What Technologies Students Are Using to Aid in Academic Success at Farmingdale State College

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Every individual has strengths and weaknesses. Well... I do not like to use the word "weakness." Rather, areas in which someone can work on improving.  Understanding these areas is an important part of achieving the highest level of success you are capable of. Knowing one's own limitations is no easy task. This is why those college application essays and interview questions are always so difficult. It is easy to judge the actions of others, but looking towards yourself, now that is a challen...

Accessibility and Advocacy: Effecting Positive Change on Campus

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Farmingdale State College has pride in its strength as an institution. One such strength is that of Farmingdale’s Disability Services Center (DSC). This department’s success is truly due to its phenomenal and dedicated staff. I have reached the opinion that any organization will not be successful unless they seek feedback from those that they hope to serve. I also believe that the most successful organizations are the ones that actively include their target demographic in the decision-making...

The Nose Knows: A Quick Guide to Implement Aromatherapy into Your Study Practice

When I sat down to write this blog, I first thought to myself, what would help me put my words to paper, well to computer actually? What came to mind, of course, were scents of lemon and lime, my two favorite essential oils. The correct work environment makes a great deal of difference in performance.  You want to have the right lighting next to you to avoid eye strain, a comfy chair under you to avoid lumbar compression, a cup of tea or “insert other preferred beverage here” to keep you hydr...

Tips for Applying to Farmingdale State College’s Nursing Program

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Patients give a great gift to nurses. Nurses care for people when they are at their most vulnerable state. This can be a time that is full of pain, fear, shame, anxiety, and/or dread. It is truly a privilege to be trusted by patients. It enables the nurse to use their knowledge, skills, and experience to the best of their ability to nurse patients back to health. This is something that should never be forgotten or exploited. As a junior in the Nursing Program at Farmingdale State College, I cann...

Farmingdale State College Healthy and Well

I have always disliked acronyms. When I first saw HWC on campus I thought it stood for Handle With Care. “Oh,” I thought to myself, “That building must be a post office.” No, that can’t be right. How about Hazardous Waste Combustor? If that’s what it is, I had better stay away from that building. Then I thought, Hot Water Converter. Hmm, if they have a whole building dedicated to boiling water, then I could take as long a shower as I wanted! To my surprise, when I finally walked up to the buildi...

The Disability Service Center: More Then A Testing Center

Starting college can be an incredibly stressful time for many students. It does not matter if you are starting your first semester after graduating from high school or transferring from a different college. The feeling of uncertainty is common for everyone. This includes students that are focused and have planned their entire academic paths or those who have not decided what course of study is right for them. We all need time to acclimate to college with all the feelings and emotions that com...