Chief Diversity Officer

first_imgChief Diversity OfficerThe University of Delaware seeks an experienced and innovativeleader to serve as the Chief Diversity Officer (“CDO”). The CDO isa member of the President’s senior leadership team and providesstrategic leadership, oversight, and vision in the administrationof a range of services, programs, policies and procedures forfaculty, staff, and students related to advancing the institution’scommitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), as well asdevelop and administer ongoing DEI steering committees.The CDO will be a leader, adviser, advocate, and catalyst forchange and institutional resource focused on infusing diversity,equity and inclusion into all programs and activities, trackingprogress toward these goals, and communicating progress to anengaged community. Moreover, the CDO will exercise strategicexpertise, knowledge of the domain, and lead by collaboration topartner with the University of Delaware’s community in its desireto continue to increase its diversity while continually evolving tobe more inclusive and equitable.A research-intensive, technologically advanced university withglobal impact, the University of Delaware traces its roots to thefounding of a small private academy in 1743. The Universityreceived its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and wasdesignated in 1867 as one of the nation’s historic Land Grantcolleges. The University offers a broad range of degree programs(three associate programs, 150 bachelor’s programs, 140 master’sprograms and 60 doctoral programs) through its nine colleges:Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts and Sciences; Earth, Oceanand Environment; Education and Human Development; Engineering;Health Sciences; Graduate College; Honors College; the AlfredLerner College of Business and Economics and the Biden School ofPublic Policy and Administration.The successful candidate will have at least 10-years ofexperience in higher education or within a comparable complex, withexperience in leading organizational initiatives and promotingdiversity and inclusion; exemplary knowledge of DEI theories andframework; and demonstrated success in analyzing data,understanding areas of need and implementing strategic initiatives.A bachelor’s degree is required.Nominations and expressions of interest will be received until alist of candidates is put forward for final consideration. Reviewof applications will begin immediately. Applications andnominations should be submitted directly to Korn Ferry. Applicantsshould submit a resume and cover, addressing the responsibilitiesabove, electronically to [email protected] University of Delaware is committed to assuring equalopportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basisof race, creed, color, gender, age, religion, national origin,veteran or disability status, or sexual orientation in itseducational programs, activities, admissions, or employmentpractices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII ofthe Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes. TheCareer Center at the University of Delaware will work solely withemployers that abide by the university’s equal opportunitystandards.last_img read more

NCT worker Mary takes to the skies for charity

first_imgNottingham City Transport worker Mary Cort will take part in a sponsored skydive for a charity that helped her successfully beat cancer in 2014.Mary will raise money for the Maggie’s centre at Nottingham City Hospital with a 10,000-feet skydive at Langar Airfield in Nottinghamshire on 2 July. Mary chose to support the charity to thank it for its support during her time with the illness.Mary will skydive to raise money for the cancer charity that supported herSays Mary: “I knew I wanted to do something big to raise money for Maggie’s, so when I saw that they organised skydives, that was it. My mind was made up there and then and I had to do it. As soon as my mind is made up, I don’t look back.”The 62-year-old has worked for Nottingham City Transport for 24 years, starting off at the Trent Bridge Garage before working at King Street Canteen and the driver’s canteen on Angel Row where she’s currently based.After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, Mary worked throughout her six months of chemotherapy treatment until her operation in October of the same year. She then took six months off work before returning.“Everyone at Nottingham City Transport is behind Mary and we will be looking up to the skies on the second of July,” says Anthony Carver-Smith, Marketing Manager at Nottingham City Transport.“After many years looking after the drivers of NCT, her colleagues feel it’s time to look after her and support her in this worthwhile cause.”Nottingham City Transport will donate £500 donation to support Mary’s fundraising.Donate what you can here.last_img read more

Five new buses for Salisbury Reds are ‘more accessible for all’

first_imgGo-Ahead Group-owned Salisbury Reds is continuing its investment in new transport by introducing five brand new buses to services in and around the city.The announcement underlines the operator’s commitment to enhancing bus services across the area.Andrew Wickham, Salisbury Reds Managing Director, says: “I am delighted that we have been able to invest an extra £750,000 in our fleet.“These buses – which will sport the new Salisbury Reds livery – are set to deliver exceptional performance, as well as offering environmental benefits with their Euro 6 engines.”The new Optare Solos will operate across the city’s network from September.Each will feature lighter floor colours, helping to make the vehicles dementia friendly.”Many of those with the disease are uneasy about crossing darker floors – fearing them to be like ‘black holes’,” adds Andrew.“We want to make all our new buses more accessible for all – and this is just one aspect of that.”last_img read more

For Johnsons, ‘Butch’ brings back memories — and plenty of swag

first_imgDARLINGTON, S.C. – Drought is a familiar word for a family of off-road desert racers from El Cajon, California.In retrospect an 83-race winless streak is nothing compared to falling asleep at the wheel while competing in the 1995 Baja 1000, nearly totaling your trophy truck and having to wait countless hours for anyone to realize you’re missing and show up to pull you out of the desert.Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson lived that.Johnson’s throwback scheme for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) pays homage to that very truck, named “Butch.”RELATED: See all throwbacks“I wrecked it twice that year really bad. Once in Barstow and then the big wreck in the Baja 1000,” Johnson said. “Another family bought (Butch) and had it, restored it and were using it again in some lower-level desert racing. I found out where it was, they gave me a fair price to buy it back because of the sentimental value to it and I was able to get it and restore it.”Butch is a 1990 Chevy Thunder Sportside built by Nelson and Nelson Racing. It’s draped in a purple and orange lightning bolt livery that also can be seen on Johnson’s No. 48 Ally Chevrolet this weekend. It’s an opportunity for Johnson to give a little something back to the off-road community and the truck that helped propel his racing career.“Ally was very gracious to let me have this opportunity,” Johnson said. “I’ve always wanted to throw back to the off-road industry. Within that, there were probably two or three paint schemes that we had to choose from. For me, and the amount of times I’ve told that Baja 1000 story and the fact that we had the truck and were restoring it, it just felt like the right way to go with it.”Jimmie’s younger brother Jarit did most of the restoration work on the truck, a process that has been on and off for the past eight years. Jarit, too, was racing in that same Baja 1000 in 1995 and knows just how tough both driver and equipment have to be to survive one of the world’s most dangerous races.Jarit spun several tales of growing up off-roading with Jimmie while driving “Butch” during the annual Darlington parade, which went through the heart of the town that hosts NASCAR Throwback Weekend.“I was in the same race. I was racing a two-seater Class 10 car,” Jarit said, navigating the streets. “I got stuck in the mud at Coco’s Corner and my dad was in San Ignacio, which is about another 150 miles away. So I was missing and then Jimmie was missing.“Once I got out of the mud and got down to San Ignacio where my father was, he told me that Jimmie ended up wrecking, but he was OK. But we were in the same race when he ended up crashing it. It was pretty tore up. I mean it smashed the cage down, ripped the right front off of it. It took a lot to get it rebuilt.”Jarit also sees parallels in Butch’s resurrection and his brother’s fight to get back to Victory Lane, something that hasn’t happened since the first Dover race back in June 2017.“I mean, there is some spunk in his step,” Jarit said. “Not saying that he hasn’t had that, but it’s just a good-flowing weekend that just gives everybody initiative like ‘cool, check out our paint scheme.’ It’s pretty cool,” Jarit said. “This era of the trophy truck and then the era of the Mickey Thompson truck, which has a similar paint scheme, it sent presents with Chevrolet and Jimmie and look where he is at now. It’s pretty sweet.”Jimmie Johnson’s win total sits at 83 — the same number as his winless streak. His seven titles, tied for most all time with Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty, remain seemingly untouchable in the modern era.With a little inspiration and a touch of color from Butch, Johnson hopes to tie Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip’s 84 Cup Series wins and set a path toward something no NASCAR driver has ever accomplished.Eight premier series championships.last_img read more

EMS Crew Rescues Patient From Ambulance Fire

first_imgJACKSONVILLE – Quick thinking and fast actions by two Jacksonville Fire Department employees, Madison Johnson and Cory Dahms, prevented a potential tragedy as a JFD ambulance that was being used to transfer a patient from a Jacksonville hospital to a Tyler hospital erupted in flames around 3:30 p.m.  Saturday afternoon.The incident occurred on U.S. Highway 69 North in front of the North Cherokee Water Supply Company in the Maydelle community.“We noticed smoke coming from the front of the (ambulance) and by the time we pulled over the cab and the compartment were completely filled with smoke,” Madison Johnson said.Johnson was attending to the unnamed and uninjured patient at the time of the incident while Dahms was driving the vehicle.“We had to work fast to first get the patient out and then to continue their treatment,” Johnson explained. “After that was taken care of we had just enough time to get some of the major pieces of equipment out of the unit before the flames (erupted).”  Johnson stated that at $30,000 worth of medical equipment was removed undamaged prior to the fire sweeping through the compartment.Fire units from the North Cherokee Volunteer Fire Department and the Bullard Fire Department extinguished the blaze.last_img read more

Natural Cosmetics: Ingredients That Deliver Pure Beauty From Nature

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDo pure, topical ingredients from nature have any science behind them? As it turns out, yes, many of them do. Authors of No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics have compiled a list of eleven natural ingredients that, when added to your cosmetics regimen, may actually deliver… They include:Argan oilAloe veraBaking sodaCoconut oilGreen TeaHoneyOlive oilPropolisShea butterVitamin Cand, Tea tree oil(READ their scientific basis at Good.is) Photo by Sun StarAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Dept. of Academic Affairs updates policies

first_imgThe Department of Academic Affairs within student government spent the past year as a liaison between undergraduates and Notre Dame administrators, and department director Maxwell Brown said a newly-developed mission statement has offered direction for the group’s future initiatives. “The Department of Academic Affairs is the official link between students and administration through articulation of resolutions and promotion of academics in and outside of the classroom to enhance the undergraduate-student experience,” Brown said. Brown, who is serving his second term as director of Academic Affairs, said several of last years major initiatives involved collaboration with the University’s Academic Council, a group headed by University President Fr. John Jenkins. The Council oversees the Academic Code, among other things, and Brown said he attends the meetings as a full voting member with speaking rights, representing the undergraduate student interests. As a result of one of the revisions to the Academic Code this year, Brown said students will now be able to take the first course of a minor pass/fail. “[This initiative] is really to allow students to be able to comfortably explore things, to encourage this intellectual exploration,” Brown said. “You can take a course pass/fail if you’re interested in it but don’t want to negatively affect your GPA, … and then you can continue [the minor] and use the first course even though you took it pass/fail. “That way, you can just take the four other courses required to complete the minor instead of having to do all five, when that might not fit into your schedule if you’re a junior or senior,” he said. Brown said the new legislature does not overly pad GPAs but instead provides students with a chance to safely explore the academic options available in a “highly competitive research and career environment.” Another key development was improving the advocacy for students put on academic probation, Brown said. “We’re working to make the academic system and the Academic Council as a whole more transparent [so] students know what changes are happening,” he said. “Overall, with these changes there is a lot more attention to advocacy for students and not only streamlining language to make it more efficient and effective, but also to really support the students and advance their interests.” The upcoming library renovation plans were another major accomplishment for the department, Brown said, which was committed to making sure “students’ voices are being heard.” “The survey that went out was extremely helpful … and we had a very effective response [from students],” Brown said. “The information really provided a positive framework to move forward, and it’s really been taken under advisement not only by the librarians themselves who are organizing the renovations, but also the architects who will actually work on it.” Brown said the survey showed student feedback on both the physical aspects of the library and the “intangible resources” available online. “This is one of the parts of the survey that was really interesting, [because] the students who were able to effectively use the [online] resources and meet with the research librarians found that to be overwhelmingly useful,” he said. “But then the other group of students had just never used them or not heard of them, so that’s something that’s really important for us to work on.” In additions to renovating the library building, Brown said the department is also planning to expand the librarian in-residence program in dorms. “The program brings a librarian to the dorms, someone who is available to help with research or answering questions about library databases,” he said. “We just want to help students become more familiar with and utilize the resources available them.” Brown said his department welcomes comments and suggestions from students on all initiatives pursued by student government.last_img read more

Mallory Bechtel to Make Broadway Debut in Dear Evan Hansen; Laura Dreyfuss Sets Final Performance Date

first_img Dear Evan Hansen View Comments Star Files Mallory Bechtel(Photo: Grapevine PR) The Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen will welcome Mallory Bechtel in the role of Zoe Murphy beginning on July 31. The newcomer will make her Broadway debut, replacing original cast member Laura Dreyfuss, who will play her final performance during the July 15 evening Actors Fund benefit performance. Olivia Puckett will play the role of Zoe Murphy from July 17-29.Bechtel is a 2018 high school graduate who will relocate to New York to join Dear Evan Hansen. Currently, she can be seen in the A24 hit Hereditary; she was also seen this season in an episode of Law & Order: SVU.The current Dear Evan Hansen cast also includes Taylor Trensch, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Michael Park, Phoenix Best, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Alex Boniello and 2017 Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones, who will play her final performance on August 5, with the announcement of a replacement to come.The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a Tony-winning book by Steven Levenson, a Tony-winning score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and direction by four-time Tony nominee Michael Greif.center_img from $89.00 Mallory Bechtel Related Showslast_img read more

UVM Health Network, Dartmouth-Hitchcock enter air transport agreement

first_imgThe University of Vermont Medical Center,Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center,Two DHART choppers fly over the West Lebanon, NH, hospital. D-H photo.Vermont Business Magazine Hospitalized patients who need lifesaving care available only at another hospital in the region will benefit from a new collaboration between the University of Vermont Health Network and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. As part of an ongoing commitment to provide access to high-quality care for patients through stronger connections between the region’s hospitals, UVM Health Network has signed a contract to staff a helicopter provided by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART)’s air ambulance program. Dartmouth-Hitchcock will oversee the program, leveraging its over two decades of experience operating a premier air ambulance program in northern New England. This is the latest step in the development by UVM Health Network of a comprehensive Regional Transport System (RTS), and will allow medical experts to better respond when minutes matter.“Our service area covers 40,000 square miles, so it’s vital that we have consistently available transportation for patients who need the right care quickly,” said Ryan Clouser, DO, medical officer for the UVM Health Network’s Regional Transport System. “When a patient needs services that cannot be delivered where they are hospitalized, physicians will be able to arrange for critical care transportation to get them to a hospital with highly trained and expert teams who can provide the necessary care.”“For patients suffering from trauma, heart attack or stroke, and who require a higher level of care, time is vital,” said Kent Hall, MD, chief medical officer at the University of Vermont Health Network’s Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, New York.Currently, hospitals in the region rely mainly on ground ambulance service for critical care transportation between facilities, which can mean hundreds of miles of travel and a prolonged time to lifesaving care. For example, patients experiencing a heart attack or stroke can sometimes receive clot-busting drugs at a rural hospital, but time is of the essence for those who need more advanced procedures within a limited window of time for the best outcomes.“This approach is exciting because it values partnership over ownership,” said Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, president and chief operating officer at the UVM Medical Center. “All of our region’s hospitals believe that our number one responsibility is to the patients and families we serve, and we are working together to create the best system to meet their needs.”“We’re pleased to be able to collaborate with our colleagues at the UVM Health Network in expanding this important Regional Transport and Transfer System,” said Kyle Madigan, RN, MSN, CMTE, DHART Director. “Dartmouth-Hitchcock has provided air and ground ambulance services through DHART for more than 20 years, and we’re proud of our reputation for excellence in service. We look forward to providing an expanded reach of air medical services to the patients of Vermont and Northern New York.”It is anticipated that the helicopter service will be operational as part of the Regional Transport System in July 2018.“Regional collaborations such as this are increasingly important in rural areas like Vermont and Northern New York,” noted Joanne M. Conroy, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and president. “Working with DHART, The University of Vermont Health Network’s regional transport capabilities will improve the ability to get acutely ill patients timely, appropriate care in a tertiary care center and be a significant step in improving the health of the region. We’re delighted to be able to partner in this effort.”The University of Vermont Health Network is an integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York.The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team(link is external) (DHART) is based in Lebanon, NH, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire’s only American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 Trauma Center. The DHART team, consisting of medical personnel from Dartmouth-Hitchcock and aviation personnel employed by Metro Aviation, Inc. provides both ground and air medical transportation services to the medical communities of Northern New England. The DHART team also responds to public safety agency requests for evacuation of trauma patients from scenes of accident and injury, and will transport to the closest Trauma Center in the region’s five states. Operating 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the DHART team transports adult, pediatric and neonatal patients to any appropriate medical facility in New England.Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system serving communities in northern New England.Source: UVM Medical Center 12.20.2017last_img read more

Are you avoiding this employment pitfall?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Henry MeierI understand why some of you can’t stand compliance.  After all, a successful compliance program often depends on strict adherence to mind-numbing regulations, which can seem divorced from reality, let alone common sense.  Well, like it or not, the  better your compliance program the less you’ll have to deal with something you probably dislike even more, which is a lawsuit.A great case in point was highlighted by a recent blog posted by Bond, Schoeneck and King highlighting a recent employment litigation trend that could ensnare your credit union if you are not careful.  I haven’t seen any cases on this issue popping up yet in New York, but I am sure we will see them in the near future.  In it’s labor report blog, BSK reports on a case in California in which the plaintiffs are seeking to bring a class-action lawsuit against an employer for an alleged violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 USC 1681).  This statute is doubly important to credit unions because it not only regulates the use of credit reports in making lending decisions, but also impacts the way they go about making employment decisions.I’m sure many of you already know that the Act requires employers to give job applicants notice whenever a credit report is going to be accessed as part of the employment process.  The statute requires a written ”clear and conspicuous” disclosure,  The tricky part is that the statute mandates that this disclosure be “in a document that consist solely of the disclosure that a consumer report may be obtained for employment purposes.”Employment litigators are beginning to go after employers who provide the necessary pre-employment disclosures, but couple the notice requirement with language in which the applicant agrees to waive any legal action against the employer for accessing the credit reports.  For instance, earlier this year, a federal district court in Pennsylvania ruled that an employer violated the Act by not putting the pre-employment disclosure on a separate document without liability waivers.  See Reardon v. Closetmaid Corp. continue reading »last_img read more