Reason for Kudos to Madelyn Ek: Maddie completed Experiential Learning 101 and met with the Experiential Learning Institute to work on her capstone Experiential Learning project! Maddie, thank you for your dedication to engaging your students in high-impact learning! We look forward to working with you as you “ELize” your course! Thank you for being a part of our outstanding education team at NMC!

Reason for Kudos to Mary Beeker, Dave Gates, and Dan Wasson: Mary Beeker had the idea to pilot a Wi-Fi hotspot checkout program in the library back in the summer of 2019. Little did we know that demand for these would skyrocket less than a year later due to COVID-19. I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge Mary’s foresight in researching and implementing a process for providing this much needed service, with 165 circulations in the past year providing internet service to students learning from home. Thanks to her work, the library already had the necessary infrastructure in place in March 2020 to meet increasing demand for these devices, and we were able to simply boost our inventory. Dave Gates and Dan Wasson have also been instrumental in quickly increasing our fleet and providing continued support for the library’s Wi-Fi hotspots.

Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. During our “Stay Home, Stay Safe” directive, please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!