Shippensburg University officials work hard to maintain student enrollment and keep them engaged in their classes.
Anytime and especially during a global pandemic, these retention strategies are important to aid in students’ educational journeys.
A few weeks ago, I was walking across the academic quad in front of the library when I came across a middle-aged man and his two daughters handing out little pamphlets. Now my initial reactions were both of intrigue and a desire to keep on walking past as quickly as possible.
There exists in conservative political discourse a trend toward minimizing the effect of racism in our country. One does not have to look far to see commentators decrying the New York Times’ 1619 Project as a sort of treasonous, un-American attempt to slander the great and mighty divine providence that is the United States of America.
We are only two weeks away from Election Day, and while the big race on everybody’s mind is definitely the presidential race, there are many other interesting races going on as well — especially for the Senate.
I sat in the Harley Hall Multi-Purpose Room for Shippensburg University’s President’s Hour Oct. 7. This is an opportunity for students to share their feedback with the university president and her executive management team.
Our campus community will have the opportunity to explore different cultures, beliefs and lifestyles during “Diversity Week.” Diversity Week offers campus community members the opportunity to learn about cultures, beliefs and lifestyles different than their own.
Since the beginning of civilization, kings and queens would rule over kingdoms and all who dwelt in them. Nowadays, there are just a few monarchs left in the world, with some exercising more power than others.
Let me just say this first — before the COVID-19 coronavirus I was probably the most chaotic person ever. From planning extravagant trips to having an overly detailed step-by-step plan on how I was going to be successful — I handled my stress in unhealthy ways. Of course, I always knew that life was going to punch me in the face sooner or later, but being naive, I figured I would handle it with ease because I am just that amazing *flips hair.*
When I transferred to Shippensburg University in fall 2019, I already had more than 70 credits under my belt from two prior colleges. I had taken all of my electives and general education courses. After making the sudden decision to switch from psychology to English, the only courses left to fulfill my degree requirements were English courses, scattered with a few foreign language classes. I had no idea how difficult it would be to fulfill my degree requirement until I was a semester in. Who would have thought how difficult it would be to commute from 45 minutes away and still manage to take all of my required courses?
As a college student, I’m well acquainted with the term “five minutes more;” 20 years of procrastination have shown me that. Usually those five minutes more are spent doing something entertaining rather than being productive. But sometimes it’s good to spend five more minutes on something to give it a bit more thought. Some topics would do to have more than 300 seconds of analysis spent on them.