Free Software Computer Workshop: Session 3

Third and last session of Free Software Computer Workshop today; register now and attend at noon in Janse D-117. Register now:

via James Carroll (@jf_carroll) September 9, 2013, #NUHS

UPDATE: [9/9/2013 8:41 am] We will cover the following topics today:

1. Advanced commands in MS Office (Workshop)
  • Create custom keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Create custom toolbars and custom buttons in MS Office
  • Record and use Macros in MS Office (optional topic for interested students)
2. Why is my Computer Slow?  Four common causes–and remedies–for slow computer syndrome. (Lecture)  
3. Advanced Web Search (Workshop)
  • Perform Google Web Search with results focused to a single website or domain
  • Filter Web Search results by filetype (pdf, ppt, etc.)
If you haven’t attended the previous sessions, that’s fine–just come!  If registered but can’t make it today, that’s acceptable, but my feelings will be hurt.  If you come, that’s great!  See you (all) at 12:00 noon in Janse, D-117 (Computer Classroom)

Learn More about the workshop.


Highlights from Homecoming 2013

NUHS inaugurates its sixth president, Dr. Joseph P. D. Stiefel

NUHS inaugurates its sixth president, Dr. Joseph P. D. Stiefel | Photo from

National University of Health Sciences Homecoming 2013 was wonderful.  I was blessed to be invited to participate thanks to the generous offer of Bart Green, DC, MSEd, DACBSP. Three days of continuing educational lectures, from basic science (neurology of food addiction) to ethical considerations of practice; delicious food and fine dining; impressive ceremonial events—the weekend was full of many memories.  I felt impressed to share some of them with you, so I’m taking some time to do so.

The most inspirational event of all of Homecoming was clearly the Inauguration Ceremony of the new President Joseph Stiefel.  The two talks that touched me deeply were the Ceremonial Address given by visiting president Joseph Brimhall from University of Western States, and President Stiefel’s speech following his inauguration.

Wisdom from President Brimhall

The message from President Brimhall was two-fold: first, Wisdom is the application of knowledge to create a better world, to make the world a better place, to learn what is of value. He quoted a poem from T.S. Eliot’s 1934 play The Rock:

Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

Source: Post by gruseom, YCombinator discussion board 

Second, in the storm-winds of the changing healthcare landscape, in the uncertainty of the current economic challenges, we must not stand back, afraid; we must work together to not only survive, but to thrive.  On this note, he shared the inspiring thought:

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass;
it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Source: Vivian Greene quotes,

President Brimhall concluded his remarks with the following insights:

  1. Today matters; the choice you make today will determine if the world is—or is not—a better place tomorrow.
  2. People matter; “every person in this room matters,” said President Brimhall.

This resonated with me profoundly.  To these inspiring words, I feel to add that each person has unique gifts, individual contributions to make; therefore, each of us has the responsibility to make decisions and take actions today so that the world will be a better place tomorrow.

Esse Quam Videri!

Update [24 Mar 2016]: Removed unfulfilled promises of future posts (sorry!). Mild formatting changes; added “Wisdom from” to President Brimhall heading.

Health Awareness Day at Whole Health Center – Aurora


Health Awareness Day at Whole Health Center – Aurora

I am a chiropractic intern at a whole health clinic in Aurora, Illinois. Our clinic is offering a Health Fair to the Aurora Community next Wednesday.  We are offering five services for five dollars.  Please call today to schedule your appointment.  Details below.
Title: Aurora Community Health Awareness Day
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Time: 11:30 am — 6:00 pm
Services Include: Cholesterol test, Blood pressure, BMI / Body Composition, Foot scan and Postural Analysis
Cost: $5.00
Location: 1055 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60505
We are located one mile south of I-88 tollway on Farnsworth Ave; south of Indian Trail Rd, north of Sheffer Ave, next door to AutoZone.
Contact: Sonia Joubert,, 630-898-7979

If you go: Please call 630-898-7979 to schedule your appointment.

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Link to event online:
To learn more about our clinic, please visit our website:
And to learn more about our university, please visit:


Recipes for NUHS Cookbook

Today I submitted the following two recipes for an upcoming cookbook from the Alumni Association of National University of Health Sciences.

Whole Wheat Pancakes or Waffles

Modified from Linda Carroll


1 1/2 c. Whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 c. Dry powdered milk

2 Eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. Applesauce
1 1/2 to 2 c. Water
1/2 c. Wheat germ (optional)

Optional mix-ins for flavor:
1/4 c. Fruit (Berries, Apples, Raisins, etc.)
1 Tsbp. Cinnamon or similar spices


Stir dry ingredients in large bowl; add liquid ingredients. Add water gradually for proper consistency. For waffles, bake in preheated, greased waffle iron about 4 minutes. For pancakes, cook on hot greased griddle. Makes about 4 servings. (Dry ingredients may be prepared ahead as a mix.)

Serves: 4
Time Required: 30-45 minutes

My mother made waffles for her family of 10 children every Saturday when I was a child. (She would make 4 times the recipe) Now, I carry on the tradition and make Saturday morning pancakes for my small family. Enjoy!

Dinner in a Pumpkin

From Hyrum Carroll


1 small to medium Pumpkin

1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
1 chopped Onion

1 1/2 lbs. Ground beef
3 Tbsp. Soy sauce
2 Tbsp. Brown sugar
4 oz can Sliced mushrooms (drained)
1 can Cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 c. cooked rice
8 oz can Water chestnuts (drained)


Cut off the top of the pumpkin and thoroughly clean out seed and pulp. Preheat oven to 350 F. In large skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add meat and brown. Drain drippings from skillet. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, mushrooms and soup. Simmer 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts. Spoon mixture into pumpkin shell. Replace pumpkin top and place the entire pumpkin, with filling, on a baking sheet. Bake 1 hour or until inside meat of the pumpkin is tender. Put pumpkin on a plate. Remove the pumpkin lid and serve.

Serves: 4-6
Time Required: 60-90 minutes

From the association: “We will start accepting recipes immediately, and when we reach 300, we will have the collection printed. The first 100 participants to send in two recipes (one being an entrée) will receive a free copy of our cookbook as soon as it is completed. Additional copies will be sold in the Campus Store.”  If you are a student, alumnus, faculty or staff of NHS, submit a recipe today!