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House Passes New Bill Supporting CSU-Global’s Approach to Student Choice


Greenwood Village, CO (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSUGlobal.edu) is pleased to announce the passing of a new bill that allows institutions to test new educational options and opportunities based on a students demonstrated knowledge and skills instead of time spent in the classroom. The bill, sponsored by Arizona Representative Matt Salmon and Colorado Representative Jared Polis, aims to increase access and affordability in higher education through competency-based education programs like the ones offered at CSU-Global.

I am thrilled that the House of Representatives recognized the promise of competency-based education in Colorado and across the country by overwhelmingly passing this bipartisan bill, said Representative Polis. This legislation will allow colleges and universities like CSU-Global to continue to lead the way in attracting, educating, and graduating adult learners and other contemporary students. I urge the Senate to bring this bipartisan legislation to the floor for a vote, so that CSU-Global and other high-quality colleges and universities can have the regulatory flexibility to meet their students unique needs.

As a longstanding leader in academic innovation, CSU-Global already offers alternative credit options, including competency-based exams, which meet the rigorous academic standards required of a state university. These options help students to manage out-of-pocket expenses and reduce the overall cost of their education, while rewarding them for their demonstration of knowledge. This bill allows CSU-Global to expand upon these opportunities, while also opening them up to potential coverage by federal financial aid.

This bill is a significant step forward in providing students with new opportunities to demonstrate their learning and complete their degrees within frameworks approved by the Department of Education, said Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of Colorado State University-Global Campus. As a state university that champions nontraditional student success, flexibility, and affordability, we are pleased to see that Congress has essentially voted to support higher education innovation.

Students interested in learning more about Colorado State University-Global Campus 100 percent online bachelors degree and masters degree programs should visit CSUGlobal.edu, call 1-800-920-6723, or email Admissions(at)CSUGlobal(dot)edu. Classes start every four weeks.

About Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) was created by the Colorado State University System Board of Governors in 2007 as the first 100 percent online state university in the United States. CSU-Global is focused on facilitating adult success in a global marketplace through career-relevant education including bachelors degree completion and masters degree programs. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty trained in working with adults in an online learning environment, and through its dedication to student retention, graduation and workplace success. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.







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Skinspirations Study Supports Medical Findings: Stem Cell Treatment Triggers Tissue Regeneration


Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

Nearly 53 million Americans today are suffering with arthritis, with the majority of them diagnosed with osteoarthritis. (1) Osteoarthritis is a degeneration of joint cartilage and its underlying bone, causing significant pain and stiffness. While osteoarthritis has no cure, stem cell therapy has been demonstrated to induce profound healing in many forms of arthritis, according to the Stem Cell Institute. (2) Dr. Cynthia Elliott of Skinspirations, a center for cosmetic enhancement devoted to non-surgical aesthetics and now also specializing in administering regenerative medicine by stem cell, has made use of these services in a recent case study, which resulted in improved health in one of their clients.

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Linn-Benton Community College Announces New Online Campus: LB iLearn


Albany, Oregon (PRWEB) March 27, 2015

Linn-Benton Community College is formally announcing the launch of its new online campus, LB iLearn. Programs officially launched January 14, and student enrollment has been gradually increasing since.

LB iLearn, offering 100 percent online, flexible-paced programs, is expected to attract students who are unable to attend the traditional college due to a number of barriers to accessibility: transportation, work responsibilities, scheduling conflicts, daycare, location, and more.

About LB iLearn

Funded by a four year Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCT) grant on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor, LB iLearn has been in development since 2013.

The goal of the LB iLearn campus is to provide quality education to anyone, anytime, anywhere. LB iLearn students can start classes any Wednesday of the year. All coursework is online and students may move through their coursework at a pace of their choosing.

Instead of paying a per credit rate for tuition, LB iLearn students pay a flat rate per month and may complete as many credits for that amount as they are able. This enables accelerated learning and faster completion of credits.

Support is a key element of the LB iLearn campus. Each student is provided with a Navigator who acts as a mentor who will stay with them from when they start to when they finish their credential. Each course is equipped with a Content Expert that is available for extra help and an Assessment Evaluator who grades coursework and provides meaningful feedback. This team of support ensures students do not feel on their own and promotes student success.

Programs offered through LB iLearn are short-term certificates in Social Media, Medical Coding and Reimbursement, Office Technology Skills, and Accounting Clerk. An associates degree in Business Administration is also offered. Lastly, courses on Computed Tomography are offered for individuals who have their Diagnostic Imaging licenses and want to expand their skills. More programs are to be added as the campus grows.

Prospective students interested in more information should contact Lara Miller, LB iLearn Admissions Specialist, at 541-917-4887 or millerl(at)linnbenton(dot)edu. The LB iLearn website can be found at http://lbilearn.linnbenton.edu.

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To learn more about LB iLearn, please contact

Lara Miller, LB iLearn Admissions Specialist

Linn-Benton Community College

6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, WH 120

Albany, OR 97321

541-917-4887

millerl(at)linnbenton(dot)edu







Discount Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Tickets Top Charts on BuyAnySeat.com


Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

They first met back in 1989, when a young Yearwood sang back-up vocals for a raw new talent named Garth Brooks. Then in 1990, she sang support on Brooks’ second album No Fences and served as opening act on the rising star’s 1991 nationwide tour.

Several years later, when they found themselves suddenly single at the same time, their undeniable connection turned romantic and they married in December 2005. Today, the couple can claim five Grammy Awards, 11 Country Music Awards, 16 American Music Awards and 14 Academy of Country Music Awards between them.

According to the RIAA, Garth Brooks is the second best-selling solo album artist in the U.S. behind Elvis. Hes ranked third in global sales behind the Beatles and Presley with 134 million albums sold. He is also one of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 190 million albums, singles, and videos to his credit.

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Troyal Garth Brooks was born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was the youngest child of Troyal, a draftsman and Colleen, a country singer who recorded for Capitol Records. As Brooks was growing up, his family hosted weekly jam sessions and all of the children were expected to participate by doing skits or singing.

Brooks released his eponymous first album in 1989 and it peaked at Number Two on the U.S. country album chart while climbing to 13 on the Billboard 200. With his unique integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances, he achieved immense popularity; and this progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while crossing over into the mainstream pop arena.

Brooks broke records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. His recordings continue to sell well; and, according to Nielsen Soundscan, his album sales (officially at 69,544,000 as of May 2014), make him the best-selling album artist in the U.S. in the SoundScan era.

Patricia Lynn “Trisha” Yearwood was born and raised in Monticello, Georgia to Gwendolyn, a school teacher, and Jack, a local banker. She grew up listening to country artists Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, and Hank Williams; and, in elementary school, she sang in musicals, choir groups and talent shows.

After high school, she attended the University of Georgia and then transferred to Belmont College in Nashville. While at Belmont, she obtained an internship with MTM records and eventually recorded several demo tapes and sang backup for emerging artists including Brooks.

Yearwood rose to fame in 1991 with her debut single, “She’s in Love with the Boy”. She is best known for her ballads about vulnerable young women that have been described by some music critics as “strong” and “confident.

In 1997, Yearwood recorded the song “How Do I Live” for the movie Con Air. It became her signature song and won Yearwood a Grammy. She has also recorded successful duets with husband Brooks, including “In Another’s Eyes”, which won the couple a Grammy as well.

Aside from her success in music, Yearwood has also written three successful cookbooks and is a two-time New York Times Bestselling author. She has also hosted an Emmy Award-winning culinary series on Food Network called Trisha’s Southern Kitchen since 2012.

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Milestones in Hematology and Blood Diseases


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014

Hematology-2014 Conference is an initiative to Identify Novel Therapeutic paths to Fight Blood Disorders. This international event is attracting a stream of renowned personalities such as Adel Gouri, IBN ZOHR Public Hospital, Algeria; Effie Liakopoulou, GenimbiInc, Seattle, USA; Gabriela Gheorghe, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA; Xiayuan Liang, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA; E. Brad Thompson, University of Houston, USA; Jackleen Raafat National Research Center, Egypt, and Yolanda Fortenberry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. Scientific sessions will be chaired by experts like Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu, Chang Gung University, China, Erhabor Osaro, UsmanuDanfodiyo University, Nigeria, and Yi Ning, Director of Cytogenetics Lab Associate Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University, USA, facilitating knowledge sharing.

Important tracks that are part of Hematology-2014 include Hematologic Malignancies, Research on Various Blood Disorders, Blood Transplantation, Immunology and Hematology, Red Blood Cells, Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Blood Disorders, Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Drug Discovery in Hematology, Stem Cell Research in Hematology, and Veterinary Hematology. It will definitely be a remarkable platform to gain and to share knowledge.

Besides the vibrant speeches by eminent speakers around the globe, Hematology-2014 conference will also host International Workshops, symposium, and exhibition. Dr. Erhabor Osaro, Associate Professor from UsmanuDanfodio University, Nigeria has organized a pre-conference workshop during 24-25th April at UsmanuDanfodio University, Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Nigeria. This pre-conference workshop was attended by 283 eminent participants, and vivacious scientific sessions were the most significant part of it.

Dr. Erhabor Osaro, an active OCM member of Hematology-2014, is also going to organize Symposia on The challenges associated with effective blood transfusion services in developing countries. Another symposium will be organized by Yi Ning, Director of Cytogenetics Lab and Associate Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University, USA on Hematologic Malignancies.

OMICS Publishing Group that hosts this conference is a pioneering Open Access Publisher that publishes 350 Open access, Online Science Journals and hosts more than 300 International conferences worldwide, with 30,000 strong editorial board members drawn from academics, research, and industries. OMICS Group International Conferences encourages the young talents through its young research Forum that offers Student fellowships and grants. Best Poster Award is the momentous platform for the young researches to showcase their talents. Besides this, OMICS Group also encourages the business collaboration and interaction through its B2B and Scientific Meetings.

For more details on the gathering of expertise around the globe, visit the scientific program of Hematology-2014:

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Mile High Showdown: A week of direct action aimed at Wall Street banks

Mile High Showdown.

This week, join the Colorado Progressive Coalition in a series of actions aimed at Wall Street Banks. Protesters will be engaged in direct action including marches, delegations, and even a flashmob, specifically targeting Wells Fargo, who holds the largest market share of foreclosures in Colorado. Wells Fargo is also the largest and worst of the subprime predatory mortgage lenders.

Wall Street banks like Wells Fargo have hit people of color especially hard. According to the Denver Fact Sheet on mile-high-showdown.org, “During the housing boom, big banks and their mortgage lending operations were much more likely to put Black and Latino borrowers into higher-cost, subprime loans with a higher risk of default and foreclosure. A recent study finds that the bursting of the housing bubble and the ensuing economic crisis has led to a 66% loss of wealth for Latino households and a 53% loss for Black households, compared to a 16% loss for White households.” Black and Latinos were at least three times more likely than white borrowers to get subprime loans.

Today, protesters kicked off the week of action by visiting the Wells Fargo branch at 17th and Broadway downtown, where they delivered a list of demands. Those demands include asking that Wells Fargo pay its fair share in taxes, the federally mandated 35% tax rate and increase small business loans. Protesters also demand divestment from for-profit prison companies Geo, Inc. and Corrections Corporation of America. Geo is the operator of an immigration detention center in Aurora. Corrections Corporation of America has helped create anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona, according to a 2010 NPR report. You can read more about today’s action and see photos at the Denver Westword Blogs.

Below is a list of this weeks’ actions. You can also sign up at www.mile-high-showdown.org

Monday, Oct. 24th
• Demands Delivery: Come deliver a letter with our demands to a Wells Fargo branch with us and have it faxed to CEO Jeff Stumpf!
When: 11:30 am. Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

• Outreach: Join our street teams to cover the entire city with our flyers and postcards!
When: 9 am and/or 5 pm Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

Tuesday, Oct. 25th
• National Divestment Action: Close your account with Wells Fargo or any other big Wall Street bank! Download our divestment letter from www.newbottomline.com and bring it along, demand it be faxed to the CEO.
When: 12pm A big delegation will go close their accounts together. You can also participate individually or in small groups on your own. If you close your account, send a picture or statement to milehighshowdown@gmail.com
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. (staging area)

Wednesday, Oct. 26th
• Robin Hood flashmob action to deliver #occupytheboardroom messages to local 1%
When: 10 am
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (staging area)

Thursday, Oct. 27th
• Move in Day: Homeowners that Wells Fargo has kicked out of their homes will be moving into a Wells Fargo branch! Come and help us set up a “Fargoville” encampment with tents and furniture! Bring a lamp, a pillow, or other household item to carry with you as we march!
When: 12 pm
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (staging area)

Friday, Oct. 28th
• Student Rally and March to Wells Fargo to demand they divest from GEO, the private prison corporation
When: 4 pm
Where: In front of the Tivoli Student Union, Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver

Saturday, Oct. 29th
• Mass Mobilization with Occupy Denver
When: 12 pm
Where: Civic Center Park, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver

5 years since pizza delivery drivers form a union

Recently facebooking, I saw that a few of my friends had posted an article on a group of pizza delivery drivers that had formed a union for the first time. I was so excited about the story that I didn’t notice the date of the article: 9/22/06

Well, its the 5th anniversary of the formation of the American Union of Pizza Delivery Drivers. The formation of a union of food service workers marked a big victory… not only for the workers, but for the labor movement. It’s difficult for fast food workers to organize due to high turnover rates, a workforce of young minimum wage earners, and ease of replacement of the workforce. All of these factors have made it easier for the fiercely anti-union bosses to fight any signs of unionization.

At the time the pizza delivery drivers were going into negotiations with their employer, Domino’s Pizza, Mark Damron, speaking on behalf of the IWW, spoke about the challenges of organizing in the food service industry. [Damron] “said that is changing because older workers are taking service industry jobs that were traditionally held by younger workers.” He went on to say, “As these people move into those jobs, they have higher expectations,” he said. “You are going to see more agitation and expectations among middle-aged men who have been downsized and are now working as baristas or short-order cooks.” ¹

Is this still true? Do older workers doing food service jobs have higher expectations? Unemployment has doubled since 2006, so those looking for work aren’t just those who lost their union jobs due to downsizing and shipping jobs overseas. We have seen some food service workers unionizing or attempting to unionize, with some victories here and there – i.e. Jimmy John’s and Starbucks workers organizing with IWW- but can we continue to grow the movement of food service workers?

1.”Pizza Delivery Drivers form First Union.” USA Today on the Web 9/22/2006. Accessed 9/23/06. <http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2006-09-22-pizza-union_x.htm&gt;.

Solidarity wins against Chase!

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New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times

New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times. – Read the article!

Employers must now post notices informing workers of their right to organize, to form, and to join labor unions. This rule goes into effect November 14.

Thank you National Labor Relations Board! This is long overdue. I spoke with about 3 workers just over the past week that told me their bosses said they weren’t allowed form a union.

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