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Let’s Celebrate!

ImageLet’s give Class of 2016 a round of applause – they’ve survived and finished Exam Block 1 .. and now it’s time to celebrate and look forward to this beautiful weekend ahead of us.  It’s important to take a break and relax after an exam, such as this one.  It’s also important to continue in looking ahead and try to stay away from procrastination.

While looking for a fun picture to post in this blog, I came across an article titled: Procrastination: We love you, we hate you, how do we get away from you?

The article had some great tips on overcoming procrastination:
1.  Make lists and prioritize
2.  Disconnect from Social Networking
3.  Pick your location
4.  Take Breaks

See the link below to read the entire article:


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The Personality Test

It’s the personality of others and how we interact with each other that can sometimes make life so interesting.  I’ve always been curious about the makeup of a personality, strengths and weaknesses, and so the quiz below (it really does take 15 minutes or less – I tested it) actually answered some of my questions about myself.  it’s a fun quiz and the results are fun to read.  So, when you are looking for a small break from your studies, take a look .. post your own results or comments if you wish.  I hope that everyone is enjoying this beautiful (and not too hot) Tuesday at PNWU!

Link to Personality Test:

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Case of the Mondays?


Class of 2016: You officially have completed one week at PNWU.. and here we are, some of us already counting down the number of “Mondays” left in this academic year.  Class of 2015: You are all too familiar with “Mondays” .. and who officially has a case of them, right? Sometimes the weekends just aren’t long enough..but just think, you are always promised a Friday .. and better yet, a Saturday and Sunday! So, here’s to “Monday” .. and the fact that it’s almost over .. I’ve also included some Motivational Monday Quotes, found at:

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

“By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.” – Menander

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Pamela Vaull Starr

“The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.” – William Hazlitt

“Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out-of-the-way things turn out.” – Art Linkletter

“The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.” – Comer Cotrell

“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.” – Buddha

“We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.” – Dolly Parton

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” – Emily Dickinson

“We must become the change we want to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” – Phyllis Bottome

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

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Welcome Class of 2016

Hello Class of 2016!

The Office of Academic Support is delighted to have you here at PNWU!

Please stop by and say hello – we are always here to help.

“Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” -Theodore T. Hunger

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Taking a break … with some water balloons!

I can’t think of a better way to spend my lunch break than watch a good water balloon toss … followed by a water balloon fight amongst the Med Students!  Here’s some pictures from this afternoon. If you click on the thumbnail, it will enlarge the picture.  Have a great rest of the afternoon!  Thanks to Chris Correa for taking the pictures.

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Welcome Class of 2015 and Happy to see you again Class of 2014!!

It’s a new school year and we are very excited for the arrival of the 1st year students and the returning 2nd year students.

I hope that you all had a wonderful summer break, please stop in at the Office of Academics and say hello 🙂  Stay tuned for more information … but in the meantime, take advantage of this beautiful weather we are having and hang out in the sun.  Good Luck to all of you, it’s going to be a great year!

I’ve included some pictures taken by Derrick Owsley & Jim Blonde over the past few days of orientation .. Enjoy!

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Class of 2013:Gubernaculum needs a home!

“Please, Please, take me home with you .. I love to travel, swim .. oh and long walks on the beach”

Hello Class of 2013: We need a home for Gubernaculum!   If you choose to take on this responsibility, you will be required to keep your class updated on all of Guber’s most current activities, health and any new friends she makes along the way.   If you would like to look after her, please respond to the post or email Heather Decker and the arrangements will be made.   Good Luck to all of you & have a great summer!

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