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New!Dr Robert Wolff Published In Journal Of The South Carolina Academy Of Science

Dr. Robert Wolff, professor of science and health science at South University, Columbia, has been published in the Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science. The article, "Note on Suspected Brown Recluse Spiders (Araneae: Sicariidae) in South Carolina" appears in Volume 16, Issue 1 of the digital publication.

The Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science is an on-line peer-reviewed publication of the South Carolina Academy of Science. The Journal electronically publishes up to three volumes per calendar year (Winter, Spring, and Fall). This journal is offered through full open online access.

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  • Argosy University Faculty Members Discuss PTSD in Counseling Today

    Argosy University, Atlanta Assistant Professors Dr. Melinda Paige and Dr. Thomas Watson are featured in a Counseling Today article titled "Putting PTSD treatment on a faster track." The article, published August 27, 2018 discusses Written Exposure Therapy and can be viewed here.

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  • Columbia Professor Published In Christianity Today

    Douglas Estes, program director for the Doctor of Ministry program at South University, Columbia, was published in the October print issue of Christianity Today. The article, "Red Planet Calling" discusses our interest and drive in the planet Mars and features and interview with Roger Wiens, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the principal investigator for ChemCam, appears online here:

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  • MIU Faculty Member Talks Royally Fascinating Fashion

    Miami International University of Art & Design Accessory Design faculty and "fascinator" resident expert, Tammy Apostol of TA Couture, talked about the "Do's and Don'ts of Fascinators" with several local and national TV stations. The list includes Univision's, El Gordo y La Flaca, NBC6, 6 in the Mix, Telemundo's Channel 51 and Fox Affiliate, WSVN7's Deco Drive just in time for the Royal Wedding.

    Fascinators, the small sized small head pieces, are a must for a Royal Wedding. They are not referred to as a hat because it can be attached to headbands, combs or clips. The small accessory is generally worn on the right side of the head, but there is flexibility if that is not your "good side." The fascinator should match the dress and the size should be reflective of the person wearing it - if a woman is on the petite side, then the hat should not overpower. It is meant as an accessory, not to make a bold statement. Below is additional fashion etiquette to keep in mind.

    Do's and Don'ts of Dressing for a Royal Wedding

    • Don't try to outshine the bride.
    • Do wear a hat or fascinator, especially for women. Guidelines for the hats include keeping them on inside the church, they must fit properly and not require fiddling during the ceremony, fascinators, small headpieces are always appropriate. In fact, saucer-sized hats (like the Kentucky Derby) or hats with large brims are not acceptable as they have the potential to block the view of the people sitting behind you and are considered rude.
    • Hemlines should not be shorter than the longest finger when arms are held at the side, not longer than mid-calf.
    • No bare shoulders (or cleavage).
    • Do wear a small handbag or clutches only.
    • Do wear hosiery; it is a must as bare legs are frowned upon.
    • Wear formal shoes (no open toes, no wedges, no slingbacks); heels should be no higher than 4 inches.
    • Don't wear white, as it is reserved for the bride, although white accents and colors are fine.
    • Don't wear anything with sequins or anything resembling a tiara.

    The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep it conservative, classy and understated.

    Tammy Apostol Student working on Facinator Models with fasinators Group of Fasinator NBC6 Group of Fasinators at MIU

    Miami International University of Art & Design is located near the heart of the arts district offering degree programs in the areas of Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Visual & Entertainment Arts, Photography, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Computer Animation, and Film & Digital Production. We also offer a Master of Arts degree program in Design & Media Management and a Master of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Arts.

    Miami International University of Art & Design is one of The Art Institutes, a system of non-profit schools throughout the United States. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Some institutions in The Art Institutes system are campuses of Argosy University. Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 © 2018. The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is

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  • Ai Orange County Student & Veteran Featured in Local News

    Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management student Rufus Bloomfield of The Art Institute of California - Orange County was recently featured in the News Enterprise, a local newspaper in Orange County.

    Titled "Cooking Up A Love Filled Dream," the full-page article explores Rufus' childhood, his time in the Marines, and his future plans for supporting other veterans after finishing culinary school. Rufus grew up on his grandparents' farm in New Jersey, where he learned about hard work and perseverance in the face of adversity. He was also taught the value of generosity, as his family was constantly sharing what little they had with others who had even less. From his grandmother, he also learned how to cook.

    Later in life, Rufus joined the Marines, where he learned advanced communications skills and proudly served his country. After leaving the Marines, he worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly 20 years, but was left feeling unfulfilled. Approaching 50 years of age, he retired from that profession, unsure of what his future would hold. Over time, he began to think back fondly to memories of his grandmother's cooking, and eventually he enrolled in The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California-Orange County.

    Now in his second year of earning a Culinary Management Bachelor of Science degree, Rufus has not only excelled in his program, but has also helped to reshape the menu in our student-run restaurant, Exhibit, and played a leading role in creating a new veteran resource center on campus.

    Rufus currently serves as a personal chef for one of the stars of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County," Lydia McLaughlin, and her husband Doug, the owner and manager of a high-end men's magazine. His long term goal is to own a food truck, from which he plans to use a portion of his earnings to help other veterans pursue their own ventures.

    Rufus first caught the attention of the News Enterprise reporter during the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Base veteran satellite office grand opening, at which Ai California-Orange County partnered with the Orange County Veterans Service Office and Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel to provide food. The culinary school students involved in catering the event, including Rufus, received a certificate of recognition for their role in the event's success.

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