All girls have the right to go to school

Malala Yousafzai didn’t want fame. She wanted an education, and spoke out for herself and all girls in her native Pakistan. For that, a masked Taliban gunman boarded her school bus and shot her. At 15, Malala became the most famous teenager in the world. But the...

St. John’s Summer Concert Series: July 21, 2016

Masterlube would like you to experience the great music & great fun at St. John’s Summer Concert Series! Last Thursday Ellen & The Old School rocked the open followed by the always exciting Midlife Chryslers, their 10th consecutive performance @ St....

The rise of national socialism: Why Austria’s revolution is not over

This article is from the Washington Post by Anne Applebaum It’s been highly amusing to watch the international press struggle to describe Norbert Hofer, the candidate who has just lost, by a tiny handful of votes, the Austrian presidential election. Hofer bitterly...

Why good leaders make you feel safe

Simon Sink was recommended to me by my friend Kent Burgess.  I watched this video on leadership and now recommend him to you.  I’d love to hear your thoughts after you watch too! This video was originally posted on Ted Talks....

Optimism Month Analysis

So, here we are, nearing the end of March, which was designated National Optimism Month in the U.S. Earlier this month, we challenged you to make a conscious effort to notice the negative, then another conscious effort to turn each negative around to a positive. How...

A Visit with Mideast Refugees

More states in the United States are announcing their reluctance to accept refugees from Europe, and their thinking is understandable. Right after Labor Day when the refugees hit the town of Rosce on the Serbian-Hungarian border, I was with a friend from Bratislava...

Teacher Discovers Slovakian education

C.S. Lewis, a bi-lingual High School in Bratislava, Slovakia, is training future leaders for the country. The learning model is based on the work of its namesake, C. S. Lewis. MSU-B education students have had the opportunity to do their student teaching at C.S. Lewis...

Students from Slovakia study at MSU-B

Students Roman Hadju and Jurka Orosová are currently studying at MSU-B and are in their second year of studies at C.S. Lewis High School, a five-year, bi-lingual program in Bratislava, Slovakia. They are part of an exchange program that allows students from...

Ambitious teen tackles busy schedule

Abby Martinsen attends Senior High, takes classes at MSU-B and works part time.  We asked her to tell us how she manages her busy life but she said she didn’t have time.  We settled for a telephone interview.  When people wonder about “the work ethic in young people...

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