Sign Language Interpreter Expert

first_imgNon-academic, non-classified Professional Experts are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified short-termemployees are at-will employees and have no entitlement rights toany position in the District. Professional Expert employment shallnot result in the displacement of Classified personnel.* Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Provides interpreter services. Interpreters facilitatecommunication between Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Deaf-Blind, andhearing consumers.Qualifications and Physical DemandsEducation and Experience:Level I – Entry level of a series. Beginning proficiency insign language (American Sign Language and/or Signed English). Ableto interpret non-complex, non-technical subject matterindependently on a limited basis as determined by the Director orrecognized evaluator; assists in the advancement of skill level andproficiency of services provided to deaf and hard of hearingstudents. Possession of the following certifications or equivalentcertification from the Educational Interpreter PerformanceAssessment (EIPA), Registry Interpreters of the Deaf (RID), orNational Association of the Deaf (NAD): Interpreting TrainingProgram (ITP) Certification, Educational Interpreters ProficiencyAssessment (EIPA).Level II – Mid level of a series. Intermediate levelclassification of the Interpreter series. Intermediate proficiencyin sign language (ASL and/or Signed English. The Interpreter IIwill interpret moderately complex, technical subject matter and isable to understand course content in major areas of study and worksindependently in select courses. Assist in the advancement of skilllevel or as deemed necessary by the Director. Assignments require athorough understanding of educational principles, techniques andpractices related to interpreter services. Possession of thefollowing certifications or equivalent certification from theEducational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), RegistryInterpreters of the Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf(NAD): Interpreting Training Program (ITP) Certification,Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA).Level III – Advanced level of a series. Fluency in bothinterpreting and transliterating in multiple classroom settingswith varying degrees of difficulty or other campus venues.Proficient in voice interpreting skills and is able to provideadvanced level of understanding of course content across collegecurriculum. Demonstrates conceptual understanding of the issues andproblems specific to deafness in education. Assignments are morecomplex interpreter assignments. Possession of the followingcertifications or equivalent certification from the EducationalInterpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), Registry Interpreters ofthe Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf (NAD): Registryof Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), National Association of theDeaf (NAD) Interpreting, Training Program (ITP) Certification,Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment (EIPA), NationalInterpreter Certification.Level IV – Expert skill level in providing interpreting andtransliterating services to the deaf and hard of hearing studentpopulation in all possible interpreting situations on a collegecampus or campus events. Possesses the ability to assess andaccommodate the deaf and hard of hearing students’ communicationneeds and facilitates communication across the college curriculumand related venues. Advocates for student access and possesses aworking knowledge of state and federal laws related to deafstudents in the post-secondary environment. Possession of thefollowing certifications or equivalent certification from theEducational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), RegistryInterpreters of the Deaf (RID), or National Association of the Deaf(NAD): Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), NationalAssociation of the Deaf (NAD) Interpreting, Training Program (ITP)Certification, Educational Interpreters Proficiency Assessment(EIPA), National Interpreter Certification.Conditions of EmploymentThis is a professional expert position. The District reserves theright to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based uponavailable funds. The effective dates of employment will be arrangedwith the supervisor.This is a recruitment for an applicant POOL to filltemporary/short-term assignments on an as-needed basis. Departmentsor Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file to filltemporary/short-term assignments as the need arises. Applicationswill remain in the pool for one year. You will be contacted by thehiring manager should the department/division be interested inscheduling an interview. Please do not call the Office of HumanResources regarding the status of your application .Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. The hours of work andeffective date of employment will be arranged with thesupervisor.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for thisopportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. Acomplete application packet includes:A complete Coast Community College District OnlineEmployment Application.Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (pleaseprovide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as theywill be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualifiedcandidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not pasteyour resume, put ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’, or leave blank).A current Resume (as a separate attachment – PDFrecommended).Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation. DefinitionUnder general supervision, the Professional Expert providesassistance and support in accordance with assignments anddirections from the supervisor. Professional Experts:Have specialized knowledge or expertise not generally requiredof or found in the classifications established by theDistrict.Must be specially trained, experienced, or competent to performexpert services.Are used on a temporary basis for a specific project orprojects.Terms of employment will be described in the ProfessionalExpert Agreementlast_img read more

Oxford provides online learning resources for school students

first_imgThe University states that visits to the site had increased by 43% in the first weeks of lockdown, and that more than 8,900 of these visits were from first time users. Since the start of lockdown, more engagement has been noted from rural areas, and more remote regions, such as the Isle of Man.  Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay Oxford’s Department of Education aims to “contribute to all phases of public education in the UK and internationally” with its research and services. It has collated a large selection of materials to help parents home-school their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Oxford University runs a digital outreach portal Oxplore, which offers an accessible look at “Big Questions” aimed at 11-18-year-olds through quizzes, exercises and activities. Questions include “Does a god exist?”, “Can war be a good thing?”, “Does it matter who you love?” and “Should healthcare be free?”. Although designed for use by young people, Oxplore has produced resources for parents hoping to engage their children in lockdown, and is running livestream events to discuss new topics.  Oxford University Press has also created an online portal for those in all stages of education in lockdown, aiming to provide “expert advice, resources and tailored guidance to support children’s learning”. Its “Oxford Owl” service offers activities and material for teaching primary school age pupils in particular.  Oxford University is providing resources to help children learn while schools are closed. The Department of Education is providing online home-schooling resources and Oxplore, a digital learning portal, has seen significantly increased traffic.  In addition to its existing resources, Oxplore has adapted to the current climate by expanding their content. In a post on their outreach blog, Sarah Wilkin, Outreach Officer at Oxford University, wrote that “in the next few weeks, the Oxplore team will be posting mini-challenges for 11-18 year olds to complete using oxplore.org”, with the aim that these activities will “give students the opportunity to practise key skills used in university study such as building an argument, summarising information, and producing a creative response to a source.” Dr Samina Khan, Oxford’s Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, commented in a statement: “We want to target these resources in particular to those students from disadvantaged backgrounds,” to offer support and guidance whilst learning from home.  Their website, which brings together over ninety links for helpful websites and learning tools, echoes efforts from around the university to provide support for those working from home. Balliol have created a set of similar resources and guides for educators to help them with online teaching, as well as advice for parents.last_img read more

Amber Foods named Barking Business of the Year

first_imgAn Essex bakery firm has been named Business of the Year at this year’s Barking & Dagenham Business Awards.Craft bakery business Amber Foods, based in Barking, took the top accolade at an awards ceremony at the Broadway Theatre on Tuesday (3 July), hosted by TV presenter Ray Stubbs.Judges noted that the bakery has created a loyal customer base and has a strong focus on research and development. “As a company in a tough, competitive market, Amber Foods Plus is a great example of growth and success,” they added.Paul Bishop, business relationship manager for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, said: “We had a very strong set of entries this year and it was a tough decision for our judges to reach a verdict.”last_img

Dell EMC World is now Dell Technologies World

first_imgBuild on a legacy of innovation. That was one of the six lessons John Powers, principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, says was learned from the merger of Dell and EMC.It’s one that we continue to leverage as today Dell EMC World officially evolves to become Dell Technologies World, happening April 30 – May 3, 2018.As Sam Pudwell of Silicon UK said after Dell EMC World last year, trying to get your head around the breadth of Dell Technologies is a seriously complex task.“The sheer scale of products and services on offer from the companies under its umbrella is staggering,” Pudwell said. “Which has been reflected this week in the size of the conference, the first time the whole ‘family’ has been in one place.”Since we will be bringing the whole family back again, it only made sense to change the name of the event to reflect the full power of seven technology leaders, all in one place.And you can register now to join us and discover emerging trends, get hands on with the latest tech – CRN highlighted “15 Hot Products Unleashed At Dell EMC World 2017” – and meet up with the gurus who make it all happen.And we mean really make it happen. Make it real. That’s the theme this year for Dell Technologies World.Attendees will not only hear about how digital transformation has accelerated disruption across industries, they will also learn practical insights and actionable next steps to make transformation real.“The company appears to be firing on all cylinders across several fields…Share“There was clearly plenty of announcements and stories to digest from Days 1 and 2 of Dell EMC World,” Analyst Patrick Moorehead said in his recap of last year’s event.“The company had to show continued synergy across all the Dell Technologies companies as well as success in the singular areas. That’s a hard thing to do because synergy typically requires giving up on singular features to pay for the synergistic features,” said Moorehead. “The company appears to be firing on all cylinders across several fields—servers (gaining share), HCI (gaining share), data protection, storage (gaining share), IoT (EdgeX Foundry leadership), AR/VR.”You can expect to hear and see more of this at Dell Technologies World this year.Register now and join us to take your thinking beyond infrastructure towards business applications, management, cloud, mobility and security.P.S. Wondering about what this means for VMworld, RSA Conference or Spring One Platform? Our CMO Jeremy Burton answers that over on Direct2DellEMC.last_img read more

Congress finally passes transportation bill with disaster funding

first_imgIn a decisive vote of 70 to 30, the US Senate Thursday night gave final approval to a transportation budget bill that includes provisions added by Senator Patrick Leahy (D) to replenish the federal government’s depleted transportation emergency fund, along with the crucial cost waivers he authored that will mean tens of millions of additional dollars for road and bridge repair aid that will speed Vermont’s recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. The Senate’s vote came three hours after House approval of the bill Thursday afternoon in a vote of 298 to 121. Leahy said the President will promptly sign the bill into law. Leahy said, ‘We want to get Irene way, way behind us, and this bill will bring that day closer.  We face many challenges after Irene, but the damage to our roads, bridges and rail lines is the biggest challenge.  Repairing our transportation network is the key to restoring Vermont.  We need these emergency funds and these cost waivers because our small state would be stretched too thin to do all of this alone.’ Leahy continued, ‘Back in September some thought this day would never come.  The feeling was that a Congress that’s stuck in the slow gear with the brakes on couldn’t or wouldn’t get it done.  But this bill has been Job One for Vermont ever since Irene, and we wouldn’t take any answer but yes.  On the Appropriations Committee I pressed the importance of this funding and these Vermont waivers.  We got it passed and kept the ball rolling steadily forward.’ On his provisions to shift heavy trucks from state roads to Vermont’s interstate highways, Leahy said, ‘This is a sensible change that offers great relief to towns, citizens and businesses throughout Vermont.  Many are still struggling with the heavy storm damage to our state and local roads.’ Facing stiff odds and severe needs in Vermont in Irene’s aftermath, Leahy added key transportation emergency funding waivers for Vermont in September to the bill in the Senate Appropriations Committee and then worked to secure Senate passage.  The counterpart House bill did not include the Leahy waivers, so Congressman Peter Welch (D) pressed House leaders to accept the Senate-passed provisions, and Leahy similarly worked with Senate conferees.  Senator Bernie Sanders (I) also supports the Leahy waivers, and Governor Peter Shumlin has said they are indispensable to Vermont’s recovery.  Leahy is number two on the Senate Appropriations Committee and also a senior member of its transportation subcommittee.‘Irene will go down in history as one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit our state,’ said Sanders. ‘There is no doubt that Vermonters will pick up the pieces and restore our homes, businesses and communities, but the simple fact is that we cannot do this alone. Vermont, like every other state that experiences a disaster, is entitled to federal help to rebuild our communities.  I am glad that in a significant way we were able to accomplish that with this bill.’Below is a summary of the Leahy provisions in the final bill ‘Add $1.662 billion to the depleted Federal Highway Administration emergency fund, upon which Vermont will depend for help in repairing and rebuilding roads washed away or damaged by Irene-related flooding.  The emergency highway account today is almost empty.  Also vital to Vermont are several cost-waiver provisions Leahy added to the bill, which would save Vermont millions of state tax dollars by allowing Vermont to:o    Be reimbursed for more than the current $100 million per-state limit on federal emergency highway repair funds, which is especially critical as Vermont’s repair costs are expected to exceed the current cap;o    Be reimbursed 100 percent for emergency repairs beyond the current limit of 180 days.The bill also includes another high priority for Vermont: Leahy’s legislation to move heavy trucks off state secondary roads and onto the state’s Interstate highways for the next 20 years.  Leahy’s Vermont provision is paired with a similar change for Maine, authored by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine). (WASHINGTON, DC, NOV. 17, 2011)last_img read more

Weekend Pick: Ride the Guest River Gorge or Blue Suck Falls Trails

first_imgSeptember can be a magical time in the Blue Ridge. Just this morning, we awoke to temperatures in the mid-60s, giving us just a taste of fall before the mercury rises into the standard 80-degree range. Of course, we could still see a scorcher or two before autumn sets in with earnest, but peak summer is behind us for the most part. But as we transition into the fall recreation season, this does not mean you need to pack the swim trunks in the attic. There are still plenty of opportunities to get your refreshing dip on in the mountains. In fact, it’s the perfect time of year to make a swimming hole your trail destination. Start in the morning when the air is crisp and cool, and by the time you work up a sweat and make it to the river or waterfall, it will be warm enough to jump in and cool off. What could be better than that?Luckily, here in the shadow of the Appalachians, nearly all trails lead to, or through, some sort of water feature. Hiking into these beautiful places is fine and dandy, but if you have a mountain bike, riding in only adds to the adventure. Plus, air drying is a snap on the first downhill. We put the spotlight on biking to waterfalls in our September feature Wheels and Waterfalls. North Carolina’s DuPont State Forest was the focus – it is the “Land of Waterfalls” after all, and a mountain biking hotspot – but there are plenty of other places to ride to waterfalls in the northern region as well. Whether you are an expert in the saddle or are just looking for a leisurely pedal, there is something for everyone.For the advanced rider, check out Blue Suck Falls near Millboro, Virginia. This 4.5-mile singletrack loop in Douthat State Park has everything: steep climbs, steep downhills, and scenic views. If you are looking for a gentler, more family-friendly ride, head a little further south to the Guest River Gorge Trail outside Coeburn, Virginia. This rail trail traces the path of the river providing scenic views of rock bluffs, hardwood forests, and waterfalls. Either option is a great way to take advantage of cool morning temps and hotter afternoons.View Larger Maplast_img read more

Children in state’s custody need more representation

first_img June 15, 2002 Regular News Lawyers are needed to improve the lot of children in the state’s custody and generally in their dealings with the legal system, according to the chair of the Bar’s Commission on the Legal Needs of Children.Eleventh Circuit Judge Sandy Karlan presented the commission’s executive summary from its past three years of study to the Board of Governors last month. A final report, which includes a call for the Bar to establish a permanent Children’s Law Committee and to be involved in legislative efforts to improve representation for children, will be ready at the Bar’s Annual Meeting later this month.The commission found a lack of standards and guidance for representing children, as well as major problems with state programs that are supposed to help them.“Did you know that children aging out of foster care represent the fastest growing segment of the homeless population?” Karlan said. She quoted one former state foster child as describing the program as “a swift kick into your own life without money and without information.”Children many times don’t receive services they are entitled to and in many cases are frequently switched from one foster home to another. One child was in 20 homes over an eight-year period, she said.Other findings include:• Although experts agree it doesn’t protect the community or rehabilitate the child, Florida continues to lead the nation in the number of prosecutorial decisions to try children as adults.• There appears to be racial bias in the juvenile justice system as more minority children are tried as adults than nonminority children.• There are no standards to help lawyers representing children, including whether they should be guided by the child’s wishes or the best interests of the child.• Zero tolerance policies are used to expel children from school without regard to their prior history, the circumstances, or due process.• Children are often the last to find out their status in probate cases.• There needs to be better information sharing between the courts and agencies dealing with children, but there also needs to be privacy protections.Recommendations include creating a statewide office on children’s justice, which would encompass the guardian ad litem program as well as legal counsel for children. More also needs to be done to educate participants in the system, something the Bar can help with, Karlan said.“We want the Bar to educate all parties involved, including lawyers and judges,” she said.She noted the Supreme Court has asked the commission to comment on a pending rule determining whether children in state custody being involuntarily committed have the right to an attorney.“There’s still a lot of work to be done, and we’ve laid that out in the report,” Karlan said.Bar President Terry Russell thanked Karlan and the commission for its efforts.“It represents thousands of hours of your work,” he said of the report. “It represents more than a $250,000 investment by the Bar, and it defines issues regarding the legal rights of children, our most precious resource.” Children in state’s custody need more representationcenter_img Children in state’s custody need more representationlast_img read more

Stretching your credit union: Five steps to stronger prototyping

first_imgMy first job out of college was with a credit union that served Macy’s employees. One of the benefits with that role was that employees of the credit union received an employee discount at Macy’s. That coupled with the fact that some of our team members were former Macy’s employees, meant that I was not only able to buy nice clothes at a discount, but I had colleagues that gave me solid fashion advice and would recommend pieces that I might not have ever even considered. This stretched me.In recent years, without the influence of my fashion forward colleagues, my wardrobe has gotten a bit dull. I tend to pick very similar styles and I don’t stretch myself to try new things. Enter Stitch Fix. Stitch Fix merges fashion, needs identification and technology to provide a regular “fix” for users. Via the Stitch Fix website, I shared my sizes, my interests, my career and the kinds of events I attend. Using a simple rating system, I gave insights into the kinds of clothes I typically like. At whatever interval I choose, I then receive a “fix” which is a package containing interesting and new clothing. I select the pieces I like to keep and mail back those that don’t work.What I like best beyond the convenience and customization of the experience is that it stretches me to try new things. Every time I receive items that I would never pick myself, but that I really like. It has expanded my horizons. It’s also a low risk way to try new options. If I don’t like any of the clothes in my “fix,” I can send it back in an easy to use postage-paid envelope and the only cost is a $20 styling fee.As Filene works with credit unions to build their innovation competency through both i3 and our innovation programming, one of the most important elements of our Filene method is prototyping. Prototyping brings new ideas to life through a quick and inexpensive physical manifestation. It helps to really see what works about a new idea and where the challenges lie.Done iteratively, prototyping helps ensure that great new ideas are more successful and that new ideas that may not have a future are halted before large investments are made. Just like Stitch Fix, prototyping can help credit unions to try new things more often, stretching the organization to improve and grow while also reducing the risk heavily in a new idea before knowing if and how it might work.Here are five ways to help your credit union build prototyping into your innovation process:Invite your biggest critics to review the prototype. When you are ideating and creating new ideas, you want to avoid skepticism and criticism. When you choose an idea to move forward and begin prototyping, you want to invite in your most critical team members, colleagues and constituents. Tough feedback is important and will help shape the idea further.Focus on function over beauty. Your prototype should be inexpensive and does not need to be beautiful. It should be rough around the edges. Let those reviewing it know that you’ll focus on the polish of the idea once the prototyping is complete.Ask at least two questions. As you share your prototype, you’ll get the most meaningful feedback if you have specific questions to ask of those that are reviewing it. Questions should help you to gather insights around the biggest concerns that you have and should be open-ended in nature. Think about what you are most worried about and be sure you ask questions to address those issues.Don’t let your first prototype be your last. Prototypes are intended to be iterative. Once you have built one prototype, shared it, asked good questions and received feedback, use what you’ve learned to build another and follow the same process again. Every idea might have several prototypes before you decide to move forward.Invite your members and potential members to participate. Consumers love to be a part of building new ideas. Invite them to give you feedback on your prototype. Ensure that you invite participation from those that will be benefit most from the idea.It has been fun to stretch myself again and bring variety and depth to my wardrobe. Prototyping can stretch your credit union as well by bringing new ideas to life and making those ideas even more successful while reducing risk. Get your prototyping fix today.Filene’s innovation programming details can be found here. 79SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tansley Stearns Tansley is a dynamic force of nature, fiercely crusading on behalf of all credit unions while tirelessly driving forward the brand image and family spirit of Canvas. She joined us … Web: https://www.canvas.org Detailslast_img read more

BCEF announces Andy Koors legacy fund and Bruns certification program

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — Two new programs to supplement student learning at the Batesville Community School Corporation will be implemented by the Batesville Community Education Foundation during the 2017-18 school year.“BCEF’s mission is to provide additional funding for innovative learning opportunities at the Batesville Community Schools,” Anne Wilson, director of the Batesville Community Education Foundation said. “These two new programs are definitely beyond what you’d find offered at most other schools, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide these financial resources for our students.”The Andy Koors Legacy Fund has been established using a donation arranged by former Batesville High School German teacher Andrew “Andy” Koors. Also, through money from the estate of Viola M. Bruns, a select number of students who are enrolled in advanced technical programs through the high school will have their associated certification costs covered through scholarships.Andy Koors was the Batesville High School German teacher for 33 years. After his passing, the foundation was informed that he had arranged for the proceeds from one of his life insurance policies to be donated to the foundation in the case of his death. His family had also asked for individual donations in his memory to be donated to the education foundation.“Those of us associated with BCEF were humbled to find out that not only had his family chosen our organization to receive donations but that Andy had named BCEF as the beneficiary of one of his life insurance policies,” Wilson said. “Andy had a long history of supporting education and helping students ­— whether it was spending extra time working with them on their German skills or taking money out of his own pocket to help finance students’ study abroad foreign language programs when their own funds fell short. He truly was a generous soul. Our task now is to utilize that money in ways that reflect his commitment to our mission. One way to do that, the BCEF board has decided, is to establish an Andy Koors Legacy Fund with some of the money. That money will be used in a way yet to be determined, but it will most certainly focus on his love of foreign language and how he would have wanted us to help students. We hope to announce the details in the fall.”Money provided from the estate of Viola M. Bruns will be used for scholarships for high school students who are working to receive certification in technical programs that can benefit them after graduation.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 2

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 984; 2. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 951; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 871; 4. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 845; 5. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 775; 6. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 765; 7. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 724; 8. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 684; 9. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 679; 10. Ethan Dot­son, Bakersfield, Calif., 669; 11. Cody Shoemaker, Decatur, Texas, 648; 12. Cody Laney, Tor­rance, Calif., 638; 13. Jeff Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 613; 14. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 611; 15. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 598; 16. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 585; 17. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 556; 18. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 547; 19. Jerry Frydrych, Aus­tin, Texas, 544; 20. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 540.IMCA Late Models – 1. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 547; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 492; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 423; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 405; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 336; 6. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 312; 7. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 306; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 270; 9. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 268; 10. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 258; 11. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 247; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, and Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., both 242; 14. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, 238; 15. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 224; 16. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 221; 17. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 219; 18. Curt Martin, Independence, Iowa, 212; 19. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 209; 20. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 188.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 725; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 656; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 570; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 540; 5. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 495; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 491; 7. Britney Bry­ant, Granbury, Texas, 426; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 422; 9. Kyle Ganoe, Thompson­town, Pa., 419; 10. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 417; 11. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 410; 12. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 405; 13. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 391; 14. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 368; 15. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 358; 16. Zach Newlin, Miller­stown, Pa., 356; 17. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 353; 18. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 330; 19. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 321; 20. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 319.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,094; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 929; 3. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 810; 4. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 785; 5. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 780; 6. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 691; 7. Ronnie War­ren, Oglesby, Texas, 645; 8. Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas, 639; 9. Chad Bruns, Wake­field, Neb., 636; 10. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 604; 11. Jay Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 594; 12. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 582; 13. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 569; 14. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 566; 15. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 556; 16. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 550; 17. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 535; 18. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 509; 19. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 501; 20. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 496.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 757; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 633; 3. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 624; 4. Damian Snyder, Copperas Cove, Texas, 569; 5. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 567; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 547; 7. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 538; 8. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., and Dean Zachrison, Sur­prise, Ariz., both 515; 10. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 495; 11. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 494; 12. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 488; 13. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 486; 14. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 481; 15. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 480; 16. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 479; 17. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 476; 18. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 475; 19. Jason Beshears, Somerton, Ariz., 471; 20. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 469.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,011; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 952; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 894; 4. Ron­nie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 840; 5. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 775; 6. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 655; 7. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 653; 8. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 652; 9. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 649; 10. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 609; 11. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 563; 12. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 496; 13. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 489; 14. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 479; 15. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 466; 16. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 465; 17. Kevin Crawford, Azle, Texas, 464; 18. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 457; 19. Quentin Noel, Dublin, Texas, 441; 20. Daniel Cavanagh, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 430.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,078; 2. Kenny Wyman Jr., Avondale, Ariz., 683; 3. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 677; 4. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 675; 5. Dale Kunz, Buckeye, Ariz., 665; 6. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 610; 7. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 578; 8. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 575; 9. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 564; 10. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 559; 11. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 526; 12. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 518; 13. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 508; 14. Miles Mor­ris, Yuma, Ariz., 501; 15. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 498; 16. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, both 496; 18. Phillip Shelby, Olivehurst, Calif., 493; 19. Kyle Ol­son, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 485; 20. David Harrington, Peoria, Ariz., 484.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 803; 2. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 644; 3. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 635; 4. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 597; 5. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 590; 6. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 559; 7. Barry Taft, Ar­gyle, Iowa, 534; 8. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 528; 9. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 520; 10. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 519; 11. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 482; 12. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 480; 13. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 461; 14. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 443; 15. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 435; 16. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 422; 17. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 417; 18. Mike Jacobs, Weatherford, Texas, 414; 19. Brandon Wise, Hays, Kan., 407; 20. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 400.last_img read more