125 Years and Counting

After 125 years of students and faculty taking care of those around them, putting their stamp on the world and building a safe environment for others to learn, live and love in- Central Michigan University is a campus where everyone has an opportunity to do and become whatever they long to. The class of 2021 is the 125th class to come to CMU in the fall of 2017, ready to begin their journey as Chippewa family members, the members of this class need to be aware of everything that the University has to offer them. Continue reading

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Mentor Reflection

In my first year as a college student comes to an end, I am starting to look back at how blessed I truly was this year at CMU. I was blessed with the perfect mentor who truly became my ‘mentor of the year.’ If I hadn’t had Liz Colvin as my mentor, I don’t think it would be as easy for me to be excited to have my own mentee as I am. I am nervous to mess up but if you’re not nervous for something then your heart isn’t in it, and let me tell you this, my heart is in it entirely for my mentee. Continue reading

Pre-Service Trip

When you think of Michigan what places do you think of in a positive way? Mackinac, Frankenmuth, South Haven, maybe the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes? All of these places are places that you automatically think of when you think of the mitten state. For once, I wish people would see the beauty in the city of Detroit that I see daily. Continue reading

It’s Not What You Do, It’s Why You Do It

Simon Sinek is a “visionary thinker with a rare intellect” and is focusing his life on teaching other how to inspire people. In his TED Talk “How great leaders inspire action,” Simon explains the golden circle and explains why people follow certain ideas over others. The process is called the Golden Circle. Continue reading

Is Leadership as Simple as a Yes or No?

After years of exposure, knowledge and growth I have come to a personal conclusion that the concept of “leadership” is not as simple as a ‘yes’or ‘no’ question. We all know of the question, “Are you a leader?” or “Would you consider yourself a leader?” but to be completely honest I don’t think I could answer this question by simply saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.”

-John Wooden

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The Power of Emotional Intelligence

In LDR 100 we were required to generate a presentation on a book that we were assigned, with a group that we were placed in. I was blessed with a great group that worked really well together- Myself, Ellen Wegener, Jazmin Wright-Zornes, Markus Cuevas, Blake Kwiecinski, Emily Oltman, Megan Bird, and Abby Kroczaleski. Continue reading