For the second consecutive year, Bentley received the 2007-2008 Prevention Excellence Award from Outside the Classroom, Inc. The award honors institutions that have achieved excellence in alcohol prevention efforts -- significantly improving the quality of student life. Jessica Greher, assistant director of Health Education and prevention coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programs at Bentley, accepted the award at a ceremony on March 10 at Top of the Hub in Boston.
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Rob Webb, director of the Conference Center at Bentley was appointed President of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I) at the Association's 28th Annual Conference held in Las Vegas in March 2008. Webb began his three-year term last year as President-elect.
The 2008 Dean of Arts and Sciences lecture series features a film screening and director series. The program will focus on media and the underrepresented. Each event brings to campus a remarkable film and the film's director to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience. Upcoming screenings include:
The Law, Taxation and Financial Planning Department at Bentley College announced 2008 scholarships awarded to graduate students for academic achievement in the Master of Science in Financial Planning (MSFP) and Master of Science in Taxation (MST) programs.
Greg Mortenson, co-author of the New York Times bestselling book, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time (Viking, 2006; Penguin, 2007), presented at Bentley on February 26.
The Bentley College Spiritual Life Center will present at the Third Global Conference of University and College Chaplains, Campus Ministers and Religious Professionals, held in Tampere, Finland, from June 30 to July 4. Reverend Katrina Agard, Protestant adviser , and Father Claude Grenache, director of the Spiritual Life Center and Catholic adviser, will offer a workshop on the ecumenical and interreligious character of the ministry at Bentley, with a special emphasis on the collaboration am
On Friday, January 18, Bentley College placed ninth out of 64 colleges in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association (AMCA) National Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. The team consisted of Bentley students Isaac D'Alessandro and Amanda Mongel, under the direction of Franklyn P. Salimbene, director of the Bentley Service-Learning Center. Bentley was one of only 16 Eastern Regional teams to advance to the national competition.
The American College Health Association (ACHA) presented Jessica Greher, assistant director of Health Education and Prevention, with the Affiliate New Professionals Award for the New England chapter. The award recognizes members who have provided service to the field of college health for three years or less and who have made significant contributions to their institutions. Greher was honored at the 2007 annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Bentley made the final round of competition in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston College Fed Challenge on November 7. Bentley competed against 13 other area schools, including Boston College, Boston University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts. Professor of Economics David Gulley advised the team, which included seniors Shantanu Daga, Tyler Heishman, Bryan Stinchfield, Kimiko Tanaka and Dan Watson
The International Film Series presented a screening of China Blue on November 13. Directed by Micha X. Peled, the film takes viewers inside a blue jeans factory in southern China, where teenage workers struggle to survive harsh working conditions. Providing perspectives from both the top and bottom levels of the factory's hierarchy, China Blue explores complex issues of globalization from the human level.