Wear House / Akitoshi Ukai/AUAU

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Seto-shi, Japan Wear House / Akitoshi Ukai/AUAUSave this projectSaveWear House / Akitoshi Ukai/AUAU Year:  Save this picture!© Yoshimura Masaya+ 29 Share Area:  18263 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Yoshimura MasayaText description provided by the architects. Outline of design It is a small house for two small children and a young couple. The blank and coming in succession were invented by making the best use of the vertical interval in the small hill, making “Enclosure” as the life scene place in the average of a dynamic flow that connected the earth to the sky, and dressing “Wear” the outside. This creates an inside, outside new relation and sense of distance, reinforces the subject soft “Enclosure” structurally by “Wear”, assumes the strengthened plan, and has both the role to ease the thermal environment in the environment. Save this picture!© Yoshimura MasayaRecommended ProductsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall Oak PlywoodWoodEGGEROSB Boards in Single Family HouseArmchairsAndreu WorldZarina – Lounge ChairLandscape Save this picture!© Yoshimura MasayaThe row of houses that queues up on the opposite side of the earthenware mortar geographical features where Seto river was placed it is possible to command the town in the strait from the site where commanding to which it goes up on a steep slope in Seto city is good to the south and it can command a view of mountains in the interior in addition, and the main three axis lines of direction of the direction of Nagoya, the direction of the strait, and Nagakute can be recognized. A dynamic landscape that became like a huge gingival trough and the prefecture having woods where it is edging removed have a peculiar ecosystem for the potter’s clay mining for pottery that is called behind Grand Canyon in the strait. The road from the closest station is winding, geographical features where ups and downs are intense is characterized, and the retaining wall of a big weight type to adjust it with the vertical interval characterizes the landscape of this ground. It was thought that it wanted to make a plane a plan so that the element of these landscapes memorized in the body was reflected in the space of construction, and it tied them more directly. Save this picture!© Yoshimura MasayaIndividuality that makes the best use of piece I walked with client and town, searched for land, surrounding town was collected, the planning was decided by the process of thinking about the family’s life together, and the cooperation of labor work with the client was proceeded. It thought about the cooperation arranging the private room on the first floor, and the living space that held the view concurrently was distributed to the second floor. It composed piling up the box of each life, and considering each glance while thinking about the opening. And, the design was advanced in the process of wrapping it in the person summary with “Wore”. The ideal way to which the piece or more helped by esteeming the individuality of each life, and bringing it together by another individuality was requested. The second floor becomes openhearted at a dash, and actually feels the existence of “Wear” while the first floor is a set of the box when entering an internal space. The scenery seen from the window can be intentionally experienced as turned over. Save this picture!© Yoshimura MasayaPile it up The box of life fused and the fundamental form of living “Enclosure” composed by the wall, the window, the floor, and the roof was passed, and the part and the blank where the film came in succession by wrapping “Wear” from the outside were able to be done, and a little middle area was caused. This is thought to be separate the film that applies the agreement with town as the container of life. It compared it by the material feeling by using general painting in “Enclosure” and using elasticity FRP for “Wore” though it was a similar color as for two films. Structure This buildings are two wooden stories. It aimed at individuality as the whole and the acquisition of strength by treating wooden by bundling, that is, “Enclosure” and “Wear” two this time, and treating the relation between them. The spreading wooden frame that consists of basic vertical and the horizontal brace is adopted, and “Enclosure” part has been passed by a minimum structure. On the other hand, “Wear” part becomes because it composes of the diagonal material the streak or exist, and strengthens “Enclosure” that becomes a life scene. It did not govern in the same respect to dare to clarify that each part joint part was different, and it was assumed the held settlement from the outside partially.Project gallerySee allShow less”Random” Project: A101 Urban Block Competition / za bor architectsArticlesAD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part VIArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/123332/wear-house-akitoshi-ukaiauau Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/123332/wear-house-akitoshi-ukaiauau Clipboard Japan Architects: Akitoshi Ukai/AUAU Area Area of this architecture project 2010 Projects Photographs Wear House / Akitoshi Ukai/AUAU CopyAbout this officeAkitoshi Ukai/AUAUOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSeto-shiJapanPublished on March 31, 2011Cite: “Wear House / Akitoshi Ukai/AUAU” 31 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Bacopari House / UNA Arquitetos

first_img Bacopari House / UNA Arquitetos Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319025/bacopari-house-una-arquitetos Clipboard Projects Houses Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 22Curated by Nico Saieh Share CopyAbout this officeUNA ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabas3D ModellingSão PauloEstrelaIcebergOn FacebookBrazilPublished on September 05, 2019Cite: “Bacopari House / UNA Arquitetos” [Casa Bacopari / UNA Arquitetos] 04 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bacopari 住宅 / UNA Arquitetos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDailycenter_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/319025/bacopari-house-una-arquitetos Clipboard Architects: UNA ArquitetosConstruction:Pecprana + F2Structure:Cia de ProjetosServices:Pessoa e ZamaroLighting:Ricardo HederWaterproofing:ProasspWeathering:DrawingFrames:DinaflexLandscape:SomaDrilling:EngesolosFootings:TaagSite Area:724 m²Architects In Charge:Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando ViégasProject Team:Ana Paula de Castro, Carolina Klocker, Eduardo Martorelli, Fabiana Cyon, Gabriela Gurgel, Enk te Winkel, Igor Cortinove, Marta Onofre, Miguel Muralha, Sílio AlmeidaCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in a neighborhood with abundant afforestation. The flat ground, surrounded by houses and no distant views, is longer than the standard. The project intends to build a large garden that permeates the house and builds the landscape, in continuity with the existing vegetation. The tall trees (pau ferro, with 8m height) were brought in the beginning of the works.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiParallels concrete walls, with 10meters away, define the supports of the suspended plans.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiAt ground level, the idea was to allow transparency from the street to the end of plot. The access is made through a covered square were cars can be parked. The bound is marked by gardens with a reflecting pool, the first patio, which precedes the double-height living room, and the dining room, extending to the terrace. The second courtyard has gardens and swimming pool, for which the playroom is open too.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiAfter the walls concreting, construction is an assembly:  the upper labs supported by metallic beams between gables. Facilities are located in accessible shafts in each concrete plan.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiStairs connect wine cellar, in the underground, to the upper floor, at the treetops level. On this floor there is a library in a horizontal gallery, which opens onto the patio and the living room.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiAll bedrooms have the best insolation, northeast. The succession of open and closed spaces, associated with glass facades, water tanks and dark panels generate series of reflections and transparencies diluting the boundaries between inside and outside.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiOriginally published on 16 January, 2013Project gallerySee allShow lessTonglu High-speed Railway Station / Greentown Ten-D Architectural DesignSelected ProjectsParekura Bay House / Bossley ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Copy•São Paulo, Brazil “COPY” Bacopari House / UNA ArquitetosSave this projectSaveBacopari House / UNA Arquitetoslast_img read more

Ember Inns invite pub goers to ‘drink pink’ in March

first_img Ember Inns has partnered with Against Breast Cancer to encourage drinkers at its 171 pubs to swap their usual drink during March for a glass of rose wine, with 5p donated to the charity for every glass sold.Ember Inns’ staff will be back the campaign by organising fundraising events. on 20 March, staff will wear pink clothing at work ahead of Mother’s Day, and other events include pink-themed quiz nights and flower-arranging evenings in some pubs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 March 2006 | News  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: corporate Advertisement Ember Inns invite pub goers to ‘drink pink’ in Marchlast_img read more

Three journalists attacked by riot police

first_img Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today deplored attacks by riot police on three journalists covering a demonstration in the southern city of Cannes on 15 May in connection with the international film festival there. The press freedom organisation noted that provincial prefect (governor) Pierre Breuil had ordered sanctions against the two officers involved in the “unacceptable” incidents and said it hoped he would fulfil his duty to pursue the matter fully.The journalists were set upon as they were reporting on a protest by several dozen show-business workers outside a police station in support of colleagues arrested earlier in the day during the occupation of a cinema. One of them, Gwenaël Rihet, a cameraman for the French TV station France 3, was thrown to the ground, handcuffed and taken to a police station. He was held for several hours and then taken to hospital with head injuries that needed six stitches and forced him to take four days medical leave. France 3 said on 16 May it had complained to police about the attack.A journalist for the French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) was roughly shoved by the riot police when he tried to help Rihet and a Norwegian journalist said he had been manhandled by them. Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News May 16, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists attacked by riot policecenter_img to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Follow the news on France “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Mardi Gras Gala ‘draw down’ now underway

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Mardi Gras Gala ‘draw down’ now underway “But, most of all, at the Colley Senior Complex, we share a lot of love. The complex is a home away from home. It’s a place where ‘everybody knows your name’ and there is always something to do and someone to do it with.”Jordan said one lucky Draw Down ticket holder will go home from the Mardi Gras Gala with a pocket full of money. But, every ticket purchased will support the existing programs at the Colley Senior Complex and open the doors for new adventures for senior adults. Published 8:42 pm Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen The senior center offers more than 30 programs designed especially for senior adults and also day and overnight trips throughout the year.“No matter what the interest, we have something for all our senior adults,” Jordan said. “We have classes in painting, stained glass, pottery, needlework. We have every kind of exercise class except boot camp.”The senior center has classes in computer, filing tax returns and instruction on how to use those iPhone Christmas gifts.“If our seniors need to know how to do something, we have someone who can show them,” Jordan said. “A lot of our seniors like to play table games. We have a variety of entertainment and informational programs throughout the year. Skip Sponsored Content Get down to the Draw Down and have a chance to win $10,000.The Draw Down is an event of the Colley Senior Complex Mardi Gras Gala on February 8 at Cattlemen Park.Catherine Jordan, complex director, said the Mardi Gras Gala Draw Down is an annual fundraiser for the Colley Senior Complex and also a fun-raiser for the community. “The Draw Down will be an exciting and suspenseful event at the Gala,” Jordan said. “Tickets are $100 and that’s not a lot for a chance to win a lot of money. Some friends and co-workers go in together to buy a ticket.  Either way, it’s fun to know you have a chance to win. And, the funds raised go for such a good cause, our senior citizens.”The Mardi Gras Draw Down tickets are available at the Colley Senior Complex at 715 Elm Street in Troy. For more information, call 334-808-8500. Jordan said each ticket purchased supports the programs and activities at the Colley Senior Complex. You Might Like Troy University to begin repaving roads Friday Troy University students returned to campus last Wednesday surprised to find the main university roads stripped to the road base…. read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

62-year-old man ‘frozen solid’ when he was found dead in Wisconsin backyard: Officials

first_imgyelo34/iStock(MILWAUKEE) — A 62-year-old man was “frozen solid” when he was found dead in his Wisconsin backyard on Thursday, according to a local official.The man didn’t come to work, prompting his co-workers to call authorities to respond to his home in Cudahy, about 7 miles outside Milwaukee, said Karen Domagalski, operations manager at the Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office.The man, who was not identified, did not have enough clothes on to be outside in the brutally cold weather, she told ABC News.The temperature plunged to minus 23 degrees with a minus 40 degree wind chill in Cudahy on Thursday morning.By Thursday afternoon, the high temperature was still a bone-chilling minus 4 degrees with a minus 19 degree wind chill.His death appears to be weather-related, Domagalski said.This marks the third weather-related death in Milwaukee County this week, Domagalski said.The deaths were part of an artic blast that left a large part of the country in a deep freeze and killed a total of 17 people.Also among the Milwaukee County deaths was a 55-year-old man who was “cold and frozen” when he was found dead in his garage on Tuesday, Domagalski said.An autopsy for the 62-year-old will be conducted Monday, Domagalski said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bosses wake up to the meaning of life

first_img Previous Article Next Article Bosses wake up to the meaning of lifeOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. One legacy of the terrorist attacks of 11 September is that managers arelooking for more meaning in their lives. Research by consultants Roffey Park shows a growing awareness of mortalityamong managers, with many looking for the opportunity to perform a moreworthwhile role, at home and at work. The Management Agenda 2002 also shows that more than 70 per cent of the 400managers surveyed are suffering stress due to an inadequate work-life balance,with long-term employees being worst affected. Linda Holbeche, director of research at Roffey Park, said: “Themajority of employees feel less loyal to their employer than in the past. Theyare no longer prepared to put work ahead of everything else. “Work-life balance is becoming such an important issue for managersthat many are prepared to downshift to gain more time for out-of-workinterests. They are no longer prepared to make the heavy sacrifices made in thepast.” www.roffeypark.com Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Do employees benefit from employee benefits?

first_imgRead full article Staff benefits schemes seem to be a hot topic at the moment so I thought I’d chime in with my thoughts….In years gone by the company car, paid phone bill’s or company credit card were pretty much the in domain of the professionals at the top of their game working in the most generous of companies. Now though, almost akin to my blog post on gimmicky long interview processes, companies seem to be using the benefits they offer as a marketing tool, and the list of what is being offered is getting longer and longer. There’ nothing wrong with that, but let’s dissect it a little.In recent times there has been a lot of debate over what is considered a generous benefits programme and what is going too far. For example, I refer to Facebook and Apple who opted for a very polarizing benefit of freezing any female employee’s eggs (most suggest in a bid to allow feeling more at ease delaying having children). Or Google California, as another example who trucked in snow to create a snowy wonderland for its staff. Times are of course changing and our wants and needs are evolving with the times. I totally get that we are not programmed in the same way that we were 50 years ago where social norms almost pre-defined at what ages children would enter our lives, or when we should be allowed to enjoy a brisk walk in the snow, but is this taking a “company benefit” too far?In a few less extreme examples such-as, orgs employing chefs to cook meals each day for staff, full gym in-house or even sleep pods. These all sound amazing, right? And who wouldn’t want a part of that, but something that is also worth thinking about is – Are we then blurring the lines further between our professional worlds and our personal worlds? And indeed, is this a good or bad thing? We have already seen a huge shift towards technology interoperability and never being too far away from a piece of tech that could see us struggle to “switch off” in our personal time, but we are now looking at a new age where the comforts of home-life are being brought to the office.This is not to say I wouldn’t dive straight into a sleep-pod given the chance – just food for thought and I’d be keen to hear other perspective on where boundaries should be in the creation of a solid benefits scheme… Do employees benefit from employee benefits?Shared from missc on 17 Jun 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img read more

Indiana Tech Law School Graduates Under Pressure To Be Exemplary Attorneys

first_imgby Marilyn Odendahl for www.theindianalawyer.comIndiana Tech Law School graduates under pressure to be exemplary attorneys Class of 20 is first to graduate from Indiana Tech Law School Bicentennial class takes oath to become lawyersIndiana law schools prepare for pomp and circumstance Recent bar passage results ‘stunning’The 20 graduates who walked across the commencement stage May 14 and received their J.D. degrees were part of a historic day for Indiana Tech Law School as they were the first to graduate from the state’s fifth law school.But faculty and graduates acknowledged that the graduation, while a significant milestone, is not the end of their work.Eighteen of the 20 graduates of the first class of Indiana Tech Law School before their graduation ceremony May 14. Coming from a school that still raises doubts, the members of the charter class know they have more pressure on them than most law school graduates. Their credibility and the reputation of the Fort Wayne school relies on the graduates passing the bar exam and becoming exemplary attorneys.“They’ve got to go out and be great,” associate dean for admissions and student affairs andré douglas pond cummings said. “…They’ve got to be really smart about how they represent clients, how they are ethically, how they engage in interactions with other lawyers. They’ve got to be better than just good lawyers.”Bar exam preparation courses were scheduled to begin just days after graduation and the class has set a goal to have a 100 percent passage rate. Despite the task ahead, the graduates took time to celebrate their commencement.Before the morning ceremony at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum began, members of the charter class assembled for a group photo in front of the graduation stage.Afterward, many returned to the law school with their families for a reception. During the light lunch, cummings recounted the triumphs and adversities of the past three years and the class presented the school with a grandfather clock as a gift. Several graduates thanked their professors and some even shed a few tears, underscoring the particularly close bond between the charter class and the faculty.Graduate Amy Thompson said the tight relationship bolstered the school’s curriculum that focuses on producing lawyers who are ready to practice. The law professors kept their office doors open so students could walk in anytime for help, and the classmates developed close friendships that trumped feelings of competitiveness and insecurity.“Knowing that we were a small school, I did expect that we would probably build relationships,” she said. “Never did I expect to build them as closely as we have.”Twenty-seven students started classes at Indiana Tech Law School in August 2013.The next three years brought trials neither the charter class nor the faculty anticipated. Peter Alexander, the founding dean, departed suddenly without explanation, and the law school initially failed to get provisional accreditation from the American Bar Association. This threw the students’ futures in doubt because Indiana, along with many states, requires individuals who take the bar exam to have graduated from an accredited law school.Then acting as interim dean, cummings went to each student individually and told them to explore their options. He believed the law school would gain ABA approval because the problems cited in the denial were fixable with just small improvements. Indiana Tech did gain provisional accreditation in March.One class member, Shawn Good, did opt to leave, transferring to Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho. He said he was confident Indiana Tech would get accredited but staying was too risky, so he made what he described as a “safety move.”Good completed his third-year coursework at Concordia but then transferred his credits back to newly accredited Indiana Tech to graduate as a member of the charter class.The law school welcomed Good back, but cummings has special affection for the students who stayed.“My hat is off to them for having that kind of belief and fortunately we rewarded that kind of faith by doing everything in our power to show the ABA that we are the wave of the future. We are what law schools should look like,” he said.Indiana Tech touts its curriculum as being heavily experientially based. As an example, cummings recalled the contracts classes he took in law school. He read about contracts and learned how they were breached but never drafted one. Indiana Tech students, by contrast, draft contracts, complaints and articles of incorporation in addition to practicing other skills like interviewing clients.“I’ve visited other law schools, I’ve taught at other law schools,” cummings said. “The entrenched faculty at other law schools don’t want to do the hard work that is required to put experiential exercises into every class and to integrate it across the curriculum and to give the students real genuine litigation and corporate practice while they are in law school.”The curriculum was praised in a paper published in the April edition of the Wisconsin Law Review. Richard Redding, vice chancellor for graduate education at Chapman University, examines the offerings in law schools designed to provide the skills training so the students can immediately step into practice.Noting clinics often fall short of making graduates practice ready, Redding highlighted Indiana Tech Law School as “perhaps one of the best models for skills integration throughout the curriculum.”Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, who attended the graduation reception, adjusted his syllabus when he taught an Indiana constitutional law class at Indiana Tech during the fall semester of 2015. Teaching at other law schools, he said, he was always encouraged to stick to the academic aspects of the subject, supplemented with stories from his own experience. But in Fort Wayne, he had the students draft amicus briefs and based the exam on a case from his office.“I think they were every bit as good as any of the students I ever taught in constitutional law,” Zoeller said of his Indiana Tech class.The curriculum attracted Charles Cercone who was appointed dean of Indiana Tech Law School in January 2015. Looking ahead, he said the faculty will have to follow the ABA’s suggestion from the accreditation process and improve the academic profile of the incoming classes. Already the school takes a holistic approach, looking at each applicant’s undergraduate grades, LSAT score, work experience and whether he or she overcame any significant disadvantages.Next year the law school will have to say goodbye to its strongest supporter. Indiana Tech president Arthur Snyder has announced his plans to retire in 2017.“This was his vision,” Cercone said. “But I have to say the rest of the university and particularly the board of trustees have indicated to me and the rest of the law school community that they are very supportive and big champions of the law school.”Cum laude graduate David Felts said in working at law firms around Fort Wayne, he found many of the skills he was taught in the classroom translated into real life. He is hoping to join a firm in the community but first he is focused on the bar exam.“If we can pass the bar at a higher rate than average, that will prove to the legal community and all the naysayers out there that we’re a viable institution and that we’ll be around for many years to come,” he said.Felts’ father, Allen Circuit Judge Tom Felts, credited the law school with breathing new life into the local legal community. He said the city will benefit from the “hardworking, brave, very well-trained lawyers” coming from Indiana Tech.As the faculty and students become more active across the state and word gets out about the school, more attention will be focused on Fort Wayne.“I think the energy the school is going to generate, it’s going to take a little while, but three to five years and Indiana Tech is going to be on par with the rest of the schools in the state,” Judge Felts said.Once she gets through with the bar exam, Thompson plans to devote more energy to looking for a position in private practice, but if nothing materializes, she is prepared to create her own opportunity. She and a law school colleague have been exploring the possibility of working in the area of consumer protection and debtors’ rights. Other attorneys, she said, have already offered to mentor them.Good has a desk waiting for him at his father’s law firm in the Chicago area. He will take the Illinois bar then join his dad in practicing in the areas of Social Security disability, family law and estate planning.Zoeller, who has hired a number of Indiana Tech law students as clerks and interns in his office, said the charter class will be the best advertisement for the school.“A student who’s bold enough to come when it was not accredited, who stayed the course when everyone else was challenging and criticizing and being skeptical, that’s the kind of bold attorney I like to hire in the office of the attorney general,” he said. “These students are the definition of bold.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Ocean City School District Reveals Updated Mascot

first_imgThe Ocean City School District has long admired the accomplishments and the legacy of Mr. Dixie Howell. Mr. Howell is an icon for our students and in this District. The School District and the Board of Education work to keep Mr. Howell, Coach Howell as he is fondly remembered, in the forefront of who we commemorate in our schools. We celebrate that Coach Howell brought Ocean City High School its first ever State Basketball Championship and the first of eight straight Cape-Atlantic League titles two years later. We also celebrate that Coach Howell was a baseball coach, an assistant football coach, and a coach for both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams. We know that Coach Howell, in large part, focused on coaching and helping our students become well-rounded individuals.As part of our athletic program, the Board of Education and School District are excited to introduce a newly-designed athletic mascot to keep it current and relevant for our new generation of students. After much research, the School Board found evidence that the original bird used as a mascot was a red-tailed hawk. Further research from Dr. Matthew Jamison, Ocean City High School Principal and an OCHS alumnus, indicated that Coach Howell was the person who brought the red-tailed hawk to our District.We learned that in the mid-1960s, Mr. Howell recognized the need for a mascot for the Red Raiders. The nickname “Red Raiders” is based on the small, swift type ship called a Caravel that was used in the area since colonial times. It has been confirmed by a former colleague of Coach Howell’s and two players on his team that he introduced the Red Raider Hawk to the high school student body.To honor Coach Howell’s legacy, dedication and contributions to the City and the School District, along with the countless players and students Mr. Howell mentored on and off the field, the High School Mascot Club is naming the mascot character “Howie.” The Ocean City High School gym was also named after Dixie Howell. The students are so excited about this new mascot character and are working on a plan as to ensure that “Howie” lives up to the incredible legacy of Coach Howell.The unveiling of the new Red Raider mascot is today at the City’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new turf football field. We all hope that this new mascot will ensure that Coach Howell’s contributions and dedication to the Ocean City School District and youth sports programs will continue to be instilled in this generation and future generations of Ocean City students.last_img read more