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WT Student Media Receives Awards at TIPA Convention
CANYON, Texas, March 23 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news, dated March 20:

West Texas A&M University's student media received 12 awards from the Previously Published category, and earned one On-Site Contest award at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) convention.

Students involved in media organizations such as the Prairie and Eternal Flame submitted work completed during the spring and fall semesters in 2018 last December. The awards were announced at the annual TIPA convention held in Corpus Christi from March 13 to 16.

"We submitted our work back in in ... Show Full Article

WT Alumni Association Announces 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awardees
CANYON, Texas, March 23 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news, dated March 20:

West Texas A&M University and the WT Alumni Association will honor its most recent selection of distinguished alumni during the annual Phoenix Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4 in the Jack B. Kelly Student Center, Legacy Hall.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni members who have made significant contributions to their field and community while honoring the legacy of excellence at WT. The newest class of award winners is an impressive group that includes Mike Bain, Angelo McClain, Gail ... Show Full Article

Talking Opioid Crisis Trends With UMN
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 23 -- The University of Minnesota issued the following news release, dated March 21:

The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health recently released a report on the evolving opioid crisis across the United States. Since 2010, rapid increases in deaths from illicit opioids have outpaced deaths from natural and semi-synthetic opioids. Additional data suggest that the overdose crisis may now be expanding beyond opioids.

Colin Planalp with SHADAC answers questions about opioid overdose death trends, how ... Show Full Article

Saunders College Professorship Facilitates 'Unlikely' Interdisciplinary Research Relationships
ROCHESTER, New York, March 23 -- Rochester Institute of Technology issued the following news release, dated March 21:

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- Professor Victor Perotti is at the helm of this unique undertaking

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Victor Perotti is no stranger to RIT, having worked as a faculty member in Saunders College of Business since 1997. But he also strives to create, innovate, reinvent and explore new opportunities as is defined in his latest role as The Benjamin Forman Collaborative Research Professorship. In this position, Perotti acts as a facilitator for research alliances that benefit students and faculty that ... Show Full Article

Obesity Identified as a Top Health Threat to Residents of Mercer County, N.J.
LAWRENCEVILLE, New Jersey, March 23 -- Rider University issued the following news release, dated March 21:

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- Carol Nicholas of the Greater Mercer County Public Health Partnership recently discussed the topic on 'Health 411'

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In 2016, about a third of all residents in Mercer County, N.J., reported a body mass index equal to or greater than 30, which is a measurement that defines obesity. Individuals who are obese live with a higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

The Greater Mercer County Public Health ... Show Full Article

Award-Winning Author Luis Alberto Urrea at DePauw April 24 for Boswell Symposium
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, March 23 -- DePauw University issued the following news:

Luis Alberto Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, will come to DePauw University as for the Hampton and Esther Boswell Symposium. The public is invited to attend a reading on Wednesday, April 24, in Watson Forum, located within DePauw's Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. A question-and-answer session and signing will follow the event and books will be available for purchase.

The New York Times describes Urrea's most recent book, The House of Broken ... Show Full Article

Alvernia University Student Earns Newman Civic Fellowship
READING, Pennsylvania, March 23 -- Alvernia University issued the following news, dated March 21:

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- Social change efforts in Reading community leads to national recognition

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For her collaborative social change efforts in the City of Reading community, Alvernia University student Victoria Cerulli (Massapequa, N.Y.) has earned national recognition by being named a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact.

Cerulli served as the long-time president of the Circle K Club and oversaw the growth of membership and impactful community event offerings by the campus organization, which associates ... Show Full Article