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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Valparaiso University Ranked Among Best in the Nation

Valparaiso University continues its amazing, three-decades long legacy of being recognized as one of the best choices in higher education by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, Valpo has been named number 176 out of 440 of the most elite public and private institutions in the nation.

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day in life of physics major

A Day in My Life as a Physics Major

There have been countless times here at Valpo that I have heard the following, “I don’t understand anything in my physics class!” Or “How can you major in physics; this is way too hard.” I’ve heard the latter a lot more than the former because of TAing and tutoring for the physics and astronomy department. I mean sure, physics and astronomy are hard, but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable than any other major.

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Kevin Gary

Why Boredom Matters: Education, Leisure, and the Quest for a Meaningful Life

Kevin Gary, Ph.D., professor of education, has recently had his book “Why Boredom Matters: Education, Leisure, and the Quest for a Meaningful Life” published through Cambridge University Press. In this interview, Professor Gary discusses how we face boredom, how schools and students cope with it, and how philosophers have viewed our struggle with this seemingly omnipresent experience.

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Valpo’s Beacon Blog

Valpo’s recently launched Beacon Blog is a place where students, faculty, and anyone who wants to learn more about our life here at Valpo can come and explore. Our student writers offer a view of the University from their day-to-day experiences, and our faculty and staff shine a light on what really goes into making the revered “Valpo experience.” Our community is doing great things and the Beacon Blog is here to house them.

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