Friday - March 24, 2017
U.S. Public and Private Higher Education

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from public, private and community colleges in the U.S.

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UVA Tests Online Program to Help People with HIV Live Longer, Healthier Lives
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 22 -- The University of Virginia's Health System issued the following news release:

Researchers at the School of Medicine are hoping that the power of the internet - and compelling personal experiences - will help reach people with HIV who are neglecting their health because of fear, stigma or substance abuse.

The researchers are testing an online program they have developed to address the problems they see most commonly among people who are failing to take their HIV medications. In some cases, they say, people won't even fill their prescriptions because they don't ... Show Full Article

Religious Ethicist and Scholar to deliver 2017 Lawler Lecture
OMAHA, Neb., March 22 -- Creighton University issued the following news release:

The 19th annual Lawler Lecture in Catholic Theology will feature a distinguished scholar on Catholic moral theology and ethics.

Wednesday, March 29, Aline Kalbian, PhD, chair of the Department of Religion at Florida State University, will deliver a talk titled "Strangers in Our Midst: The Perils and Promise of Hospitality." Kalbian will touch on the nature of hospitality in the modern age and what obligations faithful people have to provide care and comfort to strangers and guests.

Editor of the Journal of ... Show Full Article

Michael McAteer, DBA, Appointed Dean, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies
NEW YORK, March 22 -- Berkeley College issued the following news release:

Michael McAteer, DBA, has been appointed Dean, Berkeley College School of Professional Studies. In this role, Dr. McAteer will maintain academic standards, oversee the hiring of faculty, and work with other Deans to support the mission and values of Berkeley College.

"Dr. McAteer has more than 20 years of professional experience," said Beth M. Castiglia, PhD, Berkeley College Provost. "He has shown an unwavering dedication to his students and their academic success. He is committed to excellence in the classroom and ... Show Full Article

Kish Partners with Business Incubator to Offer Small Business Workshop March 28
MALTA, Ill., March 22 -- Kishwaukee College issued the following news release:

Kishwaukee College is partnering with DeKalb County Business Incubator to offer a free Small Business Planning Workshop, on Tuesday, March 28 from 6 - 9:00p.m. in the Five Seasons Room at the Community Outreach Building, 2500 Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. Although the workshop is free, space is limited; interested businesses should pre-register to reserve seating by calling 815-895-7189 or by email at

The Small Business Planning Workshop will be presented by Ellen Huxtable, the ... Show Full Article

HU's Online Master's in Counseling Ranked Nationally for Low Cost
HUNTINGTON, Ind., March 22 -- Huntington University issued the following news release: has ranked Huntington University as #24 for a low-cost online counseling master's degree. The top 50 schools in the United States were identified for the 2016-2017 ranking.

"We are pleased that our unique approach to graduate education, emphasizing personal, professional and spiritual growth continues to be recognized and honored. The Institute for Leadership and Counseling is guided by three fundamental precepts: professional competence, personal transformation, and powerful impact," ... Show Full Article

Food Insecurity Conference Set for March 29
MACOMB, Ill., March 22 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release:

In 2015, 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children. [Hunger Facts & Poverty Statistics: Feeding America]. The McDonough County InterAgency Council will host a daylong conference, "Food Insecurity: How it Affects Our Children," Wednesday, March 29 at Western Illinois University.

The professional development conference, sponsored by the WIU College of Education and Human Services, WIU Department of Health Sciences and Social Work, the ... Show Full Article

Director Hired for USD's Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
VERMILLION, S.D., March 22 -- The University of South Dakota issued the following news:

The newly created Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, an organization formed at the University of South Dakota to implement the work plan produced by Jolene's Law Task Force and Coalition, has hired a director, Carrie Gonsor Sanderson. She will direct and coordinate activities at the Center, including work to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse and child maltreatment in South Dakota.

Gonsor Sanderson previously worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's ... Show Full Article