Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hoursdailyAbility to sit for extended periods of timeRegular attendance is a necessary and essential function Assists in the development and evaluation of online coursesaccording to established guidelines and specificationsCreates curated media, including print, digital, audio, videoand animationProvides a range of training and support servicesEvaluates, selects, implements and maintains new tools andmethodologies to support online teaching and learningMaintains comprehensive recordsAchieves annual, measurable individual improvement goals ofacquiring or refining skills and/or obtaining increased knowledgein job-related areas Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditionscommonly associated with the performance of this job’sfunctions. Physical Abilities – The physical demands described beloware representative of those that must be met by an employee tosuccessfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform essential functions. Supports the mission of the university and serves as anambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellenceModels, supports and holds others accountable to theuniversity’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativityand teamworkProfessionally evaluates and respectfully delivers educationalprograms; offers academic support as neededPromotes the university by participating in relevantprofessional organizations and eventsProvides exemplary customer services to faculty andinstructors Collaborates with all relevant parties throughout the designand delivery of educational programsAssists faculty and instructors in applying models,methodologies or technologies appropriate to course or programcontent, context and formatSupports a culture of continuous professional improvement andthe attainment and assessment of institutional, program and courselearning outcomesSeeks opportunities to exchange and integrate innovativeideas Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, butnot all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessaryto perform this job competently. Bachelor’s degreeMaster’s degree preferred Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration Equal Opportunity EmployerLindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. TheUniversity complies with appropriate federal, state, and local lawsand provides equal employment opportunities and access toeducational programs without regard to race, color, religion,gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to allqualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University iscommitted to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated toproviding a positive discrimination-free educational workenvironment. Service Excellence Welcome to Career Opportunities at Lindenwood University.PLEASE READ: For all applications, please include your resumeand cover letter. You may skip the “Quick Apply” pageby simply clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page. 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If youare a current or prospective student applying for a studentemployee position, please use your student email address in theemail field on the application.JOB TITLE SUMMARYJob Title: Specialist, Instructional TechnologyDivision: Academic and Student AffairsEvaluation Group: StaffFLSA Status: ExemptStarting Salary: $ 46,286.00 +Reports To: Director, Lindenwood OnlinePositions Supervised: N/AJob SummaryUsing evolving technologies, the instructional technologyspecialist develops online courses according to establishedguidelines and specifications; creates curated media, includingprint, digital, audio, video and animation; and provides a range oftraining and support services.Essential Job Functions and Performance IndicatorsThe intent of this job description is to provide a representationof the types of duties and level of responsibility that will berequired of positions given this title. This job description shallnot be construed as a declaration of the total of the specificduties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employeesmay be directed to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description.Job Responsibilities and Execution Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals fromdiverse communities and culturesStrong attention to detailHighly developed analytical, organizational and interpersonalskillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsExcellent presentation skillsTechnologically savvy and creativeProficient in learning management systems, includingCanvasAbility to work in a fast-paced, team environmentStrong professional integrity and independent problem-solvingskillsAbility to achieve effective outcomes; build credibility andtrust; and ensure exceptional service to all stakeholders Job may require other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination ofeducation, training and experience will be considered. Additionalrequirements may be designated by position. General office/educational setting, including computer labs,classrooms, and related support facilities at system-wide campusesand extension sitesOnline academic environmentOccasional night and weekend work may be required to supportthe diverse teaching schedules of faculty and instructors
Bankrupt women’s clothing chain Charlotte Russe is closing all of its stores — including several in Westchester and Fairfield counties, the Westchester County Business Journal reported. The San Diego-based retailer filed for Chapter 11 protection in February and has announced liquidation sales at all 512 of its stores. Outposts at the Danbury Fair, Stamford Town Center, Westfield Trumbull, Galleria White Plains and Jefferson Valley malls will all be shuttering, according to the outlet. Private equity firm Advent International bought Charlotte Russe for $380 million in 2009. The company mulled an initial public offering, but reportedly didn’t end up moving forward with a listing due to a drop in sales. [WBJ] This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
Message* Workers cite Covid-19 risks for not returning to office; fewer than half who return cite productivity (iStock)Americans are divided on whether to return to the office — and on the reasons for their choice.Fifty-two percent of respondents to a large annual survey are choosing to work from home, and of those, 58 percent cited Covid-19 risks while commuting or working as a reason, according to the Wall Street Journal.One in three remote workers cited an enhanced work-life balance, while 26 percent said they are more productive at home, according to the Edelman online survey of 31,050 adults from Oct. 19 to Nov. 18. Respondents could choose more than one reason.Read moreCuomo announces plan to get workers back to officesReturn to the office? Manhattan workers say no thanksOffices remain empty, and big cities are feeling the crunch Email Address* Of the 48 percent who have returned to the office, 42 percent said they are more productive there, 34 percent said their employer made them feel safe and 22 percent said it made for a healthier work-life balance.Still, other data show that not many office workers have returned to their desks. By the end of October, only one in 10 Manhattan workers had returned; by mid-November, only a quarter of employees nationwide had returned. Key-card data show the leading return-to-work cities, such as Dallas, still have fewer than half of workers back.The real estate industry has been pushing for employees to return, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week announced a plan to encourage them.[WSJ] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Full Name* This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
Meanwhile, the Commission this week formally suspended all exports of Portuguese beef and cattle, after EU veterinary chiefs endorsed its proposals for a ban. The vets’ failure to endorse a lifting of the embargo means it will be up to EU farm ministers to take a final decision when they meet on 23 November.They are expected to follow the voting pattern set by the vets. With just 5 countries voting against (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Austria) and two abstaining (Luxembourg and the Netherlands), this would be enough for the proposed relaxation of the ban to go through at ministerial level.Under the proposal, beef from animals born after August 1996, when feeding practices linked to the spread of BSE were outlawed in the UK, would be eligible for export. But officials stress that even if ministers agree to lift the ban, British slaughterhouses will have to be inspected once more before exports can resume. The concensus is that it will be early next year before UK beef arrives on supermarket shelves in mainland Europe.
Nathaniel Treister has been named the new Post Graduate Program director of the Division of Oral Medicine at the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity (OMII) at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). Treister was previously assistant professor of oral medicine at HSDM. His new appointment will begin March 1.As the new program director, Treister will oversee the oral medicine advanced graduate education program, and will also lead initiatives in designing a new OMII department strategy that includes the creation of a hospital-based two-year certificate program.“I am very excited about having Dr. Treister focus on our advanced graduate education program, and bring his expertise and energy to these new developments,” said OMII Professor and Chair Roland Baron.Treister earned his D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 before coming to Harvard, where he completed his D.MSc. degree in 2005. He is board certified in oral medicine and practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with special interest in oral mucosal diseases, salivary gland diseases, and oral complications in cancer patients.
View Comments La Soiree Check out some of the provocative performers and astonishing acrobats who perform in La Soiree in the video below! La Soiree first appeared in New York in 2006 under the title Absinthe: Les Artistes de La Clique. Subsequent versions of Absinthe shows were inspired by the original production but did not have any of the same creative or production team. Since its inaugural production in London at the South Bank, La Soiree has played Australia, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Step right this way! The internationally acclaimed live circus-cabaret La Soiree officially opens at off-Broadway’s Union Square Theatre on November 7. Created by Brett Haylock, La Soiree includes performances by Stephen “Bath Boy” Williams, The English Gents, Mario, the Queen of the Circus, Ursula Martinez and more! The sexy, funny and dangerous world of La Soiree combines cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety in one seductive setting. The evening features a rotating cast of over 20 artists, with the acts varying from night to night. La Soiree brings the flashiness of vaudeville salons straight into the 21st century with ringside seats, bar service and posh tables. Performers for La Soiree will include stars of the Olivier Award-winning La Clique. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 11, 2014 Related Shows
In response to recent news reports about debt collection scams, the New England Collectors Association offers the following tips for consumers to identify legitimate collection activities:’ ‘ ‘Unscrupulous scams hurt Vermont consumers and unnecessarily impedes legitimate debt collection efforts,’ said New England Collectors Association President Jeff DiMatteo. ‘The recovery of consumer debt is vitally important to our local, state and national economies. Those who purposely violate the law to exploit Vermont consumers should be held fully accountable for their actions.’In addition to federal and state regulatory oversight of the debt collection industry and state law, the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) outlines several important items that consumers can use to discern a legitimate attempt to recover a debt.’ Generally:A debt collector may not contact a consumer at times known to be inconvenient to the consumer – assumed to be contact prior to 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m. in your time zone. Further, a debt collector may not contact a consumer at his/her place of employment if they know that such contact is prohibited by the employer or consumer. A debt collector may not communicate, in connection with the collection of the debt, with anyone other than the consumer in question or his or her attorney (or the consumer’s spouse unless prohibited by state law).For debt collection communications, a debt collector must disclose its identity to the consumer and notify the consumer that the communication is from a debt collector, and (in the initial communication) that any information obtained will be used to effect collection of the debt.A debt collector may not make false representations and may not threaten to take action (e.g., lawsuit, jail, garnishment, etc.) against a consumer if it doesn’t actually intend to seek such action. A debt collector must notify consumers of their right to dispute the validity of the debt, in part or in full, with the debt collector. The notice is required to be sent by debt collectors within five days of the initial communication with the consumer and the consumer has 30-days to request verification of the debt from the debt collector. If the consumer disputes the validity of the debt within the 30-day time period, a debt collector must cease collection of the debt until it provides verification of the debt.Vermont consumers should also take great care when giving out personal information including a credit card, bank account or Social Security number until certain of the authenticity of the other party.’ Consumers should monitor his/her credit report, as well as accounts and immediately report any suspicious or unauthorized purchases to the bank or credit card provider.’ If a consumer believes his/her identity has been stolen, [s]he should contact the local police department and visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft(link is external) for information on what to do.‘Debt collectors are not an enemy of consumers,’ DiMatteo said. ‘We are advocates for protecting consumer rights while balancing the ability to recover rightfully owed obligations that maintain America’s credit-based economy.’ For more information about working with a debt collector visit www.askdoctordebt.org(link is external).’ MONTPELIER ‘ (November 4, 2013)ssachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It is a State Unit of ACA International (www.acainternational.org(link is external)), the comprehensive, knowledge-based resource for the credit and collection industry.’ Founded in 1939, ACA brings together nearly 5,000 members in the United States and abroad, and their more than 300,000 employees, including third-party collection agencies, asset buyers, attorneys, creditors and vendor affiliates.’ ‘
VBM file photo of O’Brien Brothers home building in South Burlington in August 2018.Vermont Business Magazine The Agency of Education this week announced its endorsement of the National Center for Construction Education and Research’s (NCCER) “Introductory Craft Skills” curriculum (www.nccer.org(link is external)). The NCCER curriculum is used across the nation in education and training programs, by schools, colleges and employers’ in-house training programs. It culminates in stackable credentials and is being implemented this fall in all regional career technical education (CTE) center construction trades programs as part of a larger state initiative to develop career pathways in construction.“Vermont is facing a shortage of skilled trades workers,” said Governor Phil Scott. “As people in the construction industry are quickly reaching retirement age, we lack a pipeline to fill those openings. We need to be doing everything we can to face this issue head-on, not only in the construction sector but across the economy,” Governor Scott added.“The Agency of Education is doing its part to ensure that students leaving CTE programs have skills that employers are consistently telling us they need and to ensure that CTE students have the opportunity to pursue education beyond high school – whether it be a certificate, degree, or an apprenticeship,” said Deputy Secretary Heather Bouchey.The endorsement of this curriculum is the result of several years of work, led by the Agency of Education, and conducted in partnership with the CTE center construction trades teachers and CTE center directors. The River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, Vermont and their construction trades teacher, Erin Hunter, along with Engelberth Construction and Trumbell-Nelson Construction played a key role in advocating for the adoption of the NCCER curriculum. The Vermont Talent Pipeline, a part of the Vermont Business Roundtable, played a pivotal role in convening members of the Construction Employer Collaborative(link is external) to review and adopt the curriculum and credentials.Jay Ramsey, the state’s Director of Career Technical Education (CTE) said “the Talent Pipeline has been a fantastic partner in this process. If they hadn’t been involved, we would not have employers across the state telling us they want to see applicants with these credentials. Employers committed to preferential hiring, and even higher starting wages for people coming to them with NCCER credentials.”The Agency of Education has contracted with Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire/Vermont to deliver the required teacher training. The Agency will be working with regional CTE centers over the next several years to develop additional career pathways in construction trades and is planning to expand the role of apprenticeships in CTE construction trades programs that include a focus on training in plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. The Agency also plans to continue work with the Department of Labor and with Vermont Technical College to enhance the relationship between CTE construction trades programs and registered apprenticeship, and degree and certificate programs.For additional information, including upcoming career pathway events, contact Dr. Oscar Aliaga, State Career Pathways Coordinator ([email protected](link sends e-mail)).About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit www.nccer.org(link is external).About Vermont Talent Pipeline Management – VTPM project is a statewide, employer-led, demand-driven approach that organizes employer collaboratives to address an industry’s most critical workforce needs by applying talent supply chain strategies and practices. The TPM model was developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. VTPM is headquartered within the Vermont Business Roundtable.About Vermont Business Roundtable – The Vermont Business Roundtable is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of CEOs from Vermont’s top private and nonprofit employers, representing geographic diversity and all major sectors of the Vermont economy. The Roundtable is committed to sustaining a sound economy and preserving Vermont’s unique quality of life by studying and making recommendations on statewide public policy issues.Source: Agency of Education 9.18.2018
Police administered life-saving measures to the man after his surrender, trying to stem blood loss from the gunshot wound until paramedics arrived and transported him to the hospital. Media reports suggest the man is in critical condition.Some Lenexa police officers suffered minor injuries as a result of the collisions.Johnson County’s Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team will handle analysis of the incident to determine whether use of police force was justified. Photo credit Lenexa Police.A Lenexa police officer attempting to stop a stolen vehicle from fleeing law enforcement shot a man Tuesday night, causing life threatening injuries.Police report that patrol officers were attempting to stop a vehicle that had been reported stolen around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on 87th Street Parkway just east of I-435. When police ordered the driver to get out of the car, he began to drive away, striking at least three occupied Lenexa police vehicles as he fled.“A Lenexa Officer discharged his department-issued handgun, striking the suspect,” said the department in a release.The suspect made his way onto westbound 87th Street, and managed to drive for approximately three-and-a-half miles before surrendering around 81st Street and Woodland.Photographs from people in the neighborhood show a vehicle badly damaged:
ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services announces the following retail lease transactions:>> DOLLAR TREE TO OPEN IN RANCH MARKET CENTER IN GLENDALEDollar Tree Stores, Inc. signed a lease for a 10,000 SF store to open in the Phoenix Ranch Market Center (above photo) at the NWC of 67th Ave. and Camelback Rd. in Glendale. Donna Reece of ZELL Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. represented the Landlord, Phoenix Ranch Market, L.L.C., and Kurt Kalocin of SRS Real Estate Partners represented the Tenant.>> GB ON 7th SIGNS LEASE AT BETHANY VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTERGB on 7th, a restaurant featuring contemporary Mexican cuisine, has signed a lease for 3,179 SF in the Bethany Village Shopping Center, north of the NEC of 7th St. and Bethany Home Rd. in Phoenix. Donna Reece of ZELL represented the Landlord, Central 7th, L.L.C., and Matt Schrauth of Omni Real Estate represented the Tenant.>> NOSH COMING TO COPPER POINT IN CHANDLERNOSH, a wine bar and cafe, has signed a lease to open a 1,482 SF restaurant in the Copper Point Shopping Center, Albertson’s anchored center on the NWC of Ray Rd. and McClintock Dr. in Chandler. Bryan Ledbetter of ZELL represented the Landlord, MR SHOPDEVCO, L.L.C., and Traci Russell of CBRE represented the Tenant.>> PRICKLEY PEAR SIGNS LEASE IN LAKESIDE PLAZAPrickley Pear, a retail store selling furniture and women’s clothing and offering interior design services, has signed a lease for 912 SF to relocate its established business to Lakeside Plaza Shopping Center, at the SWC of 40th St. and Chandler Blvd. in Phoenix. Bryan Ledbetter of ZELL represented the Landlord, Lakeside Plaza Shops Owners, L.L.C.