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Posted by Dr. Scott Marshall on January 12, 2018

Welcome to 2018.  A new year.  Markers of change like this often come with a balance of hope and dread: some hopes turn in to reality, but many of them don’t turn out quite the way we imagined; on the “dread” side, most of what we worry about never actually happens.  There has been a mixture of h

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on January 2, 2018

First of all, please join me in congratulating Don Burke on another great Spirit of Christmas season. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on December 8, 2017

Last Saturday night, four of my former University of St. Francis video students won Emmys at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chicago/Midwest Chapter event!

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on December 5, 2017

Sometimes I wonder what my students are thinking. Even though I’ve been a student myself, for the past 5 years, I am a different kind of student. An entirely different animal, if you will. A returning, adult student definitely has dissimilar priorities.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on November 21, 2017

High School seniors and parents of high school seniors are in that in-between time: where early admission letters have been sent out but regular admission letters haven’t. While you wait, here are two things to think about when making that college decision.

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Posted by Mr. Anthony Musiala on November 17, 2017

The second semester is just around the corner, and for some CMMA students that means it’s time to intern. 

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Posted by Dr. Scott Marshall on November 6, 2017

It’s that time of year: in this corner of the world, northern Illinois in the United States in the northern half of the Western hemisphere, it is a time to pause.  Halloween is over and Thanksgiving is still far off.  Summer is surely gone and the holiday season is not yet upon us.  There is no s

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on October 31, 2017
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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on October 27, 2017

 

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on October 27, 2017

 

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on October 5, 2017

Regular readers of this blog (all 2 of you) know that I sometimes poke fun at the world in general and my colleagues in particular. This time, I have nothing but praise for my colleague – wait for it – DOCTOR Terre Layng Rosner.

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Posted by Mr. Anthony Musiala on September 23, 2017

 

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on September 6, 2017

Here we go again, 39 years YIKES!

I can’t believe that the fall 2017 semester is upon us.  When I began my career at St. Francis I was only 26 years old.  Now, I’m starting my 39th year at the University.

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on August 28, 2017

I was amused to hear that the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight now has conspiracy theories that the “fix” was in. It was touted as "The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History". Imagine my distress at hearing this disturbing news (insert lots of sarcasm here). Really?

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on August 23, 2017

I have two kids in my freshman Foundations 1 class who are from England. Last Friday, while we were all out on a service project, I met some other freshman students from Spain and Australia. Two other students, from Spain and Australia, are CMMA majors.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on August 3, 2017

There is a saying, attributed to Confucius, “May you live in interesting times.” It’s not meant as a blessing but more of a curse. We are living in interesting times, aren’t we?

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on July 11, 2017

We’re about 2/3rds finished with summer break and I thought I’d catch you up on things that have happened around the CMMA department.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on May 23, 2017

If you graduated from the University of St. Francis before 2016, you may never have set foot on the St. Clare campus.

If you graduated before 2014, you have no idea that the Plaster Center has nothing to do with plastering or getting plastered.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on April 27, 2017

No, it isn’t what you think. It’s a new-ish term for something that many college seniors are dreading at this time of year. It means having to put on your big boy/big girl pants and doing all the stuff that adults do.

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on April 18, 2017

Back in my college days, I sang and played guitar in the local pubs for some pocket money.  I really enjoyed performing every weekend.  Unfortunately, I quit playing for close to forty years.  Recently, I picked up the guitar and have been practicing for the last two years.  However, I only play

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