The Fit Student—How to Become a Superstar

Know your values, strengths, and personality.  I mean really know these things.  They can guide your choice of academic discipline and career.  They can turn you into a star at a young age: a star employee, a star student, a media star, any kind of star.  A superstar. Seek your lucky stars as early as… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 466 (Advanced Technologies for Web-Based Systems)

COMP 466 (Advanced Technologies for Web-Based Systems) is a three-credit, senior-level computer science course that is designed for students to learn some of the advanced Web technologies that are widely used by IT professionals in developing web-based systems and applications.  It extends the student’s knowledge and skills in computing; network programming; web design; and in… Read more »

Dear Barb—Pound Problems

Dear Barb: Hi, I read your column often and finally decided to send in a question.  I am a mother of two teenage boys.  My husband and I are in our forties and both work full time, and I also take a few courses a year through AU.  We are very busy and find it… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—A New Universe

“Listen: there’s a hell/ of a good universe next door; let’s go” – e.e.  Cummings He’s right, you know, take it from me! I’ve been back and forth quite a bit lately because I’m planning a permanent move, if only in my imagination.  Frankly, this one has been getting pretty sketchy.  There’s a lot to… Read more »

The Study Dude—Ziggy Needs Good Study Habits

Ziggy needs good study habits.  But don’t we all, despite our high IQ’s and vastly unlimited potential? Well, Ziggy’s no different. In grad school, I took a statistics course in Sociology, which was outside of my faculty.  The first assignment was worth 5%.  It took over twenty pages to complete. Ziggy, a grad student within… Read more »

Beats from the Basement—Boston

Artist: Boston Album: Greatest Hits Growing up with a rock n’ roll dad meant that I would be familiarized with virtually every 70s and 80s band as part of my childhood initiation.  Not that I ever minded; there aren’t many genres that manage to make me feel as transcendent and impassioned as rock does.  But… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Simple Steak Recipe

While steak may seem outside of the student budget, there is still a lot of opportunity for students to celebrate in lieu of taking a vacation. Afterall a steak dinner is still much more affordable than flying abroad. During Christmas break, I had the chance to perfect my steak recipe and wanted to share my… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 378 (Introduction to Database Management)

COMP 378 (Introduction to Database Management) is a three-credit, senior-level computer science course that is developed along the database development life cycle, allowing students to easily relate topics to one another along a logical path.  The structure of the course follows the development of the material in Modern database management.  Students must successfully complete COMP… Read more »