Friday, May 21, 2010

"To Go Green, or to Not Go Green" Week! - Spring 2010


The last week in April, I worked with another professor in our communication department to sponsor the following activity! I just wanted to share the links with you!

J. Edwards

 "To Go Green, or Not to Go Green" Week
Sponsored By: Tarleton State University - Communication Studies Dept.
April 26-30, 2010
(Dr. Edwards & Prof. Horton)

This week, we have THREE activities for you!

ACTIVITY 1 - View the four entries for this year's speech competition -

VOTE! - Top Speakers for "Go to Green, or to NOT Go Green" Week

ACTIVITY 2 - View the 27 post secret cards on this webpage OR in the Dick Smith Library display case.

VOTE! - Which Post Secret Card is the MOST CREATIVE and which post secret card has the MOST IMPACT? (Look at the images here OR take a look at the library display!)

ACTIVITY 3 - Follow our twitter hashtag #2GOGREEN2NOT to participate in our daily discussions (and contests) focused on the green movement.

Today’s Message! - #2GOGREEN2NOT What is your favorite commercial (on television OR Youtube) related to the GO GREEN movement? Post a link! :)


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Edwards ( or Prof. Horton (

Millennial Professor 
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Millennial Gardener - In Between Semesters!

Yay, the spring grading is over and gardening has begun! Here are some new pictures of the garden! No, I am not researching plants... :)

Millennial Professor 
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

FridayLive! Catching the Wave - An Introductory Exploration of Google Wave


This is a great invitation to a  free training on May 21st provided by "The TLT Group, Inc."

Check it out! -


Millennial Professor 
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thank You Dissertation Chairs! - Someone Quoted My Dissertation!

Today, I wrote this e-mail to my dissertation chairs...

I am writing my weekly blog entry for the TACUSPA blog ( and I always include recent dissertations published from Texas institutions focused on the monthly topic. So, I am searching for HBCUs and HSIs in Texas and I discovered on ProQuest that someone quoted my dissertation back in 2008!

The Dissertation:
Muldrow, A.. Achievement motivation in African American college students. Psy.D. dissertation, Old Dominion University, United States -- Virginia. Retrieved April 17, 2010, from Dissertations & Theses: Full Text.(Publication No. AAT 3338396).

The Citation:

However researchers have noted that, for African
American college students, it is their relationship with faculty members, (esp. African American)
which is key in improving their ability to cope with these experiences to succeed academically
(Edwards, 2007; Smith 2003).

Her Reference Citation:
Edwards, J. (2007). Supports for and barriers to on-time graduation as perceived by
african american undergraduate students at historically black colleges and
universities and historically white colleges and universities. Doctoral
Dissertation, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

Yay! This just made my day! You should be proud! 


Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

This Week's Playlist for Grading Papers!

When I busy grading speeches and papers. I HAVE to listen to music OR watch a good movie. For some reason, this helps me focus on the task at hand. I know that I only have a playlist or a movie worth of grading to complete, so the process begins and ends when the playlist/movie is complete. Enjoy!

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Advertising Your College Courses... An Innovative Way!

I placed this blog entry under "technology in the classroom", but I should have placed it under a category titled "advertising your college courses". I think this is a great way to advertise your college courses AND to SHOW what you do in your classrooms.

Besides, who actually reads those e-mail advertisements for new courses anyway?

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ways to Move Your Facebook Fans to Action

Do you have a facebook fan page for your classroom or for your consultancy practice? Promote yourself AND interact with your fans!

Mari Smith at the Social Media Examiner offers 13 Ways to Move Your Facebook Fans to Action. This helpful post takes a look at strategies organizations with Facebook Pages can use to increase their Fans’ engagement levels. Here are the top 5 recommendations:
  1. Ask questions
  2. Use the words “you” or “your”
  3. Keep it short
  4. Post in high-traffic windows
  5. Respond promptly
Visit the page and tell me what you think! :)

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Do You Experience Information Overload? Here's a remedy! - A Video of Coping Strategies

I experience information overload EVERY morning and evening. I have five e-mail accounts, four courses on blackboard, a facebook account, a myspace account, linkedin account,

In addition, I participate in scholarly writing at least two times daily, engage in virtual office hours 5+ hours a week, update two blogs on a weekly basis, and I usually respond to e-mail within a 24 hour period. This amount of information becomes overwhelming to me, especially when people expect an instant response.

This week, I will attempt to adopt some of the strategies introduced in this video - "The Digital You: Attention, Multitasking and Addiction" - Frontline.

Millennial Professor
Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.