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Registration Open for Annual NEC Summer Institute for Educators

April 12, 2016

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New England College will present its annual Summer Institute for Educators this coming June 23, 24, 27, and 28. The Institute will be held on NEC’s Henniker, NH campus. Course listings, Institute details, and registration are available at www.nec.edu/sie.

Debra Nitschke-Shaw, Institute Director and Associate Dean of Education at New England College said “The Summer Institute for Educators is an outstanding professional opportunity for educators and pre-service teachers to further their knowledge and share their experiences and insights with colleagues.” Nitschke-Shaw noted that a wide range of intensive courses will be offered by highly skilled, active practitioners. “The Summer Institute for Educator’s focus is to present new research, innovative tools, and advanced teaching methods that enhance educational effectiveness and improve student learning.” All courses will be offered for either NEC graduate credits or for professional development contact hours.

This year’s course offerings include: “Developing Grit through Growth Mindset Education,” “Teaching Experientially: Using Intentional Instruction to Create Motivation in the Classroom,” “Strategic Thinking, Planning, and Action to Meet ESSA Requirements,” “ENGAGE Students in Science,” and “The Empowerment Classroom: How Student Voice and Partnership Can Improve Engagement, School Attachment and Learning.”

For more information visit www.nec.edu/sie or email kcoe@nec.edu

NEC Theatre to Present “The Dining Room”

March 18, 2016

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The New England College Department of Theatre will present A.R. Gurney’s The Dining Room, April 14-16 at 7:30 pm and April 17 at 3:00 pm in the Mainstage Theatre.

A brilliantly conceived and richly humorous theatrical tour de force in which six performers portray a wide array of diverse characters as they delineate the dying lifestyle of wealthy WASPdom and the now neglected room which was once a vital center of family life.

Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor, and abundant humanity. “…hilarious and touching.” “…a thoughtful and superbly written comedy.” “The Dining Room serves a banquet of theatrical riches.”

We have a place at the table set for you. Be sure to join us.  Live music will be performed by the company 30 minutes prior to each performance, so come early and enjoy! For more information and to reserve your tickets visit: The Dining Room

NEC Hosts Town Hall Meeting with Gov. Chris Christie

January 28, 2016

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Chris ChristieNew England College will host a Town Hall Meeting for Republican presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie, Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 4:00 PM, in the Simon Center Great Room, located on NEC’s Henniker campus.

Christie’s Town Hall Meeting is the thirteenth in a series of NEC Town Hall Meetings featuring announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College.

For details visit: www.nec.edu/events/governor-chris-christie-town-hall-meeting

NEC Hosts Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz

January 27, 2016

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Cruz-TedNew England College will host a Town Hall Meeting for Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 10:00 AM, in the Simon Center Great Room, located on NEC’s Henniker campus.

Cruz’s Town Hall Meeting is the twelfth in a series of NEC Town Hall Meetings featuring announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College. www.nec.edu/events/sen-ted-cruz-town-hall-meeting

Learn more about Sen. Cruz at www.tedcruz.org

NEC Hosts Town Hall Meeting with Gov. Martin O’Malley

January 20, 2016

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New England CollMartin O'Malleyege will host a Town Hall Meeting for Democratic presidential candidate Governor Martin O’Malley, Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 11:00 AM, in the Simon Center Great Room, located on NEC’s Henniker campus.

O’Malley’s Town Hall Meeting is the eleventh in a series of NEC Town Hall Meetings featuring potential and announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College.

Learn more about Gov. O’Malley at www.martinomalley.com

Acting Supreme Court Justice Addresses NEC Student Body

January 15, 2016

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January 21, 2016

New England College Alumnus Franc Perry Headlines Annual Event, Celebrates Diversity

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On Wednesday, January 20, New England College began its 70th year with a reflection on its history and a celebration of diversity. The College’s annual Founders Day was highlighted by inspirational remarks by noted alumnus and current Acting Supreme Court Justice, W. Franc Perry, III. Judge Perry graduated from New England College in 1983 and later became the youngest member as well as the first African American to join the College’s Board of Trustees.

“Judge Perry embodies both the mission and the spirit of New England College,” said Michele Perkins, President of New England College. “He is the ideal role model for our students in that he has achieved tremendous professional success, has dedicated his life to public service, and continues to embrace the arts and humanities. Franc is the true product of a liberal arts education and is a perfect example of a life well lived. We are deeply honored that he continues to be engaged with New England College and we were thrilled to celebrate his return to Henniker as our Founders Day Speaker. Our students and indeed our entire community were moved upon hearing of his personal and professional journey.”

New England College was recently recognized by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 institutions nationally for growth in diversity of its student body. In 1990 NEC’s student population mirrored that of the State’s with 2% of its enrollment composed of students of color. Today, that number is above 35% for its undergraduate population and growing steadily through strategic outreach efforts. It is generally accepted that colleges with student populations made up of wide-ranging economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds provide an educationally stimulating experience for students. “We are proud to be a leader in our State and in our region for the richness of culture and experience our student body exemplifies,” continued President Perkins.

W. Franc Perry, III attended George Washington University’s National Law Center and concentrated in International Law. After receiving his Juris Doctor degree with Honors, Judge Perry worked as a medical malpractice defense attorney and was later appointed as a Principal Court Attorney to the Appellate Term, First Department of the State of New York. In 2001 Judge Perry took a sabbatical leave to earn a Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary where he concentrated in Church History and Homiletics. After becoming an ordained Pastor, Judge Perry returned to law as a Principal Court Attorney for the Manhattan Civil Court and was elected as a Judge of the Civil Court of the State of New York where he presided over Custody, Visitation, and Family Offense Cases. He was recently appointed Acting Supreme Court Justice of the State of New York. Judge Perry has served on numerous boards and been a role model for the community. On Founders Day he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws.

The celebration of Founders Day was instituted to honor the vision and leadership of those who founded New England College. Founded in 1946 to serve the educational needs of the country’s military men and women returning from World War II, New England College sought to expand the horizons of a new generation of students. Today the College offers over 30 undergraduate programs, dozens of graduate and professional programs, and one doctorate program. Nearly 35% of New England College’s incoming on-campus undergraduate class identify themselves as students of color. The College also enjoys undergraduate enrollment that includes the highest percentage of African American students in the state.

Founders Day represents one of the three major academic events of the year that also includes Commencement in May and Convocation in September. The ceremony is designed to acknowledge the many accomplishments of the College, its students, faculty, and staff over the past year and was held in Bridges Gym on 14 Grove Street, Henniker.

Senator Marco Rubio: Town Hall Meeting

January 12, 2016

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Marco RubioNew England College will host a Town Hall Meeting for Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio, Friday, January 15, 2016, at 12:15 PM, in the Simon Center Great Room, located on NEC’s Henniker campus.

Rubio’s Town Hall Meeting is the tenth in a series of NEC Town Hall Meetings featuring potential and announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College.

Learn more about Sen. Marco Rubio at www.marcorubio.com

Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders at NH Primary Student Convention Announced

December 23, 2015

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Bernie Sanders 05-2015 019 - webThe New Hampshire Primary Student Convention is thrilled to announce that a Town Hall Meeting will be held with presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during the Convention, January 4-6, in Manchester, NH. Added to the growing schedule of candidate visits, workshops, and panel discussions, Senator Sanders will answer student questions and share his views on the future of America.

During the past three presidential primary cycles, New England College has brought the electoral process to a whole new audience eager to learn and participate. Nearly 1,000 college and high school students have convened to hear from presidential candidates, members of the state and national media, and issue advocacy groups for three days of serious, up close politicking.

Join us for this exciting and extraordinarily educational event! For more information and to register, go to: www.nhprimarystudentconvention.org

About the NH Primary Student Convention

The NH Primary Student Convention www.nhprimarystudentconvention.org brings the presidential electoral process to a young audience eager to be engaged. Since the 2000 presidential election cycle, New England College has sponsored “College Convention” and hosted thousands of college and high school students, educators, and campaign-followers. Recently renamed to be more inclusive, this memorable event features presidential candidates, national and international media, pundits, and active citizens from across the country for a face-to-face look at the people and issues that shape presidential primary campaigns.

Town Hall Meeting with Sen. Lindsey Graham at NH Primary Student Convention Announced

December 17, 2015

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Lindsey GrahamThe New Hampshire Primary Student Convention is very pleased to announce that a Town Hall Meeting will be held with presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham during the Convention, January 4-6, in Manchester, NH. Added to the growing schedule of candidate visits, workshops, and panel discussions, Senator Graham will answer student questions and share his views on the future of America.

During the past three presidential primary cycles, New England College has brought the electoral process to a whole new audience eager to learn and participate. Nearly 1,000 college and high school students have convened to hear from presidential candidates, members of the state and national media, and issue advocacy groups for three days of serious, up close politicking.

Join us for this exciting and extraordinarily educational event! For more information and to register, go to: www.nhprimarystudentconvention.org

About the NH Primary Student Convention

The NH Primary Student Convention www.nhprimarystudentconvention.org brings the presidential electoral process to a young audience eager to be engaged. Since the 2000 presidential election cycle, New England College has sponsored “College Convention” and hosted thousands of college and high school students, educators, and campaign-followers. Recently renamed to be more inclusive, this memorable event features presidential candidates, national and international media, pundits, and active citizens from across the country for a face-to-face look at the people and issues that shape presidential primary campaigns.

Free Tuition at NEC: Essay Contest Deadline February 9

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The NH Primary Student Convention announces a February 9 deadline for three generous scholarships for students who attend the convention and submit a compelling essay on New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary status. Sponsored by New England College (NEC), first prize will be four years of college, tuition free. Second prize is a $20,000 scholarship and third prize is a $15,000 scholarship, both of which are renewable annually for four years. Two-Steps are required to apply for the Civic Engagement Scholarships:

  1. Students need to register and attend the NH Primary Convention, held in Manchester, NH January 4-6, 2016. Registration is available online at www.nhprimarystudentconvention.org
  2. By February 9, 2016, students must submit a 500-750 word essay on “Should New Hampshire maintain first in the nation primary status?” Essays should be emailed to StudentConvention@nec.edu

For details, visit: www.nhprimarystudentconvention.org/convention-guests/essay-contest/

“The Civic Engagement Scholarships are a great way to engage students on a very real and relevant topic,” said Dr. Wayne Lesperance, political science professor at NEC and Co-Director of the NH Primary Student Convention, hosted in Manchester, New Hampshire from January 4-6, 2016. “New Hampshire is where the road to the White House begins, and we think student involvement in the process is key.”

About the NH Primary Student Convention
The NH Primary Student Convention www.nhprimarystudentconvention.org brings the presidential electoral process to a young audience eager to be engaged. Since the 2000 presidential election cycle, New England College has sponsored “College Convention” and hosted thousands of college and high school students, educators, and campaign-followers. Recently renamed to be more inclusive, this memorable event features presidential candidates, national and international media, pundits, and active citizens from across the country for a face-to-face look at the people and issues that shape presidential primary campaigns.