Monday, June 14, 2021

Michelle Riley

College honored with Phi Beta Kappa chapter

Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and arguably most distinguished academic honor society, announced that the College, along with five other colleges and universities, was selected to establish a campus chapter. This puts the College in the ranks of less than 10 percent of the country's higher education institutions.

Health Services seeks help for walk-ins

To better accommodate "walk-ins," students who come to the office of Health Services without appointments, associate director Janice Vermeychuk requested a budget that would increase the hours of part-time practitioners next year. Vermeychuk said she is doubtful that the budget will pass, so she urges students to take measures to help themselves as well as her staff.

Nursing program adds neonatal track

The School of Nursing at the College has teamed up with Thomas Jefferson University's (TJU) College of Health Professions and the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware (UD) to offer a neonatal nurse practitioner education program to those in the tri-state area.

BSU sponsors College’s first Aids Awareness Week

There's a silent epidemic devastating millions of lives across the country and, even worse, it will destroy millions more in years to come. Since the first case of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) broke out in the early 1980s, AIDS has claimed the lives of 23 million men, women and children worldwide.

College stops accepting Visa for tuition payments

After six years of being an acceptable means of covering student tuition and fee payments, Visa credit, debit and check cards are no longer accepted by the College via the Web. According to Kathleen Ragan, director of Student Financial Services, last year the College spent $400,000 on processing fees for Visa cards after the company implemented a new policy increasing the fees that in past years were covered with money from student tuitions.

College prepares for flu vaccine shortage

The sudden suspension of Chiron Corporations, one of the largest distributors of the flu vaccine, has caused many students at the College to have trouble accessing the flu shot. With only about 300 doses, Health Services at the College can guarantee the flu shot only to those who fall into the "high risk" category.

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