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December 2012

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Wheelock Receives Blackburn Award for Mattahunt Work

The American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) presented Wheelock College with the 2012 John Blackburn Award for its work revitalizing the Mattahunt Community Center in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood.

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Wheelock President Blogs on tragedy in Newtown for Huffington Post

Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott blog titled: "The Tragedy in Newtown: A Renewed Call for Education" is featured on the Huffington Post.

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Prof. Diane Levin Launches Screen Technology Guide for Educators

The new guide addresses how excessive screen time, regardless of content, negatively affects early childhood development.

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The Tragedy in Newtown: A Renewed Call for Education

The tragedy in Newtown, CT has raised discussion on a range of important issues: mental health, gun control, safe schools, caring communities, public safety issues, and violence, writes Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott.

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Wheelock BSW Students Help Shape Mattahunt Programming

As part of Wheelock College's ongoing partnership with the Mattahunt Community Center, students in the College's undergraduate social work program are conducting a semester-long class research project designed to help shape future programming at the Center.

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Emerging Playwrights Program Launches

Noted playwright David Henry Hwang came to Wheelock Family Theatre to launch the Emerging Playwrights Program for Boston Public Schools (BPS).

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November 2012

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Wheelock Receives $725,000 in New Grants

The Wheelock College Aspire Institute continues its mission to advance knowledge and solutions in response to social and educational challenges by announcing the launch of four collaborative programs enabled by $725,000 in funding.

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Wheelock Joins White House Interfaith and Community Service Challenge

The White House has invited Wheelock College to join the inaugural Interfaith and Community Service Challenge, an initiative for institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith cooperation and community service programming on their campuses.

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Peace Train with Sharon Katz

As part of International Education Week, Wheelock College hosted a performance and interactive workshop led by Sharon Katz and the Peace Train with Abigail Kubeka from South Africa.

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Thank a Veteran Event

In honor of Veterans Day, Wheelock College held “Thank a Veteran at Work” breakfast gathering for the college community.

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Wheelock Students Attend Prestigious Visitation Program

Three Wheelock students attended the Purdue University Graduate School Annual Multicultural - Historically Black Institution (HBI) Visitation Program.

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October 2012

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New Blog for Students Considering College

High school students who are considering college have a new resource: Wheelock Bound, a blog that offers application tips, a peek at college life, information about Wheelock, and fun places to visit in Greater Boston.

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Social Work Visiting Scholar

Wheelock welcomes Dr. Dolores Finger Wright, associate professor of Social Work at Delaware State University, who is spending the fall semester at Wheelock as a Social Work Visiting Scholar.

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September 2012

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Wheelock Kicks off Anniversary Celebration

Wheelock kicks off its 125th anniversary celebration, launching a dazzling new anniversary website and hosting Convocation 2012, the first in a yearlong series of exciting events.

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Wheelock Social Work Program Launched In Worcester

Wheelock College launched its first off-campus Master of Social Work program, kicking off classes in Worcester, MA, with 18 students enrolled.

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August 2012

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Theatre Espresso Honored for Excellence

The New England Theatre Conference (NETC) named Theatre Espresso as a 2012 NETC Regional Award Recipient for Excellence in Theatre.

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Convocation Ceremony 2012

Wheelock formally opened the academic year with a ceremony featuring an address by Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, authors of the best-selling book—and Wheelock summer reading assignment—Picking Cotton.

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Innovative Collaboration Between Nursing and Theatre Programs

An innovative pilot program co-created by Wheelock Family Theatre Producer Wendy Lement uses live actors and theatre faculty to give undergraduate nursing students valuable training in how to handle end-of-life care.

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July 2012

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2012 Sylvia Earl Innovation Award Winners

Three exciting projects received funding through the inaugural Sylvia Earl Innovation Award. The projects will: boost STEM knowledge among families; increase the reach of video on campus; and infuse new technology into the classroom.

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Wheelock Welcomes Singapore Students

Wheelock is hosting students from the College's Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Educational Studies and Leadership in Singapore for a five-week Summer Immersion Program at the Boston campus.

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Social Work Corps

In collaboration with the Wheelock Social Work Department, the Aspire Institute launched the Social Work Corps (SWC), a volunteer initiative that pairs experienced social workers with new social work graduates.

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Adeduntan Named Wheelock Women's Basketball Coach

Ganiyat Adeduntan was been named Head Women's Basketball Coach at Wheelock College, it was announced by Director of Athletics, Diana Cutaia.

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June 2012

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New Leaders at Wheelock Family Theatre

Wheelock College named Dr. Wendy Lement as Producer of Wheelock Family Theatre and Mr. Shelley Bolman as Assistant Producer and Managing Director of Theatre Espresso.

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Wheelock Grad Named NYC Deputy Commissioner

Wheelock graduate Raye Barbieri was named Deputy Commissioner for the newly created New York City Division of Youth and Family Development.

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New Executive Director of Wheelock College-Singapore

Dr. Trisha Craig was named as Executive Director Wheelock College-Singapore, effective October 1, 2012. She joins the College from Harvard University.

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Academic Affairs Leadership Change Announced

Dr. Joan Gallos was named Wheelock's Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective September 1, 2012. She joins the College from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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May 2012

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ONCAMPUS Boston

Cambridge Education Group and Wheelock have partnered to launch ONCAMPUS Boston, a college prep program based at Wheelock for international students aiming to earn an American college degree.

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Commencement 2012

For the first time, Wheelock held separate undergraduate and graduate Commencements. Both events on May 11, 2012 were a joyous celebration for our graduates and their friends and families.

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Wheelock Announces Summer Reading Book

Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, and Erin Tomeo will be Wheelock's 2012 summer reading book.

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Earn a Degree Online at Wheelock College

Wheelock now offers several of its popular degree programs fully ONLINE, including an MS in Educational Studies/STEM education and an MS in Organizational Leadership!

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Kosoff Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Susan Kosoff, Wheelock professor of theater and education, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Urban College of Boston for her commitment to making professional theater accessible to everyone.

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Jackie Jenkins-Scott Honored

Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott will be awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa, by the University of Massachusetts-Boston at its 44th commencement ceremonies.

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Wheelock Teacher Bound Student Wins Scholarship

Ashani Logan, a senior in the Wheelock College Teacher Bound Upward Bound program, was one of just 15 students in Massachusetts to be awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship.

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Early Education Conference

A conference on the developmental characteristics of children in early childhood with a special emphasis on language development brought 120-130 early childhood practitioners to Wheelock College.

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April 2012

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Commencement 2012 Honorees

Wheelock will be bestowing honorary degrees on three leaders from the arts world at its May 11 Commencement Ceremony: Actor Jane Alexander, Vocal Artist Wintley Phipps, and Author Kathryn Lasky.

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Prof. Levin Says New Film Shines a Light on Bullying

Diane Levin, an early childhood education professor at Wheelock College, told the Boston Herald that the new documentary film "Bully" shines a light on an increasingly damaging societal problem.

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Commencement 2012 Student Speakers

Wheelock selects one graduating Senior and one Grad Student to speak at Commencement. On May 11, 2012, the honor goes to Senior Tamara Pace-Emerson and Graduate Student Thomas W. Bentley.

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Wheelock Instructor Patricia Hnatiuk Honored

Patricia Hnatiuk of Cambridge, an instructor in Wheelock College's Department of Early Childhood Education, will receive the BAYEC Abigail Elliot Award at a gala sponsored by the Boston Alliance for Early Education and the Boston Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Living in the New Normal

Wheelock College, in partnership with the Military Child Education Coalition, convened a professional development day that outlined resources to support the children of military-connected families.

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Wheelock Announces Worcester MSW Faculty

Wheelock College's Department of Social Work announced the faculty for its off campus Master of Social Work program in Worcester, MA. Classes begin in September 2012.

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Urban Youth Find a Voice in Art

Wheelock College is hosting the 6th annual Ubuntu Arts gallery exhibit, a unique initiative that organizes Boston teens and facilitates group art projects around the theme "Imagining Alternatives to Violence."

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Wildcats Raise Over $3,500 for MS

The Wheelock College men's lacrosse team raised over $3,500 in hopes of creating a world free of multiple sclerosis.

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March 2012

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Pres. Jackie Jenkins-Scott Honored

Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott was honored at the fourth anniversary celebration of the Get Konnected organization as one of seven local "Women Who Rock."

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Wheelock Commencement 2012

Wheelock for the first time will hold separate Commencement ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students this year. Both ceremonies will be Friday, May 11, 2012.

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Aspire Institute Wins Key Grant

Wheelock's Aspire Institute was awarded a $953,000 grant to develop a resource center that will improve the quality of early education statewide by focusing on assessment, screening, and measurement.

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February 2012

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Push Towards Technology

Jeff Winokur, Wheelock instructor of elementary education, explained how to expose preschoolers to science and technology without overexposing them to electronic devices.

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Haugabrook Honored as "History Maker"

A Hyde Park charter school celebrated Black History Month by honoring history-makers from the local black community, including Adrian Haugabrook, Wheelock VP for enrollment management and student success.

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Sylvia Earl Innovation Award

Wheelock announced the creation of the Sylvia Earl Innovation Award, designed to inspire and support innovative work, ideas, and programs that use technology to enhance the Wheelock experience for our community.

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Graduate Scholarship Opportunity

Staff of United Way member agencies can earn an MS in Organizational Leadership at Wheelock for just 25 percent of the standard tuition cost.

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January 2012

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Wheelock Lauded for Diversity

Diversity Journal highlighted Wheelock's tremendous strides toward creating a diverse campus, noting the College's success in attracting more students of color, its expansion of international programs, its commitment to college access programs, and its creation of the Office of Institutional Diversity.

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MLK Jr. Essay Contest Winner

The 2012 Colleges of the Fenway Staff and Faculty MLK Jr. Breakfast will feature an essay by Wheelock student Nural A. Mohammed about the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in her life.

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Rev Run Encourages Spirituality and Hard Work at Half-Year Event

Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons, a founding member of hip hop group Run-D.M.C. and an ordained minister, told students at Wheelock's 6th Annual Half-Year Program that if they want to make a positive impact in the world, they should work harder than everyone else around them and maintain a strong sense of spirituality.

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Early Childhood Program Expands Globally

In its ongoing mission to improve the lives of children and families across the globe, Wheelock formed a new partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology to offer a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education.

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MLK Jr. Day of Service

Wheelock College hosted a day of community service in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Over 100 members of the Wheelock community completed service work at preschools around Boston.

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New Political Science Degree To Study Marginalized Groups

Wheelock College is launching a Political Science and Global Studies Undergraduate Degree that will study marginalized groups.

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Wheelock Tackles Nonprofit Leadership Deficit

Wheelock College hopes to train the next generation of nonprofit leaders by expanding the College’s innovative Organizational Leadership graduate program, adding an online master’s degree program and a dual degree Master of Social Work/Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.

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LeVangie Named Head Men's Basketball Coach

Matt LeVangie has been named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Wheelock College. He comes to the Riverway campus with 10 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level.

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Wheelock in Worcester

Wheelock is bringing its renowned Master of Social Work degree program to Worcester, starting this fall. Attend an upcoming information session or apply today!

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Scholarship Established

The family of the late Jennifer Lee Stowers '02 have established an endowed scholarship fund that will benefit Wheelock students.

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