* Are you a Christian?YesNo * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Teaching Responsibilities Qualifications State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. A terminal degree in the field, or closely related discipline, ispreferred. Candidates working toward a terminal degree, or who havesignificant experience in the field, may be considered. Candidatesmust embrace the mission of California Baptist University, andevidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence inteaching through the integration of Christian faith. Successfulcandidates will have a history of quality University teachingexperience or significant professional engagement in the field, anddemonstrated relational skills. Teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate Fine Art program.Specific course assignments could range from Ceramics I, II, or III. Position TitleCeramics – Adjunct Nondiscrimination Statement Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6130 Position Summary Posting Details The College of Architecture, Visual Art, and Design ( CAVAD ) atCalifornia Baptist University invites applications for adjunctfaculty positions in the field of Ceramics. Applicants mustdemonstrate an emphasis on conceptual / sculptural application ofthe medium in their own work. Review of applications is conductedin an ongoing manner according to need. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCover LetterCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Unofficial Transcript
Read Full Story As of 2015, charter schools operated in 42 states and the District of Columbia.Many states, like Massachusetts, cap charter schools either by number of charters or by percentages of total public school enrollment. The charter school cap has risen from 25 to 120.Question 2: What Supporters SayCharter schools may provide more educational options to families who don’t have them.More charter schools might allow for more innovation — including longer school days and different styles of teaching.Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend charter schools do better than those who do not.There is a lot of demand for charter schools — nearly 34,000 students are currently on charter school wait lists.Question 2: What Opponents SayCharter schools siphon money away from traditional public schools, and expanding the cap would only increase the stress.Private operators are less accountable to the public and who sometimes operate schools for profit.Despite being required by law to recruit high-need students, charters fail to enroll as many English language learners, special needs students, or economically disadvantaged students as their districts’ public schools do.The “Yes” campaign is backed by wealthy out-of-state supporters with little stake in the state. On Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m., the Harvard Graduate School of Education hosts the first of its Askwith Debates. The conversation addresses the upcoming ballot proposal Question 2, which, if enacted, would allow the Massachusetts Board of Education to approve up to 12 new or expanded charter schools each year beginning in January 2017. Here’s what you need to know before the debate.Background
Tropical Storm Irma broke pecan tree limbs, knocked trees down and blew nuts off the trees and out of their shucks when it moved through Georgia in early September, yet University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells is still optimistic about this year’s crop. He estimates yields ranging from 85 to 100 million pounds.The pecan harvest season is well underway and Georgia farmers are taking advantage of dry weather and good prices, Wells said. As a result, the pecan market softened in recent weeks, lowering some prices. Wells doesn’t expect the price to stay low for long.“We often see this trend when the nuts really start rolling in every year. The last several years, the price bumped back up again after a couple of weeks as many growers started holding pecans. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this happen again,” Wells said.The crop’s development was ahead of schedule by about 10 days this year. All varieties are currently being harvested, and due to the early timing of nut maturity, Wells expects most of this year’s harvest to be completed by early December.Before pecans fully mature, they are enclosed in a green shuck, or husk. When Tropical Storm Irma moved through the state on Sept. 11, a lot of those immature pecans were knocked to the ground, rendering them useless.Early on in the harvest season, as many as one-third of the nuts brought into some cleaning plants were rejected, Wells said. Many of these were nuts that blew off the trees as green shucks.“When we were able to survey the damage after Irma, we estimated that as much as 30 percent of this year’s crop was lost. But now as pecan loads are brought in, we are seeing just how much of the crop suffered damage, with the green shucks that were blown out and quality losses from the nuts getting battered around in the trees by the wind,” Wells said.Georgia farmers are reporting that 3 to 5 percent of the nuts in harvested loads have cupping, or the tail end of the nut failing to fill out. Cupping is identified by a hollow spot on the bottom of the kernel. Wells attributes cupping to nuts coming out of the shuck, being blown off with the shucks open during the storm, or suffering shuck damage by high winds.“Some of these nuts could also have had a broken peduncle, which is the stem attaching the nut to the tree, in the storm and failed to develop properly. There is a possibility that pollination could have affected this as well, though I think the storm is the main culprit,” Wells said. “Some growers have blown these nuts a little harder in the cleaning plant and cleaned up those loads. But it cost them a few pounds.”For up-to-date information about Georgia’s pecan crop, see Wells’ blog at http://blog.extension.uga.edu/pecan/author/lwells/.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in different ways. For myself and most other people, it means sitting inside the house for hours on end, finding ways to pass the time without boring myself to death. But for some, the pandemic has a greater impact.JJ Lamb is one of those people. Lamb, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, is in his fifth year with UW’s club baseball team and his fourth year playing for the team. Lamb also took over as the team president this year.Men’s Basketball: Could Badgers really have captured 2020 national title?In a strange, unofficial end to the 2020 Wisconsin men’s basketball season, ESPN’s Basketball Power Index christened the Badgers as Read…But, Lamb’s season was cut short just a few weeks ago when the coronavirus took the U.S. by storm, shutting down schools, businesses and sports across the country.In an interview I had with Lamb in mid-March, he described to me how the pandemic has affected the rest of the team’s spring season, which was just getting underway.“I’m supposed to be in Florida right now for baseball,” Lamb said. “Every year our club goes down to Tampa, Florida and we play about 10 games between the two teams we have. It’s kind of like our version of spring training. It’s a pretty big thing to put together, considering how many guys we take down there, so the fact that the school canceled everything was a hassle.”Club baseball plays a limited season, spanning from Florida in mid-March to the National Club Baseball Association’s World Series in North Carolina (Division I) and Kansas (Division II) in May.Why baseball should be brought back to UWThe University of Wisconsin hasn’t had a baseball team in 28 years. The last time the Badgers fielded a team Read…While I played baseball from early elementary school through my high school years, I could tell Lamb was more passionate than most players I have encountered through the years, as he didn’t even make the team his first season.“I tried out my freshman year and I was cut but I basically told them ‘no, I’m not done playing baseball,’ and I just kept showing up,” Lamb said. “So eventually I made the team my second year and now I’m the team president.”Lamb’s dedication and passion for baseball stood out to me during the interview, but it was also clear how devastating the cancellation of much of his final season was to him.As team president, he has taken on more duties in his senior year, including being a single point of contact for the 60-70 players trying out each season, as well as working with other club officers to reserve field time through RecWell, stay in contact with the league to create the schedule and report stats, get grants from UW and logistically plan throughout the season.Men’s Basketball: Senior send-off for Brevin PritzlWith the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s season coming to an abrupt end due to the coronavirus, Badger fans Read…Despite all of this, Lamb’s season will end early with the pandemic taking over our daily lives.“Our season is officially cancelled after we had a conversation with the Center for Leadership & Involvement (UW student org governing body), who officially restricted student org activities until May 15,” Lamb said.With the cancellation of spring seasons across college sports, the NCAA recently granted an additional season of eligibility for spring athletes.But since club sports are not technically a part of the NCAA, Lamb and other club athletes’ extra eligibility is up in the air at this point, meaning seniors and graduate students already participating in their fifth year in a club sport might not get another chance to play.With sports canceled nationwide — and likely on the verge of being canceled worldwide — I feel student athletes across the nation on both varsity and club teams should be granted an extra year of eligibility. This would give seniors and graduate students a final chance to shine in what may be their final season in competitive sports.