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December 2011

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New Literary Magazine

Wheelock College has launched a new literary magazine to highlight student work.

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Wheelock Welcomes SUSI Students

Wheelock will host a group of 20 students from South America for four weeks as part of an immersive and educational experience funded by the U.S. State Department.

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November 2011

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Online STEM Education Courses

Wheelock has launched a dynamic set of online professional development courses focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for teachers of elementary-age students.

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New Center for Military Families

The Wheelock Center of Excellence for Military Children and Families, dedicated to the needs of military children and families, opened on Veteran’s Day in Wheelock College’s School of Arts and Sciences.

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Wheelock Student Honored by Glamour Magazine

To celebrate the twenty-first anniversary of its Women of the Year event, Glamour magazine recognized Wheelock Junior Liana Rosenman and 20 other young women who are already making a huge difference in the world.

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Prof. Levin Testifies at State House

Wheelock Professor Diane Levin testified before the Massachusetts Legislature in favor of a proposal to develop standards for teaching media literacy in grades K-12.

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Wheelock Featured on WBZ Program

Wheelock's acclaimed graduate and undergraduate programs, showcased in WBZ's What's in Store, will prepare you for a career in teaching, social work, nonprofit leadership, government, communications, and many other fields. Click below to see the video!

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October 2011

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Campaign for Wheelock

Wheelock College officially launched an unprecedented $80 million Campaign for Wheelock—the College's largest ever capital fundraising initiative. The Campaign will transform the College by creating our first endowed student scholarships and professorships, and special funds for innovation, technology, and facilities.

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Volunteers Refurbish Mattahunt Center

Wheelock College staff and student-athletes recently helped the Boston Celtics CommUNITY Crew and City Year volunteers refurbish the Mattahunt Community Center, which officially reopened Oct. 13.

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Prof. Villegas-Reimers Honored

Wheelock professor Dr. Eleonora Villegas-Reimers was awarded the Latino Excellence in Education Award by Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of Education Paul Reville at a recent “Recognizing Latino Educational Excellence" ceremony at the State House.

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Little girls or little women? The Disney princess effect

In a cover story, the Christian Science Monitor examines how increasing sexualization of young girls in the media causes some parents to re-examine the the toddlers-and-tiaras Disney princess craze and whether little girls become little women too soon. Wheelock Prof. Diane Levin is among the experts quoted.

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September 2011

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AmeriCorps Grant Allows Expansion of Educator Mentor Corps

Wheelock College received a $140,000 AmeriCorps grant that will help expand a Greater Boston-based teacher mentor program piloted by the college.

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Wheelock Athletics Lauded in Boston Globe

Wheelock College Director of Athletics Diana Cutaia outlined her unique philosophy toward athletics in a Boston Globe article: Keep the focus on improvement, enjoyment, character, and team building, and the wins will follow.

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Convocation 2011 - See event videos!

Wheelock formally opened its academic year with a Convocation Ceremony focusing on the themes from the College's summer reading book. See video clips from the inspiring speeches by husband and wife medical educators and researchers Dr. W. Michael Byrd and Dr. Linda A. Clayton.

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August 2011

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Prof. Diane Levin Interviewed

Wheelock Professor Diane Levin was interviewed by the Best of You Today (BOYT) website on the topic of how children are influenced by the media and popular culture.

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July 2011

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Wheelock Welcomes Connected Beginnings Institute

Connected Beginnings Training Institute, an early childhood initiative of United Way, is now part of Wheelock College's Aspire Institute.

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Wheelock Student Teacher Program Cited as "Model"

Wheelock College was one of just 10 higher education institutions in the US lauded for its strong student teaching program in a new report released by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

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Community Service in New Orleans

Four students from Wheelock's graduate Master of Social Work program spent a week in New Orleans to conduct a research project that will shape how emergency shelter will be provided to the city's domestic violence victims in the future.

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June 2011

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Teacher Bound Program Graduates First Class

The Teacher Bound Upward Bound program celebrated its fourth year at Wheelock College, graduating its first class of 25 high school scholars. An impressive 100 percent of the students have been accepted to a college or university.

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WBUR Radio Program Features Wheelock VP Adrian Haugabrook

Young men of color are falling farther and farther behind in educational achievement in this country. WBUR Radio talked about this issue with Wheelock VP Adrian Haugabrook.

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Praise for Mattahunt Community Center Leadership

The Dorchester Reporter today published an editorial praising Wheelock College and the the Mattahunt Community Task Force for their efforts to create new community-based programming at the shuttered Mattahunt Community Center.

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Prof. Friedland Publishes New Book

Ellie Friedland, Wheelock associate professor and chair of Early Childhood, announced the publication of her new book: "Come Closer": Critical Perspectives on Theatre of the Oppressed (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education), which she co-authored with Toby Emert.

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New Boston Public School Health Program to Combat Childhood Obesity

The Boston Public Schools announced Healthy Connections, a $4.6 million strategic plan created in partnership with Wheelock College to advance student health and wellness by offering healthier meals, more health education, and more physical education.

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Wheelock Student-Athletes Honored

Wheelock College had 10 student-athletes across four winter and spring sports earn New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Academic All-Conference laurels for the spring 2011 semester.

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Wheelock College-Singapore to Graduate 56 Students

Fifty-six students will be graduating on June 15 in Commencement exercises for Wheelock College, the first of Singapore's baccalaureate programs that links a foreign specialized institution with one of the country's polytechnics.

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Wheelock to Host International Students for the US State Dept.

Wheelock's Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation will host 20 international student leaders this summer as part of a US State Department initiative designed to promote a better understanding of the US abroad and to help develop future world leaders.

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May 2011

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Wheelock Graduate to Compete in Miss USA Pageant

LacyJane Folger is a busy woman. She graduated from Wheelock College with a double master's degree in Human Development and Child Life and headed to Las Vegas to represent New Hampshire in the Miss USA Pageant, which will be held June 19, 2011.

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Read the New Orleans Service Learning Trip Blog

Wheelock students Cara McAuliffe and Ashley Lee are blogging about what they see, do, and learn this week while on a service learning trip to New Orleans. Read their blog and share their experiences.

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Marta Rosa Honored by La Alianza Hispana

La Alianza Hispana named Marta Rosa, Wheelock's special assistant to the president for Government and External Affairs, as one of its 2011 Women of Courage honorees.

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April 2011

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Award-Winning Wheelock Advisor

Jennifer Hartwell, an academic advisor in Wheelock College's Academic Advising/Student Success Office, was named as an Outstanding New Advisor Award winner by the National Academic Advising Association.

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Boston.com Article Highlights Mattahunt Community Center Progress

A recent article on Boston.com highlighted the progress of Wheelock College's efforts to restart programming at the Mattahunt Community Center in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood.

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Wheelock Family Theatre Wins Award

The 2011 Elliot Norton Awards will honor Wheelock Family Theatre (WFT) with a special citation presented at the awards event on May 23, 2011.

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Student Elections for the Fall!

Wheelock is seeking students interested in running for Class Council, Campus Activities Board, or the Student Government Association for the 2011-2012 School Year.

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March 2011

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Prof. Levin in Parenting Magazine

Wheelock Education Professor Diane Levin is featured in the April 2011 issue of Parenting Magazine in an article about how to counteract the sexual messages that surround our kids, and help them stay young a little longer.

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MACC Presidents' Service Awards Winners

Wheelock student Ivan Jackson will be one of five students honored by the Massachusetts Campus Compact as finalists for its Presidents' Student Service Award.

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Karen Worth Receives NSTA Distinguished Service Award

Wheelock science education instructor Karen Worth was named as one of the nation's top science educators by the National Science Teachers Association.

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Students Rally for Financial Aid

Nearly 140 students representing 20 schools went to the State House to ask legislators for their continued support of financial aid, particularly in this challenging economic environment.

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February 2011

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Wheelock Joins ECAC

Wheelock College was accepted into the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), becoming one of nearly 200 Division III institutions to fall under the umbrella of the only multi-divisional conference in the country.

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New Student Clubs

There are two new student clubs at Wheelock that celebrate the diversity among students: The Black Student Union and La Herencia Latina.

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New Multilingual Action Council Executive Director

Wheelock announced that Joelle Auguste, formerly of ABCD Head Start, is the new executive director of the Multilingual Action Council.

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Aspire Institute Awarded Grant

Wheelock's Aspire Institute was awarded a $93,000 state grant to continue its collaboration with the Associated Early Care and Education agency.

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Teaching Teens to Resist Commercial Culture

Wheelock Education Professor Diane Levin, in an article on Fox Business News, discusses how to teach teens modesty in an age where sex and skin seem to be everywhere you look.

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January 2011

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Colleges of the Fenway Honored

Need a reminder of what the Colleges of the Fenway consortium has to offer? Watch this new video about Wheelock College and the COF!

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What's Right with the "Tiger Mother"

In a guest column on Boston.com, Wheelock professor Janine Bempechat makes a case for preparing children for the increased challenges that schooling brings as they get older, even at the expense of their happiness.

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Presidential International Visiting Scholars

Join Wheelock this 2011 spring semester for three intellectually engaging conversations with the International Visiting Scholars (Dr. Silke Grafe portrayed left).

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