I’m Not Panicking…YET!

There’s only two weeks until finals, and then after finals, the semester will be done. I cannot believe how time has literally flown by. It seems like just yesterday I was packing my backpack for the first day of the semester, but it was 98 days ago. So, realistically I should be freaking out trying [...]

Looking Foolish is No Fun

Sometimes it is called 20-20 hindsight. Looking back on a situation we often can see clearly what we should have done. We regret the wrong words that caused confusion,the angry words that damaged a precious friendship, the business decision that wasted a small fortune and made people lose their jobs, the one dumb play call that lost [...]

What’s in a Name?

This week is National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Tomorrow, April 14th, is National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers. In California, [...]

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Did someone say ice cream?

Sometimes you show up to class, and it doesn’t go as planned. Either that’s by the teacher’s plan, or the student’s plan, or both. This last week, class did not at all go according to plan, and that was okay! On Wednesday, I walked into my Ministry Discernment class, which is only three students, to [...]

Training, Education and Learning

An article on C. S. Lewis and other writers in the “Inklings” group in the magazine Christian History (highly recommended) reminded me how Lewis can state an insight with elegant simplicity. The author drew upon a little known essay that I had not read for many years called “Our English Syllabus,” a brief talk on [...]

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An anatomic pathologist? What’s that?

Eric Snook, DVM, PhD, DACVP 1997 BA in biology and minor in chemistry Anatomic Pathologist Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Eric answers questions about his career, getting there and the impact FPU had on his life. Q: An anatomic pathologist? Sounds scientific and interesting. What do you do? A: A veterinary anatomic pathologist works closely [...]

Things I Love-Part 7-The Computer Lab

If you are close to me, or have talked to me at all since mid-February you would know that for the past 52 days my computer has been having some serious issues. These issues have amounted in over 25 hours either at the Apple Store trying to get them fixed, or on the phone with [...]

April is School Library Month!

Join us in celebrating the role school libraries and librarians play in transforming learning!  If you value this role, please contact your state senators and ask them to co-sponsor the SKILLS Act (Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries Act) to ensure the future of school library funding. The American Association of School Librarians is providing [...]