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Classics and Students Are Sources of Holiday Inspiration

About a year ago a friend and I decided to read the top 100 novels of all time and we chose to use the list put out by Time magazine. I have about 10 to go before I accomplish the … Continue reading

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WJC Inaugurates New President And Embraces Vibrant Future

In October 2017, Jewell inaugurated the 15th president of William Jewell College, Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls. She joined our campus in the fall of 2016 and has already been moving and shaping our campus to a greater future. We also … Continue reading

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Dr. Jean Hawkins, Beloved Teacher And Colleague

This month we said goodbye to Dr. Jean Hawkins as she passed away from cancer. Jean taught accounting for almost 40 years and was a beloved member of our department. Jean’s passion was teaching and this was evidenced by the … Continue reading

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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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