December 2, 2019

Meet Boom Shocka Locka

By Robert Musser, Ph.D.

Meet Boom Shocka Locka, therapy dog and friend to UAMS students—Boom for short.  Boom is looking forward to his upcoming visit to support you during your days of final tribulation and stress.  Recently Belinda Rogers, Circulation Coordinator at the UAMS library, had a chance to visit Boom Shocka Locka and ask him some probing questions….


September 16, 2019

 Passing It On: The Life of a Tutor

By Contributing Author

A major emphasis in the Student Success Center is our peer tutoring program.  This week on our blog we are privileged to hear first-hand about that process.  Ashton Cheatham, one of our College of Pharmacy tutors talks about his own experience as a tutor: his basic approach, what he has learned as he taught, and…


September 9, 2019

Even So, Choose Life (through despair and suicide may loom)

By Robert Musser, Ph.D.

For some gloom, despair, and agony are the companions of late. Yet, it’s a new academic year and hope is fired up. Many of us are enthused with the fire of devotion to new learning and hoped-for, meaningful careers. Even the woods seem aflame with color, and the time of harvest is at hand. Maybe…


September 2, 2019

CVs and Personal Statements: Student Success Center Writing Center

By Contributing Author

                                                                                                Many students find the idea of putting…


August 19, 2019

Shaping Success

By Contributing Author

Greetings and welcome to UAMS; welcome to shaping your success. Whether you are returning for another year of hard work and new experiences, or beginning your journey on this storied campus, please make UAMS your home away from home. Although my time has been short at UAMS, the most important skill I have learned is…


August 12, 2019

Meet Emily Griffin-Williams

By egriffinwilliams

Hello, I am Emily Griffin-Williams.  I began working in the Student Success Center as a testing coordinator on January 2nd of this year and I must say I absolutely love it. Prior to coming to work here, I was a test administrator at Pearson Professional Center.  Before that I was a cleaner of messes, kisser…


July 29, 2019

International Friendship Day

By Ashley Phillips

To be honest, when a colleague asked me to write this blog post for International Friendship Day, I had no idea this day even existed. Apparently it’s tried to get started several times over the 20th century: in 1919 by greeting card industries, again in the 1940s as a reminder of the importance of having…


July 22, 2019

Meet Pascal Schmetz

By Contributing Author

One of our newer colleagues in the Student Success Center is Pascal Schmetz.  He is our Education/Technology Resource Specialist.  He is available to assist both students and faculty with his technological expertise.  Let him introduce himself: Hi, my name is Pascal Schmetz. In November, 2017 I moved to the United States. Previously I served 13…


July 10, 2019

Feeling Well is Part of Being Well

By Robert Musser, Ph.D.

Know what?  Sometimes I don’t feel so good.  I’m sad.   I’m lonely.    I’m angry.    Other days I feel great!  I’m happy .  I’m giddy .  I’m hopeful.  I’m guessing that many of us around here are like me—more comfortable with our intellect than we are with our emotions.  Feelings are for poets and…


June 28, 2019

Toward a Healthy Independence

By Robert Musser, Ph.D.

It’s that time of year again when we Americans celebrate our independence.  As with so many of our celebrations, we’re probably not so healthy, and our customs are far removed from the declaration of those colonial signatories.  Our American myths tell us to be rugged individualists independent of anyone else, yet politically those colonists recognized…


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