It is that time of the year when teachers are grading and preparing to assign grades to their students. This is one duty that I have not missed since I retired. We are also accustomed to business asking us to "grade" them by giving us "comment" cards. Yesterday, I was impressed when the kennel where we board Duke gave us a report card on him! What a great idea! I love getting feedback on how he behaved and would like it even if he WASN'T doing well. While I am proud that he got a good report card, I sure hope it is truthful. I KNOW that part about loving his walks and getting to chase the birds was true.
Friday, December 4, 2015
I found this video fascinating. They use a metric called "years of life lost", which counts when people die in contrast to when they might hope to die. For example, if you SHOULD live to 86, but die at the age of 6 due to malaria, then your years of life lost is 80. It is interesting to see how dramatically the cause of death changes from county to country. Take a look.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015
I attended an event earlier this week for retired WSU faculty that was sponsored by the Wichita State University Foundation. It was a real pleasure to talk with my former colleagues and listen to an update on the "Innovation Campus" from President Bardo. Below is the Innovation Campus Master Plan which includes a new business building. If you look closely it "appears" to me as if the current Clinton Hall isn't there anymore. While I have spent a LOT of time in that building, I must admit to not being sad if it goes away.