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Major that Pay You Back

[To comment: RANK SCHOOL NAME REGION SCHOOL TYPE STARTING SALARY MID-CAREER SALARY % WITH HIGH JOB MEANING 464 – tie Rowan University Northeast State Schools $42,100 $73,200 45% * Data represents those in the civilian labor force, not active service members. ** Results based on 2012 data due to insufficient data in 2013. Check […]

Can Smartphones be bad for your joints?

Can Smartphones be bad for your Joints? This was sent to me by: Specialized Physical Therapy, LLC 1919 Greentree Road, Suite B Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 P: 856-424-0993 F: 856-424-0994   It is a wonderful therapy group. [To comment:] Smartphones are an essential part of the new world that we live in. They help boost […]

Strategic Communicators can take a page from a championship coach’s book on communication and leadership

[To comment:] So how does the coach of a national champion college basketball team turned president and coach of one of the most storied pro basketball franchises in history define a leader? In quite simple terms, it seems. Rick Pitino is the only coach in NCAA history to win national championships with two colleges […]

Ready for Prime Time — Sports Writers annual Dinner

[To] TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR STAR-STUDDED PHILADELPHIA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION AWARDS DINNER  Tickets are still available for the star-studded Philadelphia Sports-Writers Association’s 109th annual Sports Awards Dinner this coming Monday, January 28, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Route 70 in Cherry Hill , NJ , it was announced by PSWA president Ron Corbin, […]

Philadelphia Sports Writers Association dinner

[To comment:] Hello all…a reminder: Philadelphia Sports Writers Association dinner is Monday, Jan. 28 at Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill. Line up this year is spectacular. If you’ve attended in the past, you know it is a BIG evening for the sports buff. Tickets ($95) are still available via or Here is […]

‘Voge’ always demanded your best effort –Sound advice

[To comment:] Because of copyright laws, I’m probably not supposed to reprint this Courier-Post piece.  But here goes. It contains so much good advice left behind by dear friend and mentor John Vogeding. Kevin Callhan expresses it better than most. Please take heed.   By Kevin Callahan Courier-Post July 31, 2012 From the corner of the […]

Advice from a legendary writer

[To comment:] Retired Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bill Lyon wrote — in the July 29 edition — “Penn St. story a cautionary tale for us all” about his association with Penn State and Joe Patero. The entire column is worth the read However, for my Basic Public Relations writing students, here is one paragraph of SOUND advice.  It goes […]

Phillies’ Dan Baker honored by Rowan University

This past Friday evening, Feb. 10, 2012, Dan Baker, Phillies public address announcer, was honored for his 40 years with the Philles. I had the honor of emceeing the event. My open and scripted intros follow. Hope you enjoy. To comment:   Baker event [6:55 p.m. Guests are asked to please take your seats] […]

Philly Sports Dinner – 108th – on January 30

To comment: In early November, when the sports world turned an eye toward Philadelphia to say goodbye to iconic heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, it seemed a fitting tribute to the man who defeated Muhammad Ali in the most publicized boxing match of all time. But, true to their passion for their sports heroes, Philadelphians […]

Major League Baseball’s ‘new’ media dress code

To comment: As the Courier-Post’s Celeste Whittaker notes in a recent column. Major League Baseball “swings and misses” with its dress code. Not that Whittaker doesn’t agree with it, she just doesn’t believe it needs to be codified. MLB’s dress code apparently evolved last year when the New York Jets had the controversy with the sideline […]