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Compass B al an ce
Lynn University in Boca Raton is
already renowned for providing
an education that incorporates a
global perspective and for having
one of the largest populations
of international students in the
country. Now it is also being
recognized for its core curriculum,
“The Dialogues of Learning”, which
was just selected by the Association
of American Colleges & Universities
to be part of a national project
on General Education for a Global
Century. “Out of more than 140
institutions that applied, Lynn was
one of only 32 and one of only 2 in
Florida selected to be a part of this
curriculum and faculty development
project,” says Lynn University
President Kevin M. Ross. The 32
selected institutional teams will
spend the fall and winter refining
education reform strategies and
strengthening connections between
existing general education goals,
outcomes and essential global
learning results. In addition, they
will also inventory the opportunities
for global learning that already
exist on their campuses, and explore ways those opportunities could be better
integrated within their larger efforts. Working through a social networking
website, team members will help identify common areas of interest and
concern. Those critical issues will be addressed in the project’s central activity
— an intensive summer institute in 2011; 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton;
If you’re the parent of a high school senior, this
can be a stressful time of year — and not because
of worries about who is to sit where at the holiday
table. It’s crunch time for college application
deadlines, which means making some tough
choices with your child about which schools to
send those steep application fee checks to. As a
parent, it’s your job to help your child focus their
efforts on schools that will ultimately be the right
fit. That goes a lot further than just making sure
the major they’re interested in is available. Here are
a few additional things to consider:
1.) College Size: Some kids will be better-adapted
to larger schools offering a wider array of sports
and extra-curricular activities; others thrive on the
personal in-class attention at smaller colleges.
2.) Location: It’s not just about how far away the
school is. It’s also important to consider community
life. Is the school in a big city, where adventurous
students will find plenty of culture and social life?
Or a smaller one, where the easily distracted will
have less to lure them from their studies?
3.) Cost: Are tuition, housing, and fees within
your family’s means? Are there scholarships or
other aid options available? No parent wants their
child to start their career saddled with debt.
4.) Communication: Most importantly, make sure
to talk frequently with your teens about college
choices. After all, it is one of the biggest decisions
of their lives!
Debbie › counselor Tannen more is a than career 20
with years of experience helping
people find and keep jobs
they love. She has recently
retired to her dream condo
in Key Biscayne where she spends her time gardening,
kayaking and writing columns.
“If you wait, all that happens
is that you get older.”
— Mario Andretti
32 Not Funny
Couples go on 6-8 dates before
considering entering into an
exclusive relationship. Enjoy it
while it lasts. The most common
time for breakups is within the
first 6 months of dating.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Well, in Quitman, Georgia, it better
not have — it’s actually illegal there
for a chicken to cross the street.
The penalty? We’re not sure, but we
think it involves breadcrumbs.
In case you needed any other reasons
to chill out this holiday season, we
learn that stress has been proven to
enlarge fat cells, aggravate acne, and
though it doesn’t turn hair gray, it
does cause it to fall out.