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The nontraditional approach to college success

The nontraditional approach to college success

Ally Nelson January 15, 2021

Higher education is important to nontraditional students, but with other big priorities in their lives, such as marriage or children, making time for and having the income to finish school can be difficult....

The nontraditional approach to college success

The nontraditional approach to college success

Ally Nelson January 15, 2021

Higher education is important to nontraditional students, but with other big priorities in their lives, such as marriage or children, making time for and having the income to finish school can be difficult....

Keith Osai teaches a workshop at the Gear Up Parent retreat. Photo credit: Leah Higginbotham

GEAR UP helps parents support teens

Leah Higginbotham July 1, 2019

Weber State University hosted a GEAR UP retreat on June 29 at their Davis campus — but not for students. Parents involved in the GEAR UP program attended a day with sessions on how to help their...

A guide to submitting the FAFSA

A guide to submitting the FAFSA

Daryn Steed October 31, 2018

In order to apply for scholarships at Weber State University, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Though filling out the FAFSA is a critical step on your quest...

Brianna McMillan, doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led research that revealed background noise can hinder young childrens ability to learn new words. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: MCT & Tribune News Service

Background noise hinders learning for children

Kellie Plumhof July 25, 2016

Without even thinking, most people will turn on music, TV or talk-radio to fill the silence when they’re at home. According to new research however, this background noise may be negatively affecting...

Stress, sadness, anger: How children of divorce function

Natalie Martin July 7, 2016

Almost every morning in my household starts the same way for my son. I walk into his room and gently wake him up. Once he’s left the comfort of his blankets, he throws himself on the couch and starts...

Corbin showing off his favorite band, Pantera. (Credit: Derrick Gainsforth)

Living with autism: a paternal point of view

Derrick Gainsforth January 27, 2016

As a student and father in my thirties, I’ve tread the inadvisable journey of a non-traditional student. It’s taught me many things over the years, both in the classroom and at home. However, the...

College brings new perspectives

September 7, 2014

Life is all about perspective, and as college students we are all venturing into the adult world. We're figuring out who we are and what this big world is all about. Whether you are a freshman or a returning...

Attendance credit: A call to reason

September 24, 2012

Imagine a mother of three who has returned to Weber State University to finish her degree. She has car payments, a mortgage and even a teenager. What if one of her children suddenly gets sick at school...

Wildcats juggle school and parenthood

August 18, 2012

To many students, the concept of juggling school, work and their social lives along with the pressures of parenthood would be unthinkable — yet many Weber State University students find themselves in...

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