Open Office with Patty Darling

Our faculty here, the Jazz faculty is
amazing. It’s an honor to be working with them and and getting a chance to share
these new ideas and find ways that we can inspire and help our students really
find their unique path here musically Hi, my name is Patty Darling and I am an
instructor of music here in the Jazz department at Lawrence. Not only do we do composition and piano here but this is also the home of the Fred Sturm of jazz
library. It is an absolute treasure of big band music, small group music that we use for performing and sight reading and score study. This rocket Sturminator
has been here as long as I can remember I think that’s a bottle of coke in the
top. So this right here was the concert we just did this fall which was so cool.
It’s it was a huge collaboration with the Jazz Ensemble and studio Orchestra
and then we brought in faculty from the jazz department and we put together a
110 piece Orchestra jazz orchestra and we fit them on stage
and it was absolutely amazing. Feel free to stop by anytime. See you later!

Open Office with Jesus Smith

If you’re trying to figure out who you
are and kind of something about your own history and your story, in Ethnic
Studies, they get to do that. I think that can be really rewarding. Ethnic Studies is
essentially the study of race and ethnicity in society and how that
impacts like personal identity There’s a thing called coffee with a professor and essentially it’s my student hours where students can come and hang out
with me. We’ll just grab some coffee we’ll sit and talk. Here is a sarape
from my time as Hispanic Latino graduate student president. I always keep that as
kind of a reminder where I’m coming from or where I came from. This group
specifically was looking at a black criminalization or criminalization of
racial and ethnic groups. It gets you to really focus on okay, why do these inequalities exist between racial and ethnic groups. What is influencing how these different
racial and ethnic groups interact? But at the end of the term, the students are always proud of themselves of how much they were able to accomplish in the
course and how much they learn and how much they were able to teach others. Get going I’m just playing, come by any time.

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Faculty Engaged: Susan Maguire

welcome to the first episode of a new multimedia series we are calling faculty engaged as Sunnis urban engaged campus and an anchor institution for our wonderful city Buffalo State College is committed to serving our community and creating unique opportunities for our students to connect to the City of Buffalo and enrich their educational and personal development for our first episode we travel this summer to Old Fort Niagara to visit sue McGuire of anthropology department as she led Buffalo state’s archaeology field school well it’s really great to be out here with you today and find out a bit more about your field school but I realize I’ve really never asked you a little bit about your history and how you got to buckle state and how you got interested in archaeology so could you just kind of give me a little bit of background on on you interesting I came to Buffalo I’m not from Buffalo originally I came to Buffalo for grad school at UB so where you from originally I grew I was born in Brooklyn and I grew up just outside of New York City okay in Rockland County and archaeology has been it’s something that I’ve always loved I always got teased for like spending hours reading National Geographic life is funny so I did my undergrad in political science and then I wound up working in accounting yes I was an accountant in New York City for about eight years so you thought okay I’ll go back and get some graduate degrees right right so I said you know I always really loved archaeology so I would love to try it and I said interesting so it wasn’t precipitated by it like someone you knew that was an archaeologist or or something you read he just said let’s go back to the roof right interesting so I came to UB for grad school and I was doing Maya archaeology so I was traveling a lot to Belize and wonderous area a lot of fun it was amazing those are really amazing sites but then I took a class with Elizabeth Pina and she was a historical archaeologist and I hadn’t really known what that was and she was working here and I came to work with her and I just really fell in love here we’re here here at Fort Niagara okay okay so I took a class with her on historical archaeology during a graduate program yes okay and so and I switched over to historical archaeology and I really loved it I kind of a connection I like having the documents that I can use for my research in addition to the archaeology so it’s a really nice blend of historical research with archaeological research having my research collections here’s is really nice for my students because when you’re working in Mesoamerica Central America you would leave your artifacts there and so it’s much harder to get students to work with you on your research without bringing them there so this is really ideal so it’s really been a journey and that’s what I try to tell my students that you want to have a plan ABC because you don’t know where the road is going to take you and I know sort of the research shows that they’re gonna have many different jobs in their life and so I try to say even more in the future that I’m you know what you’re seeing right now absolutely so you know try and get skills try and build that so that’s really what worked for me and it’s funny people say accounting is different from archaeology but in the documentation and in the precision that’s exactly of it I can see that it’s very similar I wouldn’t have made that connection but now understanding that you have accounting background I can see it yes so when you started teaching talk a little bit about what you taught and what your interest area was and over the last decade I guess yeah how has Lee Bob or how has it changed initially I was a lecturer so mostly intro we were teaching it’s a mixed introduction to archaeology and a biological anthropology class you know more typical lecture kind of class an engine foundation courses in right right so gen ed course attended lots of different major it’s not necessarily student right anything about it anthropology archaeology right yeah but the we’ve sort of stuck with the with those because I really like the energy of the first-year students and you know they’re they’re really amazing as they’re sort of full of potential and like they’re learning so much they spend that first year learning learning and I like to see them mix with each other so students from all sorts of majors all parts of the state and now well since we’ve renovated or revised our 100 class mm-hmm I love teaching that class because the students get together they have to work in groups they have to sort of focus on completing that activity for that class so it’s really really amazing and do you find that that class really sort of piques the interest of students so that they decide to becoming majors yes I think that helps a lot for students to see what what really is going on in terms of research in the field so they’re completing assignments we know where they might have to measure the length of a long bone or look at cranial capacity for early humans and see how does that change over time and so those are some of the projects that I think really are able to bring the students to have them directly engaged with the material and see themselves as scholars and researchers that’s that’s why I love to do teach those kind of classes and with the field school I think that is really the amazing part of field school is that it’s kind of transformational they they come they don’t know what to expect they don’t want to sit on the grass they’re saying there’s bugs here and then suddenly you know they’re involved in an actual project where their measurements are important and they’re measuring measuring you know whatever their documentation their nodes are all really crucial to the research and now they take ownership and they’re collaborating with each other they’re sort of checking on each other and understanding that check in doesn’t mean critiquing but then it’s helping and so it’s a really important professional skill to work together and to make a good product and so those are the kinds of things that we emphasize and you know we try and show them that this is an important skill and so if you want to be a forensic anthropologist and become an expert witness then you know got to be the story right and so architects really are saying to you right so then once they see that that this is a skill then they’re really engaged and so students who didn’t want to do public speaking at the beginning often or saying it’s their favorite part well thank you so much for sharing about how you got to where you are and and the wonderful work that you’re doing with our students today and everything well thanks for talking it’s so great to see ya [Music]

Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games engaged CMU community

What’s your sport? Swimming *cheering* To quote Tim Shriver chairman of Special Olympics these games are more than a sports competition
they are a looking glass an example to everyone around the world how people with intellectual
disabilities can and should be included in all aspects of their communities our athletes
have talents and gifts that should not only be recognized but celebrated in sports but
in all aspects of life our athletes are also coaches mentors advocates spokespeople and
more importantly life long friends so welcome to the games friends good luck athletes Long jump of 58 centimeters Lucas Miller 1 2 3 *cheering*

Engaged Faculty at SLU’s Chaifetz School of Business

The business school is kind of like its
own thing at SLU. It’s small enough to where you can really get to know other
students and then for you to know the professors in the business school. I
wasn’t expecting that, but that was definitely a positive. As I’m progressing
further along class size does really get smaller and smaller. If there’s less
students, there’s more time for questions, personalized but not so small that you
don’t feel like you have opportunities. A lot of faculty are very friendly very
approachable that definitely leads to a support network that is going to help
you get through the harder parts. A lot of these teachers especially with in
entrepreneurship have started their own businesses have sold their own
businesses have been through all of that. Professors are very much interested in what students want hands-on opportunities with they can kind of tell
you what you should be doing or hey you’re really good at this after you
graduate you go somewhere let’s define what that somewhere is in mentorship
and relationship building. A lot of my class is trying to interact with
the community as much as possible. We’ll bring in different speakers that has
allowed me to meet a lot of industry professionals within St. Louis. There’s
always internship opportunities that professors learn about through their
networks and then send it in an e-mail or tell us about it in class. We have
faculty mentors figuring out what you should be doing and what classes you
should be taking and career goals and opportunities and growing a network
of people that are doing what you want to do someday. The ends of an entrepreneur
are being able to cause the change that you want to see in the world is a huge
driving factor at the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship. I’ve participated in
several of their competitions. There is certainly an aspect of just trying to
get you involved. There are around 100 or more
organizations that you can join. I’m involved in our college radio program and
the economics club The pantry was started by two
seniors last semester so if you have an idea and you have a good
argument and that good plan I think you can start whatever you want. All of it
sort of leads to being able to get these experiences and bring them into the real
world. Being one of the students who is always sort of trying to move forward it
definitely is very easy to see the returns.

CMU’s residential college communities engage students inside and outside the classroom

Residential colleges tend to give you a
STEP UP, because it’s focused into the area of study that you want to go into. So since I wanna be in the medical field, that’s why I chose the health
professions residential college. Some of the benefits you gain is, you can get in touch with people who are already in the field. like we talked and had lunch with doctors with also other PA’s and PT’s. You’re able to talk to them about what they did to try and make themselves stand out to get into the college. You also have the fact that you’re surrounded by people who are on the same classes of you, so
you can use them as a tool for like studying and can help push you. We kind of push each other and to you know work toward our goals and it’s fun to compete in classes to see that the better score but at the end of the day we’re all kind of a team and we want everyone to do well. It’s the best decision you could possibly make, you have an astonishing amount of support being
advisers that you have being contact with 24/7. It really puts you in the right place, with the right people, at the right time. When you come to college you’re new to the whole experience and being involved in such a great residential hall with kids that are all focused on doing well and achieving their goals and getting acclimated to campus and all while studying business its a really
great opportunity for any freshman and anyone that wants to do well here at school. Coming in here I seen how interactive
everyone was but like I figured like we’d all be specifically doing our homework
and just focus on school and everything like it wouldn’t it wouldn’t be as happy
as it is now like now like in reality it is fantastic you
are doing your homework but you’re also having fun and you’re doing a lot for
your community and it’s just nothing like I thought. It’s so much better.

Embedded and Connected

It takes what you would learn in the classroom, and distributes that all over the world. It gives you a perspective of what you’re learning. The fact that we’re in a city doesn’t necessarily mean that we are going to be able to comprehend or process all that we experience. You can’t just learn about Russia from course content or videos or talking to people from there. You have to go. We’re out of the bus, we’re in the city, we’re in the shops, we’re actually encouraged to talk to people. This program is tough, and it’s robust. I think it breaks all the molds regarding executive MBA programs. It’s very intense on one front, but I think it’s very very rewarding because you’re spending time with brilliant people with very diverse backgrounds. While you go to several regions, the outtake is very global. So, at no point are you just seeing a country for the sake of looking at that particular country. You’re always looking at the country in the context of other countries, and connecting the dots. One of the things that concerned me, prior to my application to Fuqua, was that I did not want to get into a program that was essentially corporate tourism. Drop you into a new environment, show you some nice sights, and some business buildings, and then go to a classroom, learn the mechanics of whatever the course work is, and then leave. Quite to the contrary of that, we’re not dropped in without specific tools that we’ve been given, frameworks of understanding a new culture, a new business, a new society. The academics are very… very real. [Laughs] The course is very intensive, the residency is very intensive. It requires a lot of preparation. When you come to the program, you should come ready. The faculty is second to none. You’ve got thought leaders in any given industry, the very best, giving you instruction on any given topic. Anything that looks like it may support the academics that we’re engaged in at the time, Duke does a very good job of having our class interact with as many leaders of consequence out in that country that we can get. Guest speakers, I think, really help to connect you to the region. They help ingrain a little bit more in your head why the things that are going on in the region are going on, in terms of business and innovations. You get a very wide spectrum of the types of people you meet, and you’re able to piece different stories together from them. You really get a very nice perspective from them, and I think they put a big effort into coming into the room to try and teach you something and add value, and they always do. You learn it in your classroom, and then you go for a corporate tour, and then you see it right there. The corporate tours in the different residencies really allow us to see firsthand how business is done. They’re the ones where you can actually say, I’m going to go see a business, I’m going to go see what business is like there. They help you see and contextualize even more the business environment that’s going on. The corporate tours were a great complement to the cultural tours. The cultural tours, you understand how a society works, what is the DNA of that society. But the corporate tours allow you to see how that DNA plays out every day in a very practical business environment, which is why we’re in business school. It’s so gratifying to be able to apply every single thing that you’re learning in class in a day to day [setting], where you’re working, but also to your classmates, you help each other. I think the entire curriculum and the sort of model of this program is built around “team.” Teamwork was exceptional. One of the things when you come into a program like this, is that it humbles you, in the sense that you find such an amount of people with the same or higher caliber of what you have, that it makes actually more challenging to work with a team. It is probably the best real life simulation of what you can expect after an MBA. What we did in Dubai, in terms of doing a case study of a local, in fact a big company, and look into their problems, and present to them, was very valuable. The people directly involved came to the group to determine how we would solve their problems, and these problems aren’t just theoretical, they’re real-time, real-world problems. So the case was presented, and the class given the opportunity to compete for what would be deemed as the best answer. Here is a problem. You have two days. Now, we want that you come up with your proposals. This experience was one of the most valuable of the residencies, because we knew that it is not just in a case which was 15 years ago, it’s a real-time problem. Having the management coming and talking to us, and giving us a perspective, and coaching us through the process, and then having the opportunity to present our perspective, was a great experience. How often does one get an opportunity to have questions fired at them, in a safe academic environment, by people who are Fortune 500 executives, Global 1000 executives, high ranking executives? That’s an experience that you don’t get every day. The Culture Dash is a little bit challenging in the beginning, for us to adapt, because that’s going out of our comfort zone, to talk with the people on the street, and ask them questions especially with some areas that you have language barriers. The Culture Dash is when you hit the ground running with your team, and you set out to see what a culture is really about, what the people that you meet on the streets, you interview them and you try to see, do they really care about family first? Do they really save for the future? You actually get a chance to speak to these people, and see what and how they think. It was a really interesting exercise, because it not only caused us to extend ourselves, but I think it caused us to start thinking about, culturally, what does it mean, actually, to interact with somebody? It’s a good way to kind of bridge your education that you’re getting in that area, to actually go out and see something that’s actually happening there instead of just having class in the region, this allows you to go out there and experience more of the culture, understand more what’s going on. The Culture Dashes became my favorite part of the program. They are the things I think embedded us in the region the most, because you’re just walking around, looking at all the sights, really getting into the city that you’re in, and you’re just talking to random people. You’re talking to cab drivers, you’re talking to a little old lady coming out of a library. That’s not just you observing, now you’re actively listening, and you’re actively learning from these people. You bring your questions to the table that you think are relevant, and they may say, “No, we need to go on this entire path, this is what’s important.” So it is definitely a more social take. Without that, you don’t get the context that you need to understand some of the things you’re learning in the classroom. When you are there in the country, you speak to people. That’s one of the first touch points. You see how the entire system works, that’s the second touch point. Then you speak to business leaders, that’s your third touch point. And I think those touch points help you draw your own perspectives. It gives you a perspective of the world. Not just the areas that you visit, but your classmates give you a perspective, too. I am more capable, I am more confident in my abilities, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what else is there, and working with my classmates, working with my colleagues to build and create a better world. You can be in Durham and you can study China, and you can study Dubai, and you can study Delhi. When you go there, it’s so much richer, and I think it connects so much better, and it embeds itself in your brain better. It’s really the combination of the academics and the integration into the local culture and society, and seeing things from their angle, and again, through their filters as well, that makes that difference. You step away and you feel like you have a perspective of what’s happening on a global level, and it’s not just lip service. You’re actually experiencing what it feels like to work in the West, in the East, in the Middle East, and I think everyone of us walks away feeling much more globally enriched. It made me into a better person, and it’s given me a world class education with world class educators. For me, the people in this program, this was the first time where I feel like I just completely fit in. I’ve made some of my closest friends on the planet, who I know will be with me for the rest of my life. I see people differently. Not only do I feel that I understand my classmates and their background, but I also feel that I understand more the culture. My daughter explained my change far more better. She just said, “You listen to me more now.” So I think that’s the key.

CMU students help Spectrum Health Innovations bring product to life

It started out with ENT 492, which is a capstone
class of the Entreapreaneurship major. Spectrum came in for start up on New Venture Competition,
they presented their idea, and they selected me as one of the people in the class to take
on the project. Relationship that we have with Spectrum is, they created a prototype
for us, they gave us this idea, and they wanted to see it commercialized. So they wanted to
have students take it and create a business out of the product idea that they had, and
so that’s where we took it. We have been using garments and compression garments in particular for years in therapy, for probably about 10 or 15 years now. And they help improve a child’s ability to know where they’re at in space, and they help improve their muscle activation
hopefully. A lot of the running clothes out there are now starting to build in stays in
different places to help your body move better, and just different fabrics to help things
move better, and I thought, we could transfer this idea from running, into kids with neuromuscular
disorders, and make these garments compression, and have the kind of alignment that we want
in them, and see if that helps them move better. Part of what we want to do is take ideas and
move them to reality. Personally speaking, our expertise with Spectrum Health is connecting
with our clinicians, and finding those problems, working on opportunity identification. But
really in our roles I won’t be the one personally, my teammates won’t be the ones personally
to start that company, knock on doors, drive sales, find who’s gonna manufacture. All those
sorts of things, we need those partnerships with motivated students or other entrepreneurs
that say, you know what, I think there’s an opportunity here. I want to raise my hand
and go and do that. We’re all about making that really easy and being good to work with
as far as, if there’s a technology here we developed, you think there’s potential, go
forth, do great things, be successful. We’re behind you 100 percent.