"Modern education is premised strongly on materialistic values. It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts, a key element of which has to be the nurturing of our compassionate nature." - Dalai Lama

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Couple of Reminders!

1.  We have adjusted the 4-year plan assignment to better benefit you.  Jill & I are in the process of evaluating the gen-ed portion of your 4-year plans. You will then be required to take your plan to a faculty member in the department of your major for them to look over for the degree requirements.  THIS SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE YOU MEET FOR advising week. You will then submit to the dropbox the corrected/complete 4-year plan for grading.  Several of you have not completed this assignment. You will not be able to be advised by Terry Obermiller with out it.

2.  Be on the look out for the cultural event that you must attend. There are several opportunities.  You MUST attend something that is a new cultural experience for you.  Talk to me if you are confused.

3. Several of you have asked for help with study skills.  Kim Coke will be sending information soon about an opportunity for help in that area.  We ARE listening!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Assignments DUE Schedule

9/12/12  Ask Who You Know
9/19/12  Master Calendar & Wildlife Challenge 1
9/26/12  Plagerism Quiz
10/03/12  e-Chug certification
10/17/12  4-year Plan
10/22/12  Strengths Finders results & book read COMPLETELY
11/07/12  Wildlife Challenge 2
11/28/12  Student Engagement Inventory
12/05/12 Campus Activities Worksheet & Collage and Wildlife Challenge 3

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Summer Day

Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?