1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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)

    5. 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

    6. PAVING A PATH TO FINANCIAL SUCCESS

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 13 2010)

      Bay Path will host Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Editor Janet Bodnar, who will paint portraits of the four leading money personalities during the series’ second workshop. The seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, in Blake Student Commons on the Bay Path College Longmeadow Campus, 588 Longmeadow St. in Longmeadow. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bay Path College

    7. WMECo to upgrade transmission line

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Apr 12 2010)

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. says it has received state approval to upgrade a transmission line between Agawam and West Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    8. Sale pending for state school land A price of $80,000

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 11 2010)

      The town's Economic Development Industrial Corp. is moving close to selling a piece of former Belchertown State School property to be used for a proposed restaurant. (Read Full Article)

    9. Senate passes overhaul of economic development agencies

      Explore Wicked Local Blog (Apr 10 2010)

      The legislation creates a ‘one-stop shop’ for businesses seeking to expand or locate in Massachusetts by requiring the existing Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) to contract with regionally-based economic development organizations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    10. Hydro-Quebec to Decide on US Power Link This Year, CEO Says

      Explore BusinessWeek (Apr 9 2010)

      The proposed line, a partnership with Northeast Utilities and Boston-based NSTAR, would link hydroelectric dams in Quebec to transmission lines in southern New Hampshire. The line would deliver up to 1,200 megawatts, enough for about 960,000 typical U.S. homes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    11. $4,000 grant enables students to attend technology camp at Springfield Technical Community College

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 7 2010)

      “You not just doing a camp that’s nice for kids, but you are giving them a thought process to use it in their daily life,” said Heather M. Van Sickle, executive director of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    12. Springfield Symphony Orchestra lunchtime concerts return on Friday | Entertainment - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 1 2010)

      Springfield Symphony Orchestra lunchtime concerts return on Friday | Entertainment - MassLive.com On Friday at 12:30 p.m., Maestro Kevin Rhodes and the Springfield Symphony will present an hour-long preview of Saturday night’ concert program, including excerpts from Rossini’s “Semiramide” overture, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with soloist Jeffrey Biegel, and Franck’s Symphony in D minor. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Springfield Symphony Orchestra

    13. Plan could help small businesses

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Apr 1 2010)

      Plan could help small businesses Michael Hunter, the undersecretary for business development at the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, said the Senate is expected to release its own version of a state jobs bill today, while a House version should follow by the end of June. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    14. Springfield's unemployment rate dips from 15.2% tp 12.4%

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 30 2010)

      As a region, Greater Springfield gained 600 jobs last month, the labor market’s first monthly gain since October, said Rena Kottcamp, research director for the state Division of Unemployment Assistance. A year ago, Greater Springfield gained 400 jobs from January to February. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    15. Belchertown selectmen want the town and MassDevelopment to help develop former Belchertown State School land

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 29 2010)

      The Board of Selectmen is supporting plans to link the town with its Economic Development Industrial Corp. and the quasi-public agency MassDevelopment in working jointly on demolition and decontamination at the former Belchertown State School campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    16. Delegation from Pskov, Russia, gets firsthand look at how Springfield officials handle challenges

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 29 2010)

      Delegation from Pskov, Russia, gets firsthand look at how Springfield officials handle challenges A delegation from Pskov, Russia, was welcomed to the city on Monday, taking in sights ranging from City Hall to Baystate Medical Center and learning how officials here tackle some of the same challenges they face in their homeland. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

    17. Regional Employment Board urges Hampden County businesses to provide funding for summer youth employment

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2010)

      Regional Employment Board urges Hampden County businesses to provide funding for summer youth employment The Regional Employment Board helped to employ 2,000 youths in the Pioneer Valley last summer, using all or parts $2.7 million in federal and state funding. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    18. Westfield State College accepting students for new 4-year nursing degree program | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 26 2010)

      Westfield State College is adding a four-year nursing degree program and expects to enroll its first students for the semester that begins in September. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University

    19. Elite Eight basketball tournament seen as big winner for downtown Springfield merchants

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 25 2010)

      Elite Eight basketball tournament seen as big winner for downtown Springfield merchants William Hess, chairman of the tournament’s organizing committee, said the tournament is expected to pump $1.2 million to $1.5 million into the city's economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    20. Tour bus industry leaders to meet in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 25 2010)

      Tour bus industry leaders to meet in Springfield Pantuso, who spoke at a news conference this morning at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, said other communities where the American Bus Association has hosted this meeting have noticed uptics in bus travel. The American Bus Association conducted the meeting on Cape Cod in 2008 and in Utah last year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Six Flags New England   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    21. Freight by rail, water studied

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 24 2010)

      Freight by rail, water studied The first of four hearings on a state plan to decrease truck traffic by increasing shipping by rail and water was held Tuesday afternoon at Holyoke Community College. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    22. Holyoke: W. Mass. Life Sciences Forum today

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Mar 23 2010)

      The Western Massachusetts Life Sciences Forum will take place today at the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development at Holyoke Community College. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the event begins at 2 p.m ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    23. Massachusetts Highlights Regional Economic Summit

      Explore The Gov Monitor (Mar 22 2010)

      The half day-long summit focused on ways to promote long-term economic recovery and job growth throughout the region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    24. Holyoke Chamber of Commerce to learn details of high-speed computing center on March 29

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 19 2010)

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Friday afternoon cited the planned high-speed computing center in Holyoke as an example of the state’s economic recovery. Patrick, who spoke at a regional economic summit held at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, had few details to share on the project’s progress. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

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