Managing Students in the Tech Age Part 3

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in News | No Comments

Managing Student Programmers in The Tech Generation Managing students and programming for students in this techno-age poses as many problems as it provides opportunities.  Technology is a blessing and a curse…while we can connect with more people faster than ever, we lose that necessary dialectical way of reading and understanding each other; looking people in […]

Managing Students in Tech Age Part 2

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in News | No Comments

The Dangers of Internet Dependence Among Students First of all…this blog will throw out a lot stats on the dangers of tech dependence, but it is NOT anti-technology!  It’s just about addressing a healthy balance of the positives of technology.  They call us the “e-generation.” A generation of 70 million adults that according to research […]

The E-Generation Series part 1

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in News | No Comments

Managing student programmers, dangers of internet addiction, and practical ideas for overcoming the downside on your campus. Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it.  – Max Frisch The last few years, I presented an ed session called “Are We Too Busy ‘LOL’ing to Really Laugh Out […]

Lifetime of Real Achievement…Boyd Jones

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in News | No Comments

Yesterday, I was honored to be asked to present the APCA Lifetime Achievement Award to my dear friend Boyd Jones. I couldn’t have been more honored if I’d won it myself, because there is no one who has ever met Boyd that wouldn’t have loved to fill my shoes. Given an hour, I couldn’t have […]

Fame….I’m gonna live forever

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in News | No Comments

Two weeks ago, we had a great national NACA conference! It is one of the gifts of this biz that we get to travel several times a year to spend time with great friends and colleagues and fill our hearts with meaningful conversation, Art, and new poetry, laughter, and inspiration. But I’m not going to […]

Beware Homophobes Bearing Pigs

Beware Homophobes Bearing Pigs

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in News | No Comments

With this week’s state of the union address and all the progress in the last year or two on gay rights and the recent Boy Scout debates, I’ve been thinking a lot about how much public opinion is impacted by the Arts, perhaps more than politics.  Just as with race before it, the less open-minded […]

The Spirit of the Holidays

The Spirit of the Holidays

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in News | No Comments

I remember once I had measles just before Christmas.  I had to give my list to my big sister to take to Santa while I sat itching at home, lower lip trembling.  I felt certain she’d mess it up or tell Santa I just wanted him to get double presents for her and nothing for […]

At the Corner of Art and Commerce

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in News | No Comments

Happy Holidays.  This is a reprint of my first Curtain Call column from 1997, a column that was just jump-started…to my excitement.  It’s a reminder of why I fell in love with this business, and the moment it captures is one where I reminded my friend David of why he fell in love with it.  […]