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

Believe it! Hale races from 29th into Modified main event

first_img“When I rolled out, I wanted to go half the race before deciding if I’d get up on the wheel,” said Hale, from Cameron, Mo. “I started driving harder, the car came in and the next thing I knew we were passing cars.” A former Northern SportMod entrant at Super Nationals, Hale had a state championship to his credit in the first JBR Chassis built with buddy Josh Barnes before running part-time this season. Most of those starts came at U.S. 36 Raceway and Bethany Speedway, with a weekly visit to Boone for good measure. “When I crossed the finish line there was disbelief at first. I would have never believed that we could start 29th and end up in the tech tent,” he continued. “I was so excited because I knew we got the transfer.” “We’re going to run as hard as we can and finish as good as we can,” he said. “A top five would be absolutely amazing for this team.” Clay Hale impressed with his run from 29th starting to third in his Thursday night Modified qualify­ing feature at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Jim Zim­merline)center_img What he did instead was race all the way to third and qualify for his career first IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s main event. He’s running the third JBR car now – Dustin Miller is in the second and also in the southeast cor­ner of the pits. Hale already has his game plan and goals in place for the main event. BOONE, Iowa – When he lined up 29th for the start of Thursday’s second Modified qualifying fea­ture at Boone Speedway, Clay Hale wanted to get in some laps, pass as many cars as he could and get as many of those valuable points as possible.last_img read more

Badger offense ready to go

first_imgReciever David Gilreath is part of a veteran UW recieving corps that includes four juniors or seniors.[/media-credit]Ask most Wisconsin football fans for their thoughts on last year’s offense, and all but the most cynical will tell you they were pleasantly surprised. Scott Tolzien emerged from spring competition to lead the Badgers to their third-highest passing yardage total in school history, and UW boosted its total yardage average upwards of 400 yards per game.Next, ask David Gilreath for the same, and note the difference.“It was mediocre, I’ll say,” Gilreath contested. “That’s just going off of the film we watched and how great we can be. So I think we were average, at best, last year.”This year, Gilreath expects the Badgers to score even more through the air — 22 times more, to be exact.“We looked at film, and all the passes we think could have been touchdowns, we could have easily had 38 touchdowns,” Gilreath said. “I know that sounds kind of outrageous, but we could have had 38 touchdowns in the red zone, whether it was drops, or someone being deked out on a route; it might have been overthrown, but someone being deked out on a route, that’s the thing that we got to work on, we can improve, we can do a lot better.”For Wisconsin, improving on the offensive end this season will prove more daunting than usual, as starting tight end Garrett Graham has graduated and moved on to brighter pastures as a NFL prospect. The 6-foot-3, 243 lb. Brick, NJ native was the Badgers’ second-leading receiver with 624 yards, but proved his worth in the red zone by hauling in a team-high seven touchdown receptions.Despite the void Graham leaves in Wisconsin’s offense, head coach Bret Bielema’s squad returns the rest of its skill players. Fifth-year senior Lance Kendricks will take reign of the tight end position, having enjoyed a breakout season last year behind Graham. The 6-foot-4, 239 lb. Kendricks is nearly as big as Graham, but possesses even greater athletic potential, lending credence to the magnified expectations the Badger offense is facing heading into this season.“Garrett brought a lot to the table,” Kendricks said. “I think leadership, definitely. Garrett and Mickey [Turner], they were both definitely leaders. I remember the Iowa game, when Garrett went down, it was hard to play without him because I was so used to him being there. Definitely leadership.”Although Kendricks was well known among Badger fans as the athletic complement to Graham, the Milwaukee native gained national prominence with his performance in Wisconsin’s Champs Sports Bowl upset of Miami.Having been embarrassed the previous year by Florida State in the very same bowl by a score of 42-13, the Badgers were carried by Kendricks’ career-high seven receptions and 128 yards receiving en route to a 20-14 victory. Clearly, the big game performance has paid big dividends for Wisconsin’s new starting tight end.“Definitely good,” Kendricks said of his confidence level heading into the season. “I’m more comfortable out there on the field, especially on third downs I notice. I’m out there and making more plays than I was before and that’s always good.”Kendricks will get much of the attention as Wisconsin attempts to stay atop the Big Ten in scoring offense and total yardage, but the Badger wideouts will be just as, if not more, crucial. The familiar quartet of Gilreath, Nick Toon, Isaac Anderson and Kyle Jefferson returns for UW, and each has a solid year with Tolzien under their belt. As a redshirt junior, Toon is the youngest of the four, a solid testament to the experience of the Badgers’ receiving corps.“Just details, we’re just working on details,” Jefferson said. “I mean, we know all the plays, we know the different positions, it’s just the detail of the route against different coverages and that’s the basic, main focus of what we’ll be doing for the whole spring; just working on the little details, the little things, the breaking point of a route, ways you should sit in the hole, your man-to-man breaks and different things like that.”Not having to worry about their confidence or familiarity with offensive coordinator Paul Chryst’s system, Wisconsin’s receivers have made “detail” the buzzword of their preseason preparations. Echoing Jefferson’s emphasis on fine-tuning, Gilreath displayed no hesitation in pointing out some of his own mistakes, such as executing corner routes too flat or high and misreading certain defensive schemes.As a result of their detail-oriented attitude, the Badgers have enjoyed a focused spring that will surely pay dividends later on in the regular season.“[We’re] looking really good,” Jefferson said. “We moved people around, we did different things and obviously [last year] we did some great things. We’re still learning as a group, but from my opinion, this is probably the best spring that I’ve seen since I’ve been here as a receiver, as an offensive player because we’re all complete.”last_img read more

6 Signs That You’ve Found Your Soul’s Other Half

first_imgTwin souls or twin flame is a term used to describe two individuals with unique perspectives, energies, and power that attracts one another. In essence, a twin soul is literally the soul’s other half that is destined to be together and complement each other in every regard.Those people who are lucky enough to find their other half of their souls find their lives to be significantly more rich and fulfilling.When a twin soul is reunited in this world, they complement each other in their lives, protect and augment each other’s energies and spirituality, and move together as a unified power that can accomplish anything.Many of us question how we could possibly know if we have found our twin flame. Although this can be quite subjective, the following are some of the commonalities most twin souls share.Hopefully, this will help you understand if you too have found your other half.1. A Surreal ConnectionMany people who have a living twin sole will have dreams or visions of that person or their energy. They probably wouldn’t have even met that person in their life, yet they will be aware of each other’s existence.Such a connection is so strong that it transcends what we believe to be the limitation of reality. It is a unique experience that only a few fortunate souls will be able to experience.When you finally have the pleasure of meeting your twin flame, it will feel as if you are meeting a familiar presence — a part of you that got lost somehow and its memory got distorted over time, but never really forgotten.2. A Sense of OnenessYour partner might become a reflection of yourself. You’ll have similar imbalances, concerns and issues, but together you complement each other’s shortcomings in a way that enhances your capacities.Whenever you are together, the two of you give off the ultimate feeling of yin and yang and an embodiment of oneness.You two could be of opposite genders, cultures and even religions, and yet there will be an incredible sense of unity, understanding, and oneness.3. A Transcending ConnectionA twin soul will have a special connection with you, one that is unnaturally strong and rare.For example, you will be able to sense your twin flame’s state of mind or condition and even their emotions without any communication. You would be able to sense the sorrows experienced by your other half or their pain if they get sick.Whenever the two of you have to part from each other, your longing for your partner will render your functioning impaired to some degree.4. Unconditional Love and NeedBeing together with your twin soul makes you feel like your life and your existence are in perfect balance. It facilitates your mental and physical states to the point that you feel stronger and more confident in your approach.You two share a similar calling but need each other’s presence to make a difference. You feel a form of love that is slightly distinct. It is an unconditional form of love that makes you do things you would, otherwise, never do for the sake of your relationship or the happiness you two share.5. The Resistance and AcceptanceMost people meet their twin flames when they are least expecting it, hence storming their lives. However, their strong soul-connection will eventually bring them together.The emotions involved by the union can make one feel overwhelmed and even scared to the point of resistance or avoidance. This happens as most people don’t want to feel vulnerable and connecting on such a deep level can make even an iron-clad person feel completely naked and weak.If one of the partners does run away, the avoidance is usually futile and most give in to the attraction of a twin flame and, eventually, reunite and commit to each other.No matter how many times twin flames separate or break up, the mysterious forces of life tend to bring them together again and again.6. Personal GrowthThe few people, who are lucky enough to experience this, learn that being together with their spiritual counterpart makes them a better person and facilitate their growth in a way that they simply couldn’t understand before.This growth is so significant because it is extremely rapid and transformational. The more time you and your twin flame spend together, the closer you get to achieving spiritual enlightenment or awakening. Each of you helps each other achieve a higher sense of consciousness.Sourcelast_img read more