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Why Resiliency Matters

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Success

Center For Online Learning Staff Shares Joy Of Reading

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Core Values

The Secret To Achieving Work-Life Balance

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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.
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Topics: Productivity

14 Time Management Tips To Help You Succeed In Your Online Program

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Each of us has exactly 86,400 seconds to spend every day. How we make the most of those seconds is up to us.

Did you do anything yesterday that was not necessary?

Maybe you started a discussion post during your lunch hour and got side-tracked by a co-worker with a “quick” question.

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Topics: Productivity

Working Parents: We Salute You!

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Sep 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Are you juggling parenthood, a career  – and an online degree program? September 16 is National Working Parents Day – your day to take a bow.

By Tiffany Nelson, Ed.S., Prevention Counselor
Saint Leo University Counseling Center

September 16 is National Working Parents Day. And while all parents who work full-time and are raising a family deserve a pat on the back, if you’re also enrolled in a Saint Leo online degree program, you are totally amazing.

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Topics: Productivity

5 Tips For Smart Coffee Consumption

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Aug 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM

August is National Coffee Month. Kick off your celebration by learning how to be a smarter coffee consumer.

Maybe it’s all those papers to write and deadlines to meet. Or the challenge of juggling course assignments with life’s daily demands. Whatever the reason, coffee and college seem to go hand in hand.

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Topics: Productivity

Reclaiming Memorial Day

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on May 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Reading the 1868 proclamation establishing the original Decoration Day on May 30th is a sobering reminder of the meaning of Memorial Day.

Lost amidst the beach chairs, bathing suits and white shoes that signify the official start of the summer season, Memorial Day has become a three-day weekend, crammed with not-to-miss sales at big box stores and car dealerships, family picnics and mini vacations.

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Topics: Gratitude

Let The March Madness Begin... At Work?

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Mar 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Saint Leo sport business instructor says it’s inevitable: people will spend time at work on March Madness activities. But it can make good business sense to embrace the madness.

And so it begins.

In case you missed it, yesterday was Selection Sunday – the day the NCAA announced which college basketball teams performed well enough during the regular season to make it to the field of 68 and the Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship tournament.

That means it’s time to fill in those brackets – something millions of employees may well do on company time.

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Topics: Just For Fun

Super Bowl Sunday: More Than A Game

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Even the most casual sports fan can score big answering our Super Bowl trivia questions.

If you’re a student in one of Saint Leo’s online degree programs, you’re probably planning on submitting those discussion posts and assignments early this Sunday.

Because whether you’re a football fan or not, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. And the best thing about this American ritual is that you don’t have to be a sports fan to have great time.

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Topics: Just For Fun

Keeping It Simple

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Dec 23, 2014 8:02:00 AM

Thinking back to the birth of his first son, theology professor Randall Woodard reflects on what matters most as we prepare for Christmas – and journey through life.

By Dr. Randall Woodard,
 Assistant Professor of Theology and Religion

When my oldest son was born (he’s now 15!) I was in graduate school and had no money at all.

In fact, money was so tight that a friend of mine found a crib on the side of the road and decided to pick it up for me, knowing how financially embarrassed I was at the time. It was somewhat humiliating, but Danny slept in that crib in the one-bedroom apartment for the first two years of his life.

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Topics: Happiness

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