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No one warned me that the end of November and the month of December would be a horribly slow time for substitute teachers. I guess it makes sense- unless they’re sick, teachers won’t need to take a day off since a holiday break would be coming up soon. However, for us graduate students, this time [...]

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December 9 I completed my full-time community mental health internship at Spectrum Human Services’ PROS Program! The last weeks flew by and it was hard saying goodbye to the clients who had shared their life struggles with me. I am looking forward to continuing to promote others’ quality of life in my first professional counseling [...]

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I worked for a long time last night on my thesis.  I went through and coded each paragraph so I know the organization.  It helped me think about the order. Now, today, I went for a walk at the UB bike path.  Ever since being a student at Canisius, I think of UB as a [...]

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Can you smell that cinnamon?  Can you smell the rich coffee aroma?  Well, check it out, it’s a decaf coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon and it’s delicious. It’s strange for me to order a decaf coffee, but I needed to do a little work on my thesis and I thought I’d go up to [...]

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Three quarters of the way done with my master’s degree?  One more semester?  It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in school since I was 5 years old.  Although I’m not a math major, math has always been a strong point for me, therefore, I’ve been in school for 18 years of my total 23.  [...]

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It’s over.  Everything is finished and handed in!  My finals are done!  I have completed my third semester of grad school!  Three down, one to go.  CRAZY! The Holiday Party ended up going extremely well!  We had a good turnout and there was TONS of food.  Success!             I did [...]

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Hello everyone! So we are winding down to the end of the semester. It is in sight for us all. I’m looking forward to finishing this semester up and seeing my family for the first time in a while. I’ll be flying to Indianapolis on the 20th to spend Christmas at my sister’s house. My [...]

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Hi again, Today marks the last week for my 8-week class. I can’t believe that Christmas is just around the corner! However, with the arrival of Christmas, comes the last push to finish out the semester. Since I am enrolled in an online program, it is nice that I do not have to sit for [...]

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Hi everyone, The theme for this past week was the importance of building community partnerships. For health initiatives or any other initiatives for that matter, it is integral that different organizations work together to reach the utmost success. For the assignments, we had a chance to write/participate in a discussion board and use a wiki [...]

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If you were to take a picture of my mind right now, you would probably see a little glowing ember in my working memory.  There would be all these thoughts about humor and teaching and self-control and impulsivity and early literacy skills and they would all be reaching out to each other—trying to join each [...]

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