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UMass Center team members with the SPS Superintendent of Schools
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nine Springfield Public Schools will launch the 2017-2018 season of the College Matters for U Program next month.  During a drawing earlier today, UMass Center at Springfield (UMCS) team members selected the first set of schools that will visit the Center starting in October.  They are:  Beal, Boland and Lincoln Elementary Schools; Duggan Academy, STEM Middle Academy, Van Sickle Academy--all... Read more

UWW students participate in the Social Justice Residency
Friday, September 15, 2017

From the 2016 Election to the political landscape around the country, recent national and international events have drawn attention to the issue of unity--or lack thereof--in this country. University Without Walls (UWW) is hoping a 3-day conference will generate and continue discussion around this division within the nation.  The conference theme of “Participatory Democracy: Engaging Across... Read more

Thursday, September 14, 2017

BOSTON – For the second consecutive year, the University of Massachusetts was one of the only public university systems in the nation to have all of its undergraduate campuses ranked as National Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list.

Among all public university systems in the nation, only UMass and the University of California have all of their undergraduate... Read more

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

By Hayley Crombleholme

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – RiseUp Springfield is an executive training program that will be held at the UMass Center in Springfield.

RiseUp Springfield will give business owners the knowledge, tools and connections to run their small businesses more efficiently.  The program is a collaboration between the City of Springfield, the Association of Black... Read more

Monday, September 11, 2017

As the academic year gets underway, 88 new students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing’s accelerated bachelor of science in nursing will begin class at the UMass Center at Springfield (UMCS).

The College of Nursing made the decision to permanently teach the accelerated bachelor’s program in the Tower Square location earlier this year. The 26,000-square-foot... Read more

Exterior photo of Tower Square with the UMass sign
Friday, September 1, 2017

(Published in What's Happening in Tower Square in September)

You may have noticed quite a few more cars in the parking garage as well as additional foot traffic in the retail area this month, as students from both the UMass Center at Springfield and Cambridge College converge on the two Tower Square colleges for their fall studies.

UMass Center at Springfield... Read more

Monday, August 21, 2017

By Ciara Speller

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Springfield will soon launch a new program, to help accelerate growth of minority-owned businesses. 

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno told 22News that “Rise Up Springfield” will help these small area businesses thrive.

Mayor Sarno, the Association of Black Business and Professionals and the Springfield Regional... Read more

Thursday, August 17, 2017

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts set new records for online enrollment and revenue in Fiscal Year 2017, highlighting the university’s commitment to access and growth in online education.

UMassOnline course enrollments reached 75,565 for FY17, up 6.6 percent from the previous year, while revenues surpassed $100 million for the first time ever, up 9.2 percent from... Read more

Friday, August 11, 2017

Springfield, MA –After six weeks, the BEE Program is coming to a close.  The summer program sponsored by Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts and hosted at the UMass Center was engaging for middle and high school students throughout the Pioneer Valley.  The focus was on entrepreneurship.

The culminating event was the BEE Program’s version of “Shark Tank.”   Eight student... Read more

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