Student Perspective

How to balance a fun and productive summer

May 16, 2012 0 Comments

For many students summer is a time to relax, maybe go to the beach and swim, or just sit around at home and do a whole lot of nothing. Others may choose to get a job and work through the summer to get some spending money during the school year, or even to take summer classes or go on a mission trip. All of these things are part of having a great balanced summer.

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German Students Get Opportunity of a Lifetime

December 20, 2011 0 Comments

This fall, ELI 360’s connection with Germany was further strengthened when two students from Lugau, Germany enrolled in our English as Second Language (ESL) program at Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) in Abilene, Texas. Maxim Farger and Robert Hornig also played soccer for the HSU Cowboys. Click here to read more about their experience in the US…

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Expanding Your Imagination

September 6, 2011 1 Comment

Imagination plays a bigger role in our adult lives than we may believe. Most of the time, we are not aware of how much of the choices we make depend on the extent of our imagination. Learning about the role of imagination in ethical decision making has revolutionized the way I look at life and education. Read more…

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Fighting Homesickness

August 9, 2011 0 Comments

International students leaving home for the first time face a vast array of challenges. Sometimes, these challenges may prove to be nothing more than minor inconveniences. On the other hand, some of these challenges can be particularly detrimental to the physical and emotional health of a student studying in a foreign country. Learn how to fight homesickness with these 5 basic practices…

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Union University’s Men’s Soccer Team Visit Brazil on Mission Trip

July 20, 2011 0 Comments

From May 22 – 31 this year, the Union University Men’ Soccer Team organized a mission trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more about their trip…

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The Value of Intramural Sports

July 7, 2011 0 Comments

Drawing inspiration from an article about students discovering their “inner athlete” at St. John’s College, Benjamin Skye writes about his own experiences playing intramural sports at Hardin-Simmons University and the values he has learned throughout those experiences.

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Class Attendance: The Key to Academic Excellence.

June 17, 2011 0 Comments

In the article titled “Just Showing Up: Educators Focus on Attendance to Help Students Succeed”, the author cites a research conducted by three professors from the State University of New York at Albany describing the relationship between a students’ class attendance and academic performance. In their research, Marcus Credé, Sylvia G. Roch, and Urszula M. Kieszczynka found that showing up for class was a stronger predictor of high marks in college than were many other commonly used predictors… read more.

Facing the SAT: FAQs and Tips.

June 9, 2011 0 Comments

I took the SAT in June 2007 and made an SAT score of 2080 out of 2400. Even though it has been several years since then, I still remember some of the things I wish someone had told me before I entered the exam hall to the SAT. I regret making certain assumptions about the test, which led to several mistakes. Thankfully, none of them were too bad and I made it out with a pretty good score. Here, I would like to share with you some tips that I think are helpful…

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14th Annual Math and Science Exhibition Draw Crowds

May 20, 2011 0 Comments

In order to encourage more innovation and independent studies, Math and Science students at Spring Arbor University are given the opportunity to showcase their research project at the university’s annual Math and Science Exhibition. Read more…

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April 27, 2011 0 Comments

This week, I stumbled across an article on the website for the Chronicle of Higher Education which told the story of how this one lady took 19 years to finish her undergraduate degree. This blog post is my response to that article. Read more…

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