Spring events for parents on campus

Spring events for parents on campus

It wasn’t that long ago your student was home for winter break, but you may already be hankering to visit. I work in Parent and Family Programming and encourage families to spend time on campus learning about the culture and community. Spring semester is the perfect time to see the college in action! Take advantage of opportunities to get to

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Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

By Patricia Helton and Jo Calhoun Of all the fears we may have about our college students’ safety, sexual assault ranks near the top. Given recent national news, we understandably worry about our daughters (primarily) becoming victims of assault or our sons (primarily) being accused of committing it. Research indicates that college-aged adults are at increased

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Spring semester action items for your college student

Spring semester action items for your college student

Students are back on campus following a well-deserved winter break. Spring semester will soon be in full swing! In addition to coursework and extracurricular commitments (and of course their social life), there are activities and tasks that are unique to the second semester. This Top 5 should be on your student’s radar: 1. Meeting with an

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Healthy meal ideas for students living off campus

Healthy meal ideas for students living off campus

Good nutrition is the foundation for feeling energetic, alert and strong, but eating well can be a challenge for college students who live off campus. They are at the mercy of student budgets, transportation limitations and novice (or nonexistent!) cooking skills. I know because I have seen my own two college-aged children struggle to prepare easy,

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Mid-year money conversations

Mid-year money conversations

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As the proud parent of a college student, it might feel as if your parenting days are almost over, but there is one important area where your almost-adult child can still use plenty of input and guidance: smart money management. Newfound financial freedom can be intoxicating. There are so many interesting things to do on

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Help your student power through finals

Help your student power through finals

The weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break are tough on students. No way to sugar coat it. They are buried in work: reading, exam preparation, final projects, more reading, paper writing, etc. Some first-year students experience another wave of homesickness after the Thanksgiving holiday. Seniors are extra stressed as they work on theses and capstone

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When to visit the campus health center

When to visit the campus health center

The health center is right on campus, convenient, and staffed with professionals who will know when a problem is treatable or when your student should be referred to a specialist or sent to the emergency room. Students should feel comfortable taking advantage of campus health resources, and parents should feel confident that they will receive

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