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    Between shopping, traveling to see family, parties, gift giving, cooking and anything else you can think of, the holidays are a crazy time. It's hard enough to juggle everything without taking coursework and studying into account. But fear not! We have some helpful tips to use in order to effectively juggle holiday stress. 1. Get organized! Making a “to-do list” of your assignments and holiday tasks can help you gauge what needs to be completed. Taking a few minutes to sit down and...

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  • English instructor Barbara Gunn says students often warn her as class begins that they ‘are not good writers’ or, that ‘they don’t like writing.’ Gunn said first, students do not realize that they are writing every day. They are just not necessarily putting their thoughts on paper. “When I ask them to write a comparison paper, they’ve already made several comparisons by that time of the day. They do it all the time, every day,” she said explaining...

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    When you are balancing school, work and a home life, there’s little time to spare in the day. Let technology pick up some of the slack and make your day easier. If you're a new college student, there are a host of apps you can utilize to make your life in (and out) of the classroom a heck of a lot easier. Here is a look at some of the top rated apps for college students. Note-taking Scribbling everything your professor says at a break neck pace is so last century. Note-taking apps are on...

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  • For 20 years Gregory Jonas taught the finest officers in Wisconsin how to handle their weapons as a firearms instructor. Now, as an instructor at Bryant & Stratton College Criminal Justice program at the Bayshore campus, Jonas’ classes are slightly less intense. “I love getting people this knowledge and letting them know about the justice system,” Jonas said. He is especially excited to see non-criminal justice majors in his classroom who simply want to know more about th...

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  • At the beginning of each semester Dr. Jeff Fruendt says nearly all of his students are motivated. After a few weeks of school work and balancing responsibilities at home and jobs, that motivation can wane. “A lot of students get midway through and it’s hard,” Fruendt said. “I think sometimes they are not prepared for the level of work that needs to be done, and in addition they have kids or a job. I see that challenge and I try to address it right away.” On the fi...

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    Want to do well in class? Dr. Jeff Fruendt suggests you laugh more, and get to know your classmates. The science and biology instructor said Bryant & Stratton College's classes are designed to promote interaction between students and instructors. Classes are smaller and instructors are available outside of instruction time. It’s all meant to give students a friendly environment to learn in. “Students are not lost here,” Fruendt said. “Your teacher does know your nam...

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  • For Tim Wilcox, liberal arts academic program director at Bryant & Stratton College, the most rewarding part of his day is watching his students evolve. He teaches both the very first communications classes a student enrolls in and some of the very last they will take before graduation. The space between, Wilcox says, is where they flourish and shine. "That is the fun thing about teaching first semester classes and end of career classes. We see a huge evolution in the students’ growt...

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  • Dr. Jeff Fruendt enjoyed being a student. That love of academia stuck with him throughout his 23-year career as a chiropractor.     After semi-retiring from the medical world Fruendt took the leap and changed careers, spurred on partly by conversations with his wife, a middle school teacher and her colleagues and friends.   “The classroom really sounded like an enjoyable environment and an opportunity to make a difference,” Fruendt said. “The idea of turning it ...

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  • Businessman in the lobby of a building.

    On the first day of class the students in Stacy Durham’s Bryant & Stratton College business class are from all walks of life and come with a wide spectrum of professional experience. By the last day of class Durham said she works to make sure each is operating a professional level that will carry them into their next job interview and beyond. “The emphasis is that to be successful at college you have to have professionalism,” Durham said. “We are teaching profession...

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  • On the first day of class, math instructor Mary Pat Rohde tells her students to simply forget about all the math classes they have taken in the past. The subject, she says, draws the most first day jitters and often is the least liked of nearly any Bryant & Stratton College class. “Usually students have had a bad experience with math,” she said. “But it’s all stuff that can be overcome. Maybe you’re not great at math, but it doesn’t mean you have to hate...

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