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.
Kruger A.J.,Wilbur Wright College |
Richter M.J.,University of California at Davis |
Seifahrt A.,University of Chicago |
Carr J.S.,U.S. Navy |
And 4 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2012
We present findings for DoAr 24E, a binary system that includes a classical infrared companion. We observed the DoAr 24E system with the Spitzer Infrared Spectrograph (IRS), with high-resolution, near-infrared spectroscopy of CO vibrational transitions, and with mid-infrared imaging. The source of high extinction toward infrared companions has been an item of continuing interest. Here we investigate the disk structure of DoAr 24E using the column densities, temperature, and velocity profiles of two CO absorption features seen toward DoAr 24Eb. We model the spectral energy distributions found using T-ReCS imaging and investigate the likely sources of extinction toward DoAr 24Eb. We find the lack of silicate absorption and small CO column density toward DoAr 24Eb suggest that the mid-infrared continuum is not as extinguished as the near-infrared, possibly due to the mid-infrared originating from an extended region. This, along with the velocity profile of the CO absorption, suggests that the source of high extinction is likely due to a disk or disk wind associated with DoAr 24Eb. © 2012. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved..
Kruger A.J.,Wilbur Wright College |
Richter M.J.,University of California at Davis |
Carr J.S.,U.S. Navy |
Najita J.R.,National Optical Astronomy Observatory |
And 4 more authors.
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2013
Our Spitzer IRS observation of the infrared companion Glass Ib revealed fine-structure emission with high ionization ([Ne III]/[Ne II] = 2.1 and [S IV]/[S III] = 0.6) that indicates that the gas is likely illuminated by hard radiation. While models suggest that extreme-ultraviolet radiation could be present in T Tauri stars, this is the first detection of [S IV] and such a high [Ne III]/[Ne II] ratio in a young star. We also find that Glass Ib displays the molecules HCN, CO2, and H2O in emission. Here we investigate the Glass I binary system and consider possible mechanisms that may have caused the high ionization, whether from an outflow or disk irradiation. We also model the spectral energy distributions of Glass Ia and Ib to test if the system is a young member of the Chameleon I star-forming region, and we consider other possible classifications for the system. We find that Glass Ib is highly variable, showing changes in continuum strength and emission features at optical, near-infrared, and mid-infrared wavelengths. The optical light curve indicates that a central stellar component in Glass Ib became entirely visible for 2.5 years beginning in mid-2002 and possibly displayed periodic variability with repeated, short-period dimming during that time. As the fine-structure emission was not detected in observations before or after our Spitzer IRS observation, we explore whether the variable nature of Glass Ib is related to the gas being highly ionized, possibly due to variable accretion or an X-ray flare. © 2013. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
News Article | November 4, 2016
Pearson today announced a new series of complimentary webinars exploring the ways that digital learning solutions can support successful course redesign in developmental mathematics at colleges and universities. Highlighting course redesign solutions at institutions in multiple states, including Iowa, Missouri, and West Virginia, the series will feature live webinars the week of November 7 and recorded webinars that are available on demand. This series is part of Pearson’s year-long “Learning Makes Us” Professional Development Webinar Series, which is designed to provide educators with the latest educational trends, learning designs, pedagogical approaches and research in higher education and the professional world. Educators who register and attend a live webinar will have the opportunity to earn Acclaim professional development badges, a web-enabled version of a credential, certification, or learning outcome. As part of this course redesign solutions webinar series, a new case study detailing how a Non-STEM Pathways course using MyMathLab® demonstrates success at Des Moines Area Community College, will be featured in the kick-off webinar on Tuesday, November 8. Leveraging the Pathways instructional model and MyMathLab from Pearson, Professor Dan Petrak prepared students in College Prep Math to be successful in Liberal Arts Math. Student Success for Non-STEM Students at Des Moines Area Community College Using a Pathways Approach Tuesday, November 8, 2-3 p.m. EST Presenter: Dan Petrak, professor, Des Moines Area Community College Pathways is a national movement offering alternative mathematics courses and curriculum for non-STEM majors at the community college level. This student-centered, highly interactive curricular approach engages developmental math students and prepares them for math for liberal arts or statistics in one semester. This interactive webinar will present the rationale, methods, and outstanding results of this approach at Des Moines Area Community College. Co-Requisite Courses: A Panel Discussion of What’s Working Tuesday, November 8, 4-5 p.m. EST Presenters: Valentin Dragos, professor, Wilbur Wright College; Kevin Kenady, professor, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College; and Tamela Randolph, professor, Southeast Missouri State University Co-requisite/co-curricular courses are a growing trend across the country as a way to address redesign and acceleration. Participants will hear from faculty at institutions who have implemented co-requisite courses and found success. Presenters will share what their co-requisite course(s) looks like, obstacles they’ve encountered, and meaningful lessons they’ve learned. Leveraging Technology to Support the Transition From Student to Learner Wednesday, November 9, 3-4 p.m. EST Presenter: Connie Richardson, Charles A. Dana Center Participants will experience the Dana Center’s pathways curricular materials for developmental and gateway mathematics courses, which contain features that help students become self-directed and self-regulating, while providing the instructor with information about student progress. Using Technology to Accelerate Learning Thursday, November 10, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. EST Presenter: Diane Hollister, professor, Reading Area Community College Hollister will discuss tools embedded in MyMathLab that can help facilitate an effective co-requisite course structure. These tools include Integrated Review MyMathLab courses and workbooks, Skill Builder Exercises, a Companion Study Plan, and customizing a learning path specific for course/student needs. Course Redesign 101: The Good… the Bad… and the Ugly... Thursday, November 10, 3-4 p.m. EST Presenter: Andreana Grimaldo, professor, Quinsigamond Community College Institutions are being encouraged (mandated) to redesign their developmental math sequence or to employ other initiatives into the curriculum. What does “course redesign” mean? In this session, Grimaldo will define and introduce the basics of course redesign that would apply to any redesign project. For more information or to register for the webinars, visit this website. About Pearson Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visit http://www.Pearsoned.com.
News Article | October 29, 2016
Receive press releases from America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals: By Email Americas Registry of Outstanding Professionals Honors John Samuel-Jebaraj David as Professional of the Year 2016 John Samuel-Jebaraj David of Skokie, Illinois, Leading Amway Professional, has been honored as Professional of the Year 2016 in America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals for his work in Accounting, Consulting and Business Services with Therapy Physics, Inc. Farmingdale, NY, October 29, 2016 --( The Professional of the Year membership in America’s Registry is awarded to those candidates who have achieved recognition in their respective industry or profession for their accomplishments and who have established a commendable reputation. This membership honors individuals who have reached the highest standards of business practices and, as such, should be recognized for their standings in the business world. America’s Registry is pleased to honor John Samuel-Jebaraj David for his exemplary career in Consulting/Business Services. Farmingdale, NY, October 29, 2016 --( PR.com )-- John Samuel-Jebaraj David has 13 years experience in the consumer products field. He is an Independent Agent for Amway which sells and distributes consumer products nationally. He serves as an Accountant and Independent Sales Representative responsible for recruiting, training, troubleshooting and reconciliations. He is also responsible for sales, distribution and software consulting. Mr. David was born on January 31, 1975 in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He earned his B.A. in Mathematics from Trinity International University in 1998 and received an Advanced Computer Science Certificate from Wilbur Wright College in 2002. In his leisure time, Mr. David enjoys decoding and deciphering the Bible.The Professional of the Year membership in America’s Registry is awarded to those candidates who have achieved recognition in their respective industry or profession for their accomplishments and who have established a commendable reputation. This membership honors individuals who have reached the highest standards of business practices and, as such, should be recognized for their standings in the business world. America’s Registry is pleased to honor John Samuel-Jebaraj David for his exemplary career in Consulting/Business Services. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals