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September 10, 2018

Ironwoman Diana Woolf Races for PTSD Awareness

In April 2018, Diana Woolf, a 47-year-old fire service veteran from Highland Hills, Ohio, competed in an Ironman triathlon dressed in full turnout gear—something no woman has ever done before her. Her reason? To raise awareness and funding to help firefighters cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies have found that anywhere between approximately 7 percent and 37 percent of the nation’s more than 1 million firefighters meet the criteria for a current diagnosis of PTSD.

July 10, 2018

CSU Employee Honored for Excellent Course Design

On June 26, 2018, representatives from Blackboard, Inc., a leader in virtual learning environments and course management systems, journeyed  to Columbia Southern University to present instructional designer Julia Hart with the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award for Liberal Arts Math. The Blackboard Catalyst Awards recognize faculty and course designers from schools, colleges and universities around the world who develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the very best in technology and learning. The Exemplary Course Program category honors courses demonstrating excellence in four areas: assessment, course design, interaction and collaboration, and learner support. This is the university’s second Blackboard Catalyst Award two years in a row, a rare honor.

July 3, 2018

What's the Difference Between Business Casual and Business Professional? [Infographic]

Like it or not, most employers say it takes less than a second for a candidate to make a first impression. Use this guide to ensure you’re making the best first impression possible, setting the course for a stellar interview. Before your interview, ask the hiring manager whether you should dress business casual or business professional. If they are unsure or you don’t have time to ask, err on the side of caution and choose business professional. It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed, and the interviewers will most likely appreciate you taking the time to look extra polished. 
 

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