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Marywood University is a co-educational, Catholic liberal arts university located on a 115-acre campus in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. Established in 1915 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Marywood currently enrolls more than 3,400 students in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. The university has a national arboretum with more than 100 types of trees and shrubs. Marywood's Catholic identity coupled with its mission to educate students to "live responsibility in an interdependent world" encourages students to be socially responsible agents of change. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 18, 2017

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best online colleges and universities in Pennsylvania for 2017. The top 50 four-year schools were named, with Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Drexel University and University of Pittsburgh honored as the top five. 12 two-year colleges were also recognized, with Harrisburg Area Community College, Community College of Allegheny County, Westmoreland County Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College and Bucks County Community College taking the top five spots. “These Pennsylvania colleges and universities have proven their value when it comes to providing high-quality online certificate and degree programs,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “In addition to strong academics, these schools also offer their online students exceptional counseling and support resources that foster success.” To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Several additional data points are taken into consideration when scoring each school, including financial aid offerings, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates, student services and academic resources. 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 Pennsylvania for 2017 include the following: Alvernia University Arcadia University California University of Pennsylvania Carlow University Carnegie Mellon University Cedar Crest College Chatham University Clarks Summit University Delaware Valley University DeSales University Drexel University Duquesne University Eastern University Gannon University Geneva College Gwynedd Mercy University Immaculata University Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Keystone College King's College La Roche College La Salle University Lancaster Bible College Lehigh University Marywood University Mercyhurst University Messiah College Misericordia University Mount Aloysius College Neumann University Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango Philadelphia University Point Park University Robert Morris University Rosemont College Saint Francis University Saint Joseph's University Seton Hill University Temple University University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus University of Scranton University of the Sciences University of Valley Forge Villanova University West Chester University of Pennsylvania Widener University-Main Campus Wilkes University Wilson College Best Online Two-Year Schools in Pennsylvania for 2017 include the following: Bucks County Community College Community College of Allegheny County Community College of Philadelphia Harcum College Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg Lehigh Carbon Community College Luzerne County Community College Montgomery County Community College Northampton County Area Community College Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Reading Area Community College Westmoreland County Community College ### About Us: 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.

Zavorsky G.S.,Marywood University | Zavorsky G.S.,Commonwealth Medical College | Longo L.D.,Loma Linda University
Sports Medicine | Year: 2011

In 2002, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published exercise guidelines for pregnancy, which suggested that in the absence of medical or obstetric complications, 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise a day on most, if not all, days of the week is recommended for pregnant women. However, these guidelines did not define 'moderate intensity' or the specific amount of weekly caloric expenditure from physical activity required. Recent research has determined that increasing physical activity energy expenditure to a minimum of 16 metabolic equivalent task (MET) hours per week, or preferably 28 MET hours per week, and increasing exercise intensity to ≥60% of heart rate reserve during pregnancy, reduces the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus and perhaps hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (i.e. gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia) compared with less vigorous exercise. To achieve the target expenditure of 28 MET hours per week, one could walk at 3.2km per hour for 11.2 hours per week (2.5 METs, light intensity), or preferably exercise on a stationary bicycle for 4.7 hours per week (∼6-7 METs, vigorous intensity). The more vigorous the exercise, the less total time of exercise is required per week, resulting in ≥60% reduction in total exercise time compared with light intensity exercise. Light muscle strengthening performed over the second and third trimester of pregnancy has minimal effects on a newborn infants body size and overall health. On the basis of this and other information, updated recommendations for exercise in pregnancy are suggested. © 2011 Adis Data Information BV. All rights reserved.

Smoliga J.M.,Marywood University | Baur J.A.,University of Pennsylvania | Hausenblas H.A.,University of Florida
Molecular Nutrition and Food Research | Year: 2011

In the past decade, the small polyphenol resveratrol has received widespread attention as either a potential therapy or as a preventive agent for numerous diseases. Studies using purified enzymes, cultured cells, and laboratory animals have suggested that resveratrol has anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties that might be relevant to chronic diseases and/or longevity in humans. Although the supporting research in laboratory models is quite substantial, only recently data has emerged to describe the effects of resveratrol supplementation on physiological responses in humans. The limited number of human clinical trials that are available has largely described various aspects of resveratrol's safety and bioavailability, reaching a consensus that it is generally well-tolerated, but have poor bioavailability. Very few published human studies have explored the ability of resveratrol to achieve the physiological benefits that have been observed in laboratory models, although many clinical trials have recently been initiated. This review aims to examine the current state of knowledge on the effects of resveratrol on humans and to utilize this information to develop further guidelines for the implementation of human clinical trials. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Tobin K.J.,Marywood University
Child: Care, Health and Development | Year: 2013

Background Children in the USA are experiencing obesity and overweight at epidemic rates. Schools have started to make policy decisions based on a popularly presumed connection between nutrition and academic achievement. This study aimed to determine whether such a relationship exists, and if so, its nature. Methods Data from the Food Consumption Questionnaire administered to approximately 12000 fifth graders as part of the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort was analysed using regression analysis. The analysis used propensity score matching to examine the relationship between students' reported fast-food consumption and their test scores in reading and mathematics. Propensity score matching attempts to control for a host of background characteristics that might be correlated with both fast-food consumption and test scores. Results Standard ordinary least squares regression showed that test scores decreased as reported fast-food consumption increased. In the propensity-score-matched analysis, which controlled for 25 student background characteristics, higher-than-average fast-food consumption ('four to six times in the last 7 days' or more) was associated with significantly lower test scores in both reading (-11.15 points or 0.48SD) and math (-11.13 points or 0.52SD), even when teacher experience, school poverty level and school urbanicity were also included in the model. Conclusions Although this study is preliminary, its results indicate that the relationship between poor nutrition and test scores may in fact be quite negative, strengthening the impetus for schools to consider policies that support students' healthy eating. In order to strengthen these findings and investigate possible mechanisms through which poor nutrition might affect test scores, there is a need for further research. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Smoliga J.M.,Marywood University | Vang O.,Roskilde University | Baur J.A.,University of Pennsylvania
Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences | Year: 2012

Basic science literature abounds with molecules that promise to ameliorate almost any disease, from curing cancer to slowing the aging process itself. However, most of these compounds will never even be evaluated in humans, let alone proven effective. Here, we use resveratrol as an example to highlight the enormous difficulties in understanding pharmacokinetics, determining side effects, and, ultimately, establishing mechanisms of action for a natural compound. Despite extensive interest and effort, and continuing promising results from basic science groups, very little is known even today about the effects of resveratrol in humans. Part of the problem is the unattractiveness of natural compounds to large, well-funded companies that could run clinical trials because developing their own molecules affords much greater protection for their intellectual property. In fact, selling unpatentable material motivates smaller nutraceutical companies to complicate the scientific problem even more - each creates its own proprietary blend, making it extremely difficult to compare their data with those of other companies, or of academic labs using pure compounds. But even beyond these problems lies a deeper one; resveratrol, and almost every natural compound, is likely to have many clinically relevant targets with different dose-response profiles, tissue distributions, and modifiers. Tackling this type of problem efficiently, and even beginning to address the spectrum of other molecules with claimed benefits, is likely to require the development of new paradigms and approaches. Examples include better molecular modeling to predict interactions, large-scale screens for toxic or other common effects, affinity-based methods to identify drug-interacting proteins, and better synthesis of existing data, including legislation to promote the release of trial results, and tracking of voluntary supplement usage. The evidence for benefits of resveratrol in humans remains too sparse to be conclusive; yet, the limited data that are available, combined with a growing list of animal studies, provide a strong justification for further study. © The Author 2011.

Cabrera J.F.,Marywood University
Housing Policy Debate | Year: 2013

Over the past several decades, there has been a decline in social capital in American communities. New urbanism has been proposed as a tool to reverse some of this decline. This study seeks to understand the potential benefits of new urbanism in terms of social capital. Differences in social capital between a new urbanist subdivision (NUS) and a standard suburban subdivision (SSS) are compared. The findings of this study suggest that residents of NUSs have more social capital than residents of SSSs. However, many of the differences between the two communities disappeared when a social bias control was added to the model. © 2013 Copyright Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

News Article | February 15, 2017

"My Kids Know More Than Me!" shares true stories of how foster and adopted children inspire new understandings and teach fifteen important life lessons. Each chapter explores a life lesson taught through the stories of foster and adopted children. Lessons important to parenting and personal character include resiliency, compassion, playfulness, persistence, forgiveness, trust, responsiveness, and gratefulness. Lessons vital to successful parenting include how to listen to children, how to look at life through children’s eyes, and how to trust in children’s expertise. Lessons to help parents meet the challenges of issues large and small include expect the unexpected (and be okay with that), attend to what is important and dismiss the trivial, and live life with purpose. There is one lesson specific to adoptive parenting regarding how children’s birth families are an integral and important part of adoptive families forever. Readers of this book will gain wisdom from life’s greatest teachers — children. Most parenting books tell parents how to teach and impart wisdom to their children. This book does the opposite; it has children teaching parents the most important lessons in life. Adoptive parents, adoptees, and adoption professionals are looking forward to the release of My Kids Know More Than Me! One adoptive parent reviewed, “it is heartwarming to see adopted children teaching their parent monumental life lessons (Mark Barrett, President of the Board of Director of an adoption agency). Kevin Harrigan, Esquire Fellow with the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys considers the book to be “an inspiring firsthand account of the joys and trials of building a family through adoption.” Christy Tubbs, an adoptive mother and adult adoptee said, “With this book, Ms. Hettich shares not only her wealth of knowledge regarding adoption, but also her heart.” My Kids Know More Than Me! is available at at and by request at your favorite bookstores. Renee Hettich is the mother of four adopted children — two daughters who were born in the People’s Republic of China, a son adopted from Guatemala, and a son who joined her family after living in an orphanage for children with special needs in China. She was also a foster parent before she adopted. After her first daughter arrived home, Renee decided to dedicate her life to finding forever families for orphaned children throughout the world. She made a promise to the hundreds of thousands of children she had to leave behind in orphanages that she would work diligently to find them a family. Hettich earned a Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University and also holds a Master’s Degree in Audiology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. Since 2005, she has been a licensed social worker in the field of adoption. Renee is known for her professional lectures on adoption and parenting and has also published articles in Adoption Today. More importantly, Renee is a parent of incredible children from whom she learns new lessons every day. A media kit is available at “My Kids Know More Than Me! 15 Life Lessons from Foster and Adopted Children” by Renee Hettich, L.M.S.W (Robert’s Family Publishing, An Imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie, Feb. 14, 2017), ISBN: 978-1-942545-77-4, Trade Paper $17.50, eBook $9.99, 180 pages with photos. Distributed by Ingram.

News Article | November 8, 2016

Over 700 regional students, educators, and parents attended the 10th Annual Aviation Education & Career Expo hosted by ProJet Aviation at their corporate aviation facility at Leesburg Executive Airport. $138,800 in college aviation and flight training scholarships were awarded to students who submitted essays describing their aviation aspirations. “The ability to award this kind of scholarship money is very rewarding. Our aviation community has come together to make dreams a reality for these students,” said Julie O’Brien, ProJet Aviation’s Director of Marketing. “We have changed destinies with this financial and mentoring assistance.” The all-day event featured keynote speakers, industry leaders, performers, and demonstrators. Representatives from more than 56 aviation and aerospace businesses met with students throughout the day to share their experiences, and opportunities for future employment. Speakers and demonstrators included: Shye Gilad, CEO of ProJet Aviation, Kelly Burk, Leesburg, VA Vice-Mayor, Tony Springer, NASA, the US Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, Kwong Ko, RCA Operator and Drone Demonstrator, The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (K-9 Demonstration), Matt Crabbe, Agricultural Aviation Pilot, Heidi Kemner, National Transportation and Safety Board. “Every organization has the opportunity - if not the obligation - to create value beyond profitability,” said Shye Gilad, ProJet Aviation CEO. “It is inspiring to see so many industry leaders contribute to the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals.” Scholarships and Corporate Sponsorships were donated by host sponsor ProJet Aviation, the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Air Culinaire, Av-Ed Flight School, Avemco Insurance, Averett University, Aviation Adventures, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Aviation Week, Bowling Green State University, Cirrus Aircraft, Community College of Baltimore County, Easy FBO, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Frederick Flight Center, Geico Flight Department, General Dynamics, GIF-E North America, Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA), The Hoxton Agency, Kansas State University, Liberty University, Marywood University, National Agricultural Aviation Association, National Air Transportation Association, Paragon Aviation Detailing, Paramount Business Jets, Phacil Inc., Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Eastern Shell Fuels, Sugarloaf 99’s, The Aviation Foundation, Toth Financial Services, USAIG Insurance, Vaughn College of Technology, and Women in Aviation. About The Aviation Education & Career Expo The Aviation Education & Career Expo is one of the largest and most successful aviation education events in the United States, awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school students pursuing careers in the aviation and aerospace since its inception in 2005. Over 600 students attend the event each year, which features keynote presentations by industry leaders, static and live aviation demonstrations, and scholarship awards from universities, small businesses, and corporate sponsors. Cofounded by aviation professionals Julie O’Brien and Sarah Thompson, the Expo is committed to helping high school and college students explore the many career opportunities available to them through the world of flight. The Aviation Education & Career Expo is hosted by ProJet Aviation at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), in Leesburg, VA. About ProJet Aviation ProJet Aviation is the DC metro region's premier aviation hospitality company, dedicated to helping people accomplish extraordinary things through the wonder of private flight. The company operates ProJet Center FBO at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), the general aviation gateway to Washington DC, Dulles, and Virginia's Horse & Wine Country. Established in 2007 as a partnership between former airline pilot and entrepreneur Shye Gilad and noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, Founder & CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, ProJet Aviation combines the operational integrity of the world’s best airlines with the refined service of a world-class resort. ProJet’s numerous accolades include recognition as a Washington Business Journal Best Place to Work, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Service Business of the Year, and an Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company. Find out more at

News Article | October 29, 2016

The Pennsylvania medical malpractice and personal injury firm Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. is pleased to announce that it has expanded with the hiring of a new attorney, a technology specialist, and a paralegal. “The additional staff is an indication of our recent growth and success. I am excited to have these talented new professionals as part of our team,” said Melissa A. Scartelli, the firm’s Founder and President. A Dunmore, Pennsylvania native, Michael J. Kenny, Esq. focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment law as well as workers’ compensation cases. Kenny also is actively involved as a volunteer mentor for Youth Forestry Camp No. 2, a 49-bed residential facility in Hickory Run State Park for delinquent youth. He also serves as treasurer for the Knights of Columbus. Kenny holds a bachelor’s degree from Marywood University and a law degree from Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Paralegal Ann Korey also is a new addition to the legal team at Scartelli Olszewski. Korey spent 35 years as a paralegal for insurance companies and has an interest in plaintiff law. Another Scranton area native, Lance Edwards, joins Scartelli Olszewski as a litigation technology specialist and office manager. Edwards enjoys technology in his professional and personal life through 3D printing and other tech hobbies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. About Scartelli Olszewski, P.C.: Founded in 2001, Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. handles personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of auto and truck accident victims, malpractice victims and other injured individuals and their families, as well as criminal defense. Practice areas include medical malpractice, personal injury, criminal defense, automobile accidents, tractor trailer accidents, auto defects, defective drugs and medical devices, insurance bad faith, liquor liability, nursing home negligence, premises liability, and product liability. Scartelli Olszewski, with clients in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., region, lives by its slogan: Small enough to care, large enough to win. To learn more about the firm, visit

News Article | December 20, 2016

CHANTILLY, Va., Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community Management Corporation (CMC), an Associa company, congratulates its President Nick Mazzarella on his election to Community Associations Institute (CAI)'s Association of Professional Community Managers (APCM) Board as an at-large member. Mazzarella was selected by the CAI nominating committee to serve a two year term beginning January 1, 2017. The board represents all community managers and consists of twelve members: four management company CEOs, two large-scale managers, four managers (who are not CEOs or large-scale managers), and two at-large members. The board provides input on policy matters to the CAI Board of Trustees and serves as a key resource to staff. "This selection is truly an honor for me and I look forward to working with my peers in the association management field to help build better communities through CAI," remarks Mazzarella. "CAI has made significant strides in the industry within the last decade and I'm proud to be on the front-lines, ready to embrace the challenges ahead."   Mazzarella joined Associa CMC in 2003 and has been the president for the last three years. He has been involved in CAI as a faculty member for the professional manager development program and as a contributing writer for its publications. He has more than 28 years of experience in managing large-scale common interest communities including golf courses, restaurants, ski hills and equestrian facilities. Mazzarella graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania with a Master in Business Administration. Building and managing successful communities for more than 37 years, Associa is the leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to or Stay Connected: Facebook:  Twitter:  LinkedIn:  Pinterest:  YouTube: Google+: A photo accompanying this release is available at:

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