I'm an introvert, and I enjoy being an introvert. But introverts don't get a lot of affirmation for their introspective characteristics. That's why I'm a big fan of Susan Cain. I've read her book (which can be purchas... My wife and kids took me out to Father's Day Brunch at The Smoke Shack. While waiting for our meal, we found a flyer on blues names. It turns out that my blues name is Old Bones Rivers. What's yours? You know it's summer when . . . THE FOG IS SO THICK, IT CUTS THROUGH THE MILWAUKEE SKYLINE! #cool It was actually a sight to see. Facilities is painting the Student Life office. Soon, we will be surrounded in shades of red and white--all the more helpful for engendering a dynamic student spirit on campus. In my doctoral coursework, I took cours... So on Friday (June 13) some of my co-workers (JessalynnRose) and I went to the Milwaukee County Historical Society, located at 910 N Old World 3rd St. There is a $5 admissions fee. It was very interesting lear... Have you ever called up a family member with a baby, and they give the baby the phone so that you can talk to them? I've had that happen so many times because of my younger siblings and always being away from them. I ... I have a friend from out of town visiting this lovely Thursday evening, any suggestions of what to do this evening on a college student's budget and in this strange "summer" weather? A team of MSOE freshmen, dubbed the “Imagineers,” took second place in the Technical Challenge at the Destination Imagination Global Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. The first-year team came together and pla... I was walking to Starbucks at Red Arrow Park the other day and found a host of food trucks parked on Water Street, just on the other side of the ice rink. Each truck had a long line of people waiting to order somethin... I'm sad that, as of last Friday, there is no longer a Milwaukee Cupcake Company. For years, my family would frequent this cupcakery in the 3rd Ward to celebrate various events (or just enjoy a morsel). Last Friday, my... My wife is allergic to eggs, and I feel sorry for her, because I could eat eggs 24/7/365. Most mornings, I have two fried eggs (over easy) with my Nueske's Bacon. The eggs have to be free-range, organic brown--just th... Note: The Daily Dean won't publish tomorrow--hope you have a "good Friday" (pun intended). We're about to take a 3 day break at MSOE, and it's time to slow things down a bit. Life on campus can be chaotic. The data ... As I mentioned yesterday, Brett is a great student. He's currently taking an independent study with me this quarter--his last quarter at MSOE--so we can continue our ongoing, meaningful exchange of information. For ... Today is Fat Tuesday, which means it's time to consume a few calories in the form of King Cake. My wife and I made a couple last night, and I brought one into the office. So if you feel like having a slice of some hom... 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... I definitely got accepted and am super excited! I can't wait to attend! I'm so excited and can't wait to meet new classmates!!! At the Dalton Institute conference, I sat in on a presentation by Dr. Gage Pain, the Vice President for Student Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Her presentation focused on silence--how we need to make sp... After reflecting on the topic I last wrote about (silence and listening), it dawned on me that, as the Dean of Students, I don't have a designated time to meet with students. Yes, I meet with students all of the time-... The IT department has finished the migration process to the new mailbox servers and has made all of the new mailboxes permanent. Now that the server process is complete, each user can proceed to transition Outlook to ... So excited! Looking forward to next year!!