3 May

Hmong Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgPosting NumberF00221P Closing Date Department Location Beginning and/or Ending Dates SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Position Summary Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Total Hrs per Week/Day Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/3860 Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] Submission of applications are by midnight of theposting closing date. Physical Demands How and where to apply Work Schedule LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Work YearN/Acenter_img Posting Details Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Job Posting TitleHmong Adjunct Assistant Professor Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Posting Date Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiterComunidad Assignment Responsibilities Application Instructions Minimum Qualifications All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. The Institution Conditions Special Requirements Open ContinuouslyYes 1. Have a master’s degree in the language being taught ORBachelor’s in the language being taught AND Master’s in anotherlanguage or linguistics; OR, hold a California Community CollegeInstructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, theequivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentUnofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5last_img read more

2 May

Ocean City Police Activity Report for May 4 to 10

first_imgMay 5, 2014: Monday Calls for service: 70Motor Vehicle Stops: 18Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 22Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 5 Fire and 9 EMS callsCriminal mischief, 1100 block Central Ave., at 8:15amMotor vehicle accident, no injuries, 14th St. & Wesley Ave., at 12:51pmDomestic violence, 900 block Bay Ave., at 2:12pmHarassment, 800 block Boardwalk, at 8:39pm May 4, 2014: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 63Motor Vehicle Stops: 11Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 21Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 7 Fire and 7 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, no injuries, 3000 block Asbury Ave., at 7:17amTrespassing, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., at 11:56amTrespassing, 4900 block Haven Ave., at 8:09pmVerbal dispute, 400 block Central Ave., at 11:56pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations.Just a reminder that Parking Meters have been installed and are working. Please remember to put money in the meters. May 8, 2014: ThursdayCalls for service: 56Motor Vehicle Stops: 20Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 12Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 9 EMS callsHarassment, 800 block Central Ave., at 11:30amTheft, 800 block Pelham Pl., at 2:49pm May 7, 2014: WednesdayCalls for service: 52Motor Vehicle Stops: 8Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 19Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 8 EMS callsVerbal, 900 block Haven Ave., at 2:39pmMotor vehicle accident, no injuries, 12th St. & Central Ave., at 3:26pmWarrant, 400 block Haven Ave., two in custody, at 4:44pmAssault, 400 block Haven Ave., at 7:13pm May 6, 2014: TuesdayCalls for service: 85Motor Vehicle Stops: 34Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 29Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 3 EMS callsWarrant, 1000 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 10:02amTheft, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 12:11pm May 10, 2014: Saturday Calls for service: 104Motor Vehicle Stops: 28Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 23Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 7 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, no injuries, 6th St. & Bay Ave., at 10:43amWarrant, 4100 block West Ave., one in custody, at 11:38amFraud, 100 block 9th St., at 2:23pmTheft, 400 block Haven Ave., at 5:18pm May 9, 2014: FridayCalls for service: 76Motor Vehicle Stops: 20Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 21Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 9 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, no injuries, 1200 block West Ave., at 8:16amFight, 3100 block Simpson Ave., at 12:15pmBurglary, 1100 block Central Ave., at 4:18pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESMay 4 – May 10, 2014Calls for Service: 506Daily Average: 72last_img read more

2 May

Friends, Family Members Recall Cancer Warrior Who Was “Fearless”

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiThey remembered her radiant smile, her adventurous personality and the way everyone’s eyes seemed to focus on her when she entered the room.Christie Hess certainly had a mesmerizing quality, but perhaps most notable was her inner strength that allowed her to battle cancer with dignity and courage up until the very end, her friends and family recalled.“She had moxie. She was fearless,” said Megan Balinge, 36, of Vineland, who remained one of Christie’s closest friends after they graduated together from Ocean City High School in 1998.Friends, family members, political leaders and many others celebrated Christie’s life Sunday during a fundraiser at Yesterday’s restaurant in Marmora that benefited her daughters, Vivienne, 2, and Grace, 15 months. The girls have returned to California to live in San Diego with Christie’s husband, John Ennis.Christie, 36, who had been living in Ocean City while undergoing cancer treatment, died on April 25 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. Her mother, Debbie Golding, sister, Kelly Hess, and brother, Adam Hess, were at her bedside.Golding, 59, of Ocean City, spoke of a spiritual-like moment she experienced when Christie was near death. She said she looked at the rapidly throbbing pulse in her daughter’s neck and was reminded of when she carried Christie as a fetus.“I had a rush of emotion in me,” Golding said. “I was crying and put my hands up to my face. When I pulled my hands away, she had already passed. That moment brought me to a new place. She came into the world through me and left through me.”Kelly Hess, 34, of Ocean City, said Christie was cremated and her remains will be scattered in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, which is symbolic of her ties to the East and West coasts.From left, Christie Hess’ friends, Megan Balinge and Jeniffer Battersby, her mother, Debbie Golding, and her sister, Kelly Hess.At the fundraiser, friends and family members noted that Christie’s adventurous side took her all over the country and the world. At times, she lived in the Netherlands, Bangkok, Thailand, and the Caribbean island of Curacao. She resided in San Diego the last nine years.Her initial diagnosis for breast cancer came in 2013, but in 2015 she learned it was terminal. Her chemotherapy treatments in 2015 coincided with her studies in California to become a nurse. When her condition became worse, she returned to Ocean City to receive radiation treatments.As she mourns her sister’s death, Kelly Hess said she and others who were close to Christie are numb with grief.“I think all of us feel like a shell of a person,” she said.Jeniffer Battersby, 37, of Upper Township, one of Christie’s closest friends since eighth grade and their days together at Ocean City High School, said she felt as though “I lost a piece of me.”“Christie will always be in my heart and in my memories,” Battersby said.Gift baskets donated by local businesses were raffled off during the fundraiser benefiting Christie Hess’ two young daughters.Battersby was among the people who recalled Christie’s magnetic personality. Ocean City Councilman Bob Barr spoke of Christie’s brilliant smile and the way she would light up a room, attracting everyone’s attention when she walked in.Barr, 35, who knew Christie when they attended Ocean City High School together, said he will always remember her passion, energy and zest for life. Barr was among the local and state political figures who attended Sunday’s fundraiser.“Too often the word ‘hero’ is overused to describe movie stars, sports figures and other celebrities. But Christie was really a hero,” Barr said. “She still lived her life as she would have normally. She wouldn’t let cancer change her life. Now that’s a hero.” In happier times, Christie Hess held her daughter, Grace, now 15 months old.last_img read more

21 Apr

In Short

first_imgSkoda ad firm for saleThe Cake Bake Co, which made the life-sized cake for the Skoda TV advert, has been put up for sale by administrators. The Kent-based firm supplies own-brand cakes and had a reported turnover of £918,000 in the year to 31 March 2011.Salt down in BarnsleyBarnsley City Council has been promoting the salt reduction its local bakers have made in the bread they sell. A sampling programme, which began two years ago, showed high levels of salt in locally produced bread. When salt levels were retested in March this year 88% of the bread met the current Food Standards Agency salt targets.Wrights’ warehouseWrights Pies has opened its new £1m central distribution warehouse at its bakery in Crewe. The investment is designed to improve logistics operations and support the firm’s expansion plans across its three main divisions bakery, retail and quality foods.Italian courseClub Arte e Mestieri in Bologna, Italy, is hosting a special course in English on Italian breads and pastries, with a guided tour of bakeries and shops from 4-8 October. It is being run in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Bakers and the Bakers’ Company Education and Research Foundation. Call 020 7623 2223 or email [email protected] for details.last_img read more

20 Apr

Man forces South Shore to shut down after climbing on top of the train

first_img WhatsApp Man forces South Shore to shut down after climbing on top of the train Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook (953 MNC/Tommie Lee) A man disrupted the South Shore Line train commute Wednesday morning as he reportedly climbed both on top of and underneath the train cars.Officials say the commuter line was forced to shut down the power to the electric trains.August Breitbarth, 31, of Michigan City was arrested and faces misdemeanor counts of trespassing and unauthorized use of the railroad right of way. He allegedly climbed on top of the train at the Dune Park station near Chesterton.He then escaped on foot was arrested a short time later. Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleAlabama, Notre Dame to play home and away series by end of decadeNext articleSouth Bend Police Department unveils latest draft of discipline matrix Tommie Lee By Tommie Lee – June 18, 2020 0 446 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+last_img read more

20 Apr

Marshfield wins apprenticeship award

first_imgMarshfield Bakery has been named winner of the South West Manufacturers’ Apprenticeship Award.The Wiltshire firm offers apprenticeship opportunities, runs regular workshops to provide unemployed young people with support in searching for a job, as well as post-workshop mentoring.It also works closely with The Ridings Federation Of International Academies in South Gloucestershire as well as other Wiltshire schools, and regularly undertakes projects with Bath Spa University and Bath University undergraduates.Chris Smith, director, Marshfield Bakery, said: “We are fortunate to have a fantastic team at the bakery who so warmly welcome visitors to the bakery and so willingly work with the young people who regularly ‘invade’ their workplace. The patience and empathy with which they engage with those who visit the business does them immense credit.”He continued: “Our supporters, who deserve special mention, include the team at the Yate Job Centre Plus, who work so hard with us to put on the workshops, as well as the IGD whose annual Feeding Britain’s Future programme provided the inspiration and momentum to begin the work.”last_img read more

26 Jan

21st annual Shirt revealed

first_imgAs the veil from the top of Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore fell Friday afternoon to reveal the new design for the 2010 Shirt Project, head football coach Brian Kelly stood in front of the large crowd of students with one message to give:“We are the Fighting Irish!”As the crowd cheered back, this classic football phrase was now the theme to the 21st-Anniversary edition of The Shirt Project.With a kelly green backdrop, the phrase is featured on The Shirt’s front in blue letters while an image of Notre Dame Stadium’s student section is shown on the back. “Rally sons of Notre Dame,” the opening line of the Notre Dame fight song, is written above the image. Underneath the image is the song’s final phrase, “Onward to victory.”In an atmosphere bearing similarities to a football Saturday, with food, games, guest speakers, the glee club and the marching band, festivities began at 4 p.m. and continued until the much-anticipated shirt unveiling just after 6 p.m. Following the unveiling, fans and students had the chance to buy The Shirt. “We need to sell these shirts more than ever out there,” Kelly said, “We’ve already had 20,000 pre-sold, and the fans don’t even know what it looks like!”Beginning in 1990 under the leadership of AnTostal chairman Brennen Harvath, The Shirt Project has become in its 21 years one of Notre Dame’s most widely recognized traditions. In its first year, more than $17,000 was raised to support the AnTostal budget and other student clubs on campus.Today, part of the revenue from sales is given to rector funds and to The Shirt Project Fund, which supports students with serious accidents or illnesses.As former Notre Dame football player and ESPN radio show host Mike Golic said, the shirt has raised more than $7 million in its 21 years.“I love when The Shirt comes up,” Golic said, “It’s a new shirt to unveil, a new team to unveil.”Also among the guest speakers on Friday was also Notre Dame fan favorite, officer Tim McCarthy of the Indiana State Police.“Today’s unveiling marks a tradition to be worn with pride,” he said, “So remember, the statement on The Shirt makes a point, and I think that’s pretty sharp.”Besides The Shirt’s design, students also had a preview of next year’s varsity Leprechaun, Dave Zimmer.“How you all doin’ Irish fans?” he said on the stage, “Are you all ready for a new season and a new coach?”His words reflected the growing sense of hope with the start of a new football season in the fall, Kelly’s first as head coach after the firing of Charlie Weis last December.“There’s a lot of anticipation for next year,” sophomore Ronnie Kadykowski said. “Like with Mike Golic saying he likes the team’s offense, it’s kind of like a ‘Let’s get ready and put track shoes on’ kind of feeling. It’s also always exciting when you see a new coach. You want to see him do well.”Growing anticipation came directly from Kelly as well. Speaking of the new Shirt’s design, he said it reflected the need to get back to the roots of tradition of Notre Dame football. “The Shirt exemplifies exactly how we are going to play,” he said.Sophomore Ben Fuja said he also sensed Kelly’s excitement.“He got the fans fired up,” Fuja said of Kelly. “It was very cool. It’s nice to get a taste of what we’re getting next year.”As far as the design went, he said it worked for him, too.“Compared to last year, it’s a lot better,” he said. “I like the color, I like the front.”Other students also noted an improvement from the previous design.“I think last year’s shirt was too busy,” Kadykowski said. “This one is a lot more clean. It’s more stylish because of that.”last_img read more

17 Jan

Homeowner IPM Clinic

first_img“I think the work this clinic does is critical,” Eaker said. “For many homeowners, thismay be the first visit to their county agent’s office. So I want to support that agent witha quick, correct recommendation.” “If they don’t need to spray, we suggest cultural approaches,” Eaker said. “We canprevent a lot of lawn diseases simply by watering earlier in the day so the grass driesbefore nightfall. But if your problem stumps the best of them, Taft Eaker is on call. Eaker responds to the county agent with a simple, clear explanation of the problem andrecommendations for control. Sometimes he refers the client to an extension publicationfor more information on the problem. “My job is to help and support county agents in dealing with homeowners’ problems,”said Eaker, the plant pathologist who identifies and diagnoses samples that come intothe Homeowner IPM Clinic. Once Eaker identifies the insects and diagnoses the diseases, he and the agents applythe “IPM” in the Clinic’s name. That stands for Integrated Pest Management, atechnique to control problems with the least chemicals. Under “department,” go to the plant pathology department’s home page and click on”Outbreaks and Updates.” You’ll find a monthly summary by county of the clinic’ssamples. The Web page address is www.ces.uga/edu/agriculture/plantpath/docs/update.html. “I definitely see a lot of turf, particularly centipede lawns with problems,” Eaker said.”And we get in a good many ornamentals — junipers, leyland cypress, bradford pears.And a lot of tomatoes and other vegetables. But the plants we get run the gamut. Theycould be anything.” Since 1994, this clinic has worked only with home garden problems. Samples fromfarmers and other commercial sources go to the UGA Plant Disease Clinic. For samples submitted through the county agent, there’s no fee for the clinic’s services.If you submit it yourself or from out-of-state, the fee is $25. “Homeowners can also do sanitation practices and select resistant plant varieties,” hesaid. “They have lots of choices besides chemicals.” Every year, home lawn diagnoses have led the way. But questions about woodyornamentals aren’t far behind. The voice of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences, your agent has years of experience and lots of resources to back anidentification of weeds, diseases and insects. Agents and World Wide Web-literate clientele can find out more about the clinic’swork. Just check the home page for the College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. Eaker prepares seasonal reports on problems and trends. He adds a digital photographfor easy identification of some diseases and insects. “This has been a record year so far,” Eaker said. “I’m sure it’s due to the unusualweather. The abnormally cool and wet spring brought on a lot of problems.” The creepy-crawlies are all over your garden. The withering crud is taking over yourbushes. Who you gonna call? Start with your countyExtension Service agent. The clinic has handled almost 6,000 disease and insect samples in the past three years.It fields questions about crops, vegetables, fruits and nuts, ornamentals, trees andgrasses.last_img read more

17 Jan

Upcycle Challenge

first_imgGeorgia 4-H students rose to the occasion during the 4-H Upcycle Challenge, which encouraged youth to reuse — or upcycle — materials that normally would have been discarded or recycled to create functional items.More than 60 entries were submitted to the multistate Upcycle Challenge, which was open to 4-H students in Georgia and neighboring states as part of Georgia 4-H’s Environmental Education program.Participating 4-H’ers had from Oct. 13 until the final submission deadline of Nov. 3 to create items following guidelines on how their pieces must be built and the amount of non-reused materials allowable.As a part of their submissions, participants had to send a 10- to 30-second video describing their piece, highlighting the materials they used and the creative inspiration for the item, in addition to photos of their creations. These items were judged on functionality, creativity, innovation and total number of reused materials students were able to incorporate.Participants were split into three groups for judging — grades two through five, grades six through eight, and grades nine through 12 — with winners and honorable mentions selected for each age group.This is the first year for the contest, which was sponsored by the Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island. Burton 4-H staff were inspired to create the contest after the success of a Student Journal Art Contest this past spring.”I have been very happy with the success,” said Erine-Fay McNaught, environmental education coordinator at the Burton 4-H Center. “I am hoping and planning to make both the Student Journal Art Contest and Upcycle Challenge annual offerings to help keep our attending schools and Georgia 4-H’ers connected to our 4-H Center.”Winners for the 2020 Upcycle Challenge are:Grades two through five: Owen Aymett, Bell Buckle, TennesseeGrades six through eight: Nandini Patel, Ben Hill CountyGrades nine through 12: Liam Jay, Ben Hill CountyA complete list of winners and photos of their projects can be viewed here.Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org.last_img read more

1 Jan

Rotary to sponsor trip to Taiwan

first_imgROTARY TO SPONSOR TRIP FOR 4 TO TAIWANGroup Study Exchange Program for Local ProfessionalsIn its ongoing effort to support cultural and professional exchange, the local Rotary will be sponsoring an all-expense paid, month-long paid trip to Taiwan. Four individuals from the ages of 25 to 40 living in Vermont, New Hampshire or Quebec will be selected to participate in the international professional and cultural exchange program. Rotary’s District 7850 will sponsors the trip to Taiwan which will be conducted during the spring of 2009 with participants traveling to half of northern Taiwan and a third of central Taiwan.”This is a tremendous opportunity for international social and occupational networking,” stated Sara Sprayregen, Director of the Group Study Exchange Program. “It will truly promote understanding and goodwill between our countries.”The district-wide search will select four team members from various professional walks of life. An important stipulation is that team members cannot be Rotary members or related to Rotarians. “Our goal is to support young professionals and give them a unique learning experience” said Ms Sprayregen. Travel, room, and board is provided by Rotary International and the partnering district. Participants will have the opportunity to stay with families in Taiwan, network with professional counterparts and travel across the country interacting with Rotarians in Taiwan. The month long trip will occur March 21, 2009 to April 17, 2009.During October through March, the four team members will prepare for the trip by spending time learning the culture, the economy, traditions, and the geography. “We want to insure that our team members have a rich and valuable experience which will require a lot of preparation” said Caryn Crump, Team Leader for this year’s trip to Taiwan. Participants will also be required to present information about their professions to the various Rotary Groups in Taiwan. Language proficiency is not required.To apply for team membership, please contact Sara Sprayregen at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or 802-656-3251 or for applications go tohttp://www.rotary.org/en/ServiceAndFellowship/Fellowship/GroupStudyExcha(link is external)… . Applications are due no later than September 15, 2008.last_img read more