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FREE FOOD, SHIRTS & PRIZES!

JOIN OUR PICK-UP GAME!
 

THURSDAY, SEPT 10
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Back of building 100

You won't want to miss it!

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 16
We'll kick off at 10 a.m.

Grassy field next to the gravel parking 
lot  along Sugarloaf Parkway

All levels of experience welcome!
M / SEPT 7 - School Closed
The campus will be closed for Labor Day. Enjoy your break!
TU / SEPT 8 - 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 9 - Veterans Wellness Wednesday
Each month a representative from various community resources will be on campus to share how their services may assist you.  This week a Military One Source Consultant, Jani McGee, will be here. Join us at 11 a.m. in building 100, 259. No appointment necessary. Questions? Please email Brian Powell or call 678-226-6905.
TH / SEPT 10 - Student Life Welcome
Join us for FREE food, music, shirts, prizes and more from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and again from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the back of building 100. Many of our GTC clubs and organizations will be represented as well as some great community resources. We look forward to seeing you there!
M / SEPT 14 - GearHeadz Meeting
Automotive and Welding students are welcome to join us as we  plan our year and elect new officers.  We'll meet from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in building 300, room 201. In you would  like more information, please feel  free to contact Club Advisor, Andy Lindman.
TU / SEPT 15 - Hot Dog Sale
Stop by the Student Life Center in building 100 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a $5 meal (cash only) including a hot dog, chips and a drink! Sponsored by the Respiratory Care Club. Proceeds will help to send students to a conference. 
TU / SEPT 15 - 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 16 - 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 m eet new people and stay active! Questions? Contact Trevell Pittman.
W / SEPT 16 - AITP Meeting
Everyone is welcome to join us at 5 p.m. in building 700, room 2.201 for an orientation on the LAMP camp for budding web developers. Jay Solomon, Director of LAMP Camp Connections, will be our guest speaker. Pizza provided. For more information, please contact John Thacher or Charles Hardnett.
TH / SEPT 17 - Science Club Trivia Challenge
Do you love team trivia? Join us at the next GTC Science Club meeting, where we will have an academic game-show style team trivia challenge. Everyone is invited to play, so bring your team! We will meet in Building 900, Room 1.109 and start at 3:30 pm.  If you have any questions, you may e-mail Saphronia Johnson  or Margaret Long .
TH / SEPT 17 - FCT Fundraiser
Stop by the Student Life Center from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a chance to win 2 Falcons tickets, a Falcons Jersey and a restaurant gift card! Sponsored by the Future Cardiovascular Technologists Club. All proceeds will support the Atlanta Heart Walk.
TH / SEPT 17 - ISSA / Hacker Halted 2015 Conference
ISSA Members are invited to attend this Information Security Training Event and Conference for FREE! This is a $550 value! Event is from 9 am. - 5:30 p.m. and takes place at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. Register here and use discount code HH15ISSA. Your pass will include access to all IT Security Briefs, a commemorative Hacker Halted 2015 T-shirt, and access to the Hacker Halted Networking Reception! Questions? Please contact Club Advisor, Garfield Anderson.
TH / SEPT 17 - ISSA Meeting
Looking for a great way to network with and gain access to industry professionals in information processing and security?  Join us from 5-6 p.m. in building 700, room 2206. The Information Systems Security Association provides opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members. Come and see what all the excitement is about! Pizza will be provided. For more information, please contact Club Advisor, Albena Asenova-Belal
TH / SEPT 17 - GTC Students' Toastmasters International Club Meeting
Please join us for a 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.  For more information, please contact Dr. Penny Waddell .
Future Dates
September 22 - PTK Meeting
September 23 - WiT Event
September 30 - Soccer Pick-up Game
HealthyTip
7 Things to Smile About
Smiling is good for our health and triggers activity in our brain that registers happiness. It's an easy way to boost our mood, be healthier and feel better. Jennipher Walters from SparkPeople.com gives seven simple reasons why we should be smiling more:

1. Makes you happy
2. Makes others happy 
3. Makes you more attractive
4. Helps to de-stress
5. Helps to land a job
6. Leads to laughter
7. Just feels good

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
Food Drive
Phi Theta Kappa is conducting a food drive from September 8 -18 to benefit local food pantries in Gwinnett County, and we need your help! Please donate canned meats, soups, vegetables, rice, dried beans & peas, packaged snacks, boxed fruit juices, cereal, or oatmeal. Collections sites are located in the Student Life Center in building 100 and the lobby areas of buildings 700 and 900. For additional information about this service project, contact  Nancy K. Samuel.
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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