In an effort to promote a healthy competition
on campus, sustainability,
and total success, not just outward but also inward success, I
thought of offering a bar of soap with the life curve carved on
the student with the highest % score in my classes every quarter.
I want my students to know that their competition
on campus in classes
or athletics should be an ethical and healthy one, and it is achieved
only with a balanced style of living. Studying should come first
always accompanied by relaxation and enjoying different hobbies
as nature while in school.
To accomplish my goal, for example, I do not buy
bar soaps; I make the
soap from olive oil and use only natural ingredients. By following
hobbies myself (for more see: http://andtou.freehostia.com/index.htm)
I feel I become a happier person, and therefore able to help my
students in a more useful way.
For my latest class, “Physical Chemistry
for the Life Sciences CHEM
107B” this summer of 2008, the award goes to "Minh
Ming, please stop by office and I will carve the
life curve on your soap.
My best wishes to all of you for anything good
in your lives. :-)
If you are interested to know the meaning of the life curve, please
go to see the video at: