Dean, College of Fine and Applied Arts

first_imgN/A Typical physical demands of professional position within auniversity. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation. Required Qualifications for this position are asfollows:1. Earned terminal degree, including PhD, MFA or MID, in a fieldrepresented in the College of Fine and Applied Arts;2. Progressive administrative experience at the level of dean,associate dean, department chair or similar position;3. Distinguished record of scholarship/creative activity andteaching, and eligibility for a tenured appointment at the rank offull professor;4. Evidence of creating and fostering a diverse and inclusiveenvironment for students, faculty, and staff;5. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and the abilityto interact effectively, decisively, and transparently withacademic leadership, faculty, students, staff, donors, and otherstakeholders important to the college in order to buildpartnerships inside and outside of the college;6. Dynamic team-building and leadership skills with evidence ofdeep appreciation of, and support for, shared governance;7. Demonstrated experience with recruiting, retaining andsupporting talented faculty and staff from underrepresentedpopulations;8. Commitment to supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinaryenvironments and curricula that lead to successful studentrecruitment, retention and graduation;9. Exceptional skills, experience, and evidence of success instrategic planning, fiscal planning, and resource management;and10. Successful experience in or demonstrated capacity forfundraising. We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of theentire university community, including alumni and officialuniversity governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports aninflux of broad and distinct ideas that increase learningopportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we workcollectively to achieve a just experience for all.We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and anequitable environment where all will know that they belong and aresafe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equityopportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the universitycommunity. AA/EEO Statement The College of Fine and Applied Arts is a dynamic and innovativegroup of seven academic departments, bringing together a variety ofperspectives, experiences and real-world education to provideunique opportunities for student success. Its departments includeApplied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science andLeadership, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Technology and theBuilt Environment, and Theatre and Dance. The college is thrivingand supports over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 219full and part-time faculty and 30 staff. We are also proud of ournearly 15,000 alumni from across the college. The Dean, whoserves as the academic leader of the college, will: Complete application consists of the following:1. A letter of interest that addresses how you meet the requiredqualifications as outlined in this announcement(Provide underRequired Document: Cover Letter / Letter of Interest);2. A statement describing your leadership philosophy(Provideunder Required Document: Statement of LeadershipPhilosophy);3. A statement that specifically addresses your commitment toinclusion and diversity and the ways your previous professionalexperience demonstrates your effectiveness in promoting a climateof success for a diverse community of faculty, staff, andstudents(Provide under Required Document: DiversityStatement);4. Updated CV(Provide under Required Document: CurriculumVitae);5. The names of at least three references with their job titles,institutions,and contact information(Please note: We will seek your approvalbefore we get in touch with your references at a later stage of thesearch process); and6. Unofficial copies of all transcripts(Official copies will berequired of the successful candidate)If you have any questions, please direct them to the Search Chairs:Marie Huff at [email protected] or Michael McKenzie [email protected] Description of University License/Certification Required Physical Demands of Position Minimum Qualifications More information is provided in the Job Opportunity Profile . Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Position TitleDean, College of Fine and Applied Arts Position Number004071 DepartmentCollege of Fine and Applied Arts – 265000 Special Instructions to Applicants Essential Duties and Responsibilities Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian Provide outstanding leadership to realize the vision andachieve the academic goals of the college;Support integrated strategic planning and institutionaleffectiveness initiatives;Oversee strategic directions, personnel, curricula, and budgetsfor the college;Advance and support diversity, equity, and inclusion across thecollege;Promote a climate of student success for a diverse community oflearners;Preside at meetings involving the faculty of the college andappoint ad hoc committees to study special problems affecting thecollege;Prepare periodic reports and keep the provost and executivevice chancellor fully informed of the state of affairs and needswithin the college;Engage departmental chairs and the council of the college infrequent appraisals of objectives, procedures, strengths,weaknesses of curricular programs;Collaborate with faculty in a climate of sharedgovernance;Coordinate the assignment of classroom space and facilitiesamong departments and plan for capital improvements; andCollaborate with other members of the Academic Affairs team toachieve university objectives. 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Tetley moves into bakery market

first_imgTetley is to branch out into the world of bakery with the launch of Tetley Tea Folk Scones this week.Made under licence, by scone manufacturer Haywood & Padgett, the packs of four fruit scones launched in Asda yesterday (Monday 12 September).In addition to the scones, Tetley also has plans to launch a range of other edible products, including biscuits, which will be initially aimed at the convenience sector before seeking distribution to the major multiples, said the firm.“This is all about developing Tetley Tea Folk products that are the perfect accompaniment to enjoying, making or thinking about Tetley tea,” said Anand Gandesha, marketing manager for Tetley.“It is the first time we have leveraged the strength of the Tetley Tea Folk in this way and it will be exciting to see how it develops.”>>Scones score sales leadslast_img read more

Finding Neverland Scribe James Graham on Avoiding Writer’s Block & More

first_img Finding Neverland How do you stay motivated to finish a piece?Deadlines help. I’ve got lots and lots of deadlines. I’ve got different shows and TV and dramas at the moment. I find that especially with theater—it’s never done for me. It’s not like a book—it’s a living, breathing, organic thing. I wake up every morning convinced that I can improve it and that motivates me.How do you celebrate when you’ve finished a draft? I am a massive whiskey fan—scotch whiskey in particular. So I do like a whiskey, depending on what time of day it is. The one down side of being so busy is that I don’t get much time to actually recognize that something is finished—print it off, look at it, be proud and go and celebrate. I normally have to leap straight on to the next thing, which is sometimes really tough. James Graham is one of the busiest writers in showbiz whose name you (probably) don’t know. At the moment he’s in rehearsal for both the new musical Finding Neverland, for which he wrote the book, as well his new work The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse in London. The latter piece not only stars such top talent as Judi Dench, Hadley Fraser and Catherine Tate, but it will also be broadcast live on election night. Graham also just opened his first film X and Y and has future projects aplenty in the works, including for Neverland producer Harvey Weinstein. caught up with Graham during a break in rehearsal at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to gain some insight into how the hard-working writer does it all.What’s the first thing you do when you sit down to write?I have to write early in the morning. I wish I didn’t. I wish I could be one of those romantic, cool writer guys who work into the early hours by candlelight and have a whiskey on the go and music. But for some reason, that just doesn’t work for me. I often write freehand; I’ll just explode some thoughts onto a notepad until I need to start. Then I open my computer, force myself not to turn on the Internet—at least for the first hour—and just begin. I think I write in the morning because I feel ahead. If I were to write at night, I’d feel behind and catching up. Writing in the morning makes me feel liberated.What play(s) changed your life? View Comments Related Shows What are your top tricks for fighting writer’s block?My top tip for fighting writer’s block is often not to do what other people say: Don’t give yourself a break. Don’t take a walk. I actually find the process of putting your head down and allowing yourself to be bad takes the pressure off. Not every single word you write has to be gorgeous and a jewel and the most insightful thing ever. I was once really struggling with the first draft of a play, and the image I had in my head is that it was like a long daunting corridor of death and hell with all these mines and traps and scary things waiting to leap out. You’ve got to put your head down and run through it to the end. Then when you go back, you’ve got something to work with.What’s your most childlike quality?I feel like I’m generally quite childish. I relate to [Neverland subject] J.M. Barrie in that sense—he is like a boy in a grown-up’s body. The most childlike thing about me is that I have a really squealy laugh. When someone really makes me laugh, I sound like an eight-year-old girl. I squeal, and I can’t control it. I used to try and stop laughing, which is a depressing thing. I’m now at peace with my girly laugh.What part of working on a musical surprised you the most?I knew it’s collaborative, but I didn’t realize how collaborative. It’s not just working with composers and directors and choreographers—there’s a whole team of people I didn’t know had jobs in this industry. Normally when writing plays, it’s quite isolated, so to work with a team of 15 people every day is extraordinary. It makes you stay on your game.What writer inspires you?What’s the nitty, gritty hard work of being a writer no one ever told you?The unromantic answer is how much of the business side there is. I’m constantly surprised by how hard I have to fight to have writing time. There are so many emails, so many phone calls, so many meetings that I have on a daily basis. It’s like you’re a self-employed entrepreneur and you’ve got to keep your business running. It’s something I’m not good at, and I’m sure a lot of writers are not good at that practical side of things.What’s your advice to aspiring writers?I think they should actually read play texts. Don’t just go watch plays or films. The texts are like architectural plans for a building. The more you see how the writers build a sentence structure, the more you get to see how the writers build their buildings. That’s how I learnt. You have to find your version of how you’re going to use those tools. You have to open up these manuals. That’s what they are: manuals on how to build plays.What’s your favorite line from Finding Neverland? Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016last_img read more

Marjorie R. Finch, 97, Bath, Indiana

first_imgMarjorie Finch, 97, of West Lafayette, Indiana and formerly of Bath, Indiana passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at her home with family by her side.She was born to the late Howard and Grace Miles on January 31, 1922 in Franklin County, IN.    She married Donald Finch on October 18, 1941.  She is survived by her son, Stephen (Darlene) Finch of New Castle, IN, a daughter Carol (Chris) Downard of Lafayette IN, and 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald in 1997, and her daughter Shelia Marie Finch in 1946.Marjorie was the Lord’s servant, and would never claim working outside of her home, but she was an organist for her church for over 30 years, filled in for her husband as a substitute school-bus driver, and served as greeter for Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home for many years.  Marjorie also supported Donald in operating their dairy and grain farming operation.  She served her church in many ways, including as president of the United Methodist Women (New Castle District).  She was a member of the Springfield United Methodist Church (UMC), Brookville UMC and St. Andrew UMC (West Lafayette IN).  She was an ardent reader, and completed countless volumes of crossword books, all while maintaining a vigorous practice of daily devotions and keeping a personal diary.Visitation will be at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave. in Brookville IN on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 3 PM to 6 PM.  Funeral services will be held at Phillips and Meyers on Monday, July 29 at 10 AM, with interment following at Springfield Cemetery in Franklin County IN.A memorial service for Marjorie’s friends in Northern Indiana will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church at 2:30 PM on Sunday, August 11, 2019.Memorial contributions may be directed to the United Methodist Committee on Relief.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Finch family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Point-Counterpoint: Who’s NOW?

first_imgHagstromThis summer ESPN came out with the “Who’s Now?” series to look at some of the most successful athletes in all of professional sports to determine which athlete is the ultimate sports star. “On-field success and off-field buzz,” says the tagline associated with the show. While the winner will either be LeBron James or Tiger Woods, I found it quite offensive that ESPN neglected to insert the real ultimate sports star into the fray — I’m talking about none other than former Minnesota Gophers head coach Glen Mason. Sure he hasn’t played since… well, really ever, seeing how he was behind even the water boy on Ohio State’s depth chart. However, you must realize that by never playing, Mason was able to keep his teeth in gameday form.As for his off-field buzz, the sanguine Mason, I’m pretty sure, is a swarm of bees — he’s got bite… er, sting. Mason, with his paper white hair and steamed lobster tail face from too many sleepless days out under the hot Minnesota sun, was the center of attention at the 36th annual Big Ten Conference Media Day July 30 through Aug. 1. He just didn’t stop talking. And no one seemed to want to stop listening.But I’ll let you in on a little secret (shhh): They weren’t really listening, choosing instead to admire Mason’s sparkling white grill. Ironically enough, his teeth have had more success lighting up the football field than he had as a player or coach; Not once did he lead the Gophers to a top three finish, and throughout his tenure, you could be certain that every time Minnesota held a sizeable lead, like the 31-point third-quarter lead against Texas Tech in last year’s Insight Bowl, odds were that Mason and his boys were going to discover an unthinkable way to blow it. Backed by his pearly whites and notorious propensity to overextend his stay, Mason is the ultimate sports star.Point: MasonVoelkelWhen trying to decide who the most “now” person in sports is, it is important to look past the obvious selections. Just like true beauty is more than skin-deep, now-ness is also much more than pearly-white teeth and a deep Arizona tan.Now-ness is also more than hot cars and fast women.Now-ness is all about connecting with the people, being a larger-than-life figure and the one person the American sports fan can really identify with.That’s why the most now person in sports today is… Rick Majerus.Think about it, if you didn’t know who he was and met him in a hotel lobby, you would think Majerus was a regular Anyman.Just like 66 percent of Americans, Majerus is overweight. Actually obese is probably more like it.He’s also got a thing for fast food, and has been heard extolling the virtues of KFC, brats and probably anything else fried during basketball telecasts he did for ESPN.So what if he might not have pronounced every name correctly or been able to complete entire sentences without running out of breath? The man knows a good pastry when he sees one, and that’s something that just can’t be quantified by dating models or huge endorsement deals.And how do you think ESPN execs became enlightened to the whole concept of being “now”? Clearly after losing Majerus, the network had a huge coolness void that could only be filled by running down a long list of athletes who paled in comparison to the great Majerus.Glen Mason? Are you serious? The only time he was ever remotely now was… wait, never. He had so little to do that he was hanging around Big Ten Media Day just to snack on the free fun size candy bars. That’s not now, that’s lame.Majerus. Count it!last_img read more

Delray Beach Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgDelray Beach, Florida – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe Seagate Hotel and Spa recently announced a special Gourmet Package for Spring and Summer.The Seagate Gourmet Package includes wine and cheese on arrival and a four-course dinner with wine at the Atlantic Grille, the Hotel’s signature restaurant. Deluxe Accommodations are part of the package as well, featuring an elegantly appointed room furnished with one king or two queen beds featuring a balcony and marble bath.Amenities include: 42″ flat screen television, DVD player, coffee maker, mini-bar, robes, slippers, in-room safe, hair dryer, lighted make-up mirror and high-speed wireless Internet access.Gourmet Package Rate: $495 per nightFor reservations or more information: 1-877-57-SEAGATE or use the promotional code PKGGRM when booking your reservation.last_img read more