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Time management important for students

by Daniel Kariuki

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (10/15/01)—Director and assistant professor of developmental programs Nancy Ross will host a time management seminar on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Welshimer Memorial Library to teach students effective methods for managing their time.

Students quickly learn that adjusting to the high academic expectations of Milligan College can be difficult. Many students have trouble balancing between study time and leisure time.

“I recognized the frustration in students feeling overwhelmed with all they had to do,” says Ross. “Many students come from high school without many time pressures and I try to help them make the transition from high school to college.”

Students will learn various methods of managing time from the program. They will also learn the importance of making lists of the things that need to be done, as well as prioritizing.

“Strategies used are executive management kind of strategies which prepare students for effective leadership, ministry and learning, and still have time for fun,” says Ross. Ross adds that this is the second year Milligan has offered the seminar and she plans to offer it every semester.

Ross began the seminar when she observed that students were not aware of how much time they were wasting. The seminar seeks to minimize the stress students experience at the beginning of the school year by equipping them with effective time management skills.

Nancy Ross graduated from Milligan College in 1966 and has taught at Milligan for 11 years. She obtained a master’s degree in education at East Tennessee State University as a reading specialist in 1989 and has been published in Innovative Learning Strategies.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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