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First Year Forum Starts Us Off Right

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Danielle Scobey

Starting this year, First Year Forum was introduced as a way to help integrate new students into Marlboro College’s unique community. Launched by Catherine O’Callaghan, assistant dean of academic support and advisins, and Jeremy Holch, director of academic support services, the program was designed with the acknowledgement that starting college, whether it be straight from high school, or as a...

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Home Alone in London

Posted on October 8, 2018 by Alta Millar

It wasn’t until the first night in my new house that I realized that I was truly alone. Aware that I was in a different city, disoriented and unsure of what I was doing in London, I tried my best to collect myself. To calm my nerves, I began talking to myself, saying things like, “Great idea Alta! Let’s move to a new country where you don’t know anyone. Sure, why not move into a new house with no...

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Designing Meetings That Do More

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Beth Tener, Faculty, Marlboro MBA Principal, New Directions Collaborative

I’ve had the pleasure of teaching the Marlboro MBA course on Advanced Systems Leadership for Complex Problem Solving, with Tristan Toleno. This course gives students tools and ideas of how to address these typical kinds of challenges when working in organizations and on social change:  Our work is too ‘siloed’—people are not aware of what others are doing.Insights or lessons learned are not well...

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Connecting with the Community

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

On September 27th Marlboro College hosted a college-wide community service day. Offices were closed and staff, faculty, and students participated in community service projects both on and off of campus. In honor the day, graduate school faculty and staff shared some of the ways they serve their communities. MBA/MSM co-chair Travis Hellstrom explained how his time with the Peace Corps laid the...

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The Joy of Cancelling Things

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Travis Hellstrom , Chair, MBA and MSM Programs

An adventurous Peace Corps friend of mine named Matt loves to say “Livin’ the dream man!” Sometimes he’s talking about himself and sometimes he’s talking about me. I love that he says it. It reminds me that we all have that opportunity: to live the dream.More specifically, we all get to live our dream. There is no “dream” that we all share, it’s a very personal thing. My dream involves having a...

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Five Passions for Success in Today’s World

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Scot Barker, Marlboro Graduate Faculty and President and Co-Founder of Holt Barker Management Consulting

I was asked the other day “What are your passions?” It caught me off guard, but in a good way. I realized right then and there that I’m not necessarily following my passions right now. There is a lot of literature out there today about this topic. Some supportive of and some against following one’s passion. Like a lot of topics, taking a very black and white view (following your passions is the...

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Great Conversations Part 3: Ending Your Conversation

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

In this final post of the Great Coversations series I offer a few exercises for ending great meetings. Meetings often end with a rush of communication that leaves everyone confused. This isn't what you want for your meetings! These simple tools will help you end on a high note and encourage people to look forward to your next meeting. First of all, here are five things not to forget at the end of...

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TESOL Fellowship Awardees Discuss Their Work with Refugees

Posted on August 18, 2018 by Kelsa Summer Roidt, Assistant Director for Graduate and Professional Studies

Marlboro's Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) masters program finished its summer intensive last week. Faculty member Suzan Kobashigawa sat down with two fellowship recipients to discuss their experience working with refugees and how it connects to their studies at Marlboro. Kate Harris is an English for Refugees Fellow with experience working with refugees in Lebanon. ...

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Alum Profile: Sarah Pidgeon

Posted on August 18, 2018 by Willow Ross, MBA Student and Director of Communications at the United Arc

Sarah is the director of education for Solar One, a nonprofit organization based in New York City. Solar One's mission is to provide education and resources that create more sustainable and resilient urban environments. She has created a beautiful space with plenty of sunshine and artwork throughout her home.Sarah believes her experience at Marlboro exceeded her expectations in many ways. She...

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Word play in motion

Posted on August 7, 2018 by Joshua Wyman, MA-TESOL Program Assistant

It’s summer time here on the Marlboro College campus and in the Snyder Center for the Visual Arts students from MA-TESOL are hard at work. Learners in the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL) have been busy during their 8-week summer session this year with classes, guest speakers, and some light-hearted fun throughout. With a focus on learning in community...

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