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Monday, December 10, 2018
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In this month’s blog post, I want to share with everyone a technique that I teach to students in my Student Development class to help overcome procrastination. The technique comes from software engineer Francesco Cirillo who would use a kitchen tomato timer (hence the name “pomodoro”) to... read more

Monday, December 3, 2018
Heather on a tractor

I’m Heather Farr, the advisor for the BGS American Studies and Family Life emphases. I love early mornings, education, food, martial arts, racquetball, inspirational individuals, and trying to understand the proverbial ‘big picture’ in all its forms. Sharing a birthday with Bruce Lee, I was born... read more

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Kyle Mammen

Here is the link to the Facebook Live with Kyle.

Kyle Mammen works as our BGS Psychology advisor and the Evening Classes department coordinator and advisor. He grew up in Utah, came to BYU for undergrad, met his wife,... read more

Monday, November 19, 2018
TI financial calculator

Have you ever felt like there is no way that you would be able to get through that class?

When faced with challenging courses, especially taking classes online, there are several different ways to take action. Anne, a wife, mother, grandmother, lover and teacher of music... read more

Monday, November 12, 2018
Multiple hands on desk pointing at calendar

Many BGS students struggle with time management, particularly with course deadlines a year away and so many other commitments taking up their time. In working with many students, we have found a way to help create more accountability along the way by setting a target end date for their... read more

Monday, November 5, 2018
advisor Katie Zobell moving snow with tractor

Hello!

My name is Katie, I am the advisor over the BGS Management and History emphases. I am from Mesa, Arizona and have 10 siblings. Yes, it was crazy. No, I will not be having 10 of my own.

I received an Associates in General Studies from Mesa Community College and then... read more

Monday, October 29, 2018
Rebecca Walsh with award, daughter, and Thomas J. Ruller

Do you ever wonder what other BGS students are working on while they earn their degree?

Rebecca Walch is currently working on her Bachelor of General Students degree, with an emphasis in history, and she recently won the 2018 Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the State Archives... read more

Monday, October 15, 2018
image of Y mountain with fall colors

“The Y on the mountain welcomes you to Provo: home of Brigham Young University,” Stacey Harkey claims in a recent BYU commercial. That’s true; it does. It is a welcoming site as you enter the city, but how long has it been there? A LOOOOOONG time.

In 1906, the class of 1907 carved the... read more

Monday, October 8, 2018
Books and open notebook on a table

One of the best things we can do to set ourselves up for a successful study session is selecting a good place to study.

Here’s what didn’t work for me as an undergraduate student:

  1. Living room: I always had five roommates coming in and out, random people... read more
Monday, August 27, 2018
Orlo Eyre sitting on cougar statue at graduation

When Orlo Eyre was 21 he took what he thought was a temporary break from school to work to support this family. What started as a break from school turned into a 40-year career with the U.S. Postal Service! Even though Orlo didn’t need to finish his degree to have a successful career, he still... read more

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