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Father Louis Palmieri leads a blessing of a new statue at Holy Family Parish in Amesbury. Pilot photo courtesy/Holy Family Parish

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Monsignor Helmick named "Person of the Year"

WEST ROXBURY -- Msgr. William M. Helmick, pastor of St. Theresa of Avila parish in West Roxbury, was named Person of the Year by the County Roscommon Association of Boston at their annual St. Patrick's Day Banquet at the Elks Hall in West Roxbury. The County Roscommon Association is the largest Irish county club in the United States.

Regis College takes digital leap with iPads for all on campus

WESTON -- Regis College President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, has announced that Regis is embracing digital technology to become an iPad institution this fall. "I'm very excited that iPads have now arrived on campus; it's not only about the tools, it's about the pedagogical innovation," she said. "Regis is becoming a leader in higher education in the kind of interactive and participatory teaching and learning that our digital world invites. We are building classrooms without walls as part of our global outreach," noted President Hays.

Since early spring, more than a dozen faculty members have been working with iPads to incorporate digital pedagogy into their curriculum design in preparation for the kick-off this autumn. Afterward, all incoming full-time students, and all full-time and half-time faculty members will receive iPads with apps tailored to the Regis learning community, and begin using them in course work, interactive class discussions, and in-class research.

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