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Veterans Services starts new ‘Vet Talk’ program for feedback

first_imgQ&A: Meet the new director of diversity and inclusion program Mackinley Bullockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackinley-bullock/ Mackinley Bullockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackinley-bullock/ Mackinley Bullockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackinley-bullock/ Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Mackinley Bullock + posts Facebook ReddIt “Denim Day” supports survivors of sexual assault Mackinley Bullockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mackinley-bullock/ printTCU’s Veterans Services is working to open communication between students, faculty and staff with a new event called “Vet Talk.” The talk was organized by Mark Kamimura-Jimenez, the assistant vice chancellor, who oversees veterans and intercultural and international services along with the quality enhancement of Student Affairs. “The ‘Vet Talk’ was set up to provide a conversation between our student veterans and myself,” said Jimenez.The Veterans Services role on campus is to be a resource for military and veteran students with their admission, enrollment and financial aid. Veterans Services also provides academic advising and disability assistance to veteran programming, benefits information and counseling.“My grandfather and many of my immediate family are all veterans – this is an extraordinarily important community to me both personally and professionally,” Jimenez said.Jimenez said that the veteran student population at TCU is comprised of 388 students and is continually growing as new students come in. There are 252 student veterans and 136 dependents who use a financial aid – such as the G.I. Bill. Since Jimenez is a new employee at TCU, he created this “Vet Talk” to gain a better understanding of the veteran community.“It is important to me to learn about our student veterans’ experiences at TCU and how I can support their success on campus,” said Jimenez.The goals of the Vet Talk are very similar to those of the Student Veterans of America organization. The organization, The Student Veterans of America, has over 1500 chapters around the world that serve thousands of student veterans and alumni veterans.The organization’s mission is to provide student veterans with “resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.”  TCU partners with this organization to help provide services and support for our students.“The first event had a great dialogue about many important topics and we hope to continue that next week,” said April Brown, director of veterans services, in the bi-weekly newsletter.  World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution center_img TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Greek council members discuss what it truly means to be Greek Faculty and staff learn more about suicide prevention with QPR training ReddIt Twitter Mackinley is a strategic communication major minoring in journalism at TCU. She has a passion for traveling and trying new foods and has visited many countries all over the world. She loves to explore Fort Worth, binge an occasional Netflix series and spend quality time with her friends and family. Twitter TAGSveterans Photo by: Mark Kamimura-Jiminez Previous articleNew organization on campus looks to bridge advising gap for Neeley studentsNext articleSigma Kappa to host 4th annual carnival to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association Mackinley Bullock RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

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Chiefs of Police Association Issues Holiday Safety Message

first_imgCounty Chief Paul S. Skill, president of the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association, issued a statement on behalf of the association urging people to use precautions while enjoying the holiday weekend.“The July Fourth holiday is always an exciting time, especially here in Cape May County. With the unfortunate COVID-19 limitations placed on businesses and events because of the danger of getting infected or infecting our fellow residents and visitors, the crowds of people may have fewer places to go to, or the locations may have much more limited capacities,” Skill noted in a press release.He pointed out, “Governor (Phil) Murphy recently rescinded the opening of indoor restaurants primarily out of concern for recent COVID outbreaks in other states and because of scenes this past weekend of overcrowded outdoor bars and outdoor restaurants in New Jersey.”Skill added that the governor made his decision to rescind indoor dining because it has been determined that most of the spike in infections in other states came as a result of the opening of indoor restaurants and bars.“No one wants to see the situation in New Jersey get to the point where the governor orders the closure of outdoor dining or possibly other activities,” he said.“As president of the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association, I can assure you that the law enforcement departments in Cape May County can more than handle the challenge of the influx of summer visitors we have every year,” Skill said.He continued, “With more people come more problems; whether they are auto accidents, disorderly people or theft. With the additional challenge of enforcing COVID restrictions and the health risks posed to our officers when having to engage with the public, the Association is asking all of our restaurant, bar and business owners and our residents and visitors to do their part in making sure everyone complies with the COVID-19 restrictions.”He urged the public to follow all social distancing protocols and wear masks whenever possible “so all that you bring home from your holiday celebration are fond memories.”“The Chiefs of Police Association wishes all of you a safe, healthy and fun Fourth of July,” he said. Whether they’re enjoying the holiday on the beach or somewhere else, people are urged by the Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association to have a safe Fourth of July.last_img read more

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LASER event

first_imgThe London and South East Region (LASER) of the National Association of Master Bakers is hosting an Edwardian Breakfast to honour John Renshaw, this year’s Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers.Renshaw and his wife Jill will be guests of honour at the breakfast on 20 April. Proceeds from the event at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey will be given to the Bakers’ Benevolent Society.Companies are being asked to sponsor one of the five courses or drinks with donations of £400. Tickets are £60 for adults and £20 for children.last_img

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Tax cut numbers in letter don’t add up

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI’d like to give a different perspective on Gary Guido’s May 10 letter on “Trump’s “present to cost us all plenty.”Gary gave a somewhat detailed example related to gas prices and how they’ve increased since 2016 and how they affect family income today. Oil/gas prices are affected by U.S. oil domestic policy, geopolitical events and OPEC, which all presidents have to contend with. Readers, you can do your own research on how OPEC affected the price of oil/gas from 2012 through 2018 and you’ll see why, as Gary mentioned, the price of gas was about $2.10 per gallon in 2016 and is what it is today.Also, if we assume there’s inflation (wage inflation and consumer price inflation) in the market, then people five to six years ago were making less than today and consumer prices were less than today. In Gary’s example, I didn’t see where he mentioned wage inflation, which could offset consumer price inflation.Regarding tax changes, which include changes to the standard deduction and exemptions: For a family with $75,000 income, my calculations indicate a family would pay less under the new tax law and have more in their pocket.Can we now take Gary’s conclusion about President Trump and apply it to President Obama, when in 2012 the price of gas was about $3.50 per gallon?JERRY SMITHRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Car hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

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Last weekend to swim at BMP

first_imgBatesville, IN — This is the last weekend for the Batesville Memorial Pool (BMP) to be open.  The hours will be from 1 pm to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, Labor Day, the pool will be open for the last day from 12 pm to 5 pm before it closes for the season.last_img

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