Assistant/Associate Director for Alumni Career Engagement

first_img25% 15% Programming and Advising· Provide 1-on-1 and small-group career advising and coaching foralumni, supporting those who are unemployed, under employed,seeking a career change, or looking to advance in theircareers· Develop innovative, entrepreneurial career education programmingand resources for alumni at all career stages to build the skillsand competencies required for successful careers (NACE competenciesand others); collect data on the success of these and otherinitiatives to hone future initiatives· Maintain active communication through LinkedIn, social media,targeted emails, and in-person or virtual engagement withalumni.· Coordinate with the AD of Operations and Technology to ensurethat alumni are utilizing the career technologies available tothem, including Vault, Quinncia, and Handshake. Increase alumniengagement with these tools.· Work with the AD of Career Equity and Access to ensure thatcareer education initiatives are inclusive of all alumni and arereaching alumni populations that may be traditionallyunderserved. Requirements/Qualifications: Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in theheart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Commonand we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the OldState House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts StateHouse. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolkblend together.Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learningexperience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamicinstitution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship,innovative thinking, and community collaboration acrossdisciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatileand prepared for modern society and the new world market. We willprovide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities andprofessional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumniand community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support adiverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committedto preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. Wewill inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built onethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, andcooperation.We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunityemployer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seekingapplicants from groups that might be under-represented because ofrace/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability,national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment weencourage you to complete the demographic portion of theapplication in addition to submitting your cover letter andresume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitmentefforts.Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as acondition of employment.We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Ourterrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include,but are not limited to:Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-lifebalanceTuition free course benefits in the College of Arts andSciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees withadditional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, andchildrenTop-notch well-being care available through Harvard PilgrimMedical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending AccountPre-tax commuter benefitEmployee Assistance Program that provides employees and theirfamily members with initial assessment, referrals and short-termcounseling for personal and work challengesDiscounted home and auto insuranceDescriptionThis role is open at both the Assistant Director and AssociateDirector level, depending on the candidate’s experience.The AD for Alumni Career Engagement will be one of two people hiredinto this newly-created role. This individual will be responsiblefor developing innovative, entrepreneurial programming andresources for alumni at all career stages that help them build theskills and competencies required for successful and fulfillingcareers. They will provide 1-on-1 and small-group career advisingand coaching for alumni, and identify other ways to educate andsupport alumni at scale. They will also support initiatives throughthe Career Center and Alumni Office to build professionalcommunities and mentoring relationships among alumni.The two ADs for Alumni Career Engagement will report to a Directorof Career Exploration along with two ADs for Career Explorationserving current undergrad and graduate students, and an AD ofInternships and Mentoring Programs. The Career Exploration strandwill be part of Suffolk’s Center for Career Education andProfessional Development (CEPD), which will include two otherstrands focused on developing industry-specific career communitiesand managing the operational needs of the Center. Primary/Principal Responsibilities:center_img Building Networks· Foster the growth of professional networks and mentoringrelationships among Suffolk alumni at various levels of theircareer journeys· Connect alumni who are interested in hiring Suffolk students andalums; connect them with the career community that best aligns withtheir hiring goals.· Advance the reputation and recognition of the Suffolk CareerCenter among the alumni community. Collaboration· Coordinate with teammates across CEPD to ensure that programmingand efforts support, rather than conflict with, other efforts onthe team and at the institution. Coordinate with colleagues in thisgroup to develop a model/framework/rubric for career education thatcan guide the work of the entire team.· Serve as an integrated member of the Alumni Relations team,supporting career development initiatives they identify andrecruiting their support for CEPD projects· Work with faculty in capstone courses to connect with graduatingstudents at the undergraduate and graduate level; integrate earlycareer management content into these courses whereappropriate· Partner with CEPD colleagues leading each of the nine CareerCommunities to gain more industry-specific information for alumniand to connect job-seeking alumni with Suffolk employerpartners 60% Master’s preferred, Bachelor’s degree required, with at least 3years of experience in career services, employer relations,recruiting, or other related fieldsDemonstrated ability to work with individuals of diversebackgroundsExperience coaching early- and mid-career individuals throughcareer research, job applications, and career transitionsAbility to develop and implement engaging programming andresources, and to evaluate the efficacy of these interventionsResults-oriented and eager to contribute to and achieveperformance targets of a high performing team.Familiarity with trends in regional employment markets andlabor trendsExcellent written communication, public speaking, and listeningskills.last_img read more

Budget Analyst

first_imgWORK ENVIRONMENT Normal office conditions. The noise level in the workenvironment is usually moderate.This job description is not anexclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employeein this position may be asked to perform from time to time. POSITION SUMMARYThe primary objective of the Budget Analyst at Fisk Universityis to align planning and budgeting activities and processes toefficiently maintain and regularly monitor the financial resourcesfor the University, so that senior leadership can make informeddecisions regarding the financial strategy and planning needs ofthe institution. The Budget Analyst develops, analyzes, andmonitors the adequacy and uses of the budget, prepares reports forinternal and external uses. In addition, the Budget Analyst workscollaboratively with all areas of the University to ensure thatmonies expended are within the University’s designated operatingbudget and that cash flow is readily available to fund thoseexpenses.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe essential functions of the position will include, but arenot limited to the following:Assist with researching financial data from various units andother funding sources including Tuition and Fees, Grants andContracts, Auxiliary Enterprises, Endowments, Universityfundraising and Other Sources of Revenue, to create an integratedall-funds budget and resource-planning model.Develop revenue and expenditure assumptions and conductpredictive budget modeling to promote resource stability.Collect, compile, and prepare the annual University Budget andprepare annual University Budget Summary and supporting budgetschedules (broken down by spending category and funding source) foreach Budget Unit.Execute, monitor, adjust, and manage the operating budget viaproactive written and verbal communications and strongrelationships with departmental budget managers and seniorleaders.Monitor Departmental P&Ls and works with various staff tomonitor financial performance and make budget comparisons andanalyzes actual expenses versus budgeted amounts.Assist in developing, implementing, and enforcing rules andpolicies regarding the Restricted and Unrestricted Budget.Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports financialreports on the status of planning and budget performance; providinginformation to different constituents and allow for more informeddecisions.Prepare specialized budget and financial reports for units ordepartments as requested. Compile financial data from multiplefunding sources (Grants, Donations) and provide an all-inclusivereport on the financial status of the unit.Work with the Sponsored Projects Office and the UniversityAdvancement Office to develop budgets for grants and another fundraising proposals;Determine budgetary impacts resulting from the implementationof various university programs, goals, policies such as overheadpolicies.center_img Assist other team members in completing monthly accountreconciliationsPerform other duties as assigned.SECONDARY FUNCTIONSIn addition to performance of the essential functions, thisposition may be required to perform a combination of the followingsupportive functions, with the percentage of time performing eachfunction to be solely determined by the manager based upon therequirements of the University:Cross train with other team members and establish and maintaina procedures manual for key processes in the business office.Assist other team members in completing monthly accountreconciliations.Participate in team meetings including, brainstorming, processmapping, and status updates.Participate in other University teams and strategic initiativesto foster cross-collaboration and enhance communication within thedifferent University Departments/Units, andAssist external auditors in pulling supporting documents fortransactions and other audit assistance as necessary.SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ANDABILITIESKnowledge of SCT/Banner finance module is essential.Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel is essential.Advanced experience in fund accounting is essential.Knowledge of University and/or not for profit accountingprocedures.Exceptional organizational skills, especially related todocument control, andExceptional customer service skills and strong communication,troubleshooting, process mapping, and project management skillsnecessary.QUALIFICATIONSEducation:  Bachelor’s Degree inaccounting, Business Administration or other related degree from anaccredited college/university required, to include a strong budgetand accounting background.Experience: Minimum of five (5) yearsexperience in budgetary/cash flow management or related field,preferably within a University setting.PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee isfrequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle orfeel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee mayregularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally liftand/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required bythis job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision,depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.last_img read more

Clinical Lab Technician- Molecular Diagnostics

first_imgjeid-fcf2301195aab04f8ab64120138805d9 Preferred Qualifications:N/ASalary Grade:44Additional Information:Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see AboutNortheastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:The Clinical Lab Tech – Molecular Diagnostics will be a member of a4-person testing team at the Life Sciences Testing Center (LSTC) onNortheastern University’s Innovation Campus at Burlington. The LSTCwill carry out COVID-19 testing for the Northeastern community.Under the guidance of the General Supervisor, as Testing Personnelas defined by CLIA, the Lab Tech – Molecular Diagnostics will beresponsible for preforming only those tests that are authorized bythe Laboratory Director and require a degree of skill commensuratewith the individual’s education, training, experience, andtechnical abilities. This is an 18-month term positions with thepossibility of renewal depending on funding and businessneed.Responsibilities:Execute and adhere to all safety protocol relating to alaboratory, including handling of hazardous biological agents andchemicals as well as potentially hazardous chemicals; hazardclean-up, as well as universal precautions and infection controlproceduresPerform a variety of routine and highly complex molecularlaboratory test protocols for diagnostic purposes on body fluids,according to laboratory policies, including evaluation of patientand control results for reportingMaintain complete and accurate lab quality control proceduresand the follow through of CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, and other safetyguidelinesResponsible for specimen processing, test performance, andreporting of test resultsFollow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling andprocessing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records ofpatient test resultsMaintain records that demonstrate that proficiency test samplesare tested in the same manner as patient specimensAdhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, documentall quality control activities, instrument and proceduralcalibrations and maintenance performedFollow the laboratory’s established policies and procedureswhenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s establishedacceptable levels of performanceQualifications:Bachelor’s Degree or above in Life Sciences, Biology,Chemistry, or equivalentSix months to 1 year Experience in a high-complexity diagnosticlab and dealing with human samplesMust be able to analyze and interpret sample results and handlea high volume of sample numbersPrior CLIA or research laboratory experience required Preferred Qualifications:N/ASalary Grade:44Additional Information:Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seekingto recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty andstaff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all itsforms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respectthat affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilitystatus, or any other characteristic protected by applicablelaw.To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment andsupport of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity. To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/503340 Clinical Lab Technician- Molecular DiagnosticsAboutNortheastern:Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university andthe recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Ourworld-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond theconfines of discipline, degree, and campus.Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington andNahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Throughthis network, we expand opportunities for flexible,student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focusedresearch.Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduateprograms— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead todegrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Amongthese, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degreesdesigned to prepare students for purposeful lives andcareers.About the Opportunity:The Clinical Lab Tech – Molecular Diagnostics will be a member of a4-person testing team at the Life Sciences Testing Center (LSTC) onNortheastern University’s Innovation Campus at Burlington. The LSTCwill carry out COVID-19 testing for the Northeastern community.Under the guidance of the General Supervisor, as Testing Personnelas defined by CLIA, the Lab Tech – Molecular Diagnostics will beresponsible for preforming only those tests that are authorized bythe Laboratory Director and require a degree of skill commensuratewith the individual’s education, training, experience, andtechnical abilities. This is an 18-month term positions with thepossibility of renewal depending on funding and businessneed.Responsibilities:Execute and adhere to all safety protocol relating to alaboratory, including handling of hazardous biological agents andchemicals as well as potentially hazardous chemicals; hazardclean-up, as well as universal precautions and infection controlproceduresPerform a variety of routine and highly complex molecularlaboratory test protocols for diagnostic purposes on body fluids,according to laboratory policies, including evaluation of patientand control results for reportingMaintain complete and accurate lab quality control proceduresand the follow through of CLIA, HIPAA, OSHA, and other safetyguidelinesResponsible for specimen processing, test performance, andreporting of test resultsFollow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling andprocessing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records ofpatient test resultsMaintain records that demonstrate that proficiency test samplesare tested in the same manner as patient specimensAdhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies, documentall quality control activities, instrument and proceduralcalibrations and maintenance performedFollow the laboratory’s established policies and procedureswhenever test systems are not within the laboratory’s establishedacceptable levels of performanceQualifications:Bachelor’s Degree or above in Life Sciences, Biology,Chemistry, or equivalentSix months to 1 year Experience in a high-complexity diagnosticlab and dealing with human samplesMust be able to analyze and interpret sample results and handlea high volume of sample numbersPrior CLIA or research laboratory experience requiredlast_img read more

Tatabanya Grundfos win tournament in Zagreb

first_img1 Comment France beat Norway with Pardin&Mahe in main role! Recommended for you Veszprem wait clash with Zagreb, Davis: This is Champions League 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe third force of Hungarian handball, Tatabanya Grundfos won pre-season tournament in Zagreb, Croatia. Hungarians beat Slovenian RK Maribor Branik 32:16 in the final match, only day after tough clash with RK Nexe Nasice 24:20.TATABANYA KC(HUN) – RK MARIBOR BRANIK   32:16(14:8)Tatabanya KC: Szekely; Bozovic 5, Akos 2, Vujović 8(7m-4/4), Juhasz 4, Sipos, Szollosi 1, Bartucz, Ilyes, Rosta 5, Grigorias 0(7m-1/0), Denes, Rozner 3, Schaffer 3, Vranković; RK Maribor Branik: Đurica 5 saves(1x7m), Simonič 1 obramba; Marušič 2, Šol 1, Medved 4(7m-2/2), Sok 3, Jerenec 1, Velakvrh, Celminš, Buneta 3, Jerebie 1, Štumpfl, Strniša, Golik 1;  Pingback: Tatabanya Grundfos win tournament in Zagreb – SportandoNews Related Items:handball, kezilabda, Tatabanya Handball Tatabanya with 15 COVID-19 positive players! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Johnson passes Byron in provisional playoff picture after Dover opener

first_imgJimmie Johnson maneuvered into the final spot in the provisional NASCAR Playoffs standings Saturday, leapfrogging Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron at Dover International Speedway.RELATED: Official race results | Weekend scheduleJohnson entered Saturday’s Drydene 311 facing a 25-point deficit to Byron but claimed a seventh-place finish in the No. 48 Chevrolet that helped erase that gap. Johnson also added seven points to his total with top-10 results at each stage break. The swing gave Johnson a three-point edge with two races left in the regular season.Meanwhile, Byron struggled with an ill-handling No. 24 Chevy, eventually wrapping his day in a lackluster 28th place, three laps off the pace.Johnson’s comeback in the series standings comes at a familiar haunt, the 1-mile Dover track that has produced 11 of his 83 career victories. He also gets another crack at gaining ground Sunday in the back end of the Cup Series weekend doubleheader (4 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The regular season ends Aug. 29 at Daytona International Speedway.“Solid day for this Ally Chevy team. We have some work to do but we will go to work tonight and get it right,” Johnson said. “Everyone did a great job, we have something to build on tonight and we will come back tomorrow and have something left for them. Bittersweet day tomorrow for me – my final Dover race.”Byron and No. 24 crew chief Chad Knaus will aim to regroup. Knaus was atop the pit box for all 11 of Johnson’s “Monster Mile” victories, including his most recent Cup Series win — June 4, 2017, a span of 118 starts ago.Erik Jones, the Hendrick pair’s closest challenger in the standings, sits 22 points off the cutline after a 12th-place finish Saturday in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.last_img read more

Phish Announces 1995 Deer Creek Show For ‘Dinner And A Movie’ Episode 12

first_imgPhish has announced the details for Episode 12 of the band’s weekly Dinner and a Movie webcast/cooking series. This week’s installment will feature the band’s June 19, 1995 performance at Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, IN. As per its previous weekly editions, the stream will air for free at 8:30 p.m. ET. Read along with our Deer Creek ’95 Stream Companion for more information and context on the show and era in the world of Phish.Phish ‘Dinner and a Movie’ Ep 12 – 6/19/95 – Deer CreekThe twelfth episode of Dinner and a Movie—the oldest entry in the series to date—follows the 8/31/12 “F— Your Face” show, the 7/27/14 Merriweather “Tweezerfest”, the 7/25/17’s Baker’s Dozen “Jam-Filled” night, Magnaball night two (8/22/15), last year’s first night at Mohegan Sun (7/19/19), the first night of the band’s 2016 Halloween run in Las Vegas (10/28/16), the final night of 2017’s Mexican destination event (1/15/17), the band’s first of three nights in Alpharetta, GA in 2018 (8/3/18), the out-there 1997 U.S. tour opener featuring a guest appearance by LeRoi Moore of Dave Matthews Band (7/21/97), and the improv-heavy second night of their 2018 Madison Square Garden New Year’s run (12/29/18), and 2013’s Friday night at The Gorge (7/26/13).This week’s Phish Dinner and a Movie stream will benefit the Equal Justice Initiative. EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.For this week’s recipe, drummer Jon Fishman turns to Jim Hamilton, Phish’s touring chef, for one of Fish’s favorite dinners on tour: Miso-Glazed Salmon with Bok Choy and Brown Rice plus an appetizer of Fresh Spring Rolls. The recipes are below. Whatever you decide to make, tag us at #phishdinnerandamovie.Miso-Glazed Salmon with Bok Choy and Brown RiceIngredients:4 portions of salmon3 Tbsp white or red miso 2 Tbsp mirin1 Tbsp honey2 t tamari sauce4 heads baby bok choy2 garlic cloves1 Tbsp sesame oil1 t toasted sesame seeds 1.5 cups brown rice3 cups of waterSalt and pepper1 limeInstructions:Start by combining miso, mirin, honey, tamari in a bowl. Whisk thoroughly add salmon so the salmon in coated and covered. Turn oven on to 350 degrees. While that marinates start your rice. Place rice, water and 1 Tbsp salt into a covered pot and bring to a boil before turning down to a gentle simmer, cover and cook for 30-45 min.Rinse bok choy well and cut in half longways. Mince your garlic.On a covered (with foil or parchment) sheet pan place salmon evenly space and drizzle excess miso mix over salmon. When your rice is 10 minutes from completion put salmon into the preheated oven. Cook 8-12 minute depending on your doneness preference. While that’s in the oven, in a sauté pan on med-hi add sesame oil, garlic, a pinch of salt and bok choy flat (or cut) side down. Cook 2-3 minutes or until slightly softened and color turns darker green. Turn off and toss with lime juice. Fluff brown rice. Now you are ready to plate! Garnish with sesame seeds, cilantro, or sliced green onions left over from your rice paper rolls.Fresh Spring Rollsmakes 12 rollsIngredients:12 Rice paper sheets2 carrots1/2 cucumber1/4 cabbage (any type)1 red pepper6 radish1 bunch fresh mint1 bunch green onion1 bunch cilantro or Thai basil1 limeSalt and pepper1 bottle sweet chili or Thai peanut sauceInstructions:Julienne carrots, cucumber, red pepper, green onion, cabbage, radish and place in bowl. Then pick leaves of the herbs (to taste) add them into bowl along with the juice of the lime. Mix thoroughly and salt and pepper to taste.Fill a large bowl (wider than rice paper sheets) with hot tap water. Dip rice paper one at time in hot water until just softened and place on a clean smooth surface. Now place your raw vegetable mix in the center. About 5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide and tall. Now you’re ready to roll. Fold sides in first then roll tight but delicately like a burrito. Place on a plate so they are not touching (they will stick to each other). Don’t get frustrated, first one is never perfect! Once they are all rolled, chill in the fridge until cold and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.Expandlast_img read more

‘She Is One of the Most Dedicated People I Know’: Staten Island Paramedic’s Work…

first_imgPhoto: Northwell Health I know that in the past you have recognized women who have been presidents of societies, leaders with titles, too. I applaud you for wanting to recognize some of the women health-care workers who have sacrificed and gone above and beyond in their daily life. I think Nicole is one of those women. And, yes, I am her mother. This nomination was submitted by Joyce Lieb, mother of Nicole (TNS) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Nicole Memoli is a paramedic currently working at SIUH/Northwell Health. She has been a paramedic for over 25 years. She has worked at UMDNJ in Newark, N.J., and as an EMS Park Ranger at the National Park Service, before working full time for Staten Island University Hospital. She is one of the most dedicated people I know. Dedicated to her career, to the people she saves, and of course to her family. ©2020 Staten Island Advance, N.Y. Editor’s note: The Staten Island Advance/SILive.com is proud to dedicate its annual Women of Achievement program, established in 1964 and celebrated every year since, to local heroes; we are calling it Staten Island Women of Achievement 2020 – The Front Line. When we put out a call for nominations, we received many heartfelt words about these brave women, who have made such a difference in our community throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We are publishing parts of some of these nominations, as they are the true voices of the impact of these true heroes. Congratulations to this 2020 Woman of Achievement: Nicole Memoli. ——— Staten Island Advance, N.Y. One of her challenges is that she has a severely autistic 14-year-old daughter, Sarah, who attends Eden II. Naturally, her first priority is always the health and safety of her family. She is involved at Eden and is a member of their board of trustees. She stands up for all special needs children and adults, to create and support programs that not only affect her daughter — but everyone. And even though her family will always be her top priority, if you speak to her fellow paramedics, EMTs and staff of the Emergency Room at the hospital, they will tell you of her dedication to the health and care of all the patients she treats on the ambulance. This pandemic has hit everyone very hard. Her first concern was the safety of her patients and the people she works with. After all, they all would go home to their family at the end of their shift. To this day, she is traumatized by the horrors she has seen at the beginning of this. Visit Staten Island Advance, N.Y. at www.silive.com Truth is, I do not know how she does it. She has always been able to balance things in life. As women, we all do. But she does more than anyone else I know. She has had and continues to have many challenges in her life. With each step of the way, she analyzes and forges on. Kelli DeSantis Her devotion and intuition were seen early on when she was an EMS Park Ranger at the Statue of Liberty. At a time when you were able to climb the stairs to the top of the lantern, there was no plan on how to rescue a person who fell ill along the way. This was of great concern to Nicole. In her mind, any number of emergencies could occur. Many times, she would be assisting a visitor who was sprawled along those winding stairs. So, she devised a plan to figure out how to get a visitor to safety. Along with fellow workers and her supervisors, her plan was instituted. She will always be determined to care for the people she helps. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.last_img read more

Starbucks to Open Their First Ever American Sign Language Store

first_img“The National Association of the Deaf applauds Starbucks for opening a Signing Store that employs feaf and hard-of-hearing people,” said Howard A. Rosenblum, CEO of the National Association of the Deaf. “Starbucks has taken an innovative approach to incorporating deaf culture that will increase employment opportunities as well as accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people, while at the same time educating and enlightening society.”RELATED: Mom Develops New App That Alerts Deaf Parents to When and Why Their Babies Are CryingThough this is the first deaf-friendly Starbucks store in America, the company’s first ever Signing Store in the world opened up in Malaysia back in 2016.“This is a historic moment in Starbucks ongoing journey to connect with the Deaf and hard of hearing community, hire and engage Deaf and hard of hearing partners, and continue to find ways to be more inclusive, accessible and welcoming to all,” said Rossann Williams, Starbucks executive vice president of U.S. Retail.Help Your Friends Hear About The Good News: Share To Social MediaAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreStarbucks has just announced that they will be opening their first American Signing Store that specifically accommodates and welcomes deaf workers and customers.Not only that, the store, which is set to open in Washington D.C. in October, will be entirely run by employees who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), whether they be deaf, hard-of-hearing, or an ally.According to a press release from the store, the café will be designed with deaf-friendly aspects, such as an open environment for communication and low glare reflective surfaces. Visual communication options will be available for ordering and receiving beverages at the hand-off counter. Additionally, artwork and merchandise, including a custom mug, designed by deaf artistslast_img read more

Breakfast series connects South Bend, students

first_imgThe Center for Social Concerns (CSC) is hosting a way for South Bend community partners, students and faculty to collaborate in a much more casual setting: breakfast.The breakfast series, called “Food for Thought Breakfast Series: Healthy Neighborhoods,” occurs four times over the academic year, Danielle Wood, assistant director for community-based research and impact at the CSC, said. The second breakfast of this academic year is Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Near Northwest Neighborhood. Wood said the breakfast series was launched three years ago.“We need more informal time, non-programmed time for networking,” she said. “This came out of me thinking of ‘Well, what would be a way that would be 90 percent the networking and 10 percent more formal?’”Wood said she was awarded a one-year grant to start the breakfast series. After the year was over, the organizations involved in the series wanted to keep the event going. Today, she said, the event is fully funded by the partners.“The primary aim of the event since its inception was to build thicker networks into the community and across the different academic institutions for shared community problem-solving with organizations,” Wood said.Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, a faculty member at the Eck Institute for Global Health, will be one of the discussion leaders this Wednesday. Beidinger-Burnett helps run lead poisoning prevention activities on behalf of a group of Notre Dame faculty.“The most important thing is that people are in the know,” she said. “The reason that this is so critically important to me is because lead poisoning is forever damaging for children. Even at very, very low exposure rates, [for] children’s neurological and physiological systems … there can be lifelong damage.”Beidinger-Burnett said this breakfast is the cross-section of community members, leaders and organizations in South Bend. The event, she said, acts as an opportunity to talk about what is working in the community as well as the challenges it faces. “There is a tremendous amount of value of bringing people together and collaborating that way,” Beidinger-Burnett said. “We’re all networking trying to improve the quality of life of people that live in South Bend and St. Joseph County.”To further emphasize the goal of strengthening the local community, all the food during the breakfast is from local businesses, Wood said.“We try to locally source all the food as much as possible because it’s part of the whole notion of building the local economy,” she said.Students who are thinking about doing a thesis or capstone project are welcome to come to the breakfast, Wood said. The event is not meant to be informative, she said, but rather, provide a platform for people to form partnerships with others interested community-based research.“It creates partnerships for solving complex problems better,” she said. “A community partner is an educator as much as your faculty member is. They can help you frame your topic meaningfully. You don’t think of your topic in a vacuum, you think of it in collaboration with those that might use the information.“The value of community based research is that it’s a partnership and you get better information and better use of your information when you’re done because of it.”Tags: Breakfast series, Center for Social Concerns, community based reasearch, Eck Institute for Global Healthlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s administrators confront Cervelli resignation, introduce Nekvasil as interim president

first_imgObserver File Photo Jan Cervelli, pictured, resigned as Saint Mary’s College President on Friday. Former Provost Nancy Nekvasil will act as Interim President of the College until the summer of 2020.“I wanted to make you aware of an immediate change in our Saint Mary’s family,” Burke said in the letter. “Earlier this week, President Cervelli informed the Board of Trustees of her intent to resign. We appreciate all that she has contributed to Saint Mary’s during her tenure here and we wish her the best. We are grateful for her leadership and devotion to the Belles. Her on-campus camaraderie and interactions will be missed.”Interim President Nekvasil, who will serve in this role until the summer of 2020, said her focus will be to promote the values that encompass Saint Mary’s during this transition. “I am humbled and inspired to work with our entire campus community to uphold and strengthen Saint Mary’s and ensure continuity in this time of transition,” Nekvasil said in an email. “In my three decades as a faculty member and administrator, the constants have been the educational and spiritual values that distinguish the College, creating a supportive environment in which students can meet the challenges inherent in an excellent education.”This is the second time in the College’s history that an interim president has been appointed, the first being Sister Alma Peter. Peter served as interim president from 1970-1972 following the sudden death of College President Emeritus Monsignor John J. McGrath, the College’s sixth president. Cervelli took over the role of president in the fall of 2016 after the retirement of College President Emerita Carol Ann Mooney. Cervelli was known on campus for her connection with students. In an article published May 19, 2017, at the end of her first academic year in office, Cervelli told The Observer, “I have fallen in love with the Belles here.” Cervelli did not respond to a request for comment following her resignation.This year, Cervelli established office hours to give students the opportunity to speak with her individually in 10-minute sessions. The first of these sessions occurred Sept. 20, and the second was set for Oct. 2. However, the Oct. 2 session was abruptly canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances,” according to an email from the President’s Office that day. Burke spoke with The Observer on Saturday regarding the resignation of Cervelli and the future of the College. Burke said the Board of Trustees was made aware earlier this week of Cervelli’s intent to resign and the board was not aware that her resignation was a possibility prior to Cervelli making her decision. Rather than having one specific answer, Burke said there are likely several reasons for Cervelli’s departure, and the Board of Trustees is choosing to respect her privacy rather than divulge those reasons. “Why does anybody resign?” Burke said. “I just think she probably had a number of different factors that she weighed, and this worked best for her. So we have to respect that. If we didn’t respect her as a person, and as a woman, we could’ve handled things very, very differently.”However, Burke did address several rumors regarding Cervelli’s resignation. Burke said it was solely Cervelli’s decision and not the result of internal pressure to resign. “There’s probably lots of different pieces to it,” Burke said. “So, it was her decision, her decision alone to resign, and we respect her privacy as to why the reasons were.”Burke said while she cannot say with certainty Cervelli did not leave due to health reasons, she appears to be in “good health.” “I’ve spoken with her, she sounds in good health, she says she’s in good health, but who knows why?” Burke said. “There’s probably a thousand reasons to pull together, and I think we have to respect her privacy on it as well.”Cervelli was formerly a dean at the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture from 2008 to 2016. In March 2018, Cervelli joined another former dean in filing a lawsuit against the University of Arizona alleging discriminatory pay. Cervelli argues she did not receive a single pay raise during her time as dean while the men working as deans received $80,000 more on average per year than she did. Burke said she finds it extremely unlikely this lawsuit would have factored into Cervelli’s decision.“I would be really surprised if that had something to do with it,” Burke said. “I could be wrong, but that would surprise me. That was a separate decision to get involved with that she had.”Burke also said the College is in good financial shape and has been during Cervelli’s tenure as president. She does not believe this related to Cervelli’s decision. “[Cervelli] brought in a really good class this year,” Burke said. “You know, 406 [students] is a really good entering class. So the budget’s in good shape. Financially, we are in strong shape.”Saint Mary’s does not make full financial reports publicly available.Along with the Interim President, the College has appointed Jill Vihtelic as Interim Provost and has asked vice president of student affairs Karen Johnson to postpone her retirement in order to assist with the transition. “I am grateful to be able to support Saint Mary’s and Interim President Nekvasil,” Johnson said in an email. “Retirement can be saved for another time.”While Johnson had already announced her intention to retire, Burke said Nekvasil was also considering retirement. However, both women decided to continue working at the College in order to ensure a smooth transition after the departure of Cervelli. “Think about how strong of a school we are that we have two women who were thinking of retiring — Karen and Nancy — who have said, ‘I want to be here, I want to help. I want to keep moving us forward,’” Burke said. “And they came back. I think that speaks volumes, they’re long-term employees.”As for policy initiatives and goals for Cervelli’s administration, Burke said all milestones reached at the time of Cervelli’s resignation were met. Nekvasil will be working on her own goals in the weeks to come. “There were no milestones that were not met by President Cervelli,” Burke said. “I think over the next couple of weeks you’ll hear some milestones and some initiatives that Interim President Nekvasil will be launching, and then we can measure those.” The College is not currently in the search for a new president, Burke said. The search for a new college or university president is formulaic and takes place over the course of a year. Due to Cervelli’s departure mid-semester, Saint Mary’s is unable to complete a search for a president until the summer of 2019.“We are not on the cycle right now, because it’s October,” Burke said. “So that’s why I announced yesterday that Interim President Nekvasil will be here until the summer of 2020. So we’ll start a search in the summer of 2019, we’ll then have us a new president by the spring to summer of 2020.”In the summer of 2019, the College will begin the search process. This includes posting an advertisement in higher education periodicals, collecting resumes and conducting interviews with potential candidates, Burke said. The search will be open to all — both current Saint Mary’s faculty and administration, and those outside of the Saint Mary’s community. “There will be characteristics and qualities, skill-sets that we are looking for, and it will be open,” Burke said. “Anybody can apply, as we did the last search.” Assistant director of media relations Haleigh Ehmsen said the two-year process Saint Mary’s is utilizing with their search for a new president is standard within the world of higher education. “It’s kind of like a formula process that everyone follows,” Ehmsen said. “It’s the same with hiring faculty.” (Editor’s note: Ehmsen is a former Saint Mary’s Editor of The Observer.)Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame both have Board of Trustees meetings this coming week, Burke said. The immediate goals for the transition are to prepare Nekvasil to meet with both boards. “We’re making sure that Nancy is prepared for the board meeting, comfortable with the agenda,” Burke said. “[We’re] working with her on the agenda because she is the president and just kind of business as usual to move us forward.”Tags: Jan Cervelli, Jill Vihtelic, Karen Johnson, Mary Burke, Nancy Nekvasil, resignation, resigned For the second time in the last three years, Saint Mary’s has a new College president. In an open letter to students Friday, chair of the Board of Trustees Mary Burke announced the resignation of President Jan Cervelli and the appointment of former Provost Nancy Nekvasil as the Interim President of the College.last_img read more