Is authenticity on the World Wide Web a noble goal? Is it something worth striving for on a project meant to act as a branding platform, public diary and digital resume? ...These are questions I ask myself every time I log onto this site.
My name is Nicolas Babarskis (Buh-Bar-Skiss). It's Lithuanian in origin.
The Elevator Speech
I'm a student affairs administrator with an M.S. in Higher Education from Florida State University. I currently work at the Michigan State University (Go Green!!). Most of my career experience is in the functional area of housing and residential life. This has given me a lot of experience in educational programming, crisis response, conflict mediation, and a freakishly well developed commitment to proper key management.
Currently I am the Assistant Director for Recruitment, Selection, and Training. I work to recruit, place, and train our department's live-in staff. Fundamentally, my career is about empowering students to develop and embrace a coherent identity.
Fun Things To Know About Me
I grew up in Indonesia...as a result I didn't learn how to tie my shoes till the 6th grade.
I LOVE dialogue...particularly if it involves philosophy. Ask me a question about Gadamer and I could fill an afternoon.
My undergraduate degree comes from Wheaton College and I am a STRONG believer in the power of a liberal arts education.
I passionately believe the world would be a better place if everyone picked up a newspaper for just 30 minutes a day...any genuine newspaper committed to rigorous journalism regardless of partisan alliance.
I'm obsessed with all things NPR.
I consider myself a midwesterner. Long expanses of flat ground and cornfields makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
I'm married to this beautiful woman. (She's a librarian....how cool is that?!)