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The University of Memphis

Volume 6, ISSUE 2

Adult & Commuter Connection October 2008

How much sleep do you need?

Inside this issue:

CSA & ASA Updates

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Halloween Activities

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Campus Voices: School Spirit

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U of M Trivia

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Campus Events

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If there’s one thing most college students don’t get enough of, it’s sleep. All too often, we find ourselves sitting in classes with heavy eyelids and muddled minds, regretting how late we stayed up again last night. This could be a dangerous thing. How much sleep you get every night affects much more than just how tired you are the next day. Sleep is necessary for our health. The recommended amount of sleep per night for adults is eight hours. Receiving less than you need has some serious consequences.

Special Areas of Interest:

During sleep, important processes occur. New memory information is encoded and stored in the brain. Emotional and social brain activities slow down, resulting in better alertness upon waking. The nervous system restores itself.

Sleep deprivation dulls motor skills and alertness. It causes difficulty waking up in the morning and lack of concentration. Also, mood swings, irritability, depression and anxiety all result from lack of sleep. Some studies have found that sleep deprivation can also increase your risk for diabetes, weaken your immune system, and cause weight gain. Studies have shown that people who sleep at least eight hours per night are better problem-solvers and more creative. They also tend to perform better on tests—even better than those who pull all-night cram sessions. Healthy sleep habits are just as important as healthy diet and exercise regimens. Make time for sleep in your daily schedule. You will be amazed at how awake you feel.

• Student Health Fair • Personal Financial Management seminar • Off-Campus Housing Website • Homecoming Week Activities

STUDENT HEALTH FAIR Free health info & screenings!

Wednesday October 8, 2008 10 am - 2 pm

Many exhibits! Freebies & food!

Student Activities Plaza

Door prizes !

LOOK FOR THE BIG TENT BY THE FOUNTAIN!


Adult & Commuter Connection

Commuter Student Association Join the CSA today! It only costs $10 for the entire year! Check out the CSA website: www. memp h is .edu/ commu te rstu den ts, or you can email the organization at commuterstudents@memphis.edu.

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HALLOWEEN FUN HAUNTED WEB OF HORRORS* (www.hauntedweb.com) Oct. 16-18, Oct. 23-Nov. 1 Opens at 7:30 p.m. Featuring “The Darkness” & “The Asylum” *proceeds go to Youth Villages

ASA UPDATE The next ASA meeting will be November 7, at 12 p.m. on the 5th floor of Wilder Tower. Also, check out the ASA’s “Dress for Success” workshop. It will take place October 24 at 12 p.m. Visit the ASA website for more details: www.memphis.edu/adultstudents

TERROR AT 2596 (www.angelfire.com/tn/tristanshaunt) Check website for dates & times Located @ 2596 Altruria Rd. in Bartlett Outdoor haunted walk-through NIGHTSHADE MANOR (www.nightshademanor.com) Oct. 10-11, 17-19, 23-26, 29-31; Nov. 1 Times vary “Haunted” House in Midtown HAUNTED MAIZE (www.cornfieldmaze.com) Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. 12-10 p.m., Sun. 12-8 p.m. Haunted on Fridays & Saturdays CEDAR HILL FARM (www.cedarhfarm.com/halloween) Oct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, & Nov. 1 Haunting Hours: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Haunted Hayride, Trail of Terror, Black Hole, Corn Maize & More FESTIVAL OF FUN & FRIGHT Oct. 24-25 @ Bob Hailey Athletic Complex 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Trail of Terror, Free Carnival Games, Moon Bounces, & More ZOO BOO (www.memphiszoo.org) Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 @ Memphis Zoo 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


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CAMPUS VOICES How do you show your school spirit? Reagan Jackson Senior, Journalism

“I participate on campus with things like HSA and CSA.”

Sarah Yackel Junior, Social Work

Hannah Phelps Freshman, Political Science

“I wear Memphis clothing, I am in involved in stuff here, and my car has Memphis memorabilia and my room has lots of Memphis stuff.”

“Wearing school colors and cheering loud!”

U OF M TRIVIA 1. When was the U of M established? 2. What is the U of M’s motto? 3. Who is the President of the U of M? 4. Who are the two U of M mascots? 5. What was the original name of the U of M? 1. Sept. 10, 1912. 2. Dreamers. Thinkers. Doers. 3. Dr. Shirley Raines 4. TOM II & Pouncer. 5. West Tennessee State Normal School.

ACSS Workshop #2

PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Facilitated by: Mrs. Cynthia Hampton, Clearpoint Financial Solutions

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Brister 220 8:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. Call (901) 678-2644 or visit our Web site (www.memphis.edu/acss) for more information.


W H AT ’ S H A P P E N I N G October 2008

HOMECOMING ACTIVITIES!

10/06: Movie Night. 7 p.m., Panhellenic Ballroom. 10/07: Build A Better You Workshop. 2:30 p.m., Pan. 104. 10/08: Let’s Talk About “It” w/ Kelly & Becca. 7 p.m., Rose Theatre. 10/09: Surivvor’s Panel. 6 p.m., Panhellenic 104.

October 19 (Sunday): Homecoming Kickoff. 6 p.m., Alumni Mall.

10/10: Tiger Football v. Louisville. 7 p.m., Liberty Bowl. October 23 (Thursday): Step Show. 3 p.m., Rose Theatre.

10/13-10/14: Fall Break. 10/16: Discover Your Major Day. 9 a.m., Rose Theatre. 10/17: Last Day to Drop (Full / RODP). 10/18: SAC Cinema: Kung Fu Panda. 2 p.m., Johnson Aud. 10/19-10/25: Homecoming Week. 10/20: Choose Your Vote, Choose Your Sign—Wax Hands. 10 a.m., Student Plaza. 10/21: Butterscotch Live! 8 p.m., Rose Theatre. 10/25: Tiger Football v. Southern Miss. 7 p.m., Liberty Bowl. 10/28-10/30: Independent Film Festival. 7 p.m., Psych. Aud. 10/31: Halloween. Be safe and have fun!

Adult and Commuter Student Services Director: Joy R. Stout 500 Wilder Tower 208 Brister Memphis, TN 38152

October 24 (Friday): Parade & Pep Rally. 5:30 p.m., On Campus. October 24 (Friday): Cadre Party. 9 p.m., Cadre Bldg. October 25 (Saturday): Homecoming Game v. Southern Miss 7 p.m., Liberty Bowl.

MISSION The mission of the Adult and Commuter Student Services office is to provide a supportive environment for non-traditional and commuter students that promotes intellectual, social and academic growth and development through services and programs that foster lifelong learning.

Phone: 901-678-2995 901-678-2644 Fax: 901-678-4894 E-mail: acss@memphis.edu

Visit our website at:

www.memphis.edu/acss/

CONTACT AND GENERAL INFORMATION The Adult and Commuter Student Services office is located on The University of Memphis campus on the 5th floor of Wilder Tower. Our regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. If you need after hours help, please call us to make arrangements.

A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University

We welcome comments, questions, or suggestions. We can be reached by phone at 901-678-2995 during our regular business hours or after hours leave us a message on voice mail. You may also reach us through e-mail at acss@memphis.edu.


Adult and Commuter Connection October 2008