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The University of Iowa has named Melissa Shivers the next vice president for student life. Shivers has 20 years of experience serving students and is currently associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Lynn M. Morton
Lynn M. Morton, Ph.D., was recently named the eighth president of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. Morton is the first woman to hold the post and spent more than 25 years at Queens University of Charlotte before accepting her new position.



Commercial Furniture Line
Integra Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality seating and tables for commercial environments, introduces its Valayo Collection


Convertible Standing Desk
Whitney Brothers, a 113-year-old manufacturer of IIDA award-winning furniture for Early Childhood environments, introduced the first Convertible Standing Desk for preschool and kindergarten classroom environments

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Exploris School to Be Nation’s First Energy-Positive High-Rise
RALEIGH, N.C. — Although school started Aug. 14 at Exploris School — a Raleigh-based elementary and middle school spread over two campuses — the real excitement won’t begin until this time next year. 

Career & Technical Education Pushes New Construction Trend
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. — Earlier this month, the local school district of Belle Fourche convened a meeting to move forward on awarding a nearly $3 million bid for the construction of a proposed Career and Technical Education (CTE) building.


STEM-Centric Design Blooms in Minnesota Middle School Redesign
JORDAN, Minn. — More than students are going back to school at a Minnesota middle school, thanks to its recently implemented design innovations.

Louisiana State Welcomes Students Back with Lazy River
BATON ROUGE, La. — Universities across the country continue to compete to have the latest and greatest amenities in hopes of attracting potential students. 

Silicon Valley Moves Toward Inclusive School Playground Design
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Last June, the Board of Education in Palo Alto, expressed support for a staff proposal to apply for a $300,000 grant to build a playground that could better accommodate children with a range of physical and cognitive abilities at Addison Elementary School.


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