#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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Fishing in a Landfill

The suggestion of going trout fishing in a landfill sounds both absurd and repulsive, but it provides a graphic analogy for discussion about Google and academic research. Google is popular and probably ranks as the favorite search engine for most people. It quickly and reliably delivers plenty of results, often millions, from a simple keyword...
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Why Being Involved Builds Your Resume

Many students are looking to gain experience in college that will help them transition into the workplace. Part-time jobs and internships are great ways to gain experience in your field, but too often I talk to students who tell me they have done nothing that they can put on their resume. Some of the best...
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Tips for Getting into Medical School

Are you interested in health professions? If you are considering going to medical school, then here are some tips that will help you as you prepare. Research Medical schools don’t “require” chemical research, but it can be a big advantage in getting accepted. Here in UMHB’s Chemistry Department the following exciting projects are possible – with prestigious...
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3 Tips to Keep You Motivated

Whether you are hoping to become a professional athlete, dreaming of performing on Broadway, or simply trying to lose weight, success requires hard work!  A lot of people give up.  Here are three of my favorite quotes that help me stay motivated. Excellence is never an accident.  It is a habit. —Aristotle If you want to...
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What Good is Art?

Why should art matter to a student majoring in nursing with the dream of helping cancer patients? Why should art be important to an engineering major hoping to better the world with a new invention?  Why should art matter to anyone? At UMHB, we believe that art is an important aspect of any education.  Our...
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Spectacular Failure

It was growing late. A major campus event was set to begin in a matter of hours, and technical difficulties had dozens of university employees scrambling to ensure the proceedings would meet our high standards. One brave soul stood atop a mechanical lift holding a digital projector, while I stood below him, hoping for a...
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