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Task Interrupted: A Plan for Returning Helps You Move On
SEATTLE, Washington, Jan. 16 -- The University of Washington issued the following news release:

Get interrupted at work much? Making a quick plan for returning to and completing the task you're leaving will help you focus better on the interrupting work, according to new research from the University of Washington.

Taking a minute when interrupted to create a "ready-to-resume" plan can help you disengage and move on, avoiding what Sophie Leroy, an assistant professor in the UW Bothell School of Business, calls "attention residue" -- that is, continuing to worry and think about the last work when ... Show Full Article

OCAC Student Winona Hwang Chosen for SNAG Online Exhibition
PORTLAND, Oregon, Jan. 16 -- Oregon College of Art and Craft issued the following news release:

Winona Hwang, third-year Metals student, has had her work included in the Society of North American Goldsmiths' online exhibition and weekly newsletter.

Appropriated Adornment, a We Are SNAG Exhibition juried by Michael Dale Bernard (UW-Milwaukee) and Emily Stoehrer (MFA Boston), includes work in which "the starting points were as diverse as personal biography, science, material culture, current events, and politics. The techniques ranged from traditional goldsmithing to knitting, and the materials ... Show Full Article

Governor Nathan Deal Recommends Funding for Two Georgia Southern Projects Supporting Workforce Development
STATESBORO, Georgia, Jan. 16 -- Georgia Southern University issued the following news release:

Two Georgia Southern University projects have been included in Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's recent budget recommendations to the General Assembly for the upcoming fiscal year. Gov. Deal's budget priorities include building an educated workforce capable of meeting future job demands.

Now the fourth largest public university in Georgia, Georgia Southern is fully focused on its mission to serve the region and the state by developing the workforce. Georgia Southern will serve as an intellectual catalyst for ... Show Full Article

Dr. Jo Marshall Set to Retire as SCC President and CEO
SOMERSET, Kentucky, Jan. 16 -- Somerset Community College issued the following news release:

Dr. Jo Marshall, president and CEO of Somerset Community College since 2000, recently announced her plans to retire from the college effective June 30, 2018.

"My decision to retire has not been an easy one; however, I rest assured that SCC will continue to grow and flourish as it has done for the past 53 years," said Dr. Marshall. "My tenure at SCC started with a successful SACS accreditation for the college and was quickly followed by the unification of Somerset Community College, Somerset Technical ... Show Full Article

Downtown Campus Recognized as Project of the Year
ROCHESTER, New York, Jan. 16 -- Monroe Community College issued the following news:

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Monroe Community College (MCC) President Dr. Anne M. Kress today announced that Monroe County has received the "Project of the Year Award" for the construction of the MCC Downtown Campus from the Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The award was categorized in "Structures Greater than $75 Million" and reflects the project partners' commitment to innovation and collaboration.

"Our state-of-the-art MCC Downtown Campus represents a substantial ... Show Full Article

DelVal to Offer New Rock 'N' Roll Elective
DOYLESTOWN, Pennsylvania, Jan. 16 -- Delaware Valley College issued the following news:

Stephen Tow is working on booking a lineup of musicians for the spring, but it's not for a music festival. Tow is planning a new music history elective at Delaware Valley University.

DelVal will offer an elective called "Critical Issues in American History (LA 4116)," which will cover rock 'n' roll history, for the spring 2018 semester. Students in the course will have the chance to Skype with music legends as they learn about music history.

The three-credit course, taught by Tow, will cover the entire period ... Show Full Article

'Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck'
DELAWARE, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release:

After analyzing more than 40 data points for over 650 U.S. colleges and universities, The Princeton Review(R) has named Ohio Wesleyan University as one of "The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck."

The designation comes in the new book, "Colleges That Pay You Back: 2018 Edition" released today by Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books.

"We salute Ohio Wesleyan University, and all of our 'Colleges That Pay You Back' schools," said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review's editor-in-chief ... Show Full Article