Tuesday - March 20, 2018
U.S. Public and Private Higher Education

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from public, private and community colleges in the U.S.

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Standing Up for the Unseen
SOUTH HADLEY, Massachusetts, March 19 -- Mount Holyoke College issued the following news:

As an attorney, Andrea J. Ritchie has litigated numerous police-misconduct cases. She has also worked as an activist with anti-violence organizations and agencies, and done extensive research, writing and advocacy around the criminalization of LGBT people of color.

Her extensive background informs her new book, "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color," in which Ritchie writes both a historical account of violence against black women, indigenous women and women of color, ... Show Full Article

Psychology Students Share Their Research at National Psychology Conference
DUNMORE, Pennsylvania, March 19 -- Pennsylvania State University's Worthington Scranton campus issued the following news:

Three students in Penn State Worthington Scranton's psychology degree program spent part of their spring break in Philadelphia showcasing their academic research at this year's annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.

Katelynn Lake, Andrea Ross and Danielle Berghoff, all psychology majors, along with their advisers, Karin Machluf and P. Douglas Sellers II, assistant professors of psychology, traveled to the conference where they presented their research poster: ... Show Full Article

OTC Communications and Marketing Wins Two National Awards From NCMPR
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, March 19 -- Ozarks Technical Community College issued the following news release:

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) honored Ozarks Technical Community College's Department of Communications and Marketing with two silver Paragon Awards at its national conference, held March 18-20 in Las Vegas, NV. This is the second time OTC has received honors from NCMPR at the national level.

OTC's Communications and Marketing team earned second place for its 2017 Annual Report as well as the college's Instagram account, @ozarkstech.

"We are thrilled to have ... Show Full Article

NMU Hosts Gun Control Debate
MARQUETTE, Michigan, March 19 -- Northern Michigan University issued the following news release:

Northern Michigan University will host a gun control debate at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. The debate will include two participants: former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin, who is now an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University; and John Lott Jr., Fox News columnist and president of the newly formed Crime Prevention Research Center. The event is free for NMU students and $2 for the general public.

Rubin is an expert on foreign policy and national ... Show Full Article

IPFW Holds 2017-18 Outstanding Research Award Presentation, Lecture, and Reception
FORT WAYNE, Indiana, March 19 -- Indiana University-Purdue University issued the following news release:

Bruce Kingsbury, professor of biology, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS), and director of the Environmental Resources Center (ERC), will receive the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) 2017-18 Outstanding Research Award on Monday, March 19, at 3 p.m. in the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center on the west side of campus. Kingsbury will present his lecture, Don't Drain the Swamp: Reflecting on the Conservation of Icky Creatures. The lecture ... Show Full Article

Bicentennial Traveling Exhibition Coming to Cullman County
HANCEVILLE, Alabama, March 19 -- Wallace State Community College issued the following news:

"Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit" presented by Alabama Humanities Foundation made its long-awaited debut in Montgomery Mach 5, displaying 200 years of Alabama history and beyond. The exhibit opened in the capitol in the Old Supreme Court Library and will be on display through March 30 before going on a 19-month tour, which will include an exhibition in Cullman County at The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College opening on or about April 15 and continuing through about ... Show Full Article

'86 Alumnus Tapped to Chair Old Fort Banking Co. and Gillmor Financial Services
SALISBURY, North Carolina, March 19 -- Catawba College issued the following news:

Catawba College 1986 alumnus Michael C. Spragg of Findley, Ohio, president and chief executive officer of The Old Fort Banking Co., will become chairman of Old Fort Banking Co. and Gillmor Financial Services in April. Spragg will succeed Dianne Gillmor Krumsee who is retiring following the annual meeting of shareholders on April 13.

Spragg, who earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Catawba, and a master's degree in business administration, finance, from the University of Findlay, has over 28 ... Show Full Article