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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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    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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  • 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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  • When Stacey Durham graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in 1999, she said her instructors inspired her to continue learning and working toward her bachelors. When she returned to campus as a recruiter for a local company, she had the chance to network and mingle with the same directors and instructors she looked up to as a student. It was a different dynamic than she was used to from her time as a student at Bryant & Stratton. Coming in as an outsider, though one with an intimate kn...

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  • After 25 years practicing law, instructor Michael Geary said being in the classroom “is a joy.” “If I had known how much fun teaching was I would have started long before,” Geary said. “This is my place. This is my element.” Geary, who teaches classes in the paralegal, criminal justice and health and human services programs at Bryant & Stratton College, said the rush he feels when presenting in front of a courtroom is very similar to how it feels to teac...

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  • When Mary Pat Rohde began her own college career, she wasn’t sure what to major in. Her counselor reminded her that she also needed to add a math class, a subject that Rohde excelled in during high school. When Rohde selected calculus as her freshman level math choice, the counselor took notice. You know, you can major in math, she said. So Rohde majored in math. And now as an instructor at Bryant & Stratton College’s Wauwatosa Campus in Wisconsin, she helps her own students s...

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  • Patricia Morris has a solid piece of advice for students: study what you love, but have a backup plan. At Bryant & Stratton College Morris teaches philosophy and critical thinking, a career path that began with a subject she loved. “When you are young and foolish you get a degree you love with no practical purpose,” she says with a laugh. “I have a master’s in religious studies and philosophy. I love it but both are not money makers.” Lucky for Bryant & St...

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