Written by Staff
DOWNERS GROVE, IL -- DeVry University recently announced it is offering a new scholarship, the Career Catalyst Scholarship, designed to support students along their educational journey toward graduation. The career-oriented university has set aside more than $15 million to fund the scholarship over the next three years, which will be awarded to qualifying students who enroll in the September session by Aug. 29. The scholarship value is up to a total of $20,000 per student, depending on the degree. Source: DeVry University
“DeVry University’s history is rooted in making quality, career-oriented education attainable for students looking to launch or advance their careers,” said David J. Pauldine, president of DeVry University. “We understand that affordability impacts attainability, which is why DeVry’s new scholarship provides progressive financial support designed to help students not only begin, but also complete their degree programs.”
Students qualifying for DeVry University’s Career Catalyst Scholarship are eligible to receive scholarship awards of progressive amounts over a period of three years. For example, students in their first year of a bachelor’s degree program can be awarded up to $5,000. During the second year, the available award may increase up to $7,000. For the third year, the award can increase up to $8,000. For additional details and to apply for the scholarship, visit DeVry.edu.
DOWNERS GROVE, IL -- DeVry University recently announced it is offering a new scholarship, the Career Catalyst Scholarship, designed to support students along their educational journey toward graduation. The career-oriented university has set aside more than $15 million to fund the scholarship over the next three years, which will be awarded to qualifying students who enroll in the September session by Aug. 29. The scholarship value is up to a total of $20,000 per student, depending on the degree.
Source: DeVry University
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 02:24
Written by Staff
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the City's credit rating from Aa1 to Aaa, the highest bond rating that can be achieved. The City of Coppell is now one of only six cities in the state of Texas with a triple Aaa credit rating from Moody's. The only other Aaa-rated cities in Texas are Austin, San Antonio, Plano, Irving and Richardson.
Key factors for the rating increase point to a strong financial history and sizeable fund balance reserves, the community’s high income levels and how the tax base performed during the last national economic downturn. The City is now Triple AAA credit with Standard and Poor’s and Moody's Investors Services.
The Aaa rating in a normal market will save approximately 10 to 15 basis points or more. On a $10,000,000 issue it is approximately $10,000 to $15,000 a year, or $200,000 to $300,000 over the 20 year life of the bonds. Interest savings is not the only benefit of a Aaa rating. The better the rating, the easier it is to sell in the market, particularly during turbulent times. In 2008 some entities were unable to sell their bonds yet Coppell was able to fund $26,500,000 in bonds related to the Northlake issue based upon the AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s and the previous relative high rating from Moody’s. The upgrade to Aaa from Moody’s will serve to strengthen Coppell’s already strong financial positioning.
Source: City of Coppell
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 02:19
Written by Staff
July 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vacations, activities and holidays contribute to a decrease in donations during the summer, but patients don’t get a break from needing blood. The Red Cross will be at the Valley Ranch Master Association, come and donate.
Russian Festival of Nations
July 20, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Join the William T. Cozby Public Library as we celebrate the culture of Russia! Taste the food and create your own art while learning about the history and culture of this mysterious nation. Call 972-304-3658 for more information.
DFW All-Stars Concert
July 20, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Join Sean Mitchell Productions and The DFW All-Stars as they honor every branch of the U.S. military and first responders during this very special month in our country’s history. This concert event is stacked full of special guest appearances and two very special guest artists, Benita Arterberry & Marielle Wyatt! Call the Box Office at 855-823-5550.
Parent Training Mini-Workshop
July 20, 2013, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children presents the opportunity to learn how to write appropriate goals in your child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). We will also discuss how to advocate for your child in an ARD meeting. Parents should feel free to bring their IEPs to ask questions. $10 for one; $15 for two. Register at woodallkids.org/event-registration.
Ice Cream Sunday
July 21, Noon to 3 p.m.
The Kimbell Art Museum’s west portico to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon escape from the Texas heat to explore the galleries and savor a free scoop of ice cream. Docent-guided tours for families and screenings of children's films will take place throughout the event.
Coppell School Board Meeting
The CISD board meeting has been changed from July 22 to July 29. It will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Cirque Sensation Camp
July 22 to 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This multi-Arts Camp for kids ages six to 12 features classes in wire sculpture, printmaking, painted banners, creative writing, and aerial arts. The course will feature instructor, Alora Scavella, from the Lone Star Circus School. $198
July 22 to 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This Cirque Sensation camp is geared for teenagers ages 13 to 16. Art topics include altered book sculptures, wax encaustic, Polaroid film transfer and paper marbling. $99 half-day; $198 full-day.
Rape Aggression Defense Class
July 22 to 25, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Irving PAL has scheduled a 4-day Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) class open to all females 12 years and older. The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Call Officer Jill Smith at 972-721-2544 for more information.
July 23, 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
The Islamic Center of Irving invites you to join them for a special Ramadan Dinner at Islamic Center of Irving. The attire is business casual, and you are welcome to bring any guests. Please call 972-812-2230, ext, 1005 with any questions or to RSVP.
Sounds of Mexico
July 26, 7:30 p.m.
The Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Sister City program invites you to the Irving Arts Center for a concert featuring a celebration of the music of Mexico. $8.00 to $10.00.
Bells Are Ringing
July 26 to August 10, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Join MainStage Irving Las Colinas at the Irving Arts Center for this classic musical about a switchboard operator's relationship with a colorful variety of clients. $16-$23.
Through August 8
The North Lake College Hawaiian Field Studies (HFS) Photography Exhibition is currently on display in the Central Campus Gallery. Comprised of 60 digital images by approximately 30 North Lake students, the show features work from the 2013 HFS trip to islands of Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii.
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 02:17
Written by Phil Cerroni
Dallas County is trying to follow a radical approach to expansion – buy what you can afford, not what you want.
For Dallas County’s District Two Commissioner, Mike Cantrell, the proof is in the numbers. He compared Dallas County’s $73 debt per capita to other large cities which he said are above $270 per person.
Cantrell said the County is able to keeps its taxes low because it relies on money it already has, as much as possible, as opposed to fundraising via means like bond sales.
“We had a dedicated tax revenue [of] 4.5 cents. We took that and decided we were going to pay for everything as we go,” Cantrell said. “We’re not going to pay interest on debt anymore.
“By 2021, we will be debt free. And in addition to being debt free, by 2021 we’ll be throwing off from that 4.5 cents 90 to 100 million dollars.”
The extra revenue will be allotted to infrastructure projects like parks, buildings and roads. Cantrell said doing business this way has already saved the County from raising the tax by 1.7 cents.
Although the County can tax citizens as much as 80 cents on the dollar, the rate is currently 24.31 cents, the fifth lowest in Texas.
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 02:11
Written by Jess Paniszczyn
Two of John Starkey’s photos recently won second place in the Texas Press Association’s 2013 Texas Better Newspaper Contest – News Photos. The photos won in Division 7 for medium to large weeklies.
Judged together the first photo was taken at the Nasher Sculpture Center during the 8th annual Savor Dallas event and was printed in the April 7, 2012 issue of the Rambler Newspaper. The second photo was taken at Trinity View Park during Hero Rush and was printed in the June 23, 2012 issue of the newspaper.
According to the judges’ comments, “Both submissions show a lot of expertise, but it is the very inventive “Savor Dallas” photo that puts this entry in second place.”
The staff of Rambler Newspapers congratulates John on his award winning photography.
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 01:51
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