Change – Accept, Embrace, Grow

“Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy Change is constantly happening during each moment of our lives. Our universe is a perfect example. Each day we find the sun rising in the east, directly overhead at...
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Summer Reading Suggestions

University Provost Dr. John Vassar compiled a list of books recommended to him by staff and faculty colleagues for summertime reading. The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews “The Traveler’s Gift effectively combines self-help with fiction . . . sustaining momentum while simultaneously passing on instructions for positive thinking . . . an exemplary job at providing positive suggestions...
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Learning From Adversity

College is a great time for self-discovery with most students getting their first taste of freedom as they live on their own. There is so much opportunity to learn, both in and outside the classroom. While I would not call any of it easy, I would say most of those learning experiences are positive. Based on...
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How to Spot Fake News

Everyone is talking about “fake news” and the word itself was Collins’ Dictionary word of the year for 2017. Why should you care about whether your news is fake or real? Fake news can actually harm you — physically, mentally, or financially. For example, purveyors of false medical advice are rampant online and their bad...
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The journey to become a teacher

Finding my purpose It has been a long journey for me. When I got out of high school I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, so I chose to attend a community college. I eventually dropped out and spent time finding who I was and what I really wanted to do...
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Summer Travels 2018

Summertime is here and students are mobilizing to serve and learn! One of the gifts of the academic calendar is the opportunity to be stewards of the “big breaks” for missional and academic experiences. I pray students will “tithe” the eleven breaks that come with a four-year degree, investing one of those breaks in a...
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The Great Outdoors

How does your spirit, your soul, your mind, find renewal? “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in, and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”  – John Muir Are you an early bird with your cup of coffee, resting in the quietness of the morning?...
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I Graduated. Now What?

You have graduated college! Maybe you just graduated college within the past weeks, or perhaps it has been a year, two or five. Life after college can be an adventure. New college graduates have the opportunity to enter into the professional world with zeal and often experience great refreshment. After studying most days, for at...
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Say Cheese: Campus Photo Opportunities

There’s several great places around campus to “Say Cheese.” Here are some of our favorites. The Letters The classic place to take the ultimate UMHB photo is on the UMHB letters. Whether you’re by yourself or with a group, this is the perfect backdrop for most occasions. "Well y'all, it's been real. Thanks for having...
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