Cerebral Successs SmartX to Hit GNC Shelves

Provo, UT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014

The release of SmartX in GNC stores nationwide also coincides with the release of a study that Cerebral Success has been conducting on its featured brain-health supplement. Results of the study will also be published on November 1, demonstrating the effectiveness of its product. Preliminary results show SmartX increases processing speed by 12 percent, memory recall by 13 percent and alpha brain waves (associated with focus) by 55 percent after seven days.

Businesswoman Barbara Corcorans mentorship has made SmartXs arrival in GNC possible. She invested $ 75,000 in the company after hearing founder, Trevor Hiltbrand, pitch it on ABCs Shark Tank on April 25.

I saw young Trevor for who he was a kid who knew the prevalence and danger of college kids popping un-prescribed Adderall pills to get them through their exams. And he had a solution, Corcoran wrote in an article posted on LinkedIn, titled Spotting a Winner on Shark Tank.

Hiltbrand established Cerebral Success in 2011, blending together safe study-aid alternative ingredients like B-vitamins, bacopa, Cognizin

Advanta IRA Holds Nationwide Webinar: Self-Direction 101Control Your Own Investment Funds and Decisions

Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

A self-directed IRA is a unique retirement account that gives owners absolute control over their own investment funds and choosing their own investments. Those who use these plans understand their chances of success are better if they invest in things they know and understand. Additionally, there is a large pool of alternative investments permissible in these accounts, which provides another huge draw for IRA owners.

Diversity within any investment portfolio is a critical rule-of-thumb for success. While holding stocks, bonds and CDs is recommendedthese are considered traditional investments offered by mainstream brokers. However, typically these firms do not offer alternative investments to their clients because they do not sell these options. Savvy investors capitalize on their own knowledge to acquire alternative investments as assets inside investment portfolios by using self-directed accounts.

Popular alternative investments include:

Real estate (single and multi-family homes, commercial property, raw land)
Precious metals
Private lending opportunities (mortgages, notes)
Tax liens and deeds
Private placements and crowfunding options
LLCs, LLPs, and trusts
Foreign currency exchange and futures trading

Other alternative investments are found in oil and gas opportunities, cattle, timber options, accounts receivable and more. The list of possible alternative investments can be extensive. The only items not allowed as assets are as determined by the IRS are collectibles and life insurance contracts.

Advanta IRA believes control is key in successful investing. Our clients are able to choose their own alternative investments that have the potential to garner retirement income at a faster pace than traditional investments, says Jack Callahan, managing partner of Advanta IRA Administration. While we do not provide investment advice or sell investments, we do encourage investors to educate themselves on the benefits of self-directed IRAs and offer a wide platform of events designed to do exactly that.

With that in mind, Advanta IRA Administration is hosting the webinar below to educate investors on the potential benefits of all types of self-directed investment accounts.

Event: Webinar Self-Direction 101

Date: October 8, 2014

Time: 7:00 8:00pm

Location: Online

Cost: No charge.

Register: by 5 pm (EST) on October 7th by emailing Larissa Greene at lgreene(at)advantairagroup(dot)com

About Advanta IRA

Advanta IRA Services, located in Largo, Florida, has been in operation for over 10 years, providing administrative service to owners of self-directed IRAs throughout the Tampa Bay and Sarasota, Florida regions. Advanta IRA Administration offers a second location serving the Atlanta, Georgia area and surrounding regions. Both offices are managed by Jack Callahan, J.D., CFP. Advanta IRA offers classes, seminars and other educational tools designed to assist clients in managing self-directed IRAs by investing in real estate, notes, private placements and other non-traditional assets that have the potential to maximize IRA earnings on a tax-free or tax-deferred basis.

About Jack Callahan

Jack M. Callahan, J.D., CFP, is the managing partner at Advanta IRA Services in Largo, FL and Advanta IRA Administration in Atlanta, GA. Jack established the corporate office, Advanta IRA Services, in 2003. Prior to that, Jack delivered specialized counsel to real estate investors, small business owners and real estate professionals on tax, legal and financial matters. As an industry expert, Jack is a frequent speaker on the topic of self-directed retirement plans and an accredited continuing education instructor for the Florida and Georgia Bar Associations, Florida and Georgia Real Estate Commissions, and The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and multinational business from Florida State University and his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law.

Maryland University of Integrative Health Launches First Doctoral Degrees in January 2015

LAUREL, Md. (PRWEB) October 03, 2014

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) has been given approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and permission by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to begin offering three new doctoral programs in January 2015. The professional doctoral degrees are in acupuncture, Oriental medicine and clinical nutrition. Applications for all three programs will be accepted immediately for the January 2015 trimester.

Approval to offer doctoral degrees in our unique disciplines has long been a dream of Maryland University of Integrative Health, said Judith Broida, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs. This tremendous achievement is a testament to the vision of our leaders and the steadfast work of our faculty. These programs meet a growing market demand for scientific and compassionate healers in integrative health and MUIH is proud to be a national leader in offering them.

About the Doctorate in Acupuncture (DAc) and the Doctorate in Oriental Medicine (DOM):

MUIH will be one of only two accredited acupuncture schools (and the only school east of the Rockies) to offer either of these first professional doctorate where students can enter the program with a just bachelor’s degree;
Graduates of either program will be able to practice in a number of health settings including hospitals, medical offices, and integrative health practices as well as establish private or shared practices;
Both programs may be completed on campus in 13 trimesters, or a little more than 4 years.
MUIH alumni will be able to complete either doctoral degree by transferring their masters credits and completing an additional 22 credits.

About the Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN)

Graduates of this program will be able to work in a number of health and wellness settings, teach at the college level, publish independent research, and serve in leadership positions in the nutrition and health arena;
The program will be delivered in a hybrid format; over the course of two years, students will complete 42 of the 48 doctoral credits online and study on campus during four weekends for the remaining six credits.

For more information about these programs, visit our doctoral degrees page.

About Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH)

Maryland University of Integrative Health, formerly Tai Sophia Institute, is the leading accredited academic institution for integrative health in the nation. For nearly 40 years, MUIH has educated practitioners in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science. MUIH offers graduate degrees and certificates both on campus and online in a wide range of health disciplines, as well as programs for professional and personal development. Currently, more than 1000 students from 30 states are enrolled in academic programs and 1900 alumni practice throughout the nation. The on-campus Natural Care Center offers compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, delivering more than 35,000 clinical treatments a year. Visit http://muih.edu for more information.


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Educators Team Up With Employers to Tackle the Skills Gap

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) October 01, 2014

A cursory search of the internet paints a startling picture of the current landscape of the American workforce: Two thirds of U.S. hiring managers say the recent college graduates are underprepared to fill entry-level positions. Fifty percent of U.S. employers experience difficulty filling mission-critical positions within their organizations. Over thirty-five percent of millenials are unemployed.

This research indicates that finding top talent has been a persistent problem for employers and the skills gap seems to be widening, contributing to unemployment and stifling workforce expansion efforts. To help strengthen the connections between educators and employers to build stronger collaboration along the college to career continuum, Bryant & Stratton College today announced their second annual Employability Summit, which will tackle the theme Bridging the Skills Gap, will take place on October 29 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT.

The Bridging the Skills Gap event will feature a panel of hiring and human resources experts from CareerBuilder, ManpowerGroup, HR Policy Foundation and Mainstreet. In addition to giving attendees a detailed picture of the current skills gap that exists in the United States, the speakers will also offer strategies to:

Articulate the skills employers are looking for from job seekers;
Increase collaboration between educators and employers;
Identify and address contributors to the skills gap, and;
Build the workforce of tomorrow.

As employers create jobs, they need to challenge themselves to staff for the future, said Rosemary Haefner, VP of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. For job seekers, this means the roles that they aspired to fill are evolving, and they must be willing to invest in their own development over the lifetime of their careers on order to best position themselves for professional success.

The event will be live streamed for free on October 29 from the Bryant & Stratton College campus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. CT. Those interested in joining online can register at http://www.bryantstratton.edu/employability-summit. A recorded version of the event will be available for download after the event.

For 160 years, the primary focus of Bryant & Stratton College has been to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that employers want so graduates can enter the workforce with the competitive advantage of proven performance in their field.

Bryant & Stratton College believes that in order to have a more employable workforce, education has to be relevant, practical and taught in a way that makes the connection between classroom learning and real-world application, said Beth Tarquino, Chief Academic Officer.

By bringing together employers and educators to address this complex problem, the College plans to build more meaningful progressions between the students of today to the workforce of tomorrow. To learn more about Bryant & Stratton College and its Employability Program, go to http://www.bryantstratton.edu.

About Bryant & Stratton College

Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college that provides career relevant education with a focus on employability and student success in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has offered students access to career relevant education leading to bachelors degrees, associates degrees and professional certificates in the fields of business, criminal justice, design, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, paralegal studies and information technology. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit http://www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information can also be found on the Colleges website at http://www.bryantstratton.edu.

University of St. Augustine Names New Vice President of Student Administration

San Marcos, California (PRWEB) October 12, 2014

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) has named Jeremy Wells, JD, vice president of student administration for USAs three campuses in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. In this role Wells is responsible for all student-facing services, including admissions, financial aid, advising, and career and alumni services.

Wells previously served as the regional vice president of operations at Kaplan University. During his tenure Wells applied his focus on the student experience to Kaplans online and face-to-face student services for five campuses in Iowa and Nebraska.

We are pleased to have Jeremy join the USA team, said Dr. Wanda Nitsch, USAs president and chief academic officer. We hired Jeremy because of his strong commitment to student-centered values, which are fundamental to our core values at USA. He will provide the leadership, strategy and vision we need to maintain a strong multi-campus operation that responds first and foremost to the needs of our students.

Wells earned his JD from the Ohio State University in Columbus and his masters and bachelors at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He is based on USAs St. Augustine, Florida, campus.

USA is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 75 institutions in 29 countries and one of the most significant global higher education providers for health sciences.

About Us

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education, and is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. Founded in 1979, USA has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. The university is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). USAs physical therapy programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and its occupational therapy programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Degree offerings include the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), the Dual Degree Option (MOT/DPT), the Master of Health Sciences in Athletic Training, the Master of Orthopaedic Assistant (MOA), the Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and the Flexible Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT). USA also offers the Transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, the Doctor of Education (EdD), the Doctor of Health Science (DHSc), the Clinical Orthopaedic Residency, the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program, and continuing education seminars and certifications for currently licensed therapists. For more information, visit http://www.usa.edu.


Record Turnout for National Wood Floor Association Training at Philadelphia Floor Store

Conshohocken, PA (PRWEB) October 09, 2014

Philadelphia Floor Store (PFS), the nations leading hardwood flooring distributor, recently partnered with the National Wood Floor Association (NWFA), the industrys preeminent not-for-profit trade association, to offer educational workshops at their showroom in Conshohocken. The sold-out training seminars provided hardwood floor contractors a chance to sharpen their technical skills and network with fellow hardwood floor industry experts.

The two-day event kicked off on Thursday, September 25th with a Finish Application/Color Workshop. Contractors spent the day acquiring valuable hands-on experience in applying different products to hardwood floors, including dyes, cures, stains, and finishes. Machine Maintenance training was held the following day, as attendees brought in their floor sanders and learned firsthand how to perform routine jobsite maintenance.

Sean Maxwell, owner of Maxwell Hardwood Floors in Plymouth Meeting, PA commented, The training was first-rate! The skills we learned will no doubt provide long-term value for those of us who rely on our flooring tools and application techniques to make a living. Time and again, the Philadelphia Floor Store shows their commitment to their customers by hosting events like these.

According to Joe Glavin, Philadelphia Floor Store co-owner and national sales manager, It was great to see such a large turnout! Our hardwood contractors are some of the most knowledgeable in the business; as such they know how important it is to continually upgrade and enhance their technical skills. The NWFA made sure they got what they came for! The hands-on, interactive learning experience educated everyone in attendance. The PFS Team certainly learned a few new things in the process!

Hardwood flooring experts representing various specialties were on hand to answer questions and offer advice, including: HID Ultraviolet, Norton Abrasives, Basic Coatings, Primatech, WOCA, Lenmar, Glitsa, DuraSeal, General Finishes, and Aboritec.

Curtis Richard of Primatech generously raffled off a new P245 PRO Series Nailer. Pete Mansueto (Mansueto Hardwood Flooring) was the lucky winner of the new P245, while Jim Zane (Jim Zane Carpentry) won a free one-year NWFA subscription. Vendor promos and special discounts were also in effect during the event.

Qualified attendees earned certificates, as well as credits toward NWFA degree and certification programs. Philly Floor plans to host additional NWFA-led training seminars in 2015.

About PFS

PFS is a leading provider of unfinished and prefinished hardwood flooring and accessories including stains, finishes, abrasives, flooring tools, and sanding equipment. Family owned and operated, PFS has been serving hardwood flooring contractors for more than 20 years and provides the expertise needed to install and maintain hardwood floors. The company offers all the top name manufactures including, Aacer, Century, Norton, Lagler, 3M, Clarke, Bona, Basic, Primatech, Bostick, and more. The companys in-house resources include a top-ranked Machine Repair Center, Rental Center, In-house Chemist, and Gym Floor and Wood Floor Consultants. PFS educates customers via personalized service, online training materials, videos, and free events. Visit the PFS showroom in Conshohocken, PA or shop online at phillyfloor.com.

For product information and training videos, visit the companys YouTube channel or Blog. Visit Philly Floor on Facebook or follow the company on Twitter at @PhillyFloor. For media inquiries, contact Caran Baxter at caran.baxter.phillyfloor.com or call 610-940-5757.

About NWFA

The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization, with more than 2,650 member companies world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800.422.4556 (USA & Canada), 636.519.9663 (local and international), or on-line at http://www.nwfa.org.

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Trident University International Introduces New Online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

Cypress, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

Starting in the Winter 2015 session, Trident University International (Trident) will introduce the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D. EL) to its program offerings. Acknowledging both the industry need for well-trained administrators and professionals as well the needs of its growing student population, Trident has designed a program that is committed to developing leaders and practitioner scholars to manage and lead complex learning organizations. This will be the only 100% online, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredited Ed.D. program.

With a diverse student population that encompasses active duty members of the military, veterans, and civilians, the 100% online Trident has designed the Doctor of Education for leaders looking to maximize their potential in both traditional and non-traditional educational environments. From colleges and universities to K-12 education to government positions, the need for leaders in these sectors is growing at a significant rate.

Tridents new Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree provides an outstanding alternative to traditional research-based Ph.D. programs. The Ed.D. program is designed for practicing professionals, who already have established themselves as leaders in their field. Graduates of the Ed.D. program will complete a three-article dissertation which will address a current problem of practice leading to positive change in their organization or school, Dr. Scott Amundsen, Associate Provost.

According to Eduventures and a Bureau of Labor Statistics analysis, educational services occupations are slated to grow 13% nationally. Within all educational services occupations, two segments representing the best fit for Ed.D. degree holders are projected to flourish in the near future. The first educational segment is management, business, and financial occupations, which are expected to grow at a rate of 13% through 2018, while the second segment, professional and related occupations, is expected to grow at a 14.5% rate also through 2018.

Additionally, reports and publications like No Child Left Behind (2002), Arthur Levines Educating School Leaders (2005), and the release of the Secretary of Educations Commission on the Future of Higher Education (2006) have significantly moved the needle on the caliber of learning professional that leads educational organizations.

The learning outcomes of the Ed.D. program were established based on modern teaching and management methods. Graduates should be able to develop and implement organizational strategies, draw on global educational perspectives, manage the operation of learning organizations, and promote emerging educational technologies to improve practice, among others.

Trident will begin accepting enrollments for the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership on October 20th, 2014.

About Trident University

Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 90% of who have doctoral degrees. Visit http://www.trident.edu, Tridents Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident’s wide range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.

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Modular Building Institute Thanks Contributors for Taking Part in Modular Construction Summit

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

The Modular Building Institute welcomed members, guests, students and professors on September 17 to the 2014 San Francisco Modular Construction Summit hosted by the California College of the Arts. This event answered common questions like Do modular buildings last as long as site-built?, Are they environmentally sustainable?, Can they be as attractive as their traditionally-built counterparts? Of course the answer to all of these questions is yes, this educational Summit was hosted as curiosity about modular construction is at an all-time high. Developers are turning to modular methods with growing enthusiasm as cost- and time-savings are made apparent.

Presenters included thought leaders in the modular construction industry: Lad Dawson, CEO of Guerdon Enterprises; Curtis Fletcher, Regional Business Development Manager, Guerdon Modular Buildings; Peter Anderson, Associate Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts and Principal at Anderson Anderson Architecture; Mark Anderson, Professor of Architecture at University of California Berkeley and Principal at Anderson Anderson Architecture; Mauricio Soto, Assistant Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts and Founder of Studio for Lightweight Design; Taeko Takagi, Vice President of Product Design & Development at ZETA Design+Build; Ralph Tavares, Principal at R&S Tavares Associates; and Pedro Tavares, Project Manager at R&S Tavares Associates. The event was finished with a Q&A panel of the presenters, moderated by CCA Professor Mauricio Soto.

CCA hosted attendees from across the construction, engineering, design industries, as well as a number of end users and students at the college. Peter Anderson of Anderson Anderson Architecture also hosted a generous meet and greet reception at his office, which showcased his firms work in modular design.

MBI hosts several Modular Construction Summits each year around the country in conjunction with one of their Partners in Education. For information on hosting a Modular Construction Summit in your city, contact Tom Hardiman: tom(at)modular(dot)org

More information on the San Francisco Modular Construction Summit can be found online at http://bit.ly/ModConstSummit14

About the Modular Building Institute: Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the only international non-profit trade association serving modular construction. Members are manufacturers, contractors, and fleet owners in two distinct segments of the industry – permanent modular construction (PMC) and relocatable buildings (RB). Our Mission: As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction, it is MBI’s mission to expand the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach and education to the construction community and customers, and recognition of high quality modular designs and facilities.

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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