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    CPS - PTSD image
    December 09, 2014

    Psychology Professor Dr. Alyssa Gilston Article on PTSD Featured on ExpertBeacon.com

    Read Dr. Alyssa Gilston’s article “5 Things You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Helping Someone with PTSD”

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    Lynne WIlliams
    December 09, 2014

    Faculty Member Lynn Wilson’s Op-Ed on Women and Climate Change Featured on Livescience.com

    Read Lynn Wilson’s Op-Ed about women gaining a stronger voice in climate change.

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    November 09, 2014

    Kaplan University Adjunct Faculty Member Christopher Gavette Nominated for TASER and PoliceOne’s RISE Award

    Sergeant Christopher Gavette was recently nominated for a TASER and PoliceOne RISE award in the leadership category for his commitment to his officers.

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    Lynne WIlliams
    September 13, 2014

    Examiner.com Interviews Kaplan University Academic Chair Lynn Wilson

    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.

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    Lynne WIlliams
    September 08, 2014

    Kaplan University Academic Chair Lynn Wilson Interviewed on Global Drought

    CNBC interviews and quotes Kaplan University Public Administration Chair Lynn Wilson in their recent article, "Global drought real threat to lives and economies: Experts."

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    August 08, 2014

    Kaplan University Professor Published in Law 360com

    Read professor Annemarie Kelly’s article, "Congress Won't Allow Medicare to Go Bankrupt."

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    Denise Douglas-Faraci, EdD
    August 07, 2014

    Adjunct Faculty Member Denise Douglas-Faraci, EdD Featured on eSchoolNews.com

    Professor Denise Douglas-Faraci, EdD shared with eSchool News advice on how to help teachers maximize their summer Professional Development using eLearning tools.

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    August 07, 2014

    Kaplan University Teaching Program and Alumni Featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

    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.

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    Lynne WIlliams
    August 01, 2014

    Kaplan University Academic Chair Lynn Wilson Quoted in CNBC

    Kaplan University Public Administration Chair Lynn Wilson is interviewed and quoted in this CNBC article on California’s exceptional drought stage.

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    May 12, 2014

    Synchronise Efforts to Care for the Elderly

    Learn about the Singapore government’s cost-effective way to prevent their total health care bills for caring for the elderly from rising.

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    May 10, 2014

    Serious Fines and Violations Found at Local Nursing Homes

    An investigative report found serious violations and infractions in Butler and Warren counties in Ohio.

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    May 10, 2014

    Is race still an issue of discrimination in employment?

    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.

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    May 10, 2014

    Senate Panel Looks at Feds’ Job Satisfaction During Public Service Week

    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.

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    May 10, 2014

    Public Service Recognition Week, 2014

    Public Service Recognition Week began on Sunday. This is a great blog post from the Washington Post on events around DC.

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    May 09, 2014

    US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Takes First Step Toward Possible Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing

    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.

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    May 08, 2014

    Therapy Dogs Help Returning Troops Deal With Post Traumatic Stress

    Lean how therapy animals are being used more and more to treat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress.

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    May 04, 2014

    Public Service Recognition Week Begins on May 4

    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.

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    April 29, 2014

    Bullying Prevention: Elizabeth Donnellan on Best Practices

    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.

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    April 07, 2014

    Kaplan University “Collects Change to Create Change” in Support of Head Start

    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.

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    April 07, 2014

    Mitchell Mauer, MS, EFO, CFO Accepted into the IAFC’s Fire Service Executive Development Institute

    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).

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    April 07, 2014

    Autism Insurance Bill to Be Signed by Kansas Governor

    A new autism insurance bill that would call for all insurance companies to  provide autism coverage is awaiting Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's signature.

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    March 31, 2014

    Open Learning Course Receives Recommendation by American Council on Education

    Kaplan University's open learning course was recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service  (ACE CREDIT®)

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    March 28, 2014

    New Research Results on Autism Announced by CDC

    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.

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    CPS - Lisa Wright News
    March 26, 2014

    Professor Lisa Wright Attends Autism Speaks Reception

    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.

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    March 20, 2014

    Assistant Academic Chair Holli Vah Seliskar Published on Restorative Justice Online

    Kaplan University's Assistant Academic Chair Holli Vah Seliskar recently published a paper on Restorative Justice Online titled "Advocating for Restorative Practices Within Schools".

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    Lynne WIlliams
    March 20, 2014

    Kaplan University Academic Chair Lynn Wilson Quoted in the Christian Science Monitor

    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.

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    March 13, 2014

    Proposed Nonviolent Drug Sentencing Reforms Endorsed by Attorney General

    Attorney General Eric Holder has endorsed a proposal that could lead to nonviolent drug sentencing reforms that reduce prison sentences for nonviolent drug traffickers.

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    March 13, 2014

    TANF Recipients and Drug Testing in Mississippi

    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.

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    March 04, 2014

    World Economic Forum Video on Ways to Protect Mental Health

    The World Economic Forum posted a video featuring University of Cambridge professor Barbara Sahakian discussing ways to detect and treat mental illness.

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    N.O.W. Youth Camp
    January 16, 2014

    N.O.W. (Nonviolence Opportunity Watch) Youth Camp

    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. 

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    Mentoring Month - News
    January 01, 2014

    National Mentoring Month

    In 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.

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    Gold Status Award 2013
    December 04, 2013

    Kaplan University Student Group Receives Gold Status Award for 2013

    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.
     

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    December 04, 2013

    Legal Issues Within the Field of Corrections

    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.

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    November 01, 2013

    Families With Kids Go Homeless as U.S. Rents Exceed Pay: Economy

    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

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    Dr. Betty Vandenbosch and Dr. Wade Dyke in Washington, DC
    October 03, 2013

    Kaplan University Helps Educate Youth on Lessons From 1963 March on Washington

    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.

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    Dr. Erin Carr-Jordan
    October 03, 2013

    Erin Carr-Jordan Will Lend Her Expertise to the Arizona Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) for Infants and Toddlers

    Erin Carr-Jordan will lend her expertise to the Arizona Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) for Infants and Toddlers.

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    September 30, 2013

    Dr. Toi Dennis—Making a Difference

    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.

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    September 30, 2013

    Kaplan University Campus Hosted an Event to Educate the Community to Stay Safe

    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. 

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    CPS - Online Students
    September 03, 2013

    5 Ways Online Students Can Impress Recruiters Virtually

    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.

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    CPS - Campbell
    August 01, 2013

    “Corrections: Innovative Practices”

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    CPS - Campbell
    August 01, 2013

    “Corrections: Education and Training”

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    CPS - Nurses
    July 05, 2013

    Public Health RNs Satisfied, but Face Challenges

    A new report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation details the significant challenges facing the public health nursing workforce.

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    CPS - Autism Puzzle
    July 05, 2013

    U.S. Health Emergency Response System: Good News and Bad

    This interesting article features information on the public health emergency response infrastructure within the United States.

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    CSP - Dr. Jonas Nguh
    July 05, 2013

    In the Spotlight: Dr. Jonas Nguh

    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.

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    CPS - Erin Carr
    May 02, 2013

    Erin Carr Jordan Discusses Key Safety Tips

    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.

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    CPS - Autism Puzzle
    April 23, 2013

    Autistic Girl Expresses Unimaginable Intelligence

    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.

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    CPS - Lisa Wright News
    April 23, 2013

    Kaplan University’s Department of Educational Studies Faculty Member Dr. Lisa Wright Attends and Presents at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Conference and Expo

    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.

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    April 08, 2013

    A Parent’s Perspective: I Have a Child With Autism

    Patti Pelletier, EdD shares her personal and professional experiences in helping children with autism.
     

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    CPS - Autism Puzzle
    April 08, 2013

    Promoting Global Awareness of 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. 

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    CPS - Howard Chusid News
    April 01, 2013

    Our Kids Are Precious

    Kaplan University faculty Howard Chusid discusses how precious children are in his article published on ezineArticle.com. 

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    CPS - Opal
    March 12, 2013

    College of Arts & Science professor Opal Mahoney meets Florida Governor Rick Scott

    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.

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    March 01, 2013

    Condoa Parrent: Turning Obstacles into Accomplishments

    Condoa 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

    CPS - Campbell
    March 01, 2013

    The Juvenile Justice System in 2013

    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. 

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    CPS - Techonomy
    Dr. David DeHaven interviews Art Coviello
    February 15, 2013

    Kaplan University Marks Third Consecutive Year as Official Education Partner for Annual Techonomy Conference

    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.  

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    January 24, 2013

    Kaplan University Empowerment Awards Highlight Accomplishments of Extraordinary Teams in Government and Nonprofit Sectors

    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). 

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    (From left to right, Professor Verlinda Ruble, Dr. Lisa Wright, Professor Nancy Moretti, Professor Lori Becker, and Professor Patricia Baughman)
    January 07, 2013

    Kaplan University Educational Studies Department attends NAEYC 2012 National Conference

    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.”

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    CPS - Erin Carr
    December 01, 2012

    Erin Carr Jordan Helps Clean Up Children's Playgrounds

    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.

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    Brittany Keiter, Bachelor of Science in Psychology Student
    December 01, 2012

    Kaplan University Student Wins National Scholarship

    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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