Day #51 – The Brain is Freaky! How Trivia Night is Good for Cognition

Anyone who knows me is aware that I love a good night of Pub Trivia. My wife and I currently frequent two game nights on Tuesday and Thursday. And we do reasonably well. We are Routinely finishing “in the money” and winning gift cards. Last week we finished second and were rewarded with $30 andContinue reading “Day #51 – The Brain is Freaky! How Trivia Night is Good for Cognition”

Day 50 – How my first week in grad school shaped my management philosophy. #100DaysofHigherEd

A story about my first week in grad school. As previously reported, I attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale for my graduate program in higher education administration. I went to SIU-C sight unseen and I really think that was an interesting choice at the time. While we had internet access in 1995 there was notContinue reading “Day 50 – How my first week in grad school shaped my management philosophy. #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 49 – Business is Ready for Florida, but are we Ready for Them? #100DaysofHigherEd

In the early 1960s the city of Orlando was basically a sleepy Central Florida town, in the 1920s few people had even heard of Miami, and the Tampa Bay area was known more for cigars than sunshine. Yet, over time, these three cities have become powerhouses for jobs and innovation in the past few decades.Continue reading “Day 49 – Business is Ready for Florida, but are we Ready for Them? #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 48 – Beautiful Higher Education Spaces I have been to. #100DaysofHigherEd

I must admit, I feel off the writing train. Just happened that way. I got busy, got a little lazy and just plain forgot a few days. But I am back and looking to pick up the pace. I am learning that to promise to do anything every day that is not eating, sleeping, andContinue reading “Day 48 – Beautiful Higher Education Spaces I have been to. #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 47 – Remembering Higher Education’s Middle Kids – #100DaysofHigherEd

I am not very private about my upbringing. If you are a friend of mine, you know that I grew up in some desperate circumstances. The child of teenaged parents, I grew up mainly lower income. For a few years there we were outright poor. Neither of my parents went to college and they bothContinue reading “Day 47 – Remembering Higher Education’s Middle Kids – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 46 – Zen is Hard to Come by – #100DaysofHigherEd

Zen is hard to find. So today is April 16, 2021. I am 48 years old and in 639 days I will turn 50. For those of you who are already 50, I have watched your journey and know this is not an easy moment in life. As we grow older the reality of ourContinue reading “Day 46 – Zen is Hard to Come by – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 45 – The Culture of Fear and an Abundance of Caution – #100DaysofHigherEd

The Culture of Fear and an Abundance of Caution This is not really a higher ed post. Here in Florida the stories are common. Swimmer goes to the beach and instead of getting some sun and sand, the person gets bit by a shark. Here in Florida, it is almost always a blacktip shark, andContinue reading “Day 45 – The Culture of Fear and an Abundance of Caution – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 44 – On Risk Management – #100DaysofHigherEd

It was 1997, I had not been working at Stephen F. Austin State University for a month and I faced my first major risk management issue. We produced a summer carnival for students to let off some steam during the summer school session. It was a typical set-up. A small stage with a couple ofContinue reading “Day 44 – On Risk Management – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 43 – A Book I Keep Going Back To – #100DaysofHigherEd

One of the central tenets of working in higher education and our work is the concept of lifelong learning. As educators we believe that learning only really stops when you do. From the moment we are born we find ourselves absorbing and consuming the world around us and making sense of it. We also continuouslyContinue reading “Day 43 – A Book I Keep Going Back To – #100DaysofHigherEd”

Day 42 – What Zillow and HigherEdJobs.com have in common – #100DaysofHigherEd

As higher education professionals we love a good job search. One of the things I miss the most about not getting to NASPA the past two years is all the who is where doing what chatter. While you can still get that via Facebook, it just hits harder when you are in the exhibit hallContinue reading “Day 42 – What Zillow and HigherEdJobs.com have in common – #100DaysofHigherEd”