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Westfield State University is a comprehensive, coeducational, four-year public university in Westfield, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1838 by noted educator and social reformer Horace Mann as the first public co-educational college in America without barrier to race, gender, or economic class. Wikipedia.


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Morckel V.,University of Michigan-Flint | Terzano K.,Westfield State University
Journal of Physical Activity and Health | Year: 2014

Background: This study examines the relationships between physical activity, travel attitudes, commute mode choice, and perceived neighborhood characteristics. A recent study found that people who walk or bike during their commute exercise more outside of the commute than do people who commute by mass transit or car. The current study seeks to explain what might account for this relationship, using ANOVA models (Method) conducted on survey data from 3 cities. Results: Perceived neighborhood characteristics and travel attitudes influence participants' reported physical activity levels both during the commute and outside of the commute. Conclusion: While the study does not establish causality, the results provide some support for the notion that policy makers interested in increasing physical activity levels should consider changing not only the physical environment, but also perceived neighborhood characteristics and travel attitudes. © 2014 Human Kinetics, Inc.


News Article | October 28, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Leading online higher education resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its rankings of the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016-2017. A two- and four-year school list was created for each state, with the following receiving top honors: University of Massachusetts - Lowell, Amherst and Dartmouth campuses, Westfield State University and Lesley University for four-year schools; Bunker Hill Community College, Holyoke Community College, Middlesex Community College, Massasoit Community College and Greenfield Community College for two-year schools. "The Massachusetts Department of Education has been steadily working on initiatives to ramp up college completion numbers by 2025,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "These colleges are examples of how higher education in Massachusetts is becoming more flexible, offering affordable, top-quality online learning programs to help more students earn degrees.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts’s list, schools are required to meet several stringent base qualifications. Each institution must be an accredited, public or private not-for-profit college or university. Schools must also fall within specific affordability guidelines, offering in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools and below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. A complete lists of colleges on the two- and four-year lists are included below. To learn more about where each specifically falls in the ranking and find more details about the data analysis and methodology used to score each state, visit the following link: The two-year schools honored as the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016 are: Berkshire Community College Bristol Community College Bunker Hill Community College Greenfield Community College Holyoke Community College Massachusetts Bay Community College Massasoit Community College Middlesex Community College Northern Essex Community College Roxbury Community College The four-year schools honored as the Best Online Colleges in Massachusetts for 2016 are: Fitchburg State University Framingham State University Hebrew College Lesley University Massachusetts Maritime Academy National Graduate School of Quality Management Salem State University University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Boston University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth University of Massachusetts - Lowell Westfield State University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


Fakunmoju S.B.,Westfield State University | Bammeke F.O.,University of Lagos
Journal of Adolescence | Year: 2015

Despite the exposure of children to physical abuse in more than one setting in many regions of the world, little is known about the associations of physical abuse in different settings (e.g., at home and school) with anxiety disorders and depression among adolescents and youths. Using a convenience sample of 502 adolescents and youths ages 13-23 years from five public and three private senior secondary schools in Nigeria, the study examined associations of gender and physical abuse by parents with anxiety disorders as well as associations of physical abuse by parents and/or teachers with depression in the sample, 39.6% of whom had experienced physical abuse at home and in school. Findings suggest that physical abuse by parents was associated with anxiety disorders and depression than physical abuse by teachers. Being female was equally associated with anxiety disorders. Implications of findings for mental health, practice, research, and theory are discussed. © 2015 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.


News Article | December 1, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM:DWCH) today announced that Ken Tacelli has been appointed chief operating officer. Reporting to CEO Michael Morrison, Tacelli is responsible for global sales and marketing, and aligning each discipline with corporate initiatives for 2017 and beyond. Tacelli joined Datawatch in May 2016 and was previously the senior vice president of worldwide sales. In addition to his global sales responsibilities, Tacelli is now also spearheading marketing efforts to properly position Datawatch in the analytics market, expand awareness and generate leads for the company’s market-leading data preparation solutions. “In the relatively short period of time that Ken has been with Datawatch, he has been instrumental in accelerating Datawatch’s top-line revenue growth,” said Morrison. “He’s demonstrated a tremendous ability to focus our go-to-market strategy on activities that will drive short-term revenue while simultaneously executing on our long-term vision and strategy to enable organizations and individuals to ‘analyze everything.’ Ken has instilled a ‘customer first’ attitude throughout our organization, and his sales and marketing expertise, as well as his strong leadership qualities, have brought positive change to the company. I am confident he is the right leader to move Datawatch forward at this important time in our development.” Prior to joining Datawatch, Tacelli was senior vice president of worldwide sales for Skillsoft, a global leader in eLearning, online training and talent solutions. Previously, he served as senior vice president of worldwide sales for enterprise information management company OpenText. Tacelli has also held senior leadership positions at CA Technologies, IBM, Metatomix and EMC. He began his business career after serving the country as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. Tacelli earned a B.S. from Westfield State University and an MBA from Northeastern University. “Datawatch redefined data preparation with the Monarch self-service platform, which empowers any data user with the ability to unlock information from virtually any source and rapidly make it analytics-ready,” said Tacelli. “And Datawatch is once again leading the industry with its vision for data socialization. The company’s innovative technology and superior customer service make it the ideal answer to nagging data preparation challenges. I look forward to applying my experience at high-performing sales organizations to help Datawatch further identify and capitalize on its unique market opportunity, boost global product adoption, and drive revenue growth in 2017 and for years to come.” To learn more about Datawatch, please visit: www.datawatch.com. For more information on Datawatch Monarch, go to: http://www.datawatch.com/our-platform/monarch/. About Datawatch Corporation Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM:DWCH) enables ordinary users to achieve extraordinary results with their data. Only Datawatch can unlock data from the widest variety of sources and prepare it for use in visualization and analytics tools, or for other business processes. When real-time visibility into rapidly changing data is critical, Datawatch also enables users to analyze streaming data, even in the most demanding environments, such as capital markets. Organizations of all sizes in more than 100 countries worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. The company is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Singapore and Manila. To learn more about Datawatch or download a free version of its enterprise software, please visit: www.datawatch.com. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements contained herein, including but not limited to those relating to product performance and viability, are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: rapid technological change; Datawatch’s dependence on the introduction of new products and product enhancements and possible delays in those introductions; acceptance of new products by the market, competition in the software industry generally, and in the markets for next generation analytics in particular; and Datawatch’s dependence on its principal products, proprietary software technology and software licensed from third parties. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly-available documents, which include, but are not limited to, filings made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2015. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors. © 2016 Datawatch Corporation. Datawatch and the Datawatch logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Datawatch Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


News Article | December 1, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM:DWCH) today announced that Ken Tacelli has been appointed chief operating officer. Reporting to CEO Michael Morrison, Tacelli is responsible for global sales and marketing, and aligning each discipline with corporate initiatives for 2017 and beyond. Tacelli joined Datawatch in May 2016 and was previously the senior vice president of worldwide sales. In addition to his global sales responsibilities, Tacelli is now also spearheading marketing efforts to properly position Datawatch in the analytics market, expand awareness and generate leads for the company’s market-leading data preparation solutions. “In the relatively short period of time that Ken has been with Datawatch, he has been instrumental in accelerating Datawatch’s top-line revenue growth,” said Morrison. “He’s demonstrated a tremendous ability to focus our go-to-market strategy on activities that will drive short-term revenue while simultaneously executing on our long-term vision and strategy to enable organizations and individuals to ‘analyze everything.’ Ken has instilled a ‘customer first’ attitude throughout our organization, and his sales and marketing expertise, as well as his strong leadership qualities, have brought positive change to the company. I am confident he is the right leader to move Datawatch forward at this important time in our development.” Prior to joining Datawatch, Tacelli was senior vice president of worldwide sales for Skillsoft, a global leader in eLearning, online training and talent solutions. Previously, he served as senior vice president of worldwide sales for enterprise information management company OpenText. Tacelli has also held senior leadership positions at CA Technologies, IBM, Metatomix and EMC. He began his business career after serving the country as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. Tacelli earned a B.S. from Westfield State University and an MBA from Northeastern University. “Datawatch redefined data preparation with the Monarch self-service platform, which empowers any data user with the ability to unlock information from virtually any source and rapidly make it analytics-ready,” said Tacelli. “And Datawatch is once again leading the industry with its vision for data socialization. The company’s innovative technology and superior customer service make it the ideal answer to nagging data preparation challenges. I look forward to applying my experience at high-performing sales organizations to help Datawatch further identify and capitalize on its unique market opportunity, boost global product adoption, and drive revenue growth in 2017 and for years to come.” To learn more about Datawatch, please visit: www.datawatch.com. For more information on Datawatch Monarch, go to: http://www.datawatch.com/our-platform/monarch/. About Datawatch Corporation Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM:DWCH) enables ordinary users to achieve extraordinary results with their data. Only Datawatch can unlock data from the widest variety of sources and prepare it for use in visualization and analytics tools, or for other business processes. When real-time visibility into rapidly changing data is critical, Datawatch also enables users to analyze streaming data, even in the most demanding environments, such as capital markets. Organizations of all sizes in more than 100 countries worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. The company is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Singapore and Manila. To learn more about Datawatch or download a free version of its enterprise software, please visit: www.datawatch.com. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements contained herein, including but not limited to those relating to product performance and viability, are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: rapid technological change; Datawatch’s dependence on the introduction of new products and product enhancements and possible delays in those introductions; acceptance of new products by the market, competition in the software industry generally, and in the markets for next generation analytics in particular; and Datawatch’s dependence on its principal products, proprietary software technology and software licensed from third parties. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly-available documents, which include, but are not limited to, filings made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2015. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors. © 2016 Datawatch Corporation. Datawatch and the Datawatch logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Datawatch Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.


News Article | November 3, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Angie Zych, Employee Benefits Services Representative, recently joined The Gaudreau Group Insurance and Financial Services Agency of Wilbraham, MA. Zych specializes in medical and ancillary plans with a focus on helping clients with enrollments, terminations, and changes. Prior to joining The Gaudreau Group, Angie worked in the Financial Services industry and obtained her Series 6 securities license. She is a graduate of Westfield State University. “Angie is a great addition to our Employee Benefits team. She and her colleagues help our clients increase employee satisfaction and retention with innovative solutions and outstanding service of their Employee Benefit plan needs,” says Jules Gaudreau, President of The Gaudreau Group. Not only has Angie amassed her own extensive knowledge of markets and trends in the Employee Benefits industry, but she also has access to the experiences of more than 2,000 benefits professionals via The Gaudreau Group’s partnership with United Benefit Advisors. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, The Gaudreau Group insures over 6,000 businesses and families in 14 states with combined annual premiums of over $100 million.


McKelvey M.M.,Westfield State University
Advances in Nursing Science | Year: 2014

The purpose of this study was to develop a metastory of nonbiological lesbian mothers' postpartum experiences utilizing Riessman's structural approach to thematic analysis. Ten nonbirth lesbian mothers were interviewed. Each shared a unique story of her first year of motherhood. Themes were individually analyzed within each story. The metastory of the postpartum experiences of nonbirth lesbian mothers revealed 6 themes including the following: At the mercy of health care providers, Nursing is the major difference between us, Defined by who I am not, Fighting for every piece of motherhood: The world can take them away, What's in a name?, and Epilogue: The new normal. Copyright © 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


Gustafson J.,Westfield State University
Policing | Year: 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to better understand the institutional and external factors associated with African-American and Latino representation in policing at the line and managerial ranks. Line representation analyses utilize new data sources and a full range of theoretically informed covariates. Managerial representation analyses provide the first comprehensive attempt to understand the dynamics behind minority promotion. Design/methodology/approach: Portions of the 2000 US Census of Population and Housing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation, Division of Governmental Studies, and Services (DGSS) survey and Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey were combined to produce a sample of 180 cities/municipal departments for analysis. Findings: Results indicate that the representation of minorities in political office and their presence in police leadership positions are among the most influential predictors of line officer diversity. Proportions of minorities in administrative police roles are greater in larger departments paying higher salaries. There is also evidence that the career advancement of minorities can be limited when multiple minority groups compete for the same promotional opportunities. Originality/value: This study provides a thorough examination of minority officer line representation and the first multivariate examination of minority representation in managerial positions using a national sample. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


LeDoux T.F.,Westfield State University | Vojnovic I.,Michigan State University
Applied Geography | Year: 2014

Neighborhood food environments have long been thought to play an important role in explaining differentials in dietary intake levels among disadvantaged populations. Yet, many studies have neglected whether or not respondents actually utilize their local food environment. This study utilizes household survey data, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a negative binomial regression framework to examine the relationship between neighborhood food environments, diet, and shopping behavior among socially and economically marginalized residents living in the lower eastside neighborhoods of Detroit, Michigan. The results provide support for a more nuanced understanding of the role that neighborhood food environments play in shaping consumption. While the number of fast food establishments negatively impacts dietary intake levels regardless of scale and travel patterns, spatial proximity to supermarkets impact wanes as distances increase and shopping behaviors are incorporated. Sociodemographics continue to play a vital role in explaining consumption patterns. Such findings are a direct result of the additional burdens placed on marginalized households to navigate the built-environment in search of affordable, nutritious food staples. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.


Burwell R.A.,Westfield State University
Journal of Adolescence | Year: 2015

Rumination has been linked with a number of deleterious outcomes, though relatively little is known about self-evaluative and emotion processes by which it develops. The current investigation uses a prospective, longitudinal design and self-report measures to examine the role of contingent self-worth, perfectionism, negative emotion beliefs, and suppression of negative emotion in predicting the development of brooding and reflective forms of rumination among 168 adolescents (98 girls, 79.6% European-American) undergoing the transition to high school (Mage=13.58). Results of structural equation modeling indicate that self-evaluative vulnerability (i.e., self-worth contingencies, perfectionism) and negative emotion beliefs, but not the suppression of negative emotion, predict brooding (but not reflective) rumination. The current study demonstrates how brooding is intertwined with views of self and core assumptions about emotion. © 2015 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.

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