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NE to sponsor seminar dealing with cover letters, resumes for work

NE career services will host a resume and cover letter interactive information session 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Galley (NSTU 1506).

During this session, audience members will learn the basics of writing resumes and cover letters, which will strengthen their writing skills and enhance professional development.

Vicki McCleery, NE student development associate, said the session will not be what students would typically expect out of an event like this. While students might expect a speech about resumes, this session will provide them the opportunity to learn while using interactive technology.

“It will help students apply their marketable skills,” she said.

While there is no fee to attend, students are required to register. They can register via the Volunteer Hub at

Refreshments will be served.

Josh Del Rio


Campus learning labs to showcase student resources available on NE

Sail to Success wants to introduce students to the educational resources they have on NE Campus.

“Our intent with Sail to Success is to let students know that we as educators are here to help them through the process, which is college,” learning lab manager Jared Landin said.

The Oct. 27 event is a collective effort of the campus learning labs to show NE students what kinds of resources they can access.

“The majority of the support for Sail to Success comes from the faculty,” he said.

Landin said faculty send their students to the centers where representatives can show them the value of having and using NE’s resources.

“We don’t want our students to think that they’re in this alone,” he said. “We want students to know that people are eager to help them.”

Sail to Success occurs twice in the fall semester and twice in the spring.

The semester’s second gathering on Oct. 27 will be Halloween-themed with candy at every table. Students unable to attend can plan for the spring event. In September, 115 first-time-in-college students were among 200 attending.

Nate Jackson 


Workshop shows TR students some time-saving tips for full schedules

Time management can be a useful tool for college students, a TR academic adviser said at a presentation Oct. 5.

“Time management is designed to work smarter, not harder,” Jay Smith told students.

Organization is the first step students can take to get the most out of their time. Students can have high demands on their time, and getting a planner or calendar can help with effective organization, Smith said. Making a daily to-do list can help students stay focused on tasks they need to complete.

Setting long-term and short-term goals are useful tools. When students set goals, they are more likely to reach them if the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely, Smith said.

Making proper use of time plays a key role in time management for students, such as knowing what time of day they learn best. Learning to say no to social activities when there are other responsibilities to tend to is a good tool for better time management, Smith said.

Celebrating success and rewarding achievements are an important last step.

“Once you’ve completed something, take yourself out to have ice cream,” Smith said.

Smith suggested students visit their academic advisers for more information about time management.

Bethany Narvaez


New South class will focus on roles played by women in ancient society

Power in the Ancient World, a learning community study, will come to South Campus this spring.

The course will consist of ENGL 2332 and HIST 2311. Students are encouraged to take both simultaneously, but it is not required.

English professor Gary Montano, who will teach the English portion, says this course is unlike the traditional class setting.

“This class is what we call a learning community class, meaning that we’re trying to merge disciplines so that students can see the connections from one discipline to the next,” he said. “We’re talking about bridging literature with history. The bridge is actually power.”

Montano says the class will focus on power that’s not traditional, specifically power and control coming from women.

“In ancient cultures particularly, most societies were patriarchal, and the power was from the male side of the society. But there are exceptions,” he said. “We want to study how the women became the controlling figures in certain cultures in certain societies.”

This course is being taught only on South Campus, and Montano says it is relevant to current times.

“It’s an important subject, especially now in the election year,” he said. “The idea of women in power, the idea that we have a woman running for president, women in top positions of government today that 30 years ago, 40 years ago wouldn’t have been considered the norm or thought possible in some cases — just to see a modern view through the lens of history on what’s going on.”

The spring course schedule will be available on WebAdvisor Oct. 15.

Hannah Lathen


Entertainment, student clubs will feature at annual NE fall festival

Food, drinks and a DJ playing music will help students get more involved in their campus and community at the NE Fall Fest Oct. 26.

Representatives from TCC student clubs and universities will be present to hand out information about their organizations.

Career services will host a recruitment fair for local employers and branches of the military. Activities are still being planned. What is certain is that this festival is, as student development assistant Sandy Davis said, “a celebration of autumn.”

According to Davis, this festival goes back several years. More than 500 students attended last year’s fest.

This Halloween-themed event will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the chessboard outside of the Student Center on NE Campus. Participants can wear costumes.

Cicely Sandifer

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