Author Eric Metaxas to Deliver 2014 Baccalaureate Message at Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014

Liberty University has announced that Eric Metaxas, one of the nations leading public intellectuals and author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, will be the featured speaker at the universitys Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 9, as part of its 2014 Commencement weekend.

Liberty University is proud to welcome Eric Metaxas to address our 2014 graduating class. He will continue the long tradition of distinguished evangelical leaders who have participated in Libertys graduation ceremonies, said President Jerry Falwell.

Metaxas, a graduate of Yale University, has had an extensive and dynamic career, from writing childrens books and scripts for the Veggie Tales, to delivering the keynote address at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and providing commentary for BreakPoint, which is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets to 8 million listeners. His movie reviews, essays, and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, and other media outlets. His most recent book, 7Men and the Secret of their Greatness, is a bestseller; a sequel, 7Women, is set to release in spring 2015.

In 2011, Metaxas was awarded the Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. He has testified before Congress about the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad, and spoke on religious freedom at CPAC 2013. Metaxas was recently named a senior fellow and lecturer at large for The Kings College in New York City.

Baccalaureate will take place in the Vines Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9.

About Liberty University

Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 acres in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty offers more than 350 unique programs of study from the associate to the doctoral level. More than 180 programs are offered online. Libertys mission is to train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact tomorrows world.

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Vienna, VA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

Today SourceAmerica, the national leader in creating job opportunities for people with significant disabilities, began accepting applications for its paid summer internship program, which takes place from June 2 through August 29.

SourceAmericas internship program, established in 2009, provides interested college students a full-time opportunity to experience a complex and dynamic nonprofit organization. Interns will work on projects focused on federal contracting, customer service, project management, grassroots activities, and general nonprofit management. This program provides a unique opportunity to learn nonprofit organization operations and interns are offered placements in multiple departments and regions.

The programs objectives include:

Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

When you are young, among the most exciting issues to look ahead to is the evening you get your driver license. Their minds are thinking about the areas they’ll go and friends they’ll see, but as a parent, your mind is likely thinking about the risks and expense of having a teenaged motorist.

Regrettably, teenagers are statistically the most likely generation to get involved with a collision. Because of this, insurance firms charge teenaged motorists the most when it comes to vehicle insurance. So they need to bill high-risk motorists more for insurance to insure the higher likelihood that they will be paying claims.

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The School of Adult and Graduate Education at Cedar Crest College Offers New Online Degree Programs

Allentown, PA (PRWEB) April 14, 2014

Today, more than 14 million students take at least one online class each year, and over 50 percent of Americas four-year colleges and universities offer at least one degree program that can be completed entirely online. Even the US News & World Report now ranks over one thousand distance education programs in their fourth year of reporting an increase from 860 programs the previous year. Online education is not just growing it is becoming an essential part of the traditional Higher Education landscape.

The School of Adult and Graduate Education at Cedar Crest College is at the forefront of providing a high quality online education designed specifically with the adult student in mind.

The rise of the Internet as a vehicle for expanding educational opportunities for working adults has been embraced by Cedar Crest College. Since 2007, the number of online courses has risen by 300 percent, and today we offer three degree programs and several certificates which can be completed online, said Cedar Crest President, Carmen Twillie Ambar. In the next three years, the College expects to offer an additional master and bachelor degree programs through our School of Adult and Graduate Education with the goal of providing a small, liberal arts college experience with career-focused outcomes for every student, whether they live on campus or out of state.

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Comparison Shopping is the Best Way to get Cheap Car Insurance

Driving around city, seeing Television, playing radio stations, flicking through publications, assessing your email – if you are doing these things you’ll probably observe multiple ads for auto insurance. A few of these advertisements will promise that you can get ridiculously inexpensive car insurance, and they make it sounds quite attractive. However, vehicle insurance is much more than simply a bill that is due every month. Fortunately with a little work you can locate low-cost car insurance on a comparison site like that will keep you safe on the road.

When you enter into an accident, or your car is broken in other manner, it is possible to have to deal with thousands of bucks in fixes and doctor’s bills. Many people do not have this type of cash laying around, and this is why insurance is significant. There are various different kinds of car insurance coverage, and typically you’ll be capable to choose an amount for each variety. For example, one type of auto insurance coverage is liability insurance. When you pick liability insurance, you will be able to pick an sum such as $25,000, $50,000 or more.

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Bayou City Magazine Wins 2014 Nichee Award for Best Niche Start-Up Magazine

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

Niche Media recognized Bayou City for this achievement based on evaluating the first issue, which was published in November 2013. The Nichee Awards are presented annually to small and medium-sized magazines across the country. Publishers must submit an entry form stating what makes their magazine different from others and describing their mission, target audience and the market their magazine serves. Six other publications were named 2014 Nichee Award winners, each in its own category.

Bayou City Magazines mission is to connect readers with local trends and experiences in Houston, commonly known as The Bayou City. Bayou City Magazine prints six issues per year and updates online content regularly. It is a unique publication that combines a print magazine with digital extensions. A key differentiator is Bayou Citys implementation of augmented reality, which adds layers of additional multi-media material to standard editorial and advertising content.

Becky Davis, co-founder and editor of Bayou City Magazine, commented: We stepped out on a limb with this concept. We are the first in our market to embrace new technologies such as augmented reality, responsive design Web sites and emails, interactive print and an enhanced tablet edition. Speaking for the entire Bayou City team, I am extremely grateful and honored to have our efforts acknowledged with this award.

Bayou City Magazine covers a wide range of topics such as lifestyle trends, food and drink, arts and entertainment, products and shopping, and forward-thinking individualsall from the perspective of helping readers discover unique experiences in the Bayou City.

Bayou City appeals to an affluent, active reader aged 25 to 65 with a mean household income of $ 195,000 or more. Readers are highly educated77 percent have a college degree or higher. Bayou City produces 40,000 copies per print edition, and distributes to more than 200 close in high end venues where lifestyle spenders shop, dine and play. Bayou City direct mails more than 20,000 of its 40,000 print copies to approximately 20 affluent zip codes.

Best Practices Mulitplatform Operation

Bayou City Magazine is a client of Mequoda Group, which offers consulting services for publishers on online publishing and editorial management.

Bayou City is one of the first magazines weve ever seen, in Houston or out, with these technologies. The print product features augmented reality via an app called Layar, which allows users to scan enhanced print materials with a smart phone or tablet to view rich digital experiences right on top, explained Don Nicholas, chief executive officer and lead consultant for Mequoda.

Nicholas added: Because Bayou City Magazine was born as a full-fledged multiplatform operation, Davis and her team approach content in a way completely different from other magazines. She doesnt just assign stories: Bayou City Magazine assigns multimedia packages that include a story for the magazine, a related piece for the Web site, and social media tie-ins. Theyre true multiplatform publishers, thinking about all platforms with everything they do.

In addition to the augmented reality with Bayou City Magazines print edition and the responsive design to their website and newsletters, Bayou Citys iPad edition features Mequodas best-practice reflow design, along with extra content and features from Mequoda Best Practices that even are rare even among the earliest digital magazines, including the ability to tap a cover teaser and go directly to that article.

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Alabama Media Group Names Roy S. Johnson as Director of Sports

Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 04, 2014

As Director of Sports Roy S. Johnson will oversee the 24/7 sports content of, and sports in The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Mobile’s Press-Register, The Mississippi Press and

Johnson brings a wealth of experience in journalism and editorial management to his new role. Previous senior positions include: Sports Illustrated, assistant managing editor; Men’s Fitness, VP and editor-in-chief; History Channel magazine and digital, editor-in-chief and Savoy, founder and editor-in-chief.

Johnson also served as editorial director for Savoy’s parent company, Vanguarde Media. Johnson has contributed columns for Yahoo! Sports and, been an on-air sports commentator on numerous national networks, co-executive produced an ESPN 30-for-30 documentary, been editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, and helped produce national TV and radio content for Sports Illustrated. He also co-authored autobiographies with Earvin (Magic) Johnson, Charles Barkley and former NBA champion/coach and current ESPN commentator Avery Johnson. Johnson was a staff writer at the New York Times from 1981 to 1987, covering the NBA, tennis and writing features.

The latter half of Johnson’s 30-plus year career includes deep, innovative and entrepreneurial involvement in digital journalism. In many of the senior roles, he was involved in the publications’ online ventures as well as print, particularly with, where he led the team that developed the outlet’s mobile app. Johnson founded the fitness and nutrition venture and website Fit!Live!Win! and has for several years run his own sports blog, Ballers, Gamers and Scoundrels.

Michelle Holmes, vice president of content for Alabama Media Group, said she is pleased to have a journalist with decades of experience who has embraced the digital content revolution.

“Roy knows sports, he knows journalism, he knows content, he holds great respect for the value of print publications, and he knows what digital is about and has embraced it as the journalists most effective means of engaging readers, especially sports fans. That’s an amazing mix. We are thrilled to have Roy joining us.”

Holmes said she is especially impressed that “throughout his career, even in very senior and demanding roles, Roy has continued writing and being published. We look forward to tapping that drive and energy.”

In addition to maintaining Alabama Media Group’s dominance in coverage of the state’s two national powerhouse NCAA football programs and the Southeastern Conference’s other teams and sports, Johnson will be responsible for sports coverage from the pros to other colleges and universities to high schools, Holmes said. His mandate includes developing the group’s sports enterprise and lifestyle content, while continuing to drive audience growth, she adds.

“The people at Alabama Media Group, quite simply, get it,” Johnson said. “Instead of wringing their hands as digital increasingly dominates our industry, theyre embracing its challenges and harnessing its power to reach and engage voracious audiences whenever and on whatever platform they can be reached. Of course, no audience is more voracious than Alabama sports fans, particularly those on opposite sides of the most passionate rivalry in sports Auburn versus Alabama. Theres no better place to be back in the sports game.”

Johnson, born and raised in Tulsa, Okla., earned his bachelor of arts degree at Stanford University in California in 1978, and was a director of Stanford Alumni Association from 2003 to 2006.

Kai Bird, Kate DiCamillo, Francisco Goldman, Alice McDermott Among Authors at 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival; Illustrator Bob Staake Will Create Poster

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014

A wealth of authors, poets and illustrators for readers of all agesincluding such writers as Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes, Peter Baker, Ishmael Beah, Kai Bird, Billy Collins, Kate DiCamillo, Francisco Goldman, Henry Hodges, Siri Hustvedt, Cynthia Kadohata, U.S. Reps. John Lewis and James Clyburn, Alice McDermott, George Packer, Lisa See, Maria Venegas, and Gene Luen Yangwill thrill book-lovers at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival. The festival, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 10 a.m to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The festival for the first time in its history will hold evening hours, with special events between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. including a poetry slam, a session featuring Great Books to Great Movies, and a super-session for graphic-novel enthusiasts. The theme of this years festival is Stay Up With a Good Book.

The festivals new location also facilitates an expanded selection of genre pavilions. In addition to the longtime pavilions History & Biography, Fiction & Mystery, Poetry & Prose, Childrens, Contemporary Life, Teens and Special Programs, this years festival also will offer new pavilions focused on Science, the Culinary Arts, Small Press/International and for children, Picture Books.

The world of books always offers us something new. This year, the Librarys National Book Festival will return the favor, offering our fresh approach to the world of books, said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.

Authors who have accepted the Librarys invitation to speak and sign books at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival also include Bob Adelman, Paul Auster, Andrea Beaty, Eula Biss, Kendare Blake, Paul Bogard, Jeffrey Brown, Peter Brown, Eric H. Cline, Bryan Collier, Ra

Naperville DUI Lawyer Wins Illinois Supreme Court Case

Naperville, IL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014

Naperville DUI Lawyer Donald J. Ramsell recently won an Illinois Supreme Court case for his client. Ramsell presented his oral arguments for the case People v. Deforest Clark (Case No. 15776) held before the Illinois Supreme Court back in January. The case questioned the constitutionality of eavesdropping laws in Illinois. In the opinion reached, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the states criminal eavesdropping statute is unconstitutional.

The panel of Judges decided that the statute violated the First Amendment because it applied to all conversations, including those conversations that cannot be considered private such as loud exchanges on a private street, a political debate on a college campus or the public communications between law enforcement and citizens. The Illinois Eavesdropping Act, which bans the audio recording of conversations without the consent of all parties, has been scrutinized for years as Illinois legislative efforts to revise the law have continuously fallen short.

Illinois DUI lawyer Donald Ramsell along with attorney Nicole Sartori represented the defendant Deforest Clark in relation to the two felony counts charged against him for recording conversations with an opposition attorney during child support hearing 11CF464 held in Kane County Court.

“Obviously, my client is extremely pleased with the outcome. We felt that it was the correct decision. My client was simply trying to keep a record of a court proceeding that he was handling pro se, there was never any nefarious intent on his part, explains criminal defense attorney Donald Ramsell.

Criminal attorney Donald Ramsell is a managing partner at Ramsell & Associates, LLC. Ramsell focuses his practice on DUIs, criminal law, drug crimes, felonies, misdemeanors and traffic violations. In 2013, Ramsell was selected for membership to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization. The organization recognizes attorneys for their knowledge, skill and success held by only the elite attorneys in the United States. He was also named a 2014 Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine, which marks his 8th Super Lawyer designation.

Ramsell & Associates, LLC has been featured in the media throughout the country including on ABCs 20/20, CNN, CBS, NBC, FOX, COURT TV and Hannity and Colmes. The Illinois criminal law firm has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and on various national and local radio shows.

Ramsell & Associates, LLC is located in Wheaton, IL. The firm has defended over 13,000 clients since its establishment in 1986. If you are facing criminal charges and would like to work with an experienced criminal attorney call 1-800-DIAL-DUI or fill out the online contact form for a free case review.

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