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September / 18 / 2015
 
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THE POSITIVE PLACE

GREAT DAY OF SERVICE
 

AVAILABLE DAILY
Gazebo between buildings 200 & 600

Want a peaceful place to eat, study or 
have  a quiet moment of reflection?
 
Check out this beautiful spot on campus! 

FRIDAY, OCT 23
Save the Date!

Student Life will have two opportunities for students to volunteer on or off campus.

Stay tuned for more details!
SA / SEPT 19 - MCC to Japan Fest
The Multicultural Club is excited to explore Japan Fest at the Gwinnett Civic Center! For more information about upcoming events, please email Yvette Williams or  Lakshmi Ramachandran.
TU / SEPT 22 - PTK Meeting
Bring your lunch and help plan Phi Theta Kappa's fall semester activities! We'll meet from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in building 100, room 205. Donations to PTK's fall food drive will also be collected at this meeting and will benefit local food pantries. All PTK members are encouraged to attend, especially those who would like to serve in leadership roles during the 2015-16 academic year. Feel free to contact Club Advisor, Rebecca Alexander, with any questions.
TU / SEPT 22 - Walk & Talk
Bring a friend and meet us in the Student Life Center at 12:15 p.m. for an activity and 30 minute walk. It is a great way to accomplish new goals and meet new people!  Please email  Trevell Pittman  with any questions When raining we'll walk indoors. 
W / SEPT 23 - WIT Event
Come learn the pros & cons of start-ups vs. established companies from women who have experienced both! Event takes place from 3 - 5:30 p.m. at Google Fiber in Atlanta. For more information and to register click here. If you have further questions please email Club Advisor, Saeideh Sadri.
SA / SEPT 26 - FCT Atlanta Heart Walk
Please come out and join members of the Future Cardiovascular Technologists Club as they participate in the 5K Atlanta Heart Walk at Centennial Olympic Park. For more information, please contact Niquanna Robinson or Kristen Buoy.
TU / SEPT 29 - Bake Sale
Stop by the Student Life Center from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a variety of cookies, brownies, chips and treats! We are just taking donations - cash only please! Proceeds will help support the Surgical Technology Club. Thanks for your support!
TU / SEPT 29 - Walk & Talk
Every Tuesday come get some fresh air and sunshine with us! We'll meet in the Student Life Center at 12:15 p.m. then head out for 30 minutes of walking and talking. It is a great way to accomplish new goals and meet new people. Please email  Trevell Pittman  with any questions When raining we'll walk indoors. 
W / SEPT 30 - Soccer Pick-Up Game
Join Student Life on the grassy field next to the gravel parking lot along Sugarloaf Parkway at 12:15 p.m. for a for a pick-up soccer game. Meet new people, stay active, and bring a friend! All skill levels are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Trevell Pittman.
TH / OCT 1 - GTC Students' Toastmasters International Club Meeting
Please join us for our October meeting from 6 - 7 p.m. in building 200, room 104. Membership is open to all GTC Students and Alumnae who want to improve their communication and leadership skills. Please note we will not be meeting on October 15 due to Fall Break.  For more information, please contact Dr. Penny Waddell .
Future Dates
October 5 - Soccer Pick-Up Game
October 7 - SLC Meeting
October 7 - WIT Planning Session
October 10 - GTCANS at Lilburn Daze
HealthyTip
9 Ways Doctors Avoid Getting Sick
As cold and flu season approaches, Prevention.com asked doctors and nurses to give their best tips for boosting your immune system and avoiding sickness this season:

 1. Lower alcohol consumption.
 2. Steer clear of sugar.
 3. Get vaccinated!
 4. Wash everything you touch.
 5. Take probiotics.
 6. Don't bite your nails!
 7. Do easy to moderate exercise.
 8. Hold your breath 10-15 seconds if someone around you sneezes.
 9. Get fresh air - even if it's freezing!

If there is a topic you would like to know about or a tip that you'd like to share with us, please email Jamie Randolph with your suggestions!
Announcements
Collecting Corks
The Rad Tech program has collected over 12,000 corks, caps and foil from wine bottles for Clothes for Souls. Each is worth 2 cents so we can financially support this global non-profit institution dedicated to fighting poverty. Besides helping the charity, it also helps the earth. The corks are recycled and not put in landfills. Did you know that it takes over 1,500 gallons of water to grow the cotton required for just one pair of jeans and each American discards over 65 pounds of clothing per year? Help us by continuing to donate your corks! Drop off is in bldg. 200, room 245. 
Collecting Aluminum Can Tabs
The Future Cardiovascular Technologist Club and the Association for Radiologic Technologist are collecting can tabs. One gallon of tabs equals a one night stay in the Ronald McDonald House for a family. Together, we've already collected eight gallons, but we can do more! Help us by bringing your aluminum can tab donations to room 121, 245 or 133 in bldg. 200. Thank you!
Feel Stressed?
You are not alone! Going to school can be tough. Life can be tough. Student Life has paid for all of our students to get four free counseling sessions through the Cameron & Associates Life Balance Program. Yes - FREE! Just call 404-845-3727 or visit them on the web and they will give you three counselors close to you to pick from. You are worth the investment! 
Perks
MUST SHOW CURRENT STUDENT/FACULTY ID TO RECEIVE DISCOUNTS.

Contact
CONTACT GTC STUDENT LIFE / 770-962-7580

Rachel Mariano, Director / x.6341

Jamie Randolph, Specialist / x.6415

Aneesha Khan-Valerio, Assistant / x.6840

Trevell Pittman, Assistant / x.6419
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