Category Archives: Insights

A Love Ethic for OKWU Professors

A Love Ethic for OKWU Professors Sammy Davis Jr.  For those of you who may be among our younger faculty, Sammy Davis was a very popular African American actor, singer, dancer, stand-up comedian, and part of the famous Rat Pack in the 1950s-1970s. Those were not only important years for Hollywood but also for the […]

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In Defense of Cupcakes

It’s a little ironic to see former Flower Children being among the chief critics of the current Cupcake generation. I really can’t remember when I had long hair.  In fact, I barely remember when I had hair, but I do remember when I knew everything. I’m not young enough now to know everything.  There was […]

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The Coaching Professor

Our national, in fact international, challenge is to find common ground and actually address issues rather than just argue about them. That’s not just a slogan from Forbes, it the challenge of our times. Our education systems are in the middle of the mix; that means that instructors are on the front line.  This will […]

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Four Reasons to Start Each Class with a Devotional

The word “devotional” is a tired and worn word.  I prefer the term “meditation” because I believe that meditation is so critical to the Christian life and offers a fresh approach to what we’re trying to accomplish.  The psalmist said, “I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds” (Psalm 77:12, NIV).  […]

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Engaging the Postmodern Student

All people, including our students, look at life through a window. The particular window we choose to look through says a lot about who we are and how we behave. Sometimes it’s hard to engage our students because we think everyone looks at life through the same window we do.  Not so. The view we […]

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