Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SAFE International Announces Launch of “SAFE International Self Defense Courses”

SAFE International Self Defense would like to announce the launch of their new website page, "SAFE International Self Defense Courses".

Toronto, ON, March 17, 2014 - (Straight Line PR)- SAFE International Self Defense would like to announce the launch of their new website page, "SAFE International Self Defense Courses". SAFE International is a leader in mobile personal protection/self defense instruction. They have taught more than 180,000 women since 1994. SAFE International specializes in women’s self defense parties, high school self defense, corporate self defense, as well as private self defense. What makes SAFE International so effective is that they don’t just teach the physical side of self defense but also the psychological and emotional sides.

What will you find on the self defense course page? SAFE International offers women’s self defense, high school self defense, corporate self defense, self defense for men, and self defense for seniors. Have you ever wondered about how to handle specific self defense scenarios such as being attacked on an elevator, or how to approach your car safely? Those are just a couple of the many topics SAFE International covers with all their self defense courses that they offer, in addition to the physical self defense concepts taught.

More than 180,000 people have participated in the SAFE International self defense lessons in a few countries. SAFE International has set a lofty goal to teach 500,000 people with their self defense classes, and they are well on their way.

SAFE International is gaining world-wide recognition for their self defense philosophies and the SAFE International Self Defense Courses are a great way to make everyone safer.Their main site can be found at www.safeinternational.biz

Chris Roberts
SAFE International™
15535 Cooper Rd.
Lunenburg, ON
Canada K0C 1R0
1 800 465-5972

Belle's Big Adventure Airstream Road Trip

In celebration of Belle Chevre’s 25th year of making highly applauded cheeses, an all-American, cross-country road trip entitled Belle’s Big Adventure is launching March 21st with a kick-off party in Elkmont, Alabama

Elkmont, AL, March 18, 2014 — In celebration of Belle Chevre’s 25th year of making highly applauded cheeses, an all-American, cross-country road trip entitled Belle’s Big Adventure is launching March 21st with a kick-off party in Elkmont, Alabama. Belle Chevre will embark on the nationwide tour in an Airstream from their new creamery location in Elkmont, Alabama on March 21st, and with a christening at their newest retail location in downtown Huntsville, Alabama. The tour will marked by stops along the way at Whole Foods Markets sampling their award-winning cheeses and Chevre cheesecakes.

Belle Chevre is driving cross-country, in partnership with Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, to spread the goat cheese gospel about their creative and capricious goat cheese products. Cheese lovers will be able to learn more about our products, how they are made, where, and why, and, most importantly, get to sample them. Belle Chevre intends to spread the word that goat cheeses are an extremely healthy choice, and are one of the world’s most versatile cheeses, going easily in recipes from breakfast to dessert.

Belle Chevre has been recognized as a cult brand with dedicated customers nationally. We couldn’t think of a more fun and engaging way to get out and make new friends and see loyal fans than by sampling our delicious products,” says Tasia Malakasis. “And we couldn’t envision a better travel partner than Airstream as their quality and history is admired by so many but especially us at Belle Chevre,” Tasia continues.

The cross-country trip can be followed via an interactive map on Belle Chevre’s web site at http://www.bellechevre.com/belles-big-adventure/

The company will be chronicling the trip with video, social media and musings from the traveling mascot, Valentine The Goat.

About: Belle Chevre has been recognized and applauded by everyone from the American Cheese Society (for excellence in craftsmanship) and the Good Food Awards (for excellence in sustainability) to the Today Show and Oprah Magazine. With 25 years of cheesemaking experience under their belt, this passionate group of artisans has nearly 100 national awards and is a favorite of the nation’s most savvy cheesemongers. Their unique selection of handmade cheeses go far beyond the classic log to include sweet breakfast chevres, cheeses marinated in olive oil and herbs, a chevre cheesecake, and DIY cheese kits.

About Airstream
Airstream, manufacturer of the iconic “silver bullet” travel trailer, is the longest-tenured recreational vehicle manufacturer in North America. Following founder Wally Byam’s credo, “Let’s not make changes, let’s only make improvements,” Airstream has remained a timeless classic. Byam’s vision for Airstream trailers was to use these design- and quality-driven products to allow people to dream, travel and explore the open road. A subsidiary of Thor Industries, Airstream is based in Jackson Center, Ohio, where a team of craftsmen remains dedicated to preserving the brand’s legendary reputation for quality and innovation. For more information, please visit www.airstream.com, call 877-596-6111 or contact Airstream, Inc., 419 West Pike Street, P.O. Box 629, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334.

More news about Airstream, our dealers and current travel trailer and touring coach models can be found at www.Airstream.com. For the latest news on Airstream, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Airstream_Inc. . You can also stay connected with adventure-loving techies and learn about inspiring on-the-road experiences through Airstream’s Live Riveted Mobile App.

Kata Gregg
Belle Chevre
18845 Upper Ft Hampton Road
Elkmont, Al 35620

Mrs. Ann Campbell & Gen. John Campbell, Holly Petraeus to Receive Easter Seals Advocacy Awards

Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA has announced that Mrs. Ann Campbell and Gen. John Campbell, 34th Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, and Hollister “Holly” Petraeus, Assistant Director with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Head of its Office of Servicemember Affairs, will receive Advocacy Awards at its Advocacy Awards dinner on May 6, 2014 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.

Silver Spring, MD, March 18, 2014 - Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA has announced that Mrs. Ann Campbell and Gen. John Campbell, 34th Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, and Hollister “Holly” Petraeus, Assistant Director with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Head of its Office of Servicemember Affairs, will receive Advocacy Awards at its Advocacy Awards dinner on May 6, 2014 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.

Phil Panzarella, President and Chief Executive Officer of CPS Professional Services, serves as the Chair of the 2014 Advocacy Awards. Deborah Mullen, advocate for military families and wife of Admiral Mike Mullen (Ret.), 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, serves as Honorary Chair.

Since 2004, the Advocacy Awards event has recognized leaders who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to advancing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities or special needs. The 10th annual Advocacy Awards will highlight Easter Seals’ services to the military family, including Child Development Programs for “Little Warriors,” Military Family Respite, Caregiver Training, Adult Day Services, Veteran Staffing Network and Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs.

“It is an honor to devote this 10th anniversary of the Advocacy Awards to recognize service members and their families who have answered our nation’s call, and to recognize those who join with us as we in turn empower our veterans, warriors and their families to thrive in their communities beyond their call of duty,” says Lisa Reeves, President & CEO of Easter Seals Serving DC I MD I VA.

Ann and General Campbell are accepting an Advocacy Award on behalf of active and veteran military service members and their families. As the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, General Campbell is a four star General and the second-highest ranking officer in the Department of the Army. In this capacity he is responsible for the management of the U.S. Army's capabilities, requirements, budget, policy, plans, programs, and installations, as well as management of the Army Staff. General Campbell has more than 34 years of service and has commanded at every echelon from platoon to division, with combat tours in Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In 2010 General Campbell led more than 30,000 Soldiers in combat operations across fourteen provinces within Regional Command East while serving in Afghanistan as the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) "Screaming Eagles."

Some of Ann Campbell’s most dedicated efforts have been toward guiding volunteer-led Army Family Readiness Groups (FRG) from Company to Division level. A tireless advocate for our soldiers, their families, veterans and wounded warriors, she recently joined the board for Centerstone Military Services, which provides online counseling and support groups to soldiers and their families through the program “Courage Beyond.”

Through her work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Ms. Petraeus has led efforts to ensure that military families receive strong financial education and to see that federal and state agencies coordinate their activities to improve consumer protection measures for military families. A military spouse for 37 years, Ms. Petraeus has had extensive experience as a volunteer leader in military family programs and has worked with local, state and national legislators on issues affecting Army families.

Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA provides services to ensure all people with disabilities and other special needs, including wounded warriors, veterans, and their families, have equal opportunities to lead full and productive lives. To make a donation or table reservation, visit www.advocacyawards.org or email Shiree Skinner at sskinner@eseal.org.

Steven Infanti
SMI Communications
1420 Spring Street I
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Drew and INTO University Partnerships Form Joint Venture to Enrich International Learning Experience

INTO New York at Drew University will build on university’s legacy of internationalization

Madison, NJ, March 17, 2014 – Drew University and INTO University Partnerships today announced a joint venture to support and enhance international education on campus and greatly expand learning opportunities for international and domestic students. The partnership, formed under the name INTO New York at Drew University, will support Drew’s strategic internationalization goals in several ways:

Grow and diversify the international student population on campus;
Establish international educational programs and support services that will expand all students’ social, global and professional engagement; and
Further build the university’s global reach and reputation.

INTO partners with leading universities in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia to advance each institution’s comprehensive internationalization efforts and expand their global reach and impact. The joint venture with Drew reflects INTO’s commitment to improve global access to quality higher education and to provide students with an increasing breadth of study options.

The partnership comes at a time when record numbers of international students are studying in the United States with more than 800,000 students enrolled in academic year 2012-2013, according to the Institute of International Education. Through INTO’s extensive global recruitment network across 75 countries, the partnership plans to seize this opportunity and grow Drew University’s international student population at an optimal rate. The first cohort of students at INTO New York at Drew University will enroll in academic year 2014-2015.

The INTO New York at Drew University model is unique in that it leverages Drew’s distinctive qualities as a supportive liberal arts institution, offering a small-school environment with a big-world experience less than an hour from midtown Manhattan. Drew’s promise, “We Deliver Full-Impact Learning to the World,” melds a challenging academic curriculum, a global learning culture and extensive New York City experiential opportunities, all of which enable a student’s greatest success.

“The INTO partnership is an exciting venture for the Drew community and helps us build on our longstanding international programs at home and abroad, including launching the first United Nations Semester in the country in 1962,” said Drew President Vivian A. Bull. “Inviting more international undergraduates to join the Drew community offers the rest of the student body the opportunity to learn with, and from, their global peers, giving them an advantage in a highly connected world.”

INTO New York at Drew University will offer international students a unique program in which they complete the first two years of undergraduate academic and English language coursework at Drew. Upon successful completion, students will then be eligible to complete the remaining two years of a degree program at Drew or they may choose to finish their degree at a number of well-known institutions in the New York metropolitan area.

An INTO partnership transforms a campus through broad engagement of the entire university community by creating opportunities for faculty and staff, enhancing the educational experience for domestic students and improving outcomes for international students. Drew University will retain control of all academic aspects of the partnership and its brand.

“Comprehensive internationalization cannot be a ‘one size fits all’ effort. One of the great advantages of the U.S. higher education system is that it is a rich tapestry of models and structures,” said John Sykes, Group Managing Director, INTO University Partnerships. “Smaller, private, well-established liberal arts institutions like Drew have much to offer international students, but may not have the resources to reach them. We are excited to introduce this unique study option to prospective international students while investing in Drew’s efforts to foster global perspectives through comprehensive internationalization.”

Drew University joins other successful INTO partnerships in North America, including Oregon State University, University of South Florida, Colorado State University, Marshall University and George Mason University. Since 2006, INTO has successfully launched partnerships with 19 universities around the world.

For more information about Drew University, please visit www.drew.edu or follow the university @DrewUniversity. More information on INTO University Partnerships can be found at http://www.into-corporate.com or follow INTO @INTOnetwork.

About Drew University
Drew University is a private, liberal arts university located in Madison, N.J., just 29 miles west of New York City. Ranked among the top liberal arts institutions nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Washington Monthly, Drew is also listed in Princeton Review’s Best 378 Colleges. The Drew promise—We Deliver Full-Impact Learning to the World—emphasizes the university’s commitment to borderless education that enables a student’s greatest success in a globally connected world. Drew has a total student enrollment of more than 2,000 in three schools: The College of Liberal Arts, the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and the Drew Theological School. The undergraduate program offers degrees in 30 different disciplines, while Caspersen and the Theological School offer degrees at the masters of arts and doctorate levels.

About INTO University Partnerships
Universities partner with INTO to advance their ambitious comprehensive internationalization agendas. INTO’s deeply embedded joint ventures create a globally diverse and integrated campus, improve the overall student experience, and increase international students’ access to higher education. Through INTO’s resources and expertise, institutions expand their ability to create highly supportive academic environments, establish state-of-the-art learning and living spaces and deliver university-designed programs. Since 2006, INTO has established partnerships with 19 universities in the UK, the US and China. These partnerships have helped more than 7,500 international students from over 100 countries begin their academic studies at partner institutions in North America, including Oregon State University, the University of South Florida, Colorado State University, Marshall University and George Mason University.

Anne Jenkins
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206