Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: A Personal Hero

For the last 30 plus years, my favorite memorabilia item has been a basketball, signed by the Los Angeles Lakers, and handed to me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The event was the pregame ceremony at an exhibition game between the Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks sponsored by Minnesota-based Republic Airlines. Republic CEO Steven Wolf and I (then Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota) were walking to the center court when Steve asked me which center I’d like to receive a ball from. Even then, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s leadership was in full bloom and I was thrilled to feel it up close. That two-minute ceremony has been a fond memory of mine ever since, so it is with particular joy that I can play a role in introducing him to NAFSA, and share in what I know will be an inspiring speech to NAFSA 2017 conference attendees on Wednesday, May 31, in Los Angeles. It is often recognized that leadership demonstrated in one area bodes well for one’s ability to use those skills to excel in a completely different area. In the case of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, that bit of wisdom is recognized in extraordinary ways. His achievements on the basketball court are often remembered by many, but for me, these achievements are only the beginning of a life that has changed the course of history. A historian by education, a professional basketball player by first choice of career, and a writer and speaker by choice in his post-basketball career, he has used his gifts of leadership, his capacity as a student, and his gift for analysis and insight to help us recognize injustice, understand our own bias, engage in conversation with those we may not agree with, and learn to learn from one another. It’s hard to imagine a more important time for his wisdom and insights to be shared with our audience. In his latest book, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White , Abdul-Jabbar asks us some very tough questions, offers unexpected proposals – for citizens and policymakers alike – and he engages the reader with a sense of urgency that compels us to engage. He makes astute assessments of society and the world in which we live, and offers candid solutions to major problems plaguing America such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on and off the court. As President Obama said as he presented Abdul-Jabbar with the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom, “He stood up for his Muslim faith when it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t popular. He’s as comfortable sparring with Bruce Lee as he is advocating on Capitol Hill, or writing with extraordinary eloquence about patriotism. Physically, intellectually, and spiritually, Kareem is one of a kind. An American who illuminates both our basic freedoms and our highest aspirations.” I agree wholeheartedly. Adbul-Jabbar is someone who I and every NAFSA member I have spoken to admire tremendously. He is one of my personal heroes because of his courageousness in the face of great adversity. He has always fought for what he believes is right, even at the risk of great personal loss to himself. Abdul-Jabbar challenges all Americans to strive for a more inclusive and compassionate future, and I am elated for NAFSA conference attendees to have an opportunity to learn from him as we come together in Los Angeles. Marlene M. Johnson is executive director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

For the last 30 plus years, my favorite memorabilia item has been a basketball, signed by the Los Angeles Lakers, and handed to me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The event was the pregame ceremony at an exhibition game between the Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks sponsored by Minnesota-based Republic Airlines. Republic CEO Steven Wolf and I (then Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota) were walking to the center court when Steve asked me which center I’d like to receive a ball from. Even then, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s leadership was in full bloom and I was thrilled to feel it up close. That two-minute ceremony has been a fond memory of mine ever since, so it is with particular joy that I can play a role in introducing him to NAFSA, and share in what I know will be an inspiring speech to NAFSA 2017 conference attendees on Wednesday, May 31, in Los Angeles. It is often recognized that leadership demonstrated in one area bodes well for one’s ability to use those skills to excel in a completely different area. In the case of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, that bit of wisdom is recognized in extraordinary ways. His achievements on the basketball court are often remembered by many, but for me, these achievements are only the beginning of a life that has changed the course of history. A historian by education, a professional basketball player by first choice of career, and a writer and speaker by choice in his post-basketball career, he has used his gifts of leadership, his capacity as a student, and his gift for analysis and insight to help us recognize injustice, understand our own bias, engage in conversation with those we may not agree with, and learn to learn from one another. It’s hard to imagine a more important time for his wisdom and insights to be shared with our audience. In his latest book, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White , Abdul-Jabbar asks us some very tough questions, offers unexpected proposals – for citizens and policymakers alike – and he engages the reader with a sense of urgency that compels us to engage. He makes astute assessments of society and the world in which we live, and offers candid solutions to major problems plaguing America such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on and off the court. As President Obama said as he presented Abdul-Jabbar with the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom, “He stood up for his Muslim faith when it wasn’t easy and it wasn’t popular. He’s as comfortable sparring with Bruce Lee as he is advocating on Capitol Hill, or writing with extraordinary eloquence about patriotism. Physically, intellectually, and spiritually, Kareem is one of a kind. An American who illuminates both our basic freedoms and our highest aspirations.” I agree wholeheartedly. Adbul-Jabbar is someone who I and every NAFSA member I have spoken to admire tremendously. He is one of my personal heroes because of his courageousness in the face of great adversity. He has always fought for what he believes is right, even at the risk of great personal loss to himself. Abdul-Jabbar challenges all Americans to strive for a more inclusive and compassionate future, and I am elated for NAFSA conference attendees to have an opportunity to learn from him as we come together in Los Angeles. Marlene M. Johnson is executive director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

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Golden Circle Tour Iceland

Golden Circle Tour with a Hot Twist Iceland. The country, where roads are planned to not disturb fairy settlements and the moss-covered lava stones look like the cute trolls in the movie Frozen. I love this place, its stories, and sagas. The harsh climate and rugged landscape. The people, who are down to earth, but […] The post Golden Circle Tour Iceland appeared first on Maria Abroad .

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Trump’s Claims Undermine Trust in Democracy

President-elect Donald Trump’s fabricated claims that undocumented immigrants have voted in numbers large enough to sway the popular vote undermines citizens’ trust in our democracy, undercuts the legitimacy of U.S. democracy abroad, and demonizes undocumented immigrants while diverting attention from legitimate concerns about our democracy, including money in politics, suppression of U.S. citizens’ right to vote, and gerrymandering. Rates of voter fraud of the type President-elect Trump is alleging are miniscule, ranging from 0.00004 percent to 0.0009 percent, according to a seminal report by the Brennan Center for Justice . However, by making unfounded claims of voter fraud involving millions of people, President-elect Trump sows deep distrust of our elections and challenges the fundamental right of every American to have a voice in our democracy through his or her vote. At best, his contention could result in voter suppression if enough people think the system is so flawed they decide not to participate. At worst, it damages the foundation of our democracy by calling into question the validity of our elections. By spreading the myth of voter fraud, Mr. Trump also harms our efforts to lead by example and credibly support democratic values elsewhere. When we engage in diplomacy, global commerce or study and travel abroad, we should not be required to defend our democratic institutions against falsehoods promulgated by the incoming president. Moreover, by making the United States appear weak and dysfunctional, such claims undermine our credibility in countries or regions in which we want to have influence. Rather than stoking fear with unfounded assertions, we must focus on combatting the ways in which citizens’ voices are drowned out by wealthy special interests, citizens’ choices are limited by gerrymandered districts, and U.S. citizens’ votes are not counted because of unequal access to the ballot box. Mr. Trump’s assertions about election fraud contain an undercurrent of anti-immigrant sentiment, bolstered by unsubstantiated claims he has made alleging that undocumented immigrants would vote in this election. Fomenting distrust of immigrants is at odds with our belief that the United States is at its strongest and safest when we welcome immigrants rather than villainize them. To suggest that immigrants violated our voting rules on a massive scale creates an us-against-them mentality and sets up excuse to create more onerous voter ID laws that disenfranchise citizens in the future. Our democratic institutions can be made stronger. We must look to ways to ensure competition, ease voting for citizens, and create a system in which all voices have a chance to be heard. Our next president should embrace our democracy and unite us behind ways to make it more representative, rather than sow doubt and discontent with claims created out of whole cloth.

President-elect Donald Trump’s fabricated claims that undocumented immigrants have voted in numbers large enough to sway the popular vote undermines citizens’ trust in our democracy, undercuts the legitimacy of U.S. democracy abroad, and demonizes undocumented immigrants while diverting attention from legitimate concerns about our democracy, including money in politics, suppression of U.S. citizens’ right to vote, and gerrymandering. Rates of voter fraud of the type President-elect Trump is alleging are miniscule, ranging from 0.00004 percent to 0.0009 percent, according to a seminal report by the Brennan Center for Justice . However, by making unfounded claims of voter fraud involving millions of people, President-elect Trump sows deep distrust of our elections and challenges the fundamental right of every American to have a voice in our democracy through his or her vote. At best, his contention could result in voter suppression if enough people think the system is so flawed they decide not to participate. At worst, it damages the foundation of our democracy by calling into question the validity of our elections. By spreading the myth of voter fraud, Mr. Trump also harms our efforts to lead by example and credibly support democratic values elsewhere. When we engage in diplomacy, global commerce or study and travel abroad, we should not be required to defend our democratic institutions against falsehoods promulgated by the incoming president. Moreover, by making the United States appear weak and dysfunctional, such claims undermine our credibility in countries or regions in which we want to have influence. Rather than stoking fear with unfounded assertions, we must focus on combatting the ways in which citizens’ voices are drowned out by wealthy special interests, citizens’ choices are limited by gerrymandered districts, and U.S. citizens’ votes are not counted because of unequal access to the ballot box. Mr. Trump’s assertions about election fraud contain an undercurrent of anti-immigrant sentiment, bolstered by unsubstantiated claims he has made alleging that undocumented immigrants would vote in this election. Fomenting distrust of immigrants is at odds with our belief that the United States is at its strongest and safest when we welcome immigrants rather than villainize them. To suggest that immigrants violated our voting rules on a massive scale creates an us-against-them mentality and sets up excuse to create more onerous voter ID laws that disenfranchise citizens in the future. Our democratic institutions can be made stronger. We must look to ways to ensure competition, ease voting for citizens, and create a system in which all voices have a chance to be heard. Our next president should embrace our democracy and unite us behind ways to make it more representative, rather than sow doubt and discontent with claims created out of whole cloth.

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Today is #GivingTuesday

By Fanta Aw a href=” http://www.nafsa.org/donate”&gt ; #GivingTuesday is today. I urge you to join me in supporting NAFSA’s Diversity Impact Program with your donation. You have often heard me talk about the importance of inclusion and diversity in our field. I remain deeply committed to insuring we continue to engage a deep and strong membership as leaders in the field of international education. The NAFSA Diversity Impact Program continues our tradition of being an inclusive association. It increases access to our field and profession by underrepresented institutions, and is invaluable in developing outstanding international education programs and leaders. On this international day of giving, we can all advance our field by contributing in support of diversity and inclusion. Join me by donating now . Fanta Aw, PhD, is the president and chair of NAFSA’s Board of Directors. At American University, she is the assistant vice president of campus life and the Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer at the School of International Service.

By Fanta Aw a href=” http://www.nafsa.org/donate”&gt ; #GivingTuesday is today. I urge you to join me in supporting NAFSA’s Diversity Impact Program with your donation. You have often heard me talk about the importance of inclusion and diversity in our field. I remain deeply committed to insuring we continue to engage a deep and strong membership as leaders in the field of international education. The NAFSA Diversity Impact Program continues our tradition of being an inclusive association. It increases access to our field and profession by underrepresented institutions, and is invaluable in developing outstanding international education programs and leaders. On this international day of giving, we can all advance our field by contributing in support of diversity and inclusion. Join me by donating now . Fanta Aw, PhD, is the president and chair of NAFSA’s Board of Directors. At American University, she is the assistant vice president of campus life and the Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer at the School of International Service.

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Craft Beer in the Philippines: Pampanga Craft Beer Festival and Breweries

Craft Beer in the Philippines: Pampanga Craft Beer Festival and Breweries It’s a hot day in the Philippines. Sweat is running down your temples, even though you have retreated to the shade of the palm trees a while ago. The salty breeze from the ocean only helps so much to cool you down. Should you […] The post Craft Beer in the Philippines: Pampanga Craft Beer Festival and Breweries appeared first on Maria Abroad .

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Implementing Strengths-Based Professional Development in Your Office

By Melissa Vivian Earlier this year at the NAFSA 2016 Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, I had the opportunity to speak with my NAFSA colleagues about Gallup Education’s Clifton StrengthsFinder, an assessment tool designed to help individuals and organizations identify what it is that they do best and how to boost that greatness in others. This year’s conference marked the second time I’ve had the pleasure of speaking about StrengthsFinder assessments. In 2015, our StrengthsFinder “primer” covered the theory behind the practice of taking a strengths focus in your career. For 2016, we moved the conversation further to the practical application of strengths for professional team development. NAFSA 2016 attendees took an hour out of their week to participate in an engaging experiential ice breaker that allowed them to physically see where they “stand” on certain strengths compared to their colleagues. Then we moved into a paper tower-building challenge that put strengths into action and provided an opportunity for powerful reflection. Some towers were tall, some were large, and others beautifully designed, but the real winners of the challenge were those participants who walked away with greater awareness of their strengths and how to identify them in their teammates. But it was our discussion on how to implement strengths into the office environment that had everyone feverishly taking notes. We highlighted some easy-to-implement “quick tips” to help increase productivity and engagement, and better communication and working relationships. Here’s a quick summary of the top ways you can use strengths in your office right now! 1. Give Feedback This might seem too basic. Everyone knows that feedback is crucial to development, but most feedback is corrective in nature, focusing on fixing mistakes and ways to compensate for perceived weaknesses. There is definitely something of value to this in comparison to receiving no feedback at all. I’m sure many of us wish we received more attention, even regarding areas for improvement, as annual reviews or even weekly supervision sometimes don’t feel like enough. But how do you know what you are doing right if no one tells you? Positive reinforcement is the most powerful operant conditioning principle, and what if that positive feedback was focused on your growth and improvement of who you are as a person? Imagine how engaged you or your staff would feel! So, first start with giving more feedback, but preferably when you see someone’s strengths truly shine! 2. Front and Center One of the most common comments I hear from people who attend the strengths-based team development retreats hosted by the company I work for, Global Experiences, is that after the assessment has been taken and the top five strengths of everyone on the team have been revealed, people stop thinking and talking about them. It was fun to take and learn about it that first day, but that is as far as it goes. If you want a strengths-based work environment, you must keep the strengths front and center, meaning around the office for everyone to see. At Global Experiences’ headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland, everyone’s strengths are printed out and taped to their office door. They are written on a whiteboard in the conference room where they permanently reside. Our business cards list our “Top 5” at the bottom. And you will find them in Global Experiences staffers’ e-mail signatures. Repetition likes this helps ensure that we learn each other’s strengths, that we ourselves reflect on them daily, and that important conversations about organizational design and development really do consider putting the “right people in the right places.” 3. Name It! Claim It! Aim It! This popular strengths mantra can be translated into three simple reflective questions: Which strengths theme resonates most with you? When has this theme helped you be successful? In what ways can you start using this strength tomorrow? Just like performance feedback, having the opportunity to reflect daily on your strengths is crucial to seeing those long-term outcomes of career satisfaction and well-being. Are you providing your staff and yourself with the time to do this? If not, I suggest placing more value here and integrating these types of questions into normal office activities. Why not take the first five minutes of a staff meeting to ask each other if there was something you did this week that gave you energy and how do you think your strengths played a role in that? Or when do you feel most valued on the team? And if there is a conflict, what strength do you need more or less of from me right now? To “aim it,” consider how quarterly goal setting and annual performance reviews can easily take a strengths focus. For instance, I plan to use my “Communication” to give at least three presentations this year, or use my “Maximizer” to polish up our university partner on-boarding tool kit. Perhaps your “Arranger” and “Achiever” strengths will help you plan an experiential retreat for your staff this year where you put strengths into action! Melissa Vivian is the director of academic internships for Global Experiences . Prior to her current role, Vivian was the European placement director based in London. She is a licensed professional counselor and lecturer with a master’s degree in mental health and wellness from New York University.

By Melissa Vivian Earlier this year at the NAFSA 2016 Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, I had the opportunity to speak with my NAFSA colleagues about Gallup Education’s Clifton StrengthsFinder, an assessment tool designed to help individuals and organizations identify what it is that they do best and how to boost that greatness in others. This year’s conference marked the second time I’ve had the pleasure of speaking about StrengthsFinder assessments. In 2015, our StrengthsFinder “primer” covered the theory behind the practice of taking a strengths focus in your career. For 2016, we moved the conversation further to the practical application of strengths for professional team development. NAFSA 2016 attendees took an hour out of their week to participate in an engaging experiential ice breaker that allowed them to physically see where they “stand” on certain strengths compared to their colleagues. Then we moved into a paper tower-building challenge that put strengths into action and provided an opportunity for powerful reflection. Some towers were tall, some were large, and others beautifully designed, but the real winners of the challenge were those participants who walked away with greater awareness of their strengths and how to identify them in their teammates. But it was our discussion on how to implement strengths into the office environment that had everyone feverishly taking notes. We highlighted some easy-to-implement “quick tips” to help increase productivity and engagement, and better communication and working relationships. Here’s a quick summary of the top ways you can use strengths in your office right now! 1. Give Feedback This might seem too basic. Everyone knows that feedback is crucial to development, but most feedback is corrective in nature, focusing on fixing mistakes and ways to compensate for perceived weaknesses. There is definitely something of value to this in comparison to receiving no feedback at all. I’m sure many of us wish we received more attention, even regarding areas for improvement, as annual reviews or even weekly supervision sometimes don’t feel like enough. But how do you know what you are doing right if no one tells you? Positive reinforcement is the most powerful operant conditioning principle, and what if that positive feedback was focused on your growth and improvement of who you are as a person? Imagine how engaged you or your staff would feel! So, first start with giving more feedback, but preferably when you see someone’s strengths truly shine! 2. Front and Center One of the most common comments I hear from people who attend the strengths-based team development retreats hosted by the company I work for, Global Experiences, is that after the assessment has been taken and the top five strengths of everyone on the team have been revealed, people stop thinking and talking about them. It was fun to take and learn about it that first day, but that is as far as it goes. If you want a strengths-based work environment, you must keep the strengths front and center, meaning around the office for everyone to see. At Global Experiences’ headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland, everyone’s strengths are printed out and taped to their office door. They are written on a whiteboard in the conference room where they permanently reside. Our business cards list our “Top 5” at the bottom. And you will find them in Global Experiences staffers’ e-mail signatures. Repetition likes this helps ensure that we learn each other’s strengths, that we ourselves reflect on them daily, and that important conversations about organizational design and development really do consider putting the “right people in the right places.” 3. Name It! Claim It! Aim It! This popular strengths mantra can be translated into three simple reflective questions: Which strengths theme resonates most with you? When has this theme helped you be successful? In what ways can you start using this strength tomorrow? Just like performance feedback, having the opportunity to reflect daily on your strengths is crucial to seeing those long-term outcomes of career satisfaction and well-being. Are you providing your staff and yourself with the time to do this? If not, I suggest placing more value here and integrating these types of questions into normal office activities. Why not take the first five minutes of a staff meeting to ask each other if there was something you did this week that gave you energy and how do you think your strengths played a role in that? Or when do you feel most valued on the team? And if there is a conflict, what strength do you need more or less of from me right now? To “aim it,” consider how quarterly goal setting and annual performance reviews can easily take a strengths focus. For instance, I plan to use my “Communication” to give at least three presentations this year, or use my “Maximizer” to polish up our university partner on-boarding tool kit. Perhaps your “Arranger” and “Achiever” strengths will help you plan an experiential retreat for your staff this year where you put strengths into action! Melissa Vivian is the director of academic internships for Global Experiences . Prior to her current role, Vivian was the European placement director based in London. She is a licensed professional counselor and lecturer with a master’s degree in mental health and wellness from New York University.

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Ignou Online Admission Notification and List of Programmes for January 2017 session

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Ignou Online Registration Form January 2017 Admission Instructions

Ignou Online Registration Form January 2017 Admission Instructions Registration Steps Steps for filling Online form: Click on “ LOGIN ” button from the homepage of Online admission system and then login with your UserName and password by clicking the “ LOGIN ” button given on the login screen.;   Fill personal details, programme details, qualification details, course details, and correspondence details. Remember, while filling qualification details :- If your subjects are different than the subjects mentioned; click the “OTHERS” check box. For those with qualification of graduation and above, in the field “Board Code” select “9999”. Upload Scanned Documents : Remember, before this step you should must have the relevant scanned documents (It is suggested to scan documents from your originals). These include: Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB) Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB) Scanned copy of Age Proof. Scanned copy of relevant Educational Qualification (less than 400 KB) Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any). (less than 400 KB) Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC. (less than 400 KB) Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line. (less than 400 KB) Pay your Programme fee through debit/credit card (Master/Visa/Rupay) and Net banking :- Payment by Debit/Credit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay): You have to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the programme fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, you will be able to print/save the payment confirmation slip. Payment by Net banking : If you have net banking account select this option. You will be redirected to your bank website. Payment by ATM Card (PNB) Once you have uploaded the document and click the “NEXT” button you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference. The post Ignou Online Registration Form January 2017 Admission Instructions appeared first on Ignou Info .

Ignou Online Registration Form January 2017 Admission Instructions Registration Steps Steps for filling Online form: Click on “ LOGIN ” button from the homepage of Online admission system and then login with your UserName and password by clicking the “ LOGIN ” button given on the login screen.;   Fill personal details, programme details, qualification details, course details, and correspondence details. Remember, while filling qualification details :- If your subjects are different than the subjects mentioned; click the “OTHERS” check box. For those with qualification of graduation and above, in the field “Board Code” select “9999”. Upload Scanned Documents : Remember, before this step you should must have the relevant scanned documents (It is suggested to scan documents from your originals). These include: Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB) Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB) Scanned copy of Age Proof. Scanned copy of relevant Educational Qualification (less than 400 KB) Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any). (less than 400 KB) Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC. (less than 400 KB) Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line. (less than 400 KB) Pay your Programme fee through debit/credit card (Master/Visa/Rupay) and Net banking :- Payment by Debit/Credit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay): You have to select Debit/Credit Card option to pay the programme fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, you will be able to print/save the payment confirmation slip. Payment by Net banking : If you have net banking account select this option. You will be redirected to your bank website. Payment by ATM Card (PNB) Once you have uploaded the document and click the “NEXT” button you will get the Form Preview option. Save/Print your form for future reference. The post Ignou Online Registration Form January 2017 Admission Instructions appeared first on Ignou Info .

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