In this issue of Perspectives, we asked an alumna, staff member, faculty member, and current student to discuss how communication has changed with technology. Their responses are as varied and interesting as their backgrounds.
BY MEG MYERS MORGAN ’05 As a professor, a writer, and a mother, I’m constantly evaluating my performance. Whether it’s my effectiveness in the classroom, my book sales, or my ability to control my two strong-willed daughters, I spend a bulk of my time trying to size up how I am doing. Now, there are […]
BY CASSY COCHRUN ’10 Drury professors are legendary in how they relate to students. While some classes feel more like a conversation than a lecture, faculty members are charged with bestowing knowledge on their students, and to achieve this goal, most professors are putting on a show of some sort. As students leave the safe […]
BY MIKE BROTHERS, DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS Swimmer Katya Rudenko was just 13 when she competed in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, representing her native Kazakhstan. The budding young star swam in several more international competitions over the next four years and again earned a spot on her national team in the 2012 […]
BY COREY RITTER ’15, UNIVERSITY WRITER/EDITOR A small-town kid with a big dream, that was Jason Perkins when he arrived at Drury in the fall of 1993. That big dream, and a little bit of hard work, would lead Perkins to play a pivotal role in developing Drury’s first website before graduating and making his […]
BY TREVOR COBB ’18 Walking into Dr. Elizabeth Paddock’s office, you might not assume she has hiked the mountain that peaks above the clouds in the photo behind her desk. She has hiked not only that mountain, but many around North America. Paddock began hiking more consistently when she met her husband. Now, they are […]
Performance: About This Issue
Performance is a broad term with an even broader definition. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary offers six definitions, ranging from “the execution of an action,” to “the fulfillment of a claim.” Drury’s students, alumni, faculty and staff perform on a daily basis in rather diverse arenas; athletes perform in competition, actors and actresses perform on a stage, and chemists perform in the lab. Drury University is dedicated to the liberation and exploration of the mind and spirit of the Drury family, encouraging powerful and meaningful performance in the classroom, workplace and community.
In this issue, we take a look at how Drury defines “Performance” through the diverse experiences of alumni, current students, faculty and staff from all walks of life. Each individual embodies the mission and spirit of Drury University, and we are excited to share and celebrate their passions.