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Off-Campus Junior Information Session in Philadelphia
Fall Open House
Bentley's First Annual Fair Trade Fair
The Bentley Service-Learning Center in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability will be hosting Bentley's first annual Fair Trade Fair. This will feature fair trade vendors, as well as a rotating schedule of speakers throughout the day, including some currently leading businesses in the fair trade movement.
Inaugural Bentley Shark Tank Event
Bentley's Corporate Immersion Institute and the Greater Boston Chapter of the Alumni Association are proud to present the inaugural Bentley Shark Tank event. The Bentley Shark Tank brings entrepreneurs and potential investors together. Bentley alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and students are invited to campus to watch as select innovative startups present their business plans.
Bloomberg Radio Broadcasts "Millennials in the Workplace"
Bentley University President Gloria Larson heads to the Bloomberg Business Summit at the Art Institute of Chicago for a panel discussion on Millenials in the Workplace co-hosted by Bloomberg personality Carol Massar. Joining them on the panel will be Payscale President Mike Metzger and best-selling author and CEO of the Marketing Zen Group Shama Kabani
First Showing in Environmental Film Series
Our Office of Sustainability will be hosting the first of many Environmental Film Series. The first is Gasland, a documentary by Oscar nominated filmmaker Josh Fox exploring the dangers of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. This is a controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level.
Head of United Nations Global Compact to Speak at Bentley
The head of Global Compact, Georg Kell, will be at Bentley to speak on the UN's efforts to making advance ethical and socially responsible business practices on a global scale. In his talk, he will draw on insights from the upcoming Global Compact Leaders' Summit to reflect on the emerging architecture for responsible business.
Center for Women and Business helps young women "Gear Up" to get ahead
Bentley's Center for Women and Business will host their 8th annual "Gearing Up" conference for professional women in the first decade of their careers looking to advance. Diane Hessan, president and CEO of Communispace will deliver a keynote address.
Bentley is getting geared up for both the Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement ceremonies. Bert & John Jacobs, Co-founders of Life is Good, will be speaking at the undergraduate ceremony, while Jorge Moran, CEO of Sovereign Bank, will be speaking at the graduate ceremony.
Bentley's annual Spring Day celebration is right around the corner! This year, T-Pain and Tyga are set to perform on campus and there will be water games, free food and lots of different events for the whole campus to take part in!
LSM Reception and Showcase
Bentley will be hosting its annual Liberal Studies Major Reception and Showcase for all current Bentley seniors pursuing their dual degree to discuss their culminating projects either in presentation or poster session format. The Liberal Studies Double Major is designed for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, and allows for these students to receive a rich array of arts and sciences courses to complement their business education.
Festival of Colors
The International Students Association hosts our annual Festival of Colors celebration! The festival will include talent acts from around the world, followed by a cultural sit-down dinner.
Bill Rosemann of Marvel Comics will be coming to campus to speak about creating iconic super-hero stories and characters that resonate with audiences of all ages. Rosemann has been a journalist, copywriter, project manager, script writer and marketing director in his 20-plus years in the industry.
Mr. Bentley Competition
A dozen of Bentley's finest young men on campus were nominated to compete in the annual Mr. Bentley competition. To compete, these young men had to display a talent, show off their formal wear and flaunt their Falcon spirit to the crowd!
22nd Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics, featuring S.D. Shibulal, Co-Founder and Former CEO of Infosys
S.D. Shibulal will be joining us on campus this fall to speak about his role in making Infosys a global technological and commerical powerhouse. He will also speak about his commitment to ethical corporate governance that, from the beginning, was hard-wired into the company's DNA. In this way, Infosys earned a global reputation for being not only one of the India's most technology-innovative companies, but one of its most respected ones as well.
Raytheon Lectureship in Business Ethics presents “Healthcare and the Ethics of Building Healthy Communities”
The Center for Business Ethics presents, Rich Statuto, President and CEO of Bon Secours Health System as our upcoming speaker in the Raytheon Lectureship in Business Ethics. Bon Secours is a $3.5 billion not-for-profit health system employing over 23,000 people. Statuto will provide valuable insights into this timely and vital issue.
Afghanistan’s Acclaimed Author, Qais Akbar Omar, to Speak on His Life and Remarkable Memoir
Bentley's Culture Fest presents, Qais Akbar Omar, who will be speaking on campus about his acclaimed memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. Omar writes one of the most compelling stories of his time about his life in Afghanistan during the terrible period under the Taliban rule in the 1990s.
Nick Donofrio, Executive Vice-President for Technology and Innovation, IBM to speak on campus
Bentley University's Distingushed Speaker Series will be hosting Nick Donofrio, Executive Vice-President for Technology and Innovation, IBM (retired) on campus. He is a 44-year IBM veteran who led IBM’s technology and innovation strategies from 1997 until his retirement in October 2008. He also was vice chairman of the IBM International Foundation and chairman of the Board of Governors for the IBM Academy of Technology.
Georg Kell, Executive Director of United Nations Global Impact to speak on campus
Mr. Kell will speak on 'The UN Global Compact and Business: Creating the Architecture of a Better World.' He will draw insights from the recent Global Compact Leaders Summit to reflect on emerging architecture for responsible business and the role of the UN Global Compact in helping to share the UN's private-public partnership agenda.
Betsy Myers Sees Triangle for Women's Advancement
Betsy Myers, Founding Director of the Center for Women And Business at Bentley, spoke with Bloomberg Radio to discuss the necessary steps to getting women into corner offices.
Carleton to be inducted into Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame
Terry Carleton ’77, a former Bentley soccer standout and chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, will be inducted into the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame, along with former NFL greats Tiki Barber (Virginia) and Derrick Brooks (Florida State), former Disney executive Dick Nunis (Southern Cal) and former California gymnast Dr. Sigall Bell.
Bentley Earns Third Elite Eight Trip in 4 Years
For the third time in four years, the Bentley University women's basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight! The Falcons punched their ticket Monday night with a wire-to-wire 83-62 victory over LIU Post in the East Regional championship game at the Dana Center, a victory that boosted coach Barbara Stevens' team to 32-0, tying the school record for longest winning streak.
Head Bentley Women's Basketball Coach, Barbara Stevens, became the sixth NCAA women's basketball coach to amass 900 wins. Watch the video that highlights Coach Stevens milestone win.
No. 1 Bentley Women's Basketball Improves to 12-0, 72-42 over Bridgeport
Bentley, the season-long number one in the USA TODAY Sports/WBCA Division II coaches poll, improved to 12-0 with the victory the 894th career for coach Barbara Stevens.
Undefeated Men's Basketball Move into Top 25
Eight days after improving to 7-0 with an 89-84 come-from-behind win over Southern New Hampshire, the Bentley University men's basketball will return to action Wednesday night as the 21st-ranked team in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II coaches' poll.
Bentley vs. Holy Cross at Frozen Fenway
On Saturday, December 28, the Bentley University men's hockey team will face off against the College of the Holy Cross Crusaders at Fenway Park. The two longtime rivals will play the first game at this year's Citi Frozen Fenway, with the puck dropping at 6:30 p.m.
Bentley Head Football Coach, Thom Boerman, Recipient of 2013 Murray Lewis Award
Bentley University football coach Thom Boerman has been named the 2013 recipient of the Murray Lewis Award, which is presented annually by the Boston Chapter of the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Football Officials to recognize a person's positive contributions to New England College football.
Bentley hockey player, Steve Weinstein, to play in the Maccabiah Games for Team USA later this July
Weinstein will be a part of Team USA at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel. This will be the first time hockey will be an official sport at this competition. Weinstein has earned second team All-Atlantic Hockey honors and placed fourth in the conference in points among defensemen with 25.
Bentley Places 15 on 2012-2013 Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team
The Bentley University hockey team has placed 15 student-athletes on the 2012-2013 Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team. The 15 Falcons include three recent graduates, four rising seniors, four rising juniors and four rising sophomores. Seven of the student-athletes are repeat honorees from last season.
Coach Robert DeFelice Named NE-10 Coach of the Year
Robert DeFelice, Bentley's head baseball coach, was selected by his peers for the 2013 Bob Bellizzi Coach of the Year award. DeFelice directed the Falcons to a 26-20 record in the 2013 regular season. The current season was DeFelice's 45th as the only head coach in Bentley history.
Bentley Men's Basketball to Host 50th Year Reunion
The 2012-2013 season marked the 50th year of men's basketball at Bentley and they are celebrating by hosting the First Fifty Years of Bentley Basketball Reunion. The 50 teams, with an all-time roster of 247 players and 32 coaches, have produced the sixth highest all-time winning percentage in Division II history.
Halloran Invited to New England Patriots' Rookie Mini Camp
Former Bentley offensive lineman, Nick Halloran, has been invited to participate in the New England Patriots Rookie Mini Camp. Halloran earned first-team All-Northeast honors in both 2011 and 2012 and was named to the 2012 Don Hansen Football Gazette Division II All-Super Region 1.
Four Men's Tennis Players Named All-Conference
Four Bentley men's tennis players were named All-Conference by the Northeast-10. Bentley finished the regular season with an overall record of 7-10 and 7-2 conference, giving them the second seed in the Northeast-10 Championships.
Bentley Women's Basketball Coach, Barbara Stevens, named Russell Athletic/WBCA Division II National Coach of the Year
Coach Barbara Stevens recevied the prestigious WBCA Division II Coach of the Year award for an unprecedented fourth time. Stevens was recognized following a season that saw her Falcons post a 30-2 record and reach the NCAA Division II East Regional Final.
Bentley launches "PreparedU"
Bentley University officially launched the PreparedU Project with findings from its groundbreaking survey on millennials’ preparedness for workplace success. The PreparedU Project brings together all stakeholders, including businesses, higher education and millennials, to explore the “why, what and how” for defining and solving the preparedness gap.
Wall Street Journal Interviews Bentley President, Gloria Larson
In this Wall Street Journal profile, Gloria Larson addresses how the Bentley model, combining business and arts & sciences, prepares students for career and life. Read the full article.
3 Ways Colleges are Adapting to Online Learning
Bentley is cited for Senior Lecturer Mark Frydenberg's adoption of the "flipped classroom" model whereby students watch lectures at home and collaborate on homework in class. Students feel that this type of class time allows for more of a hands-on approach that is much more rewarding.
Bentley Announces Generous Gift from United Technologies Corporation
United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a global leader in high technology products for the building and aerospace industries, has committed $250,000 to sponsor Bentley University's Honors Program. UTC has a long-standing relationship with Bentley University, with nearly 100 alumni in its ranks. Its prestigious Financial Leadership Program recruits on campus each year resulting in five Bentley graduates from the Class of 2013 joining the company this year.
Bentley's Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs to serve on AACSB International Board of Director for 2013-2014
Michael Page, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, is featured for being selected to serve on the 2013-2014 Board of Directors for the AACSB International, the longest serving global accrediting body and membership association for business schools world wide.
Tip Sheet: Determining College Fit and Value
Bentley's president, Gloria Larson, wrote an article for the New York Times about determining college fit and value. The article focuses on the college search process and finding the college that will give you the most rewarding life and successful career when your college years are over. To read the full article, click here.
Student-Run Graphic Design Studio Serves Nonprofits
A service-learning faculty award to Michael Goldberg will establish a full-service graphic design business to serve nonprofit organizations, as a fourth-credit practicum for qualified students in his courses. In the Bentley Student Studio, students will write headlines and copy, and design and produce campaigns based on realisitic budgets and marketing strategies for clients.
Bentley Graduates Commit to Building a Healthy, Sustainable and Just World
The Graduation Pledge that ten of thousands of students around the globe have signed, is currently headquartered at Bentley, and has become a project of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility. The Bentley students that took the pledge are committed to consider how their work will impact out world.
Bentley Students Place in AIS and Walmart IT Competitions
A team of Bentley students placed second in the 2012-2013 Association for Information Systems National Student Competition. The teams had to develop a comprehensive analysis and high-level design solution based on the case study of a car racing school's efforts to improve the quality of its business processes. Immediately after, the same team participated in Walmart's IT Challenge competition in mixed-school teams with participants from about 30 leading IT schools around the country.
Bentley students head to Washington to support new energy literacy curriculum
A team of Bentley undergraduate students headed to Capitol Hill to canvas congressional leaders about implementing a new "Energy 101" curriculum aimed at teaching basic energy principles at U.S. colleges and universities. Students met with key decision makers and groups such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and many more.
Bentley Receives Green Accolades from Princeton Review and EPA
Bentley has continued strong efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and that has led to two recent accolades for our sustainability practices. These accolades include The Princeton Review's list of top environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2012-2013 University Green Power Challenge.
2013 Global Business Ethics Symposium
Bentley's Center for Business Ethics will be hosting the 2013 Global Business Ethics Symposium, sponsored by State Street Foundation. The symposium, the 9th in a multi-year partnership, is intended to unite business and higher education in the common goal of building a strong ethical foundation from which to serve many constituencies and communities.
Bentley Ranked #20 Best Undergraduate Business Schools
We are very proud of our new ranking by Bloomberg Businessweek that Bentley is now ranked in the top 20 best undergraduate business schools in the nation.
Musician Kevin So to perform on campus
The Bowles Performing Arts Series presents Kevin So, a Chinese American musician who has earned the respect of fellow musicians, won over members of the press and radio, and has built a loyal fan base around the world.
Addicted to Plastic- Sustainability Film Series
The next film featured by the Sustainability Film Series will be 'Addicted to Plastic,' a film about the global journey to investigate what we really know about the material of a thousand uses and why there's so much of it.
Bentley's Newest Arts Group: The Bentley Chamber Orchestra!
There will be a joint concert on campus to celebrate Bentley's new group, the Bentley Chamber Orchestra. They will be performing with the Bentley Jazz Band and Off The Clock (Bentley’s A Cappella group) on campus.