The successful candidate will serve as Director of the School ofHuman Environmental Sciences and will proactively lead efforts tobuild strong, multidisciplinary research programs in applied andbasic research in the areas of study within the School and relateddisciplines while providing exemplary leadership to innovativeteaching programs. The School Director is expected to lead byeffectively communicating with a wide range of people, cultivatinga climate of respect, fostering collaboration, creativity andinnovation while actively encouraging integration of the School’sresearch across teaching programs with ongoing extension effortsserving the College and University. Additionally, the Director will promote departmental interestsin state, regional, national, and international programs whilemaintaining relationships with the other disciplines in theUniversity System, state and federal agencies, and leaders acrossArkansas. Multi-disciplinary research programs of the School aredirected toward the development and transfer of credible, timely,and objective information, and address the needs of relevantindustries as well as the general public. The Director providesleadership in building a structure that enhances resources tosupport faculty development. Units within the School of Human Environmental Sciences arecomposed of the Apparel Merchandising and ProductDevelopment faculty who aspire to excellence in teachingthrough integrating leading industry techniques and technologies inthe program as applied in the apparel industry; the HumanNutrition and Dietetics faculty focus on human andculinary nutrition; the Hospitality Managementfaculty whose research centers around hospitality leadership,management, and events applications; the Food, Nutritionand Health faculty focus on nutrition for healthprofessionals, culinary nutrition, and nutrition communication; andHuman Development and Family Sciences faculty whowork on enhancing the quality of life for vulnerable people,children, families, and communities. The school has a growingfaculty and new facilities which include a $8 million childdevelopment study center, recently renovated apparel teaching andresearch laboratories, an updated commercial kitchen and food lab,and access to campus-based, commercial food innovations diningfacilities. The University of Arkansas seeks to build world class,innovative programs while strengthening diversity by recruiting andretaining a diverse faculty and student body. Our aim is to buildcultural competency, and most importantly serve as a resource forfaculty, staff, and students within the school as we seek toenhance our land grant mission of teaching, research, service, andextension. Undergraduate enrollments have expanded significantly inrecent years, and renewed emphases are being placed on enhancingmulti-disciplinary research and graduate programs. We seek toestablish the School of Human Environmental Sciences as a worldclass center by engaging in professional service and cooperatingwith public agencies, as well as private industries.
After 10 plus years as P. Diddy, Sean Combs decided that the grass is not always greener on the other side, and he would like to be called Puff Daddy once more.There’s just one little problem, the sharks swarmed and stole all the good Puff Daddy twitter handles. What’s a man to do when he can’t find a preferred twitter handle? While we’re fairly certain that this is a humorous prank by the good folks at Funny or Die, we couldn’t help but indulge. Photo and story credit to Funny Or Die.
Lauderhill Mall to host “Voices of Jamaica” cultural event On Saturday 26, from 5:30 -7:30 pm, The Lauderhill Mall, in conjunction with the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual “VOICES OF JAMAICA” cultural event, in celebration of Black History Month.Held under the Distinguished Patronage of the Consulate General of Jamaica, the Program includes a presentation by Jamaica’s Consul General, the Hon. Franz N. Hall, who will speak on “Jamaica’s Contributions to Black History.” The Jamaican Folk Revue, the Tallawah Mento Band, and the Sierra Norwood Cultural Kids Group will treat the audience to songs and recitals that take a nostalgic and amusing look at Jamaican Folklore as well as modern Jamaican drama.Jamaican Playwright, Poet and Folklorist, Rev. Easton Lee, will present from his repertoire and hilarious depictions of the intertwining of Chinese and Black Jamaican cultures in Jamaica. Malachi Smith, an Award-Winning and vastly entertaining Jamaican Poet and Cultural Orator, will thrill the audience with his famous renditions.Ash Matthews will don the atmosphere with Jamaican music…especially featuring the music of Jamaican Musical Icon and the “People’s Hero,” the late Bob Marley, whose birthdate is also celebrated during Black History Month.“Voices of Jamaica is designed to broaden our business networking scope by sharing our rich Jamaican Culture with the general community,” said Marie Gill, President of the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce. “Celebrating Black History Month in this manner helps to fulfill a component of the Chamber’s mission: To encourage and enhance business development among our membership; Promote Brand Jamaica; and Increase and Facilitate Trade and Cultural Awareness between Jamaica and the United States.”Jamaican Jerk Festival King, Eddie Edwards of Riddims Marketing, will Emcee the event. Admission to Voices of Jamaica is free but seating is limited, and registration is encouraged.To RSVP or to purchase Exhibitor Space, send email to [email protected] or call 1.866.577.3236.