Thursday, December 22, 2011

Welcome to the Swedish Institute's new web portal

Your Fall 2011 grades may be viewed through the student portal located at:


Your user name is:  full first name + full last name (all lower case and no spaces)
Your password is:   first initial + last initial + # + six digit id number (nine entries and all lower case)

Your email is:         full first name + full last name @ (all lower case and no spaces)
Security question:   What was the name of your first school?
Security answer:     swedish institute (all lower case with one space as noted)

You may then change your password and security question if you wish.
Once you are logged in, go to MY UTILITIES to see your grades.

Courses may appear out of order so please review all information carefully.  Grades are located in the section marked TRANSCRIPT.  Please check grades carefully as this is a new system.

If you think you notice an error, please contact the following people:

PDE (Professional Development)

Ellen Krueger (extension 316)
[email protected]

Off-Site I or III

Craig Kienzle (extension 404)
[email protected]

Off-Site II

Charles Pegg (extension 319)
[email protected]


Ericka Clinton (extension 135)
[email protected]

All other grades

Claudia Etienne (extension 110)
[email protected]

If you have any additonal questions or experience trouble logging in, do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail.

Jeff Namian

[email protected]

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Important Changes for Next Semester

At the end of this semester, Sunday December 18, 2011, website will be converted to handle SInews and Media only.

All student files previously located on can be accessed through Google Documents, using your account. (Note: This will not work with your personal Gmail accounts).

To access the documents please follow the link below and sign into your account. On the left hand side you will see a section called Collections Shared with Me. Click on Collections Shared with me and it will expand a "folder" called Student Files, keep expanding to see the different "folders" and documents".

Note, the first time you do this, it may take a while for Google to Synchronize the list of "folders" and documents, this is a normal Google behavior. Once it is synchronized fully, future updates should appear very quickly.

Important Links to remember:
Email -
Docs -
Calendar -
Moodle -

These links are available through our main website, and will be posted on the new website.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Congratulations to Michael Alicia, author and faculty member

Michael Alicia

Michael Alicia, LMT, faculty member of the Massage Therapy Program at Swedish Institute, has just published a book entitled The Massage Therapist's Handbook: A Practical Guide to the Business of Massage.

Mr. Alicia’s vision was to create a book that captured the practical wisdom that comes from experience and share it with professionals, whether they are just starting out or have spent years in the field. “The book is almost like a mentor for young therapists to turn to for guidance,” Mr. Alicia says, “but it is also a refreshing reminder for veteran therapists to reconnect with the simple focus of putting the client first and building their practice one client, one massage at a time.”

The Massage Therapist’s Handbook
The Massage Therapist’s Handbook looks at navigating the many decisions involved in starting and maintaining a massage therapy business. It explores basic questions such as: How do you get clients? What’s the secret to retaining clients? Should you advertise? What does the massage therapist need to do to stay healthy and balanced?

It also shares real-life stories from professional massage therapists with successful practices. “Throughout my years of teaching,” Mr. Alicia says, “I have found that students are always enthralled by discussions of my day-to-day experiences in starting and maintaining my practice. My real-life experiences of how I navigated through decisions—like how to advertise, how to set or raise my fees, how to maintain clear boundaries with clients—always hold their interest.”  This semester Mr. Alicia is teaching Swedish Massage I, Swedish Massage II and Introduction to Thai Massage.

The Swedish Institute community of faculty, staff, students and alumni congratulate Mr. Alicia on his accomplishment! The Massage Therapist’s Handbook is available at the Swedish Institute bookstore and online at AmazonBarnes and NobleiUniverse and Massage Space NYC.