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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.

College Preparation Higher Education The College

September 5, 2017

A Student's Experience in Geneva's L&T

I recall the benefits of L&T when thinking about the week I turned in my first college paper and took my first college test. I did not receive the grades expected. It wasn’t until the following week’s L&T class that I was able to put some of my worries to rest.

Faith Higher Education The College

August 27, 2017

On What Should a Christian College Be Grounded?

On the cusp of a new academic year here at Geneva College, I'm reflecting about the question: "On what should a Christian college be grounded?"

Higher Education Humanities and Liberal Arts The College

June 13, 2017

Here's the biggest reason liberal arts still matter

The darkness many of us feel today, in an age marked by so vicious and spurious a form of "realism," may in part be the fruit of the liberal arts fading among us, leaving us, inevitably, less free.

Adult Students Higher Education The College

May 25, 2017

I’m not a Christian. Why should I complete my bachelor’s degree from a Christian college?

A Geneva College ADP major is NOT a “Bible” degree. All our majors are in professional fields like human resources, management, organizational leadership, criminal justice, child and family services, aging services and public relations.

Higher Education Humanities and Liberal Arts

May 3, 2017

What It Means to Be a Liberal Arts Student

Liberal arts education means learning how to think critically through the daily mundane and beautiful parts of life to better your community and the people around you.

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.

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.

Higher Education Humanities and Liberal Arts

March 27, 2017

Why Everyone Should Take a Public Speaking Course

Learning the basics of public speaking can greatly benefit your educational growth. There are several ways in which public speaking skills can be beneficial to any college student in any field of study.

Campus Life Faith Higher Education

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.

Faith Higher Education

January 6, 2017

The Value of a Counter-Cultural Education

We find our ultimate meaning and reality in God and His magnificent creation. We are created to be near God. To use the language of Genesis, we are made in God′s Image, in His likeness. It is on this truth that we stake our counter-cultural claim that the best education is education that acknowledges this reality.

Biblical Wisdom Higher Education

December 14, 2016

God Is Bigger Than Your Final Exams

Around this time of the year, most students have one specific hardship on their minds: final exams. We’ve been taking them for years now, but they don’t seem to be getting any easier and stress us out more every year. We can almost feel our bodies start to quake upon simply hearing the word “finals.”

Campus Life Higher Education Study Abroad The College

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...

Faith Higher Education President's Desk

March 21, 2016

The Core!

What should students learn? At one extreme the question provokes heated controversy (Google “Common Core,” “Dead White Men”) and at the other extreme throw-up-the-hands, let-the-students-decide adult abdication. The answer reveals what a college believes most valuable.

Higher Education

March 14, 2016

The Benefits of an Internship

There are a lot of benefits to be had participating in an internship. During the two internships I’ve been through I’ve gained experience needed to enter the workforce full-time, expanded my network, and gained irreplaceable mentors. They may seem daunting or time-consuming, but there are too many benefits to justify turning down such an opportunity!

Higher Education

March 1, 2016

Geneva Moves Forward in the Digital Frontier

Online classes are rapidly growing in the increasingly varied college experience. They offer students the ability to take courses at times outside of traditional terms, helping them keep on track to graduate on time—or perhaps even early. Geneva College has offered online courses in its adult programs, as online options are of high value for working adult students. Now online courses are debuting for traditional students through a brand new initiative, Geneva Online—GO.

Adult Students Higher Education

February 25, 2016

The Apostle Paul, Online Educator

Geneva College online programs are not static and passive in their delivery and reception. Our online programs aren’t just a place for information to be transferred, but they are a context for students to be instructed, challenged, encouraged and, in fact, educated by skilled and godly instructors. And they are places to learn, connect and grow with other students in a meaningful way.

Higher Education

January 27, 2016

Making the Most of Time with Your Professors

I know, it seems impossible that you could possibly squeeze anything else into your college schedule. But hear from someone who has experienced it: making the most of your time with your professors will not only impact your academic career, it will also impact your life.

Higher Education

January 5, 2016

Impact of Geneva Professors

If I had to narrow everything I’ve learned and been surprised by in college, it would come down to two things: 1. You need to know how to make your own coffee, because not every coffee vendor makes acceptable coffee with enough caffeine to get you through the day. 2. Professors will have a much larger impact on you than you will ever imagine.

Higher Education

December 23, 2015

Confessions of a Transfer Student

Arriving at college for the first time is one of the most nerve-racking experiences in a person’s life. I would know; I did it three times.

College Preparation Higher Education

December 14, 2015

A Transfer’s Reasons for Why You Should Transfer to Geneva

Imagine sitting in an auditorium next to 500 other students and you don’t know a single one of them. It’s your first day of classes and you’ve prepared yourself as much as you could for this day. But what you’re now realizing as you sit in that classroom is that there was no possible way for you to prepare for what could make you stand out in a crowd of that many students, let alone the other 15,000 students attending that college.

Higher Education

December 9, 2015

Use Social Media Effectively to Secure Your Next Job

While the majority of people are familiar with using social media in their personal lives, many people are unaware as to how powerful social media can be as they seek employment. While it is common knowledge that LinkedIn is geared towards assisting individuals who are seeking employment, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter can also be effective social media tools in the search for employment.

Higher Education

December 8, 2015

Finals Survival Checklist: Geneva College Edition

It may seem hard to believe, but the fall semester is almost over and it’s time to plan how you’re going to survive your finals. Here is a checklist that might give you some peace of mind during your long haul to the end of the semester that will help you to finish Geneva Strong.

Higher Education

December 7, 2015

Finishing Strong— The Best Two Weeks of the Year

The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a whirlwind of activity. Everything from final papers to gift ideas can clutter the mind with a seemingly endless list of things to do. But in the midst of mayhem it is important to remember to finish strong. August seems like ages ago and the excitement of the beginning of the semester has long since worn off. In these last few weeks, you must remember that excitement. If you understand your work and you understand yourself, the end of the semester can be the best two weeks of the year.

Higher Education

November 24, 2015

How to Focus

Being a college student can be difficult and stressful at times. Students constantly have a million things to do, but never seem to have enough time to do them all. I find that one of my main problems is that it’s hard for me to focus. Whether in class, while doing homework, or even when talking to my friends, I have trouble focusing. When you have a lot going on in your life, focusing on what you need to do is hard. Here are five simple steps that spell FOCUS that may just help you focus on finishing your next paper or studying for a final.

Higher Education

November 20, 2015

The Power of an Internship

Are you tired of learning about your field but not actively doing something within it? Now’s the time to consider an internship! During an internship, students have the chance to dip their toes into the field for a few months and see exactly how they fit into the field. Internships provide students so many great opportunities with field experience, networking and future employment possibilities.

Higher Education

October 12, 2015

30 Top Christian Colleges

Excite Education lists Geneva College in the top 30 colleges for traditional and adult students who are looking for a world-class education that is rooted in strong Christian beliefs and values.