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Course Exam—EDPY/PSYC 470

EDPY 470 / PSYC 470 (Consultation and Collaboration for Students with Special Needs) is a three-credit, senior level course that is designed to increase awareness of the framework and rationale for collaboration, the facilitating factors involved, and  of strategies for implementation.  The main emphasis of the course is on understanding collaborative consultation as a process… Read more »

Dear Barb—Too Faithful for Marriage

Dear Barb: I met this really wonderful girl last year while I was attending the University of Ottawa.  We get along great and have discussed marriage.  She lives in B.C while I am in Ottawa, but we are managing to keep in touch.  The issue is that Janelle is Muslim and I am Catholic and… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Summertime: Timeless Moments of Inspiration

What’s in a moment? If it’s a summer moment, there might be wisps of breeze in leaves and abundant sultry heat.  Isn’t a moment the ultimate timeless time frame; doesn’t its passing nature transcend ordinary timed context? Measuring time at the best of times is a sticky philosophical proposition: “the measurement of time is puzzling… Read more »

The Fit Student—Finding Enlightenment

I stepped into enlightenment; only for a few days—or perhaps just an evening.  But those few days changed me forever.  And now I long to return to that state of enlightenment, but this time, stay there for good.  But staying there doesn’t mean I sit still; it means I flourish at hyper-speed.  It took work… Read more »

The Study Dude—Own the Mindset for Top Grades

You want to accelerate your learning, right?  I watched a good friend gain mastery of PhD level subjects.  She got fixated on her passion and mastered it over decades, gaining ground every watchful minute. I want that for me, and I want that for you.  I want us to give 110%.  That requires zeroing in… Read more »

Course Exam—ECON 248

ECON 248 (Macroeconomics) is a three-credit course that provides a basic introduction to the entire discipline of economics.  The study of macroeconomics, microeconomics, or both can help students understand our society better.  While microeconomics deals with individual decision makers in households, firms, and governments, macroeconomics deals with aggregates.  ECON 248 looks at economy-wide variables, such… Read more »

Dear Barb—Winds of Change

Dear Barb: Hi, I hate to bring this up, but my husband needs to learn something about social etiquette. I don’t mean just manners; I mean passing air and burping! When we were dating, he had excellent manners, except for the occasional passing of air, which was understandable. Now he doesn’t care where he is… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Enlightenment through Danger

The production of enlightened wisdom is not a matter of putting our names to a simple sign up sheet.  The methods we choose yield results proper to their context.  The devils we dance with, and classes we register in, make us who we are.  To face the unknown and the danger it entails is part… Read more »

Women of Interest—Truus Menger Oversteegen

Truus Menger-Oversteegen was a Dutch painter and sculptor who was honored for her anti-Nazi, Dutch resistance activities (along with her sister Freddie and a third woman, Hannie Schaft) during the Second World War. Oversteegen was born August 29, 1923, in the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands.  She and her younger sister were born to… Read more »