Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Post University faculty and staff's recent impacts across industries

Our faculty and staff share a common cultural mission to engage with their education communities, share their insights with their peers, and be the best in their disciplines. Their efforts continue to lead them to make impacts across the education sector and other industries. We wanted to highlight some of their recent achievements over the past few months.

Ruby Parker, Director of Post University's
English Language Institute

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How Malcolm Baldrige's legacy lives on at The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business

You might have read our announcement last week that we've renamed our Business School "The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business." That announcement was the culmination of a great deal of effort in identifying someone whose legacy embodies the qualities, goal, and mission of our school. We knew there was no better name to attach to our School of Business than Malcolm Baldrige.

The biggest reason why is a century-long commitment to educating business men and women to live up to the standards set by Malcolm Baldrige. The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, excellence, integrity, and leadership -- the same qualities that led Baldrige to become one of the most well-regarded business luminaries. That tradition is more alive today at Post University than ever before. Here's how.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Unveiling ... the new Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University

You could feel the excitement in the air today on Post University's campus as we announced that we would name our Business School after former Secretary of Commerce under Ronald Reagan and well-known business leader, Malcolm Baldrige.

Ronald Reagan and Malcolm Baldrige, 1983
We're honored that the Baldrige family granted permission to name our School of Business after one of the world's most highly regarded and influential business trailblazers. The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University embodies the qualities of great business leadership -- vision, passion, innovation, quality, character, and ethics.

These are the same traits that helped Malcolm Baldrige transform Waterbury-based Scovill, Inc. from a financially troubled brass mill into a highly diversified manufacturer of consumer, housing, and industrial goods. And, they are the same traits that made him one of our nation's most influential secretaries of commerce.

Friday, September 7, 2012

5 back-to-school bedtime tips

Many children have had a summer of fun-filled activities free from schedules and routines. With the new school year about to begin, most parents are now tasked with getting their child back into regulated evening and morning routines. This is usually a challenging transition to accomplish, as many children don't want their summer freedoms to end. As an early childhood educator, here are some tips I recommend to parents to help them get their children back into the school sleep mode.

1. Negotiate bedtimes for children of varying ages. We recognize that children between five and 12 need about 11 hours of sleep, while those in their teens require about nine or 10 hours. Many families have children of mixed ages, and these optimum sleep-time differences can often become a source of contention among siblings. Parents should negotiate bedtimes that are appropriate for all their children's ages. This is something I recently talked about with Richard Asa, who included some of my thoughts in his Chicago Tribune story on bedtime strategies for children. To the young child who might want to know why his brother can stay up later, explain that his brother's bones and muscles are stronger and they don't need as much rest as his. You might also add, when he is as old as his brother, he'll be able to stay up later, too.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back to school and back to work: Tips for parents, professionals, and educators

The first week of September is known as the back-to-school and back-to-work week. That brings with it a host of to-do's, depending on who you ask.

Many parents, for instance, are helping their children gear up for the new academic year. Professionals, on the other hand, are coming off their summer vacations and returning to work or picking up with certain career goals, such as finding a new job. And many educators are beginning to implement new strategies and initiatives they've planned for the year.

These have been the biggest topics our team has been talking about lately with the media, and we wanted to share some of our freshest tips that journalists and bloggers have been featuring in their publications. Here's a roundup of advice-oriented articles for parents, professionals, and educators alike for the back-to-school and back-to-work season.

Back-to-School Tips for Parents
PARENTAL GUIDANCE: How parents can help their child
succeed in school
  • "Class Rules for Parents." Denise Schipani reported for Better Homes and Gardens on how parents of K-12 students can be involved in their child's academic success. She featured advice from Jane Bailey, Dean of Post University's School of Education, on how to determine if you should request a new teacher for your child, and how to make the ask. The article is packed with useful advice for any K-12 parent. You can read it by grabbing this month's issue of Better Home and Gardens and flipping to page 197.