first_imgCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeUnofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from allinstitutions attended must be received prior to an offer beingextended)Three references with emails and current telephone numbers Job SummaryThe Department of Theatre at Columbus State University in Columbus,Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in theatreat the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester2021.ResponsibilitiesPrimary teaching responsibilities include beginning and advancedlevels of Acting courses within the BA and BSEd degree tracks, witha preferred expertise in African American Theatre History &Performance. Based on the candidate’s resume, other potentialteaching assignments include: Musical Theatre Performance, Actingfor the Camera, Audition Preparation, and Voice & Movement.Other duties include participating in shared departmentaladministrative tasks, such as recruitment and academic advising;maintaining a record of excellence in teaching and creativeendeavor; and providing ongoing service appropriate within theDepartment, College, and University.Required QualificationsRequired qualifications include a MFA or PhD in Theatre, a proventrack record of successful teaching in the area of undergraduatetheatre, strong communication skills and the ability to work in acollaborative department. A successful candidate will be anexperienced teacher, mentor, collaborator, and is expected to be anadvocate for the liberal arts curriculum in the Bachelor of Artsarea of study. Demonstrated success of innovative, inclusive, andinterdisciplinary teaching and/or artistry is strongly desired, asis evidence of creative work with culturally diverse and LGBTQ+populations.Required Documents to AttachReview of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position has been filled. Applications for part-time andfull-time faculty positions must include transcripts of allacademic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior tocampus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have theability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and SchoolsCommission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular aminimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. ColumbusState University is an Affirmative Action/Equal OpportunityEmployer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.Required Documents to Submit with Online Application: All applications and required documents must be submitted usingColumbus State University’s online employment site and a completepacket must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, anyinternational transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreigncredential evaluator prior to submission.Contact InformationIf you have any questions, please contact the Human ResourcesOffice at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected] of EmploymentA successful criminal background check will be required as acondition of employment.Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for thisposition.last_img read more

first_imgPosting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Position NumberF55660 Number of Months9 Grant funded position?No • Earned clinical ( OTD ) or research doctorate (ScD or PhD)• Ability to complement and expand existing expertise in theDepartment• Ability to teach occupation-based courses, with a focus on adultrehabilitation• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills• Experience or high potential for effectively and inclusivelyeducating and mentoring students from under-represented minorityand/or historically marginalized communities• Demonstrated experience or high potential for fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU• Licensure or eligibility for licensure as an occupationaltherapist in Virginia Working TitleAssistant Professor Proposed Hire Date07/01/2021 Type of SearchNational Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional DocumentsOther Document Open Until FilledYes Application Deadline Date01/25/2021 Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Quick Link Preferred Qualifications RankAssistant Professor Mission or Goal of Unit As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to furtherthe goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience.If interested, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter,diversity statement, and (under the “other documents” section) thenames and contact information of three professional references viaVCU eJobs at about the position should be directed to Dr. VirginiaChu, chair of the search committee, at [email protected]center_img Application Process/Additional Information Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible The primary responsibility is teaching, but will have service andscholarship expectations as well.Teaching:• Teach courses in the entry-level OTD program consistent withareas of knowledge and skill and department need.• Advise students and serve as Doctoral Capstone mentor.• Demonstrate advanced skill and judgment as an active team memberrelated to course design and development.• Deliver course content and provide timely evaluation ofstudents.Service:• Serve on department, school, and university committees and engagein other forms of university service.• Provide professional and community service in area ofexpertise.Research:• Engage in scholarly activity to enhance knowledge in occupationaltherapy. School/UnitCollege of Health Professions Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) seeks a faculty member toconduct high-impact research, provide teaching, and engage inservice to the Department of Occupational Therapy, within theCollege of Health Professions and VCU . The successful candidatewill help to grow a strong and diverse Department by anticipatingthe changes in occupational therapy providing the tools needed tosucceed in a dynamic environment. The primary mission of theDepartment of Occupational Therapy is the preparation of excellent,innovative, adaptable, and responsible occupational therapists asprofession leaders for the state and the nation. Is this employee on a H1B Visa? DepartmentOccupational Therapy • Prior teaching experience at the graduate OT educationlevel• Experience in adult physical rehabilitation Position Responsibilities Posted SalaryCommensurate with qualifications The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy at VCU is toadvance occupation-focused scholarship and practice throughintegrated education, research, and service.We make this happen through:• Preparing outstanding, evidence-based, client-centeredoccupational therapists to serve the state and nation.• Developing innovative and influential leaders who change policy,practice, and systems.• Responding to the occupational needs of the community• Creating new knowledge and promoting translationalapplications• Fostering cultural sensitivity, diversity, and inclusion offaculty, students, and staff Date Posted12/18/2020 Required Qualificationslast_img read more

first_imgAvid Records, Oxford’s last remaining vinyl record store, has been forced to close due to a large rent demand from Oxford City Council.The store has been a popular haunt with music lovers, and has been especially popular with students, for over two decades.The store was due to close in 2006 after it was hit with a backdated bill for £21,000. The owners were about to sell the lease and relocate to Bournemouth when the buyer pulled out, and fans have been able to continue to buy records, until now.One first year student at University College told Cherwell24 that it was a “shame”, as he had spent “many an hour” browsing Avid’s vast collections. He lamented the increase in illegally downloaded music via the internet and cited that as the reason why establishments like Avid are becoming all the rarer.However, it is not just students who will feel the loss of Avid Records. Liberal Democrat City Councillor, Patrick Murray, 27, has been visiting the shop for thirteen years and spoke to the Oxford Mail of his sadness at its closure.”It’s such a shame that Avid has closed – it’s been a real Oxford institution since I was a teenager and was my favourite shop.”The council is duty-bound to try to achieve the market rent for its properties, but we don’t want a situation where small traders who add character to the city are driven out because they are being asked for years of backdated rent.””I suppose times change and now if people want to buy vinyl, they will have to buy it over the Internet,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgPaul McCartney has announced five new U.S. performances, officially bringing his recently announced ‘Freshen Up’ Tour to the United States.McCartney’s first U.S. date will take place May 27th, at Raleigh, NC’s PNC Arena, marking the iconic musician’s first show in the City of Oaks in over a decade. McCartney will then head south to Greenville, SC’s Bon Secours Wellness Arena, marking his debut appearance in Greenville. Sir Paul will then take things to Lexington, KY’s Rupp Arena on June 1st before heading to Madison, WI’s Kohl Center on June 6th. The final show of the most recent announcement will take place June 11th at Moline, IL’s Taxslayer Center.Earlier this summer, Paul McCartney announced that he would embark on a run of 2018 concert dates dubbed The ‘Freshen Up’ Tour. The announcement included just four dates, all of which were set to take place in Canada this September. He also announced European shows later in the year, leaving a window in his schedule that many predicted would be filled by dates in the States.The ‘Freshen Up’ Tour will mark Sir Paul’s first series of live dates since the ‘One On One’ tour that played to some two million fans over the course of 2016 and 2017. The ‘Freshen Up’ tour will also be Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand-new studio album, Egypt Station, due out September 7th on Capitol Records.McCartney has a busy upcoming week, with appearances on The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday, September 5th, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the following night, September 6th.Tickets for the most recent ‘Freshen Up’ Tour dates announced go on sale Friday, September 7th, at 10 a.m. local time.See below for a list of North American tour dates. For more information, head to Paul McCartney’s website.Upcoming Paul McCartney ‘Freshen Up’ Tour datesSeptember 17: Quebec City, QC – the Videotron CentreSeptember 20: Montreal, QC – Bell CentreSeptember 28: Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS PlaceSeptember 30: Edmonton, AB – Rogers PlaceMay 27: Raleigh, NC – PNC ArenaMay 30: Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness ArenaJune 1: Lexington, KY – Rupp ArenaJune 6: Madison, WI – Kohl CenterJune 11: Moline, IL – Taxslayer CenterView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

first_imgIn the corporate world, employees leaving a job are asked to sit through a sometimes exhausting “exit interview” with HR about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we think it’s fun to check in with stars as they finish up a successful run. For over a year, Michael Urie has been trapped in a basement—Barbra Streisand’s basement, to be exact—in Jonathan Tolins’ one-man show Buyer & Cellar. After a year of playing every role in the hit comedy at the Barrow Street Theatre, he concludes his off-Broadway run on March 16. Before Urie brings the show to “people who need people” all across the country, he reflected on his “delightful, isolating and Babtastic” year. What are three words you would use to describe your experience at the job? Delightful. Isolating. Babtastic. View Comments Related Shows Employee name: Michael Urie Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 How did you feel when you first got the job? TERRIFIED! Of course, I was grateful too. I knew what a special piece of writing I was being given by Jonathan Tolins, and what a unique and perfect place and time David Van Asselt and the Rattlestick Theatre were providing. I knew the play would work, given the right presentation, and the Rattlestick was exactly the right kind of hip and edgy downtown theatre that we needed to share such a wholly original work. Thanks to Dan Shaheen and Ted Snowdon, we were in rehearsal within a month and I was sweating it out in front of a paying audience a mere three-and-a-half weeks later! What will you miss most about the job? Since I’m not finished with the play or the role(s) and I won’t have to say goodbye to the playwright, director, producers, nor hopefully the crew, I’d have to say the West Village. Working downtown is a dream, and getting to know the staffs of Barrow Street and Rattlestick, the restaurants, shops and quiet streets have been a true honor. I’ll miss the hood. What was the highlight of your time at this job? I will never tire of watching the audience’s faces as they catch on to the tale I’m spinning. Granted, some people have a frowny at-rest face, which can be interpreted by my insecure brain as any number of things. BUT, most people watch the play with a surprised look of joy, that is completely priceless and it never gets old. What advice would you give to future employees in your job position? Never go onstage grumpy! YouTube has a wealth of things to make one giggle last minute—and Sam the assistant stage manager has plenty of jokes. What was the hardest thing? Five-show weekends! Since June, I’ve been performing Friday nights, then twice on Saturday and twice on Sunday. Mondays are trying… Why are you leaving? I must tour! I’ve got a six-week hiatus before I bring the Cellar to Chicago, D.C. and L.A. So I need a break to rest up for new cities, new people and much bigger theatres! Buyer & Cellar What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? You gotta love telling a story, and have no problem looking people in the eye. There are 200 expectant souls out there every night waiting for you to wow them. They are the nervous ones, after all they know it’s a one man show (what if they hate the one man?!), they saw the sign out front that there’s no intermission (they’re stuck), and they know it’s 100 minutes! Luckily both Clancy O’Connor, my understudy who filled in during my vacation and Christopher Hanke, my successor, are both natural charmers. One flash of their pearly whites and all is well. What was the easiest thing about the job? It has been surprisingly easy to keep the play fresh, due in great part to the wonderful writing, but also my fabulous co-stars! Each performance, a group of 200 strangers come to the Barrow Street Theatre to hear me tell this story—their new and fresh take on what I’ve got to say has been exactly what I need to tell the story as if it’s never been told. How do you feel now that you’re leaving? After nearly 370 performances I’m trying to keep my eyes open. Not only because I’m very tired, but also because I’ve never experienced this kind of work before, this many performances and this much kindness from press/friends/patrons and I don’t want to miss a thing. Come March 17, I intend to close my eyes very tightly, and sleep for a few days. Or perhaps go on a silent retreat. How do you think you’ve grown during your time at this job? I’ve become very forgiving of myself. When you’re a part of an ensemble, playing one role with a smattering of scenes, it can be very easy to focus on the small stuff. When you’re the entire ensemble, and have to play all the parts in all the scenes, there are inevitably going to be any number of missteps a night, and there’s no time for mourning. A word burble or missed laugh that may have plagued me for the remainder of the night in past shows is easily left behind now, thanks to B&C. Star Files Michael Urielast_img read more

first_imgOn Wednesday, May 21, amid a flurry of anticipation at the Vermont Business EXPO opening ceremony, Governor James Douglas presented NRG Systems, Inc of Hinesburg with the Deane C. Davis Oustanding Business of the Year Award.Named after former Governor Deane C. Davis (1900-1990) and co-sponsored by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine, the award is given to the Vermont company that embraces the unshakeable values that Davis brought to his office: enhancing the economy and championing the environment with the help of business and satisfied employees.Now in its fourteenth year, the award is cloaked in secrecy, with three finalists hoping to hear their name at the moment the winner is announced. This year’s finalists include CVPS and The Vermont Teddy Bear Company in addition to the winning company, NRG Systems, Inc.In January 2003, Vermont Business Magazine named NRG Systems, Inc. the second fastest growing company in Vermont over the past ten years. For more than 20 years, NRG Systems, Inc., has served one of the world’s thriving industries: wind energy. With revenue growth of 1,166% since 1992, NRG continues to grow an average of 30% each year. In five years, sales are expected to reach $40 – $50 million through serving a diverse customer base comprised of electric utilities, wind farm developers, research institutes, government agencies, universities, and homeowners.On the homefront, NRG contributes to the Vermont economy by providing well-paying, high-skill jobs. NRG currently employs 35 people in its Hinesburg facility; in five years, its workforce is expected to grow to 90 individuals. A new 46,000 square foot corporate headquarters is planned. A model for sustainable businesses in Vermont, the building will be powered by renewable energy and will incorporate the latest technology in energy efficient design. Every day, NRG works with the goal “to manage a well-run, profitable company where employees feel good about coming to work.”Past Deane C. Davis Oustanding Business of the Year award winners include Wild Apple Graphics, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Cabot Creamery, and Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom.The award presentation kicked off EXPO, May 21 and May 22 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center. With nearly 3000 attendees, 200 exhibitors, and over two dozen business seminars and networking events, Northern New England’s largest business trade show is the annual reunion of the Vermont Business community. The theme of the 2003 EXPO was “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Excellence: Survive and Thrive in the Vermont Economy.”last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):RWE AG was the major winner in Germany’s first tender for shutting down hard coal-fired power plants, taking two-thirds of the compensation handed out by the government, as strong competition elsewhere drove average prices down to well below the maximum available.RWE and Vattenfall AB both secured contracts for closing two power plants each, while Uniper SE successfully bid one of its assets, according to results published Dec. 1 by Germany’s grid regulator, BNetzA.The auction was meant to secure the shutdown of 4,000 MW of hard coal capacity, but ended up awarding contracts to 4,788 MW, spread across 11 power plants. It was the first in a series of seven rounds that are supposed to whittle down a fleet of about 23,000 MW of hard coal plants still online in Germany. The country wants to phase out all coal generation by 2038.The first tender was significantly oversubscribed, BNetzA said, resulting in a volume-weighted average of just €66,259/MW — significantly below the €165,000/MW ceiling. Individual awards ranged from €6,047/MW to €150,000/MW.Overall, the low compensation bids are a sign of the unattractive economics of running coal power plants in Germany, after a year that saw production idled amid low demand caused by the lockdown. Coal operators have also had to contend with competition from cheap gas and high CO2 prices under the EU’s Emissions Trading System.In the first round, RWE was successful with its 764-MW Westfalen and 794-MW Ibbenbüren plants, while Vattenfall successfully bid the two blocks of its Hamburg Moorburg plant, which have a combined capacity of 1,600 MW. Although the mechanism is designed to prioritize the shutdown of plants with higher emissions, the awards include some of Germany’s most modern hard coal units: Moorburg has only been online since 2015 and RWE’s Westfalen went into operation in 2014.[Yannic Rack]More ($): RWE nets bulk of compensation in Germany’s first tender for coal plant closures First German coal closure auction oversubscribed as utilities look to exit uneconomic sectorlast_img read more

first_img continue reading » A former branch manager and loan officer was sentenced to two and half years in federal prison Tuesday by a U.S. District Court judge in Dothan, Ala.Federal Judge Myron H. Thompson also ordered Jennifer Leigh Arnette of Enterprise, Ala., to pay $1.4 million in restitution and serve three years of supervised release after her prison term.In July 2017, Arnette admitted to stealing from the $31.9 million IAM Community Credit Union in Enterprise.According to federal prosecutors, Arnette admitted she stole funds from the credit union’s cash account, a dead member’s account and unilaterally increased her personal loan without authorization. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgA large number of apartments built as part of the Incentive Housing (POS) project in Istria are rented as apartments, he writes Glas Istre. Unfortunately, this news is nothing new, everyone knows everything and it has been going on for years, but… always the one but in Lijepa naša.Thus, the project, which was conceived as a support to citizens in solving the housing issue, as one of the basic needs of life, has largely turned into something quite the opposite – to support citizens to get extra income. Namely, POS apartments were sold at better prices than the market ones and were not intended to be rented out to tourists. But there are no legal obstacles, so that is exactly what is happening.POS apartments are used exclusively to solve the housing issue, and not to generate additional income, taking away the advantage of those for whom that apartment would be the only real estate. And that is why everyone who rents POS apartments as apartments should be fined as well as automatically charged the full market amount for the apartment, because the basic housing issue has obviously been resolved. Even to finally introduce some order and a drastic solution to confiscate the apartment, so that the apartment is given to the family that has a real need to solve the housing issue. Because this way, all those who pay taxes and all obligations to the State turn out to be fools, and some individuals exploit the system with our money.Tenants are not even embarrassed to walk around the city, they even brag about how cheap they got to the apartment, says Gabrijela Đukes Bašić, a city councilor from Umag and a tenant in the POS building where 60 percent of apartments are used for rent to tenants or tourists. Voice of Istria.A particularly interesting example is from Umag, where one of the POS apartments in 154. brigade Hrvatske vojske Street is owned by the wife of the head of the Office of the Mayor of the City of Umag, Diego Banković. The Bankovics are renting an apartment to tourists and, it seems, are particularly sensitive in protecting the comfort of their guests to such an extent that a few days ago Diego Bankovic chased away the children of tenants playing in front of the building and threatened to call the police.One of the parents found himself in front of the building and opposed Banković by claiming that this was a POS building, not an apartment complex, and that all these children were tenants who had the right to gather in front of the building in which they lived. He added, as Glas Istre writes, that the goal of POS is to solve housing issues, mostly of young people, and not to bribe with purchased apartments, rent or turn them into cheap tourist apartments. To make matters more paradoxical, it is the same Banković, as a city official, who participates in determining the conditions, criteria and procedure for the purchase of apartments from the POS program.In the whole story, the question is whether the mentioned POS apartment, ie the apartment for rent to tourists, is registered in the eVisitor system or receives tourists illegally.last_img read more

first_imgThe epicenter of the global pandemic has shifted to the US from Italy. Still, the rise in new cases in Italy offered little encouragement for Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte as he seeks a tentative restart to commercial and public life. Conte, who has extended the country’s lockdown until May 3, held out the prospect of a gradual restart to normal life after that.In Spain, 619 people died from coronavirus in the past 24 hours. There were 4,167 new infections, a dip from the previous day and part of a broader decline in the number of new cases since the end of March.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday that the efforts by tens of millions of Spaniards to stay home during the past four weeks was helping to stall the spread of the virus.Some employees in Spain’s construction and heavy industries are preparing to go back to work on Monday as tougher restrictions that were in place for the last two weeks or so are lifted. Sanchez said the government would remain vigilant “to avoid a relapse – and put at risk all that we have accomplished together” by adhering to the confinement orders.“That’s why the lifting of the lockdown, which will begin no sooner than within two weeks, will be staggered and very cautious,” Sanchez said during televised remarks Sunday in Madrid.Meanwhile, China, where the virus originated, said on Sunday that more than half its 99 new cases were from passengers on a plane to Shanghai from Russia.Russia saw its cases rise to 15,770. Twenty-four people died, increasing Russia’s death toll to 130. In response, officials in Moscow, a city of 12.7 million residents, have pledged to tighten the lockdown in Russia’s capital city. Muscovites will now be required to receive permission to travel after voluntary restrictions failed to keep people off the streets.The outbreak in Russia is a growing concern for officials in neighboring China, where authorities appear to have tamed the pandemic within their own borders, allowing Beijing to pivot toward staving off imported cases. China only allows one inbound flight per week by foreign airlines but coronavirus infections have also entered China from the land border the country shares with Russia.Separately, Iran said on Sunday it will lift a ban on traveling between provinces as of April 20. Iranian officials have already begun to ease some social-distancing regulations on businesses in a bid to alleviate the virus’s toll on the economy, which was already hard-hit by sanctions. The death toll in Iran has risen to 4,357, with over 70,000 known cases.Topics : The ups and downs in the emergence of new coronavirus cases in Europe are complicating efforts to determine when lockdowns can safely be eased without the risk of a resurgence.Spain and Germany on Sunday reported that the number of new infections slowed. A day earlier, Italy reported its highest number of new cases in a week, while the death toll there climbed to about 20,000. In Spain, the number of fatalities rose after falling for three days, taking the total deaths to nearly 17,000.The volatility of the pandemic’s march in the world’s hardest-hit countries is making it difficult for authorities to give their citizens clarity about when lockdowns will be lifted, and what kind of restrictions will remain in place and for how long. The lockdowns are estimated to cost the global economy about $5 trillion and governments around the world are keen to safely resume economic activity to minimize unemployment and bankruptcies. Europe is likely to experience a more severe recession than the rest of the world and may not recover before next year, according to European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos.“In any case, 2021 will not be able to make up for all of the downturn in 2020,” Guindos said in an interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia and published on the ECB’s website.The pandemic has claimed more than 109,000 lives around the world, with Italy and the U.S. each counting about 20,000 deaths from the pathogen. Russia, which seemed to have avoided a significant outbreak, said the number of its new cases increased overnight by about a third to 2,186.The UK surpassed the threshold of 10,000 deaths Sunday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was released from hospital after spending three nights in intensive care, where he was given oxygen to help with his breathing. Johnson spent a week in the hospital after contracting COVID-19.last_img read more