AUTHOR DAVID GLUCKMAN visits the Clonmel campus for a lunchtime talk on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The free event takes place in the Clonmel campus with an audience of clever creative students and local businesses.
HUNDREDS OF THIRD LEVEL students in Ireland have started a month-long step challenge by joining together in small teams to record the highest number of steps together. We will update this page throughout the month of March 2018, helping to surface some of the initiative shown by LIT sports management students who are taking part in the programme.
I ENJOY LOOKING BACK ON CHRISTMAS every year, enjoying memories that revolve around the special season. I rarely spent Christmas in the same place when I lived in the States but this century I've been in Ireland for nearly every Christmas nearly a quarter century, able to walk under the lights of Grafton Street (pictured).
My Christmas traditions have evolved since my days as a teen in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Back then, I would work with my brothers between Christmas and New Years, rotating fresh poinsettias from the family greenhouse to churches, rectories and convents.
We had to empty the greenhouse of Christmas foliage in order to make way for Easter lilies. We used the green company station wagon to run full loads to happy nuns and priests.
I'M GLAD THAT I HAVE a relatively quiet weekend ahead because it's going to take a few hours for me to decompress several significant outcomes related to a field trip our creative media students completed in Dublin. The five students got specialised attention while inside Workday and Google. We got tailored content and special treatment.
The pacing of the day was so fast that I didn't take time out to record any audio snippets. In fact, we were asked not to record some of the things we heard and saw.
WE GET AN INSIDE VIEW of Google's accelerated mobile publishing along with deep insights about a current Adwords programme when visiting Google's Dublin offices with a small crew of creative media students from the Limerick Institute of Technology. I appreciate the work Conor McGann is doing to create an incisive session.
WE'RE TAKING A SMALL CREW of creative students into the Dublin offices of Workday and Google on the 17th of November. These sorts of field trips always pay dividends for both academic staff and our students.
AS WE START another day-long workshop with Ireland's Youth Media Team, I am burrowing behind the pages and tweaking some code on the Wordpress site. After seeing some of the updated features pushed out by the Wordpress developers, I can see a need to train our young creatives in leveraging some of the text and image widgets.
ONE NOTE'S AUDIO quality surprises me when I use a lapel microphone to offer feedback to students as they complete assignments in our third level modules. I've enclosed a short sample at the bottom of this post.
Part of one of the assigned tasks asks students to reflect on the six weeks of work experience they completed during the summer immediately preceding the start of the academic year. Eiren McLoughlin shared part of her story.
I'M VISITING LANCASTER, Pennsylvania to catch up with high school friends at a big reunion and during several spontaneous coffee chats, pizza runs, and shopping trips.  I'm throwing in several days to hang out with my brothers, niece, cousins, and daughter before returning to Ireland early in July.