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The Nots

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF
Medium 9781475824254

Notes From the Editor

Journal of School Public Relations Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Notes From the Editor

Susan C. Bon

Reflected in this issue is a variety of articles. For those who are either new to this journal or are existing readers, please be apprised that the journal has expanded the scope of articles considered and did so to be better competitive in the changing market for scholarly articles having important information for public school public relations personnel. Specifically, to quote our expanded focus as published on the web (see https://rowman.com/Page/JSPR) as well as on the first page of each journal, articles are solicited that address six critical areas in public school and higher education administration: public relations, school and community relations, community education, communication, conflict management/resolution, and human resources management.

Contained in this edition is an article titled “Elevating the Conversation: Relationships, Systems, and Schools,” by Kelly Wachel, a public information officer, that describes how low-performing urban schools can improve student achievement by following a systematic plan of action designed to negate negative perceptions. According to the systematic plan, school public relations officers should focus initially on the perceptions of students and on their values relative to their accountability for learning. To either reinforce or alter these values toward academic achievement, she advocates the involvement of other stakeholders, including parents, other high-achieving school districts, community leaders, and future employers. Specific attention is given to how to create a safe environment as well as an appealing environment where attention is focused on the school’s physical facility because most people judge a book by its cover.

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25. Where It All Began

Malcolm N. McLeod Basic Health Publications, Inc. ePub

Every genuine scientist […] is an idealist in the best sense of the word.

—WILHELM CONRAD RÖNTGEN(1845-1923)

I went to the health sciences library at the UNC Medical School, dusted off old volumes, and found a paper trail that led back to the 1950s. The name of one investigator stood out for his extensive and careful work, Dr. Walter Mertz.

Clearly one of the early preeminent chromium researchers, Dr. Mertz had published some 200 articles in scholarly publications such as the Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, the American Journal of Physiology, the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and the Journal of Nutrition.

Dr. Mertz and his colleague, Dr. Klaus Schwarz, working at the National Institutes for Health beginning in the 1950s, were trying to find the dietary cause of liver failure in a certain strain of rats. Their work was funded by the Brewer’s Yeast Council. Diseases of the liver are associated with excessive alcohol use, especially in the absence of an adequate diet, and the council wanted to understand more about liver failure and how it might be prevented with a change in diet.

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‘THE FIELDS ARE WHITE …’

Rossetti, Christina Carcanet Press Ltd. ePub

‘The fields are white to harvest, look and see,

Are white abundantly.

The full-orbed harvest moon shines clear,

The harvest time draws near,

Be of good cheer.’

‘Ah woe is me!

I have no heart for harvest time,

Grown sick with hope deferred from chime to chime!’

‘But Christ can give thee heart Who loveth thee:

Can set thee in the eternal ecstasy

Of His great jubilee:

Can give thee dancing heart and shining face,

And lips filled full of grace,

And pleasures as the rivers and the sea.

Who knocketh at His door

He welcomes evermore:

Kneel down before

That ever-open door

(The time is short) and smite

Thy breast, and pray with all thy might.’

‘What shall I say?’

                          ‘Nay, pray.

Tho’ one but say “Thy will be done,”

He hath not lost his day

At set of sun.’

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8 Returning to the Old House

Nha Ca Indiana University Press ePub

Someone has returned to the house in front of US. Before Tết, I saw that this house was very crowded; children filled its courtyard. When my father died, the head of that household came by to express his condolences. But now only two boys have come back. They wear clothes of profound mourning and have white hats on their heads.

I learn that they are back because I hear the sound of crying. One day, right before noon, when we have just crawled out of the shelter to help Aunt Vạn by bringing water to wash the rice, I suddenly hear sorrowful crying in the house across the lane. Aunt Vạn waves her hand:

“Be silent, someone’s crying so scarily. Someone’s crying as though at a funeral.”

I say:

“It seems to me like it’s a male voice.”

Thái inches outside:

“The crying is from the house in front of ours; it seems to be Uncle Năm’s house, don’t you think so, elder sister?”

“It sure is.”

“Let me go to the courtyard; perhaps I will hear or see something.”

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8-Engaging Intangibles

Peter R. Garber HRD Press PDF

Part I–Understanding Employee Engagement

8

Engaging Intangibles

Activity Description

Time Guideline: 30 minutes

Purpose

To highlight that all of the gains and benefits of employee engagement are not necessarily tangible

Description

A number of intangible benefits are presented as potential benefits of employee engagement in an organization.

Resources

Handout 8.1

Presentation

Begin the activity by clarifying the difference between intangible benefits and tangible benefits:

— Tangible benefits relating to employee engagement for an organization would describe such things as increased market share, increased sales, greater profitability, higher margins, etc.

— Intangible benefits would be more intrinsic things that don’t necessarily directly contribute to the bottom line financials of an organization, but are still critically important.

Distribute copies of Handout 8.1 to participants or make an overhead transparency of the handout to display.

Explain to participants that examples of intangible benefits of employee engagement might include the items presented in the handout.

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12. Quantum Energy Recipes

Yanick Jr Ph.D. N.D., Paul Basic Health Publications ePub

A low fat and high complex carbohydrate diet, naturally high in fiber and packed with phytochemicals and phytonutrients, leads to a healthy QEF balance. And showing you how you can establish a diet that results in QEF balance and the maintenance of your body’s optimum levels of healing energy has been the purpose of this book. This chapter will offer a series of recipes that will help you to put the Quantum Energy Diet into concrete form, day in and day out. Obviously, feel free to modify my ideas based on family likes and dislikes, and make substitutions based on what is available in your area. On the other hand, ordering ingredients by mail may be your best option.

Try to use fresh produce in all of the recipes in this chapter. Fresh produce is vitamin-packed, enzyme-rich, and loaded with nature’s nutritional powerhouses: phytochemicals. Always purchase produce that is pesticide- and antibiotic-free. Vary your salads with chicory, escarole, and endive, as these greens are full of enzyme-activating minerals and phytochemicals and help to promote healthy liver detoxification.

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Ten Sins Challenging Education in the Contemporary Global Era: A Philosophical Essay

International Journal of Educational Reform Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Ilghiz M. Sinagatullin

As the new century begins, not all things are organized properly in human culture. Forgetting about their most important goal in this life, to be good citizens of their own countries and the world and to serve for the well-being of humanity, a considerable number of people are lured by materialistic and technological luxuries, easy ways of acquiring wealth and fame, intoxicating liquids and substances, and bodily pleasures. These and other curves have a negative impact on all domains of life, with education as an exclusively vulnerable entity suffering most. The study focuses on some of the salient deviations of humanity, impeding the progressive development of education—a major priority and stronghold of human civilization. Prior to discussing the main issues, I will briefly characterize the contemporary globalization era. These days, whether we cherish it or not, we tend to and have to correlate almost all serious domains of life—and education is one such entity—not only with domestic matters, but also with global changes. By doing so, the notion of globalization and related questions immediately emerge in our minds.

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Strategy #14 Just-in-Time Opportunities

Peter Garber HRD Press, Inc. PDF

Strategy #14

Relationship

+

Just-in-Time Opportunities

1. Know the

Customer

6. What’s in a Name?

11. Understand the

Customer’s

Needs

16. Creating

Buying Habits

21. Teamwork

2. Build

Rapport

7. Selling Up,

Down, All

Around

12. Empowering

Customers

17. Selling

Service

22. Adapting to Change

3. Honesty is the

Best Policy

8. Contingency

Selling

13. Cutting

Costs

18. Full-Service

Selling

23. Beating the

Competition

4. Understand the Customer’s

Perspective

9. Creating the Need

14. Just-in-Time

Opportunities

19. Global

Approach

24. Creative

Selling

15. Pull-Through

Sales

20. Value-Added

Sales

25. Worth the Price

5. Selling the

“Sizzle”

10. Having the Latest

Technology

Performance

+

Sales Strategy

Relationship–lower

Performance–moderate

Just-in-time concepts have become very popular in many business applications such as inventory control and delivery. Just-in-time means that the product or even service is provided at the exact time that it is needed by the customer. In this strategy, just-in-time as it applies to selling significantly affects your relationship with the customer only if it is not on time. Similarly, performance really becomes important to the customer only if it is late rather than just-in-time. The concept of just-in-time sales represents unique windows of opportunity to be of greater value to the customer.

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14: Gains and Losses in the European Mammal Fauna

Kirby, K.J.; Watkins, C. CABI PDF

14 

Gains and Losses in the European

Mammal Fauna

Robert Hearn*

Laboratorio di Archeologia e Storia Ambientale, Università degli

Studi di Genova, Genoa, Italy

14.1  Introduction

Since 1970, global vertebrate populations have declined by around 30% (McRae et al., 2012), with mammals declining by 25% (Baillie et al.,

2010). In 2013, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List (http:// www.iucnredlist.org/) categorized 25% of the assessed extant mammal species as threatened. Nevertheless, some species are reclaiming parts of their historic ranges across Europe

(Deinet et al., 2013).

We cannot track the gains and losses of most of the animals found in European woods and forests; for example, what changes in shrew distributions might there have been over the last 10,000 years? However, we have a considerable amount of information about such changes for the larger mammals. These larger mammals are important for the functioning of forests; and apart from the trees themselves, have been the species group most directly influenced by human activities, such as hunting.

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27 How to be a Woman Travelling Alone

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

 27 

HOW TO BE A WOMAN TRAVELLING ALONE

… and enjoy your trip even more as a result

AVOIDING PITFALLS

The idea of going it alone on a big trip is daunting for anyone and perhaps more so for women, for whom safety issues can be more of a concern. Don’t let this put you off. Travelling as a solo woman opens up a whole world of new experiences as you learn to navigate situations on your own, forge unusual friendships and basically do whatever you want whenever you want. Empowering as it might be, however, it’s worth bearing the following tips in mind to ensure your trip goes smoothly.

1 Plan ahead, so you know what you should be wearing, so you avoid arriving in a new place late at night, so you always have enough money on you, and so on.

2 Read up on what is culturally acceptable and what is not. This way you avoid drawing attention to yourself for all the wrong reasons.

3 Having done your reading, trust your instinct: if you are comfortable you know what’s happening, nothing beats female instinct for keeping you safe.

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Addressing “Who Am I?” Before “Who Are They?” When Facing Diversity

Teacher Education and Practice R&L Education ePub

JAN L. H. FRANK AND KERRY D. FRANK

ABSTRACT: Before we as teachers can even begin to address the question of “Who are our students?” we must first reflect on and analyze ourselves—who we are in terms of race, ethnicity, class, gender, culture, personality, and other important factors. Relating to our students, challenging their thinking and actions, and being voices for change all demand that we understand who we are and how our selves influence thinking, behavior, interaction, and perception.

As we face diversity in our schools, we realize that we must learn who our students are, what their interests and life experiences are, what they need, and what they bring to the teaching–learning context. We often overlook, however, the fundamental necessity of reflecting on who we are. Typically, educators reflect on their actions and what happens in the classroom (Brophy & Evertson, 1976; Good, 1983; Good & Brophy, 1994; Rosenshine, 1983; Schon, 1987), but rarely do we focus on who we are in terms of race, class, gender, culture, values, and life experiences (Marshall, 2002). All of who we are is brought to the teaching–learning context and has a significant impact on how we present ourselves to our students; how students see us; how we see our students; the curricular decisions we make; our management decisions; the pedagogy we choose; and how we interact with the families of our students, our colleagues, administrators, and school staff (Fong & Markus, 1982; Markus, Smith, & Moreland, 1985). Hamachek (1999) notes,

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Siena

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Unesco includes Siena’s centro storico (historical centre) in its famed World Heritage list, citing it as the living embodiment of a medieval city. Easily explored in a day, the glories of its Gothic architecture and art provide a fascinating contrast to the Renaissance splendor that is so evident in Florence, making it a compelling side trip.

Upon arrival, make your way to the Piazza del Campo (Click here) and join the locals knocking back their espressos at Bar Il Palio (Click here). Next on the agenda should be the magnificent Museo Civico (Click here), with its peerless collection of 14th-century secular art.

Enjoy lunch at elegant Enoteca I Terzi (Click here), popular with bankers from the headquarters of the nearby Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world’s oldest bank. Afterwards, head to the Opera della Metropolitana di Siena (Click here), visiting its duomo (cathedral), battistero (baptistry) and other attractions. At the end of your visit, pop over to the Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala (Click here), on the opposite side of Piazza del Duomo, to see its famous Pellegrinaio (Pilgrim’s Hall).

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3 Suggested Itineraries

Christine Delsol FrommerMedia ePub

3

Suggested Itineraries

by Christine Delsol & Maribeth Mellin

These itineraries assume you’re flying in and out of Cancún, the most common, and least expensive, entry point for the Caribbean coast. Rental cars work well for travel in this area. The roads are straight, flat, and generally easy to figure out; most have been revamped in recent years with wide shoulders that make passing easier and safer. There’s little traffic in most of the region, with Cancún and often the Riviera Maya being notable exceptions.

Although a less ambitious version of these itineraries by bus would be possible, buses won’t take you down the narrow roads from the highway to the beaches; you’ll need to flag a taxi at the highway or face a long, hot walk. It’s a pretty good money-saving strategy for footloose travelers, but it is time-consuming—and it doesn’t allow for stopping on a whim, which often leads to the best travel experiences.

Think of these itineraries as a starting point that you can adapt to your liking; see “The Caribbean Coast’s Regions in Brief” (p. 61) and individual destination chapters for ideas. The 14-day highlights itinerary keeps you on the move but allows for some down time and avoids marathon drives. Still, you might want to skip a couple of stops and spend more time in other destinations. Be sure to check the full descriptions referenced in the itineraries to see if you need to make any reservations in advance.

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Remembering SA-I-GU

IU Press Journals Indiana University Press ePub

an interview with Dai Sil Kim-Gibson

DAI SIL KIM-GIBSON is the co-director, along with Christine Choy, of Sa-I-Gu, an acclaimed documentary film about the Los Angeles riots that focuses on the perspectives of Korean American women. The film’s title literally translates to “4-2-9,” or April 29, which is what many Korean Americans call the uprising in keeping with the Korean practice of naming important events by their date. PBS broadcasted Sa-I-Gu in 1993, and since then, the film has been screened in many venues, including numerous film festivals and universities.

Kim-Gibson left Korea in 1962 to pursue graduate studies in the United States. After holding positions with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New York State Council on the Arts, she decided in 1988 to devote herself to filmmaking. In addition to Sa-I-Gu, she is the director of Wet Sand: Voices from L.A. and Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women. The latter film was critical in raising awareness about the Japanese military’s practice of forcing Korean women into sexual servitude during World War II. Kim-Gibson is also the author of the recent book, Looking for Don: A Meditation, which brings together writings she composed after the passing of her husband. She is the first Korean American filmmaker granted official permission to film in North Korea, where she herself was born. Both personal and historical, her film on North Korea, People Are the Sky, is in the editing stage and set to be completed in 2014.

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