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Appreciating The Simple Moments More Than Onslaught Of Technology, Leandra Preston-Sidler Jun 2014

Appreciating The Simple Moments More Than Onslaught Of Technology, Leandra Preston-Sidler

UCF Forum

I admit it. I’m addicted.


Is Today’S Young Music Too Obscene? (Or Has My Perspective Changed?), Tom Cavanagh Mar 2014

Is Today’S Young Music Too Obscene? (Or Has My Perspective Changed?), Tom Cavanagh

UCF Forum

I know how I am going to sound. Really, I do. And I hate it. When I was younger, I always vowed that when I reached my current age (mid-40s), I would never be that guy. But I must face the fact that I am indeed turning into that guy.


Lessons Learned From Archery: How To Focus And Hit The Bull’S-Eye In Life, Bob Porter Feb 2014

Lessons Learned From Archery: How To Focus And Hit The Bull’S-Eye In Life, Bob Porter

UCF Forum

My grandfather started teaching me how to use a bow and arrow when I was about 6 years old. He taught me using a longbow made out of yew, which is a very specific type of wood used to make these bows.


'To Change Is To Learn And To Learn Is To Change', Bob Porter Dec 2013

'To Change Is To Learn And To Learn Is To Change', Bob Porter

UCF Forum

“To change is to learn and to learn is to change.” That was often the advice given to me by my mentor in life, Lew Treen, a war veteran, semi-pro baseball player, high school principal and coach.


Unfortunately, 'A Little Birdie Told Me...' Seems To Be Trend Of Online 'Journalists', Tom Cavanagh Oct 2013

Unfortunately, 'A Little Birdie Told Me...' Seems To Be Trend Of Online 'Journalists', Tom Cavanagh

UCF Forum

Most of us have heard the expression “A little birdie told me…”


Run Toward Your Next Job, Not Away From Current One, Bob Porter Oct 2013

Run Toward Your Next Job, Not Away From Current One, Bob Porter

UCF Forum

If you are considering a job change or are looking for your first job, how do you know what direction to take?


Finding The Sweet Spot In Your Life Can Be More Than Just A Dream, Bob Porter Jul 2013

Finding The Sweet Spot In Your Life Can Be More Than Just A Dream, Bob Porter

UCF Forum

When I was a small child, I had a recurring dream that I ran and jumped out of my second-story bedroom window and began to fly. I would fly around the neighborhood to see my friends and help people, and I had a lot of fun doing it. I can’t exactly recall how I learned to fly, but it was instinctive, and I just inherently knew it was a gift. I can still remember how my stomach would get jittery in the moments right before I took the jump in order to fly.


We Must All Work To Solve Childhood Obesity, Lisa Barkley Jun 2013

We Must All Work To Solve Childhood Obesity, Lisa Barkley

UCF Forum

Obesity is a global epidemic. It is particularly affecting our children and adolescents. This new phenomenon of having a chronic medical condition affecting such a large proportion of those under 18 years old is unprecedented.


Time For Today's Lesson: Learn How To Ask Questions, Seek Answers, Richard C. Crepeau May 2013

Time For Today's Lesson: Learn How To Ask Questions, Seek Answers, Richard C. Crepeau

UCF Forum

Time is a construct. There really is no such thing as absolute time. It is measured in a variety of ways and perceived in a multitude of ways. Is it relative? And if so, relative to what?


Our Diversity Is What Will Drive New Levels Of Excellence, Lisa Barkley Apr 2013

Our Diversity Is What Will Drive New Levels Of Excellence, Lisa Barkley

UCF Forum

Diversity has changed and the face of America has changed. As a nation, we have to come to grips with the reality that our melting pot has never had so many ingredients mixed in – and we are never going back to what it used to be.


Together, Science And Art Can Provide Answers In Search For Truth, Carla Poindexter Mar 2013

Together, Science And Art Can Provide Answers In Search For Truth, Carla Poindexter

UCF Forum

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of UCF this year, we are reminded that the core benefit of an upper-level education is the opportunity to pursue and obtain insight and knowledge over blindness and ignorance.


Young Athletes Must Learn To Balance Health, Challenges, Lisa Barkley Feb 2013

Young Athletes Must Learn To Balance Health, Challenges, Lisa Barkley

UCF Forum

We all want sports heroes and we all want to win – but that desire comes with a price. Just as there will always be winners in sports, there will always be injuries and losers. Often the lines are blurred between what is in the best interest of an athlete’s health and well-being and what it takes to win.


Today's College Degree Should Be As Accessible As A High School Diploma, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2013

Today's College Degree Should Be As Accessible As A High School Diploma, Richard C. Crepeau

UCF Forum

In his recent State of the Union message, President Obama mentioned the high cost of higher education. This is an issue that he raised a year ago at the same venue, and one that the vice president has been spearheading. For those of us who have been on a college campus for quite some time it is an issue of growing significance.


In Attempt To Quell Violence, Don't Publicly Identify 'Mentally Disturbed', Carla Poindexter Jan 2013

In Attempt To Quell Violence, Don't Publicly Identify 'Mentally Disturbed', Carla Poindexter

UCF Forum

I am certainly not in a position to judge whether a student appears mentally disturbed or unstable in the sense that he or she might be a threat to society or to themselves. However, as a university-level educator who spends most of my working hours with young people in their late teens and early 20s, I have witnessed and experienced situations that were a cause for concern in which I felt compelled to act, intervene or respond in ways that we, as research professors, are often not trained to do. Although most of these situations have been resolved with a ...


The 'Art' Of Medicine: Building A Caring Relationship With Clients, Lisa Barkley Dec 2012

The 'Art' Of Medicine: Building A Caring Relationship With Clients, Lisa Barkley

UCF Forum

On the first day of school each year at the UCF College of Medicine, Dean Deborah German asks our incoming class of students what they think makes a “good doctor.”


Humanities, Sciences Must Be United -- For Our Collective Success, Carla Poindexter Nov 2012

Humanities, Sciences Must Be United -- For Our Collective Success, Carla Poindexter

UCF Forum

When Pablo Picasso presented his first cubist paintings to the world, even most educated people thought them hideous and irrational, yet his peers saw them to be ingenious.


Much Has Improved In 50 Years, But Early Ucf Had Own Charm, Richard C. Crepeau Oct 2012

Much Has Improved In 50 Years, But Early Ucf Had Own Charm, Richard C. Crepeau

UCF Forum

The University of Central Florida is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013, and much will be said and written about the transformation of the university from a small campus to one of the largest universities in the United States.


Can We Own Art? Or Just Be Its Legal Guardian?, Carla Poindexter Sep 2012

Can We Own Art? Or Just Be Its Legal Guardian?, Carla Poindexter

UCF Forum

How can we effectively teach students to be professional artists at a time when some of society’s economic values are so unrealistic? It is true the high-end art market is thriving, but the contemporary art community is arguing whether such outrageous public auctions and private sales are good or bad for art.


New Calendar Would Improve Educational Climate In Classrooms, Richard C. Crepeau Aug 2012

New Calendar Would Improve Educational Climate In Classrooms, Richard C. Crepeau

UCF Forum

Growing up in Minnesota, I thought it was sensible to be in school while the frigid winters took their toll on outdoor life. Now in Florida, it would make the same kind of sense to be in school while the broiling summers take their toll on those brave enough to venture out into the heat, humidity, and the capricious lighting strikes so familiar to us all.


Court-Upheld Health Coverage Is Necessity For Young Patients, Lisa Barkley Aug 2012

Court-Upheld Health Coverage Is Necessity For Young Patients, Lisa Barkley

UCF Forum

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding health care coverage established in the Affordable Care Act caused me to reflect on the impact this law has on the patients I serve.


Art Is Always A Series Of Questions To Contemplate, Not Solve, Carla Poindexter Jul 2012

Art Is Always A Series Of Questions To Contemplate, Not Solve, Carla Poindexter

UCF Forum

Why do people value a painting or drawing? An elementary-school student I know recently answered: “Because when we look at art we can see how the artist felt about things.”