Warning: Hide Your Children, the President of the United States is About to Speak

I apologize beforehand, but I can’t help but comment on the controversy surrounding President Obama’s planned address to the nation’s student body this coming Tuesday.  I got a taste of the strong opinions on both sides this morning when I updated my Facebook profile with a quick word of approval for the planned speech. As…

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Jing and Voting America

I am playing around with a new social media tool called Jing, which allows you to take screen shots and videos of your desktop.  It’s free and seems to be easy to use.  I’m not quite sure how I might use this in class, but I did take a few minutes to introduce you to…

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Teaching Assignment for 2009-10

Last week I found out what I will be teaching for the coming year.  Before I get to that I should mention that the biggest change for me this coming year will be in taking on the responsibilities of department chair.  Now, before you go ahead and congratulate me please keep in mind that I…

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