Northwood University Expands Thought Leadership Resources with New Addition to In Defense of Capitalism & Human Progress Library

Midland, MI (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

The latest addition to Northwood Universitys comprehensive opinion blog library, In Defense of Capitalism & Human Progress, examines liberalisms evolution in-depth.

Penned by Northwood University professor of economics and respected author Richard M. Ebeling, this newest addition to the universitys unique thought-leadership library, Before Modern Collectivism: The Rise and Fall of Classical Liberalism, examines the development of the classical liberal ideal of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government, and the liberal agenda of freedom in the 19th century. The rise of the counter-revolution of reactionary collectivism that falsely promised a higher and better freedom than liberal individualism is dissected, as well as how it developed and why its premises were both dangerous and destructive in the 20th century. Ebeling also prescribes the course of action required to bring about a return to the classical liberal principles of individual rights, private property and the voluntary society.

With the 100th anniversary of the catalyst for World War I looming – the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie – Ebeling examines how this event and the subsequent war served as a means to bring up a host of 20th century collectivist demons in some areas of the world, including communism, fascism, Nazism, socialism and other general authoritarian forms.

However, as Ebeling notes, in Western Europe and the United States, these extreme forms of collectivism never were able to gain power, but the socialist seeds took root and merely germinated into less totalitarian forms, becoming what he calls the interventionist-welfare state.

Ebeling is a well-noted authority on monetary economics and reform. While serving as vice president for The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), he co-edited and contributed to five books published by the FFF and wrote a monthly article and book review for FFFs publication Freedom Daily. He also lectures widely on the problems of economic reform and change in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Ebeling received his B.A. in economics from California State University-Sacramento, an M.A. in economics from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Middlesex in England. He recently spoke on the rise and fall of liberalism at the Hungry Minds Discussion Club in Denver on Feb. 8.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

Youth Financial Literacy Foundation Launches Money Management Certification Program

Farmington Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) April 18, 2014

WHAT: Kick off of the Youth Financial Literacy Foundation (YFL) initiative in Washtenaw County, Michigan. The YFL is a non-profit initiative to educate youngsters from 8-18 in the matters of personal finance. The program is designed to educate both the student and parents by use of online and instruction book activity with both youngster and parent participation. This initiative is a joint venture between Family Mint, Washtenaw Federal Credit Union and Youth Financial Literacy Foundation. The program is a 5 week program terminating in a graduation ceremony scheduled for June 5, 2014. The YFL awarded $ 25,000 in financial aid to high school and college freshmen in February 2014.

WHERE: The Money Management Certification Program will kick off at three (3) schools: April 21, 2014 Erickson Elementary 1427 Levona, Ypsilanti, MI 48189 with 192 students; April 22, 2014,Estabrook Elementary, 1555 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 218 students; and Adams STEM Academy, 503 Oak Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, 144 Students.

WHY: The program is designed to help youngsters and their parents avoid the financial mistakes a lot of us made in the past. The youngsters and their parents will learn:


Author Eric Metaxas to Deliver 2014 Baccalaureate Message at Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014

Liberty University has announced that Eric Metaxas, one of the nations leading public intellectuals and author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, will be the featured speaker at the universitys Baccalaureate service on Friday, May 9, as part of its 2014 Commencement weekend.

Liberty University is proud to welcome Eric Metaxas to address our 2014 graduating class. He will continue the long tradition of distinguished evangelical leaders who have participated in Libertys graduation ceremonies, said President Jerry Falwell.

Metaxas, a graduate of Yale University, has had an extensive and dynamic career, from writing childrens books and scripts for the Veggie Tales, to delivering the keynote address at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and providing commentary for BreakPoint, which is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets to 8 million listeners. His movie reviews, essays, and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, and other media outlets. His most recent book, 7Men and the Secret of their Greatness, is a bestseller; a sequel, 7Women, is set to release in spring 2015.

In 2011, Metaxas was awarded the Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. He has testified before Congress about the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad, and spoke on religious freedom at CPAC 2013. Metaxas was recently named a senior fellow and lecturer at large for The Kings College in New York City.

Baccalaureate will take place in the Vines Center at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9.

About Liberty University

Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 acres in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty offers more than 350 unique programs of study from the associate to the doctoral level. More than 180 programs are offered online. Libertys mission is to train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact tomorrows world.

Press Ganey Awards Joanie Abdu Center Guardian of Excellence Recognition

Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center was recently named a Guardian of Excellence Award winner for 2013 by Press Ganey Associates Inc.

The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing healthcare providers that consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above for patient satisfaction based on data collected from May 2012 to April 2013. To receive the award, the overall percentile rank cannot drop below 95% for any reporting period. Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center maintained a 99% patient satisfaction rating for each reporting period throughout the year.

The consistent results of our patient satisfaction survey validates the dedication, compassion and skill of both our technical and office staff, says Juli Dulay, manager of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. As we have maintained 99% patient satisfaction since we began tracking this measure in April of 2012, it assures that we are not only meeting, but exceeding our patients expectations.

Press Ganey assesses patient satisfaction in several areas, Dulay explains, including registration, wait times, helpfulness and skill of the staff, staff explanations for procedures and staff response to patients concerns.

This award is significant because it represents the voice of our patrons the women of our valley and quantifies their degree of satisfaction with our service. I dont believe there can be higher praise than this.

For 2013, 229 health care facilities nationwide received this award. Of this number, there was one health breast center and one mammography center, both in Florida. And, only one comprehensive breast care center, the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, reports Dr. Rashid Abdu. Dr. Abdu is the driving force behind development of the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, which was established in memory of his wife, Joanie, who died of breast cancer in 1994.

The response of women who have visited the center is most gratifying, not only because of their 99% satisfaction rating, but because of their emotional connections, Dr. Abdu continues. From very young high school girls to very old women and their friends and families, they have all supported the center, first by helping raise funds to build it and then by continuing to support its mission by contributing to Joanies Promise.

Joanies Promise provides free diagnostic breast services to women who are uninsured or underinsured and meet financial eligibility requirements.

From the rich to the poor and underserved, I feel that our mission has been accomplished, Dr. Abdu says. The Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center provides excellent, compassionate and loving care for all women in the Mahoning Valley and beyond, regardless of their race, nationality, religion or economic status.

This Press Ganey award is significant, Dr. Abdu notes, because it acknowledges the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Centers full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and its designation as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology — not to mention being designated one of Americas Best Breast Centers by WomenCertified, home of the Womens Choice award.

I always envisioned the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center to be a center of excellence, but never thought it would get all of this recognition and awards within two years of opening, he says.

Fewer than 5% of all Press Ganey clients are awarded Guardian of Excellence recognition, indicating how few organizations are able to consistently maintain such high patient satisfaction ratings. Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities, including more than half of the hospitals in the United States, to measure and improve patient experience.

We are proud to partner with the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, says Patrick T. Ryan, Press Ganey CEO. Achieving this level of excellence reflects the organizations commitment to delivering outstanding service and quality. Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Centers efforts benefit patients in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys and will lead to improved patient experiences.

About Humility of Mary Health Partners:

Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. It is a region of Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care and long-term care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. Learn more about HMHP online at

About Press Ganey Associates Inc.:

Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for nearly 30 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 healthcare organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. Press Ganey works with clients from across the continuum of care hospitals, medical practices, home care agencies and other providers including 50 percent of all U.S. hospitals. For more information, visit


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Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

When you’re young, one of the more exciting things to look forward to is the evening you get your driver license. Several teens look forward to possessing their first car and having more freedom than they did in the past. Their minds are thinking about the places they will go and pals they’ll see, but as a parent, your mind is likely thinking about the hazards and disbursement of having a teenaged driver.

Unfortunately, adolescents are statistically the most likely age-group to enter a collision. As a result of this, insurance providers bill teenaged motorists the most when it comes to automobile insurance. Insurance companies need to make money just like any other business and when a driver makes a claim, they lose cash. Thus they need to charge high-risk motorists more for insurance to cover the higher chance that they will be paying claims.

Reduction Automobile Insurance for Teens

Even though automobile insurance for teenagers is expensive and your young child getting the wheel may be anxiety-provoking, the good news is it gets better over time. With time and expertise your teenager will hopefully become a confident, safe driver, and his or her insurance rates will eventually come down to represent this. For the time being, doing everything you can to lower their insurance premium will conserve you and your teenager money each month and make their summer job dollars stretch farther. Tips from

Even though a teen aged driver will surely include another cost to your own monthly budget, and their policy contract will probably constantly be greater than an adults, there are still some things you can do to bring down these prices. Therefore undergo this listing provided as a cortesy from our associate

- Type of car – buying a sensible, dependable, safe automobile to your adolescent can help you save money. Prevent sports cars and other cars that are more likely to be involved in an accident, stolen, or vandalized. If you can, upgrade the car with the latest safety and security features.

- Comparison shop – store on line and also locate as numerous car insurance estimates as you can. This provides you the greatest opportunity at finding a good deal and optimizing your price reductions.

- Discounts – there are an assortment of discounts readily available for teen-aged drivers like good student, low mileage, motorist’s education course reduction, being apart at school with no car, multi-auto, and multiple-policy discounts among others.

118% Increase in Remote Job Opportunities

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014

Remote jobs for professionals grew 118 percent last year, according to new analysis by FlexJobs, a company that specializes in remote job listings and the online job market. The data analyzed by FlexJobs compared the number of professional-level jobs that allow people to work from home posted in 2012 versus 2013.

“The growth in remote jobs since 2007, when I founded FlexJobs, is amazing,” shared Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. “I strongly believed that we were tapping into a promising market back then, but its thrilling to see the increase in both volume and variety of top companies integrating telecommuting options as part of their workplace culture. This year is looking to be another big growth year in terms of remote job opportunities.”

Several career fields stood out in terms of the growth of remote job opportunities over the last year, according to FlexJobs’ data. The career fields with the highest increase in at-home job listings include:

Retail increased 85.04%
Travel & Hospitality increased 68.18%
Medical & Health increased 64.16%
Insurance increased 51.78%
Bilingual increased 49.43%

Global Workplace Analytics’ studies find that on average, a telecommuter is college-educated, 49 years old, and earns an annual salary of $ 58,000 while working for a company with more than 100 employees. By that same measure, the consulting and research firm, which focuses on the business case for emerging workplace strategies, reports that 75 percent of employees who work from home earn over $ 65,000 per year, putting them in the upper 80th percentile of all employees, home or office-based.

Not only has technology made it possible to work outside of a traditional office building, but now there are so many tools available that help increase effective communication, added Sutton Fell. Smart companies are embracing remote work because of its productivity and cost benefits, and because its truly possible to have a cohesive, collaborative, and successful remote team.

In fact, Gallup recently conducted an extensive employee engagement study and found that employees who have a remote component to their job arrangements are more engaged than those who spend no time working remotely. Employees who spent 20-50 percent of their time working remotely were both the most engaged and among the lowest level of actively disengaged employees.

To learn more, visit:

About FlexJobs

FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With job listings in over 50 career categories and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over a half million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has been featured on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Good Morning America, among hundreds of other trusted media outlets and is a proud partner in the 1 Million for Work Flexibility initiative.

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Comparison Shopping is the Best Way to get Cheap Car Insurance

Driving around town, seeing TV, listening to the air, flicking through magazines, assessing your e-mail – if you do these issues you will likely notice several ads for auto insurance. A few of these ads will promise that you can get ridiculously affordable car insurance, and they make it seems quite attractive. However, automobile insurance is considerably more than simply a bill that’s due every month. Fortunately with a little work you can find low-priced car insurance on a comparison site like that will keep you safe on the road.

When you go into an accident, or your car is damaged in other ways, it is possible to come face to face with thousands of dollars in repairs and doctor’s bills. Most folks do not have this sort of cash laying around, and this is why insurance is significant. There are several different types of car insurance coverage, and typically you will be able to choose an sum for each sort. For instance, one kind of car insurance coverage is liability insurance. When you select liability insurance, you’ll be able to choose an sum such as $25,000, $50,000 or more.

Finding Affordable Auto Insurance

When you have questions over which type of insurance you need to choose, feel free to call an broker directly.

The simplest means to comparison-shop is on-line. Here you have access to hundreds of auto insurance companies. You simply have to go to their web sites and enter your info. The thing to constantly remember is to examine coverage first, and then price, using a free estimates system e.g.

Alas, more car insurance coverage means a more expensive premium. There are many things you can do – such as choosing only the essential coverage, deciding a higher deductible, and avoiding extra advantages – to lower your costs. However, comparison shopping is the finest method to conserve cash each month, for many grounds:

- Provides you a good notion concerning just what a high, low, and average premium will be.

- The more estimates you locate the more firms you are exposed to.

- You can see which insurers offer the many reductions, and also the many that you are qualified for.

- This signifies you’ve got more opportunities to obtain the lowest price.

Better Food Choices on the Run, from the April 2014 Harvard Health Letter

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

A hectic lifestyle often forces people to rely on less-than-healthy convenience and prepackaged foods. But nutrition doesn’t have to be sacrificed when time is short, reports the April 2014 Harvard Health Letter.

Planning is the key. “Healthy meals don’t just happen. People have to make them happen,” says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition for Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Plan meals and snacks a few days ahead, make a list and buy the foods in advance, and make time in the schedule to cook the foods.”

Planning is also helpful when eating out. Select a restaurant ahead of time, review the menu online, and plan how much of your meal to eat.

Another way to guarantee healthy meals is to cook in batches. That means cooking extra when preparing a meal or snack and freezing portions for later. This works well with stews, casseroles, and soups.

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Stetson University Named Best For Veterans

Deland, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014

When it comes to veterans seeking a business degree, Stetson University is a perfect fit, according to Military Times, which named Stetsons School of Business Administration a Best for Vets: Business Schools in its annual 2014 rankings. Military Times named Stetson University as the 46th best school in the nation for veterans to attend.

Overall, schools were evaluated in five categories: university culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies, and cost and financial aid. The value of each section was comparable, but university culture and student support counted the most, and financial aid counted the least.

Stetson prides itself on creating an environment suitable to veterans while offering many different resources to aid in them in success. Stetson has committed $ 800,000 to offset the cost of education to a limited number of military veterans across all of the university’s full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate programs as part of its participation in the GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program.

The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill covers my tuition for the first semester then Stetson covers the second semester so that I can go to school for the full year without any student loans, said Stetson student Christopher Griffin, who served as a medic in the Army for four years.

In addition to being named a Best for Vets school, Stetson also has been recognized as a Military Friendly School the past two years. This designation is given to colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace Americas military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

The rankings are published in full in Military Times EDGE magazine and online at

For more information regarding admission to Stetson University please contact Stetson Admissions via phone (386-822-7100) or Stetson’s website.

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25 09 2012

All of the schedule information for our Tournament day is posted above. Make sure you can be at the Mattawan baseball fields in time for the MAGIC SHOW at 4pm! Also, the HEROES CEREMONY will begin right after that. Cheer on our cancer battlers and their families. Show them that we CARE and want a CURE, too!

—–>>>>DONATE HERE!<<<<<—– To our event. 90% of every dollar donated goes straight to childhood cancer research. CureSearch has saved so many lives, and we want them to continue in their efforts to save ALL children with cancer. Please help us fund a cure.

Meet one of our Mattawan fighters, Emma, as she explains what it was like to find out she had cancer. This sweet girl is so very brave, and you will not doubt why she is not afraid of the dark…she’s lived it.

Ritter’s wants to END Childhood Cancer, too.

12 09 2012


* Please go to Ritter’s on Wednesday, September 19 from 4-7 p.m.


* Tell them you are there to help fundraise for Childhood Cancer Research, and 25% of your sale will go RIGHT TO CURESEARCH! That is one sweeeeeeet dessert!



Information and HOW do I register my student?

29 08 2012

Please register your student to play in this year’s game on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 by clicking here on The Registration Page. Once you are there, click “REGISTER”. Click “AGREE” after you have read the waiver. Scroll down to “Join an existing team,” and click on your building: Early Elementary, Later Elementary, Middle School, or High School. Click “CONTINUE.” Follow the prompts to create a username and password. Now you can fundraise online. Send directly from your page you have created emails to family and friends. You can also post on Facebook where friends and relatives can click on the link and donate in your student’s name.

Let’s KICK OUT childhood cancer forever.

THANK YOU for joining the fight.


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