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    January 2021: Gardner-Webb University Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    President Ronald Reagan signed the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day federal holiday into law in 1983, with its first observation occurring in 1986.  Now celebrated on the third Read More »

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    November 2020: So Much for Which to be Thankful

    Tired of the endless COVID-19 laments?  I am. Done with the divisiveness of a polarized society?  Me, too. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to revive my monthly Read More »

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    July 2020: Revival of the Social Sciences

    In this month’s blog, I’m not going to mention COVID-19, Coronavirus, pandemics, face coverings, vaccines, or even social distancing.  Indulge me…there are other pressing issues. As the infamous year 2020 Read More »

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    June 2020: Strategic Plan for Growth and Excellence

    Colleagues and Friends of Gardner-Webb University, I am pleased to report that on June 18 the University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to endorse GWU 2020-2025:  A Strategic Plan for Growth Read More »

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    May 2020: Future of Higher Ed, Post-COVID

    These days it seems that everyone in our business is prognosticating about the future of higher education.  At the risk of piling on, I am going to use my monthly Read More »

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    April 2020: GWU’s Healthcare Heroes

    Heroes. In the best of times, that word gets bandied about casually and is far too often overused. Today, as we inch forward toward what we hope is the end Read More »

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    March 2020: Thriving, Not Just Surviving, In Turbulent Times

    They say that March “comes in like a lion.”  Wow, little did we know a few short weeks ago just how true that old adage would be! This year the Read More »

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    February 2020: Gardner-Webb University Celebrates Black History Month

    Black History Month first gained national traction in 1976, and it has been recognized and celebrated throughout the country ever since.  Here at Gardner-Webb University we, too, join in this Read More »

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    January 2020: High-Impact Learning Opportunities

    For many years, I had a sign in my office that encouraged students to “Go Away!”  My intention was to get young people—many of whom had never left their hometown Read More »

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    December 2019: Christmas Greetings

    Christmas Greetings to our Gardner-Webb Family and Friends! For Christians, Advent is a time of great expectation and preparation. We look forward to trumpeting the nativity of Jesus, and in Read More »

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