What I Learned From Craig Murie…

I did not know Craig Murie as the former beloved basketball coach who had fought a battle with cancer. I knew him as Craig the math guy in a wheelchair at NDSU. Even though we worked in different departments and in different colleges, I would see him regularly as we crossed paths coming and going…
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United We Stand

I will make this brief because the video I am sharing with you today is more important than my words. As you may be aware, I teach at NDSU. In one of my classes we have been discussing social epidemics and the ways to effectively spread messages. In light of the current division in the country, I challenged…
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Are You Ready?

I gave my Disaster Preparedness students a challenge.  The challenge was to use rubber ducks about town to remind folks about the importance of being prepared for emergencies and disasters – to get their ducks in a row.   As a part of the challenge they were to encourage folks to go to ready.gov and learn…
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The Longest Day…

They say the longest day of 2014 was June 21st, but I know that cannot be right.  I know the correct answer is September 26, 2014.  I know this because I lived through the longest day of the year on the 26th and am just now barely recovering after a full weekend has passed. On…
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God’s Speed Tommy Bearson…

Today, I would like to acknowledge the sad loss of NDSU freshman Tommy Bearson and send my condolences to his family and friends.   I, along with so many others, fervently hoped for a different outcome.  I know that there will be little solace for those who grieve Tommy’s loss, but I hope that they will…
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