Sports Industry, Continual Learning lectures on Nov. 13

Sports Industry, Continual Learning lectures on Nov. 13

Published on: November 8, 2018


Becker College has two lectures planned for Tuesday, Nov. 13. The first will highlight the power of continual learning, the second will focus on careers in the sports industry. Both are free and open to the public and both will be held in the Colleen C. Barrett Center, 80 William St., Worcester.

Becker College Professor Charles A. Tweedly will discuss “The Practice of Continual Learning” as part of Becker College’s Last Lecture Series, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Barrett Center, 80 William Street, Worcester. In this presentation Tweedly will explore what it means to be living our lives “in conscious, deliberate practice.”

The Last Lecture Series was inspired by a lecture by Carnegie Mellow Professor Randy Pausch, who, after being told that he only had a few months to live, delivered a lecture that made the world stop and pay attention. Pausch died of cancer at the age of 47, but his legacy lives on. Colleges and universities across the country, including Becker College, have asked their distinguished faculty members to lecture to students as if it were their last time to do so, on a topic of their choosing.

There are no reservations required to attend the lecture.

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, two representatives of the Red Sox’s Triple-A team — soon to be based in Worcester — will discuss “Playing Careers: Breaking into the Sports Industry.”   The lecture is part of the Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series at Becker College.

Participants can learn about building a career in professional sports from Rob Crain, senior vice president, sales and marketing, for the Pawtucket Red Sox, and

Jack Verducci, director for corporate partnerships.   Crain has been in baseball for the last 13 years, starting as an intern with the Concord Quarry Dogs in New Hampshire.  He currently oversees ticket sales, sponsorship sales, marketing, merchandise, client services, and special events for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Verducci is entering his third season with the PawSox. His career in baseball started with an internship with the Boston Red Sox during his college years at Princeton University.

The Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series is a public forum that invites scholars and professionals to present lectures on topics of interest and importance to the Becker College community and the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, or to RSVP, call 508.373.9460 or email lectures@becker.edu.