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By pitlers | November 20, 2009
The theory paper is DONE! One paper down, plenty more to go! As the semester comes to an end it seems as if everything that I had plenty of time to start is now due in a week. Pretty soon it will be all over and then after a few nice weeks of relaxing over winter break it will all start right back up again. On a more positive note, the CSPA soccer team, better known as Clambots, won their soccer game this week! It was a needed win and hopefully we will keep the good luck going for the upcoming game. Off the field and in the classroom, our professors are starting to realize the stress all of us are under.
The intro class started by going over the case study we had due for this week. From there we moved into Nash’s explanation of ethics in student affairs. This system is similar to the one we use with other case studies but takes more personal thought and instinct into account.
In counseling we skipped the lecture and instead “melted into the floor”. A counselor, and a student in the CSPA program led this session. It taught about reducing stress through breathing and stretching techniques. Obviously this is a program that the CSPA class benefited greatly from and will continue to use throughout the years.
The theories class discussed Parks’ psychosocial theory on spirituality, talking about the differences between religion, faith, and spirituality. The next discussion was on the topic of “the graduate student experience” and how to better accommodate this type of student. Being graduate students, we had a lot to say about orientation and finding resources on campus.
This week we also participated in service-learning reflection sessions for the theories class. Since we did a service-learning week earlier in the semester, this one was to gauge how far the students have come and their appreciation for the experience. It was nice to be able to interact with undergraduate students and hear about their ability to recognize the connection between classroom studies and the service they were providing to the community.
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