Avicenna Institute Student News - August 3rd, 2014

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Need the Latest Welcome Letter?

If you are a student that enrolled before April 2014 you may want to look at the new welcome letter and make sure you are up to date with any changes HERE.

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Website Updates Feedback?

All the courses for the Naturopathic Healing Course and Unani Tibb Courses are now working on the new system. Let us know if you find anything that is not working as it should be. All the files should be very easy to view, play, load and download without linking to any external server or without any problems at all. Let us know what you think of the new system!

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LIVE Aromatherapy Lecture!

One of our teachers, Vanessa Nixon Klein, will be the speaker at our next live lecture. This lecture will take place:

August 10th 

2:00pm CST

There will be a viewing of the lecture "Medicinal and Aromatic Blending of Essential Oils". After the lecture there will be a live discussion and Vanessa will be on hand to answer any aromatherapy questions you may have. This lecture is free to all students of the Naturopathic Healing Course, Unani Tibb series or Aromatherapy Course. If you are not a student in one of those courses but would still like to attend the fee is only $25.00 for students. To register for this lecture please e-mail: CustomerService@TheBEarthInstitute.com. Or, if you need to make a payment for the lecture you can make a payment HERE. This payment automatically registers you for the course.

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Would You Like to Be a Mentor?

Students would love to be able to contact you! You do not need to be a naturopath or graduate of The Avicenna Institute to be a mentor. Students need mentoring opportunities in many fields. Please contact us if any of the following apply to you and you would like to be on the mentor list:

1. You have been part of this program for more than two years and would like to help guide new students through the process.

2. You are an aromatherapist, reflexologist, herbalist, massage therapist, or other natural health care professional.

3. You write a natural health focused BLOG, you write natural health focused articles for magazines or you sell natural health products (herbs, vitamins, aromatherapy oils, etc.)

4. You run a clinic or are a member of a clinic that would be open to having an assistant help (even with tasks like filing records or transcribing).

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Exams and Certificates

We received a couple e-mails from students who are missing exams this week. We will be re-sending any missing assignments this week. Part of the issue is that, if you are an older student, your link to access your materials has changed. We may need to send you a new link. Thank you for your patience.

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Need a Textbook?

If you enrolled as a student before December 1, 2013 physical text books were not available and did not come with the classes. Now that physical text books are being offered you don't have to miss out. You can still order them by clicking on the textbook picture to the left.

Due to travel textbook orders were delayed from a couple weeks ago. If you ordered a text book in the past two weeks you should be receiving it in about 7-10 days.

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Miss a Newsletter? 

Browse old student newsletters below...

June 27, 2014 - Student News: Website Updates Coming Soon

June 8, 2014 - Student News: New Aromatherapy Lecture Online

June 1, 2014 - Student News: Text Books

May 6, 2014 - Website Issue Alert - This May Affect You...

May 1, 2014 - How to Cite Sources in Your Papers

April 24, 2014 - Why Studying Might Give You More Time

March 29, 2014 - Certifications and Over the Counter Drugs

(Note: This is still active - we still need more feedback)

February 15, 2014 - Calling All Practitioners and Students Selling Natural Healing Items!

(Note: This is still active - we are still needing more submissions)

February 6th, 2014 - Improvements Being Made at The Avicenna Institute of Natural Healing

January 30, 2014 - Announcing Our NEW Student Newsletter! Important!

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Tips to Avoid "File Frustration"

* Remember you can always text us for immediate help. We can even send you file links by text. 

* We have set up everything on the site to be easy. If it is not something is wrong. Check the forum or text us to check for "known issues". It's sort of like calling my Internet company when the line is down. They always have an announcement on there if there is a "known issue" so that saves me time trying to figure out what is (not really wrong) with my modem.

* Be sure to check the forum. We made an announcement earlier today about the issue but a few people had not checked so they e-mailed us and were confused.

* Be sure to post for help on the forum. There is always someone on the forum and you will always get the quickest response there. If you e-mail us it may take up to half a day for a response to urgent issues and up to three days for a response to non-urgent e-mails.

* Be sure to use the help pages.

* When possible download files to your own computer or device for quick retrieval. The system we use is only intended as a "delivery system" anyway so to see the files correctly you have to download them anyway.

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Working to Make Your Experience Easier

The website was "down" for a few hours last week twice. We have had a webmaster working to fix the issues. At the same time he is working to make your experience better, as always! Keep in mind that if the website ever goes down or you experience any urgent issues the best ways to contact us quickly are: Facebook Instant Messenger and/or Text at: (571) 327-8495. If you contact us as soon as you see an issue we can usually solve it in under ten minutes.

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**Our old website required you renew access, with the new website you can request access without ever paying to renew that access – even if you want to access lessons you purchased ten years ago! If you received an automated message from our old website asking you to renew please delete that message and ignore it. There is also one exception to this rule – if you are one of the ten people who purchased year memberships during the short period of time we offered them please contact us for access options at: CustomerService@TheBEarthInstitute.com  - you still have access to many of your materials!

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