The day DelVal became a university

Posted on April 22, 2015 by By Dr. Joseph Brosnan, president.

The jagged line of students waiting to get free “university” t-shirts wound its way through the lobby of the Student Center and out into the Pub. I stood in the middle of all the excitement, helping to give out this souvenir of DelVal’s new status as a university. It clearly was a hot item. We couldn’t give them out fast enough. More and more students crowded in, with everyone enjoying the frenzied pushing, the camaraderie and the shared pride. This was April 8, the day our school officially became Delaware Valley University.

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Branch Out: Join us for Networking Night at DelVal

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Celina Burgueño '16.

As a student leader and president of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), it is my job to encourage students to focus on their professional development. Sometimes, this involves convincing other students that networking is not what they think. The general impression about networking is that it is intimidating and difficult.

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My first week in Japan

Posted on April 4, 2015 by Kristy Poisson '16.

I can’t believe that it has already been just over a week since I arrived in Tokyo. So many things have happened since the plane landed that I hardly know where to begin in recounting it all.

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Delaware Valley: From College to University

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

It’s an exciting time as Delaware Valley College becomes Delaware Valley University, with the official switch from college to university taking place on Wednesday, April 8. Students and staff alike are thrilled about this milestone and excited about all of the new opportunities it will bring for the institution.

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Ducks Unlimited

Posted on April 1, 2015 by By Kristin Ryerson ’15, DelVal Ducks Unlimited president and co-founder.

In the fall of 2012, Chris Adams ’13 and I founded the DelVal chapter of Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. As part of the national organization, the chapter’s main focus is to raise funds to help preserve wetlands and support research throughout North America. Each November the chapter has its annual Sportsmen’s Dinner where we raffle off outdoor gear, artwork and more to raise approximately $3,000 each year.  The club also participates in trips to observe waterfowl and educates the public on the importance of conserving wetlands.

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The Best Places to Explore During your Delaware Valley Campus Visit

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Before you come to DelVal to explore the campus and decide if this university is the right choice for you, you’ll want to be prepared as far as what to see during the visit. Below are some of the best buildings on campus to explore while you’re at DelVal.

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The Benefits of Delaware Valley’s Summer Program

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

The Summer Bridge Program that DelVal offers is an amazing opportunity to help students to transition easily and comfortably from high school to college. This four-week academic residential program prepares students for college-level classes in English and mathematics as well as the college culture and environment.

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Studying Abroad in Japan

Posted on March 23, 2015 by By Kristy Poisson ’16.

It’s 7:39 p.m. on Monday, March 23, and I’m sitting here thinking about my upcoming adventure in Japan. For a long time, I have been fascinated by different cultures and languages, and have recently been infected by the infamous “travel bug.” When I became an English major at DelVal, it was with the intention of one day traveling to different countries and teaching English as a second language while expanding my knowledge and feeding my curiosity for world linguistics.  

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How to Get the Most Out of your Campus Visit

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Visiting a college or university that you’re considering attending is an exciting step in the decision-making process. Setting foot on the campus makes a world of difference from just browsing the college’s website and reading through pamphlets, so it’s crucial to make the most of your visit.

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How to Start an Organic Farm in Pennsylvania

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Whether you’re passionate about organic food or inspired by farming and agriculture, organic farming is a beneficial activity to be involved with. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in organic farming, the Organic Farming Program, offered through a partnership between DelVal and Rodale Institute, is an outstanding opportunity available to you. You can gain experience in the field and create your own pathway to transition into a career in organic farming.

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Spring Events you Can’t Miss This Spring

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Spring 2015 is an exciting semester at Delaware Valley College, and we can’t wait for you to join us in fun celebrations and educational events to help you succeed. Check out the list of events going on at DelVal’s campus this semester. We know you won’t want to miss any of them!

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Leading a seminar on diversity

Posted on March 10, 2015 by By Mark Wade '15, Peer Mentor.

I recently delivered an important seminar for my peers in Moumgis Auditorium. Participants received two note cards, a piece of paper and a pen. They were asked to write one thing that they wanted to learn from the seminar on the paper. These were crumpled to form "snowballs," which led to our first icebreaker. Everyone stood in a circle at the front of the auditorium and threw their snowballs around. Volunteers read aloud from the papers they caught. Many said something such as, "I want to learn more about my privileges and the privileges of others."

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Best Study Spots in Doylestown, PA

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Studying for exams between classes, at night and on the weekends is necessary to make sure you understand the material and perform well on your tests. However, spending hours studying in the same environment can become mundane and cause you to lose focus.

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How to train for a 5K

Posted on March 3, 2015 by By Felix Moreno, Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach and Track & Field Coach.

Training for a 5K can be a great way to get motivated to work out! It's also an opportunity to get outside and socialize with others. Here are some tips to help you get ready to run one of the upcoming 5Ks. 

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How to Find an On-Campus Job

Posted on March 3, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Holding an on-campus job is a smart way to earn some spending cash while you’re attending college. You’ll be able to afford items you need with the money you earn, plus the job will be conveniently located nearby. You won’t have to worry about traveling too far for your job since you’ll be on campus for classes anyway, and you’ll be familiar with the environment

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What do Employers want to see on your Resume

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

When you’re applying for a job, it’s crucial for your résumé to capture employers’ attention and make a good impression. Your résumé must accurately represent who you are as a professional and tell the hiring manager why you’d be the best fit for a particular position.

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Top 10 Factors to Consider when Choosing a College

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Choosing a college is both exciting and overwhelming. There are many colleges that have a lot to offer, but how will you find the right one for you? It’s best to know what you want from your college experience, so make a list of your requirements and consider the following when making your campus visits.

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Coaching DelVal’s first men’s lacrosse team

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Gary Mercadante, DelVal Head Men's Lacrosse Coach.

The opportunity to be the first head men’s lacrosse coach at DelVal was immediately appealing to me because I was given the opportunity to build a program from scratch. The most important elements in year one are establishing our standards, developing a family, and a creating a winning culture on and off the field.

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Top 5 Places to See on a DelVal Campus Visit

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

If you’re considering attending Delaware Valley University, it’s crucial to visit the campus and check out all it has to offer. Of course, you’ll want to see everything. But if you’re wondering what the most important places to see on DelVal’s campus are, keep reading to find out the top five.

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How to Juggle a Dual Major

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Having two majors in college can be rewarding in the long run, but loading up on extra classes and extra work each semester is challenging. It takes a lot of dedication and focus to carry two majors simultaneously, and you’ll have to sacrifice social and personal time for studying and school work. However, dual majors can increase your qualifications and help you get a job after college.

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Make your DelVal ID work for you: 7 DelVal Discounts

Posted on February 19, 2015 by By Annmarie Ely, media relations and publications coordinator.

That DelVal ID you’re carrying around in your wallet can help you save money at local businesses. Check out some of the places that offer discounts with DelVal ID.

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The Ultimate Campus Visit Planning Checklist

Posted on February 17, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Visiting college campuses is an exciting part of the decision-making process regarding higher education, but it can also be overwhelming. It’s important to plan out your visit so you can see as much as possible when you get to the schools and make the most of your visits.

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Mastering your First Year: The Secrets to Straight A’s and a Social Life

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

While furthering your education is the primary goal when attending college, the overall experience, including the social aspect, can be just as rewarding as the academic benefits. But it’s important to balance both your school work and your social life to get the most out of your college years.

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What to know Before Changing your Major

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

If you aren’t happy with the program you’re currently in or you’re interested in a different career after college than you originally planned, you may be considering changing your major. While it’s important to enjoy your classes and enter a field that means something to you, changing your major can throw off your college plan. All of the work you completed over the years may not count toward your new major.

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My new passion

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Adam Sharp, former Organic Farming Program participant.

My new passion has left me with a true sense of purpose. I want to start a health-conscious and organic restaurant on my farm. I have recently shifted my eating habits to become much more healthy and organic. Overall, I have seen and felt tremendous benefits both physically and mentally. I want to introduce the benefits of healthy eating and demonstrate how we can change for our bodies for the better.

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Group vs. Indvidual Campus Tours

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Now that you’ve narrowed down your college choices to a small list, you can start visiting the campuses to experience them firsthand and get a better understanding of each one. Most colleges offer both group tours, during which larger groups of students and family members see the campus together with a guide, and individual tours, during which a tour guide gives one student, and those who accompany him or her, a personal look at the campus

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Benefits of a Dual Major Program

Posted on February 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Declaring two majors in college and graduating with two different degrees can open many opportunities for you in the future. Although having two majors requires a lot of hard work, extra classes and potentially sacrificing free time, you’ll reap many benefits in the future.

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Day in the Life: Being a DelVal RA

Posted on February 4, 2015 by Mariah Beaver ’15.

Once per month, a guest blogger will share a look at DelVal from his or her view. We’re hoping that by having people from all different areas of campus describe a day here, we can all learn a little more about this great campus! The opportunity is open to all people on campus who are interested in sharing what a day at DelVal is like for them. In this post, Mariah Beaver '15 shares what it is like being an RA at DelVal during finals week. 

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Extracurricular Activities Employers Love to See

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Employers want to know that you were involved in extracurricular activities in college because it shows that you were social, contributed to campus life and have good interpersonal skills. It’s important for employers to see that their employees have good communication skills because this reflects positively on the company.

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Hobbies to take up once you’re Accepted to College

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Having a hobby or two when you go away to college is a great way to relax, take your mind off of school work, and keep you busy if you have some free time. Some hobbies can be enjoyed in a group setting and can even help you meet new people on campus.

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Most Important Questions to Ask on a College Visit

Posted on January 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Visiting a college is exciting, but it also can be overwhelming to learn so much information from your tour guide over a short period of time. That’s why it’s beneficial to make a list of the most important questions to ask when you’re visiting a college. Prepare your list before you leave for your visit and bring it with you so you won’t forget your questions.

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My favorite spot on campus: The Writing Center

Posted on January 14, 2015 by David Clement '15.

Delaware Valley University has an expansive campus that combines the best of the natural world and modern structures. A campus that is made to be eco-friendly and forward-thinking; yet is respectful to the past generations, thanks to a socially conscious community. It’s difficult to select a favorite acre of DelVal’s campus, let alone a single favorite place. After a long time thinking about campus, I decided my favorite spot on campus is our Writing Center, in Miller Hall. It’s a place for guidance on creative endeavors as well as academic projects. It’s where you can hone your writing skills with the help of the in-house wordsmiths of DelVal.

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How to start a Campus Club

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Do you have a particular interest or passion but there’s no club for it available on your campus? Why don’t you start that club yourself, especially since it will give other students the opportunity to join a club they support and feel strongly about. You’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment and your academic advisors will be glad you took the initiative.

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How to Stay Healthy During the First Year of College

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

As you begin your first year of college, you may find yourself getting into unhealthy habits that could hinder your academic performance and make you feel sleepy and sluggish. Eating right and exercising will help you excel in your classes, avoid illnesses and feel better overall.

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Day in the Life: Teaching with Dr. Chris Tipping

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Dr. Chris Tipping, associate professor and chair of the plant science department.

Welcome to DelVal’s Day in the Life series! Once per month, a guest blogger will share a look at DelVal from his or her view. We’re hoping that by having people from all different areas of campus describe a day here, we can all learn a little more about this great campus! The opportunity is open to all people on campus who are interested in sharing what a day at DelVal is like for them. For our first post in the series, Dr. Chris Tipping, a DelVal faculty member who teaches in both the plant science and biology departments, shared a day where he had a hands-on activity for students in class.

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How to Jump Start your Second Semester

Posted on January 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

The second semester gives you the opportunity to start fresh and tackle your new classes with an eager attitude. Aspire to make this semester the best one yet by preparing for it with these few tips.

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