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A nonprofit located in Lincoln, Neb., Inceptia introduced their video challenge in late 2013 to promote a strong financial education among high school students. Students were charged with completing Inceptia’s online financial education program, Financial Avenue. Upon completion of the six courses and 10 mini-modules covering subjects including budgeting, credit cards, banking basics and much more.

4/23/2014

The CollegeOnTrack platform supports numerous apps. Its LaunchPad offers apps for assessment, college planning, digital portfolios and more. Now a new star will be there as well: The Parchment app. Registrars can use it to send student transcripts and letters of recommendation electronically to colleges or employers.

4/23/2014

XanEdu, Inc. and SharedBook Inc., home to AcademicPub announced the signing of an agreement to merge the two privately held companies. The deal will create the industry's only unified solution that combines best-in class technology and services across the entire custom course materials delivery spectrum.

4/22/2014

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) recently released findings from its inaugural Non-Exempt Staff in Higher Education Salary Survey. Results for this survey reflect the salaries of 177,165 non-exempt staff in 118 positions at 807 public and private colleges and universities.

4/22/2014

Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, has opened the application process for its annual Financial Literacy Counts Grant Program, which supports campus-based financial literacy education programs and initiatives.

4/22/2014

According to a new survey by the National Transfer Network, up to 56 percent of students who are currently enrolled in college are likely to transfer to another institution. The survey of 1,027 college students also found that "transfer of most credits toward degree" is the most important factor when selecting another institution.

4/22/2014

The University of Southern California has been named the first official university affiliate of The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. This new partnership emerged out of a longstanding relationship with the USC Thornton School of Music.

4/21/2014

John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, announced that Deloitte Consulting, LLP has completed their study of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure throughout the A&M System. The study included 29 detailed recommendations with anticipated savings of $200 million over the next ten years or $20 million per year if infrastructure changes are implemented.

4/21/2014

St. John’s University mourns the passing of the Hon. Basil Paterson ’48C, ’51L, ’79HON, a double alumnus who distinguished himself as a political leader, civil rights champion and labor lawyer during more than 60 years of service to the people of New York State. He was 87.

4/21/2014

Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, will be at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., during the last week of April. Reich has worked in the administrations of Presidents Carter, Ford and Clinton, and is an economic and public policy expert.

4/18/2014

Noble for Sales Cloud provides integration between the Noble Enterprise contact center platform and the world’s leading enterprise cloud computing and CRM platform, allowing inside sales departments to generate more contacts and achieve improved efficiency and productivity.

4/18/2014

Lone Star College System was honored by the Center for Digital Education for its uses of technology to achieve first-rate student learning environments. LSCS received a top 10 ranking among community colleges with 10,000 or more students.

4/18/2014

Mount St. Mary's College is on a mission: make a top-quality college education affordable, accessible and achievable for anyone who wants it. With the launch of Portmont College, the historic college offers a choice of three new online associate degree programs: Pre-Health Science, Liberal Arts and Business Administration.

4/17/2014

The Blackboard Store is a fully operational e-commerce system directly within the teaching and learning platform. Without having to leave the learning environment, students can see instructor-assigned and recommended materials that correspond with each of their individual courses and are able to add those materials to a shopping cart for streamlined purchase or rental.

4/17/2014

ADG Creative has produced a student recruitment video for Bowie State University (BSU), which focuses on brand awareness, student enrollment and highlights the university's successes. The video is designed to showcase BSU as an accessible and supportive higher education environment.

4/17/2014

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