ASPCA Urges Pet Owners to Prepare for Winter Storms

Heeding some cold weather cautions can keep pets safe during storms Maximus and Nika

New York, N.Y.—In anticipation of multiple winter storms hitting the central and eastern U.S. this week, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) urges pet owners to take measures to keep their families and pets safe. Winter storm Maximus has already affected 30 states, many of which will also be affected by Nika later this week.

“With such heavy amounts of snow, it’s important to bring your pets inside and know what dangers your pets face in these extreme conditions,” said Dr. Dick Green, senior director of Disaster Response for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team. “Winter storms create risks for both humans and pets alike.”

The ASPCA urges pet owners to develop an emergency plan that accounts for the safety of their animals, to stay up to date on community storm warnings, and to check with their local Office of Emergency Management for important information.

The following tips will help pet owners prepare for winter storms:

  • If it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet. Never leave your pet outside during a snowstorm for longer than you would want to be out there with them.
  • Don’t let your dog off leash after heavy snowfall, as they can easily become lost.
  • Clean off your dog’s paws and belly with a moist washcloth after going outside. Snow-melting salt can be very painful to dogs’ feet and can make them ill if ingested. Clumps of snow can accumulate between toes and cause pain as well. Dog boots and salves can be purchased to protect sensitive dog paws.
  • Make sure all pets wear collars and tags with up-to-date identification. The ASPCA recommends micro-chipping your pet as a more permanent form of identification.
  • During the winter, outdoor cats sometimes sleep underneath cars for shelter. Bang loudly on the car hood before starting the engine to give any resting cats a chance to escape.
  • If you lose power, be sure candles aren’t in a location where your pet can knock them over.

To prevent your pet from going stir-crazy during this week’s storms, try these tips:

  • Give your pet a puzzle toy stuffed with food, such as a kong.
  • If pets get all their toys at once, they’ll get bored. Keep toys in rotation throughout the week so they feel new again.
  • Provide a perch where your cat can watch the action outside.
  • Hiding treats around the house can keep pets active and engaged. Keep in mind that any additional treats should be factored into their daily diet.
  • Going up and down stairs is a great way to help your dog exercise indoors, but be careful to avoid injury.

For more information on disaster preparedness and cold weather pet safety tips from the ASPCA, please visit http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness.

Lebanon Native Macy O’Hearn Graduated from Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY (02/03/2014)(readMedia)– Lebanon native Macy O’Hearn graduated from Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences with a degree in Anthropology. The degree was awarded in December 2013.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York‘s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students.

Lebanon Native Macy O’Hearn Graduated from Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY (01/30/2014)(readMedia)– Macy O’Hearn, a native of Lebanon, CT, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences. The degree was awarded in December 2013.

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From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students.

Curry College Students Named to Dean’s List

MILTON , MA (01/28/2014)(readMedia)– Curry College‘s Chief Academic Officer Carrie Cokely is proud to announce that the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 Semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.30 G.P.A., have no incompletes, and have no grade lower than a “C” for the semester. Full-time students must carry 12 or more graded credits for the semester.

Paige Smigiel of Versailles

Kaitlyn Cole of Colchester

Nicole Costa of Pawcatuck

Erika Marquis of Pawcatuck

Lindsey Porter of North Stonington

Daisy Winkel of Old Lyme

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts institution located on 131 acres in Milton, MA. Curry extends its educational programs to a continuing education branch campus in Plymouth, MA. Curry offers 20 undergraduate majors, as well as graduate degrees in business, education, criminal justice and nursing, with a combined enrollment of approximately 4,150 students. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, 1,650 continuing education and 500 graduate students. Curry College students come from 31 states and 7 countries. Over 1,400 of its students reside on the Curry campus. The largest majors are business management, communication, nursing, criminal justice and education. The College offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities ranging from 14 NCAA division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre program.

Visit us on the web at www.curry.edu

Teresa Horan of Salem Named to Dean’s List at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

ST. MARY’S CITY, MD (01/27/2014)(readMedia)– Teresa Horan, a resident of Salem, CT, was awarded Dean’s List honors for academic achievement during the fall 2013 semester at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM).

Dean’s List honors are awarded to full-time students at St. Mary’s College who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or better on 12 or more graded credits.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in Southern Maryland.

Westerly Community Credit Union Sponsoring Three Scholarships for Area High Schools

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The Westerly Community Credit Union is sponsoring three scholarships for local area high schools: Chariho, Exeter-West Greenwich, Narragansett, Prout, South Kingstown, Stonington, Westerly, and Wheeler. Three scholarships are for the amount of $1000 and one is for $500.

The Annual Joseph N. Cugini Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior who plans to attend a two or four year college or university upon graduation. This one-time award of $1000.00 will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior with an interest in any area of study. This scholarship was established to honor the many years of dedicated service by Joseph N. Cugini to the Westerly Community Credit Union. After 40 years of service, Cugini retired as President/CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Directors. He is known for his work in the Credit Union movement: with the Credit Union National Association, the Rhode Island Credit Union League, and the World Council of Credit Unions. This scholarship honors his many accomplishments achieved during his tenure at the Credit Union. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

The Annual Robert M. Bewlay Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior who plans to attend a two or four year college or university upon graduation. This one-time award of $1000.00 will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior with an interest in any area of study. This scholarship was established to honor Robert M. Bewlay’s dedication and service to the Westerly Community Credit Union. As Vice President of the Credit Union for 35 years, Bewlay was instrumental in implementing the computer system and technology utilized by the Credit Union. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

The Westerly Community Credit Union Vocational Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating High School Senior who plans to attend a locally recognized Vocation Credentialed Certificate Program upon graduation. This annual scholarship is a one-time award of $1000. A complete list of Credentialed Certified Programs can be found listed on the application. Architectural Draftsperson, Dental Office Manager, Network Technician, and Massage Therapy are a few examples. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

The Westerly Community Credit Union is also proud to be a part of the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island (CUARI) College Scholarship Program. The Credit Union will submit the top three applications to CUARI for final review and consideration for the eight scholarships of $500. Applicants will be evaluated on a variety of criteria including the students’ academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activities, and the quality and content of an essay that addressed the applicant’s intended major field of study and career goals. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

Applications for all scholarships are available at any Westerly Community Credit Union branch location, on our website www.westerlyccu.com, and also at the guidance departments at the local high schools. Applications must be submitted to one of Westerly Community Credit Union branch locations. For more information call 401.596.7000 or visit our website www.westerlyccu.com.

Kevin Hansen of East Lyme Named to Dean’s List at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA (01/24/2014)(readMedia)– Kevin Hansen of East Lyme, CT, made the Dean’s List for fall semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

Georgia Tech is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Institute has many nationally recognized programs and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit www.gatech.edu.

Coastal Carolina University announces Dean’s List

CONWAY 28528, SC (01/23/2014)(readMedia)– More than 1,900 students have made the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Coastal Carolina University.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time.

They include:

Sara Cane of Uncasville, CT

Callyn Phillips of Waterford, CT

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers 66 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master’s degree programs in accountancy, business administration, education, marine and wetland studies, and writing. The University will offer its first Ph.D. program, in marine science, in fall 2014.

More than 9,400 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 120 student clubs and organizations.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.

Learn more: http://www.coastal.edu/

Stonington High School Graduate Brendan Wilkins Named Ithaca College Men’s Indoor Track and Field Team Captain

ITHACA, NY (01/23/2014)(readMedia)– Stonington High School graduate Brendan Wilkins, a senior environmental studies major in the School of Humanities and Sciences, was named team captain of the Ithaca College men’s indoor track and field team for the 2013-14 season.

Ithaca College has 27 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams and competes in NCAA Division III as a member of the Empire 8 conference.

For more information on the men’s indoor track and field team, visit bombers.ithaca.edu/index.aspx?path=mtrun&tab=1.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York‘s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students.

Michelle Neri Lorette of Colchester Named to JMU President’s List

HARRISONBURG, VA (01/23/2014)(readMedia)– Colchester, CT resident, Michelle Marie Neri Lorette, has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2013 semester. Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above. Neri Lorette is a junior whose major is Interdisc Liberal Studies – BS.

James Madison University is a comprehensive university that is part of the statewide system of public higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is the only university in America named for President James Madison. Established March 14, 1908, the university offers programs on the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels with its primary emphasis on the undergraduate student. JMU provides a total education to students – one that has a broad range of the liberal arts as its foundation and encompasses an extensive variety of professional and pre-professional programs, augmented by a multitude of learning experiences outside the classroom.

James Madison University offers each student a future of significance — not an education of mere prestige, but an extraordinary education of exceptional scholarship, inventive thinking, unparalleled attention to the world community, a university-wide enthusiasm for teaching, and a commitment to student success.

Amanda Woods makes President’s List at Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY 28528, SC (01/22/2014)– Amanda Woods, a Elementary Education major from Gales Ferry, CT, has made the President’s List at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2013 semester.

To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be enrolled full time.

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The University offers 66 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master’s degree programs in accountancy, business administration, education, marine and wetland studies, and writing. Ten new undergraduate degree programs include biochemistry, economics, graphic design, information systems, intelligence and national security, musical theatre, theatre arts, as well as criminology, health and aging, and social justice tracks in sociology.

More than 9,400 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 120 student clubs and organizations.

Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent university in 1993.

To learn more, visit www.coastal.edu.

Pratt Institute Honors Students Who Made the Fall 2013 President’s List

BROOKLYN, NY (01/22/2014)– Pratt Institute congratulates more than 1,000 who made the President’s List in the Fall 2013 semester.

Bianca Abreu of Waterford (06385)

Kathryn Rablen of Norwich (06360)

Rachel Vandyke of Groton (06340)

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

Under the leadership of President Thomas F. Schutte, the curricula and reputations of Pratt’s four professional schools, which include 22 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree-granting programs, are recognized internationally and perennially listed among the best in top-tier rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, DesignIntelligence, and others.