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2013-08-06 23:18:34

Joseph Brimhall, University of Western States president, has been elected chair of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of health care professionals, announced that its president, Joseph Brimhall, DC, has been elected chair of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). As chair, Dr. Brimhall will exercise the executive powers of the office, set the...

2013-04-03 12:32:36

-- City University of Seattle (CityU) will now be affiliated with one of the nation's largest nonprofit private university systems LA JOLLA, Calif., and SEATTLE, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National University System announced today that Seattle, Washington-based City University of Seattle (CityU) will become the newest affiliate of the National University System. "The addition of City University of Seattle will serve to broaden the scope of educational opportunities...

2012-08-20 14:21:49

Working adults head back to school in record numbers at Washington online university SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bucking the trend in online university enrollments, WGU Washington, washington.wgu.edu, will enroll approximately 350 new students in September alone, an increase of nearly 110 percent over the same month last year. This dramatic increase is in sharp contrast to most other online universities, where new enrollments have declined by 20 to 40 percent for...

2012-08-14 10:27:29

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When you think of online education, barbecue isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But for the students of WGU Texas, the state's only nonprofit competency-based online university, barbecue is becoming another way the school is building community with students, alumni, and faculty. WGU Texas uses the motto, "No matter where you are in Texas, you're on our campus." This spring, the university mailed T-shirts to all students and...

2012-08-09 23:02:20

The Portland Hoop Kings thank No More Poverty and Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi for their support. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 Portland, Oregon — The Portland Hoops Kings, thanked No More Poverty (nmp.org) and its founding brothers, Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi, for the support extended to their inner city youth basketball program. “We are very grateful for No More Poverty´s support of our program,” according to Monica Porter speaking on behalf of...

2012-08-07 06:25:19

BEVERLY HILLS, Mich., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC) will host its 21(st) Annual Golf Outing on Monday, August 13, 2012, across three championship golf courses: Cherry Creek in Shelby Township, The Orchards in Washington Township and Twin Lakes in Oakland, MI. Maintaining its position as Michigan's premier Hispanic golf outing, this year's event is chaired by Tony Brown, Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company and Vice Chair,...

2012-06-26 10:23:37

WALLA WALLA, Wash., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A bold new approach to discipline at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, Washington, has revolutionized the lives of its students. The film Resilient: The School Discipline Revolution in Walla Walla, WA, tells the story of how Lincoln High School, a small alternative school in Walla Walla, was able to reduce its suspension rates by 85 percent, almost entirely eliminate expulsions, and increase graduation rates. Follow Principal Jim...

2012-06-22 06:25:19

LAS VEGAS and RENO, Nev., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In graduation ceremonies on June 13th and 15th, Nevada Virtual Academy (NVVA), a statewide, online public charter school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, honored the 2012 graduates. This was their first graduating class with high school students who have attended the online school for all four years. NVVA offers the award winning K12 curriculum individualized to each student's specific academic needs taught by...

2012-06-16 00:38:27

When the going gets tough, the tough ought to thank their fathers. New research from Brigham Young University shows that dads are in a unique position to help their adolescent children develop persistence. BYU professors Laura Padilla-Walker and Randal Day arrived at these findings after following 325 families over several years. And over time, the persistence gained through fathers lead to higher engagement in school and lower rates of delinquency. "In our research we ask 'Can your...

2012-06-11 06:28:04

Indiana online university pioneered state-endorsed model at WGU SALT LAKE CITY, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two years after the launch of WGU Indiana as the first online university formed in partnership between a state and national nonprofit Western Governors University, two more states have successfully established this innovative model. The result: More...