Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in one of the following areaspreferred: business administration, accounting, journalism,marketing, communication, public relations, fund-raising, or otherrelated field. A.T. Still University is seeking an Associate Director of SustainedGiving for the Kirksville, MO campus. This position reports to theDirector of Advancement Services.Annual and sustained giving forms the backbone of the fundraisingprogram in higher education. The associate director of sustainedgiving, therefore, will plan, manage and execute a comprehensivesustained giving program aimed at broadening the donor base,facilitating increased donor loyalty, and building a pipelineleading to leadership, major, principle, and transformationalgiving.Major job duties include: Manage, develop, and expand ongoing sustained giving programsusing an integrated multi-channel approach–direct mail, phonecampaigns, electronic platforms, print media and publications, andpersonal solicitation–for multiple constituencies (alumni,employees, parents, and friends). This position is intended tocreate and sustain the base of the fundraising program, focusing onraising funds below the major gift and leadership giving level,enabling major and leadership gift fundraisers to focus on giftranges in their respective areas of responsibilities.Create a case for support for the sustained giving programs topromote consistent recurring giving.Draft and implement a fundraising plan prior to each fiscalyear, including a solicitation calendar and a segmentation plan andstrategies; commence execution on July 1 each year. This plan willoutline key tasks and fundraising strategies, incorporate amulti-channel approach, and outline the stewardship plan.Prepare the sustained giving program budget for each budgetcycle, to be incorporated into the annual university advancementbudget submission; monitor monthly for trends.In partnership with university communications and marketing,maintain an integrated electronic giving platform incorporatingonline giving, e-mail and web-based appeals, and social mediaappeals to engage constituents and drive regular, sustained givingto the university.In partnership with the advancement services team, facilitateeffective stewardship of sustained giving donors through print andelectronic formats (iconnect, website, gift acknowledgments,marketing materials).Coordinate the centralized white coat sponsorship program formultiple disciplines and campuses.Plan and execute a unified employee giving campaign formultiple campuses.Maintain a working relationship with the college and schooldeans/department chairs and development and advancement servicesstaff.Manage a portfolio of 20 to 30 sustained/annual givingprospects, with independent responsibility to develop and executestrategies leading to a sustained/annual gift solicitation for eachprospect. This may include periodic travel to engage inface-to-face cultivation.Plan and execute a minimum of three face-to-face visitsmonthly, with the purpose of cultivating and stewarding sustainedgiving donors.Coordinate with prospect development/business analyst todevelop the digital fundraising and email marketing channel, incoordination with direct mail, phone, and social media channels, tosupport multiple-segmented appeals throughout the giving year.Assist in the formation of engagement programs focused oncurrent students and young alumni.Use program data to measure success and analyze appeals,programs, and segments for the development of strategies to achieveimprovement. This will include an evaluation of historical andcurrent data to inform donor segmentation strategies and selectappropriate solicitation channels.Travel across the United States, locating, meeting,cultivating, and motivating alumni and friends to engagephilanthropically with the university.Work evenings and weekends periodically as needed.
Popular student nightclub The Bridge has been forced to change its door entry policies and has been forbidden from using glass bottles and glasses following a review of the club’s licence by Oxford City Council’s Licensing sub-committee. The club will now be unable to admit customers in the hour before closing time. It will also have to serve drinks in polycarbonate containers as opposed to glass.
Yesterday, the City-County Observer publisher, while walking into the ETFCU Plaza, was warmly greeted by Evansville’s own “Shoe Shine Man” William (Bill) H. Burris. Our publisher was pleasantly taken aback by Mr. Burris’s warm and sincere greeting.William (Bill) H. Burris was born on January 14, 1945, in Henderson, KY. Bill has been one diligent, honorable, and outstanding member of our local Tri-State community and country for many decades.As a proud father to five children, three girls and two boys, and one joyous grandfather to six precious grandchildren, Bill spends most of his free time fulfilling his passion, shining shoes.We asked Bill how long he’s been shining shoes. He responded, “I started out as a kid in the local Barber Shop, and my passion for it progressed over the last 25 years.”Not only is Bill one proficient polisher in the region but he is also a highly decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corp. In 1963, Bill enlisted in the Navy and spent three years stationed in Norfolk, VA. He spent another six years in service to the USA as a TDY Gunnery Sergeant in Seattle, WA.When asked what it was like to be in his military position at that time, Bill proudly stated, “I was the Man with the Big Guns and could handle them all.” Not only has Bill devoted years of his life to the service of our great nation, but he has continued to make a phenomenal impact in our community with his congenial presence at the ETFCU Plaza.The City-County Observer highly recommends that you stop by to take advantage of “Bill’s SHOE SHINE SERVICES” so you can protect your shoes and boots from rainy and snowy weather conditions. Costs for shining shoes is a mere $3 and $5 for boots. Tips would most be appreciated. The ‘Shoe Shine Man” has an array of polishing creams available and polishes men’s and women’s shoes alike. You will also be supporting a well-deserving local Veteran.Oh, Bill also sends his “Love and Blessings” to all this Holiday Season and New Year to come.FOOTNOTE: Background information concerning “The Shoeshine Man” William (Bill) H. Burris was provided to the CCO by Ashley Hulsey. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
OPM Chocolate, the division of OPM that supplies solutions for the confectionery industry, and represented in the UK by Hänsel UK (Peterborough, Cambs), has introduced an electronic piston-type forming machine for depositing fat, cream or sugar-based chocolate.Made from stainless steel, it has a double jacket to allow water circulation and an easily removable horizontal mixer.
Planning ahead26-27 MarchChocolate Action!BCCC Sector Group Technology ConferenceStratford-upon-Avon, UKEntitled ’Drivers for Success’, this year’s conference will look at the latest developments and issues shaping biscuit, cake, chocolate and confectionery manufacturing, including sessions covering flavour and texture, food ethics, emerging challenges, consumer pressures and fat technology.Speakers include Rosemary Hignett, head of nutrition at the Food Standards Agency, and Chris Grantham of brand consultancy Your Future London.[http://www.fdf.org.uk/event.aspx]?event=147417-21 January 2009Sigep 2009Location: Rimini, Italy[http://www.clubartiemestieri.it]1-3 March 2009Convenience Retailing Show and Café+Location: NEC, Birmingham, UKContact: [email protected] March 2009ScothotLocation: Glasgow, UKContact: [email protected] March 2009IFE09Location, ExCeL, London[http://www.ife.co.uk]21-23 May 2009Interbake China 2009Location: Guangzhou International Conference and Exhibition CentreContact phone: 86-020-34072597, Jane Gu [http://www.faircanton.com/interbake]
If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings take place this week in London, bringing together representatives from business, civil society and government from across the Commonwealth.Notes to editorsCaribbean – Package to strengthen resilience Ms Mordaunt will also reflect on the progress of Global Parametrics, a UK aid-backed social enterprise that is using cutting-edge climatic, seismic and financial risk modelling to build products that make a real difference when natural disasters hit. This includes a recently launched facility with its first client, VisionFund, which will help 4 million people access crucial finance to rebuild their lives and businesses in the wake of natural disasters.Speaking ahead of the event International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: The UK is providing a further £1.3 million to the PCRAFI, in the wake of major devastation to Tonga following hurricane Gita on top of £6.2 million of capital already provided. At the Commonwealth Summit in 2015 the Prime Minister announced £15 million to help extend an international disaster risk insurance fund to the Pacific Islands. In February this year, Tonga, Samoa and Fji were hit by Cyclone Gita. Gita was particularly severe when it hit Tonga and there was widespread damage. The nation’s parliament building was amongst the buildings destroyed. Tonga is one of 5 Pacific nations that has disaster risk insurance in place with PCRAFI, thanks to UK support. The Government of Tonga received £2.8 million ($3.5 million) within 10 days of being hit, which helped speed recovery. Insurance exists to provide critical support in times of disaster, enabling quick recovery and economic protection. Sadly, many of the world’s most vulnerable countries also have the biggest protection gap, meaning that recovery is slow and costs so high that rebuilding takes significantly longer. Lloyd’s has worked in partnership with the Department for International Development to co-sponsor the Global Centre for Disaster Protection’s first Innovation Lab focussed on developing new financial instruments that combine incentives for resilience with risk transfer. This initiative is part of a collaborative effort to help mitigate the devastating and long-term economic and social impacts of disasters most keenly felt by developing nations around the world and across the Commonwealth. Email [email protected] Asia – Regional Resilience to a Changing Climate programmeThe UK will provide up to £23.5 million through the Met Office (£12 million), World Bank (£10 million), and activities directly executed by DFID (£1.5 million) over four years. The programme will deliver: Last year Hurricanes Irma and Maria showed once again the destruction extreme weather events can cause – and the devastating effect this can have on the lives of families and communities. When disaster does strike, it is crucial that finance is easily and quickly available to help people rebuild their homes and livelihoods. The use of science, real-time data and innovative finance can be game-changing – helping to cut response times and get countries back on their feet faster. Following the devastating impact of last year’s hurricane season, DFID is announcing up to £19m of additional support for Caribbean countries to strengthen capability for early recovery at a regional and national level, and to work with countries to develop options to strengthen disaster preparedness and financial resilience. This will be the highest priority of our new Centre for Global Disaster Protection in 2018. The Centre for Global Disaster Protection brings developing countries together with partners including the UK Government, the World Bank, civil society and the private sector with the shared goal of enhancing resilience to climate and disasters. The Centre works with governments to strengthen disaster preparedness, embed early action and enhance their financial resilience, including through the use financial tools like insurance. In January, the Centre ran its first Innovation Lab in partnership with Lloyd’s of London to explore how innovations in finance could help countries to build back smarter after disasters. The event brought together more than 50 people from across the finance, humanitarian, engineering and development sectors. A first report by Risk Management Solutions, Vivid Economics and re:focus partners on the outcomes of the Lab will be available from today (16 April 2018). Dame Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s of London said: Professor Stephen Belcher, the Met Office Chief Scientist, said: Uplift to Pacific disaster risk insurance pool (PCRAFI) The Commonwealth brings together a rich heritage and shared cultural values. But these aren’t the only common bonds linking member states. Each is also inextricably connected by the shared impacts of weather and climate. Improving resilience and forecasting will provide a lifeline for vulnerable communities helping them to cope with weather and climate shocks through measures which improve food security and provide protection from extremes of weather. There can surely be no better aspiration than sharing cutting edge climate science to improve the fortunes and prospects of people in their day-to-day lives. The International Development Secretary will also announce a partnership with the Met Office and the World Bank to strengthen weather forecasting systems and deliver new technologies and innovative approaches to help vulnerable communities use climate warnings and forecasts to better prepare for shocks across Asia.International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt said: At least ten pilots of new technologies and innovations to deliver climate information and advice to vulnerable groups of people; One regional and four sub-regional forecasting and early-warning systems, to provide targeted information on the impacts of weather events such as floods and storms; Improved access for 30 million people to climate information, services and early warning systems; Three regional bodies established to deliver seasonal and long-term climate projections and analysis; And will mobilise additional resources for building climate and environmental resilience from national, international and private sector sources. General media queries (24 hours) Global Parametrics is a UK social enterprise – started with funding from DFID and KFW – with a focus on using cutting-edge climatic and seismic risk modelling to offer financial products that improve recovery and resilience in the event of natural and climatic disasters DFID has invested £1.5m into Global Parametrics. In addition, DFID has also provided a loan of £6.4m. Global Parametrics products are backed by the Natural Disaster Fund. Like an insurer, the Natural Disaster Fund collects premiums and makes pay-outs when natural disasters occur. DFID has invested £25 million in the Natural Disaster Fund over 20 years, in order to support pioneering new products from Global Parametrics. Global Parametrics has partnered with microfinance institution VisionFund to launch the world’s largest non-government climate insurance scheme. The scheme will provide automatic disaster-linked pay-outs to microfinance institutions in Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Zambia, Cambodia and Myanmar, allowing them to provide new loans to allow families and small businesses to get back on their feet after a disaster. DFID made £2m available to finance disaster recovery loans by VisionFund during last year’s El Nino. Following loan repayments, DFID was able to reinvest all of that that money in other development projects A package of support to the Caribbean to help prepare for future disasters and explore how innovative finance products can provide much-needed pay-outs quickly, to help speed up the recovery of businesses and critical services, like hospitals, power and schools. An increase in continued support to the Pacific disaster risk insurance pool (PCRAFI) following the disaster wreaked by Hurricane Gita in Tonga last year, to strengthen its proven ability to pay out following future disasters. Changing global climates will impact all our lives, but can have deadly consequences for the world’s poorest people. By improving the use of forecasting information such as early-warning systems, and sharing the Met Office’s world-leading expertise, we can help governments and communities prepare for these shocks, so fewer lives are lost each year to extreme weather. Global Parametrics Telephone 020 7023 0600 International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will today highlight the important role that science, innovation and the City of London can play in helping developing countries build resilience against and recover after natural disasters.At an event at Lloyd’s of London Ms Mordaunt will join Dame Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s of London, to showcase how science and technology are powering the design of innovative financial products which are helping developing countries recover more quickly after extreme climates and disasters.At the event – held on the first day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings this week – Ms Mordaunt will announce: ]
I attended the informal meeting of members of the Transport and Environment Councils in Graz, Austria on 29 and 30 October.The programme for the Informal meetings included separate sessions for Transport and Environment Ministers and a joint session for both Ministers entitled ‘Starting a new era: clean, safe and affordable mobility for Europe’.On 29 October, Transport Ministers were invited to discuss the Commission’s proposal on ‘Discontinuing seasonal changes of time (summer time)’. My Noble Friend, The Rt Hon Lord Henley, (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) represented the UK at this session and explained that the UK government does not support the proposed directive. He also noted the Commission had fallen short on the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality as has been highlighted by the decision of the House of Lords to issue a reasoned opinion. (The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee has subsequently recommended that the House of Commons also issue a reasoned opinion on this matter.)There was broad consensus in Council that the timetable proposed by the Commission was too short and thus there was widespread support for the Presidency’s intention to provide for an extension. A small minority of Member States were notably critical of the proposal while the majority welcomed the initiative, albeit noting its deficiencies. Several Member States advocated the need to coordinate across borders in order to know the final time zone arrangements before taking the decision to abolish daylight saving.Environment Ministers were then invited to discuss ‘The Future of European Environmental Policy’. The Secretary of State for the Environment was represented by officials from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Ministers broadly agreed on the need for an eighth Environment Action Programme (EAP) with a consensus that it should take full account of climate change given the Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Global Warming of 1.5 Celsius published last month.At the joint session for Transport and Environment Ministers on 30 October, interventions were wide-ranging with common themes being the need to move towards zero emissions vehicles and enabling people to choose sustainable ways to travel. These themes were reflected in the Presidency’s ‘Graz Declaration’ published after the meeting. For the UK, I stressed the importance of ambition to accelerate the development and introduction of zero emission vehicles, recalling that the Prime Minister had hosted the world’s first zero emission vehicle summit in Birmingham recently.The subject for the afternoon session was road safety. Transport Ministers shared experiences with progress to date in reducing casualties and their perception of the challenges in making more progress. In my intervention I noted that human error was a factor in over 85% of road accidents, and that connected and automated vehicles offered opportunities to make our roads safer.In the margins I met with a number of EU Transport Ministers to discuss current EU transport business and how relationships will evolve as the UK leaves the EU.
We all know that Jerry Garcia played a guitar called Wolf, but it seems he’s the namesake for a real-live wolf now too! According to a report in Patch, the San Francisco Zoo has just taken in three Mexican gray wolf brothers, and the zoo has named them Prince, David Bowie, and Jerry Garcia. The Mexican gray wolf is the most endangered subspecies of wolf, making their conservation all the more important. The new wolf habitat mimics their natural terrain, and technological advances like automatic feeders and environmental detectors will only help keep these wolves safe.“Wolf Canyon isn’t just an exquisite exhibit, it’s an opportunity for San Francisco Zoo & Gardens to participate in the conservation of a species,” said President of San Francisco Zoo & Gardens Tanya Peterson said in a statement. The added musical tribute only makes these animals more endearing, as Bowie and Prince both passed away earlier this year, and Garcia is something of a heroic musician, especially in the San Francisco area.For more about the new Wolf Canyon exhibit, head here.
We ignore the worst estimates of climate change — catastrophic warming topping 4 or 6 degrees Celsius — at our peril, says economist Martin Weitzman.Climate change’s uncertainty — a product of the complexity of the natural systems involved and the vagaries of human efforts at mitigation — have led not to precise forecasts of future warming, but rather a range of likely temperature increases.Discussion of the effects of climate change that would be classified as difficult — but manageable — are cited so routinely that the upper end is too often forgotten, even though the warming at that level would be catastrophic, notes economist Martin Weitzman. Credit: HUCEWeitzman said that the middle values of that range — in which effects would be difficult, but manageable — are cited so routinely that the upper end is too often forgotten, even though the warming at that level would be catastrophic and the chances are not negligible. Under optimistic scenarios of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, there is a 10 percent chance that warming will top 4 degrees Celsius and a 3 percent chance it will top 6 degrees, he said.Weitzman offered his perspective in a five-minute video, part of the Center for the Environment project “Harvard Speaks on Climate Change.” Thirty-five videos, featuring Harvard experts in science, business, law, health, economics, engineering, public policy, design, and the arts, have been assembled over the last year and a half as a resource for members of the public who want to learn more about climate change.The project is the brainchild of the center’s director, Daniel Schrag, the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and a professor of environmental science and engineering. The videos, which went live in the fall, are paired with explanatory and background material. As a resource they fit with the ongoing Harvard Climate Week, which includes a series of public events across campus.The breadth of perspectives that Harvard faculty members bring to climate change has impressed Schrag in his years working on the problem. He wanted to share those perspectives with the public.“It’s a way of giving the broader community — not just Harvard, but really the whole world — access to the amazing intellectual community that I get to interact with every day,” he said. “We have incredible depth of perspective and unbelievable depth of knowledge on all sorts of things, from aspects of the climate system to detailed understanding of carbon pricing and economics to legal, regulatory systems, and aspects of climate and literature.”The issue’s head-spinning complexity demands engagement by institutions like Harvard, with broad-based experience in engineering, public policy, business, medicine, public health, education, religion, and the arts and humanities, Schrag said.“Part of my point was to actually encourage people to see that all of these perspectives are needed to solve this problem,” he said.Schrag identified candidates for the videos and worked with multimedia producer Alex Griswold to pull them together. Griswold met with each for an introductory interview and then for a recorded interview in which they talked about their work or an aspect of it related to climate change.The interviews were edited from roughly an hour of raw footage to five minutes, and supplemented with graphs, charts and other elements that help explain subjects ranging from atmospheric chemistry to public policy. The site went live in September with 30 interviews. Five have been added since.“My job was to try to make a short video, accessible to a wide audience, to really talk about the central issues Harvard climate researchers are working on,” Griswold said. “For me it was such a great learning experience.”While every viewer will take home different lessons from the videos, Griswold was struck by the discussion of climate change economics and public policy from Associate Professor of Public Policy Joe Aldy and Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government Robert Stavins. He also pointed to perspectives on law from Archibald Cox Professor of Law Jody Freeman, discussion of science denial by History of Science Professor Naomi Oreskes, and insight on the power of photography in environmental advocacy — and how that fails when talking about climate change — from Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography and Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey.At a time when leaders in Washington appear unlikely to take action on climate change, said Schrag, it becomes more important that knowledgeable voices be heard.“This will require the best minds at Harvard and elsewhere to solve,” he said. “This is one of the great challenges of our time.”
Playwriting Will Eno, The Open House Performance Marylouise Burke, Sustained Excellence of Performance Johanna Day, Appropriate John Ellison Conlee, The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence K. Todd Freeman, Fetch Clay, Make Man John Earl Jelks, Sunset Baby / Fetch Clay, Make Man Mia Katigbak, Awake and Sing Sydney Lucas, Fun Home Chris Myers, An Octoroon Larry Pine, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney Musical Theater Lisa Kron (book and lyrics), Jeanine Tesori (music) and Sam Gold (director), Fun Home Special Citations Mallory Catlett, This Was the End Heather Christian (music), Jiyoun Chang (lights) and Hannah Wasileski (projections), The World Is Round Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Lucy Thurber, The Hill Town Plays Direction James MacDonald, Love and Information Oliver Butler, The Open House Liesl Tommy, Appropriate Design/Music Ben Rubin (projections), Arguendo Emmanuel Brown and Sonya Tayeh (fight direction and choreography), Kung Fu Eric Southern (lights), The Correspondent Justin Townsend, Sustained Excellence of Lighting Design The Ross Wetzsteon Award Arbons Arts Center View Comments The 59th annual Village Voice Obie Awards were announced on May 19 at a ceremony at Webster Hall hosted by Hamish Linklater and Tamara Tunie. The awards feature informal categories that change annually, recognizing excellence in off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway theater. Presenters for the evening included 2014 Tony nominees Lena Hall, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Andy Karl and Kelli O’Hara. Fun Home, now eyeing a Broadway transfer, took home a Musical Theater win for book writer and lyricist Lisa Kron, composer Jeanine Tesori and director Sam Gold, while Appropriate and An Octoroon playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins received the Best New American Play award. Fun Home star Sydney Lucas became the youngest recipient in the history of the Obies at 10-years-old (Lucas performed the number “Ring of Keys” at the ceremony). As previously reported, Oscar winner and The Velocity of Autumn Tony nominee Estelle Parsons received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Obie, presented by Nice Work If You Can Get It co-star O’Hara. A complete list of winners follows: Best New American Play Branden Jacobs-Jenkens, Appropriate and An Octoroon Lifetime Achievement Estelle Parsons Grants 600 Highwaymen 48 Hours in Harlem