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Ecotech Institute Launches Hands-On Power Utility Technic...

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability, is now taking applications for its new two-year Power Utility Technician degree program focused on training power utility technicians. The program, which will launch in October, will help fill a need in the power utility sector as a growing number of power utility technicians are retiring from the field and highly trained employees are in demand. Ecotech has responded to this need by creating a practical program focused on the ever-changing power utility industry. With input from subject matter experts who have more than 55 years of combined utility experience, Ecotech designed its Power Utility Technician program to prepare graduates for careers in power generation, with specialization in power plant operations and maintenance. Students will receive immersive and hands-on training that focuses on providing a solid grounding in, and a comprehensive understanding of, electric utility distribution systems, grid and smart grid. “We are excited about the applicability and cutting-edge nature of this program and are thankful to industry gurus Dan Sachse and Mark Fox for sharing their expertise,” says Michael Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “Demand is at an all-time high for people who understand the grid and the future of power utilities and we look forward to leading the way in preparing students for jobs in this area.” Upon successful completion of the Power Utility Technician program, students will be prepared to: • Apply the fundamentals of power generation, so they can operate and maintain power plants • Use their knowledge of high voltage systems to maintain and operate grid infrastructure, smart grids, and distribution systems • Use the fundamentals of electrical theory and related knowledge to design, build, repair, calibrate and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls and machinery • Meet industry standards within the electrical engineering, power production and distribution fields Ecotech’s comprehensive Power Utility Technician program offers a balanced education of soft skills (communication, workplace etiquette), and math and science basics and technology skills, but the educational emphasis is on hands-on, practical training in modern labs. Ecotech Institute’s website outlines each of its programs to help answer common questions such as, “Is this program right for me?”, “What will I learn?” and “Why Ecotech?” In addition to offering curriculum information, the site explains what to expect from the program, which skill sets are most desirable for this field of study, and what careers are available in cleantech industries. With the addition of the Power Utility Technician program, Ecotech Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, offers six highly practical associate’s degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers. Ecotech’s next round of classes begins in October and applications are always accepted. In addition to the Power Utility program, Ecotech Institute offers the following: • Solar Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science • Wind Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science • Renewable Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science • Energy Efficiency Program, Associate of Applied Science • Electrical Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science  (Aug 30, 2012 | post #1)

Boston, MA

Meeting Helps Baby Boomers Learn About Later-Life Entrepr...

The Center for Productive Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, has organized a series of meetings titled, “Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers.” The second meeting of the series will be held at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, on Friday, September 14 from 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. To register and view the agenda, visit http://www.ctrpl.o rg/september-14-20 12. Attendees must be 50 and older. The meetings are designed to contribute to a national momentum for new-business creation, which will help Baby Boomers remain productively engaged while facilitating national economic growth. AARP and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship are sponsors of the meeting, along with CPL and a number of other organizations. Babson College is an excellent venue for this meeting because of its standing as a recognized global leader in entrepreneurship education. Babson has been ranked #1 in entrepreneurship education by U.S. News & World Report for the past 19 years. Boston has also recently received praise as a great place to live for older Americans. A report from the Milken Institute, a nonprofit think tank that analyzed 78 factors deemed to most affect seniors’ quality of life, just named Boston a top city for growing older. “As the country navigates through troubled economic waters, the need to stimulate new business creation in a time of high unemployment and low economic growth becomes increasingly important,” stated Babson President, Leonard A. Schlesinger. “For places like Boston, with an established and thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, the current economic climate creates a hotbed of opportunities for entrepreneurs. The ability of Boston’s entrepreneurs to capitalize on favorable conditions and start new ventures will not only result in more employment and economic growth for Massachusetts, but reduced country-wide unemployment and increased GDP.” In addition to Mr. Schlesinger, Ralph Sorenson, past president of Babson College and founder of its Center for Entrepreneurship, will be a speaker. Successful entrepreneurs 50+ will also give presentations on what it takes to start a new business and to achieve success. The day will include two rounds of interactive breakout sessions on topics relating to new-business creation and on how to become an entrepreneur, including: risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur, strategies for identifying and selecting potential business opportunities, developing a business plan or business concept statement, and exploring funding support. The meeting is limited to 125 participants on a first-come basis. The charge of $35 per person covers a spouse, if desired, and a post-meeting workshop on the “how-tos” of creating a new business. Registration must be made by September 1 at http://www.ctrpl.o rg/september-14-20 12/registration. The first meeting in the Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers series was held March 27 in Kansas City, MO at the Kauffman Foundation, a focal point for entrepreneurship in America, and attracted 95 participants. Written evaluations indicate that it was a successful event: 87 percent of the participants reported that it increased their awareness and understanding of the benefits and opportunities provided by entrepreneurship, and 97 percent stated they were now more likely to create a new business. After the Babson College meeting on September 14, additional meetings will be held at Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management in Chicago on October 11, and the University of Denver on November 15. For more information on CPL and the senior entrepreneurship meetings, visit www.ctrpl.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/C TRPL.  (Aug 16, 2012 | post #1)

Ballard (Seattle, WA)

New Yoga Studio Opening in Seattle

CorePower Yoga, a yoga brand with a commitment to making yoga accessible to all, will open its first Seattle yoga studio in the Ballard neighborhood in early September 2012. The Ballard yoga studio will offer a variety of yoga styles for all levels, including CorePower Yoga’s dynamic Power Yoga in beginner to advanced formats, Yoga Sculpt and Hot Power Fusion. All new students will receive one week of unlimited free yoga classes. Learn more here: www.corepoweryoga. com/yoga-studio/wa shington/seattle-b allard Rebecca (CorePower Yoga)  (Jul 18, 2012 | post #1)

Denver, CO

CollegeAmerica Rolls-Out Statewide Program for GED® Test ...

CollegeAmerica announced today the launch of its GED Test tutoring program statewide. Complimentary GED Test tutoring is now available at all CollegeAmerica campus locations, including Colorado Springs, Denver, and Fort Collins. The tutoring program is offered at no cost and is designed to help bring enrollees without a diploma a step closer to their dream jobs, by helping them earn the GED credential required to start college. “A GED can be the critical first step in one’s journey in gaining the real-world knowledge and skills necessary to start a career in today’s marketplace, yet according to the GED Academy,1 39 million Americans do not have a high school diploma,” said Nathan Larson, regional director of CollegeAmerica Colorado. “While earning a GED diploma doesn’t guarantee employment, the correlation between unemployment rates and educational attainment is not just anecdotal. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that more 15 percent of people without a high school diploma are unemployed. We are pleased the GED Test tutoring program will be another part of our educational offerings.” CollegeAmerica GED Test tutoring will provide the following benefits: • Knowledgeable instructors • Flexible tutoring hours • Individual attention • Complimentary study tools • Motivational support system • Targeted practice exams • GED Test registration assistance As an additional benefit, when students are ready to take their GED Test, CollegeAmerica will cover the cost of their test fee. The program was launched in 2009 at the Stevens-Henager Provo/Orem campus in Utah, an affiliate of CollegeAmerica. Due to the popularity of the program, all CollegeAmerica campuses in Colorado, Arizona (Flagstaff-main and Phoenix-branch), and Wyoming (Cheyenne-branch), and affiliated campuses in California (California College San Diego-main, National City-satellite of CCSD), Idaho (Stevens-Henager College Idaho Falls-branch*, Boise-branch, and Nampa-satellite of Boise), and Utah (Stevens-Henager College Ogden/West Haven-main, Logan-branch, Salt Lake City/Murray-branch , St. George-branch, Layton-satellite of Ogden/West Haven and Lehi-satellite of Provo/Orem) will offer GED Test tutoring. Students can be tutored in all the GED Test areas, including English, Social Studies, Science, and Math. For more information, visit www.GEDTutoring.or g. The GED Test program is a community service and is not an accredited program. *Idaho Falls is a branch campus of CollegeAmerica Flagstaff, AZ  (Aug 9, 2011 | post #1)

Boise, ID

Stevens-Henager College Assists Those Without High School...

Stevens-Henager College announced today the statewide launch of its GED Test tutoring program. GED Test tutoring is now available at all Stevens-Henager College campus locations, including Boise, Idaho Falls, and Nampa. The tutoring program is offered at no cost and has been developed to bring enrollees without a diploma a step closer to their dream jobs, by helping them earn the GED credential required to start college. A GED Academy article shows that 39 million Americans do not have a high school diploma1; the tutoring program’s goal is to assist some of that number in obtaining their GED certificate. A GED can be regarded as the critical first step in one’s journey to gain the real-world knowledge and skills necessary to start a career in today’s marketplace. Stevens-Henager College GED Test tutoring includes the following benefits: • Knowledgeable instructors • Flexible tutoring hours • Individual attention • Complimentary study tools • Motivational support system • Targeted practice exams • GED Test registration assistance As an additional benefit, when students are ready to take their GED Test, Stevens-Henager College will cover the cost of their test fee. The program was launched in 2009 at the Stevens-Henager Provo/Orem campus in Utah. Due to the popularity of the program, all Stevens-Henager campus and satellite campus locations in Idaho and Utah (Ogden/West Haven-main, Logan-branch, Salt Lake City/Murray-branch , St. George-branch, Layton-satellite of Ogden/West Haven and Lehi-satellite of Provo/Orem) as well as their affiliates in Arizona (CollegeAmerica Flagstaff-main and Phoenix-branch), California (California College San Diego-main, National City-satellite of CCSD), Colorado (CollegeAmerica Denver-main, Colorado Springs-branch, and Fort Collins-branch), and Wyoming (CollegeAmerica Cheyenne-branch) will now offer GED Test tutoring. “U.S. Census Bureau data2 shows that unemployment rates are tied directly to levels of educational attainment,” said Jaime Davis, Training and Project Development, Stevens-Henager College Boise. “The data shows that more than 15 percent of people without a high school diploma are unemployed. We are pleased to expand our school’s offerings to include GED Test tutoring and help people take the next step in their education.” Students can be tutored in all the GED Test areas, including English, Social Studies, Science, and Math. For more information, visit www.GEDTutoring.or g. The GED Test program is a community service and is not an accredited program.  (Aug 8, 2011 | post #1)

Cheyenne, WY

CollegeAmerica Tutoring Program Offers Assistance Prepari...

CollegeAmerica announced today the launch of its GED Test tutoring program in Cheyenne. The tutoring program is offered at no cost and is designed to help bring enrollees without a diploma a step closer to their dream jobs, by helping them earn the GED credential required to start college. A GED can be the critical first step in gaining the real-world knowledge and skills necessary to start a career in today’s marketplace. Current U.S. Census Bureau data shows that unemployment rates are tied directly to levels of educational attainment,1 with more than 15 percent of people without a high school diploma unemployed. CollegeAmerica GED Test tutoring includes the following benefits: • Knowledgeable instructors • Flexible tutoring hours • Individual attention • Complimentary study tools • Motivational support system • Targeted practice exams • GED Test registration assistance As an additional benefit, when students are ready to take their GED Test, CollegeAmerica will cover the cost of their test fee. The program was launched in 2009 at the Stevens-Henager Provo/Orem campus in Utah, an affiliate of CollegeAmerica. Due to the popularity of the program, all CollegeAmerica campuses in Wyoming, Arizona (Flagstaff-main and Phoenix-branch), and Colorado (Denver-main, Colorado Springs-branch, and Fort Collins-branch), and affiliated campuses in California (California College San Diego-main, National City-satellite of CCSD), Idaho (Stevens-Henager College Idaho Falls-branch*, Boise-branch, and Nampa-satellite of Boise), and Utah (Stevens-Henager College Ogden/West Haven-main, Logan-branch, Salt Lake City/Murray-branch , St. George-branch, Layton-satellite of Ogden/West Haven and Lehi-satellite of Provo/Orem) will offer GED Test tutoring. “The GED Academy reports that 39 million Americans do not have a high school diploma.2 The goal of this tutoring program is to assist some of that number in obtaining their GED diploma,” said Debbi Potts, campus director at CollegeAmerica, Cheyenne. Students can be tutored in all the GED Test areas, including English, Social Studies, Science, and Math. For more information, visit www.GEDTutoring.or g. The GED Test program is a community service and is not an accredited program. *Idaho Falls is a branch campus of CollegeAmerica Flagstaff, AZ  (Aug 8, 2011 | post #1)

Denver, CO

Ecotech Institute Launches Mentorship Program to Help Stu...

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design, today announced that it has created MORE (Mentoring Others Results in Excellence), a mentorship program to help incoming students. Now that Ecotech has students entering into their third and fourth terms, many of these more experienced students have great expertise and knowledge about Ecotech, the course material and the Denver Metro area. These qualities are great attributes to help acclimate first-term students with their surroundings. “Many of our students are not only studying subject matter that they are unfamiliar with, but they are also taking classes in a new building and may even be living in an entirely new city or state,” said Mike Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “Now that we have students who have walked our halls many times and are familiar with the Denver Metro area and Ecotech’s course material, we want to embrace the leadership skills of these students and give them the chance to share their knowledge and serve as a resource for our new students.” The mentorship program is open to all first-term Ecotech students, but to qualify to become a mentor the students must meet several criteria including: • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5. • Have completed a minimum of two terms at Ecotech. • Make time to meet with his or her “buddy” student at least one time each week throughout the term. • Willingness to develop study groups and help with tutoring. Right now Ecotech has seven student mentors signed up for the program. One of those students, who actually brought up the idea for a mentorship program, is Michael Streight. Streight is serving his 22nd year in the Navy, but he sees his military career coming to an end since the aircraft system he works with is being phased out. With one career on its last legs, Streight says he wants a future career that has growing potential. Streight is now working full-time, while going to school four nights a week. With dozens of new students starting at Ecotech each term, Streight started thinking about the mentor program the Navy uses and wondered how Ecotech could implement a similar program. That idea helped lead to Ecotech’s mentorship program today. “It’s a great program because as mentors we’ve been in their shoes,” said Streight. “We’ve had their classes and had the different instructors. We can also offer our opinions on non-school subjects such as the best areas to live and ideas for things to do on the weekends.” With 25 percent of Ecotech’s students relocating to Colorado to attend school, this program helps students instantly have a buddy when they move. “We have students from as far away as Florida and Maryland coming to Ecotech so it’s important those students especially feel connected, since their friends and family may be thousands of miles from their new home,” said Seifert. To help with relocation, Ecotech has also created a relocation guide that details information about Aurora and the Denver Metro area. That guide can be found at http://www.ecotech institute.com/ecot ech-location.cfm. Ecotech Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, launched in Aurora, Colorado in April 2010 with seven highly practical degree programs and one certificate program that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers. To learn more about Ecotech Institute, visit www.ecotechinstitu te.com. The next round of classes begins this fall and applications are being accepted now. Financial assistance is available.  (Aug 4, 2011 | post #1)

Jamestown, TN

Tennessee’s Progressive Savings Bank Launches Kasasa

Progressive Savings Bank asks consumers, “Do you Kasasa?” as it becomes the second financial institution in Tennessee to launch the country’s most innovative financial products. Kasasa® is a new brand of free checking and savings accounts that pays consumers to use their account with what interests them most—high interest, cash back, automatic savings, money to donate to charity or digital downloads from iTunes® or Amazon.com. These accounts, combined with the personal service that only community financial institutions can deliver, are offering residents a better checking account option than the mega bank experience. “Consumers deserve to wake up to happier days of banking and leave behind the nightmare of mega bank fees and mistreatment. We are pleased to be the second in Tennessee to offer these unique products” said Vanessa Herren, executive vice president at Progressive Savings Bank. “Kasasa delivers what research shows people really want but believe they can’t have—great financial products with the personal service of a community based financial institution.” Progressive Savings Bank is offering two Kasasa financial products, including Kasasa Cash™ and Kasasa Cash Back™. All Kasasa products are free, reward-based accounts, with no minimum balance to get the rewards, no monthly service fees, online banking and nationwide ATM fee refunds. • Kasasa Cash - A free checking account that pays high interest for every month the account holder qualifies. • Kasasa Cash Back - A free checking account that rewards account holders with major cash back on everyday debit card purchases, without points or category restrictions like the big guys. The cash back amount is based on how much consumers spend on each debit card transaction. To receive the Kasasa account benefits, each monthly qualification cycle account holders are asked to do a few simple things like, receive an eStatement, access online banking, use a debit card a minimum number of times, and have an electronic transaction (such as direct deposit) post to their account. If an account holder does not meet the qualifications in a given month, Progressive Savings Bank will alert the individual, who will be eligible the following month for the benefits. “Extensive research has shown us that consumers would prefer to do business with community financial institutions, but feel they would lose access to products,” continued Herren. “Kasasa is opening people’s eyes to a new banking model where no sacrifices are necessary. It’s a win-win because account holders get innovative products and personalized service.” In 2009, Kasasa was piloted in six other markets across the U.S. In just the first two months of offering Kasasa, participating community financial institutions reported growth rates upwards of 150% on new account openings and 372% in deposits at institutions focused on deposit growth. Kasasa is being introduced with an aggressive, highly engaging marketing campaign. It comes to life through a fresh mix of eye-popping advertising, the likes of which exceed the typical mega bank’s high-budget programs. The ads feature America’s top slam poets www.kasasa.com/new s-and-media/advert ising riffing lyrical threads around the theme of “Do you Kasasa?” Kasasa is distributed to Progressive Savings Bank from BancVue, the leading provider of innovative products, dynamic marketing, and data-driven consulting solutions to community financial institutions nationwide to help them win the war against the megabanks. For more information on Kasasa accounts, consumers can visit www.psbgroup.com or www.kasasa.com/psb ank. Progressive Savings Bank is FDIC insured.  (Aug 3, 2011 | post #1)

Education

Bryant & Stratton College’s Website Adds On Demand Self-P...

Bryant & Stratton College’s Professional Skills Center (PSC) today announced the launch of a new, enhanced resource website, www.psctraining.co m, that offers information to Bryant & Stratton College students, graduates and working professionals about the full suite of professional development opportunities available from the Professional Skills Center. The site is home to the PSC’s new on-demand “select and start” self-paced study programs, which allow those seeking training and certificate programs to have access to courses immediately. The PSC offers a range of continuing education solutions including online certificate programs and non-credit instructor-led and self-paced courses and programs in fields such as insurance training, medical billing/coding, sales and leadership, consumer service, certified financial planning, desktop training and financial service training. “By launching www.psctraining.co m, the Professional Skills Center hopes to make it easier for the Bryant & Stratton College community, as well as other busy working professionals, to find the continuing education courses and programs that they need to remain competitive in their careers,” said Scott Traylor, Associate Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. “We recognize that for those juggling work and family responsibilities, being able to immediately access on-demand, self-paced professional development courses is important. Especially for industries that have continuing education requirements, these online offerings will help employees who are unable to fit classroom-based courses into their schedule complete the required certifications.” Bryant & Stratton College's Professional Skills Center provides individuals with the licensing, certification and continuing education training that has become increasingly important in today's professional environment. Benefits include: pre-licensing and exam preparation, as well as contemporary continuing education coursework. For more information about the courses and programs offered by the Professional Skills Center, visit www.psctraining.co m. About Bryant & Stratton College Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes-based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division and a Professional Skills Center. For more than 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education to help graduates succeed, offering degree and certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. For graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton .edu/disclosures. General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its programs is available at http://www.bryants tratton.edu/.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #1)

Fort Collins, CO

CollegeAmerica Hosts “Summer Bash” for Fort Collins Commu...

CollegeAmerica will be hosting a “Summer Bash” for current and prospective students and community partners. The event will be held on Saturday, August 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CollegeAmerica campus, at the corner of Harmony Road and Mason Street. The “Summer Bash” is a way for CollegeAmerica to celebrate their current students as well as provide prospective students the opportunity to see if a degree program in business, information technology, graphic arts, or healthcare is right for them. What: CollegeAmerica “Summer Bash” Where: 4601 S. Mason Street, Fort Collins (corner of Harmony Road and Mason Street) When: Saturday, August 6, 2011 (rain or shine), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Free The event will feature a carnival theme with large air bounce rides, table games, a petting zoo, food, educational demonstrations, and other activities. Several community partners will be in attendance including: Alternatives to Violence, Harvest Farm/Denver Mission, Larimer Humane Society, Safe Kids Coalition, United Way, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, and the Women’s Resource Center. For more information, visit http://www.college america.edu.  (Jul 25, 2011 | post #1)

Mountain Home, ID

Stevens-Henager College Hosts Social Media “How-to” Event

Stevens-Henager College announced today an event for local professionals and individuals interested in maximizing their social media efforts. On July 27, Stevens-Henager will host a complimentary event called “Social Media: Nine Considerations for When and How to Use It” that is open to the Mountain Home community. The event will focus on all aspects of social media use in a professional setting. What: Social Media: Nine Considerations for When and How to Use It Where: Stevens-Henager Study Cafe Mountain Home Public Library 790 North 10th East Mountain Home, ID 83647 When: Wednesday, July 27, 6–7 p.m. Cost: Complimentary Event attendees will explore different social media platforms and how to get results, as well as the different demographics associated with particular sites. Other takeaways will include: • Identifying high-performing social media sites and tools • Tips on what to write or post through social media • How to measure social media efforts • Finding and focusing efforts on the right target audience The event will be offered in conjunction with Mountain Home Economic Development. Stevens-Henager College has branch locations in Boise, Idaho Falls (a branch of CollegeAmerica Flagstaff), and Nampa (a satellite of Boise), which offer degree programs. The college’s Study Cafe in Mountain Home provides support to students enrolled in the online programs offered by Stevens-Henager’s Salt Lake City/Murray campus in Utah. Approximately 650 students in the state of Idaho are enrolled in one of the college’s business, graphic arts, healthcare, or information technology degree programs.  (Jul 13, 2011 | post #1)

Parenting

Music Video Teaches Kids about Taking Care of the Earth

Moms, kids and kindie rock fans unite! Seventh Generation recently raised the curtain on a new summer music promotion with best-selling children’s performers, the Laurie Berkner Band. The song “One Seed” expresses the importance of passing down environmental awareness from one generation to the next and was penned specifically for Seventh Generation. The video for “One Seed” features Laurie and friends singing the song’s super catchy lyrics and demonstrating the easy hand movements that accompany the song. View the music video for “One Seed” here: http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=Qx-9h fcKx6s “One Seed” and four other exclusive tracks from the Laurie Berkner Band, including the title track off her soon to be released DVD "Party Day,” are available for free download with the purchase of two specially-marked Seventh Generation laundry or baby care items. To download the special music collection, consumers can visit www.seventhgenerat ion.com/music There’s also a chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a family trip to see the Laurie Berkner Band live and in concert. The grand prize includes airfare, hotel accommodations, premium seats, and backstage passes to meet the band. Laurie Berkner is an award-winning, best-selling children's author and songwriter. A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over ten years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr. and she has penned two books, released six CDs, as well as a quadruple-platinum -selling DVD. The Laurie Berkner Band performs across North America, with concerts held at varied venues from the White House to Carnegie Hall. The Laurie Berkner Band consists of Laurie Berkner (guitar/vocals), Susie Lampert (keyboards), Adam Bernstein (bass) and Bob Golden (drums/percussion) . “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Laurie Berkner Band on this summer music promotion,” said Maureen Wolpert, Brand Marketing Director at Seventh Generation. “The song ‘One Seed’ perfectly conveys Seventh Generation’s mission – to create a more conscious and sustainable world – in a way that both young and old can enjoy.” Seventh Generation is committed to being the most trusted brad of household and personal-care products for your living home. Seventh Generation products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home -- and for the community and environment outside of it. Seventh Generation also offers baby products that are safe for your children and the planet. The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy that states, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." To learn more about Seventh Generation and its promotion with the Laurie Berkner Band visit http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=Qx-9h fcKx6s and www.seventhgenerat ion.com/music.  (Jul 8, 2011 | post #1)

Education

Protect and Serve: eLearners.com Resource Showcases Patri...

In celebration of the Independence Day holiday, eLearners.com announced today that it has made a mini-guide available to students considering a criminal justice degree. For those interested in patriotic careers, criminal justice jobs offer an opportunity to serve and protect the communities in which they live, while also advancing a rewarding career. The eLearners.com Criminal Justice Mini-Guide provides detailed information about this competitive field, such as education expected, benefits, possible employers and types of positions graduates can apply for. Potential jobs for criminal justice degree program grads include: • Airport Security Officer • Border Patrol Agent • Deportation Officer • Drug Enforcement Agent • Military Officer • Park Ranger • Police Officer • Private Security Officer • Public Safety Officer • U.S. Customs Agent • U.S. Marshal The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects significant job growth for many criminal justice related career fields. In fact, through 2018, BLS estimates that demand for police and detectives will increase 10 percent, probation officers and correctional treatment specialists by 19 percent and private detectives and investigators by 22 percent. Most criminal justice careers require at least a bachelor’s degree and some may even require more advanced education such as a master’s degree. Those with military experience are often well suited for employment in law enforcement and criminal justice fields, and now that accredited online education is more widely available, military students can earn their degree while serving since they can attend online courses from anywhere in the world. Colleges and universities that offer online criminal justice degrees include Boston University, University of Colorado – Denver and UMASS Online. To learn more about online college degrees, courses and schools, prospective students should visit www.eLearners.com.  (Jul 7, 2011 | post #1)