Women of the ELCA Blog

Quilt of many colors »

Every day I get the Virginia Tech News in my email.  Usually the stories are about research or campus activities, but on this day there was a touching story about an amazing young woman whose life ended too soon due to cancer.

She was a medical student at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of

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Making a difference in Flint »

Tuesday, March 22, is World Water Day. I’m a chemist at Virginia Tech in the Environmental and Water Resources group so this day is special to me. In the United States, we take for granted that our water supplies are clean and safe. World Water Day seems like a day for other countries

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Go ahead, ask a stupid question »

Today you are free, even encouraged, to ask a “stupid question.” Why? Because it’s “Ask a Stupid Question Day,” which teachers in the 1980s created to get students to ask more questions. I wonder if some teachers are now warning, “Be careful what you wish for?”

In my job, I sometimes think every day

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Geeks welcome here »

Did you know that today (July 13) is “Embrace Your Geekness Day”?  I have to admit that I am a geek on several levels and having a day to fully embrace that is great. I am a sports geek. My office is filled with sports stuff—St. Louis Cardinal banners and all manner of Virginia

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