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 football: Becker looks to rebound with new coaches, transfer students, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 26
Becker College football coach Frank Forcucci has an entire new staff of six assistants and expects the Hawks to be better this year after suffering a losing season last year.
College Town: Area schools discuss pets on campus, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 22
Students at Becker College are now allowed to have fish in their dorm rooms. The college is allowing small fish tanks and fish bowls in all of its residence halls, starting this year.
Boston women’s hockey team relocates to Worcester, Worcester Business Journal, Aug. 21
The Boston Blades hockey team (now known as the Worcester Blades), is moving to Worcester. The team is part of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and they will play at the Fidelity Bank ice center, where the Becker College men’s and women’s ice hockey teams play.
40 Under Forty: Ursula Furi-Perry, Worcester Business Journal, Aug. 20
Ursula Furi-Perry, dean of Becker College’s School of Humanities & Social Sciences, was among the recipients of this year’s 40 Under Forty awards. The members of the 2018 “40 Under Forty” class were also highlighted by the Worcester Business Journal in several stories that ran on Aug. 21, Aug. 22, Aug. 23, and Aug. 28.
World Premiere of Video Game Opera Permadeath Comes to Boston, Broadway World, Aug. 20
The video game opera PermaDeath, which will premiere in Boston on September 27-29, features work by faculty and students from Becker College. The Becker team also is developing an Augmented Reality app for PermaDeath, available at Google Play or the Apple App Store.
College football: Becker’s Michael Bianco goes from water boy to hard-hitting linebacker, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 17
Like a movie come to life, Becker College senior Michael Bianco rose from handing out water to the school’s football players during games, to becoming the team’s star linebacker.
Worcester State, Nichols form counter-terrorism degree agreement, Worcester Business Journal, Aug. 13
Becker College’s agreement with the UMass School of Law, allowing students to get their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years, is mentioned in this story about other similar partnerships.
Game on at MassDiGi open house at Becker College, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Aug. 9
MassDiGI held an open house on Aug. 7 for the Summer Innovation Program. The event, held at Becker College’s Colleen Barrett Center, featured student-created games and offered visitors a chance to play the games and meet the students who made them.
Education: Esports explosion leads to new Becker College program, Worcester Business Journal, Aug. 9
Becker College has a new four year bachelor’s of science degree in esports management. The college also has started a varsity esports program.
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