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Wishing you well

Welcome to another new school year!
Here’s wishing you every success in your classes and all the other adventures on which you are embarking.
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The time has come for this “Mitchell Club Energy” blog to come to an end.
Thank you for lots of inspiration and support over the last few years here.
If you wish to remain in touch online, please consider keeping up via any or all of the following:

For photos & videos from lab and life:

Blogging continues in a slightly different direction at:

For favorite quotes, occasional updates, and links that interest me: @DrANaylor

Email me directly if you want to join our veterans’ wiki, or if you have other questions: anaylor@mitchellcc.edu

And for other science & health news and local events, follow ‘Doc Amy Naylor’ on Facebook

I wish you wellness, kindness, gratitude, and peace.


Have a wonderful summer!

summer image 2015
See you in August.

image credit: http://blogs.sxu.edu/

Summer MIND Center

For those who want to use MIND Center services
over the summer term, here are their operating hours
for June and July:

Statesville (704)978.3116
Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 2:00pm
Fridays closed

Mooresville (704)978.5412
Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00noon – 5:00pm
Fridays closed

common heritage…

Have you heard about the recent study finding that DNA from humans and yeast remain strikingly similar, despite divergent evolution over the past billion years?

“It’s a beautiful demonstration of the common heritage of all living things — to be able to take DNA from a human and replace the matching DNA in a yeast cell and have it successfully support the life of the cell.”  Edward Marcotte and Aashiq Kachroo led the way at the University of Texas at Austin in discovering that many yeast genes could be replaced with human genes, and the organisms would continue to function.

Some of our genes can work in these yeast cells.image credit: Science.com

Memorial Day Gratitude

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Enjoy the Memorial Day Concert at Mitchell.

At this time and throughout the year, thanks to all who have served.





How sweet it is to be finished with finals!

lavender and chairCongratulations on finishing the term.
Wishing all of you the very best in your next adventures.

image credit: hypnofacials.com

Good Luck with Finals

All the Best on Final Exams!


If you want reminders about some helpful
study strategies, click here.

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great and noble…

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.”
Helen Keller


image credit: helenkellerfoundation.org

Full Moon Wishes

“I cannot say
which is which:
the glowing
plum blossom is
the spring night’s moon.
Izumi Shikibu

image credit: Henny Donovan

Happy May Day!

Modern-day May Day blends multiple cultural and historical traditions…

MayDay-1950_Porter_School_Memphisimage credit: Porter School Memphis 1950

MayDay-Collierley School Dipton UK
image credit: Collierley School Dipton UK

Traditional ‘maypole’ dances are associated with the
seasonal branch of May Day’s heritage and these
festivities remain popular, especially in Europe.

Beltaine, a Celtic celebration of rebirth and the
turning of the seasons, typically falls on or about May 1.

Beltaine’s celebrations mark joyful gratitude
for the onset of fertility and the growing season.

Animals can be turned out to pasture, flowers bloom,
and creative power stirs throughout the world.


image credit: foundsf.org
In the United States, May Day took another twist
in the late nineteenth century.
According to the Industrial Workers of the World,
“On May 1, 1886, more than 300,000 workers
in 13,000 businesses across the United States
walked off their jobs in the first May Day
celebration in history.” 
Click here for an eye-opening historical perspective.

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