And Another Thing… (notes from a grumpy septuagenarian) – Dec 2022

2023-01-03T23:32:12+00:00

And Another Thing (notes from a grumpy septuagenarian) By Jim Mullen Emergency Once Removed As our nation lurches into a worrisome and contentious period in our history, I’ll share some less-than-earth-shaking thoughts I have had recently (if you open your window, you may hear me shouting). I’m inclined never to take any drug advertised on TV where disclaimers of negative effects take many times longer to describe than the singular positive impact. I’ll make do with my ailment. How come whenever I switch to a Premier Soccer League telecast, no matter what point in the game I tune in, the score [...]

And Another Thing… (notes from a grumpy septuagenarian) – Dec 20222023-01-03T23:32:12+00:00

Education = National Security

2022-12-15T18:55:36+00:00

Education = National Security By Jim Mullen Emergency Management Once Removed As a student financial aid director at a struggling private college in Illinois in the early 1970s, I had the responsibility of ensuring that students could finance their college educations without incurring loan obligations that would inhibit their personal and professional futures while assuring that the institution itself survived. Angst over student loan debt is not a new development. During the Cold War, improved access to higher education for all Americans became a national security issue. Soviet Union successes (launching “Sputnik” in 1957, Gagarin’s sub-orbital flight in 1961) persuaded [...]

Education = National Security2022-12-15T18:55:36+00:00

Back-to-School Programs

2022-09-15T22:56:33+00:00

Back-to-School Programs Looking for a great career opportunity? Thinking about career options or looking to change careers? The climate change crisis has created significate educational opportunities in Emergency and Risk Management for industries, government, and public service. Join the workforce to help maintain national security, response to all-hazard events and help build strong resiliency in a changing world. Our current CTC programs focus on 6 major pathways: Criminal Justice Cyber/Technolgy Medical and Health Services Fire/Wildland Homeland Security Emergency Management Occupational Health and Safety These pathway programs begin in the K-12 systems with 15 of our statewide skill centers. Students [...]

Back-to-School Programs2022-09-15T22:56:33+00:00
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