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Tips, Tools and Takes on Academics

(sponsored by the Office of Academic Engagement)

March 2, 2021

Take Two: Self Care Still Matters

As a follow up to our summer self care series, Dr. Burwell joins us again for a reminder of tips and tools for dealing with stress and the pandemic. Dr. Burwell is a longstanding member of the NSU community with a focus on health promotion and reducing health disparities. She has also lead learning communities focused on health since they started on campus year ago. Dr. Burwell is passionate about student support and continuing to help NSU students and our communities. Stay tuned for new episodes now posted on #TipsTuesdays. 

August 23, 2020

LC Series: Yoga and Meditation

This episode on yoga and meditation is the final one in the podcast's Learning Communities Self-Care Series for summer 2020. All of the episodes share tips for reducing stress, supporting good health and setting yourself up for academic success. Whether you are a student or faculty or staff member, we hope that you will use this series to start or enhance a commitment to your own care. In this session, Dr. Kathleen Thomas talks about her experience with yoga and breathing exercises inside and outside the classroom. she also notes tools and the importance of self care in the current, larger pandemic and political environment. shares the importance of sleep for your health, academic success and livelihood. Listen for tips and tools for good sleeping habits. Dr. Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science with expertise in "Motor Control/Learning of Posture and Locomotion, Kinesiology, Injury and Rehabilitation and Biomechanics." 

August 16, 2020

LC Series: The Importance of Sleep

In this Learning Communities Self-Care Series episode, Ms. LeKenya Skelton shares the importance of sleep for your health, academic success and livelihood. Listen for tips and tools for good sleeping habits. Ms. Skelton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who supports students as a resource in the NSU Counseling Center.  

August 9, 2020

LC Series: Meditation Moments – Part 2

Welcome to another special segment of the Learning Communities series focused on self-care. This session features a mediation moment focused on mindfulness presented by Ms. Shana Simmons. Ms. Simmons, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the NSU Counseling Center, shares tips, tools and her take on mindfulness by leading listeners on a guided meditation. Join us for this demonstration. And,  bookmark this episode and utilize this information in between classes, before or after an exam and before you go to sleep. 

August 9, 2020

LC Series: Meditation Moments – Part 1

Welcome to a special segment of the Learning Communities series focused on meditation as a part of self-care. This session features how to work on establishing mindfulness and is presented by Ms. Cheniqua Goode.  Ms. Goode, a Licensed Professional Counselor with the NSU Counseling Center, shares tips, tools and her take on being present through deep breathing. Join us for this demonstration. And, bookmark this episode and utilize this information between classes, before or after an exam and before you go to sleep. Stay tuned for part 2.  

August 2, 2020

LC Series: Being Present and Intentional

In this Learning Communities Self-Care Series episode, Ms. Arkitia Pegram-Crawley shares easy to access and important advice on being present and intentional. Listen in for tips and tools that you can begin to use now to build good habits for managing stress, including disappointments. Whether you will be new to NSU this fall or returning for your last year, this content will be informative and helpful. Ms. Crawley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who supports students as a resource in the NSU Counseling Center. Stay tuned for two follow up episodes in which two of her colleagues help us practice her recommendations. 

July 24, 2020

LC Series: Blending Spiritual and Physical Wellness

Welcome to the fourth episode of a special Learning Communities series of Next Up. focused on self-care. This session features insights and advice on Kinesthetic Learning: Blending Spiritual and Physical Wellness. Dr. Tarin Hampton is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science and a community leader on and off campus. She is also our special guest for this episode. Dr. Hampton shares insights on maintaining your true self within the college environment based on her experience as a dancer, educator and spiritual leader. Don't miss this uplifting episode.  

July 14, 2020

LC Series: Gardening 101

Did you know that there is a greenhouse on-campus? Welcome to the third episode of a special Learning Communities series focused on self-care. This session features insights and advice on Gardening 101 (including taking care of plants in your home or apartment) for food and relaxation and shines light on our greenhouse. Dr. Stephen Via, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology is our special guest. He shares tips and tools, including utilizing odd or cheap (his word) sources to get started. Contact Dr. Stephen Via at smvia@nsu.edu for a tour of the greenhouse or to see if you can reserve a spot for your plans. Learn more about the Food Access and Advocacy Learning Community here.    

July 12, 2020

LC Series: School Life Balance – Part 2

Welcome to the second episode of a special Learning Communities series focused on self-care. This series features insights and advice on a variety of topics and success habits well-suited for the summer, when you have plenty of time to get started on the tips and tools for success before classes start in the fall.

This session is our second take on a concept called the Superwoman Schema, also featured in Episode 17 in Season One. In sum, research in social work and public health practice revealed a phenomena of women, especially women of color, feeling obligated to take care of everyone and be successful at everything, even when they are stressed and tired. This can be especially true for students who are supporting their families and focusing on college. Join us as Ms. Felisa Smith, Nursing Instructor in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health, shares her take on this dynamic based on her expertise and experience. She follows up with a variety of tips and tools for how students can take care of themselves and facilitate academic success. 

June 14, 2020

LC Series: School Life Balance – Part 1

Welcome to the first episode of a special Learning Communities series focused on self-care. Produced and hosted by Ms. Angel Eason (with an assist from Dr. Mebane), this series features insights and advice on a variety of topics and success habits well-suited for the summer, when you have plenty of time to get started on the tips and tools for success before classes start in the fall. This episode focuses on a concept called the Superwoman Schema. In sum, research in social work and public health practice revealed the phenomena of women, especially women of color, feeling obligated to take care of everyone and be successful at everything, even when they are stressed and tired. This can be especially true for students who are supporting their families and focusing on college. Join us as Dr. Breshell Nevels, Master of Social Work Program Director, shares her take on this dynamic based on her expertise and experience. She follows up with a variety of tips for how students can take care of themselves, too.