Category: Articles

SGA Quarterly Review

By: Annie Bierman. Published: February 11, 2011.

For the past few months, SGA has been really busy fulfilling budget requests, initiating new projects, and assessing the campus’s needs!  

I am happy to present to campus one of our completed projects: the Bearcat Cave! The new lounge and student multi-purpose room is now up and running! We imagine this as a space for students to both study and relax away from the constant traffic in the other lounges.

Tips for First Generation Students

By: Annie Bierman. Published: February 11, 2011

1. Engage in the community of higher education by going to your professor’s office hours at least twice each semester, involving yourself with other students through extra-curricular activities and study groups, and getting to know the support staff in offices like Financial Aid and Student Services.  Personal connections with people improve the odds that a student will complete her/his degree.

Accidents – How Unfortunate

By: Anonymous. Published: February 11, 2011.

My mom always used to say to me that I was accident prone. I never really understood what she meant, but as I grew older, I began recognizing a pattern of misfortune that surrounded me. It would happen with a few small things such as the printer breaking when I had to print off a paper, even though it worked for everyone else in the world.

Parking on Campus: The Parking Hustle at McKendree

By: Kyle Hintz. Published: February 11, 2011.

imageParking on campus has always been an elaborate game of automotive musical chairs for me. It seems I can never get a spot close to my class, that is if I can find one at all. Frequently I have to park on one of the side streets adjacent to campus. In light of my own parking inconveniences, I decided to interview students to hear their opinions on the situation.

Career and Internship Fair

By: Chris Moore. Published: February 11, 2011.

Otis Are you interested in exploring exciting new career opportunities? Are you unsure of how to apply your degree in the working world? Do you want to meet possible employers and discover the world beyond college? If so, you may be interested in the upcoming career fair.
The annual McKendree University Career and Internship Fair will take place on Wednesday Feb. 16 in The Hett Lobby. It will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be host to a wide variety of businesses interested in college students.