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Adios, Sunrise; Hi there, iCal!

When Sunrise announced they were shutting down I was bereft.  At the time of the announcement, I was actively working across 4 different WordPress product teams & web dev agencies. Along with those 4 calendars, I was managing my personal calendar, my kids’ calendar that I shared with my ex-husband, and my financial calendar that…

POSI 4397: Book Review, Urban Containment & Fringe Development

Daniels, T. 1999.  When City and Country Collide: Managing Growth in the Metropolitan Fringe Introduction Tom Daniels’ book, When City and Country Collide: Managing Growth in the Metropolitan Fringe, provides a comprehensive examination of the far-reaching and complex issues fueling land use development out past the farthest edges of suburbia and into what has been…

POSI 4397, Article Review I: The Paradox of Urban Containment Policy

Raymond J. Burbury, Arthur C. Nelson, Dennis Parker & John Handmer (2001) Urban Containment Policy and Exposure to Natural Hazards: Is There a Connection?, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 44:4, 475-490 Introduction Urban containment policies aim to create safer, more sustainable communities through limiting land available for development, preserving green spaces, and restricting the…

SOCI 3328: Complex Organizations

SOCI 3328: Organizations: Structures, Processes, and Outcomes Essay 1 After reading chapters 1 and 2, describe and explain what an organization is. Define the term, ‘complex organization.’ Discuss some examples (minimum two) of organizations that you are a part of in your daily life. What is the nature of these organizations and what is the structure…

SOCI 3328: Leadership Styles

SOCI 3328: Organizations: Structures, Processes, and Outcomes Essay 2: “Discuss the different leadership styles that you have read about in the text. Pick one of the leadership styles that you think best fits the boss you discussed in the Forum comment and state why you think this style fits this leader.” A quick glance at…

’94 vs ’16 – Seriously, Sarah?

By the end of this summer I’ll have completed the following credits:   Public Finance Public Policy & Formulation Administrative Law Organizational Theory Public Admin Research Practicum Honors Independent Study: Land Use & Planning for Hazardous Areas   18 credit hours in one summer, and I expect they’ll all result in A’s. And here’s the…

Professional Career Changer

I feel like I’m the queen of career changes. Full-time home schooling mom (hey – if you do it right it is a full-time job!) Full-time ballet teacher / student. (I am internationally certified and basically have an undergrad education in classical ballet pedagogy via the Cecchetti Council of America. That was no small feat!…