Jenkins receives 2011 Diversity Award

first_imgAccording to a University press release, University president Fr. John Jenkins was one of 14 individuals to receive a 2011 Champion of Diversity award from Indiana Minority Business Magazine (IMBM). Jenkins was recognized by the magazine at a Jan. 14 ceremony in Indianapolis. The magazine honored the award recipients as “leaders in their respective fields, not only because they excel at what they do, but also because they are inclusive,” according to Shannon Williams, president and general manager of IMBM. “This year’s esteemed group of awardees has promoted diversity with their hiring practices, outreach programs or have individually transcended racial or gender barriers,” she said. Jenkins, in his sixth year as University president, acted upon the recommendations of two University committees to enact initiatives designed to enhance support for a diverse faculty. These initiatives were based upon reports prepared by the University Committee on Cultural Diversity and the University Committee on Women Faculty and Students. Jenkins was recognized for the appointments of Don Pope-Davis, vice president, associate provost and professor of psychology, and Susan Ohmer, William T. and Helen Kuhn Carey Associate Professor of Modern Communication and assistant provost, to oversight roles for efforts related to faculty of color and women faculty, respectively. Their posts involve close coordination with deans, department chairs and others in faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, mentoring and development. The award also honored the creation of the Moreau Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which is a two-year research, teaching and mentoring initiative for scholars studying or representing diverse groups. Another initiative recognized by the magazine was the Dual Career Assistance Program, which assists the spouses of recently hired full-time faculty and staff find potential employment opportunities in the area or at Notre Dame. “The intellectual interchange that is essential to a university requires, and is enriched by, the presence and voices of diverse scholars and students,” Jenkins said last year. “Beyond the benefits diversity brings to all universities, we hold this commitment also because Notre Dame is a Catholic university.” Jenkins was elected president-elect of the University by the Board of Trustees on April 30, 2004, and became the University’s 17th president on July 1, 2005.last_img read more

Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study on Display

first_imgLeaders of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the Corps’ Galveston District met in Austin on September 26 to discuss the progress of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study.“The Texas coast is a complex and vulnerable system that provides substantial value to the nation,” Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, said. “Our agencies are working as one to find a comprehensive plan to protect the people and critical infrastructure along the coast.”That plan, coined the Coastal Texas Study, involves engineering, economic, and environmental analyses on large-scale civil works projects.According to USACE, the project – which is comprised of multiple lines of defense – is being designed to significantly reduce risk and increase environmental benefits from the mouth of the Sabine River to the mouth of the Rio Grande, more than 360 miles of Gulf shoreline.The plan was presented to the public in October 2018.“We received valuable feedback,” Colonel Timothy Vail, Galveston District Commander, said. “Our team is continuing to refine the proposed plan to optimize both risk reduction and environmental benefits.”The study team will host a second round of open houses and public review, anticipated in the Fall of 2020.last_img read more

GSA’s John Hassett wins PVC cross-country title

first_imgLINCOLN — Runners in Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference cross-country championship crossed the finish line splattered in mud at Mattanawcook Academy.But George Stevens Academy junior John Hassett appeared unfazed by the saturated 5-kilometer course.Hassett finished first overall among the boys in 16 minutes and 14.28 seconds — nearly a minute ahead of the runner-up, Matt Keresey of Orono.“He definitely competed very well,” said GSA coach Erich Reed. “He has been training hard. Our focus for him is on New Englands.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWhile Hassett’s sights are set higher than a PVC title, Reed said Saturday’s rainy, cold weather offered his runners good practice for the bigger meets.“The mud really slowed people down,” Reed said. “What I really liked about the meet was that it gave us practice in adverse conditions.”GSA’s Ollie Dillon, who took sixth in 17:23.77, and Will Entwisle (seventh in 17:31.96) also helped lead the Eagles to a second-place finish among the boys’ small school teams with 32 points. Orono won with 24 points, and Lee Academy finished third with 98.Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brendan Penfold followed Dillon and Entwisle in eighth place with a time of 17:37.18.For the boys’ large school division, Caribou won easily with 20 points, and Old Town took second with 79. Mount Desert Island trailed closely in third (80 points), led by Peter Philbrook’s fifth-place finish in 17:43.65.Girls’ resultsGSA sophomores Eliza Broughton (19:53.03), Zeya Lorio (20:11.90) and Mary Richardson (20:17.81) placed fourth, fifth and sixth behind a trio of Orono juniors.Tia Tardy won in 18:42.52, Hannah Steelman took second (18:54.05), and Kassidy Dill followed in third (19:07.58).“They’re remarkable,” Reed said of the Orono girls’ squad. “We’re still doing our best to stay competitive with them.”GSA senior Hanna Gutow also finished among the top 10 (ninth in 21:19.84).Of the girls’ small schools, Orono won with 21 points. GSA took second with 35 points, and Mattanawcook finished third with 78.MDI’s Emma Strong and Emily Banks led the Trojans to victory in the girls’ large school division with 59 points.Strong placed third in 20:33.49, and Banks finished seventh in 21:26.76.Behind MDI, Caribou took second with 65 points in the division, and Presque Isle placed third with 74.Hancock County runners will compete again Saturday at the Eastern Maine championship in Belfast.Find more pictures here. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSPHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829PreviousNext Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)center_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest Posts Biolast_img read more

Jamie Olivers UK restaurant chains head for insolvency putting 1300 jobs at

first_imgJamie Oliver’s U.K. restaurant chains head for insolvency, putting 1,300 jobs at risk Oliver’s restaurants are the latest victims of a shakeout in the casual dining industry Bloomberg News Facebook Recommended For YouBrazil to extend probe into Vale dam disaster into early 2020 -officialGovernment supporters rally in Hong Kong to seek end to violenceTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know itBank of Canada drops mortgage stress test rate for first time since 2016 Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain moved to begin insolvency procedures, leaving 1,300 jobs at risk after failing to turn around its performance.The U.K. celebrity chef’s company filed notice in the High Court for administration, a process similar to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. The proceedings involve 25 Jamie’s Italian, Barbecoa steakhouse and Fifteen eateries in the U.K. but not the international division.Oliver has tried to revive his restaurant business for the past few years amid a tough consumer market, intense competition and rising costs. Last year the chef, who has built up a large television following, completed a company voluntary arrangement of his Jamie’s Italian brand. Such a procedure allows a business to cut shops and slash rents, but that was not enough.A “Jamie’s Italian” restaurant, near London Bridge. “I am deeply saddened by this outcome and would like to thank all of the staff and our suppliers who have put their hearts and souls into this business for over a decade,” Oliver said in a statement.Oliver’s restaurants are the latest victims of a shakeout that’s spread to Britain’s casual-dining business after hitting the likes of Applebee’s, TGI Friday’s and Ruby Tuesday in the U.S. U.K. chains such as Byron Hamburgers, Gaucho, Carluccio’s, Prezzo and Strada have all restructured over the past few years.Bloomberg.com Reddit Jamie Oliver has tried to revive his restaurant business for the past few years amid a tough consumer market, intense competition and rising costs.Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File 0 Comments Emailcenter_img Twitter More Comment Share this storyJamie Oliver’s U.K. restaurant chains head for insolvency, putting 1,300 jobs at risk Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn May 21, 20198:41 AM EDTLast UpdatedMay 21, 20198:42 AM EDT Filed under News Retail & Marketing Leon Neal/Getty Images Deirdre Hipwell Join the conversation →last_img read more