Mi almuerzo (my lunch)

Today I ate lunch with a colleague in the cafeteria on campus. Yesterday, my hosts gave me a very nice square lunch bag (it’s like a small bookbag/knapsack for food), so I decided… Continue reading

El tren

I just finished with my meetings for the morning and a quick lunch. I usually eat lunch in my office, but was determined to do something different … so I went outside to… Continue reading

Mi primera noche

I arrived in Puerto Rico this afternoon and was treated to wonderful, warm hospitality by my hosts from Universidad Metropolitana. The weather was hot (for me) but warm by Puerto Rican standards …… Continue reading

Giving Love Away

At last night’s vigil and memorial service for UMBC student Jamie Heard, there was a great poem read at the end of the night which spoke of people dying, but love living on,… Continue reading

Love & Understanding Men: Love is a Verb, Choose to Love

I was recently honored to be chosen as the guest speaker for the Valentine’s Day Lunch for the Graduate Student Chapter of the Women in Science and Engineering (G-WISE), UMBC’s campus. By request,… Continue reading

Praise & Worship Music — Academic Church, Part II

I started this post months ago … in November 2007 in fact; I’m not sure why I didn’t finish it. But yesterday I went to the vigil and campus memorial service for one… Continue reading

Academic Church

At one of our recent student conferences, a student came to the microphone and publicly described one of our graduate student support and development programs as “ACADEMIC CHURCH.” He said that sometimes you… Continue reading

The Secret

Well, it has been a few months, and I’ve been contemplating another post for a while. I’ve wondered what to say and figured that I’ll talk briefly about The Secret. Yes, we’ve heard… Continue reading

Holy Ambition (Your Purpose)

A few weeks ago I gave a talk to the McNairs and the title of the talk was “Your Purpose: Next Steps.” The title was partially inspired by The Purpose Driven Life, but… Continue reading

Wow, what a world!

A few weeks ago, following the UMBC Research Symposium, I was talking with a group of students about some of the research that we’d observed throughout the day. We were all impressed by… Continue reading

Va. Tech Thoughts pt. 2, An Administrator’s View

Thanks to friends and family who called/emailed to see how I was doing regarding the Va. Tech situation. I’m not at Va. Tech, and it’s hard to even imagine the pain that everyone… Continue reading

The Situation at VA Tech

I was stunned this afternoon when one of the PROMISE Graduate Assistants at UMCP came into the office and asked if I’d heard about VA Tech. I hadn’t, so I went to google… Continue reading

Another Ph.D. joins the ranks!

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Doctoral Dissertation Defense for one of our PROMISE students. She did a fabulous job and demonstrated her excellent science! Her advisor and committee used words… Continue reading

Connecting Work & Faith

My Christian faith is so much a part of me. I started this blog in December, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. I decided to develop it so… Continue reading

Welcome to the Tull Blog

Hello all, I am starting this blog to share some thoughts on undergraduate and graduate student progressions. I hope that the information that is shared here will be helpful as you move toward… Continue reading