Author Archives: David Halbach

About David Halbach

Assistant Director of the James R. Connor University Center, UW-Whitewater.

Cultural Intelligence (CQ): A Framework for Diversity Learning AND Action

Cross-cultural interactions are hard work. And, nobody behaves flawlessly in cross-cultural interactions. Cultural Intelligence (CQ) isn’t a new and improved label for cultural competence — rather, it’s based on research that asked the underlying question:  Why can some individuals and … Continue reading

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Division of Student Affairs Annual Report 2011 – 2012

It is difficult to capture all of the powerful ways in which UW-Whitewater Student Affairs staff impact the lives of students. The Division of Student Affairs Annual Report is an incomplete, though selective narrative, to highlight representative examples of our … Continue reading

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“LEAP: Reflections and Learning” April 17, 2012.

LEAP: Learning and Reflection in the Division of Student Affairs. Tuesday, April 17th, 8:30-11:00am, Esker Hall. Over the last year, units across the Division of Student Affairs have engaged in a diverse range of activities related to Liberal Education: America’s … Continue reading

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Will Barratt’s presentation from February 7, 2012.

If you wish to review Will Barratt’s presentation from the February 7, 2012, “Learning about Learning” colloquium, follow the link. Clicking the link will download the presentation to your computer. You can then view it at you convenience.  WillBarrattPresentation

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Other Student Affairs Blogs and Web Sites

Thought I would share some other student affairs blogs and web sites that I visit occasionally. I find they have interesting insights and ideas. “The Student Affairs Collaborative” “On the Go with Ed Cabellon” “Eric Stoller’s Blog” “Brainstorm – From … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome: Welcome to our Student Affairs Division’s place where learning and ideas can come alive and evolve. This is a blog designed to spark, connect and create learning opportunities for all of us. Please feel free to post any idea … Continue reading

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History of the Pink Flamingo

The history of the pink flamingo can be traced back to 1946 when a company called Union Products started manufacturing “Plastics for the Lawn”. But their products had one problem: They were only two-dimensional. In 1956, the Leominster, Massachusetts hired … Continue reading

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Story of Flamingo Behavior that connects with building a learning culture.

“An ecologist studying flamingos on Kenya ’s Lake Nakuru has noticed an interesting phenomenon. Every year, when the time comes for migration, a few flamingos start the process by taking off from the lake. Since none of the others take … Continue reading

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Why a Flamingo?

It was a great Microsoft template – but when looked at as one of nature’s inspirations . . . The flamingo is one of the birds in our world that looks the same regardless of gender. It also looses some … Continue reading

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