Mortuary science sophomore Keith Arroyo browses Anne Rice books while deciding on which one he will give a story telling presentation over for his English final exam. The hours for the library the week of finals May 9-13 are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday. To get information on library hours for the summer, call (210) 486-0554. File Photo 2016 Staff, faculty and students share academic advice. [email protected] Getting to know teachers, being on time, managing schedules and keeping up with assignments are practices recommended to help new students succeed in college. The Ranger asked employees and students at random the first week of classes to share the best advice they were given. Speech instructor Justin Blacklock said his mother, who is also a speech instructor, told him maintaining contact with instructors and making sure they know you is the most important practice for students. Blacklock’s mother teaches speech and … [Read more...] about Arrive early, keep up and seek help to succeed in college
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Nick Peters has spent much of the summer preparing for freshman year at the University of South Carolina, more than 750 miles from his home in Western New York. Two weeks out, he’s already used a school Facebook page to find a roommate with similar interests, learned more about the school hockey and golf club teams, and downloaded the Barnes & Noble app to buy books for his scheduled courses. He set up a new bank account that has branches near home and school. He signed up for a meal plan. Most belongings for his dorm room are packed, including a clothesbasket and Tide pods – though he admits a bit of nervousness about his first crack at laundry. He and his parents also have done a thorough job on an important part of college prep often overlooked – at least partly – during such a demanding transition. Preparing for a potential health emergency. "Parents spend more time on what the dorm room is going to look like, and supplies. They don't think about it, but … [Read more...] about College prep should include safeguards for student health
By Mark Edward Nero | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: July 25, 2018 at 7:20 pm | UPDATED: July 25, 2018 at 8:27 pm Students eyeing maritime jobs will get their own training program at Long Beach City College, with workshops beginning as early as this winter. The community college will open a special center dedicated to training students for careers as middle managers, supervisors and clerks throughout the multi-trillion dollar shipping industry, after the Board of Harbor Commissioners this week approved a one-year contract between the Port of Long Beach and the school. Under the contract – which goes into effect Wednesday, Aug. 1 – the global shipping hub will give the college $60,000 to develop the Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence. The center’s goal will be to bring more young workers into a booming maritime transportation industry, which in 2016 was projected to grow 8 percent by 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The … [Read more...] about Long Beach’s port and city college partner to help students get jobs in the maritime industry
Students in the "Writing in the Community" class at College of DuPage recently had the opportunity to put their professional writing skills to the test, partnering with Literacy DuPage to strengthen the organization's profile in the fight against illiteracy in DuPage County. For COD student David Knake, who recently completed the college's Professional Writing Certificate program, the experience was invaluable. "Writing in the Community was one of the most valuable classes I ever took at COD," he said. "The curriculum included writing in an effort to raise money, as well as writing recommendation reports to showcase the things we learned about the organization and how they can improve their institution."Literacy DuPage did a fantastic job letting us help with their organization and gave us critical feedback on the projects we completed," Knake said. "This class was not only a great way to provide us with professional writing experience, but also gave us the confidence to continue … [Read more...] about College of DuPage writing students help battle illiteracy, hone skills through Literacy DuPage Partnership
By Heide Janssen | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: June 15, 2017 at 9:40 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2017 at 1:44 pm We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall. We heard from 172 vocal music students. Some plan to go to work and some are taking a gap year, but most are off to college, to study everything from vocal performance to business to neuroscience. We’ve listed them by the school they will attend, including their major and minor fields of study, statements about how the arts have influenced their plans, and their reason for choosing the institute they’ll be headed to. $ = scholarship received William Schmid, Foothill Vanderbilt University: engineering science, undeclared major (Photo courtesy of William Schmid)Charlotte Kim, Brea Olinda USC: linguistics (Photo courtesy of Charlotte Kim) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLilian Rangel, Godinez Fundamental Claremont McKenna School: government (Photo courtesy of … [Read more...] about Where are 2017 Orange County vocal music students going to college?