Archive for August, 2008

Hurricane Gustav

Greetings, As of this writing, Hurricane Gustav has now strengthened to a Category Hurricane Three Hurricane and is approaching Cuba. The projected path of Gustav predicts that Gustav may potentially make landfall in the southern Gulf Coast by Tuesday morning. The path, and strength, are somewhat unpredictable. Three years ago, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf […]

Tropical Storm leaves havoc for emergency management

Greetings – the following comment is from Dr. Marian Mosser. She is the newest member of our blog team. Tropical Storm Fay Gone but Not Forgotten On August 16, 2008, the State of Florida was declared to be under the threat of Tropical Storm Fay by the National Hurricane Center, Miami, Florida. The Hurricane Center […]

Quality Matters Recognition

Recently, the Capella University Public Safety program within the School of Human Services entire program was certified as meeting Quality Matters standards. Quality Matters is a peer-reviewed process consisted of experienced and trained online professors that review online courses to ensure that the course is student-centered and that the course material, technology, and delivery are […]

Quality Matters at Capella University

I was pleased to learn last week that our public safety program received program level approval from Quality Matters. Adopting the Quality Matters program is one of the ways in which the Public Safety program at Capella University is leading the definition of excellence and quality in online education for the public safety professions. Military, […]

I-35 Bridge Collapse One Year On

Last year on this date at approximately 6:05 PM Central Standard Time, the I-35W Bridge connecting downtown Minneapolis collapsed and plunged into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people. There are several memorials planned throughout the Minneapolis area to commemorate the anniversary. We wrote several blog entries on this topic on this topic. Anniversaries of major […]

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Dr. Steven Barthelmeus
Program Chair,
Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics program, Capella University
Picture of Shelly Gill, a contributor to Capella's public safety blog.
Dr. Shelly Gill
Adjunct Instructor, Capella University
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Dr. Joseph Pascarella
Core Faculty Member, Capella University
Picture of Dr. Jeffrey Rush, author of Capella's public safety news blog.
Dr. Jeffrey Rush
Asst. Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Dept. of Public Management and Criminal Justice, Austin Peay State University
Picture of Dr. Michael Kemp, author of Capella's public safety news blog.
Dr. Michael Kemp
Chair, Emergency Management, Capella University
Melissa Beasley
Captain, Florence Alabama Police Department
Darryl Jones
Capella University Learner and Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire
Dr. Laura Pettler
Investigator for Prosecutorial District Twenty A of North Carolina
Mark Rubin
Capella University Learner
Mark S. Warnick
Capella University Learner, Retired Asst. Fire Chief


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