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Reflections on College Sport Research Institute Competition

by Dr. Leonard Samborowski For the last four years, students from the Sports Management Program at Nichols College have participated in the Case Study competition held each year during the annual meeting of the College Sport Research Institute (CSRI). In … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning: Nichols College at Thessaloniki, Greece

By Dr. Karol Gil-Vasquez and Dr. Erika Smith During the Spring Break, a group of eleven students and two professors embarked on an adventure into unknown territory, the country: Greece, the city: Thessaloniki. Second to Athens in terms of population, … Continue reading

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Elevator Speech Competition 2016

by Dr. Mauri Pelto Nichols College held its fourth annual Elevator Speech competition on March 31, 2016. In this case, an elevator speech is a one-minute pitch about you and your best qualities and skills that set you apart from … Continue reading

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How You Get NASA to Contact You

By Dr. Mauri Pelto Recently NASA Earth Observatory posted an article based entirely on some of my research. How did this happen? Twice a week I post an article on specific changes of a glacier somewhere in the world. The … Continue reading

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Taking Experiential Learning to Court

By Kim Charbonneau In the spring 2016 semester, the Criminal Justice Management Department introduced a new experiential course in conjunction with the Worcester County Sheriff’s office: CJM 470: Southern New England Drug Courts and Recidivism. The class came to fruition … Continue reading

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A Connecticut Yankee on Cuba’s Isle of Youth: Researching – and Participating in – Foreign Relations

By Michael E. Neagle, Ph.D. As the Russian-made, Soviet-era propeller plane rumbled to life and took off from Havana on the way to the Isle of Youth, I didn’t know what to expect. I was a graduate student at the … Continue reading

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A New England Collegial Conference

By Kellie Deys, PhD and Jim Deys, PhD Nichols College prides itself on its dedicated and engaged faculty—faculty whose focus is on teaching and the development of each student. Given that we love being in the classroom, we appreciate conferences … Continue reading

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To New Orleans & Back: Takeaways from a Teaching and Technology Conference

By Jason Price, PhD Sitting near a Delta gate at ATL on Friday, October 2nd at around 5pm, I heard the gate agent tell the huddled masses that the flight was full. The man needed one volunteer to postpone their … Continue reading

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Launching Nichols’ Green Screen Productions

by Mauri Pelto, PhD The Green Screen Studio was opened for academic use on October 14th. This post examines what has been produced in the first month using this facility that so many have invested time, effort and resources in. … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Thrilla in Manila: Boxing’s Golden Era 40 Years Later

by Andrew Smith, PhD “The quality of heavyweight fighters, like the length of skirts and price of cabbage, is given to periodic fluctuations.” As the 1970s drew to a close William Nack lamented a depression in boxing’s signature division. At … Continue reading

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