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AIC To Host 81st Annual Model Congress Virtual Emergency Session

American International College’s (AIC) 81st annual Model Congress will convene virtually on Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. In lieu of the traditional weekend conference, AIC’s Model Congress is hosting a free-to-attend Zoom emergency session.

 

In 2021, the tradition will continue, albeit differently. This year, AIC’s Model Congress will convene with an emergency session only. Due to the pandemic, the committee sessions typically held throughout the weekend-long event are suspended. Any high-school student can register to attend. Zoom information will be provided to all participants closer to the date of the event. Since this is an emergency-style debate session, participants will not know the topic of the legislation until minutes before the session begins to simulate a true emergency session in Congress.

 

Since the purpose of this event is to uphold the tradition of AIC’s yearly Model Congress and have fun, no awards will be presented this year. High-school students interested in participating are invited to visit aicmodelcongress.org to learn more and/or register, or e-mail model.congress@aic.edu for additional information. Full story is available at BusinessWest. The 81st Model Congress was also covered by MassLive.

Women’s Fund virtual panel to discuss racial disparities in maternal health

The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts announced that they will host a virtual panel event on racial disparities in maternal health on April 15 at 11 a.m. during Black Maternal Health Week.

 

The panelists who will be part of the discussion are Dayna Campbell an Assistant Professor at American International College, Tonja Santos, Assistant Director of the Division of Midwifery at Baystate Health, and Marisa Pizii, Deputy Director of programs of Civil Liberties and Public Policy. Full story and topics to be presented available on WWLP-22News.

Toronto Marlies Sign Defenceman Brennan Kapcheck

The Toronto Marlies announced today that the hockey club has signed defenceman Brennan Kapcheck to a two-year AHL contract. He will join the Marlies on a professional try-out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. Kapcheck, 24, appeared in 19 games with American International College (AIC) this past season, registering 18 assists while serving as captain. The Mt. Prospect, IL native led his team to the 2021 Atlantic Hockey Championship and was named AHA (East) Player of the Year and Best Defenceman, the first player at AIC to be recognized for both honours. Through four seasons at AIC, Kapcheck recorded 94 points (14 goals, 80 assists) in 128 games, setting a Division I-era school record for career assists. Our Sports Central has the full story. Many additional outlets picked up this news including The Chronicle Herald CAOttawa CitizenCalgary Herald, to name a few.

AIC Student Chad Moir's DopaFit Exercise Movement Center Announces Limitless, a New Initiative to Help People with Parkinson’s Disease

AIC student Chad Moir, founder and CEO of DopaFit Inc., a Parkinson’s disease movement center, is known for helping people with Parkinson’s slow the progression of their disease with exercise and other non-pharmacological treatments. Those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease are often forced to stop doing the things they love. Many give up their passions, hobbies, and lose their sense of self. Limitless by DopaFit has been created to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to redefine their lives by giving them a chance to do something they once loved. Learn more about this new initiative in Healthcare News and BusinessWest. Moir was also recently named a Difference Maker by BusinessWest.

NCAA Hockey: No. 1 University of North Dakota uses strong first period to defeat No. 4 AIC in Midwest Regional semi (photos)

The North Dakota University Fighting Hawks defeated No. 4 American International College, 5-1, during the Midwest Regional semifinals at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D. on Friday, March 26, 2021.We fought until the end,” Yellow Jackets coach Eric Lang said. “I couldn’t be more proud of what these guys have done. They have all missed weddings, funerals, Thanksgiving, Christmas, among other things, this season.

The Yellow Jackets finished another memorable season at 15-4-0. AIC will also bid farewell to seven seniors in Jeff Baum, Oskar Stromberg, Brennan Kapcheck, Tobias Fladeby, Stefano Durante, Justin Young, and Chris Dodero. Full story is available on MassLive. Similar stories can be found on Inside Hockey and WesternMassNews.

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