Headlines & Headliners, Oct. 16-31

Published on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

3 Worcester Orgs Get Grants From Collaborative Workspace Program, patch.com, Oct. 31

MassDiGI has been awarded a $35,000 grant to create a virtual reality lab, the first of its kind in central Massachusetts.

Becker linebacker Michael Bianco enjoys record INT game, Boston Herald, Oct. 30

Becker College sophomore linebacker Michael Bianco made five interceptions in Becker’s 14-13 upset win over Nichols College, tying a NCAA Division 3 record.  The story was also reported in The Boston Informer.

The Quad [Oct. 29-Nov. 4]: Four things to know from Assumption, Clark, Becker and QCC, Worcester Sun, Oct. 29

Becker College alumnus Ryan Canuel, founder and CEO of Petricore Games, MassDiGI staff and Becker College game design students and faculty will participate in a program on “Interactive Media & You” on Nov. 2.

College Town: Gaming for Greater Good at Becker, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct. 28

Becker College, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) are co-hosting a panel on the role of digital games in business and nonprofit success.

Landry sets up Women’s Volleyball for Playoff Run, beckerhawks.com, Oct. 28

The Becker College women’s volleyball team finished the season with a three-set victory over Mitchell College on Oct. 28.

Men’s Soccer clinches playoff spot on Senior Day, beckerhawks.com, Oct. 28

The Becker College men’s soccer team is headed to the New England Collegiate Conference Championships thanks to a 3-0 victory over Wheelock College on Oct. 28.

Worcester business leaders urged to promote NYC flights, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct. 26

Becker College president Nancy P. Crimmin spoke during a recent Worcester Business Leaders Breakfast about the decision to add flights between New York and Worcester. She noted that, among other benefits, the new flights may help local schools attract prospective students.

My Uniquely Human Job Offer & The Future of Work…, LinkedIn, Oct. 26

In a LinkedIn posting, Professor Vaughn Calhoun, director of Becker College’s business program, talks about the future of work, uniquely human skills, and the need to learn, unlearn, and re-learn new skill sets.

UMass Law School focusing student recruitment efforts on Worcester area, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct. 25

Becker College and the UMass School of Law are teaming up to offer a 3+3 program, which will allow students to combine the last year of their undergraduate studies with their first year of law school. The story was also reported in The Herald News.

Editorial: City thriving with game changing companies, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct. 21

MassDiGI, executive director Tim Loew, and managing director Monty Sharma are mentioned in an editorial about the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Game Changer awards.

WNT 10 p.m. News, Charter News Chanel 3, Oct. 20

MassDiGI games are highlighted during a piece on the 10 p.m. news about the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Game Changer awards, which were held on Oct. 20. MassDiGI won an award at the event.

Grizzlies sign Blackburn, Holmes, Watauga Democrat, Oct. 19

The High Country Grizzlies have signed Becker College graduate Jake Holmes as a receiver. Holmes scored 13 touchdowns rushing in his junior season at Becker. He also kicked seven field goals and made 34-of-39 extra points to finish with 117 points overall.

Two Minutes With Vaughn Calhoun, Worcester Magazine, Oct. 19

Vaughn Calhoun, the director of the business program at Becker College, talks about his experience as a student-athlete, discusses mentors who have shaped his professional career, and explains his goals as a developing leader in Worcester.

Noitom Launches Academic Packages to Bring Affordable Motion Capture Technology to Classrooms in the US and Canada, PR News, Oct. 19

Curvin Huber, professor of interactive media at Becker College, wrote the Mocap Course for Noitom, which is set to launch its Academic Solutions with Perception Neuron.

Art and innovation evolve in Amesbury, Newburyport Daily News, Oct. 17

An exhibit by Becker College professor Derek Hoffend is on display on Amesbury thanks to a collaboration by Inventive Labs and CI Works. Hoffend is an associate professor of interactive media at Becker. His installations mix sculpture with sound and interactive experiences.

MassDiGI Program to Receive 2017 Game Changer Award, GoLocalWorcester.com, Oct. 17

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is presenting MassDiGI, The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute at Becker College, with a Game Changer Award.

Becker seminar explores business, social impact, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct. 16

Debra Pallatto-Fontaine, executive director for global initiatives and the Yunus Social Business Centre at Becker College, arranged for a seminar on “Maximizing Business and Social Impact to Make a Difference,” on Oct. 19 at Becker College’s Center for Global Citizenship Office, 44 West Street.

Petricore making it bigger in Worcester Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct. 16

Worcester game developer Petricore has exceeded its expectations and expects to do even better in the future. The company was founded by Becker College alumni.

Plenty of roadside history in Central Massachusetts, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Oct. 16

Baseball’s first perfect game by a professional ball player was played on what is now the Worcester campus of Becker College. A marker at 61 Sever St. commemorates the efforts of J. Lee Richmond on June 12, 1880. Richmond pitched the game for the Worcester Ruby Red Legs, a National League team, at the city’s former agricultural fairgrounds.

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