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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  

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Becker in the News: August 2018

Published on: August 30, 2018

What’s new at Central Mass. colleges?, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 29 Becker College has a new School of Graduate and Professional Studies and is offering several new degree programs this year, including bachelor’s degrees in Esports Management and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship,  a master’s degree in interactive media, and several new online courses. College […]

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Gaming Giant ZAM Network Backs Becker Varsity Esports Program

Published on: August 28, 2018

 The Becker College Varsity Esports Program is partnering with ZAM Network, a leading entertainment company that reaches over 20 million gamers a month through its popular game websites. ZAM Network is a sponsor for the college’s inaugural varsity esports season. The sponsorship funds will be used for student and program support. ZAM Network features the top […]

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Dean Ursula Furi-Perry named as one of 40 Under Forty by Worcester Business Journal

Published on: August 22, 2018

Becker College Dean Ursula Furi-Perry has been named as one of the recipients of Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty awards.   The awards celebrate outstanding local business leaders who work in Central Massachusetts, live in Massachusetts and are under 40 years old.

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Becker students selected for Millennium Fellowship

Published on: August 22, 2018

Becker College has been selected to participate in the Millennium Fellowship—a joint project by the Millennium Campus Network (MCN), a Boston-based non-profit, and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)—to help achieve the UN’s from Sustainable Development Goals. UNAI is a United Nations initiative designed to align institutions of higher education with the United Nations and […]

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How Becker College drives educational development with Microsoft

Published on: August 13, 2018

Located in central Massachusetts, Becker College serves approximately 1,800 students, 600 of which are enrolled in the interactive media and game design program – one of the largest and #4 ranked in the world. Recently, students from the program developed a mobile game that had 3,000 downloads in the first ten minutes of its launch. […]

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Becker and Microsoft Launch Parternship

Published on: August 10, 2018

Becker College is a small, distinctive institution in central Massachusetts that is ranked by the Princeton Review as the #4 school in the world for interactive media and game design, and with a #6 ranked Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media. With more than 600 students enrolled in the program out of the approximately […]

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Becker in the News: July 2018

Published on: July 31, 2018

Transitions: Appointments, resignations, retirements, awards, deaths, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 26 Ursula Furi-Perry, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Becker College, has been named as the interim dean of the college’s new School of Graduate and Professional Studies.   The Worcester Railers HC Add Becker College Graduate Tommy Nourie […]

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Becker College establishes new school

Published on: July 18, 2018

Becker College has established a fifth school: the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. The new school replaces the current Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies effective immediately, and centralizes the administration of the College’s graduate programs. The School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers degrees and professional certificate programs in many disciplines designed to […]

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School of Nursing earns new distinction

Published on: July 2, 2018

Becker College’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its strong record of preparing graduates for real world success. This new special field of study distinction comes on the heels of another college-wide honor by Colleges of Distinction, a national guidebook honoring schools throughout the U.S. for excellence […]

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Becker in the News: June 2018

Published on: June 30, 2018

In addition to the news items listed below, 389 news releases were sent out in June to print and online news publications across the country about students who graduated from Becker College and 440 news releases were sent out about students who were named to the Dean’s List.   Worcester program helping young entrepreneurs launch […]

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Becker Police hold training exercises

Published on: June 27, 2018

Members of the Becker College Police Department recently participated in active shooter training. The training was facilitated by the Worcester Police Department, and took place on two days in June. On the first day, the training exercises were held in Colton Hall. The unoccupied residence hall allowed police to apply techniques, both learned and new, […]