Position Number Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Posting Details Minimum EducationMaster’s Degree Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populationsis required. In addition to advising, the individual hired willteach typically 1-2 courses per semester during the academic year,depending on advising loads. In addition, participation inorientation and recruiting events, advising luncheons, and MasterAdvisor training is required. This is an academic year appointmentwith some summer orientation duties covered by a separatestipend.The department offers baccalaureate degrees in Physics, EngineeringPhysics, Geology, and three specialties in Engineering Technologyas well as pre-engineering transfer programs. The faculty of thedepartment includes 12 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 14 full-timelecturers and a number of part-time faculty. More information aboutthe department can be found in the web page,https://inside.nku.edu/artsci/departments/pget.htmlScreening of applications will begin March 15, 2021, and continueuntil the position is filled. Applicants should submit a statementof interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, personalphilosophy on diversity and inclusion, emphasizing why they areimportant in higher education, and the names, email, and phonenumbers of three references. Application material should besubmitted electronically at https://jobs.nku.edu. Questionsregarding this position and search should be directed to the Chairof the search committee, Dr. Chari Ramkumar([email protected]). Working TitleNTTR Lecturer/Advisor Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enrichingits educational environment and culture through the diversity ofits administration, faculty and staff and by embracinginclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions ofits work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/AffirmativeAction institution. We encourage applications by members of diversegroups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues ofdiversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusiveexcellence. The Department of Physics, Geology & Engineering seeksapplications for a Non-Tenure Track Renewable Lecturer /AcademicAdvisor beginning Fall 2021. Purpose of Position Job Open Date01/05/2021 Quick Linkhttps://jobs.nku.edu/postings/9900 Requisition Number2020F515 A Master’s Degree in any of the disciplines related to thedepartment programs (Physics, Astronomy, Geology or EngineeringTechnology) is required; prior advising experience is preferred;some teaching experience at the college level is required.Applicants must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office,including PowerPoint and Excel. Familiarity with SAP (NKU’sinformation system) and/or EAB -Student Success Collaborative isdesirable. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diversepopulations is required Preferred EducationMaster’s Degree Primary Responsibilities Full Time or Part Time?Full Time Qualifications Job Close Date DepartmentPhysics, Geology, & Engineering Technology Open Until FilledYes Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeReferencesTeaching PhilosophyStatement of Interest In the PositionDiversity StatementOptional DocumentsOther
FARMINGTON – United Way of the Tri-Valley Area and Titcomb Mountain are joining forces for the third year to present ‘Trail of Terror,’ a haunted walk to be held at Titcomb on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 from 7 to 10 p.m.The event is being sponsored by Poland Spring, State Farm Insurance and Twitchell Fuel/Sandy River Cash Fuel.The event will be held in compliance with all Center for Disease Control guidelines in order to keep volunteers, participants and others safe. Changes this year include requiring the pre-purchase of tickets, which can be done online here. Only 100 tickets are available per hour and groups will be limited to six people, in order to meet building occupancy guidelines. All participants should wear masks/face coverings in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order.Updates can be found on United Way’s or Titcomb’s Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/uwtva or www.facebook.com/TitcombMountain) or websites. Tickets are $15 per person, additional people in the car/group (up to 6 total people) will be only $12. This haunted trail is recommended for those over the age of 12. Younger children can attend with a parent at their discretion.United Way and Titcomb Mountain will be raising money to be split between the two organizations. Funds will help provide additional services for children, adults, survivors of domestic or sexual violence and more. It will also support recreation and community opportunities.Anyone interested in volunteering or being part of this event should contact United Way 778-5048 or Titcomb Mountain 778-9031 to get involved or to get more information.For additional information about United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, visit www.uwtva.org or call 778-5048.For additional information about Titcomb Mountain, visit www.titcombmountain.com or call 778-9031.
As members of the incoming Class of 2018 pack their last bags and begin to converge on campus from all over the world, groups of older students from each residence hall are hard at work behind the scenes, putting the final touches on what will be the freshmen’s first glimpse of life at Notre Dame.Commonly known as Frosh-O, the First Year Orientation is a whirlwind of new faces, speeches and events from Aug. 22-24. In addition to open houses, an official orientation program, academic advising and DomerFest, freshmen will participate in a variety of activities with their residence halls. These events often include icebreakers, learning Notre Dame and hall-specific traditions, and small service projects, sometimes in conjunction with other halls. Senior Deirdre Harrington, chair of the Student Campus Orientation Committee (SCOC), said preparations for the weekend began last April, when the 29 residence halls’ Frosh-O commissioners, the leaders of hall orientation events, gathered for a series of training sessions. Keri O’Mara | The Observer “[It] was basically going over what we expect of them and their staff and what kind of events they should have, and preparing them to be able to plan the events during the summer,” Harrington said. She said the Student Activities Office (SAO) had to approve all Frosh-O events. Commissioners for each hall began exchanging ideas for events with their staffs and with other halls in the spring semester, and, after consulting with rectors, submitted schedule proposals to SCOC. Harrington said SCOC then acted as an intermediary between commissioners and SAO staff, offering suggestions and improvements before submitting the final proposal to SAO, which then offered its own feedback based on a number of considerations, from risk management to what kind of food each event would need. Another dimension of the training process, Harrington said, was a renewed emphasis on inclusiveness, taking students’ differences in background and personality into account, so that all freshmen could feel welcome and comfortable. She said this involved keeping diverse ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations and ability levels in mind when planning events and adjusting existing traditions, such as designing an event students of all athletic abilities could enjoy. “The overall goal is to get people used to Notre Dame and what it means to be a student and part of this community at large, and understanding what it means to be a part of your dorm, or all the types of identities you might have as a Notre Dame student on campus,” Harrington said. Junior Josh Dempsey, a Frosh-O co-commissioner for Duncan Hall, said he and his staff decided to change serenades, a tradition in which male dorms sing to female dorms, by having the residents sing to other male dorms. He said he and his staff also worked to develop better events with female dorms. “It’s more about developing friendships early on and developing meaningful, lasting friendships,” he said. “So we try to avoid your 30-minute event with a female dorm … What we did instead was schedule an hour and a half block where the guys are in a low-pressure atmosphere and they can just mingle and talk and actually get to know [another hall resident] as a person.” The initiative also extended to personality types. Junior Maggie Schmid, a co-commissioner for Cavanaugh Hall, said she worked to make Frosh-O welcoming to both introverted and outgoing students.“We want to make sure we’re taking care of [the students],” Schmid said. “I love Notre Dame, and I want to make sure [freshmen] have a good first impression. The training helps me focus on people who I don’t [normally] focus on, and I like that, because we don’t want to let anyone slip through.” The result of all this work is a months-long, multi-step process of adjusting events and schedules and coordinating with other halls, so that it all fits together in the end. “We’re actually still today just getting approval for things that we submitted in May,” sophomore and Breen-Phillips Hall co-commissioner Melaina LaSalle said. “It’s very long because I think Notre Dame just wants to make sure that everyone is safe and everyone has options that weekend, so it’s understandable, but it’s a long process.” LaSalle said her goal was to make the freshmen’s orientation experience as good as hers was. “Everyone in the moment is like, ‘oh, serenading, this is so awkward, DomerFest is so awkward … but I met my best friends that weekend, and I’m so thankful for that,” LaSalle said. “If I’m able to give that opportunity to someone else, even if it’s just one person, it’s worth it . . . . Our goal as BP students is to build both a sisterhood within our dorm and relationships outside of our dorm, because that’s what Frosh-O weekend is about, building relationships you’re probably going to know your whole life.” Dempsey said he wanted to emphasize a sense of community during Duncan’s Frosh-O. “Our goal would be really make them feel like Duncan is their hall,” Dempsey said. “That was a big thing for me, when I felt comfortable with the guys I was living with, going to dinner with, makes the guys excited to call their parents at the end of the weekend and say, ‘I had the best time.’ You really have kids who miss home, but are comfortable in their hall. It’s that welcoming aspect that is our main objective.” Tags: class of 2018, Freshman Orientation, Frosh-O