Comments for On Higher Education http://walterwendler.com Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:34:45 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Comment on A Personal Reflection for the Season by JS http://walterwendler.com/2017/12/a-personal-reflection-for-the-season-3/#comment-209948 Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:34:45 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?p=2634#comment-209948 I appreciate your open heart and willingness to share those beliefs and how you understand their progressive effect on you. Your testimony first appeared in your’s and Mary’s warmth to the people here. I’ve enjoyed watching you and listening to you. Thank you especially for such an eleganty written and personal testament to your Christmas faith. Merry Christmas my friend.

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Comment on A Personal Reflection for the Season by MD http://walterwendler.com/2017/12/a-personal-reflection-for-the-season-3/#comment-209877 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:09:45 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?p=2634#comment-209877 I am a Native Panhandle Texan who is so proud to have returned to this place that can be seen as beautiful through the eyes of her native sons and daughters. I am again proud to have returned to my alma mater, West Texas A&M University to work and give back even a small part of what this fine institution gave me as an undergraduate. Now, when I read the words of the man who leads us on to an ever more bright and promising future, Dr. Wendler, time and again I am awed at the goodness of our God who who has sent us such a brilliant and genuinely good man!

You see, my family and I returned to the Texas Panhandle after spending 16 years in northern Colorado, where people from other places have encroached upon the solid heartfelt beliefs of Native Coloradans who are good, kind and God-fearing people, and have overtaken the spirit, and yes even the laws, of that land until there is little left but the “I serve me” ideology. To return to “God’s Country” where folks mention His name daily and proclaim His importance in their personal lives, and to hear the President of my alma mater speak of his own personal relationship with Christ, who is the central figure of the Christmas story, fills my cup to overflowing.

As you have said before Dr. Wendler, may God bless WTAMU. To this I add, may God bless you, Dr. Wendler, and Mary, as you stand together to lead us by the light of Christ! Merry Christmas!

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Comment on The Core of Any College Curriculum by MK http://walterwendler.com/2017/12/the-core-of-any-college-curriculum/#comment-209802 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:50:19 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?p=2624#comment-209802 “I have reflected on these two observations from that day until this. Helping students learn to think clearly and reflectively and gain skills that will sustain life intellectually and materially is first purpose.”
Right on the nose. Now solve the problem faced by faculty of several disciplines.
Which course of study gains the end you seek. Do we invent a course or allow the department to fight over the outcome. My entire approach to thinking has been the result of my training in debate, reasoning, etc. Is that what you are talking about?
SIU is about to enter a new world, as y ou probably know. What courses would you pick (or what direction ). You are writing well and having fun. I can tell.

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Comment on The Core of Any College Curriculum by DC http://walterwendler.com/2017/12/the-core-of-any-college-curriculum/#comment-209801 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 19:29:59 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?p=2624#comment-209801 I was fascinated to note that you say:
“The center of every university experience worth its salt is a grounding in the fundamentals of the human condition.”
And yet you do not mention biology!

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Comment on About this site by MK http://walterwendler.com/about-this-site/#comment-209795 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:21:56 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?page_id=1199#comment-209795 “I have reflected on these two observations from that day until this. Helping students learn to think clearly and reflectively and gain skills that will sustain life intellectually and materially is first purpose.”
Right on the nose. Now solve the problem faced by faculty of several disciplines.
Which course of study gains the end you seek. Do we invent a course or allow the department to fight over the outcome. My entire approach to thinking has been the result of my training in debate, reasoning, etc. Is that what you are talking about?
SIU is about to enter a new world, as y ou probably know. What courses would you pick (or what direction ). You are writing well and having fun. I can tell.

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Comment on The Core of Any College Curriculum by TW http://walterwendler.com/2017/12/the-core-of-any-college-curriculum/#comment-209794 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:19:31 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?p=2624#comment-209794 Very insightful article though Mao’s “Little Red Book” should be essential reading for any respectable Core Curriculum Humanities course that would compare the Yunan Forum with other ways of understanding Literature.

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Comment on Student Debt by TW http://walterwendler.com/2017/12/student-debt/#comment-209230 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:53:13 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?p=2609#comment-209230 The real answer is making higher education totally free as in the state of New York and the pre-Blair UK for those who can benefit from it by rigid entrance examinations. At present, the system is a racket designed to benefit redundant numbers of higher administrators who do not engage in the efficiency expected from their unjustifiably high salaries. Also excusing debt to previous victims should be a priority. The mark of any civilized society should be access to education for all, not just the privileged few.

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Comment on Campus Life by KM http://walterwendler.com/2017/11/campus-life/#comment-209033 Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:34:08 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?p=2599#comment-209033 Dr. Wendler,

I appreciate this article. Looking forward to conversing with you about “one and two.”

Kent Mereness
Buffs for Christ

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Comment on Campus Life by RM http://walterwendler.com/2017/11/campus-life/#comment-208929 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:49:10 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?p=2599#comment-208929 Walter – Great read! Hope all is well with you in Texas.

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Comment on Moral and Spiritual Growth by JS http://walterwendler.com/2016/06/moral-and-spiritual-growth/#comment-208927 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:35:20 +0000 http://walterwendler.com/?p=2538#comment-208927 I believe we are trending toward an enlightened world view that includes the synthesis of ethic, religion, spirituality and all facets of globalism. We must find harmony to exist and we must respect the different paths to truth. Wisdom of the interior consistent with nature will find its way into our economy, social constructs, family, political structures and education. The new leadership model will mend us and challenge our best natures through ethics, faith, compassion and wisdom. God’s Speed and courage to the voices of living well together.

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