Many celebrate this holiday by showering their significant others, families, and friends with chocolates, flowers, and little trinkets designed to express just how strongly they feel. In fact, in 2017, the National Retail Federation reports that $18.2 billion was spent on various Valentine’s Day goodies, down slightly from the $19.7 billion that was spent the year before.
Topics: Valentine's Day
If Saint Leo student advisors could give their students one thing for Christmas, here’s what it would be.
In 1944, music teacher Donald Yetter Gardner asked second-grade students at his school what they wanted for Christmas. As they excitedly responded, he was struck by how many of them – missing their upper middle teeth – lisped their way through their Christmas wishes.
With management, comes meetings. Saint Leo professor offers advice on how to turn the bane of the business world into a physically beneficial experience.
Chances are, you’re looking forward to many aspects of a future business position as you pursue your online management degree — taking on a leadership role, contributing to your company or encouraging employees. But the inevitable meetings managers endure are another story.
Expressing gratitude is taking action that can touch others in positive ways.
Gratitude seems to have become trendy in recent years. The intense focus on gratitude lists, journals, books and blogs could lead you to think that we’re only now realizing the value of counting our blessings here in the 21st century.
Actually, the value of gratitude has been around a long time – since the beginning of time, some would say, if you include biblical references to the significance of giving thanks.
Activities, games and apps to boost your brain power and improve your concentration.
Okay, online students, time for a quick quiz.
You have a pile of reading and a paper to write. Do you:
Power through with a lot of coffee.
Play on your phone.
Our country is the land of the free because we are the home of the brave.
As we prepare to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 240 years ago, the Saint Leo community thanks the selfless men and women who serve in the name of liberty -- the members of our armed forces who keep our nation free -- and their family members who serve on the homefront.
What can you do to honor the sacrifice of those who died serving our country?
Before it became a federal holiday in 1971 and its observance moved to the last Monday in May, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day and took place on May 30th. This year, the last Monday in May actually falls on the original Decoration Day date.
Online student Bill Adkins reflects on the need to develop resiliency in order to cope with life's challenges.
By Bill Adkins,
Student, Saint Leo University|Online
As I sit here typing this blog for Saint Leo – counting the number of classes I have left before graduation (four!) – I can’t help but think of my first experiences in college over 17 years ago.
Student support staff in Saint Leo’s Center for Online Learning reach out to much younger students than usual to assist in their educational journey.
Hold up a shiny new copy of the beloved book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” in front of St. Peter Claver’s kindergarten class, and students’ exuberance is spontaneous.
Topics: Core Values
Two Saint Leo business professors offer insight into attaining work-life balance. Download the podcast to hear their lively discussion.
Whatever you call it – work-life balance, work-life integration, or work-life success – Americans are constantly seeking the elusive secret to having it all: the perfect blend of career and home life.Professional-personal life nirvana.