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Program: Summer Stipends (884 hits)
“NEH encourages submission of Summer Stipends applications from faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment and Tribal Colleges and Universities” On Tuesday, May 18, 2010, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) issued an announcement for funding opportunities. The program, “Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually ...
Posted Sunday, May 23rd 2010 at 6:05PM
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Considering a Masters Degree? Read on! (1621 hits)
Not once but three times this weekend did I review articles - from different sources - suggesting a Masters was all but required in this day and age. With unemployment and underemployment numbers higher than millions care for them to be, this is no time to close ones eyes and throw a dart towards selecting a Masters program. I'm sure you've given plenty of thought to a particular professional role and have done all the research around responsibilities, advancement opportunities, and ea ...
Posted Sunday, May 23rd 2010 at 4:43PM
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Trips are Revealing -- So are Teams (8353 hits)
In business we (all) are part of a team. Education is business. Government is business. Non profit initiatives are business. Franchising is business. In business, the difference in a team’s performance, high performing and reaching extraordinary success lies in establishing mission-orie ...
Posted Sunday, May 16th 2010 at 7:27PM
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Parents - Students - What are your thoughts? (2334 hits)
This video is of the apology associated with an incident that recently took place in a Houston Charter School. Sheri Lynn Davis speaks about an incident caught on video that allegedly shows her beating a student. Video courtesy of: Jason Witmer. 5/14/10. The question is not around who h ...
Posted Sunday, May 16th 2010 at 7:13PM
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"Laguneros" - Spanish for Lakers.....BUT (1343 hits)
....should they take a stand - of some sort - as it relates to playing their upcoming series in Arizona? Remember the NBA is about entertaining the fans and delivering basketball games. Period. (right) Not so fast. The NBA Players Association has already called the recently passed Arizon ...
Posted Sunday, May 16th 2010 at 6:13PM
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Campaign videos like this...well you'll see (737 hits)
I realize that we are at the beginning of a long summer of campaign comments, political positioning and rhetoric as we approach the major elections later in the year. For some that time is now - this Tuesday. Not that I'm a huge fan of politics -- of either party -- I thought I'd share what ...
Posted Sunday, May 16th 2010 at 5:43PM
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Bits and Pieces of Gossip (952 hits)
We try so very hard here at HBCUConnect to keep you intelligently informed. However, we recognize (for some) the need for a bit of gossip in your life. From time to time, we try and honor that thirst, but do such with a twist. We'll give you the headlines....you can go find the story. O ...
Posted Monday, May 10th 2010 at 3:58AM
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Another Icon to be missed...Lena Horne (3721 hits)
On Sunday, according to a CNN online article, singer, dancer and actress Lena Horne died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said. At a time when so many of our young brothers and sisters are struggling to identify a reason, failing to see that they are ...
Posted Monday, May 10th 2010 at 3:31AM
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Higher Banwidth = Higher Buzz (4416 hits)
A professional twist to "sooner than later." Nowadays even the rookie is expected to bring leadership qualities to the team. Many organizations are forgoing the 30-day pass, preferring to identify those capable of hitting the door ramped up and ready. Personally my clients are very deman ...
Posted Saturday, May 8th 2010 at 1:32PM
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Post Racial, Political Satire, Poor Taste (1275 hits)
I'm wondering if you saw the picture last week depicting the maturation of the Obama's into characters from the 1970's sitcom Sanford and Son. Let's just say that many in and out of the media are commenting. To see what the fuss was about, I searched for the Smithtown Messenger website, a s ...
Posted Saturday, May 8th 2010 at 1:15PM
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Affirmative Action and 10 year olds? What! (1351 hits)
Here's the skinny around the article: a field trip is taken by a group of 30 elementary aged students in the Detroit, Michigan area. The students, all African American fifth graders, were selected to be a part of a "motivational experience." According to Public School officials, the trip was ...
Posted Saturday, May 8th 2010 at 11:35AM
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Career Advancement: Getting Beyond the No (2054 hits)
If I were a poet, I would have crafted a slick and instructive metaphor placing you in the value chain of consumption, contribution and preparedness. Instead, just enter this reading as if you are at the top of your game seeking the next challenge. Somehow the promotion went to someone yo ...
Posted Sunday, May 2nd 2010 at 7:01PM
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HBCUConnect Draft Day (1277 hits)
Many agree that more HBCU football stand-outs deserved a nod during the 2010 NFL draft that took place last week. At the very least, a chance at becoming a free agent would have been nice enough. We want to embrace them and show them how much we appreciate them. ...
Posted Sunday, May 2nd 2010 at 5:15PM
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Alabama A&M Grad Students Making Power Moves (1060 hits)
Not everyone agreed with every aspect of the students’ background report, but you must respect their ability to play in the big leagues. Seven grad students from Alabama A&M have set out to be a MAJOR part of the growth and development plan for Arab, Al. That's what some might call a powe ...
Posted Sunday, May 2nd 2010 at 4:56PM
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Hype or are Black men really hurting? Weigh in (6722 hits)
Cruising the internet, preparing for a client meeting, I came across an article that addressed the level of unemployment among black men. Here's the opening text: The level of black unemployment in the U.S. is so bad that the United Nations is launching an investigation. ...
Posted Sunday, May 2nd 2010 at 4:26PM
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Heard that: How Obama most recently addressed Michael Steele (1414 hits)
Over the weekend, President Obama and a host of others attended the White House correspondents dinner in Washington, DC. The event, held at the Washington Hilton Hotel, boasted the attendance of around 3,000 guests to include former Secretary of State Colin Powell ...
Posted Sunday, May 2nd 2010 at 3:05PM
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Thought adjustment (3318 hits)
“Your eyes will adjust to the level of deficiency in your life” - Iyanla Vanzant. I could substitute confidence, efforts, networking, and passion, in place of “life.” Vanzant was suggesting during a live presentation that many have become accusto ...
Posted Monday, April 19th 2010 at 4:21AM
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An Emotional Rollercoaster (3904 hits)
I thought to drop in a quick line for my Academia related audience: [Emotional discrepancies are created when employees’ affect is discrepant from the organizational display rule, thereby motivating them to engage in emotional labor to reduce the ...
Posted Monday, April 12th 2010 at 6:47AM
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The Formula for Stale Sheets - Change for Career Advancement (4806 hits)
The "trick" - for softer sheets - is to use the hottest water, no detergent, lots of fabric softener, and a cup of baking soda during the wash cycle. When they emerge, the sheets are fresh-smelling and "a thousand times softer." Read on to catch my point. ...
Posted Sunday, April 4th 2010 at 2:23PM
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Intervention...we all need it at some point (4161 hits)
To gain a vivid of how powerful professional intervention might be, take Michael Shvo for an example. Shvo is a real estate marketing wunderkid that is cocky and blunt (Fast Company March 2007). His company is managing 6,335 residential units in 30 ...
Posted Monday, March 29th 2010 at 7:50AM
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Just enough...just in time! (4515 hits)
Having read the title of this piece - I'm sure you would agree that taking that position is plausible in few of today's professions. Keep reading. With unemployment hovering around 10%, do you want to take a chance of finding out if "it was good enough?" ...
Posted Sunday, March 21st 2010 at 9:30PM
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Somehow I want more from my job! (3241 hits)
My response to that phrase/question - is that your job WILL RARELY give you more. Your employer WILL RARELY give you more. I had this conversation with a coaching candidate in Iowa this week. She said,"Torin I can't figure out if I am tired of the ...
Posted Saturday, March 13th 2010 at 7:10AM
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"Slow down son...you killing them with octane......" (3230 hits)
...a line used to make reference to one of the greatest to hold a mic. Not me - him! I in turn use the keyboard as if they were the vocals of a lion.I prefer to shout in terms of positioning oneself to win in this paper chase. The professional paper chase. ...
Posted Friday, March 5th 2010 at 2:54PM
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8000 pounds and running (1833 hits)
Too many candidates are simply going through the motions and are not submitting their candidacy having truly prepared for the engagement. Engagement defined as 1) the tender of a resume and 2) the interview...if they are lucky. Far too many resum ...
Posted Thursday, February 25th 2010 at 6:59PM
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Play Your Position (2159 hits)
Now that we've made it past the Super Bowl commercials, game, and hype, New Orleans will reign Super Bowl Champion for the year to come. A few months off, and players will soon begin pushing past the pain of practice and preparation by studying game ...
Posted Friday, February 19th 2010 at 8:22AM
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