News and Notes
February 2015
(L-R) Michael Gong and Ned Barnes
John Carroll Students Make Mentoring Inroads Through Hoops Program

Michael Gong, '15, spent many hours fulfilling a service learning requirement at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center (CCJDC) during his freshman year at John Carroll University (JCU). It was as much a learning experience for Gong as it was for the youth he mentored. Together with Ned Barnes, '15, and JCU's Center for Service and Social Action, that learning experience became only a starting point.

 JCU's Arrupe Scholars program provides a mission-based scholarship to several students each year as it seeks to build leaders for social action. As an Arrupe Scholar, Gong fulfilled the service requirement by mentoring youth in the CCJDC in a program called "Passport to Manhood."

"Everyone has stereotypes about what a juvenile delinquent is, but in reality, these kids are not like that. They have goals and dreams, and they're hard-working," said Gong. Read more.

NAC&U In the News

"Reassessing Faculty Assessment": From Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed Reporter Colleen Flaherty covered the NAC&U-sponsored session "Supporting Student Learning Through Holistic Faculty Evaluation," at the AAC&U conference on January 23. Read more.

"The Next Frontier: Where is Higher Education Headed?"

Wagner College Magazine Editor Laura Barlament took a sweeping look at several developments in higher education. Her section on "The Way of the Ugly Ducklings" mentioned NAC&U. Read more.


NAC&U Members Included in USNews Best Online Programs


U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Programs ranked The University of Scranton, the University of La Verne and Stetson University's online programs among the nation's best.

The University of Scranton's graduate program in education was ranked No. 13 and its MBA program was ranked No. 74 in the nation. The University of La Verne's online undergraduate offerings were ranked 18th best in the country, the third straight year La Verne has achieved a top 20 national ranking. Stetson University's Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program earned recognition again in the category of Best Online Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA) where it tied for 42 in the nation. Stetson tied for 93 in Online MBA and Graduate Business Programs specifically for the joint Master of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration program (Pharma/M.B.A.). Read more. 

More To Add...

In addition to the members we cited on the President's Community Service Honor Roll last month, North Central College also made the honor roll in the category of General Community Service. In case you missed the story, click here for our full list of members on the honor roll.

NAC&U Campus Trivia: It's Nearly Time for the Academy Awards...

Cecil B. DeMille

Ten movies have been filmed in or around Manhattan College. How many of them have you seen?  

The exterior shots of the school in Jack Black's "School of Rock" (2003) show Wagner College's Main Hall -- and one of the young supporting cast members, Brian Falduto (Billy, the wardrobe manager), graduated from Wagner's nationally acclaimed theater program.

Famous film director Cecil B. DeMille (The Greatest Show on Earth, The Ten Commandments) attended Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University) in 1900. 

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