2017 News Archived

Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted On May 14, 2018
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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. Mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally. It’s important to pay attention to both physical health and mental health, which can help achieve overall wellness and be a path to… more »

Suggest a Distinguished Speaker!

Posted On May 9, 2018
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The Distinguished Speakers Series sponsored by Spotlight Programs Board and supported by student activity fees engages students and university community members in relevant, thought-provoking discussions on a diverse range of issues which affect lives and communities. Each year, the Distinguished Speakers Series brings prominent activists, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, environmentalists and other leading thinkers on campus… more »

1 Billion Steps

Posted On March 27, 2018
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Physical activity like walking can greatly reduce the risk of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer. Walking can be relaxing, spiritual, or when done together, it can be just plain fun. The American Public Health Association’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge makes it easy and fun to promote good health and physical activity… more »

Get Involved with SGA!

Posted On January 26, 2018
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The Student Government Association (SGA) Election Commission exists to supervise and regulate the SGA elections in accordance with the SGA Constitution. There is a University-Wide Election Commission, made up of the Election Commission Chairs from each campus, that oversees the presidential election. The Campus Election Commission oversees the elections specific to each campus.

The current… more »

Trotter Award Winner

Posted On December 12, 2017
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The Fall 2017 recipient of the Nell Hamilton Trotter Award is Madlina Jonassaint from Miami, Florida. Throughout her collegiate journey, Madlina has been committed to her academic endeavors, pursuing a Nursing degree while earning an outstanding GPA. Given the selectivity of the Nursing program, this is not just an average student accomplishment. Madlina considers her… more »

Healthy Relationships: Yes and Knows

Posted On November 8, 2017
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Dating abuse is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors, usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time, used to exert power and control over a dating partner (Office on Violence Against Women, 2014). The issue is widespread specially among individuals between the ages of 19 and 24, however, many young adults… more »

Strategies for Academic Success

Posted On November 8, 2017
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With late nights of studying added to the general stresses of being a student, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Stress can affect your mental and physical health, negatively impact relationships with friends and family and contribute to poor academic performance. Therefore, the ability to effectively manage stress is an important life skill for students to… more »

Accommodations for Testing

Posted On August 18, 2017
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Accommodations for Graduate Level Standardized Tests

In order to apply for admission into a graduate program, an individual must complete the appropriate graduate level examination. An individual’s career and academic interest determines which test(s) he or she needs to complete prior to admission. All national testing services are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act… more »

National Recognition

Posted On August 16, 2017
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Panther Activities Council Receives National Recognition The Newton campus Panther Activities Council received the 2017 Boyd Jones National Programming Organization of the Year award at the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) National Conference. The APCA National Conference was held in Orlando, Florida, from March 8-12, 2017. This conference had an attendance of… more »

Lights, Camera, Lead!

Posted On August 16, 2017
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It’s that time of the year again. Do you think you have what it takes to lead the largest student-run organization on campus? Spotlight Programs Board is now accepting applications for all committee chairs and executive leader positions for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Spotlight, a university-sponsored, student-driven organization in the Student Center, is the premiere… more »