New and Recently Established Undergraduate Education Programs Highlighted

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Editors: Following are new or recently established programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder that focus on enhanced opportunities or increased faculty contact for undergraduate students. Students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication are returning to campus this fall to find a New Media Center in their midst. The school was selected last spring to be a member of New Media Centers, a consortium of computer companies and universities dedicated to finding innovative ways to use new technology in higher education. The center houses nine computer work stations and the tools to produce a digital TV newscast, a newspaper and Web sites. The Center will be a resource for students who need assistance in developing advanced Web pages and for researchers who explore on-line education and distance learning. It also will be available for conferences and university functions. There are 85 academic members of the consortium that work with businesses such as Apple Computer, Adobe, Macromedia and Korg. New Media Centers are found in 34 states, four Canadian provinces and Australia, Colombia, Finland, Sweden and Taiwan. Contact: Bruce Henderson, 492-4558 ORIENTED TO BUSINESS For several years, the College of Business and Administration has required all freshman students to take a one-credit-hour orientation class their first semester. The course introduces students to the Business College, its centers and majors, and to CU and an array of career possibilities. Students also are taught the basic language of business and how each component – accounting, management, entrepreneurship, information systems, economics and marketing – contributes to a successful venture. Professor John Lymberopoulos plans and leads most of the course, but for three weeks, six professors volunteer to teach small groups of 25 to 30 students. Students who have indicated an area of interest are placed with a professor from that discipline. They discuss the discipline, its trends, research and career opportunities. Students also are exposed to study abroad programs and to local and national business leaders who speak to the class. The seminar, which ends Oct. 30, is a pass/fail course. Contact: John Lymberopoulos, 492-7541 UNIVERSITY ADDS HONORS COURSES As part of CU-Boulder’s Academic Strategic Plan, the Honors Program is increasing its course load to 36 classes compared to the 25 offered last fall. Honors seminar classes are designed to provide for a maximum of 15 students. “The model of the typical Honors class is the critical thinking courses offered in some departments,” said Dennis Van Gerven, director of the program. “This format is particularly attractive in that we are bringing together our best students with our best faculty,” he said. Honors students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3. Eighty percent of Honors courses fulfill core requirements, and students find they are a more personalized way of fulfilling those requirements. “Each year we invite over 1,000 freshman applicants – based on GPA and ACT scores – to participate in Honors if they come to CU,” Van Gerven said. About 400 of 1,000 applicants actually end up at CU. “This is a powerful recruitment tool, and we have never been able to offer seats to all of these students and have counted on some choosing not to take an Honors course,” he said. “A year ago I had a parent from California call me and say that the Honors invitation had been the deciding factor in their decision to come to CU rather than a California school and now their son wasn’t even in an Honors course. Fortunately we found room for that student. That danger today is far less likely with the advent of the new courses,” he said. Some Honors classes encompass a large lecture and a small seminar meeting each week between the students and the professor teaching the course. Co-seminary courses are used in anthropology and biology and will expand to other departments such as philosophy and political science. Contact: Dennis Van Gerven, 492-8017. PILOT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH A SUCCESS A pilot program for incoming freshmen in July and August brought 10 students to the Mountain Research Station near Nederland for a month of alpine research and college life. Eight students from Colorado and two from out-of-state participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), studying under CU faculty. Kim Malville, director of CU’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, said SURE and other undergraduate research programs at CU may entice Colorado’s best students to stay and study in their home state. “It’s time we start viewing undergraduates as our research colleagues,” he said. The students were paid $6 an hour and received free room and board. Students worked on a variety of environmental research projects including alpine hydrology and water chemistry, tree island research and the effects of bioturbation (animal disturbance – principally pocket gophers) on vegetation. Contacts: Kim Malville, UROP director (492-8766); Thomas Davinroy, SURE project director (492-4815). NEW DEGREE PROGRAMS The Boulder campus is launching two new degree programs this fall after receiving approval for the degrees from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education last spring. Seven students are enrolled in the new doctoral program in kinesiology, while 26 students are in the master’s program in East Asian Languages and Literatures. The master’s program was broadened from the previous master’s in Chinese to include two tracks each in Chinese and Japanese. Students can select a language and literature track or a language and civilization track. Contacts: Laurel Rodd, East Asian Languages and Literatures, 492-1138, Russell Moore, Kinesiology, 492-5209 Published: Sept. 8, 1997 last_img read more

Account Coordinator – Cashier’s Office

first_imgRun & work credit balance reports, send notices to studentsno longer enrolled. Process student refunds. Post HR tuitionwaivers from Imaging Workflow, identify and clear third partypayment from wire workflow so that payments can be applied tosponsor accounts correctly.Must be able to identify and solve student account problems.Direct students to the proper office in order to reach the quickestand best solution for the student. Avoid “running the studentaround”. Investigation of accounts upon inquiry of both parents andstudents to provide resolution. Understand and explain studentfinancial activity connected with Registration, Refund andWithdrawal periods.Oversee all flight financial activity. Understand and enforcethe collection policy for flight. Provide customer service for theFlight ETA-POS system. Run and balance daily ETA-POS &EagleCard reports and record revenue. Run daily Eagle Card reportsand post deposits in system.Assist with scanning of checks daily, scan daily work andstudent information forms and check accuracy of scanned work inImaging.Work & run third party sponsor billing for internationaland domestic students. Prepare sponsor billing according togovernment contracts/financial guarantees and monitorpayments.​All other duties as assigned by the Office Manager.Scholarships/Trusts: Request and monitor external studentscholarships; Work with Financial Aid to process and clearscholarship checks thru G/L account to post to student accounts;Monitor and bill student third-party sponsors for tuition, fees andflight; Enforce all cashier and student financial policies andprocedures in the flow of daily transactions and communication tothe student body. Assist in opening and closing of department.Balance and close out system and scan check deposit to bank. QualificationsRead and comprehend instructions, write information, andcomplete simple forms.High school (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, basiccomposition, and math.Required skills, knowledge, abilities:Analytical skills with an in depth knowledge of information systemsand technical expertise with Microsoft operating systems, Access,Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook/email, and Internet end-userapplications. Proficient skill on 10-key adding machine.One to three years of banking or related cash experience Job DescriptionEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus ishiring a Account Coordinator to support the Bursar Department.Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus is respected worldwide forcutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation,aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is amile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weatherexcellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mildclimate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby nationalforests. The university is a small, private, residential universityin the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students.Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a centraltheme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.The Account Coordinator at the Cashier’s office is often the firstpoint of contact for students and parents once students areenrolled. We find that first impressions and great customer serviceis key to building good relationships and trust between ourstudents/parents and the university.In this position, an individual is expected to: Provide front-linecustomer service to the Cashier’s Office. Receipt all financialtransactions for both students & non-students. Operate &balance cash drawer. Responsible for interpreting & explainingstudent financial accounts. Third Party billing for Internationalstudents as well as Domestic. Interpret and explain studentfinancial accounts. Enforce University policies and proceduresregarding student financial services. Reviews & approves dailyrefund reports. Process Third Party billing for international &domestic students, run reporting & follow-up on Sponsor Agingaccounts. Review flight financial activity. Run & work creditbalance reports. Process student refunds. Post HR tuition waiversfrom Imaging Workflow, identify and clear third party payment fromwire workflow so that payments can be applied to sponsor accountscorrectly. Receipt financial transactions, both student andnon-student revenue into TouchNet Cashiering, operate and balancecash drawer. Back up for scanning of daily work/reports.last_img read more

USDA encourages applications for food security projects across Vermont, New Hampshire

first_imgAs residents of Northern New England prepare for Thanksgiving, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging organizations that fight hunger to consider applying for federal assistance to implement hunger-combating, food security infrastructure.’ ‘ ‘Thanksgiving offers a unique opportunity for all of us to remember those who face hunger on a daily basis,’ said USDA Rural Development Vermont and New Hampshire State Director Ted Brady. ‘USDA is seeking solutions to combat hunger and food insecurity ‘ especially through innovative approaches that match local food systems with hunger-fighting non-profits.’’ Since 2010, USDA Rural Development has used its Communities Facilities Program to fund more than $2 million worth of food security projects aimed at bolstering the food security network in Vermont and New Hampshire. Recipients of the funding include The Vermont Foodbank, Wakefield Food Pantry, The Kitchen Cupboard, Springfield Family Center Food Shelf, The Town of Groton, and Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC).’ ‘ USDA grants and loans have been used to buy equipment for food shelves and pantries such as shelving, refrigeration units, and a vehicle to transport food. As part of the CVCAC project in Barre, Vt., a kitchen and food shelf was built. At the kitchen, underemployed and unemployed participants receive job training in the food services sector of the economy.’  This valuable training enables the participants to develop job skills that enhance their career opportunities and promotes their personal food security.’ The Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program serves non-profits and public bodies located in service areas of up to 20,000 in population. The funding is for capital needs of essential community facilities. In addition to food security projects, other eligible projects include those supporting child care, health care, public safety, municipal infrastructure, libraries, education and energy efficiency.’  Detailed information is available at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HCF_CF.html(link is external).’ ‘  For an application, visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/VTNH-ComFacLoanGrant.html(link is external).’ ‘ Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack noted that Rural Development’s initiative to strengthen and develop the food security network is another reminder of the importance of USDA programs for rural America.’  A comprehensive new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would further expand the rural economy.’  He said that’s just one reason why Congress must pass a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible.’ ‘ President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way ‘ strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.’ USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business, and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. For more information on Rural Development or the Community Facilities Program visit www.rurdev.usda.gov/nh-vtHome.html(link is external) or contact USDA Rural Development at (802) 828-6000 in Vermont and (603) 223-6035 in New Hampshire.last_img read more

ITU welcomes applications for 2020 ASICS World Triathlon Team

first_img Related ITU’s development partnership with ASICS enters its third season in 2020, ready to build on the performances and progress of 2019 but most of all, prepare some athletes for the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.The ASICS World Triathlon Team project provides support, resources and expertise to national federations’ emerging young athletes with the potential to compete at a World Cup level but with a goal set in Olympic participation, as well as identifying and nurturing junior athletes just starting out on their triathlon journeys to Olympic qualification for Paris 2024 and beyond.At the same time, another goal of the project is to increase the number of coaches from emerging or developing nations so that they can gain experience in the preparation and support of athletes competing at World Cup level.Applications for athletes with the potential to qualify and compete at Tokyo 2020 Olympics that have already proven themselves at an ITU Elite, U23, Junior World Championship, World Cup or Continental Championships/Cup level will be favoured.This year, three World Cup events have been named as the ASICS World Triathlon Team events in 2020 prior to the cut-off date (11 May 2020) of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Qualification Period. The selected World Cups will be Brazilia (Brazil) on April 4-5; Valencia (Spain) on May 2nd and Chengdu (China) on May 10th.In order to apply, athletes must have been born before 1990, and have at least two results finishing in the first 66% from Continental Cup events in the past 12 months. A national federation may nominate no more than two male and two female athletes.All athletes selected will be provided with a travel stipend, accommodation, food and the support of coaching, physio and bike mechanics. And, as happened last year, coaches from developing triathlon nations are also invited to apply, with one place available for each project.For more information on the ASICS World Triathlon Team project, please contact Zita Csovelyak, Senior Manager – ITU Development at zita[at]triathlon.org.www.triathlon.orglast_img read more

Selig Goldin Award nominations sought

first_img October 15, 2009 Regular News Selig Goldin Award nominations sought S elig Goldin Award nominations sought Honor recognizes criminal justice system contributionsThe Criminal Law Section is seeking nominations of deserving candidates to receive the Selig I. Goldin Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to Florida’s criminal justice system.The section’s executive council will make its selection at the Bar’s Midyear Meeting in January, and present the award at the section’s honorary luncheon, held during the Bar’s Annual Meeting in June.Nominations must be submitted by December 15 and include the name of the candidate, a description of his or her contribution to the criminal justice system, a biographical sketch or resume, and the candidate’s contact information.Send the nominations to Paige Graham, Criminal Law Section Administrator, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300, phone (850) 561-5628, fax (850) 561-5825, e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Nominations sought for the Selig Goldin Memorial Award

first_img December 15, 2010 Regular News Nominations sought for the Selig Goldin Memorial Award N ominations sought for the Selig Goldin Memorial Award The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section Executive Council is seeking nominations of candidates to receive the Selig I. Goldin Memorial Award, which acknowledges outstanding contribution to Florida’s criminal justice system.This is the highest award given by the Criminal Law Section.Nominations must be submitted by January 17, 2011, and must include the name of the candidate, a description of their contribution to the criminal justice system, a biographical sketch or resume, and the candidate’s contact information.The section will make its decision by February 28, 2011. The award will be bestowed during the Criminal Law Section’s luncheon at the Bar’s Annual Meeting in Orlando.Send nominations to Paige Graham, program administrator, The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, 651 East Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399, phone (850) 561-5628, fax: (850) 561-5825, e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Better Protection for Seafarers

first_imgThe International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva has today agreed in principle two key proposals for amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (2006) (MLC) which will give seafarers better protection under the Code for repatriation and ship-owners’ liability.Global maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers attended the Special Tripartite Committee meeting and week-long sessions to debate the proposed amendments. Apart from one Government that abstained, all others voted in favour, with ship-owners and seafarers being united in their desire to reach sensible and practical resolutions to both issues.The Mission to Seafarers (MtS) said that it is very satisfied with the outcome as seafarers will be more protected than before.The Revd Canon Ken Peters, Director of Justice and Public Affairs who attended throughout the session at Geneva said, “The consensus that has formed around the protection of seafarers is significant and pleasing. It shows that Governments, shipowners and seafarers representatives realise that seafarers must not be left without repatriation. The Mission to Seafarers will continue to organise the provision of the basic necessities of life, such as food and drinking water, to those that are relying on us, knowing that repatriation is in sight and seafarers will not be left abandoned indefinitely with only our help to survive.”The adopted amendments must now be presented to the ILO Conference for acceptance before they can be implemented. The Mission to Seafarers fully expects the Conference to recognise the essential importance of this strengthening of the MLC.Canon Peters paid tribute to the desire of the social partners, shipowners and seafarers to work together to find practical solutions. He added: “Almost all governments clearly showed their intent to ensure the rights of seafarers when confronted by unacceptable conditions.”Ken added: “I would also like to pay tribute to my colleagues on the delegation of the International Christian Maritime Organisation. There is clear co-operation between the various maritime charities, who together continue to make a significant contribution to the welfare of seafarers.”As of March 2014, the ILO’s Abandonment of Seafarers Database listed 159 abandoned merchant ships, some dating back to 2006 with abandonment cases still unresolved. A figure which, The Mission maintains, reflects the significant under- reporting of the problem.In practice when ships are abandoned, seafarers suffer from inhuman conditions as they are aboard what are termed ‘dead ships’. For two and a half months from November 2013, The Mission to Seafarers on the Port of Tyne looked after the crew abandoned on board the MV Donald Duckling. The crew had not been paid and there was a lack of food. There were serious problems on the ship, with no fuel, no light and no heat.This is just one example. Often there is a considerable delay before seafarers are repatriated and this adds to the stress and discomfort of the ordeal. The new provisions will enable quicker repatriation and indeed may reduce the number of abandonments because of the financial security that must now be put in place to address such situations.The Mission to Seafarers, April 11, 2014last_img read more

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FCC Makes the 2.5 GHz Band Available for 5G Applications

first_imgThe Federal Communications Commission has voted to modernize the outdated regulatory framework for the 2.5 GHz band to make this vital mid-band spectrum available for advanced wireless services, including 5G. The 2.5 GHz band – the single largest band of contiguous spectrum below 3 GHz – offers favorable coverage and capacity characteristics for next-generation mobile services.The demand for mid-band spectrum for wireless broadband services, especially 5G, has increased in recent years. The Report and Order approved give incumbent entities more flexibility in how they use this spectrum and provides opportunities for other entities, including Tribal Nations, to access unused spectrum in this band. The Order eliminates restrictions on the types of entities that can hold licenses as well as educational use requirements while preserving incumbent licensees’ private contractual arrangements and provisions in existing leases. Further, the Order removes limitations on leases entered into on a going-forward basis under the Commission’s secondary markets rules, which will create incentives to build out in rural areas.Additionally, the Order establishes a priority filing window for rural Tribal Nations to provide them with an opportunity to obtain unassigned 2.5 GHz spectrum to address the communications needs of their communities. The remaining unassigned spectrum will be available for commercial use via competitive bidding following the completion of the Tribal priority filing window. To maximize participation by small wireless service providers, the Order adopts county-sized overlay licenses, a three-part band plan (2 roughly 50 megahertz blocks and a 16.5 megahertz block), and adopts small business, rural service provider, and Tribal lands bidding credits. The Order also adopts robust buildout requirements to ensure that the spectrum is used to provide service. Much of this spectrum, which is prime for next-generation wireless broadband operations, has been underutilized for many years. The action taken is another step toward closing the digital divide, particularly in rural areas, including rural Tribal areas, that lack reliable wireless broadband services. It is also an important step in advancing United States leadership in 5G and implementing the FCC’s 5G FAST plan.last_img read more

James Connolly and Rory Scholes extend contracts with Connacht for next season

first_imgConnacht Rugby can confirm that James Connolly and Rory Scholes have extended their contracts with the province into the 2018/19 season. Scholes joined Connacht from Edinburgh in summer 2017. He has made three appearances for the senior side in this campaign and also featured for the Connacht Eagles in the B&I Cup.Commenting on the contract extensions, Connacht Head Coach Kieran Keane said: “We are delighted that James and Rory have extended their contracts into next season. We feel we are really building a strong squad and both players will give us even greater options in the 2018/19 campaign.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Since graduating from the Connacht Academy, Connolly has played 28 times for the province. He made his debut in the Challenge Cup in the 2014/15 season and has made six appearances so far this season.last_img read more