• The Act of Thankful Giving

    “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~W.J. Cameron There is an underground movement brewing in Florida National University. It’s very subtle. Students gathering, asking, “What can I do to make a difference?” Community service is not a graduation requirement here. With a student body primarily made up of non-traditional students, it was always…

  • Get With the Program

    “In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.” ~ Bernard Baruch Discipline: it sounds like such a harsh word, such a restrictive word—at least to a creative individual like me. It sounds like I’m about to be punished. I like words like imagination, transformation and manifestation—words that seem almost mystical.…

  • National Library Week 2009

    Worlds connect @ your library: celebrate National Library Week at Florida National University Library & Resource Room, April 12-18, 2009 It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide – and the perfect time to discover how worlds connect @ your library.…

  • Room to Grow

    I’m a big believer in personal empowerment. I feel we humans have limitless potential, although we don’t always see it in ourselves, or each other. Believing is often the first hurdle. Empowerment usually requires two believers, yourself and someone who believes in you. That is where a good mentor comes in. I’ve had some wonderful…

  • Building on Passion

    What are you passionate about? Here’s a hint, when you’re engage in something you’re passionate about, you loose track of time. When I write, hours pass like minutes. The intensity of focus is almost a trance like state. I’m equally passionate about art (sketching, painting, pottery, graphic design), but writing has always come easier than…

  • Excuses

    Let’s be blunt. Excuses are fears masquerading as responsibilities. I confess, even I use them. Take writing for instance, as a freelance writer, I use a Nome de plume (a pen name). It removes the inhibition of writing. When I write using my real name, I am much more self-conscious, much more careful not to…

  • Opportunities

    Opportunities are interesting things. Generally, we think of opportunity as some anomalous event. Most liken opportunity to luck really, and perhaps there is a bit of luck involved. But opportunity is more than realizing you’re in the right spot at the right time, it’s about placing yourself at the right place, at the right time.…

  • My FNU: Exploring the New Student Portal

    Finally! The New Student Portal is ready! But was it worth the wait? It certainly was. FNU students have the convenience of on Campus Services right from their computers. Here’s a brief run down of some of the things you can do: • Post Used Textbooks for Sale • Change Your Address • Print your…

  • Florida National University has a new Library Director!

    As of last week, the FNU Library has a new face – Aleksandra Pitner, our new Library Director. Aleksandra will lead the team of librarians at both the Hialeah Library and the South Campus Resource Room. She is excited to be a part of Florida National University family! Aleksandra says “the library is more than…

  • Campus Voices

    I’m proud to announce a new ally in the FNU blogosphere: “aperpetualstudent”. In an effort to keep our blog content fresh, innovative, and relevant to our students, a fellow blogger (and FNU student) will be contributing to the FNU Student Services blog.  Our new blogger looks forward to your questions and comments, so stay tuned (i.e.…