first_imgArt & Design – Open Rank, Tenure-Track – DesignerUX/UICalifornia State University, San Bernardino Formal review of applications will begin December 6,2020, and continue until the position is filled.If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply. OverviewCalifornia State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located inSan Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angelesand operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in CoachellaValley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81%are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution,CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one ofthe most diverse student populations of any university in theInland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of allpublic universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-timefaculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoraldegree programs and 14 academic programs with nationalaccreditation.At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to ourmission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its formsare necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveragingour diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspireinnovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes forour students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire,develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety ofnetworking, mentoring and development programs for our juniorfaculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSBcommunity that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals.Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settingsand/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse studentpopulations are strongly encouraged to apply.Typical ActivitiesJOB SUMMARYThe Design Program in the Department of Art & Design atCalifornia State University San Bernardino seeks to appoint aninnovative and versatile design educator, with a broad range ofdesign skills and a focus on UX/UI, web and mobile platform design,and a commitment to the professional practice of graphic design fora tenure-track appointment at open rank.Candidates should have technical industry experience with interfaceand interaction design, mobile application development withresearch-based design practices, with a focus on user-experienceprinciples; understanding of, and the technical production of weband interactive media including: information architecture; webstandards; scripting; SEO; an ability to adapt to technological andphilosophical shifts in the design industry; and, broad trainingthat includes strong foundations in typography, aesthetics, andconceptual development applied across media. An ideal candidatewill have University teaching experience beyond graduateexperience. Applicants should display evidence of stronginterpersonal and communication skills also.The successful candidate will teach into the design program’sschedule of classes at all undergraduate levels; perform committeeduties at department, college and university levels; continue theirprofessional and/or research work in their area of specialization;and, broaden links to local, regional and national communitieswithin their area of expertise in order to promote and furtherstudent success.Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence inteaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to workingeffectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range ofdisciplines.Minimum QualificationsREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSA terminal degree from an accredited University in a fieldassociated with design, or an appropriate postgraduate degree indesign or a related field is required by time of appointment. Inaddition, compensating professional practice/industry experiencewithin UX/UI design (Informatics, HCI etc.). Also, three to fiveyears professional practice experience (where strong understandingof industry standard design/production practices weredemonstrated). The ability to contribute through teaching and/orservice to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence ofthe academic community. Some teaching experience in relevant designsubjects at university undergraduate level.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience of introducing students to and supporting students inprofessional opportunities, such as coordination of internships orco-ops, student-staffed design studios, experiential andservice-learning projects.SPECIAL CONDITIONSThe person holding this position is considered a ‘mandatedreporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and is required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check(including a criminal records check) must be completedsatisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB.Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may resultin the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannotdeny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminalconviction history until it has performed an individualizedassessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specificjob duties in the position being sought.Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campuswill be required to undergo a background check for any positionwhere a background check is required by law or that CSUSB hasdesignated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiringheightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based onpotential for harm to children, concerns for the safety andsecurity of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk offinancial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the universitycommunity.For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-freecampus. The university is committed to promoting a healthyenvironment for all members of our community.ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTThe Department of Art & Design, as part of the College of Arts& Letters at CSUSB, offers several bachelors degrees in arthistory, design, studio art, and visual studies, plus an MFAprogram in Studio Art. In the design area, we offer a BA in DesignStudies and a BFA in Design (with concentrations in InterfaceDesign, 3D Design, Motion Design, and Marketing). The departmentserves approximately 500-600 students in its majors per year, plusother students from across the campus. The core approach taken toteaching across all the areas of the department focuses on visualand material literacy, as well as critical and discursive analysisof art, design and other cultural productions. Students that weserve gain a broad base of skills in the areas of art and designmaking, as well as research, critical thinking, problem solving,and writing. Through our programs we strongly encourage an openapproach to understanding how all aspects of art, design andcultural production contribute to imperatives of diversity andcommunity engagement.CSUSB actively encourages qualified applicants to apply whodemonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student populationand advancing student success through highly engaged, high impacteducational practices. We are particularly interested in receivingapplications from women and members of historicallyunderrepresented groups.For more information about the Department of Art & Design [email protected] current chair Dr. Matthew [email protected] Search Committee ChairDr. Kurt [email protected] InformationHOW TO APPLYPlease submit the name, telephone number and email address of threereferences and three (3) letters of recommendation from individualsqualified to comment, copies of all post-secondary degrees(official transcripts will be required prior to appointment) withyour application.Required Application materials include:Curriculum VitaeCover Letter that includes:A statement of your teaching philosophy.A statement of your research experience and goals.A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB’s StrategicPlan Salary is commensurate with experience.For further information please contact: [email protected] background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such asteaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/orstudent evaluations of teachingUnofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts(official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).Reference List – names, telephone numbers, and email addressesof three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters ofrecommendation.Confidential Letters of Recommendation will besolicited from those listed as references on the application if theapplicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non -Confidential Letters of Recommendation can be uploaded by theapplicant during the application process.A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation ofdiversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specificexamples of how your background and your educational and/orprofessional experiences have prepared you for this role atCalifornia State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000words). To view full description and to apply, visit: jeid-8416150553373445b82c5200769abe08last_img read more

Increase in identity theft

first_imgRoche Bennington can blame bureaucracy for taking so long to settle a third party insurance claim after the windscreen of her car cracked outside Builders Warehouse in Tokai.“My car, a Hyundai Atos, was loaded with planks at Builders Warehouse. It was a tight fit, so we did not close the back door, but as I started the car , an employee shut the door, slamming the planks into the windscreen which cracked as a result,” said Ms Bennington, 81, of Diep River.Ms Bennington reported it to the manager, a Mr Gresskil, who said he would phone her. But he didn’t .“I phoned another number for Builders Warehouse and Tristan Kelly said she would handle it. She asked for a letter from Santam, my insurer, to state that I would not claim from them, and two quotes for the repair. Then she wanted a declaration that the car belonged to me. A few weeks later she asked for proof of registration, which I didn’t get from the dealership when I bought my car eight years ago. They have since closed and the receipt of payment I have, does not have my name on it. I sent my licence paper but that was rejected after another three weeks.“I got the impression that Builders Warehouse were stalling the application, it is now six weeks since the damage occurred. However, I find it strange that Builders Warehouse’s insurers want proof of registration, something Santam had never asked for. Tristan told me that the claim was rejected because they don’t have the registration document. Now I can’t claim from my insurer because at Builders Warehouse’s insistence I got a letter stating that I would not claim from Santam. Meanwhile, the windscreen has an even bigger crack and the fitters will not accept the quotes for the original repair as they are now too old.“I tried to get a copy of my car registration certificate at the Plumstead office, but there were so many people and I cannot stand for so long, but I’ll try another day. I have tried the Ombudsman for Short-term Insurance but it took them six months to contact me by which time all was forgotten. This is all a huge strain on me. Please help.”It didn’t take long for Andries Steyn, director of marketing and innovation at Builders Warehouse, to respond.“Thank you for bringing this to my attention, my team is investigating this matter as we speak. I will make sure we respond in detail, by your deadline.” And he did.“We were initially made aware of this matter on March 12. Given that this involved a third party claim, there was an insurance requirement for further investigation to verify the facts associated with the incident. This did, embarrassingly, introduce an unnecessary degree of bureaucracy into the process. The reason for the additional information requested is based on the fact that this is considered a third party claim. Our insurers needed to confirm the vehicle belongs to the party involved, and confirm that no further claim will be processed against another insurer. We have apologised unreservedly to Ms Bennington and have also settled her claim in full. Thanks again for drawing this incident to our attention,” he said.Ms Bennington said: “Hoorah, your input is like magic, I have received confirmation that they are paying. Thank you so much for the wonderful service you give to the public. It’s good to know we have a shoulder to cry on.” Increase in identity theft Identity theft in South Africa increased by more than 200% in six years.The SA Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) found 3 600 cases of identity theft in 2014 with more recorded in 2015 and 2016.It contributed to the loss of R1bn in 2014 alone.Manie van Schalkwyk, executive director of SAFPS, said the scale of identity fraud has grown to include theft of information from cell and landline phone services; cable and satellite television services; power, water, gas and electricity services; internet and data services; medical insurance; home mortgages and rental housing, car financing, loans and government benefits.A cellular network notified a “client” he owed R21 000 across five cellphone contracts. He submitted an affidavit to dispute this and eventually the company admitted he doesn’t owe them anything.The victim said he suffered dearly for the network’s negligence. He was denied employment and is being harassed by people pushing loans to help him settle credit which he is not liable for. “People usually find out that they have become a victim of identity crime when they hear from a credit provider or debt collector about an account or debt they know nothing about,” said Mr Van Schalkwyk.“Treat your ID, driving licence and personal documents as cash. Don’t leave them lying around the house or in the car.” Shred documents before tossing them in the bin and clear mailboxes regularly, particularly if you live in a housing complex where there are multiple mail boxes in one area,” Mr Van Schalkwyk said.If you suspect that you have been impersonated, Mr Van Schalkwyk says, you should contact SAFPS which will advise you how to prove your innocence and clear your name. If you have misplaced your ID book, credit card or other identification you can apply for a Protective Registration (PR) on the SAFPS database.“Member organisations and some insurance companies have access to the SAFPS database and any identity theft or fraud will be flagged and can be prevented.” SMS the word “Protectid” to 43366 or call 011 867 2234 or 0860 101248; or email [email protected] to register with the SAFPS. It’s free.last_img read more

Minister’s daughter among top 5 elected to village council

first_img Share 3488 Views   one comment LocalNews Minister’s daughter among top 5 elected to village council by: Dominica Vibes News – January 26, 2017 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Ashmar K AustrieA government minister’s daughter is among five individuals who topped the Tan Tan/Toucarie/Savanne Paille/Cottage Village Council election held on Wednesday 25 January 2017.Ashmar K Austrie, daughter of Housing, Lands, and Water Resource Management Minister, Reginald Austrie and Principal of the Savanne Paille Primary School, Martha Austrie, obtained seventy-six (76) votes; one less than the two individuals who topped the polls according to the results issued by the Electoral Commission.Residents of Tan Tan, Toucarie, Savanne Paille, Guillette, Morne-A-Louis and Cottage voted in the Village Council elections on Wednesday.Sandra Andre and Vernon Jno Baptiste both obtained seventy-seven (77) votes, Romilia Romain seventy-four (74) votes and Bruno Lamothe obtained seventy-two (72) votes.Speaking with Dominica Vibes on Thursday 26 January, Austrie said she decided to partake in the council elections because she wants to contribute to community and nation building.“I always wanted to be part of an organization that promotes unity and brings people together and I thought the village council was a very good place to start,” she said.The number of votes she received shows “that the people trusted my word during the campaign, they believed in me, and I want to assure them that I will not disappoint them and I will work to the best of my ability”.The other candidates who contested the election were Wendy Romain, sixty-three (63) votes; Steven Peter, forty-three (43) votes; Caryl Baron, forty-three (34) votes; and Kimersha Frank twenty-eight (28) votes.The Electoral Commission informed that 144 or 19.05% of the electorate voted, of which 69 or 47.9% were male and 75 off 52.08% were female.Among Austrie’s plans for the council is to promote beautification of the communities in keeping with Prime Minister Skerrit’s earlier call.“I think one of the things we can do is beautification of our communities. I remember some time a back during Independence, the Prime Minister asked, he didn’t specify any project, he promoted flower planting, cutting down of excess trees, and that sort of thing. So I believe we can start by beautifying our community and make it more inviting and welcoming,” she said.Moreover, Austrie expressed gratitude to “all those who putted their trust in me, those who supported me, those who voted for me thank you very much”.She also expressed special gratitude to those who encouraged her to contest the village council elections.“There were a few people who really gave me the push and said ‘yes you can do this, I think you should go’ so I just want to tell them thanks very much and I will do my best as I said earlier to stick to my plan,” Austrie stated.Gregory Daniel, who was the previous chairman, did not contest the election as he is out of state.last_img read more

Maldini Named New Sporting Strategy And Development Director At Milan

first_imgItalian Serie A giants AC Milan have appointed club legend Paolo Maldini as their new Sporting Strategy and Development Director.His appointment was confirmed through a club statement on Sunday.Maldini spent his entire playing career with AC Milan making over 900 senior appearances.He went on to win seven Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia, two Intercontinental Cups, a Club World Cup and five European Cup/Champions League crowns with the Rossoneri over a 25-year spell at the San Siro.A club statement said: “The new course of AC Milan is further strengthened by the appointment of Paolo Maldini as the new Director of Strategic Development in the Sports Area.“Paolo is a living legend in the Rossoneri history for his exceptional class, talent, leadership, loyalty, and his record of successes. These qualities will play a decisive role in getting Milan back to the greatness it deserves.” the statement added.RelatedAC Milan Want Fabregas In JanuaryNovember 19, 2018In “Europe”Boban Ousted At AC Milan After Public Criticism Of CEO GazidisMarch 7, 2020In “Italy”End Of A Special Career! Kaka Announces His Retirement From FootballDecember 18, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more