Thursday, December 10, 2015

Report Card Time!

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

The #1 Reason People Die Early by Country

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

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

I recently came across the video that I have embedded below.  It comes from a television show from the past... WKRP in Cincinnati. This has got to be one of the best scenes and just in time for Thanksgiving!

Haaaappy Thaaaaanks Giiiiving...

This may be one of the funniest scenes in television history and it's certainly not Thanksgiving without it.

Posted by Bill Meck on Thursday, November 26, 2009
 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fighting Domestic Violence!

Dear Wichita Friends,  Some of you have seen me posting information about Domestic Violence and the WYCA here in...
Posted by Nancy Bereman on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Innovation Campus

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. 




Monday, January 5, 2015

Go Shocks!

I think this says it all!!  Go Shocks!