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Study. Serve. Celebrate! College Student Volunteers Recognized on National Student Day


National Student Day (NSD) is back for its third year on October 3rd, 2013. This day is set aside to celebrate and acknowledge college students who volunteer and students who are socially responsible in their communities. College bookstores around the USA and Canada come together on this one day to recognize their achievement and also to thank them!

Show School Pride on August 30th for College Colors Day!

We are nearing September, which means that not only is school back, but so is college football! College Colors Day is also back for its 8th year on Friday, August 30 to kick off the college football season. Never heard of College Colors Day? Learn how to you can pledge your allegiance to your favorite college or university.

May Mayhem: Your College Student Is Moving Back In

Has an extraterrestrial invaded your home this May?  When college-age sons and daughters come back home and re-feather your empty nest to be with you for the summer, it is a readjustment for everyone in the household. Each family must deal with its new challenges individually, but one reality is certain: no matter where the recent graduates eventually hang their hats, earning that sheepskin elevates degree holders in everyone’s eyes. 

Graduation Goulash

Stepping reverently to the cadence of Pomp and Circumstance?  You’re one of millions donning cap and gown and graduating from a high school, college, or university.  If it’s an institution of higher learning and you’re singular, you’re morphing from matriculant to alumna (female) or alumnus (male).  If you’re plural, you’re collectively alumnae (female) or alumni (male or female graduates).  For those etymology inquirers, all four “alum” words derive from Latin’s alere meaning “nourish.”

Diplomas, Diploma Frames, and Their Omnificent College Seals

Along with graduation come traditions and diplomas.  Along with diplomas (and diploma frames) come a distinct and formal identifier of the school…its seal. Traditionally, college diplomas have a school seal, very often with a Latin motto, affixed to it.

Graduation Traditions that Span Past and Present

By Dawn Handschuh

One of the first of many milestones in a young person's life, college graduation is a rite of passage marked by numerous traditions, many of them centuries old. While graduates at nearly every college and university will don a a cap and gown—itself a centuries old tradition dating back to the 12th century—many of today’s institutions of learning have adopted their own traditions, steeped in symbolism and faithfully repeated year after year.
 

Tips for Preserving and Framing a Sheepskin Document

While most diplomas and certification documents today are printed on archival paper produced from treated pulp or rag (cotton), if you have a diplomas that is many years old, it may well be made with sheepskin or parchment.  View the tips for preserving and framing a sheepskin diploma!

Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2013 - Honorable Mentions - Part 4

Part Four of Four

Our fifth annual Frame My Future Scholarship Contest received over 9,000 entries! View our 37 Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to all of the Honorable Mentions for your inspiring entry. View the last part of the Honorable Mentions.

College Students Nationwide Work at Recycling - Well Before Earth Day

Part Two of Two

As Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, you’re going to want to know how the end of the 13th annual RecycleMania tournament concluded on March 30.  There were 523 colleges and universities competing for eight weeks to increase recycling participation by students and staff and to increase awareness about waste reduction programs on campus. During the tournament, colleges and universities collected 90.3 million pounds of recyclables materials!

Frame My Future Scholarship Contest 2013 Honorable Mentions - Part 3

Part Three of Four

Our fifth annual Frame My Future Scholarship Contest received over 9,000 entries! View our 37 Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to all the Honorable Mentions for your inspiring entry. View more Honorable Mentions in part three.

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