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Hi everyone! Today marks the day of my last blog. I cannot believe that the semester is nearing its end and that I will be walking for graduation on May 16th. I say walking because I am taking one more class this summer and then I will officially have my MS in Community and School [...]

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Hello everyone!!! In the words of my boyfriend, I would like to “switch up” the previous topics of my blogs and instead focus on the convenience of online classes. On Friday the 13th, I left Buffalo after work to spend some time in Horseheads, NY (outside of Elmira) with my family for my paternal grandfather’s [...]

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Hi again everyone! It is clear to me that time really does fly by. I cannot believe that we are almost through April and graduation will be here before I even realize it! These eight-week classes really expedite the time! In Health Impacts on Academic Success K-12, we learned about the acute and chronic issues [...]

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Hello everyone! Wow! What a difference a couple of weeks make? The weather now is more seasonable and gloves and coats appear to be more commonplace than shorts and t-shirts. One thing is a guarantee though…the most predictable thing about weather in Buffalo is that it is ALWAYS unpredictable. I guess it keeps it interesting. [...]

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Hello readers, I am sitting here writing on March 22nd and can you believe it, it is 78 degrees and sunny.  Who said that Buffalo is ALWAYS freezing? I can’t believe that March is almost over.  As cliché as it sounds, time is really going by so fast. Like usual, this week has been busy [...]

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Hi again everyone, I know that this it has been a little while since I have written, but it has been a crazy past couple of weeks. I finished up my first session on March 10th, right before the start of Spring Break. As with typical 15-week classes, there is always the push to the [...]

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Hi again!  Not only have I been reading, completing assignments and posting in discussion boards for Program Planning, but I also have been busy doing the same for Research Methods.  In both Weeks 4 and 7, I had exams in this class.  However, since the class is a research class that is helping us delve [...]

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Hi everyone! I cannot believe that it is already week 8. Today marks the beginning of the home stretch. Next week at this time, we will be on Spring Break. However, before the relaxation starts, the work needs to be completed. For the past couple of weeks, I have been busy with both of my [...]

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Hi again, Wow, I can’t believe that we are actually entering the 4th week of the semester. For my program, that means that my first session is almost halfway over. Again, wow! The time really does fly by. Over the past couple of weeks, I have enjoyed learning more about program planning and research. In [...]

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Hello again everyone & Happy New Semester! And for all of you that are new to reading my blog……My name is Mary Grace Furtney and I am currently enrolled as a student in the new online MS in Community and School Health (CSH). While working on my Master’s, I am a working as a Graduate [...]

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