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Husson University Breaks Ground on New Wellness Learning Center Published on October 18, 2018

Husson University announced today that they will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the University’s new Wellness Learning Center in front of the Robert O’Donnell Commons building, on Husson University’s Bangor campus, on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4 pm.

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Joseph H. Cyr, President/Owner of Cyr Bus Lines and his wife Suzanne (Sue), with scholarship recipients
Husson University’s Women’s Philanthropy Council Luncheon Celebrates 50 Years at One College Circle Published on October 17, 2018

This kick-off event is part of a year-long celebration about Husson’s growth and success

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Husson University Integrated Technology Program to Host State Police Drone Demonstration Published on September 26, 2018

Husson University’s Integrated Technology program, one of the state’s leading educational programs in computer information systems, software development, and web design and development, will be providing students with an opportunity to learn more about drones and their applications to law enforcement. In addition to speaking with Husson integrated technology students, Major Chris Grotton and Sergeant Darren Foster of the Maine State Police will be demonstrating the use of drones to students in Husson University’s Newman Gymnasium on October 4, 2018 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Husson University School of Pharmacy to Hold 10th Annual White Coat Ceremony Published on September 25, 2018

Husson University’s School of Pharmacy (HUSOP) will be holding a white coat ceremony on October 14, 2018 at 12 p.m. (noon) at the Gracie Theatre. During the ceremony, white medical coats are presented to first-year pharmacy students. This symbolizes the beginning of the professional phase of their studies.

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Outstanding Productions by Husson University Students and Faculty Win Awards from the Maine Association of Broadcasters Published on September 24, 2018

WHSN 89.3 FM, Husson University’s alternative rock station, received four awards on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from the Maine Association of Broadcasters (MAB) at their annual News & Creative Awards event. The productions recognized by MAB were produced by the students and faculty at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom).

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Ed Asner stars in A Man and his Prostate
Emmy Award Winner Ed Asner to Perform On Stage at the Gracie Theatre Published on September 17, 2018

The Gracie Theatre at Husson University kicks off its seventh season of shows on October 4 with Ed Asner starring in his one-man show A Man and His Prostate. Asner is best known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, its spin-off series Lou Grant, his role as Santa Claus in the comedy film Elf, and as the voice of elderly widower Carl Fredricksen in the Pixar Animation Studios’ film UP. There is a 1 p.m. matinee performance and a 7 p.m. evening performance.

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Jackson Laboratory Information Security Officer to Speak at Husson University Published on September 13, 2018

Presentation is part of Project>Login Networking Event for Area IT Professionals

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Husson University Occupational Therapy Student Savannah Dowd Receives $1,000 Margaret Louise Burckes Scholarship Published on September 7, 2018

Husson University announced today that Savannah Paige Dowd, a fifth-year student pursuing her Master of Science in occupational therapy, is this year’s recipient of the Margaret Louise Burckes Scholarship. The scholarship presentation took place at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

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Husson University’s Incoming Fall Class is Largest Ever Published on August 29, 2018

Husson University is continuing to grow. At a time when other private colleges throughout New England have been closing, Husson will enroll the largest incoming class in its 120-year history this fall.

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Welcome Weekend at Husson University Published on August 29, 2018

Welcome Weekend is two days of activities and programs to prepare for the semester. University offices are also open on these days to assist students with any additional questions or concerns.

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Exterior view of the Newman Gymnasium
First Annual Convocation Ceremony to Welcome New Students to Husson University Published on August 27, 2018

Husson University will officially kick off its academic year during Welcome Weekend on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in the Newman Gymnasium with a Convocation. This ceremony marks the beginning of an important new chapter in the lives of first-year Husson students.

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ACUE Faculty Training
Husson University Part of Prestigious National Initiative to Support Teaching and Learning Published on August 27, 2018

Husson University announced today that they were only one of 26 colleges across the country selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), to join the national Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance.

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New Partnership Between Husson University and EMHS is a First of its Kind Published on August 17, 2018

EMHS will celebrate the academic achievements of its first Professional and Organizational Development (POD) program graduates on August 22 at 3 p.m. at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre, One College Circle, in Bangor. In partnership with Husson University, this new, dynamic program is offered to EMHS employees to enhance their knowledge of the healthcare industry and gain leadership skills, with the added opportunity to convert this learning into college credit.

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President Robert Clark
President of Husson University Elected to Board of Council for Higher Education Accreditation Published on August 16, 2018

Husson University announced today that President Robert A. Clark, PhD, CFA, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2018.

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New Course at Husson University will Help Nurses Effectively Treat Opioid Addicted Patients Published on August 8, 2018

Husson University’s School of Nursing announced today that they’ll be adding a new course to their graduate and post-master’s nursing programs core curricula starting this fall.

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Lee Rocker
The Gracie Theatre at Husson University Announces Its Seventh Season Published on August 7, 2018

Ed Asner, The Association and a Fleetwood Mac Tribute are just some of this season’s exciting lineup of shows

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Hal McIntyre Orchestra
The Legendary Music of Frank Sinatra Coming to the Gracie Theatre Published on July 27, 2018

The Hal McIntyre Orchestra, “The Band America Loves,” will bring these timeless classics to Bangor.

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Early College Access Program
Husson University Provides More than Half-a-Million Dollars in Tuition Credit to Maine High School Students Published on July 27, 2018

During the past 2017-2018 academic year, Husson University, New England’s most affordable private four-year college, provided high school students with more than $500,000 in free tuition credits as part of their Early College Access Program (ECAP).

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On a Husson campus far, far away from South Korea, there were PAINT WARS Published on July 25, 2018

Students from Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea participated in paint balloon fight. On Friday they will celebrate the conclusion of the Summer English Enrichment program with an on-campus gala.

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U.S. News & World Report Research Highlights New England Colleges with Best Educational Value Published on July 16, 2018

As the cost of attending college increases, many families are wondering where their students can get a good college education at a reasonable price.

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In “Spare” Time, South Korean Students Get “Cues” on Life in America Published on July 11, 2018

Students from Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea to enjoy bowling and shooting pool as part of the Summer English Enrichment program at Husson University

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Students working in Nursing Simulation lab with staff
Husson University and NMCC Sign Agreement to Facilitate Credit Transfers for Nursing Students Published on July 11, 2018

Husson University and Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) recently entered into an agreement that creates a smooth process for the transfer of credits for students in NMCC’s Associate of Science in Nursing program interested in continuing their education and earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Husson University.

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Husson University’s Online Courses Now Recognized in Massachusetts Published on July 10, 2018

With Massachusetts now a part of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, students from across The Bay State can now take online courses from Husson University in Bangor, Maine.

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Blue Hill Bach performs
Blue Hill Bach to Perform at the Gracie Theatre Published on July 2, 2018

Concert will be a special performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mass in B Minor”

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Cruising Steady: The Music and Friendship of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson
Husson University is Gonna Shake and Bake During Celebrate Husson! Published on June 18, 2018

Husson University alumni and friends will be shaking and grooving as part of the upcoming lobster bake/Gracie show combo on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

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Greenlight Maine -Season 3
$100,000 Greenlight Maine Finale at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre Published on June 8, 2018

The Greenlight Maine Season three pitch-off for the grand prize of $100,000 in cash will be held on June 8, 2018 at the Gracie Theater on the campus of Husson University in Bangor. This event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. show. The three finalists, Forager, Zootility and North Spore, will compete live in front of three distinguished judges and a television audience.

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Husson University Strengthens Relationship with Nanyang Medical College in China Published on June 4, 2018

In an effort to build on a relationship that began in the fall of 2016, Husson University President Robert A. Clark, PhD, recently visited Nanyang Medical College (NMC) in the southwest Chinese province of Henan.

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Kids attend the 2017 color run
Celebrate Husson! is Cruising Steady with Golf, Food, a Fun Run, and the Music of Aretha and Smokey Published on May 31, 2018

Members of the community, including Husson University alumni, are invited to participate in Celebrate Husson! on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23, 2018. With events for children and adults, this two-day event is jam packed with fun for all ages.

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Graduate nursing faculty instructing students online
New Graduate Online Nursing Program at Husson University Focuses on Educational Leadership Published on May 23, 2018

Husson University’s School of Nursing announced today that they’ll be launching a new fully-online track for their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program this fall that focuses on educational leadership. This program will provide students with the leadership skills they need to excel in administrative positions in healthcare systems and academia.

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Celebrate Husson! Finale to Feature the Music of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson Published on May 21, 2018

The show “Cruising Steady: The Music and Friendship of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson” is the culmination of this year’s two-day Celebrate Husson! event. The concert, sponsored by Husson Alumni and Friends will take place at the Grace Theatre on Saturday June, 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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Husson University's Strong Growth Bucks National Enrollment Trends Published on May 14, 2018

Nationally, many small colleges are facing big enrollment challenges. A declining pool of high school seniors, combined with the increased cost of attending college, has reduced the number of traditional undergraduates who pursue higher education after high school. In stark contrast to what many other colleges and universities are experiencing, Husson University’s Fall 2018 incoming class is on track to break records.

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Husson University Names their 2018 Valedictorians and Salutatorian Published on May 2, 2018

Husson University announced today that Chase Walton Allen, Weston R. Ranalli and Kirsten Rose Wood are this year’s valedictorians. All three completed their degrees with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA).

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Professor Emerita Dr. Teresa Willett Steele
Hooding Ceremony for Graduate Students at Husson University Published on May 2, 2018

287 master’s degree and doctoral students to be recognized

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Husson Retiree tree planting ceremony
Husson University to Honor Retirees During Fifth Annual Tree Planting Ceremony Published on May 1, 2018

Husson University announced today that it would be honoring recent retirees with a tree planting ceremony on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. on its Bangor campus. The tree will be planted in recognition of five individuals with more than 10 years of service who helped make this remarkable institution of higher learning a success.

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The Robert E. White Art Gallery on the campus of Husson University
Hart Open Studio Event and Selected Student Work Exhibits to feature the Best of Husson Student Art, Photography, and Graphic Design Published on April 30, 2018

Husson University announced today that it will be showcasing the creative talents of students at two simultaneous exhibitions on May 1, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on their Bangor campus.

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Husson University Pinning Ceremony Welcomes New Nurses Into the Profession Published on April 26, 2018

Husson University’s School of Nursing announced today that they will be holding a pinning ceremony honoring the graduates of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. Traditionally, this ceremony was dedicated to honoring Husson University/Eastern Maine Medical Center baccalaureate graduates. This year, for the first time, this ceremony will also honor graduates from Husson University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on May 4, 2018 at Husson’s Newman Gymnasium in Bangor.

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Research and Scholarship Day on the campus of Husson University
Student and Faculty Scholarship to be Celebrated During Husson University’s Ninth Annual Research and Scholarship Day Published on April 19, 2018

Plenary Speech Topic: “Can Science Prevail in the Post-Truth Age?”

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Peter Vigue, chairman of the board of the Cianbro Companies
Cianbro Chair and UMaine President to Receive Honorary Degrees from Husson Published on April 12, 2018

As part of its 119th Annual Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, Husson University will confer honorary doctorates on two leaders who have distinguished themselves in construction and education.

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The Nite Show records a segment with students of the New England School of Communications
Emmy Nominated Nite Show in Westbrook this Friday Published on April 12, 2018

In addition to being superbly entertaining, the show provides college students with valuable hands-on experience.

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Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women
Husson University’s Annual Spring Musical “Little Women” Features Big Talent Published on April 12, 2018

Husson University’s New England School of Communications’ (NESCom) entertainment production degree program presents Little Women. This entertaining Broadway musical will be at the Gracie Theatre from April 20 – 22 and promises to be fun for the whole family.

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Teachers participate in the Maine Teach to Lead program at Husson University
75 Maine Teachers Gathered at Husson University to Work on Leadership in Schools Published on April 9, 2018

Husson University’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business was the site of the first Maine Powered by Teach to Lead® Summit on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This event brought together teams of teachers to work on leadership in schools. Celeste Rodriguez, a teacher-ambassador fellow with the U.S. Department of Education, Powered by Teach to Lead® served as facilitator for the event.

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Doubt: A Parable
Husson University Students to Perform Pulitzer Prize Winning Play “Doubt” Published on April 3, 2018

Husson students will be producing and performing John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt: A Parable” on April 6 - 8 in The Gracie’s Black Box Theatre located on the University’s Bangor campus. “Doubt: A Parable” is an award winning drama about two nuns who challenge the hierarchy within their church by confronting a priest they suspect of abusing a child.

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2018 Husson University Culture Night to Feature International Students, Food, Fashion, Music and Dance Published on April 2, 2018

Husson University students from a variety of countries and international traditions will be sharing expressions of their cultures as part of our 2018 Culture Night. Last year over 300 Husson University students attended this exciting and colorful talent showcase in the Gracie Theatre.

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Documentary “Saving Snow” to Get Warm Reception at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre Published on March 27, 2018

“Saving Snow,” a 53-minute documentary about the economic impact of our warming winters, will be shown at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre, in Bangor, Maine on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, the screening is appropriate for all age groups, free, and open to the public.

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Fresh Check Day at Husson University Published on March 20, 2018

Husson will be holding its first annual Fresh Check Day at the G. Peirce Webber Campus Center in Peabody Hall on the University’s Bangor campus on March 21, 2018 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Initially created by the Jordan Porco Foundation, Fresh Check Day is an event designed to promote positive mental health and suicide prevention. The event will feature interactive booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support from multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. Fresh Check Day aims to create a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus and in the Greater Bangor area.

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Kimberly Anderson Ritchie artwork on display in the Robert E. White Gallery
Art Exhibition at Husson University Focuses on Water and Climate Change Published on March 16, 2018

Husson announced today that noted academic and artist Kimberly Anderson Ritchie will be working with students in the university’s fine arts classes on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The university will also be hosting an artist talk and reception on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Robert E. White Gallery in Peabody Hall on its Bangor, Maine campus.

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Husson University Students and Faculty to Share their Expertise at the Maine Science Festival Published on March 14, 2018

Husson to support presentations in nursing and microbiology, pharmacy and medication formulation, the forensic science of criminal justice, the physics of dance, and serve as the location for the headliner’s presentation

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Husson University students studying occupational therapy and physical therapy are starting the Fighting Eagles Boxing Club to “punch out Parkinson’s disease.”
Husson’s Fighting Eagles Boxing Club’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to Punch Out Parkinson’s Disease Published on March 12, 2018

Local area residents diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease have few wellness or exercise groups devoted exclusively to their needs. To address this situation, physical therapy and occupational therapy students at Husson University are working to launch the Fighting Eagles Boxing Club. The club would provide Parkinson’s patients with the opportunity to engage in non-contact boxing. In non-contact boxing, participants punch free-standing heavy bags and punch mitts held by coaches and student volunteers, without punching each other.

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Students compete in the Penobscot County Spelling Bee
Knowledgeable Local Students to Compete in the Penobscot County Spelling Bee at Husson University Published on March 1, 2018

The sweet honey of victory and the sting of defeat are all a part of the annual Penobscot County Spelling Bee finals. As in years past, the Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre in Bangor. The winner of this competition will qualify to compete in the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition in the Washington, D.C. area this May. The event at Husson is free and open to the public.

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NESCom Alumni Ben Prunty
Ben Prunty '03 - Game Music Designer Published on February 27, 2018

Ben Prunty, a 2003 graduate of the New England School of Communications, is living the dream; the dream of doing what he loves for living. His passions for music, programming, and gaming brought him to where he is now, designing sound for games and films. We caught up with Ben to learn about his work and memories of his time at NESCom.

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Lonesome Traveler on stage
Lonesome Traveler: An American Folk Music Concert at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre Published on February 23, 2018

The enduring power and popularity of American folk music will be visible to all when “Lonesome Traveler: The Concert” takes to the Gracie Theatre’s stage on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. This concert version of the acclaimed off-Broadway musical, showcases music “made by the people, for the people.”

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CLT Board on Crane
Cross Laminated Timber Company to Launch Operations in Millinocket, Maine Published on February 13, 2018

LignaCLT Maine, LLC is pleased to announce they will become the first Maine-based manufacturing company of innovative Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and other mass timber products in our state. The company will open their new facility at the Millinocket mill site owned by Our Katahdin, Inc. The move is slated to bring over 100 direct jobs to the Katahdin region and increased demand for Maine timber.

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Husson University faculty members
Husson University Researchers Share in $500,000 Research Award from NIFA-USDA Published on February 12, 2018

Husson University announced today that two of their faculty members and a University of Michigan faculty member have received a $500,000 research award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the United States Department of Agriculture (NIFA-USDA). The research funded by this award will be looking at the interactions between the natural chemical compounds found in broccoli sprouts and gut bacteria to determine if broccoli sprout consumption could help reduce the development of cancerous colon tumors.

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Students on stage at the Gracie Theatre
WHSN & NESCom to receive 1st place in the 2018 Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts Published on February 6, 2018

WHSN and the students of the New England School of Communications at Husson University were recognized again for their hard work!

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Students watch Cathy Speronis cook in the townhouse suites
Husson Students Are Cooking Now! Published on January 29, 2018

Mastery of skills essential to daily living is important to achieving success in life. But what do you do if no one ever taught you how to create entrees, balance a checkbook, change a tire, unclog a drain, or any of the other skills necessary to be self-reliant?

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Panelists attend Cyber Currency and Cybersecurity conversation
Husson University’s Center for Family Business to Host Panel on Cyber Currency and Cybersecurity Published on January 29, 2018

As digital currencies, like Bitcoin, go mainstream, banks, businesses, investment firms and the global economy will need to adapt. To help students and the public better understand the implications of cyber currency and the need for enhanced online protection for our financial transactions, Husson University will be sponsoring a panel discussion with some of the area’s leading experts on the cutting-edge world of cryptocurrency. The panel discussion will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Husson’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business in Bangor on Monday, January 29, 2018.

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Camden National Bank Pledges $25,000 to New Husson University College of Business Building Published on January 25, 2018

Husson University announced today that Camden National Bank has pledged $25,000 toward the construction of a proposed new College of Business building on the educator’s Bangor campus.

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Husson University Complimented During Senate Committee Hearing Published on January 25, 2018

On Thursday, January 18, 2018, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, held a full committee hearing on “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency.” During the hearing, United States Senator from Maine, Susan Collins, discussed one of the many attributes that makes Husson University such an exceptional educational institution.

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Husson University Names Bill Watson General Manager of its Southern Maine Campus Published on January 23, 2018

Husson University announced that William “Bill” Watson, its director of corporate partnerships and internships has been named the general manager of Husson University’s Southern Maine campus.

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Jenny Q. Chai at piano
Husson University’s Gracie Theatre to Host Acqua Alta Published on January 18, 2018

This unique piano concert addresses ocean climate change through a combination of science, art, and classical music.

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New Initiatives at Husson University’s Southern Maine Campus to Focus on Workforce Development in 2018 Published on January 16, 2018

Husson University’s Southern Maine campus in Westbrook announced today that it will be embarking on a series of new initiatives designed to help meet the educational needs of area businesses and individuals looking to further develop their careers.

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