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Ivy Tech Community College Transfer Fair connects students with continuing education opportunities

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College invites the community to their College Transfer Fair to show students how they can transfer their college credits to continue their education further. The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Student Lounge on the third floor of the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut Street.The free event is open to anyone interested in learning how Ivy Tech credits and degrees transfer to four-year colleges. Current Ivy Tech students and high school students taking Ivy Tech dual credit or dual enrollment courses are encouraged to attend.“The College Transfer Fair is an informative opportunity for our students to learn how to transfer their credits to successfully continue their education,” stated by Shakira Grubbs, Vice Chancellor. She also goes on to say, “Students can visit with representatives from a number of colleges and universities and begin building their futures.”Representatives from over 25 different colleges and universities will be on hand at this year’s College Transfer Fair. Many will be from the tristate area, including Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, Indiana University East, Morehead University, Northern Kentucky University, Miami University, and Trine University. Attendees will receive a Transfer College Information Guide, and have the chance to enter a drawing for door prizes.Ivy Tech offers the Transfer General Education Core (TGEC), which enables students to earn 30 credit hours in core college courses that by state mandate are transferrable to all public universities in Indiana. In addition, the College offers Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAPs), giving students who earn an associate degree the possibility of transferring to any state institution of higher education as a junior to pursue a bachelor’s degree.A partnership with IU East provides students with an opportunity to complete a four-year degree close to home. Students begin at Ivy Tech and later transfer their credits to IU East, which offers courses in Lawrenceburg. From there students can continue to complete credits in order to earn a bachelor’s degree.More than 13,000 Ivy Tech students transferred a total of 245,363 credit hours in the 2013-14 academic year – a savings that equates to $37.7 million or roughly $2,900 per student. The amount of students transferring to the state’s public colleges and universities has increased by 19 percent since the 2012-13 academic year. It is estimated that more than 30,000 Ivy Tech students will transfer credits each year to both in-state public institutions and private institutions as well as out-of-state institutions.Ivy Tech offers a wide variety of associate degrees as well as technical certificate programs in the fields of healthcare, business, industrial-technical training, human services, and general studies. Most credits earned at Ivy Tech are transferable to any of the state’s four-year public universities. Courses are conveniently offered at campuses in Lawrenceburg and Batesville.Students can contact Shakira Grubbs at for more informationlast_img read more

Ola Aina injured, out of Brazil friendly

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles’ Aina joins Fulham on season-long loan Global COVID-19 cases surpass 27m – Johns Hopkins Fulham hold Ola Aina talks Torino of Italy defender, Ola Aina, has been ruled out of Sunday’s friendly against Brazil in Singapore.The official Twitter handle of the Nigeria Football Federation: @thenff, revealed this on Wednesday morning.According to the handle: “Torino of Italy wing back Ola Aina is out of Sunday’s international friendly against Brazil. He picked up an injury after a domestic accident and will not be available.”Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, is yet to announce a replacement for the injured player.It can be recalled that Tyronne Ebuehi earned a late call up in place of injured Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo.The Nigeria side expected to arrive Singapore on Wednesday (today) will battle the former World Champions at 8pm Nigeria time on Sunday. Tags: BrazilOla AinaTorinolast_img

Florida’s minimum wage increase will take effect Jan. 1, 2020

first_imgFlorida’s minimum wage is about to increase come 2020.Florida’s 2019 minimum wage rate is $8.46. ($5.44 for tipped employees).According to the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity the newest calculation will bump up wages 1.12%, or a dime, to $8.56 per hour ($5.54 for tipped employees) in 2020.Florida is one of eight states that automatically increase rates based on the annual cost of living calculations.last_img

Federal government concludes investigation into USC’s Title IX policies, finds USC complied with recommended changes

first_imgAfter a five-year investigation into USC’s Title IX policies and procedures, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has concluded its review, entering into an agreement with the University to address compliance concerns and violations identified in the report.The investigation was opened to review the University’s policies dealing with sexual harassment and assault from 2010 to 2016 after 16 students and alumni filed a complaint in 2013 alleging their cases had been mishandled by USC’s Title IX office. The Title IX policies and procedures in place for students were found in compliance with Title IX after March 2015, according to a letter from the Office of Civil Rights obtained by the Daily Trojan. The policies applicable to sexual harassment and sexual violence by faculty were found compliant for the 2015-16 school year, while that by staff were found out of compliance for all six years reviewed by the investigation.USC assessed and revised these policies and procedures aimed at both students and faculty throughout the investigation.This timeline, published by the Daily Trojan in Spring 2017, shows the changes the University put in place regarding its Title IX office during the federal investigation, between 2013 and 2017. Data provided by Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry – Michelle Je | Daily TrojanA news release sent by USC Thursday said that the Office of Civil Rights in their resolution “commended the university” for its proactivity in updating policies and “found the university’s policies compliant as of the close of their investigation.”Although the letter from OCR acknowledges the university’s efforts, it does not specifically commend them. The resolution agreement leaves USC with the possibility of continued monitoring of outstanding Title IX violations found during the investigation. One of USC’s violations mentioned in the letter was originally not including the name and contact information for the Office of Equity and Diversity director in the Faculty Handbook. USC said it amended the handbook in 2018.  The OCR said it would monitor USC to ensure that these changes were made. The University addressed the issues brought up by the OCR in their processes prior to March 2015 as the investigation took place. These included concerns with the absence of a designated timeframe for the process, the lack of equal opportunity for complainants and respondents to present witnesses and evidence and the lack of assurance that the University would take steps to prevent recurrences.Alexa Schwartz, one of the former students who filed one of the 2013 complaints investigated by OCR in 2013, said that she was proud of having spoken out and for “breaking the silence.”“We are seeing a new and hopefully lasting era of #MeToo where people are less ashamed to speak out,” she said. “Most important to me is that students who report are treated with respect and not neglected or harmed further, and that the university does all it can to prevent incidents of sexual violence.”According to the letter from OCR, investigation interviews found that “staff members reported that different offices are responsible for determining and implementing interim measures and that they do not coordinate their responses.”However, it found the three coordinators during the six-year investigation had “adequate background and training.”“While we are gratified that this investigation has concluded, our work on improvement is always ongoing,” said Gretchen Dahlinger Means, executive director of Equity and Diversity and Title IX coordinator, in the news release. “We will continue to strive to set the standard in Title IX response.”Means came to USC during the investigation and thus was not a part of the 2013 complaints.During the investigation, USC amended how it deals with sexual assault prevention and victim reporting. The University added a coordinator to improve training of campus security authorities, Means told the Daily Trojan in August 2016.Through the investigation, USC has implemented preventative measures by requiring students to take online courses such as “AlcoholEdu” and “On the Safe Side” to educate about consent before registering for classes.“Our goal has been a compassionate and caring response to all of our students,” Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry said in a USC news release. “We seek to balance the rights of individual students with campus safety considerations and our commitment to foster a safe learning environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.”USC was one of 55 schools named in 2014 that were investigated regarding their handling of sexual harassment and assault. Ohio State University was one of the schools. It came to a resolution in September 2014 to review its policies with issues related to sexual misconduct. OSU agreed to take new steps to change how it dealt with those issues. Similarly, Harvard Law School reached a resolution agreement in December 2014, as did University of Virginia in September 2015.last_img read more

Zhaire Smith health update: 76ers rookie assigned to G League team

first_img NBA trade rumors: 76ers looking to add wing player, center before deadline The team has assigned Justin Patton and Zhaire Smith to the @blue_coats.— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 24, 2019The 76ers are unsure when Smith will make his full return, and there was speculation Smith may not play at all during the 2018-19 season after complications from an allergic reaction in September that required him to have a thoracoscopy, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Ringer reported in November.The latest setback is believed to stem from an undiscovered sesame allergy, though the 76ers were aware Smith has a peanut allergy and prepared his food individually at the 76ers’ facility.  Sixers rookie Zhaire Smith is working his way back to returning to Philadelphia after recovering from a broken foot and allergy issue.The 19-year-old guard has been assigned to G League Delaware where he will participate in non-contact elements of practice before ramping up acclivities over the next few weeks, the team announced Thursday. Related News At the time of his allergic reaction, Smith already was sidelined after having surgery over the summer to repair a fracture in his left foot and he was expected to return in December. Smith originally was selected by the Suns with the 16th pick in the 2018 draft out of Texas Tech, before being traded to Philadelphia for Mikal Bridges.last_img read more

Monday July 13th Local Sports

first_img— First round games start tonight for Class 1A and 2A softball teams== 1A Region 4Nashua-Plainfield at West Central of Maynard (winner plays Newman Wednesday)South Winneshiek at Kee (winner at Turkey Valley Wednesday)St. Ansgar at RicevilleNorth Iowa at Northwood-KensettRockford at North Butler (winner at Bishop Garrigan Wednesday)== 2A Region 6Denver at Osage — other district quarterfinal scores from Saturday== 1A District 3 at SheffieldNorthwood-Kensett 12, West Hancock 4AGWSR 4, West Fork 1== 1A District 5 at RockfordNashua-Plainfield 11, Riceville 1 (6 innings)Rockford wins by forfeit over North Butler due to a COVID-19 concern for North Butler== 1A District 5 at St. Ansgar — postponed to tonight due to rain4:30 — Janesville vs. Dunkerton7:00 — St. Ansgar vs. Clarksville== 2A District 3 at GarnerGarner-Hayfield-Ventura 6, Emmetsburg 3Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 12, North Union 7 (9 innings)== 2A District 6 at New HamptonOsage vs. North Fayette Valley — suspended to 4:30 today, Osage leading 1-0 in 2nd7:00 tonight — Waukon vs. Sumner-Fredericksburg DES MOINES — Iowa State basketball coach Steve Prohm has been focused on decision making off the court with his team. Cyclone players begin returning to campus this week amid the COVID-19 pandemic.KGLO News · 7 – 13 – Back – 1Prohm says it is important for the players to make good decisions when it comes to their health.KGLO News · 7 – 13 – Back – 2Prohm says they have a good plan to keep the players healthy.KGLO News · 7 – 13 – Back – 3UNI and Drake players returned to campus last month. Panther coach Ben Jacobson says two of his players tested positive. Both are fine and expected to rejoin voluntary workouts soon.KGLO News · 7 – 13 – Back – 4Jacobson says staying healthy is critical as organized workouts are scheduled to begin later this month.KGLO News · 7 – 13 – Back – 5Jacobson says player decisions affect the entire team.KGLO News · 7 – 13 – Back – 6Drake coach Darian DeVries says the Bulldogs have been following protocol.KGLO News · 7 – 13 – Back – 7DeVries says the Bulldogs have been tested several times.KGLO News · 7 – 13 – Back – 8DeVries says all college programs are learning as they go through this process.KGLO News · 7 – 13 – Back – 9center_img MASON CITY — After waiting through a two-and-a-half hour rain delay on Saturday evening, 6th-ranked Newman opened up baseball tournament play with an 11-1, six-inning win over North Iowa in a Class 1A District 3 quarterfinal game in Mason City, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and Max Burt knocked in three runs while Sammy Kratz also had two RBI to lead the Knights from the plate. Jacob Nelson picked up the win, going all six innings, striking out eight. Newman improves to 14-5 on the season and will face Central Springs in Tuesday night’s district semifinal round. The Panthers beat Lake Mills 4-2 in Saturday’s other game at Newman.last_img read more

England bank on Barclay for Italian job

first_img Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), winner of the inaugural North of England under 14 Junior Open Stroke Play Championship at South Moor Golf Club recently, has been selected among four players for the Italian International under 16 Championship at Biella Golf Club on 2nd – 4th September. The other three are Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Rhys Nevin-Wharton (Sandiway, Cheshire) and Luke Northwood (Kenilworth, Warwickshire). Brown, only 13 years old, carded a two-under-par opening round of 70 to lead by three at South Moor then added a 74 before torrential rain and thunderstorms made the Durham course unplayable and the tournament was reduced to 36 holes. Fitzpatrick, 15, the younger brother of 2013 US Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick, finished third in last year’s Douglas Johns Trophy but went two better this year, winning by one stroke. Nevin-Wharton, 16, finished tied third in the Northern Counties Boys Qualifying, fourth in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and equal fifth in the Cheshire Stroke Play Championship. Northwood, 15 (image copyright Leaderboard Photography), a member of the England Regional under 16 Coaching Squad for the West Midlands, finished runner-up in this year’s McGregor Trophy, the English Boys under 16 Championship, at Radcliffe-on-Trent and like Brown and Fitzpatrick, this will be his maiden overseas assignment for England Golf. The Italian under 16 Championship is played over 72 holes of stroke play with a cut after 36, the leading 40 players and ties qualifying for the final two rounds. 27 Aug 2014 England bank on Barclay for Italian job last_img read more

Maroons to unleash Napa’s mean streak

first_imgPhoto: Scott Davis. Copyright: NRL Photos. Dylan Napa ahead of his first Origin appearance for Queensland. ‌Brought across to Brisbane along with Mark Graham by new Norths Devils Coach Graham Lowe for the 1980 season, the ferocious nature of Napa’s defence left an impression on many opposition players, not to mention his captain.Queensland’s first Origin halfback Mark Murray was skipper of Norths in 1980 and witnessed first-hand Napa’s propensity to stomp all over the line between aggression and foul play, which is why he is so excited to see Stan’s son Dylan make his debut for Queensland in Game One of the Holden State of Origin Series on Wednesday night.Like his father, Dylan has established himself as one of the most brutal defenders in the NRL, making a point of picking out the biggest, baddest hombre on the other side of the field and sitting them fair on their backsides.He ripped a much vaunted South Sydney forward pack to shreds virtually by himself in Round 6 last year and in his last start for the Roosters waged a one-man war against Bulldogs and New South Wales behemoth David Klemmer.When Dylan came through the Aspley Devils juniors Murray was still heavily involved at the club and said the similarities in the way he and his father approached the game were obvious from day one.”He’s certainly got his mother’s colouring and he’s a lot taller than Stan was but there is something in his DNA that makes him play the game in a very similar way to how Stan played,” Murray told”I remember seeing Dylan play as a junior and there was certainly something about him that stood out. We played an under-17s semi-final at Langlands Park against North Queensland I think and he came off the bench and completely changed the game with his defence.”If he doesn’t play we don’t win that game.”I got in touch with Stan and his mother Karen and suggested we have lunch to talk about his future with a view to getting him to the Broncos but unfortunately that lunch never happened.”The Roosters had expressed some interest and he ended up going there instead.”With the way teams are taught to defend these days there aren’t any big-hitters in the game any more so I’m excited to see what Dylan’s going to do on Wednesday night.”After a short stint with the Devils, Stan made the move to Sydney to play with the North Sydney Bears where he played four games in the then New South Wales Rugby League in 1983 before a knee injury brought his career to an end.”The thing with Stan was that he played with plenty of aggression and he often liked to tackle above the shoulders,” Murray recalled.”The sin bin had been introduced at that stage and Stan was quite a frequent visitor. The thing I remember most about playing with Stan is that I often saw the back of him as he was walking off the field.”But he was a great character to have around the club, he was the perfect build for a ball carrier in the forwards and he was very intimidating.”As Stan did more than 30 years ago, Dylan’s aggressive way of defending can sometimes land him in trouble with the match officials but his teammates this week have no fears that he will be in any way reckless against the Blues.Having conceded 11 penalties in 23 games for the Roosters last season Dylan has been penalised just once in nine games in 2017, prompting fellow Maroons front-rower Jacob Lillyman to give him the all clear to give the Blues his best on Wednesday night.”I don’t think he is at risk of doing something silly. Everything will be within the rules of the game, but he will be looking to bring that physical side of things,” Lillyman said.”He is such a big body, he is a massive bloke and plays the game hard. Added to that, he is so pumped and fired up and ready to go.”There is going to be some artillery flying around. He is a real physical player, he brings that presence and he will look to assert that.”Two years his senior, fellow Aspley Devils junior Josh McGuire knows exactly what it feels like to be on the end of a Napa bell-ringer and the Maroons lock believes the Origin debutant can have a major influence on the outcome of Game One.”He’s not a silly football player and he knows what’s at stake. I’m very excited for him and he wouldn’t be picked if he wasn’t going to do the job,” McGuire said.”He just has to do what he’s been doing at club level, playing good solid footy, running hard and hitting blokes and I’m sure if he does that he’ll play a good game.”He’s a guy that I don’t want to run at in a game but you do your best not to hit him front on because he can definitely pack a punch.”He’s a very good competitor and the Roosters forward leader to be honest. He really leads by example and when he decides to play good footy that team usually wins their game.”last_img read more

Jebor, Doe Lead Attacking 4-4-2 Pattern against Tunisia Saturday

first_imgAmidst reports of some Liberians not convinced Lone Star would pull a win against Tunisia on Saturday at the ATS, Coach James Salinsa Debbah’s technical team is hopeful of victory, and reports gathered say William Jebor and Francis Grandpa Doe would lead the attack.The marvelous Spain based striker, Jebor, who scored the consolation goal against Togo, is also a strategic finishing clinical at his club team – SD Ponferradina. For his part, magical Francis ‘Grandpa’ Forkey Doe, who plies his trade with NS Matrix, Malaysia returns to the Lone Star team with a Golden Boot he won in the Malaysian Premiership and it marked the second in his career, with the first being in 2012.The duo, according to sources said they would provide the inspiration for the team, playing along with Patrick Gerhardt, Anthony Laffor, Zah Krangar, Sekou Jabateh and Sam Johnson to spark superb ball coordination as well as venomous shooting.Unconfirmed reports say Forkey has promised to formally present his ‘Golden Boots’ to the country by netting at least two goals, while Jebor is certain of rattling his second goal in two games.In an interview with Deputy Coach Kelvin Sebwe yesterday via mobile phone, he acknowledged the usage of the 4-4-2 system in practice matches, but failed to confirm whether they would use it on Saturday.Our reporter who attended the practices say, the Lone Star defending shape look like 4-4-2, but their attacking shape is sometimes 2-6-2, or 2-4-4 or 2-4-1-3.A stakeholder, who begged anonymity said: “We have seen that the Lone Star attacks with eight players, leaving two at the back and defends with eight players, leaving two upfront – so summarily this leads to an 8-man defense and an 8-man attack.”“This formation would give us a win, if the players passionately play and the best way to defend is to attack.”He added: “Understandingly, this 4-4-2 system is a system of pairs – two centre-backs; two full-backs; two central midfielders, two wide attackers, and two strikers – meaning from an operation point of view there would be closed relationship between players to get the needed results.” While it’s true the 4-4-2 plot would be a good formation for a win, sports analysts are wondering whether the players have the “endurance” for the attacking and defending tactics.Some believe that for such a “plot” to be executed superbly, players should have the energy to defend as well as to penetrate the Tunisian defense with a “mazy run” to rattle the net.Howbeit, goalie Nathaniel Sherman, Liberia’s 1st choice has been ruled out of the Tunisia clash owing to accident. According to the Communication Director of the LFA, Henry Flomo, goalie Sherman, while communicating on his cell phone, slammed into a transparent glass at the hotel where the national team is camping, thereby sustaining serious facial injury.This means, Coach James Salinsa Debbah would look up to Saylee Swen, the most experienced of the three goalies. He plies his trade with local side, LPRC Oilers and made his debut with the Lone Star in late 2003 with the senior national team and later went on to collect more than 10 senior national team caps with the last being with a 4-1 defeat against Rwanda.Unconfirmed reports say, Anthony Laffor would be at the right wing, and Zah Krangar would make the left and Patrick Gerhardt and Sam Johnson would be in the middle.The defense would comprise of Dirkir Glay, Teah Dennis, Adolphus Marshall and Solomon Grimes.Substitute players would be Gizzie Dorbor (Hapoel Afula, Israel), Sekou Jabateh Oliseh (Al Ghasara of Qatar), James Soto Roberts (LPRC Oilers), Sekou Konneh (Fortuna Sittard, Holland) and Herron Berrian (Platanias, Greece). Others include Sporo Somah (Sewe Sports, Ivory Coast), Mark Paye (BYC), Murphy Oscar Dorley (Ghana), Raymond Franciah (Ghana), Trokon Zeon (Local, LISCR FC), Sampsn Giddings (FC Fassell), Aloysious Symugla (FC Fassell) and Tommy Songo (LISCR FC)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Warden, inmate stabbed during brawl at Timehri prison

first_imgA warden and an inmate at the Timehri Prison have been stabbed when violence erupted at that facility on Saturday.Reports are that a convicted murder stabbed a murder accused who is on remand at the facility at about 08:55h. During the brawl, three prison wardens intervened, but one of the officers was stabbed by the convicted murderer.Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, said he received information that the prisoner who sustained injuries had made threats to the life of the Prison officer on Friday, and had also disturbed the other inmates by kicking against the steel door throughout the night. On Saturday, during the morning routine procedure, the prisoner launched the attack. His victim was stabbed eight times about his body with an improvised weapon.According to Samuels, both the prisoner and the warden were rushed for medical attention. An investigation has been launched.last_img