1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Yankee Candle founder Michael Kittredge, Msnbc host Rachel Maddow and actor Bill Cosby among this year's college commencement speakers

      Explore masslive.com (May 8 2010)

      Yankee Candle founder Michael Kittredge, Msnbc host Rachel Maddow and actor Bill Cosby among this year's college commencement speakers Kittredge, the well-known, self-made entrepreneur who founded Yankee Candle Co. four decades ago, will be the commencement speaker at Bay Path College this year, hoping to impart some wisdom to a new generation of job-seekers emerging as graduates in one of the toughest economies in recent history. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    2. Owner of Fran Johnson's Golf & Tennis plans to reopen West Springfield store

      Explore masslive.com (May 6 2010)

      Owner of Fran Johnson's Golf & Tennis plans to reopen West Springfield store Owner Cindy A. Johnson – whose father, Fran, started the business in 1975 – says she plans to have the business open again by the middle of next week. She’s working now to order new inventory. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   United Bank   The Republican

    3. AG unveils additional funding for youth jobs program

      Explore Boston.com (May 6 2010)

      AG unveils additional funding for youth jobs program The 16 programs include the St. Peter Teen Center, the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain, the Boys and Girls Club of Holyoke, Worcester Public Schools, the Haverhill Community Violence Prevention Center, and Caring Health Center in Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. MHC president to be feted by friends, faculty, students on Thursday

      Explore GazetteNET (May 5 2010)

      Among the speakers lined up to toast Mount Holyoke College President Joanne V. Creighton as she prepares to depart after 15 years as president are another college president, a student leader, and faculty who have worked with Creighton. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Mount Holyoke College   Carol T. Christ

    5. Study by Urban Land Institute envisions revitalized Springfield waterfront

      Explore masslive.com (May 4 2010)

      Study by Urban Land Institute envisions revitalized Springfield waterfront John D. Judge, the city’s chief development officer, talked about creating the Larry O’Brien Sports Institute, which would be named for the Hall of Famer and late Springfield resident who was U.S. postmaster general and NBA commissioner. Judge said such a facility would include a place where there would be camps and clinics and sports medicine would be practiced. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   The Republican

    6. Women's Partnership honors Carol Baribeau as 2010 woman of the year

      Explore masslive.com (May 3 2010)

      Women's Partnership honors Carol Baribeau as 2010 woman of the year Carol L. Baribeau doesn’t think of her involvement with cancer-related causes as an unpleasant reminder of her breast cancer diagnosis. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Palmer   Baystate Health

    7. 2010 Business Market Show: Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield urges: Look, buy local

      Explore masslive.com (May 3 2010)

      2010 Business Market Show: Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield urges: Look, buy local The chamber started the Business Market Show in 1990 on the sixth floor of the Springfield Marriott, said Russell F Denver, president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center

    8. Massachusetts House snuffs out effort to increase local aid

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2010)

      Ira H. Rubenzahl, president of Springfield Technical Community College, said he was disappointed. The cuts are coming even though enrollment has increased, he said. “It’s very serious,” he said. “This will definitely cause us to have a fee increase.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    9. Chambers hear pitch on gambling - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2010)

      Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda, a vice president for the Greater Springfield chamber, said the event at the Statehouse is held partly to break down perceived barriers between elected leaders and business people. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Mohegan Sun   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

    10. Political activist Gloria Steinem to speak at Westfield State College

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2010)

      Political activist Gloria Steinem to speak at Westfield State College Westfield State College Foundation’s lecture series will feature feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem Wednesday at the campus Woodward Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   The Republican

    11. 3 Pioneer Valley organizations win National Endowment for Arts grants

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2010)

      “Massachusetts has always led the way in arts and culture, and this investment will bring the arts and arts education directly to more and more people and colleges in our state,” Kerry said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst College   Springfield   Amherst

    12. THE POWER OF EXPORTING

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 28 2010)

      Whether it’s fabricated metal, electronics, medical devices, specialty foods, wire, scrap metals, paper, or plastics, exports are responsible for many thousands of jobs in Western Mass. And most business owners, politicians, and media members don’t understand the tremendous impact that export sales have on the economic well-being of the Valley. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    13. East Longmeadow opens Green Learning Center

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2010)

      “The Green Committee is a very active committee and this is just one way we are trying to inform residents about the importance of going green,” Driscoll said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    14. Nine towns, University of Massachusetts explore regionalized emergency dispatch services

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2010)

      Nine towns, University of Massachusetts explore regionalized emergency dispatch services Regionalizing emergency dispatch services could save hundreds of thousands of dollars for nine towns and the University of Massachusetts, according to Town Manager Laurence R. Shaffer. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    15. Springfield Museums appoints new president as of May 1; Joseph Carvalho to retire

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2010)

      Springfield Museums appoints new president as of May 1; Joseph Carvalho to retire The Board of Trustees of the Springfield Museums has appointed Holly Smith- Bové as the new president of the Museums, effective May 1. According to a release from the museums, Smith-Bové succeeds Joseph Carvalho who is retiring after 34 years at the organization and 16 years as its president. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    16. Editorial: Western Massachusetts community colleges pay big dividends

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 20 2010)

      Editorial: Western Massachusetts community colleges pay big dividends Spring enrollments are up: 13 percent at Greenfield Community College; 11 percent at Holyoke Community College, and 10 percent at Springfield Technical Community College. You know things are looking good when one of a college president’s biggest worries is finding enough parking for students. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    17. Latest Massachusetts unemployment figures show a job market that's 'clawing back'

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 20 2010)

      Latest Massachusetts unemployment figures show a job market that's 'clawing back' Springfield and its surrounding communities added 1,000 jobs in March, according to figures released on Tuesday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    18. Community colleges in Western Mass. report dramatic increased in enrollment

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 19 2010)

      Community colleges in Western Mass. report dramatic increased in enrollment Greenfield Community College has seen the largest increase with 13 percent more students attending the college this spring than last year. Holyoke Community has seen an 11 percent increase in the number of students, and Springfield Technical Community College saw a 10 percent jump in students. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College   Springfield

    19. Holyoke Community College workshop focuses on jobs, research and educational potential of high performance computing center

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 15 2010)

      Holyoke Community College workshop focuses on jobs, research and educational potential of high performance computing center The scientists and engineers behind the planned high-performance computing center don’t yet know what types of computers will go into that center, even though a groundbreaking is set for this fall. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Amherst

    20. Editorial: Springfield College honors spirit of James Naismith

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 15 2010)

      Editorial: Springfield College honors spirit of James Naismith James Naismith was a 30-year-old instructor at what is now known as Springfield College when he came up with 13 rules for an indoor winter game. The year was 1891 – and peach baskets were the forerunners of the nets used in the game today. Naismith died in 1939, three years after he watched his game introduced at the Olympics. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield College   Springfield

    21. Interview: Dietz & Company Architects

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 14 2010)

      Interview: Dietz & Company Architects Dietz & Company Architects is one of Western Mass' largest general practice architectural firms. What’s the secret to your success? (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    22. COMMUNITY MATTERS! BAY PATH COLLEGE’S 15TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 14 2010)

      Bay Path College will hold its annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, April 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. Celebrating its 15th year as one of the premiere, regional events attended by over 1,000 women and men, this year’s conference captures the spirit of participation and action with the theme Community Matters! (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Bay Path College

    23. Mass Health Data Consortium - Events

      Explore Mass Health Data Consortium (Apr 14 2010)

      along with federal officials and the Massachusetts healthcare community to discuss how we can successfully implement health information technology and health information exchange. (Read Full Article)

    24. Family members attend dedication of statue honoring basketball inventor James Naismith

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 13 2010)

      Family members attend dedication of statue honoring basketball inventor James Naismith Several members of the Naismith family attended the ceremony, held on what is now known as Naismith Green. Since 2005, the college has named the green and its gymnasium after Naismith, in addition to commissioning the statue by renowned sculptor Elden Tefft. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield College   Springfield

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