Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Five ways to celebrate Women’s Equality Day

In 1971, supported by Representative Bella Abzug (NY-D) and passed by a joint resolution in Congress, August 26 was designated as Women’s Equality Day in recognition of the passage of the 19th amendment.

The passage of this monumental amendment not only granted women the right to vote but changed the face of public policy and political agendas in the United States. Previously shaped by the ideologies of men, political platforms prior to the passage of the 19th amendment did not represent the topics important to women, a group that is composed of approximately 50 percent of the population. Thanks to the suffragists who worked continuously in support of the 19th amendment, women have been provided with a means to convey their opinions and develop policies that are important to them, building on the ideas of freedom and equality, as well as setting the stage for future civil rights agendas.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fall sports teams gearing up for 2015 season

Student-athletes are back on campus and pre-season practice is underway as the fall sports seasons kick off next week. The volleyball, soccer, sprint football, cross country and tennis teams have been training hard this summer and will all hope to build on the successes they experienced last season. Here’s a preview of what to look forward to for each team this fall:

Volleyball – Last year’s winner of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) will begin the defense of their title in the Long Island Invitational. The Eagles will face off against four opponents in two days, with their opener coming against the Owls of Southern Connecticut State University on September 4. The Eagles return four of their six starters from a year ago, including the reigning CACC Player of the Year, Skylar German. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Post in the Media – Greek debt, student loans and more

Post University and its faculty and staff have been in the news several times recently, offering up professional advice and contributing expertise to publications across the nation.

Here’s a recap of the latest headlines to hit the news:

Poor accounting led to Greek debt crisis
Alisa Hunt, Academic Program Manager for Post’s Master of Science in Accounting program, was the source of an Accounting Today article on the Greek debt crisis. Hunt highlighted Greece’s short history of accounting training and limited number of certified public accountants as part of the nation’s current downfall. A history of corruption and tax evasion in Greece is also a major factor contribution to the debt issue, according to Hunt.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Five tips for our incoming Main Campus students

This month, colleges and universities across the nation will be welcoming the Class of 2019 on to campus. The college journey starts with questions and curiosity for many freshman, who often find it challenging to adapt to their new surroundings and educational requirements. Here at Post we want students to make the most of their college experience in every aspect, and become ingrained in the positive, learning culture we’ve created.

To do so, here are a few tips for incoming Main Campus students on adjusting to college life:

Friday, August 14, 2015

5 Questions with David Jannetty: Movie theater shootings in the U.S.

1. Movie theater shootings have taken place in Nashville, TN last week and in Lafayette, LA three weeks ago; and the sentencing was just held for the Colorado movie theater shooter. Why do you feel we’ve seen multiple occurrences of public crowd shootings, specifically in movie theaters?
I suspect these may be copycat offenses where the suspects are looking for the publicity that surrounds these types of violent events.  People must realize that not just movie theaters, but any place where crowds of people are gathered, may be vulnerable to this type of violence.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Twelve tips for effective mobile learning design

Today, most learners have access to some type of mobile device. Whether it’s a cell phone or a tablet with a touch screen, because learners have these devices with them most of the time, it is a great idea to give them instructional content that they can access anytime—anywhere. Imagine presenting an overview of a weekly unit before discussing it in class. You may have already tried using the Flipped Classroom model, or heard the term Mobile Learning (or m-Learning, or M-learning, or even mLearning).  Whichever way you want to spell it, m-Learning is the current name for learning lessons, activities, and materials that are accessed on a mobile device. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Former Post standout athlete signs professional basketball contract

Former Post men’s basketball standout and 2014 graduate Zack Krischer has had one ultimate goal throughout his life – to play professional basketball.

Last week, that goal was realized, as Krischer signed a contract to play professionally with Maccabi Hod Hasharon, of Israel’s Liga Leumit.

“It means the world to me to be able to play professional basketball,” said Krischer. “Ever since I could pick up a basketball this is all I ever wanted to do, now I have the chance to make a living doing it. It’s the greatest job in the world for me.”