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Week of March 27, 2017

Your Weekly Scoop Into All The Goings On!

Upcoming Campus Activities Events:

Monday, March 27
Campus Activities Board (CAB) Meeting!
6:00 p.m.
Fuller Campus Center 2nd Floor Event Space

Social Justice Week

Thursday, March 30
TNL Leicester Presents…

Becker Blue Man Group trip!
Reserve your spot here! Limited space!

Senior Last Night Out!

Graduating on May 6? Come celebrate one last night out with your friends!
Register here – it's free to attend!

 

Fitness & Wellness Classes:

Athletic Home Games:

Monday, March 29

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Southern VT
4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 1

Softball vs. Southern VT
12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

 

Community Bulletin

HEALTH TIPS FOR HEALTHY HAWKS:

Residence Life

The Center for Global Citizenship (CGC)

The Center for Global Citizenship (CGC) on the Worcester campus will continue hosting the program this semester called, “Sacred Space.” Students of every faith (or no faith/belief) are welcome to: Discuss current global issues and how they affect one’s sense of self in the world and in relation to others; Cultivate a practice to de-stress and find inner peace; and Find strength and hope in the power of communal dialogue within a safe environment.

Group meetings will be held on two Thursday’s, at 7-8 pm, per month on the following dates:

March 30

April 13 & 27

No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! Facilitator: The Rev. Dr. Mike Keating, adjunct instructor of philosophy, ethics and religion. Rev. Keating is also available if need be at 508-826-6442.

For more information please contact: Dr. Debbie Pallatto-Fontaine (debra.pallattofontaine@becker.edu) or Rev. Mike Keating ( michael.keating@becker.edu)

The Agile Minute!

Hello Everyone,

As Dean of the School of Design and Technology, I have watched the Agile Mindset enhance our programs with learning agility, infusing itself into all academic disciplines. The Agile Mindset also helps students live the Becker mission of social responsibility and realize the importance of leaving the world a better place than when you first arrive.

Whether it is using an ideation and experiential learning process in our Business classes, or mentoring and empathy in the Game Studio Classes, the Agile Mindset is at the forefront of the School of Design and Technology. With the skills and experiences learned from the Agile Mindset, our students begin to question, experience, and create value, but most importantly transform into Thinkers versus Believers by applying current skills to find solutions to new and future problems.

These notions are tightly coupled with confidence and the overarching experiences that we teach here at Becker College. The Core courses students participate in, along with their major of focus and links to the outside world (Yunus Social Center and MassDiGI), form the roots that deliver the nourishment of innovative thinking for a lifelong learner. Students in the School of Design and Technology are challenged daily to think outside the box in Design and Interactive Media, Business, Data Science, and Mathematics. These crucial skills enable our students to recognize limitations and understand what requirements others are in need of and thus develop their emotional intelligence.

Students in the Design department embrace being a Thinker versus a Believer by working in diverse teams of developers, designers, programmers, artists, and managers to develop personal and “serious” commercial digital games. Students work together to develop, create, publish, and market these digital games and work to coordinate all aspects of their projects. They use Empathy to design, or re-design, a digital game, that is targeted for a large audience, and leverage Divergent Thinking and Social and Emotional Intelligence to conceive, create and test the digital games. During this process, Design students partner with Business students, and MassDiGI, and use an Entrepreneurial Outlook to market these production-quality games. This collaboration is overseen by external professional engineers from MassDiGI and Becker College faculty and provides real world experience in the production of digital media for our students.

Embracing the Agile Mindset bolsters student confidence and promotes the transition to becoming a Thinker. It is your turn now to go out and challenge, engage, and most importantly be a Thinker and not a Believer!

Monday, March 27

Wednesday, March 29

Becker College Livestock Club

John Perkins will be coming to talk about Heifer International in Rutland, MA to Becker College to spread awareness. He will be talking about what Heifer International is doing around the world and showing how they make a difference. There will be snacks and drinks provided!

Borger 108
7:00 p.m.

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