Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This is an awesome video. VERY well done. It brought a tear to my eye.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Adverse Impact and Disparate Treatment

I strongly encourage students in my HRM 666 class to take a look at this YouTube Video that I have recorded. Please give me feedback as to what you think of it.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Presentation Tool

I have been playing around with a new presentation tool called "Prezi".  I just put together a Prezi presentation for my first class for the Fall.  I wonder how many of my students will find it here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

June 6, 1944 - D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy

In preparation for selling my mother's home, I have been combing through it looking for things that needed to be saved.  Recently I came across a small gem.  It is a small U.S. Government issue notebook in which my father recorded important events in his WWII US Navy service.  As I was thinking of the upcoming anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, I started to wonder what HE was doing on the other side of the world at the time of the invasion.  His initial records in his log book read:

  • April 28 1944 - Left San Francisco Calif.
  • May 5 - Crossed Equator
  • May 9 - Crossed Date Line
  • May 13 - arrive Noumea New Caladonia (sic)
  • May 31 Frichshaven
  • June 10 - Left Frichshaven - assigned LCI-28
If you don't know what a Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) is, take a look here at the USS Landing Craft site.  

ARMY.MIL provides an excellent overview of D-Day.  
On June 6, I took some time to stop and remember both my father's service and those who were at Normandy that day.  

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shuttle's Toilet Requires Special Training

I have always wondered EXACTLY how people ... mmmmm.... how they did their business in space.  This is a NASA piece that shows how it is done.  I KNOW you have wondered also.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

An experiment

I am experimenting (well maybe more than experimenting since I bought a premium membership) with a piece of software call "Evernote". The logo for the software is a stylized elephant and the tagline is: "Use Evernote to save your ideas, things you see, and things you like. Then find them all on any computer or device you use. For free." You can use the service for free... I chose to upgrade to a premium account. Since I have more than one computer that I work on..being able to access the same information on all my computers was a definite plus. Google Docs does some similar kinds of things...and I love google docs, but I hate the idea of putting all my "eggs" in one basket. I'll update you on how it is working.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Support a local artist

Click on the title and go to the Blog of my nephew, Dana Chabino. Dana is a talented local (i.e. Wichita Kansas) artist and I would encourage you to take a look at his art and enjoy it. I think he has a good "eye" (and yes I admit to a degree of bias).

Friday, April 30, 2010

Venus de Carton - Ellie Shore

I did a YouTube Video of some of the work that Ellie Shore has exhibited here at a gallery in Wichita Kansas. Take a look. Ellie has a delightful sense of humor that is expressed in her work.

Monday, January 4, 2010

And it begins all over again!

The spring semester officially starts on January 19th. Before then there are a NUMBER of things that need to get done, including getting my syllabi finished and published to my students. Until then, welcome back! And PLEASE let the deep freeze here in Wichita, Kansas end!