Our time at university is almost always a pivoting point, for better or worse. Some people go into college seemingly strong in their faith but walk away burnt out and disillusioned. Others come in with spiritual doubts and apathy toward Christ and walk away as passionate Christian leaders. What makes the difference? In Walking with Jesus on Campus, chaplain Stephen Kellough explores 10 make-or-break issues like: Doubt and Depression, Sexuality and Singleness, The Sabbath Perfectionism.
This is an essential book for anyone in academia who cares about the education of the whole person.--Parker J. Palmer
College Knowledge for the Jewish Student
by David Schoem
Through lively tips and compelling student stories about life at college, College Knowledge for the Jewish Student offers thoughtful, practical information for every Jewish student who wants to make a successful transition. Includes tips on the academic aspects of college life, like communicating with faculty, learning what is where on campus, where to go for help with coursework, how to manage one's time for a balanced experience, etc. In addition, it offers advice on dealing with family, finances, health, and safety, as well as the many social and emotional aspects of this important rite of passage.
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You Can't Touch My Hair: and other things I still have to explain
by Phoebe Robinson
Call Number: PN2287.R715 A3 2016
Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comic, which means that comedic fodder runs through her everyday life. And as a black woman in America, she asserts, sometimes you need to have a sense of humor to deal with the nonsense you are handed every day. And Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years, not lest the people who ask her whether they can touch her hair. All. The. Time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page. As personal as it is political, You Can't Touch My Hair is an utterly modern essay collection: one that examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases.
Sociologist Daisy Verduzco Reyes paints a vivid picture of Latino student life, outlining students' interactions with one another, with non-Latino peers, and with faculty, administrators, and the outside community. Reyes identifies the normative institutional arrangements that shape the social relationships relevant to Latino students' lives, including school size, the demographic profile of the student body, residential arrangements, the relationship between students and administrators, and how well diversity programs integrate students through cultural centers and retention centers. Together these characteristics create an environment for Latino students that influences how they interact, identify, and come to understand their place on campus. Reyes shows how college campuses shape much more than students' academic and occupational trajectories; they mold students' ideas about inequality and opportunity in America, their identities, and even how they intend to practice politics.