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11Sep/19

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Ryan Tonra Named To Deans List At Seton Hall

first_imgSOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Seton Hall University is pleased to announce Ryan Tonra, of Wilmington, has qualified for the Fall 2018 Dean’s List.After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than “C”, qualify for the Dean’s List.About Seton HallAs one of the nation’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been showing the world what great minds can do since 1856. Home to over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek.One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been a catalyst for leadership – developing students in mind, heart and spirit – since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 80 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, New Jersey, and is only 14 miles by train, bus or car to New York City, offering a wealth of employment, internship, cultural and entertainment opportunities. The university’s nationally recognized School of Law is prominently located in downtown Newark. For more information, visit http://www.shu.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Seton Hall via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Carlee Sutera Named To Dean’s List At Seton Hall UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Carlee Sutera Named To Dean’s List At Seton Hall UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

02Sep/19

Little Soldiers Examines Pros And Cons Of Chinese MilitaryStyle Approach To Education

first_imglenorachu.comWriter and reporter Lenora Chu with her two sons (L-R) Landon and Rainey. Chu, a Houston native, and her husband, NPR reporter Rob Schmitz, live in Shanghai, China. Lenora Chu grew up in Houston, and, in 2010, both she and her husband moved to Shanghai for journalism assignments. Chu works as a television correspondent for Thomson Reuters, and her husband, Rob Schmitz, serves as NPR’s Shanghai correspondent.When they relocated, they brought along their toddler, Rainey. And, when it came time to enroll their son in school, they could have sent him to a private international school. But those are very expensive. Or they could have sent him to the local public school. That option had some real upsides. First of all, an elite, state-run kindergarten was located just two blocks from where they lived. Secondly, Chinese students had just been declared No. 1 in the world for math, science, and reading. And, thirdly, Rainey would get to learn Mandarin. So they opted for public school.But, in Rainey’s first week of school, Chu began to notice changes in her son’s mood and behavior that sent up red flags. As she talked with his teachers and dug deeper, she slowly began to discover the ways public education was different in China — very different.That exploration became her new book, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve. In the book, Chu documents both the negatives and the positives of the Chinese military-style approach to teaching. And she explains how that approach might be softening somewhat to more reflect some Western aspects of education.Lenora Chu talks with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen about the book in advance of her event at Brazos Bookstore on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m.MORE: Lenora Chu’s husband, Rob Schmitz, spoke with Houston Matters in August of 2016 about his book: Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road. The book tells of some of the interesting characters who reside along a particular street near where Schmitz lives and how those people illustrate the changing face of the Chinese culture and economy in recent years.LISTEN HERE To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /10:08center_img X Listen last_img read more

30Aug/19

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first_img 2 min read April 1, 2007 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Vital Stats >> Ender Korkmaz, 22, of AC Factory OutletCompany >> Miami e-tailer of residential and commercial air-conditioning units2006 Sales >> $1.85 millioneBay User ID >> ac4lessStaying Cool >> People were always telling Korkmaz it couldn’t be done. eBay is a great place to sell DVDs and CDs, they told him, but selling air conditioners, which are difficult and expensive to ship, wouldn’t fly online. In late 2003, he decided to prove them wrong by launching AC Factory Outlet.Sold! >> With his dad in the air-conditioning business, Korkmaz listed a few spare units on eBay. The first items didn’t sell. But after reformulating his strategy, taking better pictures and designing more colorful listings, he tried again–and it worked. “From [then] on, I believed in eBay,” he says. “The commercial air conditioner I originally posted became one of my hottest selling items.”Shipshape >> When Korkmaz pumped up his keywords to increase traffic to his eBay Store, air conditioners started flying off the shelves. Ultimately, Korkmaz had to find an efficient way to ship the large AC units. He tried different methods before choosing FedEx Freight. His customers were more than willing to pay the higher shipping costs because they were still saving money on the units, which were priced well below retail.Building blocks >> Korkmaz continued to build his company on eBay with tools like Turbo Lister and Selling Manager Pro. He hired a web designer to help launch www.acfactoryoutlet.com and cement his brand name. He also implemented other sales and marketing channels, setting up search engine marketing with Google and Yahoo!, and getting listed on shopping comparison websites.Extended Family >> Still, it was a trip to eBay Live! in 2003, where Korkmaz met other eBay entrepreneurs and attended workshops, that initiated him into the eBay family. “Anything is possible on eBay [if you] try,” he says. “Where else can you be up and running in minutes, having more than 200 million potential customers view your listings?”center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

03Aug/19

Each year the Tuesday before Memorial Day is almo

first_imgEach year, the Tuesday before Memorial Day is almost as exciting as Christmas for patients at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, and today was no different, thanks to the 400-plus motorcyclists roaring past as part of the 19th annual Run for the Wall.Dozens of supporters lined the entrance to the hospital this morning as the men and women on motorcycles arrived. Run for the Wall began in 1989 as a motorcycle ride from California to Washington, D.C., but now for the riders and veterans, it is so much more.“What keeps me going in knowing that our veterans need support and they need love,” Kris Wood, who is riding from Pasadena, California, said. “We have 22 veterans a day committing suicide. So I ride for them and support them. It makes a difference in their lives.”The riders are in it for the trip and the camaraderie, certainly, but their main purpose is educating future generations on the importance of supporting America’s veterans and ensuring they’re not forgotten when they need help the most.“We love you, we honor you, we appreciate you and whatever you need, please let us know,” Wood said.Riders have been making stops in Tuscaloosa for the past 19 years so they can visit with the VA’s patients. Last year, Wood developed a special friendship at the Medical Center.“I met Sgt. Strickland last year,” Wood said. “He was injured in combat and he will spend the rest of his life here at the hospital.”The two immediately had a connection and have waited a whole year to be reunited.“Last year when I got home, I called his nurse and said, ‘What are his favorite foods? What are his favorite snacks, What does he need that he can’t get here?’” Wood said. “And I send packaged to him all the time, so he knows that he is loved.”Wood said veterans like Strickland remind her of a saying she carries with her on the Run for the Wall and every day.“The cost of freedom can be found at the VA Hospital,” Wood said. “And it’s true – it’s not free.”last_img read more

31Jul/19

EIGHTY years ago on May 7 1932 the Saints became

first_imgEIGHTY years ago, on May 7 1932, the Saints became Champions for the first time after beating Huddersfield 9-5 at Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue ground.There were more than 20,000 fans at the game!Scorers for the Saints were Tom Winnard, with a crucial try and three goals from full-back and captain George Lewis.This was also Saints’ first-ever ‘double’ celebration too, as they had also clinched the Lancashire League title.The St. Helens team that won the Championship was without star winger Alf Ellaby and second-rower Albert Fildes, who were on the boat to Australia with the Great Britain Lions.Eighty years on we salute the players who brought our first major success: George Lewis (Capt); Roy Hardgrave, Bill Mercer, Tom Winnard, Bob Jones; Harry Frodsham, Jack Garvey; Bob Atkin, Dave Cotton, Ebor Hill, Ben Halfpenny, Jack Arkwright and Walter Groves.last_img read more