Instrumental Music Education, Full Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

first_imgThe position requires a full-time teaching load as specified byuniversity policy, with appropriate reassignment time for oversightof students and educational partnerships.Serves as Instrumental Music Education Coordinator, a liaisonposition with the College of Education and ProfessionalStudies.Teaches Courses that may include: Marching Band Techniques;Introduction to Music Education; Secondary Methods for InstrumentalMusic Education; Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, and/or StringTechniques (depending on experience and expertise in candidate’sperformance area).Actively recruits for the Instrumental Music education program,through school visits, participation in OkMEA activities, and thelike.Performs additional duties that could include: Band andEnsemble Conducting responsibilities, Conducting classes,supervision of student teachers and/or collaboration on studentteacher assignments, graduate courses in support of the Master ofMusic degree in Music Education. QualificationsExperience Required:Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service isexpected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionallyaccredited or internationally recognized institution in the fieldspecified in the position announcement (exceptions require AcademicAffairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained andsubmitted by the time of employment, the position rank will changeto TT-Instructor.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: College Overview:The College of Fine Arts and Design is a center of excellence forthe arts and design, as well as a center of innovation forimproving and promoting arts education. Founded in 2001, thecollege combines the experience of Oklahoma’s oldest publiceducational institution with groundbreaking thinking about the roleof the arts on the 21st century. The College of Fine Arts andDesign nurtures leadership qualities in students, thus expandingthe scope and qualities of their career opportunities. Theinstitution’s emphasis is on student­-centered education. Thiscommitment to excellence provides students the opportunity tointeract and work closely with our more than 100 outstanding fulland part-time faculty members who are dedicated to developing theartist, scholar, creative professional, educator, citizen andleader as a whole. With more than 200 performing and visual artsevents every year, the college provides students from a variety ofacademic disciplines and programs to come together to viewexhibits, attend special events, experience performances, takeclasses and discuss their work, and ultimately learn to bothspecialize and think from a global perspective. The College of FineArts and Design currently has six academic units, the Department ofArt, Department of Dance, School of Design, Department of TheatreArts, School of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music andspecialized accreditations from National Association of Schools ofMusic (NASM), National Association of Schools of Art and Design(NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).For further information see our website .School of Music Overview:The UCO School of Music has a current faculty of over 35 full-time(of which 26 are tenured or tenure-track positions) andapproximately 35 part-time faculty, combined with a full-timeprofessional staff of 8. There are approximately 350 studentsenrolled in degree programs that include the BA, BM, BME, and MM,within the framework of six divisions: Jazz Studies, MusicalTheatre, Piano, Strings (Orchestras), Vocal Arts (Choirs andOpera), and Winds/Percussion (Bands). The University of CentralOklahoma and all of our curricular offerings are accredited by theNational Association of Schools of Music. For additionalinformation, please see our website at .Position Overview:Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates studentperformance, and maintains department and student records inaccordance with university policies. Adheres to the educationalphilosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner withcolleagues and professional peers. Participates in universitymeetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department,college, and university committees as requested. Preparesdepartmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service,and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenureand promotion policy in the UCO Employee and FacultyHandbook.Job Description: Physical Demands:Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) maybe made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities toperform essential functions. College teaching/directing experience.National Board Certification or similar recognition ofachievement.A record of success as an instrumental teacher/conductor. Required Education and Experience: Significant experience teaching grade 6-12 instrumental musicin a public, private, or parochial school.A terminal degree in Music Education, or Education-related area(ABD could be considered). Preferred Education and Experience: Extensive knowledge in the field of Instrumental MusicEducation with specialty areas and experience teaching band and/ororchestra.Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduatestudents in a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, online asappropriate).Ability and commitment to conduct research/scholarly/creativeactivities and provide service to the School of Music asneeded/assigned.Ability to work within a collaborative facultyenvironment.Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and writtenform.Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.last_img read more

Oxford students have no time for employment

first_imgLizzie Mundell Perkins, a second year English student at St. Johns, sells tickets at the University church on High Street. She told Cherwell,“I used to work as a waitress and did one ten hour shift a week – it definitely affected my work and made me tired and stressed but I managed to find a job at the University Church. I do one or two shorter shifts but they are very flexible… Obviously it still takes up time but I need the money. My parents are unable to support me financially and the student loan only leaves me with £150 per term after accommodation.“I am managing fine with my academic studies, however, and my I think that the stigma that the university hold against part-time work is completely misplaced. I do sport and music to a university level and still manage to study with a job as well. Working is a great way to get outside of the Oxford bubble and I am proud to support myself financially.”  A number of students are more entrepreneurial, and choose to establish their own businesses. Jamie Ohlmeyer Parker, a third year Classicist at New college, runs a business renting out white tie to students. “I was spending maybe 10-20 hours a week on it last term but there aren’t any balls this term… I treated it as a hobby more than as work… In my view it’s actually pretty easy to earn money while at Oxford if you’re creative about it. As an Oxford undergrad you can charge a minimum of £15-20 per hour for tutoring work for almost any degree and that work might be seasonal (i.e. only before exams) but it’s well paid and if you sweat your assets in the Easter and Christmas holidays I don’t see why you would need to work during term time.”Sophie Lucas, a second year History and Politics student at Univ said, “I want to go into policy research which means doing unpaid internships in the vacations. I’d like to be able to do more paid work but it’s hard to manage with career stuff and academic work and a lot of places want students to commit for longer periods of time than is possible.” A survey conducted by Cherwell has shown that the proportion of students that undertake paid work during term time is significantly lower than the national average. A report conducted by the NUS and Endsleigh Insurance showed that 57% students nationwide have a part-time job alongside their studies, with 90% of these students working as many as 20 hours a week.Comparatively, only 20% of Oxford students surveyed worked during term time and the majority of those completed less than five hours paid work per week on average. Most colleges forbid students from completing paid work outside of the college; however those colleges that have opportunities for paid employment rarely offer more than ten jobs to the whole student body which can consist of 400 people, making competition for work fierce.The proportion of Oxford students who work during the vacation, however, is almost identical to the national average at 56%. Many of those surveyed said that working in the vacations had a negative impact upon their academic performance. An anonymous Exeter student said, “I do English so doing the primary reading in the holidays is pretty key to managing the essays during term. Having to work often means I don’t get this all done as at the end of a 9-5 day I’m pretty knackered and can’t concentrate properly.”A student at Keble also commented, “College don’t make it clear enough what kind of financial support is available for those who need it, meaning that many of us choose to work excessively during the vacations, compromising our academic success.”Official estimations from Oxford University put the cost of living in Oxford for sixth months of the year (the average time undergraduates spend living in the city when accounting for vacations) at between £5,670 and £8,000. This means that students who are not eligible to receive grants or loans above the minimum amount offered by student finance face a shortfall of between £2,000 and £4,350 per annum. A student working on the minimum wage for 18-21 year olds would have to work over 850 hours each year on top of their degree to fill this deficit. This would mean working full time for 22 weeks of the year, giving students one week to devote to studying in each vacation.last_img read more


first_imgWe hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today for the Indiana United State Senate who would you vote for?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Lyceum Bowling League results

first_imgResults of the Mount Carmel Lyceum bowling league from January 17th are as follows:John McCollum led his team to a sweep with scores of 264-226-217 for a new personal high series of 707. Harry Ashe chipped in with 213-228-243 for a 684 series. Their performances resulted in a league season Team high series for Fryczynski’s Funeral Home. Other individual high series for the week: Robert Lesiak 616; Robert Magarban 600; Jack Nilan 726.Other individual high games for the week went to: Jack Nilan 289; Steve Mallardi Jr. 226; Robert Lesiak 224; Artie Bernard Jr. 222; Frank Giovinazzo 206; Robert Magarban 204; Ed Lubach Sr. 203; Rich Traver 195; Al Gill 186; Ed Lubach Jr. 176; Adam Konecko 166.In team results: Fryczynski’s Funeral Home took 7 points from Dworzanski’s Funeral Home; John’s Midtown Tavern took 5 points from Amspec Services; Supreme Tours took 5 points from I.B.E.W. Local 94.last_img read more

Unemployment rate rises to 7.2%

first_imgThe rate of unemployment has risen to 7.2%, according to the latest figures.Published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the rate increased by 0.1% compared with the three months to November 2013.UK unemployment had fallen by 125,000 to 2.34m in the three months to September 2013.Employment now stands at more than 30m for those aged 16 and over, a rate of 72.1%, up 193,000 on the figure from July to September 2013.The ONS also said the inactivity rate for those aged 16 to 64 was 22.1% for the three months to December 2013, virtually unchanged from July to September 2013.The data also showed that more women were in work than at any time since records began in 1971, reported as just over 14m.Meanwhile, total pay between October to December 2013 rose by 1.1% compared with the same period in 2012. The announcement follows figures revealing the UK inflation rate fell to 1.9% in January 2014 – below the Bank of England’s 2% target for the first time since November 2009.last_img read more

In trash, an unlikely muse

first_imgNima Samimi has been a chef, a baker, an apprentice carpenter, a muscular therapist, a touring folk singer, and a community organizer. He has written a prize-winning thesis on the Haitian revolution of 1791 and is studying to become a historian of the Middle East. Since his first two paying gigs at age 11 — collecting maple sap in the winter, and working as a library page in the summer — he has held 43 jobs.“Specialization,” the science fiction author Robert Heinlein once wrote, “is for insects.” He could have been talking about Samimi. The 33-year-old Iranian American may be the most overqualified trash collector around.“I think it was a necessity-is-the-mother-of-invention situation,” said Samimi, who struck out on his own at 17, reflecting on his many mini-careers. “But also, I think like most children I was born with a natural curiosity about all things.” Unlike most kids, he never grew out of it.Samimi is the only gardener at the Arnold Arboretum, but his title is somewhat misleading. He’s responsible for maintaining and protecting the Arboretum’s 265-acre grounds, from its gates and benches to its roads to its precious flora. For some, the job might invite tedium — it involves a lot of trash.But Samimi has used garbage as an unlikely muse for the kind of creativity and resourcefulness learned after a lifetime of odd jobs. In his four years at the Arboretum, he has devised a number of inventive solutions to reduce waste and litter and promote recycling on the grounds, earning him the first-ever Arnold Arboretum Director’s Innovation Award in 2009.“The crux of my job is trash,” he said as he made his rounds on a warm, overcast April morning. “You’ve got to get it when you see it.” He paused midsentence and hopped out of his beat-up Chevy to grab a discarded tissue off the side of the road.“It’s a nightmare,” he continued. “In my off time, all I see is trash.” His days, which begin at 7 a.m., often find him roaming the Arboretum like a modern-day Thoreau. He quickly noticed ways in which the Arboretum’s trash collection could be improved.First, he researched and installed recycling bins around the Arboretum. Another problem he noticed, however, was more intractable. The park’s many dog walkers would leave spare plastic bags hanging from the Arboretum’s gates for anyone who had forgotten their own.While the thoughtful gesture did reduce dog waste, Samimi said, “the bags would blow off the gates into the grounds, and I’d be running around picking them up.” One day, he began to sketch a design for a mesh basket to attach to the front of a trash bin, like a large tissue box. He took his design to the Arboretum’s welder, and the Arboretum’s dog walkers now have “take a bag, leave a bag” drop points all around the grounds.Perhaps most impressive, he figured out a little-known way to recycle Styrofoam, a process that has taken him three years.“I called over to [the main Harvard campus] to ask how they recycle Styrofoam, and they told me there was no such way,” he recalled. Samimi researched the issue and found Conigliaro Industries, a Framingham company that would recycle the Arboretum’s Styrofoam — but only in 1,000-gallon increments. Because the material is 90 percent air, Samimi said, the company only deals in large quantities.Samimi began collecting Styrofoam in a spare room at 1090 Centre St., a former dormitory for the Arboretum’s interns. Last month, he finally hauled 20 50-gallon bags to Framingham.In addition to allowing him to dream up new ideas, Samimi’s job gives him the freedom to pursue his real passion: Middle Eastern history. He lobbied aggressively for a job at the Arboretum so he could take advantage of Harvard’s libraries and its Tuition Assistance Plan.He was offered the job in 2007, shortly after finishing his bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He had started college at 24, putting himself through by working full time as a waiter, mover, and assistant building manager.Working so many jobs meant he had already “learned how to learn,” Samimi said. “Surprisingly, I was a pretty good student, and it occurred to me for the first time in my life that I was interested in scholarship.” He has since taken classes at the Harvard Extension School, where he hopes to earn a master’s degree.Samimi may not fit the mold of a typical grounds worker, but the position suits his rather offbeat sensibility, he said.“This is a great place to work,” he said. “I can’t imagine any other job where people would have supported me to do the things I’ve done.”last_img read more

Top 10 reasons to join the Dell EMC HPC/AI Community

first_imgHelp shape the future of HPC and AI.It’s an exciting time to be in Information Technology! As high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) converge and evolve to encompass more use cases across more industries, the possibilities seem nearly limitless.Experience has shown that open collaboration is the best way to advance the state of the art quickly and fruitfully. That’s why the Dell EMC HPC/AI Community is expanding — to bring together the wide-ranging experience and know-how of technology developers, service providers and end-users in a worldwide technical forum that promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC/AI solutions.This involved and active community has been instrumental in advancing HPC and AI to this level — and we’re excited to hear from you at SC19. Here are 10 reasons to join us:Hear what others are working on. The Dell EMC HPC/AI Community fosters discussions among experts that we hope will lead to more effective advanced computing solutions. Plus, it’s an opportunity to compare notes with your peers and bring new ideas back to your own projects.Get insights into new systems, technologies and best practices. Our members are keen to share their expertise, insights, observations, suggestions and experiences to improve current HPC/AI solutions and influence future technology.Tell Dell EMC what you want to see on the roadmap. The Dell EMC HPC/AI Community brings together customers, users, partners and engineers to share ideas about current and future Dell EMC advanced computing systems.Tell Intel®, AMD®, NVIDIA®, Mellanox® and others what you want to see on the roadmap. Dell EMC engineers are not the only experts in the community. Our world-class partners are also active participants and want to hear what you have to say.Watch a hot debate between technology makers. When great minds meet, they don’t always think alike. Whether it’s the best networking topology or the relevance of the benchmarks used to rank the TOP500® list, member viewpoints vary and discuss their positions. We believe we’re all better off for it.Be a rock star and give a presentation. If you like the spotlight, you’ve come to the right place. Dell EMC HPC/AI Community meetings give you a chance to present to others in the industry. Every meeting, we ask for volunteers who wish to present.Collaborate: discuss what’s on your mind and get insights and ideas. Dell EMC HPC/AI Community members work together to advance the industry, impact end-users and help in the design, delivery and deployment of new technologies.Meet new people. Our meetings give you the chance to mingle with your peers and take advantage of one-on-one meetings with Dell EMC executives, technical staff and others.Catch up with your friends. If your other friends get confused when you bring up embarrassingly parallel workloads and scratch their heads when you wax poetic on the nuances of artificial neural networks, join us. We understand.Have fun! See 1–9 above. We love talking about all things high performance computing, artificial intelligence and exascale, and we get excited about the possibilities. And, we’d like to meet you.Join the dialogue and transform the future of HPCCome see what it’s all about at SC19. We’re having a Dell EMC HPC Community meeting as part of the conference on November 18, 2019. The event will feature keynote presentations by HPC experts and a networking event to discuss best practices in the use of Dell EMC HPC/AI systems.The Dell EMC HPC/AI Community is open to all customers and partners with a current Dell NDA. You are invited to become a member and attend these events featuring insightful keynote presentations by HPC experts, as well as valuable technical sessions and discussions.Learn more and join us!Join the community at org.Register for SC19, November 18–21 in Denver, CO.Register for the HPC/AI Community meeting and workshop at SC19.Access the Dell EMC HPC and AI Innovation Lab team at com and com/hpc and read more

SMC celebrates ‘Potter’

first_img “I really liked making the chocolate pretzel wands,” sophomore Erika Wallace said. “However, I wish there were more Harry Potter themed foods.” The Student Activities Board, Residence Hall Association and Quidditch Club sponsored the event. “Seeing everyone out here playing Quidditch makes me want to go back up to my room and watch all six Harry Potter movies,” sophomore Kristen Rice said. As many students await Friday’s release of latest Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” Saint Mary’s geared up with its own celebration entitled “Bellakazam.” The Quidditch Club hosted lessons on the library green and gave away scarves to the students who participated. The scarves were themed after the Saint Mary’s dorm buildings. The candle-lit dinner included long tables, such as those in the movie, and banners to represent each residence hall of Saint Mary’s. Students could also make chocolate dipped pretzel wands themed for dessert. The night included lessons in Quidditch, the popular sport in the series that is played on brooms, a Harry Potter themed dinner, a magic show and a viewing of the film version of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”center_img Many Harry Potter enthusiasts engaged in the various Quidditch games and broom races. Following the lessons, students were invited to a “Great Hall” themed dinner in the Noble Family dining hall. After dinner, Magician Norman Ng put on a magic show in Carroll Auditorium. “The dining hall was well decorated and it got me excited for the movie,” sophomore Kerry Stewart said. Overall, Bellakazam tried to bring a little bit of Hogwarts to the College campus while giving Harry Potter fans a chance to gear up for the release of the “Deathly Hallows,” and express their love for the Harry Potter series.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s celebrates international Earth Day

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Student Government Association’s sustainability committee hosted various events this past weekend in honor of Earth Day, celebrated April 22. The events were intended to support environmental awareness and provide information for students about ways to help care for the planet.Junior Emily Harrast, co-chair of the committee, said the main focus of these events was to educate students about small ways they are able to help protect the planet, both on and off campus, and encourage them to take those steps. An event centered around recycling kicked off the festivities Friday.“We felt that this event was important to bring about more information about recycling around Earth Day,” Harrast said in an email. “This year we brainstormed with the sustainability committee and decided that providing succulents would be a fun giveaway and a good way to encourage recycling.”To allow for more robust conversation around sustainability and environmental awareness, Harrast said, the committee subsequently provided additional information about what is recyclable and hosted a talk on microplastics and their harmful effects.“Microplastics are in many cosmetic products and have slowly become more problematic, so we felt that more information on them and how to avoid them in your everyday life would be helpful,” she said.Sophomore and committee co-chair Kassidy Jungles said this is the second year the committee has hosted an Earth Day event.“Last year, we hosted a similar event where participants planted flowers and enjoyed fun earth-themed snacks,” she said in an email. “In the past, we have also hosted ‘Paperless Day’ to raise awareness about paper waste on college campuses.”Jungles said the committee was very pleased with the turnout to their events this year, calling them “extremely successful.”“[The microplastics] discussion was also extremely engaging and we were able to teach students about this extremely prevalent and important issue,” she said.Jungles said one of the committee’s main goals was “to raise awareness about ways to be more sustainable on campus and teach students how they can make earth-friendly decisions in their daily lives.”“We ran out of succulents within the first 15 minutes and filled an entire large recycling bin of recyclable materials,” she said. “We also had students from another sustainable club on campus promote their club and raise awareness about climate change.”This issue, Jungles said, is of utmost importance on campus because she believes it is college students’ responsibility to be aware of their environmental impact.“The average college student produces 640 pounds of waste each year, 320 pounds of which is paper,” she said. “It is important that students know about recycling and ways that they can be more conscious of this not only in college but also for life beyond college.”Tags: Earth Day, sga, Student Government Association, sustainabilitylast_img read more

Does your credit union meet these six needs?

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Theresa WithamAccording to data from NCUA call reports, 2,300 credit unions are engaged in member business services. The credit union industry holds $54 billion in loans with an average loan amount of $240,000.Jim Devine and Bob Hogan, lead faculty at CUES School of Business Lending, have over 30 years of experience in business lending and have worked with thousands of small business owners. They have explored the questions: What is it that small business owners are looking for and why would they pick you?Devine and Hogan say the answer boils down to the following six things business owners expect to receive from their financial services provider:1. Access to credit: “They will be looking for you to help them with their capital formation strategy and develop for them the types of credit products that will address their needs. continue reading »last_img read more