Malone launches esports program and hosts tournament


TOWNSHIP – Officials at Malone University recently announced that the institution is adding eSports to its inter-varsity offerings for students. The new program kicks off this month with the hosting of a tournament for high school students on January 15th.

Malone officials are exploring National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) membership and will kick off the program with competitions in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Valorant.

To commemorate the launch of the new esports program, Malone is sponsoring a tournament on January 15 for students in grades 9-12. The tournament, Rocket Smash, will feature competitions in Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Prizes will be offered for first, second and third place in each competition.

“Players will compete as a team for the Rocket League game and individually for Super Smash Bros. Those who are eliminated will still have the option of playing in non-tournament games,” said Andrew Boak, tournament director and programmer analyst. at Malone.

For more information and to register for the tournament, visit www.malone.edu/rocketsmash. There is no charge to participate.

Stark State College sets express enrollment days

JACKSON TWP. – Stark State College makes it easy for prospective students to enroll in one day to take advantage of over half the tuition discount for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 18.

Express registration days are scheduled until January 15. For dates, times and more information visit www.starkstate.edu/express, email [email protected] or call 330-494-6170. Students can talk to admissions counselors, get financial aid advice, and take admissions tests. Classes are offered online and on campus. Bring high school transcripts (and any college) as well as the student’s 2019 income statement (and parents’ statement if dependent).

Walk-in tours are accepted, but reservations are preferred at starkstate.edu/express. Applications for admission are available online at starkstate.edu/admissions_form.

Nominations expected for Music Educator of the Year award

TOWNSHIP – The deadline for the sixth annual Canton Symphony Orchestra Music Teacher of the Year award is Thursday. Anyone can nominate a music teacher for this price. We will celebrate their hard work, persistence and dedication to sharing music in our community. The award will be presented on March 5, during the MasterWorks, Celebration of Canton Symphony Orchestra concert.

The Music Educator of the Year Award will be presented alongside the Art Educator of the Year Award and will be co-sponsored by the Canton Art Museum and the Massillon Museum. To learn more about this award and to nominate a music teacher, visit www.cantonsymphony.org/music-educator-of-the-year-award/.

Links to appoint an art educator are available on the websites of the Massillon Museum (www.massillonmuseum.org/art-educator-of-the-year-award) and the Canton Museum of Art (cantonart.org/art-educator -year-award).

Minority students can apply for a Dominion Energy scholarship

RICHMOND, Virginia – As part of its Educational Equity Scholarship program, Dominion Energy is awarding $ 500,000 in scholarships to 60 students in 2022. In its second year of the $ 10 million over six years, the program helps cover undergraduate higher education expenses for underrepresented minority students. who reside in the company’s service area.

The scholarship application period is open until 4 p.m. on January 25.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Identify yourself as Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or native of Alaska; Asian; or native of Hawaii or other Pacific Islander with graduate fees,
  • Be a high school or graduate, or current undergraduate student residing in Connecticut, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Wyoming or Utah, with the intention of enrolling full time at a two or four accredited institution. year of college, university or vocational-technical studies for the entire upcoming school year; and
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

A total of 60 scholarships totaling $ 500,000 will be awarded in 2022. Among these, 20 scholarships of $ 5,000 each will be made available to students enrolled in two-year schools, while 40 scholarships of $ 10,000 each. will be awarded to students enrolled in four-year programs. schools. Fellows will be able to renew the scholarships as they progress through school, provided they meet certain criteria, such as GPA requirements and residency in an eligible state.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, a nonprofit organization specializing in the management of scholarship and tuition assistance programs. Scholarship America will support Dominion Energy in the selection of finalists.

Stark State College to help students with “blocked credits”

JACKSON TWP. – There is good news for Northeastern Ohio students with “blocked credits” – the ones they’ve earned but can’t access because their old institution holds their transcript as collateral an unpaid balance at the establishment.

Stark State College and seven other higher education institutions in Northeast Ohio will work with Ithaka S + R, a provider of policy advice and support services to academic and cultural communities, to design and pilot a pact for settle institutional debt and publish transcripts of returning students with these frozen credits.

An estimated 6.6 million students nationwide have blocked credits with average balances ranging from $ 631 for alumni of community colleges to $ 4,400 for alumni of research universities.

The pilot program plans to educate students this spring, with students starting to re-enroll under the pact in the fall.


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