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first_imgTerra Mauricia Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Terra Mauricia Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Terra Mauricia Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Terra Mauricia Ltd (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileTerra Mauricia Limited is an investment holdings conglomerate that is engaged in the production and distribution of alcoholic products, such as wine and spirits, and cane spirits, as well as sale of various consumable goods, production and sale of electricity from coal and bagasse. The company also manufactures and sells hollow concrete blocks, aggregates, rock sand products, rents properties and engages in the property development and promotion activities that include, site identification and surveying, project conception, market survey, administration, project management, as well as marketing and sale. Terra Mauricia Limited operates within the segments of sugar, commercial and alcohol production, and energy. The company is based in Mauritius. Terra Mauricia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_img Roland Head | Monday, 3rd February, 2020 | More on: CRST JMAT PZC Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. If you’ve got cash to invest and are looking for safe and profitable long-term opportunities, then I think it pays to avoid the latest ‘hot stocks’. Popular shares are often fully priced for good news, leaving no margin of error for disappointment.I prefer to focus on good companies where the share price already reflects a cautious outlook. Today I want to look at two stocks where I think short-term headwinds have created a buying opportunity. I also want to consider one high-yield stock that I’m avoiding following recent news.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A household name going cheap?My first pick has been in business for 135 years and has not cut its dividend for at least 31 years. Consumer goods firm PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC) is best known for brands such as Carex, Imperial Leather, St Tropez and Original Source.The firm has been hit by tough trading conditions in its core UK and Nigerian markets over the last year or so. In the UK, for example, customers are trading down to cheaper own-brand products in areas such as hand washing. Despite this, PZ Cussons’ brands have managed to gain share in a number of markets.The firm’s shares are now trading at levels last seen in 2009. I think that’s probably too cheap for a good quality, defensive business that has historically generated attractive shareholder returns. In my view, the stock looks reasonably priced on 16 times earnings, with a 4.3% dividend yield. I’ve added PZ Cussons to my buy list.202 years of technologyContinuing today’s theme of UK businesses with long, successful track records, my next pick is chemicals and engineering group Johnson Matthey (LSE: JMAT).Today, this firm is best known for producing catalytic converters for motor vehicles. But it’s been in business for 202 years. In my view, this demonstrates an impressive ability to evolve and adapt its business to changing technology.As you might expect, the firm’s focus is on sustainable technologies. 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Over the long term, I think the shares look good value, trading on 12 times forecast earnings with a dividend yield of around 3.4%.I’m avoiding this 6.6% yieldLast week, housebuilder Crest Nicholson Holdings (LSE: CRST) published its latest accounts. In my view, the numbers were pretty poor. The number of homes completed fell by 4%. Pre-tax profit fell by 39% to £103m. Forward sales are 22% lower than at the same time last year. And profit margins have slumped.The only thing that stayed the same was the dividend, which was left untouched at 33p per share. This gives the shares a tempting 6.6% yield, but in my view it relies on new CEO Peter Truscott delivering a strong turnaround.Mr Truscott does have a strong track record and I think he should be able to fix many of the group’s problems. However, he faces uncertain market conditions, rising labour costs and the end of the profit-boosting Help To Buy scheme.Crest’s 6.6% yield may seem tempting. But in my view, now isn’t the right time to be buying housebuilders, especially troubled ones. See all posts by Roland Head Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of PZ Cussons. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” £5k to invest? 2 dividend stocks I’d buy (and one I’d avoid) Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img Despite the recent stock market rally, it may still be possible to unearth under-the-radar pandemic bargains. After all, a number of companies and sectors continue to be unpopular among investors due to their uncertain outlooks.Through focusing on the quality of companies and comparing their valuations to those of sector peers, it may be possible to find attractive investment opportunities. Over time, they could deliver impressive returns in a potential long-term stock market recovery.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Defining under-the-radar pandemic bargainsOf course, different investors will have differing views on which stocks can be classed as under-the-radar pandemic bargains. However, they could include those companies that have solid fundamentals. These include a sound balance sheet, but trade at low prices compared to their sector peers.For example, a clothing retailer may currently be struggling to generate rising sales because of lockdown restrictions. Consumers may be avoiding spending on clothing because of a lack of opportunities for social interaction. This could mean a challenging financial outlook for the company in question.However, if it has a solid financial position that means it can survive and a wide economic moat, it could deliver a significant improvement in profitability as the pandemic subsides.Furthermore, investors may have factored in many of the challenges faced by such businesses. This could mean they currently offer wide margins of safety that make them under-the-radar pandemic bargains when purchased with a long-term view.Searching for bargain stocks in unpopular sectorsSome sectors may be more likely to contain under-the-radar pandemic bargains than others. For example, the travel & leisure industry currently faces a very challenging outlook due in part to the impact of coronavirus. This may have caused many businesses to trade at low prices, since investor sentiment could be weak.But where they have strong customer loyalty and sufficient liquidity to overcome present challenges, they could offer investment appeal. By comparing their current valuations to their historic averages, as well as to those of sector peers with similar business models, it may be possible to unearth the most attractive buying opportunities. While their share prices may remain unpopular for some time, they could offer strong recovery potential over the long run.Building a portfolioClearly, under-the-radar pandemic bargains could experience further challenges in future. As well as the prospect of ongoing risks associated with coronavirus, they may struggle to adapt to a fast pace of change in the world economy. Therefore, it’s important to build a portfolio that contains a wide range of companies to reduce risk.Through identifying sound businesses that may be undervalued by other investors, it may be possible to generate attractive long-term returns. Over time, this could have a positive impact on an investor’s portfolio performance as the world economy experiences a likely recovery from what has been an extremely challenging 12-month period. How I’d aim to find stocks that are under-the-radar pandemic bargains Image source: Getty Images. 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first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! January 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaGrievingHospice Previous articleNew commissioners highlight Orange County swearing-in ceremonyNext articleHelp a Veteran this Christmas Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply The Anatomy of Fear “Most people have good intentions when they offer try to offer support to someone who is grieving. Unfortunately, many people say things that are not comforting and can actually be hurtful,” Nimmo says.10 BEST Things to Say (or Do)I am so sorry for your loss. How are you feeling?I wish I had the right words, just know I care and I’m here for you.I don’t know exactly how you’re feeling, but I am here to help in any way I can.You and your loved one will be in my thoughts and prayers.My favorite memory of your loved one is…It must be so hard to keep going when you’re hurting so much.Give a hug instead of saying somethingWhat would be helpful for you right now?I can only imagine how difficult this is for you.Say nothing, just be with the person.“What’s wonderful about these ‘best things to say’ is that they are simple, from the heart, and they validate the grieving person’s feelings without any implied judgement,” Nimmo says.WORST Things to SayAt least she lived a long life.He is in a better place.She brought this on herself.There is a reason for everything.It’s time to put this behind you.You can always have another child.She was such a good person that God wanted her to be with him.I know how you feel.She did what she came here to do and it was her time to go.Be strong.“The common thread among these ‘worst things to say’ is that they minimize a person’s grief. Most of them imply that the grieving person should not be sad, and that is not loving or constructive,” Nimmo explains. “People who are grieving the loss of a loved one need to feel that their grief is validated and they are supported by their friends and family. Grieving is what we do individually.  Mourning is when we grieve (share tears, sadness and memories) with others. A wonderful way to support someone who is grieving is to mourn the loss of their loved one with them.”Click here to download more tips on what to say to a grieving person. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply If you are still in doubt about what you could say to the family and loved ones of a deceased person, if possible, you could ask their hospice team for suggestions. Many hospice companies offer bereavement services for many months after a person has passed away, and most hospice workers are extremely compassionate and helpful to those who were close to the patient. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Thoughts to consider during a difficult conversationFrom Florida Hospital – ApopkaIt can be difficult to know exactly what to say to someone who is grieving the death of a loved one. Regina Nimmo, Children’s Grief Educator at Hospice of the Comforter, offers these examples of the best and worst things to say to someone dealing with grief. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Adrienne Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_img  53 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 12 October 2016 | News Fundraising Ireland and the Irish Charity Tax Reform Group, which earlier this year announced that they were merging, have rebranded as the Charities Institute Ireland (CII).CII’s new mission statement is to “work to create the conditions for a vibrant independent charity sector that attracts increased funding support to deliver positive, tangible social change in Ireland”.CII’s four objectives are:Promoting and enabling the environment in which charities can flourishProviding leadership and support to those dedicated to best practice and high standardsSupporting the growth of established charities and supporting those with potentialChampioning those committed to greater transparency and improved accountabilityCII says all fundraising charities in Ireland will benefit directly from their work on improving the policy climate, public trust, and capacity building training but to have greater impact they will focus on Ireland’s top 500 charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Irelandcenter_img Irish fundraising body rebrands  54 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgHaiti refugee shelter on a building rooftop in Tijuana.On visits from San Diego to Tijuana, Mexico, I was able to learn from Makeda Makossa and Professor Wilner Metelus about the serious humanitarian crisis facing more than 5,000 Haitian and African refugees stranded in Tijuana as they attempt to seek asylum in the United States. The two activists pointed out the horrors facing the refugees and the efforts to assist them.Makeda Makossa is the heroic founder and developer of San Diego’s World Beat Center in the city’s historic Balboa Park and of the Casa del Túnel across the border in downtown Tijuana, Mexico. Both are important progressive venues in their respective cities.The two facilities’ cultural activities attract many youth of color, and they are frequently the sites for important political events, most recently the touring photo exhibit that honors Fidel Castro at the WBC, and a Haitian art exhibit in celebration of International Migrant Day at the Casa del Túnel. Makeda has fought tirelessly and successfully to keep both centers open in the face of resistance from local reactionary forces.Recently, Makeda has devoted much time and effort to raising awareness about the serious humanitarian crisis just over the border in Tijuana. She makes frequent trips to Tijuana’s Casa del Túnel-Cultural Arts Center, where she recently made contact with some of the 5,000 or more Haitian and African refugees stranded at the border with few resources but holding on to the hope of being able to cross into the U.S. eventually.She transports much needed food, clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, toys and other needed supplies donated by individuals and organizations on this side of the border.  Making that journey is no easy task. She has to pass through a highly militarized border, coming and going, and many times her van is subjected to searches and scannings, which means a lot of wasted time spent waiting.Professor Wilner Metelus speaking at a shelter housing Haitians in Tijuana.My first trip to Tijuana with Makeda and the WBC family was on Dec. 17. We visited a Haitian art exhibit celebrating International Immigrants Day at the Casa del Túnel.  Bernice and I went by car, while Makeda and Micheline drove a van full of the supplies needed to prepare a Haitian feast for the evening celebration, which was a special tribute to all the workers and organizers supporting the Africans and Haitians in Tijuana.Food and songMicheline St. Louis, aka Queen Nyanza, presented a musical performance and prepared a delicious Haitian meal. Professor Metelus, president of the Comité Ciudadano de Defensa de los Naturalizados y Afromexicanos [Citizens’ Committee in Defense of Naturalized and Afro-Mexicans] was the special guest speaker. Professor Metelus and Makeda both expressed how important it is that people on both sides of the border unite in pursuit of justice for the refugees.After the program of music and words of gratitude and solidarity to the people of Tijuana for welcoming and embracing Haitian and African migrants, there was food for everyone at no cost.Our second trip together was on Dec. 21 for a special ceremony for Professor Metelus at one of the hostels hosting Haitian migrants. There were about 50 men, women and children, including babies.My hosts explained to me that this shelter, which is located at a church, is one of the better facilities because it has two bathrooms with showers, a kitchen for food preparation and everyone sleeps inside. There is a courtyard for exercise, play and other activities. It is so important for people who are living under much stress to have something to do for entertainment.Professor Metelus asked that everyone follow the rules of the hostel. He also urged them to avoid getting involved in any of the extralegal activities that occur in the neighborhood.A warning to refugeesHe also warned: “You might have the idea to cross [the border] through the desert. Do not do it because it is very dangerous. Here in Mexico there are good brothers and sisters. You can find a job. At least the people here will insure you have food every day.”Professor Metelus was on a 15-day tour to inspect the shelters in Tijuana so that he could corroborate the many complaints about them. People told him that the present services provided to the Haitian and African migrants are totally inadequate. They include bedbug-infested facilities, insufficient food, unsanitary bathrooms and a lack of electricity.For example, in one hostel with a capacity of 60 people, he found up to 500 Haitians. Some of the hostels are roofless, or located near dumpsters, and women and children share space with unrelated men.Makeda Makossa and other supporters from the U.S. and Mexico with the Haitian migrants at the shelter.On my third visit to Tijuana on Dec. 22, I had the opportunity to ask professor Metelus a few questions.Gloria Verdieu: Where are you from?Professor Metelus: I’m from Gonaïves, Haiti, but I live in Mexico.GV: How many Haitian migrants are there in Tijuana?PM: Over 5,000 have shown up. That is the registered number, but there are many more. There is an urgent need for help for this migration crisis.GV: How many shelters are there in Tijuana?PM: There are 35 shelters total. Hundreds of Haitian and African migrants continue to be sustained in overcrowded shelters in Tijuana, experiencing inclement weather and the lack of resources. I have visited many shelters, one located in El Alacrán, an impoverished neighborhood away from the city center.The Mexican authorities are relocating migrants of African descent to shelters in areas like this, plagued by lack of food, care and hygiene. I was deeply shocked [by what I saw] and sent a message with requests for the governments of Mexico and the United States to do something.Some Haitians are being committed to rehabilitation centers, saying that they are mentally ill.  This is not true. They are being placed in these centers because they have no place else to put them.GV: How did the Haitian migrants get to Tijuana from Haiti?PM: They did not come directly from Haiti. They came from Brazil or Colombia, for example. They came by foot, by bus — encountering corrupt police — lots of money paying guides — predatory smugglers — robbery, rape, murder — finally reaching Tijuana only to be housed in shelters not prepared or equipped for this influx.Seeking relief from the dire political and economic situation of their country, thousands of Haitians left the island in search of a better life in Brazil, a country that has one of the most open borders and that offered them refuge after the 2010 earthquake. Yet, for several months now, for lack of work and opportunity, more and more Haitians are starting the journey north, with backpacks and knapsacks and children in tow, crossing no less than 10 countries before reaching their desired goal, the USA.GV: Are there more women than men? What are some of the issues that the women face?PM: Definitely more men. … It is not good that men and women be housed in the same space. Not good for the women or children, not good for families.GV: What can we do to help?PM: Let people know what is going on. Bring people to Tijuana to see for themselves what is happening. This is a crisis. African Americans should join in making an appeal to the U.S. government to take some action in regards to this crisis. Join the efforts of Makeda … and help the Haitians to become self sufficient, to get jobs and begin their lives where they are.I also spoke with some of the refugees. One young Haitian man told me how he fled to Brazil following the 2010 hurricane, which devastated many Haitian communities, making normal life there next to impossible. At first, he said, there were programs in Brazil for the refugees, including job offers, and they were welcomed. But the economic situation changed and he had to head north with many others, their goal being the U.S., a three-month journey.He was surprised and saddened when he heard that the U.S. was turning refugees away, since the U.S. government knows how bad things are in Haiti. Makeda offered to try to help this young man settle in Tijuana, as she also did many others, stressing that winning the right to cross the border legally might take a long time, if ever. The projects she is working on will provide jobs in Tijuana for some of these desperate people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgNew York City Chicago Philadelphia Washington, D.C.center_img The Working People’s Day of Action was held coast-to-coast on Feb. 24, with actions in dozens of U.S. cities calling out thousands of workers. The day was initiated by the workers’ rights organization, Jobs with Justice.The protests were timed to defy the reactionary Janus vs. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31 case due to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 26. The case threatens the right of public sector unions to collect fees from non-members to cover the negotiating and grievance costs of representing them.A ruling against AFSCME Council 31, representing workers in Illinois, would be a vicious attack on all public sector unions in the U.S. The outcome could affect more than 5 million government workers in 24 states and the District of Columbia.The Janus attack is part of an ongoing attempt by billionaire owners to break public sector unions, which now have the majority of U.S. union members. These unions fight for increasing the minimum wage, improved workplace safety, better health care benefits, protection of retirement funds and many other issues.Public sector unions hold a strong bottom line for better benefits for all workers. Women are 57 percent of public sector union members. (National Women’s Law Center, 2012) One in 5 African Americans work in a public sector job. (New York Times, May 24, 2015)The Feb. 24 date also commemorates a turning point in the historic 1968 Memphis, Tenn., sanitation strike by Black and other nationally oppressed workers to be represented by a union, which began Feb. 22. That’s when over 1,300 African-American men, represented by AFSCME Local 1733, walked out on strike. The men were then making 65 cents an hour under life-threatening work conditions.On Feb. 24, Black leaders and ministers formed a citywide organization to support the strike, but the city obtained a court injunction to keep the union from picketing. Black ministers called out their congregations to march, beginning daily on Feb. 26. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who first visited Memphis to show solidarity with the workers and the community on March 18, was assassinated there on April 4. AFSCME signed a contract ending the strike on April 16.Gregory Floyd of Teamsters Local 37 in New York City said in an interview with the Feb. 23 Chief-Leader: “Workers’ rights and civil rights are one, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knew this and ultimately died in the fight for equality and dignity in the workplace. The fight must continue. The Janus case is a grave reminder of this.”Coast-to-coast coordinated actionsWorkers turned out in cities across the country Feb. 24 to say “No right to work for less laws.”The biggest demonstration was the continuing strike of public school teachers in West Virginia. Teachers in all 55 counties walked out Feb. 22-23 in an historic action to fight against poverty-level wages and accelerating health care costs. (See coverage at World Party members in Buffalo, N.Y., and  Washington, D.C., raised the West Virginia teachers’ struggle in those cities. Union members from the Civil Service Employees Association, Communications Workers, AFSCME and other unions were there, as well as community supporters.In Chicago, about 3,000 people from a broad array of unions rallied in Daley Plaza, while in New York City more thousands gathered in Foley Square in front of the Federal Building. It was a day, as one speaker put it, to tell “the Agent Orange head in the White House” that workers were preparing to resist.There was an air of excitement in the crowd. People were taking group photos to remember the day by, along with T-shirts, caps, buttons, placards and other paraphernalia from their unions. Workers showed an interest in socialist literature, with hundreds of copies of this paper distributed, along with thousands of related leaflets. At least one unionist took a Workers World placard with “No right to work for less” and put it up in a tent where union material was distributed.Estella Vazquez, executive vice president of 1199SEIU, told  cheering union sisters and brother: “Our future is not really in danger because labor is standing up, labor is organizing, labor is uniting and labor is resisting. We are ready to resist and we will win.” She ended her speech with the slogan from the Chilean resistance: “Workers united will never be defeated.”When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke, his electoral platitudes were greeted with boos. The speakers with the most critical and sharpest talks were received warmly, like Baxter Leach, long-time AFSCME member and a sanitation worker who participated in the historic 1968 Memphis strike.Several thousand union activists and community members rallied in Philadelphia. Many elected officials and labor leaders, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, addressed the rally. One of the high points came when a feeder march of several hundred workers from various SEIU locals joined the rally at Thomas Paine Plaza. Their lead banner read in part, “No Court Case Will Hold Us Back.”Workers gave an overwhelmingly positive response to leaflets raising the connection between growing U.S. war threats, including against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and the increased attacks here on unions and on working and poor people generally. Many in the crowd remarked that the record Pentagon budget should be used to fund people’s needs.Over 1,000 people in Columbus, Ohio, ignored the driving rain and marched to the center of state government. The vast majority were from the Ohio Education Association. Teachers and students demanded safe schools as well as fighting against newly introduced “Right to work for less” laws in the state legislature. There was much enthusiastic discussion among participants about the statewide teachers’ strike in neighboring West Virginia.In Madison, Wis., Workers World Party stood in solidarity with public sector unions against austerity, with the slogan, “Stop the attacks on unions and build people’s power!” Wisconsin was ground zero for workers’ struggles in 2015, when anti-labor Gov. Scott Walker and the right-wing legislature rammed through a “Right to work for less” law.Workers fought back with tremendous community support. By the hundreds of thousands, they occupied the state Capitol building here during February and March. The 2015 “Right to work for less” attack in Wisconsin continued the bosses’ 2011 campaign that has virtually eliminated collective bargaining for public sector workers and imposed wage cuts on state workers.The Janus vs. AFSCME case is one part of an organized, coordinated campaign of class war funded by capitalist billionaires. In Wisconsin, the attack has been bankrolled by the Bradley Foundation, the Koch brothers and other bosses. In other states, big business, Wall Street and Pentagon interests lead the assault.Contributing to this report were Ben Carroll, Ellie Dorritie, G. Dunkel, Sam Olson, Susan Schnur and Jeff Sorel.Photos: Ellie Dorritie in Buffalo, N.Y.; G. Dunkel in New York City; Joseph Piette in Philadelphia; Jeff Sorel in Chicago; Matt Estey in Columbus, Ohio; Sam Olson in Madison.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Madisonlast_img read more

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Education Caltech Appoints Associate Dean for Undergraduate Students By SHAYNA CHABNER McKINNEY Published on Monday, July 23, 2018 | 7:39 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Subscribe Kristin Weyman, a student affairs professional with more than a decade of experience in supporting the personal and professional development of undergraduate students, is joining Caltech as an associate dean for undergraduate students. Weyman will assume her new role on July 30, 2018.Weyman will be one of two associate deans who work with Dean of Undergraduate Students Kevin Gilmartin in sharing responsibility for the development of Caltech’s 1,000 undergraduate students. The dean’s office oversees a wide variety of issues related to the well-being and progress of students throughout their educational career, including academic advising and support services, personal and general advising, faculty outreach and communication, student conduct, crisis management, and disability services.Weyman comes to Caltech from Ohio Wesleyan University, a small, private, residential liberal arts college, where she has served as the associate dean for student success for the last year. Prior to that, she was in Southern California, serving as the associate dean for students and dean for first- and second-year students at Claremont McKenna College. Throughout her time in higher education, and in particular in working within student affairs leadership, Weyman has taken on a broad range of increasing responsibilities, from supervising and aligning student support services throughout student affairs, to assisting in the review and development of policies and procedures to enhance the student experience, to overseeing new student orientation programs, to meeting one-on-one with individual students and groups in an advising and mentoring capacity.Weyman says, “I am excited to join the Caltech community and work with its motivated student body and dedicated faculty and staff to further the Institute’s goals in helping students foster a balanced, healthy lifestyle while engaging in academic and extracurricular pursuits.”Weyman’s appointment is occasioned by the retirement of Barbara Green, after 29 years of supporting Caltech’s students and families in the dean’s office. Green, an honorary member of the Caltech Alumni Association and a 2013 Thomas W. Schmitt Annual Staff Prize awardee, has been an integral team member in the dean’s office, overseeing the transition between several faculty deans as well as serving as interim dean and sole representative for the office during two separate academic years and filling the role of disability services coordinator for graduate and undergraduate students.“As I leave my position as associate dean, I am happy to know that someone as thoughtful, experienced, and dedicated as Kristin will be joining the dean’s office,” Green says. “Throughout her career in higher education, Kristin has demonstrated a commitment to supporting individual students—understanding their individual needs and backgrounds, and aligning the support and resources to help them succeed. She will be a welcome addition to Caltech.”center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News 17 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more