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SAGE Scholars Monthly Newsletter | August 2022

Goldey-Beacom College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Goldey-Beacom College Joins SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards

Goldey-Beacom College is a small, private, non-profit regional college located in the Pike Creek area of Wilmington, Delaware, halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C. The College offers Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degrees in many areas of business and social sciences. Accounting, Finance, Psychology and Criminal Justice are just some of their most popular.

When it comes to under-served communities, Goldey-Beacom ranks among the nation's best colleges for providing meaningful economic advancement — for the students who need it most. In fact, the Economic Mobility Index places GBC in the Top 20% of colleges nationwide! The Tier 1 schools recognized in this ranking help significant numbers of low-to moderate-income students achieve significant economic advancement with the degrees earned.

While Goldey-Beacom's campus size and student body are small, GBC is big on meeting a college-bound student's expectations: Five residence halls, a newly-renovated dining facility, NCAA Division II athletics, plenty of campus activities, and a committed and caring faculty who are available for assistance whenever
you need it.

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Emory & Henry Continues Six Years of Tuition Freeze and Announces Recent Accolades

Emory & Henry Continues Six Years of Tuition Freeze and Announces Recent Accolades

Since 2016, Emory & Henry College has held its tuition costs steady to maintain access and affordability for students in the region and beyond. Tuition prices have not been increased in more than five years in an attempt to ensure that quality education at the highly-ranked higher education institution is available to as many potential students as possible. Access to generous academic merit scholarships and now athletic scholarships continue to make Emory & Henry a college of choice for hundreds of students.

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Fiske Guide to Colleges Credits K for Imperative Projects, Engaged Faculty

Fiske Guide to Colleges Credits K for Imperative Projects, Engaged Faculty

Kalamazoo College again is featured in a global guide to institutions of higher education that has been trusted by students, families and guidance counselors for nearly 40 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Edward B. Fiske was the New York Times education editor for 17 years. During that time, he thought college-bound students needed better information in selecting a college or university. He wrote the Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them and updated it annually with an editorial team. The guide now includes a selective, subjective and systematic look at more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and the UK along with indexes that break down schools by state; academic, social and quality-of-life ratings; financial aid availability and acceptance rates. Read More

SCAD Sneaker design minor

SCAD Sneaker design minor

From sportswear and street style to runway fashion and museum exhibitions, sneakers have transcended their primary function and made their mark as cultural commodities. In the sneaker design minor, students develop knowledge and skills in sketching, rendering, concept development, design, digital prototyping, and branding for luxury and high-performance sneakers. Working with leading-edge virtual-reality technology, students amplify possibilities for innovative and sustainable sneaker design and manufacturing. Students who complete the sneaker design minor emerge with a professional-quality portfolio that includes both physical and digital prototypes of original sneaker designs. Read More

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Liberal Arts Courses Add Value to Your Education

By Nichole Brazelton

When listening to or reading general discussions across media platforms, I notice that "the humanities" are usually grouped and compared with, or set at odds against, fields like science, technology, trades, and business. When listening to my students, I frequently hear them echo the same talking points and express almost a disdain for the humanities. Comparing liberal arts courses against other courses has created a false dichotomy: a situation in which only a limited number of options are presented as mutually exclusive. As a result of this false dichotomy, some parents and students believe that liberal arts courses take the place of classes that would be more beneficial to students. In this article, I want to dispel that myth by looking at the value of humanities courses for students pursuing degrees in business, accounting, or leadership studies. Read More

Why Do Clubs in College Matter?

By Britney Cox

You might think the time for clubs is best left in the past during your high school days. However, clubs in college are important for understanding who you are, making friends, gaining experience in your desired field, and making connections with your professors and future employers. Besides these benefits, you might want to have fun, which is extremely important to your overall physical and mental well-being in college. Clubs can make you an overall better and well-rounded student. Read More

Part One: Student + Nature = The Biophilic Campus

By Patricia Roy

In this two-part series, Tricia Roy discusses the importance of incorporating biophilia into your campus lifestyle. If you've ever enjoyed a scenic mountain view or a swim at the beach, you have probably experienced the phenomenon known as biophilia. Not only is biophilia a fascinating subject for interdisciplinary study, it just might help you do better in school. Read More

Stevenson to Become First NCAA Athletics Program to Offer Men's Beach Volleyball

Stevenson to Become First NCAA Athletics Program to Offer Men's Beach Volleyball

Stevenson University announces today that it is adding men's beach volleyball as its 29th NCAA Division III varsity sport, becoming the first NCAA school in the nation to sponsor a varsity men's beach volleyball program.Stevenson was the first in the nation to establish an NCAA DIII women's beach volleyball program, which launched in spring 2016, and has had an NCAA DIII men's indoor volleyball program since 2002. "At Stevenson, we have always taken an entrepreneurial approach to enhancing academic, co-curricular, and athletic opportunities for students," said Elliot Hirshman, President of Stevenson University.

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St. Lawrence grant launches new Bloomberg Finance Lab

St. Lawrence grant launches new Bloomberg Finance Lab

In March, St. Lawrence received its largest George I. Alden Trust grant award to create a new, state-of-the-art Bloomberg Finance Lab in Owen D. Young Library (ODY) in support of the new finance major. St. Lawrence is one of only a handful of small liberal arts colleges to offer a major in finance; however, the Bloomberg Finance Lab will also be an asset to other courses of study in mathematics, economics, government, computer science, data analytics, as well as St. Lawrence's signature multidisciplinary business in the liberal arts major. "The Bloomberg Terminal was a useful tool for the team," says Kai-Sigurd Jensen '21, a member of the 2020 Fed Challenge team, "as it gave us access to institutional-grade data and research. But the real power was how easy it made aggregating a wide range of data…we were able to focus on analyzing data, which improved the quality of our final product." St. Lawrence was the only liberal arts college to earn a spot in the final round of the national competition, ahead of 84 other colleges and universities, finishing second behind Dartmouth College. Read More

Wabash a Top College According to Fiske Guide

Wabash a Top College According to Fiske Guide

Wabash College is listed in the 2023 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland. Now in its 39th year, the Fiske Guide uses the unique approach of including insight from current students and supplemental information to deliver an "insider's view" to college-bound students and their parents. With 74% of classes having fewer than 20 students and a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the Fiske Guide spotlighted Wabash's academic environment. "Most professors prefer active involvement in the classroom and are passionate about what they are teaching." Read More

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Finding Internships While In College

By Jessica Dickenson

Finding the right internship while in college can be challenging but worth it. Not only can an internship offer you invaluable career experience while still in school, but it also builds a strong professional foundation and networking opportunities for a future career. These benefits can manifest themselves both in short-term and long-term results. You may be anxious to get your foot in the door but have questions about where to start your internship search. Here are some insights and tips to help you discover and secure your ideal internship. Read More

Three Ways to Avoid Letting Your Time Manage You

By Carter Thompson

In our world today, the greatest asset you have in your circle of control is time. If you are reading this article, you likely also have food, clothes, shelter, a bed, and some spare change, making you automatically richer and better off than at least ninety-two percent of the world. Everyone mostly has control over the direction their lives will take. If you do not wake up wondering if any of these basic needs will be met, you have even greater control than you may currently believe. How you allocate and invest your time will determine the trajectory of your day or week and the following months and years of your life. If you fail to plan, then you are surely planning to fail. Block scheduling, showing up early, and focusing on your sleep are three ways you can allocate your time better to succeed in your respective classes and athletic endeavors and your relationships and hobbies. Success is won one day at a time. Read More

"Is the Writing Center Worth It?"

By Ceanna Daniels

For many students, particularly Liberal Arts colleges, your first English class will come with a rude awakening: college papers are often far more difficult and graded far more harshly than high school essays. Some former straight-A students receive their first B or C, and students used to beginning papers the night before the deadline abruptly realize that college essays require more time than they bargained for. Read More

Lake Forest College launches Nursing Pathways Program

Lake Forest College launches Nursing Pathways Program

The Nursing Pathways Program grants access to top-tier mentors and educators and provides a comprehensive education to help students thrive in their future nursing careers. Lake Forest College announces the launch of the Nursing Pathways Program (NPP)—a reimagined pre-nursing education to maximize access and success in nursing preparation for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. Each student will gain professional nurse mentors and networking opportunities during their first fall at clinical partner sites including Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Read More

Seattle Pacific University BioCORE Scholars are on the cutting edge of genome research

Seattle Pacific University BioCORE Scholars are on the cutting edge of genome research

Every student who dreams of becoming a researcher imagines making the big discovery: the cure for cancer. More effective treatments for diabetes. A breakthrough for Alzheimer's disease. At Seattle Pacific University, undergraduates find themselves on the cutting-edge of microbiology research from the start. Working side by side with their professors, and sometimes in partnership with the University of Washington, these students are making important scientific discoveries — and charting the course of their future careers. Read More

'Best and Most Interesting' - Ohio Wesleyan Featured in 'Fiske Guide to Colleges 2023'

'Best and Most Interesting' - Ohio Wesleyan Featured in 'Fiske Guide to Colleges 2023'

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the "best and most interesting" colleges in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland, according to the newly published "Fiske Guide to Colleges 2023." In addition, the news guidebook states that Ohio Wesleyan provides its students: "A solid liberal arts education focused not on bells and whistles, but on practical, career-related experience." Strong preparation for graduate and professional school. A variety of research, travel, and internship programs, notably New York Arts and Wesleyan in Washington semester-long internship programs. Expanded campus housing in recent years as part of efforts to enhance the residential experience. An honors program that "offers qualified students one-on-one tutorials and a chance to conduct research with faculty members in areas of mutual interest. A North Coast Athletic Conference powerhouse" for students who become Battling Bishop varsity athletes. Read More

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Developing Pathways to Success in the Classroom

By Xavier Royer

My senior year as an undergrad, I had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for a particularly tough professor. It was an honors course, and many students were accustomed to earning A's with a fairly baseline amount of effort. As I sat in the corner of the class, I witnessed many faces turn pale as the professor presented the syllabus, including the mountain of reading assignments and harsh grading policy. While I did grading and led a few lectures, my most impactful responsibility as a TA was offering a lifeline to these students. As the stressed students came to me for help, I found myself giving them all the same advice. "The Pathway to Success," as I call it, is a strategy I still share with my students. The core idea behind developing a Pathway to Success is to take an unruly course and break it down into smaller chunks, which allows students to be more efficient with their time and effort. Read More

Managing Coursework for Students with Disabilities

By Gwendolyn Parrish

There are times when a student may need support completing required academic assignments. They often do not seek help because they are unsure where to turn or whom to speak to about their issues. Students who need additional support to meet the academic standards of their university successfully can get assistance from the office for students with disabilities. This service ensures that all course materials are accessible to all students, regardless of specialized learning needs. Qualified students can receive many helpful resources to help them confidently complete their program requirements. Also, the tips and tricks they teach you may help your career. Read More

Terrilynn's Top 10 Tips for College Success: Finding Your Happy Place

By Terrilynn Cantlon

Every year new students arrive at college. The similarities to high school end right after parents, siblings, mentors, and caretakers leave for home. If the media is to be believed, colleges will be enrolling students in despair. College has become a metaphor for lack of well-being, and many students have tuned out. Social challenges and upheavals aside, college is not high school. College is where you, the student, are put in charge of achieving academic and social results— and for many students, this total control of personal, academic, and social success happens for the first time. Read More

SAGE Advice

SAGE Advice

SAGE Advice, our new advice column, is here to help answer sponsors and students' important questions about college. Send in your SAGE Advice question to support@sagescholars.com to be featured in our next MC&G newsletter!

Student's Question:

Dear SAGE,

I have two best friends and when we were in middle school, we made a pact we would all go to the same college. As I head into senior year though, part of me wants a fresh start in a new place. My two friends are planning on applying to all the same schools and picking the best for both of them. We still have a year to go in school, and I want to stay friends, but I'm worried my change of heart will hurt their feelings...but it's about me, not them! How can I talk to them about it?

Sincerely,

Straying from the Pack

SAGE Answer:

Dear Straying from the Pack,

This is tough for sure! It's difficult to think of leaving your friends behind, but you've still got plenty of time to iron this out. For now, I'd recommend applying to the same college that your friends are to keep that option on the table and then also apply to any other schools that you may be interested in. Remember, just because you submit an application doesn't mean that you're obligated to attend that school one you get in. See what kind of financial packages each school comes back with and carefully consider your options. You're also not obligated to share your opinions and wonderings with your friends right this minute. Take your time and when the time comes to make the decision, know that you can only do what's best for you career wise and financially. If they're truly your friends, they'll want what's best for you—even if that means that you're not all attending school together.

Sincerely,

SAGE Scholars