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Springer J.B.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | Springer J.B.,Milwaukee Area Technical College | Pollard D.M.,University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
American Journal of Health Promotion | Year: 2013

Purpose. Drawing from self-determination theory, this study investigated adults' perceptions of the process of long-term maintenance of physical activity and how it may relate to their selfidentity. Design. Qualitative study included 22 in-depth interviews and participants' recorded personal reflective journals. Setting. Health/fitness facility in a Midwestern city. Participants. Purposeful sample of 12 adult (age range 29-73 years) members who had engaged in regular physical activity for at least 3 years. Methods. Data were collected on participants' perceptions of processes associated with physical activity maintenance. Grounded theory data analysis techniques were used to develop an understanding of participants' long-term physical activity adherence. Results. Analysis revealed three themes organized around basic psychological need satisfaction: (1) Relatedness included receiving and giving support. (2) Competence included challenge and competition, managing weight, and strategies for health management. (3) Autonomy included confidence in the established routine, valuing fitness status, and feeling self-directed. The final theme of physically active self included the personal fit of an active lifestyle, identity as an active person, and attachment to physical activity as life enhancing. Conclusion. Our results suggest that long-term physical activity adherence may be strengthened by promotion of the individual's basic psychological need satisfaction. Adherence is most likely to occur when the value of participation becomes internalized over time as a component of the physically active self. Copyright © 2013 by American Journal of Health Promotion, Inc.


News Article | October 28, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

On November 5-6, SAVOR Milwaukee, Presented by Pick n’ Save, will put on their first annual tasting event. SAVOR Milwaukee, formerly Wine and Dine Wisconsin, features a stellar line-up of vendors, multiple cooking and baking demonstrations, and countless food and beverage samples both days. Guests can sample their way through over 100 exhibits featuring products, caterers and menus from right here in Wisconsin. They’ll enjoy freshly-made sushi, over 40 different wines, a craft beer pavilion, cheese islands and the UnWine’d lounge with Bittercube. The event will have presentation stages with demonstrations by LeRoy Butler former professional football player and current Pick n’ Save ambassador; Cathy Trochelman, blogger at Lemon Tree Dwelling, Paul Bartolotta, James Beard Award winner and Chef and Co-owner at The Bartolotta Restaurants; Dane Baldwin, Executive Chef at Mr. B’s Steakhouse; John Raymond, Chef de Cuisine at Lake Park Bistro; Kyle Cherek, host of the Emmy-nominated television show Wisconsin Fodie; and culinary director of Lollapalooza and judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, Graham Elliot. Included in this year’s event will be book signings by Cathy Trochelman, LeRoy Butler and Graham Elliott. Attendees can also create smoked salmon canapes, dark chocolate orange truffles and more with the experts from Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Culinary Arts program. SAVOR Milwaukee will also showcase some of the area’s hottest restaurants in the Critic’s Choice area. All of the restaurants in Critic’s Choice are selected from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel food critic Carol Deptolla’s Top 30 Restaurants list. This year’s Critic’s Choice includes: Bacchus - a Bartolotta Restaurant, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Graise Restaurant and Culinary School, Buckley’s, Café Manna, Café Soeurette, Carnevor, Coquette Café, Harbor House, Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub, Le Reve Patisserie and Café, Morel, Ristorante Bartolotta, Tess, von Stiehl Winery and Wolf Peach. Saturday General Admission Only: $50, Includes access to all of the vendors, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations on the main floor. Saturday Critic’s Choice: $80, The Critic’s Choice Ticket includes General Admission and grants access to SAVOR Milwaukee’s special Critic’s Choice area. Critic’s Choice tickets are limited. Sunday General Admission Only: $45, Includes access to all of the vendors, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations on the main floor. Tickets are on sale now. About SAVOR Milwaukee: SAVOR Milwaukee is the wine, beer and food festival. Samples include wine, microbrews, craft cocktails and bite-size previews of what you’ll find when you visit the greater Milwaukee area’s restaurants. The 2016 event will be held on November 5th and 6th at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.


News Article | October 31, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

A leader in online resources for higher education information has released its list of colleges with the Best Dental Hygiene Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) compared over a dozen unique statistics on on-campus and online dental hygiene programs across the country to determine University of Alaska Fairbanks, Idaho State University, New York University, Lake Washington Institute of Technology and Eastern Florida State College ranked highest among four-year schools while Atlanta Technical College, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Owens Community College, Western Iowa Tech and Moreno Valley College ranked highest among two-year schools. “There are dozens of new dental hygiene schools popping up across the country each year,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Our job was to determine which were offering the best overall combination of quality, value and student services to help the next generation of dental hygienists succeed.” To be considered for the Community for Accredited Online Schools rankings, colleges must meet specific base requirements: each must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institution, and provide students career placement services or assistance after graduation. Each school’s place on the lists was determined by analysis of school-specific statistics, including student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. All colleges on the 2016-2017 Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking are listed below. Complete details on the data and methodology used to compile the list, as well as each school’s specific ranking can be found at: Colleges on the Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking, two-year schools: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Athens Technical College Atlanta Technical College Bellingham Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Cape Fear Community College Central Community College Central Georgia Technical College Cerritos College Chattanooga State Community College Chippewa Valley Technical College Coastal Carolina Community College College of Southern Idaho Columbus State Community College Del Mar College Delta College Diablo Valley College Eastern Iowa Community College District El Paso Community College Great Falls College Montana State University Guilford Technical Community College H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College Harcum College Hawkeye Community College Hillsborough Community College Indian Hills Community College Meridian Community College Middlesex Community College Milwaukee Area Technical College Moreno Valley College Mott Community College North Dakota State College of Science Owens Community College Ozarks Technical Community College Pasadena City College Pearl River Community College Pueblo Community College Rio Salado College Rose State College Sacramento City College Stark State College Tallahassee Community College Tarrant County College District Texas State Technical College - Harlingen Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville Wayne Community College Western Iowa Tech Community College Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Colleges on the Best Dental Hygiene Programs ranking, four-year schools: Baker College of Port Huron Broward College College of Southern Nevada Daytona State College Dixie State University Eastern Florida State College Eastern Washington University Ferris State University Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Goodwin College Gulf Coast State College Hiwassee College Idaho State University Indian River State College Indiana University-Northwest Indiana University-Purdue University - Fort Wayne Lake Washington Institute of Technology Missouri Southern State University New York University Northwestern Michigan College Palm Beach State College Pasco-Hernando State College Pensacola State College Rutgers University - New Brunswick Santa Fe College South Florida State College Southern Illinois University - Carbondale St. Petersburg College State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota SUNY College of Technology at Canton University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas - Fort Smith University of Bridgeport University of Detroit Mercy University of Hawaii Maui College University of Louisville University of Maine at Augusta University of Missouri - Kansas City University of New England University of New Haven University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of South Dakota University of Southern Indiana University of Wyoming Utah Valley University Weber State University West Liberty University West Virginia 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.


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Anthony L. Santana, BSN, WCS, RN, to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Anthony L. Santana is a Clinical Nurse Educator with 26 years of experience in his field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially wound care, medical/surgical nursing, assessment, and IV infusion. Anthony is currently working within Jersey College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Anthony’s career in nursing began in 1992 when he graduated with his Licensed Practical Nurse Degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College. He then attended Broward Community College where he received his Associate of Science Degree in Nursing in 2002. An advocate for continuing education, Anthony went on to gain his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2010 from the University of Phoenix. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education within the same educational venue, with a projected graduation in 2017. Anthony holds additional certification in Basic Life Support, CPR, IV Therapy, and Wound Care. For his wealth of experience and knowledge, Anthony received a Nightingale Award in 2015 from Jersey College. An inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Anthony attributes his success to his excellent communication skills. Learn more about Anthony L. Santana here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135129/info/ and be sure to read his upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


Johnson M.J.,Medical College of Wisconsin | Johnson M.J.,Marquette University | Shakya Y.,Marquette University | Strachota E.,Milwaukee Area Technical College | Ahamed S.I.,Marquette University
Biomedizinische Technik | Year: 2011

There is a need for effective stroke rehabilitation systems that can be used in undersupervised/unsupervised environments such as the home to assist in improving and/or sustaining functional outcomes. We determined the stability, accuracy and usability of an extremely low-cost mobile robot for use with a robot/computer motivating rehabilitation device, TheraDrive. The robot provided cues to discourage excessive trunk movements and to encourage arm movements. The mobile robot system was positively received by potential users, and it was accurate and stable over time. Feedback from users suggests that finding the optimal frequency and type of encouragement and corrective feedback given by the robot helper will be critical for long-term acceptance. © 2011 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York.


Fortney L.,Meriter Medical Group | Kindschi J.,Milwaukee Area Technical College
Integrative Medicine Alert | Year: 2013

It is important to recognize that medical marijuana cannot actually be prescribed in any U.S. state; however, 18 states and the District of Columbia permit, in varying degrees, use of marijuana with a licensed physician recommendation.43 Nonetheless, marijuana use by patients should be approached with caution, noting that there is a small but significant subset of people who will experience adverse effects. That being said, the claims of marijuana's extreme danger and highly addictive potential are also overstated. In general, for most people - and specifically for a subset of patients with particular conditions who are appropriately screened and counseled in the setting of an established therapeutic relationship with their personal physician - marijuana may be helpful while imposing little risk.44 That being said, all forms of smoking should be actively discouraged, and alternative routes of cannabis delivery - food, tincture, vaporized, sublingual, oral medication - should be used instead where appropriate on a case-by-case basis. It is also very important that physicians remind patients that although marijuana may be useful and safe in some cases, it is still illegal by federal standards. Patients who use medical marijuana depend on practical, up-to-date advice from their personal physicians who can help them navigate this evolving landscape. Copyright © AHC Media 2013.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG&MATH | Award Amount: 599.98K | Year: 2011

In the Scholarships for Science and Technology Careers project, Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is providing scholarships to students in three cohorts of approximately 12 students each. Scholarship recipients are academically-talented, economically disadvantaged students enrolled in MATCs Chemical Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Mechanical Design Technology, Information Technology (IT) Network Specialist, and IT Programming/Analyst Associate in Science Degree programs. Within the Electronics Technology program, students can graduate with an AAS specialty of Computer Electronics Technology, Biomedical Electronics Technology, and Electronic Engineering Technology. Students in these programs are targeted due to consistent demand for graduates, growth in local industries, and the needs identified by local economic development initiatives.

A college-wide, interdisciplinary team of qualified faculty and staff - all experienced in mentoring, advising, financial aid, and assessment - is administering the project, which has the following objectives:
- To increase the number of academically talented, economically disadvantaged freshmen entering STEM Associate Degree programs;
- To attract underrepresented women and minorities into STEM careers;
- To provide financial support and reduce the need for outside employment;
- To deliver academic and individualized support and enrichment experiences designed to increase program retention/completion;
- To prepare students for transition into careers or baccalaureate degrees; and
- To enhance recruitment of students into another major program on campus entitled Biochemical Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST).

Scholarship recipients have access to all MATC support structures as well as additional innovations in services designed to further their success. For example, pre-testing for at-risk factors, assessments and case management enables early interventions. Moreover, a core curriculum is being re-sequenced and technical skills social groupings are employed to develop cohorts among the interdisciplinary, urban commuter students. Participants all have opportunities to help plan and attend scientific conferences and professional meetings. Internships are available to give participants real-life experiences, and business mentors are helping the scholarship recipients transition into careers or baccalaureate programs.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCED TECH EDUCATION PROG | Award Amount: 498.22K | Year: 2011

A regional partnership of technical colleges and universities, workforce investment boards, K-12 systems, and water-driven industries and businesses have identified gaps to be filled to meet the specific personnel and skill needs of southeastern Wisconsins water technology businesses and emerging occupations. This ATE project - H2Options - is filling these gaps by modifying and developing new associate degree and technical certificate water technology programs, and establishing high school and university articulations as a part of pathways to water technology careers. This project is promoting the training of new water industry technicians to meet the growing workforce demands of the water industry in southeastern Wisconsin. These degrees and certificates are serving students at the partner institutions, as well as incumbent and dislocated workers. Through articulation, regional high school students are being introduced to opportunities in water technology and gain basic competencies to transition into two- and four-year programs. Students also benefit from internships, service learning, and mentoring opportunities. The H2Options program identifies new articulation areas; expands knowledge of specific skills, tasks and technology needed in water technology sectors; develops networks and partnerships; and makes the expanded curriculum for the career pathways available nationally. The broader impacts of the project include the modification of at least one associate degree program and creation of four new certificate programs that will reach a wide range of persons in southeastern Wisconsin. In addition, the project promotes new AAS to BS transfer articulations, incumbent worker promotional opportunities, and adult and youth career pathways leading to water industry employment through internship and service learning programs.


News Article | October 28, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

On November 5-4, SAVOR Milwaukee, Presented by Pick n’ Save, will put on their first annual tasting event. SAVOR Milwaukee, formerly Wine and Dine Wisconsin, features a stellar line-up of vendors, multiple cooking and baking demonstrations, and countless food and beverage samples both days. Guests can sample their way through over 100 exhibits featuring products, caterers and menus from right here in Wisconsin. They’ll enjoy freshly-made sushi, a craft beer pavilion, cheese islands and the UnWine’d lounge with Bittercube. The event will have presentation stages where expert demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. Included in this year’s presentations is a special appearance by Leroy Butler. Attendees can also cook with the experts from Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Culinary Arts program and learn more about culinary careers at the Milwaukee Area Technical College Hands-on Cooking Area. SAVOR Milwaukee will also showcase some of the area’s hottest restaurants in the Critic’s Choice area. All of the restaurants in Critic’s Choice are selected from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel food critic Carol Deptolla’s Top 30 Restaurants list. Critic’s Choice tickets are limited. Saturday General Admission Only: $50, Includes access to all of the vendors, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations on the main floor. Saturday Critic’s Choice: $80, The Critic’s Choice Ticket includes General Admission and grants access to SAVOR Milwaukee’s special Critic’s Choice area. Sunday General Admission Only: $45, Includes access to all of the vendors, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations on the main floor. Tickets are on sale now! About SAVOR Milwaukee: SAVOR Milwaukee is the wine, beer and food festival. Samples include wine, microbrews, craft cocktails and bite-size previews of what you’ll find when you visit the greater Milwaukee area’s restaurants. The 2016 event will be held on November 5th and 6th at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Tracie Burnside, LPN-RCS, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Tracie Burnside is a Licensed Practical Nurse currently serving patients in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With over 14 years of experience in nursing, Tracie is a specialist in hospice nursing, and caring for children on ventilators. Tracie Burnside graduated with her Nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin in 2002, becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. Tracie has completed further advanced training courses while working as a nurse, and is a Certified Registered Cardiac Sonographer. In addition to her work as a specialist hospice nurse, Tracie has worked in many areas throughout her nursing career, including cardiac nursing. She attributes her success to her love of the job, and the rewarding feeling she gets from nursing a patient back to health. When Tracie is not assisting patients, she enjoys singing and keeping fit with exercise. Learn more about Tracie Burnside here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4134138/info/  and read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

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