Liz Skogerboe

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5 Things Freshman Should Do Their First Week of College

Starting off on the right foot at college is important for staying on track. Here are a few tips for freshmen to consider doing during their first week of college. Be Prepared Make sure you have all the materials you need for your upcoming coursework. Show up to class with pens, pencils, notebooks, maybe a …
You have an empty nest. Now what?
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Parents: Your Nest is Empty, Now What?

For many parents and loved ones, sending the last child to college can be a tough transition. While this transition can be new and daunting, it is also a chance for you and your student to navigate new lifestyles. There are many things you can do to help your student adjust to college that will …
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What are Sun Grant Colleges?

The United States Congress passed the Sun Grant Research Initiative Act of 2003 in an effort to pair land-grant universities with national laboratories and other groups to work towards creating a more sustainable country with domestically produced energy. The Sun Grant Centers are the land-grant university representatives for their regions of the United States. The …
Iowa City, IA is one of the best college towns.
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8 of the Best College Towns

Many campuses are located in amazing areas of the United States. These towns generally have great public spaces, fine restaurants, and unique qualities that make them stand out. In no particular order, check out our list of best college towns. Ann Arbor, Michigan Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, along with a …
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Do’s and Don’ts: College Study Groups

Academics in college can be more time-consuming than what you are used to. There are lots of different ways to study and prepare to succeed in your classes. A popular study method in college is to form study groups. Here are some tips for how to successfully participate in a study group on your college …