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Villa Maria College to Complete its Fall 2020 Academic Semester Online 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College to Complete its Fall 2020 Academic Semester Online

Villa Maria College announced today that, as of Monday, November 23, 2020, it will transition to all-remote instruction for the remaining three-and-a-half weeks of the fall 2020 semester. “As always, the safety of our students, faculty, and staff members is our paramount concern,” said Dr. Matthew Giordano, Villa Maria’s president. “It is unfortunate that we…

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DJ Schier Wins Distinguished Service to the Profession Award by CPSA-NYS 150 150 Villa Maria College

DJ Schier Wins Distinguished Service to the Profession Award by CPSA-NYS

Earlier this month, the College Student Personnel Association of New York State presented its Distinguished Service to the Profession Award. The award was presented to a professional with more than 10 years of experience who has contributed considerably to the higher education profession. Nominees must have made extensive efforts to impact change in student affairs…

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5th Annual Fall Photo Contest 150 150 Villa Maria College

5th Annual Fall Photo Contest

Villa Maria College is holding its 5th Annual Fall Photo Contest!  Between now and November 13, 2020, students are invited to upload fall-themed photos to social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) for the chance to be featured on Villa’s website & to win a prize!  1st Prize – $50 bookstore gift card  2nd Prize – $25 bookstore…

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Photography Professors Laura Snyder and Michael Bosworth Display Work in Invitational Exhibit; Selected to Give Artist Talk at Exhibit Reception 150 150 Villa Maria College

Photography Professors Laura Snyder and Michael Bosworth Display Work in Invitational Exhibit; Selected to Give Artist Talk at Exhibit Reception

The work of two of Villa Maria’s photography professors is on display in an Upstate New York invitational photography exhibition entitled “Continuing the Dialog: The State of Photography II.”   Michael Bosworth and Laura Snyder are among 29 photography artists and educators whose work was selected for the exhibit, which is currently on display in the Arts Center Gallery at…

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2020 Heritage Days Events Planned in Honor of The Felician Sisters 150 150 Villa Maria College

2020 Heritage Days Events Planned in Honor of The Felician Sisters

Next week, Villa Maria College will celebrate Heritage Week — an annual series of event that commemorate those who inspired and founded the Felician Sisters. “Heritage Days is an opportunity to share with our campus community the 800 year tradition begun by St. Francis of Assisi and handed down to the Felician Sisters who founded…

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U.S. News’ Top 2021 Best College Rankings Released; Villa Maria College Included Twice 150 150 Villa Maria College

U.S. News’ Top 2021 Best College Rankings Released; Villa Maria College Included Twice

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today unveiled the 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges. For the first time in the College’s 40-year history, Villa Maria was included on two lists: Social Mobility and Best Regional College North. Social Mobility Economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college,…

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Villa Maria College Pushes Fall Athletics to the Spring Semester in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Pushes Fall Athletics to the Spring Semester in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to ongoing health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, Villa Maria College has suspended all fall intercollegiate athletic competition until the spring 2021 semester. This includes men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross-country. “The health and safety of our student-athletes is our primary concern. Because of this, we have made the…

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Villa Maria Details Plans for Reopening, In-Person Classes for its Fall 2020 Semester 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria Details Plans for Reopening, In-Person Classes for its Fall 2020 Semester

August is quickly approaching, and the College is excited to welcome all students, faculty and staff back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester.  Villa Maria will begin the Fall 2020 semester as planned on August 31, and College leadership has spent the summer months preparing to ensure all students receive the same personalized, hands-on academic experience to which they are accustomed, in an environment that has been optimized for the safety…

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Junior Graphic Design Major Lindsay Neilson Wins AAF Buffalo’s Annual Portfolio Review  150 150 Villa Maria College

Junior Graphic Design Major Lindsay Neilson Wins AAF Buffalo’s Annual Portfolio Review 

Earlier this summer, AAF Buffalo held its annual student portfolio review. The event, which was held online this year, gives current college students the opportunity to spend 20 minutes chatting with an advertising professional, asking questions and sharing their work.  According to AAF Buffalo, the day’s winners were selected a bit differently than in years past. Their blog states, “In order to offer opportunity to…

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Strongest Animation Projects Receive Faculty Awards  150 150 Villa Maria College

Strongest Animation Projects Receive Faculty Awards 

Earlier this summer, Villa Maria’s Animation Department hosted its annual screening. In past years, animation students, faculty and staff, parents and friends and members of the community have gathered at a local theatre to view the work animation students created throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.   This year, the event was live streamed on YouTube.…

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