Additional Information:Adjunct faculty positions are ongoing pooled positions and as such,applications are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by thedepartment when openings become available. To be considered for aposition, candidates must complete the online application andprovide the following documents: unofficial transcripts based onthe requirements of the position, cover letter and CV or resume.Official transcripts must be provided within 30-days of hire date.If transcripts are from an international institution, it is theresponsibility of the prospective applicant to have the transcriptstranslated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator. Requisition ID: req2976Job Title: Adjunct – Aviation Maintenance Technology(Pool)Department: Engineering & Transport TechLocation: SW Center at Bolton FieldEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: HourlyCompensation: $52.88 per contact hourSchedule: Mondays – Fridays; Day and Evening hoursThe CollegeCommunity colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforceneeds and make higher education an affordable reality. There hasnever been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus onstudent success and a partnership mindset have established ColumbusState as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, anda premier community college that is changing the nation’s educationand workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, severalregional learning centers and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. The College is also a proud partner to over 40 highschools in the Central Ohio area to create pathways from highschool to college that encourage qualified young people to earndual credit – high school and college credit – while they are stillin high school.Columbus State employees benefit from an engaging, collaborative,and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. Ouradjunct faculty enjoy competitive compensation and professionaldevelopment opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that thediversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of ourstudents and region. We are proud to be a central part of acommunity that embraces differences and celebrates the manycultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.The CityColumbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and morethan 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquartersof multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’sfastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences,dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s whyCentral Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, bothprofessionally and personally.Core Competencies RequiredProfessionalism, Quality Focus, Managing Work, Communication,Continuous Improvement, Guiding Interactions,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Positive Approach, Collaboration,Planning & OrganizingPosition SummaryThe Adjunct – Aviation Maintenance position provides qualityinstruction and maintains a positive learning environment in theclassroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting andevaluating students. The Adjunct role provides instruction andmonitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assignedbythe Department Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbentmust exhibit strong organizational skills and the ability tomultitask while engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.Essential Job FunctionsIn conjunction with the Engineering & Transport Technologydepartment’s policies, teaches assigned courses as scheduled andassumes primary responsibility for and exercises oversight of thecurriculum in conjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuringboth the rigor of programs and the quality of instruction.Considers individual differences of students in order to design andsupport a range of appropriate learning activities. Participates inthe identification of students with academic or other needs andresponds by utilizing an appropriate resource. Uses technology in amanner appropriate to the nature and objectives of courses andprograms and communicates clearly to students the expectationsconcerning the use of such technology. Keeps accurate andappropriate records in accordance with departmental policies.Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely,and in accordance with established policies and procedures of theCollege, and communicates progress feedback as well as otherrelevant information to students throughout the semester.Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporatesdepartmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques tomeasure students’ performance in achieving course goals andobjectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, LeadInstructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.Creates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active andcollaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, studentand faculty interaction, and support for learners. Maintains postedoffice hours in accordance with departmental and policies of theCollege. Uses technology to assist in communication with students.Encourages a sense of community among students for learning bothinside and outside the classroom.Advises potential or current students within the discipline aboutthe program, career, or transfer options available to assist withdegree completion. Refers students to appropriate student andacademic support services available at the College or in thecommunity.Other Duties and ResponsibilitiesAttend all department meetings and required trainings. Regular,predictable, and punctual attendance is required.Usual Physical RequirementsWhile performing duties of this job, the employee regularlyexhibits digital dexterity when entering information into computer.The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periodsof time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and bytelephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbsor balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employeeoccasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 30 pounds.Working ConditionsTypical office and classroom environment. Regular exposure tomoderate noise typical to business offices. This position islocated at the Bolton Field facility.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of: data analysis and application to operationalbusiness decisions; online instruction techniques and methods;Microsoft Office; Blackboard; internet research; onlinecommunication and record-keeping.Skill in: providing quality instruction; learningtechnologies and the use multi-media technology to enhance studentlearning; instructional planning and presentation; incorporatingcritical thinking, effective communication and other generaleducation outcomes in course content; effective time management;proficiency with online communication record-keeping.Ability to: effectively communicate and use interpersonalskills; create engaging learning environments that respect a widevariety of viewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of adiverse student population, socio-economic, cultural and ethnicbackgrounds and students with disabilities; work independentlywithout ongoing direct supervision; meet deadlines; perform studentlearning outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitive information,including FERPA.Minimum Qualifications:Four (4) years’ industry experience in aviation maintenancetechnology field. Current Airframe & Powerplant Certification.State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrable ability togain access to work site(s).
PRETORIA, South Africa (Reuters) – Debutant Lungi Ngidi took six wickets as South Africa defeated India by 135 runs to claim victory in the second Test in Pretoria yesterday and also win the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match contest.Seamer Ngidi, 21, recorded figures of 6-39, his best in first-class cricket, as South Africa bowled out India for 151 just before lunch.India are the top-ranked side in Test cricket according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings with South Africa second, though the Proteas will not be able to overhaul the sub-continent side even with a 3-0 series win.The third Test starts at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on January 24.“It took a lot of hard work and was one of the harder Test matches in terms of what you had to put in,” South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said at the post-match presentation.“Bowling was tough, batting was tough, but over the five days I thought we were on top most of the time.”India resumed the final day on 35 for three chasing a victory target of 287, having been dealt a huge blow the evening before when Ngidi bagged the wicket of captain Virat Kohli (5).Their slender hopes were dealt a further set-back when Cheteshwar Pujara (19) became the first Indian player ever to be run-out twice in a Test.Ngidi had a hand in that too as he chased the ball down to the boundary and stopped a four, with his cut-back to AB de Villiers allowing for a bullet throw to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock that saw Pujara short.Pujara had also been run-out first ball in the first innings and has now been involved in six of India’s last eight run-outs in Tests.It would start a procession of wickets as Parthiv Patel (19) picked out Morne Morkel on the fine leg boundary off Kagiso Rabada (3-47), with the big fast bowler pulling off a magnificent catch on the run.Hardik Pandya (6) was caught by de Kock off Ngidi, before the seamer also induced an edge from Ravichandran Ashwin (3) to the wicketkeeper to leave India reeling at 87 for seven.Rohit Sharma (47) took the attack to the bowlers before he was magnificently caught at fine leg by de Villiers off Rabada attempting a hook.The innings wrapped up quickly after that, as Mohammed Shami (28) was caught by Morkel off Ngidi and Jasprit Bumrah spooned a catch to Vernon Philander at mid-off to hand the youngster his sixth wicket and debut match figures of 7-90.“We thought the wicket was really flat to play on, it was quite surprising,” Kohli said. “We tried our best but South Africa were better than we in every department, especially fielding.”SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 335INDIA 1st innings 307 SOUTH AFRICA 2nd innings 258INDIA 2nd innings (overnight 35 for 3)Murali Vijay b Kagiso Rabada 9Lokesh Rahulc Keshav Maharaj b Lungi Ngidi 4Cheteshwar Pujara run-out AB de Villiers 19Virat Kohli lbw Lungi Ngidi 5Parthiv Patel c Morne Morkel b Kagiso Rabada 19Rohit Sharma c AB de Villiers b Kagiso Rabada 47Hardik Pandya c Quinton de Kock b Lungi Ngidi 6Ravichandran Ashwin c Quinton de Kock b Lungi Ngidi 3 Mohammed Shami c Morne Morkel b Lungi Ngidi 28Ishant Sharma not out 4Jasprit Bumrah c Vernon Philander b Lungi Ngidi 2Extras: (b-4, w-1) 5Total: (all out, 50.2 overs) 151 Fall of wickets : 1-11, 2-16, 3-26, 4-49, 5-65, 6-83, 7-87, 8-141, 9-145.Bowling: Philander 10-3-25-0, Rabada 14-3-47-3, Ngidi 12.2-3-39-6, Morkel 8-3-10-0 (w-1), Maharaj 6-1-26-0.
Guyana/Venezuela controversy…calls on Govt to be more open, honest with citizens on key developmentsThe threat to Guyana’s territorial sovereignty from its neighbour, Venezuela is very real and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday called on the David Granger Administration to demonstrate more openness, honesty and transparency when divulging information to the citizenry about key developments related to the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy.Jadgeo, still to date Guyana’s longest serving former Head of State and President, told reporters on Thursday that he has received very credible information from aOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeosource which justifies his position.He said he strongly feels that Government is also aware of this potential treat and is urging the Administration to keep Guyanese abreast with these developments.“The last time I pointed out the need to balance out confidentiality with the need to keep the public informed. As a former President of Guyana I am always conscious of that balance,” he said.However, Jagdeo reiterated that there has been an enhanced threat at the borders and the Government has not been forthcoming on the issue, even though they have information about it.“Somehow many people misinterpreted what I said to mean that I was talking about the gangs and I was speaking about an enhanced threat from the state of Venezuela,” he explained.The former Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces continued, “And whilst we have to ensure that our communities are protected from gangs, I think the Government has available all the analysis.“I don’t want to speak about it, but I have received some of the information from other sources that lead me to believe that there is a real enhanced to our nation and its sovereignty.”Jagdeo said the matter should not just be discussed among Cabinet member and the Government should threat this matter as one that “belongs to them.”Rather, he said that if Guyana is to suffer from an act of aggression then it will be the people of the country not just the military, even though in his opinion, the military is not strong enough.President David Granger recently visited villages in Region One (Barima-Waini) that are bordered by Venezuela, where 24-hour security posts were established by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).During his visit to Kaikan, which the President described as a “frontline” village, he said “I have come here with a promise to ensure that Kaikan is fully integrated into Guyana.Have no fear, if we are united, we will prevail. We will be able to live in a strong, secure and stable country… Frontier communities are guardians of Guyana’s territorial integrity and national security. They are our first line of defence against any attempt at incursions and invasions.”The President, according to a release from the Department of Public Information, told the villagers that while the Army and the Police will intensify their efforts to ensure their safety, they have a significant role to play as they are the eyes and ears on the ground.“In weeks and months to come, I am asking you to join the People’s Militia, we are not making war with anyone but I want you to be prepared… My brothers and sisters, we have to protect ourselves… People bring illegal guns into the country and they commit crimes with those illegal guns, unregistered guns. These crimes make us feel very unsafe… We can’t only rely on the Police; we have to look after our own families, our own communities,” the President said. Prior to this meeting, the President met with villagers of Whitewater which is also bordering Venezuela and made similar sentiments. Whitewater is also benefiting from 24-hour security from the GDF. The Guyana/Venezuela border controversy was recently referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by the United Nations after relations between the two countries reached an all-time low when US oil giant ExxonMobil discovered oil on Guyana’s shores.Venezuela, which is going through a political and economic crisis, is laying claim to the County of Essequibo that covers about two-thirds of Guyana’s territory and the waters off its coast.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth was presented with a gold medallion minted in honour of the late Nelson Mandela as she paid a visit to South Africa’s exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show in London in May. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) exhibit, incorporating a unique tribute to Mandela, was awarded a Silver Gilt medal at the show’s opening on Tuesday. The innovative exhibit, “In Harmony with Nature”, had already attracted much interest from media, celebrities and the Royal family on preview day. The Queen made the South Africa exhibit the first stop of her traditional tour of the show. Sanbi communications director Lihle Dlamini and Alan Demby, chairman of the SA Gold Coin Exchange, presented the Queen with the commemorative medallion, bearing Mandela’s image on the obverse and Mandela’s Gold Strelitzia on the reverse. “Exhibiting at this ‘Olympics’ of flower shows is one of the major tourism opportunities to promote South Africa and its rich natural biodiversity and cultural heritage and, with more than 150 000 visitors to the show over the next four days, the South African stand is always a major attraction,” Sanbi said in a statement. The South Africa exhibit pays homage to Madiba with a vertical stone gabion memorial wall, inset with a pixel portrait of Nelson Mandela created from everlasting organic material in a palette of eight natural colours. The display, which features dioramas of four different habitats, “shows clearly how Sanbi is achieving its mandate across the country by championing our exceptionally rich, life-sustaining biodiversity through exploration, conservation, sustainable use, appreciation and enjoyment for all South Africans,” Sanbi said. “South Africa occupies only 0.8% of the world’s land area’ yet is home to nearly 3% of the world’s plants and approximately 7% of its reptiles, birds and mammals. This makes South Africa the third most biodiverse country in the world (following Indonesia and Brazil).” SAinfo reporter
This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. In most regions of North America, electric-resistance space heating is expensive to operate. Since air-source heat pumps use only 33% to 50% as much electricity as electric-resistance heaters, most homeowners who want to heat their homes with electricity specify air-source heat pumps.That said, there may be a good reason to include some electric resistance heat in your home: for example, if your house is very small and well insulated; if you live somewhere with low electricity rates; if your house is equipped with a large photovoltaic (PV) system; if you want to supplement the output of an air-source heat pump on the coldest nights of the year; or if you want to make your bathroom a little more comfortable.There are many ways to provide electric-resistance heat: you can install electric-resistance baseboard units, electric-resistance wall panel heaters, electric-resistance cove heaters, or an electric boiler connected to a hydronic distribution system. In this article, I’ll focus on another type of electric-resistance heat: electric-resistance cables or mats installed under flooring (usually tiles). The most common place to install this type of heat is in a bathroom.If someone in your family likes the feeling of a warm bathroom floor, and you don’t mind the operating cost for a small amount of electric-resistance heating, you may be thinking of installing electric-resistance heating cables under your bathroom flooring. Is this a good idea?Opinions vary widely on this point. Suffice it to say that electrically heated bathroom floors aren’t a total energy disaster, and many people like them.How much electricity will it take to heat your bathroom floor? The answer, of course, is “it depends.”A typical installation draws from 12 watts to 15 watts per square foot. Let’s start with some assumptions:When operating, the floor draws 480 watts, so the… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… When Is A Search Box Not A Search Box?Microsoft made an odd choice by including what looks like a search box at the top of each page. It’s not. Instead, typing in a topic there creates a post, using that word as the first search term.And creating content is where Socl shines. Yes, Pinterest focuses on images as well. But creating a post on Socl takes just seconds: add a headline, search Bing for images, links or videos, and drag them over to the posting box. Microsoft and Fuse have put themselves on the cutting edge here, and Facebook feels old and tired by comparison.Each photo layout is the same, however: one main image, with several smaller ones. Each picture will resize itself to fit in, with some dynamic reorganization in places to maintin the relative alignment and photo format. There’s a limit, though, of about three small square photo icons, and about fifteen rows. While you can add movie links, clicking on the icon for the “Prometheus” trailer I added took me to the Yahoo page it was housed in, rather than playing the video directly from the page. Related Posts Socl’s “Firehose” Makes It Worth A VisitIn general, Socl is worth a visit. If you understand that nothing you post on Socl is truly private, it’s a bit of a rush. Yes, we’ll probably see the spammers drop in. Some marginally risque photos have already surfaced, although users can flag such content as inappropriate. And each picture is too big; I’d like the option to shrink things down to a more pleasing size.But Socl offers something that other social networks don’t: the chance to ride the firehose. To be carried along by every user that publishes something to the system. Compare that with Quora, which absolutely refuses to let you in unless you sign up for the system, and then wants to provide you only with content your friends care about.I hate that. I like to break free occasionally, to cast myself in the raging torrent of serendipity and encounter things I never knew existed. Will I be able to grab hold, and establish a clique of content providers like I have on Twitter? I don’t know. But for right now, I’m enjoying the uncertainty. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Microsoft’s Socl social network, now open to all, is big, bright and beautiful. And perhaps just a bit too much of each.Although Socl became available in May to students, Microsoft employees, and some VIPs, this week Microsoft opened up the site to the world at large. Socl still identifies itself as “beta.so.cl,” perhaps indicating that it’s not quite completed. But in a hands-on with the new site on Wednesday, I encountered no bugs, and every feature the site promised, it delivered.The Casual Social NetworkWhat is Socl? Think of it as a casual social network, like Pinterest, but more verbose. And with some elements of Google+ thrown in for good measure. Basically, Socl makes it extremely easy to share Web pages, images and videos you’ve found on the Web (with Microsoft’s Bing search engine, of course), and even like them with a “Smile” icon. And while there’s a dash of the “Metro-style” typography from Windows 8, it’s neither obtrusive nor one of the primary design elements. Remember, Socl was originally designed by Fuse Labs, part of Microsoft’s research arm.Socl opens by asking you if you’d like to log in with your Facebook or Microsoft account. While there isn’t an option to sign in with just a user name or password, Microsoft reassures you that the site will never post on your timeline without your permission. (I turned my Facebook privacy settings for the associated Socl app to “just me,” just in case.) However, if you sign in via Microsoft, the Socl VNext app will view your name, email, gender and contact list, including the email addresses of your friends. That might seem a bit offputting, until you realize that many other social networks, including Google+, does the same. Parties Aren’t Any FunIf you want to share videos, “Parties” may be a better choice. At this point, “Parties” is a vague enough term that I suspect this tab will be beefed up in the future; I suspect it will eventually include Google Hangout-style video chats, powered by Microsoft’s Skype.For now, however, Parties is the place to loop videos, and where others can drop in to join them. But it doesn’t work very well.Instead of a collaborative, living-room feel, Parties feels like an art installation, where a film loop plays in a darkened room. People drop in, holding a virtual glass of champagne, mutter something about Bauhaus and butterflies, and depart. Even though Microsoft allows users to post images from Google’s YouTube, the controls are gone: you can’t pause, rewind, fast-forward or even put the video into a full-screen mode. It’s nearly useless, especially for long-form content. A privacy page offers you the ability to control notifications, and erase all content from the system. But keep in mind – and for privacy nuts, this is paramount – what you post will be seen, at least for a few seconds, by the entire world, and who ever searches for it. Socl is far more consistent with Mark Zuckerberg’s concept of “everything is shared” than Facebook is.Right In The Thick Of ItAfter signing in, Socl drops you into the thick of it: the front page. As far as I can tell, every post made to the site ends up here, although just for a second or two: As you’ll quickly notice, each post – dominated by a picture or pictures – takes up at least a third or half of the available space. Combine that with the frequency that others post, and your “Hello World!” introduction won’t last long. Make it interesting enough, however, and you’ll pick up your first Followers.Yep, Followers.Like Twitter, you can follow who you like, and a “People” page shows some of the most popular users, including those you’ve chosen to follow and those who follow you. At this early stage, there’s a disproportionate number of Microsoft employees, but the looky-loos from the Internet at large may soon alleviate that. I was disappointed by the lack of an easy option to follow a user who had added an interesting post, however. I had to click into the post, then to the user’s profile page, and then add him – not as convenient as I would have liked.At this point, you’ll probably feel overwhelmed. If so, it might be worth heading to the “Interests” tab, where you’ll be able to narrow down your search. At the top of the page, picture-driven categories like “Tech” and “Music” appear, and you’re always welcome to search for a topic using the small magnifying glass icon to the middle right. 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While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. While the Jayhawks basketball team continues to win the Big 12 year, after year, after year, the Kansas football team is off to another disappointing start. David Beaty’s Jayhaws sit at 1-5 (0-3 in the Big 12) as the Cowboys come to town to play a Kansas team that has only won once in 2016, a 55-6 win over Rhode Island.Beaty is off to a 1-17 start at one of the hardest jobs in college football, and has yet to win a Big 12 conference game. Kansas did play TCU very well two weeks ago, eventually falling 24-23, but followed that up with a 49-7 blistering at the hands of the Baylor Bears last week.Oklahoma State will come into the game well rested off their bye week, and will look to get the second half of the season started right against the worst team in the Big 12. However, the last two trips to Lawrence have been anything but cakewalks.In 2012, the Cowboys barely hung on in a rain-soaked monsoon, 20-14, against the Charlie Weis-lead Jayhawks. Then in 2014, the Cowboys’ last trip to Lawrence, they survived in a 27-20 win. Overall, the Cowboys lead the all-time series with Kansas 35-29-2. Let’s take a look at a few numbers to know for Kansas-Close Calls Aside, Mike Gundy Owns KansasThe Cowboys have won seven in a row against the Jayhawks and 12 out of 13 overall. The only time Mike Gundy has lost to the Jayhawks came in 2007 the year that Kansas beat Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. The Cowboys are a 24-point favorite this year, and if they remember to set their alarms for that 11 AM kickoff, should walk to a fairly straight forward victory.Justice Hill Has Another Opportunity For A Big DayKansas has struggled to stop the run in 2016, allowing 197.2 yards per game on the ground, good for 95th in the NCAA. Justice Hill’s mini-streak of 100-yard games came to an end against Iowa State, but still picked up 57 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown.The Cowboys need to establish the ground game early against Kansas, and Justice Hill should be in line to rebound in a big way this Saturday.Can the Cowboys get back in the polls?Oklahoma State received 51 votes in the AP poll last week, and look to be close to re-entering the top 25. A win over Kansas would make the Cowboys an incredible 50-6 against their last 56 unranked opponents.It’s a sign of how consistent the Cowboys have been under Mike Gundy, and proves the point- if the talent level is similar or in Mike Gundy’s favor, he’s a good bet to win.
It’s election day which means we are definitely not going to talk about who we’re voting for. What we’re going to do instead is talk about our nominations if you could only vote for former Oklahoma State players, coaches, administrators and boosters in this election (what a world that would be).Here are our nominees (president/vice president).Justin Southwell: Mike Gundy/Todd MonkenThis duo wins. I would’ve liked to have seen Monken stay longer and develop his recruits in that style of offense.I added some cabinet members for fun.Attorney General: JW WalshSpeaker of the House: Larry ReeceSecretary of State: John W. SmithSecretary of Treasury: Brandon WeedenSecretary of Defense: Brad UnderwoodSecretary of Health: Rob GlassSecretary of Energy: T. Boone PickensSecretary of Education: Russell OkungCaleb Deck: Mike Gundy/Mike HolderShoutout to cousin-in-law Ryan Nash for brainstorm with me!Talk about a leader and the peoples’ president with Mike Gundy. Winner, represents the program and school well, great catchphrases, and tough (see “I’m a man!” rant).Mike Holder fits the VP spot well. He can negotiate the back door deals necessary to keep things going. I may not always agree with him or like his personality but he gets the job done and is as loyal as anyone.Here are some bonus cabinet positions.Secretary of State: Burns HargisSecretary of Interior: Joe Bob ClementsSecretary of Defense: Tony AllenAttorney General: Thayer Evans TBDSecretary of Treasury: T. Boone PickensSecretary of Agriculture: Big CountrySecretary of Labor: Brad UnderwoodPress Secretary: Doug GottliebSecretary of Health and Human Development: Rob GlassKyle Boone: Mike Gundy/Boone PickensI like Gundy as my president because he has earned the utmost respect within the community; he was raised in a good family, never says a word, and occasionally cracks jokes that appeal to the younger demographic like myself.His mullet is hard proof that he’s willing to take a joke way too far to embarrass his children, and that’s a quality I can most certainly respect.The most successful era of Oklahoma State football wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of mega-booster and oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens.If something were to happen to Gundy that he would not be able to continue his duties as president, T. Boone would get his chance to run the organization, which I’m not so sure he secretly wants a crack at from time to time anyway. Good luck with OU!Commit to four more years! #GoPokes #okstate #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/Fr2TZQSRLH— Cowboy FB Recruiting (@CowboyFB_Elite) November 8, 2016Kyle Porter: Les Miles/Mike GundyGet the band back together! It was so hard not to pick Gundy for at least one position (like everyone else). Can you imagine the joint press conferences?Reporter: Why are your jobs numbers in a freefall?Gundy: That’s in-ack-u-rut.Reporter: I have the data right here.Gundy: That ain’t true!Meanwhile President Les balancing the budget would be spectacular. Now if we can somehow make it look like time is going to run out and the government is going to shut down while we still have a monstrous deficit, that’s when I do my best work. [entire cabinet resigns]Plus, we know how he feels about national holidays. We would finally get Fantasy Football Draft Day, MLB Opening Day and the first weekend of CFB as national holidays.The television interviews would be even better. An insanely hoarse Les: One of these countries is a great country and the other is the best country in the world! [Gundy stares deeply into camera like Jim from The Office while wondering if tucked-in hoodies are allowed at the State of the Union].My gosh, I want this. Also, this could hang in the Oval Office.There is only one choice for president and vice president tomorrow. Make America tuck its shirts and jackets in again. pic.twitter.com/30MWM5HFb2— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 7, 2016Kyle Cox: Barry Sanders/Thurman ThomasProbably the best running back duo in college football history. Sanders may be the greatest running back ever but Thomas is the Cowboys’ all-time leading rusher.Both were inducted into both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames. The choice is simple. You can’t find a pair more deserving. Plus they just sound like a presidential duo. Sanders. Thomas. Sanders/Thomas.Make your voice heard and cast your vote for Sanders/Thomas.Let us know who you would vote for below. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Oklahoma State throttled Colorado wire-to-wire in the Valero Alamo Bowl. It was an absolute blowout. A statement from start to finish. The celebration in San Antonio afterwards on the field was equally as impressive.Fireworks, balloons, Ramon Richards going bananas … it had a little bit of everything.This celebration will never stop pic.twitter.com/fgOLefKeCc— Dekota Gregory (@dekotagregory) December 30, 2016 Ramon Richards (@chief_vii), The #OKState King of Hype pic.twitter.com/h8oq3MdVzP— Dekota Gregory (@dekotagregory) December 30, 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl Champs!! #GoPokes #okstate https://t.co/wKAY8d3WG9— Cowboy FB Recruiting (@CowboyFB_Elite) December 30, 2016Many of the OSU players are from the San Antonio area. So to echo Dekota’s comment above, it’s pretty unlikely the party will stop anytime soon. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. On Thursday, the Big 12 released the schedule for this year’s conference media days. The event will take place July 17-18 in Frisco, Texas.Festivities kick off on Monday with Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas Tech. Oklahoma State will be featured on Tuesday, along with Texas, Baylor, Kansas State and West Virginia.That’s a good group of coaches for Mike Gundy to headline. We’ll get our first look at Tom Herman and Matt Rhule representing their respective schools. Bill Snyder is the elder statesman and should be his normal subdued self. And Dana will be Dana. I wrote about Gundy winning the room and I think he wins this one, even with a charismatic newcomer in Tom Herman.AdChoices广告Along with Gundy, Oklahoma State will be represented by Mason Rudolph, James Washington, Chad Whitener and punter/faux-Heisman dark horse Zach Sinor. This group features three returners from last year. Zach Sinor replaces Jordan Sterns who made the trip in 2016.Check out the full schedule and list of representatives below.Almost time for #Big12FB Media Days! ?? July 17-18 pic.twitter.com/bzmM3dAJTJ— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) July 6, 2017