5 Tips to Improve Listening

Most of us spend more time listening than we do talking. Listening is a learned skill. Since it is a learned behavior it is something that can be improved upon. Whether you are a student or a working adult in a business meeting, you should find the following tips helpful when listening to others. Concentrate...
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Why You Should Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an excellent means of educating beyond the standard curricula on the degree plan. Interaction with peoples and cultures different from one’s own is something which every student should encounter before graduation. Even a weeklong learning experience will provide insight one could rarely gain in the traditional classroom or a global online mode...
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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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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 Make an A in Biology

“Dr. Ylostalo, how can I get an A in your Microbiology class?” A question I often get asked early in the semester by students who seek to succeed in my course. Here are some of the main points of the discussions I have with the students asking this question. These approaches will not only help...
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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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