Lecturer – African American Studies – (ADJ000043)

first_imgThe African American Studies Program at the University of Houstoninvites applications for part-time lecturer positions in the areasof: The Black Church in America, African AmericanExperience through Theatre, and African American Journalismand Media. AAS is an interdisciplinary body of knowledge, whichincorporates research and writing in the humanities, naturalsciences, social sciences, and professions.Successful applicants will have a demonstrated commitment toimproving access to higher education, enhancing the diversity offaculty and students, as well as experience in the global workforcewith professional experience. Preferred applicants with a Ph.D. inAfrican American Studies. Candidates with a Master’s and Bachelor’sdegrees or with substantial years of professional work experiencewill be consideredThe University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Prefer applicants with a PhD in the African American Studiesdiscipline.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Blank Lady Pirates

first_imgThe Lady Wildcats came out setting the pace and never looked back. The possession and ball movement was too much for Greensburg and Franklin County kept the game on the Greensburg defensive half most of the game.As usual, Jordan Nichols was involved with both scoring events recording an assist to Grace Noble and capitalizing on a pass from Adrienne Bundy, however, it was a coordinated attack with 29 shots on goal. The Wildcats faced the top goalkeeper in the league and she was as good as her stats show.The Lady Wildcats dressed and played 24 girls including Autumn Henson logged her first showing in a Varsity Game.Karlie Hahn had 3 saves on the night between the posts and Maegan Pearson also recorded 3 saves.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Cindy Adams.last_img read more

Andrew Gillum Opens Up after Meltdown in Miami

first_imgFormer gubernatorial candidate, Andrew Gillum, is speaking up for the first time since entering rehab blaming his loss in the governor’s race for his downward spiral.Gillum loss impactHe posted a message on Instagram yesterday about his treatment for depression and alcoholism. The 40-year-old says he’s on a journey to be at peace with himself. In an 11-minute Instagram post, Gillum described the shame he endured after he was found drunk in a Miami Beach hotel room with a man, Travis Dyson, who had been suspected of overdosing on crystal meth. According to local news reports, Dyson worked as a gay porn actor and advertised himself as a male escort. The episode in a Miami Beach hotel room led to Gillum withdrawing from public life, shutting down a promising political career.last_img read more

Top 5 performing Ghanaians in European leagues

first_imgThe top five European leagues – England, France, Italy, Spain and Germany – have been keenly contested so far with some interesting results so far.Spain,Italy and England have been close with few points separating the top clubs but in France and Germany  the top sides seem to have a little advantage over the chasing packGhanaians players have so far been scattered across these top leagues. But which five of these have been outstanding so far heading into the second international break of the season.DEDE AYEWHis long awaited move to the Premier League materialized over the summer and much was expected from the Black Stars deputy captain and he has not failed to deliver.Four goals in his first eight matches is a fantastic return considering the difficulty of the league. To make issues more interesting, three of the four goals – 75% – have come with headers. Again, three out of these four goals have been against last season’s top six (Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham).His impressive start saw him claim the Barclays Premiership Player of the Month in August. Despite having cooled off a wee bit in September, he resumed normal service in October grabbing Swansea’s first goal against Tottenham.So far, so good for Dede, and more will expected from him as the season wears on especially during the December period where matches come in thick and fast.JEFFREY SCHLUPP Schlupp is one of the least mentioned Black Stars players but he is arguably the most consistent player in the Stars set-up.Week in, week out, the Leicester has performed his role admirably be it as left back or left wing. Blessed with considerable pace, the left footed player is hardly beaten by opponents in a league where most games are frantic.His winner on Saturday was testament to his non stop running all season. Baba Rahman and Andre Ayew’s inclusion in the Black Stars will possibly still keep Schlupp out of the side, but if Baba continues to be a bench warmer at Stamford Bridge, Schlupp could be considered for a starting berth.EMMANUEL AGYEMAN BADU The former Asante Kotoko man has been one of the standout performers in a sluggish start for Udinese.Despite getting injured in their opening day victory over Juventus, Agyeman Badu has bounced back strongly to score two goals over the course of an early season.The former U-20 World Cup winner was rumored to be joining Stoke over the summer but never materialized. All the same, he has kept a cool head to emerge as one of the leading figures of Udinese. Two goals in six matches is an impressive turnout for a player who uses his energy all over the pitch. If he maintains such good form, his wish to move to the Premier League will be a reality sooner rather than later.ABDUL MAJEED WARIS One of many Ghanaians who moved during the summer and he has taken over exactly where his compatriot Jordan Ayew left off for Lorient.Waris is arguably one of the natural number ‘9s’ the country currently possess but has been hampered by injury time and again. Even in France this season, he has had a few weeks off the pitch nursing an injury.Once on the pitch, it is back to what he is doing best and that is finding the back of the net.Waris knows the way to go and that has been evidenced by his two goals in his first five Ligue 1 matches. He was a constant threat yesterday as he tormented the Bordeaux defence all night. He won a penalty last night and stepped up to duly convert.The former Right to Dream Academy trainee has been nominated for his clubs Best Player of the month in September and this is testament to his impressive form at the beginning of the European season. AFRIYIE ACQUAHThe Torino hard man just like Agyemang Badu has been one of the mainstays in an impressive start to the season by the Turin side.Acquah has been strong pillar in the engine room of Torino adding grit and steel defensively as well as an additional presence upfront.His main task has been pulling the strings in the middle and covering grounds, something which he has done to perfection so far. The added bonus to his fine start has been his goal scored this season. For a youngster who has been in the news for not so pleasant reasons, he has kept his composure and mental fortitude to produce consistent and polished displays week in, week out. Despite his side going down this weekend, Afriyie still received praise from his boss. “Acquah did do well, he was the only player who could cover all the roles in midfield,” Giampero Ventura said.That has been the high levels set by Acquah this season.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

All tickets for football match in Ljubljana are sold out

first_imgThere is a great interest for a game between Slovenia and BiH which will be played on 6 February in Ljubljani at the Stožice stadium, and by now all the tickets for the match are sold out.The Stožice stadium has the capacity of 16 038 seats, and BiH spectators will have 2 450 seats, but the number of BiH spectators is expected to be much greater.last_img

Sunday feature: In 1995 the rain and a state championship came to Wellington

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Days of Thunder was a Tom Cruise movie made in 1990. It came out five years too soon. The 1995 spring was truly the Days of Thunder in one of the wettest springs in Kansas history. Somehow, someway, the 1995 Wellington High School baseball team was able to dodge enough rain clouds to secure itself a state championship.So it is only fitting that the 1995 state champions had to wait a year to hold their 20th year celebration because of rain. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place last season, but was canceled twice due to rain. But on Monday around 5 or 5:30 p.m., the 1995 team will be recognized at Hibbs-Hooten Field, between the Wellington-Wichita Collegiate doubleheader games.The forecast says it will be partially sunny and windy. That will work. Anytime the 1995 baseball team congregates, there is a chance of rain.The WDN trumpeted “State Champions!” on the Wednesday thereafter.In 1995, the Dukes would beat Topeka Hayden 6-1 in the Class 4A State Championship in Manhattan. It did so three days after the state championship game was supposed to be played on a Saturday.Rain drenched the season. So much so, Wellington had three doubleheaders to makeup in the final week of the regular season and only played two. The Crusaders would not win the Chisholm Trail League title that year. But it had bigger aspirations.The Crusaders entered the Class 4A post season hungry for success.The high school program was still relatively young – having just started in 1991.After getting to the state tournament in its initial season, Wellington would have three consecutive years of frustration: losing to Ark City in the Class 5A regional championship in 1992, to Haysville in the Class 5A regional championship in 1993, before losing to Andover in the first round of the Class 4A regional in 1994.And this came during a time when a plethora of baseball talent was going through the system.The baseball program in the 1990s typified most of the boys sports program at the time. Teams were on cusp of glory but wasn’t quite there. Only the 1991 WHS wrestling team had a state championship trophy.Wellington was due.The Crusaders were also going into 1995 with arguably the most loaded team in its existence. Jesse Cornejo, a southpaw thrower, was a senior. His younger brother, Nate Cornejo, was a freshman. He would eventually play for the Detroit Tigers, but in 1995 he was not quite fully developed yet.There was Jason Ybarra, another pitcher, who could throw an 80-85 mph fast ball. Wellington head coach Bill Shaw at the time said there could be as many as six relievers.The Crusaders had depth in pitching, depth in hitting, depth in fielding. Senior Josh Struble was going into the season with a .414 hitting average. Aron Watts at third had been equally as productive at the plate. The team was seasoned – boys who played extensive summer ball in Wichita.It also helped that these were good athletes, period. The WHS football team had secured its first undefeated regular season since 1967 in the fall, and the boys basketball team reached the regional championship for the first time in years.The season –Still the season would not come easily. The CTL in those days were loaded with players throughout the league that would go on to play college or pro ball. This was during Wichita State University head coach Gene Stephenson’s heydays. The Shockers were a dynasty in the college baseball circuit and that influence filtered down to the youth programs. It was as if the high school teams were farm systems to the Shockers or the minor leagues. People like future Detroit Tiger phenomenon Nate Robertson of Maize were just at the beginning of their journeys.Baseball aficionados will say these were the high school baseball glory days and Wellington was right in the middle of it.Whether the 1995 Dukes are the greatest baseball team ever assembled in WHS history, will be a matter of debate. But there is one indisputable fact. They are the only WHS baseball team to win a state championship.From the start, the Crusaders were expected to do good things. In the Daily News headline for the season preview it stated: “Loaded with talent, much to prove.”Wellington would finish the year at 14-4.The Crusaders advanced through minefield after minefield that season, sweeping most doubleheaders but splitting against teams like Mulvane and Andover. Then the Crusaders swept Maize in a make-up double-header that gave Wellington a chance of securing a CTL Championship in this loaded league.Unfortunately, it needed to sweep Valley Center the next day and was unable to do so on a costly infield error in game two. Nevertheless, Wellington went into the post season ready to go. Unlike the three previous years, Wellington would coast through the regional championship. Now it was off to state.The state championship –Sometimes winning a state crown is a combination of talent, perseverance and luck. Wellington had all three when it traveled to Manhattan to play on the KSU field.Rain, as it had been all season, was the main event. Wellington would open the tournament on a Friday playing Hoisington. It was the second game on the venue, and J. Cornejo served up a four-hit 14 strikeout performance on the mound. Wellington would win 6-0 and advanced to the second round. Parsons was slated to play Larned next and the two teams played five innings before the rain came and gripped the area.It seemed only fitting that a controversy would ensue.In 1995, the Kansas State High School Activities Association stipulates that pitchers could only throw nine innings in 48 hours.Mike Wilmoth, an assistant at the time before becoming the WHS head coach later, said the controversy revolved around whether or not J. Cornejo would be granted a new full nine innings, even though he pitched seven innings on Friday. The meeting was on Monday, and 48 hours had already passed between that game and the semifinal thereafter.The thing was, Topeka Hayden had yet to play its first round game and would not do so until late Monday afternoon.Going into the tournament, prognosticators thought Wellington and Topeka Hayden were the favorites going in. Topeka Hayden coaches therefore protested that because Cornejo had already pitched seven innings it would be unfair to give him a new nine innings, since Hayden had yet to play its first round game. The Wildctats would not be afforded such a luxury with their pitching ace, since they were likely to play three games within a 24-hour time span.But in the contentious Monday meeting, Wellington coaches held their ground. The rules were the rules. The KSHSAA rule stated that the nine inning rule applied only to 48 hours in “real time” and said nothing about rainouts or whether one opponent was getting an unfair advantage over the other because of it.The ruling was made, and the KSHSAA sided with Wellington. Cornejo had a fresh slate of innings to pitch.That was huge for Wellington. It gave Shaw the luxury of pitching Cornejos throughout the tournament.In the semifinals, the fast-improving Nate Cornejo would start against Parsons. He would go five innings, before being relieved by his older brother, who finished off Parsons in a tight 2-1 victory on Tuesday morning.Despite its outrage of being unfairly treated (it’s sad when “private” schools get treated unfairly), Topeka Hayden would win its two games setting up the state championship contest most everyone was hoping for.The finals between the two stalwarts of Class 4A, was a defensive gem for awhile. Going in, Wellington anticipated a rock solid Topeka Hayden defense which had not allowed more than one run in a game against an opponent since the first week of May. And their defense proved to be all that, shutting Wellington down for four innings.But J. Cornejo was on his game on the other side. He would throw a two-hitter in the championship game.Hayden broke the drought with a run in the top of the fifth. But in the bottom half of the inning, Watts came to the plate. He had been struggling with his hitting all season, but he would blast a home run over the left field fence to tie the game.Going into the bottom of the sixth, Wellington’s offense came alive. J. Struble opened the inning with a walk. N. Cornejo singled. Then a Hayden error loaded the bases. Nate Struble hit an RBI single. And before long, Wellington led 6-1 going into the top of the seventh. Wellington had the Class 4A victory in hand.Then there was the obligatory dog pile on the pitching mound. And the interviews thereafter. When Jesse Cornejo was asked to do the KLEY-KWME radio interview, his grandfather Roger Stallbaumer Sr. yelled at him as he was running to the press box to make sure he says hi to his grandma who was at home in Wellington listening. Jesse would.As fate would have it, the Crusaders would go to numerous state tournaments thereafter, but have yet to secure another crown. Wellington came closest the very next year against the same team in a state championship rematch. Only this time, Topeka Hayden would be victorious.On Monday, the boys will reunite with expanded waistlines and receding hairlines. But the state championship trophy will always look the same. And nobody will be able to rain on their parade.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Joshua Struble · 227 weeks ago Excellent article Tracy! There are so many memories of this team and it was great to get together and be honored for our accomplishment. It was a great group of guys to play with, who had a lot of heart and talent. One thing I love in the article is about Topeka Hayden whining about the innings rule, none of us players knew about this. The great thing is the ace for Topeka Hayden got to throw the last 2 innings of the state championship game and gave up 5 runs. Rain or shine there was nothing going to deny the 95 wellington baseball team. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us over the years. It’s always great to comeback to your home town, watch the crusaders of today, and reflect on the past! Report Reply 0 replies · active 227 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more