Archive | November 2011

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Do Incentives Motivate?

Dan Pink offers some insights into what science tells us about when incentives work, and when they don’t. Interesting that this talk was given in 2009, but I don’t think I’ve seen marked improvement in the use of incentives since then. Possibly because to admit that incentives don’t work the way we usually think would […]

What a View!

Loved this from Onion Sports (HT: Heather Martin): ST. LOUIS—With the ball on their opponent’s 45-yard line last Sunday, the Rams allowed the game clock to expire during first down so they could take in the unusual sight of their rich, beautiful field position. “Wow, it’s gorgeous around here,” running back Steven Jackson said while […]

A Tough Quiz

Today’s quiz of the day: can you tell the difference between a college professor and a hobo? If you think you are up to the task, go here and try your hand (the quiz is created by a someone at the University of Toronto). Here is an example of one of the men on the […]

I Think they Need to Work on their Marketing Budget

Maybe a Messiah College marketing grad could come up with some way to improve this video. Surely it wouldn’t take a huge budget to improve the current advertising!

A Response from Dr. LaGrand

In amongst the relative uproar about Frances Fox Piven’s October talk here at Messiah College, some rather slanderous things were lobbed at Dr. Jim LaGrand and the choice of the College Republicans to rescind an invitation to a scheduled speaker. (See the comments section on this post.) Dr. LaGrand is co-advisor for the Messiah College […]

Messiah College Students Can Think, Really!

A few weeks ago Messiah College hosted Frances Fox Piven on our campus. While I had nothing to do with her appearance, and can’t even tell you definitely who invited her, I’ve certainly heard a lot of reaction to her appearance, including in the comments section of my piece about Dr. Peter Kerry Powers defense […]

Herman Cain vs. John Wesley

An interesting article on Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christians blog. This piece was written by Morgan Guyton (who I’m not familiar with), but it is an interesting look at the tempting American perspective of personal responsibility. His piece is so good I’ll copy it here in its entirety. You can respond in the comments below […]

Princess Bride Fans: Check this Out!

Wonder where some of the less famous cast members are? Check out this pic (click the pic for full size image for easier viewing) of some of the stars now, and see if you can identify who is who! Then, check out the accompanying article and interview video on Entertainment Weekly here.

How to Save Some Energy

If only this blog was about napping, or some other personal energy saving technique. Alas, it is not. This is about a way to save some energy on your computer. A Virginia Tech computer scientist is now marketing a power management software called Granola that is free for personal use, and available for a fee […]

Prayer for Scott

Nice video put together by a friend of mine for a close friend of hers who is going through something unimaginable. I’ve met Scott, and he is a young man who was walking with God and learning more about faith. Now he is battling for his life, and walking with God through the process. He […]