African American Studies Adjunct Instructor (Rolling Pool)

first_imgIs any portion of this position grant-funded?No Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Remove from posting on or before Organizational Overview Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Description of the Job Posting Details Working TitleAfrican American Studies Adjunct Instructor (Rolling Pool) -Master’s degree in African American Studies or a related fieldappropriate to the position. Additional Information Resource CriticalYes Job Code/TitleAJ – Adjunct Preferred Qualifications Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/99725 Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Anticipated Hiring Range$1,144 per credit hourcenter_img Normal work days Position NumberJ00001 At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. The Department of African American Studies in the College ofHumanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University isrecruiting a pool of applicants for the 2020 fall and/or 2021spring/summer semesters for possible online adjunct teachingpositions. The Department of African American Studies will contactpersons in the pool whose credentials match our teaching needs inany given semester. This pool will be accessed only when an openingarises. Your credentials will remain active through June 2021.After that time, if you are still interested in adjunct teaching,you must reapply to the pool. Note, we are unable to hireapplicants who are not already in the pool. Required Qualifications -Doctorate in African American Studies or an advanced degree in arelated field appropriate to the position.-Lived experience and/or service that informs worldviews and/orperspectives about minority group status, to include race,ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability.-Experience with delivery of online instruction. Normal work hours CampusMonroe Park Campus Job Open Date07/28/2020 All applications should include the following submitted online viahttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/: 1) a vitae or resume and 2)“Other documents” include contact information for two professionalreferences. For information or questions about the position,contact A. Dae Newman at [email protected] For more informationabout the Department of African American Studies at VCU, visit ourwebsite at: https://afam.vcu.edu/. Only application materialssubmitted through vcujobs will be considered. Open Until FilledNo Hours/Week DepartmentAFAM Studies Sensitive PositionNo Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsOther DocumentResumeCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2last_img read more

Jennings County factory announces expansion

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of: http://www.decaturplastics.com/index.htmlJennings County, In. — Decatur Plastic Products has announced an expansion in Jennings County that will create 40 new jobs by 2019.“Geographically, Indiana is a great location with access to multiple major metropolitan areas and shipping lanes,” said Robert Riley, president and chief financial officer for Decatur Plastic Products. “In addition, there is significant manufacturing within and around Indiana, the state government seeks out mutually-beneficial partnerships with businesses in order to foster growth opportunities, and there are a number of great academic institutions within the state such as Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.”The expansion to the facility will include equipment upgrades and training totaling $3 million. The plan includes improved safety, leadership and career training.Founded in 1983, the company provides injection molding, flocking, assembly and finishing services, as well as engineering and material assistance for its customers, including PK USA, Heartland Automotive and Faurecia. In addition, the company offers supply chain services, providing its customers with inventory management programs as well as warehousing and shipping services. Decatur Plastics Products was one of the first 200 organizations in the world to implement IATF 16949:2016, which is the new and most widely used international quality management systems standard in the automotive industry, completing the transition from the previous standard one year before required.last_img read more

Wellington city council continues crackdown of houses at Tuesday’s meeting

first_imgBy James Jordan, Sumner Newscow correspondent —  The City of Wellington continued its crackdown on houses it deems unsafe at its meeting Tuesday night.Wellington City Code enforcement officer Aaron Norton has been bringing one or two cases to recent city council meetings. He said he plans to keep doing that as long as there is money in the budget to do so.Norton also told the council Frank Johnson, owner of Chisholm Trail Motel, had dropped off required engineering plans and has been told he may proceed with repairs. The city had threatened to shut the hotel down over structural concerns, but recently gave him more time.A public hearing was set for a house at 1222 N. Jefferson on July 21. Norton said utilities had been shut off in November of 2014. At that time the owner agreed to demolish the structure, but since then it has been sold. However, the new owners name is not registered and he has not heard back from the owner of record.Norton said the house has holes in the walls and roof, and the entire back of the structure is open to the elements.After the hearing, if no one shows up to defend the house, the city may vote to demolish it. If the owner shows up and is working to solve the issue, more time may be granted.A house at 611 W. 13th was given a reprieve by the council when the owner, Jason Ray, spoke at a public hearing, and said he was making needed repairs.Council member Kip Etter said he had been working near that house, and has seen progress being made.He now has 60 days to begin construction work on the house. It could be brought back to the council if repairs are not made.An other house was not as fortunate. A house at 613 W. 12th was condemmed by the city after no one showed up to speak at a public hearing.Norton said he had been in touch with the listed owner in May but has not heard back. It has four years of overdue taxes owed, as well as special assessments. The council approved the condemnation, and the owner still has 30 days to either make progress or work out a solution with the city.Several of these houses have been torn down over the last year. In other business: The city council heard from a man who complained that two of his trees had been cut down at 1003 East Woodway by a crew that is often hired by the city. He said one of the trees was going to be cut down anyway, but he did not want the other one cut down.He questioned why the city would do that without permission.City officials did not have an answer and said they would look into it.The council voted to keep its membership in the Kansas Power Pool, which is a group of 23 cities that are art of the Kansas electric system. All of the cities have signed a 20-year contract for power, but this was to remain in the organization.The council has set a work session for 5:30 p.m., June 23 to work on the budget.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +14 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago I know there were talks about a tire drop off program similar to the one Sedgwick County did a few months back for no charge. Has anyone else heard of this?? This would help combat the mosquitos and also help clean up the city. Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago Why is the City only cracking down on houses they want to demolish? Why don’t they crack down on the numerous code violations on hundreds of houses all over town? There’s a lot of houses in this town, with people living in them, that are obviously unsafe, yet the City does nothing!! Let’s get this town cleaned up!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 269 weeks ago Live Well has it right! Wellington needs to be cleaned up and the residents need to abide by the codes. Why is it necessary that a neighbor has to call the Compliance Officer to complain about violations when the police and city personnel drive by the same residence and see violations? It is not right to have to pit neighbor against neighbor. In my own personal experience this leads to retaliation by the offender, and then nothing is done by the city personnel to correct that problem either. In my block there is a person who is running a car repair shop, and vehicles are often being brought in by Strickland Towing on large trailers. They have even blocked the street at times while unloading. There are numerous untagged vehicles on the lot, and this has been going on for several years. The Highway Patrol officers have been there in the past, as well as Police Officers, but the situation continues. Often the whine of a grinder or sander can be heard half a block away. Businesses with the ensuing vehicles, industrial trailers, bobcats, mowers, etc. should not be allowed in residential zoned areas. Yet if one calls to report the same and asks that the situation be corrected, you are branded as a “complainer”. What do these obstacles do to the value of the well maintained homes in the area if one decides to sell?? The first step in making “Live Well, Live Wellington” a fact is to enforce the regulations and clean up the area. Report Reply 2 replies · active 268 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago Just take a drive out to the COOP and back into town, and look at the first three to four structures you see once inside the city limits. This is first impression that anyone from out of town gets of Wellington… Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Sammi Murdoch · 268 weeks ago I’m curious if you would be willing to email or call the shop with where we are taking these vehicles in residential areas. I work for Stricklands as a dispatcher and would be more then happy to bring this issue up to the bosses. You can email me personally at [email protected] or please call our shop at 620-326-2591. Report Reply -2 Vote up Vote down Visitor · 268 weeks ago Sounds like you need to change the name from Wellington to Snobville. No wonder no one wants to live there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 268 weeks ago How do you put a property on the list? Everyone in my neighborhood has complained about 703 e. Lincoln and to no progress on clean up. And no pride in this town or your property is the problem. Only a person who rents would call this place snobville. Property owners want to protect their investments and i didn’t sign up to live next to Fred Sanford ‘ s wet dream. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Capers steps out of father’s shadow to lead Chartiers Valley over West Mifflin

first_imgTitans quarterback senior Imir Sanders has flourished in coach Tim Brennan’s newly installed flexbone offense all season, and he led West Mifflin down the field and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to D. J. Hayes and went into halftime trailing only 14-7.Chartiers Valley’s Sean Lapcevic fumbled a punt early in the third quarter and Sanders hit Scott Perhach on a 45-yard bomb for his second touchdown throw of the game to bring the home crowd to life.On the Colts next drive, Lapcevic made up for the fumble by catching a 37-yard pass from Capers, setting up the Colts deep in West Mifflin territory.Then Capers dazzled the crowd by scrambling around in his backfield, and finally hitting Lapcevic for a 14-yard touchdown pass, giving them the lead again, 21-14.The Capers and Sanders show continued. Sanders gave the home crowd just enough time to “get their popcorn ready” before he threw another touchdown pass, his third of the game. This time it was a 37-yarder to Ricky Olasz. But a missed extra point kick by Alex Durrani left the Titans down by a point, 21-20.With time ticking away in the game, West Mifflin had a chance to tie up the game, but Sanders misjudged the speed of cornerback Beau Carson. Carson stepped in front of the intended receiver and returned the interception 34 yards for a touchdown. A Joe Pacella kick gave the Colts a 28-20 victory.On a weekend where the NFL welcomed back Michael Vick, the sellout crowd at West Mifflin was treated to an outstanding performance by Sanders, but it was Capers who is beginning to rocket his status into some legendary comparisons. BREAKING AWAY—Wayne Capers Jr. of Chartiers Valley pulls away from Ryan Jones of West Mifflin. The sophomore quarterback threw for one touchdown and ran for one in the Colts 28-20 win over West Mifflin. The drab weather—intermittent rain showers and the 90-minute delay to the start of the game because the referees went to the wrong field—didn’t put a damper on the excitement and anticipation of any of the expected offensive fireworks coming from the Capers- led Colts.“I’m glad this game wasn’t postponed because the referees went to the wrong field, because I wanted to see Capers,” said Jonathan Whaley, MSA Sports Network play-by-play and color analyst. “I circled this game as soon as I received our season schedule.”With the focus of the West Mifflin’s entire defense squarely on Capers, Beau Carson, a speedster was largely ignored by the Titans, and blew past them for a 54-yard touchdown run to put the Colts ahead 7-0.On West Mifflin’s first possession they marched down the field like a group of G-20 summit protesters, but the Colts defensive patrol was able to block off the end zone as the Titans failed on their fourth down attempt.Capers, who leads the WPIAL in scoring and total offense, used his arm and his legs to put the Colts ahead 14-0. His 22-yard touchdown run had many comparing him to some of the WPIAL legends of the past.“I played for Washington High School and had to practice against Brian Davis every day,” said Sam Hall. “I watched Capers play both basketball and football and he has the same qualities that made Davis an All-American.”West Mifflin also has a tradition and some stars of their own. COMMAND PERFORMANCE—West Mifflin senior quarterback Imir Sanders threw three touchdown passes but it was not enough as the Titans lost to Chartiers Valley, 28-20.  Wayne Capers Jr., ranked by many as the best sophomore quarterback in the state, passed for one touchdown and rushed for another to lead No. 3 ranked Chartiers Valley (4-0) over previously unbeaten West Mifflin, 28-10. Capers’ mother is Robbin Smith Capers, a former women’s basketball star at the University of Kansas, who played high school athletics in the Pittsburgh City League. Both his older sisters (Tanesha and Shea), were star athletes at Chartiers Valley. His father, Wayne Sr., played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts, but it’s Wayne Jr., who is beginning to become a household name in the WPIAL.last_img read more