Ipsa scientia potestas est
Turned backyard into an urban farm with chickens, vegetables, and a beehive - loves weeding on weekends.
Commutes to work most days by bike to save gas, reduce carbon emissions, preserve mental health, eat more desserts, and save parking spaces for others.
Loves to read and knit at the same time.
Favorite place on the planet: snorkling in Virgin Gorda.
Librarians: Bringing Balzac to River City since...forever!
I live with my now-retired sister, and four cats. For fun I crochet, play the piano, read, and debate pet peeves with my sister. I’ve been an altar server at my church for over 8 years now: older than the kids, but the only one who shows up consistently for 7:30 am Sunday mass.
Live and learn.
I enjoy hiking in our National Parks. I have visited Zion, Bryce Canyon, Crater Lake, Mount Ranier, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Yosemite, Sequoia, Redwood, Olympic and several more. My top favorite is Glacier. My goal is to visit every National Park during my lifetime.
I like to read in my spare time - when I have any! I am a James Patterson fan and have read nearly everybook he has written - I am especially fond of the Murder Club and Private series. I also like the Jefferson Bass Body Farm novels that are based on forensic anthropology. In addition, I enjoy live theatre and regularly attend the IRT. My favorite past production was Shirley Valentine played by the revered Priscilla Lindsey.
Cats are my preferred kind of pet. Until the last few years, I had two cats - Pingo (black and white tuxedo) and QT (maine coon/tabby) that lived for almost 20 years. Their personalities were more dog-like - they sat and begged on command and played fetch.
By day, I'm a professional trying hard to do a good job to promote IUPUI. By night, I'm a student in the master's program for Organizational Leadership and Supervision. I daydream about living in a beach house in Daytona with my husband. I have three children, five grandchildren, one dog, and two cats. I love to garden (flowers), and I'm an audiobook junkie. In my spare time (what's that?), I crochet. I'm a Christian which defines who I am.
Don't touch the corner piece of cake -- all of them are MINE!
I'm on Level 833 of Candy Crush.
My lifelong (non-realistic) dream has been to visit the Great Pyramids and put my hand on a block of stone, which suddenly moves opening up an undiscovered tomb.
I like technology gadgets. An iPad Pro would be a great Christmas present. It has a really cool pencil.
I can tell you what happens in all of the Brady Bunch episodes.I keep a list of every book I read every year. Favorite authors: Stephen King, Stuart Woods, Janet Evanovich, Lillian Jackson Braun
Keep at it and you will succeed
Anything computer related, from the basic word processor to full office networked integration and security.
I have also lived in Minnesota and Michigan
Own a dachshund - very lively and full of excitement
Met Jay Leno at a McDonalds in Las Vegas
All you need is love. - John Lennon and Paul McCartney
My husband and I are “owned” by two miniature Schnauzers; Hollie and Bella. We are passionate about animal rescue, especially dogs. I adopted my first schnauzer “Jasper” from the Humane Society of Indianapolis in 1999 and that was the beginning of my love affair with the breed. Schnauzers are like potato chips, you can’t have just one! I volunteer for an Indianapolis based schnauzer rescue group and have adopted my last four dogs from the group.
I have two daughters and Randy has two sons. We blended our families in 2009 and between us we have nine grandchildren that are our pride and joy.
We enjoy gardening, landscaping, any occasion to dig in the dirt! I love music, traveling and antiquing. My favorite “non-contact” sport is shopping. You may not think of shopping as a sport, but it is the way I do it!
If you're always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. –Maya Angelou
After 9 adventurous years in Seattle, I’ve returned to Indianapolis to be closer to family. I received my M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University-Bloomington, and simultaneously worked as a graduate assistant academic advisor at IUPUI’s University College. When not at work, you can find me checking out the latest and greatest restaurants; volunteering at local beer festivals; enjoying concerts and theatre performances; cheering on the Indianapolis Indians and Indiana Fever; taking road trips and traveling; and spending time with my family (especially my beautiful nephew).
The best is yet to come
I one day want to become a high school teacher. I have always enjoyed watching people grow and learn and just wanted to turn that into a career!
I’m still totally in love with IUPUI. All of my friends, classes, and work are here on campus. I’m a part of a really amazing sorority on campus called ASA and also a part of a bible study here. I will always show love to my fellow jags.
I am a self-taught knitter. Last year I decided to teach myself how to knit, lots of YouTube tutorials, and within a month or two turned out like at least 10 scarves. I could only do scarves and I don’t know if I can still knit, because I don’t remember how to start or finish it, but there for a while I was pretty amazing.