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Church in Africa adapts too slowly to youth ministry, say…

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The church is not moving fast enough to address the needs of young AnglicansPhoto: Bellah Zulu/ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican youth leaders from southern Africa have called for urgent and practical action from the church to adapt to youth ministry.“The church has been too slow in terms of putting structures in place,” said the Rev. Robert Sihubwa, youth coordinator for the Church of the Province of Central Africa. “While we acknowledge the verbal commitment, the lack of funding commitments indicates slow movement.”Tony Lawrence is the provincial youth coordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. He told ACNS, “Changing our approaches and actively focusing on the ministry to children and young people is critical for the growth and survival of the church.”“Firstly, if we are serious about the continuance of the church as we know it through post modernism, then we will have to start thinking about moving the children and youth ministries to the center of all that we do as a Church,” he said.Young people on the continent have repeatedly called for more commitment and training from Church leaders over the issue of youth ministry. Yes they say their concerns are not being heard.In June this year, some young people in the Zambian Diocese of Lusaka decided to run their own church services after feeling disconnected from adult-led ones. Sihubwa reports that at least three parishes in the diocese are “holding their own services at least once per month.”“There is need for a youth church by allowing the young people to have a service of their own with a singing style different from the traditional way,” said Sihubwa. “They need to have a youth pastor and not just a youth chaplain who can attend directly to their needs.”Lawrence said, “The church maybe too locked into one historical way of doing church and too scared to venture out of our comfort zones to help young people express their worship and service in ways that make sense to them.”He added, “This is not to say that the old way is outdated but that the way we used to do it may not serve the youths well enough, and we need to explore additional ways of worship and church involvement.”Young Anglicans also argue that while the church seems to be willing to embrace change, there has not been any coordinated approach to train youths on the continent.“Some people are ready for the change but there is no investment to help actualize the change,” revealed Sihubwa. “For instance, we need to invest more in youth leadership training and that of Sunday school teachers.”But his Southern Africa counterpart thinks that even clergy need better training in ministry to children and young people. “They have yet to grapple with the concept of child theology because you cannot use the same methodologies to teach the truth of our faith for all the ages.“For instance, most of our churches cannot be adapted to accommodate small groups or classes for Sunday school because it is difficult to move the pews and this impacts on the quality of the learning that will take place,” said Lawrence.He added, “Additionally, the lack of training of clergy means that they in turn don’t know how to develop lay leadership that will be able minister to the young effectively and create a conducive environment for them to voice their concerns or ideas.”Lawrence concluded that Sunday school and youth ministry have always been regarded as an “add-on ministry not worthy of much priority and attention” and that for youth ministry to receive much appreciation and support it “must move to the center of our parochial ministry.” Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Anglican Communion, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Pilotlight persaudes business leaders to donate skills to charities

first_imgPilotlight persaudes business leaders to donate skills to charities Pilotlight is a charity that recruits business high-fliers to donate their skills to charities to create strong, sustainable organisations.Pilotlight, founded in 1996 by Jane Tewson, a co-founder of Comic Relief, helps small charities in the London area that are tackling the deep-rooted problems facing disadvantaged people in innovative ways. To be eligible for support charities must have a turnover of between £200,000 and £2 million. Selected charities must commit to working with Pilotlight on the basis of an agreed three-year operating plan. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Volunteering Howard Lake | 7 April 2004 | Newscenter_img  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Gerry Adams to outline timetable for departure as Sinn Fein leader

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Gerry Adams will this evening outline a timetable for his departure as leader of Sinn Fein.Some 3,000 party members are attending the party’s conference, which began yesterday in Dublin.Motions on the party’s position on abortion will be debated this evening.Having led Sinn Fein for 34 years, Gerry Adams is expected to run unopposed for the presidency of the party today, but will set the scene for who will replace him as leader at 8:30pm.Mr Adams has said he wants party members to hear of his plans first, so no advance notice has been given of his speech, but deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has long been tipped as the natural successor.This evening the party will hear debate on repealing the 8th amendment of the Constitution, but is expected to maintain its position that members cannot vote according to their conscience, but rather must follow the party line. By News Highland – November 18, 2017 Twitter Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Gerry Adams to outline timetable for departure as Sinn Fein leader Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal well-represented at Tidy Towns AwardsNext articleGood Friday Agreement must be protected during Brexit discussions – McHugh News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

U.S. Secretaries Tour HII’s Shipbuilding Division

first_img Share this article View post tag: Navy Authorities April 18, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: U.S. View post tag: division Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Secretaries Tour HII’s Shipbuilding Division “Today was a great opportunity to show Secretary Johnson the quality craftsmanship of our shipbuilders,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “We have a hot production line with our National Security Cutters with three ships already delivered and three more in production. These cutters play a significant role in homeland security operations, and all of the shipbuilders at Ingalls take pride in providing an agile and innovative ship that the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard need to perform their missions.”Johnson and Palazzo were also shown Ingalls’ fifth NSC, James (WMSL 754), as the ship is preparing to move to the shipyard’s drydock and launch next weekend. A sixth NSC (WMSL 755) began construction late last year and will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2015.“When I invited Secretary Johnson to South Mississippi earlier this year, I wanted him to see firsthand what Mississippi’s world-class workforce could do,” Palazzo said. “The National Security Cutters are extremely versatile, high-value ships that Huntington Ingalls and its employees continue to deliver on time and on budget. I am thankful for Secretary Johnson’s visit, and I will continue to work with him and my colleagues on the Homeland Security Committee and in Congress to ensure funding for the eighth National Security Cutter.”Legend-class NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet. Designed to replace the 378‐foot Hamilton-class High-Endurance Cutters that entered service during the 1960s, they are 418 feet long with a 54-foot beam and displace 4,500 tons with a full load. They have a top speed of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 miles, an endurance of 60 days and a crew of 110.NSCs are capable of meeting all maritime security mission needs required of the High-Endurance Cutter. They include an aft launch and recovery area for two rigid hull inflatable boats and a flight deck to accommodate a range of manned and unmanned rotary wing aircraft. The Legend class is the largest and most technologically advanced class of cutter in the Coast Guard, with robust capabilities for maritime homeland security, law enforcement, marine safety, environmental protection and national defense missions. NSCs play an important role enhancing the Coast Guard’s operational readiness, capacity and effectiveness at a time when the demand for their services has never been greater.[mappress]Press Release, April 18, 2014; Image: HIIcenter_img View post tag: Tour Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a visit by Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) yesterday. Johnson and Palazzo toured the shipyard and the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753). View post tag: Secretaries View post tag: HII View post tag: Shipbuilding View post tag: Naval U.S. Secretaries Tour HII’s Shipbuilding Divisionlast_img read more

Drafting (CADD) Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgSpecial Requirements Department Location Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate. Posting Details Position Summary Work YearN/A Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearancefrom a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, andproof of identity and eligibility to work in the United Statesprior to the first day of work. The District may select additionalqualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occurduring this recruitment/selection process. When education is arequirement for the position, official academic transcripts fromthe accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 daysof hire. Posting Date12/19/2016 Assignment Responsibilities * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) How and where to apply Physical Demands Work Schedule Minimum Qualifications Closing Date LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Beginning and/or Ending Dates Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College DistrictFaculty1. A completed Los Rios Community College District ClassifiedApplication (required).2. Resume (recommended).3. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date) (required if using education to meetthe Minimum Qualifications of this position). * (“graduate advisingdocuments and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficialtranscripts) (Required). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.4. Two (2) letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).6. Certification and/or Licenses ( NOTE : list requirement withpositions with additional accreditation MQ)NOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents, listedabove, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as official transcripts.● It is the responsibility of Los Rios Community College Districtemployees to also provide official transcripts, if required in theminimum qualification for the position. (Within 60 days of the timeof hire, employees are required to submit official transcripts, ifrequired in the minimum qualification for the position).● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedulescenter_img The Institution Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate’sdegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Application Instructions 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught OR the equivalent* OR hold a California CommunityCollege Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area.* Alldegrees must be from an accredited institution.2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment..*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2579 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2 Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Conditions Posting NumberF00052P Job Posting TitleDrafting (CADD) Adjunct Assistant Professor The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Total Hrs per Week/Day * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Open ContinuouslyYeslast_img read more

Mayor Jay Gillian: Enjoy a Safe Halloween Celebration

first_imgDear Friends,I would like to remind everyone that there are several great community and Halloween events being offered over the next week.  I hope you take the time to enjoy them and use this opportunity to communicate to your family some safety tips while celebrating Halloween.The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents “Stage Fright” Saturday October 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday October 26 at 2 p.m. on the Ocean City Music Pier.  This is the Theater Company’s 6-12th grade student ensembles’ Halloween performance of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and “The Invisible Man.”  Tickets will be available at the Music Pier prior to the performances.The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Welcome Night on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Music Pier.  This is a great opportunity to meet many of Ocean City’s civic groups, businesses and local organizations.  The event is free and open to the public.The city’s 67th annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for Thursday Oct. 30 starting 7:15 p.m. The parade runs on Asbury Avenue beginning at Sixth Street and ending at 11th Street. The event is presented by the Ocean City Exchange Club and is one of the longest-running Halloween Parades in the area.Citywide trick-or-treating will be held Friday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. We hope families enjoy this annual event, and offer a few safety tips:Wear reflective clothingStay in large groupsYoung children should be accompanied by an adultObey the pedestrian safety laws – it is dark and vehicle drivers may not see youCarry a flashlightCostumes should not restrict visibilityDo not open any candy until you get home and your parents inspect the itemsReport any suspicious person or activity to the police immediatelyI hope everyone has a great weekend and experiences all of our upcoming events.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor The 66th annual Halloween Parade last October. Photo credit: O.C. Exchange ClubThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Oct. 24.last_img read more

Council Agenda: Seizing Abandoned Properties to Clean Them Up

first_imgAbandoned Getty and BP gas stations greet visitors coming over the Ninth Street Bridge into Ocean City. Across the street is a vacant former Exxon Station.City Council will consider an ordinance Thursday that would allow the city to take control of abandoned properties that become a nuisance to the community in Ocean City.The proposed ordinance would authorize the mayor to assign an officer to create an abandoned properties list based on a variety of criteria (see PDF below). The city would then have the right to take control of properties, borrow money to rehabilitate them, and recover costs through liens on sale of properties.Mayor Jay Gillian has said that the first targets of the ordinance would be three long-vacant gas stations at the foot of the Ninth Street Bridge — the first sights to greet visitors traveling the main route into Ocean City. Gillian said he would like to see the properties preserved as open space.Council will consider the ordinance at its public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday (June 11) at City Hall.Council had approved one reading of a similar ordinance, but City Solicitor Dottie McCrosson recommended on May 14 that Council table the measure and bring forth a resolution at its May 28 meeting acknowledging that blighted and abandoned properties in Ocean City are indeed a  problem. She said the resolution would make the ordinance more “bulletproof.”Council followed her recommendations and now considers a new resolution that will require two readings.In other business at Thursday’s meeting:McCrosson and Stanton Contract: City Council will consider a professional services contract that would renew the services of the McCrosson and Stanton law firm for general legal services for the city at a rate of $175 per hour plus costs.Schilling Estate Grant: City Council will vote to apply for a $325,000 state Green Acres grant to be used toward purchase of vacant property that fronts the boardwalk at 19th Street. If the grant were received, the city would be responsible for only $175,000 of a $1.75 million purchase. (Read more: $1.75 Million Deal Will Keep Boardwalk Lots Undeveloped Forever.) Download (PDF, 436KB)last_img read more

Flight Of The Conchords Have Added Dates To Their 2016 Summer Reunion Tour

first_imgNew Zealand folksters Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement delighted longtime fans by announcing their first US performances since 2013. The duo plan to share music both new and old, making for quite the intriguing concert series. We can’t wait.Since the demand for their shows is so high, the band has added a handful of additional tour dates to appease their fanbase. The shows mainly include additional performances in cities where they were previously scheduled to perform, like Portland, OR, Mountain View, CA, Austin, TX, Queens, NY, and Los Angeles, CA.Check out the full schedule below, with new dates in bold. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM local time.Flight of the Conchords 2016 Tour Dates:06/11 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre 06/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts 06/13 – Washington, DC @ Wolf Trap Filene Center 06/14 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre 06/16 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre 06/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum 06/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 06/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pritzker Pavilion 06/22 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park 06/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum 06/24 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium06/25 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium 06/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic06/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater 07/01 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl 07/02 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 07/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre 07/05 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre 07/09 – Austin, TX @ Bass Hall07/10 – Austin, TX @ Bass Hall 07/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre 07/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre 07/14 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater 07/16 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheatre 07/17 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre 07/18 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre07/20 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium 07/22 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival 07/23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 07/24 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage07/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre07/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatrelast_img read more

Saint Mary’s lecture series to celebrate St. Teresa of Avila

first_imgKeri O’Mara | The Observer The Center for Spirituality (CFS) at Saint Mary’s announced its spring 2015 lecture series entitled “Saint Teresa of Avila: Carmelite Mystic and Doctor of the Church.”The series will include two talks and one panel discussion, marking the 500th anniversary of Saint Teresa’s birth. According to a press release, the Saint Mary’s College Annual Endowed Lecture Series Fund will sponsor the lectures, which are free and open to the public and will take place in the Vander Vennet Theatre.According to Michelle Egan, associate director of the CFS, the center hosts a series each fall and spring semester encompassing a specific topic or theme.This spring series will follow the 2014 lecture series, “Unitas, Veritas, Caritas: Catholicism and the Liberal Arts and Sciences,” which explored the relationship of faith and reason across disciplines.“When deciding on a theme, we consider the current contemporary religious and theological issues, or if there are any significant milestones within the Church,” Egan said. “The 500th anniversary of Teresa of Avila’s birth is one such milestone.”While other CFS lecture series have focused on larger concepts, such as “facets of justice” or “leadership of Catholic women both past and current,” Egan said the spring 2015 series will discuss rather particular aspects of Teresa’s life and work.The first lecture, titled “Teresa of Avila: Prayer is an Adventure in Love,” will take place Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.“Our first lecturer, Keith Egan, Aquinas chair of Catholic theology emeritus at Saint Mary’s, will explore Teresa’s thoughts on prayer and love because for this saint and doctor of the Church, she spent her life searching for God through prayer,” Egan said. “For her, prayer is an ‘exercise in love.’”On March 3 at 7:30 p.m., the second lecture, “Teresa the Theologian on the Human Person as Capax Dei” will feature a visiting scholar from Fairfield University.“Elizabeth Dreyer, religious studies professor at Fairfield University, will consider Teresa’s work as an incarnational theologian and how that has or hasn’t prospered in the history of Christian theology and spirituality,” Egan said.The third and final lecture of the series will feature a panel of both undergraduate and post-graduate students from Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame, titled “Teresa and Us: The Significance of Teresa of Avila for Young Catholic Women Today.” The panel will take place March 19 at 7:30 p.m.“Our final event in the series will be a panel discussion about the significance of Teresa for today’s young Catholic women,” Egan said. “Teresa was certainly a leader in the Church, she was a religious founder, a reformer, and her writings have been, and continue to be, very influential to theologians.”“How she is a source of wisdom is just as relevant today to young women as she was several hundred years ago,” she said.According to Egan, this series furthers the CFS’s purpose, as the organization was established in 1984 as a center to “build a theologically well-grounded spirituality among members of the College and greater South Bend community,” according to the press release.Egan said the events also support the religious and academic missions of the College.“World-renowned scholars come to Saint Mary’s to share their wisdom on contemporary religious issues and to address broader issues of how faith and reason interact,” Egan said.Senior Madison Maidment said she enjoys having the opportunity to hear such scholars discuss aspects of spirituality that are not often elaborated upon in religion courses as fully as possible.“I remember a lot of my friends who are nursing majors were really interested in the fall series because it had lectures concerning things like health care professions and biology,” Maidment said. “This spring series interests me a little more because it gives students a chance to get to know a saint on a more personal, relatable level, and I think that’s an awesome opportunity.“… But both series this school-year have brought topics to the table that aren’t often discussed in our daily lives, and I think these unique themes appeal to a wide variety of students.”Tags: Center for Spirituality, Center for Spirituality lecture series, CFS lecture series, Michelle Egan, Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint Teresa of Avila: Carmelite Mystic and Doctor of the Churchlast_img read more

FOCUS on science

first_img“They’re a lot of fun to be around,” Rymer said. He travels daily from his home in Kennesaw to attend classes at UGA and to teach.Weiglein asked for a Project FOCUS teacher because she saw how the program helped another class. “They were always doing interesting things out in the hall with the students,” Weiglein said. “I wanted my students to have that … they’re always asking, ‘Is Mr. Gary coming?’”FOCUS students have also learned to appreciate their partner teachers. “The kids are the best thing about this program, and my teacher that I work with,” said Caitlin Walther, a senior psychology, pre-nursing major from Atlanta. “She is a saint in my eyes and has restored my faith in teachers.”“Project FOCUS has given me a newfound respect for teachers,” said Tripp Wall, a fourth-year biology, pre-med major from Toccoa. He plans to become an anesthesiologist. “I never realized how much of a pain it could be to teach a classroom of students. I never realized that some students just cannot learn as fast as others.”FOCUS helps students “improve their communication skills,” Knauft said. “If you can manage a class full of third graders … you learn to do a lot of thinking on your feet.”The program also has students analyzing teaching methods. “Because the UGA students do a lot of active teaching, they’ve become a lot less tolerant of poor teaching in their own UGA courses,” Knauft said. Hugs for gradesProject FOCUS helps promote science in a positive way to elementary students and teachers who work with UGA students. This positive emphasis has its rewards. “I get hugs for grades,” said Renee Pascale, a junior biology education major from Atlanta. “No other class has that in the curricula.”Back in Weiglein’s classroom, Rymer gets comments like: “Wow, you’re a giant.”“I can sum [the experience] up like this,” he said. “I have been blessed in so many ways. I found a way I could help. I believe that these kids will someday be involved in shaping our nation. If I can be a positive influence, and help better someone’s life, why not?”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Teacher appreciationRecently, children studied different ecosystems in Wendy Weiglein’s kindergarten classroom at South Jackson Elementary School. During science center time, Rymer passed around rocks and shells with his group of four students.center_img By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaPaper people and artwork dance from the ceiling as Gary Rymer asks kindergarteners a question. During most of the University of Georgia senior’s courses he listens to lectures and participates in labs. In his Project FOCUS class, he’s the teacher.Project FOCUS – Fostering Our Community’s Understanding of Science – is a partnership between school districts and UGA, said David Knauft, a UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor. This partnership is increasingly important as schools struggle to meet federal government requirements in adequate yearly progress. AYP includes improvements in science test scores in middle and high schools.“As of right now, there is no high stakes testing for science in the elementary schools, so teachers spend more time working with reading, math and language arts,” he said. “Our students help the teachers give more emphasis to sciences.“One thing we realize is that the FOCUS students don’t always go back in the class for a second semester.” But after a UGA student has taught, the elementary school students are more “excited about science. The children tell our FOCUS students that they want to grow up and be scientists, just like the UGA students.”In 2002, Knauft helped start the semester-long program in which UGA students teach elementary students science two days per week. FOCUS enrolled 40 students for the fall semester. The program, which started at Barnett Shoals Elementary School in Athens, Ga., now extends to several other schools.Undergraduates must have 12 hours of science courses and a 2.5 GPA to apply, but Knauft sees majors varying from genetics to marketing.last_img read more