Iron Mountain Interactive secures $3m investment from Oasis Games

first_imgIron Mountain Interactive secures $3m investment from Oasis GamesFunding represents first Western investment from the Hong Kong-based publisher Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterMonday 2nd July 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleOasis GamesAustrian indie developer Iron Mountain Interactive has secured a $3 million Series A investment from Asian publisher Oasis Games. The deal will see Oasis Games retain a minority stake in the company along with securing exclusive worldwide publishing rights to Iron Mountain’s unannounced game, a competitive online multiplayer “Hero Sport” slated for release in 2019. Established last year in Vienna, Iron Mountain was founded by a group of Rockstar Games, Deep Silver, and Socialspiel Entertainment veterans with experience working on titles such as Grand Theft Auto, Dead Island, Max Payne, and Manhunt. “Oasis Games shares our vision for bringing high-quality online multiplayer games to the world, and they have been doing so globally since 2011,” said Iron Mountain CEO Mike Borras. “I’m looking forward to working in partnership with Oasis Games to combine their Chinese and global platforms and resources with our love for creating unique and ambitious multiplayer games that can be enjoyed on multiple platforms by millions of players around the world.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games To date, Oasis Games has released 90 titles across PC, console, and mobile, including Legend Online which has over 50 million players.”[This] is our first investment in a Western company and further strengthens our publishing portfolio and stable of development talent, as this team’s long and impressive track record for developing high-quality, unique gameplay experiences for both Western and Asian audiences, will resonate with our international player base,” said Oasis Games CEO Yuhui Wang. “This partnership marks yet another milestone in our ongoing strategy for growing our business in the Western market, together with our partners at Sony Interactive Entertainment Asia.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 4 hours agoEA Play Live set for July 22Formerly E3-adjacent event moves to take place a month and half after the ESA’s showBy Jeffrey Rousseau 5 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Kickstarter accused of “union busting campaign” by former employees

first_imgKickstarter accused of “union busting campaign” by former employeesTwo former staff claim they were fired for their roles in unionising Kickstarter’s workforceMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 17th September 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareKickstarter is under fire after being accused of sacking at least two employees for helping its workforce to unionise.Both Taylor Moore and Clarissa Redwine have spoken out on Twitter about the alleged circumstances that led to their dismissals as employees of Kickstarter.Moore stated: “I was fired for organizing a union. They offered me no real reasons, but one month’s severance for signing an NDA. I will not be signing it.”Moore mentioned Redwine as “another member of the organizing committee” to be fired. On Twitter, Redwine described a “termination agreement” that included a non-disparagement clause, which she was asked to sign in return for severance pay. She also refused.”Kickstarter’s management continues to state that I was fired for performance issues,” Redwine said. “I find this strange because I not only met but exceeded all performance metrics in Q2. I was great at my job. And I loved it.”Moore described Kickstarter’s actions as a “union busting campaign,” and “an unforgivable abandonment of the values of an organization that I have loved and served with my whole heart.””We’ll be clear: No Kickstarter employee has been or ever will be fired for union organizing” Kickstarter official statementMoore added: “I urge the Kickstarter staff to unionize, sign that petition and exercise your right to a more fair and equitable workplace. Don’t let what happened to me happen to you. You deserve better.”These allegations are surprising, as the efforts to unionise the Kickstarter workforce started positively in March this year. Going under the name Kickstarter United, a group of employees presented the union as a way to “safeguard and enrich Kickstarter’s charter commitments to creativity, equity, and a positive impact on society.”At the time, Kickstarter stated: “We’re proud that everyone here at Kickstarter cares deeply about its mission and its future. We’re aware that there are team members at Kickstarter who are interested in forming a union, and we look forward to hearing more about our employees’ concerns.”In May, interim CEO Aziz Hasan said that Kickstarter United would only be officially recognised if Kickstarter’s employees voted for it in a National Labour Relations Board election.According to Kickstarter, that belief in its employees’ right to decide is still the case. In a statement published on Twitter, the company insisted “that decision remains in their hands.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “In the last six months, Kickstarter’s leadership has worked to foster an environment where the right to organize and the rules around that process are followed and respected,” the company said. “We’ll be clear: No Kickstarter employee has been or ever will be fired for union organizing.”According to Polygon, a formal charge has been filed with the National Labour Relations Board on behalf of Kickstarter United. The documents cite the “unlawfully broad non-disparagement clause” associated with the firings of Moore and Redwine.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 10 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 13 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Competing solar ballot initiatives withdrawn in Arizona

first_imgCompeting solar ballot initiatives withdrawn in ArizonaAn attempt to take the issue of compensation for rooftop solar to Arizona voters has been called off, and now SolarCity and Arizona Public Service will enter negotiations over the future of net metering. April 29, 2016 Christian Roselund Legal Markets Markets & Policy Share Arizona has long been a key battleground for the future of U.S. solar. Once one of the largest rooftop solar markets, in 2013 the state was the first to allow utilities to implement charges on their customers who install PV systems.?? This decision was highly controversial both inside and outside the state, and as a “red” state Arizona saw the rise of one of the first organizations of politically conservative solar advocates under Tell Utilities Solar Won’t be Killed (TUSK). And since that time, Arizona utilities have made multiple other efforts to weaken the state’s net metering policy, which has led to high-profile conflicts in the state’s otherwise boring regulatory body. Yesterday the long battle over distributed solar policies took another turn, with a solar advocates backed by SolarCity and legislators agreeing to drop rival ballot measures in a negotiated truce. In an evening press conference, Arizona State Senator Debbie Lesko (R) announced that she and State Senator John Shooter (R) would withdraw bills to create ballot initiatives that could have affected the solar industry.Senator Lesko’s bill would have allowed voters to lower the rate of compensation for net metering, instead of having that decision made through a regulatory process by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). Senator Shooter’s bill would have given voters the option to have solar leasing companies regulated by the ACC as utilities. In exchange, the SolarCity-backed Yes on AZ Solar group has agreed to drop its ballot initiative to enshrine a right to net metering in the state constitution, including measures to prevent utilities for implementing discriminatory fees on solar customers. This deal was mediated by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R).“Governor Ducey and legislative leadership created a space for a peaceful resolution, and we appreciate APS’ willingness to come to the table and find a solution that works for everyone, and that gives stability to one of the world’s best distributed solar industries,” states SolarCity Director of Communications Will Craven.This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. 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USAID signs MoC with Liberia Electricity Corporation

first_imgThe United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to provide electricity to residents of Suakoko District, Bong County.According to the Front Page Africa, under the agreement the two will jointly support the development and management of a 77 kilometer electricity transmission line from the Nimba County grid in Ganta, Nimba County, to Gbarnga, Bong County.The 33kv line is expected to provide electricity to 2,200 households and 150 businesses and institutions in the Suakoko area, including Cuttington University, the Central Agricultural Research Institute, and Phebe Hospital.Ultimately, the goal is to expand the project and provide electricity to more people of Bong County, particularly in the Gbarnga area. Read more…The memorandum, signed on Friday in the presence of Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, forms part of the United States government’s efforts through its Power Africa Initiative to help Liberia provide its people access to affordable electricity.USAID supports rural electrificationUSAID has also been working with the Liberia Rural and Renewable Energy Authority to build the capacity of the Authority and bring electricity to rural dwellers.It is reported that up to date, USAID has funded three renewable energy pilot projects that use biomass, biofuel, or solar energy to bring electricity to residents and businesses of Gbarnway and Solumba, Lofa County, and Kwendin, Nimba County.Speaking at the event in Monrovia, USAID Liberia mission director, Dr. Anthony Chan, pledged continued focus on helping the country provide more of its people access to affordable electricity, and to achieve its goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2030.Meanwhile, President Sirleaf said: “The end result is not first to get the power running but to get the generated power to the public, individuals, hospital, and clinics.”She added: “This maybe my last witnessing or signing done for the government but I am pleased that the purpose for which it stands fulfils one of the main priorities.” BRICS AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Generation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentcenter_img Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Previous articleGhana: 14% price cut to bolster private sectorNext articleENGIE acquires two energy firms operating in West Africa Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Featured image: Stocklast_img read more

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan: Well thought but exposed to further exploitation

first_imgOf late, the headlines of main media on job schemes of migrant workers were in a hit-and-run mode. These employment programs are meant for those who have returned from other States during the lockdown periods due to COVID 19. At the national level, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan intended for 125 days’ employment for migrants of 116 districts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha. And again Atma Nirbhar Rozgar Abhiyan from Uttar Pradesh State for providing jobs to 1.25 crore migrant workers has been announced without many details. This trend may continue for the rest of the states. These initiatives of job schemes are well and good, especially in the midst of migrant workers’ catastrophe. However, it has been observed that all these programs would not be able to give sure-fire job for repatriating migrants of the states. This sceptic arises because of obvious objection due to the scheme’s exclusive nature of the designs, unclear implementation strategy and more than that the suspended period of labour laws in most of the states where migrant job guarantee seems to be executed. The exclusive nature of scheme design is very clear from the limiting of target groups of the scheme. That is 67 lakhs migrant people in six states based on the data collated by the Union Skill Development Ministry. Then what about left-out migrants in the country? The World Bank has itself stated that 40 million internal migrants have been returned to the homeland from urban centres due to COVID 19 impact. On May 1st, Home Ministry has said out of four crore migrant labourers in the country 75 lakh migrants have returned from different parts of the country and further arrangement of 2,600 ‘Shramik’ trains have been announced for migrant workers to travel back home. Selection of districts for the implementation of the scheme is very clear, showing the narrow approach of concern of migrants’ issues from the part of Government. It is because, for the schemes’ implementation, only six states were being chosen out of 29 States and 7 Union territories. Even the districts are high densities of returning migrant workers, like West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Punjab were out of the scheme purview. Another interesting factor is, the implementation system of the scheme has been suggested a convergence method. It would be a programme of 12 departments of different ministries except for Ministries of Labour & Employment, Skill Development& Entrepreneurship which are even so much connected with employment matters. However, from the all past experience most of the convergence missions had always proven as a failed effort being a ‘ no one’s child’. Likewise, these employment schemes’ implementation system still remain in an unclear state. As it’s known, this scheme would work out through the panchayats, village-level governing bodies where migrant workers are supposed to be registered. At the same time, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has claimed that 75 lakh migrant got trained with special skills and made them employable. However, according to an official document, it has been brought to the knowledge that these data were collected by a private agency with the help of ‘Shramik’ trains records. As such till today Government does not have any official records of inter-state migration based on The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act of 1979, besides census data. Actually, it is a matter of fact that all the work which have been listed in the central migrant schemes are only a routine kind of works of different ministries and departments as a part of the extension, development and even maintenance based on different tenders cum contracts. The works have been listed under the schemes are building community sanitation complex, construction of Gram Panchayat Bhawan, Works if it comes under finance commission funds, works of National Highways, Work-related with water conservation & harvesting, Construction of wells in Plantations (including through CAMPA funds), work in the horticulture sector, Work of Railway, Work which comes under Shyama Prasad Mukherjee RURBAN mission, PM KUSUM works. Work of laying of fibre optic cable under Bharat net, Works under Jal Jeevan Mission, Employment connected with Anganwadi Center, Rural housing (PMAY-Gramin) project, work of Rural Connectivity (PMGSY) & Border road, Training under KVKs for livelihoods 18. Works in PM Urja Ganga project, Works through the District Mineral Fund, Work of Solid and liquid waste management, Construction of Farm ponds, Cattle sheep, Goat shed, Poultry shed and Vermicomposting program. For all aforementioned programs, the Government has been granted Rs. 50,000 crores from the fund collected through Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 (PMGKY) based on the Income declaration scheme, 2016, apart from the allotted amount of about Rs 1,001,231 crore in the budget of 2020 – 2021. The tenders cum contracts based work would only be able to give unorganised sector work, especially in the states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh where all the labour laws have been suspended for three years and 1,000 days respectively, and increased working hours from 8 to 12 in a day and 72 hours from 48 hrs a week. The suspension of labour laws especially the Industrial Disputes Acts and the Shop and Industrial Establishment Act (Standing Order) is a massive block of industrial dispute resolutions between the employer and employees. It seems that the settlement facilities of industrial disputes become a rudiment in these States and even there is a high chance to underestimate the Minimum Wage and Equal Payment Acts. All these provisions would take away workers’ rights under new migrant employment schemes. And again, the states which are going to implement recent migrant job schemes would have easy opportunities to receive a takeout position of the welfare provisions under the Factory Act and the Building and Other Construction Act. So the employers come under migrant employment schemes are not bound to make the facilities of safety and securities of workers, cleanliness at the workplace, disposal of waste, lighting, drinking water, canteens, restroom, crèches and wages during the leave period and even construction firms won’t contribute to Board of Construction Workers the cess fund. In India there has been an increase in unemployment rate day by day, that was highlighted in 2019 as the first time in India’s history employment collapsed by 9 million in six years. And again in the Covid 19 lockdown crisis, one out of four lost the jobs as per Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy report IE employment fell by 114 million. As a result, today in India the availability of outsized numbers of low-cost labourers are easy to be contracted and also being exploited in the high-level forms. In this situation, the employers are easy to hire employees through temporary employment agencies which would be disappeared after recruitment and leave their workers in the lurch. All this means that the job scheme which proposed is short term and indecent one. Taking the experience from MGNREGS, being an Act and scheme based program, India needs a long-term and protected with a review of national regulatory and institutional concerns in resettlement and rehabilitation of migrant labourers. At present they are undocumented, largely unskilled, have no union protection and representation to be guaranteed their rights. Mainly they were daily wagers in construction sectors, agricultural fields and farms, workers in small factories or service sector, or shops or in dhabas, or in tea stalls, they were also car cleaners, truck washers, domestic helpers who sweep, swab, cook Qand clean, for multiple households in urban India. However, they are skilled workers with the potential to be beneficially utilised in the forthcoming fourth industrial revolution era’s technology and strategy.last_img read more

Canadian Dressage Team 11th at WEG

first_img Email* Mill Spring, NC – The Canadian Dressage Team returned to centreline on Sept. 13 at the FEI World Equestrian Games ™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) in Mill Spring, NC for the final day of team competition, where they earned 11th place.Together, Megan Lane of Loretto, ON, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint Bruno, QC, Jill Irving of Moncton, NB, and Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON earned a team total score of 206.538 in the Grand Prix to wrap up their WEG 2018 experience.Germany was crowned the winning team on a score of 242.950. The United States took silver on 233.136, while Great Britain earned bronze (229.628). Isabelle Werth of Germany topped the individual standings with Bella Rose on a score of 84.829%.After Trussell and Irving kicked things off during day one of dressage competition, Lane and Fraser-Beaulieu closed out the Canadian performances on day two.Fraser-Beaulieu was riding high after representing the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) as flag bearer in the opening ceremony, and her week continued to improve after she piloted All In (Tango x Damiro), a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding she co-owns with her husband, Marc-Andre Beaulieu and father, Craig Fraser, to a score of 70.016% in her WEG debut.“I had a little mistake in the zig zag, but it felt amazing,” said Fraser-Beaulieu, who also rode All In at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games, helping the Canadian Dressage Team earn the silver medal. “He went in that ring – and there is a lot of atmosphere in there – and he was totally with me. Overall, I am so proud of him.”Highlighted by high scores for individual movements, including 7.9 for one-tempis and 7.1 for extended trot, Beaulieu’s performance made her the top-placed Canadian of the Games in 33rd place, just shy of the top 30 invited forward into the Grand Prix Special on Sept. 14.Partnered with Zodiac MW, Megan Lane of Loretto, ON completed her fourth consecutive major games for the Canadian Dressage Team at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 on Sept.13, 2018.Photo Credit – © Cealy TetleyLane, who was also part of the silver medalist team in 2015 and competing in her fourth consecutive major games for the Canadian Dressage Team, picked up a hard-earned score of 60.901% aboard Zodiac MW (Rousseau x Amethist), a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Deer Ridge Equestrian.Canadian fans are accustomed to seeing Lane with her long-time veteran partner, Caravella, who she competed with at all levels, from Young Rider to the 2016 Rio Olympics. For the past few years, Lane has also focused on bringing Zodiac MW up through the ranks, reaching the grand prix level in early 2018. In his first major games experience, Zodiac MW had a few bobbles in the piaffe movements mid-way through the test, but recovered to finish on a high note, earning scores of 7.4 in the canter pirouettes, 7.3 for a flying change, and nailing the final piaffe.“Zodiac came in a bit tense, but that was to be expected because it’s his first international championship,” explained Lane. “He’s been doing the grand prix for less than a year. At this phase in their life, you don’t really know what’s going to happen in the arena, but I am very proud of him. He finished really well, which I am happy with.”Lane concluded, “Horses really keep you humble. It’s a very humbling sport. You live and learn.”With the team competition concluded, the focus now turns to individual competition in dressage. The top 30 athletes will move forward to compete for individual honours in the Grand Prix Special on Sept. 14. From there, the 15 best-placed athletes will have the opportunity to perform their custom choreography set to music during the fan-favourite Grand Prix Freestyle on Sept. 16.As Canada did not finish among the top six teams at WEG, the team did not qualify for a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Canada will now need to qualify at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enewscenter_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Tags: 2018 World Equestrian Games, 2018 WEG Dressage, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTOR

first_imgMissouri State University is accepting applications for aRESIDENCE HALL DIRECTOR in Residence Life, Housing& Dining Services.  Responsibilities: primary live-inadministrator of a residence hall, responsible for all managementfunctions necessary to provide students with a community in whichthey can live and learn comfortably and effectively; promoting,within the hall, an atmosphere conducive to academic and personalgrowth, reflecting the mission and philosophy of the Department ofResidence Life, Housing and Dining Services and the University.  For required qualifications and application procedures:https://jobs.missouristate.edu or call (417) 836-4683.  Pay Grade: 42. Salary:$35,568/annually. Successful candidates must be committed toworking with diverse student and community populations. Employmentwill require a criminal background check at Universityexpense.  EO/AA/M/F/VETERANS/DISABILITY/SEXUALORIENTATION/GENDER IDENTITY EMPLOYER AND INSTITUTION.last_img read more

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (tenure track or clinical) – Internal Medicine, Mobile

first_imgPosting DetailsJob TitleAssistant/Associate/Full Professor (tenure track or clinical) -Internal Medicine, MobilePosting NumberP0217FJob Description SummaryThe Department of Pharmacy Practice of the Auburn UniversityHarrison School of Pharmacy, Mobile campus, is seeking one (1) fulltime faculty member at the Assistant/Associate/Full clinical ortenure track level, with the decision for clinical vs. tenure trackdepending on the candidate’s interests and qualifications. TheHarrison School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practiceprovides a premier practice, education and research program. Theinnovative professional practice and teaching programs of theHarrison School of Pharmacy provide opportunities for faculty toteach in a student-centered learning environment, including uniqueand innovative early and advanced experiential programs. Facultymembers at the Harrison School of Pharmacy are leaders amongpharmacy educators in the assessment of learning.Responsibilities:•Provide pharmaceutical care services to patients in acute patientcare practices affiliated with the Department of Internal Medicineand Department of Surgery/Trauma at the University of SouthAlabama, College of Medicine located in Mobile, Alabama.•Precept student clerkships in these inpatient settings for theExperiential Programs Office of Auburn University, Harrison Schoolof Pharmacy;•Develop and sustain a scholarship program appropriate for thefaculty member’s professional goals and interests;•Participate in student-centered instruction to Pharm.D. studentsat Auburn University, Harrison School of Pharmacy. Teleconferencingis available for teaching activities, and•Participate in University and School governance through committeeservice.Pertinent Facts about the Position:•The Department of Pharmacy Practice has 39 members practicingthroughout Alabama and Western Georgia, and over 150 adjunctclinical faculty. Faculty are located in Huntsville, Tuscaloosa,Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, and Auburn/Opelika, Alabama andColumbus, Georgia.•Mobile, one of the four largest cities in Alabama, is aprogressive Alabama city on the Gulf Coast with a metropolitanpopulation of approximately 600,000. It is located approximately220 miles from Auburn University. Auburn University Harrison Schoolof Pharmacy has a satellite pharmacy education program on thecampus of the University of South Alabama ( USA ). This programprovides synchronous instruction to all four years of pharmacyeducation for approximately 120 students on the Mobile campus.There are ten Mobile Pharmacy Practice faculty practicing at sevenunique practice sites.•Interprofessional education is a priority of the collaborationbetween the Auburn Harrison School of Pharmacy and the Universityof South Alabama Health Science division. As such, opportunitiesexist to serve as an adjunct professor with the University of SouthAlabama, College of Medicine. The successful candidate isencouraged to participate in both pharmacy and medical residenteducation.•Candidates with expertise in the following interest areas areencouraged to apply: Surgery, Trauma, Critical Care andBurns.Minimum QualificationsApplicants must have a PharmD at the time employment begins andcompletion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency program, with aspecialty residency in internal medicine or critical care, desired.Candidates must be a licensed pharmacist in the State of Alabama orreciprocate their license from another state within the first 180days of employment. Excellent written and interpersonalcommunication skills are required.Desired QualificationsSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsAll applicants must meet eligibility requirements to work in theU.S. at the time the appointment begins and throughout the term ofemployment. Candidates should submit a letter of application,curriculum vitae, statements of immediate and long term scholarlyand research aspirations, terminal degree transcripts, as well asthe names and addresses (include e-mail address and phone number)of 3 references.Interested candidates should apply online at the following link:https://www.auemployment.com/postings/21889Review of applications will begin April 15, 2021, Questions can besubmitted via e-mail to Scott Penzak at [email protected] may be addressed via telephone at 334/844-7121.Open DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested3Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research and/or GoalsTranscriptsOptional DocumentsOther Documentation * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question)center_img * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting (auemployment.com site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Otherlast_img read more

Executive Director of Student Success and Retention

first_imgAs a constituent institution of The University of NorthCarolina, Elizabeth City State University offers baccalaureate,professional, and master’s degrees for a diverse student body. Ourmission is to promote economic, social, and environmental progressfor the people of northeastern North Carolina, the state, and thenation. Through teaching, research, and community engagement, theinstitution’s rich heritage and its current multiculturalstudent-centered focus provide a firm foundation for its endeavors.It serves the needs and aspirations of individuals and society;producing graduates for leadership roles and life-longlearning.The Office of Student Success assists all students in theirtransition and progress at the university. The advising protocolsare a critical component of the unit’s efforts to offer students’strong personal and academic development support to advance studentprogress and persistence. The unit provides a continuum of programinitiatives and services to promote a successful collegetransition, student development and self-efficacy, academic andpersonal success, engagement, timely graduation, and lifelonglearning from the first year to graduation. In addition, the unitworks collaboratively with university and community stakeholders tosupport freshman retention; expanded learning and academic supportservices, intervention activities and events, building the studentsuccess culture, and enhancing pathways to timely graduation.ECSU invites applications for an Executive Director of StudentSuccess and Retention.  The Executive Director willprovide oversight and supervision to academic advising, academicsupport services and retention within the Department of UniversityStudies. This role will provide strategic direction, operations andoversight of all three areas in order to create a seamlessstructure to support retention and persistence practices at theinstitution. This position serves as the point person forfirst-year advising services, academic support resources, retentionand completion practices. The Executive Director is alsoresponsible for monitoring the overall student population’sadvancement toward degree completion and graduation rates in orderto develop a plan for improving student retention and graduationrates. Additionally, the position will serve as a liaison betweenUniversity Studies and major departments to build opportunities forthe unit and faculty collaboration for retention and persistencepartnerships. Occasional work may be required beyond normal workinghours which includes evenings and weekends.Requirements: A Master’s degree in Counseling, Education, aspecific discipline, or a related field with a minimum of fiveyears of experience (5+ years preferred) working in retention,academic recovery and support, student success, academic advising,teaching, and/or within other student success initiatives. Threeyears of supervisory experience is required. Doctoral degree and 5+years of supervisory experience preferred.Application Process: Submit letter of application, resume,copies of certifications, transcripts and three (3) professionalreference letters via Elizabeth City State University onlineemployment site at https://jobs.ecsu.edu.Elizabeth City State University is committed to providing equalemployment opportunities for all applicants for employment,faculty, staff and students regardless of race, color, nationalorigin, creed, religion, sex, age, disabling condition or politicalaffiliation, except where religion, sex or age are bona fide jobrelated employment requirements.Under Federal requirements (Fair Credit Reporting Act), ECSUwill conduct a criminal background report for all final candidatesfor all positions and appointments. Credit and/or driving recordreports will be completed on final candidates for positions andappointments that have financial or driving responsibilities aspart of the job duties.last_img read more

Stunning Umphrey’s McGee UMBowl Photos Will Make You Wish You Were There

first_imgLoad remaining images Umphrey’s McGee‘s annual UMBowl run has become the most highly anticipated event of the year for fans of one of the most creative and interactive bands out there. With four “quarters” consisting of various themes including a “choose your own adventure” set, the sixth annual UMBowl set at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas did not disappoint, and we’ve got stunning photos to prove it.Check out our in-depth review and setlist here. Photos by Jake Plimack – full gallery at the bottom.last_img read more