Category Archives: Student Engagement

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Leaving Home

In A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Payne looks at the difficulties associated with moving from poverty to the middle class. She suggests that “. . . in order to move from poverty to middles class or from middle class to wealth, … Continue reading

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Building Relationships with Lower SES Students

First generation college students and lower SES college students often come to us with relationship deficits (Payne 107-117). What Payne means by this is while they are just as likely to come from backgrounds with loving relationships, they are less likely to have … Continue reading

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Matching Students with Campus Groups

On Sunday, our minister announced a new online service called GroupMatch ( The goal of the service is to help individuals that attend the church find various groups at the church they may like to join. Looking to help with the … Continue reading

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Formal vs. Casual Register

A colleague (Sue Parsons) gave me a book three years ago and I finally got around to reading it over the last week. A Frame for Understanding Poverty by Payne is an intriguing read, exploring the role that class plays … Continue reading

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