EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 7, 2013

Job fair planned for Tuesday morning at NECC

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ValleyWorks Career Center will host a Job fair for all job seekers, with an emphasis on veterans on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

More than 25 employers are expected to participate in this event. Joanne Goldstein, secretary of labor and workforce development, will speak about the governor’s proclamation in observance of Veteran’s Day; the sacrifice of our veterans to defend our country and the abundance of talent and leadership ability veterans bring to the workplace. Afterwards, Goldstein will meet with veterans and other job seekers and employers.

All job seekers are welcome. Veterans will have an opportunity to connect with area employers. Employers would like to speak with veterans about the strong background developed and strengthened in demanding environments and conditions that their civilian counterparts rarely encounter.

Event organizers say first impressions matter, and suggest attendees practice their 30-second introductions, dress neatly and have a clean appearance, bring multiple copies of their resumes and come prepared to complete job applications. Membership or pre-registration is not required. Career Center members are asked to bring their membership information for quicker entrance. The site is accessible by MVRTA Bus. For a bus schedule visit www.mvrta.com. Watch for updated employer listing and event details at www.valleyworks.cc. Employers interested in participating in this event are asked to call 978-722-7000.

CCHS teacher published in top English journal

LAWRENCE — Karen Moynihan, an English teacher at Central Catholic High School, was selected for publication in the most recent issue of The Oregon English Journal.

This is one of the top English journals in the United States.

The article authored by Moynihan, titled “Using Digital Storytelling Media for Exposition and Argument,” outlines numerous guided projects she developed and assigned to her students.

The projects require students to use various multimedia tools to research, compile, write and narrate a multimedia essay on unique topics from chosen by the student.

Students then must present their digital stories to the class for review and critique.

Moynihan joined the faculty at Central Catholic in 1978 and has been the Chair of the English Department since 1998. Moynihan’s work has been featured in 11 scholarly journals over her career at CCHS. She has won a number of awards for excellence in teaching English.

Moynihan, a Methuen resident, is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Lawrence and has earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Merrimack College and an master’s degree in English from Duquesne University in Pennsylvania.

Former Irish president to receive UMass degree

LOWELL — Mary McAleese, former president of Ireland, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from UMass Lowell. The degree will be conferred by Chancellor Marty Meehan during a reception held in McAleese’s honor this evening. The event is not open to the public.

McAleese was the first person born in Northern Ireland to hold the office. The theme of her presidency, “Building Bridges,” which signified her focus on the peace process and reconciliation, was something she well understood as the eldest of nine children in a family that was compelled to move out of North Belfast in the wake of sectarian violence.

As president, McAleese welcomed many world figures to her official residence at Phoenix Park, among them leaders from Northern Ireland, Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama. Ireland’s second woman president, she served two terms from 1997 to 2011.

McAleese earned a law degree at Queen’s University Belfast — one of UMass Lowell’s international partners — where she later served as the institution’s first woman pro-vice chancellor. She has taught criminal law at Trinity College Dublin and worked for Radio Telefis Eireann, the public-service broadcaster of Ireland. Her current pursuits include working toward a doctoral degree in canon law at the Gregorian University of Rome.