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Teaching Excellence Award Nominations Due Feb. 24


Each year, Western New England University recognizes the highest quality teaching by bestowing the Teaching Excellence Award to an exceptional faculty member(s) who best demonstrates excellence in teaching and campus leadership. Pictured is last year’s winner, Professor of Chemistry Anne Poirot (middle) with Linda Jones, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and President Anthony S. Caprio.

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MFA Students, Including Several Alumni, are
Dubliners for a Week-long Writing Residency


Twelve students in the University's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program recently completed a six-day winter residency in Dublin that was “life-changing,” according to student Ryan Crowell ’13. Pictured with a statue of James Joyce on Earl Street are (L-R) Crowell, Megan Granger, Alan Sincic, Baylea Jones, Program Director Pearl Abraham, Jasmine Kearse (holding “Flat Golden Bear”), and Amy Ma.

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Alexandra Lyman '12 and Christina Polaski '11
Named Communication Alumni of the Year


Praised as tremendous ambassadors to the University and its Department of Communication, two alumni were recently honored with accolades. Alexandra Lyman ’12 (pictured left), copywriter for Western New England University’s office of Marketing and External Affairs, and Christina (Pizzella) Polaski ’11, content and social media manager at Carbonite in Boston, were presented with the Western New England University Communication Alumni of the Year award.

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Meet President Caprio at Alumni Events in Boston,
Hartford, Florida, Springfield, and Providence


In the next few months, alumni and friends in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, and Rhode Island will have the unique opportunity to meet President Anthony S. Caprio at several alumni events: in Boston, MA on February 25; in Hartford, CT on March 3; in St. Petersburg, FL on March 15; in Delray Beach, FL on March 16; in Springfield, MA on April 7; and in Providence, RI on May 5. Pictured at last February’s President’s Alumni Reception in Boston are (L-R) William O’Brien ’01, President Caprio, Sean Boucher ’99, and Matthew Pantera ’99.

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More Headlines:

International Aquatics Federation VP Dale Neuburger to Speak at Western New England University on Feb. 17
ESPN'’s Buster Olney a "Hit" with Students; Event was Sponsored by the Alumni Association
Tee It High and Let It Fly at the 48th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Friday, May 27
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WNEK Changes Its Frequency in 1981


Pictured is Mike Netkovick ’80 playing music for WNEK-FM radio listeners. In 1981, Western New England College’s official campus radio station—then located on the second floor of Berkshire Hall—became the first college radio station in the northeast to move into the commercial band. WNEK modulated from 89.1 to 97.5. The station received a new antenna from Phelps-Dodge Communications Company in Marlboro, N.J., which helped it broaden its range of listeners to more than just on-campus students: its programming was heard from a little beyond a ten-mile radius. (Read More)

Western New England’s Second Computer


[View our historic photo archives.] In 1964, the IBM 1620 computer was installed in the new West Building (now Herman Hall). It was the College’s first digital computer, joining the McIlroy Fluid Network Analyzer, an analog computer, which was acquired in 1958. (Read More)

More Blasts from the Past:
"Old School" Commencement: the Class of 1925
Western New England Gets its First Computer in 1958
The Beer Stein Mystery
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