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2011-08-03 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BridgePoint Medical, Inc., a Minnesota-based medical device company, has announced that they have enrolled their first patient in the Peripheral Facilitated Antegrade Steering Technique in Chronic Total Occlusions (PFAST-CTOs) study. The company received approval from the FDA in July, 2011 to move forward with the US based IDE for the peripheral devices and is now actively enrolling patients. The 10 center, 100 patient U.S. PFAST-CTOs study is...

2011-08-02 04:00:00

LONDON and NEWPORT, Wales, August 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SPTS Technologies, formerly known as SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS), a leading manufacturer of etch, deposition, and thermal processing equipment for the semiconductor and related industries today announced the completion of the transaction by SPTS management and Bridgepoint to acquire the company from Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. (SPP). The deal closed with an enterprise value of nearly $200m. SPP will...

2011-07-13 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University has established an alliance agreement with Virginia power supplier Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative. This agreement will give Mecklenburg employees an opportunity to pursue a four-year degree with accredited Ashford University. Owned by Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI), Ashford University's agreement with Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative will permit Mecklenburg's workers to receive fee waivers for costs associated with...

2011-07-08 12:30:00

SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) has introduced an innovative new iPad app for students of Ashford University: Constellation for Ashford University. The app provides Ashford's iPad users with complete access to Constellation, the university's online learning software, and works in concert with Ashford Mobile, the university's course discussion app. Constellation is Bridgepoint Education's web-based learning software platform. It was created for the...

2011-06-30 14:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) today named San Diego's Freedom Station as the 2011 Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl beneficiary. The announcement was made during the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame Induction and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego. "As part of our sponsorship of the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, we have agreed once again to donate $1 from each game ticket...

2011-06-27 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) has introduced the Android(TM) version of its Ashford Mobile and Rockies Mobile classroom apps. These proprietary mobile applications deliver an extensive online educational interface to students and faculty alike, plus essential campus information. With the release of these new apps, Android(TM) fans can join iPhone users in the digital classroom at Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Ashford Mobile...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to this week's annual eLearning Development Conference (DevCon) in Salt Lake City, Utah, learned about the creative process behind Rockies Mobile, University of the Rockies' seamless online classroom and campus app. The far-reaching learning app was designed and released for University of the Rockies students by Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI), the Rockies' parent company, and the retrospective analysis was presented by Cory Jones,...

2011-05-24 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the growing public profile of holistic, homeopathic and spiritual healthcare, interest in education and training in unconventional medicine has increased. Ashford University has introduced the Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health to serve this demand. In the most recent National Health Interview Survey, conducted in part by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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