Twitter Cultural differences affect students studying in US Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printAt the end of every semester, the library is packed and finding a seat can be a challenge. Senior biology major Bakari Samin said a person knows when it’s finals week because as soon as the library doors open, everyone sprints to find a seat like a Black Friday sale.The nature of the TCU library has changed from a place of checking out books to a place for students to gather and study.Students today call the library “club lib” and the library has its own geofilter on Snapchat that students can use in Snapchat stories while in the library.Tracy Hull, associate dean of the library, said it’s fantastic that it has its own nickname and Snapchat geofilter since the library is breaking away from the mold and it is the students who have made it happen.“Part of the reason as to why I think is great is it exposes students, whether it be directly or indirectly, to the resources that we have to offer,” she said. “It provides a place for students to come gather and get out of the [residence hall room] and away from the social distractions that they have in the [residence hall]. They might come here and plan to study, but they end up socializing. That’s OK. I think you can get a little bit of both, social and intellectual. That is how libraries have redefined themselves. We don’t want to be the stodgy librarians that people stereotypically think we are.”Sophomore social work major Nasrallah Alkhabi said he likes the environment in the library since it helps him study — because if he were home, he would be more likely to be lazy.“I find myself using the computers here,” he said. “It’s updated, so that has helped me to study and to have all my stuff here. I don’t have to bring my laptop.”Senior marketing major Brittany Hudson, who has been working in the library since her sophomore year, said the student workers do the same things as they did before the layout change, just dealing with fewer books.“It’s more student-focused like helping students with finding things on campus as well as some of the facilities in the library,” she said. “It’s working with students more than we used to. There [are fewer] students checking out books. A student checking out a book is kind of rare. The environment as a whole is more of study space than a general library. They emphasize studying here instead of books.”Hull said the Internet has been one of the driving forces for the changes being made in libraries.“More things every day are available online,” she said. “Our culture revolves around Google, doing research online, communicating online. It has made us able to offer resources online. We can deliver a lot more online. Now that we have the internet, students can help themselves.”Hudson said technology has helped a lot with the work that goes on behind the desk.Hull said another thing that has greatly affected libraries is group projects, because they are more common today than a couple of years ago.“Now it’s just common, it’s the norm,” she said. “That’s why we have a need for so many group study rooms. Students need a space where their group can work on a project in a quiet focused environment where they can interact without bothering other people.”Senior economics major Isuru Perera, a student worker for the library since his first year, said having all the resources nearby to each other has made it easier.“It’s just a better flowing system,” he said. “We get questions every day. That system works better now, especially with the expansion of the library. It’s a much more efficient way of serving the patrons.”Hull said another thing that has changed within the library is that there are liaison librarians for different departments, instead of just having general librarians.“The students have already done the first level of the easy stuff,” she said. “They’ve got that down, but going into that deep end, they need a little bit more help. Those consultations are more time-consuming for the librarians, but that is what they are there for and they thrive on that. It’s too hard now for librarians to be generalists because there are so many resources out there. They are doing the purchasing of resources in those areas, they’re going to know them better.”Hull said the TCU library is used more than any other library that she has worked in, and the number of people who come into the building is a lot higher than at other institutions.“People like this building, they come to this building,” she said. “Students study here. The students went to the [Board of Trustees] and asked for us to be open 24 hours, so that happened. There was a lot of demand for the use of this building.”Hull said for the size of the campus, there should be 20 percent of the student population in the number of seats in the library Students in the past would get desperate for seats and outlets during finals week, and students sat on the floor just to have an electrical outlet, she added.“If you counted every single seat, we were still way below what we should have been, especially during finals time,” she said. “It was horrible. People were all over this building. We had a serious problem.”Perera said the new technology and study space has brought in more students, but space availability is still not meeting the demand.“More or less, it’s requiring more space and more equipment to meet their demands,” he said.Hull said the two biggest changes since the renovation are the setup of the building and the reduction of the amount of books in the library, even though the library is still buying around 12,000 to 13,000 books per year.“We haven’t reduced the number of our books,” she said. “We are still buying a lot of books every single year, but a lot of the things that were older and not utilized as much have been moved to the off-site shelving facility.”Hull said they needed warehouse space that could accommodate 20 years’ worth of growth and currently have around 950,000 books at the library annex, which is located on West Bolt Street.“Working with the architects, they worked with the administration to help us communicate,” she said. “If we are going to need to make more people space and we don’t have a place to expand out, we have to find a place for the books. We were able to secure good warehouse space that the university bought and re-did.”Hull said they worked to find a compromise for the amount of books that would stay at the library, while the rest were shipped off to the warehouse. The library was wanting to keep about 400,000 books on site.“We derived that number with a couple of different things in mind,” she said. “We were looking at what were our space needs for non-book aspects, and then based on that, what could we fit in the library? We initially started with about 385,000 books on site because we wanted to allow room for growth.”Hull said books bought within the past five years stay on campus, and the book has to have circulated at least once within the past 10 years to stay in the library, but there is a 24-hour turn around for books that are located in the library annex.“We have staff out there that actually pull the items, and we have someone that goes [to the library annex], gets them and brings them back,” she said. “All of our bound journals are out there, so if a person needs an article from a journal, we have staff out there that is scanning them and they can get the article emailed to them.”Hull said they started planning the book project around 2009 and plan to completely renovate the west side of the library in the future.“There were several iterations of the project,” she said. “At one point we were planning on having a lot of compact shelving down in the basement. We still plan to do compact shelving in the basement, but that will be when we redo the whole west side.”Hudson said the library still needs some updating, in particular the west side.“There are still some parts of the library that are still kind of old,” she said. “Especially if you go to the third floor, there is space to study – there’s just not any tables or good chairs. It’s not being utilized in the way that it could be. For the most part, I like the new changes. I look forward to the changes because I feel they are going to come up with new stuff every year and it’s interesting to see how the updates have developed.” ReddIt Daniela Mendoza Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ ReddIt Daniela Mendozahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daniela-mendoza/ Language diversity at the Southwest Regional Library International students’ journey to TCU Facebook Twitter Students studying in the Gearhart Reading Room during finals. Daniela Mendoza/TCU360 + posts Linkedin Previous articleTest anxiety, pressure on college students more common now than in pastNext articleTCU Press hosts Harry Potter trivia night Daniela Mendoza RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Coming soon to the Southwest Regional Library World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution
AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Help by sharing this information RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the Afghan government’s latest interference in the media. The cabinet decided on 27 July to close down the privately-owned TV station Emroz for allegedly endangering national unity and to ban two programmes on two other TV stations on the ground that they were contrary to Islamic values.“The government must not under any circumstances violate the media law, which gives the media commission sole decision-making authority when a media commits an offence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the government to rescind these decisions and never interfere in the content of Afghan TV stations again.”When it met on 27 July, the cabinet ordered the ministry of culture and information and the attorney general to shut down Emroz, a station launched in August 2007 that is known for taking anti-Iranian and anti-Shiite positions.Defending the decision, deputy culture and information minister Jalal Norani said it was important to “insist on national values and interests.”Emroz owner Najibolah Kabuli described the station’s closure as an “act of revenge by pro-Iranian pressure groups.” He added: “Since 2009, our station has been organising a series of demonstrations in various cities against Iran’s anti-Afghan policies.”“Media wars” are nothing new in Afghanistan. Media backed by different political parties and foreign countries have been waging a news and information war since 1998. Emroz and Shemshad on the one hand, and Tamadon, a station that supports Afghanistan’s Shiite leaders, on the other, have been bitter rivals. The rivalry between the media reflects a battle for influence among the countries that support them, above all Iran and Pakistan.Speaking on condition of anonymity in March 2009, a TV journalist told Reporters Without Borders: “In what country can a powerful neighbour fund three TV stations? Iran’s influence has grown, but so has the influence of Pakistan and the United States.”The cabinet also decided at its 27 July meeting to ban “Del and Nadel,” a programme broadcast by the privately-owned TV station Yak, and “Bazi Bakhat,” a programme broadcast by the privately-owned Tolo TV. Both programmes were accused of being “anti-Islamic.”The Union of Afghan Journalists and NAI, a press freedom organisation, said in a joint statement said the cabinet’s decisions “could be dangerous for freedom of expression.” While not defending the programmes and editorial policies of the three stations, they said it was the job of the media commission and it alone to determine whether a media was guilty of an offence and to take decisions affecting the media.The charge of being anti-Islamic is one of the most common grounds for censoring media in Afghanistan. Although it lacks any precise definition, it is often used by the authorities to ban TV programmes.For more information about the press freedom situation in Afghanistan, read the report that Reporters Without Borders released in March 2009: “Report of fact-finding mission: Press freedom in free-fall in run-up to presidential election” (http://en.rsf.org/afghanistan-report-of-fact-finding-mission-16-03-2009,…) News News July 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government violates media law by closing TV station Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says to go further News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan June 2, 2021 Find out more News March 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more
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United Way Community Campaign Exceeds $3.8m GoalInvestments Impact all of Chittenden CountyUnited Way of Chittenden County announced today it expects to meet and exceed its goal of $3.8 million for its 2004 Community Campaign. By the end of March, it anticipates having reached 102% of goal.”These are challenging times for everyone,” stated volunteer Community Campaign Chair Kevin Dwyer, who is Senior Vice President of Hackett Valine & MacDonald. “Amidst those challenges, our community came together to create relief for those that struggle the most. It wouldn’t be possible without the enthusiastic support of more than 500 campaign volunteers.”Campaign dollars will be invested in programs which will make the most impact on our community’s most critical needs, and will serve more than 100,000 people throughout Chittenden County. Thanks to the success of the campaign, United Way can continue to invest in programs that are changing lives and shaping communities.Where the Money Comes FromEvery dollar counts! United Way of Chittenden County raises more than 70 percent of its annual community campaign from average employees during workplace campaigns. Approximately 475 local companies participate by organizing workplace campaigns, making corporate gifts, or both. The remaining funds come from individuals and corporate gifts.”We’re always excited to share the news about the numbers,” said Gretchen Morse, Executive Director. “But it is far more important to share the news about people’s lives that are being changed – all year long – thanks to the generosity of more than 15,000 donors.”Morse highlighted several workplace campaigns which raised over $100,000 – IBM’s Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (ECCC), General Dynamics, IDX, Dwight Asset Management, UVM and Fletcher Allen – as wonderful examples of making a positive impact both inside the workplace community, as well as outside in the broader community.Where the Money GoesThe community-review process of distributing the 2004 Community Campaign funds is now underway, with more than 60 seasoned community members who volunteer their time to study funding requests. Focusing on four basic criteria – community needs, management and accountability, outcomes and financial need – the allocations teams visit agencies, review program outcomes and will then meet in mid-March to prepare funding recommendations for Board approval.”United Way does so much more than just raise money,” added Dwyer. “United Way takes a broad perspective of community need, evaluates where that money will have the greatest impact, and invests it wisely. United Way-funded programs are keeping kids in school, making our streets safer, helping us respond to crisis, and making it possible for local non-profit agencies to meet the growing and diverse needs of young and old alike.”Thanks to numerous dedicated volunteers who donate their time throughout the year, United Way of Chittenden County is able to keep costs low and invest more in helping people. On average, administrative and fundraising costs are no more than 15%, which is far below the 35% threshold described in the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability. (http://www.give.org/standards/newcbbbstds.asp(link is external))Contributions also support the United Way Volunteer Center, which coordinates volunteer-matching programs for individuals, groups, youths and businesses, as well as provides volunteer support and training for non-profits, schools and government agencies. Last year, 318 such groups were served by the United Way Volunteer Center. As a result, 1,950 volunteers contributed 125,063 hours of volunteer time for a value of $1,856,222 to the community. Yet, there is more than can be done. Approximately 1,666 volunteer requests remained unmet last year.Dwyer, reflecting on his year as campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of workplace volunteers who coordinated events and rallied to spread United Way’s message. He emphasized that “The mobilization of individuals throughout our community is what has made this campaign a success.”United Way of Chittenden County is an independent, non-profit organization governed by a local, all-volunteer Board of Directors. United Way collaborates with other non-profits, local government, schools, courts, businesses and others to make the most impact on the issues that most matter in our community. To learn more, call 864-7541, or visit www.unitedwaycc.org(link is external). United Way’s Volunteer Center serves more than 400 local non-profit organizations, matching their needs with volunteer skills and time. To volunteer, call 860-1677, or visit www.unitedwaycc.org/volunteer(link is external). Vermont 2-1-1, a program of the United Ways of Vermont, is an information and referral helpline serving all Vermonters. Need help finding help? Dialing 2-1-1 is your first step. Or visit www.vermont211.org(link is external).# # #
Source / photo: Zadar Tourist Board, Bojan Bogdanić This is confirmed by the figures, and even more by the organization of tourist arrivals, half of which came in the post-season with agency mediation. According to Palek, the structure of guests is changing, because quality hotel accommodation and top gastronomic service are increasingly in demand, and in this context, Zadar still needs more high-capacity hotel facilities. “It is true that the very nice weather brought us a larger number of guests, but we also had two extremely successful events in October. For the first time, we organized the “Meat Me” festival, which during three days attracted the attention of locals and guests of Zadar, but also the traditional regatta “Zadarska Koka”, which attracted a record number of sailors. It turns out that gastronomic festivals, city hats and sports events are a good recipe for the off-season. ” – kaže direktor zadarske Turističke zajednice Mario Paleka. In October, a total of 114.500 overnight stays and 47.200 tourist arrivals were realized, ie 17.200 overnight stays and 6.500 more arrivals than last year. Foreign tourists dominated, accounting for 90% of October overnight stays and 87% of arrivals. Most of these figures were tourists from Germany with a 27% share of overnight stays, followed by Austrians with 7 and Britons with 6%. This fact is particularly pronounced in the growing number of overnight stays and arrivals that are realized at the level of the entire tourist year, because in Zadar from the beginning of 2019 to the end of October, 2.121.000 overnight stays and 600.000 tourist arrivals were recorded. This is a significant increase of 11% in arrivals and 9% in overnight stays. The previous tourist year was made special by American tourists with a growth of 14%, but also the Dutch with 23 and the Germans with 19% growth, and mostly Poles with a growth of 36% compared to last year. Statistics of tourist traffic expressed in overnight stays also reveal that, according to the type of accommodation, household facilities dominated (48%), followed by hotels (32%), other catering facilities for accommodation – companies and crafts (13%), camps (4%) and non-commercial accommodation (3%). The average length of stay of tourists was 3,5 days, confirming Zadar as a highly desirable City Break destination.
Jakarta claims the southernmost reaches of the South China Sea as its exclusive economic zone.In March, maritime authorities seized five Vietnamese fishing boats and nearly 70 crew in the area. Topics : “We fired a water cannon at the boat to stop it as it tried to get away,” said coast guard spokesman Wisnu Pramandita, adding that authorities seized two tons of fish being stored onboard.The incident happened on Sunday near Indonesia’s Natuna islands at the edge of the South China Sea but was only made public on Wednesday.Last week, Indonesia said it had detained two Vietnamese vessels in the same area following a dramatic high-seas brawl with dozens of crew desperate to avoid arrest.Indonesia, the world’s biggest archipelago nation, says illegal fishing costs its economy billions of dollars annually and has been trying to stop foreign vessels entering its territory. Indonesia has detained a Vietnamese boat carrying two tons of fish that was operating illegally in its waters, officials said Wednesday, just a week after a similar high-seas pursuit.The trawler with nine crew tossed fishing nets and other incriminating equipment overboard and then set a tire alight in the hopes that the smoke would throw off their pursuers, Indonesian maritime authorities said.The vessel then slammed into an Indonesian coast guard ship and a passing commercial boat in its failed bid to escape, they added.
If you recently purchased a Fantasy 5 lottery ticket from the Publix inside the Polo Grounds Mall, you might want to check your ticket.Officials say the winning lottery ticket was sold at the store on S. Military trail and is worth $176,000.The winning numbers are 4-6-10-25-29.
Dave Bry is very sorry and he’s prepared to tell you why at River Road Books at 7:30 p.m. on April 11. Bry’s book, Public Apology: In Which a Man Grapples with a Lifetime of Regret One Incident at a Time, is a very funny collection of essays featuring a man (Bry himself) reckoning with a past fraught with bad decisions. Reaching back as far as grade school, Bry draws upon his experiences growing up in Little Silver and shapes his apologies into a unique memoir that remind all of us that our past can define us until we face it, one person at a time.Bry writes regularly for The Awl, a website that discusses news, politics and culture, Vibe, XXL, Spin and True/Slant. He grew up in Little Silver and currently lives in Brooklyn.Copies of Public Apology are available at River Road Books and the author event is free with the purchase of the book. Call River Road Books at 732-747-9455 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.
By Art Petrosemolo |The growth of Monmouth County and its historic river towns is intertwined with the nautical history of Sandy Hook Bay and the area’s two prominent rivers – the Navesink and Shrewsbury.The nonprofit group – The Navesink Marine Historical Association (NMHA) – celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2015, is at the forefront of uncovering those links and documenting them through educational and environmental programs for the community.The group recently published the second edition of the area’s nautical history: “A Chronology of Boating on the Navesink River,” written by marine engineer Rik van Hemmen.Van Hemmen, a Fair Haven resident, is a founding member of NMHA. He also is the principal of Martin Ottaway, Red Bank, a century old marine engineering firm that specializes in disaster recovery.“As part of NMHA’s educational mission of uncovering the rich nautical history of the two rivers area,” van Hemmen says, “we had populated our website with lots of photos and text about the growth of boating from the pre-Colonial Native Americans through the 20th century. The book was a natural outgrowth of that effort.”The soft cover book’s first edition, with just under 100 pages, was self-published by NMHA in 2010 and more than 400 copies were sold locally at River Road Books in Fair Haven, Bahrs Landing in Highlands, through marine professional organizations, and online through Amazon and the NMHA’s website.In discussing the book’s second edition, van Hemmen smiled. “Our research uncovered lots of new materials that didn’t just fit at the end of the book but throughout, ” says the author. “The second edition has an additional 25 pages (120 page total) with new information on the growth of boating in the area.”As an example, van Hemmen sites the Colonial (replica) vessel OnRust, from upstate New York, that, with the help of NMHA, spent a week in the area for the 350th anniversary celebration of Monmouth County this past summer. It included stops in Red Bank and Fair Haven where hundreds of visitors toured the vessel. “The Onrust,” van Hemmen says, “is a great example of one of the small trading vessels that would have brought cargo to the two rivers communities during their early growth from the Colonial period right through the late 1700s.”Other boats added to Chronology are the historic iceboat Rocket restored by the Shrewsbury River Ice Boat Club in Red Bank and featured in a national NBC TV news segment earlier this year, and the new Clearwater Garvey recently built by members of NMHA for New Jersey Friends of Clearwater.The book describes watercraft with text, photos and drawings from the first boats – dugout canoe built by Native Americans – to a chapter on one-design sailboats that are popular on the rivers for racing out of the local yacht and boat clubs including the 135-year old Monmouth Boat Club in Red Bank.A glossary of terms to help the nautical neophyte completes the volume.Chronology also includes information on several NMHA programs for adults and children. NMHA was formed by a small group of nautical enthusiasts with a deep interest in the history of the Two Rivers including Gayle Horvath, Red Bank; Bob Noguiera, Fair Haven; Tom Gibson, Holmdel; Dr. Charles Ladoulis, Locust, and van Hemmen.The group’s first programs were six-hour canoe building sessions where, for several years, they mentored youngsters who built and launched canoes over a weekend. The program was first run at the Monmouth Boat Club and continued for years at the Fair Haven Fire House.The canoe building grew into a River Rangers (a trailer-boat based summer river exploratory program for kids) that involves hundreds of children to age 16. A recently started Sea Scouts co-ed program for teenagers has nine members working on nautical projects.NMHA holds periodic meetings with nautical speakers at Bahrs Landing in Highlands that are open to the public.Recently NMHA partnered with the township of Middletown for the rehabilitation of the historic Grover House at the entrance of Stevenson Park on West Front Street. Working with the town and with help from private donations, NMHA will rehabilitate the first floor for offices and meeting space and they hope to construct a separate barn that will serve as a shop and workspace for boat building and repair.Long-term, NMHA would like to garner support locally for a federal nautical sanctuary designation (similar to national park status) for the area from the Sandy Hook through the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers.To learn more about NMHA and their programs visit, the group’s website, www.navesinkmaritime.org
“Although I was unaware that this treatment was not permitted under NHL rules that is no excuse whatsoever. I should have done my research and I should have checked with the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program’s doctors. “I accept full responsibility for my actions, and I am sorry. Throughout my entire career I have felt genuinely blessed and honored to play the great game of hockey and I regret the impact that this may have on my team and our fans.” The NHL.com said based on the Ducks’ current schedule, Horcoff would be eligible to return March 11. However that could change based on when Ducks’ Jan. 22 game against the Washington Capitals, which was postponed because of the winter storm that hit the Northeast, is rescheduled. Horcoff, 37, signed with the Ducks on July 3, 2015. He has six goals and four assists in 45 games. In 15 NHL seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars and Ducks, he has 186 goals and 506 points in 994 regular-season games. Although born in Trail, Horcoff grew up and went to school in Castlegar. Horcoff played in the BCHL before gaining a scholarship to Michigan State University. The National Hockey League has suspended former Trail Smokies star and Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff for 20 games without pay Tuesday for violating terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. The NHL.com release said under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the League and the players, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and possible treatment. “While recovering from an injury I suffered this past fall, I tried a treatment that I believed would help speed up the healing process,” Horcoff said in a statement.