Archive for October, 2014


Classroom Under the Sea

Classroom Under the Sea

Earlier in October, two educators living underwater for 73 days began an online lecture series called Classroom Under the Sea. Biology professor Bruce Cantrell and adjunct professor Jessica Fain from Roane State Community College in East Tennessee are living and working in an underwater habitat—Jules’ Undersea Lodge on Key Largo in the Florida Keys—for 73 days. While in the habitat, Fain and Cantrell are hosting “Classroom Under the Sea,” presented by Roane State and the Marine Resources Development Foundation on Key Largo.

Recent guests on the show include astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Mike Gernhardt. Later this week, Renowned marine life artist Wyland and underwater photographer Stephen Frink will share how the ocean influences their work and how they use art to show the fragility of the ocean. Viewers can watch the series here. Additionally, class materials such as lab lesson plans can be downloaded for free for each episode of “Classroom Under the Sea” here.

Sallie Mae Introduces Mobile App

To help students and families navigate the planning-for-college process, Sallie Mae recently unveiled a new smartphone app. College Ahead is available to download for free in the iTunes Apple store. It can operate in a number of languages and offers tips, strategies and tools for saving for college, financial planning, and applying for aid.

The Dangers of Multi-Tasking

Busy students often feel they have to multi-task to knock off all the items on their to-do list. Trying to do several things at one time may actually do more harm than good. This article explains how multi-tasking can even damage your brain and hurt your career. Yikes!

Tips to Help You Reach Your Goals

Recently, the folks at Monster.com shared this handy list of 6 Small Changes to Help You Reach More of Your Goals. Read more for tips on how to focus, break your goals down into manageable steps, and the change your self-talk to align you for success.

A solid education also gives you a big advantage in the job market. Explore the course offerings at the College of Westchester to get started.