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Students Vie For Prizes at Le Cordon Bleu Market Basket Competition

Tis the season for scholarships! Three lucky students have just been named as the official winners of this year's annual Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America Market Basket Competition. Along with the distinction of whipping some stiff competition, the winners were presented with scholarships to aid their future studies at the Le Cordon Bleu College… | Read More

Parsons Students Debut Design Work at Lord & Taylor

This past Thursday, the AAS Fashion Studies program at world-renowned fashion design school Parsons showcased some standout looks at their annual AAS Line Debut. Taking place on the terrace atop Lord & Taylor in the heart of New York City's midtown, the show featured 40 looks hand-selected by a panel of professionals, and stars of… | Read More

Radiology Society Donates $191K in Research Grants

It's a great week for scholarships: The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation has just handed out thirteen grants for the purposes of development of interventional radiology research. The grants totaled in excess of $191,000, giving the lucky hospitals, radiology schools, and deserving students plenty of reasons to cheer.
"SIR Foundation is proud to be able… | Read More

University of Oregon Considers Degrees in Sustainable Practices

The value of an environmental degree only seems to be increasing as time goes by, and more and more schools are rushing to get in on the trend. The state of Oregon is already well-known for its forest-friendly eco-conscious hot spots, and now it looks like the University of Oregon is coming on board: according… | Read More

Hodges University Welcomes High School Students for Health Care Careers Workshop

In the midst of a rocky job market on the whole these days, careers in health care seem to be nearly Teflon. As a result, college programs in the health care field -- from nursing to pharmaceutical to EMT to ultrasound technician -- programs are more appealing than ever, and now Hodges University's School of… | Read More

Former Nonprofit Director Wins Social Work Lifetime Achievement Award

This week, Ohio's chapter of the National Association of Social Workers held their annual awards banquet. Many were honored including Eva Brown, who took home the association's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for her extensive and decade-spanning dedication to the field of social work and adequate mental health care for children and the underprivileged.
Prior to… | Read More

Wilkes University Unveils New Masters Degree in Online Teaching

As we are seeing time and time again, the landscape of learning is rapidly changing. Not only are our methods for learning changing, but our methods of teaching must also change to reflect the shifting world of education. One major change has been, of course, the recent rise of distance learning, and Wilkes University is… | Read More

Fresno Pacific University Introduces New Global MBA Program

Most good MBA programs are of immeasurable benefit when it comes to a career in the business world, but in today's global economy there is a growing need for MBA programs that reflect that. Fresno Pacific University's new Global MBA is offering exactly that, and stands perfectly poised to be one of the top MBA… | Read More

Penn State Criminal Justice System Awarded First ACJS Certification for an Online School

Congratulations, Penn State! This month their World Campus online criminal justice program was officially awarded certification through the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. According to Dr. Barbara Sims, professor of criminal justice and chair of the department at Penn State Harrisburg, the certification comes as a major source of validation, helping to boost the image… | Read More

Distance Learning Brings Shark Dissection to Huntsville Students

Distance learning is going way beyond your average lectures these days, and its applications are only getting better and better. This week students in Huntsville, AL, got the privilege of observing a shark dissection "first hand," so to speak, thanks to distance learning program Education Television.
Through videoconferencing technology at their schools, kids watched… | Read More

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