Supplemental Instruction (SI) in Virtual Environments

Supplemental Instruction is an internationally recognized model of peer-led academic support, most often paired with STEM courses that a) are approved for general education credit, b) have historically high DFWI rates, and/or c) are gateways to a major. The focus of SI is on high-risk courses as opposed to high-risk students, cementing the idea that… Continue reading Supplemental Instruction (SI) in Virtual Environments

3 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

Starting college can be scary. There are many things that change in your academic life as you transition from high school to college. Your workload and the amount of time you spend studying, for example will increase. For many students, this will also be the first time living away from family. However, becoming a member… Continue reading 3 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

Thursday Tips: Swoop’s Food Pantry

In our ardently individualistic society, asking for help is a sign of weakness. The reality is that reaching out for support and help is a great sign of courage and awareness. If you’ve recognized that you need assistance in some way and then seek out that assistance, you are an incredibly mature individual. Students facing… Continue reading Thursday Tips: Swoop’s Food Pantry

Thursday Tips: Counseling and Psychological Services

One of the greatest gems at Eastern Michigan University is the Counseling and Psychological Services located at 313 Snow Health Center. CAPS offers students free counseling services. The word counseling can be a put off for many people thanks to the stigma surrounding mental health. At the end of the day, though, everyone can use… Continue reading Thursday Tips: Counseling and Psychological Services

Wellness Wednesday: Easy Ways to Prepare for your Midterms (Yes, they’re coming!)

Midterms are stressful. Not only are you being tested on your knowledge, it oftentimes is the first time you’re seeing your professor’s testing style. Students sometimes become so overwhelmed by the mere thought of preparing for their midterms and writing their essays, they find it hard to start. While a certain amount of stress surrounding… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Easy Ways to Prepare for your Midterms (Yes, they’re coming!)

7 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Diet on a Budget

Our bodies need fuel to function properly and maintaining a healthy diet can help you work at your peak performance. While the stress of work and school can really take a toll on your health, a healthy diet, along with rest and exercise, can work against the stress. Don’t let seemingly high prices stop you… Continue reading 7 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Diet on a Budget