Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

This page includes a list of books of interest to parents of college students.  While we are not endorsing any of the books, we do hope that the list will serve as a resource for parents seeking more information.  We hope that you enjoy gathering additional information while realizing that you are not alone in your joys and concerns as your child heads off to college.

A Parent's Guide to the Christian College: Supporting Your Child's Mind and Spirit During the College Years  by Todd C. Ream, Timothy W. Herrmann, and C. Skip Trudeau, 2011.

College Rules! How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College  by Sherrie Nist-Olejnik and Jodi Patrick Holschuh, 2011.

Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money  by Helen Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller, 2011.

Empty Nest, Full Heart:  The Journey from Home to College  by Andrea Van Steenhouse, 2002.

How to Survive Your Freshman Year: By Hundreds of College Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Who Did  by Mark W. Bernstein and Yadin Kaufmann, 2006.

I'll Miss You Too:  An Off-To-College Guide for Parents and Students by Margo Woodacre Bane and Steffany Bane, 2006.

Let the Journey Begin: A Parent's Monthly Guide to the College Experience by Jacqueline Kiernan MacKay and Wanda Johnson Ingram, 2002.

Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years  by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger, 2009.

Millennials Go to College. Second edition. Strategies for a New Generation On Campus  by Neil Howe and William Strauss, 2007.

Parents' Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers...College Admissions Guides  by Robin Raskin, 2007.


Iraqi Couple Will Use UD Education to Enrich, Preserve Culture

They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.

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Trailblazing Golden Crusaders Pave Path for Future Generations

During their freshman year, a mere nine miles from the UD campus, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963. Kennedy's famous words, "Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man," were imprinted on the memories of these freshmen, influencing the development of their characters and philanthropic spirits and empowering them to serve with distinction in all types of vocations.

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Professor Scott Churchill Explores the Souls of Animals

After happening across the early biophilosopher Jakob von Uexküll as a freshman biology major, Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill began peering into the worlds of animals through what Uexküll called the "spiritual eye" rather than our physical one; there, he discovered the animal spirit.

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