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Walking the Walk

As I listened to our colleague Daria Graham defend her 193-page doctoral dissertation this spring, I couldn’t help but sneak a peek every few minutes at her mother, who beamed with pride and love. I felt a wave of emotion, too, a sense of institutional pride as one of our own demonstrated her scholarly excellence and showed what is possible with single-minded focus and determination.

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A Day of Discovery

Is there any other university in the country that has as high a level of participation and engagement on a day reserved for celebration of student research and creative work? As I walked into the RecPlex, I felt such a surge of creative energy as row after row of students mingled around their posters, learning and teaching, engaging and building community.