Exploring Student Affairs: Services for faculty and staff

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 4, 2017 In addition to providing a variety of resources and support for students, many departments within the Division of Student Affairs have services available for faculty and staff. Health and wellnessFaculty or staff employed at least half time on the Boulder campus are eligible for Rec Center membership, including their spouse, partner and/or dependents, as well as access to other Rec resources.Wardenburg Health Services offers a number of services to staff and faculty for a fee, including injury/overuse screenings, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, the Bike Fit Program and more.Event planningCU Events Planning & Catering is your full-service planning resource for various campus or group events. Highly qualified event planners will help produce your ideal event, whether you’re planning a lunch meeting, reception or graduation event.Ralphie’s ListFaculty and staff can search for and list available rentals on Ralphie’s List, CU Boulder’s rental database managed by Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations. CU also offers university apartment options to faculty and staff with or without families. Trauma counseling and supportThe Office of Victim Assistance offers free confidential counseling, advocacy and support to all CU Boulder staff, faculty and their significant others impacted by traumatic and disruptive life events.Green Office ProgramThe Environmental Center provides the Green Office Program for faculty and staff. This educational program integrates many of CU Boulder’s campus sustainability initiatives, including transportation, purchasing, recycling and energy.Recommendation lettersCareer Services has resources and tips for faculty and staff on how to write recommendation letters for students.Exploring Student Affairs is a series for discovering the roles of Student Affairs on campus as a resource not only for students but also faculty and staff. Read more from Exploring Student Affairs: “Supporting students and colleagues through traumatic events,” “Supporting student resiliency,” “Helping students get involved,” “Talking about alcohol, other drugs,” “Recognizing and responding to stress,” “Resources to create an inclusive learning environment,” De-escalating conflictCategories:From Student AffairsAdministrationCampus Communitylast_img read more

Storm tops McIlroy in playoff to win SA Open

first_imgJOHANNESBURG – Graeme Storm beat Rory McIlroy on the third playoff hole to win the SA Open on Sunday, earning the Englishman a second European Tour title 80 days after losing his card by 100 euros. After the 251st-ranked Storm tapped in for a par, McIlroy slid his par putt wide from 7 feet on their fourth visit to the 18th hole at the Glendower Golf Club. ”I’m in shock, this has been a surreal week,” Storm said. ”To find myself in the position I was in, playing on the final day with the best player in the world right now. It’s just a dream come true.” McIlroy, the world No. 2, started the final round three strokes behind Storm but chased down the overnight leader, moving atop the leaderboard when Storm missed a 3-foot par putt on No. 14. McIlroy relinquished the lead by bogeying No. 17 after taking two shots in a greenside bunker, sending the event to a playoff with both at 18-under 270. McIlroy shot 4-under 68 and Storm had a 71. Storm lost his card at the end of last year, only to get a reprieve when American Patrick Reed failed to play enough events to join the tour. His other title came at the French Open in 2007. Tour rookie Jordan Smith of England was a shot back in third, ahead of a trio of South African players. Dean Burmester was fourth on 273, one stroke ahead of Thomas Aiken and Trevor Fisher Jr. On the first playoff hole, Storm sank a close-range putt for par. They went back up the par-4 18th and both players drove into the rough but still managed to make par. The third time round, McIlroy hit his approach shot short of the green to give Storm the advantage. The Englishman’s 45-foot birdie putt just missed, as did McIlory’s putt for par minutes later. Storm played cautiously Sunday, coming up short with many putts on the back nine to allow McIlroy to eat into his lead.last_img read more

The new one from “Slovenian playmakers’ factory” – Miha Zarabec

first_imgClick to comment Slovenia replace Henigman for Zarabec ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsSlovenia, once again, showed to the whole handball world the quality of the playmakers’ factory. Zorman, Bezjak, Bombac, brothers Skube, got another friend in their company, a 23 years old playmaker of RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, Miha Zarabec. Only 177 cm tall guy, showed fantastic performance at his debut at EHF Champions League against RK Vardar last weekend. He scored 10 goals, which on the end wasn’t enough to bring his team a point or two, but EHF TV nominated him in the BEST 7 of the Round 1:– We showed that we know to play handball. We are small team, but with a big heart. We fought until the last second. I am sorry, we had lack of experience to take the points. However, we can go further with heads up – said Zarabec to SIOL.net. VIDEO: Wolff saves, Alex Dujshebaev scores for the draw WORLD HANDBALL PLAYMAKER 2020? 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. Related Items:miha zarabec ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for youlast_img read more

Ravens fire Trestman, appoint Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator

first_imgWith a struggling offense and having lost two straight home games, the Ravens have made a coaching change.Head coach John Harbaugh fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman less than 24 hours after Sunday’s 16-10 loss to the Washington Redskins in which the Ravens were shut out over the final 44 minutes of play. Quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg will take over as the offensive coordinator for the remainder of the season.“My obligations are to the team, the organization, and the fans to be the very best team we can be,” Harbaugh said in a statement released by the team on Monday morning. “Today we find ourselves one game out of the division and conference lead after experiencing two tough losses at home. We will work to be better in every aspect of our football team. Our expectations are high, and we look forward to fulfilling them.“I appreciate and respect the efforts and contributions Marc has made to the team since his arrival. Marc is a good person and an excellent football coach.”With the Ravens failing to convert a third down and running the ball just eight times after the first quarter of Sunday’s loss, Harbaugh had apparently seen enough from an offense that has lacked any identity or consistency despite a 3-2 start to the 2016 season. Baltimore is averaging just 18.8 points per game, ranking 23rd in the NFL.Frustration had continued to mount over the running game as Terrance West averaged 8.6 yards per attempt on just 11 carries in Sunday’s loss despite the Ravens never falling behind by more than one possession. The Ravens currently lead the NFL in passing attempts while ranking last in yards per attempt and 22nd in passing yards per game.Though remembered by most for his unsuccessful run as the head coach of the Detroit Lions, Mornhinweg owns extensive experience as an offensive coordinator, serving in that capacity with San Francisco, Philadelphia, and the New York Jets. He has worked with such quarterbacks as Hall of Famers Steve Young and Brett Favre and Pro Bowl selections Donovan McNabb and Jeff Garcia.Mornhinweg will now become Baltimore’s fifth offensive coordinator since the start of the 2012 season.last_img read more

The FA looking for Alexis: Arsenal & United responsible for missed anti-doping test

first_img Alexis se saltó un control antidoping @albert_masnou Everything started at the beginning of the week when the FA turned up at Arsenal’s training base to subject a number of the club’s playing to the organisation’s anti-doping controls — blood extractions which teams competing in European competitions are often subject to.  Albert Masnou And the FA’s people in London, following protocol, reported back to the organisation’s headquarters that Alexis had not been able to fulfil the anti-doping tests he was scheduled to do.  IN SPORT.ES Upd. on 26/01/2018 at 00:47 CETcenter_img Arsenal and Manchester United are in a mess with Alexis Sanchez. During the negotiations and the transfer an unexpected incident ocurred which could affect both clubs… and the Chilean player. The story has had a bizarre twist.  25/01/2018 The FA were at London Colney, Arsenal’s base. Among those selected for blood testing was Alexis Sanchez, who on Monaday was not present due to the club giving him permission to travel to Manchester to undergo a medical with Jose Mourinho’s side.  The problem is Arsenal had not informed the FA of the player’s journey north, as all clubs should do when a player is not going to be at the training ground on any given day.  Now, both Arsenal and United must argue in front of the FA their reasons for Alexis skipping the anti-doping control. The player should make his debut for his new club this week after completing his move Old Trafford.last_img read more

Photos: The Soo Yeon Lee Story.

first_imgAdvertisement i88gf3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vse1a3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec74( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) es2x8Would you ever consider trying this?😱zCan your students do this? 🌚mmwzluRoller skating! b030See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morebxdw1Body tricks that only special people can do pt-182kvkHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiessxgA visualization of how Karma works 5kq7faj3Powered by Firework Lee was born in Busan, South Korea, where she began playing table tennis at the age of nine and was competing six months after that.Advertisement  Advertisement She won her first National Junior Championship at the age of 12.Advertisement  Soon after Lee left home to receive extensive training under the world champion Lee Ailesa, at the Korean National Training Center.She later trained under the supervision of Olympic Gold Medalist Hyun Jung-hwa.Lee won 5 more Korean National Junior championships, followed by three wins in Korean national tournaments.Lee enrolled in Korea National Sports University where she was coached by Ahn Jae-Hyung and joined the national team.In 2000, Lee won a silver medal at the World University Championships in Shanghai. While studying at the university, Lee earned degrees in sports psychology and physical education.In 2004, Lee decided to move to New Zealand to learn English.Lee won the New Zealand Women’s Singles Championship and she was named New Zealand Female Sportsperson of the Year.After 5 months in New Zealand, Lee returned to South Korea. Lee’s next move was to the United States in 2007 while her sister was studying in Chicago, Illinois.Lee moved to Los Angeles, California where she enrolled in UCLA. She won several tournaments in the United States, including the US Open in 2007, and Killerspin Invitational in 2009. Advertisementlast_img read more

Bogans are taking over

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie “Get your best flanny, tracky daks and moccies on, grab your bloke or sheila, pick up Shazza/Kazza/Dazza/Bazza…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Everything You Need to Know About Soarin’ Around the World

first_imgShare This!You’re going on vacation to Walt Disney World! The only problem? You’re not sure which attractions are right for you and your kiddos and you have questions. Which attractions are too intense for little ones? What rides do I really need a FastPass+ reservation for? What’s the disability access like for certain attractions? We’re answering all those questions and more in our Everything You Need to Know attraction series with today’s focus on Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot.What is Soarin’ Around the World?Soarin’ is an elevated simulated hang-glider tour around the world! This popular Epcot attraction lifts guests into the air and uses gentle motion, scents, and wind effects to create the sensation of flight as they take in an aerial view of world landmarks shown on a 180-degree, 80-foot IMAX digital projection dome.Where is Soarin’ Around the World?Soarin’ is located inside of The Land pavilion at Epcot. Upon entering the pavilion, guests should move down the stairs or escalator to the first floor and look for the attraction marquee to enter the attraction.What is the History of Soarin’ Around the World?©DisneySoarin’ Over California was an opening day attraction at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort in 2001. Due to its popularity, a twin version of the attraction came to The Land pavilion at Epcot in 2005 and quickly became one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World as well.The original film had guests soaring over California landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley, Malibu, and Los Angeles to a gorgeous score written by Academy Award-winner Jerry Goldsmith.The clever ride design allowing guests to be loaded on one level and then being lifted up and towards the screen in three levels was created by Imagineer Mark Sumner. He designed the model for this design with an Erector set!Both Epcot and Disney California Adventure received a new version of Soarin’ in 2016 titled Soarin’ Around the World following the debut of Shanghai Disneyland’s Soaring over the Horizon. In this rendition, guests fly over the world instead of solely California to a score adapted from the original by composer Bruce Broughton. The finale scene depends on the location of the attraction, with the Florida version ending with a flight over Epcot.What Do You Need to Know About the Queue for Soarin’ Around the World?The queue for Soarin’ is a long winding path with the vibe of a sleek, minimalist airport terminal. While it lacks the signature detail of other attraction queues at Walt Disney World, guests can play the Soarin’ Challenge game on the Play Disney Parks app which allows guests to compete in geographical trivia against one another.Once guests reach the end of this long, long path, they are sent to one of three different theaters or concourses. Once assigned to a row, guests watch a pre-board video illustrating the different landmarks they will see during their flight. This is followed by a now famous safety video starring Patrick Warburton. Following the video, a Cast Member ushers guests into the theater to board.What are the Ride Vehicles Like for Soarin ‘ Around the World?The ride vehicle for Soarin’ is a long bench seat with a tall back with a capacity of ten guests per vehicle. Each seat has safety belt and a mesh bag underneath for personal items. Once the ride begins, the ride vehicle swings forward and up toward the screen leaving guests legs dangling during the ride. It also acts as a flight simulator in that it gently tilts and lifts in sync with the film to create the feeling of flight.What Do You Need to Know About the Ride Experience on Soarin’ Around the World?Once the ride begins, the flight simulator ride vehicles will move forward, up, and out toward the massive bowl-shaped screen. Since hang gliding is the ride’s premise, all of the footage is from an aerial perspective and includes landmarks such as the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, Greenland’s Isfjord, Australia’s Sydney Harbor, Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, and Mt. Kilimanjaro. From there, guests glide over the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, India’s Taj Mahal, Utah’s Monument Valley, Fiji, South America’s Igazu Falls, and then the Eiffel Tower in Paris. For the finale, guests soar over Epcot where fireworks explode over Spaceship Earth!As this is a flight simulator, the ride vehicle moves with the film and succeeds in making guests feel as if they’re flying! It’s not a thrill ride, but it’s certainly an exhilarating one. To further enhance the experience, special effects such as wind, sound, and smell are employed as well.The film relies heavily on computer animation, and it’s kind of obvious in some scenes. Close calls with computer animated animals and objects are also used to transition from one scene to another. Be warned that a few of these transitions, particularly those with a near collision with a seaplane and an eagle, are a little startling! The firework finale can be a little intense as well, particularly for those who are already wary of fireworks and loud noises.While Soarin’ is an amazing attraction, a huge complaint is the vertical landmarks appear drastically curved and distorted for those riding on the left or right of the screen. To avoid this, once you’re directed to one of the three concourses, politely request to wait an extra cycle for seats in row B1 to have an ideal view.The ride time lasts about 5 minutes.What Do You Need to Know About the Accessibility for Soarin’ Around the World?Wheelchair and ECV users must transfer to the ride vehicle on their own. It’s also important to note that service animals are not permitted on this attraction.What Do You Need to Know About the Health and Safety Advisories for Soarin’ Around the World?Guests with a fear of heights may experience difficulty. Motion sickness is a possible, but this isn’t an issue for most guests. I would also warn against those with a fear of fireworks or loud noises.What are the Height Restrictions for Soarin’ Around the World?Guests must be at least 40 in. to experience Soarin’. This attraction also offers Rider Swap.What Do You Need to Know About the FastPass+ for Soarin’ Around the World?While Test Track, Mission: Space, and Frozen Ever After are popular attractions, Soarin’ succeeds at appealing to all age groups. FastPass+ is definitely recommended even though obtaining a reservation isn’t as difficult as other headliner attractions at Disney World. Expect same-day reservations to be gone by 10 a.m. most days.Does Weather Affect Soarin’ Around the World?Soarin’ and its queue are located indoors and out of the elements so weather will not affect this attraction.What’s the Best Time of Day to Ride Soarin’ Around the World?Due to its mass appeal, try to ride Soarin’ before 9:30 a.m. on most days.This chart shows you roughly how long you’ll wait for Soarin’ when you visit on a day with a given Epcot Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average “peak” wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it’s the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Soarin’ Wait Times.Did I answer all of your questions about Soarin’ Around the World? Is this attraction at the top of your family’s vacation to-do list? 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Social Networking for Good: Eventbrite Updates their Merchant Agreement After Backlash

first_imgThe tweet caught me by surprise last Friday night. Eventbrite, the popular online platform used by event organizers (including me) to create, promote and sell event tickets, had rights to attend the event I published on their platform. In addition, Eventbrite could film and copyright my event. And according to their Merchant Agreement, as the event organizer, I had to pay licenses, permissions, clearances, and cover Eventbrite expenses.What? Here’s the tweet I read:Wow. I guess it’s time we all stopped using @eventbrite. They claim the right to attend your event, film it, and own the copyright. https://t.co/4lQ84UKjAC— Barney Dellar (@branaby) April 20, 2018The text of their Merchant Agreement (before it was changed yesterday):You, on behalf of yourself and the Subjects, grant Eventbrite and its licensees the nonexclusive right to use the names and trademarks of you, the Premises, the Events documented in the Shoot, and the Subjects in connection with Eventbrite’s and its licensees’ use of the Recordings. You are responsible for obtaining, at your own cost, all third party permissions, clearances, and licenses necessary to secure Eventbrite the permissions and rights described above, and you represent that you have done so.And my quick reply to Eventbrite late Friday night, expressing my frustration. . @eventbritehelp This isn’t right. Eventbrite has right to record our events, but organizers “…are responsible for obtaining, at your own cost, all third party permissions, clearances, and licenses necessary to secure Eventbrite the permissions and rights described above…” https://t.co/AsAYOgcAK0— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) April 21, 2018The Eventbrite social media team was on top of the discussion, since they replied to my tweet in less than 10 minutes.Our Marketing team is excited to share moments that spotlight the magic of your events. In order to accommodate the specific needs of every user, you have the option to opt out of Section 7 by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to [email protected]— Eventbrite Help (@eventbritehelp) April 21, 2018Huh? This is something event organizers have to opt-out of? In my opinion, it shouldn’t be there in the first place! Plus, there’s nothing in their clause indicating how to opt-out. If I hadn’t received a reply from Eventbrite, how would I have discovered how to opt-out? I wasn’t the only one who found Eventbrite’s terms beyond the norm.Outraged Event Organizers Respond to Eventbrite’s TermsWord spread quickly on social media within the event organizer community. And event organizers shared their outrage and frustration.Here are a few of the hundreds of tweets posted in the past few days. Dear @eventbrite. We’ve been happy customers for years, but can & will not work with the new terms which heavily impact our guests privacy and our speakers intellectual property. Right to enter the event, record & publish everything are NOT necessary to provide ticketing. pic.twitter.com/RgP9wWekHR— push.conference (@push_conf) April 22, 2018It’s worse than that. If you’ve ever been stalked or have any abusive exes you’re trying to avoid, it is unsafe to go to an event ticketed by @eventbrite. They can film you, and use that footage plus your name – forever – to do whatever they want. https://t.co/A57YSnTM80— Sarah Mei (@sarahmei) April 22, 2018We won’t be using @eventbrite for our meetups ever. That’s a huge breach of privacy for security meetups! https://t.co/7lUeHcvYPg— Shannon Morse (@Snubs) April 22, 2018Dear @eventbrite: I didn’t know we gave you permission to attend our events, film & claim copyright when we used your service: https://t.co/XYhl7iqnAY I suspect most other consumers did not, either. Please change this to opt-in, or I’ll need to stop using your service. cc @ftc https://t.co/G4th0h2Tvg— Alex Howard (@digiphile) April 21, 2018The way I read the new @eventbrite ToC, if you run a conference, they can show up, record the whole thing, sell it or give it away for free without asking or even notifying you, all because you paid them to use their platform.#bucketOfNope— Uncle Cal (@CalEvans) April 22, 2018Eventbrite Finally RespondsAfter going dark on social media for more than a day (I can understand a bit, it was the weekend), Eventbrite finally responded to their customers with a tweet, explaining that the clause had been removed from their terms.A clause in our updated terms was designed to help create promotional content with our creators, but the language we used was broader than necessary. We have not recorded any footage at events and have now removed the clause entirely. Apologies for any concern this caused.— Eventbrite Help (@eventbritehelp) April 22, 2018However, the ill will the clause created among event organizers has many reconsidering other options for event promotion and ticketing. I know, I’m one of them.My ThoughtsObviously, Eventbrite blundered with the clause in their Merchant Agreement. Though it took more than a day to respond, Eventbrite finally heard their customers and removed the clause.But they’ve lost a huge amount of trust and credibility with event organizers. Eventbrite’s policy was overreaching. In their goal of creating promotional content with event creators, they overstepped in expecting event organizers to pay for the costs, by hiding the info in a lengthy merchant agreement. The change to their terms is a reminder to everyone who uses online services to read the terms of service and the email messages notifying us of changes in terms of service.However, I have to wonder. If it wasn’t for how quickly the clause spread on Twitter, would Eventbrite have made the change on their own?Eventbrite is used by event organizers in 180+ countries. It’s not a free service for organizers who use the online platform to sell tickets. What’s Still Missing from Eventbrite?I give credit to Eventbrite management for stepping up and resolving the issue quickly. However, they could do more. A blog post on their website and an email message to all customers where Eventbrite:Apologizes to their users for the clauseAdmits the negative impact it had on their customersDiscusses how they remedied it, made it rightSummaryKudos to everyone who shared the news on social media. Your social networking efforts had a positive impact, influencing Eventbrite to quickly remedy a bad situation. If you’re an event organizer who is looking for alternatives, here are a couple of sites to consider: Tito (low fees, community group rates) and Trybooking (free for free events, unlimited support). I’ll be doing my research to learn more about the two ticketing companies and may publish a post on what I discover. On a personal note, when I chose to use Eventbrite for our new West Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup group earlier this year, I didn’t think I’d be looking for another online ticketing service so quickly. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedEvent Registration Alternatives to Meetup.comWith this week’s announcement that Meetup.com was changing its pricing policy, many meetup organizers are looking for alternatives to using Meetup.com for their event registration. The news of the pricing change spread quickly among meetup organizers on Twitter. While the decrease in cost to organizers at $24/year was welcomed, the…In “Internet”Lanyrd: The One Place You Want to Post Conference Info, Slides, and PhotosUpdated May 6, 2018: Unfortunately, Lanyrd is no longer being maintained. I’m searching for an alternative site for posting conference information. Last week one of my friends in higher education sent me a tweet. “Hey, Deborah, what happened to the blah-blah conference 2013 website? I can’t find it.” “Not sure,”…In “Conference”Lessons Learned from 12+ Years of Organizing Meetup EventsImagine you’re a project manager, invited to speak at a local meetup group. You’ve spent six hours creating and fine-tuning your talk and presentation slides. The day before your talk, you check the online event registration site to see over 45 people have registered to hear you speak. Whoa! It’s…In “Miscellaneous”last_img read more

Kraus takes 17th on Vegas dirt track

first_imgFor Hub City TimesLAS VEGAS, NV – Stratford’s Derek Kraus, 17, was sidelined in a late-race incident and finished 17th, during the Sept. 13 Star Nursery 100 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.Kraus’ teammate Hailie Deegan put her name in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West record books in setting the fast mark in qualifying for the Star Nursery 100 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Thursday, becoming the first female driver to win a pole award in the 64-year history of the series.Deegan was one of four BMR drivers who ran up front in the event. She led the early laps, before Kraus got by in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry on Lap 20. He paced the field until spinning on Lap 44.Kraus is fourth in points, seven markers behind Rouse. He has three wins, four poles, six top fives, and eight top 10s this season.The Las Vegas race, won by Sheldon Creed, is slated to be televised on NBCSN on Sept. 21.The next event on the K&N Pro Series West schedule will be the NAPA AUTO PARTS 208 at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway on Sept. 29.last_img read more