Tuesday, October 6, 2015

German, Eagles poised for repeat performance

Junior volleyball player Skylar German wants another conference championship so bad it hurts – literally.

The Central Athletic Collegiate Conference (CACC) reigning player of the year has spent the early part of this season nursing ankle and foot sprains and is playing with a torn labrum, an injury she plans to get surgically repaired after this season.

“I feel it, but the pain of sitting out and not playing with my teammates hurts more than the injuries.”

German and her teammates have picked up where they left off last season, as CACC champs and NCAA tournament participants. The Eagles are currently 13-5 (6-1 in CACC) and have won eight of their past nine matches.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Five reasons why an undergraduate Equine degree is a responsible choice

I frequently talk with prospective students and their parents who are weighing the decision to enroll in an undergraduate Equine-related degree program. I’m a big supporter of college students studying something that really matters to them, and any time I have the chance to talk with young people about the decision they have ahead of them in choosing a course of study, I’m going to take it. So often, these young people are wrestling with whether they should pursue their passionate interest or perhaps declare something more “legitimate and responsible” that will feed them into normal career paths.

If the student really wants to have that normal job and prefers the security of a well-worn track, I am 100 percent in support of them pursuing that. However, many of the prospective students I speak with are wrestling with the decision for the opposite reason: they really don’t feel like they need the structure and predictability of a normal job or career path, but they are afraid that it’s irresponsible for them to choose something else based mostly on the passionate interest that gets them out of bed every day.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Eagles see early season success across the board

As we approach October, the Fall sports seasons have moved into full gear. Many teams are hitting their stride as they compete into Central Athletic College Conference (CACC) play and several student-athletes have been recognized for their exceptional performance through the first month of the season. 

Here’s a look at how each team is performing this season:

Volleyball – The Eagles have picked up where they left off last year, as CACC champs. Volleyball has won five of their past six matches, and sit at 3-1 in conference play. Reigning CACC Player of the Year, Skylar German, has continued her exceptional play, twice being named CACC Player of the Week in September. A showdown with undefeated and conference leading Bloomfield College awaits the Eagles in the first week of October.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Post in the media: Asking for a raise, high hopes on the field and more

Post University faculty, staff and students have been in the news several times recently. Take a look at the latest headlines to hit the news: 

The right and wrong way to ask for a raise

Don Kelly, Vice President of Human Resources, provided insights for an article on how to ask your boss for a raise on TheStreet.com. Kelly explained that there are many aspects to be assessed before asking for a raise, including the organization’s performance, the current market and the employee’s personal performance. When discussing the possibility of a raise, Kelly said employees should be prepared to explain to their boss how their net worth to the company makes them more valuable than they used to be. Also, discussing how other employees are compensated or threatening to leave if you don’t receive a raise are two things to avoid, according to Kelly. This article was also syndicated on MSN and Lockerdome.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top tools for content curation

Today’s Internet provides so much information at the drop of a Google search term. Making sense of all of this information, or organizing it in a meaningful way, has become somewhat of a chore. Many businesses are looking to content curation as a way to gather high quality information and share it in a single, easy-to-find location. As educators we all have our own areas of interest, and view those interests through our individual lenses, to place an even deeper level of focus on the topic.

So what is content curation?
The process of curating content entails you, the expert, filtering through resources that relate to your main topic of interest and then selecting only those resources that are of high quality and are uniquely relevant to your particular topic. These resources are then displayed on a website that your students can access at any time. The website becomes a museum of sorts focused on your own unique topic.

Friday, September 18, 2015

5 Questions with Steve Paulone: Recent stock market volatility

1. Most days recently have become an “all or nothing” with the stock market, with stocks surging to the best results of the year one day, while falling to new multi-year lows the next. What are the factors contributing to the extreme volatility in the market of late?
There are many factors with the recent wave of volatility in stock prices and the market. Among the major contributors to this surge and retreat behavior is: fear that the economic recovery we have enjoyed for the past seven years is ending, the devaluation of the Chinese currency and the overall state of the Chinese economy as it affects the global economy and the price of U.S. stocks. Prices of U.S. stocks should reflect future earning potential; if the future is not bright economically then future profits will not materialize and thus stocks are not worth a higher price.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sprint Football opens promising season this week

After a long off season, the Post University sprint football team returns to action this week. The Eagles begin their season on the road against Army on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Post will welcome the University of Pennsylvania to LaMoy Field on Saturday, Sept. 26 at noon in their home-opener.

Last year, the Eagles won three of their final four games, including a 48-6 victory over Princeton University in their season finale to finish at 4-3 for the second consecutive season. The 42-point margin of victory was the second-highest in the five-year history of the team.

Chestnut Hill becomes a member of the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), replacing the Princeton Tigers on the Eagles’ slate. Chestnut Hill also competes against Post in all other sports as a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) and becomes the ninth member of the CSFL.