Friday, October 19, 2007

WOMEN Expo Oct. 24, in Schaumburg


Contact Person: Shelly Blake
Event: Women's Organizations Meeting to Empower and Network (WOMEN) Expo Phone Number: 847-776-9697
FAX Number: 847-776-9033
Email Address:
Website URL:
WOMEN Expo will be held at Embassy Suites, in Schaumburg

Schaumburg, IL, October 14, 2007 - Palatine Business & Professional Women and Remarkable Women Magazine have joined forces to sponsor an inaugural event: Women's Organizations Meeting To Empower and Network (WOMEN) Expo is at Embassy Suites, 1939 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg , October 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees can expect to learn about other networking opportunities by meeting contacts for women's networking groups and have the chance to network with other like-minded women. "Bringing women's groups together provides a higher level of networking than what you can gain from attending a single meeting with any of the participating groups," said Shelly Blake, past president of Palatine Business and Professional Women (BPW) and a WOMEN event organizer.

"This would be a great opportunity to attend for women who are self-employed, an employee, owner, or retired," Blake said.

WOMEN Expo hopes to accomplish an opportunity for Northwest Suburban women to find out what organizations are out there that suit their needs, fit their schedules, and provide them with networking opportunities to be involved socially, politically, within their communities and in charitable activities. "The expo format gives attendees the ability to learn about all of these groups in one evening rather than spending weeks or months traveling to each individual group's meeting place," Blake said.

All attendees are eligible for the drawing of a two night stay at the Embassy Suites. Attendees will have a chance to network with some of the local organizations and groups including DuPage Women's Network, Dynamic Link, eWomen Network, League of Women Voters, North Shore Professional Women's Association, Northwest Suburban NOW/Code Pink, Optimal Level, Palatine BPW, and Single Working Women's Affiliate Network (SWWAN). "We are still accepting sponsorships by local women-owned businesses," Blake said.

Participating organization and groups have their information listed at on the WOMEN Expo's website at


To attend the Expo at the Embassy Suites, Schaumburg, register online at . Tickets are $30 per person. You will need to pay with a credit card or via PayPal. "If you wish to pay at the door, please send your name, address, phone & email to so we may add you to our attendee list," Blake said. "They also leave their information on a 24-hr voice mail - 847-622-4366." Credit cards are accepted in advance via their website, check or cash on the night of the event.


Thursday, October 18, 2007

People Just Want to Make Friends

Today, I realized that people really just want to make friends, but are afraid to be rejected, so we create organization, associations and civic clubs. We sign our children up in sports and other types of activities.

That is how a majority of us make friends through those types of venues. Should it only be that way? Shouldn't we start a friendship based on a smile?

The realistic answer is you can't always because of the way the world is today, but I do believe that one day it could be possible.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Make a Difference!

Today is the day where bloggers from around the world unite to talk about one of the most important issues in the world: the environment. Each blogger may focus on different aspects on the environment as part of Blog Action Day. Talking about the environment may overwhelm many due to the largeness of our Earth. But it doesn't have to be. What you do locally, has an impact globally.

Here are some ways that you can help save the environment:

1. Recycle. Today you can recycle paper, boxes, bags, aluminium, plus many more things.

2. Turn off lights when rooms are not in use. That helps save electricity which helps save the environment.

3. Don't buy Styrofoam because that takes longer to dissolve in the earth.

4. Don't throw batteries away. There are proper ways to dispose batteries.

5. Carpool when you can.

A good article to check out is Ways You Can Help the Environment. Remember, each person can make a difference.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Tell Your Senators to Increase Education Funding in 2008

More Funds Needed in 2008: Contact Your Senators Now

The 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill (S. 1710) is scheduled to go before the Senate next week, possibly as soon as Tuesday. This bill provides federal funds for education, but not enough.

The Senate bill...

includes an overall education funding increase of $2.6 billion—4.3 percent more than the 2007 funding level.

is $1.6 billion less that the funding bill passed by the House, which provides an increase of $4.2 billion, or 7.4 percent more than the previous year.
At a time when schools need more resources and support, the Senate bill falls short on vital funding increases, especially for teacher quality programs.

Please contact your Senators and urge them to support amendments that would increase education funding to reflect the numbers provided in the House-passed bill.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Chicago School of Psychology and Psychology Education

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, also known as the Chicago School, is the largest graduate school specialized in professional psychology education advancement. The Chicago School is recognized by the National Council of School and Programs of Professional Psychology for being stupendous and distinctive institution by offering distinguished service, outstanding advocacy, and contribution to cultural diversity.

Due to dedication of advancing professional psychology education, The Chicago School now offers a distance learning program through online allowing skilled professionals the “greatest possible convenience and accessibility.” Students will be able to access online wherever they may be in the world, and also technology support is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Under an advisory board of community and professional leaders, certificates are also available for students to pursue.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s master’s degree programs are intended for the skilled and working professionals to apply psychology in different fields of life, such as health care, education, business and the legal system, thus allowing students to earn a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. “Master’s degree programs created by The Chicago School are built on the deep understanding of human behavior and the practical application of that knowledge.” Graduates of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will be prepared with knowledge and expertise taught by some of the most outstanding and caring faculty with extensive expertise. Students will be able to apply their knowledge in their working fields and lives, thus creating a more successful and thriving environment for many.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in the field of psychology education. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology will offer students top quality education to be applied in the working world.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a member of the North Central Association, The Higher Learning Commission and Council of Higher Education Association. For those interested in learning about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, or to apply online, go to

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Muslim Women Speak Series

This is the first event in the 2007 Muslim Women Speak series sponsored by the Women & Gender Studies and Religious Studies programs and the Office of the Academic Dean.

For more information, contact: Dr. Debra Majeed, at (608) 363-2318;

Oct. 2, 2007
Richardson Auditorium 7 P.M.
“Equality & The Inalienable Rights of Muslim Women”
Farzana Hassan, President of the Muslim Canadian Congress

Oct. 6: “The Nature of Dress,” a panel of local Muslim women,
1-2 P.M., WAC, South Lounge

Oct. 9: “The Cultures of Muslims in America,”
Dr. Aminah McCloud, Director of the Islamic
World Studies Program, DePaul University,
7 P.M., Richard Auditorium

Oct 23: “The Activist Call of Muslim Women,”
Laila Muhammad, Executive Director,
Ash-Shamsiyyah, The Umbrella Domestic Family Service;
and Sahirah Muhammad, International President,
International League of Muslim Women,
7 P.M., Richardson Auditorium

This is awesome!