The COGS Connection

In this week’s newsletter … Quote of the Week. Graduate Level Humor. GA Position in CII. Cold Office?  Hot tips from NASA. Faculty Service Day Info Session.

Quote of the Week

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever, have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

Graduate Level Humor


Looking for a GA position in Stephenville?

The Center for Instructional Innovation (CII) has an open graduate assistantship position. Job duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining records and databases, planning events, training students in the use of Portfolium, meeting with faculty on various subjects, representing CII and hosting prestigious university events and programs, and assisting the director with various task related to instructional technology and distance learning initiatives. Apply to the position on Hire A Texan, or email Kaytlyn Plake at with questions.

Cold in your office?  Consider these tips from NASA.

According to Grant Bue, who leads a NASA team that works on managing astronauts’ comfort, both astronauts and office workers face similar challenges when trying to stay comfortable. “In an office or the cabin of a spacecraft, you’re fixed in place and the metabolic rate is relatively low,” Bue says.  If you’re cold in your office, try these tips to stay warm:

  • Wear a hat, scarf, and/or over-sized headphones: These solutions all involve better preventing “heat loss” from exposed parts of the body.
  • Warm your core—and your feet: Wearing layers and insulated shoes helps retain heat, too.
  • Take a walk: Even a short stroll can boost the metabolic rate and get blood flowing, Bue says.


Info Session: Faculty Service Day

Faculty Service Day Info Session

Tarleton’s Service Day is April 6, 2017. Service Day provides opportunities for Tarleton Texans to engage in the community, address a community need, connect knowledge learned in the classroom to the service experience, and enhance skills by serving the community. All faculty project requests for Service Day 2017 will be due on January 27, 2017. Learn more at the Tuesday, Nov. 29th, info session.  RSVP here.

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