Adjunct Faculty Position – Professional School Counseling

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first_imgBuena Vista University seeks adjunct instructors for onlinegraduate master-level courses in Professional School Counseling. APh.D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education or related area is required.Specific courses under consideration include: Theories ofCounseling, Assessment and Appraisal Techniques in Counseling,Program Evaluation and Consultation, Career Development andAssessment, Psychopathology and Psychological Disorders, andResearch Methods in Counseling. A background check will beconducted on the final candidate.If interested, submit letter of application, graduate schooltranscripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies requiredfor appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, and current vitawith the names of 4-6 references.Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans withDisabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.last_img read more

Student maintenance grants to be scrapped

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first_imgStudent maintenance grants are to be scrapped, the Chancellor George Osborne announced today in the first Conservative-only Budget since 1996.Under the Tories’ plans, maintenance grants, which are paid to students from low-income families, will be abolished from the 2016-17 academic year. The grants will be replaced by maintenance loans, which will begin to be paid back by students once they start earning over £21,000 per year. The maximum level of maintenance loan available will be raised to £8,200 under the new system.Under the current system, students with a household income of less than £25,000 a year are eligible for a non-repayable maintenance grant of £3,387. The amount available decreases as household income increases thereafter, with an income cut off point for support of £42,620. Currently, all students are eligible for maintenance loans, but the amount received varies according to household income.It was also announced that tuition fees will be allowed to rise with inflation above £9,000 per annum beginning in the academic year 2017-18 at universities that can demonstrate high quality teaching.In relation to student maintenance, Osborne argued that there is “a basic unfairness of asking taxpayers to fund the grants of people who are likely to earn a lot more than them.” The Chancellor added that the cost of the maintenance grant system was economically unsustainable, and that “if we don’t tackle this problem then our universities will become underfunded and our students won’t get places – and I’m not prepared to let that happen.”OUSU’s Executive Committee commented that they were “appalled to learn that the government is considering cuts to maintenance grants for students from low-income households. For many students, maintenance grants are a vital means to live, enabling them to access a university education, especially in a city as expensive as Oxford. A significant reduction in the support available to students from low-income households would be devastating to the work of the University to reach out and inspire young people from all backgrounds to apply to Oxford. We call upon the government to defend a vital element of access to higher education and reconsider this possible move.” Jan Nedvídek, the President of the Oxford University Conservative Association, told Cherwell, “Of course in an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to scrap maintenance grants – as someone with low household income, I have myself benefited from them hugely. However, this government has had to make some difficult decisions, and as we saw at the most recent election, there is a feeling in the country that these decisions are sensible and necessary. Being careful with your finances is not mean, but a requirement of basic economic common sense.“I’m acutely aware that students from poorer backgrounds are finding it difficult to cope with the costs of university. However, let’s be honest here: you only have to repay these loans if you earn above the national average, which you are much more likely to do with a university degree than without one. What’s fair about asking someone on low income to pay for my degree through their taxes? What’s fair about shifting the cost of my education to the next generation through borrowing?“This budget introduces several great things, like a national living wage for those on the lowest incomes, and scrapping the non-dom status. And let’s remember – according to the Office for National Statistics, those with a degree earn on average 12k per annum more than those without one. This means that on average, your degree will earn you roughly half a million pounds over the course of your life. I think some contribution to the cost of your education is not unreasonable.”However, Megan Dunn, NUS President, told Cherwell, “Cutting maintenance grants is going to be detrimental to hundreds of thousands of our poorest students who currently rely on them, and risks putting many people off applying to university. “We know that our poorest students are the most likely to be deterred by debt, but it could also affect where students choose to live and which courses to take. It will mean staying at home instead of moving into halls or shared accommodation and applying for shorter courses to reduce costs.“More and more cuts are happening at a time when there is a cost of living crisis. NUS research has shown rent for halls has doubled in recent years, and there has long been a shortfall between average living costs and student support income.”An Oxford University spokesperson told Cherwell, “Oxford University will work to ensure that any changes to the student funding system do not deter students from disadvantaged backgrounds from applying to or choosing to attend Oxford. In addition to government support, low-income students at Oxford will be eligible for the most generous no-strings financial support of any university in the country, including generous bursary grants and reduced tuition fees for those with the lowest household incomes.”last_img read more

Phish Announces Their Reunion, On This Day In 2008

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first_imgAt 3:30 in the morning on October 1st, 2008, Phish posted a short and sweet message to their fans.Phish returns to the stage for three concerts at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on March 6, 7 and 8, 2009. …The band intends to announce additional touring in 2009 early next year.As many of you know, Phish broke up in 2004 after playing together for nearly 20 years. Longtime fans assumed the worst—that they would never see Phish again. It took four years for the band to decide to reunite, as the group started planning a reunion in 2008. The message of three shows at the Hampton Coliseum was incredible news to stunned fans nationwide, who were completely oblivious to the band’s intentions. Phish was back.The band announced their run with a short video depicting an artist painting an interpretation of the famed Hampton Coliseum structure. Watch below.Phish Reunion Announcement Video[Video: Phish]A few months later, Phish opened those shows with “Fluffhead,” and it’s been a wonderful ride ever since. Ten years, three albums, and hundreds of shows later, fans new and old can all be thankful for this band’s return.Phish Reunion Show – “Fluffhead” – 3-6-09[Video: notmkdevo]last_img read more

Play explores story of Jackie Robinson

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first_imgThe Mad River Theater Works (MRTW), an Ohio-based touring theater company, presented the play “Everybody’s Hero: The Story of Jackie Robinson” on Monday night in O’Laughlin Auditorium at Saint Mary’s.Written and directed by Jeff Hooper, co-founder of MRTW, the musical told the beginning of Robinson’s baseball career for the Brooklyn Dodgers. A cast of six performed, including Bob Lucas, co-founder of MRTW and the show’s composer.Richard Baxter, director of special events, said MRTW came to Saint Mary’s last year, and performed the play “Freedom Bound.”“[MRTW] has been around since the late 1970s, and their primary mission is to get original works out into areas that don’t have access to the arts,” Baxter said. “Their purpose is to take their program with the original music and take it to school auditoriums and places that don’t have access to touring shows. They’re coming to Saint Mary’s because they have a great show and they have a history of doing great shows.” ZACH LLORENS | The Observer An actor portrays baseball great Jackie Robinson in the play “Everybody’s Hero” in the Saint Mary’s O’Laughlin Auditorium on Monday.MRTW came to Saint Mary’s as part of the Shaheen/Duggan Performing Arts Series, sponsored by the Office of Special Events. This series which will feature a yet-unannounced spring theater performance from April 3 to 6 and a performance of “The Snail and The Whale,” a children’s show that will premiere April 26, Baxter said.“‘Everybody’s Hero’ was written in 2004 with permission from the Robinson family and will conclude its run with MRTW tomorrow in Ohio,” Lucas said.The show was chosen by the Office of Student Activities because February is Black History Month and because Robinson broke many racial barriers, Baxter said.“Baseball means grass and summer and that’s what we need right now — warm weather,” Baxter said. “More importantly this celebrates the breaking of a racial barrier in professional sports, and [Robinson] made it possible for athletes in all fields and all arenas to integrate the professional world of sports.”Baxter said the cast of “Everybody’s Hero” hopes to instill the feelings of joy, pride and courage to go out on one’s own in its audience. The play examines the ways individuals can help make the world a more inclusive environment, Baxter said.“We need to be socially conscious,” he said. “We need to be inclusive. We need to take this sense of community we have here and take it past the confines of the campus as we go out.“I would hope a student coming to see the show would go out and ask, ‘How can I help integrate the world in which I’m going in whatever way? … How can I make this a more accepting environment?’”Kalyn Whitaker, assistant director of arts for the Office of Special Events, said the performance allows the audience to see what Robinson experienced.“[The play helps the audience learn] the story of Jackie Robinson and … the things he experienced during his time and how much he influenced baseball at the time, and not just baseball itself, but anything toward the African-American culture and how far he pushed it into the future,” Whitaker said.Tags: Jackie Robinson, Playlast_img read more

How the land lies

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Industry experts pan a QLD Greens plan to strip back landlords’ rights

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first_imgQLD Greens candidate, Kirsten Lovejoy, said renters have been “screwed over” and has introduced a radical policy that’s been labelled “ludicrous” by the property industry. Picture: Chris McCormackLANDLORDS couldn’t charge the rent they wanted to and it could take up to 12 months to evict a tenant under a Queensland Greens proposal to transform rental laws.The proposals, which were labelled, “ludicrous” by industry bodies, could also mean tenants could enforce unlimited lease terms.The proposal released by Greens candidate for McConnel, Kirsten Lovejoy, said existing laws were unfairly weighted in favour of landlords.“Renters have been screwed over for so long that they just assume this is the way it is — unfair rent hikes and evictions, unsafe and unhealthy dwellings, unable to own a pet or hang a picture, all the while not knowing if they will have to move when their lease is up in twelve or six month,” Ms Lovejoy said.“Our plan will fix the rigged system that puts the profits of real estate agents and investors over the rights and dignity of everyday Queenslanders,” she said.The Greens blueprint included proposals such as a right to remain in the property if it’s sold.“Under our plan renters will have the right to remain in their home even if the property is sold. Because as Darryl Kerrigan said in The Castle, ‘it’s not just a house, it’s a home.’” Ms Lovejoy said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoReal Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) Queensland representative, Zoran Solano, said the proposal lacked an appreciation of existing rental laws.“Tenants have a lot of rights and they exercise their rights regularly, so I don’t think tenants are being screwed over at all. There are a lot of people out there who believe tenants have now got more power than landlords,” he said.Stakeholder concerns could be warranted given the Greens could hold the balance of power after the State Government election due to be held sometime in the next six months.Mr Solano said proposals that were a disincentive to investors would punish the property market and the Greens were trying to address a problem that didn’t exist.Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) CEO Antonia Mercorella said the Green’s proposals would decimate landlords’ rights and it was unworkable and “ludicrous’’.“It’s simply unrealistic to expect that landlords will continue to invest in real estate if they are faced with untenable arrangements that don’t allow them to protect the value of their asset and strip them of fundamental rights,” she said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter [email protected] or on Facebook at Kieran Clair — journolast_img read more

Pills made from poop save lives

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first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet HealthLifestyle Pills made from poop save lives by: – October 12, 2013 35 Views   no discussionscenter_img Swallowing capsules containing healthy people’s poop can cure serious gut infections and provides an alternative to faecal transplants and enemasCALGARY, Canada – If the idea of consuming someone else’s poop makes you sick, you may be a little flushed about a new treatment involving the ingestion of the brown stuff, even though the process can cure a serious illness said to claim some 14,000 lives annually in the United States alone. Scientists have found a way to put healthy people’s poop into pills that can cure dangerous gut infections – a less invasive way to do existing “faecal transplants.” Canadian researchers tested this new treatment on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help.Half a million Americans get Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, infections each year and about 14,000 die. The germ causes nausea, cramping and diarrhoea so bad it is often disabling.A very potent and expensive antibiotic can kill C-diff, but also destroys good bacteria that live in the gut, leaving it more susceptible to future infections.Studies have shown that faecal transplants – giving infected people stool from a healthy donor – can restore that balance. But they’re given through expensive, invasive procedures like colonoscopies or throat tubes. Doctors have also tried giving the stool through enemas, but the treatment doesn’t always work.Dr Thomas Louie, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Calgary, devised a better way – a one-time treatment custom-made for each patient.Donor stool, usually from a relative, is processed in the lab to take out food and extract the bacteria and clean it. It is packed into triple-coated gel capsules so they won’t dissolve until they reach the intestines.“There’s no stool left – just stool bugs. These people are not eating poop and there are no smelly burps because the contents aren’t released until they’re well past the stomach,” Dr Louie said.Days before starting the treatment, patients are given an antibiotic to kill the C-diff. On the morning of the treatment, they have an enema so “the new bacteria coming in have a clean slate,” Louie said.It takes 24 to 34 capsules to fit the bacteria needed for a treatment, and patients down them in one sitting. The pills make their way to the colon and seed it with the normal variety of bacteria.Louie described 27 patients treated this way at ID Week, an infectious diseases conference in San Francisco. All had suffered at least four C-diff infections and relapses, but none had a recurrence after taking the poop pills.Dr Curtis Donskey of the Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Centre, who has done faecal transplants through colonoscopies, praised the work.“The approach that Dr Louie has is completely novel – no one else has done this,” he said. “I am optimistic that this type of preparation will make these procedures much easier for patients and for physicians.”At present, the treatment must be made fresh for each patient so the pills don’t start to dissolve at room temperature, because their water content would break down the gel coating.Doctors in Minnesota are testing freezing stool, which doesn’t kill the bacteria, so it could be stored and shipped anywhere a patient needed it.“You could have a universal donor in Minnesota provide a transplant for someone in Florida. That’s where we’re heading,” Donskey said. Associated PressRead more: http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/1032232.html#ixzz2hWVw5JaS Share Sharelast_img read more

Registration open for the ’33rd Annual 2018 Summer Day of Golf’

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first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce will present the “33rd Annual 2018 Summer Day of Golf” on August 3 at the Greensburg County Country Club.Registration begins at 10 a.m., shotgun start at 11 a.m.The event is sponsored by Aspen Place Health Campus, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Decatur County REMC, Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation, Fifth Third Bank, Hilliard Lyons, Greensburg Daily News, Prime Lending and Country 103.9 WRBI.Register online here.last_img

‘Christmas in Dixie’ Grand Prize Winners introduced in Batesville

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first_imgBatesville, In. — Country 103.9 WRBI hosted the huge “Christmas in Dixie” grand prize presentation at the Batesville Middle School Commons. Nearly 60 final qualifiers split an estimated $3,000 in prizes from 20 local sponsors.Becky Eckstein won a trip to Memphis, Tennessee. The trip includes a two-night Memphis vacation with accommodations at the Guest House at Graceland. A tour of Graceland, passes to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music and the National Civil Rights Museum.The Friendship State Bank Sponsored a $500 cash giveaway and that went to Bill Craddock and Pulskamp’s Flooring Plus gave away a 55” Ultra-high definition TV, Barb Bowman was the lucky winner of that.Special thanks to all the listeners who participated in the contest and the Batesville Community School Corporation, Pulskamp’s Flooring Plus, Memphis Tourism, Friendship State Bank, Cricket Ridge Restaurant & Golf Course, Weberding Carving Shop, Mary Huntington Allstate Insurance, George’s Pharmacy, the Decatur County Memorial Hospital, The Gibson Theater, Hirt & Ellco, Gehring, Inc., Izzy’s at Hillcrest, Water-Tek, Laker Electric & Plumbing, Guys & Gals Quarters Salon & Day Spa, Voegele NAPA, Harmeyer’s Market, Ritzi Jewelers and Paul Erhman State Farm Insurance.A full album of pictures from the event is on our Facebook page!last_img read more

Toure supports Suarez

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first_img “He can do anything. He just resolved the problem with the manager and we want him to score our goals – that is what we are looking for. “The manager sorted it out with him. He (Rodgers) was very clever – and Steven Gerrard as well – they worked (on him) and we are happy he is back training with us again. That is great.” In Suarez’s continued absence – he is still serving the remainder of a 10-match ban imposed last season for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in April which will not make him available until the end of September – fellow striker Daniel Sturridge was Liverpool’s match-winner. The England international has been sidelined most of the summer with an ankle ligament injury suffered on international duty in May but looked sharp with just a fortnight’s training behind him. While Liverpool created a number of chances they found Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in tremendous form and it required a clinical strike from Sturridge, firing through Robert Huth’s legs from 20 yards, to win the game. The closest Liverpool came to extending their lead was when midfielder Jordan Henderson’s shot was tipped onto the post by Begovic in the second half. Stoke barely threatened, although they could have scored first after Simon Mignolet flapped at a cross and Huth’s volley rebounded off the crossbar. While most of the action took place in Liverpool’s final third, Toure put in assured competitive debut at the other end and could even have opened the scoring when he crashed a header against the frame of the goal in the first half. The Ivory Coast international may be 32 but he may well provide the ideal replacement for the recently-retired Jamie Carragher. “Kolo introduced himself to the crowd when he jumped about seven foot five in the first couple of minutes of the game – it was a wonderful leap and I think you could see his energy and enthusiasm,” said Rodgers. “When we lost Jamie Carragher last year, we were losing real experience – but Kolo comes in and offers that. He was excellent.” Even Toure could not prevent Stoke winning a penalty with three minutes to go when Daniel Agger handled former Reds midfielder Charlie Adam’s free-kick three minutes from time,.but goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, another Reds player making his debut, more than made up for a shaky early display by not only saving Jon Walters’ spot-kick but blocking substitute Kenwyne Jones’ rebound. Even so the Belgium international was outshone by Begovic, who produced a string of saves. “Everyone knows how good Asmir is and he showed that,” said Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen. “He has shown since the day we came to the club what qualities he has got and the way he goes about his business is an example to others.” Press Association The Uruguay international, suspended for Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Stoke, returned to training with the rest of the first team on Friday having been exiled by manager Brendan Rodgers. Suarez’s attitude and commitment was questioned by the Reds boss after the 26-year-old publicly criticised the club, claiming they had reneged on a deal to allow him to join a Champions League club if they bid £40million. Arsenal made two attempts to trigger his release, including a now infamous offer of £40million plus £1, but Rodgers and principal owner John Henry have unequivocally stated he will not be sold. Suarez’s re-integration to the squad has been made much easier by the attitude of his team-mates, although Toure said that did not mean they condoned his previous behaviour. “I think Suarez was defending himself and the club were defending what they wanted as well because they know by keeping him we are going to be really strong because he is one of the best strikers in the world,” said the centre-back, who made his competitive debut at Anfield after a free transfer move from Manchester City. “For us it is really important to keep him. What the club did, for me, is right because we want to keep him. “You would never want one of your best players going to another team. “We want him to stay because this is a big club. “It is nothing, for us we know football. It is big business. “For a player like Suarez there is no problem, we love him. Liverpool defender Kolo Toure joked striker Luis Suarez could “do anything” and the players would welcome him back with open arms.last_img read more