Online admission (registration) to Mumbai's junior colleges to be delayed by …
MUMBAI: The online admission process for junior colleges in the city is delayed by at least three weeks. Last year, the process started on April 24. This year, the process in all likelihood is to begin from the second week of May, claim officials …
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Maharaja's College to conduct online admission
KOCHI: This academic year Maharaja's College will conduct its own online admission. The decision comes amidst growing opposition from students in turning the college into a complete autonomous institution. However, no new course will be introduced.
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Community colleges favor PARCC tests
Community college presidents in Illinois have agreed to start using the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests to determine a student's readiness for college. Students who take the test would have the …
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (PRWEB) April 24, 2015
Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) teamed up with the PACE (Practical Academic Cultural Education) Center for Girls to help increase public awareness for the issues and challenges faced by girls and young women. The Keiser University COGSM recently hosted a Friends-Raiser with a variety of indoor golf events and contests that delighted golfers of all skill levels and donated all proceeds to benefit the lives of PACE girls.
The Saturday morning event featured three-hole putting contest, closest-to-the-pin contest, longest drive and many other activities. Guests also enjoyed golf history displays, wellness clinics, chair massages, breakfast and fun raffles.
We had a tremendous turnout and our 5,000-square-foot indoor practice facility was filled to capacity, says John McMurry, Vice President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. Girls and young women face a set of unique issues and challenges in our society, and we are already planning for another PACE event for 2016 to help meet those challenges. As both a game and an industry, golf provides a wide variety of opportunities and life lessons which can help teach and inspire girls and young women to achieve great success.
PACE is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides a non-residential delinquency prevention program that targets the unique needs of females 12- to 18-years-old who are identified as dependent, truant, runaway, delinquent, or in need of academic skills. Established 30 years ago in Jacksonville, Fla., to help 10 girls, PACE now includes 17 centers throughout Florida that serve more than 2,000 girls every year and has helped more than 21,000 girls since 1985. For more information about PACE, visit http://www.pacecenter.org
The collaboration between the PACE Center and Keiser University was an obvious and natural choice, says Vickie Colter, executive director for the PACE Center for Girls. Keiser obviously cares about their students and understands that our girls are going to graduate high school and need to be exposed to all kinds of secondary education. And they need to see that girls can definitely play golf too!
The Keiser University COGSM degree in Golf Management prepares students for a wide variety of positions in the golf industry. The program gives students the educational background and training to provide golf instruction, manage golf course operations, ensure proper maintenance of golf facilities and equipment, as well as how to incorporate the play of golf into the broader hospitality and recreation domain. Keiser University COGSM’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree (with a concentration in golf management) focuses on the managerial and business aspects of a career in golf. The curriculum supports an expanded professional role of sports managers and graduates of associate degree programs in golf, hospitality, fitness, sports, recreation and other related fields.
For more information on attending Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management, please contact the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at http://www.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.
About Keiser University: Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 17 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,500 staff and faculty. Keiser University holds Level VI accreditation signifying recognition of its expanded doctoral degree offerings.
Sixty-two percent of KU students graduate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and healthcare fields, providing the talented workforce necessary for Florida to compete globally. Statewide Keiser University campuses currently have 60 accredited programs, spanning 21 program offerings, from 18 accrediting agencies/regulatory agencies to ensure that the top industry standards are met in degrees such as nursing, occupational therapy assistant, radiologic technology, physical therapy assistant, physicians assistant, and many others.
Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.
For additional information regarding Keiser University, go to http://www.keiseruniversity.edu
SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) April 07, 2015
In 1950, Reverend Harry Freiermuth was a young architectural draftsman living in Morocco and exploring the Spanish countryside during Holy Week when he came upon the gypsy caves. The now retired Roman Catholic priest said, When I heard the gypsies sing in the dark of night accompanying the candlelit statues of Mary, I felt the presence of God. It never left my imagination.
Although the gypsy population has historically been the pariah of Europe, Freiermuth wanted to write a book that would help all kinds of people use Gods grace to love one another.
Lo! Jacaranda: A Spanish Gypsys Conte Jondo (Deep Song of the Caves) is Freiermuths inspiring novella based in the 1760s. The main character, Jacaranda, is raised in a privileged Spanish family until the Spanish Inquisition reveals her gypsy heritage and orders her to be burned at the stake.
Freiermuths own oil and watercolor paintings illustrate the story of Jacarandas adventure in escaping hatred and finding a place where shes accepted.
Lo! Jacaranda presents the Spanish gypsies, Jews, pirates and native people of North America as human beings to be loved as brothers and sisters, Freiermuth said. It has characters just like us with our faults and our choices to love those of different cultures.
Lo! Jacaranda: A Spanish Gypsys Conte Jondo (Deep Song of the Caves)
By Harry Freiermuth
San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) April 23, 2015
LPA Inc., a leading sustainable design firm in San Antonio, celebrated Earth Day and its 50th anniversary by planting 50 trees along the San Antonio River. In partnership with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), planting the mixed species of trees solidifies the firms commitment to creating a sustainable future and brings much-needed forestation to the community.
We are excited to be able to celebrate Earth Day and our 50 years by planting 50 trees along the San Antonio River, said LPA San Antonio Principal, Mickey Conrad, AIA. In our practice, we promote green initiatives and preach sustainability. Today, on Earth Day, we are partnering with the River Authority to practice what we preach. Each of us will have the opportunity to share this legacy with our kids and grandkids when we return here with them one day to enjoy the shade that we planted today.
San Antonios River Walk is a top tourist destination in Texas. The Museum Reach section where the trees were planted is broken up into three historical themes: The Hugman theme, San Antonio Museum of Art theme and the Pearl theme. The site was chosen based on a multi-year master plan project that SARA has in place to enhance the Museum Reach of the Riverwalk.
Volunteers planted a mix of canopy (live oak) and understory trees (redbud, buckeye, laurel and holly). The 50 trees will help restore the native habitat of the river as well as stabilize the slope, help mitigate stormwater and filter the air. The trees will also support environmental and social benefits by providing shade and shelter around the space as well as generating food.
LPA has embraced sustainability in their designs and has a long history of creating spaces that enrich the lives of those who use them, said SARA General Manager, Suzanne Scott. We are glad to be partnering with them for their 50th anniversary celebration with this planting ceremony which will add to the natural beauty of the Museum Reach and serve as a lasting reminder of LPAs environmental stewardship.
Additionally, each of the firms five office locations have done or will be doing similar tree planting events at each of their locationsplanting one tree for every LPA employee250 trees in total. The company strongly values giving back to its communities and planting trees is just one way LPA has enhanced the environment and enriched the community.
About LPA, Inc.
Founded in 1965, LPA has more than 250 employees with offices in San Antonio and Irvine, Roseville, San Diego and San Jose, California. The firm provides services in architecture, sustainability, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering and graphics. There is no Sustainability Director, at LPA. Instead, more than 80 percent of the professionals are LEED accredited, including the Human Resources Director, CFO, and several other support staff. With extensive experience in public and private architecture, LPA designs a diversity of facilities that span from K-12 Schools, colleges and universities to corporate and civic establishments. More than 600 major design awards attest to LPAs commitment to design excellence. For more information, visit http://www.LPAinc.com.
About San Antonio River Authority
The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) was created by the 45th Texas Legislature on May 5, 1937 and reorganized in 1961 to plan, manage and implement water-related programs and projects within the San Antonio River Watershed. The State of Texas empowered SARA to preserve, protect and manage the resources and the ecology of the San Antonio River and its tributaries. For more information, visit http://www.sara-tx.org.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2015
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) will hold its Seventh Annual Information Security Summit on June 4 5, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Summit theme, The Growing Cyber Threat: Protect Your Business, reflects the reality that cybercrime impacts the financial health of all our organizations: businesses, government agencies, healthcare, schools, nonprofits, and others. The Summit will highlight emerging solutions to the challenges of cybercrime.
According to Symantec, over 552 million identities were breached in 2013 due to spamming, phishing, and malware, said ISSA-LA President Dr. Stan Stahl. The Summit is about practical, pragmatic, cost-effective solutions to the cybersecurity challenge. We are honored to have the countrys leading cybersecurity experts from the private and public sectors, including law enforcement, participate in our Summit, sharing their expertise, knowledge and wisdom with business and community leaders, CIOs, CISOs and other security professionals, and the IT community. Our solution-focused Summit reflects ISSA-LAs guiding principle that It takes the village to secure the village SM.
The keynote speakers are Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security technologist, blogger and author of 12 books, who has been called a security guru by The Economist; and David Kennedy, founder and CEO of TrustedSec, LLC, author and much sought after media resource. Other speakers and panelist include Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder & CTO, Crowdstrike; Kevin Cardwell, Lead Consultant, CESI; Debbie Christofferson, CIPP/IT, CISSP, CISM; John Dickson, Principal, The Denim Group; Araceli Treu Gomes, Security Advisor, Verizon / Terremark; Malcolm Harkins, VP, Intel Security Group, Lori Harmon, Contrast Security; Jerry Hoff, Principal Security Strategist, WhiteHat Security; Samy Kamkar, Co-Founder, Unleak; Rafal Los, Director of Solutions Research and Development, Accuvant; Jim Manico, Secure Coding Instructor and Author, Manicode Security; Joe McCray, Chief Technology Officer, Secure Ninja; Matthew Prince, CEO, CloudFlare; Marcus J. Ranum, CSO, Tenable Network Security; Aaron Turner, Faculty at IANS and Founder & President, IntegriCell; Mikko Varpiola, Founder, Codenomicon; Jim Waggoner, Sr. Director Product Management, FireEye; and Ira Winkler, President, ISSA International and Secure Mentem.
Of particular note are the three all-day forums: HealthCare Privacy and Security Forum, Executive Forum and CISO Executive Forum for CISOs and Top Level Security Directors.
There will also be a full day of training available from experts and well respected trainers on June 5th. A special promotional package is being offered for signing up for both the Summit and training.
The ISSA-LA Summit is the only educational forum in Los Angeles specifically designed to encourage participation and interaction in finding solutions to cybercrime. The Summit is part of ISSA-LAs important community outreach program. The goal of the program is to help the community stay safe from cybercrime by enabling the necessary collaboration between business, nonprofit and community leaders, technical IT professionals, law enforcement and the information security community.
Registration is open to anyone interested in learning more about information security but is particularly recommended for business and nonprofit executives and senior managers; business professionals in law, accounting, insurance and banking; technical IT personnel; law enforcement professionals fighting cybercrime; faculty and students in college and university cybersecurity programs; and information security practitioners.
For more information on the Seventh Annual Information Security Summit and to register visit http://summit.issala.org.
The Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA-LA) is the premier catalyst and information source in Los Angeles for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides educational programs for information security and IT professionals. The Chapter also conducts outreach programs to businesses, financial institutions, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and consumers. ISSA-LA is the founding Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, an international not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners. Please follow the Chapter on Twitter at @ISSALA as well as LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 24, 2015
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Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) April 22, 2015
Greg Graves, chairman and CEO of Burns & McDonnell and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology alumnus, will deliver the address at the universitys 171st commencement ceremony.
Burns & McDonnell, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the fastest growing and most successful engineering, architecture, construction, and environmental consulting firms in North America.
The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. May 9 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena. Over 300 Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Science and Associate of Arts degrees will be awarded.
Graves joined Burns & McDonnell in 1980. After holding several positions of increasing responsibility with the firm, he was named general manager of Burns & McDonnells energy division in 1997. In 2001, he was promoted to president of the division, a position he held until being named the firms sixth CEO three years later.
His entrepreneurial approach to achieving success for his clients and firm earned him recognition as 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the central Midwest engineering category. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Graves was later named CEO of the Year by the Mid-America Minority Business Development Council and the Difference Maker of the Year by the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. He is a past chairman of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the boards of Union Station Kansas City, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Kansas Advancement Board, United Missouri Bank, University of Kansas Hospital Authority Board and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
Graves and his wife, Deanna, view public service as a duty in return for all Kansas City has given them. In 2014, they donated $ 1 million to the University of Kansas Hospital, with an additional $ 2.5 million donated from the Burns & McDonnell Foundation that the CEO promotes with his employee-owners. In 2009, they were named Kansas Citys Philanthropists of the Year. Together, they have chaired fundraisers for the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Starlight Theatre, Treads and Threads for KU Hospitals Cancer Center, Hope House, the Tocqueville Society of United Way, MOCSA, St. Lukes South Hospital, Boys & Girls Club, Ozanam, SafeHome, the Greater Kansas City United Way Campaign, Childrens Mercy and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
Originally from Sioux Falls, Graves is a 1980 mechanical engineering graduate of South Dakota Mines. He received a masters degree in business administration from Rockhurst College in 1987.
About SD Mines
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,798 students from 45 states and 35 foreign countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 98 percent, with an average early-career salary for graduates of $ 65,600, according to the 2014-2015 PayScale report. Find us online at http://www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.
AURORA, Colo (PRWEB) April 17, 2015
American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) recently presented Susan Clarke, MS RNC-NIC RN-BC CNS at the Childrens Hospital Colorado (CHCO) with the March Colorado Health Care Stars Award recognizing Clarke as an exceptional health care professional.
Colorado Health Care Stars is a new statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and CHA. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge clinical professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.
Clarke, Professional Development Specialist, Continuing Education/Outreach and Regional Trainer, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), has spent the past 28 years of her career as a leader and educator facilitating NRP instructor and provider courses for staff from CHCO, Colorado and the Rocky Mountain, Western Great Plains region.
In 2011, Clarke and her colleagues developed a framework for effective interdisciplinary NRP courses, implementing consistent course set-up and educational strategies incorporating both low- and high-fidelity simulation and debriefing to ensure that neonatal resuscitation teams (nurses, neonatal nurse practitioners, physicians and respiratory therapists) can practice as a team to improve their resuscitation skills, teamwork and staff/family communication. Through 2014, more than 750 participants rated NRP courses as outstanding (4.7 to 5 out of a top score of 5).
Susan is a selfless and dedicated nurse of advocacy and education, particularly in the areas of neonatal resuscitation, says Laura Brown, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who nominated Clarke for the Colorado Health Care Stars Award.
She impacts our community by ensuring that all providers who are resuscitating neonates are trained in the best possible NRP courses and environment, and her innovation, leadership, and teamwork have lifted our institution to an exceptional level, adds Dr. Brown.
Nominate The Next Colorado Health Care Stars Winner
Nominate an exceptional clinical professional. Complete the nomination submission form at http://www.chacareercenter.com/Employers/Employer-Items/Colorado-Healthcare-Heroes.aspx
Each month CHA draws from the pool of nominees and chooses individual that will be featured the following month on the CHA Career Center website, receive a $ 100 Visa gift card courtesy of American Sentinel University and be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a monetary scholarship toward an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University.
We are proud to partner with the Colorado Hospital Association and acknowledge those health care professionals who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care and making a difference in the lives of our community, says Chris Wolfe, director of program management at American Sentinel University. The gift card and monetary scholarship is a small way to thank these individuals for their tireless service of caring for others.
Learn more about American Sentinel Universitys online degree programs at http://www.americansentinel.edu/nursing or call 866.922.5690.
About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Healthcare, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelors and masters nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), of 1601 18th St., NW, Suite 2, Washington, D.C. 20009. The Accrediting Commission of DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For required student consumer information, please visit: http://www.americansentinel.edu/doe
About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the states economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.
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Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2015
Sierra College brought Hacker Lab, a co-working and maker space open to the community, to Rocklin and the organizations are hosting a Grand Opening on Thursday, May 7 from 5 to 7 P M at 4804 Granite Drive, Rocklin CA. There will be a ribbon cutting, presentations, tour of the space and light refreshments. RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/HackerLab/events/221560316/
According to Willy Duncan, Sierra College Superintendent/President, the Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College is one the first in the nation established by a community college in collaboration with a locally grown co-working and maker space. Through this private/public partnership with Sacramentos successful Hacker Lab, Sierra College will be able to provide students and the Placer County community access to cutting edge tools, technology, resources and experts, said Duncan.
Many universities have technology labs and private organizations run maker spaces, said Duncan. Our strength will be the unique mix of people who can create, build and learn at the Rocklin location of Hacker Lab, backed by the power of Sierra College. I expect it will be a magnet for start-ups and entrepreneurs, offering amazing opportunities for our students as well as the wider community.
Eric Ullrich, co-founder of Hacker Lab, indicated that the new location in Rocklin has benefited from Sierra Colleges sponsorship. We already have a 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC router, soldering and textiles lab all contributed by the Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), said Ullrich. Weve formed a community of people from the college, businesses and neighborhoods who are volunteering, teaching, using the labs and donating equipment to give the Rocklin location its unique character.
There are several membership options for using the co-working and/or maker space. Rates are available for students, individuals and families, ranging from $ 44.99 to $ 149/ month for access 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Sierra College staff, students and faculty can join Hacker Lab at discounted rates. Members can also use the mid-town Hacker Lab located at 1715 I St. in Sacramento. Many meet-ups are free, and other classes and events are priced separately.
Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Director, CACT, Sierra College, explained that Hacker Lab fulfills multiple goals. By welcoming a mix of people from businesses, the community and the college, it will spur learning, innovation and creativity, said Pepper-Kittredge. Hacker Lab will introduce young people to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Careers; provide authentic experiences for college students through project-based learning and internships; support the formation of new businesses and product development for existing companies; and create an exciting environment of creativity, making and learning for everyone.
For more information, go to http://hackerlab.org/sierracollege/.
About Sierra College CACT
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing training and development, and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellors Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized training for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies throughout Northern California. Through the Sierra STEM Collaborative, Sierra College works with college faculty as well as middle and high schools to promote STEM Education and careers. Additional information is available at http://www.sierracollegetraining.com and http://www.sierraschoolworks.com or contact Carol Pepper-Kittredge at 916-660-7801 or cpepper-kittredge (at)sierracollege(dot)edu.
About Hacker Lab
Established in 2012 in Sacramento, Hacker Lab aims to educate folks and spark innovation with community driven resources. Offering co-working, maker space, courses, meet-ups and events, Hacker Lab believes that technology can change the world and the starting point is education. In 2014, Hacker Lab had over 200 members; 120 completed a survey and 33 provided company data that showed: $ 3.7 million in revenue was generated and 75 jobs were created, and 20 start-up ventures were launched. Hacker Lab has locations in Sacramento and Rocklin. Learn more at the Hacker Lab website http://hackerlab.org/.