CU-Boulder Initiates 62 Students Into Phi Beta Kappa Society

first_img Published: Feb. 11, 2001 Editors: Please note students from your local community. Students are listed by hometown. The University of Colorado at Boulder initiated 90 students from the College of Arts and Sciences into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary organization in December. Most of the students are from Colorado. Phi Beta Kappa Society initiates at the University of Colorado at Boulder generally comprise the top 6 percent of graduates receiving degrees in the liberal arts each semester. The society is allowed to accept up to the top 10 percent of graduating seniors who meet all requirements. Members must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.65 and have completed 100 credit hours of course work. CU-Boulder’s Phi Beta Kappa Society, formally known as the Alpha Chapter, was chartered in 1904 as the first Phi Beta Kappa chapter in Colorado. There are only three other chapters in Colorado at the University of Denver, Colorado State University and Colorado College. Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and has 250 chapters nationwide, which annually combine to initiate 15,000 of the graduating elite. Following are the CU-Boulder 2000 fall semester initiates from Colorado: Aspen: Andrew Ernemann Aurora: Jessica Bieda, Jennifer Greene Boulder: Jason Arentz, Tara Borger, Debra Davey, Kelli Davis, Jason Friedrich, Tara Kotliar, Emily Lee, Elyse Manteris, Jennifer Massey, Daemian McGill, Romona Mukherjee, Robert Rothberg, Tim Schumacher, Anna Welch, Stephanie Willen, Mi Yan Broomfield: Matthew Knuesel, Rebecca Prull, Dean Springer, Marcia Wojciechowski Castle Rock: Matthew Slaby Colorado Springs: Kirsten Culp, Matthew Hall, Kathleen King, Jill Norton, Kristine Thompson, Jack Wilson Denver: Elena Berzon, Maura Conn, Michael Sandoval, Megan Young Edwards: Cassandra Richardson Englewood: Amy Hawes, Jennifer Ley, Lela Mansoori, Christopher Miller, Margot Peters, Jamie Rezmovits, Margaret Waymel Fort Collins: Yihsin Tsai Grand Junction: Darrin Gilman Greenwood Village: Bryan Miller, Jennie Puzio Highlands Ranch: Nicole Handy Lafayette: Alisha Roper Lakewood: Karianne Higgins, Eric Schmidt Littleton: Richard Blaskovich, Cindy Chang, Nicolas Intagliata, Brett Jackson, Christopher Jacobson, Jessica Kenerson, Luke Leman, Alexis Scott, Quinn Stevens, Randall Uttley Longmont: Elias Brandt, Christopher Gaddis, Stephanie Searls Loveland: Matthew Mahlberg Monument: Charles Yoos III Morrison: Andrea Burgess Nederland: Aaron Perry Parker: Brittany Brooks Redcliff: San Guyer Silverthorne: Jennifer Hanan Steamboat Springs: Morgan Skurky-Thomas Superior: Julia Dewire, Kendra Spahr Thornton: Jennifer Kover, Lenox Powell Westminster: Michael White Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Gov’t to Create Super Regulatory Body for Telecoms Sector

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedGov’t to Create Super Regulatory Body for Telecoms Sector FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), Hon. Phillip Paulwell, said that the government is moving to establish a “super regulatory body” to effectively monitor the telecommunications sector. The functions of the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) and the Broadcasting Commission will be merged to create this super agency, he informed. Mr. Paulwell was addressing members of the newly appointed SMA board during a meeting on Friday (March 16) at the agency’s head offices downtown Kingston. “We do have a number of regulatory systems in place, all operating almost at silos, and creating, I believe, unnecessary bureaucracy for the private sector. We have the OUR that is ostensibly the lead regulator in the industry, we have the SMA, and then there’s the Broadcasting Commission. “What we are going to do, and it’s now policy, is to merge and to collapse the functions of the OUR, SMA and the Broadcasting Commission into one super body that is going to be the high-powered ICT (Information Communications and Technology) regulator for all aspects of the infrastructure,” the Minister said. He informed that the Ministry will be spearheading the formulation of the legislation that will make the body a reality.  “But, we need now to make sure that as we develop the legislation… it doesn’t take us two or three years after that for us to have the body up and running,” he stated, informing that he has set a timeline of 18 months to complete the process. Minister Paulwell told the SMA board members that they are now charged with the mandate to make the merge a reality. “I believe you are well appointed to start to fashion the transition that will see the single regulator embraced within the physical structure of SMA. We will come up with a name, very shortly, that will be the name for the three companies,” he said. He acknowledged that the task will not be easy “but, it is now a reality, so it means that you will have to embrace (OUR) along with the Broadcasting Commission, to work out that transition. It means that you will have to revamp your own organisation; you will have to spell out in great detail that transition path.” The Technology Minister told the SMA board members that one of his main objectives is to ensure that Jamaica quickly regains its position as the leading ICT destination in this Hemisphere, and to re-establish the SMA as the centre of excellence in relation to wireless services in the Caribbean. “We want this organisation to be the pre-eminent agency in the region that has the capabilities to share information, while it develops its own expertise,” he remarked. The newly appointed board members of the SMA are: Chairman, Chris Honeywell; Deputy Chairman, Dr. Denzil Williams; Sophia Fraiser-Binns; Adrian St. Louis; Desmond Palmer; Mario Mitchell; Danielle Hickling; Shynelle Anderson; Pierre Shirley; Andrew Geohagen; Marlene DeMercado; and Olivia Leigh Campbell. The SMA, established in 2000, is the national regulator for the radio frequency spectrum and is an advisory body to the Minister with principal responsibility for telecommunications. The SMA works closely with other related regulatory agencies, including OUR,the Broadcasting Commission, the Fair Trading Commission(FTC), and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), in formulating policy and legislation in relation to the communications industry. Gov’t to Create Super Regulatory Body for Telecoms Sector TechnologyMarch 20, 2012 RelatedGov’t to Create Super Regulatory Body for Telecoms Sector By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporter RelatedGov’t to Create Super Regulatory Body for Telecoms Sectorlast_img read more

Homestead Now Home to ‘Best’ Fishing Pond in Montana

first_imgClick the image or use the arrows to see more photos from stocking Pine Grove Pond.A lot happens in 128 years, but surprisingly little has changed on the Street family’s 160 acres north of Kalispell. The property, first homesteaded in 1883, has remained undeveloped and the family continues to till the land, keeping alive generations of farming tradition. But one pasture, tucked away next to the Whitefish River, has caught Robin Street’s attention for years. It always seemed like a nice place for a fishing pond. A perfect place, in fact. Apparently, Street has an eye for these things, because now that a pond has been placed in that pasture, it looks like it should have been there all along. The way Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Jim Vashro sees it, it’s the nicest family fishing pond in Montana. “I would venture to say this is the best one in the state,” Vashro said. “We have some other nice ponds, but this one beats them all.”It’s just as Street envisioned it.“It’s a pretty area down here,” Street said last week as crews stocked the pond with trout. “It’s kind of a shame to keep it all to yourself. All the stars aligned to make this happen.”Street donated 13 acres of his family’s original 160 homesteaded acres to the FWP for the Pine Grove Pond, which will officially open on April 30. The pond measures 5 acres and holds both rainbow and westslope cutthroat trout. Altogether, Vashro says there are about 4,000 fish cruising the water.There will be a kids’ fishing derby with prizes from 9 a.m. to noon on April 30, followed by a ceremony to honor the Street family. To reach Pine Grove Pond, driving from Kalispell, head north on Whitefish Stage Road, turn right on Rose Crossing and follow the signs down to the water. The pond is open to all ages. Kids ages 14 and under are allowed to keep one fish each. Some trout are as large as 18 pounds, but the majority are more manageable sizes. It is the fourth FWP-operated public fishing pond in the area. There is also a popular fishing pond located at Snappy Sport Senter.While FWP’s other three ponds – Buffalo Head, Dry Bridge and Shady Lane – are all quality, Vashro said Pine Grove, the biggest of them, is special. Located just off of the Whitefish River, free-flowing underground water gives the pond characteristics of a natural fishery, with high nutrients and the potential for diverse bug life. It’s 17 feet deep in areas. The surrounding area is pretty. The fish will be able to live healthily for years, Vashro said, which will make for good fishing and good eating. “The only thing they’ll have to worry about are ospreys and kids,” Vashro said. Building the fishing access area was a widespread team effort involving numerous volunteers, in addition to FWP and the Street family. Street’s wife is Joyce and three kids are Debbie, Steve and Valerie. Steve was instrumental in the permitting process.The Flathead Valley Community College heavy machinery program built the road and gravel parking area. Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety provided the fence. Boy Scouts were slated to do landscaping and Flathead Wildlife Inc. donated 12 bluebird boxes.Gene Fincher, who runs local fishing tournaments, gathered crews to perform a number of tasks, including building a picnic shelter. Fincher said Walleye Unlimited is paying for the construction of a gazebo. Other groups, including Schellinger Construction, also contributed to building the fishing access area, Fincher said.Murray Springs State Fish Hatchery from Eureka, Creston National Fish Hatchery and Jocko River Trout Hatchery all stocked fish in the pond on April 20 with the help of volunteers.To help pay for some improvements and for the purchase of the property, FWP used a $20,000 grant, though the land would be valued much higher than that if Street were to sell it on the market.Street’s grandparents, Richard and Susan Street, homesteaded the property in 1883. After growing wary of sending their kids to school all the way down in Demersville on horseback, the Streets decided to start their own school, and Pine Grove School was born. Richard was on the original school board.Mannington Street, Robin’s father, went to school at Pine Grove, which is located right next to the family’s property. Robin also went to the school. Both of them served on the school board. Two of Robin’s three kids attended the school before it shut down in 1973.Robin Street has long wanted to put a pond on his property. One big step was finding someone who wanted all the gravel. After Bucky Wolford’s Glacier Town Center fell through, Street said he was fortunate to work out a deal with Ames Construction to provide gravel for the U.S. 93 Alternate Route.Ames Construction also helped with building structure at the fishing access area. The manager for Ames was excited about the pond, Street said.“He told me, ‘When I leave a gravel pit, I never want to see it again, but this one I want to bring my grandkids to,’” Street said.Street was relieved to see the project finished, but there was still one thing he wanted to see.“When the kids are fishing – that’s when it’s going to feel good.”For rules, regulations and other information on FWP’s Pine Grove Pond, call the agency at (406) 752-5501. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. 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Royal Wedding Invite For Dumfries Charity Workers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Usual Place a community cafe, and flexible training rooms which provides an excellent, fully accessible facility for the entire community in Dumfries is delighted to announce that  Amy Wright Chairperson and Heather Hall CEO have been invited to attend the Royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May the 19th 2018 at  at Windsor Castle in England. The pair pair will be there to represent the work of The Usual Place in enabling young people with additional support needs achieve their civic and economic potential.Amy Wright told DGWGO “This is a very great honour for The Usual Place. The Hollywood Trust has supported the work of The Usual Place from its inception following the  Youth Matters  Conference funded by The Hollywood Trust in 2011.“The Hollywood Trust have generously offered to provide the funds required by Amy and Heather to attend.Amy Wright Continued  “This invitation has received a great deal of public interest highlighting the potential of young people with additional support needs. We know that when young people with additional support needs have access to individualised strengths based developmental support they are able to contribute equally to their communities. The Usual Place will continue to focus on working to achieve equality of opportunity in partnership with our partners in the public, third sector and local business.”last_img read more