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November 2017

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2017 Passion for Action Celebration Raises $110K

The celebration benefits Wheelock's Passion for Action Scholarship Program, which supports students who have demonstrated a commitment to leading change before they even begin college.

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In The Heights 2 Performances Added!

Due to overwhelming demand, Wheelock Family Theatre has added 2 additional performances of In The Heights: Thursday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 19.

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October 2017

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Wheelock Launches Graduate Certificate Program in South Africa

Wheelock College, in partnership with the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, began delivering courses in its new Trans-disciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Early Childhood Development in the South African Context.

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Panel Featuring Susan Yi-Millette Explores Feminism and Racial Justice

The YWCA of Central Massachusetts presented its annual Racial and Gender Equity Fall Forum, which focused on the topic, “Taking a Hard Look at Feminism through a Racial Justice Lens.”

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Wheelock Graduates 60 Teachers in Barbados

Wheelock College held a commencement ceremony for its graduate teacher training program in Barbados, granting a total of 27 postgraduate certificates in Early Childhood Education and 33 Master of Science degrees in Care and Education in Early Childhood Settings.

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Explore Soil Project at the Earl Center

Come check out Soil Project, a conceptual artwork and a conversation about what it means "to be "here," created by Arts Instructor Marianne Adams.

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Wheelock Family Theatre Grant Will Increase Access

Wheelock Family Theatre (WFT) won a Mass Cultural Council grant that will support reduced-price ticket and tuition options, giving even more children and their families access to WFT productions and theater education classes.

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Wheelock Enters into Agreement to Merge with BU June 1

Wheelock President David Chard announced today that Wheelock and Boston University have entered into an agreement that, pending the necessary regulatory approvals, Wheelock and BU will merge as of June 1, 2018.

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First-In-The-Nation Education Principles for Social Worker Education

The Baker-Polito Administration announced a first-in-the-nation set of educational core principles for social workers, the largest force on the front lines of the opioid crisis.

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SEI Endorsement Course Now Enrolling for Spring

Wheelock is offering a state-approved course specially designed to help Massachusetts educators gain their Sheltered English Immersion endorsement.

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Inaugural Dance Marathon 5K Raises $2000+

Wheelock's Dance Marathon Committee hosted its first-ever 5K Run, raising $2,385 to benefit the kids at Boston Children's Hospital.

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September 2017

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Wheelock@Worcester Celebrates Five Years

More than 70 leaders from government, the social sector, the business community, and academia came together to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Wheelock@Worcester MSW program.

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Message from President David Chard regarding DACA

Wheelock President David Chard issued the following letter to the Wheelock community on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Wheelock Convocation 2017

Wheelock College celebrated Convocation Day with a series of performances and discussions centered on the theme "A Call to Action, What is Your Cause?"

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August 2017

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Wheelock Athletes Help Houston

Wheelock athletes responded to a call for help from the University of Houston, sending more than 50 team shirts to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Wheelock Explores Merger with Boston University

Wheelock College has agreed to enter into formal discussions with Boston University with the goal of merging Wheelock with BU.

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Message from Wheelock Institutional Leadership Team Following Violence in Charlottesville

We write to you as leaders of Wheelock College to share our concerns about the horrific events of the past several days.

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Wheelock’s Autism Certificate Receives State Endorsement

Wheelock College’s Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been approved by the state of Massachusetts for official endorsement by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

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Unique Teen Actor Training Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This summer marks ten years that aspiring high school actors have “raised the bar” for themselves and trained in Wheelock Family Theatre's Teen Advanced Performance Intensive.

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July 2017

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Professor Malone-Fenner Addresses Educators

Dr. Shirley Malone-Fenner’s message to attendees at the recent Barbados National Council of Parent-Teacher Association (BNCPTA) Stakeholders in Education Seminar was simple: “Children who feel loved and cherished thrive.”

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STEM in the City Camp Cited for Excellence

Wheelock College’s STEM in the City summer camp was named as top performing summer program by an education partnership created to foster innovation in summer learning.

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Towne Art Gallery Schedule Announced

The Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College announced its 2017-2018 exhibit schedule, featuring works from New England artists Linda Leslie Brown, On-Kyeong Seong, Greg Gomez, and more.

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Wheelock College Dean's List for Spring 2017

Congratulations to our students who earned a place on the Spring 2017 Dean's List.

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June 2017

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Prof. Lenette Azzi-Lessing Wins Fulbright Funding

Dr. Lenette Azzi-Lessing was named a 2017 Fulbright Specialist, a program that provides funding to engage in diverse, collaborative projects focused on higher education and training in nations across the globe.

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May 2017

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2017 Earl Award Winners Announced

Wheelock awarded grants to four projects through the annual Sylvia Earl Innovation Award program.

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Birth to Three Master’s Program Launched

Wheelock is pleased to announce the return of our graduate degree program in Birth to Three: Infant, Toddler & Family Specialist.

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Commencement Day 2017

Commencement Speaker U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged the members of Wheelock College's Class of 2017 to become political advocates for the causes they care about, noting that "if you're not at the table, you're probably on the menu."

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Wheelock Academic Programs Reorganized into Three Schools

President David Chard announced that the College has restructured its academic programs to more effectively showcase the College's areas of excellence.

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Prof. Villegas-Reimers Wins Abigail Eliot Award

The Boston Association for the Education of Young Children honored Prof. Eleonora Villegas-Reimers with the 2017 Abigail Eliot Award for her outstanding commitment to young children and the early childhood profession.

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"Just Mercy" Chosen as 2017 Community Read

This autobiographical book is an account of Bryan Stevenson's work as a novice lawyer entering into the criminal justice system and his lifelong dedication to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment.

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Mattahunt Day at Wheelock

Fifty plus 5th graders and their teachers from the Mattahunt Elementary School were on campus April 13, 2017, for a college and career awareness experience.

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Wheelock Celebrates Denim Day

Wheelock students, faculty and staff participated in Denim Day by wearing jeans and other denim clothing to raise awareness and show support for survivors of sexual violence.

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2017 Student Research and Scholarship Conference

Wheelock College's annual Student Research and Scholarship Conference, held Friday, April 28, 2017, featured presentations, panel discussions, and poster displays from students across Wheelock's Boston and Singapore campuses.

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April 2017

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Meilin Chong Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Wheelock graduating senior Meilin Chong was awarded a 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to spend 10 months in Ecuador teaching English to university students and conducting research into international differences in bilingual education.

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David J. Chard Inaugurated as Wheelock's 14th President

Wheelock College celebrated the inauguration of Dr. David J. Chard as its 14th President with a daylong series of events designed to highlight the value and importance of service.

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Prof. Rodriguez Honored for Juvenile Justice Work

Wheelock Assistant Professor and Chair of Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy William Rodriguez received the Annie E. Casey Foundation's prestigious Natalie S. Bimel Award for his efforts to build a just and equitable youth justice system.

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Vice President for Academic Affairs Selected

President David Chard is pleased to announce that Wheelock College has selected Mary L. Churchill, Ph.D. to serve as its next Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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Wheelock@Worcester MSW Program Moves to Holy Cross Campus

Wheelock@Worcester, Wheelock's thriving off-campus Master of Social Work program, is moving to the campus of the College of the Holy Cross in the heart of Worcester.

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We Are Ubuntu Arts Exhibit 2017

The 11th annual exhibit of Ubuntu Arts, "We are Ubuntu: The Youth Speak," will be on display at the Wheelock College Towne Art Gallery from April 10-23, 2017.

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren Is 2017 Commencement Speaker

Wheelock College is pleased to announce that the 2017 Commencement Address will be delivered by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who will receive an honorary degree along with two other remarkable leaders: Dr. Valora Washington and Pablo Javier Almaguer.

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Student Saraliz Maldonado Receives Victim Rights Leadership Award

Wheelock student Saraliz Maldonado received the Future Leaders Award from the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance.

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March 2017

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Wheelock MSW Students Join State House Event

Students from Wheelock College's MSW Social Policy class joined joined members of the National Association of Social Workers-Massachusetts Chapter at the State House to celebrate Legislative Education and Advocacy Day.

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Wheelock Dean's List Fall 2016

Wheelock College is pleased to announce the students who made the Fall 2016 Dean's List. The Dean's List is a recognition of academic achievement for undergraduate students during the academic term.

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Gov. Proclaims 'Colleges of the Fenway Day'

To help the Colleges of the Fenway consortium celebrate its 20th anniversary, Massachusetts Gov. Charles D. Baker has proclaimed March 29, 2017 "Colleges of the Fenway Day" in the Bay State.

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Valora Washington Honored with Gwen Morgan Leadership Award

Valora Washington, who will receive an honorary degree at Wheelock's 2017 Commencement Ceremony, was honored with the prestigious Gwen Morgan Leadership Award by the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children.

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Amy O’Leary Named President-Elect of the NAEYC Governing Board

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) announced the election of Wheelock adjunct faculty member Amy O’Leary as President-elect.

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Prof. Azzi-Lessing Takes a Critical Look at America's War on the Poor

Wheelock Professor Lenette Azzi-Lessing is winning praise for her new book, "Behind from the Start," which examines how America's War on the Poor is harming our most vulnerable children.

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Dr. Chard to Present at ResearchILD Conference

President David J. Chard will present at the 32nd Annual Learning Disabilities Conference, “Neurodiversity in 21st Century Classrooms: Executive Function, Attention, and Emotion” at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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February 2017

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WheeBuild Community Day 2017

Wheelock celebrated its first WheeBuild Community Day, featuring workshops, activities, and performances designed to spark dialogue and build community across our campus.

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Wheelock Gender Identity Statement

Wheelock College officials assured the community that the college remains committed to respecting and protecting the gender identity of all persons, despite recent actions by the Trump Administration.

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Prof. Levine Book Wins Science Prize

Tooth By Tooth, the latest children's book by Wheelock Prof. Sara Levine won the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books.

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Wheelock Partnership Wins National Grant

A partnership between Wheelock College and the Charles River Watershed Association won a $10,000 grant to integrate classroom work with citizen field research in urban stream health.

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Award for Prof. Gallos Article

An article by Professor of Leadership Joan Gallos was selected to receive the 2017 Lasting Impact Award from OBTS and Sage Publications.

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January 2017

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Letter to the Community on Immigration

In a letter to the Wheelock community, Pres. David J. Chard writes, "Like many across our campus communities here in Massachusetts and abroad, I've followed the Executive Orders issued by President Trump with concern, sadness and frustration."

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Commencement 2017 Announcement

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Temple Ohabei Shalom to host the 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 19, starting at 10:00am. We will be conferring both the undergraduate and graduate degrees at this ceremony.

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Introducing Wheelock Connect!

Wheelock has partnered with a Boston-based social media company to release Wheelock Connect, a smartphone app designed especially for the Wheelock community.

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Student Artworks Installed

The Wheelock College Arts Department is pleased to announce three works purchased from students have now been permanently installed in the Wheelock Library.

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High Ranking for Study Abroad Program

Wheelock was recognized by the Institute of International Education as one of the top (#39 in the country) Master's-granting institutions for participation in study abroad.

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Mathematics and Art Exhibit

Art Work by Wheelock Associate Professor of Arts Gregory Gomez is featured in "Mathematics and Art: Searching for Pattern," an exhibit at Suffolk University Gallery through Jan. 22.

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New Report: Education Mandates Fail Poor Young Children

A new report co-authored by Wheelock Professor Diane Levin documents how mandated federal and state school reforms negatively affect low-income young children.

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