Happy Thursday! May marks the middle of spring and approaches the end of the quarter at CWU. While many of us are working hard on school work or spring cleaning, remember to take care of yourself too! Take a minute and celebrate spring with these super easy fudge recipes. Whether you like chocolate or peanut better, combine the ingredients into a bowl*, microwave them in 30-second intervals (stirring each time) until fully melted, then pour into a 9”x9” pan to cool. Once it is cooled completely, cut and enjoy!
*If you are making peanut butter fudge, melt the peanut butter and butter together, and then add in the powdered sugar.
Happy Monday Vergers! For those of you taking classes this quarter, the switch to online classes can be an unexpected change, so we wanted to share our favorite tips and tricks to doing well in online classes!
Set a designated time to do school work. Especially as the weather warms up it can be so easy to put homework on the back shelf in favor of other hobbies. If this is something you struggle with, pick a block of time each day to focus exclusively on school work.
Get a planner. This tip has been shared with students as long as they have been in school, but having one while taking online classes can be a game changer. Find one that works for you, whether it’s physical, digital, or a school to-do list, knowing what is coming up can mean the difference between success and falling behind in online classes.
Ask for help. While classes may not be meeting in person this quarter, your professors are still available to help you with question through online channels. While students are missing in-person learning, professors are missing students, so let them know when you need help!
Set aside time for yourself. This one might be the most important; don’t let the stress of an online classroom and increased assignments get the best of you. Tune your focus into what you’re doing, but make sure to take some time for yourself as well.
Best wishes this quarter Wildcats, we are thinking of you!
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As our office continues to be fully-digital, we have been focusing on strengthening our team and growing our online presence. We hope that, during this time, our residents have been able to finish projects or learn new skills! Here in the office, some of our favorite ideas for new skills or habits are to:
Learn a new language – Libraries may be closed right now, but that does not limit access to digital resources. Not to mention the online programs and apps that will teach you another language for free!
Get crafty – From scrapbooking to knitting to painting (and more!) there are so many opportunities for creativity right now! If you don’t have a lot of supplies on hand consider checking out local businesses that may be offering delivery or ordering supplies online. Not sure where to start? The internet has countless craft tutorials that can help you head in the right direction!
Start a journal – Or revisit one that you started but haven’t picked up since. Journaling can be a great way to reflect on how things are going, how you’re feeling, or what’s going on.
Reconnect with friends – Even though many of us won’t be visiting our friends in person, this can still be a great opportunity to reach out via text, call, email, or social media and see how they are doing!
During this period, we will still be in the office to help via phone or email with any questions. Wondering how we’re keeping busy in the office? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to stay up-to-date! See you soon, Vergers!