By Ron Fritze
Students periodically ask me for advice about succeeding in college. I have a lot of advice but on this occasion I want to focus on one key piece of advice. We live in a world where technology is touted as the end of education. That is not true, technology is a tool, it is means to gain an education. The end in education for a student is learning. Sure it is a big help if you have a laptop to assist with your studies. Blackboard and similar learning management systems are great tools. But the bottom line is this—a person needs to want to learn. And learning means work. Besides the high tech tools, there are also some tried and true low tech tools that will help you to improve your writing. But You have to take the time to use them.
By Ron Fritze
So what’s up with this Battle of Chickamauga? Well, it was one of the American Civil War’s major battles and the bloodiest battle fought in the Western theater of the war. Over 120,000 soldiers fought at Chickamauga. Scattered fighting occurred on 18 September 1863 followed by two days of all-out battle on 19 and 20 September. The Union army numbered 58,000 men under William Rosecrans while the Confederate army consisted of 66,000 men commanded by Braxton Bragg. It is a unique battle in that it was one of the few Civil War battles where the Southern army had numerical superiority. Also, as far as the events of the Western theater of the Civil War went, it was the only major victory for Southern forces in that theater of the war.
By Saralyn Mitchell
Receiving a call for an interview means that your resume, cover letter and online brand were impressive; you’ve landed an interview with your company of choice. Interview preparation is a must and the key to your success. You must be your best to differentiate yourself from the other candidates. Here are my top interviewing and follow-up keys to success.
By Gary McCullors
SplashData released a study in December 2012 that identified the top 25 passwords used and posted by hackers. The top two were “password” and “123456.” If you make it that easy, you need cracking. For those of us that take passwords seriously, we tend to think we are being original, or cute, when we create them, but when the “Cracker” is released (a play on “Release the Kraken,” from the Clash of the Titans) we find we are not as original or cute as we thought.
By Mark Gale
Two popular shows with seemingly uncommon elements have stolen the hearts and minds of adults 18-49. One is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a band of survivors try to scrounge up some existence of a normal life. The other is set in a medieval, mystical world that is engaged in all-out war. What do these two shows have in common? Zombies – or at least some variation of them.