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Rob Waksdahl and Heather McGrew (10-28-13)


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Office of Multicultural Affairs

Rob Waksdahl and Heather McGrew (10-28-13)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning want you to meet:

Rob Waksdahl

Rob Waksdahl

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Department or Office: Business Services

Where did you attend college, grad school, doctoral school?: University of Minnesota, Duluth

Programs/services that you coordinate/provide (only list the names): Accounts receivable, purchasing, travel, accounts payable, & general accounting

In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?: Understand your grades are more a reflection of your effort and study habits than of your intelligence.

What is your favorite book?: Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler

One fun fact about you: I am a volunteer snowmobile trail groomer operator during the winter months.


Heather McGrew

Heather McGrew

Hometown: Duluth, MN (I'm a Denfeld graduate!)

Department or Office: Writing and Library Science

Where did you attend college, grad school, and/or doctoral school?: I received my B.A. in Professional Writing from Bethel College (which is now a university) in St. Paul, MN, and my M.A. in Writing with an emphasis on creative nonfiction from Illinois State University.

List what classes you teach?: Fundamentals of Writing (WRIT 099), College Writing I (WRIT 101), College Writing II (WRIT 102), and Business Writing (WRIT 209)

In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?: Be present, participate, get involved and engaged, get to know your instructors, have fun, travel abroad if you get the chance, and all the while remember that you're building an important framework for your future. (Whew!  Did you get all that?).

What is your favorite book?: May I please pick three? They are Wuthering Heights by Emile Brontë, Holy the Firm by Annie Dillard, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

One fun fact about you: I lived in Japan for two and a half years after I completed my undergraduate degree. While there, I learned how to put on a kimono, serve tea in a formal ceremony, and (kind of) play the shakuhachi, a vertical bamboo flute. I regret to inform you that I have since forgotten all three.

 

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If you would like to be featured as a Faculty/Staff Spotlight:

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) are excited to collaborate on the Faculty/Staff Spotlight! Modeled after the Student Spotlight hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this feature will spotlight photos and information about our great faculty and staff.  Won't you please consider being part of this Spotlight opportunity?
 
To participate, all you need to do is fill out the following information and return to cetl@uwsuper.edu:
 
Faculty/Instructional Staff Questions:
 
Name:
Hometown:
Department or Office:
Where did you attend college, grad school, and/or doctoral school?:
List what classes you teach:
In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?:
What is your favorite book?:
One fun fact about you:

Non-Instructional Staff Questions:
 
Name:
Hometown:
Department or Office:
Where did you attend college, grad school, doctoral school?:
Programs/services that you coordinate/provide (only list the names):
In one sentence what is your advice for students to be successful?:
What is your favorite book?:
One fun fact about you:



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