Tuesday, May 01Dr. Joshua Cleland Recognized with Highest Honor in Physical Therapy Profession
Franklin Pierce University is pleased to acknowledge Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) faculty member, Dr. Joshua Cleland for his two most recent awards. Dr. Cleland is recognized as a recipient of both the Catherine Worthingham Fellows of American Physical Therapy Award and the Dorothy Baethke- Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching. Both of these prestigious awards recognize Dr. Cleland’s dedication to both teaching in academia, practice and research in the field of physical therapy.
Friday, April 27NHWHEL Spring Conference on the Rindge Campus
On Friday, April 13, President Kim Mooney welcomed nearly 150 women to the Rindge campus for the New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership (NHWHEL) Spring Conference. After an initial “icebreaker” networking exercise, the attendees broke into one of four information sessions: “Women in Leadership: Professional and Personal Balance in Higher Education”, “Navigating Institutions of Higher Education as a Woman of Color”, “Change? We’ve Always Done it this Way!” or “Mentoring: Mentors for Leaders, Time Commitments, and Reverse Mentoring.”
Thursday, April 26The Fitzwater Honors: Friday, April 27th
Please join us at The Fitzwater Honors as we celebrate those who embody the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication's mission to educate leaders of conscience in public communication, on Friday, April 27.
Wednesday, April 25Ravens in the Community: Student-Athletes Assist with Special Olympics NH Event
Franklin Pierce University and the Department of Athletics welcomed Special Olympics New Hampshire to campus on Saturday, April 7, as the latter held a practice day for 50 of its Special Olympic athletes.
Thursday, April 19Ninth Annual Academic Showcase
The Rindge Campus was abuzz Tuesday, April 17, as we celebrated a tradition of great scholarly and creative works by both students and faculty at our ninth annual Academic Showcase.
Monday, April 16Franklin Pierce Providing Scholarships and Immediate Admissions for Current Students of Mount Ida College
Franklin Pierce University is offering students of Mount Ida College scholarships and an expedited admissions path for those currently enrolled and for those students who had planned to attend the Massachusetts liberal arts college that announced its sudden closure last week.
Tuesday, April 10Academic Showcase Kicks Off Spring Events
Franklin Pierce University will celebrate the scholarly and creative work of its very best students and our faculty during the 2018 Academic Showcase on Wednesday, April 17, 9pm – 3pm on our Rindge Campus.
Friday, April 06Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication Director Named 2018 New England Journalism Educator of the Year
Franklin Pierce University is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristen Nevious, director of the University’s Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, has been named this year’s New England Journalism Educator of the Year.
Friday, April 06Ravens in the Community: FPU SAAC Raises Money for Make-A-Wish Foundation
Last Thursday evening, the Franklin Pierce University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted a single elimination dodgeball tournament in the activity bubble.
Thursday, April 05Dana Bash, Sushil Tuli, and Tom Raffio to be Recognized at Franklin Pierce University Commencement
As part of Franklin Pierce University’s 2018 Commencement exercises, Saturday, May 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m., the University will award honorary degrees to CNN correspondent Dana Bash and Leader Bank CEO Sushil Tuli. In addition, Northeast Delta Dental CEO Tom Raffio will receive the Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award, named for New Hampshire’s distinguished 72nd governor and the second president of Franklin Pierce University.
Wednesday, April 04Alternative Spring Break
For two decades now, Franklin Pierce University has participated in the Alternative Spring Break program by traveling around the United States on different trips of community service.
Tuesday, April 03Franklin Pierce University Receives National Science Foundation Grant
Funds will help science students pursue educational & career goals Franklin Pierce is pleased to announce the receipt of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant totaling $649,931 to promote increased academic success and job or graduate school placement among academically talented low-income students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in biology and environmental science over the next five years. "This award is an important milestone for the University, which has received NSF funding in the past, but not of this type or scope," noted Dr. Kim Mooney, President of Franklin Pierce University. "The grant reflects an endorsement of the hard work and successes of our science faculty and the potential of our very talented students," added President Mooney. "It will help us in our ongoing efforts to better integrate educational experiences in the classroom, in the lab, and in the field." According to Dr. James DuMond, University Provost, a large portion of the NSF grant will help the university offer scholarships to undergraduate students in the sciences. "It will provide $424,000 in scholarships to academically qualified students in our newly created, Biology and Environmental Science Training (BEST) Program," stated DuMond. The BEST program leverages more than 1,000 acres of undeveloped land on our 1,200-acre campus as a living laboratory and springboard for launching students into meaningful careers in biology and environmental science. Additional resources from the grant will help the University use research data in new ways to measure and increase the effectiveness of STEM education programs on the undergraduate level. According to Rhine Singleton, professor of biology and environmental science, the research results will be used to inform Franklin Pierce's curricular goals in biology and environmental science programs. "Through publications, conference presentations, and dedicated websites and social media accounts, Franklin Pierce will disseminate program materials, resources, and research, informing the larger academic community on what works in enhancing curricular and co-curricular offerings for academically talented, financially needy students in biology and environmental science disciplines," he said. Singleton, the principal investigator on the University's NSF grant application, said the NSF funding will help students in the sciences explore professional opportunities. "The grant also includes funding for enrichment for our students through field trips and job-shadowing opportunities and attendance at professional conferences, and with all of these, the faculty here will be mentoring students to achieve those goals and also mentoring them with their careers." According to Singleton, Franklin Pierce University's 1,200-acre campus provides faculty and students with research opportunities that are unavailable at most colleges and universities. "We have the luxury of being able to study a half-dozen kinds of ecosystems in just a short walk from our science building. So instead of taking time to drive to a field site during a lab, we can use that time to deliver content and do in-depth research. It makes it super easy for students to get hands-on experience doing fieldwork--and it has allowed us to set up research plots in the natural environment of campus that our students have access to, just by walking to them."
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