King Abdullah of Jordan’s article in the Jordan Times on February 6 is well worth the read. AMMAN – His Majesty King Abdullah has said that the global Muslim community is the primary target of the war waged by terrorists in the Middle East, adding that “my region is on the front lines”. “We have […]

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Dr. Nickson nominated for Fulbright

Nickson approved for Fulbright Scholarship Roster Candidacy Stacey Nickson, assistant director of the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board as a candidate for the organization’s specialist roster. The program is a short-term complement to the core Fulbright Scholar Program, sending U.S. faculty […]

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If you have been paying attention, you’ve seen bunches of blue flowers (bluebonnets) with spikes of red (Indian paintbrush) alongside the roads.  These were outside of Schulenburg, Texas last Sunday. Because of good rains this year, Texas wildflowers are calling our attention.  In the Houston area, get ready to drive out any direction from Houston […]

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Technology as a Tool for Diversity Leadership: Implementation and Future Implications was released by IGI Global in February 2013. It was edited by Joel Lewis (University of South Alabama), Andre M. Green (University of South Alabama), and Daniel W. Surry (University of South Alabama).  It contains a chapter entitled The Impact of Culture Bump and Technology on Creating Effective Diversity […]

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For a full week from March 11 through March 15, a small group of disparate individuals immersed themselves in the experience of understanding all aspects of the Culture Bump Approach for dealing with differences.  They came with specific goals for applying this methodology in their own fields – which ranged from military training to business […]

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AUBURN, Alabama, Feb. 9, 2013 Auburn University announced they have reached an agreement with the originator of the Culture Bump Approach, Dr. Carol M. Archer for Auburn’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning to serve as the training base for the global communication process first developed over 30 years ago at the University […]

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Idiot                        Fag                      Horseface Slap and spit.  Punch and push.  These are the sounds of bullying.  And they echo through our school yards and hallways. Bullying.  Even the word is ugly.  And school officials are scrambling to solve the problem.  The Culture Bump Approach to dealing with differences offers one solution.  It guides students in developing specific […]

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One day in April 1998, a woman and her two children were walking by a large pasture.  They heard kittens mewing.  Upon investigating, they found Phoebe and her two brothers – a few days old and very hungry!   Their mother had apparently been killed. The lady took the three tiny kittens into her home with […]

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This popular cross-cultural text presents a new and personal way to a deeper understanding of cultural values and behaviors, as well as the ability to improve reading skills and to develop vocabulary. Using authentic materials from differing cultures, Living with Strangers in the USA has helped countless  students to cross cultural barriers.  Lili from China guides […]

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TexTESOL IV published an article by Geneva Tesh and Carol Archer about a project using the Toolkit for Culture and Communication with advanced level ESL students at the Language and Culture Center and the Charter School at the University of Houston.  To see the entire article, click on the link below or copy and paste […]

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