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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A Small Price To Pay For The Three “O”S.

I was happy to read Robin Huebner’s recent article in The Forum about the way the Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo Public School Districts handle the special  transportation needs of homeless students. According to the article the districts use cabs or transportation services for those students that need transport to shelters, hotels, or homes they are…
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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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The Dance…

The fall semester at NDSU started this past week and it reminded me of how much I love to see bright, shiny faces at the start of a new academic year.  My classes typically have a blend of former and new students, but after a summer away even the students who have had me before…
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