Crusader Forever

If you’re a Mary Hardin-Baylor alumnus, join me on a trip down memory lane. Remember the fine education you received? Remember that one professor you admired and whom fueled your flame? Remember your involvement in campus activities and the camaraderie you shared with your fellow Crusaders? Remember how much you grew during that time? Those...
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Helping Those with Less Gain More

I enrolled in UMHB in January 1980 when I was 34 years old. I only needed two years to finish my college degree. I worked full time to support myself and took a full course load each semester. I didn’t have any time to participate. I worked, I studied and I attended classes – spring,...
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No Small Gift to God

“But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.” –Mark 12:42 NIV I love the story of the widow’s offering. She gave everything she had as an offering without pomp and circumstance. What was viewed as a small gift by many was no small gift to...
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Chemistry Graduate School Application Checklist

At least a year before you submit your graduate school applications, you should start researching schools and building a checklist. Below are a few things to keep in mind. 1. Conduct Web Search to Find the Right Graduate School The majority of graduate school departments have extensive websites of their graduate programs. You can also...
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Understanding the Engineering Method

Engineers and Scientists are often talked about as if they are interchangeable, but it is important for students who are considering a STEM related career to understand that there are actually very significant differences between the two. One way to examine the differences is to look at the methods associated with each. In the book...
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Do You Want to Become a Teacher?

During the last ten years the teaching field has been shifting and adjusting to new changes and pressures. The following statement often comes up from prospective teachers: “I really want to be a teacher, but there is a lot of pressure and scrutiny placed on teachers nowadays.” In another instance a prospective teacher will share...
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Don’t Follow Your Passion

Do I have your attention? This advice is just the opposite of accepted wisdom. It’s curmudgeon stuff, but read on and you’ll understand. Talent is a Curse My lifelong observation confirms that natural-born talent increases your life’s struggles as often as not. Natural talent can be a curse that deludes you into believing your innate...
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Search Tips for Students & Educators

Google processes an average of 40,000 search queries every second. This equates to 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. Do we utilize Google and other search engines correctly? Have you thought about ways to improve your Internet searches? In general, web literacy refers to the knowledge and use of specific skills needed to locate, evaluate,...
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