College Life


Students are a Blessing; Some More than Others College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: I love my students. They are cheerful (usually), intelligent (for the most part), and hard workers ( 9 times out of 10). They are engaged in the subject matter and love to get me to go off script when I’m lecturing and encourage me to head down a rabbit trail. And that’s fine. The times when we have our greatest time of fellowship...

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Pay Attention to Feedback or It Could Cost You Some Major Points College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: On every assignment for every class I teach, I offer feedback. Students are also sent emails via our announcement page, and they get special postings where they can locate additional instructions on how to successfully complete an assignment. But some students doggedly hang onto the wrong way of doing something, too stubborn to follow the instructions. Why would they do that? They are...

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I’m About to Graduate: AKA What Do I Do Now???? College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: During my time as a residential faculty member, numerous students have come to me, asking what I think they should do after college. What should their next steps be? To help guide their thinking, the first things I usually ask are “What do you want to do?” and “Where do you like the weather?” If you are young and unattached, why not live...

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Dawn Isn’t Just for Dish Grease: Use it On Clothes College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hi everyone: I learned something from one of my daughters-in-law this weekend. I had gotten some grease on a favorite blouse and the stain just wouldn’t come out. She told me, “Mom, one of our neighbors told me to use Dawn dish soap on grease stains.” I tried it and it worked like a champ! I had washed that blouse three times, with special spot...

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When You’re Supposed to Bring Five Balloons but You Only Have One College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hi everyone: I heard a great story Sunday morning. Our worship ministry assistant was telling us about how her hubby was supposed to bring home five balloons for their son’s 6-month birthday, but he only managed to make it home with one. Here’s how the story went: The hubby was tasked with one thing for his son’s birthday party: go to the dollar store and...

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work…Or Not College Life / Uncategorized

Hi everyone: I love teamwork, don’t you? Well, perhaps not so much. If you have ever had a …shall we call the person a “Non-productive Member,” then you are probably thinking I have rocks in my brain right about now. Bad teams, good teams: Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, and worn the hat. Some of my students have a project due tomorrow. Some...

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Avoiding the Freshman Fifteen College Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: A friend of mine was telling me this afternoon that he avoided going to the all-you-can-eat-in-one-plateful restaurant on campus because he didn’t want to participate in the Freshman 30. I replied, “I thought it was the Freshman Fifteen.” He said that, after a few months of eating at that place, he blew right through the 15 to 30 pounds. Thanks, my friend. I...

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Back to School Success College Life / Uncategorized

Hi Everyone: Congrats on being back in school. What in the world do you do now? Prepare, prepare, and do it. Here’s how: When I was an undergrad (and even now that I teach), I would buy an academic month-at-a-glance calendar. I use different colored pens for each class and mark off all of the assignments (including reading assignments) that I had for each class....

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