Ipsa scientia potestas est
I am extremely fortunate to have a very busy life, both at work and at home! At home, my husband and I continue to share our home (occasionally) with some subset of our four children, now young adults who sometimes need a place to land on school breaks or between moves, as well as my nonagenarian father-in-law and (often) a foster child.
My husband of 32 years takes care of everyone at home, as well as 2 dogs, a cat, a small flock of hens, a beehive, and a sprawling urban garden. I’m an avid cyclist and try never to drive a car if I can avoid it–between my bike and the new Red Line, I’m doing my best to walk on “carbon tiptoes” and leave more parking spaces for my colleagues.
To wind down, I love to knit and to read (often at the same time), cook, run, hang out with good friends, or cheer on our Jaguars at various athletic events. Traveling is tough lately, with many people depending on us at home. When we can, my husband and I love to explore the world, often trying to stay off well-traveled tourist paths in favor of tents, apartments, or tiny cottages that let us experience what it might be like to actually live in a different culture.
Though it’s more difficult at my age, I’m also trying very hard to learn Spanish and to improve at the piano.
Do what you love, love what you do
I am the proud mother of a soon-to-be high school freshman. I love to travel and explore new cities, even if it is for conferences most of the time. If I could, I would live close to a body of water, preferably the beach. When I have time, I love to spend it with family and friends.
But, I’m also an introvert, so I enjoy quiet time. I enjoy live music (jazz mostly), documentary films, podcasts, and finding great recipes from Pinterest.
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.
The grammar nerd!
I love IUPUI! I've spent all my professional life here obtaining two degrees along the way.
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), crochet, and I'm an audiobook junkie. 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 1846 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 can tell you what happens in all of the Brady Bunch episodes.
Since I read a lot, I keep a list of every book I read every year (catch me on Goodreads). Favorite authors: Stephen King, Stuart Woods, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, and Lillian Jackson Braun.
"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. - Mother Teresa"
I just recently adopted a new kitten with my husband. His name is Pepé Le Mew (the cat, not my husband). We love to play with his toys and he hasn't stopped meowing since I brought him home. I think he might meow in his sleep. I have only had him for two days so I'll update these facts if that changes.
I have been with this office as a part-time student office assistant for 3 years and just recently changed to my full-time position here after finishing my undergraduate. This campus has been so much fun I had to figure out a way to stay for many years to come.
My favorite food is chips and salsa and queso pretty much from any Mexican restaurant, but specifically Lucianas. I'm only putting this one down in case someone wants to surprise me.
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
I am a binge-watching pro. I love TV and movies! Catch me watching Bob's Burgers, Parks and Rec, The Office, Friends, and everything Disney! (I'm the biggest Disney-nerd). In May 2019, I took a trip to Walt Disney World for the very first time, but definitely not the last! My favorite parts were immersing myself in all things Disney, eating the delicious snacks, and I would say my top-favorite was getting engaged to my now-fiance Colton.
I truly enjoy eating my way through Indianapolis with my friends. I love to try new restaurants and cuisines and I'm always up for a suggestion. I also love to spend time at home with my fiance and our little "barnyard" of a very affectionate and attention-seeking cat, Kylo, and our two squeaky guinea pigs named Rufus and Gus-Gus. (And yes, those are all Disney-themed names).
I graduated from IUPUI in 2018 with a BA in English: Writing & Literacy. I learned so much more than just where to put the commas. And I got to spend a lot of time studying the way language works as well as how it impacts and is used by so many people! During that time, I also worked as a student employee. I love the culture at IUPUI and have already made so many great memories, even after working here for such a short time.
There is nothing permanent except change.
My hometown is Rochester, New York. I’ve lived in the Midwest for 26 years and still miss a good nor’ester. My family is spread out in cities like Denver and New Orleans and I’ve just recently been blessed with a grandchild. After hours I keep down the office for my friend’s car dealership. I love to cook, bake, bike, and dog sit for all my friends.
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I am an IUPUI alumna and love being able to continue learning, growing, and contributing to this amazing campus. In my spare time, I love reading historical and science fiction novels. I enjoy traveling to new countries however I am a homebody and my favorite vacation tends to be a stay-cation.
Look at people for an example, but then make sure to do things your way. Surround yourself with positive people. –Queen Latifah
I am an only child
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado
My dream job is to become a nurse practitioner in the OB/GYN field
In my free time I like to work on my non-profit organization called Puzzling Pieces Mending Together
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. - George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
My name is Parice, pronounced Paris, and I'm currently majoring in political science with an English minor. Originally from Southern California, I plan on studying criminal law and attending law school back in my home state.
While it's undecided whether I'll be practicing prosecution or defense, my goal is to help reform the justice system by fighting the manifestation of corruption/inequity that continues to compromise a functioning, and fair, relationship between the people and the law.
Idealistically, my free time would be dedicated to reading and writing, but I mostly tend to spend time baking or watching movies/shows late at night. My unreasonable love of sweets often result in quick work of desserts or a cup (or two) of coffee, so be sure to keep your sugar out of arms-reach and stop by to say hi!