Faculty, Contributing – Ph.D. Social Work and DSWWalden University is an accredited institution that has beenserving the higher education needs of professionals for more than40 years. Offered online, Walden’s doctoral, master’s, andbachelor’s degree programs are designed to help students achievetheir goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the livesof others.Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. The BabaraSolomonSchool of Social Work and Human Services seeks facultymembers for the Ph.D. in Social Work and the Doctor of Social Workprograms to commit to contributing faculty positions. This is anopportunity for candidates to share their professional experienceand academic knowledge, particularly in the areas of researchmentoring, with students across the country and around the world.With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, the facultymember can teach on his or her own schedule while maintaining otherprofessional and personal commitments.GENERAL SUMMARYWalden University seeks a dynamic, innovative faculty member forthis contributing (part-time) position in the Ph.D. in Social Workand the DSW programs. Key responsibilities of this position includementoring student research and teaching courses..What to Expect as a Walden Faculty MemberFaculty members educate Walden University students by effectivelyand proficiently using online technology and resources so thatknowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to andshared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, wellwritten, and timely communications. This is accomplished in anenvironment that is respectful of the student, the faculty member,Walden University, and the discipline in which the faculty memberis involved.Course Teaching/AvailabilityFaculty members are assigned content courses, which are taughtusing the Blackboard platform, and are responsible for interactingwith students within the LMS. Discussion Boards for classrooms areopen 24 hours per day, 7 days per weekThe university suggests regular and predictable availability, suchas online office hours or regular online chats; office hours may berequired based on program or college policy. For PhD dissertationand DSW capstone project courses, which are also taught using theBlackboard platform, faculty members who serve as chairs of thedoctoral committees are expected to be in the classroom a minimumof once a week, responding to their doctoral mentees in asubstantive manner.Research MentorshipFaculty mentors may be assigned to work one-on-one with students tohelp students meet the research requirements of their degree.Faculty members are responsible for the provision of timelyfeedback, approval, assessment, and evaluation of each student’swork within the classroom.ResidenciesGraduate-level faculty may be invited to attend Residencies helddomestically or internationally, where they will teach face-to-faceintensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-widediscussions. Contributing (part-time) faculty may be invited toparticipate but are not required to attend.Tools/TechnicalSkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedare representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.Licensing/CertificationFaculty members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or an institution thatis recognized by a country’s ministry of education in thediscipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed orlicense-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Facultymembers must maintain their licenses and any appropriatecertifications in order to continue to teach at Walden University.Faculty members are also expected to maintain currency withresearch by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. Ifparticipating in research, the faculty member may publish andacknowledge Walden University.TravelContributing faculty members may have the opportunity to travel touniversity events and residencies. When traveling to these events,the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in theevent. For core faculty, there will be required travel throughoutthe year.EDUCATION and EXPERIENCEThe successful candidate will have:An earned Ph.D. or DSW from an accredited university in SocialWork.Experience sitting on/chairing dissertation committeesPossess a significant record of academic (i.e., publications,presentations) and/or professional contributions to the field ofstudy.A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience at the degree level ofthe program and one year of online teaching experience ispreferredA commitment to supporting student success in a diverse populationof adult learners.Have a commitment to the social change mission of WaldenUniversity.Experience with an on-line learning platform and leveragingtechnology in learning (required). Proficiency with SPSS forquantitative faculty and/or NVivo for qualitative faculty,preferred.Experience in quantitative or qualitative researchmethodologies.Be expected to perform other duties and responsibilities thatmanagement may deem necessary from time to time.Technology RequirementsFaculty members are expected to have a personal computer with virusprotection and Internet access. Walden University provides a Waldene-mail account and access to the learning platform,password-protected faculty sections of the website, university andcollege listservs, and other faculty communications tools.About Walden University: For more than 45 years, Walden Universityhas served the higher education needs of working professionals.More than 47,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150countries pursue their doctoral, master’s or bachelor’s degreesonline in a variety of fields, including: Business and Management,Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, Information Technology,Education, and Nursing. As part of the Laureate InternationalUniversities network, you’ll be able to touch lives in yourcommunity and change the world of education.
These positions require board certification/eligibility in thespecialties listed above.Our main clinical campus is located in the Philadelphiametropolitan area approximately 8 miles from Philadelphia, 1 hourfrom the Atlantic Ocean and 2 hours from New York City.Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equalopportunity employment.All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.Advertised: Jan 14 2021 Eastern Standard TimeApplications close: Physicians and Advance Practice Nurses for various Rowan MedicinePracticesSUMMARY: The planned expansion of Rowan University School ofOsteopathic Medicine and its clinical practice plan, RowanMedicine, is fueling a need to expand the faculty at one ofAmerica’s elite osteopathic medical schools. We are seeking severalfull-time faculty from the specialties of Family Medicine,Internal Medicine, Med-Peds, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine,Pediatrics, Physician Medicine & Rehabilitation andPsychiatry to join our faculty in several integrated practicesincluding the NeuroMusculoskeletalInstitute (NMI) and Rowan IntegratedSpecial Needs (RISN) Center .Rowan University is a rapidly growing Carnegie-classified nationalpublic research university. Its School of Osteopathic Medicine wasestablished more than 40 years ago and enjoys a stellar reputationfor clinical care, research and medical education.The selected candidates for these positions will provide and managedirect patient care at one or more of Rowan Medicine’s out-patientclinical offices located in the Southern New Jersey area and willhave an active role in training and educating the next generationof medical students, interns, residents and fellows. Additionally,successful candidates will enjoy opportunities for facultydevelopment and collaborative research with colleagues specializingin multiple disciplines throughout the University.Most positions will offer an opportunity and dedicated time forteaching medical students in their first two years in a newsatellite medical school campus.Most positions require a valid New Jersey medical license, CDSlicense and DEA license. All positions offer a comprehensivebenefits package and competitive salary. Opportunities andexpectations associated with specific positions include:Physicians and APNs Provide compassionate patient care focused on quality and valuebased careWork with a multidisciplinary team caring for patients,including those with complex intellectual, physical anddevelopmental disabilities and their familiesParticipate in collaborative research with faculty, residentsand studentsNMI physicians would additionally provide care to patientsseeking pain management and outpatient substance use treatmentTeaching medical students and residents in their clinicalskills development in the office while seeing patientsMost positions will include an opportunity to teach medicalstudents in their first 2 years with dedicated time allocated for avariety of teaching opportunities, which include: Problem-basedLearning facilitation , assisting medical students to learnhistory-taking, physical exam, procedures and osteopathicmanipulation skills in the lab settingMay require participation in pre and post-doctoral trainingactivities, education and staff development; involvement indepartment, school and university committees
A funeral mass was offered Dec. 28 at St. Anthony Church for James L. Mussi Jr., 93, of Union City. He passed away in his home on Dec. 23. He leaves his wife of 70 years, Mary Mussi; his children Geraldine M. Iannaconi (Joseph), James L. Mussi III and Edward F. Mussi (Laurie). He was the grandfather of Jennifer Iannaconi, Emily Fernandez, Liz Iannaconi, James L. Muzzi IV, Catherine Mussi, Keriann Mussi and Edward Mussi Jr, as well as great grandchildren Joey and Juliana Fernandez.Jim was a lifelong Hudson County resident. He was born in Hoboken to Madeline Schaefer and James L Mussi Sr. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII, where he served as Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart. After returning from the service, he was the owner and operator of Ace Food Products until his retirement. Jim not only took pride in his business, but truly relished the friends he made on his route. He was a longtime member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, Gunners Association, and the 303rd Bomb Group Hells Angels.Jim served as a lector and usher at St. Joseph and Michael Church as well as a cast and crew member for their annual production of Veronica’s Veil. He was also an active participant in the Catholic Club, Holy Name Society, and the Knights of Columbus, and volunteered for The Boys and Girls Scouts, Parents Guild, and CYO at St. Joseph’s School. He loved bowling, playing cards, cruising and spending time with his grandchildren.Services arranged by the Leber Funeral Home in Union City.
News story: LEGO® teams up with Year of Engineering campaign to inspire and develop the engineers of the future
LEGO® is the latest company to announce its support for the Year of Engineering, joining the likes of Apple, Usborne and the BBC along with more than 1,400 other businesses, charities, schools and colleges.The engineering profession needs 203,000 skilled people each year to 2024, and has an annual shortage of 20,000 graduates. The workforce also faces a major lack of diversity – only 12% of engineers are female and just 6% come from black, Asian or minority ethnic groups. The campaign aims to help change this by giving young people in all corners of the UK the chance to take a closer look at engineering by experiencing it for themselves – from meeting engineering role models in their school to taking part in hands on activities and workshops or engineering open doors events with their families.This summer the Year of Engineering is inviting children to get curious and creative during the school holidays with The Holiday Makers campaign which encourages them to collect engineering experiences and take part in activities at home for the chance to win prizes and wow their classmates. Supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the collaboration will build on FIRST® LEGO® League – a global and UK-wide challenge that sees students take on engineering challenges to tackle global problems, from hydro-electricity to space exploration. Engineers of the Future aims to bring this competition to a wider group of young people, through both the schools roadshow and the Engineers of the Future challenge, a competition that encourages FIRST® LEGO® League teams to share their experience with other local schools and create inspiring films of their projects. The winning teams will get the chance to showcase their inventions and films at a special event in Parliament later this year, aimed at demonstrating the importance of modern engineering skills to MPs.Camilla Bottke, Head of LEGO® Education After School and Competition, said: Government Year of Engineering Envoy, Steven Metcalfe, said: Engineers are at the forefront of technology and infrastructure advances which are shaping all of our lives, from how we communicate and travel to tackling major challenges in healthcare and the environment. But the opportunities of this creative, innovative and hugely important profession are all too often misunderstood and overlooked by young people and their parents. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce our collaboration with LEGO® as part of the Year of Engineering. LEGO®’s enduring popularity is testament to the curiosity, ingenuity and creativity that make so many children natural engineers, and Engineers of the Future is a chance to build on this – helping young people from all backgrounds discover how these skills could be their passport to a varied, well-paid and exciting career that makes a real difference to the world around them. The building blocks to a lifelong passion for engineering could be a step closer for thousands of children across the UK, as LEGO® has announced its support for a national campaign to bring children face to face with engineering experiences and role models.The Engineers of the Future roadshow will be heading to primary schools across the UK this autumn as part of the government’s Year of Engineering campaign. Led by engineers equipped with LEGO® Education solutions, including LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 and LEGO® Education MINDSTORMS® EV3 , the roadshow aims to inspire children by giving them access to quality hands-on learning experiences and by helping them to discover the exciting opportunities that are possible for all young aspiring engineers.For many of the children taking part it will also be their first chance to meet engineers face to face, giving them career role models from different backgrounds and helping transform perceptions of what it means to be an engineer.Minister for the Year of Engineering, Nusrat Ghani, said: Year of Engineering enquiries Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Find out more about the Engineers of the Future Challenge and how schools can get involved.For details of Year of Engineering events and activities taking part across the country, including how kids can take part in the Holiday Makers challenge, head to www.yearofengineering.gov.uk. The IET is the delivery partner for FIRST® LEGO® League in the UK and Ireland. We are extremely proud to be working with both LEGO® and the government to inspire the engineers of the future. The need for young people with STEM skills has never been greater and the Year of Engineering provides us with a brilliant platform to showcase the fantastic opportunities available to those who follow a career path into the profession. Working with students at the Engineers of the Future roadshows will be a great reminder of why the IET is working to engineer a better world. I’m delighted to be joining with local schools, LEGO® and the Institution of Engineering and Technology at Sage UK, for this fantastic launch event. The Engineers of the Future roadshow will give school children across the country a unique perspective on the exciting opportunities engineering presents when it hits the road in the autumn. If it’s greeted as enthusiastically when it travels the country as it has been in Newcastle then it should prove a tremendous success and an inspiring introduction to the world of engineering for children across the country. For more than 35 years it has been our mission to inspire and develop all children, equipping them with the right skills to empower them to succeed, whatever their background and whatever their ambition. Our experience shows us the importance of supporting the development of STEM skills in children from an early age. We are delighted to be part of the UK government’s Year of Engineering initiative to further our commitment to developing these important STEM skills in children across the country and leveraging technology to give children the opportunity to become aspiring engineers. LEGO® teams up with the Year of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology for the Engineers of the Future roadshow, giving schoolchildren from across the UK the opportunity to meet engineers and to experience hands-on learning with LEGO® Education solutions the collaboration will build on the success of the FIRST® LEGO® League to reach a diverse group of children with the aim to inspire and develop the UK’s engineers of the future the Year of Engineering is a government-led campaign to tackle a major skills gap and lack of diversity in the profession, by showing children from all backgrounds the variety, creativity and opportunity of engineering Nigel Fine, Chief Executive of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), said: Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Switchboard 0300 330 3000
Source: Twelve TrianglesScottish bakery Twelve Triangles has opened a new food store on Easter Road in Edinburgh.The 560 sq ft site will offer baked goods, takeaway dishes and fresh produce, as well as soft serve ice cream. It is open from 8:30am-6pm on Wednesday to Sunday.Founded by Rachel Morgan and Emily Cuddleford, Twelve Triangles has four other bakeries across the city.The store emphasises produce for customers to cook at home or prepared sandwiches, pies and salads, alongside its popular sourdough, cakes and pastries.Coffees and takeaway dishes are served through a hatch onto the street, with affogato – soft serve ice cream topped with a shot of espresso coffee – already proving popular, it added.“Our Easter Road site was originally planned as a restaurant but times have changed and we’re delighted with our new food store. We’re still able to use the large kitchen and the expertise of our chefs, Joe and Connor. We’re placed at the heart of burgeoning food and drink scene in this part of the city,” said co-founder Emily Cuddleford.The open-plan kitchen is headed by Joe Halworth, who is currently developing dishes for the store, as well as seasonal pop up dinners to be served through the street hatch. These will include a range of pies, including a classic mini pork pie, as well as weekly specials such as pumpkin, feta & tomato to braised goat, mint, oregano & preserved lemon.Connor Stewart, who has moved from Twelve Triangle’s Leith bakery, will be developing a range of pastries, cakes and cookies.“While really good baking remains at the heart of Twelve Triangles, this new store celebrates our love of an even greater range of wonderful food. There’s a real joy to this project as we’re able to explore new flavours, techniques and dishes whilst celebrating the local producers we treasure,” Cuddleford added.The bakery launched a home delivery service across Edinburgh during the lockdown period, primarily using bicycle couriers.
University President Fr. John Jenkins held his first office hours of the year Wednesday, which gave students the opportunity to discuss issues on campus or in their personal lives with the president. Junior Reid Brewster met with Jenkins to discuss the death of someone in his family. “I definitely came out of the meeting with Fr. John feeling refined,” Brewster said. “He sort of gave me a new perspective on how to deal with death and how best to move forward not only as a Catholic, but also just as a person.” Brewster urged students to take advantage of Jenkins’ office hours. “It gives you an opportunity to connect with him much more personally and get a backstage view of what kind of man he is,” Brewster said. Jenkins had previously sent a campus-wide e-mail inviting students to his office hours. “I was so surprised that the president of a university would want to, amidst his busy schedule, meet with the students and hear about their issues,” Brewster said. “It’s something I definitely respected and appreciated.” Senior Liz Furman, a member of the Campus Labor Action Project, addressed the University’s investments in HEI Hotels & Resorts with Jenkins. Furman said hotel workers have allegedly poor working conditions, expensive health care premiums and are intimidated when they try to form a union. Other worker complaints involved low wages and heavy workloads. “It’s just really hard to fight against a corporation, especially a corporation that’s employing you,” Furman said. “We think that the University should be investigating this more thoroughly.” During her discussion with Jenkins, Furman urged the administration to meet with HEI hotel workers and adopt more transparent investment practices. Furman said the meeting was worth her time, even though she still disagrees with the University. “I think it gave me a better idea of where the University stands on these issues, even though I disagree with it,” Furman said. An average of about 300 students request an appointment to meet with Jenkins during his office hours, but the office can accommodate only a third of those students, said Mirella Riley, executive assistant to the Office of the President. “There’s a widespread interest in students to participate in office hours and to meet Fr. Jenkins or to bring a special concern to his attention,” Riley said. The office typically groups students who have a common complaint together. “Students themselves can dialogue with one another in Fr. John’s presence, and I think he does a good job of facilitating those perspectives and sharing his own perspectives,” Riley said. “Obviously when the conversations are more personal or confidential in nature, we don’t do that.” A typical complaint involves construction on campus. “We’ve had students who have said, ‘This is great in terms of facilities and I’m glad that Notre Dame is providing these types of facilities for us as students,’” Riley said. “Then students on the other end have said that in expanding, Notre Dame is losing the intimacy and character of the campus.” Jenkins will hold office hours again in November. Students must sign up in advance by completing a form available at http://president.nd.edu Jenkins has been holding office hours since 2006 and Riley said he values interacting with students in a more informal setting. “We notice at least in the office that he is very energized by meeting with the students,” Riley said.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: PixabayCORNING — Congressman Tom Reed says more stimulus money is likely to be included in a nearly $1.5 trillion Congressional stimulus package.Reed was asked by WNYNewsNow for his thoughts on another package during his weekly media conference Thursday. The Corning Republican says the package should highlight the efforts of American workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.“What we’ve advocated for is that the stimulus benefits go directly to the American workers,” Reed said. “Workers who’ve showed up through the crisis deserve a bonus, in my humble opinion. This is not only just our heroes of our health care workers, but the people that’ve showed up at the convenience stores, our grocery stores.”“What I’ve been advocating for, and trying to push, with the (Trump) Administration and with our Senate colleagues, is we should, if we’re going to do stimulus, let’s give it to the American worker and have them use those monies that they’ve earned in regards to stimulating the economy and making their lives a little bit better off.” Reed previously co-sponsored a bipartisan bill called the “Rewarding American Workers Act” as part of an effort to reword American workers. The bill, however, is currently at a standstill in the House Ways and Means Committee.Multimedia Journalist Justin Gould contributed to this report.
Thanksgiving is a time when you come together with people you see once or twice a year. It is a time to give thanks, watch too many parades and football games, and eat until you can’t stand the site of food any longer. This has been the way my family and I have done it ever since I can remember. We head to Pennsylvania with our snow boots on and belts one notch looser so we can grow into them later that day. When this past year’s Thanksgiving rolled around, my family decided to break tradition and head into the mountains to have what we now cherish as one of the most memorable holidays we have experienced.About 30 minutes from civilization deep in the mountains of western Virginia lies a small cabin nestled between the mountainside and the James River. Arriving after sunset and later than expected, thanks to a heavy snowfall that day, we quickly nestled into bed eager to wake up Thanksgiving morning to take in our surroundings. There are six of us in my immediate family so we felt very close (literally) sleeping in a two room cabin. When Thanksgiving morning rolled around I woke up and immediately grabbed my hammock, put on boots, mustered my siblings and ran outside to see what adventures were amongst us. Right beside the cabin were steep steps covered in snow built into the river bank leading down to a narrow path beside the river.I hung my hammock right beside the river from a tree whose branch reached slightly across the rushing waters. We all hung out here for a while admiring the strong river and snow covered mountains behind it until Mom called us in to eat. Usually the meal is a focal point of Thanksgiving. While we were enjoying every bite of the warm potatoes dripping with gravy and all the other tantalizing food, we ate fast and made sure not to fill up — we were about to go exploring!With the country roads still snowy and the sun beginning to peak through the clouds and brighten the mountainside, we drove to a trail head that we noticed driving into camp the night prior. As we began our ascent up the trail, it was evident from the fresh powdered snow that no one else had been there to leave their tracks. The path led up the side of a rocky stream where we crossed twice by bridge and once by large rocks poking above the ice cold water. There were several teasingly small, crystal blue, cascading waterfalls glimmering in the snow like a picture on a calendar. Our surroundings were so calm and peaceful. All you could hear was the stream flowing and our boots crunching through the snow. Two or three miles up the trail we began to hear a faint rustling noise. As we pressed on, the soft beat turned into a roaring rush. We approached a wide, gushing waterfall that was clearly the purpose of this trail. As we sat and watched the fall spill out into a deep blue water hole surrounded by splashed rocks and shimmering snow, we admired all great and powerful beauty amongst us.My older brother and I are in college and rarely make the trip home. When we are home, my dad works full time so it is hard to all be together. Just like most families, we bicker and argue about useless things like whose turn it is to clean up dinner. However, as we sat in awe at the power of nature and this special holiday, it seemed as if nothing else mattered except for being with the people you love in the beautiful outdoors. It is hard to describe the strong bonding and love for one another we experienced Thanksgiving Day underneath that waterfall. None of us would hesitate to say that day was full of memorable moments that will continue to bring back warm recollections for years to come. In this fast-paced game we call life, it is very important to slow it down, be with your loved ones, and give thanks to everything this earth has blessed us with.
The House Financial Services Committee passed the Cybersecurity and Financial System Resilience Act (H.R. 4458) by voice vote Wednesday. CUNA supports the bill and expressed its support in a letter to committee leadership earlier this week.H.R. 4458 would require NCUA and other sectors’ regulators to each issue an annual report to Congress describing measures the respective agency has taken to strengthen cybersecurity with respect to its functions as a regulator, including the supervision and regulation of financial institutions and, where applicable, third-party service providers.It would enhance the Federal Information Security Modernization Act through reporting requirements while also requiring the regulators to ensure robust oversight of their regulated entities, which is already a primary duty of the regulators. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
The NCUA board passed a final real estate appraisals rule, approved an exemption from the Bank Secrecy Act’s Customer Identification Program and heard a briefing on the new MERIT Examination system at its Thursday meeting.The appraisals final rule adopts the interim final rule approved by the board in June without change. It defers the requirement to obtain an appraisal or written estimate of market value for up to 120 days following the closing of certain residential and commercial real estate transactions, excluding transactions for acquisition, development and construction of real estate.It will be effective as soon as it is published in the Federal Register and remain in effect through Dec. 31.CIP ExemptionThe board also authorized an order granting an exemption from the BSA CIP requirements for certain loans to facilitate purchases of property and casualty insurance policies. This is a joint order together with the other federal financial regulators expanding a related order issued in September 2018. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr