What a wonderful class!

What a wonderful class!

Hi again everyone,

I just wanted to share with all of you my love for my Leadership Initiatives class. We are just coming up on the end of the 1st week and I can’t believe it! Only 7 more weeks to go before Christmas break. WOW!

So far, this class is AMAZING. The professors are great and are super willing to help out and respond to questions and concerns. For this week, there was a lecture and readings posted, as well as two assignments. In addition, there was a great video posted from TEDTalks highlighting an inspirational speech that was given by Simon Sinek. In this video, Sinek discusses what made Apple, Martin Luther King and (more…)

As The Rhythm Goes On

As The Rhythm Goes On

Hey everybody! Welcome back to another blog. This week, I have a couple things to go over: schoolwork, internship work and other fun stuff in between. I want to start off by wishing everybody a safe a happy Halloween weekend! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.

Since my last blog update, I’ve remained busy with all the goings-on in my life. This week has been an extremely busy one. I’ve only had one class (Monday night) but I have worked here in the admissions office at Canisius every day (save Wednesday) and I have worked for the Sabres on both Tuesday and Thursday night. I also have to work at the Sabres tomorrow (Saturday) for their home game against Florida. As you may know, I am interning in the PR department for the Sabres this season and I love it. I work with a great group of people (more…)

Boo! It’s Halloween Weekend! :D

Hi Everyone!

I apologize for not blogging as frequently this year as I did last year!  My job responsibilities for my internship in Graduate Admissions have changed a lot over the last year, plus I am just busier this year.

School has been going well!  It’s getting to be that stressful point in the middle of the semester when you are just kind of fed up with schoolwork and ready for it to be Christmas break.  But I am persisting and trying to stay motivated in my classes.  It probably doesn’t help that the weather has been pretty miserable this week.  Cold and rainy.  I love the fall, but I could definitely do without this weather.

I have a Law midterm in a few weeks.  I feel like everyone in my class has been studying and knows much more than I do.  Oh well, I’ll hammer down this Sunday and next week… (<– story of my life. Haha.)

Our group presentation in Diversity on social class went well!  The discussion questions we designed ignited lots of debate and we actually had to skip questions so that we didn’t go over the time limit!  Our presentation was right after (more…)

Detection of Deception

Detection of Deception

Ever watched the show Lie to Me? This past Thursday, Professor David Aragona, PhD gave a lecture on deception detection. His advisor worked with Dr. Paul Ekman, a contributor to the show about a detective who solves cases based on his ability to interpret microexpressions.

Aragona completed his dissertation on lie detection in applied security contexts. He explained that people are not the best lie detectors because we are looking at the wrong things. For instance, we cannot tell if people are lying because they avoid eye contact or look up. These are culturally learned forms of non-verbal communication and are not helpful when determining if someone is being misleading. (more…)

The Week of Due Dates

The Week of Due Dates

Annnnnd it’s officially that time of the semester… when every class has approximately 4 assignments due in the same week. After months of being able to keep up with all of my schoolwork and lesson plan writing, I feel completely overwhelmed this week by how much work I need to get done.  I am now at a point where I cannot get ahead, I can only do the assignments that are due the next day.

I do have to say, however, that for as stressed out as I am and for how little time I have to do everything, I have been producing some pretty high quality work! I guess it was all my years as an Undergrad that have taught me how to study well, prioritize my schoolwork, and buckle down to create a great paper/project!

Today, I interviewed two early childhood education professionals, and then needed to summarize our conversations and turn it into my professor.  Though this was a ‘choice assignment’ and I’m sure not everyone in the class chose to do two interviews, I think my conversations with these teachers were one of the most educational moments of this semester (more…)