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Student Ambassador Questions: Easy as A-B-C

Are there key questions to ask a Student Ambassador on a campus tour that would help a prospective student assess institutional Catholic identity? There are three questions but before recommending them it is important to frame them in the context of ...

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New Years Day

While we understand (although some will not admit) that “Christmas” on our calendar is an officially recognized Christian holiday in the United States, we don’t often recognize that New Years Day is also a Christian holiday, of sorts, and shares a si...

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Teachers are Researchers... Researchers are Teachers

You have made a big decision at attend college. This particular experience is not for everyone…for a variety of reasons. Why are you going to college? I’m sure you have reflected on this question but foundational to this choice must be your desire to...

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Third of Seven Ages

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts. His acts begin seven ages.Perhaps you recognize this poem from a play entitled, “As you like i...

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What Should Worry You in this Search Process

Catholic higher education focuses on YOU! The enterprise exists for the purpose of preparing students for their life’s purpose. Intellectual development is Job 1; however, there is so much more that is happening as the faculty, administrators, and st...

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Does A College Education Make A Difference?

Does higher education matter?A brief survey of our corporate, military, political, and community leadership…at the national, state, and local level…affirms that it does matter. It is very difficult to find leaders in this country that are without a c...

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A is for Alignment

Searching for the “right fit” for your undergraduate education is not an easy task. There are a variety of factors to consider ranging such as academic offerings, student activities available, and geographic location. With over 5,500 colleges and uni...

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Framing the Catholic Indicators

Not long ago, most American Catholic colleges and universities (CCUs) were easily identifiable by their adherence to a few first principles. They offered a liberal arts education to ensure the “cultivation of the mind” for students in their final yea...

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What is a Mandatum?

This is the season for high school seniors to make final visitations and applications for higher education. A campus visit typically exposes the senior to faculty, staff, and students all seeking to highlight the uniqueness of their school. They migh...

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10. The first universities were all Catholic … Catholic Colleges/Universities (CCUs) are not new to higher education. The Roman Catholic Church (est. A.D. 33) started higher education institutions in A.D. 1088. Yup … they have been “at it” for over 9...

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Dr. Tim Collins, Seventh President of Walsh University
DR. TIM COLLINS is the seventh president of Walsh University.



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