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Concern about Siamak Pourzand

first_img Iran recently escaped condemnation by the UN Human Rights Commission for the first time in 19 years. RSF is concerned however about the plight of journalist Siamak Pourzand (picture), who is gravely ill in prison. After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News News Although several imprisoned journalists have been released on bail in recent weeks, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) said today it was greatly concerned about another, 71-year-old Siamak Pourzand (voir photo), who is ill and whose family has not had news of him for several weeks. RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard meanwhile said he was “outraged” at the “perverse” failure to condemn Iran for the first time in 19 years at the just-ended UN Human Rights Commission meeting in Geneva. “Everyone knows the regime abuses freedom of expression on a daily basis,” he said.Twelve journalists are in jail in Iran, making the country the main prison for media workers in the Middle East. RSF has placed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the official Guide of the Islamic Republic, on its worldwide list of predators of press freedom. Pourzand’s family has not had news of him since his sister visited him at the Amaken detention centre, near Teheran, in early March, when he seemed very ill. On 8 March, he phoned his daughter in the United States to confirm that his trial for subversion had begun two days earlier. He added: “You can count me as dead from now on.”He told the government daily newspaper Iran that he accepted all the charges against him and that he had no defence. RSF said at the time it was worried about psychological pressure to make him confess. The trial verdict is expected shortly.Pourzand was seized by security police on 29 November last year. The authorities said nothing about his disappearance and during his first four months in a secret place of detention, he had no access to a lawyer or medical care. As head of Teheran’s artistic and cultural centre, he was also a cultural commentator for several reformist newspapers that have since been shut down. June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Iran News News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Help by sharing this information Organisation Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa April 23, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about Siamak Pourzand RSF_en to go furtherlast_img read more

Fall & Winter Fashion Need Not Be Frigid & Frosty

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Top of the News center_img Business News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Fashion & Style Fall & Winter Fashion Need Not Be Frigid & Frosty Fall and winter conjures images of frosty and bleak landscapes. But despite the prevailing theme, fall and winter fashion need not be the same. It can be cool and wonderfully lush too. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 6:21 pm When it comes to fall and winter fashions, many think of dull black and white colors in bulky, unassuming outerwear. But as is the case in most things in life, it need not be.OSKA has just released its Fall/Winter Collection and one look at what’s in store, you can tell that the days of dreary, icy fashion are gone.Consider the following:Why go out in dull black when you can go wonderful white with OSKA’s Blouse Dacina? Wonderfully simple and feminine, playful but restrained, the blouse is made of sporty blouse poplin with a collarless neckline. Front panels point to subtle highlights with a button panel that are slightly rounded to give a hint of rebelliousness.If white blouses aren’t your style, then you can go for the Pullover Ella. A simple and elegant pullover made from fine silk-cashmere blend, this piece can be worn throughout the entire season. Basic and versatile, this pullover can go with almost anything, giving you flexibility in a season that’s full of frigidity.For something brighter, you can’t go wrong with OSKA’s Dress Dalida. Made with flowing viscose-poplin, this dress looks almost like a tunic and can brighten up even the gloomiest of autumn and winter days. With a varied layering that all women will enjoy, the dress’ seams are quilted and has sophisticated folds to give the wearer additional space for comfort.In cold weather, one cannot brave the elements with blouses, pullovers or dresses alone. Why not add a stylish and elegant Jacket Davina Leather to warm up? Made of dyed lambskin, this OSKA jacket has a casual and straight cut with a striking collar that can be positioned in varied and versatile ways. A zipper closes the jacket with a snap button at the top to give maximum protection from the elements, and two pockets to keep your hands warm make this jacket a comfortable piece for whatever winter throws at you.Don’t forget to keep your head warm and dry too. With OSKA’s Cap Danique you can keep your top safe and snug while looking absolutely fabulous. Made of high-quality boiled wool in exclusive colors, this cap is fun to wear throughout the season. Rain or snow, the Cap Danique will protect you against the elements with a bit of fun with a dash of color.Finally, for that snug feeling, wrap your freezing neck in a delicate cashmere blend Scarf Elin to keep you warm and toasty. Available in exclusive colors, this scarf is flattering both indoors and out and is the perfect piece to round out your winter look.These and more Fall/Winter pieces can be found at OSKA’s new season collection. So if you tire of the same dull and dreary looks whenever the winter winds come a’ blowing, OSKA adds a dash of color and style to help you weather the frost.For more information about OSKA and to see the full Fall/Winter Collection, visit http://www.oska-pasadena.com. You can also call (626) 432-1729 for more details.OSKA Pasadena is located at 13 Douglas Alley, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sundays, the store is open from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Reports of sexual assault in military jump 10%

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The number of sexual assaults in the military reported by victims increased to 6,769 in 2017, a 10 percent increase over the numbers for 2016 and the largest percentage increase in four years, the Pentagon said Monday.Pentagon officials have often cited increases in the number of reports by victims as an indicator of greater awareness of the care and responses available to victims in the military. But Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, charged “accountability for sexual assault offenders is going down.”According to the numbers released Monday, the number of victims reporting sexual assaults rose to a record high of 6,769 in 2017, up 10 percent from 6,172 in 2016.It is a sharp increase from the 1.5 percent increase reported in 2016.Each of the military services saw large increases in the number of reports of sexual assaults from the previous year with the Marine Corps reporting the largest spike, a 14.7 percent increase in 2017. The Army reported an increase of 8.4 percent, the Navy 9.3 percent and the Air Force a 9.2 percent increase in reporting.“More service members than ever are making the courageous decision to report their experiences and to receive restorative care,” said Elizabeth Van Winkle, the executive director of the Office of Force Resiliency for the Department of Defense.“While the progress we’ve seen provides some comfort, we neither take it for granted nor are we are under any illusions that our work is done,” Van Winkle added. “In fact, we see this progress as cautionary and recognize one of the greatest threats to progress is complacency.”Defense officials correlated the increased number of reports with better information about the medical care and legal options available to military victims of sexual assault.This year’s spike in victim reports was likely attributed “to people hearing their commanders or leadership talking about how important this is, that no one should have to tolerate sexual assault,” said Nathan Galbreath, the deputy director of the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO).Every two years the Pentagon conducts a survey that estimates the prevalence of sexual assaults in the military. The 2016 survey estimated there were 14,900 sexual assaults in 2016, down from the 20,300 reported in the 2014 survey.Defense officials said that the next survey to be conducted later this year should put in context whether the increased numbers reflect progress within DOD’s efforts to counter sexual assault.“We are cautiously optimistic that the increase in servicemembers reporting their experiences reflect a growing trust in the system and the resources available to them,” said Elizabeth Van Winkle.But she also cautioned, “we await the 2018 survey to assess if this is, instead, a reflection of an increase in crime.”Military victims of sexual assault are allowed to file their reports openly in what are known as unrestricted reports, that can lead to prosecution, or confidentially through restricted reports where the victim receives medical care but does not trigger an investigation.Victims can switch the status from restricted to unrestricted at any time.And according to the Pentagon’s latest statistics, switching status appears to be happening with greater frequency as 24 percent of restricted reports in 2017 were converted to unrestricted reports.Ten percent of the total number sexual assaults involved victims reporting sexual assaults prior to their having joined the military. The Defense Department’s annual sexual assault statistics include reports from victims currently serving in the military, as well as service members who may have been the victim of a sexual assault prior to entering military service.A frequent critic of the Pentagon’s efforts to reduce sexual assault, Sen. Gillibrand criticized the decrease in the percentage of cases that actually went to trial or ended in convictions.“This SAPRO report released by DoD today shows that more sexual predators are getting off the hook and fewer survivors are getting the justice they deserved,” said Gillibrand. “While reports might be up, accountability for sexual assault offenders is going down.”Nathan Galbreath speculated that the decrease in cases proceeding to trial was due to a combination of factors, namely that some of the reported incidents lacked sufficient evidence to proceed to trial.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USA Gymnastics CEO resigns amid fallout from Larry Nassar abuse scandal

first_imgSeptember 4, 2018 /Sports News – National USA Gymnastics CEO resigns amid fallout from Larry Nassar abuse scandal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The fallout from the Larry Nassar scandal continued Tuesday when USA Gymnastics announced the resignation of its embattled CEO Kerry Perry, who sparked a firestorm by hiring a coach who had supported the Olympic doctor turned serial sex-abuser for a key position with the organization.“On behalf of the Board of USA Gymnastics, I want to thank Kerry for her leadership under very difficult circumstances,” Karen Golz, chair of the USA Gymnastics board of directors, said in a statement Tuesday morning.Perry had served as CEO for just nine months, a tenure marked by a series of missteps over the handling of the Nassar case and criticism from victims abused by the former physician over Perry’s lack of transparency about how the organization planned to protect athletes going forward.Perry did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Nassar, who also worked for decades as a sports physician at Michigan State University, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting numerous athletes under the guise of medical treatment. In January, a Michigan judge sentenced Nassar more than 175 years in prison, calling Nassar’s choice to assault scores of girls and women under the pretense that he was treating them “precise, calculated, manipulative, devious and despicable.”In her statement Tuesday, Golz referenced the abuse scandal and said the organization “has been in the midst of a difficult and painful transition to ensure that the safety and interests of our athletes remain at the heart of our mission.”“In the wake of horrific events that have impacted our athletes and the entire gymnastics community, USA Gymnastics has made progress in stabilizing itself and setting a new path to ensure that the safety and interest of our athletes remain at the heart of our mission,” Goltz said in another statement from the group’s board of directors Tuesday.Perry’s resignation came just days after she hired Mary Lee Tracy as USA Gymnastics’ women’s elite development coordinator. Tracy is a longtime gymnastics coach who had voiced support for Nassar after he was arrested in 2016 on sex-abuse charges.Three days after she was hired, Tracy was forced to resign after triggering an uproar from Nassar abuse victims, including Olympic gold medal winner Aly Raisman.“USA Gymnastics has appointed someone who, in my view, supported Nassar, victim-shamed survivors, & has shown no willingness to learn from the past,” Raisman tweeted last week, referring to Tracy.Tracy then seemed to compounded her problems by attempting to contact Raisman. In a Facebook post, Tracy wrote she tried to contact Raisman to apologize and express “hope we could work together to make our sports better and learn from all the mistakes of the past.” She said she was never informed that she was not permitted to speak to Raisman or any of the Nassar victims.In a statement, USA Gymnastics said Tracy was asked to resign for “inappropriately [contacting] a survivor, who is also a represented plaintiff, in response to that survivor’s public criticism of her.”In a statement to ABC News on Wednesday, Tracy said she was “encouraged” by the news of Perry’s resignation and the board’s decision to seek new leadership.“Kerry Perry, despite her best intentions, was not suited to lead the association during these difficult times,” Tracy said in her statement. “I hope a new leader will be chosen who has a proven record of managing a major sports organization. It’s time to make a fresh start in American gymnastics, one in which the gymnastics community, including survivors, come together.“Athletes in our sport display strength and grace,” Tracy added. “Such qualities are needed now more than ever. I call upon all who love gymnastics to come together with a compassionate spirit and work together to rebuild our relationships and our gymnastics association.”Perry’s job performance was also panned last week by Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who knocked Perry for her lack of communication over the steps USA Gymnastics was taking to create a safe environment for athletes.“Hopefully, it’s going in the right direction, but nobody can know until Kerry Perry speaks up. It’s kind of hard,” Biles said after winning her fifth U.S. Gymnastics Championships all-around title in Boston last month. Biles is one of the hundreds of athletes abused by Nassar.Perry was hired by USA Gymnastics to replace Steve Penny, who resigned as CEO in March 2017 after being named as a defendant and described as a Nassar enabler in several lawsuits filed by Nassar’s victims.Perry’s stint as CEO got off to a rocky start after she was criticized for appearing to prioritize saving USA Gymnastics’ endorsement contracts with Nike and other high-profile corporate sponsors over reforming the organization to protect athletes in the wake of the Nassar case.Golz said the USA Gymnastics board is forming a committee to search for Perry’s replacement.“The committee has been charged with finding a leader who can help the organization build on the progress to date and achieve the fundamental cultural changes necessary to move the sport forward,” Golz added in her statement.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

USC pulls away in 2nd half to beat Utah 64-46

first_imgJanuary 2, 2021 /Sports News – Local USC pulls away in 2nd half to beat Utah 64-46 Tags: Pac-12/USC Trojans/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — Tahj Eaddy scored 18 points and Southern California pulled away in the second half to beat Utah 64-46.The Trojans (6-2, 1-1 Pac-12) earned their first league win of the season after losing to Colorado and having two other Pac-12 games postponed because of COVID-19.Drew Peterson added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Trojans. Isaiah White scored 12 points before fouling out and Chevez Goodwin had 11 points despite four fouls.Utah (4-3, 1-2) was led by Ian Martinez with 10 points, the only Ute in double figures. The Utes were limited to 28% field-goal shooting Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

Lecturer – Supply Chain & Logistics Technology – (ADJ000023)

first_imgThe Supply Chain & Logistics Technology (SCLT) degree programoffers a broad array of career paths with global opportunities. Weprepare students by offering three basic academic tracks.1. Operations provides knowledge for a domestic and internationalcareer in sales, marketing and operations2. Systems Management provides a technology oriented focus with astrong analytical approach designed to achieve optimum solutions tocomplex supply chain/logistics problems.3. Global Logistic provides in depth analysis in internationallogistics and its role in the supply chain with a focus on maritimeattributes and activities.The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars. Occasionally SCLT has openings for part-timeLecturers to teach courses throughout the academic year. Interestedand qualified candidates are invited to apply to temporary,part-times positions. Lecturer appointments are made on a semesterbasis. Please indicate the course that you are interested inteaching:SCLT 2362 Introduction of Logistics TechnologySCLT 3376 Global Trade IntermediariesSCLT 2380 Distribution ChannelsSCLT 3375 Maritime OperationsSCLT 3384 Logistics Tech & ProcessesSCLT 3340 Geography for GSCSCLT 3385 Trans Economics & PolicySCLT 3381 Industrial/Consumer SalesSCLT 3387 ProcurementSCLT 4389 Practicum in SCLTSCLT 3389 Transportation LawSCLT 4387 Financial Evaluation for SCMSCLT 4312 Inventory & Materials HandlingSCLT 4380 Quality SystemsThe University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :MS Degree in Supply Chain or Business for a closely related fieldwith relevant industrial experience required. PhD degree ispreferred.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Director of Testing & Accommodative Services

first_imgRequired Qualifications***Please upload a minimum of 7 PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES,including work and cell/home phone numbers, as an additionaldocument***The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a master’sdegree in a related field.The individual must have a minimum of seven (7) years ofprogressively responsible experience in Testing, AccommodativeServices, or a similar field within Higher Education.The successful candidate will have a minimum of five (5) yearsof supervisory experience.Career experience should have demonstrated progressiveresponsibility in the areas of Accommodative Services or Testingadministration. Description/Job SummaryReporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Directorof Testing and Accommodative Services (TAS) is responsible formanaging daily operations, services, and staff. TAS administersplacement testing, academic departmental exams and assessments,oversight of proctored testing for students with approvedaccommodations, certification testing, and revenue-generatingexams. The director is also responsible for providingadministrative oversight and coordination of legally mandatedservices and specialized support in accordance with Americans withDisabilities Act (ADA), Sections 504 and 508, and the Americanswith Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) for students with awide range of disabilities. The Director works in collaborationwith BCCC faculty, staff, and external partners to meet the needsof a variety of constituents by providing services that comply withBaltimore City Community College (BCCC) policies and procedures,state and federal regulations, and the requirements of contractedtesting services for the BCCC Community.The Director of TAS serves as a member of the Student AffairsLeadership Team (SALT), contributes to Strategic EnrollmentManagement (SEM) planning, and is responsible for theimplementation, integrity, and successful execution of testingpolicies, procedures, and guidelines. Further, the director worksin collaboration with various campus entities such as Admissions,The Student Success Center, Information Technology, the Division ofAcademic Affairs, Workforce Development and Adult Basic Education,and others. The Director of TAS must be well versed in ensuringquality customer service and delivery of proper testing to adiverse student population. The department participates instrategic initiatives to support enrollment goals, overseeingquality assurance activities, and sharing responsibility in workingwith an integrated student information system.Responsibilities/DutiesManages daily operations, including scheduling, proctoring,tracking data, and maintaining computers within the testingcenter;Provides oversight of intake of requests for accommodations anddata regarding students registering with accommodativeservices;Supervises, trains, schedules, and evaluates all departmentalstaff including the Testing Center Specialist, TAS Coordinator, andall proctors;Develops relationships, maintains partnerships, serves as leadtesting administrator, and ensures compliance with externalagencies, institutions, and businesses regarding testing;Provides consultative assistance, training and/or technicalassistance to the campus community on issues and policies relatedto testing and disabilities, including increased awareness and bestpractices;Provides students with orientation to accommodative serviceswithin the College environment by providing information onservices, resources, rights, responsibilities, and channels forrequesting and acquiring assistance;Delivers disability-related, counseling, support, guidance, andadvocacy to students with disabilities in their transition andadjustment to BCCC;Develops, reviews, and recommends policies to ensure compliancewith federal regulations and provisions of the Americans withDisabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) and Section 504 of theRehabilitation Act of 1973;Maintains an effective case management system for students withapproved accommodations including case tracking, review, andanalysis;Responsible for the acquisition, maintenance, and coordinationof the use of adaptive equipment, technology, and software;Maintains the department’s website and presence on the studentportal;Ensures the College’s alignment with best practices in testing,disability services, national testing associations, and stateaffinity groups;Serves as the ADA Coordinator and compliance officer forsection 504 with respect to student complaint and campusaccommodations;Serves as liaison to faculty and administration in all areas oftesting.Oversees the budget of the department;Ensures BCCC’s compliance with testing standards set by MiddleStates, MHEC/MD legislation, Family Educational Rights and PrivacyAct (FERPA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines,National College Testing Association (NCTA) standards, and MarylandCollege Testing Association (MCTA) standards;Models and trains staff to provide high-quality customerservice, effective testing administration, test score summaries,accommodative services, and academic support for diversepopulations of faculty, college administrators, students, paidcustomers, and visitors;Provides information and resources about accommodativeservices, testing procedures, related BCCC policies, andtest-taking preparation for the college community and thepublic;Serves as a campus resource for the interpretation andassistance with implementation of the Americans with DisabilitiesAct (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act, and other disability-relatedtopics to faculty, staff, and administrators;Collects and analyzes customer satisfaction, usage, placement,outcomes assessment, and related data to improve Testing Centerservices;Collaborates with IT to assure the proper maintenance,viability, and functioning of technologies needed to administer,report, and monitor testing services;Provides or arranges for the provision of/or supervises theproduction of textbooks in alternative formats;Collaborates with the Vice President of Student Affairs,faculty, staff, and external stakeholders to share data and applyacademic placement policies and procedures to enhance studentintake experiences, success, persistence, and completion;Serves as a subject matter expert in academic placement testingand college readiness on college, statewide, and other relatedcommittees.Presents contracts/partnerships with external businesses,community leaders, and testing companies to support the testingneeds of BCCC and generate supplemental college revenue;Manages the collection, security, and accounting of fees andcontract revenue collected by the Testing Center;Performs other duties as assigned.last_img read more

Director of Engaged Learning and Assessment

first_imgQualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter ofinterest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, ifapplicable.Supplemental InformationIn addition to the completed application, candidates must submit alist of three professional references (at least one from a previousemployer) that includes names and contact information. Review ofapplication materials will begin ASAP and will continue until theposition is filled. No phone calls, please.Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment OpportunityEmployer. Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Five (5) plus years ofexperience in higher education administration.Experience in leading institution-wide teaching and learninginitiativesExperience in leading inter-institutional initiativesExperience in program evaluation and assessment, especially inrelation to regional accreditation, specialized accreditation, andgrant-seeking processesDemonstrated success in working with faculty, staff, andstudents in diverse academic and co-curricular contextsDemonstrated record of scholarship in areas related to theteaching and learning process.Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background checkand drug testing. Qualifications: Design, develop, activate, and operate a center devoted toteaching and learning, including, but not limited to, distanceeducation, at Florida Memorial University, and serve as thedirector of the center;Seek and secure funding to provide ongoing and sustainablesupport for the center;Oversee the daily operations, budget, staff, development, andprogramming associated with the center;Use evidence-informed decision-making to assess the range ofprograms that support the educational development of individualfaculty and academic leaders across the academic lifespan andappointment types;Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to work towardgoals that align with the mission, vision, and values of theinstitution;Collaborate with faculty and administrators on the developmentand delivery of innovative programs that support the work ofindividuals involved in the teaching and learning process;Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators to supportinstitutional and discipline-based accreditation;provide leadership and consultation on the assessment ofstudent learning outcomes at all levels, and lead the institutionin providing structures to support the scholarship of teaching andlearning.The omission of specific duties does not preclude thesupervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to theposition. A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU’s existingacademic success. The Director of Engaged Learning and Assessmentprovides leadership for the implementation of institution-wideinitiatives related to teaching and learning, educationaldevelopment, and assessment, and support for faculty in teachingand grant writing.Essential Functions:A champion of student-centered learning, the Director provides asupportive and collaborative environment to promote facultyteaching, research, and scholarship; and works with unit heads todevelop a strong assessment process in support of the University’smission, vision, and strategic plan. The successful candidate willa record of accomplishment that demonstrates innovative and dynamicleadership in higher education and faculty development, a strongknowledge of accreditation and assessment, and experience indistance education. The University seeks a Director that has thevision, skills, and disposition to build a robust and effectiveCenter for Engaged Learning and Assessment at Florida MemorialUniversity. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated understanding of current best practices related toeducational development, pedagogy, and trends in highereducation.Ability to develop cross-campus relationships that allow forconnecting faculty members to appropriate resources that willsupport their overall success in the institution.Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and problem-solvingskills, including the ability to maintain collaborative andconfidential relationships.Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated success withproject management.Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidentialnature in the utmost professional manner.Effective analytical and decision-making skills . Excellentcommunication (oral and written), organizational, and timemanagement skills . Effective interpersonal skills and ability towork with diverse constituents .Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environmentis extremely important as well as dependability.Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative,resourcefulness, and personal accountability.Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects ofaverage-weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walkingfor more than four (4) hours per day.Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA),those functions of the job which are identified as essential arerequired to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions willbe given careful consideration.last_img read more

Vectren Customers Urged To Evaluate Billing And Payment Options

first_img Winter Rules Expire March 15;Vectren Customers Urged To Evaluate Billing And Payment OptionsEvansville, Ind. – As the end of the winter heating season approaches, Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana (Vectren) wants to remind customers that the regulatory moratorium, which prevents energy companies from disconnecting customers who meet low-income guidelines and have received federal and state utility heating assistance, will expire on Wednesday, March 15.Customers who have received a disconnect notice or need bill payment assistance are urged to contact Vectren online at Vectren.com using the Live Chat feature or call 1-800-227-1376 to make payment arrangements and avoid potential disconnection.“The heating season thus far – November through February – has been more than 20% warmer than normal and has helped minimize spikes in energy bills this winter,” said Brad Ellsworth, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana – South. “Regardless, we know some customers may still be experiencing financial hardship or have found themselves behind on bill payments, and we want to remind them of the programs, resources and payment options in place to help manage costs.”Choose from the following free Vectren billing and payment options as well as energy efficiency programs:Payment Arrangement: Customers who are having difficulty paying bills in full can request a payment arrangement to fulfill the obligation in smaller increments over a set period of time. Eligible customers can request a payment arrangement by calling 1-800-227-1376.Energy Assistance Program (EAP): State and federal utility assistance dollars are still available for income-eligible customers. Those that fall below 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines (about $36,450 for a family of four), should visit their local community action agency to sign up for EAP. Visit www.incap.org or call 1-800-382-9895 to locate the local community action agency.Universal Service Program: Natural gas customers who qualify for EAP will be automatically enrolled in the Universal Service Program (USP). The USP provides a discount on natural gas bills of eligible low-income customers from December through May, although discounts are not applied retroactively.· Energy Efficiency Resources: Vectren has a wide offering of energy efficiency programs for customers, which can be found at www.vectren.com/saveenergy. Customers are also encouraged to apply for all residential (home ownership or rental) weatherization programs, including programs available through community action agencies.Budget Bill customers are also reminded to review their bill statements for the actual balance. Because the late summer and fall months of 2016 were warmer than normal, electric air conditioning was used more, and that placed some Budget Bill customers behind. Vectren South Budget Bills are re-calculated in May 2017, and any outstanding balance will be included in the re-calculation. Please contact Vectren if you have any concerns about your actual balance and how that may affect your Budget Bill re-calculation this springFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Jeremy Jordan & Original Cast Will Reunite for Newsies

first_imgKara Lindsay and Jeremy Jordan(Photo: Deen van Meer) View Comments It’s official! The rumors were true and Newsies will make its worldwide cinema debut in early 2017, starring Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as Jack Kelly. It’s all thanks to those folks over at Disney Theatrical Productions teaming up with Fathom Events.Those joining Jordan from the original Broadway cast include Kara Lindsay as Katherine, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, with North American tour stars Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer and Aisha de Haas as Medda Larkin. Additional cast from the Broadway and North American tour ensemble will also return.Jordan and the returning original Broadway cast members will join the cast of the North American tour for one performance only, which will be filmed on September 11 at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in front of an invited audience.Featuring a Tony-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, Newsies follows Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.The musical is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work. The score includes such songs as “Santa Fe,” “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Once and for All.”last_img read more