See also:Cargiant plan ‘compelling’ Old Oak proposalQPR boss unsure over Faurlin returnRangers say public supports Old Oak plansInjured Taarabt no closer to QPR returnRangers not interested in Alvarez Argentine defender Pablo Alvarez is training with QPR ahead of a possible move to the club.The 30-year-old is a free agent, having been released by Italian side Calcio Catania in the summer.Alvarez, who is primarily a full-back but can also play in midfield, previously had spells with Boca Juniors and Estudiantes in his native Argentina.AdChoices广告He was on loan at Real Zaragoza in Spain in 2012 and is believed to have a Spanish passport. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
- Coordinator, Service Learning
Job SummaryThe Coordinator, Service-Learning will assist with the design,development, oversight, implementation, and assessment ofservice-based programs associated with the Office ofService-Learning & Civic Engagement (SLCE).Job DescriptionTypical duties may include but are not limited to:•Supervises students and student leaders participating inService-Learning activities and mentors them through the process ofachieving their Service-Learning goals utilizing the Active CitizenContinuum.•Leads and coordinates team efforts toward the planning, execution,and assessment of on-going programs and events.•Coordinates and assists with presentations to classes,departments, and student organizations regarding SLCE frameworks,the service-learning graduation requirement, finding anddocumenting service-learning experiences, and more.•Facilitates holistic student development essential to studentsuccess and retention through service-learning experiences.•Works collaboratively with SLCE team to provide, coordinate, andassess service-learning based academic support services designed toincrease retention and graduation rates of undergraduatestudents.•Works collaboratively with the Director to develop, maintain, andassess mutually beneficial service-learning and civic engagementpartnerships with community partners by creating and facilitatingtrainings and workshops.•Works in partnership with the Director to identify and evaluateopportunities across campus and in the community to increase andrefine the work of the Office of SLCE.•Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students in thedevelopment, promotion, and implementation of service-basedprograms.•Maintains files and compiles documentation for post-experienceevaluation of all SLCE student events, workshops, etc.Other Duties:•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Additional Job DescriptionRequired Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in CommunityService, Education, Higher Education, Public Affairs,Communication, Social Work, or closely related field.Two years of professional full-time experience in service-learning,community engagement, higher education administration, studentdevelopment, educational program development, event planning,teaching, or assessment.Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience,and/or certifications may be considered.Experience working with and supervising undergraduatestudents.Experience operating a personal computer and proficient inMicrosoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).Preferred Qualifications:Master’s degree from an accredited institution in CommunityService, Education, Higher Education, Public Affairs,Communication, Social Work, or closely related field.Three or more years of professional full-time experience inservice-learning, community engagement, higher educationadministration, student development, educational programdevelopment, event planning, teaching, and assessment.Experience creating and implementing student developmentprogramming through virtual formats.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge of higher education administration, student developmenttheory, and service-learning pedagogy.Knowledge of, or ability to learn and implement programming fromthe frameworks of the Active Citizen Continuum, the Social ChangeModel, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and NACE CareerReadiness Skills.Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communicationskills.Skill in public speaking through developing and deliveringpresentations to individuals and groups both internal and externalto the university.Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize andcomplete simultaneous projects within deadlines toward long-termand short-term goals.Ability to effectively supervise and manage the work of others byproviding information, guidance, motivation, andaccountability.Ability to think critically and make clear, well-reasoned andtimely decisions.Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse groupof staff, faculty, students, and community partner agencies.Ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, andprocedures consistently.Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, coworkers, andcommunity partners while assisting director in building strategicrelationships.Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate developmental objectives,outcomes, and assessment practices for programs andinitiatives.Ability to interpret and apply data to inform and improve programsand initiatives.Ability to travel to off-site locations as needed.Relevant experience may also include time spent in a graduateassistantship.Required:Cover LetterResumeSalary Range:$39,000 – $42,000Initial Review of Applications :April 9, 2021FGCU is unique in being one of the only public universities inthe country to require service-learning as a graduation requirementfor all undergraduate students.FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
- A lack of leadership threatens energy policy
Last November, the European commissioner for energy, Günther Oettinger, met over breakfast with ministers from the EU states through which the ‘Southern Corridor’ pipeline projects (Nabucco, ITGI, TAP, SEEP) are planned to run, with one goal: to discuss how to end the fighting between the projects, their supporters and national governments. The conclusion was a change in policy towards the Southern Corridor which would bring Caspian gas to Europe via Turkey and Nabucco. The Commission decided that it would no longer support any Southern Corridor pipeline project inside the borders of the EU and would accept whoever secures supply contracts from Azerbaijan. This new policy is a reversal of the drive for an external energy policy based on the spirit of solidarity between member states, a spirit needed if we are to secure our supplies and benefit from a competitive internal energy market. It divides energy policy into an internal and external dimension, and restricts the Commission’s role to the latter dimension alone. The Commission will work with Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan to push European interests, but for the rest, the market will decide who builds the pipelines within the Union’s border. Up to that point, Nabucco was the only pipeline planned to run the entire distance of the corridor. It had a transparent inter-governmental agreement based on internal-market principles. Indeed, Nabucco symbolised the ‘Europeanisation’ of energy policy and solidarity between the member states in external projects. Today, this EU flagship project has all but disappeared. The adoption of this new division of competence is the de facto removal of Commission support for Nabucco. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Monday (23 April) that Nabucco is “in trouble”. It is, though it is not yet dead. If Nabucco wins all or part of the gas from the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan, there is still hope. Still, it will not be the same project as was originally envisioned as the symbol of united external energy action. The central issue is that the Commission has abandoned its leadership role. The major oil and gas companies will have much of the final say, especially with their national governments. How will the Commission ensure that these many actors work toward the common European good? It is fully possible for energy companies to push their own interests while respecting the rules of the internal market (as the effects of the third energy package, for example, have demonstrated). But the Southern Corridor pipelines are projects whose scope and significance go beyond the EU’s own market, and the Commission has now left itself with very little control over them. Relying on competition alone could lead to the victory of Gazprom’s South Stream project. Such an increase in the Russian monopolist’s power in Europe undermines energy security – the very goal that underlies the whole concept of a Southern Corridor. This lack of a leadership role, if extended beyond the Southern Corridor policy, would further weaken the Commission’s stance in battles of national interests versus collective EU energy goals, such as energy solidarity. If the Commission only regulates internal-market rules, and does not use its moral authority, it will give a free hand to member states to act without regard to Union policy. It risks the failure of the Europeanisation of energy policy of which the commissioner has so often spoken. By weakening its position internally, the Commission is jeopardising its position externally and its ability to shape external energy policy. The abandonment of Nabucco and this change in the Southern Corridor policy is a gamble with the EU’s entire energy strategy. It threatens to move us even further from the objectives of security, solidarity and a Europe that speaks with one voice. The Commission may have lost the first round of this battle, but it must not give up the fight for a true European Energy Community. It must not surrender the future of EU energy policy to national interests alone. Otherwise, the Commission risks losing the power to shape energy policy that it seemed to have gained with the Lisbon treaty. Lena Kolarska-Bobinska is a Polish centre-right MEP and a member of the Parliament’s committee on industry, research and energy.