Sunday, June 15, 2014

Is it Time to Plus Your Google? Five Reasons to Say Yes

The alarm clock rings and before the coffee has time to perk, many of us reach for our smartphones  or boot up our computers to reconnect with the world and prepare for our day. We scroll through our Facebook and Twitter feeds, read our e-mail and texts, consult the calendar for our daily agenda and check the weather forecast to help us make informed wardrobe choices. Through technology we are better connected and better informed than we have ever been and we are “wired” nearly every minute of our day.
The downside is that we are having to use multiple platforms, services, and logins and sometimes they just don’t play well with each other. We diligently try to separate work from personal and aren’t quite sure what is getting shared with whom.
What if there was a way to integrate all those productivity services with a smart social networking layer and you only had to remember ONE login? Would you give it a try?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Beverly Colfry Celebrates 24 Years with the State of Florida, most at UNF

On this #ThrowbackThursday, we’re taking a trip down memory lane with Beverly Colfry, who recently celebrated her 24th year of employment with the State of Florida--all but a few with the University of North Florida. She found her “home” as she says at the UNF Division of Continuing Education more than 13 years ago and has seen 80+ coworkers come and go. She takes pride in the fact that she was the person who recommended her boss, Tim Giles, to then interim dean and says that she has been immensely blessed by his leadership. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Steve J. Borowiec – A Colleague, Boss and Friend

by +Anna Khorosh 

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
-Albert Einstein
Lifelong learning is a term often heard around the Continuing Education offices. Often times, it is said so often that it might have a tendency to lose its personal impact on others.
Former UNF Continuing Education director and interim dean, Steve Borowiec believed passionately in the idea and its impression on others. He himself began his ascent to his eventual leadership role in the 90s, coming into the division as a student assistant. Working his way up, Steve was very active in Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, went on to earn his Masters in Public Administration from UNF and was honored as the 1996 UNF Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for the College of Arts and Sciences. He dedicated time and energy to the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) as local chapter president, while also holding positions on numerous national committees.