Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Comments (5) September 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm The film, though irresponsible and reprehensible, did not lead to the death of the U.S. Ambassador in Libya. The tragedy was a direct result of a focused and directed terrorist attack combined with the failure of U.S. security measures that were in effect at the time. In the end, I am confident that our well trained and properly utilized covert special forces will exact a heavy penalty from those responsible. Our Muslim “friends” around the world have underestimated the strength, tenancity, character and will of our Nation. The “sleeping giant” lesson learned by our previous foes is not understood by those in power in the Islamic world but this will likely change as history continues to unfold. Gettysburg, Manassas, Antietam, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Hiroshima, Nagasaki,……….once the tipping point is reached, we will prevail. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Anglican Communion News Service] Leaders across the Anglican Communion have spoken out about The Innocence of Muslims, a film containing anti-Islam content that has so far triggered protests, violence and death in countries like Libya and Egypt.Both Anglican and Roman Catholic archbishops in New Zealand have condemned the film, its message and its promotion, alongside the Federation of Islamic Associations president and the city of Wellington’s Regional Jewish Council chairperson, Race Relations commissioner and local bishops.According to Anglican Taonga magazine, the group labelled the film (which openly defames the Islamic prophet Muhammad) as “irresponsible” and “inflammatory,” saying it was dishonestly made and presented, and designed to mislead, provoke hate, and cause harm.“We call on all faith communities in New Zealand to remain calm and to strive to foster mutual understanding, counter hate, and promote dialogue, within and between our communities,” they said.In the Middle East, the Most Rev. Mouneer Anis, president bishop of the Province of Jerusalem & the Middle East & bishop in Egypt (one of the countries directly affected by protest and violence), has said that the response to this film was out of proportion and led to the death of innocent people, like the U.S. ambassador in Libya. “We here made it clear that we Christians reject this kind of provocative film”, he said.As an attempt to avoid future hostility, Anis united with fellow bishops and has written a letter to Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general of the United Nations, asking for a declaration that outlaws “intentional and deliberate insulting or defamation of persons (such as prophets), symbols, texts and constructs of belief deemed holy by people of faith.”European Anglicans have also responded to the video. Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe denounced the film by issuing a statement from Paris on Sept. 17.“This crude bit of anti-Islam propaganda is nothing more than hate speech, and in France and several other European countries the producers would be facing charges. In the United States, it is famously illegal to cry “fire” in a crowded theater — freedom of speech does not cover every expression,” he said.Whalon, who is also a signatory to the Call and Commitment to Action of the Christian-Muslim Summits, urged religious leaders to continue to work together for calm, especially in those nations where Christians are a vulnerable minority.“The real purpose of this “film” seems to be to inflame Christians against Muslims in general by presenting hateful lies as fact. By depicting the Prophet in the worst possible terms, it also seems to have been created in the hope of inciting riots by angry Muslims. Sadly, this is its only success.”According to Whalon, those who planned and created the film would have much to answer for when they came before the judgment seat of God. He added that Christians and Muslims alike should continue to work to defeat attempts of extremists of every religion to create fear, hatred and violence. “Only love can cast out fear,” said Whalon.Earlier today, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced that French embassies and schools will have to be closed across 20 countries, after a French satirical magazine published cartoons mocking the prophet Muhammad. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 September 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm I agree with Bishop Pierre Whalon that hate speech designed specifically to inflame violent reactions cannot hide under the umbrella of freedom of speech and remain undenounced. The fact that the actors involved have stepped forward to express their regret that they were tricked by an unscrupulous individual to participate in this film, because they were lied to and hired under false pretenses, speaks volumes about the hate-filled intentions of the filmmaker. Rector Albany, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Peter Cabbiness says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC September 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm I am glad that the Anglican leaders have spoken their mind about it. The church is always a love group that runs counter to the hate groups. Both Christians and Muslims should work together to counter the forces of evil hiding behind their banners and using the name of God in vain. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL September 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm I am glad the Anglican leaders at long last are saying CHRISTIANITY DOES NOT HATE ANOTHER RELIGION.For far too long, a two bit preacher with a world wide megaphone voice has been doing things and saying things that I think are despicable and that others find sacrilegious and blasphemous. Now, the oyster does have a pearl: the rantings of one has occasioned much interfaith work and understanding among the many in Alachua county (Gainesville area) Florida.I am SO GLAD WE ANGLICANS SPOKE UP Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Tarsila BurityPosted Sep 19, 2012 September 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm Are we getting ahead of ourselves here. How about condemning the violence and hatred by the radical Islamist before we blame it on some two bit internet movie clip. It’s kind of like blaming the victim rather than the perps. Aside of that there is more coming to light that a bunch of the violence was planned before the movie clip ever came out…some of it was as a demand to free the blind Sheik who first attempted to blow up the WTC in 1993. Again, let’s not blame the victim when radicals attack. 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News UpdatesKarnataka HC Seeks Better Explanation From NHAI For Affidavit Saying ‘Environment Protection Act Was Framed At Foreign Powers’ Instance’ Mustafa Plumber19 Jan 2021 5:09 AMShare This – x The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to entertain an application filed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), tendering unconditional apology and seeking to unconditionally withdraw the statement of objections, filed on January 4, wherein the authority made a bizarre statement that the Environment Protection Act, 1986, has been passed by the Parliament at the instance…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to entertain an application filed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), tendering unconditional apology and seeking to unconditionally withdraw the statement of objections, filed on January 4, wherein the authority made a bizarre statement that the Environment Protection Act, 1986, has been passed by the Parliament at the instance of foreign powers. A bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B A Patil said “We have perused IA filed by National Highways Authority of India, we find that compliance with various directions issued under the order dated Jan 11, has not been made and without making compliance hurriedly the present IA has been filed. The bonafides of NHAI will have to be tested based on compliance of directions issued under the order Jan 11.” During the hearing the bench orally said “Application does not contain a whisper about compliance of directions issued in para 14 and 15 and 20, of the order. As if NHAI feels it is above the law and it will not comply with any orders of the court.” Senior Advocate Uday Holla, appearing for the authority submitted that “What happened was because of urgency to file the statement of objections. The advocate prepared it and he signed it. Normal procedure is that they send it to the Head office, which vets it, it was not done. Normally, when there is a senior counsel appearing, he vets it that was also not done.” Following which the bench pointed out that the present application was filed by the same advocate. To which Holla submitted that “The advocate who was a retainer has now been terminated and the IA was prepared by him before the order was made available.” The bench responded by saying “This is no justification that order copy was not available. We never directed you to file IA in a specific time. Why should you file this IA.” To which Advocate Holla contended that it was to show bonafides and to show that we are not here to justify this (Statement of objection).” The bench reverted by saying “The manner in which the application is filed by the same advocate, shows lack of bonafide.” Holla even mentioned that the application was filed hurriedly. To which the court responded by saying “If application is filed hurriedly, in that hurry we will dismiss it also.” Following the remark, Holla said “I have seen the statement of objection, it is absolutely sacrilegious. I entirely bow down to what is falling from the lorshdips. If the matter is taken up next week, we will place everything on record as to what compliance we have done.” Chief Justice Oka then said “We are putting you to notice, of course we can’t prevent you from filing a better statement of objections, as you have to contest the matter on merits. But even if the bench permits, it will be subject to very heavy cost. In a lighter vein we are saying this, the quantum of cost will depend on the status of the party and the status of the counsel appearing for the party.” Advocate Holla then quoted “To err is human and to forgive is divine.” To which Justice Oka said “Our job is to show magnanimity, we can show magnanimity provided we are satisfied that the system is corrected. We are giving you a choice, to file a better application and let these officers pay a substantial amount by way of donation to any charitable organisation and produce receipts. We won’t impose cost on you.” The bench said “Sometimes we get the impression, this is not the first matter, that the statement of objection is drafted by contractors of NHAI. This is a classic case. Therefore we have said we want to know the procedure for drafting and filing the statement of objection.” It concluded by directing the Union of India to respond by stating what action they are going to take against NHAI for going to the extent of saying that a Law is enacted at the instance of foreign powers. The matter has been posted for further hearing on February 2. The Statement of objection filed on January 4, stated “Whereas the decisions were taken at the United Nations conference on the Human Environment held at Stockholm in June 1972, in which India participated to take appropriate steps for the protection and improvement of the Human environment. Hence the Act has been passed not only for the protection of the environment, but also at the instance of foreign powers.” The bizarre claim has been made in the statement of objection filed by R B Pekam, working as Deputy General Manager (T) in the regional office of the National Highways Authority of India, Bangalore. The reply was filed while opposing a petition filed by United Conservation Movement Charitable and Welfare Trust , through it advocate Prince Isac, challenging the notification dated August 22, 2013 issued by the MoEF &CC, which recommends exemption of EIA process for expansion of National Highways. The statement also stated that many NGOs are filing PILs at the instance of ‘foreign powers’. The statement read thus: “It is submitted that there are many organisations in India calling themselves as Environmental Action Groups and Human Rights Groups, such as Amnesty International etc, which are actively involved in attacking developmental projects and challenging the government policies and notifications and doing anti-national activities. There are many NGOs receiving funds from foreign sources and church funds in contraventions of laws.” The statement of objection has also alleged that NGO Wildlife First Trustee, filed a petition before the Apex court (Wp Civil 109/2008) and obtained a stay order from the apex court on the eviction of lakhs of so called scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers whose claims for forest land rights have been rejected under the Forest Rights Act of 2006. That such litigations are initiated with vested interest, individuals and groups with hidden aims and thereby discrimination against the respondent (NHAI). The Statement also says that there is a bar on the Courts under Section 22 of the Environment Protection Act from interfering with the action for the Central Government: “The petitioners are barred from challenging the impugned notification dated 22/08/2013 of the Ministry of Environment and Forest in so far as it relates to the amendment of National Highways as it I has been promulgated on practical grounds of permitting improvement and development of national highways. Under section 22 of Environment Protection Act there is a bar on courts from interfering with the action for the Central Government. ” Adding “It is submitted that though the bar generally applies to civil courts the decisions of the Central government are generally not interfered with on any challenge by vested interest groups and those inimical to public interest and also National Highways being improved or developed.” While opposing the petition a peculiar stand is also taken by NHAI stating that petition has quoted passages from books written by Duniway and Herrick 2011, Katz et all 2014, shows that the writ petition may have been filed at the instance of foreign vested interest. The affidavit reads thus: “The reference to foreign authors, Bruzineel 2004, slide etc all 2006, Chadwick et all 2006, in the para all show that the petitioner has relied on foreign authors and their books as material for targeting the respondents. It is well known that India is rising in the world economically, having achieved the status of having the 5th largest economy and certain western powers and India’s enemy neighbors are envious of and want to hit development projects of the central and state governments. As also create large scale public unrest and even funding them. The reference material extracted from the book of siddie, 2006 confirms the above view that vested interest may be involved.” To which the court had said “Only because petitioner has referred to and relied on what foreign authors have written the NHAI has drawn an inference that a vested interest may be involved.” In another paragraph the statement reads thus “The power under the Environment Protection Act is not only to restrict dangerous activities but also to permit harmless activities and operations as also those with minimal environment damage. Therefore it cannot be said that it is only to prevent control and abatement of environmental pollution.”Click Here To Download Application [Read Application]Next Story
The authorities begged the driver of that SUV to come forward and said he or she may have witnessed something vital to the case.“There are people out there that know what happened,” Dean said.Carson Mayor Albert Robles also spoke at the news conference, urging those with information on the “catastrophic” and “senseless crime” to “do the right thing.”“Share what information you know,” Robles pleaded, “so these killers are taken off the street.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Full Video: Two suspects approach from the bottom right of screen, approach the vehicle where the two victims are sitting in the driver and passenger reseats, on the upper left of screen. pic.twitter.com/bnLrAgTvEf— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 15, 2020 Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Two teenagers were sitting in a car with their friends when they were shot dead in a “senseless crime” in Los Angeles, and now authorities are pleading with the public to help find their killers.A $30,000 reward was offered Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those behind the slayings of Erin Lavender, 19, and Dalelaja Hearn, 17.It was Dec. 15, 2019, just before 9 p.m., when Lavender and Hearn were sitting in a car with three friends outside a home in Carson, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office.That’s when two suspects walked toward them, and one of the suspects aimed inside the car, firing “indiscriminately,” said sheriff’s homicide Lt. Brandon Dean, citing surveillance video.Lavender, who was in the driver’s seat, and Hearn, who was in the front passenger seat, were both struck, said Dean. One of the surviving friends saw they had been hit, jumped in the driver’s seat and rushed them to a hospital, he said.These “two innocent young women” were “just beginning their lives,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference on Wednesday.Lavender was a college student while Hearn was in high school. Dean said both were “avid” softball players.A motive is not known. There’s “no reason to believe why any of the five of them were a target of this violence,” Dean said.But authorities do have one lead.Surveillance video captured a light-colored SUV drive past the suspects and stop in the area for about one minute.
Written by March 23, 2019 /Sports News – National Robert Kraft ‘truly sorry’ for not meeting ‘higher standard’ in wake of sex scandal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMaddie Meyer/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, said in a statement on Saturday that he is “truly sorry” for getting caught up in an investigation into sex trafficking arising from his visits to a Florida spa, where authorities charge he twice solicited sexual favors for money earlier this year.“I am truly sorry,” Kraft wrote in the statement. “I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard.”Kraft also described his “extraordinary respect for women” and cited the spirit of his late wife, Myra Kraft, who died in 2011 of ovarian cancer after 48 years of marriage.“Throughout my life, I have always tried to do the right thing. The last thing I would ever want to do is disrespect another human being. I have extraordinary respect for women; my morals and my soul were shaped by the most wonderful woman, the love of my life, who I was blessed to have as my partner for 50 years.”“As I move forward, I hope to continue to use the platform with which I have been blessed to help others and to try to make a difference. I expect to be judged not by my words, but by my actions. And through those actions, I hope to regain your confidence and respect.”Kraft has been charged by Palm Beach prosecutors with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution for allegedly visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida on two occasions earlier this year and paying for sexual favors from the massage parlor’s staff. Two dozen other men caught up in the probe were similarly charged.Authorities set up hidden cameras at the spa as part of a larger investigation into sex trafficking and, according to Jupiter police detectives, obtained video evidence of all of the suspects participating in the alleged sexual acts.Kraft chose to reject a deferred prosecution agreement offered this week to all of the men charged, which would not have required him to plead guilty to any charges, a source close to Kraft told ABC News on Wednesday.Kraft’s attorneys have been engaged in negotiations with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office for much of this week, sources told ABC News, though it does not appear that any deal has been reached to date.Defense attorneys for the National Football League (NFL) team owner reportedly believe that a search warrant that allowed investigators to install hidden cameras inside the spa’s massage rooms was improperly obtained, and note among other things that an investigation premised on probing alleged human trafficking at the Orchids spa has yet to lead to any trafficking charges.“We have looked into it, we’ve looked at the charges brought, looked at the evidence, and there is zero evidence of human trafficking,” defense attorney William Burck told the New York Times.The billionaire team owner has reportedly been deeply distressed by the charges and the subsequent publicity.Several unidentified friends of Kraft told the New York Times this weekend that even a month after being charged, he still “breaks down in tears when discussing the situation.”Triple threatSince his name first surfaced last month in connection with the lengthy investigation into sex trafficking at Florida massage parlors, the veteran Patriots owner is facing a trio of threats — drawing scrutiny from the courts, the NFL and the public at large.If he is cleared of the criminal charges, he could still face censure from the NFL, and if he survives that, he still faces the possibility of potentially embarrassing video of himself at the massage parlor being leaked, or even publicly released under some potential outcomes.The investigation involved dozens of law enforcement officials from numerous agencies as well their counterparts in criminal courts system. Access to such evidence is naturally more vulnerable to misuse the more hands it passes through, defense attorneys and law enforcement officials told ABC News this week.Kraft’s made his statement the day before the NFL team owners’ annual gathering on Sunday in Phoenix — a collection of peers whose judgment on Kraft’s misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution charges could prove equally if not more impactful than any criminal court.NFL Commissioner Roger Godell has punished Kraft’s Patriots more severely than any other franchise during his tenure, according to ESPN. He fined them $250,000, and coach Bill Belichick $500,000, for spying on an opponent’s defensive signals in 2007. He fined the Patriots $1 million, stripped them of two draft choices and suspended quarterback Tom Brady as part of the 2015 “Deflategate” investigation.Even without pleading guilty, league policy states that Kraft could still subject to league penalties, according to ESPN.“It is not enough simply to avoid being found guilty of a crime. We are all held to a higher standard and must conduct ourselves in a way that is responsible, promotes the values of the NFL, and is lawful.”Earlier this week, a coalition of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking survivor networks wrote a letter calling on Goodell to investigate criminal charges against Kraft and if found to be true to strip him of ownership of the Super Bowl champions franchise, according to a letter released by the coalition on Tuesday.No dealThe proposed pre-trial diversion offer would have required Kraft to either acknowledge guilt or admit that he would have been proven guilty at trial, according to the spokesperson for the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office, Mike Edmondson.The Patriots team owner has pleaded not guilty and opted for a non-jury trial before a judge, while assembling a powerhouse team of high-profile Florida criminal defense attorneys.While Kraft is currently facing a statutory maximum of one year in jail, if he were to have accepted the plea agreement, the misdemeanor charges would have been dropped.As part of the statute, Kraft would have had to perform 100 hours of community service, attend a class on the dangers of prostitution and pay a $5,000 fine per count, according to Edmondson.The deal was offered to Kraft and 24 other men charged in the case, though it remained unclear by Saturday if any of the men had accepted the deal.Public records?Depending on the outcome of the case, a key law enforcement figure in the investigation said he believes the alleged video evidence could eventually be publicized.Earlier this week, lawyers for Kraft and 14 of the 24 other men charged in the investigation filed a joint motion seeking a protective order to keep evidence in the case from being released – including hidden camera video of the men in the massage parlor rooms.But prosecutors “declined to agree to the protective order,” Kraft attorney William Burck told the New York Post.“We’ve been surprised and disappointed that the state attorney did not sign on to the protective order, because it is a standard procedure in a criminal case.”The Florida sheriff whose department is overseeing the multi-county investigation told CNBC this week that he expects the video evidence could eventually be released publicly.“I do think ultimately they are probably going to get released,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said on Thursday, one day after Kraft’s attorneys filed the motion for the protective order over the evidence.“Once a case is over, it’s not an ongoing investigation,” Snyder said. “There has to be a specific reason not to release a public record. And the fact that there is sexual activity is not an exemption.”With the case ongoing, the video will remain under seal, Snyder told the financial news channel.“The question is if they plead guilty and the case goes away, will it be subject to public record?” Snyder said. “I think the answer is yes.”The allegations against Kraft came three weeks after the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams to win the team’s sixth Super Bowl title.This year marks the 25th anniversary of Kraft’s then-NFL record $172 million purchase of the Patriots in 1994.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Home » News » Nested wins £37m more funding to expand out of London previous nextNested wins £37m more funding to expand out of LondonAgent that pays vendors up to 97% of asking price to help break chains gets record funding.Nigel Lewis23rd October 201701,888 Views Nested, the estate agent that advances up to 97% of a vendor’s asking price before they sell, has raised £36m in funding from venture capitalists.This is the largest funding round in Europe to date this year for a proptech firm and, added to the £11 million it has already raised during the past 18 months, Nested has so far raised £47 million to fund its unusual mix of bridging-loan style finance and estate agency sales.Billed as the agency that ‘helps you buy your new home before you’ve sold your old one’, Nested received it latest round of cash from a German VC called Global Founders Capital and now claims to have guaranteed “tens of millions of pounds” for vendors.It also says it will be selling between five and ten percent of all London’s property for sale “in the next year”.Launched in January this year, the extra funding is down to the firm’s “aggressive growth” in London, although it is planning to use the new cash to move out into the rest of the UK soon.On Rightmove the company has 84 listings of which six are listed as sold STC and 19 as under offer.Nested works by offering vendors between 95% and 97% of their property’s value up front in cash, enabling them to get on with buying their next home, and then sells their home after which, minus its fees, the rest of the money is then passed on.The company, which bills itself as a ‘property chain breaker’, was founded by Go Cardless founder Matt Robinson (pictured, above), Phil Cowans of music fan site Songkick and architect James Turford.Matt Robinson says 90% of its customers are vendors who have been unable to sell their homes through conventional sales agents.“Anyone who has ever sold a home in the U.K. knows that the system is broken,” says Matt.“We fully anticipate being people’s preferred way to sell their home in the coming years. “Based on current demand, we expect to be doing 1% of London home sales in the next few months and 5-10% in the next year.”Phil Cowans James Turford Nested Matt Robinson October 23, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
College InformationThe College of Fine Arts and Design is a center of excellence forthe arts and design, as well as a center of innovation forimproving and promoting arts education. Founded in 2001, thecollege combines the experience of Oklahoma’s oldest publiceducational institution with groundbreaking thinking about the roleof the arts on the 21st century. The College of Fine Arts andDesign nurtures leadership qualities in students, thus expandingthe scope and qualities of their career opportunities. Theinstitution’s emphasis is on student-centered education. thiscommitment to excellence provides students the opportunity tointeract and work closely with our more than 100 outstanding fulland part-time faculty members who are dedicated to developing theartist, scholar, creative professional, educator, citizen andleader as a whole. With more than 200 performing and visual artsevents every year, the college provides students from a variety ofacademic disciplines and programs to come together to viewexhibits, attend special events, experience performances, takeclasses and discuss their work, and ultimately learn to bothspecialize and think from a global perspective. The College of FineArts and Design currently has six academic units, the Department ofArt, Department of Dance, School of Design, Department of TheatreArts, School of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music andspecialized accreditations from National Association of Schools ofMusic (NASM), National Association of Schools of Art and Design(NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).For further information see our website ttp://www.uco.edu/cfad .Position SummaryInstructor provides a quality learning experience for students.Instructor faculty perform instruction-related duties andresponsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with themission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationshipof the Instructor faculty member to the student is one of teacherand facilitator of learning.Department Specific Essential Job FunctionsTeach Musical Theatre I (introductory course), Musical Theatre II,Musical Theatre V (scene study); other musical theatrecourses—Acting for Musical Theatre; Interview and Audition; MusicalTheatre Directing I & II, History of Musical Theatre, Musictheatre Performance Workshop—as assigned. Direct and/or choreographMainStage musicals and revues. Recruit and advise musical theatremajors.Scope/SupervisionReport to the School of Music Director and Dean of the College ofFine Arts and Design.QualificationsQualifications/Experience RequiredAn earned Master’s degree awarded by a regionally accredited orinternationally recognized institution in the field specified inthe position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Qualifications/Experience PreferredTerminal degree and/or professional equivalency.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities RequiredProfessional experience in directing and teaching. Candidates mustbe committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrateeffective leadership and teamwork skills. Willingness to teach in avariety of instructional formats (in-person, hybrid, online) asnecessary and appropriate.Physical DemandsReasonable accommodations may be made, upon request, to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.