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Busting through brick walls

Anyone who has ever attempted to research their family history knows that at some point, the trail ends–in other words, you hit the proverbial “brick wall.”  Maybe the surname is too common, or maybe the records have not survived (even … Continue reading

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Survival of the Craziest?

It’s been a while since I have blogged, partly because I wasn’t sure how much I could say while I was a part-time administrator during the Spring 2014 semester. Now that the semester has ended (as has my ¼ time … Continue reading

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Tales from the Dark Side

Last week, I began my appointment as Faculty Associate/Assistant Provost at Mansfield University.  My primary duties in this position will include coordinating the Faculty Work-in-Progress Speaker Series for spring semester, assisting with the annual Showcase of Student Scholarship, and working … Continue reading

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Technology and Teaching 2.0 (aka the New, Improved, Updated, High Tech Version)

Almost three years ago, I wrote a blog on how instructional technology has changed (or evolved) since I first taught a college course in Spring 1986 (or since I had a week’s training in “instructional technology” in my one secondary … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fishes

As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”   Jesus replied, “They do … Continue reading

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It’s Showtime!

The past couple of weeks were spent preparing for the Faculty Work-in-Progress Speaker Series talk, working with the bound volumes, and sorting the file folders.  The bound volumes actually involve more cataloguing than filing, although there are still some loose … Continue reading

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Midterm Report

This week (actually, Monday, October 21) is Fall Break. For my colleagues who are teaching this semester, midterm grades are due, and, when I was at the Pennsylvania Historical Association annual meeting this past weekend, the main topic of conversation … Continue reading

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