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Read Dr. Alyssa Gilston’s article “5 Things You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Helping Someone with PTSD”
Read Lynn Wilson’s Op-Ed about women gaining a stronger voice in climate change.
Sergeant Christopher Gavette was recently nominated for a TASER and PoliceOne RISE award in the leadership category for his commitment to his officers.
In Examiner.com's article, "Global warming, global cooling, either way its effecting life and work," Lynn Wilson is interviewed and provides her thoughts on California’s drought implications.
CNBC interviews and quotes Kaplan University Public Administration Chair Lynn Wilson in their recent article, "Global drought real threat to lives and economies: Experts."
Read professor Annemarie Kelly’s article, "Congress Won't Allow Medicare to Go Bankrupt."
Professor Denise Douglas-Faraci, EdD shared with eSchool News advice on how to help teachers maximize their summer Professional Development using eLearning tools.
Read the article published by Iowa’s Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier titled “Kaplan Teaching Program Works for Adult Learners” to learn about alumni Betsy Kuecker’s experience at Kaplan University and how she is using her degree to make a difference in the education field.
Kaplan University Public Administration Chair Lynn Wilson is interviewed and quoted in this CNBC article on California’s exceptional drought stage.
Learn about the Singapore government’s cost-effective way to prevent their total health care bills for caring for the elderly from rising.
An investigative report found serious violations and
infractions in Butler and Warren counties in Ohio.
Is race still an issue of discrimination in employment? This New York Times article states that while it's not an obstacle, there seems to be a growing trend of it being a qualification.
The Senate is set to take a look at how are things going for federal employees. Federal employees have been challenged by budget cuts and controversy within its sector just like any other market. Th planned hearing and survey will take a look at the pulse and satisfaction of these employees.
Public Service Recognition Week began on Sunday. This is a great blog post from the Washington Post on events around DC.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently initiated a process that may result in federal regulation of the fluids used in hydraulic fracturing which is also known as fracking.
Lean how therapy animals are being used more and more to treat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress.
Public Service Recognition Week is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER) and its member organizations. The week will kick off with its second annual Public Service 5K run/walk in Washington, D.C. The theme for Public Service Recognition Week 2014 is Proud to Serve.
EducationWorld.com asked a number of authors, college professors and other experts for their take on bullying prevention and whether schools, states and the country are getting it right-or wrong. Elizabeth Donnellan, MEd, ABD, Psychology Professor at Kaplan University shared her views regarding best practices.
Kaplan University professor Dr. Darlene Estes-Del Re was wrote a blog post for the National Head Start Association about here experience supporting the Dollar-Per-Child fundraising campaign for Head Start education programs.
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences adjunct faculty member Mitchell Mauer, MS, EFO, CFO was accepted into the International Association of Fire Chiefs' 2014 session of the Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI).
A new autism insurance bill that would call for all insurance companies to provide autism coverage is awaiting Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's signature.
Kaplan University's open learning course was recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®)
The CDC announced that new research indicated that 1 in 68 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. The previous prevalence for ASD was 1 in 188 children.
Lisa Wright was invited to attend an Autism Speaks reception and screening of the new documentary, "Sounding the Alarm" followed by a panel discussion. The panel discussed cutting-edge research funded by Autism Speaks and outreach and advocacy activities including Light It Up Blue.
Kaplan University's Assistant Academic Chair Holli Vah Seliskar recently published a paper on Restorative Justice Online titled "Advocating for Restorative Practices Within Schools".
Kaplan University Academic Chair Lynn Wilson, who serves on the climate change delegation to the United Nations, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor for a story about the California drought and water shortages affecting agriculture, industry, and municipalities.
Attorney General Eric Holder has endorsed a proposal that could lead to nonviolent drug sentencing reforms that reduce prison sentences for nonviolent drug traffickers.
Recipients of temporary financial aid benefits may be drug tested if they are suspected of being drug abusers under a new big that passed the Mississippi Senate.
The World Economic Forum posted a video featuring University of Cambridge professor Barbara Sahakian discussing ways to detect and treat mental illness.
As part of the The King Center’s #ChooseNonviolence Campaign, they will hold their annual N.O.W. (Nonviolence Opportunity Watch) Youth Camps. The camps bring together youth from diverse locations from around the world to teach them to choose nonviolence as a lifestyle.
honor of National Mentoring Month, the Center for Public Service
would like to recognize our own group of mentors. Read more about National
Mentoring Month and the importance of mentors for all ages.
Kaplan University’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honor society for high-achieving college students, was recognized as a gold status chapter at the organization’s 2013 national convention in Houston, Texas.
School of Public Safety faculty member Terry Campbell discusses legal issues within the field of corrections and how prison administrators must take an active role in ensuring all staff are properly trained, familiar with agency policies and procedures, and understand the daily legal issues and concerns that surface.
According to Bloomberg.com, nationally, the average hourly wage among renters is $14.32 this year compared with the $18.79 needed to afford an apartment at a fair-market rent, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Dr. Bernice A King, U.S.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and civil rights legends lead national
conversation with students grades 4-12 to mark the 50th anniversary of King’s
“I Have a Dream” speech.
Erin Carr-Jordan will lend her expertise to the Arizona Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) for Infants and Toddlers.
During the months of October and November 2013, Dr. Dennis will host the 1st Annual Operation Warm-Up in an effort to help the less fortunate stay warm during the winter months ahead. Please see below to learn more about Operation Warm-Up.
More than 300 Cedar Falls residents turned out on July 13, 2013, for the “Cedar Valley Community Safety Day,” an event sponsored by the Kaplan University, Cedar Falls campus that featured free car seat checks, digital fingerprinting for children, self-defense demonstrations, motorcycle awareness classes and more.
Online students should watch their grammar when interacting with employers at virtual career fairs. Read more in this US News.com news article where one of Kaplan University’s very own students shares her virtual experience.
A new report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation details the significant challenges facing the public health nursing workforce.
This interesting article features information on the public health emergency response infrastructure within the United States.
Dr. Jonas Nguh, Academic Department Chair, Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, Kaplan University, has been a nurse for 15 years, working his way up the nursing ranks from a certified nursing assistant to registered nurse.
Read from Kaplan University’s very own, Erin Carr Jordan, professor in the Psychology Department, as she discusses key safety tips for indoor playgrounds in the Pittsburg Tribune-Review Coping with Kids column.
View this 20/20 interview that features an autistic teen who was trapped in her body without the ability of communicating and has now found her voice.
Dr. Lisa Wright, a faculty member in Kaplan University's Department of Educational Studies, recently attended the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Conference and Expo. The event was held April 3 through April 6, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. Read more about Dr. Wright's experiences as an attendee and presenter.
Patti Pelletier, EdD shares her personal and professional experiences in helping children with autism.
UNITED NATIONS, April 2, 2013 (IPS)—A growing number of countries are heralding a new call for involvement in addressing autism and other developmental disorders that affect approximately one percent of the world’s population of over 7 billion people.
Kaplan University faculty Howard Chusid discusses how precious children
are in his article published on ezineArticle.com.
Gov Rick Scott visited Freedom Middle School on Friday March 1, 2013 to award Central Florida school districts. Each county sent representatives, which included Kaplan University professor Opal Mahoney, representing East Ridge High School; Clermont, Lake County School district Florida.
Parrent , adjunct faculty member for the School of Education at Kaplan
University, shares her story about overcoming obticles and reaching for your
goals. Read more about Condoa’s accomplishments here:
“From GED to EdD”
Keynote Speaker at Weathford College
“Making Mommy Memories” blog
“United Way president gives back to
organization that helped her”
School of Public Safety faculty member, Terry Campbell, discusses five areas of juvenile justice in a recent article published on corrections.com. Read more on topics such as fiscal considerations, juvenile sentencing, mental health and juveniles, juveniles and adult courts, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) youth.
Kaplan University was the official education partner of Techonomy 2012, an invitation-only conference where world leaders in technology and business gathered to discuss new and emerging technologies and their potential to drive positive changes.
Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, announces the winners of the Kaplan University Empowerment Awards for Public Service Teams, including a special honor for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY).
Every year thousands of early childhood educators gather for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference. This year was no different with over 20,000 participants attending the conference from November 7 to November 11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Faculty members from the Kaplan University Educational Studies Department had the unique opportunity to meet, present, and participate in this year’s conference, titled “Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) in the 21st Century.”
Kaplan University’s Chair of Graduate Psychology has just led
a successful effort in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, to regulate the
cleaning and inspection of children's indoor play areas. She is now taking her crusade
nationwide. Read more or watch a video about her efforts.
Kaplan University student Brittany Keiter is the 2012 recipient of a $2,000 National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Chapter Award. The annual award is given to only one student member from each of the 300 registered NSCS chapters.
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