Maintaining Student Mental Health During COVID-19

By: Chris Butsch Even before the pandemic, more than two-thirds of American college students reported symptoms of mental illness, such as pervasive loneliness and stress (American College Health Association). Shockingly, being separated from your friends and fiddling with Zoom all day isn’t helping. Since we’re not sure when campus life will return to normal, let’s […]

Me and coffee are friends

By: Ben Hoyer Me and coffee are friends. We weren’t always, but in college, a friend introduced us. My relationship with coffee started with Irish Crème breve and Mint flavored mochas and slowly evolved through lattes and cappuccinos to americanos and black drip coffee. As our friendship turned into a love affair, I happened to […]

Thinking about Women’s History Month

Each year, women’s history month is a time of reflection for me. It allows me time to take inventory on how I’m doing and where I’d like to go. It’s a month where I choose to honor the strong leadership of women who have gone before me. This morning, as I was searching through new […]

To think big, start small

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.” – Peter Marshall In my clinical practice, I am often asked how to get rid of stubborn, bad habits, compulsive behavior, and addictions. People report previous efforts that have been unsuccessful, frustration with halting progress followed by relapse, and feeling powerless under the sway of an […]

Avoid Checking Out

Today’s students are struggling with intense academic expectations, schedules that are filled with activities and with finding the time to spend growing with their fraternity or sorority members. Students view meetings as a required activity—another time and place where they have to be. Instead, students should use these opportunities to share ideas, make decisions and […]