SEATTLE, WA. - Today, City University of Seattle is signing an Agreement of Collaboration with Vysoká škola finanční a spravní (VŠFS) and Changchun University of Finance and Economics (Changchun University). This agreement facilitates students to study on three continents in six years, and earn three collegiate degrees. The main purpose of this agreement is to expand international educational opportunities for students at Changchun University.
Now that this agreement is enacted, students at Changchun University will spend their first year in China where they will take their first year of classes and will transfer to VŠFS where they will spend three years studying a variety of business practices and earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from City University of Seattle, and a business degree from Changchun University. Upon completing this undergraduate degree, students will continue their studies in Seattle, Washington at CityU's main campus. Students will focus their studies on business administration and earn an MBA from City University of Seattle.
Each degree earned from CityU is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities - a regional accrediting body approved by the United States Department of Education. This agreement is being signed today at the Mayor's Hall at the Žofín Palace in Prague, Czech Republic.
SEATTLE, WA. - City University of Seattle is honored to celebrate Lisa Painter on July 17, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on its Seattle Campus located at 521 Wall Street, Seattle, WA 98121.
Ms. Painter donated over 100 pieces of art from her private collection to further access higher education. Dr. Rita Kepner, an alumna and former faculty member of CityU, is the celebrated artist behind the collection. Ms. Painter, the donor, is a well-known philanthropist who resides in Marrowstone Island, Washington.
Growing up, Ms. Painter's parents Muriel T. and Carl W. Painter instilled in their daughter a great love and appreciation for art and education. Because of this, Ms. Painter has made the donation in her parents' name. According to Ms. Painter, "I made this donation because I want to support people getting a higher education. By helping people go back to school, we are making the world a better place. I hope to do this with this donation."
To read more about this donation, and to view some of the collection online, visit Dr. Rita Kepner's gallery
page on the CityU's website.
SEATTLE, WA. - City University of Seattle is launching its third school – the School of Applied Leadership (SAL). This School is dedicated to empowering professionals to be intentional and inspired leaders. For the past decade, CityU has built a roster of well-regarded certificate, master's, and doctoral leadership programs, each integrating best practices from the public and private sector. These programs demonstrate CityU's ongoing commitment to serving working professionals with a relevant education that can be applied today.
Four programs are offered under SAL – Doctor of Education in Leadership
; Master of Arts in Leadership
; Master of Education in Adult Learning
, and graduate certificates, including one in Change Leadership
. Each program integrates practical leadership methods, theory, reflection, and critical analysis into its curriculum, and is taught by practicing professionals. In addition to programs offered, SAL works closely with local organizations to provide leadership workshops, coaching, consulting, and other customized offerings.
According to Dr. Steven Olswang, CityU's Provost, "CityU is delighted to launch this new School. It embodies our commitment to growing leaders at all levels, through various forms of education. We want to be sure that we are empowering leaders with the skills necessary to succeed in business, education, healthcare, and the countless sectors that are growing today."
Dr. Kelly Flores will be the Dean of this new School. Dr. Flores holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Education in Adult Education and Distance Learning.
SEATTLE, WA. - Dr. Ellen Carruth, a professor at City University of Seattle, led a research team of Master of Arts in Counseling
students as they explored the impacts of state budget cuts on consumers of community mental health in Washington State's largest county – King County.
Rather than focusing their analysis on clients, the team concentrated on service providers and clinicians who serve vulnerable populations needing treatment for mental illness and/or substance abuse; and specifically wanted to know how these clinicians' clients were and continue to be affected by budget cuts. The research included in-depth interviews and focus groups with clinicians in private and public sectors. One of the most significant data points was around the correlation between availability of services and state budget cuts. The data showed that cutting services primarily impacted the most vulnerable members of Washington State's communities; and therefore, increased existing disparities in both socioeconomic status and access to critical resources.
This research project – "Finding Their Voice: The Impact of Budget Cuts on Recovery for Consumers of Community Mental Health," - will be presented at the annual American Mental Health Counselors Association
(AMHCA) Conference on Saturday, July 12. Dr. Carruth will be accompanied by two of her teammates who are now graduates of CityU, Jaime White and Tristan Benson.
According to Dr. Carruth, "Clinicians who work with community mental health clients are too familiar with the recent spate of budget cuts in Washington State that have affected service delivery. Our presentation offers a unique angle into the ways that budget cuts have directly impacted clients' recovery, from the clinician's perspective. Our research tells the stories of many and sheds light on how these cuts directly influence the lives of clients, clinicians, and communities around Washington State."
For more information on this project and the research team, visit CityU's blog
SEATTLE, WA. - As the economy improves and Seattle-based companies like Amazon, Starbucks and Boeing continue to lead in their category the need for supply chain managers multiplies. In response, City University of Seattle is proud to now offer a new Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management
. Online courses begin this fall, and applications are being accepted now.
This master's program is available online and is one the few in the country to offer two professional certificates within the program. Students are able to earn a professional certificate through one of three professional associations and are able to earn a quality belt at the black or green belt level that is similar to Six Sigma. This bundled approach can be completed in as little as two years, and jumpstarts a professional's career in one of the fastest growing careers in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
According to Richard Carter, President of City University of Seattle "City University of Seattle's unique approach to supply chain management offers professionals the opportunity to get what they need in this comprehensive master's degree program. What would take people five or more years, now can take them two. As a University dedicated to serving the working adult, this is a great addition to CityU's roster of relevant programs."
Students in this online program develop critical skills in change management, project identification and team building. Graduates can use their degree to achieve leadership positions all along the supply chain.
SEATTLE, WA. - City University of Seattle has partnered with ProLango Consulting Inc. to offer affordable career seminars throughout 2014. Both are leaders in their industry whose focus is on preparing working adults for their next career move and couldn't be more proud to join efforts and offer more robust solutions to job seekers and professionals.
According to Christopher Ross, CityU's VP of Advancement, "CityU is thrilled to partner with ProLango. Like CityU, ProLango continually expands professional development offerings, and with this partnership both organizations are better able to serve its community. CityU students and alumni now have a rich career service offering, and ProLango clients have more opportunities to advance themselves through certificate and degree programs. It truly is a win/win."
ProLango's advice has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Business Week, USA Today, The Seattle Times, and seen on the ABC, FOX, and NBC networks. They host free seminars, workshops and career mixers monthly – many of which will take place at CityU's Seattle or Bellevue campus. The next large mixer is happening at CityU's Seattle campus on Feb. 11 at 5:00 p.m. Attendees to this free event will receive career advice and be able to network with hiring managers around the Puget Sound.
About ProLango Consulting Inc.
ProLango Consulting is a boutique career management and outplacement firm, which helps develop strategic plans for candidates to find employment. Instead of cookie-cutter career advice found elsewhere, ProLango interviews human resources and hiring managers in the Puget Sound area and shares this behind-the-scenes information with its clients. ProLango clients have found employment months faster than the industry average with this "insider" information. Since 2009, ProLango has trained more than 15,000 professionals-in-transition. ProLango is among the few career transition companies known for continuously researching and teaching the latest strategies as opposed to the decade-old cookie-cutter career advice found elsewhere.
For more information about ProLango visit www.prolango.com
SEATTLE, WA. - Today, City University of Seattle's online bachelor's programs were ranked among the top 50 in U.S. News & World Reports' "Best Online Programs". Over 850 accredited U.S. based institutions were evaluated. For the second year in a row CityU was the only private Washington State based institution to make the list.
These rankings are based on academic reputation; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving. As a leading nonprofit university in the Pacific Northwest, CityU excels in these areas and remains dedicated to innovating new ways to reach students online and face-to-face.
"It is an honor to again be ranked among U.S. News & World Report's top 50," said City University of Seattle President Richard Carter. "This ranking demonstrates CityU's dedication to serving our students, and confirms our commitment to quality by offering a premier, relevant, and 21st century education."
CityU is expanding its acclaimed bachelor's offerings in 2014 to include a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
. Both integrate input given by professional advisory boards and aim to prepare students for in-demand careers.
In addition to the U.S. News & World Report ranking, CityU has also been recently ranked among the "Most Affordable
" online colleges and universities in Washington State, and for the seventh year in a row was ranked a Military Friendly School
For more information on CityU's U.S. News & World Report ranking, please go here
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