Crib Notes is Back !!!
It is happening right in your crib again this semester! Faculty and staff are coming to your residence hall to talk about and share their passions (and I don’t mean school work). Have you seen the Wolf Pack, heard the music jam, heard the compelling climate warming data, eaten a wasabi pea, smelled the brownies, or talked about your parents’ musical influence on you?
The sessions are getting better and better and the crowds are increasing. High marks on the evaluations helped us make it happen again. And you can check out what’s going on in the other halls! The lead Hall Director with the most attendees will get a big fat prize at the end of the semester. These lively new programs, sponsored by the First Year Experience and Res Life, will now have food and raffle prizes. There are food coupons from Ciao, Big Boy, PF Chang’s, and others, t-shirts, movie passes, Lord of the Dance tickets and goody bags will be won. Crib Notes has generated fun and engagement with UT faculty, staff, and friends who host one-hour, informal, interactive and entertaining chats in the halls. They are visiting students where they live and delightfully share their passions, interests and hobbies. Sparked by everything from visiting with rescued dogs to keeping New Year’s resolutions, there will be more great discussions. Crib Notes takes place about once or twice a week and moves through the various residence halls. Students, (commuters and residents) are welcome, whether in their own hall or visiting their neighboring halls. Here is what is yet to come…
Come to our first one…..
January 10th, Thursday at 7:00pm UT Rec Center: “Lighten Up: Getting Results with your New Year’s Resolutions – Healthy Eating and Fitness!” with Darci Ault. Most people set New Year’s Resolutions then quickly run out of steam to carry them through. 2013 is your year for success! We’ll discuss how to eat healthy while keeping it real and practical as a college student. Learn the most effective fitness and nutrition programs to be the healthiest you that you can be and simple steps that make a huge difference in results. Set your Spring Break goals now … and let’s get there together! Lots of learning, laughs, and fun!
And here are the rest…..
January 15th, Tuesday at 6:30pm, Ottawa East MPR: “Healthy Brains – The Science of Alcohol Consumption”, with Youssef Sari. We’ll talk about the science behind alcohol consumption, what happens to your body when you drink, and how to make healthy, responsible choices when choose to imbibe.
January 17th, Thursday at 7:00pm, I-House MPR: “Dressing for Success for an Interview” with Terri Burnett, UT Career Services. In this casual world we live in many of us don’t understand the proper way to dress for an interview, interview etiquette, and tips and tricks to improve your chances of landing that job. Whether you are interviewing for the job of your career or part-time work while in school, how you dress and present yourself can make, or break, your chances for landing that job.
January 22nd, Tuesday at 7:00pm – Parks MPR: “Global Climate Change: What Is It? How Will It Affect Us? Can We Reduce the Impact By Our Actions?” Hosted by Dr. Andy Jorgensen, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences. Climate change is a very intense topic in our country these days. It finds its way into political, business and social conversations, often with intense disagreement among participants. This presentation will give background information about the phenomenon and methods which have been used to characterize these changes using government and authoritative sources to document the facts. The human dimension of the problem will be emphasized. Participants will be invited to share their views.
January 24th, Thursday at 7:00pm, Carter Huddle: “In Search of Lost Times” How Music and Literature Can Define Your Life with Jim Zubricky. The impact of both music and literature in people’s lives is huge; sometimes, what we read and what we listen to can define certain moments in our lives. During this interactive, action-packed session, we will listen to different genres of music and literature and showing how they’ve defined my life, but I’m hoping that you will also use this as a jumping point to embrace the worlds of music and literature in your own life!
January 28th, Monday at 7:00pm, Crossings MPR: “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Oprah”, with Michele Martinez. In 1995, Oprah became the first woman and the only African American on Forbes list of 400 richest Americans. How did she achieve such fame and notoriety? What has she learned along the way that you can learn from? Come find out everything you ever wanted to know about Oprah and how you can use what you know to advance your own success!
February 12, Thursday at 6:00pm, Parks Tower MPR: “It’s Time to Get Your Search On!” with Tom Atwood. Thousands of search engines exist; we all have our favorites, and most of us only use one. Bring your laptop, iPad, or mobile device for this session and discover new places to search and new ways to surf.
February 26th, Tuesday at 6:00pm, I-House MPR: “Bullying at the College Level” with Lisa Kovach. Causes and consequences of bullying will be discussed as well as prevention and intervention. Most importantly, we will share information on UT’s Anti-Bullying Task Force.
February 21, Thursday at 7:00pm – CARTER HUDDLE: “A Visit With The Woolf Pack”, with Deanna Woolf. Stop by for an opportunity to talk about animal rescues and have fun petting and interacting with friendly dogs. Penny the terrier and Yukon the Aussie/golden mix will be on hand to show you how great rescue dogs are and to share about being a doggie blood donor.
February 28th, Thursday at 7:00pm, McComas Village: “Study Abroad” with Michelle Ploeger.
March 13th, Wednesday at 6:00pm, Ottawa East MPR: “The Pleasures of Running” with Amelia Acuna. We’ll be talking about the pleasures of running, the health benefits, and how it not only helps you physically but mentally. We’ll be going over a couple scenarios and share a listing of nearby trails where you can experience the joy of running. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to dedicated runners.
March 18th, Monday at 7:00pm, Crossings MPR: “Under the Influence of…Your Parents…and Their Music” with John Adams. From 78’s to 33 1/3 LP’s to 45s to 8 track tapes to cassette tapes to CD’s and digital downloads, the musical journey has been experienced in a variety of formats over the years and under the influence of others.
March 25th, Monday at 7:30pm, McComas Village E-1 Phi Kappa Psi House: “Diversity Awareness” with Emily Hardcastle.
March 27th, Wednesday at 7:00pm – Carter Huddle: “4 Kids, 3 Vans and 23,000 Miles of Fun” with Martin Ohlinger. Since 2003, the Ohlinger family has enjoyed seeing America the old-fashioned way. Until recently, I was afraid that our youngest daughter might think the outside world only existed through the back window of a van. “Kids – sit up and enjoy the scenery.”
April 1st, Monday at 7:00pm – OE Arts LLC Lounge: “American Music Jam”. Tom Barden will lead a jam based on American instrumental and/or vocal music. He’ll have his antique Gibson Dove guitar on hand as well as his new Northfield mandolin. Beginners to flash-masters are welcome. Everyone will get to lead a tune and everyone will have a good time….guaranteed! Hugely popular last semester…don’t miss out on the fun!
April 8th, Monday at 6:00pm – Crossings MPR: “Holistic Lifestyle Management: Advice from a Baby Boomer” with Monica Holiday-Goodman. A well- managed lifestyle encompasses emotional, physical and financial fitness. Getting a handle on key principles and disciplines can impact your relationships, career progression, and overall life satisfaction. Come and discuss these principles with someone that has learned them the hard way.
April 10th, Wednesday at 6:00pm – Parks Tower MPR: “The Benefits of Quieting One’s Mind Through Meditation and Yoga” with Yoga Mike. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety. If you’re looking for better stress management —yoga may be helpful and so enjoyable!
Better be there…. you don’t want to miss the fun, food and prizes.