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Getting Ahead Over Winter Break

Make Winter Break a “Get Ahead” Time for Your College Student Winter Break is almost here. You’ll have a taste of having your student home from college over Thanksgiving Break, but that is just an appetizer.  The full course is coming over Winter Break, which might be as long as a month or more. Thinking [...]

Getting Ahead Over Winter Break2020-02-12T15:41:46+00:00

Is Your Student Getting Enough Sleep

Sweet Dreams! Is Your College Student Getting Enough of Them?   News flash! College students don’t get enough sleep! Well, actually, this may not be a news flash for anyone. Americans overall are getting less sleep, and many of us recognize that we need more than we are getting. But college students are the group [...]

Is Your Student Getting Enough Sleep2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

The Second Semester Goodbye

Why Some College Parents’ Involvement Increases During the Second Semester You sent your child off to college this fall.  It was hard. You said goodbye.  You worried. You worked at adjusting to the empty nest. You worried some more. But somehow, both you and your student survived.  You got through that difficult first semester.  It [...]

The Second Semester Goodbye2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

Before your college student headed off to school, you may have had some good conversations about both her expectations and your expectations, and about both of your hopes – for grades, for money management, for behavior, or for other things important to both of you.  As the midpoint of the academic year approaches, both you [...]

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

Why College Peer Tutoring Works

Working with a good tutor can make a tremendous difference in your college student’s success. Having a tutor can mean that a student has a stronger grasp of the course material and may receive a better grade. Most colleges offer tutoring or academic support in some form.  One commonly used form of student support is [...]

Why College Peer Tutoring Works2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

Has Your College Student Gotten a Flu Shot?

Chances are good that your college student may not have done the one thing that could make a difference in her health this winter – get a flu shot. Because college students live so closely together in residence halls, once the flu begins, it can spread quickly throughout a campus. Yet according to a study [...]

Has Your College Student Gotten a Flu Shot?2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

Your Student’s Search for a Major

Undecided, Undeclared, Open, Exploring: Your College Student’s Search for a Major At a time when so many students, and their parents, say that the reason to attend college is to get a good job and have a good career, it may seem surprising that so many students are not on a “career track” immediately. Many [...]

Your Student’s Search for a Major2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

Academic Year Opens with Convocations, Picnic and Festival, & Spiritual Life Events

Students enjoyed Opening Convocation, held Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Ferrum College began its 2019-20 academic year with a plethora of events: New Student Convocation; a picnic and Fall Fun Festival; Opening Convocation for all students, faculty, and staff; Praise on the Patio; and Prayers on the Porch. Following the freshman class photo [...]

Academic Year Opens with Convocations, Picnic and Festival, & Spiritual Life Events2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00

Helping Your College Student Cope with Stress

College students experience a lot of stress.  As parents, some of us are acutely aware of our children’s stress levels, and to others of us it may be less obvious.  While some level of stress can actually be beneficial; many college students find the increased pressure or anxiety that are part of the experience of [...]

Helping Your College Student Cope with Stress2020-02-12T15:42:22+00:00