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School Counselors Tipoffs Newsletter for Sunday November 09, 2008


School Counselors Tipoffs Newsletter for Sunday November 09, 2008 ( 1132 items )  

'AGGIE 100' HONOREES ANNOUNCED
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Oct. 31 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: The Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship formally announced the 4th Annual "Aggie 100" recipients during a campus luncheon Friday (Oct. 31). In these tight economic times, Texas A&M highlighted the achievements of the 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned businesses. Their compound annual growth rates ranged from 29 percent to 261 percent. Recipients of this year's list ha  more

'BRAC MAN' OVERSEEING APG TRANSFORMATION FOR BRAC, APG 2012
ABERDEEN, Md., Oct. 23 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: An engineer officer is overseeing the transformation of the installation for base realignment and closure and APG 2012. Col. Andrew Nelson, the deputy garrison commander for Transformation, who started working at APG in June 2008 at the BRAC Transformation Office, said that his focus goes beyond BRAC. "Some people call me the 'BRAC man'," Nelson said, "but it is much more than BRAC. It is transfo  more

'BUSY' IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT FOR EDUCATION MAJOR KOPP
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 6 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: To say Middletown resident Megan Kopp was "busy" would be an understatement. Married and expecting her first child on Christmas Day, excelling in a demanding major at Penn State Harrisburg, student teaching, and a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Megan "hasn't had a day off in four years." But she adds, "It's all been worth it." Her efforts have been rewarded with a $2  more

'CHILDHOOD OBESITY' AT UNIVERSITY HOUR
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Oct. 29 -- Eastern Connecticut State University issued the following news release: A University Hour presentation on "Childhood Obesity" will be presented on Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at Eastern Connecticut State University in the Johnson Community Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. The event has been organized by the Heath and Physical Education department, and Laura Worthington, graduate assistant in the Office of Academic Affairs. Area professionals who will comment on the   more

'FIRE: FOUNDATION TO IMPACT, REVITALIZE AND EMPOWER'
ERIE, Pa., April 1 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Carl B. Mack, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, will speak at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, on Thursday, April 10. Mack appears as part of the college's School of Engineering Speaker Series. His talk, titled "FIRE: Foundation to Impact, Revitalize and Empower," will be held at 7 p.m. in the Samuel P. "Pat" Black Conference Center in the college's  more

'GLOBAL WARMING, FUEL SCARCITY CHALLENGES FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS'
Shimla, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) Global economic competition, global warming, crumbling physical infrastructure, energy and fuel scarcity, increased fiscal deficits and a public education system are the major challenges before the coming generations, said Himachal Pradesh Governor Prabha Rau here Saturday. Rau emphasised the need to evolve a system of education that focuses on the mission of transforming societies into more wholesome environment for human, social, moral and spiritual habitation. She  more

'HUMILITY' IS A KEY INGREDIENT OF UPCOMING WORLD EDUCATION CONFERENCE, ACCORDING TO STATE REP. VERNON G. SMITH
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 29 -- Indiana State Rep. Vernon G. Smith, D-14th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) said one of the topics to be explored at the 2008 International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE) World Conference will be the role of humility in education. The conference will be Sept. 18-20 in the Hyatt Lisle near Naperville, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. "There will be several dynamic speakers at the conference," sai  more

'IMPROVING ACCESS TO DENTAL HEALTH CARE'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, released the following column: Oral health in America has improved dramatically over the last 50 years. Great progress has been made in understanding and treating common oral diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease, and we now have safe and effective measures for preventing or delaying the progression of dental health problems. These advances, however, have not occurred evenly across all sectors of our population, particularly among   more

'LITERACY AMONG GIRLS OF MUSLIM COMMUNITY NEEDED'
Aligarh, Nov 8 (UNI) Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari's wife Salma Ansari today highlighted the need of education, especially among the Muslim girls, and asked their parents to send them to school. ''There is still a dearth of education among the girls belonging to the Muslim community,'' Ms Ansari said at the Aligarh Muslim University here on the occasion of the birth anniversary of its founder Sir Syyed Ahmad. ''Either the parents don't pay attention towards them, or they don't want   more

'PACK THE HOUSE' JAN. 12 AS WESTERWINDS VS. NDSU BISON; ALUMNA RETURNS
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 8 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The place to be Saturday, Jan. 12 is Western Hall on the Western Illinois University campus for an exciting Summit League basketball game between Western Illinois and new league member North Dakota State University. Game time is 4:30 p.m. Coach Leslie Crane's Westerwinds (5-9, 3-0 The Summit League) will battle the Bison (7-7, 2-2 Summit League), who are coached by WIU Alumna Amy Ruley MS '79. Western  more

'STUDENTS WITH AUTISM IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS'
ERIE, Pa., Feb. 7 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Continuing Education at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host the course "Students With Autism in Inclusive Settings" on three consecutive Saturdays in March. There are more than 10,000 students in Pennsylvania's schools who have been diagnosed with autism or another pervasive developmental disorder. This course is designed to help educators, counselors, and parents integra  more

'THIS CRISIS IS DIFFERENT'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, released the following column: Main Street investors saving for their children's education or for retirement are suffering greatly in the current financial crisis. What is deeply disturbing, however, in addition to the magnitude of the crisis, is that they are suffering not because of bad investments they made but because of bad investments made by Wall Street. This crisis is different, and it requires a new regulatory response. Walk d  more

(REOPEN) PEOPLE AP BELGIUM KING TWO LAST HYDERABAD
Later, visiting the prestigious Indian School of Business (ISB), the Belgium King appreciated the ISB for providing world class higher education to management professionals. He briefly exchanged pleasantries with the students and faculty at the ISB after going around the picturesque campus. He planted a sapling on the occasion, official sources said.  more

110TH CONGRESS RECORD OF VETERANS LEGISLATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- Republicans on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee issued the following news release: 110th Congress The Record of Veterans Legislation Honorable Steve Buyer, Ranking Member The U.S. House of Representatives passed 75 Veterans bills during the 110th Congress. Of these, 18 became law, including many important bipartisan initiatives. Securing Increased Budgets for our Nation's Veterans: Total funding for veterans programs increased 111 percent during the   more

12 HONORED AS TOP ACADEMIC ADVISERS
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., April 29 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: During the annual Academic Honors and Awards Day ceremony April 22 at Austin Peay State University, 12 faculty members were recognized as outstanding academic advisers. From the College of Arts and Letters, advisers honored were Dr. Linda Davis, associate professor of languages and literature; Dr. Mike Gotcher, professor and chair of communication; Dr. Thomas King, professor of music; and Dr. Mi  more

17 OF 24 FEDERAL AGENCIES MET 2007 SMALL BUSINESS GOAL IN SBA'S ANNUAL CONTRACTING SCORECARD
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The Small Business Administration issued the following press release: Small businesses won a record $83.2 billion in federal prime contracts in Fiscal Year 2007, an increase of almost $6 billion from 2006, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration's second annual small business procurement scorecard, which was released today. In addition, each socio-economic group increased its share of federal contracting dollars by at least $1 billion. The total does not   more

2008 BYRD SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 6 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy announced today that 175 New Jersey students are among the national winners of federally-funded Robert C. Byrd scholarships for 2008. A list of New Jersey winners is available online here: http://www.nj.gov/education/news/2008/0806byrd_a.pdf "We are very proud of these outstanding students," said Commissioner Davy. "They have all demonstrated that the  more

2008 DISABILITIES AWARENESS WEEK TO TAKE PLACE AT NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 24 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Disabilities Awareness Week 2008 will be held at North Carolina A&T State University, November 11, 13 &14, 2008 in the New Education Building. The event is presented by the Rehabilitation of Racial and Ethnic Minorities with Behavioral Addictions (REMBA) grant and the National Federation of the Blind. The activities are being supported by NC A&T's Rehabilitation Counseling Program and th  more

2008 EXCEL AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT HOMECOMING GAME
LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 28 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: Two University of Kansas seniors were presented with the 17th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Texas Tech homecoming football game Oct. 25 in Memorial Stadium. The 2008 ExCEL award winners are Rachel Burchfield of Topeka and Fairmont, W.Va. and Nathan Mack of Lawrence. The ExCEL Award provides an annual $500 award to two students. The winners w  more

2008 SEMA Scholarship Applications Now Available
DIAMOND BAR, Calif., Jan. 17 -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association issued the following news release: Full-time students in the United States and Canada pursuing a career in the automotive industry may be eligible for financial assistance through the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF). The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 to foster leadership opportunities in the automotive specialty equipment market and support education. Since its inception, the SMSF has   more

2008 TEACHER RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN AIMS TO BE 'A STEP AHEAD'
TRENTON, N.J., May 23 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: The New Jersey Department of Education's recruitment unit is participating in a busy spring season of activities that is culminating today when 300 students from 40 school districts are expected to participate in the first-ever statewide conference to promote future educator organizations at the high school level. The conference, will be held in the Brower Student Center at The College of New  more

2008-09 LIBRARY ATHENAEUM: MCMILLAN TO KICK OFF PROGRAM'S 2ND YEAR
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 16 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: The former Tennessee House of Representatives majority leader and now an executive official at Austin Peay State University, Kim McMillan will kick off the 2008-09 Library Athenaeum program. The series will begin at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 in Woodward Library. McMillan, who most recently was senior adviser to Gov. Phil Bredesen before coming to APSU, will present "The Role of Women in Leade  more

2009 MAINE TEACHER OF YEAR FINALISTS NAMED
AUGUSTA, Maine, Aug. 27 -- The Maine Department of Education issued the following news release: Three elementary school teachers and one career and technical education teacher are state finalists for the title of 2009 Maine Teacher of the Year. The 2009 finalists are: Michelle Gagne, a first grade teacher at Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn; David Giroux, a grade 9-12 automotive technology instructor at Maine Vocational Region Ten School in Brunswick; Gloria L. Noyes, a fifth g  more

2009 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY CHILDREN PROGRAM IS UNDER WAY
FORT LEE, Va., Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release: By Caroline Williams DeCA marketing specialist If you're a high school or college student and the child of a military family looking for ways to found your education, you might want to checkout the 2009 Scholarships for Military Children Program that began Nov. 3. Scholarship applications are available in commissaries worldwide and online through a link at https://www.commissaries.com and at http://www.mili  more

23RD ANNUAL EARLY CHILDHOOD WINTER CONFERENCE EXPLORES ACTION-BASED LEARNING
HOUSTON, Nov. 4 -- The Harris County Department of Education issued the following press release: Physical movement and the learning process headlines the 23rd Annual Early Childhood Winter Conference on Jan. 31 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown as several thousand educators convene to learn about best practices and practical application of new advances in early childhood education. Keynote speaker Jean Blaydes Madigan presents: "Action-Based Learning: How Movement Anchors Learning" at the day  more

30TH SMALL CITY, REGIONAL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 29 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: The UWSP Center for the Small City and Regional Community Conference will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on November 5 and 6. The free, public conference theme is "Social and Economic Development in the Small City." Thirty years ago a handful of faculty members at UWSP approached then Chancellor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, as well as Letters and  more

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION GARNERS SUBSTANCIAL PRESS COVERAGE
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., Oct. 29 -- Pennsylvania State University at New Kensington issued the following news release: The concluding events of Penn State New Kensington's 50th anniversary commemoration received extensive press coverage by Alle-Kiski Valley- and Pittsburgh-area newspapers. The Grand Finale Gala on Oct. 23 at Oakmont Country Club resulted in a Valley News Dispatch story the next day featuring a photo of Chancellor Kevin Snider, resplendent in a black tuxedo, addressing the mor  more

68 PARTICIPANTS SPLASH COLLEGE FOR KIDS ATTENDANCE MARK AT ARAVAIPA CAMPUS
WINKELMAN, Ariz., July 25 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: The best way to lure young students toward a college education is by floating out exciting programs like College for Kids offered by Central Arizona College. And the lead admirals of this armada designed to promote education are the administrators and teachers who have found a safe harbor at Central Arizona College's Aravaipa Campus. From July 7-17, 68 students from the eastern Pinal County area set   more

86 Percent Of Adults (18-Years-Old Or Older) Read America's Community Newspapers Weekly
COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 7 -- The National Newspaper Association issued the following news releases: Just when Americans find themselves drawn to news reports from a contentious presidential election and deflating economic challenges, new research from the National Newspaper Association (NNA) again demonstrates that Main Street America relies upon community newspapers to inform and empower citizens from coast to coast. In a follow-up to its landmark 2005 research and 2007 update, NNA finds that 86  more

9 IN 10 BRITS HAPPY DESPITE CREDIT CRUNCH, CLAIMS SURVEY
London, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): Britons surely know how to remain happy during troubled times, for a new survey has revealed that nine out of ten people are positive despite rising unemployment and the threat from the worst recession. The report by the National Social Marketing Centre and University College London says "in general, Britain is a happy nation." Nearly 70 per cent of those questioned expect more positive than negative experiences. The survey involving 1,994 people showed that high e  more

A whole new world at World's End
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- World's End at Horton Plains is more famously known as a place where 'lovers' have leapt to their deaths in typical Romeo and Juliet fashion. Today, it has a permanent landscape which exudes with clean and tidy lush green moor fields and a cool climate that is pollution free. Nature lovers to Horton Plains previously would have noticed how much rubbish was strewn all along the beautiful plains. Even the path leading to World's End was littered with plastic bottles and afte  more

A. MEEHAN: PREPARING FOR SUCCESS IN DISASTER RELIEF
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 7 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: While buckling their seat belts after boarding an airplane, passengers heard the following from an attendant during the in-flight safety presentation: Your seat cushions can be used for flotation. In the event of an emergency water landing, please take them with our compliments. This classic aviation humor provides a comical tone to emergency preparedness. Emergency management has come into its  more

AAMA Provides Architects with Eight Continuing Education Courses
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 9 -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) hosted local architects during the Architects of a Better Mind educational seminar presented at the Las Vegas Convention Center on October 6 and 7. The event focused on up-to-date insights on residential and commercial fenestration product applications. Offered concurrently with the GlassBuild America trade show, the se  more

ABA Business Law Conference Examines the Economic Meltdown While Addressing Bankruptcy, Deferred Compensation and Safe Harbors
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The recent economic meltdown will be a major focus during the Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21-22. The meeting, which brings together leading business lawyers from around the country, will also feature sessions on bankruptcy, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and safe harbor provisions. "The Fall Meeting pr  more

ACCREDITING COUNCIL ON EDUCATION IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATIONS RE-ACCREDITS FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY'S JOURNALISM DIVISION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 7 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University's (FAMU) Division of Journalism has been re-accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. "We strongly recommend re-accreditation," wrote Trevor Brown, professor emeritus at Indiana University, and Jackie Jones, a longtime journalist and director for Jones Coaching. Brown and Jones   more

ACS Chemistry Enterprise 2015 Report Predicts Strong Growth, Expanding Markets
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 -- The American Chemical Society issued the following news release: Looking ahead a decade, experts predict strong growth, expanding markets and increased capacity for the Chemistry Enterprise. This vision for the future is contained in "The Chemistry Enterprise 2015," a report recently issued by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. Throughout 2005, then ACS President William F. Carroll, Jr., Ph.D., led a Society-wide effort to anticipa  more

ADAMS SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO CLASS OF 2009
MALDEN, Mass., Oct. 30 -- The Massachusetts Department of State Police issued the following news release: Nearly 17,500 students in the class of 2009 were notified this week that they have qualified to receive the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, the state's largest merit-based scholarship program. A total of 17,469 students from the class of 2009 received the scholarship, an increase of nearly 500 students over last year. Eligibility is based on performance on the English language arts  more

ADAMS WILL SPEAK AT NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 31 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Alma S. Adams, scholar, artist, legislator and community activist, has been selected to speak at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 2008 Fall Commencement, Saturday, Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. As an avid supporter of education and an A&T alum, Adams will address the more than 600 graduates and their guests. Adams has served in the  more

ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE SET FOR NOV.19-20
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Oct. 29 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: The 26th Annual Administrative Leadership Institute (ALI) is scheduled for Nov. 19-20 and the theme this year is "Superhero Texas School Leaders Close The Student Achievement Gap: A Vision Fulfilled." Held at the College Station Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, the conference will explore how school administrators are successfully closing the achievement gap. The registration deadline is Friday (Oct.  more

AFGHANISTAN, ISAF PLACE FIRST STONE FOR NEW SCHOOL
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct. 31 -- NATO's International Security Assistance Force issued the following press release: ISAF's Herat Provincial Reconstruction Team is building the school at the request of the local education department chief. The goal is to improve the city's school capacity. This school will provide classes for almost 2,300 students, who are currently taking classes under improvised tents. During the symbolic ceremony, Ghulam Hazrattanah, chief of the Education Department, than  more

AFT-Oregon Supports Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 4 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Oregon's affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers has given its support to Jeff Merkley in his campaign for U.S. Senate. They are the seventh labor union to lend their early support to Merkley. "AFT-Oregon is excited to recommend Jeff for his longstanding commitment to Oregon's education system and to working families across the state," AF  more

AFTER ALIENS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS GOES ON GHOST HUNT!
London, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): It seems Robbie Williams can't get enough of spooky things - the singer joined a group of teenagers who were on a ghost hunt in a haunted pub. The 34-year-old pop recluse, who's known for his fascination with aliens, chatted up 15 kids on a youth project, in which they embarked on a tour of the spooky Leopard Hotel and looked for eerie lights and slamming doors. Robbie, a paranormal fan, was visiting the famous 18th-century hotel near his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent,   more

Aging Lecture
KIRKSVILLE, Mo., Feb. 7 -- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine issued the following news release: The ATSU Committee on Aging is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Lecture on Aging featuring Sue Levkoff, MSW, SM, Sc.D., enhancing healthcare providers' understanding of the challenges and opportunities in treating and caring for older patients. Dr. Levkoff is associate professor in psychiatry at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and associate professor of the Department  more

AGRILIFE EXTENSION STARTS LIVESTOCK LABOR EDUCATION PILOT PROJECT
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 29 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program: The Texas AgriLife Extension Service has created the Agricultural Workforce and Community Development Program to address one of the key issues identified at the High Plains Livestock 2027 Conference. Worker retention through communications and training, as well as the ability of employees and their families to become active participan  more

AIR FORCE OFFICIALS SEEK RECRUITERS, INSTRUCTORS, MTIS
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release: By Tech. Sgt. Mike Hammond Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs Air Education and Training Command officials here are seeking hundreds of members for immediate assignment as recruiters, technical school and Basic Military Training instructors. The need for instructors is in response to the Air Force end-strength increase of roughly 4,000 members and the Basic Expeditionary Airm  more

ALABAMA COMMUNITY OF EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE BRANCHES OUT
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 14 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The ACE committee is working on a law to preserve the old trees in Jacksonville and encourage the planting of new ones. Photo: Anita Kilgore Jacksonvilles Alabama Community of Excellence program has begun to branch out literally. A subcommittee has been formed from the ACE Quality of Life committee to look at a tree ordinance for the city of Jacksonville. Consisting of developers, business p  more

ALABASTER CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 22 MEETING
ALABSTER, Ala., Jan. 22 -- The city of Alabaster issued the following City Council meeting minutes: A regular meeting of the Alabaster City Council was held in the Municipal Annex on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 7:00 P.M., and there were present at said meeting Councilpersons: PRESENT: Jim McClain, Mike Sherwood, Tommy Ryals, Angela Moseley, Bob Hicks and Rick Walters. ABSENT: Jerry Workman. MEETING OPENING The meeting was opened with prayer followed with the Pledge of Allegiance  more

ALABASTER CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 7 MEETING
ALABSTER, Ala., Jan. 7 -- The city of Alabaster issued the following City Council meeting minutes: A regular meeting of the Alabaster City Council was held in the Municipal Annex on Monday, January 7, 2008, at 7:00 P.M., and there were present at said meeting Councilpersons: PRESENT: Jim McClain, Mike Sherwood, Tommy Ryals, Angela Moseley, Bob Hicks, Jerry Workman and Rick Walters. ABSENT: None. MEETING OPENING The meeting was opened with prayer followed with the Pledge of Allegia  more

ALLERGY EXPERT AT UMDNJ OFFERS GARDENERS TIPS ON AVOIDING ALLERGENS
NEWARK, N.J., April 10 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: With the onset of spring, gardening enthusiasts can finally satisfy their desire to enjoy emerging fresh flowers and budding plants. However, pollen from trees, shrubs, and grasses can make gardening more of a chore than a pursuit of enjoyment. A noted allergy expert at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey offers a few suggestions to minimize risk of exposure to al  more

ALUMNI CONNECT TO MAKE STUDENT CENTER A REALITY
OXFORD, Ohio, Oct. 27 -- Miami University issued the following news release: Nearly 125 alumni and student volunteers came to campus before the Homecoming game Saturday to learn how to use social networking to help the Bicentennial Student Center (BSC) become a reality. This new fundraising campaign - cutting edge for higher education - is modeled after such popular social networking as Facebook, in which people create a group of friends with whom they stay in constant contact. By build  more

ALUMNI HONORED FOR SERVICE, DEDICATION
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 5 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news release: University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design students will benefit from a recent gift from national design firm Cooper Carry. The firm has pledged $25,000 to the college in memory of former senior associate and UT alumnus Thomas E. Robbins. The endowment will establish travel scholarships for architecture students. The pledge is in addition to a $25,000 commitment by Greg Miller, Manny   more

ALUMNI TO MARRY ON CAMPUS, WITH PROFESSOR OFFICIATING
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 9 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Sherry Collins and Michael Clark attended APSU, graduated from APSU and on Sept. 13 will be married at APSU. The ceremony will take place in front of Harned Hall with Professor of English Barry Kitterman officiating. Harned Hall is a special place to Collins, who graduated in May with a degree in English and literature and now works in the APSU Department of Languages and Literature as a secretar  more

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS PRESIDENT WEINGARTEN TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: TESTIMONY OF RANDI WEINGARTEN, PRESIDENT, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel, Ranking Member McCrery, and other members of the House Ways and Means Committee, thank you for this opportunity to testify on the urgent need for Congress to pass an economic stimulus package that chooses to invest-not divest -in America's future at this important mo  more

AN EXPLORATION OF SILENCE AS LEGENDARY MIME BILL BOWERS PERFORMS FREE AT CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
ELLENSBURG, Wash., Oct. 31 -- Central Washington University issued the following news release: His performances may be quiet but the emotions and messages world-renowned mime Bill Bowers expresses are vivid and intense. Bowers, who studied under the legendary mime Marcel Marceau, will treat Central Washington University to one of his moving and hilarious performances Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., during a free show at McConnell Auditorium. His appearance is part of CWU's 2008 Performing Arts  more

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR MILITARY ACADEMY NOMINATIONS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. (4th CD), issued the following weekly message: Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to all of those who choose to serve in the armed services. It's the work of these men and women that protects the freedoms and values upon which the United States was founded. One of the keys to maintaining the best military in the world is attracting the highest caliber individuals to enroll in our nation's military academies each year. As your U.S. Represen  more

ANDAMANâ€TMS TRIBAL BOYS IN INDIAN SOCCER TEAM FOR CHINA
Port Blair, Nov 8 (UNI) Two tribal boys of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are all set to find place in the 18-member Indian team, which would take part in the Asian School football Championship to be held at China from November 16 to 26. Both the selected footballers-- Shahnawaz and Anthony-- have already proceeded to Agra via Chennai. Kumar Shahnawaz has been selected in the team and Kumar Anthony is in stand-by number one, V Ranjith Kumar, Asst Director (Sports), Andaman Education Department,  more

ANGEL INVESTORS GAIN INSIGHT INTO TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN MARYLAND
COLUMBIA, Md., March 5 -- The Maryland Technology Development Corporation issued the following news release: To provide angel investors with insight into technology investment opportunities available in Maryland, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and The Johns Hopkins University recently hosted a showcase event at the university's Montgomery County Campus. The event was also supported by Scheer Partners, Inc. Approximately 100 people attended, including angel investor  more

ANKNEY HIRED AS SENIOR WOMEN'S ADMINISTRATOR
FINDLAY, Ohio, March 24 -- University of Findlay issued the following news release: Director of Athletics Steven Rackley of The University of Findlay has announced the hiring of Brandi Ankney as the new Senior Women's Administrator for the Oilers athletic department. Ankney will begin her duties on Monday, March 24, 2008. Ankney, from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, earned her bachelor's degree in Physical Education from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, North Carolina. She later e  more

ANNISTON ARCHITECT INDICTED IN ALABAMA POST-SECONDARY INVESTIGATION FOR CONSPIRACY, BRIBERY
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation's Birmingham Field Office issued the following press release: JULIAN JENKINS, 76, of Anniston, Alabama has been charged with conspiracies, bribery, and obstruction of justice in a twenty-one count indictment unsealed today in U. S. District Court announced United States Attorney Alice H. Martin, Carmen S. Adams, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Richard Minor, Acting Attor  more

ANNUAL FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES HIGHER EDUCATION (FESHE) CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Administration issued the following training and education press release: Every year, USFA hosts the annual Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Conference on its campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Representatives from fire-related degrees programs, State and local fire service training agencies, and national fire service organizations attend the three-day conference. There are significant products from th  more

ANSONIA BOARD OF ALDERMEN ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 14 MEETING
ANSONIA, Conn., Oct. 14 -- The Ansonia Board of Aldermen issued the following meeting minutes: CITY OF ANSONIA BOARD OF ALDERMEN Regular Meeting - October 14, 2008 Call to Order The Regular Meeting of the Ansonia Board of Aldermen was called to order at 7 p.m. by Aldermanic President Stephen Blume. All those present rose and pledged allegiance to the flag. Roll Call The secretary called the roll: Peter Danielczuk, D1-absent Robert Duffus, D1 - present (7:34) Jaso  more

APPLICATION PROCEDURES ANNOUNCED FOR 2009 HARVARD SENIOR EXECUTIVES IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Administration issued the following training and education press release: Application procedures have been announced for the 2009 Harvard program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. The program is once again sponsored through a partnership between the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the International Fire Service Training Association/Fire Protection Publications (IFSTA/FPP), the Natio  more

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 2009 ART UNDER THE ELMS ENTERTAINERS
LEWISTON, Idaho, Oct. 30 - Lewis-Clark State College issued the following news release: Applications for entertainers who would like to perform free at Art Under the Elms are currently being accepted by the Lewis-Clark State College Continuing Education & Community Events office. Art Under the Elms will be held April 24-26, 2009 on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College. A variety of performers, from musicians to gymnastic/dance groups, regularly perform during the event. Applications   more

Applications called for All Island School Inventors' contest
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- The Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) in cooperation with the Education Ministry is organising an "All Island School Inventors' Competition" under the theme "Science for Sustainable Development of Technology". The competition will be held at the University of Colombo, Faculty of Science from December 2-4. Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and merit awards will be given to the best selected inventors separately under the four different categories of Gra  more

APPLICATIONS FOR 2009 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM NOW BEING ACCEPTED, STATE REP. O'NEILL SAYS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Bernie O'Neill, R-Bucks (29th 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. Bernie O'Neill (R-Bucks) 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 OPEN FOR 2009 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
DENALI PARK, Alaska, Oct. 30 -- The National Park Service's Denali National Park and Preserve issued the following press release: The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other arctic and subarctic Alaska national parks. The Discover Denali Research Fellowship is for research in or near Denali, and the Muri  more

AREA BUSINESS, EDUCATION LEADERS TO DISCUSS BIOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHEAST OHIO NOV. 5
KIRTLAND, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- Lakeland Community College issued the following news release: In response to the area's growing biotech industry, Lakeland Community College is hosting the Nobel Linus Pauling Biotech Symposium "Innovation and Cooperation in Bioscience Technology - Cleveland's Collaborative Connection" on Wednesday, November 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room A-2100 on the main campus. The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit lak  more

AREA COLLEGES BEST VALUE IN EDUCATION
LYNNWOOD, Wash., Oct. 29 -- Edmonds Community College issued the following news release: When economic times get tough, when the jobless rate is going up along with the cost of seemingly everything else, where do people turn? Community colleges. Dollar for dollar, community colleges are the most efficient education delivery system in the state. An investment in community and technical colleges now will help speed up Washington's economic recovery, creating opportunities for individuals and a   more

ARIZONA ASSURANCE SEEKS MORE FACULTY MENTORS
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 5 -- The University of Arizona issued the following press release: When Adrian Shelton, wife of University of Arizona president Robert N. Shelton, started as a freshman at Stanford University, she didn't know what to make of the intimidating and unfamiliar college world. Though she'd done well in high school and had received a scholarship that would allow her to continue her education, no one in her family had ever graduated from college, and Shelton struggled to find her   more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY INVESTS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 31 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is a vital component to the country's current public education agenda. The demands of a 21st century knowledge economy not only necessitate America's citizenry to be highly equipped in what remains to determine a nation's ability to compete globally, but warrants a fundamental shift in the country's approach to educating thei  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT FOR EQUITY ASSISTANCE CENTER
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 30 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The Mary Lou Fulton College of Education has received a federal grant to develop a regional Equity Assistance Center to promote equitable education opportunities for all children and assistance in the areas of civil rights, equity and access, and school reform. Arizona State University Professors Elizabeth Kozleski and Alfredo Artiles are co-principal investigators of a three-year project supported by $2.  more

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY'S SHARON SMITH HONORED FOR COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 27 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: "There might be an easier way to make a living, but it wouldn't be as gratifying." So says Sharon Smith, director of the TRiO Academic Achievement Center at Arizona State University's West campus. For her tireless work on behalf of students, Smith recently received a 2008 ASU Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award. Smith directs the West campus's federall  more

ARMY LAUNCHES SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION WEB SITE
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Army Families Online issued the following news release: The Army has launched a new Sexual Assault Prevention Program Web site as part of its I. A.M. Strong campaign. The acronym I. A.M. stands for Intervene, Act and Motivate. The I. A.M. Strong campaign seeks to change the culture of the Army by stamping out sexual assaults and the sexually offensive language and gestures that create an abusive environment, said Col. Jon Dahms, chief of Planning Support, Army Public  more

ASCIENCE OF SPORTS IS TOPIC OF 'DOCTORS ON CALL'
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 6 -- The West Virginia University School of Medicine issued the following news release: Sports fans will turn their attention towards Beijing in a few days, as the world's top athletes compete in the Olympics. Experts who train and study elite athletes say the rest of us can benefit as well from the science of sports. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers' questions about the topic in a live presentation of "Doctors on Call" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Augus  more

ASIS Foundation Selects Winner of First Annual Roy Bordes Award for Physical Security
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23 -- The American Society for Industrial Security issued the following news release: The ASIS Foundation has awarded the first Roy Bordes Award for Physical Security to the ASIS Hong Kong chapter. This award consists of a customized physical security program that is delivered to the winning chapter on site. The award covers instructors, their travel and accommodations, and collateral materials. "We're pleased to give the Hong Kong chapter the first Roy Bordes Award  more

ASIS International's 54th Annual Seminar and Exhibits Covered Security from Every Angle
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 1 -- The American Society for Industrial Security issued the following news release: More than 21,000 security professionals from industry, government and law enforcement, along with product manufacturers and service providers from around the world, turned out for the ASIS International 54th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, held in Atlanta, Sept. 15-18. Sponsored by ASIS, the preeminent organization for security management professionals worldwide, this event is the most comp  more

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS ALBANO, VAINIERI HUTTLE 'PHARMACY QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, ERROR PREVENTION ACT' ADVANCES
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 23 -- The New Jersey Assembly's Democrats issued the following news release: Legislation Assembly members Nelson T. Albano and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to reduce the number of errors made when prescribing, dispensing, and taking prescription medication was released today from the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee by a vote of 5-0. "A mistake in the strength, type, or compatibility of prescription medication can exact a devastating toll on both the health of a  more

ASSEMBLY OKS SCHAER, LAMPITT, COUTINHO BILL TO TEACH KIDS FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 25 -- The New Jersey Assembly's Democrats issued the following news release: Legislation Assembly members Gary S. Schaer, Pamela R. Lampitt, and Albert Coutinho sponsored to initiate a pilot program to educate high school students on personal finance management so they can avoid irresponsible spending habits that lead to excessive personal debt and bankruptcy was passed today by the General Assembly. "Too many young people have taken an 'out of sight, out of mind' atti  more

ASSEMBLYWOMAN HUTTLE MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE ON 'PHARMACY QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND ERROR PREVENTION ACT'
ENGLEWOOD, N.J., Oct. 2 -- The New Jersey Assembly's Democrats issued the following news release: Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) today issued a multimedia package on her legislation (A-1803) to reduce the number of preventable prescription medication errors that occur in New Jersey through a combination of additional state oversight, pharmacy quality improvements and enhanced consumer education programs. The multimedia package consists of a video op-ed on the topic, audio  more

ASSEMBLYWOMEN LOVE, LAMPITT, WAGNER ,EVANS BILL TO REGULATE CREDIT CARD SOLICITATION ON CAMPUSES ADVANCES
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 23 -- The New Jersey Assembly's Democrats issued the following news release: Measure Would Require Credit Card Companies to Register with Colleges & Students to Complete Education Courses before Credit Cards Could be Issued The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee today released legislation Assemblywomen Sandi Love, Pamela R. Lampitt, Connie Wagner and Elease Evans sponsored to regulate how credit card companies solicit new customers on college campus  more

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART AT APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY, GRUBE NAMED NORTH CAROLINA ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION HIGHER EDUCATION ART EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
BOONE, N.C., Oct. 27 -- Appalachian State University issued the following press release: Vicky Grube, an assistant professor of art at Appalachian State University, has been named the Higher Education Art Educator of the Year for 2008-09 by the North Carolina Art Education Association (NCAEA). The award is based on significant contributions to the visual arts. NCAEA and National Art Education Association members in higher education were eligible. "Vicky lights a fire within her students  more

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR WALL PRESENTED WITH TEACHING AWARD
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., July 22 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Dr. Anne Wall, assistant professor in the School of Education at Austin Peay State University, recently received the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. Wall accepted the award during a special ceremony held at the 19th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, April 16 in Jacksonville,  more

ATSU-ASDOH Receives Robert Wood Johnson Grant
KIRKSVILLE, Mo., May 21 -- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine issued the following news release: With a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) will build on its efforts to improve the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities (URM) and low-income applicants, particularly African-American students. To achieve this goal, ASDOH has developed partnerships with several collaborating  more

ATSU-ASDOH Receives Robert Wood Johnson Grant To Improve Access To Dental Care, Improve Student Diversity
KIRKSVILLE, Mo., April 18 -- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine issued the following news release: With a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) will build on its efforts to improve the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities (URM) and low-income applicants, particularly African-American students. To achieve this goal, ASDOH has developed partnerships with several collaborati  more

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE DEFENDS STATE CHARTER SCHOOLS
DENVER, Oct. 31 -- The Colorado Department of Law (Attorney General) issued the following news release: Colorado Solicitor General Dan Domenico today offered the State's defense of its charter schools in the case Boulder Valley School District v. Colorado State Board of Education. The case was argued in the Colorado Court of Appeals. The case centers on Boulder Valley's claim that the General Assembly does not have Constitutional authority to create and fund charter schools that are not co  more

AUSA LAUREL WHITE RECEIVES FBI COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation's Sacramento Field Office issued the following press release: The Sacramento FBI announced today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Laurel White is the recipient of the 2008 FBI Director's Community Leadership Award. The award, given annually, recognizes the achievements of individuals or organizations in the area of drug and violence education and prevention. Ms. White has been a federal   more

AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE, JOURNALIST TO ADDRESS SUNSHINE LAWS, ISSUES
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., March 11 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Slated during Sunshine Week 2008, Austin Peay State University's third Library Athenaeum will focus on this national initiative designed to start public dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. At 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 18 on the third floor of Woodward Library, Melony Jones, communication specialist in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing, will give a  more

AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY TO HOST MONTHLY VIDEO CONFERENCE CALLS FOR FORT CAMPBELL FAMILIES WITH THE 129TH COMBAT SUSTAINMENT SUPPORT BATTALION UNIT
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 17 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Due to requests from soldiers, Austin Peay State University will host video teleconference calls on the third Saturday of each month for families of soldiers with the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Fort Campbell, Ky., to communicate with their loved ones serving overseas. Teleconference dates for 2008 are Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept  more

AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY TO HOST VIDEO CONFERENCE CALL FOR FORT CAMPBELL FAMILIES
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Austin Peay State University will host a video conference call two days this week for Fort Campbell, Ky., families to communicate with their loved ones serving in Iraq. Each family will have the opportunity to spend 30 minutes with soldiers overseas from noon-5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 and Wednesday, Dec. 19 in Woodward Library Room 118 and in the Claxton Building, Room 216. The Center for Exten  more

AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY'S 9TH PRESIDENT TO BE INSTALLED ON APRIL 2
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., March 25 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Although Timothy L. Hall assumed the presidency of Austin Peay State University Aug. 1, 2007, the official inauguration ceremony is slated for 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall. Due to limited seating in the Concert Hall, the inauguration will be simulcast in Clement Auditorium and carried live on WAPX-FM, Magic 91.9. Following the invocati  more

AUTHOR SIGNING AT BARNES AND NOBLE IN MOUNT PLEASANT TO BENEFIT SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND, WALKER FOUNDATION
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Oct. 23 -- The South Carolina Department of Education School for the Deaf and the Blind issued the following press release: Imagine having a birthday with no one singing the song "Happy Birthday to You." Before the 1900s that's exactly the way things were. Then once upon a happy day the famous song was born. Come and hear local author, Margot Theis Raven, read and autograph her latest book Happy Birthday to You! The Mystery Behind the Most Famous Song in the World at   more

AUTHOR SIGNING AT WEST ASHLEY BARNES AND NOBLE TO BENEFIT SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND, WALKER FOUNDATION
CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 23 -- The South Carolina Department of Education School for the Deaf and the Blind issued the following press release: A pirate's ghost in Jane P. Hill's "Charlotte Series" books will be part of a book fair benefiting students at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. Hill will read from and autograph her books at Barnes and Noble in Westwood Plaza in West Ashley on Nov. 1 from 1-3 p.m. There will be interpretation in America Sign Language (ASL) during this eve  more

AWARD-WINNING TRIBAL PROGRAM OFFERED AGAIN
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 23 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: A University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) Continuing Education program that is geared to positive relationships between Wisconsin's tribal people and other political and community members has been recognized for creativity. The American Indian Tribal Governments and Wisconsin program, offered again on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 28 and 29, received the University Continuing Edu  more

AWARDS GIVEN AT ANNUAL ALUMNI AND ATHLETIC BANQUET
ATHENS, W.Va., Oct. 30 -- Concord University issued the following news release: Master of Ceremonies, Steve Cox, welcomed guests to the annual alumni and athletics banquet held in the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center Ballroom and recognized presidents emeriti Dr. Jerry Beasley and Dr. Joseph F. Marsh. Then, he introduced those at the head table including President and Mrs. Gregory Aloia, Professor Emeriti Harry Finkelman, Registrar Carolyn Cox, Athletic Director and Football Head Coach Greg Qu  more

BAKER HONORED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO IMPROVING TEACHER QUALITY
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 31 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: ASU Professor Dale Baker has been named a fellow of the American Association of Educational Research in recognition of her substantial research accomplishments and contributions to the field. She will be inducted in April 2009 at the AERA annual meeting in San Diego, Calif. Baker teaches courses in the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education on research design, equity and assessment issues in science educat  more

BARRINGTON 5TH-GRADE TEACHER WINS $ 25. 000 MILKEN EDUCATOR AWARD
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 27 -- The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education issued the following news release: A 5th-Grade teacher at the Hampden Meadows School, Jennifer W named today (October 27, 2008) as the Rhode Island recipient of a $25,000 Milken Family Foundation 2008 Milken Educator Award. Ms. Theroux, who has taught at Hampden Meadows since 2001, is highly regarded for working with students of all learning abilities in the same classroom - a practice known as   more

BATTY ABOUT BATS HELD ON NOV. 10
GOLDEN POND, Ky., Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service's Land Between The Lakes unit issued the following press release: Land Between The Lakes, in partnership with the "Friends of LBL," are thrilled to offer a presentation about bats. Batty about Bats will be held Monday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Golden Pond Planetarium located inside the Golden Pond Visitor Center at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Participants will learn amaz  more

BEGINNING FIREARMS, CONCEALED WEAPONS CLASS
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., March 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College's Community Education program is offering a firearms class for residents who need to renew their license or for those who are applying for a permit for the first time. Beginning Firearms and Concealed Weapons is an eight-hour class that will be held on Saturday, March 29, at Central's Superstition Mountain Campus in Apache Junction. The class meets the prerequisites specified   more

BEHIND THE SCENES AT WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ... WIU ADMISSIONS OFFICE
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 14 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: If Western Illinois University admissions counselors had a theme song, it would probably be "On the Road Again." The second possible theme song? "I'm a Believer." Western's 11 admissions counselors hit the road from September through May each year to meet with prospective and recently admitted students and their families. And they truly believe in their product, Western Illinois University. They are   more

BELLMORE-MERRICK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S SAUL LERNER APPOINTED TO STATEWIDE ADVISORY PANEL
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 20 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that Saul Lerner, Director of Physical Education, Athletics, Driver Education, and Health at the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, has been appointed to a statewide advisory panel on driver education. Senator Fuschillo recommended Mr. Lerner to the Senate for appointment t  more

BERGEN STUDENT/EMPLOYEE AWARDED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE HONORS
PARAMUS, N.J., Nov. 3 -- Bergen Community College issued the following news release: Monique Hairston, of Maywood, a former Bergen Community College student and current part-time employee at the College's Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack, recently received the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Service Award. Hairston was honored by the Bergen County branch (No. 2079) of the national organization at its Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon at  more

BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF 'THREE CUPS OF TEA' TO SPEAK AT WSU VANCOUVER NOV. 6
VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 28 -- Washington State University issued the following news release: David Oliver Relin, co-author of the bestselling book, "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time," will speak Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at Washington State University Vancouver. The event is free and open to the public, seating is first-come, first-served. The book recounts the unlikely journey that led climber Greg Mortenson from a failed attempt to climb Pakistan's K2, t  more

BEVERLY HILLS COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND CEDARS-SINAI TO HOST FOCUS ON YOURSELF - A SENIOR HEALTH FAIR
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 3 -- The city of Beverly Hills issued the following news release: The City of Beverly Hills and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will come together for the 3rd year to host their annual Senior Health Fair on Monday, September 15, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The theme for this year's Health Fair entitled Focus on Yourself, is especially tailored to the needs of today's senior population and is guaranteed to be an information-packed day for all those who attend.   more

BIBB GRAVES: NAMESAKE FOR PUBLIC UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 23 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Alabama has a long history of higher education, beginning in 1918 when the federal government authorized the Alabama territory to "set aside a township for the establishment of a seminary of learning." On Dec. 18, 1820, a seminary was established and named The University of the State of Alabama. In 1827, Tuscaloosa, then the state's capital, was chosen as the university's home. On April 18, 1  more

BILL INCREASING NEW JERSEY'S COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AGE TO 18 ADVANCES
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 23 -- The New Jersey Assembly's Democrats issued the following news release: Legislation that would increase New Jersey's compulsory school attendance to 18 years of age was released today by an Assembly committee. State law requires students between the ages of six and 16 to regularly attend school. The bill would raise the top age from 16 to 18. Students who graduate high school before their 18th birthday would be exempt. "Too many of our students are being allowed  more

Bill Would Ease Nurse Visa Backlog, Bolster Nurse Education
WASHINGTON, May 5 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: AHA-backed legislation introduced last week by Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) would set aside 20,000 employment-based visas in each of the next three years for foreign-educated registered nurses and physical therapists. The bill (H.R. 5924) also would provide funds to help U.S. nursing schools expand the domestic supply of nurses, and establish a three-year pilot program aimed at keeping U.S. nurses in the workforce. The U.S.  more

BILLINGS APPOINTED EXAMINER FOR 2008 MALCOLM BALDRIGE NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD
SILVER CITY, N.M., July 3 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Mary Billings of Western New Mexico University has been appointed by Dr. James M. Turner, Acting Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the 2008 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Award, created by public law in 1987, is the hightest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.   more

BIOLOGY MAJOR RECEIVES COLLEGE'S SECOND GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP
ERIE, Pa., Feb. 15 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: A third-year student at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has received a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to support her studies abroad. Krystle Bell is a biology major with a microbiology option from Brooklyn, N.Y. She's spending the spring semester at University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, taking courses in mar  more

BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY TO HOST SCRUBS CAMP FOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS
SPEARFISH, S.D., Oct. 31 -- Black Hills State University issued the following news release: Black Hills State University will be the host site for a Scrubs Camp for area high school students Saturday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The camp provides South Dakota high school students a chance to discover the healthcare field by offering them an opportunity to explore and experience various healthcare industry careers. Scrubs Camp is a day-long event where students will hear from a varie  more

BLUMBERG CENTER RESCHEDULES WORKSHOP ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 28 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: A two-day workshop about employment and social capital development for persons with disabilities at Indiana State University has been rescheduled for Nov. 19-20. "Customized Employment: Inventive Approaches to Career Development" will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in conference room one on the 11th floor of the College of Education. The seminar provides an overview of how individuals with dis  more

BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO ALLOCATE MORE THAN $200 MILLION FOR NURSING, CAREER EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AT NOV. 3 MEETING
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 30 -- The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office issued the following news release: The Board of Governors (BOG) of the California Community Colleges will review plans to distribute $22 million to support nursing education, $137 million in federal funds for career technical education and $47 million to address the State's economic development needs when it meets in Sacramento, on Monday November 3. The Board meeting, which begins at 9:00 a.m., will be h  more

BOARD OF REGENTS' 'EXCELLENCE AWARDS' ANNOUNCED
ATLANTA, Oct. 6 -- The University System of Georgia Board of Regents issued the following news release: Five University System of Georgia faculty members and one academic department are the latest recipients of the annual Board of Regents' Teaching Excellence and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards. The Board of Regents' awards program recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching by individual faculty members and outstanding teaching by a single academic program or department. Each   more

BOOK FAIR AT HILTON HEAD BARNES, NOBLE TO BENEFIT SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND, WALKER FOUNDATION
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., Oct. 24 -- The South Carolina Department of Education School for the Deaf and the Blind issued the following press release: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed in a Braille edition will be read by Anna Miller at Barnes and Noble in Festival Centre at Indigo Run in Hilton Head on Nov. 2 from 3-4 p.m. Harry Culpepper, Jr. will interpret in American Sign Language (ASL) during the book fair benefiting SC School for the Deaf and the Blind students. There will be   more

BOOKS STILL BEST FRIEND FOR ALL AMID INTERNET CULTURE: NITISH
Patna, Nov 8 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the unprecedented growth and popularity of internet based studies across the world could not deter the importance of books and other printed materials for gaining wider knowledge of every concievable issue. Inaugurating the ten-day-long ''32nd National Book Fair'' at the historic Gandhi maidan here today, Mr Kumar said despite the popularity of internet and other modern gadgets, books remained the most trustworthy friend for all   more

BOSTON COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS SHARE COLLEGE HOOP DREAMS WITH BOSTON ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Oct. 29 -- Boston College issued the following press release: Seven members of the Boston College women's basketball team visited Dorchester's Winthrop Elementary School this month to talk to students about setting goals to attend college and then working tirelessly to achieve their dreams. The players went to the Winthrop on Friday, October 17, on behalf of the Step UP Initiative, which partners the Brookford Street school with experts from BC's Lynch School of Educa  more

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM ADVISING RECOGNIZED
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 3 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: In recognition of its excellence and efforts to improve and update its approach, the Bowling Green State University Honors Program has been presented the President's Award for Academic Advising of Undergraduate Students. The award was given at the Oct. 28 Faculty Awards Dinner. With it came $3,575 for the program to employ two students to create a database and student-tracking process. Accor  more

BOYNTON NAMED ACTING CHAIR OF HISTORY
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 23 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Professor Virginia "Ginny" Boynton was named acting chair of the Western Illinois University history department, effective Jan. 2, according to Inessa Levi, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Boynton replaced Larry Balsamo, who retired in December 2007 following 40 years of service to Western. A national search will be conducted to fill the chair position. "Ginny has an exemplary record of tea  more

BROADWAY HOUSE FOR CONTINUING CARE NAMED RECIPIENT OF 2008 HEALTH RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL TRUST OF NEW JERSEY COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD FOR ITS AIDS COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM
NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 28 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Broadway House for Continuing Care's HIV/AIDS education program for youths will be recognized with this year's Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET) Community Outreach Award on Feb. 29. The AIDS Community Education (A.C.E.) program offers comprehensive HIV/AIDS education for students in grades four through 12 in Newark and other school districts. The Commun  more

BROWN 'JUST SAY YES' SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED
ESTHERVILLE, Iowa, Oct. 29 -- The Iowa Lakes Community College District issued the following news release: Ivan and Janet Brown along with Brown Medical Industries in Spirit Lake, established this scholarship in 2007 for GED or Alternative High School graduates. Recognizing that students that earn a high school degree through these programs exhibit tendencies to value their education the Browns wish to encourage these students to "Just Say Yes" to continuing their education at Iowa Lakes Comm  more

BUMSTED PERRY JOINS CENTRAL
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., March 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College has named Dr. Gaye Bumsted Perry the new dean for lifelong learning and education. The appointment was recommended on Jan. 2 and was officially accepted by the Pinal County Community College District Board of Governors on Jan. 8 during its monthly governing board meeting. The dean position is one of five created under the administrative restructuring process currently under  more

BURROUGHS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE EARNS NATIONAL NAEYC ACCREDITATION
SPARTANBURG, S.C., Oct. 30 -- The University of South Carolina Upstate Campus issued the following news release: The Burroughs Child Development Center at the University of South Carolina Upstate located in Spartanburg is one of the first early childhood programs to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. "We're proud to have earned the mark of quality from NAEYC, and t  more

BUSINESS EDUCATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM IS THIS WEEK
CONWAY, S.C., June 16 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: The second annual Business Education Economic Development Forum will be held Wednesday, June 18 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in Wall Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University. Edward E. Gordon, an internationally recognized author, speaker, educator and workforce consultant, will give the keynote address on "More & Better: Preventing a Workforce Meltdown." Coastal Carolina University Provost Robert Sheehan   more

BUTCH AND IZORA SOUTHWAY ARE THE 2008 BILLY ADAMS RECIPIENTS
ALAMOSA, Colo., Nov. 3 -- Adams State College issued the following press release: Successful business leaders Butch and Izora Southway are committed to their community. Because of their altruistic philosophy, the Adams State Executive Team selected them for the 2008 Billy Adams Award. Adams State will present Southways with the award at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 in the Student Union Building banquet rooms. Izora is a 1966 graduate of Adams State. "I was shocked when we received the letter tell  more

CALL FOR ACTION TO CONTACT STATE LEGISLATORS IN SUPPORT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 13 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Hundreds of students and faculty from Jacksonville State University joined counterparts from across the state for a spirited Higher Ed Day rally to protest massive cuts in Gov. Rileys proposed 2008-2009 education budget. Known as House Bill 319, the Riley budget would reduce state funding to JSU by a whopping 13.5 percent. That translates into $6.5 million less for JSU. In calling for equitabl  more

CALL FOR FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION IN K-12 LEARNING
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 31 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: The pursuit of scientific understanding, application of engineering solutions, and continued technological innovation is often credited for the advancement of the world's economies. Most people don't care about technological or engineering innovation by itself. Rather, we care about whether it makes our lives easier or not. Behind the obvious products of innovations that enhance our quality of life i  more

CAMERON UNIVERSITY TO HOST ANNUAL MEETING OF OKLAHOMA POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
LAWTON, Okla., Oct. 30 -- Cameron University issued the following news release: Cameron University will host "Presidential Elections and Beyond," the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Political Science Association on Thursday and Friday, November 6-7. CU will welcome political scientists from across the state. Given the current political events at the national and international stage, this conference provides an intellectually stimulating forum to understand and discuss politics and foster dialo  more

CAPITAL HEALTH PLAN ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY'S NURSING EDUCATION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 7 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Capital Health Plan (CHP) announced it will invest over the next five years a total of $1.5 million in nursing education programs at Florida A&M University, Florida State University, and Tallahassee Community College. The initiative is aimed at alleviating a growing nursing shortage in this area and throughout Florida. Demand for new nurses in Florida  more

CAPITOL MONITOR, OCT. 21
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Rep. J. Randy Forbes, D-Va. (4th CD), iissued the following Capitol Monitor newsletter: There is no issue weighing more heavily on the minds of Americans now than our nation's economy. Virginians are facing shrinking retirement accounts, reduced home equity, and rising energy, food, and college tuition costs. Americans are frustrated with the lack of leadership in Washington and the lack of accountability on Wall Street. They are suspicious and feel deceived by their le  more

CAPITOL MONITOR, OCT. 28
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- Rep. J. Randy Forbes, D-Va. (4th CD), iissued the following Capitol Monitor newsletter: Even since early colonial life in America, small business has formed a critical thread in the fabric of our nation's economy. As a young budding nation, our country depended on the local store owners, the blacksmiths, the small farmers, and the full-time brick making and carpentry artisans of early American landscape. Today, over 200 years later, this thread has not unraveled. Since   more

CARDIOVASCULAR DISCOVERY AT UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY IS HIGHLIGHTED IN PRESTIGIOUS SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL
STRATFORD, N.J., Oct. 14 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The effectiveness of nitroglycerin is often diminished when used as a medication for chest pain and heart disease for prolonged periods. A critical finding that was revealed by scientists at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey may hold the answer to more effective treatments. Research outcomes were published recently in the prestigious international cardiovascul  more

Carl Sandburg College Classes for Fall for Kids on Campus
GALESBURG, Ill., Aug. 26 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Community Education classes are offered as a service to area citizens at minimal cost. Some classes are developed for specific interest groups or age brackets. These courses are scheduled at various locations throughout the district and cover a wide range of topics. You may register for most of these classes by phone at (309) 341-5260 or (877) 236-1862 ext. 5260, or in person at the Galesburg, Carthage, or Bu  more

Carl Sandburg College Classes for Senior
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 30 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College is offering the following computer classes for seniors in the fall. The following classes are only available to those 50 years of age or older. To register for any of these classes, or for more information, please call (309) 344-1512 or visit the Main Campus in Galesburg. Buying Your First Computer This course will enable participants to learn about the basics of computer buying.   more

Carl Sandburg College Community Education Classes
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 30 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Community Education classes are scheduled at various locations throughout the district and cover a wide range of topics. You may register for most of these classes by phone at (309) 341-5260 or (877) 236-1862 ext. 5260, or in person at the Galesburg, Carthage, or Bushnell Campus. For more information about classes in your community, or to teach or request a class, you may contact CSC at (309) 345-3501. Nu  more

Carl Sandburg College Community Education Classes for Fall
GALESBURG, Ill., Aug. 26 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Community Education classes are offered as a service to area citizens at minimal cost. Some classes are developed for specific interest groups or age brackets. These courses are scheduled at various locations throughout the district and cover a wide range of topics. You may register for most of these classes by phone at (309) 341-5260 or (877) 236-1862 ext. 5260, or in person at the Galesburg, Carthage, or Bu  more

Carl Sandburg College Community Education Classes for October
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 22 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Community Education classes are scheduled at various locations throughout the district and cover a wide range of topics. You may register for most of these classes by phone at (309) 341-5260 or (877) 236-1862 ext. 5260, or in person at the Galesburg, Carthage, or Bushnell Campus. For more information about classes in your community, or to teach or request a class, you may contact CSC at (309) 345-3501. Co  more

Carl Sandburg College Extension Center
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 3 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: The Extension Center in Bushnell announces its September community education classes. Classes will meet at the Extension Center. You must pre-register by calling (309) 772-2177, ext. 8237, or by visiting the campus at 380 E. Main St., Bushnell. Enjoy the Colors of Fall at Hart's Nursery Take a guided tour through the nursery and learn about many different types of fall blooming plants. Tour will meet at   more

Carl Sandburg College Extension Center
GALESBURG, Ill., Aug. 27 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Community Education classes are offered as a service to area citizens at minimal cost. Some classes are developed for specific interest groups or age brackets. These courses are scheduled at various locations throughout the district and cover a wide range of topics. You may register for most of these classes by phone at (309) 341-5260 or (877) 236-1862 ext. 5260, or in person at the Galesburg, Carthage, or Bu  more

Carl Sandburg College for Senior Classes for Fall
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 30 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College is offering the following classes, tours, and trips for seniors in the fall. The following classes are only available to those 50 years of age or older. To register for any of these classes, or for more information, please call (217) 357-3129 or visit the Branch Campus in Carthage. Finding Your Forefathers Get started tracing your family tree. Emphasis will be placed on using the   more

Carl Sandburg College OSHA Workshops for October
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 30 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College is offering the following OSHA workshops for October. For more details about the workshops offered, or for information on how to register, please call (309) 345-3501. For more information about classes in your community, or to teach or request a class, you may contact CSC at (309) 344-1512. How to Prepare for an OSHA Visit Topics in the workshop will include: what is an opening co  more

CAROL ASH, NEW YORK STATE PARKS COMMISSIONER, TO DELIVER METCALF LECTURE ON NOV. 7
CORTLAND, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- SUNY Cortland issued the following news release: Carol Ash, the commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the state historic preservation officer, will deliver the prestigious Metcalf Endowment Lecture at this year's 58th annual SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference from Nov. 6-7 at the College. Ash's vision for the future of State Parks includes improving park infrastructure and working to ensure that the   more

CAROLINA 1ST FOR ACADEMIC QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY ON KIPLINGER'S LIST
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 31 -- The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill issued the following press release: Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has ranked the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill the number one best value in American public higher education for the eighth consecutive time. Carolina has topped this list every time Kiplinger's has produced it since 1998. The new ranking appears in the magazine's December issue, which hits newsstands Nov. 11. Kiplinger's top 10  more

CBS POLL PAINTS OHIO STATE BLUE
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- Ohio State University issued the following news release: A new CBS News/UWIRE/Chronicle of Higher Education poll of college students in four swing states - Ohio, Colorado, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania - shows Obama with a significant lead in youth support. The self-administered online poll ran from October 6 - 19 at 50 colleges across the four battleground states. Of the nearly 25,000 students polled, more than 60 percent in each state preferred the Obama-Bid  more

CELEBRATING THE PAST, BUILDING THE FUTURE: THE BICENTENNIAL STUDENT CENTER
OXFORD, Ohio, Oct. 27 -- Miami University issued the following news release: At the beginning of its third century, Miami University will celebrate its past, and boldly strengthen its future, by building the Bicentennial Student Center, an exciting new facility that will be the cornerstone of the contemporary "Miami Experience." The Miami Experience of today retains the best of what our alumni recall about their own Miami days, and combines it with the best of twenty-first century student lea  more

CENTER FOR EXTENDED AND DISTANCE EDUCATION WIN CHECK FOR $500 FROM EDUCATION TO GO
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., April 1 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: The Center for Extended and Distance Education won a check for $500 from Education to Go (Ed2go) for registering the most students in Ed2go's new Microsoft Office 2007 online courses in December. Ed2go is a national provider of noncredit online courses serving more than 1,500 of the top schools across the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Center offers online classes in MS Word, Excel, Access, P  more

CENTER ON BUDGET AND POLICY PRIORITIES' EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GREENSTEIN TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: Statement of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Testimony Before the House Committee on Ways and Means Thank you for the invitation to testify about widening income inequality in the United States, including the impact of recent developments in financial markets and the economy. As former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan has said, "this is not the typ  more

CENTER TO BOLSTER MATH-SCIENCE EDUCATION IN REGION
COLUMBUS, Ga., Oct. 27 -- Columbus State University issued the following news release: Columbus State University's new Math and Science Learning Center will bolster efforts to create a niche for CSU in improving how math and science are taught, organizers say. The center, which opened Oct. 24 on the second floor of University Hall, will be a unique campus destination in the region, featuring: • Tutoring for CSU students in introductory math and science classes, and for specialized class  more

CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH REALTORS, BUILDERS
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., April 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: In an effort to help combat the sluggish home-buying market in Pinal County, Central Arizona College is offering an opportunity for realtors and builders to partner with local higher education to sell houses. The Central Arizona College Realtor E-mail Distribution List has been developed to arm agents and builders with information about the Pinal County Community College District about the multiple o  more

CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE'S LIFELONG LEARNERS MENTAL AEROBICS
CASA GRANDE, Ariz., March 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College's Lifelong Learners program is offering a series entitled Mental Aerobics designed to keep the mind sharp, promote community, and introduce residents to C.A.L.L. This series will take place at Central Arizona College's Corporate Center, located in the former Palm Center at I-10 and Florence Boulevard in Casa Grande. First on the agenda is Mah Jongg led by Susan Rhoades, the   more

CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE'S NEW CENTER AT THE SHOPS AT COPPER BASIN MOVING CLOSER TOWARD OPENING DAY
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., June 18 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College's center at the Shops at Copper Basin took another step toward opening day with the completion of the architectural designs for the 7,000-square-foot facility. Construction contract bids are currently being evaluated with construction beginning this summer. The facility is expected to be completed and opened during the fall semester. Located on Hunt Highway roughly one mile  more

CENTRAL ARIZONA LIFELONG LEARNERS'S CROCHETING FOR BEGINNERS
CASA GRANDE, Ariz., Feb. 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: More than 50 years ago Lee Wilkins learned to crochet from her former mother-in-law. Now five decades later she is teaching the basics to beginners as part of Central Arizona College's Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program. Every Tuesday from Jan. 22 through Feb. 26, Wilkins' Crocheting for the Beginner class will help rookies and steadily improving novices hone their skills at Central's Superstition Mo  more

CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOST HEART OF CAROLINA JAZZ CONCERT
PITTSBORO, N.C., oCT. 30 -- Central Carolina Community College issued the following press release: Jazz takes center stage when the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and Sextet perform at the Fearrington Barn, in Fearrington Village. The concert takes place 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Admission is $10. Central Carolina Community College's Continuing Education Department in Chatham County is sponsoring the event. "The northeastern portion of Chatham County is one of the fastest growing  more

CENTRAL'S CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH AT CORPORATE CENTER TEACHES BASICS, FOSTERS CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
CASA GRANDE, Ariz., July 25 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: For more than 20 years Mary Marrinan-Menchaca has created a comfortable atmosphere for second-language learners by serving cookies instead of tests to her students. On Saturdays this fall at Central Arizona College's Corporate Center in Casa Grande, Marrinan-Menchaca will churn those ingredients in her three-credit course Conversational Spanish. "This is a non-academic and non-grammar-based course   more

CHANCELLOR WOODRUFF ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS OF TWO NEW MEMBERS OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 27 -- The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office issued the following news release: Chancellor Diane Woodruff announced that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed a Pasadena Area Community College District trustee and an education policy expert to the Board of Governors (BOG) of the California Community Colleges. "I am absolutely delighted that Geoffrey Baum and Scott Himelstein have been appointed to serve on the Board of Governors," said Chancellor  more

CHANCELLOR'S STATEMENT FROM TEACHING, LEARNING SUMMIT
OSHKOSH, Wis., Oct. 30 -- The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh issued the following news release: The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is a public, comprehensive institution of higher education. We take pride holding ourselves accountable for providing the public with access to affordable educational excellence. As a public university, we are expected to play a central role in expanding the state's (and the nation's) human capital and in boosting our competitive advantage in today's global mark  more

CHARLOTTE BIOTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE DRAWS RECORD CROWD
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 31 -- The University of North Carolina-Charlotte issued the following press release: The Seventh Annual Charlotte Biotechnology Conference drew over 325 attendees at the Barnhardt Student Activities Center on the campus of UNC Charlotte. More than 25 speakers discussed the latest in biotechnology economic development, research, investment and entrepreneurship. World class scientist, investor and entrepreneur, Dr. Roger Newton, discussed his role in the co-discovery of  more

Chellie Pingree Urges Support For New GI Bill
AUGUSTA, Maine, May 22 -- Chellie Pingree, a Democrat running for election to Maine's 1st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Chellie Pingree has called on Congress to pass the 21st Century GI Bill, now before the Senate. The bill passed the House last week. "Veterans who have completed their service and are ready to come home deserve this," she said. "They've fought for us. Now it's our turn to stand up and fight for them." "There is no simple solution to our ec  more

CHERRY HILL SCHOOL SELECTED AS NATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHARACTER
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 6 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: The Rosa International Middle School in Cherry Hill has been named a 2008 National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership (CEP). The school was one of only 10 schools chosen nationally for the honor. "Rosa International Middle School exemplifies what New Jersey hoped to accomplish with the state's investment in social-emotional and character development," said Commissioner  more

CHILD CARE COUNCIL OF SUFFOLK RECEIVES STATE FUNDING FROM SEN. FUSCHILLO
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 4 -- New York State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr., R-Merrick (8th District), issued the following news release: State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he secured $5,000 in state funding for the Child Care Council of Suffolk County. The funding will be used to help offset the costs for outreach and training programs. The Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is a not-for-profit central planning and coordinating agency dedicated to m  more

Child Find Fair Scheduled At United Tribes
BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 27 -- United Tribes Technical College issued the following news release: The fifth annual United Tribes Child Find Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the James Henry Community Building gymnasium on the UTTC campus. The event provides fun activities and important information about early intervention services including screening, development, safety, parent resources, health and nutrition. United Tribes Technical College hosts the event a  more

CHILD LEARNING CENTER MAINTAINS ACCREDITATION
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 4 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Austin Peay State University officials have been notified by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) that the Child Learning Center has maintained its accreditation. The Child Learning Center was required to meet the new NAEYC Early Childhood Programs Standards and Accreditation Criteria, which became effective in September 2006. On Nov. 27, 2007, the Child Learning Cen  more

CITY OF BOWIE EDUCATION GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
BOWIE, Md., Oct. 17 -- The city of Bowie issued the following press release: The City of Bowie has always been very supportive of education and students. Through the Grants for Education, programs for students that enhance the curriculum and enrich student learning experiences are encouraged. It has come to the attention of the Education Committee that there may have been some changes having an effect on educators (and others) being able to submit grants by the original deadline. There  more

CITY OF COOLIDGE HELPS CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE FOUNDATION SECURE $1 MILLION GRANT FROM GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY
COOLIDGEPINAL COUNTY, Ariz., July 9 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College Foundation's Promise for the Future Scholarship program is receiving a $1 million boost thanks to the Gila River Indian Community. Through the State Shared Revenue Program, Native American communities with gaming revenues are allowed to make 12 percent of their annual contribution directly to cities, towns and counties for services that benefit the general public. Th  more

CITY OF GADSDEN ISSUES AGENDA FOR JAN. 2 MEETING
GADSDEN, Ala., Jan. 2 -- The city of Gadsden issued the following City Council meeting agenda: 1. Call to Order - Ben Reed, Council President 2. Roll Call - Iva Nelson, City Clerk 3. Invocation - Brian Harbison 4. Pledge of Allegiance 5. Approval of Minutes of the meeting on December 18, 2007 6. Ratifying Payment of Accounts for the weeks of December 14-20 and December 21-27, 2007 7. Proclamations - Sherman Guyton, Mayor 8. Unfinished Business (A) RESOLUTION - ORDERING  more

CITY OF GADSDEN ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 8 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
GADSDEN, Ala., Jan. 8 -- The city of Gadsden issued the following City Council meeting minutes: The City Council met on January 8, 2008, in regular session. The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m. by Council President Reed. On roll call by the City Clerk, Iva Nelson, the following council members answered present: Higgins, Countryman, Avery, Echols, Stewart, Cannon and Reed. The clerk stated a quorum was present and the meeting was open for business. Ron Crocker, Roger Kirby and Chie  more

CITY OF GADSDEN ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 24 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
GADSDEN, Ala., June 24 -- The city of Gadsden issued the following City Council meeting minutes: The City Council met on June 24, 2008, in regular session. The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m. by Council President Reed. On roll call by the City Clerk, Iva Nelson, the following council members answered present: Higgins, Countryman, Avery, Echols, Stewart, Cannon and Reed. The clerk stated a quorum was present and the meeting was open for business. Mayor Guyton, Jeramy Ward, Roger K  more

CITY OFFERS WORKSHOP ON APPLYING FOR GRANTS
BOWIE, Md., Sept. 9 -- The city of Bowie issued the following press release: The City of Bowie's Arts, Community Outreach and Education Committees are offering a grants workshop on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 PM at Bowie City Hall. Community Members, including individuals, people working with schools and/or non-profits who plan to apply for grants, are invited to find out about the grant application process. There will be two parts to this workshop. There will be a presentation including   more

CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT BRIZARD TO ADDRESS BROCKPORT BUSINESS BRIEFINGS
BROCKPORT, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- SUNY Brockport issued the following news release: Jean-Claude Brizard, superintendent of the Rochester City School District, will be the featured speaker at The College at Brockport's Business Briefings Speakers Series, at 7:45 am, Thursday, November 13, in the Grand Atrium of the Brockport MetroCenter, 55 St Paul St. Brizard's talk, "Preparing Students for the Global Market Place: The Work for K-12 Education," will focus on efforts the City School District is ma  more

Civil Rights Groups Call On Congress To Assist Homeowners in its Economic Recovery Package
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) issued the following news release: Today, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) joined with national civil rights organizations from the Asian Pacific American and African American communities in a letter to leadership in the United States House of Representatives and Senate. The letter calls upon Congress   more

CLASS AT DICKSON FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PROFESSIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM STARTS
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., March 18 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: If you know someone considering Austin Peay State University's Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (B.S.P.S.) degree-completion program, now is the perfect time for that person to start. APSU, in partnership with Nashville State Community College, is offering a class in the B.S.P.S. program at the Dickson County Higher Education Center, located at 220 McLemore St., Dickson. The B.S.P.  more

CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATE LAWSON HIRED AS AMERICORPS VISTA
CLEVELAND, Tenn., Sept. 22 -- Cleveland State Community College issued the following news release: Cleveland State graduate Peter Lawson has been hired as the AmeriCorps VISTA to assist Cleveland State in designing a service learning program, developing community partnerships, and involving CSCC faculty and students in this new initiative. According to Learn and Serve America, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, service learning is "a teaching and learning stra  more

CMAA 6th Annual National Club Championship Presented By Cadillac To Be Held November 16-19, 2008, At TPC Sawgrass
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25 -- The Club Managers Association of America issued the following news release: The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is pleased to announce that the sixth annual National Club Championship presented by Cadillac will take place November 16-19, 2008, at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. This celebrated tournament is an extension of the club championship, providing a national platform for club champions to compete at the highest level. The National Club   more

CME Classes for Fall
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 5 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: The Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME), on the main campus of Carl Sandburg College, will be offering the following classes in September. These classes can be developed on a customized basis at the CME through Carl Sandburg College for vocational skills credit. For course registration call the CME office at (309) 345-3501. Home Appliance Repair Technician These classes will teach the students to   more

CNED WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY GHOST LADY, BARKING DOG LADY ON ART OF STORYTELLING
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 6 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: CLASSES ARE FILLING UP! REGISTER NOW TO SAVE YOUR SPOT IN THESE GREAT CNED COURSES! FROM THE LOST ARTS SERIES: STORIES THE GHOST LADY PRESENTS: THE ART OF STORYTELLING WORKSHOP with famous Alabama storyteller KATHRYN TUCKER WINDHAM, 2 workshops Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM THE BARKING DOG LADY (AKA THE OTHER UP AND COMING GHOST LADY) PRESENTS: THE ART O  more

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NEW ASSOCIATE DEAN
CONWAY, S.C., June 23 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Judy Engelhard has been named an associate dean in the Spadoni College of Education at Coastal Carolina University. Her duties will include administration, outreach and graduate studies. Engelhard joined the Coastal Carolina University faculty in 2004. Mostly recently, she has served as coordinator of the Special Education program and center director for Project CREATE, which addresses the shortage of   more

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY AWARDED GRANTS FOR VARIOUS PROJECTS
CONWAY, S.C., July 2 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Coastal Carolina University professors and graduate students have been awarded various grants recently that are federally funded, funded by foundations, nonprofit organizations or corporations. Projects range from building remote control vehicles to developing a shark repellant based on magnets. In May and June, four graduate students received grants for their research study, including: * Emma Wear,   more

COLLEGE BEGINS SEEKING DONATIONS FROM COMMUNITY
BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 24 -- Montgomery County Community College issued the following news release: The Montgomery County Community College Foundation's Courage to Create Capital Campaign has raised more than $1 million and has begun asking the public to contribute to the effort. The private giving campaign aims to raise $3 million to match $3 million in state funding to meet increasing enrollment demands in the arts at the College through the preservation, renovation and expansion of the Fi  more

COLLEGE EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT 'BEST OF THE WEST' AWARD
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 31 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: For the second straight year, Arizona State University's College of Teacher Education and Leadership has won "Best of the West" honors from the Western Maricopa Coalition (WESTMARC). The college was recognized for its Project ASPIRE, a program aimed at recent college graduates and second-career professionals that provides a pathway to become a special education teacher. The award was presented at the 16th  more

College Freshmen Speak Out on Habits, Parents, Social Networking and Diversity
CHICAGO, Feb. 8 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: The findings of The American College Freshman study, the nation's oldest and largest empirical study of higher education, were released earlier this month by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CERP) of the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI). Involving 13 million current freshman students at 1,900 institutions, the study produced information on student "habits of mind" essential to en  more

COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY ASSISTS STUDENTS WITH FINANCIAL AID
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 29 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: For the third consecutive year, Austin Peay State University will participate in College Goal Sunday to assist students needing money to go to college. College Goal Sunday is a statewide, one-day initiative coordinated by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corp. to help prospective students and parents in finding state and federal financial aid for their postsecondary education. Locally, APSU's   more

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ACHIEVES FULL ACCREDITATION
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 29 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: Indiana State University's College of Education has been granted full accreditation status by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). "As an institution that serves the public good, it is our moral imperative to graduate high quality educators at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the demands of K-12 schools," said Brad Balch, College of Education dean. "NCATE accre  more

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES HONORS TWO ALUMNI KOUBA, VANG AS PROFESSORS FOR DAY
OSHKOSH, Wis., Oct. 22 -- The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh issued the following news release: Two College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) alumni were honored Oct. 22 during the annual Professor for a Day event. Jen Kouba MS '08, and Bee Vang '96, MSE '99, were recognized for making significant contributions to their profession at a luncheon at Pollock Alumni House. COEHS Dean Yeo, Interim Provost Al Hartman, Chancellor Richard H. Wells and UW Oshkosh Foundation President Art Rat  more

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EARNS RE-ACCREDITATION ON NATIONAL, STATE LEVEL
MONMOUTH, Ore., May 9 -- Western Oregon University issued the following news release: The high quality of Western Oregon University's College of Education teacher preparation programs was proven again as it was recently re-accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) until 2014. Western's teacher preparation programs have earned continuous accreditation from NCATE since 1954, the longest out of the six accredited institutions in Oregon. In addition, Ore  more

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HOSTS ITS ANNUAL PINNING CEREMONY
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 17 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The College of Education at Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its Annual Apple Pinning Ceremony Saturday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church located at 501 West Orange Avenue, Tallahassee. The Apple Pinning Ceremony is an induction ceremony similar to those held for other professions, such as nursing, pharmacy, and medicine. Thi  more

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, LARAMIE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SIGN STUDENT TEACHER AGREEMENT
LARAMIE, Wyo., Oct. 30 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: An agreement between the University of Wyoming College of Education and Laramie County School District 1 will enable pre-service teachers in their senior year at UW to be placed in the district's elementary and secondary schools. The agreement began last August and runs through July 31, 2012. While there is a long history of student teacher placements in LCSD 1, the agreement allows the college to hir  more

COLLEGE OF LAW ANNOUNCES NEW FACULTY
ORLANDO, Fla., April 24 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: LeRoy Pernell, dean of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law, has announced the hiring of seven law professors who are nationally and internationally recognized for their academic leadership and legal expertise. The appointments are effective for the 2008-2009 academic year. "These individuals are distinguished in legal academia, scholarsh  more

COLLEGE OFFERS WIDE ARRAY OF VETERANS' SERVICES
COON RAPIDS, Minn., Oct. 30 -- Anoka-Ramsey Community College issued the following news release: Anoka-Ramsey Community College Veterans Services Office recently expanded its services at both the Cambridge and Coon Rapids Campuses. Now all veterans, regardless of their length of service, can visit the Academic Support Center at the Cambridge Campus or Rm. 122 at the Coon Rapids Campus for a one-stop approach to higher education. "We are here to make the process of attending college as sim  more

COLLEGE RETENTION JUST MAY BOIL DOWN TO CARING, CARETAKING
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Aug. 25 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Retention is a hot-button issue in higher education. How do we attract students and keep them through graduation? Why do students drop out of college? Is it homesickness, finances, failing grades, boredom or something else? A common thread that runs through at least two and perhaps three of the aforementioned reasons relates directly or indirectly to the surroundings, the living environment in  more

COLLEGE STUDENTS SUPPORTING SEN. OBAMA BY WIDE MARGIN
OXFORD, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- Miami University issued the following news release: According to a new national poll, 98 percent of Miami University students surveyed are registered to vote, 87 percent of them say they plan to cast a ballot, and 59 percent of them plan to vote for Barack Obama compared to 37 percent for John McCain. Students at Miami and 12 other universities throughout Ohio are part of a youth election vote poll conducted by CBS News, The Chronicle of Higher Education and UWIRE,  more

COLLEGE TAKES HOME TOP PRIZE IN ACADEMIC BOWL
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 31 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Will they "three-peat" next year? The defending champions, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, took home the President's Cup - and $22,000 in prizes and scholarships - after defeating the Herberger College of the Arts in the final round of the 2008 Academic Bowl. Spirits were high after the heated match in the studios of Eight, with supporters cheering and waving pompons when the final buzzer wen  more

COLLEGE TO OFFER 15-CREDIT MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
NEW PALTZ, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at New Paltz issued the following news release: The State University of New York at New Paltz is now accepting applications for a new post-master's Multicultural Education certificate program. The 15-credit program aims to help teachers and other educational professionals understand the ways in which race, gender, class, language, sexual orientation, religion, physical and learning disabilities influence them as professionals, th  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR APRIL 10 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, April 10 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: SBE Regular Board Meeting - 4/10/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Peggy Littleton, 5th Congre  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR APRIL 9 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, April 9 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: SBE Work Session April 9, 2008 - 4/9/2008 9:00:00 AM Colorado Department of Education 201 E. Colfax Ave. Room 101 Denver, CO 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District P  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 22 STATE BOARD MEETING
DENVER, July 22 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: AGENDA FOR STATE BOARD RETREAT JULY 22, 2008 Mountain Thunder Lodge Breckenridge, Colorado This agenda is subject to change. 9:00 Breakfast Snacks 9:30 SBE FY09 Budget Approval 10:15 Colorado Legacy Foundation Update 10:30 Morning Break 10:45 Executive Session to Discuss Personnel Matters 12:00 Lunch 1:00 State Board Strategic Plan Revision 3:00 Afternoon   more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 14 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION
DENVER, May 14 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: SBE Work Session May 14, 2008 - 5/14/2008 9:00:00 AM Colorado Department of Education 201 E. Colfax Ave. Room 101 Denver, CO 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Pe  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 15 MEETING
DENVER, May 15 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: SBE Retreat Discussion May 15, 2008 - 5/15/2008 12:00:00 PM Colorado Department of Education 201 E. Colfax Ave. Room 101 Denver, CO 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District   more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 15 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
DENVER, May 15 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: SBE Regular Board Meeting - 5/15/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Peggy Littleton, 5th Congress  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 1 MEETING
DENVER, Oct. 1 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: 10/01/2008 Special Meeting 1:00 p.m. 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call 3. Approval of the Agenda 4. Opportunity for Consent Motion 5. Report from the Commissioner 6. Information Only 7. Action Items 8. Rulemaking 9. Archive 10. Adjournment of Regular Board Meeting  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 10 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, April 10 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Regular Board Meeting - 4/10/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Peggy Littleton, 5th Congr  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 9 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION
DENVER, April 9 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Work Session April 9, 2008 - 4/9/2008 9:00:00 AM Colorado Department of Education 201 E. Colfax Ave. Room 101 Denver, CO 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District   more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 12 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, June 12 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Special Meeting - 6/12/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 AGENDA AND UNOFFICIAL MINUTES FOR THE JUNE 12, 2008 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING The meeting commenced at 9:10 a.m. The following Board Members attended the June 12, 2008 meeting in person: Elaine Gantz Berman, Jane Goff, Evie Hudak, Peggy Littleton, and Pamela Jo Suck  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF MARCH 6 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, March 6 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Regular Meeting Agenda - 3/6/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Peggy Littleton, 5th Congre  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 14 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION
DENVER, May 14 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Work Session May 14, 2008 - 5/14/2008 9:00:00 AM Colorado Department of Education 201 E. Colfax Ave. Room 101 Denver, CO 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District P  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 15 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, May 15 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Retreat Discussion May 15, 2008 - 5/15/2008 12:00:00 PM Colorado Department of Education 201 E. Colfax Ave. Room 101 Denver, CO 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional Distri  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 15 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, May 15 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Regular Board Meeting - 5/15/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Peggy Littleton, 5th Congres  more

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES CULTURAL DIVERSITY WITH WORLD UNITY FAIR, INTERNATIONAL FEST
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 3 -- Colorado State University issued the following press release: Colorado State University will celebrate diverse cultures on campus through the 55th annual International Fest, a month-long cultural celebration. The event will culminate with the World Unity Fair from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Lory Student Center main ballrooms. The communitywide event unites more than 20 international culture and country groups at the university and within the Fort Coll  more

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA'S NORTHEAST REGIONAL CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT WILL SEEK 'LEED' GREEN STATUS
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10 -- Philadelphia Community College issued the following news release: Community College of Philadelphia moved to the head of the class locally when it broke ground on Oct. 3 on the environmentally friendly expansion and redesign of its Northeast Regional Center, 12901 Townsend Road. Many colleges across the country are vying to be labeled "green," especially when it comes to building energy-efficient and eco-friendly buildings. Community College of Philadelphia's $31 m  more

COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEES VISIT HOSTOS
BRONX, Oct. 30 -- The City University of New York's Hostos Community College issued the following news release: On October 29, 2008, President Dolores Fernandez and members of her cabinet welcomed a delegation of community college trustees to Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College. These delegates are attending the 2008 Community College Leadership Congress, which is being held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel from October 29 through November 1. This event is sponsored by the Association of Co  more

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION, FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER OF ROCKLAND OPENS ITS DOORS AT COLLEGE SPRING VALLEY EXTENSION CENTER
SUFFERN, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- The State University of New York at Rockland issued the following news release: The Comprehensive Education and Family Resource Center of Rockland, a collaborative project between SUNY Rockland Community College and The CEJJES Institute, has opened its doors at the SUNY Rockland Community College Spring Valley Extension Center, suite 205B, 185 North Main Street. A second center is due to open in December at the Haverstraw Extension Center, 37 West Broad Street. The Co  more

COMPUTER MODEL TO FORECAST HUMAN BEHAVIOUR AND LEARNING DEVELOPED
Washington, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): Researchers have developed a computer model that can predict how people will complete a controlled task and how the knowledge needed to complete that task develops with time. Frank Ritter, associate professor of IST and psychology from Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology, led the research team. For the study, they used the Soar programming language, which is designed to represent human knowledge, on a 20-trial circuit-troubleshooting task   more

Conference Clipping #1: Program Submission Deadline
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Members have until June 2nd to submit pre-conference Learning Institute and Education Session proposals for the 2009 ACA Conference & Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 19-23. A change in the conference schedule will allow attendees to earn 20 continuing education credits (from Education Sessions alone) toward licensure and certification renewal. Additional CE credit will be available by atte  more

Conference Clipping: Be a Part of the ACA 2009 Conference in Charlotte
CHICAGO, May 6 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Member presentations are the "heart" of any ACA Conference & Exposition and Charlotte, 2009 (March 19-23) will be no exception. Learning Institutes and Education Session proposals can be submitted online any time through June 2, 2008. Questions? Contact Debbie Beales (Learning Institutes) at dbeales@counseling.org or 800-347-6647, ext. 306 and Crystal Turner (Education Sessions) at cturner@counseling.  more

CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS OKLAHOMA'S FUTURE ECONOMY
STILLWATER, Okla., Nov. 3 -- Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business issued the following news release: A conference titled "Oklahoma's Economy: What's Forecast for 2009?" will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 18, by the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business. The conference sessions' presentations will address the United States' and Oklahoma's current economic performance, as well as economic trends in key industry sectors. The event will be held 8 a.m. to noon at the Me  more

CONGMAN AND OLD BOY TO NASHIK SCHOOL DEFENCE
NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 8 -- Bhonsala Military School (BMS) in Nasik, facing the accusation of being a training ground for right-wing terrorism, has received support from unexpected quarters - veteran Congressman Vasant Sathe, who was in the inaugural batch of the school founded in 1937 by Hindutva ideologue B.S. Munje. "It's absolutely wrong to say that any such training is being imparted there," Sathe told Hindustan Times. He said military training at BMS prepared students for a career in arme  more

Congratulations to Kathy Aller
BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 27 -- United Tribes Technical College issued the following news release: Long-time UTTC employee, Kathy Aller, is the 2008 recipient of the American Indian College Fund Faculty Member of the Year Award. Aller has been a valuable and dedicated member of the UTTC community for the past 35 years. Kathy is a graduate of North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, with a degree in Child Development and Family Relations. In 1973, her first position at United Tribes was   more

CONGRESSMAN LARSON AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCE $8 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 -- The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued the following news release: Mobile Field Hospital to be developed into New England Disaster Training Center and model for civilian mobile hospital response U.S. Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. J. Robert Galvin today announced $8 million in federal funding to enhance the capacity of Connecticut's mobile field hospital and develop it into a nati  more

CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY COLLEGES STRENGTHEN THE STATE'S ECONOMY
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 -- Connecticut Community Collegesissued the following press release: The state's economy is significantly strengthened through investment in the Connecticut Community Colleges, reports Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI) in its 2008 economic impact study. "Connecticut's Community Colleges add more money to the state treasury than they take out," the study reports. "The Connecticut economy receives roughly $5 billion in income each year due to the colleges and th  more

CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY COLLEGES SUPPORT CAREER DEVELOPMENT MONTH
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 31 -- Connecticut Community Collegesissued the following press release: The Connecticut Community College System is joining with over 30 business and government organizations to sponsor Career Development Month in the State of Connecticut during November 2008. The Connecticut Career Development Association has partnered with the Governor for the past seven years to declare November as a month for special focus on career development activities. In her State of Connecticut  more

CONTINUING EDUCATION LANDS $500,000 GRANT
STORRS, Conn., Oct. 9 -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $500,000 Emergency Management for Higher Education grant to the University of Connecticut's Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) to fund a state-of-the-art behavior threat assessment model. The threat assessment model will be incorporated into UConn's existing emergency management plans, and will involve students, faculty, staff and surrounding community m  more

CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES RANGE FROM DANCE TO JEWELRY MAKING AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH
OSHKOSH, Wis., Oct. 1 -- The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh issued the following news release: This fall, UW Oshkosh's Office of Continuing Education is offering a variety of opportunities to experience enriching short courses and workshops on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus. These culturally-enriching programs allow participants to learn about, participate in and observe cultural expressions; develop self-expression skills; enhance artistic skills; deepen understanding and app  more

CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 8
MONT ALTO, Pa., Nov. 4 -- Pennsylvania State University at Mont Alto issued the following news release: The Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Workshop will be held Saturday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Penn State Mont Alto. Workshops will cover Low Vision Therapy for Older Adults by Joyce McCormick, Overview: Evidence-Based Practice by Dr. Angela Hissong and Understanding the Scope & Power of Sensori-Motor Skills by Carolyn Doncheski, Cathy Shanholtz and Tara Summers. Works  more

CONVOCATION EXERCISES COMMENCE AT UMDNJ CAMPUS SCHOOLS
NEWARK, N.J., May 18 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The eight individual schools of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will host Convocation and Pre-Commencement ceremonies honoring the more than 1,770 graduates Sunday thru Tuesday, May 18-20. Speakers will include notable medical practitioners and former alumnae. Of special note with this year's proceedings, the UMDNJ-School of Nursing will celebrate its first   more

COOLIDGE NATIVE STEVEN GONZALES PROMOTED TO DEAN
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., Feb. 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College has promoted Dr. Steven Gonzales to dean of communications, mathematics and learning support. Gonzales had been serving as the associate dean of academic services for the college district since January of 2007. The promotion was recommended on December 1, 2007, and was officially accepted by the Pinal County Community College District Board of Governors on January 8, 2008, d  more

CORNEL WEST ENTHRALLS BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
PARAMUS, N.J., Oct. 31 -- Bergen Community College issued the following news release: Bergen Community College welcomed Dr. Cornel West to a packed gymnasium on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 29, 2008. Dr. West, a fervent speaker on racial justice, politics and music, captured the attention of the approximately 1,000 students, administrators, faculty and members of the public who attended the address. Along with discussing the upcoming presidential election, his impassioned pleas urged s  more

COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN TO HOLD 27TH ANNUAL 'SUPERCONFERENCE'
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 5 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: On February 8 & 9th the Alabama Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) will host its 27th Annual "SuperConference" at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. There is a great line-up of speakers including US Rep. Artur Davis (7th District of Alabama); the National Director of State Departments of Special Education (NASDE) Alabama's very own, Dr. Mabrey Whetstone, and our Friday morning he  more

CPS TO HOST BUSINESS & EDUCATION CAREER EXPO
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 19 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Jacksonville State University's Career Placement Services will host its 2008 Business and Education Career ExpoMaking Connections: My Career, Your Opportunity in the Gamecock Center of Stephenson Hall on March 6, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. A variety of employers and recruiters will be on campus, all looking to fill vacant positions as well as share information about their organizations. Please  more

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKING FAMILIES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The office of Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., issued the following Op-Ed: As they try to cope with a struggling economy, flawed trade agreements, rising health care costs and high energy prices, working families are in a difficult position. Yet our state's unique strengths and resources are cause for optimism. We can harness Wisconsin's tremendous workforce and innovative small businesses to create jobs and enhance our economy. In September I introduced the E4 Initiat  more

CSC Adult Literacy Receives Grant
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 10 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College's Literacy Coalition recently received a $1,000 increase in an adult volunteer literacy grant from the Illinois Secretary of State Literacy Office. The increase makes the grant received come to a total of $56,000 for the 2008-2009 academic year. The CSC Literacy Coalition was established in 1986 and serves the entire CSC district. It promotes a student-centered approach to learning b  more

CSC Announces Bob Bopp Award Winners
GALESBURG, Ill., July 8 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College athletics would like to announce Allison Epping and Bradley Powell as the school's Bob Bopp Award winners for the 2007-08 academic year. The award is given to the top academic male and female sophomore athlete from each school within the Arrowhead Conference. The Arrowhead Conference consists of Carl Sandburg College, Black Hawk College, Illinois Valley Community College, Black Hawk Co  more

CSC Branch Campus to Host Allied Health Open House
CARTHAGE, Sept. 17 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: The Carl Sandburg College Branch Campus in Carthage will be hosting an open house on Monday, Oct. 6, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Education Commons. The open house will showcase the allied health program's new laboratory which includes an exam room and reception area for medical assisting students to practice their skills as well as two hospital beds in the lab to simulate a hospital setting for LPN and CNA stud  more

CSC Carthage CABI and Community Education Classes for Fall
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 26 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Community Education classes are scheduled at various locations throughout the district and cover a wide range of topics. You may register for most of these classes by phone at (309) 341-5260 or (877) 236-1862 ext. 5260, or in person at the Galesburg, Carthage, or Bushnell Campus. For more information about classes in your community, or to teach or request a class, you may contact CSC at (309) 345-3501. In  more

CSC College for Senior Trips Fall Schedule
GALESBURG, Ill., Aug. 26 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Community Education classes are offered as a service to area citizens at minimal cost. Some classes are developed for specific interest groups or age brackets. These courses are scheduled at various locations throughout the district and cover a wide range of topics. You may register for most of these classes by phone at (309) 341-5260 or (877) 236-1862 ext. 5260, or in person at the Galesburg, Carthage, or Bu  more

CSC Foundation Awards DAR Scholarships
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 19 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: The Rebecca Parke Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has provided scholarships through the Carl Sandburg College Foundation for three CSC students. Kristin Niehoff, of Galesburg, received the endowed scholarship awarded to a full-time student in the education field. Preference is given to students planning to transfer to a four-year institution. The recipient must   more

CSC Senior Classes, Tours and Trips
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 30 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College is offering the following classes, tours, and trips for seniors in the fall. These classes are only available to those 50 of age or older. To register for any of these classes, or for more information, please call (309) 344-1512 or visit the Main Campus in Galesburg. Abraham Lincoln and the Eighth Judicial Court This presentation includes Lincoln's role in each town, the cases he   more

CSC Upward Bound Student a Leader in Washington, D.C.
GALESBURG, Ill., June 27 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College's Upward Bound program recently sent one of its students to participate in a leadership development program in Washington, D.C. Taylor Siedel, a senior from Abingdon, was selected to serve as a Delegate to the 19th Annual Council for Opportunity in Education National Student Leadership Congress. While attending the Leadership Congress, Siedel participated in mock congress groups and   more

CSC's Cutcher Academic All-American
GALESBURG, Ill., July 21 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College has announced Bobbie Jo Cutcher as being selected a National Junior College Athletic Association Academic All-American. In order to qualify as an NJCAA All-American, a student-athlete must carry a grade point average of 3.60 overall or better for the academic year. Cutcher, a 2005 Galesburg High School graduate, ran for CSC's women's cross country team for the past two seasons. Thi  more

CUSTER COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 8 MEETING
WESTCLIFFE, Colo., Sept. 8 -- The Custer County Commission issued the following meeting minutes: THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CUSTER COUNTY MET IN REGULAR SESSION WITH THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS PRESENT: Kit Shy Chairman Dick Downey Vice-Chairman Carole Custer Commissioner Kris Lang Deputy Clerk to the Board Also present was Nora Drenner, reporter for the Wet Mountain Tribune and commissioner candidates; Lynn Attebery, Jim Austin, Jerry Lacy and Tom Millikan AGENDA: 10  more

D.A. Rajapaksa commemorated
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- Commemorative ceremonies to mark the 41st death anniversary of D.A. Rajapaksa, man of an epoch and icon of the peasants of Giruwapattu, was held on a simple but proud note in Tangalle with the participation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa yesterday. The ceremonies began with the President and the First Lady placing floral tributes at the D.A. Rajapaksa statue in Tangalle followed by Irrigation, Water Management, Ports and Civil Aviation Mi  more

DAUPHIN COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 20 MEETING
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 20 -- The Dauphin County Commission issued the following meeting agenda: 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. MOMENT OF SILENCE 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. July 30, 2008 Workshop Meeting 2. July 30, 2008 Salary Board Meeting 3. August 6, 2008 Legislative Meeting 5. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS HELD BETWEEN MEETINGS 6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION 7. DIRECTORS/GUESTS 1. David Twaddell, Esq. (Rhoads & Sinon) Doug Goldberg & Sam Gruer (Deutsche Bank) Jay   more

DAUPHIN COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES AGENDA FOR AUG. 6 MEETING
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 6 -- The Dauphin County Commission issued the following meeting agenda: 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. MOMENT OF SILENCE 3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. July 9, 2008 Salary Board Meeting 2. July 16, 2008 Workshop Meeting 3. July 23, 2008 Legislative Meeting 4. July 23, 2008 Election Board Meeting 5. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS HELD BETWEEN MEETINGS 6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION 7. DIRECTORS/GUESTS 8. PERSONNEL 1. Personnel Packet 9. PURCHAS  more

DAVID ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM RANKS 34 IN U.S., 80 IN THE WORLD BY FINANCIAL TIMES
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 27 -- The University of Utah issued the following news release: For the fourth year in a row, the Financial Times has ranked the David Eccles School of Business (DESB) Executive MBA program among the top programs in the world. According to the report, being published in the Oct. 27 issue, the David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA program was ranked 34 in the United States and 80 in the world. Faculty research output was ranked 22 in the U.S. Now in its seventh   more

DEAN'S DELEGATION IN CHINA TO SHORE UP PARTNERSHIPS FOR INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 27 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: A delegation led by IU School of Education Dean Gerardo M. Gonzalez is in China this week to explore new possibilities for collaboration with Chinese universities as well as provide some professional development to Chinese higher education leaders. The delegation of five faculty members and a higher education policy studies student from China left on Saturday for a visit to six Chinese universities. Until N  more

DEAN'S TRUANCY RESEARCH TO INFLUENCE COURT POLICY NATIONWIDE
BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 30 -- The University of Vermont issued the following news release: More than 25 years of academic research has earned Fayneese Miller, dean of the College of Education and Social Services, a reputation as an expert on the social, academic and political development of adolescents. It's her most recent project, however - a non-academic "bench book" to be sent to every family court judge in America as a guide for sentencing truant students who often dropout out of high scho  more

DEDICATION OF SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ADDITIONS CELEBRATES COLLABORATION, TRANSPARENCY, THE CREATIVE PROCESS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 27 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Karen Van Lengen welcomed Saturday's autumn rain, even as it forced the dedication of the two new additions to the University of Virginia's School of Architecture indoors. In her remarks, the dean told the high-spirited crowd of faculty, students, alumni, administrators and friends, "The rain is beautiful today. It is a quiet rain and a resource for replenishing the earth. "That is what we are  more

DEL. NORTON OFFICE REVEALS UNUSUALLY HIGH RATE OF BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following press release: Today the Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) released results showing that the 110th Congress has been one of her most productive legislative sessions, with 37% of the 55 bills she introduced becoming law. That's 20 of her bills signed into law by the President. She also saw 13 of her bills pass or have a hearing in the House, with most likely to become law in the next Congress. Th  more

DEL. NORTON USES ART COMPETITION TO SPREAD STUDENTS' ART AROUND CITY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., issued the following press release: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) this morning joined Kraft Foods at its downtown headquarters to honor Duke Ellington School of the Arts student Shea Wills, who as a 10th grader in May, won second place in Norton's Annual Congressional Arts Competition. Shea's art work will remain on display for one year at Kraft Headquarters, located at 975 F Street, NW. The work of first place winner, Geo  more

DELAWARE COUNTY SHERIFF MCGINN RECEIVES DCCC OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD
MEDIA, Pa., Oct. 27 -- Delaware County Community College issued the following news release: Delaware County sheriff and retired Delaware County Community College faculty member Joseph F. McGinn has been awarded the Wong Moss Outstanding Alumni Award. John Moss, son of the late College Trustee Barbara Wong Moss, made the presentation at the College with Dr. Jerry Parker, President. A 1975 graduate so inspired by his own educational experience at the College that he came back to teach for 27  more

DELAWARE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 18 MEETING
DOVER, Del., Sept. 18 -- Delaware State Board of Education issued the following meeting minutes: The State Board of Education/State Board for Vocational Education held its regular meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2008 in the Cabinet Room, Townsend Building, Dover, Delaware. Present were: Jean Allen, President; Richard Farmer, Vice President; G. Patrick Heffernan, Jorge Melendez, Barbara Rutt, Dennis Savage, Dr. Terry Whittaker and Valerie Woodruff, Executive Secretary and Secretary of Ed  more

DELAWARE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 18 WORK SESSION MEETING
DOVER, Del., Sept. 18 -- Delaware State Board of Education issued the following meeting minutes: WORK SESSION The State Board of Education/State Board for Vocational Education held a work session at the conclusion of its regular monthly meeting. The work session begin at 3:00 p.m. with the following Board members present: Jean Allen, President; Richard M. Farmer, Jr., Vice President; Pat Heffernan, Jorge Melendez, Barbara Rutt, Dennis Savage, Dr. Terry Whittaker. Dr. Judi L. Coffield, Stat  more

DELAWARE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 4-6, RETREAT MEETING
DOVER, Del., Sept. 4 -- Delaware State Board of Education issued the following meeting minutes: The State Board of Education/State Board for Vocational Education began its Fall Retreat September 4-6, 2008, in the Kent Room of the Bellmoor Inn, Rehoboth, Delaware. The Retreat began on Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. with the following members present: Jean Allen, President; Richard M. Farmer, Jr., Vice President; Pat Heffernan, Jorge Melendez, Barbara Rutt, Dr. Terry Whittaker and   more

DELAWARE'S DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH, MSD HOST IMMUNIZATIONS SUMMIT OCT.30
DOVER, Del., Oct. 29 -- Delaware Department of Health and Social Services issued the following news release: Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) will present an Immunization Summit for health professionals Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Dover Downs Conference Center. DPH and the MSD expect to enhance pandemic influenza preparedness, share evidence-based activities and interventions for promoting seasonal influenza vaccination, and share  more

DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS AWARDED TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS
NEW ORLEANS, La., Oct. 29 -- Delgado Community College issued the following news release: Jacobs Technology Inc., whose Facilities Operating Services Contract (FOSC) group is the primary partner in a multi-contractor group at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, has created a new scholarship program at three area community colleges, including Delgado Community college, in the hope that it will help educate the company's future employees. In January, the FOSC Group created two annual $1,500  more

DEMONSTRATION OF ONLINE TOOLS BLOGS, WIKS, PODCASTS, VIRTUAL WORLDS" FEBRUARY ACADEME MEETING FEATURING DR. SHERRI RESTAURI SPEAKING ON 'THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE...WIKI?'
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 5 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Academe will meet on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 3:15 p.m., in Room 1103 A, Houston Cole Library. Dr. Sherri Restauri, Director of the Office of Distance Education, and an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology Department, will address the topic, "The Lion, the Witch, and the...Wiki? Collaborative Technologies for Successful Teaching at JSU: The How's and Why You Need to Know." Her discussi  more

DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES RE-OPENING AT LOUISIANA SCHOOL FOR DEAF
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 31 -- The Louisiana Department of Education issued the following press release: Today Department of Education officials announced student services will resume at the Louisiana School for the Deaf (LSD) starting Wednesday, November 5. The school, which suspended student services on October 8, will launch in full operation, receiving both day and residential students. "We are eager to begin receiving students again as we recognize the desire of the parents, students an  more

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, FLORIDA RESTAURANT AND LODGING ASSOCIATION NOW OFFER FOOD EMPLOYEE TRAINING IN SPANISH
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 24 -- The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation issued the following news release: The Hospitality Education Program (HEP) housed within the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, in cooperation with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), is now offering food employee training classes in Spanish. According to the United States Census Bureau, nearly two-and-a-half million Floridians speak Spanish as their first language. T  more

DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES AWARDS $200,000 TO LEHIGH GAP NATURE CENTER
LEHIGH GAP, Pa., Oct. 31 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources issued the following news release: Environmental education programs and new opportunities for outdoor recreation will be supported with Pennsylvania's $200,000 investment in the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced today "Lehigh Gap Nature Center's location along the Kittatinny Ridge and the Lehigh River make it a perfect spot for watching wildli  more

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS RE-ENTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD OCT. 27
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 24 -- The Florida Department of Corrections issued the following news release: The Re-Entry Advisory Council Education, Vocation and Post-Release workgroup has requested to schedule a meeting for October 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm. The dial in number is (888) 808-6959 and conference code is 4130118. For more information contact the Florida Department of Corrections at (850) 410-4400 or visit the Re-Entry Program Workgroup page for Education, Vocation and Post-Release.  more

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES OCT. 21 MEETING SUMMARY
BOSTON, Oct. 21 -- The Massachusetts Department of Education issued the following Baord of Education meeting summary: The Massachusetts Board of Education Board in Brief This is "Board in Brief," issued at the request of Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester to bring you up to date on Board of Elementary and Secondary Education matters. This is a report on the special meeting held in Holyoke on Monday evening, October 20, 2008, and the regular meeting held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Hol  more

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES SEPT. 10 MEETING SUMMARY
BOSTON, Sept. 10 -- The Massachusetts Department of Education issued the following Baord of Education meeting summary: The Massachusetts Board of Education Board in Brief This is "Board in Brief," issued at the request of Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester to bring you up to date on Board of Elementary and Secondary Education matters. This is a report on the regular meeting held on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Malde  more

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF COMMERCE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ERULKAR SPEAKS AT INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 2008 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ATLANTA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the text of the following speech: OPENING Thank you, Commissioner Gannon, for that kind introduction. It is a pleasure to be back in Atlanta, and I'd like to thank IEDC Chairman Robin Roberts Krieger and President Jeff Finkle for the invitation to be with you today. I'm very grateful for many things concerning my service at EDA, and one of those things is the opportunity to have worked with   more

DEPUTY SECRETARY KIMMITT SPEAKS AT PALESTINIAN BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT FORUM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the text of the following speech: It is a pleasure to be here today with my friends and colleagues, Jim Jones and Rob Mosbacher. The fact that Jim is on the panel with two economic policy officials demonstrates the inextricable link among the political, security, and economic dimensions of U.S. Government support of the Annapolis process and peace between Palestinians and Israelis. We meet today in the midst of historic tran  more

DIABETICS LEARN FROM DOCTORS, EACH OTHER, AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 -- Temple University issued the following news release: Christopher Bailey used to be a boxer. He was scrappy, he says, but strong, which helped him beat guys twice his size. "Look at my face -- no cuts or scars. My ears and eyes aren't messed up like some other fighters," he says. "I was careful. I learned everything I needed to know about each guy I went up against and changed up my fighting to beat him." But in 1993 Bailey took on his toughest opponent yet -- d  more

Did You Know? - JCD Immersion Can Produce Continuing Education Credit
CHICAGO, July 29 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Every edition of ACA's flagship professional journal, the Journal of Counseling & Development, provides an opportunity for counselors to earn continuing education credit. For example, readers of "New Roles and Advocacy Strategies for School Counselors" by Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung in the current JCD can earn 1 CE contact hour for reading the article and successfully passing a 3-question exam. T  more

DIEGNAN/LAMPITT NJ STARS REFORM LEGISLATION CALLS FOR HIGHER STANDARDS, SUSTAINABILITY
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 23 -- The New Jersey Assembly's Democrats issued the following news release: Legislation Assembly Higher Education Chairman Patrick J. Diegnan and Vice- Chairwoman Pamela Lampitt sponsored to revise the popular NJ STARS I and NJ STARS II college scholarship programs to ensure their long-term viability was released today from the Assembly Higher Education Committee by a vote of 7-2, with 2 abstentions. Diegnan and Lampitt were members of a12-member task force Gov. Jon S.  more

DILLARD NAMED CONCORD UNIVERSITY MISS RELAY FOR LIFE
ATHENS, W.Va., Oct. 29 -- Concord University issued the following news release: Concord University junior Krystina Dillard was named Miss Relay for Life at the pageant held Friday, October 24, 2008, in the Alexander Fine Arts Center. Concord freshman Paige Cook was named first attendant and junior Brittany Keys second attendant. "It is such an honor to be Concord University's Miss Relay for Life, and I look forward to using my title to be an advocate for the American Cancer Society. I plan  more

DIRECTOR BRINGS FRESH IDEAS TO FIRST YEAR MATH
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 31 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: One common denominator for nearly every incoming student at ASU is a first year mathematics class. According to the new director of the program, the student's experience with first year math is a good indicator for overall success in college. Additionally, first year math is the critical foundation for students entering the STEM disciplines - science, technology, engineering and mathematics. "First year m  more

DIRECTOR OF DISABILITY SERVICES OLDHAM APPOINTED TO ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., July 22 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Beulah C. Oldham, director of Disability Services, was appointed recently to the Advisory Council for the Education of Students With Disabilities. The council monitors progress in programs serving children with disabilities, issuing an annual report. Gina Garber, Christina Chester-Fangman and Nancy Gibson, all assistant professors of library administration, presented a workshop, titled "Plagiaris  more

DIRECTOR OF NURSING NAMED AT PENN COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 23 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Sharon G. Auker has been appointed director of nursing at Pennsylvania College of Technology. Auker, an associate professor of medical/surgical nursing at the college, will assume her new duties on Jan. 12. As a full-time faculty member in Penn College's nursing program for 12 years, Auker has taught bachelor- and associate-level nursing courses. She holds a doctorate in nursing from Penn Stat  more

DIRECTOR OF THE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION AT SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY RETIRES
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- Shawnee State University issued the following news release: For many years Susan Warsaw looked at herself as the Shawnee State University's cheerleader and she has been a key figure in helping the university grow over the past 25 years. Her mission was to create funds and support for the university and she has done that very well. Warsaw has gone beyond expectations and proven that private financial support has a direct impact on the quality of education and se  more

DIRECTOR PETTUS RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Aug. 29 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Timothy E. "Tim" Pettus of Lawrenceburg has been selected as a 2008-09 Middle Tennessee State University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, the MTSU Alumni Association announced recently. Pettus is being recognized in the Service to the Community category. "Certainly to even be considered for alumnus of the year is a huge thrill, but to be selected for the award is an honor I will che  more

DIRECTOR RETIRES FROM CAMPUS
WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Oct. 28 -- Pennsylvania State University at Wilkes-Barre issued the following news release: After 25 years of service to Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Ina Lubin, continuing education director, has retired from the University. "It has been an honor for me to work for Penn State. I have always taken my role very seriously and as a representative of an internationally known university, I've always tried to put forth my best efforts to represent it well," said Lubin. "From the time   more

Diverse Neighborhoods and Schools Strengthen Communities
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: Real estate professionals play a key role in promoting the value that diverse schools and neighborhoods bring to a community, and Realtors at today's Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity Forum at the 2008 REALTORS Conference & Expo gained insights on the link between neighborhood demographics, school segregation and housing discrimination. It's no surprise that good schools are often at the to  more

Diversity, Anti-Oppression Experts Present Public Lecture
NEWPORT, R.I., Sept. 17 -- Salve Regina University issued issued the following order: Victor Lewis and Peggy McIntosh, two internationally known experts in diversity and anti-oppression, will offer a joint public presentation, "Beyond Blame, Shame & Guilt: Waking Up to Privilege Systems" on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Salve Regina University's Antone Academic Center for Culture and the Arts, Lawrence Avenue. Lewis is a leader in the field of anti-oppression diversity w  more

DIVISION OF JOURNALISM DIRECTOR BLAND APPOINTED TO NATIONAL COMMITTEE THAT AWARDS EXCELLENCE IN STUDENT JOURNALISM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 3 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Dorothy Bland, Florida A&M University's (FAMU) director for the division of journalism, was recently appointed to the Hearst Journalism Awards Program Steering Committee. "I'm honored to serve on the Hearst Steering Committee," said Bland. "At the collegiate level, the Hearst Awards are as prestigious as the Pulitzer Prizes in the professional are  more

DNR WANTS YOUR IDEAS FOR WATER TRAILS, LOW-HEAD DAM SAFETY
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 21 -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: An 18-month planning process is underway for water trails and low-head dam safety in Iowa. A series of listening sessions are scheduled around the state in coming months. That input will influence Iowa Department of Natural Resources' priorities and plans in coming years. "Water trails have become a key new way for Iowans to connect with their rivers and lakes," said Nate Hoogeveen, ri  more

DOE RELEASES FINAL ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS STATUS, NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT REPORT CARD
TRENTON, N.J., June 6 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: The AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) status of 79 schools has changed because of final No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) calculations for the 2006-2007 testing period, New Jersey Department of Education officials announced today. Only ten schools saw a decline in status; the status of 69 schools improved as a result of the recalculation. A list of the schools and their preliminary and final statu  more

DOE RELEASES SALARY, BENEFITS DATA, 'USER-FRIENDLY' BUDGET SUMMARIES
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 13 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: The salaries and benefits provided to the top administrators in all New Jersey school districts are now available on the New Jersey Department of Education Web site, Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy announced today. Commissioner Davy also announced that "user-friendly" plain language summaries of all school district budgets can now be found on the DOE Web site. The salary and benefi  more

DOMESTIC FUEL PRICING : POLICY AND POLITICS
Guwahati Nov. 09 -- Are the domestic prices of petrol, which are at present Rs. 50.62 in Delhi, Rs. 55.04 in Mumbai, Rs. 52.2 in Kolkata, Rs. 55.07 in Chennai, and Rs. 51.95 in Assam, the real prices? Crude oil price spiraled to an all time high figure of $ 147 per barrel on the July, 11 this year due to many factors. London's Brent North Sea oil jumped to as high as $ 147.50 per barrel to beat the previous record of $ 146.69 set on July 3. New York crude also topped for the first time to reach  more

Donors, State Invest $8 Million to Fund Advanced-Fiber Center of Economic Excellence
CLEMSON, S.C., Nov. 5 -- Clemson University issued the following press release: Generous private gifts and a state match have raised a total of $8 million to establish the Advanced Fiber-based Materials Center of Economic Excellence at Clemson University. The Center of Economic Excellence is the nexus for a community of scholars and entrepreneurs with shared interests and expertise in natural and synthetic polymer-based advanced fibrous materials and will work in partnership with Clemson's  more

DR. SCHUSTER NAMED CAMPUS DEAN OF MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA/UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP CAMPUS IN ATHENS
ATLANTA, Oct. 15 -- The University System of Georgia Board of Regents issued the following news release: Dr. Barbara L. Schuster, an internist and seasoned medical educator who chaired the Department of Internal Medicine at Wright State University's Boonshoft School of Medicine in Ohio for a dozen years, has been named campus dean of the Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership Campus in Athens. "We are happy to have Dr. Schuster, a proven and passionate educat  more

Dr. Willis Named Kellner Professor in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin: Endowment will Benefit Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
MILWAUKEE, June 16 -- Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Mary and Ted Kellner and the Kelben Foundation have given the Medical College of Wisconsin a $1 million gift to endow the Kellner Chair in Pediatrics. Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Director of the College's Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, will be the first Kellner Professor in Pediatrics. The Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children, which Dr. Willis founded, is a cooperative e  more

DRAFT OF 10-YEAR ACTION PLAN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION SET FOR DISCUSSION
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 22 -- The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board issued the following news release: How can the state's higher education system best meet projected enrollment growth and achieve increased degree production over the next decade? Proposed actions to address these and other challenges will be discussed when the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) meets with its Advisory Council on Tuesday Oct. 28 at the University of Washington in Seattle. The H  more

During Hispanic Heritage Month, Civil Rights Coalition Calls For High School Education Reform
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) issued the following news release: A quality education is the right of every American. As we celebrate this month the many contributions of Latinos to the diverse culture of New York, we must also increase the capacity of our neighborhood schools to help nurture the Hispanic leaders of tomorrow. More than 80 percent of New York's Hispanic eighth graders read below grade level, and only 33 percent of Hispanic students gr  more

Eagle Insurance delivers promise to higher education schol winners
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- Eagle Insurance delivered its promise to the 8th batch of Scholarship winners and commenced providing them with their Eagle Higher Education Scholarship benefits at a ceremony held at the Trans Asia Hotel recently. The students who are now embarking on their Advanced Level will enjoy the benefits of the scholarship until the completion of their university degree. Since its inception in 1994, Eagle has consistently rewarded a total of 336 students who have benefited fro  more

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COURSES PART OF MARICOPA CENTER'S OCTOBER CLASS SELECTION
MARICOPA, Ariz., Sept. 9 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Although Central Arizona College's fall semester started in August, students wanting to earn college credits now don't have to wait until January to get started. Central's Maricopa Center is offering several mid- and late-term classes designed to make higher education accessible to the local community, including a pair of early childhood education courses taking place on Saturdays. Starting Oct. 4 and  more

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY 'GOES FOR THE GOLD' IN HOMECOMING 2008
GREENVILLE, N.C., Oct. 31 -- East Carolina University issued the following press release: East Carolina University will celebrate Homecoming 2008, Nov. 7 through Nov. 9. Events planned by the ECU Alumni Association and other campus departments include an open house, awards ceremony, homecoming parade and tailgating before the ECU vs. Marshall University football game. A luncheon at the Mendenhall Student Center will kick off the weekend on Friday, Nov. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A  more

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY HOSTS FIRST CONFERENCE ON LATINO ISSUES
GREENVILLE, N.C., Oct. 27 -- East Carolina University issued the following press release: Of 1,000 Latino students to start elementary school, 600 of them will finish high school, 83 will finish college and two will achieve doctoral degrees. According to Antonio Esquibel, keynote speaker at East Carolina University's first conference on Latino issues, "Those are numbers we can improve on." The Oct. 24 conference, "Building Leadership for Latino Access to Education," was organized by ECU  more

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY HOSTS FORMER U.S. COMPTROLLER GENERAL
GREENVILLE, N.C., Oct. 28 -- East Carolina University issued the following press release: The College of Business at East Carolina University will host The Honorable David M. Walker, former U.S. Comptroller General, as its fourth speaker in the Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series. Walker's presentation, "Keeping America Great," is free and open to the public. The event will be held at the Hilton Greenville on Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m. U.S. Rep. Walter Jones is scheduled to attend the event and int  more

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY'S FOODMASTER PROGRAM RECEIVES $504,000 NIH GRANT
GREENVILLE, N.C., Oct. 31 -- East Carolina University issued the following press release: East Carolina University researchers have received a $504,000 grant to study how K-12 students can use food to learn science, math and nutrition concepts. The National Center for Research Resources, a part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded the grant, which is a 2008 Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA). The money will fund Phase II of the FoodMASTER initiative, a program that brin  more

EASTERN PINAL COUNTY COMMUNITY CELEBRATES STUDENT SUCCESS AT ARAVAIPA CAMPUS AWARDS PRESENTATION
WINKELMAN, Ariz., May 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Former Pinal County School Superintendent Dr. Jack Harmon has been chosen as the commencement speaker for Central Arizona College's Aravaipa Campus graduation ceremony on Friday, May 9, in Winkelman, Ariz. The outdoor event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Central's eastern Pinal County campus which is located just off state route 77 between Oracle Junction and Winkelman. Harmon has served as an elementary s  more

EBAY TO SEND EDUCATION SPECIALIST TO WALLACE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HANCEVILLE, Ala., Oct. 31 -- Wallace State Community College issued the following news release: A professional will teach class participants the right way to sell on eBay. Training delivered by eBay Education Specialists uses the most up-to-date training and student materials-the same ones used by eBay University. This two-session course presented by WSCC Community Education will be held on November 10 and 13 from 6-9pm. Advanced registration is required. Cost of the course is $89. To registe  more

ECONOMIC BLOCKADE HITS LIFE IN MANIPUR
Imphal, Nov 8 (UNI) The economic blockade on the NH 39 passing through Manipur has affected normal life in the state. Demanding repair of the highway, Senapati District Students' Association (SDSA) had imposed economic blockade from November two. Following the blockade, over 200 trucks were stranded on the highway and the drivers were facing untold misery. Considering the hardship of the drivers, the trucks were allowed to move towards Imphal yesterday. The SDSA spokesman said the   more

Ediger Honored by Nebraska Music Teachers Association for Service, Teaching
PERU, Neb., Nov. 3 -- Peru State College issued the following news release: Peru State College (PSC) Music Professor and Choral Activities Director Dr. Thomas Ediger was recently honored for his service at the Nebraska Music Teacher's Association's state conference where he was also named the organization's 2008 Teacher of the Year. PSC President Stan Carpenter said, "We are proud to have someone of Dr. Ediger's distinction serving as part of the Peru State College faculty. Not only is he   more

EDUCATION CAREER FAIR AT KANSAS STATE PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, EMPLOYERS
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 28 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Kansas State University's annual Fall Education Career Fair, organized by K-State career and employment services, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. More than 50 school districts and employers from across Kansas and other states will attend, offering certified positions. The Fall Education Career Fair is targeted specifically at education majors interested  more

EDUCATION COMMISSIONER REQUIRES COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS TO REVIEW DISTRICT CONTRACTS
TRENTON, N.J., May 30 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: New Jersey Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy today asked the 21 county superintendents to review the existing contracts of all district superintendents within their jurisdictions, particularly any provisions relating to excessive severance payments. "Our priorities in doing this work are transparency and accountability," the Commissioner said. "We understand that being a district s  more

Education Exhibition at Alfa Beta
Kathmandu, Nov. 8 -- Alfa Beta is organizing the "3rd Grand World Education Exhibition 2008" at its own premises at Alfa Beta Complex, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 9. The exhibition will be inaugurated by CPN-UML General Secretary Jhalanath Khanal on Nov. 8. According to the organisers, the main objective of the exhibition is to bring all interested students and institutions together in one place and provide information on education in Nepal as well as in the  more

EDUCATION FORUM WITH WILLIAM HITE
BOWIE, Md., Oct. 15 -- The city of Bowie issued the following press release: The City of Bowie is pleased to invite community members to attend a Community Education Forum, sponsored by the Bowie Education Committee. The Forum will take place on Tuesday, October 28, from 7 to 8:30 PM at Bowie City Hall, 2614 Kenhill Drive. Prince George's County School System Deputy Superintendent, Dr. William Hite will be the featured speaker. He and other school system representatives, including Executi  more

EDUCATION HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
SILVER CITY, N.M., Jan. 25 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: The Western New Mexico University School of Education is requesting nominations for the 2008 WNMU Education Hall of Fame. The application is available on-line at www.wnmu.edu/academic/schedu/HallofFame/halloffame.htm or may be picked up at the School of Education Office located in the Martinez/Fall Building. The deadline for nominations is March 10, 2008. WNMU has a long tradition of preparing qu  more

EDUCATION INITIATIVE RECEIVES RECOGNITION FOR CASE STUDY
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 27 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Arizona State University has been selected to participate in a case study by the Teachers for a New Era Learning Network, which will examine the university's ambitious initiatives to improve teacher education as a university-wide endeavor. On Oct. 20-21, the Learning Network team visited ASU's College of Teacher Education and Leadership on the West Campus and the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education in Te  more

EDUCATION PANEL ADDRESSES POLICY CONCERNS
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 27 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: During an educational policy panel discussion at Indiana State University Friday afternoon, panel members urged audience members to not just get to know legislators but to run for office themselves. "A wonderful advocacy tool is to file for election," said Marilyn Schultz, executive director of MySmartGov.org and former ISU vice president for planning and budgets. "It will put some life into a sluggis  more

EDUCATION PROFESSOR BUTTERY EARNS TOP DISTINCTION
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., July 22 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: A faculty member in the Austin Peay State University School of Education has been named a distinguished member of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). Professor of Education Dr. Thomas J. Buttery recently received the honor. He also is the former dean of the APSU College of Professional Programs and Social Sciences. The association selects a Distinguished Member annually based on career  more

Educators Attend Conference
TRENTON, Mo., July 28 -- North Central Missouri College issued the following news release: Educators from North Central Missouri College recently attended the Missouri Association of Career and Technical Education Conference in Springfield, Missouri. The theme of the 2008 Conference was "Relationships - the Third R," and was sponsored in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. More than 2,000 members attended the event in which over 300 different semina  more

EDWARD WEAVER, ALBERT MERATI LAUDED BY NATIONAL MEDICAL SOCIETY
SEATTLE, Oct. 22 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: The American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery recently presented Distinguished Service Awards to Dr. Albert L. Merati, UW associate professor and chief of laryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology, and Dr. Edward M. Weaver, UW associate professor and chief of sleep surgery at Harborview Medical Center in the Department of Otolaryngology. The awards were presented   more

EDWARD WILLIS FAMU'S NEW ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 30 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: With 30 years of student affairs experience, Edward M. Willis is the new associate vice president for Student Affairs at Florida A&M University (FAMU). "Edward brings a wealth of student affairs experience to Florida A&M University and I consider him to be a great addition to my leadership team," said Roland H. Gaines, vice president for Student A  more

EL PASO POLICE ACADEMY ACHIEVES 100-PERCENT PASSING OF POLICE RECRUITS IN STATE EXAM
EL PASO, Texas, Oct. 30 -- The city of El Paso issued the following press release: The El Paso Police Department's 112th Police Academy Class has successfully passed the required state exam. All 37 recruits passed the State exam on their first try this morning, the lowest score was an 85 and the highest a 94. The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) requires any individual that will work as a peace officer, in the State of Texas to go through a TCLEOSE  more

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3RD GRADE CLASS VISITS PENN STATE SCHUYLKILL
SCHUYKILL HAVEN, Pa., Oct. 29 -- Pennsylvania State University at Schuykill issued the following news release: The entire 3rd grade class from the Pine Grove Area Elementary School visited Penn State Schuylkill on Monday Oct. 20 & Wednesday Oct. 22. The visit was meant to encourage students, even starting at a young age, to think about higher education. While here, the vistors traveled around campus to various stations at which they interacted with campus faculty, staff, and students and were  more

EMMETT TEACHER WINS $25,000 NATIONAL TEACHING AWARD
EMMETT, Idaho, Oct. 29 -- The Idaho Department of Education issued the following news release: A teacher at Kenneth J. Carberry Intermediate School in Emmett received the 2008 Milken Educator Award for Idaho during a surprise assembly Wednesday afternoon. Jon Bennetts, a fourth-grade teacher at Carberry Intermediate School in the Emmett School District, won the $25,000 prestigious award from the Milken Family Foundation for his dedicated work to raise student achievement in the classroom.  more

EMPLOYMENT DECLINED IN AUGUST; UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASED TO 5.9 PERCENT
TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 17 -- The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued the following news release: National economic conditions continued to take a toll on New Jersey's job market in August as employers pared payrolls and the state's unemployment rate moved higher. Increasing numbers of New Jerseyans entered an already tight labor market in August, driving the state's unemployment rate up by 0.5 percentage point to a five-year high of 5.9 percent. The New Jersey ra  more

ENCYCLOPEDIA PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT BILINGUAL EDUCATION
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 28 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: A new encyclopedia of well-researched, non-technical articles edited by Arizona State University Professor Josué M. González is being hailed as a first-stop reference for accepted knowledge in the controversial and dynamic field of bilingual education. González is a professor of educational leadership and policy studies with the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education and an internationally known expert in   more

ENGINEERING PROGRAMS IGNITE SPARKS OF VALLEY STUDENTS
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 31 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering leaders know that their challenge to nurture the next generation of innovators needed to maintain the nation's technological and economic edge starts long before students enroll in college. "Industry experts and educators agree that to prepare students for the rigors of a degree in engineering, we must capture and direct their imaginations and creativity while they are   more

ENGINEERING STUDENTS BUILDING FLEXIBILITY INTO CAREER PLANS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 31 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: The classic notion of what it means to be an engineer is evolving. At one time, students who graduated from the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science may have found lifetime positions with a single company. More recently, however, they are increasingly taking multiple jobs throughout their careers, moving among fields as diverse as management and financial analysis.   more

Environmental Education Workshop For Secondary School Teachers To Take Place Nov. 13 At PSE's Port Townsend Customer Service Office
BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 31 -- Puget Sound Energy issued the following news release: Cool School Challenge training benefits students throughout the Puget Sound region What: Teachers of grades 7 to 12 from Puget Sound area schools in PSE's service area, especially those in nearby Jefferson, Kitsap and Thurston counties, are invited to an environmental education program workshop where they will learn how to get students involved in hands-on classroom activities that teach them to reduce the  more

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES INSTITUTE STUDENTS RECEIVE FIRST TO THIRD PLACE AT NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 8 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Four Florida A&M University (FAMU) Environmental Sciences Institute (ESI) undergraduate participants received high rankings at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) 3rd Annual Combined Student Scholarship Program held at NOAA's Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. "We are extremely proud of the success of these Florida A&M Univ  more

EPPLEY INSTITUTE DIRECTOR NAMED ACADEMY FELLOW
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 28 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration has selected Stephen A. Wolter, executive director of the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, as a 2008 fellow. Wolter has served the park and recreation field since 1978, contributing to the field, encouraging scholarly efforts and promoting broader pu  more

ESEMINARS OFFER CIVILIANS RETIREMENT, BENEFIT INFORMATION
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following press release: By Beverly Simas Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs Air Force officials here now offer eSeminars on retirement, benefits and financial literacy to civilian appropriated fund employees. These eSeminars offer civilian employees the ease of accessing information at any stage in their career or as needs arise. A new law designed to ensure civilian employees are knowledgeable a  more

ESSEX COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIVINCENZO, ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE PRESIDENT YAMBA HONOR 11 ECC GRADUATES WHO COMPETED IN BEIJING OLYMPICS
NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 29 -- Essex County issued the following news release: Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County College President A. Zachary Yamba honored 11 Essex County College graduates who competed in this summer's Olympic Games in Beijing. The celebration on Wednesday, October 29th began with an afternoon ceremony at the Essex County Hall of Records in Newark and continued in the evening with a reception at Essex County College Gymnasium at the Newark campus.   more

EXCHANGING IDEAS, OPENING DOORS
ATHENS, Ohio, Oct. 31 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Johnson C. Smith University considers study abroad so important to a student's global fluency that it has extended a creative incentive: It will cover all costs for every student to obtain a passport. "We want our students to live and learn at the cutting edge," said Brian L. Johnson, chief of staff at the Charlotte, N.C., school. Four hours away in Petersburg, Va., Virginia State University stepped in to create  more

EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES IN RURAL INDIA: OFFICIAL
Bangalore Nov 8 (UNI) Karnataka today said it would set up Tech Parks in Shimoga, Mangalore, Mysore, Belgaum and Davangere aimed at sustained growth in rural IT, an official said. Speaking at a round table at ICT event BangaloreIT.Biz, Mr Ashok Kumar Manoli, Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT, Science and Technology said the Industry should to explore new opportunities in rural areas to enrich them. ''Companies can achieve a 30-35 per cent cost reduction in rural areas. Our mission  more

EXTENDED AND DISTANCE EDUCATION ANNOUNCES SPRING 2008 COURSES
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 15 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Need to know how to use a Microsoft software program, or want to learn American sign language? Consider enrolling in a course through the APSU Center for Extended and Distance Education. On-site and online courses are offered in various disciplines and development purposes. Those courses available on site include the following: * Personal Computing Basics * QuickBooks * Adobe Acrobat   more

EXTENDED EDUCATION PARTNERS WITH LOCAL FAMILY INSTITUTE IN NEW PROGRAM
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 19 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: This semester, Austin Peay State University's Center for Extended and Distance Education will launch STEP Light, a new program in cooperation with the Family Guidance Training Institute Inc., Clarksville. For six weeks, STEP Light will offer women a holistic approach to a healthier self. The program of revival and renewal is designed for women looking for a foundation to discover wholeness, peace  more

Extension Center Community Education Classes for Fall
BUSHNELL, Fla., Sept. 2 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: The Extension Center in Bushnell announces its September community education classes. Classes will meet at the Extension Center. You must pre-register by calling (309) 772-2177, ext. 8237, or by visiting the campus at 380 E. Main St., Bushnell. Computer Basics I This class will take you through basic computer terminology and provide experience working with the mouse and keyboard. Windows and Microsoft Off  more

FACULTY MEMBERS RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE TO STUDENTS, ACADEMICS
FINDLAY, Ohio, March 7 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Many faculty members were honored for their service to the University during a faculty appreciation and recognition dinner, hosted by DeBow Freed, Ph.D., president of UF, Feb. 28 in the Alumni Memorial Union. Faculty members honored for completing 20 years of service were Michael C. Reed, Ph.D., professor of TESOL and bilingual education, and Anthony Wilgus, associate professor of social work. The David L.  more

FACULTY TENURE, PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED
FINDLAY, Ohio, March 4 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The following faculty members at The University of Findlay were awarded tenure in 2008: * Deborah George, physical therapy; B.S., Cleveland State University; M.S., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University * Cynthia Goodwin, occupational therapy; B.S., Eastern Michigan University; M.S., Eastern Michigan University; O.T.D., Chatham University * Rosalie King, occupational therapy; B  more

FALL ANNUAL GIVING PHONATHON CONTINUES
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Sept. 16 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: The Office of Development's fall annual giving Phonathon will move into its next phase, said Meredith Kerr, coordinator of annual giving. MTSU students will be calling alumni to inform them of the latest developments from MTSU and their respective colleges and ask them to make a gift to the university, Kerr said. It also serves as an opportunity to update their personal information for alu  more

FAMILIES WELCOME 'UNDER THE SEA' AT MAZZA MUSEUM
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 30 --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, Feb. 3, on The University of Findlay campus. This event is made possible, in part, by The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and Bill and Francia Eckert. The theme for the afternoon will be "Under the Sea," and many family-friendly activities will   more

FAMILY NIGHT UNDER THE STARS OFFERS 'BEE MOVIE'
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., July 28 -- The West Virginia University School of Medicine issued the following news release: The Family Night Under the Stars movie series continues at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater this Friday, Aug. 1, with a showing of "Bee Movie." The event is sponsored by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners (BOPARC) and West Virginia University Hospitals. The movie is about Barry B. Benson, a graduate bee fresh out of college who is disillusioned with his lone ca  more

Fast Fact - Educational Attainment in the United States
CHICAGO, Jan. 25 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: About 33 percent of women ages 25-29 had a bachelor's degree or more education in 2007, compared with 26 percent of their male counterparts. This is just one of the many new educational attainment findings compiled by the US Census Bureau and available in an online report from the agency. The data are shown by characteristics, including age, sex, race and national origin. Details...http://www.census.  more

Fast Fact: Misunderstanding of the Cost of Public Education
CHICAGO, May 20 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Most citizens would fail the quiz if they had to answer the question about how much is spent per pupil in their district on public education. A recent study, reported in Education Next found the average citizen thought the per pupil cost in their district was $4,231 when it was actually $10,377. Respondents also were way off in estimating average educator salaries. Details...http://media.hoover.org/do  more

FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY DIRECTOR RECEIVES CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR AWARD
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 29 -- Fayetteville State University issued the following press release: The Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at Fayetteville State University (FSU), Dr. John Nworie, was honored on last evening at the 2008 Educause Conference with the Contribution of the Year Award. He received a plaque, monetary award, and recognition at the Educause Board of Director's dinner and the general assembly. Educause is the major non-profit professional inf  more

FEATHERSTONE NAMED INTERIM HEAD OF KANSAS STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 30 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Allen Featherstone, a professor of agricultural economics and director of Kansas State University's award-winning master of agribusiness program, has been named interim head of the department of agricultural economics. Featherstone replaces Bryan Schurle, who recently stepped down. The change took effect Oct. 6. "Allen's vast experience and proven leadership will ensure that the department of agricult  more

FeMET Initiative Accepting Proposals For 2008-2009 Design And Curriculum Development Grants
PITTSBURGH, Pa., April 17 -- The Association for Iron and Steel Technology issued the following news release: The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation's "Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today," or FeMET Initiative, which is aimed at attracting top scholastic talent to the North American steel industry, is now accepting design and curriculum development grant proposals for the 2008-2009 school year. The FeMET Design Grant Program   more

Fifth-Graders To Participate In NIC Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Jan. 14 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: Nearly 1,300 area fifth-graders will participate in the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., children's program Jan. 14-18 in the Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls school districts and at North Idaho College. In the 23 years of the children's program, more than 27,000 students have been involved in the program. The topic for 2008 is "Do the Unthinkable Thing--Change the World." Speaker Scott Rigsby wi  more

FIFTH-YEAR PROGRAM FUNDS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 24 -- The Idaho Department of Education issued the following news release: The Idaho State Department of Education is inviting teachers from around Idaho to apply for $75,000 in grants from the Qwest Foundation to fund innovative technology projects. This will be the fifth year Idaho teachers will receive the grants, which have funded projects ranging from robotics, to rocketry to developing biofuels. "This program has been extremely popular and is an excellent way t  more

FIGHTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The office of Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., issued the following Weekly Column: Today's children are likely to be the first generation to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents because of rising rates of childhood obesity. Tennessee has the 4th highest obesity rate for children in the country, but this isn't just a problem for our state alone. This is a national epidemic and solving it will require a national effort by individuals and their families, school  more

FINALISTS NAMED FOR LEADER OF GRADUATE EDUCATION EFFORTS
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 31 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: The University of Toledo has identified three finalists for the position of vice provost for graduate affairs and dean of the College of Graduate Studies. The candidates, listed alphabetically, are: * Dr. Charlene Czerniak, professor of education and director of the Office of Research Collaboration; * Dr. Patricia Komuniecki, professor and chair of biological sciences; and * Dr. Nick Piazza, professor  more

FINANCE MAGAZINE KIPLINGER RANKS UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE AMONG BEST VALUES IN PUBLIC COLLEGES
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Nov. 4 -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire issued the following news release: Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine has again included the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire among its 100 best values in public colleges. In Kiplinger's national 2008-09 "100 Best Values in Public Colleges," UW-Eau Claire is ranked 65th for in-state students and 63rd in best value for out-of-state students. The rankings are based on academic quality, overall costs and financial aid ava  more

FINANCIAL AID TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS NEWSLETTER, OCT. 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 22 -- The South Carolina Department of Education issued the text of following financial aid newsletter: A monthly update from the State Department of Education's Office of Finance to local school district business officials. If you have any questions about information in this issue, contact Mellanie Jinnette at 803-734-3605, Susan Flanagan at 803-734-8488 or Melissa Austin at 803-734-8453. October Checks: October EFA/State Restricted/Lottery checks are to be released W  more

FIRST GEORGIA APPLY TO COLLEGE WEEK
ATLANTA, Oct. 27 -- The University System of Georgia Board of Regents issued the following news release: WHO: Georgia Apply to College Week WHAT: The first Georgia Apply to College Week will be held November 11-13, 2008. The goal of this event, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Foundation of Independent Colleges, the Georgia Student Finance Commission, the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia, and endorsed by the Georgia Asso  more

FIRST LADY SPEAKS AT A MISSISSIPPI VICTORY GET OUT THE VOTE RALLY
GULFPORT, Miss., Oct. 30 -- The White House's Office of the First Lady issued the following remarks: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center 2:21 P.M. CDT MRS. BUSH: Thank you very much, Senator. Thank you everybody. Thanks so much. It's great to be here. I'm very happy to have this chance to be here. I'm so happy to be here to support Senator Roger Wicker as your next Senator. As he is your current Senator, I urge you to redouble your efforts to make sure everybody gets out to the polls on Tu  more

FIRST NATIONS EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER CELEBRATES NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 30 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Indiana University's First Nations Educational and Cultural Center will celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month with a series of activities in November, begining with a reception on Wednesday (Nov. 5) that it is sponsoring with the city of Bloomington. The opening reception for National American Indian Heritage Month will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Showers City Hall building, 40  more

FISKE COLLEGE GUIDE LISTS UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON AMONG NATION'S BEST
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 31 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: The Fiske Guide To Colleges has listed the University of Mary Washington among the top colleges and universities in its recently released 2009 edition. The University of Mary Washington is among 23 public colleges and universities, 49 public and private institutions overall, that have been designated as a "best buy," delivering the best education at the most reasonable costs. The selective guidebo  more

FIVE EARN ALL-AZ ACADEMIC
MESA, Ariz., March 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Five of Central Arizona College's outstanding students have been selected to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society All-Arizona Academic Team. Lyndee Goetz was chosen First Team, Jennifer Aguirre and Matthew Bertsch were selected as Second Team members, and Heather Marrow and Jessica Forrester- Bowman were elected to the Third Team. The awards were announced on Thursday afternoon, February 21, at  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA (NIGERIA)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 9 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Today, Florida A&M University (FAMU) signed a memorandum of agreement (MAO) with the University of Abuja to strengthen the bonds among the institutions; further the academic, social and cultural objectives of both institutions; and promote better understanding among the faculty, staff, and students of the respective institutions. "This agreement foc  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES TEACHERS, ADVISOR, ADVANCED TEACHER OF YEAR
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 20 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced today the Teachers, Advisor and Advanced Teacher of the Year for 2007-2008, for their significant contributions to the university. The announcement was made at the FAMU Faculty Planning Conference. "Florida A&M University has a magnificent faculty," said Cynthia Hughes Harris, provost and vice president for   more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY BRINGS WORK OF INTERNATIONAL FIBER ARTISTS TO TALLAHASSEE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 26 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University (FAMU) will kick off a week of activities leading up to the official inauguration of FAMU's President James H. Ammons with the unveiling of an exhibit that highlights the work of acclaimed fiber artists Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson. The exhibit, "The Art of Resonating Fiber," will open at the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Cente  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 28 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Rose Campbell, principal of kindergarten through 5th grade at Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU-DRS), was elected for a three-year term to the International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools (NALS) Board of Directors during a recent conference at Rhode Island College's Laboratory School in Providen  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY FILLS INTERIM DEAN POSITIONS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 16 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University (FAMU) has appointed new deans for its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences and College of Education. Ralph Turner, Ph.D., will serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Barbara Mosley, Ph.D., dean of the School of Allied Health; and Genniver Bell, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education.   more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY HELD GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR ITS ANIMAL HEALTHCARE FACILITY
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 28 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University (FAMU) broke ground today on a $1.2 million Animal Healthcare Facility that will support its veterinary technology program. FAMU will become one of only 11 other major universities in the nation that will offer a four-year degree in veterinary technology, and it will be the only institution in the country with a program that   more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY LAW ASSOCIATE DEAN LECTURES TO STUDENTS IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA
ORLANDO, Fla., June 3 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: As part of a new international focus at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law, Jeremy Levitt, incoming associate dean for international programs and distinguished professor of international law, recently taught a course, "Humanitarian Intervention in Africa," to 32 graduate law students and lawyers from the Center for Human Rights, Faculty of L  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS WINS STUDENT CHAPTER OF YEAR
CHICAGO, Aug. 6 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Chapter of National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was recently honored as Student Chapter of the Year during the UNITY Journalists of Color Convention. Earlier this summer, FAMU broadcast journalist senior, Sidney Wright IV, an award-winning senior broadcast journalism student from Tampa, was honored as the Student  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT TO SERVE ON TWO NATIONAL COMMITTEES TO DEVELOP POLICY
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 16 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: James H. Ammons, president of Florida A&M University (FAMU), has been selected to serve on two national committees that will develop policies used by officials in government and education. As a member of the Committee on Underrepresented Groups and the Expansion of the Science and Engineering Workforce Pipeline, President Ammons will help develop   more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY RANKED NO. 1 IN PRODUCTION OF BLACK BACCALAUREATE DEGREE HOLDERS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 16 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University (FAMU) was recently cited as the number one producer of African American baccalaureate degree holders in a report issued by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. With a total of 1,256 graduates in the 2006-2007 academic year, FAMU tops the magazine's list of America's top 100 undergraduate degree producers in its June 2008 iss  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY RASPBERRY, BIO-SECURITY RESEARCH PROJECTS AWARDED $800,000 BY USDA COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, EXTENSION SERVICE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 3 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Three important scientific studies ongoing in two research centers housed in the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) at Florida A&M University (FAMU) have been awarded grant funding totaling close to $800,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service.   more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY SCHEDULES ITS PRESIDENT AMMONS'S CONVOCATION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 18 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University (FAMU) Tenth President James H. Ammons, Ph.D. will deliver the State of the University Address during the President's Convocation schedule for Friday, August 29, at 10:10 a.m. in Gaither Gym. The program will also feature introductions of the FAMU Rattler Football coaching staff and the Marching "100." On July 2, 2007, Am  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY WELCOMES POWERS AS NEW DIPLOMAT-IN-RESIDENCE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 6 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University (FAMU) welcomes Roberto Powers as the new Diplomat-In-Residence (DIR). Cynthia Hughes Harris, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, worked in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State DIR program and confirmed Powers as FAMU's new DIR for 2008-2009. "The DIR program is making a tremendous impact on the numbe  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY'S PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA HOSTS 19TH ANNUAL 'HAUNTED LIBRARY' FOR CHILDREN
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 25 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host the 19t.h annual "Haunted Library" at the Dr. B.L. Perry Branch Library on Saturday, October 25, at noon in effort to increase literacy and readership among Tallahassee youth. The event is free and open to the public. The Haunted Library   more

FLORIDA CABINET ISSUES AGENDA FOR OCT. 28 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND MEETING
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 28 -- The Florida Cabinet issued the following document, representing information provided by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund: Item 1 Minutes Submittal of the Minutes from the September 16, 2008 Cabinet Meeting. (Attachment #1, Pages 1-17) RECOMMEND APPROVAL Substitute Item 2 Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority Conveyance/ Determination/UF/IFAS REQUEST: Consideration of a request for the Board of Trustees to: (1) dete  more

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RECOGNIZES NOVEMBER AS AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 31 -- The Florida Department of Health issued the following news release: The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recognizes November as American Diabetes Month and urges Floridians and their loved ones who have diabetes to take small steps to increase their quality of life and prevent or delay complications. Diabetes is a major public health crisis of the 21st century, which continues to grow in epidemic proportions. Over 1.5 million Floridians have diabetes and about   more

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY'S LUTGERT HALL OFFICIALLY OPENS FOR BUSINESS
FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 30 -- Florida Gulf Coast University, a component of the Florida state university system, issued the following news release: Today, Florida Gulf Coast University officially opened Lutgert Hall, home of the Lutgert College of Business. Situated at the front door of the campus' academic core, Lutgert Hall's imposing four-story building and high profile sculpture, "Human Race," created by Raymond L. Lutgert, is the gateway to the campus. Lutgert Hall is a state-of-the ar  more

FOOTBALL TO END SEASON AT ASHLAND
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 5 -- University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay football team (2-8, 1-8) will be on the road for their final game of the 2008 season on Saturday, November 8 against 24th ranked Ashland University (7-3, 7-2). The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest is scheduled to kick-off at 1:00 p.m. in Ashland, Ohio. Sights and Sounds All Oilers football games can be heard on 1330 AM "WFIN" or on the internet via "  more

FORENSIC EXPERT BRINGS TALES OF WAR DEAD RECOVERY MISSIONS TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Oct. 6 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: MTSU's Forensic Institute for Research and Education and the Distinguished Lectures Committee are bringing Dr. Thomas Holland to the university to speak on his work with various recovery missions in some of the most dangerous and remote regions of the world. Holland will give his presentation, "The Recovery of U.S. War Dead," on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the State Farm Room of the Bus  more

FORMER ART HISTORIAN ZIMERI COX PASSES AWAY
MACOMB, Ill., March 10 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Zimeri A. Cox, 87, a former fine arts faculty member at Western Illinois University, passed away Feb. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Kenosha, WI. He came to Western Illinois in 1969 as an assistant professor of fine arts, teaching prehistoric through medieval art until August 1976. During his time at WIU, Cox developed course offerings to make art history a viable part of the art curriculum. He also  more

FORMER GANG MEMBER WRITES BOOK, WILL SPEAK AT WNMU
SILVER CITY, N.M., Sept. 17 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: At twenty-one years of age, Gilbert Grinie only had an eighth grade education and he was preparing to spend the next seven years in maximum security. A young life of gangs and trouble, Grinie seemed to always be headed in the wrong direction. Nearly forty years later, the former gang member has written a book and is ready to open his own non-profit rehabilitation center. Freedom Consulting, as h  more

FORMER WNMU PROFESSOR TO BE HONORED
SILVER CITY, N.M., June 18 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Glenn E. Knight passed away thirty-six years ago, yet his memory endures on the Western New Mexico University campus. His contributions, and those of his family, will be honored on Monday, June 23 at 2:00pm on the WNMU campus. Knight was an associate professor of education and psychology and former chairman of the Education and Psychology Department at WNMU from 1966-1972 when he passed away afte  more

FORT BLISS WOUNDED WARRIOR WALK RAISES AWARENESS, FUNDS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Army issued the following news release: Even in the military community, many are unaware of the difficulties and dilemmas faced by the nation's wounded warriors and their families, said Nancy Mainor, director of the Fort Bliss Soldier and Family Assistance Center. Often, she said, the families themselves never imagined the obstacles they must confront and the problems they must solve. "We encounter on a daily basis families who ... never imagined they would b  more

Forte Fellows Attend Conference in NYC
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 3 -- The Wake Forest University Graduate School of Management issued the following news release: Six students from Wake Forest University's Babcock Graduate School of Management traveled to the 2008 Forte Foundation MBA Women's Conference in New York City over the summer as Forte Fellows. Stacy Poindexter Owen, Babcock's director of admissions for the full-time MBA and Master of Arts in Management programs, joined Katharina Haynes, Sara Kyle and Traci Lee, members  more

FORUM FOR 350 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL FOCUS ON HIV/AIDS AND THE POWER OF CHOICE
NEWARK, N.J., April 8 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: AIDS activist Hydeia Broadbent, 24, was born HIV positive and she's not ashamed to talk about it. On Friday, April 11th, during UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School's Teen Forum, she will address about 350 high school students by candidly talking about living with the disease she contracted at birth from her drug-addicted mother. The 4th Annual Teen Forum, which is being hosted by t  more

Foundation Celebrates Leadership At Benefit Dinner
MALTA, Ill., Oct. 31 -- Kishwaukee College issued the following news release: The Kishwaukee College Foundation will be holding its annual benefit dinner on Saturday, November 8, beginning with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at 5:30p.m. at Altgeld Hall, 595 College Avenue on the NIU campus. The theme for the evening is A Foundation for Leadership, an exploration and celebration of the role of education in the development of leaders, past, present and future. Marshall Hayes, Director of the K  more

FOUR NAMED BAHR SCHOLARS FOR 2008 - 2009
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York's Empire State College issued the following news release: Four Empire State College, State University of New York, learners have been named Morton Bahr Scholars, a prestigious award named for one of the world's most influential union leaders, known for his groundbreaking leadership in worker education initiatives and expertise on technology and information-based industries. Bahr graduated from The Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center  more

FREE SELF-DEFENSE, AWARENESS WORKSHOP CONDUCTED BY VIRGINIA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 30 -- The city of Virginia Beach issued the following press release: Don't become a crime statistic! Attend "The Best Defense" a free self-defense workshop brought to you by the Virginia Beach Police Department and Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation. Participants will increase awareness of the environment, learn about crime prevention, obtain personal safety tips, and learn how to escape from potentially dangerous situations. Geared for those ages 12 & up, this self-d  more

FREEHOLDERS DECLARE OCTOBER TO BE ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH
BELVIDERE, N.J., Oct. 18 -- Warren County issued the following news release: The Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders are urging residents to take some time to appreciate the arts, as they proclaimed October as Arts and Humanities Month. "We all need to take a moment and spend more time enjoying the arts. I think there's a great feeling that can come from doing that," said Freeholder Director John DiMaio. October has been designated National Arts and Humanities Month by President G  more

FREEHOLDERS HELP MAINTAIN QUALITY OF LIFE FOR SENIORS
TOMS RIVER, N.J., March 26 -- Ocean County issued the following news release: A host of programs and services that help keep seniors active and in their homes have received the support of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Board is scheduled to approve contracts totaling $250,000 to caregiver agencies, and hospitals for programs that assist senior citizens from the healthy and active to the frail and disabled. "We look to renew these programs annually," said Freeholder Di  more

FUNDING TO ADD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR SCIENCE, MATH TEACHERS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 23 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Supplemental National Science Foundation funding will expand the already successful Robert Noyce Scholarship program at the IU School of Education at IUPUI to establish the Noyce Teaching Fellowship. Three Noyce Scholars will be named Noyce Fellows and will receive additional scholarship money to complete work toward an M.S. degree in secondary education. Selection of Noyce Fellows begins in December, with  more

FUNDS RECEIVED FROM INTERNATIONAL FEE WILL SUPPORT PROGRAMS
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 15 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: With Austin Peay State University's emphasis on globalization and the importance of international programs, University officials added a $10 international fee to the general access fee for the first time in Fall 2007. The international fee, charged to all full-time, main campus students, already has generated about $150,000 to support internationalization efforts for APSU. According to Tina Ta  more

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA FIELD DAY ON FEB. 15
COOLIDGE, Ariz., Feb. 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: More than 250 high school students from Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties will converge on Central Arizona College's Signal Peak Campus Feb. 15 for the 2008 South Central Dean Merrell Future Farmers of America Field Day. The one-day event will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony taking place in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts starting at 1:30 p.m. Students will par  more

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA FIELD DAY RESULTS
COOLIDGE, Ariz., March 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Flowing Wells High School captured five first-place finishes at the 2008 South Central Dean Merrell Future Farmers of America Field Day hosted by Central Arizona College, taking home the most blue ribbons and plaques in the competition. More than 300 high school students from Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties converged on Central Arizona College's Signal Peak Campus on Feb. 15 for the annual FFA competit  more

Gangarama prelates legacy expands in America
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- A ten-year-old boy from Matara was taken to Colombo by Ven. Galaboda Devananda Nayaka Thera and handed over to Ven. Vacissara Nayaka Thera of Gangaramaya. The well-known monk, Ven. Morontuduwe Sri Dhammananda read the young boy's horoscope and determined that he was suitable for ordination as a samanera. The wise Venerable monk said he was "a saviour who should be ordained for the welfare of everybody." Eight days after his arrival in Colombo, on November 8, 1954, the boy w  more

GEORGIA COLLEGE APPOINTS FIRST-EVER PROVOST TO LEAD ITS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., Oct. 29 -- Georgia College & State University issued the following news release: Georgia College & State University President Dorothy Leland today announced that Dr. Sandra J. Jordan has been appointed the university's first-ever Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs. Jordan, who currently holds the same position at Mississippi University for Women, is expected to join Georgia College in her new position on or about July 1, 2009. "Dr. Jordan's skills and experien  more

GEORGIA COLLEGE TO HOUSE GEORGIA MUSIC EDUCATORS ARCHIVES
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., Oct. 28 -- Georgia College & State University issued the following news release: Georgia College & State University has been selected to house the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) archives, which includes original master tapes, records, CDs and other material dating back to the mid-1930's. The university's Special Collections unit was chosen as conservator of the materials based on the strong historic link between Georgia College and the association, including  more

GEORGIA EDUCATION MENTORSHIP OFFERS STUDENTS HANDS-ON LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., Oct. 28 -- Georgia College & State University issued the following news release: Nineteen Georgia College students have been matched with prominent business, education, politics, industry, healthcare and law leaders across the state for hands-on leadership experience. The Georgia Education Mentorship (GEM) program offers a direct connection between classroom knowledge and real world experience, and in doing so, provides a model for the leaders of today and the leaders o  more

GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN NOW QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Oct. 23 -- The University System of Georgia Board of Regents issued the following news release: Georgia Gwinnett College President Daniel J. Kaufman announced today that students at Georgia's newest institution of higher learning will now qualify to receive federal financial aid, including the Pell Grant and the Stafford Loan, among others. GGC became eligible to apply for federal financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education earlier this year when the college was  more

GIFT TO RENOVATE PROPERTY, ESTABLISH INTERNATIONAL CENTER
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 3 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Alumni Robert and Margaret Walter of Columbus, Ohio, are donating $2 million for the purchase and renovation of a property that will house an international center at Ohio University, President Roderick J. McDavis said Monday. The property, 15 Park Place, is the former Sigma Chi fraternity house, which sits immediately east of Baker University Center. The Walters will be providing the capital to acquire the 10,000  more

GILPIN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 5 MEETING
CENTRAL CITY, Colo., Aug. 5 -- The Gilpin County Board of Commissioners issued the following meeting minutes: A regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners of Gilpin County was held on August 5, 2008, at the Gilpin County Old Courthouse. Chair Nicholson called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. In attendance were Chair Jeanne Nicholson; Commissioner Forrest Whitman and Commissioner Ron Slinger; County Manager Roger Baker; County Attorney Jim Petrock; and Sharon Cate, Deputy Clerk to t  more

GLOBAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP HELD NOV. 7 AT APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
BOONE, N.C., Nov. 3 -- Appalachian State University issued the following press release: The global education workshop "Infusing K-12 Curriculum with Global Perspectives" will be held Friday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Broyhill Inn and Conference Center at Appalachian State University. The workshop is designed to help K-12 teachers and pre-service teachers develop intercultural learning and teaching skills. Registration is $15 for teachers and $10 for students and includes lu  more

GO BOND D TO BENEFIT WNMU WITH $8 MILLION
SILVER CITY, N.M., Sept. 26 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: While many voters remain undecided on which candidate they will choose this election year, another item on the ballot is still to be considered in the form of Bond D. The General Obligation Bond for Education, previously listed as Bond B, has received favorable support each time it has appeared on the ballot since 1992. If Bond D passes, it will provide nearly $140 million for capital improve  more

GOV. BEEBE ANNOUNCES 17 APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 22 -- Gov. Mike Beebe, D-Ark., has issued the following news release: Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to Arkansas boards and commissions: Jimmy Barrett, McGehee, reappointed to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors. Appointment expires July 31, 2011. Gene Cogbill, Texarkana, to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy. Appointment expires August 17, 2013. Replaces Dan Rieke. Michael DeLoach, Fort Smi  more

GOV. CRIST APPOINTS PROFESSOR THOMAS TO FLORIDA COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 30 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Governor Charlie Crist has appointed Patty Ball Thomas, assistant professor of reading in the College of Education as a Commissioner of the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR). Succeeding Mario M. Valle, Thomas was appointed for a term beginning May 30, 2008, and ending September 30, 2010. "We are very pleased to welcome Patty Ball Thomas  more

GOV. PALIN PROCLAIMS NOVEMBER AS AVALANCHE AWARENESS EDUCATION MONTH
JUNEAU, Alaska, Oct. 22 -- Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, has issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, Alaska ranks number one in the nation for avalanche deaths per capita. WHEREAS, winter outdoor recreation attracts thousands every year. WHEREAS, Alaska's youth and backcountry enthusiasts have become more involved with the outdoors, going further into the backcountry and mountains due to technological advancements in recreational equipment and the use of motorized vehicles like snowmo  more

GOV. PATRICK SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHING CHILD, YOUTH READINESS CABINET
BOSTON, Oct. 28 -- Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has issued the following news release: Governor Deval Patrick today signed an executive order establishing the Child and Youth Readiness Cabinet - a state leadership team focused on streamlining state efforts to improve services for children, youth and families. The Cabinet met for the first time today. "We are firmly committed to providing a world class education for all students in Massachusetts that prepares them for success in a global 21  more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS BAXTER TO FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDGESHIP IN LE SUEUR COUNTY
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 7 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of M. Michael Baxter to a First Judicial District trial court bench vacancy in Le Sueur County. The vacancy occurred as a result of the death of the Honorable Jean A. Davies. The Minnesota Supreme Court transferred the chambers of Judge Davies' position to the city of Le Center in Le Sueur County. Baxter is an attorney and shareholder with the Bax  more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS DIANE WEBER TO IRON RANGE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 29 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of Diane Weber to the Iron Range Higher Education Committee. Weber, of Grand Rapids, recently retired as the CFO of UPM Kymmene North America. A CPA, she had previously been the Controller of Blandin Paper Company in Grand Rapids, executive director of the Itasca Economic Development Corporation, a tax accountant with McGladrey Pullen in Hibbing   more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS FIVE TO BOARD OF NURSING
ST. PAUL, Minn., July 3 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of Jacqueline Dickie, Lynne Linden, James Peterson, and Maria Raines, and the reappointment of Kathleen Haberman to the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Dickie, of Apple Valley, is the pharmacy utilization nurse coordinator for PreferredOne in Golden Valley. She is appointed as a licensed practical nurse member to a four-year term that expires January   more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS SCHWARTZ TO PUBLIC DEFENSE BOARD
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 14 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of David M. Schwartz to the State Board of Public Defense. Schwartz, of Hugo, is a community faculty member of Metropolitan State University's School of Law Enforcement, and an instructor of professional training in safety and compliance with Customized Safety training. He has over 34 years of law enforcement experience, where he served as the ch  more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS SEVEN TO MnSCU BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 27 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of Jacob Englund, Allyson Lueneburg, Louise Sundin, and Terri Thomas, and the reappointment of Cheryl Dickson, Clarence Hightower and David Paskach to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State College and Universities (MnSCU) system. Dickson, of St. Paul, is a current member of the MnSCU Board of Trustees representing the fourth congressional   more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS SIX TO BOARD OF MEDICAL PRACTICE
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of Dr. Keith Berge, and the reappointment of Dr. Bradley S. Johnson, Kelli Johnson, Dr. Ernest Lampe, Dr. James Langland, and Allen Rasmussen to the Board of Medical Practice. Berge, of Rochester, is a board certified consultant in anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic. He also serves as an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the college of medicin  more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS THREE TO CENTER FOR ARTS EDUCATION BOARD
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 25 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of Susan Mackert and the reappointment of Virginia Katz and Kaimay Terry to the Perpich Center for Arts Education Board of Directors. All are appointed to four year terms that expire January 2, 2012. Mackert, of St. Cloud, is a communications consultant with over 30 years of business experience. She is a former Board member of the St. Cloud Area   more

GOV. PAWLENTY REAPPOINTS LOVELAND AND SMITH THILL TO FIREFIGHTER TRAINING AND EDUCATION BOARD
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 9 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the reappointment of Richard Loveland and Judy Smith Thill to the Board of Firefighter Training and Education. Both members are reappointed to a four-year term that expires on January 2, 2012. Loveland, of Moorhead, is a professional firefighter, emergency medical technician, and hazardous materials team member with the Moorhead Fire Department. He is also a fire  more

GOV. PERRY NAMES BENNETT PRESIDING OFFICER OF TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 24 -- Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, announced the following appointment: Gov. Rick Perry has named G. Kemble Bennett of College Station presiding officer of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. He also appointed four members to the board, which licenses qualified engineers, enforces the Texas Engineering Practice Act and regulates the practice of professional engineering in Texas. Bennett is vice chancellor of engi  more

GOV. RILEY SEEKS INCREASED FUNDING TO EXPAND ALABAMA'S EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 3 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: They set off in tandem, lock-stepping like segments of a drunken centipede, with one following so closely behind the other, a hiccup could cause a pileup. "Wait," calls a student-teacher, trotting forth to bring the children back to the starting point. "One at a time." They fidget, adjust the bean bags atop their heads. "OK. Go." The centipede lurches forth. "Wait. You need to le  more

GOV. RITTER PROPOSES LEAN BUDGET FOR 2009-10
DENVER, Nov. 2 -- Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., has issued the following news release: Gov. Bill Ritter today unveiled a lean budget for fiscal 2009-10, a proposal that will hold spending well below the state's growth limit, stimulate Colorado's economy and ensure that state government is able to continue providing essential public safety, health and education services. "The national and international economies are struggling under unprecedented uncertainties and challenges," Gov. Ritter said  more

GOV. RITTER PROPOSES LEAN BUDGET FOR 2009-10
DENVER, Nov. 3 -- Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., has issued the following news release: Gov. Bill Ritter today unveiled a lean budget for fiscal 2009-10, a proposal that will hold spending well below the state's growth limit, stimulate Colorado's economy and ensure that state government is able to continue providing essential public safety, health and education services. "The national and international economies are struggling under unprecedented uncertainties and challenges," Gov. Ritter said  more

GOV. SCHWARZENEGGER ANNOUNCES CREATION OF BIPARTISAN COMMISSION ON 21ST CENTURY ECONOMY
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 30 -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., issued the text of the following speech: GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER: Good afternoon. Our economy is one of the strongest and most diverse in the world and it can absorb all kinds of punishments, if it is the mortgage crisis or the dot-com meltdown in 2001. It can absorb all of that because we are diversified and we have so many different economies, from green technology to high technology to biotechnology, agriculture and so on  more

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES REAPPOINTMENTS TO UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON BOARD
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Aug. 27 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: The Virginia Governor's Office has announced that Randall R. Eley, Martha Kearns Leighty and Patricia B. Revere have been reappointed to the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors for a second four-year term. Eley is president and chief investment officer of The Edgar Lomax Company and a member of the New York Stock Exchange's Individual Investors Advisory Committee. He founded The Edgar   more

GRAHAM NAMED LIBRARY DEAN
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 10 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: John-Bauer Graham was appointed Jacksonville State Universitys Dean of Library Services, effective March 1, 2008. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, the Dean is responsible for all aspects of Houston Cole Library, including providing library services for JSU programs at McClellan and Gadsden and for distance education students worldwide. Dean Graham holds the BA   more

GRANT COUNTY RESIDENTS POLLED ON WNMU
SILVER CITY, N.M., Sept. 4 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: A public opinion survey of over three hundred Grant County residents was conducted in May of this year to measure adult residents' opinions on Western New Mexico University. The poll, commissioned by WNMU's public-relations firm The Garrity Group, took a random sample of 304 adult residents who were interviewed by phone. Research and Polling, Inc. conducted the poll which included questions that   more

GRANT FUNDING FOR FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY MOSQUITO RESEARCH CENTER
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 10 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Just as the gas prices keep rising, grant funding to support educational programs for students majoring in agricultural sciences and engineering technology continues to increase significantly in the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA). John Smith, director and professor at the FAMU John  more

GRANT SUBSIDIZES CANADIAN EDUCATION ABROAD EXPERIENCE
ERIE, Pa., Feb. 22 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: A grant from the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the International Council for Canadian Studies will subsidize housing and excursion costs for Penn State students studying in Toronto this summer. The first ten students to register for North American Politics will receive $200 towards their housing at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto, reducing the cost to approximatel  more

GRANTS FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS NOW AVAILABLE
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 30 -- The Idaho Department of Education issued the following news release: The State Department of Education will award $1.25 million in grants to assist afterschool programs across the state in the upcoming 2009-2010 school year. Now is the time for school districts and other organizations to apply. The funding is available through the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, which is designed to provide academic enrichment opportunities, ar  more

GRANTS HELP PROMOTE TOURISM YEAR-ROUND
TOMS RIVER, N.J., March 12 -- Ocean County issued the following news release: With so many locations throughout the United States attempting to attract tourists to their respective destinations, Ocean County is continuing its efforts to bring them here by helping to promote a host of tourism programs and activities. Now in its 20th year, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is getting ready to award $60,600 in grant money to 61 organizations throughout Ocean County under the Touris  more

Grants, Grants, Grants: Fitness, Character Education and Books for Children
CHICAGO, March 7 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: The following grant and gift announcements may be of interest to readers: Saucony (Stride Rite, Inc.) Run for Good Fitness Grants Counselors associated with programs that promote active and healthy lifestyles for kids can apply for grants to underwrite their community efforts. Maximum Award: $10,000. Application deadline: June 13, 2008. Details...http://www.sauconyrunforgood.com/Application.pdf  more

Grants, Grants, Grants: RGK Foundation and College Access Challenge Grant Program
CHICAGO, June 3 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: The RGK Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations for programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science, and reading), educator development, literacy, and higher education. Interested applicants can also view current and previous grant lists. Maximum Award: $25,000. The foundation requires a formal letter of inquiry that can be submitted anytime. Details... (http  more

Group Asks White House To Convene Conference On Nurse, Physician Supply
WASHINGTON, March 26 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The Council on Physician and Nurse Supply has called on the White House to convene a conference to address the national shortage of nurses and physicians. "The shortage of nurses and physicians is a serious matter that should be addressed at the highest levels," said Linda Aiken, council co-chair and professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. The council estimates 30% or 30,000 more nurses must graduate a  more

GUINEA'S EDUCATION SECTOR RECEIVES ADDITIONAL U.S. $10 MILLION BOOST FROM WORLD BANK
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development issued the following press release: The Board of Directors of the World Bank has approved a US$10 million grant to support Guinea's education program as it seeks to embark on far reaching reform to improve access, management and conditions for teaching and learning in its school system. These actions are critical for the attainment of Education for All targets and the Millennium Development Goals. Given the ma  more

H-E-B MAKES DONATION TO THE ARTS CENTER CAMPAIGN
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 31 -- The University of Texas System Brownsville issued the following news release: H-E-B and Charles C. Butt, chairman and CEO, have made a $1 million gift to the capital campaign of The Arts Center at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. The TSC Board of Trustees unanimously accepted the gift Thursday, Oct. 30, and named the lobby gallery in honor of Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt, Mr. Butt's mother. Mrs. Butt was a former Rio Gr  more

HAWIJAH'S LITERACY PROGRAM GAINS NATIONAL ATTENTION IN IRAQ
HAWIJAH, Iraq, July 7 -- The U.S. Army 1st Armored Division issued the following news release: Iraq's Deputy Minister of Education, Nehad Al-Juburi, and the Prime Minister's Education Advisor, Zaid Chaid, paid a historic visit to Hawijah to bring national attention to its pilot literacy program July 5. Five-hundred Sons of Iraq members in four of the sub-districts of Hawijah, Iraq-Zaab, Abassi, Riyadh and Hawijah city-are currently participating in this program, which teaches students at a  more

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FACULTY GARNERS STATEWIDE RECOGNITION
ORLANDO, Fla., July 30 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: A record number of awards were presented to Florida A&M University (FAMU) Health Information Management (HIM) Program affiliates at the Florida Health Information Management Association's (FHIMA) Annual Convention in Orlando. Marjorie McNeill, Ph.D., director of the Division of Health Information Management in the School of Allied Health Sciences, wil  more

Health Sciences Doctoral Degree Now Offered Online
MESA, Ariz., May 15 -- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine issued the following news release: A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Health Sciences announces the launch of an online doctoral degree in Health Sciences. The Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.) is a post-professional degree designed for master's degree prepared healthcare professionals and is offered through blending online and residential education. The program is designed to develop and enhance professional skills ne  more

HEALTHCARE CONTINUING EDUCATION
CASA GRANDE, Ariz., April 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: In many ways the health care industry is a lot like the explosion of the universe: An ever-expanding phenomenon stretching in multiple directions with galaxies trying to keep tabs on the new celestial bodies on the block. At Central Arizona College's Corporate Center in Casa Grande, continuing education courses for health care professionals help professionals keep tabs on dynamic needs of the human bo  more

HEARD ON CAMPUS: LEGENDARY BASKETBALL COACH BOB KNIGHT
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 28 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: "You have been given a great opportunity - Penn State has turned out a lot of successful people. Be a good student, get the most out of your education. You want to win as a student, you want to win after you're out of school." - Former NCAA men's basketball coach Bob Knight, on speaking to students about building a successful future. Knight retired from coaching in 2008 after becoming the winn  more

HERVEY FOLSOM: SOUTHERN WRITERS WILL APPEAR AT JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY'S 'ON THE BRINK'
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: What are you reading now? If its a Southern book you like (and there seems to be more and more of them out there), then attending On the Brink at JSU on Saturday, Feb. 6, should be a way to widen and aid your choices. The writers conference, now in its 15th year, is designed as a provocative and entertaining gathering of Southern writers and readers. Again, the conference offers a forum to   more

HIGH EDUCATION CENTER TO HOST RAPID CITY INFORMATION NIGHT
SPEARFISH, S.D., Oct. 31 -- Black Hills State University issued the following news release: Representatives from Black Hills State University and five other South Dakota universities will host an Information Night, Thursday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Higher Education Center-West River in Rapid City. The representatives will be available to discuss course, degree, and financial aid options for Rapid City area students. The Higher Education Center-West River is located at 515 Wes  more

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER WINS AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY AWARD
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., May 6 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: During a luncheon prior to Commencement on May 2, the Austin Peay State University Distinguished High School Teacher Award was presented to a Stewart County High School teacher with a reputation for "going the extra mile for her kids." The Distinguished High School Teacher Award, given annually, recognizes a high school classroom teacher who had a significant impact on the success of a graduating A  more

HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD CREATES TASK FORCE TO PROPOSE NEW
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 31 -- The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board issued the following news release: Future higher education investment decisions must meet the needs of a changing state population and economy. A new joint task force convened by the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) will take a comprehensive look at the state's higher education delivery system. The year-long effort will be the first of its kind since the early 1990s, when the HECB addressed how new univ  more

HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AT JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 25 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Alabama Higher Education Partnership will be having a membership drive at JSU February 25-29. Annual membership is only $1 per month and includes several membership benefits. With Higher Education facing a 13% budget cut this year, now is a great time to join the Partnership and let your voice be heard. For more information regarding Alabama's Higher Education Partnership, visit their Websit  more

HIGHER EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP PRESS RELEASE
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 7 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: It is Simple: Education Pays Given the pending debate over the diminished funding in the Education Trust Fund Budget, the Higher Education Partnership has one simple and clear point to make: EDUCATION PAYS. The Partnership, representing the advocacy voice of the students, faculty, staff, alumni and other university supporters, is poised to clearly illustrate that university investments are good f  more

Higher Education Reauthorization Bill Goes To President With School Counselor Loan Provision
CHICAGO, Aug. 12 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Before adjourning for its August recess, Congress passed H.R. 4137, legislation to reauthorize programs under the Higher Education Act. The legislation includes language establishing a loan assistance program for individuals-including school counselors!-working in high-need areas. The legislation now heads to the president for his signature. Under the bill, loan assistance would be available for indi  more

HIKING CASA GRANDE AREA
CASA GRANDE, Ariz., Feb. 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Explore various trails in the western part of Pinal County by Hiking the Casa Grande Area with the Central Arizona Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.). The program will run on four Saturdays - Jan. 26, Feb. 16, March 1, April 5 - from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Participants will rendezvous at Central Arizona College's Corporate Center located in the former Palm Center at I-10 and Florence Boulevard. These hikes are i  more

HINGSON NAMED DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
FINDLAY, Ohio, March 15 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay has promoted Sara Hingson to director of external affairs. In her new role at the University, Hingson will coordinate activities with the Ohio Board of Regents, the Higher Learning Commission and professional accreditation agencies, as well as oversee articulation agreements and transfer policies. She also will supervise the editing and publication of UF catalogs and evaluate academ  more

HOFFMAN, BUILDER OF MODERN UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, DIES AT AGE 93
HOUSTON, Oct. 30 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Philip Guthrie Hoffman, described by many as the builder of the modern University of Houston, died Wednesday at the age of 93. The funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 3 at First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main St. Hoffman served as the fifth president of the University of Houston and was the first head of the University of Houston System. "The University of Houston family extends its   more

Home Depot Co-Founder Keynote For Convocation
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., Nov. 1 -- Seton Hall University issued the following news release: Kenneth Langone, founder and chairman of Invemed Associates and co-founder of The Home Depot, will be the guest speaker at the Stillman School of Business Integrity and Professionalism Convocation. When: Monday, November 17, 2008 at 6:15 p.m. Where: Main Lounge, University Center * Humble Beginnings: Kenneth Langone, billionaire investment banker and co-founder of The Home Depot, grew up in a workin  more

HOMECOMING TO FEATURE ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS; 6 INDIVIDUALS TO BE HONORED SATURDAY AT ANNUAL BRUNCH
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 21 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Six alumni from Austin Peay State University will be honored Saturday during the Alumni Awards Brunch, held as part of the University's Homecoming 2008 festivities. The brunch will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. Cost is $25 per person, and advance reservations are required by Wednesday, Oct. 22. The event is open to the public. For more information o  more

HONDA MANUFACTURING OF ALABAMA ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 3 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) conducts interviews for the Summer and Fall 2008 semester cooperative education positions on March 12, 2008. Interviews are held in 105 Bibb Graves Hall. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama seeks students majoring in Technology and Business, all concentrations. Students interested in an interview may contact Becca Turner, Cooperative Education Coordinator, 782-54  more

HOOD TO JOIN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, SUPPORT OFFICE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., July 30 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Rep. John Hood will soon leave the halls of the Tennessee General Assembly after serving six terms as state representative from the 48th District, but he will continue to serve the state of Tennessee out of the Office of Community Engagement and Support at Middle Tennessee State University. MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee established the office to support the university's overall mission a  more

HP TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING GRANT AWARDED TO FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 3 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Chao Li, Ph.D., a faculty member in the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Electronics Engineering Technology program, has been awarded the 2008 HP Technology for Teaching grant by the Hewlett Packard Corporation. Professor Li was notified that his proposal entitled, "Enhancing Students' Learning in Electronics Engineering Technology Courses by Using Mo  more

HRET Names 2008 Crosby Fellow
WASHINGTON, April 2 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: The Health Research & Educational Trust has awarded its 2008 Crosby Senior Fellowship to Linda Emanuel, M.D., director of the Buehler Center for Aging, Health & Society at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Emanuel also serves as Buehler Professor of Medicine at Feinberg and adjunct professor at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. Named in memory of former AHA President Edwin Cro  more

HUCKEBY RECEIVES ASCAPLUS AWARD
BROKEN ARROW, Okla., Oct. 28 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers recently announced that Dr. Ed Huckeby, associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Northeastern State University - Broken Arrow, is the recipient of a 2008-2009 ASCAPLUS Award in Concert Music. ""In announcing these awards, ASCAP joins with NSU in supporting the growth and development of our nation's musical future,"" said Marilyn   more

HUD AWARDS ALMOST $1.2 MILLION TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN IDAHO, OREGON, WASHINGTON
SEATTLE, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development announced the following grant for Oregon: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $1,181,555 in grants to five fair housing organizations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. In today's announcement, the Intermountain Fair Housing Council Inc. in Idaho won a grant for $274,796, the Fair Housing Council of Oregon won $275  more

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $21 MILLION IN GRANTS TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Richmond 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 public, the  more

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $21 MILLION IN GRANTS TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development announced the following grant for Pennsylvania: 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 public, the housing indu  more

HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION TO HOLD SCHOLARSHIP DONOR DINNER
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 27 -- Hudson County Community College issued the following news release: Hudson County Community College Vice President for Development Joseph Sansone announced today that the College Foundation will hold its Annual Scholarship Donor Dinner this Wednesday, October 29, 2008. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will take place in the College's Culinary Arts Center/Business Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, in Jersey City. Mr. Sansone said that this is one of th  more

HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOLD INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR COLLEGE GRADS INTERESTED IN BECOMING TEACHERS
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Oct. 30 -- Hudson County Community College issued the following news release: Hudson County Community College President Dr. Glen Gabert announced today that the College plans to hold a series of special information sessions to acquaint college graduates with a program that will enable them to become licensed teachers within one year's time. The sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13th, and Tuesday, December 2nd at the College's Culinary Arts Institute/B  more

HUNT SAFELY: ANOTHER CHAPTER OF IOWA PHEASANT HUNTING TRADITION BEGINS ON OCT. 25
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 21 -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: The annual gathering of friends and family for the opening of Iowa pheasant hunting season is rich with tradition for more than 100,000 hunters who will be dotting the landscape in their familiar blaze orange hats, vests and jackets at 8 a.m., Oct. 25. As the anticipation of opening weekend gathers steam, hunters are encouraged to share their traditions with someone new. "We would   more

IDENTITY SHOWCASES UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY STUDENT ART
OREM, Utah, Oct. 30 -- Utah Valley University issued the following news release: Utah Valley University's graduating class of thirty visual arts students is showcasing its best artwork to the public in a show titled Event:Identity. The opening reception of the show is Nov. 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Library. The art will be on display until Dec. 1. "Event:Identity is a chance for the students to celebrate their education at UVU and to share that celebration with the  more

Important Dates
CHICAGO, Sept. 9 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: September 18-20 Event: Nebraska Counseling Association Location: Kearney, NE Details... September 18-21 Event: North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME Details... September 19-20 Event: Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education National Conference Location: Radisson Dallas East & Conferenc  more

IN NEW LIFE SCIENCES LABS, HPER STUDENTS LEARN BY DOING
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 20 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Students in Indiana University Bloomington's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation have begun using new undergraduate life sciences teaching laboratories, which provide state-of-the-art technology for courses in exercise science, fitness specialist, athletic training, dance and teacher education. The newly renovated 3,650-square-foot space includes a structural kinesiology lab, where graduate stude  more

INDIAN AMERICAN RENU KHATOR IS HEAD OF HOUSTON VARSITY
Washington, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) As she formally took the helm of a major US research institution, Renu Khator, the first India-born president of the University of Houston (UH), has outlined a bold new vision declaring student success as its first priority. Khator, who began her tenure in January, was formally endowed with the powers and responsibilities of the office at an inspiring investiture ceremony Friday at Cullen Performance Hall of the university in Houston, according to a university rele  more

INDIAN SUMMER MAY HAVE SAVED PENNSYLVANIA'S GRAPE CROP
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 24 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: A warm Indian summer may have saved Pennsylvania's grape crop this year after hurricane season left vineyard owners questioning the fate of their harvests, according to a wine and grape expert with Penn State Cooperative Extension. "The streak of October weather that was warm and dry really helped to get the late whites and reds fully mature," said Mark Chien, statewide viticulture extension e  more

INDIANA SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATES FACING OFF IN TWO DEBATES PRESENTED BY INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 22 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: The candidates for the Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction will face off twice in five days during debates presented by organizations of the Indiana University School of Education. Republican Tony Bennett and Democrat Richard Wood will answer questions from audience members and members of the media in each debate. The first is a town hall-style debate, where audience members can ask question  more

INDIANA UNIVERSITY DENTAL SCHOOL FACULTY, STAFF HONORED FOR TEACHING, COMMUNITY SERVICE
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 24 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis issued the following news release: Three IU School of Dentistry professors and one dental assistant were honored during the school's annual faculty and staff conferences in October 2008. Dr. William Babler received the Indiana Dental Association's Outstanding Faculty Award in recognition of his body of work since joining the IU faculty in 2002. Formerly associate dean for academic affairs and student services at   more

INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST INTRODUCES NEW FACULTY
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 28 -- Indiana University East issued the following news release: Indiana University East has several new faculty members on staff this fall. In October 2007, the university launched its largest national search for faculty to join the campus. As a result there are 11 new full-time faculty members that have joined IU East and who excel in teaching and scholarly activity. The additional faculty will support the campus' mission as a comprehensive bachelor's and master's  more

INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST PURSUING PLANS FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 29 -- Indiana University East issued the following news release: Indiana University has included a $17.5 million request for a Health and Wellness Center on the campus of Indiana University East in its 2009-11 capital appropriations request that will be submitted to the General Assembly later this year. The capital appropriations request has been approved by the IU Board of Trustees. Indiana University is proposing construction of a 73,000 gross square foot Health a  more

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 24 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: IU Health & Wellness for September discusses the following topics: Understanding the cycle of violence A group exercise course to jump start your tennis game Parents' role in sexuality education Cycle of violence. Researchers have long known that children who grow up in an aggressive or violent household are more likely to become violent or aggressive in future relationships. What has not been so   more

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LEADS PROJECT TO CONNECT PAKISTAN TO GLOBAL RESEARCH COMMUNITY VIA NEW HIGH-SPEED NETWORK
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 28 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Indiana University, the National Science Foundation, the Pakistan Higher Education Commission, and the European Commission have partnered to extend the NSF-funded TransPAC2 network managed by IU to connect scientists and researchers in Pakistan to their counterparts in the global scientific community. "This is another example of Indiana University's strategy to lead in the advanced research networks that co  more

INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST SUSPENDS OPERATIONS FOR SEPT. 19, CANCELS ALL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
GARY, Ind., Sept. 18 -- Indiana University Northwest issued the following news release: Indiana University Northwest announced today that the Gary campus would remain closed Friday, Sept. 19, and that all weekend classes and activities would be canceled as the floodwaters that inundated the campus this week slowly recede. Most classes at IU Northwest do not meet on Fridays, but any that do will not take place tomorrow. A Friday evening event featuring spoken-word artist Joe Hernandez-Kolsk  more

INTERIM PROVOST OF NORTH CAROLINA AG & TECH STATE UNIVERSITY, THOMPSON GETS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 31 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Alton Thompson, the interim provost of North Carolina. A&T State University, whose regular duties are presiding as the dean of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, was recently inducted into the CSREES Hall of Fame. Thompson is lauded for helping Cooperative States Research, Education, and Extension Service fulfill its mission of advancing agriculture, the environ  more

INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED FOR UNIVERSITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR CANDIDATES
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 17 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Three candidates for the position of University Relations director at Western Illinois University will be on campus for one-day interviews Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 23-24 and Tuesday, Jan. 29, according to Tim Van Alstine, assistant vice president for student services - athletic director and chair of the search committee. The candidates and their scheduled interview days on campus are: Jason Kaufman,  more

Introducing Fluid Power to Middle and High School Students
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 24 -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers issued the following news release: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) announce a new partnership formed to address an unmet need for engineers with knowledge of higher automation and the computer-based intelligence to run it. In summer 2009, fluid power concepts will be integral to new curriculum offered in science, technology, engineering and manufac  more

IOWA CAUCUSES 'EXCITING EXERCISES IN DEMOCRACY'
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 4 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses which kicked off popular voting for the 2008 presidential race were "exciting exercises in democracy," according to Rick Hardy, professor and chair of Western Illinois University's political science department. "The Iowa caucuses provided citizens rare opportunities to meet presidential hopefuls in person, to ask them questions and engage in meaningful dialogues with fellow citiz  more

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 'S HIRA LEADS NATIONAL STUDY ON AGE DIFFERENCES IN INVESTMENT BEHAVIOR
AMES, Iowa, Oct. 27 -- Iowa State University issued the following news release: Given the country's recent financial crisis, risk has become an even more critical consideration to investors. And according to a national study led by an Iowa State University personal finance professor, the youngest investors were more likely than older investors to take above-average risk, but they were also more likely to have increased the amount they invested over the previous 12 months. The study compare  more

IRISH ECHO HONORS NEW ENGLAND'S IRISH AMERICAN CHAMPIONS
LOWELL, Mass., Oct. 1 -- The University of Massachusetts at Lowell issued the following press release: A university chancellor, the Massachusetts' state treasurer and one of America's greatest Irish rock bands were honored today at this year's Irish Echo Golden Bridges Awards, which were held at the JFK Library in Boston and sponsored by the Northern Ireland Bureau, Bank of Ireland and NYPPEX. Chancellor Marty Meehan of UMass Lowell also unveiled a new partnership between the Massachusetts  more

JACK HARMON WILL SERVE AS COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AT 2008 ARAVAIPA CAMPUS GRADUATION CEREMONY
WINKELMAN, Ariz., May 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Former Pinal County School Superintendent Dr. Jack Harmon has been chosen as the commencement speaker for Central Arizona College's Aravaipa Campus graduation ceremony on Friday, May 9, in Winkelman, Ariz. The outdoor event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Central's eastern Pinal County campus which is located just off state route 77 between Oracle Junction and Winkelman. Harmon has served as an elementary s  more

Jack Magruder Named Acting President Of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (A.T. Still University)
KIRKSVILLE, Mo., Feb. 11 -- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine issued the following news release: A.T. Still University President James J. McGovern, Ph.D., requested and was granted a medical leave of absence by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday. The Board asked Jack Magruder, Ed.D., president emeritus of Truman State University and member of ATSU's Board of Trustees, to assume the role of Acting President during Dr. McGovern's leave. Dr. Magruder has re  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY CHAMBER SINGERS TO PERFORM AT ANNISTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 25 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Jacksonville State University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Patricia Corbin, will present a concert at the Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive, Anniston, AL on April 6th at 3:00 p.m. This will be their first performance in the museums auditorium as part of Music at the Museum, this year subtitled The Beautiful Voice. The concert is free and open to the public  more

JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY LOOKING TO CREATE FIRST DOCTORATE
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 1 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: If Jacksonville State University gets approval from two regulatory agencies, it could soon have its first doctorate program. The school's board of trustees voted Monday at its regular meeting to seek a doctorate program in emergency management. It would be the first doctorate offered at the university. Board chairman Jim Bennett said he wants the university to pursue other doctoral programs,  more

JAIL CUSTODY FOR TRAINEE TEACHERS FOR ATTACKING MINISTER'S CAR
Kolkata, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) A district court Saturday remanded 11 trainee teachers to ten days jail custody for attacking West Bengal Education Minister Parth De's car. According to the court verdict: "Eleven Primary Teachers Training Institutes (PTTI) trainees have been found guilty of pelting stones at De's car Friday evening at Bishnupur. Hence they have been remanded to 10-day jail custody. They will be produced to the court again on Nov 19." At least 100 PTTI students blocked the road at B  more

JAMIATUL ULEMA ENDORSES RESOLUTION AGAINST TERRORISM
Hyderabad, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Saturday endorsed the fatwa of leading institution of Islamic learning Darul Uloom Deoband declaring terrorism as un-Islamic. The oldest and biggest Muslim group endorsed the fatwa at its 29th general session which began here Saturday. The two-day session, attended by over 5,000 clerics from across the country, is discussing a host of issues including terrorism, communal riots and reservations for minorities. The opening session endorsed the   more

Jeff Merkley Takes Aim at Smith for Opposing Middle-class Job Creation
SALEM, Ore., March 14 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Gordon Smith voted today against creating approximately 500,000 new, family-wage construction and green-collar jobs. [Vote #85, 3/14/08; Chairman's Mark of FY 2009 Budget Resolution, 3/6/08] This morning's series of votes is the latest example of Gordon Smith siding with special interests and against creating and protecting jobs in Oregon. In 2003,  more

Jeff Merkley Welcomes Back Students and Teachers
SALEM, Ore., Sept. 3 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Today, House Speaker Jeff Merkley, candidate for U.S. Senate, is welcoming back students, teachers, and education support professionals on their first day of school. Like many parents, Merkley took time away from his work to take his own children to school on their first day and greet some of their new teachers. "When I drop my children off on their  more

JOB/EDUCATION FAIR IN IDA GROVE
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Oct. 30 -- Western Iowa Tech Community College issued the following news release: Job Training Partners, Western Iowa Tech Community College and Iowa Workforce Development will co-sponsor a job/education fair at the Skate Palace, 201 Oak Grove Drive, Ida Grove, Iowa, Nov. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The fair is being held in response to the layoff of 80 employees at Midwest Industries in Ida Grove. Individuals affected by the layoffs as well as those interested in learning about   more

JOHN BLACKBURN, SHARON HOSTLER RECEIVE 2008 THOMAS JEFFERSON AWARDS AT UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S FALL CONVOCATION
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 24 -- The University of Virginia's Health System issued the following news release: For the first time since 1976, the University of Virginia today has given two people the highest honor it confers upon members of the University community. Thomas Jefferson Awards were conferred at Fall Convocation upon retiring Dean of Admission John A. "Jack" Blackburn and Dr. Sharon L. Hostler, a pioneering physician and School of Medicine administrator now serving as interim v  more

JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE COUNTING DOWN TO START OF SPRING REGISTRATION
CHESTER, Va., Oct. 28 -- John Tyler Community College College issued the following news release: Whether you are starting or continuing your college education, planning to switch careers, or looking into ways to improve your job skills, John Tyler Community College has classes and programs designed to fit your needs and your lifestyle. Course options include day, evening, weekend, and Internet classes. General registration for spring 2009 classes begins November 10, 2008 and runs through Dece  more

JOHN WOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFERING CREDIT CLASSES ON A TWO-DAY SCHEDULE
QUINCY, Ill., Oct. 31 -- John Wood Community College issued the following news release: Students registering for spring 2009 credit classes at John Wood Community College will find that the college is offering most of its general education daytime classes on a two-day schedule. Most classes will meet on a Monday-and-Wednesday or Tuesday-and-Thursday schedule. "We changed to this schedule for the current fall semester, and it has proven to be very popular with our students, so we are conti  more

JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLANS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DISCUSSION
SMITHFIELD, N.C., Oct. 30 -- Johnston Community College issued the following press release: Johnston Community College will hold a film screening and discussion on social entrepreneurship, an emerging field which combines business venture with philanthropy to meet community needs, on Wednesday, November 19 from 2 until 3:30 p.m. in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium. The event is being held as part of the College's annual International Festival scheduled for earlier the same day, and as part   more

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING SERVICE-LEARNING OLYMPICS
BALTIMORE, Oct. 3 -- The Maryland Department of Education issued the following news release: WHO: Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent, St. Mary's County Public Schools, Keynote Speaker Ann Chafin, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Student, Family, and School Support, MSDE Cockeysville Middle School, Student Ensemble WHAT: During the 2nd Annual Convening of Service-Learning Leaders celebration, which spotlights the value of service-learning to young people, schools, and c  more

JORDAN ROSE & PROMISE FOR FUTURE
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., April 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Why does Jordan Rose, one of Arizona's business and legal power brokers, believe in Central Arizona College's Promise for the Future program? "Giving a young person access to quality education creates a better life for all of us," she explained. "We need to harvest the young minds in Pinal County so that they can be ready for the dynamic future before them. I am just thrilled to have any small part i  more

JVP hits out at Budget
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- The JVP which played a crucial role in getting the 2008 Budget passed said yesterday it would oppose the 2009 Budget without any reservation because it believed the Budget had little or no economic credibility or direction. JVP front-liner Sunil Handunnetti speaking during the Budget debate said the Budget was prepared only to obtain funds for state coffers rather than providing relief to the people. He said the allocations for more than 20 ministries had been drasticall  more

JWCC FOUNDATION HONORS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS, DONORS
QUINCY, Ill., Oct. 31 -- John Wood Community College issued the following news release: Sixty-nine scholarships were awarded to John Wood Community College students during a reception in Quincy September 30. The JWCC Foundation hosted the reception for the donors and recipients of scholarships in a number of academic program areas. Approximately 200 persons attended the event, held on the campus at 48th and Harrison. This reception includes more than $30,000 in scholarships being awarded to J  more

JWCC OFFERING 'CLUELESS IN THE KITCHEN' AND OTHER PERSONAL INTEREST CLASSES
QUINCY, Ill., Oct. 31 -- John Wood Community College issued the following news release: "Clueless in the Kitchen," a one-evening class for anyone who wants to learn some cooking basics, is one of the personal interest/noncredit classes that John Wood Community College's Community Education office will offer in Quincy. Other choices include pH Balance for Optimum Health, DIET--a Four-Letter Word, Cooking with Lil: Holiday Appetizers, and Snapshot Success. All classes meet on the campus at   more

KALAM ADVOCATES LIGHTER BAGS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN
Kochi, Nov 8 (UNI) Strongly advocating lighter school bags for children, former President A P J Abdul Kalam today said the authorities should adopt the 'term textbook', wherein the children will be required to carry only one textbook for all subjects for each term. Declaring Kochi as the 'First Child Friendly School City' in the country at a function here, Dr Kalam said the CBSE and the state boards should take this initiative to relieve the children of the burden of carrying heavy bags at a   more

KANSAS STATE CHEERLEADERS, NEW CHEERLEADING COACH KEEP SPIRITS HIGH
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 29 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: As Kansas State University's new head cheerleading coach, Dani Ruoff says she is enjoying learning all of K-State's traditions. "I came from a school that didn't have a lot of tradition," Ruoff said. "It's definitely a college town here. The traditions have not been hard to learn; they've been fun to learn. The campus has been very friendly to me. It's a good feel here." Ruoff has 14 years of experien  more

KANSAS STATE GREEK MEMBERS LOG MORE THAN 190 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE THROUGH B.I.G EVENT
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 24 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Greek sorority and fraternity members at Kansas State University put in more than 190 hours of community service Oct. 20 as part of K-State's B.I.G. event. The B.I.G. event, which stands for Bring In the Greeks, is an annual day of community service in Manhattan and neighboring communities. More than 90 K-State fraternity and sorority members participated, helping out with everything from gardening to ma  more

KANSAS STATE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT TO FEATURE MULTIMEDIA ELEMENTS
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 27 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: The semiannual Percussion Ensemble Concert at Kansas State University will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in McCain Auditorium. The concert is free and the public is invited. The K-State Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Emory Dease, a graduate teaching assistant in percussion, Stilwell, and Kurt Gartner, K-State associate professor of percussion. The concert, which will include the premi  more

KANSAS STATE'S COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY AWARDS STOWE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD TO DEBORAH BROSDAHL
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 28 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Deborah Brosdahl, associate professor of apparel, textiles and interior design, is receiving the 2008 Dean Barbara S. Stowe Endowed Faculty Development Fund Award from Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology. The biannual award supports professional development of outstanding Human Ecology faculty. Brosdahl will use the award to attend the second biennial conference of the Association for t  more

KANSAS STATE, KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION TEAM UP TO PROMOTE 'ONE HEALTH KANSAS'
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 30 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: Kansas State University and the Kansas Health Foundation are collaborating to make Kansans healthier. A new venture, "One Health Kansas," will promote awareness and understanding of the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health. The Kansas State University Foundation accepted the award for the project, which is funded for three years for a total of $2,292,308. "One Health Kansas" w  more

KAY GRINDALL RETIRING AT WATERVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
WATERVILLE, Maine, June 1 -- Waterville Public Schools issued the following news release: Kay Grindall has never regretted spending her teaching career at Waterville Senior High School. The veteran Business and English instructor first taught at the high school in 1972 immediately after graduating from Thomas College. This year she will come full circle, retiring from public education and returning to Thomas to teach part-time. "There's nothing about teaching I don't like," Grindall sai  more

KELLEY APPOINTED ACTING COMMISSIONER OF HIGHER EDUCATION
BOSTON, Oct. 2 -- The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education issued the following news release: On September 5, 2008, the Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to appoint Aundrea E. Kelley as Acting Commissioner of Higher Education. Kelley is well known within the Massachusetts higher education community, having worked at the Department of Higher Education for 12 years, including the past four years as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Policy. Kelley replaces Dr. Patricia F. Pl  more

KENT STATE STUDY SEEKS CAREGIVERS AND MALE STROKE SURVIVORS
KENT, Ohio, Oct. 29 -- Kent State University issued the following news release: Kent State University is seeking male stroke survivors and their female caregivers to participate in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Online CARE for Stroke program. In this study, caregivers are given access to important information, education and support on how to better take care of their husbands and themselves. What are the b  more

KENTUCKY ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUES OPEN RECORDS DECISION REGARDING DAVID O'BRIEN SUETHOLZ/BOONE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
FRANKFORT, Ky., Oct. 28 -- The Kentucky Attorney General issued the following open records decision: In re: David O'Brien Suetholz/Boone County Board of Education Summary: Decision adopting 99-ORD-202 and holding that Boone County Board of Education did not violate the Open Records Act in denying request for contractor payroll records due to its inability to produce records not in its custody or control. The failure to provide the requester with a written response to his requests within th  more

KIRKWOOD EDUCATOR HONORED AT ANAMOSA STATE PENITENTIARY
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Oct. 28 -- Kirkwood Community College issued the following news release: A long-time adult educator of Kirkwood Community College has earned an employee honor at the Anamosa State Penitentiary. Mary Feeney-Wilfer was selected as the ASP's Employee of the Quarter. The education director in Anamosa got kudos for her "can-do attitude, pleasant personality and willingness to resolve educational issues" with inmates at the facility. In other comments accompanying the award,   more

KOCH DONATION PROMOTES SUCCESS OF STUDENTS
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 20 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation donated $625,000 dollars to USU's Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Department of Economics, $50,000 dollars to the Koch Scholars program and $15,000 dollars to the College of Humanities Arts, and Social Science's Department of Political Science. "It is an honor to have the Charles G. Koch foundation supporting USU students," said Randy Simmons, who was named the Char  more

KOLKATA MAYOR CALLS FOR MORE CSR INITIATIVES
Kolkata, Nov 8 (UNI) Kolkata Mayor Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya today called for more participation from the business organisations towards delivering their corporate social responsibilities (CSR). Speaking at a function to unveil ''Project Sunshine'', undertaken by the Amway Opportunity Foundation(AOF), Mr Bhattacharya said though there was transient rise and fall in the career of a business organisation, their service to the society left an indelible mark of achievement. He also urged the A  more

LANDER STUDENTS HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK SCHOLARSHIP DONORS AT ANNUAL BANQUET
GREENWOOD, S.C., Oct. 31 -- Lander University issued the following press release: With the nation facing a difficult economic crunch, many students are left facing the question of how to pay for college. Scholarships are often the bridge that spans that financial gap, providing students with needed funds for tuition, books and housing, and bringing the dream of a college degree within reach. On Thursday, Nov. 13, Lander University students who are scholarship recipients will have the oppor  more

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES OFFERS SERIES ON AFRO-LATIN MUSIC
DOVER, Del., Sept. 30 -- The University of Delaware issued the following news release: Saberes Alternativos: Music as Knowledge in the African Diaspora, sponsored by UD's Latin American Studies Program, is a series highlighting the range, variety and influence of Afro-Latin music in South America, with three lecture/performances scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9; Tuesday, Oct. 28; and Sunday, Nov. 9. Carla Guerrón-Montero, assistant professor of anthropology at UD, who holds a joint appointme  more

LAUREN MOON CROWNED MISS JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 14 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Lauren Moon was named Miss JSU 2008 at the 26th Miss JSU Pageant on Friday, Jan. 11. Held at the Leone Cole Auditorium, the pageant featured five accomplished JSU women competing for the crown. The reigning Miss Alabama and Miss JSU 2006, Jamie Langley served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. Jamie will be competing for the Miss America 2008 crown later this month in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan  more

LBJ SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LAMBREW TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: STATEMENT OF JEANNE LAMBREW, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, LBJ SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, SENIOR FELLOW, CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS, ACTION FUND, AUSTIN, TEXAS TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel, Ranking Member McCrery, and Members of the Committee, I thank you for inviting me to discuss the health policy dimensions of "Creating Jobs b  more

LEADERSHIP RETREAT SETS DIRECTION FOR 2008-2009 SCHOOL YEAR
WATERVILLE, Maine, Aug. 18 -- Waterville Public Schools issued the following news release: Top educators of Waterville Public Schools met Aug. 11-12 for their 7th Annual Leadership Retreat at Kennebec Valley Community College. Dozens of teachers, administrators, and support staff joined community members at the retreat to share ideas, attend presentations, and work out the details of setting direction in the local schools for another year. The annual retreat is a time when those best qu  more

LEARNING MATTERS ONLINE, OCT. 24
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 24 -- The Minnesota Department of Education issued the following newsletter: Every week, Learning Matters highlights the most important issues coming out of the Minnesota Department of Education including press releases, policy announcements, grant and scholarship opportunities and other items of interest. Please forward this newsletter to others in the education field who may be interested in Learning Matters. Click here to sign up for Learning Matters. If you do  more

LEARNING MATTERS ONLINE, OCT. 3
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 3 -- The Minnesota Department of Education issued the following newsletter: Every week, Learning Matters highlights the most important issues coming out of the Minnesota Department of Education including press releases, policy announcements, grant and scholarship opportunities and other items of interest. Please forward this newsletter to others in the education field who may be interested in Learning Matters. Click here to sign up for Learning Matters. If you do   more

LEARNING MATTERS ONLINE, OCT. 31
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 31 -- The Minnesota Department of Education issued the following newsletter: Every week, Learning Matters highlights the most important issues coming out of the Minnesota Department of Education including press releases, policy announcements, grant and scholarship opportunities and other items of interest. Please forward this newsletter to others in the education field who may be interested in Learning Matters. Click here to sign up for Learning Matters. If you do  more

LEARNING TO SPEAK ENGLISH? MAKE CONVERSATION @ YOUR LIBRARY!
OCALA, Fla., July 7 -- Marion County issued the following news release: People learning to speak English are invited to get together at the Marion County Public Library to enjoy casual conversation with other people learning English as a second language. You can make new friends, enjoy a comfortable environment, and practice speaking their new language. * Date: Every Tuesday * Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon People needing more help learning English - before they can comfortably join the  more

LECTURE TO FOCUS ON HISPANIC HEALTH ISSUES
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 23 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: Community and multicultural health issues, with a particular focus on the Hispanic community, is the topic of the next installment of the year-long Penn State Harrisburg diversity lecture series on November 13. The presentation by Associate Professor of Health Education Raffy Luquis will be at noon in the Morrison Gallery of the college library. The discussion is free and open to the   more

Lee Participates in Higher Education Tour
WILIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 12 -- The campaign of Christopher Lee, the Republican nominee in New York's 26th Congressional District, issued the following news release: This week, businessman and fiscal conservative 26th Congressional District candidate Chris Lee participated in a higher education tour where he visited area colleges and universities to discuss the need for Western New York's higher education institutions to partner with the private sector to create jobs and encourage economic gr  more

LEGACY HOSTING SIX FREE TEACHER WORKSHOPS IN 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 14 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Subject: Exciting Free Teacher Workshops Coming Soon! FREE Workshops Coming Soon Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education has 6 fabulous FREE teacher workshops planned for 2008. These workshops cover a variety of topics including, but not limited to, geology, coastal ecology, caves, and living streams and will be held in several locations around the state. Any K-12 teacher currently teach  more

Legislation Would Benefit Positions Within VA
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 1 -- The Association of the United States Army issued the following newsletter article: Health care providers are the backbone of the VA system. Yet today, the department faces a shortage of these professionals. Around the country, too many facilities are understaffed, at the cost of services for veterans. A recent report by the Partnership for Public Service gave the Veterans Health Administration poor marks for pay and benefits, and for family support. VHA also ra  more

LEONARD J. CHABERT MEDICAL CENTER INITIATES NEW INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY TRAINING PROGRAM
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 20 -- The Louisiana State University Health Care Sciences Division issued the following news release: Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center (LJCMC) in Houma, La., has begun a new Internal Medicine Residency Training Program with full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Since 2000, the ACGME has accredited only four new programs in internal medicine in the South and 16 nationwide. ACGME has also given institutional accredit  more

LGBT AWARENESS WEEK
MACOMB, Ill., March 7 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Unity at Western Illinois University will celebrate the 21st Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Awareness Week Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21. All events are open free to the public, unless otherwise noted. The week will kick off at 2 p.m. March 17 with the presentation, "Who Am I? Who Are You? Gender, Sex and the Human Biological Continuum," by Jessica White, assistant p  more

LIKE REST OF SOCIETY, DOCTORS IMPLICITLY FAVOR WHITES OVER BLACKS
SEATTLE, Oct. 28 -- The University of Washington Health Sciences campus issued the following news release: In the first large study to explore possible unconscious bias among physicians, researchers have found that doctors mirror the attitudes of the majority in society and implicitly favor whites over blacks. "This supports speculation that subtle race bias may affect health care, but does not imply that it will," said University of Washington researcher Janice Sabin, who presented the s  more

LINCOLN HOSPITAL HEALTH LITERACY ACTIVIST AMONG TEN AMERICANS TO RECEIVE $125K AWARD FOR IMPROVING TAXI DRIVERS' HEALTH
BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation issued the following press release: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center announced today that Maria Ramos, a longtime New York City health literacy activist is one of ten Americans to receive the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation 2008 Community Health Leaders Award for creating the hospital's free health screening and education program that has served 4,000 taxi and limousine drivers in the South Bronx and East   more

LITHUANIAN EDUCATION LEADERS HERE TO STUDY CIVIC EDUCATION BEST PRACTICES
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 26 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: A three-member delegation from the Republic of Lithuania is spending this week visiting Indiana classrooms, the Indiana Statehouse and other places dealing with government and legal matters to learn more about civic education in the U.S. The visit is part of a continuing exchange between the Indiana University School of Education and the state of Indiana with Lithuania as part of the Civitas International Civ  more

LOCAL EDUCATORS TEAM UP TO MAKE COLLEGE DREAMS REALITY FOR ALL STUDENTS
ELYRIA, Ohio, Oct. 20 -- Lorain County Community College issued the following news release: The KnowHow2GO (to college) Lorain County campaign will kick off with a series of parent and student information nights targeting students currently enrolled in grades 7-11. These free, public meetings promise to be filled with surprises and prizes for students who participate, as well as Reinforce the importance and value of education and training beyond high school Share the KnowHow2GO planning  more

LOCAL SCHOOLS LEARN NEW TRICKS IN ALABAMA MATH, SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 3 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Brigett Vernon's second grade class at Jacksonville's Kitty Stone Elementary learned about balance and weight Friday; but they didn't get it from a textbook. The school, which is part of the statewide Alabama Math and Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI), learned about balance by sitting on their hands and knees. They played with colored blocks and a tiny "see-saw" balanced on a fulcrum. "  more

LSUE'S PATHWAYS EARNS NATIONAL AWARD
EUNICE, La., Nov. 5 -- Louisiana State University-Eunice issued the following news release: LSU Eunice's Pathways to Success was one of three institutions recently named a 2008 Outstanding Program Award for Academic Advising according to the National Academic Advising Association at its national meeting. The structured program targets first year students who need to brush up on writing, mathematics, and reading prior to taking their first general education course in college. The program im  more

LT. GOV. BOLLING ANNOUNCES STRONG START TO LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S CHALLENGE HEART HEALTH INITIATIVE
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 29 -- Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, D-Va., issued the following news release: Earlier this month Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling kicked off The Lieutenant Governor's Challenge: Your Heart is in Your Hands initiative, a heart and cardiovascular health campaign designed to promote heart health education, healthier living, increased physical activity and improved diet and nutrition. In the first three weeks since the announcement, 2,688 Virginians have signed up to participate i  more

LT. GOV. DENISH TO HOLD CENTENNIAL GRADUATES RALLY AT ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL
SANTA FE, N.M., Oct. 23 -- Lt. Gov. Diane D. Denish, D-N.M., issued the following press release: Centennial Graduates Initiative aims to increase graduation rates, improve college and workforce readiness, and promote community involvement WHAT: Lt. Governor Diane D. Denish will hold a Centennial Graduates Rally for Roswell High School's Class of 2012. The Centennial Graduates Initiative is part of a statewide initiative to celebrate New Mexico's 100th statehood anniversary. The Centennial   more

LULAC National Educational Service Centers Receives Wagner-Peyser Grant
SAN ANTONIO, March 13 -- LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) issued the following news release: LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) will be making an announcement Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country leading to the start of the LULAC National Women's Conference on Friday that it has been awarded a $490,000 Wagner-Peyser grant by Governor Rick Perry's office. The grants are given annually to various organizations to provide workforce training programs and are   more

LULAC Receives $1 Million Grant From AT&T Grant Will Help Improve High School Dropout Rate Among At-Risk Latino Youth
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) issued the following news release: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced today that LULAC will receive a $1 million grant from the AT&T Foundation's Aspire initiative, to implement LULAC's Adelante America program, which will provide academic classes, mentoring and student leadership development for underserved,  more

Magruder Named Tenth President of A.T. Still University
KIRKSVILLE, Mo., April 18 -- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine issued the following news release: Dr. Stephen Kardos, D.O., chairman of the ATSU Board of Trustees has announced that the Board has named Dr. Jack Magruder as the tenth President of the University. Magruder replaces James McGovern who retired from ATSU on April 1. According to Dr. Kardos, "Dr. Jack Magruder is absolutely the right man and the right educator for ATSU. The Board of Trustees was unanimous in its decisio  more

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY TO HONOR ITS BEST, BRIGHTEST
CASTINE, Maine, Nov. 2 -- Maine Maritime Academy issued the following news release: Maine Maritime Academy will honor its best and brightest at a ceremony to be held on the college campus next week. The college will formally recognize alumni accomplishment, student academic success, and outstanding faculty at its annual Celebration of Achievement on Thursday, Nov. 6. In total, 18 individuals associated with the college will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. According to MMA  more

MAINE WARDEN SERVICE AND INLAND FISHERIES, WILDLIFE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER JACQUES RECOGNIZED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO HIGHWAY SAFETY, YOUTH CIVIC EDUCATION
WINSLOW, Maine, Aug. 27 -- The Maine Department of the Secretary of State issued the following news release: Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap attended today's annual meeting of the Maine Warden Service Association in Winslow and presented recognition plaques to the Maine Warden Service and to Deputy IF&W Commissioner Paul F. Jacques. Dunlap presented the Special Teamwork Award to Col. Joel Wilkinson of the Maine Warden Service in recognition of the significant contributions Maine ga  more

MAJOR COLLABORATION: COLLEGE ANNOUNCES INTERDISCIPLINARY BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING DEGREE
ERIE, Pa., July 11 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies (IBE) beginning fall 2008. Offered through the Sam and Irene Black School of Business and in conjunction with the School of Engineering, IBE is the only program of its kind offered within the Penn State system and one of a few nationwide. As the college  more

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND 2008 HIGHER EDUCATION DAY RALLY
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 11 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Alabama Higher Education Partnership will hold its annual Higher Ed Day rally on the steps of the Alabama Statehouse on Thursday, March 6 at 11 a.m. in Montgomery. Alumni and friends are invited to join JSU faculty, staff and students in supporting increased funding for higher education in Alabama. See the Higher Education Partnership flyer for information about the rally and why your parti  more

MAKING THE ARMY TEAM C4ISR MOVE A SEAMLESS TRANSITION
ABERDEEN, Md., Oct. 23 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: The deputy commander (forward) for the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command Lifecycle Management Command has the task of leading Army Team U.S. Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forward as the organization makes the transition from Fort Monmouth, N.J., to Aberdeen Proving Ground. "Right now we are over here [at APG] establishi  more

MALAYSIAN INDIAN GROUP HELPS COMMUNITY EXCEL IN EDUCATION
Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) A second generation Malaysian Indian entrepreneur has established a network to help ethnic Indians in the country achieve excellence and success through education. Academician Siva Kumar Balasundram and his colleagues have set up the network - TheMind - for ethnic Indians, who are estimated to number 2.6 million and form eight percent of Malaysia's multi-ethnic population of 28 million. TheMind (Malaysian Indian Educational Development) Association, is an organ  more

MALHOTRA FILES NOMINATION PAPER FOR GK SEAT
New Delhi, Nov 8 (UNI) The BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi, Prof V K Malhotra today filed his nomination papers from the Greater Kailash constituency for the November 29 Assembly elections. He was accompanied by party colleagues Arun Jaitly, Sushma Swaraj, party state chief Harsh Vardhan and former Union Minister Vijay Goel, as he went to Jamnagar House on Shahjahan Road, to file his papers. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir Singh Badal, former Haryan  more

Manufacturing Institute Launches First Industry-Focused Education Council
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The National Association of Manufacturers issued the following news release: More than 25 education leaders from across the country have been named charter members of the first-ever Education Council focused on expanding and enhancing the manufacturing workforce, which met today in Washington, D.C. "In these difficult economic times, we must create new educational pathways to help more individuals prepare for high-paying manufacturing jobs and, in turn, help our com  more

MARCHING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 9 -- "March-past is a very healthy and good exercise for children; It trains them to be disciplined, to follow a pattern. It is very important to inculcate discipline in our children." This seemingly innocuous statement was almost like a constant refrain of this person who felt very strongly about discipline in schools. I did not like this thought and I was trying to understand what it was about this apparent need to enforce discipline that bothered me. I realised that m  more

MARSHALL UNIVERSITY CHORUS TO PERFORM, START TRADITION ON NOV. 4
HUNTINGTON, W.Va., Oct. 27 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: The Marshall University Chorus will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall University's Huntington campus. The 56-voice choir, under the direction of Robert Wray, assistant professor of choral music education, will perform selections ranging from baroque music of Antonio Vivaldi to contemporary works by Gawthrop, Est�vez, and Olatunji. The featured work, Antonio Viv  more

MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF AUG. 12 MEETING
STUART, Fla., Aug. 12 -- Martin County Commission issued the following minutes: THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD IN THE MARTIN COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER 2401 SE MONTEREY ROAD STUART, FLORIDA 34996 August 12, 2008 1. CALL TO ORDER THOSE PRESENT: Doug Smith, Chair Susan L. Valliere, Vice Chair Michael DiTerlizzi Sarah Heard Lee Weberman ALSO PRESENT: Duncan Ballantyne, County Administrator Stephen Fry, Coun  more

MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 16 MEETING
STUART, Fla., Sept. 16 -- Martin County Commission issued the following minutes: THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD IN THE MARTIN COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER 2401 SE MONTEREY ROAD STUART, FLORIDA 34996 September 16, 2008 1. CALL TO ORDER THOSE PRESENT: Doug Smith, Chair Susan L. Valliere, Vice Chair Michael DiTerlizzi, Commissioner Sarah Heard, Commissioner Lee Weberman, Commissioner ALSO PRESENT: Duncan Ballantyne,   more

MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 14 -- The Maryland Higher Education Commission issued the following news release: What: Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Education Policy Committee Meeting Items to be discussed include: * Governor's Workforce Investment Board Education Steering Committee Report * The 2009 State Plan: Power Point and Recommendation * COMAR 13B.02.03.02(4-1)b Modification Effective Date (AAT) * Update Report on Academic Program Approval Process * Report on Prog  more

MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION FINANCE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 14 -- The Maryland Higher Education Commission issued the following news release: What: Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Finance Policy Committee Meeting Items to be discussed include: * 2008 Funding Guideline Peer Re-selection and Adjustments * 2008 Funding Guideline Enrollment Projections * FY 2010 Consolidated Operating Budget Recommendations * FY 2010 Consolidated Capital Budget Recommendations Who: Higher Education Secretary James E. Lyon  more

MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION NAMES DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONS
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 14 -- The Maryland Higher Education Commission issued the following news release: The Maryland Higher Education Commission recently named a respected leader in postsecondary education as its new Director of Planning, Research Analysis and Workforce Development. Dr. Danette S. Gerald has spent much of her professional career in higher education, first as a student affairs administrator at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) then as a researcher and policy  more

MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION RETREAT
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 30 -- The Maryland Higher Education Commission issued the following news release: What: Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Retreat Items to be discussed include: * Review and discussion of current fiscal year budget cuts to MHEC and higher education segments * Update on Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education and discussion on how it will influence State Plan for Postsecondary Education * The process for review and appro  more

MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SPONSOR LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL! CELEBRATION
BALTIMORE, Oct. 2 -- The Maryland Department of Education issued the following news release: WHO: Nancy S. Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools Sylvia Lyles, Program Director, United States Department of Education Ann Chafin, Assistant State Superintendent Division of Student, Family, and School Support, MSDE WHAT: The Lights On Afterschool! Celebration recognizes the critical importance of quality afterschool programs in the lives of children, their families, and their communitie  more

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES DOCUMENT OF OCT. 21 MEETING
BOSTON, Oct. 21 -- The Massachusetts Department of Education issued the following Board of Education document: Comments from the Chair Comments from the Commissioner Comments from the Secretary Statements from the Public Routine Business: Approval of the Minutes of the September 10, 2008 Regular Meeting - Vote Items for Discussion and Action: 1. 2008 MCAS Results and Adequate Yearly Progress Determinations - Discussion 2. Update on Educational Proficiency Plans - Discussion   more

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES DOCUMENT OF SEPT. 10 MEETING
BOSTON, Sept. 10 -- The Massachusetts Department of Education issued the following Board of Education document: Comments from the Chair Comments from the Commissioner Comments from the Secretary Statements from the Public Routine Business: Approval of the Minutes of the June 25, 2008 Regular Meeting and the August 11, 2008 Special Meeting - Vote Items for Discussion and Action: 1. Process and Timelines for FY2010 Budget - Discussion 2. MCAS Performance Appeals: Proposed Amendm  more

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 25 MEETING
BOSTON, June 25 -- The Massachusetts Department of Education issued the following minutes from a Board of Education meeting: 1:05 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. Massachusetts State Archives 220 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, Massachusetts Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Present: Paul Reville, Chairman, Worcester Harneen Chernow, Jamaica Plain Thomas E. Fortmann, Lexington Jeff Howard, Reading Ruth Kaplan, Brookline Dana Mohler-Faria, Bridgewater Sandra L  more

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 10 MEETING
BOSTON, Sept. 10 -- The Massachusetts Department of Education issued the following minutes from a Board of Education meeting: 9:15 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 350 Main Street Malden, Massachusetts Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Present: Maura Banta, Chair, Melrose Harneen Chernow, Jamaica Plain Gerald Chertavian, Cambridge Andrew "AJ" Fajnzylber, Chair, Student Advisory Council, Brookline Tho  more

MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATOR NAMED NATIONAL HISTORY TEACHER OF THE YEAR
MALDEN, Mass., Oct. 24 -- The Massachusetts Department of State Police issued the following news release: A Masconomet Regional High School history teacher has been named the nation's 2008 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year. David B. Mitchell was named the state's 2008 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year in June, and was selected out of the pool of state winners as the national honoree. First Lady Laura Bush presented him with the award at a ceremony on Friday at the Uni  more

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING TO BE OFFERED AT FORT CAMPBELL
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., July 22 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Austin Peay State University will offer the Master of Arts in Teaching at the Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell, beginning with the Fall I term. The master's degree provides an opportunity for a student with a bachelor's degree to complete initial teacher licensure requirements and a master's degree concurrently. The program at Fort Campbell, Ky., is available to individuals who wish to teach at  more

MATER TO DIRECT OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 28 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: The College of Engineering at Oregon State University has named a prominent expert in sustainable forestry and conservation issues as its new director of sustainability programs, an initiative designed to coordinate and expand sustainable construction and engineering concepts throughout the college's curriculum, collaborative research and outreach programs. Catherine Mater, president of Mater Engineering  more

MATH OPTIONS PROGRAM CELEBRATES 12 YEARS OF STEM
ERIE, Pa., May 14 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: A total of 246 seventh- and eighth-grade girls gathered at Penn State Behrend on May 13, for the 12th annual Math Options Career Day. They kicked off the day with the School Challenge Contest. Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, hosted its 12th annual Math Options Career Day this week for 246 seventh- and eighth-grade girls from 40 schools in Erie, Crawford, Potter, and Warren coun  more

MATHIS RECEIVES ALUMNI AWARD FROM FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
FLORENCE, S.C., Oct. 1 -- Francis Marion University issued the following press release: Connie Parker Mathis, psychologist for Horry County Schools, has been honored by the Francis Marion University Department of Psychology with an outstanding alumni award. Mathis received the Professional Psychology Award for 2008-09 at a reception held recently on the FMU campus. She earned a bachelor of science in psychology, graduated with a master's of education degree in learning disabilities and   more

May, JAMA Editor-in-Chief DeAngelis & Breast Cancer Activist Wilson Oldenburg To be Honored at Medical College of Wisconsin Commencement
MILWAUKEE, May 12 -- Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin's 95th commencement exercises, Fri., May 16, at the Milwaukee Theater. The Medical College will also honor Melodie Wilson Oldenburg with an honorary Doctor of Science degree.  more

MAYOR EARNS DEGREE; SOLDIER AWARDED 1ST M.A. IN MILITARY HISTORY
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: For the past six months, Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper took two online courses offered at Austin Peay State University to complete a college degree he nearly finished 30 years ago. On Friday, Dec. 14, Piper received a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, one of 537 candidates for degrees in APSU's Winter Commencement. He left APSU in 1978, just two courses short of completing his degree,  more

MAYOR NEWBERRY APPOINTS NEW UK VICE PRESIDENT TO CHAIR COMMISSION ON MORTGAGE LENDING PRACTICES
LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 31 -- The city of Lexington issued the following news release: Mayor Jim Newberry today named Dr. Judy "J.J." Jackson chair of the Mayor's Commission on Mortgage Lending Practices. Dr. Jackson is also the new vice president of institutional diversity at the University of Kentucky, "I'm welcoming Dr. Jackson to Lexington by putting her to work on behalf of our community," Newberry said. "Since it is very important that we have a strong leader chairing this commission, I  more

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE CELEBRATES NINETEENTH CONVOCATION CEREMONY
BROOKLYN, Nov. 4 -- The City University of New York's Medgar Evers College issued the following news release: Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York (CUNY) will celebrate its Nineteenth Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 12:00 noon in Founders Auditorium. During the ceremony, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees will be awarded to noted journalist Mr. Dominic Carter and renowned leader and educator Dr. Marcella W. Maxwell. The event will also featu  more

Medical College of Wisconsin Announces 24 Grants Totaling $6.4 Million
MILWAUKEE, March 31 -- Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release: The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program of the Medical College of Wisconsin has announced 24 grants totaling $6,368,224. The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program supports Wisconsin-based community-academic partnership projects designed to improve the health of Wisconsin residents through health advocacy and disease prevention initiatives. Ninety-one community organizations will participate in these p  more

Medical College of Wisconsin Selects Six More Schools for Palliative Care Grants
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 13 -- Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release: For the second time in two years, the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has selected six schools to receive grants to develop educational programs in palliative care. The latest grants are funded through a one year $363,000 award the College received from the Y.C. Ho/Helen and Michael Chiang Foundation to lead a national curriculum initiative to activate, build and sustain medical student education i  more

Medical College of Wisconsin's Laura Roberts, M.D. Elected President, American Association of Chairs of Depts. of Psychiatry
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 17 -- Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Laura Roberts, MD, MA, chairman and Charles E. Kubly Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at The Medical College of Wisconsin, is the first woman to be elected president of the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry (AACDP). Her two-year term will begin November 1. "Only a small handful of the chairmen of psychiatry at the more than 125 medical schools in the United States   more

Medical College Psychiatrist Harold Harsch Receives National Association's Excellence in Teaching Award
MILWAUKEE, May 12 -- Medical College of Wisconsin issued the following news release: Harold H. Harsch, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will receive the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Association's annual meeting in Washington, DC, May 3-8, 2008. The award is given to members who have made outstanding and sustaining contributions to graduate medical education in psychiatry. Dr. Harsch is a   more

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA PROFESSOR NAMED AMERICAN COUNCIL OF EDUCATION FELLOW
CHARLESTON, S.C., April 21 -- The Medical University of South Carolina issued the following news release: William J. Hueston, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), has been named an American Council of Education (ACE)/ Bishop Fellow for the 2008-09 academic year. Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing pro  more

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA SIMULATION CENTER OPENS AS PART OF STATEWIDE NETWORK
CHARLESTON, S.C., June 10 -- The Medical University of South Carolina issued the following news release: In learning how to perform patient care procedures, the old adage has always been "see one, do one" for health-care students. With the opening of the MUSC Health Care Simulation Center at the MUSC College of Nursing, the new student mantra might be, "see one, practice one, do one. " The MUSC Health Care Simulation Center is part of a statewide network of simulation centers called Health  more

MEDICARE PART D ENROLLMENT EVENT
CAPE MAY, N.J., Oct. 31 -- Cape May County issued the following news release: Freeholder Gerald Thornton is pleased to announce that the county will host a Medicare Part D education and enrollment event in Cape May County in November. The Medicare Part D education and enrollment program, sponsored by the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Aging, will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 6th at the Lower Cape Senior Center located at 2612 Bayshore Road   more

MEETING SCHEDULE WEEK OF NOV. 3
TORRINGTON, Conn., Nov. 3 -- The city of Torrington issued the following news release: MEETING SCHEDULE MON: NOV 3 - Ordinance Sub Committee of the City Council 6:00 PM Council Chambers - Small Cities Sub Committee of the City Council 6:15 PM Room 206A - Board of Trustees of the City Employees Retirement Fund 6:30 PM Council Chambers - City Council & WPC Authority I.F. Bd of Trustees Meeting Council Chambers - Torrington Early Childhood Collaborative (Parent Comm.) 6:30 PM  more

MEN OF SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON EMBRACE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
MACOMB, Ill., March 3 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The creed behind the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity is based on being a "true gentleman," which includes promoting good will and helping others. The members of Western Illinois University's Illinois Sigma Sigma SAE colony strive to live by that creed while embracing the University's core values of social responsibility and personal growth. The fraternity's philanthropic activities are numerous, in  more

MERCER COUNTY TEEN ARTS FESTIVAL TO HOLD FIRST VISUAL ARTS EXHIBIT
TRENTON, N.J., July 8 -- Mercer County issued the following news release: The First Annual Visual Arts Exhibit of The Mercer County Teen Arts Festival featuring works from dozens of local middle and high school students will open this Friday, July 11, at the Erdman Art Gallery in the Princeton Theological Seminary. The exhibit features student artworks selected by guest artists during the May 16 Teen Arts Festival at Mercer County Community College. The Visual Arts Exhibit at the Erdman Ga  more

MERCER COUNTY'S THIRD ANNUAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT A SUCCESS
TRENTON, N.J., March 27 -- Mercer County issued the following news release: Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes labeled the County's Third Annual Economic Summit March 27 a success as it attracted the largest number of attendees to date who sought to get a better sense of the local economy. Approximately 250 people-including Gov. Jon S. Corzine, Acting State Treasurer David Rousseau, members of the County's business community, local mayors, and representatives from all 13 County munici  more

MERGER DISCUSSIONS UNDERWAY BETWEEN UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, FRANKLIN PIERCE LAW CENTER
DURHAM, N.H., Oct. 9 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: University of New Hampshire President Mark W. Huddleston and Franklin Pierce Law Center President and Dean John D. Hutson announced today that their institutions would both form working groups to explore the feasibility of Pierce Law merging with UNH. "Both UNH and Pierce Law officials are excited about this opportunity and have been discussing the idea for several months," Huddleston said. "Although  more

Merkley Announces Plan to Cut Taxes for Middle Class Americans
SALEM, Ore., July 30 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Eight years ago, President George Bush and Republican Senator Gordon Smith inherited an economy that was growing, a budget in surplus, and a middle class that was getting ahead. Today, as the tax burden on the middle class continues to rise, America is now entering its second Bush-Smith recession and skyrocketing health care costs, gasoline prices at t  more

Merkley Calls for Major Education Overhaul in a Letter to Secretary Margaret Spellings
SALEM, Ore., Jan. 17 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, sent the following letter to Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today, calling on her to support a major overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law. Spellings visited Salem and Portland today: Dear Madam Secretary: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to   more

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR ITS FLORIDA FOCUS SHORT FILM COMPETITION
MIAMI, Oct. 31 -- Miami-Dade Community College issued the following news release: The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), recently announced its first Florida-based film competition. Festival organizers will begin accepting submissions for the Florida Focus Short Film Competition beginning Nov. 1 until Dec. 19, 2008. Winners will be announced during the 26th Annual Miami International Film Festival being held March 6-15, 2009. The competition is  more

MIDDLE STATES COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION RESTORES UMDNJ ACCREDITATION
NEWARK, N.J., March 18 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, announced University President Dr. William F. Owen Jr. today. The University's accreditation status had been on probation since June 2006. In a recent letter, the Commission noted that the restoration was appropriate 'because of progress to date and evid  more

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ART DEPARTMENT SPONSORS 1ST SCHOLARSHIP SEASONAL SALE
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Oct. 1 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: The MTSU Department of Art will sponsor its first-ever Scholarship Seasonal Sale, an art extravaganza of work collected from the department's faculty, staff, students, alumni and community friends, in October. The one-day sale, which organizers said they plan to make an annual event, will be held 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Todd Gallery in MTSU's Todd Building. A pre-sale reception showc  more

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY BRINGS DISNEY INSTITUTE's CELEBRATED PROGRAM TO NASHVILLE BUSINESS COMMUNITY SEPT. 9
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., July 25 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Celebrating more than 97 years of preparing students to become successful business leaders, Middle Tennessee State University and the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, are pleased to present Disney Institute's professional development program, the "Disney Keys to Excellence," to the greater Nashville community. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the   more

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMS EARN HIGHEST LEVEL OF ACCREDITATION
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Aug. 15 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Two concentrations within the Department of Psychology at MTSU recently were accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, or CACREP, making them two of only a handful of such programs in the state to be designated as such. "We are delighted to announce that we recently received word that both the mental health counseling and the school counseli  more

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY'S MILLER NAMED VICE PROVOST FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., July 25 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Dr. Diane Miller's new role as vice provost became effective July 14, and she's already hard at work keeping the approval process moving for three proposed Ph.D. degrees: computational science, mathematics and science education and molecular biosciences. If the TBR and THEC respond in a timely fashion and give their nod to the degrees, the programs could be in place by fall of 2009. Miller   more

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY'S TODD GALLERY WELCOMES SECOND BIENNIAL ALUMNI ART EXHIBIT
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Aug. 15 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: The art department at MTSU will serve as host for its second biennial exhibition of works by alumni, aptly titled "Alumni 2008," from Sept. 8 through 26 in the university's Todd Gallery. About 50 pieces representing a variety of media will make up the exhibit, which will feature the art of Diane Fox ('86), Glenda Guion ('85), George Juliano ('69), Rebecca Parker ('04), Jim Poag ('77), Tom S  more

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY'S WIND ENSEMBLE, SYMPHONIC BAND PERFORM OCT. 9
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Oct. 2 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: The MTSU Wind Ensemble and MTSU Symphonic Band will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building on the MTSU campus. The ensemble, led by guest conductor Don DeRoche will perform Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith and Soleriana by Carlos Surinach. After a brief intermission, MTSU Associate   more

Mike Johanns Outlines A 21st Century Education Plan
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 22 -- The campaign of Mike Johanns, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, Mike Johanns, candidate for U.S. Senate, outlined his plan to strengthen the educational opportunities for Nebraskans across the state. Mike Johanns stressed the importance of providing every Nebraskan with access to top-quality educational opportunities at the primary and secondary levels. "In order to ensure prosperity for the next gen  more

MILKEN FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARD
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 -- The Connecticut State Department of Education issued the following news release: State Education Commissioner Mark K. McQuillan visited the Church Street School in Hamden on Monday to present a National Educator Award to an unsuspecting Grace Griffin - a Grades 4 and 5 elementary teacher - in recognition of her outstanding work in the classroom and beyond. Griffin has been nominated and selected for this honor without her knowledge, thus the Commissioner's visit an  more

MILLEDGEVILLE JUNIOR BOARD FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION ANNOUNCES BOARD MEMBERS
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., Oct. 28 -- Georgia College & State University issued the following news release: The Milledgeville Junior Board of Historic Preservation has selected members for its third year of operation: Christina Azahar, Mitch Beall, Natali Gavanarova, Clara Gilbert, Megan Gillis, Kerry McGill, Caitlin McNeil and Kyle Walker, all of Milledgeville; John Felt of Eatonton; Katherine Lacksen and Jacob Pounds of Sparta; Justin Shiver of Gray; and Trey Veal of Warthem. "I am extremely pr  more

Minnesota Dems: DFL Chair Calls on Kazeminy to Break Silence Three Days Before Election
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 1 -- The Minnesota Democratic Party issued the following news release: Earlier today, Minnesota DFL Chair Brian Melendez held a press conference to call on Coleman donor and longtime financial supporter Nasser Kazeminy to break his silence and come clean -- under oath -- about the allegations made against him lawsuits filed this week alleging that longtime Coleman financial supporter Nasser Kazeminy funneled $75,000 to Senator Coleman through a phony contract for service  more

Minority Graduation Rates Under Scrutiny by Education Sector
CHICAGO, June 17 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: The Education Sector, a Washington "think tank," has been looking at just how successful the nation's colleges and universities have been granting degrees to students of color. In a just released report, Graduate Rate Watch: Making Minority Student Success a Priority, author Kevin Carey takes a hard look at the colleges that are achieving success and how they are doing it. The report includes lists of s  more

MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS FOCUS ON MAINTAINING HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 29 -- The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following news release: Have you ever wondered how much air quality, energy efficiency or the general appearance of a school district's facilities affect student performance? Research indicates all of these can have a significant impact, from increasing attentiveness in class to replacing bad attitudes with more positive outlooks, all of which usually translate in to higher test scores. When it comes to mainta  more

MISSISSIPPI'S DROPOUT PREVENTION EFFORTS RECOGNIZED IN NATIONAL STUDY
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 24 -- The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following news release: Putting a statewide emphasis on raising graduation rates is one of the best way to make sure more students walk away from high school with a diploma, according to study released Thursday by the nonprofit organization The Education Trust. In that regard, Mississippi is leading the nation, the "Counting on Graduation" report found, by putting a spotlight on the issue through holding two stat  more

MOLINARI COMPLETES THE 2008-09 COACHING STAFF WITH THE HIRING OF TWO ASSISTANTS
MACOMB, Ill., July 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University head basketball coach Jim Molinari completed the 2008-09 coaching staff with the hiring of Wade Hokenson and Billy Wright as assistant coaches. "When building a program, I stress character, academics and winning on the court," Molinari said. "These two coaches have all three of these factors in their own lives and have been in programs that have those things as well." Hoken  more

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE RANKED TOP COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN NATION FOR USE OF TECHNOLOGY
BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 27 -- Montgomery County Community College issued the following news release: Montgomery County Community College has been named the number one technologically-advanced community college in the nation by the Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine. The ranking was established based on the 2008 national Digital Community Colleges Survey, which examines and assesses how community colleges have progressed in using information technology to deliver services to th  more

MONTGOMERY RECEIVES 2008 PRESIDENT'S EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
TULSA, Okla., Oct. 31 -- Oklahoma State University-Tulsa issued the following news release: Oklahoma State University-Tulsa President Gary Trennepohl has announced Dr. Diane Montgomery as this year's recipient of the President's Excellence in Teaching Award. Montgomery has taught College of Education courses for 20 years at OSU-Tulsa and coordinates the master's degree program in educational psychology and gifted education. She also served as the principal investigator for "Project CREA  more

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES IN THE CITY OF CHAMPAIGN
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Oct. 30 -- The City of Champaign issued the following news release: Recent data from RealtyTrac shows foreclosure activity in Illinois was at its highest level the month of August. The State of Illinois currently ranks 9th in the U.S. for foreclosure filings in 2008. The number of filings in Illinois marks an increase of 25.3% from 2006 and a 94.3% increase from 2005. In Illinois, 1.25% of households went into some stage of foreclosure last year, higher than the national aver  more

MUSIC PROFESSOR, PERFORMER TO LEAD NEXT ATHENAEUM
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 19 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: In continuing the quest to engage the public and campus community in intellectual and creative endeavors, the next Library Athenaeum session at Austin Peay State University will feature a music educator known for her scholarship and vocal performance. Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, professor of voice and chair of the APSU Department of Music, will present "From Clarksville to Carnegie Hall: The Musical  more

MUSICAL WEEKEND AT MARSHALL FEATURES MARCHING FESTIVAL, MUSIC EDUCATORS CONFERENCE
HUNTINGTON, W.Va., Oct. 30 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall University's Department of Music will have a busy weekend beginning Saturday, Nov. 1, when it hosts the Tri-State Marching Festival, and continuing Sunday, Nov. 2, when the West Virginia Collegiate Music Educators Association state conference begins on the Huntington campus. Thirty-eight high school bands are slated to perform in the marching festival, which will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in Joan C  more

N.J. POISON CONTROL CENTER ALERTS CDC IN RESPONSE TO AN INCREASE IN DRUG-RELATED DEATHS
NEWARK, N.J., July 24 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report of an epidemic of unintentional deaths that were caused by an illicitly manufactured drug called fentanyl. The report documents the outbreak which was first officially noticed in April 2006 and resulted in over 1,000 deaths nationwide. The epidemic was detected as a result of an alert from the New J  more

NAACP President Rallies HBCU Students as Part of NAACP 'Vote Hard' Bus Tour throughout the South
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued the following news release: In the spirit of the '60s 'Freedom Rides,' the NAACP's Youth and College Division organized Get Out the Vote activities that included a NAACP "Think Hard, Vote Hard" bus tour. The statewide tour throughout South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama made stops in almost 108 communities, reaching nearly 20,000 people. NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous joined the   more

NANCY KWANG JOHNSON FEATURED SPEAKER AT MLK JR DAY PROGRAM
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 16 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Nancy Kwang Johnson, assistant professor of African American studies at Western Illinois University, will be the featured speaker at the 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at the Vineyard Church (University Drive and Hwy. 67), sponsored by the McDonough County NAACP in cooperation with the Community University Partnership Program (CUUP). Johnson's presentation will be: "Stori  more

NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DALE SPEAKS ON BOSTON FUTURE FORUM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 -- NASA issued the following speech: Thank you very much. I would like to especially thank Dr. Yannis Miaoulis and the Museum of Science for being such wonderful hosts and to express NASA's appreciation to our sponsors and key partners. It is an honor to be here today at one of the top science centers in the Nation for the sixth of our seven Future Forums. In this month's issue of Parents magazine, the Museum of Science was ranked number three in the country and is the  more

NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DALE SPEAKS ON CALIFORNIA SPACE DAY
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 13 -- NASA issued the following speech: Thank you Andrea for that kind introduction. I'm delighted to be here with you today in the Golden State of California. California Space Day is important because it allows public officials and the aerospace community to discuss space policy and the space economy. Tomorrow, as part of NASA's Future Forum series, a day-long forum will be held in San Jose on the role of space exploration in advancing science, engineering, and mat  more

NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DALE SPEAKS ON CHICAGO FUTURE FORUM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 -- NASA issued the following speech: Thank you very much. As some of you may know, this is the final Future Forum in celebration of NASA's 50th Anniversary. What a fine city to hold the 7th and final event -- beautiful weather, a stunning venue, and impressive experts. It should be a great day. I know there has been much hard work and effort put into these events, and I would like to take a moment to recognize the NASA team for making them become reality. Special tha  more

NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DALE SPEAKS ON MIAMI FUTURE FORUM
WASHINGTON, April 18 -- NASA issued the following speech: Thank you all very much. It is an honor to be here at the University of Miami, where there are more than 15,400 undergraduate and graduate students continuing their learning in higher education. I would like to thank Sergio Gonzalez and the University of Miami for being such wonderful hosts. I also would like to express NASA's appreciation to our sponsors and key partners. This year, we're celebrating NASA's 50th anniversary. And  more

NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DALE SPEAKS ON NEW MEXICO SPACE AUTHORITY, SPACE FLORIDA BEFORE CALIFORNIA SPACE AUTHORITY
WASHINGTON, March 4 -- NASA issued the following speech: Thank you for that kind introduction. We appreciate all your efforts to come to our Nation's capital in support of NASA and our programs as we head into the final budget cycle for this Administration. I would especially like to thank Melissa Decker, from the office of Governor Schwarzenegger; The Honorable Andrea Seastrand, Executive Director of the California Space Authority; Steve Kohler, President of Space Florida; and Mark Landene,   more

NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DALE SPEAKS ON SAN JOSE FUTURE FORUM
WASHINGTON, May 14 -- NASA issued the following speech: Thank you all very much. I would like to especially thank Dr. Peter Friess and The Tech Museum of Innovation for being such wonderful hosts and express NASA's appreciation to our sponsors and key partners. I also want to extend a special welcome to all of our participants in Second Life. This is the first time we are holding a Future Forum in the virtual world, Second Life, and our Second Life attendees will also have the opportuni  more

NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DALE SPEAKS ON ST. LOUIS FUTURE FORUM
WASHINGTON, March 25 -- NASA issued the following speech: Thank you all very much. I am delighted to be here today in the "Show Me" State of Missouri - which has always been the gateway to the West. I would especially like to thank Doug King and his staff here at the St. Louis Science Center for being such wonderful hosts for this event. I would also like to extend NASA's appreciation to our sponsors, Boeing, and Raytheon, and our key partners. They include: Washington University, the Nati  more

NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DALE SPEAKS ON THIRD ANNUAL SPACE EXPLORATION CONFERENCE
DENVER, Feb. 26 -- NASA issued the following speech: Thank you Bob (Bob Dickman, AIAA) for that very warm introduction and good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I'd especially like to thank you and your AIAA team led by Meagan Scheidt for their great work in setting up this 3rd Annual Space Exploration Conference. Of course, I'd also like to acknowledge and thank Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien for her continued support and for hosting us in her great state of Colorado. The Lieutenant Gove  more

NAT'L CENTER FOR NANOTECH APPLICATIONS AND CAREER KNOWLEDGE FUNDED
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 23 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Penn State will receive $5 million over four years from the National Science Foundation to establish a National Center for Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK). Penn State has been a national leader in nanotechnology education and workforce development since 1998. From 2001 to 2008, Penn State was home to the NSF Regional Center for Nanofabrication Manufacturing Education. T  more

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ARTS CONVENES FOR 165TH MEETING
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The National Endowment for the Arts issued the following press release: The National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will meet in a public session on Friday, October 31 in Room M-09 of The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. This session will be Chairman Dana Gioia's final meeting with the Council. In January 2009, he will leave the NEA to return to writing, his primary occupation p  more

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY'S CULTURAL DIVERSITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 14-16 MEETING
SEATTLE, July 14 -- The National Council on Disability's Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee issued the following meeting minutes: Council Members John Vaughn, Chairman Chad Colley, Co-vice chairperson Pat Pound, Co-vice chairperson Milton Aponte Linda Wetters Lisa Mattheiss Cynthia Wainscott Dr. Young Woo Kang Marylyn Howe Kathy Martinez Anne Rader Victoria Carlson Staff Mike Collins, Executive Director Joan Durocher, Senior Attorney Advisor Lisa Grubb, Special Assistant   more

NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ROEKEL TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: STATEMENT OF DENNIS VAN ROEKEL, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the infrastructure challenges facing our nation's schools, and the critical link between infrastructure investments and economic stimulus. My name is Dennis Van R  more

NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY TO ISSUE CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUS) FOR ON-CAMPUS COURSES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Administration issued the following training and education press release: The United States Fire Administration announced today, starting October 1, 2008, it's National Fire Academy will issue continuing education units (CEUs) for students attending on-campus courses. Students who need CEUs to maintain certification in their states or professional associations now can earn CEUs for each National Fire Academy (NFA) on-  more

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO'S SULLIVAN SPEAKS TO FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY JOURNALISM STUDENTS
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 16 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Laura Sullivan, a correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), will speak to Florida A&M University (FAMU) journalism students Thursday, September 18, at 11 a.m. Her speech is a part of a fall colloquium series hosted by the FAMU School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) and will take place in the school's lecture hall. Since joini  more

NCLR Experts Available to Discuss Latino Vote
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 -- The National Council of La Raza issued the following news release: Latino voters will be among the key groups that will decide tomorrow's much-anticipated presidential election. The following experts from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, will be available to discuss the anticipated record-setting Latino voter turnout: * Janet Murguia, President and CEO Voter and Civic   more

NCMC President Assumes Leadership Role
TRENTON, Mo., Aug. 19 -- North Central Missouri College issued the following news release: Dr. Neil Nuttall, President of North Central Missouri College in Trenton, recently assumed duties as President of the Presidents/Chancellors Council of the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA). The Presidents/Chancellors Council serves MCCA and its membership by representing community college interests in the state legislature as well as professional and governmental agencies. Dr. Nuttall ha  more

NEARLY $100,000 OVER TWO YEARS GIVEN TO CENTER DEDICATED TO YOUNG WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 15 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: A facility at New Jersey's only Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated to addressing the needs of young women with breast cancer will benefit from a $35,000 donation given today by the B.J.'s Charitable Foundation to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation. The money -- which comes as a result of Ladies Professional Golf Association veteran Val Skinner's participation in  more

NEED TO END POLITICS OF CONFRONTATION, NEGATIVISM
NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 8 -- In the wake of Freedom, our Founding Fathers adopted parliamentary democracy as the system of governance to deal with the social, religious and ethnic diversity of our country as also to address the multifarious developmental challenges. Working within its framework, the country has made significant strides in several areas of our national life. But we cannot be complacent, as we still have to address the gigantic challenges in diverse spheres to ensure that the peop  more

NEED TO EVOLVE EDUCATION SYSTEM WITH FOCUS ON REMOVING POVERTY: RAU
Shimla, Nov 8 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Governor Prabha Rau today emphasised the need to evolve an education system with focus on removing poverty and discrimination in society. In her address at the 16th Convocation of Himachal Pradesh University, she said there was a section of society crumbled under poverty and discrimination which needed to be removed. Their talent need to be harnessed for their own good and for the betterment of the society where the poverty and discrimination still exis  more

NEW AWARD TO HONOR LIPMAN, DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 27 -- University of Memphis issued the following news release: The inaugural Barbara K. Lipman Award for Advances in Early Childhood Education will be presented to Dr. Eleanor Duckworth, internationally renowned professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Duckworth will accept her award and deliver the keynote address at a dinner Thursday, Nov. 13, at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. The award is made possible by a gift from Ira A. Li  more

NEW BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT GETS GO-AHEAD AT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
HOUSTON, Oct. 29 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: In economically uncertain times, college students must be strategic when choosing career paths, and biomedical engineering is one of the safest bets as demand for new medical devices and techniques increases and job growth follows suit. At the University of Houston, a new biomedical engineering department to be launched next year is designed to both develop that highly skilled work force and drive discovery. C  more

NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR NAMED AT THE CANCER INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 9 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: A Plainsboro resident has been named to serve as the new Deputy Director at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). Edmund C. Lattime, PhD, professor of surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, was recently tapped for the position by CINJ Interim Director, Joseph R. Bertino, MD. CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. L  more

NEW EDUCATION SCHOOLS FORM AT COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
CONWAY, S.C., July 7 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: The Spadoni College of Education at Coastal Carolina University has reorganized into two new schools - the School of Teacher Education and the School of Health, Kinesiology and Sport Studies - in an effort to address current and future enrollment trends. The School of Teacher Education focuses intensively on school-based teacher education and licensure. It includes undergraduate licensure programs of ea  more

NEW EMPLOYEES, RECENT TRANSFERS
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 7 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Robert Anderson, instructional technologist in the Center for Extended and Distance Education. Fatima Barrett, program assistant in TECTA. Katie Brown, admissions counselor. Bernice Clark, postal clerk in the Post Office. Shirley Conner, counselor in the Educational Opportunity Center. Leslie Cragwall, coordinator for programs and special events in Student Life and Leadership. Ricky  more

NEW ENDOWED CHAIR AT UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY-NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL TO ADVANCE EYE RESEARCH
NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 3 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Marco Zarbin, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, has been awarded the Alfonse Cinotti, MD/Lions Eye Research Chair, a $1.5 million endowment that will help advance research and treatment of blinding and vision-threatening diseases. The chair, 12 years in the making, is named for Alfonse Cinotti, MD,   more

NEW HEAD COACH BUSH SAYS LADY WILDCATS COULD BE MISSISSIPPI ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY-JUNIOR COLLEGES SURPRISE IN 2008-2009
POPLARVILLE, Miss., Oct. 30 -- Pearl River Community College issued the following news release: New head coach Toby Bush says his first edition of Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcat basketball could be the surprise of the 2008-09 season in the Mississippi Association of Community-Junior Colleges (MACJC) conference. Bush tips off his inaugural season as the PRCC women's coach Monday when Delgado CC (La.) visits Shivers Gymnasium for 5 p.m. (women) and 7 p.m. (men) contests. "We'v  more

NEW HONOR SOCIETY EXPANDS OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS' EDUCATION, MARKETABILITY
OKMULGEE, Okla., Oct. 31 -- Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee issued the following news release: If hands-on, technology-intensive class projects aren't enough to satisfy the curiosity of Information Technologies students, now they have a chance to explore their deepest computing questions through a new honor society at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Called "Cyber Posse," the honors group has culled the best of the best Information Technologies students - beginning stu  more

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE TO ASSIST YOUTH INTERESTED IN AGRICULTURE CAREERS
TRENTON, N.J., May 29 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: The New Jersey Department of Agriculture today announced the launching of www.jerseyageducation.nj.gov, a new web site geared toward students interested in careers in agriculture and those either already teaching or who would like to teach agricultural education. "We know that there will be a great demand for new graduates in the food, agricultural and natural resources fields in the next few  more

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CELEBRATES 28TH GOVERNOR'S AWARDS IN ARTS EDUCATION
TRENTON, N.J., May 20 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: Eighty-nine students and 23 educators will take center stage on Wednesday, May 21, to celebrate the annual Governor's Awards in Arts Education. The program, which takes place at 5:00 p.m. at the War Memorial in Trenton, is in its 28th year. "These awards promote awareness and appreciation of the arts and the role they play in the educational and social development of our students," said Gover  more

NEW JERSEY SIKHS DEMAND ACTION AGAINST HATE CRIME INCIDENTS
Jersey City (New Jersey), Nov. 08 -- (IANS) Agitated by two incidents of hate crime in less than a month, the Sikh community of New Jersey has demanded immediate action by police to nab the attackers. A delegation of Sikh community met the Mayor of Carteret City in New Jersey where the incident happened, urging him to take a comprehensive response to the two incidents of hate crime against them. In a meeting with Mayor Daniel J Reiman early this week, Sikh community members feared such inciden  more

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY TO NAME SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER AFTER FOUNDER
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Oct. 27 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news release: New Mexico State University's College of Education will dedicate the Edgar R. Garrett Speech and Hearing Center at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, as part of its Homecoming celebration. Garrett began his career at NMSU in 1948 and was the founder of the Communication Disorders Program and the Speech and Hearing Center. A pioneer in the field of speech-language pathology, he was nationally recognized for his  more

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY TRAINING WORKSHOP HELPS 'FIRST DETECTORS' SPOT PEST AND PLANT DISEASE OUTBREAKS
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Oct. 27 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news release: The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service is offering a first detector training course to help anyone interested in plants detect pest and disease outbreaks. The workshop will take place in Las Cruces Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Mission Inn, 1765 S. Main St. There is no charge for the workshop, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided. "This tra  more

New NIC Outreach Adviser To Meet With Students In North Idaho
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Jan. 14 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: Current and prospective North Idaho College students are encouraged to meet with new NIC outreach adviser Kari Hynes, who will now be at NIC's outreach centers weekly to advise students. Hynes will be at the NIC Bonners Ferry Center in Bonners Ferry from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 28; at the NIC Ponderay Center in Ponderay from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 22; and at the N  more

NEW ONLINE COURSES MAKE TRAINING ACCESSIBLE IN SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY LANDS TO PROFESSIONALS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 27 -- Colorado State University issued the following press release: To address critical issues in federal lands management, the Division of Continuing Education at Colorado State University is now offering three new online courses in Sustainable Military Lands Management. The courses will be offered through a partnership with the Warner College of Natural Resources, which is leading course development through the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands.  more

NEW POOL LIFT INSTALLED AT WIU SPENCER STUDENT RECREATION CENTER
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 18 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: The Western Illinois University Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center's Aquatics Center recently installed a new pool lift, making the center's pool accessible for WIU students and community members with disabilities. According to Jason Ruehle, assistant director of Campus Recreation facilities and aquatics, the Portable Assist Lift (PAL) provides a 300-pound lifting capacity and a 240-turning-rad  more

New President for IAA
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- Marketing Director, Home Care and Foods, Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd, Surith Perera, took on the mantle of the President of the Sri Lanka Chapter of the International Advertising Association at the AGM held on October 17,at Trans Asia Hotel. The International Advertising Association is a one-of-a-kind strategic partnership which champions the common interests of all the disciplines across the full spectrum of marketing communications - from advertisers to media companies to age  more

New President for IAA
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- Surith Perera, Marketing Director - Home Care and Foods, Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd., took on the mantle of the President of the Sri Lanka Chapter of the International Advertising Association at the AGM held on 17th October at Trans Asia Hotel, a press release said. The International Advertising Association is a one-of-a-kind strategic partnership which champions the common interests of all the disciplines across the full spectrum of marketing communications - from advertisers to   more

NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S VETERANS OFFICE TO SPONSOR VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
DUBLIN, Va., Oct. 29 -- New River Community College College issued the following news release: Veterans Day will be observed at New River Community College on Tuesday, November 11, with a ceremony sponsored by the college's veterans office. The program will begin at 11 a.m. in Edwards Hall, room 117. The event speaker is Lt. Col. Jon Drushal, commander of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant. A graduate of the University of Tampa, he holds a B.S. in business and a master's degree in public ad  more

NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ENABLES NEEDY NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE A 'SEMESTER AT SEA'
DURHAM, N.H., Oct. 27 -- The University System of New Hampshire issued the following news release: A new cooperative effort between the residential institutions of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) will enable three New Hampshire college students to traverse the globe on board a floating university for a semester at no cost as part of a unique educational experience. ISE scholarships will be awarded to a needy student from the Univer  more

New Site Launched to Sustain JCTP Assessment Resources
CHICAGO, April 22 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Because assessment results influence a significant part of the counseling and helping process, it is important for counselors to have access to critical documents, policies, ethics statements and other resources to help conduct, interpret, and use assessment in the best way possible. In the past, the Joint Committee on Testing Practices (JCTP) provided services and products that would help improve test  more

New Slate of Officers Elected, Legislative Platform Adopted and Top Awards Given By National President Rosa Rosales at LULAC 79th Convention
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) issued the following news release: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) conducted its national elections the final day of the 2008 convention and LULAC National President Rosa Rosales from San Antonio, Texas was unanimously re-elected to a third term. Cincinnati is chosen as the site of the National Convention for 2011. The following members were elected to the LULAC Executive Committee by the Nation  more

NEW TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY PRESIDENT BEGINS
BEAUFORT, S.C., Sept. 8 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel began his work as the new President of the Technical College of the Lowcountry on September 2, 2008. "What one quickly observes here is a highly skilled, collaborative, collegial and committed team of professionals who put our students above all else," Leitzel said. "The future is bright with enormous possibilities to create responsive learning opportunities for the con  more

NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF REGENTS ISSUES SUMMARY OF SEPT. 15-16 MONTHLY MEETING
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 15 -- The New York State Board of Regents issued the following summary of its monthly meeting: SUMMARY OF THE SEPTEMBER MEETING OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Held at the State Education Building Albany, New York September 15 and 16, 2008 David Johnson, Secretary Board of Regents THE BOARD OF REGENTS The Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York held public sessions on Monday, September 15 at 10:3  more

NEW YORK'S EDUCATION COMMISSIONER MILLS, ANNOUNCES PLANS TO STEP DOWN NEXT YEAR; BEGINS PREPARING FOR TRANSITION
ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 1 -- The New York State Department of Education issued the following press release: After serving for more than thirteen years as New York's Education Commissioner, Richard P. Mills today announced that he has notified the Board of Regents of his decision to resign from Office by the end of June 2009. Commissioner Mills said, "The Regents, my colleagues and I, together with our partners, have completed an enormous body of work and have taken the first steps in the next p  more

NEWEST TECHNOLOGY - COMPLEMENTING TEACHING, LEARNING AT NORTHEAST ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
RAINSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 28 -- Northeast Alabama Community College issued the following news release: Technology has forever changed education - the way faculty teach and students learn. At Northeast Alabama Community College, technology is a crucial complement to the educational experience which opens up more and more opportunities to the learner. "We strive to be on the cutting edge with educational technology at Northeast," stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. "Educational technolo  more

NEWTOWN BOARD OF FINANCE ISSUES MEETING MINUTES
NEWTOWN, Conn., Oct. 28 -- The Newtown Board of Finance issued the following meeting minutes: The Board of Finance attended a Board of Education special meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 in the Lecture Hall of Newtown High School, Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT. Board of Education Chairman Elaine McClure called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. PRESENT: John Kortze, James Gaston, Martin Gersten, Joseph Kearney, Michael Portnoy, Harrison Waterbury, Board of Education members Elaine McC  more

NIC 2008 Spring Enrollment Sets Record, Up 3.8 Percent
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Jan. 30 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: Spring semester enrollment at North Idaho College increased 3.8 percent to a record 4,408 this spring, up from 4,246 total headcount in 2007. "In the short term, the economic slump may have attracted more students to college, contributing to our increased enrollment," said NIC President Priscilla Bell. "But long term, we're confident that increased efforts in both recruitment and retention have positive  more

NIC Ambassadors Provide Student Perspective To New, Prospective Students
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Jan. 4 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: Five new North Idaho College ambassadors will provide a fresh perspective to new and prospective NIC students this semester. The NIC ambassador program was initiated to create a core of students who could assist the NIC Admissions Office with recruitment activities and act as representatives of NIC to help create a sense of community among students, employees and visitors. To become an ambassador, stu  more

NIC Nursing Students Licensing Exam Pass Rate Above National Average
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Jan. 23 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: All of North Idaho College's spring 2007 practical nursing graduates and 96 percent of NIC's associate's degree nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination, qualifying each to apply for licensure as a registered nurse or a practical nurse in any state. NIC's 2007 graduates exceeded both the national and state averages for national licensure examination pass rates. Idaho's average  more

NIC To Present Film On Solutions To World Crises
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Jan. 11 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: North Idaho College's Outdoor Pursuits program will present the film "Ayamye," about how humanity can help solve some of the world's crises, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in NIC's Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 106. "Ayamye" is a documentary by Eric Matties and Tricia Todd about a grassroots project founded by Moscow, Idaho resident David Peckham called the Village Bicycle Project. The project wo  more

NIC Wild Game Feast To Feature Menu Of Wild Game Delicacies
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Jan. 10 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: Attendees at the North Idaho College Alumni Association's ninth annual Wild Game Feast Saturday, Feb. 2 will enjoy wild game delicacies rarely available to the casual diner. This year's event features a five-course meal of extraordinary wild game delicacies created by Steve Taylor of NIC Food Services, designed to provide attendees with a unique culinary experience. "The Wild Game Feast provides once  more

NINE COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES LAUNCH HISTORIC ALLIANCE - INTERLINK ALLIANCE
ORANGEBURG, S.C., Oct. 31 -- South Carolina State University issued the following press release: Nine colleges and universities officially announce a new educational partnership - The Interlink Alliance. The unique alliance will address some of the most pressing issues facing these and other higher education institutions. Members of the alliance have pledged to work cooperatively in three key areas: faculty development, student leadership and an African-American male initiative that engag  more

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER NASH, HENDREN NOTED PSYCHIATRIST, RESEARCHER, TO ADDRESS UMDNJ'S LARGEST GRADUATING CLASS ON MAY 21
NEWARK, N.J., May 19 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey will graduate the largest class in the school's history during the 38th Annual Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the Izod Center in the Meadowlands. John Nash, Ph.D., winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics, and Dr. Robert L. Hendren, a national leader in the field of child and adolescent psychiatr  more

NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS HOST ELECTION WATCH PARTY NOV. 4
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 31 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: North Carolina A&T State University students, who have coined the phrase, "Real Aggies Vote" will spend Tuesday, Nov. 4, at a Student Election Watch Party. The event will be held in the Memorial Student Union, Stallings Ballroom, from 7 p.m. to midnight. It is free and open to the campus community. A&T event organizers say the goal of the election watch party is to educate students to  more

NORTH CAROLINA AG & TECH STATE UNIVERSITY AWARDED $500,000 GRANT
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 24 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Kacie Blalock, an assistant professor of rehabilitation counseling in the department of human development and services in the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University, has been awarded $500,000 long-term grant in Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. The purpose of the grant is to inc  more

NORTH CAROLINA AG & TECH STATE UNIVERSITY'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER SPONSORS LECTURE ON FINANCIAL CRISIS
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 31 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: The Interdisciplinary Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business (ICEEB) in the School of Business and Economics is sponsoring an "Entrepreneurship Day" on November 6. The theme is financial literacy and the activities are: As follows. Workshop on "Managing Your Credit" Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Location: Merrick Hall 128 Speaker: LaTasha Best-Gady, North Carolina Institute for Minori  more

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY IS ONE OF NINE COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES TO LAUNCH HISTORIC ALLIANCE
DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 31 -- North Carolina Central University issued the following press release: North Carolina Central University is one of nine colleges and universities that officially announced a new educational partnership on Thursday - The Interlink Alliance. The unique alliance will address some of the most pressing issues facing these and other higher education institutions. In addition to NCCU, The Interlink Alliance includes Ohio University in Athens, Ohio; Spelman College in Atlan  more

NORTH CAROLINA STATE EXPERTS ADDRESS ECONOMY, IRAQ, OTHER KEY ELECTION ISSUES
DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 28 -- North Carolina State University issued the following press release: The general election is right around the corner and many experts say North Carolina may be the key to victory for the presidential contenders. At the very least, the state is hotly contested for the first time in years. Close gubernatorial and Senate races are also drawing attention as voters prepare to go to the polls. As the election draws closer, North Carolina State University's experts are pre  more

NORTH CAROLINA STATE, NORTH CAROLINA A&T OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE HISTORIC $3 MILLION ENDOWMENT
DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 30 -- North Carolina State University issued the following press release: University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles, North Carolina State University Chancellor James L. Oblinger and North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor Stanley F. Battle will announce a $3.15 million endowment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in support of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) efforts to a build a sustainable, community-based food economy statewide. Med  more

North Central Missouri College to Reduce Tuition for Combat Veterans
TRENTON, Mo., July 7 -- North Central Missouri College issued the following news release: North Central Missouri College in Trenton will reduce tuition to $50 per credit hour for veterans who served in armed combat after September 11, 2001, according to terms laid out in Missouri's new Senate Bill 830. As NCMC's in-district tuition rate this fall is $81 per credit hour, qualifying in-district veterans will realize a $31 benefit for every credit hour in which they enroll. SB830, which will   more

NORTH LAKE COLLEGE NORTH CAMPUS OPENING FALL 2008
IRVING, Texas, July 15 -- North Lake College issued the following news release: The new North Lake College North campus is set to open for classes on August 25, 2008. The campus is located at 101 S. Royal Lane, on the southeast corner of State Highway 121 and Sandy Lake Road in Coppell, Texas. Registration for classes at the North Campus is being conducted at the Central Campus at 5001 N. MacArthur. The North Campus will be a 37,229 sq. ft. facility on 38.5 acres of land. The Director of t  more

NORTHBOROUGH TEACHER SURPRISED WITH NATIONAL HONOR, $25,000 AWARD
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 28 -- The Massachusetts Department of State Police issued the following news release: A Northborough teacher received an unexpected $25,000 bonus at an all-school assembly on Tuesday when he received a 2008 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. Chris Louis Sardella is a 5th grade teacher at Marion E. Zeh Elementary School in Northborough. He joins nearly 2,300 other national educators who have previously received the award, and is one of 80 receiving t  more

NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2008 GRADUATES
TAHLEQUAH, Okla., Oct. 28 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: The following is a list of Northeastern State University graduates for Summer 2008. All candidates must meet final degree and grade checks before being eligible to receive their official degree. Arkansas Decatur Bachelor of Arts Mary Walls Fayetteville Bachelor of Arts Herbert Vanegas Fort Smith Bachelor of Business Administration Gregory Nelson Master of Education Jerry Pruitt P  more

NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY HONORS MILKEN AWARD WINNER
MUSKOGEE, Okla., Oct. 28 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: The walls outside Ronia Davison's classroom are barely visible under layers of construction paper, painting and assorted artwork proudly displayed by the third grade teacher. ""My rewards for being a teacher are in the faces of my students when they succeed,"" said Davison, who was recently honored with the 2008 Oklahoma Milken Educator Award. ""The reactions of the parents and the way they respond  more

NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTS OKLAHOMA RESEARCH DAY AT BROKEN ARROW CAMPUS
BROKEN ARROW, Okla., Oct. 31 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: Northeastern State University will host the 10th annual Oklahoma Research Day on Friday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Building A on the Broken Arrow campus. ""This year represents the largest number of research abstracts ever submitted for an Oklahoma Research Day event,"" said Dr. Tom Jackson, dean of the NSU Graduate College and coordinator of the event. ""Clearly, research is being wi  more

NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OFFERS COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES FOR SPRING SEMESTER
BROKEN ARROW, Okla., Oct. 27 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: Northeastern State University is offering two Computer Science courses at the Broken Arrow campus during the spring semester, CS 4103 - Computer Networks and CS 4343 - Database Management Systems). The courses meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and are taught by full time NSU Computer Science faculty. Credit for these courses can be applied toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sci  more

NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO LAUNCH 'GO! GREEN!' ENERGY CHALLENGE
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Oct. 24 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: Green, it's a familiar site on the Northern Maine Community College campus as the school's official color, but green is about to take on a whole new meaning at NMCC, as "Go! Green!", an energy challenge engaging students, is launched in the coming weeks. The contest will require students to work in teams to develop unique and creative solutions for energy efficiency. It will also generat  more

NORTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO OFFER EMS-BASIC COURSE IN THE ST. JOHN VALLEY
AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine, Oct. 24 -- Northern Maine Community College issued the following news release: Northern Maine Community College will offer its EMT-Basic course through its St. John Valley Off-Campus Center beginning November 22. This 5-credit course prepares ambulance and rescue personnel, police officers and firefighters to administer prehospital care. "There is always a need for EMT positions at all levels - basic, intermediate and paramedic," said Dan Chasse from Madawaska Ambu  more

NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH MEYER TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE
ABERDEEN, S.D., Oct. 27 -- Northern State University issued the following news release: Northern State University Head Men's Basketball Coach Don Meyer will hold his first press conference following a life-threatening car accident and Carcinoid Cancer diagnosis on Monday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the Avera McKennan Education Center Board Room in the Orthopedic Institute on the Avera McKennan campus in Sioux Falls. The press conference and media availability will be open to credentialed med  more

NOVEMBER AS PULMONARY HYPERTENSION AWARENESS MONTH
CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 18 -- Gov. Dave Freudenthal, D-Wyo., issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, the health of our people is the foundation for a caring and productive society, and our future rests with our ability to adequately treat, and ultimately find cures for, individuals who are afflicted with a variety of illnesses, including pulmonary hypertension; and WHEREAS, pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare disorder causing intolerable blood pressure levels in the arteries between the  more

NRCC; Kanjorski Calls for Reinstating Draft
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following news release: In last night's debate for the congressional seat in Pennsylvania's 11th District, Paul Kanjorski recklessly voiced his support for reinstating a military draft: "We should look at the necessity of having a draft if we're going to pursue this course of allowing a president to continue to carry out long-drawn wars that no longer are justified under the facts or circumstances," Kanjorski  more

NSF DIRECTOR TO VISIT UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: Dr. Arden Bement, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will visit The University of Toledo for a public lecture Monday, Nov. 3. As director, he oversees a budget of $6 billion, according to www.nsf.gov/od/. NSF is the only federal agency that funds research and education in all fields of science and engineering; that involves approximately 200,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students thr  more

NSF ENABLES PAKISTAN TO CONNECT TO GLOBAL RESEARCH COMMUNITY THROUGH NEW HIGH SPEED LINK
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The National Science Foundation issued the following press release: The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Pakistan Higher Education Commission (HEC) applaud the creation of a functional U.S.-Pakistan network connection. This connection was "inaugurated" last week during the Internet2 Emerging National Research and Education Networks ("NREN") session at the Fall Internet2 meeting in New Orleans. Representatives from the HEC in Pakistan participated in the meet  more

NURSE AIDE REFRESHER COURSE STARTS FROM NOV. 3
GOLDSBORO, N.C., Oct. 22 -- Wayne Community College issued the following news release: Wayne Community College Continuing Education will offer a six-week Nurse Aide Refresher course this fall. Classes will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, November 3 through December 8 in Room 205 of the Magnolia Building on the college's main campus in Goldsboro. Students can register and pay the $55 fee at the first class or in advance in the Continuing Education Division's office in the Wa  more

NURSE PRACTITIONER AT THE CANCER INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY TO BE HONORED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 5 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: With May being Oncology Nurses Month, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) is pleased to announce that one of its nurse practitioners has earned prestigious recognition by the largest nurse practitioner membership organization in the nation. Katherine Katen Moore, MSN, APRN, AOCN, BC, is the recipient of the 2008 State Award for Excellence given by the American Academy of N  more

NURSING FACULTY MEMBER REAPPOINTED TO COMMISSION PANEL
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 22 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Jane J. Benedict, associate professor of nursing at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was recently reappointed to a second term on the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission's evaluation review panel. Benedict's second consecutive three-year term on the evaluation review panel will begin Jan. 1. The NLNAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the national accrediti  more

OBAMA MAY LEAN ON CLINTONIAN DEMS AND BROAD BASE TEAM
Washington, Nov. 08 -- (ANI): Confronted with the United States' worst financial crisis since the 1929-30 Depression, President-elect Barack Obama is expected to assemble a broad based team of economic advisers, with an emphasis on Clinton-era veterans. He has already chosen Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel, a former adviser in the Clinton White House, as his chief of staff, and others in his circle of economic advisers include Robert Rubin, who served as Clinton's Treasury Secretary; Lawre  more

OCEAN COUNTY TO AWARD RECYCLING MINIGRANTS
TOMS RIVER, N.J., March 26 -- Ocean County issued the following news release: The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is getting ready to distribute $124,000 in recycling minigrants to16 municipalities to fund upgrades to recycling centers and promote recycling through educational programs. "I cannot emphasize enough the importance of recycling in this county," said Freeholder James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the program. "The cooperation of our residents, and our municipaliti  more

OCT-15-08 EMPLOYMENT IN NEW JERSEY DECLINED BY 3,900 IN SEPTEMBER; MONTHLY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DIPS SLIGHTLY TO 5.8 PERCENT
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 15 -- The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued the following news release: Employment in New Jersey contracted by 3,900 jobs in September and the state's 5.8 percent unemployment rate in September was slightly lower than the prior month's rate of 5.9 percent. The state's unemployment rate remained below the U.S. rate, which was unchanged in September at 6.1 percent. Total nonfarm wage and salary employment in New Jersey fell by 3,900 in Sep  more

OCT. 24 SEMINAR FOCUSES ON ISLAM, MEDIA IN ELECTION
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 1 -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee issued the following news release: Two experts on communicating about Islam will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. The seminar is free and open to the public. The seminar, focusing on religion and the media, is part of an ongoing series titled "Combating Islamophobia," sponsored by UWM's Cultures and Communities program in collaborati  more

OHIO MEDICAL STUDENTS SWEEP INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONTEST
ATHENS, Ohio, Oct. 27 -- The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine issued the following news release: Three Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine students, Catalina Soto, OMS II, Kimberly Jackson, OMS III, and Amy Zidron, Ph.D., OMS III, captured first through third places, respectively, in the pre-event abstract contest for the AOA's Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education and Affairs (BIOMEA) 10th Annual International Seminar, "American Osteopathic Medicine  more

Only a Few Days Left to Save an Extra $50 to Attend ALTA's 101st Annual Convention
WASHINGTON, April 15 -- The American Land Title Association issued the following news release: Register today for ALTA's 2008 Annual Convention and save an extra $50 off the early-bird registration rate. You must register online or by fax no later than Friday, April 18, 2008. Scheduled for October 15-18, 2008 in Koloa, Hawaii, this year's Annual Convention will be an opportunity to position your title agency or business for success by learning how to adopt innovative business strategies today  more

Orange Electric continues to light up for the blind
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- Orange Electric in collaboration with the Federation for the visually handicapped marked their third consecutive year of commitment, with the signing of the MOU. Orange Electric had come forward through its CSR program,"Light for you Sight for me" to assist organizations that work towards the goal of eradicating preventive blindness. The aim of the program was to fund activities of the Federation and help needy patients to undergo cataract surgery. "The objective of our pr  more

ORCA Announces Competitiveness Academy Nov. 12-14
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22 -- The Texas Association of Counties issued the following news release: ORCA is pleased to present the first ever Texas-wide HomeTown Competitiveness Academy on November 12-14, 2008 at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas. Registration deadline: October 31, 2008 Register online at The Heartland Center (https://www.heartlandcenter.info/HTC-Austin/registration.asp) Registration is limited to the first 75 confirmed registrants. All are welcome, but priori  more

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY NAMES HELEN DIGGS AS DIRECTOR OF VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITAL
CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 28 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: Helen Diggs, a nationally recognized leader in veterinary medicine and animal welfare, has been named director of the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University. Diggs, who also will serve as associate dean of OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, will begin her new duties on Feb. 1 (2009). She has directed the Office of Laboratory Animal Care at the University of Californ  more

ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES FOR MAY 12 STUDY SESSION
ORO VALLEY, Ariz., May 12 -- The town of Oro Valley issued the following meeting minutes: CALL TO ORDER - at 5:30 p.m. ROLL CALL PRESENT: Paul Loomis, Mayor Al Kunisch, Vice Mayor Helen Dankwerth, Council Member Paula Abbott, Council Member K.C. Carter, Council Member Barry Gillaspie, Council Member ABSENT: Terry Parish, Council Member 1. Follow-up Discussion and Items from May 3, 2008 Budget Work Session Finance Director Stacey Lemos presented responses to q  more

OSWEGO REELS IN SUMMER SCHOOL OF MEDIA ARTS
OSWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Oswego issued the following news release: SUNY Oswego expects to draw up to 60 creative, high-achieving high school students each of the next five years as the college begins hosting the annual New York State Summer School of Media Arts. The four-week residential program coordinated by the New York State Education Department also will bring around six figures in revenue to campus every year for use of facilities and residence hal  more

Pacheco Appointed to CSC Board, Ball Resigns
GALESBURG, Ill., Sept. 26 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Jack Ball, of Knoxville, resigned from the Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees effective Sept. 17, 2008, due to a recent increase in his professional work load resulting in not being able to fully serve in his role as trustee. Gayla Pacheco, of Galesburg, was appointed with a unanimous vote to fill the vacancy effective immediately until the time of the consolidated election April 7, 2009. Ball was elect  more

PANEL OFFERS INFORMATION ON PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING, POSITIONS FROM LEGISLATIVE
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Oct. 27 -- Montana State University-Great Falls College of Technology issued the following press release: Great Falls announces the next installment of the Community Conversations will focus on public education funding at it relates to all levels here in the Great Falls area, to include the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, K-12, and higher education. The event will take place in Room B101 on Tuesday, October 28th at 7 PM on the campus of MSU Great Falls Public educat  more

PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OFFERED THROUGH UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 23 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: An online program to earn a paralegal certification is now being offered through Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Paralegal Certificate Program includes five courses that run for seven weeks, each beginning on the following dates: Thursday, November 6; Thursday, February 5, 2009; Thursday, April 2, 2009; and Thursday, June 4, 2009. Classes will   more

PARENTS INVITED TO TWO MATH WORKSHOPS
ERIE, Pa., March 25 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Math isn't all fun and games--but some of it can be. Elementary math education students and faculty at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host two Elementary Parent Math Night events to help moms and dads help their young children. "These nights are free and open to all parents of local elementary-age kids," said Danielle Goodwin, assistant professor of mathematics educatio  more

PARTICIPANT DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR APRIL 2 ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
MACOMB, Ill., March 5 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Organizers for the Fifth Annual Environmental Summit that will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at the Western Illinois University Union have extended the deadline to Wednesday, March 19 for exhibitors to reserve a show space and for presenters to submit their topics related to this year's summit theme, "Envisioning Sustainable Communities." Businesses, corporations, organizations and any o  more

PATTEN SCHOOL IN PERTH AMBOY AND BLOOMFIELD TECH HONORED AS TITLE I DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS
TRENTON, N.J., May 20 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: New Jersey's two 2007 Title I Distinguished Schools, Edward J. Patten Elementary School in Perth Amboy and the Essex County Vocational and Technical High School Bloomfield Campus, were recognized at the New Jersey Association of Federal Program Administrators Spring Training Institute today in Atlantic City. The two schools, along with other Title I Distinguished Schools from around the coun  more

PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTS KNOXVILLE'S FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 31 -- Pellissippi State Technical Community College issued the following news release: Cannes: a sophisticated French seaside town where you go to watch independent films. Knoxville: a sophisticated East Tennessee town where you go to watch independent films. That's right. Knoxvillians will experience their first major international film festival Nov. 17--23, and Pellissippi State Technical Community College, in partnership with the Southern Appalachian International  more

PENN COLLEGE, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ANNOUNCE MARCELLUS SHALE CENTER
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 22 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Pennsylvania College of Technology and Penn State Cooperative Extension are collaborating to form the Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center, which will provide a wide variety of resources to the community and the oil-and-gas industry. The center's primary goals are to provide concise and accurate information for the public, to offer workforce-development services to assist with the ant  more

PENN STATE BEHREND HOSTS FINAL DEBATEWATCH
ERIE, Pa., Oct. 13 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The Communication program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will host its third and final DebateWatch on Wednesday, October 15, during the presidential debate. The DebateWatch program will begin at 9 p.m. in Bruno's Café, located on the second floor of Reed Union Building. The presidential debate will be aired on big-screen televisions in Bruno's and followed by brief discussi  more

PENN STATE STUDY: SOME NONPROFITS PROVIDE CONSIDERABLE ECONOMIC POWER
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 24 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Organizations like the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB) impact far more than the lives they aim to improve. According to a new Penn State report, the agency also is a player in the Pennsylvania economy -- responsible for generating 2,573 jobs and $158 million of economic output last year directly through its own operations and indirectly through its purchases from other firms. "Mo  more

PENNSYLVANIA SEA GRANT PROMOTED
ERIE, Pa., July 22 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week that Pennsylvania Sea Grant has been promoted to Institutional Sea Grant Program status. Pennsylvania Sea Grant is administered by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and staffs two locations--a Lake Erie Office in the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle State Park and a Delaware Estuary Offi  more

PENNSYLVANIA SEA GRANT'S TALL FALL CONNECTS STUDENTS WITH LAKE ERIE'S PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
ERIE, Pa., Sept. 23 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Lower the gangplank! Local students will participate in Tall Fall, a signature program offered by Pennsylvania Sea Grant to teach students about the science and history of the Great Lakes. The Tall Fall program will be held aboard two tall ships, the Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan and the U.S. Brig Niagara, which will serve as floating classrooms on Erie's Bayfront over the course of a   more

PENTAGON EFFORTS IMPROVE SERVICES FOR TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS, FAMILIES
ABERDEEN, Md., Oct. 30 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: The Defense Department recently merged two military support programs into one as part of efforts to better address departing service members' financial and transition needs, a senior Pentagon official told U.S. legislators earlier this year. The previously separate Financial Readiness and Transition Assistance programs were combined in March to form the new Office of Personal Finance and Transition,  more

PENTON MEMORIAL TURKEY TROT SET FOR NOV. 27
ELYRIA, Ohio, Oct. 22 -- Lorain County Community College issued the following news release: The Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Student Life (HPERSL) division at Lorain County Community College will host the annual Penton Memorial 10K Cross Country Turkey Trot at 9 .m., Thursday, November 27. The event will feature several age divisions and a post-race raffle. Advance registration fees are $16 with a t-shirt and $8 without a t-shirt and race day registration is $20 with a t-shir  more

PERKINS AT DCC ART GALLERY FROM OCT. 6 - NOV. 28
GLENDALE, Mont., Oct. 24 -- Dawson Community College issued the following bews release: I find beauty in the human figure- all shapes and sizes. I love the way no two are exactly alike. The figure is one of my favorite subjects. I like the challenge of mimicking human skin. It is translucent - which makes painting it interesting because it requires many thin layers of paint. Keely, also, likes to dress her figures & put them in provocative poses - a uniform, a cocktail dress, in the spot l  more

PHEAA STUDENT AID GUIDE AVAILABLE
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 23 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker, D-Philadelphia (200th District), issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency has made its annual Guide to Student Aid available online, according to state Rep. Cherelle Parker, D-Phila. The free guide is available at www.PHEAA.org/sag and is a comprehensive document outlining the financial aid process and providing information on all student financial aid programs available to  more

Phillip Altice: Real Life By Design
MALTA, Ill., Oct. 20 -- Kishwaukee College issued the following news release: When Phillip Altice and his wife decided to move to Illinois from Virginia Beach, they knew they would relocate near Oregon where they had family. Altice also knew he wanted to pursue an education and searched for a school to pursue his interest: design and architecture. He found what he was looking for at Kishwaukee College. "I knew I wanted to go to college, but I also knew my high school grades wouldn't fly and I  more

PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM PLANNED FOR HOME-SCHOOLED CHILDREN
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Beginning in October, Austin Peay State University Department of Health and Human Performance will offer a six-week physical education program for home-schooled children. Children ages 4-14 are invited to attend physical education classes taught by APSU students seeking health and physical education licensure. Children are divided into four age groups allowing four concurrent teaching stations.   more

PIEDMONT TECH WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADORS
GREENWOOD, S.C., Oct. 30 -- Piedmont Technical College issued the following news release: Each year, Piedmont Technical College chooses some of its best and brightest to serve as Presidential Ambassadors. These students represent the college at campus functions, provide tours and speak about their experiences to potential students. This year's select 12 are from a variety of backgrounds, representing many program areas and hometowns, but they all have one thing in common. They all echo a comm  more

PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE OFFERS BRIDGE TO LANDER UNIVERSITY
GREENWOOD, S.C., Oct. 28 -- Piedmont Technical College issued the following news release: Piedmont Technical College and Lander University have signed an agreement to offer a Bridge Program Partnership designed to simplify the transfer path for students wishing to begin their studies at PTC and finish at Lander. This program, which will be effective January 1, 2009, is designed to make transfers as uncomplicated as possible and to ensure the success of transfer students once they're enrol  more

PLASTICS TRAINING ACADEMY SPRING SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
ERIE, Pa., Feb. 7 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: The Plastics Training Academy created last year at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has announced its spring workforce development classes. "Formalization of a Plastics Training Academy through Continuing Education produced a convenient, one-stop information center for companies and individuals," said Brad Johnson, chair of the Society of Plastics Engineers' nationwide Injection   more

PMAA Report On National Elections
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 5 -- The Petroleum Marketers Association of America issued the following news release: During a speech early this morning, President-Elect Barack Obama listed energy and specifically global warming as two of his top agenda items. In the past Obama has called for a windfall tax on oil company profits and for cutting the greenhouse-gas emissions produced by coal-fired plants, but he has also vowed support for clean coal technology. He has promised to boost mileage standards  more

PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT 'WHEN I GROW UP' CALENDARS NOW AVAILABLE
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 24 -- The city of Portland issued the following news release: The Portland Fire Department is now selling 2009 calendars at Portland area fire stations to benefit the Portland Firefighter's Children's Burn Foundation. Each month of the "When I Grow Up" calendar features a colorful photograph of a Portland Firefighter's child or children as taken by Portland firefighter and photographer Peter Morrison. The calendars can be purchased at any fire station in the city for $15  more

POST-ELECTION ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION, NOV. 7
CLEVELAND, Oct. 30 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: The Presidential candidacy of Senator Barack Obama is unlike any other in the history of the United States. Senator Obama is the first African American to present a serious challenge to the cultural and racial profile of past American presidents. Whether Senator Obama wins or loses, his candidacy has registered powerfully on the American consciousness and will leave an indelible mark on our country's history.   more

PRESERVING LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE IN NEW ERA
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 31 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: When Dr. James H. Ammons stepped into the spotlight on July 2nd of 2007 as Florida A&M University's (FAMU) tenth president, he knew there was much work to be done. Instead, on his first day in office, James Ammons graciously asked for 500 days. Since then, Ammons has accomplished much and has made impressive strides toward reducing the school's vu  more

PRESIDENT GOLDFARB'S SPRING 2008 LETTER
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 14 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Dear Campus Community, I want to welcome back faculty, students, and staff as we begin the Spring 2008 semester. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Jack Thomas, who began his duties as Western's provost and academic vice president on January 1. I invite members of the University community to attend a reception from 4-6 p.m. January 16 to welcome Dr. Thomas. During the Fall 2007 semester we  more

PRESIDENT SCHWARZ OF PURCHASE COLLEGE JOINS 45 UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE PRESIDENTS IN COALITION FOR CAMPUS CHANGE
PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Purchase issued the following news release: President Schwarz is one of 45 university and college presidents who have formed a national Leadership Coalition committing their campuses to becoming models for what liberal education can offer - and most effectively deliver. In partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the institutions in the Leadership Coalition will receive support for their work over  more

PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE GOVERNOR'S WORKGROUP ON HIGHER EDUCATION TO MEET ON NOV. 5
FRANKFORT, Ky., Nov. 3 -- The Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet issued the following news release: The President's Advisory Committee of the Governor's Workgroup on Higher Education will meet on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Council on Postsecondary Education. AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Introduction of Workgroup Members III. The Governor's vision for the whole project IV. Vision for the Presidents Advisory Committee and their role  more

PRODUCTION OF SEA PRAWNS STARTED IN HARYANA
Chandigarh, Nov 8 (UNI) The Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Rohtak, has started production of sea prawns, giving income generation avenue to those farmers who either have barren land or saline water filled land in Haryana. An official spokesman said sea prawns had a huge demand in India and abroad and a large quantity was exported overseas. An experiment for the production of this variety of prawn was started four months ago in the Institute and within a period of 120 days, the p  more

PROFESSOR EMERITUS LEONARD VOGT CO-EDITS BOOK ON PROGRESSIVE TEACHING
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., Oct. 24 -- The City University of New York's LaGuardia Community College issued the following news release: Dr. Leonard Vogt, Professor Emeritus of English, recently co-edited Controversies in the Classroom (Teachers College Press, 2008), a compilation of essays on teaching about war, globalization, race, sexuality and threats to public education. The book features the most important writing from the past 15 years of Radical Teacher magazine, a socialist, feminist a  more

PROFESSOR SIRK APPOINTED INTERIM DIRECTOR OF AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND GEOSCIENCES
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 8 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Dr. Robert Sirk, professor of geosciences, has been appointed interim director of the APSU School of Agriculture and Geosciences. He succeeds Dr. Greg Ridenour, who had served as the school's director. Julia McGee, director of Extended Education, was given the Point of Pride Award during the Dec. 11 meeting of the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. She was recognized for her effort  more

PROFESSOR ZIEGLER KNIGHTED AS DAME OF JUSTICE
ORLANDO, Fla., April 15 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Dhyana Ziegler, professor of Journalism at Florida A&M University (FAMU), was knighted as a Dame of Justice by the Chivalric Order of the Faithful Knights of Justice (formerly The Faithful Knights of the Roundtable) during the World Reunion and Festive Knights Ceremony of Investiture at Cambridge University in England. According to the Chivalric Orde  more

PROMOTIONS, TENURE AWARDS GRANTED TO JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY MEMBERS EFFECTIVE FALL SEMESTER 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 3 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: University faculty members have been promoted and sixteen were awarded tenure.- Promotions are effective October 1, and tenure becomes effective at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Promoted to Professor Cynthia McCarty - Economics Jeff Dodd - Mathematical, Computing, and Information Sciences Slenda Haynes - Curriculum and Instruction Mike Marker - Management Betty Morris - Educ  more

PUBLIC HEALTH STUDENTS RECEIVE 100 PERCENT PASSAGE RATE ON EXAMINATION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 7 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Students at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in the Institute of Public Health (IPH), housed in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS), received a 100 percent pass rate on the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) national certification examination. According to the NCHEC, the national average percent p  more

PUBLIC RECEPTION FOR NEW ART EXHIBIT AT UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-WICHITA
WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 30 - The University of Kansas School of Medicine issued the following news release: A public reception for Medical Mission-Ekori, Nigeria, a new exhibit by Amanda Gardner, will be held from 2:30-3:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, in the William J. Reals Gallery of Art-West, at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, 1010 N. Kansas. The exhibit, which runs from Nov. 7- Dec. 26, 2008, consists of 20 photographs and is free and open to the public from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.   more

PURDUE UNIVERSITY TO SHARE $1.19 MILLION FDA PHARMACY RESEARCH CONTRACT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct. 29 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has awarded a $1.19 million contract to the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education, a consortium of 11 leading pharmaceutical engineering universities including Purdue, to develop guidance on design specifications for drug manufacturers, officials announced Wednesday (Oct. 29). Purdue, with its strengths in pharmacy, engineering and biological   more

QUARTERS FOR THE CURE CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT CANCER WRAPS WITH END OF SCHOOL YEAR
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 14 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: More than $15,000 has been given to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation (CINJF) following the recent "Quarters for the Cure" campaign, which had students throughout the state collect pocket change to support cancer research, patient care, education and community outreach at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood  more

QUICK JOB TRAINING OFFERED WITH CNA OPTION AT PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE
GREENWOOD, S.C., Oct. 27 -- Piedmont Technical College issued the following news release: The 77 million baby boomers in this country are aging, which is why eight of the 10 fastest-growing careers are health care related. Nursing opportunities are excellent and the employment rate in the field is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2016. For those not wishing to seek a two-year nursing degree, Piedmont Technical College offers an option through Continuin  more

RADIO-TV-FILM PROFESSOR HEIL WINS SYSTEM TEACHING AWARD
OSHKOSH, Wis., Oct. 27 -- The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh issued the following news release: Douglas Heil, coordinator of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Radio-TV-Film program, has won the prestigious UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award for 2008. Heil, who teaches courses in narrative scriptwriting and film production in the University's Communication Department, will receive the $5,000 award at the Nov. 6 Board of Regents meeting in Madison. Each year, the Re  more

RADIOGRAPHY DIRECTOR REVIEWS TEXTBOOK MANUSCRIPT
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 29 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Robert Slothus, director of radiography at Pennsylvania College of Technology, offered input on the first draft of a radiography textbook to be published in 2010. Slothus completed a review for "Digital Radiography: An Introduction for Technologists," offering insight on the book's content and format. The book, written by Euclid Seeram, is slated to be published in October 2010 by Delmar Cenga  more

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOLD ADJUNCT RECRUITMENT FAIR
NORTH BRANCH, N.J., Oct. 29 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Those interested in obtaining part-time employment teaching college students are invited to attend Raritan Valley Community College's (RVCC) Adjunct Recruitment Fair, Monday, November 17. The fair will be held twice - 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. - in the Atrium (lower level, College Center) at the College's North Branch Campus. RVCC is seeking part-time instructors for day and evening classe  more

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOLD FREE BIOTECHNOLOGY SEMINARS
NORTH BRANCH, N.J., Oct. 28 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: The public is invited to attend a series of free Biotechnology Seminars sponsored by Raritan Valley Community College's Science and Engineering Department. All seminars will be held Wednesdays, at 6 p.m., in the Science Building (Room 101), at the College's North Branch Campus. To register for any of the seminars, e-mail Wilma Bassista, wbassist@raritanval.edu. For additional information, co  more

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO OFFER ALLIED HEALTH COURSES
NORTH BRANCH, N.J., Oct. 30 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: The Allied Health Department of Raritan Valley Community College's (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division will be offering a program in Forensic Evaluation for Child Abuse/Forensic Identification in Mass Disasters. The one-day course will be held Friday, November 14, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the College's North Branch Campus. The seminar assists participants with early recognit  more

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO OFFER BOAT SAFETY, LICENSE PREPARATION COURSE
NORTH BRANCH, N.J., Oct. 31 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Raritan Valley Community College's (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division is offering a two-session boat safety and license preparation program Tuesday, November 18, and Thursday, November 20, from 6-10 p.m. The course will be held at RVCC's North Branch Campus. Participants must attend both sessions. The course satisfies the mandatory requirements by the State of New Jersey   more

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO OFFER YOUTH ROBOTICS CLASS
NORTH BRANCH, N.J., Nov. 3 -- Raritan Valley Community College issued the following news release: Raritan Valley Community College's (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division will be offering a Battle-Bot Build a Thon robotics class for students ages 7-12. The class will be held Saturdays, December 6 and December 13, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the College's North Branch Campus. Participants will use the Robotix building system to construct a robot that can push its opponent out of  more

READING CLINIC 'WONDERFUL ADDITION' TO NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY READING CLINIC ON THE BROKEN ARROW CAMPUS
TAHLEQUAH, Okla., Oct. 27 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: Oklahoma author and illustrator Kim Doner demonstrates how she would draw a raccoon during a presentation at the grand opening of the Northeastern State University Reading Clinic on the Broken Arrow campus. Oklahoma author and illustrator Kim Doner demonstrates how she would draw a raccoon during a presentation at the grand opening of the Northeastern State University Reading Clinic on the Broken   more

REGENTS HONOR PROFESSOR SPLETT WITH UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
RIVER FALLS, Wis., Nov. 3 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls issued the following news release: University of Wisconsin-River Falls agricultural economics Professor Nate Splett, who also serves as the associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, has been selected for a Teaching Excellence Award by the UW System Board of Regents. Splett will be recognized at the board's Nov. 6 meeting with the presentation of the Regents' 16th annual Teaching Excell  more

REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SCIENCE, MATH EDUCATION OCT. 24
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 13 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: With the well-recognized need to improve science and math education in kindergarten through 12 th grade, Penn State Harrisburg and the Penn State College of Medicine are gathering experts from education, government, and the private sector for an October 24 public symposium addressing the challenges and issues facing the region. Data from the College Board show the number of Pennsylvan  more

REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR ANNUAL HIGH SPEED CHASE FOR THE CURE 5K RUN, 3K WALK
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 8 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Hoping to top last year's participant number of 400, organizers of the sixth-annual High Speed Chase for the Cure 5K Run/3K Walk have opened registration for the event, proceeds from which will benefit The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). CINJ is a Center of Excellence of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. While High Speed Chase for the Cure was started in 2003   more

REGISTRATION NOW TAKING PLACE FOR FREE HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS WORKSHOP AT SIGNAL PEAK
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., Sept. 9 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Students choose many different paths to reach their goal of a college education, but the most successful journeys usually begin with a planning session involving a well-informed high school guidance counselor. And just who informs those counselors? Try the faculty and staff at Central Arizona College. On Thursday, Dec. 4, the Annual Central Arizona College High School Counselors Workshop will be h  more

REGISTRATIONS FOR JOHN WOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CLASSES IN PITTSFIELD NOW BEING TAKEN
QUINCY, Ill., Oct. 31 -- John Wood Community College issued the following news release: Registrations are now being taken for day and evening credit classes that John Wood Community College is offering at its Pittsfield Education Center during the upcoming spring semester. Most credit classes start the week of January 12, 2009, meet through May 14, and carry three hours of college credit. Students attending the Pittsfield center may pay their tuition and fees AND purchase textbooks for th  more

RELEASE OF MID-DAY MEAL ARREARS URGED
KALGACHIA, Nov 8 -- It is a matter of concern that various ME, MV and LP schools under Ruposi Education Block in Barpeta district have faced difficulties due to non-payment of arrear amount spent in feeding cooked food under the mid-day meal scheme. Currently, due to sudden break in the scheme, the attendance of students in those schools has reportedly come down. According to sources, for a period of 12 months from December '06 to December '07, the schools got allotment of rice, but for cooking  more

Relevant Research: Experiences of LGBT Families Reflect Harassment
CHICAGO, March 21 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Research conducted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network has found harassment and bullying as a result of family structure to be a significant concern for children in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) families. The report, "Gay�Families and Education," also suggests that LGBT parents exhibit a greater involvement in their children's education. Details...(http://www.glsen.o  more

Reliable Resource: Free Parent Guide from Education Department
CHICAGO, July 1 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: The US Department of Education has developed a publication, "Empowering Parents School Box: A Tool To Equip Parents For the School Year," that it is distributed free of charge. The School Box contains three booklets: What Parents Need to Know, Taking a Closer Look, and Learning Checklists; a brochure, Examples of Resources; a poster, Empowered Parents Stay Involved With School; a bookmark; and a door han  more

RELIGION TODAY COLUMN FOR WEEK OF NOV. 2-8
LARAMIE, Wyo., Oct. 29 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: "Religion Today" is contributed by the University of Wyoming's Religious Studies Program to examine and to promote discussion of religious issues. In India, Outside Influences Transform Ethnic Rivalry into Religious Conflict By Paul V.M. Flesher As widely reported, India experienced waves of attacks on Christians by Hindu conservatives during August and September. The Catholic Bishops Conference of I  more

REMINDER: BLACKBOARD TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FROM OFFICE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., April 7 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Topics covered in this workshop include the pool, test, and survey manager tools. This workshop is geared towards faculty who have completed Adding Content and Assignments or the equivalent. The first 1.5 hours will be the actual training session with instruction and participation in a specially designed training course shell. This will be followed by 30 minutes of hands-on activity in your own   more

REP. BIGGERT WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER, OCT. 22
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill. (13th CD), issued the following newsletter: If you received this message in error or no longer wish to subscribe, please click here. For more information, please visit http://judybiggert.house.gov/. In this Week's E-Newsletter: * This Week in Congress * Week in Review * Featured Story * From the Press Desk * In Her Own Words * In the News This Week in Congress: Monday, October 20, 2008 through Friday, October 24, 2  more

REP. GERLACH RECEIVES ACE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND PREVENTION FUNDING, TOURS COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CENTER AT BRYN MAWR HOSPITAL
BRYN MAWR, Pa., Oct. 31 -- Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa. (6th CD), issued the following news release: Congressman Jim Gerlach (`PA-6th District) was honored by the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation recently for supporting life-saving breast cancer research and prevention programs. During a National Breast Cancer Awareness Event at the Comprehensive Breast Center at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Gerlach received the Foundation's ACE Award, which represents Actions, Commitment and Efforts toward eradicat  more

Report Examines Trends In Employer-Sponsored Coverage
WASHINGTON, May 5 -- The Health Forum issued the following news release: A new report from the Alliance for Health Reform examines recent proposals to strengthen or do away with employer-based health coverage. For example, a proposal by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Bob Bennett (R-UT) would impose an individual mandate for the purchase of insurance in the non-group market, and require employers to convert their workers' premiums to higher wages. Other proposals are modeled on Massachusetts' refo  more

REPORT: STATUS QUO IN HIGHER EDUCATION THREATENS AMERICA'S GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 29 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: America is no longer among the top 10 most educated countries in the world, and it is one of only two nations in which young adults are less well-educated than middle-aged adults, according to a new report from the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. To keep the United States and American students competiti  more

REPS. SMITH, DOYLE ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR AUTISM RESEARCH PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- Rep. Michael F. Doyle Jr., D-Pa. (14th 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 t  more

RESEARCH TEAM AT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON XPLORES PATIENT PREFERENCES FOR PERSONALIZED MEDICINE
HOUSTON, Oct. 29 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: While a growing number of doctors are introducing personalized medicine into their practices, it remains largely unclear how receptive patients are to employing genomic diagnostics to tailor-make drugs. Armed with a $398,000, two-year grant, a University of Houston research team has initiated a research project to determine patient preferences - and, thus, educate health policymakers and physicians. The team w  more

RESI PARTNERSHIP TO HELP CHILDREN ENTER KINDERGARTEN READY TO LEARN
TOWSON, Md., Oct. 28 -- Towson University issued the following news release: TU's RESI research and consulting group, in partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education and Washington-based research organization Child Trends, has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Administration for Children and Families. The research grant, renewable for up to three years and worth up to $650,000, will allow the partners to merge dat  more

RESULTS OF FIFTH ANNUAL SURVEY OF TEACHER CONTENT EXPERTISE ANNOUNCED
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 20 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: More New Jersey teachers than ever meet the federal requirements for training and expertise, Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy announced today at the regular monthly meeting of the State Board of Education. The results of the fifth annual survey of teacher content expertise show that ninety-nine percent of New Jersey's teachers meet the federal "highly qualified teacher" criteria in the  more

RETIRED PR DIRECTOR EARNS TOP TENNESSEE COLLEGE PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION AWARD
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., July 22 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Dennie B. Burke, retired executive director of Public Relations and Marketing at Austin Peay State University, received a top honor from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association (TCPRA). Burke, who retired May 30 following 22 years of public relations service at APSU that spanned the administration of five presidents and one interim president, was presented with the Otis Floyd Jr. Award  more

RICE HIGHLIGHTS 'SEA CHANGE' IN AFRICA
HARARE, Zimbabwe, july 15 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release There has been a "sea-change" in the way Africans approach their own challenges, in America's approach to the region and in the way the world sees today's Africa, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the seventh annual African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum. "More and more African leaders and citizens are reflecting the dignity of high standards - the respect and pride that comes with holding one's self  more

RIO SALADO GRADUATE BECK ON NATIONAL BROADCAST
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 27 -- Maricopa Community Colleges' Rio Salado Community College issued the following news release: Rio Salado College graduate Dawn Beck was highlighted on a national broadcast "A Promise in Jeopardy" last week. The live, two- hour town hall meeting on educational issues included a national panel of experts and community colleges from five cities (Phoenix, Chicago, Salt Lake City, New York City and Philadelphia). Panelists answered questions from students at each of the   more

RIVERLAND BECOMES FULL PARTNER IN STATE-WIDE MANUFACTURING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 30 -- Riverland Community College issued the following news release: Riverland Community College has been accepted as a full member in the 360º Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence, one of two manufacturing Centers of Excellence in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. 360º is a collaborative enterprise of nine institutions located throughout the state. Bemidji State University is the lead institution with eight two-year technical and   more

RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISSUES AGENDA FOR JAN. 29 MEETING
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 29 -- The Riverside County Board of Supervisors issued the following agenda: 9:00 A.M. Invocation by Sandi Schlemmer, Deputy Clerk of the Board, Clerk of the Board Office Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Presentation of Service Awards by Ron Komers, Assistant County Executive Officer/Human Resources Director OPENING COMMENTS: BOARD MEMBERS EXECUTIVE OFFICER STATE BUDGET UPDATE ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION: 1.1 CLERK OF THE BOARD: Proof of Publicatio  more

ROCKMART MAN WINS $42 MILLION MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT
ATLANTA, Oct. 22 -- The Georgia Lottery issued the following news release: A Rockmart man is celebrating a mega Georgia Lottery win. Mark Staffa, 33, matched all of the winning numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing and won a $42 million jackpot. Staffa discovered his win Wednesday morning while checking the Mega Millions Web site. "I couldn't stand up. I just sat there," he said. "My body went kind of numb. I started breathing erratically, I guess." Winning numbers for the drawi  more

ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY, OTHER STATE COLLEGES HAVE STRONG IMPACT ON ECONOMY, STUDY SHOWS
CLAREMORE, Okla., Oct. 27 -- Rogers State University issued the following news release: A recent economic analysis revealed that for every dollar of state-appropriated funds spent on higher education in Oklahoma, an additional $5.15 is pumped into the state's economy. The study also indicated that disposable personal income for Oklahoma residents increases by approximately $52 million annually as a result of Rogers State University. The analysis was conducted recently by Regional Economic   more

ROTC OPEN HOUSE TO TAKE PLACE OCT. 30
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: If you've ever wanted to rappel down the side of a building, enter a push-up contest, or learn about The University of Toledo ROTC Rangers and Pershing Rifles, then Oct. 30 will be your lucky day. On Thursday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m., the UT Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps will host an open house, which will include some not-so-common events. Those who stop by the Health Education Center on Main Campus  more

RUBEN GUTIERREZ TURNS CONVENIENCE OF FLORENCE CENTER INTO DEGREE FROM NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
FLORENCE, Ariz., June 17 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College's Florence Center may have its roots in helping prisoners acclimate to life beyond the menacing cinderblock walls and barbed wire, but the residents of one of Arizona's oldest cities are taking advantage of a chance to earn a degree. And if you are Florence native Ruben Gutierrez, the Central Arizona College associate's degree he earned has evolved into a bachelor's in education a  more

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY ALUM EXPLORES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY ON NOV. 6
SALISBURY, Md., Oct. 29 -- Salisbury University issued the following news release: Salisbury University alumna Diane Auer Jones ('86) knows the importance of science and technology. A molecular biologist and past U.S. assistant secretary for postsecondary education, she discusses "Science and Technology Policy: Stimulating Innovation and Ensuring Prosperity" on Thursday, November 6, at SU. Her talk is 7 p.m. in Henson Science Hall Room 103. Jones is currently president and CEO of The Wa  more

Sandwani 2008
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- The Eastern band competition Sandwani 2008 and show organised by the Eastern Band of St. Paul's Balika Vidyalaya, Milagiriya will be held at 6.00 p.m. on November 10 at the Elphinstone Theatre, Maradana under the auspices of Principal Geetha Abeygunawardena and guests R. A. Kularatne (Director of Educational Sports, Western Province), Premachandra Lankathilaka (Director of Education Aesthetic), Professor Amara Ranatunga, Professor Dayaratna Ranatunga and Dr. Rohana Weerasinghe  more

SANTA CITY COUNCIL ISSUES AGENDA FOR FEB. 26 MEETING
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 26 -- The Santa City Council issued the following meeting agenda: FEBRUARY 26, 2008 MEETING BEGINS AT 5:45 P.M. CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL 1. CONSENT CALENDAR: (All items will be considered and approved in one motion unless removed by a Councilmember for discussion.) 1-A: Approval of minutes of the February 12, 2008, City Council meeting. MINUTES 1-B: Approval of Statement of Official Action denying appeal related to Landmar  more

SARA HITCH PRESENTS PAPER
GOODWELL, Okla., Oct. 31 -- Oklahoma Panhandle State University issued the following news release: Oklahoma Panhandle State University's faculty includes qualified, enthusiastic instructors who care about the education and progress of their students. No one embodies that spirit more than Sara Hitch, an instructor in the School of Business and Technology. She loves teaching and interaction with the students and is continuing her own education to enhance her abilities in the classroom. Written   more

SBDC ANNOUNCES NEW NAME
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Oct. 30 -- Henderson State University issued the following news release: The Small Business Development Center at Henderson State University today unveiled a new name, HSU Small Business and Technology Development Center, that underscores its commitment to helping science and technology entrepreneurs pursue new ideas as well as helping all types of small businesses apply technology. Henderson president Dr. Charles Welch, School of Business interim dean Dr. Margaret Hoski  more

School Counseling Program Grant Recipients Named By Education Department
CHICAGO, July 29 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced the new Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program (ESSCP) grant recipients for the 2008-2009 school year. The coming academic year will see 53 new grants in 52 school districts in 26 states. Funding will be continued in 35 school districts awarded grants in 2007 and 51 school districts awarded grants in 2006. The ESSCP is the only federal p  more

SCHOOL MURAL GARNERS RECOGNITION, REWARDS STUDENTS WITH JOB EXPERIENCE
OKMULGEE, Okla., Oct. 31 -- Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee issued the following news release: The award-winning mural on the school lockers started with the reputation of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology's graphic design program. Graduate Nate Olsen had interned at Walsh Branding in Tulsa as a student as part of his requirement for graduation. Walsh Branding Principal Kerry Walsh serves on the board of Street School, a non-profit alternative school in Tulsa, and on the  more

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION DEAN KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR CONFERENCE ON INDIANA LATINO STUDENTS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 22 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Dean of the Indiana University School of Education, Gerardo Gonzalez, will be the keynote speaker Thursday morning (Oct. 23) for the "Educational Equity for Indiana's Latino Students" Conference at the Sheraton North Hotel in Indianapolis. Gonzalez will share some of his personal story as a Cuban immigrant and address some of the pressing issues in Latino education in Indiana. His address is at 9 a.m., beginni  more

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING DESIGNATED HAAS TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER
ERIE, Pa., Jan. 17 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Engineering students at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, now have ongoing access to the most modern computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools. The college's School of Engineering was recently named a Haas Technical Education Center by Oxnard, Calif.-based Haas Automation Inc., the world's largest CNC machine tool builder. "Haas selected the School of Engineering based upon  more

SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES, BLACK ARCHIVES RECEIVE $133,000 GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 18 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: The Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR) and the Carrie Meek - James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum (Meek-Eaton Black Archives) have been awarded a $133,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS is the   more

SCHOOLS CHIEF O'CONNELL COMMENTS ON TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER GRANTED IN ALGEBRA I LITIGATION
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today announced that the Sacramento Superior Court has granted a temporary restraining order preventing the State Board of Education from implementing its July 9, 2008 decision requiring all eighth grade students in California to be tested in Algebra I, effectively requiring all eighth graders to be enrolled in an Algebra I course.   more

SCHOOLS CHIEF O'CONNELL ISSUES STATEMENT REGARDING BUDGET CRISIS AND THREAT TO STUDENTS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: In light of the state's worsening financial condition, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today urged the Governor and Legislature not to solve the state's fiscal problems by cutting public education. "I'm deeply concerned about the state's budget crisis and the threat it poses to California's students. Our schools are already struggling to make ends meet as costs  more

SCHOOLS CHIEF O'CONNELL RESPONDS TO RELEASE OF NEW FEDERAL TITLE I REGULATIONS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education's release of new Title I regulations [http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2008/10/10282008.html] (Outside Source) under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. "I am concerned that the new NCLB regulations released today will add unnecessary confusion fo  more

SCHOOLS CHIEF O'CONNELL URGES CALIFORNIANS TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS BY VOTING FOR LOCAL SCHOOL BOND MEASURES
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 3 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today called on California voters to support local school bond measures on Tuesday's ballot. "Historically, California voters have overwhelmingly supported local school bonds and parcel tax proposals. However, with all of the frightening news about our economy recently, I am concerned that voters in our state may be hesitant to vo  more

SCHOOLS CHIEF O'CONNELL URGES CALIFORNIANS TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS BY VOTING FOR LOCAL SCHOOL BOND MEASURES
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 3 -- The California State Board of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today called on California voters to support local school bond measures on Tuesday's ballot. "Historically, California voters have overwhelmingly supported local school bonds and parcel tax proposals. However, with all of the frightening news about our economy recently, I am concerned that voters in our state may be hesitant to   more

Schools closing down for lack of teachers
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- It is reported that several schools in the Hambantota district are in danger of closing due to the shortage of teachers for the compulsory subjects including Mathematics, English, and Aesthetic Studies. Four schools in Angunukolapelessa, Lunugamvehera, Tissamaharama and the Hambantota education divisions are the worst affected. A senior official of the Zonal Education Office said that at present the rural schools in the district are short of 32 Tamil teachers, 18 English teach  more

SCLC COUNTY CHAPTER DESIGNATES THREE JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY AS COMMUNITY'S LIVING LEGENDS
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 14 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: In conjunction with the annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this year, the Anniston-Calhoun County Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) recognized select individuals, groups, and organizations as Living Legends for their service in the community. Living Legend recipients selected were those who were considered to have exemplified leadership, i  more

SECOND SYMPOSIUM FOR SCHOLARSHIP, CREATIVITY SLATED FOR APRIL 15
FINDLAY, Ohio, March 21 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay will host the second annual Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, on campus. The event gives both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to share research projects and creative works with their peers and the community. A welcome and awards ceremony will begin the event in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU). Activities will cont  more

SECRETARY LEAVITT SPEAKS ON COMBINED INFORMATION CENTER MEDIA ROUNDTABLE
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued the text of the following speech: My visit to Iraq was caused primarily by a conversation I had with the Health Minister, Minister Salih. I would like to describe that conversation to you, because I think it is significant, in terms of why I am here, and how I can endeavor to be helpful to the Iraqi people. Minister Salih and the ambassador from Iraq to the United States came to the Department of Health and Hum  more

SECRETARY OF ARMY ANNOUNCES 'YEAR OF NCO' AT AUSA MEETING
ABERDEEN, Md., Oct. 23 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground released the following issue of APG News: During his keynote address at the opening of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced that 2009 would be "The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer." "At the front of every Army mission in the United States or overseas, you'll find a noncommissioned officer," he said. "They know their mission, they know their equipment, but most importantly, they  more

SECRETARY OF EDUCATION SPELLINGS SELECTS MEMBERS FOR NATIONAL ASSESSMENT GOVERNING BOARD
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced the appointment and re-appointment of six National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) members. The 26-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  more

SECRETARY OF STATE DUNLAP JOINS LEGISLATIVE SPONSORS, OTHERS FOR ROLLOUT OF BREAST CANCER SUPPORT SERVICES REGISTRATION PLATE
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 1 -- The Maine Department of the Secretary of State issued the following news release: Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap- joined in Portland today by State Representative Meredith Strang Burgess, State Senator Dennis Damon, Maine CDC Director Dora A. Mills, representatives of the Maine Cancer Foundation and Maine Breast Cancer Coalition- announced statewide availability of a new license plate benefiting breast cancer education and research in the State. "Today marks the   more

SEEKING ART FOR 12TH COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHOW
GOLDSBORO, N.C., Oct. 29 -- Wayne Community College issued the following news release: Wayne Community College is seeking art from its students, alumni, faculty and staff to submit for consideration for the 2009 N.C. Community College Art Exhibit. The community college system solicits art from all 58 of its schools each year. Works that are selected will be on exhibit in its office building in Raleigh throughout 2009. Current and former students in curriculum and continuing education cl  more

SEMA Conference To Provide New-Age Business Solutions For Automotive Professionals
DIAMOND BAR, Calif., Feb. 15 -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association issued the following news release: SEMA's only event dedicated solely to education and learning, the National Education Conference (NEC), will be held April 9-11, 2008 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee. The second annual event has become a premier professional development forum in the automotive industry, providing professionals with several unique opportunities to network with key players and pe  more

SEMA Focuses Future On Enhanced Industry Education, Research
DIAMOND BAR, Calif., Feb. 14 -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association issued the following news release: At its annual State of the Association meeting, SEMA leadership emphasized that during challenging times the industry should look to the association and take advantage of all SEMA has to offer its members. Presented at the SEMA Spring Expo/SEMA OFFROAD in Indianapolis on February 7, SEMA Chairman Jim Cozzie, President and CEO Chris Kersting and Chairman-Elect Rick Rollins led the   more

Seminar To Explore Workforce Planning
DENVER, Oct. 15 -- The American Water Works Association issued the following news release: General managers, human resource professionals, training managers and utility department directors will learn the necessary steps in creating winning workforce plans at the "Mapping Your Course to a Successful Workforce Plan" seminar hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) November 13-14 at the Hilton Fort Worth in Texas. The two-day seminar led by Artis Dawson, former Director of Admin  more

SEN. BECKER APPOINTED MEMBER OF NEWSTUDY COMMITTEE ON DIALYSIS COVERAGE LOCAL LEGISLATOR TAPPED BY SENATE LEADER TO SERVE ON TOTAL OF EIGHT COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 16 -- Indiana State Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-50th District, issued the following news release: Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) as a member of a new Interim Study Committee on Dialysis Coverage. Becker said the new committee will address issues related to insurance coverage of dialysis treatment under accident and sickness insurance and HMO contracts. "I am pleased to be a member of   more

SEN. CHARBONNEAU APPOINTED MEMBER OF NEW STUDY COMMITTEE ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION LOCAL LEGISLATOR WILL SERVE ON TOTALOF NINE COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS
STATEHOUSE, Ind., July 16 -- Indiana State Sen. Vic Heinold, R-5th District, issued the following news release: Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) today appointed State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) as a member of a new Interim Study Committee on Immigration. Long also tapped Charbonneau to serve on the Indiana Commission on Autism, the Shoreline Development Commission, the Corn Marketing Council, the Northwest Indiana Transportation Study Commission, the Join  more

SEN. CHARBONNEAU TO DISCUSS ENERGY, EDUCATION WITH LAWMAKERS FROM OTHER STATES, CANADA
STATEHOUSE, Ind., Aug. 5 -- Indiana State Sen. Vic Heinold, R-5th District, issued the following news release: State Sen. Ed Charbonneau is expected to meet next week with leaders from other states and Canadian lawmakers to discuss energy and education. Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) is Indiana's only state senator tapped to participate in the Council of State Governments' 14th annual Bowhay Institute. From Aug. 8-12, Charbonneau will join 36 other Midwestern and Canadian lawmakers at the  more

SEN. CLINTON WELCOMES NEARLY $2.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS TO ENCOURAGE INTEREST IN SCIENCE AMONG YOUTH
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., issued the following news release: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed an announcement today by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that the agency is providing a total of $2.44 million in funding through the Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPAs) to the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Hall of Science. SEPAs provide two to five years of support to stimulate scientific curiosity and enco  more

SEN. ENZI: COMMUNITY COLLEGES PROVIDE HIGH-VALUE, HIGH-RETURN, LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Ranking Minority Member Michael B. Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-WY, Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP Committee), said a report released today demonstrates that, "America's community colleges are doing a tremendous job of controlling costs while providing lifelong learning opportunities to prepare America's students and wo  more

SEN. WARNER ADDRESSES GRADUATES
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., May 10 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Senator John Warner, who is serving his 30th year in the U.S. Senate, delivered the commencement address for the University of Mary Washington's class of 2008 on Saturday, May 10. Approximately 5,000 people, including graduates, family members, friends and faculty, gathered in Ball Circle for the 97th annual commencement during the university's Centennial anniversary. A total of 1217 degrees were a  more

SENATE DISCUSSES BUDGETS, PROGRAMS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
ATLANTA, Oct. 28 -- Georgia State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, R-28th District, issued the following news release: The joint Senate Appropriations subcommittee continued its meeting series today with the Criminal Justice subcommittee and the Best Value in Government Task Force joint workshop at the Capitol. The subcommittee discussed agency reports, efficiencies, and cost savings for the Department of Pardons and Paroles and the Department of Corrections (DOC). Senators Johnny Grant (R- Milledgeville  more

SENATE PASSES PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate today passed property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State's students. "Enacting a property tax cap is a good starting point, but it is only one piece of the puzzle," said Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos. "We also passed measures to provide h  more

SENIOR SPRING HEALTH FAIR OFFERS PLENTY
TOMS RIVER, N.J., April 11 -- Ocean County issued the following news release: OCEAN COUNTY Seniors will find information on senior health and wellness along with an opportunity to discover a host of community resources during the second annual Spring Health Fair at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Route 9, Beachwood. The fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 17 and is free. "We encourage seniors to attend this wonderful event and we especially thank St. Paul Lutheran Church for h  more

Seniors Classes for Fall Offered by CSC College
GALESBURG, Ill., Aug. 26 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Community Education classes are offered as a service to area citizens at minimal cost. Some classes are developed for specific interest groups or age brackets. These courses are scheduled at various locations throughout the district and cover a wide range of topics. You may register for most of these classes by phone at (309) 341-5260 or (877) 236-1862 ext. 5260, or in person at the Galesburg, Carthage, or Bu  more

SENS. COLLINS, DODD RECOGNIZE FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Dodd (D-CT) today announced that October 5-11 will be recognized as "Fire Prevention Week." This designation was made possible by last night's Senate approval of a resolution introduced by Dodd and Collins. "The designation of Fire Prevention Week helps support the efforts of firefighters througho  more

SEPTEMBER GALLERY EXHIBITS AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST TO FOCUS ON LOCAL ARTISTS, DEMOCRACY
GARY, Ind., Sept. 8 -- Indiana University Northwest issued the following news release: The Galleries at Indiana University Northwest are bringing two exciting exhibits to campus in September. "Democracy: The Writing on the Wall," is a provocative, interactive exhibit that invites students and visitors to add their thoughts about democracy, graffiti-style, to large white panels that will be displayed with other panels from other IU campuses as part of a public art project that started off i  more

SEPTEMBER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUNDING NEARLY $6 MILLION
RAPID CITY, S.D., Oct. 28 -- The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology issued the following news release: School of Mines researchers and professors received nearly $6 million in research and development funding during September 2008. The awards are funding research in departments across campus. Some research is basic, and is designed to create new knowledge or to add to the literature on a given topic. Other research is applied, and is meant to produce real-world products. The School   more

SEVEN NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE ALUMS GIVE ADVICE DURING PANEL
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 30 -- Northampton Community College issued the following news release: The seven young alumni may have come from diverse NCC programs, but they all shared in their praise for the education they received here. On Thursday, October 30, they returned to West Plaza to give the wisdom of their experiences in the work world and at four-year institutions with a large crowd of current students. While the audience dined on a free pasta lunch, the alumni answered questions about  more

SHAKIRA NAMED HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR BY US MAGAZINE
New York, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) Latin pop star Shakira has been named "Humanitarian of the Year" by the People en Español magazine for her work towards providing better health and education to needy children in South America. The US magazine's next edition, which lists the year's most famous celebrities who have achieved star of the year status, selected the Colombian singer-songwriter for the title because of her charity work with impoverished children through her foundation Pies Descalzos and Lat  more

SHARPEN YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS WITH TRI-C'S NEW FALL WORKSHOPS
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 27 -- Cuyahoga Community College issued the following news release: Are you interested in learning more about working with your digital camera and becoming an Adobe Photoshop guru? This fall, Cuyahoga Community College will sponsor workshops in Introduction to Digital Photography and your camera, Intermediate Digital Photography, Digital Editing, and Travel Photography. The Introduction to Digital Photography course will be held on November 1 and 15 at Tri-C's Western  more

SHEPHERD SENIOR PRESENTS TUBA RECITAL ON OCT. 31
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 28 -- Shepherd University issued the following news release: Shepherd University senior John Karos will present his senior tuba recital on Friday, October 31 at 5 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater. The recital will feature solo tuba works, as well as ensemble pieces with the Shepherd University Brass Quintet. Karos, the son of Manuel and Despina Karos of Ijamsville, Maryland, is majoring in music education. Karos has served as a student leader in the Ram Band, Win  more

SHERRYL BYRD APPOINTED NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATORS LIAISON
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., March 18 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Dr. Sherryl Byrd, associate vice president for student affairs and senior student affairs officer at Austin Peay State University, has been appointed to a leadership position with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Byrd will serve a two-year term on the Region III Advisory Board as liaison to the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) Executiv  more

SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT NAMED TO FIRST INDUSTRY-FOCUSED EDUCATION COUNCIL
SHORELINE, Wash., Oct. 28 -- Shoreline Community College issued the following news release: Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert will join a select group of education leaders from across the country in making sure America's workers are ready for the manufacturing jobs of the future. Lambert and more than two dozen of his colleagues will serve on the first-ever national Education Council focused on expanding and enhancing America's manufacturing workforce. The appointments were  more

SHORT-TERM BILINGUAL OFFICE PROGRAM AT SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SHORELINE, Wash., Sept. 11 -- Shoreline Community College issued the following news release: "La Oficina Bilingüe el Programa que Ayudante en el Colegio de la Comunidad de Costa cambió mi vida," Julia Siquibache says in her native language. When the Central American native who moved to the Seattle area just 15 months ago uses her new English skills, she says, "The Bilingual Office Assistant Program at Shoreline Community College changed my life." Born in El Salvador, Siquibache had lived t  more

SIGN UP NOW FOR NEW VERSION OF LIVETEXT TRAINING SESSIONS APRIL 14-16
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., April 2 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The College of Education and Professional Studies will be holding LiveText training sessions on Monday, April 14, Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. in Ramona Wood Hall, Room 309 for all students and faculty interested. Dr. Donna Herring will give you updates on the new version of LiveText. Please let Martha Dingler, mdingler@jsu.edu or ext. 8200, know which session you wil  more

SIKH REGIMENT HAS EMOTIONAL LINK WITH PUNJAB : MINISTER
Ramgarh, Nov 8 (UNI) The Sikh Regiment (SR) jawans renowned for their bravery in most difficult situations in the past, will never hesitate to take bullets on chest said Punjab Minister Capt Kamaljit Singh here today. Capt Singh said the Regiment was linked to Punjab and hence the state government had taken a lot of care of the jawans to keep their morale high. The Punjab Minister was here to take part in 12th Post War Re-union and 33rd Battalion Commanders' Biennial Conference, which conc  more

SIX UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY STUDENTS TO ATTEND ROTARY CONFERENCE IN COSTA RICA
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 18 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: Six students from The University of Findlay's Rotaract Club will travel to San José, Costa Rica, Jan. 24-27 to participate in the Uniendo America Project Fair. Students traveling to Costa Rica include senior Stephanie Back, senior Devin Games, sophomore Stephanie Heydinger, senior Nichole Shoemaker, junior Melody Snyder and senior Virginia Wills. The purpose of the fair is to connect Rotarians from around   more

SME Elects International Body of Distinguished Researchers, Inventors, Business Leaders to its College of Fellows
TORONTO, Canada, Nov. 7 -- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers issued the following news release: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the world's leading professional society serving the manufacturing industry, has elected eight industry leaders to the Society's prestigious College of Fellows for 2008. The 2008 class joins nearly 250 other SME members who have been elected as Fellows since the program's inception in 1986, and represents various segments of the manufacturing commu  more

SOEA NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY CHAPTER HOSTS CONFERENCE
TAHLEQUAH, Okla., Oct. 28 -- Northeastern State University issued the following news release: The Northeastern State University chapter of the Student Oklahoma Education Association hosted "Motivating Educators: Voices of Change!" on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Indian Capital Technology Center in Tahlequah. The conference, geared towards future educators and their professional growth, brought nearly 150 education students from across the state to Tahlequah to hear from professional currently wo  more

SORENSON LEGACY FOUNDATION GIVES UNIVERSITY OF UTAH $15 MILLION
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 26 -- The University of Utah issued the following news release: The University of Utah has announced that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation has made the lead donation of $15 million to begin constructing a sophisticated 193,000-sq. ft. biomedical and neurosciences building designed to help create and develop the next wave of health sciences technology. Named the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building in honor of Utah's world-renowned medical device inventor and e  more

SOUP'S ON!
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz., Feb. 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: If Valentine's Day is the day of love, Central Arizona College provides an opportunity to share the love of comfort food and higher education by holding a fundraiser for the students in Pinal County. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Central's Superstition Mountain Campus will be the site of Soup's On, an event designed to benefit the college's Promise for the Future Scholarship program. Members of the Cen  more

SOUTH BRUNSWICK STUDENTS SERVE UP SUPPORT FOR CANCER INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 24 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Thanks to a generous community spirit, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) once again will benefit from the efforts of some South Brunswick students, who played volleyball for five continuous hours in a student-inspired marathon fundraiser known as "Volley for Life." A check for $5,630 was presented this week to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation by repre  more

SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION LOTTERY ANNOUNCES COMPUTER GAMING SYSTEM UPGRADE
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 31 -- The South Carolina Education Lottery issued the following news release: The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) will debut a new computer gaming system to better serve both retailers and players. For the first time in the Lottery's history, the new system will enable lottery retailers to sell lottery games twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This enhancement is scheduled to occur beginning Saturday, November 8th, several days after the transfer from the   more

SOUTH DAKOTA STOCK MARKET GAME PROGRAM CONTINUES TO GROW
SPEARFISH, S.D., Oct. 31 -- Black Hills State University issued the following news release: The fall session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game (SDSMG) program, which is coordinated by Don Altmyer, associate business professor at Black Hills State University, has a record number of teams, students, and schools participating. A total of 281 teams made of 786 students from 36 high schools, middle schools, and colleges throughout the state are participating in the 10 week stock market simu  more

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AND PARTNERS HONOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS IN BROWARD COUNTY
PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 22 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) in partnership with the Broward County School Board and several other agencies recognized local educators, students and volunteers for their dedication to the South Florida environment. Two award categories - Environmental Educators and Student of the Year - honor youth and education leaders in Broward County who are committed to raisi  more

SOUTH FLORIDA'S DRY SEASON ON THE HORIZON
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 7 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: With the official start of Florida's dry season about a month away, conservation remains critical to protect the water supply for the 16-county South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). District meteorologists predict there is a good chance the amount of rain that does fall during the dry season-beginning November 1-will be below average. The reason is El Niño is not expec  more

SOUTH GEORGIA AT THE STATE CAPITOL - BUDGETS AROUND THE SOUTHEAST
ATLANTA, Oct. 30 -- Georgia State Sen. Greg Goggans, R-7th District, issued the following column: The heavy dependence on the housing market and construction in Georgia appears to be deepening the economic downturn, Unemployment applications jumped in September, the 2nd highest in the nation, and Georgia suffered the 6th straight month of job loss. At the same time, Georgia's unemployment rate at 6.5% is above the national rate of 6.1%. As readers might suspect, the current situation in the h  more

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE CHANCELLOR TOUTS DEFINING EXCELLENCE THROUGH INSTITUTIONAL LEADERSHIP
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Oct. 29 -- Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville issued the following news release: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift delivered his annual address Wednesday; this year titled Defining Excellence through Institutional Leadership. In his Report to the University in SIUE's Meridian Ballroom, Vandegrift told the University community, neighboring community leaders, legislators and guests that the news is good when it comes to the curr  more

SPANISH IMMERSION CLASSES IN CUERNAVACA
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., March 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Face it. That CD designed to teach commuters Spanish while they are bottlenecked on a valley highway works as well as quickly selecting your favorite song off of a cassette tape. And people who wear headphones overnight to learn the language through osmosis wake up more often than not thinking their television has been left on. Central Arizona College has a better solution: Spanish immersion in Cu  more

Speakers To Present At Upcoming NIC Booster Club Meetings
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Jan. 23 -- North Idaho College issued the following news release: Beginning in February, the NIC Booster Club will change its weekly meetings to a bi-monthly meeting format, meeting on the second and last Tuesday of the month. The meeting on the second Tuesday of the month will feature a guest speaker from the sports or business community and will be held at the Outback Steakhouse, or sometimes another local restaurant. The meeting on the last Tuesday of the month will f  more

Special UN team to find out secret behind Lanka's success
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- A special team from the United Nations is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next month to find out the secret behind the success of achieving three Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) seven years before the targeted year of 2015. The three MDGs are from the Health Ministry, a Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry spokesman said. The spokesman said that the Healthcare and Nutrition Ministry has already achieved three MDGs set by the United Nations in 2000. The UN set seven Millenni  more

SPELLING, MATH, SCIENCE, VIOLIN?
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 20 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Starting in late September, all 46 first-graders at Fairview Elementary School added a new subject to their regular class schedules: violin. Through an outreach program supervised by Brenda Brenner, an associate professor of music education at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, first-graders at Fairview Elementary in Bloomington will take violin lessons three times a week throughout the school yea  more

SPRINGFIELD: LICENSE RENEWAL REMINDER
BOSTON, Nov. 4 -- The Massachusetts Department of Education issued the following update: Calling all Academic and Vocational Technical Educators with a Professional license that will expire on or before June 17, 2009! Representatives of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) will be in Western Massachusetts to conduct License Renewal Computer Lab Sessions. With the assistance of ESE staff, your Professional license will be renewed online in less than 15 minutes! If y  more

SRU Theatre Department Serves Up Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa., Nov. 7 -- The University of Pennsylvania at Slippery Rock issued the following news release: Shakespeare's late-16th century work "As You Like It" comes to Slippery Rock University's Miller Auditorium for five performances beginning Nov. 19. The SRU theatre department's production is directed by Laura Smiley, assistant professor of theater and makes use of her "2008 Shakespeare Tour" class. Seven students in a spring semester theatre class analyzed the play, then adapte  more

SSRC to Release Initial Findings of College Learning Assessment Study
NEW YORK, Nov. 7 -- The Social Science Research Council issued the following news release: The Social Science Research Council will announce the initial findings of a major longitudinal study of college student learning, the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) Longitudinal Project, on Saturday, November 8. → Download the full CLA report (PDF, 968kb, 34 pages): http://programs.ssrc.org/ki/pathwaystocollege/CLA_Report.pdf "In the midst of increasing pressures on colleges to demonst  more

Standing with Veterans at John Paul Jones Park at Foot of Fort Hamilton, McMahon Unveils Veterans Initiatives
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 13 -- The campaign of Michael McMahon, the Democratic nominee in New York's 13th Congressional District, issued the following news release: With Nearly 150,000 U.S. Troops Fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, And Many Troops Coming Home Wounded or with PTSD, McMahon Unveils Veterans Platform to Give Men and Women Who Serve America Their Due October 13, 2008 - Standing with veterans from Brooklyn and Staten Island in John Paul Jones Park at the foot of Fort Hamilton,   more

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND EARLY DEVELOPMENT APPROVES WAIVERS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
JUNEAU, Alaska, Oct. 29 -- The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development issued the following news release: The State Board of Education & Early Development, meeting by teleconference on October 27, 2008, approved waivers for 28 school districts from a state requirement that districts budget at least 70 percent of their operating funds for instruction. Districts that cannot comply with the law are allowed to seek waivers from the State Board. Waivers are allowed at two stages: in   more

STATE COLLEGE BOARD APPROVES ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM AT EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MAYHEW, Miss., Oct. 17 -- East Mississippi Community College issued the following news release: The State College Board of the Institutions of Higher Learning has approved an Associate Degree Nursing Program at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus. The decision came during the board's regular monthly meeting, held Oct. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg - and after several requests from EMCC officials for permission to establish the program.   more

STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ISSUES REPORT TO BOARD OF REGENTS, SEPTEMBER
ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 1 -- The New York State Department of Education issued the following monthly report to the Board of Regents: Communications Effective communications has always been a critical strategy for achieving the education reform agenda. It will be so again as the Regents contemplate the next stage of the reform. There have been many dramatic illustrations in the past. Consider the power of A Nation at Risk, the 1983 report to the U.S. secretary of education from the National Com  more

STATE REGENTS SEEK LEGISLATIVE FUNDING TO 'PUT FAMILIES FIRST' WITH TUITION FREEZE
STILLWATER, Okla., Nov. 7 -- Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: Determined to keep higher education within reach of Oklahoma's working families, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education voted today to request $80.4 million for the operational needs of the institutions in new state appropriations during the upcoming legislative session so that tuition and mandatory fees can be frozen at the current level for the 2009-10 academic year. The funds would cover i  more

STATE REP. MURT CALLS FOR CHANGES TO VETERANS TUITION RATE ACT
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 6 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Thomas Murt, R-Montgomery (152nd District), issued the following news release: Rep. Thomas P. Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) today urged support for his amendment to House Bill 153, the Veterans Tuition Rate Act. Murt's amendment would remove a provision from the legislation which would require veterans and their dependants to "accept a community service position" as a condition for receiving a reduced tuition rate at Pennsylvania's state a  more

STATE REP. SMITH HELPING LEAD WORLD CONFERENCE EXPLORING 'UMANITY IN EDUCATION'
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 25 -- Indiana State Rep. Vernon G. Smith, D-14th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) said the 2008 International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE) World Conference's theme will focus on "Educating with Humanity, Humility and Humor." The conference will be Sept. 18-20 in Chicago. "All three are critical to success in reaching students and helping them achieve full development," explained Rep. Smith, the IAIE W  more

STATE REP. VERNON G. SMITH NOTES THAT 'BACK-TO-SCHOOL JAMBOREE' RESCHEDULED FOR OCT. 11 WILL FEATURE FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 6 -- Indiana State Rep. Vernon G. Smith, D-14th District, issued the following news release: State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) said the rescheduled Back-to-School Jamboree will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the same time and location as before: 8:30 a.m. at the Indiana University (I.U.) Northwest Campus. He added that free school supplies will be given again to the first 300 students who attend the event. "The school supply giveaway is extremely popular becaus  more

STATE REPS. SAYLOR, O'NEILL URGE GOVERNOR NOT TO RUSH AHEAD WITH GRADUATION COMPETENCY EXAMS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 7 -- Pennsylvania State Rep. Bernie O'Neill, R-Bucks (29th District), issued the following news release: The message from Reps. Stan Saylor (R-York) and Bernie O'Neill (R-Bucks) in a letter sent to Gov. Ed Rendell on Monday about the administration's rush to move forward with high school Graduation Competency Assessment (GCA) exams was simple: Not so fast. The lawmakers cited legal problems with moving forward, debated the need for the exams and questioned the wisdom  more

STATE SCHOOLS CHIEF O'CONNELL ANNOUNCES $208 MILLION FOR CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FACILITIES
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 30 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today announced that the State Allocation Board (SAB) awarded more than $192 million to 47 schools for the construction and modernization of school facilities. Also, another $16 million for 23 schools was awarded to help pay for emergency repairs. The list of schools is attached. "Students are our most precious investment in the   more

STATE SEN. LONG: BEYOND PROPERTY TAXES, NEW LAWS TO IMPROVE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, HEALTHCARE, PUBLIC SAFETY
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 30 -- Indiana State Sen. David C. Long, R-16th District, issued the following news release: Beyond historic property tax reforms, new Indiana laws effective July 1 will help improve consumer protections, education, environment, healthcare and public safety for Hoosiers, says State Sen. David C. Long (R-Fort Wayne). "We went into the session with property tax reform - cuts, caps and a constitutional guarantee - being job one," Long said, "but many other matters of c  more

STATE SEN. SIMPSON APPOINTED TO STUDY COMMITTEE ON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
INDIANAPOLIS, July 28 -- Indiana State Sen. James Lewis, D-45th District, issued the following news release: Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), upon the recommendation of Senate Democrat Leader Richard Young (D-Milltown), has appointed State Sen. Vi Simpson (D-Bloomington) as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Issues. The committee will review proposed changes in server training and sales clerk licenses and make recommendations to the 2009 G  more

STATE SEN. SIPES APPOINTED TO STUDY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION MATTERS
INDIANAPOLIS, July 28 -- Indiana State Sen. Connie Sipes, D-46th District, issued the following news release: Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne), upon the recommendation of Senate Democrat Leader Richard Young (D-Milltown), has appointed State Sen. Connie Sipes (D-New Albany) as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Education Matters. Sipes said the committee will review and make recommendations on virtual or computer-based learning, school transportation funding,  more

STATE SEN. YOUNG APPOINTED TO STUDY COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION
INDIANAPOLIS, July 28 -- Indiana State Sen. Richard D. Young, Jr., D-47th District, issued the following news release: Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) has appointed State Sen. Richard Young (D-Milltown) as a member of the Interim Study Committee on Immigration. The committee will review, among other issues, the impact of illegal immigration on Indiana schools, hospitals, and criminal justice and social service agencies. Young said the committee will also study t  more

STATE SEN. ZAKAS: NEW LAWS IMPROVING CONSUMER PROTECTIONS, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, HEALTHCARE & PUBLIC SAFETY GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 30 -- Indiana State Sen. Joseph C. Zakas, R-11th District, issued the following news release: State Sen. Joe Zakas (R-Granger) said that although lawmakers focused on property tax relief and reform this past session, other matters of concern such as consumer protections, education, the environment, healthcare and public safety were addressed. Lawmakers focused on those concerns, creating nearly 100 new laws that will take effect July 1, Zakas said. A new law co-  more

STATE SENS. SKELOS, HANNON OPPOSE MID-YEAR SCHOOL AID CUTS
ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 16 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: At a news conference in Mineola today, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Kemp Hannon reiterated their strong opposition to any mid-year cuts in state school aid and repudiated comments by Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith who said that he and his conference support mid-year cuts in school aid. "Senator Smith's comments about mid-year school aid   more

STATE SUPERINTENDENT CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION DAY
BALTIMORE, Oct. 30 -- The Maryland Department of Education issued the following news release: WHO: Senator Benjamin L. Cardin Rep. John P. Sarbanes, Maryland's 3rd District Nancy S. Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools International Educators Students, Educators, and Honorees WHAT: Dr. Grasmick, along with other education leaders from around the State of Maryland and five countries, will celebrate International Education Day. International education, programs, exchanges and expe  more

STATE SUPERINTENDENT CONDUCTING PARENT CONVERSATIONS FOR PEARL AND RANKIN COUNTY DISTRICTS
JACKSON, Miss., Oct. 24 -- The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following news release: The State Superintendent of Education, Dr. M. Hank Bounds will conduct a meeting on November 10, 2008 for Parent Conversations. Parents, students, and concerned citizens are invited to join the State Superintendent, to discuss how to keep students On the Bus through graduation. This fireside chat format encourages an open dialog with Dr. Bounds to discuss issues specific to their communiti  more

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO UNVEIL NEW CHARACTER EDUCATION BOOK AT NEWPORT MILL MIDDLE SCHOOL IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
BALTIMORE, Oct. 6 -- The Maryland Department of Education issued the following news release: WHO: Nancy S. Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerry Weast, Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools Ms. Nancy Navarro, President, Montgomery County Board of Education Ms. Penny Tsonis, Principal, Newport Mill Middle School Mr. Tim Rossini, one of the book's author's Ms. Sarah Patterson, one of the book's authors Lydia Tefera and Jason Bernard, Newport Mill Middle School Stu  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ORANGE NOW CLEARED TO CONFER DEGREES ON STUDENTS FOR PROGRAMS TAKEN ENTIRELY IN NEWBURGH
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- The State University of New York-Orange County issued the following news release: With designs finalized and construction soon to begin, SUNY Orange has learned that its planned Newburgh campus has been granted "branch campus" status by the New York State Department of Education, meaning that students in selected academic programs will be able to complete all of their degree requirements in Newburgh without commuting to Middletown. With branch campus approval no  more

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK'S UPSTATE, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY OFFER JOINT MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE FOR FALL 2009
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York's Upstate Medical Center issued the following news release: SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University are joining forces to offer a Master of Public Health degree program beginning in fall 2009 that is the first of its kind in Central New York and the first jointly offered by the two universities-one public and the other private. "Medicine and public policy may be taught on two different campuses, a stone's throw fro  more

STATE'S THIRTEEN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES WILL RECEIVE 14 PERCENT REDUCTION IN FUNDING
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 5 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Under the current Education Trust Fund budget proposal, the state's thirteen public universities will receive a 14 percent reduction in funding. Imagine the impact of a 20, 30 or 40 percent change in tuition. With a state that is already behind in the percentage of adults with college degrees, Alabama will suffer. The bottom line is that Without Higher Education There Is No Health Care,Without High  more

STATE, FEDERAL OFFICALS ANNOUNCE KICK-OFF OF FRESH FRUIT, VEGETABLE PROGRAM IN SCHOOLS
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 15 -- The New Jersey Department of Agriculture issued the following news release: Students in 33 schools in 17 counties in New Jersey this school year are sampling fresh fruits and vegetables - some they might not have ever eaten before - under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program, which made its debut in 25 of the schools last month and 8 schools this month. To see the program in action, New Jersey Secretary of Agricultur  more

STEVE HOLLAND RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED RISK MANAGER AWARD
TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 29 -- The University of Arizona issued the following press release: When you work or study at an institution that generates 1,000 tons of hazardous waste a year, you want to know those materials are being disposed of safely. Enter The University of Arizona's Department of Risk Management and Safety, which handles everything from training people to use fire extinguishers to ensuring the proper disposal of hazardous waste materials from scientific laboratories in an effo  more

STUDENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RAISING FUNDS FOR LOCAL FAMILY
FINDLAY, Ohio, March 12 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay's Student Education Association will host a spaghetti dinner and book fair benefit from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the College First Church of God to benefit a local Findlay family whose home was destroyed in a fire. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children age 5-12 and free for children age 4 and younger. Live music will provide on-site entertainment, and to-go me  more

STUDENT TO RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 29 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Having been recognized in Tennessee for distinguished performance in many areas of his life, Austin Peay State University student Lloyd Michael Harris now is being applauded on the national level. Last week, Harris was notified of his selection as the recipient of the 2008 National Association for Developmental Education Award, given to an outstanding alumnus in a developmental education program.  more

STUDENTS HONOR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS' SUPPORT
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., April 22 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: For many of APSU's 3,000-plus adult learners, going to college requires commitment on the part of the student - and the student's family. On Thursday, April 17, seven "nontraditional" APSU seniors honored their family members' support and selflessness during the University's first Putting Him/Her Through awards ceremony. Sponsored by APSU Student Life and Leadership, the award ceremony offered a  more

STUDENTS, PUBLIC WELCOME TO ATTEND EDUCATION CAREER FAIR ON NOV. 5
LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 24 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University Career Center at the University of Kansas is sponsoring its ninth annual Education Career Fair from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Kansas Union ballroom. The event is open to students and professionals interested in learning more about career opportunities in education. Attendance is free, and no pre-registration is required. Candidates in all areas of pre-kindergarten throu  more

SUMMERALL GUARDS TO SALUTE VETERANS, MARCH IN COLUMBIA PARADE
CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 27 -- The Citadel issued the following press release: The Citadel's silent drill platoon, the Summerall Guards, will march in the downtown Columbia Veterans Day parade at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. The Summerall Guards exemplify the skill and precision of military education. Its 61 members and two alternates are seniors who have earned a place on the platoon through rigid competition each spring. Guard members are selected for their physical stamina and drill proficie  more

SUNY POTSDAM VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES NET 300 FORMS
POTSDAM, N.Y., Oct. 30 -- The State University of New York at Potsdam issued the following news release: The efforts of several SUNY Potsdam groups in supporting the voter registration and education programs have led to approximately 300 voter registration forms and 350 absentee ballot applications, which totals 15 percent of the campus. Through the collaboration of the Student Government Association, several resident assistants and mentors, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership  more

SUPERINTENDENT MOORE TO RECEIVE JOHN R. HOYLE AWARD
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Oct. 30 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: The 26th Annual Administrative Leadership Institute (ALI) will honor Ted Moore, superintendent of Lovejoy Independent School District (ISD), with the John R. Hoyle Award for Educational Leadership on Nov. 19. Moore, a 32-year veteran of public education, has been a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, technology director, curriculum director, assistant superintendent and superintendent. Before co  more

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service has issued the following press release: USDA's Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services today announced the advent of a new era in nutrition assistance at USDA. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name of the Food Stamp Program, as a result of the recently enacted Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246), also known as the Farm Bill. The new name, effective October  more

Support for handicapped O/L candidates
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- The Examinations Department will assist disabled candidates at the forthcoming G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination for the first time in the history of the education sector. Physically and mentally handicapped candidates will be assisted by examination staff, Examinations Commissioner Anura Edirisinghe said. "There are candidates who can't do what an average candidate is capable of doing due to various disabilities. Some write with their legs, some are unable to sit   more

SUSTAINABILITY WORK CONTINUES AT EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
LYNNWOOD, Wash., Oct. 28 -- Edmonds Community College issued the following news release: On October 22 college campuses across the nation engaged with sustainability issues. At Edmonds Community College, campus sustainability is a year round philosophy! In honor of campus sustainability, we invite you to take a look at a timeline outlining our sustainability efforts through the years at Edmonds Community College. This year, we'll kick off a campus-wide energy conservation campaign. Novembe  more

TAILORED ACTIVITIES OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
ERIE, Pa., March 5 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: MWDSI conference events will be held at three locations. The annual doctoral consortium for Ph.D. candidates will be at Logan House at Penn State Behrend on Thursday, April 17. Afterward tours of the GE-Transportation plant and Mazza Winery are open to all conference attendees. On Friday, April 18, events will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 7792 Peach St. Attendees can choose   more

TALENT SEARCH FINDS SUCCESS AT PENN STATE BEHREND
ERIE, Pa., June 4 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit have partnered to host the third annual Talent Search program for high school students from June 10-13. Talent Search is one of five TRIO programs that help students to overcome class, social, academic and cultural barriers to higher education. "The goal of Talent Search is to reach out to students in  more

TB CASE AT COLLEGE CAMPUS
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26 -- San Diego County issued the following press release: The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is working with Southwestern College officials to notify students and faculty who were possibly exposed to tuberculosis (TB). An individual who was in two classes at Southwestern College's Higher Education Center at National City campus has been diagnosed with TB. The individual attended classes during the summer and fall 2008. "Anyone who may have   more

TEACHING AND LEARNING SUMMIT DRAWS OUT IDEAS
OSHKOSH, Wis., Oct. 30 -- The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh issued the following news release: The Opening Reception and Plenary Speaker for the 2008 Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit, Sharing Expectations for Student Writing and Speaking, was held Oct. 27. Provost Al Hartman welcomed students and faculty, linking the Summit theme to liberal education reform and the recently adopted UW Oshkosh Learning Outcomes. Recognition was provided for many scholarly teaching endeavors, with a   more

TEACHING AWARD WINNERS HONORED AT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Oct. 30 -- The University of Alabama issued the following news release: The University of Alabama National Alumni Association has announced the 2008 recipients of the University's highest honor for excellence in teaching - the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards. This year's four recipients are Dr. Christopher S. Brazel, associate professor in the College of Engineering, Dr. Ian W. Brown, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. David P. Hale, professor in  more

TEACHING EXCELLENCE LANDS FIVE FACULTY MEMBERS GEORGE FRIDELL, NISOD AWARDS
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz., June 17 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Every May Central Arizona College churns out graduates who excel beyond the institution's Pinal County campuses and centers. Many exit down the commencement ramp toward a promising future thanks to teachers who have impacted their lives. Each year Central Arizona College honors these educators, first in February with the institution's George Fridell Excellence in Teaching Awards, then again in May wi  more

TEACHING RESEARCH INSTITUTE RECEIVES GRANT TO LAUNCH SCIENCE AND MATH PROGRAM FOR K-8 TEACHERS
MONMOUTH, Ore., March 31 -- Western Oregon University issued the following news release: The Teaching Research Institute, housed at Western Oregon University, received a $685,000, 3-year grant from the federal Fund for Improvement of Post-Secondary Education. The grant will launch a new certificate program called Preparation for Instruction of Science & Math (PrISM). PrISM is a statewide collaboration of public and private colleges and universities to build the capacity of Oregon's element  more

TEAM REPEATS AS ACADEMIC BOWL CHAMPIONS
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 31 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: Will they "three-peat" next year? The defending champions, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, took home the President's Cup - and $22,000 in prizes and scholarships - after defeating the Herberger College of the Arts in the final round of the 2008 Academic Bowl. Spirits were high after the heated match in the studios of Eight, with supporters cheering and waving pompons when the final buzzer wen  more

TECH STARTS DISTANCE EDUCATION RING ALLIANCE IN KURDISTAN
SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 31 -- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology issued the following news release: New Mexico Tech is forming a new alliance with a Kurdish university based in the northern Iraq city of Erbel. Khosrow Bazrafshan, a 1989 Tech graduate and a native Kurd, returned to Socorro last summer looking for faculty to help launch the University of Kurdistan-Hawler. He found two willing takers - petroleum engineering professor Dr. Bob Bretz and distance education technology man  more

TECH TITANS: JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY HOSTS TECHNOLOGY FAIR FOR STUDENTS
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 25 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Shelly Ferch spied on her son at the Alabama Council for Technology in Educations regional fair Friday. Brad Ferch, an eighth-grader at Guntersville Middle School, had left his project unattended. His mom listened on giant headphones as a video of Brad played, giving instructions on how to play guitar. It was the only way hed let her see the project, she said. I used to be surprised, but no  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT PASSPORT PROGRAM
BEAUFORT, S.C., May 15 -- University of South Carolina at Beaufort issued the following news release: The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) and the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to enhance the transfer of students from TCL to USCB. What it is… This new collaboration provides support and services introducing potential USCB students, who have been denied admission to the university based on their initial application  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT PASSPORT PROGRAM CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE STUDENTS TO EARN FOUR-YEAR DEGREES
BEAUFORT, S.C., May 12 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) and the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to enhance the transfer of students from TCL to USCB. What it is… This new collaboration provides support and services introducing potential USCB students, who have been denied admission to the university based on their initial application, to a  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY ANNOUNCES CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
BEAUFORT, S.C., March 21 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education Division is offering several new classes this spring. The first is an eBay course which will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays April 5 and 12 at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. The course will cover the basics of e-commerce and explore eBay selling techniques including posting items for sale. Cost is $75 An op  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY ANNOUNCES THREE FINALISTS IN ITS PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH
BEAUFORT, S.C., July 14 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: The Technical College of the Lowcountry's (TCL) Area Commission has announced the three finalists in the running to replace retiring president Dr. Anne S. McNutt. The candidates are Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, Dr. Jabari O. Simama, and Dr. Michael A. Elam. The three finalists will visit the Technical College of the Lowcountry's main campus beginning July 16 to meet with college officials, faculty, st  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY ENROLLMENT REACHES RECORD HIGH
BEAUFORT, S.C., Sept. 12 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: 2008 fall enrollment at the Technical College of the Lowcountry has reached an all-time high, surpassing last year's record. Preliminary numbers show that 2,026 students are enrolled in credit classes this semester, up 11 percent compared to last year's fall semester. "It's truly an honor to join the College at this time of tremendous growth," said TCL President Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel. "It's   more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
BEAUFORT, S.C., July 21 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: The Technical College of the Lowcountry Area Commission announced today that Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel was selected as the next president of the college. Dr. Leitzel was in Beaufort on Wednesday, July 16, and met with college commissioners, faculty, and staff. Dr. Leitzel was selected from a pool of approximately 100 applicants, one of the largest candidate pools ever received for a presidential   more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
BEAUFORT, S.C., April 3 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: Today, Dr. Anne McNutt, president of the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL), announced that she will retire on July 1, 2008. She has indicated a willingness to continue to serve until the new president, which the TCL Commission will name, takes office. McNutt became President of what was then Beaufort Technical College in May 1987, becoming the first woman president of a South Carolin  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY RAD-TECH PROGRAM RECEIVES REACCREDITATION
BEAUFORT, S.C., Sept. 25 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: The Technical College of the Lowcountry's Radiologic Technology program recently received reaccreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) for a period of eight years, the maximum duration that can be awarded. "It is the highest honor for a college to receive the eight-year reaccreditation period. This is a reflection of the specific excellence   more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING ON HIGHER EDUCATION
BEAUFORT, S.C., Oct. 29 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a public hearing on the Higher Education Study Committee draft recommendations for a statewide action plan for higher education. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 20, in the MacLean Hall auditorium (building 12) at the Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road. The public is welcome and encouraged to take part in this process. I  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY TO OFFER ETHICS CLASS FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS
BEAUFORT, S.C., Feb. 7 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education Division will offer an ethics class for massage therapists on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. Cost is $135. "Ethical Essentials for a Healthy Practice" will be led by massage therapist Wendy Marsh, who has more than 25 years experience in massage therapy. The class will examine the int  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY TO OFFER IN-STATE TUITION TO CHATHAM, EFFINGHAM RESIDENTS
BEAUFORT, S.C., May 1 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: In an effort to provide greater access to higher education, the Technical College of the Lowcountry will now offer in-state tuition to Chatham and Effingham County residents. "The interest from Georgia residents in many of TCL's offerings continues to grow each year. This agreement will allow more students in neighboring Georgia counties to take advantage of TCL's convenient location and pursue  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY TO OFFER POOL OPERATOR COURSE
BEAUFORT, S.C., March 3 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: The Technical College of the Lowcountry Continuing Education Division and Trident Technical College will offer a licensed pool operator course on Wednesday, March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will be held in distance-education labs at the TCL Beaufort Campus in room 103, building 24 and at the TCL New River Campus in Bluffton. The one-day class will also be offered on May 14, July 9, Sep  more

TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY'S NEW PRESIDENT START DATE ANNOUNCED
BEAUFORT, S.C., Aug. 19 -- Technical College of the Low Country issued the following news release: Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, the recently named new president of the Technical College of the Lowcountry, will assume his position on September 1, 2008. His first day on campus will be September 2, 2008. Leitzel was born in Harrisburg, Penn., the son of a United Methodist minister. He began his academic career by earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree at the Pennsylvania College of Technol  more

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION PROGRAM EARNS ADDITIONAL ACCREDITATION
OSWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 29 -- The State University of New York at Oswego issued the following news release: SUNY Oswego's technology education program, long a pioneer and leader in its field, has become the first school in the state to earn an accreditation from the Council on Technology Teacher Education. "We were one of only three schools in the past year to receive the accreditation," along with the College of New Jersey and University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, said the proposal's coordinat  more

TELEPERFORMANCE CLOSES DOORS, WNMU ON HAND TO HELP EMPLOYEES
SILVER CITY, N.M., Sept. 3 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Teleperformance closed its doors August 29 with almost eighty employees still working on its last day of business. Until nearly its final moments, Western New Mexico was on-hand to reach the now unemployed workforce. The WNMU Admissions office held its last on-site visit on Wednesday, August 27. Dozens of students visited WNMU officials and many pre-registered for the newly started semester. "We   more

TERRORISM HAS NO PLACE IN ISLAM, ASSERTS JAMAT
KARIMGANJ, Nov 8 -- The annual general meeting of the North Eastern Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat held at Silchar recently strongly decried terrorism rocking different parts of the country and demanded stringent action against those involved in terrorist acts. It added to say "terrorism has no place in Islam". Jamat urged upon the Centre and the State to take adequate steps to prevent bloodshed. Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat look serious exception to the harassment of genuine citizens of the country in the na  more

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY ISSUES CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING ANNUAL SURVEY OF CHILDREN IN LOCAL RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES FOR NEGLECTED OR DELINQUENT
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following correspondence: TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED: SUBJECT: Annual Survey of Children in Local Residential Facilities for Neglected or Delinquent (SC9000) The Annual Survey of Children in Local Residential Facilities for the Neglected or Delinquent (SC9000) will be available in eGrants Friday, October 31, 2008, and must be submitted by applicable local educational agencies (LEAs) no later than December 5, 2008 at 5:0  more

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY ISSUES CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING ANNUAL SURVEY OF CHILDREN IN LOCAL RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES FOR NEGLECTED OR DELINQUENT
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following correspondence: TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED: SUBJECT: Annual Survey of Children in Local Residential Facilities for Neglected or Delinquent (SC9000) The Annual Survey of Children in Local Residential Facilities for the Neglected or Delinquent (SC9000) will be available in eGrants Friday, October 31, 2008, and must be submitted by applicable local educational agencies (LEAs) no later than December 5, 2008 at 5:0  more

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY ISSUES CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING KINDERGARTEN DATA COLLECTION SB 1871 COMPLIANCE
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following correspondence: To: The Administrator Addressed Re:Kindergarten Data Collection (SB 1871 compliance) Pursuant to Senate Bill 1871, which requires the superintendent of each school district to electronically report each kindergarten student's raw score on the kindergarten reading instrument (TPRI or Tejas LEE) each year, please find instructions below about how to submit the required data for the 2008-2009 school y  more

TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY ISSUES CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING KINDERGARTEN DATA COLLECTION SB 1871 COMPLIANCE
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31 -- The Texas Education Agency issued the following correspondence: To: The Administrator Addressed Re: Kindergarten Data Collection (SB 1871 Compliance) Pursuant to Senate Bill 1871, which requires the superintendent of each school district to electronically report each kindergarten student's raw score on the kindergarten reading instrument (TPRI or Tejas LEE) each year, please find instructions below about how to submit the required data for the 2008-2009 school   more

TEXAS TECH SURVEY PREDICTS SEN. MCCAIN TO WIN TEXAS
LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct. 29 -- Texas Tech University-Lubbock issued the following news release: If the presidential election was held today, a majority of Texans would pick Sen. John McCain for president, according to a poll of voting-age Texans by undergraduate students at the Earl Survey Research Lab at Texas Tech University. In step with Texas' strong Republican leanings, 58 percent of those polled said they'd vote for McCain, while 29 percent said they'd vote for Sen. Barack Obama, showing  more

THE ABERDEEN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WORKFORCE & EDUCATION COMMITTEE HELD ITS ANNUAL CAREER FAIR
ABERDEEN, S.D., Oct. 30 -- Northern State University issued the following news release: The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce Workforce & Education Committee held its annual Career Fair for high school sophomores from schools within 50 miles of Aberdeen. Local businesses provided presenters on twenty-four different career categories, and students selected their personal top three categories. Approximately 500 students from Aberdeen Central, Conde, Doland, Frederick, Groton, Langford, Leola, N  more

THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM AT FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY FEATURED IN PRINCETON REVIEW'S 'BEST 296 BUSINESS SCHOOLS: 2009 EDITION'
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 28 -- Fayetteville State University issued the following press release: The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Fayetteville State University (FSU) is an outstanding business program, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2009 edition of its "Best 296 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review, Oct. 7, 2008). According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Vice   more

The Obama effect
Colombo, Nov. 8 -- A historic day dawned on 5 November 2008 when the first ever black President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas was elected. He was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton's Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. This election brought to bear two fundamental tru  more

THE UNITED STATES AND VIETNAM: EXPANDING RELATIONS
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs issued the following press release: Vietnam relations in recent years have expanded into an increasingly broad number of areas. Nothing demonstrates this more clearly than Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's June 24, 2008 visit to Washington for the fourth top-level visit between our two countries in four years. During this visit the United States and Vietnam worked together on a broad range of shared concerns inclu  more

THOR RECEIVES 'EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION' AWARD
TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 27 -- Maricopa Community Colleges' Rio Salado Community College issued the following news release: Dr. Linda Thor, President of Rio Salado College, the largest (in terms of headcount) of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges, was awarded the 2008 Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) "Excellence In Education" award last week at the RMHC U.S. Scholarship Breakfast. The event raised more than $250,000 to help Arizona high school students attend college, making it one of the   more

Thousands of Counseling Professionals Convene in Honolulu This Week; HCA Presents Four Programs
CHICAGO, March 26 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Nearly 3,000 professional counselors are meeting this week in Honolulu to attend the 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Dr. Bradford P. Keeney, the internationally renowned scholar, therapist, and shaman, will deliver the Opening Keynote Address Friday, March 28 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the Kalakaua Ballroom of the Hawaii Convention Center. Keeney, w  more

THREE NEW WORKING PAPERS PUBLISHED
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy issued the following newsletter: The Office of Advocacy published three new working papers in October. * The Importance of Angel Investing in Financing the Growth of Entrepreneurial Ventures, by Scott Shane, seeks to provide an accurate understanding of the role of angel investing in the entrepreneurial finance system. It finds that the angel capital market is smaller than is generally believed. It is online at ww  more

THREE TECH SENIORS NAMED MACEY SCHOLAR
SOCORRO, N.M., Oct. 31 -- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology issued the following news release: New Mexico Tech has announced the 2008-2009 winners of the Macey Scholars Program scholarships - seniors Kaoutar "Coco" Abbou Oucherif, Peter Valdez and John Korbin. Funded by Tech graduate Bill Macey, the program awards $5,000 to three exception undergraduate students each year. Abbou Oucherif and Valdez are chemical engineering majors. Korbin is working on two bachelor's in mathem  more

TIM HALL INAUGURATED AS 9TH PRESIDENT
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., April 3 -- Austin Peay State University issued the following news release: Eight months after taking the lead, Tim Hall officially took the helm as the ninth president of Austin Peay State University during an inaugural ceremony April 2. After reciting the Pledge of Office from Dr. Charles Manning, Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor, Hall delivered an inaugural address to an audience of faculty, staff, students and community members in the Music/Mass Communication Bu  more

TIME TRAVEL IN EASTERN PINAL COUNTY
ORACLE, Ariz., March 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Walking side-by-side with Sarah Luchetta through the eastern region of Pinal County is a better anthropologic experience than eating popcorn in front of the History Channel's latest excursion into the past. Thanks to Central Arizona College's Community Education program, Luchetta is bringing her experience and expertise to the Aravaipa region for a carefully navigated journey through local mountain time.   more

TOLAR SELECTED AS INTERIM DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES AT KANSAS STATE
MANHATTAN, Kan., Oct. 30 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: M. Duane Nellis, provost and senior vice president at Kansas State University, announced the selection of Mary Hale Tolar as the interim director of the School of Leadership Studies effective Jan. 1, 2009. "I am confident Mary will do an excellent job providing leadership during this dynamic time for the school and in the context of its potential impact on the university," Nellis said. "My decision was b  more

Tonko Kicks-Off Campaign for Congress
ALBANY, N.Y., May 20 -- Former New York State Assemblyman Paul Tonko, the Democratic nominee in New York's 21st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Former Assemblyman Paul Tonko today formally announced that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 21st Congressional District. Tonko was joined at his announcement by a progressive coalition of friends and supporters at the Labor Temple in Albany. "In the days to come, I will ask the voters of the 21st Congressi  more

TOO GOOD FOR DRUGS KIDS NIGHT OUT SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 27
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 20 -- The City of Naperville issued the following news release: The Naperville Police Department, in cooperation with the Brunswick Zone at 1515 Aurora Avenue, is hosting "Too Good For Drugs Kids Night Out" on Monday, October 27, 2008 from 6 to 9 p.m. For $5, each child will receive an event pass for the evening. The pass entitles each child to unlimited carnival rides and reduced prices for snacks and game keys. Brunswick Zone has pledged to donate 50% of all profits f  more

TOOELE CAMPUS DEAN CANDIDATE VISITS UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 27 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: The first of two finalists for the dean and executive director position at the Utah State University Tooele campus will visit Tooele and Logan this week. The second candidate will be interviewing next week. Candidate Donn Shilling is from the University of Georgia. He will spend Wednesday at the Tooele campus visiting with various groups and constituencies. He is featured in an open forum Wednesday, Oct. 29 fr  more

TOWSON UNIVERSITY TO HOST 2008 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DAY ON NOV. 6
TOWSON, Md., Oct. 29 -- Towson University issued the following news release: Several hundred high school and community college students from the Baltimore region are expected to attend the 2008 Science and Technology Day at Towson University on November 6. The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. until noon, will be held in the Chesapeake Rooms at TU's University Union. The program is geared toward students interested in attending a four-year university, such as TU. The TU MB3 Club, a stude  more

TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 15 MEETING
AUSTIN, Texas, July 15 -- The Travis County Commissioners Court issued the following meeting agenda: It is the practice of the Travis County Commissioners Court to allow the public to testify before the Commissioners Court on any item listed on this agenda, whether it is posted formally as a public hearing or not. CITIZENS COMMUNICATION Video Text CONSENT ITEMS Video Text (SEE LIST OF CONSENT ITEMS) SPECIAL ITEM 1. CONSIDER AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON AN ORDER PR  more

TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ISSUES AGENDA FOR JUNE 24 MEETING
AUSTIN, Texas, June 24 -- The Travis County Commissioners Court issued the following meeting agenda: It is the practice of the Travis County Commissioners Court to allow the public to testify before the Commissioners Court on any item listed on this agenda, whether it is posted formally as a public hearing or not. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING A REQUEST TO AUTHORIZE THE FILING OF AN INSTRUMENT TO VACATE TWO FIVE FOOT PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENTS LOCATED ALONG EITHER SIDE OF   more

TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 13 MEETING
AUSTIN, Texas, May 13 -- The Travis County Commissioners Court issued the following meeting agenda: It is the practice of the Travis County Commissioners Court to allow the public to testify before the Commissioners Court on any item listed on this agenda, whether it is posted formally as a public hearing or not. CITIZENS COMMUNICATION Hear the discussion. View text file of discussion. CONSENT ITEMS Hear the discussion. View text file of discussion. (SEE LIST OF CONSENT I  more

TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 20 MEETING
AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 -- The Travis County Commissioners Court issued the following meeting agenda: It is the practice of the Travis County Commissioners Court to allow the public to testify before the Commissioners Court on any item listed on this agenda, whether it is posted formally as a public hearing or not. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING A PLAT FOR RECORDING IN PRECINCT THREE: REVISED PLAT OF LOT 42A AND LOTS 43 AND 44, CURIOSITY CAVE SUBDIVISION (3 TOTAL LOTS). (CO  more

TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 16 MEETING
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 16 -- The Travis County Commissioners Court issued the following meeting agenda: Voting Sessions begin at 9:00 AM unless scheduled otherwise. It is the practice of the Travis County Commissioners Court to allow the public to testify before the Commissioners Court on any item listed on this agenda, whether it is posted formally as a public hearing or not. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. RECEIVE COMMENTS REGARDING THE TRAVIS COUNTY TAX RATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2009 COUNTY BUDGE  more

TRAVIS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 23 MEETING
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23 -- The Travis County Commissioners Court issued the following meeting agenda: It is the practice of the Travis County Commissioners Court to allow the public to testify before the Commissioners Court on any item listed on this agenda, whether it is posted formally as a public hearing or not. PUBLIC HEARINGS 1. RECEIVE COMMENTS ON FISCAL YEAR 2009 TAX RATE AND BUDGET. (ACTION ITEMS #8 AND #9) 2. RECEIVE COMMENTS ON A PLAT FOR RECORDING IN PRECINCT THREE: RESUBD  more

TRI-C EASTERN CAMPUS ART STUDENTS PERSONALLY EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN EXHIBIT
HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio, Oct. 30 -- Cuyahoga Community College issued the following news release: A free, public art exhibition focusing on a select group of students from the Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus Art Department was unveiled on Tuesday. The exhibit - called Personal Expressions/Featured Students - opened with a well-received evening reception. Each featured student is represented by a body of work exemplifying excellence and maturity in their chosen medium/discipline. Mor  more

Tribal Voter Education Efforts Underway
BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 27 -- United Tribes Technical College issued the following news release: Increasing the participation of American Indian voters in the November General Election is again the goal of the North Dakota Tribal Voter Education Project, coordinated by United Tribes Technical College. The focus of the non-partisan voter education activities is to inform tribal college students about the procedures and importance of American Indian voter participation in the upcoming national   more

TRIO DAY AT CAPITOL
ORLANDO, Fla., April 14 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College will host TRIO Day at the Capitol to showcase the TRIO programs and some of its students. TRIO Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. About TRIO Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate an  more

TRUSTEES MEETING NOV. 13 INCLUDES REPORTS ON DIVERSITY, CORRECTIONS EDUCATION, BUDGET
LYNNWOOD, Wash., Nov. 3 -- Edmonds Community College issued the following news release: The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees holds a regular meeting 4:30 p.m., Nov. 13 in Snohomish Hall 304. The meeting will include recognition of retiree Karen Thielke and reports on equity and diversity, corrections education and budget reductions.  more

TWENTY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CITIES ADDRESS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ISSUES
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 22 -- The city of Beverly Hills issued the following news release: Twenty Southern California cities* are working to address environmental and safety concerns caused by stormwater drainage at local beaches. The cities are sharing successful initiatives and promoting best practices across the region in an effort to improve water quality and enhance the beach experience for residents and tourists alike. These twenty cities have been working aggressively to protect   more

TWENTY-FIRST UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO PH.D. PROGRAM APPROVED
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 27 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: UTSA's 21st doctoral degree program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Ph.D. program in interdisciplinary learning and teaching will be implemented in fall 2009 and housed in the College of Education and Human Development. The addition of a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary learning and teaching is consistent with the goals of UTSA to become a premiere research univers  more

TWO TEXAS TECH STUDENTS SELECTED AS NATIONAL FFA OFFICERS
LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct. 31 -- Texas Tech University-Lubbock issued the following news release: Two students from Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications will serve as 2008-2009 officers for National FFA. Two students from Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications will serve as 2008-2009 officers for National FFA. Riley Branch, an interdisciplinary agriculture major from Aspermont, Texas, was chosen as national vi  more

TWO TEXAS TECH STUDENTS SELECTED AS NATIONAL FFA OFFICERS
LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct. 31 -- The Texas Tech University System issued the following news release: Two students from Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications will serve as 2008-2009 officers for National FFA. Riley Branch, an interdisciplinary agriculture major from Aspermont, Texas, was chosen as national vice-president representing the Westerm Region; Laila Hajji, an interdisciplinary agriculture major form Guthrie, Okla., was chosen as national vice-pr  more

TWO UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON PROFESSORS TO BE FEATURED ON "WITH GOOD REASON' RADIO PROGRAM
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., May 22 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Two University of Mary Washington professors will be featured on the radio program "With Good Reason" during May and June. On Saturday, May 24 through Friday, May 30, Emile Lester, assistant professor of political science, will examine a pioneering high school class that is teaching the religions of the world to promote tolerance among students. On Saturday, May 31 through Thursday, June 5, Craig N  more

U. S., CANADA TO HOST COLLEGE FAIR IN HARARE
HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: Seventeen colleges and universities from the United States and Canada will participate at this year's Universities and Colleges Fair. The fair, co-organized by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the U. S. Embassy's EducationUSA Advising Center, will be held on Wednesday, November 5 from 1500 to 1800 in the Stuart Ballroom at the Meikles Hotel in Harare.The event is open to A level high school student  more

U.S. AMBASSADOR AND GULF UNIVERSITY FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY RENEW MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING
KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 26 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the text of the following news release: On Sunday, October 26, 2008 U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Deborah K. Jones and Gulf University for Science & Technology (GUST) President Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Muhailan renewed a Memorandum of ýUnderstanding (MOU) concerning the operation of an American Corner library at GUST. To date, the ýU.S. Embassy has established American Corners in Kuwait at the American University of ýKuwait, Kuwait University, and the Gu  more

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AWARDS NORTH CAROLINA AG & TECH STATE UNIVERSITY $750,000 GRANT
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 24 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Stephanie L. Lusk, an assistant professor in the department of human development and services in the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University, has received a five-year grant in the amount of $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. This grant will serve to increase the number of qualified rehabilitation counselors wh  more

U.S. NEWS, WORLD REPORT SELECTS UMDNJ FOR 'AMERICA'S BEST GRADUATE SCHOOLS'
NEWARK, N.J., April 1 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey figured prominently in the newest list by U.S. News & World Report of America's best graduate schools. The magazine's list of top medical schools for 2009 included the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine among the nation's best for Geriatrics, while the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School was selected for both Research and   more

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION MARGARET SPELLINGS TO SPEAK AT NYIT'S ABU DHABI CAMPUS
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 31 -- The New York Institute of Technology issued the following news release: New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has announced that U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will visit its Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.) campus on Monday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. (6 a.m. EST). During her visit, Secretary Spellings will speak to NYIT-Abu Dhabi students, faculty, and staff, as well as invited guests from the business, educational, and government sectors. Secretary Spellings is the   more

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION MARGARET SPELLINGS VISITS NYIT'S ABU DHABI CAMPUS
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y., Nov. 4 -- The New York Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Citing New York Institute of Technology as a "trailblazer" in higher education, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings toured the NYIT-Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.) campus yesterday with NYIT President Edward Guiliano, and spoke to a group of 170 NYIT-Abu Dhabi students, faculty, and staff, as well as invited guests from the business, educational, and government sectors. Spellings told the audie  more

U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION VISITS ZAMBIA
LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Embassy issued the following press release: U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings recently paid a visit to Zambia, where she took a close look at a variety of education programs which are supported by the U.S. Government. Secretary Spellings visited schools and met with students, educators and GRZ representatives in both Lusaka and Livingstone. She was clearly impressed by what she saw, saying she "was struck by how much we have in common." In   more

UL LAFAYETTE FOUNDATION HONORS DISTINGUISHED DONORS
LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 29 -- The University of Louisiana issued the following news release: Perseverance is a great way to describe a group of friends, colleagues and fellow musicians who are honoring the memory Dr. Tommy Comeaux. The Lafayette pathology doctor and musician for BeauSoleil died in 1997. That same year, a group of friends began raising money in his honor. On Tuesday, during the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation's annual Distinguished Donor Reception, the group re  more

ULM JOINS UL SYSTEM IN ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
MONROE, La., Oct. 24 -- The University of Louisiana at Monroe issued the following news release: Utilizing faculty experts and staff, the University of Louisiana at Monroe will participate in a study that analyzes ULM's impact on the economy and quality of life in Louisiana. The report, coordinated by Applied Research Technology Corporation of Baton Rouge, will incorporate ULM's economic footprint and that of the other seven institutions in the University of Louisiana System. Results are expe  more

UMDNJ MEDICAL STUDENTS HONOR THEIR "SILENT TEACHERS" DURING MEMORIAL SERVICE
STRATFORD, N.J., April 30 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Anatomy class is one of the rites of passage for beginning medical students and most physicians never forget that first patient who helped them begin to understand the wonders of the human body. During the Anatomy Memorial Service, on Thursday, May 1, at 4:30 p.m., in the school's courtyard, current first-year students at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine will pay sole  more

UMDNJ OFFERS FREE ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS FOR ADULTS ON APRIL 24 IN NEWARK, SOMERDALE
NEWARK, N.J., April 17 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Detection and removal of small precancerous growths are essential to preventing oral cancer, which kills more people in the United States each year than cervical cancer or melanoma. To prevent oral cancer and curb oral cancer-related deaths, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) invites adults to obtain a free oral cancer screening on April 24 between 9 a  more

UMDNJ PLASTIC SURGEON INTRODUCES ELECTRONIC MEDICAL JOURNAL
NEWARK, N.J., April 9 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: A Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School has embarked on a mission to provide open access to vital information on plastic surgery via the internet. ePlasty, created by Mark Granick, MD, Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery, in conjunction with two of his associates, Dr. Stephen Milner, professor of P  more

UMDNJ SENDS 297 NEW PHYSICIANS TO HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE
NEWARK, N.J., March 20 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Laughter, tears and shrieks of joy erupted at noon today on the campuses of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School moments after nearly 300 medical students nervously opened envelopes that held the most important news of their budding medical careers: their first jobs as physicians. Today was Match Day across America, the day when thousa  more

UMDNJ TO HOST INFORMATION SESSIONS ON URBAN SYSTEMS PHD AND DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE PROGRAMS
NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 29 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -School of Nursing invites prospective students to attend a Doctoral Programs Open House to learn about the Urban Health track of its joint Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Systems degree and its Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program. The Open House will be held Thursday, March 27 at the Stanley Bergen Building, 65 Bergen Str  more

UMDNJ TRUSTEES APPROVE DEAN FOR STRATFORD MEDICAL SCHOOL
NEWARK, N.J., July 24 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Dr. Thomas A. Cavalieri, FACOI, FACP, AGSF, as dean of the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford. The approval by the Board of Trustees confirms the recommendation made last month by Dr. William F. Owen, Jr., president of UMDNJ. Dr. Cavalieri has served as inte  more

UMDNJ-NEW JERSEY DENTAL SCHOOL'S ORAL BIOLOGY FACULTY IS RANKED SEVENTH IN THE NATION FOR SCHOLARLY PRODUCTIVITY BY THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
NEWARK, N.J., March 26 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)-New Jersey Dental School's oral biology faculty seventh in 2007 for scholarly productivity among universities that offered Ph.D. programs in oral biology and craniofacial science. The index examined a total of 164,843 faculty members listed on Ph.D. programs' Web sites. Eac  more

UMDNJ-ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL PHYSICIAN ADVOCATES FOR TREATING HYPERTENSION IN VERY OLD PERSONS
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 1 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: In an editorial released today that will appear in the May 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, John B. Kostis, MD, the John G. Detwiler Professor of Cardiology, professor of medicine and chair, department of medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and chief of medical service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, advocates that it is never too l  more

UMDNJ-SCHOOL OF NURSING HONORS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS AND NEWARK OFFICIAL AT RECOGNITION CEREMONY
NEWARK, N.J., July 25 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: Newark Child and Family Well-Being Director Maria Vizcarrondo and 19 nursing students were honored by University of Medicine and Dentistry - School of Nursing at its Nursing Student Ambassador Induction and Recognition Ceremony held recently at the Chateau of Spain Restaurant in Newark. Keith H. Green, president and CEO of the United Way of Essex and West Hudson, was guest speaker  more

UN SUMMIT IN MUMBAI CALLS FOR YOUTH ACTION
Mumbai, Nov. 08 -- (IANS) "Yes, We Can." US President-elect Barack Obama's famous inspiring words resounded at the Mahalaxmi Turf Club, as nearly 300 youngsters from around the world pledged to help create a better world here Saturday. The youngsters are in Mumbai for the inauguration of the Indian chapter of the four-day United Nations Global Millennium Development Goals Summit, under the auspices of World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and the Indian Federation of United Na  more

UNIVERSITIES LAUNCH HISTORIC ALLIANCE
ATHENS, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University and eight historically black colleges and universities will meet Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to officially announce a new educational partnership - The Interlink Alliance. The unique alliance will address some of the most pressing issues facing these and other higher education institutions. Members of the alliance have pledged to work cooperatively in three key areas: fa  more

UNIVERSITY HALL GOES 'GREEN'
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 30 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: The more than 70-year-old University Hall on the Indiana State University campus retains its familiar brown brick exterior, but the building is going "green" as it undergoes a renovation to serve as the new home of the ISU College of Education. "We're making extensive use of recycled steel in the interior studs of the building," said Steve Culp, construction manager with ISU Facilities Management.   more

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON EXTENDS GLOBAL OUTREACH WITH CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 4 -- University of Akron issued the following news release: The University of Akron is ushering in a new era of international cooperation and access as it opens its Confucius Institute on Nov. 17, in partnership with China's Henan University. Through the institute, Akron-area residents will receive Mandarin Chinese-language instruction and Chinese-culture enrichment on the UA campus, at various locations in the community and via distance learning beginning in spring 2009. UA  more

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO OPEN MIDPOINT CAMPUS CENTER
ELYRIA, Ohio, Oct. 28 -- Lorain County Community College issued the following news release: To meet the goals of the new University System of Ohio of providing greater access and increasing participation in college by Ohioans, Lorain County Community College and The University of Akron will open a learning center in Brunswick called the Midpoint Campus Center. "LCCC and The University of Akron have a history of partnering together to leverage resources to provide quality, cost-effective ed  more

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT HUNTSVILLE STUDENT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP FROM NATIONAL SPACE ORGANIZATION
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 27 -- The University of Alabama at Huntsville issued the following news release: Ashley Campbell, a senior at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, is one of four students in the nation to be awarded a scholarship from the Universities Space Research Association. Ms. Campbell is majoring in physics and mathematics, was chosen to receive the John R. Sevier Memorial Scholarship. "It's a tremendous and well-deserved honor for Ashley Campbell to be awarded this pre  more

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE IS HELPING U.S. ARMY FIND A NEW STRATEGY - FOR EDUCATION
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 4 -- The University of Alabama at Huntsville issued the following news release: The University of Alabama in Huntsville has been enlisted to help the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) modernize its logistics operations. Researchers in UAHuntsville's Center for the Management of Science and Technology (CMOST) will develop the educational strategy for a flanking maneuver around old habits, ancient procedures and a plethora of free-standing legacy systems developed indep  more

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR 'MISS UCO 2009' SCHOLARSHIP TITLE
EDMOND, Okla., Nov. 4 -- The University of Central Oklahoma issued the following news release: Twelve University of Central Oklahoma students will compete for the title of Miss UCO 2009 as a part of the university's annual scholarship pageant at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, in Constitution Hall of UCO's Nigh University Center. Themed this year as "The Beauty of UCO," the pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Oklahoma and Miss America pageants, offering winners both cash and UCO tuiti  more

UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY NAMES DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
FINDLAY, Ohio, March 17 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay welcomes Donna Gruber of Findlay as its director of undergraduate admissions. In her new position, she is responsible for providing leadership to the University's undergraduate recruiting program and the management of all processes and procedures related to the recruiting, monitoring, admitting and enrolling of full-time undergraduate students. "Donna brings with her a wealth of enr  more

UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONWIDE TEACH-IN ON GLOBAL WARMING
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 28 --University of Findlay issued the following news release: On Thursday, Jan. 31, The University of Findlay will participate in a Focus The Nation teach-in on global warming solutions, centered on using education, civic engagement and leadership to find a solution to global warming. More than 1,100 colleges and universities in all 50 states will participate. The teach-in will kick off nationally Jan. 30, with the "2% Solution" Web cast produced by the National Wildlif  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS TO HONOR STUDENTS COMPETING FOR RHODES, MARSHALL, CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIPS
LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 28 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University of Kansas will honor seniors who are competing for one of three prestigious scholarships that provide tuition and living expenses for graduate study in Great Britain or Ireland: the Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarships. The nominees will be honored from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at a reception in Nunemaker Center. Seven seniors are competing in the Rhodes and Marshall s  more

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS TO HOST CANDIDATE FORUM ON HIGHER EDUCATION
LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 27 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: The University of Kansas Edwards Campus will host the last in a series of five candidate forums discussing higher education. The forum will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 165 Regnier Hall, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park. It was organized by the Kansas Board of Regents. Participants will discuss the vital role higher education institutions play in economic growth and t  more

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA SYSTEM TO SIGN EDUCATION AGREEMENT WITH KAZAKHSTAN
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 28 -- The University of Louisiana System issued the following news release: The University of Louisiana System will form an agreement with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan that will promote educational opportunities between the UL System's eight universities and Caspian State University of Technology and Engineering. UL System President Randy Moffett and representatives of the Kazakhstan delegation will sign a memorandum of understa  more

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA SYSTEM TO SIGN EDUCATION AGREEMENT WITH KAZAKHSTAN
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 28 -- The University of Louisiana System issued the following news release: The University of Louisiana System will form an agreement with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan that will promote educational opportunities between the UL System's eight universities and Caspian State University of Technology and Engineering. UL System President Randy Moffett and representatives of the Kazakhstan delegation will sign a memorandum of understa  more

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT MACHIAS TO HOST EDUCATION COMMISSIONER OCT. 29
MACHIAS, Maine, Sept. 6 -- University of Maine at Machias issued the following press release: Susan Gendron, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Education, will give a public address on Education Policy Issues and Challenges at the University of Maine at Machias on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Portside room of Kimball Hall. Commissioner Gendron is coming at the invitation of UMM President Cynthia Huggins as part of the college's efforts to mark a century of teacher educati  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT OF PARK & SHOP
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Oct. 17 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: The University of Mary Washington Foundation announced today its plans for the first phase of construction for the Park & Shop retail center, now known as Eagle Village. The UMW Foundation will begin construction of apartment-style student residences, a secured transportation center, a pedestrian bridge spanning U.S. 1, and new retail, restaurant and "Class-A" office space on seven acres at the no  more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON NAMES CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, VICE PRESIDENT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Aug. 14 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: Khalil Yazdi has been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President for Information Technology and Institutional Research at the University of Mary Washington, effective August 11. Serving as the link between the operations of data collection, analyses and reporting and information technology, Dr. Yazdi will oversee the university's Information Resources division, as well as the Office   more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON NAMES FIRST DISTANCE AND BLENDED LEARNING DIRECTOR
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 17 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: John R. St.Clair, III, an expert in the delivery of online academic offerings, has been named to the newly established position of Director of Distance and Blended Learning at the University of Mary Washington. St.Clair has extensive experience in higher education, including six years as a leading administrator for the statewide online degree programs in Tennessee as well as nearly two decades as   more

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON TO HOST CONFERENCE ON DIVERSITY IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, SEPT. 20
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Sept. 9 -- Mary Washington University issued the following news release: The University of Mary Washington will host a literacy conference celebrating diversity in children's literature and featuring award-winning children's author Janet Morgan Stoeke as keynote speaker on Saturday, Sept. 20. The conference will include workshops on such topics as using literature to teach social justice, the writing process, using television to teach reading skills, teaching for the c  more

UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY ESTABLISHES NEW MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS IN NURSING EDUCATION, COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
NEWARK, N.J., July 25 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: A major contributing factor in the ongoing national shortage of nurses is the increasing deficit of full-time nursing faculty with master's and doctoral degrees. To address this issue, the UMDNJ-School of Nursing has established a new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in Education with classes starting in September. "Nationwide, nursing schools can admit only a percentage  more

UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY-NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL JOINS ALLIANCE TO HELP IMPLEMENT NORTHEAST REGIONAL HEALTH CAREER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH
NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 11 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School has joined forces with Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA), and two other major urban centers, to help implement a new Northeast Regional Health Career Opportunity Program geared toward exposing disadvantaged students to healthcare professions. The unique partnership, made possible through a three-yea  more

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE STUDENT GROUP TO HOST FIFTH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 30 -- The University of North Carolina-Asheville issued the following press release: Despite human right advances around the world, violations persist. Newspaper headlines remind readers that challenges from refugee camps to brutal dictators call for greater attention. To answer the need for awareness and education on these and other issues, UNC Asheville's Amnesty International Student Chapter will hold its fifth annual Human Rights Film Festival November 10-14. Some  more

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE PLATEAU CENTER TO HOLD NOVEMBER CATTLE SALE
CROSSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 31 -- The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture issued the following news release: The University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center will host a fall sale of cattle from its herd on Friday, November 21, starting at 10:00 a.m. CST. The sale will feature 50 open and bred cows, all of which are registered Angus, Gelbvieh or Balancer cows. Minimum bids per head will be required. The cows will be penned and available for viewing beginning Nov  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO RECEIVES $1.2M GIFT FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 28 -- The University of Texas at San Antonio issued the following news release: The UTSA Department of Music has been awarded a $1.2 million estate gift to establish the Charlotte Louise Dashiell and Lota M. Spell Fund. The endowment will be used to establish and maintain music education programs for children ages three to 12 and to train music teachers devoted to teaching children in this age group. The donation from the estate of Houston resident Lota Rae Wilkinson, who  more

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM BOARD OF REGENTS' CHAIRMAN CAVEN ISSUES STATEMENT ON CIGARROA'S DECISION TO STEP DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 31 -- The University of Texas System issued the following news release: University of Texas System Board of Regents' Chairman H. Scott Caven, Jr., and UT System Interim Chancellor Kenneth I. Shine issued the following statements today (Oct. 31) regarding Dr. Francisco Cigarroa's decision to step down as president of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio by August 31, 2009. Statement from Chairman Caven: "On behalf of the UT System Board of Regents, I would like t  more

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO ADDS 16 DEVICES TO COMBAT SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 31 -- University of Toledo issued the following news release: According to the American Heart Association, a person dies in the time it takes you to download a half dozen music files or scribble a "to-do" list. That adds up to 200,000 Americans each year who die from sudden cardiac arrest or SCA. To help even the odds for those who suffer from SCA, UT has installed 16 additional automated external defibrillators (AEDs) throughout Health Science, Main and Scott Park campu  more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ENGINEERING PROFESSORS ARE PART OF NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR BIORENEWABLE CHEMICALS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 29 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: Two University of Virginia engineering professors -- Robert Davis, professor and chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering, and Matt Neurock, professor of chemical engineering and chemistry -- are part of a unique research team in the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals at Iowa State University. The main goal of the center, which was funded   more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA ENGINEERING SCHOOL BENEFITS FROM VOLKSWAGEN EDUCATION INITIATIVE
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 29 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: The University of Virginia will benefit from a new five-year, $2.1 million education initiative from Volkswagen Group of America Inc., designed to support students and teachers interested in advanced automotive technology and next-generation automotive engineering. The company announced its "Partners in Education" program -- a partnership with schools and technical institutions throughout Virgini  more

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION RECEIVE $1 MILLION GRANT TO STUDY POTENTIAL OF SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOLS TO INCREASE SCIENCE RESEARCH CAREERS
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 29 -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release: The University of Virginia, in partnership with the American Psychological Association, has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a three-year study on the contributions made by specialized public high schools to the development of scientific researchers in the life, physical and behavioral sciences. "Specialized public high schools of science, mathematics an  more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS FACULTY, STAFF HONORED AT RECEPTION
RIVER FALLS, Wis., Oct. 20 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls issued the following news release: Several University of Wisconsin-River Falls employees were awarded the top recognition awards at a reception in the University Center Oct. 15. Chancellor Connie Foster opened the ceremony, thanking the recipients for their service and commitment to UWRF. "The leadership recognized here today is an important part of a tradition of excellence and the culture of this campus," she said.   more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-ROCK COUNTY OFFERS ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES
JANESVILLE, Wis., Oct. 7 -- The University of Wisconsin-Rock County the following news release: The Office of Continuing Education at UW-Rock County is offering the following courses for adults on the campus at 2909 Kellogg Ave.: Mandarin Chinese meets at 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 16. Participants will learn about 350 Chinese characters, grammar and practical sentences to use in everyday interactions. The $228 fee includes the text book. American Quilts meets at 6:30-8:30 p.m.   more

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WASHINGTON COUNTY ADDS FOUR NEW FACULTY AND LIBRARY DIRECTOR
WEST BEND, Wis., Aug. 18 -- The University of Wisconsin-Washington County the following news release: Four new tenure track faculty positions have been created at UW-Washington County this fall. The new faculty include: Dylan Bennett (Political Science), Tobias Keidl (Physics and Astronomy) Tait Szabo (Philosophy), and Kirk Tyvela (History). Also joining the staff is Michelle Harrell Washington, as the new Director of Library Sciences. Dylan Bennett earned his Master's and PhD in political  more

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING ARMY ROTC 10-MILER TEAM PLACES FIFTH IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
LARAMIE, Wyo., Oct. 29 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: Training at 7,200 feet has its advantages. The University of Wyoming ROTC team earlier this month placed fifth in its division among 50 participating squads at the 23rd annual Army Ten Miler race in Washington, D.C. The race started and ended at the Pentagon, with the course taking runners past historic sites in the nation's capitol. Starting with about 1,000 runners in its first year, the Army Ten Mi  more

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES NAMES ALUMNI OF THE YEAR
LARAMIE, Wyo., Nov. 3 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: The University of Wyoming's College of Health Sciences has announced its alumni of the year. "The College of Health Sciences considers its alumni invaluable assets as they conscientiously and professionally serve their communities and actively support programs of the college and the university," says Beverly Sullivan, interim dean of college." It was a pleasure for college faculty, students and friends to  more

UNIVERSITY THEATRE TO STAGE AMERICAN OPERA 'STREET SCENE'
LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 28 -- The University of Kansas issued the following news release: University Theatre and the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Kanas are staging the American opera "Street Scene," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on Stage Too! in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre. With a script by Rice, lyrics by African-American poet Langston Hughes and music by the German   more

UNIVERSITY TO HOST ALABAMA ASSOCIATION FOR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., April 1 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Institutional Researchers from throughout the state will visit Jacksonville State University Thursday and Friday for the 22nd annual Alabama Association for Institutional Research (ALAIR) conference, hosted this year by the JSU Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. Organizers chose A Breath of Fresh AIR as the theme for this years conference because, in addition to the opportunity to  more

UNIVERSITY TRAINING PROGRAM TO HELP WOUNDED WARRIORS
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 5 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: More than 65,000 military personnel have been wounded by hostile and nonhostile acts in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. In addition to advances in medical care, recreation programming is playing an important role in reintegrating these individuals into military, family and community life. To help these wounded warriors, Penn State has developed a first-of-its-kind training program for military re  more

UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS, COURSES
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 28 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Dont miss KATHRYN TUCKER WINDHAM, the Ghost Lady, who teaches workshops in The Art of Storytelling for the Office of Continuing Education (CNED) Saturday, April 12th, from 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. and again in the afternoon from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. And, following Ms. Windham, RENEE MORRISON, the Barking Dog Lady, will give us another perspective on storytelling Saturday, April 19th, from 1:30 p  more

Upward Bound Open House
GALESBURG, Ill., July 7 -- Carl Sandburg College issued the following news release: Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound students will have the opportunity to show the community what they have learned during their summer programs on Thursday during Display Day. The open house will be held in the main lobby of the Carl Sandburg College main campus (D building) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with projects on display. Sixteen students completed the five-week program where they were divided into two pro  more

URBAN FORUM EXAMINES NEW ADMINISTRATION'S AGENDA FOR URBAN EDUCATION
MILWAUKEE, Nov. 3 -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee issued the following news release: The School of Education's 12th annual Urban Forum is set for Thursday, Nov. 6 in the UWM Union. This year's daylong conference will focus on how the educational agenda of the new administration will impact educators' preparedness for the challenges they face in urban classrooms. The program features two keynote speakers. Robin D.G. Kelley, professor of history and American Studies and ethnicity at  more

USAID AFRICA HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT CONCLUDES WITH SUCCESS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development issued the following press release: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Africa Regional Higher Education Summit successfully concluded on Friday in Kigali, Rwanda. The President of the Rwanda Senate and Rwandan Ministers of Science and Technology, Education, and Finance participated in the three-day Summit, along with U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, U.S. Charg� d'Affaires Cheryl Sim, and U  more

USDA AWARDS $8.78 MILLION IN RISK MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS, INCLUDING ONES TO TRADITIONALLY UNDER-SERVED CUSTOMERS
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency has issued the following press release: USDA is awarding $8.78 million in agricultural risk management partnership agreements, including ones for outreach and education opportunities to limited-resource and other traditionally under-served farmers and ranchers, throughout the United States. These agreements will provide funds for projects to develop new risk management tools for farmers and ranchers. Funding  more

USDA AWARDS NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY $181,000 DISTANCE LEARNING GRANT
ALVA, Okla., Oct. 23 -- Northwestern Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: Northwestern Oklahoma State University has been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the amount of $181,169 to purchase equipment to improve the distance education capabilities at its three campuses and to provide educational opportunities to three partner public schools. Brent Kisling, USDA state director, presented Northwestern with the funds at a ceremo  more

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS COME TO EPHRAIM
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 28 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: Two programs in early childhood education are available in Ephraim through the partnership between Snow College and Utah State University. Both programs lead to licensure to teach kindergarten, which is an area of growing concern in Utah. "Early Childhood Education is gaining attention across the nation, and there is a critical need for licensed kindergarten teachers in Utah," said Susan Talley, associate prof  more

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY GRANT TO ADDRESS CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF TRAINED SPECIALISTS
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 30 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: Utah State University's Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education has received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the nationwide lack of well-trained pediatric audiologists and speech-language pathologists who have the skills to provide services to infants, toddlers and preschoolers with hearing loss. The USU project will establish a model of interdisciplinary trai  more

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT FACULTY MEMBER IS TOP TEACHER IN 'TEACHER FEATURE'
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 24 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: Cindy Dewey, head of the vocal studies area in Utah State University's Department of Music in the Caine School of the Arts, was honored as a top educator in the state. Dewey was in the spotlight in a "Teacher Feature" segment on KSL Radio the morning of Oct. 14 and was presented a plaque by Kevin Flint of Zions Bank as Utah's "Teacher of the Week" during a Music Department faculty meeting Oct. 21. "I cannot  more

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY SEMINAR AIMS TO PROMOTE HIGH ACCOUNTING STANDARDS, ETHICS
LOGAN, Utah, Oct. 20 -- Utah State University issued the following news release: With corporate corruption, fraud and ethical misdeads in the news, the student leaders of a non-profit organization at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business have planned a seminar to educate students and professionals about the benefits of adhering to high accounting standards in the workplace. "The world is in a tough economic position right now and part of that has been caused by many corrupt business pract  more

VAQUERA TRACK & FIELD PREVIEW
COOLIDGE, Ariz., March 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Central Arizona College head women's track and field coach Tony Dougherty is trying for the double-trifecta in 2008. His Vaqueras will begin their quest for a third straight National Junior College Division I National Championship on Feb. 22 when the season commences on Central's Signal Peak Campus. But Dougherty's runners, jumpers and throwers also have an opportunity to become the third Central Ariz  more

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ISSUES DIRECTIVE REGARDING INFLUENZA VACCINE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 2008-09
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration issued the following directive: 1. PURPOSE: This Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive provides policy for the implementation and use of influenza vaccine for 2008-2009. 2. BACKGROUND a. The influenza vaccination program is an essential component of VHA's health promotion and disease prevention programs. Influenza is a cause of substantial morbidity and mortality in the United States.  more

View From the Hill: Defense Authorization Bill Has Positive Aspects
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 1 -- The Association of the United States Army issued the following newsletter article: Well, folks, at the eleventh hour - no, make that the fourteenth hour - Congress finally sent the Fiscal Year 2009 Defense Authorization Bill to the president for signature. While it is missing many amendments that AUSA had hoped to see included, it does have many positive aspects. The bill authorizes $531.4 billion in base Defense Department spending, along with an additional $68.6  more

VIRGINIA BEACH ELEMENTARY TEACHER LATEST TO RECEIVE $25,000 MILKEN AWARD
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31 -- The Virginia Department of Education issued the following news release: A Virginia Beach third-grade teacher is the third Virginia educator this year to receive a $25,000 award from the Milken Family Foundation. Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright presented the Virginia Beach award today during a surprise assembly at the winner's school. Yesterday, Dr. Wright and Milken Family Foundation Senior Vice President Jane Foley made unannounced visits to   more

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR JULY 17 BOARD MEETING
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 23 -- The Virginia Department of Education issued the following board agenda: 9:00 a.m. FULL BOARD CONVENES ` Moment of Silence Pledge of Allegiance Highlight on a New Reading Resource for Virginia's Parents and Communities Approval of Minutes of the September 25, 2008, Meeting of the Board Public Comment Consent Agenda A. Final Review of Financial Report on Literary Fund B. Final Review of Recommendations Concerning Applications for Literary Fund L  more

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR SEPT. 25 BOARD MEETING
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 25 -- The Virginia Department of Education issued the following board agenda: 9:00 a.m. FULL BOARD CONVENES ` Moment of Silence Pledge of Allegiance Approval of Minutes of the July 17, 2008, Meeting of the Board Public Comment Action/Discussion: Board of Education Regulations A. Final Review of Proposed New Regulations Governing Public Participation (8 VAC 20- 11-10) and Repeal of Public Participation Guidelines (8 VAC 20-10-10 et seq.) Under the Fast Tr  more

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA SUMMARY FOR SEPT. 25 MEETING
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 25 -- The Virginia Department of Education issued the following board agenda summary: Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance Recognitions * The Board recognized Dr. Billy K. Cannaday Jr. for his tenure as Virginia superintendent of public instruction. Public Comment * Kitty Boitnott, president of the Virginia Education Association, discussed Standards of Quality funding. * Thomas Nash, executive director of intervention and prevention services for the Virg  more

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES BOARD AGENDA MINUTES OF JULY 17 MEETING
RICHMOND, Va., July 17 -- The Virginia Department of Education issued the following board agenda minutes: The Board of Education and the Board of Career and Technical Education met at the James Monroe State Office Building, Jefferson Conference Room, 22nd Floor, Richmond, with the following members present: Dr. Mark E. Emblidge, President Dr. Gary L. Jones Dr. Ella P. Ward, Vice President Mr. Kelvin L. Moore Dr. Thomas M. Brewster Mr. Andrew J. Rotherham Mr. David L. Johnson Mrs.   more

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES BOARD AGENDA MINUTES OF SEPT. 25 MEETING
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 25 -- The Virginia Department of Education issued the following board agenda minutes: The Board of Education and the Board of Career and Technical Education met at the James Monroe State Office Building, Jefferson Conference Room, 22nd Floor, Richmond, with the following members present: Dr. Mark E. Emblidge, President Dr. Gary L. Jones Dr. Ella P. Ward, Vice President Mr. Kelvin L. Moore Dr. Thomas M. Brewster Mr. Andrew J. Rotherham Mrs. Isis M. Castro Mrs.   more

VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO ON 2009 GOVERNOR'S SUMMER RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following Superintendent's Memo: TO:Division Superintendents FROM:Patricia I. Wright Superintendent of Public Instruction SUBJECT: 2009 Governor's Summer Residential Program The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce that the 2009 Governor's Summer Residential Program will include seven Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS) and six Governor's For  more

VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO ON COUNT OF CHILDREN WHO ARE NEGLECTED, DELINQUENT
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following Superintendent's Memo: TO: Division Superintendents FROM: Patricia I. Wright Superintendent of Public Instruction SUBJECT: 2008 Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, Count of Children Who Are Neglected or Delinquent (N or D) Attached are instructions and a report form to be used to complete the Title I, Part D, Subpart 2, count of children deemed neglected or delinqu  more

VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO ON DOE'S REAL WORLD DESIGN CHALLENGE
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following Superintendent's Memo: TO: Division Superintendents FROM: Patricia I. Wright Superintendent of Public Instruction SUBJECT: Department of Energy's Real World Design Challenge On Friday, October 24, Governor Timothy Kaine announced Virginia's participation in the U.S. Department of Energy's Real World Design Challenge. The Real World Design Challenge is an in  more

VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO ON EMPLOYMENT OF RETIREES IN CRITICAL SHORTAGE AREAS
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following Superintendent's Memo: TO: Division Superintendents FROM: Patricia I. Wright Superintendent of Public Instruction Robert P. Schultze Director, Virginia Retirement System SUBJECT: Employment of Retirees in Critical Shortage Areas The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) have recently collaborated to revise the p  more

VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO ON RURAL, LOW-INCOME SCHOOL PROGRAM ENTITLEMENTS
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following Superintendent's Memo: TO: Division Superintendents FROM: Patricia I. Wright Superintendent of Public Instruction SUBJECT: 2008-2009 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program Entitlements Under Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110 Attached are the 2008-2009 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Inc  more

VISIT BY KOREAN TEACHERS UNDERSCORES COLLEGE'S INTERNATIONAL FOCUS
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 31 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: Penn State Harrisburg writes another chapter in its expanding focus on global education this fall when a second delegation of Korean schoolteachers comes to campus for a month-long program to enhance their abilities in English while learning about American culture. Building on the success of an educational visit from a similar group of Korean schoolteachers over the summer, the Octobe  more

VISTA VOLUNTEER TO PROMOTE SERVICE LEARNING AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MARINETTE
MARINETTE, Wis., Oct. 31 -- The University of Wisconsin-Marinette issued the following news release: How strong is the link between education and employment? Very strong, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The September 2008 report shows an over-all unemployment rate of 6.1%, the highest it has been since 2003. It also shows that the gap in unemployment rates for those with no high school diploma compared with those with a college degree has widened from 5% in September of 2007 to 7  more

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MOUNTAIN LONGLEAF FESTIVAL
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 28 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Volunteers are needed for the 4th Annual Mountain Longleaf Festival: Celebrating Arts & Environment on April 19, 2008 from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. This is a FREE festival serving around 4,000 visitors. Celebrate outdoor recreation, environmental education, arts and more during this Earth Day event located at Historic McClellan (near Anniston, AL). There will be live music, great food, childrens court, envi  more

VOTE YES ON NOV. 4
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Oct. 29 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Higher Education Partnership, representing over 15,000 members consisting of students, faculty, staff and administrators of the state's public universities, encourages all Alabamians to Vote Yes on Amendment One. When citizens go to the polls on November 4, the ballot will provide an opportunity for each person to cast a vote relative to the state expanding its savings capacity and building a l  more

VPASA QUARTERLY REPORT TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 30 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Biology Department Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the Anniston Museum of Natural History on September 27, 2007. Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the UAB Sigma Xi chapter on October   more

WALKING FORUM REPORT SHOWS NEED TO EXPAND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOLS
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 30 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: With childhood obesity expanding to epidemic proportions in the United States, educators, researchers and health practitioners are actively seeking to identify effective means of addressing this public-health crisis. Among the solutions proposed by teachers, researchers and others who met during a roundtable discussion of the issues at a major international conference at the Unive  more

WANT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY CLASSES CLOSER TO HOME? GIVE YOUR OPINION ONLINE
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Oct. 8 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Middle Tennessee State University officials in the College of Continuing Education and Distance Learning want to know what college courses residents in Bedford and surrounding counties would take if courses were offered at the proposed new MTSU South Higher Education Facility in Shelbyville. Residents can reply by filling out a survey available online at www.mtsusouth.com. Some MTSU gradu  more

WARNER NAMED NYIT VICE PRESIDENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y., Oct. 27 -- The New York Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Marc Warner has been named vice president for communications and marketing at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). Warner will lead NYIT's global integrated marketing initiatives and guide the university's award-winning communications, marketing, public relations, and advertising efforts. "We are delighted that Marc has joined our university during this transformative time," said NYIT  more

WARREN COUNTY MARKS 'RED RIBBON WEEK'
BELVIDERE, N.J., Oct. 22 -- Warren County issued the following news release: Seeking to promote a drug-free New Jersey, the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders have declared this to be "Red Ribbon Week." The Red Ribbon Campaign's goal is to promote family and individual responsibility for living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle without use of illegal drugs or the abuse of legal ones, said Freeholder Director John DiMaio. "It starts at home, folks," DiMaio remarked. "We have to make   more

WASHINGTON OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES BULLETIN, OCT. 29
OLYMPIA, Wash., Oct. 29 -- The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following bulletin: BULLETIN NO. 087-08 CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES TO: Educational Service District Superintendents School District Superintendents Assistant Superintendents for Business and/or Business Managers School Food Service Supervisors Administrators of Selected Private Schools Administrators of Residential Child Care Institutions FROM: Dr. Terry Bergeson, State Superintend  more

WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM TO BUILD CONSERVATION CULTURE
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 1 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: Recognizing the need to protect South Florida's water resources and help ensure sustainable water supplies, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board approved a Comprehensive Water Conservation Program that will guide efforts to develop a lasting, water conservation ethic throughout South Florida. "South Florida is at a critical turning point," said SFWM  more

WATERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHDRAWS FROM CONSOLIDATION TALKS, SEEKS ALTERNATIVES
WATERVILLE, Maine, Feb. 19 -- Waterville Public Schools issued the following news release: Waterville Public Schools has withdrawn from talks about consolidating area school systems into a single large district after determining city taxpayers will likely pay more for education no matter how that district is organized. Members of the Waterville Board of Education decided Feb. 11 to withdraw from talks over formation of a "Regional School Unit (RSU)" potentially involving eight area communi  more

WATERVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS INVITED TO ENGLAND
WATERVILLE, Maine, July 13 -- Waterville Public Schools issued the following news release: Two Social Studies instructors from Waterville Senior High School were invited to England recently to lead a special presentation on the reform of World History curriculum in secondary schools. Alan Haley, chair of the high school Social Studies department, and instructor Don Ashton traveled to London for the World History Association's annual conference June 25-29, which was held this year at the Mi  more

WE MUST STOP THE GOVERNMENT FROM SEIZING LAPTOPS AT THE BORDER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The office of Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., issued the following Op-Ed: As they try to cope with a struggling economy, flawed trade agreements, rising health care costs and high energy prices, working families are in a difficult position. Yet our state's unique strengths and resources are cause for optimism. We can harness Wisconsin's tremendous workforce and innovative small businesses to create jobs and enhance our economy. In September I introduced the E4 Initiat  more

We The People
BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 27 -- United Tribes Technical College issued the following news release: This year marks the 221st anniversary of the United States Constitution. On Sept. 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed, changing the course of history. It is widely accepted that this document was influenced by the Iroquois Great Binding Law of Peace, Gayanashagowa. At United Tribes Technical College, we celebrate Constitution Day and reflect specifically on the relationship between the U.S.  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. FRELINGHUYSEN, OCT. 24: REP. FRELINGHUYSEN TO JOIN NEW JERSEY ASTRONAUT AT SCHOOLS, PICATINNY ARSENAL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-N.J. (11th CD), issued the following newsletter: Next week, Rep. Frelinghuysen will join NASA Astronaut and Parsippany native Dr. Garrett Reisman as he visits three Parsippany schools and Picatinny Arsenal. In June, Reisman completed his first space flight. The flight left Earth on March 11 and returned June 14. In total, Reisman spent over three months in space and completed a seven hour spacewalk. "I am proud to welcome Garrett Re  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. GOODE, OCT. 29
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., I-Va. (5th CD), issued the following newsletter: In June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Post-9/11Veterans Education Assistance Act, a bi-partisan expansion of the G.I. Bill, which was signed into law on June 30. Sixty four years have passed since the enactment of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, the landmark legislation commonly known as the G.I. Bill of Rights. Last Congress marked the 20th anniversary of the Montgomer  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES CREATION OF MULTIMILLION DOLLAR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE
MARTINSBURG, W.Va., Oct. 31 -- The West Virginia University School of Medicine issued the following news release: West Virginia University announced today the creation of the multimillion dollar WVU Pediatric Research Institute. The institute builds on a strong history of pediatric research at WVU. "We are exhilarated to be able to take our research to the next level to serve the needs of children throughout West Virginia," said Giovanni Piedimonte, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatr  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG AND ITS JACKSON COUNTY CENTER TO HOST OPEN HOUSES FOR PROSPECTIVE ADJUNCT FACULTY
PARKERSBURG, W.Va., Oct. 15 -- West Virginia University at Parkersburg issued the following news release: West Virginia University at Parkersburg and its Jackson County Center in Ripley will host open houses for area residents interested in becoming adjunct faculty members. The free open houses will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the multi-purpose room on the Parkersburg campus and Thursday, Oct. 30 at the JCC location in Ripley. Both sessions are from 6 to 8 p.m. Adjunct teaching opportun  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG NURSING LAB 'PATIEN' TO BE FEATURED IN 'GREY'S ANATOMY' EPISODE
PARKERSBURG, W.Va., Oct. 31 -- West Virginia University at Parkersburg issued the following news release: Nursing students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will recognize the guest star on the next television episode of "Grey's Anatomy." They should: he stars in their lab sessions as well. Stan, an advanced patient interactive simulator, will be featured on Thursday's (Nov. 6) episode of "Grey's Anatomy." The show's medical staff will treat Stan for a gunshot wound. WVU Parker  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG PRESIDENT FEATURED IN NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION PUBLICATION
PARKERSBURG, W.Va., Oct. 31 -- West Virginia University at Parkersburg issued the following news release: The president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg is featured in the Oct. 31st issue of "The Chronicle of Higher Education." Marie Foster Gnage is one of seven community college presidents from across the country who are profiled in a special supplement of The Chronicle, the Washington, D.C.-based major news publication to the nation's higher education community. Cited as "Le  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG STUDENT SERVICES' STAFF NAMED TO LEAD STATE ORGANIZATIONS
PARKERSBURG, W.Va., Oct. 30 -- West Virginia University at Parkersburg issued the following news release: Two West Virginia University at Parkersburg Student Services' staff have been selected to lead state organizations. Leslie Sims, interim registrar, is the president elect of the West Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. She was elected in October at the association's annual fall conference meeting in Charleston. The organization includes close to 10  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY LAUREATE QUINTET TO PERFORM PREMIERE OF WORK BY ALUMNUS
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 28 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: The West Virginia University Laureate Wind Quintet will perform a new composition by a WVU alumnus Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Creative Arts Center. The concert - which begins at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) - will feature the world premiere of "All the Past is Present" by West Virginia composer David Williams. The program will also include Karel Husa's "Five Poems for Wind Q  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AWARDED FULBRIGHT TO TEACH ECONOMICS IN BAHRAIN
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 31 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: A West Virginia University professor has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach economics in Bahrain. Tesfa G. Gebremedhin will be a visiting lecturer at the University of Bahrain during the spring semester. He received the award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fulbright award recipients are selected based on academic  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RECEIVES $1.7 MILLION PH.D. TRAINING GRANT
MARTINSBURG, W.Va., Jan. 24 -- The West Virginia University School of Medicine issued the following news release: A $1.7 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health will help West Virginia University's School of Medicine recruit some of the nation's best students to be trained in pulmonary and cardiovascular disease research. The pre-doctoral interdisciplinary training grant provides stipends, tuition and health insurance expenses f  more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL CROSS-BORDER CONFERENCE ON PANDEMIC FLU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., July 15 -- The West Virginia University School of Medicine issued the following news release: How can hospitals, health professionals and first responders best prepare for a flu pandemic? Who should receive antiviral medicines and how should they be dispensed? These are among the topics covered in the 2nd Annual Cross-Border Public Health Preparedness Conference at the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center. The July 23 conference, which is free,   more

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DESIGN POSTERS TO ENCOURAGE PEERS TO VOTE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 28 -- West Virginia University issued the following news release: Yan Zhao can't vote in the Nov. 4 presidential election, but that's not stopping her from encouraging those who can to visit the polls. Zhao, from China, is among about 16 West Virginia University students participating in a get-out-the-vote poster contest on campus. The multimedia project is part of Engage 08, a campaign by Student Government Association and the Center for Civic Engagement to get you  more

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-QUAD CITIES EMPLOYEE HOLAN OFFERS MEMORIAL BOOKSTORE VOUCHERS AT WIU-QC
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 11 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: In memory of her father, Kenneth Johnson of Flora, who recently passed away, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities employee Jacquelyn Holan will provide a number of bookstore vouchers for students in need at WIU-QC. "Ken was always an advocate for education," said Diane Johnson, the surviving spouse and Holan's mother "These vouchers will reach out and touch many lives. Jacquelyn has created a wonderf  more

WESTERN NEBRASKA COMMUNITY COLLEGE RANKS IN NATIONAL TOP 10 DIGITAL COMMUNITY COLLEGES
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., Oct. 30 -- Western Nebraska Community College issued the following news release: In October, the Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine announced Western Nebraska Community College ranked 6th in the nation for small colleges in a national survey on Digital Community Colleges. This is the second year in a row WNCC has been ranked in the top 10. The fourth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey identifies and spotlights colleges that provide a high level of s  more

WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD AND $10,000 FOR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE /ENGLISH INTERPRETING PROGRAM
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO., Oct. 23 -- Western Oregon University issued the following news release: Sorenson Communications®, the nation's leading provider of Video Relay Services (VRS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate, has named Western Oregon University's ASL/English interpreting program the recipient of the Sorenson VRS® (SVRS) Interpreter Education Program (IEP) Award of Excellence. The award, to be presented annually, was announced   more

WESTERN, JOHN WOOD ESTABLISH PARTNERSHIP
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 8 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: John Wood Community College (JWCC) students now have the opportunity to optimize their earned college credits through the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees Bachelor of Arts (BOT/BA) degree program. JWCC, located in Quincy (IL), and Western recently signed an agreement that will allow John Wood students maximum transferability from all associate degrees to WIU's BOT/BA program. According to  more

WHITER SHADE OF BLACK, BLACKER SHADE OF WHITE
NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 8 -- An older generation of African Americans, marked by memories of Martin Luther King Jr's assassination and lynch mobs, assured everyone that white Americans would be unable to vote for someone black. The Bradley effect, the statisticians' claim that white hide their voting intentions when faced with a minority candidate, would rear its head. They would have been right 30 years ago. Race relations in the US have evolved since then. A Pew Foundation survey of US values   more

WHITWELL'S HOOPER RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Aug. 29 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Linda M. Hooper of Whitwell has been selected as a 2008-09 Middle Tennessee State University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, the MTSU Alumni Association announced recently. Hooper is being recognized in the Professional Achievement category. "My service has been in encouraging students to attend MTSU and making contributions to scholarships for students to attend," Hooper wrote of   more

WILLIAM A. MEEHAN: DISCOVER NEW DIXIE
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 28 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: A high school ring on a skeletons finger, a hidden diary, a rabbit who looks like a ferret in other words, a typical week at Pinckney Plantation on Indigo Island, South Carolina. Publisher John F. Blairs description of Caroline Cousins recently published mystery book Way Down Dead in Dixie is intriguing and leaves one wanting to discover more. Saturday, Feb. 9, Cousins, along with seven other S  more

WILLIAM A. MEEHAN: JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY WILL CELEBRATE 125 YEARS ON FEB. 22
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Feb. 22 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: Unite with Jacksonville State University Friday, Feb. 22, as we commemorate the 125th anniversary of an institution, which began as Jacksonville State Normal School in 1883 with the signing of a bill by Gov. Edward ONeal. The normal school opened with three instructors, and by 1884 there were 247 names in the roll book. JSU is now near meeting the goal of 10,000 students. In the fall 2007 enrol  more

WILLIAM A. MEEHAN: WHEN DREAMS BECOME REALITY
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., March 26 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: The Dream: Nearly a year ago, ground was broken for a center dedicated to education, tourism and economic development to benefit the people and the environment. The Canyon Center, located near the Highway 35 bridge near the Cherokee and DeKalb County line, is part of Jacksonville State Universitys vision to unite people with the wondrous world around them, providing them a place to learn,   more

WILLIAM LASHER NAMED EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF NEW ENGINEERING JOURNAL
ERIE, Pa., June 2 -- Pennsylvania State University-Erie-Behrend College issued the following news release: William C. Lasher, associate professor and chair of the mechanical engineering program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been named first editor-in-chief of the newly launched Journal of Sailboat Technology. The journal will be an online, peer-reviewed publication of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and its Small Craft Technical Panel. It is int  more

WISCONSIN EDUCATION FAIR TO BE HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-ROCK COUNTY ON SEPT. 23
JANESVILLE, Wis., Sept. 17 -- The University of Wisconsin-Rock County the following news release: High school students and adults who may be puzzled about their futures may find a solution from one of about 100 representatives from regional higher education institutions who will be in Janesville on Tuesday, September 23, as part of the Wisconsin Education Fair. The University of Wisconsin-Rock County will host the fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Frank Holt Gymnasium, which is in the lower   more

WISCONSIN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION BOARD ANNOUNCES GRANT PROGRAM
STEVENS POINT, Wis., Oct. 30 -- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point issued the following news release: The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB), located at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is seeking proposals for the 2009-2010 grant cycle. The Board anticipates awarding $85,000 for general environmental education grants, $190,000 for forestry grants, $190,000 for school forest grants, and $38,000 for energy education grants. Projects must be designed for Wisconsi  more

With the Help of United Fresh, Santa Monica School Unveils Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Snack Program to Combat Obesity
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 29 -- The United Fresh Produce Association issued the following news release: Will Rogers Learning Community (K-5) will unveil an innovative snack program aimed at combating obesity in school children by providing fresh fruit and vegetables in the classroom to develop life-long healthy eating habits at a young age. The 2008 Farm Bill expanded the "Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program" nationwide due to its overwhelming success. The United Fresh Produce Associatio  more

WIU ALUMNUS IS LEAD TENOR IN OPERA QUAD CITIES 'RIGOLETTO'
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 15 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Richard Furman, a Macomb native and a Western Illinois University alumnus, is the leading tenor in Verdi's "Rigoletto," which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 with Opera Quad Cities at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd Street, Davenport, IA. A graduate of Macomb High School and a Bachelor of Arts degree (1998) graduate of Western in music with a French minor, Furm  more

WIU INTERNATIONAL NEIGHBORS PROGRAM SEEKS MEMBERS
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 25 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Nearly 400 international students from more than 60 countries have chosen Western Illinois University as the place to continue their education; and to make them feel more at home, Western's International Neighbors Program seeks community members to serve as their "neighbors." In addition to their academic subjects, international students are anxious to learn about the United States' cultures and customs  more

WIU RPTA GRADUATE RECEIVES SENIOR FULBRIGHT AWARD
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Richard Schroth, a 1972 Western Illinois University recreation, park and tourism administration (RPTA) graduate, has been selected as a U.S. Senior Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. State Department. Schroth, the CEO of Executive Insights in Rockville, MD, is considered to be one of the world's top experts in technology, business strategy and strategic sourcing. As part of his five-year Fulbright Senior Scho  more

WIU-QC, RIA COLLABORATE TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARSENAL PERSONNEL
MACOMB, Ill., Jan. 9 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today (Jan. 9) which will provide educational opportunities to civilian and military personnel employed at the Arsenal. WIU-QC is the first university to enter into such an agreement with the RIA. The partnership will allow members of the RIA community to seek undergraduate and graduate degree  more

WNMU BREAKS GROUND WITH NEW LORDSBURG LEARNING CENTER
SILVER CITY, N.M., Aug. 18 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Several years in the making, Western New Mexico University will soon be serving Lordsburg residents with the Hidalgo Learning Center. Officials from WNMU, City of Lordsburg, and Hidalgo County officials had their shovels ready for the first dig when they met on Tuesday at the new site. The WNMU branch building will be located one block away from Lordsburg High School. The school will specializ  more

WNMU FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER STEPS DOWN AFTER 25 YEARS
SILVER CITY, N.M., Oct. 6 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: After serving on the Western New Mexico University Foundation Board from 1983 - 2008, Whitney Shoup feels that he has "done his tour of duty". Shoup says that he is pleased and honored to have served with so many people who care about education and our community. "I am so pleased to be associated with these types of caring folks of who I have served on many boards with", Shoup said. Shoup, then ow  more

WNMU OFFERS FIRST ONLINE MASTERS DEGREE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES AVAILABLE IN NEW MEXICO
SILVER CITY, N.M., July 15 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Western New Mexico University has become the first university in the state of New Mexico to offer a fully online Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program. The program, along with two other bachelor degree programs, have been granted full accreditation. "We are extremely excited to offer three fully online, fully accredited degree programs to students who are unable to attend cla  more

WNMU PRACTICE TEACHERS GRADUATE
SILVER CITY, N.M., May 22 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Students from the Western New Mexico University School of Education participated in the Affirmation Ceremony held on May 15. These practice teachers were placed in various schools around Grant County. The ceremony was a day before commencement ceremonies were they also received degrees in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Education/Bilingual Education, Secondary Education/Business  more

WNMU PREPARES THREE DAY CELEBRATION FOR DAY OF THE DEAD
SILVER CITY, N.M., Oct. 28 -- Western New Mexico University issued the following news release: Two days after Americans celebrate Halloween, some will celebrate Day of the Dead. The two holidays are similar in the visuals of skulls and bright colors, but are mostly different in significance. Western New Mexico University will begin its annual celebration on Friday, October 31 with the setting up of altars, or "ofrendas", from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Student Memorial Building patio.   more

WOMEN REACHING OUT AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER SHAKES FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY WITH FACTS ABOUT CERVICAL CANCER
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 23 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Allied Health Sciences has been chosen by the Academy for Education Development (AED) as one of five colleges or universities in the Southeastern region to participate in Women ROCC! (Women Reaching Out Against Cervical Cancer) program. The goal of Women ROCC! is to increase the number of minority college wom  more

WOODLAND PARK CITY COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF SEPT. 4 MEETING
WOODLAND PARK, Colo., Sept. 4 -- The Woodland Park City Council issued the text of its meeting minutes: 1. 6:00 P.M. - CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Mayor Randolph called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. Morse called the roll with the following members of Council present; Mayor Randolph, Betty Clark-Wine, Jon DeVaux, Terry Harrison, George Parkhurst and Eric Smith. 2. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: CRS 24-6-402 4 (e) Conference with City Attorney to receive legal advice regarding the refina  more

WORKFORCE ISSUES EXPLORED AT FORUM
CONWAY, S.C., June 19 -- Coastal Carolina University issued the following press release: Edward E. Gordon, internationally recognized workforce consultant, told 90 educators, community and business leaders that South Carolina, like other parts of the country, has "reached the crisis level of employment" with a population ill prepared to take advantage of the highly technical jobs that will need to be filled in the future. Gordon was the keynote speaker at the second annual Business-Educati  more

WORLD EDUCATION CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON EXPANDED METHODOLOGY
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 23 -- Indiana State Rep. Vernon G. Smith, D-14th District, issued the following news release: Indiana State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary), the national publicity chairman for the International Alliance for Invitational Education's (IAIE) 2008 World Conference on Invitational Education, said the conference's theme will be "Educating with Humanity, Humility and Humor." World Conference Director Dr. Charlotte Reed explained the title. "Our theme is sending the mess  more

WORLDWIDE UNIVERSITIES NETWORK TEAMS POOL KNOWLEDGE, IDEAS IN PROJECTS
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 30 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Svalbard, a chain of islands between Norway and the North Pole, has served as a base for whaling, coal mining and Arctic expeditions since the 17th century. And, it is the base for a team of Penn State and European scientists who are conducting an intensive study of Arctic climate changes through the auspices of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). WUN is a leading global research and edu  more

WSU TO FOCUS ON GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
PULLMAN, Wash., Oct. 30 -- Washington State University issued the following news release: The General Education Visioning Committee, appointed by Washington State University Provost Warwick Bayly, will focus on general education to provide WSU with a vision and strategy by April 1. The committee was formed in response to a goal in the April 2008 Academic Affairs Program Prioritization to "review the philosophy and restructure the overall content of general education." General education is   more

WSU'S SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT PROGRAM RECEIVES STATEWIDE AWARD
PULLMAN, Wash., Oct. 27 -- Washington State University issued the following news release: A program to prepare leaders for the task of running school districts has won statewide recognition for Washington State University. The Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) will bestow its 2008 Program Award on WSU's Superintendent Certification Program at the association's Nov. 7 conference. "This outstanding education program has had a dramatic influ  more

WVC AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT AWARDED $55,000 GRANT
WENATCHEE, Wash., Oct. 31 -- Wenatchee Valley College issued the following news release: The Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program (HOEEP), a branch of the agricultural program at Wenatchee Valley College, has been awarded a $55,000 Safety and Health Investment Projects grant through the state of Washington to provide safety education for farmers working in an environment where pesticides are used. The focus is to practice safe habits and to create an environment that minimizes exposure  more

WYOMING GERIATRIC EDUCATION CENTER RECEIVES $150,000 TO TRAIN MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
LARAMIE, Wyo., Oct. 28 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: The Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) at the University of Wyoming has received $150,000 in state funds to expand its innovative mental health services program. The Wyoming Care with Confidence Project (WCCP), a partnership with the Wyoming Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division, addresses the state's critical gap between community mental health centers and nursing hom  more

YOUNG HONORED BY NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 2 -- Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg issued the following news release: Penn State Harrisburg faculty member Richard R. Young has been awarded the National Defense Transportation Association's Educator Distinguished Service Award. A Professor of Supply Chain Management and director of the college's MBA program, Young was presented the award in recognition of his service and commitment to the NDTA, not only at the strategic level, but also as one of the cor  more

YOUTH LITERATURE FEST COMING TO UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, AREA SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY OCT. 2-4
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Sept. 18 -- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued the following news release: Books, kids, and the love of reading will take center stage Oct. 2-4 in Champaign-Urbana, at the University of Illinois, and in 44 area schools - all as part of a first-ever Youth Literature Festival in East Central Illinois. The festival, organized by the U. of I. College of Education, will begin with two days of school visits by 21 published authors and illustrators, most with n  more

Breaking News: Lynn E. Linde Elected 58th ACA President
CHICAGO, Feb. 22 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Lynn E. Linde, EdD, a former professional school counselor, and currently professor at Loyola College in Maryland, has been elected president-elect of ACA. Her term of office as 58th president of ACA will be July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. Dr. Linde is Director of Clinical Programs and Assistant Professor, The School Counseling Program, Loyola College; formerly, she served as the Chief, Student S  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 14 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION
DENVER, May 14 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: SBE Work Session May 14, 2008 - 5/14/2008 9:00:00 AM Colorado Department of Education 201 E. Colfax Ave. Room 101 Denver, CO 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Pe  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 15 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
DENVER, May 15 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: SBE Regular Board Meeting - 5/15/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Peggy Littleton, 5th Congress  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 14 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION
DENVER, May 14 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Work Session May 14, 2008 - 5/14/2008 9:00:00 AM Colorado Department of Education 201 E. Colfax Ave. Room 101 Denver, CO 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District P  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 15 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, May 15 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Regular Board Meeting - 5/15/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Peggy Littleton, 5th Congres  more

Higher Education Reauthorization Bill Goes To President With School Counselor Loan Provision
CHICAGO, Aug. 12 -- The American Counseling Association issued the following news release: Before adjourning for its August recess, Congress passed H.R. 4137, legislation to reauthorize programs under the Higher Education Act. The legislation includes language establishing a loan assistance program for individuals-including school counselors!-working in high-need areas. The legislation now heads to the president for his signature. Under the bill, loan assistance would be available for indi  more

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMS EARN HIGHEST LEVEL OF ACCREDITATION
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Aug. 15 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Two concentrations within the Department of Psychology at MTSU recently were accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, or CACREP, making them two of only a handful of such programs in the state to be designated as such. "We are delighted to announce that we recently received word that both the mental health counseling and the school counseli  more

PIEDMONT TECH HOSTS SCHOOL COUNSELORS FROM ACROSS THE AREA
GREENWOOD, S.C., Oct. 27 -- Piedmont Technical College issued the following news release: From left, Terri Ward, school counselor at Ninety Six High School; Barbara Martin, career development facilitator at Edgewood Middle School; and Sara Crawford, school counselor at Edgewood Middle School, were among the dozens of counselors from across the area that gathered at Piedmont Technical College for a Regional Guidance Workshop. The event was organized by the South Carolina Office of Career Techn  more

RECOGNIZING SIGNS OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN CHILDREN
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Sept. 10 -- University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey issued the following news release: A child that is more bored, irritable or worried than usual, has difficulty concentrating, or is sleeping more could be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, said Dr. Theodore Petti, MPH, professor of psychiatry at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. "Any major changes in the way a child is thinking or behaving should raise a red flag for parents and teachers,  more

RESIDENCE LIFE ALUMNI INVITED TO SCHOLARSHIP DINNER IN MEMORY OF WARNECKE HAYWARD '97
OSHKOSH, Wis., Oct. 2 -- The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh issued the following news release: Homecoming will have special meaning for Preston Hayward '97, who met his wife, Kelly Warnecke '97 (1974- 2007), when they were both community advisors in Clemans Hall. On Friday, Oct. 17, the Department of Residence Life will host a celebration to announce the creation of the Kelly Warnecke Hayward '97 Residence Life Scholarship Endowment Fund. Residence Life staff, along with alumni, friends a  more

Team Cordova In The Run For MillerCoors Lider Of The Year Award
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 -- LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) issued the following news release: The League of United Latin American Citizens are inviting all LULAC members and all community members throughout the state and nation who would like to support this effort to take a few minutes to vote online for "Team Cordova" at http://www.coorslideres.com/, November 1 - 11, 2008. The winner of the MillerCoors Lideres program will be determined by a national online election process. Th  more

ADAMS WILL SPEAK AT NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT
GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 31 -- North Carolina AG & Tech State University issued the following press release: Dr. Alma S. Adams, scholar, artist, legislator and community activist, has been selected to speak at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 2008 Fall Commencement, Saturday, Dec. 13, 8:30 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. As an avid supporter of education and an A&T alum, Adams will address the more than 600 graduates and their guests. Adams has served in the  more

ASSEMBLY OK'S SCHAER, DIEGNAN BILL TO RESCHEDULE VOTES CONFLICT WITH RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES
TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 22 -- The New Jersey Assembly's Democrats issued the following news release: Legislation Assemblymen Gary S. Schaer and Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. sponsored to ensure New Jersey voters are not disenfranchised when an election falls on the same day as a major religious observance was today passed by the General Assembly. The measure stems from a recent situation in Edison, where a school bond referendum was scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 30 - the same day as Rosh Hashanah, on  more

BEVERLY HILLS CITY COUNCIL CONTINUES DELIBERATIONS ON BEVERLY HILTON REVITALIZATION PROJECT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 7 -- The city of Beverly Hills issued the following news release: The Beverly Hills City Council will continue deliberations on the Beverly Hilton Revitalization Project on Monday, May 12 at 9:00am in order to accommodate the community's request to limit the number of documents for the zoning ordinance. The community expressed concern at the May 6 meeting that the original size of the ordinance was unduly burdensome on the elderly or disabled residents who may wa  more

BEVERLY HILLS CITY COUNCIL GIVES FINAL APPROVAL TO BEVERLY HILTON REVITALIZATION PROJECT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 12 -- The city of Beverly Hills issued the following news release: The Beverly Hills City Council adopted the Beverly Hilton Specific Zone Plan in a 4-1 vote, providing final approval to the Beverly Hilton Revitalization Project. As approved, the project includes a revitalized Hilton, luxury condominiums, a Waldorf=Astoria and public gardens on an 8.97 acre site at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards. The development is located at 9876 Wilshi  more

CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE
CHEYENNE, Wyo., May 5 -- The Wyoming Secretary of State issued the following news release: Secretary of State, Max Maxfield, reminds potential candidates that the filing period for state, county and municipal offices nominated at the primary election is Thursday, May 15th through Friday, May 30th. By statute, candidates must have their original application and filing fee filed by the close of the business day May 30th in the Secretary of State's office, or county clerk's or municipal clerk's   more

CAPE ELIZABETH SCHOOL BOARD ISSUES MINUTES OF OCT. 27 STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine, Oct. 27 -- The town of Cape Elizabeth issued the following meeting minutes: Monday, October 27, 2008 Present: Karen Burke, Trish Brigham, Alan Hawkins I. Update on Action Teams Alan provided the following summary update: a. Curriculum Team- this is most active committee, the "CIA" team, currently working on Curriculum Management Plan. Alan is now driving this work, due to absence of Curriculum Coordinator. b. Data Committee- this committee is awaiting dec  more

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 30 BUDGET PUBLIC FORUM MEETING
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 30 -- The Chapel Hill Town Council issued the following meeting minutes: SUMMARY MINUTES OF A BUDGET PUBLIC FORUM OF THE CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL Wednesday, January 30, 2008, AT 7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Kevin Foy, Mayor pro tem Jim Ward, Council Member Matt Czajkowski, Council Member Ed Harrison, Council Member Mark Kleinschmidt, Council Member Bill Strom, and Council Member Bill Thorpe. Staff members present were Town Manager Roger Stancil, Deputy Town Ma  more

Chellie Pingree to Visit Lincoln County
AUGUSTA, Maine, Jan. 14 -- Chellie Pingree, a Democrat running for election to Maine's 1st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Chellie Pingree will be bringing her campaign for Congress to the area this Saturday for a series of events she's calling "Lincoln County Day." Pingree will start the day in Boothbay Harbor and end up in Wiscasset, with stops in between in East Boothbay, Boothbay, Damarsicotta, Newcastle and Wiscasset. Pingree is visiting these towns as part of  more

CITY OF GADSDEN ISSUES AGENDA FOR FEB. 5 MEETING
GADSDEN, Ala., Feb. 5 -- The city of Gadsden issued the following City Council meeting agenda: 1. Call to Order - Ben Reed, Council President 2. Roll Call - Iva Nelson, City Clerk 3. Invocation - Brian Harbison 4. Pledge of Allegiance 5. Approval of Minutes of the meeting on January 29, 2008 6. Ratifying Payment of Accounts for the week of January 25 - 31, 2008 7. Proclamations - Sherman Guyton, Mayor 8. Unfinished Business (A) ORDINANCE - AMENDING CITY CODE SECTION 11  more

CITY OF GADSDEN ISSUES AGENDA FOR JAN. 15 MEETING
GADSDEN, Ala., Jan. 15 -- The city of Gadsden issued the following City Council meeting agenda: 1. Call to Order - Ben Reed, Council President 2. Roll Call - Iva Nelson, City Clerk 3. Invocation - Councilman Higgins 4. Pledge of Allegiance 5. Approval of Minutes of the meeting on January 8, 2008 6. Ratifying Payment of Accounts for the weeks of January 4 - 10, 2008 7. Proclamations - Sherman Guyton, Mayor 8. Unfinished Business (A) RESOLUTION - ORDERING ABATEMENT OF NU  more

CITY OF GADSDEN ISSUES MINUTES OF APRIL 23 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
GADSDEN, Ala., April 23 -- The city of Gadsden issued the following City Council meeting minutes: The City Council met on April 23, 2008, in regular session. The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m. by Council President Echols. On roll call by the City Clerk, Iva Nelson, the following council members answered present: Higgins, Countryman, Avery, Echols, Stewart, Cannon and Reed. The clerk stated a quorum was present and the meeting was open for business. Mayor Guyton, Ron Crocker, Rog  more

CITY OF GADSDEN ISSUES MINUTES OF JAN. 29 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
GADSDEN, Ala., Jan. 29 -- The city of Gadsden issued the following City Council meeting minutes: The City Council met on January 29, 2008, in regular session. The meeting was called to order at 11:00 a.m. by Council President Reed. On roll call by the City Clerk, Iva Nelson, the following council members answered present: Higgins, Countryman, Avery, Echols, Stewart, Cannon and Reed. The clerk stated a quorum was present and the meeting was open for business. Mayor Guyton, Ron Crocker, Rog  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 14 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION
DENVER, May 14 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: SBE Work Session May 14, 2008 - 5/14/2008 9:00:00 AM Colorado Department of Education 201 E. Colfax Ave. Room 101 Denver, CO 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Pe  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES AGENDA FOR MAY 15 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
DENVER, May 15 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following agenda supplemental materials: SBE Regular Board Meeting - 5/15/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Peggy Littleton, 5th Congress  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF JUNE 12 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, June 12 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Special Meeting - 6/12/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 AGENDA AND UNOFFICIAL MINUTES FOR THE JUNE 12, 2008 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING The meeting commenced at 9:10 a.m. The following Board Members attended the June 12, 2008 meeting in person: Elaine Gantz Berman, Jane Goff, Evie Hudak, Peggy Littleton, and Pamela Jo Suck  more

COLORADO BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES MINUTES OF MAY 15 STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
DENVER, May 15 -- The Colorado Board of Education issued the following minutes supplemental materials: SBE Regular Board Meeting - 5/15/2008 9:00:00 AM 201 East Colfax Avenue Room 101 Denver, Colorado 80203 Pamela Jo Suckla, Chairman, 3rd Congressional District Bob Schaffer, Vice-Chairman, 4th Congressional District Elaine Gantz Berman, 1st Congressional District Randy DeHoff, 6th Congressional District Evie Hudak, 2nd Congressional District Peggy Littleton, 5th Congres  more

EASTERN PINAL COUNTY COMMUNITY CELEBRATES STUDENT SUCCESS AT ARAVAIPA CAMPUS AWARDS PRESENTATION
WINKELMAN, Ariz., May 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Former Pinal County School Superintendent Dr. Jack Harmon has been chosen as the commencement speaker for Central Arizona College's Aravaipa Campus graduation ceremony on Friday, May 9, in Winkelman, Ariz. The outdoor event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Central's eastern Pinal County campus which is located just off state route 77 between Oracle Junction and Winkelman. Harmon has served as an elementary s  more

EXCALIBUR CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT APPOINTS CENTRAL'S JANIE SULLIVAN TO ITS GOVERNING BOARD
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz., May 21 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: An innovator of online teaching who is known for teaching the teacher's how to teach, Central Arizona College's Janie Sullivan is now having her expertise downloaded from cyberspace into a real live meeting room. Sullivan has been appointed as a member of the school board for the Excalibur Charter School District in Apache Junction. "I am really grateful for this opportunity because it gives me   more

GOV. PAWLENTY APPOINTS BUNGER AND HORTON TO MINNESOTA HUMANITIES CENTER BOARD
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 14 -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., issued the following press release: Governor Tim Pawlenty today announced the appointment of Robert Bunger and Carinda Horton to the Minnesota Humanities Center Board of Directors. Both are appointed to fulfill a four-year term that expires January 3, 2011. Bunger, of Milaca, is a consultant and principal founder of HBH Associates, LLC. He is a member of the Center for Rural Policy and Development and the Milaca School Board. His past  more

HOOD TO JOIN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, SUPPORT OFFICE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., July 30 -- Middle Tennessee State University issued the following news release: Rep. John Hood will soon leave the halls of the Tennessee General Assembly after serving six terms as state representative from the 48th District, but he will continue to serve the state of Tennessee out of the Office of Community Engagement and Support at Middle Tennessee State University. MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee established the office to support the university's overall mission a  more

Hydro One Grants $5,000 To The Langton Public School Playground, As Part Of Its Powerplay Program In Support Of Ontario Play Facilities
TORONTO, July 22 -- Hydro One issued the following news release: Hydro One has made a $5,000 PowerPlay grant to the Grand Erie District School Board's Langton Public School, to support the construction of a Keep Our Kids Safe Playground. The PowerPlay program benefits children's outdoor and active play facilities in Ontario communities served by Hydro One. The Langton Playground project is one of more than 40 community projects to receive funding this summer as part of Hydro One's PowerPla  more

Hydro One Grants $5,000 To The W. J. Watson Public School Playground
TORONTO, July 22 -- Hydro One issued the following news release: Hydro One has made a $5,000 PowerPlay grant to the York Region District School Board's W. J. Watson Public School, to support the construction of a new Playground. The PowerPlay program benefits children's outdoor and active play facilities in Ontario communities served by Hydro One. The school's playground project is one of more than 40 community projects to receive funding this summer as part of Hydro One's PowerPlay Progra  more

JACK HARMON WILL SERVE AS COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AT 2008 ARAVAIPA CAMPUS GRADUATION CEREMONY
WINKELMAN, Ariz., May 1 -- Central Arizona College issued the following news release: Former Pinal County School Superintendent Dr. Jack Harmon has been chosen as the commencement speaker for Central Arizona College's Aravaipa Campus graduation ceremony on Friday, May 9, in Winkelman, Ariz. The outdoor event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Central's eastern Pinal County campus which is located just off state route 77 between Oracle Junction and Winkelman. Harmon has served as an elementary s  more

Local Republicans Line Up For Markey
BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 15 -- The campaign of Betsy Markey, a Democrat running Today, three prominent Northern Colorado Republicans announced their support for Betsy Markey, turning their backs on incumbent Republican Marilyn Musgrave. Endorsing Betsy Markey are Former Congressman Jim Johnson (R-Colo), Former State Representative Bill Kaufman (R-Loveland), and Former Republican Party Committee member Betty Ehn. "Though I intended to vote for Betsy Markey, I hadn't planned on making a pub  more

MARTIN COUNTY COMMISSION ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 29 MEETING
STUART, Fla., July 29 -- Martin County Commission issued the following minutes: THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING MARTIN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HELD IN THE MARTIN COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER 2401 SE MONTEREY ROAD STUART, FLORIDA 34996 July 29, 2008 1. CALL TO ORDER THOSE PRESENT: None. ALSO PRESENT: Doug Smith, Chair Susan L. Valliere, Vice Chair Michael DiTerlizzi Sarah Heard Lee Weberman Duncan Ballantyne, County Administrator Stephen Fry, Co  more

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY TESTIFIES ON HEARING ON H.R. 3195, 'ADA RESTORATION ACT OF 2007' BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 -- The National Council on Disability issued the text of the following speech: The National Council on Disability (NCD) would like to thank the Committee for this opportunity to provide testimony in support of the need to restore the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and to share information the NCD has learned about the impact on people with disabilities resulting from a series of Supreme Court interpretations of the definition of "disability" under the ADA. Intro  more

NEW BOARD MEMBERS BRING WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO COON RAPIDS CAMPUS FOUNDATION
COON RAPIDS, Minn., Oct. 28 -- Anoka-Ramsey Community College issued the following news release: In August elections, the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Foundation elected three new members to their board of directors James Amundson, James Gromberg and Thomas Lehn. Individually and collectively the following newly-elected board members bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to their new roles. James Amundson, President and CEO of First Advantage Bank, is a graduate of S  more

PARISH E-FILE.COM COLLECTS MORE THAN $14 MILLION IN FIRST MONTH OF OPERATION
BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 28 -- The Louisiana Department of Revenue issued the following press release: In its first month of operation, Parish E-File.com has collected more than $14 million in state and local sales tax revenue from businesses operating in Louisiana. Parish E-File.com is a groundbreaking web-based application that allows businesses to file sales & use tax returns and remit sales tax payments with the click of a mouse from anywhere in the state. Parish E-File.com is a secur  more

Pingree Files Petition Signatures
AUGUSTA, Maine, March 13 -- Chellie Pingree, a Democrat running for election to Maine's 1st Congressional District, issued the following news release: Late yesterday afternoon, Chellie Pingree filed the petition signatures necessary to put her on the ballot in the First District Congressional primary this June. "It's a great feeling," Pingree said, "to finally make it official." Pingree is traveling to all 125 towns in the First District, and the grassroots support she's been experienc  more

SCHOOL ENERGY CONSERVATION PLAN INCLUDES LOWER CLASSROOM TEMPERATURE
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine, Oct. 31 -- The town of Cape Elizabeth issued the following news release: The School Board has approved a 9-point energy conservation plan designed to check energy usage during the upcoming winter. Click here to view plan The adopted plan closely resembles a plan circulated by School Department administrators in September, except for a possible four-day school week that Superintendent Alan Hawkins had included only as an extreme measure. "I feel very strongly that unl  more

SCHOOL MURAL GARNERS RECOGNITION, REWARDS STUDENTS WITH JOB EXPERIENCE
OKMULGEE, Okla., Oct. 31 -- Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee issued the following news release: The award-winning mural on the school lockers started with the reputation of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology's graphic design program. Graduate Nate Olsen had interned at Walsh Branding in Tulsa as a student as part of his requirement for graduation. Walsh Branding Principal Kerry Walsh serves on the board of Street School, a non-profit alternative school in Tulsa, and on the  more

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION DEAN KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR CONFERENCE ON INDIANA LATINO STUDENTS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Oct. 22 -- Indiana University issued the following news release: Dean of the Indiana University School of Education, Gerardo Gonzalez, will be the keynote speaker Thursday morning (Oct. 23) for the "Educational Equity for Indiana's Latino Students" Conference at the Sheraton North Hotel in Indianapolis. Gonzalez will share some of his personal story as a Cuban immigrant and address some of the pressing issues in Latino education in Indiana. His address is at 9 a.m., beginni  more

SECRETARY OF EDUCATION SPELLINGS SELECTS MEMBERS FOR NATIONAL ASSESSMENT GOVERNING BOARD
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today announced the appointment and re-appointment of six National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) members. The 26-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  more

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AND PARTNERS HONOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS IN BROWARD COUNTY
PLANTATION, Fla., Oct. 22 -- The South Florida Water Management District issued the following news release: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) in partnership with the Broward County School Board and several other agencies recognized local educators, students and volunteers for their dedication to the South Florida environment. Two award categories - Environmental Educators and Student of the Year - honor youth and education leaders in Broward County who are committed to raisi  more

SUBCOMMITTEE REVIEWING SCHOOL SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine, Nov. 3 -- The town of Cape Elizabeth issued the following news release: The School Board's policy subcommittee is reviewing its substance abuse policy and is looking for public input. The School Department has developed an online survey for input and perspectives from community members. (Click here for survey) The policy, coded JICH, has been in place for three years, and policy committee members believe it is time for review. "We would like to gather input and pe  more

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES BOARD AGENDA MINUTES OF JULY 17 MEETING
RICHMOND, Va., July 17 -- The Virginia Department of Education issued the following board agenda minutes: The Board of Education and the Board of Career and Technical Education met at the James Monroe State Office Building, Jefferson Conference Room, 22nd Floor, Richmond, with the following members present: Dr. Mark E. Emblidge, President Dr. Gary L. Jones Dr. Ella P. Ward, Vice President Mr. Kelvin L. Moore Dr. Thomas M. Brewster Mr. Andrew J. Rotherham Mr. David L. Johnson Mrs.   more

VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO ON EMPLOYMENT OF RETIREES IN CRITICAL SHORTAGE AREAS
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following Superintendent's Memo: TO: Division Superintendents FROM: Patricia I. Wright Superintendent of Public Instruction Robert P. Schultze Director, Virginia Retirement System SUBJECT: Employment of Retirees in Critical Shortage Areas The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) have recently collaborated to revise the p  more

WEEKLY REPORT FROM WASHINGTON BY REP. MORAN, NOV. 3: MOBILE COUNSELING CENTER WILL BRING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CLOSER TO VETERANS
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 -- Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. (1st CD), issued the following newsletter: Dear Friend, Welcome to "This Week in Congress." Congress remains out of session, which allows me to travel extensively across our state and visit with many Kansans. The conversations I have with Kansans give me direction in our nation's capital. Today, I will be in Junction City to discuss education issues at the USD 475 School Board meeting and then to welcome anglers to the 2008 BASS Federation Nat  more

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES OCT. 21 MEETING SUMMARY
BOSTON, Oct. 21 -- The Massachusetts Department of Education issued the following Baord of Education meeting summary: The Massachusetts Board of Education Board in Brief This is "Board in Brief," issued at the request of Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester to bring you up to date on Board of Elementary and Secondary Education matters. This is a report on the special meeting held in Holyoke on Monday evening, October 20, 2008, and the regular meeting held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Hol  more

DOE RELEASES FINAL ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS STATUS, NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT REPORT CARD
TRENTON, N.J., June 6 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: The AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) status of 79 schools has changed because of final No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) calculations for the 2006-2007 testing period, New Jersey Department of Education officials announced today. Only ten schools saw a decline in status; the status of 69 schools improved as a result of the recalculation. A list of the schools and their preliminary and final statu  more

EDUCATION PANEL ADDRESSES POLICY CONCERNS
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 27 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: During an educational policy panel discussion at Indiana State University Friday afternoon, panel members urged audience members to not just get to know legislators but to run for office themselves. "A wonderful advocacy tool is to file for election," said Marilyn Schultz, executive director of MySmartGov.org and former ISU vice president for planning and budgets. "It will put some life into a sluggis  more

ELECTION 2008: SAM (SIOBHAN) BENNETT SPEAKS AT NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 28 -- Northampton Community College issued the following news release: "We can do better! It's time for a change!" Sam (Siobhan) Bennett rallied a lively audience at Rock the Vote, NCC's nonpartisan voter turnout drive. Bennett spoke on October 28 in Laub Lounge. Bennett is running against incumbent Charlie Dent for a seat from the 15th district of Pennsylvania, which includes all of Northampton and Lehigh counties and parts of Berks and Montgomery counties. An Al  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 28 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Rose Campbell, principal of kindergarten through 5th grade at Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU-DRS), was elected for a three-year term to the International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools (NALS) Board of Directors during a recent conference at Rhode Island College's Laboratory School in Providen  more

GOV. SANFORD TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE MARK SANFORD, GOVERNOR, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel, Congressman McCrery and Members of the Committee, I thank you for this chance to testify before your Committee. I'm here to beg of you not to approve or advance the contemplated $150 billion stimulus package for the effects that it would ultimately have  more

Jeff Merkley Welcomes Back Students and Teachers
SALEM, Ore., Sept. 3 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Today, House Speaker Jeff Merkley, candidate for U.S. Senate, is welcoming back students, teachers, and education support professionals on their first day of school. Like many parents, Merkley took time away from his work to take his own children to school on their first day and greet some of their new teachers. "When I drop my children off on their  more

John Cunningham Wins Debate Against Congressman Markey
REVERE, Mass., Nov. 1 -- John Cunningham, a Republican running for election to Massachusett's 7th Congressional district, issued the following news release: In their only scheduled debate of the campaign, challenger John Cunningham clearly bested long term incumbent Congressman Ed Markey yesterday. Cunningham showed how his principled, constitutional stances contrast to Markey's partisan politics and philosophy that amounts to central planning. Reflecting on the debate, Cunningham said, "  more

LEARNING MATTERS ONLINE, OCT. 3
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 3 -- The Minnesota Department of Education issued the following newsletter: Every week, Learning Matters highlights the most important issues coming out of the Minnesota Department of Education including press releases, policy announcements, grant and scholarship opportunities and other items of interest. Please forward this newsletter to others in the education field who may be interested in Learning Matters. Click here to sign up for Learning Matters. If you do   more

Merkley Calls for Major Education Overhaul in a Letter to Secretary Margaret Spellings
SALEM, Ore., Jan. 17 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, sent the following letter to Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today, calling on her to support a major overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law. Spellings visited Salem and Portland today: Dear Madam Secretary: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to   more

Mike Johanns Outlines A 21st Century Education Plan
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 22 -- The campaign of Mike Johanns, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, Mike Johanns, candidate for U.S. Senate, outlined his plan to strengthen the educational opportunities for Nebraskans across the state. Mike Johanns stressed the importance of providing every Nebraskan with access to top-quality educational opportunities at the primary and secondary levels. "In order to ensure prosperity for the next gen  more

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY'S CULTURAL DIVERSITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 14-16 MEETING
SEATTLE, July 14 -- The National Council on Disability's Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee issued the following meeting minutes: Council Members John Vaughn, Chairman Chad Colley, Co-vice chairperson Pat Pound, Co-vice chairperson Milton Aponte Linda Wetters Lisa Mattheiss Cynthia Wainscott Dr. Young Woo Kang Marylyn Howe Kathy Martinez Anne Rader Victoria Carlson Staff Mike Collins, Executive Director Joan Durocher, Senior Attorney Advisor Lisa Grubb, Special Assistant   more

NORTH CAROLINA STATE EXPERTS ADDRESS ECONOMY, IRAQ, OTHER KEY ELECTION ISSUES
DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 28 -- North Carolina State University issued the following press release: The general election is right around the corner and many experts say North Carolina may be the key to victory for the presidential contenders. At the very least, the state is hotly contested for the first time in years. Close gubernatorial and Senate races are also drawing attention as voters prepare to go to the polls. As the election draws closer, North Carolina State University's experts are pre  more

PATTEN SCHOOL IN PERTH AMBOY AND BLOOMFIELD TECH HONORED AS TITLE I DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS
TRENTON, N.J., May 20 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: New Jersey's two 2007 Title I Distinguished Schools, Edward J. Patten Elementary School in Perth Amboy and the Essex County Vocational and Technical High School Bloomfield Campus, were recognized at the New Jersey Association of Federal Program Administrators Spring Training Institute today in Atlantic City. The two schools, along with other Title I Distinguished Schools from around the coun  more

RESULTS OF FIFTH ANNUAL SURVEY OF TEACHER CONTENT EXPERTISE ANNOUNCED
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 20 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: More New Jersey teachers than ever meet the federal requirements for training and expertise, Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy announced today at the regular monthly meeting of the State Board of Education. The results of the fifth annual survey of teacher content expertise show that ninety-nine percent of New Jersey's teachers meet the federal "highly qualified teacher" criteria in the  more

SCHOOLS CHIEF O'CONNELL RESPONDS TO RELEASE OF NEW FEDERAL TITLE I REGULATIONS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education's release of new Title I regulations [http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2008/10/10282008.html] (Outside Source) under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. "I am concerned that the new NCLB regulations released today will add unnecessary confusion fo  more

SENATE PASSES PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate today passed property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State's students. "Enacting a property tax cap is a good starting point, but it is only one piece of the puzzle," said Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos. "We also passed measures to provide h  more

VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO ON RURAL, LOW-INCOME SCHOOL PROGRAM ENTITLEMENTS
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following Superintendent's Memo: TO: Division Superintendents FROM: Patricia I. Wright Superintendent of Public Instruction SUBJECT: 2008-2009 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program Entitlements Under Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110 Attached are the 2008-2009 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Inc  more

VPASA QUARTERLY REPORT TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 30 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Biology Department Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the Anniston Museum of Natural History on September 27, 2007. Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the UAB Sigma Xi chapter on October   more

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ISSUES OCT. 21 MEETING SUMMARY
BOSTON, Oct. 21 -- The Massachusetts Department of Education issued the following Baord of Education meeting summary: The Massachusetts Board of Education Board in Brief This is "Board in Brief," issued at the request of Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester to bring you up to date on Board of Elementary and Secondary Education matters. This is a report on the special meeting held in Holyoke on Monday evening, October 20, 2008, and the regular meeting held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Hol  more

DOE RELEASES FINAL ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS STATUS, NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT REPORT CARD
TRENTON, N.J., June 6 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: The AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) status of 79 schools has changed because of final No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) calculations for the 2006-2007 testing period, New Jersey Department of Education officials announced today. Only ten schools saw a decline in status; the status of 69 schools improved as a result of the recalculation. A list of the schools and their preliminary and final statu  more

EDUCATION PANEL ADDRESSES POLICY CONCERNS
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Oct. 27 -- Indiana State University issued the following news release: During an educational policy panel discussion at Indiana State University Friday afternoon, panel members urged audience members to not just get to know legislators but to run for office themselves. "A wonderful advocacy tool is to file for election," said Marilyn Schultz, executive director of MySmartGov.org and former ISU vice president for planning and budgets. "It will put some life into a sluggis  more

ELECTION 2008: SAM (SIOBHAN) BENNETT SPEAKS AT NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 28 -- Northampton Community College issued the following news release: "We can do better! It's time for a change!" Sam (Siobhan) Bennett rallied a lively audience at Rock the Vote, NCC's nonpartisan voter turnout drive. Bennett spoke on October 28 in Laub Lounge. Bennett is running against incumbent Charlie Dent for a seat from the 15th district of Pennsylvania, which includes all of Northampton and Lehigh counties and parts of Berks and Montgomery counties. An Al  more

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ELECTED TO NATIONAL BOARD
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 28 -- Florida A&M University, a component of the public university system in Florida, issued the following news release: Rose Campbell, principal of kindergarten through 5th grade at Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU-DRS), was elected for a three-year term to the International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools (NALS) Board of Directors during a recent conference at Rhode Island College's Laboratory School in Providen  more

GOV. SANFORD TESTIFIES ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY, JOB CREATION INVESTMENT IN AMERICA BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The House Ways & Means Committee issued the following testimony: STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE MARK SANFORD, GOVERNOR, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS Chairman Rangel, Congressman McCrery and Members of the Committee, I thank you for this chance to testify before your Committee. I'm here to beg of you not to approve or advance the contemplated $150 billion stimulus package for the effects that it would ultimately have  more

Jeff Merkley Welcomes Back Students and Teachers
SALEM, Ore., Sept. 3 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Today, House Speaker Jeff Merkley, candidate for U.S. Senate, is welcoming back students, teachers, and education support professionals on their first day of school. Like many parents, Merkley took time away from his work to take his own children to school on their first day and greet some of their new teachers. "When I drop my children off on their  more

John Cunningham Wins Debate Against Congressman Markey
REVERE, Mass., Nov. 1 -- John Cunningham, a Republican running for election to Massachusett's 7th Congressional district, issued the following news release: In their only scheduled debate of the campaign, challenger John Cunningham clearly bested long term incumbent Congressman Ed Markey yesterday. Cunningham showed how his principled, constitutional stances contrast to Markey's partisan politics and philosophy that amounts to central planning. Reflecting on the debate, Cunningham said, "  more

LEARNING MATTERS ONLINE, OCT. 3
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 3 -- The Minnesota Department of Education issued the following newsletter: Every week, Learning Matters highlights the most important issues coming out of the Minnesota Department of Education including press releases, policy announcements, grant and scholarship opportunities and other items of interest. Please forward this newsletter to others in the education field who may be interested in Learning Matters. Click here to sign up for Learning Matters. If you do   more

Merkley Calls for Major Education Overhaul in a Letter to Secretary Margaret Spellings
SALEM, Ore., Jan. 17 -- The campaign of Jeff Merkley, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Oregon, issued the following news release: Oregon House Speaker Jeff Merkley, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, sent the following letter to Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings today, calling on her to support a major overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law. Spellings visited Salem and Portland today: Dear Madam Secretary: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to   more

Mike Johanns Outlines A 21st Century Education Plan
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 22 -- The campaign of Mike Johanns, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska, issued the following news release: Today, Mike Johanns, candidate for U.S. Senate, outlined his plan to strengthen the educational opportunities for Nebraskans across the state. Mike Johanns stressed the importance of providing every Nebraskan with access to top-quality educational opportunities at the primary and secondary levels. "In order to ensure prosperity for the next gen  more

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY'S CULTURAL DIVERSITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ISSUES MINUTES OF JULY 14-16 MEETING
SEATTLE, July 14 -- The National Council on Disability's Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee issued the following meeting minutes: Council Members John Vaughn, Chairman Chad Colley, Co-vice chairperson Pat Pound, Co-vice chairperson Milton Aponte Linda Wetters Lisa Mattheiss Cynthia Wainscott Dr. Young Woo Kang Marylyn Howe Kathy Martinez Anne Rader Victoria Carlson Staff Mike Collins, Executive Director Joan Durocher, Senior Attorney Advisor Lisa Grubb, Special Assistant   more

NORTH CAROLINA STATE EXPERTS ADDRESS ECONOMY, IRAQ, OTHER KEY ELECTION ISSUES
DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 28 -- North Carolina State University issued the following press release: The general election is right around the corner and many experts say North Carolina may be the key to victory for the presidential contenders. At the very least, the state is hotly contested for the first time in years. Close gubernatorial and Senate races are also drawing attention as voters prepare to go to the polls. As the election draws closer, North Carolina State University's experts are pre  more

PATTEN SCHOOL IN PERTH AMBOY AND BLOOMFIELD TECH HONORED AS TITLE I DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS
TRENTON, N.J., May 20 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: New Jersey's two 2007 Title I Distinguished Schools, Edward J. Patten Elementary School in Perth Amboy and the Essex County Vocational and Technical High School Bloomfield Campus, were recognized at the New Jersey Association of Federal Program Administrators Spring Training Institute today in Atlantic City. The two schools, along with other Title I Distinguished Schools from around the coun  more

RESULTS OF FIFTH ANNUAL SURVEY OF TEACHER CONTENT EXPERTISE ANNOUNCED
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 20 -- The New Jersey Department of Education issued the following news release: More New Jersey teachers than ever meet the federal requirements for training and expertise, Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy announced today at the regular monthly meeting of the State Board of Education. The results of the fifth annual survey of teacher content expertise show that ninety-nine percent of New Jersey's teachers meet the federal "highly qualified teacher" criteria in the  more

SCHOOLS CHIEF O'CONNELL RESPONDS TO RELEASE OF NEW FEDERAL TITLE I REGULATIONS
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28 -- The California Department of Education issued the following news release: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education's release of new Title I regulations [http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2008/10/10282008.html] (Outside Source) under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. "I am concerned that the new NCLB regulations released today will add unnecessary confusion fo  more

SENATE PASSES PROPERTY TAX CAP LEGISLATION
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 8 -- New York State Sen. Dean G. Skelos, R-Rockville Center (9th District), issued the following news release: The New York State Senate today passed property tax legislation and mandate relief bills designed to reduce costs for schools and ensure adequate resources for New York State's students. "Enacting a property tax cap is a good starting point, but it is only one piece of the puzzle," said Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos. "We also passed measures to provide h  more

VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION ISSUES MEMO ON RURAL, LOW-INCOME SCHOOL PROGRAM ENTITLEMENTS
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 31 -- The Virginia Department of Education's Superintendent of Public Instruction issued the following Superintendent's Memo: TO: Division Superintendents FROM: Patricia I. Wright Superintendent of Public Instruction SUBJECT: 2008-2009 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Income School Program Entitlements Under Provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110 Attached are the 2008-2009 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2, Rural and Low-Inc  more

VPASA QUARTERLY REPORT TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JACKSONVILLE, Ala., Jan. 30 -- Jacksonville State University issued the following news release: COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Biology Department Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the Anniston Museum of Natural History on September 27, 2007. Dr. Roger Sauterer presented a seminar entitled Fast Times in the Cretaceous: The life and times of T-Rex to the public at the UAB Sigma Xi chapter on October   more




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