• Mearli Orozco: A Florida National University Success Story

    My name is Mearli Orozco and I am an American citizen but a native from Guatemala.  Guatemala is not one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is one of the most unsafe to live in.  Human trafficking, juvenile delinquency, and crime is at an all time high and the lack of opportunities…

  • Doing Things Right, Or Doing The Right Thing?

    Is it hard or is it easy to be a Leader? I wonder if all leaders were willing to be leaders at first, or if it was an accident? Was it fortune, or was it unfortunate? Were Gandhi and Martin Luther King trying to be leaders? When I look at a picture of either of…

  • Social Media Primer for the Chronically Unhip

    Let’s face it; there are two types of people in this world. Those who get social media, and those who don’t. There are many who will argue that this division is generational. I disagree. I turned 40 this year, and by traditional standards I fall outside the “digital millennial” generation. According to conventional wisdom (as…

  • Thanksgiving FNU Style

    When I first arrived at FNU, one of the things that amazed me was the habit of feeding everyone. I mean everyone! Ok, I am sure this was cute and cozy when FNU was a little institution located on the top floor of a strip mall, but now we have over 3,000 students enrolled in…

  • Community Alert: Don’t Be Caught of Gaurd!

    On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 2:00pm (Eastern), we will experience the first test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. This test will be very similar to the monthly Emergency Alert System tests that we are already familiar with. This test will occur simultaneously across the nation.   What will I experience?  …

  • Can I Really Control the Way I Feel?

    If you are like me, and I know many of you are, you have been told that nobody can “make” you feel anything. You have been told we are responsible for our own feelings. But what does that really mean? Perhaps, if I just concentrate hard enough I can get this self-control thing right. Perhaps,…

  • Choice Theory

    I have a friend, a teacher, who works with at risk youth. I have never seen him in action, at least not with his students, but I suspect he is very good at what he does. How do I know? He has been my friend for over 10 years, and knows me very well. When…

  • FNU Joins An Unprecedented Approach to Shattering the Silence of College Sexual Violence

    New college freshman may not realize there’s more to worry about than getting good grades or choosing a major. Many should be worrying about sexual violence. PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment and SOC: Security on Campus, Inc. are joining together with other leading sexual assault groups for the launch of the “Safe Campus, Strong Voices”…

  • Seven Steps to Parking Lot Safety

    2. If you enter campus during daylight hours and leave after dark, remember to park somewhere that will be well lit at night and will have a lot of pedestrian traffic. 3. Walk with someone else at night. 4. Scan under your car as you approach and check the back seat before entering the…

  • Attention College Students! Avoid Identity Theft!

    College students are particularly susceptible to identity theft. They often have clean credit histories and are generally not as vigilant about identity security. Here are the top 5 things you should do to protect yourself. Be Social Media Savvy: Your status update is not the only thing that can reveal sensitive information. Does your profile…