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Becker Esports Club to compete in Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup

Published on: November 13, 2018

The Becker College Esports Club “Heatwave” and “Frostbite” Overwatch teams have been chosen to compete in the first-ever Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup. Overwatch is a team-based, multiplayer online game where players are assigned into two teams of six, with every player selecting from a roster of characters, each with a unique style of play. “Being part […]

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How to get your first game studio job

Published on: November 6, 2018

Learn strategies for breaking into the game industry on Monday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m., at the Colleen C. Barrett Center, 80 William St., Worcester. The program is being offered as part of the Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College. The discussion on “How To Get Your First Game Studio Job” will be led […]

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Becker College School of Nursing Grads Score High on NCLEX

Published on: November 5, 2018

Becker College’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences is pleased to announce continued achievement in posting above-average pass rates for its Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates. In 2018, the ASN students achieved a 96% pass rate, and the BSN students earned a 93% pass rate—well above […]

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Sports Industry, Continual Learning lectures on Nov. 13

Published on: November 8, 2018

Becker College has two lectures planned for Tuesday, Nov. 13. The first will highlight the power of continual learning, the second will focus on careers in the sports industry. Both are free and open to the public and both will be held in the Colleen C. Barrett Center, 80 William St., Worcester. Becker College Professor […]

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Upcoming Homes Games

Published on: November 5, 2018

Thursday, November 15 Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Nichols DCU Center, 4:15 p.m. “College Night” – Railers Game to Follow Students can sign up for tickets at: https://railerscollegenight.eventbrite.com Saturday, November 17 Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Nichols Worcester Ice Center, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, November 20 Women’s Basketball HOME OPENER vs. Lesley Leicester Gymnasium 5:30 p.m. Men’s Ice […]

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Becker College Receives Grant for Esports Lab

Published on: November 2, 2018

Becker College is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Collaborative Workspace Program grant from MassDevelopment. The grant will to be used by the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) New Ventures Center at Becker to create the first-ever esports lab of its kind in central Massachusetts.

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Softball Team Wins President’s Academic Cup

Published on: October 25, 2018

Becker College President Nancy P. Crimmin awarded the College’s softball team with the Fall 2018 President’s Academic Cup on Saturday, October 20. The President’s Academic Cup is given every semester to the team with the highest average semester GPA. For the Spring 2018 semester, the softball team had a combined GPA of 3.39. “I am […]

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Playing Careers: Breaking into the Sports Industry

Published on: October 24, 2018

Learn about building a career in professional sports from the leaders of Red Sox’s Triple-A team— soon to be based in Worcester. The lecture, part of the Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College, will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,  Nov. 13,  in the Colleen C. Barrett Center, 80 William St., Worcester. […]

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Athletics Open House – November 12, 2018

Published on: October 22, 2018

Join us from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the Leicester campus to learn more about becoming a student athlete at Becker! This program will feature information about succeeding as a Becker College student athlete, participating in one of our Division III athletic teams, interacting with cutting edge academic programs and our dynamic campus life community.

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Becker Varsity Esports enters AVGL League of Legends tournament

Published on: October 19, 2018

Becker College’s Varsity Esports Program’s League of Legends (LoL) Blue team is competing in the American Video Game League (AVGL) College Community LoL Tournament. The tournament begins with group stages. Teams will play in a round-robin format leading up to single elimination playoffs on October 27 and 28. The top two teams will play in […]

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Becker to Offer Esports Management Scholarships 

Published on: October 11, 2018

Following the launch of a first-in-the-nation Esports Management degree in June, Becker College has announced the availability of Esports Management academic scholarships for the inaugural 2019 Esports Management class. This is the first program in the U.S. to offer scholarships for this type of program. “We are focused on providing students with practical, hands-on learning […]

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Varsity Esports to square off in Collegiate Starleague

Published on: October 9, 2018

The Becker College Varsity Esports Program League of Legends (LoL) Blue and White teams will both be competing in the Collegiate StarLeague (CSL) beginning this weekend. Becker LoL Blue is entered in CSL College League of Legends Pre-Season and Becker LoL White is entered in CSL JV1. Matches typically take place every Sunday at 3:00 […]

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Becker Varsity Esports earns spot in SMITE championship

Published on: October 1, 2018

The Becker College Varsity Esports Program SMITE Blue team is one of 28 squads in the country to earn a spot in the inaugural National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) Championship for SMITE. SMITE, a popular online multiplayer game, puts players in control of mythological Gods from a third-person perspective. The NACE Championship for SMITE, sponsored […]

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Becker in the News: September 2018

Published on: September 28, 2018

Becker in the News: September 1-30, 2018 ‘PermaDeath,’ An Opera About Playing A Video Game, Reveals Truths About How We Want To Live, 90.9 WBUR, Sept. 26 A story about the video-game opera PermaDeath mentions the role that Becker College is playing in the production. Students from the School of Design & Technology have developed […]

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Becker’s varsity esports team featured on Worcester News Tonight

Published on: September 27, 2018

Becker College’s varsity esports team was the focus of a story that aired on News Channel 3’s program, Worcester News Tonight.  The college is the first in Massachusetts to offer scholarships to competitive gamers. Becker also recently announced plans to offer a Master of Fine Arts degree in interactive media.  Watch the video below. 

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Game Design program featured in news story

Published on: September 25, 2018

Becker College’s Game Design program took center stage in a piece that ran on Boston25 News about PermaDeath, the first-ever video game opera featuring real-time streaming that infuses 3D and motion capture technology into traditional opera.  Becker students and faculty used  technology to transfer a traditional opera into a cutting-edge experience. PermaDeath is slated to […]

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Upcoming Home Games

Published on: September 25, 2018

Tuesday, Sept. 25: Men’s Soccer vs. Nichols, Alumni Field, 4 p.m.;   Thursday, Sept. 27: Field Hockey vs. Clark, Alumni Field, 4 p.m.:   Saturday, Sept. 29: Volleyball vs. Eastern Nazarene, Leicester Gymnasium, 12 p.m.; Men’s Soccer vs. Elms, Alumni Field, 2 p.m.;   Tuesday, Oct. 2: Women’s Soccer vs. UMass Dartmouth, Alumni Field, 2 […]

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Becker to compete in Upsurge Esports Fall Tournament

Published on: September 19, 2018

The Becker College Varsity Esports Program League of Legends (LoL) Blue team will kick-off its 2018-2019 season by competing in the Eastern Division Upsurge Esports LoL Minor League Tournament. Becker was one of 24 teams chosen and will compete against other collegiate teams from NC State and Ohio State as well as squads from Dramatik, FrontSide […]

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What is a Faceware Singer?

Published on: September 14, 2018

Please meet Nathan Rodriguez and Jennifer Caraluzzi, our intrepid Faceware singers. What, you may ask, is a Faceware singer? Nathan and Jenn use their faces and lips to power PermaDeath‘s avatars’ faces and lips so that the avatars are lip syncing to live singers. They mime the Computer Generated Images (CGI) parts of the show, […]

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ORIGIN PC Partners with Becker Varsity Esports Program

Published on: September 10, 2018

The Becker College Varsity Esports Program has named ORIGIN PC, the gaming industry standard for custom personal computers, as its preferred PC partner.  “We’re thrilled to call ORIGIN PC our preferred partner,” said Tim Loew, general manager of the Becker College Varsity Esports Program. “There is no better company than ORIGIN PC when it comes […]

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Alumni, Family, and Friends Weekend

Published on: September 7, 2018

Save the Date Alumni, Family, and Friends Homecoming Weekend 2019 October 4, 2019 through October 6, 2019