Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick Named 17th President of Howard University

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

The Howard University Board of Trustees accepted the unanimous recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee and voted to appoint Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS, as the Universitys 17th President during a meeting on Monday evening.

The Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., was comprised of all of the Universitys stakeholder groups: students, represented by the president of the Howard University Student Association; alumni, represented by the president of the Howard University Alumni Association; faculty, represented by two Faculty Senate appointees; and a representative of the Howard University Staff Organization. The Committee included 15 alumni, nine trustees, including two trustees emeriti, five academicians, the Attorney General of California, a Vice President of the Lumina Foundation, and the Mayor of Atlanta.

Selecting a university president is one of the most critical decisions a Board of Trustees is entrusted to make, and Dr. Fredericks selection is the result of an extraordinarily thorough and thoughtful process, Jordan said. After conducting an exhaustive national search, we identified a finalist pool, comprised of both internal and external candidates. From this stellar group, Dr. Frederick stood out as supremely qualified, remarkably motivated, and uniquely suited to lead Howard University.

Board Chairman Stacey J. Mobley said, We conducted an inclusive national search and are excited to name Dr. Frederick as the next president of Howard University. He brings insight, energy, and the requisite vision to advance the Capstone through collaboration and engagement.

Frederick has served as the Universitys interim president since October 2013. A respected scholar, surgeon, researcher and administrator, he previously served as Howards Provost and Chief Academic Officer, charged with oversight of Howard’s 13 schools and colleges, as well as its health sciences enterprise.

I am deeply honored to be selected by the Board of Trustees to lead this great University, Frederick said. Howard University has been an unparalleled catalyst since its founding, opening doors and expanding opportunity for untold individuals while driving research, innovation, service, and excellence. On the cusp of our 150th anniversary, I could not be more humbled to accept the mantle of leadership and embrace the sacred trust of our motto, Truth and Service.

Frederick enrolled at Howard University as a 16-year-old from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to pursue his dream of becoming a physician. He earned a dual B.S./M.D. degree program at 22, and went on to enter a surgical residency at Howard University Hospital. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Howards School of Business.

The Search Committees process was designed to be inclusive and transparent. It included a strategic institutional overview of Howards operational, organizational, competitive, and environmental challenges and opportunities. The overview served to inform the development of search criteria to match the needs of the University. The Search Committee also implemented an extensive engagement process with the Boards Transition Committee. This engagement process included an online survey of all key stakeholders, seven on-campus forums, 16 alumni forums in various metropolitan areas across the country, and eight affinity group webinars. Insights gained from these outreach activities also guided the Search Committees evaluation of the candidates.

Jordan added, I thank the members of the Search Committee for their tireless work, as well as members of the community who participated in stakeholder forums, webinars, and survey. This level of engagement is critical to advancing our University.

Members of the Search Committee also expressed their support for the process.

Mercedes Vidal Tibbits, Ph.D. Undergraduate Faculty Representative, Howard University Faculty Senate.

As Faculty Senate representatives on the Presidential Search Committee, we participated in a comprehensive search process. Our voices were heard and our views shared. I was very satisfied with the depth and breadth of the search and the commitment to faculty engagement.

James K. Pleasant Director, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Services, Department of Physical Facilities Management, Howard University

Having participated in the presidential search process, I am fully confident that the decision we made will pay dividends to Howard University for many years into the future under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Wayne Frederick.

Dominique Perkins President of the Howard University Student Association

The search process was very thorough and transparent. I was humbled to be the undergraduate student representative. Along with the graduate student representative, we were able to advance student priorities and needs to all the candidates. I am excited about Dr. Fredericks leadership.

Kelechi C. Anyanwu President of the Howard University Graduate Student Assembly and third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program

Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick is an outstanding leader who exemplifies the characteristics, leadership qualities, experience, and connections needed to take Howard University to the next level of academic excellence.

Chris Washington President of the Howard University Alumni Association

It was a great honor to be a member of the Presidential Search Committee. A new president represents a new era for Howard. I am happy and confident that our process was extensive and complete. I am in total support of our choice of Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick as the 17th President of Howard and look forward to continuing our alumni engagement as we strive to achieve the mission and goals of the University.

ABOUT HOWARD UNIVERSITY Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at http://www.howard.edu.

Salsa Labs Opens Its FUSE 2014 Digital Marketing Conference to Nonprofits Nationwide

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

Salsa Labs, Inc. (Salsa), creator of the all-in-one online engagement platform is hosting its annual marketing conference for nonprofits, FUSE 2014, August 6-7, at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale. Previously a Salsa users conference, this year, the company has opened its doors to all small to medium-sized nonprofits interested in attending.

As in years past, Salsas line-up of speakers comprise many well-known thought leaders in the nonprofit community. From advocacy and fundraising experts to outreach and social media mavens, some of the FUSE 2014 speakers include: Ritu Sharma, Social Media for Nonprofits; Heather Mansfield, Nonprofit Tech for Good; Aaron Sherinian, United Nations Foundation; Justin Perkins, Care2; Henry Timms, 92nd Street Y; Colin Delany, e.politics; and Erin Viray, change.org.

The two-day conference offers an opportunity for those members of the nationwide nonprofit community to network, learn and gain insight into the most updated online organizing practices. As with previous years, Salsa users will still have the opportunity to obtain technical product training and communicate with experienced staff to address specific questions.

The scheduled sessions focus on everything involved in nonprofit online marketing from how to craft a practical online advocacy strategy and becoming a citizen journalist; to how to improve email marketing; social media best practices; #givingtuesday planning; constituent engagement; and much more.

Christine Schaefer, Salsas Vice President of Marketing and Community said, We are really excited about this FUSE 2014 – especially because of our decision to open it up to all nonprofits. Our session schedule is packed with so much more than Salsa-user specific sessions. So much of it is informative and timely discussions on organizing, fundraising, communicating and advocacy that attendees may not have gotten at other industry events. Our speakers are all experts in their respective fields and we are grateful they have agreed to share their knowledge.

Scholarship opportunities are available via an online application for those who need assistance. Kids & Art Foundation (San Francisco, CA), Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) (Portland, OR), US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (Washington, DC), Interfaith Peace-Builders (Washington, DC), and Missouri Recovery Network (Jefferson City, MO) are among some of the recipient organizations.

Online registration and scholarship applications are still available at fusecon.org. Individuals also may register day-of at the Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Annandale campus. Follow Salsa on Twitter or like them on Facebook. Follow FUSE2014 with the hashtag #FUSECON2014.

About Salsa Labs

Salsa Labs (Salsa) helps nonprofits and political campaigns ignite action and fuel change around the world by growing and engaging a base of support online. With Salsa, groups of all sizes can easily organize their supporters and chapters, fundraise, advocate, communicate through email and social media, host events and measure results. Salsa provides more than technology; it offers strategic best practices, training, highly rated support and a strong online community, so its clients can focus their energy on their mission. The company currently empowers more than 2,000 organizations and their more than 92 million donors, members, activists and fans across the globe. For media information, contact Leah Wilkinson, WilkinsonShein for Salsa, 703-907-0010 or leah(at)wilkinsonshein(dot)com. Visit Salsa online at http://www.SalsaLabs.com.

TicketProcess.com Adds Additional Tickets to the Manchester United vs Real Madrid Match in Early August

(PRWEB) July 23, 2014

Michigan Stadium is otherwise known as “The Big House” to the tens of thousands of fans who file into the cavernous locale each fall for Michigan football games. It will be every bit as packed and energetic for a soccer match that the University is truly honored to host. Each team will have a separate open training session on the Friday evening before the big match.

When the ball is put into play at 4 PM local time, it will begin at least 90 minutes of international superstars showcasing their skills for a North American audience. Tickets went on sale this morning, and TicketProcess.com already has a large inventory of affordable soccer tickets which can be accessed online or by phone at 1-888-791-3322.

**TicketProcess.com is not associated or otherwise connected in any form with the college or professional organizations, teams, artists, bands or other performers featured on this site. Additionally, TicketProcess.com has no affiliation with any of the venues listed on the site. Names and titles used in this press release are solely for descriptive purposes and do not imply, suggest or indicate that any type of endorsement or partnership is in place.

About TicketProcess.com

Since early in 2010, TicketProcess.com has been a secondary ticket exchange for both brokers and consumers. By offering a large selection of inventory to an array of the most exclusive sports, live concerts, theater events and other live entertainment, they have establish their place as a reputable source of quality, guaranteed tickets for fans around the United States and beyond.

Seven-days-a-week customer service combined with a 100% satisfaction guarantee has proved to be a simple yet effective strategy for the constantly growing online secondary ticket market. All fans of live entertainment are openly welcome to visit the easily accessible site and purchase their tickets with the confidence that comes with a proven track record.

Following TicketProcess.com on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ will give you direct access to exclusive announcements and free discount codes, allowing you to access to all possible advantages in terms of purchasing the best ticket at the best possible price.

Southern New Hampshire University Selects Regent Educations Financial Aid Management Solution, Regent 8

Frederick, MD (PRWEB) July 14, 2014

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has selected Regent Educations financial aid management systemRegent 8to support financial aid processes for all their students and programs including their industry-leading online programs and their new and cutting edge Competency-Based Education program known as College for America (CFA). Regent 8 is the only financial aid management solution to offer complete support for all enrollment models including standard term, non-term, borrower-based and Competency Based Education.

The growth we have experienced at SNHU coupled with our innovative learning models made finding a robust and flexible financial aid management solution critical to our future and our ability to continue to be a leader in efficiency and service, said Paul LeBlanc, President of SNHU. With Regent 8 we will have the ability to support all of our enrollment models, while also controlling costs so that we can continue to reduce one of the major barriers to a college level education-rising tuitions costs.

We are thrilled to be working with one of the most innovative schools in the country and look forward to a long and successful partnership, said Randy Jones, CEO of Regent Education. We designed Regent 8 to bring efficiency to even the most challenging processes, and are excited to partner with SNHU to help continue to support its leadership position in offering both traditional and non-traditional enrollment models at the lowest possible cost.

Regent 8 is changing the ways institutions process financial aid, giving them revolutionary and intuitive tools to automate and manage every aspect of the financial aid life cycleeven for institutions with non-term, BBAY, and standard term models. Institutions have been hindered in their ability to offer non-term enrollment models due to limitations with their financial aid management systems. With Regent 8, schools now have an option that will allow them to offer the enrollment models that meet the needs of their institution and the students they serve.

Financial aid is one of the most complex aspects of operation in any college or university, but at SNHU we take complexity to an entirely new level with our many enrollment model offerings, said Stacy Sweeney, Chief Administrative Officer. We are highly focused on efficiency, compliance and service and needed a system that is designed to support complex models with a high degree of automation.

In the current climate it is more important than ever that institutions are looking at ways to be competitive by meeting changing student needs, while also focusing on compliance and driving down costs, said Jones. Many institutions are hindered by the limitations of their financial aid management system and are unable to offer non-traditional enrollment models. With Regent 8 we are helping institutions adapt to the changing landscape in higher education, while also reducing back office processing needs by as much as 60 percent.

Regent Education offers monthly webinars on all of their products. To learn more, visit: http://www.regenteducation.com

About Regent

Founded in 2006, Regent Education is a leading provider of software solutions that have revolutionized financial aid management and enrollment processes for schools using non-traditional enrollment models. Today, Regent 8, the eighth version of Regents financial aid management system is the only solution that provides end-to-end automation for non-term, nonstandard term, and standard academic years. Regent SNAP enables schools to provide estimated awards to prospective students in 15 minutes or lessa process that normally takes days or weeks. Regent Review is the industrys only fully-automated verification solution.

Regent is a nationally recognized leader in results-driven enrollment optimization and financial aid management solutionssolutions that are web-based, easy-to-use, and interoperate with any existing student information system. Regent offers software-as-a-solution (SaaS) tools that help institutions increase enrollment, improve retention, speed student processing, mitigate compliance risks and deliver bottom-line results. http://www.regenteducation.com

About Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited university with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has approximately 2,900 traditional, full-time undergraduate day students and a total annual enrollment of 40,000 students in more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available online, at the main campus in Manchester, NH, and at regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.

Southern New Hampshire University has been recognized with “Best of Business” awards for best online degree programs and was ranked 12th on Fast Company’s 2012 list of The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. SNHU was the only university to earn this distinction. To learn more about SNHUs programs visit http://www.snhu.edu.

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Stetson Universitys El-Aarag Elected CCSC Vice President/President Elect

DeLand, Fla. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014

Hala El-Aarag, PhD., associate professor of Computer Science at Stetson University, was elected vice president/president elect of Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC), a non-profit organization that promotes quality, computer science curricula and effective computing in smaller institutions of higher learning.

As the consortium is concerned with the advancement of major programs in both computer science and computer information systems, and with the use of computers in the liberal arts and sciences, I will make every effort to make sure that CCSC will always be up to its mission, said El-Aarag who received her doctorate degree at the University of Central Florida. I will be actively engaged in fostering the goals of the consortium.

At Stetson, El-Aarag teaches computer organization, discrete structures, operating systems, computer networks and mobile computing, algorithms analysis, ethics and technology and other classes. El-Aarag has published numerous research articles on topics such as web cache replacement strategies using simulation and processor design. She continues to research topics such as transport protocols for wireless networks, mobile computing, sensor networks, computer security and evolutionary computation.

In addition, El-Aarag has numerous publications on her hands-on teaching techniques published in prestigious computer science education journals, and has shared her research, her teaching techniques and research methodology with undergraduates in national and international presentations.

Beginning in August, El-Aarag will serve two years as vice president of CCSC followed by two years as president. Her plans include enhancing the professional image of the consortium by attracting renowned authors in the field to our conferences, working to improve the prestige of CCSC by lowering the acceptance rates of the blind, peer-refereed, professional papers in all 10 CCSC regional conferences, and increasing the awareness of our conferences and opportunities to further engage the computer science community in educational improvements and participation.

As program chair of the southeastern region conference in 2010, El-Aarag reduced the acceptance rate to 50 percent, provided new forums for presentations and spearheaded a move to an online submission and review system.

I believe that civic service plays an important role in making the world a better place, said El-Aarag. As an academic, I think I have a duty to the computer science research and education communities. I have been striving to give back to these communities through multiple service activities.

Some of El-Aarags service activities include general chair of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) Spring Simulation Multiconference, national councilor of the Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and others. Recently, she received the Outstanding Service Award from SCS for outstanding and dedicated technical contributions and services.

I believe that CCSC fulfills a vital role in the landscape of computer science education and research, and I am happy to contribute to its efforts, said El-Aarag who is increasingly motivated and dedicated to making a difference within her position.

About Stetson University

Founded in 1883, Stetson University in Central Florida is an independent university that provides a transforming education in the liberal arts tradition. Stetson stresses academic excellence and community-engaged learning, and consistently earns high national rankings. In 1982, Stetson was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. The College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music are located at the historic campus in DeLand. The College of Law is in Gulfport/St. Petersburg. The university also has two satellite centers: the Tampa Law Center and the Stetson University Center at Celebration near Orlando. More information: University Marketing, 386-822-8920. Stay connected with Stetson on social media.

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Ivy Tech Community College and McDonalds Partner to Develop Degree Crosswalk

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 08, 2014

Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with McDonalds in order to develop a degree crosswalk with the companys Management Development Program.

The new partnership will allow McDonalds restaurant and Mid-Management employees in the Management Development Program to transfer up to 21 credit hours of courses taken at Hamburger University toward an associate degree or up to 15 credit hours toward a technical certificate. Additionally, if students have previously attended another regionally-accredited college or university, those credits may also transfer to Ivy Tech.

The program will be offered online allowing any McDonalds restaurant and Mid-Management employee in the U.S. enrolled in the McDonalds Management Development Programs to take advantage of this unique crosswalk option with Ivy Tech Community College, one of the largest community college systems of its kind.

Over the last decade, Ivy Tech has developed the most accessible, online education program available anywhere, and were excited to now offer our program to students in the McDonalds Management Development Programs, said Dr. Jeff Pittman, Vice President of Corporate College and Online Education. This is a unique opportunity for thousands of McDonalds management personnel to complete their college degree at a time that is convenient for them. Ivy Techs flexibility is the perfect fit for working adults with demanding home and work schedules.

The flexibility of online delivery will allow students participating in the crosswalk option to complete coursework on their schedule, whether that be during the day, evening or weekends. Ivy Techs classes are also small in size which allows students to form great relationships with their peers and professors, even in online classes.

Students enrolled in the McDonalds Management Development Program and participating in this crosswalk option will each be assigned to an advisor to assist with scheduling and answering questions. Ivy Techs team of advisors will not only help students with their educational and career goals, but also help design an academic plan that best fits each students needs. Virtual resources are also available.

Ivy Tech Community College is the states largest public postsecondary institution and the nations largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the states engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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New Crime, “Holiday of Horrors” Thriller Uncovers Ghastly Mystery and Exposes Familial Ties

Pittsburgh (PRWEB) July 16, 2014

The mother-daughter relationship is a special bond that intertwines past, present and future. Author BGE Ruth has highlighted this connection in her newest thriller.

Holiday of Horrors is about a college student, Christy, who is struggling with her mothers recent passing from breast cancer. While on a trip at a national park, she encounters a serial killer who is roaming the park and learns that the killer had unique contact with her mother before Christy was born.

I wanted to write an book thats both incredibly entertaining and emotionally deep, Ruth said. I highlight the emotion of grief, which is a draining process with swings that run from love to hate, sadness, guilt, and depression.

Holiday of Horrors takes place in present time in the Rocky Mountain National Park and is intended for readers 15 and up.

Holiday of Horrors

By BGE Ruth

Price: $ 11.52

ISBN: 978-1-4669-9031-9

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May 15th and 16th!

May 15th:

Join the SSC for the Last Movie night of the semester! Bring your own REUSABLE bowl/cup for popcorn and drinks!



May 16th:

Ladies, join us for a free self defense class brought to you by the SSC and the Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center. According to Hirsch, Kathleen (1990)”Fraternities of Fear: Gang Rape, Male Bonding, and the Silencing of Women.” Ms., 1(2) 52-56., At least 1 in 4 college women will be the victim of a sexual assault during her academic career. Let’s do something about this! Let’s not be a statistic and learn how to defend ourselves in any situation. This is an RSVP, women-only event. To reserve a space, contact SSC President, Claudia Marin at claudiace.marin@gmail.com