Fly on the Wall—Out to Lunch with Munch

Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream (1893) is paradigmatic of the sudden piercing realization that something is askew in one’s life.  Maybe we feel like we don’t belong where we are or that the world is all wrong.  Perhaps the painting represents a visual answer to Hamlet’s famous line: “the time is out of joint” (Shakespeare). … Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Top Five Authentic Mexican Dishes

A month ago, I had the chance to spend a weekend in San Diego, home to some of the most authentic Mexican cuisines in the United States.  My limited knowledge of Mexican cuisine led me to believe that local Mexican restaurants and fast food chains had grasped the Latin American flavors correctly.  However, after snacking… Read more »

The Study Dude—Reaching A-Potential

I can tell you right now, you have an A-student in you.  You have even a PhD student in you.  Or so says Dr. George Kyei.  “Once in college, you have the ability to make all A’s with a bit of hard work and guidance on how to study more effectively” (12%). Let the past… Read more »

Course Exam—COMM 277 (Group Communication)

COMM 277 (Group Communication) is a three-credit introductory Business and Administrative Studies course that focuses on building stronger group interpersonal communications skills by observing teams and groups at work.  It challenges students to think critically about group communication problems and their effects, as well as the effectiveness of the course of action you choose to… Read more »

Dear Barb—New Year’s Reception

Dear Barb: Happy New Year Barb! I have a dilemma, a family member I rarely see is getting married this summer and I received an invitation to the wedding.  I was surprised to receive this since we rarely see each other or communicate.  My wife and I don’t want to attend, but on the other… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 228 (Introduction to Human Development)

PSYC 228 (Introduction to Human Development) is a three-credit introductory psychology course that has students studying the basic concepts and mechanisms inherent in the process of human development from birth to old age, with an emphasis on the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes associated with each life stage. PSYC 228 has two precluded courses, which… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Entitlement Through the Ages

‘Entitlement: Old as the Hills’ etc Nobody wants to be called entitled, even if it’s true.  As university students we’re at risk of becoming branded with this pejorative term regardless of our age; protesting our innocence may seem of no avail.  After all, only an entitled person would complain that the label was unfair!  And… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Easy Honey Roasted Duck

As the days are becoming cooler and roasted foods take over the dinner menu, I decided to try my hand at roasting. To make things more complex, I opted to roast a whole duck. Initially, I was concerned with my lack of experience in the kitchen to attempt such a feat. Unlike chicken, duck protein… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Difficulty with Divorce

Dear Barb: I want a divorce, but my husband doesn’t and I don’t know what to do!  We have been married for seven years and have two beautiful children.  I just don’t feel the love for my husband any longer.  We have been growing apart and rarely do anything together.  We are almost like a… Read more »