Auditions for the 2013 Pine Manor College Fall production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be next week:
Tuesday 9/10 and Wednesday 9/11 from 7pm to 9pm in the Meditation Room, Campus Center.
Everyone is welcome - no experience is necessary!!! We are looking for performers as well as those interested in working backstage.
Performers: you may come with a short, prepared monologue (classical or contemporary) or can use one that we will provide at the audition.
Backstage Crew: no need to prepare anything - we will instead have a short meeting together to discuss your interest and schedule.
Hope to see many of you there!
PINE MANOR COLLEGE BOARD APPROVES CO-EDUCATION PLAN
Submits Request for NEASC’s Review and Approval
CHESTNUT HILL, MA (July 31, 2013) -- The Pine Manor College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a plan to convert the school to a fully co-educational institution. Following the decision, Pine Manor submitted a request to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges’ (NEASC) Commission on Institutions of Higher Education for review and approval of the plan. If the new plan is approved by NEASC, men could enroll in the College’s Bachelor’s Degree Program, which has been exclusively for women. The plan to become fully co-educational in all degree programs completes an ongoing transformation that began more than a decade ago.
“Pine Manor College has a rich, 100-year history of educating women of promise”, said Board Chair Serena Kokjer Greening. “We believe our plan to enroll men and women at Pine Manor will expand our diversity, enrich the learning experience, increase enrollment, and provide financial sustainability going forward.”
The decision was the result of extensive deliberations by the Board of Trustees, the Interim President, and the Executive Leadership. Pine Manor created a Task Force on Co-Education this spring, which solicited input from students, faculty, alumnae, and studied other all-women’s colleges that have made the transition to coeducation. The Task Force’s final recommendations said, “As Pine Manor makes this step to enroll men in all of our educational programs, it does so to build on its history – to strengthen the unique qualities of learning and achievement by including all students.”
Pine Manor College first initiated co-educational programs with the establishment of its English Language Institute in 1996 enrolling and accommodating international students. The College continued its journey towards co-education with its Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, created in 2005, the admission of men to its Associate Degree Programs in 2011, and most recently with the establishment of the Center for Innovative Professional Development offering degree-completion programs for adult learners.
“With the approval of this plan, Pine Manor’s nurturing educational experience and its low student-teacher ratio will benefit both men and women,” said Dr. E. Joseph Lee, II, Interim President.
The Pine Manor College Center for Innovative Professional Development will welcome its first cohort of adult students in the fall of this year. Initial offerings include a degree completion program in Management and Consulting targeted for working professionals with at least two years of college credits or an associate’s degree. The program will also be offering certificates in Global Human Resource Management and Action Learning.
Pine Manor College is still accepting applications for enrollment this fall. For more information please visit our website at: http://www.pmc.edu/apply
ABOUT PINE MANOR
A liberal arts institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College promotes an inclusive environment that educates and empowers a diverse student body to become accomplished, reflective, and confident leaders – one student at a time.
Pine Manor College emphasizes a unique approach to liberal arts education by encouraging both academic and personal growth through a nurturing environment that focuses on community service, social engagement and the practical application of knowledge to work and society. U.S. News and World Report has recognized Pine Manor College as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in the nation.
This summer as in past summers, ELI has welcomed hundreds of students from around the world to study English, and enjoy on and off campus activities and excursions. Since 1996, ELI has hosted thousands of students from a variety of countries including: Argentina, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Cape Verde,Chile, China,Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Mexico,the Netherlands, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Venezuela, and Vietnam. To learn more about the program please visit: http://www.pmc.edu/eli
Degree Completion Classes in Management and Consulting Begin September 7th
Apply online at www.pmc.edu/CIPD or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CHESTNUT HILL, MA (June 18, 2013) - - Pine Manor College has established the Center for Innovative Professional Development, which will be welcoming its first cohort of adult students in the fall 2013. Initial offerings include a degree completion program in Management and Consulting targeted for working professionals with at least two years of college credits or an associate’s degree. The program will also be offering certificates in Global Human Resource Management and Action Learning.
“Our goal from the beginning was to create a program that would address the time and cost of completing your bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Charles A. Tweedly, Dean of the Center and Pine Manor faculty member. “Our first program, the Management and Consulting Bachelor’s degree, does just that. Students can complete the degree in less time, at a significantly lower cost than comparable programs. The Center was established to create innovative leadership programs previously not available at the undergraduate level.”
The Center is unique because of its project-based approach to learning which emphasizes the development of real world skills that students can put to use right away.
“The programs have been designed as affordable and flexible options for people who wish to move ahead in their careers and increase their value to their employer,” Dr. Tweedly added.
The Center represents a strategic alliance between the College and Higher Education Partners, a leading provider of financing assistance and innovative solutions to colleges seeking to expand online curricula and physical facilities. With the development of cutting-edge technology, programs and courses can be provided in a hybrid or blended fashion.
“Higher Education Partners is pleased to be partnering with Pine Manor College to bring expanded programming and enhanced facilities to the Boston area,” said HEP president Gerard Kavanaugh. “By building out the space and technology, HEP is investing in people’s lives and providing them with a viable opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Center will enable the College to reach adult learners more effectively.”
HEP is renovating a classroom building and upgrading it with state-of-the-art technology to accommodate today’s learners. The space will be flexible and conducive to the Action Learning model that replaces traditional instruction with actual actions and practice.
The classes will be held twice a week on the Pine Manor campus in Chestnut Hill. Cutting-edge technology will be used to enhance learning in and out of class. There will be no summer session.
For the past three years, Dr. Tweedly was an Assistant Professor in the Management and Organizational Change Department at Pine Manor College and a part-time faculty member at Northeastern University in the Education Doctoral program. In addition to his work in higher education, Dr. Tweedly has been an independent consultant in the area of training, organizational development and change facilitation.
The Center for Innovative Professional Development at Pine Manor College is focused on meeting the needs of working adults and organizations. New fall offerings include: Bachelor’s Degree Completion programs, Certificate Programs and Leadership Development Programs. The Center for Innovative Professional Development is also the home of the New England Chapter of the World Institute for Action Learning. To learn more, visit www.pmc.edu/CIPD