bachelor degree – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 16:57:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://athenasite.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-1-120x120.png bachelor degree – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ 32 32 Maryland Assistant Secretary of State Kathy Smith reaches out to the parish and beyond https://athenasite.net/maryland-assistant-secretary-of-state-kathy-smith-reaches-out-to-the-parish-and-beyond/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 05:00:54 +0000 https://athenasite.net/maryland-assistant-secretary-of-state-kathy-smith-reaches-out-to-the-parish-and-beyond/ When the economic fallout from the pandemic was at its worst, Kathy Smith was ready to help. A parishioner of Sacred Heart in Glyndon, Smith knew members of her Baltimore County congregation could struggle as people — especially in the service industry — lost their jobs or had reduced hours. “So she put together a […]]]>

When the economic fallout from the pandemic was at its worst, Kathy Smith was ready to help.

A parishioner of Sacred Heart in Glyndon, Smith knew members of her Baltimore County congregation could struggle as people — especially in the service industry — lost their jobs or had reduced hours.

“So she put together a bunch of people who have different specialties in resume writing or interviewing or those things and put together a team that could help somebody if they wanted help applying for jobs. “, said Father Gerard Francik, pastor.

Kathy Smith was instrumental in organizing St. Joseph’s Ministry at Sacred Heart in Glyndon. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

“She loves her faith. She is on fire with faith. She and (her husband) see their role here at Sacred Heart as trying to get the message of Jesus to the world,” he said.

Father Francik said the program known as St. Joseph’s Ministry is just the latest example of Smith’s determination and ingenuity. Although the economic situation is improving, Smith plans to continue St. Joseph’s ministry to help parishioners advance in their careers, especially those in low-wage jobs who want to move into other roles.

“These are tough times and people often don’t have the resources available to know where to start. ‘What do I do? How can I even write a resume? Do I have a resume? “, did she say.

For Smith, the role of charity permeates most aspects of his life. She is currently Maryland’s Assistant Secretary of State for Charities and Legal Services. A special appointment by Governor Larry Hogan, the Assistant Secretary of State, helps regulate charities and solicitors and investigates and holds hearings when charities and solicitors are accused of misconduct.

“Reputable charities are compromised when scammers are out there scamming hard-earned money from unsuspecting donors,” Smith said. “So what we’re doing is essential because it’s for the protection of the public.”

Yet, Smith said, when investigating people who break charity and notary regulations, she always keeps the Catholic principle of mercy in mind.

She said she always investigates thoroughly during her hearings to separate bad actors from people who failed to do their due diligence and were ignorant of the law.

“It’s acknowledging that each of us makes mistakes,” she said. “It’s understanding the redemptive suffering and mercy that (God) shows us that really informs the way I approach these situations. It’s essential to have the opportunity to show mercy and show grace and to offer grace.”

A native of Long Island, NY, Smith holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore. She and her husband, Joseph Smith, former human relations officer for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, have five children and seven grandchildren.

Prior to her role with the state, she worked for years serving nonprofit and healthcare organizations, including the National Blood Clot Alliance and the Capital Campaign Committee for the Little Sisters of the Poor.

She is also an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and a Reader at the Sacred Heart.

“For me, faith is an invitation and a response,” she said. “God invites, we respond. The Blessed Mother responded in the most selfless way…surrendering herself completely. This is how I tried to live my life, serving God.

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Assistant Manager, LMS Technical Services job with SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES https://athenasite.net/assistant-manager-lms-technical-services-job-with-singapore-university-of-social-sciences/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 23:17:49 +0000 https://athenasite.net/assistant-manager-lms-technical-services-job-with-singapore-university-of-social-sciences/ brief description The shortlisted candidate will assist the Director in the management of LMS technical services and ensure optimal user experience in e-learning systems and applications. job description Ensure stable operation of Canvas LMS systems and all related applications and services. Provide backend IT technical services and support on current services and new […]]]>

brief description

The shortlisted candidate will assist the Director in the management of LMS technical services and ensure optimal user experience in e-learning systems and applications.

job description

  • Ensure stable operation of Canvas LMS systems and all related applications and services.
  • Provide backend IT technical services and support on current services and new e-learning initiatives.
  • Administer and manage enterprise-level e-learning systems and applications through industry best practices and exploration of emerging technologies to improve e-learning infrastructure and services.
  • Perform cloud security assessment, system planning and change management, and proactively monitor IT systems and recommend enhancements/upgrades as needed.
  • Manage projects, from understanding and analyzing requirements, providing technical advice, implementing new systems changes and coordinating activities.
  • Work closely with eLearning system vendors on customization, technical support, system upgrade, content migration, testing, and resolution of any technical issues related to the implementation of the system.
  • Lead and manage the LMS technical service team.
  • Support day-to-day operations of Canvas LMS systems and related services.
  • Perform other duties or functions as needed or assigned.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Engineering with at least three years of experience in cloud-based Linux/Windows systems administration, IT service management, cloud security framework and policy, application performance monitoring, capacity planning and business continuity management.
  • Relevant technical experience in administering LMS systems and administering Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure.
  • Certification on AWS SysOps Administrator, AWS Solutions Architect, AWS DevOps Engineer, AWS Security, Project Management Professional (PMP), and ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) would be advantageous.
  • Team leader with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Motivated, with initiative, able to cultivate a strong team spirit and work independently.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills.
  • Technical trend and strong interest in emerging technologies.

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Media Advisory – February 22 Digital Media Briefing with Deputy Under Secretary of State, Akunna Cook and Acting Chief Operating Officer of Prosper Africa, Leslie Marbury https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-under-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-acting-chief-operating-officer-of-prosper-africa-leslie-marbury/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 23:59:06 +0000 https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-under-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-acting-chief-operating-officer-of-prosper-africa-leslie-marbury/ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury […]]]>

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury will connect from Johannesburg during their February 14-March 1 trip to Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and in Namibia. After brief opening remarks, DAS Cook and A/COO Marbury will answer questions from participating journalists.

DETAILS:

Speakers:

Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook; and
Acting COO of Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury

Dated: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m. Johannesburg | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 Washington, D.C.

Language: English. Simultaneous interpretation in French will be provided.

Basic rules: The briefing will be recorded.

Login information: To be provided by RSVP

RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here

Twitter: Follow the conversation on #AFHubPress for the call. Follow us on @AfricaMediaHub.

Biographies

Akunna Cook

AKUNNA COOK – Assistant Under-Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ms. Cook oversees U.S. foreign policy development for Southern Africa, as well as economic and regional issues, including trade, investment, climate, health, multilateral engagement, democracy and human rights. ‘man. Previously, Ms. Cook was the founder and director of Drake Road Strategies, where she advised individuals and organizations on strategy and public policy advocacy. She was also the first executive director of the Black Economic Alliance, a non-partisan organization focused on the economic advancement of the black community through policy development, advocacy, and support for election candidates.

Ms Cook practiced law at a major international law firm, where she advised former Attorney General Eric Holder on political and legal strategy related to redistricting in the country. She has also advised various clients on public policy, government affairs and corporate governance. Ms Cook also served as a lawyer in the office of US Senator Chris Coons. Ms. Cook began her career at the State Department more than 20 years ago as a Foreign Affairs Fellow from Pickering. She served for nearly ten years as a career diplomat in the Department of State where she focused on economic and political development. Ms. Cook’s foreign service assignments included overseas service in China, South Africa and Iraq, and several years in Washington with the Africa Bureau in various roles. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration. Ms. Cook is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Washington, DC Bar. She is also a board member of the Alliance for Justice.

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LESLIE MARBURY – Chief Operating Officer, Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury joined Prosper Africa in July 2021 as Acting Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, she toured as Mission Director in Rwanda and Burundi, where she led the development of a new country development cooperation strategy, established a leadership initiative to empower the staff the means to achieve better development results and led the response to COVID-19. . His previous posts include Honduras, Bolivia, South Africa and Burma. Throughout her tenure in the U.S. government, she has worked with governments, the private sector, and civil society to improve economic governance, private sector investment, trade, the financial sector, environmental policy, agricultural development and food security. Leslie is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She gained her formative experience as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and completed her Masters in Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Georgia.

LOGISTICS:

  • Participants must log in to join the conference 10 minutes early.
  • Entrants will be asked to enter their name, press affiliation and place of residence.
  • The speaker will make brief opening remarks, then the moderator will open the floor to questions.
  • Participants will be prompted to type their questions or let the moderator know in chat that they want to ask a question live. Journalists can also submit written questions in advance when registering on Eventbrite or by emailing afmediahub@state.gov.
  • If you encounter technical difficulties during the briefing, you can email afmediahub@state.gov to alert the moderator of any issues.

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Media Advisory – February 22 Digital Media Briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-assistant-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-prosper-africa-acting-chief-operating-officer-leslie-marbury/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 16:17:13 +0000 https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-assistant-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-prosper-africa-acting-chief-operating-officer-leslie-marbury/ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury […]]]>

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury will connect from Johannesburg during their February 14-March 1 trip to Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and in Namibia. After brief opening remarks, DAS Cook and A/COO Marbury will answer questions from participating journalists.

DETAILS:

Speakers:

Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook; and
Acting COO of Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury

Dated: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m. Johannesburg | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 Washington, D.C.

Language: English. Simultaneous interpretation in French will be provided.

Basic rules: The briefing will be recorded.

Login information: To be provided by RSVP

RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here

Twitter: Follow the conversation on #AFHubPress for the call. Follow us on @AfricaMediaHub.

Biographies

Akunna Cook

AKUNNA COOK – Assistant Under-Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ms. Cook oversees U.S. foreign policy development for Southern Africa, as well as economic and regional issues, including trade, investment, climate, health, multilateral engagement, democracy and human rights. ‘man. Previously, Ms. Cook was the founder and director of Drake Road Strategies, where she advised individuals and organizations on strategy and public policy advocacy. She was also the first executive director of the Black Economic Alliance, a non-partisan organization focused on the economic advancement of the black community through policy development, advocacy and support for electoral candidates.

Ms Cook practiced law at a major international law firm, where she advised former Attorney General Eric Holder on political and legal strategy related to redistricting in the country. She has also advised various clients on public policy, government affairs and corporate governance. Ms Cook also served as a lawyer in the office of US Senator Chris Coons. Ms. Cook began her career at the State Department more than 20 years ago as a Foreign Affairs Fellow from Pickering. She served for nearly ten years as a career diplomat in the Department of State where she focused on economic and political development. Ms. Cook’s foreign service assignments included overseas service in China, South Africa and Iraq, and several years in Washington with the Africa Bureau in various roles. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration. Ms. Cook is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Washington, DC Bar. She is also a board member of the Alliance for Justice.

Leslie Marbury

LESLIE MARBURY – Chief Operating Officer, Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury joined Prosper Africa in July 2021 as Acting Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, she completed a tour as Mission Director in Rwanda and Burundi, where she led the development of a new country development cooperation strategy, established a leadership initiative to empower the staff the means to achieve better development results and led the response to COVID-19. . His previous posts include Honduras, Bolivia, South Africa and Burma. Throughout her tenure in the U.S. government, she has worked with governments, the private sector, and civil society to improve economic governance, private sector investment, trade, the financial sector, environmental policy, agricultural development and food security. Leslie is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She gained her formative experience as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and completed her Masters in Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Georgia.

LOGISTICS:

  • Participants must log in to join the conference 10 minutes early.
  • Entrants will be asked to enter their name, press affiliation and place of residence.
  • The speaker will make brief opening remarks, then the moderator will open the floor to questions.
  • Participants will be prompted to type their questions or let the moderator know in chat that they want to ask a live question. Journalists can also submit written questions in advance when registering on Eventbrite or by email to [email protected].
  • If you encounter technical difficulties during the briefing, you can send an e-mail to [email protected] to alert the moderator of any problems.

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Doug Bush sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology | Item https://athenasite.net/doug-bush-sworn-in-as-assistant-secretary-of-the-army-for-acquisition-logistics-and-technology-item/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 14:15:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/doug-bush-sworn-in-as-assistant-secretary-of-the-army-for-acquisition-logistics-and-technology-item/ WASHINGTON – The Honorable Douglas R. Bush was sworn in February 11, 2022 as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology following his appointment by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and his confirmation by the US Senate. As ASA (ALT), Mr. Bush will lead the Army’s acquisition business and advise the Secretary […]]]>

WASHINGTON – The Honorable Douglas R. Bush was sworn in February 11, 2022 as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology following his appointment by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and his confirmation by the US Senate.

As ASA (ALT), Mr. Bush will lead the Army’s acquisition business and advise the Secretary of the Army on all matters related to acquisition programs and policies. He is also the Army’s Director of Acquisitions, Senior Director of Procurement, Scientific Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and Senior Army Research and Development Officer. In addition, he appoints, manages and evaluates program directors and directly subordinate program managers, and is responsible for the management of more than 43,000 professionals within the Army and Manpower Acquisition Corps. army acquisition work.

In March 2021, Mr. Bush was appointed by President Biden as Deputy Principal ASA(ALT) and, in that capacity, was designated as the ASA(ALT) on an interim basis until his appointment in September 2021.

Upon confirmation, Bush said, “It is a great honor to lead the vibrant Army acquisition community in fulfilling its mission to develop, acquire and deliver the capabilities needed by the Army, to our soldiers and the joint force”.

He listed several priorities that will guide his efforts, including:

(1) Focus on program execution and performance to ensure timely delivery of improved equipment to soldiers

(2) Improve and accelerate software acquisition

(3) Emphasize security in procurement, including cybersecurity and supply chain security

(4) Test systems realistically to ensure problems are identified and resolved quickly

(5) Work closely with Congress on Army modernization programs

Mr. Bush was a congressional staffer for nearly 19 years, serving in various positions in the US Senate and House of Representatives. Most recently, from 2019 to 2021, he served as Deputy Director of Staff for the House Armed Services Committee, where he was responsible for the administration and operations of the committee, while also advising Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) on political issues. From 2007 to 2018, he served on the HASC as a professional staff member, advising committee members on a wide range of acquisition programs and policy topics.

Mr. Bush began his public service career as an armored officer in the US Army, where he served with the 24th Infantry Division and the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science (American politics) from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.

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Phyllis Oakley, former assistant secretary of state, dies at 87 https://athenasite.net/phyllis-oakley-former-assistant-secretary-of-state-dies-at-87/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/phyllis-oakley-former-assistant-secretary-of-state-dies-at-87/ The cause was cardiac arrest, said his son, Thomas Oakley. Ms Oakley rose to prominence in the late 1980s as a deputy spokeswoman for the State Department under George P. Shultz. She later became Deputy Director of Refugee Affairs and retired in 1999 as Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research. She had first joined the […]]]>

The cause was cardiac arrest, said his son, Thomas Oakley.

Ms Oakley rose to prominence in the late 1980s as a deputy spokeswoman for the State Department under George P. Shultz. She later became Deputy Director of Refugee Affairs and retired in 1999 as Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research.

She had first joined the Foreign Service in 1957, but her marriage the following year to fellow officer Robert B. Oakley meant the end of her career with the department.

In an oral historyMs Oakley told the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training that she “accepts this discrimination without flinching. … It never occurred to me to challenge the department on its personnel policies. I was deeply in love, ready for marriage. I didn’t see myself as a victim by marrying Bob.

She accompanied her husband to Sudan, the Ivory Coast, France and Lebanon. When he went to Vietnam from 1965 to 1967, she stayed and taught American history at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.

In the early 1970s, the State Department began to relax its ban on two members of a couple working for the agency, and Ms. Oakley was reinstated in 1974. She again began at an entry-level position , like a “pencil pusher,” she said, before slowly carving out an expertise in Arab-Israeli relations.

She accompanied her husband to Africa when he was appointed ambassador to Zaire, now Congo, in 1979, but as an employee of the US news agency, not under his direct supervision. He then held the high-ranking title of “career minister” and served as ambassador to Somalia and Pakistan before retiring in 1991.

Ms. Oakley was working in a mid-level position in the Afghan bureau when her slick 1984 appearance on PBS’s “MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour” caught Shultz’s eye. Two years later, he hired her as the department’s deputy spokesperson.

To the public, she was probably best remembered for a high-profile quip when reporters – chasing a rumor – asked her to describe where on her body the Secretary of State might have had a tattoo of the tiger. of Princeton, the mascot of his university.

“I’m not in a position to comment,” she said dryly.

Phyllis Elsa Elliott was born in Omaha on November 23, 1934 and grew up in Lincoln, Neb., Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis. Her father was a salesman at a sporting goods company and her mother a high school math and chemistry teacher.

She graduated in 1956 from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and earned a master’s degree the following year from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

After her federal retirement, Ms. Oakley served as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College and Northwestern.

Her husband died in 2014. In addition to her son, of McLean, Va., survivors include a daughter, Mary Kress of Falls Church, Va.; and five grandchildren.

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Brenda Guess Named Louisiana Assistant Secretary of Economic Development https://athenasite.net/brenda-guess-named-louisiana-assistant-secretary-of-economic-development/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:51:43 +0000 https://athenasite.net/brenda-guess-named-louisiana-assistant-secretary-of-economic-development/ BATON ROUGE — Brenda Guess, a 35-year Louisiana economic development veteran with leadership experience in state and municipal governments and private sector companies, has been named the agency’s deputy secretary, the agency announced. LED secretary, Don Pierson. Guess, who has served as director of LED’s office of business incentive services since 2012, will be primarily […]]]>

BATON ROUGE — Brenda Guess, a 35-year Louisiana economic development veteran with leadership experience in state and municipal governments and private sector companies, has been named the agency’s deputy secretary, the agency announced. LED secretary, Don Pierson. Guess, who has served as director of LED’s office of business incentive services since 2012, will be primarily responsible for guiding LED programs that grow Louisiana’s small business sector. State support for small businesses has increased significantly since Governor John Bel Edwards took office in 2016 and will expand further in 2022 with the injection of at least $74.2 million in government funding. ‘State Small Business Credit Initiative by the US Treasury. The LED has been designated as the state agency responsible for overseeing the disbursement of these federal funds, which are designed to provide credit support and investments to small businesses, and to increase access to capital for socially-minded business entities. and economically disadvantaged and underserved communities. “I am delighted to promote Brenda Guess to this key leadership role at LED,” said Pierson. “She has been an important member of our leadership team for many years, overseeing critical initiatives that have significant impacts on Louisiana’s economy. Brenda’s experience administering complex programs affecting every sector of our economy and every region of our state has prepared her well to lead the SSBCI effort in our state. I can think of no one better qualified to partner with Louisiana’s small business owners and the communities they serve.” As Director and Head of Business Incentive Services at LED, Guess served as an administrator for various state programs developed for the creation, retention, and expansion of Louisiana businesses and industries. Prior to joining LED in 1987, Guess spent six years in Baton Rouge municipal government and six years managing private sector businesses. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southern University. “I am honored by this appointment and look forward to serving LED in this new capacity,” Guess said. “Small businesses represent 53% of Louisiana workers and 99% of Louisiana employers, and our mission is to provide them with the support they need to succeed. The State’s Small Business Credit Initiative offers a unique opportunity to empower a new generation of small business owners and expansion, and I look forward to beginning to work with Secretary Pierson and our local stakeholders and regions to maximize its impact on Louisiana. Governor Edwards’ appointment of Guess as assistant secretary is subject to confirmation by the Louisiana Senate. She replaces Mandi Mitchell, who became president and CEO of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority in November.

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Assistant Manager/Senior Assistant Manager job with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) https://athenasite.net/assistant-manager-senior-assistant-manager-job-with-universiti-tunku-abdul-rahman-utar/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 06:31:21 +0000 https://athenasite.net/assistant-manager-senior-assistant-manager-job-with-universiti-tunku-abdul-rahman-utar/ Quality Assurance and Audit DivisionCampus Kampar Job requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field Proficiency in Microsoft Office Have a positive attitude, problem-solving and analytical skills Good at writing reports/minutes and able to work independently Good communication skills in Bahasa Malaysia and English (written and spoken) At least 2 years of professional experience in higher […]]]>

Quality Assurance and Audit Division
Campus Kampar

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Have a positive attitude, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good at writing reports/minutes and able to work independently
  • Good communication skills in Bahasa Malaysia and English (written and spoken)
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in higher education institutions
  • New graduates are also encouraged to apply

Job description:

  • Liaise with relevant faculties and professional bodies for program accreditation and recognition, including verification and submission of documents, accreditation visit, etc.
  • Prepare document for MQA and MOHE approval and accreditation
  • Assist the department in the implementation of the IQA process, including verification of documents, monitoring of implementation and providing advice to faculties
  • Assist the department in organizing the relevant committee meeting as secretary
  • Any other duties assigned by the University from time to time

Interested applicants are requested to submit an online application through the UTAR Career website (https://careers.utar.edu.my/) or send their CV along with copies of all transcripts and supporting documents to vacancy@utar.edu.my. Applicants are requested to indicate the position applied for, current and expected salaries and telephone number in the email.

Human Resources Division (Talent Management)
TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN UNIVERSITY DU012(A)
Jalan University, Bandar Barat, 31900 Kampar, Perak
Phone :
05-468 8888 ext: 2530

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. AM/SAM_DOAA

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Legal Jobs – Assistant Manager (Official Grade A) Vacancy at International Financial Services Centers Authority https://athenasite.net/legal-jobs-assistant-manager-official-grade-a-vacancy-at-international-financial-services-centers-authority/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/legal-jobs-assistant-manager-official-grade-a-vacancy-at-international-financial-services-centers-authority/ IFSCA invites applications for the position of Deputy Director (A-Grade Officer) from candidates who have participated in the Civil Service Examination-2020 interview conducted by the Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC) ). Job name: Assistant Manager (A Grade Officer) Number of posts: 10 (ten) Essential qualifications and experience: Applications are invited from candidates who have sat […]]]>

IFSCA invites applications for the position of Deputy Director (A-Grade Officer) from candidates who have participated in the Civil Service Examination-2020 interview conducted by the Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC) ).

Job name: Assistant Manager (A Grade Officer)

Number of posts: 10 (ten)

Essential qualifications and experience:

Applications are invited from candidates who have sat the Civil Service (Main) Examination, 2020 (Written and Interview) and have any of the following qualifications:-

  • Master’s degree with specialization in statistics/economics/commerce/business administration (finance)/econometrics. (WHERE)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Information Technology/Computer Science)/ Masters in Computer Application/Information Technology, Bachelor of Computer Application/Information Technology. (WHERE)
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from a recognized university with CA, CFA, CS and ICWA. (WHERE)
  • Bachelor’s degree in law or any other discipline from a recognized university/institute, which in the opinion of the Authority is useful.

How to register?

  • Applications together with supporting documents and draft application should be sent by post in an envelope with the post applied for “IFSCA – Application for Deputy Director (A Grade Officer)” to the Deputy Director General, Department of General Administration, International Financial Services Centers Authority (IFSCA), Second Floor, PRAGYA Tower, Block 15, Area 1, Road 1C, GIFT SEZ, GIFT City, Gandhinagar Gujarat-382355 Phone: 0796180980

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Kerala Aluva UC students continue to struggle against misogynist management https://athenasite.net/kerala-aluva-uc-students-continue-to-struggle-against-misogynist-management/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:35:08 +0000 https://athenasite.net/kerala-aluva-uc-students-continue-to-struggle-against-misogynist-management/ For current and former students of Aluva UC College, their fight is not only against the rigid rules of the hostel, but against management’s apathy towards them, especially in cases of sexual harassment. In recent years, female students residing in five hostels at Union Christian College in Aluva, Kerala have struggled to reform the archaic […]]]>

For current and former students of Aluva UC College, their fight is not only against the rigid rules of the hostel, but against management’s apathy towards them, especially in cases of sexual harassment.

In recent years, female students residing in five hostels at Union Christian College in Aluva, Kerala have struggled to reform the archaic rules of university hostels. The rules are misogynistic and illegal, say student organizations and residents of the hostels. In fact, in recent days, they have stepped up their demand, handing out leaflets and putting up posters around campus claiming the rules are anti-women.

From unrealistic curfews to having to submit numerous letters of consent, the students are questioning hostel rules, or “hostel discipline,” as the circular puts it. Although the rules apply to both male and female students, many say they are often only enforced for students, while they remain “on paper” for male residents.

In April 2019, the government of Kerala extended until 9:30 p.m. the curfew for women’s shelters attached to all public colleges. Being a government-funded college, the students demanded that UC College also adhere to the government-mandated curfew. Currently 6:00 p.m. is curfew for the UC College Women’s Hostel, while it is 6:30 p.m. for the Men’s Hostel. They can obtain an extension up to 21 hours after having requested the authorization of the director in the prescribed form, indicating the reason and the destination. However, many female students say the rules are waived for male residents and that they are still allowed to enter the hostel even after curfew time.

The tedious rules

Mathrukam UCC, a female wing of the Federation of Students of India, distributed posters and leaflets against the regulation in hostels. Even for academic purposes, students are only allowed to go out late if they are accompanied by a teacher, guardian or parent, the students say.

For academic programs or weekend classes, students must obtain permission from the principal and submit a parental consent letter. The student must also submit a letter from the course director, indicating the nature and timing of the course, according to the regulations. They are also not allowed to leave the hostel with any visitor, other than parents or guardians.

Even to leave hostels on vacation, students claim they have to go through the headache of getting clearances. “We are not allowed to leave the hostel on weekends or on public holidays. We are allowed to go out on Saturday afternoon, for a few hours. The rest of the time we have to spend in the hostel. Come home for vacation, they text our parents as soon as we leave campus. Our parents will have to do the same, text shortly after we leave home for the hostel. We are not allowed to go. elsewhere after class, so we have to reach the hostel shortly after leaving the college building, ”says a college resident student.

“We have submitted petitions to the principal asking for a reform of the rules. But no action has yet been taken,” said Tessa, another student at the college. She further adds: “Imagine not being allowed to leave the hostel on public holidays.”

Complaints of sexual harassment are ignored

For current and former college students, their fight is not just against the rigid rules of the hostel, but against management’s apathy towards them, especially in cases of sexual harassment, where their allegations are. swept aside as mere “misunderstandings”. “And they have used every platform and every opportunity possible to highlight and question the callous attitude of UC College management towards female students.

On November 11 this year, Mileena Shaji, a bachelor’s degree student in history who obtained first rank from Mahatma Gandhi University, even rejected the Sri K Narayana Menon Memorial Award given by the university for her apathy towards women. .

Just seven months before Mileena rejected the award, a former college student claimed she was sexually harassed by an English department teacher. About 200 alumni of the college had sent a letter to the principal in support of the survivor and also specifying many such experiences at the hands of the teacher, who incidentally is the winner of the Kerala State Film Award for his book.

Although the administration removed the teacher from the post of Head of Department (HoD), he continued to teach at the college, facing no action. Moreover, an internal investigation into the allegations gave him a good word, saying that the complaints about the teacher’s behavior stemmed from a “misunderstanding” and that he would try to remedy them.

“We remember that a sexual predator who traumatized many female students still holds a respectable teaching position at the college. We remember how the internal committee (formerly known as the internal complaints committee) dismissed complaints about (a teacher’s daughter) on campus. We remember the hostel rules which are utterly oppressive and shockingly sexist. We also remember how the CI totally ignored our concerns and always sided with the oppressor, ”Mileena wrote in a letter to the principal, rejecting her award.

In her letter, Mileena refers to an incident in which a college assistant professor raised a serious allegation against college officials, stating that the latter took no action against a final year student who was wrong. driving with her 13 year old daughter. on the college campus.

“Should we be raising a potential rapist,The assistant professor asked in a Facebook post. The incident happened on March 17, 2021. “No one can be justified in making an obscene comment when looking at the body of a 13-year-old girl. It has been 10 days since I filed the complaint (with authorities). No action was taken. In addition, the silence of the college teachers, except a few, was as expected. Many do not even find this to be a problem, “he wrote. the teacher.

However, a few months later, the IC released its findings on the harassment of a 13-year-old girl on campus. Papicha, an Instagram page opened by former UC College students to protest the college, alleged that the IC report said the 13-year-old “misunderstood” the friendly speech from the senior student in her final year and “it was her imagination.”

“It is quite alarming that ‘misunderstandings’ only happen to women who complain,” Papicha responded to the ICC report.

No students on IC

According to the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC), all universities must have an IC to deal with sexual harassment, and these committees should have staff and students as members.

“I studied in college from 2014 to 2017, and we had never heard of an IC in college, although they claimed it has been around since 2013. They never advertise, never organize workshops nor give awareness about IC. Also, according to rules, IC should have a student representative, but there are no students on it even today. As a result, students don’t know where to complain or who to contact, ”explains Malavika, a former college student.

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