What is Institutional Research Anyway?

When I meet someone new, their first question is usually, “What do you do?” And when I tell them I work in Institutional Research at a university, their second question is, “Yeah, but what do you do?” Sometimes I say, “I make numbers into pictures.” But it might be more accurate to say, “I find answers.”...
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Top 4 Reasons UMHB Donors Give

One of the great privileges of working in Development at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is getting to know amazing individuals who are generous in their giving.  In these relationships, we learn so much about what motivates each one to give. I give because someone gave to help me. Many donors tell stories of how they...
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Is Personality Permanent?

Personality can change, but it will take time. The psychological community as well as the general public have long believed that while individual behaviors, beliefs, values, and motivations may change over time, a person’s individual personality is fairly stable through life. This means that if you are generally an empathic, outgoing person early in adulthood or...
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Why CAB?

The first semester of college is intimidating. There is so much pressure to find new friends and to be involved, all while staying organized as professors bombard you with homework from every direction. One of the great things about being a student here at UMHB is that there are so many different ways to get...
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What You Need to Know About the 2017–18 FAFSA®

 What’s changing for 2017–18? Starting with the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), these changes will be in effect: You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA® earlier. You can file your 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent...
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Tips for Student-Faculty Communication

As each semester begins, students and faculty establish a collaborative relationship based on the common goal of student learning.  One aspect of this relationship, as with any relationship or collaboration, is communication.  Key elements of effective communication are clarity, mutual respect, and listening. Below are a few tips for students that will be helpful when...
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The Best Workout for You

I am often asked “what is the best workout for ____________?”  While it may seem that this is an easy question to answer given my background, it is more difficult than one might think.  This question often comes to me after someone has done the ever-popular Google search for various workouts.  It is at this...
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#Christ’sLifeMatters

In the summer of 2016 the heat rose in America.  Murders and alleged murders in what looked like gang-war sequence flared in diverse cities as St. Paul, Dallas, and Baton Rouge.  The public was fixated on the conflict.  Street demonstrations came back in vogue and social media was awash with the declaration that lives matter...
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