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Deadline Approaching for Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants

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The deadline to apply for a study abroad grant from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is Friday, September 15. Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all discipline honor society, will award 25 $1,000 grants to students nationwide.

Awarded twice a year—50 in the spring and 25 in the fall—the grants are designed to support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields. Interested students do not have to be a member of Phi Kappa Phi to apply, but must currently attend an institution with an active chapter.

“Phi Kappa Phi’s Study Abroad Grant helped me bridge the difference between my current resources and my dreams,” said Ian McLaughlin, Session A grant recipient from Brigham Young University. “I will always be grateful for those who provide this type of funding for purpose-driven, highly-motivated students to pursue targeted international experiences.”

Phi Kappa Phi gives 75 study abroad grants annually to students on its chapter campuses. Since its inception in 2001, the program has awarded more than $775,000.

In addition to the study abroad program, the Society awards $1.4 million each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, member and chapter awards, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

The application period for students to apply for a $1,000 study abroad grant is currently open until September 15. For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit www.phikappaphi.org/studyabroad.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org.

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CONTACT
Hannah Breaux
Communications Director
hbreaux@phikappaphi.org
225.923.7777

myLAB Box Provides Back to Safe Sex Tips for Back to College Students

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First Nationwide At-Home STD Testing Service Reminds College Students to Practice Safe Sex with Following Tips

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 - With millions of college students returning to school, the chances for sexual encounters increase, amidst a growing STI epidemic. According to the CDC, almost two-thirds of all reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States were among people aged 15–24. This risk is made even greater because having one of these STIs can increase the chances of contracting HIV.

Speaking of HIV, there’s a shocking amount of people who have never been tested. According to a report published in the journal Pediatrics, only one-third of sexually active young adults have ever been tested for HIV. That’s a lot of undiagnosed cases.

To that end, myLAB Box, the first nationwide at-home STD testing service, announced today tips for college students to practice safe sex:

A. Condoms. The condom is one of your best methods of defense against infection and unwanted pregnancies. When used correctly, they can offer a 98% chance of preventing pregnancy. While not perfect, latex condoms are also among the best ways to protect against many STIs.

a.   Tips for Condom Usage:

- Only use latex condoms.
- Use a new condom for every act of vaginal, anal, and oral sex.
- Always check the expiration date on a condom. An expired condom can break easily, rendering it useless. Chances are, that condom that’s been in your wallet since freshman year may be one of them.
- If you feel the condom break at any point during sexual activity, stop immediately and put on a new condom. That may not set the mood you’re looking for, but you’ll be glad you did.
- Never “double-bag it.” This means wearing multiple condoms at once. Contrary to urban legend, twice the condom does not offer twice the protection.

B. Other Methods of Protection. There are other ways to protect yourself as you go back to school and back in bed. These include the birth control pill, the patch and the ring, all of which are prescribed by your doctor. All of these methods are designed to administer hormones to your body – via pill, a patch that is worn on your skin, or a ring that you insert vaginally – for 3 weeks at a time, with your period occurring in the 4th week.

These methods are great at stopping baby-making, which is great news for young people who may not be ready for parenthood. But these methods of birth control can still leave you exposed to a wide range of STIs.

C. Back to School, Back to Testing.  Again, STIs are a serious health risk. Regular testing is the best way to consistently know your status.  As the numbers of STIs increases, we all need to amp up our level of carefulness.

For example, HPV is shockingly common. Far more people than you might expect are living with this ultra-common STI. Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s harmless, though. According to the CDC, HPV is responsible for nearly 91% of cervical cancers, 75% of vaginal cancers, 69% of vulvar cancers, 63% of penile cancers and 91% of anal cancers.

One of the smartest moves you can make for your sexual health is to get tested for HPV and other STIs.  If you’re too nervous to go to a clinic, you can order an at-home STI testing kit and do the test right in your dorm room. It’s so easy that it leaves you with no valid excuses for not getting tested. It even comes in a discreet package.

D. Safe Sex Isn’t As Safe As You May Think.  STIs are not only passed through intercourse.  You can also contract them from oral sex and, in some cases, even from kissing. For example, herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea are three infections that can directly affect your mouth or throat. It pays to educate yourself on the common signs and symptoms of the most common STIs. myLAB Box’s blog and FAQ page provide invaluable study material.

Look Out for These Common STD Signs and Symptoms
What To Do If There Isn’t an STD Testing Clinic Near Me
Safe is Sexy: Understanding PrEP and HIV Prevention
STDs Are Gross! Myth vs. Reality
Safe Is Sexy: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Health
Why is Gonorrhea called “The Clap” and Why You Should Care

F. Test Like Nobody’s Watching. A lot of college students are nervous about testing. That makes sense. Teens and young adults are often too shy to go to a clinic or doctor’s office.

Even just the idea of the lab bills being reported on their parents’ health insurance seems mortifying. But that’s still no reason to avoid being tested.

myLAB Box offers quick and private tests that can be paid for out-of-pocket (and for about half of the price you would at a doctor’s office). These tests take five minutes to complete and are shipped in discreet packaging. You can take them anytime and anyplace. If you live in one of the many states that offers telemedicine, and most do, you can even speak with a doctor and get prescribed your treatment right over the phone for no extra charge. It’s simply the easiest and most convenient way to be tested.

If you schedule your tests along with arriving back to school, you’ll be in total control of your sexual health. It’s a win-win situation for any sexually active young person.

“When we’re talking about sex, the risk of a surprise pregnancy is what most people worry about. That said, you absolutely need to keep an eye out for sexually transmitted diseases and infections, too,” said Lora Ivanova, Co-Founder of myLAB Box. “Even though you may know your bedroom partners from class, that’s not the same thing as knowing their STI status. College is often a time when students experiment with their sexual activity, have multiple partners and dates, and play it a little loose with the rules. With as many as 80% of infections showing little to no symptoms, you’ll never know if someone is free and clear of STIs unless they’ve been tested. We hope these tips will be a good reminder to college students to practice safe sex.”

And to help college students everywhere take greater control of their sexual health, myLAB Box is offering a 20% discount for all of September with the following discount code – backtoschool2017. And for students with either a medical Flexible Savings Account (FSA) or a Health Savings Accounts (HSA) accounts, myLAB Box proudly accepts both FSA and HSA as payment options, making its service even more affordable and accessible for men and women in every state.

About myLAB Box
Founded in 2013, myLAB Box is the first company to offer a nationwide at-home screening platform for STDs. All myLAB Box kits use FDA-approved technology and are validated by fully licensed CLIA-certified myLAB Box lab affiliates with decades of experience in testing for infectious diseases. By selling direct to consumers myLAB Box is able to offer exceptional service at half the cost of conventional lab tests. From affordable screening to complimentary physician consultations for positives, every aspect of the myLAB Box service is designed to be safe, effective and efficient. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information, visit: www.mylabbox.com.

Media Contact
John McCartney
Wise Public Relations for myLAB Box
415.480.4059
mylabbox@wisepublicrelations.com

DISCOVER HITS HALFWAY MARK IN DISCOVER IT® STUDENT CARD DESIGN POLL

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‘Iridescent’ and ‘Frenchie’ Lead as Current Student Favorites

Riverwoods, IL, Sept. 6, 2017 – Discover just passed the halfway point of its Discover it® Student Card design poll. Thus far, the iridescent pattern design (32%) and the Frenchie-in-sunglasses design (21%) are pulling ahead in the race. Voting closes Sept. 21 at midnight Central Time, so students should cast a vote at www.discover.com/student-card-poll.html. The winning card design will be available in early 2018.

Discover is also offering a $50 statement credit for students who apply through the link on the poll, are approved and make a purchase within the first three months.1

For many students, credit can be overwhelming, especially when getting their first credit card. A great resource for students is the Discover Credit Resource Center, which offers practical tips for managing credit, such as:

- Pick a credit card that fits your lifestyle. Not all credit cards are created equal, especially student cards. Take time to research and compare credit cards to find the one that best matches your lifestyle and spending habits.
- Understand all of the credit card terms. Read the fine print, including the information about the card’s Annual Percentage Rate (APR), fees and rewards.
- Get rewarded for building credit. With the Discover it® Chrome for Students, students receive 2% cash back at gas stations and restaurants on up to $1000 in combined purchases each quarter. So while you’re building credit history, you’ll also be earning cash back.
- Regularly check your credit score. The only way to know where your credit stands is to check it. With Discover Credit Scorecard, students, even those who aren’t Discover cardholders, can receive their FICO® Credit Score2 for free, making it easy to track your score.

About Discover Student Cards 
The Discover it® for Students and Discover it® Chrome for Students Credit Cards offer students a great way to build their credit history early in their lives. These student cards come with many benefits including rewards on categories that students often spend in.

- The Discover it® for Students offers 5% cash back in categories that change each quarter, up to the quarterly maximum, when you sign up.
- The Discover it® Chrome for Students offers an automatic 2% cash back at gas stations and restaurants on up to $1,000 in combined purchases quarterly.

Both cards earn 1% cash back on all other purchases, as well as a Good Grade $20 Cashback Bonus if their grade point average is 3.0 (or equivalent) or higher each year they are enrolled in school, for the first five years from the account opening.3

For more information visit www.discover.com/student.

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About Discover
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.

1 Get a $50 statement credit after you make your first purchase with a Discover it® for Students card within 3 months of approval. Offer only available to new cardmembers. Your statement credit will be automatically added to your Discover Card account within 1-2 billing periods.

2FICO® Credit Scores provided by Credit Scorecard are based on data from Experian and may be different from other credit scores. See Discover.com/CreditScorecard to learn more. FICO is a registered trademark of the Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and other countries.

3Good Grades Rewards: Good Grade Reward only available to new cardmembers on or after 7/23/2015 who indicate on their application that they are currently enrolled in college, and whose accounts are current and remain open when the Good Grade Reward is requested. Students with a Discover it® or Discover it® chrome card who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent) during a School Year (September – August) may apply at Discover.com for a $20 Cashback Bonus (“Good Grade Reward”). One Good Grade Reward per School Year, per account, up to a maximum of five (5) consecutive years from the date your account is opened. Terms of Good Grade Reward Offer are subject to change.

Media Contact:
Brittney Mitchell
224-405-0730
brittneymitchell@discover.com
@Discover_News

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Reminder Services Establishes Scholarship For Physical Therapy Students

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Application submissions will be accepted until October 31

Reminder Services, Inc., a provider of automated communications for the healthcare industry, today announced the launch of a new scholarship program for students pursuing an education in physical therapy.

For its inaugural year, the ReminderCall.com Physical Therapy Scholarship will award $1,000 scholarships to up to five physical therapy students who exhibit academic excellence and a strong sense of personal commitment to continuing their education.

“ReminderCall.com has been providing patient reminders to physical therapists since 1998. Over the years we’ve come to realize that the physical therapy field is often overlooked by scholarship grantors,” said Chantal Oicles, President. “We’re excited to help aspiring PTs fund their education. It’s our way of thanking the physical therapy community for welcoming us with open arms.”

To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. resident and a college sophomore, junior or senior or a graduate student enrolled in a physical therapy program at an accredited college for the 2017-18 academic year. He or she must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Reminder Services has partnered with International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), an independent scholarship management company, who will host the online application process, select recipients and disburse awards for the program.

The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017. Learn more at https://www.remindercall.com/physical-therapy-scholarship.

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About Reminder Services, Inc.
Reminder Services, Inc. is a Silicon-Valley based company that provides automated appointment reminders. The ReminderCall.com system lets therapists send appointment reminder calls, reminder text messages and reminder emails to patients. We work with an impressive list of Physical Therapy EHRs, EMRs, and scheduling software products. Therapists can customize everything, from voices and languages to delivery dates, times and frequencies. We help adhere to FCC, TCPA, CANSPAM, HIPAA and CASL guidelines.

Media Contact
Carissa Reeves
(615) 777-3735
creeves@applyISTS.com

PASSWORD PREREQUISITES: DASHLANE PROMOTES CYBERSECURITY FOR STUDENTS

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The country is heading back to school and for college students, Cybersecurity 101 is in session. Dashlane, the leading password manager, is educating college students on the importance of protecting their digital identities and today announced a free, one-year subscription for its award-winning Premium service to all U.S.-based students and professors with a valid .edu email address. All current and incoming students can visit Dashlane.com/students to sign up and ensure that their passwords, credit cards, and identities stay safe and protected online, whether on or off campus.

Have Students Studied Passwords?

It’s not just our favorite celebrities or websites that get hacked. Students and their educational institutions are uniquely vulnerable to cyberattacks and protecting passwords is the first line of defense. Furthermore, students may be prone to risky behaviors like oversharing on social media, password reuse, or sharing passwords between friends. Dashlane recently reached out to students from leading American universities, (including Brown, Colgate, Georgetown, Harvard, The University of Southern California, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among others) to learn more about their online habits and security, and found that:

• Freshman 50: Almost half (48%) of students contacted are aware that they have already been hacked or compromised at some point. These are some of the top university students who grew up with technology, but are still left vulnerable without the right tools and information.
o What’s more, most students said they have more than three devices, making it even more imperative that they be able to log in and gain access to accounts securely across each of them.
• Campus Crawl…ing with Passwords: A separate Harris Poll commissioned by Dashlane found that younger Americans are consistently more trusting/trusted with sharing email and streaming service passwords – 64% of millennials (aged 18-34) admit to sharing or receiving passwords (vs. 37% of those 35+).
• GPA (Good Password Actions):
o Students seem to know better than to save passwords in their browsers – only 35% of those polled said they do it most of the time.
o They also know password length matters – nearly 75% go above and beyond traditional requirements and use more than 9 characters, and a lot actually go 13+ characters.
• Senioritis: Dashlane research shows that the average American has 150 accounts – all of which require strong, unique passwords. Unfortunately, students are reusing passwords like crazy: at least 73% of respondents said they do not have unique passwords for every account.

“Our hope is that everyone uses a password manager, especially students at this time of year as they settle into school physically and digitally, since young people as a demographic have more online accounts to keep track of than ever before,” said Emmanuel Schalit, CEO of Dashlane. “We hope that this promotion not only teaches students how they can safely manage their online lives, but also help them save money to spend on necessities, like ramen and books.”

Crash-Course: Dashlane Cybersecurity 101

• Be cautious when using public Wi-Fi networks and devices. When using the computers in the library or connecting to public Wifi at a coffee shop, avoid logging in to sensitive online accounts, like an online banking account and your social media accounts.
• Look out for “phishy” activity. If you get an email, direct message, or a text message with a link or attachment from a person or service you don’t know, delete it. If you know the sender, verify that message is legitimate before clicking a link or downloading an attachment.
• Try not to overshare on social media. Be careful not to share posts that could reveal personally identifiable information like your street address, where you work, or any information commonly used as an account verification question. If you’re headed out of town for a weekend getaway or fall break, share posts about your trip after you return, rather than while you are away.
• Protect your online accounts and digital identity. Password reuse is a leading cause of account takeovers, so use unique passwords for each account . It’s tempting to use your dog’s name for every password, but it makes you very vulnerable to cyber criminals.

To learn more visit http://www.dashlane.com/students.

About Dashlane
Dashlane makes identity and checkouts simple with its password manager and secure digital wallet app. Dashlane allows its users to securely manage passwords, credit cards, IDs, and other important information via advanced encryption and local storage.

Dashlane has helped over 7.5 million consumers in 150 countries¬ manage and secure their digital identity. Dashlane Business, a product designed to protect company passwords, is trusted by 6,000+ companies to create, enforce, and track effective access management. Dashlane features the only patented security architecture in the industry.

The app is available on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS, and has won critical acclaim from top publications, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Media Contact
Erin Fisher
erin@dottedlinecomm.com
856-422-0446

iFlipd and GoFundMe Make Paying for Textbooks Easier for College Students

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Students can ease costs by starting a GoFundMe that will go directly toward their iFlipd on-demand textbook rental account

PORTLAND, OR. | AUG. 16, 2017: iFlipd, the only pay-as-you-go weekly textbook rental provider, announced a new partnership with GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, so college students can raise money from family, friends, and community organizations to help pay for their textbooks needs. All of the contributions raised go straight to the cost of the textbooks, so their supporters know their money is well spent.

“Paying for college is hard enough and many students can use some help. Our pay-as-you-go textbook solution provides a flexible experience at an affordable price,” said Kati Radziwon, iFlipd CEO and founder. “GoFundMe is the number one fundraiser for textbook costs to date and our partnership with them extends our simple and flexible payment process to a wider and needed audience.”

“With college tuition on the rise, it’s more important than ever to help support students pursuing their higher education,” said Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO. “Many students have a network of family and friends who are ready to help them out with expenses like textbooks. With this new partnership with iFlipd, we’re excited to make it easier and faster for college students to get the financial support they need.”

How can students start to raise money?
The process is simple for students to get started:

1. Create a free iFlipd account
2. Set up their GoFundMe account
3. Share their story, invite family & friends to help fund their textbooks
4. Apply the funds directly through iFlipd to rent and pay for textbooks

Why iFlipd?
As the only pay-as-you-go weekly textbook rental provider, iFlipd allows students to pay for only the time they need through weekly rentals. Students instantly have access to the books they need in print and eBook format. Students can return them any time they like while earning reward points each time.

About GoFundMe
Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with over $4 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 40 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Find us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

About iFlipd
iFlipd is the first textbook pay-as-you-go rental platform that allows students to pay for only the weeks they really need textbooks. Through this payment model students are empowered to break up the traditional cost of textbooks. For more information please visit: www.iflipd.com

Media Contact:
Keith Bristol, iFlipd
press@iflipd.com

Gilman Scholars now have more opportunities to study in New Zealand

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Washington, D.C., and Wellington, New Zealand [August 15, 2017] – U.S. students seeking to study or intern in New Zealand have a new path to a world-class education. Education New Zealand (ENZ) and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the U.S. Department of State have each committed $50,000 over the next two years to support the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. That means that at least 10 additional Gilman Scholars will study abroad at New Zealand universities over the next two years. And, starting today, students can begin applying for the prestigious scholarship to fund study abroad programs in spring or early summer 2018.

The Gilman Scholarship enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Since its inception in 2001, the program has enabled over 24,000 economically disadvantaged U.S. students to study or intern abroad, benefitting Americans from diverse backgrounds and universities.

“The Gilman – Education New Zealand partnership is an affirmation of the strong cooperation between our two nations,” said Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Mark Taplin when the partnership was announced in June. “Through this partnership, U.S. students who otherwise would likely not study or intern abroad will now have a deeper understanding of the global economy and global challenges that we face together.”

With acclaimed academic programs, a high quality of life, a rich culture and amazing outdoor recreation opportunities, New Zealand is a welcoming country for students of all backgrounds. Gilman scholars gain proficiency in diverse languages and cultures, and gain skills that are critically important to their academic and career development. And, like all U.S. students studying abroad in New Zealand, they get the opportunity to explore some of the active volcanoes, geysers, black sand beaches, and impressive glaciers that can be found only in New Zealand.

“We are excited to partner on a competitive and selective scholarship program that will increase the diversity of U.S. students studying at New Zealand universities and strengthen relationships among our allies,” said Education New Zealand Chief Executive, Grant McPherson.

Gilman International Scholarship by the Numbers
- 78,000: Number of applications received since the inception of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program in 2001.
- 22,000: Number of scholarships that have been awarded to students participating in Gilman study abroad programs and internships around the world.
- 3,000: Annual number of U.S. undergraduate students supported in this exchange program each year. Among them, almost half are the first in their families to attend college.
- 71: Percentage of Gilman Scholars in 2015-16 that would not have been able to study abroad without the scholarship.
- 26: Percentage of Gilman Scholars in 2015-16 that were science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors.
- 10: Number of additional Gilman scholars who will study abroad at New Zealand universities over the next two years.

How to apply
Students wishing to apply for the Gilman Scholarship must be undergraduate Pell Grant students in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education. U.S. students wishing to study abroad beginning between December 15, 2017 and April 15, 2018 must submit their online application by October 3, 2017. Students can determine eligibility, get tips for applying, and complete the online application by visiting GilmanScholarship.org.

About Education New Zealand (ENZ)
Education New Zealand’s primary role in student recruitment is to market New Zealand as an education destination to international students. Through its research and marketing programs, collaboration with international education partners, and involvement in student recruitment and business development initiatives, ENZ aims to help their industry achieve growth. ENZ has staff in 18 overseas locations and its head office is in Wellington. Follow students studying abroad in New Zealand on Instagram @studyinnewzealand and by searching #StudyinNZ. Learn more: enz.govt.nz

About the U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) mission is to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, professional and private exchanges, as well as public-private partnerships and mentoring programs. These exchange programs improve foreign relations and strengthen the national security of the United States. ECA programs, funding, and other activities encourage the involvement of American and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. Artists, educators, athletes, students, youth and rising leaders in the United States and more than 160 countries around the globe participate in academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges. Follow students participating on U.S. Department of State exchanges at @ECAatState and by searching #Exchangeourworld. Learn more: exchanges.state.gov

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Becky Brun
becky@weinsteinpr.com
(541) 399-6813

DISCOVER LETS COLLEGE STUDENTS CHOOSE NEXT DISCOVER IT® STUDENT CARD DESIGN

Students Who Vote and Are Approved for a New Account Receive $50 Statement Credit1

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Riverwoods, IL, Aug. 9, 2017 – Discover wants college students to make the final decision when it comes to the next Discover it® Student Card design. From Aug. 9 through Sept. 21, Discover is hosting a pun-inspired social media campaign through Facebook and Instagram asking students to go to www.discover.com/student-card-poll.html and cast their vote for which design should become the next Discover it® Student Credit Card. Discover also is offering a $50 statement credit for students who apply through the link on the poll, are approved, and make purchase within the first three months.

“A card’s design can be a reflection of a cardmember’s personality,” said Christine Forman, a marketing director for Discover. “This social media campaign allows us to engage with college students in a fun way on Facebook and Instagram, and ultimately gives students an opportunity to make a direct impact by telling us which design speaks to their unique style.”

Participants can choose from the following six card designs: a colorful sunset, a selfie-inspired moustache, a hand giving the peace sign, a Frenchie wearing sunglasses, a vintage vinyl record and an iridescent pattern.

Voting closes Sept. 21 at midnight Central Time. Once all votes are tallied, Discover will announce the winning card design, and make it available in early 2018.

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About Discover Student Cards  
The Discover it® for Students and Discover it® Chrome for Students Credit Cards offer students a great way to build their credit history early in their lives. These student cards come with many benefits including rewards on categories that students often spend in.

- The Discover it® for Students offers 5% cash back in categories that change each quarter, up to the quarterly maximum, when you sign up.

- The Discover it® Chrome for Students offers an automatic 2% cash back at gas stations and restaurants on up to $1,000 in combined purchases quarterly.

Both cards earn 1% cash back on all other purchases, as well as a Good Grade $20 Cashback Bonus if their grade point average is 3.0 (or equivalent) or higher each year they are enrolled in school, for the first five years from the account opening.2

For more information visit www.discover.com/student.

About Discover
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discover.com/company.

1 Get a $50 statement credit after you make your first purchase with a Discover it® for Students card within 3 months of approval. Offer only available to new cardmembers. Your statement credit will be automatically added to your Discover Card account within 1-2 billing periods.

2 Good Grades Rewards: Good Grade Reward only available to new cardmembers on or after 7/23/2015 who indicate on their application that they are currently enrolled in college, and whose accounts are current and remain open when the Good Grade Reward is requested. Students with a Discover it® or Discover it® chrome card who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent) during a School Year (September – August) may apply at Discover.com for a $20 Cashback Bonus (“Good Grade Reward”). One Good Grade Reward per School Year, per account, up to a maximum of five (5) consecutive years from the date your account is opened. Terms of Good Grade Reward Offer are subject to change.

Media Contact:
Brittney Mitchell
224-405-0730
brittneymitchell@discover.com

@Discover_News

 

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ArtCenter College of Design Premieres Student Self Portrait Videos

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ArtCenter College of Design has launched a new video series featuring student self portraits, providing a glimpse into the creative journeys of five students at one of the world’s preeminent art and design colleges.

“In their process of researching colleges, most prospective students plan a campus visit, browse the website, or make an appointment with an admissions counselor,” said Kit Baron, senior vice president of Admissions and Enrollment Management for ArtCenter. “While these experiences are valuable and provide a great way to gather information, hearing directly from ArtCenter students to learn about their stories and their lives provides yet another deeper level of sharing. We’re often asked ‘What’s it really like to be an ArtCenter student?’ We hope the stories of these five talented individuals helps answer that common question and provide prospective students with a realistic glimpse into their world.”

The five ArtCenter students were asked to share their creative journeys and reveal personal details such as their early inspiration, decision to attend art school, current projects and long-term goals. All production in the field was completed by the individual students, who were commissioned to spend 12 weeks meeting once a month to workshop their projects, from proposal through final cut, while undertaking the challenging process of capturing their own creative evolution in a professional quality video—all in addition to their demanding studio and academic course load. Light guidance was provided throughout the creative process by a small team of staff from Admissions and Marketing and Communications. The result is a series of video self-portraits that truly capture the student’s intimate voice, motivations and distinctive viewpoints.

Phillip Burrows – Phillip set himself apart from his household full of athletes when he started drawing as a kid. He then followed his artistic inclinations into Miami’s prestigious Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) and then into ArtCenter’s Entertainment Design program, where he’s inventing whole new realities.

Miguel Harry – While studying engineering in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia, Miguel learned about the work of ArtCenter alumni such as Yves Béhar. It was all he needed to pack his bags and join the Product Design department in Pasadena. He hasn’t looked back.

Yeun Kim – A deep love of literature while growing up in South Korea informed Yeun’s choice to apply to ArtCenter as a Graphic Design major. She stretched her skills in human experience design during a Study Away trip while collaborating on a pop-up installation with design students in Havana, Cuba, which lead to an exploration into spatial design through sound poetry.

David Sanchez – Originally from Moreno Valley, in the Inland Empire of Southern California, David transformed his early passion for cartoons into rich storytelling skills at ArtCenter’s top-ranked Entertainment Design program’s Character Animation track.

Cristina Wilson – A San Gabriel Valley native, Cristina channels her quirky sense of humor, idiosyncratic approach to creativity and passionate positivity into the compelling voice she’s developing as an ArtCenter Illustration student.

The series will continue with new episodes debuting in early 2018 as ArtCenter identifies a fresh batch of students with a diverse array of experience representing additional college majors.

Video production at ArtCenter College of Design is made possible by Bruce Heavin (BFA 93) and Lynda Weinman through the establishment of the Bruce Heavin Media Production Studio to support online learning and increase awareness of the College.

Social Media:
@artcenteredu
#ArtCenterStudents
#MeetArtCenter
@fillup.kb
@miguelharry_
@yeeeeun
@davidcsanchez
@crisycakes

About ArtCenter College of Design:
Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design (artcenter.edu) is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.

Contact: 
Jered Gold
ArtCenter College of Design
626-396-2251
jered.gold@artcenter.edu

Wingman Launches a Global Casting Call to Find the World’s Premier Wingman Vlogger Squad

Nominate Yourself or Your Wingman: Tell us what it takes to be the Ultimate Wingman and you may win an iPhone, MacBook Pro, or spot in our national ad campaign

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(New York and London, June 8, 2017) Wingman, the matchmaking app that encourages people to find happiness for their friends, today announced the Wingman Master Squad Casting Call – a global search to identify a team of vloggers who understand the true essence of being a Wingman. Anyone over 18 can nominate themselves or others simply by submitting short videos sharing their stories of what it takes to be a great Wingman. Finalists will receive iPhones and other prizes. Winners of the global #CastMasterWingman contest will be featured in a national advertising campaign in the Fall.

For More information on how to participate in the casting call, click HERE.

“One of the reasons I developed Wingman, is because the idea of being a Wingman — and needing a Wingman—is as old as friendship itself,” says Wingman founder Tina Wilson.  “Life is easier when someone has your back, and it’s a great feeling to see your friends happy.” 

Nominations for the Wingman Master Squad

We are a matchmaking app but, we appreciate that a Wingman comes in many forms. It may be you. It may be your mom, your bestie or even your dog.  So, explain what it takes to be the ultimate Wingman in a video of not more than 30 seconds.

Are you a great Wingman? Nominate yourself – Tell us in a short (30 seconds or less) video how you are the loyal friend, advocate, or matchmaker who always has your friends’ best interests at heart.  Do you pride yourself on protecting the people you care about? Are you a matchmaker who spots just the right person your friend should meet?  If so, tell us what it’s like to be a Wingman in this life—we just might select you for our Master Wingman Squad!

Or, nominate the Wingman in your life — tell us in a short video about your incredible friend, family member, or even the dog who always has your back, looks out for you, and makes you happy! We’re certain the dogs will be very enthusiastic about participating!

Prizing – Everybody Wins: Everyone who enters by the July 28 deadline will receive a Wingman T-Shirt

Wingman will select four finalists from all videos submitted, who will receive their choice of an iPhone, top Samsung phone, customized iPhone or iPad.  One Grand Prize Winner will receive a new MacBook Pro. In August, all finalists and the Grand Prize winner will  be invited to record a Wingman Master Class vlog for Wingspan’s founder Tina Wilson and her panel of judges who will select  a Master Wingman to appear in a national ad campaign this fall.

How to Participate: Simply post a video (not longer than 30 seconds) on Instagram explaining you, or someone you love deserves to be on the Wingman Master Squad.  It’s important to tag @Wingman_app and use #CastMasterWingman for a chance to be considered.

The Wingman global casting call, #CastMasterWingman is open to everybody over 18 years of age.  Videos will be accepted until July 28, 2017 @ 11:59 PST. Only videos of 30 seconds in length and less will be considered. We look forward to hearing your Wingman stories!!

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For More information:
Amy Wolfcale
amy@falconandwolf.com
917-576-8767