[Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College’s Juvenile Justice Classes were given a second visit from the Bridgeview Police Department as part of a partnership developed to engage the Criminal Justice students with current, hands-on knowledge from juvenile officers working in the field. Three visits were scheduled as part of the Summer Quarter’s Juvenile Justice Class, with each visit calibrated to intensify as the students’ knowledge in the area of law widened. Last week the Bridgeview Police Department provided its second of three presentations for the course, this one by Juvenile Officer Patricia Prince who also currently serves as Bridgeview’s D.A.R.E officer. This partnership with the Bridgeview Police is the College’s first multi-presentation initiative on a single law enforcement topic, although law enforcement officers from numerous local, state and federal agencies frequently come out to speak to classes as special guest speakers throughout the year.
Northwestern College Criminal Justice Department Teams up With Sergeant at Bridgeview Police Department
[Bridgeview, IL] Northwestern College’s Criminal Justice Department has partnered with Sergeant Carl Michalski of the Bridgeview Police Department who will speak to its Juvenile Justice classes on three separate visits as the classes move through their Summer Quarter curriculum. This is the first multi-presentation initiative on a single law enforcement topic for Northwestern College and the Bridgeview Police Department, although law enforcement officers from numerous local, state and federal agencies frequently come out to speak to classes as special guest speakers throughout the year.
In early July Sergeant Michalski addressed the Juvenile Justice classes during the second week of the Summer Quarter curriculum. He will return during weeks five and seven of the Quarter to speak to the same classes of students, with his presentations intensifying as the class explores and becomes more proficient with juvenile justice issues.
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[Rosemont, IL] – Northwestern College – a career-focused two-year college in Illinois with a 112 year history – announced that they were named one of BestColleges.com‘s Top 100 Online Colleges for the 2014 Academic Year. BestColleges.com divided its rankings into the Top 50 four-year colleges and Top 50 two-year colleges in the nation that offer fully online degree programs. Northwestern College came in at #42 in its two-year college category.
Like Edwin Rolfe said “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. You should not judge a person by their appearance, but most patients in the medical office will. Unfortunately the older patients’ who are not familiar with the latest in trends like tattoos and piercings will be judgmental. They might even question your competence — even though you were an honor student and can perform your skills with the utmost care. Patients will even refuse care from someone that they feel threatened by.
Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence or CARE in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy is a bill that was introduced to the House of Representatives in March 2013. While the bill is fairly new, the momentum behind it has been growing over time. Professionals in the radiologic sciences have been pushing for this bill for ten years.
One who is contemplating entering the field of radiography today can look forward to an ever changing technological environment. The number of advances in technology over the past few years is truly mind-boggling! When I started as a technologist 30 years ago, things were much different. Radiographic examinations that were once performed as “common-place” (i.e. IVPs – kidney exams, UGI – stomach exams, and LGI-colon exams), have been replaced by much quicker and more efficient examinations, which yield even greater diagnostic value. The scarcity of these exams today, is due in large part to equipment improvements and the use of more sophisticated imaging modalities. Even the physical environment of a radiology department has changed. Working darkrooms for processing radiographic films have become obsolete. Gone too are the light boxes that once hung near the processor and were used for viewing films. Today, high tech computer screens display images that can be manipulated in so many different ways, yielding greater diagnostic information without additional irradiation of the patient.
There are things you learn during the course of your education that may pique your interest or with which you feel an especially strong connection. It is part of a student’s experience to be conscious of those connections, and identify why those connections are so strong. For example, if you like reading through medical documentation and deciphering medical terms to determine the course of treatment, then you may exhibit the following:
- Increased attention to detail
- Interest in one or more of the following medical sciences: medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, or pharmacology
- Interest in puzzles/riddles
- Methodical in nature
A well written cover letter is the best way to draw attention to your resume. It is your number one selling tool in trying to get your resume noticed in order to get the interview. You are selling yourself and your potential so your words need to be powerful and result oriented. Therefore, your cover letter needs to grab attention and maintain interest throughout. In most cases, your cover letter is more important than your resume, since your resume will never get a glace unless your cover letter entices the reader to want to review it. A cover letter should be short, only one page, and should tell a story about you and your qualifications. For the most part, cover letters contain the following three sections:
Have you ever been reading a textbook or an essay and wondered what the author was trying to say? Well, we can increase our ability to comprehend textbooks and essays by noting the similarities and differences between each, and by applying what we know about good writing.
In a story by Jack London entitled “To Start a Fire,” a lone man lost in the frozen wilderness is desperately trying to light a fire with the few remaining matches he has with him. He knows that if he fails, he will die. As nightfall comes and the winter chill becomes stronger, he seeks shelter under a tree and attempts to start a fire. One by one, each match is lost. One burns his fingers and is dropped; another is extinguished by a random fall of snow from the tree. Despite his desperate need for warmth, the woods and darkness are indifferent to his struggle. Eventually, he loses his last match and darkness ensues. The reader is left to understand that this man did not make it. During his attempt to survive, he never called out for help or expressed rage at the circumstances in which he finds himself. Instead, he went to his death doing everything in his own power to survive, but it wasn’t enough.