On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Mount Ida College will host International Survivors of Suicide Day, sponsored by the National Center for Death Education (NCDE) at Mount Ida and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s 15th Annual International Survivors of Suicide Day is a day that unites survivors of suicide loss around the world for mutual support in remembering their loved ones and practical guidance on coping with grief.

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Thousands of survivors gather at events hosted across the globe on this day to participate in programs featuring personal stories of strength, advice, and guidance. Event programming is designed to help survivors find comfort and hope by being with others who share similar emotions and feelings on being a survivor of suicide loss. Attend in person on November 23 to experience the power of community healing and support.

If you are interested in attending this conference, please register online. Registration fees are $30 per person, $25 for students and $60 for a family of four. Scholarships are available to assist with registration fees.

Please contact Melanie Varady at mvarady@afsp.org for more information on International Survivors of Suicide Day at Mount Ida College.

For more information on The National Center for Death Education (NCDE) at Mount Ida College, click here.

Recently, the Boston Globe featured a story about the kick-off event of the N² Innovation Corridor Initiative. This innovation initiative is designed to bring together public and private stakeholders to attract and support the corridor adjacent to I-95 Newton-Needham as a major technology and innovation hub. This inaugural event brought together numerous stakeholders who call the Newton-Needham area home, including Mount Ida College.

Mount Ida was proud to sponsor and participate in the inaugural event, which led with discussion on how to attract more technology companies, start-ups and other innovators to our region. This technology driven initiative has grown into a coalition of large and small businesses, with over 250 business executives and local and state officials attending the first event, including President of Mount Ida College Barry Brown, staff, faculty and students.


Mount Ida looks forward to continuing our relationship with the N² Corridor Initiative in helping to bring new opportunities to our region and building future relationships with innovative companies in the new corridor.

Read more from the Boston Globe on the inaugural N² Innovation Corridor event here.

To learn more about this new initiative, visit N² Innovation Corridor Initiative’s website.

If you are a business located or thinking about locating to the N2 Innovation Corridor and are interested in seeking strategic partnerships with Mount Ida College, please contact Deborah Hirsch, Vice President for Development and Director for External Relations at dhirsch@mountida.edu.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Newton, MA—Mount Ida College has been selected as the venue of choice by the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAWLE) for its 10th Annual Conference to be held Friday, November 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. MAWLE is a non-profit professional association established to advance and support women in law enforcement careers; members include both men and women in law enforcement and related fields.

Attorney General Martha Coakley & Distinguished Law Enforcement Experts

Hosted by Newton Chief of Police Howard Mintz with welcome remarks from Newton Mayor Setti Warren and Mount Ida College President Barry Brown, the 10th Annual Conference also is pleased to present Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley as its keynote speaker.


After opening ceremonies, there will be a panel discussion, “Supervising Personnel in a Male Dominated Profession” with panel members: Chief Howard Mintz, Newton; Superintendent Deborah Friedl, Lowell; Chief Daniel O’Leary, Brookline; Chief Judy Jackson, Springfield College. Then attendees will break out into two different breakout sessions: in session 1, Boston Stress Unit and Assessment Center Training; and in session 2, Women as Effective Communicators and 10 Steps to Financial Mastery.

Experiential Learning Opportunity for Students

Students from Mount Ida College’s Criminal Justice Program will volunteer to help coordinate the conference, in addition to sitting in on panel discussions and sessions. Criminal Justice Department Chair Donna Ross says having the MAWLE 10th Annual Conference on campus is yet another way for her students pursuing a career in criminal justice to get hands-on learning and be exposed to well-regarded and respected experts in the field.

If you would like to learn more about MAWLE or the 10th Annual Conference, visit their website at www.mawle.org. To learn more about Mount Ida College’s Criminal Justice Program, visit our undergraduate majors, or contact Donna Ross directly at dross@mountida.edu.