Apopka Public Safety Academy – Week 3 – K9s and Video…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here Last Thursday’s Apopka Public Safety Academy featured K9s and the Fire Arms Training Simulator.  Participants also learned about the structure and organization of the Apopka Police Department (APD).Apopka Police Department K9 DivisionSergeant Bryan Hall is in charge of the APD’s three K9 teams.  The dogs are all Belgian Malinois and were bred in the Netherlands.  Each dog cost $8,000 to $12,000.  The dogs and their handlers must all successfully complete a rigorous training program.  The dogs and their handlers must also pass annual evaluations.APD’s K9 officers are trained to find drugs as well as to apprehend suspects.Apopka Police Department OrganizationOfficer Cindy Hall provided the class with an overview of the structure of the Apopka Police Department, from the Patrol Division to the School Resource Officers, and everything in between.Patrol is the largest unit within the APD with 48 Officers. Patrol is the unit that responds to Calls for Service (primarily 911 calls).In 2014 APD’s Patrol Unit responded to 50,707 Calls for Service.9,464 calls were 911 hang-ups.705 Violent Crimes (Murder, Sex Offenses, Robbery, Assault)4,657 Non-Violent Crimes (Burglary, Larceny, Motor Vehicle, Misc.)137 Drug CrimesPatrol is where all new officers start. Patrol officers work 4, 10-hour days with three days off.  After two years on patrol an officer can apply to join one of the Specialized Units with sworn officers.The Specialized Units include:BikeCommunity PolicingCommunications DivisionCrime Scene Evidence (CSE)Criminal Investigations Division (CID)Emergency Response TeamK9School Resource OfficersStrategic Investigations UnitsSWATTrafficApopka Police Department FATSSeveral of the participants went through a Fire Arm Training Simulator (FATS) scenario under the supervision of Captain Randy Fernandez.FATS is a tool used by APD to train officers in marksmanship and judgement.  The simulator uses video game technology to put the officer into a real-life scenario where split-second life or death decisions must be made.Thursday night’s scenario began with a confrontation with a women in the fenced backyard of a house. The confrontation took only 8 seconds and there were 3 or 4 moments when the “shoot-don’t-shoot” question had to be immediately answered.The wrong decision could result in unnecessary death or serious injury.Exposure to FATS left the participants with a much better understanding and appreciation of the pressure officers are put under everyday. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Previous articleElected Officials Visit Apopka Art and Foliage FestivalNext articleOrange County Mayor Jacobs delivers State of the County Address Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS + Mue & Zijn Architects

first_img Photographs CopyHouses•Bulgyo, South Korea Interior: Recommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsThis house was the very first product of “Low Cost House Series”, a joint project with non-profit organization Childfund Korea to renovate houses of low-income people living in a very poor environment. It was for a family of six, parents and four children who had lost their house by fire last October in a village called Beolgyo situated in the southern part of South Korea.Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelAs we launched the project and started to rebuild this burnt house, we had to solve three major problems. The first problem was its inefficient plan. Although the original housewas about 49.5m2 in size, the actual space the family could use was very limited with an inefficient and restricted flow of movement. The second was that there was no insulation in the exterior walls as the house was very poorly built by an inexpert local builder a long time ago. The last problem was a light. As the building was facing north, and the shades of tall bamboo trees on its south were so thick, the light could not penetrate the house at all.Save this picture!SectionThe success or failure of the project depended on finding the most efficient, economical and practical solution. One of the keys we found was a roof. By using cheap air caps in the roof, an exceptional method in architecture, we have provided both light and insulation to the house. It was to overlap 25 sheets of air caps with three air layers each to create 75 insulated air layers in total. This air cap-insulated roof was to keep the whole house as light as possible by penetrating sunlight and insulate the space as well. Save this picture!© Hwang HyochelAnother solution was to create two adjoining rooms separated by a sliding door for four kids (two boys and two girls) who used to live together in one very tiny room. The door in the middle now gives privacy to both the boys and girls when kept closed and created ‘one’ space that they all could play and study together when wide open.Project gallerySee allShow lessDesign Days DubaiEventPatricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science / Grimshaw ArchitectsUnbuilt Project Share 2013 Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS, Mue & Zijn Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Hwang Hyochel+ 11 Share Budget:42,000,000 wonCity:BulgyoCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess Specs Construction: ArchDaily Team of Ra Kwonsu Structure: Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS + Mue & Zijn ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLow Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS + Mue & Zijn Architects “COPY” Area:  57 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/344479/low-cost-house-jya-rchitects-mue-zijn-architects Clipboard SM interior CopyAbout this officeJYA-RCHITECTSOfficeFollowMue & Zijn ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesBulgyoSouth KoreaPublished on March 15, 2013Cite: “Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS + Mue & Zijn Architects” 15 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Hwang Hyochel , JYA-RCHITECTS Projects Houses Year:  South Korea HM ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/344479/low-cost-house-jya-rchitects-mue-zijn-architects Clipboard Low Cost House / JYA-RCHITECTS + Mue & Zijn Architectslast_img read more

High street toy shop raises £100,000 in microdonations

first_imgCustomers at high street toy shop The Entertainer have raised over £100,000 for charity in just six months by donating their electronic spare change pennies. The week before Christmas saw a sudden leap to £13,000 in donations via the service.The top-up donations are made using the Pennies Foundation service. It has handle more than 1.5 million consumer donations so far, raising over £380,000 for a total of 27 UK charities. The Pennies scheme launched with its first retailer, Domino’s Pizza, in November 2010.Other partners include Travelodge and Zizzi restaurants, with DIY company Screwfix set to join the scheme this year.The majority of the money raised by The Entertainer is shared equally between four children’s hospitals: Liverpool’s Alder Hey Imagine Appeal; Birmingham Children’s Hospital; Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal which fundraises for Bristol Children’s Hospital; and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.The remainder will be divided between ten other registered charities covering a range of causes including the elderly, cancer support and arts & education.Gary Grant, Managing Director of The Entertainer, said: “Our traditional charity boxes would generate less than £2,000 a year so it has been tremendous to see the donations come in so quickly and easily with the electronic charity box.”The Entertainer has 65 stores across the UK and plans to open a further 12 in 2012.Alison Hutchinson, CEO of The Pennies Foundation, which created Pennies said: “We have always known that pennies are powerful, but we’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of The Entertainer’s customers. More than from 350,000 individual donations have been made in such a short period of time, demonstrating how quickly those pennies can add up. We are so pleased that The Entertainer’s customers have embraced micro-donations and are making a real difference to sick children’s lives.”www.pennies.org.uk High street toy shop raises £100,000 in microdonations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: microdonations Pennies Foundation Research / statistics Technology Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 26 January 2012 | News  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

25 universities share £5m HEFCE sustainability funding

first_img The NUS received applications from 105 unions.Andrew Smith, Head of Sustainable Development at HEFCE, said: “We are delighted with the response to Students’ Green Fund.  It shows that students are committed to sustainable development, and the projects will make an important contribution to universities and colleges.” Howard Lake | 15 August 2013 | News  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Union of Students (NUS) has announced the 25 universities that will receive a total of £5 million for environmental sustainability projects.The Students’ Green Fund is managed by the NUS for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The student-led environmental sustainability projects will be run through students’ unions in partnership with their parent institutions. Projects funded range from the sustainable food focus of ‘Sheffield on a plate’, to the community focused ‘Guerrilla Gardeners’ in Newcastle, and Staffordshire’s ‘Green Pad’ on sustainable housing. They are expected to engage over 50,000 students over the next two years. Advertisement 25 universities share £5m HEFCE sustainability funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Public Kinetic Sculpture to be Considered for Relocation

first_img Business News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe George Rickey’s Two Open Rectangles Excentric VII, Triangular Section. courtesy GooglePasadena’s Arts and Culture Commission will review and possibly approve the relocation of kinetic sculptor George Rickey’s “Two Open Rectangles Excentric VII, Triangular Section” to the Parsons campus, at 100 Walnut Street, during a special meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10.The 25-feet-high abstract steel kinetic sculpture was created in 1977 and consists of two movable rectangular forms mounted on a two-pronged fork element and set in a concrete base. The sculptural forms rotate on precision bearings that were devised by the artist. It is recognizable in style to several of Rickey’s rectangular kinetic works that have been exhibited and installed throughout the United States.“Two Open Rectangles Excentric VII, Triangular Section” was initially installed on Walnut Street in 1978 – at the entrance to the Parsons headquarters – and relocated in 1982 to the west side of the intersection of Holly and Leonard J. Pieroni streets.Because the Parsons Master Plan construction, now underway, includes the extension of Holly Street from Fair Oaks Avenue through to Pasadena Avenue, the temporary removal and storage of the sculpture was required until it could be relocated.A report by Pasadena Cultural Affairs Manager Rochelle Branch said Lincoln Properties worked with the Pasadena-based fine art services company Curatorial Assistance to remove and store the sculpture.Branch is recommending that the Arts and Culture Commission approve the relocation.Lincoln Properties purchased the Parsons campus in June 2013, and the City Council approved their Parsons Master Plan on April 27, 2015. Lincoln Properties indicated they were planning to relocate the sculpture, according to the terms of the development agreement, and the Arts and Culture Commission was informed of the plan in January 2017.At the time, the Cultural Affairs office found that the temporary removal and storage of the sculpture was an appropriate and necessary step. Staff also advised Lincoln Properties to consider a new location that will provide increased visibility of the sculpture for pedestrians and vehicular traffic along Walnut Street, as well as for visitors and residents of the new mixed-use development.Internationally renowned artist George Rickey was born in Indiana in 1907. He was raised near Glasgow, Scotland, and took drawing classes at the Ruskin School. He later studied painting in Paris.In World War II, Rickey served in the Army Air Corps testing computing instruments used by bomber gunners. The work required both mechanical skill and an understanding of the effects of wind and gravity on ballistics – thus providing the foundation for his transition from painting to kinetic sculpture.Rickey later studied at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and the Institute of Design in Chicago. Influenced by the kinetic mobiles of Alexander Calder, Rickey began creating his own kinetic sculptures in the 1950s and 1960s, and developed systems of motion that responded to the slightest variation in air currents.Over several decades, he refined his works to include an emphasis on lines, planes, rotors, volumes, and churns, shifting from simple oscillation to conical gyrations. Rickey developed large-scale works in this style for sites in the United States, Europe, and Japan.For more information about his works, visit the George Rickey Foundation’s website, www.georgerickey.org. 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Green Beret’s attorney welcomes Trump offer to review murder case

first_imgObtained by ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The attorney for a former Green Beret charged with murder in the death of a suspected Taliban bomb maker in Afghanistan in 2010 welcomed President Donald Trump’s tweet that he will review his client’s case.But the sympathetic desire to review Maj. Mathew Golsteyn’s case has military legal experts questioning whether Trump may be exerting “unlawful command influence” in the case by interfering in the legal process before Golsteyn has even had a court hearing.Last week, Golsteyn was charged with premeditated murder in February 2010 of an Afghan man suspected of having been a Taliban bomb maker responsible for the deaths of two Marines.On Sunday, Trump tweeted, “At the request of many, I will be reviewing the case of a ‘U.S. Military hero,’ Major Matt Golsteyn, who is charged with murder.”  “We are very appreciative that he’s going to take a look at it and hopeful that he would take action to resolve this issue for Matt,” Golsteyn’s attorney Phillip Stackhouse told ABC News in a phone interview Monday.Asked on Monday to comment about the president’s tweet, the White House referred back to the social media post and declined to provide any additional comment. A spokesman told ABC News that the White House does not traditionally comment on cases that may be under consideration for clemency and pardon.“The allegations against Maj. Matt Golsteyn are a law enforcement matter,” said Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman. “The Department of Defense will respect the integrity of this process and provide updates when appropriate.”But Trump’s possible review is problematic, according to a prominent military legal expert.“The president’s tweet is extremely troubling because it’s it’s touching the third rail of military justice,” Eugene Fidell told ABC News. “It’s commonly said that unlawful command influence is the mortal enemy of military justice.”Fidell, a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, has served as an attorney in several high-profile military cases. He was most recently an attorney for Bowe Bergdahl, a former soldier who was held by the Taliban for five years and last year pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.Fidell described Trump’s sympathetic offer to review the case as “a distortion of the administration of justice even if it’s for the benefit of the accused in a particular case.”The Army has not announced any dates for the initial court hearings that will determine whether Golsteyn will face a court martial. His attorney, Stackhouse, estimates the Article 32 hearings, as they are known by the military, may not be held until next spring.That’s one reason why Fidell thinks the possibility that the president could offer Golsteyn a pardon should wait until the military justice system has had a chance to determine all the facts in his case.“Until there’s a proper, on the record, public investigation and ventilation of the facts of the case it would be very unfortunate for him to do that,” said Fidell.There are different narratives about what happened when the Afghan man died on Feb. 18, 2010. What is not in dispute is that the investigations were prompted by Golsteyn’s own comments.The Army’s initial investigation was triggered in late 2011 by Golsteyn’s acknowledgement during a CIA job interview that he had killed the suspected Taliban bomb maker.Golsteyn had told the CIA that he had killed the man out of concerns for the safety of the tribal leader and that he could have posed a future threat to U.S. troops, according to Army documents.That investigation did not result in any charges being filed against Golsteyn, even though investigators determined he had committed murder and conspiracy.He eventually lost his Special Forces tab and a Silver Star for heroism in a battle two days after the Afghan man’s death.Then in late 2016, a new investigation was triggered after Golsteyn admitted in a Fox News interview that he had killed the man.The Army’s narrative of events, as laid out in documents obtained by the Washington Post in 2015 under the Freedom of Information Act, is that Golsteyn and his team detained the man after finding explosive materials at his home that were similar to those used in the bomb that killed the two Marines.Taking the man to his home after a 24-hour detention, Golsteyn allegedly killed the man there and buried him in a shallow grave, Army documents said. Later that night, Golsteyn and two other soldiers dug up the remains and brought them back to their base where they burned his remains in a burn pit.According to Golsteyn’s lawyer, that’s not what happened. Stackhouse told ABC News that after having been released, the suspected bomb maker was not killed at his home. He said the man was killed along a road in southern Marjah, after he carried out an ambush against Golsteyn’s troops. He acknowledged that Golsteyn disposed of the body, but he could not say how.Stackhouse claims that the initial 2011 Army Criminal Investigations Command (CID) narrative has been wrong from the start beginning with the CIA’s characterization of Golsteyn’s comments.“It’s just that CID put the wrong information in the investigation and repeated it over and over again,” said Stackhouse.In an interview with Fox News on Monday, his wife Julie said that her husband was cleared of wrongdoing in 2015.“We have moved on with our lives,” she said. “We moved, had a new baby, we have moved on. We are waiting for someone to do the right thing.”Golsteyn was put on “voluntary excess leave” in August 2016 which is a non-paid status used for soldiers experiencing long-term administration issues who can’t be formally discharged from service.But he reported back on active duty in early December as the Army worked to finalize the ongoing investigation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. 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Resource Guide: Audiology

first_imgSources of information on hearing problems in the workplace, includingassociations and web sites pointing to the latest developments in audiologyThe American Academy of Audiology www.audiology.org/This site offers news, professional resources, details of conventions andcourses related to audiology, details from its journal Audiology Today, and asearch engine linking to other sites. British Association of Audiological Physicians National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Queens Square London WC1N 3BC Background of audiological medicine, lists departments of audiologicalmedicine and consultants throughout the UK, details of conferences and coursesand links to audiology-related sites. It also gives details of medical journalsand professional organisations and societies related to the subject. British Society of Audiology 80 Brighton Road Reading Berkshire RG6 1PS Tel: 01189 660622 Fax: 01189 351915 www.b-s-a.demon.co.ukIncludes details of meetings and courses, publications and links to other websites of related interest. Department of Health www.doh.gov.ukEuropean Federation of Audiology Societies (EFAS) www.ucl.ac.ukDetails of meetings held every two years in Europe, with various projectsorganised to further audiology, its practice and teaching throughout membercountries. Health and Safety Executive www.hse.gov.ukInstitute of Sound and Vibration Researchwww.isvr.co.ukRoyal National Institute for Deaf People 19-23 Featherstone Street London EC1Y 8SL Tel: 020-7296 8000 Textphone: 020-7296 8001 Fax: 020-7296 8199 [email protected] detailed and up to date web site offering a huge amount of information. Itincludes full details of all current RNID campaigns, including the Noise atWork initiative, which warns of the dangers to workers from noise exposure, andSafer Sound, examining the risks to hearing being posed by popular leisurepursuits. It also contains current news releases and answers commonly askedquestions about deafness and its causes. Trade Union Congress www.tuc.org.ukA thorough site with details of all TUC activities, including information onits Indecent Exposure campaign launched last year which highlights the dangerto hearing of work not usually associated with occupational deafness. www.audiologyinfo.comThe Audiology Information Network claims to include some of the mostadvanced web sites related to audiology, hearing loss and hearing aids via itsSearchwave search engine, which lists over 1,500 related web sites. A livelyand user-friendly site that is well organised and provides a huge amount ofinformation. www.audiologynet.comAn audiology and healthcare information web site dedicated to providing weblinks in audiology to patients, family members, students and healthcareprofessionals. Useful for background information on a number ofaudiology-related issues. Compiled by Kate Rouy This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additionsfrom readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to includein this series Comments are closed. Resource Guide: AudiologyOn 1 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

USS Pearl Harbor Announces 2014 Sailor of the Year

first_img January 26, 2015 Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Sailor View post tag: Announces View post tag: USS Pearl Harbor View post tag: Naval View post tag: 2014 View post tag: Year Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Pearl Harbor Announces 2014 Sailor of the Year View post tag: americas The commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) announced the 2014 Sailor of the Year (SOY), Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY), and Bluejacket of the Year (BJOY) award recipients during the ship’s holiday party in San Diego, Dec. 12.Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Ronald Swift, a native of Chicago, was selected as SOY. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Nicole Sivley, from Las Vegas, was awarded JSOY honors and Damage Control Fireman Nicholas Hicks, from Fauquire County, Virginia, was selected as BJOY.All three Sailors were presented a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and award plaque by Cmdr. K.D. Sanders, the ship’s commanding officer, during the holiday party.All three Sailors were previous Sailor of the Quarter recipients in their respective paygrades during 2014. They were nominated by their chain of commands to go in front of a board of chiefs or first class petty officers who select the best candidate based on leadership, professionalism, dedication, and superior performance.[mappress mapid=”14962″]Press release, Image: US Navy USS Pearl Harbor Announces 2014 Sailor of the Year View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Professor of Practice of Nursing in Graduate Clinical Programs

first_imgQUALIFICATIONS Medical InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceFree ParkingTuition Discount BENEFITS Current, unencumbered license as an RN in the State of IndianarequiredCurrent, unencumbered license as an APRN (certified as FNP orAGNP) in the State of Indiana requiredHold a current position as an APRN in the State of IndianaDNP or PhD in Nursing or related healthcare field, or Master’sdegree in Nursing or related health care field with significantprofessional clinical experience willingness to obtain a terminaldegree within 5 years of the date of hire requiredcenter_img Teach 27 credit hours per academic year, primarily in graduateclinical tracksProvide service to the school, University and community COMPANY DESCRIPTIONThank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! TheUniversity is a private, liberal arts university located on 65acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of aclose-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance ofcommunity partnerships in the future growth of theUniversity.UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective,responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies inwhich they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership intheir personal and professional lives. The motto of “Education forService” provides the foundation for our work to better ourcommunities, both near and far.As University employees, we know the work we do is important to ourstudents and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcometalented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all careerlevels to help maintain our high standards of excellence andquality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experiencehard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome yourapplication!The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunityemployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion,national origin, disability, citizenship status, military status,marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genderexpression. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate onthe basis of sex in its educational programs and activities,including employment and admission as required by TitleIX.JOB DESCRIPTIONThe School of Nursing at the University of Indianapolis is seekingapplicants for a non-tenure-track Professor of Practice in thegraduate clinical programs. This is a full-time, ten month facultyposition with a start date of August 2021.Teaching requirements will consist of clinical courses in thegraduate programs. The normal teaching load is 27 semester hoursper academic year. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in thegraduate clinical tracks. Applicants must hold a current,unencumbered license as an RN in the State of Indiana and must alsohold a current, unencumbered license as an APRN (certified as FNPor AGNP) in the State of Indiana. Applicants must also hold acurrent position as an APRN in the State of Indiana. Successfulcandidates should also have demonstrated abilities toward scholarlyactivity in their fields to remain current. Service to the school,University and community are also requirements for theposition.The University of Indianapolis is a private, comprehensiveuniversity whose motto is “Education for Service.” Ranked in thetop tier of Midwest universities by U.S. News & World Report,the university is situated in the 12th largest city inthe United States, located on an attractive 65 acre urban campus inan area with an affordable cost of living. It is within a 10-minutedrive of what Forbes magazine lists as one of “America’s BestDowntowns” where the potential for networking includes a richsocial and intellectual confluence of professionals, artists, andcultural/educational events. Founded in 1902, UIndy has a homecampus of nearly 6,000 students. Personal attention, smallinteractive classes, and flexible programming are the rule ratherthan the exception.The ideal candidate would have DNP or PhD in nursing or relatedhealthcare field. Minimum of three years clinical practice isrequired. Qualified candidates with Master’s degrees will beconsidered, provided they have significant professional clinicalexperience and are willing to obtain a terminal degree within 5years of the date of hire.RESPONSIBILITIESlast_img read more

Bod’s safety measures have ‘detrimental effects’

first_imgThe removal of step-ladders in Duke Humfrey’s library due to health and safety concerns has resulted in students being unable to access books on the top shelves in the Arts end of the galleries.Last year Health and Safety office deemed that the use of step ladders by staff to reach books on the top shelves could result in an accident. Thus, it ordered for the ladders to be removed.There is no temporary solution in place meaning that several students are currently denied access to books, which they desperately need. A substantial number of early modern printed books has been made inaccessible. Many of the books are not available elsewhere in Oxford.Kelsey Williams, a graduate student at Balliol explained how not being able to access the book ‘Delitiæ poetarum Scotorum’, would have a detrimental effect on his work.He said, “Access to it is necessary for my research and when I do eventually consult a copy, I will be forced to waste a day traveling to London and looking at the one in the British Library, despite the fact that I can practically see the Bodleian’s copy every time I walk into Duke Humfreys.”He dismissed the idea that there was a health and safety risk, saying, “There is no health and safety issue meriting the ladders’ removal. The galleries are perfectly safe and unless someone is simply being careless there is no more danger of falling than of falling off a chair.”Another graduate, Sam Fallon, expressed frustration at not being able to access books. He said, “I think it’s kind of ridiculous, bureaucracy in overdrive.”When he requested a book from the top shelf, his book request was cancelled with the notice, “Unable to fetch, book kept on top shelf in gallery. Due to new health and safety measures, step ladders can no longer be used.”Laurence Benson, Director of Administration and Finance explained, “The balcony has a low rail and we have been instructed by the health and safety office that this increases the risk to those in the balcony…as part of the process the restriction on the use of ladders on the balcony have been introduced.”He said that the solution to the problems has proved to be “time-consuming”. He added, “The library would prefer to keep the books in their original historic location – where they have been safely consulted for 400 years prior to the instructions from the Health and Safety office.”Several students have suggested that the books be moved to another location, where they can be easily accessed.Kelsey Williams said, “Their number is relatively small by the standards of the Bodleian’s vast storage spaces and there would be no difficulty finding room for them elsewhere.”However, one student claimed that senior officials had forbidden the removal of the books as it would result in the Duke Humfrey’s being “insufficiently pretty for the tourists”.last_img read more