Friday, May 9, 2008

Wanted: Creative People for Creative Careers

Art Institute of California-Inland Empire Culinary Director Eyad Joseph with a photographer and one of the many dishes culinarians learn to create in the Culinary Arts program.

(Indio, Calif.) If you think making living doing something you love to do is impossible, then you don’t know about the huge demand for people in the creative careers like graphic design, culinary arts, computer game design, web design and interior design. To illustrate the possibilities, The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire comes to Indio in May to help high school seniors find careers they can love.

Campus Interim President Emam El-Hout says, “The primary mission, focus and ultimate goal of The Art Institute is to assist students toward the successful achievement of a satisfying creative career in their chosen field. To this end, we have brought together a dedicated group of professionals who are committed to providing students with career-oriented curricula - including the organizational, interpersonal and theoretical, as well as the practical skills needed to become a well trained entry-level job candidate in today’s competitive creative job market.”

Preview sessions will take place at the Fantasy Springs Resort, 84-245 Indio Parkway. Times are 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

“We’re proud of what The Art Institute has to offer high school students,” said Monica Jeffs, director of admissions. She added, “And we always look forward to bringing our message that you can love what you do and do what you love to all parts of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. This time we’ll be in Indio.”

Along with Monica will be five assistant directors of admissions to spend an hour explaining what The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is all about and different career paths available. They’ll describe the curriculum and the degrees offered, the earning potential, review all the school’s financial aid and scholarship programs, discuss their professional award-winning faculty and preview The Art Institute’s multi-million dollar facility.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Culinary Management, Web Design & Interactive Media, Fashion & Retail Management, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation; and Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts.

To save your space, register on line at or call The Art Institute at (909) 915-2100.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (, a system of more than 40 locations throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. For more information, call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tin Man Triathlon & 5K Run/Walk/Roll

The 2008 Tin Man Triathlon and 5K Run/Walk/Roll will see hundreds of athletes compete at Cal State San Bernardino on June 22nd. All proceeds benefit the San Bernardino Sunset Rotary Club and its mission to improve lives both locally and internationally.

(San Bernardino, Calif) The San Bernardino Sunset Rotary Club is involved in many local and international activities, as well as youth scholarship awards. Our main fundraising event is the 22nd Annual Tin Man Triathlon and 5K Run/Walk/Roll, held at Cal State University, San Bernardino on Sunday, June 22, 2008

"This year we’ve added the “Challenged Challenge” for athletes with disabilities to compete equally on the challenging core competitor’s course (with only minimal adjustments)," aid Thom Salisbury event chaiperson

"This is the pioneer “Tin Man” Triathlon and it is very well-respected in the triathlon community attracting hundreds of athletes and their families from all over Southern California," Salisbury added.

The Rotray club is respectfully are asking for the community’s assistance and support, which can be provided in the following ways: Participate as an athlete; Become a sponsor with levels starting as low as $250, each includes a display opportunity; Donate products to be awarded as door prizes to participants; Display our ENTRY FORMS in your place of business.

Should you have any questions, please call: John Williams, 951-279-0692 or Thom Salisbury at 909-855-3116, or visit

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


SANTA ANA, Calif. – May 7, 2007 – Mona Field, a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees will be a guest presenter at Argosy University/Orange County’s next symposium. The event, which is scheduled from 4 -5:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, is open to university faculty and students.

Field has been a professor at Glendale Community College since 1982, where she has taught subjects such as “American Political Ideals,” “California Government” and “Introduction to Sociology.” She has also written extensively on social, educational and government issues, including authoring the college textbook, “California Government and Politics Today.”

Field’s presentation, titled “You as An Educator and the California Political Process,” gives students insight into how public education is funded and regulated by California voters, said Dr. Jeanette Elliott who is organizing the symposium.

“The symposium focuses on issues which are relevant to students in our College of Education and Human Development,” Elliott said. “These students include faculty, staff and administrators from K-12 school districts, community colleges and university districts. Staying on top of how public education is funded helps educators make informed decisions.”

For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Jeanette Elliott at or call (714) 338-6200.

Argosy University/Orange County campus is one of 18 Argosy University ( locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor's degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440,

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Montel Williams Bus Helps People With Free Prescriptions

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) – Montel Williams’ “Help is Here Express Bus” will visit LaSalle Medical Associates in San Bernardino Wednesday, May 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The bus, operated by the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, will stop at LaSalle Medical Associates, 565 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. The bright orange, 45-foot long bus loaded with information and helpful people will park in the lot next to LaSalle’s clinic to enroll people in a program offering free and low-cost prescriptions.

“Millions of patients are already receiving free or nearly free drugs from these programs, but it is clear that millions of other Americans from all over the country -- in cities and rural areas alike – are not taking advantage of the help that is available to them,” said Williams, who regularly addresses critically important societal issues on his television talk show. He is the national spokesman for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance.

The organization’s goal is to educate uninsured and under-insured patients about drug assistance programs. It makes an effort to match patients with programs that appear to meet their needs.

“Montel Williams’ bus goes all over the country to promote prescription assistance,” said Dr. Albert Arteaga, president of LaSalle Medical Associates. “He and the Partnership for Prescription Assistance understand that sometimes, people need help in the form of medicine, and that no one should be denied that help simply because they can’t afford to pay for it.”

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (toll-free, 1-888-4PPANOW; is the only resource providing a single place to find more than 475 patient assistance programs, which include more than 180 programs offered by the pharmaceutical industry, according to , a website for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
More than 70 national health care organizations, as well as more than 1,000 local organizations make up the partnership. The national organizations include the American Academy of Family Physicians, the National Urban League, United Way of America, Easter Seals and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.