• The Daily Dean: Getting fitted for the mountain bike

    Last night, I was fitted for my mountain bike using the Guru F.I.S.T. fitting system. I'm going to get serious about mountain biking this year and will hopefully participate in about half of the Wisconsin Endurance Mo...
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  • The Daily Dean: How I found academic success

    When I have the opportunity to speak at Accepted Student Day events, I begin with the following statement: We succeed in community and fail in isolation. This concept has not been one that I've always embraced--which ...
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  • The Daily Dean: Sweet Sallie Mae

    I graduated with my doctoral degree in the spring of 1997. That was a long time ago, yet somehow I am still paying off my student loans (my final payment will be made September of 2015). My wife and I graduated on the...
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  • The Daily Dean: the NFC North

    MSOE doesn't have a football team, which makes me a bit sad, because I had the chance to play some college ball at Azusa Pacific University and Whitworth College (now Whitworth University). I played at my best at Azus...
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  • The Daily Dean: Evan's cello

    My son, Evan, plays the cello. He started in 5th grade, and thanks to the support of some great music teachers in the Whitefish Bay school district, he's really, really good. Evan's now a sophomore in high school, and...
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  • The Daily Dean: Preparing for the bike commute

    Winter is nearing its conclusion, the temperature outside is slowly climbing above freezing, and the Oak Leaf Trail is finally (or nearly) clear of snow and ice! Soon I'll be riding my bike to work on a regular basis....
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  • The Daily Dean: Should I sell my motorcycle?

    I've ridden motorcycles ever since I was eleven years old. I was raised on dirt bikes and used to rip up the logging roads of central Washington state. On my sixteenth birthday, I got my drivers license--and the next ...
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  • The Daily Dean: Biking from Milwaukee to the Pacific Ocean

    I love to bike. I own 5 bikes, and each has a specific purpose: the commuter, the mountain bike, the road bike, the triathlon bike, and the "gotta go to the grocery store" bike. But what I don't have is a touring bike...
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  • The Daily Dean: 3 Things Every Students Must Know to Move Beyond Memory-based Learning

    I just read an article that talks about the 3 Things Every Students Must Know to Move Beyond Memory-based Learning. I appreciate the article because I was never good at memorizing information; sure, it makes its way i...
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  • The Daily Dean: Raiders!

    In high school, I was a Knight. As an undergraduate, I was a Cougar, an Eagle, and a Buccaneer. In graduate school, I was a Nanook, and then I was a Cougar again (different school, same mascot). As a professor, I was ...
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  • Student Life Ethnography Questions

    Questions we want to negotiate for the survey and interview portion of the upcoming research initiative.
  • 2014 Pieper Family Foundation yearly report_7january2013.pdf

    Every year, the Chair for Servant-Leadership drafts a report for the Pieper Family Foundation. The report details the work that Servant-Leadership has participated in for the 2013 calendar year and is organized accord...
  • Building Global Leaders_dalton institute_howell_31january2014.pdf

    Here's the PowerPoint presentation that was delivered at the John C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values, delivered on February 7, 2014. The presentation describes an ethnographic research project we did to det...
  • First Year Experience_19feb2014

    A specification document that captures the intellectual capital framing First Year Experience.
  • The Daily Dean: Book Recommendations

    I have the opportunity to participate as a book discussion leader in the Great Books Dinner and Discussion Series. Every year, those of us who serve as discussion leaders get together and decide what books we'll discu...
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  • The Daily Dean: My favorite coffee mug

    I'm from Seattle, which means I drink coffee. Lots of coffee. A french press of Colectivo "Blue Healer Organic" in the morning before I walk the dog to Stone Creek Coffee for a cortado. I have countless coffee mugs at...
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  • The Daily Dean: Radiohead

    I was talking with Kip Kussman (my bro' in Digital Marketing) about music. When he asked what my favorite band was, I said Radiohead. He then pleasantly surprised me by letting me know he's seen Radiohead live in conc...
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  • The Daily Dean: Troll

    My favorite painting is "Troll" by David Gignac (you can view more of his work at Museo, Langley, Washington: October 2012). I used to live on the south end of Whidbey Island, where Gignac lives. My wife and I saw the...
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  • The Daily Dean: Free books!

    Come by my office (CC 385) and get a free book! When my daughter (who has great reading taste) went to college, she left about 6 boxes of books in the basement of my house. It's time to get rid of the books, so come c...
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    created by David Howell
  • The Daily Dean: Congrats to the grads!

      Congratulations to the winter-term graduates! You've worked hard to get to this point, and it will be good to celebrate your success tomorrow in the Kern Center. I have the opportunity to serve as the Master o...
    David Howell
    created by David Howell