blog posts Development is a Dance: Tips for a Non-Linear Journey Jun 1, 2022 8:30 am "A baseball scout once told me, 'Development is a dance.' He was talking about how young baseball players don’t improve on a linear path. Some take steps forward and then back, or laterally, before figuring it out." Get to Know Recreation, Sport & Tourism Online Master’s Student, Jay Lopez Sep 10, 2021 5:00 pm Meet Jay Lopez, an online master’s student in Recreation, Sport & Tourism. Jay lives and works in Long Beach, California, with his wife, Emily, and their two young children. Leadership Award Winners Share What Inspires Their Service Feb 18, 2021 3:45 pm We caught up with the recipient and honorees of the 2020 Graduate Student Leadership Award to ask what inspired them to pursue leadership roles and what is most rewarding about their experience. Their responses are compassionate and inspiring. One Story Video: Get to Know Microbiology Ph.D. Student, Katie Frye Sep 10, 2021 5:00 pm Meet Katie Frye a Ph.D. student in Microbiology and a COVID-19 SHIELD: Target, Test, Tell team member. Podcast: A Research Pivot, One Year Later Mar 15, 2021 3:00 pm It has been a year of COVID. Grad student podcasters share their funniest Zoom stories and Burning Man expert Caitlin Brooks shares insights on the power of community in times of isolation. Podcast: Bringing Childlike Approaches to Self-Care Jun 17, 2021 3:00 pm Abby shares some techniques to lower stress in elementary school students, such as a 5-4-3-2-1 mapping exercise, that might also work for grad students. Podcast: The Fine Art of Balance Jun 17, 2021 4:00 pm Theatre doctoral student Vincent Carlson performs "You and Your Work," a poem he wrote inspired by boundary setting and conflicting ideas about work ethic. Starting a PhD During a Pandemic Feb 23, 2021 4:45 pm Starting grad school in the middle of a pandemic has not been easy, but the ISE Department has been incredibly supportive!