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Students ‘benefit most’ when teachers take 90-minute tech course

November 28, 2012

  As computer programs advance and develop, so does the demand to learn the new features and uses. Some learn faster than others. “We counted,” Rochelle Day, iCIT training coordinator, said, “It took this lady eight clicks of the mouse for her to attach a document to an email.  I showed h...

A non-traditional perspective

May 9, 2012

After profiling non-traditional students for an academic year, we have learned a few things and experienced a few surprises.  For example, the differences between traditional and non-traditional students are few. However, the way we approach the differences is fascinating. As non-traditional studen...

A non-traditional life: Cory Tracy

April 4, 2012

When Cory Tracy isn’t in class, he is tutoring other students or riding his unicycle around campus. Tracy, who tutors math students at the Academic Support Center in McCutchen Hall, said his love of math is a new interest for him. “My long term goals are to get my PH.D.,” Tracy said. “After...

A non-traditional life: Kayla De Priest

February 29, 2012

“If riding in an airplane is flying, then riding in a boat is swimming. If you want to experience the element, then get out of the vehicle.” This is the email signature of Kayla De Priest, a 28-year-old non-traditional student who jumps out of planes for fun. De Priest, a full-time student at UW-Whitewa...

A non-traditional life: Kurtis Reilly

January 25, 2012

“If things were different in the past I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I like where I am today.” These are the words of Kurtis Reilly, a man who has served his country before making the decision to go back to school. Sgt. Reilly served in the Marine Corps from 2002-2009.  While in service,...

A Non-Traditional Life: Damon Judah

December 7, 2011

Before enrolling at UW-Whitewater as a 27-year-old non-traditional student in 2008, Damon Judah was spending cold winter nights in his car, homeless. “Those were difficult years,” Judah said.  “I was living paycheck to paycheck and not loving any job.  I’ve been homeless and had to sleep in a car durin...

Kim Bauer-Hillison’s non-traditional life

November 2, 2011

Non-traditional student, Kimberly “Kim” Bauer-Hillison, is single and without children, but is still considered different from the 800 other non-traditional students at UW-Whitewater. At the age of 25, she isn’t exempt from the challenges her older demographic faces. She is working toward a...

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