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Puppy Power: Research investigates effects on first-year students

Occupational Therapy Clinicak Associate Professor Laura Poleshuck and her graduate students are conducting research to measure the impact of weekly interactions with a future guide dog on first-year students' mood, homesickness, and campus affinity. GPA and retention rates are being monitored.

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The Department of Justice Awards Nazareth Nearly $300K for Peer-to-Peer Education to reduce sexual violence

Nazareth College pursued and received a nearly $300,000 grant awarded from the Department of Justice to fund an innovative project that will engage and train current college students to be peer-to-peer educators in an effort to prevent and reduce sexual violence on campus.

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Nazareth College named to Princeton Review’s “Best 386 Colleges” Guide for 2021

Nazareth College is proud to be on the list for the 13th consecutive year as one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.

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"A classroom full of beds" is how Vicky Gebel approaches Residential Life

Vicky Gebel, Nazareth's new director of residence life and community standards, is in her 13th year working in collegiate residential life — plus a year as resident assistant herself. She originally studied to be a teacher. "I still consider myself an educator," she says. "My classroom is just full of beds now instead of desks!"

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Nazareth College Launches Mentor Collective Program to Increase Student Persistence and Connection

Nazareth College officially announced the implementation of a new program aimed to support College-wide goals of increasing retention and student sense of belonging. This fall, incoming students at Nazareth College were invited to be matched with upper-division students through Nazareth's Mentor Collective (Big Flyer/Little Flyer Program), a social mentorship program that supports students' persistence and connection to the school.

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Nazareth College’s 10th President Elizabeth Paul, Ph.D., begins July 1

Nazareth College welcomes new President Elizabeth "Beth" L. Paul, Ph.D., as she officially starts her tenure as Nazareth's 10th president on July 1.

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Naz Giving Day surpasses its goal in support of students

The Nazareth College community showed the world it is better together while surpassing its goals on  Naz Giving Day.

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Nazareth President Braveman and incoming President Paul respond to recent incidents of racism

We watched with horror and disgust the video of a Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd, a black man who was handcuffed and held to the ground for over eight minutes with a knee to his neck while other officers watched. This killing came in the wake of the recent killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man out for a run in Georgia. Then, while not involving a killing, there was the recent incident in Central Park where a white woman called the police because Christian Cooper, a black man who was bird watching, asked her to put her dog on a leash as required by Park rules. She called the police claiming that an African American man was threatening her. These recent incidents of intentional racism occurred against the backdrop of the structural racism that reveals itself in the disproportionate COVID-19 illness and death rates among people of color.

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Nazareth hosting Class of 2020 Commencement ceremonies as online event, July 18

In the context of current and projected limitations regarding large group gatherings mandated by New York state, Nazareth College has come to the difficult decision to host its Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremonies as an online event on July 18.

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Nazareth College committed to on-campus college experience in fall 2020

Nazareth College is focused on the future and has multiple teams planning for an on-campus college experience for the fall semester. With the prioritization of safety and student success at the forefront, the College expects to offer in-person classes in the fall. Protocols will be in place to protect the health and safety of students, employees, and the larger community due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Postcard Project 2020 celebrates Naz graduates with a special delivery

Nazareth College graduates are not able to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas for what was their original Commencement weekend, so Nazareth faculty and staff are sending congratulations to them with the Postcard Project 2020!

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Nazareth Receives First-gen Forward Designation

The Center for First-generation Student Success recently honored Nazareth College as among the 2020-21 cohort of First-gen Forward institutions.

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Nazareth College's Seventh President Rose Marie Beston Passes Away

Nazareth College is saddened to report that former president, Dr. Rose Marie Beston, has passed away. Beston served the College as Nazareth's seventh president for 14 years from 1984-1998. She died in Australia after a long battle with cancer.

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Nazareth Mourns the Loss of Trustee Hiry West

Nazareth Trustee Hiry West unexpectedly passed away last week. He served as a member of the College's board of trustees since 2017

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Abe Foxman Speaks at Nazareth College, March 30

Nazareth College's Konar Center for Tolerance and Jewish Studies, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, presents Abraham H. Foxman, a world-renowned leader in the fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry, and discrimination. Foxman will speak at Nazareth on March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Nazareth College Arts Center's Callahan Theater.

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Interfaith Letter Opposes Anti-Semitism

More than 60 members of Rochester’s interfaith community are standing together against anti-Semitism.

Nazareth College’s interfaith leaders co-drafted the letter and asked members of a variety of religions around Rochester to show their support with a signature. It acts as a call to action after ongoing anti-Semitic violence in New York City and other areas in the U.S.

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