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September 18, 2017

Avoiding the “Sophomore Slump”

In the second year of college, some former freshmen who began with such enthusiasm fall victim to what is known as “the Sophomore Slump." Their excitement has turned to annoyance, and instead of being dedicated, they feel dejected. These 5 tips can help.

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September 9, 2017

Looking Back on Senior Year: Some Advice for Seniors

Everyone says time flies in your senior year, and sure enough, time does really fly by in senior year more than any other year. So, seniors, here's some free advice I have while looking back on senior year.

Campus Life College Preparation

August 24, 2017

Welcome Back! 5 Tips for a Successful Semester

Whether a new freshman, transfer or returning student, we pray you have an amazing year! Here are a few tips as you begin the next phase of your journey.

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July 28, 2017

Tips For Student-Athletes

It can be difficult to find and maintain a healthy balance between faith, academics and athletics. However, finding the right balance can greatly improve your overall ability as both a student and an athlete. Here are five tips that might help.

Campus Life The College

July 17, 2017

8 Things I Love about Living with My Geneva Family

God has a way of working things out and for the last two semesters I’ve had the privilege of commuting from a faculty member’s home. Here are some of my favorite things about living with my Geneva family.

Campus Life College Admissions

July 12, 2017

Graceful Transitions for Transfer Students

The decision to choose a university can be difficult. After attending for a semester or two, you no longer feel it is the right fit, but you are unsure how to find and transfer to a new school. Here are some steps to assist in easing the transition you are facing.

Campus Life Faith

June 30, 2017

3 Ways to Grow Your Faith at College

With the busyness of college, it can be difficult to always put God first. However, there are ways in which students who want to grow as a follower of Christ can do so, even at college.

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May 5, 2017

Building Bridges Between Generations on Join Hands Day

A day dedicated to the union in our communities between the older generation and the younger generation.

Campus Life Higher Education

April 24, 2017

What Makes College a Journey: The Ever-Changing Semester

Whether you’re about to begin your college journey, you’re halfway through, or you’re in the final stretch towards graduation, I’d like to encourage you to do this one thing: Embrace the predictably unpredictable.

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April 21, 2017

Ten Remarkable Facts About Our Planet

With the 47th Earth day soon approaching, we take a moment to appreciate and be reminded of our duty as Christians to conserve and properly steward the creation freely given to us.

Campus Life Higher Education

April 17, 2017

Finish Strong

As the semester winds down, the work on final projects and exams ramps up. For many students, the end of the semester is when their most rigorous and intense work and studying arrives, but you can cope with the stress and come out on top ready for summer break.

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April 3, 2017

Good Coffee / Bad Coffee

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. There are many health benefits and some things to watch out for when drinking coffee. Check out the good and bad about coffee.

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March 13, 2017

Do I really have to sleep in college?

Talking about sleep with college students tends to be one of those “But mom…” topics. Ask any college student and they will gladly give you an account of their sleeplessness, wearing it like a badge of honor. Somehow, not sleeping became cool.

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February 28, 2017

Top 5 Faith-Based Movies Streaming On Netflix Right Now

Spring Break is finally here, and you and your friends are hoping to relax with a film that simultaneously entertains and expands your faith. Christian-themed titles do exist on Netflix, so be sure to check out one of the following flicks the next time you host movie night.

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February 20, 2017

5 Christian Education Myths That Need To Go

Christian universities offer an exceptional avenue to personal enlightenment and professional success. Here are a few of the most bothersome and undeserved myths about religious education.

Campus Life Faith

February 17, 2017

5 Wonderful Ways to Serve the Community during Spring Break

Spring break is an opportunity to connect with your community and make a difference. We've compiled a list of local volunteer opportunities to serve God and your neighbor.

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January 16, 2017

The Commuter Hunt

Flitting from class to home to work, the commuter lives a life that is slightly unusual. Although they are sometimes elusive, there are ways to find these unique individuals. After you locate them, who knows what you could learn and experience? So, the hunt begins with 7 ways to distinguish the commuters on campus.

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January 9, 2017

January Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Who says winter in Beaver Falls has to be depressing? Here are some great Geneva College events that will get you thinking, laughing, singing and enjoying your January and your return for the spring semester.

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December 16, 2016

How to Get the Most Out of School Breaks

Sometimes getting the most out of a school break means not doing anything at all. Don’t feel guilty if your body is screaming for rest and you give in to its demands by sleeping late a couple of days.

Campus Life The College

November 15, 2016

Geneva College: Beautiful Campus

Geneva College has made the top 10 of two ranking lists for the beauty of our campus - #9 in the world and #6 in the U.S.

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November 2, 2016

Distinctive Learning at Geneva and Beyond

Geneva College has once again been recognized as a College of Distinction for 2016-2017 in the Overall, Pennsylvania and Christian College categories. Geneva provides “an innovative, engaged experience that prepares student for successful careers, active citizenship, and lifelong learning.” Let’s dig into this a little deeper...

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October 26, 2016

Winter Entertainment: What To Do When Cold Weather Hits Beaver Falls

The prospect of cold weather strikes fear in the hearts of Beaver Falls residents, but like it or not, winter is on its way. Snowdrifts and low temperatures need not prompt hibernation, however, especially as Beaver Falls is full of exciting activities. Whether you favor winter sports or winter foods, you will find something to keep you warm and entertained through the season's coldest and shortest days.

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October 14, 2016

Revitalization Techniques: How to Improve Your Mood and Your Mindset

Nobody said that college was going to be easy -- but you have been told countless times that it'll be worth it. That might seem incredibly difficult to believe as you prepare for your midterms. Amongst all the coffee cups and piles of notes is the carefree self you left behind when you bid summer adieu. Now is the time to reach deep down and find a piece of your summer self -- and apply it to the stressed persona that has taken over. The following steps will help you recharge and develop a healthier mindset.

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September 22, 2016

Dorm Delicacies

Part of being a Geneva student is learning how to make the most amazing meals with just a microwave, candle warmer and coffee pot. Here are some Dorm Delicacies that have been passed down to generations of tornadoes.

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September 16, 2016

5 Unexpected Benefits of Attending Geneva College

It's no secret that students enjoy access to a high-quality education and a close-knit community at Geneva College, but the benefits of attending this acclaimed Christian university extend far beyond the classroom and dormitory. From tutoring and academic counseling to Zipcar rentals, Geneva offers a variety of services designed to make college life more rewarding.

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September 10, 2016

Staying Healthy in College

How does one fend off the all-too-typical college weight gain? Here are five helpful tips to staying healthy while at Geneva College.

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September 7, 2016

Hack Your College Life

Every student goes through those moments that are a bit challenging. Here are twenty hacks to make life a little easier while at college.

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September 2, 2016

Count Your Pennies!

It is very common to get to the second half of the semester and already be worrying about the very low amount of flex points left on your account and the low balance notice that has been sitting in your unread emails for a week. So here are some ideas for living on the low college budget.

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August 26, 2016

Cheers for Cloudy Days!

Geneva College is located in a little spot of paradise called Beaver Falls, 45 minutes from the city of Pittsburgh. This small town is no Seattle, yet it does see its fair share of grey days. And let’s face it, no matter where you live, the sun doesn’t always shine! To ward off any cloudy day blues, here are some ideas that can make glum days shine bright.

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August 22, 2016

How does being a Christian Athlete change the game?

Student athletes make up one-third of the student body at Geneva College. However, many of these young men and women come in not knowing what it is like to give God the glory no matter the outcome.

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August 8, 2016

A Year at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh

A program offered at Geneva College is the one-year Affiliate Program with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP), which allows the student to specialize in a fine arts program.

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August 5, 2016

What is the Geneva AIP Affiliate Program

If you are a student who dabbles in the finer things of life, such as the arts, the Geneva Affiliate program with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh may be the way to go.

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August 3, 2016

Pre-Season Tips from One Student Athlete to Another

Being a student athlete is an awesome experience. However, every year, as the new student athletes come to campus, there is always an acute feeling of anxiety as they are unsure of what pre-season will hold for them. Here are some helpful tips coming from a former student athlete.

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July 22, 2016

What does the commuter life look like?

There are actually a large number of students who commute to Geneva College. They choose this route since many of them live in the area and prefer to save money by commuting from home. But what does that life look like?

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July 19, 2016

Tips for Staying Faithful with Devotions While in College

Sadly, one of the first things to go when life gets busy in college is one’s personal devotional time. When so much is going on around them, college students find it hard to make time for devotions. Here are some helpful ways to stay faithful in devotions.

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July 11, 2016

It's Time to Make Friends: How to Get to Know Your New College Roommate

Many students spend time in the months leading up to the start of the college year enjoying themselves at home. However, as the school year approaches, it becomes more important to reach out and make some new friends. In particular, you'll want to take steps to make friends with the person who will become your roommate. After all, you'll see this person more than any other on campus by sharing conversations, amenities, and study space. So, how do you form a connection with someone you don't know?

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May 2, 2016

Society of Women Engineers

Geneva College’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has become an important resource for women on campus with engineering and scientific aspirations. The SWE′s mission is to, "Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity."

Campus Life Faith

April 29, 2016

Finding a Local Church

The student body at Geneva represents over 60 denominations, which adds to the spiritual richness and diversity of the campus community. Geneva encourages students to connect with one of the many churches in the area while they are living on campus or nearby.

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April 28, 2016

5 Productive Things to Do This Summer

Summer is a beautiful thing. The stress of school takes a three-month hibernation. The first few weeks are always glorious. After a while though, you may find yourself wondering, “How should I spend all this free time?” Here are five productive options besides hitting “play” on the next episode of whatever you're binge-watching on Netflix.

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April 20, 2016

Making the Most of Summer Break

When you are in college, summer provides a couple months to catch up on some important areas in your life that tend to get neglected when you are in school. Here are five things college students do this summer without becoming overwhelmed.

Campus Life Faith

April 19, 2016

Community Cultivated in Chapel

One of the things that makes Geneva such a unique place is the emphasis of community. By being on a small, Christ-centered campus, we have the ability to grow together spiritually, as well as physically, emotionally and socially. This allows us to dive deeper into the hopes, fears and struggles of our friends and peers than would be possible at a larger school. And chapel is integral to our sense of community.

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March 29, 2016

The Importance of Career Fairs

The job-search process threatens to overwhelm students’ last few semesters of college. We are expected to research, apply, and interview for jobs and internships while continuing to manage our course load, social lives, on-campus responsibilities and Netflix schedules. The most important part of the process is networking. Naturally, this can be one of the most difficult things to accomplish—with overstuffed schedules, students can be at a disadvantage in building networks. This is the environment where career fairs thrive.

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March 24, 2016

What to Do When You Have Nothing to Do

There are countless possibilities on Geneva’s campus to get involved, be entertained, and to make new friends. You just have to be willing to put yourself out into the community to reap the benefits that Geneva offers. The choice is yours, but remember that there is always something to do when you have nothing to do!

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March 16, 2016

How to Survive Night Class

As a graduating senior, I’ve had at least one night class every semester—not by my own choosing, but because of scheduling conflicts and guest speakers and available slots. The semesters where I had two night classes were some of the longest. Over the years, I’ve learned how to survive. It can be narrowed down to four simple steps.

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March 10, 2016

The Value of Student Leadership

College is the perfect place to acquire and hone the skills that are necessary for success in the post-graduate gauntlet, but a skill that cannot come from classroom experience alone is leadership—which, naturally, means that employers want to see it. Luckily, Geneva has plenty of opportunities to flex your leadership muscles.

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March 3, 2016

The First and The Last

My last semester of college is different from my first. People change during their time at college. I know I did! And now, instead of receiving “freshman orientation” pamphlets in my mailbox, I’m receiving graduation registration forms and senior gift options.

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February 23, 2016

Five Reasons for Students to Exercise

It’s around the middle of the spring semester, and that New Years’ resolution to go down to the fitness center and run three times a week might seem like an impossible commitment. So here are five reasons to carve out a few hours a week to exercise.

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February 22, 2016

Why Clubs?

With an already busy schedule, why carve out more precious time to decide which club to join, let alone the time required to participate in a student club? It’s a reasonable question, but there really are a number of good answers. So here are just a few reasons to join a club.

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February 10, 2016

Is College Stressing You Out? Six Tips to Increase Your Resilience

College is an exciting and terrifying time of meeting new people, making your own decisions, sharing a room with a new friend, and learning how to manage your time. These changes can all create a chronic, background level of stress. And imagine how much your stress level would increase if an acute event happened like the end of a relationship, failing a test, or worse, the loss of someone close to you. How can learn to bounce back in the face of these stressors?

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January 7, 2016

How to Benefit from Volunteering

Volunteering is an excellent investment of your time both for your community's benefit as well as for your own personal growth. Volunteering can empower you, open your world to new opportunities, give you insight into the way other people live, and help you to live out your faith. But many times, it seems too hard to find worthy organizations that match your interests and schedule.

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December 15, 2015

Do Your Best: Last-Minute Study Tips

Facing your final exams may be the most stress you’ll face all season. It’s doubly stressful if you haven’t had the best study habits during the semester, and you have a lot riding on the outcome of your tests. Yet, stressing over your exams is one of the worst things you can do. With a calm, rational approach, last-minute studying can prove fruitful if you follow some of these tips.

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November 25, 2015

Top 7 Apps for College Students – or Those Getting Ready for College

There just does not seem to be enough time for it all when you have a full schedule of classes, projects and assignments pending. What can a student do to get the most out of the college experience and stay on top of so many demands? Apps make it easy to use your mobile devices to help you to do more. There are a number of apps out there that can help lighten the load and organize your time. You might just have time for a personal life after all with these top apps.

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November 23, 2015

Top Six Places to Study at Geneva

Whether you’ve been attending Geneva for a while or you are just starting out, you may have already found that one place on campus that suits your atmospheric needs when it comes to studying. But what you might not know is that there are numerous nooks on campus where students with any study type can be productive. Here are the top six places to study at Geneva that you should check out if you haven’t already. All of these hot spots are Wi-Fi-equipped.

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November 16, 2015

Six Things Every Geneva Student Should Do Before Graduation

College is short. You have four years in the happy medium between parental tyranny and the crushing responsibility of adulthood, and then it’s over. Therefore, it is paramount that you make the most of the precious little time you have. How do you go about maximizing your Geneva experience? Make a bucket list of course! Here’s a list of six things every Geneva student should do before graduation.

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November 5, 2015

6 Fun Things Happening in Beaver County This November

What’s to do in beautiful Beaver Falls during the 30 days hath November? Lots! The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas bring a bounty of entertainment to our area this year, much to the delight of Geneva College students and faculty.

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October 30, 2015

Getting Along with Your Freshman Roommate

One of the scariest—and most exciting—things about college is finding out who your roommate will be for your freshman year. Here are a few things you should avoid doing, followed by things you should do to make life a little easier for everyone.

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October 28, 2015

How Geneva Students Eat Out on a Budget

Almost every school is finding new ways to keep their students entertained while balancing rigorous class loads, friends, athletics and for students like me, a job as the cherry on top. But what about that fuel that keeps our batteries charged in order to do all of the fun stuff that college has to offer? What about the food? We all know the mouthwatering feeling when we sink our teeth into a loaded burger from the dining hall, but if you’re like me when the weekend comes, that daily burger is looking less and less appealing. Here are five ways how you can cleanse your pallet and eat out as a student on a budget.

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October 23, 2015

Study Tips for College Students

College is (obviously) very different from high school. New students are probably living with someone they don’t know, trying to figure out how campus is laid out, and enrolled in subjects they’ve never taken before. On top of that, college students quickly realize that studying in college is a little (okay, very) different than studying in high school. Here are a few tips for getting into the grove of studying at college!

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October 21, 2015

Fun Facts about Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, the nation’s birthplace, was settled in 1643. Given its historical importance, most people immediately associate it with many of the country's important documents—the Constitution, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, or the American Declaration of Independence. But the state has so many more interesting qualities that make it enticing and unique.

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October 20, 2015

Four Steps to Commuting and Feeling Connected

Commuting can be hard at times. You go to the school, but at first you may feel a little out of touch with everyone who stays on campus. If you feel like this, I have good news; it doesn’t have to be this way! You can still be a part of the community while commuting! Here are four helpful things to keep in mind as a commuter.

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October 2, 2015

Five Easy Ways to Rest and Refocus

In the midst of an often stressful and overwhelming workload, college students sometimes wonder how they will make it through the semester. Time to rest and refocus is essential.

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September 28, 2015

Why I Love My Small Campus

This true story demonstrates the beauty of going to school on a small campus. But distance to class is only one of the reasons I love studying at a small college, so here are seven reasons why small campuses are the best.

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September 23, 2015

Why Geneva College is the Best Place to Get Your Education

When considering your options for higher education, the importance of your beliefs, lifestyle and faith should never be underestimated. Choosing a faith-based institution ensures that you receive reinforcement of your core values while developing your career skills. Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, provides Christ-centered and community-focused education programs that encourage both spiritual and academic growth.

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September 22, 2015

Things to Do When You Arrive on Campus

So you’ve made it this far! Fantastic! Here is a quick list to help you get settled in.

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September 4, 2015

Making the Most of Your First Semester in College

The first semester of college is full of so much emotion: excitement, anxiety, joy. Here are some important tips to help you make a smooth transition and get the most out of your first semester.