Monthly Archives July 2014

How do you do it? by Gioconda Guerra Pérez

twinsBorn and raised in Panama. She received a M.A in Sociology and Communication and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development both from the University of Louisville. She attended Universidad de Panamá, Panama where she studied Journalism. Gioconda is currently the Director of La Casa Cultural Latina at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Before joining UIUC, she served as visiting assistant professor at Indiana University Southeast (IUS), School of Education and as Socio-Cultural specialist for the New Neighbors Center at IUS. She has taught courses on Multicultural Education, Current Social Issues in Education, and Intercultural Relations. Gio has also developed curricula for K-12 schools to work with Latino families and English Language Learners (ELL)...

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My kingdom for a good night’s sleep. By Dr. Carolyn Golz


Dr. Carolyn Golz is a College Administrative Officer for Cowell & Stevenson Colleges at UC Santa Cruz. Carolyn loves her dogs, her bike,  and her new life in California. She can be found on twitter at: @CarolynGolz


When editing a friend’s blog post about wellness last year, I suggested that she

strike a statement that said something along the lines of “healthy people do not need

to nap in the middle of the day”. I told her that this statement might offend some and

that I considered myself a healthy person, yet I would LOVE to take a nap every day.

I am perpetually tired. I go to bed by 9:30 each night and have difficulty waking up

when my alarm goes off at 6:45 each morning...

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The Will to Persist by Dr. Tiffany Davis

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Dr. Tiffany Davis is a Teaching Assistant Professor and Higher Education Master’s Program Coordinator in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education at North Carolina State University. Tiffany is passionate about all aspects of professional supervision as well as preparing the next generation of Student Affairs Professionals. 


Last year, I thought up a running challenge. I would participate in one 5k race per month with the goal to make the 12th race the Disney Princess race in Orlando, FL. Now there are a couple of things about this challenge. 1. I don’t run. 2. I don’t like to run. 3. I don’t run. So you can see the problem already...

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