Written by March 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local No. 24 Dixie State Baseball Opens Four-Game Series at UC Colorado Springs FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Saturday and Sunday, No. 24 Dixie State baseball (15-3, 4-0 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play) plays a doubleheader each day at Colorado-Colorado Springs (11-6, 4-0 in RMAC play).Because of inclement weather being forecast, the Trailblazers and Mountain Lions have made these changes to the schedule. Furthermore, UCCS has announced that these games are closed to the public because of the risks associated with coronavirus.Dixie State head coach Chris Pfatenhauer (254-128-1, .664 at Dixie State) is in his eighth season as the Trailblazers’ skipper.Pfatenhauer will go with right-handed pitcher Justin Dunham (2-0, 1.52 ERA) and left-handed pitcher Jack Gonzales (2-1, 2.77 ERA) Saturday. Sunday, right-handed pitcher Jimmy Borzone (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and left-handed pitcher Tevita Gerber (4-0, 2.76 ERA) get the nod for Dixie State on the mound.Among Trailblazers with at least 20 at-bats, senior first baseman/designated hitter Jake Engel, the reigning RMAC Player of the week, leads the squad in batting average (.458), hits (27), home runs (6) and RBI (26).Engel also leads the squad with 27 runs scored. Redshirt junior Tanner Harper is batting an impressive .408 as well for Dixie State.In his fourth season at the helm of the UCCS program, head coach Dave Hajek is 89-80 (.527).This weekend, the Mountain Lions will go with right-handed pitcher Daniel Silva (1-0, 2.77 ERA) and fellow right-handed hurler Christian Manmano (0-2, 3.75 ERA) Saturday.Sunday, UCCS rides with right-handed pitcher Jonathan Cowles (3-0, 2.70 ERA) and left-handed hurler Brian Marquez (3-0, 4.68 ERA).Among players with at least 20 at-bats, the Mountain Lions are led in batting average by junior outfielder Matt Berg (.397). Berg also leads UCCS in hits (27), home runs (4) and RBI (18).Senior infielder Matt McDermott leads the Mountain Lions in runs scored, with 18.Dixie State seeks to remain perfect against UCCS as they are currently 5-0 all-time against the Mountain Lions. Brad James Tags: Dixie State Baseball/UC Colorado Springs
Assistant Professor – Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence andMachine Learning)Job Description SummaryThe Department of Computer Science at Florida PolytechnicUniversity invites applications for an Assistant Professor withbroad teaching capacity that supports both undergraduate degreesand with research specialization that supports ArtificialIntelligence and Machine Learning. The Computer Science departmentis home to the largest undergraduate program in the Universitywhich delivers an ABET accredited degree in Computer Science withspecialization areas in Game Development, Cyber Security, SoftwareEngineering, and Autonomous Systems. Successful applicants must becapable of teaching a range of classes in the curriculum, at alllevels, and ideally would contribute to instruction focused in atleast one of the following areas: graphical interactive programs,Cyber-Security, Autonomous Systems, Software Engineering, andDistributed/parallel computing.This position is part of a strategic expansion of the departmentthat will add approximately eight faculty to the current thirteenfaculty members that comprise the department faculty. Thedepartment also delivers a Masters of Science degree in ComputerScience and the expansion of the faculty will be critical togrowing the size of this graduate program.Applicants must demonstrate the ability to develop a highlysuccessful teaching and research program, attract independentresearch funding, publish the results of their research studies inleading scientific journals of their discipline, supervise graduateand undergraduate students, and to teach effectively at both thegraduate and undergraduate level courses. In addition, thecandidates are expected to assist in the education mission of thedepartment and to provide whatever academic service is requested toby the Chair of the Department.Job DescriptionMINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to workin the United States. This proof must be provided prior toemployment at the University. An appointment is not final untilproof is provided. Cover letterCurriculum VitaeStatement of Research InterestsStatement of Teaching PhilosophyList of at least 3 professional references (names and contactinformation)Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submitthe following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic CareersWebsite: https://floridapoly.edu/about/careers/careersportal Diversity Statement:Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal accessinstitution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provideequal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities toall (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants foradmission, students, and others affiliated with the University)without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex,religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status,veteran status or genetic information.Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please besure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field beforecontinuing through the application. Once your applicationhas been submitted, no changes may be made and additionalattachments will not be considered.An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable duringthe application process. For positions requiring a degree, theofficial transcripts are required upon hire.Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United Statesrequire a equivalency statement from a certified transcriptevaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of anaccredited institution within the USA. This report must be attachedwith the application and submitted by the applicationdeadline.All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date ofthe job announcements.This position requires a background check, which may includea level II screening as required by the Florida Statute§435.04. ABOUT FLORIDA POLY:Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and isthe twelfth university in the Florida State University System. TheUniversity was created as an exclusively STEM-focused publicuniversity that offers high-value undergraduate and graduatedegrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focuson economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated topreparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, FloridaPolytechnic University blends traditional subject matter masterywith problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide studentswith learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and acareer of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses insmall class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to facultyexperience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and researchmission.Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term definedappointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, thatsubstantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment andprogression in rank upon completion of a significant review ofaccomplishments.Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-moderncampus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway betweenTampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines smalltown comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High-Tech Corridor ishome to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has morethan 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college.Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World,Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thrivingperforming art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and homevalues increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakelandand Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to liveand work.EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsAPPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: Teaching and/or relevant research/industry experienceDemonstrated ability to conduct independent andinterdisciplinary funded applied research.Experience in curriculum delivery and developmentExperience with students’ academic mentoringExperience in program assessment and execution of a continuousimprovement plan. Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled).Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilthe positions are filled. Active participation in professional activities andorganizations. DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior professional US experience with progressiveresponsibility.Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively withdiverse campus community.
6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Charisse JonesIt may be time to redefine retirement.A new survey of American workers from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found that 82% of the respondents age 60 and older either are, or expect to keep working past the age of 65. Among all workers, regardless of age, 20% expect to keep on working as long as possible in their current job or a similar one.“The days of the gold-watch retirement where we have an office party and maybe some punch and cookies and never work again are more mythical than a reality,” said Catherine Collinson, president of the retirement studies center. “Very few workers actually envision that type of retirement and many plan to keep on working part-time even after they retire.“It even raises the question is retirement the right word.”The new retirement horizon should encourage employers to reconsider the way they view their staffing.“It’s a call to action … to really revisit basic workforce management principles,” Collinson says, “The reality is that as a society we have workers who are looking to work much longer than 20 or 30 years. They’re also an important part of the economy because they’re consumers as well. ” continue reading »