Lewis University is a private Roman Catholic and Lasallian university located in Romeoville, Illinois, United States . The enrollment is currently around 6,800 students. Lewis offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 22 graduate programs, and accelerated programs for working adults. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 15, 2017
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BluVector, a leader in network security monitoring and analytics, today announced that innovative executive Robert O. Carr, CEO of Beyond – a newly launched business services and financial technology company – has joined its board of directors. Carr was the founder and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, a Fortune 1000 payments processing company acquired last year by Global Payments. He joins BluVector’s board of directors on the heels of the appointment of Christopher Burnham while the company continues its rapid growth trajectory. A pioneer in the payments industry, Carr has been a leader in thwarting cybercrime for more than two decades. In 2009, he earned widespread praise for his transparent and open response to a massive data breach of Heartland. Jim Cramer, the host of the television show Mad Money, cited Carr’s public communication about the breach as an example for other businesses. After the attack, Carr made Heartland a champion in the fight against cybercrime. He led Heartland’s adoption of end-to-end encryption, tokenization and EMV chip-and-pin payment card technologies. He also played a prominent role in forming the Payments Processing Information Sharing Council, an industry group that works with law enforcement to combat cyber fraud. In March 2016, President Obama recognized Carr’s leadership in cybersecurity by appointing him to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council; Carr continues to serve on the Council, which advises the President and the Department of Homeland Security on the security of critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems. Carr is the founder and chairman of Give Something Back, an organization that provides scholarships and mentoring to low-income students. He also serves on the boards of Bid Pal, Lewis University in Illinois, Ed Snider Youth Hockey, and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. “It’s fair to say that Bob’s experience in dealing with cybersecurity threats provides him with a unique perspective on the security market,” said Kris Lovejoy, CEO at BluVector. “Bob has watched the highs and lows of the industry and will be invaluable in sharing his strategic guidance to BluVector as we continue to expand.” “Knowledge of security threats should not be viewed as a competitive advantage,” Carr said. “Protecting valuable assets from attacks requires the type of collaborative and information-sharing strategy embodied in BluVector’s technology. I’m looking forward to helping guide BluVector and its team in becoming a leader in next-generation threat detection.” About BluVector BluVector helps security teams respond to malicious threats up to 80 percent faster than current approaches. As a leader in Network Security Monitoring & Analytics, BluVector applies supervised machine learning and automation so security teams can detect and respond to advanced security threats at digital speed. For more information, visit: www.bluvector.io. Beyond provides the tools and services that small to mid-sized companies need to make their business operations simple, streamlined, and secure. The company was created in 2017 by Robert O. Carr, a prominent businessman and philanthropist whose track record of success reflects his deep belief that “doing the right thing” for customers and employees ultimately produces the best bottom-line results. For more information, visit www.getbeyond.com.
News Article | May 24, 2017
Public Insight, an analytics platform that syndicates public and licensed private data and transforms it into actionable insights, announces the launch of the first self-service data analysis offering, called Interactives, for the Higher Education market. Interactives include blended, disparate data from leading education and economic data sources, such as: IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Microsoft® Power BI software is utilized to create easy-to-use, manipulate, understand and share graphic visualizations of data analysis hosted in the cloud and accessible at any time. Within seconds users can see comparisons of data and benchmark against peer institutions, and understand growth trends and other key insights to help drive strategic planning and assessment. The higher education analysis includes data from more than 8,000 postsecondary institutions and 6 billion data points. "Access to market-relevant and actionable data is critical to our institutional planning and decision making. Public Insight, through the Power BI software, allows me to quickly and easily harness the power of key data from my desktop giving us a competitive advantage," according to Ray Kennelly, Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing, and Planning at Lewis University. The Interactives Library is purchased as a monthly or annual subscription and includes the following higher education analysis as well as future releases: Public Insight will demonstrate its Interactive self-service analysis platform at the 57th Association for Institutional Researchers (AIR) Annual Forum, held May 30-June 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. This conference is the world’s largest gathering of higher education professionals in institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, planning and related fields. “Interactives enable anyone to easily perform repeatable complex analysis within seconds using stunning visualizations to gain actionable insights,” explains Dan Quigg, Public Insight chief executive officer. “It would typically take weeks to create a single report analyzing this data,” adds Quigg. Public Insight is offering an introductory free trial offer of its Interactives for Higher Education. To register for the free trial visit: http://www.publicinsightdata.com/higher-education-plans, or to view free analysis examples of Interactives visit: http://www.publicinsightdata.com/free-interactives. About Public Insight Public Insight is an analytics platform for the higher education and healthcare markets that syndicates and blends disparate public and licensed private data and transforms it into actionable insights. Interactives, self-service data analysis powered by Microsoft® Power BI and cloud-hosted, enable anyone to easily perform repeatable complex analysis within seconds. Through its proprietary analytics tools, experienced data analysts can integrate with business intelligence applications like Tableau® or Power BI to rapidly develop customized visualizations. Decision makers and analysts are able to understand growth trends, uncover new opportunities, compare and benchmark institutions at local, regional and national levels. Visit http://www.publicinsightdata.com to learn more and view free Interactive examples.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has announced its list of the best online colleges for veterans and military personnel for 2017. The ranking names the top 59 two- and four-year schools and the top 50 four-year schools in the nation based on service member-friendly benefits, affordability and program quality. The four-year schools with the best scores were University of Southern Mississippi, Webster University, Saint Leo University, University of Idaho and Murray State University. The top five two-year schools include Central Texas College, St. Philip’s College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Wake Technical Community College and Del Mar College. "Veterans and current members of the military face some unique challenges when it comes to earning a certificate or degree,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “These schools have demonstrated a commitment to providing outstanding benefits and resources to service members who choose to pursue an online education, while also maintaining affordability and quality standards.” To qualify for a spot on AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s rankings, schools must meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. Each is also scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen metrics including the availability and amount of financial aid, military tuition discounts, ROTC programs, veteran support services and graduation rates by school. AffordableCollegesOnline.org enforces strict affordability standards, requiring schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $20,000 per year for four-year schools, and below $5,000 per year for two-year schools. All eligible school scores are compared to determine the final “Best” list. For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit: Top Four-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017: Arkansas State University-Main Campus Azusa Pacific University Ball State University Columbia College Dallas Baptist University Duquesne University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Hampton University Hawaii Pacific University Iowa State University Kansas State University Lawrence Technological University Lewis University Mercy College Mississippi State University Missouri State University-Springfield Montana State University-Billings Murray State University New England College Niagara University Northern Arizona University Northern Kentucky University Norwich University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oral Roberts University Point Park University Regis University Saint Leo University Texas A & M University-College Station The College of Saint Scholastica The University of Alabama The University of Montana Tiffin University Troy University University of Arizona University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Idaho University of Mississippi University of Nebraska at Omaha University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of South Florida-Main Campus University of Southern Mississippi University of the Incarnate Word University of Toledo Viterbo University Washington State University Webster University Western Kentucky University Top Two-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017: ### AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | May 5, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois for 2017. 50 four-year colleges were ranked, with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Augustana College taking the top five spots on the list. 49 two-year schools were also selected; Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Rend Lake College and Lincoln Land Community College were the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer outstanding educational programs that set students up for post-college success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Students exploring higher education options in Illinois can also look to these schools to provide top-quality resources that help maximize the overall educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, all schools must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited. Each college is also evaluated metrics including annual alumni earnings, the opportunity for employment services and academic counseling, the selection of degree programs offered, financial aid availability and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Bradley University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Eureka College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Judson University Knox College Lake Forest College Lewis University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Millikin University Monmouth College National Louis University North Central College North Park University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Principia College Quincy University Rockford University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Trinity Christian College Trinity International University-Illinois University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Wheaton College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Black Hawk College Carl Sandburg College City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College College of DuPage College of Lake County Danville Area Community College Elgin Community College Frontier Community College Harper College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois Valley Community College John A Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College Lake Land College Lewis and Clark Community College Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College MacCormac College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Oakton Community College Olney Central College Parkland College Prairie State College Rend Lake College Richland Community College Rock Valley College Sauk Valley Community College Shawnee Community College South Suburban College Southeastern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Spoon River College Triton College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community 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.