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Two local organizations awarded humanities grants (access required)

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded more than $2.3 million statewide to support local cultural nonprofits and educational programming, including more than $200,000 in awards to two area organizations. “Nonprofits and cultural organizations are critical parts of ...

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In pandemic pause, local colleges adjust and still woo new students

Students on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College. The pandemic is playing havoc with the admissions timeline for many local colleges. (File photo supplied by Roberts Wesleyan)

Normally, April would be the month when high school seniors are making last-minute visits to Rochester-area colleges, trying to decide which school that accepted them they will attend in the fall. Juniors might use their April break to start their ...

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Roberts Wesleyan joins the pack with graduation postponement

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Roberts Wesleyan College announced this week that it is postponing its May 9 commencement ceremonies due to uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most other local colleges have already announced cancellation of their spring graduation ceremonies with plans to provide details ...

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SUNY, University of Rochester students urged to go home as precaution for coronavirus

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State University of New York colleges and the University of Rochester will close down most in-person classes and teach the rest of the semester online in an effort to reduce the possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus, it was announced ...

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Businesses offered marketing strategy help in Roberts’ institute workshop (access required)

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The Business Solutions Institute at Roberts Wesleyan College will present a day-long workshop for businesses to learn about developing their own strategic marketing plans for engaging new customers and growing profits. The “Maximizing Your Marketing Plan: Boost Your Brand” workshop ...

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Soft skills are worth developing for your career

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Soft skills–those traits and techniques that help you build relationships with others–are a key to getting ahead at work. Even in a high-tech, highly electronic world, says Melisza Campos, a Dale Carnegie master, “The people who can get things done ...

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So you’ve got your kid into college, but will they graduate? (access required)

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Just in time for back-to-college, a new book says higher education has a dirty little secret: dropout rates. David Kirp, author of “The College Dropout Scandal,” says it’s shameful that 40 percent of college students seeking a bachelor’s degree never ...

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Three women poised to take first-ever higher-ed leadership roles (access required)

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On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.

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Local colleges announce homegrown graduation speakers (access required)

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Three more local colleges have announced details of their commencement exercises; two will feature graduation speakers who are alumni. Roberts Wesleyan College’s commencement will be May 11 in the college’s Voller Athletic Center at 2301 Westside Drive, North Chili. Ceremonies ...

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Roberts adds online option for master’s degree in literary education (access required)

The Small Business Council of Rochester’s annual Backpack Give Back program will help an estimated 1,500 local kids with school supplies. (Photo by Velvet Spicer)

Roberts Wesleyan College will offer an online graduate degree in literary education starting with the fall semester. The program is structured so working teachers will be able to add to their credentials while maintaining their jobs. They may attend full ...

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Local colleges offer new and renewed workforce opportunities (access required)

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In Geneva, students at Finger Lakes Community College ferment wine, hoping their training will provide either a second career in the wine industry or a less-expensive leg up on bachelor’s degree they’ll complete at Cornell University. In North Chili, meanwhile, students at Roberts ...

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Roberts’ high school program extends scholarship deadline (access required)

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Roberts Wesleyan College has extended its deadline to March 31 for scholarship applications to a summer college experience camp for high school students. The college is offering 35 scholarships to students who qualify for the free-or-reduced-lunch program at their schools ...

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Deadline near for scholarships for summer college experience at Roberts Weslyan

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Scholarship applications are due Friday, March 16, for a summer camp for high school students at Roberts Wesleyan College. Up to 35 scholarships are available to participate in the sleep-away college experience program at Roberts July 30 to August 3. ...

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