Adjunct Faculty, College of Communication, Language, Arts and Social Sciences

first_imgMinimum Qualifications About the College / Department Quick Link for Positionhttps://jobs.uafs.edu/postings/1483 Summary of Job Duties Position Number20-13-P001 The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity,affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting andsupporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. TheUniversity welcomes applications without regard to race, religion,color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexualorientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability,family medical history or genetic information, politicalaffiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the UnitedStates on the first day of employment. All applicant information issubject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom ofInformation Act.UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educationalopportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, nationalorigin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation,or gender identify. The University abides by all applicableemployment laws.As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the Universityis committed to provide equal employment opportunities for allapplicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring,transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits andall other aspects of employment. About the University Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Statement Position Summary Benefits Open Until FilledYes Anticipated start date Special Job Dimensions Qualifications of instructors teaching both lower and upper levelcourses leading to an associate or bachelor’s degree requires amaster’s degree in the discipline or related field with a minimumof 18 graduate credits in the subject area. Instructors inoccupational and technical areas such as practical nursing,automotive/welding, and office administration are generallyrequired to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and related workexperience. Other job-related education and/or experience may besubstituted for part of these requirements. This is a pool position. Applicants will be contacted as positionsbecome available. * Please list the subject(s) you are interested in teaching:Anthropology, Art, Criminal Justice, Media Communication, English,Geography, German, Graphic Design, History, Humanities, Music,Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work,Spanish, Speech, and Theater.(Open Ended Question)* Please list your availability to teach: Day, Evening, and/orWeekend.(Open Ended Question)* Do you understand that failure to complete the EmploymentHistory section of the application will result in automaticelimination?YesNo * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?YesNo Prior teaching experience. To perform the job successfully, the following competencies arerequired for the essential functions of this position:• Current knowledge of the relevant discipline.• Good organizational skills and timeliness in responding tostudent inquiries.• Ability to respond to needs of learners from a variety ofeducational backgrounds in a multicultural environment.• Ability to deliver course outcomes and content through a varietyof teaching/learning styles.• Ability to use technology effectively in teaching.• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and inwriting.• Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonalrelationships with students and colleagues. * Did you upload your unofficial transcript(s)?YesNo For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University ofArkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learningcommunity with a student-centered approach focused on the successof the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative,hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert facultyto ensure students receive a future-focused education at the mostaffordable tuition rate in the state. The university has undergonesignificant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for successin the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutionsand affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on theArkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley.Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is nowa vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of culturalactivities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtownarts and entertainment district. Outdoors enthusiasts willappreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains,forests, parks, and waterways, both within city limits andthroughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easydriving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City,Little Rock, and Memphis.The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities locatedon 170 beautifully manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W.Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who chooseto live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes,complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campusapartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campusinvolvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100registered student organizations, which includes academicsocieties, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, andcultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in NCAADivision II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’svolleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country,and tennis. Work Schedule DepartmentAdjunct – College of Communication, Language, Arts, and SocialSciences * Do you understand that failure to upload your unofficialtranscript(s) may result in an incomplete application packet?YesNo Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Open Date Working TitleAdjunct Faculty, College of Communication, Language, Arts andSocial Sciences Close Date Teach in one of the following subject areas as assigned:Anthropology, Art, Criminal Justice, Media Communication, English,Geography, German, Graphic Design, History, Humanities, Music,Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work,Spanish, Speech, and Theatre. The position reports to thedepartment head/program director/dean who assigns responsibilitiesregarding student needs and course outcomes. This is a poolposition. Applicants will be contacted as positions becomeavailable. License(s)/Certifications Salary$650 per credit hour • Teach assigned course as specified in the course schedule andcourse letter of assignment.• Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; preparecourse materials and lesson plans.• Provide students with approved syllabus that includes courseobjectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendancepolicies, assignments, and evaluation criteria.• Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles.• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting courseobjectives and learning outcomes through assignments, projects, anddiscussion; provide feedback in a timely manner regarding studentprogress.• Be available for student consultation through office hours orscheduled appointments.• Maintain records of enrollment, attendance, assessments, andgrades; submit rosters and grades by University deadlines.• Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review courseevaluations, and use feedback to improve course delivery.• Revise and update course content as needed.• Attend orientation sessions to become familiar with theUniversity’s mission, teaching philosophy, policies and procedures,and the learning management system.• Meet with supervisor to discuss all aspects of the courseincluding student progress and curriculum development.• Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by actingand communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providingleadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-timeattendance.• Other duties as assigned. Posting Details Posting NumberF00091P This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminalbackground check, sex offender registry check, financial historybackground check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction orarrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history aloneshall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationshipto the requirements of the position. Background checks and drugscreening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Preferred Qualifications Work performed primarily in an office/classroom setting. Whileperforming the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibitsdigital dexterity when entering data into computer. Requiredabilities include walking, standing, and sitting for extendedperiods. Visual demands include close, relatively detailed visionwhen focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks andhears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 10 pounds. Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeUnofficial College TranscriptsCover LetterOptional DocumentsProof of Veteran StatusUnofficial College Transcripts – Additional 1Additional DocumentSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Did you complete the Employment History section of theapplication?YesNo Does this position require a background check?Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check,and Drug Screening. Position requires employee complete ArkansasMandated Reporter training prior to employment. If yes, please describe.(Open Ended Question)* How did you learn of this employment opportunity?(Open Ended Question)last_img read more

Hudson Chamber partners with local organizations to better serve county businesses

first_imgJERSEY CITY –The Hudson County Consortium for Business Growth and Development has been newly formed by five county organizations dedicated to building the capacity of local area businesses. The consortium intends to support business growth and development through the design, planning and coordinated delivery of educational programs to better serve entrepreneurs, start-ups, early stage, and mature businesses.The consortium, which will provide access to educational programs throughout Hudson County, is comprised of the following founding partners: Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Hudson County Community College Center for Business and Industry, Hudson County, Economic Development Corporation, the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity, and NJ Small Business Development Center at New Jersey City University.The consortium also intends to support the Hudson County Office of Business Opportunity in its efforts to assist businesses in becoming eligible for certifications and in gaining access to procurement opportunities at the county, state and federal levels and in the private sector.“The chamber is excited to partner with organizations that have a proven track record of delivering excellent educational programming for area businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Maria Nieves, president & CEO of the Hudson County Chamber. “This partnership enables us to be true to our mission to provide our member’s with access to the best resources in the community, assist them in becoming certified, and at the same time, support the good work of our partners.”The consortium’s first initiative is the launch of spring educational programs that include classes in basic financial management, accounting fundamentals, QuickBooks, and Excel for business and finance professionals. Spring classes began in March and will continue through June and are open to the public. Information about class offerings, dates and locations, as well as how to register is available at www.hudsonchamber.org. For information about the Hudson County Chamber, please call (201) 386-0699 x 220 or visit www.hudsonchamber.org. ×last_img read more

WMAW: “The journey was challenging, demanding yet hugely enjoyable”

first_imgFinsbury Food Group saw off tough competition to win the Celebration Cake Business of the Year category at the Moulin Rouge-themed Baking Industry Awards 2016As innovations director at Finsbury Foods, Jill Downs spearheaded the company’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA) entry. “We wanted our cake to reflect aspects of the Belle Époque, when the Moulin Rouge was at the height of its glory,” she says of the design.Downs explains there were plenty of monochrome images online, but it was the paintings of artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who was a patron of the Moulin Rouge, that inspired the team. “Our cake is ultimately a tribute to Toulouse-Lautrec – it is the Moulin Rouge seen through his eyes.”The team – Andrea Pitt, innovation cake designer, David Languerand, group innovation chef, and Debbie Lear, innovations illustrator – worked hard to include Toulouse-Lautrec in many guises on the cake. “He even appears as one of the characters, holding a brush and palette, surrounded by his drawings – and alcohol, which was the cause of his early death.”The Moulin Rouge cake itself is set against two backdrops – one depicting a night sky, to illuminate the royal icing that makes up the lights on the sails, and the second against a cloudy, Parisian sky.“This was in keeping with our interest in showing two elements of the Moulin Rouge: the glitz and glamour of the girls and the abandonment of inhibitions, fuelled by absinthe and the optimism of the period; and, in contrast, the reality of life for many of the dancers as they sought fame and fortune far from home,” says Downs.This theme is continued throughout the cake with details such as rats seeking crumbs from pastries; a captive, dressed monkey; and a snake that wraps around the body of famous Moulin Rouge dancer Jane Avril. The team worked on the cake for more than a month, explains Downs. “With that amount of detail we wanted to be sure to get it just right.”Of the win itself, Downs says: “We were delighted. It was an opportunity to create an intricate cake that wasn’t restricted by manufacturing capabilities or cost. We found new ways of working through our experimentation with ingredients, pushing boundaries, which ultimately informed future designs for retail.”And the night of the awards ceremony was unforgettable, adds Downs. “What a night! It was great seeing our displayed cake getting lots of attention.”So does she think other businesses should enter the BIAs? “Go for it! Entering inspired us to look at cake decorating with fresh eyes. The competition was fierce and urged us to up our game. The journey was challenging, demanding and yet hugely enjoyable. It’s a massive opportunity to showcase your talent and promote your business.”Sponsor’s commentsRenshaw has sponsored the Celebration Cake Business of the Year category for 12 years in a row.“Each year we’re incredibly impressed with the entries we receive,” says the business. “What makes this category so fun to judge is the theme each year, and seeing how each business interprets it.”Independent judges John Slattery of Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier in Manchester, and Sonia Young, publisher of British Baker met semi-finalists at the new Renshaw Academy in Liverpool.John Slattery says: “Finsbury’s cake showed thought, passion, attention to detail and great use of colour. Character modelling, painting and piping were executed in a neat, clean manner, creating a fantastic visual appearance.”last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Debuts New Originals, Goes All Improv & More For Four-Set UMBowl VII In Vegas

first_imgLast night marked the annual tradition known as UMBowl, a one-of-a-kind Umphrey’s McGee concert where the band will play four uniquely themed quarters, challenging themselves in a variety of ways as musicians. UMBowl VII was held at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas yesterday, and the four quarters of the night were as follows: Raw Stewage, All Request, All Improv, and Choose Your Own Adventure. Raw Stewage has been a breeding ground for new Umphrey’s McGee originals over the past years. The quarter works by fans submitting some of their favorite moments of UM improvisation during recent shows, and the band figures out interesting ways to package them into new original songs. The set featured five tunes, including “Breaker” (01.28.2015 All In Time), “Roctopus” (04.14.2005 Pay the Snucka + 04.01.2014 In the Kitchen), “Downtrodden” (03.23.2007 Intentions Clear + 09.22.2011 Nothing Too Fancy), and “Until We Meet Again” (04.19.2014 August). There was a fifth song in that set as well, called “Fly Like A Beagle.”Next up was the All Request set, where fans had previously voted for a number of selections to be performed during the second quarter. The set opened with just Jake Cinninger, who donned an acoustic guitar for “Nopener.” He was joined by Brendan Bayliss on acoustic guitar for “Gulf Stream,” before the rest of the band returned for “Great American.” The two still had acoustics for UM original “Bullhead City,” but they welcomed Jennifer Hartswick to join in the madness with her powerful vocals. The set kept rocking with “FF,” where Andy Farag took over on drums for Kris Myers, before segueing into a new debut original, “Soul Food III.” From there, Jake Cinninger took over on drums for the song “1000 Places To See Before You Die,” which saw the return of Jennifer Hartswick and her horn playing companion, Natalie Cressman. The two made up a powerful horn section to power this fun tunes, which hadn’t been played since 2014. The horn section stayed through the next song, “Alex’s House,” with Cressman and Hartswick contributing vocals as well. The set ended with “Forks,” with Hartswick and Cressman helping to bring the set home with their potent vocal style.The third quarter was a reprise of the band’s recent “From The Hip” all improvisational set, as the entire set was performed improvisationally. While the previous All Improv set in Milwaukee featured saxophonist Joshua Redman, this one saw contributions from Hartswick and Cressman throughout. The band was locked into a tight groove, and worked their way into a “Jimmy Stewart” with lyrics.Finally, the band settled in to a Choose Your Own Adventure quarter, where each song was one of three possibilities and was chosen by fans on the spot. Cressman and Hartswick were again on hand for the whole set, and you can see the options for each song in the set here, with the chosen song featured in bold: August, 40’s Theme, or Slacker; Soul Food II, Kabump, or Atmosfarag; Mad Love, Go to Hell, or Ringo with horns; Bitches Brew (Miles Davis) improv, Zappa (Jake conducts) improv, or Tortoise improv; Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough, Ophelia, or Sledgehammer; end Wizard Burial Ground, end 1348, or end All In Time.With the score still tied at the end of four quarters, the band returned for an overtime encore to send the show into a final frenzy. The band started the set with a bust-out of Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” which hadn’t been played by UM in over 500 shows (6.24.11). Finally, they ended the show with “All In Time,” a proper reflective moment to bask in the glory of what had just been performed. Four glorious sets of Umphrey’s McGee, pushing themselves to the musical limits. Until next year!Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s. Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 5/6/16Quarter 1: Breaker[1], Roctopus[1], Fly Like a Beagle[1], Downtrodden[1], Until We Meet Again[1]Quarter 2: Nopener[2], Gulf Stream[3], Great American[4], Bullhead City[5], FF[6] > Soul Food III[7], 1000 Places to See Before You Die[8], Alex’s House[9], Forks[10]Quarter 3: Improvisation[11]Quarter 4: Slacker, Atmosfarag > Ringo[12] > “Zappa (Jake conducts) improv”[12], Sledgehammer[13], Wizard Burial Ground[14]Overtime: I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)[13], All In Time[14][1] debut, original[2] Jake solo acoustic[3] just Brendan and Jake on acoustics[4] Brendan and Jake on acoustics[5] Brendan and Jake on acoustics and Jen Hartswick on vocals[6] with Andy on drums replacing Kris[7] debut, original; with Andy on drums replacing Kris[8] with Jake on drums replacing Kris, and with Natalie Cressman on trombone and Jen Hartswick on trumpet[9] with Jake on drums replacing Kris, and with Natalie Cressman on trombone/vocals and Jen Hartswick on trumpet/vocals[10] with Natalie Cressman and Jen Hartswick on vocals[11] with Jake on keys along with Natalie Cressman on trombone/vocals and Jen Hartswick on trumpet/vocals; “Jimmy Stewart” with lyrics[12] with Natalie Cressman on trombone and Jen Hartswick on trumpet[13] with Natalie Cressman on trombone/vocals and Jen Hartswick on trumpet/vocals[14] endingNotes:first quarter was Raw Stewage, comprised of attendees’ votes for past “Jimmy Stewarts”: Breaker (01.28.2015 All In Time), Roctopus (04.14.2005 Pay the Snucka + 04.01.2014 In the Kitchen), Downtrodden (03.23.2007 Intentions Clear + 09.22.2011 Nothing Too Fancy), Until We Meet Again (04.19.2014 August)second quarter was comprised of attendees’ votes, “All Request”; with Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin) tease before Gulf Streamthird quarter was completely improvisedfourth quarter was in “choose your own adventure” style, with attendees voting for the next “adventure” live: August, 40’s Theme, or Slacker; Soul Food II, Kabump, or Atmosfarag; Mad Love, Go to Hell, or Ringo with horns; Bitches Brew (Miles Davis) improv, Zappa (Jake conducts) improv, or Tortoise improv; Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough, Ophelia, or Sledgehammer; end Wizard Burial Ground, end 1348, or end All In Timelast Forks 02.01.2013 (336 shows)last I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do) 06.04.2011 (524 shows) A full gallery of photos from the night can be seen below, courtesy of Erik Kabik: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

The march is on

first_imgThe Earthwatch Institute will bring its scientists to the Allston-Brighton community on Aug. 30 (Monday) at 6:30 p.m. The talk, titled “Saving the Penguins of Robben Island, South Africa,” will be held at the Harvard Allston Education Portal on 175 N. Harvard St., and is co-sponsored by the University.Leading experts Peter Barham of the University of South Bristol, United Kingdom, and Les Underhill of Cape Town University, South Africa, will discuss how together with Earthwatch volunteers they are helping to reduce the impact of various threats on Robben Island, where 13,000 penguins were affected by the country’s worst oil spill in 2000. Most penguins were cleaned and released, but the future of this penguin population (reduced by 90 percent in the past century) is by no means assured.The Earthwatch Institute moved to the neighborhood of Allston in March.Tickets can be obtained by e-mailing [email protected], or by calling 978.450.1212.last_img read more

Empowering the Business to Come Out of the Shadow IT

first_imgFirst we called it shadow IT. Then it was rogue IT. Now, we refer to it euphemistically as business-managed IT (BMIT). No matter what you call it, the longstanding problem of business groups buying, building and deploying IT solutions without company authorization presents the same challenges to IT executives everywhere.In some cases, it could mean that business-sensitive information is being used and shared without proper security controls, sometimes in external environments. It often leads to fragmented architecture, a lack of integration and inconsistent and ineffective management of vendor contracts. It also increases overall costs, complexity and may create a “double standard” between IT and business-implemented solutions. And it is a practice that is on the rise across a wide range of industries, as cloud technology has evolved.No longer limited to resorting to stealth servers under someone’s desk, the business now has easy access to a growing number of Internet-based providers offering nearly unlimited IT capabilities in the public cloud. But we in IT also have more options than ever to turn this headache into a business-empowering opportunity. It’s not like business leaders’ reasons for using BMIT aren’t good ones. They are under increased pressure to drive top line revenue ASAP. They want new capabilities, and more agile IT tools. At the end of the day, business leaders’ choice to use BMIT is about faster time to market and better control.The good news is that enterprise IT organizations have also transformed with cloud technology, and new, in-house IT models can now compete with outside cloud providers to give the business the capabilities it wants, at competitive cost and in shorter cycle times.What we in IT need to do is be proactive in showing the business that we can not only meet their needs in a more agile way, but also do it better than outside vendors. Our IT solutions are scalable, secure and efficient. We bring a great understanding of business processes, and we know how to integrate the multiple technologies needed to enable many capabilities. We understand the data architecture and we have expertise in IT vendor management.What’s more, since we have a highly optimized private cloud infrastructure and don’t have to make a profit, in many cases, we can provide such capabilities cheaper than outside vendors. And where using outside resources makes sense, we can work with the business to leverage those options as well, acting as a “broker–agent” to negotiate the smartest and most cost effective deal.At EMC, we are now building applications that are cloud-enabled and that can be hosted on an internal or external cloud. We’ve also developed the ability to migrate seamlessly between clouds to create a hybrid cloud approach.And to give the business more control and flexibility in using these expanded capabilities, we are implementing a user-focused, IT-as-a-Service model which allows business users to “buy” what they need — like Business-Intelligence-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service.It’s all about proactively engaging and empowering the business by creating a framework that allows it to experiment in a way that helps drive innovation and accelerates time to market and time to value together.BMIT is here and it’s not going away. So don’t kid yourself by thinking that you don’t have such a challenge in your organization. Believe me, you do.Given this reality, it’s up to us as IT professionals to seize this opportunity to demonstrate how we can add differentiated value by turning BMIT into business-empowered IT.last_img read more

Ensuring your culture sticks

first_imgOnboarding: At Kasasa, all new employees are shown a video of me explaining our values. They receive a booklet that details the company’s values and describes real-world application of the behaviors we demand. New hires are then tested on the values and forced to retake the exam until they pass. Next employees spend a full day in our “War College,” where they examine the values in great detail through structured exercises and presentations from existing employees. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’ve talked about the value of a strong culture and how to build one in “Culture Doesn’t Equal Employee Perks” and “4 Steps to Engineering a Great Culture.”But then what? Here are seven best practices for making sure your culture thrives.Hiring: It’s a lot harder to get someone to change their personality to fit your culture than to hire people who already fit. I recommend clearly articulating the culture in all job postings so non-fit prospective employees can opt out before they even apply.last_img read more

Bulldogs Boys Middle School Basketball Results

first_imgThe 7th grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball team picked up their fifth win of the season over a talented Greendale team. It was a close game, but Batesvillle pulled it out 41 to 38 at the final buzzer.Leading is scoring for Batesville was Cole Werner with 14, Ean Loichinger with 11 and Eli Pierson with 8. Also adding points for Batesville were Frank Moorman and Travis Lecher with 4 each. Ean Loichinger added an extra spark to the team bringing down 7 rebounds, getting 3 steals, and creating 3 jump balls. This spark spread to Eli Pierson and Frank Moorman as they both pulled down 7 rebounds also.The 7th grade dogs are now 5 and 2 on the season.What a night for Batesville middle school basketball! Both teams came away with an exciting victory and are now 5-2.The 8th grade played a great game on both sides of the floor. RJ Powell led Batesville with 20 points. Mason Barker added 10 and played outstanding defense. Peters hit a big three and added 2 clutch free throws for 5 total. Sievert, Sherwood, and Peetz added 4 a piece. Moorman was a scrapper on defense with several forced turnovers and a big 3. Greendale was forced to foul at the end where Hinners hit 2 free throws to seal the victory.We will be back in action Tuesday at home against St. Louis. Come join the excitement and support BMS basketball.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.last_img read more

Belleville Motorsports earns 4th IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup title

first_imgBELLEVILLE, Kan. – Belleville Motorsports won its fourth title in the five-year history of the IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup program this season.The Belleville, Kan., chassis builder had the top point total among the record 24 manufacturers entered in the 2013 contest and will receive a $500 cash prize and trophy during the IMCA national awards banquet on Nov. 30 in Lincoln, Neb.Points were awarded to 15 different manufacturers based on top 10 drivers in each of the five IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified regions (10 points for first, nine points for second, etc.). Points from each of re­gion were then combined to determine a na­tional manufac­turer of the year.BMS totaled 40 points, Jet Racing had 30, Victory Chassis 25, Razor Chassis 15, Skyrocket Chassis 12 and Ninja Chassis by DeVilbiss 10.“It’s great to win the Manufacturers’ Cup contest for the fourth time,” BMS manager Brandon Blochlinger said, again sharing the success with dealers Close Racing Supply, Sebo Motorsports and KSI Racing Supply.Completing the scoring were Larry Shaw Race Cars and BillsBuilt Race Cars, both nine; Harris Auto Racing, eight; Chase Allen Motorsports and Dirt Works Race Cars, both seven; Rage Chassis, five; 1st Class Chassis, four; Destroyer Chassis; two; and GRT Race Cars, one.“It was great to see a points battle that involved a variety of manufacturers. The quality of chassis has certainly improved,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Fifteen brands earned points this year and that’s the most we’ve ever had in the five years we’ve done the Manufacturers’ Cup.”Other cup entries this year included Addiction Chassis, B & B Racing Chassis, Dirt Boss Chassis, Edge Chassis, Mad Man Chassis, Medieval Chassis, Sidebiter Chassis, Taylor Motorsports and X-Factor Race Cars.Awards will also be given to each regional cup winner.BMS reigned for the fifth straight year in the Eastern Region while Jet won for the third time in the Central Region.First-time winners were DeVilbiss in the Western Region, Razor Chassis in the North Central Region and Chase Allen Motorsports in the South Central Region.Jeremy Frenier won the Central Region crown in a BMS ride. Jesse Sobbing ruled the North Central in a Jet, Chris Fleming was first in the East with a Victory and DeVilbiss paced the West in a Ninja.last_img read more

McKenzie ‘interested’ in Ireland job

first_img Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea has ruled himself out of contention and Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths insisted Mark McCall is committed to the club. McKenzie has been linked with the Ireland role since announcing he would step down as Queensland Reds head coach at the end of the current Super Rugby season to pursue a job at international level. He added: “I have stated I would like the Wallabies job but it’s all in the timing. You have to look around what’s available when you’re looking for a job. “I have made it clear the challenge of coaching at that level is what interests me but there aren’t many opportunities at Test level and you can’t control the timing.” O’Shea was immediately tipped for the job, having guided Harlequins from the Bloodgate saga to Aviva Premiership champions and into this weekend’s Heineken Cup quarter-finals against Munster, but the former Ireland full-back insisted that even the lure of coaching his country was not enough to turn his back on a project at Harlequins he believes still has a long way to run. “I’m going nowhere. My contract is here (until the summer of 2014), I love it here and hopefully I will be here for a long time to come,” O’Shea said. “Of course you are flattered (to be linked) but my job is here.” Joel Schmidt is a strong contender for the Ireland job, having guided Leinster to back-to-back Heineken Cup triumphs with one of the most scintillating attacking teams in Europe. McKenzie is the favourite in a narrowing field of potential candidates to replace Declan Kidney, whose departure was announced on Tuesday after Ireland finished fifth in the RBS 6 Nations. The former Australia prop told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph he had not been in contact with the IRFU – but he also left them in no doubt he would be interested in a conversation. “I have said I am looking for coaching challenges at the next level and I am looking for whatever the possibilities are,” McKenzie said. “It’s the type of job I am interested in looking at but there have been no discussions.” Ewen McKenzie could be prepared to shelve his stated ambition of coaching Australia if the opportunity arose for him to take charge of Ireland.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more