from the Department of Education at
Louisiana Baptist University
The first Friday of May 2013 is a day to be long remembered by many LBU students as this is the day they have been working toward and waiting to arrive. By the time you read this newsletter these students will have received their diploma in hand; they will have earned their much desired degree.
I want to express my sincere “CONGRATULATIONS” to each of the graduating students from the Christian Education Department! You have worked hard, devotedly, and, at times, even sacrificially, to reach this prestigious honor. It has been my joy and privilege to have been your dean these few years and I salute you for a job well done.
It is now my joy to present the 2013 Louisiana Baptist University Christian Education Graduates to this newsletter audience:
Associate of Arts – Trudy J. Samsill
Bachelor of Arts – Susan Howard, Sarah Jones, Mary Keaton, Wallis Soape, Jeanelle Tignor
Master of Arts – Linda Bailey, Lisa Dunn, Unita Owens, Kathy Stucky, Chris Chapota
Doctor of Philosophy – Dr. Joel Howard, Dr. Janice Parker, Dr. Caretha Rollerson, Dr. Jonathan Wilkins
Doctor of Education – Dr. Claude Malone
May the Lord richly bless and walk with you as you use your diploma for His honor and glory in teaching and in school administration today and in the days ahead.
REMEMBER…Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13:1
A POINT TO PONDER:To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.– Chinese Proverb
DATES TO REMEMBER
May 12 Mother’s Day
May 27 Memorial Day
June 16 Father’s Day
June 21 Summer Begins
July 4 Independence Day
July 8-10 Modular/Workshop: Seminary/Bible Department
Julio 8-10 Modular: de Verano
July 10-12 Modular:Teaching Elementary Language Arts
October 24-26 Modular: Fall Pastor’s Conference at Camp Bethany
Octubre 24-26 Conferencia de Otoño para Pastores en Camp Bethany
A POSITIVE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, home, and heaven. – William Goldsmith Brown
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
A VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY GREETING TO ALL THE WONDERFUL MOTHERS IN OUR LBU STUDENT BODY AND STAFF FAMILY!
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A TEACHER’S HEART
Eulogy for a Teacher
How will you be remembered
By those who come to you?
What will they say,
The ones you serve,
When teaching days are through?
“He never had a favorite.”
“He smiled when he was down.”
“She made me feel that I was loved.”
All jewels in your crown.
And yet one priceless accolade
Out-sparkles all the rest.
A single phase sums up the days:
“My teacher gave his best.”
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…Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Randy Bradford, Cynthia Brandon, Darlene DuFour, Carla Guidry, Tina Keating, William Lingenfelter, Kathryn Lovier, Keven Mims, Lanette Misner, Mark Norris, and Kathy Stucky.
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!
The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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.
When I say that “I am a Christian”…
I’m not trying to be strong. I’m professing that I’m weak and need His strength to carry on.
Attention MA and 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.
“MOTHERS FROM HISTORY”
Napoleon’s Mother: “All right, if you aren’t hiding your report card inside your jacket, take your hand out of there and show me.” - copied
Abraham Lincoln’s Mother: “Again with the stovepipe hat!” Can’t you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids? - copied
I LIKE THIS…The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. -William Wordsworth
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…”The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.” -James Madison
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.......”No man is poor who had a Godly mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
PLEASE JOIN THE LBU STAFF IN PRAYING FOR:
- President Obama, Congress, military leaders, our men and women in uniform, and the families of those who have lost their lives for the cause of freedom.
- Our troops in harm’s way in troubled places around the world, particularly, in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Missionaries – their ministries, safety, health and personal needs.
- Alumna student Kim Fasarakis’ daughter Mercy (age 14) – Mercy’s leukemia has recently returned and now spread to her spine and bone marrow. Her prognosis is NOT good! Please pray for Mercy and her family during these present very difficult days and the ones to come.
- Student Sharon Johnson’s daughter - Kendria Culmer diagnosed with Fybromyalgia.
- Student Justin Prock – missionary in South Korea – with all the talks of N. Korea possibly attacking S. Korea, he is asking prayers for he and his family and the country of S. Korea.
- Student Jeanelle Tignor – Needs employment and also experiencing health problems.
- Student Jan Phillip’s husband – that biopsy of his thyroid nodules will prove benign.
- Student Jan Phillip – special prayer for the salvation of her boss.
- Student Colin Bascom – has high blood pressure issues.
- 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.
- Many LBU students and/or family members who are unemployed.
- 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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