March / 18 / 2016
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Mindful Leadership Session!

Potluck & Karate

Dr. Suman Kollipara will discuss the 
benefits  of meditation in the workplace. 

Student Life Center /  12:15 - 1:15 p.m. 

More details below.

The Multicultural Club has a fun meeting planned to c elebrate  Women's History Month!

Student Life Center /  1 - 2:30 p.m. 

More details below. 

W / MAR 23 - Mindful Leadership Session 
Meditation is one self-empowerment tool that helps you take the brain to the gym to clear emotional clutters and toxins. Please join Dr. Suman Kollipara to learn more about the brain of a leader, emotional intelligence, neuroscience of meditation; and take home some of the tools and techniques of self compassion healing meditation to exercise your brain for personal peak performance. Dr. Kollipara will be leading a discussion on mindful leadership on the Lawrenceville campus from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Click Here to sign up. For more information, please contact Morgan Taylor-Burns.
W / MAR 23 - Student Leadership Council Meeting 
Everyone is welcome to attend the Student Leadership Council meeting on the Lawrenceville campus in the Student Life Center from 12 to 1 p.m. We will have guest speaker, Dr. Kollipara, discuss the topic, "Mindful Leadership." This is a great opportunity to learn about the art of meditation and how it can be beneficial within the workplace. Pizza and sodas will be provided! If you have any questions contact Morgan Taylor-Burns
W / MAR 23 - Spring Career Fair
Come meet face to face with more than 55 employers seeking to fill internships, seasonal positions and full and part-time jobs! You can  view and research participating employers in advance by creating an account and logging in on  GTC CareerLink Students are required to dress professionally and have ample copies of resumes. Employer representatives will be recruiting in cluster locations throughout buildings 100, 200 and 300. If you have questions, please call Career Services at 678-226-6616.
TH / MAR 24 - MCC Potluck & Karate
Come join the Multicultural Club as we celebrate Women's History Month with a Potluck Lunch! Join us and learn about "Technical Competency" from our very own Rita Patel (Dean of Computer Science). Learn some Self Defense Karate moves from our club member and karate instructor, Bee Morris. Also, look forward to a presentation by club member Dilip Bhatia. The meeting will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. held on the Lawrenceville campus in the Student Life Center located in building 100. For more information, please contact Lakshmi Ramachandran
TH / MAR 24 - Science WORKS!
Come experience a mock surgery, race in a driving simulator, conduct a forensic investigation, make ice cream with liquid nitrogen, paint with light, screen DNA for cancer genes, harness solar power, test your aim in a firearms simulator, experience virtual realities and more! Science WORKS! is an interactive free event for families with children in 6th to 12th grades looking to explore STEM careers. This is an amazing opportunity to see science in action like never before. G uests can learn how science and math can be launching pads for more than 30 in-demand careers. Event runs from 6-9 p.m. on the Lawrenceville campus. For more information click here .
TH / MAR 31 - Annual Community Resource Fair
Representatives from local community assistance organizations will be present to provide free resources, referrals, and information. Counseling Services, Disability Programs, Food Distribution Programs, Financial Counseling Programs, Career Counseling, Utilities Assistance Programs, Health Services, Housing Programs, Medical Services, Rental Assistance Programs, Resources/Referral Programs. The Annual Resource Fair, hosted by the Office of Veterans Affairs and Special Populations Services, is open to all students and there is no charge to attend this event. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lawrenceville campus in the Banquet Hall of building 700. For additional questions, please contact Brian Powell
Future Dates
April 7 - American Made Movie Showing at GTC
April 7 - Salsa Lessons at ANF Campus 
April 7 - GTC Student's Toastmasters International Meeting
April 16 - 2nd Annual GearHeadz Car Show 
April 21 - GTC Student's Toastmasters International Meeting
7 Daily Mental Activities to Create Well-being 
Dr. Daniel J Siegel, executive director of the Mindsight Institute, created the Healthy Mind Platter as a recommendation for a daily diet for a healthy mind. The Healthy Mind Platter has seven daily essential mental activities necessary for optimum mental health. By engaging in these activities you are strengthening your brain's internal connections and your connections with other people and the world around you.  
  1. Focus Time 
  2. Play Time
  3. Connecting Time
  4. Phyisical Time
  5. Time In
  6. Down Time
  7. Sleep Time 

If there is a topic you would like to know about or a tip that you would like to share with us, please email Jamie Randolph with your suggestions.
Go Team!
Good luck to all of our students who are competing at SkillsUSA in Atlanta this weekend! These program related competitive events find the best students in the state to go compete nationally. We are very proud of our team and know everyone will represent GTC well!
Free Movie Showing at GTC! 
On Thursday, April 7, 2016 Gwinnett Tech is featuring a wonderfully made film about the positive impact of domestic manufacturing jobs on our national and local economies.  American Made Movie is rated G and is acceptable for all audiences. The showing will be held in the Busbee Center's Cisco Auditorium located on the main floor of Building 700 on Gwinnett Tech's Lawrenceville Campus. Pizza and popcorn will be offered starting at 11:30 a.m. At noon local businessman and American Made champion Clyde Strickland will offer an inspiring kick-off message, followed by the movie showing at 12:10 p.m.  The movie duration is 1 hour and 20 minutes. No RSVP is required. 
Student Veterans Organization's Food Drive 
We will be collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit the Northeast Georgia Homeless Veterans Shelter during the entire month of March 2016. The items needed are as follows: Rice mixes, Pasta mixes (like Rice-a-roni, Pasta-roni, etc), Snacks, Energy Bars, Cookies, Cereal, Oatmeal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Meats (like Tuna, Chicken, and Salmon), Canned Soups and Stews. Please bring donations to any of these locations on the Lawrenceville campu: Office of Veterans Affairs (building 100, room 323), Office of Student Affairs (building 100, room 807), Automotive Technology (building 300, room 108). For questions, please contact:  Brian Powell.
AARP Offers Tax Assistance 
The volunteers with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer free tax assistance and preparation for community members now until Monday, April 18, 2016 on the second floor of the Busbee Center, building 700 on the Lawrenceville Campus. No appointment is necessary, as clients will be seen on a first come, first served basis between 1 - 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday. There is no charge for this assistance and you do not have to be an AARP member. For more information on documents needed and about the program,  Click Here
Run, Hide, Fight
As a part of Gwinnett Tech's preparedness objective, we want to provide everyone with a safe and healthy learning environment. With the increase of incidents on college campuses, schools and public places, it is increasingly important to have a plan for how to respond in an active shooter situation. Students and employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations by viewing the "Run, Hide, Fight - Surviving an Active Shooter Event" video. The video will assist you in planning for your personal safety. Click the image to the left to view the video.  
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!
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. 
You Shop. Amazon Gives Back to GTC! is giving back and all you have to do is go to the website and choose "Gwinnett Tech Foundation". The GTC Foundation will receive .05% of every dollar you spend that qualifies and in turn, we will apply these dollars back into Gwinnett Tech students!  Win-Win!!  If you have further questions, please contact Darcie Johnson.
Did you know? GTC Has a No Interest Tuition Payment Plan!
Gwinnett Tech partners with Nelnet Business Solutions to let you pay tuition and fees over time,making college more affordable. Payment Plan Benefits include e asy online enrollment, f lexible payment options and n o interest.  Learn more about the tuition payment plan and enroll today!
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 - it's 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! 


Rachel Mariano, Director / x.6341

Jamie Randolph, Specialist / x.6415

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