Entries by lauramarch

About Laura

Experienced educator, instructional designer/technologist, and graphic designer with a strong background in eLearning, social media technologies, and website production. Understands the value of digital technology and its ability to make an impact. Able to communicate and problem solve effectively through highly developed interpersonal skills.   Laura March currently leads American University’s training and certification program […]

Creating a Personal Mission Statement

My quest for finding gainful employment after graduation led me to Franklin Covey’s Mission Statement Builder. After filling out the free online form, I was presented with the following results: I am at my best when free to experiment and problem-solve. I will try to prevent times when I am micromanaged or ignored. I will […]

Behind the Blue Ribbons

Huffington Post: Impact honored my piece, The Story Behind the Blue Ribbons, on its front page today. Here’s a teaser: On Saturday September 1, the Penn State Nittany Lions will host the Ohio University Bobcats in their first football game of the season. While much has been said about the redesigned Penn State uniforms making […]

Freeh Report and Blue Out 2012

The Freeh Report was released Thursday morning, detailing the results of an independent investigation pertaining to the details of the Grand Jury Report and charges against Jerry Sandusky. It is clear that University leaders failed to stand up for those needing their help most. My thoughts on the Freeh Report and this year’s Blue Out […]

Grieving Before Graduating

My second blog submission for the Huffington Post is now online: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-march/losing-a-parent_b_1556357.html Since the Internet is fickle and I want to remember these thoughts, I’m re-posting my work below. My father died over winter break. Though he had been ill for many years, returning to my life as a student was more difficult than I […]

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It’s no secret that I love Instagram. I also love the faux drama created by bitter iPhone users that are upset by the app’s Android launch: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/iphone-users-get-elitist-over-instagram-for-android-launch/ To celebrate this righteousness, here are some of my favorite pictures that I took with Instagram over the past year. Obviously I have a thing for flowers.

Hooray for Huffpo!

My blog on Academic Conferences was finally published by the Huffington Post! So excited. View it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-march/advice-for-your-first-academic-conference_b_1392738.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false


This week is a whirlwind of conferences. I will be presenting on a panel about Penn State’s response to the Sandusky scandal at MICA (Wednesday) and at NAEA‘s National Conference (Friday)! Here’s one of the slides I made for my presentation on the Blue Out. (If you’re confused, check out the knowyourmeme page.)