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Hints,Tips, and Handy Things!"

Here are some quick tips for you to use when you just don't know or are in a bind!"

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Study Skills

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Taking Tests


Handy Hints and Tasty Tips


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Each hall has PASS (Peer Academic Support Services) volunteers who are willing and able to help you.  PASS members offer to lend a hand in their best classes where you might need a hand.  You can visit PASS members in any building!  Click on the link on the logo to the left to see a list for each hall.




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Welcome to the ARM Academic Success Spot. As you know, each of your buildings has at least one ARM, or Academic Resource Mentor. But there are lots of you, and they can't be everywhere at once, so we've created this page to provide you with some resources that you can access when your ARM isn't there to help.  

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ARMs are Academic Resource Mentors -- peers whose goal is to help you find the information, locate the resources, and connect you to people who can help you in your academic endeavors. They provide academic and life skills programming, too. ARMs have office hours in your halls, when you can see them to get assistance. They are students, just like you! They can also help you touch base with PASS members, student volunteers who offer tutoring or assistance in subjects they do well in.

We're sure you'll see your ARM around in the building, but just in case, here are the ARMs for 2013-14:

Who Am I?   Where Am I?
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 Andres Chaves




I am Andrés Chaves. I’m one of the ARMs for Centennial hall. I’m a senior in the BM Audio and Music Production program with a minor in Computer Science. After I graduate, I hope to find a career in the music industry as an audio engineer or recording engineer. I am an active member of the WCSU Gaming Club, and I like to spend my time composing/playing music, engaging in tabletop/video games, or just relaxing with my computer. After I graduate, I hope to further my education by pursuing a master’s degree. I look forward to helping out my fellow students in their pursuit for academic success!
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Eric Keller



Hello there! My name is Eric Keller and this is my first year as an Academic Resource Mentor. Originally from Stamford, CT, I will be residing in Centennial Hall as one of two ARMs. I am currently a junior majoring in Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics. I have always loved math and science. It is my goal to become an on camera Meteorologist after graduation. I am very approachable, so if you need mentoring or just want to say hi, my door is always open! I am ecstatic to meet my new residents this year and to help them achieve their academic goals!
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Allison Vas


Hi there! My name is Allison Vas and I am Grasso’s current ARM. I am a sophomore here at WCSU and a life-long resident of Danbury, CT. I am an elementary education major, with a double major in English. I am an active member in the Honors program, as well as involved in a number of clubs on campus, including Student Government Association, Newman Club, and Relay for Life. This will be my first year as a member of Western's housing staff but I am eager to learn and to give residents the assistance they need. As an education major, I’m always willing to help students succeed in any way possible. If you ever need help, please don’t hesitate to contact me or stop by during my office hours. I’ll be glad to help you in any way that I can!
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Jamie Maitland




Hi! My name is Jamie Maitland and this is my first year as an ARM. I am a sophomore Nursing student who plans on working with kids after i graduate. I love to watch movies and eat good food so please do not hesitate to ask me for help or to join you for lunch. I decided to become an ARM because my first two years at Western i dedicated most of my time to studying. Studying a lot paid off academically, but it caused me to miss out on the full college experience. What I hope to do as an ARM is help students balance their academic responsibilities and still have fun. I am so excited that I will be working with freshmen and I hope that I can impact as many lives as possible! Please feel free to knock on my door for help in anything!
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Erin Selavka




Hello!  My name is Erin Selavka and I am the ARM in Newbury Hall.  I am a senior, majoring in mathematics with a minor in psychology.  Even though it is my first year as an ARM, I am very excited to use all of my skills to help students new to college and campus life.  I am a member of the Honors Program and I work as a Building Manager at the Campus and Student Centers as well.  After college, I hope to get a job doing statistical work and possibly attend graduate school for actuarial sciences.  I was an Orientation Leader last fall and I coached two softball teams this past summer, so I hope to use all of my skills in leadership, mentorship, and teamwork to help new students feel confident and prepared for their experiences at Western.  I will help you find resources on campus and adjust to the shift from high school to college.  You will see me around campus and throughout the building, and feel free to stop me and say hi.  I’m always available to talk about anything and everything, so even if my door is closed, just knock because I’m here to help you succeed!
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Alex Saraceno




Greetings! My name is Alex Saraceno and I am one of the two Academic Resource Mentors in Pinney Hall.  I am originally from Watertown, CT.  I transferred to WCSU from The New School in New York City.  I am a junior studying classical piano performance.  I am also the treasurer for Keyboard Club.  Outside of school I play the keyboard and sing in a band.  As a first-time ARM I look forward to meeting and helping residents as well as spending more time on campus.  Please feel free to stop by for any help or just to chat. 
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Natalie Glybin




Hi!  My name is Natalie and I'm one of the two ARMs in Pinney Hall.  I am a senior nursing major with a minor in psychology. I decided to become an ARM because I find helping others rewarding.  That's actually one of the reasons I decided to pursue a career in nursing as well. I'm taking this year to focus on my classes and I hope that I can help you focus on your academic success as well.  I'm very excited about this coming year and hope you won't hesitate to see me if you need help!

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