Sociology Faculty Adjunct – Shelton Campus

first_imgDescriptionThis recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for futurevacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacancies occurwith an expected hire for Spring Quarter 2020.Olympic College is seeking Part Time Adjunct faculty to teachSociology at its Shelton satellite campus. This position willprimarily perform face-to-face instruction and applicants will needto teach on the college campus in Shelton, Washington.Olympic College seeks applicants who are dedicated tostudent-centered learning, closing achievement gaps, supportdiversity, and social justice learning opportunities, and whoemploy data-informed decision making in their instruction.Click the “How to Apply” button for more information.last_img

Investiture Of Robert Dion As Newest Holder Of The Igleheart Chair In Political Science

first_imgThe University of Evansville has announced the upcoming investiture of Robert Dion as the newest holder of the Igleheart Chair in Political Science. The ceremony is planned for Saturday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Neu Chapel on the UE campus. It will be part of a weekend of academic celebrations that will also include the inauguration of the University’s new president, Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz.Dion is the chair of the Department of Law, Politics, and Society in the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences. He has taught American politics at the University since 2001. Before coming to UE, Dion held full-time teaching positions at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and at Wabash College. He earned his doctorate from Indiana University-Bloomington, for a dissertation focused on techniques of persuasive political communication. He also holds a master’s degree in American politics from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in French and political science from Wabash College.At the University of Evansville, Dion has received the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award and the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Award for Service, and he has been named a Global Scholar by the Institute for Global Enterprise. He serves as an associate researcher for the Observatoire sur les Etats-Unis at the University of Quebec in Montreal.Outside the classroom, Dion serves as the longtime chair of the Evansville Vanderburgh County Human Relations Commission and is a member of the Indiana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He is quoted regularly in news stories about political developments in Indiana or in the United States, and he has appeared frequently on radio and television news programs, including several French-language broadcast outlets.The Austin Igleheart Chair in Political Science is the culmination of a long relationship between the Igleheart family and the University of Evansville. John L. Igleheart supported bringing Moore’s Hill College to Evansville in 1919. In the late 1950s, the Igleheart’s son, Austin S. Igleheart, approached President Melvin Hyde about establishing a chair in government at Evansville College. The result was the establishment of the Igleheart Chair in Political Science, which was created to promote the study of government, particularly local government and political science. The chair is awarded to a faculty member who has demonstrated an understanding of the importance of teaching excellence in the field of political science. The chair is also responsible for promoting student internships and forums of interest to political science majors and the wider community.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Survey finds faculty satisfaction rate at 81 percent

first_imgThe vast majority of Harvard faculty report that they are satisfied with their positions here, according to the latest Faculty Climate Survey released today by the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity.The survey, which was conducted during the 2012-13 academic year, examined attitudes toward a host of work-life issues, including job satisfaction, department atmosphere, mentoring, and stress factors. Seventy-two percent of faculty participated.“A University is only as good as its faculty, and we want Harvard to be the best place on Earth to be a faculty member,” said Judith D. Singer, senior vice provost for faculty development and diversity and James Bryant Conant Professor of Education. “We very much want to use these results to ensure that they feel this is an environment that fosters their best work, and understand how Harvard can improve the quality of life for our faculty.”Job satisfaction. Overall, 81 percent of faculty report being satisfied with their jobs, a rate that is comparable, and in some cases higher, than those of faculty at many peer institutions. Among the areas in which Harvard faculty report the highest levels of satisfaction are the quality of library content and services, the quality of students, opportunities to innovate in their teaching, and the quality of Harvard staff.There was no area in which a majority of faculty members expressed dissatisfaction. Still, among their top complaints were time available for scholarly work, support for securing grants, funds available for conferences and travel, committee and administrative loads, and availability of teaching assistants.Department and School atmosphere. The University has made strides in several areas since the last faculty climate survey in 2007. For example, significantly higher percentages of faculty now report that their department (or School) is a good fit (81 percent vs. 71 percent), that it creates a collegial environment (71 percent vs. 65 percent), and that it accommodates family responsibilities (70 percent vs. 64 percent). Men and women are equally likely to report that they have a voice in decision-making. However, tenured women and underrepresented minority faculty report more often that they have to work harder to be perceived as legitimate scholars, and that they are excluded from an informal network. They are also more likely to disagree that their department or School makes equal efforts to recruit women and minority faculty.Mentoring. When the last faculty climate survey was conducted, half the assistant and associate professors had only an informal mentor, and 12 percent had no mentor at all. In response, many Harvard Schools instituted formal mentoring programs to help tenure-track faculty successfully navigate their careers. In the current survey, about two-thirds of the tenure-track faculty have a formal mentor and only 4 percent have no mentor at all. Equally important, satisfaction with the quality of mentoring has improved substantially, notably with no differences in satisfaction by gender.“Clearly, there is still work to be done,” Singer said. “But we are heading in the right direction.”Child care. Another issue revealed by the 2007 survey was insufficient options for high-quality, affordable child care. In response, the University renovated the child-care centers at Oxford Street and in Harvard Yard, increasing the number of on-campus slots available. Nearly half the faculty based in Cambridge and Allston who have children under 4 now use one of the Harvard-affiliated centers. A broad range of child-care programs have also been rolled out. Since its 2008 launch, the Ladder ACCESS program has provided nearly $5 million in child-care scholarships to ladder faculty, making it possible for faculty to afford high-quality care. The Dependent Care Fund makes it possible for faculty to bring dependents or child-care providers with them to conferences and on fieldwork trips. In 2012, the University launched the WATCH portal, an online hub that connects Harvard families who need help with Harvard community members who provide child care, pet sitting, tutoring, and odd jobs; it now has more than 2,000 active members.“Faculty can’t do their best work if they are worrying about basic needs like child care,” Singer said. “We’ve spent the past few years coming up with a variety of solutions to help families, and increasing numbers of faculty are taking advantage of them.”Some gender gaps remain. Despite progress toward gender equity, there remain many domains in which tenured women are the least satisfied and tenured men are the most satisfied, with tenure-track men and women falling in between. Women also report greater levels of personal stress than their male counterparts, particularly with issues like child care, care of an ill child, children’s schooling, and elder care. These differentials are not unique to Harvard, as similar patterns are found at peer Universities.“The data shows not just that women feel the most stress, but probably that they are the ones responding to the crises with their children and their parents,” said Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, who studies women’s achievement, career, and families.Although male and female faculty report working the same number of hours each week, women — especially those with children and either a working partner or no partner at all — report spending dramatically more time on household duties: 10 to 20 hours more per week. For example, these tenured women report spending a median of 20 hours a week on household responsibilities, in comparison to just 10 hours a week among tenured men in the same situation. This gender gap is twice as large among tenure-track faculty: women with children and either a working partner or no partner report spending a median of 40 hours a week on household responsibilities, while their male peers in the same situation report an average of just 20 hours a week.Goldin attributed that gap to increases in the number of female faculty, and also increasing numbers of female faculty having children.“This makes the work-life issue much more important at universities,” she said. “But it also reveals that more women believe they can handle both.”last_img read more

06 Frying tomatoes

first_imgA little roadside restaurant over in south Alabama would cause me to plant more tomatoes, especially for my wife.Why?Because they make a sandwich that’s out of this world. It’s a “Southern BLT.” It’s not just a BLT.It’s a BLT made with fried green tomatoes.I know about cholesterol and all of that stuff. But you do what you have to do occasionally, and you have to eat one of those “samwiches.”For fried green tomatoes, plant extra plants and harvest the fruit when they’re mature green and very firm. Almost all of the green tomatoes will have the same flavor, so you won’t have to worry, discuss or get upset over tomato flavor.No one really knows the origin of fried green tomatoes. But a movie from Georgia really put them on the national culinary map. And well it should.Almost any good Southern cook can tell you how to cook a perfect fried green tomato. Most will say “meal ’em and fry ’em.” However, some like to use a mixture of flour and meal, while others just use flour. Some cooks use an egg wash, while others use buttermilk. I’ve tried many recipes but have settled on the fine-ground fish coating made from corn flour. And I find I like it best along with a buttermilk/egg wash.One of my favorites is to put pesto on toasted garlic bread and top it with fried green tomatoes and soft cheese. Oh, the taste of the fried green tomatoes and basil-filled pesto! You just have to experience it.We Southerners can’t keep all of the good food to ourselves. With their short growing season, our northern gardening friends may very well need a recipe for fried green tomatoes. We can cut the cholesterol on some other dish. Volume XXVII Number 1 Page 6 By Wayne McLaurin Georgia Extension Servicelast_img read more

Georgetown claim title, ECD also victorious

first_imgBy Rajiv BisnauthGEORGETOWN emerged winners of the 2019 Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Inter-association Under-19 cricket tournament, after recording a 162-run victory over East Bank Demerara in the final round yesterday at the Wales Community Centre ground.It was a complete performance from the City team as they first managed a first-innings total of 207 all out. after they were asked to bat first. Thereafter their bowlers, led by Dequan Bamfield (4-20), put the final touches for the commanding victory.Alphius Bookie top-scored for Georgetown with 59 while Joel Spooner contributed an even 50, and Nkosi Beaton 24. Bowling for East Bank, off-spinner Aaron Beharry and Jamal Michael collected 3-21 and 24 runs respectively. Shadrock Baicon took 2-24.The run chase saw the East Bank batsmen fold for just 45 in 24 overs. Only Mavindra Dindyal with 15 managed a double figure. Spinners Daniel Mootoo and Joel Spooner supported Bamfield with figures of 2-7 and 2-0 respectively.Meanwhile, a combination of good bowling by the three-pronged East Coast Demerara spin-attack and some injudicious shot-making by the West Demerara batsmen saw the hosts whip their opponents by six wickets at the Lusignan Community Centre ground.On a wicket which offered some spin, off-spinner Andrew Samaroo, the former national Under-17 player, was the pick of the spinners, claiming 4-25. His counterparts, leg-spinner Hemnauth Dindyal had 3-21 and off-spinner Pradesh Ballkishun 2-15. Robin Williams, who is known for his wicket-keeping ability, took 1-2, with his medium pace.Asked to bat first, the visiting side were hardly emphatic with the bat, with four batsmen managing double figures. They were eventually bowled out for 120 in 43.5 overs with Ryan Seecharan top-scoring with 21. Satash Basdeo made 15 while Saieed Persaud and Joshua Rahaman contributed 13 runs apiece in a batting effort clearly lacking the ability to build partnerships.The run chase was relatively easy, with the hosts reaching 124-4 in just 28.2 overs. Ballkishun top-scored with an attractive 52 while Samaroo made 33. Daniel Roberts collected 2-21.Further, Chronicle Sport was informed that the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Inter-county tournament is scheduled to commence on Tuesday. An official sponsor for the tournament is yet to be decided.last_img read more

Avram Grant refuses to be drawn into Acquah, Jordan ‘sex tape’ wahala

first_imgBlack Stars head coach Avram Grant is refusing to be drawn into the conversation of the much-talked about saga between Afriyie Acquah and Jordan Ayew.Speaking exclusively to host of Asempa FM’s Sports Morning Show, Benedict “Moshoso”, the Israeli was of the view the matter was an internal affair. For the coach, any decision or action taken by him will not be discussed in the public domain.The former Chelsea manager however did not deny knowledge of the incident. “For me it is internal business, I will not discuss about this in public.”When quizzed about the possibility of dropping the pair, Avram was adamant on keeping his cards close to his chest.“How many people do we know in the rest room? I am sure everybody has different opinion so people can say whatever they want this is completely internal subject that I won’t discuss.”“It is not football!” The pair came into the limelight after Afriyie Acquah’s wife, Amanda, was allegedly heard on tape discussing her pre-marriage sexual escapades with Jordan Ayew as well as the perceived enmity between the son of Abedi Pele and her husband.The pair have however both been called up to the Black Stars team for the double header against Congo (friendly, September 1) and Rwanda (Afcon 2017 qualifier, September 5).–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

‘Over the moon’ and onto flower pot, Anderson into Open final

first_img“Here I am just nine months later after thinking I might have to undergo a year’s worth of hip surgery recovery so this means the world to me.”That was clear when he made his move to the flower pot and went into the stands to hug his crew, notably brother Greg, who helped nurture Anderson’s Grand Slam dream since childhood.“He has been with me since I started the game at 5 years old,” Anderson said. “We’ve played so many matches.”Share on: WhatsApp “I’m over the moon. I’m happy to have another shot.”Anderson, 31, admitted that he was stunned to have risen from 80th in the rankings in January when he appeared destined for hip surgery and a lost season in recovery.“It was very difficult at the end of last year. I was told I probably needed surgery on my hip,” Anderson said. Achieving his career dream, 32nd-ranked Anderson booked a Sunday final date against either world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain and Argentina’s 24th-seeded Juan Martin del Potro.“It has been a long road. This means the world to me,” Anderson said. “This is why we work so hard. It was an unbelievably tough match for me.“I was nervous at the start. I’m sure Pablo was as well. I really had to dig deep there.”center_img Incredible feeling to reach my 1st Grand Slam final, Kevin AndersonNew York, United States | AFP | Moments after qualifying for his first Grand Slam final, South Africa’s Kevin Anderson raced to hug his friends and family in the players’ box, standing on a large flower plot to reach them.His joy and enthusiasm were evident after his impressive 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in a US Open semi-final Friday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.“I really don’t know what to say right now,” Anderson said.“I don’t know if the team hug is the right thing to do for the finals but I felt it was the appropriate thing to do.”last_img read more

Chelsea, Ajax draw European thriller as Liverpool win and Barca stumble

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Jorginho scored two penalties as Chelsea came roaring back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with nine-man Ajax in a Champions League classic on Tuesday, while holders Liverpool claimed a narrow victory and a stuttering Barcelona were held.There was also a rousing comeback win for Borussia Dortmund over Inter Milan and a big success for Valencia, but the greatest drama came at Stamford Bridge.Ajax appeared to be heading for a stunning victory when Hakim Ziyech set up Donny van de Beek to put them 4-1 ahead 10 minutes into the second half.Before that, Jorginho quickly levelled from the spot after Tammy Abraham’s own goal gave the Dutch champions a second-minute lead, but a Quincy Promes header and a Kepa Arrizabalaga own goal made it 3-1 at the break.After conceding again, Cesar Azpilicueta poked in from close range for Chelsea to pull it back to 4-2, and then came the crazy moment midway through the second half which really gave them hope.In one fell swoop, Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi sent off Ajax’s Daley Blind and dismissed Joel Veltman for a second caution for a handball in the box seconds later. Jorginho then converted the resulting penalty.Teenager Reece James made it 4-4, and Chelsea thought they had gone in front when Azpilicueta fired in, but that goal was disallowed for an Abraham handball.“I can’t explain the game. For all the things we might analyse back, the madness of the game, we are here for entertainment I suppose and anyone who watched that has to say what a game of football. Respect to Ajax, what a spectacle,” Chelsea boss Frank Lampard told BT Sport.The result means Ajax, Chelsea and Valencia are level on seven points atop Group H, with the Spaniards coming from behind to beat Lille 4-1.Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen put Lille ahead at half-time, but Dani Parejo’s penalty restored parity and Valencia then scored three times in the last eight minutes.Adama Soumaoro’s own goal was followed by a stunning Geoffrey Kondogbia strike and a Ferran Torres effort. Lille are eliminated.– ‘Job done’ for Klopp –Liverpool won 4-1 in Genk two weeks ago and looked on course for another comfortable victory against the Belgians when Georginio Wijnaldum gave them the lead at Anfield.However, with manager Jurgen Klopp resting several players ahead of this weekend’s clash with Manchester City, the reigning European champions were pegged back.Tanzanian striker Mbwana Ally Samatta headed Genk level before the interval, and it took a fine strike by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to win the game. “The plan was to win the game and we did that, so job done,” admitted Klopp.Liverpool are top of Group E, a point above Napoli, who could have qualified for the last 16 with a win against Salzburg but were held to a 1-1 draw.– Haaland scores again –Erling Braut Haaland’s early penalty — the 19-year-old’s seventh Champions League goal this season — gave Salzburg the lead, before Hirving Lozano equalised.In Germany, Inter looked to be heading for a second straight win against Dortmund as they raced into a 2-0 half-time lead with Lautaro Martinez and Matias Vecino scoring.Yet Dortmund fought back in the second half to win the game as Achraf Hakimi grabbed a brace either side of a Julian Brandt goal.It is a result that leaves Dortmund second in Group F, three points ahead of Inter and one behind Barcelona, who are still top despite a 0-0 draw at home to Slavia Prague.– Messi denied –Lionel Messi almost scored one of his finest goals, hitting the woodwork at the end of an exhilarating run in the first half.Barcelona had not failed to score in a home Champions League group game in seven years and this result followed a shock weekend defeat at Levante.“We haven’t been convincing, either on Saturday or today, and we know there is a lot of pressure now on the team. We have to respond,” said coach Ernesto Valverde.RB Leipzig top Group G after goals by Diego Demme and Marcel Sabitzer gave the Germans a 2-0 win at Zenit Saint Petersburg.Lyon are two points behind them in second following a 3-1 defeat of Benfica.Joachim Andersen and Bertrand Traore scored for Lyon either side of a goal from Memphis Depay, who has now netted in all four Champions League games this season. Haris Seferovic scored for Benfica.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

RFH Crew Shines at Championship Regatta

first_imgThe RFH Crew Mens Senior 4-plus team (left to right) Jonathan Decelle, Matt Baumer, coxswain Jason Post, Chris Cerruti and Dughan Ahimovic, pictured with Head Coach Mike Owdij, have qualified to advance to the Scholastic Rowing Associa­tion of America National Championships Regatta later this month.The Rumson Fair Haven crew team entered six boats and 32 athletes from novice to varsity in the the Garden State Scholas­tic Championships at Cooper River Park, Pennsauken.The RFH Crew Mens Senior 4-plus turned in an impressive performance which qualified them to advance to the Scho­lastic Rowing Associa­tion of America National Championships Regatta.This is the second consecutive year that an RFH crew boat has qualified for the national championship.Crew athletes representing 39 high school clubs from 36 cities across New Jersey met on the Cooper River for the state regatta.The Mens Senior 4-plus team, crewed by Dughan Ahimovic, Matt Baumer, Chris Cerruti, Jonathan Decelle and coxed by Jason Post, had a stellar performance.The RFH Crew Varsity men finished second in their qualifying heat, posting the third fastest qualifying time of the day of 5:25:04 for the event.This crew has displayed power and endurance through­out the season taking first place at the North Jersey Championship Regatta held earlier this month.In the much anticipated Mens Varsity 4-plus final, the men rowed strong and finished in third place, earning a bronze medal, with a time of 5:24.30, third overall in the state, qualifying for a trip to the national championships regatta which will be held May 25-26 at the Cooper River Park.The RFH Crew Womens Senior 4-plus crewed by Tessa Liberi, Suzanne McHeffey, Hope Knochenhauer, Jacqueline Moser and coxed by Shannon Swikart finished second in the qualifying heat with a time of 6:22.28 to advance to the finals in an attempt to qualify for their second straight SRAA Championship appearance.   However, it was not to be on this day as the women rowed well but did not place in the top four, finishing seventh overall in the state with a time of 6:32.40.last_img read more

Concert Proceeds Donated to Sandy Relief Fund

first_imgAssemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini has accepted a contribution for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund from a Rumson Country Day School student who organized a benefit concert to raise money for the fund.Angelini, who filled in for New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie, praised the student, Max Kyrillos for his efforts to help those impacted by the storm.Max Kyrillos, a Rumson County Day School student, hands a facsimile check to Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-11th, for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Kyrillos organized a concert at his school to raise the money.“I am so impressed by such selfless acts of kindness and compassion from Max and everyone else that helped make this event such a success,” Angelini said. “The funds raised by this benefit concert will be incredibly useful in the efforts to restore our shore.”Kyrillos, who also performed in the concert as part of the band Stone Bullets, presented a check for $3,325 to the fund. Also performing at the May 17 concert were Going Under, Ardvark Smile and Pat Guadagno.“I applaud all the bands and students involved in making this benefit concert a success,” Mary Pat Christie said. “We are thankful to Max, the Rumson Country Day School and all those who generously donated to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Young people like Max are an inspiration to all New Jerseyans.”The Sandy Relief fund allocates resources to nonprofits and community organizations that are aiding in the rebuilding and recovery efforts of communities across New Jersey that were affected by the hurricane.last_img read more