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Welcome letter from the Department Chair

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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Class of 2015 Embarks On Impacting Our World

Throughout the writings of Augustine he argues that we are story-shaped people, stretched between what we should be and will be. As the graduating class of 2015 steps away from being taught into doing what they have been taught Augustine’s … Continue reading

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Dr. Hawkins, We Will Miss You!

After more than 30 years of dedicated service to William Jewell Dr. Jean Hawkins is retiring at the end of this semester. I consider Jean to be a valued colleague and friend and although I am very happy that she … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our December Graduates

This has proven to be another exciting fall on the Hill.  We were very excited to host MBA students from China who helped us gain a better understanding of the vastness and smallness of the global community in which we live.  … Continue reading

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