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Writing Program Receives Certificate of Excellence
FOND DU LAC, Wis., April 21 -- The University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac issued the following news release:

The writing program at the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) recently received a certificate of excellence from a national organization. UW-Fond du Lac is one of the 14 UWC freshman/sophomore campuses located across the state serving more than 13,000 students.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) is a constituent organization within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

UMFK to Bestow Distinguished Service Award on John Murphy During 135th Commencement Ceremonies
FORT KENT, Maine, April 21 -- The University of Maine's Fort Kent campus issued the following news release:

The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to announce that retiring Vice President of Administration, John Murphy, will be awarded the Distinguished Service Award at UMFK's 135th commencement ceremony on May 13, 2017. This award is given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in service to UMFK.

John attended UMFK from 1972 to 1975, earning an associate's degree. He is a former UMFK student-athlete that played for the Bengal's soccer team for three years. He went on to ... Show Full Article

Shelton State and University of Alabama Collegiate 100 Students Earn National Recognition
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., April 21 -- Shelton State Community College issued the following news release:

At their April 19 pinning ceremony, candidates from Shelton State Community College's and the University of Alabama's Collegiate 100 were recognized as national Collegiate 100 members.

The following students were inducted: Jacoby Alford, Brandon Browder, Veyonte Bynum, Terrance Dallas, Latasha Gibbs, Angelan Gibson, James Gross, Jocelyn Hurst, Lawrence Jones, Myles Kelley, Dedrick Lee, Neil Malone, Julian McCray, Clifton Monroe, Dennis Parnell, Jordan Phillips, Christian Malik Shorter, Brandon ... Show Full Article

Senior Thesis Exhibitions in Clay Planned at Craft Center
COOKEVILLE, Tenn., April 21 -- Tennessee Technological University issued the following news release:

Tennessee Tech's Appalachian Center for Craft will present senior thesis exhibitions in clay April 24-30 and May 3-7.

"Public Introspection," the bachelor of fine arts senior thesis exhibition in clay by Joseph McDaniel will be on display in Gallery One April 24-30.

The exhibition is a public celebration of McDaniel's private introspective thoughts. He takes the moments in time that he relives and expresses them in abstracted sculptures and wall hangings. The pieces represent the tipping ... Show Full Article

Scientific Survey Shows Highest-Ever Level of Spawning-Age Female Crabs
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 21 -- The College of William and Mary issued the following news story:

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission this week released the results of the 2017 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows a 31 percent increase in adult female crabs and forecasts another year of improved harvests. This is the highest level of adult, spawning-age females recorded in the survey's 28-year history.

Conducted annually by William & Mary's Virginia Insitute of Marine Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources since 1990, the winter dredge survey is the primary assessment ... Show Full Article

PBL Chapter Earns Top Honors
FAYETTE, Iowa, April 21 -- Upper Iowa University issued the following news release:

Ten future business leaders from Upper Iowa University (UIU) attended the recent State Leadership Conference in Ames, Iowa. The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter members showcased their skills and knowledge, and for their efforts the UIU students earned first place for the largest percentage increase in chapter membership (43 percent) and second-place honors for their local chapter annual business report.

Lynn Isvik, UIU PBL Chapter adviser, noted that for the first time a student from a UIU Center competed as ... Show Full Article

A&M-Corpus Christi Hosts Weston Smith, Former CFO of Fortune 500 Company and Corporate Fraud and Business Ethics Expert
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 21 -- Texas A&M University's Corpus Christi campus issued the following news release:

In today's political atmosphere of "putting America first" and a focus on the economy, there is additional interest in the upcoming speaker at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Kirkland Distinguished Visiting Executive Lecture Speaker Series. Weston Smith will speak about his first-hand experience with billions of dollars in financial statement fraud and what ultimately made him speak out.

The speaker series, hosted by the College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, ... Show Full Article