How to Celebrate the Fourth of July Like a Peace Corps Volunteer

By: David J. Smith, June 29, 2017 As you might know, my son Lorenzo is currently serving his country in the Peace Corps teaching mathematics in Namibia. He is living the advice of John F. Kennedy who established the Peace Corps in 1961. I came across this article from 2015 on the Peace Corps websiteContinue reading “How to Celebrate the Fourth of July Like a Peace Corps Volunteer”

Minnesota Road Trip: Three Colleges and a Coffee

By: David J. Smith, April 12, 2017 I’m just finishing a two day visit to colleges in the southeastern Minnesota region.   I visited St. Cloud State University (SCSU), North Hennepin Community College (NHCC), and Winona State University (WSU).  In addition, I stopped over to have coffee at Peace Coffee,  in Minneapolis. My trip was sponsoredContinue reading “Minnesota Road Trip: Three Colleges and a Coffee”

Peace Corps: Rolling Application Process

By: David J. Smith, April 3, 2017 It’s about this time of the year that soon to be college graduates start to think about life beyond college.  Among the various international experiences available to them is volunteering for the Peace Corps.  Established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, Peace Corps has worked in overContinue reading “Peace Corps: Rolling Application Process”