Published: Feb. 2, 1999 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Willard “Wick” Rowland, dean of the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication, announced today at a faculty meeting that he will be stepping aside from his 12-year administrative post at the end of the current academic year.Rowland, who has been dean since 1987, said he will be planning his first sabbatical and research leave since coming to CU. During the coming year he will focus his attention on completing two book projects, and on pursuing his research and teaching interests in public policy for communications and on the history of communications research and education in the academy.”The past 12 years have been highly productive for the school, and very rewarding” he said. “I have been privileged to serve as part of the recent team of scholar-administrators at CU who have worked with the faculty to build new segments of its increasing excellence. Nonetheless, I believe it’s a good time for me to take a little break from administration and refresh my skills in the other portions of my academic career — teaching and research.””The university is very proud of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, which has made great strides during the 12-year tenure of Dean Wick Rowland,” said Vice Chancellor Phil DiStefano.Under Rowland’s leadership the school has instituted a variety of changes that have significantly enhanced its programs and reputation. Among these achievements are:–Building a nationally competitive faculty of outstanding media professionals and internationally recognized scholars;–Establishing the school’s centers for environmental journalism, mass media research, new media and student diversity;–Overhauling both the graduate and undergraduate curricula;–Designing and implementing the school’s first doctoral program;–Developing a highly visible advisory board for the school;–Reviving and advising a strong student governance organization in the school;–Instituting major innovations in the school’s industry and alumni relations and in its internship and placement programs;–Significantly enhancing fund-raising for the school’s programs and attracting several large grants from major national foundations;–Launching the university’s new radio station, KVCU; and,–Establishing a long-term vision for integrated media and communications education at CU.”None of these achievements are mine alone,” Rowland said. “They have involved the considerable talents and contributions of many others in the school and across the campus. Together we have positioned the school and the campus in a whole new relationship to the study of the information society, communications technology and all the related challenges marking our transition into the 21st century. “Rowland has been a leader nationally in the associations of journalism and communication deans and directors, and in the accreditation of journalism education programs. He has worked closely with the Colorado Press Association, the Colorado Broadcasters Association, the Colorado High School Press Association, and in Colorado public television.In Denver he has been a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Front Range Educational Media Corp., KBDI-TV, Channel 12, serving as its chair from 1992-1998, and he was an active planner for and early member of the Board of Directors of the Five Points Media Center Corp.Throughout his tenure as dean, Rowland has taught regularly and has maintained a steady stream of published research in national and international media research journals and book series, particularly on the public interest in the electronic media, national and international issues in public broadcasting, and the history and forms of journalism and media education.DiStefano said he will announce plans for an interim dean and a search later in the spring.
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The Government has budgeted an additional $750 million in support for the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF). In his Budget Debate presentation in Parliament Tuesday April 28, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw said this will ensure the financing of 15 per cent down payment on US$100 million for expenditure under the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP) during the last financial year. This allocation to the RMF is in addition to the 20 per cent fuel cess of $1.3 billion, and the proceeds of the motor vehicle licences of some $738 million, he said. Mr. Shaw explained that the JDIP is being implemented by the RMF, to facilitate improvements to the roads and to foster economic growth and development. He also disclosed that another $800 million has been set aside to finance interest costs on the JDIP and PetroCaribe loans, as well as administrative and routine road maintenance by the RMF. He pointed out that the main areas of focus for the JDIP, this fiscal year, will include the rehabilitation of 120 main and parochial roads, and the patching of 200,000 square metres of roadway, as well as12 new bridges, rehabilitation of seven housing schemes roadways and installation of 17 modular bridges. He noted that projects under the JDIP are designed by the National Works Agency (NWA), and are expected to be executed over 5 years, costing US$400 million. “Eighty-five per cent, or US$340 million of the costs, will be provided as a loan from the China Export Import Bank (China EXIM) and 15 per cent (US$60 million) from the Special Consumption Tax (SCT) on fuel,” he said. RelatedBudget produces additional $750m for JDIP RelatedBudget produces additional $750m for JDIP By ALECIA SMITH, JIS Reporter RelatedBudget produces additional $750m for JDIP Budget produces additional $750m for JDIP ParliamentMay 3, 2011 Advertisements
LAKE OCONEE, Ga. – Technically, yes, there was only one winner on Friday at the inaugural Big Break Invitational Reynolds Plantation, and that man was Jay Woodson. But beyond him, the week was a win for all 40 players who teed it up at the Great Waters Course. Not because they all received consolation ribbons or participation certificates. Not because the 12 finalists that made it to Friday’s final round won money. Not because the competitors and their families spent the week at the Reynolds Plantation Ritz. Those are all victories, but this week was about something bigger than one win, something bigger than one week. To be clear, the $100K first-place prize awarded to Woodson is big. So big, in fact, it’s the largest check he’ll cash thus far in his professional career. At 32, Woodson has Monday qualified into one PGA Tour event (2008 Wyndham Championship) and six Web.com Tour events. Beyond that, he’s spent time competing on the NGA Tour, EGolf Tour and the Pepsi Tour. This season, he finished fourth on the NGA Tour money list, having earned $34,752. Don’t forget about the $850 he made this year in the Carolina Summer Series. While Woodson certainly cashed in this week, the money isn’t what this win is about. “When I started playing golf as a little kid, I never played because I wanted to make a lot of money,” Woodson said. “But, you need to make money to keep playing, so this is huge and it allows us to keep going and keep pursuing our dream. I definitely think I’m capable of [making it on the PGA Tour], so this just gives us a better opportunity.” Opportunity … and a chance to pay some off some debt, his wife Erin joked. “Pay some bills, that kind of pops in our head,” Erin said. “We have a one-year-old son, so just make sure he’s taken care of. It’s probably already spent, but it’ll go to good use.” It was a coincidence that Erin was even here for the biggest payday of her husband’s professional career. Her in-laws and parents pitched in to buy her a last-minute ticket from Richmond, Va., where the Woodsons reside, to Georgia on Thursday to make it just in time to watch Jay – the No. 11 seed – in his match against No. 2 seed Mark Murphy. “He made the cut on the number, and something inside of me just said, ‘That’s where you need to be,'” Erin said. ‘”You need to be there to support him, no matter if he does well, or if he does bad, just moral support.’ So, thank goodness I came, right?” It was a coincidence Erin was with Jay in the winner’s circle on Friday, but it was no coincidence Jay was there after a posting a bogey-free 4-under 68. “I played with Jay on the back nine, and he made some of the most incredible up-and-downs I’ve ever seen,” Mallory Blackwelder (T-5) said. “I was very happy for him. He’s a great guy, super nice to play with.” Perhaps the greatest up-and-down of the day came at the last. Three under heading to the par-5 18th and in the second-to-last group, Woodson knocked his second shot over the green and into a greenside bunker. He hit a near-perfect bunker shot that barely cleared the lip of the bunker, landed on the fringe, and nestled to 6 feet. He drained that for birdie to finish 4 under. “It was severely downhill and I had a downhill lie in the bunker,” Woodson said, “not to mention there was water on the other side [of the green]. … I probably had a 2-foot circle I could land the ball on to get to where it did. I hit a great shot, but I got lucky, too.” Lucky to win, perhaps, even luckier he was able to share this moment with family. With the people who care about him the most – his fellow “Big Break” competitors. Sixteen Big Breakers – a combination of the 11 who played Friday and five others who stuck around all week – gathered on the 18th green Friday night to congratulate Woodson. And it wasn’t just posing for the cameras. They were truly elated for him. “Everybody was really happy for him,” Blackwelder said. “He’s a great guy. … If I couldn’t win, I was happy to see him do it.” Justin Peters, the winner of the first “Big Break,” knows a thing or two about Woodson’s character, and his assessment is all postive. “I’ve known Jay for seven or eight years,” Peters said, “and we’ve been talking about patience all week and making putts. We were both the last two seeds (in match play). I was No. 12 and he was No. 11. We were supposed to both take down the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. He did his job, I didn’t. He finished it off and it was pretty awesome to share that moment with him on the 18th green.” “He is the sweetest, nicest guy in the world,” Mary Narzisi said, “and we were just talking about it. Not many people can be upset with Jay winning this. As a competitor, you always want to be like, ‘I wish that was me.’ But this could not have happened to a better guy.” No better guy and no better way to head into Q-School – with momentum and validation. Woodson heads to first stage of Web.com Q-School next week in Atlanta. Bigger and better things on the horizon for Woodson, and for all the Big Breakers after a feel-good week at Reynolds Plantation. “I think the week was phenomenal, Woodson said. “This is such an awesome tournament. The course was absolutely perfect. All of the volunteers and everyone at Reynolds Plantation and MetLife have been phenomenal. I would play in this event every year if they let me.” Good news, Jay: You’re a lock for 2015. The better news? You’re a member of the Big Break family for life.
Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. After only a few years, the family fishing pond that Robin Street spearheaded on his pastureland on the outskirts of Kalispell has already exceeded expectations. Pine Grove Pond, a 5-acre reservoir off Rose Crossing east of Whitefish Stage Road, has developed into one of the most popular public fishing sites in town. Open six months a year in a peaceful idyllic setting that seems far removed from the nearby urban cityscape, it boasts more than 25,000 visits annually, mostly among youth anglers and their families, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the site’s manager. “I never thought it would develop into something like this,” Street said last week, gazing out at the pond, which reopened for its fourth season in April. “Our parking lot is already too small.” In response to the site’s growing popularity, several community businesses and organizations are following Street’s example of stewardship and volunteering resources to improve the access area. Last winter Whitefish Credit Union donated 5.3 acres of land adjacent to Pine Grove, including 1,800 feet along the nearby Whitefish River, to add to the public site, ensuring the undeveloped section of land to the east will remain forested. Last week four large dump trucks began shuttling loads of asphalt millings — 62 loads overall — to Pine Grove as part of an ongoing upgrade of the pathway circling the pond, the road and parking lot. The path, the road leading down to the pond and the parking lot will be paved in the coming months. The overall project is estimated to cost $40,000, but all of it is being covered through a variety of donations.Jeff Claridge of LHC, Inc., donated the trucks for two days of work. The city of Kalispell donated 1,000 yards of millings that were sitting unused. The heavy equipment class at Flathead Valley Community College conducted the loading of millings last week and will finish up the construction in August. Flathead Electric Co-op provided a grant through its Roundup for Safety Program that funded the students’ work, and also covered other expenses. Walleyes Unlimited, a local nonprofit anglers’ organization, applied for the grant on behalf of Pine Grove Pond. “It’s great to see all of these organizations step forward and make this possible,” Mark Deleray, regional fisheries manager for FWP, said. “It’s truly a community effort.”Street, 80, and his family donated 13 acres of their homesteaded land to the state, hoping to create a recreational fishing pond for children and families. The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce in 2012 awarded Street the Great Chief Award, the community’s oldest and most prestigious honor, for his civic contributions to the community.Today Pine Grove Pond is a beloved gathering ground for family picnics and afternoon fishing.FWP regularly stocks Pine Grove Pond with rainbow trout and cutthroat trout, and the agency hosts “Hooked on Fishing” classes at the site for young anglers.Anglers 14 years of age and younger may keep one trout daily from Pine Grove. For anglers 15 and older, it is catch-and-release for trout. “It’s neat to see the families with their kids down here,” Street said, adding, “Some times some things just seem to be meant to fall together, and that’s what happened here.”Pine Grove Pond is located 3 miles northeast of Kalispell off Rose Crossing east of Whitefish Stage Road and just west of the Whitefish River. The site is open April through October.
Libyan PM, UN envoy discuss international measures to stop violence in Tripoli Related Libyan Ambassador to Italy calls for international support on migrant issue EU to support a united Libyan government to ease migration flow Libyan PM Fayez al-Sarraj (AFP） Libyan PM Fayez al-Sarraj (AFP）Libya’s prime minister has begun a short visit to Europe to seek allies in his struggle against military commander Khalifa Haftar.Fayez Sarraj on Tuesday traveled to Italy, the former colonial power, where he met with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.After the meeting with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, he will travel to Berlin to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.He is then expected to meet the French President Emmanuel Macron, whom he has criticized for supporting his rival, Gen Khalifa Haftar, on Wednesday.Ahead of Sarraj’s tour, Haftar urged his troops to “wipe out the enemy”, in a message read out by LNA spokesman General Ahmad al-Mesmari late Sunday.“Officers and soldiers of our armed forces and affiliates, I greet you during these glorious days and call on you to inflict on the enemy, with your force and determination, an even harder and bigger lesson than before,” the message said.Haftar’s remarks came just hours after the United Nations mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called for “an extendable one-week humanitarian truce” starting at 4:00 am (0200 GMT) Monday, to mark the beginning of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.Sarraj hopes to “gather support against the aggression” by Haftar, the GNA foreign ministry in Tripoli said.According to the UN, fighting between the LNA and forces backing the GNA has killed at least 432 people, wounded 2,069 and displaced some 55,000 others since April 4th.