Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Information Commons Resources

Thinking about renovations to your library? Looking for resources on the latest hot architectural concept for academic libraries? Jennifer Macaulay, currently a graduate student in the masters of library science program at Southern Connecticut State University, has compiled and posted ths type of info on her blog. Her really nice blog is titled Life as I Know It and reflects her thoughts as she journeys through graduate school. The resources listed include books, journal articles, and web links. It is very handy to have in one place. Thanks Jennifer!

Click here to access Jennifer's Information Commons Resources list.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Affordable college education on the horizon for students

New Jersey college students are in for a huge break on their federal student loans with the recent approval by the House of Representatives of the HR-5 College Relief Act of 2007.

The bill calls for a reduction in interest rates on federal student loans from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent with an increase in the maximum Pell grant offer to $5,100 for low-income homes. The same bill also calls for a reduction in parent loan interest rates from 8.5 percent to 4.25 percent.

The bill was voted on by the House on January 17 and approved. It now awaits a vote and approval by the Senate. If approved, the bill would go into effect immediately and loans being taken out as of July 1 will have the new interest rates implemented.

Click here to read the entire story (The Whit Online, The Independent Student Newspaper at Rowan University)

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Rutgers Dean Authors First Book on Genetics and Nursing Practice

Sunday, 02/04/07 - Felissa R. Lashley, Rutgers College of Nursing Dean, is the proud author of "Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice". According to Medical News Today, this is the first book of its kind to be published within the field of nursing education.

"To provide the best nursing care it is essential that practitioners and students have a basic knowledge of genetics and how it affects the major areas of nursing practice," stated Lashley. "Genetic factors can cause disease or affect an individual's susceptibility and resistance to disease and even treatment."

Lashley is the author of over 300 publications and the recipient of several awards including the Nurse Researcher Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care which she received in 2000.

Read the full article here

Friday, February 02, 2007

Monmouth University to Host Annual Diversity Conference

Monmouth University will host the Annual Statewide Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference of the American Conference on Diversity on Friday, March 2, 2007. The keynote speaker will be Major General Joseph A. McNeil, one of the original North Carolina A & T students responsible for the student sit-in movement in the 1960s. His actions became the catalyst for a major social movement and challenged racial segregation in the South.

President Named Education Forerunner

Cole Gets N.J.'s Leader in Education Award by Garden State Woman Magazine - In recognition of her work at Montclair State University, President Susan A. Cole has recently been named New Jersey's Leader in Education for 2006 by Garden State Woman magazine.
Garden State Woman, which is published bi-monthly with a readership of around 100,000, first started recognizing New Jersey's most successful women in 2005, with the first recipient being former First Lady Mary Jo Codey.