Tips for a Great Morning

We are all guilty of hitting the snooze button more than once before we stumble to the kitchen for our morning cup of coffee. We rush to get dressed and fly out the door. We start the day in chaos, and sometimes it feels like we spend the rest of the day in that same...
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Keeping Track of Your Money

Checkbook? Account Register? Bank Statement? Balance My Account? What does all of this mean?  The 20-something’s of today have probably never heard of any of these terms, much less even used them. In today’s high-tech era, it’s most likely a dying practice. For those that may want to learn how we 40(+)-something’s keep track of our...
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Junk in your trunk?

We all have that one space in our home that attracts all the clutter. It is the place where you keep everything that you know you do not want to throw away, however, you are not entirely sure where it belongs. If you are an old soul like me, you have a trunk packed full...
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Mindset: Will You Succeed?

Does your mindset directly affect your success in life? Lately, I have been digging deeper to try and find the answer to this question. I started competing in sports early in life, but it wasn’t until high school that I really started to notice how much my mindset affected my performance. I specifically remember having...
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A More Fulfilled Summer

Congratulations on making it to another summer break! Hopefully your hard work these past two semesters has paid off and you’ve got some opportunities to look forward to in the next three or so months. Even if you’re someone that is no longer enrolled in school, there’s certainly something different about summer, isn’t there? Almost...
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Why Study Abroad?

The college experience offers so many new opportunities. Of course, parents and faculty hope new academic learning will be the highlight. However, new friends from diverse backgrounds, new social opportunities, and new activities can be just as important. College is time to explore new things. As a faculty member, I have taken students to Europe...
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How to Get Hired but Never Get Promoted

Here’s how you get hired but never get promoted: cram for your exams. I know, I know… I’m a professor admonishing students to improve study habits. Enough already. So let me change hats for you – I was in corporate America for 29 years before becoming a college professor. I had my own company for...
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5 Ways to Wreck Your College Career

As a college professor and administrator, I have seen thousands of students come to campus and succeed.  I’ve also seen a few fail.  Each semester I have to write letters to a handful of students to tell them they are not invited back the following term.  Every one of those students is different but their...
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Do Good.

Do Good. My son has this statement on a sticker on the back window of his car. Simple, to the point, can’t really argue with it. Do Good. He told me it is a saying from one of his favorite companies – Cotopaxi. According to their website, Cotopaxi’s tagline is “Gear for Good”, and their...
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