Monday, February 7, 2011

Madame C.J. Walker

In honor of Black History Month, I thought I'd post some of my fave videos, etc. that I will be using in classes. I LOVE this one and know you will, too! What a pioneer for not only African Americans AND women AND those raised in poverty, but for business people of all backgrounds, as well. 

You can also check out the official Madame C.J. Walker website at: for tons of great info!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

So there was this chicken...

I just love my job.  I get to work with the most fantastic people--both faculty and students--evah!

Here's a joke one of my teachers sent to me today...and believe me, I really needed a laugh this morning.

Corny, but very cute...enjoy.

A chicken walks into the library. It goes up to the circulation desk and says: "book, bok, bok, boook".

The librarian hands the chicken a book. It tucks it under his wing and runs out.

A while later, the chicken runs back in, throws the first book into the return bin and goes back to the librarian saying: "book, bok, bok, bok, boook". Again the librarian gives it a book, and the chicken runs out. The librarian shakes her head.

Within a few minutes, the chicken is back, returns the book and starts all over again: "boook, book, bok bok boook". The librarian gives him yet a third book, but this time as the chicken is running out the door, she follows it.

The chicken runs down the street, through the park and down to the riverbank. There, sitting on a lily pad is a big, green frog. The chicken holds up the book and shows it to the frog, saying: "Book, bok, bok, boook". The frog blinks, and croaks: "read-it, read-it, read-it".