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Twitter and School- An Unexpected Friendship

Building my PLN was definitely an interesting journey. I had known that we would be using twitter because of my friends that have already taken this class, but I didn’t really know what it entailed. When we first discussed building our PLNs, I was honestly not too keen on the idea. Twitter is supposed to …

The Importance of Integrative Learning and Interdisciplinary Studies

Integrative Learning and Interdisciplinary Studies is an article that differentiates the ideas of interdisciplinary learning vs. integrative learning. It also explores the similarities of the two and how they benefit each other. The article begins by defining each of the terms. Klein notes that integrative learning is broader than interdisciplinary studies. “It is an umbrella …

College and It’s Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media

  College is not a stop along the path to adulthood and the workforce, it is a slow-down signal. College provides a time and a place for people to learn what they are passionate about and hone their abilities both socially and academically. However, we are not doing all that we can to further our …

What’s The Deal With Interdisciplinarity?

In today’s society and culture, knowledge is being pigeonholed. Every area of study is being shoved into its own space, causing people to focus on one aspect and seldom others. This very reason is why I chose to pursue a degree of Mental Health Studies with the interdisciplinary studies program at PSU. I felt that …

Mental Health Studies

Mental Health Studies Mental Health Studies is a program that explores the biological, psychological, and general health related factors that influence a person’s mental well-being. This program includes courses in biology, psychology, health, sociology, and social work. It addresses not only what mental health is, but what contributes to a person’s mental health and how …

State Schools, Clinical Psychology, and an Unshakeable Drive: An Interview with Plymouth State’s Dr. Kathleen Herzig

Plymouth State University is home to 193 professors and instructors. Of these 193 professors and instructors, 84% have a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of study. That just blows my mind. Hearing stats like that makes me feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of what the academic community at PSU has to …

Are Our Domains Really “Ours”?

What a time to be alive. The Information Age. A time that gives anyone the tools to research anything they want; to create and publicly share their ideas. Information on any topic at the tip of our fingers and accessible by one click of a mouse. The technological advances made by society has greatly impacted …