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Scottsdale League for the Arts Appoints Board Member

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Susan E. Wells, partner of business law firm Jaburg Wilk, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale League for the Arts. The Scottsdale League for the Arts is a non-profit volunteer organization supporting artists, arts programs and education through fundraising and special events, including the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Funds raised are… Read More →

Creating high performance schools

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A central part of this year’s state budget debate is over Governor Brewer’s Performance Funding proposal for district and charter schools. Her plan helps ensure that tax investment in our schools yields measurable results. Employers from across the state have fought against across-the-board cuts to our K-12 system, and we’ve supported the governor’s budget request… Read More →

How could budget cuts impact Arizona?

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The White House released a list of impacts to Arizona from automatic budget cuts that are set to take hold this week. The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts… Read More →

Video Games Go to College for groundbreaking ASU Program

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by in Education | Featured

Much is being made over the explosion of video games in the classroom to teach a future generation of K-12 students. But what about the future teachers who will be teaching them? At Arizona State University, education students are reaching into their virtual future with the click of a mouse to test their teaching skills… Read More →

Maricopa County Medical Society Names new CEO

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by in Business News | Healthcare

Sara Presler, JD has been named CEO/Executive Director of the Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS) and Medical Society Business Services. The appointment, which was made by MCMS’ Board of Directors, will begin in December 2012. Founded in 1892, the Maricopa County Medical Society is a not-for-profit, voluntary association for physicians committed to promoting excellence in… Read More →

Executives look to broaden knowledge base

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by in Business News | Education

The economic downturn created new levels of pressure that businesses never experienced. Costs had to be contained. Operations had to be streamlined. The workforce had to be as lean and as efficient as possible. It created pressure and questions for employees, too, as they questioned whether or not they had the skill sets necessary to… Read More →

Science Foundation releases 5-year plan to strengthen STEM education

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by in Business News | Education | Tech

Ask any leader of a technology company in Arizona what their biggest hurdles are and there is always one common challenge: finding enough homegrown qualified workers to fill their needs. “Arizona is transitioning to an economy that is increasingly dependent upon a knowledge-based workforce,” said Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip in Chandler. “Out No. 1… Read More →

Vi At Grayhawk Residents Award $100,000 In Scholarships To Employees, Family Members

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Vi at Grayhawk’s resident charitable foundation, the Grayhawk Classic Residence Residents’ Foundation, has awarded $100,000 in scholarships to support the educational efforts for 20 Vi at Grayhawk employees and/or their dependents for the 2012/2013 academic year. Vi at Grayhawk is an award-winning Continuing Care Retirement Community located in North Scottsdale that was developed and is… Read More →

GPEC: Plans To Revive The Economy

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Look past the Valley’s long, slow climb out of a difficult recession to the next 10, 20, even 100 years and you see a potential hotbed of wealth and productivity: a regional economy that has diversified from its traditional reliance on growth and housing. That’s the vision painted by board members and financial supporters of… Read More →

Education: Hilltop And McConnell, NAU

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HILLTOP & MCCONNELL: PRIVATIZED STUDENT HOUSING AT NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY Developer: American Campus Communities General contractor: Hardison/Downey Construction, Inc. Architect: Todd & Associates Location: NAU campus, Flagstaff Size: 434,058 SF Hilltop and McConnell are two student housing projects combine for 1,126 beds in 419 units. The $60.6M project will consist of two separate developments: a modern residence hall called McConnell (550… Read More →

Five Monopolies, Methods of Communication Losing Their Hold

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by in Blogs | Education | Lists | Tech | Workforce

1. Landlines According to CITA, an International Wireless nonprofit organization, 91% of Americans carry a cell phone as of 2009, and those numbers have continued to expand.  Now more than ever, with the growing popularity of the iPhone and Droid, cell phones have become both a necessity and an addiction. In past decades, landlines were… Read More →

Companies Devote Time To Black History Month

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by in Blogs | Contests | Education | Events

As we kick off Black History Month, Arizona companies devote time for sharing, caring and supporting ethnic communities. Employers understand the importance of spreading the love and have done so with educational scholarships, funding for schools and free entertainment. USAA United Services Automobile Association (USAA), an investment and insurance company, offers specific educational opportunities during… Read More →

Speaker: Mark Kranz ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

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by in Events | Green

Mark Kranz, SmithGroup Mark Kranz, AIA, LEED AP, is the design principal and lead designer for the Phoenix office of SmithGroup’s Higher Education and Science and Technology Studios.  Mark’s work has been published locally, regionally and nationally. He speaks publicly about sustainable design strategies for laboratory and academic facilities, and his work is consistently recognized… Read More →

Education: Prescott College Student Housing

Prescott College Student Housing, AZRE January/February 2011
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PRESCOTT COLLEGE STUDENT HOUSING Developer: Prescott College General contractor: Haley Construction, Inc. Architect: Weddle Gilmore Architects Location:  220 Grove Ave., Prescott Size: 35,000 SF Prescott College is developing a $7M housing project focused on providing on-campus independent living facilities for students. The project will consist of 3 multi-level townhome style buildings along the banks of Butte Creek. It is targeting… Read More →