Monthly Archives: August 2022

Spotlight on Back to School

Welcome to Wittenberg University! If you are a new student, we are glad to see you here, and if you are a returning student, welcome back!

This month we are showcasing resources to help you succeed, both academically and in life. You can use these resources to supplement what you will learn (or have already learned) in orientation and First-Year Seminar. In addition to our book reviews, we have included a brief list of the many services and resources available here at Wittenberg University. They cover academic support, mental health, spirituality, student involvement, and many other aspects of your college life.

How to Beat Depression and Anxiety by Drew Ramsey, MD

Nourishing your body is just as important as preparing your mind for this upcoming semester. Eating and preparing healthier options may be more difficult during the semester, but this book gives students great options for nourishing brain food. Drew Ramsey provides readers with a great insight of taking care of your body with healthy recipes and food choices. Feel positive about your physical and emotional wellbeing by implementing these impactful food suggestions!

Your Turn: How to be an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

For many, college is time of transition from childhood to adulthood — it’s a time to learn how to be personally responsible for oneself. Lythcott-Haims book is full of guidance and encouragement about successful “adulting.” This is a book about the big picture, not how to balance a bank account and make grilled cheese, although those are useful too. In addition to wonderful advice, Your Turn , utilizes many personal stories to great effect in illustrating the challenges, strategies, and triumphs of becoming an adult. A great read for anyone in this stage of life.

College rules!: How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh

Do you want to know how to study? That is, do you want to know how to study for college, where “good work” can take on a far more nebulous form, and the steps to assignment completion may be far less defined than when you were in high school. Maybe you already know how to study, but you want a quick refresher on split-page note-taking. Nist-Olejnik and Holschuh in College Rules provides you tips on how to concentrate better, how to take notes, and how to handle the everyday stress that can come with being a college student.

Resources and Services at Wittenberg University

Here is a brief list of resources and services offered to Wittenberg Students. Each title is hyperlinked and will take you to their webpage.

If you need help, please don’t hesitate to use the resources offered here at Wittenberg University.

  • Office of Student Involvement: This webpage will have a comprehensive list of student activities and organizations.
  • COMPASS: Student Success: This provides resources and services for coaching, academic skill building, advising, accessibility services, student employment, career development, and much more! Stop by their offices located on the second floor of Thomas Library to learn more.
  • Campus Ministries: This includes Common Ground, Weaver Chapel Association, Interfaith. Take a look at their webpage to see what is offered.
  • Tiger Counseling Services: Wittenberg University offers counseling services to enrolled students at no charge. Visit their webpage to find out how to set up an appointment, and to learn more about other available resources.
  • William A. McClain Center for Diversity: This webpage offers information on student groups, including Concerned Black Students, Gender and Sexual Diversity Alliance, and American International Association.
  • Language Learning Center: This center offers resources (including movies, books, games, and maps) and CRLA-certified tutors to help you learn different languages.
  • Math Workshop: The Math Workshop has tutors that can help you with mathematics, science, accounting and certain business courses. Visit their page to set up an appointment.
  • Writing Center: Located next to the Math Workshop on the first floor of Thomas Library, the Writing Center offer support for writing assignment. They open on September 6 of this year.