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Order, Disorder, Reorder – The Journey We Make, The Journey We Model

08/10/2017 20:36
Order, Disorder, Reorder – The Journey We Make, The Journey We Model It’s humbling to think that as we do our work here, we’re supporting dreams of others.  Even more humbling is understanding that the privilege of teaching requires daily acceptance about how much there is still to...

Be a Voice. Not an Echo.

04/27/2017 19:10
(Maria Mendez and I Take Up David Agoff on an Offer to Enhance our Eloquence)   But first, ripped from my reading: A century ago, in his Handbook of Public Speaking, John Dolman observed that public speaking is significantly different from a theatrical performance—it is "not a...

The Mixologist and the Mashup

03/31/2017 23:33
The Mixologist and the Mashup As students (and some faculty) know, the word “mashup” refers to a mixture or fusion of disparate elements. It’s traditionally been used as a form of tech-speak or in relation to music mixing, but its use has expanded to encompass more with the passing years....

We're Not Chicken About Getting behind Our Students

03/14/2017 20:54
(As Demonstrated at the Spring '17 BIS Meet & Greet - Presented By BIS Society and SAP Club) This annual Conference was, once again, a blur of activity, filled with good food, fun,...

The Club Edition

02/26/2017 12:07
The Club Edition   Those who ask David Agoff about lessons he enjoys sharing with students will find he’s quick to extoll the benefits of Dale Carnegie’s approach to relationship-building and living a good life.   In addition to the student-led parts of the meeting, David...

The New Season of Fiery Everything

02/11/2017 19:41
Behold this Season of Fiery Everything Our COB Spring launch Meeting was afire with its passionate response to Peter Straus' announcement – yes, this is the year of fiery thinking. Perhaps after week one, we are little bit tired, yet we affirm: Creative Teamwork at the COB Gets...

Culture Talks: Here's How

01/29/2017 18:22
Culture Talks: Here’s How       I was looking for just the right definition of “culture” for a paper I’m writing and found this: “Maintain (tissue cells, bacteria, etc.) in conditions suitable for growth.” I scratched “tissue cells, bacteria, etc.,” and substituted “people.”...

Delta Sigma Pi Honors Faculty

11/25/2016 21:47
On October 27th, the students of Delta Sigma Pi hosted a faculty and staff appreciation dinner. (I’ve posted a few photos – sorry I can’t fit all in.) One of the organizers, Kiaya Sabolovic, mentioned during our casual conversation that Associate Dean Ken Chapman helped make the dinner as special...

Because We are All Stars, Whether We Realize It or Not

11/06/2016 11:55
Zach Justus of Faculty Development recently circulated an email about a recent CELT presentation, “Digital Storytelling.”  Celeste Jones and Seema Sehrawat have been promoting this tool; if you don’t know much about it, I highly recommend becoming familiar with it.  As Zach says, “The...

Transformation is an Urgent Calling

10/23/2016 10:42
Ah, Life: What, If Not Transformation, Is Your Urgent Calling? Rainier Maria Rilke We’ve always known what we need to do: everything within our power to ensure student success. And now, more than ever, we need to help our students become graduates in a timely and focused manner. And so we seek...
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