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Adjunct Faculty – Psychology (pooled positions)

first_imgThe Department of Psychology at The Citadel is seeking applicationsfor adjunct faculty positions. Courses taught will be at both thegraduate level and the undergraduate level.Minimum Qualifications:Adjunct positions at the graduate level require a doctoral degree.A master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level.Courses taught will vary from semester to semester based ondepartmental needs.Preference will be given to applicants who have previous effectiveteaching experience. If you have questions, please contact Dr. ChipTaylor by phone at: 843-953-5320, or by email at: [email protected]**Review of applications will begin immediately and willcontinue until positions are filled**Advertised: Apr 27 2020 Eastern Daylight TimeApplications close:last_img read more

Waves of Caring Toy Drive Collects Hundreds of Gifts for Needy Children

first_imgFrom left, Waves of Caring board members Dana Linthicum, Jim Smith, Debbie Buckley, Patricia Smith and Frank Donato stand behind some of the donated toys in 2017. By Donald WittkowskiA steady stream of people entering the lobby of the Port-O-Call Hotel on Tuesday night kept handing bags of toys and other gifts to Beth Pruzinsky.Pruzinsky, in turn, would stack the gifts on a pile of hundreds of toys that was growing higher and higher with each minute.“So far, it looks like we have more toys than last year,” said Pruzinsky, the hotel’s controller. “We brought out an extra bin and it’s all full. Everybody brings more than one gift now.”The Santa Claus-like largesse was part of an annual toy drive and holiday party, benefiting Ocean City’s needy children, that pairs the Port-O-Call with a local charity called Waves of Caring.The partnership between the hotel and Waves of Caring began in 1993, turning what was then a modest toy drive launched by the Port-O-Call’s employees at a holiday party into a communitywide outpouring of gift giving.“The first year we had it, it was an employee gift bin. Now, they’re bringing bags and bags of toys. It’s great,” said Pruzinsky, one of the organizers of the drive. “I think they’re excited to contribute so many toys that will stay right here in Ocean City.”Beth Pruzinsky, left, controller at the Port-O-Call Hotel and an organizer of the toy drive, accepts two skateboards from City Councilman Keith Hartzell and 7th Street Surf Shop owner Becky Friedel.Jim Smith, Ocean City’s fire chief and the chairman of the Waves of Caring board of directors, noted that between 100 and 185 local children would receive gifts from the toy drive.Although Ocean City is generally viewed as a well-to-do shore town of beachfront homes and trendy downtown boutiques, Smith said there are some pockets of poverty.“Yes, it’s an affluent town. But there are a lot of families that are struggling just to get by,” he said in an interview.Waves of Caring is a city-sanctioned charity that collects and distributes toys and other gifts around the Christmas holiday for children of underprivileged Ocean City families. It works with different organizations in town to extend a helping hand of donated food, clothing and holiday gifts through the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, a coalition of churches.The Port-O-Call served as the venue Tuesday night for a holiday party to collect the toys and celebrate the partnership with Waves of Caring. A packed crowd representing leaders of the city’s political, business and social scene gathered in the hotel’s Adelene restaurant.Port-O-Call’s Adelene restaurant hosted a packed crowd for the toy drive and holiday party.Smith, who has been with Waves of Caring for 24 years, thanked the Port-O-Call and the community for their support over the years. He emphasized that all of the gifts and monetary donations collected during the toy drive stay in Ocean City.“One hundred percent of all of our money goes back to the community,” he said. “There’s zero overhead for us.”This was the 10th anniversary for the toy drive party. However, the Port-O-Call’s general manager, Glenn Losch, told the crowd it was the last one scheduled at the hotel. Afterward, he said it was time for the party to shift to another location after spending 10 years at the Port-O-Call.In remarks to the crowd, Losch stressed that the hotel and its owners, the Scully family, are still firmly committed to the toy drive and other charitable efforts through the partnership with Waves of Caring.“It’s been a great honor working with Waves of Caring,” he said.The hotel’s ownership group includes brothers Michael and James Scully and Michael’s daughter, Jessica Scully, who serves as president, Pruzinsky said.The iconic Port-O-Call, affectionately known as the “Pink Lady” for its distinctive hue, has been a fixture at 15th Street and the Boardwalk since 1966.People walking through the hotel lobby Tuesday night passed a table brimming with stuffed animals, dolls, games, miniature trucks, balls and many more toys and gifts. Someone donated a bike. Gift certificates and cash donations were also accepted.“There are a lot of gifts here. I’m going to say it’s in the hundreds,” Pruzinsky said.A bike was among the hundreds of donated toys and other gifts.last_img read more

One stage, many stories

first_img Diversity Dialogue brings personal and professional context to the change Related In his 2015 Golden Globe acceptance speech for his role as a transgender father in the hit Amazon show “Transparent,” Jeffrey Tambor dedicated his win to the transgender community. “Thank you,” he said, “for letting us be part of the change.”Now, New York-based writer and producer Paul Lucas is doing his own part to help speed that change with “Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women,” running at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) through Feb. 5.Jo Bonney directs the documentary theater piece, which features several transgender performers and is based on more than 75 interviews Lucas conducted with members of the transgender community in six countries. The goal of his 90-minute production, Lucas said, is to shine a light on the diversity of stories within the trans community as well as on individual struggles — and successes. On becoming a man: Transgender in the workplace “It is not in any way didactic, it is not like a lecture on trans 101,” he said. “You just learn a lot about the trans experience and a lot of your preconceptions about what it means to be trans are just popped, one after the next.”For many, efforts to shift attitudes about the transgender community have moved too slowly. Hollywood has helped, with projects such as “Transparent” and the films “The Danish Girl” and “Transamerica.” In 2014, Laverne Cox, known for her role in the acclaimed Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” became the first openly transgender person to grace the cover of Time magazine.But the attention of filmmakers and show-runners has its limits. A report by the Human Rights Campaign said 2015 saw “more killings of transgender people than any other year on record.” And while transgender people can now openly serve in the military, the issue of transgender students who wish to use the bathroom of their choice has been met with opposition in some communities.Acceptance has been difficult because the identity of a transgender male or female is so individual, observers say. The trans community ranges from people who consider themselves trans in their minds, said Harvard scholar Michael Bronski, to those who have had full sex reassignment surgery.“I think that the real power of the trans movement is that it is so multifocal, it can be so many things,” said Bronski, a professor of practice in media and activism and the author of “‘You Can Tell Just by Looking’: And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People” (2013).“But I think that’s also where it’s going to face trouble. The multiplicity of trans identities makes it even more difficult to understand.”Drawn directly from Lucas’ interviews, the show’s seven characters range in age and life experience, from an African-American and Latina trans woman in her late 20s who transitioned at 17, to a British gynecologist in her 70s who transitioned to a woman at 68.Bianca Leigh plays Tatiana, who transitioned in the 1980s when there were no legal protections for trans men and women. Leigh, who is transgender, said that the message of “Trans Scripts” is ultimately uplifting. Leigh recalled telling the director of the show’s 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe premier that the audience needed to know “so many of us live happy, joyous lives, that we transition to something that can be lovely and beautiful.”Both Lucas and Leigh said they hope viewers will leave the production with a better understanding of the trans — not to mention the human — experience.“I hope what they walk away with is the idea that there is no single narrative, there are many ways of looking, many ways of being,” said Leigh. “That they don’t have to get everything right; that we are individuals. Almost that they forget they are seeing a play about trans people by the end, and they are just seeing a play about people.”Throughout the run of the show the A.R.T. will host moderated discussions following each performance with activists, students, medical professionals, artists, and scholars. For more information visit the A.R.T. website.last_img read more

Naval Special Forces Combats Drug Trafficking in Guatemala

first_imgIn an effort to combat drug trafficking along the Guatemalan coastline and in its waters, Guatemala’s Naval Special Forces (FEN, for its Spanish acronym) continue to coordinate their work with the Prosecutor’s Offices and the General Departmental Division of Counter Drug Analysis and Information (SGAIA). From there, the Prosecutor’s Offices are responsible for verifying any material seized; once it has done so, the SGAIA — member of Guatemala’s National Civil Police (PNC) — can arrest the suspects and bring them before the courts. Twelve SGAIA members work alongside FEN’s military service members, according to Edy Juárez, Vice Minister of Internal Affairs. Of its 82 Military service members, three are Officers, eight are Non-Commissioned Officers and 71 are Sailors. In an effort to combat drug trafficking along the Guatemalan coastline and in its waters, Guatemala’s Naval Special Forces (FEN, for its Spanish acronym) continue to coordinate their work with the Prosecutor’s Offices and the General Departmental Division of Counter Drug Analysis and Information (SGAIA). “FEN’s mission is to perform maritime policing and Naval operations in Guatemalan territorial waters to contribute, along with other institutions, to stopping threats such as drug trafficking,” explained a lieutenant acting as FEN Operations Officer, who requested anonymity due to the nature of his drug enforcement work. From there, the Prosecutor’s Offices are responsible for verifying any material seized; once it has done so, the SGAIA — member of Guatemala’s National Civil Police (PNC) — can arrest the suspects and bring them before the courts. Twelve SGAIA members work alongside FEN’s military service members, according to Edy Juárez, Vice Minister of Internal Affairs. Of its 82 Military service members, three are Officers, eight are Non-Commissioned Officers and 71 are Sailors. FEN patrols nine square kilometers in the Atlantic Ocean; 93,000 square kilometers in the Pacific, and 253,000 kilometers of coastline, from the border with El Salvador up the border with Mexico. It can enter territorial waters up to 100 miles out — and twice that with the logistical support of Coast Guard cutters, which are Guatemalan Navy vessels. Within that jurisdiction, specified by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, it may perform interdictions and bring aground vessels and suspects. “FEN’s mission is to perform maritime policing and Naval operations in Guatemalan territorial waters to contribute, along with other institutions, to stopping threats such as drug trafficking,” explained a lieutenant acting as FEN Operations Officer, who requested anonymity due to the nature of his drug enforcement work. Since January 1, FEN has seized 322 kilograms of cocaine, valued at $4.1 million. One of the most recent operations occurred on April 20, when FEN officials intercepted two ships 40 nautical miles off the Pacific coast, in Puerto San José, Escuintla. The ships, identified as “Yennifer 2,” and “Lupita,” carried several plastic barrels containing 170 packets of white powder — which law enforcement authorities, upon conducting field tests, identified as cocaine. center_img That bust adds to a track record of continuing success since FEN conducted its first major strike against drug traffickers in 2010. That year it seized 5,296 kg of cocaine valued at $66.2 million; and since then, it has seized millions of dollars of cocaine every year, culminating in 2,796 kilograms of cocaine in 2014. FEN patrols nine square kilometers in the Atlantic Ocean; 93,000 square kilometers in the Pacific, and 253,000 kilometers of coastline, from the border with El Salvador up the border with Mexico. It can enter territorial waters up to 100 miles out — and twice that with the logistical support of Coast Guard cutters, which are Guatemalan Navy vessels. Within that jurisdiction, specified by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, it may perform interdictions and bring aground vessels and suspects. By Dialogo May 08, 2015 That bust adds to a track record of continuing success since FEN conducted its first major strike against drug traffickers in 2010. That year it seized 5,296 kg of cocaine valued at $66.2 million; and since then, it has seized millions of dollars of cocaine every year, culminating in 2,796 kilograms of cocaine in 2014. Since January 1, FEN has seized 322 kilograms of cocaine, valued at $4.1 million. One of the most recent operations occurred on April 20, when FEN officials intercepted two ships 40 nautical miles off the Pacific coast, in Puerto San José, Escuintla. The ships, identified as “Yennifer 2,” and “Lupita,” carried several plastic barrels containing 170 packets of white powder — which law enforcement authorities, upon conducting field tests, identified as cocaine. It is to be hoped that the government of the U.S. will cooperate by having its country: minimize the use of substances harmful to health; it’s time for a country that uses and exports psychotropic drugs to approximately 60 million consumers and which has a parasitic economy derived from drug trafficking. Integrate into the great World challenge. A World Without Drugs for World Peace.last_img read more

Pursuit suspect escapes serious injuries in three state chase

first_imgSunman, In. — A Thursday morning chase that began near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport ended near Sunman with one arrest.A report from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles from the Indiana State Police says the pursuit began at 7:40 a.m. and by 8 a.m. the subject crashed his Cadillac Escalade into the back of a semi truck on westbound I-74 at the Sunman exit. (Beginning of the construction zone) Reports indicate a Lawrenceburg police officer pursued the subject at speeds of over 100-miles-per-hour.The unnamed suspect was captured after a short foot pursuit.Multiple agencies in three states are investigating the matter.last_img read more

GARDA TRAFFIC BOSS IN ROADS APPEAL AS OFFICERS ATTEND SCENE OF TWO-CAR CRASH

first_imgTHE head of the Traffic Corps in Donegal has appealed for motorists to stay at home unless absolutely necessary as road conditions worsen tonight – and officers help motorists whose vehicles ended up in the ditch.Gardaí are at the scene of an incident at Gortlee in Letterkenny where two vehicles have left the road.Conditions across the county remain hazardous. Inspector Michael Harrison has asked all motorists to slow down and only to make journeys when necessary.He warned further bad weather later in the week will also need to be heeded. GARDA TRAFFIC BOSS IN ROADS APPEAL AS OFFICERS ATTEND SCENE OF TWO-CAR CRASH was last modified: January 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashgortahorkGortleegortlessletterkennylast_img read more