Your Ally for Accessible Learning Content- Blackboard Ally for Life U
At Life University, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make sure that each and every student on campus has access to the materials they need in order to reach their innate potential. With that principle in mind, Life U recently activated Blackboard Ally on Blackboard, the course login site that Life U students already know well.
Faces of LIFE- Dr. Erica Tomory
Dr. Erica Tomory called Long Island, New York home for much of her life before moving to Georgia with her family when she was 32. Dr. Tomory’s older brother has been diagnosed with multiple disabilities, and watching her brother learning to navigate his environment with those challenges inspired her to delve deeper into education and, later, what service looks like for people with disabilities.
One thing Archbold wants to tell the Life University Community is, “I appreciate you guys for your smiling faces and your positive feedback and positive attitude. I can feel the love that’s on campus and I can feel the love that’s in this community. I think we are a true community striving to make things happen together and it’s a beautiful thing.”
Working in a vitalistic health institution, we wanted to capture work-life balance, living congruently with our mission and vision and teaching staff what that looks like. Jenifer Valtos and Holtman started researching what other corporate wellness programs looked like and what actually worked and what didn’t. They figured out incentive-based, community-centered wellness was key. It was a collaboration between Valtos and Holtman on the research end of it, and the Staff Council Executive Board helped create it. The inaugural VitalU started in Fall Quarter 2019. “It’s only on its second quarter, and it feels like it’s already been changing the campus. People are having more conversations about health and what’s happening in their actual lives.”