Recipient of 2013 Pierre Galletti Award announced

By: Jonathan BennettEvery year, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) honors a deserving member of the medical or scientific field with the prestigious Pierre Galletti Award. This year, Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, the director of the National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has been named the recipient. The award, named after Pierre Galletti, a visionary in the biomedical engineering field, is given out annually to a respect...
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‘Twilight’ earns most Razzies

By: Tucker HarringtonMany fans of movies and the top name actors and actresses tuned into the 85th annual Academy Awards on February 24. However, those who prefer to dish on the worst in the industry might have been more excited to learn the fate of celebrities and films at the Razzie Awards, which took place on February 23.Good Morning America on ABC reports the awards, which honor the worst movies and actors in the previous year, made sure to get the most out of the &q...
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Learn the difference between employee recognition that works and praise that doesn’t

By: Jonathan BennettWhen it comes to running a successful office, there are many factors that come into play. From ensuring there is always coffee available to letting employees leave a bit early on holidays, in most instances people are willing to give more if their bosses do as well. One aspect of the workforce that has grown increasingly important over the years is employee recognition and ABC News recently discussed how businesses can make praise work and what i...
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Teachers: Boost class participation with crystal awards

By: Tucker HarringtonTeachers around the nation have the tough job of getting youngsters excited to learn. Though this task may seem daunting, making education fun may be key in piquing kids' interest in certain topics.A great way to improve morale in the classroom is by using games to entice kids to study. For example, instead of having pop quizzes, have the students get into teams and study certain topics. After a few days, run a "Jeopardy" style event, allow...
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Longstanding organization earns Non-Profit of the Year Award

By: Jonathan BennettNonprofit organizations in the Brandon, Florida, area, were recently up for one of the most prestigious recognition awards in the area. However, the Brandon Patch reports just one group was selected to earn the title as this year's Non-Profit of the Year Award recipient. The award, given out by the Community Roundtable during its 2013 Community Affairs Dinner, chose the GFWC Brandon Service League for the honor. Not only is the group deserving, i...
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Oscars bring the noise

By: Tucker HarringtonThe 85th annual Academy Awards took place on February 24 and a who's who of A-list celebrities were in attendance. USA Today reports first time host Seth McFarlane gained mixed reviews for his attempt, though overall, his flair for bringing the old times back was met with praise. Host with the most? McFarlane lost a few fans with his first number, an ode to breasts in movies and a joke regarding the tumultuous relationship between singers R...
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Young Professional Award recipient announced

By: Abigail RichardsThe recipient of the 2013 Athena Young Professional Award was recently announced, and the honor is going to Laura Frerichs. The News-Gazette reports Frerichs, 35, is the director of the University of Illinois Research Park and the chair of the board of directors of the Champaign County Economic Development Corp. Frerichs was nominated for the award by Laura Weiskopf Bleill and Sarah Zehr, last year's recipient of the prestigious award. Bleil...
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How to keep employees happy at work

By: Abigail RichardsTimes have certainly changed within the working world, as more employees have admitted they need to feel appreciated in their job in order to feel happy and fulfilled. Entrepreneur reports there are certain ways businesses can update their style now in an attempt to promote employee well-being. A great way to boost the good vibes in the office is for managers to let the people have a voice. Whether this is achieved by allowing workers to vot...
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How to use awards in the office

By: Tucker HarringtonSince most people spend at least five days a week at their job, it might be nice for employers to make the setting more inviting. There are many ways to boost morale and improve the mood in the workplace, and most reasons include recognizing the hard work of employees. Managers looking to try out a new rewards program may want to consider involving a custom trophy as a prize. With an honor in mind, managers will need to come up with certain categorie...
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Embrace employee recognition on all levels

By: Abigail RichardsBeing recognized for doing well in the workplace has grown increasingly important in recent years. Not only does expressing gratitude to employees help them feel appreciated, but it may also improve the worth ethic of the entire company. The Thriving Small Business reports there are plenty of ways for managers and business owners to boost company spirit, though two types of recognition stand out the most. Informal praise This type of recognition ...
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