Faculty and Staff: The mix of warm sunny days followed by flower-crushing snow and hail storms gives one pause to T.S. Eliot claim in 1922: “April is the cruelest month.” Regardless of the weather in April, keep a positive attitude and enjoy the wonderful things your colleagues and students are […]
Faculty and Staff: A faculty member recommended the book Nebraska Moments. In the mid-1800s groups traversing the Oregon Trail faced different challenges, but as one Oregon Trail traveler observed, “The plain fact of the matter is we have no time for sociability.” My hope is that last month’s Faculty and […]
Faculty and Staff: February is generally a fleeting month and full of diversions (Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, Black History Month and days commemorating presidents, St. Valentine, and a ground hog). However, there’s so much going on at the College at the moment that February merits two updates this month.
Faculty and Staff: As expressed by the poet Kathleen Norris, “There seems to be so much more winter than we need this year.” Even as another storm is upon us, the daylight is steadily becoming longer and CSC faculty and staff continue to do great work day in and day […]
Faculty and Staff: As Willa Cather writes in My Ántonia, “Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.” So, here is my attempt to brighten your day with some lively updates.
Faculty and Staff: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart, as expressed by Helen Keller. May your holidays be felt within your heart.
Dear Faculty and Staff: In the midst of autumn, the following sentiment from Lin Yutang seems apropos: “I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and […]
Dear Faculty and Staff: I will be available to meet with you in the LLC coffee shop on Thursday, 29 October 2015, 9:45-10:30 am to discuss any of the items within this update, voice concerns, or discuss other topics of interest. A second attachment is a snapshot of the National […]
Dear Faculty and Staff: This Friday, 25 September 2015, 8:00-9:00 am, I will be adjacent to the LLC Book Ends for an Open Session to clarify items within this update, voice concerns, or discuss topics of interest.
Dear Faculty and Staff: Welcome back! As you can see, the format of my updates has changed a little—to include CSC’s Mission Statement and the six MAP Priorities in the Master Academic Plan. My goal is to keep everyone mindful of our goals and to post regular updates so that […]