Indiana University Health is upping the number of people it plans to layoff.Officials said in September they would eliminate 800 positions from six hospitals, but announced Tuesday it would be more than 900.IU Health said in September, it plans on reducing the number of employees at the following locations:IU Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis)IU Health University Hospital (Indianapolis)Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis)IU Health North Hospital (Carmel)IU Health Saxony Hospital (Fishers)IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital (Muncie)Affected employees are being notified this week.
After joining forces with the Neighborhood Academic Initiative to mentor local high school students in writing and college preparedness, USC’s Joint Education Project is continuing to expand its programs.Through JEP’s new programs, NAI students from Foshay High School are able to receive support and tutoring from a USC mentor. The Writing-Mentoring Program, launched in the spring, now includes 19 USC mentors who serve 44 NAI students.NAI, a program designed to prepare low-income students for admission to USC, is a rigorous six-year commitment made available to students from USC’s neighboring Foshay and Manual Arts schools.USC mentors are able to help students in the community while strengthening their own literary and writing skills. Mentors and students meet on USC’s campus each week to discuss literature and college admittance, said Alice Villasenor, JEP’s director of Public Humanities Initiatives. Villasenor said she believes the students enjoy the connection they make and often discuss personal and moral development as well.“The Writing-Mentoring Program has been a great opportunity for students to connect with community students and connect to books,” Villasenor said. “It really is a two-way street, which is the essence of service learning.”USC writing mentors are available to the high school students to help them reach their goal of attending USC or another university. The program includes a focus on personal statement writing and preparation for the SAT, and those who complete the program and meet USC’s admission requirements are awarded a full 4.5-year financial package.Sara Kanematsu, a junior majoring in English who helped start the Writing-Mentoring program, said the high school students she works with are very motivated.“I was able to see the students develop their own ideas and translate that into writing, which was a really cool experience to be part of,” Kanematsu said.This semester, JEP launched its Open Classroom Project to allow NAI students to attend USC classes with their mentors. Through the Open Classroom Project, the USC mentor is not only an academic resource, but also serves as a liaison to the university, Kanematsu said.“Since the age gap is so small, it’s a great opportunity to get to know the students personally while taking them through college and stuff they are doing in class,” Kanematsu said.Foshay students grades 9-12 can attend a broad spectrum of classes, including geology, psychology and post-World War II foreign policy.“It can be motivating for these kids to see the goal they are working towards and know they have extra support to get there,” Villasenor said.Hannah Salter, a freshman majoring in neuroscience who volunteers with JEP, said she values the unique opportunities she has as a resident in the USC neighborhood.“The kids love having a role model,” Salter said. “They love sharing their stories and telling us about their lives.”
22 Sep 2017 Golf club teams seek national glory Tags: competitions, English Champion Club Golf clubs from across England will compete this weekend for national glory – and a place in a European championship. The English Champion Club tournament will be contested by 34 teams and played at East Devon Golf Club, tomorrow and on Sunday. The winning team will represent England in the European Men’s Club Trophy in France from 26-28 October. This year’s challengers include 2015 champions, Birstall Golf Club, from Leicestershire and Rutland. Their team includes two members of that winning side, Steve Sansome and Jack Merry, who this year will be joined by Stuart Marriott. Simon Richardson, from Spalding, Lincolnshire, will be seeking a second national title in a week. He won the English Men’s County Champion of Champions title last weekend at Woodhall Spa. This weekend he is joined by Hugo Kedzlie and Andrew Grimwood. England internationals Gian-Marco Petrozzi and Jack Yule are both in the field, together with boy international Ben Jones. Petrozzi represents Trentham, Staffordshire and will play alongside Kevin Beattie and Robert Parkes. Yule, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, will be joined by Kale Heath and Paul Savage. Jones is the long-time leader of the England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit and recently won the international Duke of York Young Champions Trophy by eight shots. He represents Northamptonshire County Golf Club alongside Daniel Roberts and Charlie Salter. The local challenge will be led by the team from Tiverton in Devon: Rhys Cruse, Bradley Scott and Tom Trowbridge. The teams face the fair and interesting challenge of East Devon’s clifftop course (pictured) which features spectacular views long the coast and is ranked among the country’s top 100. The winning club will be the one with the lowest combined score of all three players over 36 holes. Click here for more information and tee times Image copyright Leaderboard Photography