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“Traveling to the U.S./Mexico Border: A Journey of Peace and Solidarity”

Published on: March 6, 2019

Thursday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. A talk and slide presentation by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy . All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend this special event on March 7, at 2:00 p.m. in the Barrett Center Multipurpose Room.  Claire will share her recent experience crossing the United States/Mexico border with other activists as well as […]

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Agile Mindset Conference

Published on: February 28, 2019

Spend the day with industry leaders, innovators, faculty, and students who will showcase relevant real-world case studies from corporate and academic segments. See how design thinking and the Agile Mindset can enhance the learning experience.

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Becker Students and Alumni Demo Video Games

Published on: February 28, 2019

Becker College student and alumni developers invite you to play the video games they created at the Worcester PopUp Video Game Demo Night on Friday, March 1st. The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), headquartered on Becker’s campus, is organizing the event which will feature more than 15 local developers.

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Upcoming Home Games

Published on: February 25, 2019

Upcoming home games at Becker College for the month of March include Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Softball and Men’s Baseball. Show your Becker pride and cheer on the home team at the games listed below. Please check the beckerhawks.com website for any schedule updates. Saturday, March 2: Men’s Lacrosse Maine Maritime Academy at Becker College […]

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Becker College Ranks Among Best Nursing Programs in Massachusetts

Published on: February 25, 2019

Becker College’s nursing programs rank, once again, among the best in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  With distinguished faculty, committed students, and strong student pass rates on the nursing licensing exam, Becker College came in 7th out of the 41 Massachusetts nursing programs evaluated by RegisteredNursing.org.  The nursing advocacy organization only weighs NCLEX-RN scores when ranking […]

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Becker students demo games at Expo

Published on: February 14, 2019

Becker College students and MassDiGI staff recently took part in Playcrafting Boston’s Winter Play Expo at Microsoft New England in Cambridge. The event, which attracted an estimated 700 attendees, gave the students the opportunity to demonstrate some of their Live Studio and Marketing Lab projects and get feedback from a wide range of players. Live Studio, a unique course at Becker taught […]

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World Day of Social Justice Event

Published on: February 13, 2019

Becker College invites the community to campus to celebrate World Day of Social Justice on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Worcester city leaders will join the Becker faculty, staff, and students to discuss the social justice initiatives happening locally. The United Nations declared February 20th as World Day of Social Justice in 2007 and its observance started in […]

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Becker College Students Excel On Veterinary Technician Exam

Published on: February 8, 2019

Becker College is pleased to announce an 88% pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE), well exceeding the national average of 60% for the November to December test period. 

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Becker in the News: January 2019

Published on: February 7, 2019

Top 5 Game Design Schools, bitneni.com, Jan. 31 Becker College is highlighted as one of the top 5 game design schools in the country.  The story notes that Becker is the only college that has made it onto Princeton Review’s ‘Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design’ list every year since 2010.   What’s the […]

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Becker Students Win Awards at ArtsWorcester College Show

Published on: February 5, 2019

Two Becker College students won the top prize and three students won honorable mention at this year’s ArtsWorcester College Show., which highlights top student talent from the region.

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Varsity esports team to compete in 4th game

Published on: January 29, 2019

The Becker College Varsity Esports Program has added a fourth game, Paladins, to its roster of titles. The newest team in the program will be playing in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) 2019 Crystal Cup for Paladins starting on February 2. In addition to the NACE Crystal Cup for Paladins, Becker has also […]

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Becker hosts Global Game Jam

Published on: January 28, 2019

Becker College was, once again, selected as a host site for the Global Game Jam, which was held on Jan. 25-27. Becker’s International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Club was in charge of the local jam and the College campus was one of hundreds of host sites throughout the world.  Last year, the annual event for […]

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Becker esports experts present at sports management summit

Published on: January 24, 2019

The future of esports took center stage at the first of what organizers hope to be an annual Worcester Sports Management Summit. The event was hosted by the Worcester Bravehearts on Jan. 18, and the panel included two of Becker College’s esports experts. “The job opportunities are endless,” said Vaughn A. Calhoun, director of business […]

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Becker to compete in College League of Legends

Published on: January 22, 2019

For the first time in the brief history of the Becker College Varsity Esports Program, a team will be taking part in the College League of Legends (CLoL) season. CLoL, the premier collegiate League of Legends tournament, is organized by publisher Riot Games and features nearly 350 entrants. The Becker LoL Blue team will be competing in the East region […]

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New dual degree programs at Becker College

Published on: January 18, 2019

The Becker College School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences is offering several new dual degree options for students who want to work with animals — while also expanding their career options. “My goal is to allow students to customize their academic degrees in a way that will open multiple doors for them,” said Julie Bailey, […]

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Upcoming Home Games

Published on: January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17 Women’s Basketball Mitchell at Becker Leicester Gymnasium, 6:00 p.m.   Friday, January 18 Men’s Ice Hockey University of New England at Becker Worcester Ice Center, 7:00 p.m.   Saturday, January 19 Men’s Basketball Newbury College at Becker Leicester Gymnasium, 1:00 p.m.   Tuesday, January 22 Women’s Basketball Newbury College at Becker Leicester […]

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Becker Varsity Esports adds Overwatch team

Published on: January 15, 2019

This semester Becker College students will be able to cheer for a new varsity esports team — Overwatch. Overwatch, published by Blizzard Entertainment, is an enormously popular online, team-based game where heroes do battle in a world of conflict. Becker’s team will kick-off its competitive schedule by playing in the TESPA Overwatch Collegiate Championship: Varsity […]

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Becker Awarded Grant for Community Mental Health Education Workshops

Published on: January 11, 2019

Becker College has been chosen as a recipient of a grant from the Reliant Foundation.  The funds will be used to offer mental health education workshops for parents in Leicester, Spencer, and East Brookfield.  The workshops will provide parents with information about how to identify mental health concerns in children and adolescents and direct them […]

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Professor, alum, present learning game at expo in Washington, D.C.

Published on: January 9, 2019

Becker College Prof. Keo Heng and alumnus David Neer presented at this year’s ED Games Expo, which was held recently in Washington D.C. Heng, Neer, and Dr. Peter Solomon, of The Beamer LLC, showcased their educational physics video game.  The game is part of the “Stardust Mystery” series of learning games and Becker faculty and students are building some of the components.

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Becker in the News: December 2018

Published on: January 4, 2019

Wall & Main: Becker College trains talent for fast-growing esports industry, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Dec. 30 Jennifer Oles, director of media relations and publications at Becker College, discusses Becker’s esports program, which is slated to launch in the fall of 2019.   Education: The Innovation Roundup, Worcester Magazine, Dec. 27 Becker College’s esports management […]

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Open Office Hours for Newbury College Students

Published on: December 14, 2018

Current Newbury College students are encouraged to apply for transfer admission at www.becker.edu/apply and to make an appointment with a transfer counselor to discuss their transfer plans and to have their admissions application reviewed.