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2014-09-18 16:30:27

Driven by her passion for knowledge, Jackson-Matthews set out to finish the educational journey she started many years ago SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheryl Jackson-Matthews was tired of regretting her unfinished college education. In 2008, she enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree program. One month after completing her bachelor's degree, Jackson-Matthews was back at Ashford, where she earned her MBA in 2011. For her...

2014-09-17 16:29:45

Ashford University's behavioral sciences department chair Dr. Eric Klein shares insight into the connection between confidence and student performance SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students of all ages headed back to school this month, they made sure they had their books and other essential back-to-class supplies. But in their rush to prepare for the coming school year, many students may have overlooked one of the main building blocks for academic success: confidence....

2014-09-16 23:16:37

In January of 2014, a study was commissioned by WCCTA and 12 other organizations to estimate the impact of the attraction of additional companies to the eight-county economic area as well as to estimate the construction and operations related to bioenergy industry development at the Iowa Crossroads of Global Innovation agricultural park outside of Fort Dodge, IA. The Iowa counties included in the eight-county region are Boone, Calhoun, Green, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Webster and...

2014-09-16 23:01:37

Connect Iowa Releases Annual Business Survey DES MOINES, IA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 See the widget here Connect Iowa today released a 2014 Iowa business survey report showing that thousands of state businesses want faster Internet speeds, while thousands more lack backup Internet services. The survey reveals that 13,000 Internet-connected businesses want more bandwidth; of those, nearly a third (31%) report that they can’t get faster service where they are located. The survey also...

2014-09-16 12:34:37

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACT Aspire, LLC launches Periodic Assessments, the second major component of the ACT Aspire Assessment System. ACT Aspire is the first digital, longitudinal assessment system to fully connect student performance with readiness benchmarks from elementary grades through high school. It now extends the understanding of student progress through optional Periodic Assessments. These are short-duration, revealing assessments that produce...

2014-09-12 16:25:16

Nichols has held executive leadership positions at global companies and serves on the boards and advisory committees for public and charitable organizations SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 3, 2014, the board of directors of Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) elected Victor K. Nichols to the board, effective immediately. Nichols' term will expire at Bridgepoint's annual meeting of stockholders in 2016. He will also serve as a member of the board's audit...

2014-09-09 16:23:35

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Firm TMone announces the grand opening of new offices in Iowa City and West Des Moines, IA , and a new Spearfish, SD building is in the works. Additionally, TMone is named to Inc. Magazine's list of the 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for the eighth year in row. IOWA CITY, Iowa, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TMone®, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Service Provider and ERC Company, announced today it has been named for...

2014-09-08 23:05:09

Iowa service provider secures ability to offer 4G LTE wireless services to subscribers St. Cloud, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 NewCore Wireless, the leading full-service hosted wireless switching provider, announced today that it has deployed its 4G LTE solution to Connect Point, a central Iowa regional carrier providing data products and services to residential and commercial customers. Connect Point joins other rural operators across the Midwest using NewCore Wireless’ hosted...

2014-09-05 23:05:35

Agile experts to host Scrum Developer certification for software architects, developers, development managers and systems analysts the week of October 6-10. (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)-Track Two training class in Des Moines, Iowa the week of October 6-10, 2014. The Braintrust Consulting Group has bundled a series of classes into a complete week-long certification track to earn Scrum Developer certification, as...

2014-09-04 23:10:22

A push to expand high-speed internet services across rural Iowa has created the opportunity of partnerships like that of Manson Northwest Webster Community Schools and Webster Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association. Today's technology and new learning tools require an affordable and reliable broadband service to meet the needs of the teaching staff and students. Gowrie, IA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The Manson Northwest Webster Community Schools are Google Apps for Education...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

A Warm Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 16:42:53

If you look at our weather map above you see a warm front extending from Iowa into the Great Lakes region. What a warm front does is separate warm air from cool air. On the north side of the front the temps will be about 15-20 degrees cooler than on the south side of the front. The warm front is depicted on a weather map as having red half circles. The reason for using half circles it to show that advancing of the warm air from the south. Winds ahead of the warm front are from the...

2012-06-14 11:14:13

Symbol: RIIO Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina iowensis Zahlbr. – Iowa rinodina lichen

2012-06-15 05:49:27

Symbol: LEIO Group: Lichen Family: Lecanoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecanoraceae Genus   Lecanora Ach. – rim lichen Species   Lecanora iowensis Fink – Iowa rim lichen

2012-06-18 02:36:00

Symbol: ELIO Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ELMOP3 ×Elymordeum montanense (Scribn.) Bowden var. pubescens Bowden   ELIO2 ×Elytesion iowense (Pohl) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey Distribution: ×ElyhordeumiowensePohl [Elymus villosus × Hordeum jubatum] distribution:USA(IA, MT, ND, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'