Persistence: Evelyn Butts and the African American Quest for Full Citizenship and Self-Determination
Kenneth Cooper Alexander
Persistence tells the deep, rich story of Evelyn Thomas Butts (1924-1993), an African American civil rights crusader in Norfolk, Virginia, whose nontraditional leadership and creative initiatives remain as models for political, community, and social change.
A courageous, low-income seamstress, Mrs. Butts is best-known for her 1963 lawsuit that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1966 ruling to ban poll taxes from state and local elections. However, author Dr. Kenneth Cooper Alexander, shows that Butts’ legacy from her grassroots heyday is also built on what she did following her court victory to help African Americans and poor Whites more fully participate in the political accountability of her community.
After knocking out the poll tax, Mrs. Butts began knocking on doors, relentlessly encouraging voter participation to help marginalized citizens stay connected with the national Civil Rights Movement. These efforts relied heavily on many unsung grassroots leaders-especially women-to overthrow America’s Jim Crow system of segregation and suppression.
Standing amid the continuum of Black resistance leaders questing for freedom, civil rights, equality, justice, dignity, and self-determination, Mrs. Butts helped reshape the politics of Norfolk, a feat that continues to reverberate today.
Moudy E. Elbayadi
The cybersecurity industry has seen an investment of over $45 billion in the past 15 years. Hundreds of thousands of jobs in the field remain unfilled amid breach after breach, and the problem has come to a head. It is time for everyone―not just techies―to become informed and empowered on the subject of cybersecurity.
In engaging and exciting fashion, Big Breaches covers some of the largest security breaches and the technical topics behind them such as phishing, malware, third-party compromise, software vulnerabilities, unencrypted data, and more. Cybersecurity affects daily life for all of us, and the area has never been more accessible than with this book.
You will obtain a confident grasp on industry insider knowledge such as effective prevention and detection countermeasures, the meta-level causes of breaches, the seven crucial habits for optimal security in your organization, and much more. These valuable lessons are applied to real-world cases, helping you deduce just how high-profile mega-breaches at Target, JPMorgan Chase, Equifax, Marriott, and more were able to occur.
Whether you are seeking to implement a stronger foundation of cybersecurity within your organization or you are an individual who wants to learn the basics, Big Breaches ensures that everybody comes away with essential knowledge to move forward successfully. Arm yourself with this book’s expert insights and be prepared for the future of cybersecurity.
"The Power of Culture in City Planning focuses on human diversity, strengths, needs, and ways of living together in geographic communities. The book turns attention to the anthropological definition of culture, encouraging planners in both urban and cultural planning to focus on characteristics of humanity in all their variety. It calls for a paradigm shift, re-positioning city planners' "base maps" to start with a richer understanding of human cultures. Borrup argues for cultural master plans in parallel to transportation, housing, parks, and other specialized plans, while also changing the approach of city comprehensive planning to put people or "users" first rather than land "uses" as does the dominant practice. Cultural plans as currently conceived are not sufficient to help cities keep pace with dizzying impacts of globalization, immigration, and rapidly changing cultural interests. Cultural planners need to up their game and enriching their own and city planners' cultural competencies is only one step. Both planning practices have much to learn from one another and already overlap in more ways than most recognize. This book highlights some of the strengths of the lesser-known practice of cultural planning to help forge greater understanding and collaboration between the two practices, empowering city planners with new tools to bring about more equitable communities. This will be an important resource for students, teachers, and practitioners of city and cultural planning, as well as municipal policy makers of all stripes"-- Provided by publisher.
The Cost of Freedom: Voicing a Movement after Kent State 1970 is a multi-genre collection describing the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University, the aftermath, and the impact on wider calls for peace and justice. Fifty years after the National Guard killed four unarmed students, Susan J. Erenrich has gathered moving stories of violence, peace, and reflection, demonstrating the continued resonance of the events and the need for sustained discussion. This anthology includes personal narratives, photographs, songs, poetry, and testimonies—some written by eyewitnesses to the day of the shootings—as well as speeches from recent commemoration events and items related to the designation of the site on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. Erenrich, who came to Kent State in 1975 as a college freshman, became a member of the May 4 Task Force, a student organization that continues to the present as an organizing group for marking the anniversary each year. Her involvement with the task force led her to make the many connections with writers, artists, and memory-keepers that have built this collection of primary source material. While a number of books and articles over the years have treated the Kent State shootings and aftermath, this collection is unique in its focus on justice issues and its call for the future. The movement to seek justice, as Erenrich notes, is an ongoing one. These voices call to us to continue to move forward even as we learn from the past.
Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education: : Building Relationships Across Cultural and Institutional Lines
Kara Josephine Malenfant
Internationalization continues to gain traction among US colleges and universities as overseas branch campuses now dot the globe alongside an established and growing group of independent American-modeled institutions of higher education, some founded as early as the 19th century. As higher education and the academic library environment evolves, librarians at many of these independent institutions are identifying priorities that include not only collaborating with educational stakeholders, enhancing teaching and learning, and connecting to the institution's mission, but also positioning themselves as active and creative partners in increasingly digital learning and scholarship. An international environment is both a challenge and an opportunity for these priorities. Library Partnerships in International Liberal Arts Education explores these challenges and opportunities through perspectives that are inherently international and intercultural because of the authors' own backgrounds, and in particular because of their institutional environments. The authors are librarians, faculty, and technologists at institutions that belong to the AMICAL Consortium, a consortium of American-modeled international liberal arts institutions working together on common goals for libraries, technology, and learning. The chapters describe library-anchored collaborations that demonstrate struggles, but also successes and rich possibilities, in these thoroughly international--and increasingly digital--liberal arts institutions. They provide cumulative knowledge, reference points, and aspirational targets for planning future library-related collaborations in similar environments. While a fascinating look at new collaborative roles and digitally focused priority areas for academic librarians as they are being addressed within AMICAL's membership, the compelling ideas arising from these intercultural contexts have broad application and introduce opportunities to engage in international collaboration with the members of this unique consortium.
Juan Francisco Suarez
A collection of engaging real-life stories about leading change in a complex world that can be used as a practical everyday leadership guide.
Scott J. Allen
Discovering Leadership: Designing Your Success provides a practical, engaging foundation and easy-to-understand framework for individuals to purposefully design leadership. This action-oriented text starts with the self and helps students understand their individual strengths, styles, and skills with numerous reflection opportunities. Next, the text explores the relational aspects of leadership and best practices for motivating and inspiring followers. Finally, the text concludes by examining how leaders can transform their communities and create lasting, positive change. Practical applications and activities in each chapter help students develop their confidence, optimism, resiliency, and engagement. Regardless of your students’ background or major, they will gain the knowledge and skills they need to become thoughtful, impactful leaders.
Wayne R. Curtis
Our global economy is going through a major transformation, from an industrial economy, to a knowledge economy, rendering knowledge a primary factor in production. In this practical, real-world focused book, expert authors Bill LaFayette, Wayne Curtis, Denise Bedford and Seema Iyer come together to define and discuss knowledge work. A common misconception claims that knowledge work is limited to high-skill and technology occupations. The truth is that this growing field applies across all aspects of the economy, which has critical implications on not only macro-, but also micro-levels. As the nature of work is changing, the functions of managing work must also change, as well as our approaches to education and educational organizations. Through a thorough exploration of the functions and structures required to adapt to this change, as well as a close examination of the geography of knowledge, this first book in the Working Methods for Knowledge Management series helps leaders leverage knowledge to better serve their communities, workplaces, and organizations. This practical book serves as a guide for corporate leaders and managers, knowledge managers, workforce professionals, policy makers, labor economists, human capital researchers, and educators. It helps diverse audiences understand the implications of this transformation and helps them navigate this new economy.
Jennifer J. Hunter
Taro does not know how to provide for his family after the death of his father, but he knows he cannot be something he is not. His journey to find his purpose in life starts with a lie and ends with a choice. A choice to move beyond the lie his sister and he are telling their mother in order to pursue something beyond what culture and his family expect of him.
Taro's mother is devastated when she realizes what Taro has chosen to do, and draws a line in the sand. But he turns away and leaves the family to find his true meaning in life. Instantly banished from home with no hope of returning, Taro gambles with an unknown outcome as he undergoes one of the most difficult training systems ever created. Zen!
Harriet L. Schwartz
At a time when many aspects of the faculty role are in question, Harriet Schwartz, the author of Connected Teaching, argues that the role of teachers is as important as ever and is evolving profoundly. She believes the relationships faculty have with individual students and with classes and cohorts are the essential driver of teaching and learning.
This book explores teaching as a relational practice – a practice wherein connection and disconnection with students, power, identity, and emotion shape the teaching and learning endeavor. The author describes moments of energetic deep learning and what makes these powerful moments happen. She calls on readers to be open to and seek relationship, understand their own socio-cultural identity (and how this shapes internal experience and the ways in which they are met in the world), and vigilantly explore and recognize emotion in the teaching endeavor.
Connected Teaching is informed and inspired by Relational Cultural Theory (RCT). The premise of RCT is that the experience of engaging in growth-fostering interactions and relationships is essential to human development. RCT’s founding scholars believed the theory would be relevant in many different settings, but this is the first book to apply them to teaching and learning in higher education. In this book, the author shows that RCT has much to offer those devoted to student learning and development, providing a foundation from which to understand the transformative potential of teaching as a relational practice.
Janet Dewart Bell
During the Civil Rights Movement, African American women did not stand on ceremony; they simply did the work that needed to be done. Yet despite their significant contributions at all levels of the movement, they remain mostly invisible to the larger public. Beyond Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King, most Americans would be hard-pressed to name other leaders at the community, local, and national levels.
In Lighting the Fires of Freedom Janet Dewart Bell shines a light on women’s all-too-often overlooked achievements in the Movement. Through wide-ranging conversations with nine women, several now in their nineties with decades of untold stories, we hear what ignited and fueled their activism, as Bell vividly captures their inspiring voices. Lighting the Fires of Freedom offers these deeply personal and intimate accounts of extraordinary struggles for justice that resulted in profound social change, stories that are vital and relevant today.
A vital document for understanding the Civil Rights Movement, Lighting the Fires of Freedom is an enduring testament to the vitality of women’s leadership during one of the most dramatic periods of American history.
Kara Josephine Malenfant
The Association of College and Research Libraries's; (ACRL) Assessment in Action (AiA) was a multiyear professional development program that ran from 2013 to 2016, funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. A central part of the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries initiative, it engaged more than 200 higher education institutions, generating evidence of library impact and advancing library leadership and evidence-based advocacy. This publication provides, in a single and comprehensive work, the story of AiA the context surrounding its development, findings of the team-based assessment projects, insights about the program results, reflections about its impact, and recommendations for future directions.
Cynthia Ann McKinney
Donald Trump’s purported reference to “Sh*thole Countries” has captured the (outraged) attention of the global community. And while there is some dispute as to whether or not the President uttered those exact words, what is not disputed is that the US President derided certain countries while discussing US immigration policy reform, suggesting that the US should have more immigrants from countries like Norway. How the US Creates Sh*thole Countries seizes this unique moment of global focus on the world’s most suffering countries to address some causative factors, and the extent to which their lamentable state is not of their doing. It questions the legitimacy, means and ends of US interventions in their domestic affairs in pursuit of its “interests”, which the US then regards as matters of national security. And from there it proceeds to other questions:Why and how does a country become a US target? What socio-economic, political and military policies—overt and covert—does the US undertake to bring the victim country into line? What are the results for the targeted countries? For US citizens, who have little idea what is going on, but are footing the bill? The seasoned analysts contributing to this book come from all walks of life and every shade of the political spectrum. Some have held high positions in government or at the United Nations; some taught or teach at prestigious universities; some are in forced exile because of their political beliefs and the exercise of their Constitutional rights; some have spent time in prison for acting on their beliefs; one of them sacrificed the limbs on his body.
Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement : Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice.
The role of educational developer in the realm of service-learning and community engagement (S-LCE) is multidimensional. Given the potentially transformational nature--for both faculty and students--of the experiences and courses in whose design they may be directly or indirectly involved, as well as their responsibility to the communities served by these initiatives, they have to be particularly attentive to issues of identity, values, and roles. As both practitioners and facilitators, they are often positioned as third-space professionals.
This edited volume provides educational developers and community engagement professionals an analysis of approaches to faculty development around service-learning and community engagement. Using an openly self-reflective approach, the contributors to this volume offer an array of examples and models, as well as realistic strategies, to empower readers to evolve their faculty development efforts in service-learning and community engagement on their respective campuses. It is also a call for recognition that the practice of S-LCE needs to be institutionalized and improved. The book further addresses the field’s potential contributions to scholarship, such as the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), publically engaged scholarship, and collaborative inquiry, among others.
The case studies provide an outline of program models and promising practices, including an authentic analysis of the institutional context within which they operate, the positionality of the practitioner-scholars overseeing them, the resources required, and the evidence related to both successes and challenges of these approaches.
The contributed chapters are organized under four themes: the landscape of faculty development and community engagement; models of faculty development in S-LCE; challenges and opportunities in pedagogy and partnerships; and engendering change in educational development.
Charles R.H. Powell
There has always been a need for authentic leadership, yet now seems a critical time for new leaders to come forth. Looking at ourselves, organizations, and communities (local, national, and global), we can quickly see where leadership is lacking or absent altogether. We have opportunities to also identify where leadership is meaningful and courageous! Some of the ingrained notions about leadership are not enough by themselves. In fact, fixed leadership can be dangerous. Leadership is no longer an individual endeavor. The challenges we all face require us to each lead and to lead differently. The mythical land of Silvan, scarred and beautiful, populated by heroes and villains, provides a backdrop for a young leader to identify and apply her leadership skills. Abby has the opportunity for a new and critical leadership position, but realizes she is not ready for the task. She decides to undertake a journey, a quest, to learn about being a leader. On her travels, Abby sees leaders succeed and fail. She realizes that with leadership there are a number of key components, but no magic solution. As Abby discovers, we become better leaders through ongoing self-awareness, trial, practice, and adaptation.
Tamara L. Stachowicz
At a time when concepts of racial and ethnic identity increasingly define how we see ourselves and others, the ancestry of Melungeons--a Central Appalachian multiracial group believed to be of Native American, African and European origins--remains controversial.
Who is Melungeon, how do we know and what does that mean? In a series of interviews with individuals who claim Melungeon heritage, the author finds common threads that point to shared history, appearance and values, and explores how we decide who we are and what kind of proof we need.
Jon Wergin and Susan Erenrich
Throughout history artists have led grassroots movements of protest, resistance, and liberation. They created dangerously, sometimes becoming martyrs for the cause. Their efforts kindled a fire, aroused the imagination and rallied the troops culminating in real transformational change. Their art served as a form of dissent during times of war, social upheaval, and political unrest. Less dramatically perhaps, artists have also participated in demonstrations, benefit concerts, and have become philanthropists in support of their favorite causes. These artists have been overlooked or given too little attention in the literature on leadership, even though the consequences of their courageous crusades, quite often, resulted in censorship, blacklisting, imprisonment, and worse. This book seeks to explore the intersection of grassroots leadership and the arts for social change by accentuating the many victories artists have won for humanity. Through this book, readers will vicariously experience the work of these brave figures, reflect on their commitments and achievements, and continue to dream a better world full of possibility.
Kimberly S. Yost
The newest generation of leaders was raised on a steady diet of popular culture artifacts mediated through technology, such as film, television and online gaming. As technology expands access to cultural production, popular culture continues to play an important role as an egalitarian vehicle for promoting ideological dissent and social change. The chapters in this book examine works and creators of popular culture from literature to film and music to digital culture in order to address the ways in which popular culture shapes and is shaped by leaders around the globe as they strive to change their social systems for the better.
Now is an exceptional time to explore the synergy between leadership, popular culture and social change. With analyses that span time, genre and space, the book's contributors investigate works of popular culture as objects of leadership that help us to both reinforce and question our understandings of who we are and how we want to reshape the world around us.
This dynamic examination of leadership presents a useful model of analysis not only for scholars of leadership and popular culture but also for cultural historians and educators across the humanities.
Kimberly S. Yost
Jane Morgan Alexandre
This “what is”―rather than “how to”― volume proposes a theoretical framework for understanding dance leadership for dancers, leaders, and students of both domains, illustrated by portraits of leaders in action in India, South Africa, UK, US, Brazil and Canada. What is dance leadership? Who practices it, in what setting, and why? Through performance, choreography, teaching, writing, organizing and directing, the dance leaders portrayed herein instigate change and forward movement. Illustrating all that is unique about leading in dance, and by extension the other arts, readers can engage with such wide-ranging issues as: Does the practice of leading require followers? How does one individual’s dance movement act on others in a group? What does ‘social engagement’ mean for artists? Is the pursuit of art and culture a human right?
From Experience to Creativity is the first book to address the significant relationship between the fields of experiential education and creativity that has been overlooked for far too long. Cape provides an academic presentation of creativity through fun and inspiring examples in easily accessible language that helps readers move past the layperson’s understanding of creativity. More than just an artistic pursuit or only available to a select few, creativity is a universal human trait that can be intentionally developed and taught. Simply learning about creativity and applying the concepts presented can make readers more creative and adaptable to a quickly-changing world. From Experience to Creativity explains the various levels of creativity, place creativity into the context of the field of experiential education, provides simple methods of incorporating creativity into the lives of readers and participants, offers structured processes of promoting and using creativity, and finally, it contains a case study of Kurt Hahn that explores his creative nature. Contributing author, Amy Climer (climerconsulting.com) provides readers with an easy to follow explanation of the Creative Problem Solving
Millennials will be our next great generation of leaders. Today, however, as they move into management, they face difficult practical challenges. Millennials Who Manage is a complete, research-based guide to overcoming those challenges, delivering outstanding performance, and getting recognized for it.
Reflecting their extensive enterprise consulting and research experience, the authors show how to transition more smoothly into management. You will gain insight into earning the respect of peers and “elders” that you are now leading, as well as your manager. You will discover you can achieve success your way, without compromising who you are or becoming someone you are not.
You’ll learn management skills that arguably come naturally to Millennials. Prepare to explore what really motivates Boomers and Xers whose formative experiences were different from yours and how to guide them beyond today’s unhelpful stereotypes about Millennials. You’ll also master the specific management and leadership competencies you need most right now—whether you’re moving into frontline management or the CEO’s office!
Funso E. Oluyitan
This book examines public oath taking as an anti-corruption strategy that has been implemented with successful results in Nigeria and that has applications for other countries struggling with similar problems. The author of the book is the founder of Association of Nigerians against Corruption (ANAC), the NGO that first piloted the oath taking program—in which people swear publically not to either take or receive bribes. Drawing on the experiences of the program and interviews with a number of ANAC participants, the author sheds light on some of the dynamics that underlie corruption, the potential of oath taking, and the importance of grassroots efforts and individual moral agency as forces of change.
The Builders, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials―all make up workforces in every type of industry all over the world. The generational gaps are numerous and distinctly different between each age group, and Millennials have gotten a reputation for being particularly unique and often challenging. In this updated and expanded Second Edition of the popular guidebook Managing the Millennials, you'll see how Millennial traits are the same around the globe.
In fact, Millennials are more alike than any other generation before them due in large part to rapid advances in technology that let us share more experiences together. These same rapid advances are also redefining the fundamental ways businesses operate, and this revised edition includes the international perspective today's valuable leadership needs to attract and retain these high-performing workers with very different values and expectations. With fresh research and new real-world examples, the powerhouse authorial team reexamines the differences between how different generations work today in businesses around the world, with insightful exploration into what makes the Millennial generation so different from the ones that came before. The authors reveal nine specific points of tension commonly arising from clashing value systems among generations and prescribe nine proven solutions to resolve conflict and build communication, nurture collaborative teams, and create long-lasting relationships among colleagues of every age.
Scott J. Allen
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students is based on a conceptual model that helps students to become emotionally intelligent leaders. Research from around the world has demonstrated that there is a relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership. For the second edition of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, the authors have incorporated their revised, data-based emotionally intelligent leadership (EIL) model into an engaging text for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
The book can be used in conjunction with the Emotionally Intelligent Leadership for Students Inventory and Student Workbook for an immersive and transformative educational experience. Students will appreciate the opportunity to learn more about themselves as they reflect on their experiences as learners and their own leadership journeys.
Thomas C. Crawford PhD
This text provides physicians with the basic business skills in order for them to become involved in the financial aspect of their practices. The text will help the physician decide what kind of practice they would like to join (i.e. private practice, small group practice, solo practice, hospital employment, large group practice, academic medicine, or institutional\government practice) as well as understand the basics of contracting, restrictive covenants and how to navigate the road to partnership. Additional topics covered include, monthly balance sheets, productivity, overhead costs and profits, trend analysis and benchmarking. Finally, the book provides advice on advisors that doctors will need to help with the business of their professional and personal lives. These include accountants, bankers, lawyers, insurance agents and other financial advisors.
Lillian Dowdell Drakeford
From the Publisher:
"In this unique two-volume work, expert scholars and practitioners examine race and racism in public education, tackling controversial educational issues such as the school-to-prison pipeline, charter schools, school funding, affirmative action, and racialized curircula."
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About the Editor:
This 2-volume book from the Praeger series, Racism in American Institutions, is edited by Dr. Lillian Dowdell Drakeford, a 2010 graduate of the PhD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University. A retired educator in from the Dayton [Ohio] Public Schoos, Dr. Drakeford has served as a teacher and administrator. Her dissertation, What's Race Got to Do with It?: A Historical Inquiry into the Impact of Color-blind Reform on Racial Inequality in America's Public Schools is available in open access at the OhioLINK ETD Center, http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=antioch1286127101
Chris L. Hickey
Name a man that you admire in your life. Maybe it’s a hard-working father, a loving husband, or a family friend. But admired men aren’t simply born that way. They’re crafted from a set of traits and values that motivate others to look up to them—behaviors and characteristics that facilitate leadership skills and draw admiration from their peers and loved ones.
Inspired by the admirable men he has encountered in his own life, Dr. Chris L. Hickey Sr. set out to discover the specific qualities that cause a man to be respected, through thousands of questionnaires, personal surveys, and interviews. And the results were overwhelming, showing clear trends in the characteristics of those men—a collection of behaviors that create near-universal admiration among family, friends, students, and colleagues.
The results of this research can be found in Admired Man—Why?, a must-read for boys, men, fathers, and anyone who has ever wondered what it takes to truly be an admired man. Learn the QBCs (quality, behavior, and characteristics) of being the best man you can be, and get started on L(ife)eadership Skills that will last a lifetime, with this helpful and encouraging guide.
Katie Titus Larson
Freckles the goldfish is about to go on a heroic adventure. Join her as she discovers new worlds, new friends, and new feelings. Help your child develop emotional vocabulary and empathy with this lovable tale. It is more than a fun adventure story, it is a unique tool designed to help children develop emotional intelligence and empathy. Freckles' emotions are highlighted in colorful detail on each page, with a chart in the back that features all twenty-four feelings from the story, encouraging children to learn and talk about emotions. Freckles' adventure was inspired by the author, Katie T. Larson's childhood days playing in Druce Lake, her adulthood journeys around the world, and her doctoral research on emotional development. The story follows a common emotional pattern that accompanies change, making this book perfect for children who: * Are moving or experiencing a big change * Need support naming their feelings * Need guidance to understand others' emotions * Want to track their moods
Paula C. Lowe
moo is a collection of calling poems. To those long gone and those not yet born. To those in hard places around the globe. To those lost and struggling. To those who must fend for themselves. To hope. Always. To hope. "Paula C. Lowe roots the poetry of moo in a rural earth of gritty survival," says author Molly Best Tinsley. "These are poems of extraordinary focus, from the 'neck of a kitten' to the 'spit of a warlord's speech.' Minnesota poet Sharon Chmielarz says, "From Pipestone to Wounded Knee, from Midwest to Middle East, from Afghanistan to the lobotomized in an American hospital, in Paula C. Lowe's moo poems "...every window (is) unlocked (to) let wind inside. It's a pleasure to read muscled, rhythmic, disciplined yet flowing stanzas and lines. O! Lest I forget, "Slim Moon" is one of the best moon poems in a decade. And, at last, a new take on "Danny Boy": "o dani." Got milk? Get moo." Rosi Loval of Oslo says, "Lowe captures ancestry in our cells." Selected poems are translated into Norwegian to honor immigrants in the 1800's. And Missouri poet James O. Ferrugia says, "this is storytelling born of the country." In moo, you will find yourself and your people and your times and your past and your earth and your nature and your hope. Whether you read a lot or a little, these poems will make you laugh and cry and wonder who you are. Poet Paula C. Lowe lives out of town three hours north of LA. Her poems appear in dozens of literary journals, and several anthologies. She holds a graduate degree from the University of Washington and has authored half a dozen non-fiction books. An Iowa farmer's daughter, she spent years in the Northwest, Bahama Islands and the central coast of California.
"Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last" is a workbook for women who understand the value of relating to others, both professionally and personally. The book provides 29 Rules of Engagement to help the reader understand how to do more than just share your name and address. Building a network can be challenging. As a businesswoman and a mother, you don't know if you have the time or energy to find and develop new relationships. Have you ever attended a conference expecting to meet numerous people and collect business cards from those who can be a valuable asset to you both professionally and personally, however when you try to follow up you discover that everyone is busy and you get no return calls. A friend introduces you to someone you would really like to get to know, but after a few minutes of chit chat, your new acquaintance walks away disinterested. Helping women develop the kind of relationships that pay valuable dividends to everyone involved is the goal of Froswa' Booker-Drew in this book, Rules of Engagement: Making Connections Last. This powerful workbook will not only equip you with the information you need, but the workbook format will walk you through the exercises to make it a reality.
LaTonya M. Branham
It is an exciting time when students are accepted into college and begin their classes. But when they encounter challenges, what does it take to stay? The Academic Prayer provides the inspirational guidance that every student needs to help them graduate from college. Common and unique challenges blended with inspirational commentary and prayers are included in The Academic Prayer. It was designed to help all types of students deal with their issues, persist, and ultimately graduate. The book suggests how students can develop a relationship with God and make a commitment to conquer their challenges things that keep them from graduating in a timely manner. College students often cry out, Dear Lord, Please help me graduate! Many of them find it difficult or lack the knowledge of how to change things through prayer and application. The low graduation rates at colleges across the country are very disturbing. What students need are spiritually infused resolutions that will guide them toward success. The Academic Prayer reveals what students are going through and the common mistakes they make in college. The Academic Prayer delivers the advice that college students need. Some of the topics include: money management, understanding college transcripts, culture shock, diversity, abusive relationships, professors, distance learning, academic honesty, campus living and safety, depression, and navigating through administrative challenges. The wisdom and advice provided will also help adult learners which can build their confidence, help then adjust to college life, and fulfill their dream of earning their diploma. Many books are available to help students learn how to get into college, but The Academic Prayer is uniquely designed with inspirational advice and strategies to keep students from dropping out, and helping them to graduate with confidence.
Shana D. Lynn Hormann
Organizational trauma is pervasive across nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses. However, the phenomenon has received scant attention or been misidentified. Much work on organizational trauma ignores the systemic nature of traumatization and the insidious, negative consequences to organizations once trauma becomes embedded in organizational culture. In fact, organizational trauma and traumatization seriously harm organizations; impacts may be drastic and long lasting. Organizational Trauma and Healing is the first book about organizational trauma using an organizational lens. Organizational trauma is a collective experience that overwhelms the organization’s defensive and protective structures and leaves the entity temporarily vulnerable and helpless or permanently damaged. Traumatic events can be sudden, shocking, and throw the organization into turmoil. Organizational traumatization may also result from repeated damaging actions or the deleterious effects of the nature of an organization’s work. Unaddressed organizational trauma – whether sudden or cumulative – causes serious harm and can be catastrophic for organizations. It negatively impacts service delivery, compromises work with clients, and weakens the organization’s ability to respond to internal and external challenges. Over time the unhealed effects of trauma and traumatization compromise the organization’s fundamental health. Organizational Trauma and Healing is written for organizational leaders, consultants, and other practitioners interested in helping organizations become stronger. It gives them concepts and tools to strengthen their organizations and to help the organizations to heal from organizational trauma. The book describes the inherent influence of organizational work on organizational patterns and culture and connects that influence to trauma and traumatization. It introduces a framework to analyze organizational realities in broad and deep ways and strategies to avoid or mitigate danger of traumatization as well as improve organizational health and sustainability.
Inside this richly insightful guide, you will find: details on the 12 key traits of successful officers, ways to attract qualified candidates, the importance of a job task analysis, insights into the best selection process, guidance on background checks, tips for creating a multicultural agency, advice on mentoring programs, exploration of fitness-for-duty issues, and effective strategies for officer retention.
Kimberly S. Yost
Real-world leaders hold the fates of companies, armies, and nations in their hands, but the leaders portrayed in science fiction play for larger stakes. Their decisions determine the survival of species, planets, or reality itself. They tend, therefore, to be larger-than-life characters like Doc Savage, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Captain James T. Kirk.
In From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels, Kimberley Yost brings the principles of leadership studies to bear on characters from a quarter-century of classic science fiction television series, examining how their adventures can illuminate the challenges of real-world leadership. These in-depth case studies cover a full range of science-fictional leaders—from conventional heroes such as Jonathan Archer of Star Trek: Enterprise to William Adama and Laura Roslin, the dark, conflicted protagonists of Battlestar Galactica. Charismatic rebels like Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly and the ragtag fugitives of Farscape stand alongside pillars of the establishment like John Sheridan of Babylon 5. In her analysis, Yost considers emerging, flawed, and failed leaders as well as successful ones; women as well as men; and aliens as well as humans.
An insightful examination of how leadership is represented on the small screen, From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels will appeal not only to fans of televised science fiction but also to those grappling with the problems of leadership, regardless of their species.
Closed-door meetings, canceled projects, and office rumors hint at another round of layoffs at the company. Chris is a loyal thirty-year human resources executive in headquarters. Juan is a nervously employed company man playing the corporate game in hopes of a better future for his son. And single Jade-previously laid off in the first round of cuts-relies upon her faith as she races against the clock to find a job before her severance money runs out. Their diverse lives intertwine when unexpected changes and tragedies bring them together. Each discovers what matters most as they seek to maintain the stability and comfort of their homes, jobs, and families. Layoff: American Dream Interrupted creates awareness and humanizes the impact of job loss. Isom-Barnes uniquely reaches the business community with an invaluable tool for leaders, human resource professionals, and anyone who has ever experienced a layoff.
Maxinne R. Leighton
A reissue of the celebrated photographic tribute timed to coincide with the building’s one-hundredth anniversary.
This is the story of Grand Central Terminal in New York City, a remarkable and beautiful building whose birth, survival, and restoration reflect the critical role architecture plays in the expansion of our cities.
It begins with the historic struggle to save Grand Central in the wake of the destruction of Penn Station and in the face of economic forces in the real estate industry that were intent on its demise. There follows a chronological history of the previous two stations on the site, including construction of the present building. The text and photographs provide a fascinating firsthand account of the $400 million restoration, enlivened by the grand and anecdotal stories that involve the great building. over 150 black-and-white and color photographs
Cynthia Ann McKinney
In 2011, former Congresswoman and 2008 Green Party candidate for President, Cynthia McKinney, took a delegation of observers to Libya to monitor NATO's purported humanitarian intervention. Prefaced by Ramsey Clark, this collection of essays includes scholarly and legal analysis, as well as personal accounts by witnesses to the NATO assault on a helpless civilian population it had a UN mandate to protect, and the massive media propaganda campaign that made it possible. It responds to the many questions left unanswered by a complicit mainstream media, such as: ? Why Libya, not Bahrain, Yemen or Egypt? What was life in Libya like under Qadhafi? What is the truth about the so-called "Black Mercenaries”? What was the role of Western NGOs and the International Criminal Court? What about Africom's Plans for Africa? What did it have to do with Libya; a independent central bank, its oil, its plans for an African currency, its efforts to free African states from the coils of the Bretton Woods Institutions? Cynthia McKinney and other contributors to this volume were in Libya during the period of the NATO bombardment of Libyan cities, and were among the few independent voices to report on the tragedy.
Harriet L. Schwartz
While issues of interpersonal boundaries between faculty and students are not new, more recent influences such as evolving technology and current generational differences have created a new set of dilemmas. How do we set appropriate expectations regarding e-mail response time in a twenty-four-hour, seven-day-a-week Internet-connected culture? How do we maintain our authority with a generation that views the syllabus as negotiable?
Complex questions about power, positionality, connection, distance, and privacy underlie these decision points. This sourcebook provides an in-depth look at interpersonal boundaries between faculty and students, giving consideration to the deeper contextual factors and power dynamics that inform how we set, adjust, and maintain boundaries as educators.
Lucy Elizabeth Barbera
How does one 'teach' social justice? How can teacher educators present issues of equity that have relevance to teachers and their students? What strategies can be employed to teach this critical discipline? What inspires teachers to initiate action and lead change? Social justice advocates and educators must ask these questions if they are to succeed in teaching social justice. This book explores the power of the expressive arts to identify, examine, and address issues of inequity in the context of social justice teacher education. Current literature outlines effective social justice teacher education including identity, reflection, and dialogue. However, little has been written about the utilization and power of the arts as a pedagogical tool in general teacher education for social justice. This book provides a study of the author's journey as she develops a 'palpable pedagogy' to teach social justice education through the arts. It will provide welcome insights and guidance for teacher educators and teachers on how the expressive arts can be utilized to catalyze social justice learning and leadership.
Results Now For Nonprofits introduces a quick, basic, and practical approach to strategic, operating, and governance planning called Results Now(r). This approach stresses the need for every organization's leadership to focus its energy on the organization's mission and vision. With a unified framework to guide the work of the organization, Results Now For Nonprofits uses a lightning-fast and inclusive workshop process that puts strategic, operating, and governance planning under one comprehensive plan that the board can pass in a single vote and the organization can then maintain as a regular part of its business throughout the year
Organization Development in Health Care :High Impact Practices for a Complex and Changing Environment
Jason A. Wolf, Heather Hanson, and Mark J. Moir
Program Accountability in Teacher Education: A Study of the Perceptions of University and State Government Leaders
Who is holding teacher education programs accountable? What are the perceptions of university and government leaders concerning program accountability? The author explores accountability in teacher education programs among university deans, legislators, and state government leaders. He examines the criteria these stakeholders use in judging program effectiveness, what indicators they consider most important in the success of programs, how their perceptions compare to one another, and what impact those views have on teacher preparation. This previously unavailable data provides new insights about stakeholder perceptions of leadership accountability in teacher education programs, which is valuable to current and future program leaders, state government leaders, accrediting agencies, and educational governing boards as they enact accountability policies and programs. The author discusses recommendations leading to policy improvement and program enhancement. In addition, he explores various ways the reader can be involved in educational reform.
Over a million Christians from America travel internationally each year on some sort of mission trip. These cross-cultural experiences start relationships that are often called "partnership." But what does partnership actually mean? Shared Strength: Exploring Cross-Cultural Christian Partnerships shares insights on how to bridge cultures, comfort zones, and expectations to form effective partnerships that honor relationships. Join leaders from ten Christian organizations as they share their experiences and recommendations for building Christ-centered partnerships that have lasting impact. Explore how North-South interactions best enable churches of the global South and the North to fulfill their mission. Go farther together instead of faster alone.
These are real American stories. Nancy had the strength and vision to join the Navy and leave behind the troubles that haunted others on the reservation. A Native American imbued with prided in her heritage, Nancy refused to limit her horizons. Self-esteem issues, however, left her vulnerable to victimization by men. The boys knew not to mess with the Muslim girl shrouded in her flowing garments, only her eyes and broad nose visible above her veil. Ife, an African-American raised by a devout mother, was unprepared for the consequences of her teenage indiscretions. The consequences have resonated throughout her life. Ellyn’s future was in doubt when she was born in Korea with a cleft palette. Although she has thrived living with her adoptive family there were times as a little girl when she cried. Ellyn yearned to meet her biological family. These three contemporary, minority women live in the heartland. Their search for identity, self-worth, and happiness make inspirational reading.
Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, there has been much discussion on the subject of immigration to America, including the intersection of race, culture and identity. The devastating attack had an effect, not only on Americans but, also on citizens in other countries who hope to live or visit the United States. Public discourse has produced questions and concerns, but few from a personal standpoint. Lost & Found in America is the story of an immigrant from Africa, who, after the events of September 11, 2001, gets caught up circumstances that transforms his relationships, personal well-being, and perceptions about the United States. Lost & Found in America explores the multi-faceted circumstances that immigrants face, including how they deal with racism, expectations from home, the Barack Obama phenomenon, love and romance. As immigrants grapple to understand variations of American identities, Lost & Found In America provides a lens through which the folks from Africa see and analyze events in United States and tells the unique story of how new immigrants find a sense of belonging in the American culture.
Harriet L. Schwartz
Who do you want to be? Are you spiritual? Religious? Still figuring it out? Regardless of where you are, college is an intense time of choices, challenge, and growth.
Full of opportunities to learn from students from around the country and many different faith traditions, Spirituality 101 is the perfect companion for college students seeking spiritual fulfillment on campus. Including practical, hands-on advice and information from experienced faculty and student affairs professionals, this is your indispensable guide to the choices and possibilities available throughout your college experience, and beyond.
Spirituality 101 also offers more than 40 personal student reflections―sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always honest and wise―that will motivate and energize you to explore your own questions and commitments.
Your complete guide to navigating a spiritual life on campus:
- Finding Your Place: Who Do You Want to Be?
- Reading, Writing, and Religion: Spirituality in the Classroom and Beyond
- The Club Scene: Membership and Leadership in Campus Organizations
- Sex, Drugs, and Rock’n’ Roll: Spirituality and Your Social Life
- Turning Points: Spiritual Awakening or Crisis of Faith?
- Assumptions, Intolerance, Hate, and a Hope for Something Better
- Hey, What Does That Mean? Talking with Others about Your Spirituality
- Significant Others: Family, Friends, and Mentors
- Taking It Off Campus
- A Cap, a Gown, and a Commitment to Faith
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