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Men's Team Kicks Off Spring Season

Penn State Men’s opened their spring season on Saturday 3/28 with a gritty and hard fought win over Buffalo Men’s Rugby Club. It was a frigid day with persistent snow flurries and wind chills reaching as low as 10° when the A-side took the field for a 1pm kickoff. Penn State was not phased by the bitter cold scoring within the first minute of the game on an interception walk-in try (the first of two tries on the day) from the 2nd row and captain “Big” Dan Metcalf on their way to a 36-14 win. 

As was to be expected the weather conditions combined with early season kinks from both sides led to a sloppy style of play for the majority of the game. Penn State struggled to handle Buffalo’s large and physical pack at the breakdown but had success creating line breaks consistently in the backs. However, it was the Penn State forwards doing most of the scoring on the day with the sensational up and coming prop Mike Washington delivering two tries and the senior hooker Tom “T-Bash” Bashara getting one of his own.

A scary moment occurred in the first half when wingers Sam LaPaille and Mike Eife collided while attempting to make a tackle after a Buffalo line break. Both players left the game but luckily there were no significant injuries on the play. Eife would return later in the game and prove untackleable for the rest of the day scoring a try on a line break offload from fly half Ross Morris who would later leave the game after sustaining a knee injury of his own.

The Nittany Lions played Schuylkill Men’s Rugby Club this past Saturday April 4th. They head to the first round of the D1A Playoffs at Wisconsin this Saturday April 11.

Thank you for THON donations

Dear Alumni, Family and Supporters of Penn State Rugby, 
 
We wanted to reach out to you with our gratitude for all of your support with THON this year. As a team it was our goal to make Penn State's Dance Marathon a priority among all of our players and staff. We can whole heartedly say we accomplished our THON goals for this year. As an organization, with the help and support of all of you, the Penn State Men and Women's Rugby teams raised $12,270.98 to support the fight against pediatric cancer. This adds to the overall efforts of Penn State's student body that raised a total of $13.02 million dollars. We are very proud to be Penn State students. 
 
Not only were we able to raise these funds but we were also able to adopt a THON family from Hershey Medical Center. We are happy to welcome Logan McCarthy and his family to the Penn State Rugby Team. Logan will remain a part of our team long after he wins his fight against cancer. We will continue our THON efforts as a program for many years to come, hoping to only improve our totals every year. 
 
On behalf of Penn State Rugby we would like to thank you for your continuous support of our program's on and off the field activities. Without all of you none of this would be made possible. We are truly proud to be a part of the Penn State Rugby program and we hope all of you are too. 
 
Thank you!
 
Sincerely, 
 
Ryan Abbonizio & Cassie Stockhausen 
 
 

PSU Women's Spring Break Itinerary

Interested in being a PSU Women's Rugby Spring Break groupie in Europe? See the Itinerary below!

2015 Sprance Spring Break Itinerary

 

 

Networking - Logistic Coordinator/Dispatcher in Chalfont, PA

Logistic Coordinator/Dispatcher

Jillamy is part of $3 billion company Mode Transportation who is a leading asset-light based, third-party logistics company focused on delivering truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, air and ocean services. We operate across North America through a network of highly qualified transportation professionals. Mode is a fully integrated transportation service network able to fill their customers’ unique shipping needs and capacity requirements.

Jillamy is seeking qualified candidates for a Logistic Coordinator position at our main office in Chalfont, PA. We are searching for an individual who is looking to become part of a hard working team in a relaxed atmosphere with one of the fastest growing office in the Mode network.

JOB SUMMARY: 
Manage customer accounts, ensuring that customers are receiving the best product at the lowest possible cost while maximizing margin and network efficiency. You’ll be responsible for all the day to day activities in the transportation cycle: dispatching carriers to align to our customers’ needs, customer reporting and invoicing. Supply chain degree not required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
Prioritize the assignment of equipment to customers. 
Address and resolve single load problem resolution in a timely manner. 
Negotiate with vendors to obtain transportation services at the lowest cost. 
Create transportation solutions for customers. 
Determine most cost effective recovery plan for missed pick-ups and deliveries with Load Planners. 
Develop and execute timely resolutions to transit delays and client concerns. 
Develop strong professional relationships with vendors and assist them in all operational aspects. 
Ensure complete and accurate client order acceptance/entry into the Mode Transportation system via EDI, web tender, email, fax, phone, or other applicable form of communication. 
Notify clients to any and all issues with their loads and educate them on industry changes. 
Collaborate with Business Development to ensure accurate and complete on-boarding of new clients and lanes by setting up required notifications, reporting, accessorial agreements and invoicing. 
Ensure carrier performance and event compliance meets and/or beats Mode Transportation expectations. 
Communicate effectively with internal and external customers. 
Determine if a client’s freight is acceptable for Intermodal movement. 
Determine which accessorial charges can be billed and effectively communicate charges to customers. 
Evaluate client accessorial assessments to minimize accessorial costs and maximize accessorial margin. 
Identify Accessorial charge patterns and develop and consult with Customers to reduce charges. 
Submit and approve rail billing to rail provider via EDI, website, phone, fax, email, or other applicable form of communication to ensure proper invoicing. 
Complete vendor accessorial charges within 24 hours of occurrence. 
Assist Collections Department and Sales on customer invoicing disputes. 
Provide timely escalation of issues to management. 
Complete or assist with miscellaneous projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with classes in supply chain management preferred. 
Strong computer skills; Proficiency with Windows operating system and software programs such as MS Excel, MS Word, email and internet browsers. 
Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively interface with customers and internal personnel. 
Strong organizational and analytical skills are required. 
Ability to learn quickly and work independently.
Ability to multi-task in a fast pace environment.
Organized, detail oriented problem solver.
Ability to deal with people in stressful situation.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
Manage your time well and be self-motivated.
Previous brokerage-related or transportation-related experience preferred.

OTHER BENEFITS: 
Jillamy, Inc. provides the opportunity to participate in a variety of outstanding benefits. In addition to a business casual office atmosphere, the company offers the following benefit programs:
401(k) plan
medical plan
dental plan
vision plan 
paid time off
holiday pay
short term disability insurance
long term disability insurance

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to race, age, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, non-job related handicap or disability or veteran status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law. If you require an accommodation in the 
application process, please advise Jillamy, Inc. Human Resources Department.

If interested, please contact Alison Helsman at 215 872 9005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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