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Becker’s Game Design program remains #2 in the world

Published on: March 25, 2021

Becker College continues to be a powerhouse in game design education, moving up a spot in this year’s Princeton Review’s rankings to #2 in the world. In addition, Becker College’s Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media moved up to #10 in the world in the Princeton Review’s graduate school rankings.

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Becker Esports Club to broadcast College League of Legends match

Published on: February 25, 2021

The Becker College Esports Club will broadcast this Saturday’s (Feb. 27) College League of Legends (CLoL) match between Becker and McMaster University. Organized by students in the Club’s Casting Coalition, fans can tune in at 3:00 pm to catch all the action on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/becker_college_esports. CLoL, the premier intercollegiate tournament for the game, is […]

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Becker College Hosts Global Game Jam Online Site

Published on: January 27, 2021

Becker College has announced that it is hosting a Global Game Jam (GGJ) Online site. As in past years, students from Becker’s International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Chapter are leading the local effort, which will run from January 27-31. The GGJ is the world’s largest game creation event;  Becker is one of hundreds of virtual […]

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Four Student-athletes Named to CCCF Academic All-Conference Team

Published on: January 25, 2021

Four student-athletes from the Becker Hawks football program have been named to the Commonwealth Coast Conference Football (CCCF) Academic All-Conference Team, as announced by the league on Jan. 25. Juniors Francisco Armenta (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Keegan Brick (Green Bay, Wis.), Kyle Reeder (Nashua, N.H.) and sophomore Justin Veith (Bronx, N.Y.) all represented the Hawks on […]

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New LinkedIn article: President’s Office

Published on: January 25, 2021

Top Teachable Moments from 2020

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Becker College Delivers Holiday Spirit to Chandler Elementary School

Published on: December 17, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals in the Greater Worcester area, Becker College continued its annual holiday tradition for Chandler Elementary School children and their families, despite the pandemic. Joined by lead sponsor Country Bank, along with Fallon Health and many private donors, Becker delivered bags with Walmart gift cards to Chandler Elementary […]

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Game On! December 16 Event

Published on: December 16, 2020

The second installment of Game On!, an exciting online gaming event, takes place on Wednesday, December 16. The event will star Semi Ojeleye of the Boston Celtics, along with local high school students and Becker College Esports students. The event, featuring Rocket League, will be held live at 6:30 pm on the Becker College Esports […]

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Library of Congress Seeks to Acquire “Alice in the Pandemic”

Published on: December 15, 2020

The Library of Congress has reached out to White Snake Projects to acquire Alice in the Pandemic, A Digital Opera, for its Performing Arts COVID-19 Response Collection. The digital opera represented a major project for Becker students, alumni, and professors, who worked on the technology side of the production. According to the request received by […]

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Becker Professor Named to NFPA Handbook Editorial Board

Published on: December 11, 2020

Professor Aleš Jug, Ph.D. of the School of Design & Technology at Becker College, has been chosen by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to be on the editorial board of the 2022 edition of its highly-regarded Fire Prevention Handbook. The NFPA, according to their website, is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, […]

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MassDiGI Launches New Internship Program

Published on: December 4, 2020

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) at Becker College has launched XP, a new virtual internship program for recent college or university graduates and current college or university students. XP has been designed especially for those who have had their early career or academic path disrupted by the pandemic and are interested in a high-quality […]

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MassDiGi Launches New Internship Program

Published on: December 4, 2020

The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) at Becker College has launched XP, a new virtual internship program for recent college or university graduates and current college or university students. XP has been designed especially for those who have had their early career or academic path disrupted by the pandemic and are interested in a high-quality […]

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UGAA Partners with Becker to Develop ESports Industry Curriculum for K-12

Published on: November 16, 2020

Universal Gamers Amateur Association (UGAA), an innovative leader in career-focused online education that combines with eSports League gaming, is joining with one of the original members of FaZe Clan Lucas Mosing and top-ranked Becker College to develop eSports industry curriculum for students in the K-12 grades. Brian Kenny, UGAA founder and Chief Marketing Officer said, […]

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Becker teams prepare for inaugural NECC Esports postseason

Published on: November 9, 2020

As the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Esports fall regular season winds down, Becker College varsity and club teams are preparing for the conference’s inaugural postseason, which begins this week. NECC will be sponsoring championships in each of the five games and will be awarding nine winners overall. Becker will be competing in all five: […]

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Dean Ritacco to Speak at 2020 Esports Rising Virtual Conference, Nov. 19

Published on: November 3, 2020

Alan Ritacco, Ph.D., assistant vice president and dean of the School of Design & Technology at Becker College, will be speaking at the 2020 Esports  Rising virtual conference on November 19. The conference, organized by The Esports Observer and the Sports Business Journal, brings together industry leaders who will examine the current state of esports—and […]

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Esports as an Economic Driver

Published on: October 29, 2020

An op-ed—co-authored by Becker College President, Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D., and Timothy Loew, executive director of Mass DiGI—that focused on the value of esports to economic recovery and growth in Massachusetts—was published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The authors wrote, “As we consider new opportunities that can help fuel economic recovery and growth over […]

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Becker College Announces Game Jam Winners

Published on: October 28, 2020

Coming together as a creative community under the direction of Terrasa Ulm, associate professor of game development, and Amanda Theinert, director of the MFA program, Becker College held a virtual Game Jam October 16-18. More than 80 students and alumni participated in the event, working in teams of one to four, for the collective goal […]

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Becker hosts online Overwatch “GOATS” Invitational

Published on: October 23, 2020

This Sunday, October 25, Becker will host its first-ever online throwback Overwatch “GOATS” Invitational Tournament. “GOATS,” a game strategy made obsolete last year, remains popular with players. “We thought we’d do something a little different this semester,” said Nicholas “Shifty” Travis, Becker’s varsity Overwatch head coach and assistant general manager said. “After discussing several ideas, […]

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Becker Esports nominated for GameHERS Award

Published on: October 22, 2020

Becker College has been nominated for a GameHERS Award in the Community Category for Best Collegiate Esports Team. To vote for Becker, visit https://thegamehers.com/vote before November 13. Other institutions in the running include University of California Irvine, George Mason University and Shenendoah University. The GameHERS Awards are the only awards in gaming by women, for […]

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Becker Scores Another Virtual Opera

Published on: October 16, 2020

Imagine Lewis Carroll’s infamous character—Alice—no longer in wonderland, but in a modern environment. As in Alice in Wonderland, she undertakes a challenging journey. But in this updated version of the classic story, she is a nurse who needs find her ailing mother in a new normal world. Alice in the Pandemic, A Digital Opera is […]

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Becker College student-made games launched

Published on: October 7, 2020

MassDiGI,  the Becker College-based center for entrepreneurship, academic cooperation, and economic development across the state’s games ecosystem, recently launched four student-made games. The mobile titles are available for free on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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Becker professor working on special effects for new TV series

Published on: October 5, 2020

Becker College Professor Curvin Huber is working on Ridley Scott’s new TV series Raised by Wolves, which recently premiered on HBO. Huber, a VFX artist who teaches Interactive Media at Becker, is working on the production team at Mind and Machine. His VFX shots have appeared in episodes 1 and 6 for the first season of the television show.

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