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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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 College 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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