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  1. Got the grant that ate up all of Fall semester. Now on to doing the actual study.

    1. Thanks_Tom RR

      Thanks_Tom RR

      Con-GRANT-ulations!!! My wife came up with that expression.

    2. Huskerzoo

      Huskerzoo

      @Thanks_Tom RR my wife always just says, great job putting in a ton of extra work, as your reward we've got even more work for you. 

       

      I appreciate it though.

    3. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Now it's time to put your mouth where your money is :lol:

  2. Writing grants in an unsupportive academic environment is the most soul sucking thing I've ever done. 

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    2. Thanks_Tom RR

      Thanks_Tom RR

      @teachercd As a young professor, tenure is like strapping a time-bomb on your chest. You have 5 years to prove to the university you have a stable, productive, and independently-funded research program with the added charges of service and teaching expectations. The dream of becoming an old professor is secondary to the hope you can keep your job following your tenure review.

    3. teachercd

      teachercd

      "Strapping a bomb to your chest!  Haha!  I bet it is!  I thought it was 7 years though, but still...it is amazing that the system is set up in such a "good ole boy" way...

       

      Basically you are getting hazed for 5 years (or less!) and then once you are "in" you are pretty protected (right?).

       

      @Thanks_Tom RR

       

      My buddy is a Prof at PSU now...his last stop before that was in New Zealand. 

    4. Thanks_Tom RR

      Thanks_Tom RR

      The difference between pre-tenured and tenured status is that colleges can choose to not renew the contract and terminate a professor without cause or reason during the probationary, pre-tenured period. The university has to demonstrate incompetence or unprofessional conduct before firing a tenured professor. So, tenure provides some job security, but it does not make you bullet-proof. You still get evaluated for promotions and raises; you just get the right to be fired with cause.

  3. Given the comment about having a close knit team and the fact that I do research on developing connection between people, I'm trying to a way to get the team to let me work with them. Odds of it happening are almost zero, but it would be pretty dang awesome. 

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    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      You could probably make a career out of studying this year's team.

    3. Huskerzoo

      Huskerzoo

      It's true. I'm actually working with the AD at my current university to see if we can do this with the teams here. I'm hoping that I can get a little momentum behind the application of this stuff to sports. 

    4. krc1995

      krc1995

      Do you follow Brett McCabe? Go work for him. His podcasts are very, very good. 

  4. Off to Indiana for a very cold football game. 

    1. B.B. Hemingway

      B.B. Hemingway

      Almost decided to make the trek, but Nebraska is 0-2 in games I've attended this year. That, and the Vikings are in KC this weekend....Can't miss that.

  5. Does anyone know where to buy a lil' red Halloween costume?

    1. Huskerzoo

      Huskerzoo

      I should be clear, one of the priorities is a mask with the soulless eyes. 

    2. HuskerInLostWages

      HuskerInLostWages

      you have this one, but I doubt it's what you're looking for :)

       

      edit: nevermind, the link wont work and looked horrible.

  6. Grant application in. Way too much work for such a small one. 

    1. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      That’s what she said.

    2. macroboy

      macroboy

      What's worse is when you get the grant and then realize you said you'd do way too much stuff for such a small amount of money.

  7. Area code gate has started!

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    2. Huskerzoo

      Huskerzoo

      But it's worth 4 questions in a press conference: 

       

    3. hskrfan4life
    4. Redux

      Redux

      I for one, am pissed

  8. Seriously Mav, you gotta remind us that missing out on Bookie sucked? Boo this man.

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    2. Husker Poyer
    3. MLB 51

      MLB 51

      Mav, I figured that was the case. One word wrecked it. :D

    4. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      Imagine that. Diaco would have ruined him in Lincoln, ruined him at OU, and is “thriving” in Grinch’s defense? Go figure 

  9. If status updates are going away, it would seem I'm going to have to start posting in threads. See you all on the flip side. 

  10. Moving day!

    1. Danny Bateman

      Danny Bateman

      Us too, this weekend anyway. Best of luck!

  11. Just put in my notice at my job a month in advance. Told by my boss that I should have trusted them more and told them sooner. Also told by my boss I might lose my benefits because I'm only part time during the summer. Take home message: Don't notify employer in advance that you're leaving, just stop showing up. What BS. 

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    2. Thanks_Tom RR

      Thanks_Tom RR

      @Huskerzoo Yeah, moving around in academic jobs can be tough on any relationship between you and more senior members of the department you are leaving. One reason is because filling a open faculty line can be a 1-2 yr prospect for the department. Honestly, you got to do what is best for you.

       

      As far as when you should tell your chair you are on the market, you got to read your own situation. It does not always pay to tell your chair you are leaving early in the process because I have heard stories about chairs trying to sandbag your candidacy. On the other hand, I have heard riffs can form between you and your former colleagues if you wait too late or leave under uncertain terms.

       

      Moving past all of these generalities and worst case scenarios, from what I know about your situation, you are making a good move. It is hard living apart for a spouse, so getting appointments at the same university is awesome.

    3. Toe

      Toe

      Employees are supposed to give employers advance notice, but how often do employers give advance notice that they're cutting an employee loose?

    4. teachercd

      teachercd

      Moving around in education sucks...It is almost like they try to shame you for leaving or wanting to leave.

  12. Off-season posts or a colonoscopy?

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    2. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      I'll take the colonoscopy. At least you're unconscious for that 

    3. Redux

      Redux

      Leaning towards the colonoscopy.  Too many pissy attitude cowards during offseason.  Same really during season but at least there are games to distract me from getting annoyed by it.

    4. Toe

      Toe

      Is this related to the lube question?

  13. Anyone have any general house buying advice? 

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    2. teachercd

      teachercd

      If possible...see if the basement has a deep well...it can come in handy.  My last neighbor, Buffalo Bill, he had one, raved about it!

    3. Red Five

      Red Five

      If you live in a northern climate that gets snow, its best to have a south facing driveway (or at least not a north facing driveway).

    4. Savage Husker

      Savage Husker

      Avoid homes with backyards against a main road. Unless you can handle that constant noise

  14. Did the seemingly impossible. Wife and I offered tenure track positions in the same department. Chair of the department is also a husker fan. Life is good. 

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    2. Savage Husker
    3. cheekygeek
    4. Thanks_Tom RR

      Thanks_Tom RR

      It can't be coincidence that @Huskerzoo and his wife accept new faculty  positions the same time that KU announces a new course offering (mentioned in @RedSavage's update). First, welcome to Lawrence. Second, which of you is teaching that course? :P

  15. Don't think this second half  is going to go well. 

    1. JJ Husker

      JJ Husker

      Oh sure, you're just trying to create the same Juju as yesterday. :lol:

    2. Huskerzoo

      Huskerzoo

      @JJ Husker only by request. I'm only minorly superstitious myself, I held off making this post for a whole half. 

  16. Don't think this basketball game is going to go well. 

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    2. knapplc

      knapplc

      @Huskerzoo You and me both, man.

    3. knapplc
    4. C N Red

      C N Red

      @HuskerzooYou really need to make another status update like this one soon. #superstition

  17. Well humph. Wife didn't get the number 1 job we were aiming for. Might be another year of living apart. 

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    2. Scarlet Overkill

      Scarlet Overkill

      Well, that sucks. But, i firmly believe all things happen for a reason.  Something wonderful will arise.

    3. krc1995

      krc1995

      That’s hard. How far apart? Hubby and I lived apart for the first 4-5 years and while it was difficult, it was like being on vacation when we were together. 

    4. Huskerzoo

      Huskerzoo

      Last year it was about 8 hours of flying and 2 time zones. This year it's a 4 hour drive. Next year we might be back to flying unless something else pans out. It's just exhausting and we're talking about kids and whatnot. 

  18. Winter break is a magical time of the year. 

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    2. Huskerzoo

      Huskerzoo

      I'm at a university. We're closed for the next three weeks. Just enough time to enjoy downtime without getting bored. 

    3. B.B. Hemingway

      B.B. Hemingway

      I own a landscaping company. Winter time is for yard clean-ups and landscape/tree trimming.... I always try and give the guys a significant amount of time off around Christmas, because work is slower anyways, and selfishly, it's my favorite time of year. haha.

    4. huKSer

      huKSer

      College finals are graded. HS finals are this week. Then I can start Christmas shopping.

  19. These girls can dig deep. Good match. 

  20. Our ability to defend the paintis not great. 

    1. ZRod

      ZRod

      Hate us cuz they aintis?

  21. Syracuse's passing game seems to rely on running backwards 10 yards than throwing it out of bounds. 

    1. Toe

      Toe

      Did Potatoes O'Brien transfer there?

  22. Go vote. No matter your politics, make your voice heard. 

  23. I've been hard on him all season, but...Lamar Jackson, kid might just be exactly what we need next season. 

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    2. Huskerzoo

      Huskerzoo

      @Redux that's why I said next year. 

       

      In all honesty, I think a strong sports psychologist would go a long way for some of our players. Lightbourne and Jackson among those who could benefit the most. 

    3. HuskerNBigD

      HuskerNBigD

      attitude and effort is much better. Agree with @StPaulHusker, tackling still needs to get better if he wants to make it in the league. Several times it looks like he tries to go low with the shoulder rather than initiating contact through the player.

    4. ScottyIce

      ScottyIce

      Forced fumbled on saturday with a tackle... as most of us are saying...he is getting better, not perfect.

  24. It would be awesome if it didn't feel like my brain was trying to escape my skull. 

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    2. HuskerInLostWages

      HuskerInLostWages

      Walgreens cheaper version of Excedrin Migraine, the stuff works and within 15 mins.  It what @Reduxsaid is true, then you'll have that for a week or 2.

    3. Thanks_Tom RR
    4. Scarlet Overkill

      Scarlet Overkill

      I hope it's not brain cysts.

  25. ScottyIce is the only name on my accountability list. SHAME. 

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