Think back to when you were a child and the things you learned growing up. You probably learned that when building a tower of blocks, the only way to make it tall was to keep each side even. When coloring with crayons, you learned that there was a happy medium between the child who scribbled all over the page and the one who spent hours making sure to color within all the lines. You may also have learned that when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, too much jelly was way too sweet and too much peanut butter was just “yucky.”
Taking an online course seems so much easier than trekking to campus every week to sit in class, but it isn’t! Without dedicated classroom time, you are always pressured to “carve out” time from your busy schedule to get your work done in each class that you are taking. Online students must have a lot of self-discipline to make sure that each week they set aside time to go online and get their work completed.
StudyStack.com is a proprietary website designed to help people memorize information about various subjects. Using Study Stack, students can use their computers to display a stack of “virtual cards” which contain information about a certain subject. Just like flashcards, they can review the information at their own pace discarding the cards they’ve learned and keeping the ones they still need to review. Unlike traditional flash cards, each card can show multiple pieces of information and the whole stack can be automatically sorted by any one of the pieces of information.
Self-image can affect your attitude and motivation. These two things are both very important to your success as a student. If you feel good about yourself and have confidence, it will be easier to develop a positive attitude and the motivation to learn.
Numerous staff and faculty members of Northwestern College once again participated in the Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 2014 Pen Pal Program with Bridgeview School’s fourth grade classes. Multiple businesses and Chamber members of the Bridgeview community participated, providing pen pals for approximately eighty five (85) fourth graders during the fall quarter of the school year.
The Business Inc. Club of Northwestern College’s Chicago Campus is conducting a “food and supplies” drive to benefit Chicago Canine Rescue, a non-profit local animal shelter in the community. Students, staff and faculty have been encouraged to donate bleach, paper towels, dog food and dog toys, which will be brought to the Chicago Canine Shelter at 5272 N. Elston in Chicago. Members of the public are also invited to participate in this effort, which is being overseen by Nancy Bower, the Business Inc. Club director as well as the Program Coordinator for the School of Commerce and Technology. Donation boxes for Chicago Canine Rescue have been placed in the front foyer of the College’s Main Building located at 4829 N. Lipps, as well as in the Student Services Department reception area in the same building. The drive will conclude on Wednesday, December 10.
On Tuesday, November 4, Northwestern College will host a Fall Blood Drive at its Chicago-Jefferson Park Campus located in the Academic Building at 4811 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Room 007 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event will be open to the public, in addition to the College’s students, staff and faculty, with a photo ID required in order to donate.
[Chicago-Jefferson Park, IL] In connection with Medical Assisting Week, Northwestern College will be hosting a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive at its Chicago-Jefferson Park Campus in the Academic Building at 4811 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Room 007 on Wednesday, October 29 from 9:45am to 10:30am, and then again later that day from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the public are invited to participate in this community service event. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 44.
On Tuesday, October 28, Northwestern College will host a Fall Blood Drive at its Bridgeview Campus located at 7725 S. Harlem Avenue from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The event will be open to the public, in addition to the College’s students, staff and faculty, with a photo ID required in order to donate.
In connection with Medical Assisting Week, Northwestern College will be hosting a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive at its Bridgeview Campus (7725 S. Harlem Avenue) on Tuesday, October 21 from 9:45am to 10:30am, and then again later that day from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Student Lounge. Students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the public are invited to participate in this community service event. Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 44.
As part of the donor drive, participants will complete bone marrow donor consent form providing pertinent information about themselves, and will then have a quick swab taken of the inside of their cheek. The time needed to do both of these tasks is a matter of minutes. The swabs will immediately be sent in for testing and possible matches with recipients in need of bone marrow transplants.