Headlines & Headliners Sept. 1-30

Published on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Campus Consortium Webinar Featuring $20,000 Campus Safety Grant Award Winner Becker College, Campus Consortium, Sept. 28

Patty Patria, Becker College’s vice president for information technology, discusses how the college received a $20,000 Campus Safety Grant and how to apply for a similar grant.

Campus Corner: Local athletes at the college level, Millbury-Sutton Chronicle, Sept. 28

Becker College junior Lindsey Keith netted four goals as the women’s soccer team topped Mitchell College, by a score of 5-0 on Sept. 23. AS a result, Keith was named the NECC Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week.

Becker Helps Build Opera of the Future, Becker.edu, Sept. 27

Becker faculty and students including Curvin Huber, Ryan Canuel ’15, and Heriberto Calderon are working with librettist Cerise Lim Jacobson on an opera that will feature interactive 3D animation on stage. The creative team is striving for new, innovative approaches to enhance the experience of opera for the future.

Becker Student Receives Game Design Diversity Scholarship, Becker.edu, Sept. 26

Becker Interactive Media Design student Heriberto Calderon has been awarded an Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation scholarship. This story also was reported in Worcester Patch.

Interactive Media and You: How Digital Games Can Drive Nonprofit Success, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Sept. 25

Learn how interactive media can help your organization advance its mission. This event, scheduled for Nov. 2, will be moderated by  Tim Loew, Executive Director, Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) at Becker College. The story also was reported in Mass Nonprofit News.

Hillson named dean at Becker College, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Sept. 24

Laurie Hillson has been named dean of Becker College’s School of Nursing and Behavioral Sciences. The division encompasses nursing, exercise science, education, psychology, mental health counseling, and criminal justice programs.

Becker Welcomes New Assistant Dean, Becker.edu, Sept. 22

Ursula Furi-Perry, an attorney and professor of legal studies and criminal justice, has been named assistant dean of Becker College’s School of Nursing and Behavioral Sciences.

‘Danny made them do it’; friends eye DeMar marathon, Keene Sentinel, Sept. 22

Family and friends celebrated Danny Blood on Sept. 24, by taking part in the Clarence DeMar Marathon. Blood, who played football at Becker College, died Nov. 1, 2016, from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident.

Becker College Family, Friends, and Alumni Homecoming Weekend, AmericanTowns.com, Sept. 20

Becker College’s 2017 Homecoming weekend will be held from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, 2017. The news also was reported on the Becker College website.

New Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media Accepting Students for fall 2018, AmericanTowns.com, Sept. 20

Classes at Becker College for the Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Media degree will begin in the fall of 2018. The degree with start with limited enrollment and offer courses in a classroom setting, online, or a hybrid of the two. This story also appears on the Becker College website.

Kalter: Forbidden topic plagues nurses, Boston Herald, Sept. 19

Former Becker College dean of nursing Judith Pare was interviewed by the Boston Herald about addiction issues for medical staff. Pare now serves as the director of the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

Grid District building out for explosive year, Worcester Business Journal, Sept. 18

Becker College is playing a role in revitalizing downtown, including leasing buildings at 72 and 86 Franklin Street, for 73 student apartments.

Town, gown join hands in WSGA, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Sept. 17

Becker College is one of nine area schools involved in the Worcester Student Government Association, which is planning a networking event in November to bring business professionals together with college students.

Becker Professor and Alum Chosen for Worcester Chamber Leadership Program, becker.edu, Sept. 12

Becker College Professor Vaughn Calhoun and alum Ryan Canuel ’15 have been selected by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce for a leadership development program. The nine-month program includes a retreat and monthly meetings that look to find innovative solutions to challenges in education, economic development, local government, health, and community safety. This story was also reported by Targeted News Service and the Worcester Business Journal.

Becker Hall awaits Frontier coach Mahar, Greenfield Recorder, Sept. 4

On Sept. 29, Frontier Regional School field hockey coach Missy Mahar (then Missy Phillips) will be honored for her playing days at Becker College, where she will be inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame.

Be a social business, Worcester Business Journal, Sept. 4

Businesses can lead the charge for improving the quality of life and economic opportunities, according to an opinion piece by Dr. Debra Pallatto-Fontaine, executive director for global initiatives for the Yunus Social Business Centre at Becker College.

Peer Academic Support for Success, Psychiatry Information in Brief, September 2017  

Shianna Cruz, M.A. ’17, a graduate of Becker College’s Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program, was listed as an author in an article about peer academic support for success (PASS). She helped to write the article as part of a research practicum. The PASS study was also the focus of her master’s thesis.

Fidget Spinners: Distraction or Helpful Tool?, Bay State Parent, Aug. 30

Samantha Godbout, a graduate student in Becker’s Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program, lends a mental health perspective to the issue of fidget spinners. Bay State Parent Magazine features articles written by our mental health counseling graduate students every other month, in a column called The Thinking Parent. Students write about a variety of topics of interest to parents and provide helpful information. To view articles written by other Becker graduate students in the past, visit the program’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BeckerMAMHC/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel.