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From June 5-8, Wagner College’s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement — the CLCE — is hosting the 2018 Bonner Summer Leadership Institute (or SLI), the Bonner Network’s largest annual event, bringing together 300+ students, administrators and faculty members representing 60 colleges and universities, along with national organization partners, for three days of workshops, discussions and networking.
Wagner College is one of the top schools in the nation for study abroad, according to the latest Open Doors Report on International Exchange, produced by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The report was released on Nov. 13.
In the Open Doors 2017 table showing “Leading Institutions by Undergraduate Participation in Study Abroad, 2015/16,” focusing on colleges and universities granting master’s degrees, Wagner College placed number 35 in the nation, with 37.8 percent estimated participation in study abroad.
To see the relevant table, visit the website of the Institute of International Education.
Congratulations, Wagner College Theatre alumnus Alex Boniello ’13!
Both Playbill and Broadway World reported today that Boniello, who made his Broadway debut as the Voice of Moritz in Deaf West’s 2015 revival of “Spring Awakening,” will succeed Tony nominee Mike Faist in Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen” as the character Connor Murphy beginning May 15.
This summer, Wagner College will expand from its home on Staten Island to offer learning opportunities in Manhattan’s Financial District. Wagner’s premier offering in a new borough of New York City will be “The Business of Film: Media Workshops,” a series composed of three seminars:
- Movie Development — Tuesday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Film Financing — Wednesday, July 18, 8 to 10 a.m.
- Distribution & Marketing — Thursday, July 19, 8 to 10 a.m.
Any successful coach will tell you that knowing how to motivate others is essential to their line of work. It’s about pushing people to their limits, demanding from them their very best, in a way that doesn’t crush their spirit. Coaching takes a lot of drive, determination, patience, positivity and energy. Senior exercise physiology majors and longtime friends Corey Briggs and William Rankin have long possessed these qualities, which have helped them succeed at more than just coaching.
As interest in BAJA racing competition heats up at Western New England University and on campuses around the globe, the Golden Bear Racing Team continues to stake its claim as a perennial contender. At the Baja SAE competition held April 19-22 in Mechanicsville, MD, the team finished 15th overall in a field of 100 competing universities, its highest ranking in program history.
In individual competitions, the team ranked 13th in Endurance, 15th in Suspension, 18th in Hill Climb, 24th in Maneuverability, and 45th in Acceleration. In the Suspension category, it was among just 24 vehicles able to complete the course. "This was a historic year for the program, it marked the first time that a car was designed, manufactured, and then competed all in one academic year," said team Captain ZeCarlos Roxo. "And we didn’t just compete, we excelled, by finishing 3 of the 5 dynamic events with the highest team ranking in our short four-year history."
Not everybody gets to become their hero. Recent graduate and biology major Dustin Rieman, BS '18, will be one of the lucky few.
Rieman has used a prosthetic leg for most of his life. At age 3, his right leg was amputated below the knee following an accident. His parents were told that he might never be able to walk again, that he could be limited in many ways for the rest of his life. It was a challenging prognosis for a child with his entire life ahead of him, but he wasn’t about to let it stop him from reaching his full potential.
Duquesne University's Gumberg Library has been awarded an impressive collection of volumes on Irish history and literature from the family of late alumnus Daniel M. Rooney, the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and Pittsburgh Steelers chairman.
The Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney Irish History and Literature Collection comprises 438 volumes dating from the early 1800s to the present, including The Trembling of the Veil (1922 edition) and Poems (1923 edition) signed by Nobel Prize-winning author William Butler Yeats. Rooney acquired a wide array of books on history, poetry, literature, archaeology and folklore from 2009 to 2012 when he served as the U.S. ambassador to Ireland under President Barack Obama.
"We're incredibly honored to have received this significant collection of works on Irish history and literature from the late Dan Rooney," said Duquesne President Ken Gormley. "Dan Rooney was a man of great compassion and integrity who was known for his deep love of Pittsburgh and Ireland. Through this very generous gift, future generations of faculty, students and scholars at Duquesne University will benefit from Ambassador Rooney's lifetime devotion to literature, learning and love for the communities that were so dear to him."
A team of four students from Duquesne University's MBA Sustainable Business Practices program (MBA-SBP) recently won third place in the Aspen Institute's 2018 Business and Society International MBA Case Competition in New York City.
In the final round of competition, Duquesne's team from the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business finished just behind teams from New York University and the University of Denver while edging ahead of teams from George Washington University and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Representing Duquesne University were:
- Kelsey Aerni: Strongsville, Ohio
- Michael Findley: Ligonier, Pa.
- Patricia Nicholson: Glenshaw, Pa.
- Joseph Winkler: Glenshaw, Pa.
Students from the MBA-SBP program have participated in the final rounds of the International MBA Case Competition during five of the last six years, including a second-place win in 2017.
Rollins ranks among the top 10 master’s-granting institutions in the nation for the percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad, according to a new report from the Institute of International Education.
Rollins was ranked No. 10 for 2015-16, marking the fifth consecutive year that the College has ranked among the top 12 in this category.
The College was also ranked No. 27 in the nation among master’s-granting institutions for the total number of study-abroad students.