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New! St. Edward’s University MBA Capstone Group Wins with Economic Impact Study for Austin Marathon

Photo of MarathonA group of St. Edward’s University students in The Bill Munday School of Business succeeded in helping Conley Sports Productions, the production company for the Austin Marathon, to develop an economic impact study for the Austin Marathon. The students also developed a tool for Conley Sports to use going forward to measure the impact of each marathon it organizes. Read more

New! Redlands Students Reflect on Summer Science Research Experience

Photo of groupEvery year, dozens of science students at the University of Redlands apply for the chance to work with faculty on a variety of different research projects. Once they are selected, they are paired up and spend the summer working on their research. At the beginning of the fall semester, the students create posters about their findings and present them during a session that showcases all of their hard work. Read more

Photo of old "bridge"New! Manhattan College’s Chapter of Engineers Without Borders to Build Bridge in Cameroon

Three Manhattan College students and their professional mentor traveled to the village of Mbirbua in Cameroon on the first of five trips to build a bridge for the community. The chapter is currently working to raise money and to develop plans to construct the much-needed bridge. Read more

New! Hamline Graduate Credits the University with Preparing Her to Secure Prestigious Paid Internship

Photo of LindahlHamline University graduate Hannah Lindahl '14 recently earned a prestigious internship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. She is one of only twelve paid interns selected from a global pool of applicants. Read more

Student Blogs

New! “The Beauty of Math”

by Jessica Mallepelle, Arcadia University Class of 2016

Photo of MallepelleStudying mathematics at Arcadia University is allowing Jessica Mallepelle ’16 to truly understand how diverse and inspiring math can be. So when coursework in a particular field last semester left her wanting, she was reminded “…there’s not just one way to solve a single problem.” In her blog post, “The Beauty of Math,” she reflects on how she was able to find her own solution. Read more

Awards & Achievements

Photo of Tanisha GilbertNazareth College Student Awarded Gilman International Scholarship

Nazareth College student Tanisha Gilbert is the recipient of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Gilbert is a double major in Chinese language and literature and economics and will be attending Shandong Normal University in Jinan, China through Nazareth’s Exchange Program. Read more

Samford’s Stanley Named National Student Teacher of the Year

Samford University education graduate Mandy Jayne Stanley hPhoto of Mandyas been named the 2014 National Student Teacher of the Year by the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and the Association of Teacher Education. The award honors development of classroom management skills, instructional strategies that support the needs of all students, effective interpersonal relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff and academic accomplishments. Stanley teaches fourth grade at Charles A. Brown Elementary School in the Birmingham City School System and said her future plans include becoming a master teacher and an education research analyst. Read more

Undergraduate Research

North Central’s Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium Allows Students to Develop Research Skills

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Alexis Gramera ’15 presents poster of her summer research

Some 55 North Central College students with mentoring oversight by 23 faculty members met for eight weeks this summer on campus to conduct new and ongoing research and scholarship. Their work spanned all academic divisions, ranging from biology to history and Chinese to psychology and more. Summer undergraduate research grants by the College supported stipends for nearly half the students. North Central’s annual Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC) concluded with poster presentations by many of the student researchers who completed their summer work. Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry and director of undergraduate research, says the difference between when these students start and finish is huge. Read more

New Program Allows Drury Undergrads to Conduct Research While Getting Paid

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Deborah Peana, senior chemistry and physics major, is using computer software to model and research protein interactions this summer. A stipend has helped her focus solely on this work.

It’s relatively rare for undergraduates majoring in the sciences to have the opportunity to do meaningful research. It’s rarer still for them to be able to get paid to do it. A new program this year at Drury University is allowing five undergraduates to do just that. It’s called the Research Experience in the Natural Sciences, or RENS. The program provides a stipend for students conducting self-directed research under the guidance of science faculty. Read more

Summer Research at PLU Opens Doors for Students

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Mackenzie Deane '15 and Professor Tina Saxowsky worked together this summer during a summer research project looking at the growth of yeast cells. (John Froschauer, Photo)

Mackenzie Deane ’15, a biology major at Pacific Lutheran University, donned her lab coat and goggles to spend up to eight hours a day at the Rieke Science Center culturing, poking, prodding, and counting yeast cells. Deane worked 10 weeks this summer with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tina Saxowsky, doing a series of experiments that looked at the evolution of the little critters that make your bread rise. Read more

University of Scranton Students Complete Summer Research

Brittany Boribong, a senior majoring in biomathematics at The University of Scranton, was selected for a highly-competitive Summer Research Experience (SRE) for Undergraduates and Teachers program offered by The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. Read more

Meanwhile, six University of Scranton students received a President’s Fellowship for Summer Research award for 2014. The fellowship is a mentorship program that allows students to participate in research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The awards are given to promising students who faculty members believe possess the ability to handle challenging, real-world research workloads during the summer months. Read more

Arcadia’s Stéfon Marquette Awarded Gilman Scholarship

Photo of  MarquetteStéfon Marquette, a transfer student at Arcadia University studying global legal studies and French, has won a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The award will allow Marquette to study international and European Union politics and law at the American Graduate School in Paris for the upcoming academic year. Marquette, who has studied the language, culture, and government of France for nearly 14 years, will be taking two advanced French courses at l’Alliance Française Paris, Île de France. Read more

University of Evansville Student Earns Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

LogoUniversity of Evansville student Alex Schmitt has won a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Schmitt, a junior Spanish and Physics major will study in Peru next fall through SIT: The School for International Training in the Indigenous Peoples and Globalization Program. In addition to coursework covering indigenous Peruvian populations and their transition to urban life, Schmitt will study Spanish and Quechua, the Inca language. The program concludes with a four-week independent field research project. Read more

University of Evansville Civil Engineering Students Win 2014 NCEES Engineering Award for Fairfield Reservoir and Dam Project

LogoThe National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) has named the University of Evansville as one of only six colleges nationally to receive a 2014 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. UE’s Civil Engineering Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science will receive $7,500 as a winner of the competition. Read more

Sage Honors Program Announces Acceptance of Student Research to National Conference

LogoThe Honors program at Russell Sage College (RSC) announced the acceptance of student and faculty work to the 2014 National Collegiate Honors Conference, November 4 – 6 in Denver, Colorado. The conference brings together honors administrators, faculty, and students from a variety of higher education institutions around the country to present research, collaborate across institutions, and engage in program development. Russell Sage students attending include Margaret Brenenstuhl (majoring in Public Policy, Advocacy, and Civic Engagement), Sierra Miller (Sociology), and Jessica Loskowitz (Nutrition), with faculty contributions from Andor Skotnes, Ph.D. (professor of History), David Baecker, M.F.A. (associate professor of Theatre), and Tonya Moutray, Ph.D. (Honors director and assistant professor of English Literature). Read more

University of Redlands Students Partaking in Summer Research Alongside Faculty

Photo from labUniversity of Redlands students are working closely with professors as part of the Summer Science Research program. According to Dr. Barbara Murray, director of the Stauffer Science Center, more than 40 students applied for the program this summer, and 26 were selected. She works with the faculty to decide which students to choose, and believes that the number of undergraduates who apply keeps rising every year due to word of mouth. Read more

Hampton Journalism Student Gains Perspective from Japan Study Trip

Hampton University rising senior Brandon Theo Dorsey learned more than just how to say “thank you” in Japanese from his recent nine-day excursion to Japan. Earlier this year, the Scripps Howard Foundation announced Dorsey as one of the nine top journalism college students in the nation, and he was further awarded an all expense-paid journalism study trip to Japan. This was Dorsey's first trip outside the country and he quickly realized the lack of diversity in Japan.

Belmont Pharmacy Students Complete Project for Guatemalan Hospital

Photo from project siteStudents and faculty from Belmont University’s College of Pharmacy recently completed a year-long project to create an inventory system at the Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  The project started last July and included four separate mission trips from the college with a total of 23 students and faculty contributing.  The most recent team finished the expansive project to catalog the contents of the surgery center which includes three operating rooms and 21 beds.  The inventory system was built from scratch, tested, launched and turned over to the surgery center’s local management during the last visit. Read more

Drury Students Help Missouri Hotel Residents Unlock Expressive Potential

For fourteen years, a unique class at Drury University has helped residents of the Missouri Hotel unlock their expressive potential and encouraged them to think about their lives in new ways.

The class is called Building Community Through the Arts and its goal is to provide the Hotel residents an artistic outlet over the course of two weeks with a final public exhibition. The Missouri Hotel provides shelter to homeless men, women and children. The course offers the students an experiential approach to everyday living and learning, while giving them a chance to make a difference in the Drury neighborhood at the same time. Read more

University of Scranton Graduates Commit to Long-Term Service

Photo of 20 studentsTwenty University of Scranton graduates, including 17 members of the University’s class of 2014, volunteered for long-term service projects with nonprofit organizations and underserved populations internationally and in states throughout the country. Their service began as early as June and includes programs run by Teach for America and the Jesuit Volunteer Corp. Read more

La Verne MBA Students Barter for Community Engagement

PhotoHow do you turn a lint brush into an iPad? University of La Verne students recently put theory to practice to demonstrate how this can be done while simultaneously giving back to the community, thanks to a bartering class assignment. Read more

Drury Grad Heads to Oxford for Three-Year Research Fellowship

Photo of AshleyFrom Nixa to Drury to Oxford, Ashley Maher is an example of how a liberal arts education can open unexpected doors. The Nixa native graduated from Drury in 2008 with a degree in English and creative writing. But she began as architecture major. She was then able to combine her interests in architecture and literature while earning a Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. Her dissertation looks at the influence of modern architecture on 20th century British authors, many of which worked as contributors or editors for architectural journals. This fall she will begin a three-year Junior Research Fellowship at Oxford University. Read more

Two Drury Architecture Alumni Recognized as Emerging Leaders By the AIA

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), the industry’s leading professional membership organization, has recognized two Drury University Hammons School of Architecture alumni as young leaders in the field. Evelyn Lee and Jason Dale Pierce were among the 18 recipients of the 2014 Young Architects Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to the architecture profession. Read more

Drury Scholars Prepares African-American Students for College

Photo of projectDrury Scholars began its seventh summer of providing academic and cultural enrichment for local African-American middle school and high school students. The Scholars program began in 2008 with 15 African American males in an attempt to close the racial achievement gap. It has since to expanded to include young females and grown considerably. This year, about 45 students are in the weeklong program.

This year Drury Scholars is partnering with a Springfield nonprofit project called For Burkina, which is raising funds to build a school in the impoverished West African nation of Burkina Faso. For Burkina is composed of local young professionals, including several recent alumni of Drury’s Hammons School of Architecture, led by Brittany Layton and Benjamin Hall. Its goal is to fund, design and build a three-classroom primary school for a rural village that will educate more 120 children a year.  The For Burkina team and the Drury Scholars produced and painted clay bricks and mosaic tiles depicting African folk tales. Proceeds from their sales will go towards the $32,000 cost of building the school in Burkina Faso. Read more

University of Scranton Student Presents Research at National Microbiology Conference

Co-authoring a scientific paper as a college junior is a noteworthy achievement by itself. Being chosen to present the significant findings of that research at a national academic conference makes the feat doubly remarkable. Yet Samantha Scott ’15, a biochemistry, cell and molecular biology (BCMB) major at The University of Scranton, completed this tricky double play with the help of her adviser, Michael Sulzinski, Ph.D., professor of biology and BCMB Program faculty.

Scott’s and Dr. Sulzinski’s research, entitled “Detection of Commensal Populations of Burkholderia gladioli as a Potential Reservoir for Human Infections,” was accepted as a poster presentation at the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held May 17-20 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Read more

Hamline’s Maleni Mendoza-Garcia Named Newman Civic Fellow Award WinnerPhoto of Maleni

Hamline University student Maleni Mendoza-Garcia has always had a passion for social justice and fighting for what she believes in, and now she is being recognized for her dedication to bettering her community. Mendoza-Garcia has been named the Newman Civic Fellow recipient for 2014. The Newman Civic Fellows’ Program is presented by Campus Compact, a coalition of over 1200 college and university presidents across the United States who are dedicated to the promotion of campus-based civic engagement. Read more

John Carroll Student Wins Gilman Scholarship

Photo of MariahMariah White ’15, a John Carroll University junior majoring in Business Management, has been awarded the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship will enable White to study abroad this summer at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Read more

Redlands Student Wins Boren Scholarship

Anh Le, a rising junior at the University of Redlands received a Boren Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State It is the first time a student at Redlands has received this scholarship.

Nine Widener Students Earn LEADERworks Certificate in Program’s First Year

Photo of studentsIt has only been a year since the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener University introduced LEADERworks, the university’s leadership certificate program, and already nine students have successfully completed the program. According to Dr. Arthur Schwartz, executive director of the Oskin Leadership Institute, the LEADERworks certificate program was designed to be completed in two years. In the pilot year of the program, 595 undergraduate students participated in at least one of 158 leadership workshops offered by the institute. Read more

Belmont Students Complete Maymester Mission Work in Haiti

Photo of team in HaitiNine student athletes traveled to Haiti on a week-long mission trip recently. In Grand Goâve, a city in southwestern Haiti just 40 miles west of Port Au Prince, the students hosted basketball and soccer clinics with Haitian teenagers ages 13 through 18 as a way to share the Gospel with them. Read more

Five Manhattan College Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Accept Post-Graduate Service Opportunities

Five recent bachelor’s degree recipients from Manhattan College’s class of 2014 — Anthony DiCesare, Tegan Nelson, Carlos Orbe, Ivy Seraphin and Kathleen White — have been accepted to volunteer with a variety of organizations. The graduates will spend the next year serving the following organizations: Lasallian Volunteers (LVs), Rostro de Cristo, Jesuit Volunteers Corps (JVC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Corps. Read more

Photo of WilliamsWagner College Running Back to Sign with Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings running back coach Kirby Wilson called Wagner College star Dominique Williams during the sixth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft. His message: We want you. Read more

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Samford, Westminster Students Receive Prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Westminster College’s Chrono Nu, a neuroscience and mathematics major, and Samford University junior Rebekah Brooks, were recently selected to receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious undergraduate academic honors in the country.

They are among only 283 undergraduate students in the 2014-15 academic year selected for the award given to students in the science, engineering and mathematics field.

For more information: Samford | Westminster

Scranton Science Students See Real World Applications of Their Work

Photo of students with their professorUniversity of Scranton students Nathan Williams, a sophomore electrical engineering major, and Michelle T. Graham, a junior biophysics major, have seen their collaboration with professor Nicholas Truncale on devices lead to scholarly publications and pending patents. They have also already seen the devices they helped create used in real world applications. Read more

Wagner Students to Present Research at the American Chemical Society ConferencePhoto of students with their professor

Two sophomore chemistry majors, Joseph Persichetti and James Catalano, have had their posters accepted for presentation at the 248th American Chemical Society conference this August. Read more

John Carroll Students Win Research AwardsPhoto of students

Four John Carroll University neuroscience students earned awards of excellence for their research at the 68th annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, held recently at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Read more

Nazareth Student Earns Top Honors at Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society ConferencePhoto of Emily Cornish

Nazareth College student Emily Cornish earned a “best of conference” award at the annual West/Central NYS Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference held at Buffalo State University. One of the largest, most competitive conferences in the last few years, there were 38 papers presented from students representing 10 colleges and universities in Western New York.  Phi Alpha Theta awarded Cornish one of only four “best of conference” distinctions. Read more

Redlands Accounting Graduates Headed for Success

Redlands campusBefore they’ve even graduated, a majority of University of Redlands accounting majors already have secured jobs. In the weeks prior to Commencement 2014, 82 percent of the seniors who wanted to enter the accounting field had accepted offers, and 60 percent of juniors had internships lined up with firms. Read more

Placement Rate Increases to 94% for 2013 University of Evansville Graduates

The University of Evansville’s 2013 graduating class found success after graduation, with 94 percent currently employed or in graduate school, according to a recently completed survey. The median salary of 2013 UE graduates employed full-time was $42,500. Read more

Photo of riders with kidsBelmont Students Ride Across America ‘With A Reason’

While many college students spend the summer working, performing internships or continuing coursework, three Belmont University students will cycle across the country to raise funds for orphans in Honduras. Read more

Students Head to NCUR to Present Research

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North Central Seniors Aaron Langer and Gianna Medina, NCUR presenters

Several students in NAC&U presented research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Kentucky in early April. North Central College sent a record 44 students to NCUR. With 40 accepted undergraduate presentations, the most ever in its history, North Central College places in the top 4 percent of the nation and the most accepted proposals of any college or university in Illinois. Hamline University also was well-represented with 38 abstracts presented at the conference. Students from the following institutions also presented: Arcadia University, Russell Sage College, Samford University, St. Edward’s University, University of Evansville, The University of Scranton, Valparaiso University, and Widener University. For more information: North Central NCUR

Eighteen Scranton Students Present Research at Major Professional Conference

Photo of studentsEighteen students from The University of Scranton psychology students presented 10 different research projects at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) annual meeting, the largest regional meeting of psychologists who get together to share results of their research. Although Scranton’s Psychology Department and its students are always well-represented at the EPA’s annual meeting, this year’s group of students from Scranton was exceptionally large. Read more

Widener Students Lobby for Student Debt Relief

Widener University students participated in Pennsylvania’s Student Lobby Day in Harrisburg, PA. They lobbied as their own Super PAC, College Students Concerned about College Costs (or CSC3), on behalf of middle income student debt relief. Read more

Scranton Communication Student Garners National Award and Coveted Internship

Photo of Edward RavertUniversity of Scranton student Edward H. Ravert III was chosen from a national pool of candidates to receive the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) Daniel J. Edelman Award for the Outstanding Public Relations Student. This is the first time a University of Scranton student has won the prestigious award. The award includes a financial scholarship and a three-month paid internship in one of Edelman’s U.S. offices. Edelman is the largest public relations firm in the world, with 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees worldwide. Read more

PLU’s MediaLab Documentary Wins 2014 National Broadcasting Society Award

Photo of MedialabPacific Lutheran University’s MediaLab has won a 2014 Grand Prize Award from the National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho for its documentary film Tapped Out: Unearthing the Global Water Crisis. Tapped Out, which premiered publicly in Seattle last fall, won in the Video Documentary category at the 51st Annual National Broadcasting Society Electronic Media Competition Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles. Read more

Drury Physics Major Has Entrepreneurial Spirit in the BagPhoto of Ebenezer Obasiolu

Physics major Ebenezer Obasiolu never knew he had an entrepreneurial passion until he went to Drury University and began pursuing an entrepreneurship minor. It was in these classes where he gained the knowledge and support to officially launch his business, O’Bazzië Classics. Read more

North Central Students Among Top Broadcasting Award Winners, Recognized for New Website

Photo of Kevin JackmanNorth Central College was among the top winners of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) annual awards at the 75th International IBS Conference in New York City. WONC student broadcasters won four first-place awards and 13 finalist trophies. The first-place awards went to Jason Krug ’14 who won two top trophies for Best Sports Update and for Best Social Media Director, Yasmeen Kiswani ’14 for Best Documentary and Kevin Jackman ’14 for Best Podcast. Read more

Also, the talents of North Central College students again garnered national recognition with a first-place award for a new student-run website, ncclinked.com. In its first time competing there, The Chronicle came away with a David L. Adams Apple Award for Best Homepage for NCClinked.com, which incorporates news stories, arts reviews, video and audio, Instagram images and a Twitter feed. Read more

University of Evansville Seniors Win Second Place at Annual IEEE Competition

University of Evansville seniors Jake Schwartz and Austin Deuerling won second place at the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) SoutheastCon Regional Competition in Lexington, Kentucky. Their robot placed above 42 teams, including such universities as Duke, Virginia Tech and the University of Florida. Schwartz and Deuerling, both electrical engineering majors, designed their robot to shoot darts in a simulated basketball goal from various distances to emulate the playing and shooting dynamics of basketball on a simulated basketball court. Read more

Samford Law Teams Sweep AAJ Regional Trial Advocacy Tournament

A team from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law took first place in the regional component of the American Association for Justice(AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Atlanta. Read more

Nazareth Student Earns Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow Award

Photo of Cherise MadiganNazareth College is pleased to announce that Cherise Madigan is the recipient of the national Newman Civic Fellow Award. The Newman award, presented by Campus Compact, is given to college student leaders who represent the next generation of civic leaders through service, research, and advocacy. She is the first Nazareth student to earn this national honor and is one of 197 student leaders from colleges nationwide recognized. Read more

New! Manhattan Jaspers Basketball in NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2004

Jaspers LogoAfter winning 11 of their last 12 games, Manhattan College advanced to the 2014 NCAA Championships after a 71-68 victory over Iona. The Jaspers were in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time and the first time since 2004, when Manhattan advanced to the round of 32 as a #12 seed. Manhattan College earned a #13 seed in the Midwest to take on fourth-seeded Louisville in the NCAA Tournament's round of 64 this year.

Westminster College Students Bring Home Gold, Silver & Bronze

Photo from OlympicsTwenty-three students from Westminster College made up ten percent of the U.S. Olympic team. The college had more students in the Games than any other college or university in the country. Four current students and three former* students made it to the medals podium:

  • Maddie Bowman – Gold in ski halfpipe
  • Joss Christensen – Gold in ski slopestyle
  • Alex Deibold – Bronze in snowboardcross
  • Devin Logan – Silver in ski slopestyle
  • Kaitlyn Farrington* – Gold in snowboard halfpipe
  • Jonathan Midol* – Bronze (France) skicross
  • Vic Wild* – Gold (Russia) in snowboard giant slalom

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Pacific Lutheran Undergraduate Math Research Published in Prestigious Journal

Photo of Ball and JudaTwo recent Pacific Lutheran University graduates have been published in the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal, a prestigious peer-reviewed journal designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to present math research. Tyler Ball and Daniel Juda both graduated with math degrees in Spring 2013, but their paper, Dominance over א, was prepared earlier—making it eligible for the journal. Read more

CGI U Accepts Commitments to Action from Nazareth College Students

Event LogoIn just its first year of involvement as a network member with the Clinton Global Initiative University(CGI U), Nazareth College students submitted 10 Commitments to Action (project applications). Of those 10 projects, six have been accepted to CGI U 2014. CGI U is made up of a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Read more

Belmont Students Join ‘Up to Us’ Campaign to Address National Debt

Photo of groupFive Belmont University sophomores were among only 25 teams in a nationwide competition meant to build a movement to address the national debt, a figure that currently stands at over $17 trillion. Belmont’s “Up to Us”  team includes Paul Shaw (international business), Jawon Taylor (political science), Sordum Ndam (political science), Olivia Nishi (corporate communications) and Lindsay Bond-Harris (music business). The competition is sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) and Net Impact. Read more

Drury University Team Selected to Compete in 2015 Solar Decathlon

Event LogoStudents from across Drury University and Crowder College have been selected to compete in the 2015 Solar Decathlon against peers from 19 other colleges from around the nation, including Yale and Stanford and Missouri University of Science & Technology. The race is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The teams now begin a two-year process to design and build solar-powered, highly efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation and design excellence. The teams will design, construct and test their houses before reassembling them in the fall of 2015 at the competition site in California. True to Drury’s commitment to the liberal arts, students from all areas of study will be able to take part in the team. The formal application was made possible through a partnership between the Drury’s Hammons School of Architecture, the Breech School of Business Administration and the Department of Communication. Read more

Photo of studentSt. Edward's Student's Company Highlighted in The New York Times

The New York Times recently invited students to submit creative ideas, problem-solving projects or pieces of art to be featured in the "Education Life" section. One St. Edward University student's company was selected by The New York Times and appeared in print on Sunday, Feb. 9 with only seven other submissions. Read more

Stetson Takes Second in Statewide CFA Contest

Photo of trading roomStetson University placed second in the statewide 2014 CFA Institute Global Research Challenge hosted at Florida Atlantic University recently. Stetson was well represented by a team of seniors in the Roland George Investments Program (RGIP) led by Captain Jeremy Goldberg and including Matthew Ady, Valeriya Popova, Christian Roeder and Travis Workman. Stetson’s student-managed RGIP portfolio is one of the oldest and considered to be one of the best in the nation. Read more

Sage Women’s Basketball Team Hits Historic Milestone

Photo of teamThe Sage College's women's basketball team earned a spot in the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament, the first in the program's history. The current Gators team, which is now 17-9, has the most wins of any Sage women's basketball team in the program's history. Read more

North Central Students Attend Leadership Conference Case Competition

Photo of 3 studentsThree North Central College students—Marie Butnariu ’16, Jon Kingzette ’15 and Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16—attended the National Collegiate Leadership Conference (NCLC) Case Competition at the University of Arizona Feb. 14-16. The students are Distinguished Leaders in North Central’s Leadership, Ethics & Values (LEV) program and were selected by application to attend. The NCLC is a student-run annual conference that serves as the cornerstone of leadership experience and training for college students across the nation. Students learned about different aspects of leadership and gained skills that can be used in student organizations, families, campus, job settings and communities. Read more

Wagner Art Alum Impart Career Wisdom to Aspiring Students

Photo of Robert GeronimoWagner College's Art Department organized an alumni panel for its current fine arts students to show how to continue their practice -- and make a living at it -- following their graduation. Three recent grads who've made a way for themselves in the highly competitive New York City arts world returned to campus to talk with those about to embark on their careers. Read more

University of Redlands Men’s Soccer Standout Richie Marquez Signs Contract with Philadelphia UnionPhoto of Marquez

The Philadelphia Union has signed University of Redlands men's soccer standout Richie Marquez to contract. Marquez was selected 44th overall by the Union as the only NCAA Division III student-athlete chosen in the SuperDraft. Read more

Nazareth College Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships

PHoto of Gilman LogoNazareth College students Peter Beck, Jonathan Bukowiec, Salina Fasulo, and Jasmin Picariello are recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The scholarship involves a very competitive selection process that requires students to have an outstanding academic record and they must submit a proposal for a project relating to their international program, which is to be completed upon their return from studying abroad. Read more

Twenty-Three Westminster College Students Are Competing in Sochi Olympics

Photo of Heather McPhieWestminster College is cheering on 23 students as they compete in Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Westminster has the most athletes of any traditional college/university in the country competing in the Sochi Olympics. Read more

In related news, 10 percent of U.S. Olympic athletes in Sochi are from Westminster College. Read more

Samford Student Named 'New Face of Civil Engineering'

Photo of MatthewsSamford University dual-degree engineering student Jamieson Matthews has been named one of 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The recognition program promotes the achievement of young civil engineers by highlighting their academic success, volunteerism and dedication to making a positive impact on society through their chosen profession. Read more

PLU Students Post Thoughts and Observations While Abroad

Pacific Lutheran University students reflect on their various locations and cultures while studying abroad. Read more

University of Evansville Student Creates “New and Rising” App

Photo of ApA lot of college students spend their long Christmas break relaxing and recharging for the spring semester. Not UE junior Alex Luebbehusen and his brother, Brandon, a high school senior. They spent their off time creating two new Windows apps based on what Alex had just learned through a fall electrical engineering class called Small Computer Software. Read more

Arcadia’s Frances Dumlao ’15 Helps Launch Magazine

Photo of DumlaoThe challenge of launching a magazine thrust Frances Dumlao ’15 into the world of graphic design and allowed her to see London through the eyes of Londoners. This was all thanks to a course at the University of Westminster, where Dumlao currently is studying abroad, that inspired the global media major and her classmates to create their own London-based publication.

In her blog post, “The Making of LDN. Magazine,” Dumlao reflects on and celebrates the opportunity she had to be “a part of the creation of more than 50 pages of pure magazine goodness.” Read her story and LDN Magazine. Read more

North Central College AMA Team Scores School’s First Top 10 Placement at Annual Competition

AMA LogoNorth Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) team has achieved a top 10 placement in an annual international competition for the first time in school history.

The team placed in the top 10 of the 2013-2014 AMA Collegiate Case Competition sponsored by the Hershey Company. Eighty-six schools entered this year’s competition for the opportunity to present at the AMA’s annual collegiate conference in New Orleans in April.

Hershey’s Case invited participants to develop a comprehensive relaunch campaign for its Take 5 brand. Chapters were asked to address consumer segmentation, product positioning, product distribution and marketing promotion, including plans for social media. Read more

Widener Education Students Team up with Main Line Health to Pilot Health Curriculum on Chester Sixth Graders

Wearing medical scrubs and lab coats, sixth grade students from Chester Upland's Stetser Elementary School imparted health and wellness advice to the Chester community at a health fair held at the school. The fair marked the culmination of a semester-long partnership between Widener University's School of Education, Innovation and Continuing Studies and Main Line Health to pilot "Healthy Me," a health and wellness curriculum for middle school-aged students designed by Dr. Barry Mann, chief academic officer for Main Line Health. Read more

Belmont Students, Alumni Get ‘Jumpstart’ for Poliana

Photo of Poliana presentationA group of Belmont students and alumni are working to increase civic responsibility through a web application that explains United States government and politics. Funded through a $15,000 investment, the app, Poliana, aggregates millions of data points on a wide range of government activity, including voting records, financial contributions, lobbying, bills and industry influence.

Nashville business incubator Jumpstart Foundry awarded Poliana founders with the start-up cash during a 14-week process. Throughout the process the founders—Belmont students David Gilmore and Patrick Cason along with alumni Grayson Carroll, Kenny House and Seth Whiting—were guided and mentored by Nashville’s most influential business people, designers, developers, lawyers, marketers and entrepreneurs.  Their entrepreneurial jumpstart culminated with “investor day,” where Poliana presented a 10-minute business pitch to hundreds of potential investors from all over the country. Read more

Drury Students to Advocate for Arts & Culture in Jefferson City

Fifteen Arts Administration students from Drury University advocated for the arts and participated in the political process in their state capital. The students and Drury instructor Leah Hamilton took part in Citizens’ Day for the Arts, an annual effort put forth by Missouri Citizens for the Arts. They attended a legislative briefing and met with lawmakers individually at the Capitol building. Drury’s Arts Administration degree is one of only about two dozen such undergraduate programs in the nation. Read more

Manhattan Engineering Alum Seeks to Bring Education, Aid to Philippines

Photo of SolaNovember’s Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) left the Philippines in an unbelievable state of emergency. But amidst the wreckage, tarps with the words “Clean Water Free from Manhattan College” began to appear. A young man and his mother, donned in green Jaspers T-shirts, handed out cups of drinking water that they filtered in front of skeptical but very thirsty and thankful survivors. Born and raised in the Philippines, Enrique Sola ’09, ’11 (M.S.) helped his home recover by distributing 38 gravity-powered water filters that provide up to 500 gallons of potable water a day, funded by his Jasper family halfway around the world. Read more

Stetson in Top Five at Family Enterprise Contest

A team of family enterprise majors from Stetson University finished fifth out of 20 teams in the undergraduate competition of the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC). Hosted by the University of Vermont’s School of Business Administration, the FECC is the premier competition in family business and features competitors from rigorous business schools around the globe, such as Canada and Sweden. The event allows students to apply their knowledge from the classroom to complex family business problems. Read more

Five Valparaiso University Students Receive Prestigious Gilman Awards to Study Abroad

Program LogoThe illustrious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program has honored five undergraduate students at Valparaiso University with awards to study abroad in spring 2014. The five 2014 Gilman Scholarship recipients are Jon Bicanic, Tyler Clark, Alexander Grask, Carly Tolle, and Daniella Tripodis. Since 2009, 13 Valpo students have received this award. Read more.

North Central Student Chosen for Student Affairs Program

Photo of MartinezNorth Central College’s Marlena Martinez, a junior psychology major, has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students who want to pursue careers as higher education administrators. Martinez has been accepted into the 2013-2014 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Martinez recently joined another North Central College student and a faculty and staff member to give a presentation at the Diversity & Inclusivity Teaching and Research Symposium at Indiana University Southwest. Read more

St. Edward’s Student-Athletes Score High in NCAA Academic Success and Federal Graduation Rates

Photo of student athlete readingThe NCAA announced the Academic Success Rate (ASR) and Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) data for the 2003-06 cohort for all of NCAA Division II. The Federal Graduation Rate of 81 percent, which is ninth-highest nationally, supports a continuing trend of academic success achieved by St. Edward University's student-athletes. This is the eighth year the NCAA has released the ASR. Collectively, St. Edward's student-athletes had an ASR of 92 percent. That was good enough to tie for 16th in the nation, a tie for second within the region, and a tie for first within the Heartland Conference. The national average for ASR is 71 percent. Read more

Widener Alumnus Named 2014 Pennsylvania Teacher of the YearPhoto of Grisillo

Anthony Grisillo, a teacher in the Rose Tree Media School District and a 2002 graduate of Widener University’s master’s in education program, was named as Pennsylvania’s 2014 Teacher of the Year. Read more

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