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A message from the President about the protests

Published on: June 2, 2020

In a 1967 speech by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Stanford University, he said, “In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?” The “Other America” speech was recently shared on Twitter by the King Center; I urge you to listen to this powerful message. Now, 53 years later, we must ask ourselves this same question. 

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Becker club to hold game jam for high schoolers

Published on: June 1, 2020

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Becker College Club is offering the Jump Start Game Jam for interested high school students, parents or teachers, on June 13-14. The virtual event is free, but preregistration is required by June 9.

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Becker’s Hazelwood crowned NECC Madden Xbox Champion

Published on: May 24, 2020

The inaugural New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Madden Xbox Championship took place Saturday evening, May 23. Becker College’s Jordan Hazelwood ’20 was victorious in his match-up against Dean College’s Ki’Sean Bullard in a best two-of-three series.

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Game On! event has great turn out, great game play

Published on: May 21, 2020

Becker College’s “Game On! Celebrities for Students” was a great success. The event featured former NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Carlos Boozer, Semi Ojeleye of the Boston Celtics, and rapper Izo Enoma, who joined Becker College students for the online gaming competition held live on the Becker College Twitch channel (@BeckerCollege).

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Becker nominated for Special Olympics Spotlight Poll

Published on: May 21, 2020

For the second straight year, Becker College has been nominated for the NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll, which runs from May 1-25. Please help Becker College by voting daily, up until the deadline of May 25, midnight EST.

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McMahon voted into all-district baseball team for second year in a row

Published on: May 20, 2020

Becker College graduate Michael McMahon ’20 has been named to the Academic All-District® Baseball Team for the second year in a row by the College of Sports Information Directors Association. McMahon, a two-year captain of the Becker College baseball team, is the first Becker College student-athlete to receive this accolade twice.

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Gold medalist to join in Game On! Celebrities for Students

Published on: May 11, 2020

Olympic Gold Medalist Carlos Boozer will to take part in Becker College’s “Game On! Celebrities for Students” event, which will be held live on May 13 at 7:00 p.m. on the Becker College Twitch channel (@BeckerCollege). The online gaming event will also star Semi Ojeleye of the Boston Celtics, and rapper Izo Enoma, along with Becker College students.

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Becker alumni celebrate their game company’s fifth anniversary

Published on: May 5, 2020

Five years ago, a small group of friends, all of whom were seniors majoring in game design and development at Becker College, decided to take a leap of faith and start up their own game studio in Worcester. Today, Petricore Inc., the company they started in May 2015, is thriving.

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Becker announces Game On! Celebrities for Students event

Published on: May 5, 2020

Becker College announced today Game On! Celebrities for Students, an exciting online gaming event coming up on May 13. The event will star Semi Ojeleye of the Boston Celtics, rapper Izo Enoma along with Becker College students. The event, featuring Fortnite and Madden NFL 20, will be held live on May 13 at 7:00 p.m. on the Becker College Twitch channel (@BeckerCollege).

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Roller Riot skates into stores

Published on: May 1, 2020

Roller Riot, a game designed at Becker College by students from around the world, is now available through Steam, for play on personal computers. The game was created during the MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program; and students in the LiveStudio program, from across a range of disciplines, had roles in polishing the game and getting it ready to launch.

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TLT working to help students, faculty succeed

Published on: April 29, 2020

While Becker College’s students and employees are engaged in remote work, the College’s Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) has come up with a wide range of programs, webinars, and other efforts to help support the Becker community and make remote learning a success.

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Becker’s Ernie Brooks is a competition finalist

Published on: April 27, 2020

Becker College’s Ernie Brooks has been named a finalist in the Ashworth by the Sea Story Contest. According to the website for the historic Hampton Beach hotel, the contest is meant to help people remember life before the COVID-19 pandemic, with an eye towards the future.

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Becker hosting College Challenge Series

Published on: April 25, 2020

Traditional college athletics across the country may have ceased for the time being due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Becker College has found a way to keep the competitive spirit alive with the launch this week of the Madden NFL 20 College Challenge Series.

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Becker to host athletics awards virtually

Published on: April 23, 2020

Despite our ability to not be together in the time of this COVID-19 pandemic, the Becker College Athletic Department will still recognize the accomplishments of the 2020 senior student-athletes by hosting its 12th Annual Senior Athletics Awards Celebration, virtually, through the use of the department’s social media outlets.

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Becker to hold free webinar for college students

Published on: April 21, 2020

Becker College will hold a free webinar: “The Lost Semester—For College Students Coping in the New Normal,” on Saturday, April 25, 2-3 pm. The event is designed to provide students with the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to manage anxiety, stress, and emotions during this challenging time.

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Pros and cons for getting a pet during the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on: April 21, 2020

Animal shelters across the country are reporting an increase in the number of pets being adopted, as people work from home during the Covid19 pandemic. But as Becker College’s Jessica Zappone notes, there are many factors that need to be considered before deciding to adopt.   

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Celebrating Earth Day amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Published on: April 21, 2020

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The Reverend Michael Keating, a professor at Becker College and the owner of Keating Enterprises Landscaping, rememebrs the first Earth Day and offers some advice on how we can celebrate while staying safe.

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Becker students named to Hampshire Honor Society

Published on: April 20, 2020

Becker College students Ryan Gries and Robert Pellerin have been recognized by the National Football Foundation and named to the Hampshire Honor Society. The students were selected based on their academic and athletic accomplishments throughout their collegiate careers.

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Summer game camps cancelled

Published on: April 17, 2020

Here at Becker College, we have decided to err on the side of caution and forgo summer camps and studios for Summer 2020, due to current pandemic.  However, discussions about potentially offering additional online engagements are underway, to facilitate those who had planned to attend the 2020 studios and camps.  Please check back for additional information.

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Esports is becoming the sport to watch

Published on: April 17, 2020

Becker College is leading the way as esports moves to center stage in the sport arena. As WGBH pointed out in an April 17 news article, Becker’s recent Overwatch Invitational Tournament was likely the “only kind of intercollegiate competition still underway in Massachusetts.”

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Mental Health Counseling Program Uses Technology to Address Community Needs

Published on: April 17, 2020

Becker College’s Mental Health Counseling Program is using technology to address the community’s needs while supporting students’ education and training. Students are providing online counseling services to community residents through the use of secure videoconferencing technology.

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