Blog Academics, Alumni, College Preparation, Community, Faith, Parents
Conquering Anxiety: A Professor's Journey
Fears, whether about real dangers or imagined, often hinder us from living the life that God desires for us. We can either let fear continue to inhibit our faith or we can let our faith conquer our fears. These are some ways God used to free me from the grip of anxiety.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Modeling Being Human
The good news—and the bad news—is that we are the primary examples for our children. Instinctively though, we know that “monkey see, monkey do” applies to more than just the sweet moments of life. Our children also live in close proximity with our greatest stressors and our most critical conflicts.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Because it's much easier to receive parents' praise than parents' concern, our college students' transparency about their temptations can be limited. It is unusual for a student to admit to Mom and Dad that they are in trouble…with money…with grades…with alcohol…and especially with their...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Me or We?
It’s going to happen any day now…there will be unmistakable signs of spring on campus. The snow will melt, the trees will green up, students will take their studying outdoors, and the campus ROCK will feature two names in a heart to announce another new engagement. I’m not getting any younger but...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Blog College Preparation, Parents, Students
4 Things Parents Should Know about Paying for College
Paying for college is, quite honestly, the greatest fear for the families we work with in admissions. They understand the value of our integration of faith and learning, the world-class education, but what about the cost?
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Bread or a Stone?
I found myself back in Matthew 7 this week, reminded that the Lord invites us to ask Him for what we need. Verses 7 and 8 say, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Blog College Preparation, Parents
4 expectations parents should set with their college student
Now fall semester has begun. With our students, it is easy for hopes to get ahead of plans. While we are busy packing in the last family picnic of the summer, getting the commuter car in shape, or shopping for the dorm room supplies, it is easy to get so busy that we forget to discuss what will...
Monday, August 28, 2017
Blog Academics, Faculty, Parents, Students, The Arts
I want to write. Am I doomed to be a barista?
As an instructor in the professional writing program at UNW, I see lots of talented students. But these students sometimes don't know how to push this writing life forward as a vocation. With some guidance and practice, students begin to see that the very skills they use to tell their story can be...
Monday, April 24, 2017
Blog Alumni, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Parents
How UNW alum and parenting coach Jim Jackson found his calling
Today Jackson, along with his wife Lynne, leads Connected Families, a Christian-based ministry to parents and churches. They’ve written two books, How to Grow a Connected Family and Discipline That Connects with Your Child’s Heart.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Blog College Preparation, Faculty, Parents, Students
Lighten The Burden
A heavy burden for many students today is the ever-increasing cost of textbooks. U.S. News & World Reports noted that the cost of college textbooks has increased by 82% over the past 10 years, growing at three times the rate of inflation.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
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