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Delaware Valley University
DelVal Students Attend Intensive Leadership Development Program
January 26, 2023

Delaware Valley University (DelVal) students participated in a four-day, intensive leadership development program over winter break. The LeaderShape Institute and DelVal partnered to host a session of the Institute from Monday, January 9 to Friday, January 13. The LeaderShape Institute is recognized nationally as one of the premier leadership development programs for college students.  The retreat took place at Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryville, PA, where several DelVal staff members helped facilitate the program.

Those who participate in LeaderShape gain leadership skills, clarify their values, and become more resilient as they work to make change in their communities and have a positive impact on society.
At LeaderShape, students created unforgettable memories, gained new perspectives on what it means to be a leader, and grew more prepared for not only their career trajectories but their life trajectories. 

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Florida Institute of Technology
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Florida Tech Announce Plans to Open Medical School in Melbourne
January 20, 2023

Two of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education will work together to bring Brevard County its first medical school, leaders announced today.

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) and Florida Institute of Technology have entered into an affiliation agreement to establish a four-year osteopathic medical school on Florida Tech’s Melbourne campus.
A recording of the announcement is available.
“We are excited about our proposed new campus in affiliation with Florida Tech. Over the past three years, we have operated a regional academic center in Brevard County for our medical students’ clinical clerkship rotations; 34 of our third- and fourth-year students are currently conducting these rotations,” said John L. Hummer, co-founder and president of BCOM. “Based upon the success of this regional academic center and the positive relationships established with key stakeholders, the natural next step was to develop an additional four-year medical school…

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Lakeland University
New Lakeland initiative targets SE Wisconsin talent development
January 20, 2023

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Lakeland University launched a new initiative this week to connect practitioners within Southeastern Wisconsin to join a solutions-focused conversation about talent development and the realities of the state’s current and projected labor market participation.

Talent Strategies Network, A Lakeland Initiative, held its inaugural event Wednesday at LU’s Milwaukee Center at 9000 W. Chester St. Dennis Winters, chief economist with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, detailed the state’s labor market outlook in the first of an ongoing speaker series offered by Lakeland.
Talent Strategies Network, A Lakeland Initiative will connect Southeastern Wisconsin practitioners, influencers, service providers, educators, counselors, strategists, philanthropists, employers and others around a focused conversation designed to enhance talent development practices and increase future participation in Wisconsin’s labor force.
The ensuing conversations will provide…

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Clark University
School of Management signs partnership with top graduate school in India
January 20, 2023

Clark University’s School of Management (SOM) and IIM Shillong, an elite management institution in India, have signed a memorandum of understanding that will bring greater academic opportunities to Clark students and faculty.

The partnership will give SOM students increased opportunities for traveling, working, and studying in a global management institution in India, as well as international research and potential job placements. The MoU also brings shared academic research opportunities and professional staff collaboration between the two schools.
“I’m excited to see this partnership evolve and look forward to welcoming IIM students and faculty to our University in the coming years,” said Alan Eisner, dean of the School of Management.
“The partnership between IIM Shillong and Clark University will not only bring greater shared opportunities but also assist in raising our institution’s profile in the worldwide market and boost the caliber of our students,” said DP Goyal, a…

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Roberts Wesleyan University
4 Tips to Start Your Semester for Success
January 20, 2023

Spring semester is here! Whether you are a traditional undergraduate student, graduate student, non-traditional adult student or in one of our doctoral programs, welcome to the spring semester at Roberts!

No matter what type of student you are, these tips can help set you up for success this semester. The beginning of every semester is a time for a fresh start, so whether this is your first semester or you’re preparing for graduation, consider today a chance for a new beginning! There are plenty of resources, so never hesitate to reach out to your advisor, career development, your Redhawk guide or faculty for help. At Roberts, we want you to reach your full potential.
1. Know Your On Campus Resources
Take advantage of the resources available to you on campus. If you have a difficult course this semester, one of the best ways you can ensure you’ll do well in is by utilizing the resources and support available to you. Don’t wait until your first test or project is due to ask…

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Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Tech, AFTAC Renew Research Partnership
January 20, 2023

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech and the Air Force Technical Applications Center have renewed for the third time a research and development agreement that will have the two organizations continuing their collaboration on a host of technological areas.

Leaders from AFTAC and Florida Tech held a ceremonial signing of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) on Nov. 15 at the university. A CRADA is a government contract allowing for research and development collaboration between federal laboratories and non-federal entities to provide quick exchanges of research that can be leveraged by both parties to yield powerful scientific results.
“This partnership is extremely important for us, extremely valuable for us, and we are proud to have this level of partnership in this area,” said Marco Carvalho, executive vice president, provost and COO of Florida Tech and one of the three signatories on the agreement. “So thank you for being colleagues, thank you for working with…

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Lakeland University
Lakeland nursing program students, staff honored
January 20, 2023

Several students and staff within Lakeland University’s bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program have recently been honored.

Millicent Hon, BSN, RN, and Michelle Urbanek, BSN, RN, were awarded educational scholarships from the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Leaders (WONL). Registered nurses pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing from an accredited program are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Hon and Urbanek are December graduates of Lakeland’s RN to BSN Completion Program.
Jill Vanne, MSN, RN, adjunct nursing faculty in the BSN completion program, has been selected as a peer evaluator for the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Peer evaluators are chosen based on their knowledge, expertise and contributions to nursing education and practice.
Peer evaluators are considered subject matter experts, recognized as knowledgeable about common, contemporary and best practices within the various program types, appropriate curricula and conventions…

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Mississippi College
Involvement Fair Showcases Academic, Student Organizations, Volunteer Opportunities on MC Campus
January 20, 2023

As president of the Multicultural Student Association at Mississippi College, Aaliyah Newsome continually seeks ways to get students involved in her organization.

The senior biology-medical sciences major from Jackson understands that awareness is a major factor in recruiting, so she takes every opportunity to spread the news about her organization’s goals.
The Student Involvement Fair at MC is designed to help campus organizations like Newsome’s attract the student body’s attention.
“I find the Student Involvement Fair to be a great resource for us to reach out to more students that aren’t as involved,” Newsome said. “This event is great for students to see the many cultures represented on campus while also creating a community.”
Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement at MC, the annual event showcases all of the special interest and academic organizations involving students at MC, and volunteer opportunities in the Division of Student Experience. This semester’s…

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University of St. Thomas
Rob Vischer Named 16th President of University of St. Thomas
January 20, 2023

Minnesota’s largest private university will officially start the new year with a new president.

The University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Robert K. Vischer as the 16th president of the 137-year-old Catholic university. Vischer, a longtime law school educator who became St. Thomas’ interim president earlier this year, will be the second layperson to assume the role.
Vischer has a storied tenure at St. Thomas. He served as dean of the university’s law school from 2013-22, rising through its ranks from when he started as associate professor of law in 2005. The appointment follows a nationwide search for a new president after Dr. Julie Sullivan’s 2013-22 tenure. Vischer will assume the permanent role on Jan. 1, 2023.
The announcement comes as St. Thomas approaches an important juncture in its history as it continues its decadeslong evolution from one of Minnesota’s small liberal arts colleges to a national Catholic university.
“Rob is known as a…

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Valparaiso University
College of Nursing and Health Professions at Valpo to Receive $1 Million
January 20, 2023

Jan. 2023 – Valparaiso, Indiana – The Valparaiso University College of Nursing and Health Professions will receive $1 million to update its Simulation and Experiential Learning Centers. The funding was made possible from federal appropriations secured by U.S. Representative Frank J. Mrvan, and is part of more than $20.5 million designated specifically for Northwest Indiana projects. This award will ensure that the next generation of health care professionals have the opportunities they need to provide their respective communities with exceptional care.

“I want to thank Representative Mrvan and President Biden for providing this critical funding that will benefit students and faculty across the College,” said Karen Allen, Ph.D., dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions. “We have been ranked within the top 22% of nursing programs in the country, and are excited to bring our flagship building up to date in many needed areas.”
The Simulation Center is an immersive,…

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Ferrum College
Agricultural Sciences Degree Leads to Dream Job for Alumna Cayla Walker ’20 - Ferrum College
January 20, 2023

Ferrum College alumna Cayla Walker ’20 currently serves as the associate extension agent for 4-H Youth Development for Goochland County, a job she dreamed of having one day after graduating from college. Walker grew up on a beef cattle farm and participated in 4-H throughout her childhood and her teenage years. A native of Fluvanna County, Virginia, Walker graduated from Ferrum College in 2020 with a degree in Agricultural Sciences with an emphasis in Animal Science and a minor in Psychology and began working as an extension agent for Goochland County in June 2021.

Walker developed an interest in psychology after completing the social sciences requisite. “It was a requirement to have one psychology class. I had Dr. Angie Dahl, and I loved the class. I ended up having her for every one of my minor classes. I loved learning about how people work and how their minds work. I think that was probably one of the best decisions I made because psychology is so multifaceted,” said Walker.

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Florida Southern College
Baycare Health, Lakeland Regional Health, and the State of Florida Invest in Florida Southern’s Nursing Programs
January 20, 2023

Florida Southern College is one of 27 colleges in the Sunshine State to be awarded matching grants from the State of Florida as part of new initiatives by Governor Ron DeSantis.

The pair of new government programs, Linking Industry to Nursing Education (LINE) and Prepping Institutions, Programs, Employers, and Learners through Incentives for Nursing Education (PIPELINE), will award a total of $79 million for high-performing nursing education programs in Florida.
FSC will receive $120,000 via the LINE program, which provides matching funds on a dollar-to-dollar basis to participating agencies that partner with approved health care providers. The original $120,000 investment will come from BayCare Health System and Lakeland Regional Health. According to the program, funds may be used to award scholarships to students who meet in-state tuition residency requirements, recruit additional faculty, purchase equipment, and support simulation centers to advance high-quality nursing…

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
SMWC sees record enrollment for Spring semester - SMWC
January 20, 2023

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) began the spring semester with the largest spring campus enrollment on record. Campus enrollment reached 500 with 520, the most ever. Additionally, there were 28 new campus students, also a record.

Woods Online enrollment began the spring semester with 72 new students, one of the largest online starting classes in recent years. Total online enrollment for the spring semester totaled 330.
The growth of Woods Online was partly due to the introduction of the Paramedic Science to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PM to BSN) program, announced in November 2022. This online program, one of just two in the country, will allow students with a paramedic license to earn a BSN in as little as two years.
Brennan Randolph, vice president for enrollment management and institutional technology, was excited about the history-making enrollment number. “I am pleased to see that the growth we have been experiencing the last couple of years carried into the…

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Dominican University of California
Student-Athlete Excels At Teamwork On And Off Court
January 20, 2023

Dominican University of California Biological Sciences graduate student Jordan Charlton ’21 is a true team player – be it playing NCAA Division II women’s basketball or working in a research laboratory in Uganda to examine the effectiveness of anti-malarial drugs. As a member of Dominican’s NCAA Division II women’s basketball team this season, Jordan has helped the Penguins to a 10-2 record in the Pacific West Conference thus far. That includes a nine-game winning streak – the team’s longest winning streak since the 2004-05 season when the Penguins went undefeated (18-0) in the California Pacific Conference. Furthermore, this past summer, Jordan experienced the importance of collaboration in a research lab when biology professor Dr. Roland Cooper from the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics approached her with the opportunity to participate in his ongoing malaria research in Uganda. The project involved working with anti-malaria compounds for a study that also involves…

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Hiram College
Hiram College Introduces Waste Diversion Program Across Campus
January 20, 2023

Recently, Hiram College introduced a pilot waste diversion program on campus where the community is encouraged to make a small effort in removing specific items from the waste stream. Currently, there are collection bins outside of each residence hall collecting cardboard, paper, plastic grocery bags, and metal cans.

“This project is intended to be as much educational as it is operational,” said Sustainability Coordinator Zachary Fox ’21. “Each bin has signage that explains why this program is in place and how it relates to students. By encouraging them to sort their waste, we hope to help them realize what waste they might be producing in excess or unnecessarily, or what they might be able to reuse on their own.”
Recycling initiatives are often cited as one of the best sustainability practices, however, there have been growing complications with its implementations. According to an article by NPR that quotes data taken from a study by Greenpeace, it finds that the “amount of…

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Hood College
Hood College Launches ‘Hood Advantage Program’ for Students in Maryland
January 20, 2023

New Hood Advantage Program will fully cover cost of tuition following federal aid and scholarships for high-achieving Maryland students from low-income households

The corner of Hood College and Brodbeck Drive
Hood College is proud to launch the Hood Advantage Program, a need-based financial aid award for high-achieving Maryland-based students that fully covers the cost of tuition.
Now available for students entering fall 2023, the Hood Advantage Program presents a significant investment in making higher education more accessible to students in Maryland. By covering remaining tuition costs after federal grants and scholarships, qualifying students are guaranteed to have their tuition covered each year without loans for up to four years.
“The Hood Advantage Program is going to help students from Maryland with the greatest financial need,” said Andrea Chapdelaine, Ph.D., president of Hood College. “By ensuring access to a Hood education for Maryland’s most deserving students,…

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University of Mary
University of Mary Awarded $6-Million Grant to Address Critical Counseling Shortage in North Dakota K-12 Schools
January 20, 2023

BISMARCK, ND — The last North Dakota Legislature realized the need for counselors in its rural state by mandating that each public K-12 school have one per every 300 students. This past fall, Dr. Carmelita Lamb, associate dean of the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mary, experienced the crisis firsthand. She emailed approximately 90 K-12 administrators across North Dakota to inquire about the current state of counselor vacancies. This workforce analysis yielded a startling 24 counseling vacancies in the rural state of North Dakota that has approximately 123,000 K-12 students in 179 school districts.

Lamb recalls, “One administrator from Montpelier, who’s a University of Mary School Counseling graduate, remarked, ‘I’m in a situation now where I have 110 students with close to 50% of them on free and reduced lunch, so I don’t meet the threshold of one counselor per 300 students.’ And to make it worse he said, ‘I can get a counselor to…

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Seton Hill University
School of Business at Seton Hill U. Expands: Adds New MBA and Undergraduate Degree & Certificate Options
January 20, 2023

The Business School at Seton Hill University is dedicated to developing forward-thinking, ethical and innovative business leaders. To support these goals, Seton Hill’s School of Business is expanding, adding new online MBA Programs, online and on-campus bachelor's degrees, and new faculty.

At the master’s level, Seton Hill’s Business School offers a robust online MBA Program with several career-relevant areas of focus. Brand new MBA degrees in Business Analytics; Leadership and Management; and Cybersecurity Risk Management have been added to the programs’ existing offerings in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination; Healthcare Administration; and Project Management. Seton Hill also provides stackable, online, graduate-level certificates in many of their MBA areas of specialization.
New Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degrees in Accounting, Accounting - CPA, Finance, Financial Economics, Business Management, Business Communication, Human Resource…

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Eckerd College
Eckerd College Community Farm prepares grads for urban agriculture work
January 20, 2023

In addition to her full-time job with a local business that educates residents on how to grow their own food, Eliza Hensel ’22 manages her own nonprofit that gathers food waste from restaurants to create compost.

When a person walks into Living Roots Eco Design in St. Petersburg, Florida, Savannah Core ’22 can walk them through the process of landscaping spaces with Florida’s natural environment in mind.
As the head production manager of the business’s nursery, Core cares for the plants on-site, consults with customers on projects, and offers education to clients and a cluster of children’s group home residents who attend her weekly gardening class. It’s almost like she’s back at the Eckerd College Community Farm.
“I started with marine science, but the environmental science stuff really drew me in,” says Core, a biology graduate from Abita Springs, Louisiana. “When I saw the garden [which became the Eckerd College Community Farm], I fell in love with growing food.”
Core…

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Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University, Mayo Clinic collaborate to expand one-year Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program
January 20, 2023

Advancing its efforts to meet the call for more nurses in Florida and across the U.S., Jacksonville University announced the expansion of its successful one-year Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in close collaboration with a new clinical partner: Mayo Clinic.

The Jacksonville University and Mayo Clinic 12-month Second Degree BSN Program within the Keigwin School of Nursing offers qualified individuals an accelerated path to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in just one year. Applications are now open for the new program and classes are expected to begin in Summer 2023.
“We’re building on the highly successful ABSN programs already offered within the nationally recognized Keigwin School of Nursing with a long-time, world class partner in healthcare, the Mayo Clinic,” said President Tim Cost. “Jacksonville University and its preeminent nursing faculty are proud to educate students alongside skilled nurses in the most esteemed hospital in the state of Florida.…

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Florida Southern College
Florida Southern College Named A Top Producer Of Fulbright Students For The Third Time
January 20, 2023

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has again named Florida Southern College a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. With a focus on engaged learning, Florida Southern empowers students to join the countless leaders and changemakers who carry forward the Fulbright mission of enhancing mutual understanding.

“It is a tremendous honor for Florida Southern College to achieve distinction as a top producer of students being selected for Fulbright awards,” said Dr. Anne B. Kerr, president of Florida Southern College. “FSC has world-class talent among our student body, with students who have stellar abilities and educational experiences that will support their aspirations to make a positive and consequential impact on society. The Fulbright experiences are transformational for the participants and provide a…

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University of Mary
University of Mary and UTTC Bring Cultures Together for 2023 Mid-winter Powwow
January 20, 2023

BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary, in partnership with United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), is inviting the public and media to the third annual Mid-winter Powwow on campus. The event brings cultures together and helps celebrate the life and dignity of the human person.

The event Sunday, January 15, begins with a 10:30 a.m. Mass celebrated in honor of a holy man and “Servant of God,” Nicholas Black Elk — regarded as a historically notable and influential Native American leader who died in 1950. As a member of the Oglala Lakota peoples, Black Elk was a participant in the Battle of Little Bighorn as a boy, and present during the Wounded Knee Massacre. He later converted to Catholicism, and led a humble life as a catechist in service to spreading the Gospel. In 2016, the Diocese of Rapid City officially opened his cause for canonization as a saint.
Following Mass, the celebration continues with an introduction to the Powwow — "Powwow 101" — in Lumen Vitae University Center’s…

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Norwich University
NIH Grant for Brain Research
January 20, 2023

Neuroscience Prof. Megan Doczi, PhD, nabs a four-year, $480K grant to mentor student researchers during her ongoing investigations of the neural pathways that regulate metabolism

NORWICH RECORD | Winter 2023
Since joining the Norwich faculty 11 years ago, Associate Professor of Biology Megan Doczi, PhD, has strived to understand how neural pathways in the developing hypothalamus, an area in the central nervous system, can be altered by exposure to insulin, glucose, and other metabolic factors. More specifically, she studies the way certain membrane proteins known as voltage-gated potassium ion channels can regulate brain activity by increasing or decreasing electrical signaling in neurons.
While Doczi uses chicken embryos in her experiments, their genetic similarity to human embryonic brains provides insight into the affect that human diets, health, and behaviors can have on brain development. She points to the real-world example of the influence pregnant mothers can have on the…

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Roberts Wesleyan University
2023 Academic Summer Camps
January 20, 2023

Experience what it is like to be a Redhawk!

High school students have the opportunity to explore campus life at the Roberts Wesleyan University Academic Summer Camps. Our camps simulate the experience of a university student for one or two weeks to help students feel more comfortable with their journey into higher education. Students will receive instruction from knowledgeable faculty and have an opportunity to stay on campus in the dorms.
“Making a decision about your future career and college choices can be very difficult! This is an amazing opportunity to get a head start on those decisions. Our faculty, staff, and counselors have the highest level of education, motivation, energy and passion to guide students in their college experience,” said Summer Academics Director Richard Hagen. “We want to share our passion and skills with our campers to ensure they have a meaningful, safe, and enjoyable time at camp.”
This summer Roberts will host 11 summer academic camps as follows:…

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