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Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Webinar: The Value of a Catholic Liberal Arts Education

Catholic College Month continues at Homeschool Connections with free webinars for parents and students. All of the webinars are recorded, so you have two options. One, you can attend the live, interactive webinar so that you can ask the presenter questions and get answers right away. Second, you can watch a recording of the event at a convenient time for you.

(click on the title to register)

Presenter: Dr. David Williams of Belmont Abbey
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm Eastern
Webinar description:
o   Why Liberal Arts
o   What Liberal Arts does for a  career
o   The unique experience of Belmont Abbey College Liberal Arts
o   The impact of our monastery on the educational experience
o   The Honors Program/Hintemeyer/Thomas More programs
o   The experiential aspects of those programs.

About our presenter: Dr. David M. Williams is the Interim Dean for Academic Affairs at Belmont Abbey College. After earning doctorates in Political Science and Theology, he came to the College as a member of the theology department in 1999. Dr. Williams has served the College in a variety of capacities: as Chair of the Theology Department, and of the Government & Political Philosophy Department, as Chair of the Professional Affairs Committee which reviews applications for tenure and promotion, and as Chair of the Faculty Assembly. Together with Donald Beagle, the Director of Library Services, Dr. Williams was instrumental in the development of the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Promoting Information Literacy Over Time (PILOT), as a way of helping students learn to navigate the many streams of information that deluge the 21st century.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Generation Next Giveaway!

To celebrate Catholic College Month, we're giving away a copy of Phil Lenahan's Generation Next: A Catholic Guide to Financial Freedom for Young Adults (scroll down to the end for the contest widget).

As our homeschooled students head off to college, it's important they understand the importance of being financially responsible as well as have the practical tools necessary to handle their personal finances.

We also want to help you with college planning. Therefore, we are offering a series of free webinars throughout the month of October:
To register, click here now: Homeschool Connections Catholic College Month 2014. If you cannot attend a live event, you can still register to receive the recorded webinar to watch at your convenience. 

Bring your questions to the live events and the presenter will be able to help you then and there!
  • How to Create a Masterful College Transcript meets on Monday, October 13 @ 8 pm ET with Lucy de la Garza, University of Dallas 
  • The Long Term Value of Liberal Arts meets on Wednesday, October 15 @ 8 pm ET with Rolando Rivas, Belmont Abbey College 
  • The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in the Professions Date TBA with Nicholas Trout, University of Mary 
  • Paying for College – Using Admissions, Financial Aid, and Alternative Funding Strategies to get the job done without breaking your bank meets on Monday, October 20 @ 8 pm ET with Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS 
  • The Persuasive Homeschool Transcript meets on Tuesday, October 21 @ 8 pm ET with Professor Jeremy Holmes and Owen Sweeney, Wyoming Catholic College 
  • Getting Help – What a College Planner can do for your family, how to select one, and when to hire one meets on Monday, October 27 @ 8 pm ET with Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS 
  • Navigating Financial Aid meets on Wednesday, October 29 @ 8 pm ET with Martin Harold, John Paul the Great University

About Our Prize:

Generation Next: A Catholic Guide to Financial Freedom for Young Adults 

A personal finance program for young adults that is packed with wisdom for life and money. Designed to help young people grow into responsible adults by understanding God’s way to financial freedom. 

With the Church’s teaching serving as its platform, Generation Next provides young people with the practical skills and values they need to navigate life successfully.

“Effectively managing money comes down to a few basics,” Phil says, “and the earlier you start, the better off you’ll be.” As you unpack the teaching and tools at your disposal in Generation Next, you’ll learn about: 
  • The critical link between faith and finance 
  • The advantage of setting goals • Creating a financial plan that works 
  • Wealth: how to create it and how to use it 
  • Understanding and managing debt • Relationships and money 
  • How to be a savvy consumer 
  • The role that generosity plays in one’s financial and spiritual life 
  • And much more
This prize was donated by Behold Publications, creators of Little Flowers Girls Clubs, Blue Knights Boys Club, and so much more.

Now for our contest ...

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Friday, October 10, 2014

How to Prepare Your Homeschool Transcript for College Admission

Catholic College Month is back! We are planning a whole series of free webinars for parents throughout the month of October. We will be posting detailed information about the individual webinars here on the blog over the next several days. To see a complete list, along with a link for registration, please visit:
Homeschool Connections College Month

Our first webinar will be ...

(Click on the title and then click on the Participate Now button to register)

Bring your questions and interact with our presenter at this live event.  
If you cannot make the designated day/time still register. You will then be sent a link the next day to the recording of the event to watch on your own time.

Presenter: Lacy de la Garza, Homeschool Admission Counselor, University of Dallas
Date: Monday, October 13, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm Eastern (7:00 Central; 6:00 Mountain; 5:00 Pacific)
Webinar description: Ever wondered how to create a transcript for college applications? Join Lacy from the University of Dallas as she uncovers how to give an accurate picture of what your student has accomplished in high school. She will discuss using an accredited vs. a non-accredited curriculum, taking co-op classes, taking dual credit classes, and how to keep records through high school to prepare for college applications.

About our presenter Lacy de la Garza is the Homeschool Admission Counselor for the University of Dallas. Lacy was homeschooled K-12 with a variety of homeschool programs, all prior to graduating from the University of Dallas in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Having been on both sides of the application process, she offers a unique perspective for homeschool students applying to colleges. Lacy is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Psychology, also from the University of Dallas.