News Article | May 9, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best colleges and universities in Ohio for 2017. 50 four-year schools were ranked, with Ursuline College, Xavier University, Ohio Northern University, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University coming in as the top five. Of the 29 two-year schools that also made the cut, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Sinclair College, Owens Community College and Columbus State Community College were in the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “Earning a certificate or degree can be a major stepping stone for career development,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools offer more than just educational opportunities, they represent Ohio’s best combination of education and employment resources that translate to strong post-college earnings for students.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, visit: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/ohio/ Ohio’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Ashland University Baldwin Wallace University Bluffton University Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Capital University Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland State University Defiance College Denison University Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University Heidelberg University Hiram College John Carroll University Kent State University at Kent Kenyon College Lake Erie College Lourdes University Malone University Marietta College Miami University-Oxford Mount Saint Joseph University Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Oberlin College Ohio Dominican University Ohio Northern University Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University The College of Wooster The University of Findlay Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Toledo Ursuline College Walsh University Wilberforce University Wittenberg University Wright State University-Main Campus Xavier University Youngstown State University Ohio’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Belmont College Bowling Green State University-Firelands Central Ohio Technical College Choffin Career and Technical Center Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbiana County Career and Technical Center Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Gateway Community College Edison State Community College Hocking College Lakeland Community College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Ohio Institute of Allied Health Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Owens Community College Remington College-Cleveland Campus Rhodes State College Sinclair College Southern State Community College Stark State College Terra State Community College University of Akron Wayne College Washington State Community College Zane State College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | May 12, 2017
Seattle-area financial advisor firm Pacific Point Advisors has launched a new blog, which will include a quarterly report of the U.S. Economy’s Leading Economic Indicators. This recurring report will monitor the Top 15 leading and lagging indicators, curated into one blog for easy access by investors of all types by marketing consultant Lori Cousineau-Weaver. Cousineau-Weaver explained the thinking behind the new blog series. “Important data points and trends impact every investment strategy. While each investment has its specific indicators, the larger U.S. economy always plays some role. For this reason, Pacific Point Advisors wanted to start tracking these Top 15 economic indicators.” The firm’s CEO & CCO Norm Weaver commented, “I’m pleased to be sharing just some of the data we look at on a regular basis, and very glad these Top 15 Indicators will be accessible as a recurring blog series on our website.” The Top 15 Economic Indicators blog series will track seven leading indicators and eight lagging indicators. The leading indicators include: stock markets, manufacturing activity, inventory levels, retail sales, building permits, housing market, and new business startups, The lagging indicators include: Gross domestic product (GDP), income and wages, unemployment rate, consumer price index (CPI), currency strength, interest rates, balance of trade, and dollar-based commodities like gold and silver. The blog series will be available at the firm’s website, http://www.pacificpointadvisors.com. ABOUT PACIFIC POINT ADVISORS The overarching investment philosophy of Pacific Point Advisors, led by CEO/CCO Norm Weaver, is to build diversified portfolios that seek to identify investment opportunities that correlate to each client’s targeted risk profile. By asking the right questions and carefully listening to client’s goals, the RIA firm constructs personalized solutions for clients. The core tenets of the company’s philosophy include a well-diversified portfolio across all economic environments and market conditions, utilizing an array of investment strategies and portfolio construction techniques to meet client needs. These approaches include but are not limited to: Active and passive investment strategies, tax aware and tax efficient portfolio construction, and multiple investment structures. ABOUT NORM WEAVER With almost 40 years in the financial industry, Norm Weaver has seen many of his clients achieve their dreams and goals. He uses a disciplined and integrated approach to his areas of focus including retirement, estate and tax planning, as well as wealth preservation. He is a graduate of Franklin University with a BA in Business Management and spent a large part of his career as a Senior VP with American Express and Ameriprise, before returning to a financial advisor role in 2001. Weaver is a husband and father to four sons. He enjoys boating, golf and traveling and is a member of the Seattle Yacht Club. ABOUT LORI COUSINEAU-WEAVER Separate from her marketing consulting role with Pacific Point Advisors, Lori Cousineau-Weaver is a women-in-business thought leader who is in discussions with publishing companies to write a book on her nearly 30 years of experience leading teams in the male-driven financial services industry. She is also considering regular columns in print and online publications as well as accepting requests for speaking engagements. You can follow her and get more information on her personal website at http://www.lori-cousineau-weaver.com.
News Article | May 24, 2017
Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC), a full-time online public career technical high school, has hired experienced educator Ms. Stephanie Chi as the school’s principal. Currently enrolling students statewide in grades 9-11, INCC will begin serving students in the fall of 2017 with a comprehensive online program including career exploration and relevant work-based experiences. The school will add 12th grade in its second year of operation. Chi brings with her a wealth of teaching experience in both the online and bricks-and-mortar classroom environments, as well as administrative experience guiding multiple online schools. Most recently, she served as an English teacher for Indiana Connections Academy, a full time online school, leading Advanced Placement courses and implementing personalized learning plans and instruction for high school students. “Throughout my experiences as an educator and administrator, I have learned invaluable lessons from both my students and colleagues,” said Chi. “I’m extremely excited to bring these learnings to life with a new online school focused on career and technical education, facilitating meaningful experiences and deep learning for students statewide as they explore their passions and career interests.” Prior to teaching with Indiana Connections Academy, Chi served as a regional academic administrator for an online education company, overseeing academic programs in eight schools and leading school improvement planning and professional development opportunities. She has experience developing curriculum, implementing teacher observation and feedback programs, and designing data-driven instructional initiatives to increase student academic success. A four-time winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Franklin University, Chi has over ten years combined experience teaching in online school classrooms and bricks-and-mortar classrooms in New York and abroad in Shanghai, China. She has also instructed at the collegiate level, as an adjunct faculty member and mentor teacher for Bard College. She began her career in the Peace Corps, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) to students in rural community girls schools in Jordan for over a year. Chi holds a Master of Arts in English Education from Brooklyn College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Michigan State University. She is certified to teach secondary English in New York and Indiana, and holds an Indiana Building-Level Administrator License. A career technical program, Indiana Connections Career Academy will offer students pathways to employability, career, or postsecondary success. INCC will combine rigorous academic coursework, supportive personalized learning, and a continuum of career exploration and training courses to create a successful online learning program for students who want an individualized approach to education. The school plans to partner with local businesses to offer relevant work experiences aligned to the unique workforce development needs of Indiana. Enrollment for INCC is currently open for students in grades 9-11 statewide. Students and families interested in learning more about INCC are encouraged to attend one of the school’s upcoming virtual information sessions, or visit the school’s website at http://www.IndianaConnectionsCareerAcademy.com. About Indiana Connections Career Academy Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC) is a tuition-free statewide career technical virtual charter school for students in grades 9-12 (initially serving students in grades 9-11). The school is approved by the Ball State University Office of Charter Schools and will begin serving students in grades 9-11 in the 2017-18 school year. INCC will combine rigorous academic coursework, supportive personalized learning, a continuum of career explorations, and relevant work experiences to prepare students for employment in a chosen career or to further their skills at a postsecondary institution. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit http://www.IndianaConnectionsCareerAcademy.com.
News Article | May 6, 2017
A new Seattle-area financial advisor firm led by CEO and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) Norm Weaver has secured a contractor-based marketing services agreement with former Ameriprise Financial and UBS Wealth Management top producer Lori Cousineau-Weaver. In her role as marketing consultant for Pacific Point Advisors, http://www.pacificpointadvisors.com, Cousineau-Weaver will not work with client assets, instead focusing her nearly 30 years of financial industry experience to share thought leadership and marketing practices for the firm. “We’re pleased to have Lori’s tremendous experience to lean on as we develop our marketing efforts at Pacific Point Advisors,” said CEO & CCO Norm Weaver. “Our firm leverages a proprietary asset allocation model to help clients develop comprehensive and long-term investment strategies that provide a solid framework for portfolio construction. And we’ll rely on Lori to help create messaging that explains our unique offering.” “Through a blend of strategic and tactical asset allocation, the Pacific Point Advisors team seeks to achieve specific performance targets for clients with a corresponding emphasis on wealth preservation and risk management,” continued Weaver. “To identify the ‘best-in-class’ money managers, we follow a disciplined selection process that includes an in-depth analysis of each manager based on important quantitative and qualitative factors.” Pacific Point Advisors uses this quantitative analysis to focus on each manager’s performance, fee structure, and risk as measured against appropriate benchmarks and peer groups, while the qualitative analysis takes into account his or her philosophy, approach, and history of the funds managed. Pacific Point Advisors is located along Interstate 405 at Rainier Ave South, adjacent to the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center. Pacific Point Advisors, 15 South Grady Way, Suite 115, Renton, WA 98057, email@example.com, office: (425) 336-6400, fax: (425) 336-6405. ABOUT PACIFIC POINT ADVISORS The overarching investment philosophy of Pacific Point Advisors, led by CEO/CCO Norm Weaver, is to build diversified portfolios that seek to identify investment opportunities that correlate to each client’s targeted risk profile. By asking the right questions and carefully listening to client’s goals, the RIA firm constructs personalized solutions for clients. The core tenets of the company’s philosophy include a well-diversified portfolio across all economic environments and market conditions, utilizing an array of investment strategies and portfolio construction techniques to meet client needs. These approaches include but are not limited to: Active and passive investment strategies, tax aware and tax efficient portfolio construction, and multiple investment structures. ABOUT NORM WEAVER With almost 40 years in the financial industry, Norm Weaver has seen many of his clients achieve their dreams and goals. He uses a disciplined and integrated approach to his areas of focus including retirement, estate and tax planning, as well as wealth preservation. He is a graduate of Franklin University with a BA in Business Management and spent a large part of his career as a Senior VP with American Express and Ameriprise, before returning to a financial advisor role in 2001. Weaver is a husband and father to four sons. He enjoys boating, golf, and traveling; and is a member of the Seattle Yacht Club. ABOUT LORI COUSINEAU-WEAVER Separate from her marketing consulting role with Pacific Point Advisors, Lori Cousineau-Weaver is a women-in-business thought leader who is in discussions with publishing companies to write a book on her nearly 30 years of experience leading teams in the male-driven financial services industry. She is also considering regular columns in print and online publications as well as accepting requests for speaking engagements. You can follow her and get more information on her personal website at http://www.lori-cousineau-weaver.com.
Stutzmann G.E.,Franklin University |
Mattson M.P.,U.S. National Institute on Aging
Pharmacological Reviews | Year: 2011
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a morphologically and functionally diverse organelle capable of integrating multiple extracellular and internal signals and generating adaptive cellular responses. It plays fundamental roles in protein synthesis and folding and in cellular responses to metabolic and proteotoxic stress. In addition, the ER stores and releases Ca 2+ in sophisticated scenarios that regulate a range of processes in excitable cells throughout the body, including muscle contraction and relaxation, endocrine regulation of metabolism, learning and memory, and cell death. One or more Ca 2+ ATPases and two types of ER membrane Ca 2+ channels (inositol trisphosphate and ryanodine receptors) are the major proteins involved in ER Ca 2+ uptake and release, respectively. There are also direct and indirect interactions of ER Ca 2+ stores with plasma membrane and mitochondrial Ca 2+-regulating systems. Pharmacological agents that selectively modify ER Ca 2+ release or uptake have enabled studies that revealed many different physiological roles for ER Ca 2+ signaling. Several inherited diseases are caused by mutations in ER Ca 2+-regulating proteins, and perturbed ER Ca 2+ homeostasis is implicated in a range of acquired disorders. Preclinical investigations suggest a therapeutic potential for use of agents that target ER Ca 2+ handling systems of excitable cells in disorders ranging from cardiac arrhythmias and skeletal muscle myopathies to Alzheimer disease. © 2011 by The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Korfel A.,Franklin University |
Schlegel U.,Ruhr University Bochum
Nature Reviews Neurology | Year: 2013
Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare lymphoma that is confined to the CNS, with low tendency for systemic dissemination and a relatively aggressive course. Outcome in patients with PCNSL is often poor. Owing to its low incidence, current knowledge about optimal treatment of PCNSL is fragmentary. Chemotherapy regimens based on high-dose methotrexate are currently standard treatment for all patients with PCNSL who can tolerate such drugs. Whole-brain radiotherapy alone can lead to remission in up to 90% of patients, but often results in poor long-term disease control when given alone, and in delayed neurotoxicity when given after high-dose methotrexate. In this Review, we describe current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of PCNSL, and discuss novel therapeutic approaches that are currently in development, such as the use of rituximab and high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous stem-cell transplantation. The possible use of intrathecal and intraventricular chemotherapy, optimal salvage treatment, and specific treatment approaches in elderly, paediatric and immunocompromised patients, are also considered. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.