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from The New American Colleges and Universities
June 2013
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Arcadia University
Belmont University
Butler University
Drury University
Hamline University
Hampton University
Ithaca College
John Carroll University
Manhattan College
Nazareth College
North Central College
Pacific Lutheran University
Samford University
Stetson University
The Sage Colleges
The University of Scranton
University of Evansville
University of Redlands
Valparaiso University
Wagner College
Westminster College
Widener University

Innovative Teaching Spotlight: Nazareth's Executive Speakers Bring the Real World into the Graduate Classroom


A couple of decades ago many MBA programs were criticized for being ubiquitous and unfocused. These programs had a solid reputation for building a broad range of business knowledge and skills but had little emphasis on management, leadership and human relations.   

Nazareth College addressed these issues with its MS in Management degree, an alternative to the traditional MBA for adults with at least three years of work experience. 
"As people travel up the career ladder they rely more on human relation skills. The ability to work with and guide others plays a greater role in their long-term success," said Gerard Zappia, dean of the School of Management at Nazareth. "Therefore, the MS in Management program places a greater emphasis on human relations and their role in creating a successful organization." 

 Read more.

NAC&U Students, Professor Heading Abroad on Fulbright Scholarships

Recent graduates from New American Colleges and Universities will teach or conduct research as recipients of Fulbright Scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. In addition, one sophomore will participate in the Fulbright Summer Institute in England. To date, a total of 22 students will travel to 14 different countries, the most popular destination being Germany. Read more. 


Also, University of Evansville professor Robert Morse was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research at the University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Read more.

NAC&U Summer Institute 2013
We're looking forward to greeting many of you at the NAC&U Summer Institute at The University of Scranton from June 19-21

The 2013 theme is "Confronting Challenges with Creativity." In addition to networking and sharing best practices with colleagues across the consortium, attendees will further the goals of the NAC&U Teagle project. A reminder...even if you are not part of the Teagle project, we invite all conference attendees to participate in Teagle-related sessions.
For more information, including links to the conference schedule, speakers, and logistics, please visit here.

North Central Inaugurates Dr. Troy D. Hammond as its 10th President

On Friday, May 17, 2013,
North Central College celebrated the installation of its 10th president, Dr.
Troy D. Hammond
The Inauguration coincided with North Central College's Cornerstone Week, an annual event that celebrates the College's move to Naperville and the laying of the cornerstone of Old Main on May 17, 1870. Read more.



Manhattan College Grads See High Return on Investment
For the fourth year in a row, Manhattan College ranked in the top 40 for providing graduates with a high return on their investment. In the 2013 Payscale.com College Return on Investment (ROI) ranking, the College is listed at No. 32 among more than 1,500 U.S. colleges and universities.  Read more about the rankings or find out what's next for several Manhattan College grads.



Pacific Lutheran's MediaLab Nominated for Emmy Award for Latest Documentary

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - Northwest Chapter has nominated 
Pacific Lutheran University's MediaLab for a student Emmy award for its latest documentary. "Beyond Burkas and Bombers: Anti-Muslim Sentiment in America" is a true story with a serious twist -- two PLU students meet and fall in love... but one is Christian and the other one is Muslim. In addition to this ageless narrative, the documentary examines how the U.S. has viewed Muslims since 9/11 and offers ways to address this unreasonable fear of the other. Read more.


Widener's Engineers without Borders Celebrates Completion of Project SEED

Five years ago, Widener University'chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) set out on a mission to bring electricity to a small village in Panama. This spring, the students completed that mission - as they were finally able to flip a switch and see light in Ella Drua for the first time. Read more.

Student Perspectives: Presidents in the Classroom, Life as a Slum Dweller
Katie ScaffPacific Lutheran University class of 2013, writes about students' reactions when President Tom Krise co-taught a literature course on African and Caribbean short stories. Read more. 

Kelsey Kaiser, a sophomore business management/marketing major at Drury University, wrote about her experience at the Heifer Ranch in rural Arkansas. Students in the "Ethical Problems/Entrepreneurial Answers" class were assigned different roles as citizens in a developing world when they spent a night at the ranch this spring. Read more.


Hamline Names Ann Ness VP of Marketing, Enrollment


Awards and Accomplishments

Major Grants
Student Projects

Construction Plans
Congratulations to the University of Redlands choir which was invited to sing at Carnegie Hall on May 25. President Ralph Kuncl, an experienced choral singer, joined the group for its performance.

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