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October / 9 / 2015
 
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TAKE A BREAK!

GOAL COMPETITION
 

OCT 15 - 17
No classes scheduled

Classes will resume on Monday, October 19.

MONDAY, OCT 19
Nomination Deadline

More information provided below.
SA / OCT 10 - GTCANS at Lilburn Daze
Come see us at Lilburn Daze! The GTC Association of Nursing Students will be helping out in the Health Tent taking blood pressures from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
TU / OCT 13 - 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 / OCT 14 - Multicultural Club Lunch & Learn
We are happy to welcome everyone to the first of our Panel Discussion Series on the topic of Professional Communication. We will meet in building 100, room 401 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Please come prepared with questions for the experts, as we will open the floor for Q&A at 2 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be served. 
TH - S / OCT 15 - 17 - Fall Break
No classes scheduled. Be safe and enjoy your extra long weekend!
F - SA / OCT 16 - 17 - Ambassador Training
Students who were invited to join the Ambassador family will spend their weekend meeting the VP's of the college, learning roles and responsibilities, participating in leadership training and completing team building exercises all while having lots of fun! Detailed instructions have been emailed to those invited to join the Nu Ambassador Class of 2015-2016. Thanks to all who applied and interviewed - we are lucky to have such an amazing group of students at GTC!
M / OCT 19 - Soccer Pick-Up Game
Bring a friend and join us at 10 a.m. for a fun game of soccer. All levels of experience and spectators welcome! We'll meet on the grassy field next to the gravel parking lot along Sugarloaf Parkway. This is a great way to meet new people and stay active! Questions? Contact Trevell Pittman.
M / OCT 19 - GOAL Nomination Deadline
Student Life is about to have the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership competition where we look for a student that is good with public speaking to represent technical education. Our school winner gets lots of prizes including a choice between a $26,000 scholarship to DeVry for their bachelors program or $9,000 towards their masters. Applicants must have completed at least 12 hours at GTC and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  All nominees will be invited to attend an information session. If interested, please contact Aneesha Khan-Valerio
TU / OCT 20 - 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. 
TU / OCT 20 - PTK Meeting
PTK members are encouraged to attend this meeting scheduled from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in building 100, room 106. We will  select club officers, discuss PTK's Competitive Edge program & plan more fall semester activities. Pizza will be served!
TH / OCT 22 - Green Market
Fresh vegetables, herbs and cut flowers are for sale in the courtyard area between building 600 and 100 from 12 - 2 p.m. These are the freshest picked vegetables and fruits straight from our very own GTC Learn-in Farm! We accept cash and check only. For more information please email our Farm Manager Tylee Sewell or call 678-226-6557. All proceeds are used to sustain our farm for continued student experience. 
TH / OCT 22 - Science Club Meeting
Are you interested in learning about science? Join us at the next GTC Science Club meeting, where we will be performing a fun, science-themed experiment! Our theme for the fall is "food science." We will meet in Building 900, Room 1.319 at 3:30 pm.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Saphronia Johnson or Margaret Long.
TH / OCT 22 - ISA Meeting
The GTC Information Security Association will meet at 5 p.m. in bldg. 700, room 2206. Food will be provided! ISSA advantages: Peer Networking, Education & Training, Career Opportunity and Growth, Industry Tools & Resources, Special Officers & Discounts, and Insight into Best Practices. For more information, please contact Garfield Anderson .
F / OCT 23 - Great Day of Service 
In support of our Positively Me campaign, Student Life will be making cards with positive notes to prepare four our upcoming Random Act of Kindness Day! We need volunteers who can be available from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We'll meet in the Student Life Center. Lunch and t-shirts will be provided. Sign up here
Future Dates
November 4 - SLC Meeting & Elections
November 5 - GTC Student's Toastmaster International Meeting
November 7 - Festival International
November 9 - Soccer Pick-up Game
November 19 - CCG Networking Event
November 19 -  GTC Student's Toastmaster International Meeting
HealthyTip
15 Best Superfoods for Fall
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we can almost feel our waistlines growing! Fall is often referred to as the gluttony season, but it can also be a great time of year for healthy eats. Check out these 15 fall superfoods recommended by Health.com: 

 1. Apples -  full of antioxidants 
 2. Brussels Sprouts -  good source of folate and iron
 3. Parsnips - rich in potassium 
 4. Pears - good source of vitamin C 
 5. Rutabaga - good source of fiber and vitamin C
 6. Cauliflower - may help to prevent cancer and lower cholesterol
 7. Squash - contains omega-3 fatty acids 
 8. Pumpkin - rich in potassium 
 9. Sweet Potatoes - excellent source of vitamin A and iron
10. Turnips - excellent source of vitamins A, K, and folate 
11. Pomegranates - higher antioxidant levels than red wine
12. Dates - low in fat, good source of fiber and potassium
13. Kiwi - more vitamin C than an orange
14. Grapefruit - rich in vitamin C and lowers cholesterol
15. Tangerines - good source of beta-carotene

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
DREAM Scholars Program
Achieving the Dream is seeking exemplary students to apply for the 2016 DREAM Scholars Program. This is a  robust professional development and learning opportunity for student leaders looking to make a difference on their campus and in their communities. Chosen through a competitive application process, selected students will engage in a learning process that culminates in attending and presenting at DREAM 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia,  from February 23-26, 2016.  Click here for more information and to apply.  (Application questions are on last page. Submissions are due to Rebecca Alexander by 5 p.m. on October 26th.)
Need Health Insurance?
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) office at GTC is a partner with Kaiser Permanente (KP) for their Bridge insurance program. KP is offering a low cost health insurance to eligible students. WIOA will host Open Enrollment sessions this fall semester for 2016 benefits. Watch your student email & MyGTC for more information about these events on campus! 
Help Us, Help You, Help Others!
Your commitment to yourself comes with a shared commitment to the health and welfare of others. Just as you have throughout your life, you will have a special opportunity to impact the lives of your peers in positive and productive ways, and we are committed to helping you do so. Please take time to do this training on sexual assault prevention and you can impact lives. Click photo and use  registration code 223acc5e
Toastmasters Taking Toiletry Donations
We encourage all members and guests to please help support our Community Service Project with the Partners Against Domestic Violence (PADV). Please bring new toiletry and personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps, lotions, shampoo, conditioners, deodorant and hair care products to Trevell Pittman in the Student Center or to Dr. Penny Waddell in Building 200 Room 115.  We will be delivering these items to the shelter on November 21st.  (Due to Fall Break, we will not have a club meeting until November 5th.)
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 - 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! 
Perks
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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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