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Art exhibit features work by Becker faculty

Published on: October 3, 2019

Becker College faculty members are taking part of a month-long art exhibition at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery in Worcester. The exhibit, “Spooky Interaction at a Distance,” reflects on the enormous call-and-response influence of interactive art as contemporary medium.

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Becker and ASA Establish the ASA Center for Digital Learning Models

Published on: September 18, 2019

Becker is pleased to announce a partnership with American Student Assistance® to establish the ASA Center for Digital Learning Models at Becker College.

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Becker College Announces First-in-Nation Esports Management Degree

Published on: June 21, 2018

Recognizing the economic and professional opportunities generated by the burgeoning esports, or competitive gaming, industry, Becker College announced a new Bachelor of Science in Esports Management. The four-year degree is the latest academic offering launched by Becker’s School of Design and Technology, joining the Masters in Fine Arts in Interactive Media, which also debuts this […]

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Becker College dean makes ‘Power 50’ List

Published on: June 6, 2019

Alan Ritacco, dean of Becker College’s School of Design & Technology, has been named to the Worcester Business Journal Power 50 Class of 2019, a list of the most influential people in the Central Massachusetts economy. According to the journal’s criteria, those recognized not only hold powerful positions in the region, but must wield their […]

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Becker College hosting Demo Night

Published on: November 22, 2019

Becker College’s International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Club is hosting a Demo Night on Friday, Nov. 22, from 6-9 p.m. in the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at 80 William Street on Becker College’s Worcester Campus. 

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Becker College Launches Varsity Esports Program

Published on: June 18, 2018

This fall, Becker College students will be able to try out for a new varsity sport — competitive video gaming, or esports. League of Legends, one of the most popular video games of all-time, will be the college’s inaugural title in its new varsity esports program. Becker, internationally ranked for its game design major, is […]

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Becker College receives four honors from Colleges of Distinction

Published on: June 11, 2019

  Becker College continues be recognized as a national and Massachusetts College of Distinction in 2019, as well as a “Nursing Colleges of Distinction” and a “Career Development Colleges of Distinction.” Colleges of Distinction is a national guidebook honoring schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused education. The organization noted Becker’s commitment to graduating […]

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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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Becker College students to attend GDC

Published on: March 8, 2018

Six awarded prestigious scholarships for the Game Developers Conference. A dozen students from Becker’s Interactive Media Design program will attend the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest professional game industry event, later this month in San Francisco. Six of them received prestigious industry scholarships to attend GDC. Tyler Haddad, a senior in the Game Production […]

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Becker College’s Game Design Program Ranked #3 in the World by Princeton Review

Published on: March 12, 2019

Becker College continues to be a powerhouse in game design education, moving up a spot in this year’s Princeton Review’s rankings to 3rd in the world. Becker has not only made the list of “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design” since its inception in 2010, but it is the only East Coast school to […]

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Becker esports wins debut competition

Published on: January 16, 2018

Becker College’s esports club team won its debut competition in the League of Legend’s Collegiate Starleague (CSL). The Hawks defeated Three Rivers Community College by a score of 2-1 in the Junior Varsity 1 division. The Becker team is made up of: Top Position – Brandon “Spork” Coulombe Mid Position and team captain – Brandon […]

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Becker hosting NECC Esports Showcase on Jan. 31

Published on: January 31, 2020

Becker College will host a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Esports Showcase on Friday, January 31, from 1:30-5 p.m.  The event, which is being held in partnership with the Massachusetts Digital Game Institute (MassDiGI), will take place in the Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, at 80 William Street, on the College’s Worcester Campus.

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Becker hosts game jam for high school students

Published on: October 26, 2019

Becker College and MassDiGI recently hosted a game jam for high school students as part of Massachusetts STEM Week 2019.

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Becker hosts High School Esports Invitational

Published on: January 29, 2020

Becker College’s inaugural High School Winter Esports Invitational — The Becker Esports Cup — is now underway.  
On January 25, the state champion varsity esports teams from Shrewsbury High School (MA) and Woodstock Academy (CT) met in the College’s Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship to compete in the first on-site match of the League of Legends tournament.

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Becker hosts online Overwatch “GOATS” Invitational

Published on: October 23, 2020

This Sunday, October 25, Becker will host its first-ever online throwback Overwatch “GOATS” Invitational Tournament. “GOATS,” a game strategy made obsolete last year, remains popular with players. “We thought we’d do something a little different this semester,” said Nicholas “Shifty” Travis, Becker’s varsity Overwatch head coach and assistant general manager said. “After discussing several ideas, […]

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