Career Education: Indiana State University has launched a new program to encourage adults who did not complete their college education to return to school and earn four-year degrees.
The newly created Adult Career Education (ACE) program hopes to target persons 25 or older that have already completed approximately 60 hours of college credit or more. [...]
Career Education: American Public University, a member institution of the fully-accredited American Public University System (APUS), recently announced an agreement to enable US employees of Walmart and Sam’s Club to earn college degrees at an affordable price.
The agreement incorporates associates of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc earning [...]
As originally reported by MSNBC, a growing population of Americans find themselves on the brink of exhausting the government maximum of 99 weeks of unemployment benefits.
Microsoft Corporation, an international leader in software, services and technology solutions, will provide free vouchers to the entire state of Ohio to pay for online training and certification courses in using its variety of products.
Kaplan Continuing Education and Kaplan University are sponsoring the first-annual National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, which brings safety awareness and public service announcements while paying homage to dedicated EMS professional nationwide.
An Irish pub in the Manhattan region of New York City recently converted its second floor into an unemployment center – apparently doing its job to help job seekers in the state’s ultra-competitive job market.
The Princeton Review, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading online career education and test preparation providers – has completed a new agreement with the National Labor College.
The related press release declares that the “strategic relationship will bring together the technical and financial resources of The Princeton Review and its subsidiary, Penn Foster, with [...]
Online Education: Capella University has published its new “Inside Online Education” podcast, which reveals a first-hand look at the school’s innovative online library. The podcast provides a unique overview of how Capella’s online library is so unique and effective in the online education forum. The podcast, which lasts about 15 minutes, includes live interviews with [...]
Tiger’s Comeback at the Masters
Even before Tiger’s public apology and announced return to golf at the Masters, the 2010 season was viewed as being critical to Tiger’s hope of tracking down Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 major golf championships – as three of the events are being played at extremely Tiger-friendly locations. Of Tiger’s 14 [...]
“I was living a life of a lie. I really was. And I was doing a lot of things… that hurt a lot of people. And stripping away denial and rationalization you start coming to the truth of who you really are and that can be very ugly.”
Marrying a celebrity has its advantages. Sure, you have the intrusion on your privacy by the paparazzi, but with celebrity come the glitz, the glamour, the clothes, the parties, the independence…and, of course, the money. But being married to a sports and global corporate icon, in the midst of a monumental scandal must feel like you’ve made a deal with the devil.
When a star of this magnitude falls from grace with such force and speed, the world stops blinking for fear of missing even a second of the coverage. Since November 27, 2009, Tiger has captivated, disappointed, engaged, enraged and frustrated his fans, friends and foes alike.
rior to the ‘Tiger Pause,’ the world’s greatest golfer, and arguably its most prominent athlete, was sponsored by some of the top global brands. International corporations including Accenture, AT&T, Nike, EA Sports, Tag Heuer, Golf Digest, NetJets and Gillette all made use of the vast marketability of Tiger Woods. Of his estimated $100 million annual income, approximately 90% was derived through sponsorships.
Following the Escalade accident, Tiger essentially went into hiding, posting three apologetic messages on his website in which he took full responsibility for his actions and asked that the media not pursue the “private” matters between him and his wife and family. Unsurprisingly, Tiger’s request fell on deaf ears as the paparazzi relentlessly pursued the story. Finally, the world’s greatest golfer announced that he would be making a statement on Friday February 19 in a closed environment in front of family, friends, colleagues and an extremely small segment of the press.
Tiger’s Birdies and the PGA Tour
As Tiger is the unquestioned face of professional golf, his scandal deeply impacted the start of the 2010 PGA Tour season and its television-broadcasting partners. Following the accident and preliminary reporting of Tiger’s self-described “transgressions,” Tiger went silent. Soon after, he announced his “break” – initially of an undetermined [...]