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TUESDAY, NOV 17
12 - 1 p.m. / Building 700
 
Hear Adalius Thomas talk about his journey from NFL Super Bowl champion to restaurateur!


THURSDAY, DEC 3
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. / 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
 
Stop by the Student Life Center for a free relaxing massage to reduce tension.

Great stress reliever before exams!
TU / NOV 17 - 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 / NOV 17 - INSPIRE Lecture
From humble beginnings to success as a college student then NFL athlete to business man, Adalius Thomas is just the person to keep you motivated and focused on your goal.  Join us from 12 - 1 p.m. in the building 700 auditorium to hear words of wisdom from someone who's been there and is ready to INSPIRE you!  There is no charge to attend. Please reserve a free ticket. For more information, please contact Dr. Jermaine Whirl.
W / NOV 18 - SLC Meeting & Elections
Everyone is welcome to join us in the Student Life Center located in building 100 from noon - 1 p.m.  We'll be voting for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and  Treasurer! Pizza and sodas will be provided. 
W / NOV 18 - AITP Meeting
Everyone is welcome to join our meeting from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. in building 700, room 2202. We are excited to have a panel of former students talking about internships and first job experiences.  Pizza will be provided.  The Association for  Information Technology Professionals is for anyone with an interest in the computer information systems field. For  more information please contact advisors, Charles Hardnett or John Thacher.
W / NOV 18 - Story Night
Join us for Story Night  at the Library from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. in building 100, room 401.  This is an evening where students, faculty and staff share a story through speech, art, comedy, spoken word, photography, music or dance. Guest are welcome to come listen and enjoy! If you are interested in  participating, please submit your entry by Friday, November 11.  Entries should be less five minutes long and contain no obscene, offensive, defamatory or libelous content. Participants  can register in person at the Library, email or call  678-226-6388.
TH / NOV 19 - 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 / NOV 19 - Science Club Meeting
Are you interested in learning about science? Join us at the next GTC Science Club meeting, where we will be planning our next trip to BODIES! The Exhibition. We will meet in Building 900, Room 1.319 from 3 - 4 p.m. Our meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of every month, so look out for future dates! If you have any questions, you may e-mail Saphronia Johnson or Margaret Long.
TH / NOV 19 - 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 .
TH / NOV 19 - Toastmasters Thanksgiving Soup-er Supper
Please bring a covered dish to share and join us from 6 - 7:30 p.m. for a "Pot Luck" dinner meeting 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 .
TH / NOV 19 - CCG Meet & Greet
The Commercial Construction Guild invites current and graduate students of the program to join from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center located in building 100 for a networking event with the commercial construction industry advisors. Food and beverages will be served.If you have questions, please contact Tonya Beck.
Future Dates
November 23 to 29 - No Classes
December 1 - Walk&Talk
December 3 - Free Massages
December 5 - Fall Classes End
December 7 to 12 - Final Exams
HealthyTip
Top 10 Holiday Diet Tips
The holiday season is upon us! With all the fun and festivities, even the most disciplined people struggle to maintain healthy habits. WebMD consulted diet experts from around the country and they agree that having a plan in place will help to survive the seasonal parties without packing on the pounds. The top 10 tips are:

  1. Go easy with adding nuts, cheeses, sauces, butter and whipped cream.
  2. Wear snug clothes and hold a drink in your dominant hand to avoid easy grabbing.
  3. Chew gum while cooking or trying to take a break from the buffet.
  4. If you don't love it, don't eat it.
  5. Avoid overeating by eating normally and not skipping meals.
  6. Grab a sparkling water and wait 30 minutes before eating.
  7. Take the focus off the food by getting active with games.
  8. Alternate alcohol with nonalcoholic beverages to cut calories.
  9. Skip the appetizers.
  10. Limit your appetite by put only two items on your plate at a time. 

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
Gwinnett Tech Is Coming to North Fulton 
Classes will start January 6 at our new campus! 
We are having Quick Admit Days to move people from application through financial aid and advisement to registration in one session!  Call 770-962-7580 to reserve a place.  All Quick Admit Days Sessions are at Reinhardt University, 4100 Old Milton Parkway,Alpharetta, 30005.
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!
Do you 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 the next event on Friday, December 4. 
Toys for Tots
The Student Veterans Organization is  accepting donations on behalf of Toys for Tots. Please bring in new toys and give a gift that makes a difference! Drop off locations are in the Student Life Center, Office of Enrollment and the Veteran Affairs Office located in building 100, the Office of Automotive Technology in building 300 and the Foundation Office in building 700. 
If you have  questions, please feel free to email  Brian Powell  or   call 678- 226-6905.
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.)
Global Pencil Project
Lambda Nu Imaging Sciences Honor Society will be collecting new-unsharpened pencils thru December for the Global Pencil Project.  Boxes will be available in student areas in building 100 and 200 - just look for the signs! 
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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