Best Times to Visit Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa

Reputable finance instructor John Nofsinger, PhD, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, as a professor of finance and the William H. Seward endowed chair in finance. Over the years, Dr. John Nofsinger has traveled to a variety of cities around the world for both work and pleasure, including Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town is at its busiest and most expensive during the summer. Between the months of December and February, the city’s outdoor attractions and beaches are in full swing, and tourists from around the world crowd into the city. With temperatures that range from the mid to high 70s, weather during summertime is quite agreeable, and precipitation is low. Visitors can enjoy several events, such as the Observatory Festival of Arts.

At the opposite end of the spectrum is Cape Town’s winter season. Running from June to August, winter sees temperatures in the low 60s, but sporadic showers are very common. However, prices and crowds are both at a minimum.

The best times for visiting the city are spring and autumn. Autumn lasts between March and May in Cape Town and has average temperatures between the high 60s and 70s. Hotel prices and crowds start to decrease as the city moves into its low season, but there are still a number of events held like the Cape Town Carnival and International Jazz Festival. Additionally, autumn is when the city’s annual wine harvest begins, and tourists can often participate in gathering grapes. Meanwhile, spring lasts from September to November and brings with it bright colors. Temperatures are relatively the same as in autumn. Hotel prices to start rising during this time, though, so visitors should book early to get the best deals.


A Brief Introduction to The Financial Management Journal

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Financial Management Association International

John Nofsinger is an expert in finance with international teaching experience in regions such as China, New Zealand, and Greece. Currently serving as the William H. Seward Endowed Chair in Finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage, John Nofsinger is also a member of the Financial Management Association International (FMA).

A nonprofit professional membership organization, the FMA was founded in 1970 to support the global finance community by promoting information and research that advances financial strategy and decision making. The association has over 3,000 members who receive benefits that include the Financial Management (FM) Journal.

The flagship publication of FMA, The FM journal is released quarterly and focuses on finance-related business topics and research. The hard copy publication is complemented by virtual issues that are accessible on the FMA website at Topics cover a broad range of financial-based research, such as articles on return patterns, financial crisis management, and dividend policy. The editors of the journal favor risky and original topics above traditional ones, and hold workshops to engage young scholars and help them to publish their work.

I Heal? – A Young Adult Science Fiction Novel

With nearly two decades of experience as a university educator, John Nofsinger, PhD, currently serves as a professor of finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage. An avid reader of books in the science fiction and fantasy genre in his free time, Dr. John Nofsinger is also the author of a science fiction novel for young adults titled I Heal?, which was published in 2012.

I Heal? details the life of a young girl with the ability to magically heal others at a cost to herself. The book follows her journey of self-discovery as she learns to determine when to use her powers and identify those who deserve her sacrifice. As she struggles to obtain control of her life, she also faces the ever-present threat of her father, a man that uses her gift for his own personal gain.

Available on Amazon, I Heal? can be purchased in paperback and for Kindle devices.

Green Bay Packers Sign Damarious Randall from Arizona State University

Possessing more than 15 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels, professor John Nofsinger currently serves as the Seward Chair of Finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In his leisure time, John Nofsinger enjoys watching the NFL and is a fan of the Green Bay Packers.

The Green Bay Packers selected Damarious Randall as their first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Since the draft, the former Arizona State University (ASU) defensive back has agreed to a four-year contract with the Packers for $7.9 million, of which $6.4 million is guaranteed.

During his senior season at ASU, Damarious Randall amassed 85 solo tackles, which is the fifth-highest in school history. He also garnered All-Pac-12 First Team and Sports Illustrated All-American Honors in 2014, adding to his Junior College first-team All-American recognition earned while playing for Mesa Community College. Randall played as a safety and return man in college, but will transition to the corner position for Green Bay.

NFL Network Lists Aaron Rodgers as the Best Quarterback in the League

A member of the Financial Management Association and International American Finance Association, John Nofsinger, PhD, serves ad the Seward Chair in Finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Dr. John Nofsinger follows the Green Bay Packers in his spare time.

In July, the National Football League (NFL) Network announced the 10 leading athletes on its Top 100 Players of 2015 list. Taking into consideration all positions, Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers ranked the highest among quarterbacks and took the No. 2 spot, following Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt. A two-time league Most Valuable Player, Rodgers jumped nine places from the year prior, when he missed seven games.

A California native, Rodgers played college football for the University of California, Berkeley’s California Golden Bears. The Packers signed Rodgers during the first round of the 2005 NFL draft, and since then, he has been the starting quarterback for seven seasons. During the 2014 season, Rodgers made 38 pass touchdowns, the third best in the league, and passed for 4,381 yards.

The Gracekeepers Makes Washington Post’s Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy List

The William H. Seward endowed chair in finance at the University of Alaska Anchorage, John Nofsinger enjoys reading science fiction novels. Author of a young adult fiction book, John Nofsinger also likes fantasy novels.

In May 2015, the Washington Post released an article on the best science fiction and fantasy books of the month. The list highlighted Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves, and Kirsty Logan’s The Gracekeepers.

Dubbed “a modern fairytale” by Herald Scotland and “spellbinding” by National Public Radio, The Gracekeepers, published in Canada, the UK, and the US, was inspired by Scottish myths and fables. It follows the lives of Callanish and North, two lonely individuals who discover new meaning to life during an unexpected storm. Though the storm instills a sense of hope for the future, both characters must overcome the consequences of their past decisions.

The 320-page novel is available in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle edition. For more details and reviews about the book, visit