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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 29, 2014
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QPS Employment Group; Goldman Weinberg; State Patrol District 13; M.U.M. administrators

Apr 29, 2014

QPS Employment Group opens locally

QPS Employment Group, a staffing and recruiting firm, has opened a new location at 1805 W. Jefferson Ave., Suite 3 in Fairfield.

QPS Employment Group will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Monday.

QPS is a full-service employment agency that specializes in industrial, technical, office clerical and professional placements. QPS places workers in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions and has grown to be the largest privately-held staffing firm in Iowa. The office is accepting applications 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no fee to job seekers for the service.

 

Author to give book presentation

Author Laura Goldman Weinberg will give a multi-creative presentation at 1:30 p.m. May 17 upstairs at Revelations.

Weinberg will be interviewed on KRUU at 1:30 p.m. May 9, and the program will be repeated at 8:30 a.m. May 12.

Weinberg’s “I AM: 365 Inspirational Messages” from the “Great I AM” book has just been published. It provides a daily message for inspiration and upliftment of heart and soul.

Weinberg also has newly published four booklets and a CD, “The I AM Speaks,” messages on various topics; “My Diary to God,” love letters to God; “From the Heart,” devotional poetry; “Heaven’s Land,” children’s stories; plus “Sing Praises,” nondenominational hymns.

Selections of Weinberg’s paintings are to be exhibited July through August at Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island, Illinois, and December through January at MidCoast Gallery in Centre Station, Moline Illinois.

 

State Patrol District 13 recognized

Iowa State Patrol District 13 was recognized at the 24th Annual Governor’s Highway Traffic Safety Conference April 9-10 in Dubuque.

The conference, put on by the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, recognized several individuals and officers for outstanding contributions to traffic safety. Thirteen individuals and three groups received the Commissioner’s Special Award for Traffic Safety. The Commissioner’s Special Award for Traffic Safety selection is based on commitment to traffic safety and service provided beyond routine duties, creativity of approach and effectiveness of a traffic safety program or campaign during 2013. Iowa State Patrol District 13 was recognized in the criminal justice category.

Commissioner Larry Noble of the Iowa Department of Public Safety presented the awards to the recipients.

Jennifer Parsons, GTSB, stated: “District 13 covers the southeast corner of Iowa and includes Highways 218, 34, 63, 163, 27 and 61, comprised of 228 miles of four-lane roads with at-grade intersections that have had numerous accidents including fatality and serious injury. With data from the Center for Transportation Research and Education, Lt. Jalas identified the top 10 most dangerous intersections and took a multi-step approach to improving safety at those intersections. Under his direction, District 13 sergeants and troopers used shift cars, aircraft and overtime to increase enforcement at the identified intersections with a goal of stopping all violations before an accident occurred. In addition, the District Safety Education Officers made intersection safety a priority in their programs. District 13 led every district in the state in total stop sign citations and warnings with a 96.9 percent increase over 2012. There is no question that these efforts made the four-lane roads safer in Southeast Iowa.”

District 13 was nominated by Iowa State Patrol Capt. Mike Van Berkum.

More than 240 people attended this year’s conference, which included a variety of local and national speakers.

 

M.U.M. administrators appointed to new roles

A number of long-time administrators at Maharishi University of Management have recently accepted new roles at the university.

David Todt has moved into the chief administrative officer position, having most recently served as vice president of expansion, where he led M.U.M.’s strategic planning effort. His new position entails overseeing many facets of campus, including ongoing renovation. He takes over for David Streid, who is on a leave of absence.

Tom Brooks, who has held many administrative positions at M.U.M., has recently returned and will be taking the role of vice president of expansion, with a special focus on expanding those academic programs with high-growth prospects — particularly new master’s degree programs.

Ellen Jones will fill the the newly created chief lean and sustainability officer position, with a focus on making the university as streamlined, high-performing and customer-satisfying as possible. Most recently she was dean of student life followed by work on M.U.M.’s endowment campaign.

Mary King, having most recently served as graduation director, will assume the role of registrar at the beginning of the new academic year in July. Current registrar Tom Rowe will continue to work in the Enrollment Center, assisting King with administrative duties and reporting functions. He also will focus on bringing the Enrollment Center services more fully online to better serve both Fairfield and distance education students.

Yali Jiang, having worked as assistant director of students activities, and then as assistant director of students accounts, became director of student accounts in October.

Dan Wasielewski recently returned to M.U.M. having first worked for the university for more than a decade beginning in 1975. He is well prepared to be a financial aid award officer, having previously been student financial aid director.

“I’m excited about these moves, and I think we’re going to see some great things come from these people in their new positions,” said M.U.M. executive vice president Craig Pearson.

— Printed with permission of Maharishi University of Management’s electronic newsletter, The Review.

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