Improving Textbook Affordability: New White Paper Provides a Roadmap for Colleges and Universities

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

Today, Akademos Inc. released a new White Paper that outlines best practices for Colleges and Universities to address the concerns of administrators, faculty, students and parents over the escalating cost of textbooks.

The White Paper highlights the recent experience of two institutions that have successfully addressed textbook affordability by making the transition to an online bookstore. Furthermore, the study provides key steps and detailed best practices for the following topics:


National University Converts Car Fleet to New Energy-Efficient Vehicles

National University Converts Car Fleet to New Energy-Efficient Vehicles
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Allied American University Certificate Programs Offer Greater Opportunities
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Former Foreign Minister and Somali First Lady Shares Inspiring Story of Social
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Utica College Launches New Online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Advocacy, Navigation

Utica, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

Utica College now offers an online graduate certificate, Health Care Advocacy and Navigation. The online program is designed for professionals who want to enhance their ability to promote patient-centric health care. With a Core program and two specializations, Policy and Private Practice, students are able to gain the specific skills that will help enhance their careers and the service they provide to their patients.

Health care is an increasingly complex industry, and patients are often daunted by the health care system. They are in unfamiliar territory and are unsure of their diagnoses, prognoses, and treatments as well as their rights within the system. Moreover, the face of health care in the U.S. is changing, moving from individual to population-based care. With this transformation, professionals who want to empower patients will gain an advanced understanding of health care, patients perspectives of their illnesses, and health care law and ethics, that will enable them to ensure patients have a voice in their own care.

“The ever-changing health care environment – including insurance coverage choices, treatment options and rising costs – has created a perfect storm for health care advocacy. In the Certificate Program professionals will have the opportunity to gain advanced understanding of patient-centric care, how patients perceive their illnesses and health care ethics, policy and law in order to empower patients and ensure their voices are heard.” explained Maria DeGiglio, M.A., Program Director and Professor of Practice-Health Care Advocacy and Navigation.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

Analyze the concepts of health care advocacy/navigation and the role of the health care advocate/navigator.
Help individuals navigate the complex health care system and/or work at the community, organization or systemic level to improve the health care system.
Integrate law, policy and ethics into their understanding of the US health care system
Effectively communicate concerns, diagnoses, prognoses and treatment options with patients, families, and the health care team.
Develop skills that complement or supplement an existing career, career change, future career goals and/or a master’s degree or doctoral program as well as behave with integrity and professionalism.

Utica College, accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Associates of Colleges and Schools, offers a number of health care majors, including nursing, physical and occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, psychology-child life, and wellness adventure and education.

Learn more about Utica Colleges online Health Care Advocacy and Navigation graduate certificate by calling (315) 732-2640 or toll free (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager, or by requesting more information.

About Utica College Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.

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Chicagos Tribeca Flashpoint Academy (Affiliated with Robert DeNiros Tribeca Enterprises) Announces Part-Time Evening/Weekend Offerings

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 28, 2015

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, an accredited four-year digital media arts college in downtown Chicago announced today that it will begin offering its unique model of education in a part-time evening and weekend format.

A venture with Robert DeNiros Tribeca Enterprises, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy offers hands-on, apprenticeship-style bachelors and associate degrees in film, recording arts, animation + VFX, graphic design, digital marketing, and more. Until now, the schools intensive and sought-after programs have been available in strictly full-time, weekday formats, making it difficult for some working adults to fit the programs into their lives. With the introduction of part-time evening/weekend options, students who are passionate about media arts but have significant work and personal commitments are now able to access TFAs powerful education. The part-time programs will leverage the exact same curricula and approach as our full-time programsbut in a format that makes sense for busy working adults, said TFA Academic Dean Peter Hawley.

Students in TFAs part-time evening/weekend programs will take classes on weeknights and/or Saturdays and will also have the option to take some of their courses online. They will progress through the program at a pace that best meets their individual needs, and earn their degree in as little as 2.5 years.

TFA is now accepting applications and enrolling part-time students for its May 13th start date. To apply or request more information, visit or call 312.332.0707.

About Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is an accredited, four-year creative college in the heart of downtown Chicago, offering degrees in film, recording arts, animation & VFX, graphic design, digital marketing, and more. A venture with Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Enterprises, the college focuses on giving students both the creative enrichment they would expect from a world-class creative institutionas well as the practical hands-on training, real-world work experience, and professional mentorship they will need to transition successfully from student to professional in the media arts.

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OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Welcomes New Assistant Director

Dublin, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2015

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Northern California, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cari Elofson as assistant director. In this key position, Ms. Elofson will oversee the development, delivery and promotion of high quality OSHA standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry at OSHA Training Center locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam.

Ms. Elofson brings over 20 years of environmental health and safety training, consulting and management experience and over 15 years in safety curriculum development with a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, state and local organizations and service groups. She holds a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certificate from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and is an authorized OSHA outreach safety instructor.

Im very excited to be joining the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District as we announce our new 2015 Course Schedule, said Ms. Elofson. I look forward to promoting the OSHA Training Centers extensive catalog of safety classes and customized on-site training and to reaching a wider audience of students and organizations to help prevent workplace injuries and ensure compliance with OSHA requirements.

Prior to joining the OSHA Training Center, Ms. Elofson was responsible for safety training and development in the Environmental Health and Safety department at California State University, Fullerton, where she developed customized instructor-led and online training programs as well as a campus learning management system. As the co-founder and president of JoshuaCasey Business Solutions, an environmental, health and safety training and education consulting company, she opened multiple training center locations and provided program development consulting services to clients throughout the U.S.

Ms. Elofson began work at the OSHA Training Center in Dublin, California, in December, 2014.

About the OSHA Training Center

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high quality Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry at its Center in Dublin, California, as well as locations throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards curriculum, environmental courses and customized on-site safety training. For more information, including a complete course schedule, visit the OSHA Training Center website or call (866) 936-OSHA (6742).

Cardinal Buses Celebrates ‘Green Certification’ with Completion of Sustainable Transportation Training

Middlebury, IN (PRWEB) February 19, 2015

In its efforts to provide affordable travel options while reducing its carbon footprint out on the road, Cardinal Buses is announcing that the company has just completed a “green certification” program. Over the past year, Cardinal Buses has been heavily involved in a program offered by the University of Vermont called the Certification for Sustainable Transportation (CST), and it joins other bus companies from across the country in CST’s latest EcoDriver and Idle Free Certification Programs. According to the program’s official website, this campaign is part of an ongoing process to educate bus companies and bus drivers on the importance of eco-friendly travel.

Cardinal Buses has participated in the CST EcoDriver and Idle Free Certification programs through onsite driving training and through offsite training provided through an online program portal. The company has been working hard to train each of its drivers and certify all qualified vehicles.

“Cardinal has been going through this process over the past year, with driver training and vehicle certification, and we just finished the final steps of certification,” says Sales Manager S. Dodd. “We’re doing this primarily to partner with local college and university sustainability initiatives.”

The University of Vermont’s CST program was created in 2012, and has since offered environmental sustainability training to over 50 travel companies throughout 26 states through an eRating certification program which CST Director David Kestenbaum likens to “an Energy Star label.” According to Kestenbaum, the certification programs are completely voluntary and, in most cases, the materials are completely free. The eRating scale measures a variety of factors for each company, including the use of low-emissions technology, use of alternative fuels and power sources, and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions per passenger mile that each company’s vehicles produce.

While the program is open to transport companies with any eco-friendly vehicles, CST has noted that buses, such as the coach buses owned and operated by Cardinal Buses, tend to be the most efficient vehicles on the road.

About Cardinal Buses

Cardinal Buses is a family owned company with 56 passenger coaches. Cardinal Buses takes extra measures to ensure a top experience with their bus charters, and their drivers receive ongoing training. To learn more, visit

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US Sports Camps and Nike Golf Camps to Offer Programs at Pine Meadows Golf Club in Illinois

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2015

US Sports Camps is pleased to annouce plans to offer Nike Junior Golf Camps thirty miles north of Chicago at Pine Meadow Golf Club, which debuted in 1986 as Golf Digests Best New Public Golf Course in America, and is consistently ranked in the top 25 courses, public or private, in the state.

We have the framework for a great junior golf experience at Pine Meadow, states Jason West, vice president of Nike Golf Camps. Couple one of the best golf courses in the state with a camp director widely regarded as one the best teachers in the state, and you have the formula for a truly memorable week of camp.

Nike Golf Camps at Pine Meadow Golf Club are directed by three-time Illinois PGA Award Winner, Brett Packee. Brett has been a PGA Member since 1996 and has instructed over 36 juniors who have played college golf. He has competed in golf since the age of 10, has won over 35 tournaments, and has won both Illinois PGA Assistant Player of the Year and Illinois Junior Golf Player of the Year. He played college golf for the University of Miami (FL) on a golf scholarship and is a 4-time qualifier for the PGA National Championship. Brett also qualified for the 1999 Motorola Western Open, a highlight of his career.

I am very excited to add Nike Junior Golf Camps to our programming, states Packee. My staff of college players and I are very excited to be affiliated with the best camps in the country. We look forward to seeing you at a world class facility like Pine Meadow.

Nike Golf Camps at Pine Meadow Golf Club offers three week-long half day camps (9:00AM-Noon, Monday Friday, ages 7 – 13) and one week-long full day camp (9:00AM-4:00PM, Monday-Friday, ages 9 – 15). The half day camps take place June 15 19, June 22 26, and July 6 – 10. The full day camp takes place July 20 24.

About Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps

Nike Golf Schools & Junior Camps (NGJC) is a division of US Sports Camps, Inc., Americas largest sports camp network. NGJC offers junior overnight and day camps, and advanced player schools at over 90 locations nationwide. Since 1994, more than 170,000 junior golfers have participated in the camps. To explore a variety of camp options and locations please visit the or call 1-800-NIKE-CAMP

About US Sports Camps

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America’s largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.

Marcia Christ, Former Ogilvy & Mather Creative Director, Joins MsGenuity as President and CEO to Launch Crowdfunding Within the Mom Consumer Market

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) February 18, 2015

MsGenuity, the first crowdfunding portal to bring innovative product designs and community events to the mom consumer, announced today that Marcia Christ is joining the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. She will assume the role previously held by John Montelione, who is being assigned to Product Development Manager.

We knew we wanted a new CEO with the ability to drive crowdfunding, from its current marketing focus on the male community, to the mom community and we needed a leader with a successful track record of launching new shopping concepts and products that appeal to the mom and women consumer, said Montelione.

Christ, a 17 year Ogilvy & Mather veteran, has established a reputation for successfully launching products focused on the mom and women consumer. As Creative Director and Senior Vice-President, her clients included Kimberly-Clark, Chesebourgh-Ponds, Avon, American Express and Best Foods. She received numerous accolades including the Advertising Age Best TV Commercials, Effie, Andy and the Gold Annual International Film and TV Festival of New York awards. Christ also held visiting professor positions at Marist College and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.

Christs consumer-centric mindset, strong marketing expertise within the mom market, and track record as a successful executive are ideally suited to position MsGenuity for expansion during this exciting time in the evolution of the billion dollar crowdfunding market, said Dennis Zink, a member of the MsGenuity Advisor Board. She was the unanimous selection of the Advisory Board after a comprehensive search.

MsGenuity is well-positioned to play a growing role in funding the next generation of innovative consumer products, stated Christ. This is a huge opportunity that will be realized by delighting mom consumers with a fun shopping experience for products that are not available at any other web site. I am excited to join MsGenuity at this important chapter in its journey and forthcoming release of its crowdfunding portal.

MsGenuity has made significant strides in the past nine months to build the first crowdfunding portal solely offering products and community events focused on the mom consumer. This is in contrast to leading crowdfunding portals such as Kickstarter where up to 80% of backers (i.e. project funders or contributors) are men. The MsGenuity site will be launched on March 3rd.

About MsGenuity

MsGenuity is building a reward-based crowdfunding portal to engage Mom shoppers who want to discover new products and projects not available at any other site. Conversely, MsGenuity offers both men and women crowdfunding project owners the opportunity of raising funds and collaborate on-line with mom shoppers. Reaching the mom community is key to the growth and balance of the crowdfunding market as moms spend 85

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