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MAR 7-12
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Classes will resume on Monday, March 14.

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Details Below. 

W / MAR 16 - AITP Meeting  
Everyone is welcome to attend the AITP meeting on the Lawrenceville campus from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in building 700, room 2201. We will have guest speaker, Kyle, head programmer from Woodall Creative Group, come out and discuss "Web Progamming in Today's World - Responsive Design, Branding." Pizza and soda will be provided. For more information please contact John Thacher.
TH / MAR 17 - Stop Hunger Now Event 
Student Life has partnered with Stop Hunger Now to work towards ending world hunger. In one hour, GTC students, faculty and staff will work together to pack over 12,000 meals to help feed people in need throughout the world! Spots are limited. The event will be held on the Lawrenceville Campus from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of building 700. Pizza will be provided! If you would like to participate in this amazing outreach project Click Here! For more information please contact Rachel Mariano
TH / MAR 17 - Information Security Association Meeting 
The Information Security Association (ISA) GTC Student Chapter is a not-for-profit, organization of Gwinnett Technical College. We will meet on the Lawrenceville campus from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in building 700, room 2.206. We are sponsored by the ISA Metro Atlanta chapter of ISA. ISA GTC Student Chapter is the student community of choice for GTC cyber security students dedicated to advancing individual growth and deepening their knowledge and awareness of issues related to managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. For more information contact Garfield Anderson.
TH / MAR 17 - GTC Students' Toastmasters International 
Please join the GTC Students' Toastmasters International Club as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day and monthly Speak-a-Thon. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in building 200, room 104. All students and alumni are welcome to attend -- and be sure to wear GREEN. For more information please contact Dr. Waddell
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
TH / MAR 24 - Multicultural Club 
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
Future Dates
March 24 - ScienceWorks!
April 25-30 - Final Exams 
10 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Health 
Taking care of your emotional health is just as important as taking care of your physical body. When your emotional health is out of balance, you may experience physical symptoms such as high blood pressure, chest pain, or ulcers. When you feel great about yourself and your emotional health is balanced, it is much easier to deal with life's ups and downs. The Chorpa Center provides us with 10 ways to improve upon our emotional health.
  1. Spend Time In Nature
  2. Keep a Gratitude Journal 
  3. Meditate
  4. Surround Yourself with Positive People 
  5. Cultivate a New Hobby 

If there is a topic you would like to know about or a tip that you would like to share with us, please email Morgan Taylor-Burns with your suggestions.
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.
Teen Summit: Teens Against Dating Violence 
Saturday, March 5th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. the 7th Annual Teen Summit, produced by the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, will help young people find and use their voices - learning what the mixed signals of the dating game really mean, setting boundaries, and developing the foundations on which healthy relationships are built. PADV's 2016 Teen Summit will be an interactive experience including prizes, giveaways and sensational performances. Admission is free but space is limited. Click here for more information and to register now!
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!
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.
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!
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
Lamda Nu Sponsors Pregnancy Resource Center of Gwinnett
The Lamda Nu Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Honor Society is proudly sponsoring Pregnancy Resource Center of Gwinnett. Please donate baby clothes up to 24 months, high chairs, strollers, teething rings, diapers, baby washcloths, maternity clothes, formula, changing pads, bibs, and pacifiers. For the complete list of items to donate, please contact Kimberly Strong. Donations can be dropped off by March 17th on the Lawrenceville Campus in the Student Lounge of building 200. Our members are participating/volunteering in the Gwinnett Life Run, you can help too! For more information on how to sign up, 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 right to view the video.  
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! 


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Jamie Randolph, Specialist / x.6415

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