Guest Post: Experiences Abroad in Poland

Krakow at night (photo by Muhammed Gerim)
Krakow at night (photo by Muhammed Gerim)

Guest post by Touro Graduate School of Business student Muhammed Gerim:

I spent four years in Warsaw, Poland during my education. It was a wonderful experience, and I was very impressed by the country and its people, so I’d like to share a few of my memories.
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Party Planning: Event Management Student Presentations

GCA 306 Event Mangement students, from L-R:
GCA 306 Event Management students take questions after their presentations. From L-R: Avi Manoucheri, Dane Medlock, Jayan Shrestha, Eugene Dorfman, Teresa Cadiz, Kimberly Fernandez, Sara Amador, Irina Dovbnya

On Tuesday May 19th, the students from Professor Gena Bardwell’s GCA 306 “Event Management” course gave their final presentations at a meeting of the Speech & Communication Department’s Communications Club. All semester, students have worked on developing and planning a large fundraising event, including everything from donors and guest speakers to the venue and menus. They were also responsible for the less glamorous details, like budgeting, to-the-minute scheduling, floor plans, and evacuation procedures. Continue reading

Guest Post: My plate is full, but I will take 4 more courses

(CC0 image via Pixabay)
(CC0 image via Pixabay)

During this finals period, take a break to read the wise words of Touro Pharmacy student Sylvia Park on managing school, stress, and life:

I love to drink coffee. I just like it, or maybe I am addicted to it? I believe that coffee helps keep my daily life running. Why do I need coffee to run my life? As a mother, a full-time student, a daughter, and a wife, my day is always occupied with so many jobs and to-dos. It is not easy to balance all my tasks and roles, and I struggle every day. I have seen a few women who can handle all kinds of jobs in their lives, but they were few, and I see them as a superhuman. 

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Touro students show off their oratorical skills in the Annual Speech Competition

The winners of the contest – first place went to Tsipporah Youseflaleh (second from left)
The winners of the contest – first place went to Tsipporah Youseflaleh (second from left)

On Thursday, May 7th, 2015, I had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the 19th annual Speech and Communications Department Speech Contest, held at the Midtown campus, and organized by professors George Backinoff, Gena Bardwell, and Deputy Chair Hal Wicke.  Ten students from different speech and communications classes prepared speeches, both informational and persuasive, on a variety of topics.  Sitting with me as judges were Dean Timothy Taylor and Professor Mike Walters.  We scored the speeches using a number of criteria, including organization, delivery, and content, and entries were also timed. Continue reading

Mother’s Day

HappyMother's Day

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, so don’t forget to let your mom, grandma, or other important women in your life know that you appreciate them! This tradition dates back to the late 19th century. After efforts to establish the holiday by Anna Jarvis and others, the celebration of Mother’s Day was made official in 1914 by a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson. It is celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. What are your Mother’s Day traditions?

National Nurse’s Week

Nursing school of yesteryear (Navy nurses attending class - 1940s)
Nursing school of yesteryear (Navy nurses attending class – 1940s)

Today marks the beginning of National Nurses’ Week, which runs May 6 through May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This week honors the nurses who make up a substantial and essential part of our health care service system.

As the daughter of a nurse, I remember the late nights when my mom would come home after a 12- or 14-hour shift… Continue reading