The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University ofHouston invites applications for a position as part-time lecturerto teach courses in Religious Studies, with a specialization inSystematic Theology and Ethics and related topics. This is anon-tenure track position and lecturer appointments are made on asemester basis.We seek a scholar specializing in Systematic Theology and thecomparative study of religious ethics. Areas of specializationcould include any topic in Systematic Theology, comparativeperspectives on human interactions, or eco-theology. The successfulcandidate should have a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and/or Ethicsand should have teaching experience in these areas at theundergraduate level. Applicants with a Master’s degree in a relatedfiled will also be considered.To apply candidates must submit a Letter of Application, CurriculumVitae, 3 professional references, and unofficial Transcripts. Weencourage applicants to demonstrate how their teaching willstrengthen the comparative perspective of our Religious StudiesProgram. Our Department of Comparative Cultural Studies combinesdegree programs in Religious Studies, Anthropology, and LiberalStudies.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Candidates with a Master’s degree will be considered in the relatedfield, preference will be given to Ph.D. candidates.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.
Posting DetailsPosting NumberA00178PClassification TitlePosition TypeAdjunct FacultyDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleResidential Adjunct ProfessorDoes this position require driving?NoContactContact Phone ExtContact EmailJob Summary/Basic FunctionIt is expected that an adjunct faculty member will model a personalcommitment to the goals and values of Liberty University, engage inan active commitment to, and experience of, personal spiritualformation within a biblically-informed Christian worldview, andfollow lesson plans developed for the course they are facilitating.Adjunct faculty should view the course being taught as a means to asignificant educational end. They should strive to employ a varietyof techniques for the development of good learning conditions, vieweach student as a unique individual, and insofar as is possible,provide for individual differences, abilities, and interests.- Teach from approved curriculum in accordance with assignedschedule to ensure student satisfaction.- Assist students in achieving completion of objectives andlearning outcomes.- Provide regular and timely feedback to students.- Participate in school retention initiatives by maintainingproductive conduct with students and by getting in touch with, andoffering assistance to absent students.- Advise students in matters related to academics, attendance, andbehaviors.- Motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of theeducational process.- Maintain and report student grades and attendance in accordancewith university policies.- Other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications- To teach at the graduate level, the following is required: anearned doctorate with either 18 hours in the discipline for whichyou are applying or professional certification relevant to thediscipline.- To teach at the undergraduate level, the following is required:an earned masters degree in a business discipline with either 18hours in the discipline for which you are applying or professionalcertification relevant to the discipline.- Degree must be from an institution accredited by an accreditingagency recognized by the U.S Department of Education.- Superior interpersonal, customer service, presentation, andcommunication skills.- Creative, innovative, and problem-solving skills.- Proven organizational skills and ability to complete assignmentstimely and accurately with minimum supervision.- Proficiency with MS Office, Blackboard and the Internet.- Demonstrated strengths in teaching at the college level isessential.- Applications for consideration will only be accepted via LibertyUniversity’s online automated application process.Preferred QualificationsAt least 3 years experience in your discipline at the mid- orsenior-level of an organization.Work HoursVariesPosting Date05/24/2019Special Instructions for ApplicantsQuicklinkhttps://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/22397Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeTranscriptsLetter of RecommendationCurriculum VitaeLBTS Doctrinal Statement (For Seminary Faculty ONLY)Teaching PhilosophyPastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2Optional DocumentsCover LetterUnofficial Transcript 1Other DocumentProfessional License(s)Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Photo credit: Art Schwartz NORTH BERGEN — The annual Hudson County Fair is returning to Braddock Park this Friday. But this time, the fun and activities will last two weekends instead of one.The events begin Friday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 10 p.m., and the 30 and 1st, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.That schedule will repeat itself for the following weekend, beginning Oct. 6 through the 9th. The fair will feature food, rides, and a 90 foot Ferris wheel. Live bands, including The Nerds, Under Pressure, and Men of Horses will also perform during the festivities.“It went over so well, that everyone keeps asking us to do it twice a year,” said Freeholder Anthony Vainieri, who was instrumental in reviving the festival after it went defunct in the 1970s.“This way, if people go away one weekend, or if they’re not around, they can maybe make it to next weekend. That’s why we extended it a weekend before.” ×Photo credit: Art Schwartz
This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.It took Will Butler a few years to find the time, but where to continue his education was never in question.“Part of why I’m at a policy school and not an art school is because I care about context, and the context of the humanity enriches the art,” said Butler, a multi-instrumentalist in the indie rock band Arcade Fire who graduates from Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) midcareer master’s program in public administration. “I don’t think historicizing art has to cheapen it. I think you can be of two minds [on] things.”Butler first applied to HKS in 2012 but band commitments intervened. After deferring a second acceptance, he began his studies in fall 2016 and found it valuable to be in an academic environment during and after the election.“It’s nice to be in a space hearing how government works, and foreign policy works, from the horse’s mouth,” said Butler, whose areas of interest are international development and the state of America. “It feels very apropos to be plugged into that world.”He said Arcade Fire’s purpose has never been simply about music.“You try to be a human, and then it’s a bit of a mystery how the art is produced. We’ve always had to take time off and live just on a human level. That’s always been our method — engaging with the community and then questioning ourselves and then making art,” he said.The band’s efforts to affect change helped point Will toward HKS. His older brother, Win, founded Arcade Fire with Régine Chassagne, whose family had fled Haiti for Canada during the Duvalier dictatorship. In 2007, the band began giving $1 from every concert ticket sold to Partners In Health. After a decade of sales (and engaging other musical groups to do the same through the nonprofit Plus 1) and having trained thousands of outreach volunteers, Arcade Fire helped raise more than $4 million, earning the band the 2016 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award in Canada.“I came here to figure out how to help them better and, in a general sense, how to move this mission [forward], of caring for people who have less power,” Butler said. “It’s part of the same conversation that Haitians are having and Rwandans are having, and I’ll be doing it in a slightly more informed manner than just going around playing shows.”The band, which will release an album this year and has scheduled a European tour this summer, typically plays to crowds of 10,000, a size Butler said makes him think about the way he interacts with them “that is real and human.” That may be why History & Literature lecturer Timothy P. McCarthy’s course “The Art of Communication” offered him so much insight.“After the election, I felt like I need to talk to everybody,” Butler said. “It’s a rare resource to have (such a big stage). An artistic experience is not nothing, but maybe there is more to be done.”He plugged into the School’s diverse cohort, connecting with students from Nigeria and Azerbaijan and hearing freedom-of-speech arguments from a range of voices that included a student from Singapore and former Obama administration officials.“Part of what has been great about being here and being a little older,” said Butler, who is 35, “is not caring terribly much about formal constraints or hierarchy. I really see everyone as my peer. That’s how I approach music and performance as well. It’s communicating with as opposed to performing for.”Butler will return to the stage with a deeper appreciation of how music is so closely tied to issues of race, equality, and social justice. In the fall course “Political Revolutions” with Leah Wright Rigueur, assistant professor of public policy, Butler studied Detroit, learning about the black struggle for civil rights, the white citizens’ councils, and the 1967 riots in that city.“Motown is three-quarters of a mile from where the riots started. It’s not a historical force. Marvin Gaye was recording ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing.’ ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ also happened. You can look at those songs from a policy lens and a political lens,” Butler said, “but you can also divorce them from that and hear them as an aesthetic event. I vote for engaging on all levels.”
continue reading » With student loan debt escalating each year, many Americans are more focused on making a living than living their lives. Student loan holders are struggling to pay rent, cover basic expenses or start a savings account while also paying off their education. In fact, less than half of parents are saving for college and 40 percent of people estimate it will take six to 30 years to pay off their loans.This national issue led us at First Tech Federal Credit Union to roll out our Student Loan Refinancing Program and last fall, we started offering help to people who are buried in debt. Hundreds of people have taken advantage of this opportunity to bring their loans under control and get on the fast track to prosperity. Members saw tangible results, including savings in interest, reduction in payoff time and lower monthly payments.Not all existing student loans will qualify for refinance under our program; eligibility depends on the school of graduation and the degree. The school must be Title IV eligible (under the Higher Education Act), non-profit and offer bachelors, masters and/or doctorate degrees. A Title IV school is an institution that processes U.S. federal student aid. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Washington Examiner 29 December 2016Family First Comment: Idiotic (but not the first dumb law out of California!) “Legalising child prostitution will only incentivize the increased exploitation of underage girls. Immunity from arrest means law enforcement can’t interfere with minors engaging in prostitution — which translates into bigger and better cash flow for the pimps. Simply put, more time on the street and less time in jail means more money for pimps, and more victims for them to exploit.”Yep. Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.This terribly destructive legislation was written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California’s state government with a two-thirds “supermajority.” To their credit, they are sincere in their belief that decriminalizing underage prostitution is good public policy that will help victims of sex trafficking. Unfortunately, the reality is that the legalization of underage prostitution suffers from the fatal defect endemic to progressive-left policymaking: it ignores experience, common sense and most of all human nature — especially its darker side.The unintended but predictable consequence of how the real villains — pimps and other traffickers in human misery — will respond to this new law isn’t difficult to foresee. Pimping and pandering will still be against the law whether it involves running adult women or young girls. But legalizing child prostitution will only incentivize the increased exploitation of underage girls. Immunity from arrest means law enforcement can’t interfere with minors engaging in prostitution — which translates into bigger and better cash flow for the pimps. Simply put, more time on the street and less time in jail means more money for pimps, and more victims for them to exploit.As Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a national leader on human trafficking issues, told the media, “It just opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.” Another prosecutor insightfully observed that if traffickers wrote legislation to protect themselves, it would read like SB 1322.Minors involved in prostitution are clearly victims, and allowing our law enforcement officers to pick these minors up and get them away from their pimps and into custody is a dramatically better solution than making it legal for them to sell themselves for sex. That only deepens their victimization and renders law enforcement powerless to stop the cycle of abuse. SB 1322 is not simply misguided — its consequences are immoral.READ MORE: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/california-democrats-legalize-child-prostitution/article/2610540?custom_click=rss&post_5865d29abac6e=225786031180364#!
I must be getting old and cynical, but I find it very troublesome to watch today’s college football referees trying to call a game. I don’t know if they have made the rules so complicated it is impossible to interpret or if they are afraid instant replay will prove them wrong.If you were watching the Iowa State vs. Washington State Bowl game, you know their calls cost Iowa State a bowl victory. I know the wording of the targeting penalty says that if you lead with the helmet it is targeting. What I want to know is: if you are in the air when the whistle blows, how are you supposed to stop yourself? The second targeting call on Iowa State, in my opinion, was unwarranted. Targeting cost Iowa State their two best defensive players. One was legit. The other was not. Another missed call was illegal motion on Washington State and that play resulted in a touchdown for Washington.In the Notre Dame bowl game, there was an obvious fumble, but the referee said they had blown the whistle because forward progress was stopped. This is definitely one of those interpretation calls that no two referees ever agree on. Here is another one of those complicated rules that needs to be interpreted. If we are afraid of tackle football today, then let’s make it flag football and be done with it.
Greensburg, In. — In Greensburg, Darrell Poling, incumbent councilman from District 4 has announced plans to run for reelection for an At-Large seat. Polling has 12 years on council under his belt and wants to continue progress city government has made under the leadership of Mayor Herbert and now Mayor Manus.“I have decided to seek re-election to Greensburg City Council in the upcoming city elections. I am currently serving my 12th year as City Councilman for District 4. With anticipation, I look forward to serving another 4 years as your Councilman at Large. Serving with Mayor Herbert and now Mayor Manus, we have worked in harmony with one goal in mind – to see Greensburg be a growing and diverse city, while maintaining the small town feel.”Poling will face Jean Johanigmman in the May Primary.
Sunfest kicks off tonight in downtown West Palm Beach and forecasters are calling for a 90% chance of rain.The weather maker is here the National Weather Service of Miami says there is an excellent of rain and thunderstorms today through Friday.So you may want to take the umbrella. Here is a list of items that you are permitted to bring into the four day festival.Small bags/backpacks no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”Refillable NON-GLASS water bottles, cups or containersBaby food or food for persons with medical conditions in approved containers onlyService animals for patrons with disabilitiesSingle collapsible lawn chairsBlanketsUmbrellas may be brought in, but you may be asked to put them down in concert areas to allow all guests access to stage viewing.Non-professional cameras (no removable lens)Wheelchairs/medical scootersStrollers
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rahul Dravid nicknamed ‘The Wall’ for his stoic defence, has officially been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame before the start of the fifth and final ODI between India and West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram. Dravid, who scored 13288 runs at an average of 52 in Tests and 10889 ODI runs, was presented a plaque by former India skipper and another ICC Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar. However, this was not the only special occasion for the Karnataka right-hander. November 1 is the birthday of VVS Laxman, one of India’s most stylish and elegant batsman. Dravid joined Laxman and Harbhajan Singh and all were in one frame for a photo. These three players had played a stellar role during India’s miraculous victory over Australia in the Eden Gardens Test of 2001. Laxman hit 281, Dravid 180 and their 376-run stand helped India recover before Harbhajan picked up 15 wickets in the match to give India a famous come-from-behind victory. On the occasion of Laxman’s birthday, the feat was remembered by many. A colossusDravid played a key role in several of India’s victories overseas at the start of the 21st century when India were led by Sourav Ganguly. His 233 and 72* in Adelaide helped India win a Test in Australia for the first time in 22 years while he hammered 270 in the Rawalpindi Test to give India their first series win in Pakistan. Dravid became the first player to hit a century in all nine-Test playing nations.Following his retirement, Dravid became coach of the India A and U-19 teams and helped the team win the 2018 U-19 World Cup which was held in New Zealand.Earlier in the year, Dravid, along with Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and England’s Claire Taylor were inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame.The ICC Hall of Fame began in 2009 with England’s Alec Bedser becoming the first inductee.