February 3, 1960 The colony of Massachusetts issued the first paper money in America. With a paper note, a person could make a trade for …
It’s April — the last month before the semester is over (hoorah!) and the last time you’ll read our monthly fun facts until fall. You’ll survive.
March was originally the first month of the Roman calendar and was named after Mars, the god of war. After the switch to the Gregorian calendar in 1752, January became the start of the new year.
Leap years are essential for keeping our calendar in alignment with Earth’s revolutions around the sun. Each year there are 365.242 days, not just 365. This means that a leap year occurs every four years (on the years that are divisible by 4), so we don’t lose about six hours from our calendar every year. This may not seem like a lot, but over time it would add up.
Filling out your financial student aid applications properly could be the difference between continuing your college degree or sitting out a semester. Since priority deadline for federal student aid applications is less than a month away, here are some details about how to apply for federal student aid and information on some of the changes that have been made to federal student aid programs.
It’s February—the month of roses, hearts and candy. People either love this month or hate it because of Feb. 14. But in February’s defense, it has some wonderful facts about it that may turn you “haters” into “lovers.”
More celebrations in January include Martin Luther King, Jr. day, which is on Jan. 16 this year. Inauguration Day takes place every four years following the Presidential election. There won’t be one this year, but next year it will be on Jan. 20.
October is more than just “Halloween Month.” You can celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month or give money to a great cause like domestic violence. However, there are 11 months in the year, so stayed tuned. Next month we’ll learn about November fun facts.