What’s in the water? Earth Day theme underscores hidden dangers of plastics

Look around you, what do you see? How many things are composed of plastic? I am staring a computer screen and typing on a keyboard, and both are made of plastic. The phone at my desk: plastic. I’m drinking water out of a plastic straw and a plastic cup. My mouse and mouse pad are versions of plastic. My clothing contains polyester and nylon, which are synthesis thermoplastic polymers. Did you see it hidden in that last term? Plastics. The…Read +

Meet Grantham University President and CEO Scott Andrews

In describing qualities of success, business mogul (and McDonald’s founder) Ray Kroc stated that “the quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” This quote could just as easily apply to Grantham University’s newly-minted President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Andrews. In his first 120 days, Andrews has set the bar high not only for those around him, but also for himself. And he continues to seek new opportunities for growth and innovation for Grantham…Read +

University Faculty Members Gain an Education in Volunteering

As stated on its website, the mission of Harvesters Community Food Network – a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas – is to “feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.” The group provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies, including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. In addition, Harvesters, which is a certified member of the national network Feeding America (and the…Read +

How I Discovered the Life-Changing Value of an MBA

At heart, I am a “people person.” As a high school graduate, I was confident I wanted to work in a profession that involved helping others. The counseling field appeared to be the perfect fit for someone of my skillset. My ability to empathize, listen actively and engage with those who needed assistance or advice seemed to come naturally. Years later, I finally graduated with a degree in counseling. I was suited and ready to get started working in the…Read +

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