https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com/ The Northern Light - University of Alaska - Anchorage classifieds, Rss Online Ads Of CampusAve 5 Enter the 2019 SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards Today! https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//enter-the-2019--567006786.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//enter-the-2019--567006786.htm 02/13/2019 9:34:44 AM 2019 SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA: Celebrating the Finest In College Sports Video Production The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) are proud to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 11th Annual SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA (CSMAs). The SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards recognize the best in college sports video production, celebrating those who have pushed the envelope and set a higher standard for the quality of live and pre-/post-produced college sports video content. The deadline to enter this year’s competition is April 22. Winners and finalists will be honored during a ceremony on Thursday May 30 at the 2019 SVG College Summit (May 29-31, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta). For more information on the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA and to watch videos from previous winners and finalists, visit www.collegesportsmediaawards.com. For more information on the SVG College Summit, visit www.svgcollege.com. This year’s awards will be given in four divisions across five categories: Divisions • Professional • Collegiate Conference Offices and Governing Bodies • Collegiate Athletics • Collegiate Student Categories • Live Game Production • Live Non-Game Production • Program Series • Special Feature • Promotion Video: Hype, Open, Tease, PSA, or Marketing Campaign NEW FOR 2019 Those who have entered the SVG College Sports Media Awards in association with NACDA should note some key changes to the rules and entry procedures: • Conferences and Governing Bodies Now Have Their Own Division! Given the growth of live video production by conferences and governing bodies (NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA), this replaces the Regional Sports/Local/Syndicators Networks Division. • Production Companies and Regional/Local/Syndicators will now compete with National Networks in the New “Professional” Division. If you are entering as a production company, regional/local network, or syndicator, you will now compete in the National and Regional Networks, Local TV Stations, and Production Companies Division. • Social-Media/Digital-Platform Material Accepted Entrants are highly encouraged to submit entries that were designed primarily for social-media distribution, both live and preproduced. This includes games or non-game productions intended for airing on Facebook Live, Twitter, a Smart TV application, etc. If you have any questions about where your video fits, please ask! Any party entering a submission to the SVG/NACDA College Sports Media Awards is qualifies for a complimentary pass to attend the SVG College Summit. For complete rules and to enter your production, visit http://www.collegesportsmediaawards.com/csma/rules. Any questions regarding submissions please email Brandon Costa, Program Director of the SVG College Summit at brandon@sportsvideo.org. ### About Sports Video Group The Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, webcasters, and consumer technology providers have joined the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, implement new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advancements in the sports production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience. For more information, visit www.sportsvideo.org. About National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics NACDA is the professional and educational Association for more than 11,000 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 4,000 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 15 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com. About SVG College Summit The SVG College Summit (May 29-31, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta) is the leading, national conference for college sports video production, bringing together over 500 industry leaders from broadcast networks, athletic departments, broadcast schools, production companies, and more. To learn more, visit www.svgcollege.com. 02/13/2019 9:34:44 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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Cengage Offers College Students Free Access to Career Resources with Cengage Unlimited Subscription https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//cengage-offers--566507314.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//cengage-offers--566507314.htm 02/07/2019 10:04:24 AM Cengage Unlimited “Career Center” offers tools to help students explore career options, learn employability skills, build resumes and more BOSTON, February 7, 2019 — The majority of current and former college students (77 percent) are worried about having the skills needed for a job, and many (65 percent) say finding a job is more difficult today compared to their parents’ generation, according to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Cengage. In the same survey, employers said “uniquely human” or soft skills – listening, attention to detail effective communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills – are among the top skills they look for, but they have a hard time finding the right candidates. Recognizing the need for more career assistance and soft skills development to aid the transition from college to career, Cengage has added a free Career Center for subscribers of Cengage Unlimited, the first all-access subscription for higher education course materials. The Career Center allows students to explore careers, assess their skills, build resumes and access career-readiness support, including in-demand soft skills training. “The primary reason most students go to college is to get a job,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “If we want to help students reach that goal, we must offer affordable access to quality learning materials that help them build the required skill set to bridge the gap from college to the workforce.” The Career Center allows students to explore career paths available to them and discover important job facts, such as salary, growth trends and the skill sets employers are looking for. Students can also access career-readiness tutorials – 10-minute, self-paced modules – to brush up on the top employer requested soft skills and to get advice and practical tips on the job search and interview process. Resume and portfolio-building tools are also available. Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides. Students pay one price – $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) —no matter how many materials they use. More than 500,000 U.S. college students have already subscribed to Cengage Unlimited since it became available in August 2018. Students are expected to save $60 million in the 2018-19 academic year. To learn more about Cengage Unlimited and the Career Center, go to www.cengage.com/unlimited/.     (Cengage Unlimited Career Center) About Cengage Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter. ### Media Contact Kristina Massari Cengage 203-965-8694 Kristina.massari@cengage.com 02/07/2019 10:04:24 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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ACTA Launches HowCollegesSpendMoney.com https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//acta-launches-h-565664806.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//acta-launches-h-565664806.htm 01/31/2019 2:12:34 PM -A groundbreaking public online resource will help higher education leaders confront the exploding costs of college- WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) announced that it has launched HowCollegesSpendMoney.com, an innovative gateway into a vast trove of data on college spending across the country. The public launch took place on January 30 in a packed room of higher education policy makers and governing board members at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. HowCollegesSpendMoney.com provides unprecedented ease of access to financial information and spending trends from 1,500 public and private colleges and universities. Visitors can select specific colleges and instantly access eight years of their administrative and instructional spending patterns; compare them with other institutions in their peer groups; research student tuition, retention, and graduation rates; generate reports, and much more. “The dream of a college education has become a financial nightmare for millions of students and families beset with the runaway costs of tuition and fees,” says Michael Poliakoff, ACTA’s president. “With student loan debt burgeoning past $1.5 trillion and student borrowers graduating with more than $37,000 in debt, institutions simply must get control of their explosive costs if we are to safeguard the value of higher education for the nation. “HowCollegesSpendMoney.com is designed to equip college trustees and leaders to be more effective stewards of their institutions,” Poliakoff adds. “For the first time, they can easily arm themselves with critical data to make informed decisions about college spending in the best interests of their students—and the public.” “Those of us who serve on governing boards urgently need solid data, better analytics, and more transparency to face down the rising costs of college,” adds Heidi Ganahl, Regent at the University of Colorado. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure. ACTA’s new resource will be a major tool to help us tackle administrative expense bloat on our college campuses.” “I wish I’d had this website when I was on the board at Maryland. It would have been so useful in the spirit of transparency,” says former U.S. Congressman Tom McMillen (D-Maryland 1987-1993), who served as a Regent at the University of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. To explore the site: https://www.howcollegesspendmoney.com/ Video overview: https://youtu.be/isyVJyYya4Y For more info and FAQ: https://www.goacta.org/initiatives/actas_how_colleges_spend_money_website # # # MEDIA CONTACT Doug Sprei, dsprei@goacta.org ACTA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to academic freedom, academic excellence, and accountability in higher education. We receive no government funding and are supported through the generosity of individuals and foundations. For more information, visit www.GoACTA.org. ACTA invites journalists to interview the creators of HowCollegesSpendMoney.com along with higher education leaders and policy makers concerned with the explosion of college costs and student debt. 01/31/2019 2:12:34 PM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Nikon Announces The Second Year Of The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, Reaffirming Its Commitment To Education For The Next Generation of Creators https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//nikon-announces-565497812.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//nikon-announces-565497812.htm 01/29/2019 10:23:40 AM MELVILLE, NY (January 29, 2019) – Nikon Inc. has announced that applications are now open for the second “Nikon Storytellers Scholarship.” The program, launched in December 2017, is designed to celebrate the power of visual storytelling by supporting the education of aspiring content creators. Beginning today, eligible students in the United States and Canada can apply for the chance to be selected as one of ten winners to receive a $10,000 USD academic scholarship to further their development as visual storytellers and help them in their passionate pursuit of compelling stories. “We are so excited to be able to continue to offer scholarship support to talented students across the US and Canada who are exploring their creative passions,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “In launching this program for a second year, Nikon is reaffirming its dedication to supporting and encouraging the next generation of creators in their pursuits to become the confident, fearless voices of tomorrow.” The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, which received over 1,000 submissions in its first year, is once again open to undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and Canada who are pursuing degrees in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography and multimedia/content creation, and have completed their freshman year of college or the academic equivalent. The scholarship includes two stages of submissions. The first round consists of academic and professional references. If selected, students will advance to a semi-finalist round in which they submit an original piece of creative work to be evaluated by a committee of industry professionals. This year, building on its legacy of developing innovative optical technologies that help creators bring their creative vision to life in new and compelling ways, Nikon is challenging students to showcase what “Capture Tomorrow” means to them and how they are pushing the creative boundaries of their craft. The ten emerging visual creators will be awarded an academic scholarship for use in the 2019-2020 school year. Qualified students are invited to visit www.NikonStorytellersScholarship.com for more information about submitting an entry, including eligibility details. The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship Key Dates (2019-2020) • Application Open: January 29, 2019 • Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 • Recommendation Deadline: March 1, 2019 • Semi-finalist Open: March 18, 2019 • Semi-finalist Deadline: April 15, 2019 • Notification of Selection Results: June 2019 • Funds Disbursed: August 2019 For those interested in learning more about the Nikon Storytellers Scholarship, please visit www.NikonStorytellersScholarschip.com. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com. About Nikon Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enable visual storytelling and content creation. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software products, as well as the revolutionary Nikon Z series of mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses, which achieve a new dimension in optical performance. In November 2018, Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., announced the production of 110 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers and visual storytellers to the Web’s most comprehensive learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr and Snapchat (@NikonUSASnap). # # # Media Contacts MWWPR Matt Kopacz: E: mkopacz@mww.com Abby Jurgens E: ajurgens@mww.com 212-704-9727 / press.nikonusa.com 01/29/2019 10:23:40 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
New Survey: Demand for “Uniquely Human Skills” Increases Even as Technology and Automation Replace Some Jobs https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//new-survey-dem-564481276.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//new-survey-dem-564481276.htm 01/16/2019 10:20:06 AM Survey shows 73 percent of employers say it’s very or somewhat difficult finding qualified candidates BOSTON—January 16, 2019 — As automation increases, “uniquely human” or soft skills are among the most important skills wanted by employers, although they have difficulty finding the right candidates, according to a new survey. The survey of more than 650 employers and more than 1,500 current and former college students was conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market. The survey revealed soft skills are most in demand by employers (by at least 65 percent), while quantitative skills and computer and technical skills were less so (47 percent and 50 percent, respectively). The top skills today’s employers are looking for in candidates include: • Listening skills (74 percent) • Attention to detail and attentiveness (70 percent) • Effective Communication (69 percent) • Critical thinking (67 percent) • Interpersonal skills (65 percent) • Active learning/Learning new skills (65 percent) However, the majority of employers (73 percent) said it was very or somewhat difficult finding qualified candidates, and about one-third (34 percent) say schools have not properly prepared students for jobs. “These results show that we must not underestimate the power of the people factor in the workforce.  Technology and automation will continue to change and replace jobs, but there are skills that cannot be automated, such as the ability to think critically or problem solve,” said Michael Hansen, CEO of Cengage. “There is a need for more soft skills training, both in college and on the job, and today’s learners and graduates must continue to hone their skills to stay ahead,” Hansen continued. “The onus is on everyone – students, colleges, employers and industry partners like Cengage – to make learning more accessible, relevant and affordable.” Students are not having an easy time either: 65 percent say finding a job is more difficult compared to their parents’ generation.  A quarter of students (25 percent) are worried that jobs will be replaced by technology; however, what worries them even more is having the skills needed for a job (77 percent). One in three students believe their education has not adequately prepared them for the workplace. “For candidates willing to hone their ‘uniquely human skills,’ there is opportunity,” said Hansen.   “While employers anticipate that computer and tech skills will be among the most coveted in the next five years, many human skills, such as critical thinking, communication, and the ability to learn new skills will remain important.” For more information about the survey, please visit https://www.cengage.com/todays-learner/career-readiness#skillssurvey. About Cengage Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter. About the Survey Methodology Employer Survey: Conducted online from September 11-16, 2018, among 502 managers who have hired in the past 6 months and 150 HR decision-makers directly involved in hiring. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Student Survey: Conducted online from September 11-24, 2018, among a national sample of 1564 Students, with 1050 Current Students and 514 Former Students from community colleges, two-year and four-year colleges, vocational or technical schools, and graduate schools. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points. ### Media Contacts Susan Aspey Cengage 202-695-6012 susan.aspey@cengage.com Kristina Massari Cengage 203-965-8694 Kristina.massari@cengage.com 01/16/2019 10:20:06 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Accepting Applications for 2019 Award Programs https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//the-honor-socie-564251823.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//the-honor-socie-564251823.htm 01/14/2019 10:31:56 AM The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society—is currently accepting applications for its 2019 award programs including Fellowships, Study Abroad Grants, Literacy Grants and Love of Learning Awards. The award programs provide funding for graduate study, continuing education, professional development, studies abroad and local, national and international literacy initiatives. Since 1932, Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Nearly $1 million is awarded each year through programs that last year recognized more than 350 individuals. “Phi Kappa Phi encourages the ‘love of learning’ and supports scholarly, interdisciplinary efforts through direct support and recognition of academic excellence,” said Scott Willard, a 2018 award recipient. “This recognition and support opens doors for members of the Society and encourages continued scholarship.” Programs currently accepting applications include: • Fellowships: The Society recently announced an expansion of its Fellowship Program from a total distribution of $345,000 each year to $615,000. Beginning in 2019, 50 Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 will be available to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. The deadline to apply varies by each Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Contact your local chapter for deadline information. • Study Abroad Grants: 75 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to both members and non-members studying abroad. The deadline to apply is March 15. • Literacy Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members seeking funding for literacy initiatives. The deadline to apply is April 1. • Love of Learning Awards: 200 awards, at $500 each, are available to help fund post-baccalaureate studies and professional development for active members. The deadline to apply is June 30. For more information including eligibility requirements and application instructions for each program, please visit www.phikappaphi.org/awards. About Phi Kappa Phi Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org. ### CONTACT Hannah Breaux Communications Director hbreaux@phikappaphi.org 225.923.7777 01/14/2019 10:31:56 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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GABRIELLE UNION’S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING MEMOIR NOW IN PAPERBACK! https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//gabrielle-union-563472711.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//gabrielle-union-563472711.htm 01/07/2019 11:20:26 AM New York Times Bestseller  WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True by Gabrielle Union     On Sale in Trade Paperback: *January 15, 2019* Praise for We’re Going to Need More Wine: “Union’s collection of wide-ranging, insightful, and funny essays is full of the candid stuff that readers love to find in celebrity memoirs, along with genuine storytelling and bare emotion, which are rarer… Throughout, Union is warm, outspoken, laugh-out-loud funny, and unafraid to reveal painful moments or the versions of herself that had a thing or two to learn. This is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and deservedly so.” —Booklist, starred review “With honesty and humor, Union bares her soul and shares her levels of insecurity, the difficulties of being a black woman in Hollywood, and the way fame has changed her life. She embraces many multilayered issues in these intimate essays, giving readers glimpses of insight into her soul.” —Kirkus Reviews “This sparkling book collects amusing and heartbreaking stories from the life of actress Union (Being Mary Jane)… Union’s no-holds-barred essays and intimate voice will appeal to her fans as well as those less familiar with her work.” —Publishers Weekly “I have gotten the pleasure to know Gabrielle over the years and besides the fact that she loves to drink, I’ve always taken comfort in how much we have in common. The predilection to go from talking about the latest humiliating sexual position to a debate on politics or racism, that’s exactly what this book felt like to me, an honest conversation with Gabrielle about her life. I appreciate her integrity, love her humor and openness about her life. I also love the fact that she’s older than me . . . Go, girl.” — Chelsea Handler, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uganda Be Kidding Me “I love this woman and her book.” — Mindy Kaling, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?“ If you ever thought, ‘I could be friends with Gabrielle Union,’ then We’re Going to Need More Wine is the book for you. It’s honest, raw, and funny. Union’s vulnerability about her flaws, mistakes, and also pride in her triumphs will not only make you feel as though you’re seeing yourself reflected, but will also inspire to be your most authentic self. It makes me excited to see where she is going next as a person and as an author. Give me book #2 already, please!” —Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair “A hilarious and moving memoir from a natural storyteller. Gabrielle Union explores love, family, trauma and racial identity in a book that somehow manages to be both heartbreakingly honest and laugh-out-loud funny.” —Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers Actress and women’s rights activist Gabrielle Union’s 2017 New York Times bestselling memoir WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True is now available in trade paperback (On Sale: January 15, 2019; Trade Paperback: $16.99; ISBN 9780062693990)! Gabrielle Union is a lot like you and me. While you likely know her from her many film and television roles; her work as an activist on behalf of victims of sexual assault; her smart statements about the place of women, especially black women in the world and in Hollywood; or her status as one of half of the Wade-Union power couple—she’s also navigating today’s world in ways that are all too familiar. She has had to get over her family baggage, go through the wrong men to get to the right one, and push her way past head shakers and naysayers who thought she was less than. In this engaging, provocative, and funny collection of essays about her life and our modern world. Union gives details of her life that go beyond the headlines and social media to show the smart, tough woman she really is. From her younger years as one of the very few African Americans in her California high school, to the harrowing story of her rape and the aftermath, to her navigation of Hollywood, to the role she plays as stepmother to her husband Dwyane Wade’s sons, to the devastating loss she felt over the friend she loved and couldn’t save, reading WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE leaves you with that feeling of time with a dear friend. This surprising and special book will nourish your soul and expand your mind. Union says, “Throughout my life, I’ve often wondered aloud ‘How the hell did I end up HERE?! Why me?’ Not sure I’ve ever found all the answers to those questions, but in this book I share my journey…the good, the bad, and the WTF. You will definitely need more wine for this one.” With a voice that is loud, personal, brave, and bold, Union demonstrates what it means to wrestle with self-doubt and revel in self-discovery, balancing a glass of wine and a whip-smart sense of humor at the same time. MORE ABOUT GABRIELLE UNION: Gabrielle Union is an actress and activist. Currently she stars as the titular character in the critically acclaimed drama Being Mary Jane on BET. She is an outspoken activist for women’s reproductive health and victims of sexual assault. She lives in Miami, Florida. WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True by Gabrielle Union Dey Street Books | Trade Paperback | On Sale: January 15, 2019 $16.99, ISBN: 9780062693990 | E-Book ISBN: 9780062694003 # # # An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 195 Broadway • New York, New York • 10007 Publicity Contacts: Heidi Richter • (212) 207-7478 • heidi.richter@harpercollins.com  01/07/2019 11:20:26 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions to be Available at Amazon Beginning January 1 https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//cengage-unlimit-561054284.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//cengage-unlimit-561054284.htm 12/10/2018 11:27:23 AM Subscription service offers unlimited access to more than 22,000 eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides at an affordable price BOSTON—December 10, 2018—Cengage today announced that its new subscription service, Cengage Unlimited, will be available for purchase through Amazon beginning January 1, 2019.  The agreement expands the company’s existing collaboration with Amazon for course materials. Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to almost half of the 20 million students pursuing higher education. Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.  A subscription also includes free access to offerings from Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg, with more to come soon. Students pay one price—no matter how many materials they use.  Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester (or $179.99 a year).  Amazon expands the availability of Cengage Unlimited, which is already offered at campus and online bookstores as well as directly from Cengage. Subscriptions include print rentals for $7.99 with free shipping. Considering that students spend, on average, about $500 annually on course materials (with some spending significantly more), a Cengage Unlimited subscription can save students half or more of what they were paying previously. Students may use their financial aid to purchase a subscription. More than 500,000 students have already subscribed to Cengage Unlimited in just one semester of availability. Cengage estimates that college students will save $60 million during the 2018-2019 academic year by using the subscription service to access the company’s quality learning materials. “Paying for the course materials they need to be successful often causes students significant stress during a time when their focus should be on ensuring a smooth start to the semester.  By making subscriptions available at Amazon, even more students will be able to access our quality learning materials and realize the significant savings and additional value that Cengage Unlimited delivers,” said Kevin Carlsten, Vice President of Channel Strategy and Operations, Cengage. According to a recent survey, college students say buying textbooks is their leading source of financial stress after tuition.  In fact, 85% of students surveyed said paying for textbooks and course materials is more stressful than buying food, housing or health care. Cengage is a leader in affordability and access to high quality learning materials. In addition to the first all-access subscription service, Cengage was the first to launch a comprehensive print rental program, with nearly all the company’s titles. Cengage was also the first major education and technology company to offer an Open Educational Resource (OER) product called Cengage OpenNOW. The company also actively delivers digital course materials through Cengage Inclusive Access, a business model that offers students savings by integrating the cost of course materials into registration fees. Finally, the company has instituted price caps on its new print editions and substantial price reductions on its eBooks. For more information, visit https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/. About Cengage Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter. ### Media Contacts Susan Aspey Cengage 202-695-6012 susan.aspey@cengage.com Kristina Massari Cengage 203-965-8694 Kristina.massari@cengage.com 12/10/2018 11:27:23 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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Quizlet Debuts Premium Content to Help Students Achieve Learning Goals https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//quizlet-debuts--560573856.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//quizlet-debuts--560573856.htm 12/04/2018 12:11:44 PM Most popular U.S. consumer learning platform launches study materials from recognized education experts and brands SAN FRANCISCO—December 4, 2018— Quizlet, the largest user-generated consumer learning platform, now used by two in three U.S. high school students and one in two U.S. college students, today launched Quizlet Premium Content. The new offering extends Quizlet’s content to include study guides created by world-class publishers, educators and organizations. Premium Content is available for purchase and covers a variety of subjects, many of which directly align with textbooks, online courses, standardized tests and certifications. Announced on the heels of Quizlet reaching 50 million monthly active users, Premium Content provides time savings and a boost of confidence for students who want expertly-curated study materials and benefit from ready-to-go study guides. Quizlet will also continue to provide its popular platform where users create and access study sets across a variety of study modes — for free. Launched in a limited beta this summer, Quizlet Premium Content already covers a variety of sciences, languages, and standardized test and professional certification prep. Students can purchase complete study guides or individual study sets, each good for one-year full access to the content. Practice questions that simulate tests from instructors and test prep materials will also be available in early 2019. Specific subjects that can already be found on Quizlet Premium Content include: ? Science (Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry) ? Languages (English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese) ? Test Prep and Certifications (MCAT, USMLE COMLEX, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, SAT, LSAT, PSAT, Finance – Series 7, EMT and MLT/MLS) The offering leverages Quizlet’s Verified Creators program, which encompasses a network of content partners including: ? World-renowned publishers such as Kaplan, Pearson, Living Language and Oxford University Press ? Top digital learning companies including Babbel, Chineasy and Kenhub ? Individual experts including professor Rob Swatski’s “A-Plus Anatomy” study guides and Spanish teacher Miriam Gutierrez’s language sets “Quizlet has a rapidly growing user base of more than 50 million people a month, and those people are coming to our platform looking for a centralized experience for all their study needs,” said Matthew Glotzbach, Quizlet’s CEO. “Our goal is to ultimately serve all 1.4 billion students around the world, so it’s an incredible benefit for our users to get access to the best education content creators out there. Quizlet Premium Content allows publishers and creators, especially those looking to meet the demands of the changing publishing industry, a new way of reaching students to help them achieve their learning goals.” “Pearson is excited to participate in the launch of the Quizlet Marketplace,” stated Pedro Rodrigues De Vasconcellos, VP – Product Marketing English & Schools, Pearson. “Babbel’s mission is to enable language-learning for everyone,” said Julie Hansen, CEO US of Babbel. “Millions of subscribers worldwide already use Babbel to learn a new language, but high school students have not comprised a large part of them to date. This partnership brings Babbel to a new, younger audience with a combination of Quizlet’s popular platform and our language learning expertise. Our goal with the partnership is to help students ace their AP language exams and encourage them to continue their language journey.” “As a professor, author, and illustrator based in York, Pennsylvania, offering my study materials on Quizlet allows me to reach biology students around the world,” said Rob Swatski, professor and developer of the A-Plus Anatomy series. “I’ve recommended Quizlet to my classes for years, and it’s fantastic to now have a direct way for my students to study my own diagrams and images with built-in capabilities like flashcards and quizzes.” Quizlet partners with creators who have exceptional reputations in academia and with learners. Quizlet verifies the creator and helps guide them on the type of content that would be most useful to Quizlet’s user base. With the official launch, Quizlet is welcoming education experts and content creators worldwide to apply to be a Verified Creator and offer their content for students to purchase and study. For more information about Quizlet Premium Content, visit: https://quizlet.com/features/premium-content To apply to become a Quizlet Verified Creator, visit: https://quizlet.com/features/quizlet-partnerships-verified-creator About Quizlet Utilized by two in three high school students and one in two college students – and a total of over 50 million people each month – Quizlet is the largest user-generated consumer learning platform in the U.S., using activities and games to help students practice and master what they’re learning. Quizlet’s learning activities help people effectively study over time so that they can master foundational information and retain it long-term. With more than 300 million user-created study sets currently available, students and teachers can find content from others or create their own. Quizlet supplements existing modes of learning, enabling students to engage with any material in the ways they learn best and providing a knowledge base for teachers to share content with one another. The company offers a combination of free and paid subscriptions for both students and teachers that enable further customization. Quizlet was founded in 2005 by then-high-school-student Andrew Sutherland to study for a French exam. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is backed by Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Costanoa Ventures. For more information, please visit www.quizlet.com. Contact: Loretta Stevens Quizlet – Communications loretta.stevens@quizlet.com 12/04/2018 12:11:44 PM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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College Students Expected to Save $60 Million this Academic Year Using New Subscription Service for Textbooks and Course Materials https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//college-student-559679976.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//college-student-559679976.htm 11/27/2018 9:24:00 AM Cengage Unlimited subscription offers unlimited access to more than 22,000 eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides at affordable price BOSTON—November 27, 2018—After tuition, college students say buying textbooks is their leading source of financial stress, according to a recent survey. In fact, 85% of students surveyed said paying for textbooks and course materials is more stressful than buying food, housing or health care. For the 2018-19 school year, college students finally have some relief – an estimated $60 million of it – by using a new, comprehensive subscription service from Cengage. Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to almost half of the 20 million students pursuing higher education. Commercially available to students in August 2018, Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.  A subscription also includes free access to offerings from Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg, with more to come soon. Students pay one price—no matter how many materials they use.  Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) and are available directly from Cengage, online or at campus and off-campus bookstores. Print rentals are available for $7.99 with free shipping. Considering students spend, on average, about $500 annually (with some spending significantly more), the subscription can save students half or more of what they were paying previously. Students may use their financial aid to purchase a subscription. A new, interactive Savings Map allows faculty, administrators and students to see which courses use Cengage at their institution.  The map highlights more than 500 schools to date. “In launching Cengage Unlimited, we made a bold move to offer a subscription service in an industry that has historically been loath to change,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “It is exceedingly rare that an incumbent rather than a start-up transforms an industry.  And yet, the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to Cengage Unlimited—from students, parents and faculty—underscores that our approach to lower students’ costs so they can afford to access quality learning was the right one.  It also works for our business as we are signing an unprecedented number of new student customers.  We are very pleased to have more than 500,000 subscribers already and look forward to reaching more students in the upcoming January semester and beyond.” “To give students more resources at a lower price point is a testament to the company’s focus on student experience, and I’m eager to see how it transforms the higher education system as a whole,” said Bilal Shalash, a senior at the University of Kentucky and a Cengage Student Ambassador. Cengage is a leader in affordability and access to high quality learning materials. In addition to the first all-access subscription service, Cengage was the first to launch a comprehensive print rental program, with nearly all the company’s titles.  Cengage was also the first major education and technology company to offer an Open Educational Resource (OER) product called Cengage OpenNOW.  The company also actively delivers digital course materials through Cengage Inclusive Access, a business model that offers students savings by integrating the cost of course materials into registration fees.  Finally, the company has instituted price caps on its new print editions and substantial price reductions on its eBooks. For more information about the new, all-access subscription service for course materials, or to purchase now, visit https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/. To access the interactive Savings Map, visit: https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/map/. About Cengage Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter. ### Media Contacts Susan Aspey Cengage 202-695-6012 susan.aspey@cengage.com Kristina Massari Cengage 203-965-8694 Kristina.massari@cengage.com 11/27/2018 9:24:00 AM 6163 press releases $60 Anchorage AK
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Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR and GQ: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//named-a-best-bo-559073385.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//named-a-best-bo-559073385.htm 11/19/2018 9:35:24 AM BY LIZZY GOODMAN *Now available in paperback* On Sale: November 13, 2018 As the twentieth century drew to a close, New York City felt played out as a cultural capital. A flood of new money had turned downtown into a museum of what used to be cool, a playground for bankers and the dot-com crowd. If you wanted the rock-and-roll life, New York City was the last place you’d move. And yet, in the decade that followed, it would serve as the stage for a radical pop-cultural renaissance. How exactly did this happen? In MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 (now available in paperback, on-sale November 13, 2018), journalist Lizzy Goodman chronicles the rebirth of New York rock through the voices of those who were actually there, playing the music, pouring the drinks, signing the checks, and writing the cover stories. In the early 2000s, the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, the Moldy Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, and others, who had been honing their craft in obscu­rity, suddenly became reflections of a newly flush, newly booming town determined to recover from the devasta­tion of September 11. As kids around the world began to dress like they’d been thrifting on Avenue A, it became clear that New York had not only reclaimed its signature rock-and-roll swagger, but had also exported this new incarnation of American cool globally. A second genera­tion was eagerly waiting in the wings: Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, and Kings of Leon, who’d all but given up on breaking out of their provincial corners of the world, got the message that rock was back, and used grotty New York clubs as launching pads on their way to selling out arenas around the world. MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM explores how during this era the music industry was dismantled and then reborn via technology—first by Napster and later iTunes—and how traditional publications like Rolling Stone and Spin were pushed to compete with evangelist bloggers typ­ing feverishly in their underwear, as well as with edgier journalistic upstarts like Vice and Pitchfork. Meanwhile, as the reshaping of the city—technological, aesthetic, cultural, and physical—spread from downtown Manhat­tan to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, bands like MGMT, Vam­pire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, and Dirty Projectors became the new stars, remaking the idea of New York in their own nerdy image, and helping ensure “I heart Brooklyn” would become the mantra of a new generation. Crafted from nearly two hundred original interviews and curated by a writer who remembers the hangovers herself, MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM follows in the great tradition of the beloved classic Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. Charting the first decade of the 2000s in all its epic and reckless glory, here is a bril­liant portrait of a city, an industry, and a generation on the verge of seismic change.   Praise for Meet Me in the Bathroom “An evocative and gossipy oral history…Not only was Ms. Goodman there…but as our revelatory tour guide, she shrewdly jogged the memories of her protagonists…The result is an affectionate, idiosyncratic narrative of the rock scene’s erratic evolution.” — New York Times “Beautifully paced, vivid, informative and compelling… a book primarily built on passion, love and homage – a drawled rock’n’roll sonnet to the music, the bands, the city, the scene, the triumphs, the screw-ups, and, of course, ‘the moment’.” — The Guardian “Lizzy Goodman has produced an instant classic…All the Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Ryan Adams gossip you’ve ever wanted to know is right here in this epic, loving look at a very different New York City.” — Rolling Stone “Meet Me in the Bathroom is the juiciest book on rock’n’roll in years…a thrilling, hilarious, gossip-fueled account” — Pitchfork “The first great history of new york’s 21st century rock scene…thoroughly entertaining…engrossing…Meet Me in the Bathroom is a wonderful reminder that the next big thing can be right around the corner.” — Spin “[A] gossip-fueled, engaging oral history” — Publishers Weekly “As far as I’m concerned this book is one of the truly great New York stories.” — Rob Sheffield, The Village Voice “Spectacular.” — Playboy “In her terrific new book, Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001-2011, author Lizzy Goodman has meticulously traced the story of that revival” — Paste Magazine “A vivid, kaleidoscopic, extremely fun ode to a moment in time that only just became the past.” — The Cut “Sharp, funny and dishy oral history…Goodman does a wonderful job of sketching out and filling in this singular time and place…It is a blast…” — Austin American-Statesman “In the page-turning tradition of Please Kill Me and I Want My MTV, Lizzy Goodman’s new oral history, Meet Me in the Bathroom is a post-mortem of rock’s last gasp…You don’t read a book like this. You demolish it whole, like a bag of Funyuns.” — Las Vegas Weekly “Meet Me in the Bathroom is an impressive document of the time . . . she’s managed to extract admissions and reflections that are genuinely poignant . . . distilled into a tome that captures the messy, glorious chaos of New York.” — Noisey “It’s the book that anyone who ever listened to the Strokes is talking about: Lizzy Goodman’s extremely comprehensive oral history of the 00s NYC rock scene is hilarious, sordid, fascinating, and infuriating—all at once. The best music history books serve the dual purpose of creating new myths while slaying the ones that were previously lying around, and by that measure Meet Me in the Bathroom is more than a success. It’ll inspire plenty of discussion and debating, and if you’re a certain age, it might just provide a nostalgia trip, too.” — VICE “There’s warmth and kindness…and great stories about people taking too many drugs…A wonderful book.” — Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers “[Meet Me in the Bathroom] will make any rock ‘n’ roll fan who came of age or lived in New York in the aughts…feel all sorts of warm and cozy nostalgic feelings.” — BuzzFeed “Full of fantastic gossip and dreamy anecdotes about the city’s last mythological guitar boys” — The Verge “A compelling non-stop wealth of information that will be inspiring to those familiar with New York and not…this read is a can’t-miss.” — Uproxx   ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elizabeth “Lizzy” Goodman is a journalist whose writing on rock and roll, fashion and popular culture has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Nylon, Elle, Interview, Out and NME. She is a regular contributor to New York magazine, and is frequently called upon to be an expert guest on VH1 and NPR. She lives in New York City. Photo credit: Katia Temkin. MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM ? Lizzy Goodman ? Dey Street Books ? Paperback On Sale: 11/13/2018 ? ISBN: 9780062233103 ? E-book ISBN: 9780062233127   MEDIA CONTACT: Maria Silva William Morrow & Dey Street Books 212-207-7486 Maria.Silva@HarperCollins.com 11/19/2018 9:35:24 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Sage Corps Study Abroad Captures the Essence of Entrepreneurship https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//sage-corps-stud-557993342.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//sage-corps-stud-557993342.htm 11/06/2018 11:10:41 AM November 6, 2018 — In today’s global economy, employers seek and prefer a globally-trained workforce, however approximately 99 percent of college grads have no global work experience, according to Matt Meltzer, founder and CEO of Sage Corps. So how do businesses looking to attract and retain global-minded employees find them right off the platform of a graduation podium? Meltzer created an initiative called Sage Corps in 2013 – a global entrepreneurship program for college students – that embeds students into seed stage startup teams for their mutual benefit as they live, work and study abroad (students earn academic credit) while offering an innovative source of talent in the workforce. Sage Corps sets itself apart from traditional study abroad programs by offering highly competitive program focused on quality not quantity, an internship with global startups in countries around the world in younger startup communities offering incredible opportunities to make impactful contributions to the host companies. Sage Corps, which has now grown to 500+ alumni since 2013, works with technology startups in thirteen cities across the world (including Santiago, Chile; Hong Kong; Mexico City and Dublin), which use tech in some form, whether it be an e-commerce site, an AI/Robotics company or a travel excursion company. Meltzer wanted to fill the gap by giving students opportunities to gain meaningful international experience, bring talent to foreign startups and start building professional connections that can make a difference after graduation. Students interested in interning abroad through Sage Corps come from all majors (technical and non-technical liberal arts students are all encouraged to apply) and diverse backgrounds and undergo a very selective application process so that the best candidates for this unique global entrepreneurship program will have the chance to, as Meltzer describes, “parachute into a foreign country, experience a rigorous professional and cultural experience building a company, and return with a robust professional network.” Past students in the program attend a diverse range of universities across the country, including large public universities such as UT Austin, University of Michigan, and UC Berkeley, private universities such as Vanderbilt, Cornell, and Emory, and smaller liberal arts colleges such as Amherst, Williams, and Pomona. Sage Corps offers impactful work and more robust services: housing, medical insurance, weekly professional networking and social events, an online curriculum (builds hard skills), academic credit, and a powerful alumni program to help students get full time jobs – alums currently work at top organizations such as Google, Nike, McKinsey, Facebook, and of course startups. For more information on Sage Corp visit: www.SageCorps.com Media Contact: Cindy Tanenbaum Cindy Tanenbaum PR Inc. Cindytanenbaumpr@gmail.com 917-538-1259 11/06/2018 11:10:41 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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ECFMG Launches Resource to Help Students Select a Medical School https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//ecfmg-launches--557909072.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//ecfmg-launches--557909072.htm 11/05/2018 9:46:57 AM Philadelphia, Pa., November 5, 2018—The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) has launched a new resource for students who plan to apply to medical school. Designed to assist in identifying schools offering quality medical education, this new resource is a valuable tool for those who are beginning their medical education, as well as for current medical school students who plan to transfer to a different medical school. The new resource is available on the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org/medschoolselection. In recent years, there has been rapid growth in the number of medical schools around the world, and there are a small number of schools that engage in spurious business practices. It also has become more common for students to migrate for medical education—attending medical school outside their home country. This situation creates challenges for students who are evaluating schools and deciding where to apply, according to William W. Pinsky, M.D., President and CEO of ECFMG and Board Chair of ECFMG’s Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). “With more than 3,000 medical schools worldwide, selecting the right school can be an intimidating task and a significant financial investment,” Dr. Pinsky said. “Our new guide provides prospective medical students around the world with information on the characteristics to consider and questions to ask when evaluating medical schools before applying so they can make a well-informed decision.” The guide covers such important considerations as accreditation status, curriculum, faculty, educational resources, and the structure of clinical rotations. It also prompts students to ask questions about the student experience, consider how schools market themselves, and talk to alumni about their success in and beyond medical school. As leading experts on the world’s medical education systems and their graduates, ECFMG and its foundation are uniquely positioned to provide this important guidance to the next generation of physicians. The new resource is an important addition to the collection of services offered by ECFMG and FAIMER to physicians and the medical education community around the world. About ECFMG ECFMG, a private, nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, is a world leader in promoting quality health care—serving physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and those researching issues in medical education and health workforce planning. ECFMG’s program of certification evaluates whether international medical graduates are ready to enter U.S. programs of graduate medical education, where they provide supervised patient care. ECFMG offers a variety of other programs for the world’s physicians and the entities worldwide that educate, train, register/license, and employ them. Media Contact Dan Hanson (215)764-6628 dhanson@ecfmg.org 11/05/2018 9:46:57 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Backroads Accepting Applications for 2019 Trip Leader Positions https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//backroads-accep-556681339.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//backroads-accep-556681339.htm 10/24/2018 9:31:30 AM Apply Now for One of the Adventure Travel Industry’s Best Jobs Backroads, the World’s #1 Active Travel Company, today announced it is now accepting applications for Trip Leader, Camp Crew and Trip Prep Specialist positions for the 2019 season. Backroads runs biking, hiking, multi-adventure, family, private and active ocean and river cruise trips all over the world on six continents and in more than 60 countries. Every year Backroads hires seasonal employees for the job of a lifetime. Backroads Trip Leaders are recognized as the best in the travel industry, consistently earning a 97% approval rating from guests for their outstanding performance as interpreters, facilitators, ambassadors and all-around sources of inspiration and goodwill. Competition for these coveted roles is tough; according to the Washington Post (April 17, 2017), securing a field position with Backroads can be compared to gaining acceptance to an Ivy League college. But for those willing to brave the competition, their efforts are rewarded with the opportunity to live and work in some of the most desired travel destinations in the world, including America’s national parks, Italy, Patagonia, Iceland, Hawaii and more. Trip Leaders provide exceptional customer service with all the on-trip support, equipment and logistics, so Backroads guests are free to explore actively and stress free while traveling with the company. “If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Backroads Trip Leader, we’d love to hear from you,” said Tom Hale, Founder and President of Backroads. “We are looking for passionate applicants who love people, customer service, problem solving and most of all exploring the world under your own power.” To qualify, applicants must be 21 years of age or older, hold a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, and English fluency. As an active professional, all applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds of weight. A pioneer in active and adventure travel, Backroads’ celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. Backroads was founded on the principles of creating extraordinary experiences for its guests, being the most guest-focused travel company on the planet and incorporating the highest quality possible into the philosophy and fabric of the company. For more information and to apply go to: www.backroads.com/leaders About Backroads Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been in business for more than 39 years. The company hosts thousands of guests each year, 75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests, in hundreds of locations across the globe. Backroads is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit backroads.com or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific time. Media Contact Liz Einbinder Backroads 510-292-2753 liz_einbinder@backroads.com 10/24/2018 9:31:30 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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Scholarships Announced by The Garden Club of America https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//scholarships-an-556538486.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//scholarships-an-556538486.htm 10/22/2018 11:17:06 AM FOR RELEASE: October 22, 2018 The Garden Club of America (GCA) offers environmental and horticulture-related scholarships at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with applications now being accepted.  Deadlines are January and February, 2019 (see individual applications for specific deadlines). The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships, awarding more than $308,000 in 2018.  GCA scholarships are available to qualified students seeking funding for study or research in the areas of Botany, Coastal Wetland Studies, Conservation, Desert Studies, Ecology, Garden History & Design, Horticulture, International Study, Landscape Architecture, Native Bird Habitat, Native Plant Studies, Pollinator Research, Public Horticulture, and Urban Forestry.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in U.S. institutions. More information about GCA scholarships may be found at www.gcamerica.org/scholarships. Follow @GCAScholarships on Twitter to receive the most recent updates about scholarship offerings and news about the recipients and their research.  For additional information, email scholarshipapplications@gcamerica.org. The GCA is a nonprofit national organization composed of 200 clubs with nearly 18,000 club members who devote energy and expertise to projects in their communities and across the United States.  Founded in 1913, the GCA is a leader in horticulture, conservation, creative arts, historic preservation, and environmental protection. Media Contact Jennifer Barnette jennifer.barnette@gcamerica.org 212.753.8292 The Garden Club of America 14 East 60th Street New York, New York 10022-1006 212.753.8287 www.gcamerica.org 10/22/2018 11:17:06 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Score the Best Deals, Shopping and Entertainment with Amazon’s Prime Student https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//score-the-best--556123247.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//score-the-best--556123247.htm 10/17/2018 1:49:47 PM Best sellers among Prime Student members this off-to-college season include: Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, Amazon Basics Lightning Cable, and SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSD SEATTLE, Wash. – October 17, 2018 – As students settle into dorm rooms and adjust to this semester’s class schedule, Amazon has the best first lesson – Prime Student. Exclusively available for students enrolled in two- and four-year colleges, Prime Student makes life on campus easier. This year, some of the top-selling products that college students are using include Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, AmazonBasics Lightning to USB A Cable, BIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ballpoint Pen, SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter and the iClicker2 student remote. Prime Student is a membership from Amazon designed specifically for college students to enjoy the best of shopping and entertainment. Nowhere else can students go to get thousands of movies and TV shows to instantly watch, stream music, receive discounts on college essentials, and get fast, free shipping all in one place. After the six-month trial, Prime Student is 50% off a regular Prime membership (that’s more than one semester!). Here is the scoop on the top benefits students can score from signing up for Prime Student. 1. Exclusive Student Deals: Prime Student members receive exclusive perks and deals tailored to meet students’ needs. Save while shopping on items that will help get you through the school year, from late night study snacks to dorm décor essentials. 2. Unlimited Entertainment: Get instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan or Emmy-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maiselwith Prime Video. Plus, explore more than two million songs and over one thousand playlists and stations as part of your paid membership through Prime Music. 3. Game Time: If you have a Twitch account, connect it to your Prime membership and start enjoying a selection of free games, in-game loot for some of the world’s most popular titles, and a subscription to your favorite Twitch broadcaster every 30 days. You’ll soon become everyone’s favorite room to game in with Twitch Prime. 4. Get Everything Fast: It’s not easy to trek off campus to get things you need, and we know that when you need something, you need it fast.Prime members receive FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns. 5. New Semester Wardrobe: Shop for the latest college styles and trends using Prime Wardrobe – a new service that lets you try before you buy the latest styles from Amazon. Simply try-on at home, decide what you like and only be charged for what you keep. 6. Selfie Storage: You don’t ever need to worry about seeing the “Storage Full” notification pop up on your phone. Download the free Amazon Photos app to upload, store, and share unlimited photos, selfies and Boomerangs with your friends. Plus, students can purchase, rent or trade in textbooks all on Amazon – if you’ve got old textbooks lying around, trade them in to receive an Amazon gift card. And if you already know what classes you’re taking in the fall, save up to 85% and rent a textbook using Amazon. With either option, you can enjoy free two-day shipping with Prime Student. Following a six-month trial, a Prime Student membership is 50 percent off a regular Prime membership. To sign up, visit amazon.com/joinstudent. About Amazon Prime Student Millions of members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime Student. Amazon Prime Student gives college students FREE One-Day Shipping and FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns, unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 100 million items, plus unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and free unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos. Students can sign up for a six-month trial of Prime Student to access these benefits. After that it’s just $59 a year or $6.49 a month — half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership — and includes over two million songs with Prime Music. To learn more, visit amazon.com/joinstudent. Media Contact Paruul Batra Amazon PR paruul@amazon.com 10/17/2018 1:49:47 PM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Phi Kappa Phi Accepting Applications for Dissertation Fellowship Program https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//phi-kappa-phi-a-554627013.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//phi-kappa-phi-a-554627013.htm 10/01/2018 10:50:31 AM The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, is now accepting applications for its Dissertation Fellowship Program. Ten fellowships of $10,000 each will be awarded. Introduced in 2014, the program is designed to support doctoral candidates who are writing their dissertations. To be eligible, applicants must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the November 30 deadline including approval of the dissertation proposal. “It is an honor to receive the Dissertation Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi,” said Malinee Neelamegam, a 2018 Dissertation Fellow. “The ABD finish line is challenging, and the fellowship will allow me to work towards completing my doctoral journey successfully. Beyond the financial assistance, the fellowship provides doctoral students like me the motivation and reassurance of the importance of the work we do.” The selection process for a dissertation fellowship examines how the fellowship will contribute to the completion of the dissertation, the significance of original research, and endorsement by the dissertation chair. Recipients will receive $10,000 to apply toward 12 months of dissertation writing. The dissertation fellowships are part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award programs, which give nearly $1 million each year to outstanding members through graduate fellowships, study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. The deadline to submit an application for a dissertation fellowship is November 30, 2018, and recipients will be notified by March 1, 2019. For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit www.phikappaphi.org/dissertation. About Phi Kappa Phi Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org. ### CONTACT Hannah Breaux Communications Director hbreaux@phikappaphi.org 225.923.7777 10/01/2018 10:50:31 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Attention College Students: TD Ameritrade Announces Open Registration for the 2018 Virtual Trading thinkorswim Challenge https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//attention-colle-554253611.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//attention-colle-554253611.htm 09/27/2018 4:09:31 PM OMAHA, Neb., September 27, 2018 – Add it to the resume under “real-world experience.” College students across the U.S. can now through October 1, 2018 register to partake in TD Ameritrade’s fifth-annual thinkorswim Challenge – no trading experience necessary. Undergraduate students interested in participating can gather in teams of two to four for a four-week competitive learning opportunity with many rewarding prizes at stake, including a $30,000 donation to their college or university. “The thinkorswim Challenge was created to help educate and build confidence in future generations of investors,” said Lee McAdoo, managing director of investor education at TD Ameritrade. “The Challenge is unique in that it gives students a hands-on approach to managing money in the markets, with no true risk involved.” The thinkorswim Challenge is offered through TD Ameritrade U, an award-winning educational program for professors and college-run organizations that provides free access to paperMoney, the virtual trading version of the thinkorswim desktop and mobile applications – both of which are recognized as advanced technology for sophisticated traders. Student teams are not only given $500,000 in virtual dollars to trade stocks, options and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but also unlimited access to an array of valuable educational resources. Aside from 24/7 online trading support, features built into the platform include: access to the TD Ameritrade Network for real-time market insights from industry pros; TraderTV, for streaming feeds of CNBC’s global networks; and an Education tab, which houses immersive courses and daily webcasts to help students boost their investing IQ. “Last year, we had 327 schools in 49 states across the U.S. competing for the top prize, and the winning team ended up seeing portfolio gains of 427 percent,” said McAdoo. “It’s exciting to see more schools jumping into the competition, more students using our education, and ultimately more participants walking away with a new, meaningful understanding of the markets and money, whether or not they take the prize.” Accepting the TD Ameritrade U thinkorswim Challenge To participate, teams made up of two to four individuals who are students at the same postsecondary educational institution must register at www.thinkorswimchallenge.com. The competition is open to the first 2,000 teams who register. Registration is now open and closes on Monday, October 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The four-week competition officially kicks off on Monday, October 8, 2018, and runs through Saturday, November 3, 2018. The thinkorswim Challenge teams are responsible for managing one virtual portfolio during the entire competition and will do so by placing qualifying paper trades during each trading week. Prizes will be awarded weekly to the top team with the highest percentage gain in the aggregate value of their portfolio at the end of each trading week. At the conclusion of the competition, an additional prize will be awarded to the three teams with the highest percentage gains in their portfolios overall and to their respective schools. Individual prizes include iPads, Amazon gift cards, up to $3,500 deposited into a TD Ameritrade brokerage account, and up to $30,000 for the schools. The thinkorswim Challenge is subject to full Official Rules, which are available at www.thinkorswimchallenge.com. For more information about TD Ameritrade U or the thinkorswim Challenge, visit www.tdameritradeu.com or www.thinkorswimchallenge.com. For competition updates, follow TD Ameritrade U, @TDameritradeu, and like TD Ameritrade U on Facebook. You can also join conversations about the thinkorswim Challenge using #TOSChallenge. For the latest news and information about TD Ameritrade, follow the Company on Twitter, @TDAmeritradePR. TD Ameritrade Network is brought to you by TD Ameritrade Media Productions Company. TD Ameritrade Media Productions Company and TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC are separate but affiliated subsidiaries of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. TD Ameritrade Media Productions Company is not a financial adviser, registered investment advisor, or broker-dealer. © 2018 TD Ameritrade. The paperMoney® application is for educational purposes only. Successful virtual trading during one time period does not guarantee successful investing of actual funds during a later time period as market conditions change continuously. NO PURCHASE/INVESTMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE/ACCOUNT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  QUALIFYING FOR A BROKERAGE ACCOUNT, INCLUDING PROVIDING SENSITIVE INFO IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE THE PRIZE. This is a simulated trading competition. Software download (via mobile app or desktop), Internet access, & use of a valid paperMoney® account are required to participate. Contest consists of 4 trading weeks, each beginning at 9:30 am ET & ending at 11:59:59 pm ET: 10/8-10/13/18; 10/15-10/20/18; 10/22-10/27/18; and 10/29-11/3/18. Open only to registered teams of 2-4 individuals who are each a legal resident of any 1 of the 50 US or DC (or a nonresident student in the US on a student visa) & age of majority+ as of the date of registration & all enrolled at the same post-secondary educational institution located in any 1 of 50 US or DC. Teams and each member must register by 11:59:59 pm ET on 10/1/18. PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 2000 TEAMS TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION. Normal Internet access, data, & usage charges may apply. Void where prohibited by law. SUBJECT TO FULL OFFICIAL RULES. The team with the highest P/L during each trading week will be the potential weekly winning team, subject to verification. ARV of each weekly prize: $500 per winning team member. Total value of all weekly prizes: between $4,000 & $8,000 (depending on # of winning team members).  At the end of the contest, the teams with the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd highest P/L percentage over the entire contest period will be eligible for prizes. ARV of 1st prize: $3,649 per team member & $30,000 gift to winning team’s school (total 1st prize ARV between of $37,298 & $44,596 depending on # of members). ARV of 2nd prize: $2,330 per team member & $20,000 gift to winning team’s school (total 2nd prize ARV between of $24,660 & $29,320 depending on # of members). ARV of 3rd prize: $1,100 per team member & $10,000 gift to winning team’s school (total 3rd prize ARV between of $12,200 & $14,400 depending on # of members). Total ARV of all prizes: between $78,158 & $96,316 (depending on # of members). Individual cash prize amounts will be deposited into an individual, non-IRA TD Ameritrade standard brokerage account. TD Ameritrade’s normal commissions, service fees, & exception fees apply. Funds may be withdrawn from a TD Ameritrade standard brokerage account free of charge, pursuant to TD Ameritrade’s regular business practices and policies. If not already a registered account holder, winner must apply & be approved for an individual standard brokerage account. Account must be opened within sixty (60) days of the end of the Contest Period. More information about TD Ameritrade’s standard brokerage accounts is available here. More information about TD Ameritrade’s pricing and fees is available here.  Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of or otherwise affiliated with this Challenge.  Sponsor: TD Ameritrade Services Company, Inc., 200 S. 108th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68154. Each Gift Card (“GC”) prize is subject to the issuer’s terms and conditions, available at the time of prize award. About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation TD Ameritrade provides investing services and education to more than 11 million client accounts totaling more than $1.2 trillion in assets, and custodial services to more than 6,000 registered investment advisors. We are a leader in U.S. retail trading, executing an average of more than 780,000 trades per day for our clients, more than a quarter of which come from mobile devices. We have a proud history of innovation, dating back to our start in 1975, and today our team of nearly 10,000-strong is committed to carrying it forward. Together, we are leveraging the latest in cutting edge technologies and one-on-one client care to transform lives, and investing, for the better. Learn more by visiting TD Ameritrade’s newsroom at www.amtd.com, or read our stories at Fresh Accounts. ### For Media: Melissa Matson Corporate Communications 201-369-5933 melissa.matson@tdameritrade.com @TDAmeritradePR For Investors: Jeff Goeser Investor Relations 402-597-8464 jeffrey.goeser@tdameritrade.com 09/27/2018 4:09:31 PM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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New Savings Calculator Helps College Students Decide Best Buy for Course Materials https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//new-savings-cal-553070908.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//new-savings-cal-553070908.htm 09/13/2018 9:10:21 AM BOSTON—September 13, 2018—Almost 90% of college students spend anywhere from a few hours to a week searching for the best buy on their textbooks, according to a recent survey. Who has that kind of time? Thanks to a simple new digital savings calculator, students using Cengage products can get some time back as they decide whether  a new subscription service for textbooks and access codes is the right choice for them.  To reveal their potential savings, students simply type in the ISBN for their products. The subscription, called Cengage Unlimited, offers unlimited access to more than 20,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.  Students pay one price no matter how many materials they use. Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to 11 million of the 20 million students pursuing higher education. A subscription to Cengage Unlimited, which is available directly from Cengage, online or at campus and off-campus bookstores, costs $119.99 a semester or $179.99 a year. Considering students spend, on average, about $500 annually (with some spending significantly more), the subscription can save students up to half of what they were paying and, in some cases, even more. Students may use financial aid to purchase a subscription. “At Cengage, the days of spending hundreds of dollars on course materials each year are over,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “The old way just doesn’t work for students and that’s why we have opened up our catalog to offer unlimited access to quality learning at an affordable price. Subscription models deliver an easy way to access content that students are familiar with in their daily life. College is stressful enough – buying course materials should not add to that stress.” Students using Cengage learning technology platforms, like MindTap or WebAssign, have the option of a print rental for $7.99 with free shipping.  When the subscription ends, students retain reference access to their key course materials for the first year for free. For more information about the new, all-access subscription service for course materials, or to purchase now, visit https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/. About Cengage Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter. ### Media Contact Lindsay Stanley Cengage 203-965-8634 lindsay.stanley@cengage.com 09/13/2018 9:10:21 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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Dating Rules for Freshmen: How to Successfully Manage the Big Change from High School Dating to College Relationships https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//dating-rules-fo-552985479.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//dating-rules-fo-552985479.htm 09/12/2018 9:35:50 AM Dating Tips to Freshmen From A Senior & A Junior SANTA MONICA, Calif. – September 12, 2018 – High school dating is like prep work for the far more complicated and adult world of college dating. In high school, you’re living at home and parents are keeping tabs on who you date. In college, you’re on your own – and that’s a big transition for freshmen for whom dating freedom is a new thing. You get to make your own choices about who you want to be a relationship with, and how intimate you want to get. It’s an exciting feeling, but one that that needs to be approached with some common sense. “You’re not in high school, so if something goes wrong you can’t call your parents to come pick you up or simply drive home,” says University of Southern California (USC) senior Elizabeth Pritzker. “You’re on your own, handling the dating scene for the first time.” There’s plenty of ambiguity, awkwardness and misunderstanding in the dating field. However, it’s important to put your wishes out in the open before getting close to someone (whether it’s a heart-to-heart connection or just a hookup). To get your dating career as organized as (hopefully) your academic career, read these tips from Pritzker and her USC classmate Sam Skalbania. As upperclassmen, Elizabeth and Sam have successfully navigated the dating scene for a few years, so their advice comes from experience. • Choose a neutral place for the first meeting. Think Starbucks or a campus café – and don’t plan a long dinner. “That way, if you don’t hit it off with the person, you’re not stuck there for hours,” Elizabeth says. (You can make an easy yet polite exit when you haven’t committed to a full meal.) Or suggest an activity, like going on a hike or working out together. • Think about what you want, and don’t want. Before you meet your date, ask yourself some pointed questions about what you want from the relationship. “Any answer is OK – it just needs to be about what you really want, not what someone talks you into,” Sam says. “Don’t change your boundaries to impress someone. Stick to your choice.” Maybe cuddling is fine for now – maybe you want to do more. No matter where you are on the scale, get honest with yourself about what you’ll tell your potential partner when the conversation turns to next steps. • Talk. Unlike your parents’ college dating encounters, dates today should include much more forthright conversation about your expectation for what happens post-date. “Be straight about what you want to do – like, ‘I don’t want to have sex with you tonight,’” Sam says. “You don’t want your partner to have to guess what you’d like.” • Use a consent app. When you’re navigating the freshman dating landscape, consent apps are a good way to share your wishes with another person in a way that’s easy and transparent. An app like iAPPROVE, which is designed to help you manage relationships, puts both you and your potential partner on the record about your ground rules. With the app, you can replace vague conversations and guesswork with clear guidelines for how you far you want to go. The two of you can define your partner status (like “platonic” or “casual non-exclusive”), and what sexual activity you’re comfortable with. • Don’t get wasted. This sounds obvious, but in the heat of the moment, it’s easy to get carried away. You can’t make decisions about how far you want to go if you don’t have a clear head. Save the partying for when you know the person better and feel more secure in how they’ll treat you. • Think twice about dating roommates’ friends. On the one hand, your roommates might introduce you to cool people. On the other hand, if the date doesn’t work out, you’ll be stuck with awkward encounters for months. • Don’t “ghost” anyone. Unless someone has been too aggressive or made you uncomfortable,  it’s insanely rude to simply ignore texts or messages from someone who assumes you want to see them again. “Do the adult thing and say you just didn’t hit it off,” Elizabeth says. If you hide and avoid communication, you run the risk of someone bothering you repeatedly, trying to figure out if you’re just game-playing.  The great thing about being clear and forthright about your relationship and dating needs – and getting on the same page with your partner – is that you can relax and actually enjoy dating. “When you feel confident that you’ve gotten the hard-to-discuss stuff out of the way, you can focus on getting to know each other,” Elizabeth says. “That tension about consent and ‘will we or won’t we’ goes away. It makes dating much more fun – the way it should be.” About iAPPROVEAPP iAPPROVEAPP, LLC provides technology solutions to help prevent sexual harassment and assaults. Our application creates greater personal empowerment over choices and has been designed to successfully address the human and legal complexities of consensual sex, assist in the compliance with legislative and regulatory mandates, and create a verifiable and auditable capability for documenting personal choices, decisions and consent. Visit: www.iapproveapp.com Contact Roxanne Stevenson Kraves PR 858-366-4859 09/12/2018 9:35:50 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Deadline Approaching for Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//deadline-approa-552816850.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//deadline-approa-552816850.htm 09/10/2018 9:58:38 AM The deadline to apply for a study abroad grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is Saturday, September 15. Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, will award 25 $1,000 grants to students nationwide. Awarded twice a year—50 in the spring and 25 in the fall—the grants are designed to support undergraduate students as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields. Interested students do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply, but must currently attend an institution with an active chapter. “Being awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant truly opened doors for me into places I had only dreamed of going before,” said Grace Kinner, a Session A recipient from Berea College. “Without receiving the award, I would not have been able to travel to Mexico to better my grasp of the Spanish language, understand nuances of cultures other than my own, and develop the independence that studying abroad requires of you. I am truly grateful to Phi Kappa Phi for believing in me and helping me to achieve my goals.” Phi Kappa Phi gives 75 study abroad grants annually to students on its chapter campuses. Since its inception in 2001, the program has awarded more than $800,000. The study abroad grants are part of the Society’s robust award programs, which give nearly $1 million each year to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. The application period for students to apply for a $1,000 study abroad grant is currently open until September 15. For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit www.phikappaphi.org/studyabroad. About Phi Kappa Phi Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org. ### CONTACT Hannah Breaux Communications Director hbreaux@phikappaphi.org 225.923.7777 09/10/2018 9:58:38 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Stand Against Contract Cheating on Oct. 17 International Day of Action https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//stand-against-c-552816584.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//stand-against-c-552816584.htm 09/10/2018 9:55:50 AM WASHINGTON D.C., September 10, 2018 – The International Center for Academic Integrity (https://academicintegrity.org) calls on educational institutions and governments around the world to STAND AGAINST CONTRACT CHEATING. On October 17, 2018 ICAI, with sponsorship from Turnitin, hosts the Third Annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating (https://academicintegrity.org/day-against-contract-cheating/). The goal is for educational institutions around the world to speak with a unified voice and work together to defeat the contract cheating industry (#DefeatTheCheat) and encourage students to #ExcelWithIntegrity. Tweet this news (https://ctt.ac/89Yxb). Contract Cheating is a form of academic dishonesty where students have academic work completed on their behalf, which they then submit for academic credit and/or advantage as if they had created it themselves. The goal of this day of action is to raise awareness around its existence and the threats it poses to educational systems. As many as 16 million people could be receiving fraudulent certifications on a yearly basis as a result of contract cheating. “Contract Cheating is a growing threat to the quality and integrity of education at higher education institutions around the world,” said Tricia Bertram Gallant, ICAI board member. “Educational institutions, students, citizens, and governments must take a stand against the contract cheating industry, and as educators, we must work diligently to ensure that we are facilitating and assessing learning rather than cheating.” On the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating, ICAI encourages registered institutions to: – Sign the Pledge – ICAI, in partnership with Turnitin, is committed to bringing attention to this on a global scale. Launching in September, a pledge will raise awareness and drive action about this issue. – Declare Your Opposition – Take part in the International Whiteboard Declaration on October 17. Have members of your organization write their own message about contract cheating. Post these declarations on social media using #DefeatTheCheat #ExcelWithIntegrity. – Advance the Cause – Host events that will engage and inform students, faculty, staff, and leaders about the threat of Contract Cheating. Post your efforts to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook using #DefeatTheCheat and #ExcelWithIntegrity. To register and find more information on the day of action activities, go to https://academicintegrity.org/day-against-contract-cheating/. Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/444746409270470/. About ICAI The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) has cultivated integrity cultures in academic communities throughout the world since 1992. ICAI offers assessment services, resources, and consultations to its member institutions, and facilitates critical conversations about integrity. https://academicintegrity.org ### Media contacts Jennifer Harrison for ICAI and Turnitin, 916-716-0636 or jennifer@jharrisonpr.com Tricia Bertram Gallant for ICAI, info@academicintegrity.org Amanda Zeligs Hand for Turnitin, 510-764-7600 ext. 1018 azeligshand@turnitin.com Tweet: Colleges & students take action! International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating Oct. 17. #DefeatTheCheat #ExcelWithIntegrity https://academicintegrity.org/day-against-contract-cheating/ Tags: contract cheating, academic integrity, higher education, college, student, day of action, learning, Turnitin, ICAI, International Center for Academic Integrity, paper mill, essay mill, cheating Summary: Institutions speak out against contract cheating Oct. 17 International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating hosted by ICAI, sponsored by Turnitin. #DefeatTheCheat #ExcelwithIntegrity 09/10/2018 9:55:50 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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DISCOVER INTRODUCES NEW CREDIT CARD DESIGNS CHOSEN BY STUDENTS https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//-discover-intro-552466491.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//-discover-intro-552466491.htm 09/06/2018 7:55:57 AM Riverwoods, IL, Sept. 6, 2018 – Two new card designs voted on by students are now available. The new designs—Frenchie—a fierce French Bulldog wearing aviator sunglasses—and Iridescent—a lustrous splash of pastel hues—were the winners of a poll that asked students to vote for their favorite of six unique designs. “Card designs are one way for cardmembers to define themselves and express their individuality,” said Emina Dautovic, senior marketing manager at Discover. “We are continually looking for ways to tailor our products toward our customers’ wants and needs, including by providing an array of card designs that speak to their unique styles.” Frenchie and Iridescent are available to both new and existing Discover cardmembers and can be ordered online or by calling 1-800-DISCOVER. Discover it® Chrome for Students features 2 percent cash back at gas stations and restaurants on up to $1,000 in combined purchases each quarter, automatically.1 Discover also offers the Discover it® Student Cash Back that features 5 percent cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants or Amazon.com, on up to $1,500 in combined purchases each quarter, when activated. Both cards offer unlimited 1 percent cash back on all other purchases, as well as the Good Grades Reward—a $20 statement credit each school year for students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for up to the first 5 years2. Additionally, all Discover credit cards offer no annual fee3 and Cashback MatchTM for new cardmembers, an unlimited dollar-for-dollar match of all the cash back they earn at the end of their first year4. For more information about Discover student credit card products, visit www.Discover.com/student. About Discover Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company. Media Contact: Brittney Mitchell 224-405-0730 brittneymitchell@discover.com @Discover_News   1You earn a full 2% Cashback Bonus on your first $1000 in combined gas and restaurant purchases each calendar quarter. Calendar quarters are defined as the three-month periods beginning January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Gas and restaurant category purchases over the quarterly cap, and all other purchases, earn 1% cash back. Gas and restaurant purchases are those made at merchants classified as gas stations and full service restaurants, cafes, cafeterias and fast-food locations. Purchases coded in categories other than these, including purchases made at warehouse clubs, wholesale distributors, and discount stores, will not qualify. Purchases made using Near Field Communication (NFC), virtual wallets, or similar technology may not be eligible. Rewards are added to your Cashback Bonus account within 2 billing periods. 2Good Grade Reward only available to new cardmembers on or after 7/23/2015 who indicate on their application that they are currently enrolled in college, and whose accounts are current and remain open when the Good Grade Reward is requested. Students with a Discover it® or Discover it® Chrome card who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent) during a School Year (September – August) may apply at Discover.com for a $20 statement credit (“Good Grade Reward”). This will be applied to your account within seven (7) business days. One Good Grade Reward per School Year, per account, up to a maximum of five (5) consecutive years from the date your account is opened. Terms of Good Grade Reward Offer are subject to change. 3Discover credit cards: 0%-24.74% intro APR for purchases & 0%-10.99% intro APR for balance transfers for 6-18 months, then variable 13.74-24.74%. Cash Advance variable APR 26.74%. Pricing is subject to change. Rates as of August 31, 2018. Call 1-800-DISCOVER or  visit Discover.com for details about credit costs & terms. 4Only from Discover, as of July2018. No purchase minimums. After the first 12 consecutive billing periods that your new account is open, we will match all of the cash back rewards you’ve earned and apply them to your account in the following one or two billing periods. If your account is closed or no longer in the cash back reward program at the time we calculate your potential award, your cash back will not be matched. You’ve earned cash back rewards when they have posted to your account by the end of the 12th consecutive billing period. This promotional offer may not be offered in the future. 09/06/2018 7:55:57 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
MINI USA OFFERS LOW COST OXFORD EDITION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AND GRADS https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//mini-usa-offers-552113553.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//mini-usa-offers-552113553.htm 09/05/2018 10:53:18 AM Well-equipped 2019 MINI Oxford Edition available for under $20,000 Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 5, 2018… With college students across the country returning to school and recent graduates coming off their first summer post-graduation, MINI USA is offering the well-equipped, low cost 2019 MINI Oxford Edition to help them make their road to success fun and stylish without breaking the bank. For no additional cost, this unique edition comes with $6,900 worth of optional equipment as standard. The MINI Oxford Edition is available to current full- or part-time students of any two- or four-year accredited college or university, recent college graduates who are within 12 months of their graduation, as well as students enrolled in post-bachelor’s degree programs, such as graduate school, law school, or medical school. The MINI Oxford edition has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,750 for the 2 door and $20,750 for the 4 door. Pricing excludes the $850 Destination & Handling fee. Named for the home of MINI craftsmanship, Oxford, England, the MINI Oxford Edition offers students the legendary go-kart handling, turbocharged excitement and iconic MINI design at an affordable price. Standard equipment includes the MINI Connected Infotainment System with a 6.5 inch high resolution screen, rear-view camera, park distance control and MINI Teleservices and emergency call. The MINI Oxford Edition also comes with upgraded 17” wheels in silver or black, automatic or manual transmission, dual-pane panoramic moonroof, heated seats, and a choice of six exterior body colors. “The MINI Oxford Edition represents a tremendous value for college students and recent graduates who are looking for a fun, stylish car that won’t break the bank,” said Randy Clements, Department Head, Product Planning & Aftersales, MINI USA. “Eligible students and graduates can save thousands on a well-equipped MINI that is ideal to get them to get to campus or their first job out of school in style.” The MINI Oxford Edition is currently available at dealerships across the U.S. Click here for high resolution images of the new MINI Oxford Edition or visit MINIUSANEWS.com. About MINI in the US MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand. The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 125 MINI passenger car dealers in 39 states. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops. Journalist notes: Media information about MINI and its products is available to journalists on-line at www.miniusanews.com. Follow us on Twitter at @MINIUSANEWS. Consumer information about MINI products is available via the internet at: www.MINIUSA.com. Media Contact Rob Duda Peppercomm (212) 931-6140 rduda@peppercomm.com 09/05/2018 10:53:18 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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College Student Reporters Invited to Video Press Conference about Textbook Affordability and New Subscription Service https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//college-student-552113283.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//college-student-552113283.htm 09/05/2018 9:41:58 AM BOSTON—September 5, 2018—Hey, college student reporters! Almost 90% of your peers say paying for textbooks is their biggest source of financial stress after tuition. College students say they skip meals or don’t take classes because they can’t afford their textbooks. It’s 2018 – why do college textbooks cost so much?  What will it take to make them more affordable?  Here’s your chance to ask the CEO of Cengage, the largest US-based publisher of college textbooks! Join an exclusive video press conference for student reporters and hear what Cengage is doing to make your course materials more affordable. What: Live Video Press Conference for Student Reporters Who: Cengage CEO Michael Hansen Cengage EVP Sharon Loeb When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:00pm ET Where: Register here by September 10 for more details Cengage PR Contacts: Chloe.Ryan@Cengage.com or Jessica.Kravet@Cengage.com About Cengage Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher ed, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter. ### 09/05/2018 9:41:58 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
myLAB Box Announces "Safe is Sexy Back to College Guide: https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//mylab-box-annou-552028530.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//mylab-box-annou-552028530.htm 09/04/2018 9:20:13 AM The First Nationwide At-Home STD Testing Service Offers Reminders and Tips around Sexual Health to College Students LOS ANGELES, CA – With many students starting or returning to colleges and universities, myLAB Box, the first nationwide at-home STD testing service, today announced a number of sexual health reminders and tips as part of their “Safe is Sexy Back to College Guide.” While sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) affect individuals of all ages, STDs and STIs take a particularly heavy toll on young people. According to the CDC, they estimate that even though those between 15-24 make up just over a quarter of the sexually active population, this particular segment of the population accounts for half of the 20 million new STIs that occur in the United States each year. When you factor into account the increasingly popular online dating apps, you’re facing a powerful combination that only increases the chances of STDs and STIs for this generation. The myLAB Box Back to College Guide covers relevant topics to educate and offer students an easier way to take control of their personal health on and off campus: • Safe Sex Isn’t As Safe As You May Think. STIs are not only passed through intercourse. You can also contract them from oral sex and, in some cases, even from kissing. For example, herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea are three infections that can directly affect your mouth or throat. It pays to educate yourself on the common signs and symptoms of the most common STIs. • Back to School, Back to Testing. A lot of college students are nervous about testing. That makes sense. Teens and young adults are often too shy to go to a clinic or doctor’s office. However, STIs and STDs are a serious health risk. Regular testing is the best way to consistently know your status. One of the smartest moves you can make for your sexual health is to get tested for HPV and other STIs. If you’re too nervous to go to a clinic, you can order an at-home STI testing kit and do the test right in your dorm room. It’s so easy that it leaves you with no valid excuses for not getting tested. • The condom is one of your best methods of defense against infection and unwanted pregnancies. When used correctly, it can offer a 98% chance of preventing pregnancy. While not perfect, latex condoms are also among the best ways to protect against many STDs and STIs. • Other Methods of Protection. There are other ways to protect yourself as you go back to school and back in bed. These include the birth control pill, the patch and the ring, all of which are prescribed by your doctor. All of these methods are designed to administer hormones to your body – via pill, a patch that is worn on your skin, or a ring that you insert vaginally – for 3 weeks at a time, with your period occurring in the 4th week. “Even though you may know your bedroom partners from class, that’s not the same thing as knowing their STI status. College is often a time when students experiment with their sexual activity, have multiple partners and dates, and play it a little loose with the rules,” said Lora Ivanova, CEO & Co-Founder of myLAB Box. “With as many as 80% of infections showing little to no symptoms, you’ll never know if someone is free and clear of STIs unless they’ve been tested. We hope these tips will be a good reminder to college students to practice safe sex.” myLAB Box offers quick and private tests that can be paid for out-of-pocket (and for about half of the price you would at a doctor’s office). These tests take five minutes to complete and are shipped in discreet packaging. You can take them anytime and anyplace. If you live in one of the many states that offers telemedicine, and most do, you can even speak with a doctor and get prescribed your treatment right over the phone for no extra charge. It’s simply the easiest and most convenient way to be tested. To help college students everywhere take greater control of their sexual health, myLAB Box is offering a 20 percent discount for all of September with the following discount code – backtoschool2018. And for students with either a medical Flexible Savings Account (FSA) or a Health Savings Accounts (HSA) accounts, myLAB Box proudly accepts both FSA and HSA as payment options, making its service even more affordable and accessible for men and women in every state. About myLAB Box Founded in 2013, myLAB Box is the first company to offer a nationwide at-home screening platform for STDs. From affordable screening to complimentary physician consultations for positives, every aspect of the myLAB Box service is designed to be safe, effective, and efficient.  By offering testing, screening or testing services directly to consumers, myLAB Box is able to offer exceptional service at half the cost of conventional lab tests. From affordable screening to complimentary physician consultations for positives, every aspect of the myLAB Box service is designed to be safe, effective and efficient. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit: http://www.mylabbox.com. # # # Media Contact Mike Sanchez Wise Public Relations for myLAB Box 415.851.0132 mylabbox@wisepublicrelations.com 09/04/2018 9:20:13 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Reminder Services Launches 2018-2019 Scholarship for Physical Therapy https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//reminder-servic-552028264.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//reminder-servic-552028264.htm 09/04/2018 9:14:21 AM Reminder Services, Inc., a provider of automated communications for the healthcare industry, is accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic school year. In its second year, the ReminderCall.com Physical Therapy Scholarship will award $1,000 scholarships to up to five physical therapy students who exhibit academic excellence and a strong sense of personal commitment to continuing their education. “As the leading appointment reminder service in the Physical Therapy community, we enjoy being able to help aspiring therapists break into this exciting field,” said Zsolt Halmos, Founder of Reminder Services, Inc. Scholarships are available to college sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled in an accredited physical therapy program for the 2018-19 academic year. He or she must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), an independent scholarship management company, hosts the online application process, selects recipients and disburses awards for the program. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2018. Learn more at https://www.remindercall.com/physical-therapy-scholarship. ### About Reminder Services, Inc. Reminder Services, Inc. is a Silicon-Valley based company that provides automated appointment reminders. The ReminderCall.com system lets therapists send appointment reminder calls, reminder text messages and reminder emails to patients. We work with an impressive list of Physical Therapy EHRs, EMRs, and scheduling software products. Therapists can customize everything, from voices and languages to delivery dates, times and frequencies. We help adhere to FCC, TCPA, CANSPAM, HIPAA and CASL guidelines. Media Contact Carissa Miller cmiller@applyISTS.com (615) 777-3735 09/04/2018 9:14:21 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
Cengage and Quizlet Announce Agreement to Give Cengage Unlimited Subscribers Free Premium Access to Quizlet https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//cengage-and-qui-550823595.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//cengage-and-qui-550823595.htm 08/23/2018 11:37:26 AM BOSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, August 23, 2018 – Cengage, an education and technology company, and Quizlet, the most popular online learning platform in the U.S., today announced an agreement to give Cengage Unlimited subscribers free premium access to Quizlet. Cengage Unlimited offers students complete access to more than 22,000 digital products across 70 disciplines and 675 courses – for $119.99 per semester or $179.99 a year. Students using Cengage technology platforms, like MindTap or WebAssign, also have the option of a print rental for $7.99 with free shipping. The agreement gives Cengage Unlimited subscribers six months of free access to Quizlet Plus, which offers ad-free studying, advanced content creation tools and more premium features on Quizlet. This is in addition to the flashcards, games and learning tools that are part of the free core Quizlet offering. With the partnership, Cengage Unlimited subscribers will have a single spot to go for Cengage and user-generated content both online and offline, as well as the ability to create their own online study materials. Starting today, Quizlet Plus is available to Cengage Unlimited subscribers. In addition, beginning in January, Cengage Unlimited users will have access to exclusive Cengage content across multiple key course areas through the Quizlet Verified Creators Program. “Affordable access to quality learning is the foundation of Cengage Unlimited,” said Judah Karkowsky, Senior Vice President of Corporate & Business Development, Cengage. “This groundbreaking subscription model has been incredibly well-received by all parts of the higher education ecosystem. We are carefully selecting best-in-class partners for Cengage Unlimited based on student preferences and need. Quizlet has clearly demonstrated the ability to drive immense value as a study aid to over 30 million active users a month.” “Bringing Cengage’s world-class digital course material to the Quizlet platform is a great opportunity for Quizlet users, and we are thrilled to be a part of Cengage’s innovation in the space,” said Thompson Paine, Vice President of Business Development at Quizlet. “As we share a mutual goal of improving student outcomes, our hope is that by partnering with Cengage we can help students everywhere be successful this school year.” Following the six months of free Quizlet Plus through Cengage Unlimited, students can choose to continue leveraging Quizlet Plus to drive their success. To learn more about Cengage Unlimited, visit: www.cengage.com/unlimited. To learn more about Quizlet, visit: www.quHizlet.com. About Cengage Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher ed, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter. About Quizlet A secret weapon for two in three high school students and one in two college students – and a total of over 30 million people each month – Quizlet is the largest user-generated consumer learning platform in the U.S., using activities and games to help students practice and master what they’re learning. Quizlet’s learning activities help people effectively study over time so they can master foundational information and retain it long-term. With more than 300 million user-created study sets currently available, students and teachers can find content from others or create their own. Quizlet supplements existing modes of learning, enabling students to engage with any material in the ways they learn best and providing a knowledge base for teachers to share content with one another. The company offers a combination of free and paid subscriptions for both students and teachers that enable further customization. Quizlet was founded in 2005 by then-high-school-student Andrew Sutherland to study for a French exam. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is backed by Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Owl Ventures and Altos Ventures. For more information, please visit www.quizlet.com. ### Media Contact Chloe Ryan Cengage 617-757-8160 Chloe.Ryan@cengage.com Loretta Stevens Quizlet 415-793-0226 loretta.stevens@quizlet.com 08/23/2018 11:37:26 AM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
AASHE Releases the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//aashe-releases--550733247.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//aashe-releases--550733247.htm 08/22/2018 1:15:21 PM August 22, 2018 (Philadelphia, PA) – The Sustainable Campus Index (http://bit.ly/2N3itsZ), a publication by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The report also highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from institutions that submitted STARS reports in the most recent calendar year. Institutions that achieved the top spot overall according to institution type include: – Associate Colleges – Nova Scotia Community College – Baccalaureate Institutions – Dickinson College – Master’s Institutions – Green Mountain College – Doctoral Institutions – University of California, Irvine Institutions that achieved the top spot in each sustainability topic area are listed below. The full list of top performers are provided in the report. – Curriculum – Green Mountain College – Research (tie) – University of California, Irvine & University of California, San Diego – Campus Engagement – Berea College – Public Engagement – Colorado State University – Air & Climate (tie) Green Mountain College & Université Laval – Buildings – University of California, Irvine – Energy – American University – Food & Dining – Sterling College – Grounds – Cascadia College – Purchasing – Macalester College – Transportation – Columbia University – Waste – New Mexico State University – Water – Princeton University – Coordination & Planning – University of Alberta – Diversity & Affordability – Stanford University – Investment & Finance – Green Mountain College – Wellbeing & Work – Saint Mary’s College of California The full list of top performers is provided in the report. “The institutions featured in this year’s Sustainable Campus Index are making meaningful contributions to sustainability on their campuses and surrounding communities,” said AASHE’s Executive Director, Meghan Fay Zahniser. “They illustrate the leadership role higher education can play in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework developed by AASHE for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. With over 900 participating institutions, STARS is the leading tool for measuring higher education sustainability performance. 164 reports were submitted in the most recent calendar year, resulting in a 27 percent increase over the previous year and a fifth consecutive year of growth. All reports are publicly accessible on the STARS website. ### About the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) AASHE empowers higher education administrators, faculty, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders. We work with and for higher education to ensure that our world’s future leaders are motivated and equipped to solve sustainability challenges. For more information, visit www.aashe.org. Follow AASHE on Facebook and Twitter. Media Contact Andrea Huggins 888.347.9997 ext. 123 andrea.huggins@aashe.org 08/22/2018 1:15:21 PM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK
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Reminder for students with life-threatening allergies going to college https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//reminder-for-st-549295504.htm https://thenorthernlight.campusave.com//reminder-for-st-549295504.htm 08/06/2018 4:51:22 PM Richmond, VA (August 6, 2018) — Going to college for the first time is abound with many new experiences – new friends, new living arrangements, and a new lifestyle. For an incoming college student with a life-threatening allergy (LTA), new experiences mean new potential threats of a life-threatening reaction. Some surveys suggest that college-aged students are not always fully prepared. A survey of adolescents and young adults aged 13 to 21 years old with a food allergy showed that 39 percent did not always carry epinephrine, and 38 percent did not have epinephrine during their last anaphylactic reaction.1 Additionally, in a survey published in 2009, 287 university students reported having an allergic reaction attributable to food, and only 21 percent of these students had self-injectable epinephrine at the time.2 With the start of the academic school year quickly approaching, Becky, whose son Andy has a severe allergy to peanuts and is applying to colleges for next year, reminds college students with LTAs to: Refill your epinephrine auto-injector prescriptions Refill your epinephrine auto-injector prescription, such as for AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP), an FDA-approved prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions. AUVI-Q is the first and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) with an auto-retractable needle and includes innovative features such as step-by-step voice instructions that guide the user through the administration of epinephrine during a life-threatening allergic emergency. Seek emergency medical attention after use, as AUVI-Q is not a substitute for immediate medical care. Always avoid allergens Wherever possible, avoid allergens. Read all product labels thoroughly when grocery shopping and before consuming any item. Major food allergens, such as peanuts, tree nuts and shell fish, are required by U.S. law to be listed on the product label.3 Know the symptoms of anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction. It can occur as a result of exposure to allergens including food such as peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs, soy and wheat; insect stings or bites; latex and medication, among other allergens and causes. Common signs and symptoms include red rash, swollen throat or areas of the body, wheezing, passing out, chest tightness, trouble breathing, hoarse voice, trouble swallowing, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramping, or pale or red color to the face and body.4 Always carry two epinephrine auto-injectors As part of your emergency action plan that includes understanding anaphylaxis and recognizing its signs and symptoms, have access to two epinephrine auto-injectors, and seek emergency medical care should a reaction occur. Communicate with relevant college staff to make advance preparations For those who have life-threatening allergies, it is important to over-communicate with relevant staff who will help guide you to locate foods that don’t include allergens. Be sure to work with your college’s dining services and health care centers and/or resident advisor (RA) as appropriate. Some schools have nut-free areas, while many label food ingredients. Prepare an Emergency Care Plan Prepare an emergency care plan. Share it with those you interact with at college, including your RA, roommates and friends. While you’re at it, teach a few people how to administer your epinephrine auto-injector, in the event of an allergic emergency in which you are unable to self-administer. Be prepared and do your research While being away from home and adjusting to college life with a life-threatening allergy can be difficult, with the proper preparation, college students can effectively manage their life-threatening allergies while having a true college experience. All colleges are different with allergy policies, so doing your homework is also important. To learn more about how to be prepared for college with a life-threatening allergy, and to learn more about AUVI-Q, visit https://www.auvi-q.com/resources. Indication AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions. Important Safety Information AUVI-Q is for immediate self (or caregiver) administration and does not take the place of emergency medical care. Seek immediate medical treatment after using AUVI-Q. Each AUVI-Q contains a single dose of epinephrine. AUVI-Q should only be injected into your outer thigh, through clothing if necessary. If you inject a young child or infant with AUVI-Q, hold their leg firmly in place before and during the injection to prevent injuries. Do not inject AUVI-Q into any other part of your body, such as into veins, buttocks, fingers, toes, hands, or feet. If this occurs, seek immediate medical treatment and make sure to inform the healthcare provider of the location of the accidental injection. Only a healthcare provider should give additional doses of epinephrine if more than two doses are necessary for a single allergic emergency. Rarely, patients who use AUVI-Q may develop infections at the injection site within a few days of an injection. Some of these infections can be serious. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms at an injection site: redness that does not go away, swelling, tenderness, or the area feels warm to the touch. If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have more or longer lasting side effects when you use AUVI-Q. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. Also tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, especially if you have asthma, a history of depression, thyroid problems, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, heart problems or high blood pressure, have any other medical conditions, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart-related (cardiac) symptoms. Common side effects include fast, irregular or ‘pounding’ heartbeat, sweating, shakiness, headache, paleness, feelings of over excitement, nervousness, or anxiety, weakness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, or breathing problems. These side effects usually go away quickly, especially if you rest. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Please see the full Prescribing Information and the Patient Information. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. References 1. Sampson, M.A., Munoz-Furlong, A., Sicherer, S.H. Risk-taking and coping strategies of adolescents and young adults with food allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006;117:1440–1445. 2. Greenhawt, M.J., Singer, A.M., Baptist, A.P. Food allergy and food allergy attitudes among college students. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2009;124:323–327. 3. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). Tips for Avoiding Your Allergen. Retrieved from https://www.foodallergy.org/sites/default/files/migrated-files/file/Tips-for-Avoiding-Your-Allergen—English.pdf [Retrieved July 2018] 4. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Anaphylaxis. Retrieved from https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-dictionary/anaphylaxis [Retrieved July 2018] Media Contact Jennifer Corrigan Jennifer.Corrigan@cohnwolfe.com (212) 798-9538 08/06/2018 4:51:22 PM 6163 press releases $0 Anchorage AK