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December has arrived... and so has the newest issue of SH101!

Check out these articles and interactive activities:

  • Capture your calm: 8 small steps to stress less
  • Find your drive to exercise: Take the quiz
  • Calling all night owls: Making your sleep habits work for you 
  • The Job Prob: Making the most of your major 
  • along with many more!

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Have a good read!


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Leadership Weekend applications are now being accepted. All First-Year Students are welcome to apply! 

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 Students interested in Health courses for Winter Session have two selections from which to choose. Both are two week online courses.

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Participate in Service Saturday this December 6th and feel the holiday cheer!


We’re excited for another great month of volunteering in the local community, so join the team and help out.

Students can choose to volunteer at one of these awesome sites:

·         Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair

·         Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s “Santa’s Arrival” Event

·         Salvation Army

·         Friends of the Tompkins County Library 

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Are you a current Spanish major or minor? Are you interested in the possibility of completing a major or minor in Spanish? Would you like some information on our classes, programs, extra-curricular activities and related events? Do you just want to de-stress before finals by listening to some merengue and salsa? Then come to the Spanish Meet & Greet! This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow students and mingle with faculty. Light refreshments will be served!

When: Thursday, December 4th from 12 to 1pm

Where: Job 209 (LCEC)

Questions:  Contact Maria DiFrancesco at



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It's almost December! You know what that means... A new issue of Student Health 101 will be available to read soon. 

As for now, check out this month's current issue:

  • Fast-check the FLU: Immunize yourself against the myths 
  • Does your spending need a reality check: How to budget better 
  • Team UP: Why working out in groups works 
  • along with many more!

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Have a great read.


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Need to fulfill your ICC Diversity or Gen Ed requirements? Enroll in Winter 2015 Online course CSCR 26100 Watching Race in American Media.

Spend your break watching films and learning about the history of race and representation while getting your requirements out of the way.

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Each year, two students with majors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications or politics are selected as recipients of the Reginald Simmons '75 Memorial Award. The award allows students to participate in Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA), America's premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and its culture.

Come meet last year's recipients, and learn about their experience.
Tuesday, December 4, 2014
12:10 p.m.
Park 223

Interested students are encouraged (but not required) to attend.

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 Service Saturday is your chance to get off campus and volunteer this December 6th!


Come ring in the new season by volunteering in your local community and helping out with some FUN events and IMPORTANT causes.

Students can choose to volunteer with one of these great sites:

·         Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair

·         Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s “Santa’s Arrival” Event

·         Salvation Army

·         Friends of the Tompkins County Library 

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"Your relationship with your birth control might be among the most important of your life." 

Read this article in SH101 to discover:

  • 4 prep steps for birth control decisions 
  • Just the right method for you that fits your needs 
  • Other resources regarding reproductive health 

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Don’t miss out on attending Alternative Spring Break (ASB) this March. There are five great destinations for you to decide where you'd like to serve. Trips are filling up, so don't wait to apply!

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 Join the Service Saturday team this December 6th!


Kick off your holiday season by volunteering in your local community and helping out with some BIG events and GREAT causes.

Students can choose to volunteer at one of these awesome sites:

·         Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair

·         Downtown Ithaca Alliance’s “Santa’s Arrival” Event

·         Salvation Army

·         Friends of the Tompkins County Library 

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"Of all the skills a student can bring to an employer, leadership is the most valuable."

In this month's issue of SH101

  • What you need to know: Leadership & your career
  • Stories of two students who developed their leadership skills in different ways 
  • Are you a leader? 
  • Personal qualities ranked highest for leadership 

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The Friends 110 computer lab is not open 24/7 during the break. Printing is available from the WebPrint Release Station during the hours an ITS consultant is not on duty. Further details regarding our computer lab hours can be found at

Friends 110, Williams 210, and the fixIT shop will resume regular hours on Monday, December 1.

Learn more about the print management program and how to use a WebPrint Release Station here.

Our partners at Zimride by Enterprise are giving away an iPad Mini, FitBit Zip and Amazon gift cards!  Post a ride in November and be automatically entered to win. 

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Be part of a growing movement of students making a real difference. 

ASB is a week-long, service immersion program held in March that gives students the chance to gain personal and professional growth through direct volunteer experience and place-based learning. Participants are be selected to join one of the five trip locations on the east coast during spring break.

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Register for the BOLD Conference!

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Apply to be a participant in one of this year’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips in March 2015.  ASB is a program sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs that provides service opportunities for students who successfully apply for participation at one of the five sites across the eastern United States. ASB is the best opportunity to make a difference and challenge yourself to become a better team player.

Learn more about these five awesome destinations HERE!

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"Depression is like a smoke that surrounds you. it makes every one of your passions & brightest qualities hazy."

In this article in SH101, learn...

  • About a student's struggle with depression 
  • What depression is and its causes
  • The symptoms
  • Treatment options and more

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The staff of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach and Services knows that being back at home can be wonderful, but sometimes stressful. And some students may believe this particular break is a good time to come out to family and friends. Coming out is a highly individual, personal process. Only you can know when and whether it's the right time for you. The basic resources section of the LGBT Center website includes specific resources for you, your family, and friends, about coming out - whether you decide to do so this week, or at any other time of the year that's right for you. The Thanksgiving break resources page includes additional helpful information including how to find the nearest LGBT community center to your home community, national hotline information, and more. Resources are also always available from the LGBT Center, throughout the academic year. Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving break!

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