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Lawrence University
Business and entrepreneurship major launched
December 5, 2022

Lawrence University is introducing a new business and entrepreneurship major, built through the lens of the liberal arts with a focus on preparing future innovators who will bring social, global, and environmental context to business leadership.

The program, to be available beginning with the 2023-24 academic year, takes an interdisciplinary approach as it centers on global entrepreneurship and the broader impact of business on communities. Constructed within the existing Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) program, the business and entrepreneurship (BUEN) major will open new doors for students attending one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions, with focused study across the business spectrum.
“We have taken a liberal arts mindset to building this major, emphasizing the importance of multiple perspectives and big-picture thinking,” said Adam Galambos, the Dwight and Marjorie Peterson Professor of Innovation and associate professor of economics. “Students will have…

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University of Bridgeport
5 Reasons to Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
December 5, 2022

Biology is the study of living beings, including plants, animals, microorganisms, and humans. If you are interested in the science of life, you may consider majoring in biology during your undergraduate education.

As a biology major, you’ll take a variety of courses that relate to life science—like math, chemistry, and anatomy—as well as spend time in the laboratory and build skills in internships.
Furthermore, a bachelor’s degree in Biology can prepare you for lucrative careers in biomedical science, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and the medical field, as well as lay the foundation for an advanced degree.
There are many reasons and benefits to obtaining a Biology degree such as competitive pay, research opportunities, job opportunities, exciting internships, and the ability to pursue your passion in research or medicine.
Let’s discuss five reasons to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biology and help you determine if this exciting educational path is right for you.
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Augustana University
A New Academic Model: AU Operationalizes Shared Governance System
December 5, 2022

In 1938, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. The U.S. was gearing up to fight in World War II, and Superman was making his first comic book appearance.

This same year, Augustana faculty organized into the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences divisions. For the most part, the governance system stayed this way for the next 80+ years — until now.
Over the course of the last 18 months to two years, members of a Governance Task Force engaged their colleagues and other faculty — “inviting all questions, concerns and possibilities” — to update and develop a new model at AU, fully operational beginning Fall 2022.
Academic Model
“We wanted to knit together existing departments, divisions and programs with cross institutional structures and functions that support transformational experiences — 2-, 3- and 4-year experiences,” said Executive Vice President & Provost Dr. Colin Irvine, who joined the university in 2018.
Irvine said the university didn’t want to fix what…

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Lawrence University
The Lawrence Advantage: an investment in our students
December 5, 2022

As part of our pledge to make a selective liberal arts education possible for students from all backgrounds, we are excited to introduce the Lawrence Advantage.

Born from the desire for families to know they have us as partners in investing in their student’s education and fueled by our generous alumni, the Lawrence Advantage will fully meet the demonstrated institutional need of students from Wisconsin and Illinois – our top two states represented among Lawrence’s incoming students.
As the No. 1 liberal arts college in Wisconsin in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges rankings, one of the best colleges in the nation by the Princeton Review, and one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Lawrence University through the Lawrence Advantage, beginning with students admitted for Fall 2023, wants to ensure a path to our College of Arts and Sciences and Conservatory of Music for all students in the Wisconsin-Illinois corridor.
The Lawrence Advantage, funded by donors who…

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Randolph College
In the limelight: Theatre course introduces students to basics of special effects, lighting, and sound
December 5, 2022

The familiar strains of Queen’s “Under Pressure” rang out in Randolph’s Lab Theatre, the overhead lights pulsing with the beat.

The only other light in the room came from a lamp pointed at the lab’s lighting console, where Laura Rowland ’24 played maestro to the show—a mid-session project for professor Heather Sinclair’s Special Effects, Lighting and Sound course.
The fall class offered an introduction to the professional standards and practices of each design area, with an emphasis on how they support and enhance theatrical productions.
For this particular project, Sinclair tasked Rowland and classmate Harper Whetzel ’23 with designing a light show around a song of their choosing—the Queen classic for Rowland and, for Whetzel, a song by her favorite band, 21 Pilots.
“I picked the one that would have the best vibe if you were at a concert,” said Whetzel, who incorporated strobe effects into her show.
Topics covered in the interactive course included photometrics,…

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Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Tech Receives $2.1M to Support Students with Disabilities
December 5, 2022

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech has received over $2.1 million from the estate of John and Maria Callahan to create the endowed Kathleen Callahan Scholarship.This scholarship is in memory of their daughter, a special education teacher and advocate for helping underprivileged children. It will recognize an outstanding undergraduate student (or students) with learning or physical disabilities or emotional or behavioral challenges who demonstrates strong academic performance.

“This scholarship will be transformational for hundreds of students for decades to come,” said Senior Vice President for Advancement Gary Grant.John Callahan, Ph.D., was an associate dean and professor of management at what is now the Bisk College of Business. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1998. He passed in 2018 and was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, having served his country in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army.Maria Callahan enjoyed the activities and events of campus…

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Nazareth College
Nazareth supports student, faculty, and staff mental health through new collaborative
December 5, 2022

As mental health on college campuses continues to be a top priority, Nazareth is among six colleges and universities in New York state that are partnering to bring an innovative program to higher education to better support student, faculty, and staff well-being in times of individual or collective crisis.. Nazareth joins St. John Fisher University, Elmira College, SUNY Brockport, Northeast College of Health Sciences, and Le Moyne College in the pilot initiative to bring the Consortium on Trauma, Illness, & Grief — or TIG — to their institutions.

While campuses support students' mental health and wellness through individual counseling, student engagement, and other initiatives, this is the first inter-institutional model that supports the mental health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff. The TIG in Higher Education initiative, which launched in spring 2022, is a partnership with the Upstate New York College Collaboration and Coordinated Care Services, Inc., the…

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Mount Mary University
2022-23 Best Colleges Report: Mount Mary University continues to lead Midwest in diversity and social mobility
December 5, 2022

2022-23 rankings in U.S. News & World Report remain consistently strong

FALL 2022
UNDERGRADUATE PROFILE
66% identify as a person of color
This number has been rising since 2017, when the figure was 51%
35% identify as Hispanic
Mount Mary became a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Spring 2020
65% are Pell eligible
45% are first generation to college
Source: MMU Department of Institutional Research Full-time undergraduates, fall 2022 For students with a valid FAFSA on file
Mount Mary continues to be rated among the most successful institutions in the Midwest in graduating diverse and low-income students, and in providing value for all students regardless of their background, according to the Best Colleges Report by U.S. News and World Report released today.
“We are the institution of choice for educating ethnically and economically diverse women,” said Mount Mary President Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D. “Diversity and social mobility are our strengths.”
#1…

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Randolph College
Choose-your-own-pace Greek courses offer flexibility to students
December 5, 2022

University of Iowa student Gillian Marbury took Randolph’s online Greek course this summer while studying abroad in Greece.

Gillian Marbury spent part of her summer studying abroad in Greece. She toured the country by day, but at night, she’d log onto her laptop to take a series of intensive Greek courses through Randolph College’s online program.
For years, the College has offered Beginning Ancient Greek as part of its summer online program. The two five-week, four-credit classes make up a full traditional year of Greek.
Now, the same material is available year-round as eight sequential modules, worth one credit each, with the intention of appealing to students like Marbury, living anywhere in the world.
“The reason I chose the intensive Greek program at Randolph was the modules,” said Marbury, a student at the University of Iowa. “I was able to take less modules in the first half of the summer, so my workload wasn’t as heavy while I was abroad. I might have been able to…

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Tiffin University
Tiffin University to Participate in Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts Signing Ceremony
December 5, 2022

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Tiffin University’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Peter J. Holbrook, will participate in the Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberals Arts signing ceremony and reception at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus. The event will recognize the 25 two and four-year institutions of higher education that have worked collaboratively to approve common transfer pathways in biology, English and psychology, consistent with the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways’ guidelines.

In June 2021, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) was awarded a $400,000 grant by the Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for the purpose of building transfer pathways from community colleges to Ohio independent colleges, and to improve the transfer culture on both two and four-year campuses across the state.
“As an institution that already has a transfer pathway through the DragonNext program in collaboration with Terra State Community…

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Mount Mary University
4 Signs You Should Major in User Experience (UX) Design
December 5, 2022

Four signs you should major in user experience (UX) design

User experience (UX) designers impact our daily lives in ways many don’t recognize. These design professionals build websites and curate digital experiences that are both functional and aesthetically appealing, with the goal of cultivating a positive user experience.
Join us as we explore the world of opportunity that awaits professionals who major in user experience design and outline some of the personal competencies that can help you flourish in this in-demand field.
Join the growing field of UX design
The field of UX design is experiencing significant growth, presenting opportunities for those with creative and logical minds to break into tech and make a huge impact. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects job openings for UX designers to grow 13 percent by 2030.
Because their work is highly desired in the workplace, graduates who major in user experience design are often well compensated.…

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University of St. Francis
USF Named Among the Best Colleges in Illinois by Intelligent.com
December 5, 2022

Joliet, Ill. – Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning, has included University of St. Francis (USF) in its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois in 2023. The research identifies top schools in the state based on tuition fees, credit requirements, and the available formats for coursework (i.e., on-campus or online classes).

Intelligent.com implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement.
“The University of St. Francis continues to earn recognition from a wide variety of national ranking organizations, which serves as validation of the quality and the value of USF’s programs. These rankings also serve as a source of pride for our faculty, administrators and staff, who collectively create the USF experience that prepares women and men…

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University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit Mercy announces substantial new scholarship for master’s level psychologists
December 5, 2022

Detroit Mercy’s College of Liberal Arts & Education will announce a new scholarship Dec. 8 that provides significant financial support for graduate students enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Master’s Program beginning in the fall of 2023.

The Detroit Mercy Ignite Scholarship for Clinical Psychology master’s degree students will help address the growing needs for mental health clinicians. Details on this scholarship will be announced at the Detroit Mercy Clinical Psychology Virtual Open House on Thursday, Dec. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. EST. Register for this session.
The Ignite Scholarship will provide qualified students with significant financial assistance for the three-year program as they work to become master’s-level psychological practitioners or to pursue additional graduate study.
In addition, this new scholarship comes at a pivotal time in U.S. society. According to the 2021 American Psychological Association’s (APA) COVID-19 Practitioner Survey, demand for anxiety,…

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Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Tech Named a ‘Green College’ by Princeton Review
December 5, 2022

Annual Rankings Highlight Nation’s Most Environmentally Responsible Schools

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2023 rankings from The Princeton Review.
Florida Tech is featured in the education services company’s online resource, The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition, published in October.
The Princeton Review chose the schools in the guide based on its survey of administrators at 713 colleges during the 2021-22 academic year and surveys of students attending the colleges. The company editors analyzed more than 25 survey data points to select the 455 schools chosen for the guide.
Florida Tech received a 90 out of 99 for its Green Score, which is a comprehensive measure of a school’s performance as an environmentally aware and prepared institution. Specifically, it includes whether students have a campus quality of life that is both healthy and sustainable; how well a school is…

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Randolph College
Randolph included in Princeton Review
December 5, 2022

Randolph College has once again been named one of the nation’s most “green” colleges, according to new rankings released by The Princeton Review.

The College was included in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition, which recognizes the 455 most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation.
Schools were chosen based on a survey of administrators at 713 colleges about their institutions’ sustainability-related policies, practices, and programs.
The school profiles report on each college’s use of renewable energy, their recycling and conservation programs, the availability of environmental studies in their academic offerings, and their career guidance for green jobs.
Randolph has been recognized by the publication for several years, touted by the guide for being “ambitious and forward-thinking” and striving toward sustainability using “engaging, inventive practices.”
Green practices, programs, and offerings have become a point of interest among…

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Augustana University
Augustana University Students Named Top Five Finalists for 2022 Call for Code Global Challenge
December 5, 2022

Two-hundred-thousand dollars to help change the world.

That’s what four Augustana University students are vying for as part of the fifth annual 2022 Call for Code Global Challenge. In mid-November, their team called “GardenMate” was notified by IBM that its solution to address a sustainability issue was a top five finalist among thousands of entries across the globe.
“I got a call from Deepak who was like, ‘Check your email! Check your email!’ The first thing that I read was like, ‘Thank you for applying…’ Like, you know, they're saying, "Thank you, but unfortunately…’ That's what I was expecting, but it said, ‘Congratulations, you are top five finalists of global.’ I cannot believe it!" said Abemelech Mesfin Belachew ‘24, of Ethiopia, who is a member of Team GardenMate. “I’ve never been more excited.”
This past summer, Belachew joined three of his AU peers, Deepak Krishnaa Govindarajan ‘25 and Prana Mohanty ‘25, of India, and Manusmriti Budhathoki ‘24, of Nepal, to…

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University of Detroit Mercy
Scholarships help students pursue vehicle cybersecurity education
December 5, 2022

Three Detroit Mercy students recently received scholarships that will help them continue their vehicle cybersecurity education at the University.

Victor Carpenter ’22 and juniors Alan Aguire-Sullivan and Justus Lee each received the College of Engineering & Science’s first Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY) awards, which are individual scholarships worth $10,000.
“We are honored to be able to offer the VICEROY awards to deserving students to continue their education at University of Detroit Mercy in Vehicle Cyber Engineering,” said Paul Spadafora, director of professional engineering programs and industry liaison for the College of Engineering & Science. “They are the first round of winners who will continue to reinforce our nation’s cybersecurity resiliency.”
Detroit Mercy’s new Vehicle Cyber Engineering program has been developed to meet the growing needs of automotive and military organizations. The program is…

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Hanover College
Why I teach: The heart of the Hanover experience
December 5, 2022

This fall, I again returned to the classroom and faced a new group of first-year students eagerly beginning their studies. My feelings of excitement and anticipation were remarkably similar to those on my first day of college teaching more than 25 years ago. Since my arrival at Hanover, I have been able to teach five classes. Due to my travel schedule, they were only possible with a teaching partner and I am extremely grateful that faculty, staff and even alumni have been willing to work with me.

Good teaching is at the heart of the Hanover experience. That is why I want to be in the classroom. Not only do I have the opportunity to know our students individually and in depth, but I am also reminded what we really do here. My “regular job” consists of long-range plans, problem-solving, spreadsheets, fundraising and other managerial tasks, but those duties always have a deeper meaning after spending an hour in the classroom. Even better, by mostly teaching first-year students, I come…

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Heidelberg University
Mars rover engineer’s career a lesson in Perseverance
December 5, 2022

Dr. Moogega “Moo” Cooper is a true role model for women in science and technology. But she is so much more. With her position as the planetary protection lead of NASA’s Mars rover mission, she is a real-life “guardian of the galaxy.” Her work as a planetary protection engineer at the Jet Propulsion Lab is integral to the ongoing success of the current rover Perseverance. It’s ultimate mission is to determine whether the red planet could be habitable for humans.

Moogega visited Heidelberg on Tuesday to talk about “the cool things happening on Mars today” as the keynote speaker for the November HYPE Career Ready® program.
Specifically, Moogega has spent the past 8 years developing systems on the Perseverance, whose task is to search for ancient life on Mars, cache rock and soil samples, and make sure that we don’t harm what’s already there.
Essentially, her work is to ensure that tubes used to collect samples are clean and free from any contaminants. Of the 43 collection tubes…

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Randolph College
Randolph announces new M.F.A. program in theatre
December 5, 2022

Randolph College’s new Master of Fine Arts in theatre is designed to fill a need in the American theatre industry.

“We keep saying that we want more diversity. We want students with more life experience,” said Stephanie Earl, a theatre professor and director of the program. “Well, some students need a different way to get an M.F.A. We’re providing something that is more flexible and more inclusive for the students who need that.”
The two-year program will use a similar model to Randolph’s Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, launching this summer with the first of five week-long residencies on campus.
Each residency is followed by a one-on-one virtual mentorship with a faculty member.
“They will work together remotely to come up with a project focused on acting, directing, design, or some sort of hybrid, creating content wherever they are,” Earl said. “It could be a solo performance, or a professional production they’re already working on. We’re looking for students who…

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Bethel College
Bethel named to list of best colleges in Kansas
December 5, 2022

Intelligent.com, a resource for program rankings and higher education planning, has included Bethel on its list of the Best Colleges in Kansas for 2023, including an award for Best Undergraduate Programs.

The research identifies top schools in the state based on tuition fees, credit requirements and available formats for coursework (i.e., on-campus or online classes).
Bethel was awarded Best Undergraduate Programs on the final list, which comprised the 20 best colleges in the state out of a total of 33.
Intelligent.com implements a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each college or university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost and student engagement.
Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, with graduates earning 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED.
The percentage…

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The College of Wooster
Political science and French major represents Wooster at 2022 Athens Democracy Forum
December 5, 2022

Thomas Pitney ’24, a political science and French & Francophone studies major, represented The College of Wooster and the Global Liberal Arts Alliance at the Athens Democracy Forum in Athens, Greece, Sept. 28-30.

He was selected as one of approximately 20 student voices from around the world to participate in the 2022 forum, which addressed “A Decade of Democracy: What Now?” The forum is organized by the Democracy and Culture Foundation in association with the New York Times to be a leading global platform for dialogue and action-oriented ideas to make democracy work. In addition to the student participants, attendees include leaders from government, business, civic society, and the nonprofit sector. This is the fifth year that Wooster students have attended the forum.
“The greatest joy I got from the forum was talking with the other students from around the world. We had really rich, and interesting discussions about various challenges with democracy, how we experienced…

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Nebraska Wesleyan University
Social work professor named Faculty Mentor of the Year | Nebraska Wesleyan University
December 5, 2022

Nebraska Wesleyan social work professor was recognized at the November faculty meeting for her work in mentoring and assisting her peers.

Associate Professor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Program Director Toni Jensen, DSW, is the recipient of the 2022-23 Faculty Mentor of the Year award. The award recognizes faculty who help to improve teaching, foster professional growth, and assist their colleagues in participating meaningfully to NWU's campus and community.
"As a new faculty member, it can be challenging entering an unfamiliar environment… Toni's mentorship demonstrates that she genuinely cares about each faculty member in the Social Work Department," said one nominator. "She has fostered an environment where we celebrate each other’s successes and care about each other’s wellbeing."
Jensen was also praised for being a great support to her colleagues and is "generous with [her] time and assistance in getting classes prepared."
Earlier this year, Jensen was a…

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Johnson University
A new School at Johnson!
December 5, 2022

In January 2023, Johnson’s School of Intercultural Studies (ICS) and School of Congregational Ministry (SCM) are combining to form a new school: the School of Christian Ministries. Based on surface appearances, this transition might seem a mere reorganization or even an effort to deemphasize the distinct contributions of each or either school. Quite the contrary! I’m excited about this proactive and strategic decision as we position ourselves for kingdom impact amidst the challenges and opportunities of this unprecedented era. As these two schools link arms in direct partnership, three features come to mind.

Identity The current ICS and SCM will continue to have distinct faculty, degree offerings, and emphases. The Department of Cross-Cultural Leadership within the new School of Christian Ministries will prioritize global evangelism and discipleship. The Department of Ministry Leadership within the School will focus on equipping pacesetting servant leaders for churches and…

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