Largest College Fair in Western MA to be Held 

Posted September 2, 2014

Western New England University will host a New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) College Fair on Sunday, September 7 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on campus, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield MA, in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. Representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities will be available to speak with local high school students and their parents about their respective institutions and the admission process.

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Prior to the start of the fair, Western New England University will host a free 45-minute College and Financial Aid Awareness workshop beginning at 3:00 p.m. “This workshop will give parents and students a great introduction into the entire college search and financial aid process, a process that can get confusing.” remarked Bryan Gross, vice president for enrollment management at Western New England University. No registration is required to attend the free workshop.

High school juniors and seniors are strongly encouraged to attend the largest college fair to be held in western Massachusetts this fall. For more information, including a list of participating colleges, visit www.wne.edu/admissions - and select the “College Fair” option from the menu.

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Western New England University Announces Information Session for Teachers

Posted September 1, 2014

Western New England University will host an information session for teachers interested in earning their master’s degree, on Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m., in the Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center.

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Western New England University offers four accelerated part-time master’s degree programs that are ideal for current or aspiring teachers: a Master of Arts in English for Teachers (MAET), a Master of Arts in Mathematics for Teachers (MAMT), a Master of Education in Elementary Education (MEEE), and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MEDCI). Candidates can earn their degree in as few as 15 months.

For more information, visit www.wne.edu/teach or contact the Admissions Office at 413-782-1517 or study@wne.edu.

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Art Gallery at Western New England University to Feature Work of Kim Carlino

Posted August 31, 2014

The Western New England University Art Gallery will host “Possibility of Space,” an exhibit by artist and independent curator Kim Carlino, from September 7 through October 2. The gallery, located in St. Germain Campus Center, will host an opening reception Sunday, September 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Carlino will offer insight into her work during a gallery talk on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. General Art Gallery hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All events are free and open to the public.

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“My work begins with the physicality of the process of painting. The materiality of the watercolor and ink pooling onto the surface forming striations and islands of pigment resembling distant galaxies or topography of a fabricated landscape,” says Carlino. “Looking for shapes, gaps and forms that intrigue me or elicit the interaction of line, I begin to assert a dialectic between the organic form and an imposed, self-created geometric language of line. The process is part intuitive and part guided structure of an embodied visual language.”

Carlino received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also studied at the New School and Drawing Room in NYC. She is a recipient of the Gordon Scholarship for Fine Art, Vice Chancellor’s Purchase Award and a 2011 Art Grant from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Carlino was the winner of a solo competition at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston juried by Al Miner, assistant curator of Contemporary Art at the MFA Boston and was invited to curate the annual Dialogue with a Collection at the University Museum of Contemporary Art at Umass Amherst.

For information and directions to the gallery visit www.wne.edu/arts or call the University at 413-782-1567.

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