Join Me for NACA Regional Conference in Madison April 7-10

April 7-10, 2016 the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Northern Plains Regional Conference will be held in Madison, Wisconsin at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive Madison, WI 53703. The conference is restricted to members and associate members of NACA.
Jillian Maas Backman and Jan Bilgen will be exhibitors (Booth 403) and feature […]

Blackhawk Technical College Employment Conference

Join me at Blackhawk Technical College March 12

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Blackhawk Technical College presents it’s Spring Employment Conference from 10am-3pm at North Commons, 6004 S. City Road G, Janesville, Wisconsin. The event is free and open to students and the public and is focused on helping improve skills in the job search or interview process.
Jillian Maas Backman and Jan Bilgen will feature a presentation titled “First […]

2016: Monkey Business!

Fear not fellow sheeple, 2015 has finally come to a quiet close.  A thankful thought for those who suffered more pain than pleasure under the Chinese Year of the Sheep.
As history goes, the energy of the Sheep was supposedly conducive for bringing about social justice and change to mega amounts of people through nurturing passive […]

Thanksgiving; The Modern Version of GRACE

How many of us have played the “Whatcha thankful for?” game on Thanksgiving?
You know — the modern version of Grace, where you go around the dinner table right before everyone is ready to dig in, waiting nervously for your turn, and then blurting out one or two sentences off the top of head just to […]

coloring books, mandala

Coloring to Your Heart’s Content

You’ve heard of karma – what goes around, comes around. I believe that’s true for all sorts of situations.  But karma is all the more surprising when it’s your own thoughts and opinions that circle around and find you over and over again.
Adult coloring books are all the rage now. Tessellations, mantras, detailed scenery images, […]

Domestic Violence Does Not End with October

Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience. -Walter Lippmann, journalist (1889-1974)

The time has come to wrap up Domestic Violence Awareness for the month of October. Another year with advocates doing an exceptional job describing the highs and lows of this […]

Looking for inspiration

Looking for Inspiration in the Most Obscure Places

The world is running on an inspirational empty tank of fuel right now. An unknown source is depleting our natural energy resource of hope and desire for better days ahead. The good news is that inspiration is an abundant organic supply and available to anyone willing to take the initiative to re-fuel.
Stop, Look and Listen […]


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