By Michael Avedis Pittman
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Professor William Ziegler grew-up learning to play the cello. Out of all the instruments, Mr. Ziegler decided to master the cello because he believes that it has a very “rich” sound and a “great, wide range.” In addition to being a cellist, he also enjoys photography and reading.
Reynolds welcomes its newest Professor of Spanish
With his summery smile and breezy manner, it seems that Spanish Professor Ernesto Quintero just stepped from the sunny shores of his native Venezuela. As the newest addition to the Reynolds Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, he began teaching Spanish full time at Reynolds this fall.
Quintero says that he enjoys his students at Reynolds.
“I like the idea of working at the college level, teaching adults,” he said. “They know they’re here because they want to take a different step.”
Dear COMPASS is a student advice column. Submit questions in the comments below or email sweaver [at] reynolds.edu.
Dear COMPASS: I love college, I love my classes, and I even love being a Liberal Arts Major. But I’m kind of freaking out! Even though I’m doing really well in school, I’m worried about getting a job. I know all about history and literature and psychology, but how does that translate into . . . you know . . . an actual career? What should I do in college to make sure that I’ll have a good job? Help!
By Bryana Woodson
Since Reynolds was established in 1972, the college has seen the importance of tutoring opportunities within their campuses. At first, tutoring was done through individual funding. Then in 1998, the college decided to offer a center that every student could visit for free tutoring, provided by full college funding.
For the past 18 years, students and faculty alike have used the Academic Support Center, or ASC, for tutoring and job purposes. Ms. Bozeman is the head of the tutoring center at the Parham Road Campus, and she handles everything from interviews to the much-beloved payrolls. I had the chance to interview her to find out more about the ASC, and all that she and the other employees do on a daily basis.
Looking for the perfect class to round out your Spring semester schedule? Check out these courses!
From digital-age communication to Asian History to Creative Writing, these courses offer you new ways to explore your world while earning your degree. Be sure to sign up soon, as these course may fill up quickly!
My professors keep talking about office hours, but I’m not really sure what they are, or even what they’re for. Am I just supposed to show up and hang around my professor’s office? What would we even talk about? Plus, we’re all busy, so what’s the point? I keep hearing that going to office hours can be a really good thing, but I just don’t know. Are office hours even a thing?
SKEPTICAL OF OFFICE HOURS
When was a student, I too once looked askew at the office hours posted on each syllabus I received (which I then tucked into a magical folder with the power to somehow transfer all contents to a completely different dimension). But your professors are right—office hours can be invaluable to success in college.
To explain, let me tell you a story about the power of office hours.
What Is a Learning Community?
A learning community is formed when two course sections in the same semester are strategically linked together, and the same students enroll in both course sections. Professors work together to coordinate assignments and content, and to improve crossover learning between the courses.
Love to help people? Looking for a job on campus with a flexible schedule? The Reynolds Academic Support Center (ASC) is hiring tutors!
If you’re interested, you can Apply to become a tutor at the ASC website. Not convinced? Here are five reasons you should become a tutor.
By Madison Doise
The Faculty Art Show is up and running! The colorful display is being held in the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus. I had the opportunity to sit down with Art History Professor Karen Steele, the curator of the show, and to hear what she had to say about the event and the art itself.
Sometimes you just need a new perspective. That’s why the Reynolds history department is offering three new courses. Beginning this summer, you can sign up for Asian Civilization, Virginia History, and African Civilization!