Campus Life Newsletter Fall 2012
Newsletter from the Division of Campus Life at Wagner College
STUDENT DEVELOPMENTS Volume 9 Issue 2 Fall 2012 A Message from the Deans Inside this Issue... Co-Curricular Programs 2 Intramurals Schedule 3 Center for Academic and Career Engagement 4, 5 Residential Education 6 Center for Health and Wellness 7 Connect to Campus Life Online 8 Dear Wagner Community, We hope that all of you and your loved ones are safe. We know that Hurricane Sandy has caused much destruction along the eastern seaboard affecting so many families (many of whom are our own Wagner families) and we hope that any damages to your physical property can be addressed as we move forward during the next few weeks and months. As a Wagner community, we are fully committed to assisting those in need right now. The Student Government Association is serving as a clearinghouse for all volunteer efforts and donations from the Wagner community. Please visit the wagnercares.org website to find out how you can get involved. If you or someone that you know has been personally affected and needs assistance, please contact any of us in the Deanâ€™s Office by email (see below) or phone 718-390-3423 and we will be glad to sit with you to talk and/or figure out next steps. We urge you to keep your personal health and well-being and that of your friends at the forefront. Reverend James Smith, our Chaplain (x3281), any of the folks in our chaplaincy (Sister Elaine Schenk, Rabbi Unger), and our counselors (x3158) are available to assist you through this difficult time in addition to the campus life staff and your advisors. Please utilize these and other resources you have on campus to stay healthy and engaged. Sincerely, Ruta Shah-Gordon Sara Klein Assistant Vice President Dean of Campus Life Campus Life & Internationalization and Engagement (email@example.com) (firstname.lastname@example.org) Curtis Wright Dean of Campus Life and Leadership (email@example.com) Co-Curricular Programs Orientation/Transition Programs Orientation Coordinator Applications Available: November 9 Orientation Coordination Applications Due: November 19 Graduate Student Life Graduate Mixer/Graduate Student Association Information Session: November 8, 7-9 PM, Faculty Dining Room WagCAB Grocery Bingo: November 4, during Brunch in the Main Dining Hall Skyline Comedy Series Presents Comedian Thomas Dale: November 8, 10 pm, Union Atrium Wicked (Broadway Show Trip on November 14): Tickets On Sale November 8 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Trip: November 28 Civic & Special Programs Up til Dawn: November 13, Main Dining Hall World AIDS Day: November 30 Relaxation Fair: December 4 Commuter Life Commuter Lunches: November 8 & 27, Commuter Lounge Greek Life Greek Recognition Dinner: November 29 Intramurals Schedule Regular Season Games on Saturday, 03 November 2012 Sport League Soccer Soccer Soccer Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Home Away Time Facility Surface Ball Busters Team TKE 5:00 PM Fields Turf Field Theta Chi Thunder Cats 6:00 PM Fields Turf Field WagLax Alpha Sigs 7:00 PM Fields Turf Field Regular Season Games on Sunday, 04 November 2012 Sport League Soccer Soccer Soccer Soccer Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Home Away Time Facility Surface Ball Busters Thunder Cats 2:00 PM Fields Practice Field EFC WagLax 3:00 PM Fields Practice Field DNu United Thunder Cats 4:00 PM Fields Practice Field Ball Busters DNu United 5:00 PM Fields Practice Field Regular Season Games on Thursday, 08 November 2012 Sport League Soccer Soccer Soccer Soccer Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Home Away Time Facility Surface Theta Chi WagLax 6:00 PM Fields Practice Field DNu United Team TKE 7:00 PM Fields Practice Field Alpha Sigs EFC 8:00 PM Fields Practice Field Thunder Cats Alpha Sigs 9:00 PM Fields Practice Field Regular Season Games on Saturday, 10 November 2012 Sport League Soccer Soccer Soccer Soccer Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Home Away Time Facility Surface DNu United Alpha Sigs 4:00 PM Fields Practice Field EFC Theta Chi 5:00 PM Fields Practice Field Thunder Cats WagLax 6:00 PM Fields Practice Field Ball Busters Theta Chi 7:00 PM Fields Practice Field Regular Season Games on Sunday, 11 November 2012 Sport League Soccer Soccer Soccer Soccer Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Home Away Time Facility Surface EFC Team TKE 2:00 PM Fields Practice Field DNu United Theta Chi 3:00 PM Fields Practice Field Alpha Sigs Team TKE 4:00 PM Fields Practice Field Ball Busters EFC 5:00 PM Fields Practice Field Regular Season Games on Thursday, 15 November 2012 Sport League Soccer Soccer Soccer Soccer Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Co‐ed Home Away Time Facility Surface Alpha Sigs Theta Chi 6:00 PM Fields Practice Field Team TKE Thunder Cats 7:00 PM Fields Practice Field Ball Busters WagLax 8:00 PM Fields Practice Field Thunder Cats EFC 9:00 PM Fields Practice Field Regular Season Games on Saturday, 17 November 2012 Sport League Soccer Soccer Co‐ed Co‐ed Home Away Time Facility Surface Team TKE WagLax 4:00 PM Fields Practice Field DNu United WagLax 5:00 PM Fields Practice Field Center for Academic & Career Engagement The newly created Center for Academic and Career Engagement (CACE) supports students from their transition to Wagner and throughout the college experience as they select a major, consider study abroad options, gain internship experience, and develop leadership skills, and assists in the application of these skills to a process of lifelong career development. Students find their own answers to the question, “What’s your Wagner plan?” as they follow a 4-step process of self-inquiry, major and career exploration, reflection and decision making, and strategic action – either a job search or graduate school pursuit. The proactive and integrated services offered to all students include academic advising and support, tutoring, services for students with disabilities, major exploration, personal and career assessments, career counseling, resume and cover letter preparation, interview preparation, evaluation of employment objectives, and assistance in planning internship and job search strategies. Students who utilize the Center can connect to career and graduate school resources including job and internship listings, employer literature, a mentorship program with Wagner alums, and networking and skill-building workshops offered on a regular basis to support students as they explore various career paths. The Center adds value to the students' educational experiences by assuring that the resources of the College are available to our diverse population of students as they prepare for the world of work. ETIQUETTE DINNER (a FREE fancy dinner for students!) Wednesday, November 28 Faculty Dining Room 6 PM Seating is limited for this event. Please visit CACE (Union 3rd floor) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space. Center for Academic & Career Engagement We would like to formally welcome Dr. Geoffrey Hempill, our new Senior Associate Dean/Director for the Center for Academic and Career Engagement, to the Campus Life team. He is an expert in the areas of career development, graduate school preparation, and merit award advisement. We are excited to work with Dr. Hempill as he lays the foundation for our newly created Center for Academic and Career Engagement. If any student would like to make an appointment with Dr. Hempill, please call CACE at 718-390-3181 or walk in to the office suite (next to the Hawkâ€™s Nest). Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hempill! Residential Education THANKSGIVING BREAK SIGN-UP All residential students planning to stay on campus over Thanksgiving Break must sign up (online sign-up will be emailed to you) between November 12 and November 16 to ensure continued card access to the WINTER BREAK SIGN-UP Residential students who wish to live on campus during the Winter Break must sign up (online) for either Late Stay or Winter Break Housing between November 12 and December 5. An additional cost is associated with remaining in residence during the break. Any student who has not signed up by December 5 must leave campus no later than December 12, at which point the residence halls close for the break. MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST Tuesday, December 4 Main Dining Hall 10 PM ADDITIONAL DATES TO NOTE... November 19 December 3 December 12 January 22 January 28 Room Changes End Peer Educator and Resident Assistant Applications Available Residence Halls Close at Noon 2013 Housing Application Materials Available Peer Education and Resident Assistant Info Sessions Begin Center for Health and Wellness The Students Empowering Change (SECs) Peer Education group presentsâ€Ś ALCOHOL, OTHER DRUGS, AND RELATIONSHIPS November 9, 2012 Coffee House THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE-OUT November 21, 2012 NOVEMBER HEALTH FAIRS Sponsored by the Senior Nursing Students DEPRESSION AND ALCOHOL November 1, during lunch WELLNESS AND ALCOHOL November 9, during lunch HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS Closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 Closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1 Nurse and office staff will be in the office during the winter break, with the exception of the dates listed above. Nurse Practitioner and Counseling staff will return to the office when classes resume. 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