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Mark Reese

“The material covered in LSSU's engineering program provided me a solid foundation for graduate studies. The systematic approach and communication skills needed to tackle engineering projects were taught and then practiced over and over again. In particular I appreciate the many hours spent by the faculty to develop oral presentation skills in each student. As a graduate student now, these skills have proven to be highly beneficial and, to my surprise, obviously not taught to the same extent at many other universities.”

Mark Reese, Mechanical Engineering 2005
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Parents at Lake State

Positive Spring Flings

After being cooped up during the winter months, your student may feel the need for some cabin fever relieving. It’s important, however, that her spring fling doesn’t take a harmful form. For instance, encourage her to steer clear of:

  • vandalism that seems “fun” at the time
  • drinking to excess
  • experimenting with drugs
  • walking alone at night because the weather is finally nice
  • going off alone with someone she doesn’t know
  • blowing off classes or letting academics slide

That may seem like common sense which, of course, it is. Yet students who have been feeling repressed may go wild to an opposite extreme. Encourage moderation—there’s plenty of fun to be had this spring! For instance, why not suggest:

  • going on a road trip with trusted friends
  • participating in all the fun stuff happening campus wide
  • shopping for a new spring outfit
  • getting outside to play Frisbee, golf or volleyball
  • going to the park instead of the library to study with friends
  • having a picnic or going camping
  • playing in an intramural softball game
  • reading a good book outside under a tree

There are many ways to welcome spring—positively. Tell your student to just get out there and do it!


 

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Carrie McBride

Carrie McBride
Sociology
Caro, MI

I love the small tight-knit community on campus.You always see someone you know while walking to class.Your professors know you on a first name basis. [ more ]

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