Book Review: Creating entrepreneurial universities:

As part of some committee work for the SUNY FACT2 Educational Transformation Task Group, I took on the task of reading and reporting on Creating Entrepreneurial Universities: Organizational Pathways of Transformation. Realizing that higher education is changing, the task group is looking for ideas and strategies to stay ahead of the change. Creating Entrepreneurial Universities provides many ideas that other universities and colleges could adopt to become more self-sustaining and less dependent upon government appropriations. Read more

Book Review: Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student

When I saw that Loren Mayshark had written another book, I knew that I had to read it. I personally like how he writes his books—he writes from his heart. You know he’s telling a personal story.

The title and cover immediately grabbed my attention. When I picked it up to read it, I could not put it down. I finished it in one sitting. This book is Academic Betrayal: The Bullying of a Graduate Student. Since I work in higher education, the obstacles Mayshark faced fascinated me. I am confident his lessons will help me mitigate similar issues for students I come in contact with.

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Book Review: The Graveyard Book

Two things prompted me to read this book now: one, Tim Ferriss announces this book before the start of every episode of his podcast. He said it was a fantastic book. The best way to read it was to listen to the author read it. The other reason I picked up this book was to find a book for the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge. I had to find a Newbery Award Winner book. I did not know what I would be reading when I picked up Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book*, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is a fun book to read for audiences of all ages even though it is targeted for young adults. Read more

Book Review: Black ’41: The West Point Class of 1941 and the American Triumph in World War II

In 1991, Bill Yenne published Black ’41: The West Point Class of 1941 and the American Triumph in World War II. This book recognizes the accomplishments of the West Point class of 1941 and follows them through their first days at West Point until their 50th reunion. The book took into account the preparation before World War II, the war itself, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. It also recognizes the accomplishments of exceptional classmates who helped to shape American history. Read more

Book Review: In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II

I have to be honest, I really didn’t know what to expect when I picked up this book. It was a book that was offered through Amazon’s Kindle program. I believe it was a free book and I chose the book because of the cover. This selection was for Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenge. But I have to admit, the book pleasantly surprised me. The book in question is In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II written by Rhys Bowen. It is a mystery set in World War II England. Since I’m a fan of mysteries and this time period, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Read more