Tips for Staying in Touch While Away at College

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Diana Patton ’15.

Going away to college is an exciting time, but between buying books and studying for exams, it can be hard to keep in touch with the people that you don't see as often anymore. Whether your school is within an hour of home or, across the country, your lifestyle is going to be different. Making the time to do the simple things that you've always done with people from home may be difficult. That’s why it’s important to experiment with different ways of communicating that fit your schedule when you go to college.

Check out this list of tips to make keeping in touch easy and convenient. Figuring out what works for you will help you maintain great relationships with people from home throughout the college years and beyond.  Take your pick of these tips to stay close with people from your hometown!

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5 ways to make friends and build connections on campus

Posted on September 7, 2016 by By YaaSeen Shands ’20.

Being in a new environment can be a scary and awkward experience, especially with all of the other responsibilities you now have as an incoming freshman or a transfer student. At times it can feel as if you have too much on your plate. Building relationships on campus with others, including your professors and fellow students, can help break the ice and make college life a lot easier. The connections you make will help you feel more comfortable and keep you in touch with events and news around campus. Here are the five best ways to make friends and build connections on campus: 

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5 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Dorm Room

Posted on September 1, 2016 by By Diana Patton ’15 .

Whether it's your first semester or the beginning of your senior year, sharing a small room with one window can be an unavoidable reality in college. But no matter the size, you don’t have to settle for a boring room; it can be a warm, inviting space where everyone wants to hang out. Just ask JulieAnn Soeder, a full-time designer for Vocon, an architecture and interior design firm in New York City.

She offered these five tips to make your room comfortable and inviting without sacrificing space.

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What I learned in South Africa

Posted on July 7, 2016 by Alex Vo '18.

Coming to South Africa was one of the greatest things I have done for myself in my whole entire life. I made the active choice go seek something beyond the life that I knew in America and from that I had one of the most bizarre learning experiences. Words quite honestly can't describe the immense amount of my experiences from the entirety of this trip. This trip has taught me so much about every aspect in life, and I mean everything.

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Northeast Student Affiliate Teams compete in Connecticut

Posted on July 7, 2016 by By Brooke Kitting ’18, a Delaware Valley University animal science major.

Delaware Valley University students took part in the Northeast Student Affiliate (NESA) of the American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Association competition at the University of Connecticut during the spring 2016 semester. The DelVal group joined students from five different institutions in a competition that tests students’ knowledge of agriculture. After months of preparing, the team placed third overall as an institution against the five other teams. DelVal Team A also took first in the Quiz Bowl.

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Cultivate Your Future with Our Organic Farming Program

Posted on June 27, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

If you’re passionate about fresh produce and sustainable agriculture, Delaware Valley University offers a unique, 36-credit organic farming program to enhance your green thumb. This one-year certificate program was created through a partnership with the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, and prepares students for a fruitful career in sustainable farming.

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How to Stash Your Cash and Save Money in College

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Between the cost of tuition, books, groceries, and room and board, most college students are counting their pennies. This post discusses easy, straightforward ways that you can save money in college, so read on if you’re on a tight budget.

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Top Three Ice Cream Spots in Bucks County

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

For some, summer tastes like solstice sunsets with hints of sweet mint or pistachio cones by the pool. Whichever frozen flavor you fancy, here’s the scoop on three ice cream shops you have to try in Bucks County.

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Conservation and Wildlife Management: The Perfect Major for Animal Lovers

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

If you’re interested in animals, the environment and how they work together, Delaware Valley University’s conservation and wildlife management major could be the right program for you. Students in this program are immersed in taxonomy, behavior, animal handling, ecology and more, and they leave DelVal prepared for a variety of wildlife management professions.

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The Five Best Happy Hours in Doylestown

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

The bars in downtown Doylestown offer great happy hour deals on craft beer, wine and spirits. But with so many places to try, choosing a bar for an evening out can be difficult.

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What Are the Benefits of a Business Administration Degree?

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Business administration is a broad degree program that prepares students for a variety of careers. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or have your sights set on a corner office, a business administration degree gives students the tools they need for a dynamic, successful career.

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Five Tips to Help You Succeed in Grad School

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Graduate school is an incredible opportunity. Whether you’re changing occupations, taking the next step in your career or expanding your responsibilities at work, grad school can give you the skills you need to thrive professionally.

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Choosing the Right School for Your Turf Management Degree

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Turf management is an exciting, dynamic field. For students who enjoy spending time outside, receiving a turf management degree is a satisfying, rewarding experience. But with dozens of turf management programs to choose from, how do you pick the right one for your career goals?

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Ace Your Next Exam with These Seven Study Tips

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

While it’s important to study hard in college, it’s also essential to study smart. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by your workload, especially when exams are looming, but using these studying strategies can help you to get good grades and ace your tests.

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Seven Reasons Why a College Degree Is Still Worth It

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Getting a college degree unlocks the door to hundreds of career opportunities, but climbing tuition costs, student loans and a competitive job market leave many people asking whether higher education is still worth the investment.

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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a College

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Choosing a college can stress anybody out. After countless campus tours, applications and admissions essays, finding the right school can seem like an impossible task, especially with so many factors that go into your decision.

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Why You Should Study Animal Science at Delaware Valley University

Posted on June 3, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

At Delaware Valley University, our animal science students enjoy a well-rounded, challenging curriculum and small class sizes. Our students explore career opportunities in a supportive, nurturing environment, and get hands-on experience while they’re still in school.

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Hitting the Turf: What to Expect from a Turf Management Degree

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

If you have a green thumb and like getting your hands dirty, turf management could be the right degree for you. The major prepares students for a slew of turf industry careers and plants the seed for dozens of job opportunities after graduation.

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Your Guide to the 2016 Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Indulge in berry-flavored sweets, decadent treats and other mouthwatering delights at this year’s Strawberry Festival at Peddler’s Village in New Hope. This event is rain or shine and 15 minutes from Delaware Valley University, so grab a friend and head over to Peddler’s Village to savor the flavors of springtime.

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Alex Vo takes on Africa

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Alexander Vo '18.

Hello and salutations, there, guys! My name is Alexander Vo '18 and I am your own very Delaware Valley University student, here in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Frugal Student Hacks: Discounts You Can Get with an .edu Email Address

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Saving an extra few bucks here and there can add up to a nice chunk of change in your pocket over time, so knowing the spots that allow you to use your .edu email address can come in handy while you're attending classes at Delaware Valley University. Many establishments understand that money can be tight for college students, so they often grant discounts and offers.

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How to Run a Successful Study Group

Posted on April 29, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

A study group can be beneficial for everyone – even students who believe they're better at studying individually. As final exams near for students at Delaware Valley University, study habits are becoming more important.

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Interview Tips for College Grads

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

If you're a senior at Delaware Valley University, by now you probably have begun searching so you can land a job after graduation. The thought of interviewing for your first job out of college may seem intimidating, but the best way to shake those nerves is to be prepared.

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Meet the A-Day Team

Posted on April 22, 2016 by By Danielle Varner ’19, A-Day advertising committee.

The A-Day Committee is a club at Delaware Valley University that is like no other. Its uniqueness stems from the fact that it plans and implements a Pennsylvania state fair that is completely student run!  There is an executive committee along with many subcommittees that plan and organize this family-friendly event every April at Delaware Valley University. This year will be no different. Each executive committee member has shoes that are hard to fill, having multiple tasks to make sure everything is ready to go for the main event. Let’s meet a few of the team members who will be running A-Day 2016.

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5 ways to stay motivated and focused in April

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Deanna Parkton, Coordinator of Experiential Learning.

April is a busy time full of exams, papers, projects and end of year celebrations. With everything going on, it's easy to get overwhelmed during the homestretch of the semester. Take a break and re-focus with these five tips:

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Why You Should Get Involved in DelVal’s Pride and Polish Day

Posted on April 2, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Delaware Valley University's Pride and Polish Day is an annual tradition where students, staff and faculty come together once a year to display their school pride. They work to improve their campus for one day by completing projects for the greater good of the university.

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Four Ways to Support DelVal’s Athletic Teams

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Delaware Valley University has a number of athletic teams that fight their way to victory every season. If you've been slacking on school spirit, it's time to show some pride and support your fellow students.
Join your classmates in supporting the athletic teams at DelVal by participating in the following fan behavior.

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Getting Ready to Find a Summer Job: How to Prepare and Jobs to Look For

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

The semester's end is nearing, and summer will be here before you know it, which means you should be preparing to find a summer job. Hopefully you're staying on track with your studies and finishing projects at Delaware Valley University, but your next priority might be looking for a summer job.
Consider some of the tips below to help with your search.

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Healthy Snacks for Late Night Study Sessions

Posted on March 18, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

The end of the semester is getting closer, which means you'll be wrapping up culminating projects and studying for finals at Delaware Valley University. This can lead to late-night study sessions and all-nighters, which aren't always great for your health.

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Tips for Interviewing for an Internship

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

The spring semester is coming to an end at Delaware Valley University, which means it's time to start applying to and interviewing for summer internships.

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Three Spots to Catch Some Live Music in Bucks County

Posted on March 16, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

If you're getting tired of listening to streamed music from your phone's speaker, you should check out one of the great places in Bucks County with live music and a fun atmosphere. There are plenty of spots located near Delaware Valley University where you and your friends can have a blast.

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Speed networking: You should try It!

Posted on March 16, 2016 by Amanda Rudolph '17.

This was by far the best networking event I have ever attended. It was not your normal career fair event where there are booths and you approach each one, hope to make a good impression and hope they have time to talk to you. This was like a speed dating-type event, where each individual had time to talk to each businessperson.

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Getting Ahead with DelVal’s Spring 2016 Job and Internship Fair

Posted on March 7, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Delaware Valley University will host its Spring Job and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, and as a student, it's an event you don't want to miss! This fair allows you to meet people from companies that are looking for employees just like you. There are many opportunities available to you at the fair, so don't just stroll in after one of your classes.

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Making the Most of Your Spring Break: 4 Ways to Maximize Your Time Off and Still Have Fun

Posted on March 4, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Spring break is a great time to unwind from classes and projects at Delaware Valley University and enjoy the upcoming season. You want to make sure that you take advantage of the time that you have off, though. Instead of vowing to watch old reruns of your favorite TV show, come up with a plan of some activities you can do that are meaningful and will benefit you even after the break is over.

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Caffeine Awareness Month: How Much Do You Know About the Buzz in Your Coffee?

Posted on March 3, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

March is Caffeine Awareness Month! Should you celebrate by going heavy on the coffee every morning this month before class at Delaware Valley University? Probably not. Instead, it's a better idea to learn more about your coffee or energy drink and the effects that caffeine has on your mind and body.

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Making the Most of Your Spring Break: Four Ways to Maximize Your Time Off and Still Have Fun

Posted on March 2, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Spring break is a great time to unwind from classes and projects at Delaware Valley University and enjoy the upcoming season. You want to make sure that you take advantage of the time that you have off, though. Instead of vowing to watch old reruns of your favorite TV show, come up with a plan of some activities you can do that are meaningful and will benefit you even after the break is over.

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Leap Year 2016: The Story Behind the Extra Day Every Four Years

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

This year is a Leap Year, meaning February 29 is on the calendar again after four-year hiatus. But what does that really mean?
In short, we add February 29 to the calendar every four years to ensure that the calendar stays in line with the Earth's movement around the sun. It helps us stay synchronized with the seasons. Unfortunately, the actual "why" behind it is a little more complicated than that.

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Best Romantic Date Spots in Doylestown

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

If you found love at Delaware Valley University and you're looking to take that special someone out for a nice dinner, there are great spots in Doylestown that are sure to please your date. While you may spend most of your dates doing budget-friendly activities, there are those occasions where you want to splurge. These restaurants will impress anyone and provide a cozy atmosphere with great food.
Learn more about what each one has to offer.

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Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at These Bucks County Spots

Posted on February 23, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, March 17, you're probably breaking out your green attire and getting ready to bring out your inner-Irish around Delaware Valley University. St. Patrick's Day is the global celebration of Irish culture and remembers St. Patrick, who was one of Ireland's patron saints.

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Easy Ways to Relieve College Stress

Posted on February 22, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

College can be an extremely stressful time, with classes, assignments, social events, sports and jobs, even at Delaware Valley University. It can also be especially difficult while you're away from home and in a college environment. When your workload piles up and you fear falling behind on schoolwork and classes, don't panic! There are plenty of ways to relieve the stress you're experiencing.
Find out what you can do to relax, unwind and get rid of your stress.

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Looking for Study Help? Try These Apps for Organization and Productivity

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

When you're in college, finding the right studying or organization techniques for you can take some trial and error. Fortunately, with all of the technology that exists today, there are lots of apps readily available at your fingertips that could help you manage your time at Delaware Valley University. Whether you need help with note-taking, studying, long- or short-term projects or scheduling, there's an app for that!
Check out some of these apps below that could help you get work completed more efficiently.

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A new way of learning

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Eliza DiTomasso ’17.

It has officially been one month since I arrived in jolly old England and I could not be loving it more. In some ways, it is like being back home in America, but in many ways things are really different.

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Why You Should Start Planning Now if You Want a Summer Internship

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

A summer internship provides you with real-world experience that you can also list on your resume. It will also help you explore fields and companies to help you determine what industry you want to be a part of after graduation from Delaware Valley University.

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Five Things Every First-Year Undergrad Should Do During the Spring Semester

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

If you've begun the spring semester of your first year of college - congratulations! You're successfully halfway done with your first year. You've made it past all of the nervousness and uncertainty that comes with the first semester of college so now you can be comfortable during the spring semester.

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Three Places to Grab a Used Instrument in Bucks County

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Playing an instrument is the perfect way to spend time in between studying and attending classes. You may even be involved in a club or a band. However, instruments can be expensive, especially on a college student's budget. If you're looking for an instrument near Delaware Valley University, you're in luck.

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Tips for Students Starting College Spring Semester

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Starting college in the spring is slightly different than starting in the fall. There are many reasons that students choose to start classes in the spring, whether they preferred some more time between high school and college, or are transferring from another institution. Regardless of the reason, it's best to be as prepared as possible.

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Cheers from Gloucester, England!

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Eliza DiTomasso ’17.

My name is Eliza DiTomasso and this spring I will be studying at Hartpury College in the beautiful countryside of Gloucestershire County. As one of five DelVal students this semester taking part in this exchange, I truly am looking forward to the vast knowledge and adventures that await us.

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What to Do if You Want to Change Majors

Posted on February 11, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Changing your major is a big decision and requires a great deal of thought and consideration. It's not always the easiest process, but if you truly believe there's another academic program you should be involved in, it will be worth the extra effort.

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Tips to Do Valentine’s Day on a Student Budget

Posted on February 9, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

If you're looking to do something romantic for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day but don't have expendable income to spend on stereotypical dates or gifts, don't give up! There are plenty of creative activities you can do or gifts you can get for a low price or nothing at all. Your date will appreciate the thought and effort that you put into the day than what you spent on it.
Check out these ways to do Valentine's Day on a student budget.

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The Best Types of Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

As a full-time college student, you may find it difficult to find time to balance class, studying and fun, let alone hold a job. But if you're looking to make some money to either pay for classes or just for spending money, there are part-time jobs that can work for you.
Keep reading to find out which part-time jobs are best for college students at Delaware Valley University.

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The Four Things Every Senior Undergrad Should Do During Their Last Semester

Posted on February 5, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

It's the final stretch - your very last semester as an undergraduate student. You've accomplished so much over the past several years and now graduation is only a few short months away. You'll be a graduate before you know it, so make sure you spend your last semester reflecting and celebrating your time in college.

To help you get started on your own to-do list, we've put together our own list of things every senior undergrad should do during their last semester.

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Should I Study Abroad in College? The Benefits of Education Over Seas

Posted on February 4, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Studying abroad is an experience that allows students to take classes as part of their major and academic program, while also giving them the opportunity to travel and be immersed in a different culture.
If you've been considering studying abroad, it's best to be as informed as possible. Here is some information to help make your decision easier.

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Do You Know Why We Celebrate Presidents’ Day?

Posted on February 3, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Presidents' Day is recognized as a national holiday that is celebrated on the third Monday in February. But as you enjoyed the day off of school, did you ever wonder why we celebrate Presidents' Day? Find out how this holiday came about.

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How to Get Involved in DelVal’s Clubs and Student Organizations

Posted on January 22, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

Now that the spring semester is underway, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to check out all the clubs and organizations that Delaware Valley University has to offer. DelVal students have more than 70 student organizations ranging in all types of fun. With this vast offering, you’re sure to find something that will provide lots of entertainment.

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5 Things to Do During Syllabus Week to Get Ahead

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

As winter break comes to a close and classes start back up again, it’s important that you regain focus after the few weeks you’ve had off. It can be easy to get lazy during syllabus week, but this will only end up hurting you in the weeks to come. By taking control of syllabus week, you could be taking control of the entire semester. Find out more about how you can get ahead during syllabus week at Delaware Valley University.

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How to Take Advantage of DelVal’s Resources in the New Year

Posted on January 20, 2016 by Delaware Valley University .

Delaware Valley University has numerous resources aimed at assisting students achieve their goals and navigate through the semester seamlessly. However, not all students are aware of these outstanding resources that DelVal has to offer.
Find out more about DelVal’s resources and how they can benefit you in the New Year.

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Best Places on the DelVal Campus to Relax

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

The key to relaxing after a long day of classes, a particularly challenging exam or a stressful week is to find the perfect place with an atmosphere that allows you to unwind and refocus. Delaware Valley University has plenty of areas that allow you to clear your mind and breathe freely, so that you’re prepared for the rest of the challenges the school year throws at you.
Learn more about the best places on the DelVal campus to relax.

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Top Things Senior Undergrads Should Do Before Graduation

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Although graduation may seem far away at the start of the spring semester, the next few months will probably seem to fly by, leaving seniors with a myriad of emotions from accomplished to nervous. Rather than becoming overwhelmed by these emotions, look at the upcoming months as an opportunity to prepare for graduation and life after the diploma. If you’re a senior undergrad at Delaware Valley University, it’s important that you do these following things before you walk across the stage.

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Switching from Fall Semester to Spring Semester

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Every school year, the fall semester is typically very different from the spring semester. For example, at Delaware Valley University, the fall semester begins with warm temperatures, and ends before the holidays. The spring semester begins after the holidays, when the temperatures are frigid, then ends as spring begins to bloom again.

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Popular New Year’s Resolutions for College Students

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

New year, new semester – new you? January 1 is rapidly approaching and many students take this time to evaluate themselves and the past year. People see the New Year as an opportunity for a fresh start and create resolutions for a better year ahead. So whether you’re looking to create new habits, ditch bad ones, or focus on something to better yourself, use a New Year’s resolution to keep you motivated.

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How to Determine if You Need a Class Before the Drop/Add Deadline

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Most schedules are flexible at the beginning of the semester until the drop/add period is over. But as you’re sitting through the first class of a course you’re not sure will benefit you, how will you know what to do? Learn more about what to do to help you determine whether or not to drop that class while it’s still possible.

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Skiing Near DelVal

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The temperatures are dropping and the winter season is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you should hide in your residence hall under blankets! Along with the cold comes the opportunity to participate in winter activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing! There are plenty of mountains and ski resorts around Delaware Valley University where you can hit the slopes.

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Tips for Battling Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

We’ve all experienced it before – the winter months roll around and put us in a funk. Our mood drops and we’d rather just lounge inside with a movie or two (or three or four!) instead of getting out and enjoying ourselves. This isn’t anything to be alarmed by – it’s the winter blues. If you find yourself feeling down this winter, Seasonal Affective Disorder may be nagging at you. But don’t let it keep you down, there are plenty of ways to improve your mood and keep you motivated.

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Top Spots to Pick Up a Handmade Gift in Bucks County

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The holidays are here and that means we’re all thinking about the gifts that we’re going to share with our loved ones. While going to the mall and picking something up from a department store is a thoughtful gesture and will always be appreciated, for those special someone’s, you may want to get a unique gift that they can treasure for years to come.

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A History Lesson on New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

As the students at Delaware Valley University relax over winter break, one of the holidays to be excited about is New Year’s Eve. This holiday typically entails dressing in fancy or sparkly attire, going out with family and friends, and watching the ball drop.

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Start Your Second Semester Right

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

It’s never easy to get back into the swing of classes and assignments after the long winter break full of lounging around, visiting friends and family, and plenty of holiday food. If you’re not prepared, it’s possible that you could get caught up in the lazy lifestyle you adopted over the past few weeks, which can lead to a rough start to your second semester.But by taking the initiative this year at Delaware Valley University and controlling how you start the semester, you’ll be more focused and back on track for the remainder of the school year.

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Winter Events in Doylestown

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Now that the temperatures are dropping and the winter season is approaching, there are plenty of activities around Doylestown and Delaware Valley University for you to enjoy all winter long. Call your friends, grab your coat and hit the town for some community fun.

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A-Day History

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Ashley Mohn '16, dairy science major.

DelVal's students are getting ready to host another A-Day Weekend this spring! In this week's blog post, Ashley Mohn '16, a member of the A-Day Team, discusses the history of this popular DelVal tradition. 

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Watson Executive-in-Residence Speaker: Marlene de la Cruz

Posted on December 7, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The Watson Executive-in-Residence program, which was founded by Thomas Watson ’57 in 2006, focuses on preparing students for the business world. The program brings top executives to campus to share candid advice and lessons from their careers.

This fall's Watson Executive-in-Residence speaker, Marlene de la Cruz, president of Adelphi Research, a global market research company, shared some career advice for blog readers. In addition to her presentation at DelVal, which was open to students of all levels, she also met with the University’s MBA students during her time on campus.

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The Best DelVal Christmas Gifts

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

As the season of giving approaches, most students across the country are scrambling to find the right gift for every member of their family. However, all Delaware Valley University students have to do is walk over to the DelVal bookstore for a variety of gift options.

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Where to Find a Hot Cup of Coffee on and Near Campus

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Cold winter mornings require a hot cup of coffee to help you stay warm and get your motor running on the way to class. If you have to walk across the Delaware Valley University campus, you need a delicious cup of coffee to help you brave the wind chill. But where can you find to-go coffee by the DelVal campus?

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Your Guide to the DelVal’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Seasons

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Winter at Delaware Valley University means snow, hot chocolate and multiple layers but, most importantly, basketball season. Both the men’s and women’s teams play at a competitive level and have exciting upcoming seasons that DelVal students or basketball fans in the area shouldn’t miss.

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Join us for Giving Tuesday!

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

For the second year in a row, Giving Tuesday Bucks will headquarter its Bucks County-focused celebration of philanthropy and community service at Delaware Valley University. The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Moumgis Auditorium, which is located in the Student Center, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Upcoming Christmas Events in Doylestown

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Historic Doylestown is home to many Christmas events that span a variety of formats and activities, giving Delaware Valley University students numerous exciting and fun possibilities to celebrate the holiday season.

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Leadership at DelVal

Posted on November 19, 2015 by Andrew Moyer.

The word leadership means different things to different people. The programming at Delaware Valley University reflects that with the aim to provide students with various opportunities throughout their time at DelVal. The university is committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow, and it takes different leadership models to do that well. At DelVal, our students will find many programs that cover their needs.

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Inside DelVal’s Annual Holiday Concert

Posted on November 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Each year in December, the Delaware Valley University community gathers for a festive holiday concert to celebrate the upcoming holidays. The concert isn’t only a friendly and warm event that takes place during the season of giving, but it’s also a great way to see the talent of members of the DelVal community and celebrate with your neighbors through sing-alongs and spreading cheer. 

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Hooroo Straya!

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Thomas Rossman '17, a conservation and wildlife management major.

Thomas Rossman '17, a conservation and wildlife management major, shares his thoughts on leaving Australia after spending a semester studying abroad. 

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4 Ways to Keep Your Brain Fresh Over Thanksgiving Break

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

As Thanksgiving break approaches, Delaware Valley University students are anticipating the much-needed downtime during their days off. While this is immensely important and healthy for a college student, on returning to campus after break, you’ll have only a certain number of days before your first semester final exams. This makes keeping you brain fresh over Thanksgiving break very important.

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The Winter Essentials Every Delaware Valley Student Needs

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The start of your second semester at Delaware Valley University coincides with the start of winter. This means colder temperatures, chattering teeth and possibly copious amounts of snow. And although you can cross your fingers and hope for a snow day, chances are that DelVal students will have to embrace the cold on their way to class, so it’s best to be prepared for the winter elements.

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How to Successfully Close Out Your First Semester at DelVal

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

As we move closer to the end of the calendar year and the beginning of a new one, Delaware Valley University students are closing in on the end of their fall semester. This means that exams, final projects and grades (GASP!) are on the way, and you need to end the semester and year on a high note.

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Career Options for Public Historians: Dr. Craig Stutman

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Dr. Jack Schmidt .

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been introducing readers to Delaware Valley University’s new major in history, policy and society by highlighting the diverse backgrounds of our talented faculty members in the program. I thought the unique interests and experiences of our faculty would not only serve as an introduction to the key people in the new program, but also inform potential students about some of the career options for public historians. This week, I’d like to introduce readers to Dr. Craig Stutman.

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Public History Careers: Dr. David Snyder

Posted on November 5, 2015 by Dr. Jack Schmidt.

In my last post, I introduced readers to Delaware Valley University’s new major in public history. One of the questions I receive frequently when talking with students about this major is, “What kind of job can I expect to find following graduation?”

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Orchards in Doylestown, PA

Posted on November 3, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

Orchards in the Doylestown area are filled with an abundance of treats. While apple picking season may be over, you can visit an orchard to take home some delicious pies, ciders or other goods so your family can experience a taste of the Doylestown area. And since there are a variety of orchards near Delaware Valley University, you can plan an engaging and fun fall day at one.

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Leadership Begins with One

Posted on November 2, 2015 by Christophor Jurin ’10 (B.S.) ’14 (MBA).

What makes a person a leader? Does the presence of followers automatically make someone a leader? If so, how many followers does it take to make a leader? What makes a leader good?

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It’s Not Your Father’s History Major

Posted on November 2, 2015 by By Dr. Jack Schmidt.

When you mention the thought of becoming a history major, the first image that forms in many people’s minds is someone sitting half asleep in front of the computer at 3 a.m. trying to finish a research paper on some obscure foreign battle or spending hours in the library trying to wade through long articles written by an expert whose only purpose is apparently to show off his impressive vocabulary. While not everyone remembers their high school and college history classes fondly, many of us spend significant portions of our holidays, vacations and spare time seeking out history by choice.

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Tips for Acing your First Semester Exams

Posted on October 29, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

With the first semester coming to a close, final exams definitely are on every student’s mind. No matter how hard you try to ignore your syllabus or your professor’s warnings, these course-covering tests are coming, and Delaware Valley University students need to be ready.

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Four Must-See Points of Interest in Doylestown

Posted on October 27, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

The historic Doylestown community surrounding the Delaware Valley University campus provides students with an abundance of things to do and places to see during their free time. If you need a break from studying or the DelVal campus, planning a day trip around Doylestown or to a specific local event can be just the stress reliever you need.

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A Walk in the Park

Posted on October 26, 2015 by Thomas Rossman '17, a conservation and wildlife management major.

Thomas Rossman ’17 is a conservation and wildlife management major at DelVal. He is blogging about his semester studying abroad in Australia.

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What Makes up a Personal Visit to DelVal and When you Can Schedule

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

One of the best ways to experience Delaware Valley University and make sure that it’s the best university for you is to schedule a personal visit to the campus. Through this exposure, you’ll get a firsthand look into life as a DelVal student and the atmosphere that our campus provides. But what can you expect during a personal visit to DelVal?

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The History of the Keystone Cup

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

One of the biggest, fiercest football rivalries is between the Delaware Valley University Aggies and the Widener University Pride. For 34 years, these two schools have battled for bragging rights over the coveted Keystone Cup, which is awarded to the winning program each year. The battle between these Division III football programs showcases some of the fieriest tenacity of the teams in the MAC.

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3 Ways the Residence Halls at DelVal Focus on your Comfort

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Delaware Valley University.

For incoming Delaware Valley University students, adjusting to living in a residence hall can take some time. But here at DelVal, we work to give our students the most comfortable living environment possible as soon as you move into your new residence hall.

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