English professor Gesa Kirsch was accepted to the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute “Transcendentalism and Social Action in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller,” July 7 to 20 in Concord, Mass.
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For nearly two decades, Bill VanderClock, lecturer in computer information systems, has incorporated service-learning into his courses, sponsoring nearly 1,000 students in community-based work through embedded and fourth-credit course projects. His efforts were recently recognized with the Bentley Service-Learning Center Distinguished Faculty Award.
A team of Bentley students placed second in the 2012-2013 Association for Information Systems National Student Competition. A total of 82 teams from 17 universities around the country participated in the four tracks of the competition.
Issues surrounding sustainable malaria interventions in Africa were on the agenda May 20 as Bentley hosted the African Malaria Dialogues group for a workshop of scholars from Bentley, MIT, Boston University, Harvard, Yale, Columbia and industry and NGO representatives.
The millennial generation is becoming increasingly aware of how their career choice can contribute to the broader community. Bentley freshmen explored summer internship opportunities with non-profits at an April internship fair sponsored by the Undergraduate Career Services Office. Students who participated in CDI 101, a groundbreaking career development course for first-year students, attended the program with résumés in hand, prepared to network and gain insight into opportunities.
Martha (Marty) Howe’s innovative teaching and research in the field of forensic accounting earned an Educator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
A service-learning faculty award to Michael Goldberg (Information Design and Corporate Communication) will establish a full-service graphic design business to serve nonprofit organizations, as a fourth-credit practicum for qualified students in his courses.
Commencement is May 18, 2013. Bert and John Jacobs, co-founders of The Life is good Company, deliver the undergraduate address. Jorge Moran, Santander U.S. Country Head and President/CEO of Sovereign Bank, will speak to graduate students.
As the Bentley community continues to offer sympathy, prayers and support to all of those affected by Monday’s tragic events during the Boston Marathon, please remember there are a variety of resources available on campus.
Woolford received the 2013 Distinguished Science Alumni Award from the College of Science at Purdue University, an award that recognizes alumni for outstanding achievement in professional and related fields of endeavor.