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Boyce Durr

It has been nearly 25 years since I entered my first class as a High School English teacher in the wonderful little town of Prairie Home, Missouri. I loved teaching high school and thought I might do this for my entire career. However, plans change, life happens, and some opportunities have to be taken. My name is Boyce D. Durr. I have both a B.A. in English and an M.A.E. in English education from Truman State University in Missouri and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from New York University. Since teaching high school, I have worked at NYU, Queens College, Virginia Polytechnic University, Kaplan University, and Radford University before transitioning back to the Midwest, where I now work as a writer and marketing editor at Fort Hays State University. I spent much of my career helping students develop their writing. Now I look forward to putting these skills to work at FHSU, sharing some of the fantastic stories found here at Tiger Nation.
FHSU Alum, lifelong learner, and Hays teacher focuses on students during difficult times
By Boyce Durr on August 27, 2021

After more than 25 years working in Hays public schools, Amy Wasinger is familiar to many people in the Hays community. But what few of them know is the extent to which Wasinger has gone...

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ONE TEACHER’S MISSION – TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
By Boyce Durr on July 20, 2021

“There is no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching; you have to let students tell you what they need and build relationships in order to be successful.” Dani Hartung, a fifth-grade...

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Tips for Choosing a College Major
By Carmen Fanning on March 30, 2021

Tips for Choosing a College Major The major you choose is honestly one of the most important decisions you’ll make in college. It has a huge impact on your career choice in the future...

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Stories from an Online Music Ed Major
By Shayna Ede on February 23, 2021

Stories from an Online Music Ed Major Now that spring break is over and we are back to the reality of the world right now, it has come to my attention that online classes will in no way...

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A Day in the Life of an Ultrasound Student
By Carmen Fanning on February 4, 2021

A Day in the Life of an Ultrasound Student My alarm goes off at 6:15 a.m. I groan, not even the sun is out yet. It's Monday morning and I just spent the entire weekend studying for 2...

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