As of this fall, Endicott now offers a Security Studies minor, which covers issues related to homeland and national security at the undergraduate level. It also opens the door for additional graduate studies of this relevant topic that is rapidly gaining popularity in higher education.
On September 6 Endicott College will begin its new academic year – how the summer has flown by! Below is some information about our incoming students, the changes we’ve made over the summer, and the upgrades that are still to come.
Each year Endicott surveys the most recent graduating class to find out where our graduates are employed and continuing their education. Data collection starts six months after graduation and continues for several months. Just released are the results for May 2010 graduates from the undergraduate day division, and we’re quite pleased with the results!
The summer issue (Volume 8, No. 3) of the journal for the Association for Science in Autism Treatment features an article from Dr. Thomas Zane, Professor of Education and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Online Program at The Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies Institute for Behavioral Studies. The article, “Apophenia: One Explanation for the Adoption of Fad Treatments in Autism,” discusses the possibility that a variety of new Autism treatments may be related to apophenia, the identification of meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.
Yesterday we announced some exciting news – a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education named Endicott as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for. The survey results, released in The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.
The Endicott Alumni Mentoring Program matches Endicott undergrads with successful alumni working in their fields for one-on-one career mentoring. Mentors help students learn more about their fields, and in turn, students update mentors on campus life and re-acquaint them with the campus community. Read on to learn about the mentorships of Amanda Schubert and Kirsten Smith, who both graduated this past spring.
At Summer Orientation this past weekend, our Student Affairs folks and the New Student Mentors used a fun new tool to interact with attending students. The website PollEverywhere.com allowed presenters at orientation to collect instant feedback via text on a variety of subjects from ‘what will you miss the most when you leave home?’ to ‘how often are you on Facebook?’ Interspersed with conversations about make good decisions, setting expectations, learning new things, and settling in amidst a new environment and a new community, these polls tell us a bit about what issues are important to incoming college students. Read on for some examples, and thanks again to all for a spectacularly successful orientation!
By Samille Taylor, Resident Assistant and New Student Mentor, Endicott College Class of 2013 With Summer Orientation right… read more
Summer Orientation 2011 is fast approaching (July 8-9), and we couldn’t be more exited to welcome new… read more
The below guest post is from Michael Fior, faculty in the Visual and Performing Arts department. Myoung Joo Chun, Director of Graduate Interior Design, is the instructor of the studio. You can contact her at mchun [at] Endicott [dot] edu with any questions about the Interior Design Graduate program.
On Monday, May 16, the eight members of the first Endicott MFA and MA cohort assembled, somewhat anxiously, for the final critique of the semester-long ID515 Concentration Option Studio Project.
A number of guests attended to support the eight members with their comments and to celebrate together, including: Mary Huegel, V.P. & Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies; Professor Barbara Maier; Kevin Renz, Associate Dean of Interior Design & Sustainable Design; Associate Professor Andrew Brody; Assistant Professor Robert Anderson; Robert Augustine, Adjunct Faculty; Kathy Moore, Visual Arts Coordinator; Kristin Solias, Adjunct Faculty; and John Hale, architect and owner of Hale Design Studio.
The Project Statement students addressed was a design for a School of Fine Arts. According to the Program, New York University had been given an endowment for the school, including funding to acquire and renovate a six story loft building near Washington Square. The University brief asked the Designer to create a building which was not only functional, but had a visual concept which would help establish the image of the school. The designer would also help to create the philosophical concept of an arts education.