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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.

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Millennium Fellowship Program Graduation

Published on: December 7, 2018

Sixteen Becker College students graduated from the Millennium Fellowship program sponsored by the Millennium Campus Network (MCN) and the United Nations Academic Impact. As part of the program, students started unique service projects to improve the quality of life for people in Central Massachusetts and beyond.

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Highlights from the December Senior Showcase

Published on: December 6, 2018

Becker College was proud to celebrate students’ achievements at the December 2018 Graduate Recognition & Senior Showcase. The Senior Showcase was held Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Colleen C. Barrett Center on the Worcester campus. More than 20 students presented projects and others detailed what they learned while at Becker and as interns off-campus. […]

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Becker in the News: November 2018

Published on: November 29, 2018

Open for Business Meeting scheduled for Nov. 27, Wicked Local Sudbury, Nov. 27 An “Open for Business” meeting will be held on Nov. 27 at Becker College. Local officials, municipal staff members, and representatives from state agencies are scheduled to be in attendance. Universities invest in esports academic opportunities, EdTech Magazine, Nov. 26 Becker College’s new […]

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Becker Esports Club to compete in Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup

Published on: November 28, 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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New Dean Announced for School of Graduate & Professional Studies

Published on: November 15, 2018

Following an extensive national search, Becker College has announced that Mary Ellen Mahoney has been appointed Dean of the College’s School of Graduate & Professional Studies, effective November 2018. She will be the first Dean of Becker’s fifth school, which launched in July.

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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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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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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.