Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

To successfully raise funds for a project, follow the steps taken during these funded efforts.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Small things lead to bigger things. The little problems we neglect and the budding opportunities we nurture have enormous ramifications.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:15:00 -0500

Beyond running through the usual interview questions, pick up on these clues to find ideal candidates for the job.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

If you treat your young fellows as valued members of the team, they will provide you with fresh perspectives.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Millennials mired inside a traditional corporate environment and people living life inside lean startups will find his thinking particularly spot on.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

These pitfalls will cost you money and not earn you sales, and worse, may make you look bad to potential customers.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Spruce up your professional marketing techniques -- for your career prospects and your company's sake.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

The cardinal sin of marketing is to be easily ignored. This strange advertising campaign is funny and simply can't be overlooked or forgotten.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:20:00 -0500

Some of these lawsuits are hard to swallow, but justice can be sweet.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

For entrepreneurs, staying connected is no longer an advantage but an absolute necessity. Here are some tools to keep you plugged in at all times.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:35:00 -0500

Who hasn’t wanted to tell all of the doubters in their life to “stick it!”? These new ads capture moments of entrepreneurial triumph.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

You're a hard-driving entrepreneur. But what should you do now if your work life has turned into your whole life?

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

You probably aren't in a flashy industry but you, your team, the company you've belt and the customers you help are stories worth telling.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Doing a lot of things often results in not getting any one thing done. There is exhilarating clarity in concentrating, without distraction, on a single, major goal.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:25:00 -0500

A major Internet service provider and a leading advocate of Internet freedom have outlined middle routes in the polarized and politicized debate.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Mobile searches are increasing at fast pace but advertising to an audience on the move is different from the same audience at their desktop.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Many people swear by this ritual. Find out how this practice could enhance your entrepreneurial success.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

The best examples allow a consumer to coexist with a product or service in a seamless fashion.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Getting started on Google AdWords won't take you more than 10 to 15 minutes. Find out what you need to do to set up your first campaign now.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Former Apple CEO John Sculley argues, however, that Samsung and others still have some time to come up with an alternative.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Steve Blank explains the importance of 'outward facing' founders.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Culture matters. Look for these qualities when taking on a new employee.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:05:00 -0500

…Including the ones that say 'Richard Branson doesn't really read this.'

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

This simple equation changed the way we think about habits and human behavior.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:52:00 -0500

Food porn no more? A new study shows that when people actually ate a snack after studying dozens of pictures of food they enjoyed it less.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

If anyone knows inbound marketing, it's Brian Halligan of Hubspot, Joe Pulizzi of the Content Marketing Institute and Brian Clark of Copyblogger.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:25:00 -0500

Ridesharing service Sidecar announced a $15 million Series B round from the Virgin co-founder and some top VC houses, including Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Seven steps to get you through the ordeal.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:45:00 -0500

What if a road existed that never had a crack or a pothole? Science might have a solution.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

As we experience major demographic shifts in the workforce, it's important to adapt to the new generation of talent.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:07:00 -0500

Your right to write angry Yelp reviews may soon become law.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Want to make a huge difference in another person's life? Your own life? Here are things you should say to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

The star has partnered with her younger brother for sustainable fashion brand BARE.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Big Brother is watching you, but you don’t have to take it lying down. Don these stealthy countersurveillance frocks and styles to fool the all-seeing eye.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0500

How these 7 social networks can help you find clients and generate more sales

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

The tech giant delivered the goods -- that is, exciting visuals without so many words -- when it unveiled its latest version of the popular smartphone.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

The greatest single factor determining how much money we make is how we view ourselves and our worth.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Have you ever been under the gun to create something new but the ideas just weren’t flowing? Here's how to get over the creativity block.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Adam Eskin took over a gym-rat focused food chain and has turned it into a farm-to-table restaurant with nine locations and counting.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Self-awareness is a very good thing in life, but it's all too easy to mistake what lies on the surface for the genuine feelings buried deep below.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Stop wasting time on content marketing tactics that don't deliver. This infographic reveals which types of content work best, and the metrics you should track.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Checking your office emails at midnight is bad for your health and relationships, and not really all that efficient.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500

The Princeton Review ranks the 50 best entrepreneurship programs

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 -0500

The Princeton Review ranks the 50 best entrepreneurship programs

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Finding a great mentor is hard. Here are a few tips on how to stand out from the crowd and gain access to amazing advisors.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

While allowing employees to work remotely can be a great recruiter tool, managing this type of team can be challenging. Here are a few pointers to make the process easier.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Outdoor billboard advertising is nothing new, today’s top marketers are innovating they way they use experiential marketing to tell their brand stories.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:07:00 -0500

Procrastinators, take note: As seductive as it often sounds, working under pressure probably isn't the best strategy for achieving stellar results.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:05:00 -0500

Riding high on record-breaking iPhone pre-orders, Tim Cook discussed television, competition and the art of simplicity in a brand new sit-down interview.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:02:00 -0500

The tech giant snagged Mojang, the maker of the popular game Minecraft, but its founders are out.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

A 'transfer of ideas' must be done with care so each individual understands and appreciates the firm's values.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Caution and a deep appreciation for all you don't know are, surprisingly, key elements of success in the go-go, big-ego world of investing.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Become a powerful workplace influence by effectively modeling top-notch behavior. Don't have all the skills yet? Fill in the gaps.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

You don't have to know how to build an app to get a good idea for one. Just add hiring developers to your launch check list.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

When the purchasing decision chain is full of doubters, these tips can help you woo more customers.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

To get your mind flowing with ideas, consider the advice of these great thinkers throughout history.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Gain familiarity with the business landscape, then seek a wide market and put revenue-generating ideas on a fast track.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:46:00 -0500

Some suggest the electric car company's shares had risen for the wrong reasons.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:37:00 -0500

A look at what employees care about the most in the workplace, how millennials are being misunderstood around the office and how leaders are perceived by their workers.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

The glitter of social media makes email seem a bit stodgy but the inbox is still the path to a customer's heart.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Our employees deserve great leaders who can work together to help everybody succeed and do what's best for their customers.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

It’s easy to become overwhelmed in the early stages of launching a company. Try these steps to guide you along the way.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0500

The discreet methods of hackers make an incursion extremely hard to detect. Both large and small companies are at risk.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Big data, social media and self-publishing has changed the game forever, but what do you really need to know?

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:15:00 -0500

What’s the point in losing money on purpose? Here are some telltale clues that your business is not a sound proposition.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Knowing what exactly a business valuation is as well as its components isn't easy. Here's a straightforward rundown.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:58:00 -0500

A theme park in China has created a 164-foot lane for pedestrians to use as they tap away at their phones. The concept borrows heavily from an experiment conducted by National Geographic in Washington, D.C., last July.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

If you're in the green space, you have to remember that people don't buy sustainability, they buy good products.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

As entrepreneurs, we all know people who could benefit from our professional assistance. Here is how to begin the conversation without sounding too 'salesy.'

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Start your week with these top tricks and tips from Entrepreneur's online contributors.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Business owners should be prepared to face these forks in the road head on if they want to keep moving ahead.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

As leaders do unto employees, so employees do unto customers.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Starting and running your own business isn't for everybody. Run through these qualities to see if you're cut out for it.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

No, life and success don't end in your 20s and 30s. Here are some perfect examples.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

These little tips can make you a happier, healthier and more productive person.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Starting a business is always a risk, but the young founders behind these awesomely innovative companies are off to a great start.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:10:00 -0500

When Paul Danylik opened up an ice cream franchise, he knew he'd have to deal with regulation. He just didn't know how much.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Jessica Banks, the founder of RockPaperRobot, a kinetic furniture business, explains how she has transitioned from artist to entrepreneur.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Entrepreneurial success isn't reserved for one personality type, and you don't have to commit all your savings to an idea on blind faith.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Based on what I've learned, here's some insight if you happen to be getting started along this road to starting a company of your own.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

With some tips and some practice, you can leave a lasting impression that you will want people to remember.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

A far-reaching survey shows that workers who are paid fairly stay with a company that gives them opportunity and respect.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

If you want publicity, you have to make it as easy -- and enticing -- as possible for journalists to jump on your story.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:30:00 -0500

Success is tough enough in big, wealthy countries. This teen 'trep from a tiny island nation is studying the example of a local hero.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0500

With a unique ability to weave visual backstories and touch untold masses, QVC can serve as a transformative vehicle for entrepreneurs.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:01:00 -0500

These five schools give undergraduates cool opportunities for exploring tech and creating their own products.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:01:00 -0500

Having students engage in business plan competitions is an important component of any entrepreneurship program. These U.S. graduate level programs award the most cash.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:01:00 -0500

Entrepreneurship may be the buzzword du jour, but some colleges were way ahead of the trend, offering courses in entrepreneurship as far back as 1947.

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:01:00 -0500

Connecting with established professionals is a critical step for any entrepreneur looking to get a business off the ground. Here are the schools that offer the largest number of mentorship programs.

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

An entrepreneur explains how she assembled a group of friends to meet every two weeks and help her write her volume.

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Look out for these five factors everyone should use for their personal fitness goals.

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

No big screens! Well, let's re-think that, shall we?

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

If it works for dates, it should work for matching students with tutors.

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

A little-known member of the Bush family advises finding a business that can make money doing society some good, preferably in niche with little competition.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Staff training is key to keeping a workforce in the flow. Design a program to elicit productive coursework.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

We get great value from the painful process of letting go of what no longer works for us.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

We all love great ideas but to get a product to market on time, and on budget, somebody needs to draw a line at good enough.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Leaders need to take a stand for what’s right when bad behavior occurs.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Companies are increasingly focusing on the kitchens as an office gathering places and providing meals or snacks to reward their staffs.

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:42:00 -0500

The year-old company is working to develop a portable gluten detecting sensor.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:59:00 -0500

On Aug 22, 1485, King Richard III suffered fatal injuries at the Battle of Bosworth Field.  New research published from University of Leicester in the UK now gives a detailed account of the specific injuries sustained at the battle.  In fact, using state of the art forensic techniques, it becomes [...]

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:34:00 -0500

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops this list of the Most And Least Educated Cities In America.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:27:00 -0500

We need only look at the crisis at Mars Hill Church to see the Enron-like dynamics that help toxic leaders and their followers to become media darlings on their way to crashing spectacularly.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:29:00 -0500

Last week U2 distributed free copies of its latest album, 'Songs of Innocence,' to over half a billion iTunes customers as part of a deal with Apple valued as high as $100 million. Judging by some reactions, however, you'd think Tim Cook's company was offloading bedbug-ridden mattresses instead of new music by one of the most successful bands of our age. The backlash is much more a symptom of the demise of the digital download than it is an indicator of intense antipathy toward U2.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:54:00 -0500

A new book, "Leading With Intention: Every Moment Is a Choice," by Mindy Hall, focuses on the importance of self-awareness in business leadership. "Watch yourself in the moment," the author writes. "How would you experience your actions if you were on the receiving end?"

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:13:00 -0500

Yesterday marked Prince Harry's 30th birthday. His mother, the iconic Lady Di, passed away just over 17 years ago, following the tragic crash as Diana and Dodi Fayed sped away from paparazzi in France.  What was so special about Harry's 30th birthday (other than the fact that he's still single, [...]

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:51:00 -0500

Destiny's official "endgame" content launches today in the form of a high-level, friends-only raid that takes players through the harrowing Vault of Glass. Hopefully it will alleviate some of the criticism that the game is repetitive, and provide fresh content that isn't purely a retread of old ground and old [...]

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0500

By David Slocum So far in 2014, we have seen at least two additions to the short bookshelf of essential readings for creative leaders: Pixar CEO Ed Catmull’s account (with Amy Wallace) of building and sustaining a successful creative culture, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of [...]

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

The U.S. Treasury announced last Thursday that the federal deficit was $128.7 billion in August. That’s 13 percent lower than it was during the same month last year. Washington typically records a budget surplus in September and $80 billion or so in black ink is in fact projected for next month. [...]

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:17:00 -0500

Angel investor and entrepreneur relationships are similar to a marriage - both benefit when each relies on and supports the other. Wouldn’t it make sense if this business marriage began with an agreement that supported both parties and focused on aligning goals instead of an adversarial “pre-nup?” Things have been moving [...]

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Catholic School Board Offers Chaldean Language Classes
By Britney Hermiz :: 4843 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Parents of Catholic elementary students are invited to enrich their child’s education through the language instruction, cultural awareness and a celebration of traditions taught though the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s International Language Instruction program.

Designed for students in junior kindergarten through Grade 8, classes offered through the program include: Arabic, Armenian, Chaldean, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Maltese, Pilipino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrigna, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

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8 Free Business Growth Solutions
By CE&CC :: 17949 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

When sales slump due to a slow economy, a Chaldean business owner’s first inclination is often to cut the marketing budget. After all, one has fixed costs and cash flow can be irregular. But marketing should be the last activity Chaldeans eliminate or you risk an even faster downward spiral.

Advertising your business and attracting new customers must be an ongoing process, and there are many things Chaldean entrepreneurs can do that cost absolutely nothing.

Here are just a few suggestions.

Present

Professional event and meeting planners are always looking for presenters and workshop leaders for conferences. Chaldean entrepreneurs can research contact names in the Directory of Event Planners or partner with a local church, community center, or event planner to organize a community workshop related to your expertise.  When you do get the opportunity to make a presentation or speak to group of people, be sure to collect business cards for a drawing to win a book or other prize related to your business.

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Chaldeans Want to Know Where the Scholarships Are?
By CE&CC :: 21326 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

As the cost of a college education rises, Chaldean students are finding ways to foot the bill. Chaldean Students have won scholarships to pay their way through school. What's their secret?

They know where to find scholarships, when to look for them and how to write for them. There's no guarantee you'll win a scholarship, but there are ways to skew the odds in your favor.

Where's the Money: Anywhere and Everywhere

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Chaldean Education and Career Center Invites Chaldean and non-Chaldean Teachers to Cultural Workshop for SEU Credits
By CE&CC :: 17520 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – The Chaldean Education and Career Center (CE&CC) shares with the Chaldean community middle and high school teachers a wonderful opportunity.  Wayne State University is once again, hosting a Teachers Cultural Awareness Summer Workshop which focuses on Middle Eastern Culture, Arabic Language, and the Intelligence Community. 

This 6-week workshop begins on June 30, 2009 and ends on August 6, 2009.  The class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

Chaldean teachers wishing to participate will be able to do so free of charge and will earn 2.7 SB-CEU Credits.    Non-Chaldean teachers are also invited and will have all associated fees waived upon acceptance of application.

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Family Workshop on Raising Boys
By CE&CC :: 26467 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – The Chaldean Education and Career Center urges Chaldean parents with sons to take advantage of an upcoming family workshop featuring national best selling author and internationally recognized authority on boys and men, Dr. William S. Pollack, PhD.

The event will be held on November 3, 2008 from 7 pm - 9 pm at the Oakland Schools Building, located on 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, Michigan, 48328. 

Dr. Pollack's presentation will address the crisis of boyhood in America, specialized techniques for reconnecting with boys, new approaches to "Mothering" and "Fathering", and new models of understanding "What makes boys tick"

The event is free to those who RSVP by e-mailing info@chaldean.org

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Catholic Answers Invites Chaldeans for Job Opportunity
By Neda Ayar :: 30606 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - Catholic Answers Live invites Chaldeans to a number of possible job opportunities with Catholic Answers, the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America.  Catholic Answers has reached out to www.CHALDEAN.org asking for assistance in promoting a number of fantastic positions within their organization. 

One position invites Chaldeans to consider being a radio host.  Based out of El Cajon, California Catholic Answers is seeking a radio host for their Catholic Answers Live daily radio program. 

Catholic Answers is also offering Chaldeans around the world five other job opportunities in IT and customer service. 

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Research Reveals Parents of Private Schools over 80% Happy and Public School Rank Low 40%
By CE&CC :: 19539 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Parents of children who attend private schools are more satisfied with their schools than parents of children in public education settings, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, while parents whose children attend the public school of their choice are more satisfied than those whose children attend an assigned public school.

"Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-2007 School Year," said that 82 percent of parents whose children attended a private, nonreligious school and 81 percent whose children attended a private religious school described themselves as "very satisfied" with their schools, compared to 55 percent of parents whose children attend an assigned public school and 63 percent of those whose children attend a public school of their choice.

Released in August, the report is based on telephone interviews with parents conducted in the first half of 2007 on a wide range of topics: school satisfaction, parental involvement in schools, school-parent communication, satisfaction with teachers, discipline and homework levels. While the specific numbers varied, more private school parents than public school parents were very satisfied with teachers, academic standards, discipline, and school/parent interaction.

Other findings:

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2nd Annual Michigan Bowers Farm Maze Open Weekends Beginning Sept. 27
By Crystal Dallo :: 26608 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Three levels of difficulty will challenge Chaldean visitors to the second annual Bowers Farm Corn Maze nestled in the fields of Bloomfield Township’s historic farm at 1219 E. Square Lake Road.

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 27 and continuing Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1, the corn maze will offer beginning, intermediate and advanced routes covering ten acres.  All mazes have check points where visitors can consult a map.  Walking time varies from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on pace. Guides will be present inside the maze to assist visitors.  

Chaldean families can also enjoy free wagon rides or horse drawn hayrides for $3, concessions including apple cider, doughnuts and hot dogs roasted over a bonfire, complimentary on-site parking, and pumpkin picking beginning Oct. 17.  Guests should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, and may bring flashlights for after dark.

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Villanova University Rescues Iraqi Chaldean Family with Education Opportunity
By CE&CC :: 20219 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Maryland, USA  - Habib Habib.  Sounds like a musical, but the story of the Neumann College freshman with the duplicative name reads more like a documentary.

Habib came to the United States in 2005 as part of a youth exchange and scholarship program, living in San Diego with his aunt while attending school.  Typically, students return home after one academic year, but in Habib's case, home meant Iraq, where his Catholic family had been living in fear of extremists since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

That fear intensified when word began to spread in Baghdad that Habib was not, as his family claimed, studying in neighboring Jordan but rather in the U.S.  "When word got out, I was forced to stay in the U.S.," said Habib, who was granted asylum in 2006. "It was too dangerous to go home. I would be dead."

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Chaldean Education Career Centers of Support in Oakland County Michigan
By CE&CC :: 25851 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michgian, USA - Tough economic times in Michigan have made it difficult on many Chaldean families.  Without a doubt, a large majority of Chaldeans have their own business or employ other Chaldeans.  The combination of cultural flexibility and understanding, language, and the hard-work ethic desired has brought Chaldean employees and employers together. 

Recognizing the need, the Chaldean Education & Career Center (CE&CC) has partnered with Oakland County Workforce Development Corps to provide Chaldeans a convenient, one-stop access to job training programs and services for employers and job seekers.

We have convenient centers located in highly populated Chaldean residential areas to serve your needs. 

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3,500 Educators Attest to Fadi Shaya's Remarkable Achievement Through Hard-Work
By CE&CC :: 23947 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - Chaldean delivery driver, Salim Audesh beams with pride as nearly 3,500 California educators give his son, Fadi Shaya a standing ovation. 

The Shaya Christian home outside of Baghdad was blown up when he was 6.  When most children would be learning their multiplication tables in school, Fadi was learning to fire a rifle to deter Muslims who had beaten him unconscious several times.  When not helping his father defend the family, Fadi would be making deliveries by mule in Iraq.  Consistent and repeated threats against Christians in Iraq, the Shaya family decided to leave everything behind and flee Iraq.  

Smuggled into Greece, Fadi Shaya spent the next few years later selling tissues and lottery tickets on the streets of Greece.  Eventually the family makes it to the shores of America and Shaya’s family focus coupled with American opportunity turns to extraordinary achievement. 

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Community College For Many Chaldeans Remain an Excellent Option
By CE&CC :: 18968 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - California community college system expects to receive 1.7 percent increase proposed by Gov. Schwarzenegger, said Chris Yatooma. Yatooma director of fiscal planning for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in Sacramento. 

Community colleges get about two-thirds of their money from the state budget, and the rest from property taxes and student fees. State lawmakers have yet to pass a new budget this summer, but the The 1.7 percent increase - about $95 million - would pay for roughly 19,000 new students statewide. However, the state's 110 community colleges are expecting about 32,000 new students during the 2008-09 school year.

"I'm praying to God that the radiology technician job is available," said Lawrence Petu.  Petu started an accelerated program at West Hills College last August to become a technician - someone who helps with medical technology after being licensed by the state.

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CASA helps College Students Seize A Special 4-Year Degree Pathway Partnership Opportunity
By CASA :: 28763 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Michigan, USA - With the help a leading Chaldean educator at Wayne State University, efforts have been made to help qualified Chaldean students receive admission, garner scholarships, and transfer to Wayne State University from Oakland Community College.  Preferring to remain anonymous the Chaldean professor and lead administrator has been aggressively pursuing new options and pathways to help high school and community college students overcome barriers. 

Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) is pleased to inform Chaldean college bound students that Wayne State University and Oakland Community College (OCC) have signed an agreement making it easier for students in business, computer science and engineering at OCC to complete a bachelor's degree at Wayne State.   Chaldean students wishing to transfer to WSU will find it convenient to attend their upper-division courses on the main campus of WSU or at Wayne State's Oakland Center in Farmington Hills.

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University of Phoenix Partners with Chaldeans to Fill Need
By Sam Yousif :: 19690 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Developing on their growing relationship the Chaldean Education and CareerCenter and the University of Phoenix, Chaldeans are offered two local career fair opportunities in Southfield, Michigan. 

Corporate developer and diversity expert Stephanie English from University of Phoenix has been working with the Chaldean Education and Career Center to develop college education and career solutions for the Chaldean community.  The University is offering Chaldeans easy registration processes, one-on-one counseling, and now hosts two career fairs exposing job opportunities in the telecommunications and information technology industry for interested Chaldeans.     

“The Chaldean community has unique needs that the University of Phoenix perfectly fits.  We offer accredited college education and corporate training directly to hard-working Chaldeans.  Our university understands that many Chaldeans have a family to care for and may be unable or unwilling to travel to distant campuses or sit in a class for three to four hour stretches in the middle of the day.  Many Chaldeans are required to work long hours to provide for their family.  Our online courses are broadcasted directly to the homes or businesses of Chaldeans with ease and simplicity,” says English.

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26th Annual Chaldean Commencement and Gala Party.
By Rita Abro :: 41756 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean Federation of America

Michgian, USA - The Chaldean Federation of America (CFA) with supporting coordination from the Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) will be hosting the 26th Annual Chaldean Commencement and Gala Party.  The Chaldean Commencement celebrates the 2007-2008 Chaldean high school and college graduates.  The event showcases the community’s top student scholars and helps raise tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money for Chaldean students. 

The event will be held Thursday, June 12th starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Southfield Millennium Center, located on 15600 J. L. Hudson Drive in Southfield, MI. 48075.

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Entrepreneurial Chaldean Teacher Shows Anyone Can Make A Difference
By Sam Yousif :: 18331 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Theresa Sitto, English Language Learners and Reading Recovery teacher at Pleasant Lake Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan

Michigan, USA - Ask most southeast Michigan residents about Chaldeans and you’re likely to hear that Chaldeans are well known for their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence, hard-work ethics, competitive drive, and success.   The influential group of Iraqi immigrants seems to have a special knack of turning lemons into lemonade. 

“We learned from our parents and grandparents to rely on ourselves and to reject being dependant.  Our community struggle taught us not to rely on the government.  Doing so will enslave you and make you weak.  We were taught to work together as a family, help one another, and that each and every Chaldean, no matter where they work or how old they are, must make a difference,” says Renee Hindo of the Chaldean Education and Career Center in Southfield, Michigan.   

Can such a spirit survive in corporations where thinking outside-the-box is reserved only for executives?  Can the Chaldean entrepreneurship gene survive in professional and corporate environment?

Theresa Sitto, an English Language Learners and Reading Recovery teacher at Pleasant Lake Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan seems to think so.  The 20 year teaching veteran shows that no matter what type of work or profession you do, you can make a difference.

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Free Chaldean Computer Classes Begin March 29
By CE&CC :: 17075 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – Chaldean Education and Career Center (CECC) and the Southfield Public Library hosts a Chaldean community workshop series on computers.  The five week session invites Chaldean adults every Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., beginning March 29 to learn computer fundamentals. 

The five week course is free of charge to all registered guests, thanks to the donation of a Chaldean philanthropist and the Southfield public Library.  The course will cover computer basics, introduction to office applications, internet surfing, internet applications, and internet safety. 

The course will be taught in English, Aramaic/Syriac (Sourath), and Arabic.  Guests are required to register by calling (248) 356-0565.  The event is available to the first 30 respondents.  

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Chaldean College Goal Sunday: Free Help With FAFSA Filing
By CE&CC :: 5 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Michigan, USA - Chaldeans preparing to attend college are invited to a FREE FAFSA filing session.  The event will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 2 – 4 p.m. at several locations in the metro Detroit area. 

The "College Goal Sunday" will offer college bound students to meet with finical aid experts and receive immediate assistance with submitting a federal student aid application.  Chaldeans not sure about college are encouraged to apply for the money now and decide later. If you wait, chances are you’ll get less.

Students needing assistance regarding scholarship or financial aid from the Chaldean Education and Career Center are required to first attend College Goal Sunday event.   Those who attend "College Goal Sunday" have a chance at more than $5,000 in scholarships and gift cards. 

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Seminar Offered to Chaldean Parents and Professionals of Children with Special Needs
By CE&CC :: 43281 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean American Professionals

Michigan, USA - The Chaldean Education and Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association of Michigan, and Chaldean American Professionals share with the community four very important instructional family based seminars on children with special needs.  The events are free and will be held throughout Oakland and Wayne County.

Chaldean parents and health professionals which include teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologist, ministers, and community family aid providers as well as Chaldean college students studying in these fields are strongly encouraged to register and attend.  The events offers state accredited certificates and an opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. 

The seminars will be held in English by industry experts.  The dates for the events are February 16, March 5, and March 18. The seminar will cover state aid and educational services for families with children of special needs. 

Afterwards CE&CC, CASA-MI, and CAP will be organizing special culturally focused sessions for families with children of special needs.  A brief summary including the seminar syllabus, location, and registration requirements follows.

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Chaldean Self-Defense Training Now Being Offered
By CE&CC :: 36740 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Law & Order, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Many Chaldeans are often forced to work in dangerous neighborhoods and high crime areas.  Some feel the local city police apathetic concern for Chaldean businesses bolsters the criminal to act.    Although Chaldeans have taken wise precautions to reduce the threat of attack and robbery, Chaldeans remain victims.  With bullet proof glass, immediate armed robbery alarm systems, video surveillance systems, and armed security guards or employees Chaldeans remain at risk. 

Working to address these challenges the Chaldean Education and Career Center is working with other Chaldean organizations to help address these growing concerns.  Groups like the Chaldean Justice League, Chaldean American Bar Association, Chaldean Caucus, and the Chaldean Federation of America are consistently looking for ways to help reduce attacks against Chaldeans and their property. 

In that spirit, the Chaldean Education and Career Center is organizing a series of Advanced Small Arms Self-Defense Training near Camp Chaldean.  The CE&CC along with the Livingston Gun Club and Live Safe Academy will be holding a three Self-Defense training session. 

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: 23864 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center
Michigan, USA - Chaldeans should know that a job search is less like a sprint and more like a marathon.  Without this attitude, Chaldean job-hunters will view every day as a laborious burden that does not produce results. You’ll risk losing focus, motivation, and direction. You’ll neither write nor interview well, and your search may take even longer.

In today’s challenging job market, many Chaldean job-hunters are finding that the search takes somewhat more time than they anticipated. Regardless of what expectations you may have or may hear, Chaldeans should assume a time frame of at least 10 months for their search. Chaldeans in Michigan, due to their poor economic condition and high taxes, should consider a year to a year and a half. 
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Chaldean College Bound Student Application Assistance
By CE&CC :: 24166 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Chaldeans who are looking for the inside advantage on their college applications should look no further.  The Chaldean Education and Career Services and the Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) of Michigan shares the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan public library special admission preparation sessions for college bound students called "Apps of Steel".  Afterward, a Chaldean application workshop will be held specifically for U of M, WSU, U of D Mercy, Michigan State, and Oakland University. 

The "Apps of Steel" event is a special seminar held by the Bloomfield Township Public Library.  The event will help Chaldean college bound students gain the upper hand when submitting college admissions.  The wokhop afterward hosted by the Chaldean Educaiton and Career Center and Chaldean American Students Assocation will cover admission requirements for Michigan universities. 

The "Apps of Steel" college application seminar will be held Friday, December 28, at 10 a.m., and a second identical session, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 

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