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School Counselors Tipoffs Newsletter for Friday October 31, 2008


School Counselors Tipoffs Newsletter for Friday October 31, 2008 ( 1072 items )  

Teachers launch countrywide protest today
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- School teachers and principals will launch a countrywide sick leave campaign today in protest against what they called the government's inability to solve their salary anomalies and warned that the government could face a problem in the G.C.E. Ordinary Level paper correction if the issue continues, President of the Sri Lanka Teachers Union (SLTU) Joseph Stalin said yesterday. "Even though some of the Provincial Education Directors have sent circulars canceling leave in vi  more

''KISSAN KRISHIDEEPAM'' BAGS SOUTH ASIAN AWARD
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 (UNI) ''Kissan Krishideepam,'' an agricultural-based weekly television programme, has bagged the South Asian Manthan Award-2008 for the best e-content for development. The award was jointly constituted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation, World Summit Award- Austria and Centre for E-governance, Government of India, according to an official release here today. The project was selected for its best digital contents in agriculture and its multi-modal approach on e  more

'COLOR MY PYRAMID' NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM BATTLES OBESITY IN D.C. SCHOOLS
FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 6 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: An online game might be the secret weapon for winning the war against childhood obesity. Researchers at George Mason University have designed and tested a nutrition education program called "Color My Pyramid" to teach students how to evaluate their dietary intake and activity level. The program incorporates the Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid.gov for Kids Blast-Off Game, an interactive computer game that   more

'EXPERT' PREDICTIONS OFTEN FALL SHORT, SAYS GRAWEMEYER WORLD ORDER WINNER
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 3 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Political pundits should be held accountable for the predictions they make, says the winner of the 2008 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Philip Tetlock, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of business administration and political science, earned the prize for ideas he set forth in his 2005 book, "Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We K  more

'GRAND OLD TEACHER' OF TATA DIES AT 105
Jamshedpur, Oct. 31 -- The 'grand old teacher' of Jamshedpur and the oldest living employee of Tata Steel is no more. Ugrasen Sharma, 105, breathed his last on Wednesday. A teacher and a headmaster whose career spanned an amazing 42 years in the education department of Tata Steel had seen the city since its early days and taught most of corporate honchos. The aggrieved family is busy receiving condolences from across the country. "The phone of our house has not stopped ringing ever since the n  more

'NEW ENERGY ECONOMY: THE PATH FORWARD - A LOCAL FOCUS' CONFERENCE OFFERS COMMUNITIES SUSTAINABILTY TOOLS AND RESOURCES
DENVER, Oct. 13 -- The Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation issued the following press release: On Monday, October 14, at the Colorado Convention Center, hundreds of Coloradans will gather to attend the second annual "New Energy Economy: The Path Forward - A Local Focus" conference. The conference will offer case studies, resources, and best practices for communities to become more sustainable. Networking, registration and exhibits open at 7:30 a.m. offering an opportuni  more

'OUR WORLD IS A GLOBAL VILLAGE' ACADEMIC DAY CAMP TEACHES GLOBAL ECONOMIC LESSONS
FARMVILLE, Va., April 14 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: The Longwood Center for Economic Education will host "Our World is a Global Village," an academic, summer day camp for children in grades two through five. Now in its fourth year, the camp involves 25 students in economic activities focused on life in other countries and parts of the world including Africa, Central America, and Europe. The 2008 camp will be held July 28-August 1 at Longwood University. The   more

'REGISTRATION BLITZ' JAN. 4-5 AT LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAIN CAMPUS
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 18 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: Lincoln Land Community College will conduct a "Registration Blitz" on Friday, Jan. 4, 8:00 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday, Jan. 5, 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to allow students to enroll and register for spring semester classes, all in one stop. Spring classes begin Jan. 12. The extended hours of the event are designed to assist working individuals and others unable to visit campus during regular bu  more

'SEARS TO BROADWAY' BENEFIT PERFORMANCE JUNE 7 AT WIU
MACOMB, Ill., June 3 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: An evening of Broadway show tunes performed by Western Illinois University School of Music faculty and cast members in Western's Summer Music Theatre will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7 in the University Union Heritage Room to raise money to support Macomb's annual Al Sears Jazz Festival Sept. 12-14. Returning to the musical theatre stage is Gene Kozlowski, who had a 33-year theatre career (1  more

'STINKY CHEESE MAN' WRITER TO VISIT JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, HARRISONBURG SCHOOL
HARRISONBURG, Va., March 31 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: Jon Scieszka (pronounced "SHEH-ska"), the writer of best-selling children's books and the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature will talk about the importance of quality children's literature and visit a "town" inspired by his new book series when he comes to James Madison University Monday, April 14. Scieszka, who was named to the new post by the Librarian of Congress James H. Bill  more

'STRATEGIC TIES WITH INDIA SHOULD BE US FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITY'
Oct. 30 -- By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Citing the India-US civil nuclear deal as a milestone, a senior American diplomat has put building close strategic partnerships with emerging nations like India and Brazil as key priorities for the next president. With the United States increasingly moving into a multidimensional world with more centres of power than in previous decades, different powers present different sets of challenges and opportunities, Deputy Secretary of State John D.   more

'TEACHING GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION' TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 9 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Internationally-known author and lecturer Diane Larsen-Freeman, Ph.D., will present "Teaching Grammar for Communication" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at The University of Findlay in Pfeiffer Lecture Hall, located in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. There is no cost to attend the presentation. Community members are welcome. A reception will be held from 4:15 to 5 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow Lar  more

'THE GOVERNOR'S ENERGY OFFICE ANNOUNCES RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES'
DENVER, Oct. 16 -- The Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation issued the following press release: The Governor's Energy Office (GEO) announced that applications for the residential programs are now available. The GEO is looking to partner with local governments, non-profits, and utilities on these programs for communities, who will administer these programs at a local level to homeowners. The residential programs include Energy $aving Partners, ENERGY STAR New Homes, Insulate  more

'UNREST AMONG YOUTH MANIFESTATION OF COLLECTIVE DISCONTENTMENT'
GUWAHATI, Oct 30 -- A lot of unrest among the youths could be eradicated if the courses taught at degree level were radically restructured, said Prof Kulendu Pathak, noted educationist and former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, while participating in a panel discussion on youth unrest at Handique Girls' College on the occasion of an Anwesha Book Fair recently, stated a press release. Dr Pathak lamented that the education system in the State was old and not job-oriented. To Dr Anuradha  more

'WORKING WOMEN: EQUALITY NOW AND IN RETIREMENT'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Thomas H. Allen, D-Maine (1st CD), issued the following column: 'Working Women: Equality Now and in Retirement' By U.S. Representative Tom Allen 1st Congressional District of Maine When the going gets tough, it often gets tougher for women than men. This fall, the economic slump worsened dramatically when credit and stock markets plunged. American women-who on average earn less, are often the head of single parent households, and often don't accumulate retire  more

08 AGRICULTURE, VETERANS POLICIES
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 12 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-District 2A, issued the following news release: Last week, the State Legislature passed a comprehensive Agriculture and Veterans Policy Bill (SF3683/HF3902)) that includes a landmark mandate to increase the biodiesel content of diesel fuel to 20% by 2015 and delivers on several popular veterans' provisions. I want to share with you some of the major provisions of this bill and what they promise for Minnesotans. We worked in a   more

08 SESSION ENDS ON A POSITIVE NOTE
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 19 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Sviggum, R-District 28B, issued the following news release: Following two weeks of negotiations, House and Senate leadership and Governor Pawlenty came up with a "global agreement" to solve the state's $935 million budget deficit, provide property tax relief to Minnesotans, provide tax relief to Minnesota veterans, and increase funding to our nursing homes. It's worth noting that, as predicted, this budget shortfall could be eliminated  more

08 SESSION: OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREATER MINNESOTA
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 28 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-District 2A, issued the following news release: The 86th Legislative Session convenes on February 12, 2008. In 2007 we passed a two year budget so most of the major budget issues have been settled until 2009. We may, however, need to make adjustments this year because the state is projected to take in less money than was projected last year as a result of a recent downturn in the economy. The current state of our economy refl  more

101ST AIRBORNE'S STRIKE BRIGADE SENDS DAGGER BRIGADE HOMEWARD BOUND
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Nov. 18 -- The U.S. Army 1st Armored Division issued the following news release: The 2nd "Dagger" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, from Schweinfurt, Germany, handed over responsibility of northwest Baghdad to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), from Fort Campbell, Ky., during a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 17, at the Camp Liberty Field House. "… It is with great humility, but with great confidence in the abilities of the  more

15TH STB SOLDIERS BOOGIE WITH CLARKE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
FORT HOOD, Texas, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: By Sgt. Matthew C. Cooley 15th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs "You put your left hand in, you put your left hand out. . ." People dressed in poodle skirts, t-shirts and camouflage spun around while laughing and dancing to the "Hokey Pokey", R&B and a mix of 1950s era music. It may sound like an odd blend, but for many of the children at Clarke Elementary School, it was a good mix. Soldiers of 15th S  more

17 WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS COMPETING FOR 2007 HOMECOMING QUEEN
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 5 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Seventeen Western Kentucky University students are competing to become the 2007 Homecoming queen. The winner will be crowned during halftime of Saturday's Homecoming game against Troy University. The game begins at 4 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The theme for this year's Homecoming is "Movin' On Up." (For more on Homecoming activities, visit www.wkualumni.org) This year's q  more

180 CASE AFTER-SCHOOL TEENS FROM 5 AREA ISDS CONVENE FOR INTERNET SAFETY YOUTH SUMMIT
HOUSTON, Oct. 29 -- The Harris County Department of Education issued the following press release: About 180 teens enrolled in Harris County Department of Education's Cooperative for After-School Enrichment, or CASE, gathered for an Internet Safety Youth Summit Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6005 Westview. The interactive summit kicked off by U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson is a program to address danger and safety on the Internet with students and teachers from 11 after-school programs in Fort Bend, Houston, N  more

2006 LONGWOOD GRADUATE WINS NATIONAL TALENT CONTEST, PERFORMS ON PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
FARMVILLE, Va., April 10 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: A 2006 Longwood University graduate recently won a national talent contest in which she performed during a broadcast of the weekly public radio program A Prairie Home Companion. Laura Wortman of Scottsville is one half of the Honey Dewdrops, which captured first place in the annual "People in Their Twenties Talent Show," in which six musical acts were selected from nearly 1,000 entries across the country. T  more

2007-2008 OSAL AWARDS PRESENTED AT COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
CONWAY, S.C., April 25 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: The 2008 Leadership and Involvement Awards Ceremony, presented by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership, recently took place in Coastal Carolina University's Wheelwright Auditorium to honor the accomplishments of people who give their time, talent and energy to make CCU's campus a lively, stimulating place to live, work and study. More than 40 CCU students, organizations, faculty and staff m  more

2008 ASHEVILLE FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 29 -- The city of Asheville issued the following press release: The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that tickets for the 2008 Asheville Film Festival are now on sale. The Festival will begin with an opening night celebration on Thursday, November 6 and close with another event on Sunday, November 9 with venues throughout Downtown Asheville including Fine Arts Theatre, Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville Community Theatre, and 35 Below as well as YMI Cultural Center  more

2008 COEHS AWARDS
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 3 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) recognized four faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the University at its annual opening school reception Aug. 28. Jennifer Plos, a kinesiology instructor and clinical coordinator for the department's athletic training program, was named the COEHS 2008 Outstanding Teacher. Plos has been a faculty member at W  more

2008 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS DIRECTOR'S AWARD RECIPIENT
MACOMB, Ill., May 12 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: A Western Illinois University human resources manager received the Western Illinois 2008 Equal Opportunity and Access Director's Award for her contributions to the University and the community at the 19th annual President's Excellence in Diversity Awards Reception held May 8. The 2008 Affirmative Action Director's Award was presented to Andrea Henderson. According to Cathy Couza, director of Equal Opport  more

2008 NTPI Fellows Graduate
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 -- The National Association of Enrolled Agents issued the following news release: The prestigious Fellows designation from the National Tax Practice Institute has been achieved by 64 tax practitioners. This accomplishment is a clear demonstration of each Fellow's dedication to protecting taxpayer rights and state-of-the-art knowledge of tax law, rules and regulations. NTPI is administered by the National Association of Enrolled Agents, and application is open only to licen  more

2008 PHI KAPPA PHI FACULTY, ADMINISTRATOR INITIATES
MACOMB, Ill., May 7 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Eleven Western Illinois University faculty and administrators were recently inducted into Western's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. 2008 initiates include: Roberta A. Davilla, communication chair and professor, has been a member of the Western faculty since 2005. Her latest research has involved researching how couples communicate about personal finances and how children learn about mo  more

2008 PHI KAPPA PHI STUDENT INITIATES
MACOMB, Ill., May 6 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Nearly 150 Western Illinois University students were recently inducted into Western's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. The Western Illinois University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was chartered in 1972 by 25 faculty members dedicated to academic excellence. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and encourages superior scholarship in all academic disciplines, and honors persons of good   more

2008 WASC FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN KEEPS COFFEE COMING
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 26 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Due to the popularity of the Western Illinois University Anthropology and Sociology Club's fair trade campaign, students, faculty and employees can once again enjoy three varieties of freshly roasted, whole bean, organic and shade grown coffee. The 12-ounce bags of fair trade coffee available for purchase are "Sustain Yourself Blend," a dark Peruvian roast; "WAKE UP! Blend," a dark Bolivian roast; and   more

A BUDGET BILL, A BONDING BILL FOR MINNESOTA
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 7 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-District 2A, issued the following news release: This week we passed two important bills - a bonding bill and a supplemental budget bill. I want to share with you some of the merits of these bills and how they will help solve Minnesota's budget problems during these challenging economic times. Supplemental Budget Bill The Minnesota House of Representatives passed s Supplemental Budget Bill that reflects our commitment to s  more

A BUSY FIRST WEEK AT MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 15 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Sviggum, R-District 28B, issued the following news release: The first week of the 2008 legislative session is in the books, and in no way did it go by quietly. As this is my first experience taking part in a regular legislative session, I was somewhat unsure of what to expect. I can report there is rarely a dull moment, be it with constant committee hearings, visits from constituents and lobbyists, and floor sessions. The week kicked   more

AAHAB MEETS EVERY SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
AURORA, Ill., Feb. 14 -- The City of Aurora released the following news release: The City of Aurora African American Heritage Advisory Board shall be a non- partisan advisory board that is community based and funded by the City of Aurora. Its purpose will be to provide education to the community and act as a bridge between the African American community and all other communities within the City of Aurora. The AAHAB meets every second Thursday of the month at the Aurora Community Center, 50  more

AAU Proposes Science Policy Agenda For Presidential Candidates, Next Administration
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The Association of American Universities issued the following news release: The Association of American Universities (AAU) today proposed a detailed agenda for strengthening the nation's innovative capacity and elevating the role of science in the administration of the next President. AAU President Robert M. Berdahl said the organization is urging the remaining Presidential candidates to adopt elements of the plan in their campaigns and intends to work with the next Ad  more

ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: "Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." - Marian Wright Edelman. That opening line in the book, "Accountability for Results: the Realities of Data-Driven Decision Making," by Western Illinois University educational leadership faculty Sandra Watkins and Donna McCaw perfectly sums up the pair's feelings on education and sets the t  more

ADA SPEAKER SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 4
FINDLAY, Ohio, April 1 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay's Office of Disability Services will host a free workshop for all UF students, faculty and staff Friday, April 4, in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU). Jane E. Jarrow, Ph.D., will present "Improving Your Understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Endly Room of the AMU. The 10 a.m. session is geared to students, faculty and staff. The 2 p.m. sessi  more

Adult Literacy Week and GRCC Highlighted on Seattle Radio
AUBURN, Wash., Oct. 30 -- Green River Community College issued the following news release: Adult Literacy Week was celebrated across the state last week as part of an effort to raise awareness around adult education services. One in six adults in Washington state lack the education and training necessary to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Adult education programs are targeted at helping students get better skills that will then help them get better jobs and/or continue thei  more

ADULT STUDENTS COMPLETING GSC REGENTS DEGREES
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Oct. 23 --Glenville State College issued the following news release: Every year, thousands of eager students enter college with the intention of earning a degree in their chosen field. Most earn a Bachelor's Degree and head off into the work force. Some choose to continue their education in graduate school. However, there are other students who, for one reason or another, leave school without completing their degree. Some quit for financial reasons, some simply lose interest  more

ADULTS BELONG IN COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT
MURRAY, Ky., Sept. 23 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University's Center for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach will host an Adults Belong in College Information Night on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Tennessee Room at the university's Curris Center. The program is composed of two sessions and is designed to help participants understand how to file for financial aid and apply for admission.   more

ADVOCATING FOR ADDED $25 MILLION, EQUITABLE SUPPORT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 6 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Higher Education Partnership is completely supportive of Pre-K through Ph. D. education. From Higher Education Day until now, the university community has communicated a message calling for equity. It has consistently been the university position that a decrease of 10 percent or more (as has been proposed) for the universities compared to a 3 percent decrease for K-12 is not equitable. The Partners  more

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING MAJOR EXPANDS KNOWLEDGE AT NASA
WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 7 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: Many college-bound students enter universities without knowing what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Jordan Jensen, however, has chosen and committed to a future career full of discovery as an aerospace engineering major at Wichita State University. Even in his youth he knew what he wanted to do. Since fifth grade Jensen has been interested in aerospace engineering and flight. "It's just s  more

AFC 'A' certificate coaching course
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- An International Coaching Course and an examination to promote AFC 'B' Certificate qualified Football Coaches to AFC 'A' Certificate grade is now in progress at National Football Training Centre, Baddegana Road, Pita-Kotte, Kotte. This is the first occasion such a higher level course is conducted in Sri Lanka according to FIFA/AFC Coach Education Policy. Masoud Eqhbali of IR Iran is the Course Instructor. In addition to Sri Lankan AFC 'B' Coaching Certificate holders six   more

AFRICAN CULTURES FESTIVAL CONTINUES THROUGH SPRING AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY
RADFORD, Va., March 28 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The African Cultures Festival continues through May at Radford University. The festival began last fall with a variety of educational and entertaining events, including lectures, films, dance performances and a children's festival designed to share the customs, traditions and history of African cultures. RU faculty and students collaborated to bring the festival to the university and surrounding communities. E  more

Agricultural exhibition
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- An Agricultural, education exhibition and mobile service organised by the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture (Central Province) will be held from October 31 to November 02 at Diyatilake Central College, Hanguranketha.  more

AGRICULTURE GROUPS TO HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL FFA WEEK
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 14 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University agriculture student organizations will join forces with the national FFA organization to promote agriculture and the FFA during National FFA Week, which runs Saturday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 23. As part of the 2008 weeklong celebration, "Blue Jackets, Bright Futures," Western's Agriculture Education Club and National Collegiate FFA Chapter will host a pancake breakfas  more

AHA, Others Join Forces To Improve Care For Returning Troops
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education and the AHA have partnered with more than a dozen national organizations to educate medical professionals about the common health challenges facing returning U.S. troops. The Joining Forces initiative features an award-winning educational video series and other resources, available online at www.joiningforcesonline.org. "Like hospitals everywhere, HealthPartners saw a need  more

AHA, Others Thank Congress For Medicaid Moratorium
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: In an advertisement today in Roll Call, the AHA and five other associations thanked Congress for recent legislation delaying six Medicaid rules until April 2009. Language included in the Iraq war spending bill delayed rules covering certified public expenditures, intergovernmental transfers and graduate medical education that would have dramatically impacted hospitals, as well as rules affecting state provider tax laws  more

Air Force Association Announces the 2008 Frank M. Andrews Scholarship
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 27 -- The Air Force Association issued the following news release: The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the selection of James Neat as the 2008 recipient of the $5,000 Falcon Foundation Scholarship, which honors the memory and extraordinary career of Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews. Neat attends Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama, and is originally from Pasadena, Maryland. Each year, through the Frank Andrews Scholarship, AFA supports preparato  more

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT FOR DISCHARGE INTO WATERS OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 30 -- Alabama Department of Environmental Management issued the following public notice: 210 ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMIT FOR DISCHARGE INTO WATERS OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA AND REQUEST FOR COMMENTS NPDES Notice 09-01 The following applicants have applied for an NPDES permit to discharge treated wastewater into waters of the State of Alabama: MINERAL EXTRACTIO  more

ALABAMA LEAD SINGER & JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE RANDY OWEN TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS ELLIS ISLAND MEDAL OF HONOR IN NYC CEREMONY
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., April 24 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: A Wonderful Honor for Randy April 21, 2008 Randy Owen, lead singer of the legendary group Alabama has been chosen to receive the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in a ceremony to be held in New York City on Saturday, May 10, 2008. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor was established in 1986 to pay tribute to the immigrant experience and individual achievement. Each year since 1986, NECO has sp  more

ALABAMA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION PRESENTS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD TO POE
PADUCAH, Ky., May 20 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: At the 2008 Alabama Library Association Convention held in April, Jodi Poe received the Associations Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a librarian in recognition of leadership in a specific and noteworthy project that has resulted in a significant contribution toward the development of library service within the state of Alabama. Ms. Poe has demonstrated her l  more

ALAN FORREST RECEIVES HUMANITARIAN AWARD
RADFORD, Va., Nov. 15 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University counselor education chair and professor Alan Forrest is the recipient of the Virginia Counselors Association's 2007 Humanitarian and Caring Person Award. Forrest received the award at the VCA's annual convention in Portsmouth recently. "I am honored and humbled to be the recipient of this award," said Forrest. "It has particular meaning for me in that it comes from the compassionate and carin  more

ALCOHOL-WISE: WIU WORKING TO REDUCE ALCOHOL RISKS
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 11 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The first two months of college are a formative time for freshmen, who are developing academic and social habits on and off campus. "The first six weeks of the first semester are critical to a first-year student's success," confirms a fact sheet put out by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Western Illinois University - which counts among its four core values opportuniti  more

ALL SOUTHERN REGION TO HEAR ABOUT FIRE SAFETY MARCH 4
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 25 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: Lincoln Land Community College's Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) Southern Region will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, March 4 at Red Rooster Inn in Hillsboro. Litchfield Fire Chief Matt Weber will present a program on fire safety. Weber has been a firefighter and fire chief since 1975. He has served as a fire service instructor since 1981 and is very active in public education on the topic o  more

Alliant Energy To Host Economic Development Workshops
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 12 -- Alliant Energy issued the following news release: Interstate Power and Light Company, an Alliant Energy company, wants to help Midwest communities plant the seeds of success for economic development. The utility company plans to host an interactive, one-day workshop called Economic Gardening: Growing your own jobs and wealth in Riverside, Iowa, on September 22, 2008. Chris Gibbons, Director-Business and Industry Affairs Department, City of Littleton, Colorad  more

Alliant Energy To Host Economic Development Workshops In Belmont And Madison
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 18 -- Alliant Energy issued the following news release: Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), wants to help Midwest communities plant the seeds of success for economic development. The utility company plans to host an interactive, one-day workshop called Economic Gardening: Growing your own jobs and wealth in Belmont, Wisconsin, on September 23 and in Madison on September 24, 2008. Chris Gibbons, Director-Business and Industry Affairs Department, City of Littleton,   more

ALLISON TAKES INTERIM CENTER FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS RESEARCH POSITION AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 4 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: Rob Allison, recently retired president of Bank of America for Wichita and the state, will join Wichita State University as interim director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research. The center, part of the W. Frank Barton School of Business, conducts high-quality research on issues related to the area's economy. Allison, who has been involved with the center as a volunteer, will h  more

ALUMNA, PROFESSOR, LINDBLOOM, PASSES AWAY
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 18 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Valerie J. Lindbloom, 71, of Roseville, IL, a retired physical education assistant professor, coach and athletic trainer at Western Illinois University, died Feb. 15 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, 201 W. Carroll St., Macomb. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakw  more

ALUMNAE CELEBRATE GOLDEN REUNION
RADFORD, Va., June 9 -- Radford University issued the following news release: On June 6, more than 70 alumnae of Radford University returned to campus to participate in a weekend that marked their Golden Reunion. Then known as students of the all-female Radford College, the Class of 1958 donned nametags that featured photographs from their college years. Classmates gathered to tour the growing campus, share memories of their time together, participate in the Golden Reunion Class induction   more

ALUMNI HONORED FOR CONTINUING COLLEGE'S LEGACY
DENVER, Oct. 16 -- Metropolitan State College of Denver issued the following news release: Some students graduate from college and rarely look back. Others carry the spirit of their college days with them throughout their lives. The latter applies to six Metropolitan State College of Denver alumni who have been recognized as 2008 Outstanding Alumni. The Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations selected the recipients from a pool of nominees whose stories exemplify the association'  more

ALUMNUS GIVES $500,000 FOR ANATOMY EDUCATION
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 20 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Dr. Charles R. "Bob" Kaelin says that higher education wasn't a given when he was growing up in southwest Jefferson County. "My father had an eighth grade education and my grandfather finished fourth grade," he said. "When I got to the University of Louisville, I wasn't sure I belonged here." The graduate of Valley High School ended up earning three degrees from UofL, going on to a practice as a succ  more

AMA Wants Physicians To Stake A Claim For Accurate Insurer Payments This Fall
CHICAGO, Oct. 29 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: As part of its national campaign to save the health system billions of dollars by improving the accuracy and efficiency of medical claims processing, the American Medical Association (AMA) today announced it has selected November for the first national Heal that Claim Month. Many physician practices often experience an increase in claim denials from health insurers during the last quarter of the year, m  more

ANNUAL INFORMATION ASSURANCE FORUM THEME IS SMART BEGINNINGS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 24 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay will host the seventh annual Information Assurance Forum Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. This year's theme, "Smart Beginnings," focuses on different types of disasters that businesses may face and how those businesses can prepare and respond to those disasters. Sessions include, among others, "The Oops Factor - Accidents do Happen" and "The Big One - How t  more

ANNUAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FEB. 9
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 4 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: More than 250 middle/junior high and high school students will visit Western Illinois University on Saturday, Feb. 9 to demonstrate their scientific knowledge and technological skills at the 21st Annual Illinois Science Olympiad Regional competition. There will be competition in events such as "Wright Stuff," where students design, build and test rubber band powered airplanes, and "Balloon Launch Gliders  more

ANTI-HINDU ACTS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED: ABHINAV BHARAT
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 31 -- ABHINAV BHARAT was a little known organisation until two members, Sameer Kulkarni and Maj (retd) Ramesh Upadhyaya, were arrested on October 28 in connection with the Malegaon blast, but the outfit claims the legacy of none other than Veer Savarkar. Savarkar, who coined the term "Hindutva" in 1923 and came up with the idea of Hindu nationalism, founded Abhinav Bharat in 1893, but dissolved it in 1952. It was revived in 2006 to counter "anti-Hindu activities", said pr  more

AONE CEO Named Chair Of National Patient Safety Foundation
WASHINGTON, July 3 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: Pamela Thompson, CEO of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, an AHA subsidiary, has been named chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors. Thompson has served on the NPSF board since 2002 and is the first registered nurse to serve as chair. "We're delighted with the appointment of Pam to chair of the NPSF Board," said NPSF President Diane Pinakiewicz. "Her deep professional experience a  more

APPLICATIONS FOR 2009 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM NOW BEING ACCEPTED, REP. ELLIS SAYS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian L. Ellis, R-Butler (11th District), issued the following news release: The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has begun accepting applications for the 2009 Environmental Education Grant Program, Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) announced today. Schools, universities, intermediate units, non-profit groups and county conservation districts are eligible and are being encouraged by the DEP to apply. According to the DEP,  more

APPLICATIONS FOR 2009 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM NOW BEING ACCEPTED, STATE REP. DALLY SAYS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 10 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Craig A. Dally, R-Northampton (138th District), issued the following news release: The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has begun accepting applications for the 2009 Environmental Education Grant Program, Rep. Craig Dally (R-Northampton) announced today. Schools, universities, intermediate units, non-profit groups and county conservation districts are eligible and are being encouraged by the DEP to apply. According   more

APPLICATIONS FOR 2009 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM NOW BEING ACCEPTED, STATE REP. DENLINGER SAYS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 17 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Gordon Denlinger, R-Lancaster (99th District), issued the following news release: The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has begun accepting applications for the 2009 Environmental Education Grant Program, Rep. Gordon Denlinger (R-Lancaster) announced today. Schools, universities, intermediate units, non-profit groups and county conservation districts are eligible and are being encouraged by the DEP to apply. Accordin  more

APPLICATIONS FOR 2009 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM NOW BEING ACCEPTED, STATE REP. WATSON SAYS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Katherine M. Watson, R-Bucks (144th District), issued the following news release: The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has begun accepting applications for the 2009 Environmental Education Grant Program, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) announced today. Schools, universities, intermediate units, non-profit groups and county conservation districts are eligible and are being encouraged by the DEP to apply. According   more

APPROVE TENURE FOR 29 WESTERN FACULTY
MACOMB, Ill., June 6 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Twenty-nine Western Illinois University faculty members were granted tenure by the WIU Board of Trustees at the Board's June 6 meeting. Tenure requests were submitted by President Al Goldfarb based on an extensive evaluation process at the department, college and University levels regarding the faculty member's teaching, research and service activities. Faculty members granted tenure, effective August  more

ARNO-TEMPLET AWARDED NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
DENTON, Texas, June 10 -- Texas Women's University issued the following news release: Courtney Arno-Templet, a four-year (2005-08) member of the TWU gymnastics team, was recently awarded the 2007-08 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable grant of $7,500. The NCAA awards up 174 Postgraduate Scholarships annually (87 for men, 87 for women) to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of inte  more

ART EXPERT PROFESSOR BARRETT TO GIVE TWO PRESENTATIONS NOV. 19
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 15 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Terry Barrett, Ph.D., professor of art education at The Ohio State University (OSU), will be on The University of Findlay campus Monday, Nov. 19. He will deliver two presentations: "An Interactive and Open Dialogue About Photographs" at 2 p.m. and "Visual Art and Personal Meanings" at 7:30 p.m., both in Pfieffer Lecture Hall, located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. Both presentations are free a  more

ASSEMBLY APPROVES PROJECT MONEY FOR VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE
LEXINGTON, Va., April 25 -- Virginia Military Institute issued the following news release: The Virginia General Assembly included funds in a state bond issue to improve VMI's Military and Leadership Field Training Grounds and to develop detailed plans to renovate the Science Building. "The governor and the legislature were working in a very challenging economic environment, and we are very pleased that we are receiving funds for our top priorities," said Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, superi  more

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF EDUCATION TO SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY HONORING THREE OTHERS
MUNCIE, Ind., April 23 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Diane Auer Jones, assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), will be the principal speaker at Ball State University's 152nd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 3. Approximately 2,600 students at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels are expected to receive their diplomas during the 10 a.m. ceremony, traditionally held outdoors on the F  more

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS BERGNER TO SERVE AS VISITING PROFESSOR AT CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 14 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: The Joseph W. Luter III College of Business and Leadership at Christopher Newport University is very pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Bergner, currently Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs, will be serving as a Visiting Professor with them next year. "I am delighted to be joining Christopher Newport University," said Dr. Bergner. "CNU is a vibrant educational institution wi  more

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS INTERVIEW SET
MACOMB, Ill., May 23 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The first of three candidates for the Western Illinois University assistant vice president for academic affairs position will interview May 27-28, according to search committee chair and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Inessa Levi. Ronald C. Williams, director for post-secondary education authorization at Tennessee Higher Education Commission in Nashville, TN, will be on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, M  more

ASSISTANT VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS INTERVIEWS CONTINUE
MACOMB, Ill., May 28 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The final two candidates for the Western Illinois University assistant vice president for academic affairs position will interview June 2-4, according to search committee chair and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Inessa Levi. The candidates include John O. Bello-Ogunu, associate dean of students/director, Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs and associate professor of communication, Wichita State Universit  more

At the helm for 30 years
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was born in 1937. Gayoom attended Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, earning degrees in law, education, and Islamic studies. After working as a university lecturer in Nigeria he returned to Maldives in 1971 and shortly thereafter began to work for the government. He held a number of important ministerial and diplomatic posts, including deputy ambassador to Sri Lanka and ambassador to the United Nations (UN). In 1978 he was elected president of Maldi  more

ATSDR ISSUES REPORT ON ASBESTOS EXPOSURE FROM LIBBY VERMICULITE
ATLANTA, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Centers for Disease Control & Prevention issued the following press release: Employees, their families and people living close to 28 exfoliation sites may have been exposed to amphibole asbestos from vermiculite mined in Libby, Montana between the 1920s and the early 1990s., a report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has concluded. The report identifies groups of people most at - risk from   more

ATTORNEY GENERAL KING: STUDENT INFORMATION SHOULD BE PROTECTED... NATIONWIDE EFFORT SUCCEEDS IN KEEPING DATA PRIVATE
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 30 -- The New Mexico Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Gary King's office says New Mexico joined 35 states and the District of Columbia in a unified effort to force New Jersey based company Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) to alter the way they collect personal information from junior and high school students. The AG's office says the information ERCA is asking from minors is personal and should remain private, reserve  more

ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN, 36 ATTORNEYS GENERAL REACH SETTLEMENT WITH STUDENT MARKETING RESEARCH FIRM
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 -- The Illinois Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that a Morristown, N.J. student marketing research firm has agreed to change how it collects and discloses students' personal information under a settlement reached with her office and 36 other Attorneys General. Educational Research Center of America, Inc., (ERCA) entered into the settlement based on allegations that it asked high school and junior high studen  more

ATTORNEY GENERAL MASTO SUPPORTS CRITICAL EFFORTS TO IMPROVE NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE
RENO, Nev., Oct. 29 -- The Nevada Attorney General issued the following news release: Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto today recognized the critical efforts of the statewide Ready for Life movement to increase the number of youth graduating from Nevada high schools with a strong and successful connection to the job market by the age of 25. "Young people are the key to our future. Our community leaders should be commended for working collaboratively to develop a statewide acti  more

AUDITIONS SET FOR 'THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES'
MACOMB, Ill., Nov. 12 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Auditions for the Feb. 14-16, 2008 performances of "The Vagina Monologues" at Western Illinois University will be held Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 12-13 from 5-6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 5-8:30 p.m. in the Horrabin Hall Theatre on the WIU-Macomb campus. Female members of the WIU community are invited to audition. According to Women's Center Graduate Assistant Becca Groves, the event organizers   more

Author Cites Reasons Why Boys May Underachieve In Classroom
CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 30 -- St. Petersburg College issued the following news release: Journalist Peg Tyre didn't set out to write a book about the problems that boys have in school. As a feminist, she admitted Wednesday to a gathering at St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus, she was really more interested in academic challenges faced by girls. But it wasn't long, she said, before she realized there were a number of problems that seemed to be holding male students back. The result  more

AUTHOR MCCALL TO SPEAK AT NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
NORFOLK, Va., April 11 -- Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Nathan McCall, author of the New York Times bestseller, Makes Me Wanna Holler, is scheduled to speak at Norfolk State University at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center. McCall will discuss his personal life experiences and encourage students to use their time at Norfolk State to advance themselves rather than taking their education for granted. A book signing will  more

AUTHOR OF 'I MAKE HORSE CALLS' DOES GUEST READING AT WRATHER MUSEUM
MURRAY, Ky., Sept. 15 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Dr. Marcia Thibeault, D.V.M., will read from her book, I Make Horse Calls, at Murray State University on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The reading will take place in the auditorium of Wrather Museum located at the corner of N. 16th street and University Drive. Well known for her expertise and love of horses, Thibeault is a retired equine veterinary practitioner and professor. "Anyone interested in  more

AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S AUTHOR TO PRESENT FAMILY HISTORY PRESERVATION WORKSHOP AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY
RADFORD, Va., April 11 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Esteemed educator and children's author Gloria Houston will present a free public workshop, "Preserving and Writing Family Oral Histories," on Thursday, April 17, 1 - 2:15 p.m. in the Bonnie Auditorium. Born in Avery County, N.C., Houston grew up in a country store instead of a house. Many of her stories are about her family and her experiences growing up in North Carolina. For the workshop, she will present a  more

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: CREATIVE CALIFORNIA
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 16 -- The California Arts Council issued the following press release: California's Creative Economy The creative industries in California are essential to the state's economy, from the nonprofit visual and performing arts organizations and museums to the for-profit creative businesses like design, film, multi-media, animation and music. As of January 2008, there are 98,949 creative businesses in California that employ 500,891 people-more than any other state in the n  more

BALL STATE DEAN DISCUSSES DIGITAL 'EXPORT' WITH MEXICAN UNIVERSITIES
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 25 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: While accompanying Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman on a trade mission to Mexico, Ball State University Dean Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco was able to strengthen relationships with two Mexican universities. Vasquez de Velasco heads the university's College of Architecture and Planning and was part of a 26-member delegation of top-level Indiana leaders who traveled to Mexico earlier this month. Stops during the   more

BALL STATE EXTENDS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAM TO INDIANAPOLIS
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 8 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State's journalism department and School of Extended Education have expanded the reach of the university's popular master of arts in public relations program to Indianapolis. The degree granting program was approved for Ball State's education center in Fishers by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, but it also allows classes to be taught at the Ball State Indianapolis Center, 50 S. Meridian St.   more

BALL STATE FILM TEAM PRODUCING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT INDIANA'S UTOPIAN EXPERIMENT
MUNCIE, Ind., May 28 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University is developing a documentary that will examine the little known daily life of residents of a failed utopian community in southwest Indiana. Ron Morris, a Ball State history professor, is leading a group of students to film a 90-minute documentary on the little known Owen community that inhabited New Harmony in the early 1800s. New Harmony is a historic town in Posey County on the Wabash Ri  more

BALL STATE HOSTS FIFTH ANNUAL COPYRIGHT CONFERENCE
MUNCIE, Ind., March 26 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State presents its fifth annual copyright conference, "Copyright in Oz: Over the Rainbow or I'll Get Your Little Dog, Too?" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. April 23 at the Alumni Center. The goal of the conference is to help attendees understand how to properly use copyrighted materials in an educational setting. "This year's theme relates to using someone else's copyrighted intellectual property," said  more

BALL STATE NOMINATED FOR NINE REGIONAL EMMYS
MUNCIE, Ind., June 23 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Coverage of Ball State University alumnus David Letterman's return to campus in 2007 resulted in one of the nine regional Emmy nominations recently received by Ball State University. Faculty, staff and students have been nominated in the annual program sponsored by the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Winners will be announced Sept. 13 during ceremonies in Cle  more

BALL STATE SCHOOL OF NURSING HELPS PREPARE MORE RNS FOR MILLER'S HEALTH SYSTEMS
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 21 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Who did Miller's Health Systems Inc. - a leading statewide provider of nursing homes and assisted living facilities - call to increase its number of registered nurses? Ball State University's School of Nursing. Indiana, and the rest of the nation, is in the midst of a nursing shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and their need for health care grows, according to the American Associati  more

BALL STATE STUDENTS LEARN BY TEACHING ART TO KIDS
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 25 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: A Ball State University program will allow kids to learn about the thoughts, ideas and creative art techniques behind children's book illustrations. Meanwhile, their instructors, Ball State education majors, will get firsthand teaching experience. Saturday Children's Art Classes begin Feb. 16 and lasts until April 5, with children's book illustrations as the theme for the semester. The classes, taught by Bal  more

BALL STATE TO BRING BEST-SELLING AUTHORS TO 30,000 SCHOOLS
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 15 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University and Simon & Schuster (S&S) Children's Publishing have announced an unprecedented partnership to bring S&S authors and illustrators into more than 30,000 schools nationwide through live, interactive Web broadcasts. The new initiative will use Ball State's groundbreaking Electronic Field Trips program to allow students and teachers to interact directly with a variety of literary and artis  more

BALL STATE TO HOST HIGHER EDUCATION SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 13 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University will host the 2008 Sustainability Summit for Indiana Colleges and Universities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Alumni Center, near Bethel and Tillotson avenues. Sponsored by Ball State, the Office of Academic Research and Sponsored Programs, the Council on the Environment, Access Technology Across Indiana and the Indiana Innovation Network, the summit will feature speakers and pan  more

BALL STATE WINS INAUGURAL OF BLACKBOARD GREENHOUSE GRANT FOR VIRTUAL WORLDS
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 21 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Blackboard Inc., a leading provider of enterprise technology for the education industry, announced Ball State University's Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Animation (IDIAA) as the winner of the company's first $25,000 Blackboard Greenhouse Grant for Virtual Worlds for its Cinema Arts Project. By leveraging the interactive technology of Second Life with the Blackboard course management system, Ball S  more

BALL STATE'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVES FACULTY TENURE, PROMOTIONS
MUNCIE, Ind., May 1 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State's Board of Trustees has approved tenure and faculty promotions for 2008-09. Eight faculty members were promoted from associate professor to professor, 26 were promoted from assistant professor to associate professor and 21 were granted tenure. Promoted to professor were: * Sushil Sharma, information systems and operation management * Brien Smith, marketing and management * Lee Spector,  more

BALL STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF ART TO OFFER CHILDREN'S ART CLASSES
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 17 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University's Department of Art will host children's art classes to explore children's book illustrations. Classes are limited to 20 students, who will learn about the artwork of story illustrations, the ideas they communicate and the methods used by artists and illustrators. The students also will explore a variety of 2- and 3-D art-making techniques. Students will learn how to produce work that  more

BALL STATE'S GRADUATE PROGRAM IN EDUCATION RANKED AMONG NATION'S BEST BY U.S. NEWS
MUNCIE, Ind., April 16 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: U.S. News & World Report is listing Ball State University's graduate programs in education among the best in the nation. The magazine's annual rankings of graduate programs granting doctoral degrees has Ball State's programs offered through Teachers College listed at 90th among 242 universities and colleges submitting information. The publication listed Ball State with 281 students enrolled full time in i  more

BALL STATE'S PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAM PART OF NATIONAL LISTING
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 27 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University's public relations sequence is now a part of PR News Online, which has posted profiles of programs around the country. Robert Pritchard, associate professor of journalism and public relations sequence coordinator, said PR News Online (www.prnewsonline.com) offers a place for prospective students to find valid, objective data on which to base their decision. Schools submit a profile wi  more

BALL STATE'S WEB SITE EARNS MULTIPLE RECOGNITIONS
MUNCIE, Ind., July 7 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State's Web site has received national and international praise with multiple Web honors since the site's re-launch in October 2007. The Ball State site has earned awards or nominations from four national or international professional organizations in education and new media marketing. "It's reaffirming that these professional organizations have recognized the best-practice and user-centric approaches we   more

BARKER NAMED UR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
MACOMB, Ill., June 11 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Bonnie Barker has been named assistant director of university relations at Western Illinois University, effective July 1, according to Director of University Relations Darcie Shinberger. Barker has been a member of the University Relations staff since November 1991, serving as a public information specialist. Her primary news assignments are with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Fine Art  more

BERKELEY COLLEGE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH WORK OF NEW YORK ARTIST BROWN
LAS VEGAS, N.M., Jan. 28 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: In celebration of Black History Month, Berkeley College is exhibiting the work of artist Aleathia Brown at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. The exhibit by this native New York City artist will be on display from February 1 through February 28. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat  more

BERKELEY COLLEGE CHARITY CAR SHOW BENEFITS ANIMAL WELFARE
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 13 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: The Berkeley College Bergen Campus 3rd Annual Charity Car Show raised $5,727 to benefit Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc., (RBARI) in Oakland, NJ and The Humane Society of Bergen County in Lyndhurst. "The type of community outreach that took place at the Charity Car Show is very much in keeping with the mission of Berkeley College to provide students with a well-rounded education, and a sense of giving   more

BERKELEY COLLEGE EXHIBITS HOMELAND PHOTOGRAPHS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College is exhibiting the photographs of 10 international students at the New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. The photos, taken by the students in their homeland, will be on display through December 29. The exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The opening reception will be held at 5  more

BERKELEY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY CELEBRATES GROWTH OF BERKELEY COLLEGE ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College Online started out slowly, fine tuning each degree program, and today offers a total of 15 online degrees. The attention to detail paid off, and over the past three years enrollment in Berkeley College Online has grown at an average rate of 50%. "The online program at Berkeley College is second to none," says Berkeley College Coordinator of Online Faculty Support, Dr. Mary Jane Clerkin  more

BERKELEY COLLEGE OFFERS NEW BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM IN INTERIOR DESIGN MANAGEMENT
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College is pleased to announce it has received approval from the New Jersey President's Council to offer a new Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design Management. The Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design Management was developed in response to student and workplace demand. Graduates who major in Interior Design Management are prepared for success in entry-level careers as projec  more

BERKELEY COLLEGE OFFERS NEW DEGREES IN FINANCIAL SERVICES AT NEW YORK CAMPUSES, BERKELEY COLLEGE ONLINE
LAS VEGAS, N.M., Jan. 24 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College is pleased to announce it has received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Financial Services. The new degrees are offered at the New York City and White Plains campuses as well as through Berkeley College Online. Both degrees in Financial Services   more

BERKELEY COLLEGE ONLINE LIBRARY RISES TO THE CHALLENGE OF DISTANCE LEARNING
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Providing online students with the same 'walk-in' feel, and the same access to services and materials as onsite students, was the initial challenge for Berkeley College Library staff when the institution first launched online courses in 2003. Today, the college offers 15 online degrees, and library staff is on hand to support and guide distance learning students every step of the way. As the United Sta  more

BERKELEY COLLEGE SENIOR VP EXTERNAL AFFAIRS HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION AT GARDEN STATE WOMAN OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College is proud to announce that Senior Vice President of External Affairs Teri Duda was honored as Garden State Woman of the Year in the category of Education at the Third Annual Luncheon hosted by the Garden State Woman Education Foundation. At the event, Garden State Woman magazine founder and editor, Judy Chapman, acknowledged all 11 of the award recipients for their commitment of giving bac  more

BERKELEY COLLEGE SPONSORS CHARITY CAR SHOW AT BERGEN CAMPUS
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 1 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Vintage, classic and antique cars from throughout the tri-state began rolling onto the Bergen Campus of Berkeley College in Paramus at 4:30 a.m. this past Sunday for the Third Annual Charity Car Show. A total of 176 vehicles were exhibited at the event that raised $5,702 to benefit the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc., (RBARI) in Oakland, NJ and the Humane Society of Bergen County in Lyndhurst, NJ. WABC-TV  more

BEU HEALTH CENTER LAB RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University Beu Health Center laboratory recently received the Clinical Laboratory Accreditation and Education (COLA) Laboratory Excellence Award, which is the organization's highest commendation. According to Beu Medical Director Dr. Richard Iverson, the Laboratory Excellence Award is the result of three successful random checks and a spotless record of customer satisfaction as desi  more

BEU PHYSICIAN ACHIEVES BOARD CERTIFICATION
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 14 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's Beu Health Center is pleased to announce that Medical Chief of Staff Dr. Richard B. Iverson has successfully completed the American Board of Family Medicine's recertification examination. According to Mary Margaret Harris, Beu Health Center director, board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who are not only certified throu  more

BJP EVOLVES FORMULA, ALLOTS FOUR SEATS TO AKALIS
New Delhi, Oct. 31 -- The BJP is likely to announce the names of the candidates for all the 70 Assembly seats for Delhi polls on Friday. Sources said that a consensus has been reached within the leadership for almost 67 seats and in the next 24 hours the party will decide the fate of the three seats including the prestigious New Delhi constituency from where the Congress has fielded Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Announcements would be made after the Parliamentary Board meeting on Friday e  more

BLASZAK WINS NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
RADFORD, Va., March 3 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University counselor education graduate student Whitney Carper Blaszak of Blacksburg was selected by the American Counseling Association to be one of 10 master's level recipients of the 2008 Ross Trust Scholarships. Each year the ACA names 10 master's and five doctoral level recipients of the $1,000 awards. RU counselor education professor and department chair Alan Forrest expressed the department's del  more

BLUE-RIBBON COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP FINALIZED
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 12 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Membership has been finalized for a blue-ribbon committee University of Louisville President James Ramsey formed Sept. 10 to investigate allegations of improper behavior in the awarding of a doctoral degree to a student in the College of Education and Human Development. Ramsey appointed the committee after allegations surfaced that the university had awarded a doctoral degree to John Deasy in 2004 in v  more

BOARD ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, APPROVES HONORARY DEGREES FOR FORMER FACULTY MEMBER STEVE BELL, ALUMNUS NIEL ELLERBROOK
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 25 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: An acclaimed journalist and an Indiana business executive responsible for directing the multibillion-dollar Vectren Corp. will be recognized with honorary degrees from Ball State University during its annual spring commencement exercises on May 3. At its regularly scheduled Jan. 25 meeting on campus, the Ball State Board of Trustees unanimously approved granting honorary doctorates to former ABC network news  more

BOARD OF EDUCATION TO HOLD MEETING NOVEMBER 5-6 AT HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN DES MOINES
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 30 -- The Washington state Board of Education issued the following news release: The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a Board Meeting on November 5 and 6, 2008 to discuss its ongoing work to improve student achievement and school performance in Washington State. The meeting will be held at Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA. On Wednesday, November 5, Board members will review the CORE 24 Implementation Task Force Charter and draft responses  more

BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET NOV. 8
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 6 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: EVENT: Board of Regents Work Session DATE: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 TIME: 9 a.m. SITE: 109 Breckinridge Hall During the work session, the Regents will discuss: presidential evaluation; general education redesign; academic program audits; and the proposed BOR Code of Ethics. (Following the work session, Board members will join MSU administrators in Room 302 for a retreat related to the Business Plan  more

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OKS SALARY INCREASES AS PART OF NEW $290 MILLION BUDGET PLAN
MUNCIE, Ind., May 2 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: For the third straight year, the Board of Trustees has approved salary increases averaging 4 percent for faculty, professional employees and staff. Acting at their regularly scheduled May 2 meeting on campus, board members passed the recommended salary adjustments while also approving a proposed 2008-09 general fund budget for the university that totals just over $290 million. The spending outline reflects an   more

BOARD OF VISITORS MEETING, SEPT. 26, 2008 ACTIONS/DISCUSSIONS SUMMARY
HARRISONBURG, Va., Sept. 26 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, September 26, 2008, in the Board Room of Madison's Festival Conference and Student Center. Following is a summary of actions taken by the board and key areas of discussion at the board meeting: * New officers were nominated and then elected by the Board; * Approved May 2, 2008 and June 4-6, 2008 BOV meeting minutes; * Heard and appro  more

BOARD OF VISITORS OFFERS RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT PENELOPE W. KYLE CONTRACT EXTENSION
RADFORD, Va., April 25 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University Board of Visitors has reached an informal agreement with RU President Penelope W. Kyle for her retention as university president for five additional years beginning July 1, 2008. Board member Mrs. Nancy Agee will head the discussions with President Kyle leading to a formal agreement. "I am honored to be asked to continue as president of Radford University for five more years. I believe th  more

BOOK SHOWCASES NATION'S BEST SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES AT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
MUNCIE, Ind., May 22 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: A newly released book, touting the nation's top sustainability initiatives at colleges and universities, includes a full chapter devoted to Ball State University. "The Green Campus: Meeting the Challenge of Environmental Sustainability" explores sustainability through profiles of campus programs and answers the question of what it means to be a green campus. "This book is about getting beyond all the lip s  more

BOOKSTORE GRAND OPENING SET FOR DEC. 6-8
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 28 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The Old Dominion University Village Bookstore will have its three-day grand opening celebrations Dec. 6-8. It will feature book signings by well-known writers, including David Baldacci, author of the bestseller "Stone Cold," and an official ribbon cutting slated for 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. In addition, there will be photo-ops with Big Blue and the ODU cheerleading squad. Located at the corner of 45th Street   more

BOOST IN TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE BENEFITS FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 17 -- The Illinois Department of Human Services issued the following news release: First Increase in Six Years will Give Temporary Assistance for Needy (TANF) Families a Nine Percent Hike Low income families finding it hard to make ends meet got some good news today. The Blagojevich Administration announced a nine percent increase in the benefit amount for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. TANF provides temporary financial assistance for pr  more

BOT RECOMMENDS NEW DEGREES
MACOMB, Ill., June 6 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees recommended new degree programs in engineering and nursing, basic (BSN) at its meeting today (June 6) at the WIU-Quad Cities campus. The proposed 133-semester hour engineering degree will be delivered at the WIU-Macomb and WIU-Quad Cities campuses and will provide an integrated course of study. The program will be a plus-two degree completion program (jun  more

BOT TO ACT ON FY10 BUDGET
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 13 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will consider Fiscal Year 2010 budget requests; approval of collective bargaining agreements; and set presidential compensation at the Friday, Oct. 17 Board meeting in the University Union Capitol Rooms. The WIU Board will begin at 8 a.m. with a scheduled executive session in accordance with the provisions of the Open Meetings Act. The open meeting will   more

BRIDGE COURSE CENTRE OPENED
JAMUGURIHAT, Oct 30 -- A Residential Bridge Course Centre (RBC) for boys was opened at Chilabandha Boys' MV School, Jamugurihat on October 20. Sarba Siksha Abhijan has opened this centre to train school dropouts and who never went to school under the age group of 14, and prepare them for admission into formal school. Inaugurating the centre, Padma Hazarika, MLA Sootea hoped that this centre will pave the way for the children specially the boys to get formal education after going through the non  more

BRONX HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that five high school seniors from the Bronx have received Merit Scholarships to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic growth and recognizes the pote  more

BUDGET DEFICIT NEARS $1 BILLION
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 4 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors, It has been a busy week at the Capitol. After having started with overriding the Governor's veto of the transportation bill, the House voted to set aside $40 million to help compensate survivors of the I-35W Bridge Collapse. The legislation would compensate survivors of the bridge collapse for lost wages, medical expenses, burial costs, physical and emotional pa  more

BUDGET FOR STATE SCHOOLS DIE AMID ALABAMA SENATE STALLING TACTICS AS LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 20 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The state Senate Monday night killed the education budget for next year, forcing a special session and likely at least temporary layoffs of thousands of teachers. Senators couldn't agree whether to give public universities $25 million more than approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee. The disputed $25 million represented less than half of 1   more

Budget Vetoes Reinforce Need For School Funding Reform
MADISON, Wis., May 16 -- The Wisconsin Education Association Council issued the following news release: Vetoes spare public education from further cuts, but the future of Wisconsin's great schools rests upon too much uncertainty. Governor Jim Doyle announced his vetoes to the Legislature's budget adjustment bill today. With the vetoes, the $527 million budget shortfall will not be filled by delaying school aid or reducing school funding. WEAC Vice President Guy Costello released the fol  more

BUSINESS FACULTY RESEARCH FORTUNE 500 CEOS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug. 27 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: What does it take to be the leader of a Fortune 500 company? Joseph Martelli, D.I.T., associate professor of business and Patricia Abels, D.B.A., assistant professor of business, are conducting research that may answer that question. Using the 2008 Fortune 500 company list, Martelli and Abels have gathered data on each company and its CEO. Basic information gathered includes ethnicity, gender, age, where each  more

BUSINESS LEADER PROVIDES $1.4 MILLION LICENSING AGREEMENT TO BALL STATE
MUNCIE, Ind., May 19 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University is incorporating a nationally recognized business management strategy and an immersive learning experience into the core of a new minor as a result of a gift-in-kind valued at $1.4 million from a prominent alumnus. Mikel Harry, a 1973 Ball State graduate and president of the Six Sigma Management Institute, recently presented the university's Department of Technology with an unrestricted p  more

CAIT RECEIVES TWO STATEWIDE AWARDS
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 4 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT) recently was recognized by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) for its leadership, innovative use of groundbreaking technology and commitment to excellence. At a statewide adult education administrators meeting held last month in Springfield, CAIT was lauded for two of its many creations: the GED-i, an on  more

CALLING ALL ACTORS, PRODUCTION CREW, BIG SCREEN IS COMING TO INDIANA
MUNCIE, Ind., March 21 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: How would you like to have a Hollywood debut without having to leave the Hoosier State? Ball State University's College of Fine Arts and its Institute for Digital Entertainment and Education (IDEE) are teaming up with Clothespin Productions to create a professionally produced commercial film. "My Name is Jerry" will star Doug Jones and will feature other professional talent and technicians from the Los Angel  more

CANDIDATES FOR PROVOST TO BE INTERVIEWED
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 19 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Two candidates will be on campus starting the week of Dec. 3 to interview for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, according to John R. Broderick, vice president for institutional advancement, chief of staff and chair of the search committee. Broderick said the search committee has reviewed the credentials of more than 80 applicants. He said the committee spent many long hours a  more

CANON AND CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY INTRODUCE THE INAUGURAL CLASS OF CANON LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 23 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) and Christopher Newport University (CNU) today will introduce the inaugural class of Canon Leadership Scholars at a ceremony at CNU. This inaugural class of Canon Scholars has an average high-school grade-point of 4.1 and SAT score of 1336. In addition, these students have also demonstrated excellence and exceptional potential in the areas of lead  more

CAPITAL AREA SCHOOL FOR ARTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR NEW FACILITY IN STRAWBERRY SQUARE
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 24 -- The city of Harrisburg issued the following press release: Mayor Stephen R. Reed, the Strawberry Square Development Corporation and the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) today announced plans for a new 10,400 square foot home on the first floor in Strawberry Square (Third and Walnut Streets) for the Capital Area School for the Arts (CASA) which is slated to open in August of 2009. Reed said the Capital Area School for the Arts is now in its eighth year of o  more

CELEBRATE LAFAYETTE GOES GREEN OCT. 4
LAFAYETTE, Colo., Sept. 23 -- The city of LaFayette issued the following news release: On Saturday, October 4 the City of Lafayette will hold its annual Celebrate Lafayette Festival with the inaugural Living Green: A Commitment to a Sustainable Environment. In its fifty-second year, Celebrate Lafayette blends the best of its traditional activities, like the free pancake breakfast, community parade and street fair, with something new--a focus on energy conservation and sustainability.   more

CELEBRATE NATIONAL GET OUTDOORS DAY
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., June 12 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Alabama is a state of incredible and diverse natural beauty. We have an ever-growing adult population who like to bike, hike, hunt, fish, bird watch, swim and more. But where are our children? American youngsters spend up to six hours a day watching TV or movies, on the Internet and playing video games and a scant 30 minutes a week of unregulated time outdoors, according to the American Recre  more

CELEBRATION OF MINNESOTA'S SESQUICENTENNIAL
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-District 2A, issued the following news release: 2008 is a milestone year for Minnesota, marking 150 years since Minnesota became the 32nd state to join the union. Celebrations for the Minnesota Sesquicentennial will involve yearlong, statewide celebrations to commemorate our past. Most festivities have been arranged during Sesquicentennial Statehood Week, May11-18, 2008. Statehood Day, May 11, will begin celebrations at the Cap  more

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION AT CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES ITS OUTSTANDING ECONOMIC EDUCATOR OF YEAR
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 19 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: The Center for Economic Education at Christopher Newport University is pleased to announce that Mr. Charles Baumgardner has been chosen as its Outstanding Economic Educator of the Year. Baumgardner is a veteran teacher who is currently the social studies teacher specialist for Hampton City Schools in Hampton, Virginia. Baumgardner has been selected for this honor due to his enthusiasm and ded  more

CENTER FOR HISTORY AND NEW MEDIA RELEASES FREE SOFTWARE TO MAKE ONLINE EXHIBITS EASY
FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 21 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: With the same ease that an individual can create and publish a blog, museums, historical societies, libraries and individuals will now be able to showcase their collections online with the public release this week of the free and open-source software Omeka. Created by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University and the Minnesota Historical Society, Omeka will allow smaller, less well-funded  more

CENTER OF ECONOMICS EDUCATION PRESENTS FREE WORKSHOP IN MADISONVILLE
MURRAY, Ky., Oct. 8 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University's Center for Economic Education and the Kentucky Council on Economic Education are sponsoring a free workshop for area fourth through eighth grade teachers about Adventures in Economics and U.S. History. Old National Bank and Madisonville Community College are sponsoring the workshop. The professional development workshop, which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at Madiso  more

CHEMISTRY SCHOLARSHIP CREATED TO HONOR RETIRED PROFESSOR PARK WISEMAN
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 13 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: A $25,000 scholarship fund has been established by Dr. Robert and Carlene Reed of Owensboro, Ky., in honor of Park Wiseman, a Ball State University chemistry professor emeritus. The Dr. Park Wiseman Scholarship will provide scholarships to students majoring or minoring in chemistry with sophomore standing or above. As a former student, Robert Reed said that meeting Wiseman had a great impact on his life. W  more

Cherokee Nation Hosting Free Historical Field Trips For School Children
TULSA, Okla., Oct. 29 -- The Cherokee Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The Cherokee Nation's cultural tourism department is reaching out to young minds by providing free educational tours to cultural and historical sites that are significant to Cherokee culture. The tours, available to 3rd - 5th graders, are designed to promote priority academic student skills (P.A.S.S.) in various general subjects, while also providing an authentic look  more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES 1ST ANNUAL BLACK ALUMNI HOMECOMING EVENT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 23 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: The 1st Annual Christopher Newport Universty (CNU) Black Alumni Homecoming Event sponsored by the Multicultural Student Association and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will take place on Saturday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Ferguson Center Music & Theatre Hall. All former graduates of CNU and CNC are invited. Alumni interested in attending should RSVP to msa@cnu.edu by Saturd  more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS-WIDE INITIATIVE RESULTS IN RECORD-SETTING DAY FOR FOODBANK OF VA PENINSULA
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 10 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: Christopher Newport University's campus-wide 'Food For Thought' initiative, conceived by university president Paul Trible to teach students the importance of stewardship and community outreach, set a new record of total pounds of food collected in a single day benefitting the FoodBank of the Virginia Peninsula. Food donations totaled 59,195 lbs. and monetary contributions totaled $4,749.00. Combi  more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF STOCK MARKET GAME
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 7 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: The following area high schools were winners in the Christopher Newport University Center for Economic Education's Spring 2008 Stock Market Game (SMG): 1st place Lafayette High School Williamsburg/ James City County Teacher: James Whyte Students: Carly Balster (Captain) Liz Graft Bethany Mallory Summer McBride Ending portfolio $116,858.04 2nd place Tabb High School Yo  more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY HOLDS 'FOOD FOR THOUGHT' CAMPAIGN TO BENEFIT FOODBANK OF VIRGINIA PENINSULA
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 3 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: On Sept. 4 th the CNU community will partner with the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula to sponsor the "Food for Thought" food drive to replenish the Foodbank's stores. "Food for Thought" is a two-week food collection campaign that involves all of CNU's faculty, staff and student organizations. This event is part of CNU's community partnership initiative, designed to unite campus and community me  more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY HOLDS 2ND ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF CLASSIC AND AUCTION AT KINGSMILL
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 7 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: Christopher Newport University is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Scholarship Golf Classic and Auction at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg on Saturday, April 26. Hundreds are expected to attend, including Governor Timothy Kaine, and Attorney General Bob McDonnell. This the second year both Governor Kaine and Attorney General McDonnell have attended this special event at the invitation of Dele  more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY HOSTS SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOCUSING ON GENOCIDE ALL PROGRAMS FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 2 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: Christopher Newport University will sponsor educational programs and seminars October 6 - 14 to raise awareness about the horrors of genocide and the abuse of human rights worldwide. This is made possible through the CNU Genocide Studies Endowment, a privately funded entity administered within CNU's Department of History in partnership with the National Genocide Education Project, a 501 (c)(3) orga  more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY'S CENTER FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION AWARDED GRANT FROM NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 6 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: The Christopher Newport University Center for Economic Education has been awarded a grant from the National Council on Economic Education as part of the Cooperative Education Exchange Program (CEEP). The CEEP is funded by the United States Department of Education and carried out in coordination with the United States Department of State. Grant monies and complimentary curriculum will be used to   more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY'S PRESIDENT'S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TO HOLD 5TH ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 10 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: Christopher Newport University's President's Leadership Program (PLP) will hold its 5th Annual Middle School Leadership Conference, The Journey of the Incredible, on Friday, October 24 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the CNU campus. This daylong conference targets Newport News middle-school students and focuses on the topics of service and responsibility, diversity and teamwork, and identity in lead  more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY'S VIRGINIA ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNOLOGY CENTER
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 1 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: The Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center (VECTEC) at Christopher Newport University is pleased to announce the award of a $25,000 Verizon Foundation grant to provide funds for a series of e-commerce training classes for rural businesses located throughout Virginia. The Verizon Series of e-Commerce Training Classes will help close the "digital divide" in rural areas of Virginia by educa  more

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY, NASA INVITE HAMPTON ROADS TO EARTHFEST 2008
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 27 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: What's your "carbon footprint?" Find out at EarthFest, a daylong community celebration designed to address the challenges facing our home planet and what we can all do to preserve and protect it. The Christopher Newport University (CNU) Institute for Science Education and NASA Langley Research Center will host the free, indoor-outdoor event Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  more

CIS WORKSHOPS ON TAIWAN AND CHINA SET FOR MID-SEPTEMBER
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 10 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's Center for International Studies (CIS) will host two workshops this month focusing on the recent history and current economic and political status of Taiwan and China. The workshops will be presented by distinguished international scholars T.Y. Wang of Illinois State University and Chunsheng Zhang of University of Oregon. The workshops will be presented as the result of a   more

CITY SEEKS GRANTS FOR GAINES STREET AREA PROJECTS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The city of Tallahassee issued the following news release: Through major recent accomplishments, such as the remediation project at Cascades Park and the demolition of the Johns and Clemons Buildings, which is the future site of the Florida Center for the Performing Arts and Education, momentum is further building to support revitalization efforts in the Gaines Street area. Soon, the City of Tallahassee hopes to add to this momentum by applying for three clean-up  more

CLINTON COMES TO BALL STATE
MUNCIE, Ind., March 27 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, made a campaign stop at the university on March 25. Clinton was joined by actor Sean Astin. An estimated 800 to 1,000 people attended the informal question-and-answer session, during which Clinton explained her mother's political stance on issues ranging from health care and education to civil   more

CMAP STUDENTS HELP LITERACY DAY ACTIVITIES
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 15 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: A group of Morehead State University students will support literacy efforts with two special events on Monday, Nov. 19. Students enrolled in the CMAP 382, Principles of Public Relations, are working with community and campus leaders to sponsor Family Literacy Day in Morehead. The day's events will include Morehead Mayor Bradley Collins signing a proclamation declaring Nov. 19 "Morehead Family Literacy Da  more

CMS Issues IPPS Final Rule
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released its fiscal year 2009 inpatient prospective payment system final rule, which scales back the proposed increase of 43 new quality measures hospitals must report to receive a full market basket update in 2010. Currently, hospitals must report on 30 measures to receive the 3.6% full market basket update in FY 2009. Hospitals not submitting data would receive a 1.6  more

CMS Rolls Out Medical Necessity Review Plan For Hospitals
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released its plan to transition responsibility for measuring and preventing improper payments to inpatient and long-term care hospitals from quality improvement organizations to other Medicare contractors. According to the plan, fiscal intermediaries and Medicare administrative contractors this summer will begin performing medical review of inpatient hospital and LTCH c  more

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT SET FOR MAY 10, SPEAKER ANNOUNCED
CONWAY, S.C., April 18 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Approximately 814 students are eligible to participate in Coastal Carolina University's spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 10 at 8:30 a.m. in Brooks Stadium. May and August candidates will be recognized in the ceremony. Receiving honorary degrees at the ceremony are commencement speaker and Vietnam veteran 1st Lt. Patrick Cleburne "Clebe" McClary, Doctor of Public Service; South Carolina Rep.   more

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY DEAN TO DISCUSS SOVIET PROPAGANDA POSTERS
CONWAY, S.C., April 22 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: William Richardson, dean of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University, will give a public talk titled "Soviet Posters and Utopian Dreams" Tuesday April 29 at 3 p.m. in the Wall Auditorium on campus. Richardson's talk is the keynote address of Coastal's Phi Alpha Theta history honor society spring induction. The event is free and open to the publ  more

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY HOSTS MENTORING DAY ON CAMPUS APRIL 3
CONWAY, S.C., April 2 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Approximately 300 Horry County elementary and middle school students will visit the Coastal Carolina University campus Thursday, April 3 for "A Day in the Life of a College Student." The students will be shown around campus by their mentors, Coastal students with whom they have developed a one-on-one relationship during the academic year. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. in Wall Auditorium with a keynote   more

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTE
CONWAY, S.C., April 24 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: To encourage students interested in pursuing entrepreneurial careers, Coastal Carolina University has established the Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute. The program got under way April 24 with an introductory seminar for all Coastal students led by three area entrepreneurs: Paige Bird of RE/MAX Ocean Forest, Chuck Parisher of Beverage Consulting Associates and Elizabeth Killen of Miss Lizzie'  more

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS SPRING CHORAL CONCERT
CONWAY, S.C., April 21 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: "An Evening of Opera" will be presented at Coastal Carolina University's Spring Choral Concert on Monday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. General admission is $8; alumni and senior citizens $6, and the event is free for CCU students, faculty and staff with valid ID. CCU choirs and three faculty members will perform a concert of opera scenes and choruses. Selected CCU voice majors will  more

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY RECEIVES $2.3 MILLION NSF GRANT FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION AND COASTAL RESEARCH
CONWAY, S.C., May 19 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Coastal Carolina University has received its largest grant, $2.3 million, from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a program that partners university graduate students and Horry County K-12 teachers in coastal science research. Funding for the five-year project, titled "GK-12 Fellows Linking Marine and Wetland Research with Science Education in Coastal South Carolina Schools," will begin   more

COBE CO-SPONSORS SBAA WORKSHOP
RADFORD, Va., July 2 -- Radford University issued the following news release: More than 100 deans from business schools across the south will be in Roanoke July 13-15 to attend the 2008 Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) Summer Workshop at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. The Radford University College of Business and Economics (COBE) will co-sponsor the event that includes representation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premie  more

COBE STUDENT INVITED TO RING CLOSING BELL AT NASDAQ
RADFORD, Va., March 27 -- Radford University issued the following news release: David Galuski, a student in the College of Business and Economics, was chosen to ring the NASDAQ closing bell at 4 p.m. Thursday. The ceremony was telecast globally. Galuski, along with several other RU student members of the Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization (SMIPO), are attending the annual Redefining Investment Strategy Education Forum at the University of Dayton. The closing bell ceremony ma  more

COEHS DEAN SEARCH UNDERWAY
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 13 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The search for a new dean for the Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) is underway, according to search committee chair Inessa Levi, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at WIU. COEHS Dean Bonnie Smith-Skripps will retire May 1, 2009, after 35 years of service. Levi anticipates candidates for the position to interview on campus during the first part of December  more

College Instructors Receive Award From John Deere
SENATOBIA, Miss., Oct. 27 -- Northwest Mississippi Community College issued the following news release: Northwest Mississippi Community College Agricultural Technology/John Deere Tech instructors Shane Louwerens and Jeremy Massey, both of Senatobia, were recognized by the John Deere Company while attending instructor development week Oct. 10 in Moline, Ill., for achieving Advanced Level Recognition as a John Deere TECH instructors. "This achievement earned by Shane and Jeremy in completing  more

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS TO RELOCATE GRADUATE PROGRAMS TO MUSEUM PLAZA
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 30 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Graduate business students will find increased opportunities for interaction with the Louisville business community when the University of Louisville College of Business relocates its graduate programs to Museum Plaza in the city's central business district in 2010. The college's graduate programs - the "Professional MBA," the college's two-year MBA for working professionals; entrepreneurial MBA (IMBA);  more

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL 'PROFESSIONALS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE' AWARDS
FARMVILLE, Va., April 8 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University's College of Education and Human Services honored five professionals during the third annual "Professionals Who Made A Difference" awards banquet on March 20. Pat Dewey, a 1967 graduate of Longwood University's speech-language pathology program, was recognized for her contributions to the children of Virginia through her 35 years of work with the Virginia Department of Health. Ann Mart  more

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES TECH FEST POSTPONED
MACOMB, Ill., March 26 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Today's (March 26) ninth annual Tech Fest at Western Illinois University has been postponed, due to the heightened campus security. University and Macomb Police are investigating a threat regarding a shooting on campus that was received at an off-campus apartment complex sometime overnight. According to the Office of Public Safety Director Bob Fitzgerald, an employee of an apartment complex near cam  more

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES USES VIRTUAL WORLD TO PROMOTE ITS PROGRAMS, ENHANCE ACADEMICS
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 26 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) has recently acquired "land" to enhance its academic offerings. To visit the college's newest site, all one has to do is create an "Avatar" and hop into the world of "Second Life." Avatar? Second Life? Welcome to the 21st Century. Second Life (www.secondlife.com ), a 3-D virtual world that opened to the public in 2003, is t  more

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION TO HOST NORTHWEST OHIO FUTURE TEACHERS CONFERENCE
FINDLAY, Ohio, April 1 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay's College of Education will host the Northwest Ohio Future Teachers Conference from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, on campus. Pre-service teachers and others who have an interest in education are invited to connect with future colleagues; explore classroom teaching and assessment strategies; and discover lesson plans, standards-aligned activities and resources. In-service tea  more

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, RED CROSS SIGN AGREEMENT ON JOINT HEALTH EDUCATION INITIATIVES
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 5 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Officials from the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University and the Southeastern chapter of the American Red Cross signed a memorandum of understanding Nov. 6 that will lead to community health initiatives, prevention training and outreach, and unique collaborative learning experiences. The signing marks the beginning of the agreement, by which ODU and the American Red Cross will work together   more

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES $96,000 GRANT FROM SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER
RADFORD, Va., Feb. 29 -- Radford University issued the following news release: As a result of the ongoing relationship between the College of Science and Technology and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, the center offered the college approximately $96,000 over two years to support an RU information technology program to be offered via distance education at the center. The grant will be used to fund scholarships to support students entering the program and RU facu  more

College Of Visual And Performing Arts To Launch Golden Mean Series Exploring Relationships Among Design, Business, Society
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- Syracuse University issued the following press release: Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has announced the establishment of the Golden Mean Series in the School of Art and Design's Department of Design. The series, whose name references balance and harmony, will explore how critical good design is to good business. Each event will feature guests of national and international acclaim who will present their individual perspectives and   more

COLLEGE, DEPARTMENTAL, HONORS SCHOLARS NAMED
MACOMB, Ill., Nov. 30 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Six students participating in Western Illinois University's Fall 2007 Commencement Weekend Ceremonies Dec. 14-15 in Macomb have received the highest recognition from their college faculty for their overall academic excellence by being named Cecile A. Christison Sterrett College Scholars and the Academic Honors Convocation/Commencement Speaker. The 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 Academic Honors Convocation in We  more

COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER TO BE FOCUS AT MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY GATHERING OF ONE OF THE LARGEST
MURRAY, Ky., Aug. 5 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: American poet Emily Dickinson once wrote "to make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee …" Master beekeeper Kent Williams would disagree with that. In fact, during the conference this week of the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America (EAS) the importance of honeybees and the role they play in the food pyramid will be the reigning topic. The EAS is the largest non-commercial beekeeping organization in th  more

COMMENCEMENT 2008: LONGWOOD GRADUATES URGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITY PROVIDED BY U.S. CITIZENSHIP
FARMVILLE, Va., May 10 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University graduates were urged at commencement to be informed, contributing citizens who take advantage of the opportunity provided by U.S. citizenship. "Remember that this great gift of opportunity you've been given is yours because of the country you are so lucky to live in," said Col. Jayne Carson, a 1980 Longwood alumna who retired recently from the Army. "In the hurriedness of everyday life, we  more

COMMUNICATION PIONEER WILLIAM RAY MOFIELD INDUCTED INTO KENTUCKY JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME
MURRAY, Ky., April 3 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: The late Dr. William Ray Mofield, professor of journalism and mass communication and Murray State University administrator, was one of seven people inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame April 1 in Lexington. Dr. Bob McGaughey, MSU professor of journalism and mass communication, who nominated Mofield, and Mofield's daughter, Ruth Ann Taylor of Louisville, received the plaque on behalf of Dr. Mof  more

COMMUNITY INVITED TO TOUR JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY'S MEMORIAL HALL
HARRISONBURG, Va., April 8 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: The former Harrisonburg High School building will be open for public exploration on Thursday, April 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial Hall is now home to James Madison University's College of Education, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Outreach Programs, Department of Military Science, ROTC and other programs. During the open house, the following will be showcased: JMU Outreach Programs Ou  more

COMPANY AGREES TO SAFEGUARDS FOR STUDENT INFORMATION
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 30 -- The Nevada Attorney General issued the following news release: The Attorneys General of 36 states and the District of Columbia have agreed to require Educational Research Center of America, Inc. ("ERCA"), a not-forprofit data collection firm based in Morristown, New Jersey, to tighten up its practices for obtaining and handling personal information it collects from high school student surveys. The States alleged that ERCA offered gift cards to educators for distributi  more

CONFERENCE ON TELECOM SECTOR
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 30 -- The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), in collaboration with communications and Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI), shall hold a round-table conference on "Telecom Sector in Education Development" on November 4, 2008 in the Capital. This conference shall aim at harnessing potentials of new communication technologies to bridge the urban-rural divide. It shall deliberate on the effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).  more

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT STUDENTS TAKE THIRD AT RECENT COMPETITION
MACOMB, Ill., Nov. 14 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University construction management students brought home third place from the 2007 Annual Conference and Student Competition of Associated Schools of Construction-Great Lakes Region held recently in Downers Grove, IL. According to Tom Bridge, engineering technology department chair, the 2007 event was just the second time Western students have competed; 11 schools from throughout the Mi  more

CONTINUING EDUCATION ANNOUNCES SUMMER WORKSHOP ON CRISIS MANAGEMENT
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., June 10 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Communities deal with emergencies and disasters on a regular basis. Many communities have recently experienced natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, or floods. Some communities have managed crises arising from large-scale criminal acts that affect our safety and security, such as September 11 or the sniper in Washington, D.C. How can communities be better prepared to respond when the time c  more

CORMIER TO SERVE AS LONGWOOD'S PRESIDENT THROUGH 2010
FARMVILLE, Va., April 8 -- Longwood University issued the following news release During its March 3 meeting, the Longwood University Board of Visitors' Executive Committee unanimously approved a motion to amend Longwood President Patricia Cormier's contract. Dr. Cormier will serve Longwood University as president through the 2010 academic year. Dr. Cormier was named the 24th president of Longwood University in April 1996, began her tenure in August 1996, and was inaugurated in April 1997.   more

COUNCIL'S FUNDING REQUEST FOCUSES ON EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, RESEARCH
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 6 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: The Council on Postsecondary Education approved its 2008-10 budget request today, which recommends a funding increase of $174 million, or 16 percent, for Kentucky's postsecondary education institutions over the biennium. The funding request focuses on increasing access to postsecondary education and meeting state goals, including increasing the state's educational attainment by doubling the number of college  more

COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROFESSOR ANDERSON WINS AWARD
RADFORD, Va., Feb. 18 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University counselor education professor Donald Anderson has received recognition for an article in which he presents the first multicultural treatment planning model for group counseling work. The article, "Multicultural Group Work: A Force for Developing and Healing," appeared in the Journal for Specialists in Group Work, the professional journal of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. The publ  more

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT TO GIVE SANKOFA LECTURE AT LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 3 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Dr. James Thornton, superintendent of the Cumberland County schools, will speak Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University's Orr Auditorium (Hull 132) about a drop-out prevention program that he developed. Thornton, a 1985 Longwood graduate, will speak on "New Beginnings: A Comprehensive Drop-Out Prevention Program for Grades 9-12." The drop-out prevention program is now being used in the Cumberland   more

CVPS Proposes Innovative Renewable Plans, Grants
RUTLAND, Vt., July 16 -- Central Vermont Public Service issued the following news release: With CVPS Cow PowerTM now established and continuing to grow, Central Vermont Public Service today announced proposals to fund and study several innovative renewable energy projects in Vermont. "Despite some raised eyebrows when we first announced our plans for Cow Power, it has quickly become one of the fastest-growing renewable programs in the country," CVPS President Bob Young said. "We will conti  more

CYBERCAVE TO BE SHOWCASED AT KENTUCKY GIRLS STEM CONFERENCE IN LEXINGTON
MURRAY, Ky., May 19 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Dana Howard, marketing specialist for Murray State University's Center for Telecommunication Systems Management, will be one of two showcase presenters at the kick-off conference for the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative. The event will be held Friday in Lexington at the University of Kentucky Student Center. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the collaborative was formed to encourage girls in grades  more

DAN MALACHUK NAMED DIRECTOR OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES AT WIU-QC
MACOMB, Ill., May 21 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Dan Malachuk, assistant professor of English at Western Illinois University, has been appointed the Director of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the WIU-Quad Cities campus, effective May 15, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Inessa Levi announced. "Dan has done an outstanding job in helping the college establish the new Bachelor and Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) degree on the Quad Cities campus   more

DEAD MAN WALKING AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT LONGWOOD
FARMVILLE, Va., Jan. 3 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Sister Helen Prejean, the death penalty opponent whose book Dead Man Walking was turned into an Academy Award-winning film, will speak Thursday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium. Prejean will speak on "Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues." She will sign copies of her 1994 best seller and of another book she wrote, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, which will be a  more

DEADLINE NEARS FOR PRIVATE NONPROFITS TO REQUEST DISASTER AID
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following press release: Certain private nonprofit organizations suffering facility damage from Hurricane Ike have only until Nov. 11 to file Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) with the State of Texas. Filing RPAs is part of the process of applying for reimbursement grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the cost of debris removal, emergency protect  more

DEAN MCBRIDE, DISTINGUISHED ACADEMIC LEADER, REMEMBERED
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 19 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Dr. William Jack McBride, vice president for academic affairs and dean of Findlay College for 20 years, died on Dec. 17 at 85 years of age. Dr. McBride served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of Findlay College from 1964 to 1984. He was responsible for recruitment and evaluation of faculty and supervision and development of the academic program. He instituted the first freshman seminar in 1971   more

DEAN PEDIATRICIAN TO FILL WICHITA STATE PROFESSORSHIP
WICHITA, Kan., July 3 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: Wichita pediatrician Nancy G. Powers has been named to the Janice M. Riordan Distinguished Professorship in Maternal Child Health at Wichita State. Juanita Tate, chair of WSU's School of Nursing and associate dean of the College of Health Professions, said Powers was chosen after an international search to fill the professorship. Powers stood out not only in academic and professional credentials as a p  more

DECA EARNS GOVERNMENT ETHICS AWARD
FORT LEE, Va., Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Commissary Agency issued the following press release: By Benjamin Rouse DeCA corporate communications When it comes to practicing honesty, integrity and fairness in its business activities, the Defense Commissary Agency is considered among the best in the federal government. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics believed this as well when it presented DeCA with the 2008 Ethics Program Award. DeCA received its award Sept. 10  more

DENVER CITY STARTS PLANNING FOR AGING BOOM
DENVER, Oct. 8 -- The city of Denver issued the following press release: Mayor John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday the creation of a task force to identify strategies to help Denver prepare for the anticipated "age wave" of rapidly aging baby boomers, while continuing to ensure a high level of service and engage for the City's current aging population. The Age Matters Task Force includes City Council Members Carol Boigon and Doug Linkhart. The idea for the panel emerged from recommendat  more

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION HOLDS CONDOMINIUM EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON OCT. 30
SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 29 -- The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation issued the following news release: Tomorrow, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation's, Division of Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes in partnership with Sarasota County will hold a condominium educational seminar. The seminar will be held tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sarasota County Commission Chambers, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34236. The seminar will also be br  more

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S OSHA CONTINUES SAFETY, HEALTH ALLIANCE WITH PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PREPARE YOUTH FOR SAFE WORK EXPERIENCE
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Bureau of Career and Technical Education (Bureau of CTE) have renewed their alliance to promote workplace safety and health for students in career and technical centers and vocational technical schools throughout the state.   more

DEXTER RESIDENT SERVES ON FIRST STATE AUTISM COMMISSION
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 29 -- The Missouri Department of Mental Health issued the following news release: The first Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders met Oct. 22, 2008, in Jefferson City. The Commission was created by Governor Matt Blunt upon recommendation from the Missouri Blue Ribbon Panel on Autism. The Commission will advise and make recommendations to the Governor, General Assembly and State agencies regarding matters including healthcare, education and other adult and   more

DIGITAL FABRICATION DEBUTS AT INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART
MUNCIE, Ind., March 31 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: A group of Ball State University students has created a digital fabrication exhibit for the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) that will be on display from March 28 through June 8. The exhibit is based on Ball State's 2007 "Manufacturing Material Effects: Rethinking Design and Making in Architecture" symposium and celebrates the regional industry partnerships the university's Institute for Digital Fabrication   more

DIGITAL IMAGINATION SYMPOSIUM ON TEACHING KIDS TO READ IN DIGITAL AGE SET FOR APRIL 2
MUNCIE, Ind., March 20 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: The three "R"s, reading, writing and arithmetic, have long been the staple ingredients in a child's education, but the Internet and other multimedia content is now changing the way kids learn and how teachers teach. Leading experts from their respective fields will discuss how students can succeed in the digital age during Professor Garfield's Digital Imagination Symposium, sponsored by Ball State University  more

DIPLOMAT FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION TO SPEAK AT CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 7 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: Christopher Newport University is to proud to announce that Mr. Anthony Smallwood, Counselor, Spokesman and Head of Press for the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, will be speaking in the David Student Union Ballroom at CNU on Monday, April 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mr. Smallwood leads the Press and Public Diplomacy Team for the European Commission in Washington, D.C. He  more

DIRECTOR LEDFORD ELECTED TO NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ASHBURN, Va., Oct. 30 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Division of Parks and Recreation issued the following news release: The National Recreation and Park Association has announced the election of Lewis R. Ledford, director of the North Carolina state parks system, to the national association for a three-year term. The announcement was made during NRPA's 43rd Annual Congress & Exposition in Baltimore, Md. "Lewis is an asset to NRPA," said Lois G. Fink  more

DIRECTOR OF DANVILLE LONGWOOD SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER OFFICE CHOSEN STATE'S OUTSTANDING SBDC EMPLOYEE
FARMVILLE, Va., July 1 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Diane Arnold, director of the Danville office of the Longwood Small Business Development Center (LSBDC), has been selected the state's outstanding SBDC employee. Arnold is the recipient of the 2008 State Star award from the Virginia SBDC network. The award will be presented Sept. 5 during the 28th annual conference of the Association of Small Business Development Centers, in Chicago. She was one of six nomine  more

DIRECTOR OF DANVILLE OFFICE OF LONGWOOD SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER RECEIVES STATEWIDE SBA AWARD
FARMVILLE, Va., April 14 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Diane Arnold, director of the Danville office of the Longwood Small Business Development Center (LSBDC), has been selected to receive a statewide award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The 2007 District Director's Award - the SBA's Richmond District encompasses all of Virginia - recognizes Arnold for assuming additional duties to help the SBA. A letter from Ron Bew, District director, cite  more

DISTINGUISHED ASSOCIATES NAMED AT APPLAUSE
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 13 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Glenn '42 and Helen Stout and the Mazza Enthusiasts (ME) were honored Dec. 11 at the University's annual Applause! recognition reception. Eldon Beery, Mrs. Stout's brother, accepted the award for Mr. and Mrs. Stout, who were unable to attend. Beery talked about his family's long history with the University. Student Mikaela Umbs, principal harpist for the UF Symphonic Band, provided music during the reception.  more

DIVERSITY WEEK CELEBRATION IN FULL SWING AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 23 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Diversity Week is underway at Radford University with a variety of events focused on creating awareness of different cultures and building community. The Ten Thousand Villages gift festival is a great opportunity to shop for unique items from around the world. Visit the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center Plaza on Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. for handcrafted products made by artisans from mor  more

DIVERSITY, GLOBAL STUDIES TO BE HIGHLIGHTED THIS WEEK
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 8 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University's diversity and opportunities for global studies will be highlighted during International Education and Geography Awareness Week, Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16. The Office of International Education, International Studies Minor Program and the Department of Geography, Government and History have collaborated to host a week of activities that will celebrate the importance of i  more

DOCTORAL PROGRAM RECEIVES $500,000 FROM ROANOKE-BASED MEDICAL FACILITIES OF AMERICA
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 6 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Last year, Radford University submitted a proposal for a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to create the first physical therapy curriculum in the Commonwealth to emphasize rural healthcare needs. The proposal included staggering statistics emphasizing the growing need for physical therapists both locally and nationally, mainly due to a growing elde  more

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FILM TO BE SHOWN AT GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Oct. 29 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: Bob Edwards, 304/462-7361, ext. 7610. Glenville, WV-Glenville State College will play host to the 2008 West Virginia Theatre Conference October 30th -November 1st. The conference will bring the cream of the state's theatre talent to the heart of the state for the first time. The theme for the convention will be 'A Super State Deserves a Super Theatre!' The West Virginia Theatre Conference (WVTC) is a no  more

DON'T MAX CREDIT CARD
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 7 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-District 32B, issued the following news release: In what has become an annual ritual at the Capitol, legislators have once again gone on a spending spree to fund earmarked pork projects instead of focusing on real infrastructure needs like roads and bridges. The billion dollar bonding bills of 2005 and 2006 were supposed to help our state. They were going to create jobs, and solve state problems. The bonding bill of 2007, wh  more

DUNBAR ARMORED PAYS $36,375 FOR CLEAN-AIR VIOLATIONS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 30 -- The California Air Resources Board issued the following press release: The California Air Resources Board this month fined security company Dunbar Armored, based in Hunt Valley, Md., $36,375 for diesel truck emission violations at numerous locations in the Bay Area and Southern California. ARB investigators found that Dunbar Armored failed to inspect its diesel truck fleet between 2006-2007 at its Los Angeles, Ontario, San Diego, San Francisco and Cerritos fa  more

DUNN UNVEILS NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT INITIATIVES
MURRAY, Ky., April 22 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Responding to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education's (CPE) plan to increase college graduates, officials at Murray State University (MSU) have unveiled a new plan for enrollment. The university will restructure the Office of Enrollment Management, encompassing school relations and traditional undergraduate admissions functions. Dr. Randy Dunn, MSU president, is leading the initiative, setting a goal  more

EARLY VOTING BEGINS
LAFAYETTE, Colo., Oct. 22 -- The city of LaFayette issued the following news release: Registered voters in Boulder County may begin early voting for the General Election on Monday, October 20, at any one of five designated locations in Boulder County. Voters who are signed up to vote a mail ballot for the General Election must vote that ballot -they cannot switch to an early voting ballot or polling place ballot for the General Election. "Voting early is a great option for voters who have   more

EARTH WEEK ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 21-25
MUNCIE, Ind., April 11 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Getting students of all ages to head outside and appreciate the wonders of nature is the theme of Ball State University's Earth Week 2008 festivities scheduled for April 21-25. To celebrate "No Student Left Inside," organizers of this year's annual Earth Week will sponsor interactive outdoor games and activities, from rock climbing to geocaching and more. Cheryl Charles, president of the Children & Natur  more

ECONOMY SHOULD BE JOB ONE
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 18 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-District 32B, issued the following news release: A few weeks back I submitted a Capitol Update asking the Democrat Leadership of the Minnesota House and Senate to propose their plan for balancing the State's nearly $1 billion budget deficit. Within the last couple of weeks they finally came up with a solution; but one that will never become law because it is in direct violation of the constitution that governs our great state.   more

EDIE SCHOLARSHIP AIDS MILITARY STUDENTS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug. 6 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of the Ralph H. '42 and Betty B. Edie Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of the couple's son and daughter, Col. Halson Kent Edie and Barbara DeLong, as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration. Edie and DeLong established the scholarship in honor of their parents and to help full-time students meet their financial obligations of  more

Edisto Electric Cooperative and Santee Cooper Dedicate Green Power Solar School at Carver-Edisto Middle School
CORDOVA, S.C., Oct. 23 -- Santee Cooper Power issued the following news release: Edisto Electric Cooperative, Santee Cooper and Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four dedicated a Green Power Solar School today at Carver-Edisto Middle School. Children, educators, and utility representatives gathered near the tall black solar array that is already producing electricity from the sun's rays. The Green Power Solar Schools' initiative is designed to encourage interest in the environment  more

EDUCATION DEAN APPOINTED TO STATE PANEL
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 6 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: William H. Graves, dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University, has been appointed to the Commonwealth Educational Roundtable, a state panel that advises governmental agencies on educational leadership. The 21-panel group will advise the General Assembly and the state Board of Higher Education on subjects such as the licensure of principals and other school administrators. Dean of   more

EDUCATION TEXTBOOK BY COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS FOCUSES ON STUDENT MOTIVATION AND MANAGEMENT
CONWAY, S.C., May 7 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Two veteran Coastal Carolina University education professors have issued a new edition of their textbook for K-12 teachers. "Best Practice in Motivation and Management in the Classroom," by Dennis G. Wiseman and Gilbert H. Hunt, was recently published by Charles C. Thomas Publishers in Springfield, Ill. The goal of the book is to offer today's K-12 teachers practical techniques that will help them increa  more

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DOCTORAL STUDENTS TO DEFEND DISSERTATIONS
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 13 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: In August, the first three students in Western Illinois University's educational leadership doctorate degree program successfully defended their final dissertations. This month, three more students will defend their final doctoral dissertation. The students who successfully defend will graduate Dec. 20, marking the first Ed.D. degrees awarded at Western. Lonna Anderson, director of curriculum at Oskaloo  more

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DOCTORAL STUDENTS TO DEFEND DISSERTATIONS
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 20 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Three Western Illinois University students are about to make history. Jay Marino, Michael Oberhaus and Vicki VanTuyle, students in Western's educational leadership doctorate degree program, will defend their final dissertations Friday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Aug. 25. The trio will graduate in December 2008, marking the first Ed.D. degrees awarded at Western. Marino, who is the associate superintendent f  more

EDUCATOR TO ADDRESS S.C. TAX COUNCIL'S SUMMER SEMINAR
CONWAY, S.C., June 24 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Lifelong educator Larry Biddle will address the South Carolina Tax Council's annual summer seminar on Tuesday, June 24 at Coastal Carolina University's Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield. Biddle's talk is from 3 to 3:30 p.m., and it's free and open to the public. "Success formula: I^3+HTxC" is the topic of Biddle's address, an explanation of his formula for life success, which comes during   more

EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING DETAILED AT CONVOCATION
FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 12 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University seniors at Convocation were given a sobering overview of the effects of global warming by the state's principal environmental adviser. L. Preston Bryant Jr., Virginia secretary of natural resources, cited some of the tentative findings of a climate change commission he chairs that was created by Gov. Tim Kaine in December 2007. Among the findings: the sea level in Virginia is expected to   more

ELLIOTT SCHOOL HOSTS SUMMER COMMUNICATION CAMP FOR YOUTH
WICHITA, Kan., July 31 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: In a sea of summer sports and band camps teaching young ones anything from dribbling past an opponent to trumpeting "The Star Spangled Banner," Wichita State University's communication camp is a lone ship, pioneering its way with pen and paper in hand. The four-week camp is a first for WSU. Tailored to area high school students interested in communication, the camp offers a broad range of training includ  more

ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TO BE AT MSU FEB. 28-29
MURRAY, Ky., Feb. 21 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University is hosting an Engagement Conference, a summit for the higher education community, Feb. 28-29. The conference, held in 2006 and 2007 at the University of Kentucky, uses research and service to engage faculty and students in their fields of interest and to promote thoughtful, responsible citizenship locally and globally. The keynote speaker of the conference will be Robert F. Kennedy Jr  more

ENGLISH PROFESSOR VAN NOY TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 16 -- Radford University issued the following news release: English professor Rick Van Noy will deliver a keynote address during the Virginia Office of Environmental Education conference being held Wednesday and Thursday at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville. Van Noy, author of A Natural Sense of Wonder: Connecting with Kids and Nature Throughout the Seasons, will deliver the opening address to the 18th annual conference. Van Noy also will be a panel  more

Enrolled Agents Honored with National Awards 2008
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 -- The National Association of Enrolled Agents issued the following news release: At their annual meeting in Baltimore in August, The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) honored individuals who have given their time, talents, and skills to serve the public, enrolled agents, and the NAEA during the past year. The award winners are as follows: Martin H. Stein, EA - of Edison, NJ, is the recipient of the Enrolled Agent Mentor Award, recognizing his significant   more

ENROLLMENT EVENT DIRECTOR NAMED AT COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
CONWAY, S.C., June 30 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Amanda Craddock has been named director of enrollment events in the Office of Admissions at Coastal Carolina University. Her duties include planning and implementing freshman and transfer orientation, developing and overseeing enrollment events, and assisting with the recruitment and enrollment of new students. Craddock was previously the senior assistant dean of admissions at the University of Mary  more

ENTREPRENEUR VISITS CAMPUS FOR SCREENING OF HIS FILM, 'TWO MILLION MINUTES'
MUNCIE, Ind., April 18 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Nationally recognized entrepreneur Bob Compton will visit Ball State as "entrepreneur-in-residence" for a screening of his documentary film, "Two Million Minutes." The documentary compares and contrasts the high school education experiences of students in India, China and the United States. It suggests that how society's teenagers use their roughly 2 million minutes in high school can affect their country's   more

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION COMMISSION TO MEET ON NOV. 3
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 30 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries issued the following press release: The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission will meet on Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Louisiana Room of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters building in Baton Rouge. The agenda is as follows: I. Call to order II. Roll Call/Sign-in III. Minutes from last meeting IV. Financial Report V. Coordinator's Report VI. Old Business A. Introd  more

EPA Recognizes Syracuse University As A Top 20 College & University Partner
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- Syracuse University issued the following press release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Syracuse University as being among the top 20 colleges and universities nationwide that are leaders in purchasing green power. SU ranks 16th on the EPA's latest Top 20 College & University Partner List and is recognized for its voluntary purchase of 22,800 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green power, which covers 20 percent of the University's electricity ne  more

EPF beneficiaries to get 20.9% interest on Treasury Bills
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- The Central Bank has come up with a novel scheme that allows Provident Fund beneficiaries to invest in Government Treasury Bills at a higher than usual interest rate (20.9%) with the interest being paid monthly, quarterly or annually.. The rate is 10% higher than the normal interest paid on Treasury Bills. Introducing the new scheme, Labour Minister Athauda Seneviratne said yesterday that the step had been taken by the government to prevent the general public from falling  more

ESSEX COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that Steve Brennan of Fairfield, a senior at West Essex Senior High School in North Caldwell, has received an Alumni Scholarship to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that valu  more

ESSEX COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 - New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that five high school seniors from Essex County have received Alumni or Merit Scholarships to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic gr  more

ESTATE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION ALUMNA DONATES FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIP IN HER NAME
MUNCIE, Ind., June 16 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: The estate of a Ball State University alumna has donated more than $185,000 to create a fund for the G. Ann Uhlir Scholarship in Physical Education. The late Gladys Ann Uhlir graduated from Ball State in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. The scholarship fund was created to recruit outstanding students who plan to major in physical education or kinesiology to Ball State. Uhlir   more

ESTATE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION ALUMNA DONATES FUNDS FOR SCHOLARSHIP IN HER NAME
MUNCIE, Ind., June 6 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: The estate of a Ball State University alumna has donated more than $185,000 to create a fund for the G. Ann Uhlir Scholarship in Physical Education. The late Gladys Ann Uhlir graduated from Ball State in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. The scholarship fund was created to recruit outstanding students who plan to major in physical education or kinesiology to Ball State. Uhlir e  more

EVENT HONORS DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 18 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: The University of Louisville recognized distinguished faculty Sept. 16 at its Fall 2008 Celebration of Faculty Excellence at the Speed Art Museum. "All of you have one thing in common you have set high standards of excellence. Your work enhances the prestige and respect of our university," UofL President James Ramsey said during the ceremony. "You have distinguished yourselves among your colleagues, an  more

Executive Book Club Launches In Powell With November Open House
POWELL, Wyo., Oct. 30 -- Northwest College issued the following news release: Big Horn Basin residents, and especially those in business, education and agriculture leadership roles, are invited to check out a new Executive Book Club (EBC) during a Thursday, Nov. 13, open house from 7-8 p.m. in the Orendorff Building Lounge at Northwest College. The EBC will meet regularly to discuss core ideas presented in some of today's most well-known and oft-read business and leadership texts. The meet  more

EXPERIENCE INTERNATIONAL FOOD, CUSTOMS, ENTERTAINMENT AT MULTI-CULTURAL NIGHT
MURRAY, Ky., April 23 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: The Institute for International Studies at Murray State University is hosting its annual Multi-Cultural Night from 5:30-9 p.m. on Friday, April 25, on the third floor of the Curris Center. The event will feature a buffet of international cuisine, prepared by international students, in the large ballroom. Following the food tasting, a talent show will be held in the Curris Center Theatre. International stu  more

EXPERT REVIEWERS WANTED FOR 2009 BALDRIGE AWARD PROCESS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards & Technology issued the following press release: Each year the Baldrige Program recruits experts from business, education organizations, health care providers, nonprofits and other groups to serve on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Examiners evaluate applications for the Award and prepare feedback reports to applicants that cite strengths and opportunities for impro  more

FACTIONS BLAME EACH OTHER FOR DISAPPOINTING ALABAMA LEGISLATIVE SESSION
PADUCAH, Ky., May 21 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The finger-pointing began even before the 2008 regular legislative session ended at midnight Monday without passage of an education budget or many other bills previously heralded as priorities. Legislators said they were frustrated that they had so little to show for 30 meeting days spread over three-plus months in Montgomery. The Senate failed to vote on a state education budget after a standoff betw  more

FACTS ABOUT WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY'S SKYTEACH PROGRAM
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 16 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University's SKyTeach program is one of 12 funded by the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to improve teacher education in math and science. Here are some details about WKU's program: SKyTeach: The name acknowledges three facets of the program: the sciences, the location (southern Kentucky) and the implication of potential (the sky). Program leaders: Dr. Scott Bonh  more

FACULTY HISTORY LECTURE FEB. 21
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 15 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Thursday, Feb. 21 history faculty lecture at Western Illinois University will focus on Japanese-American relations in regard to Japanese women's education in the late 19th and early 20th century. Febe Pamonag (fah BAY pah MOAN ag), WIU assistant professor of history, will present "'Where are the teachers who are to train and help the eager students?': Japanese-American Collaborations for Women's Hig  more

FACULTY/STAFF NEWS UPDATE, JUNE, JULY 2008
WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 29 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: The academy of faculty and the staff at Wichita State University engage in externally supported research, training and service activities that are consistent with the university's mission and vital to its growth. This column recognizes grants, honors, awards, presentations and publications. In addition, University Relations will note sabbaticals, retirements and deaths of our current and former colleague  more

FAIRFIELD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
NEW YORK, Feb. 4 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that Gabrielle Stella of Ridgefield, a senior at Ridgefield High School, has received an Alumni Scholarship to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic growth   more

Fall 2008 Branching Out Grant Recipients Announced
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 5 -- Alliant Energy issued the following news release: Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, and Trees Forever announced today that they will award more than $64,000 to 18 Iowa communities and/or organizations through their Branching Out program this fall. Branching Out is a nationally-recognized grant program through which Alliant Energy, Trees Forever and local community leaders work together to fund and implement tree-planting pro  more

FALL 2008 GRAD STUDENT ENROLLMENT INCREASES AT WIU
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 15 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Graduate student numbers at Western Illinois University increased with Fall 2008 enrollment gaining 11.7 percent to 2,440, up 256 students from Fall 2007, according to 10-day enrollment reports. "We're pleased that students are continuing their master's level education at Western Illinois University," said WIU Provost and Academic Vice President Jack Thomas. "We have implemented new graduate degree pro  more

FALL ENROLLMENT HIGHEST IN THREE YEARS
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 26 --Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University has achieved its largest enrollment in three years and the most full-time freshmen in four years, based on reports to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. The final counts are 9,066 students - the most since 2004 - and 1,409 new freshmen - the highest since 2003. This year's freshmen also have the highest ACT composite score ever at 20.9. MSU enrolled 9,025 student  more

FAMED DEBATE COACH FREEMAN VISITS HARRIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HIGHPOINT NORTH
HOUSTON, Oct. 20 -- The Harris County Department of Education issued the following press release: To many of the at-risk students at Harris County Department of Education's Highpoint North, famed debate coach Thomas F. Freeman serves as a living history book. This month, Freeman chose to visit students at Highpoint North, 11902 Spears Road, to spread a message of inspiration. "Sharing experiences opens the eyes to possibilities," said Freeman, who acted as consult for actor Denzel Wash  more

FAMILIES WELCOME TO 'JOIN THE CIRCUS!' AT MAZZA MUSEUM
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 28 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books welcomes families to its next free, once-a-month Funday Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, on The University of Findlay campus. The theme, "Join the Circus!" will be carried throughout all activities and will feature a professional face painter, a juggling man and Hoby Tyler the clown, who will do magic tricks from 3 to 3:30 p.m. as a finale.  more

FAMILIES WELCOME TO FUNDAY SUNDY AT MAZZA MUSEUM DEC. 2
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 28 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books welcomes families to its next free, once-a-month Funday Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, on The University of Findlay campus. Based on the theme of trains, families will experience a winter wonderland. Activity stations will include interactive story telling, music, art and more. Special guest Kim Forget, Ph.D., director of the reading   more

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR POLLY RADOSH MAY 23
MACOMB, Ill., May 15 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: A farewell reception for Western Illinois University Women's Studies Chair and Professor Polly Radosh will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 23 at the Alumni House, 1009 W. Adams St. A short program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Individuals wishing to make a brief comment should contact Lori Baker-Sperry at L-Baker-Sperry@wiu.edu or telephone 309/298-2214. Radosh joined the Western sociology faculty as a  more

FAREWELL RECEPTION SET FOR WILL FORAN
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 11 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: A farewell reception has been set for Will Foran, assistant director of student activities for Greek Life Programs at Western Illinois University, from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Office of Student Activities (OSA). Foran has been named director of education and leadership development for the North-American Interfraternity Conference, effective Oct. 1. Foran joined the Office of Student Activ  more

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL AVAILABLE AT LAKE AFTON COUNTY PARK
WICHITA, Kan., June 11 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: In honor of Father's Day, the Lake Afton Public Observatory will be presenting a special offer Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14. Bring Dad or Grandpa to the observatory for the program "Celebrity Craters," and they will receive free admission when accompanied by a paying child. During the program, visitors will have an opportunity to use the observatory's 16-inch telescope to observe Saturn, its  more

FEASIBILITY STUDY TO ADDRESS POSSIBILITY OF SUMMER CHILDCARE AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY INFANT & PRESCHOOL CENTER
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 8 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University Infant and Preschool Center will be conducting a feasibility study regarding the possibility of providing summer childcare during the eight-week Summer 2008 session, which runs June 2-July 25. While a formal survey will be sent to WIU faculty, staff and students to determine the need for summer care, Center Director Ann Curtis also encourages those who are interested in ch  more

FEATURE ON RECENT WATERFIELD LECTURE SERIES TO AIR ON KET
MURRAY, Ky., April 29 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: A special 30-minute program titled "From the Campus of Murray State University" will be broadcast over multiple Kentucky Educational Television (KET) stations May 1-10. The program was produced and directed by MSU Broadcast Media Services and features the 2008 Harry Lee Waterfield Lecture Series held at the MSU Curris Center earlier this month. The Honorable Steve Beshear, governor of the Commonwealth of Kentu  more

Federal Contracts Awarded to Companies in Texas (Oct. 30)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies as having been awarded to companies operating in Texas. *** DynCorp International Wins $99 Million Contract for Education, Training Services BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Army has awarded a $99 million contract to DynCorp International LLC, Irving, Texas, for education and training services. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army's Joint Contracting Command, Baghdad. For more information, con  more

FEMALE VETERANS' SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWED
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 9 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of the James W. '63 and Karis S. Woodward Female Veterans' Scholarship Endowment Fund, made possible by the generosity of the couple in honor of their daughters, as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration. Mr. and Mrs. Woodward established this scholarship in honor of the daughters, Jill L. Zeto and Judith A. Bunting, both of whom served  more

FENTY, RHEE INTRODUCE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUDGET REPROGRAMMING TO INCREASE CLASSROOM FUNDING
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 27 -- District of Columbia Public Schools issued the following news release: Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Michelle Rhee announced today that the administration has identified funds from the DCPS central office that can be directly reallocated to the schools. This reprogramming would align school budgets with actual enrollment and create programs to better engage students and encourage them to be more involved in their e  more

FINDLAY TO HOST GREAT LAKES REGION BUSINESS EDUCATORS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 10 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay will host area business educators at the ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs) Great Lakes Council Region 4 Annual Conference Oct. 16-17. The topic of the conference is Curriculum for Growth: Improving Student Competencies. Two tracks will be offered: Best Practices for Teaching Excellence in Business Education Delivery and Best Practices for Teaching Excell  more

FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA REMINDS NEW YORKERS, STUDENTS FROM HOLY CROSS SCHOOL TO CHANGE THEIR SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES WHEN THEY CHANGE THEIR CLOCKS THIS WEEKEND
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- The New York City Fire Department issued the following press release: Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, the Fire Safety Education Unit and the FDNY Foundation will be on hand at the Hilton in Times Square tomorrow to remind New Yorkers and fifth graders from Holy Cross School to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when they change their clocks back to Eastern Standard Time before bed Saturday. The FDNY and the FDNY Foundation, i  more

FIRST CLASS OF GOODWILL AMBASSADORS GRADUATE FROM BERKELEY COLLEGE MIDDLESEX CAMPUS
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 6 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College is happy to announce the recent graduation of its first class of Goodwill Ambassadors from the Middlesex Campus in Woodbridge. A total of 27 students from local high schools took part in the 10-week Goodwill Ambassadors - The Youth Connection program that was implemented by Berkeley College in partnership with Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac and with local schools and businesses. Graduat  more

FIRST GAME NITE OF SEMESTER KICKS OFF AT MALPASS LIBRARY
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 5 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Ashlee Miller, a Western Illinois University freshman communication sciences and disorders major from Springfield, OH, was able to pick up more than a few spares in the WIU Leslie F. Malpass Library Wednesday night. Surrounded by her friends and the unmistakable sound of crashing bowling pins, Miller noted it is rare to be able to "bowl" near the periodicals. "I think it's a unique thing. A lot of other  more

FIRST TIME IN INDIA: POLICE INTERROGATE ARMY OFFICER IN MALEGAON BLAST PROBE
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 31 -- BASED ON text messages he allegedly sent, a lieutenant colonel of the Indian Army based is being questioned for his alleged links to suspects in the September 29 bomb blast in Malegaon that killed four. Military Intelligence officials from the Lucknow-based Central Command interrogated Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit on Thursday, according to sources who declined to be identified since they are not authorised to speak to the media. Purohit was learning a foreign lang  more

FIU appoints New Vice President for Advancement
MIAMI, Oct. 30 -- Florida International University, a component of the state university system, issued the following news release: Florida International University President Modesto A. Maidique has announced the appointment of Robert Conrad as the university's Vice President for Advancement. Conrad, who has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, was most recently Vice President of Central Development Services for the Florida State University Foundation. At FIU, he will oversee  more

FIVE BALL STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
MUNCIE, Ind., June 18 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University junior Sahba Charkhzarrin attributes his experiences at the university to helping him win one of the nation's most sought-after collegiate scholarships. Charkhzarrin is the recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, having been selected for the award from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants. He is one of five high-achieving Ball State students recently recognized for receiving nat  more

FIVE NEW PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS APPROVED TO OPEN IN 2009
MUNCIE, Ind., June 12 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State has approved five new charter schools in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Muncie, South Bend and Bloomington. All will open in fall 2009. Ball State President Jo Ann M. Gora approved the sponsorship of the schools after receiving a recommendation from a charter school review panel and community input at each school's public meeting. Imagine Bridge Academy, Fort Wayne: The academy will open with student  more

FIVE-MEMBER COMMITTEE FOR SETTING-UP J&K STATE KNOWLEDGE COMMISSION
Jammu, Oct 30 (UNI) Aiming at transforming Jammu and Kashmir into a vibrant knowledge society and knowledge economy, the J&K government has announced the constitution of a five-member committee to work out modalities to establish the J&K State Knowledge Commission. The Committee, headed by Prof Amitabh Mattoo, the University of Jammu Vice-Chancellor and National Knowledge Commission (NKC) Member, will recommend measures to build excellence in the educational system in the state to meet the kno  more

FLATEN NAMED ASSOCIATE DEAN OF COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY'S COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES
CONWAY, S.C., April 10 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Arne Flaten, associate professor of art history at Coastal Carolina University, has been named an associate dean of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, effective Aug. 1. His duties will include serving as liaison with the Board of Visitors, Student Advisory Council and the CCU Alumni Association; overseeing publications; coordinating special academic and college eve  more

FOOTBALL ENDS SEASON AT MICHIGAN TECH
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 8 -- University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay football team (4-6, 3-6) will be on the road Saturday, November 10 in their final regular season game of the year against Michigan Technological University (5-5, 5-4). The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. start in Houghton, Michigan. The Series The Huskies currently hold a 3-2 advantage over Findlay in the all-time series  more

FOOTBALL TO HOST SVSU IN FINAL HOME GAME
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 30 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay football team (2-7, 1-7) will be at home for the final time during their 2008 season on Saturday, November 1 when they host Saginaw Valley State University (5-3, 5-3). The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest is scheduled to kick-off at 12:00 p.m. inside Donnell Stadium. Sights and Sounds All Oilers football games can be heard on 1330 AM "WFIN" or on the  more

FOR SEVENTEENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, GENERAL ASSEMBLY OVERWHELMINGLY CALLS FOR END TO UNITED STATES ECONOMIC, TRADE EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 29 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: The United Nations General Assembly once again today adopted a resolution calling on the United States to end its 46-year-old trade embargo against Cuba, following a debate, during which many delegates emphasized how the measure had only intensified the human suffering created by successive hurricanes that struck the island nation and wider Caribbean region earlier this year. By the resolution, adopted in a r  more

Former GA gets suspended sentence
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- Colombo High Court yesterday imposed an 8 years suspended sentence and a fine of Rs. 60,000 on former Ampara Government Agent and former Secretary to the Ministry of Education of Eastern Province on his pleading guilty to a charge of bribery. The accused L. Sarathchandra Siriwardena pleaded guilty for soliciting and accepting an illegal gratification of Rs. 50,000 to recruit a volunteer teacher into a permanent cadre. According to the indictment by the Commission to   more

FORMER INDIANAPOLIS MAYOR BART PETERSON JOINS BALL STATE FACULTY
MUNCIE, Ind., May 8 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Bart Peterson, former two-term mayor of Indianapolis and most recently a fellow with the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, has accepted an appointment as distinguished visiting professor of public policy at Ball State University. Peterson initially will lead a graduate course in metropolitan problems at the university's Indianapolis Center during the upcoming fall semes  more

FORMER WARNER BROS. RECORDS EXECUTIVE JOINS MURRAY STATE MUSIC FACULTY
MURRAY, Ky., June 16 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University offers students a long-held tradition of excellence in music education, and now students can learn the business behind the music from new faculty member and music industry executive Christopher G. Palmer. Palmer, formerly general manager and senior vice president of marketing at Warner Bros. Records in Nashville, Tenn., will oversee and teach courses for the new music business program  more

FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SNOW, NOVELIST VASSANJI TO SPEAK AT OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT DEC. 15
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 16 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Political commentator and former White House press secretary Tony Snow and novelist M.G. Vassanji will be the featured speakers at Old Dominion University's 107th commencement exercises, where more than 1,000 graduates will receive their degrees Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Snow will speak to the colleges of Engineering and Technology, Education and Sciences at the 9 a.m. sess  more

FOUR STUDENTS CAPTURE AWARDS FOR CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS
MOREHEAD, Ky., Dec. 11 --Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University's education students were recognized earlier this month by the Camden-Carroll Library for their writing and illustrations of children's picture books. At the EDEE Picture Book Awards Ceremonies, held at the Library's Learning Resource Center, students from two EDEE 327 (Literature and Materials for Young Readers) classes were presented with Best Picture Book award certificates fo  more

FRED PIERSON RECEIVES VETERAN/STATESMAN AWARD
RADFORD, Va., July 2 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Fred Pierson, director of the RU Recreation, Parks and Tourism (RCPT) Experiential Learning Laboratory, recently received the Veteran/Statesman Award from the Association for Experiential Education (AEE). The award is presented to someone with 12 or more years of involvement in experiential education. Pierson has been involved in the field since 1992 and is currently the treasurer of the AEE Mid-Atlantic Region,  more

FREE COURSES OFFERED TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
MOREHEAD, Ky., Dec. 20 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: High school juniors and seniors who want to get a head start on their college career may enroll at Morehead State University. Students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 may take college courses tuition-free. The process to enroll is simple. Complete the "High School Student Admissions/Registration Application" which is available from your high school guidance counselor or MSU's Web si  more

FREE STOCK MARKET GAME WORKSHOPS OFFERED IN MADISONVILLE AND HOPKINSVILLE
MURRAY, Ky., Aug. 27 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Free workshops are being offered to teachers of grades four through 12 in the Madisonville and Hopkinsville areas. The workshops are being presented by the Murray State University Center for Economic Education, the Kentucky Council on Economic Education and sponsored by Hilliard Lyons and the Hopkins County Board of Education in Madisonville and Christian County Board of Education in Hopkinsville. The work  more

FRIDAY, OCT. 31: LAST DAY TO VOTE EARLY OR REQUEST A MAIL BALLOT
BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 30 -- Boulder County issued the following news release: The last day for registered voters in Boulder County to request a mail ballot or cast their vote at an early voting location is Friday, October 31. Mail ballots must be applied for in person at the Clerk & Recorder's Elections Division - 1750 33rd Street, Boulder by 6 p.m. The five early voting locations will be open from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on October 31. Registered voters can request a replacement mail ballot throu  more

FROM MEXICO, OAS ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL URGES GREATER EMPHASIS ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The Organization of American States issued the following press release: Appealing to the President of the United States of México, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, and the other present political leaders of the Americas to give science and technology "the most relevant possible place in their countries' strategic development policy," Organization of American States' (OAS) Assistant Secretary General Albert R. Ramdin argued today at the 2nd Science and Technology Hemispheric mi  more

FUND CHILD HEALTH INSURANCE OUTREACH PROJECT
RADFORD, Va., April 29 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University School of Social Work in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services recently received more than $90,000 from Virginia Health Care Foundation's (VHCF) Project Connect grant to revitalize its Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) Outreach Project. The RU program is designed to identify and help enroll 1200 uninsured eligible children and pregnant women in state-spo  more

FURBEARER TRAPPING, HUNTING SEASONS BEGIN IN NOVEMBER
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 30 -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Trapping seasons for terrestrial furbearers (opossum, raccoon, weasel, skunk, fisher, red and gray fox, and coyote) open on November 1 for in areas of Maryland that are west of the Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River. Seasons in the remainder of the state open on November 15 for these species. "Furbearer populations are thriving and offer challenging recreational opportunities for hu  more

FUTURE EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION GROUPS ATTEND STATE CONFERENCE
MOREHEAD, Ky., Dec. 11 --Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University's Teacher Recruitment Program and Future Teacher Corps joined high school students from across the state that gathered in Louisville for the Fifth Annual State Future Educators Association Conference. Hosted by the Kentucky Department of Education, the conference offered programming for middle and high school students interested in exploring careers in education. Students and the  more

GANTT NAMED ITERA SENIOR FELLOW
MURRAY, Ky., July 17 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Dr. James Gantt, director of the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University has been selected to be a Senior Fellow of the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA). Candidates for ITERA Senior Fellows must have at least 15 years academic or combined academic/industry experience, part of which includes leadership responsibilities. Gantt   more

GARI MELCHERS HOME, STUDIO TO OFFER ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 14 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Gari Melchers Home and Studio is offering an Architectural Photography Workshop on Saturday, March 29, from 9 to 3 p.m. in the Studio Pavilion. Photographer Mike Burkhart will instruct participants on elements of good architectural photography. The workshop will focus on perspective, composition, depth of field, lighting and equipment options. Classroom demonstration will be accompanied by outdoo  more

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIONS INITIATE $262 MILLION FOR JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY CONSTRUCTION
HARRISONBURG, Va., April 24 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: The General Assembly approved a variety of funding sources for capital projects at James Madison University for the next biennium. More than $167 million in capital projects were approved for JMU by the General Assembly with an additional $2.8 million approved for detailed and pre-planning of projects ultimately totaling more than $95 million. "We are pleased with the actions of the General Assembly.  more

GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY BEGINS NOV. 13
RADFORD, Va., Nov. 12 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Geography Awareness Week at Radford University begins Tuesday, Nov. 13 and to celebrate, the Geography Department is sending students equipped with GPS units scampering across its campus in search of treasure and prizes. The department, along with the RU Geography Club, has scheduled events to commemorate the national event designed to promote the importance of the discipline to the public and schools. RU is get  more

GEOGRAPHY PROFESSOR EMERITUS PASSES AWAY
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 6 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Ronald E. Nelson, 73, professor emeritus of geography at Western Illinois University, passed away Oct. 5 at his home in Macomb. He joined the Western Illinois geography department faculty in 1964. Throughout his 31-year tenure, he taught cultural and regional geography and graduate methodology; served as the department's graduate committee chair for several years; and served on many University committees  more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NEW CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 15 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: George Mason University today announced the formation of a new Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship. The center, a university-wide initiative, will further the educational and professional opportunities of real estate industry professionals in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and beyond. The center will focus on shaping the next generation of real estate leaders and help them anticipate and meet the   more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY DEVELOPS UNIQUE MODEL TO IMPROVE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 28 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: George Mason University is putting to good use a $3 million grant awarded from the National Science Foundation to develop the Schools, University and Resources in Science and Engineering (SUNRISE) Project. The unique partnership pairs graduate fellows from Mason with area elementary and middle school teachers to fundamentally enhance the instructors' lesson plans and techniques in an effort to increase student  more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 25 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: The following are George Mason University experts that can talk about various issues related to transportation. For further information, or to set up an interview with any of these professors, please contact James Greif, 703-993-9118 or jgreif@gmu.edu. Ken Button Professor, School of Public Policy Transportation policy, transportation economics, transport planning, economics of privatization and regulatio  more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS COMMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ISSUES
FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 21 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: Penelope Earley Professor, College of Education and Human Development Director, Center for Education Policy Expertise: Teacher education policy, federal and state education policy, gender equity Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University, Earley was a vice president at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in Washington, D.C. At AACTE her responsibilities inclu  more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ROUND UP JAN. 9
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 10 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: Following are story ideas and events at George Mason University. For more information on any of these ideas, please contact Tara Laskowski, tlaskows@gmu.edu or 703 - 993 - 8815. TIMELY TOPICS Organizing Holiday Photos The holidays are over, and now you are left with hundreds of photos and hours of videotape to sift through. Dan Cohen, coauthor of "Digital History" and director of the Center for History   more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY ROUND UP MAY 7
FAIRFAX, Va., May 7 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: Following are graduation story ideas and events you might be interested in covering at George Mason University. For more information on any of these ideas, please contact Mason's Media Relations at mediarel@gmu.edu or 703-993-8699. MASON'S 2008 COMMENCEMENT HAS RECORD NUMBER OF GRADUATES George Mason University will honor the largest graduating class in its history at the institution's 41st Commencement on S  more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY TEAMS WITH SMITHSONIAN TO PROVIDE HANDS-ON LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT CONSERVATION CENTER
FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 13 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: This semester, for the first time, students at George Mason University are living on-site at the Conservation and Research Center (CRC) of the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Front Royal, Va., studying global scale conservation issues and civic concerns. The CRC is one of the premier conservation research facilities in the world and is internationally recognized for its research and professional training program  more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY TOPS LIST OF UP AND COMING SCHOOLS
FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 22 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: George Mason University, located just outside the nation's capital in Fairfax, Va., was this morning named the nation's number one university to watch on U.S. News and World Report's newest list of "Up-and-Coming Schools." The list, comprising 70 colleges and universities across the country, identifies "schools that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students  more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO DEVELOP NEW PROGRAM FOR FUTURE CONSERVATIONISTS
FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 10 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: George Mason University and the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park have joined to develop a comprehensive academic program for undergraduates, graduates and practicing conservationists. Multidisciplinary faculty from Mason's Center for Conservation Studies and the Zoo's Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability are launching the Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Education Studies that will p  more

GET OUT, VOTE: EARLY VOTING, RIDES TO POLLS
LAFAYETTE, Colo., Oct. 24 -- The city of LaFayette issued the following news release: This is an important election so make sure you get out and vote! Early voting is underway at locations throughout Boulder County. (If you have signed up to vote by mail you cannot vote early at a polling place.) Dates and times for early voting are: * Monday - Friday October 20 - October 31 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. * Saturday, October 25 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Designated Early Voting Locations: * Lafayette P  more

GIBSON NAMED INTERIM DIRECTOR
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 29 -- The city of Fayetteville issued the following press release: Michael Gibson has been selected as the interim Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation director, effective Nov. 1. Gibson has been with the parks and recreation department for 20 years having served in a variety of positions, including athletic program coordinator, parks superintendent and most recently parks division manager. He has a B.S. degree in physical education from Fayetteville Sta  more

GILMER SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT SERVING ON GILMER COUNTY SCHOOLS BOARD OF GOVERNORS
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Dec. 17 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: The leader of Gilmer County Schools is serving on the Board of Governors at Glenville State College. Superintendent Ed Toman says he was honored to receive the opportunity to become a GSC board member. "I graduated from Glenville State College, and the school changed my life. Serving on the board is my way of giving back to not only GSC but also to my community," said Toman. Toman has served as the Supe  more

GIVE THE GIFT OF EDUCATION: GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE CLASSES
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 30 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: Gift certificates for Lincoln Land Community College classes, both credit and non-credit, are available at the main campus and regional education centers. Or, call 217.786.2292 for more information. Give the gift of education this holiday season! Registration is now under way for the spring semester. Classes begin January 11.  more

GLENN POSHARD TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT TIM DAVLIN'S MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 27 -- The City of Springfield issued the following news release: Mayor Tim Davlin today announced that Dr. Glenn Poshard, president of Southern Illinois University, will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. The prayer breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, November 18, 2008, at the Springfield Hilton. (For tickets, call 789-2270) "Dr. Poshard exemplifies the very best in public service commitment," Davlin said. "While   more

GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE & NRCTC TEAM UP TO EDUCATE FUTURE TEACHERS
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Nov. 28 --Glenville State College issued the following news release: Glenville State College and New River Community and Technical College are teaming up to make it easier for future teachers to obtain the higher education they want and need. The program allows students to attend NRCTC's Nicholas County campus to complete course requirements for an education degree from Glenville State College. GSC President Dr. Peter Barr said, "This partnership is a win-win-win situatio  more

GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE DECEMBER GRADS HONORED AT RECEPTION
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Dec. 10 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: A reception honoring December graduates of Glenville State College was held on Thursday evening, December 6th at the Mollohan Campus Community Center. Family, friends, faculty, and staff gathered to congratulate the students who have completed their degrees at GSC. GSC professors introduced the students graduating from their programs and wished them well. Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr  more

GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE HOSTING FREE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Jan. 10 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: It is time to complete financial aid applications for the 2008-09 school year. West Virginia residents need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov by March 1st for best processing and to meet the West Virginia Higher Education Grant and Promise Scholarship deadline. West Virginia residents who are attending college for the first time also must complete t  more

GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE PRE-REGISTRATION CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Dec. 3 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: Glenville State College students are being rewarded for registering early for classes. GSC student James Caudill is the winner of the spring 2008 pre-registration Get Really Rich On Graduation Day contest. Caudill won $5,000 in a random drawing of all GSC students who pre-registered early for the 2008 spring semester. The money will be awarded to Caudill when he graduates in May 2008 with a Social Science D  more

GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE PRESIDENT ATTENDS VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Nov. 9 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr was one of over thirty local veterans who were the guests of honor at the annual Gilmer County High School Veteran's Day Assembly held at the school on Friday, November 9th. West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw, also an American Veteran, was the guest speaker for the program, which included patriotic poems and songs. Each veteran in attendance was in  more

GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE STUDENT TEACHERS COMPLETE INTERNSHIP
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Dec. 11 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: Exit Day for twenty-two Fall 2007 Glenville State College teacher interns was held at the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom on Friday, December 7th. The morning started with a continental breakfast sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi for all interns, faculty, and staff. Kappa Delta Pi, the Educational Honor Society, also presented the Fall 2007 Most Outstanding Intern Award to Rebekah Long of Lincolnton  more

GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE: A PICTURESQUE CAMPUS WITH A HAUNTING PAST
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Oct. 22 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: Cold cases, unsolved murders, and restless spirits from the past…all of these things sound like they came straight out of a movie and not Glenville State College. However, there are countless eyewitness accounts from across the campus. The majority of these 'experiences' or 'sightings' happened in Clark Hall, Louis Bennett Hall, and the Administration Building. Many say the ghost in these buildings is 'Sis  more

GOV. BREDESEN CELEBRATES MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY AEROSPACE FLIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 30 -- Gov. Phil Bredesen, D-Tenn., issued the following press release: Governor Phil Bredesen today attended a ceremony celebrating the arrival of eight DA40 Diamond Star aircraft for the Middle Tennessee State University Aerospace Program in Murfreesboro, Tenn. "These high-quality aircraft will train the next generation of aerospace professionals right here in Tennessee and give our students the experience they need to succeed in the major airlines, the military, or  more

GOV. KAINE GETS RADFORD UNIVERSITY UPDATE
RADFORD, Va., July 26 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine came to Radford University on Friday to learn about RU's efforts and accomplishments related to the 7-17 Strategic Plan and to tour the campus. Greeted by a standing room only crowd in the Martin Hall Board Room, Governor Kaine was welcomed to the campus by the Rector of RU's Board of Visitors, R.J. Kirk. The Rector noted Governor Kaine's strong commitment to higher education in t  more

GOV. KAINE TO DELIVER NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY SPRING COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
NORFOLK, Va., April 8 -- Norfolk State University issued the following news release: The Honorable Timothy M. Kaine, governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, will deliver the keynote address at Norfolk State University's commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, May 10 at William "Dick" Price Stadium. The procession will begin at 9:30 a.m. More than 750 students are expected to participate in the commencement exercises. Kaine was inaugurated as Virginia's 70th governor on J  more

GOV. PALIN PROCLAIMS OCTOBER AS ALPHA DELTA KAPPA: 49 YEARS IN THE 49TH STATE MONTH
JUNEAU, Alaska, Oct. 27 -- Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, has issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary sorority for women educators honoring excellence in education, giving, and worldwide understanding. WHEREAS, since its inception, Alpha Delta Kappa has recognized and supported its members in their commitment to educational excellence and spirit of altruism that encompasses their schools, their communities, and the world. WHEREAS, Alpha De  more

GOV. PAWLENTY PRIORITIZES 08 BONDING BILL
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 11 -- Minnesota State Rep. Randy Demmer, R-District 29A, issued the following news release: One of the top priorities for the Minnesota Legislature this year was to approve a capital investment proposal that funds construction projects throughout the state. That task was accomplished on April 7, but not without a bit of intrigue. Governor Pawlenty used his line-item veto authority to trim the proposal from $935 million down to $717 million in order to prioritize our  more

GOV. PAWLENTY VETOING SOME BILLS, SIGNING OTHERS
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 3 -- Minnesota State Rep. Connie Ruth, R-District 26A, issued the following news release: Now that lawmakers have adjourned for the year, Governor Pawlenty is clearing his desk of legislation that has been presented to him prior to the session's conclusion. Pawlenty did make a record number of vetoes this session, but he has also signed several new laws in the past few days that are worth mentioning. Of interest to our local schools is a one-time funding increase. As  more

GOV. RENDELL CONGRATULATES WORLD CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30 -- Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., issued the following press release: Governor Edward G. Rendell today congratulated the Philadelphia Phillies on winning the 104th World Series, the team's first world championship in 28 years. "I'm thrilled for what this team has achieved. Nobody believed in them at the beginning of the year. What they accomplished is a great tribute to Charlie Manuel, the coaches, players and the Phillies' ownership," Governor Rendell said. "As Br  more

GOV. RENDELL HAILS ITC RULING THAT WILL PROTECT JOBS IN PENNSYLVANIA'S PAPER INDUSTRY
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30 -- Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., issued the following press release: Governor Edward G. Rendell today welcomed a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that he said will help to protect jobs in Pennsylvania's paper industry. The commission found the U.S. paper industry is threatened by imports of lightweight thermal paper from China and Germany, which is being sold at less than fair value. The decision clears the way for the U.S. Department of Com  more

GOV. RENDELL SAYS $350 MILLION IN CUTS WILL HELP KEEP BUDGET BALANCED
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30 -- Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., issued the following press release: With the national economic crisis continuing to affect state revenue collections, Gov. Edward G. Rendell said today that his administration has identified $350 million in cuts to help keep the 2008-09 budget balanced while preserving crucial services. "I asked my cabinet secretaries last month to find ways to save $200 million this fiscal year," the Governor said. "They have responded by identify  more

GOV. RITTER ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL ROUND OF 'NEW ENERGY COMMUNITIES' GRANT RECIPIENTS
DENVER, Oct. 14 -- The Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation issued the following press release: Gov. Bill Ritter today announced the first recipients of the "New Energy Communities Initiative" - 14 projects that will stimulate economic growth, create new jobs, enhance sustainability and lead to more livable communities all across Colorado. "The New Energy Communities Initiative will be a valuable resource for communities that are working together to build Colorado's New   more

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS WORK TOGETHER TO BRING CALIFORNIA'S REVENUE SYSTEM INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 30 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the following news release: Today Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Executive Order S-12-08 to create the bipartisan Commission on the 21st Century Economy to re-examine and modernize California's out-of-date revenue laws that contribute to our feast-or-famine state budget cycles. This 12-member commission, appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders, will suggest changes that will result in a revenue stream  more

GOVERNOR KAINE APPOINTS NEW NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS MEMBERS
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 8 -- Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Governor Timothy Kaine has appointed Peter George Decker, Jr., an attorney at the law firm of Decker, Cardon, Thomas, Weintraub & Neskis to the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors . He will serve an unexpired term beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2009. He succeeds Renitalynette Anderson. A native of Norfolk, Decker has practiced law in the Hampton Roads community for more than 45 years. He  more

GOVERNOR KAINE TO SPEAK AT CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 24 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: The Honorable Timothy M. Kaine, Governor of Virginia, will address the 2008 CNU graduating class at the University's Commencement on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at 12:00 p.m., in Pomoco Stadium. "A champion of higher education, Governor Kaine's life embodies the qualities of leadership, honor and civic engagement that we want all of our students to embrace" said President Paul Trible. "We are honor  more

GOVERNOR RENDELL ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30 -- Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., issued the following press release: Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced the following recent appointments: State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision Ellen T. Greenlee, Philadelphia Advisory Council for Southwestern Veterans' Center Clarence Gomberg, Pittsburgh Joseph Serenka, Homestead Advisory Council for Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Sidney Singer, Monroeville Advisory Council for Gino Merli  more

GOVERNOR'S BOND PROPOSAL INCLUDES $70.9 MILLION FOR RU
RADFORD, Va., Dec. 13 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University has two major building projects included in the $1.65 billion bond package for higher education proposed by Governor Timothy N. Kaine on Dec. 13. The proposal includes $36.2 million for construction of a new building for the College of Science and Technology and $34.7 million for a new College of Business and Economics building. "I applaud Governor Kaine's vision for the future of the Comm  more

GOVT SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WHO THRASHED STUDENT TRANSFERRED
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 30 -- The vice-principal of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Khichripur was transferred on Wednesday by the Directorate of Education. Manorama Rani Singh has been accused of subjecting a Class XII student to corporal punishment earlier this month. HT first reported the incident on October 22. "The transfer orders were issued on Saturday. The school in Khichripur has a new head already," said Chandra Bhushan Kumar, Director, education.
Singh reportedly assaul  more

GRADUATE OF MURRAY STATE EDITOR AT ENGLISH-LANGUAGE MAGAZINE IN CHINA
MURRAY, Ky., Oct. 14 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Zhonghai Zheng, a recent graduate of Murray State University, is working as an editor for News China, the English-language magazine published by China Newsweek Corporation. A comprehensive monthly news magazine, the publication covers domestic news and the latest economic and social developments in China, according to its website. A native of China, Zheng graduated with his master's in mass communication in Dec  more

GRADUATE STUDENT RECEIVES MASTER'S SCHOLARSHIP IN CANCER NURSING
RADFORD, Va., May 28 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University graduate nursing student Charlene Jordan recently received a $20,000 Master's Scholarship in Cancer Nursing from the American Cancer Society. She is one of only 14 nurses nationwide to be awarded this scholarship. The Master's Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing support graduate students pursuing master's degrees in cancer nursing. The American Cancer Society's research and training program f  more

GRADUATE STUDENT WINS STATE PROFESSIONAL AWARD
RADFORD, Va., Dec. 13 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Sarah Ross, a Radford University graduate student from Roanoke, recently received the New Professional Award from the Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Ross, who earned a bachelor's degree in communications from RU in 2003, is an admissions counselor at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She will receive her master's degree from RU's Department of Counselor Education in May 2008.   more

GRADUATION CEREMONY MARKS CLOSE OF 2007-2008 FINANCIAL LITERACY PROJECT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 1 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: Another special graduation ceremony has marked the close of this year's Financial Literacy Project. On Wednesday March 19th, CNU students and graduates coming from four area Boys and Girls Clubs gathered in the David Student Union ballroom on campus to be honored. Speakers included Dr. Stephanie Bardwell, Acting Dean of the Joseph W. Luter III College of Business and Leadership, Jerry Gammon, Seni  more

Grants Support Hemophilia Treatment Centers
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded $4.9 million in grants to support diagnostic and treatment services for an estimated 30,000 patients with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The 12 regional grants support a network of roughly 130 treatment centers, which offer multidisciplinary teams of specialists, clinical research programs and outreach and education. The program is funded t  more

GRAY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWED
FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug. 9 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of the Emma May Gray '66 Scholarship Endowment Fund, made possible by the generosity of Gray, as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration. Gray, a member of the class of 1966 and a history major, established the scholarship to assist students in furthering their education at The University of Findlay. The recipient will be a junior or   more

GROW YOUR OWN EVENT FEB. 20
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Twenty students in the WIU-QC and Black Hawk College teacher education program, "Grow Your Own," (GYO) will be provided 20 laptop computers to use during their tenure in the GYO program. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island. Western, a member of a consortium involving BHC, the Community Caring Conference in the Quad Cities, Moline Public Sch  more

GUEST FACULTY CELLO/PIANO RECITAL ON FEB. 3
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 30 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Guest cellist Nina Gordon and pianist R. Kent Cook, both music faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University, will perform a 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 recital in the Western Illinois University College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall. The performance is open free to the public. The program will include works by contemporary composers Gregori Zlatev-Cherkin ("Sevdna"), Dora Draganova ("Prelude,  more

HARRIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 31 MEETING
HOUSTON, Oct. 31 -- The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees issued the text of the following meeting agenda: 9:00 a.m. The Board of Trustees of the Harris County Department of Education will meet in a Continuing Education training session (in compliance with 19 TAC Section 61.1) at the Hilton Americas Hotel located at 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, 77010, for Harris County Department of Education. During this continuing education training no executive session will take pla  more

HARRIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 7 MEETING
HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 7 -- The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees issued the text of the following meeting agenda: 9:00 a.m. The Policy Committee of the Harris County Board of School Trustees will meet in a work session October 7, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., 6300 Irvington Boulevard in the Board Conference Room to review policies for Harris County Department of Education. During this committee meeting no executive session will take place and no action will be taken. John E. S  more

HAVANA TEACHER RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE TEACHING
MACOMB, Ill., May 21 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Tracy Trimpe, a science teacher at Havana (IL) Junior High School, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Western Illinois University Maurice G. Kellogg Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. Trimpe has taught junior high science for 17 years at Havana. She is the founder and sponsor for the Havana Junior High Science Club, Scholastic Bowl coach, coordinator for the Havana Nature Center and the annu  more

HC UNIMPRESSED BY FOREIGN MEDICAL DEGREES
New Delhi, Oct. 31 -- Expressing its grave concern over the way people obtain medical degrees from abroad, the Delhi High Court has observed that the standards of medical education must be maintained at all costs in the country. Keeping the health and welfare of the public at large in mind, the Court also said, "The registered medical practitioners who practice in India cannot be unleashed on the public without ensuring that they have the requisite level of education as the consequences would ot  more

HEALTH DEPARTMENT FUNDS 37 PROJECTS STATEWIDE TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The New York State Department of Health issued the following news release: Thirty-seven long-term care providers will share in $1.5 million in grants to improve the quality of the nursing home experience, State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., announced today. The Long-Term Care Quality Improvement Initiative supports projects that demonstrate sustainable improvements that benefit nursing home residents. Awardees represent every region in the state, and  more

HEARING TOMORROW ON COHEN BILL TO EASE SCHOOL TRANSITIONS FOR MILITARY KIDS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark B. Cohen, D-Philadelphia (202nd District), issued the following news release: Legislation introduced by state Rep. Mark Cohen, D-Phila., will be the subject of a joint hearing of the House Education, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Veterans and Emergency Preparedness committees tomorrow in Harrisburg. Cohen's bill (H.B. 2518) would have Pennsylvania join 11 other states that have signed onto the Interstate Compact on Education Opport  more

HELEN SORNSON ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND RECEIVES CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FAMILY ESTATE
MUNCIE, Ind., May 23 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Family members of a former Ball State faculty member have contributed more than $75,000 to a scholarship fund in her name. Harold and Margie Malmberg recently left their estates to Ball State University's Helen Sornson Elementary Education Scholarship fund. The scholarship fund was created to honor Sornson upon her retirement in 1973 from Ball State. Sornson was highly respected as an educator of teachers   more

HEMINGER SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWED FOR EDUCATION MAJORS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug. 14 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of the Barbara Rieck Heminger Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ruse, as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration. The scholarship was established to perpetuate Barbara's legacy and memory and the joy and happiness she brought to many people. Because of Barbara's love for teaching and for children,   more

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS FIND WAY IN PROJECT LEAD THE WAY
WICHITA, Kan., July 23 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: Crossing campus on a hot summer day wearing his 1969 freshman lettermen's jacket, Dan Ritter has returned to his alma mater to participate in Project Lead the Way, a non-profit organization introducing a pre-engineering program to high schools across the country. Through Project Lead the Way, he and many other high school teachers are taking the two-week course to implement the curriculum in their classr  more

HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS
CONWAY, S.C., May 16 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: The Horry County Higher Education Commission has announced the appointment of two new members, Bridget Player of Myrtle Beach and Elizabeth J. Saraniti of Surfside Beach. Saraniti is serving a four-year term; Player's term expires in 2010. Player is a kindergarten teacher at Seaside Elementary School where she has taught for 12 years. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's  more

HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP UPDATE ON BUDGET
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 5 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The House of Representatives passed their version of the 2009 Education Trust Fund (ETF) Budget on Thursday, May 1. This budget did show a $25 million improvement in the amount of funding provided to the states public universities. However, the total university funding recommendation remains more than $160 million short of last years appropriation. With the budget moving to the Alabama Senate, the TIME  more

HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP'S POSITION ON EDUCATION TRUST FUND BUDGET NOT PASSING!
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., May 20 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Higher Education Partnership has consistently advocated for equitable treatment for ALL of public education. The proposed 2009 Education Trust Fund budget, that did not pass on the final day of the legislative regular session, was not equitable to the public universities. As a matter of fact, it was the most inequitable 2009 operating budget proposed in the Southeast. By deciding to not pass the  more

HIGHLANDS COUNTY TEACHERS RECEIVE MINI-GRANTS FOR WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION PROJECTS
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: Twelve Highlands County teachers are among the record number of educators who applied for and received Splash! mini-grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded Splash! mini-grants to 209 educators totaling more than $413,000. That's 72 more grant recipients than last year. Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator,   more

HIGHLANDS EDUCATION GRADUATE SAIZ RECEIVES TEACHING AWARD
LAS VEGAS, N.M., Oct. 13 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Highlands University School of Education graduate Jonathon Saiz received his first teaching award when OfficeMax selected him to receive $1,000 worth of teaching supplies for his new classroom. Saiz was one of only 14 first-year Albuquerque Public School District teachers to receive the award. He is a special education teacher at Armijo Elementary School. His principal nominated him for the honor  more

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY TEACHERS RECEIVE MINI-GRANTS FOR WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION PROJECTS
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: Sixty-nine Hillsborough County teachers are among the record number of educators who applied for and received Splash! mini-grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded Splash! mini-grants to 209 educators totaling more than $413,000. That's 72 more grant recipients than last year. Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordi  more

HISTORY STUDENTS' RESEARCH EARNS MARSHALL SCHOLAR RECOGNITION
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 30 -- Radford University issued the following news release: In September 1944, thousands of paratroopers dropped from the sky and onto the ground behind enemy lines in an attempt to secure crucial bridges across rivers in Holland to allow the Allied army to quickly advance into the lowlands of Germany and around enemy lines. If correctly executed, the offensive, named Operation Market Garden, could have ended World War II by Christmas. However, following 10 days of fighting  more

HOFFMAN INSTITUTE DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS CHINA WORK AT ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE IN CALIFORNIA
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 27 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University's efforts to improve environmental health in China will be featured next week at a conference on "China's Environment - What Do We Know And How Do We Know It?" at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Chris Groves, who directs the Hoffman Environmental Research Institute within WKU's Applied Research Technology Program, will serve as an invited panelist at the D  more

HORN FIELD CAMPUS RECEIVES 'LEAP' GRANT
MACOMB, Ill., Nov. 21 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's Horn Field Campus has received a $500 grant from the Lake Education Assistance Program (LEAP), a division of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to raise community awareness regarding the protection of water resources. According to Traci Heffelbower, a graduate recreation, park and tourism administration student from South Branch, MI, who is serving as a gra  more

HORSE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWED
FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug. 25 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of The University of Findlay Horse Club Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of past and present members of the Horse Club, as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to students who major in equestrian studies or animal science. First preference will be given to an active membe  more

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT STUDENTS HOST EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 10 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The hospitality management program hosted five of its senior executives from the general advisory board Nov. 4 and 5. This executive committee represents some of the top-tiered companies in the world. All members are former students of John Wolper, Ed.D., director of hospitality management and associate professor of business, and have remained a close source of support for program and industry practices.   more

House Members Urge CMS To Retain Capital IME Adjustment In IPPS
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: In a letter this week, 210 House members urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to withdraw its proposal to eliminate the Medicare indirect medical education adjustment for capital costs in the inpatient prospective payment system beginning this October. "This policy will result in about $375 million in aggregate annual losses, and subsequently threatens the financial viability of teaching hospitals that se  more

HOUSE NAMED CHAIR OF WIU EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DEPARTMENT
MACOMB, Ill., July 7 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Jess House was named the chairperson of Western Illinois University's educational leadership department, effective July 1, according to College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) Dean Bonnie Smith-Skripps. He succeeds Robert Hall, who retired June 30 after 22 years of service to Western. House leads Western's comprehensive graduate academic program which offers a Master of Science in Education (M.S.  more

House Panel Approves Health IT Bill; AHA Urges Changes
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 6357, legislation intended to promote the adoption of health information technology while protecting patient privacy. In a letter to the committee, AHA expressed concern that some of the bill's provisions would undermine that intent. The provisions would require health care providers and others using electronic medical records to account for disclosures of pro  more

House Panel Holds Hearing On How To Spur Health IT Adoption
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee today heard testimony from private and public officials on ways Congress might act to speed adoption of health information technology. In comments submitted to the committee, Douglas Reding, M.D., vice president of Marshfield (WI) Clinic, expressed concerns with provisions in health IT legislation approved yesterday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He said the bil  more

HOUSE PASSES BONDING BILL
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 11 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors, This past week the House passed a Bonding bill that provided funding for several good projects around the state. However, the overall bill was fiscally irresponsible. The bill spends more than the state can prudently bond. The state can safely bond for about $825 million without putting at risk our fiscal credibility with the "bond houses". The bill, as passed,  more

HOW WILL WE ULTIMATELY ELIMINATE MINNESOTA'S BUDGET DEFICIT?
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 14 -- Minnesota State Rep. Randy Demmer, R-District 29A, issued the following news release: With the transportation issue now off our plate and the bonding bill currently being debated in a joint House/Senate conference committee, there's no question our top legislative focus is solving the projected $935 million state budget deficit. A little background: State economists project revenues and expenses throughout the year in Minnesota - and the figure must always be   more

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $21 MILLION IN GRANTS TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Sioux Falls, Field Office issued the following press release: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $21.8 million to Fair Housing, and other non-profits agencies in 37 states and the District of Columbia to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. "These Fair Housing Initiatives Program grants will help us continue our efforts to educate the pub  more

HUDSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
LAS VEGAS, N.M., Jan. 29 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that three high school seniors from Hudson County have been awarded Merit Scholarships to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic  more

HUFFMAN PROMOTES COASTAL COMMISSION'S WHALE TAIL LICENSE PLATE DESIGN CONTEST
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 23 -- The California State Assembly Democratic Caucus issued the following news release: Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D - San Rafael) is helping the California Coastal Commission announce its new Whale Tail License Plate Design Contest. The Coastal Commission is launching this contest to find a new image for its specialty license plate, known as the Whale Tail plate. As with the current plate, funds raised from purchase and renewal fees will support marine education,  more

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL'S UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW MECHANISM COULD CHANGE THIRD COMMITTEE'S ROLE IN DEALING WITH SPECIFIC COUNTRIES, SAY SPEAKERS
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 29 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: Continuing its discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights, delegates to the Third Committee addressed a wide range of issues today, including how the Committee's role in dealing with the human rights situations of specific countries might change, especially now that the Universal Periodic Review mechanism of the Human Rights Council was operational. The representative of Japan, one of the firs  more

IBHE APPROVES ENGINEERING, NURSING AT WIU
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 7 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) today (Oct. 7) approved Western Illinois University's requests to offer a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree and the four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. "The new engineering and nursing degrees are essential. They come at a time when there is a dire need for trained professionals both regionally and nationally," Provost Jack Thomas s  more

IBHE APPROVES MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSEUM STUDIES
MACOMB, Ill., June 3 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) today (June 3) approved a Western Illinois University request to offer the Master of Arts in Museum Studies degree. The Master of Arts in Museum Studies, which was approved by Western's Board in December 2007, will be offered at the WIU-Quad Cities campus. The degree program is designed to educate students in the history of museums and the aspects of museum w  more

IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVES TO BE IN MACKAY ON OCT. 29 TO PRESENT MACKAY HIGH SCHOOL WITH ADDITIONAL YEARLY PROGRESS AWARD
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 27 -- The Idaho Board of Education issued the following news release: Representatives from the Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) will be in the Mackay on Wednesday, October 29 to present Mackay High School with the Additional Yearly Progress Award. This award is given to schools which make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP under No Child Left Behind) for two consecutive years or more and achieve an increase of 10% or more proficiency in 2008. Only 15 schools (out of a possi  more

IGNOU RINGS IN MOBILE ROUTE TO VILLAGES
New Delhi, Oct. 31 -- In a novel initiative to take education to the masses, the IGNOU will use specialised mobile sets to provide informative material to people in rural and far-flung areas. However, efforts will be made to provide the sets free to the people. The IGNOU is collaborating with the Communications and Manufacturing Associations of India (CMAI) to provide education through telecommunication technology. "The target of education for all can only be achieved by using appropriate techn  more

ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION APPROVES BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 5 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) today (Feb. 5) approved a Western Illinois University request to offer a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies degree, beginning Fall 2008. The religious studies degree, which was approved by Western's Board of Trustees in June 2007, was created to provide graduates of the program with a solid foundation for understanding human cultural experiences and to fur  more

IMMIGRATION EXPERTS AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
FAIRFAX, Va., June 18 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: Following are George Mason University experts that can talk about issues related to immigration. For further information, or to set up an interview with any of these professors, please contact Tara Laskowski, 703-993-8815 or tlaskows@gmu.edu. Immigration Policy David Haines Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Expertise: Refugees, migration, North American and East Asian immigration, immig  more

INAUGURAL COHEN LECTURE IN KINESIOLOGY SET FOR OCT. 20
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 8 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: As the field of kinesiology continues to further the research and advance best practices involving human movement activities, kinesiology educators and practitioners benefit greatly from the ongoing field studies and research available today. Many times, an appropriate educational venue can help provide an effective way for professionals and students to learn about these new findings and advances in the fie  more

INDIAN OCEAN SHORES WERE STUCK BY TSUNAMIS REPEATEDLY DURING LAST 2,800 YRS
Washington, Oct. 30 -- (ANI): Scientists have found evidence which indicates that the 2004 tsunami that inundated Indian Ocean coastlines, leaving behind a trail of destruction, was not a first-time occurrence, as the mega waves have repeatedly washed over a Thai island during the last 2,800 years. The evidence was found by a research team, led by Kruawun Jankaew of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, working on Phra Thong, a barrier island along the hard-hit west coast of Thailand. The team  more

INFOTRAC DATABASES BEING REPLACED
RADFORD, Va., July 2 -- Radford University issued the following news release: McConnell Library is currently replacing certain InfoTrac databases as a result of a contract change by VIVA, the statewide library consortium. InfoTrac is a library search engine focused on articles. The new databases, from EBSCO, will provide more peer-reviewed full-text journals and significantly more coverage in the areas of business and education. For assistance finding articles and journals, contact the Li  more

INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL ANALYSIS AND PUBLIC POLICY TO HOST WORKSHOP WITH NORTHEAST AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 12 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University's Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy and Northeast Area Health Education Center (NEAHEC) will present a workshop, "Health Literacy: The Right Thing to Do!," on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Rowan County Arts Center, 205 E. Main Street. Scheduled from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., the one-day event is intended for healthcare professionals. The main focus will be to raise awarenes  more

INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2008 EXECUTIVE BOARD
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 20 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: The Western Kentucky University Greek Affairs Office has announced the 2008 Executive Board officers of the WKU Interfraternity Council. The officers, listed by office and hometown, are: President: Jordan Carter, a junior finance major from Bowling Green and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Vice President: Andrew Hansbrough, a junior finance major from Bowling Green and a member o  more

INTERVIEWS FOR BEU HEALTH CENTER POSITION ANNOUNCED
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 17 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Three candidates will interview at Western Illinois University for the health education specialist position in the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Resource Center at Beu Health Center. Students, faculty and staff are invited to sessions in which candidates will give a 20-minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Evaluation forms will be available. Cara Haskins, a licensed clinical   more

INVESTING IN TRANSPORTATION IS CRITICAL TO STIMULATE ECONOMY; REP. SESTAK ADDRESSES FINANCIAL CRISIS AND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS AT TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION EVENT
MEDIA, Pa., Oct. 15 -- Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa. (7th CD), has issued the following news release: Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-07) emphasized his support for a second economic stimulus package, a version of which he helped the House pass on September 26. Discussing economic issues with representatives from the Delaware County Transportation Management Association (DCTMA), the Congressman stressed the potential for creating jobs and easing his constituents' financial burden through investments in i  more

ISAAC, MORGAN NAMED KING AND QUEEN FOR WIU'S 2008 HOMECOMING
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 15 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Maxwell Isaac (Zion, IL), a junior law enforcement and justice administration major representing Sigma Chi fraternity, and Allison Morgan (Godfrey, IL), a senior early childhood education major representing Phi Sigma Sigma sorority, were crowned King and Queen of Western Illinois University's 2008 Homecoming - - "Rocky Loves the '90s." They were crowned at the Oct. 14 Homecoming Variety Show in Western   more

IT'S TIME FOR 09 MAYOR'S ARTS AWARDS NOMINATIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities issued the following news release: We invite you to submit nominations for the 24th Annual Mayor's Arts Award, the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, organizations, and patrons of the arts. Join Mayor Adrian M. Fenty as he presents these awards at a ceremony to be held at the Kennedy Center on Friday, March 27, 2009. Award Categories include: * Excellence in an Artist  more

J-IDEAS HOSTS FIRST AMENDMENT SEMINAR IN CHICAGO
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 26 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: J-Ideas, a national First Amendment institute housed in the Ball State University journalism department, is hosting a seminar Feb. 26 at the Freedom Museum in Chicago for representatives from area schools. The seminar, "Scholastic Partnership for the First Amendment," is being funded by a grant from the McCormick Tribune Foundation. J-Ideas director Warren Watson and assistant director Angela Thomas are le  more

JACKSON SCHOLARSHIP TO AID PHARMACY STUDENTS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Aug. 30 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of the Dana R. Jackson, R.Ph., D.Ph., Scholarship, made possible by Jackson, in honor of Donald W. Stansloski and as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration. Jackson, a 1974 graduate of Ohio Northern University (ONU) College of Pharmacy, established the scholarship in honor of Stansloski, who served as assistant dean of ONU during Jacks  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY ALUM MCMAHAN'S CHANCEL CHOIR TO PERFORM AT PICCOLO SPOLETO FESTIVAL
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 27 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Decatur Presbyterian Church today announced that for the third consecutive year the Chancel Choir, under the direction of Choirmaster and Organist Matthew McMahan, has been selected to perform at Piccolo Spoleto. The choir will be performing various sacred selections for an afternoon of 'Divine Harmony' on May 31, 2008 at 12:00 Noon at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church located at 405 King Street in Charle  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS MARTIAL ARTS HISTORICAL FIGURE AWARD
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., June 2 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Dr. Larry Beard, associate professor of Special Education, Jacksonville State University, and faculty advisor/head instructor of the JSU Judo-Jujitsu Club, was recently honored by the World Head of Family Sokeship Council Hall of Fame as one of the few instructors to receive the Historical Figure Award. The Historical Figure Award is awarded to people by an International Board of Grandmasters wh  more

JAMES COMER TAGGED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR COLLEGE OF EDUCATION'S DEAN'S LECTURE SERIES
MURRAY, Ky., Feb. 25 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: A wide variety of important topics on multicultural education will be covered March 6-7 at the Dean's Lecture Series sponsored by the college of education at Murray State University. All activities will be held in Alexander Hall. The major goal of the series is to acquire knowledge to develop a flexible understanding of cultural, social and family dynamics of diverse groups, along with a comprehension of the  more

JAZZ CONCERT BRINGS THREE ARTISTS TO CAMPUS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 5 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: "A Formal Night of All That Jazz" will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary and will feature musicians Davis and Dow, Galen and Jonathan Blanchard. At the conclusion of the concert will be a tribute to the late Desmond Buford, former director of intercultural student services, with song selections chosen by Barbara Buford, Desmond's wife. Community members may purchase ticke  more

JEFFERSON LAB ACHIEVES CRITICAL MILESTONE TOWARD CONSTRUCTION OF $310-MILLION UPGRADE PROJECT
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 26 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: The proposed $310-million project to double the energy of the electron beam at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility achieved a critical milestone on Nov. 9 when the Department of Energy approved the project's performance baseline. The approval authorizes the final design phase and is required prior to requesting a project's construction funding in a federal budget. "The approval marks a sig  more

JEWELRY GUILD STUDENTS FEATURED IN WAYNESBORO SHOW
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 16 -- Radford University issued the following news release: "Metal and Chocolate," the Southwestern Virginia Metal Arts Guild's bi-annual group exhibition, will feature works by students in Radford University's Art Guild and Alison Pack, assistant professor of metalsmithing and jewelry design. The opening reception is Saturday, Sept. 20, 2 - 4 p.m., at the Artisan's Center of Virginia, Willow Oak Plaza, 801 West Broad Street, Waynesboro. Pack says, "Chocolate and metal   more

Kaiser Family Foundation to Launch Non-Profit Health Policy News Service
MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 29 -- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation issued the following news release: The Kaiser Family Foundation is launching Kaiser Health News (KHN), an independent news service, to report on the nation's complex health care system and the increasingly urgent political and policy debates surrounding it. The goal of the new effort is to provide in-depth coverage and news at a time when cash-strapped news organizations are being forced to scale back their efforts in thi  more

KANDY, SMITH NAMED JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY'S OUTSTANDING HPER ALUMNA & ALUMNUS - 2007-2008 ACADEMIC YEAR
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., May 9 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Department of Jacksonville State University is proud to announce their selection of Kandy G. Smith as the Outstanding Alumna and Marion E Moe Smith as the Outstanding Alumnus for the 2007-2008 academic year. Kandy G. Smith, Physical Education teacher at John Jones Elementary School, Rainbow City, AL since 1977, recently received Jacksonville State Uni  more

KAPPA DELTA PI INDUCTS STUDENTS INTO INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 27 --Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University's Kappa Delta Pi recently inducted 27 education honor students into the international honor society. Students were recognized for their academic achievement and leadership in the field of education. The inductees represented several program areas in the College of Education such as elementary, middle grades education, secondary education, special education, and health and physica  more

KARATE COLLEGE RECOGNIZED WITH INDUSTRY AWARD
RADFORD, Va., Aug. 6 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Black Belt magazine has bestowed its 2008 Industry Award for Best Seminar/Training Camp to Karate College, a summer program hosted by RU and led by RU exercise, sport and health education professor Jerry Beasley since 1987. Karate College is co-sponsored by the RU Karate Club, which is currently celebrating its 35th year. "We are very proud," says Beasley. "This is quite an honor." Black Belt, he says, is "the ac  more

Kauffman Foundation Announces Grant of $4 Million to Kansas City Public Library
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 30 -- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation issued the following news release: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a $4 million Legacy Fund grant to the Kansas City Public Library to support and enhance its exceptional community education programs. "The Kansas City Public Library is an important community resource, and the Legacy Fund grant highlights our commitment to providing education to Kansas Citians of all ages," said Carl Schramm, Kauffman Fou  more

KELLEY NAMED HEALTH SCIENCES CHAIR
MACOMB, Ill., June 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Mark Kelley, associate professor of health promotion and health promotion program director at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa (OSU-Tulsa), has been named chair of the department of health sciences at Western Illinois University, effective July 15, according to College of Education and Human Services Dean Bonnie Smith-Skripps. Kelley replaces Diane Hamilton-Hancock, who has served as chair of the departme  more

KENNETH HAWKINSON NAMED ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR BUDGET, PLANNING AND PERSONNEL
MACOMB, Ill., June 3 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Kenneth Hawkinson, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Western Illinois University, has been named Western's associate provost for budget, planning and personnel, effective June 1, according to WIU Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Jack Thomas. Hawkinson joined the Western Illinois faculty in 1988 as an assistant professor in the communication arts and sciences de  more

KENT CONSERVATION DISTRICT'S 11TH ANNUAL BARN DANCE GETS BIG SUCCESS
DOVER, Del., Oct. 27 -- Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control issued the following news release: On Friday night, Oct. 17, approximately 350 guests filled the Dover Building at the Delaware State Fairgrounds for the Kent Conservation District's (KCD) 11th Annual Barn Dance. Participants raised a little over $13,400 in net proceeds to support the Delaware Envirothon. Guests were treated to a fantastic barbecue pork and chicken dinner cooked by KCD Equipment Oper  more

KENTUCKY CENTER FOR TRADITIONAL MUSIC PRESENTS LARRY SPARKS DEC. 7
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 8 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University's Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, along with the Elliott County Board of Education, will sponsor a performance by legendary Bluegrass artist Larry Sparks on Friday, Dec. 7. Sparks will be in concert at the Adkins-Caudill Performing Arts Center, located on Main Street in Sandy Hook. The show will start at 7 p.m. Bluegrass music entertainer for more than 40 years, Sparks   more

KENTUCKY COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION TO SPEAK AT 2008 SPARKS LECTURE JUNE 9
MURRAY, Ky., May 19 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Kentucky Commissioner of Education to speak at 2008 Sparks Lecture June 9 Murray State University's 2008 Sparks Lecture, featuring guest speaker Dr. Jon Draud, Kentucky Commissioner of Education, will be held June 9 at 4 p.m., in the auditorium of Alexander Hall. The Sparks Lecture is an annual college of education event instituted to honor Dr. Harry M. Sparks who served from 1968-73 as the fifth president of M  more

KENTUCKY GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 6 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: For the third year in a row, the Kentucky Geographic Alliance has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Geographic Society to promote geography geographic literacy in schools and other venues across the state of Kentucky. The KGA is coordinated by Dr. S. Kay Gandy in Western Kentucky University's Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Scott Dobler in WKU's Department of Geography and  more

KERALA CM ASSURES PROTECTION TO ORISSA PEOPLE
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today said the Government would give protection to those who migrated to the state following attacks from fundamentalists in Orissa. Talking to the 55-member group, who fled Orissa, Mr Achuthanandan said the Government would provide accommodation to them in the rescue-homes under the Social Welfare Department. It would also provide food, treatment and education to the affected people, he added. The 55-member group,   more

KHATOR APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
HOUSTON, Nov. 5 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Dr. Renu Khator has been unanimously appointed president of the University of Houston and chancellor of the UH System. The action was taken Monday in a special meeting of the UH System Board of Regents. Khator, who has been serving as provost and senior vice president at the University of South Florida, is expected to take office in January 2008. "It will be my job to build the four universities of the UH Sy  more

KIDS AROUND THE WORLD GET WHALE OF LESSON DURING BALL STATE'S NEXT ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 21 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State's award-winning Electronic Field Trip (EFT) program gives more than 50,000 schoolchildren in grades 3-8 the chance to follow gray whales during their annual migration from the cold Alaskan waters down to the warm waters near Mexico. From the comfort of their own classroom, students from all 50 states, Australia, Canada, England, Switzerland and Puerto Rico will make the virtual trip to Laguna San I  more

KIM HIATT TRAINS TO WALK IN THE INDIANAPOLIS MINI-MARATHON TO HONOR HER FRIEND, MOTHER
MUNCIE, Ind., April 25 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: For Kim Hiatt, the race isn't about just crossing the finish line - it's about her purpose in trying to reach it. On May 3, Hiatt, administrative coordinator for Ball State's communication studies department, will walk 13.1 miles in the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon as a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. This is Hiatt's first attempt at a half-marathon. She is walking to h  more

KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT TO HONOR PHILLIPS, HOLD HARRIS LECTURE
HARRISONBURG, Va., April 14 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: Janet Matsey Phillips will be recognized with the 16th annual Outstanding Alumnus Award from the James Madison University Department of Kinesiology at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Festival Conference and Student Center Ballroom. The award will be made to Phillips during the kinesiology department's annual Honors Dinner, following the Dorothy Harris Endowed Lecture by Dr. Michelle Magyar. Magyar  more

KINGS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that twelve high school students from Kings County have received Merit or Alumni Scholarships to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic growth and rec  more

L.I.F.E. 'WOMEN IN 21ST CENTURY' FEATURES WESTERN'S WOMEN'S STUDIES FACULTY AND MORE
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 23 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Every spring and fall semester, the Macomb-based organization L.I.F.E. (Learning Is ForEver) manifests the novelist's maxim by keeping learning alive through its dedicated adult-education program, which offers a variety of non-degree learning opportunities. According to John Hallwas, Western Illinois University's Distinguished Professor Emeritus and the president of the L.I.F.E. organization, L.I.F.E.   more

LAB SCHOOL, EARLY ED TEACHER, KOWAL, PASSES AWAY
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 28 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Barbara Jean Kowal, 91, a Western Illinois University alumna and former teacher, passed away Feb. 24 in Libertyville, IL. Kowal was hired as a temporary kindergarten teacher at the Western Illinois Laboratory School in 1953. She then taught third grade at the Lab School, where she served as the unit leader in individually guided education program. She taught with the faculty of Western's elementary educ  more

LABOR DEPARTMENT'S OSHA NAMES COVANTA PROJECTS OF WALLINGFORD AS WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH STAR
WALLINGFORD, Conn., Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: Covanta Projects of Wallingford, L.P. is the latest Connecticut worksite to earn entry into the prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA officials welcomed the company into the VPP in a ceremony held today at the Wallingford trash-to-energy facility. T  more

LABOR DEPARTMENT'S OSHA PROPOSES $55,600 IN FINES AGAINST MARSHFIELD, MASS., CONTRACTOR FOLLOWING EMPLOYEE FALL AT PEMBROKE, MASS., JOBSITE
BRAINTREE, Mass., Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Marshfield, Mass., steel erection contractor for a total of 14 alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards after an employee fell 20 feet at a Pembroke, Mass., jobsite on June 12. Brian Barnes, doing business as Barco Metal Fabrication, faces a t  more

LAKE AFTON SETS SUMMER OBSERVATORY SCHEDULE
WICHITA, Kan., June 24 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: This summer, the Lake Afton Public Observatory will be presenting "400th Anniversary of the Telescope." On moonless evenings from July through September come out and celebrate the 400th anniversary of the invention of the telescope. During this program you will get a chance to observe Jupiter -beginning July 18 -a double star, an ancient cluster of stars and a distant galaxy as a discussion is held on th  more

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AGAIN RANKED AMONG NATION'S BEST
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 18 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University's landscape architecture program has again been ranked among the nation's best and tops in the Midwest by Design Intelligence. The 2008 edition of "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools" ranked the undergraduate program as the fourth best in the nation - an improvement over last year's fifth-place ranking - and the best in the Midwest. The graduate program ranks fifth in the nat  more

LANGSTON, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ALABAMA FIRE COLLEGE SENTENCED TO 125 MONTHS IN PRISON
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation's Birmingham Field Office issued the following press release: WILLIAM LUTHER LANGSTON, 66, the former Executive Director of the Alabama State Fire College was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge L. Scott Coogler to 125 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of approximately $1,400,000.00, announced United States Attorney Alice H. Martin and Acting Alab  more

LAW SYMPOSIUM TO EXAMINE IMPACT OF RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON SCHOOL DESEGREGATION
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 8 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Nationally renowned legal experts will discuss the possible impact on voluntary school integration policies of last summer's U.S. Supreme Court rulings to strike down the use of race as the sole factor to allocate students to different schools. The symposium will consider the consequences of the court's decision on the future of school districts that hope to encourage diverse student populations. Particu  more

LCCLL TUTORING PROGRAM GEARS UP FOR FALL SESSION
FARMVILLE, Va., Aug. 20 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood's Center for Communication, Literacy, and Learning (LCCLL) will begin its fall tutoring sessions on September 2. Tutoring is available in reading, history, mathematics, English, science, and organizational skills. Sessions are conducted by qualified Longwood University students who are guided and supervised by faculty. Shirley Lee, who has 30 years of experience in education including seven years as ass  more

LEADERSHIP PRICHARD GRADUATION CEREMONY
PRICHARD, Ala., Oct. 24 -- The city of Prichard issued the following news release: The City of Prichard will host a graduation ceremony for its third Leadership Prichard class on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. Leadership Prichard is a community leadership program, sponsored by the City of Prichard and local businesses, designed to recognize and attract leaders who are committed to making a difference in the Prichard community. The primary goal of the Leadership Prichard initiative is to encou  more

LEARN TO SWIM AT BOB L. BURGER RECREATION CENTER
LAFAYETTE, Colo., June 27 -- The city of LaFayette issued the following news release: The innovative Starfish Aquatics swim curriculum at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center provides your child, aged 3 and up, with individual instruction, encouragement, and guidance to become an exceptional swimmer. Our small class sizes of 4 students or less ensure individualized attention, recognition of achievements, and thorough water safety education. We are now accepting registrations for our July 7 and  more

LECTURE WILL ADDRESS ORAL HISTORIES OF BLACK EDUCATION IN JIM CROW VIRGINIA
FARMVILLE, Va., April 1 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Dr. Larissa Smith Fergeson, associate professor of history at Longwood University, will address "Remembering School Days: Oral Histories of Black Education in Jim Crow Virginia" on Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m. in the Atrium of Greenwood Library at Longwood University. Following the presentation, refreshments will be served in the Special Collections Room of the Library. Dr. Fergeson has been involved in publ  more

LEGISLATION THAT WORKS FOR MINNESOTA
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 10 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-District 2A, issued the following news release: This week we made important progress on two legislative initiatives that will work to stimulate Minnesota's economy. I want to share with you some of the merits of the Capital Investment Bill and the Federal Tax Conformity Bill and how they will benefit Minnesotans. Capital Investment Bill This week the Minnesota House passed a bipartisan Capital Investment Bill that will p  more

LEGISLATIVE PROCESS MOVING FORWARD IN ST. PAUL
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 28 -- Minnesota State Rep. Randy Demmer, R-District 29A, issued the following news release: We have hit the point in the legislative session where committee work is coming to an end and the bulk of our days will be spent on the House floor. A committee deadline for all finance proposals to be approved is fast approaching, and soon these plans will be debated by the full House. Because of our nearly $1 billion budget deficit, new omnibus finance bills are coming forw  more

LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEGINS - TAXES ABOUND
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 22 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-District 32B, issued the following news release: The 2008 Legislative Session has barely started and the tone has been set with a resounding THUD! With a struggling state and national economy; the Democrat dominated Minnesota Legislature started the session by reacting with nearly 10 billion in proposed new tax increases. And this comes after last year when Governor Pawlenty had warned against runaway spending of the 2 billion d  more

LEGISLATIVE SESSION CONCLUDES, MINNESOTA MOVES FORWARD
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 6 -- Minnesota State Rep. David Bly, DFL-District 25B, issued the following news release: It wasn't that long ago I was campaigning in 2006 to serve as your Representative in Minnesota House. Everyday, I heard from hard working middle-class workers and families who wanted to see something done about rising health care costs, skyrocketing property taxes, and underfunded schools. I am thankful for the ideas and priorities you shared with me. After two productive legislativ  more

LIEBERSON'S 'NERUDA SONGS' EARNS GRAWEMEYER MUSIC PRIZE
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 2 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: "Neruda Songs," a song cycle written by composer Peter Lieberson that became a parting gift to his dying wife, has earned the 2008 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. The work, a group of songs based on five love poems by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, was chosen for the prize among 140 entries from around the world. Lieberson began writing the song cycle in 2003 for his wife,  more

LIFELONG LEARNING HOSTS PIANO PARTY IN LITCHFIELD
CONWAY, S.C., May 20 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Coastal Carolina University will host a "Grand Obsession Piano Party" at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center in Litchfield on Tuesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. A reading by Perri Knize, author of "Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey" (January 2008, Simon & Schuster), will be book-ended with performances by music professor P  more

LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE CLOSED FOR WINTER RECESS DEC. 19 THROUGH JAN. 1
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 17 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: Lincoln Land Community College will be closed for winter recess Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008. The college's main campus, East Springfield Learning Center (1507 E. Cook) and regional education centers in Beardstown, Hillsboro, Jacksonville, Litchfield and Taylorville will resume regular business hours Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008. The LLCC Capital City Training Center and LL  more

LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE EASTERN REGION EDUCATION CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE HEARS UPDATE ON PACT, ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
TAYLORVILLE, Ill., Feb. 20 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: The Advisory Committee for the Lincoln Land Community College Eastern Region Education Center (EREC) heard updates on the Professional Accelerated Career Training (PACT) and Alternative School programs at a meeting at the EREC in Taylorville February 15. Jim Brubaker, executive director of the EREC, also updated members regarding spring semester enrollments and demographic statistics. Committee  more

LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 5 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: The Lincoln Land Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2008-2009 academic year. Applications are available for both first-time freshmen and continuing students. Students who will be first-time freshmen in fall 2008 should apply by January 30. First-time freshmen include students who have not attended a post-secondary institution (college, university or trade   more

LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFERING SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 21 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: High school students in the Lincoln Land Community College District enrolling in a summer college credit course are invited to apply for a Special Admissions Scholarship. These scholarships pay for up to four credit hours of tuition for college credit classes at Lincoln Land during the 2008 summer term. High school students aged 16 and older from the Lincoln Land district can take any transfer  more

LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGEOFFERS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY WITH STUDY ABROAD TRIP TO GERMANY
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 26 -- Lincoln Land Community College issued the following news release: Lincoln Land Community College is accepting enrollments for an international education opportunity in the spring of 2008. Individuals can experience history and culture abroad with the Culture of the Rhine Germany study tour May 22 through 29, 2008. LLCC Professor of History Mark Roehrs, Ph.D. and LLCC Professor of Political Science Chris McDonald, Ph.D., will investigate the legacy of German histo  more

LINGUIST, EDUCATION EXPERT TO SPEAK AT UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Nov. 6 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: John Baugh, well-known African-American linguist and education expert, will give a talk as part of the Linguistics Speaker Series at the University of Mary Washington. The lecture, "Linguistic Profiling in the African Diaspora: Voice Discrimination in the U.S. and South Africa," will take place on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in Woodard Campus Center, Great Hall. The event is free and open to the p  more

LIVINGSTON-WEBBER NAMED INTERIM CHAIR OF WIU'S ENGLISH AND JOURNALISM DEPARTMENT
MACOMB, Ill., June 25 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Joan Livingston-Webber, a Western Illinois University English professor, has been named interim chairperson of Western's Department of English and Journalism, effective July 1, according to College of Arts and Sciences Dean Inessa Levi. She succeeds David Boocker, who accepted the position of dean of the college of arts and sciences at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Livingston-Webber, who came to   more

LOIS RHAME WEST HELPS DEDICATE NEW PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND WELLNESS CENTER
ROCK HILL, S.C., Nov. 2 -- Winthrop University issued the following press release: With the building's namesake in attendance, Winthrop University dedicated its new Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center on Friday. The building, which houses academic space for Winthrop's health, physical education and sport management programs and wellness facilities, opened in August for classes. Lois Rhame West, member of the Class of `43 and former First Lady of South Carolina, h  more

LONGEST ACTIVE DEANSHIP TO END AS ROY WEAVER DECIDES TO STEP DOWN
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 12 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: After 14 years of leading Ball State's Teachers College, Roy Weaver announced that he will be stepping down as dean in order to devote more time to teaching and conducting research. He will remain in his current position until a successor has been found. While departing the dean's office, Weaver will continue his service to the university as professor of curriculum in the department of educational studies - t  more

LONGWOOD DEDICATES JOHN H. AND KAREN WILLIAMS CHICHESTER SCIENCE CENTER
FARMVILLE, Va., Dec. 11 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: The John H. and Karen Williams Chichester Science Center was officially dedicated on Friday, December 7 during a ceremony in the building's first floor lobby. John Chichester was president pro tem of the Virginia Senate. Karen is a 1974 Longwood graduate who served on the Longwood Foundation Board for 12 years. Guests for the event included students, current and former faculty members, legislators, and friends.  more

LONGWOOD GREENHOUSE REOPENS IN CHICHESTER SCIENCE CENTER
FARMVILLE, Va., Jan. 28 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: The Longwood University Greenhouse reopened late in the fall semester in its new home atop the Chichester Science Center. The new 1,330-square foot facility provides additional space for botanical research, education, and campus/community outreach conducted by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. The greenhouse is divided into two large rooms that provide specific controlled environments   more

LONGWOOD INTENSIFIES EFFORTS TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
FARMVILLE, Va., April 14 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: The Longwood University campus is getting greener all the time. The university's efforts to promote an environmentally sustainable campus have intensified in recent years. The campaign is coordinated by the Longwood University Committee for a Sustainable Environment (also called GreenCampus), established in February 2006 by Longwood's president, Dr. Patricia Cormier. Longwood's definition of sustainability,  more

LONGWOOD LISTED AMONG PRINCETON REVIEW'S BEST SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGES
FARMVILLE, Va., Aug. 7 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Princeton Review 2009 - Longwood University ranks as a Best Southeastern College Longwood University is among 139 schools in the Southeastern U.S. listed in the Princeton Review's 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Student opinion data from 630 schools is featured on the Best Colleges: Region by Region section of PrincetonReview.com. "Record enrollments, new academic offerings and state-of-the art facil  more

LONGWOOD PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENT ON GLOBAL WARMING
FARMVILLE, Va., May 27 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University was one of 20 institutions around the world that participated recently in an experiment to raise awareness of global warming. As part of the Albedo Experiment, the result of a partnership between NASA and the International Action on Global Warming (IGLO) project, Longwood joined with other science centers, museums and schools to create highly reflective - high albedo - areas for satellite   more

LONGWOOD RECEIVES GRANT FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PROJECT
FARMVILLE, Va., July 24 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University has received a $75,000 grant for a shoreline erosion control project that will serve as a demonstration model for environmentally friendly practices. The grant from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, will enable the completion of a "living shoreline" project at Hull Springs Farm (HSF), an education and resear  more

LONGWOOD RECEIVES GRANT TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR MATH, SCIENCE TEACHERS
FARMVILLE, Va., March 26 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University's Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) has received a $141,943 math and science partnership grant from the Virginia Department of Education. The grant will fund an initiative titled "Expanding Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Career and Technical Education" which will target Southside Virginia and is designed to address the real world and t  more

LONGWOOD RECOGNIZES FACULTY, STAFF AT ANNUAL EMPLOYEE BANQUET
FARMVILLE, Va., Feb. 28 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University staff and faculty were recognized in the annual Employee Service Awards Program and ARAMARK Banquet, held Feb. 15 in Dorrill Dining Hall. "As I look back over my years at Longwood University," President Patricia Cormier told faculty and staff, "I give thanks for the privilege of serving this community and working with you…Without you, Farmville and the greater community would not have so   more

LONGWOOD RESEARCH USES WII BOWLING TO STUDY ARTHRITIS IN OLDER ADULTS
FARMVILLE, Va., April 6 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: A group of older adults recently met once a week in a Longwood University classroom to play a simulated bowling video game. Although they ate and socialized while bowling, their get-together was not purely social. They were participating in a Longwood research study whose organizers want to know if Nintendo's Wii video game system, increasingly popular in rehabilitation therapy, can help older adults with ar  more

LONGWOOD ROTC ALUMNA TO SPEAK AT COMMENCEMENT
FARMVILLE, Va., April 18 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Col. Jayne Carson, a member of Longwood University's first class of ROTC cadets who later taught in the ROTC program, will be the speaker for commencement on Saturday, May 10, at 9:30 a.m. on Wheeler Mall. Carson, a 1980 graduate, is retiring May 1 from the Army. She has been chief of staff of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee for the past 18 months. Among her many leadership positions  more

LONGWOOD SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO HOST SERIES OF OPEN FORUMS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
FARMVILLE, Va., March 4 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: The Longwood Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a series of open forums for small business owners. All sessions will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and a light supper will be served. There is no charge but registration is required by calling 434.791.7321 or by email to slaytonjd@longwood.edu. The schedule is as follows: Monday, March 10 - Southside Virginia Community College, Christanna Campus,   more

LONGWOOD STUDENT PARTICIPATES IN STATEWIDE PROGRAM FOR NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP
FARMVILLE, Va., Nov. 6 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Bea Cornett Longwood University senior Bea Cornett was one of 28 college students from across Virginia who spent last summer trying to improve life in the state's most impoverished community. Cornett, who plans a career in nonprofit work, participated in the Phoenix Project's 2007 Nonprofit Leadership Program, held from June 10 through Aug. 4 in Petersburg. The students, who were housed at Virginia State Univ  more

LONGWOOD STUDENTS DONATE TRICYCLES TO LOCAL HEAD START PROGRAM
FARMVILLE, Va., Dec. 13 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Youngters in the local Head Start program have some brand new wheels, thanks to a Longwood University student project. Students majoring in physical & health education teacher education (PHETE) recently raised funds for five sturdy tricycles. The group also presented Head Start with 10 bicycle helmets donated by a Longwood employee. "These tricycles sell for $200, but they are nearly indestructible," said  more

LONGWOOD SUPERVISOR OF YEAR, STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF YEAR CHOSEN
FARMVILLE, Va., April 18 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Patricia Payne of the Registrar's office was recently selected Supervisor of the Year for the second consecutive year in Longwood University's student employment program. Lisa Robinson, a senior from Sterling who works in Disability Support Services (DSS), is Student Employee of the Year. Payne, who is among more than 70 Longwood employees who supervise student workers, is an education support specialist. S  more

LONGWOOD THEATRE PRESENTS 'THE EXONERATED' - DOCUDRAMA ABOUT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
FARMVILLE, Va., Jan. 28 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood Theatre's upcoming play comes straight from the pages of today's newspapers. The Exonerated, an award-winning docudrama about six former death row inmates who were eventually released after being found innocent, will be performed Feb. 20-24 in Jarman Auditorium. Two special events are accompanying the production. Sister Helen Prejean, the country's most prominent death penalty opponent, will speak o  more

LONGWOOD TO OFFER FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
FARMVILLE, Va., Jan. 11 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: The films, all of which are free, have English subtitles and start at 7 p.m., are funded by a grant made possible with support from the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture. The February French Film Festival is part of the Tournées Festival, a project to bring contemporary French films to college campuses and to a wider American audience. "For a community the size of Farmville, this is a rare op  more

LONGWOOD TO RECEIVE OVER $30 MILLION FOR MAJOR CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION PROJECTS
FARMVILLE, Va., April 28 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University will receive immediate funding of $29.5 million for the renovation and expansion of Bedford Hall as part of General Assembly HB/SB 5001 passed on April 23--a comprehensive bill that will provide funding, through the sale of taxpayer-backed bonds, for capital outlay planning, construction, and renovation projects for higher education, mental health, state parks, public safety, education, agr  more

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY ADOPTS TRAYLESS DINING IN SUSTAINABILITY EFFORT
FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 3 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University's sustainability effort now includes a trayless dining hall. The move will reduce food waste, conserve the water, chemicals and energy used to wash trays, and reduce the university's carbon footprint. It was announced Aug. 15 by Longwood President Patricia Cormier in her annual "welcome back" speech to faculty and staff, then punctuated when she tossed a tray into the trash can. Dining ser  more

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY APPOINTS NEW DEAN OF GRADUATE STUDIES
FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 15 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Dr. Anthony A. Koyzis, formerly of Wayne State College (WSC) in Nebraska, is Longwood University's new dean of Graduate and Extended Studies. Koyzis, who started Sept. 10, had been the dean of the School of Education, Consulting and Graduate Studies at WSC where he was responsible for all on-campus and off-campus academic programs within the School. He previously chaired the Department of Educational Foundat  more

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY EARNS $423,386 GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 9 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University has received a $423,386 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund Project LINC (Learning in INclusive Classrooms) which will develop a portable and sustainable training curriculum to support new, part-time, and temporary foreign language instructors in inclusive classroom techniques. Dr. Sally Scott, director of disability services, and Dr. Wade Edwards, associate professor of Frenc  more

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY ENROLLS RECORD FRESHMAN CLASS, ENROLLMENT EXPECTED TO TOP 4,800
FARMVILLE, Va., Aug. 27 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University welcomed a record number of new students when classes began on Monday, August 25. To date, new student enrollment includes 1,065 freshmen and 165 transfer students for a total of 1,230 new students. For fall 2008, Longwood's total enrollment is projected to reach more than 4,800 students, marking the university's highest enrollment ever. This figure includes off-campus, graduate and online st  more

LONGWOOD'S HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER EARNS GREEN INNOVATION AWARD
FARMVILLE, Va., July 1 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University's Health and Fitness Center has received the 2008 Virginia Sustainable Building Network's Green Innovation Award for Best Green Institutional Project. The award was presented during the Virginia Sustainable Building Network's 13th annual meeting on June 25 at the University of Richmond. The VSBN is the only statewide organization that brings together representatives from diverse sectors th  more

LONGWOOD'S HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER EARNS LEED GOLD RATING
FARMVILLE, Va., April 25 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Dr. Cormier unveils the LEED plague Dr. Cormier unveils the LEED plague. As part of Longwood University's Earth Day events on April 22, a ceremony was held to unveil a plaque recognizing the Health and Fitness Center's Gold Certification Rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Council's Green Building Rating System recognizes energy savings fo  more

LONGWOOD'S RECREATION CENTER RECOGNIZED FOR ENERGY SAVINGS
FARMVILLE, Va., April 7 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University's recreation center has received the second highest certification for green buildings. Longwood officials learned in February that the Health & Fitness Center was awarded the Gold level in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System from the U.S. Green Building Council, which recognizes energy savings for new and existing buildings. The recreation  more

LOOKING AHEAD TO WHAT STILL NEEDS TO GET DONE
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 24 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors, Your Legislature took an Easter break from business of about 6 days this past week. Here are some items waiting action. Some of it is necessary, and some of it, well, may not be. The 2008 Bonding Bill, has yet to be completed. The House version is a $960 million dollar bill which exceeds the state debt limit by $135 million dollars. The House and Senate pas  more

LORI BARUTH, DR. ROSEMAN JOINS MUSIC FACULTY
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 7 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: Two accomplished musicians have joined the woodwind faculty in the Department of Music at Morehead State University. Lori Baruth, clarinet, and Dr. Jacob Roseman, flute, have been named assistant professors of music. Baruth is active as a chamber musician and recitalist with several performances throughout the United States to her credit. She has performed with the Westerville Symphony Orchestra, the C  more

MAHER APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FOR BERKELEY COLLEGE
LAS VEGAS, N.M., Jan. 22 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced the appointment of Brian Maher of Sparta, New Jersey, to the position of Director of Athletics. Mr. Maher, in collaboration with the Deans of Student Development and Campus Life in New Jersey and New York, will be responsible for the administration of intramural and intercollegiate sports programs. "Recognizing that participatio  more

MAINE CUSTOMER CONTACT CENTERS ARE LATEST L.L.BEAN WORKSITES TO EARN ENTRY INTO ELITE VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAMS OF LABOR DEPARTMENT'S OSHA
BOSTON, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: The L.L.Bean customer contact centers in Waterville and Bangor, Maine, have joined the retailer's Freeport, Maine, manufacturing plant in the prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They were welcomed into the VPP by OSHA officials in ceremonies held today at both worksi  more

MAJOR GAS PRODUCTION FORUM TO FOCUS ON PUBLIC HEALTH, LAND, LAW
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The city of Binghamton issued the following press release: In the most comprehensive natural gas forum to date, a diverse panel of experts will discuss "Making Sure We Get It Right: Health, Land, Law and Natural Gas Production" on October 29, from 7:00-9:00pm at Binghamton's West Middle School. "Though we are rightfully excited about the economic benefits of natural gas production, the toxic legacy of IBM is a local reminder that we must exercise care and caut  more

MANHATTAN HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that five high school students from Manhattan have received Merit and Alumni Scholarships to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic growth and recogni  more

MARCHING LEATHERNECKS TO CHICAGO FOR PERFORMANCE, PARADE
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 10 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University Marching Leathernecks Band, under the direction of Associate Band Director Doug Phillips, is on tour this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 11 - Monday, Oct. 13 in Chicagoland. The Marching Leathernecks will participate in the Columbus Day Parade along Columbus and Balbo drives in Downtown Chicago on Monday, Oct. 13. The nearly 150-member band is also scheduled for a 7:40 p.m. S  more

MARION COUNTY TEACHERS RECEIVE MINI-GRANTS FOR WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION PROJECTS
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: Four Marion County teachers are among the record number of educators who applied for and received Splash! mini-grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded Splash! mini-grants to 209 educators totaling more than $413,000. That's 72 more grant recipients than last year. Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator, attri  more

MASON RECEIVES GRANT TO RESEARCH TEEN DRINKING CULTURES IN AMERICA
FAIRFAX, Va., March 26 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: George Mason University has received a $500,000 grant from The Century Council that will fund a two-year research initiative that will set the benchmark for all future studies done to fight underage drinking. The Century Council is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. The study "Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America" is designed to better unders  more

MASON RECOGNIZED IN TOP 100 OF ACADEMIC RANKING OF WORLD UNIVERSITIES
FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 3 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: George Mason University was ranked in the top 100 North and Latin American Universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities which is conducted annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Institute of Higher Education. The ranking was published on their web site on Friday, Aug. 15, and can be found at http://www.arwu.org/rank2008/ARWU2008_TopAmer(EN).htm Universities are ranked by several indicator  more

MASON'S BOV INCREASES TUITION, FEES TO SATISFY STATE MANDATE
FAIRFAX, Va., May 8 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: George Mason University's Board of Visitors (BOV) voted to raise annual tuition and fees for in-state undergraduate students by $672 for the upcoming 2008-09 academic year. The BOV's decision also includes increases in annual tuition and fees for other categories of students. In addition, the university has increased need and merit-based financial aid. This decision allows Mason to invest in academic excellen  more

MASON'S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT OFFERS NEW MINOR IN EDUCATION STUDIES
FAIRFAX, Va., July 7 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is offering a new 18-hour undergraduate minor in education studies for students who are interested in the field of education, but not sure if they want to pursue a licensure in teaching. Students began taking classes in the spring. "The minor in education studies is not just intended for students who want to become educators," says J  more

MAY '07 GRAD IS YOUNGEST MAYOR OF BELLEFONTAINE
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 19 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Adam Brannon, a May 2007 graduate, didn't do the usual job search with résumés and applications. He picked the job he wanted, and then he campaigned for it - literally. The political science major set his sights on becoming the next mayor of Bellefontaine, Ohio. As the Democratic candidate, Brannon beat an independent and the incumbent Republican mayor in November's election. At age 22, he will assume office  more

MAYOR BALLARD NAMES CHARTER SCHOOLS BOARD CHAIRMAN
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1 -- The office of the Indianapolis Mayor issued the following press release: Today, Mayor Ballard announced the appointment of John M. Mutz, former two-term Lieutenant Governor of Indiana and chairman of the Lumina Foundation for Education, as chair of the Indianapolis Charter Schools Board. The Charter Schools Board is charged with advising the Mayor on high stakes decisions specific to the charter schools initiative, including the review of applications for new charter s  more

MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES 18 INITIATIVES TO HELP NEW YORKERS FACE CURRENT ECONOMIC CHALLENGES
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- The office of the New York City Mayor issued the following press release: Initiatives Are Designed to Create Jobs; Support New York City's Workforce, Small Businesses and Homeowners; and Provide Targeted Relief Relies on Federal, State and Existing City Dollars, Limited New Funds Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced 18 initiatives to help New Yorkers weather the increasing challenges brought on by the economic downturn in the global, national and local econom  more

MAYOR DYER ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO 'GO GREEN ON HALLOWEEN'
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The city of Orlando issued the following news release: WHAT: Mayor Buddy Dyer introduces Green Works LIFE, an educational program designed to provide the Orlando Community with information on how to reduce their environmental footprint and conserve energy and resources. By providing tools and resources, we will empower residents to lead environmentally-friendly lifestyles. To officially launch Green Works LIFE, Mayor Dyer and City employees will participate in an  more

MAYOR MENINO ANNOUNCES NEW BENEFITS FOR BIKERS
BOSTON, Aug. 5 -- The city of Boston issued the following press release: Less than a year ago, Mayor Thomas M. Menino stood alongside the City's new Bike Coordinator Nicole Freedman in front of members of the biking community and explained how Boston would soon become a better biking city. Today, he proudly announced bike lanes have been put down on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston and American Legion Highway in Roslindale, with more planned, and that 250 bike racks have begun to be placed acro  more

MCENTIRE DIETETICS SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED
MACOMB, Ill., March 25 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: "I'll never forget the day I came home from school and drove past the snowman doing a head stand!" said Nola McEntire. "LaVern and the boys decided to make their snowman unique, so they stuck the legs out the top so it looked like it was upside down. It was quite a funny surprise when I came home from teaching." This sense of humor and enjoyment of life is evident in both the McEntires during a recent   more

MCGAUGHEY AND HANEY TO RETIRE FROM JMC DEPARTMENT
MURRAY, Ky., April 22 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: At the end of May, Dr. Roger Haney and Dr. Robert McGaughey will officially retire as professors in the department of journalism/mass communications (JMC) at Murray State University. They both had previously retired but continued teaching on a part-time basis. Both will leave with 38 years as university professors. Haney came to MSU in 1977 after teaching in the department of speech/human communications at  more

MEDIA INVITATION FOR WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-QUAD CITIES EVENT
MACOMB, Ill., Nov. 29 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: TO: Quad Cities area media FROM: University Relations/AT&T DATE: November 29, 2007 RE: Announcement at WIU-QC Beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the WIU-Quad Cities 60th Street campus in Moline, the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc., will announce a grant to Western Illinois University. The donation will allow Western to expand its innovative online teac  more

MEDICAL INFORMATICS EXPERT SPEAKS AT JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
HARRISONBURG, Va., March 31 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: Dr. Don Detmer, president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, will discuss "The Present and Future of Biomedical and Health Informatics: AMIA's Initiatives," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Health and Human Services Building, Room 1302, at James Madison University. Biomedical and health care informatics is a field of research and practice that involves understanding and pr  more

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA EPILEPSY PROGRAM OFFERS TEAM APPROACH TO AWARENESS, TREATMENT
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 21 -- The Medical University of South Carolina issued the following news release: There is no denying that epilepsy presents a significant health problem in the United States, as more than three million Americans have the condition. According to the Epilepsy Foundation of South Carolina, the 55,000 to 65,000 South Carolinians with this seizure disorder represent an above average incidence when compared to national averages. Annually, health care costs related to epil  more

MELROY'S PAINTINGS IN 1124 GALLERY
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 6 --University of Findlay issued the following news release:] Paintings by Harry Melroy will be on display at The University of Findlay's 1124 Gallery, located at 1124 N. Cory St., Oct. 6 through Dec. 12. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Melroy earned a bachelor's degree from Ohio Northern University and a master's degree from Northern Illinois University. He teaches junior high school art at Mohawk Local School District in Sycamore, Ohio. He   more

MEMBER STATES CALLED ON TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO PREVENT OBSTETRIC FISTULA, INCLUDING ENSURING PRENATAL, POST-NATAL CARE, IN TEXT APPROVED BY THIRD COMMITTEE
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 30 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: The General Assembly would call on States to take all necessary measures to ensure the right of women and girls to the highest attainable standards of health, paying special attention to securing appropriate prenatal and post-natal care for the prevention of obstetric fistula, according to a draft resolution approved unanimously today by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), which broke off fr  more

MEMBERS OF RADFORD UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO SPEAK ABOUT MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE AT CONTINUING EDUCATION CONFERENCE
RADFORD, Va., Aug. 13 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Members of the Radford University Leadership Development Center (RU LDC) will participate in the Continuing Education Conference for the Treasurers' Association of Virginia in Roanoke on Monday, August 18. The conference provides continuing educational opportunities and professional development for Commonwealth treasurers, commissioners and their office staff. More than 150 people are expected to attend. El  more

MERCURY LEVELS DROP IN LAFAYETTE WASTEWATER
LAFAYETTE, Colo., July 10 -- The city of LaFayette issued the following news release: Since 2004, the mercury levels detected at wastewater treatment plants in Lafayette have dropped significantly. Following the model of other communities, like Boulder and Ft Collins, the city of Lafayette enacted a local ordinance requiring all dental offices to install equipment that prevents mercury and other metals from entering wastewater treatment plants and local waterways. Amalgam is an alloy of me  more

METRO STATE CENTER FOR VISUAL ART ANNOUNCES PURCHASE, LEGACY INITIATIVE
DENVER, July 15 -- Metropolitan State College of Denver issued the following news release: Metropolitan State College of Denver's Center for Visual Art (CVA) will host the Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects exhibition Aug. 29 through Nov. 1 (with private showing opportunities Aug. 21 through 28 during the Democratic National Convention). The exhibition includes a Sept. 18 public lecture, which the artists are presenting as a gift to the CVA, and a VIP reception with the artists  more

METRO STATE TAKES STANCE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT ISSUES
DENVER, Sept. 4 -- Metropolitan State College of Denver issued the following news release: On Sept 3, at its first meeting in the 2008-2009 academic year, the Metropolitan State College of Denver Board of Trustees took a position on a number of items expected to appear on the November ballot. The Board voted unanimously to oppose Amendment 46, which would prohibit state entities from considering race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in employment, public education and business con  more

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY 2008 EVENTS SCHEDULE
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The Miami-Dade County government issued the following news release: Post Purchase Workshop: Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Foundation, Inc. is hosting a Post Purchase Workshop for new homebuyers on November 1, 2008, at North Miami Beach Parks and Recreation, McDonald Center, 17051 NE 19 Avenue., Miami, from 10:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M. This free event will provide information on Foreclosure Prevention; Identity Theft/Fraud, Estate Planning, Miami-Dade Energy A  more

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL MARKS THE END OF SEASON
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 30 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Everyone is invited to join the Radford University community for the Mid-Autumn Festival on Wednesday, October 1. The celebration will be held on the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A popular holiday within the Chinese culture, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a celebration of the end of the summer harvest season. Similar to the American Thanksgiving holiday, the festival i  more

MINORITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 17
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 18 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Applications for Western Illinois University students who are interested in participating in the Summer and Fall 2008 Minority Internship Program (MIP) are due by Monday, March 17 to MIP Director and Chair of African American Studies Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah. The program, which is funded by a Higher Education Cooperation Act (HECA) grant through the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), is a one seme  more

Mississippi Dems: Complete Text Of Jamie Franks Speech
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 30 -- The Mississippi Democratic Party issued the following news release: Here is the text of the speech Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Jamie Franks gave today at the Mississippi Economic Council's 7th Annual Hobnob event on the grounds of the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum in Jackson. JAMIE FRANKS: After months of relentless campaigning across our state and this country, everything ends in five short days - on Tuesday, Nov. 4th. Voters will choose ou  more

Montgomery College Receives $100,000 Grant to Address Unplanned Pregnancy Among Community College Students
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 30 -- Montgomery College issued the following news release: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has awarded Montgomery College a $100,000 grant for a two-year pilot project to develop a model that addresses student attitudes and decisions about pregnancy and its impact on college education. The project, which will take place at Montgomery College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, will use a variety of strategies for promoting the reduction o  more

MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY AT PRESTONSBURG TO HOLD INFORMATIONAL MEETING DEC. 5
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 19 --Morehead State University issued the following news release: Beginning with the Spring 2008 term, Morehead State University will offer courses leading to State Certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor. An informational session will be held at MSU at Prestonsburg, located on the campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The program will run from 5-6 p.m. in room 136 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. Upon completi  more

MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY'S ADULT LEARNING PROGRAMS EARNS REWARDS
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 1 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University/Rowan County's Adult Learning Center and MSU at West Liberty's Adult Education and Career Center were among the adult education programs to share more than $1 million in incentive funds from Kentucky Adult Education for meeting or exceeding enrollment and performance goals in the 2006-07 fiscal year. Only 70 Kentucky counties had adult education program to earn performance incent  more

MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY'S CENTER FOR REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT TO HOST FORUMS
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 20 --Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University's Center for Regional Engagement (CRE) is hosting seven public forums throughout East Kentucky in search of ideas on how MSU can better serve the region. The final two forums will be Thursday, Dec. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at MSU at Ashland in room 275; and Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center. The CRE serves as a primary entrance point to the University f  more

MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY'S ROTC CADET MCWHORTER NAMED TOP CADET
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 12 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University's ROTC Cadet Robert McWhorter, Morehead senior, has ranked 22 out of 4,099 cadets from 272 universities across the nation. His ranking makes him the top ranked cadet in the Cadet Command's 7th Brigade, which includes all the universities in Kentucky and Ohio. "His achievements have not only brought national recognition and honor to him as an individual, but are testimony of the   more

MOSCOW PROFESSORS SEEK EXPERTISE AT RU ABOUT WORKING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 9 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Two professors from Moscow City University of Psychology and Education visited Radford University this week to explore how U.S. teachers and professors work with students who have disabilities. Marina Shumskih, doctor of pedagogy and head teacher at MCUPE and Elena Pryakhina, the deputy head teacher of scientific and methodological work at the Moscow-based university, met Monday with teachers and students in RU's  more

MOTHER OF GERMAN 'RAPE VICTIM' TO TAKE MINISTER TO COURT
Panaji, Oct. 30 -- (IANS) The mother of a 14-year-old German girl who was allegedly raped by the kin of Goan politicians will move court against minister Churchill Alemao for slandering the reputation of the victim through an advertisement, her counsel said Thursday. "Not only is the advertisement released by Mr Alemao (the public works department minister) slandering the reputation of the child, it is also contempt of court," the German mother's counsel advocate Aires Rodrigues told reporters   more

MSU ART PROFESSOR NAMED KENTUCKY ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
MURRAY, Ky., Feb. 8 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Dr. Camille Serre, professor in the department of art at Murray State University has been named the Art Educator of the Year for Higher Education in the state of Kentucky for 2007. This distinguished honor recognizes her many long hours of dedicated service. Head of the department's art education program, Serre came to the university in 1985 after having received her Ph.D. from Purdue University. In addition   more

MSU CENTER FOR ECON ED PRESENTS ECONOMICS GREATEST HITS WORKSHOP
MURRAY, Ky., Feb. 12 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: The Murray State University Center for Economic Education and the Graves County Board of Education invite K-12 teachers to participate in an upcoming free workshop featuring Economics' Greatest Hits. The workshop will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Graves Central Elementary School located at 2262 State Route 121 North, Mayfield, Ky. The workshop will feature lessons from three curricula  more

MSU COLLEGE OF EDUCATION NAMES DALE FAUGHN 2008 OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR
MURRAY, Ky., June 24 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Being at the head of the class for the past 58 years hasn't quenched Dale Faughn's thirst for knowledge. In fact, the longtime biology teacher at Caldwell County High School says he "believes in continuing to learn." That personal driving force and dedication to serve was noted recently as Faughn was named the 2008 Outstanding Educator by Murray State University's college of education. The announcement was made  more

MSU HOSTS ORIENTATION FOR 18-COUNTY REGIONAL STEWARDSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MURRAY, Ky., Feb. 5 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University (MSU) has initiated a new program that will increase and improve upon their activities in addressing local and regional needs. This new initiative was developed by Kentucky's Council for Postsecondary Education under House Bill 1 to create an Office of Regional Stewardship and Outreach. The focus of this new office is to promote "stewardship of place," an effort to create more engaged int  more

MSU'S CENTER FOR TEACHING, LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY TO HOST ANNUAL FORUM
MURRAY, Ky., Sept. 9 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University will host its 11th annual Teaching and Technology Forum Sept. 18-19. The event is hosted by the university's Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Open to MSU faculty and staff, as well as participants from area institutions of higher education and K-12 administrators, the forum provides an opportunity to share ideas and experiences about using technology to improve teaching.   more

MSU'S SPARKS LECTURE TO BE BROADCAST ON KET3
MURRAY, Ky., Aug. 27 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Kentucky Educational Television (KET) will air the Harry M. Sparks Distinguished Lecturer Series five times during the month of September. The 2008 speaker for the series was Dr. Jon Draud, Kentucky's commissioner of education. His topic was "Focus on Teachers as Leaders in the Classroom, School and District." The lecture, an annual event at Murray State University, honors Sparks, fifth president of Murray Stat  more

MURAL PROJECT FEATURED ON VBTV
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 6 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: A mural project done collaboratively by Old Dominion University students and Virginia Beach elementary school students is being profiled on VBTV, the Virginia Beach channel of city government and events. ODU art lecturer Patricia Edwards and her elementary art education class worked to create a mural on a temporary wall in a wing of the Virginia Aquarium, which is undergoing renovation. Edwards tasked her s  more

MURRAY STATE CATERING SUPERVISOR ATTENDS CULINARY ENHANCEMENT WORKSHOP
MURRAY, Ky., Sept. 2 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: For a week in early August, J.W. Foster, production supervisor in catering at Murray State University, received some schooling of his own. Every day, from 6:30 a.m. until after 2 p.m., Foster received intense training in culinary greatness - in fact, he received 30 weeks of training crammed into six days. Foster, who has had an interest in cooking since he was young, applied and was accepted to the Culinary Enh  more

MURRAY STATE INSTRUMENTAL IN CREATION OF NEW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
MURRAY, Ky., July 31 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Members of Murray State University's department of industrial and engineering technology have joined with several other universities to create an organization known as the International Association of Journals and Conferences. Abdul Yarali, a faculty member in the department of telecommunications systems management, has been appointed vice president for member affairs of the organization. Other Murray State   more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY 2008 SPRING COMMENCEMENT PREVIEW
MURRAY, Ky., May 8 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University will host its 85th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 10, at the Regional Special Events Center. The program will begin at 10 a.m. with the Presentation of Colors by Murray State University's Army ROTC Color Guard. Murray State President Randy J. Dunn will confer degrees to members of the Murray State graduating class of 2008. Dr. Gary R. Brockway, provost, will administer the awardi  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY ACQUIRES OPTION TO PURCHASE LAND FOR NEW FACILITY IN PADUCAH
MURRAY, Ky., July 10 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University (MSU) has acquired an option to purchase available property in Paducah for future consideration as an extended campus site. The property on Interstate 24 across the interstate from West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) is commonly referred to as the Barkley Woods ground. "We must be in Paducah in a stronger way and the window of availability for an option on this prope  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES FOR 2008 HOMECOMING KING AND QUEEN
MURRAY, Ky., Oct. 8 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University's annual celebration of the crowning of Homecoming King and Queen will take place Saturday, Oct. 11. Candidates will be introduced during the pre-game festivities at 2:30 p.m. at Roy Stewart Stadium. Winners will be announced just prior to the 3 p.m. kick-off between the Murray State Racers and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. Candidates for the title of Homecoming King include Philip B  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ECON ED OFFERS STOCK MARKET GAME WORKSHOP IN PADUCAH
MURRAY, Ky., Aug. 27 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Teachers in grades four through 12 are invited to attend a free workshop offered by the Murray State University Center for Economic Education, the Kentucky Council on Economic Education and sponsored by Hilliard Lyons and the McCracken County Board of Education. The workshop focuses on the Fall 2008 Stock Market Game competition. It will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the McCracken County Boar  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR ECON ED PRESENTS ADOPT A TOWBOAT WORKSHOP
MURRAY, Ky., Sept. 2 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: The Murray State University Center for Economic Education, the River Heritage Museum and The Propeller Club of Paducah invite teachers of grades two through eight to participate in a workshop to gain training in the use of the curriculum "Adopt a Towboat." The workshop will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the River Heritage Museum on 117 South Water St. in Paducah. The Adopt a Towboat progr  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS MAINTAINS AACSB ACCREDITATION
MURRAY, Ky., April 23 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: The College of Business and Public Affairs at Murray State University has maintained accreditation with the AACSB International - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Gerry Nkombo Muuka, associate dean of the college of business and public affairs, accepted a certificate of accreditation from the AACSB in Honolulu on April 13. "This prestigious accreditation is considered to be the gold st  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT DUNN SPEAKS AT WASHINGTON CONFERENCE
MURRAY, Ky., July 15 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Dr. Randy J. Dunn, Murray State University president, addressed members of the U.S. House and Senate in Washington D.C., recently at the June meeting of the Delta Grassroots Legislative Caucus Conference. This group works with politicians and policymakers, and in conjunction with the state-federal Delta Regional Authority partnership, to advance broad-based initiatives in the Delta states, which includes Kentuc  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES INCREASED ACCESS TO ADULT LEARNERS SEEKING A DEGREE THROUGH PROJECT GRADUATE INITIATIVE LAUNCHED BY COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
MURRAY, Ky., July 18 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Project Graduate teams at Kentucky's public universities helped 14 adults return to college to earn their bachelor's degree this spring, according to preliminary data gathered by the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE). Three more Project Graduate students will graduate this summer and 232 students have enrolled for summer or fall classes. Although Murray State University (MSU) has a strong program in   more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES TOP RANKINGS FOR 18TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR FROM U.S. NEWS 2009 EDITION OF AMERICA'S BEST COLLEGES -- ONLY KENTUCKY PUBLIC TO BE RANKED FOR THAT LENGTH OF TIME IN GUIDE
MURRAY, Ky., Aug. 21 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: The annual rankings by U.S.News & World Report are out today with Murray State University (MSU) appearing among the nation's top public universities for the 18th consecutive year. The U.S.News college guide, America's Best Colleges, has Murray ranked seventh in the Top Public University-Master's/South division. MSU has appeared in the top 10 of that category for the past several years. Also, the university hold  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE HOSTS 2008 IFAL CONFERENCE
MURRAY, Ky., June 17 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Top-ranked students from all across Kentucky arrived on the campus of Murray State University Sunday to participate in one of the most prestigious leadership conferences offered throughout the state. Sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, the 2008 Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) is a comprehensive five-day summer leadership conference that introduces students to college life and  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY TAKES STEWARDSHIP EFFORT TO HARTFORD COMMUNITY
MURRAY, Ky., Aug. 4 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University (MSU) was able to make the recent bicentennial event in Hartford, Ky., a bit more special. The Ohio County town of, according to their citizens, "2,000 happy people and a few soreheads," enlisted MSU's help to bring notice to their motto and the town celebration. Hartford Mayor Charlotte Hendricks approached MSU President Randy Dunn at a chamber of commerce function in Owensboro, Ky., and  more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY UNVEILS REGIONAL VISION PLAN
MURRAY, Ky., Sept. 19 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University has unveiled its new Regional Vision Plan and announced the nine projects set to begin this fall to support the number one goal of educational attainment throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky. The announcement was made on Sept. 11 during a reception that the Office of Regional Stewardship and Outreach hosted on campus for community leaders from the 18 counties in west Kentucky taking   more

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY, MURRAY ENVIRONMENTAL STUDENT SOCIETY ORGANIZATION AND WAL-MART PARTNER TO HOST ALL-DAY SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE
MURRAY, Ky., Oct. 27 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University and the Murray Environmental Student Society (MESS) are partnering with Wal-Mart of Murray to host an all-day Sustainability Conference on the MSU campus on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Molly Runyon, MESS president from Rolla, Mo., says the event is the first of its kind for the Murray campus and will feature displays and speakers to help educate citizens about sustainability issues ranging from   more

MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERTS ON MARCH 24-25
RADFORD, Va., March 20 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University's Department of Music will have concerts March 24 and March 25, at 8 p.m., in Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall. The spring percussion concert on Monday, March 24, features guest artist Mohammed DaCosta, a master drummer and dancer. Focusing on large percussion orchestral compositions, the concert includes chamber works from a wide spectrum of percussion repertoire. DaCosta's performance is   more

MUSSELMAN ON 'WITH GOOD REASON' RADIO PROGRAM NOV. 15
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 6 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Lytton John Musselman, the Mary Payne Hogan Professor of Botany and chair of the Department of Biological Studies at Old Dominion University, will discuss his new book about the plants of the holy lands as a guest on the public radio show "With Good Reason," which airs on stations throughout Virginia Nov. 10-16. The book, "Figs, Dates, Laurel, and Myrrh: Plants of the Bible and the Quran," was published by   more

NABP Symposium to Provide Forum for Attendees to Investigate and Discuss Anti-counterfeiting Efforts, Explore Establishment of BTC Drug Class
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Sept. 8 -- The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy issued the following news release: Attendees of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) 2008 Symposium will have the chance to explore the challenges of combating counterfeit drugs as well as examine the logistics of establishing a behind-the-counter (BTC) drug class during the new one-and-a-half day meeting format. Held December 4-5, 2008, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Hotel in Tucson, AZ, the Sympo  more

NACDS Pledge: Members 'See the Return of NACDS'
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 29 -- The National Association of Chain Drug Stores issued the following news release: The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) today announced a theme that will drive its member-service philosophy and member communications during the current economic climate:" See the return of NACDS." As a testimony to the value of chain members' involvement and the validity of this theme, NACDS also announced an analytical model that measures public policy victories and t  more

NASA ISSUES STATEMENT ON CIVIL SPACE AND AERONAUTICS ACTIVITIES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- NASA issued the following statement: During a meeting Thursday at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) in Seoul, Korea, NASA's Assistant Administrator for External Relations, Michael F. O'Brien, and MEST's Director-General for Big Science, Munki Lee, signed a joint statement of intent identifying potential interest in cooperation in civil space and aeronautics activities. According to the statement, the two agencies agree to conduct discussions to  more

NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM EXHIBIT TO SHOWCASE LOCAL TALENT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
CASTLE ROCK, Colo., Aug. 26 -- The Town of Castle Rock Office of Community Relations issued the following news release: Announcing the 2nd Annual Exhibit of The National Arts Program® for the Greater Castle Rock Area of the Front Range. The National Arts Program® is designed to give all artists of all skill levels, an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and compete for cash prizes and continuing education grants. The exhibit is judged by professional artists  more

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION GREAT UNSELD NAMED ALUMNUS OF YEAR; ALUMNI FELLOWS HONORED
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 17 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: National Basketball Association great Wes Unseld, a 1968 graduate of the University of Louisville, has received the 2008 Alumnus of the Year award. The award, the highest honor bestowed on any graduate by the UofL Alumni Association, recognizes people who have distinguished themselves in their careers and personal lives. The association recognized Unseld and 2008 Alumni Fellows from each college at a  more

National BIM Standard Version 1 - Part 1 Released
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- The National Institute of Building Sciences issued the following news release: The National Institute of Building Sciences' (NIBS), Facility Information Council (FIC) announced today that the Executive Committee for the National Building Information Modeling Standard (NBIMS) project has released the National BIM Standard Version 1 - Part 1: Overview, Principles, and Methodologies for public use. This document, which includes contributions by more than thirty subject-matt  more

NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 29 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: October is a month full of ghosts, ghouls and goblins. But nothing is more terrifying than computer security breaches, which can result in identity theft and fraud. As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, University Technology and the chief technology security officer (CTSO) at Western Illinois University will host a website and newsletters dedicated to increasing cyber security awareness.   more

NATIONAL HISTORY EDUCATION CLEARINGHOUSE NOW PUBLICLY AVAILABLE
FAIRFAX, Va., May 12 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: The National History Education Clearinghouse, an online project that brings U.S. history teachers high-quality support and resources, has been launched by George Mason University's Center for History and New Media (CHNM) and project partner Stanford University. The clearinghouse is now available to the public at http://teachinghistory.org. In October 2007, the U.S. Department of Education awarded a $7 millio  more

NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SHOWS STUDENTS GAIN THROUGH WINTHROP EXPERIENCE
ROCK HILL, S.C., Nov. 6 -- Winthrop University issued the following press release: First-time students and seniors at Winthrop University who took a recent national survey reported that they are more engaged in university life than many of their counterparts at other institutions around the country. The National Survey of Student Engagement provides information to students and parents regarding effective teaching and student learning instead of rating colleges on the basis of their institu  more

NATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM OFFERS COMPREHENSIVE GREEN PLAN FOR CAMPUSES
MUNCIE, Ind., March 4 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: When it comes to sustainability, Ball State University is again demonstrating that its actions speak louder than words. The university has joined more than 90 other higher education institutions to launch the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) pilot program, a national initiative to make campus life more sustainable. STARS, developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sus  more

NATIVE, MCCLELLAN PERFORMS AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA SINGS
FLORENCE, Ala., April 22 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: Florence native and University of North Alabama alumna Eleanor McClellan will perform at UNA Sings as part of the 2008 Fine Arts Festival on May 1. A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., a VIP-served dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the concert at 7:30 p.m. The program will benefit the UNA choral music program. Tickets are $25 for the dinner and concert with prior reservation by April 28. General admission ti  more

NAVAN AUTHORS BOOK ON GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION
MURRAY, Ky., Sept. 2 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Corwin Press recently published Nurturing the Gifted Female: A Guide for Educators and Parents, a book written by Joy Navan, who directs the Center for Gifted Studies at Murray State University. Navan has taught for 27 years, during which time she has worked mostly with gifted students at the secondary level. Nurturing the Female features strategies for parents and educators to help girls, their families and th  more

NCPA Elects New Officers and Executive Committee
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 27 -- The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following news release: The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) installed new officers and Executive Committee members for 2008-2009 at its 110th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, held October 11-15, in Tampa, Florida. NCPA's House of Delegates also passed a number of resolutions on subjects including the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies, illegal online drug operations, required res  more

NEED FOR TEACHERS NOT NEW IN NATION'S HISTORY
WICHITA, Kan., July 9 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: Our nation is facing a shortage of teachers trained to prepare students for 21st-century careers and to help high-needs students. Interestingly, these challenges are really not so different from those faced throughout our nation's history. In colonial New England, struggling villages had difficulty keeping their schools open, and when settlement moved west, it was often not easy to find teachers for the o  more

NETWORK LUNCHEON SPEAKERS TACKLE EDUCATION, EXPECTATIONS
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 17 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: UofL's College of Arts and Sciences sponsors UofL NETWORK luncheon series, which will take several approaches to examining and learning from the past to craft a better future. NETWORK is an acronym for New Energy to Work Out Racial Kinks. The spring schedule is: * Jan. 24 - "Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research." Founding director Cate Fosl will discuss the purpose of the new UofL instit  more

NEW ACADEMIC REGALIA INTRODUCED THIS YEAR
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 13 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Commencement ceremonies at the University will look a little different this year - specifically, more colorful and more distinct than in years past. No longer will graduates march the Arch wearing the all-black satin-finish robe that has been seen walking across the commencement stage for so many years. December 2007 graduates will be the first to attend commencement ceremonies wearing new matte black robes,  more

New AMA Survey Highlights Need To Improve Medicare's PQRI
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: Key elements of Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) must be improved so that physicians can successfully participate and use the information to increase the quality of patient care. This is the main take-away from the American Medical Association's (AMA) new survey of physicians who participated in the PQRI during its first year of implementation. More than six out of 10 physicia  more

NEW AND IMPROVED HOMEPAGE FOR JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY WEB SITE
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., May 16 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: When you sign on to the JSU Web site today, it will look completely different. After many months of preparation and hard work, JSU has gone live with a new and improved homepage on the Luminis Content Management System. The first phase also includes the Distance Education, Information Technology, and Library Web sites. Four additional sites will be coming online soon with the new look, and other  more

NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Nov. 9 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr has named longtime athletic department coach and faculty member Janet Bailey Athletic Director for the school. Dr. Barr said, "I am pleased she has agreed to serve in this capacity and accept these additional responsibilities. Janet is a natural fit for this position." Bailey said, "I am humbled and honored to serve a staff of hard working coaches and t  more

NEW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES EXPAND DANCE PATRON EXPERIENCES
TEMECULA, Calif., Oct. 3 -- The city of Temecula issued the following news release: We are fortunate to be surrounded by seasoned dance professionals in the Temecula Valley and two of them, Nicole Thomas and Lori Torok, will serve as our inaugural Dance Discussion Hosts on the opening weekend of Temecula Presents 2008-2009 Season DANCE Series featuring the Limón Dance Company. They will host pre-performance talks and facilitate a post-performance Q&A with the audience. Temecula Presents i  more

NEW DEFENSE BUDGET UNDERPINS ALABAMA JOBS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 -- Rep. Terry Everett, R-Ala. (2nd CD), issued the following press release: While the liberal-run 110th Congress cannot be accused of any legislative heavy lifting, with the help of conservatives it did manage a few good works before adjourning. Most notable to southeast Alabama was the final passage of a strong defense budget three weeks ago. The new defense budget maintains our nation's reliance upon Alabama defense workers who provide valuable weapons systems and missio  more

NEW DISTANCE EDUCATION TRAINING SESSION: GRADING STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS ELECTRONICALLY
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 13 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Office of Distance Education is pleased to announce a new training session, Using the Technology You Already Have: Electronic Grading in Microsoft Word 2003 being offered for the first time on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in 174 Self Hall. This training gives step-by-step instruction for four options to electronically grade student assignments in Microsoft Word: track changes, r  more

NEW EAGLE SCOUT RECOGNIZED IN RIDLEY PARK; LUKE MASSA ACCEPTS AWARD, RECEIVES RECOGNITION FROM REP. SESTAK
RIDLEY PARK, Pa., Oct. 18 -- Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa. (7th CD), has issued the following news release: The Eagle Scout rank, not often attained, represents strength of character and knowledge and the most prestigious rank that a Boy Scout can earn. Luke Massa of Troop 339 in Ridley Park and a senior at Ridley High School celebrated this special achievement at the Ridley Park Borough Hall. He was congratulated and presented awards by fellow scouts, troop leaders, and Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-0  more

NEW FINDINGS IN I-35W BRIDGE COLLAPSE
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 18 -- Minnesota State Rep. Connie Ruth, R-District 26A, issued the following news release: We are now one step closer to determining what may have caused the I-35W bridge collapse. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released some preliminary findings that suggest the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge may have originated with the failure of gusset plates. The NTSB said in a press conference that when the bridge was built in the 1960's, the plates were  more

NEW HANDHELD DEVICE HELPS TEACHERS TRACK STUDENT PROGRESS
FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 24 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: The Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disabilities (KIHd) at George Mason University has developed a new device that will allow teachers to collect data on observable student behavior more accurately and conveniently. The Kellar Instructional Handheld Data (KIHD) System was originally developed to observe and record the behaviors of students with Autism, but can be used to measure the behaviors of any stu  more

NEW HEALTH FELLOWS PROGRAM PROMOTES WORKPLACE WELLNESS
MUNCIE, Ind., June 2 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: When former Ball State volleyball standout Rhonda Gardemann Murr graduated in 1995, she held a 3.9 overall grade point average and a place on the GTE Academic All-America First Team. You'd think learning a few acronyms would be no problem. Yet, figuring out some of the shorthand that's developed for campus programs and locations in the dozen or so years since she was a full-time student has been one of the ear  more

NEW LAWS INTO EFFECT FROM AUG. 1
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 23 -- Minnesota State Rep. Ron Shimanski, R-District 18A, issued the following news release: To the editor: A host of new laws will into effect Aug. 1 and I want to pass along information on some of the biggest changes. I hope you find this useful. A complete summary of all laws passed by the 2008 Legislature is available at www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/newlaws2008-0.asp. Starting Aug. 1: Transportation Graduated driver's licenses and no text messaging  more

NEW LOOK FOR LONGWOOD.EDU
FARMVILLE, Va., Aug. 11 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Visitors to the Longwood University web site will find a site that is better looking and easier to navigate. Thanks to a major makeover, the primary pages of longwood.edu have a new look and feel as the new site was launched on Monday, August 11. New features include a somewhat rare design that adjusts to the width of the web browser and enhanced usability with multiple navigation methods including quick lin  more

NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY OPENS NEW SITE IN RATON
LAS VEGAS, N.M., Feb. 4 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: New Mexico Highlands University officially opened its new site in Raton during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 1. "We were all pleased to see a standing-room-only crowd, and even more pleased to see the large representation from Highlands' faculty, staff and students who were present," said John Davidson, who organized the Raton Learning Center and served as emcee for the ribbon cutting. "There was  more

NEW RIVER VALLEY LINKED TO WORLD'S MOST ADVANCED NETWORK
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 7 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Higher education institutions in the New River Valley are collaborating to bring 21st century network access to the region. Radford University, New River Community College (NRCC), and Virginia Tech have jointly created a new internet service called a Multimedia Services Access Point (MSAP). "The MSAP makes it possible for the schools to connect together at speeds millions of times faster than a typical home broadban  more

New School Year Resolutions
MADISON, Wis., Aug. 21 -- The Wisconsin Education Association Council issued the following statement: When I began my teaching career at Rhinelander High School 31 years ago, I started the school year by making resolutions the same way many of us do in early January. When you work in public education you don't just resolve to exercise more often or cut down on your caffeine, you resolve to monitor the cleanliness of your students' desks (before it is too late), to not let your lesson plans cu  more

NEW STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION CENTER WILL BE 'ONE OF A KIND'
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Nov. 15 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: As Stephen F. Austin State University prepares to begin construction of a $28 million academic facility for the James I. Perkins College of Education, the college plans to create a "one-of-a-kind" early childhood education center by opening a new university charter school. The Perkins College of Education will submit a letter of intent in early December to the Texas Education Agency to open  more

NEW STUDENT-PRODUCED VIDEOS TAKING ZOO VISITORS BEHIND SCENES
MUNCIE, Ind., April 29 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Andrea Speraw always dreamed of working with exotic animals. As a result of a semester-long project at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, the 21-year-old Ball State University student will get that chance. Speraw's first immersive learning experience allowed the Indianapolis resident to shadow a zookeeper. Now Speraw, who's majoring in biology, can't wait for classes to end. In a few weeks, she'll begin a sum  more

NEW STUDY FINDS THAT NEWSPAPER BLOGS FAIL TO INCREASE PUBLIC DIALOGUE
MUNCIE, Ind., April 2 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Newspapers will have to change the way they approach blogging if they are going to be a force in increasing public dialogue on political issues, says a joint study from Ball State University and the University of Nevada, Reno. A study of blogs and audience engagement during the week before the fall 2006 elections found that most newspaper staff-produced blogs contained a small number of postings, failed to cr  more

NEW YORK MEMBERS TOUR AMERICAN AIRPOWER MUSEUM
NEW YORK, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol issued the following press release: Sr. Mbr. Madeleine Cohen Public Affairs Officer North Castle Composite Squadron New York Wing North Castle Composite Squadron members recently gained a new appreciation for the role air power played during World War II and in subsequent conflicts and eras in American military history. The seven cadets and three senior members visited the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale on a   more

NEW ZEALAND: MIGRANT COMMUNITIES TO BENEFIT FROM TEAM UP
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 30 - The government of New Zealand issued the following news release: Education and Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter launched a new booklet to assist migrant parents in the education of their children at Mt Roskill Primary School today. Chris Carter said the 'Team Up' booklet, which has been produced in six different languages (Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Hindi, Somali and Dari/Farsi), will help migrant families to understand New Zealand's education system a  more

NEW ZEALAND: PROPOSAL FOR CROWN ASSET USE AT MASSEY UNIVERSITY
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 29 - The government of New Zealand issued the following news release: The government has agreed in-principle to a Massey University request for more control over two Crown assets it uses, Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson said today. "The two assets involved are the Blair Tennant residential hall in Palmerston North and the College of Education at Hokowhitu," Pete Hodgson said. "The government has agreed to start a process to sell the Blair Tennant   more

NEW ZEALAND: VISIT BY HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS ROYAL
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 30 - The government of New Zealand issued the following news release: Details of next month's visit to Christchurch by HRH The Princess Royal, were announced by Prime Minister Helen Clark today. "Princess Anne, will be here representing HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the 23rd Commonwealth Agricultural Conference. "While in Christchurch, Her Royal Highness will undertake a number of engagements, including visits to organisations of which she is either patron, o  more

NIH FUNDS 16 SCIENCE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP AWARDS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' National Institutes of Health issued the following press release: Nearly $17 Million Dollars Will Be Used to Engage Students and the Public in Health Sciences The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today it will provide up to an estimated $17 million to fund 16 Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPAs). Led by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) - a part of the NIH - SEPAs provide two to five  more

NIXA RESIDENT SERVES ON FIRST STATE AUTISM COMMISSION
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 29 -- The Missouri Department of Mental Health issued the following news release: The first Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders met Oct. 22, 2008, in Jefferson City. The Commission was created by Governor Matt Blunt upon recommendation from the Missouri Blue Ribbon Panel on Autism. The Commission will advise and make recommendations to the Governor, General Assembly and State agencies regarding matters including healthcare, education and other adult and   more

NO MELTDOWN JOB CUTS, ASSURE TATA CONSULTANCY, INFOSYS
Bangalore, Oct. 30 -- (IANS) Two of India's top information technology (IT) majors Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys Technologies Ltd have assured the Karnataka government that they will not retrench any of their employees in the wake of the global financial crisis, a top state government official said Thursday. TCS and Infosys have clarified that they would not lay off any of their employees and their future recruitments would continue, Ashok Kumar C Manoli, principal secretary for informa  more

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR PRESIDENT'S EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY AWARDS
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 5 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Council at Western Illinois University is seeking nominations for the 19th Annual President's Excellence in Diversity Awards. The award recipients will be recognized at the President's Annual Excellence in Diversity Awards reception from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 8 in the University Union Lamoine Room. Jack Thomas, WIU provost and academic vice president, will be  more

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH TO HOST NANODAYS EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH EVENT AT CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA
NORFOLK, Va., March 4 --Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Norfolk State University's Center for Materials Research will host NanoDays, a unique, nanotechnology educational outreach event, on Friday, March 29 at the Children's Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. NanoDays is a community-based event designed to foster public awareness, engagement and understanding of nanoscale science and technology. The event also aims to share the passion of science with the communi  more

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS, CALVARY REVIVAL CHURCH TO HOST PARENT CONVOCATION JUDGE GLENDA HATCHETT TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 12 -- Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Norfolk State University will host Parent Convocation, a forum for parents and family members to learn ways to help their children meet or exceed high academic performance standards. Free and open to the public, the Parent Convocation is co-sponsored with Norfolk Public Schools and Calvary Revival Church. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall. Gl  more

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY TO HOST 6TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: REACHING HIGHER HEIGHTS
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 3 -- Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Norfolk State University's Virginia Beach Higher Education Center will host its 6th Annual Women's Conference on Saturday, September 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 1900 Pavilion Drive in Virginia Beach. This year's conference theme, Reaching Higher Heights, will focus on making the most of your career to include professional growth and personal achievements. It will als  more

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION HOLDS FIRST FORMAL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 20 --Norfolk State University issued the following news release: The Norfolk State Chapter of the Student Virginia Education Association is holding its first formal Golden Apples Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, at 4 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2008 in Room 106 of the Bozeman Education Building, which is located on the campus of Norfolk State University. The inductees have exemplified a commitment to public education, support teacher education and support and enhance the e  more

NORTH CAROLINA ZOO COUNCIL TO MEET ON NOV. 5
ASHEBORO, N.C., Oct. 30 -- The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources' North Carolina Zoo issued the following news release: The North Carolina Zoological Park Council will hold its regular bimonthly meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the zoo's W. David Stedman Education Center. Council Chairman Scott Reed will preside. The Council is a 15-member board appointed by the Governor to oversee the operation and development of the state zoo. Items on the agenda  more

NORTH TEXAS RESIDENT BECOMES FIRST OF FIVE $1 MILLION WINNERS IN TEXAS $50 MILLION CLUB
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 -- The Texas Lottery Commission issued the following news release: It took only 10 days for the first $1 million to be awarded in the new Texas Lottery scratch-off game, Texas $50 Million Club. George B. Dorman of Nevada, Texas, claimed the first top prize at the Dallas Claim Center. "I was at a Valero station in Wiley when I scratched the ticket, but I couldn't believe it. I was in my truck so I threw the ticket up on the dash and figured I'd just missed something.  more

Not even a pen should be taken out of govt. office: Judge
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- Imposing a suspended sentence on a public servant, the Colombo High Court yesterday stated that even a half sheet or a ball point pen should not be taken from a government office by public servants. Judge W. T. M. P. B. Warawewa made this observation when he imposed a suspended sentence and a fine on former Project Officer of National Education Institute who was found guilty of preparing forged documents. L. Padmasiri Jayasinghe was found guilty of forging documents   more

Not even a pen should be taken out of govt. office: Judge
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- Imposing a suspended sentence on a public servant, the Colombo High Court yesterday stated that even a half sheet or a ball point pen should not be taken from a government office by public servants. Judge W. T. M. P. B. Warawewa made this observation when he imposed a suspended sentence and a fine on former Project Officer of National Education Institute who was found guilty of preparing forged documents. L. Padmasiri Jayasinghe was found guilty of forging documents   more

NOTED HISTORIAN, AUTHOR BRINKLEY VISITS UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON TO DISCUSS 'THE GREAT DELUGE'
HOUSTON, Nov. 6 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: It has been two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but the shockwaves from the storm's destructive force have not subsided. Historian and national bestselling author Douglas Brinkley, a history professor at Tulane University when the storm struck, will discuss his experiences and read excerpts from his new book "The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and   more

NOVATO CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 21 MEETING
NOVATO, Calif., Aug. 21 -- The City Council of Novato issued the following minutes: AUGUST 21, 2008 - 6:30 P.M. A. CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL ROLL CALL Present: Mayor Pat Eklund Mayor Pro Tem Jim Leland Councilmember Madeline Kellner Councilmember Jeanne MacLeamy Absent: Councilmember Carole Dillon-Knutson Also present: Assistant City Manager Mary Neilan, Redevelopment Administrator Ron Gerber, Community Services Director Pam Shinault, Principal  more

NOVATO CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 23 MEETING
NOVATO, Calif., Sept. 23 -- The City Council of Novato issued the following minutes: SEPTEMBER 23, 2008 - 6:30 P.M. A. CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL ROLL CALL Present: Mayor Pat Eklund Mayor Pro Tem Jim Leland Councilmember Carole Dillon-Knutson Councilmember Madeline Kellner Councilmember Jeanne MacLeamy Also present: Interim City Manager Patricia Thompson, Police Chief Joseph Kreins, Public Works Director Glenn Young, Redevelopment Administrator   more

NOVATO CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 9 MEETING
NOVATO, Calif., Sept. 9 -- The City Council of Novato issued the following minutes: SEPTEMBER 9, 2008 - 6:30 P.M. A. CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND ROLL CALL ROLL CALL Present: Mayor Pat Eklund Mayor Pro Tem Jim Leland Councilmember Madeline Kellner Councilmember Jeanne MacLeamy Absent: Councilmember Carole Dillon-Knutson Also present: Acting City Manager Mary Neilan, Police Chief Joseph Kreins, Public Works Director Glenn Young, Community Development Directo  more

NUMBER 5 MEN'S BASKETBALL AT HOME ON NOV. 24
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay men's basketball team, ranked fifth in the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) poll, will be at home for the first time this season on Saturday, November 24 when they host Indiana Tech University in non-conference action. The contest is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. inside Croy Gymnasium. Sights and Sounds All Oilers men's basketball games can be heard on 1330 AM   more

NURSING DEGREE PROGRAM PRESS CONFERENCE OCT. 8
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 7 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Today (Oct. 7), the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) approved the new Western Illinois University nursing degree program. A press conference will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the University Union Fox Room to discuss program specifics. President Al Goldfarb; Provost Jack Thomas; College of Arts and Sciences Dean Inessa Levi and School of Nursing Director Lea Monahan will be available f  more

NURSING HOMES SHOULD BE SPARED FROM BUDGET CUTS
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 19 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Sviggum, R-District 28B, issued the following news release: Solving Minnesota's $935 million budget deficit has quickly taken top priority at the State Capitol, as we only have two months remaining to get our finances back in order. Recently, Governor Tim Pawlenty outlined his proposal that would eliminate this shortfall. Besides not raising taxes, Pawlenty wants to reduce the growth in state spending by $341 million, use $250 millio  more

NURSING PROFESSORS RECEIVE GRANT TO SUPPORT NEED FOR MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION
RADFORD, Va., Aug. 13 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Linda Ely and Virginia Burggraf, faculty members in the Radford University School of Nursing, recently received a grant worth more than $7,300 from the King Endowment. The yearlong grant will be utilized to support a strong need for mental health education for professionals and direct care providers in the New River Valley and surrounding areas. According to Burggraf, there are several statistics that underline   more

NURSING PROFESSORS, STUDENTS RETURN FROM NANTONG, CHINA
RADFORD, Va., Aug. 6 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University School of Nursing students and faculty recently returned from a trip to the Nantong University School of Nursing in China. Nursing professors Maggie Bassett and Sallie Strauss and students Ashley Bowling, James Streett, Julia Chen, Brandy Leigh Chewning and Danielle DeMars embarked on a four-week trip that focused on traditional Chinese medicine. Nantong University developed a four-week course   more

NURSING STUDENTS MAKE HEALTH EDUCATION FUN FOR CHILDREN
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 10 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Teaching children the importance of good hand washing is often easier said than done. You can talk about germs and bacteria, but since those are "invisible" to kids it's hard for them to understand the dangers. So how do you get the message to sink in? That was one of the challenges 10 University of Louisville nursing students faced when they organized a health promotion fair at Louisville's Lincoln Ele  more

O'CONNOR PRAISES CADETS FOR THEIR COMMITMENT
LEXINGTON, Va., March 31 -- Virginia Military Institute issued the following news release: The lessons VMI's cadets learn about duty and honor combined with the high moral code they live by in the Barracks will prepare them for world where international law is no longer settled, former Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said last week. At VMI on March 26 to receive the Harry F. Byrd Jr. '35 Public Service Award, O'Connor took time to praise the education the 1,300 cadets   more

OBAMA CAMPAIGN COMES TO BALL STATE
MUNCIE, Ind., April 12 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Democratic presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois brought his "Road to Change" tour to Ball State April 12, telling about 3,000 students and Muncie residents packed into Irving Gymnasium that "there is no challenge we cannot meet; no destiny that we cannot fulfill." Talking from the stage in the very same venue where the late Robert F. Kennedy spoke 40 years earlier during his run for the pres  more

Obesity, Other Health Problems Delay MS Diagnosis
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 29 -- The American Academy of Neurology issued the following news release: People with pre-existing medical conditions, such as obesity, and vascular problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, may experience a delay in being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), or experience an increase in severity of the disease at diagnosis, according to a study published in the October 29, 2008, online issue of Neurology�, the medical journal of the Ameri  more

OCT. 20-24 DEDICATED TO GRADUATE EDUCATION
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 13 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: During the Fall 2008 semester, nearly 2,500 students have enrolled as graduate students at Western Illinois University. To celebrate the achievement of graduate education and the schools that offer master's-level programming, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has proclaimed Monday-Friday, Oct. 20-24 as Graduate Education Week. Western currently offers 37 graduate degrees and 15 post-baccalaureate certificat  more

Officials Celebrate NJ's First 'Green Energy Academy'
BLOOMFIELD, N.J., Oct. 30 -- Public Service Enterprise Group issued the following news release: State and local officials gathered today with educators and students at Bloomfield Tech to celebrate the new Green Energy Academy created by Essex County Vocational Technical Schools in partnership with PSEG. Now in its first year, the Green Energy Academy introduces high school freshmen at Bloomfield Tech to "green" career opportunities within the traditional trades. Builders, welders, electric  more

OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, 35 OTHER STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH NEW JERSEY NON-PROFIT CORP.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- The Ohio Attorney General issued the following news release: The Ohio Attorney General's Office, 35 other states and the District of Columbia today reached a settlement with a New Jersey non-profit corporation accused of violating state consumer protection laws in connection with surveys it used to collect students' personal information. The agreement requires Educational Research Center of America, Inc. (ERCA) to tighten its practices for obtaining and handling per  more

OLD BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
NEW YORK, April 14 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that Meghan Black of Old Bridge, a senior at Old Bridge High School, has received a Merit Scholarship to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic grow  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS SHARE FUNDING AWARD
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 30 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Five research teams involving 18 faculty members at Old Dominion University and six collaborators from other institutions will share nearly $400,000 in multidisciplinary seed funding awarded Thursday, Nov. 29, by the ODU Office of Research. The grants were announced by Mohammad Karim, vice president for research, who said the 2007 competition attracted 15 proposals involving 44 ODU faculty members and 17 re  more

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY TO OPEN NEW VMASC & TRI-CITIES HIGHER ED CENTER NOV. 14
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 14 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Old Dominion University formally opens its Tri-Cities Higher Education Center and headquarters for its Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The facilities are in The MAST Center at Hampton Roads Crossing, which is located astride the Portsmouth-Suffolk border, just a few miles up Interstate-664 from Chesapeake. The new tenants   more

ON THE FRONTLINES OF AN IRAQ ER
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 22 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University student and Fulbright Scholar Dr. Omer Salih Mahdi put his life on the line to make "Baghdad Hospital: Inside the Red Zone," which made its American debut on HBO Jan. 29 at 8:30 p.m. Al-Yarmouk Hospital, located in the most dangerous part of the most dangerous city in the world, is the epicenter of hope and despair for thousands of wounded Iraqi civilians and their families. Filmed by S  more

OPENINGS AVAILABLE FOR RADFORD UNIVERSITY TEENS OUTSIDE PROGRAM JULY 28-AUG. 1
RADFORD, Va., July 24 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Openings are now available for the RU Teens Outside Program, Session 3, which runs Monday, July 28, through Friday, August 1. Teens Outside is a structured program designed to provide teens with a safe and fun environment in which to participate in various outdoor recreation activities. Session 3 activities will include white water rafting in the New River Gorge, canoeing, rafting, local boulder hiking and two o  more

OPERAWORKS TO SALUTE AMERICAN COMPOSER MENOTTI
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 29 --Morehead State University issued the following news release: A tribute to American composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who died earlier this year, will be presented by Morehead State University OperaWorks on Dec. 6, 7, and 8 at 8 p.m. in Duncan Recital Hall in the Baird Music Building on campus. The featured operas are Menotti's comic work, The Telephone, and one of the most famous and beloved works for the Christmas season, Amahl and the Night Visitors, the first opera c  more

ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that two Orange County high school students have received Alumni Scholarships to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic growth and recognizes the pote  more

ORIENTATION INTRODUCES INCOMING STUDENTS TO WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 6 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: College can bring on more worries than a student may be prepared to reckon with: tuition costs, backbreaking textbooks and an overwhelming campus. To ease the anxiety many incoming freshmen experience, the Wichita State University orientation program provides helpful tips to settling in to the first year at college. Kim Sandlin According to Kim Sandlin, assistant director of admissions, the two main   more

OSHA ANNOUNCES FEDERAL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is holding a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13, 2008. The open meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room N-3437, Conference Rooms A/B/C of the Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenu  more

OSHA ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRANE SAFETY
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: Representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) participated in a conference on urban crane safety recently held by the New York City Department of Buildings. State and local government officials from around the country attended the meeting, which also included representatives from Canada and the United Kingdom. New York   more

OSHA WEB SITE RECORDS MORE THAN 110 MILLION VISITOR SESSIONS FROM PUBLIC IN FY 2008
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: More than 110 million visitor sessions from the public sought potentially life-saving safety and health information from the Web site of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Fiscal 2008. Visitors viewed more than 180 million pages of occupational safety and health resources during this period. Members of the   more

OSHA, AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ASSOCIATION RENEW ALLIANCE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: Employers and employees will receive valuable workplace safety and health information and training resources on general industry, construction and emergency response issues through a renewed Alliance signed today between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Originally signed in 2002,  more

Ozarka Hosts College and Career Planning Day
MELBOURNE, Ark., Oct. 30 -- Ozarka College issued the following news release: The Ozarka College Admissions Department hosted another successful College and Career Planning Day on October 29th in the John E. Miller Education Complex. College, university, financial and armed forces representatives, as well as various other agencies were set up to offer information to local high school seniors throughout the morning. There were approximately 450 high school seniors from thirteen area high sc  more

P.E. CHAIR EMERITUS ANN L. LAMB PASSES AWAY
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 3 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Ann L. Lamb, 84, chair and professor emeritus of the women's physical education department at Western Illinois University, passed away at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb in the early morning on Oct. 1. She came to Western in 1966 as an associate professor in women's physical education (WPE). Lamb was acting chair of the department in 1967-68, and she served as chair of department from 1968-1981. Sh  more

PADUCAH ELEMENTARY STUDENTS NATIONALLY RANKED THROUGH UNIVERSITY-PROMOTED ESSAY COMPETITION
MURRAY, Ky., April 2 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Two local students have received a national ranking in the fifth through sixth-grade division for their outstanding work in the National "InvestWrite" essay contest. The two students, Skye Leaper and Karah Braboy, attend Farley Elementary in Paducah. Leaper won third place nationally and Braboy won sixth place nationally. The competition had a record 14,928 student participants from 1,422 classrooms across the   more

Panel To Advise HHS On Mental Health Preparedness
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has convened an expert panel to recommend ways to help protect and restore individual and community mental health during and after public health emergencies. The Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee plans to submit recommendations within six months to HHS' National Biodefense Science Board, which in turn will make recommendations to the HHS secretary. "We all can experienc  more

PARTNERSHIP CITES JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY FOR SUPPORTING STUDENTS' HIGHER EDUCATION GOALS
HARRISONBURG, Va., Aug. 12 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: James Madison University is the recipient of a Helping Hand Award from the Partnership for the Future, an organization that provides scholarly activities, internships and support for Richmond students in preparation for higher education. The award recognizes "individuals or organizations that go above and beyond the call of duty in support of Partnership for the Future students and/or the organization  more

PATIENCE WILL BE REQUIRED, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON'S SMITH SAYS, AS AMERICANS WAIT FOR BETTER TIMES FOR HOUSING MARKET, NATIONAL ECONOMY
HOUSTON, Nov. 8 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: "Aug. 8, 2007, brought with it a sudden wake-up call to the nation and the world regarding the serious problems associated with sub-prime lending practices of this decade," said Dr. Barton Smith, University of Houston professor of economics, during his bi-annual symposium at the Hyatt Regency Houston Hotel. "On that date the Federal Reserve Bank, the Central Bank of the E.U., the Australian Central Bank and the  more

PE TEACHER CANDIDATES PRESENT MENTORING INITIATIVES
CONWAY, S.C., April 25 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Thirty-three teacher education candidates at Coastal Carolina University will discuss their involvement in a year-long mentoring project of at-risk students in the Horry County School on Monday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 30. The event is open to the public. The teacher candidates in Sandra Nelson's physical education pedagogy classes at Coastal will make presentations in Kearns Hall, room 201 from  more

PEACE CORPS TO VISIT WIU
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 6 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource - its people. According to the "About" section of peacecorps.gov, "Volunteers serve in 74 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the en  more

PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION EARNS PRAISE
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission issued the following news release: Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today congratulated the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and its 88 supporting local chapters' members for their recent recognition as "Heroes of Conservation" in the November issue of Field & Stream magazine. "Since 1985, the Pennsylvania Chapter of NWTF and its local chapters have raised and spent more than   more

PEOPLE KARNATAKA AWARDS THREE LAST BANGAORE
Fine Arts: Prof V M Sholapurkar (Bijapur), Chandranath Achar (Bangalore), Yashwanth Hibare (Bidar) and B G Mahadev (Dakshina Kannada). Sculpture: Jayannachar, K Narayanaral (Shimoga) and Gunavantheswar Bhat (Udupi). Cinema: S K Bhagwan (Bangalore), S P Balasubramaniam (Chennai), Saikumar (Bangalore), Basanthkumar Patil (Bijapur), Ms Prameela Joshi (Bangalore) and Srinivas Kadavigere (Television). Medicine: Dr H V Kotresh (Shimoga), Dr D Nagaraj (Bangalore), Dr Subrayappa (Bangalore), Dr  more

PERSONAL PRIVACY AND IDENTITY THEFT DISCUSSION SLATED FOR RADFORD UNIVERSITY
RADFORD, Va., Nov. 12 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University's Criminal Justice Department will host the second annual panel of interdisciplinary ethics scholars at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Heth Lounge B. RU's Criminal Justice Club is a co-sponsor of the event. The panel for "Doing The Right Thing: Personal Privacy and Identity Theft" will discuss the impact of personal privacy laws and identity theft on individuals, organizations and government  more

PHARMACEUTICAL EXPERT FROM INDIA TO SPEAK NOV. 8
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 6 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: "Novel Gastroretentive System for Low Absorption Window Drugs" will be the topic of a presentation hosted by The University of Findlay's School of Pharmacy at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Davis Street building, Room 104. Beverages will be served. Dr. Javed Ali will be the guest speaker. He is a senior lecturer within the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, at Jamia Hamdard in New Delhi, India.  more

PHILIPP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECENTLY ENDOWED
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 15 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of the James D. and Judith L. Philipp Award of Excellence for the College of Education, established with heartfelt love and dedication to UF by Duane and Judy Philipp, as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration. This award is to recognize excellence in the areas of teaching, supervision and support of students in the College of Educati  more

PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR MARTIN PUBLISHES BOOK ON DEMOCRATIC WORLD LAW
RADFORD, Va., July 23 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Philosophy professor and peace studies program chair Glen Martin has traveled the globe lecturing and actively working toward the establishment of a democratic world government. Most recently, he was in Lucknow, India, inaugurating a seminar on Democratic World Order, organized at City Montessori School's Kanpur Road branch, part of the school's World Unity and Peace Education Department. His most recent book, A  more

PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR WINS AWARD FOR EXCELLENT TEACHING
MUNCIE, Ind., May 23 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: David W. Concepción, an associate professor of philosophy, has received the 2008 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology from the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. "I was honored," said Concepción. "I am grateful to Dr. Eflin for nominating me and the committee for selecting me." "He deserves the recognition," said Juli Eflin, chair of the Department of   more

PICCOLA & LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS PRESENT FUNDING FOR NEW YOUTH CENTER IN HALIFAX
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2 -- Dauphin County issued the following news release: Senator Jeffrey Piccola (R-15), joined by Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Nick DiFrancesco, and George Hartwick, announced today the release of significant funding for a new Halifax Youth Center to address the growing needs of the area's youth and ensure the continued expansion of various recreational services and activities are made available to residents within the community. The current Halifax Youth C  more

PLAQUE DEDICATION FOR LATE ATHLETIC TRAINING PIONEER VAL LINDBLOOM SET FOR SEPT. 26
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 18 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Val Lindbloom's contributions to Western Illinois University and the fields of physical education and athletic training will be honored in a plaque dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 in Brophy Hall, 133. "This ceremony is to honor Ms. Lindbloom for her contributions as a physical education faculty member, softball coach and pioneer in the field of athletic training," said Miriam Satern, pro  more

PM ATTENDS TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF GURU GRANTH SAHIB
Nanded, Oct 30 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said that divisive forces were at work to drive a wedge between people and urged all countrymen to unitedly fight their designs. Dr Singh, who was here to take part in the 300th anniversary celebrations of the consecration of the Guru Granth Sahib at Nanded in Maharashtra, said ''We must get together to fight such forces that are trying to disrupt our unity. We must remember our past and should think about how to take India forward.'  more

POLITICAL ACTIVIST JOHNSON TO SPEAK AT UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 23 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Political activist and television personality Jeffrey Johnson will be the keynote speaker for the University of Mary Washington's celebration of Black History Month. The lecture, a Cultural Awareness Series event, will take place on Wednesday, February 6 in Woodard Campus Center, Great Hall at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public without charge. Jeffrey Johnson has brought his political and soc  more

POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
ROCK HILL, S.C., Dec. 12 -- Winthrop University issued the following press release: Winthrop University will honor Michael Lipscomb, an associate professor of political science, as the 2007 Kinard award winner for teaching at the Dec. 15 commencement exercises. Nearly 350 graduates will receive degrees during the 11 a.m. ceremony at the Winthrop Coliseum. There is no commencement speaker. The James Pinckney Kinard and Lee Wicker Kinard Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded annuall  more

POLITICS GALORE CAN BE FOUND IN LATEST CAPITAL INVESTMENT LAW
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 10 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Sviggum, R-District 28B, issued the following news release: As a new lawmaker, I've been surprised at just how political the capital investment proposal seems to be. Also known as the bonding bill, this is the proposal that funds construction projects in all corners of Minnesota. In theory the bonding bill borrows money for construction, funding projects of statewide importance that are necessities, rather than niceties. Renovating e  more

POLL ADDRESSES GOVERNMENT'S ROLL IN ECONOMY
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 24 -- Minnesota State Rep. Ron Shimanski, R-District 18A, issued the following news release: At best, most of us have less discretionary income these days. At worst, we're fighting to keep a roof over our heads and are struggling to put food on the table and gas in the car. These economic issues impact the most important parts of our lives: our families. For that reason alone it's understandable that most Minnesotans are looking to relieve financial pressure. In fac  more

Postgraduate education in a knowledge-based society
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- The Keynote Address delivered at the research sessions of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (Social Sciences), University of Colombo, by Professor A D V de S. Indraratna We have education at several levels. First there is the primary education up to grade 5, then junior secondary up to grade 8 and senior secondary covering GCE ordinary and advance levels. Education beyond the GCE advanced level is usually referred to as higher or tertiary education. University education belo  more

PRESCHOOL FOR ALL WOULD HELP NATION, SAY GRAWEMEYER EDUCATION WINNERS
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 5 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Making preschool available to all children age 3 and older in the United States would carry great benefits, say three scholars who have won the 2008 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. The change would improve the school readiness of the nation's young children, fill a gap for working families, lower the high school dropout rate, reduce crime and boost the economy, argue award winners  more

PRESIDENT GOLDFARB'S FALL 2008 LETTER
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 22 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Dear Campus Community, As we prepare for the 2008-2009 school year, I would like to welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff to Western Illinois University. As Elaine and I begin our seventh year at Western, I cannot emphasize enough our appreciation for the campus community's dedication and support. As we begin a new school year, it is especially exciting to note the many new academic o  more

PRESIDENT GORA TRAVELS TO ASIA
MUNCIE, Ind., June 6 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: President Jo Ann M. Gora is one of three Ball State representatives making a trip to China and Korea June 6 to 27. The main goal of the trip is to enhance existing relationships with Korean and Chinese universities and establish new ones. Ties between Ball State and institutions of higher education in East Asia are vital as the university's strategic plan calls for 5 percent of total enrollment to be comprised of  more

PRESIDENT KYLE SPEAKS TO THE FUTURE AND VITALITY OF RADFORD UNIVERSITY
RADFORD, Va., Aug. 28 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University academic year kicked off on Thursday, Aug. 28, as RU President Penelope W. Kyle addressed a capacity crowd of faculty, staff and distinguished guests during her convocation speech. Kyle spoke about the future of the university and the dedication of the campus community, expressing her enthusiasm for all that is yet to come for RU. "I trust you are as excited and energized as I am by the ma  more

PRESIDENT PATIL TO ATTEND GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF AMBEDKAR UNIVERSITY
New Delhi, Oct. 30 -- (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will visit Aurangabad on November 2 to attend the concluding ceremony of the golden jubilee of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of the University S C Jamir, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, deputy Chief Minister R R Patil, Guardian Minister Patangrao Kadam, Higher and Technical Education Minister Dilip Valse Patil will also attend the function. Besides, she is also scheduled to attend the i  more

PRESIDENT RAMSEY SAYS UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE IS WILLING TO WORK WITH LEGISLATORS TO ADDRESS BUDGET SHORTFALL
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 10 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: University of Louisville President James Ramsey told a legislative committee last week that the university stands ready to work with them as they look to find ways to address the state's budget shortfall. Ramsey testified before the House Budget Review subcommittee on education that the governor's proposed 12 percent cut to higher education's general fund appropriation, combined with the 3 percent cut a  more

President Signs Medicaid Moratorium Into Law
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: President Bush today signed an Iraq war spending bill that includes a moratorium delaying six Medicaid rules until April 2009. Congress last week approved the AHA-supported moratorium, which delays rules covering certified public expenditures, intergovernmental transfers and graduate medical education that would have a dramatic impact on hospitals, as well as rules affecting state provider tax laws, case management ser  more

PRESS CONFERENCE OCT. 7 AT WIU-QC
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 7 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Today (Oct. 7), the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) approved the new Western Illinois University engineering degree program. A press conference will be held today beginning at 4 p.m. in Room 115 on the WIU-Quad Cities 60th Street Campus to discuss program specifics, including the current review of a temporary facility to house the program until the Riverfront Campus is open. President Al Goldfa  more

Princeton Hosts World Cultural Council Awards
PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 30 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Two leading scholars in the fields of education and science will be recognized Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the 25th annual award ceremony of the World Cultural Council. The ceremony will be hosted by Princeton University and is free and open to the public. The cultural council, a Mexico-based international organization that promotes academic achievement, will bestow its Jos� Vasconcelos World Award of Education   more

PROFESSOR COUNSELS EX-CHILD SOLDIERS, SURVIVES DANGERS IN WESTERN AFRICA
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 17 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: During a recently concluded six-month stint working in refugee camps in Ghana, Ball State University's Lucinda Woodward believes she helped to improve the lives of hundreds of former child soldiers she counseled for post-traumatic stress disorder. And as she adjusts to life back on campus with running water, electricity and computers, Woodward confides the experience left her a changed person as well. In  more

PROFESSOR ERIN WEBSTER-GARRETT PUBLISHES FIRST BOOK
RADFORD, Va., Dec. 7 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Literary Career of Novelist Mary Shelley After 1822, published by The Edwin Mellen Press, has been released by Radford University Associate Professor of English, Erin Webster-Garrett. Mary Shelley is best known for her first novel, the literary masterpiece Frankenstein (1818) which she wrote as the 18-year-old mistress-bride of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Less well-known and less talked about are She  more

PROFESSOR KALWIES PASSED AWAY ON NOV. 9
MACOMB, Ill., Nov. 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Howard H. Kalwies, 71, a Western Illinois University professor emeritus, died Nov. 9 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL, following a massive heart attack. A memorial service was held Nov. 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Macomb. Kalwies (Kow weese) came to Western in 1967 as a French Renaissance literature and civilization professor. In 1987, he transferred to the comm  more

PROFESSOR SELECTED FOR OVERSEAS LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 29 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Nancy Kwang Johnson, an assistant professor in Western Illinois University's African American studies department, will head to North Korea and South Korea Oct. 4-12 as part of a 10-day multicultural experience in conjunction with the Network of Korean-American Leaders (NetKAL). Kwang Johnson is one of 43 individuals - one of only two from the state of Illinois - from across the U.S. to participate in t  more

PROFESSOR TO PROVIDE TRAINING MANUALS FOR AICPA THROUGH 2011
RADFORD, Va., July 30 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University accounting professor Bruce Chase recently received a contract extension for two training manuals published through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). AICPA provides a variety of support to certified public accountants, including professional training manuals that meet state-mandated continuing education requirements. Chase's manuals, Not-for-Profit Accounting and R  more

PROFESSOR WAITES TO RECEIVE VIRGINIA SOCIAL WORK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
NORFOLK, Va., March 5 -- Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Carrie R. Waites, NSU professor and director of the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work, will be presented the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers-Virginia chapter on Saturday, March 8. The annual awards program will be held at the Omni Richmond Hotel in Richmond, Va. Since 1975, Waites has served the NSU and Hampton Roads communities. Her award is based on   more

PROJECT GRADUATE AT MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY
MOREHEAD, Ky., Dec. 14 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University has joined a statewide outreach effort to attract and graduate adult students returning to college. MSU's initiative, known as Project Graduate, involves several campus units all working in concert to support students' academic careers. Its purpose is to identify former students who have earned college credit, and assist them in re-enrolling in school and finishing their degree.  more

PROMINENT LOCAL ATTORNEY WINS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT LEADERSHIP COLLOQUIUM
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Nov. 2 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Alda L. White, retired Stafford County attorney, received the Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award at the 14th annual Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, November 1. White won the Metzger Award to recognize her career achievements, which include more than two decades as Stafford County's chief legal advisor, and for attai  more

PROMINENT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR HARRAH RESIGNS
WICHITA, Kan., June 13 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: Janet Harrah, who has served as director of the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University since fall 1999, will leave her post effective July 25. She will become director of the Center for Economic Analysis and Development at Northern Kentucky University, located near Cincinnati, Ohio. Harrah will rejoin John Beehler, former dean of the W. Frank Barton School of  more

PROVOST'S AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 8 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Five Western Illinois University faculty members and an academic adviser have been named 2008 Provost's Award of Excellence Winners. They will be recognized for their achievements at a reception from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the University Union Lamoine Room. The campus community is invited to attend. The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR) organized colleagues who comprised the si  more

PSB Approves Innovative CVPS Renewable Plans
RUTLAND, Vt., Aug. 4 -- Central Vermont Public Service issued the following news release: The Vermont Public Service Board has given its approval to a variety of renewable energy projects and studies proposed by Central Vermont Public Service, setting the stage for several innovative programs. "Our power supply is among the cleanest in the country," CVPS President Bob Young said. "Through the proposals approved by the PSB, we hope to continue to be a national leader in developing new rene  more

PULITZER-WINNING REPORTER TO SPEAK AT WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 8 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: A reporter honored for his investigative reporting will speak at Western Kentucky University on Nov. 19. Brett Blackledge will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium. His lecture, which will follow a 5 p.m. reception and special announcement, is part of the Gaines Lecture Series. The series is named for the John Gaines family, owners of News Publishing LLC, publishers o  more

QUANTITY, QUALITY OF RADFORD UNIVERSITY APPLICANTS ON THE RISE
RADFORD, Va., May 19 -- Radford University issued the following news release: For the second year in a row, undergraduate applications for admission to Radford University are at a record high, and the academic profile for admitted students has also shown a significant improvement. "These statistics tell the story of a Radford University student body that is continuously growing in quality and diversity," said RU President Penelope W. Kyle. "Students and parents recognize that Radford is d  more

QUEENS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that Jose Sanchez of Jackson Heights, a senior at Monsignor McClancey High School, has received an Alumni Scholarship to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters  more

QUEENS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that seven high school seniors from Queens County have received Merit or Alumni scholarships to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic growth and reco  more

QUILTERS WANTED FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCY QUILT PROJECT
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 30 -- The Washington state Department of Social and Health Services issued the following news release: Nearly a year has passed since hurricane-force winds and flooding hit the area and wreaked havoc for thousands of Mason and Thurston county residents. To commemorate the anniversary of the December 2007 storms, Disaster Outreach Services of Mason/Thurston Counties is organizing a "Resiliency Quilt Project" and looking for local quilters to make squares that will represen  more

RAANN WOOD APPOINTED CREDIT UNION DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 -- The California Business, Transportation & Housing Agency's Department of Financial Institutions issued the following news release: Commissioner of Financial Institutions William S. Haraf today announced the appointment of RaAnn Wood as Deputy Commissioner, Credit Unions, for the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). RaAnn Wood, of Los Angeles, was appointed Deputy Commissioner effective October 24, 2008. Ms. Wood has extensive experience in the credit uni  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES FINANCE CHIEF TO RETURN TO RICHMOND NATIONAL; SEARCH WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 12 -- Radford University issued the following news release: With great sadness, Radford University announces that Vice-President for Finance and Administration Donna M. VanCleave will return to Richmond to become the new Vice-Chancellor for Administration for the Virginia Community College System. "I've loved my time here and I am very proud of the exciting work that is going on at Radford University," says VanCleave, a Richmond native. "This was a very hard decision, b  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES FIRST GIFT TO THE COVINGTON CENTER FOR VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS SEAT-NAMING CAMPAIGN
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 14 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Thirty years ago, Johann Norstedt attended his first concert at Radford University. Today, his appreciation for the arts prompted him to be the first donor to "A Seat of Honor," the Seat-Naming Campaign for RU's new Douglas and Beatrice Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Norstedt (left) has been a supporter of the arts in Southwest Virginia for more than three decades. In 1972, after working overse  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES THREE NEW BOARD OF VISITORS MEMBERS, REAPPOINTMENTS
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 1 -- Radford University issued the following news release: When Radford University welcomes members of the Board of Visitors to campus Sept. 2-4 three new members will be present. The university is pleased to announce the appointments of Darius Johnson, Walter Rugaber and Ronald Wesley, who were recently named to the Board of Visitors by Governor Timothy M. Kaine. Johnson, who resides in Richmond, currently serves as the senior vice president and chief lending office  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION TOP PRIZE GOES TO ENTREPRENEUR WHO INVENTED COUSTICAL DEVICE TO DETONATE LANDMINES
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 30 -- Radford University issued the following news release: A silence fell across Bonnie Auditorium on Monday as eight Radford University students prepared to give a 90-second business pitch to a panel of four judges. One by one, the students stood before the panel and launched into a description of their original business idea, hoping their creativity would land them a generous top prize that could be invested in a business start-up. The second annual RU Elevator Pitch   more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS ADVANCES STRATEGY FOR INCREASING GRADUATE PROGRAMS, ENROLLMENT
RADFORD, Va., April 25 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University's strategy to expand graduate degree programs and increase graduate student enrollment in accordance with the 7-17 Strategic Plan gained momentum when the Board of Visitors approved the submission of a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree proposal to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV.) In the proposal, the program would start enrolling students in fall 2010. Also at it  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY CLINICAL SIMULATION CENTER HOSTS VIRGINIA STATE SIMULATION ALLIANCE CONFERENCE
RADFORD, Va., May 19 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University Clinical Simulation Center at the Roanoke Higher Education Center will host the Virginia State Simulation Alliance (VASSA) 2008 Conference on Wednesday, May 28-Friday, May 30. The theme of the event is "Integrating Simulation into Curricula and Practice." The conference will host 75 health care educators and providers from across the Commonwealth who are incorporating simulation technologi  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY GAINS MORE THAN 1,800 NEW ALUMNI
RADFORD, Va., May 3 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle conferred more than 1,800 degrees during Radford University's Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 3, before an estimated crowd of 14,000 spectators and participants on sun-drenched Moffett Field. A total of 1,822 students earned degrees, including 263 graduate students. The top 10 most popular undergraduate degrees by discipline were: interdisciplinary studi  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY GAINS MORE THAN 500 NEW ALUMNI
RADFORD, Va., Dec. 15 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle conferred more than 500 degrees during RU's Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the Dedmon Center Arena. A total of 529 students earned degrees, including 71 graduate students. The most popular undergraduate degrees by discipline were: interdisciplinary studies 58, nursing 49, criminal justice 30, management 29, media studies 25, art 24, marketi  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE IS FINALIST FOR MCGLOTHLIN AWARD
RADFORD, Va., March 13 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University graduate Tamatha Farrell has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence, which are sponsored by the McGlothlin Foundation of Bristol. Farrell, who graduated from RU in 1995 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, teaches in Roanoke County's Burlington Elementary School. She is one of six finalists, three for grades K-5 and three for grades 6-12. One wi  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE TELLS OF STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA MI DREAM MAGAZINE
RADFORD, Va., Nov. 7 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Megan McColley, a 2007 Radford University graduate from Springfield, published a story about her study abroad experience in Africa in the Fall 2007 issue of America Mi Dream, a national magazine sponsored by several business and nonprofit organizations. This past summer RU reading professor Jennifer Jones, McColley and four other students from the university's College of Education and Human Development spent fou  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE WINS $25,000 MCGLOTHLIN AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
RADFORD, Va., April 18 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University graduate Tamatha Farrell received one of two McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence presented last night at the 2008 McGlothlin Awards ceremony in RU's Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall. Farrell, who graduated from RU in 1995 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, teaches in Roanoke County's Burlington Elementary School. A 10-year teaching veteran, she is known for getting at-risk stude  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY HONORS OUTSTANDING FACULTY, STAFF
RADFORD, Va., May 3 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University honored five outstanding faculty and staff members during its spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 3. Associate professor of art Richard Bay was the recipient of the Donald N. Dedmon Distinguished Teaching Professor Award. The award recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching at RU. Bay joined the RU faculty in 2002. He is an energetic, engaging and inspirational teacher who is credite  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY HOSTS 'COFFEE WITH THE DEANS' EVENT
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 18 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Come and learn about all the innovative and exciting projects and plans at Radford University during the first annual "Coffee with the Deans." Sponsored by the Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group and hosted by the Radford University, Roanoke and New River Valley chapters of RU alumni and friends, this open house provides participants with the opportunity to interact with deans from the College of Business and Economics  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY HOSTS REGIONAL STOCK MARKET GAME RECEPTION
RADFORD, Va., June 4 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University Center for Economic Education recently hosted the Virginia Council on Economic Education Stock Market Game awards reception. The game is an online program that provides students in grades 4 through 12 the opportunity to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in a real-time portfolio over a period of 10 weeks. The reception honored the top three teams in the high school, middle school and elementary s  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY NAMED IN 'BEST IN THE SOUTHEAST' REVIEW
RADFORD, Va., Aug. 12 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast United States according to The Princeton Review. The New York based education services company selected the school as one of 139 institutions it recommends in its "Best in the Southeast" section on its website feature 2009 Best Colleges: Region by Region. In the profile on RU, The Princeton Review says "Students come to Radford Uni  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY NAMES NEW DEAN FOR COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
RADFORD, Va., April 9 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University has hired an author and scholar to be the new Dean of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences effective July 1, 2008. Brian Conniff comes to RU from the University of Dayton, where he has been Professor of English and, for the past eight years, Chair of the Department of English. He has served as President of the Academic Senate, as Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee for the Col  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY POISED FOR MAJOR CAMPUS TRANSFORMATION DRIVEN BY $211 MILLION IN CURRENT AND ANTICIPATED FUNDING
RADFORD, Va., April 24 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University campus is on the verge of a major facilities transformation thanks to the infusion of $211 million in funding from various sources. Wednesday, RU received its latest piece of great news from Richmond when the Virginia General Assembly approved an ambitious $1.5 billion bond package with $1.1 billion earmarked to support higher education. The bond package includes two important building pr  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY PREPARES STUDENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE WITH NEW GLOBAL CAPITALISM AND ARABIC COURSES
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 23 -- Radford University issued the following news release: In the constantly fluctuating international marketplace, the savvy entrepreneur must be educated not only in spreadsheets, profit-loss statements and global marketing plans, but also in the unique identity of a particular culture- its language, customs and peoples. Radford University is poised to provide that education. Beginning in the spring of 2009, RU will offer its first course focused on global competit  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESENTS AT APPALACHIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
RADFORD, Va., April 22 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Twenty-two Radford University faculty, staff and students participated in the recent Appalachian Studies Association Conference at Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va. RU's Appalachian Regional Studies Center was a sponsor of the conference. Participants were as follows: * Grace Toney Edwards, ARSC director, Best Fiction and Poetry Book of 2007 Selection Committee Member; convener and presenter - "Track  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR MCKOSKY FEATURED ON WITH GOOD REASON
RADFORD, Va., April 18 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University Theatre and Cinema professor Ted McKosky is part of a panel discussion about the iconic movie "To Kill A Mockingbird" on the public radio show With Good Reason airing April 19 - 25. McKosky will discuss why the movie, based on the 1960 novel by Lee Harper, is still one of the most loved movies of all time. With Good Reason is broadcast on all public radio stations in Virginia and Washington,   more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS WOMEN AND THE DEATH PENALTY ON WITH GOOD REASON
RADFORD, Va., April 23 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University criminal justice professor Mary Atwell will discuss her book Wretched Sisters: Examining Gender and Capital Punishment on the public radio program With Good Reason April 26 through May 2. The program airs at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays on Public Radio WVRU at 89.9 FM. The United States reinstated the death penalty in 1976 and since, 11 women have been executed for murders. Each of those cases involves  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY RECEIVES TWO STEINWAY PIANOS, TAKES STEPS TO BECOME ALL-STEINWAY SCHOOL
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 30 -- Radford University issued the following news release: For more than 150 years, Steinway & Sons has been a name associated with the world's finest pianos. The instruments are all individually handmade and are known for their incomparable sound, performance and enduring quality. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, two nine-foot concert grand pianos called Steinway Ds, delivered by Virginia's authorized Steinway & Sons dealer Jordan Kitt's Music, were uncrated and placed in RU's new Do  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER DEVELOPS AUGMENTED REALITY CURRICULA FOR SCHOOLS
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 30 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The National Science Foundation has awarded Radford University School of Teacher Education and Leadership professor Matt Dunleavy a $500,000 grant to research "augmented reality" for use in K-12 learning. Working with Harvard University, MIT, Hewlett Packard Labs and Radford City Schools, Dunleavey will use the three-year grant to support his work with this emerging technology that is akin to the multi-user vir  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT MANAGED INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO ORGANIZATION RECEIVES SECOND PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO COMPETITION
RADFORD, Va., April 2 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Eight students representing the Radford University Student Managed Investment Portfolio Organization (SMIPO) recently attended the Reinventing Investment Strategy Education (RISE) symposium at the University of Dayton. SMIPO presented its 2007 portfolio strategy to a group of investment professionals and won second place in the Growth Fund category of the competition that featured more than 200 universities wor  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENT NAMED RECIPIENT OF DISTINGUISHED COLLEGIAN AWARD
RADFORD, Va., July 30 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Nana "T-Chee" Kum, an RU student and member of the Theta Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, was recently named a recipient of one of three national Distinguished Collegian Awards by the Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc. The Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit charitable arm of Alpha Phi Alpha. The foundation focuses on scholarships, programs, training and development of   more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS AND FACULTY PRESENT CONCERTS ON SEPT. 30-OCT. 1
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 26 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Gifted students in the Radford University Symphonic Band will perform Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m. in RU's Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall. RU music professor and bands conductor Wayne Gallops leads this much-anticipated concert. The Symphonic Band provides music majors and non-majors with unique performance opportunities throughout the academic year. Gallops will be among RU faculty members performing i  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY TO OFFER ARABIC LANGUAGE CLASSES BEGINNING IN THE FALL
RADFORD, Va., April 8 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Institute of International Education has selected RU to host a Fulbright foreign language teaching assistant during the 2008-09 academic year. The teaching assistant placement allows RU to offer two sections in Arabic language during the fall and spring semesters. Fulbright teaching assistants are placed on more than 300 U.S. college and university campuses annually, often to help introduce such languages a  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY WILL PROTECT CORE MISSION IN RESPONSE TO BUDGET CUTS; TUITION INCREASE IS NOT EXPECTED
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 9 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University will rely primarily on holding some positions vacant, departmental restructuring and reduced operating expenses so that its core educational mission and implementation of the strategic plan will not be affected by today's state-mandated budget cuts. "Now that we know the specifics, we will work with our staff and Board of Visitors to ensure that we do everything we can to preserve our core miss  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY'S ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE SERIES BEGINS ON OCT. 2
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 29 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Global warming, domestic and foreign energy sources and science's impact on today's world have taken center stage in this year's presidential election. Radford University's Environmental Lecture Series, which begins October 2 and continues through November 10, promises to enhance awareness of these issues and experts will give listeners opportunities to form their own opinions. RU professor Theresa Burriss,  more

RADFORD UNIVERSITY'S IMMIGRATION COUNSELOR SELECTED FOR NAFSA TRAINER CORPS PROGRAM
RADFORD, Va., March 11 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Teresa Dalton King, assistant director and immigration counselor at Radford University's International Education Center, has been selected by NAFSA: Association of International Educators to the Trainer Corps program. "This is a competitive honor for her and a step in the right direction for her continued professional growth," says Jon Stauff, director of the International Education Center at RU. Founded in   more

RAMSEY APPOINTS COMMITTEE TO REVIEW STUDENT'S DOCTORAL DEGREE
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 10 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: University of Louisville President James Ramsey formed a blue-ribbon committee today to investigate allegations of improper behavior in the awarding of a doctoral degree to a student in its College of Education and Human Development. Ramsey appointed the committee after allegations surfaced that the university had awarded a doctoral degree to John Deasy in 2004 in violation of its own policies. The inf  more

RAMSEY HONORED AT PIKEVILLE COLLEGE OPENING CONVOCATION
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 2 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Citing his resume as an educator and his accomplishments as a scholar, Pikeville College recognized University of Louisville President James R. Ramsey with an honorary degree Aug. 26. Ramsey received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the eastern Kentucky school and also delivered the opening address at the college's opening convocation. Speaking to more than 400 Pikeville students, faculty, staf  more

RAMSEY ISSUES STATEMENT ON GRAND JURY INDICTMENT
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 22 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: James R. Ramsey, president of the University of Louisville, issued the following statement this afternoon in response to today's announcement from the U.S. attorney's office regarding the indictment of Robert Felner, former dean of the College of Education and Human Development. The grand jury's indictment of former dean Robert Felner confirmed our initial concern of wrongdoing in the management of fede  more

RAMSEY NAMED BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 12 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: University of Louisville President James Ramsey was named Louisville's Business Leader of the Year at last week's "Business First" Business of the Year banquet. Ramsey was cited for his efforts in areas ranging from attracting top researchers and boosting economic development to improving UofL's academic profile and beautifying campus. He also, among other achievements, was cited for his establishmen  more

RAMSEY OUTLINES PLANS TO TAKE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE TO 2020 IN STATE OF UNIVERSITY ADDRESS
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 9 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: University of Louisville President James Ramsey talked about the challenges and successes of the past year in his annual State of the University address Sept. 9. He also committed UofL to reach the "double the numbers" goals set by the Council on Postsecondary Education and detailed in the 2020 Plan, UofL's new strategic plan. Ramsey noted that the day marked the fifth anniversary of his inauguration.   more

RCPT PROFESSOR PUBLISHES BOOK ON TEACHING WITH MOVIES
RADFORD, Va., July 16 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Teresa O'Bannon, assistant professor in the RU department of recreation, parks and tourism, recently co-wrote Teaching with Movies: Recreation, Sports, Tourism, and Physical Education. The book focuses on utilizing more than 75 popular culture and documentary films as teaching tools in recreation, leisure, tourism, sport management and physical education courses. Concepts highlighted in the book include environm  more

READ KY PROGRAM HELPS ADULTS IMPROVE READING SKILLS
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 28 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University and the Housing Authority of Bowling Green have used a $100,000 grant to develop an Adult Literacy Center to help adults improve reading skills. The focus of the program, funded by the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, is on phonics and comprehension, according to Jim Berger, associate professor of adult education at WKU. Reading materials and computer soft  more

RECREATION, PARK AND TOURISM ADMINISTRATION CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY
MACOMB, Ill., March 25 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Forty years ago, Tony Mobley created the department of recreation and park administration at Western Illinois University to prepare students to enter the leisure services field. Since its inception in 1968, the department - which was renamed recreation, park and tourism administration (RPTA) in 1989 - has graduated more than 3,000 students. To celebrate the department's 40th anniversary, the annual RPT  more

REGISTER NOW FOR NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY'S 2008 SUMMER SCHOLARS PROGRAM
NORFOLK, Va., April 29 -- Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Registration for Norfolk State University's Summer Scholars program has begun, and will continue through June 12. The Summer Scholars program is a summer academic and recreation enrichment experience for children in grades one through five. This year's program will be held weekdays June 23 through July 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bozeman Education Building, which is located on the NSU campus. The   more

REGISTRATION STILL OPEN FOR APPALACHIAN TEACHERS NETWORK CONFERENCE
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 28 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University will host the annual Appalachian Teachers' Network Conference on Saturday, Nov. 1 , from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the university's Selu Conservancy Barn. The conference theme is "Appalachia as Resource." The keynote speaker is Jeff Biggers, author of United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture and Enlightenment to America. Sessions include "Community Envir  more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: Florida, I have just two words for you: five days. After decades of broken politics in Washington, eight years of failed policies from George Bush, and twenty-one months of a campaign that has taken us from the rocky coast of Maine to the sunshine of California, we are five days away from change in America. In five days, you can turn the page on policies that have put the  more

Remarks of Senator Barack Obama (Raleigh, NC)
CHICAGO, Oct. 29 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued the text of the following speech: North Carolina, I've got two words for you: six days. And you don't even have to wait six days to vote - you can vote early right now. But this is important: when you do vote, you have to vote in two steps - one for President, and one for the rest of the ticket. If you vote for a straight ticket, you have not voted in the presidential election. You need to vote for president se  more

REP. BERKLEY BACKING SWIFT ACTION ON NEW RECOVERY PACKAGE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev. (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today joined her colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee at a hearing in Washington, D.C. on the need for a new Main Street economic recovery package that will help Nevada families and small businesses. "This hearing only confirms the need for swift action on a new economic recovery package and I will be pushing to see that it includes funding for more inf  more

REP. BRALEY RECEIVES A+ RATING ON 2008 VETERANS REPORT CARD
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa (1st CD), has issued the following news release: This week, Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) received an A+ Rating, the highest possible score, on the 2008 Veterans Report Card. The non-partisan Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America released the report card, which scored members of Congress on their leadership and support for key veterans' issues including the GI Bill for the 21st Century, VA funding and mental health care. "We have an obligatio  more

REP. LOWEY CALLS FOR FEDERAL ACTION ON RISING INCIDENCE OF FOOD ALLERGIES
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 22 -- Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y. (18th CD), issued the following news release: Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) today called for federal action to determine the cause of an 18 percent increase in the number of young people suffering from food or digestive allergies since 1997. "This report confirms what we have suspected for years - food allergies are on the rise," said Lowey. "The prevalence of food allergies and their potentially fatal consequences   more

REP. MORAN SPEAKS TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT CLASS AT STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL
STOCKTON, Kan., Oct. 31 -- Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. (1st CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Jerry Moran today visited Stockton High School to speak with a senior American Government class. During his visit, Moran discussed his responsibilities as an elected official, the presidential election and the current condition of the economy. He encouraged those who may be newly eligible voters to exercise their rights on November 4, 2008. "It is so important for me to stay in touc  more

REP. SIRES PARTICIPATES IN HOUSE HEARING ON INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORTATION, INFRASTRUCTURE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J. (12th CD), issued the following news release: At a hearing of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Representative Albio Sires urged support for federal investment in public infrastructure to "strengthen our infrastructure, create more jobs, and bolster our economy." "Infrastructure investments are critical to improving our economy," Representative Sires said. He noted the explosion of economic growth and development in H  more

REP. SOLIS HONORS ORGANIZATIONS, ACTIVISTS FOR WORK TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
COVINA, Calif., Oct. 29 -- Rep. Hilda Solis, D-Calif. (32nd CD), issued the following news release: Today, Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (CA-32), honored seven distinguished organizations and activities for their work to empower women and combat domestic violence. The event, which coincides with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, was held at the Covina Performing Arts Center. All seven honorees have demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to ending domestic violence. "I am   more

REP. UDALL PICKS SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINEES
NEW MEXICO, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. (3rd CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced his nominees to attend the United States Service Academics, including the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. "This year's nominees are an exceptionally talented group of young people," said Udall. "I am deeply impressed by their intelligence, their achievements  more

Report, Summit Target Ways To Expand Nursing School Capacity
WASHINGTON, June 27 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: A report released yesterday by the AARP, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and U.S. Department of Labor highlights new approaches to increasing capacity at the nation's nursing schools, which annually turn away thousands of qualified candidates due to a shortage of faculty. The report was released as part of a two-day summit, where stakeholder groups shared best practices to expand nursing education and foster action in f  more

REPS. SINEMA, CAMPBELL TO RECEIVE TECHNOLOGY AWARD
PHOENIX, Oct. 28 -- Arizona State House Democratic legislators issued the following news release: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and Rep. Chad Campbell, both of Phoenix, will be honored on Nov. 13 for their efforts to help Arizona become a top tier technology state. The technology community across the state, the Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Department of Commerce, and Gov. Napolitano will give Reps. Sinema and Campbell the Tech Ten Legislator award. The award presentation will be held at t  more

REPS. SMITH, DOYLE ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR AUTISM RESEARCH PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J. (4th CD), issued the following news release: A program created to assist military families touched by autism spectrum disorders will receive a boost in funding over the next fiscal year, Coalition on Autism Research and Education (C.A.R.E.) co-chairs U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Mike Doyle (D-PA) announced today. Smith and Doyle, who worked tirelessly to secure funding for the program, said that $8 million has been included in the "FY 20  more

RESEARCH REPLACES COMPLEX MEDICAL DOCUMENTS WITH INTERACTIVE PROGRAM
MUNCIE, Ind., Feb. 27 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Researchers from Ball State University are collaborating with Medical Animatics, LLC and Community Health Network to see if a first-of-its-kind program combining education and informed consent can better explain complex medical information than traditional educational methods. Community Health Network is now offering a multimedia education and informed consent program for its surgical weight loss patients. Th  more

RESEARCHER BELIEVES WEB SITE CAN CHANGE YOUNG PEOPLE'S HABITS
MUNCIE, Ind., March 27 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: After spending decades working with college and professional athletes, Ball State strength researcher David Pearson now is using his expertise to assist high school students. Pearson, director of the strength research laboratory and associate professor of physical education at Ball State, is reaching out to young athletes through information and videos posted at Stack.com. Stack is the nation's leading pr  more

RESEARCHERS APPLY GROUNDBREAKING THEORIES TO ADVANCE BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
MANASSAS, Va., Nov. 26 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: Scientists at George Mason University's Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine and clinicians at the Inova Fairfax Hospital Cancer Center are partnering to take a revolutionary step forward in breast cancer research that could lead to new strategies for breast cancer screening, intervention to prevent breast cancer at the pre-invasive stage and treatment of advanced metastatic disease, and signi  more

RESEARCHERS CREATE NEXT-GENERATION SOFTWARE TO IDENTIFY COMPLEX CYBER NETWORK ATTACKS
FAIRFAX, Va., March 17 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: Researchers in George Mason University's Center for Secure Information Systems have developed new software that can reduce the impact of cyber attacks by identifying the possible vulnerability paths through an organization's networks. By their very nature networks are highly interdependent and each machine's overall susceptibility to attack depends on the vulnerabilities of the other machines in the networ  more

RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY BEST STRATEGIES FOR SUPPORTING NEW SCIENCE TEACHERS
FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 9 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: With a nationwide shortage of science teachers and plummeting student test scores, many school districts are forced to hire teachers with science degrees but little training in education or experience teaching. Without proper support, research shows that 66 percent of new teachers will quit the profession within three years. Now, new research from George Mason University's New Science Teachers' Support Network  more

RESULTS FROM MINNESOTA STATE FAIR SURVEY REVEALED
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3 -- Minnesota State Rep. Ron Shimanski, R-District 18A, issued the following news release: With all the sights, sounds and smells at year's Minnesota State Fair, it was nice to see almost 7,500 folks paused to complete a nonpartisan survey conducted by House Public Information Services. The informal and unscientific poll made available to fairgoers covered various issues, ranging from voter ID to nuclear energy. The Minnesota House of Representatives booth was loca  more

RETIRED TEACHER WOOLDRIDGE HONORED WITH RADFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
RADFORD, Va., May 21 -- Radford University issued the following news release: "Deep down in every child, there's good. All you have to do is find it and work on it," said Grace Wooldridge years after she retired from teaching. A teacher in Buchanan County's Garden High School for 32 years, she dedicated herself to promoting in her students a sense of their own worth. Recently many of her former students, along with her friends and family members, returned the favor by establishing a scholars  more

RETIREES HONORED AT CAS SPRING AWARDS RECEPTION
MACOMB, Ill., May 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: AWestern Illinois University's College of Arts and Sciences honored several faculty and students at its 2008 spring awards reception May 2. Five retiring faculty members were recognized for their years of service to the college and the University. Bill Combs, history professor, came to Western in 1966. During his 42 years of teaching he regularly offered his popular course "Germany under Hitler." The   more

RETIREMENT RECEPTION SET FOR BARB BAILY
MACOMB, Ill., May 1 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: A retirement reception for Barbara Baily, associate provost and director of graduate studies at Western Illinois University, will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 16 at the WIU Alumni House. Baily will retire from WIU Aug. 1 after 22 years of service. Baily came to WIU in 1986 as the assistant to the dean of graduate studies (1986-1989) and assistant to the dean of graduate and international studie  more

RETIRING COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND STAFF HONORED AT RECEPTION
CONWAY, S.C., April 25 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Coastal Carolina University honored 22 retiring faculty and staff members at a recent reception and dinner in Brooks Stadium Hospitality Suite. The following faculty and staff members have retired or will retire after spring semester 2008: * Richard Collin, Palmetto professor of politics and geography * James Farsolas, professor of history * Doug Nelson, professor of marine science * Richa  more

RIVES NAMED VP OF QC, PLANNING & TECHNOLOGY
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 18 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Joe Rives, executive assistant to the president for Quad Cities, Planning and Technology at Western Illinois University, has been appointed vice president of Quad Cities, Planning and Technology at WIU, effective Aug. 15, according to WIU President Al Goldfarb. Rives will serve in the interim role through June 30, 2010. A national search will begin during the Fall 2009 semester, Goldfarb said. Rives   more

ROBERT HALL RETIREMENT RECEPTION SET
MACOMB, Ill., June 11 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: A retirement reception for Robert Hall, educational leadership chair at Western Illinois University, will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, June 20 in the University Union Lamoine Room. Hall will retire from WIU June 30 after 22 years of service. Hall joined the educational leadership (formerly called educational administration and supervision) department as an assistant professor in 1986 and was name  more

ROGERS NAMED FOUNDING DEAN OF COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
RADFORD, Va., April 25 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University has named biologist Orion Rogers founding dean of the College of Science and Technology. "I am honored to be selected as dean of the College of Science and Technology. I look forward to the stimulating work of founding a new college that rises from solid foundations while pursuing my professional passion of facilitating academic and professional success in students and faculty members," says   more

RU BOARD APPROVES LARGEST EVER OPERATING BUDGET OF $163.1 MILLION
RADFORD, Va., June 25 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University's Board of Visitors has approved a $163.1 million annual budget which is the institution's largest operating budget ever and includes funding to support new graduate programs, additional student financial aid, a 25 percent increase in faculty travel stipends, dining facilities upgrades, safety and security enhancements and additional resources for upgrading the administrative computing system. Th  more

RU BOARD OF VISITORS HEARS OF SUCCESSES
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 4 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle reported to the Board of Visitors during its meeting today that Radford University achieved all of its targets on State Council of Higher Education for Virginia's Institutional Performance Standards, the only institution in the Commonwealth to do so. Targets measured include enrollment, affordability, degrees awarded, progression and retention rates and K-12 partnership  more

RU GAINS SCHEV APPROVAL FOR NEW DOCTORAL, MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS
RADFORD, Va., Jan. 8 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The news for Radford University out of Richmond today couldn't be better! The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approved proposals to offer Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy degrees. The first admitted students to both programs would begin classes in the fall of 2009 if granted final authorization by the Virginia General Assembly. It is anticipated that the first sta  more

RU HOMECOMING 2008 TIPS OFF IN FEBRUARY
RADFORD, Va., Dec. 14 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University is welcoming its alumni back to campus for a February Homecoming that will offer a Highlanders basketball doubleheader as the main event. "A Whole New Ballgame" is the theme for the two-day Homecoming event that tips off Friday, Feb. 1, and concludes the following day with two basketball games. The first contest begins at 3 p.m., Feb 2 with the RU women's team hosting UNC Asheville at the Ded  more

RU HONORS OUTSTANDING FACULTY, STAFF AT CONVOCATION
RADFORD, Va., Aug. 28 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University Foundation honored five outstanding faculty and staff members during the university's Convocation on Thursday. Each year, The RU Foundation bestows awards upon faculty and staff for their exceptional individual performances. In addition, the Foundation allows each award recipient to select an outstanding RU student to receive a scholarship in the recipient's name. Associate professor of  more

RU HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL ENTREPRENEURIAL SUMMIT, POPULAR ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION RETURNS
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 6 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Last year, Radford University students from a variety of majors gathered in Hurlburt Auditorium to participate in a highly spirited elevator pitch competition. The objective was to present a 90-second pitch to a panel of successful entrepreneurs. The winner of the competition, an interdisciplinary studies major whose innovative idea to sale ads on school buses in order to generate funds for the education system, wal  more

RU HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL ENTREPRENEURIAL SUMMIT,POPULAR ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION RETURNS
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 23 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Last year, Radford University students from a variety of majors gathered in Hurlburt Auditorium to participate in a highly spirited elevator pitch competition. The objective was to present a 90-second pitch to a panel of successful entrepreneurs. The winner of the competition, an interdisciplinary studies major whose innovative idea to sale ads on school buses in order to generate funds for the education system, wa  more

RU NAMES SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK DIRECTOR
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 4 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University recently named Elise M. Fullmer as director of the School of Social Work. A graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and the University of Utah, Fullmer joins the RU campus community with extensive background in gerontology. Her research focuses on disenfranchised groups, including people with developmental disabilities and issues related to aging in lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans  more

RU OFFERS COURSES FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 8 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University received a $130,000 grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to offer elementary and middle school teachers graduate courses in mathematics and science education. Close to 50 teachers from Pittsylvania County and Danville City will participate in the project titled Pittsylvania/Danville - Radford Initiative for Science and Mathematics. The purpose of the project is to impr  more

RU PROFESSOR FEATURED ON POPULAR WITH GOOD REASON PUBLIC RADIO SHOW
RADFORD, Va., Jan. 15 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Information Technology professor Prem Uppuluri talks about electronic voting machine use and pitfalls on the public radio show With Good Reason airing now through Jan. 18. With Good Reason is broadcast on all public radio stations in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit www.withgoodreasonradio.org to listen to the show online or view broadcast schedule. Each week scholars from Virginia's public colleges and un  more

RU PROFESSOR RECOGNIZED AMONG VIRGINIA'S OUTSTANDING FACULTY
RADFORD, Va., Jan. 28 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University anthropology professor Cliff Boyd is a recipient of the 2008 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards, the Commonwealth's highest honor for educators at Virginia's colleges and universities. Boyd was among the 12 recipients named Monday by the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia for "excellence for teaching, research, knowledge integration and public service." The honors are administered  more

RU PROFESSOR RICHARD STRAW PUBLISHES NEW BOOK
RADFORD, Va., Nov. 19 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University history professor Richard Straw, in a partnership with the Athens County Historical Society and Museum in Ohio, has released Athens, part of the Images of America book series by Arcadia Publishing. Arcadia is a leading publisher of historical books on neighborhoods, cities and towns across the United States. Athens is a pictorial history of Straw's hometown. The book includes photos of un  more

RU PROFESSOR, STUDENTS EXPLORE THE FUN OF CHEMISTRY AT ACS EVENT
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 30 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Over the course of two days, more than 1,400 participants gathered in Kingsport, Tenn., to witness Radford University chemistry professor H. Francis Webster and six of his students present "Magic of Chemistry," a dynamic and colorful show demonstrating all things chemical. Helping the group was their faithful assistant sporting a shock of purple hair: their puppet, Kay. The audience: fourth graders from 25 regiona  more

RU RAISES AWARENESS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 17 -- Radford University issued the following news release: October is Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Awareness month at Radford University. RU faculty, staff and students and community organizations have teamed up to raise awareness of violence against women and all people. Throughout October, everyone is invited to attend and participate in a host of events on RU's campus, including the White & Purple Ribbon Campaign held throughout the month. Men who wear a white r  more

RU RECEIVES GRANT TO PREPARE STUDENTS TO WORK IN GLOBAL MARKET
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 11 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University has been awarded a $136,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop an international internship program for business majors. The program will combine foreign language training and business skills enhancement that will prepare Radford students to compete in a global market. The grant provides $6,000 in scholarship assistance to RU students who will participate in an RU sponsored la  more

RU STUDENT STUDIES SCOTLAND CHILD WELFARE POLICIES
RADFORD, Va., Dec. 5 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Scotland is an ideal destination for the traveler, rife with rolling green hills, the ghostly remnants of former monasteries and shrouded in all the mysteries of folklore. But for one Radford University student, a trip to Scotland meant an opportunity to work firsthand in a foreign child welfare system. Beverly Robinette, a RU student earning her master's degree in social work at the Abingdon extension campus, r  more

RU TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR AREA NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 2 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University Governmental and Nonprofit Assistance Center announces fall non-credit classes for nonprofit organizations. The classes are part of the RU Nonprofit Development Certificate Program, which is designed to provide affordable, high-quality training for area nonprofit employees, board members and volunteers. Classes are open to anyone employed by or volunteering for a nonprofit organization. Re  more

RU WELCOMES 2008 WITH CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
RADFORD, Va., Jan. 11 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Chinese New Year Festival at Radford University is February 11-14. The weeklong celebration offers a variety of entertaining and informative events, including "A Night in China," the highlight of the festival offering a variety of cultural activities for every age. Faculty, students and the local community have worked together to present this celebration of Chinese customs and traditions. All events are fre  more

RU WINS CASE AWARD
RADFORD, Va., Jan. 23 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University's Office of University Relations received a 2007 Special Merit Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, District III, for an interactive CD-ROM produced for RU's College of Education and Human Development. "How Many Ways Can You Change the World?" is intended for use by young people who are considering career and college possibilities. Objectives of the CD-ROM are to i  more

RUSES, PRITTS HONORED AS DISTINGUISHED ASSOCIATES
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 20 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently honored Distinguished Associates Mr. Robert M. and Mrs. Catherine M. Zelasko Pritts and Dr. William and Mrs. Donna Ruse for their continued support of and involvement in the University. Each couple received a citation during the University's annual Applause! Reception earlier this month. The Ruses, of Findlay, have been actively involved with UF activities for many years.  more

RVC Hall Of Fame Welcomes Three New Members
ROCKFORD, Ill., Oct. 30 -- Rock Valley College issued the following news release: Please join us for the 2008 RVC Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Room (PAR). A reception will immediately follow in the AMCORE Commons area of the Estelle M. Black Library. Three new inductees will join the ranks of 23 previously inducted members. They exemplify Rock Valley College's finest and provide role models for all students.   more

RYAN IRVINE PROMOTED TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLNESS
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 30 -- The Louisville Department of Health issued the following news release: Dr. Adewale Troutman, Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, recently promoted Ryan Irvine to the position of Deputy Director. As Deputy Director, Irvine will be responsible for department-wide executive administration and management of specialized health programs, which includes the oversight of three divisions: Women's Health and Mobile Unit Services, Com  more

SAINT NAMED MISS UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA 2008
FLORENCE, Ala., Feb. 4 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: Allison Saint, of Falkville, Ala., was crowned Miss University of North Alabama 2008 at the university's annual Miss UNA Pageant Feb. 2. As Miss UNA, Saint will promote the platform Saving Lives Together: Supporting the American Red Cross. She is a senior majoring in elementary education. Other contestants who placed in the pageant were: Erica Ann Murray, of Russellville, first runner-up; Laura Mill  more

SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATE ASSAULTED POLICE OFFICERS
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 17 -- The Santa Cruz Police Department issued the following news release: DATE/TIME: September 17, 2008 - 3:46 PM LOCATION: Cedar St at Cathcart St TOPIC: Assault on Police Officers CASE NUMBER: 08S-08553 INVOLVED SUBJECTS: 1. Name: Wesley Modes Arrested: [ X ] Yes [ ] No DOB: 9/29/1966 Charges: 148(A) PC/243 PC/405a PC Address: Santa Cruz County 2. Name: Jack Rusk Arrested: [ X ] Yes [ ] No DOB: 4/4/1988 Charges: 148(A) PC Address: Concord, C  more

SARASOTA COUNTY TEACHERS RECEIVE MINI-GRANTS FOR WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION PROJECTS
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: Fifteen Sarasota County teachers are among the record number of educators who applied for and received Splash! mini-grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded Splash! mini-grants to 209 educators totaling more than $413,000. That's 72 more grant recipients than last year. Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator,   more

SAVE OUR LAND PRESIDENT FEATURED SPEAKER AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY'S APRIL 2 ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
MACOMB, Ill., March 27 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's Fifth Annual Environmental Summit will feature three widely recognized speakers with expertise in land use preservation and "green" universities. The summit, scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 in the WIU University Union in Macomb, will include presentations by Save Our Land, Save Our Towns President Thomas Hylton; geothermal systems engineer Steven Hamstra; an  more

SBDC TO HOST INTERNATIONAL TRADE, ENTREPRENEUR SEMINARS
RADFORD, Va., Sept. 11 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University Small Business Development Center (RU SBDC) will host two business development seminars featuring local and internationally recognized industry leaders in exporting and entrepreneurship. On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the RU SBDC will host Exporting 101, a one-day training workshop focused on the global marketplace. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce-U.S. Commercial Services, U.S. S  more

SCHOLAR HOUSE ALREADY HAS WAITING LIST
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 7 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Some 300 people are already on a waiting list for Louisville Scholar House, a one-half-block residential complex just west of the University of Louisville's Belknap Campus that offers affordable housing, education and child care for unemployed single-parent families. A grand opening ceremony took place Oct. 7 for the $15.7 million project, which is a joint effort of Family Scholar House (formerly Project  more

SCHOOL BUDGET STILL IN LIMBO
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 20 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The state's major education budget appeared headed to collapse in Senate late Monday evening in a dispute over college funding. After a marathon filibuster that lasted from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday, a vote to end a bruising debate between senators aligned with K-12 schools and senators speaking for four-year colleges over funding failed by a vote of 17-14. It takes an affirmative vote by at le  more

SCHOOL LAW CONFERENCE AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY MARCH 7
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 20 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Student speech: What is covered by the First Amendment and what's not? What can school districts do to prevent employee abuse and misuse of social network sites? As educational administrators and school board members strive to lead successful schools, they must keep up-to-date with law and policy. That's where the 19th annual Western Illinois University School Law Conference, "Contemporary Legal Issues in   more

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FEDERAL GRANT
LAS VEGAS, March 3 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: A recent federal grant to New Mexico Highlands' School of Education will help local teaching assistants earn their bachelor's degrees at the university. The $70,000 Title II grant will pay tuition, fees and books for 15 to 20 teaching assistants from the West Las Vegas School District and provide each with a small stipend after the successful completion of their classes, said Kathy Jenkins, dean of the  more

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION RECEIVES GRANT
LAS VEGAS, April 17 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: New Mexico Highlands University's School of Education received a $500,000 grant to begin a vocational evaluation emphasis to its master's degree program. Once implemented, the program will be the second one of its kind in the western United States and one of 12 similar programs in the country. "It's very exciting to get it, and it really puts Highlands in a position to offer something unique," said re  more

SCHOOL OF NURSING HOSTS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
RADFORD, Va., March 25 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Leslie Sokol, education coordinator and one of the principal instructors with the internationally acclaimed Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, will be the keynote speaker for Radford University's School of Nursing Spring 2008 Distinguished Lecture Series, "Fundamentals of Cognitive Therapy," on Thursday, April 3, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the RU West Conference Center. Sokol has t  more

SCHOOL OF NURSING PROGRAM RECEIVES HIGH NATIONAL EXAM PASS RATE
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 22 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Known for producing top students in the field of nursing for nearly 40 years, Radford University's School of Nursing program received word today that RU nursing students are ranking higher than the national and state level in the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), a test considered the final hurdle in a nursing student's career. RU SON received a 90.9 percent pass rate on the NCLEX in undergraduate   more

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK RECEIVES GRANT TO FUND FAMIS OUTREACH PROJECT
RADFORD, Va., May 3 -- Radford University issued the following news release: The Radford University School of Social Work in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services recently received more than $90,000 from Virginia Health Care Foundation's (VHCF) Project Connect grant to revitalize its Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS) Outreach Project. The RU program is designed to identify and help enroll 1200 uninsured eligible children and pregnant women in state-sponso  more

SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIGHT UP AFGHAN STUDENT'S EYES
QALAT, Afghanistan, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release: By Staff Sgt. Tammie Moore U.S. Air Forces Central "Mister, mister pen. I need pen," echoes repeatedly from the mouths of young Afghan boys and girls reaching out with their hands whenever they see American servicemembers. When members of the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team walked onto a local boy's school campus recently, the students received more than just pens - thanks to the efforts of an Am  more

SEABEE DETACHMENT PROVIDES CRITICAL MEDICAL EDUCATION
SAO TOME, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following press release: By Steelworker 3rd Class (SCW) Siamac Moghaddam, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 Public Affairs Members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion(NMCB) 4 set up a joint multinational medical seminar on the small island-nation of Sao Tome and Principe Oct. 16. The request came from the commandant of the local Coast Guard. The medical training was arranged by Chief Hospital Corpsman Julio Ortiz in an effort to   more

SECOND COMMITTEE, DISCUSSING INTERDEPENDENCE, HEARS CALLS TO REFORM GLOBAL FINANCIAL BODIES, TACKLE CORRUPTION, REDUCE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF MIGRATION
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 29 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: Reforming international financial institutions, tackling corruption, and reducing the negative effects of migration were vital steps towards ensuring that the benefits of globalization were distributed evenly across the globe, several speakers said today as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) began its consideration of globalization and interdependence. Noting the uneven spread of globalization's be  more

SECOND LIFE SUCCESS STEMS FROM REAL-LIFE EXPERTISE
MUNCIE, Ind., March 20 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University's Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts and Animation (IDIAA) is duplicating its real-world success in another life - Second Life, that is. Educators increasingly are exploring Second Life, an Internet-based virtual world, as a viable learning environment. The IDIAA already has received national honors in the real world for its work in emerging media through developing virtual applicati  more

SECURITY COUNCIL STRONGLY CONDEMNS ALL VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW COMMITTED AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS DURING, AFTER ARMED CONFLICT, IN PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 29 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: After a day-long debate on "Women, peace and security", in which more than 50 speakers participated, the Security Council today issued a strong condemnation of all violations of international law committed against women and girls during and after armed conflicts. In a statement read by this month's Council President, Zhang Yesui ( China), the Council urged complete and immediate cessation of such violations b  more

SELF-CONFIDENCE CAN MAKE US BETTER, SAYS GRAWEMEYER PSYCHOLOGY WINNER
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 4 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: People who believe in themselves can raise their aspirations, motivation and accomplishments and are more apt to try new things by watching others do them. So says Albert Bandura, a Stanford University professor of social science in psychology who has has received the 2008 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. He was selected for the eighth Grawemeyer psychology prize from among 31 no  more

SEN. CARDIN WELCOMES PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY AFRICA TRADE OFFICE AS IT OFFICIALLY OPENS FOR BUSINESS
LARGO, Md., Oct. 30 -- The office of Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, participated today in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Prince George's County Africa Trade Office (ATO). The ATO was established this year to strengthen business ties and expand trade and investment opportunities between Prince George's County and Africa through outr  more

Senators Urge CMS To Retain Capital IME Adjustment In IPPS
WASHINGTON, July 28 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: Fifty-one senators today strongly urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to withdraw its proposal to eliminate the Medicare indirect medical education adjustment for capital costs in the inpatient prospective payment system beginning this October. "The IME adjustment in the capital IPPS is an essential component of the revenue stream that enables teaching hospitals to serve their communities and the nation   more

Seniors Computer College Part 2 to be Held at Nashville Education Center
CENTRALIA, Ill., Oct. 30 -- Kaskaskia College issued the following news release: The Kaskaskia College Community Education Office will hold the Seniors Computer College Part 2 in November at the Nashville Education Center. There are five sessions offered of this class with all sessions being held every Tuesday and Thursday beginning November 25 and ending December 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This hands-on computer course gives computer users the opportunity to build on the learning experi  more

SERVE ILLINOIS WEBSITE AS LINK TO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 29 -- The Illinois Department of Human Services issued the following news release: The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today unveiled the Serve Illinois website - www.Serve.Illinois.gov - a valuable new resource for volunteer opportunities statewide. The new website will serve as a primary resource for Illinoisans who are seeking information about volunteer agencies, trainings, nonprofit resources and national service programs including AmeriCorps. "Wit  more

SERVICES SET FOR FORMER WIU REGISTRAR
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 20 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Services have been set for Duane Beck, 85, of Macomb, who served as the Western Illinois University Registrar from 1969 to 1979 and assistant dean of admissions and records from 1979 until his retirement in 1983. Beck died Aug. 18 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. today (Aug. 20) at St. Paul Catholic Church (309 N. Jackson St.) in Macomb, with a wake service   more

SESSIONS PRESENTS GRANT TO UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA, KILBY SCHOOL
FLORENCE, Ala., May 28 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: This afternoon at Kilby Laboratory School, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) presented a check of $124,582.50 as a grant to help fund additional programs at the school. The grant will provide revenue to extend the current school purpose from a model for preservice teachers to a model of research-based practices for both preservice and inservice teachers, according to Dr. Mary Maschal, director of the Kilby S  more

SEVEN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS EARN OVER $1 MILLION IN PERFORMANCE BONUSES
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 23 -- District of Columbia Public Schools issued the following news release: Today, the faculty and staff at seven District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) received over $1 million in performance bonuses for posting dramatic gains in student achievement. Newly created by the Fenty Administration in 2007, the Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) award is an initiative designed to honor schools that raise student scores on district assessments by at least 20 percen  more

SEVEN FACULTY COMPLETE DOCTORAL WORK
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 21 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Congratulations to the following faculty members: Mark Carroll, Ed. D., Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University. Dissertation: "Physical Therapists' Perception of Risk of Violating Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy and/or Their Personal Moral and Ethical Values When Failing to Provide Treatment for an Uninsured or Underinsured Patient." Christine Denecker, Ph.D., Philosop  more

SEVENTEEN UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON PROFESSORS RECEIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 11 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Seventeen University of Mary Washington professors recently were recognized for making significant contributions or bringing honor to the university. Presented at the end of each calendar year, these awards are part of a UMW initiative to recognize outstanding faculty and are presented in addition to the previously established faculty awards at graduation and the opening faculty meeting in the fa  more

SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AUTHOR TO SPEAK ON WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-MACOMB CAMPUS APRIL 1-3
MACOMB, Ill., March 28 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Todd Denny, author of the book "Unexpected Allies: Men Who Stop Rape," will be on the WIU-Macomb campus for a three-day speaking engagement Tuesday-Thursday, April 1-3, culminating in the keynote address for Take Back the Campus (TBTC) at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 on Vince Grady Field. He also will sign copies of his book. Denny, whose book was published in 2007, has conducted more than  more

SHAH NAMED NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY PROVOST
NORFOLK, Va., June 4 -- Norfolk State University issued the following news release: Y.T. Shah has been named provost of Norfolk State University, effective July 1. Shah will be second-in-command to the president and serve as the chief academic officer and senior vice president for the institution. Shah comes to Norfolk State with more than 35 years of higher education experience and more than 10 years of experience as a university-wide senior administrator. As provost, Shah will manage th  more

SHARON EVANS NAMED COFAC INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 5 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Sharon Evans, broadcasting department chair at Western Illinois University, has added the duties and title of interim associate dean in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC), effective Aug. 1, according to COFAC Dean Paul Kreider. Evans will serve as interim associate dean through June 30, 2009. A national search will begin this fall to fill the position that was held by Ken Hawkinson, who b  more

SHINBERGER NAMED UNIVERSITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 11 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Darcie Shinberger has been named director of University Relations at Western Illinois University, effective Feb. 15, according to Dan Hendricks, vice president for advancement and public services. Shinberger, a member of Western Illinois' University Relations staff since March 1994, was named assistant director of University Relations in March 2007. She has served as interim director since Nov. 19, 2007  more

SIBLEY NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
MACOMB, Ill., June 11 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: William (Bill) Sibley, University Libraries nursery worker, has been named the Western Illinois University June Civil Service Employee of the Month. According to Sibley's nominator, "Bill is always eager to help others and is constantly trying to better his knowledge. The plants in the library are almost always mentioned by job candidates, as well as visiting students and families. He will always stop a  more

SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum Celebrates 'Innovation Incubators'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Software & Information Industry Association issued the following news release: Innovation and growth of new education technologies, particularly those represented during the acclaimed Innovation Incubator presentations, will play a pivotal role in the 8th annual Ed Tech Business Forum, sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) on December 1st and 2nd in New York City. SIIA's recently-selected 2008 Innovation Incubator participants repres  more

SILENT WINGS MUSEUM HOSTS VETERANS DAY ON NOV. 11
LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct. 28 -- The city of Lubbock issued the following press release: The Silent Wings Museum will honor our country's veterans on Veterans Day November 11, 2008. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. All visitors will be welcomed with free admission to the museum and activities throughout the day. The opening ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. and include a speech from the Honorable Mayor Tom Martin. From 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. will be an evening reception featuring World War II e  more

SIMKINS LECTURE TO ADDRESS JUSTICE IN WARFARE
FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 30 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: "Christianity, Pacifism, and Principles of Justice in Warfare" will be the topic of the Simkins Lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 6 in the auditorium of Hull Education Center at Longwood University. The lecture will be presented by Dr. John S. Mebane, director of the Honors Program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and is free and open to the public. Mebane is a Vietnam combat veteran and the au  more

SIX DISTINGUISHED HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY ALUMNI NAMED
LAS VEGAS, N.M., Oct. 28 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: The Highlands University Alumni Association named six distinguished alumni for induction in 2008 at an alumni banquet Oct. 24 during homecoming week. "As alumni you are the success stories of our institution," said Highlands University President Jim Fries. Jim Mandarino, the university's alumni affairs director said: "For more than 20 years, the Highlands Alumni Association has named distinguis  more

SIXTY-EIGHT GRADUATE FROM GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Jan. 14 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: Glenville State College has awarded diplomas to sixty-eight students who graduated in December. The graduates represent twenty-three counties in West Virginia and four other states: Tennessee, Washington, Ohio, and North Carolina. Six residents of Braxton County are December graduates. Rebecca Alice Mar of Gassaway received a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree. Melissa Arlene McCumbers of Frametown graduat  more

SKYTEACH HAS SUPPORT OF WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, AREA SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 16 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University is ready to take the preparation of math and science teachers to the next level with SKyTeach. "We are the largest producer of teachers among the state universities in Kentucky and we are committed to continuing to ensure that the quality of this preparation is at the highest levels," Provost Barbara Burch said. "We also are serious about our responsibility to be succes  more

Soccer Is Always In Season, Especially In Stores
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: While professional soccer in the United States has a designated season, the sport is being played every month of the year throughout many parts of the country. That's great news for retail outlets which sell soccer jerseys, shorts, socks, shin pads, cleats, balls, goals, goalie gloves, and other accessories. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), there are more  more

SOCIAL WORK PROFESSOR TO GIVE SANKOFA LECTURE AT LONGWOOD
FARMVILLE, Va., Feb. 25 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Dr. Lynn Nybell, professor of social work at Eastern Michigan University, will speak Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University's Orr Auditorium (Hull 132) on "Reaching Back, Looking Forward: Constructing Childhood and Youth in the 21st Century." Dr. Nybell's teaching and research interests include the social construction of childhood in social work policy and practice; the changing nature of socia  more

SOFTWARE COMPANY DONATES PROGRAMS TO COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
MACOMB, Ill., Nov. 26 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's teacher education students will have the opportunity to learn new education-related programs thanks to a donation from a software company. Inspiration Software recently provided a donation of its software, valued at more than $18,000, to Western's program. The software will be installed in Horrabin Hall computer labs, in electronic classrooms and will be provided to teacher  more

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND EMPLOYERS INVITED TO OCT. 30 MEETING IN WARWICK, R.I., TO LEARN ABOUT ELITE PROGRAM TO REDUCE INJURIES, ENHANCE WORKPLACE SAFETY
WARWICK, R.I., Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: Employers from Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts are invited to attend a free Oct. 30 meeting in Warwick to learn about the prestigious Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). VPP is an elite, merit-based program that recognizes worksites where employers and empl  more

SPRING 2008 COLLEGE SCHOLARS, CONVOCATION SPEAKER NAMED; DEPARTMENTAL, HONORS SCHOLARS
MACOMB, Ill., May 5 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Seven students participating in Western Illinois University's Spring 2008 Commencement Weekend Ceremonies May 9-10 in Macomb and May 11 at the i wireless Center (formerly The MARK of the Quad Cities) in Moline have received the highest recognition from their college faculty for their overall academic excellence by being named a Cecile A. Christison Sterrett College Scholar and the Academic Honors Convocation  more

SPRING 2008 ENROLLMENT
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 31 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: While Western Illinois University's Spring 2008 total enrollment was slightly lower than last year's final headcount, the WIU-Quad Cities campus saw a 6.4 percent increase this spring. The Quad Cities campus Spring 2008 enrollment is 1,236, up 74 students from Spring 2007. Western's total Spring 2008 enrollment is 12,347 students, down from 12,564. Macomb campus enrollment in Spring 2008 totals 10,287,   more

SPRING RESEARCH FORUM SCHEDULED ON APRIL 10
FINDLAY, Ohio, April 8 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay's traditional physical therapy (PT) class of 2008, along with several athletic training students, will host a Spring Research Forum at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Alumni Memorial Union. Student poster presentations begin at 4 p.m. in the multipurpose room. At 5 p.m. is a keynote presentation by Pamela Reynolds, PT, Ed.D., titled "Connecting Community to Interprofessional Health  more

SRC And Career System To Host 10th Grade Career Day
CANTON, Ill., Oct. 30 -- Spoon River College issued the following news release: Spoon River College is teaming up with Western Area Career System (WACS) to host a 10th Grade career day for nearly 450 area sophomores. The event will be held on the Spoon River College Canton campus on Tuesday, November 25, 2008. Students are surveyed by career cluster area of interest. They will then have an opportunity to hear presentations on their top two choices. The career cluster areas are: Agriculture  more

STATE APPROVES STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY CHARTER SCHOOL
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Jan. 18 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: The Texas State Board of Education today unanimously approved an application by Stephen F. Austin State University to open a university charter school during the 2008-09 school year. In December, SFA's James I. Perkins College of Education submitted a letter of intent to the Texas Education Agency to open a university charter school. The completed application was forwarded to the state agen  more

STATE COMPTROLLER DINAPOLI: NEW YORK CHILDHOOD OBESITY CRISIS FUELS ESTIMATED $242 MILLION IN HEALTHCARE COSTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The New York State Comptroller issued the following news release: The obesity crisis in New York is affecting 1.1 million young people and costs the state $242 million in public and private medical expenses, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. "Childhood obesity is a health care issue, but it's also a dollars and cents issue," DiNapoli said. "This crisis translates into more serious health problems, and those problems lead t  more

STATE REP. BENNINGHOFF WILL BE ON PENN STATE CAMPUS TO MEET, OFFER HELP TO STUDENTS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Kerry A. Benninghoff, R-Bellefonte, (171st District) issued the following news release: Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) will be on the Penn State campus on Thursday to meet with students, answer questions and offer assistance with state government-related programs and services. "I am committed to serving all of the people in the 171st Legislative District and that includes our college students," Benninghoff said. "With hectic c  more

STATE REP. EACHUS PRESENTS $95,000 IN GRANTS TO GREATER HAZLETON AREA
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Todd A. Eachus, D-Luzerne (116th District), issued the following news release: State Rep. Todd Eachus, D-Luzerne, presented nearly $100,000 in state grants to area municipalities and organizations to help fund a variety of projects ranging from repairs to youth sports facilities to a new municipal building for Freeland Borough. "These projects are vital to organizations that are dedicated to making a better Luzerne County," Eachus said. "  more

STATE REP. OLSON DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 22 -- Minnesota State Rep. Mark Olson, DFL-District 16B, issued the following news release: Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2008 session is underway as of Tuesday February 12. Over 300 bills were introduced on the first day of session and day two took the legislature to St. Cloud for the Governor's State of the State address In his State of the State address, along with renewable energy, health care and education reforms Governor Pawlenty made it quite clear that  more

STATE REP. OLSON DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1 -- Minnesota State Rep. Mark Olson, DFL-District 16B, issued the following news release: Dear Friends and Neighbors, The following are just a few highlights covering the period since March 13th. Last Friday marked the final committee deadline with just 25 legislative days remaining in the last regular session of this biennium. There have been several controversial committee votes as the committee process came to an end. First, in the House Local Government  more

STATE REP. OLSON DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 7 -- Minnesota State Rep. Mark Olson, DFL-District 16B, issued the following news release: Dear Friends and Neighbors, The following are just a few highlights covering the period since April 1st. On an average year, the constitutional deadline that would face lawmakers would be the third Monday in May. This year a different constitutional deadline faces us. The house can meet no more than 120 days in a biennium. After today that leaves us with just 20 meetings l  more

STATE REP. OLSON DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 7 -- Minnesota State Rep. Mark Olson, DFL-District 16B, issued the following news release: Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thank you for your continued attentiveness to our legislative process. The following is an update on some of the recent legislative activities. It had to be an act of God that provided some good fruit to help restore our republic that we daily pledge allegiance to. Last weeks focused efforts brought educational reform back to the legislature. It's  more

STATE REP. SMITH DISCUSSES CAPITOL UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 22 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors, Numerous bills were voted on and passed off the House Floor this past week. In fact more than 40 bills passed over the course of two days. This is a fairly large number for the House of Representatives, which is known for its lengthy debates. Often verging on "recreational debate" on the notion that "everything has been said...but not everybody has said it".   more

STATE REP. SMITH DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 19 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors- This past week the Legislature convened. The second year of the biennium has traditionally been a bonding year. That means the main piece of legislation the legislature traditionally passes is a bonding bill, which is typically used to make infrastructure improvements around the state. Roads, bridges, buildings, brick and mortar. The start of the session als  more

STATE REP. SMITH DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 8 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors, Forcing the state legislative DFL majorities to live in the real world of reduced spending and accountability to the people, the governor has used his line-item veto power this week to trim down and cut the state's bonding bill. Despite repeated warnings, the conference committee on the bonding bill reported back this week with their compromise bill. There was n  more

STATE REP. WILLIAMS LAUNCHES HIV AND AIDS EDUCATION COMMISSION
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 6 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Jewell Williams, D-Philadelphia (197th District), issued the following news release: State Rep. Jewell Williams, D-Phila., has established a HIV and AIDS Education Commission that will coordinate programs, conferences and seminars within his legislative district. Williams said he created the commission to address the continued prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDS within Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the United States. He e  more

STATE SCHOOLS CHIEF JACK O'CONNELL CELEBRATES ACCLAIMED WORK OF SACRAMENTO AUTHOR, NOTES CALIFORNIA WRITERS WEEK
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 15 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today recognized Sacramento native Kiyo Sato, who at the age of 85 wrote her first book, Dandelion through the Crack: the Sato Family Quest for the American Dream, a poignant memoir of her family's history, and winner of the prestigious 2008 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing (Nonfiction). "I am proud of Kiyo Sato's  more

STATE SCHOOLS CHIEF JACK O'CONNELL CONGRATULATES GOVERNOR'S APPOINTEES TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE GOVERNING BOARD, UC REGENTS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 24 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today congratulated Hadi Makarechian on his appointment to the UC Board of Regents and Scott Himelstein on his appointment to the California Community College System Board of Governors. Both were appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger. "Scott Himelstein has a long and proven track record of exemplary service on behalf of students i  more

STATE SENATOR TO SPEAK AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATION
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Dec. 10 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) will deliver the commencement address at the Stephen F. Austin State University graduation ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at William R. Johnson Coliseum. Representing the 21st Senatorial District since 1987, Zaffirini is the second highest-ranking state senator and the highest-ranking woman and Hispanic in the Senate. In 2007 Lt. Gov. David Dew  more

STATE'S AVERAGE API SCORE INCREASES 27 POINTS; SCORES FOR EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL IN OKLAHOMA PRESENTED TO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 30 -- The Oklahoma Department of Education issued the following news release: Academic Performance Index (API) scores for 2008 for every public school and district in Oklahoma were presented to the State Board of Education at its regular monthly meeting today in Oklahoma City. The Board also learned the state's average API score for 2008 is 1279 - up 27 points from the state's average API score in 2007. API scores range from 0 to 1500 and are calculated using seven f  more

Statement On The GDP Number
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 30 -- The presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., issued the following news release: Today, Doug Holtz-Eakin, McCain-Palin 2008 Senior Policy Adviser, issued the following statement on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) number: "Today's announcement that third quarter GDP fell at a 0.3 percent rate confirms what Americans already knew: the economy is shrinking. Barack Obama would accelerate this dangerous course. According to the independent Center for Data   more

STAUNCHING UNCONTROLLED SPREAD OF ILLICIT WEAPONS IS THRUST OF 1 OF 20 DRAFTS APPROVED IN FIRST COMMITTEE, AS VOTING CONTINUES ON BROAD RANGE OF MEASURES
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 29 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: The uncontrolled spread of illicit weapons in many of the world's regions triggered humanitarian and socio-economic crises, posed a serious threat to peace, security and sustainable development and required the international community's concerted effort and commitment to halt that deadly trend, according to 1 of 20 draft texts approved today by the Disarmament Committee. Approved by an overwhelming majority o  more

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES CAREER CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Jan. 18 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Girls in sixth through eighth grades can investigate careers ranging from nursing to crime solving at the Feb. 23 "Expanding Your Horizons in Mathematics and Science" conference at Stephen F. Austin State University. The annual conference exposes young girls to an array of career opportunities through hands-on workshops led by local professional women. "Expanding Your Horizons" is hosted by  more

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT FEATURES PIANIST ANDREW PARR
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Nov. 7 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Pianist Andrew Parr, professor of music at Stephen F. Austin State University, will perform Frédéric Chopin's "Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor" during the SFA Chamber Orchestra's concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Cole Concert Hall. Gene H. Moon, the orchestra's director, said he is looking forward to conducting the work. "As a pianist myself, I have always loved Chopin's piano conce  more

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY TO BE HONORED AT GALA
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Nov. 21 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Three faculty members will be honored for outstanding achievement at the Stephen F. Austin State University Foundation's 19th annual gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at The Fredonia Hotel & Convention Center. Dr. Norman L. Markworth, Regents Professor of astronomy, is the recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching. Dr. Stephen Lias, associate professor of music, and Dr. Stephen  more

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY OFFICIALLY UNVEILS NEW NAME OF THE JAMES I. PERKINS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Jan. 29 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Stephen F. Austin State University officially unveiled the new name of the James I. Perkins College of Education during a luncheon Tuesday on campus. The College was recently renamed for Citizens 1st Bank President and Chairman of the Board James I. Perkins, who spoke to the crowd of about 400 at the event. Perkins is a former member and chair of the SFA Board of Regents and a longtime support  more

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF HUMAN SCIENCES RECEIVES 10-YEAR REACCREDITATION
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Jan. 2 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: The School of Human Sciences in Stephen F. Austin State University's James I. Perkins College of Education was recently awarded a 10-year reaccreditation from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. This accreditation is granted to programs that strengthen family and consumer sciences education and ensure the quality of education offered in programs within the school. SF  more

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY TO PRESENT MONTEREY JAZZ
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Jan. 16 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Jazz leaders of the past, present and future will perform at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 31, when the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts presents the Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour as part of the 2007-2008 University Series. The anniversary band brings together three generations of jazz masters: Terence Blanchard on trumpet, James  more

STORM EYE INSTITUTE NAMES THREE ENDOWED CHAIRS
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 26 -- The Medical University of South Carolina issued the following news release: The Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has appointed Craig E. Crosson, Ph. D., Gene R. Howard, M.D., M.P.H., and Kerry D. Solomon, M.D., to endowed chairs in ophthalmology. Solomon, a professor of ophthalmology and member of the MUSC faculty since 1993, has been appointed to the Arturo and Holly Melosi chair in Ophthalmology. He serves as medical dire  more

STUDENT EMPLOYEE, SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR
MACOMB, Ill., May 12 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Carrie Beam, a junior special education major from Cuba (IL), has been named Student Employee of the Year at Western Illinois University. Beam, a student worker in the Administrative Information Management Systems Office (AIMS), was recently recognized at a luncheon sponsored by the Vice President for Student Services. Beam worked as a digital computer operator assistant in AIMS. "Carrie learned many   more

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO INVOLVED CITIZENS
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 11 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Students at the University of Louisville want their state legislators to hear their concerns. Under leadership from the Student Government Association, many are writing to their legislators. A few are taking to the hallways of Frankfort as trained lobbyists. Listen up Legislators About 100 students turned out Jan. 10 for SGA's first Listen up Legislators letter-writing session of the semester. The  more

STUDENT ORGANIZATION FOR VETERANS STARTED AT LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
FARMVILLE, Va., Oct. 22 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: A Longwood University student organization for veterans has been launched by a student who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Marines. Greg Serwo started Longwood Student Veterans to help smooth the transition from soldier to student life. The organization, according to its mission statement, "coordinates campus activities, advocates for student veterans' concerns regarding policy, promotes pre-professio  more

STUDENT PICKS UP FIRST PLACE AT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
RADFORD, Va., Oct. 14 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Competing against representatives from more than 100 national research and regional comprehensive universities at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in Georgia, an event considered the pinnacle of experience for business students nationwide, Radford University student Andrew Pierce came out on top. Pierce, a senior marketing and economics major from Dublin and treasurer of the RU PBL chapte  more

STUDENT PRODUCTION IN APPLE INSOMNIA FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 6 -- Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Cecil B. DeMille would be proud. Zane Productions, a team of five student filmmakers, including two from Old Dominion University, has submitted its film, "Dreams of Kindness" to the Apple Insomnia Film Festival. The festival is an open, online movie-making competition sponsored by Apple Computers. The competition invites high school and college students to submit films, up to three minutes long, to be rated by  more

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP REGIONAL SHOWCASE TO BE HELD NOV. 15
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 9 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: Morehead State University will host the Student Technology Leadership Program's Regional Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 15. The showcase, sponsored by MSU's College of Education and College of Science and Technology, will run from 10 a.m. until noon in the Crager Room of the Adron Doran University Center. Members of the community are invited to attend. More than 500 students will come to the campus to demo  more

STUDENTS COME TO GSC FOR HIGH ADVENTURE
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Nov. 27 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: Colleges and universities across America are continually looking for ways to attract students in the highly-competitive market of higher education. Although academics continue to be the number one consideration, gone are the days when academics were the sole consideration in choosing a school. In today's world, a wide variety of factors can determine where a student chooses to further his or her education.  more

STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO FILE EARLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
MURRAY, Ky., March 12 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Murray State University's office of student financial aid wants to remind all students who are planning to attend Murray State during the 2008-09 academic term to get their financial aid applications turned in by the April 1 priority filing date. Money is available and filing by the priority date is a definite advantage. According to findings gathered by the American Council on Education, many students are   more

STUDENTS HELP SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES FOCUS ON WELLNESS
MUNCIE, Ind., June 19 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Athletes competing in the Special Olympics will have the opportunity to lead more healthful lives overall, thanks to Ball State University's College of Applied Sciences and Technology. When the Special Olympics staff needed help with the Healthy Athletes initiative, they called Carol Friesen, associate professor of nutrition, to help spearhead the effort. Healthy Athletes is a national program intended to   more

STUDENTS TO PRESENT ON RACE AND ETHNICITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 24 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Six Western Illinois University students will deliver presentations on the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 in the University Union Lamoine Room. The students were sponsored by Western's Black Student Association (BSA) to attend the national conference, which dealt with issues of race and ethnicity in higher education. The Universit  more

STUDENTS, FACULTY SUBMIT RESEARCH POSTERS
MOREHEAD, Ky., Dec. 18 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: Forty-four undergraduate students and 26 faculty members at Morehead State University submitted work describing the research projects they had conducted in the past year for the annual Posters-at-the-Capitol. Sponsored annually by the state supported universities of the Commonwealth, Posters-at-the Capitol showcases research efforts by undergraduate students for the legislators and public officials of th  more

STUDENTS, INDUSTRY TO BENEFIT FROM NEW TECH EDUCATION CENTER AT SPEED SCHOOL
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 13 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: The Haas Technical Education Center at Uofl will allow engineering students to learn about the equipment they will use in the workplace. By Kevin Rayburn California-based Haas Automation is partnering with the Rapid Prototyping Center at the University of Louisville's Speed School of Engineering to give faculty, students and industry access to current technology. The new regional Haas Technical Edu  more

STUDY DISCOVERS GAPS IN PEDIATRICIANS' PROFESSIONAL VALUES TEACHING, RESEARCH RANK LOWER AS CAREER CHOICES FOR FUTURE PROFESSIONALS
CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 6 -- The Medical University of South Carolina issued the following news release: A study from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) published in the November 2007 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics demonstrated that in relation to other professional values, future pediatricians underestimate the importance of teaching and research in their careers. For the nation's families, that could mean fewer pediatric specialists to care for children and researchers to ma  more

STUDY FINDS MORE EMERGENCY TRAINING, DEFIBRILLATORS NEEDED AT POOLS
MUNCIE, Ind., May 22 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Lifeguards, managers and other staff at the nation's aquatic facilities should be trained to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to reduce heart attack fatalities - the top cause of death at swimming pools, lakes and beaches, suggests a recently published study from Ball State University. An analysis of serious injuries at 144 aquatic facilities at colleges and universities around the country found i  more

SU's Newhouse School To Host Fair Trial/Free Press Conference November
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- Syracuse University issued the following press release: Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will host the New York State Fair Trial/Free Press Conference, "Sex, Money and the Press: Fair Trials in the Age of New Media," on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 7:30--9 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU pay lots. An expert panel moderated by the Hon. Albert M.  more

SU, Rockapella Set The Stage For Family Weekend 2008
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- Syracuse University issued the following press release: As many as 4,000 family members from around the country are getting ready to come to Syracuse University to visit their students during Family Weekend 2008 -- and more than a few might be packing Halloween costumes, Rockapella tickets or SU football fan gear as they prepare for the wide range of activities being offered Oct. 31-Nov. 2. With dozens of academic, social, athletic and cultural opportunities on the   more

SUCSS MERIT BOARD AUG. 20; WIU TO PARTICIPATE VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 13 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS) Merit Board will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the State Universities Civil Service System office in Urbana, IL and via videoconference at two off-site locations, including Western Illinois University. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the President's Conference Room, second floor, Sherman Hall, on the WIU-Macomb campus.   more

SUCSS MERIT BOARD SET FOR MAY 21; WIU TO PARTICIPATE VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE
MACOMB, Ill., May 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS) Merit Board will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21 at the State Universities Civil Service System office in Urbana, IL and via videoconference at two off-site locations, including Western Illinois University. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in Horrabin Hall 60 on the WIU-Macomb campus. The purpose of the SUCSS Merit Board is to ca  more

SUFFOLK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that Glenda Rodriguez of Patchogue, a senior at Patchogue-Medford High School, has received a Merit Scholarship to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters acade  more

SUMMER ARTS ACADEMY OFFERED AT COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY'
CONWAY, S.C., April 18 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Coastal Carolina University's 2008 Summer Arts Academy will be held during June for middle and high school students interested in intensive study in music, visual arts or performing arts. The fees for the programs range from $425 to $825 and include room and board, and the cost of all activities. Students who participate in the Summer Arts Academy will live in campus residence halls during the chosen   more

SUMMER BIOENGINEERING CAMP CHALLENGES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 14 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: The engineering field is home to many specialties and disciplines. And now bioengineering, a new division, is breaking ground in Wichita State University's engineering department. Charity Kennedy, assistant director of engineering education, is the creator of "Body Works: The Body as a Machine," a bioengineering camp that promotes the new program to high school students. "Bioengineering is really cool  more

SUMMER CAMP GETS YOUNG GIRLS INVOLVED IN ENGINEERING
WICHITA, Kan., July 8 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: How do you get young girls interested in science, technology or engineering? One approach is to hold a summer camp, teach them about engineering and motivate them to see it as a future career. The Science, Technology and Engineering Professionals (STEP) held a camp June 9-13 for girls in grades 4-6. The camp was hosted by Wichita State's College of Engineering and Division of Continuing Education. E  more

SUMMER EXPERIENCE 2008
MACOMB, Ill., July 17 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: If critics rated Western Illinois University's annual College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) Summer Experience, they would give the program four stars. The 2008 conference, with the theme "Hooray for Hollywood," will be held Wednesday-Thursday, July 23-24 at the WIU-Macomb campus, and then the Summer Experience will go on the road to Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire (IL) July 30-3  more

SUMMER JOB PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE FINANCIAL LITERACY LESSONS
BOSTON, Aug. 13 -- The city of Boston issued the following press release: Teen participants in Mayor Thomas M. Menino's summer jobs initiative will receive a final lesson after a summer filled with new experiences and opportunities to build skills while employed with businesses across the city. Every teen concluding their summer job through the Youth Fund will receive "Money Talk$," a brochure produced by the Office of Consumer Affairs & Licensing, intended to serve as a consumer guide for Bo  more

SUMMER LIFELONG LEARNING AT COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
CONWAY, S.C., May 1 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University is offering 40 different informative and entertaining summer courses and workshops in June and July. Designed as "learning for the joy of it," the courses afford opportunities for adults to explore areas of interest during the day and evening hours at several locations. Computer courses for beginners and beyond are offered at University  more

SUPERINTENDENT BERGESON ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING NEW TITLE I REGULATIONS ISSUED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 30 -- The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following news release: Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education issued more than 440 pages of new Title I regulations that will make the federal "No Child Left Behind" law even more difficult to implement here in Washington and throughout the country. I have been a strong, consistent supporter of school accountability. But as I have noted many times in the past, accountabilit  more

SUPPORTIVE LEADERSHIP, LESS PAPERWORK ARE FACTORS TO ENTICE TEACHERS BACK TO CLASSROOM
ROCK HILL, S.C., Oct. 30 -- The South Carolina Department of Education issued the following news release: Certified teachers not currently working in the Palmetto State identified supportive school leadership and less paperwork as among the factors that would entice them to return to the classroom, according to a survey conducted by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement[1] (CERRA) in conjunction with the South Carolina Department of Education. There are more than 2  more

Survey Shows--Veterinarians Really Like Their Jobs And Are A Pretty Happy Bunch
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 29 -- The American Veterinary Medical Association issued the following news release: There is no way of knowing how many little boys and girls dream of growing up to be veterinarians...but it's a whole lot. A recent survey of the profession shows that kids have got it right, veterinarians love their jobs. The 2007 Member Needs Assessment, conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), surveyed members regarding job satisfaction and happiness. That d  more

SWEDEN RECOGNIZES BALL STATE PROFESSOR FOR ASSISTING ONE OF ITS UNIVERSITIES
MUNCIE, Ind., June 9 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State University anthropology professor James M. Nyce was recently honored by Sweden for assisting one of that country's institutions of higher education make the challenging transition from college to fully accredited university. Nyce received a medal from government officials after the Swedish National Defence College became the country's newest university. Established in 1818 to train personnel for Sweden  more

SWING WITH THE BAND
LAS VEGAS, April 11 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Lively numbers by Chuck Mangione, Duke Ellington, Dean Sorenson and Dizzy Gillespe will ring Ilfeld Auditorium during the Swing and Latin pulse of the New Mexico Highlands University Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble in a concert on April 18 at 7:00 p.m. Featured pieces include Fly Me to the Moon, Caravan and Birdland. This semester's concert and jazz band includes students who major and minor in music perf  more

TAIWAN: PRESIDENT MA ATTENDS OPENING OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WOMAN SCIENTISTS
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 27 -- The office of the President of Taiwan issued the following news release: President Ma Ying-jeou on the morning of October 27 was invited to attend and deliver remarks at the opening of the International Conference on Woman Scientists. The president, on behalf of the government and people of the ROC, extended a warm welcome to the woman scientists who have come to Taiwan to participate in the conference, and he also expressed his best wishes for a successful meeting.  more

TAKE BACK NIGHT RALLY AND MARCH OCT. 9
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 2 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Western Illinois University Women's Center and the Western Illinois Regional Council-Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA) Victim Services, along with numerous campus and community offices and organizations, will hold the 19th annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march and rally Thursday, Oct. 9. According to Heather McCoy, Women's Center graduate assistant and  more

TANNER HALL RESIDENT ASSISTANTS RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 21 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: When a few of Western Illinois University's Tanner Hall resident assistants were looking for a new way to promote diversity, they wanted to come up with a creative way to get the point across to their residents. Their creativity led to the "Lifesize Game of Life" to give Tanner residents a glimpse of what members of a specific community faces in terms of discrimination and misunderstanding. In recogniti  more

TAX HEAVY DEFICIT REDUCTION BILL IS LIKELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 4 -- Minnesota State Rep. Randy Demmer, R-District 29A, issued the following news release: Recently, the Minnesota House approved what was described as a supplemental budget bill designed to eliminate our $935 million budget deficit. The proposal was unique in the fact that it combined every area of state government that receives funding - education, health, jobs, and higher education to name a few - into one 372 page bill that was also loaded with policy provisions. Th  more

Tea small holders rue declining prices
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- The tea small holders in the Kalutara district are facing hardships due to the price of raw leaves declining. Statistically, 38,000 families in the district depend on tea smallholdings. The tea small holders point out that the price per kilo of raw leaves has gone down from Rs.55 to 25 and that they are running at a loss. The tea small holders in several areas of the district have given up plucking that resulted in the closure of many tea factories. A tea smallholder of W  more

TEACHER OF YEAR TO SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM
FINDLAY, Ohio, April 3 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay's College of Education welcomes alumna Deb Wickerham, a fifth-grade teacher at Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School and an adjunct professor at UF, as a featured speaker during the second annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Alumni Memorial Union. Wickerham is an inclusion teacher who works with students with hearing impairments and w  more

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION EXHIBIT AWARDS
MACOMB, Ill., May 6 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Area students and schools were recognized for outstanding projects submitted into competition at the 51st annual Technology Education Exhibit sponsored by the Western Illinois University engineering technology department. More than 530 projects from students in 11 schools representing 19 instructors were exhibited. Schools receiving the highest accumulated point totals across four levels received sweepsta  more

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY ISSUES CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING 2007-08 COUNTY AVAILABLE FUND DISTRIBUTION
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 30 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following correspondence: Subject: 2007-08 County Available Fund Distribution To the Administrator Addressed: The 2007-08 average daily attendance (ADA) figures for the districts in your county, for your use in distributing county available funds, are available on the Texas Education Agency's School Finance website. You may access the current and prior county-level ADA reports at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/school.finance/in  more

THE ATTRACTION TO BEAUTY
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 30 -- A moral person who wants to change the world for the better must allow certain forces to shape his sense of purpose. One of those forces is the attraction to beauty. I can have a great deal of purpose but will not be able to achieve it only by my pushing. Forces should pull me: of attraction; and the greater attraction is the attraction to beauty. Beauty manifests itself in arts, in music, in crafts, attraction to the beauty of nature, appreciation for the beauty of  more

THEATRE ARTS TO PRESENT 'TITUS ANDRONICUS'
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 26 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: The University of Louisville Department of Theatre Arts will present "Titus Andronicus," William Shakespeare's tragic, bloody story of revenge. Dennis Krausnick, noted director of training with Shakespeare & Company in Lennox, Mass., one of the largest theatre-in-education programs in the northeast, will direct. The company is noted for finding resonance of Shakespeare's truths in today's world. "I f  more

THEATRE PROFESSIONALS HOSTING WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAM
FLORENCE, Ala., June 12 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama Summer Theatre Program is set to feature several professional actors, directors and managers in a series of workshops, seminars and classes next month. Featured talent includes Emmy Award-winning actress Vicki Lawrence, national casting director Mike Lemon, music director and conductor Nathan Perry, recent UNA theater professor Angela Green, actress Emily McNamara, acto  more

TIME TO FIX BUDGET DEFICIT
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 24 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-District 2A, issued the following news release: Minnesota is facing a one billion dollar budget deficit and the state constitution requires us to have a balanced budget at the end of the two-year budget cycle on June 30, 2009. The governor has proposed we do this through cuts to nursing homes and other long term care, cuts to our colleges and universities, payment shifts to schools that are in debt, and with one time money from   more

TOP SCHOLARS TO BE HONORED AT COMMENCEMENT
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 28 --Old Dominion University issued the following news release: Six Old Dominion University graduates are scheduled for recognition as outstanding scholars during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The Outstanding Scholar Awards, presented by the Alumni Association, are given to the student with the highest grade point average in each college. The top scholars and their inspirational faculty are: Arts and Letters-Mon  more

TOP TEEN RISK: CRASHES
WICHITA, Kan., Jun 11 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: Although Kansas teens practice safe driving techniques such as using their cell phones less and wearing their seat belts, car accidents remain the leading cause of death and injury among teens in the state, according to a survey released Tuesday. The survey was released by the Kansas Teen Driver Research and Education Project, an effort of several local organizations, including AAA Kansas and the Elliott   more

TRI-STATE GROUP LAUNCHES WORKFORCE INITIATIVE IN RESPONSE TO BASE REALIGNMENT, CLOSURE DECISIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services issued the following news release: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Collaborative, known as MARC, has launched an ambitious workforce development program aimed at responding to issues resulting from buildups or cutbacks at military installations in the region. The initiative kicked off with a luncheon at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC on October 23, 2008. MARC will attempt to craft regional solutions to op  more

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO HOSTING OAS SEMINAR ON FUTURE OF TEACHER EDUCATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The Organization of American States issued the following press release: Trinidad and Tobago is playing host this week to an Organization of American States (OAS) seminar on teacher education for the 21st century. The conference, which will be held in La Romain October 29-31, brings together early childhood education officials from the 34 OAS Member States to examine the status of the teacher training in the region. The seminar participants will also discuss the press  more

TRUSTEES APPROVE NEW HEALTH INSURANCE RATES AND BENEFICENCE PLEDGE
MUNCIE, Ind., March 21 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Though rising health care costs across the nation are driving increases of up to 7 percent in some "traditional" medical insurance premiums at Ball State, the vast majority of participating employees will experience only 3 percent increases next year. And a small proportion - those using one of two high deductible options - actually will see modest reductions in annual premiums. The Ball State Board of Trust  more

TRUSTEES WELCOME NEW MEMBERS, SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION AT SEPTEMBER MEETING
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 11 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: In his last meeting as chair of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, Chester Porter shared his support of university administration on issues related to the College of Education and Human Development and the ongoing federal investigation. Porter read a statement to the trustees at the Sept. 11 meeting that President James Ramsey and Provost Shirley Willihnganz proactively called in the U.S.   more

TSEA Names New Director of Marketing, Membership
NEW YORK, Oct. 28 -- The Meetings Industry Megasite issued the following news release: The Chicago-based Trade Show Exhibitors Association has chosen David Brull as its new director of marketing and membership, effective earlier this month. "Dave has found a home with TSEA and, to quote one of our members, 'He's a keeper,'" TSEA President and CEO Margit Weisgal said in a statement. "We're reinventing TSEA and Dave's energy and warmth endear him to our constituency and he's helping define o  more

TSM PATTERN OF DISTINCTION PROGRAM FOCUS ON 'GETTING CONNECTED'
MURRAY, Ky., April 8 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: "Getting Connected" will be the theme of the 3rd annual Patterns of Distinction conference hosted by Murray State University. The daylong event will run from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in the Curris Center Theatre. This year's program will demonstrate the power that telecommunications has provided all public sectors to connect with one another for sharing resources and knowledge. MSU's Program   more

TURKEY HUNTERS URGED TO BE ATTENTIVE, SAFE
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 28 -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission issued the following news release: Every fall, hunters head into Pennsylvania's forests and woodlots in pursuit of wild turkeys. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, it's one of autumn's greatest competitions as hunters try to call in their quarries. It's also a time when hunters really need to be in tune with their surroundings. "Staying alert and making sound shooting decisions will go a long way toward ensuring your   more

TWIN CITIES LIBERALS READY TO STICK IT TO RURAL MINNESOTA AGAIN
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 27 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Sviggum, R-District 28B, issued the following news release: We often see a battle at the Legislature: The interests of rural Minnesota versus those of the Twin Cities. With Minneapolis liberals leading both the Minnesota House and the Senate, you can imagine who wins more often than not. A good example of this is in K-12 education funding. Not long ago, Minneapolis' State Representative Joe Mullery sent a newsletter to his constituen  more

TWO RADFORD UNIVERSITY ALUMNI TO LEAD SPECIAL EDUCATION EFFORTS IN SALEM
RADFORD, Va., July 23 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Two 1998 graduates of Radford University's special education master's degree program have been selected for newly created administrative positions with City of Salem Schools. Kristyn Shepherd, who received her bachelors degree (1994) and master's degree from RU, will become Coordinator for Elementary Special Education, and Maxine Austin-Casey will be Coordinator for Secondary Special Education. Shepherd has taug  more

Two rogue job agents nabbed Rasika
Colombo, Oct. 30 -- Two rogue manpower recruitment agencies which were operating under the guise of foreign educational consultants were nabbed by sleuths of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment in Kurunegala yesterday. The two bogus agents who promised lucrative employment opportunities in countries such as UK, USA, New Zealand, Malaysia Etc. under the pretext of sending prospective applicants for educational purposes, were apprehended with a large haul of forged documents, visa's, jo  more

TWO SENIORS APPLY FOR FULBRIGHT GRANT
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 30 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Like most seniors, Lauren Bisson and Carla Groves have plans after graduation in May 2008, but those plans may be slightly different than the traditional college graduate. The students are applying for acceptance into the Fulbright student program, designed to give recent graduates, young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Bisson, who will graduat  more

TWO WEEKS UNTIL ADJOURNMENT
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 6 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors, With this busy legislative session winding down, the debates are heating up. The omnibus education policy bill was approved this week, with many provisions of the bill being controversial it made for a long debate on the House floor. Such provisions include sex education in school. The sex education language that was discussed on the House floor includes some   more

U.S. BANK WRITING & ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER TO BE CREATED AT RIVERFRONT CAMPUS
MACOMB, Ill., July 10 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: U.S. Bank in the Quad Cities will help fund the Professional Writing and Academic Support Center at the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus through a gift of $50,000, announced Ken Koupal, regional president for U.S. Bank. The funding is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation. U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. According to WIU Executive Assistant t  more

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION SPELLINGS SELECTS MEMBERS FOR NATIONAL ASSESSMENT GOVERNING BOARD
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following press release: U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced the appointment and re-appointment of six National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) members. The 24-member governing board develops policy guidance for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the only continuing assessment of what students have learned in various subjects. The following members are being newly appointed to the   more

UN RELIEF, WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES SUFFERS IMPACT OF RESTRICTED MOVEMENT, CLOSURES, FOURTH COMMITTEE TOLD, AS DEBATE CONCLUDES ON AGENCY
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 30 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) required ample and unwavering support in its efforts to address the precarious humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian refugees in Gaza and northern Lebanon, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) was told, as it concluded its general debate on the work of that Agency this morning. Stressing the impo  more

UNDECIDED VOTERS UNLIKELY TO BAIL OUT BELEAGUERED MCCAIN
Washington, Oct. 30 -- (ANI): A leading pollster in the US has said that Republican presidential nominee John McCain can't bank upon the undecided voters, as in the past elections undecided voters had not swayed decisively for either candidate. The pool of undecided voters on Election Day could be as large as one in 10, but John McCain can hardly rely on them to overtake Barack Obama, he said. According to politico.com, in the past eight presidential elections, voters who made up their minds   more

UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
LAS VEGAS, N.M., Jan. 29 -- New Mexico Highlands University issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that Karla Landaverde of Elizabeth, a senior at Elizabeth High School, has received a Merit Scholarship to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, foste  more

UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE, BP LAUNCHING EXPANSIONS
DECATUR, Ala., Oct. 29 -- The city of Decatur issued the following news release: U.S. construction is at its lowest point since the recession of 1991, but BP America Inc. and United Launch Alliance LLC have a contrarian vision for Decatur. ULA announced Tuesday its plan to start a $159.3 million project at its Morgan County plant, and BP topped that with plans for a $225 million expansion. "When you look at what's going on in the national economy, these projects are huge for Morgan Coun  more

UNITED NATIONS MUST INTERVENE FOLLOWING FAILURE OF UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, BRETTON WOODS INSTITUTIONS TO ADDRESS FINANCIAL CRISIS, SAYS NOBEL LAUREATE
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 30 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: The United States Government and the Bretton Woods institutions had failed to adequately address the international financial crisis, and the United Nations must intervene as the one institution that was inclusive and had political legitimacy, Joseph Stiglitz, former Chief Economist of the World Bank, said today during an interactive panel discussion on the global financial crisis. Mr. Stiglitz, a Nobel Laurea  more

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF, WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES COPES WITH MAJOR CRISES IN THREE FIELDS OF OPERATIONS, COMMISSIONER-GENERAL TELLS FOURTH COMMITTEE
UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 29 -- The United Nations issued the following press release: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) had never before coped with major crises in three fields of operations simultaneously, the Agency's head said this morning, stressing that the depth of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the West Bank over the past two years dwarfed earlier calamities and carried alarming economic and human costs. Calling UNRWA a "firs  more

UNIVERSITY CENTER OF MOUNTAINS HELPS KNOTT COUNTIAN BECOME TEACHER
MOREHEAD, Ky., Nov. 9 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: A Knott County woman is able to fulfill her dream to become a teacher and continue a family tradition in education because of the University Center of the Mountains partnership and Morehead State University. Christina Gibson, 23, of Hindman is enrolled in the MSU middle grades educational program offered in Hazard via the University Center of the Mountains (UCM). She completed her Associate of Arts degree  more

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE ACCEPTS NOMINATIONS FOR LAWHEAD TEACHING AWARD
MUNCIE, Ind., March 5 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Ball State's University College is accepting nominations for the Lawhead Teaching Award in General Education. The award recognizes teachers who have made outstanding contributions to the University Core Curriculum. Any staff or faculty member or student can nominate a teacher. Applications are due April 8 in the core curriculum office, North Quad, room 331. The award is named for Victor Lawhead, former de  more

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES HOSPITAL MOVING INTO NEW FACILITY
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 24 -- The Arkansas State Senate issued the following weekly update: The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock, the state's only medical school, is in the middle of several large expansions that eventually will bring a satellite campus to northwest Arkansas. From now until the end of the year, UAMS officials will be moving the existing hospital into a new 540,000 square foot building that is scheduled to open in January of 2009. The existing Univ  more

UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY ALUMNA NAMED 2008 OHIO TEACHER OF YEAR
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 14 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Findlay City Schools teacher and UF alumna and adjunct professor Deborah Wickerham has been named the 2008 Ohio Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Marilyn Troyer, ODE's senior associate superintendent of educational programs, made the surprise announcement Dec. 12 at a Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School assembly before students, school faculty and guests. Troyer presented Wickerh  more

UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY PROFESSOR PARKER AWARDED DIPLOMATE STATUS
FINDLAY, Ohio, April 11 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Debra Parker, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice and director of Medication Therapy Management at The University of Findlay has recently been awarded Diplomate status with the Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology (ACCL). The ACCL is a nonprofit certifying organization dedicated to reducing the morbidity and mortality from dyslipidemia and related diseases by assessing qualifications  more

UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY SENIOR JOINS HANCOCK LEADERSHIP CLASS OF 2008
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 20 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Senior technology management and human resources management major Mike Shaffer is not only the first currently enrolled full-time UF student to be accepted into Hancock Leadership (HL), but he also is the first representative of Generation Y to participate in the nine-month seminar program, founded in 1986, designed to foster and promote volunteer leadership resources within the Findlay community. HL is a progra  more

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION RECEIVES $3.1 MILLION NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 16 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: The University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop assessments that will predict teacher performance and student achievement in geometry. The three-year grant began Oct. 1. UofL will be the lead institution and will partner with the University of Kentucky, Florida State University, Alpine Testing Solut  more

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE GEARS UP FOR RUN, WALK TO BENEFIT CHAMPIONS 4 HER
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 12 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: The University of Louisville community will help make a difference this spring in the lives of girls and women in Jefferson County. UofL has joined a coalition of 10 groups working through Champions 4 Her to raise money for various women's causes. The culminating event will be a walk, run and festival June 21 at Waterfront Park. "Kentucky ranks as the third worst state in the United States in terms o  more

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE LAW SCHOOL TO HONOR JUSTICE MCANULTY WITH TRIBUTE, PORTRAIT
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 25 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice William E. McAnulty Jr.'s contributions to Kentucky law, public policy, education and the legal profession will be honored at the tribute. Hosted by the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and the UofL Black Law Students Association, the event will examine McAnulty's significance as an attorney, jurist, advocate, professor and citizen. McAnulty,  more

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RECOGNIZES THREE UNITS FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 18 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: The University of Louisville recognized one of its schools and two academic units Sept. 16 for curriculum innovations to increase students' critical thinking skills. Each received Paul Weber Departmental Excellence in Teaching Awards and between $10,000 and $25,000. The 2008 Weber awards support "Ideas to Action: Using Critical Thinking to Foster Student Learning and Community Engagement," UofL's quali  more

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE STUDENTS JOIN ANNUAL HIGHER EDUCATION RALLY IN FRANKFORT
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 27 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: "Don't balance the budget on our back." That was one of many similar messages seen on posters and heard chanted in the corridors of the state capitol last week as hundreds of students from eight Kentucky universities gathered for the annual Rally for Higher Education. Packing buses at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium the morning of Feb. 20, 80 University of Louisville students departed campus to join the  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATOR RECEIVES FULBRIGHT AWARD
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Nov. 26 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Christopher Musick, director of International Academic Services at the University of Mary Washington, received a Fulbright Scholar grant to attend the U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program. He was among 24 U.S. international education administrators selected by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to attend the seminar, which wa  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., March 10 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors today announced the selection of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor Judy G. Hample to serve as the eighth president of the institution, effective July 1, 2008. Dr. Hample has been chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14-campus, 110,000-student public university system since August 2001. Previously, she was chancellor of the State   more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR AWARDED RESEARCH GRANT
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Feb. 4 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Janet Asper, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Mary Washington, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroluem Research Fund (ACS PRF) for her research project titled "New Reagents for the Solution Phase Synthesis of Alkylguanidines." The research will investigate whether molecules that contain a specific arrangement of carbon and nitrogen atoms can be  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONWIDE SCIENCE EDUCATION INITIATIVE
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Dec. 18 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: The University of Mary Washington has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to participate in a nationwide genomics course that will give first-year college students the opportunity to use sophisticated research techniques. UMW is among 12 colleges and universities in the United States, three in Virginia, chosen by HHMI's Science Education Alliance (SEA). The SEA, headquarte  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON PHILANTHROPY CLASS ANNOUNCES GRANT RECIPIENTS
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Dec. 4 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Students enrolled in a philanthropy course at the University of Mary Washington have awarded $10,000 in grant money to the National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation and the Fredericksburg Counseling Services, Inc. Emily Nicotera and Kate Wheeler, class-elected representatives of the course-created Mary Washington Charitable Foundation, made the announcement today at the university  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON PROFESSOR TO BE FEATURED ON 'WITH GOOD REASON' RADIO PROGRAM
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Nov. 12 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Greg Stanton, James Farmer professor in human rights at the University of Mary Washington, will be featured on the radio program "With Good Reason" as part of Escape to Hotel Rwanda Week, November 24-30. Dr. Stanton will discuss the eight stages that lead to genocide, including the first stage, where people are labeled by race, ethnicity, religion or nationality. The show will air Saturday, Novem  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON STUDENTS RECEIVE TOP AWARDS AT COLLEGE OF GRADUATE, PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., May 8 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Four students at the University of Mary Washington's College of Graduate and Professional Studies were recognized for outstanding achievements at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 8, at the Stafford campus. The students will receive their degrees at the university's Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 10. Michael Alan Sharpe of Spotsylvania County received the "Award for Outstanding Bachelor o  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON'S COLLEGE OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES TO OFFER INFORMATION SESSIONS BEGINNING JAN. 16
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 4 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: An information session for anyone interested in adult degree and certificate programs at the University of Mary Washington will be held at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) the evening of Wednesday, January 16. Additional sessions will be held Tuesday, February 12, Thursday, March 13, Thursday, April 17, and Tuesday, May 13. They are free and open to the public. University re  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON'S SODEXO TO HOST COLOMBIAN GLOBAL CHEF
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Feb. 8 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Colombian Chef Joaquin Suarez will visit the University of Mary Washington on Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 14. His visit is part of a month-long international chef-residency Global Chef Program sponsored by Sodexo, which provides dining services for UMW and more than 850 college campuses across the United States. On Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Suarez will be the guest chef  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON'S STAFFORD CAMPUS TO HOST AUTISM DINNER SERIES, BEGINNING FEB. 28
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Feb. 13 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: A discussion about advocating for children with special needs Thursday, February 28 will kick off the new Autism Brown Bag Dinner Series at the University of Mary Washington's College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) in Stafford County. The February 28 program will feature James Lafferty, legislative committee chairman of Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) of Northern Virginia, leadin  more

University of New England Medical Student Robin Caron Named Mitchell Pioneer Scholar
BIDDEFORD, Maine, Oct. 30 -- University of New England issued the following news release: Robin Caron, a second-year medical student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, was named a 2008 George J. Mitchell Pioneer Scholar. The award was presented at the 2008 Mitchell Institute Fall Gala on Oct. 10, 2008. Caron was one of the Mitchell Scholars to address the audience, along with the evening's keynote speakers - Senator George J. Mitchell, the Institute's founde  more

University of New England Nursing Director Karen Pardue Named Academy of Nursing Education Fellow
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 30 -- University of New England issued the following news release: Karen Pardue, MS, RN, CNE, University of New England's nursing program director and professor, was one of only 24 nurse educators nationwide named a Fellow of the National League of Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education at their conference in San Antonio, Texas in September 2008. Taking an active role in addressing the nursing shortage, the Academy was established by the NLN in 2007 to foster excelle  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA ALUMNA RECEIVES NATIONAL RETIRED ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
FLORENCE, Ala., March 6 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: When art teacher and University of North Alabama graduate Jean Schulman retired 21 years ago, she became a founding member of the National Art Education Association's Retired Art Educators Association. Because of her diligent work for students since her retirement, she was recognized in February as the RAEA's National Retired Educator of the Year. Schulman received the award after being chosen as the   more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA ANNOUNCES FACULTY PROMOTIONS
FLORENCE, Ala., March 5 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama announces that the following faculty members have been promoted as of March 1: Dr. Paul Baird, College of Education, professor Daryl Brown, College of Arts and Sciences, associate professor Amy Butler, Information Technology, assistant professor Debbie Chaffin, Information Technology, professor Dr. Wendy Darby, College of Nursing, associate professor Lisa  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA NURSING PROGRAM RECEIVES ACCREDITATION FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DEGREE
FLORENCE, Ala., June 17 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama's College of Nursing and Allied Health has recently received accreditation for its Master of Science in Nursing program through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). UNA has offered the program online since 2006. "It wasn't easy," said Dr. Birdie Bailey, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health, "but everything fell into place just as we had   more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA RECEIVES NATIONOAL GEOGRAPHIC GRANT, HOSTS STATE GEOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE
FLORENCE, Ala., June 9 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama's geography department and the Alabama Geographic Alliance are hosting a four-day institute this week aimed at promoting the inclusion of geography lessons in K-12 classrooms. The event is sponsored by a $35,000 grant from the National Geographic Education Foundation and is taking place in Wesleyan Hall and the Florence area. "We're pleased to have received this grant  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA RELEASES FALL 2007 GRADUATION LIST
FLORENCE, Ala., Feb. 6 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: Five hundred twenty-five undergraduate and graduate candidates who completed their degree in Fall 2007 received their diplomas during commencement on Dec. 14, 2007. One hundred eighty graduate degrees were presented: five education specialist (EDS), seven master of arts (MA), 35 master of arts in education (MAED), 129 master of business administration (MBA), one master of arts in English (MAEN) and thr  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA STUDENT PRESENTS RESEARCH AT NATIONAL MEETING OF AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
FLORENCE, Ala., April 17 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama was represented at last week's April meeting of the American Physical Society in St. Louis, Mo. Lisa Williams, a physics major at UNA, shared research that she and UNA associate physics professor Dr. Brian Thompson have participated in since last June. According to Williams, only 90 of the 1,500 attendees were undergraduates. She was one of 20 students presenting research  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA TO HOLD 18TH ANNUAL FALL ACADEMIC CONVOCATION ON SEPT. 17
FLORENCE, Ala., Sept. 12 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The University of North Alabama will hold its 18th annual Fall Academic Convocation for students and faculty at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 in Norton Auditorium. A free picnic will be served in the amphitheatre following the ceremony. The program will feature Dr. Beverly Absher as keynote speaker. Absher is currently an associate professor of educational leadership, chair of the Department of Continuing Studies  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA TO HOST DISABILITIES AWARENESS DAY ON MARCH 17
FLORENCE, Ala., March 5 -- University of North Alabama issued the following news release: The Office of Developmental Services at the University of North Alabama will hold its annual disABILITIES Awareness Day March 17 in the Guillot University Center's Performance Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year's theme is "How you react to me says a lot about you." The emphasis will be on reducing attitudes that are considered to be prejudice and accepting others for who they are. The yearly ev  more

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET IN CLAREMORE AND TULSA
NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 5 -- University of Oklahoma issued the following news release: Construction of the OU Cancer Institute at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Collings Hall Addition and Renovation and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Eugene B. Adkins Gallery Addition projects on the Norman campus will be discussed by the OU Board of Regents during its regular meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 9 and 10, in Claremore and Tulsa. The meeting will begin at approximately  more

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET IN NORMAN
NORMAN, Okla., Oct. 20 -- University of Oklahoma issued the following news release: The naming of the College of Education after a University of Oklahoma alumna who was a passionate advocate on behalf of Oklahoma education, children and teachers and the Elm Avenue Parking Facility repair and restoration project will be discussed by the OU Board of Regents during its regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Norman. The meeting will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the Scholars Room of Okla  more

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA BREAKING RECORDS FOR RESEARCH GROWTH
TULSA, Okla., Sept. 10 -- University of Oklahoma issued the following news release: The University of Oklahoma has set a new record high for external funding for research and sponsored programs, closing out fiscal year 2008 at more than $275 million, almost $25 million above last year's record high. "Another record-breaking year in research growth underlines the role of OU as a principal engine for economic growth in our state," said OU President David L. Boren. "This record research growt  more

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA REGENTS NAME COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN HONOR OF LATE RAINBOLT
NORMAN, Okla., Oct. 22 -- University of Oklahoma issued the following news release: Continuing a long history of support for and involvement with the University of Oklahoma, the H.E. "Gene" Rainbolt family of Oklahoma City has made an exceptional gift to OU to honor the life and carry forth the legacy of the late Jeannine Rainbolt, an OU education alumna. In recognition, OU Regents at their October meeting approved the naming of the College of Education for Jeannine Rainbolt, making the co  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE & TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE CAMPUS RALLIES TO REGISTER VOTERS
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 10 -- The University of Texas System Brownsville issued the following news release: The Center for Civic Engagement, in conjunction with the Office of the President and the League of Student Voters at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, will begin a voter registration drive Monday, September 15 at various sites around the campus. Monday, October 6 is the deadline to register to vote for the November general election. "For my gene  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE & TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE, BROWNSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE GRAND OPENING FOR COLLEGE EARLY HIGH SCHOOL
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 9 -- The University of Texas System Brownsville issued the following news release: Leaders from The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and the Brownsville Independent School District formally opened the Brownsville Early College High School on Thursday, Oct. 9. The 100 BISD freshmen attending the school at the old Clearwater Elementary School on Palm Boulevard wore orange shirts for the mid-morning ceremony. The students were commended s  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE & TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE, WELLS FARGO ANNOUNCE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 8 -- The University of Texas System Brownsville issued the following news release: People who have ideas for starting and owning a business are invited to enter the first Rio Grande Valley Business Plan Competition sponsored by The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and Wells Fargo. Contestants must submit an intent to compete form by Wednesday, Oct. 15. "Not only will the competition highlight the caliber of innovation that exists in th  more

UNIVERSITY WELCOMES GEAR AS DIRECTOR OF GRANTS
FINDLAY, Ohio, April 25 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Jill Gear recently joined The University of Findlay staff as director of grants and contracts administration within the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies. In this position, Gear is responsible for planning, managing and directing grants administration and contract services of an educational nature. She will work with faculty and administrators to identify areas of need, associate those needs with p  more

UPDATE FROM CAPITOL
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors, The Bridge Survivor Compensation Conference Committee is meeting this week. This bill would provide money to those injured or the families of those killed in the I-35W Bridge collapse to help cover medical costs. One of the main differences between the House and Senate is how much money should be given to the families and if there should be a cap on how much eac  more

US OFFICIAL ON PERSONAL MISSION
NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 31 -- Nancy G. Brinker, chief of protocol of the US, is in town on a mission. No, it is not politics that brings her here but a promise made over 25 years ago to her 36-year-old sister dying of breast cancer. Brinker promised she would put an end to the shame, the pain and the hopelessness that breast cancer caused. Thus was ignited the global breast cancer movement spearheaded by Brinker in the form of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a foundation to create awareness about t  more

USING MOBILES TO IMPART EDUCATION
New Delhi, Oct. 30 -- (IANS) Taking forward its motto of "Education anywhere and anytime", the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon impart students capsule courses on dance, music, art, public health and other subjects through mobile phones. "Looking at the mobile phone penetration in our country, we thought of using the medium to impart education. Its called M-education," said V.S. Rajasekharan Pillai, vice chancellor IGNOU. "Education and technology cannot be seen separat  more

UTICA, N.Y., CONTRACTOR FACES $111,000 IN LABOR DEPARTMENT OSHA FINES FOR SCAFFOLD, FALL HAZARDS AT CITY WORKSITE
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration issued the following press release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Precision Plaster Paint & Contracting LLC, a Utica, N.Y., contractor, for alleged willful, repeat and serious violations of safety standards at a Utica worksite. Precision, which was installing a new stucco coating on a commercial building at 430 Court St., faces a  more

VA PHYSICIAN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS LYNN PAYER AWARD
HOUSTON, Oct. 30 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center issued the following press release: The American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) recently awarded its 2008 Lynn Payer Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Literature on the Theory, Practice and Teaching of Effective Healthcare Communication and Related Skills to Paul Haidet, M.D. a staff physician at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. The presentation was made at the AACH Re  more

VAIL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 7 WORK SESSION
VAIL, Colo., Oct. 7 -- The Vail Town Council issued the following meeting agenda: VAIL TOWN COUNCIL WORK SESSION AGENDA VAIL TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS 75 S. Frontage Road W. Vail, CO 81657 1:05 P.M., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2008 NOTE: Times of items are approximate, subject to change, and cannot be relied upon to determine at what time Council will consider an item. 1. Lorelei Donaldson ITEM/TOPIC: Art in Public Places (AIPP) Board Interview. (10 min.) ACTION REQUESTED OF COUN  more

VERMONT BIG GAME TROPHY CLUB, VERMONT FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT SEEK SUBMISSIONS FOR VERMONT'S YOUTH HUNTING ESSAY CONTEST
WATERBURY, Vt., Oct. 30 -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife issued the following news release: The Vermont Big Game Trophy Club and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are seeking submissions for the second annual Youth Hunting Memories Contest. Bagged game is not a requirement. A photo isn't even a requirement. However, a short essay describing the young hunter's time in the field is. Each youth must submit an essay on why hunting is important to them, and must include a sto  more

VETERAN BALL STATE FACULTY MEMBER NAMED DEAN OF COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCES, TECHNOLOGY
MUNCIE, Ind., April 3 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Veteran Ball State faculty member Mitch Whaley has been named dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Technology (CAST). Whaley's appointment as dean takes effect May 12. Currently, he is the chairman of the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science, a position he has held since 2002. "I've been a faculty member in the college for the past 22 years, and I'm looking forward to leading a  more

Veterans Day: New PTSD Brochure--'Transmission of Trauma' Can Span Generations
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29 -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness issued the following news release: For Veterans Day, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a new 14-page brochure on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), treatment and recovery. It is available on line at www.nami.org/PTSD and is intended to help individuals experiencing symptoms or diagnosed with the illness, along with their families and caregivers. "PTSD affects individuals and families," said N  more

Vice Chancellor And Provost Eric F. Spina To Speak About Building On Syracuse University's Momentum, Honor Professors In Nov. 3 Address To The Faculty
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- Syracuse University issued the following press release: Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric F. Spina will deliver his annual address to the faculty on Monday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. Other members of the University community are also encouraged to attend. Spina will speak about SU's financial preparedness and planning in the current economic climate, the importance of continuing a strategic and disciplined approach to investing in   more

VIRGINIA B. BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY ANNOUNCES 2008-09 FELLOWS, IMMERSIVE LEARNING SEMINARS
MUNCIE, Ind., June 6 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Seminars at Ball State's Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry will examine sexual assault, virtual business, interdisciplinary business operations and honeybees. Leading the seminars are four new Virginia Ball Center fellows for the 2008-09 academic year: * John McKillip, associate professor of biology * John Dailey, assistant professor of telecommunications/multimedia * Cecil Bohanon, professor o  more

VIRGINIA B. BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY RECEIVES FUNDING GIFT
MUNCIE, Ind., June 16 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: An Indiana resident with Ball State University ties has bequeathed approximately $28,000 to provide funding for the general needs of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. The late Margaret Trimmer was the mother of Joe Trimmer, director of the Virginia Ball Center. Each academic year, Virginia Ball Center faculty fellows and their students participate in interdisciplinary seminars. They work toget  more

VIRGINIA B. BALL CENTER FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY RECEIVES FUNDING GIFT
MUNCIE, Ind., June 6 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: An Indiana resident with Ball State University ties has bequeathed approximately $28,000 to provide funding for the general needs of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. The late Margaret Trimmer was the mother of Joe Trimmer, director of the Virginia Ball Center. Each academic year, Virginia Ball Center faculty fellows and their students participate in interdisciplinary seminars. They work tog  more

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED TO LONGWOOD POST
FARMVILLE, Va., March 27 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Dr. Sherry T. Sandkam, associate dean of Virginia Commonwealth University's Graduate School, has been appointed interim dean of Longwood University's office of Graduate Studies. Dr. Sandkam, a Longwood graduate, is serving while the search for a replacement for Dr. Sue McCullough is conducted. Dr. McCullough, who had been director of graduate and extended studies, left recently to become director of the Uni  more

Virginia Dems: McCain vs. Virginia
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 12 -- The Virginia Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, in preparation for John McCain and Sarah Palin's arrival in Virginia Beach on Monday, Democrats released a one-stop shop for Virginians to review Senator John McCain's record on issues important to working families: www.mccainvsvirginia.com. "Senator Barack Obama, Senator Biden, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden have visited Virginia more than a dozen times since clinching the Democratic nominatio  more

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE RECEIVES GRANT TO ENHANCE ARABIC PROGRAM
LEXINGTON, Va., May 19 -- Virginia Military Institute issued the following news release: Selected cadets at Virginia Military Institute will benefit from a more robust Arabic language program, and the college will become a model for how other schools can teach the language, thanks to a grant award announced last week. The Virginia Military Institute has received a three-year, $665,000 grant from Department of Defense (DoD) to enhance its Arabic studies program and provide opportunities fo  more

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE RETAINS SPOT IN TOP RANK OF PUBLIC LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES
LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 22 -- Virginia Military Institute issued the following news release: Virginia Military Institute kept its place in the top rank of liberal arts colleges in the latest ranking released by U.S. News & World Report. In the rankings released today (Aug. 22) VMI was ranked as the No. 3 public liberal arts college in the nation, coming in behind the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. This is the same position VMI held last year, when federal service academies  more

VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF EDUCATION TO SPEAK AT RADFORD UNIVERSITY FOR MCGLOTHLIN CELEBRATION OF TEACHING
RADFORD, Va., April 8 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Thomas R. Morris, Ph.D., Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be keynote speaker at the 2008 McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence on Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m., in Radford University's Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall. The award ceremony will be the culmination of the McGlothlin Celebration of Teaching, an afternoon of activities honoring all public school teachers in the re  more

VIRGINIA TEACHERS SHARPEN SKILLS AT JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY ACADEMY
HARRISONBURG, Va., June 18 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: More than 400 Virginia teachers will convene at James Madison University June 23-27 to hone their pedagogical skills, delve into curriculum content and equip themselves for leadership roles in the world of education. Joining the teachers at the ninth annual Content Teaching Academy, which focuses on "Educating with an eye to the future," are more than 20 school administrators, who will participate in   more

VIRGINIA TOBACCO COMMISSION AWARDS FUNDING TO LONGWOOD TO DEVELOP BACHELOR'S DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM
FARMVILLE, Va., Nov. 15 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission has awarded Longwood University $392,293 to develop a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The funding will enable Longwood to hire a program director, an associate director and a simulation lab director for the program, which will be aimed primarily at rural communities and will begin in Fall 2009. The funding also will su  more

VISITING CHINESE STUDENTS TO CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR AT SCHOOL OF MUSIC
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 4 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: An ensemble of 24 Chinese students will sing, dance, play Chinese instruments and demonstrate martial arts at a special performance in celebration of the Chinese New Year and as part of the Crane House "China through the Arts" cultural showcase series. The event concludes the group's weeklong stay in Louisville visiting area schools and performing for children K-12 at the Clifton Center. This is their on  more

VOA NEWS: DELAY IN EXAMS REFLECTS DISARRAY IN ZIMBABWE SCHOOL SYSTEM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Jonga Kandemiiri The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe pointed Wednesday to the failure of the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council to begin Grade 7 examinations this week as a vindication of its recent call for all examinations to be deferred due to disruption during the March-June election period and an ongoing strike by most teachers. Grade 7 exams were supposed to start on Monday while Ordinary and Advan  more

VOA NEWS: ECONOMISTS SAY WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS AFFECTING AFRICA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Scott Bobb The crisis in world financial and stock markets has not dramatically affected most African nations. But African economists say the continent could experience considerable repercussions as lending and investment abilities tighten in the industrialized world. VOA's Scott Bobb has this report from our West Africa Bureau in Dakar. African economists note that African financial institutions have, so far, bee  more

VOA NEWS: GROUP SEEKS TO STRIKE BALANCE BETWEEN HUMAN, NATURAL LIFE ON HUDSON RIVER
NEW YORK, Oct. 8 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Adam Phillips The Hudson Valley of New York, in the northeastern United States, is one of the most complex and diverse river ecosystems in America. Striking the proper balance between public use and protection of this unique natural resource is a major challenge. That is the focus of Hudsonia, a nonprofit organization that promotes scientific research, policy analysis and better public understanding of the Hudson Rive  more

VOA NEWS: IN SENEGAL, LONE LIBRARY STRUGGLES TO SERVE GROWING CITY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Naomi Seck In most West African countries fewer than half the population can read or write. But as one small library in one of the poorest urban communities in Senegal fills up over lunchtime, the director says the only thing he needs is more books. For VOA, Naomi Seck has more from Pikine, Senegal. Pikine's only public library is a single, long room off a dusty courtyard. Fourteen-year-old Fatima Ndoye gives   more

VOA NEWS: IRAQI GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGES REFUGEES, INTERNALLY DISPLACED TO RETURN
GENEVA, Oct. 12 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Lisa Schlein The International Organization for Migration says the Iraqi government is allocating more than $200 million to persuade internally displaced people and refugees to return home. the IOM says the government is enacting a variety of legal and practical measures to encourage these returns. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from IOM headquarters in Geneva. The Iraqi government has had some successes in getting pe  more

VOA NEWS: NIGER DELTA PHILANTHROPIST SEEKS BETTER DEAL FOR OIL COMMUNITIES
ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 11 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Gilbert da Costa Nigerian rebels who have waged an increasingly bold campaign in the oil-rich Niger Delta say they feel cheated out of the oil wealth being pumped out of their land. Residents are equally disappointed by the near-absence of schools in the Delta. A philanthropist in the region says education holds the key to the Niger Delta's future. Gilbert da Costa reports from Abuja. Nigeria is expected to   more

VOA NEWS: RECENT RIOTS HIGHLIGHT FRUSTRATIONS OF ARAB ISRAELIS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Luis Ramirez Clashes in the Mediterranean port city of Acre this month highlighted tensions between Jews and Arabs who are citizens of Israel. If Israeli Palestinian negotiations succeed, there will be a Palestinian state ideally in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and Arabs there will be governed by Arabs. For more than a million Arab citizens of Israel however, the future involves a battle against discrimination. VOA'  more

VOA NEWS: U.N. - LITERACY RATES NOT RISING FAST ENOUGH
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Margaret Besheer A new U.N. report warns that not enough progress is being made in raising literacy rates, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. U.S. First Lady Laura Bush was at U.N. headquarters in New York Tuesday to spotlight the need for improved literacy, particularly among the world's women. VOA United Nations Correspondent Margaret Besheer has more. The statistics are daunting, 774 million  more

VOA NEWS: UNHCR-THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES IN CAMPS, URBAN AREAS LEFT WITHOUT BASIC AID
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Lisa Schlein A new report finds nearly a third of refugees and other people cared for by the U.N. refugee agency are not getting their basic needs met. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA from UNHCR headquarters in Geneva. The U.N. refugee agency conducted assessments in eight pilot countries, including Cameroon, Ecuador, Georgia, Rwanda, Thailand, Tanzania, Yemen and Zambia early this year. Refugees living in camps,   more

VOA NEWS: US FINANCIAL CRISIS SLOWS IMMIGRANT WORKERS' REMITTANCES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 -- The Voice of America issued the following story: By Mona Ghuneim Months of slowdown in the U.S. economy already have reduced the amount of money immigrants and foreign workers in the United States send to family in their home countries. Add to that the recent weeks of financial crisis that have shaken the international banking system. From VOA's New York bureau, Mona Ghuneim talks to some of the immigrants feeling the pinch from Wall Street's woes. Official figures  more

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF KENTUCKY HONORS RAMSEY
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 10 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: University of Louisville President James Ramsey was honored Wednesday night with the Volunteer Spirit Award presented by Volunteers of America of Kentucky. The organization recognized Ramsey for his leadership in establishing UofL's Signature Partnership Initiative and for the university's Cardinal Covenant program. "I am greatly honored by this wonderful recognition," Ramsey said. "But I am most un  more

WALLACH SCHOLARSHIP WILL AID MATH MAJORS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 28 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of the David C. Wallach Mathematics Scholarship Endowment Fund, established in loving memory of Wallach by his family and friends to honor his commitment to teaching and to UF. Wallach came to The University of Findlay in 1984 following a 20-year secondary education mathematics teaching career. During his 24-year career at UF, he was a leader in the a  more

WAYS AND MEANS HEARING ADDS TO CALL FOR 'MAIN STREET' ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following news release: Witnesses appearing before the House Committee on Ways and Means today added to the growing chorus of voices calling for an economic recovery package to provide assistance to families and State and local governments struggling in the current crisis. Today's hearing was part of a series of actions taken by Congress to further examine the economic pain facing families and move forward to rebuild economic   more

WEAVER BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWED
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 2 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of the John '61 and Linda Weaver Business Scholarship, made possible by the generosity of donors, as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time business student who demonstrates leadership qualities and is enthusiastically pursuing a career in marketing. The recipient also will have   more

WEEK'S ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO BRING BETTER APPRECIATION, AWARENESS TO OUR BODIES
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 14 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Several groups at the University of Louisville are joining together to tell the campus community that it's time to stop listening to the unhealthy verbal and visual messages about personal appearance that constantly bombard this society. Body Awareness/Body Appreciation Week begins Feb. 24 and continues through Feb. 29. Activities include The Century Project, a national photography exhibit which celebra  more

WEST POINT CADET EARNS MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP
WEST POINT, N.Y., Dec. 5 -- United States Military at West Point issued the following news release: A U.S. Military Academy cadet has been awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Cadet Melvin J. Sanborn of Wilmot, N.H., will have the opportunity to further his education for two years at a university of his choice in the United Kingdom. Sanborn plans to earn a Masters of International Studies and Diplomacy and a Masters of Arts in Chinese Studies from The School of Oriental and Afr  more

WEST POINT CADET NAMED RHODES SCHOLAR
WEST POINT, N.Y., Nov. 20 -- United States Military at West Point issued the following news release: The Rhodes Scholarship Trust has announced U.S Military Academy Cadet Jason Crabtree of Kingston, Wash., as one of the 32 recipients for this year's prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Scholarship recipients are selected on the criteria of scholastic talent, leadership ability, integrity of character, selflessness and physical prowess. Crabtree will have the opportunity to continue his educatio  more

WEST POINT EARNS TOP ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT HONOR
WEST POINT, N.Y., Nov. 16 -- United States Military at West Point issued the following news release: The American Society for Engineering Management awarded the U.S. Military Academy the Founders Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Engineering Management Education for 2007 during their annual meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week. Engineering Management examines the engineering relationships between the management tasks of staffing, organizing, planning, financing, and the human eleme  more

WEST VIRGINIA HEPC SUPPORTS GSC HIDDEN PROMISE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
GLENVILLE, W.Va., Dec. 3 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor Brian Nolan (right) presents a ten-thousand dollar check to Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr for the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars, which encourages high school seniors to attend college. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2007 For More Information: Annette Barnette Public Relations and Marketing Director Glenville State College  more

WESTCHESTER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AWARDED BERKELEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
NEW YORK, Feb. 11 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release: Berkeley College Interim President Dr. Rose Mary Healy has announced that three high school students from Westchester County have received Merit or Alumni Scholarships to attend Berkeley College. "It is an honor to recognize the academic accomplishments of these high school seniors by awarding them scholarships to attend Berkeley College," said Dr. Healy. "As a college that values diversity, fosters academic growth an  more

WESTERN CONTINUES HIGH MARKS IN COLLEGE RANKINGS
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 22 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University continues to be ranked in the top tier of Midwest Universities Master's granting institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report's Annual College Rankings 2009 edition. Western has also been re-named a Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review. As a top tier Midwestern University in U.S. News and World Report ratings, Western has established an outstanding record   more

WESTERN EGYPTIAN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL RECEIVES HEAD START GRANT
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Jerry F. Costello, D-Ill. (12th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello (D-IL) announced today that the Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council, located in Steeleville, has been awarded a $1,019,040 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Head Start Program. "This funding will help continue a tremendous local program," Costello said. "Early education is a key to future success in school and a grea  more

WESTERN GRAD PREP DAY SET FOR MACOMB, QC CAMPUSES
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 15 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: For many students, the college graduation day ceremony symbolizes the culmination of lifelong work toward a degree in higher education. To help students prepare for the day and for their futures, Western Illinois University is holding its bi-annual Grad Prep Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24 at the University Union Concourse in Macomb and 2-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Quad City campus. Sponsored by  more

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF EVENTS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2008
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 31 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: A menu of soul food, an appearance by activist Sister Souljah and a National Public Radio (NPR) series are just some of the highlights of this year's celebration of Black History Month at Western Illinois University. Throughout February, the University will offer a full schedule of lectures, discussions, exhibits, and entertainment focused on black history and culture. "Empowering Our Uniqueness, Celebr  more

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY RECEIVES HISTORIC DONATION
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 6 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: More than 100 artworks of America's past captured along historic Route 66 and other cross-country highways created by the late Western Illinois University alumnus Warren H. Anderson were recently donated to the WIU Art Gallery Permanent Collection. Brian Anderson gave the University the generous gift of a variety of his father's artworks, which include his "Retro Roadside America" and "Vanishing Roadside  more

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FALL 2007 COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND ON DEC. 14-15
MACOMB, Ill., Nov. 16 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15 in Macomb during Western's Fall 2007 Commencement Weekend. The Academic Honors Convocation will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 in Western Hall. This ceremony recognizes College Scholars, Departmental Scholars, Honors Scholars and graduate can  more

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL STUDENT USES RADIO TO TELL ABOUT HIS COUNTRY
MACOMB, Ill., July 14 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Kamel Nuri is appearing on Western Illinois University's WIUS radio this summer to tell others about his home country. "Focus On the Sudan airs Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-7 p.m. at 88.3 FM and at www.883thedog.com. Nuri is enrolled this summer in the WESL Institute to polish his English skills before heading to Illinois State University in the fall to pursue a degree in computer science. He has vocat  more

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SWEEPS 'GLACUHO' AWARDS
MACOMB, Ill., Nov. 16 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University housing staff brought home numerous awards from the recent GLACUHO (Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers) conference. Matt Bierman, interim director of residential facilities, received the GLACUHO Service Award. It is presented to a member who has personally contributed to the region through active membership in and significant contributions to t  more

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE LAPTOPS TO 20 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN 'GROW YOUR OWN' TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 13 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: As part of the Illinois State Board of Education's (ISBE) "Grow Your Own" (GYO) program, Western Illinois University will provide 20 laptop computers to college students enrolled at WIU-Quad Cities and Black Hawk College (BHC) statewide teacher education program. The laptops will be given to the students at a special event 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island. Wester  more

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY'S PROFESSOR BRUNNER TO MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL COMPETITION
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 31 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's School of Music will be represented by a current instrumental student and an alumna vocalist at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Competition March 29-April 2 in Denver. Senior Hillary Brunner (Chadwick, IL), an oboe student of Professor Michael Ericson, advances to national competition based on winning the East Central Division MTNA Young Artists wood  more

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-QUAD CITIES' MINDRUP PRESENTS DIVERSITY RESEARCH
MOLINE, Ill., Feb. 6 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Kristi Mindrup, director of instructional and administrative services at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, was among a select group of University of Iowa College of Education students who were invited to showcase their multicultural research projects related to diversity at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Research Symposium held Feb. 1 on the Iowa campus. Former educator and human rights adv  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY AMERICAN HUMANICS STUDENTS ISSUE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 27 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: The Western Kentucky University American Humanics (Nonprofit Administration) program announces the Request for Proposals for the 2nd Annual Community Partnership Initiative. The Request for Proposals can be downloaded at www.wku.edu/AH and all proposals are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 29. Local nonprofit agencies are invited submit proposals for projects to be completed by the WKU American Humanics stud  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY AMERICAN HUMANICS STUDENTS SEEK NOMINATIONS TO HONOR LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESSES
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 27 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Students in the Western Kentucky University American Humanics (Nonprofit Administration) program are seeking award nominations from local nonprofit organizations and businesses. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.wku.edu/AH with all nominations due by 5 p.m. Feb. 1. Nominations will be accepted for the following three awards: Established Nonprofit Organization Award, Emerging Nonprofit O  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY AWARDED GRANT FOR PROGRAM TO IMPROVE TEACHER EDUCATION IN MATH AND SCIENCE
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 16 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University will receive a grant of up to $2.4 million to improve teacher education in math and science following a competition that included submissions from more than 50 universities nationwide. The grant for WKU's SKyTeach is one of 12 to be awarded by the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to implement programs modeled after UTeach, a highly successful math and science  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFERING TWO-DAY SEMINAR ON ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 9 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University's Continuing Education office in cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management is accepting registrations for the Essentials of Human Resource Management seminar Dec. 6-7. This seminar is for managers who need to know basic HR concepts before disciplinary action is required. It is specifically designed for employees with management responsibilities such as e  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY CREATES CENTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELCOMES LAURA EMBERTON OWENS TO LEAD ITS REGIONAL EFFORTS
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 12 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University today announced the creation of the Center for Regionallaura owens Development in Radcliff, Ky. The Center is being developed to help WKU meet the needs facing the Hardin County area because of changes at Fort Knox caused by the U.S. Army's Base Realignment and Closure Law, or BRAC. BRAC will be bringing a significant number of military and civilian jobs to Fort Knox, i  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY FINISH TO HELP FORMER STUDENTS COMPLETE DEGREES
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 26 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University is looking for former students who left school before completing degrees. WKU Finish will work in concert with Project Graduate, a statewide outreach effort to engage and graduate returning adult students. The first phase of the project, which is being coordinated by the Council on Postsecondary Education, will target former students who have earned 90 or more credit h  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY NURSING PROGRAM REACCREDITED FOR 10 YEARS
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 21 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in Western Kentucky University's School of Nursing have been reaccredited for 10 years, the maximum term possible, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE, an autonomous arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), is the only accrediting body devoted exclusively to the evaluation of baccalaureate and gradu  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY OFFERING CORONAL POLISHING FOR DENTAL ASSISTANTS
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 5 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University's dental hygiene program and the Continuing Education office are offering Coronal Polishing for Dental Assistants, a course is for dental assistants who aspire to enhance their skills and further their education. The course includes lectures and a laboratory section and is designed to provide the dental assistant with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform coronal  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY OFFERING GRANT WRITING AND ADMINISTRATION WORKSHOP
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 12 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University's Continuing Education office in cooperation with the Department of Political Science is offering a Grant Writing and Administration Workshop. The workshop will take place in four sessions during WKU's 2008 Winter Term. This workshop is designed for local government officials and program staff, community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, volunteers and comm  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY RECREATION ADMINISTRATION FACULTY MEMBER, STUDENT HONORED BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 6 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) recognized two members of the Western Kentucky University community during its awards banquet Nov. 3 at the annual AORE Conference in Asheville, N.C. Dr. Raymond Poff, a faculty member in the Recreation Administration program in the Department of Physical Education and Recreation, received the 2007 Jim Rennie Leadership Award, the highest h  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY REGENTS APPROVE CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 6 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: On Friday, Nov. 2, Western Kentucky University Regents unanimously approved a resolution to begin condemnation proceedings to acquire a parcel of land necessary to construct a building for the University's College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. The Kentucky General Assembly authorized the construction of a replacement building for Tate Page Hall to begin as early as January 2008. The propert  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY REGENTS EXTEND PRESIDENT RANSDELL'S CONTRACT THROUGH 2022
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 2 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents today approved an addendum to President Gary Ransdell's contract which would provide for his continuous employment through June 30, 2022. Dr. Ransdell joined WKU as president in 1997. "Given the passage of time, we believe it is prudent to revisit his employment agreement with WKU," said Regents Chair Lois Gray of Vine Grove. "In the 10 years Dr.   more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY TO ANNOUNCE GRANT FOR NEW TEACHING PROGRAM
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 14 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University President Gary Ransdell will hold a news conference Friday to announce the award of a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). NMSI is an innovative non-profit organization created to scale programs proven to positively impact math and science education in the United States. The news conference will begin at 11 a.m. in the lobby  more

WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY TO HONOR TOP VOLUNTEERS, ALUMNI CHAPTERS
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 5 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Western Kentucky University will recognize its top volunteers, alumni chapters and alumni Thursday night at the ninth annual Summit Awards. Distinguished Service Medals to recognize the service of the University's top three volunteers will be presented to Chuck Clark of Hoover, Ala., Belle Hunt of Bowling Green and Leo Peckenpaugh of Henderson. Terra Scovil of Louisville is the Young Alumna of t  more

WESTERN LITES CAFE SPRING 2008 MENUS
MACOMB, Ill., March 27 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University's dietetics, fashion merchandising and hospitality (DFMH) students offer healthy, delicious and homecooked lunch options at the Western Lites Cafe, which is open from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until May 1 in the Knoblauch Hall Dining Room 239. Lunch - $6 per person - is open to University personnel and the public. Reservations should be made by calling 309/298  more

WHAT'S IN A BONDING BILL?
ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 11 -- Minnesota State Rep. Kent Eken, DFL-District 2A, issued the following news release: Living within our means is a concept familiar to most of us. We all have experience with budgeting, most on a personal basis as we balance our household accounts. Many of us borrow funds over longer periods of time in order to purchase homes, cars, or other things we do not currently have the money available. With these thoughts in mind, I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss   more

What's New at BYU for November 2008
PROVO, Utah, Oct. 30 -- Brigham Young University issued the following news release: Monday, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Nov. 8 Come to the BYU Bookstore for the Children's Book Celebration where all children's books will be at least 20 percent off. Select Christmas and winter titles will be 30 percent off. For more information, contact Anika Prows at (801) 422-2552 or dir_off@byu.edu. Monday, Nov. 3 The Nursing Research Conference: Innovations in Patient Safety and Evidence-Based Research,   more

WHO SHOULD CONTROL OUR CHILDREN - PARENTS OR GOVERNMENT?
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 1 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Sviggum, R-District 28B, issued the following news release: State government cannot solve every problem that takes place in Minnesota. This is not a slam on the legislative process or lawmakers; it is just a simple fact. Take our children for instance. Parents are responsible for looking out for their child's best interest regardless of their age, for teaching their kids the difference between right and wrong, and for providing them wit  more

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY BARTON SCHOOL NAMES BARTON NEW BUSINESS DEAN
WICHITA, Kan., June 18 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: Douglas A. Hensler has been named dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business, according to Gary L. Miller, provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University. Hensler is dean and holder of the Sid Craig Endowed Dean's Chair of the Craig School of Business at California State University at Fresno. In July, John Beehler resigned as dean of the Barton School to b  more

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING GETS REACCREDITATION
WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 5 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: Wichita State University's College of Engineering has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program's commitment to providing its students with a quality education. Some of the strengths cited were: * Number of opportunities   more

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY RELEASES SURVEY OF COMPOSITES, ADVANCED MATERIALS FIRMS
WICHITA, Kan., June 4 -- Wichita State University issued the following news release: This month, the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University released results of the Survey of Advanced Materials and Composites Firms that assessed the regional business environment, innovation networks and regional norms and attitudes. The purpose of the online survey was to provide a deeper understanding of the regional economy, indicate gaps that required further i  more

WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 7 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: WKU's Continuing Education office will offer a Wilderness First Aid Course on Jan. 6-7. This program is designed for the person who might need to provide basic first aid in the event of an emergency. Families who go camping, scoutmasters, hunters and others who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle should consider this course. Studies have shown that many recreational accidents are preventable, and that i  more

WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER COURSE OFFERED DURING WINTER TERM
BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Nov. 7 -- Western Kentucky University issued the following news release: Emergency providers, outdoor professionals and Western Kentucky University students will be able to receive Wilderness First Responder (WFR) training during the 2008 WKU Winter Term. Hands-on training will help enable participants to provide first aid in areas where advanced medical care may be hours away. The Wilderness First Responder curriculum uses the principles of long-term care, improvised r  more

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHS BY BENDIG ON DISPLAY
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 6 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: "Life at the Edge of The Forest," a collection of original nature and wildlife photographs by Gary Bendig, will be on display at The University of Findlay's Lea Gallery, located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, Oct. 6 through Oct. 31. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. An artist's reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Virginia B. Gardn  more

WILLIAMS NAMED ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
MACOMB, Ill., June 13 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Ronald C. Williams, director for post-secondary education authorization at Tennessee Higher Education Commission in Nashville, TN, has been named Western Illinois University assistant vice president for academic affairs, effective July 14, according to Provost and Academic Affairs Vice President Jack Thomas. Williams has served as director for post-secondary education authorization at Tennessee Higher E  more

WILLIAMS SELECTED DANCE PROFESSIONAL OF YEAR BY STATE ORGANIZATION
FARMVILLE, Va., Nov. 30 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Rodney WilliamsWhen Rodney Williams was a freshman at William & Mary, he auditioned for the dance company. He didn't make it. "I had never taken a dance class; I thought you just danced," said Williams, who then threw himself into studying dance. Three decades later Williams, artist in residence at Longwood University and director of the Longwood Company of Dancers, says he is still learning. Thanks to him,   more

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY'S CAMPUS POLICE WINS A POLICE CAR AT STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGE EVENT
COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 5 -- Winthrop University issued the following press release: Winthrop University's Campus Police won one of six police cars at a statewide event this week to recognize law enforcement agencies and officers for their dedication to increase safety belt use, slow down speeders and reduce impaired and aggressive driving. The vehicle is a 2007 Dodge Charger, which is fully equipped and valued at around $28,000. The six agencies received the cars at the 2007 Law Enforceme  more

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS HOSTED SUPERMARKET OF VETERANS BENEFITS IN NEW RICHMOND NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY ON OCT. 24
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 28 -- The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Services issued the following news release: The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) hosted a Supermarket of Veterans Benefits in the New Richmond National Guard Armory on October 24th and 25th, as part of its "I Owe You" outreach campaign. In addition to WDVA, some additional providers present to assist attendees included the federal VA, Wisconsin Departments of Workforce Development and Military Affairs, County Vetera  more

WIU ADMINISTRATOR RECEIVES FULBRIGHT
MACOMB, Ill., May 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Kevin Timlin, assistant director in the Center for International Studies (CIS) at Western Illinois University, has been awarded a Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Program in Korea. Timlin, one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and education professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program, will tour Korea June 14-28 along with three other international educa  more

WIU BOT TO REVIEW NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS, STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE FEES
MACOMB, Ill., June 2 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees will consider two new undergraduate degree programs and an increase in student health insurance fees at the Friday, June 6 meeting at the WIU-Quad Cities campus in Moline. The WIU Board will begin at 8 a.m. with a scheduled executive session in accordance with the provisions of the Open Meetings Act. The open meeting will resume at approximately 9 a.m., f  more

WIU CELEBRATES GAY PRIDE MONTH
MACOMB, Ill., June 10 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Thirty-nine years ago, on June 27, 1969, a group of men rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. Dubbed the Stonewall Riots, this event is considered to be the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, and the month of June is traditionally noted as Gay Pride Month across the U.S. Each year, to raise awareness of, and support for, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and  more

WIU COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS RECEIVE ACCREDITATION
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 11 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Two Western Illinois University counselor education programs recently received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Master's of Science in Education Community Counseling degree program and the Master's of Science in Education School Counseling degree program each received accreditation through October 2016. CACREP is an independent  more

WIU FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RECORD YEAR IN FUNDRAISING
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 18 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University Foundation has reported a record high in fundraising for Fiscal Year 2008, with donors contributing more than $8.4 million, according to WIU President Al Goldfarb. "We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to everyone who has made a contribution to Western Illinois University," Goldfarb said. "The commitment of our alumni and friends provides our students a  more

WIU FOUNDERS' DAY; PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES OPERATING BUDGET INCREASE
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 23 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University President Al Goldfarb presented his seventh State of the University address at today's (Sept. 23) Founders' Day celebrations on Western's Macomb and Moline campuses. Goldfarb noted that Western began the 2008-2009 school year with a $1.6 million increase in the operating budget; and that state support, added to an additional $1.2 million in reallocated funds, provided Wester  more

WIU FY09 GENERAL REVENUE BUDGET IN PLACE
MACOMB, Ill., July 10 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Based on the budget action taken by Gov. Rod Blagojevich, Western Illinois University's general revenue budget was funded at the level passed by the Senate and the House. The FY09 general revenue budget for WIU, which goes into effect immediately, is $59.9 million, an increase of $1.6 million over the FY08 budget. "While we are pleased that we have an increased general revenue budget for the new fiscal   more

WIU HOMECOMING ROYALTY VOTING THROUGH OCT. 10
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Ten students are vying for king and queen of Western Illinois University's Homecoming 2008 - "Rocky Loves the 90s - which will include activities and events from Friday, Oct. 10 through Homecoming Day Saturday, Oct. 18. Student voting for royalty candidates is being held this week through Friday, Oct. 10 via STARS. Voting is also set up from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Friday in the University Union concourse  more

WIU INTERNATIONAL NEIGHBORS PROGRAM SEEKS MEMBERS
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 29 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University has almost 400 international students from more than 70 different countries. These students chose Western Illinois as the place to continue their education as well as to learn more about the United Sates. The WIU International Neighbors Program's purpose is to facilitate international students' experience of American culture and society through the help of Macomb community membe  more

WIU PARTICIPATES IN VOLUNTARY SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 29 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University, along with more than 300 colleges and universities from across the U.S., is participating in the College Portrait, a product of the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) project. The project was initiated in 2006 by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Wes  more

WIU PEACE CORPS FELLOWS TO ATTEND AMERICORPS OPENING DAY EVENT
MACOMB, Ill., Oct. 15 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: More than 800 AmeriCorps members will converge at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield (IL) Thursday, Oct. 16 to pledge their service at the Illinois AmeriCorps annual Opening Day event. Six Western Illinois University Peace Corps Fellows - who are also full-time AmeriCorps members and full-time graduate students at WIU - will be among the hundreds to take their service oaths during the daylo  more

WIU PHYSICS PROFESSOR EMERITUS INVITED TO PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTE
MACOMB, Ill., May 15 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University physics Professor Emeritus Yan Lwin has been invited to participate in the "Particle Physics in the Age of the Large Hadron Collider" conference to be held Friday-Saturday, May 30-31 at the University of California, Santa Barbara Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. The conference will address the development and completion of the particle accelerator and hadron collider,   more

WIU SAFE CAMPAIGN PROMOTES PREVENTION & PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Movies like "Old School" and "Animal House" celebrate alcohol use on college campuses and portray it to be one of the central features of campus life. But revered as these movies are-by young and old alike-they, and other movies that extol alcohol and other drug use, provide a significant disservice to college students, according to Wendy Walton, director of Western Illinois University's Alcohol and Other   more

WIU SPRING COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND: MAY 9-10 IN MACOMB; MAY 11 IN MOLINE; DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD TO SAMUEL OLIVA
MACOMB, Ill., May 2 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Ceremonies recognizing the academic and personal accomplishments of Western Illinois University students and alumni will be held Friday and Saturday, May 9-10 in Macomb and Sunday, May 11 in the Quad Cities during Western's Spring 2008 Commencement Weekend. Some 1,950 students - including more than 1,525 undergraduate and approximately 420 graduate students who have applied for graduation - are eligible t  more

WIU'S 2008 FALL SEMESTER IN GEAR
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 25 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: More than 3,500 students moved into Western Illinois University's residence halls Aug. 22-23, bringing the total of on-campus residents to more than 4,400 for Fall 2008 semester, which begins today, Monday, Aug. 25. President Al Goldfarb and senior level administrators were at the halls on Saturday to personally welcome and assist new students and their families with the transition to Western. The 5:  more

WIU'S HEMPHILL WINS NAT'L ONLINE LEARNING AWARD
MACOMB, Ill., June 25 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: A Western Illinois University educator has been lauded by an international technology society for her efforts in the online learning realm. Leaunda Hemphill, an associate professor in Western's instructional design and technology (IDT) department, was recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for her project, "Looking at Technology Integration Issues in the K-12 Classroo  more

WIU'S JAMES LA PRAD BESTOWED WITH NSEE 2008 HIGHER EDUCATION LEADER AWARD
MACOMB, Ill., Sept. 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University faculty member James La Prad has been selected to receive the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) 2008 Experiential Education Higher Education Leader of the Year in Florida later this month. La Prad is an associate professor in the department of educational and interdisciplinary studies in Western's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS). According to   more

WIU, ILLINOIS COMMUNITY COLLEGES ESTABLISH PARTNERSHIP
MACOMB, Ill., June 12 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Community college students from schools across the state of Illinois may soon have the opportunity to optimize their earned college credits, while remaining in their home community, through the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees Bachelor of Arts (BOT/BA) degree program. Western is extending a partnership agreement opportunity to Illinois' 48 community colleges that will allow community colleg  more

WIU-CSP/STUDENT SERVICES SUMMER INSTITUTE
MACOMB, Ill., May 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University will host the second annual College Student Personnel (CSP)/Student Services Summer Institute for Western's CSP alumni and former student services staff Thursday-Friday, June 26-27 on the WIU-Macomb campus. The institute is designed to serve the interests of Western Illinois' CSP alumni and staff working in higher education and student development, according to Vice President f  more

WIU-QC HOSTS LUNCHEON SERIES ON VOLUNTEERING
MACOMB, Ill., May 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The public is invited to lunch on three consecutive Wednesdays to learn about volunteerism needs and interests of the nonprofit community in the QCA. The series is being presented by Western Illinois University-Quad Cities in partnership with Mississippi Valley Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA). The series will take place on the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities campus, 3561 60th Street, M  more

WIU-QC LIBRARY RECEIVES GRANT FOR HOLOCAUST COLLECTION
MACOMB, Ill., July 1 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Library recently received a grant from a Quad Cities nonprofit to further support Holocaust education materials at the library. The WIU-QC Library received the $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend for the library's Jeff Leibovitz Special Collection of Holocaust Education Materials. According to WIU-QC Library Instructor Tom Finley,  more

WIU-QC PROFESSOR RETIRES, LEAVES BEHIND TAX LEGACY
MACOMB, Ill., May 14 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: With the passing of April 15th, Western Illinois University -Quad Cities marks the end of a tax preparation era. WIU-QC has sponsored the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for almost 20 years under the guidance of Associate Professor Tony Falgiani, who retires from Western this month and will move from the area. While Falgiani has planned for the transition of the program to the Center for E  more

WOLFE ENDOWMENT TO ADVANCE PRIORITIES IN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 24 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay recently announced the endowment of the Harold P. Wolfe College of Business Dean's Excellence Endowment as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration. This endowment will be used by the dean of the College of Business to advance the academic priorities of the college. It will provide the dean with the resources needed to achieve a higher level of excellence by funding ac  more

WOMEN 3.0 RANKS BALL STATE'S MBA PROGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN TOP 50
MUNCIE, Ind., Jan. 25 -- Ball State University issued the following news release: Women 3.0 magazine is listing Ball State University's master of business administration (MBA) program in entrepreneurship as one of the top 50 in the country. In the publication's February/March issue, the university's entrepreneurship program is listed alphabetically among colleges and universities offering "superior business degrees with a strong emphasis in entrepreneurship." To receive the ranking, a u  more

WOMEN BUSINESS OWNER'S ROUNDTABLE ON NOV. 5
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 29 -- The city of San Antonio issued the following press release: Are you a woman who wants to start your own business but you are not sure what steps to take to make this dream a reality? If you are a woman curious about how to start a successfully owned business then the City's Economic Development Department's (EDD) South Texas Women's Business Center (STWBC) has an event just for you. The STWBC will host a roundtable from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Novembe  more

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FACES FAIRMONT STATE
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay women's basketball team, who is currently 1-1 on the year, will be on the road on Saturday, November 24 to take on Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia. The contest is scheduled to take place at 2:00 p.m. Sights and Sounds All Oilers women's basketball home games can be heard live on 88.3 FM "WLFC". The games will be broadcasted by Vic Travagliante and Zach Beatty  more

WORKPLACE TRAINING FOCUS OF UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM
HOUSTON, Dec. 12 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Who says you can't teach a veteran employee new methods of productivity? For both new and experienced trainers, the process of instructing staff members on strategies, tactics, policies and other workplace topics can be challenging. To train the trainers, the University of Houston will host of a series of workshops presented by its Human Development & Consumer Sciences department (HDCS). HDCS' Trainer Certi  more

WORKSHOP ON MARCH 5 EXAMINES HIGH-RISK BEHAVIOR, SAFETY
MURRAY, Ky., Feb. 27 -- Murray State University issued the following news release: Brett Sokolow, president of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM), will be visiting Murray State University on Wednesday, March 5, to provide a workshop on "Drunk Sex or Date Rape: Can you Tell the Difference?" in conjunction with Kentucky's Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The workshop will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wrather West Kentucky Museum, located on campus. The workshop is an i  more

WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: WOMEN SHOULD REMEMBER MAMMOGRAMS
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 17 -- The Wyoming Department of Health has issued the following news release: With October observed as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wyoming Department of Health representatives are reminding Wyoming women to make needed mammogram appointments. The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older receive an annual mammogram and clinical breast examination, as well as perform monthly breast self-examinations. Additionally, it is recommended that   more

WYOMING SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO REGARDING 2008 WYOMING SCHOOL HEALTH PROFILES PRINCIPAL AND LEAD EDUCATION TEACHER SURVEY FULL RESULTS
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 17 -- The Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following memo: TO: School District Superintendents Principals FROM: Nathaniel Castellanos, Project Analyst SUBJECT: 2008 Wyoming School Health Profiles Principal and Lead Education Teacher Survey Full Results PLEASE CIRCULATE The School Health Profiles (Profiles) assist states and local education and health agencies in monitoring and assessing characteristics of school health education; phys  more

WYOMING SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO REGARDING INTERSTATE MINING COMPACT COMMISSION MINERAL EDUCATION AWARD
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 17 -- The Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following memo: TO: School District Superintendents FROM: Jim McBride, Ed.D. SUBJECT: Interstate Mining Compact Commission Mineral Education Award PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION Don McKenzie, Administrator of Land Quality at the Department of Environmental Quality asked me to send the attached letter to all Wyoming school superintendents. Please share this information about a mining education   more

YALE SCHOLAR'S GUIDE TO SEXUAL ETHICS WINS GRAWEMEYER RELIGION AWARD
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 6 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: A Yale scholar who says justice is an essential part of sexual ethics has won the 2008 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Margaret Farley, a professor emerita of Christian ethics at Yale Divinity school, earned the prize for the ideas set forth in her 2006 book, "Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics." Winner of the 17th Grawemeyer religion prize, her work was selected from among 52 en  more

YOUNGER'S ART COLLECTION IN OLD MAIN GALLERY
FINDLAY, Ohio, Oct. 1 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Selections from the art collection of Mariann Dana Younger will be on display in The University of Findlay's Old Main Gallery Oct. 4 through Dec. 12. The collection, titled "Hoorah for the Red, White and Blue!," will be on the second floor of Old Main on the UF campus. Political hot topics and campaign themes will be identified through selected works of art. A reception will be held from 1 until 2:30 p.m. S  more

YOUNGEST MAYOR OF BELLEFONTAINE TO SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM
FINDLAY, Ohio, April 9 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay's College of Liberal Arts welcomes Adam Brannon, mayor of Bellefontaine, Ohio, as a featured speaker during the second annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Alumni Memorial Union Multipurpose Room. Brannon graduated from the University with a degree in political science in May 2007. At age 22, he assumed office Jan. 1, 2008, becoming t  more

YOUTHBUILD HOLDS GRADUATION
MOREHEAD, Ky., Dec. 21 -- Morehead State University issued the following news release: YouthBuild student representative Kala Lynn Aregood addressed friends and family that gathered Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Kibbey Auditorium on Morehead State University's campus to honor the 10 YouthBuild participants, who were graduating. MSU's YouthBuild program, established in the fall of 2005 with a grant award to the Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy (IRAPP) from the U.S. Department o  more

ZOTERO JOINS FORCES WITH INTERNET ARCHIVE TO PROVIDE ONLINE SCHOLARLY ARCHIVE
FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 12 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: George Mason University's Center for History and New Media has joined forces with the Internet Archive on a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to provide what could potentially be the world's largest structured archival and access environment for scholarly material. Although libraries have dedicated much of their time to scanning and cataloguing their materials for online access, the expense   more

BLASZAK WINS NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
RADFORD, Va., March 3 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University counselor education graduate student Whitney Carper Blaszak of Blacksburg was selected by the American Counseling Association to be one of 10 master's level recipients of the 2008 Ross Trust Scholarships. Each year the ACA names 10 master's and five doctoral level recipients of the $1,000 awards. RU counselor education professor and department chair Alan Forrest expressed the department's del  more

MATHEMATICAL, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATIONAL SCIENCES HOSTS 2ND 'NUMB3RS @ JSU' WORKSHOP
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., May 21 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Mathematical, Computing, and Informational Sciences (MCIS) Department is excited to announce its 2nd Annual "Numb3rs at JSU" workshop that is open to any high school counselor/teacher to attend. In addition to learning more about the latest that the MCIS department has to offer (e.g., robotics, game and Web design, etc.), this year the workshop offers "hands-on" breakout sessions in the afternoo  more

ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: "Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." - Marian Wright Edelman. That opening line in the book, "Accountability for Results: the Realities of Data-Driven Decision Making," by Western Illinois University educational leadership faculty Sandra Watkins and Donna McCaw perfectly sums up the pair's feelings on education and sets the t  more

Arizona Dems: State GOP Violates Even More Campaign Finance Laws Republicans Face $162,000 Sanction
PHOENIX, Oct. 30 -- The Arizona Democratic Party issued the following news release: The Arizona Republican Party is again violating campaign finance law, this time blowing deadlines for reporting matching expenditures and flouting disclaimer requirements. The penalty for the laws that the GOP appears to have violated is a sanction of three times the amount spent. In these cases, the state GOP would be sanctioned $162,101.28. "Republicans should be severely sanctioned for such a desperat  more

BUDGET FOR STATE SCHOOLS DIE AMID ALABAMA SENATE STALLING TACTICS AS LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 20 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The state Senate Monday night killed the education budget for next year, forcing a special session and likely at least temporary layoffs of thousands of teachers. Senators couldn't agree whether to give public universities $25 million more than approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee. The disputed $25 million represented less than half of 1   more

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP DOCTORAL STUDENTS TO DEFEND DISSERTATIONS
MACOMB, Ill., Aug. 20 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Three Western Illinois University students are about to make history. Jay Marino, Michael Oberhaus and Vicki VanTuyle, students in Western's educational leadership doctorate degree program, will defend their final dissertations Friday, Aug. 22 and Monday, Aug. 25. The trio will graduate in December 2008, marking the first Ed.D. degrees awarded at Western. Marino, who is the associate superintendent f  more

ENGLEWOOD CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 28 MEETING
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 28 -- The Englewood City Council issued the text of its meeting agenda: OCTOBER 28, 2008 Networking at 5:30 P.M. I. Welcome & Introductions by Mayor & School Board President at 6:00 P.M. II. Introduction of staff by City Manager and School Superintendent III. Buffet Dinner IV. Discussion of the following topics 6:45 p.m. A. Duncan Park Update - Jerrell Black B. Recycling and Environmentally Friendly Projects (including State energy audit and impleme  more

HIGHLANDS COUNTY TEACHERS RECEIVE MINI-GRANTS FOR WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION PROJECTS
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: Twelve Highlands County teachers are among the record number of educators who applied for and received Splash! mini-grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded Splash! mini-grants to 209 educators totaling more than $413,000. That's 72 more grant recipients than last year. Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator,   more

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY TEACHERS RECEIVE MINI-GRANTS FOR WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION PROJECTS
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: Sixty-nine Hillsborough County teachers are among the record number of educators who applied for and received Splash! mini-grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded Splash! mini-grants to 209 educators totaling more than $413,000. That's 72 more grant recipients than last year. Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordi  more

LEADER OF HISTORIC PROTEST TO SPEAK AT LONGWOOD
FARMVILLE, Va., Dec. 17 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Paula CrisostomoPaula Crisostomo, who in 1968 was one of the leaders of a historic walkout by Mexican-American high school students in Los Angeles, will be the speaker for Longwood University's annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Crisostomo will speak Thursday, Jan. 24, at 3:30 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium on "Walk Out: The Story of the Struggle for Educational Rights in the   more

LONGWOOD RECOGNIZES FACULTY, STAFF AT ANNUAL EMPLOYEE BANQUET
FARMVILLE, Va., Feb. 28 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood University staff and faculty were recognized in the annual Employee Service Awards Program and ARAMARK Banquet, held Feb. 15 in Dorrill Dining Hall. "As I look back over my years at Longwood University," President Patricia Cormier told faculty and staff, "I give thanks for the privilege of serving this community and working with you…Without you, Farmville and the greater community would not have so   more

MARION COUNTY TEACHERS RECEIVE MINI-GRANTS FOR WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION PROJECTS
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: Four Marion County teachers are among the record number of educators who applied for and received Splash! mini-grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded Splash! mini-grants to 209 educators totaling more than $413,000. That's 72 more grant recipients than last year. Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator, attri  more

NEW DOCTORAL AND MASTER'S PROGRAMS APPROVED BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
RADFORD, Va., June 10 -- Radford University issued the following news release: Radford University recently received approval from the Virginia General Assembly to offer two new graduate programs: a doctoral degree in physical therapy (DPT) and a master's degree in occupational therapy (MOT). According to Raymond Linville, dean of the RU Waldron College of Health and Human Services and a leader in the DPT and MOT initiative, the graduate programs were developed to address a significant shor  more

RICHMOND VOTERS HUNGRY FOR CHANGE: HAVE MIXED VIEWS ON CITY LEADERS AND INSTITUTIONS, UNHAPPY ABOUT HANDLING OF MOST ISSUES
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 26 -- Christopher Newport University issued the following news release: Half of Richmond voters think the city is headed in the right direction, but when it comes to evaluating the overall political leadership of Richmond city government, voters by a wide margin want change. Just over 70% of voters say they want change and a new direction, while 20% say things are going well and should continue as is. This desire for change is reflected in mostly negative views of the  more

SARASOTA COUNTY TEACHERS RECEIVE MINI-GRANTS FOR WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION PROJECTS
BROOKSVILLE, Fla., Oct. 30 -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: Fifteen Sarasota County teachers are among the record number of educators who applied for and received Splash! mini-grants through the Southwest Florida Water Management District. This year the District awarded Splash! mini-grants to 209 educators totaling more than $413,000. That's 72 more grant recipients than last year. Mary Margaret Hull, lead communications coordinator,   more

SCHOOL LAW CONFERENCE AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY MARCH 7
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 20 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Student speech: What is covered by the First Amendment and what's not? What can school districts do to prevent employee abuse and misuse of social network sites? As educational administrators and school board members strive to lead successful schools, they must keep up-to-date with law and policy. That's where the 19th annual Western Illinois University School Law Conference, "Contemporary Legal Issues in   more

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION SPELLINGS SELECTS MEMBERS FOR NATIONAL ASSESSMENT GOVERNING BOARD
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following press release: U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced the appointment and re-appointment of six National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) members. The 24-member governing board develops policy guidance for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the only continuing assessment of what students have learned in various subjects. The following members are being newly appointed to the   more

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES LAUNCHES ONLINE AFRICAN AMERICAN ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 12 -- University of Louisville issued the following news release: Lyman T. Johnson. Courtesy of Louisville Defender Collection, Photographic Archives, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville (Image Number 1985.26.415). University Libraries has compiled 19 interviews from the University of Louisville Oral History Center into the African American Oral History collection and provided online access through its Digital Collections website. Anyone with access to a com  more

ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: "Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." - Marian Wright Edelman. That opening line in the book, "Accountability for Results: the Realities of Data-Driven Decision Making," by Western Illinois University educational leadership faculty Sandra Watkins and Donna McCaw perfectly sums up the pair's feelings on education and sets the t  more

FENTY, RHEE INTRODUCE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUDGET REPROGRAMMING TO INCREASE CLASSROOM FUNDING
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 27 -- District of Columbia Public Schools issued the following news release: Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Michelle Rhee announced today that the administration has identified funds from the DCPS central office that can be directly reallocated to the schools. This reprogramming would align school budgets with actual enrollment and create programs to better engage students and encourage them to be more involved in their e  more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS COMMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ISSUES
FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 21 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: Penelope Earley Professor, College of Education and Human Development Director, Center for Education Policy Expertise: Teacher education policy, federal and state education policy, gender equity Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University, Earley was a vice president at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in Washington, D.C. At AACTE her responsibilities inclu  more

IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVES TO BE IN MACKAY ON OCT. 29 TO PRESENT MACKAY HIGH SCHOOL WITH ADDITIONAL YEARLY PROGRESS AWARD
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 27 -- The Idaho Board of Education issued the following news release: Representatives from the Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) will be in the Mackay on Wednesday, October 29 to present Mackay High School with the Additional Yearly Progress Award. This award is given to schools which make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP under No Child Left Behind) for two consecutive years or more and achieve an increase of 10% or more proficiency in 2008. Only 15 schools (out of a possi  more

LCCLL TUTORING PROGRAM GEARS UP FOR FALL SESSION
FARMVILLE, Va., Aug. 20 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood's Center for Communication, Literacy, and Learning (LCCLL) will begin its fall tutoring sessions on September 2. Tutoring is available in reading, history, mathematics, English, science, and organizational skills. Sessions are conducted by qualified Longwood University students who are guided and supervised by faculty. Shirley Lee, who has 30 years of experience in education including seven years as ass  more

STATE REP. OLSON DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1 -- Minnesota State Rep. Mark Olson, DFL-District 16B, issued the following news release: Dear Friends and Neighbors, The following are just a few highlights covering the period since March 13th. Last Friday marked the final committee deadline with just 25 legislative days remaining in the last regular session of this biennium. There have been several controversial committee votes as the committee process came to an end. First, in the House Local Government  more

STATE REP. OLSON DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 7 -- Minnesota State Rep. Mark Olson, DFL-District 16B, issued the following news release: Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thank you for your continued attentiveness to our legislative process. The following is an update on some of the recent legislative activities. It had to be an act of God that provided some good fruit to help restore our republic that we daily pledge allegiance to. Last weeks focused efforts brought educational reform back to the legislature. It's  more

SUPERINTENDENT BERGESON ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING NEW TITLE I REGULATIONS ISSUED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 30 -- The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following news release: Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education issued more than 440 pages of new Title I regulations that will make the federal "No Child Left Behind" law even more difficult to implement here in Washington and throughout the country. I have been a strong, consistent supporter of school accountability. But as I have noted many times in the past, accountabilit  more

TWO WEEKS UNTIL ADJOURNMENT
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 6 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors, With this busy legislative session winding down, the debates are heating up. The omnibus education policy bill was approved this week, with many provisions of the bill being controversial it made for a long debate on the House floor. Such provisions include sex education in school. The sex education language that was discussed on the House floor includes some   more

ACCOUNTABILITY IN EDUCATION
MACOMB, Ill., Feb. 19 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: "Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." - Marian Wright Edelman. That opening line in the book, "Accountability for Results: the Realities of Data-Driven Decision Making," by Western Illinois University educational leadership faculty Sandra Watkins and Donna McCaw perfectly sums up the pair's feelings on education and sets the t  more

FENTY, RHEE INTRODUCE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUDGET REPROGRAMMING TO INCREASE CLASSROOM FUNDING
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 27 -- District of Columbia Public Schools issued the following news release: Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Michelle Rhee announced today that the administration has identified funds from the DCPS central office that can be directly reallocated to the schools. This reprogramming would align school budgets with actual enrollment and create programs to better engage students and encourage them to be more involved in their e  more

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS COMMENT ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ISSUES
FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 21 -- George Mason University issued the following news release: Penelope Earley Professor, College of Education and Human Development Director, Center for Education Policy Expertise: Teacher education policy, federal and state education policy, gender equity Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University, Earley was a vice president at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in Washington, D.C. At AACTE her responsibilities inclu  more

IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVES TO BE IN MACKAY ON OCT. 29 TO PRESENT MACKAY HIGH SCHOOL WITH ADDITIONAL YEARLY PROGRESS AWARD
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 27 -- The Idaho Board of Education issued the following news release: Representatives from the Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) will be in the Mackay on Wednesday, October 29 to present Mackay High School with the Additional Yearly Progress Award. This award is given to schools which make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP under No Child Left Behind) for two consecutive years or more and achieve an increase of 10% or more proficiency in 2008. Only 15 schools (out of a possi  more

LCCLL TUTORING PROGRAM GEARS UP FOR FALL SESSION
FARMVILLE, Va., Aug. 20 -- Longwood University issued the following news release: Longwood's Center for Communication, Literacy, and Learning (LCCLL) will begin its fall tutoring sessions on September 2. Tutoring is available in reading, history, mathematics, English, science, and organizational skills. Sessions are conducted by qualified Longwood University students who are guided and supervised by faculty. Shirley Lee, who has 30 years of experience in education including seven years as ass  more

STATE REP. OLSON DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 1 -- Minnesota State Rep. Mark Olson, DFL-District 16B, issued the following news release: Dear Friends and Neighbors, The following are just a few highlights covering the period since March 13th. Last Friday marked the final committee deadline with just 25 legislative days remaining in the last regular session of this biennium. There have been several controversial committee votes as the committee process came to an end. First, in the House Local Government  more

STATE REP. OLSON DISCUSSES LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 7 -- Minnesota State Rep. Mark Olson, DFL-District 16B, issued the following news release: Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thank you for your continued attentiveness to our legislative process. The following is an update on some of the recent legislative activities. It had to be an act of God that provided some good fruit to help restore our republic that we daily pledge allegiance to. Last weeks focused efforts brought educational reform back to the legislature. It's  more

SUPERINTENDENT BERGESON ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING NEW TITLE I REGULATIONS ISSUED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 30 -- The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following news release: Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education issued more than 440 pages of new Title I regulations that will make the federal "No Child Left Behind" law even more difficult to implement here in Washington and throughout the country. I have been a strong, consistent supporter of school accountability. But as I have noted many times in the past, accountabilit  more

TWO WEEKS UNTIL ADJOURNMENT
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 6 -- Minnesota State Rep. Steve Smith, R-District 33A, issued the following news release: Dear Neighbors, With this busy legislative session winding down, the debates are heating up. The omnibus education policy bill was approved this week, with many provisions of the bill being controversial it made for a long debate on the House floor. Such provisions include sex education in school. The sex education language that was discussed on the House floor includes some   more




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