Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's the most wonderful time ...

Many students are already back on campus and official move-in begins this weekend. The start of another school year is only a few days away. I am a bit farther behind than planned, student work schedules are still under construction, and my current focus is feasibility and budgetary allotments for much needed refurbished computers on the second floor and in the IRC.

Last evening I saw one of the all-time great back to school commercials and had to share. The YouTube Staples Channel says it is "back after fifteen years," those sad-eyed children are now college graduates!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Wasting Time for a Good Cause

Ever have just a few minutes that you need to fill and don't want to start a new project?

I found a cool website that allows me to improve myself AND contribute to a good cause, even if I have only a few minutes. is a nifty little site where I can improve my math, English vocabulary and grammar, my favorite foreign language and a few other subject areas. For every answer you get correct, you donate 10 grains of rice to the UN World Food Programme.

It adds up, believe me! And you can switch subjects when you are tired of doing math multiplication - just jump over to geography or art.

I can tell you - some subjects I fail miserably and others I do brillantly! But for every answer I get correct, the rice grains add up!

Check it out - it's now my favorite way to end a day!