COMINGS & GOINGS
Keith Holden is the new chief executive
officer(CEO)/general manager (GM) at
ATMC (Shallotte, N.C.). He has been with
the company since 1998, most recently
as vice president of information systems.
Range Cos. (Montana and Wyoming)
selected Rob Johnstone as its new CEO
for the corporation.
Northwest Communications Cooperative (Ray, N.D.) hired Jennifer Bingeman
as its chief financial officer.
North Central Rural Telephone (
Lafayette, Tenn.) promoted Johnny McClana-han to serve as its GM/CEO.
Jill Kuehny replaced Dana Pierce as
CEO at KanOkla Networks (Caldwell,
Kan.) following Pierce’s retirement.
Todd Van Epps replaced Trish Carroll as
GM at Columbus Telephone Co. (
Columbus, Kan.) following Carroll’s retirement.
Julie Kolka is the new GM at Mabel Cooperative Telephone Co. (Mabel, Minn.) following the death of GM Lorren Tingesdal.
Carol Olson replaced the retired Lenny
Leis as GM of Coon Valley Farmers Telephone Cooperative (Coon Valley, Wis.).
Kristi Westbrock is the new CEO/GM at
Consolidated Telephone Co. (Brainerd,
Minn.), succeeding Kevin Larson, who
retired at the end of June.
stand or sit?
You’ve heard of the standing
desk—a relatively recent revolution
in office furniture. Standing while
working, we were told by standing-desk proponents, would relieve
back pain and increase alertness.
But—are you sitting down?—it
turns out the standing desk may
not be all it was cracked up to be.
Curtin University researchers in
l Source: nydailynews.com
Australia studied 20 adults who
used standing desks, and deter-
mined that “over time, discomfort
increased in all body areas.”
Their findings, published in the
journal Ergonomics, show that
“prolonged standing should be
undertaken with caution.”
Today’s college students want ubiquitous Wi-Fi, and universities are trying to provide it. Among the schools building out Wi-Fi networks:
l Elon University in North Carolina is midway through a conversion of all residence halls to wireless-only. Elon also has created two Wi-Fi networks—one for
mobile phones and printers, and another for gaming consoles and smart devices.
l Rowan College at Gloucester County, a 266-acre New Jersey community
college, is updating Wi-Fi space by space, focusing on traffic-heavy areas like the
cafeteria, where students use multiple wireless devices.
l Ohio State University approved an $18.6 million campuswide Wi-Fi update.
l The University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus is nearing the end of a
$24.5 million Wi-Fi upgrade.
l Dakota Wesleyan University is responding to a survey that showed 90% of
students in residence halls said they’d be willing to give up cable TV subscrip-
tions for better Wi-Fi. l Source: insidehighered.com