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He Made a Difference

– Jeanne M. Slattery I heard a story recently that got me thinking. A student emailed a faculty member asking him whether he was going to go to graduation. He was not her advisor and had never had her in … Continue reading

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In Memory of a Gifted Mentor

– Rhonda Clark “Well, tell me….” Everett Slavens always began our meetings with that familiar refrain. I marched into Dr. Slavens’ office in the fall of 1983 as a first-term freshman at Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, AR), to ask why … Continue reading

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The Importance of Partners

— Jeanne M. Slattery Some people are born teachers. I was not. When I first started teaching 35 years ago I stood up in front of the class with pages of notes — including jokes. I was awkward and uninspired. … Continue reading

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