Former Wheelock Men’s Basketball Player Daniel Higgins inspires a world of good with Marathon Run
Thousands applied to run for the hospital, but Higgins was one of about a hundred selected. Higgins’ goal is to raise at least $8,000 with funds going to support any surgeries or procedures that are performed at the hospital, such as a laryngectomy or a cochlear implant.
Finding time to train for the marathon might be even more difficult than the actual running for Higgins. The Wheelock graduate coaches junior varsity basketball, but is also working toward his certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and is also studying for the Massachusetts Firefighter examination in late April. He recently had the opportunity to run a half marathon.
(via Wheelock Wildcats)
11:01 am • 8 March 2014
Wheelock College women’s basketball player Michelle Woods (Wilmington, MA) was named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Year and also landed a spot on the All-Conference First Team, it was announced today by the NECC.
(via Wheelock Wildcats)
5:02 pm • 7 March 2014
#wheelockcollege students, faculty, and staff spent the morning reading to area children in celebration of #readacrossamerica! #wheelocklibrary #neareads #wheeread #literacy #drseuss (at Wheelock College CCSR)
3:30 pm • 7 March 2014
Some children’s books deserve to be displayed, not only in the children’s room of the library, but also in the art gallery. Along a Long Road by Frank Viva (J-P V83a) is such a book. Viva, whose illustrations have appeared on the cover of the New Yorker, made an impression with this, his debut children’s book. The narrative is sparse, but the pages fill with the playful roundness of the words he chooses. Even the title “along a long road” rings with a sing-song sound that comes out differently each time you say it.
Read more at the Wheelock Library Blog.
2:02 pm • 7 March 2014 • 1 note
Alumni Spotlight: Katherine Bartlett
Before obtaining her Master’s degree in education from Wheelock College, Katherine Bartlett served with City Year New York. After a successful year supporting the students at PS112, she returned to serve a second year—this time as a Project Leader where she supported corps members as they developed curriculum and lesson plans.
Read the rest of the interview!
11:01 am • 7 March 2014
Open Mic: Remember When | Facebook
Open Mic hosted by FLOW tonight at 8pm! The theme is “children, youth, and remembering YOUR youth.”
5:02 pm • 6 March 2014
The Wheelock College Library joined schools and libraries across the country in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the importance of reading in the lives of young children. Students Posed with a Seussified Lucy Wheelock while Adrienne Kisner, RD Extraordinaire, took their.
See more photos on Facebook.
2:02 pm • 6 March 2014 • 1 note
Support Wheelock Students in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life
A group of Wheelock students will be walking in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Boston University next month. According to the ACS website, “Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a track, and members of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie.”
Our team name is WheeHope and is co-captained by Samantha Peter and Erica Morse. We invite you to participate in one of the following ways:
- Join the team and sign up to walk a portion of the 12-hour event. The relay begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, April 5 and ends at 6:00am Sunday morning, and you would be welcome to walk for as much or as little time as you would like. The registration fee is $10, and all participants will receive a Wheelock SophServe t-shirt!
- Consider making a donation to support the team. Their fundraising goal is $1,000.
- Stop by the event (BU Track and Tennis Center) to cheer on the Wheelock walkers. The doors lock at midnight, so come by anytime between 6pm-12am. Memorable moments include the “Survivors Lap” (the first lap), Luminaria (after dark), and Fight Back Ceremony.
This event is part of SophServe, Wheelock’s Sophomore Year of Service, now in its third year. SophServe events are led by sophomores, who commit 4-6 weeks to planning, researching, marketing, implementing, and evaluating a service project; the actual program itself is open to all interested participants across the College. Contact me with questions, or feel free to reach out directly to Sam or Erica.
11:02 am • 6 March 2014
Woods has compiled 490 points during the regular season playing for the Division 3 program out of the New England Collegiate Conference. Yes, that’s right 490 points. She is halfway to the 1,000 point plateau and she hasn’t completed her freshman season yet.
“I love the school,” she said. “The professors are great, the classes are small which I like and the school is in Boston and I still have a lot of exploring to do. I’m surrounded by a lot of great people, and my coaches and teammates are so great. I’ve been having a great time.”
Congratulations, Michelle! We’re so proud of you!
(via Wilmington Town Crier)
2:02 pm • 4 March 2014 • 2 notes
A fundraising page for Caroline Wolfe
My donor drive for Wheelock’s Dance Marathon! Thanks in advance if you decide to donate; all proceeds go to Boston Children’s Hospital!
Help Caroline reach her goal for this amazing cause!
11:02 am • 4 March 2014 • 4 notes