Like many U.S. military veterans, Ken Marion struggled to land a job when he returned from serving his country in Iraq.
He enrolled in college, but between his class schedule, insomnia from anxiety that developed from his military service, and his limited work experience in civilian jobs, finding a job was a challenge. That persisted for years until he was given a chance to work on a state-of-the-art information technology project at Rush University Medical Center.
Recognizing the needs of Chicago-area veterans like Marion, Rush developed a program to train military veterans in health care IT technology to help jump start their careers. Marion is one of the first veterans hired into the program at Rush, which offers a six-month temporary stipend with flexible hours to veterans.Veterans, Veterans Get
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Utah Valley University student Aaron Price was recently selected as the first-place winner of the brass division for the Utah Music Teachers Association Young Artist Solo Competition.
A sophomore pursuing a major in music with an emphasis in horn performance, Price performed a 30-minute piece to beat out dozens of other collegiate musicians in the statewide competition. He will advance to compete at the national MTA competition in Chicago in March.
Price began his musical studies at the age of 6as a founding member of the Pacific Boychoir Academy located in Oakland, CA. He was a chorister and soloist on three international tours, and he performed with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas and Kurt Masur.
He was selected as winner of the Young Artist Competition for the Utah Valley Symphony in October 2013.Place, Place Statewide
Professor of English Onno Oerlemans and his Adirondack seminar (ES 220: Forever Wild: The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondack Park) visited sites in the Adirondacks on Oct. 5-6. The class of 17 sophomores and juniors traveled to Asgaard Farm near Jay, N.Y., Whiteface Mountain and Great Camp Wenonah, and to the two museums in the park.
Camp Wenonah is owned by Hamilton alumnus Jim Schoff ’68, P’94. A highlight of the visit there was a talk exploring the complexity of environmental law by Dennis Phillips, a long-time friend of Schoff’s. PhillAdirondack Park, Forever Wild, Park
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Latinos are the fastest growing population of the state’s students, but they have the lowest college graduation rates, according a new report by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Campaign for College Opportunity.
In California, Latinos lag behind all other ethnic groups in college completion, according to the report: 11 percent of Latino adults have earned at least a bachelor’s degree, compared to 39 percent of whites and 23 percent of African Americans.
“We are on track to produce a generation of young people less educated than our older population,” the report’s authors wrote.
That has serious economic consequences for the state and for the students. California rCollege Graduation, Graduation
Back in 2010 we didnt use online analytics as much as we could in higher education. With the help of a small group of professionals working in several schools, I tried to start a movement to help our industry see how data could lead to better decisions, better budgets and less time wasted on things that dont work.
For the past 4 years Ive tried to measure progress every year with my survey on the State of Social Media and Web Analytics in Higher Ed.
I can see that a lot of progress has been made. Web analytics has become a critical skill for digital professionals in higher education who are rushing to take our 4-week online course on Web Analytics for Higher Ed.
But, its time to measure and find out how much the needle has moved with this 4th edition of the State of Online Analytics in Higher Ed Survey.
This is a 1-page survey with a few questions.Analytics, Analytics 2014
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Utah Valley University has been awarded $157,000 through a new grant program that funds training for students in highly sought-after fields. The University has designated the money to expand its information technology programs to help meet the demands of IT-related employers in Utah County.
“We are grateful for the recognition that UVU is a leader in identifying and supporting opportunities for community collaboration and in-demand career training,” UVU Vice President for University Relations Cameron Martin said. “These funds will be used to engage industry and to develop educational programs that will meet significant needs for specific industry occupations.”
The money will go to support UVU’s computer science and software engineering career pathways, well-defined programs of study developed earlier this year as a part of UVU’s Business Engagement Strategy. The BES wasGrant, Grant Expand
A group of students traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Mass., and to Mount Lebanon, N.Y., on Sept. 29 as members of the Religious Communal Societies in America, 1620-1950, course. Developed out of a unique collaboration between the history department and Burke Library, the course is co-taught by Professor of History Douglas Ambrose and Director/Curator of Special Collections Christian Goodwillie.
Both Ambrose and Goodwillie accompanied the students who benefited from Goodwillie’s vast knowledge of Shaker life and culture and his familiarity with the Hancock Shaker Village for which he had formerly been the curator. LCommunal Societies, Religious Communal, Religious Communal Societies, Shaker