Bentley alumna Jennifer Midgley '03 may be an accountant by day, but she's sketching out a dream as a shoe designer after hours. Midgley recently entered a national shoe design competition sponsored by Lucky magazine and Vince Camuto shoes.
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The Modern Languages Department honored outstanding language students at the Annual Modern Languages Honor Society Induction Ceremony on April 12.
A business co-founded by sophomore Danny Wong is garnering national media attention. Blank Label, an online custom-design dress shirt company, has been featured by outlets such as Boston.com, Forbes, FastCompany and Bloomberg/BusinessWeek. Wong, who is majoring in Information Design and Corporate Communication, serves as the company's marketing guru. He launched the business in October 2009 with co-founder and CEO Fan Bi.
In February, Professor and Chair of Mathematical Sciences Richard Cleary was appointed to a two-year term as chair of the Joint Data Committee of five mathematical organizations: Mathematical Association of America; American Mathematical Society; American Statist
In recognition of Mathematics Awareness Month in April, an essay from Bentley Professor and Chair of Mathematical Sciences Richard Cleary is featured on the web site for Math Awareness Month (www.mathaware.org), which this year focuses on the theme "Mathematics and Sports."
The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) honored Bentley University academic adviser Henrietta Genfi, with 2010 Academic Excellence Advising Award for Region 1 (Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and the eastern provinces of Canada.) An academic adviser in the Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, Genfi received the award at the regional conference March 10 to 12 in Newton, Massachusetts.
The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) honored Bentley University academic adviser Henrietta Genfi, with 2010 Academic Excellence Advising Award for Region 1 (Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and the eastern provinces of Canada.) An academic adviser in the Undergraduate Academic Advisi
Bentley students rallied for the 2010 Blackout Challenge to reduce electricity usage in residence halls during four weeks in February - saving enough electricity to power 5.3 homes for one year. The top three residence halls - Cape, Castle and Stratton - each produced a 9.4 percent change in electricity use.
The 13th annual Bentley Business Bowl drew 270 students to participate in the business case competition on February 27. Bentley alumni were among the representatives from 76 companies and agencies who joined Bentley faculty and administrators to judge student presentations that analyzed and solved business cases centered on ethics issues.
On March 25, Bentley will host La Quinzaine de la Francophonie, a celebration of Francophone culture. Samba Gadjigo, professor of French at Mount Holyoke College, will present "Ousmane Sembene: Man as Culture," a discussion about the life and work of famous Senegalese filmmaker, Ousmane Sembene. A film screening of Sembene's acclaimed Senegalese film, Xala, will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.