Category Archives: Department Chair

Welcome letter from the Department Chair

Graduation Nears, Seniors Prepared For Challenges Ahead

As we begin to say our goodbyes to the class of 2017 we reflect on their future as Jewell alums.   These students have experienced many things in their four years at Jewell including exciting new opportunities, developing a new community … Continue reading

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Time Of Year For Reflection And Flourshing

This time of year seems to bring with it the drive to operate at an unsustainably fast pace. With year-ends, gift buying and holiday parties it is hard to take time to pause, reflect and enjoy the moment. Webster defines … Continue reading

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Election Season – A Time For Critical Thinking

Each fall on the hill brings about new learning, beautiful sceneries, football and signs of winter. Every four years there is a slightly heightened energy on campus as we engage political discussions and prepare for changes in our nation. This … Continue reading

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Sharing Optimism

Self described Optimist, Simon Sinek, states that “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” This spring as I watched the 2016 graduates walk across the stage into … Continue reading

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Congratulations To Our Seniors and Farewell To Professor Liz Hoyt

The spring semester on the hill is always a time of looking back and reflecting on the accomplishments of our seniors with excitement. But is also allows us to look forward with anticipation of the many things our students, soon … Continue reading

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A Time For Reflection and Hope

The holiday season is often one in which we take time to pause and reflect on the joys and challenges of the past year. As our world is focusing on so many narratives with difficult social, political, religious and economic … Continue reading

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A Passion To Flourish

One of my favorite moments of the past year was driving down Troost and seeing the tulips that were planted to signify community involvement and commitment to developing and making their space better. I am sure it is a partly … Continue reading

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