Entries by Nicole Reinard

Congratulations to our finals survival kit winners!

Last month we held a contest allowing college students to share why they were most deserving of a finals survival kit. We at CengageBrain were so overwhelmed by the number of participants who shared their comments with us on the blog, but after a very, very tough decision, we chose five lucky recipients of the […]

Holiday etiquette: Don’t do these 10 things

The holiday season is officially underway, and you’re probably thinking of everything you must do – buy presents for family and friends, decorate your living space, and so on. But have you thought about what you DON’T do? Having the right holiday etiquette when you sit down to chow down will go a long way. […]

Learn about charity: water and how they work

It’s easy to see that charity: water is very passionate about their mission to solve the water crisis across the globe by building sustainable, community-owned water projects. Since they use 100% of their public donations to put towards funding water projects, project organizers hope it’s possible to complete their mission within their lifetimes.

Marching on after war with Pat Tillman Foundation

It’s not uncommon for veterans to feel lost when it comes to their sense of purpose once returning home from serving tours in areas including Iraq and Afghanistan. Many are left on their own not knowing what to do next in the workforce. Last year’s Pat Tillman Foundation Leadership Summit was held in Chicago at […]

Veterans take on training of SCA Fire Corps

In 2010, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the U.S. Forest Service organized a 90-day training program allowing veterans to explore careers that will help the transition back into civilian life easier. Such careers include wildfire containment where they learn about fire mitigation. The program is called the Veterans Fire Corps, which was specifically designed […]

Want $100 AND a finals survival kit? Tell us why for your chance to win both!

Finals week can be an especially grueling time for college students – we know, we’ve been there! So what could possibly make this stressful time of the semester less stressful? Cold, hard cash? Snacks and writing essentials? A survival kit with BOTH? By this point you should be saying to yourself “Hell yes!” – but […]

Last chance: Take $15 off your purchase of $150 at CengageBrain.com!

Procrastinating. Something college students know absolutely nothing about, right? Just kidding. I’ve been in your shoes before so I understand that sometimes you’d rather wait to prepare yourself for the new school year. The good news is that you can still take advantage of great back-to-school deals for all of your college needs. CengageBrain.com is […]

Four New University Partners announced for Pat Tillman Foundation

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Pat Tillman Foundation welcomes the addition of four new University Partners in support of the Tillman Military Scholars program. Georgetown University, Indiana University, The Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee were selected as Tillman Military Scholar University Partners, bringing the total to 15 partner institutions nationwide. Each […]

The Student Conservation Association takes on State Parks

From California to Massachusetts, a group of ten high school student volunteers and two crew leaders set out this summer to restore sections of the Paulinskill Valley Trail in Sussex County’s Kittatinny Valley State Park that were heavily affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. In their efforts, volunteers were able to repaint bridges […]

Follow charity: water throughout their September Campaign

While the Sahel may lack in having sustainable, clean water, they are certainly not lacking in sunshine. The local partners of the September Campaign are using this to their advantage by creating solar-powered systems as well as drilling wells, which will bring cool, clean water up from underground. Read on to learn more about how […]