Rethinking Cognitive Dissonance

We were all shaken and dismayed by the recent violence and turmoil that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA, and in other places throughout the country. It can be hard to understand why these sorts of things keep happening. Just a few weeks ago, a bizarre extension of this tension manifested itself in the form of a...
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See One, Do One, Teach One

“See one, do one, teach one” is a phrase that is believed to have been coined by William Halstead, MD. Dr. Halstead created the first surgical residency-training program in the United States at John Hopkins. The catch phrase is a simple teaching model, but is it effective? I can teach my nine-year-old daughter how to...
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3 Keys to Winning at Argument

I have been a professional arguer all my life. As a professor of Business Law and Ethics, I employ the Socratic method to help my students refine truth through the crucible of continuous argument. As a pastor, I argued for the cause of Christ every Sunday, and every chance I could between Sundays. Before that,...
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Plan for Your Future

For most incoming students, moving to college for the first time is an exciting chance to start something new. Whether you are moving far away from home or staying closer, you are still trying something new and exciting that will challenge you and help you grow in so many different ways. Often, when talking to...
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Completing the FAFSA

Creating an FSA ID It is strongly recommended that you create an FSA ID, a username and password combination that allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. Your FSA ID also can be used to sign loan contracts and to access certain information online. You can get your FSA ID as you fill out the...
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Tips for Student Development and Success

College life is an exciting time that is full of adventure and various learning opportunities. The college arena can also be intimidating for some individuals as there is much preparation involved in becoming a successful student. With this in mind, there are few things students can do to enhance student development and success. Become a...
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Choosing a Christian College

When visiting and looking at colleges while in high school, it’s easy to get caught up in the schools with the best program, the coolest campus, or schools just far enough from home. I’ll admit that I changed my mind on which college to attend at least four times, and a couple of those were...
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The Indispensable Academic Catalog

What courses are required on my degree plan? Why was I placed on academic probation? How much are the course fees? What are the admission requirements? These and more are popular questions among college students. Students call, email, google and ask their friends for answers but, all of these questions and more can be answered...
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Awaken Your Childhood Dreams

Do you remember your childhood dream to grow up and become a firefighter, a ballerina, a professional baseball player, or perhaps a nurse? My dream was to become a singer or a wedding planner. Quite often, those childhood dreams were fun, but they don’t always come into view when making the logical decision about what...
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When Life Gives You Lemons…

As you go through life, you meet many challenges, curves, and obstacles – lemons. Think how boring life would be if you never make mistakes, everything goes exactly as you want all the time, and you never encounter challenges. You may be inclined to choose to surrender and let things have negative impacts on yourself...
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