News Headlines 2012
- Sandy Hook Remembrance
Springfield College joined Connecticut officials and others around the country in a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning in remembrance of the Sandy Hook School shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took place one week ago today.
- Springfield College Exercise Science And Sport Studies Associate Professor Appears On Connecting Point
Springfield College Center for Wellness Education and Research, Exercise Science and Sport Studies Associate Professor Elizabeth O’Neill recently appeared on WGBY's Connecting Point to talk about a bone health study focused on Osteoporosis prevention.
- Springfield College Presented Dancing with Isadora
Springfield College presented a dance performance entitled Dancing with Isadora: A Concert of New Choreography and Interactive Media from Friday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Appleton Auditorium in the Fuller Arts Center. The performance was part of the 2012 William Simpson Fine Arts Series.
- Springfield College Alumnus Roscoe C. Brown Jr. Receives National Football Foundation Gold Medal
Springfield College alumnus Roscoe C. Brown Jr. ’43 received the National Football Foundation (NFF) Gold Medal at the 55th annual NFF Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, N.Y. The NFF Gold Medal is the highest and most prestigious award bestowed by the NFF.
- Springfield College and Beijing Sport University Host Joint Forum on Higher Education
Springfield College and Beijing Sport University (BSU) collaborated to host a forum on higher education on Monday, Dec. 3, in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union.
- Springfield College Education Professor Appears on WGBY's Connecting Point
Springfield College Education Assistant Professor Jennifer Stratton recently appeared on WGBY's Connecting Point to talk about her travels to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa this past summer, to lead a two-day literacy development workshop focused on how to support early literacy development among young children.
- Springfield College Physician Assistant Program Produces Perfect Pass Rate
The Springfield College Physician Assistant (PA) Program had 100 percent of their 2012 graduates pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) in their first attempt.
- Springfield College Physician Assistant Program Produces Perfect Pass Rate
The Springfield College Physician Assistant (PA) Program had 100 percent of their 2012 graduates pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) in their first attempt to become certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. This marks the fifth straight year that physician assistant graduates have earned a 100 percent pass rate on the national certifying exam for first-time takers.
- Springfield College Gathering Items for Hurricane Sandy Victims
Springfield College students, faculty and staff continue to gather items to help Hurricane Sandy victims as part of an on-campus program organized by the Springfield College Office of Student Activities. The College delivered needed items to affected areas on Friday, Nov. 9. In addition to collecting supplies, some faculty members, staff members, and students are volunteering their time working with clean-up crews in the hardest hit areas.
- Springfield College Vice President for Academic Affairs Jean Wyld Elected as Chair of the CIHE
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College Vice President for Academic Affairs Jean A. Wyld has been elected to the position of chair of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
- Springfield College Presented Theater Performance
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College presented a theater performance entitled Proof from Thursday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 11 in the Appleton Auditorium in the Fuller Arts Center. The performance is part of the 2012 William Simpson Fine Arts Series.
- Springfield College School Of Social Work To Host Open House
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield College School of Social Work (SSW) will hold an open house for prospective graduate students on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Brennan Center, 45 Island Pond Road, Springfield.
- College Resumes Normal Operations After Sandy
Due to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Sandy on the region, including rain, wind gusts, possible power outages, and the threat of flooding, all classes have been canceled on Monday, October 29. Only essential personnel should report to campus.
- Springfield College Alumnus Jeff Blatnick Dies
Springfield College has learned that alumnus and Olympic wrestling gold medalist Jeff Blatnick has died today, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, after complications from heart surgery. Blatnick received a degree in physical education from Springfield College in 1979. He was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic of Hall of Fame in 1987, and received an honorary doctor of Humanics degree that same year.
- Springfield College Professor And Student Travel To Honduras To Produce Documentary For National Public Television Series
Springfield College Assistant Professor of Communications Jody Santos and English and Education major Katie Barsevich recently traveled to Honduras to produce a documentary for The Visionaries, a public television series hosted by Oscar-nominated Sam Waterston of NBC’s Law & Order and HBO’s The Newsroom.
- Springfield College Hosts 103rd Annual Gymnastics Exhibition Show
Springfield College hosted the 103rd gymnastics exhibition show, Viva Las Vegas, on Friday, Oct. 12, and again on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Blake Arena.
- Springfield College Honors Erland Construction, Inc. At Board Of Trustees Meeting
Springfield College recently honored Erland Construction, Inc. during its October Board of Trustees meeting in recognition of the company’s fulfillment of multiple building and renovation projects at the College.
- Springfield College And Kokugakuin University Hokkaido Junior College Continue Cooperative Agreement
Springfield College and Kokugakuin University Hokkaido Junior College, Japan, signed a continuing agreement of collaboration recently at Marsh Memorial.
- Springfield College Honored With 2012 Super 60 Award
Springfield College has been awarded an Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s (ACCGS) 2012 Super 60 Award for revenue. Springfield College was honored recently at the award recognition luncheon at Chez Josef, in Agawam, Mass.
- Springfield College Hosts Annual Humanics In Action Day
Approximately 2,000 Springfield College students, faculty, staff, and alumni took part in the 15th annual Humanics in Action Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25, a day of community service throughout the city of Springfield.
- Springfield College Announces 2012 William Simpson Fine Arts Series Fall Schedule
The 2012 Springfield College William Simpson Fine Arts Series fall schedule features a variety of art exhibitions, theater performances, film events, concerts, readings, and dance performances. Most events are free of charge, and the free series poster is available by calling (413) 748-3187.
- Springfield College ranked in top tier of U.S.News & World Report Rankings
Springfield College is again ranked in the top tier in its category in U.S.News & World Report's 2013 edition of "Best Colleges.”
- Springfield College Observes Patriot Day
Springfield College observed Patriot Day on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, with a tolling of the bells of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union. Patriot Day is the official day of remembrance for the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
- Springfield College Exercise Science And Sport Studies Associate Professor Leads Bone Health Study
Beginning this fall with the help of the Springfield College Center for Wellness Education and Research, Exercise Science and Sport Studies Associate Professor Elizabeth O’Neill will lead a bone health study focused on Osteoporosis prevention for women between the ages of 25-45.
- Springfield College Grad Justin Zook '08 Wins a Gold Medal
Justin Zook '08 of Springfield College won his third consecutive Olympic Gold Medal this afternoon in the S10 classification of the men's 100-meter backstroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
- Springfield College Announces Four New Staff Members
Springfield College announces the addition of four new staff members to its student affairs division.
- Springfield College Hosts New Student Assembly
Members of the Springfield College Class of 2016 have officially embarked on their college careers.
- Springfield College Hosts Third Annual Hoops And Heroes Basketball Tournament
Springfield College partnered with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and served as one of the sites for the third annual Hoops and Heroes Basketball Tournament benefitting the Special Olympics Massachusetts.
- Springfield College Receives AmeriCorps Grant
Springfield College has once again received support for its AmeriCorps program. This year will be the 16th year for this community service-focused initiative.
- Springfield College School Of Social Work Offers The M.S.W. Weekend Program At Saint Vincent Hospital In Worcester
The Springfield College School of Social Work (SSW) will offer their entire three-year, master of social work (M.S.W.) weekend program at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass. in response to a high number of students enrolling in the M.S.W. program since it was introduced at the hospital in September of 2011.
- Springfield College Hosts Springfield Youth Olympics
Springfield College hosted the sixth annual Springfield Youth Olympics on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Field House in the Wellness and Recreation Complex.
- Springfield College Participates In Energy Conservation Project
Springfield College partnered with Western Mass Electric Company (WMECo) and Columbia Gas in energy conservation projects that earned the College more than $100,000 in combined rebates.
- Springfield College Dedicates The Douglas Parker Wrestling Room
Longtime Springfield College wrestling coach Douglas Parker was honored at a recent ceremony at the Springfield College Physical Education Complex.
- Springfield College Board Of Trustees Announce Board Elections
The Springfield College Board of Trustees announced its 2012-2013 board elections following their annual meeting in May.
- Springfield College Education Professor Leads Literacy Workshop
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College Education Assistant Professor Jennifer Stratton recently traveled to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, to lead a two-day literacy development workshop focused on how to support early literacy development among young children.
- Springfield College President Attends Congressman Richard Neal's 2012 Washington Legislative Symposium
Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn (pictured fifth from bottom right on the stairs) recently attended Congressman Richard Neal's 2012 Washington Legislative Symposium.
- Longtime Springfield College Ambassador Honored
Charles J. Smith, long-time teacher-coach and international ambassador, was honored for his years of service to Springfield College with the naming of the Charles J. Smith Lounge, located at the Doggett International Center in the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union.
- Springfield College Leads Summer Youth Program
Springfield College has again partnered with the city of Springfield and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on a city service grant that will fund this summer’s Leaders in Academics, Community Engagement and Service (LACES) youth program.
- Springfield College President Honored at YMCA Anniversary Gala
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn was recently honored by the YMCA of Greater Springfield as part of its 160th anniversary gala at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
- Brennan Center Renovations Have Started
A 4,000 square foot renovation project has started this summer at the Brennan Center, home of the Springfield College School of Social Work (SSW).
- Springfield College Hosts 29th Annual Sport Literature Association Conference
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College hosted the 29th annual Sport Literature Association (SLA) Conference from June 27-30.
- Springfield College To Host Fulbright Scholar
Springfield College has been selected to host Fulbright Scholar, Majid Al-Busafi, Ph.D., from the Sultanate of Oman.
- Springfield College Tennis Court Renovations
Springfield College summer renovation projects are on going. They include work at Marsh Memorial Hall, the outdoor track and tennis courts.
- Men's Volleyball Championship Featured on National Television
The Springfield College men's volleyball team received some national television attention recently for its NCAA Div. III national championship.
- Springfield College AVP for Academic Affairs Mary Ann Coughlin Recipient of National Institutional Research Award
Springfield College Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Mary Ann Coughlin has been named the recipient of the 2012 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Outstanding Service Award.
- Springfield College Selected to Participate In Consortium Project
Springfield College has been selected as one of 40 institutions to participate in the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Engaging Evidence Consortium project.
- Springfield College Welcomes Damon Markiewicz as New Associate Director for Media Relations
Damon J. Markiewicz has joined Springfield College as associate director for media relations in the Office of Marketing & Communications.
- Author S.J. Hart Will Present at Springfield College
Springfield College will host a lecture by author and international mental health advocate S.J. Hart on Monday, June 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Locklin Hall, room 105, on the main campus.
- Jody Santos Traveled to Kenya to Produce and Direct a Documentary for PBS
Jody Santos, assistant professor of communication in the humanities department, recently traveled to Kenya to produce and direct a documentary for PBS on the work of Church World Service, one of the largest disaster relief and refugee assistance programs in the world.
- Springfield College Receives Davis Educational Foundation Grant for Curriculum Development and Assessment
The Davis Educational Foundation has awarded Springfield College a $225,000 grant for a curriculum development and assessment initiative to enhance student learning outcomes.
- Brian Magoffin a Finalist for National Media Award
Springfield College Assistant Director of Sports Communications Brian Magoffin has been named one of only two finalists for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Grant Burger Media Award in the sports information category.
- Springfield College Athletics finished 21st Nationally in the Final Overall Standings of the 2011-2012 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
Springfield College Athletics finished 21st nationally in the final overall standings of the 2011-2012 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.
- Naismith's Grandson Visits Campus
Jim Naismith, the grandson of James Naismith, who invented basketball at Springfield College in 1891, and his wife Beverly, visited the Springfield College campus on June 4.
- Springfield College to Host Information Session for MBA Program
Springfield College will host an information session for those interested in pursuing a master of business administration (MBA) degree on Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union on the College’s main campus.
- Springfield College Department of Public Safety Officers Help Rescue Two Individuals From House Fire
Springfield College Department of Public Safety Officer David Cupillo and Sergeant Keith Poirier helped rescue two individuals from a house fire Thursday morning.
- Springfield College School of Social Work Hosted the Conference, "Trauma and Attachment: Understanding and Repairing"
The Springfield College School of Social Work hosted the conference, "Trauma and Attachment: Understanding and Repairing," on June 1, at the Brennan Center.
- Springfield College Dedicates the Harold C. Smith Room
Springfield College dedicated the Harold C. Smith Room during a ceremony on May 18, at 4 p.m. at the Stitzer YMCA Center in Judd Gymnasia.
- Springfield College Holds 126th Commencement
Tim Murphy, head football coach at Harvard University, told Springfield College graduates to “work at something that you love and makes you happy, for that is how to become successful and live a rich life.”
- Baccalaureate Ceremony 2012 - A Celebration of the Spirit, Mind, and Body
Springfield College held its Baccalaureate ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday, May 12, at Naismith Green on campus.
- Springfield College Holds Advanced Degree Programs Commencement May 12
Charles H. Rucks, a well-known community leader and executive director of Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., commended graduates of Springfield College advanced degree programs today (Saturday, May 12) for their commitment to helping others overcome obstacles to ensure success.
- School of Social Work Hosts New Student Orientation
The Springfield College School of Social Work hosted a new student orientation and reception on May 10. Attending the event at the Brennan Center were students who have been accepted to the master of social work program for the 2012 - 2013 academic year for either full- or part-time study at the main campus in Springfield or at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester.
- Charles B. Redington, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Appointed As Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics 2012-13
Charles B. Redington, Ph.D., professor of biology, was appointed the 2012-13 Distinguished Springfield College Professor of Humanics at a ceremony held in April.
- Springfield College Center for Wellness Education and Research Welcomed Renowned Nutritional Journalist to Campus
- Springfield College Communications/Sports Journalism Program Host 15th Anniversary Celebration
- Springfield College Hosts NIRSA Regional Flag Football Championships
- Springfield College Center for Wellness Education and Research Sponsors Alumni College Event Focused on Childhood Obesity
- Springfield College School of Social Work to Host Open House Nov. 13