Names; Pronunciation, Practice, and Respect

Names; Pronunciation, Practice, and Respect

By Kaelyn Fogelman, Ana Chicas-Mosier, and Autumn Busbee Research suggests that names are often a source of connection to and affection from parental figures and a link to prior generations1. The use of incorrect names or supplementing “westernized” names can illicit...
Checking Credentials

Checking Credentials

By Ana Chicas-Mosier and Kaelyn Fogelman Implicit bias impacts everything we do; our brains are preprogrammed to group people based on socially ingrained tendencies, whether they are accurate or not. Harvard has been conducting a free online survey of implicit biases...
“What?”

“What?”

By Bobby Davis I probably say that word 100 times a day. As a matter of fact, sometimes I say it out of habit even though I hear the person who was talking to me.  It’s my crutch, and people around me who know about my hearing loss abide by constantly repeating...
Chronic illness and academia’s work-life imbalance

Chronic illness and academia’s work-life imbalance

By Kaelyn Fogelman Shortly after starting graduate school in 2017, I started having constant neck and back pain in addition to regular headaches and migraines. The pain got so severe, so quickly, that most days I could get up long enough to go to class but would have...
Being a Muslim in Academia

Being a Muslim in Academia

By Aya S. Hussain and Ana Chicas-Mosier Muslims are people who follow or practice Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion. The derivation of “Muslim” is from the Arabic word meaning “submitter (to God)”. The religious practices of Muslims are...
Holiday and Religious Exemption

Holiday and Religious Exemption

By Ana Chicas-Mosier and Aya S. Hussain In the United States, vacation time is built around Christian holidays and warm weather. Winter Break, every Sunday off, and summer vacation are some of the common holidays in the U.S. However, our peers and colleagues may...
Online programs in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences continue to be a “Best Buy” among science-based programs for out of state students.

Online programs in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences continue to be a “Best Buy” among science-based programs for out of state students.

By Adam McGhee,  Online programs in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences continue to be a “Best Buy” (aub.ie/qum4ec) among science-based programs for out of state students. Low, flat-rate tuition paired with quality instruction, diverse faculty...