jkowens .com

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Welcome to my home page. These sites relate to activities being pursued during the spring and summer of 2013 that benefit from access to the Internet.

 

PCBS

I have been privileged to be associated with the Pacific Coast Banking School for many years as an instructor in this outstanding three year program. The link takes you to a support site developed for my course "Global Finance" presented during the 2013 Resident Session.

 

West Texas A&M University

My association with WTAMU began with my undergraduate education and I have enjoyed teaching here since 1978. The link connects to the main web page for the College of Business at the University. I presently serve them as the Don Hodges Professor of Corporate Governance and Ethics. It has been a great career with WTAMU and I continue to enjoy teaching as much or more than when I first began my career.

 

FMT Financial Management Toolbox

 

Jimz Penz n Glazz Thingz

This site reflects my current interest in hand-crafted pens and pencils plus a long standing avocation involving stained glass and glass etching. I sell some of my work directly through commission, some of it is sold in a local jewelry store and some of the standardized objects are sold on E-BAY. I have also recently begun building bicycles out of salvaged old bike parts and metal tubing. My most recent bike is a tadpole recumbent trike with an electric "pusher" trailer which was fun to build and to learn about small electric motor basics. The motor is a 36 volt brushless hub motor from China which is powered by three 12 volt batteries wired in series. New projects are always fun but I still really enjoy making the pens and giving them away or donating them to various charities for their event auctions. I sell just enough of them to afford the hobby and the rest goes to other causes. Recently I sent 25 pens made from 50 caliber bullet casings with desert camo acrylic fronts to snipers previously deployed in Afghanistan. I was introduced to them through friends of my daughter who has twice been deployed to the Middle East for the United States Air Force.

 

FAMILY

This links to my personal site with family pictures, bicycle related links and anything else that is of interest to me or those with whom I spend a lot of time. Carolyn has a strong interest in cooking and remodeling so I will be adding some material related to those interests and continue to regale on-lookers about my great family.