One University of Southern Indiana chemistry professor is being acknowledged for the bonds he creates on campus and in the community.USI’s Outreach and Engagement awarded the 2018 M. Edward Jones Engagement Award to Dr. Jeffery Seyler, professor of chemistry and chair of the Chemistry Department, at the fourth annual Celebration of Engagement on February 27.The award is given annually to an individual, group or project for excellence in leadership, commitment to quality, tireless service and dedication to lifelong learning in fulfilling the outreach missions of USI.“Dr. Seyler is one of USI’s most valuable assets, because he believes in what he does, and it shows with every single interaction,” said one nominator.Seyler became involved with community outreach soon after arriving at USI in 1993 assisting Dr. Marie Hankins, emeritus chair, and other faculty in the Chemistry Department. Since then, he has provided numerous hands-on chemistry demonstrations for K-12 students, both on campus and at local schools. He organizes events like USI’s Mole Day and Earth Day chemistry-bowl competitions for high school students.“Any time there is the opportunity to introduce students to science, whether it is Chemistry Day at the Evansville Museum, the Boy Scout’s Merit Badge University or in the classroom, Jeff Seyler and his chemistry show is there,” said another nominator.His commitment to science and his students shows each time he blows up a trash can in Mitchell Auditorium or ignites the “balloon of death.”Because of that commitment, USI students look up to Seyler as a role model. “He is a very down to earth teacher and is very helpful,” said one student who identified Seyler as a role model.Seyler received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1987 and a doctoral degree in chemistry from Purdue University in 1992, specializing in inorganic chemistry.The Celebration of Engagement is an annual event held to celebrate the University’s rich history of community partnerships. This year’s event featured talks by University officials and a panel addressing opportunities to connect with USI. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Dave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.comFor the second time in less than a week, Indiana trial courts and the Department of Child Services have been chastised for denying due process in termination of parental rights cases. This time, the matter involves a DCS case manager who had a sexual relationship with a case client among a host of troubling facts.Reversing and remanding a case to Spencer Circuit Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals on Tuesday dealt with the latest in a string of cases in which DCS acknowledged a lack of due process. The COA concluded the case was marked by “egregious behavior” of DCS employees and “unusual and alarming circumstances.”In the case In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of C.M.S.T., T.M., & M.M. (Children) and A.S. (Mother) and R.T. (Father); et al. v. The Indiana Department of Child Services, 18A-JT-530, mother A.S. and father R.T. had their parental rights terminated. But on appeal, DCS conceded as it has in multiple recent cases that the parents’ due process rights had been violated.DCS became involved in the instant case in March 2015, after a report that mother and father were involved in a domestic violence-related altercation and that mother used methamphetamine. Children T.M. and C.M.S.T were removed from their care, adjudicated children in need of services and placed in foster care. Mother and father were ordered to participate in services.DCS’s “egregious behavior” began in October 2015, when former family case manager Marilyn Neal filed a false report saying that father “went to [C.M.S.T.’s] school, made a scene, and tried to take [C.M.S.T.],” according to the record. Neal was fired, another case manager briefly handled the matter, then was replaced by family case manager Megan Ginanni, who was also working with Father on a CHINS case for one of his other children.“At some point during her time working on the case, FCM Ginanni and Father began exchanging Facebook messages, which became sexually explicit in nature. FCM Ginanni and Father also engaged in a sexual relationship. Father testified FCM Ginanni would give him advanced notice of drug screens and told him he did not need to continue engaging in certain services. Father testified FCM Ginanni told him he ‘would get reunified [with C.M.S.T.] and she would live with me and she was gonna (sic) help me get [Father’s other child] as well,’” Judge Melissa May wrote.DCS ultimately fired Ginanni due to her inappropriate relationship. During this time, Mother had been compliant with services until she self-reported meth use in September 2016, after which her children were again removed. Mother contacted DCS in December 2016 to ask for help finding an inpatient drug treatment facility.The record also shows the trial court denied grandparental motions to intervene seeking to have the children placed with maternal grandparents, but there is no explanation in the record why their motion was denied. The same month as the grandparents’ motion was denied, termination of parental rights hearings began, and the court terminated mother and father’s parental rights five months later.In June, though, facing this appeal, DCS conceded the parents’ due process rights had been violated in the termination process, but the Court of Appeals denied DCS’s motion to remand.“We cannot agree that the egregious behavior of some of the DCS employees did not contribute to Mother’s and Father’s non-compliance with some services,” May wrote. “Father’s testimony that FCM Ginanni told him to discontinue services and seemingly accelerated the visitation and home placement schedule for C.M.S.T., while denying similar escalation of visitation to Mother is just one of many instances that lead us to believe the chaotic and unprofessional handling of this case violated Mother’s and Father’s due process rights. The State concedes this violation of due process.”The COA appended to its decision an order of July 9 that it also appended to another termination of parental rights reversal last week. The order formally admonishes DCS “for its failure to afford litigants through this state the due process they are owed,” citing multiple cases.“We join in those sentiments, especially considering the multiple due processes and ethical violations present in this case,” May concluded.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Flowing together With twisting and floating movements, Harvard Gaga dance course teaches students and community members to listen to their bodies Dancing with the future Production merges science with art to explain mechanisms of cooperation Combining dance with a look at the social and cultural history of the genre Hip-hop steps up Asked to explain decay, some scientists might talk about mold and cheese. Or sugar and teeth. Or bacteria and enzymes. Soon, Frederick Moss might just dance.A chemistry Ph.D. student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Moss is also a professional dancer, gliding between the seemingly incongruous worlds of science and art. Neither is just a hobby. So when one tries — and fails — to appropriate the other, he cringes.“You don’t have either side taking the other seriously,” Moss said. “When the two attempt to come together, you are often left with underdeveloped inspiration or immemorable comedic bit.”“When the two attempt to come together, you are often left with underdeveloped inspiration or immemorable comedic bit.”They might not be the most obvious coupling, but art and science make a productive pair. Recent neurological research suggests that incorporating singing, drawing, or dancing into studying can help students remember slippery subjects better. Educators even have a term for the happy marriage: STEAM, where that “A” stuck inside STEM stands for Art.Moss would make a perfect poster boy. As an undergraduate at Morehouse College, he racked up enough credits to complete two majors — premed and musical performance in classical cello — by the end of junior year. Instead of graduating early, the Queens, N.Y., native continued to explore, polishing off minors in Spanish and dance.After leaving Atlanta, Moss moved up to Massachusetts to join Daniel Kahne’s lab at Harvard as a post-baccalaureate. On a whim, he enrolled in more dance classes at Modern Connections Collective in Somerville, exploring jazz, hip-hop, parkour, and ballet.Not long after, Boston’s Urbanity Dance offered him a full-time contract, and he accepted. Every weekday starting in December 2017, Moss was in the studio from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., first rehearsing with his crew and then teaching lessons to kids. From 3 p.m. to early evening, he worked on his research projects in the lab and taught chemistry to undergraduates. “It was like trying to clone myself and do the same thing in two different places,” he said.Far less experienced than the other dancers in his troupe, Moss often had to learn technique on the fly. Sometimes literally: In a contemporary piece called “HIT,” some of the dancers leapt at others, hoping they would catch and flip them in a new direction. When it didn’t work the result was a violent collision of limbs and joints. But Moss wasn’t fazed: “When those hiccups were happening,” he said, “it wasn’t this freak-out moment. Either I ran into somebody or I just got a leg in the face, and you just keep moving.”,Growing up playing music — and helping out in his grandmother’s bakery — Moss learned to see errors as “hiccups,” little, inconsequential blips. That mentality helps him in the lab, too. One day, he spilled a day’s work into a drawer. Instead of agonizing over the lost work, he mopped up his experiment and kept moving.Still, going back and forth between his two lives has been challenging. “How you engage with those communities is so different,” Moss said. In the lab, instructions are well-documented and precise. In the dance studio, plain instruction is not always enough. (“There’s no, I raised my femur by 15 degrees”). Instead, when learning a new move like the kip-up — a Slinky-like leap from supine to standing by pushing off the hands — Moss shopped around for different explanations, cobbling together one that worked for him.He uses the same eclectic approach when teaching. With his dance and chemistry students, Moss explores concepts with both visual and technical explanations. For example, in the introductory undergraduate chemistry course where he is a teaching fellow, he shoots his hand forward to demonstrate how hard nucleophiles — a type of chemical species — move like lasers. Then he imitates cascading water to show how soft nucleophiles flow like waterfalls. “It seemed a lot to me like choreography,” he said. “Sure, it’s a movement of electrons or atoms, but it’s still movement on this smaller-than-the-eye level.” “If the art is just something pretty to look at, then it’s not really of any value.” Related At the end of this year, Moss will leave Urbanity Dance to spend more time in the lab. But he won’t leave dance behind. This past fall, he was selected for a one-year fellowship at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, where he leads post-show talks and facilitates seminars with choreographers. He freelances, too. In December, he performed a duet called “The Flared Place” at the Museum of Fine Arts’ “Festival of Lights” that portrayed the balance of light and dark in Jewish history.Moss is also working with a group of five other Harvard graduate students, both dancers and musicians, to explore the concept of “responsible partnering.” “How much pressure you’re putting on another person and how much you’re receiving,” he explained. That pressure could come as sound volume or human weight or both: As one of the dancers, Moss will wear a sound suit embedded with tiny sensors that bleat louder under heavier force.Eventually, Moss wants to build his own “responsible partnership” between his two loves, replacing kitschy attempts to fuse science and art with choreography loyal to technical concepts.“If the art is just something pretty to look at,” Moss said, “then it’s not really of any value.”
© Justin “Squigs” Robertson Show Closed This production ended its run on April 23, 2017 About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Sunday in the Park With George Related Shows Broadway and Sunday in the Park with George definitely belong together! Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical officially opens on February 23 at the newly renovated Hudson Theatre. The Sarna Lapine-helmed revival stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in the iconic roles of George and Dot.The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical follows painter Georges Seurat (Gyllenhaal) in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” Consumed by his need to “finish the hat,” Seurat alienates the French bourgeoisie, spurns his fellow artists, and neglects his lover Dot (Ashford), not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years. This production began as a lauded City Center concert before its Broadway transfer. As Broadway.com exclusively reported, the production will not be involved in the 2017 Tony race; however, it is certainly a masterpiece to behold.To honor the vibrant musical’s Great White Way return, Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson got super meta, giving Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford and the rest of the colorful cast the ink treatment.Broadway.com wishes the cast of Sunday in the Park with George’s cast light, harmony, balance and a hat they feel is finished. Experience the revival through April 23! View Comments
The number of Us foreclosures is up more than 9 percent in the last year, though delinguecy rates over the last year and the latest month are down. Vermont remains among those states with the fewest bad mortgages.Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), a leading provider of integrated technology, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, reports the following “first look” at October 2011 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database of nearly 40 million mortgage loans.Total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure): 7.93%Month-over-month change in delinquency rate: -2.0%Year-over-year change in delinquency rate: -14.6%Total U.S foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate: 4.29%Month-over-month change in foreclosure presale inventory rate: 2.5%Year-over-year change in foreclosure presale inventory rate: 9.4%Number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure: (A) 4,088,000Number of properties that are 90 or more days delinquent, but not in foreclosure: 1,759,000Number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory: (B) 2,210,000Number of properties that are 30 or more days delinquent or in foreclosure: (A+B) 6,298,000States with highest percentage of non-current* loans: FL, MS, NV, NJ, ILStates with the lowest percentage of non-current* loans: MT, WY, SD, AK, ND*Non-current totals combine foreclosures and delinquencies as a percent of active loans in that state.Notes: (1) Totals are extrapolated based on LPS Applied Analytics’ loan-level database of mortgage assets (2) All whole numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand The company will provide a more in-depth review of this data in its monthly Mortgage Monitor report, which includes an analysis of data supplemented by in-depth charts and graphs that reflect trend and point-in-time observations. The Mortgage Monitor report will be available on LPS’ website, http://www.lpsvcs.com/NEWSROOM/INDUSTRYDATA/Pages/default.aspx(link is external), by Nov. 30, 2011. For more information about gaining access to LPS’ loan-level database, please send an email to [email protected](link sends e-mail).About Lender Processing Services Lender Processing Services, Inc. (LPS) is a leading provider of integrated technology, services and mortgage performance data and analytics, to the mortgage and real estate industries. LPS offers solutions that span the mortgage continuum, including lead generation, origination, servicing, workflow automation (Desktop(R)), portfolio retention and default, augmented by the company’s award-winning customer support and professional services. Approximately 50 percent of all U.S. mortgages by dollar volume are serviced using LPS’ Mortgage Servicing Package (MSP). LPS also offers proprietary mortgage and real estate data and analytics for the mortgage and capital markets industries. For more information about LPS, visit www.lpsvcs.com(link is external). JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – November 18, 2011 – Lender Processing Services, Inc.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward shakes hands with Steelers fans before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Pittsburgh. Chicago won 40-23.(AP Photo/Don Wright)Who would have thought that it would be the Pittsburgh Pirates who would be playing meaningful games in October and not the Pittsburgh Steelers? That appears to be the case after the embarrassing 40-23 defeat at home on Sunday night to the Chicago Bears. Once again the offense looked atrocious. While many will look at the stats and see that Big Ben threw for over 400 yards and had 2 TD passes, it was actually one of the worst games of his career. He tossed two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown and he fumbled two times, one of those also returned for a touchdown. He was overthrowing open receivers and throwing behind his guys as well. It wasn’t a pretty display. The offensive line didn’t help the cause, as per the norm as they allowed Roethlisberger to be sacked, hit and hurried all game long. It’s been said multiple times but Big Ben will not play in all 16 games at this rate. It’s not humanly possible to be beat up as much as he’s been beat up and to be able to play consistently each and every week. It’s also nearly impossible to believe the Steelers don’t have a running game but they just don’t have one to speak of. Possibly when LeVeon Bell returns in a week or so the arrival of the running game will come along with him or perhaps it may take another rebuilding of the offensive line because this current group just doesn’t appear to have what it takes.The two bright spots on offense were the emergence of Antonio Brown and the return of Heath Miller. Brown got in Todd Haley’s face last week and demanded the ball more and boy did he deliver. Brown put up 9 catches for over 160 yards and two touchdowns. One touchdown, a one handed circus catch, was one of the best catches that will be made all season long. The showboating down 17 points could have been done without, but he was on a mission to prove he should be considered a number one receiver in this league and at least for one night, he proved it. Miller’s much anticipated return netted him three receptions. He is the security blanket in the passing game and he should become a larger factor each week as he continues to work his way back.Defensively Troy Polamalu again played like he was in his mid 20’s and he was able to disrupt some plays along the way. Polamalu proved he has no quit in him as he even blocked an extra point as the game was well in hand. Other than that, the defense couldn’t get it done. With the momentum on the Steelers side, down 27-23, a stop could have been a huge lift and potentially vaulted the Steelers to victory. Instead the defense gave up three third down conversions, a touchdown and the game along with it. They failed for the third straight week to gain a turnover and now find themselves in a poor spot because of it. If you can’t create turnovers, your likelihood for success drops dramatically.At 0-3, with the many issues this squad has, it’s hard to imagine a season with less than 10 losses. Yet, the team is trying to stay positive.LaMarr Woodley noted after the game that the team could still go 13-3. While true mathematically and admirable that Woodley is trying to spin a positive out of this trash heap, it’s not going to happen.While the Pirates are providing the city with their first winning season and playoff appearance in 21 years, the Steelers have turned into the team that nobody has any expectations for. They’ve turned bad overnight, they’ve turned into the team that has some stars on the squad but not enough talent all the way around and they’ve turned into a team who won’t be playing a meaningful game in October. It’s not going to last 21 years but this could be the true beginning of the rebuilding era for the Steelers and it may be painful couple of seasons.Be patient, the Pirates have proven that all bad teams do come around eventually and the new low man on the totem pole in Pittsburgh, the Steelers, will too.
MIDDLETOWNA family square dance will be held at Croydon Hall Senior Center, Leonardville Road, Leonardo, from 7:30 – 10 p.m. Friday, July 27. Couples and singles are welcome.Admission is $3. Children under 18 are admitted free but must be accompanied by a parent. Refreshments will be provided. No dancing experience is needed. The caller will teach attendees all they need to know.The dance is being sponsored by the Middletown Ramblers Square Dance Club.For more information and directions, call Betty at 732-291-1188 or check the website at www.middletownramblers.org.* * * * *Want to learn more about the Internet, ebooks, and computer programs? Are you doing research, and need help finding information? Readers can get in-depth help with the Middletown Township Public Library’s new “Book a Librarian” service.Booking a librarian gives individuals a chance to meet one-on-one with a librarian and get personalized assistance and guidance. Based on patrons needs, the librarian can help them find good sources of information, tips and solutions. The library also offers face-to-face personal training with technology, including as iPads and eReaders.Each appointment lasts up to an hour, and will be scheduled around the patron’s needs, as well as librarian expertise and availability. Additional appointments can be requested with a maximum of one appointment per month.For more information, and to request an appointment, please visit mtpl.org/?q=bookalibrarian or call 732- 671-3700, Ext. 320.The main branch of the Middletown Township Public Library is at 55 New Monmouth Road. It is open seven days a week; the library website and its databases are available 24/7. Funding for our public programs comes from the generous support of the Middletown Township Public Library Foundation, Inc.RED BANKA tribute concert to the greats of jazz by Mike Barris & Friends will be held 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Woman’s Club of Red Bank.The group, comprised of Barris on rhythm guitar, vocalist Jennifer Jordan, Doug Clarke on lead guitar, and trumpeter Tom Bender will play its 13th “Reckless Steamy Nights” show at the Woman’s Club, located in the historic Anthony Reckless Estate at 164 Broad St.As it has done faithfully at the venue twice a year since 2006, Barris & Friends will honor the accomplishments of Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Bessie Smith and other stars of pre-World War II jazz and blues.A donation of $10 is suggested, in support of scholarship programs sponsored by the Woman’s Club and the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. The event is BYOB and includes free snacks. * * * * *Children ages two-and-a-half to 15 have the opportunity to express themselves creatively and explore the fine arts through the YMCA’s Summer Arts Institutes at two new locations in Red Bank and Rumson.Camps are held during the month of July at the Y’s Family Health and Wellness Center, 166 Maple Ave., and in Rumson at the Junior League of Monmouth County, 55 Center St.The Summer Arts Institutes feature something for every young artist with activities ranging from fashion design and a day at the museum to drama and theatre and culinary arts. New this year is The Art of Dance, Exer-parties and Aviation.“We’re so pleased to be able to provide this enriching program at two new locations,” said Stacey Lastella, vice president of Camping and Outreach at The Community YMCA. “Our camps are designed to help children learn, grow and discover the exciting world of fine arts.”Specialty camp programs are available for four weeks starting on July 2 through July 27. All classes are held in a weeklong session, Monday through Friday, with three-day camps available in Red Bank.Summer Arts Institutes are also available at the Y’s Child Achievement Center in Hazlet. For more information on the Y’s Arts Camps in Red Bank and Rumson and how to enroll, call 732-671-5505, Ext. 23 or 25 or visit TheCommunityYMCA.org/Arts.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Annie Specht of Columbus is the winner of the 2018 Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet. The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills.Specht won a $1,000 cash award from Nationwide Insurance, an expense-paid trip to the 2018 Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Columbus and an expense-paid trip to the 2019 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in New Orleans, where she will represent Ohio in the national Discussion Meet competition.Specht, a Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau member, is an assistant professor of agricultural communication at Ohio State University. She is a member of the American Association for Agricultural Education, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture and the Association for Communications Excellence. She earned two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in agricultural and Extension education at Ohio State University and her doctorate in agricultural leadership, education and communications at Texas A&M University.The other finalists in the contest were Casey Ellington of Louisville, Jacob Hoelscher of Osgood and Seth Middleton of Sidney. The final round of the competition was held during Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals Winter Leadership Conference Feb. 2 in Columbus.
With seven days to go, App.net – the ad-free Twitter-like service that lets users control their own data – is 36% of the way to its funding goal. This weekend it opened the first basic, browser-based version of the member-funded messaging service for its backers to try out. ReadWriteWeb asked App.net’s early adopters what moved them to back the project and what they hope to see it become if it reaches its $500,000 funding goal.App.net Treats Users As Customers, Not Products The funding campaign at join.app.net is open until Monday, August 13 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. App.net Is Better For the Long-Term Health of the Web Than Ad-Supported Networks Like Twitter and Facebook With Developers Funding the Service, App.net Has Technical Advantages Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit jon mitchell Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#social networks#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos