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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

18 Patriotic Quotes To Share On Independence Day

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jul 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Some inspirational thoughts about liberty from great Americans to help you celebrate.

Erma Bombeck was a journalist and author whose career took off during the 1960s as she was working and raising three children.

Known for her keen wit and ability to find humor in her everyday experiences as a mother and wife, Bombeck had this to say about Independence Day:

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Topics: Gratitude

The Multitasking Debate

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jun 1, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Multitasking is the American way of life. But does it really help you get more done? One Saint Leo professor offers an alternative.

By Dr. Todd Senft
Saint Leo Center for Online Learning

You’re sitting at your desk at work eating your lunch, working on a discussion post for your online marketing course. Meanwhile, you’re on hold with the pediatrician waiting to discuss your son’s allergies. Your boss sends you an urgent so you click on your inbox to reply.

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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

Can Having A Dog Help You Get Better Grades?

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Apr 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Sure, dogs provide unconditional love. But they also relieve stress, and that may help make you a better student.

You’ve had a horrible day.

You’re in no mood to cook.

And you just got a ticket for running a red light.

If you’re a dog owner, none of that will matter when you walk through the door.

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Topics: Success

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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