Massasoit Monthly

Massasoit Monthly
Volume 14, Issue 9

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College in Top Tier of U.S.News & World Report Rankings

For the fifth-consecutive year, Springfield College has moved up in the U.S.News & World Report rankings. In the 2016 report, the College is ranked 29 out of 138 schools in the first tier in the category of Best Regional Universities – North. The College is up two spots from last year, eight spots from two years ago, 26 spots from three years ago, 31 spots from four years ago, and 38 spots from five years ago. The rise in the rankings is spurred by improved graduation rates and retention of first-year students.

Daniel Pearl Music Day Celebrates Community

Springfield College will host Daniel Pearl Music Day on Oct. 1 from 4-8 p.m. on the Naismith Green. In celebration with the Springfield community, this event is part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, an international network of concerts that uses music to reaffirm a commitment to tolerance and humanity. The event, named after journalist Daniel Pearl, will feature performances by local organizations, Springfield College students, and other special guests.

Fall 2015 On-campus Events Announced

The 2015 Springfield College William Simpson Fine Arts Series fall schedule features art exhibitions, theater shows, film events, concerts, readings, and dance performances. In addition to the Simpson series, world-renowned author Sherman Alexie will speak on the campus on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Field House. His talk, “Without Reservations: An Urban Indian's Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World,” is part of the Springfield College Arts and Humanities Speaker Series.

New Student Assembly Kicks Off Semester

Springfield College celebrated the start of the 2015-16 academic year on Sept. 4 with its New Student Assembly at Blake Arena. Led by President Mary-Beth Cooper, the assembly featured a speech by Executive Board Member of New Student Orientation Daniel Fay ’16. Following the ceremony, new and transfer students–wearing Springfield College beanies and bucket hats–joined their classmates to begin familiarizing themselves with the College, its traditions, and all aspects of campus life.

1965 Football Collection Honors Undefeated Team

The Springfield College Archives and Special Collections recently processed and digitized “The Richard Whiting: 1963 Football Team Papers,” which celebrate the 50th anniversary of the team’s undefeated season. The collection contains materials and information collected by Richard “Dick” A. Whiting ’66, G’68, concerning the 1965 football team, which remains the only Springfield College football team to have an undefeated, untied season. To see the finding aid, click here. For photographs, programs, and other documents from the collection, click here.

College Celebrates 100 Years of Track and Field

On Dec. 4-5, Springfield College will celebrate the 100th anniversary of men’s track and field. The event, 100 Years of Track and Field, also will serve as a reunion for the men’s and women’s teams. To celebrate, the Springfield College Archives and Special Collections will join forces with the Office of Alumni Relations to create materials and exhibits for the event. If you have an article, photograph, poster, uniform, program, story, or other piece of memorabilia that may help in our celebration, please contact College Archivist Jeffrey Monseau at


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Football Eases Past Mount Ida

On Sept. 19, the Springfield College football team rushed for 396 yards and scored 24 unanswered points in the first half as it eased past Mount Ida, 38-10, in the Pride's non-conference finale.

Women's Volleyball Captures MIT Invitational

For the third time in five years, the Springfield College women's volleyball team defeated Cabrini in four sets before sweeping Brandeis as it captured the 2015 MIT Invitational on Sept. 12.

Women's Soccer Runs Past Coast Guard in Conference Opener

Behind goals from sophomore forward Kim Quiles (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and senior forward Krissy Cicalis (Bridgewater, Mass.), the Springfield College women's soccer program defeated the Coast Guard Academy Bears, 2-0, on Sept. 19.

Men's Soccer Continues Hot Start With Win Over Western Connecticut

Sophomore midfielder Tim Wood (Derry, N.H.) found the back of the net with 19:37 remaining in the contest, as the Springfield College men's soccer program posted a program-best fifth-consecutive win to start the season over Western Connecticut, 1-0, on Sept. 15 at Brock-Affleck Field.

Stoloff Earns First Career Win Over Emerson, 9-0

The Springfield College women's tennis team defeated Emerson College, 9-0, on Sept. 19 at the Farwell Courts at Babson College. With the win, head coach Chad Stoloff registered his first career win as the first full-time men's and women's tennis head coach in College history.

Field Hockey Powers Past Plymouth State

The Springfield College field hockey team defeated Plymouth State, 6-2, on Sept. 6 at Stagg Field to claim the 2015 Zenaty Invitational Championship.

Men's Cross Country Dominates Smith College Invitational

The Springfield College men's cross country team won the Smith College Invitational on Sept. 12, as the Pride claimed the top three individual places.

Women's Cross Country Places Ninth at UMass Dartmouth Invitational

The Springfield College women's cross country team placed ninth out of 42 teams at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 19. Senior Abby Wright (Pittsfield, Mass.) led the Pride with a 29th place finish and a 5K time of 19:19.10, averaging a pace of 6:13.1 per mile.

Golf Competes at Duke Nelson Invitational

The Springfield College golf team competed at the 32nd Duke Nelson Invitational, held at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course of Middlebury College Sept. 19-20. The Pride was led by Greg Allen (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), who shot 83 in the first round and 81 in the second round to total 164 and finish in a tie for 69th place overall.

Alumni News, Events, and Webinars

Kickstart your career today.

As a Springfield College graduate, you have access to the Alumni Career Speaker Series, which offers career advice for alumni in all stages of their lives. Mark your calendars for these webinars that can help you improve your career–starting now.

Oct. 7, 2015, 8 p.m. EDT, Webinar
The Hidden Job Market: Creating Opportunities Out of Thin Air
Presenter: Darrell Gurney

Nov. 4, 2015, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar
The Strategic Networker
Presenter: John-Paul Hatala

Dec. 2, 2015, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar
Impressions: The Power of Personal Branding
Presenter: Coyte Cooper

For a full list of career-related webinars, click here.

Oct. 2, 2015, 7 p.m., Northampton, Mass.
Paint “Nite”

Oct. 23-25, 2015, Springfield, Mass.
Homecoming Weekend 2015

Oct. 23-25, 2015, Springfield, Mass.
1965 Football Team 50th Reunion

Oct. 23, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Springfield, Mass.
Gymnastics Exhibition Show

Oct. 24, 2015, 9 p.m., Springfield, Mass.
Gymnastics Exhibition Show

Dec. 4-6, 2015, Springfield, Mass.
100 Years of Track and Field Celebration

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