CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF WOMEN'S VARSITY ATHLETICS AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE
The celebration of 50 Years of Women's Varsity Athletics at Springfield College will take place during the 2013-2014 academic year. This special anniversary presents the perfect opportunity for female athletes and coaches to look through their memorabilia for treasured Springfield College items and send them back home. Read more.
|SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE PREPARES FOR THE INAUGURATION OF ITS 13TH PRESIDENT|Springfield College is preparing for the inauguration of Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM, its 13th president on Nov. 15. The schedule for "A Celebration of Springfield College" includes events that celebrate the service of our students, and showcase the scholarly and creative work of our faculty and students. Also part of the weekend festivities are the football game against WPI, a 5K walk/run, and the William Simpson Fine Arts Series theater performance of Rx, directed by Professor Martin Shell. Read more.
COLLEGE CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING WITH AWARDS TO PROFESSORS
Springfield College faculty members Sue Guyer, Robert Accorsi, and Michael Accordino were presented with Excellence in Teaching Awards during a luncheon on the campus on Oct. 29. The Excellence in Teaching Awards are presented annually to recognize some of the College's best teachers as they are chosen by their peers. Read more.
| ||DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR WELLNESS EDUCATION AND RESEARCH NAMED|
Springfield College has named Richard J. Wood, PhD, the new director of the Center for Wellness Education and Research (CWER) at the College. Housed in the Springfield College School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, the mission of the CWER is to become the preeminent provider of practical, individualized wellness solutions aimed at disease prevention. Read more.
| ||104TH ANNUAL GYMNASTICS EXHIBITION SHOW HELD DURING HOMECOMING 2013|
Springfield College hosted the 104th gymnastics exhibition show, We've Got Talent, Oct. 25 and 26 during Homecoming weekend, at Blake Arena. Close to 100 participants took part in the show including All-American and champion gymnasts from the men's and women's gymnastics teams and student dancers. Individuals performed a full range of gymnastic feats and dramatic special events to music from recent decades. Read more.
| ||PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM HOLDS WHITE COAT CEREMONY |
The Springfield College Physician Assistant Program hosted its annual White Coat Ceremony at the Fuller Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 11. The White Coat Ceremony commemorates the formal presentation of the white lab coat for physician assistant students as they begin working with patients in hospitals. Read more.
| ||SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK HOSTS EVENTS FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS|
The Springfield College School of Social Work (SSW) will hold several open houses for prospective students. They will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Brennan Center, 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013; Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014; and Thursday, March 13, 2014. There also will be an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, Greendale Family Branch in Worcester, Mass., to accommodate prospective weekend students from that area.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE HONORED WITH SUPER 60 AWARD
Springfield College has been awarded an Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield's (ACCGS) 2013 Super 60 Award; finishing first for revenue. The College was honored at the award recognition luncheon in Agawam, Mass., on Oct. 25. The ACCGS Super 60 Award is presented annually to the top businesses in the region that make significant contributions to the strength of the regional economy. By achieving Super 60 status, Springfield College is recognized for the role it has played throughout the last year in the overall economic climate for the Pioneer Valley. Read more.
| ||ALUMNI AND PARENT ATTITUDE SURVEY RESULTS|
The Division of Development and Alumni Relations recently conducted a comprehensive survey of our alumni and parents to quantify alumni and parent perceptions and attitudes regarding Springfield College. Read the results here. Read more.
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Following are the highlights from recent athletic contests. To read the most current news and follow the teams, visit the Athletics homepage.
A TEAM OF THEIR OWN
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Varsity Athletics at Springfield College, President Mary-Beth Cooper and Dave Cooper have issued an alumni/family giving challenge to all women's varsity athletics teams. On Nov. 1, we will announce the details of this extraordinary challenge. See how you can participate in this remarkable opportunity. Learn more.
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WRESTLING RANKED 6TH IN NWCA PRESEASON NATIONAL POLL
The Springfield College wrestling team will open up the 2013-2014 campaign ranked sixth in the nation in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Preseason National Poll. Additionally, both senior Devin Biscaha (Jackson, N.J.) and junior Derek Adams (Charlestown, R.I.) are the nation's top-ranked wrestlers in their respective weight classes. Read more.
MCGAYHEY EARNS NEWMAC WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL WEEKLY HONORS
Sophomore Kelsey McGayhey (Shelter Island, N.Y.) was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Volleyball Co-Player of the Week after powering the Pride to four victories. Read more.
FOOTBALL RALLIES PAST ST. LAWRENCE, 21-20, ON HOMECOMING
The football team rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat visiting St. Lawrence, 21-20, to highlight Homecoming on Oct. 26 on Stagg Field. The win snapped the Pride's three-game skid as it improves to 4-3, 1-3 in Liberty League play. Read more.
| ||MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING TOPPLES HOLY CROSS IN SEASON OPENER|
The men's swimming and diving team opened up the 2013-2014 season with a 166-134 victory over host Holy Cross. Read more.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING OPENS SEASON WITH WIN AT HOLY CROSS
The women's swimming and diving team opened the season with a win on October 26. The Pride had three double-event winners in senior Nicolle Stracqualursi (Dedham, Mass), senior Kellie Pennington (Monson, Mass.) and senior Kelsey Poole (Westfield, Mass.). Read more.
FIELD HOCKEY CRUISES TO 10-3 WIN OVER SMITH
The field hockey team showcased its most dominant performance of the season, scoring the most goals in the program's Division III history. Read more.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL PICKS UP KEY WINS AGAINST MIDDLEBURY AND TRINITY
The women's volleyball team won the Volleyball Hall of Fame Invitational, hosted by Smith College. The Pride swept Middlebury and Trinity to improve to 22-5 on the year. Read more.
| ||WOMEN'S SOCCER SHUTS OUT EMERSON, 2-0 |
The women's soccer team earned its fifth New England and Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win, led by Jessica Miller (Southbury, Conn.), who scored in the sixth minute.
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY RUNS TO 13TH-PLACE FINISH AT UMASS DARTMOUTH INVITATIONAL
The men's cross country team finished 13th of 28 teams competing in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. Jacob Simons (Naugatuck, Conn.) ran a team-best 27:44 to finish 57th. Read more.
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES IN NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS
The women's cross country team raced in the New England Championships at Franklin Park, finishing 38th as a team. Gabby Gaudreault (Leominster, Mass.) was the Pride's fastest runner in 19:18. Read more.
WOMEN'S TENNIS WINS FIFTH-STRAIGHT, 8-1 OVER SUFFOLK
The women's tennis team won its fifth-consecutive match, 8-1 over visiting Suffolk. It was the first time since 2003 that the Pride has tallied five-straight wins. Read more.
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ALUMNI NEWS & EVENTS
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November 6, 2013, 8-9 p.m., Online Webinar
Alumni Career Development Webinar Speaker Series:
Create Your Online Brand with Social Media
Melissa Gionvagnoli is an author, consummate networker and coach to CEOs, CFOs and CMOs. She has a unique understanding about how to use social media to build powerful, dynamic networks and personal online brands that can be the rocket fuel for successful careers today. Her books, Graduate to Linkedin, Jump Start Your Career Network Now, and 50 Ways to Better Social Media: Making Solid Connections That Create Dynamic Opportunities provide a step-by-step guide to anyone who is looking for a way to make the job search process easier and less frightening. Join Melissa to learn how to build your online brand using social media. To watch: http://expertwebinarseries.com/springfield/Home.aspx
November 8-9, 2013, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass.
Celebration of 25 Years of Physical Therapy
November 30, 2013, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1 p.m. Springfield College Men's Basketball vs. Hampden-Sydney
3 p.m. Post-Game Social hosted by Charlie Brock '76 and Eliott Baker '74
December 5, 2013, Springfield College,Springfield, Mass. Fifth Annual Career Networking Night
For information on these and other events, click here.