Apr
2014

Photo of the Week, 13 April 2014

It has been quite the busy, hectic, bizarro past two weeks. At this point in the semester, we simply move on a rapid-dash pace. A new pair of Chuck’s would surely help a person keep his or her footing. I’ll have to use these as inspiration to get through the end of the semester. 🙂

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Jan
2014

1851

If you want to be energized, watch this performance of Sojourner Truth’s famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech from 1851, by Alfre Woodard. I take great pride in the fact that I teach at a school founded in the same year, founded to provide women an education because The University of Missouri didn’t allow them to study there. Indeed to teach at a place created for all the ‘Ain’t I a Women’ is something very, very good.

May
2013

ITIS

As a part of the 2013 Instructional Technology Immersion Seminar several faculty members are learning new ways to incorporate technology into our classrooms. More importantly, I’m realizing all of the ways in which these technologies can help you, the student, too. Being able to include as many technologies into your resume as possible can help you seperate yourself from your peer pack. Here’s a simple example of how you can use SlideRocket from Google.

May
2013

Photo of the Week, 12 May 2013

Today, my sabbatical began. Well, I guess, technically it didn’t because my sabbatical is for the fall semester making today the first day of summer break. Does it really matter? To me, no. Perhaps to you it does… whoever ‘you’ are. 🙂 I came downstairs after pulling myself away from the wonderful “The Orchardist,” and saw this rose. For a hundred years at Columbia College, students have been participating in the graduation tradition known as Ivy Chain. At this beautiful ceremony, students can give a rose to those people who have helped them succeed at the College. Yesterday I had the pleasure of receiving one from Presidential Award winner Kaitlyn Cavanah, a 4.0 graduate in Accounting. What a force of nature she is and what a pleasure it has been to know her over the last four years.

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