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The Springfield Anglican College is an independent, co-educational day school, located at Springfield, a suburb in South East Queensland, Australia. It is not to be confused with Springfield College, the institution in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, where the sport of basketball was invented.The campus on Springfield College Drive, Springfield now houses the Junior School .A separate campus for the Middle School and for the Senior School on the Springfield - Greenbank Arterial opened in Term 2, 2008. Completion is expected by 2019 and the campus will have an ultimate capacity of 700 students. Wikipedia.


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News Article | December 8, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRKR), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications, announced today that it has named Frank Newman and Paul Rosenbaum to its Board of Directors, expanding the Board to nine members, seven of whom are independent.    Mr. Newman has served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; Chairman and CEO of Shenzhen Development Bank, a national bank in China; Chairman and CEO of Bankers Trust, an international bank based in New York; and CFO of Bank of America and of Wells Fargo Bank.  He currently serves as Chairman of Promontory Financial Group China Ltd.  Mr. Newman has previously served as a director for major public companies in the U.S., U.K., and China, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall.  He earned his BA, magna cum laude in economics, at Harvard University.  Mr. Newman has published several articles on economic matters in the U.S., China and Hong Kong and has authored two books:  Freedom from National Debt and Six Myths that Hold Back America and What America Can Learn from the Growth of China’s Economy. Mr. Rosenbaum is the CEO of SWR Corporation, a private company that sells and markets specialty industrial chemicals, which he founded in 1994.  He served as CEO and Chairman of Rentrak Corporation, a Nasdaq publicly traded company, from 2000 to 2009 and served as the non-executive Chairman of Rentrack for two additional years. Prior to 2000, Mr. Rosenbaum practiced law and served as a Michigan state legislator where he chaired The House Judiciary Committee, was legal counsel to The Speaker of the House and wrote and sponsored The Michigan Administrative Procedures Act.  Mr. Rosenbaum earned a BS Degree from Springfield College and a JD degree from George Washington University.  Mr. Rosenbaum currently serves as President of The Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation Council of Trustees.  He also served for eight years on the nine-member Board of Commissioners for the Port of Portland, serving as Vice Chair for the last four of those years. “We are excited to add Frank and Paul, two prominent business leaders, to our Board,” stated Jeffrey Parker, CEO of ParkerVision.  “Frank brings a tremendous understanding of banking, finance and regulatory compliance in both the U.S. and Asia, and Paul brings a robust background in corporate leadership and legal matters.  The depth and experience of our Board is enhanced by both Frank and Paul’s unique backgrounds and extensive knowledge.  We look forward to their contributions as we continue to build our international licensing program and develop and introduce new products.” About ParkerVision ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and markets its proprietary radio-frequency (RF) technologies, which enable advanced wireless solutions for current and next generation communications networks. Protected by a highly-regarded, worldwide patent portfolio, the Company’s solutions for wireless transfer of RF waveforms address the needs of a broad range of wirelessly connected devices for high levels of RF performance coupled with best-in-class power consumption.  For more information please visit www.parkervision.com.  (PRKR-G). Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains forward-looking information.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, each of which speaks only as of the date made.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which are disclosed in the Company’s SEC reports, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and the Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2016, June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016.  These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated or projected.


REDONDO BEACH, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 13, 2016 / U.S. Geothermal, Inc. (NYSE MKT: HTM) management has delivered 16 consecutive quarters of positive cash flow and has also embarked on a 5-year plan to increase power output from 45 MW to over 200 MW with a tenfold projected increase in market cap from under $100 million to $1 billion by 2021. For most companies, this would be a tall order, but U.S. Geothermal's seasoned management has built and managed far larger projects in their careers lending confidence to their shareholders. Management Has Done This Before Producing nearly 27,000 MW, Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) is the largest independent power producer in the United States. Dennis Gilles, the CEO of U.S. Geothermal, worked with Calpine for over 23 years and was with them when they built their very first Megawatt geothermal power plant. Mr. Gilles went on to manage Calpine's portfolio of 750 geothermal Megawatts, and the entire Western region that generated close to 8,000 Megawatts. Dennis is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the management, operations, maintenance, engineering, construction and administration of power and petrochemical plants and their related facilities. Mr. Gilles holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is also very experienced in the identification, evaluation and acquisition of existing renewable projects or portfolios, as well as heading development of new green-field opportunities that is of high importance to future growth of U.S. Geothermal. Doug Glaspey, a co-founder of U.S. Geothermal, has served as a director since March 2000, Chief Operating Officer of the Company since December 2003, and President of the Company since September 2011. Mr. Glaspey has 38 years of operating and management experience in the natural resources industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Processing Engineering and an Associate of Science in Engineering Science. His experience includes public company financing and administration, production management, planning and directing resource exploration programs, preparing feasibility studies and environmental permitting. John H. Walker is Chairman of the Board of U.S. Geothermal, is a National Director of Trout Unlimited Canada, is a Director of Genalta Power Inc, and serves as a Managing Director of Kensington Capital Partners Ltd responsible for Kensington's infrastructure business. Mr. Walker has a 40-year history in energy security, power plant development, and urban planning, in Ontario and internationally as well as experience on both public and private sector boards. Mr. Walker was a founding director of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority in 1992 and chaired the first Planning and Development Committee of the Board which provided oversight in the construction of CDN$4.4 billion terminal complex at Toronto Pearson Airport completed in 2004. He was instrumental in the development of a 117 megawatt cogeneration power plant at Toronto Pearson Airport which commenced operations in 2005. Additionally, he was a founding Director of the Borealis Infrastructure Fund which is now owned by Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System (OMERS). Mr. Walker has worked in the financial services community as an investment banker with Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon and has served on the Board of Directors of Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. His background includes 10 years at Ontario Hydro where he was responsible for site selection, alternative energy and international market development. Mr. Walker has also acted as a senior advisor to Falconbridge on the Koniambo project, a CDN$3 billion nickel smelter, mine, power plant and port project in New Caledonia. Mr. Walker advises corporations on matters related to infrastructure and energy development and acts as a developer of power plants. Mr. Walker is a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Mr. Walker has a BSc. from Springfield College and a Masters of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning) from York University. Mr. Walker's qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his many years of senior leadership and management experience in international business development. Following is management's well-defined plan to achieve their goals of meeting 200 MW and a market cap of $1 billion by 2021: U.S. Geothermal has 3 power plants in operation, 6 under development, and 9 in exploration phase: U.S. Geothermal lists 9 new projects being explored for development of which 5 are already well known and under development for earlier phases. Total current operations combined with projects under development equal 141 MW by the end of 2019, and if the projects under exploration are developed, U.S. Geothermal has the potential to substantially exceed their 216 MW goal by 2021 with up to 304 MW. Renewable energy is attracting increasing investment because Renewable Portfolio Standards have been implemented in several states to reduce energy produced from traditional fossil fuel energy plants that are known to emit excessive carbon into the atmosphere. Renewable Portfolio Standards require increased production of energy from renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, and geothermal. A few examples of states taking action to create more energy from renewable sources are California, Nevada, and Oregon. Governor Brown signed into law SB-350 that requires 50% renewable energy by 2030, the closure of 2,200 MW San Onofre nuclear power plant, the announced closure of the 2,200 MW Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the planned closure or repower of nearly 20,000 MW's of once-through cooled project on the California coast, and the retirement of 19,000 GWh of coal burning power plants. Nevada SB-123 requires closure of ~1200 MW of Coal plants replaced with at least 600 MW of renewables. Oregon SB-1547 requires 50% renewable energy by 2040 and discontinues coal generation by 2030. The Annual U.S. & Global Geothermal Power Production Report dated March 2016 says, "The EPA's Clean Power Plan rule became final and could create new opportunities for geothermal energy in states that need cleaner power sources to comply with the new rules if it survives court challenges. States which contain geothermal resources but have not developed them may consider adding new geothermal power plants to their portfolio to meet carbon dioxide reduction requirements." Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) sees renewable energy replacing fossil fuels. The investment bank's analysts expect the greatest market dislocations to occur between 2015 and 2025. Geothermal is by far the most reliable form of renewable energy. Unlike the intermittent sunshine and wind, geothermal energy taps into the hot water and steam from below the surface of the earth that is continuously being generated from the earth's magma and provides the most consistent and continually available base load power 24 hours a day, and every day except for short maintenance down times in the spring. Geothermal Power Availability Exceeds 90% Compared to 25% for Solar at 6 Hours Per Day, and 34% for Wind at 8.25 Hours Per Day. Geothermal power plants have a smaller land footprint compared to wind and solar and have a minimal impact to wildlife. Geothermal has longer development lead times and higher exploration risks and costs than wind and solar. Geothermal Provides Lower Cost and More Stable Power to Utilities Compared to Wind and Solar The following table compiled by California Public Utilities Commission for 2015 illustrates the low cost of geothermal energy per kWh paid by electric utilities compared to all other renewable sources. Like wind, solar and hydro, geothermal plants have no fuel costs, and over a typical 30-year plant life the fuel costs for a natural gas or coal plant can represent twice their initial capital cost. Over the life of the plant, when capital costs and total fuel costs are weighed, geothermal projects are proving to be a sound investment. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) supplies a wide range of wind turbines. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and Solar City Corporation (NASDAQ: SCTY) are two large solar energy providers. SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), and Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) also compete in this space. NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE), Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) and Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) are more heavily involved in the wind sector. Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) North Carolina-based utility generates more than 2,100 megawatts of wind power at 18 farms around the nation. Financing management's goals is critical to success. U.S. Geothermal has established banking relationships, and is on schedule with the announcement that a $50 million debt facility from Prudential Capital was closed this year with the first $20 million drawn down to support project developments. "U.S. Geothermal has proven itself to be one of the leading developers and operators of geothermal projects," said Wendy Carlson, Managing Director of Prudential Capital Group's Energy Finance Group - Power. "We are excited to provide capital, which will in turn be used to support the Company's growth prospects. This investment reflects our strategy of being a reliable provider of capital to high quality developers with proven track records in the North American power industry." U.S. Geothermal enjoys an experienced and proven management team that has been delivering uninterrupted success in the renewable energy sector and is well positioned for substantial growth over the next five years. The company has announced its billion-dollar growth plan with a project pipeline that is well defined and well understood. Revenues are fixed and predictable, and are guaranteed by 25-year contracts with utilities. Morgan Stanley published, "Investors Guide to Climate Change", that found 81% of asset owners and 68% of asset managers viewed climate change as a material risk or opportunity across their entire investment portfolio. Investors with nearly $800 billion in assets have shifted money into more climate-friendly investments such as geothermal, wind and solar energy. Except for the historical information presented herein, matters discussed in this release contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Emerging Growth LLC, which owns SECFilings.com, is not registered with any financial or securities regulatory authority, and does not provide nor claims to provide investment advice or recommendations to readers of this release. Emerging Growth LLC may from time to time have a position in the securities mentioned herein and may increase or decrease such positions without notice. For making specific investment decisions, readers should seek their own advice. Emerging Growth LLC may be compensated for its services in the form of cash-based compensation or equity securities in the companies it writes about, or a combination of the two. For full disclosure please visit: http://secfilings.com/Disclaimer.aspx. REDONDO BEACH, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 13, 2016 / U.S. Geothermal, Inc. (NYSE MKT: HTM) management has delivered 16 consecutive quarters of positive cash flow and has also embarked on a 5-year plan to increase power output from 45 MW to over 200 MW with a tenfold projected increase in market cap from under $100 million to $1 billion by 2021. For most companies, this would be a tall order, but U.S. Geothermal's seasoned management has built and managed far larger projects in their careers lending confidence to their shareholders. Management Has Done This Before Producing nearly 27,000 MW, Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) is the largest independent power producer in the United States. Dennis Gilles, the CEO of U.S. Geothermal, worked with Calpine for over 23 years and was with them when they built their very first Megawatt geothermal power plant. Mr. Gilles went on to manage Calpine's portfolio of 750 geothermal Megawatts, and the entire Western region that generated close to 8,000 Megawatts. Dennis is a senior executive with over 30 years of experience in the management, operations, maintenance, engineering, construction and administration of power and petrochemical plants and their related facilities. Mr. Gilles holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is also very experienced in the identification, evaluation and acquisition of existing renewable projects or portfolios, as well as heading development of new green-field opportunities that is of high importance to future growth of U.S. Geothermal. Doug Glaspey, a co-founder of U.S. Geothermal, has served as a director since March 2000, Chief Operating Officer of the Company since December 2003, and President of the Company since September 2011. Mr. Glaspey has 38 years of operating and management experience in the natural resources industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Processing Engineering and an Associate of Science in Engineering Science. His experience includes public company financing and administration, production management, planning and directing resource exploration programs, preparing feasibility studies and environmental permitting. John H. Walker is Chairman of the Board of U.S. Geothermal, is a National Director of Trout Unlimited Canada, is a Director of Genalta Power Inc, and serves as a Managing Director of Kensington Capital Partners Ltd responsible for Kensington's infrastructure business. Mr. Walker has a 40-year history in energy security, power plant development, and urban planning, in Ontario and internationally as well as experience on both public and private sector boards. Mr. Walker was a founding director of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority in 1992 and chaired the first Planning and Development Committee of the Board which provided oversight in the construction of CDN$4.4 billion terminal complex at Toronto Pearson Airport completed in 2004. He was instrumental in the development of a 117 megawatt cogeneration power plant at Toronto Pearson Airport which commenced operations in 2005. Additionally, he was a founding Director of the Borealis Infrastructure Fund which is now owned by Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System (OMERS). Mr. Walker has worked in the financial services community as an investment banker with Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon and has served on the Board of Directors of Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. His background includes 10 years at Ontario Hydro where he was responsible for site selection, alternative energy and international market development. Mr. Walker has also acted as a senior advisor to Falconbridge on the Koniambo project, a CDN$3 billion nickel smelter, mine, power plant and port project in New Caledonia. Mr. Walker advises corporations on matters related to infrastructure and energy development and acts as a developer of power plants. Mr. Walker is a Registered Professional Planner in the Province of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Mr. Walker has a BSc. from Springfield College and a Masters of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning) from York University. Mr. Walker's qualifications to serve as a director of the Company include his many years of senior leadership and management experience in international business development. Following is management's well-defined plan to achieve their goals of meeting 200 MW and a market cap of $1 billion by 2021: U.S. Geothermal has 3 power plants in operation, 6 under development, and 9 in exploration phase: U.S. Geothermal lists 9 new projects being explored for development of which 5 are already well known and under development for earlier phases. Total current operations combined with projects under development equal 141 MW by the end of 2019, and if the projects under exploration are developed, U.S. Geothermal has the potential to substantially exceed their 216 MW goal by 2021 with up to 304 MW. Renewable energy is attracting increasing investment because Renewable Portfolio Standards have been implemented in several states to reduce energy produced from traditional fossil fuel energy plants that are known to emit excessive carbon into the atmosphere. Renewable Portfolio Standards require increased production of energy from renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, and geothermal. A few examples of states taking action to create more energy from renewable sources are California, Nevada, and Oregon. Governor Brown signed into law SB-350 that requires 50% renewable energy by 2030, the closure of 2,200 MW San Onofre nuclear power plant, the announced closure of the 2,200 MW Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the planned closure or repower of nearly 20,000 MW's of once-through cooled project on the California coast, and the retirement of 19,000 GWh of coal burning power plants. Nevada SB-123 requires closure of ~1200 MW of Coal plants replaced with at least 600 MW of renewables. Oregon SB-1547 requires 50% renewable energy by 2040 and discontinues coal generation by 2030. The Annual U.S. & Global Geothermal Power Production Report dated March 2016 says, "The EPA's Clean Power Plan rule became final and could create new opportunities for geothermal energy in states that need cleaner power sources to comply with the new rules if it survives court challenges. States which contain geothermal resources but have not developed them may consider adding new geothermal power plants to their portfolio to meet carbon dioxide reduction requirements." Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) sees renewable energy replacing fossil fuels. The investment bank's analysts expect the greatest market dislocations to occur between 2015 and 2025. Geothermal is by far the most reliable form of renewable energy. Unlike the intermittent sunshine and wind, geothermal energy taps into the hot water and steam from below the surface of the earth that is continuously being generated from the earth's magma and provides the most consistent and continually available base load power 24 hours a day, and every day except for short maintenance down times in the spring. Geothermal Power Availability Exceeds 90% Compared to 25% for Solar at 6 Hours Per Day, and 34% for Wind at 8.25 Hours Per Day. Geothermal power plants have a smaller land footprint compared to wind and solar and have a minimal impact to wildlife. Geothermal has longer development lead times and higher exploration risks and costs than wind and solar. Geothermal Provides Lower Cost and More Stable Power to Utilities Compared to Wind and Solar The following table compiled by California Public Utilities Commission for 2015 illustrates the low cost of geothermal energy per kWh paid by electric utilities compared to all other renewable sources. Like wind, solar and hydro, geothermal plants have no fuel costs, and over a typical 30-year plant life the fuel costs for a natural gas or coal plant can represent twice their initial capital cost. Over the life of the plant, when capital costs and total fuel costs are weighed, geothermal projects are proving to be a sound investment. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) supplies a wide range of wind turbines. First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and Solar City Corporation (NASDAQ: SCTY) are two large solar energy providers. SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), and Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) also compete in this space. NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE), Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) and Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) are more heavily involved in the wind sector. Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) North Carolina-based utility generates more than 2,100 megawatts of wind power at 18 farms around the nation. Financing management's goals is critical to success. U.S. Geothermal has established banking relationships, and is on schedule with the announcement that a $50 million debt facility from Prudential Capital was closed this year with the first $20 million drawn down to support project developments. "U.S. Geothermal has proven itself to be one of the leading developers and operators of geothermal projects," said Wendy Carlson, Managing Director of Prudential Capital Group's Energy Finance Group - Power. "We are excited to provide capital, which will in turn be used to support the Company's growth prospects. This investment reflects our strategy of being a reliable provider of capital to high quality developers with proven track records in the North American power industry." U.S. Geothermal enjoys an experienced and proven management team that has been delivering uninterrupted success in the renewable energy sector and is well positioned for substantial growth over the next five years. The company has announced its billion-dollar growth plan with a project pipeline that is well defined and well understood. Revenues are fixed and predictable, and are guaranteed by 25-year contracts with utilities. Morgan Stanley published, "Investors Guide to Climate Change", that found 81% of asset owners and 68% of asset managers viewed climate change as a material risk or opportunity across their entire investment portfolio. Investors with nearly $800 billion in assets have shifted money into more climate-friendly investments such as geothermal, wind and solar energy. Except for the historical information presented herein, matters discussed in this release contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Emerging Growth LLC, which owns SECFilings.com, is not registered with any financial or securities regulatory authority, and does not provide nor claims to provide investment advice or recommendations to readers of this release. Emerging Growth LLC may from time to time have a position in the securities mentioned herein and may increase or decrease such positions without notice. For making specific investment decisions, readers should seek their own advice. Emerging Growth LLC may be compensated for its services in the form of cash-based compensation or equity securities in the companies it writes about, or a combination of the two. For full disclosure please visit: http://secfilings.com/Disclaimer.aspx.


Hutchinson J.C.,Springfield College | Karageorghis C.I.,Brunel University
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology | Year: 2013

We examined independent and combined influences of asynchronous music and dominant attentional style (DAS) on psychological and psychophysical variables during exercise using mixed methods. Participants (N = 34) were grouped according to DAS and completed treadmill runs at three intensities (low, moderate, high) crossed with three music conditions (motivational, oudeterous, no-music control). State attentional focus shifted from dissociative to associative with increasing intensity and was most aligned with DAS during moderate-intensity exercise. Both music conditions facilitated dissociation at low-to-moderate intensities. At high exercise intensity, both music conditions were associated with reduced RPE among participants with an associative DAS. Dissociators reported higher RPE overall during moderate and high intensities. Psychological responses were most positive in the motivational condition, followed by oudeterous and control. Findings illustrate the relevance of individual differences in DAS as well as task intensity and duration when selecting music for exercise. © 2013 Human Kinetics, Inc.


News Article | November 17, 2016
Site: www.prweb.com

Springfield College’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Field is a proud centerpiece of school pride, but the old and trodden synthetic turf that had been on the field for nine years needed renovating. Decidedly unfit for play in regards to the welfare of the student athletes and other users of the field, Springfield decided to install Shaw Sports Turf. Four intercollegiate sports are played on Stagg Field, which include field hockey, football, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Physical Education classes, rugby, and intramural sports also depend on the field. Stagg, the namesake of the field, is considered one of the greatest football coaches of all time. He is responsible for over 30 innovations which are key to the game, some of which include, the forward pass, the center snap, the linebacker position, and the onside kick. Stagg also played in the very first public game of basketball in 1891. “The new Shaw Sport’s Turf field will allow us to continue to provide a first-class experience to our student-athletes,” said Dr. Craig Poisson, Athletic Director at Springfield College. “The multi-use surface allows our student-athletes to play on the surface for extended time periods, regardless of the weather. It is a terrific recruiting tool for our coaches to say that our student-athletes compete on a state-of-the art safe surface.” Because of the multi-sport needs of the school, Springfield College chose to install Shaw’s Legion Pro system. Legion is a combination of high-performance monofilament fibers and a durable slit film fiber. The slit film fiber is a workhorse which will handle the workload, while the monofilament provides a more resilient surface that enhances performance characteristics. The Legion Pro system also features Shaw’s revolutionary Bolt fiber. Bolt is a stronger, more resilient monofilament fiber, featuring a lightning bolt shape which creates a stronger vertical axis that causes fibers to stand upright for less breakdown and increased durability. Bolt is specifically built for performance and to reflect light for a lower luster and more natural looking field. Springfield College went with Shaw over all other options because of Shaw’s competitive bid. “Shaw’s team was very professional to work with and communicated with us throughout the process,” said Poisson. R.A.D. Sports of Rockland served as the general contractor on the project. The installation of the new synthetic turf field began in early July and was completed by mid- August. The school now boasts a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field that will provide the school the best overall performance to meet the needs of the many sports and activities played on Stagg Field. Already, student athletes who play on the field are reporting favorable feedback. The first activity held on the field was a football game where the college hosted Western New England on September 2nd. Stagg Field was rededicated with its new surface during halftime at their homecoming football game on October 15th in a matchup against Rochester. Springfield won the game 70-47, in what was the highest scoring football game in school history. “Present were the College President, myself, our Facilities and Campus Services Director, the women's lacrosse coach and several men and women lacrosse student athletes (football and field hockey coaches and student athletes were competing),” explained Poisson. Shaw Sports Turf Territory Manager, Joe Kacevich, a former football player, captain of the 1973 team, and graduate of Springfield, says that the college is thrilled with the new turf field. “It’s been a pleasure working with Springfield, and we expect to see an improvement in student athlete performance with a strong, resilient surface specifically designed for the multi-sport needs of the college,” said Kacevich. About Shaw Sports Turf A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 1,500 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit http://www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook.


Morgan E.M.,Springfield College
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development | Year: 2014

Very little is known about outcomes of sexual behavior for sexual minority youth. In this chapter, I review relevant literature and draw on findings from my own research to initiate an inquiry into this important topic. I begin with a brief overview of the range of sexual behaviors of sexual minority adolescents and young adults. Next, I describe what we know about positive and negative outcomes of sexual behavior among sexual minority youth. This discussion takes into account physical outcomes, psychological and emotional outcomes, and outcomes related to identity development. Lastly, I discuss the limitations of prior research and propose several goals for future research to expand our understanding of this topic. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.


Grant
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ADVANCED TECH EDUCATION PROG | Award Amount: 308.85K | Year: 2012

The National Information and Communications Technologies (NICT) Resource Center has developed an ICT Community of Practice (CoP) that impacts four distinct, yet intertwined, audiences: community college faculty and administration, community college students, industry representatives, and ICT-focused ATE centers and projects. The Center differs from other ATE centers in that it focuses on institutional processes of ATE centers and projects that result in sustainability of programs and long-term impacts on technician education. Past work has emphasized three major types of activities: 1) building community by working with other centers and projects; 2) empowering others by using social media and emerging technologies to generate discussion and share resources; and 3) connecting centers and industry to leverage knowledge within the community and beyond. In this extension, the Center continues these activities, but also focuses on collecting evidence that developing CoPs and working with other centers and projects positively impacts the quality of technician education.

The evaluation plan details questions that directly track how process-oriented resource-sharing the essence of CoPs improves organizational efficiencies and leads to lasting changes in: 1) the management of the centers and projects; 2) the way that centers and projects interact with each other, with other community colleges and industry to sustain the objectives of the ATE program; and 3) the way that they interact with their students. The evaluation of this transitional year also focuses on: 1) identifying the changes that occurred in the behavior and operations of ATE centers and projects after seeking guidance from the ICT Center and the CoP; 2) tracking how these changes lead to improvements in technician education; and 3) identifying how the improvements impacted students.

The strength of the ATE program is that it is a community and not just a series of projects. The community is established and nurtured by having a few projects and centers that mainly work with other projects and centers. This proposal studies the extent to which communities of practice can lead to outcomes that improve scientific and technical education at associate degree-granting institutions.

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