Monday, April 21, 2014
Being a Commuter Isn't Easy...
Being a commuter student is not easy. A commuter student must always be prepared to adapt to a variety of different situations. Below are a few helpful tips to help you deal with unforseen situations.
1. The weather is totally unpredicatble, so ALWAYS carry an umbrella and an extra jacket in your car.
2. For those weird months when one day it is snowing and the next day it is hot enough for sandals, remember to always dress in layers. Layers keep you warm in cold weather but can be removed in warmer temperatures.
3. With the price of gasoline as high as it is, there is nothing worse than travelling a wasted trip to campus for a cancelled class. This has happened to me more than one time. Please always check your student e-mail for class cancellations prior to heading to campus.
4. As a commuter, you do not always have the benefit of randomly running into someone from class at the Commons or some event to ask them about an assignment or notes from a class you missed. During the first few weeks of class, find a few friendly faces and exchange numbers so you always have someone in your class that you can consult.
5. Food is so important. There is nothing worse than being a commuter student and forgetting your wallet at home. Learning on an empty stomach is not fun especially when you are on campus all day. Always stash a few goodies in your car or book bag to tide you over.
I hope these tips can be useful! Do you have any more helpful tips for commuters? Tweet me @SUCommuter!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
More Reading?! :(
I never could have imagined how much reading one has to consume as a college student. Tirelessly pouring over pages upon pages of material completely unrelated to your major just to fulfill some General Education requirement can quickly become a dull and daunting task ... if you let it. So, what do I suggest? Make reading fun! Reward yourself for reading. Choose your favorite candy (I like Skittles or gummie bears). Then, place one candy at a "stopping point" on each page. This could be at the end of a paragraph, column or page. Every time you reach a stopping point, reward yourself with a piece of candy. For those really boring readings, reward yourself more often. This simple positive reinforcement will make reading more fun and help you get through those boring text. It works. Trust me!
Try it and Tweet your books with your candies to: @SUCommuter! :)
Friday, March 14, 2014
Have you ever stopped to consider the value in pursuing a higher education? Is it really worth the money? Will I eventually obtain a better job in a career that I love? Will the countless hours of studying, stress and extra work be well worth it in the end? These are questions that almost every potential graduate student contemplates. If you have ever had any thoughts, concerns or questions about pursuing a higher education, attend the Commuter Luncheon on April 17th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Nanticoke Room located in the Guerieri University Center and listen to Salisbury University's own Dr. Clifton Griffin (Graduate Studies and Research Dean) explore these topics and many more.
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Monday, February 24, 2014
Interested in registering your bike? For more information, visit: http://www.salisbury.edu/commuters/bike_registry.html.
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Fitness is Key!
By: Connor McNeil, Fall 2013 Commuter Assistant
There are several ways to be physically active on campus at Salisbury University. The University has several facilities including Maggs Gym, University Fitness Center (UFC) and the indoor tennis courts that students can use to stay in shape. Along with physical activity, a proper diet is a crucial component to being fit. There are plenty of healthy options at the Commons. Instead of getting gold and crispy, try to replace high fatty and fried foods with options like "Plato's Plate" and the salad bar.
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