by Jan Dabrowski
Fall is the time that ghost leaves appear on campus and around town. You’ll see them best on the lighter concrete walks.
A ghost leaf is the print left behind after wet leaves lying on the walks for a day or two have been blown or swept away. In some cases, the ghosts are very sharp and show details as small as veins in the leaf.
Janet Friday is the Director of Environmental Sustainability at Merck, bringing over 30 years of environmental compliance and sustainability experience to address the company’s challenges. Prior to joining Merck, Janet worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an environmental consulting firm. She joined Merck in 1993 and has worked in various roles supporting Environmental, […]
by Kayla Byers ’16, M.S. in Food Systems and Society
Under the sweltering sun, thanks in part to the sweating crops, the XIV World Congress of Rural Sociology conference took place in Toronto, Canada this August. The 2016 conference theme was “Sustainable and Just Rural Transitions: Connections and Complexities” and with that theme, it seemed fitting to apply to present my thesis research “Not-So-Free Trade Agreements: Discursive Framings of Food Systems Benefits and Burdens Around Free Trade Agreements.”
Today is a special day for Marylhurst University. July 29th is the day, back in 1893, that the State of Oregon granted a charter authorizing our founders, the Sisters of the Holy Names, to confer baccalaureate degrees. We call it Charter Day and celebrate July 29th as Marylhurst University’s birthday. In 1893, we were located […]
by Tara Campbell My dad set up our first computer in the kitchen when I was eight years old. It was beige with a dark green screen and a keyboard that made the most wonderful clacking sound—a sound to this day that I find soothing. From the first time the text-based game Zork loaded, I […]
by Christy Pagels ’06, LPC, ATR-BC
Though I’ve been doing art therapy and counseling for about a decade, this past year has been a real learning experience for me, as I started my private practice. Of course, each job and even each client I worked with in that time has taught me much about being a therapist, but making this career change has been a different kind of challenge and opportunity for growth.
by Karl Erickson
The decision to return to school to complete my English degree was a choice I’ve never regretted, but I sometimes struggle making a quick explanation when people ask me about it. Why did I enroll in the university again after a quarter century in the workplace? What prompted a 47-year-old father, husband, author, photographer and state employee (of nearly two decades) to infuse even more chaos into his busy schedule?
by Ken Schultz Not to make it seem pretentious (since each person’s experience is unique and interesting in and of itself), I love it when the authors of super-complex narratives reveal the behind-the-scenes subtexts of their work. It’s like being together with an intimate friend, side-by-side during the act of creation. In the interest of […]
We talked with John McPhee about his upcoming TEDxMarylhurstU talk, GGG2Greatness. Here’s what John had to say:
I used to work in the Australian outback mining hard rock. For many years, I vacillated between study and work. Over more than a decade, I watched as my peers moved from school to college to jobs to relationships and families. And I wondered what they had that I didn’t. I wanted to be happy – but wasn’t clear as to how to get there.