Lifting Weights Teaches Life Skills

by: Lauren Clonts There are so many productive things that you can do during your breaks that you have throughout the day other than play Candy Crush, scroll on your Facebook for 30-45 minutes or take a nap on your lunch break. There is one thing that you can do that can totally improve your […]

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard………..

“I wish I had come to visit you before I made the decision to……..(fill in the blank.).” In my previous business consulting life, I often found that we were the first people, outside the family, a business owner came to for objective advice.  In many cases, they came because something was going wrong in their […]

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Maintenance A Must

Yesterday, Comfort, Inc., serviced my heating system at home. A mundane, run-of-the-mill, service call – or so they thought when they first arrived. However, the result was a bit more dramatic. As they fired up the burners they noticed the flames were swirling rather than dancing gently in an organized line across what appeared to […]

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Mark Zimmerman’s Student Work: Spring 2016

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Week 5 – Lessons in Leadership 2016 – Charlie Price

Charlie discussed developing your personal brand, networking abilities and perception among colleagues, employers and the public. What practices/strategies can you employ to maintain your personal brand?

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The Benefits of the Correct Warm up

Many people love to workout because it helps them stay fit, makes them feel better, and keeps them healthy. Some individuals do not like to warm up. So today, we must talk about the importance of warming up correctly. Warming up and stretching can be beneficial in so many ways. For example, it increases body […]

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Meet Our Directors

By Dr. Pamela Washington In both of the previous posts about “A Flea in Her Ear,” I’ve talked about the physical comedy of farce, but I haven’t introduced the two people who are bring the frantic physical activity to life. This post is a mini-interview with the two women who are sharing the directing duties. […]

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Week 4 – Lessons in Leadership 2016 – Mo Anderson

During Mo’s presentation she discussed developing a mission and values and the central role they play in her business and personal success. For this week’s blog, provide a mission/values statement that can help guide you during your collegiate and post-collegiate journey.

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Nervous About Working Out ? No Problem!

By Jessi Walker This is the week! The fourth week of school where the exercise prescription students meet the clients they will teach, where professors start giving actual tests, and where students start to realize ihop everyday was not a good idea. So the wellness is where everyone will be . The wellness center is […]

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Why Is Farce Funny?

By Dr. Pamela Washington At rehearsal of A Flea in Her Ear last night, I witnessed the physicality of farce at its best and couldn’t help but laugh out loud when Histangua kicks Chandler into a closet threatening him with a gun and again when Laura aggressively backs Tournel onto a desk. I went home […]

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Week 3 – Lessons in Leadership 2016 – Melissa Houston

During Commissioner Houston’s comments, she reflected on how the challenges and experiences in her life have allowed her to emerge as a more appreciative and understanding person. She mentioned specifically the attitude of gratitude and changing your interpretation of situations/events. How as a leader have you experienced challenges and emerged from them? What characteristics or […]

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Critical Reflection for University Teachers

The UCO Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning (CETTL) distributes a hard bound, blank journal to each faculty member that participates in a CETTL faculty development event. We encourage faculty to write critical reflections and ideas about good teaching during CETTL activities, then discuss them with each other. Here are a few of […]

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Three Plans for Designing Instructional Videos – Part I

The following three-part series presents techniques for designing instructional videos that maximize learning value. Each contribution to this series will highlight one model for how you might go about designing and planning a video. Each of these models can (and should) be modified to meet your learners’ needs and teaching situations. About Instructional Videos Video […]

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