Tips for Organizing a Speech

One of the most basic requirements for a good speech is to organize it clearly. No matter how entertaining or interesting your speech is, you must have organized material for your audience to truly understand it. A speech should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Introduction First, gain the attention of your audience. The goal...
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23/1

As I grow older (I did not say old), I am making more visits to hospitals to visit friends with surprising sickness, chronic pain, and disabling and sometimes terminal diseases.  In my mind, this should not be common to the 45-55 year old.  In my profession, it is important to workout, eat healthy and try...
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Making Disciples

The moment a student arrives on a college campus, they are confronted with many opportunities to get involved.  There are organizations that want your participation.  There are churches that want you to be a part of their fellowship.  There are classes that demand your attention and your time.  Sometimes it is overwhelming. All of these...
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Professing a Calling

UMHB is in the initial stages of what we are calling the Vocare Initiative, a title based on the Latin for “to call.”  The focal point at this juncture is looking at how the main two connotations of the concept, a call to ministry and a call to a certain career (i.e. vocation), are two...
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Stop Working

My name is Nicholas Jones, I’m 31, have two kids and a wife, have earned two degrees from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and I have never worked a day in my life. That statement might lead you to believe that I was either born extremely wealthy or lazy or both. Unfortunately for me, I...
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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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