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The Search for the Silent Frog

Have you ever been the first to discover something?  Seen something that few if any people have ever seen? Felt that tremendous burst of exhilaration as you realized you were part of something that has never been done before?  Finished first in a big race, or won a championship of some sort? I had that kind of experience this summer. It happened on June 10, and I was in a pre-montane rainforest in Tinamaste, Costa Rica.

Students: Just Launched A Start-Up – Now What?

So you’re in college and just launched a start-up and you’re all excited to jump in and get started right? I understand the exuberance; I was there once myself. Let’s take a look at three things that can either help your business grow or prevent it from growing at all. Know Your Prospective Customers This is number one on your list for a good reason. Make sure your start-up team whether it is just you as

5 Reasons to Work On Campus While In College

Working a campus job has the potential to be a great experience, especially at a school like Eastern Nazarene College. There are multiple reasons why that is and I can give you a supervisor’s perspective on the advantages for students. Scheduling Flexibility Campus employers know that you are at ENC to attend classes and we support those academic endeavors first and foremost. While all the campus jobs expect you to manage your time, we also schedule
ENC Physics and Engineering – A New Brand Of Education

ENC Physics and Engineering – A New Brand Of Education

  The United States is currently facing some very important decisions about the future of Higher Education. While we continue to hold the largest number of the best scientists in the world, the gap between these scientists and the next group of best US scientists have been steadily growing in the last 10 years. Many countries in the European block such as Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and recently Great Britain, have moved to higher education reform by
The Mysterious World of Snakes: Venom Extraction

The Mysterious World of Snakes: Venom Extraction

During our Winter Break, I had the opportunity to travel to Central Florida with my family and some friends.  While the rest were off doing the theme park experience, I decided to go to some places where I could learn more about nature and the species with which we share this planet.  One of the places I went was Reptile World Serpentarium in Saint Cloud.  This facility has been open since 1972 and houses over 80

Why Study History If You’ve Already Lived Through It?

History is one of those majors in college that is greatly underestimated and misunderstood by those who have not experienced it in the college classroom. History majors have the potential to learn some amazing skills while in college that all businesses need. Who would have thought that studying history would be such a significant means to learning critical professional skills? After all, History majors study things like the Revolution, Machu Picchu, The Boston Massacre and the
3 Time Management Tips

3 Time Management Tips

“Full-time grad school? Are you crazy? Why are you doing this to yourself?” my friends would ask. When I decided to enter a Master’s program, it was impulsive: I needed a career change and wanted a new challenge. I jumped right into it, dragging along my family, my job, and a full calendar of music lessons, PTO events, etc.!I found out that my class schedule was roughly equivalent to adding on a new part-time job. That’s
Why Choose A College Close To Home?

Why Choose A College Close To Home?

Once the offers start rolling in, acceptance letters are piling up and the tough decision has been made… you’re off to college and staying close to home is important –but why? Some college students that choose to go to school far away from home feel like they want to get away as if distance really matters. What they don’t understand is that once they’re on campus, they are away from home and making all their decisions
8 Reasons Why Every College Student Needs An Internship

8 Reasons Why Every College Student Needs An Internship

As college students work their way through school, they inch closer to the coveted graduation date and a full-time job. Along the way, there can be constant pressure about getting an internship or not, and the question of whether it is really worth it? These are very good questions that each student thinks about, especially as they transition to upper-classmen status. Why Are Internships In College So Important? Experience: Students that have internships acquire more well-rounded
From Quincy To Dublin and Beyond

From Quincy To Dublin and Beyond

Education can be achieved through different avenues. Traditionally, education is viewed to come from a formal classroom setting with instructors, desks, paper, textbooks and Powerpoint slides. Recently, education has shown up in a new arena of self-study via on-demand and online learning, which is wreaking havoc on our traditional education models and assessment. However, education through hands-on experiences has always been hailed as a desirable form of learning. In early days, hands-on learning was achieved through
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