Kinds of Counseling: How Theoretical Orientation Shapes Your Counseling Experience

Many factors influence your experience in counseling including the theoretical orientation of your counselor. A theoretical orientation is a counselor’s philosophy about how problems develop and how these are resolved or treated. It also informs the counselor’s focus in each counseling session, goals of counseling, and interventions you will experience in counseling sessions. Below are...
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Tips for Organizing a Speech

One of the most basic requirements for a good speech is to organize it clearly. No matter how entertaining or interesting your speech is, you must have organized material for your audience to truly understand it. A speech should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Introduction First, gain the attention of your audience. The goal...
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Professing a Calling

UMHB is in the initial stages of what we are calling the Vocare Initiative, a title based on the Latin for “to call.”  The focal point at this juncture is looking at how the main two connotations of the concept, a call to ministry and a call to a certain career (i.e. vocation), are two...
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Is Personality Permanent?

Personality can change, but it will take time. The psychological community as well as the general public have long believed that while individual behaviors, beliefs, values, and motivations may change over time, a person’s individual personality is fairly stable through life. This means that if you are generally an empathic, outgoing person early in adulthood or...
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What is Creative Nonfiction?

Here at UMHB, I teach a class called Creative Writing: Prose. This upper-level course focuses on reading and writing the short story as well as creative nonfiction. Students are always familiar with the former genre but not necessarily so with the latter. Inevitably on the first day of class, some confusion surfaces about so-called “creative...
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Adventures Abroad

Departing from the comfort of campus and embarking on a journey to distant and unknown territory can be just as terrifying as it is rewarding. For many students, the college experience simply is not complete without traveling abroad. Whether for mission oriented trips or study abroad programs, students have several opportunities for travel. Here are...
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What’s your Context?

One of the goals of the History faculty at UMHB is to ensure that our students understand how context effects events. Why does an event happen at a particular time, in a particular way? Major events in history are often associated with a famous, or infamous person. Those events occurred not only because a leader...
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5 Steps to Writing Effective Press Releases

Chalking sidewalks, blitzing the campus with posters, tapping into social media. These are tried-and-true methods to publicize your student club or organization on campus. But have you considered a wider audience—the community outside of the university via newspapers, radio and TV? Why should you bother? After all, your membership comes from within the campus. However, there...
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