Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2013
Otis College of Art and Design is launching the Otis Sustainability Alliance; a partnership of industry leaders from the fields of fashion, design, art, and higher education committed to advancing environmental, social, and economic sustainability through their work and collaboration.
On May 4, 2013, at the Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, the Otis Sustainability Alliance will be launched with recognition of the inaugural corporate partners: Eddie Bauer, Disney, Nike, Patagonia, Quiksilver, and Todd Oldham.
Several megabrands are making major investments in changes that are better for the earth and for its natural capital, says Rosemary Brantley, Chair of Fashion Design at Otis. Our goal is to create positive ripple effects. The Alliance members will collaborate with, inspire, and educate our faculty and students about the sustainable practices and priorities facing their industry. In turn, our students, as designers of the future, will have the training and vision to design products that ‘do less harm’ and help consumers make more thoughtful decisions about their fashion purchases.
As environmental concerns are heightened globally, companies are seeking opportunities to reduce waste and improve sustainability along the supply chainfrom fiber growth and textile development, to post-consumer education, established standards, and certification programs. Fundamentally businesses are responsible to their resource base, says Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia and author of The Responsible Company: What We’ve Learned from Patagonia’s First 40 Years. Without a healthy environment there are no shareholders, no employees, no customers, and no business.
Recognizing the innovative role artists and designers can play in solving these pressing challenges, Otis College of Art and Design offers a Sustainability Minor for students to learn to become conscious of the environmental and social impacts of their projects and develop sustainable solutions. Otis students study and develop strategies and systems applicable to art and design that meet the needs of current generations without compromising those of future generations. The Sustainability Minor has seen higher enrollment than any other minor at Otis, and in recent years students have worked with companies such as Nike/Hurley, Yeohlee, Todd Oldham, Billabong, and Hape Inc. among others on design projects involving reuse, recycling, sustainable product development, and more.
About Otis College of Art and Design
Founded in Los Angeles in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich the world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision. The College offers an interdisciplinary education for 1200 full-time students, awarding BFA degrees in Advertising, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres, and Toy Design; and MFA degrees in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing. Continuing Education offers certificate programs as well as personal and professional development courses. Additional information is available at http://www.otis.edu.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2007
Building on the Internet’s rapid evolution during the last decade and the media reaching nearly every community around the world today, three high profile entrepreneurs are out to reinvent the way people achieve success and at the same time help a billion people learn to read.
Ideas That Can Change Your Life, the creation of mega-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul author Mark Victor Hansen, Franklin Covey co-founder Roice Krueger and global financial wiz James Skinner debuts on December 1st. Driven by 101 compact books written by the three co-authors in under 100 days, Ideas That Can Change Your Life reveals great knowledge to the world – including insights into wealth, health, love, happiness and relationships. At the core of this new global resource is the intention to distribute over one billion books and end illiteracyincluding business, investment, relationship, and spiritual illiteracy!
“It’s my own heart’s desire to help everyone achieve their bestit’s practically all I talk about these days, “says Mark Victor Hansen. “Our ideas have already helped countless millions of people become their very best. Our clients trust us with their time, their money, and their futures. We deliver–and they continue to beat a path to our doors when they need help!”
These three pioneering businessmen, who have each helped millions of people succeed during their careers, grew wildly excited about providing an entirely new type of center for life wisdom when they first met in Singapore on May 20, 2007. The technology of the Internet and their existing network of friends and business partners around the world is the platform for this new frontier they are developing.
“I believe that we have created a wisdom exchange center,” adds Roice Krueger. “We can now easily pass the wisdom and principles learned by one person to millions of others. The wisdom contained in our on demand library will help many people on a variety of levels.”
In just 97 days, Mark Victor Hansen, Roice Krueger and James Skinner co-authored 101 books for the collection.three days ahead of their audacious, original goal. Every book is easy to read and designed for readers to learn all of the secrets offered on each topic in 15 minutes or less. The average length is 40 pages, which is ideal for today’s fast paced, real time world.
Some of the 101 titles include: Chronic Profitability, How to Make Friends With Anyone, The 9 Laws of the Power of Thought, The 10-Minute Bible, Wealth the Most Unselfish Process, The Successful Family, The Leader in You, Taming the E-Mail Tiger, Starting Poor–Getting Rich, and Instant Learning. Each book gets right to the heart of the matter. The books are written in a way that allows readers to apply the tools immediately in the specific area they’d like to impact.
As the project evolved, the authors learned that today more than one billion people globally are unable to read. Talking with various experts, it became clear that pride of ownership–the ability to own even one book–is a significant factor in overcoming this problem. So the authors decided to do the impossible again–they committed to offer the entire series of 101 books for each purchaser and nine of their friends for just $ 1.00.
“When asked ‘have you lost your minds?’ We simply reply, ‘No, we’re giving them away!’” jokes James Skinner. “I love that people everywhere can lift themselves up and realize their dreams by reading this easily accessible and inexpensive content online. Everything people want to know about having more success, better relationships, more effective and happy lives is all right there. We believe that Ideas That Can Change Your Life will make a massive impact in the worldand that now is just the right time!”
In addition to the 101 books, fans of Ideas That Can Change Your Life may also choose a monthly subscription to Promises, a service that provides more of these related materials to members each month. This additional service is designed to help people achieve breakthroughs in all aspects of their life via teleconference seminars and other web resources.
Months of planning and research now behind them, their first meeting in Singapore proved to be the birth of Ideas That Can Change Your Life, which the founders believe will become the best selling book series in history. Before the central website was even launched, the authors had pre sold two million books, further evidence of the mass appeal of this approach to sharing knowledge and information. Translation has already started into the Japanese language, and discussions are underway for five additional languages, with many more to follow.
For more information about this revolutionary new resource or to purchase this collection of 101 remarkable books, visit http://www.IdeasThatCanChangeYourLife.com.
Media contact: Stellar Communications (800) 858-2712
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About Ideas That Can Change Your Life
The brainchild of mega-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul author Mark Victor Hansen, Franklin Covey co-founder Roice Krueger and global financial wiz James Skinner, Ideas Can Change Your Life is an online wisdom exchange center that delivers life changing information to people around the world. The 101 books written by the co-authors and other information offered online is devoted to providing the thoughts, ideas and tools for readers everywhere to become more than anyone had thought possible, both personally and professionally. Ideas That Can Change Your Life is also devoted to helping the one billion non-readers in the world become literate.
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Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
Social Marketing for Business Join the Conversation!, based in Centennial, Colorado, is one of the largest social media for business groups in the world with over 1,200 online members and an average attendance of over 60 people per month.
Denver-based marketing agency Webolutions® leads the group, managing the annual content calendar and moderating the discussion. The group shares social media marketing knowledge through Meetup.com, Facebook and Twitter and convenes once a month at the South Metro Denver Chamber.
The group’s mission is to help businesses generate measurable return on their social media marketing investment, said Webolutions CEO John Vachalek. Its thrilling to see the community were building.
For the second year in a row, the December gathering will demonstrate the groups sense of community. Group organizers offered to organize a gift exchange if group businesses provided the gifts, and membership responded enthusiastically with over $ 1,500 in giveaways ranging from a round of golf to a years free membership to outsourced human resources service. Businesses providing gifts include:
ATA Centennial Family Martial Arts Kicks4All.com
Human Resources Plus HRPlusInc.com
GQ Barber Lounge – GQBarberLounge.com
Experience Pros Radio Show ExperiencePros.com
South Metro Denver Chamber BestChamber.com
Creek Side Gardens PlantsByCreekside.com
KC Keefer Photography & Video KCKeefer.com
Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel GolfLoneTree.com
Colorado AvidGolfer ColoradoAvidGolfer.com
Conversation at each event focuses on a particular topic. Subject matter for the December 7 session is Planning Your Social Media Marketing for 2013. Recent topics include Effective Listening to Social Media Channels, Creating a Social Media Strategy Plan and Advertising on Social Media Networks. In December, attendees will share how they will use those concepts to generate ROI from social media marketing in 2013. Additional activities include business networking and Speed Tips breakouts where immediately-actionable, tactical knowledge is shared.
Topics for 2013 include Understanding the Mechanics of a Social Media Communications Plan; Developing, Communicating and Understanding Your Brand Experience on Social Media; and Privacy & Copyright Concerns in Social Media Marketing, for which an expert attorney speaker is expected.
The entire business community is welcome and there is no cost to attend. Attendees are asked to RSVP through the groups website, Meetup.com/SocialMarketing. Breakfast is provided by My Favorite Muffin and Peets Coffee Southglenn. Attendees receive documents and an opt-in email distribution provides links to summary blog posts and videos by Conversation Starters Public Relations.
For information about the group, please contact Webolutions Director of New Media Strategies Mike Hanbery at (phone) Mhanbery (at) Webolutions (dot) com.
Founded in 1994, Webolutions is a privately owned full service marketing agency based in Denver, Colorado. The companys services include strategic branding, website design, application development, Internet marketing, experience marketing, public relations, email marketing, mobile marketing and social media. Media contact: Mike Hanbery (303) 300-2640, MHanbery (at) Webolutions (dot) com.
Peachtree Corners, Georgia (PRWEB) December 04, 2012
Rare is the business today that doesnt require the skills of a seasoned business professional, whether at the management or administrator level. Its one of the reasons why Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/), a leading online school, has launched its Business Management and Administration Community Group as a resource for students interested a number of business career fields.
Ashworth created the Management and Administration Group within its online community so students pursuing a business training course would have a place to network with and learn from each other and members of the professional business community.
Ashworths nationally accredited online management and administration training programs are among its most popular programs and the Management and Administration Group currently serves more than 700 members (November 2012). The group is part of the 125,000 plus members the online Ashworth Community.
Forbes published an article on the top ten trends in business which includes significant changes in leadership values, the rise of a global middle class, a global division of labor, and the externalizing of talent, said Ryan Rode, Ashworth Colleges Social Media Manager. Its imperative that students entering a business field have the proper management training or administration training that will allow them to be competitive.
Inside the Ashworth College Management and Administration Group
For the past 25 years, the school has been educating working adults. With the launch of the Ashworth College online Management and Administration Group, Ashworth also provides a state-of-the-art online resource that shares professional content with non-students, as well as provides social networking opportunities for existing students. Group members and visitors will find:
A network of motivated and engaged business students and professionals who are willing to encourage others by sharing personal, professional and educational insights and successes.
Online study groups comprised of current Ashworth students enrolled in one of Ashworths career, certificate or degree programs. These students are quick to offer assistance with lessons and provide moral support to group members.
Insights from practicing professionals. Subject matter experts frequently host live events to answer questions related to this exciting career.
Ashworth Colleges management training programs and business administration training programs are offered at either the degree or certificate level.
I attend Ashworth and I truly love it I am a happy camper. I totally believe in Ashworth. I am in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program and loving every minute of it. Posted by Management and Administration Group member sgill304.
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Health Connexions is proud to be a sponsor of this event…
Contemporary Art in Public Places
The ICC at the ROM invites you to an evening of contemporary art with City of Toronto Public Art Coordinator Jane Perdue, ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche curator Shirley Madill and Public Artist Lesia Mokrycke. Together these three speakers will discuss the importance of art in the public sphere and highlight the impact of the arts on Canadian culture.
Date: Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Time: 7:00pm 9:00pm
Location: Royal Ontario Museum, ROM Theatre, Level 1B
Entrance: Presidents Choice School Entrance (insert map)
Cost: Public $ 30, FICC Members $ 25, Penn-Wharton Alumni $ 25 (includes one free glass of wine)
Sponsors: Co-presented by the Penn-Wharton Club of Toronto and the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the ROM
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Toronto is one of the most vibrant cities in North America. How do we ensure it continues to grow?
The corridors, avenues and arcades of the city make up the shared space of urban living. Without the walls of a gallery or a museum, public art takes on meaning from its environment: the city and the people who frequent its streets. Public art occupies intermediary ground between architecture, landscape architecture, sculpture, painting, digital media and performance. For this reason, public artwork becomes part of the infrastructure of the city and can have a powerful impact on the way we use public space. For this panel, the speakers will look at the interplay between the permanent and the ephemeral in public art, as both have a lasting impact on the urban sector. Together Jane Perdue, Shirley Madill and Lesia Mokrycke highlight the arts as an important factor in the way people experience urban space. This talk outlines initiatives such as the Percent for Public Art Program, ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche and several public art projects, providing insight into why these initiatives are essential to Canadian cities as world-class cultural centers.
This talk presents artists, both national and international, who have contributed to the arts in Toronto. Join speakers Jane Perdue, Shirley Madill and Lesia Mokrycke to learn why art in the public sphere is important to the continued growth of our cities as international destinations for travel, intellectual discourse and cultural synergy.
Jane Perdue, Public Art Coordinator, City Planning, will provide an overview of the City of Toronto’s Percent for Public Art Program. Working with urban design and community planning, the program identifies and secures art opportunities on both public and private lands. Local public art installations to be shown include works by Barbara Astman, Doug Coupland, Shayne Dark, Eldon Garnet, Jaako Pernu, Derek Root, Susan Schell, and James Turrell.
Shirley Madill, Curator of Zone B for ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche 2011, will address the relationship between social space, architecture and the city through the curatorial project The Future of the Present. Approaching public art from the perspective of the transient, Shirley will explore the role that temporary public art events can have in transforming the city. The City of Toronto has taken a global leadership role through the production of the annual ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche event. Her discussion will focus on the way intense and accessible engagement with art elevates the public’s awareness of its significance in activating public social space.
Lesia Mokrycke, Public Artist, will discuss the process of creating work for the public realm and the impact public works can have on community spaces, both personal and civic. Lesia will discuss the relationship between permanent public art and transient artworks through several large-scale projects including Woodland, Rain, Soliloquy and Le Soleil au Travers les Arbres. Tracing the conceptual thread of her work, Lesia will address the interplay between nature, industry and community and highlight the important role the arts can have in furthering the growth and development of cities.
About the Speakers
Jane Perdue, Public Art Coordinator, Urban Design, City Planning, City of Toronto
Since 1991 Jane Perdue has worked full time for the City of Toronto as the Public Art Coordinator, Urban Design, City Planning. Responsibilities include public art policy development; approval and implementation of public art projects on public and private lands; and, the administration of the Toronto Public Art Commission (TPAC), a citizen volunteer group. As the City Planning representative, Ms. Perdue has been responsible for the approval process and implementation of over 100 public art installations in Torontos public realm.
Ms. Perdue has a BA in Art History (minor in film) and in 2007 she received her full membership with the Ontario Professional Planning Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.
From 1986 to 1990, she was a volunteer member of TPAC serving as Vice-Chair for two years and from 1996 to 2009, she was a Board of Trustees member with the Art Gallery of Ontario.
She has been on public art selection committees such as the GTAA Pearson Airport; Winnipeg’s “City Crossing, international urban design competition and in 2010, a jury member for the Canadian Fallen Fighters Memorial, National Capital Commission Lands, Ottawa. Over the years, Ms. Perdue has been a freelance journalist for CBC radio, CJRT and published in film and art magazines.
Shirley Madill, Curator, ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche 2011
Shirley Madill is a graduate from the University of Manitoba whose post-graduate studies focused on International and Cultural History as well as Art History. She was Curator of Contemporary Art and Photography at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from 1979 until 1999 when she left to take position of Chief Curator/Director of Programming at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Vice-President and C.O.O. as well as Director of Programming. She was CEO at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria from 2006-08, Director of Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University from 2008-2011 and currently Director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. She is a member of the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators, travelled extensively throughout the world and curated many exhibitions in contemporary art on an international level. Madill has also served on numerous Canada Council juries and presented papers on photography, performance art, womens art issues, and First Nations art across Canada and the United States. She has also taught courses in 20th Century Canadian and European Art at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba and Brock University, St. Catharines, the History of
Photography at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Arts Management at the University of Victoria and Curatorial Studies at Brock University. In 1993 Madill spent a six-month residency in Valenciennes, France at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Superieure. Madill also served on various art organizations Board of Directors including the position of President of Winnipegs Contemporary Dancers for over seven years, OAAG Board and HECFI Board in Hamilton. She also completed the Museum Leadership Course at the Getty in 2009. She has an extensive publication record. She recently received the Ontario Association of Architects Certificate of Recognition for the Advocacy for Architecture for the Future Cities international exhibition project and was the 2004 Canadian Commissioner for the Sao Paulo Bienal featuring the work of David Rokeby. She won an award for best exhibition 2007 from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and in 2010 for the publication David Hoffos: Scenes from the House Dream. She was one of three curators of ScotiaBank Nuit Blanche 2011 for Zone B, The Future of the Present, t
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