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  • Mar 04, 2024
  • Olivia Boudreau

Assumption Professors Featured on NPR's "The Academic Minute" Podcast

Five Assumption professors will be featured on the NPR podcast ‘The Academic Minute’ this week, with one segment airing per day for what will be called “Assumption Week”. Earlier this year, each of the professors submitted a brief synopsis of their academic work and recorded segments around...

Five Assumption professors will be featured on the podcast ‘The Academic Minute’ this week, with one segment airing per day for what will be called “Assumption Week”.
  • Feb 20, 2024

Celebrating Black History Month as a Community

Earlier this month, President Greg Weiner asked the Assumption community to share and reflect on the lessons they have taught and learned about the contributions of Black thinkers, authors, scientists, historical figures, and citizens who have shaped our shared historical and intellectual experienc...

Earlier this month, President Greg Weiner asked the community to share what they have taught or learned about the contributions of Black thinkers, authors, scientists, historical figures, and citizens who have shaped our shared historical and intellectual experience. 
  • Feb 15, 2024
  • Olivia Boudreau

Pierre's is Officially Open!

After years of planning, preparation, and permits, a dream that started as a student proposal has finally become a reality on Assumption’s campus. A large crowd of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees all gathered for the official opening of Pierre’s last Friday, February 9th for a...

A large crowd of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees all gathered for the official opening of Pierre’s Pub last Friday, February 9th for an evening full of food, drinks, and entertainment.
  • Feb 07, 2024
  • Olivia Boudreau

President Greg Weiner Hosts First Alumni Town Hall

To kick off what will become a series of Alumni Town Halls, President Greg Weiner hosted the first Assumption Alumni Town Hall on January 31. The event was held both in-person and virtually, via Zoom, and gave alumni the chance to ask any questions they had about the University and its future.  ...

To kick off what will become a series of Alumni Town Halls, President Greg Weiner hosted the first Assumption Alumni Town Hall on January 31.
  • Feb 06, 2024
  • Olivia Boudreau

Pierre's Pub to Open February 9

What began as a proposal by students will become a reality this week, with the opening of Pierre’s Pub this Friday, February 9. In an announcement made last Friday, Assumption President Greg Weiner announced that the official grand opening of the pub will be held from 4:30pm to 11:00pm this Frid...

What began as a proposal by students will become a reality this week, with the opening of Pierre’s Pub this Friday, February 9.
  • Feb 02, 2024

Assumption University Announces Response to FAFSA Delays

President Greg Weiner, Ph.D. announced on Friday that Assumption University will be extending its 2024 deposit deadline to June 1 in response to ongoing delays with the new FAFSA form for federal financial aid. The move extends the deposit deadline a full month from the original May 1 deadline. I...

Assumption University will be extending its 2024 deposit deadline to June 1 in response to ongoing delays with the new FAFSA form.
  • Jan 18, 2024
  • Olivia Boudreau

Assumption Hosts 39th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast

Assumption University hosted the 39th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast this past Monday on MLK Day to celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event is organized every year by the Worcester Community Breakfast Committee, with musical selection...

Assumption Hosts 39th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast
  • Jan 10, 2024

Assumption Students Recognized for Academic Excellence with the Fall 2023 Dean’s List

Assumption University has announced those students named to the University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 for a minimum of a five-class, 15-credit semester to be included on the prestigious list. The Dean...

Assumption Students Recognized for Academic Excellence with the Fall 2023 Dean’s List
  • Jan 08, 2024
  • Olivia Boudreau

Assumption University Receives Grant for GenCyber “Gateway to Cyber” Cybersecurity Camp

The Assumption University Center for Cybersecurity has announced it has received a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enable the University to host its first GenCyber “Gateway to Cyber” Cybersecurity camp for high school students in the su...

Assumption University Receives Grant for GenCyber “Gateway to Cyber” Cybersecurity Camp
  • Jan 03, 2024
  • Olivia Boudreau

Assumption Receives NCAA Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence

On December 18th, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that Assumption University is one of 44 institutions to have received the 2023 Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence. The NCAA awards this distinction to colleges and universities at the Division II level that ha...

Assumption Receives NCAA Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence
  • Jan 02, 2024
  • Olivia Boudreau

Froelich School of Nursing Receives Professional Accreditation

Assumption University’s Froelich School of Nursing has announced that its baccalaureate degree program in nursing has been officially accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The accreditation came just one week after the announcement of the 100% NCLEX-RN® pass rate ...

Assumption University's Froelich School of Nursing has announced that its baccalaureate degree program in nursing has been officially accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Nov 22, 2023

President Greg Weiner Announces 2023 Presidential Award Winners

For the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Presidential Awards and Employee Appreciation Ceremony was held in the Tsotsis Family Academic Center Ballroom on November 16th. During the ceremony, four faculty and staff members were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the A...

President Greg Weiner Announces 2023 Presidential Award Winners
  • Nov 21, 2023

Students Dante Bachini ’24 and Katy Cannistraro ’24 Present Research at Annual National Organization for Human Services Conference

The National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) Conference was held in Alexandria, Virginia, from November 10th through 13th, and Assumption students Katy Cannistraro ’24 and Dante Bachini ’24 both attended and presented their research relating to the field of human services. In addition, Ka...

Students Dante Bachini ’24 and Katy Cannistraro ’24 Present Research at Annual National Organization for Human Services Conference
  • Nov 13, 2023

Spectrum Health Systems Unveils Scholarship Program with Assumption University

WORCESTER, Mass. – November 7, 2023 – Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment and behavioral health services throughout Massachusetts, announced today its partnership with Assumption University to create a scholarshi...

Spectrum Health Systems Unveils Scholarship Program with Assumption University
  • Nov 13, 2023

Spectrum Health Systems Unveils Scholarship Program with Assumption University

WORCESTER, Mass. – November 7, 2023 – Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment and behavioral health services throughout Massachusetts, announced today its partnership with Assumption University to create a scholarshi...

Spectrum Health Systems Unveils Scholarship Program with Assumption University
  • Nov 10, 2023

Assumption University Honors Veterans Day

On November 7th, in celebration of Veterans Day, Assumption University honored those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, including those within the AU community, with a ceremony in the Atrium of the Tsotsis Family Academic Center. The service included a presentation of the colors and ...

Assumption University Honors Veterans Day
  • Nov 09, 2023

Nursing Class of 2023 Has 100 Percent NCLEX-RN® Passing Rate

Assumption University’s Froelich School of Nursing announced that every member of its first graduating class has passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) following their graduation from the program this May. The NCLEX-RN® is an exam regulated by the National Council of St...

Nursing Class of 2023 Has 100 Percent NCLEX-RN® Passing Rate
  • Nov 06, 2023

Senator Robyn Kennedy ’03 Leads Town Hall on Community Engagement and Women’s Intersectional Leadership

To kick off fall semester programming for Assumption’s Women’s Studies Program, Massachusetts State Senator Robyn Kennedy, a member of the class of 2003, participated in a town hall in the Tsotsis Family Academic Center on October 17th to discuss topics such as community engagement and women’s...

Senator Robyn Kennedy ’03 Leads Town Hall on Community Engagement and Women’s Intersectional Leadership
  • Oct 31, 2023

Assumption Receives Recognition for Use of VAWA STOP Grant Funds

Assumption University’s Department of Public Safety has been awarded funding from the Massachusetts Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) Formula Grant program to help develop and strengthen initiatives for the prevention of and response to incidents of...

Assumption Receives Recognition for Use of VAWA STOP Grant Funds
  • Oct 26, 2023

ASPIRE Program Launches for Alumni and Student Partnership

This fall, Assumption University launched the Alumni-Student Partnerships in Reflective Engagement (ASPIRE) program, offering new opportunities for students and alumni to connect over meaningful conversation and mentorship.  ASPIRE began this fall through the Center for Purpose and Vocation ...

ASPIRE Program Launches for Alumni and Student Partnership
  • Oct 25, 2023

Assumption's Rome Campus Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

The year 2023 marks ten years since Assumption students first arrived at the University’s Rome Campus. In celebration of the program’s 10th anniversary, students and faculty have spent much of this year reminiscing about their time spent abroad as they encourage current and future students to ex...

Assumption's Rome Campus Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary
  • Oct 23, 2023

Assumption Launches Alternative to FAFSA for Academic Year 2024-2025

This fall, Assumption University debuted an innovative alternative to the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) in a move designed to help students and families applying to Assumption receive expedited financial aid information. Due to the passage of the FAFSA Simplification Act by Congress in 20...

Assumption Launches Alternative to FAFSA for Academic Year 2024-2025
  • Oct 18, 2023

President Greg Weiner Opens Up About Mental Health Journey

President Weiner sat down with Maureen Lynch '24, Editor in Chief of Le Provocateur student newspaper to discuss his battle with depression. This transcript covers topics such as descriptions of depressive and schizophrenic symptoms, mention of suicide, and hospitalization. Please do not contin...

President Greg Weiner Opens Up About Mental Health Journey
  • Oct 06, 2023

Assumption Faculty and Alumnae Discover New Species of Algae

A team of researchers, including Assumption University professors Karolina Fučíková and Brian Niece and Assumption alumnae Melissa Taylor '18 and Aleeza S. Isaac '20, have published an article in scientific journal Plant Ecology and Evolution highlighting their discovery of a new species of green...

Assumption Faculty and Alumnae Discover New Species of Algae