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Create a schedule

Take time to organize your own schedule. Add all the important due dates to your own calendar on your phone or your e-mail agent. While online learning does not have a face-to-face component, it still requires you to stay on top of the deadlines. Don’t fall behind!

Stay organized

Typically, courses will have their own routine. Take time to learn what the requirements are for each course. Create and clearly designate folders on your computer, so the materials for each course and module may be easily found.

Public Health: What is Service?

After landing, and making it through security at Jomo Kenyatta Airport I quickly found my ride to what would be my home for the next ten months. Driving down the highway we turned into Ongata Rongai, a little town outside of Nairobi, Kenya. I was met with new smells, hardships, faces, and the phrase muzungu, which means white person in Swahili. I had arrived! This would be my first night in Africa, a culmination of jet lag, amazing stars, new friends, culture, and surprises. What did God have in store for me this year?

Picking Daisies (or, How to Make Friends with 7-year-olds)

Every week at Kids ROCK* is a surprise. We never know if we’ll be inundated with volunteers or kids- the two groups are rarely ever equal.  On this particular week I come to lend an extra hand to my coordinator.  We’d had some, shall we say, “overly energetic” kids attending and they have been challenging to handle. The afternoon starts off with a curious version of baseball; the rules quickly fall by the wayside. Up next is a confusing game of capture the flag. Next, freeze tag! This one was a winner!

Big Impacts Through Small Deeds

La Escuelita: A Family Resource Center of Loma Linda University offers programs especially for families in the San Bernardino area. In the last 10 years La Escuelita has become something cherished by the community. We have seen many kids grow up in the program. Although sometimes one cannot see the impact it makes in a day in a family, we have been amazed at seeing the impact over a decade through our Community Kids Connection (CKC) Tutoring and CKC Music classes.