Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dr. Z Anthony Kruszewski reception from UTEP, Institute of Oral History on Vimeo.

MY MENTOR WHO RETIRED AFTER 47 YEARS OF TEACHING AT UTEP.  TO TSC TRUSTEES LISTEN TO MINUTES 11:12 TO 20, AND YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO BUILD A SMALL COLLEGE INTO SOMETHING GREAT.

Dr. Z Anthony Kruszewski took me under his wings along with now UTEP president Diana Natalicio and showed me the away.  I would have dropped out without these two wonderful amazing people.  You do not have to watch the entire video.  Start at 11:21 and go to 20.  I was up all night waking up every hour, while in my dreams continuing a long conversation with him.  A lot of people find him amazing for fighting against the Nazi's as a mere teenager.  I love his stories, but what made him my mentor was, while he never tried to hide the Nazi atrocities, he worked hard to make me an others understand how Nazi Germany came about because of the repressive policies against Germany after WWI.  People had a choice starve under the post war treaty or join forces with Hitler.  He defends no one, his teaching style was always to present the full facts and help us use critical thinking to understand, rather than just judge.  Just after he gave this speech his wife June died.  She was an engaging woman, of extreme intelligence.

Based on the analytical model process he taught me 2 years before the Soviet Union ended and the Berlin wall came down, I wrote a graduate paper predicting the end of the Soviet Union.  I built an analytical model based on the Revolution of Rising Expectations and mixed it with two policies ongoing in the Soviet Union, in English known as Openness and Moving Forward.  I used only primary sources as Tony taught me as the only reliable sources.  My professor gave me an A- because it was well written and documented, but then noted my thesis and conclusions were wrong. Well as a graduate of Tony's Soviet Eastern European program at UTEP, which included visiting professors from Poland, history records me as right based on the brilliant training Tony gave me, and my professor wrong.  I hope some of you will watch this.  What he did for El Paso and UTEP is exceptional.  It is the model for how you teach and grow a small college into something.  Tony is another immigrant who made this country better.

1 comment:

BobbyWC said...

Okay troll, I will explain it to you because it is clear to me your post which will not get through is personal. When I did an identical post on a Polish nurse who saved Jewish children and linked it to the educational process, you said nothing about her self promoting.

In this case, you seem to think by attacking my mentor you are going to bother me. Not going to happen. His speach is how UTEP went from 8000 students in 1968 to 23,397 in 2015. It is informational about how to build a small college into a very successful university. What you did not hear him say is much of anything about his part in the Warsaw uprising, or the history of his mother helping the Jews. Her reward was dying in a concentration camp.

My part was his educational technique, which I believe to be key to a successful education.

None of this was paid for or promoted by my mentor. So everything you say is as always pure bullshit.

Bobby WC

September 14, 2017 at 10:10 AM Delete