from the Department of Education at
Louisiana Baptist University
The fall season is right on our doorstep! I “love” this time of year; however, I haven’t always liked or enjoyed the seasonal change from summer to autumn. When I was younger, it meant shorter days bringing earlier darkness, dreary damp days, cooler weather requiring sweaters or jackets, and not so much time to be spent outside but rather inside looking out the windows watching the winds blow and the leaves fall. These meant to a child limited time in playing outdoors with neighborhood friends and, believe me, as a child that was a crucial situation. So you can understand my reasoning for not being a big fan of this time of year; but as years passed, I found a real admiration for its presence, its beauty, and its refreshing. God certainly knew what He was doing when He created the autumn season. It is absolutely a beautiful sight to behold when the leaves from the different trees begin to turn their brilliant colors. And we can’t ignore that fall brings a freshness in the air dispelling the heat from a long hot summer. We look forward to the excitement of activities…we all know that football reigns! Then there are school festivals, state fairs, small town reunions of arts and crafts along with boasting their best crops….apples, pumpkins, gourds, pecans, etc. Oh, and to mention one other interesting fact that the fall season very strongly presents is the awareness that Thanksgiving and Christmas are very near. But then that’s another story! So now I ask, “How can anyone not love this wonderful time of year?”
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1
A POINT TO PONDER:
There’s only one thing more painful than learning from experience, and that is not learning from experience.
DATES TO REMEMBER
NOTE: The LBU office now closes at 3:30 p.m. each Friday.
October 24-26 Modular: Fall Pastor’s Conference, LBU campus
Octubre 24-26 Conferencia de Otoño para Pastores en, Camp Bethany
November 3 Daylight Saving Time Ends
November 11 Veterans’ Day
November 28 Thanksgiving Day (LBU Office Closed 28th -29th )
December 19 Fall On Campus Classes End
December 24 Christmas Eve
December 25 Christmas Day (LBU Office Closed)
A POSITIVE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.......
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.--Lynn Johnston
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A TEACHER’S HEART and PRAYER
Crisp air. Multicolored leaves. Time to make a much-loved project-mobiles, color-splashed with a variety of leaves gathered by students. Pressed between layers of waxed paper, they hung in artistic balance above the students’ desks.
One afternoon Andrea slammed down her pencil. She was in tears at her failure to do perfect work. Her teacher took down her own mobile and showed the pressed leaves to the class. “Are any the same?” she asked. “Look at the tear in this one, the brown spots on another. How about this leaf where a caterpillar ate through the middle? Aren’t they all beautiful?”
The students nodded. Their teacher carefully slipped one leaf off and placed it in Andrea’s hand. “Remember, things don’t have to be perfect to be good. Turn the leaf over. You can also turn your leaf of paper over and start again.”
Andrea glanced at her own mobile often. It became a reminder for her to relax, to enjoy her work, and not to worry so much about being perfect.
Apples for a Teacher,
Colleeen L. Reece & Anita Corrine Donihue
ALL Students enrolled after April 30th, 2010 are required to attend graduation week the year of their intended graduation. LBU graduation is always scheduled on the first Friday in May of each year. The week (beginning Tuesday afternoon and going through Friday evening) includes the graduation workshops as well as the graduation commencement itself. Please keep this information in mind as you progress through your schoolwork so that you can begin making plans for your personal graduation at the appropriate time. Most of you will need to make prior arrangements with your employment, arrange for finances, and make travel and lodging arrangements. Because “your graduation” will be one of the most important events in your lifetime, it will be a SPECIAL week never to be forgotten.
A Promise from God…And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither by dismayed. Deut. 31:8
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kathy Bowen, Joann Brown, Aron Davies, Cynthia Due, Juliana Moreno, Jill Pastorelli, Jan Phillips, Rosemarie Pyles, and Charles Wleh II.
I pray that your “Special Day” will be filled with God’s richest blessings.
Students who desire to take any scheduled E-Campus courses(s) MUST first get permission from your Dean before signing up. This is an important MUST procedure.
THINK ABOUT IT!
Three things in life that, once gone, never come back.
- Opportunity ---copied
to the Education Department…Toby Travis!
A “hearty” Louisiana Baptist University welcome is extended to each of our new students.
A MOTHER SPEAKS!
George Washington’s Mother: The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye! -copied
Please do not send Moodle Assignments in one at a time, but rather, complete all of the course assignments to send with the workbook. DO NOT take the final exam until you receive your graded workbook in order to know what was missed so that you will be able to make corrections and study correct information for the test.
It’s sad to say… but some minds are like concrete,
thoroughly mixed up and permanently set. -copied
Attention MAand Ed.D./Ph.D. Students!
Students planning to graduate in a particular year must have the rough draft of their special writing project, thesis and/or dissertation in my office for proofing by January 1 of the year intending to graduate. This is the required “deadline” date. Of course, it is to the student’s benefit to be able to turn the written project in at an earlier date during the degree study if at all possible.
I LIKE THIS…Kindness is language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand.
Christian Nestell Bovee
God’s Accuracy….God’s wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains.All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord specified thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundred fold all even numbers
Please “wait” until you receive your course workbook before ordering the required textbooks so that you will be sure to receive the correct text for the course. The first page of the workbook will have all the necessary information for ordering.
From your Dean…All students are asked to complete a minimum of one course per semester (15 weeks). I know “situations” come up from time-to-time to hinder the studying process, and I am here to work with you through these “situations”, but please try to stay on task by developing a workable schedule which will allow you to meet this requirement.
I strongly suggest that you work on “one” course at a time. Once a course has been completed and sent in for grading, then begin working on the next course.
- Please do not send all of your courses at one time for grading unless absolutely necessary.
2. We will not grade any workbooks, assignments, and/or final exams that are sent in for grading unless there is a signed plagiarism form in your student file.
Thank you for your cooperation in complying with these requests.
Presidential Insight…Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped. At 16, he entered the College of William and Mary.
IMPORTANT! Please consider when writing assignment papers, theses, and dissertations, to refrain from using “too many quotations and copying paragraph after paragraph from resources” as this does not constitute your work but someone else’s research and documentation. YES, some of these mentioned are expected, desired, and allowed, but keep in mind, “ANYONE” can write down what someone else has stated. When reading and grading your papers, I truly want to see, for the most part…your thoughts, your ideas, your experiences, your imagination, and your knowledge. YES, it is permissible and encouraged for you to seek as many resources as possible, but read the information and then in YOUR own words relate only those portions of the information that you think are important and pertinent to your assignment or project topic. I believe that most of you (and many teachers yourselves), expect, encourage, and require the same of your students. May the Lord bless as you accept this challenge.
A WONDERFUL TRUTH......There aren’t any rules to success that will work unless you do. –Author Unknown
PLEASE JOIN THE LBU STAFF IN PRAYING FOR:
- President Obama, Congress, and military leaders.
- The men and women in uniform, and the families of those who have lost their lives for the cause of freedom.
- Our U.S. troops serving in troubled places around the world, particularly, in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Police officers, firefighters and other emergency teams who are on call day and night in our behalf.
- Missionaries – their ministries, safety, health and personal needs.
- Mercy Fasarakis (age 16) – Mercy’s leukemia is no longer in remission and her prognosis is NOT good. Please pray for Mercy and her family during these very difficult days.
- Rachel Humphrey – cancer - that her routine medical tests will continue to be of good report.
- Student Lucinda Martinez’s husband – Steve needs a kidney transplant as soon as possible.
- Student Karetha Stearns – for full recovery from concussion and for unrelated surgery on October 8.
- LBU students who are unemployed, dealing with serious family issues, illnesses, and complex decisions.
- LBU students, staff, faculty and administration.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16b (KJV)
We so appreciate your prayers in behalf of these on our prayer list, and know that you “thank” the Lord, with us, as He answers our many petitions.
REMEMBER: If you have prayer requests, praise reports, or any other news worthy information you would like to share with the LBU staff and students, please feel free to call (318) 686-2360 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next month,
Dr. Linda Adams
Dean of Education
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