The Helm Archives


5 Ways to Practice Self-Care The pandemic, economic and political tensions, and issues of social justice have created feelings of uncertainty, depression, anxiety, and isolation in many of us. So, how do we care for ourselves in a time of social distancing when the need for connection and support is at an all-time high? 

Create Your College Experience - How Being Involved at FSW Can Benefit You Whether you're joining a club, participating in intramural sports, attending events, working as a peer mentor or tutor, volunteering, studying abroad, participating in honors programs, or meeting with a professor during office hours, being involved on campus has enormous benefits for students. Here's how it can benefit you!

Top 5 Tips to Get Cash for College Two billion dollars is an abundance of cash by anyone’s standards, yet that’s the amount of free money students leave on the table each year in unclaimed federal grants. Here are five things you need to know to get cash for college.

Faculty Feature - Professor Kim Hilton, a.k.a. Chemical Kim Professor Kim Hilton, a.k.a. Chemical Kim, doesn't just teach her lessons in a classroom. She takes her love of science and chemistry out into the community. 

FSW Students Publish Children’s Book, Inspiring Young Immigrants to be “LimitLESS” For FSW students Amy Rodriguez, Joanna Francisco-Castro, Victoria Vernet, and Ramir Dalencour, storytelling is kind of their thing. Together, they co-wrote and published a children’s book, “LimitLESS: Immigration Stories for Children.”

The Monster Professor at FSW Are you ready for a visit from the Monster Professor? FSW creative writing professor Dr. Brandi George shares why you should check out the Monster Professor's talk during the Spring Research Expo.

In a Monstrous Mood? It’s almost Halloween, time to embrace everything monstrous. And what better way to do this than with some scary stories?

Ace That Research Project - Five Research Tips from an FSW Librarian Were you just assigned a research project but don’t know where to start? Have you struggled to get the grade you want because your sources haven’t been credible? Here are five tips to help you ace that research paper or project.

FSW Research Class Aims to Prevent Turtle Poaching, Habitat Destruction In a secret location in Southwest Florida, FSW Biology Professor Jordan Donini and his Independent Research class tread through the Florida marsh in search of one thing- the Florida box turtle.

No Risk in Risk Management: The Recession-Proof Job Even as thousands of workers in Southwest Florida lost their jobs during the sudden and overwhelming coronavirus pandemic, 2020 graduates of Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) Risk Management program were getting hired.

How to Succeed in Online Learning Stressed out by online classes? Three FSW peer mentors share their tips for online learning success.