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Sex and relationships: FGCU ahead of national curve on toxic relationships

December 18, 2011

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Veronica Vela vvela@eagle.fgcu.edu Sex and relationships. A seemingly simple combination, but for FGCU students these two things can be toxic. “People who abuse have seen or been abused. It’s hard to rise above that,” said Dr. John Brunner, a licensed psychologist and the director of counseling and health services at Florida Gulf Coast University. Every […]

Credit most students don’t know about and abuse

December 4, 2011

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By Veronica Vela Google the importance of a credit score, and more than 6 million answers will come up in seconds. Ask a college student, and you may not get a clear response. “I don’t have a credit card, so I don’t know the importance of a credit score. I think it’s so you can […]

Growing pains: FGCU deals with bulging classrooms

November 14, 2011

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By Veronica Vela vvela@eagle.fgcu.edu Florida Gulf Coast University is a teenager struggling through a growth spurt. The school is 14 years old and its population has exploded. Enrollment has increased 12 percent from 2009 to 2010, which is why FGCU has the fourth-largest average undergraduate class size — 34 — in the state university system. […]

FGCU enrollment, campus explodes in first 14 years

October 25, 2011

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Veronica Vela vvela@eagle.fgcu.edu Twelve percent. That’s the percentage increase of freshman enrolled in Florida Gulf Coast University from fall 2009 to the fall 2010 semester, according to the 2010 Quarterly Briefing. And no one knows more about the university and its progress than Mariana Coto James. James, the first student to be admitted to the […]

Remembering 9/11: There’s an App for learning about attacks

September 5, 2011

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By Veronica Vela vvela@eagle.fgcu.edu On September 11, 2001 the world stopped and witnessed what terrorism really meant and what it was capable of. That day everyone wished there was a way to stop the destruction and pain, at least for a second, so the significance of the moment could be taken in. So a breath […]