A Veterans Day Tribute: Love and Service

2022-11-08T11:03:35-08:00

It is no surprise that those in the Fielding community know me only as the president of this university, a longtime educator, an advocate of environmental justice, and as a mentor to graduate students. But the title I have held the longest is also the most endearing to me. It is military spouse. Could you look at me and know that I am married to a retired Army Major? Probably not, but I have been for 32 incredible years.  Ret. Army Maj. Bill Cherry, my courageous husband, friend, and hero, is the reason this Veterans Day is more personal than [...]

A Veterans Day Tribute: Love and Service2022-11-08T11:03:35-08:00

On the Occasion of Juneteenth A Time of Remembrance and Action

2022-06-27T16:16:14-07:00

On the Occasion of Juneteenth A Time of Remembrance and Action A year ago this month, the U.S. federal government officially declared June 19 a holiday in observance of Juneteenth. On that day in 1865, enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, learned from Union Army soldiers that the Civil War had ended and they were no longer legally enslaved. That news came late—two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was ratified on January 1, 1863. In 2021, the swift passage of bills that created the holiday did not allow time for Fielding to officially observe Juneteenth (a blend of [...]

On the Occasion of Juneteenth A Time of Remembrance and Action2022-06-27T16:16:14-07:00

Environmental Education for Adult Learners: Nature is Doing its Part to Restore Itself, Now Let Us Do Ours

2022-05-12T19:14:59-07:00

This essay first appeared in The EvoLLLution®, an online newspaper for higher education: https://bit.ly/3LabagTGlen Canyon, a ghostly presence in southern Utah under Lake Powell for almost 60 years, is now re-emerging. The canyon’s return is a consequence of the decades-old drought that is also affecting water levels elsewhere across the American Southwest. As Lake Powell’s water level continues to plummet, native plant species and waterfalls have awakened from a watery slumber. Scientists are eagerly studying Glen Canyon’s seemingly swift recovery, as it is just one example of nature’s resilience. Since the pandemic, and as people sheltered at home, that resiliency has [...]

Environmental Education for Adult Learners: Nature is Doing its Part to Restore Itself, Now Let Us Do Ours2022-05-12T19:14:59-07:00
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