Making Decisions vs. Forming Habits

As my friend was starting a new chapter in life, she declared she would go ahead and live the type of life that would cause her to become the type of person she wanted to be.  No more intentions without actions. She thought about habits she wanted to form, and asked what practices she needed...
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Tips for Studying: Study to Teach

Note cards. Highlighting. Reading the book over and over again. All of these are great study tools but they don’t guarantee you will actually learn. My best study tip for students is this – “study to teach”.  Ask yourself this question – if your instructor invited you to teach his class the next day, would...
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5 Things to Know When Completing the FAFSA

Every college student seeking financial aid (either scholarships or loans) should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You and your parents will need a PIN. The first thing you will need to do is get a PIN for you and your parents. The PIN is your signature on the FAFSA and other...
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Engineering in Everyday Life

One of the most common questions I get asked by engineering students is “What is engineering?” A close second is “How does engineering relate to my life?” The most fundamental definition of an engineer is someone who creates solutions to the problems faced by humanity. A group of students in my freshmen class created a...
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Basics of Programming Languages

Everything from your favorite social media site, television, microwave oven, Smartphone, app, missiles, etc (the list is long) are made possible, or should we say operational, by a code – often referred to as source code (term used to describe a computer program) written in some language. Programming Languages Share Similarities to Actual Languages And...
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Introducing the UMHB Blog

Happy New Year, Crusaders! We’re excited to announce that we are launching a brand new UMHB Blog this year. Over 70 of our faculty and staff members have committed to write here. Expect to find life hacks, practical information for daily life, and other helpful information from the outstanding faculty and staff of the University...
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