BURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College announced it has hired two new deans as part of a restructuring of the Colleges academic divisions. Dr. Jeffrey Rutenbeck of the University of Denver was named dean of the Communication and Creative Media Division and Dr. Wayne H. J. Cunningham of Iona College was appointed dean of the Business Division. The new deans join the College in July, bringing with them a wealth of experience in their fields.Rutenbeck takes the helm of Champlains newly formed Communication and Creative Media Division, having most recently served as the director of Digital Media Studies at the University of Denver. Rutenbeck founded that innovative program, which integrates design, technical and critical approaches to digital media; it is one of the Universitys fastest growing programs.Rutenbecks professional background includes working for and consulting for Microsoft, as well as consulting for Time Warner, US Air Force Space Command and the Guangzhou Daily Press Group in China. He was the founding president of the International Digital Media and Arts Association and is now the chairman of the board.Jeff is a national leader in digital media and he has a long history of innovative program development, said Dr. Russell Willis, Champlains provost and chief academic officer. Hes an award-winning teacher who was highly respected at the University of Denver.Rutenbeck received his doctorate in communication from the University of Washington. He earned a bachelors degree at Colorado College and a masters in journalism at University of Missouri-Columbia.Cunningham becomes the dean of the restructured Business Division. He most recently served as dean of the Hagan School of Business at Iona College in New York. Before Iona, he was director of the MBA Program and the interim dean of Dexter Hanley College for adult and non-traditional students at the University of Scranton.At the Hagan School, Cunningham developed a new vision for the school and moved forward the accreditation process. Throughout his career, he has been a leader in establishing business programs, speaker series, internships and advising programs. He has taught business, management, and operations management and statistics at Iona College, University of Scranton, Bucknell University, University of North Florida and The Pennsylvania State University. He also taught a special MBA course at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.Wayne brings both administrative experience at the dean level and an entrepreneurial spirit to the new business division, Willis said. His expertise in accreditation and assessment will serve the College and the division very well.Cunningham received his doctorate in business administration at The Pennsylvania State University, as well as his MBA and bachelors degree.In May, Champlain College restructured and renamed its four academic divisions to increase their academic and administrative effectiveness. Our restructuring allows us to link programs more easily for faculty collaboration, marketing and alliances with the business community, Willis said.The new divisions were three years in the making. They are:· the Communication & Creative Media Division· the Business Division· the Information Technology & Sciences Division· the Education & Human Studies DivisionThe new division deans will serve as strategic academic leaders with a special focus on faculty and program quality, tuition revenue and fundraising for their programs. They will oversee new program development, including additional graduate programs in their fields. The deans will establish strategic plans for their divisions that express the Colleges strategic plan, Willis said. They will be advocates for academic excellence.The new deans will also be faculty members who interact with students on a regular basis. Theyll be leaders with respect to our students, too, Willis said.The College will turn its attention to hiring two deans for the Information Technology & Sciences Division and the Education & Human Studies Division. They would start work in July 2007.Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused programs balanced by a liberal arts foundation.# # #
He highlighted four academics on the team whom he believed represented these qualities: I Dewa Gede Palguna, Apolo Safanpo, Makarim Wibisono and Bambang Purwoko.Established under a ministerial decree signed by Mahfud on Oct. 2, the team comprises ministry officials, members of state institutions, intellectuals and several Papuan figures including church pastors and indigenous leaders.The government-sanctioned team said on Monday that it had concluded its field investigation into the alleged shooting of Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani last month, despite naming no suspects.“The team has now reported all cases and it just has to combine them into a structured report. They are given until Oct. 17 to make the report and to discuss their findings before drawing a conclusion,” Mahfud added. Topics : Read also: Body of slain Intan Jaya pastor to be autopsied, says fact-finding teamHe also said that the team had managed to “break the existing barrier” of extracting information from armed criminal groups in Papua, something he claimed that no one had ever successfully done until now.“The family used to be very reluctant in giving their statements. Now, the team can easily meet the family. They want to give statements and share facts, even sign an agreement letter for pastor Yeremia’s body autopsy,” he said, claiming the success was a result of cultural diplomacy with the help of local figures.Head of the fact-finding team, Benny Mamoto, said the team had questioned approximately 25 eyewitnesses, including the victim’s wife, members of the medical team who provided care to the victim and several security personnel who happened to near the area at the time of the incident.Benny, who also heads the National Police Commission (Kompolnas), said the team would continuously monitor the case, even after it is dismissed after 14 days – the amount of time it was given to investigate the death of the Papuan pastor.“So, please, rest assured that we will monitor the process so that it will unfold in accordance with the law,” Benny said.According to the Indonesian Communion of Churches, the Indonesian Evangelical Christian Church (GKII) and local media in Papua, Yeremia was shot by Indonesian Army (TNI) personnel on his way to his pigpen on Sept. 19.The TNI denied the allegation, claiming that an armed group was responsible for the incident. In addition to Yeremia’s death, the team also investigated other deaths that took place in Intan Jaya at around the same time, including the shooting of civilian Badawi and TNI soldiers Chief Sgt. Sahlan and First Pvt. Dwi Akbar. Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has defended a joint fact-finding team sanctioned by the government to conduct probes into recent killings in Intan Jaya regency, Papua, saying the team is full of professionals with unyielding independence.He asserted that the team operated based on facts and dismissed accusations that it only followed the government’s orders.“The team has people whose perspectives can’t be bought. They cannot be dictated. If they say no, that means no and everyone will believe them,” he said in a press conference on Tuesday.
“The poor and the vulnerablesectors will be heavily-disadvantaged under this scenario, as they don’t havethe resources to cope with any shortage of food and other necessities,” hefurther said./PN “Gayang lagi, ang mga mahihirap ang pinakaapektado sa mga ganitong pagkakataon.Siguraduhin natin na angkop ang pansin at pagpapahalaga ang maipapaabot sakanila,” she said. The Vice President also stressed theneed to extend financial assistance to poor communities and to “protect thevulnerable.” MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredosaid the “community quarantine” declaration to contain the coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) in Metro Manila will be effective only if there are enoughbasic supplies for the people. “Preventing travel to and from MetroManila with only 52 cases as this point is a textbook case of overreaction,” headded. “NCR is the political and economiccapital of the Philippines. The economy will grind to a halt as the flow ofgoods and people from the provinces to NCR, and vice versa, will be affected,”Sotto said in a statement. In an address to the public onThursday night, Robredo said her fellow government officials must ensure thereare enough basic supplies, such as food and sanitary items, to help allay fearsamong citizens. President Duterte on Thursday imposeda “community quarantine” and travel ban for land, sea and air in and out ofMetro Manila from March 15 to April 4, subject to review daily. Shoppers endured long queues at checkout counters in groceries and supermarkets in Manila yesterday as word that a lockdown would be enforced set off panic buying across Metro Manila. Shelves were emptied quickly, with sanitisers, disinfectants, rice and cooking oil among the most sought-after items. EPA-EFE The travel restrictions, recommendedby the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging InfectiousDiseases, were made in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 in thecountry. Senate President Vicente Sotto III,meanwhile, said isolating Metro Manila would “only result in panic and hoardingof goods.” “Isaitong paraan para hindi na dumagdag ang pangamba ng ating mga kababayan. Kungalam nating magiging sapat ang supplies sa ating mga komunidad, papanatag ang atingloob, at hindi na natin kakailanganing lumabas pa,” Robredo said.