Saint Paul, MN, United States
Saint Paul, MN, United States

This article is about a university in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota. For information on the unaffiliated university in Denver, Colorado, see Metropolitan State University of DenverMetropolitan State University is a four-year public university located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, United States. It is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Wikipedia.


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News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to rank Minnesota’s best universities and colleges for 2017. Of the 32 four-year schools on the list, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Catherine University, Saint John’s University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and The College of Saint Scholastica came in as the top five. 32 two-year schools also made the list, and Hennepin Technical College, Hibbing Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Rochester Community and Technical College and Minnesota State and Technical College were ranked as the best five. A full list of the winning schools is included below. “Creating a healthy, diversified workforce requires a community with a strong educational foundation,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “Minnesota provides a variety of college options, and the schools on our list show which offer the best combination of quality education and positive post-college stats for students.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Minnesota” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also analyzed based on more than a dozen data points that include the annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, employment resources, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid availability. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Minnesota” list, visit: Minnesota’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include the following schools: Augsburg College Bemidji State University Bethany Lutheran College Bethel University Carleton College College of Saint Benedict Concordia College at Moorhead Concordia University-Saint Paul Crown College Gustavus Adolphus College Hamline University Macalester College Martin Luther College Metropolitan State University Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minnesota State University Moorhead Minnesota State University-Mankato North Central University Saint Cloud State University Saint John’s University Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Southwest Minnesota State University St Catherine University St Olaf College The College of Saint Scholastica University of Minnesota-Crookston University of Minnesota-Duluth University of Minnesota-Morris University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Northwestern-St Paul University of St Thomas Winona State University Minnesota’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Alexandria Technical & Community College Anoka Technical College Anoka-Ramsey Community College Central Lakes College Century College Dakota County Technical College Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Hennepin Technical College Hibbing Community College Inver Hills Community College Itasca Community College Lake Superior College Leech Lake Tribal College Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical Minnesota State Community and Technical College Minnesota West Community and Technical College Normandale Community College North Hennepin Community College Northland Community and Technical College Northwest Technical College Pine Technical Community College Rainy River Community College Ridgewater College Riverland Community College Rochester Community and Technical College Saint Paul College South Central College St Cloud Technical and Community College Vermilion Community College White Earth Tribal and 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.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined Minnesota’s best online college and university programs for 2017. Of the 24 four-year schools that made the “Best” list, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, St. Catherine University, Bethel University, Crossroads College and Hamline University ranked as the top five schools. 26 two-year colleges also made the list, with Hennepin Technical College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Dakota County Technical College and Rochester Community and Technical College taking the top five spots. “The schools on our list represent the best online degree programs Minnesota has to offer,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “Students who enroll in these programs have the opportunity to receive a quality education with greater control over their schedules thanks to the flexible nature of online learning.” To earn a place on the “Best” list for Minnesota, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit schools. Each college is also analyzed based on metrics such as the availability of financial, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and counseling 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 Minnesota for 2017 include the following: Bemidji State University Bethel University Concordia College at Moorhead Concordia University-Saint Paul Crossroads College Crown College Hamline University Martin Luther College Metropolitan State University Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minnesota State University Moorhead Minnesota State University-Mankato Oak Hills Christian College Saint Cloud State University Saint Johns University Saint Mary's University of Minnesota St Catherine University The College of Saint Scholastica University of Minnesota-Crookston University of Minnesota-Duluth University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Northwestern-St Paul University of St Thomas Winona State University The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Minnesota for 2017 include the following: Alexandria Technical & Community College Anoka Technical College Anoka-Ramsey Community College Central Lakes College Century College Dakota County Technical College Hennepin Technical College Hibbing Community College Inver Hills Community College Lake Superior College Leech Lake Tribal College Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical Minnesota State Community and Technical College Minnesota West Community and Technical College Normandale Community College North Hennepin Community College Northland Community and Technical College Northwest Technical College Ridgewater College Riverland Community College Rochester Community and Technical College Saint Paul College South Central College St. Cloud Technical and 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.


Public Relations to Become Added Focus for Nationally Recognized Agency in 2017 IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - November 29, 2016) - SmartBug Media, a leading inbound marketing agency assisting businesses in generating leads, increasing awareness, and building brand loyalty, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Doreen Clark as the agency's Director of Public Relations. Clark will lead the development of the public relations strategy for SmartBug Media and for the agency's portfolio of clients looking to increase visibility through media relations. The strategic hire of Clark is centered around the expansion of the agency's core services which, starting in 2017, will include the option of public relations for clients looking for added exposure. Clark has worked professionally in public relations and communications for over a decade. She brings an in-depth understanding of media relations, strategic planning and PR best practices to SmartBug Media. Clark was previously a Director of Media Relations where she created and managed the mainstream media strategies and led analyst relations for clients within a leading B2B legal marketing agency, Edge Legal Marketing. Prior to her time at Edge, Clark has handled public relations in a corporate setting, at an agency and through her own efforts. She was hired to take a lead role in the creation of a communications and public relations strategy for the merger between Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines for the pilots of Northwest, through the union. She worked with worldwide media and created messaging for the 5,100 pilots, the media and stakeholders. "I look forward to being part of a company that values collaboration, client growth, strategic agency evolution and a strong internal culture that breeds passion," says Clark. "When you are allowed to thrive as an individual, the trickle-down effect will be felt at all levels. I am excited to be on the ground floor and to create something new for SmartBug Media. They are a highly recognized agency for inbound marketing, nationally, and it is my goal to see them and their clients thrive equally in the PR world." Clark started her career by establishing her own agency, Square Planet Entertainment, where she managed and promoted musical acts throughout the United States. She received her B.A. from Metropolitan State University and her MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She lives in a suburb of Charleston, SC with her husband and two children. "Deciding to expand our services is a natural strategic extension for us, and Doreen's experience was the right fit because she brings extensive media relations, clear strategic thought leadership and a track record of successfully taking things from just being an idea to industry chatter. This makes for happy clients and the right kind of traction to begin our PR growth strategy," says Ryan Malone, Founder and CEO of SmartBug Media. "This is an exciting time for us and we look forward to having Doreen on-board as an important part of our team." About SmartBug For more than seven years, SmartBug Media has been helping businesses increase sales leads, close more customers, and enhance the reach of their brands. SmartBug is one of a handful of HubSpot Diamond partners in the world and is the highest rated agency in the history of the HubSpot ecosystem. We also boast the highest ROI documented from any HubSpot partner -- 3,558% and 14,500% ROI on a six-month and three-year campaign. For a free inbound marketing or web design consultation, or to learn more, visit http://www.smartbugmedia.com/ or call 949-236-6448.


Spielmans G.I.,Metropolitan State University | Spielmans G.I.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Kirsch I.,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Kirsch I.,University of Plymouth
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology | Year: 2014

Data on the efficacy and safety of psychiatric medicines should form the foundation of evidence-based treatment practices. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews such data in determining whether to approve new treatments, and the published literature serves as a repository for evidence on treatment benefits and harms. We describe the FDA review of clinical trials, examining the underlying logic and legal guidelines. Several FDA reviews provide evidence that the agency requires only minimal efficacy for psychiatric drugs. Further, in some instances, the FDA has relied on secondary rather than primary outcomes and has discounted the findings of negative studies in its review of antidepressant and antipsychotic medications. The published literature provides another lens into the safety and efficacy of treatments. We describe how treatment efficacy is systematically overstated and treatment-related harms are understated in the scientific literature. Suggestions are provided to improve public access to underlying safety and efficacy data and for the FDA to potentially improve its review process. © 2014 by Annual Reviews.

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