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You Need First Aid, Not Financial Aid

No one in an epic crisis would intentionally slap a lifeguard, run away from the paramedics, or avoid a star in Mario Kart. That sounds silly at first, but that is how it appears when we reject help-especially when we know that we need it. But according to research help around campus is becoming more Read More

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Before You Go Back For More Fried Chicken, Make Sure That You Read This

I really hate ultimatums; I prefer to have choices and options. That’s why I used to religiously eat at buffets. Those places were created for those of us who truly believe that choices and options are better than originality and consistency. If I was on my way to grab a bite to eat and spotted Read More

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3 Steps To Miss Any Class

I’ll make this one quick because I could go on for days about this issue. If you ever become a student anywhere, you will miss a class or experience a moment that could lead to you missing a class. I hated missing class, but I soon learned that I couldn’t avoid the unexpected. Education has Read More

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Plan For The Drama…Part Two

In the last post we talked about planning for the drama that seems to arrive when you are on your way to becoming a successful student. But how do you handle drama that comes without any warning? How do you deal with the drama that arrives when you do not have a plan? Here is Read More

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Plan For The Drama

I realized this week that there is one item on my office supply list that I am running very low on: tissue. I have seen a lot of tears this semester, and it has not been pretty. The faucets have not been running over trivial things either–people are going through some serious and tough times. Read More