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Finding Myself

I have always known that I shared my name with others, so much so that there is regularly a mix up with packages in my local shops. 455 more words

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Award winner tapped mentoring to increase opportunities for minority students

It’s apparent based on her work that Dr. Robin Phelps-Ward, who earned both her graduate and doctoral degrees from Ball State, recognizes the power of mentoring for all students, but particularly the difference it can make it the lives of underrepresented minority students. 249 more words

Ball State University

My tryst with scientific research: Part 2

Pursuing doctoral research with a Montessori going kid is not a joke! And that too, with the standards set by the university, it was going to be still worse. 1,598 more words


Nicknames by the number

This morning’s indoor cycling class at the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA wasn’t all bad — this song was on the instructor’s playlist.

Nicknames here. Get your nicknames here. 382 more words

Health & Wellness


My life is amazing.  I’m under no delusions.  My life has been blessed and privileged beyond measure.  I’ve lived a life filled with blessing after blessing after blessing.   607 more words


New Beginnings

During the first two years of my Ph.D., I have written thousands and thousands of words, but I’ve never used those words to engage with an audience outside academia. 336 more words

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Vijay Iyer, “Human Nature.”

Please spend more time covering tunes that people know—not writing those tunes with titles for Ph.D. dissertations.