January 24th, 2013 I hope I’m not the only one who had a heavy heart when reading the message on the Doudna steps yesterday. If you didn’t see it, the message chalked on the steps says (paraphrased) “My rapist still attends EIU. Will no one listen to me?” If you didn’t know 1 in 6

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These days it seems like performance is an after though – but it really shouldn’t be. If a page takes longer than a second to load, most users will start looking the other way. Great article on the little things you can do to make your site load a lot faster: http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2013/01/22/css-performance-debugging-naming-conventions/

Even though I’ve only been in the web community since about 2002, there has been a huge growth in the community. There are so many forums, blogs and online magazines available – and sharing knowledge and experiences has become a huge piece of what makes working on the web awesome. One series that I’ve been

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I’m lucky enough to work on a college campus and stay involved with the track & field team. I was an athlete for EIU from 2005-2010 – so even though I don’t compete anymore, I stay involved with the team by volunteering at the home meets. I manage the timing, results and scoreboard. The team

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For the first time, I will be teaching 2 sections of a class in the School of Business at Eastern Illinois University this spring. During my undergraduate and graduate years I had thought about continuing on to get my doctorate because teaching had always been a thought in my head. I love collaborating. I love getting excited

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