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Higher Education Language Learning Solutions from Rosetta Stone Now Available at Studica

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SANBORN, N.Y., March 29, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Studica, Inc. today announced it has entered into a new relationship with Rosetta Stone Inc. to offer affordable technology-based language-learning solutions to post-secondary education institutions. Colleges and universities, along with their students and faculty, will benefit from the trusted and proven language learning programs from Rosetta Stone, as well as Studica’s commitment to the education market.

“Working with Rosetta Stone is a perfect complement to Studica’s mission of offering the best education technology to our customers,” said Frank Nanfara, President and CEO of Studica, Inc. “Rosetta Stone offers a variety of powerful and effective solutions to help educators teach students new languages. Whether you are working with beginners, international students, English as a second language students, or more advanced language learners – Rosetta Stone will make you more successful.”

Studica has been partnering with innovative companies to provide exceptional software and technology products at affordable prices to schools, educators, and students since 1985. Through this new relationship, Studica will offer Rosetta Stone’s digital programs for beginner and advanced learners in higher education. These flexible solutions complement classroom instruction and provide management tools that maximize learner performance. Students attending post-secondary institutions are also eligible to purchase annual licenses at a special student discount at www.studica.com/Rosetta-Stone. Keep Reading

The Institute of Culinary Education Announces the Winners of the 2017 #CulinaryVoice Scholarship Challenge

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18 individuals from 5 countries win scholarships to study Culinary and Hospitality Arts in New York City —

NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) announced the 18 winners of the 2017 #CulinaryVoice Scholarship Challenge. ICE partnered with celebrity chefs and food stars Marcus Samuelsson, Ted Allen, Donatella Arpaia and Duff Goldman to challenge the world to enter and win more than $212,000 in scholarships to attend one of six diploma programs at ICE.

More than 250 entrants shared their inventive and exciting culinary voices — and the world responded, with the videos garnering a total of 1.8 million votes and views to determine the finalists in each category. An exclusive panel of ICE instructors, including James Beard Award-winning chefs David Waltuck and Michael Laiskonis, selected the winners of the full and partial scholarships to attend ICE’s award-winning career programs.

Through their entry videos, the winners shared their unique stories and goals. From launching an artisan bakery to opening a culinary school to empowering women through food, their ambitions were truly inspiring. Though the winners hail from countries across the globe — United States, Guatemala, Venezuela, to name a few — notably, all three winners of Pastry & Baking Arts scholarships call Nigeria home. While some had previous culinary training and experience, others will commence their culinary or hospitality career paths at ICE. Perhaps most importantly, each of the winners demonstrated creativity, passion and a dream to share their culinary voices with the world.

Select winners and their stories can be found below. For more information and a full list of winners from this year’s challenge, please contact Jessica Mara at [email protected].

  • Ariel D. Jr. from Los Angeles, California (Cake Decorating: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Ariel is a trained baker at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Spago in Beverly Hills, California. He aspires to become a pastry-chef instructor so that he can contribute to his community and use his knowledge and experience to train the next generation of pastry chefs.
  • Sangeeta K. from Ridgefield, Connecticut (Hospitality Management: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Sangeeta was a stay-at-home mom for years before she began working as a cook at Chick-fil-A, where she is now a supervisor. Her goal is to obtain the management and hospitality skills necessary to take her to the next level in her career.
  • Rory S. from Beaver, Pennsylvania (Bread Baking: Full Scholarship Winner) – Rory is a cook who dreams of opening his own artisan bread business to share his delicious breads with the world. He is confident that ICE will provide the skills, techniques and networking opportunities to achieve this dream.
  • Oyin A. from Lagos, Nigeria (Pastry & Baking Arts: Full Scholarship Winner) Oyin began baking when she was fourteen years old and currently runs her own cake business in Lagos, Nigeria. With her home country in economic turmoil, Oyin hopes to expand her business into a pastry shop to help reduce unemployment in her community.
  • Harry K. from Guatemala City, Guatemala (Bread Baking: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Harry graduated from a culinary school in Guatemala City and is ready to master bread baking with the industry leaders at ICE. He aspires to of help his community by opening his own bakery and providing employment opportunities.
  • Yali R. from Brooklyn, NY (Culinary Arts: Partial Scholarship Winner) Yali believes food is a dialogue between innovation and tradition. His goal is to put Israeli cuisine on the international culinary map — which he will achieve by learning the proper cooking techniques at ICE. For Yali, thoughtfully prepared food speaks louder than words.
  • Maria P. from Pembroke Pines, Florida (Culinary Management: Partial Scholarship Winner) – Maria makes her very own ice cream from scratch using simple and fresh ingredients. She dreams of opening her own ice cream shop to share her creative flavor pairings with the community. Maria hopes to give back by donating a portion of the proceeds to help fund cancer research.

About the Institute of Culinary Education
The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is one of the largest and most diverse culinary schools in the world. Established in 1975, ICE offers award-winning six to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, Bread Baking and Cake Decorating – with more than 13,000 successful alumni, many of whom are leaders in the industry. ICE also offers continuing education for culinary professionals, hosts more than 500 special events each year and is home to one of the world’s largest recreational cooking, baking and wine programs with more than 26,000 students annually. In 2015, marking the school’s 40th anniversary, ICE moved to a new, modern 74,000-square-foot facility at Brookfield Place in downtown Keep Reading

Rutgers Announces 2017 Hall of Distinguished Alumni Honorees

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Inductees to include leaders in medical research, philanthropy, marine construction, and digital media

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 22, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The Rutgers University Alumni Association will induct four extraordinary honorees into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The 30th annual awards ceremony will commemorate these Rutgers graduates and their accomplishments in philanthropy and economic development, neurological and genetic research, marine construction and tunneling, and digital media and technology.

This year’s honorees include:

Ray Chambers
School of Business 1964
Ray Chambers cofounded a successful private equity firm before embarking on a second career in philanthropy and as a United Nations special envoy. His work has had a profound impact on global health initiatives and on the cultural, educational, and economic life of his hometown of Newark, New Jersey.

Alice Lazzarini
Graduate School of New Brunswick 1976, 1996
Alice Lazzarini is a renowned medical researcher and the author of Both Sides Now: A Journey from Researcher to Patient. During the mid-1990s, she codiscovered the first gene mutation linked to familial Parkinsonism, changing the paradigm of Parkinson’s research. Keep Reading

PTA Take Your Family to School Week Brings Families into Classrooms Nationwide

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PTAs and schools across the country host family-focused events Feb. 13-17

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ — National PTA has designated Feb. 13-17 PTA Take Your Family to School Week to encourage families to visit their child’s school and strengthen partnerships between parents, teachers and administrators. PTAs and schools nationwide are hosting a variety of events and activities to promote family engagement in education. The timing of the week honors the day PTA was founded, Feb. 17, 1897.

“For 120 years, National PTA has encouraged families to get more involved in their child’s education, as it is proven to have a positive impact on student success,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “PTA Take Your Family to School Week shines a light on the significance of family engagement and provides families with an opportunity to visit their child’s school, meet school staff and inspire them to stay involved in their child’s education.”

Studies demonstrate that students with involved families attend school more often, earn higher grades, have higher graduation rates, have better social skills and show improved behavior. Family engagement also helps children navigate the challenges of growing up, such as bullying and online safety and responsibility.

This year, PTA Take Your Family to School Week incorporates the theme, “Celebrating the Changing Faces of Families” to honor the diversity of families and students across the country.

“Our nation’s children and families have many different talents, backgrounds, opportunities and challenges. It is critical that we recognize and celebrate the diversity of our school communities and ensure all families feel welcomed and supported,” said Nathan R. Monell, CAE, National PTA executive director. “PTA is committed to helping Keep Reading

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