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Bill Nye, Everyone’s Favorite Science Guy, To Receive SFU Honorary Degree

Bill Nye, Everyone’s Favorite Science Guy, To Receive SFU Honorary Degree

America’s favorite scientists, Bill Nye, is set to receive a much deserved honorary degree from Simon Fraser University during convocation ceremonies on October 8th and 9th. The honorary degree from Simon Fraser University isn’t the first of it’s kind to be received by the iconic scientist, educator, comedian, writer, actor and former mechanical engineer, though.



New MOOC For Nurses Set To Launch At CUW

New MOOC For Nurses Set To Launch At CUW

Nurses without an advanced degree will soon be able to continue their education at Concordia University Wisconsin’s (CUW) new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for its existing nursing program. The MOOC will be offered through the university’s Office of Continuing and Distance Education and is expected to launch soon. “We are hoping that this MOOC,



Disney College Program Offers Students Internships, Experiences And More

Disney College Program Offers Students Internships, Experiences And More

Move of, Mickey! Make way, Minnie! Students across the country are hoping to gain hands-on experience as interns at the “Happiest Place On Earth” through the Disney College Program. Each year upwards of 50,000 students apply and eagerly wait for a phone call or email notifying them of their acceptance to the program. Only about



Zaytuna College Becomes 1st Accredited Muslim College In US

Zaytuna College Becomes 1st Accredited Muslim College In US

Zaytuna College officially becomes the first Muslim college to be granted accreditation in the United States. The official letter of accreditation came from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a U.S. Department of Education recognized organization, on March 4, 2015. Zaytuna College received a glowing letter from the WASC acknowledging what they call “a


Demand For Nurses Grows As Colleges Rise To The Challenge

Demand For Nurses Grows As Colleges Rise To The Challenge

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting the demand for nurses to skyrocket 19% by 2022, according to their Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition. This means that their will be approximately 526,800 jobs created for nurses of the present and of the future within the next seven years. Pamela Brown, president of Blessing-Rieman College of


Common Inspires Students During OSU Appearance

Common Inspires Students During OSU Appearance

Last Thursday the students of Oklahoma State University had the amazing opportunity to hear activist, humanitarian, actor and rapper, Common, speak at the Gallagher-Iba Arena. His appearance comes on the heels of his Academy Award and Golden Globe wins for his powerful song, “Glory,” from the must-see movie, “Selma.” “Speakers Board is really proud to



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