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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.


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News Article | November 19, 2016
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Leading higher education information and resource site AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its list of the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Degrees & Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. Using a variety of cost and educational outcome data to compare accredited programs side by side, the list rates the University of Saint Mary, University of Wyoming, The Sage Colleges, University of Indianapolis and Samford University as the top-scoring schools for accelerated nursing students. "As the demand for qualified nurses grows, more colleges are implementing fast-track education options for nursing students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "These programs are rigorous, but the schools on our list stand out for providing the best quality education and support to help students comprehend quickly and ultimately start their careers in nursing sooner.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org required schools to meet several basic requirements to be considered for the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Degrees & Programs list. Each college must be accredited by the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and be a public or private not-for-profit institution to be included. They must also offer students job placement and academic counseling services to qualify. Individual school scores are then determined by weighing a variety of qualitative and quantitative data points, such as nursing certification pass rates, tuition costs and more. The Top 50 list of schools, as well as specific details on data and methodology used to determine ranking and scoring can be found at the link below: An alphabetical list of schools on the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Programs list for 2016-2017: Adelphi University Albany State University Ball State University Barry University Baylor University Clemson University Creighton University DeSales University Drexel University Duquesne University East Carolina University Georgia Southwestern State University Indiana Wesleyan University Jacksonville University Lewis University Loyola University Chicago Lynchburg College New Mexico State University - Main Campus New York University Northern Arizona University Ohio University - Main Campus Olivet Nazarene University Quinnipiac University Robert Morris University Rutgers University - Newark Saint Xavier University Samford University Seton Hall University Shenandoah University Simmons College Southern Nazarene University Texas Christian University The College of Saint Scholastica The Sage Colleges University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Arizona University of Delaware University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Indianapolis University of Memphis University of Miami University of North Florida University of Northern Colorado University of Saint Joseph University of Saint Mary University of Wyoming Utica College Valparaiso University West Virginia University Wilkes University 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 | October 29, 2016
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Online higher education and student resource leader Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) has published it’s 2016-2017 Best Ultrasounds Technician Programs lists. Ranking the top 50 two- and four-year programs respectively, the following schools received top marks: Tulsa Community College, Hinds Community College, Pitt Community College, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Jones County Junior College; Midland College, Allen College, Palm Beach State College, Bellevue College and Misericordia University. Both on-campus and online programs were evaluated. “The job outlook for ultrasound technicians and sonographers is growing much faster than the national average,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Our rankings list the programs that are going the extra mile for students, providing top-quality training that is preparing students to enter the workforce quickly and efficiently.” Ultrasound and Sonography programs were compared nationwide, based on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative data points. Schools were required to meet specific base criteria to qualify; each must be regionally accredited and hold either two- or four-year public or private not-for-profit standing. Each must also offer career placement services for students after graduation. A complete list of the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ 2016-2017 Best Ultrasound Technician Programs is included below. To learn more details on the data comparison, methodology and each school’s placement visit the following page: Two-year schools recognized for the Best Ultrasound Technician Programs 2016-2017: Alvin Community College Angelina College Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Blackhawk Technical College Bunker Hill Community College Cape Fear Community College Central New Mexico Community College Chattanooga State Community College Chippewa Valley Technical College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College College of DuPage Cosumnes River College Del Mar College Delaware Technical Community College - Owens Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington Delgado Community College Delta College El Centro College El Paso Community College Gateway Community College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Hillsborough Community College Hinds Community College Johnston Community College Jones County Junior College Lansing Community College Lone Star College Lorain County Community College Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Marion Technical College Middlesex Community College Montgomery College New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Owens Community College Pitt Community College Pueblo Community College Red Rocks Community College Santa Barbara City College Southwestern Community College Spokane Community College St. Philip's College State Fair Community College Temple College Triton College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Volunteer State Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville Weatherford College Four-year schools recognized for the Best Ultrasound Technician Programs 2016-2017: Allen College Arkansas State University - Main Campus Baker College of Auburn Hills Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Bellevue College Benedictine University Broward College College of Southern Nevada Columbia Basin College Concordia University - Ann Arbor Concordia University - Wisconsin Ferris State University Fort Hays State University Grand Valley State University Gulf Coast State College Jackson College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Kettering College Lewis University Lewis-Clark State College Lincoln University Miami Dade College Midland College Misericordia University Mount Aloysius College Newman University Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Oregon Institute of Technology Palm Beach State College Pensacola State College Polk State College Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers University - New Brunswick Saint Catharine College Santa Fe College Seattle University St Catherine University St. Luke's College Thomas Jefferson University Trocaire College University of Alaska Anchorage University of Charleston University of Kansas University of Missouri - Columbia University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Rio Grande Upstate Medical University Valencia College Washburn University Weber State University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | February 25, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges and universities with online programs in the state of Illinois. Of the four-year schools that were ranked, 35 made the list with Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Loyola University Chicago, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and DePaul University positioned as the top five. Illinois’ top 19 two-year schools were also included on the list, with Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Kaskaskia College, Harper College and Waubonsee Community College coming in as the top five. “As online programs become more readily available at Illinois schools, the options for students who want to earn a degree on their own schedule become more difficult to choose from,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list have proven themselves to be the most high-quality options for an online education in Illinois.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, Illinois colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each college is also scored based on more than a dozen unique data points that include graduation rates, total online program offerings and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Illinois for 2017 include the following: Aurora University Benedictine University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Judson University Lewis University Lincoln Christian University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Moody Bible Institute National Louis University North Park University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Quincy University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 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 Illinois’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Frontier Community College Harper College Illinois Central College John A. Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kaskaskia College Lincoln Trail College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Olney Central College Richland Community College Shawnee Community College Southeastern Illinois College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Stephanie Jeziorczak, RN, BSN, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Stephanie Jeziorczak is a Registered Nurse with 3 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially intensive care nursing. Stephanie is currently serving patients as an ICU Staff Nurse at the Rush Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois, where she works the night shift. Stephanie Jeziorczak’s career in nursing began in 2013 when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Lewis University. She passed the NCLEX in January 2014 and started working at Rush Oak Park Hospital in the ICU in April 2014. While in college, Stephanie became a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and she holds additional certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Stephanie chose a career in nursing because of her huge need to help people. She attributes her great success to the wonderful university that she attended, Lewis University, and the high standards they kept their students at, as well as the professors who guided them in the right direction. She also attributes her success to her family who supports her in everything she does. When she is not assisting her patients, Stephanie enjoys running, exercising, reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Learn more about Stephanie Jeziorczak here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4126295/info/ and read sure to her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | November 6, 2016
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Mercy College today announced that the College has been awarded a $1 million gift for scholarships from the Give Something Back Foundation. The gift will enable 50 eligible high school students to attend Mercy College at no cost for tuition, fees and room and board. Robert Carr, founder of Give Back, presented the award to Mercy College President Tim Hall, at a ceremony today. Mercy College President Tim Hall said, “The Mercy College community is very grateful for this generous gift from the Give Something Back Foundation, a tremendous organization drastically changing the lives of so many young people. There are many dedicated and deserving students in New York who will have a much brighter future thanks to the help of this foundation and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming these students to Mercy College.” Give Back was established through the generosity of Carr, former CEO of Heartland Payment Systems, a Fortune 1000 company that was sold last spring. Give Back provides mentoring and scholarships to qualified students of modest means so they can attend college and graduate in four years with no debt for tuition and fees or room and board. Since 2015, Give Back partnered with six universities in New Jersey before expanding into New York. Established in 2003 in Lockport, Ill., the program also helps students in Delaware and Philadelphia, and is on track to provide mentors and fund scholarships for nearly 3,000 students who qualify for the Pell Grant. “Give Back is thrilled to partner with Mercy to realize our vision of making a four-year college education available to qualified students of modest means in New York State,” said Carr. “Mercy consistently ranks as a top school in the nation and New York, and is recognized for its commitment to a world-class mentoring program to help its students achieve success.” Give Back will hold informational sessions in New York in order to identify eligible high school ninth graders as scholarship recipients. The selected students are provided with mentors who advise and help prepare the students to succeed in college. The first group of students could begin at Mercy College as soon as the Fall of 2020. For more information about GSBF, visit giveback.ngo or email njinfo(at)GiveBack(dot)ngo. About Give Something Back Foundation Formed in 2003, the Give Something Back Foundation provides mentoring and scholarships to academically driven students of modest means who assume college is not an option. Pell Grant-eligible students are selected in 9th grade and mentored throughout high school. Upon graduation, Give Back scholars attend one of our partner universities or colleges located in Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania with the opportunity to graduate in four years with no debt for tuition and fees or room and board. Learn more about Give Back at giveback.ngo. Those interested in volunteering their time as a mentor can apply at giveback.ngo/mentors/ About Robert (Bob) Carr The Give Something Back Foundation was established in 2003 by Robert Carr, founder and chairman, who grew up under humble circumstances. When he received a $250 scholarship for college, he vowed to “give something back” when he was able. After founding a Fortune 1000 company, Carr has personally funded almost 1,000 scholarships and will continue to expand the foundation nationally. Carr is also the founder and former chief executive officer of Heartland Payment Systems, a debit and credit card transaction company recently acquired by Global Payments. He serves on the boards of directors for MENTOR and Snider Hockey, and is a trustee at Lewis University in Illinois. Carr was appointed by President Obama to a key White House post on the National Infrastructure Advisory Committee. He is the author of "Through the Fires: An American Story of Turbulence, Business Triumph and Giving Back," which is distributed by the University of Illinois Press. His forthcoming book, "Working Class to College: The Promise and Peril of Blue Collar America," will be released March 2017. Learn more about Bob Carr at: robertocarr.com Visit Bob Carr at: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn About Mercy College Mercy College is the dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission: to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Founded in 1950, Mercy offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College challenges its faculty and staff to make higher education work for anyone hungry enough to earn a better place in life. With campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan and Yorktown Heights, the vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Committed to supporting students throughout their education, Mercy College offers a personalized learning experience that includes the College’s Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. PACT is a nationally recognized mentoring program that serves as a model for student success. http://www.mercy.edu/ 877-MERCY-GO.


Vander Schee C.,Northern Illinois University | Kline K.,Lewis University
Journal of Youth Studies | Year: 2013

Discourses about risk and responsibility are evident in the recent social panics surrounding childhood obesity that construct youth as necessary targets for saving. The public is not only asked to accept the problem of obesity but, often we are also asked to believe that only a highly sensationalized intervention can counter it. In this essay we argue that the obesity industry uses media to represent the 'problem' of obesity in ways that ultimately serve corporate interests and in ways that are antithetical to the well-being of youth. This phenomenon is made possible by the colonization of neoliberal ideologies in the social and cultural milieu of the USA. We argue that neoliberalism is a system of cruelty that gets theatrically enacted through reality television - a television subgenre that increasingly casts youth as its subjects. This paper analyzes the show Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution in an attempt to capture one manifestation of the exploitative damages of neoliberalism as well as to highlight its contradictory and harmful messages, especially as they relate to youthful bodies and their regulation. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

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