Right in my own backyard|
There is probably little I can do to move any of those agendas forward worldwide, but as a Midwesterner by birth and choice, I have an ingrained belief in the power of taking responsibility. I am responsible for my own backyard, for myself and my family. If I keep them in good shape and everyone else keeps their yards and families tended, the town doesnít have problems. If the towns donít have problems, the states donít. If the states donít the country doesnít. You get the picture.
Maybe that belief has more to do with what my friend calls "control needs," but I tend to focus on the little things I can affect. In that spirit Iíll suggest a few improvements, much further down the list of what really matters, that Iíd like to see in the next hundred years:
You can add to this list by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts. In the meantime, Iíve got some work to do in my office and yard.
The donors listed below must believe in tending their own backyards for they are all members of the Indiana University family. We value every gift to the College but it is something special when those who give so much to the university in other ways choose to fund endowments too.
Professor Emeritus and Mrs. Hollis Johnson, Department of Astronomy, funded an endowment, used at the discretion of the chairperson, to support any endeavor that makes the department stronger in research and teaching.
Professor Emeritus James Ackerman, Department of Religious Studies, and his wife, Alexandra, designed an endowment that will support graduate student scholarships and teaching awards in the Department of Religious Studies and will provide scholarships to honors students.
Professor Emeritus Frank Edmondson, Department of Astronomy, and his wife, Margaret, began funding the Daniel Kirkwood Professorship years ago. Recently, after Margaretís death, Dr. Edmondson completed the professorship to honor her and his long career in the department.
Nancy Moss, administrative assistant in the Department of Philosophy, and her husband, Clement, established an endowed graduate fellowship for students who plan to study the history of philosophy, ethics, or value theory.
Professor Emeritus Judson Mead and his wife Jane funded a professorship in the Department of Geological Sciences in honor of longtime family friend and distinguished IU PhD, Robert Schrock.
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