May 12, 2021
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first_imgInterdisciplinary teaching and research perspective withwell-defined research goals. Willingness to engage in serviceopportunities commensurate with career maturity. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Cover LetterStatement of Research Unofficial TranscriptsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyCurriculum VitaeReferences Preferred Qualifications: Job SummaryThe Department of Marine and Earth Sciences at Florida Gulf CoastUniversity seeks candidates with research interests in moderncoastal geomorphology for an Assistant Professor position startingin Fall 2021. Research interests may include coastal sedimentology,coastal geomorphology, and landscape evolution. Applicants willdemonstrate expertise in geomorphology and coastal zone dynamics byempirical, remote sensing, or numerical modeling techniques, andpossess fluency in coastal engineering and management. Thissuccessful candidate will collaborate with faculty and communitymembers participating in the Southwest Florida Regional ResiliencyCompact, which focuses on resilience to sea level rise andstorminess. Excellence in oral and written communication isrequired. You will teach at both the undergraduate and graduatelevel as applicable. Courses may include Physical Geology,Environmental Geology, Coastal Geomorphology, Geomorphology andCoastal Zone Management.You will be involved in course and/or curriculum development;conduct research/scholarship; participate on College and Universitycommittees and/or initiatives; and perform other duties asassigned.Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive universitydedicated to quality education, research, and service. All facultyare expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changingprofessional needs; be committed to innovative delivery ofinstruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed toeffective use of technology including distance learning; producepeer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College,University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the maincampus or at off-campus sites within our region.Job DescriptionTypical duties include but are not limited to: Ph.D. in Geology or equivalent, or related area from aregionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.Must meet the University and College criteria for theappointment to the level of Assistant Professor.ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7,2021. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at aLecturer level on a fixed contract. Experience with and commitment to the use of instructionaltechnology, a willingness to cultivate an interdisciplinaryperspective; and a demonstrated commitment to professionaldevelopment.Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distancelearning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating bothwithin and outside the University in the development and deliveryof instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must valuecontinued scholarship and service to the school anduniversity.Ability to contribute effectively and collegially to apositive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for a diversestudent population. The position is listed as “open until filled”, howeverapplications received by Tuesday December 15, 2020 will receivepriority consideration.Salary is $56,000.00 – NegotiableFGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer. Additional Job DescriptionRequired Qualifications: Special Instructions to Applicants:Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basisavailable August 2021.Because applications and materials are subject to public review andretention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT sendexamples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so.Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks,slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BERETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need tosubmit specific additional materials. Such materials will becomethe property of FGCU.Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be availablefor public review upon request.Required Application Materials: Plans and teaches courses in assigned course.Prepares syllabi, instruction materials, coordinates lectures,tests, and evaluates.Maintains highest possible standards of classroominstruction.Keeps abreast of new information and developments in field ofinstruction.Actively serves on university committees.Actively participates in institutional meetings.Maintains professional skills through regular professionaldevelopment, and other activities appropriate to higher educationfaculty.Assists with the development of curriculum.Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor Additional Materials (the application will ask you to upload anyadditional required documents from the job posting.) The followingare the additional that should be uploaded in thatsection:last_img read more

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first_imgBy Seth FlemingTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Indiana is making a variety of resources available to improve safety to the state’s schools from supplying hand-held metal detectors to providing on-site shooter training.Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a statement that hand-held metal detectors will be available to any school that wants them at the cost of the state.“Controlling what comes into our school buildings is just one important part of keeping our schools safe,” Holcomb said. “These handheld metal detectors could make a substantial difference.”The handheld metal detector program began July 9 and is administered jointly by the Indiana State Police and Department of Administration. One state-funded metal detector is available for every 250 students at the request of any public, charter or accredited non-public school. Schools can place orders through the IDOA website: www.in.gov/idoa/3134.htm.Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security has received 390 applications from schools across the state for funding to help them beef up security.As a result of the surplus $5 million set aside by the Indiana General Assembly, all schools that met grant requirements will receive funding. More than $14 million in total will available for safety equipment, school resource officers, and threat assessment.The legislature also:Created a fund for schools which makes $35 million in low-interest loans available to Indiana schools for reallocation toward school safety protocols;Made an additional $5 million for support of school safety grants that had been approved by Indiana Department of Homeland Security;And dedicated $1 million to support audits for school safety plans throughout Indiana.In addition, every school corporation in Indiana must have a school safety specialist and each individual school must have a safety plan.Also, Indiana State Police offers schools training for active shooter situations along with assisting in the development of school safety plans. Schools can schedule training through ISP website.ISP Capt. David Bursten said the school shooter training is tailored to the school’s needs and to help students and staff understand their options so they survive the event.FOOTNOTE: Seth Fleming is a reporter with TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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first_imgObituary Of Mel M. Justak Mel M. Justak, 70, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019.Born in East Chicago, Indiana in 1949, he attended University of Detroit and served as president of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity for two years. Mel was a longtime local business leader as an owner operator of several McDonald’s franchises – opening his first store at Princeton, Indiana in 1975 at age 26 and built a successful career that spanned more than 40 years.Being civic minded in his professional endeavors was always central to him through limitless sports team sponsorships and donating his time, talent, and treasure to various causes and organizations.Throughout his life, family was his first priority and brought him his greatest joy-none more than his devoted wife, Anna and their four children.In his retirement, Mr. Justak continued his mission of giving back by serving on the Parish Council for Annunciation Parish in Evansville. He also loved spending time with grandchildren, taking family vacations, and continuing his lifelong love of cheering for the Chicago Cubs and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.Loving husband of Anna for 47 years and father to Mel Jr. (Catherine), Anthony (Jenelle), Marlena (Robert Sauer), and Matthew (Mallory), proud grandfather to Abigail, Emily, Madeline, Samuel Justak, Jack Justak, Randall and Gianna Sauer and Jemmie Justak and a brother to Gary (Karen) and Mikel (Karen).Friends may visit from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 E Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711, where a memorial service will be held at 7:30 PM.Friends may also visit from 10:00 AM until a Mass of the Resurrection beginning at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Annunciation Parish Christ the King Campus, 3010 E Chandler Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, with Father Alex Zenthoefer celebrating. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King School at Annunciation Parish, 3010 E. Chandler Ave. Evansville, IN 47714 or Reitz Memorial High School, 1500 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare When contacted by the CCO about the book Wallace said “My time in Evansville served to clarify where I needed to be to serve as a catalyst for positive technological change. I  hope that my time in Evansville served to move the ball forward, but after 10 years it was time to return to California.  I keep up with Evansville and value the friendships that I made while there.  I always have and always will wish prosperity for Vanderburgh County and the City of Evansville.” Joe Wallace was notified on April 12 that his first book “Living Outside the Box” had been approved for publication on Amazon.CVEP CEO Joe Wallace, the former Editor of the City-County Observer and the founding CEO of GAGE officially published his book “Living Outside the Box” on Friday, April 12, 2019.  Within 24 hours Wallace’s book was named the #1 New Release in the Green Business Category and was occupying the #4 and #7 sales spots in the categories assigned to it.Wallace served the City-County Observer for 5 years on an everyday basis and has contributed articles to other area publications. From time to time he continues to write articles for publication in the CCO on important local topics.  Wallace has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Desert Sun, the New York Times, USA Today and many periodicals pertaining to technology and economic development.  “Living Outside the Box” is his first book.Wallace’s book had its origins in a meeting at Innovation Pointe where another meeting to think outside the box was rebuffed by Wallace as an exercise in futility since such meetings never resulted in any action.“Living Outside the Box” is a call to action beyond the cliche’ of thinking outside the box that typically ends without any action being taken. To change the world takes fearless actions and this book is the guide to how to live your life and change the world for the better.The book begins with a chapter called “When the Earth was Flat” where the evolution of accepted knowledge is reviewed to set the stage for the deliberate ways to live to have a high level of positive impact.From eternal awareness, visioning, artfully exposing shortcomings, recognizing and connecting important things, and executing plans with action, “Living Outside the Box is a field guide for people who aspire to be impactful.  Finally, a chapter describes how innovation hubs were established in the greater Palm Springs region that has begun to put together a variety of technology businesses.  Joe describes how CVEP took on the role of being the keepers of the long term vision and actions to take now to achieve those visions.  In the last chapter, Wallace selects six people who have literally changed the world by living outside the box.Book signings are being arranged by the City-County Observer for mid-May when Wallace will be in Evansville in route to the Future of Everything conference in New York City where the leading thinkers and implementers of the nation gather annually to discuss the future of the world.center_img Mr. Wallace will be in Evansville for a book signing event on May 18th.  Details are forthcoming.The following link is to Amazon where the paperback is available.https://www.amazon.com/dp/1092964894Living Outside the Box is available as an ebook on the following link.https://www.amazon.com/Living-Outside-Box-outside-courage-ebook/dp/B07Q52GR4H/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=living+outside+the+box&qid=1555081625&s=books&sr=1-4last_img read more

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first_imgThe Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will host its second International Children’s Film Festival at the Evansville Museum on February 18th and 19th.  Four films, two each day, will be shown in the Koch Immersive Theater, and sampling of international food will be available. The first film starts at 10:30 a.m., and the second film at 12:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  All films will be presented in English.For more information please contact the Arts Council at (812) 422-2111, or by emailing [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img

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first_imgA new qualification will allow 14- to 19-year-olds to study voca-tional courses in food and drink, including bakery, while still in school and college.The Diploma in Manufacturing and Product Design (MPD), which is being introduced in 28 areas around England from September, will allow students to gain accredited qualifications in subjects ranging from food safety to craft bakery as an alternative to studying GCSEs or A-Levels.These qualifications, known as Additional and Specialist Learning (ASL), will complement the study of core principles relevant to all manufacturing sectors. In bakery, options include ABC courses, such as a Level 1 Certificate in Cake Decoration, a Level 2 Certificate in Pastry and Patisserie and a Level 3 Diploma for Pastry Chefs and Patissiers.Other relevant options include City & Guilds Awards and Certificates in Food Manufacture, Royal Society for Public Health food safety qualifications, and AQA AS and A-Levels in Food Technology. To qualify for the Diploma, students must complete at least three ASLs.As well as college courses, students will learn through work experience placements and classes in schools led by teachers, with contributions from industry.Derek Jones, who has led the development of the Diploma in MPD on behalf of food and drink sector skills council Improve, said: “The Diploma in MPD is a response to the long-standing complaint from industry that young people are leaving education without the practical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace. The core topics cover product design, materials science, production systems and business and management, and it also pays close attention to ’employability’ skills such as communication, numeracy and ICT.”A spokesperson for Improve called on bakery companies to get involved. “Employer involvement is crucial to the success of the Diploma. Bakery companies of all sizes are urged to join local consortia of schools and colleges to offer expert guidance and first-hand knowledge to the teaching of the Diploma.”Employers can get involved by giving talks to students, hosting site visits, and helping set project topics, as well as keeping teachers up to speed with industry trends.last_img read more

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first_imgThe funding will go towards in-country projects across Africa, focusing on: DFID will work with governments to get laws in place banning FGM; work with religious leaders to call for an end to FGM and dispel the myth that it is a religious practice – a major barrier in many countries; and support doctors, midwives and nurses to help end FGM and care for survivors.This approach has already seen significant success in Sudan, where prevalence of FGM is high (at 87%) but thanks to projects supported by UK aid, social acceptance of FGM is falling. Six out of 18 states have passed legislation against FGM and the Sudanese Midwifery Council has brought in new rules to ban midwives from carrying out FGM. Further support will go to UK aid’s trailblazing programme in Sudan where data from community-led programmes shows social acceptance of FGM has fallen an estimated 18% in the last two years.A five-year UK aid funded programme will also support in-country projects across Africa focusing on prevention, protection, education and legislation to stop FGM. It will do this by training advocates and leaders to talk to women, men, girls and boys in their communities about FGM. The programme will also educate people about the impact FGM has on young girls, through workshops, dramas and community discussion groups. It will also call on communities to no longer carry out the practice.Since 2013, DFID-supported programmes have helped: changing attitudes and the abandonment of FGM, by supporting projects working directly with communities; supporting grassroots activists and youth initiatives with small-grants to lead change within their communities and hold governments to account in their own countries; working with the United Nations and governments to get laws in place banning FGM where they are still needed; supporting doctors, midwives and nurses to help end FGM and care for survivors. A total of £15 million will go towards expanding DFID’s trailblazing programme in Sudan. ‘Saleema’, a project run by UNICEF, has helped to reduce social acceptance of FGM by an estimated 18% in the last two years. More than 8,000 communities, representing 24.5 million people, pledge to abandon FGM. The Gambia, Nigeria, Mauritania to make the practice illegal, and have supported Burkina Faso, Egypt and Uganda to strengthen their laws. More than three million girls and women receive FGM protection and care services. FGM is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut. It can seriously harm the health of women and girls. It is a practice that is thousands of years old which continues to be performed in many parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The UK has made the largest ever donor investment to help end the devastating and harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030.International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt today (Friday 23 November) announced a new UK aid package to support the African-led movement to end FGM and provide better protections for vulnerable girls in some of the world’s poorest countries. The announcement comes ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Sunday.UK aid will provide an extra £50 million – the biggest single investment worldwide to date by any international donor – to tackle this issue across the most affected countries in Africa.Evidence shows that the work of the grassroots activists and survivors, who have built the largest-ever movement to end FGM, has had results. Thousands of communities across Africa are abandoning the practice, and many countries now have legal frameworks in place and provide women and girls with protection and care services.That is why UK aid will support community programmes and grassroots campaigners in African countries to carry out work in the community, support women’s organisations and girls’ clubs in schools where they can discuss the issue in safe spaces.This will help change the perception of FGM, and boost the push to end the practice by 2030. Whereas previously FGM was seen as an unquestioned norm, it is increasingly viewed as a harmful practice.International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: Notes to editors ENDScenter_img General media queries (24 hours) If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible. Somewhere in the world, every seven seconds, a girl is at risk of FGM. Inspirational, courageous African women are leading efforts to end the practice in their own countries, and thanks to them, more communities are starting to abandon the practice. But progress is at a critical juncture and we must work to protect the millions of girls that are still at risk of being cut. We also can’t end FGM in the UK without ending it globally. I am proud UK aid is supporting the growing Africa-led movement against FGM and empowering women and girls in some of the world’s poorest countries to stand against the practice. Together, we can build a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for every child. Email [email protected] Telephone 020 7023 0600 DFID will provide up to £50 million in UK aid to help put an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030.last_img read more

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first_imgThe key to real-world success is understanding data, according to David Kane, a preceptor in statistical methods and mathematics in the Department of Government.Kane, a former officer in the U.S. Marines who spent more than two decades as a quantitative finance expert on Wall Street, says his class, “Gov. 1005: Data,” lays groundwork for absolutely any career.“Being able to work with data is of growing importance in today’s world, especially for entry-level positions in elite occupations,” he said. “There is no better way, for example, to get a job on the staff of a U.S. senator than demonstrated skill in working with data associated with polling, fundraising, and policy issues.”The class, new to Harvard’s curriculum, helps students understand the foundation of data, building proficiency in data analysis, interpretation, and application. Using John William Waterhouse’s 1891 oil painting “Ulysses and the Sirens” as the central metaphor, Kane jokingly calls the class “Data science for philosophers.”“Ulysses and the Sirens,” John Williams Waterhouse; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Purchased 1891; © Public Domain“You are Ulysses. Thrinacia is a desirable internship/job next summer. The Sirens are the many distractions of the modern world. I am the rope,” he states in the class syllabus.But just what does “data science for philosophers” mean?First, the course is part of the Department of Government, which is full of political philosophers, Kane said. But more importantly, “Unlike 30 years ago, there is now an endless demand for data. It is the framework that builds models for marketing, politics, medicine, for just about everything,” he said.“The field is exponentially growing and there is cool stuff you can do with it, but we lack people who can work with it,” he said. “There’s no reason you can’t concentrate in humanities and in a semester pick up the set of skills that employers are most interested in: your willingness to know data.”An art history major who wants to run an art museum, or a student athlete who wants to be a professional football coach, or a future politician who wants to do more than answer the phone, Kane explained, can utilize skills gathering and organizing data to recognize and offer businesses what they need, and impact the end-user experience.The evolution of data science, which appeared naturally with the evolution of technology, helps businesses understand what consumers want and need. Data can show how consumers are using websites, their profiles, patterns that help determine things such as where to allocate money, how to craft relevant messages, and even decide business hours.For example, an art history major skilled in data analysis can help a museum curator learn what exhibits people view most, how long exhibits should run, or how to get the most out of the next fundraising event. A student passionate in politics can utilize data to model how the allocation of campaign expenditures can impact votes.“The ability to work with data will help you get a job in fields that are often hard to get a foothold in,” Kane said. The world is looking for more, and in particular it’s looking for more off the beaten trail.”Diab Eid ’20, a student in Kane’s “Ec 970: Sophomore Tutorial” this past spring, said the course challenged him to be a better writer, debater, data analyst, and reader.“Professor Kane allowed us to dig deep,” Eid said. “You feel like you’re really learning and mastering the concepts. I feel that I grew so much.”Angel Onuoha-Onyekuru ’20, said the sophomore tutorial helped him learn a depiction of the real world, and how to find strength during uncomfortable situations.“When I first heard about Professor Kane’s economics tutorial, he said it would be the most intellectually stimulating experience that I’ve had,” Onuoha-Onyekuru said. “I remember that so clearly because it was what ultimately made me decide to take the class. Little did I know just how life-changing the class would actually be.”Kane hopes students will make their way to “Gov. 1005: Data” during shopping week, when students can sample any class. “Data” has no lectures, and no math. Instead of proving results through mathematical formulas, the class works as a group on empirical analysis. The course culminates in an individual project that Kane said students will be eager to do not only because they can focus on what they are passionate about, but also because they can show the project to potential employers.“Data is such a critical part about government and people and power, it’s completely natural that the government department play a leadership role in bringing data science to Harvard,” he said. “Because politics and power and people are all about data.”last_img read more

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first_imgTopics : Abidin, another young farmer from Megapanda village in Sikka regency, appreciated the government’s KUR program. He echoed Gestianus, saying the funds should go to the hard-working farmers instead of new farmers who only wanted money.“I will certainly use it to develop my agriculture business,” Abidin said. “I’m currently only working on a rice field. With the microcredit, I will try to develop other plantations as well.”According to Statistics Indonesia’s (BPS) 2018 Inter-Census Agricultural Survey, there are 27.6 million farmers in Indonesia. Around 17.7 million are 45 years old and above, while only 9.77 million are below 45 years of age.However, the number of young farmers aged 25 and below has increased to 273,839 farmers from only 184,734 in 2013. (eyc) Young farmers in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), most of whom have developed their land from square-one, are hoping to have access to the government’s first subsidized microcredit program (KUR).The Agriculture Ministry has allocated Rp 1 trillion (US$69.7 million) in KUR to support agriculture and livestock development in the province. NTT agriculture agency head Yohanes Oktavianus said this was the first microcredit program for the province since its initiation in 2007.“The allocation for each regency depends on their respective planning. They are welcome to take as much as needed because there are no limits,” Yohanes told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. “Farmer communities can learn about entrepreneurship and become independent by utilizing these funds.” center_img NTT farmer Gestianus Sino, who was the Indonesian Young Agripreneur Ambassador in 2018, said the provincial agriculture agency should closely monitor the fund’s disbursement. The 36-year-old farmer is known for developing integrated agricultural land for organic produce with tens of millions of rupiah in monthly income.“I suggest these funds be given to farmers who are committed to developing their land,” he said.Read also: Radical overhaul of agricultural data-gathering methods in Asia-Pacific needed: ExpertsGestianus went on to say that farmers have formed farming groups as part of the funding programs. They later used the money to procure tractors, drills and other farming equipment. However, they did not continue farming after spending the money.last_img read more

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first_img The report claims Silva asks €10m net a year and it’s highly unlikely that President Rocco Commisso can compete for his signature. read also:Bayern close to new deals for Alaba, Neuer,Thiago The directors have proposed to return for further talks with Thiago Silva’s representatives in mid-August, hoping he is still looking for the right solution. The outlet writes that Fiorentina could be willing to pay €5.5m for his signature, almost half of what he has requested. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The newspaper claims Fiorentina have been eager to negotiate with the Brazilian centre-back and established contact with the Paris Saint-Germain defender, who is on an expiring contract. The former Milan star was first mentioned in links with the Viola by Sky Sport Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport follows up with more revelations today.Advertisementcenter_img Fiorentina have, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, taken a step back in their effort to sign Thiago Silva after learning about his salary demands.last_img read more

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