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Point Park University
Point Park University Offers Complete in Four Years Bachelor of Fine Arts to MBA Degree Program
December 1, 2023

"MBA's are a pedigree degree in any field, and for students in the arts, whether it's dance, theatre or cinema, having the weight of an MBA behind their B.F.A. offers a significant leg-up in their fields."

Point Park University's world-renowned Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) and innovative Rowland School of Business have introduced an Early Start Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management. Point Park University is one of the first schools in the region to offer the arts and business degree program.

This program gives students an affordable opportunity to earn both a B.F.A. degree from the Conservatory - and an MBA from the Rowland School of Business - in four years plus one additional semester in the summer.

"MBA's are a pedigree degree in any field, and for students in the arts, whether it's dance, theatre or cinema, having the weight of an MBA behind their B.F.A. offers a significant…

Savannah College of Art and Design
More than fair: SCAD AT MIAMI
December 1, 2023

The punctuation stroke is part of the look.

Design Miami/, the prestigious fair and forum featuring SCAD AT MIAMI, returns to celebrate design innovation, contemporary art, and creative education, December 6-10. This marks the fifth year SCAD has represented as the flagship design fair's official university partner. Design Miami/ takes place at Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach, Florida.

This year's SCAD showcase will include work by student and alumni artists from top-ranked degree programs including jewelry and fibers. In addition to the booth activation, SCAD President Paula Wallace will feature in Design Miami/'s highly anticipated Design Talks series in conversation with global lifestyle designer Kelly Wearstler, founder and CEO of Kelly Wearstler. The university will also host an alumni celebration at the fair in honor of SCAD's 45th anniversary.

"This December, SCAD once again showcases extraordinary SCAD alumni work under the dreamiest of design fair tents,"…

Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio Wesleyan Receives Nearly $1.2 Million to Support STEM Scholarships for Ohio Students
December 1, 2023

DELAWARE, Ohio - Ohio Wesleyan University has been awarded its third - and largest - Choose Ohio First grant, receiving $1,199,800 to support Ohio students pursuing degrees in the STEM or STEM education fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Higher Education announced the 2024 Choose Ohio First (COF) awards on Nov. 13, including Ohio Wesleyan's five-year grant to support scholarships, academic support, and work-based learning experiences for incoming STEM scholars.

In announcing the new grants, Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner congratulated Ohio Wesleyan for helping to develop the workforce needed to transform central Ohio into one of the nation's leading high-technology hubs.

"The Choose Ohio First program has significantly strengthened Ohio's competitiveness within STEM disciplines, and our campuses, including Ohio Wesleyan University, have done an excellent job of preparing their STEM…

Duquesne University
New STEM Program Looks to Make Transformative Change
December 1, 2023

STEMup, a Duquesne University program to provide tailored educational and placement opportunities for workers in the western Pennsylvania biotechnology sector, recently received a $300,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

Currently in development, STEMup will unite public and private companies, educational institutions, and industry partners to develop a collaborative "eco-network" that educates and trains workers for employment opportunities, especially in the biotech sector.

"Given its business and educational institutions, western Pennsylvania has the potential to be a leading innovator in the biotechnology field," said Dr. Don Very, director of the Master's Degree Biotechnology Program at Duquesne and co-PI of STEMup. "The key to unlocking that potential is to develop a multi-generational, diverse workforce with 21st century skills across multiple levels, from entry-level to leadership positions."

The grant will help plan and establish a collaborative…

Florida Tech
Two Students Recognized with Jannus Aviation Awards
December 1, 2023

College of Aeronautics undergrads Eunseo Heo and Jacob Wolfe have each won a 2023 Scholars Award from the Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society.

They will each receive cash awards of $4,000.

Heo is seeking a bachelor's degrees in aviation management with an associate degree in flight operations and dispatch, and Wolfe is seeking a bachelor's degree in aviation management with flight technology.

Heo's career goals are to become an aircraft dispatcher and an airport designer - with a pilot's perspective. Wolfe hopes to become a commercial airline pilot.

"This is a great accomplishment, and all your teachers at the college are very proud of you," noted Rian Mehta, assistant dean in the College of Aeronautics, in informing Heo and Wolfe of their awards.

The recipients were feted at an awards banquet on Nov. 2 in Tampa.

The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society is named for the aviator who, in January 1914, flew a paying passenger from St. Petersburg to Tampa…

Heidelberg University
Heidelberg awarded $1M+ in new Choose Ohio First funding
December 1, 2023

Heidelberg University just received a big boost in its ongoing quest to contribute to the statewide development of STEM talent in Ohio. President Rob Huntington has announced that the University will receive $1.050 million in Choose Ohio First funding. The recent award is Heidelberg's second through the Choose Ohio First program. In 2021, the University received $450,450 over five years. This new $1.05 million award is in addition to the 2021 award and also runs for five years. Heidelberg will use the funds for scholarships for eligible students in 14 STEM-related fields including the university's newest major, Data Analytics. Other academic programs include: Environmental Science, Computer Science, Education (Math, Science, Biology and Chemistry specialization), Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Nursing, Water Resources and Master of Arts in Counseling. Students majoring in the STEM fields for the first time are eligible to apply for the Choose Ohio First…

Heidelberg University
Introducing a New Admission Pathway: The Student Prince Promise
November 30, 2023

Since its inception, the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning has helped Heidelberg students tackle tough assignments, prepare for challenging exams, and learn difficult material. In light of the support that the Owen Center provides, Heidelberg's Office of Admission has begun making Heidelberg education more available to students with academic promise who do not meet one or more of the initial admission requirements - in a new pathway called the Student Prince Promise.

The Student Prince Promise allows students whose high school GPA falls between 2.5 and 2.7, but who have the drive to work hard that's at the heart of all Heidelberg students, to be admitted to Heidelberg University.

Students who are admitted through the Student Prince Promise program will receive specialized Owen Center support in their first academic year and may be eligible for even more financial assistance if they do well academically.

"Historically, Heidelberg University has reviewed applications…

Marymount Manhattan College
Professor Erin Greenwell Highlights Lessons from MMC's Prison Education Programs at Chronicle of Higher Education Forum
November 30, 2023

With thousands of incarcerated people set to gain access to college programs this summer under a 2020 law, educators across the country are seeking guidance on serving the population from those who have long done the work-like Marymount Manhattan.

For more than 20 years, MMC has been the sole degree-granting institution at Bedford Hills, New York's maximum-security correctional facility for women; in 2019, it began partnering with Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison to award degrees at the medium-security facility Taconic. All told, the College has awarded more than 300 degrees through its prison education programs since 1997.

Its higher ed counterparts got a glimpse into those programs last month at a virtual forum, The Faculty Experience With Incarcerated Students, organized by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The talk featured Erin Greenwell, MMC's Ferraro Fellow in Prison Education and an associate communication and media arts professor, alongside educators from…

Lawrence Technological University
LTU's Centrepolis Accelerator Gets $3.4 Million MEDC Small Business Aid Grant
November 30, 2023

SOUTHFIELD-The Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University has received a $3,426,316 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. as part of its Small Business Hub program.

"Michigan is committed to bolstering our entrepreneurial ecosystem by supporting the small businesses that drive our economy, as well as trusted partners like Centrepolis that serve small businesses and partners statewide," MEDC Senior Vice President of Small Business Services Amy Rencher said. "By leveraging federal dollars, designating Centrepolis as a Small Business Support Hub will help us expand and improve resources across the region while raising the national profile of the strength of our entrepreneurial community."

Added Dan Radomski, Centrepolis CEO: "We're grateful to the MEDC for this strong support, and we will put these funds to good use helping Michigan entrepreneurs and existing small businesses create more advanced physical products--and good-paying jobs."


Austin College
Austin College Opens New Health Campus
November 30, 2023

Austin College has taken a major step to expand its academic programs while helping meet the need for more healthcare providers. College officials and area dignitaries gathered Tuesday, November 14, for a ribbon cutting and open house at the Austin College Health Campus, home of the College's new Master of Medical Science-Physician Assistant program.

"The Austin College Health Campus is here to address two significant needs," said President Steven P. O'Day. "We work with many students who want to meaningfully contribute to the healthcare profession, but not necessarily as physicians. We also know that the Texoma region needs healthcare providers who can address the growing shortage we see in our community. Our new PA program should address both."

Dr. Diana Noller, founding director of the program and Associate Professor of Medical Science, shared updates on the program's accreditation status. "We've been working for the last year and a half to lay all of the groundwork for…

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Open-Source Platform Transforming Robotics Engineering Education
November 30, 2023

It's been a year since young roboticists from around the world were introduced to the small open-source device that could revolutionize robotics engineering and help democratize global STEM access. And what a year it's been.

During the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland, WPI and DEKA Research & Development Corp. distributed nearly 200 beta versions of the Experiential Robotics Platform (XRP), a kit that makes it possible for novice engineers to build and program a simple, powerful, and affordable robot. The small but mighty device even caught the eye of music superstar, a staunch STEM supporter who attended the event. examines XRP, an open-source robotics platform
Superstar examines XRP during the 2022 FIRST Global Challenge.
"We started with the idea that we would create this prototype for an open-source engineering education platform," says DEKA chief development officer David Rogers, who worked hand in hand with WPI's Brad…

DePaul University
DePaul board game preps students for international living
November 30, 2023

DePaul University students Crane Benson, Silver MacAuley, Jules Mortensen and Ope Animashaun helped develop Buddy Abroad, a new board game from the DePaul Instructional Game and Innovation Lab.

Jes Klass/DePaul University

Eight students are traveling together on a weeklong trip, hoping for the adventure of a lifetime. Each day, they face new and challenging events, testing their relationships and personal wellness. Making it to the end on a positive note is their goal. Or, at least, that's how one is supposed to play Buddy Abroad.

Buddy Abroad is a new board game designed by DePaul University's Instructional Game and Innovation Lab (DIGI), one of 25 projects the lab has created since launching.

The board game is designed to give students insight into how study abroad might push them out of their comfort zones and teach them ways to address issues that come up.

Students at DePaul University preparing to go abroad will play a board game, Buddy Abroad, encouraging…

Hope College
Hope Students Win Multiple Awards During Collegiate Model UN
November 30, 2023

Hope College students won multiple awards during the 34th annual American Model United Nations International Collegiate Conference, held on Saturday-Tuesday, Nov. 18-21, in Chicago.

Featuring the theme "Bringing global perspectives to future leaders," the event engages students in a professionally run simulation of the United Nations. The participants act as delegates from the 193 nations that are members of the UN, and address a variety of issues pertaining to current international affairs through Security Councils, a General Assembly, Economic and Social Council commissions, and the International Court of Justice. A total of 881 students from 94 colleges and universities throughout the United States participated this year.

The entire 16-student team from Hope, which represented Ghana during this year's conference, received an award for its collective research and writing for the position papers that its members prepared on the various topics represented at the conference.…

Duquesne University
Alum's Biology Lab Journey Spans Continents
November 30, 2023

When Madison Uhrin was 15 years old, her father was diagnosed with melanoma.

That's when her interest in science took off and she realized that she wanted to understand the biology behind the disease, and create preventative health methods and new treatments.

The Greenville, Pennsylvania native, who graduated from Duquesne in 2022 with a bachelor's degree in biology and minors in biochemistry, Spanish and public health, said it was that interest in medicine that brought her to Duquesne, where she began working in Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Sarah Woodley's lab.

While her original goal was to work as a clinician or further her education by going to medical school, Uhrin said the lab work changed her focus.

"I found that I didn't want to pursue medicine from a clinical perspective, but instead from a methodology perspective and learn how we can create medicines and interventions to better treat diseases," she said.

With countless hours being spent in the lab, it…

St. Edward
Fall Homecoming Excitement
November 30, 2023

A Festive Weekend of Celebration with Our Hilltop Community

For the second year, our beloved tradition of Homecoming at St. Edward's took place during the fall semester. Hilltoppers came together for a fun-filled weekend of exciting events to celebrate their hilltop pride.

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and families enjoyed showing their school spirit at the Homecoming Parade and mingling at Casino Night and the Saturday Tailgate. Toppers were out in full force cheering on our community at the various events. And our alumni were able to reconnect and share memories during CAMP and McNair socials, school mixers, special gatherings with President Montserrat Fuentes, and more.

Missed being at Homecoming? No worries. Catch photo highlights and our wrap-up video on this page.

Florida Tech
Florida Tech Lights Up Small Screen with New Episode of 'The College Tour'
November 30, 2023

MELBOURNE, FLA. - Blowing up the Hollywood adage that sequels rarely match the original, the students, scholarship and sunshine at Florida Tech are returning for a fun and exciting new episode of "The College Tour," the award-winning TV series on Amazon Prime Video.

While the episode doesn't drop on Amazon until Feb. 27, the Florida Tech community is invited to see it sooner with an exclusive, early-access watch party. At noon on Thursday, Nov. 30, join the watch party virtually on the @FloridaTechOfficial YouTube channel. Details regarding an in-person campus event to celebrate the release on Amazon will be announced in the coming months.

The university's first episode was released in December 2020 and is available to view on Amazon or YouTube.

In the university's latest episode, 10 amazing students highlight what's new on campus, such as the esports center and health sciences building, while reminding viewers of what has not changed: the university's beautiful location,…

Lawrence Technological University
LTU to offer graduate certificate in intraoperative neuromonitoring
November 30, 2023

SOUTHFIELD-In a continuing expansion of its health education programs, Lawrence Technological University will begin offering a graduate certificate in intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) in the Summer 2024 semester.
The three-semester, 35-credit-hour program will include 30 weeks of supervised clinical experience in operating rooms through LTU's relationship with industry partners Comprehensive Care Services Inc. (CCS) of Plymouth and Medsurant Health, a Cincinnati-based provider of intraoperative neuromonitoring services. The first semester will consist of classes at LTU, followed by two semesters of clinical rotations at CCS and Medsurant partner hospitals.
Intraoperative neuromonitoring technicians monitor the peripheral and central nervous system during complex spine and brain surgeries.
"We monitor neurological function in any procedure where the surgeon determines neurological function could be at risk," said Jay Fanelli, a longtime intraoperative neuromonitoring technician…

Roberts Wesleyan University
Student Spotlight: Dylan Geer '24 (Adolescence Education in Physics)
November 30, 2023

Introducing Dylan, a dedicated student driven by a love for physics and a heart set on teaching. Surrounded by amazing teachers growing up, he saw how teaching others could shape lives, sparking his own dream to do the same.

What inspired you to pursue a career in teaching, specifically as a physics teacher?

Growing up, I had some amazing teachers who, even after all these years, are still some of the most amazing people in my life. They taught me more than just the subjects - they taught me about life.

My mother was a teacher, so I spent more time at school than my peers. Somedays I was at the school from seven in the morning to eight at night! With that much time, I got to know the teachers well, and I found some of the most caring and hard-working people you could find. I hoped one day I could be that to someone.

Dylan with a Wimshurst machine, an electrostatic generator

What's something you've been learning lately that will help you in your career?

Everyone has…

William Carey University
Celebrate the season with William Carey University
November 30, 2023

William Carey University will present two Christmas events in December - "Carey by Candlelight" on campus and "A Carey Christmas" at Hardy Street Baptist Church. Both showcase the work of talented students from the Winters School of Music.

"Carey Music is excited to offer the gift of Christmas music during the holidays. Our students look forward to presenting these events each year to bless our friends, family, and all of the Pine Belt. We look forward to seeing everyone this Christmas," said Wes Dykes, dean of the Winters School of Music.

Carey by Candlelight

"Carey by Candlelight" will be Saturday, Dec. 9, at WCU-Hattiesburg. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"Carey by Candlelight" is part of Downtown Hattiesburg's "Candlelit Christmas," marking the start of the holiday season. Guests are invited to drive through to see the Hattiesburg campus lighted by thousands of luminaries. They can also stop and enjoy live music, fellowship, free hot chocolate, cider, cookies, and…

St. Edward
Childhood Passions Meet Post Grad Opportunities
November 30, 2023

Austin connections open career doors for student Tony Ho '21
It was a little past 9 a.m. on a sunny Friday morning during his final semester at St. Edward's University when Tony Ho '21 first heard the muffled cacophony. The grunts. The shouts. The whistles and the claps. The hollow phwump! of the soccer ball. The metal clink! of the goal posts. The sounds rang out in the distance from his campus apartment, growing louder as he walked to class.

Born in Vietnam, Ho immigrated to the United States at 4 years old and moved to the Austin suburbs in third grade. He picked up soccer four years later, when his cousin immigrated, too. Ho played in middle school and high school and enrolled at St. Edward's hoping to walk on with the Hilltoppers.

Then reality settled in. Academics took over.

"I saw my friends on the team juggling practice schedules and coursework and was like, 'Maybe this isn't what I want.'"

Still, after so many years tuned into the game, after so many balls…

Florida Tech
14 Florida Tech Faculty Named Among Top 2% of Scientists
November 30, 2023

MELBOURNE, FLA. - A list updated for 2023 that ranks scientists around the world based on standardized academic citations of their work includes 14 current and former Florida Tech faculty members.

Titled the "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators" and maintained by Stanford University, the October 2023 version of the list features 204,643 scientists rated for career-long work and 210,198 for a single year snapshot using citations received during the 2022 calendar year.

The lists examine 22 scientific fields and 174 subfields.

Here are the included Florida Tech faculty:


Richard Aronson, marine biology and hydrobiology
Mark Bush, paleontology
Philip Chan, artificial intelligence and image processing
Martin Glicksman (emeritus), materials
John Harris, electrical and electronic engineering
Pei-feng Hsu, mechanical engineering and transports
V. Lakshmikantham (emeritus), applied mathematics
Yi Liao,…

College for Creative Studies
Alum Michael Carney reflects on his time at the Society of Arts and Crafts to leave a legacy for future CCS students
November 30, 2023

When Michael Carney attended what was then known as the Society of Arts and Crafts from 1968 to 1972, things were a bit - different.

The Yamasaki building anchored campus - the Kresge-Ford Building wouldn't be completed until 1975, the same year the school's name was changed to Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design. For Carney and his classmates, the Detroit Institute of Arts served as an auxiliary space of the school, both intellectually and socially.

"There were benches all around the side of the Rivera Court with ashtrays, and you could smoke," said Carney (Fine Arts '72). "Between the Rivera Court and the Kresge Court downstairs, we could get a coffee and pastries. That was like a living room."

Those experiences enhanced the feeling of intimacy at the school during the 1960s, as did the smart, passionate faculty members who helped form the young Carney.

Like Sam Pucci, chair of the Fine Arts Department at that time. "I remember him assigning us to read…

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Students Go Above and Beyond at New Project Center
November 30, 2023

One of WPI's newest project centers is only two hours from Worcester, but students who go there get their horizons broadened nonetheless. Quite literally, in fact.

The White Mountains, New Hampshire, Project Center, located in Lincoln, hosted its first full cohort of 16 students during A-Term this year after a pilot program in 2022. The four student teams worked on projects that will help visitors to the White Mountains enjoy safe and responsible recreation.

Associate Professor Seth Tuler leads a hike with students in New Hampshire.

Project center director Corey Dehner, associate professor of teaching in the Department of Integrative & Global Studies, found inspiration for the new project center during the 2021-22 academic year.

"The mental health crisis at WPI made me acutely aware of the need to help our students reconnect with nature and slow down," Dehner says. She wanted to help establish a project center where students would be able to build their confidence,…

Susquehanna University
Professor wins prestigious Pushcart Prize
November 30, 2023

Matthew Neill Null, assistant professor of creative writing at Susquehanna University, was awarded the prestigious Pushcart Prize for his short story, The Dropper.

Originally published in The Kenyon Review, The Dropper is set in Null's home state of West Virginia and tells the story of the relationship between Lorna and her father, an aging bird-dog trainer and activist in the United Mine Workers. Lorna is the man's favorite child but also the product of an affair, which creates tension in the family.

The story is loosely inspired by some of Null's familial roots in the coal-mining region, including the interest in bird-dog training he shares with his grandfather.

"My mother is from Marion County, West Virginia, a coal-mining area that is the base of Sen. Joe Manchin's political machine, so the story is a tribute to that place and how the personal and political overlap," Null explained.

Since 1976, the Pushcart Prize honors the best poetry, short fiction and essays…

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