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As part of the Erie County Bicentennial Celebration, Medaille College is sponsoring a Parkside Walking Tour, which will be held on Sunday, June 13, at 10 a.m., and will be free and open to the WNY community. No registration is required, and all are welcome to come explore the history of one of Buffalo’s premier neighborhoods.
Thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant awarded to Medaille in 2018, the resulting project success is now able to serve as a roadmap for incorporating applied ethics into course curriculum, research projects and community-based learning activities across every academic department.
Associate Professor of Mental Health Counseling Donald E. Nowak Jr., Ph.D., CRC, recently offered his expertise on gambling addiction in response to questions related to online gaming, sports betting and online lotteries in an “Asks the Experts” feature on WalletHub. Dr. Nowak weighed in on the impact of COVID-19 on the online gaming industry and on people struggling with gambling addiction.
Department of Business, Management & Leadership Professor and Business Administration Program Director Dr. Michael P. Lillis recently authored a manuscript on entrepreneurship that has been published this April in The BRC Academy Journal of Business.
On April 30, Medaille College will host its fourth annual Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity Day — a virtual symposium of presentations and creative works, showcasing the incredible work of Medaille’s undergraduate and graduate students.
Medaille College is set to host its 2021 Take Back the Night event in a virtual format on April 27. The event, along with a corresponding, student-led TikTok video competition, have brought the Medaille community together to raise awareness for sexual violence prevention, with cohesive efforts to promote social justice and develop solutions.
On Friday, April 30, Department of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Woodcock will be co-presenting at the virtual conference of the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) on the topic of literacy related to civil rights issues, along with two of Medaille’s M.S.Ed. elementary education graduate students Kelli Gage and Kristy Crosby.
In his latest article, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Kenya Hobbs recognizes that some discomfort and growing pains are part of the beauty of change. “In order to realize the full beauty and benefit of living and working in a welcoming, inclusive and diverse environment where everyone experiences a sense of belonging, we must commit to the work,” he says.
Medaille College is moving forward with the second phase of development of the Medaille Sports Complex, which will greatly increase the athletic, academic and recreational opportunities available to college students and Western New Yorkers by adding almost seven acres to the already robust site.
After experiencing much success with in-person classes and on-campus student activities during the 2020-21 academic year, Medaille College will continue to offer classes in person for undergraduate, graduate and post-traditional programs for the 2021 summer and fall semesters.