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Is it time to take your Wisconsin Cosmetology Continuing Education course?

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@HomePrep wants to know — Is it time to take your Wisconsin Cosmetology Continuing Education course?

Our advertising is light, but our message is serious. Are you ready to renew you Wisconsin Cosmetology License? Don’t run the risk of not completing the continuing education requirement before your license expires. Our course is good for a year. That means you can take it a month before your license needs to be renewed or any time within 364 days before your license needs to be renewed.

You don’t need to wait until the last minute to take our continuing education course. You can start taking our course now and we will submit your successful completion to Wisconsin. You never know when life is going to interrupt your study plans. Be prepared. Take your class now and complete the required quizzes. Then when you license needs to be renewed, your completion of the continuing education course will be on file with the State of Wisconsin.

Why take the @Home Prep Wisconsin Cosmetology Continuing Education course? We think our price is the lowest. However, if you find a competitor that offers a similar review at a lower price, we will beat their price by 10%. We present the material you need not all at once, but in sections. Each section is followed by a quiz. If something comes up in the middle of the quiz, you do NOT have to start all over again. You can suspend the quiz and come back to where you left off. Read the full blog about the Wisconsin Cosmetology Continuing Education course.

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@Home Prep Blog: Why Take the @Home Prep Texas Electrician Continuing Education Course?

Texas Electrician Continuing Education

Tom Dorsey Jr.'s blog: All online courses are different. Every company writes their own material and presents it differently. Our course is:
1. Professionally written. We cover the codebook but our professionals write the commentary. We know you want to understand the latest rules and concepts. The @Home Prep Texas Electrician Continuing Education course presents material relevant to you written by professionals.
2. Fully narrated by a professional reader. When you are listening to a course for four hours, we feel you deserve a professional reader and we think you absorb the material better by both hearing and seeing the material.
3. The course contains review questions after each chapter to help you know if you comprehended the material (this is not a graded test). You care about your job and we want to make sure you understand the material presented. If you want, you can go back and review any chapters as many times as you like. Continue reading blog "Why Take the @Home Prep Texas Electrician Continuing Education Course?"

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Local Doctors on Call: Natural and Herbal Medicine

Dr. Steven Roensch, Dean of Clinicial Sciences, East West College of Natural Medicine(EWCNM) and Dr. David Miller, EWCNM, appear on this episode of Local Doctors on Call to discuss natural and herbal medicine. Watch past episodes on our EWCNM YouTube Channel.

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MMI Blog: Job Spotlight - Full Stack Developer

Full Stack Developer

John Maier's blog: Regardless of the project or client specific software or processes, Full Stack Developers need to know every nuance of how web and application creation works. Whether it’s setting up or maintaining servers, keeping track of all of the JavaScript within an application or using their design skills with CSS, HTML and SVG (scalable vector graphics), these talented individuals can jump from section to section with ease and can easily recommend and analyze any suggested or implemented solution. Continue reading blog "Job Spotlight - Full Stack Developer".

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MMI Blog: Create Your Own Superhero

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Bobby Duncanson's blog: If you’d like to put your creative side to work in a high-tech field, animation may be a good choice for you. Combining animation and motion capture skills, you could give virtual characters life-like qualities that are sought after in the entertainment, education and marketing industries. The MMI game department can teach you how to create and animate your comic book hero or villain in our 3D Modeling for Gaming or Animation & Motion Capture programs. Continue reading blog: "Create Your Own Superhero".

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MMI Blog: Marketing & Event Management Class Helps Vets

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Matt Eidson's blog: I’m Matt Eidson, Instructor, Entertainment & Media Business, at Madison Media Institute. One of the classes I teach is Marketing & Event Management. In this class, we have students put into action what they learn. Here is just one example.
After one week of coming up with ideas for our class assignment, the students decided on supporting a local veteran’s group called DryHootch. Their motto is: “Helping veterans and their families who survived the war; survive the peace.” When Melinda (who runs DryHootch Madison) and one of the members spoke to our class, it just resonated with everyone. Since Don Runaas is a 5-6 tour Afghanistan/Iraq veteran and a student at MMI, his story about how DryHootch helps many area vets, including himself, help solidify our decision. Continue reading blog "Marketing & Event Management Class Helps Vets".

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RCC Blog: Job Spotlight: Business Analytics Intern

Job Spotlight: Business Analytics Intern

John Maier's blog: The Business Analytics Intern is an entry-level position that is the first step into a long and satisfying career that involves interpreting results using a variety of techniques. Job duties will range from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining. They can expect to design and develop as well as implement and maintains business solutions in a wide spectrum of applications. A Business Analytics Intern will work directly with clients and project leaders to identify analytical requirements. They will need to have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. They will also rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job and they typically report to a Manager of some sort. This Manager position would be a goal for someone trying to climb this particular career ladder. Continue reading blog "Job Spotlight - Business Analytics Intern".

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Rockford, Illinois: Student Massage Clinic from 3:30 – 9:30 pm Every Tuesday

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Rockford Career College(RCC)(1130 S Alpine Rd #100, Rockford, IL 61108) offers a Student Massage Clinic from 3:30 – 9:30 pm every Tuesday. Experience the benefits of Massage Therapy.

Sixty(60) minute sessions: $10 for RCC students, $25 for RCC staff and $30 for the public. Call 815-965-8615 to schedule an appointment.

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SC Blog: Do You Know What Is Toxic to Pets? Vet Techs Do!

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Danya Linehan's blog: A vase filled with lilies, fresh green grapes, and gooey oatmeal raisin cookies with big chunks of dark chocolate sound good, unless you are a veterinarian, veterinary technician or any animal care professional. Why? Because these seemingly innocuous items are all potentially life threatening when ingested by our dogs and cats. Want to keep the animals in your life safer from toxins?
Well, there’s an app for that! Literally, there is now a helpful app thanks to the ASPCA’s Poison Control Center. You can download the app right to your smartphones, (which are now bordering on geniusphones). Continue reading blog "Do You Know What Is Toxic to Pets? Vet Techs Do!"

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SC Blog: What is Construction Management?

What is Construction Management?

Jordan Tomase's blog: At Stautzenberger College, we are always adding new programs to our school! One of newest programs is Construction Management. But what is Construction Management? And what can you do with a degree in it? Let’s break down the basics of Construction Management:
The Fundamentals
A construction manager is in charge of planning, directing, budgeting and supervising construction projects from beginning to end. As a construction manager, excellent communications skills are a must. You’ll have to explain the different projects, contracts and work progress to the other professionals you’ll be working with. Continue reading blog "What is Construction Management?"

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Stautzenberger Brecksville Campus President, John P. Girard

Stautzenberger College Brecksville Campus President, John P. Girard, and Director of Admissions, Chris Arvay, were interviewed on New Day Cleveland! They discussed exciting news about lower tuition and new programs. Check out our programs.

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Maumee, Ohio: Student Massage Clinic at 12pm and 1:30pm Every Thursday

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Stautzenberger College-Maumee Campus(1796 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, OH 43537) is holding a STUDENT Massage Clinic at 12pm and 1:30pm.

A one hour massage is $25. Anyone interested in scheduling a massage should call 419-866-0261 ext 123.

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EW Blog: If April Showers Bring May Flowers, What Do May Flowers Bring? Aromatherapy, of Course!

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East West College of Natural Medicine(EWCNM) Nancy Tegan's blog: When given the opportunity, most of us can’t resist burying our faces in flowering jasmine, roses, lavender or an entire bouquet of flowers to breathe in the fragrance. This is basic aromatherapy, but that pure enjoyment of the scent is only part of the magic.
Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil Therapy, is the art and science of using naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to promote health in the body, mind and spirit. The French perfumer and chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse coined the term “aromatherapie” in 1937 with the publication of his book by the same name. Continue reading blog "If April Showers Bring May Flowers, What Do May Flowers Bring? Aromatherapy, of Course!"

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SC Blog: What Are Our Vet Tech Graduates Up To?

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Danya Linehan, DVM at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus blogs about "What Are Our Vet Tech Graduates Up To?"

Excerpt from blog: Thanks to social media, I get to keep in touch with many of my Animal Studies/Vet Tech graduates after they have moved onward and upward post-college-life. Syd is one of those, and she’s one I think more people should know. Syd has always been open about her own struggles, her animal welfare causes, and . . .well . . . just about everything! That’s one of the things I love about her. The tenacity with which she tackles animal welfare issues and achieving her goals in spite of obstacles make this woman an inspiration. PLUS she’s funny. Read more....

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SC Blog: Animal Care Folks: Are Dogs Getting Crazier?

Danya with her Cat

Danya Linehan, DVM at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus blogs about "Are Dogs Getting Crazier?"

Excerpt from blog: Were retro-dogs from the 1960’s & 1970’s less crazy than post-millennial dogs? It seems that way! If you are a veterinarian, veterinary technician, animal groomer, or any animal professional involved with animal welfare or animal care, you may be nodding your head in agreement. So why? Read more....

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SC Blog: Operation “Aseptic Guardians”: Surgical and Sterile Techs On the Healthcare Frontlines!

Operation “Aseptic Guardians”: Surgical and Sterile Techs  On the Healthcare Frontlines!

John Girard, President at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus blogs about "Operation “Aseptic Guardians”: Surgical and Sterile Techs On the Healthcare Frontlines!".

Excerpt from blog: It is no secret that our modern health care workers (surgical and sterile techs) are often true medical warriors fighting for the health and well-being of their patients every day. While some battles, such as injury and disease are well known, one of the most important battles rages strongly and quietly behind the scenes – the war against germs. Infections are the most common complication afflicting hospital patients. Infections prolong hospital stays, escalate costs and can cause significant harm to patients. Read more....

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SC Blog: Be a Great Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist

Jordan Tomase, Community Outreach Coordinator at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Maumee Campus writes a great blog about being a great massage therapist.

Excerpt from blog: Anyone can go to school to become a Massage Therapist, but how can YOU become a GREAT one? There is a difference between being good and great. Throughout life you should always strive to do your best, especially in a career that you are passionate about. You wouldn’t go eat at a mediocre restaurant? So why only be an “okay” massage therapist? Here are some qualities that great massage therapists have: Read more....

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SC Blog: Why Should You Become A HVAC Technician?

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Jordan Tomase, Community Outreach Coordinator at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Maumee Campus writes about "Why Should You Become A HVAC Technician?"

Excerpt from blog: Let us start with some basics. HVAC is the abbreviation for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC technicians repair, install or service the heating and air conditioning systems in commercial or residential institutions. HVAC is a very hands-on career. You will be using your hands every day when trying to determine why Mrs. Johnson’s air conditioner picked the hottest day of the year to go on the blink, or why the animal shelter lost their heat on the coldest day of the year. Read more....

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SC Blog: Business Administration: Online Classes Gain Popularity

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Terri Holte, Vice President of Admissions and Marketing, American Higher Education Corporation blogs for Stautzenberger College(SC).

Excerpt from blog: While some programs like Medical Assisting or HVAC require a classroom environment, other subjects such as business can easily be completed online. According to the Open Education Database, there are over 3 million students enrolled in fully online classes and another 6 million taking one or more classes online. Based on this information it would seem online learning is gaining in popularity with students from all walks of life from recent high school graduates to fulltime professionals, but why are online classes so popular? Read more....

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RCC Blog: Job Spotlight: Web Editorial Assistant

Web Editorial Assistant

John Maier, Professor of Online Courses for Rockford Career College and Stautzenberger College blogs about being a Web Editorial Assistant.

Excerpt from blog: A Web Editorial Assistant is an entry-level position that helps to collect, select and edit stories for websites. Often they start as a Proof Reader, someone who reads copy to detect errors in spelling, punctuation and syntax. They will have to verify facts, dates and statistics using standard reference sources available to them and/or their company. They will need to have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. A Web Editorial Assistant will rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job and they typically report to a Manager of some sort. This Manager position would be a goal for someone trying to climb this particular career ladder. Read more....

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RCC Blog: Job Spotlight: Marketing Specialist

Job Spotlight: Marketing Specialist

John Maier, Professor of Online Courses for Rockford Career College and Stautzenberger College blogs about being a Marketing Specialist.

Excerpt from blog: A Marketing Specialist helps to create communication material that effectively describes and promotes an organization and its products. This could include graphics, brochures, company or product fact sheets, logos, or other promotional items. They could research and develop content for publication of the products or they might prepare presentations and speeches geared towards employees. Later they can expect to be involved in advertising, direct mailing, printing, customer events, and even trade shows. Read more....

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RCC Blog: Job Spotlight: Social Media Analyst

Social Media Analyst

John Maier, Professor of Online Courses for Rockford Career College and Stautzenberger College blogs about being a Web Editorial Assistant.

Excerpt from blog: The role of the Social Media Analyst is to collect and analyze data related to social media marketing campaigns- for example, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, etc. They help their company to identify appropriate channels for their specific business needs and helps to tailor various campaign information to target their desired audience. They track the performance of all of their social media campaigns and will suggest, develop, and make changes where needed to improve business results. Read more....

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RCC Blog: Managing Change: “If you don’t like change, you’re going to hate extinction!”

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Michael Donovan, Ph.D., Professor of Human Resource Management & Psychology, Online Courses for Rockford Career College and Stautzenberger College blogs about managing change.

Excerpt from blog: Do you remember: Circuit City, Compaq Computers, TWA, RCA, My Space, Borders, General Foods, or Blockbuster? All of these companies were either too slow or unable to adapt to the managing change in their industries and are no more. Read more....

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RCC Blog: Paralegal School: Future Certified Paralegals Try a Case

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Melissa Ridgeway from Rockford Career College blogs her paralegal students.

Excerpt from blog: Admit it – murder fascinates you. The legal field; the cases; the possible parties involved; it all screams for attention by anyone who cares to notice it. That being said, anyone interested in a paralegal job can admit to seeing at least one episode of Law and Order. The second that first “bum bum” noise effect (simulating the hits of a judge’s gavel) is heard, it becomes full-on-focus-time for those interested in a paralegal career or legal assistant career. In Rockford Career College’s Court Procedures class, the students were able to practically live out an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Read more....

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EWCNM at Multicultural Festival

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At a recent Multicultural Festival, our students gave chair massages. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us! If you missed it, you can always learn more about our programs by calling 941-355-9080 or visiting East West College of Natural Medicine(EWCNM).

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Florida State Massage Therapy Association

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Our East West College of Natural Medicine(EWCNM) students helped out with a demo at the Reflexology training with FSMTA (Florida State Massage Therapy Association). Call 941-355-9080 to learn more about reflexology!

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EW Blog: Earthing for Earth Day

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Read East West College of Natural Medicine(EWCNM), Nancy Tegan's blog Earthing for Earth Day. Excerpt from blog: Massage therapists and energy healers have known all along the importance of staying grounded. We ground ourselves before and after we work on clients. Not only does this practice make us more effective at performing our jobs, it also yields numerous health benefits. In fact, “earthing” has caught on with the public at large due to these health benefits. Earthing reduces inflammation, creates inner peace, promotes balance and supports overall well-being.

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MMI Blog: Motion Capture Using Motion Eye Tracking

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Bobby Duncanson, Game Department Program Chair at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs about Motion Eye Tracking.

Excerpt from blog: Mike Gleicher approached me via email asking if MMI would be willing to help them research motion capture using their eye tracking equipment. I met Mike and Tomislav (Tom) Pejsa (a CompSi Doctorate student) in July 2015. We talked about what they wanted to do and to see if I could help them. They wanted to use their SMI Eye Tracking Glasses with full body motion capture. In Sept 2015, Tom came to MMI again and we suited up one of our female students and started with the project. The overall reason for this was to see if their eye tracking glasses could actually track eye and head movement accurately with body movement. Read more....

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MMI Blog: Digital Product Marketing, Does it Always Work?

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Kai Thietje, Lead Instructor, Media Business, at Minneapolis Media Institute(MMI) blogs about how Kanye West gave downloading site Tidal the exclusive on his new album. Kai Thietje predicts whether or not this will be a “digital product marketing fail.” Agree or disagree?

Excerpt from blog: Well, just like last week here is another blog that involves a recording artist. This week we focus on their digital product marketing. Have you heard of the music streaming and download site Tidal? If so, I am guessing it has more to do with the publicity it has received due to Kanye West’s decision to release his new album exclusively through the service than anything else. That is right; Kanye West gave Tidal the exclusive on his new album. Read more....

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MMI Blog: Williamson Magnetic Recording Company

Williamson Magnetic Recording Company

Doug Olson, Lead Instructor, Recording & Live Sound at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs about Williamson Magnetic Recording Company.

Excerpt from blog: On Friday, March 25, we had a great time hanging out at Williamson Magnetic Recording Company – Madison’s new all-analog studio. It’s a great space – located in a 110-year-old building with its original wood floor, plaster walls and woodwork. The vibe is exactly what you’d want for an analog studio – warm and comfortable. Perhaps less expected is that it takes up the ground floor of a bakery. No matter, though: if it sounds good – and it does – it is good. Read more....

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MMI Blog: Mound Westonka High School at the MMI Recording Studio

Mound Westonka High School at the MMI Recording Studio

Doug Olson, Lead Instructor, Recording & Live Sound at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs about "Mound Westonka High School at the MMI Recording Studio".

Excerpt from blog: Students from Mound Westonka High School came to Minneapolis Media Institute Open House Saturday April 9th, 2016. The ensemble choir group (Sarah Brammer, Joseph Colianni, Shelby Cooper and Nick Drilling) stopped by to record the song, “Calling My Children Home”, arranged by Joseph H Jennings. Read more....

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MMI Blog: How Graphic Design Speaks to Me

Why Doesn’t Pro Tools Play Back My Selection?

James Morris, Lead Instructor for the Animation & Game Design and the Graphic & Web Design programs at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs about "How Graphic Design Speaks to Me".

Excerpt from blog: Why do I like Graphic Design? That’s actually a really good question and probably the best place for me to start with for some of my blogs. I think the major reason that I like it, is the same reason I like Game Design or art in general. It speaks to me and enables me to speak to other people. Design is the ability to communicate to people through an image whether it involves words or not doesn’t matter. It’s the ability to relate an idea or story to the viewer that draws me in every time. The way we can use either the single image to make someone think about something in a completely different way, or the ability to use motion to draw their attention and keep them captivated for however long it may be is an amazing thing. Read more....

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MMI Blog: How much is a picture worth to you?

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Nella Citino, Lead Instructor for the Video Production & Editing Program at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs about "How much is a picture worth to you".

Excerpt from blog: A thousand words? A few ideas? One solitary concept? What story does it tell? This is the basis for film. The story in front of the camera is just as important as the story behind the camera. Having worked on many productions, I can always remember what went on behind the camera. Those moments are embedded in my memory. I’m not sure why. Maybe it is because the heat on a summer day reaches 103 degrees and the crew still had four more shots to do or I was standing on a frozen lake with wind whipping at my face in minus ten weather waiting for the iceboats to get ready. I remember the emotional challenges of trying to stay focused and finish the work. Read more....

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SC Blog: Grant Money for Stautzenberger College Students!

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Rob Garver, Career Services Director, Stautzenberger College(SC)-Maumee Campus blogs about "Grant Money for Stautzenberger College Students!".

Excerpt from blog: At Stautzenberger College, we strive to serve our students and employers with both existing and new approaches so that our students are successful. When local non-profit, The Zepf Center, walked into Stautzenberger College to inform us they successfully received grant money with the purpose to empower low income individuals through education and training, we listened. This $15 million grant money’s is to empower low-income individuals through education in healthcare. Read more....

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SC Blog: Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist

Jordan Tomase, Community Outreach Coordinator at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Maumee Campus writes a great blog about becoming a massage therapist.

Excerpt from blog: Everyone LOVES to get massages, I mean who wouldn’t right? They feel good and are relaxing. Some believe that getting massages are just a luxury but they are actually beneficial to your health! Here are some reasons why you should look into becoming a licensed massage therapist: Read more....

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SC Blog: 8 Benefits of Going to a Trade School

Teacher and Students at Trade School

Jordan Tomase, Community Outreach Coordinator at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Maumee Campus writes about "8 Benefits of Going to a Trade School".

Excerpt from blog: For starters, a trade school focuses on the job essentials for training students. The education curriculum of a trade school emphasizes on practical training and knowledge for a career than a general education like a traditional college. Read more....

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SC Blog: What Comes to Mind When You Think of Spring and Animal Care?

Danya with her Cat

Danya Linehan, DVM at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus blogs about "What Comes to Mind When You Think of Spring and Animal Care?"

Excerpt from blog: Spring has SPRUNG! Ah, longer days, greener grass, warmer nights, blooming flowers . . . itchy dogs, pregnant cats, bite wounds and bee stings. Yikes! Spring is in the eye of the beholder. When you work with animals, you can’t help but let your brain wander to the latter part of that list. With each season comes unique concerns for our animal friends. Spring is no exception. Consider these pet care tips and precautions while spring begins: Read more....

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SC Blog: Who are Your Heroes? Veterinary Technicians, Perhaps?

Danya with her Cat

Danya Linehan, DVM at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus blogs about "Who are your heroes?"

Excerpt from blog: Many people whose paths I cross become my personal heroes. It occurs to me as I’m texting with one of my veterinary technicians about a sick shelter cat, many of my heroes are the vet techs in my life. Names have been changed to protect the awesome, but I want to share with you just some of the stories and examples that illustrate why techs are among the bravest, most caring and underappreciated people on the planet. If you happen to guess who I’m talking about by the stories or code names, bonus points to you! Read more....

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RCC Blog: Continuous Improvement

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Michael Donovan, Ph.D., Professor of Human Resource Management & Psychology, Online Courses for Rockford Career College and Stautzenberger College blogs about continuous improvement.

Excerpt from blog: Could I wait a little longer for my order? Do you have something similar that costs more? Could I get this with poorer workmanship? These are questions you will never hear from your customers in today’s business world. To meet the challenges of competition and increasingly demanding customers, companies, both large and small, are constantly seeking ways to make their products and deliver their services with less cost, fewer errors, less waste, and speedier delivery times. Continuous Improvement has become a way of life in today’s business world. Read more....

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MMI Blog: Madison Area Music Association Breakthrough Artist 2016

Madison Area Music Association Breakthrough Artist 2016

Doug Olson, Lead Instructor, Recording & Live Sound at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs about "Madison Area Music Association Breakthrough Artist 2016".

Excerpt from blog: On Saturday, March 19th, I was a judge for the Madison Area Music Association Breakthrough Artist of the Year competition. It was a great event and a great experience. I’d like to give a brief overview of the event and then offer a few takeaway impressions and bits of advice.Read more....

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Minneapolis Media Institute Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons Dice

Do you love Dungeons & Dragons? Join Minneapolis Media Institute for adventuring, role-playing, loot gathering, co-op play, and story interaction & development on Mondays from 2-5 and Fridays from 3-6 in the Learning Resource Center(LRC).

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MMI Blog: Work Hard or Skate By in the Recording Business

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Paul Peterson, Lead Instructor for Audio and Recording Arts at Minneapolis Media Institute(MMI) blogs about why you shouldn’t use natural talent as a “license to be lazy”.

Excerpt from blog: “Yeah, who cares anyway? I’ve got natural ability so I really don’t have to work too hard on this project. I can skate by on this one, and nobody will be the wiser.” I’ve been in the recording business a long time and I can honestly say I’ve seen these people and they do get noticed eventually. That attention is not the kind you want. With that being said let’s get back to my point. “Who cares! No one will notice!” Read more....

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MMI Blog: Front-end or Web Design

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John Maier, Lead Instructor, Mobile App Development, at Minneapolis Media Institute(MMI) blogs about Front-end or Web Design.

Excerpt from blog: “Wait a minute. Your last blog was about Front-end Development. Now you’re talking about Front-end Web Design. They’re the same, right?” Honestly, the correct answer is a confusing “maybe.” Last time I laid out the skill set and importance of the Front-end Developer and how they fit into the creation of an app or website. I also continued with the lovely house analogy of how to compare back-end development to front-end: back-end people design the blueprint while front-end people are the interior designers. Read more....

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@ Home Prep Corporate Training

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If you have a group of employees or co-workers that are in need of Project Management education, check out our corporate training options. We offer required education, exam review and professional development units.

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EW Blog: The Agony of De Feet

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Nancy Tegan, talks about how we can make our feet feel better in her latest East West College of Natural Medicine(EWCNM) blog.

Excerpt from blog: Most of us don’t take care of them yet they carry the weight of our entire bodies all day, every day. We ignore them and are embarrassed by them, but rely on them to take us places throughout our entire lives. They are our feet, and the “agony of de feet” is a legitimate condition for many of us. We overlook one of the most important parts of our body. In Chinese Medicine, the feet are so important that they say without good feet, we don’t have good health. Wouldn’t you agree? However, you can find relief for this foot pain through reflexology. Read more....

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MMI Blog: Social Media and Video Engagement

Social Media and Video Engagement

Mike Bailey, Program Chair for the Entertainment and Media Business Program at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs about Social Media and Video Engagement.

Excerpt from blog: For those that manage a social media account (or ten) there is always the challenge to create relevant content that engages your target audience. Few forms of content do this more reliably than short form video. The key to engaging video content for social media is relevance to your audience. Yes, slick video production and editing skills help (you can get those skills here), but consistently relevant content trumps even the slickest video if it lacks a meaningful connection to the audience. Lets take a look at two companies that are using video engagement on social media to its upmost potential. Read more....

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MMI Blog: Why Doesn’t Pro Tools Play Back My Selection?

Why Doesn’t Pro Tools Play Back My Selection?

Doug Olson, Lead Instructor, Recording & Live Sound at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs about "Why Doesn’t Pro Tools Play Back My Selection"?

Excerpt from blog: I got a call yesterday from my friend Ken, a singer-songwriter and music producer I’ve known for many years. He was pulling his hair out – it seems his Pro Tools system had gone temporarily insane. No matter where he placed the cursor in a track, Pro Tools would play back somewhere else. Ken is quite skilled as a recording engineer, and he’s been using Pro Tools for a number of years, so he thought it might be something related to pre-roll. Unfortunately, toggling pre-roll on and off (command – K, in case you’re curious) made no difference. Read more....

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SC Blog: Understanding the Important Role of the Sterile Processing Technician

Understanding the Important Role of the Sterile Processing Technician

John Girard, President at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus blogs about "Understanding the Important Role of the Sterile Processing Technician".

Excerpt from blog: Although surgeons, surgical technologists, nurses and anesthesiologists are often the more visible providers of safe and superior surgical care, there is a little known group of folks called Sterile Processing Techs who work behind the scenes to perform critical functions in infection control and support the delivery of excellent care and patient safety in today’s modern medical facilities and hospitals. Read more....

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SC Blog: Do You Love Animals?

Danya with her Cat

Danya Linehan, DVM at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus writes a great blog how to help animals.

Excerpt from blog: Imagine if everyone who ever uttered the words, “I love animals” did something to help them every day, every week or every month. Many people think it takes an enormous commitment of time, money, energy, or all of the above to make a difference, but it doesn’t have to. Please consider tackling even one or two items that sound like the best match for you and your family, and be part of the solution: Read more....

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MMI Blog: Front-End Development

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John Maier, Lead Instructor, Mobile App Development, at Minneapolis Media Institute(MMI) blogs this week about Front-end development.

Excerpt from blog: So what is the goal of this blog? It’s simple: to education and share information to those that are just starting out in the field and are looking for some clarification. We’ll go over some common roles, skill sets and (further along) techniques that will hopefully help you in your education and career choice(s). We’ve already discussed back-end and front-end development and it’s a fairly clear divide between the two with no other interpretations, right? Tune in next time to find out why this isn’t the case. Read more....

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MMI Blog: Back-End Development

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John Maier, Lead Instructor, Mobile App Development, at Minneapolis Media Institute(MMI) blogs this week about Back-end development.

Excerpt from blog: In the last blog I talked about the very basics of working on the web as well as Development and Design, or Front-end and Back-end development. I listed some of the very basic skill sets used by both roles in hopes of breaking down the roles in to more easily digested bits of information, or “snackables” that are so common place online today. If you want to go back and see what I said in more detail, you can do so at: You want to Work in Web Development and Design? Read more....

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Contractor License Renewal at @ Home Prep

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Let @ Home Prep help with your Contractor License Renewal. Home builders! This template may be useful for your storm water management.

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SC Blog: Horse Lovers Can Find Rewarding Careers in Veterinary Technology

Horse Lovers Can Find Rewarding Careers in Veterinary Technology

John Girard, President at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus writes a great blog about horse lovers finding a rewarding career in Veterinary Technology.

Excerpt from blog: The field of animal care is as technologically advanced as the human healthcare setting. Like the healthcare field, the field of modern veterinary medicine relies on qualified professionals and advances in equipment and technology. As part of this, there are many specialties dedicated to ensuring that a wide variety of animals receive the best in care. While some specialties ensure our pets are happy and healthy, others deal with larger animals and livestock. The field of equine veterinary technology is an exciting field that offers those who love horses an opportunity to expand their desire for working with these animals beyond recreational riding.Read more....

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RCC Blog: Teams in the Workplace

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Michael Donovan, Ph.D., Professor of Human Resource Management & Psychology, Online Courses for Rockford Career College and Stautzenberger College blogs this week about teams in the workplace.

Excerpt from blog: In modern organizations more and more of the work gets done through the use of teams. The 3M Corporation conducted a longitudinal study as part of their annual employee survey about how much time individuals spent working as a member of a team. Their research showed that, over the past 15 years, the amount of time people spend working in teams has increased over 300%. In today’s business world, teams are the way that work gets done. Read more....

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SC Blog: Overview of a Career in Veterinary Technology

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John Girard, President at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus blogs this week about the a career as a vet tech.

Excerpt from blog: Veterinary technicians spend their careers working to improve the health and happiness of animals and the people who love them. There are not many careers that truly offer the opportunity to make a real difference every day. For those considering this rewarding career, information pertaining to the training and education needed to work as a veterinary technician is discussed. Read more....

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SC Blog: Best Jobs with an Associate Degree: Surgical Technology (Scrub Tech)

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John Girard, President at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus writes a great blog about an exciting career as a surg tech.

Excerpt from blog: Many people who work in the medical field will agree that the operating room (OR) is one of the most exciting and rewarding work environments – and a Surgical Technician is an essential part of the dynamic OR team. The breadth of opportunities for career advancement, strong starting wages, and high job satisfaction makes Surgical Technology a strong nominee for Best Jobs with an Associate Degree! Read more....

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MMI Blog: Why Social Media Advertising?

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Mike Bailey, Program Chair for the Entertainment and Media Business Program at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs this week about social media advertising.

Excerpt from blog: What if you could target your advertising down to a certain zip code, age group, gender, point-of-interest or behavior? What if you could also customize the advertising budget – minimizing your financial risk (if necessary) – while excluding wasted impressions on individuals outside your chosen parameters? Read more....

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MMI Blog: Recording a Slinky Blaster Sound Effect

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Doug Olson, Lead Instructor, Recording & Live Sound at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs this week about recording a slinky blaster sound effect.

Excerpt from blog: I was quite surprised when I first learned that many of the cool blaster sounds in sci-fi movies were created with stretched springs, including the slinky, and have always wanted to try it. So the other day I gathered up a few students, a slinky, and a very tall mic stand, and set about creating a slinky blaster sound. Read more....

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@ Home Prep Application Processing

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MMI Blog: You Want to Work in Web Development and Design?

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John Maier, Lead Instructor, Mobile App Development, at Minneapolis Media Institute(MMI) blogs this week about web development and design.

Excerpt from blog: You’ve been doing your research and you keep reading that Web Development and Design are careers in demand. Jobs with high pay where you can work remotely from home. Always the first on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and countless others- it all seems so simple and easy to you. You’ve always had an eye for design and can navigate a computer easy enough. Let’s jump into this Web Development and Design, right? Great! But there are a lot of options on how to proceed… now what should you do? Read more....

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MMI Blog: Audio Engineering Society User Group Meeting

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Doug Olson, Lead Instructor, Recording & Live Sound at Madison Media Institute(MMI) blogs this week about the challenges at the Audio Engineering Society User Group Meeting.

Excerpt from blog: MMI staff and students are well represented in the Wisconsin chapter of the Audio Engineering Society, and a number of us were in attendance at the February 24, 2016 meeting. The meeting was held at the spectacular Deep Space Auditorium at Epic Systems in Verona, which seats 11,400. Needless to say, there was adequate space for our gathering. Greg Reynolds, Epic’s front of house sound mixer and audio engineer, was kind enough to present to the group on the variety of challenges he faces in running sound for Epic’s yearly User Group Meetings, during which the auditorium is full, and over 60 wireless microphones are in use. Read more....

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MMI Blog: Relevance is Not Measured by Youth

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Paul Peterson, Lead Instructor for Audio and Recording Arts at Minneapolis Media Institute(MMI) blogs this week that relevance is not measured by youth.

Excerpt from blog: I was young once, and thought anyone older than 25 was WAY out of it. What I didn’t realize was that I was emulating and being influenced by people who were way older than that…but I didn’t put it all together. Of course, when I actually surpassed 25, I actually gave in to the fact that I didn’t know everything, and people who were older than 25 actually had something called experience and knowledge. I became one of those people. Read more....

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MMI Blog: Impact of Social Media

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Kai Thietje, Lead Instructor, Media Business, at Minneapolis Media Institute(MMI) blogs this week about the impact of social media.

Excerpt from blog: As you are probably well aware, the music industry is constantly bringing the drama. Whether it is Martin Skrelli paying millions of dollars for a Wu Tang Clan album that he has no interest in listening to or Kanye’s ridiculous rants on Twitter, there is constantly something reaching us on social media that is totally irrelevant. This week however, fans and celebrities are taking to social media in support of the recording artist Ke$ha and allegations she has made against her long time producer. Read more....

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RCC Blog: What’s the Problem with Traditional Business Education?

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Michael Donovan, Ph.D., Professor of Human Resource Management & Psychology, Online Courses for Rockford Career College and Stautzenberger College blogs this week about missing opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities.

Excerpt from blog: In the past, a traditional business education was an effective way to prepare you for starting or accelerating your career in an organization. But, today that is no longer the case. If you ask a business executive or human resource manager what they think of traditional business education, you will get some pretty strong negative reactions. Read more....

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Monthly Column with Natural Awakenings Magazine

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East West College of Natural Medicine(EWCNM) is running a monthly column with Natural Awakenings: Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte Edition. Our first column, "Healthy Flow of Energy Is Focus of Eastern Bodywork", is written by Nancy Tegan, the Lead Instructor of Massage Therapy at EWCNM.

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SC Blog: Tips for Choosing the Right Veterinary Technology Program

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John Girard, President at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus blogs this week about tips for choosing the right vet tech shcool.

Excerpt from blog: There are many factors to consider when evaluating Veterinary Technology programs. Training for a new career involves a great investment of time, effort and money. By considering the following factors when evaluating Veterinary Technology programs, you can choose the best program for your needs and career aspirations: Read more....

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SC Blog: Best Jobs with an Associate Degree - Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)

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John Girard, President at Stautzenberger College(SC)-Brecksville Campus writes a great blog about the best jobs with an associates degree.

Excerpt from blog: Diagnostic Medical Sonography is one of the most dynamic and fascinating careers available in medical imaging. The breadth of opportunities for career advancement, strong starting wages, and high job satisfaction makes this occupation a strong nominee for Best Jobs with an Associate Degree! Read more....

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It's "Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)" Time

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

It's "Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)" time. This is the first step in accessing the more than $150 billion available in federal student aid. Here’s an excellent guide to get you started: 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA.

Learn more about American Higher Education Development (AHED) colleges:
* @ Home Prep
* East West College of Natural Medicine
* Madison and Minneapolis Media Institute
* Rockford Career College
* Stautzenberger College

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