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WEEKEND PROGRAMS

LATE NIGHT FUN EVENTS EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT IN UNIVERSITY HOUSING

MENTAL HEALTH & ACADEMIC RESOURCES

ACADEMIC LIFE, PERSONAL LIFE, WORK LIFE—THESE PARTS OF YOUR LIFE CAN START TO BECOME BUSIER

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

THERE IS MUCH MORE THAT GOES INTO A GOOD COMMUNITY THAN SIMPLY LIVING TOGETHER

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TABLE OF CONTENTS WEEKEND PROGRAMS

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

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ACADEMIC RESOURCES

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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS

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CHATS FOR UNDERSTANDING WINTER QUARTER LINE-UP

Chats for Understanding

is a University Housing series that aims to facilitate thoughtful dialogue around current events and topics relevant to the college experience as it pertains to cultural inclusion and diversity. To see University Housing’s statement on Cultural Inclusion, please visit our website at http://www.housing. calpoly.edu/content/ res-life/diversityprograms

JANUARY

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION FEBRUARY

WHAT IS LOVE? HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND LOVE LANGUAGES MARCH

SAD, MAD, AND FLUSTERED— WORKING WITH EMOTIONS

**Chats for Understanding creates a place for dialogue and discussion and will not be a place for persuasion or judgment. Look out for more information, dates and times for these discussions in your community! Come out and join in on the conversation, you never know, you might walk away with a different mindset! 3


WEEKEND PROGRAMS 

SPONSORED BY UNIVERSITY HOUSING

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS? THERE ARE LATE NIGHT FUN EVENTS EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT IN UNIVERSITY HOUSING. AMAZING RACE

ROYAL FLUSH INTO 2017

GLOW NIGHT

Race around campus in teams of 2 for a chance to win amazing prizes, plus an afterparty at an undisclosed location that you won’t want to miss! Sign ups will start at 8:45pm at North Mountain Lawn and the actual event will start at 9:15pm.

Cerro Vista invites you to join us with SAFER and TLC at the Community Center for a fun-filled night of card games, live music, appetizers, and drinks for a chance to win fabulous prizes, and much more! Attire is “Roaring 20’s.”

Join Sequoia for a Glow in the Dark Game Night; Glow Sticks, Music, Twister, life-sized board games, and so much more

 ALISO CONFERENCE ROOM

 COMMUNITY CENTER

SAT, FEBRUARY 4 • 9:00 P.M.

WHO KILLED THE RA? MURDER MYSTERY

ART AFTER DARK

FRI, JANUARY 13 • 8:45 PM

SAT, JANUARY 14 • 9:00 P.M. Who killed the RA? Come play a murder mystery game in the Aliso Conference Room. Its a real live game of clue with mocktails, and snacks!  ALISO CONFERENCE ROOM

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

FRI, JANUARY 20 • 8:30PM Come play in one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world with games of Dog, Spikeball, Cornhole Championships, and more!  PCV VOLLEYBALL COURTS

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SAT, JANUARY 21 • 9:00 P.M.

FRI, JANUARY 27 • 9:00 P.M. Join us for a concert, live art demos from local artists, a “paint and pour” with hot cocoa, giveaways, and more!  NORTH MOUNTAIN LAWN

PAJAMA JAM

SAT, JANUARY 28 • 9:00 P.M. Want to hang out but not change out of sweatpants? Come enjoy music, crafts, and an epic pajama contest in Yosemite!  YOSEMITE COMMUNITY CENTER

FRI, FEBRUARY 3 • 9:00 P.M.

 SEQUOIA HALL

OPEN M(U)I(R)C NIGHT!

Join your friends for an evening of open mic performances, including karoake, spoken word, and anything else you may want to show off! Some luck participants will win prizes!  MUIR HALL

LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

FRI, FEBRUARY 10 • 9:00 P.M. Want to watch a free movie downtown with all your friends? Come join IHC event team and watch the Lego Batman movie for FREE! E-mail’s will be sent out in order to reserve a ticket to this fun event so make sure to reserve yours!  DOWNTOWN THEATRE


POWER OUTAGE

SLNCHELLA

What do you do when the power is out and technology is not working? You play with socks! Come out and play games in the dark! Spend your saturday unplugged!

SLNM is bringing a music festival to you! Whether you’re a poet, DJ, singer, rapper, come perform your set on NO MO lawn!

SAT, FEBRUARY 11 • 9:00 P.M.

 TRINITY HALL

RA AUCTION/FOOD DRIVE FRI, FEBRUARY 17 • 9:00 P.M.

True love doesn’t need to wait until June. The RA Date auction is an interactive program where residents can bid on participating RAs with non-perishable/hygienic goods in trade of a “date.” All goods collected will be donated the Cal Poly food pantry.

SAT, FEBRUARY 25 • 8:30 P.M.

 NORTH MOUNTAIN LAWN

CASINO NIGHT!

FRI, MARCH 3 • 9:00 P.M. Come in your “James Bond” attire and enjoy a night of fun casino games with delicious mocktails!  SIERRA MADRE COMMUNITY CENTER

RAVELATIONSHIPS

Learn the moves and dance the night away! Hoping to have the help of Cal Poly’s Line Dancing Club  FREMONT HALL

 ALISO CONFERENCE ROOM

ESCAPE ROOMS PT. 2

DANCE A THON

LINE DANCE

SAT, FEBRUARY 18 • 9:00 P.M.

FRI, FEBRUARY 24 • 9:00 P.M. Get another chance to test your skills at the Escape Rooms. Participants must work together as they search for clues, complete mental and physical puzzles, and ultimately escape the room before time runs out. Will you find the key to escaping? Create a team and have some fun as you get locked in one of three uniquely themed Escape Rooms.  CERRO VISTA COMMUNITY CENTER

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SAT, MARCH 4 • 9:00 P.M. Are you single? In a relationship? Or is it complicated? Well we’ve got glow sticks for everyone! Come dance the night away at PCV’s Ravelationships on Saturday March 4th in the Aliso conference room! Have a great time no matter your relationship status!

 TENAYA HALL

CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE CALENDAR AT IHC.CALPOLY.EDU! FOR TEXT UPDATES, TEXT @IHCEVENTS TO 81010!

FRI, MARCH 10 • 7:00 P.M. – 7:00 A.M. Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students — all raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All contributions from Cal Poly’s event will go directly to the care of patients at CCMC, a regional referral center for the medical needs of infants, toddlers, children and teens in the tri-county area (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties), the greater Los Angeles area, and the inland region of California.  TBA

GLOW RUN

SAT, MARCH 11 • 8:45 P.M. Let it GLOW at IHC’s 5k glow run! Come run, walk, and dance your way to the finish line while making the night bright! Keep glowing and join us afterwards for a dance party, free food. Check-in starts at 8:45. Event starts at 9.  THE REC

MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST

FRI, MARCH 17 • 9:30 P.M. Call it midnight breakfast, breakfast for dinner, or whatever you’d like! As long as you join IHC for food to fuel you before finals! Partnering with Tenaya Hall  19 METRO

GATSBY PARTY

SAT, MARCH 18 • 9:00 P.M. Put on your flapper dressed and dapper suits and come party like its the (almost) Roaring 20s! With Madonna Cake & Mocktails!  ALISO CONFERENCE ROOM

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES RESIDENTIAL LIFE WELLNESS COUNSELOR CASSIE UEBERRHEIN San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Building 31, room 207 Office: 805-756-6124 cueberrh@calpoly.edu

Winter is coming, or realistically speaking, is already here! Welcome back from break and we hope you enjoyed it either you went home to see family, stayed in the area and worked or took a vacation. Academic life, Personal life, Work life—These parts of your life can start to become busier as the quarter processes, and we would like to provide you with some resources that will help you with your over all well being as a student and person throughout the quarter.

HEALTH SERVICES

COUNSELING CENTER

HEALTH EDUCATION

Feeling under the weather? Stop by health services or make an appointment online!

Counseling services is a confidential support service here at Cal Poly. Staffed with licensed mental health professionals, They are here to help students with a range of different things such as anxiety, poor academic performance, suicidal thoughts, or anything else a student might be going through.

Peers Understanding Listening Supporting Educating (PULSE)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am-4:30pm

¿¿ Alcohol and Drug Education

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am-4:30pm Wednesday 9-4:30pm 805-756-1211 Building 27 Did you know that there is a nurse care after hours line? Feeling under the weather after 4:30pm and want to chat with a nurse in a private setting. Call 805-756-1211

Wednesday 9-4:30pm 805-756-2511 Building 27, Room 135 There is also a 24 hour crisis hotline that can be utilized by students.

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CLICK THESE LINKS FOR MORE INFO!

Peer health educators are students who work to help educate the Cal Poly community on four specific areas, these include: ¿¿ Sexual wellbeing ¿¿ Mental Wellbeing ¿¿ Nutrition

They provide one on one consultation as well as well group presentations to the community.


ACADEMIC RESOURCES MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER

EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT

We are pleased to announce our new equipment reservation software, Connect2. You can now make reservations of equipment from the Media Resource Center online at https://techrentals.calpoly.edu. HOW TO: DATA PROJECTOR WITH A MAC

Make a reservation using our new online system: https://techrentals.calpoly.edu. Pick up the reserved equipment at the appropriate Media Resource Center. Return the equipment on your specific return date and time.

DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDERS

Faculty, Staff, and Students are all eligible to checkout equipment for up to 5 days at a time. For more information on specific checkout policies, please click here.

DOCUMENT CAMERAS

Our most popular items

HOW TO: DATA PROJECTOR WITH A PC

GET HELP

Don’t know how to use the equipment? That’s okay, we’re here to help. We offer “How To” consultations on all of our equipment, just ask! CALL OR VISIT THE MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Building 2, Room 9 and Building 10, Room 125 Phone: 805-756-6765 Email: its-techsupport-staff@ calpoly.edu

¿¿ Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Cameras

HOW TO: DIGITAL CAMCORDER WITH A MAC

¿¿ GoPro’s

HOW TO: DIGITAL CAMCORDER WITH A PC

¿¿ MacBook Pros

P.A. SYSTEMS

¿¿ Projectors

CONFERENCE PHONES

¿¿ Mac Adapters

¿¿ Dell Laptops ¿¿ MacBook Airs

¿¿ High Definition Camcorders

If you’re looking for more detailed information on the available equipment, click here.

LIBRARY STUDY SPACES http://lib.calpoly.edu/studyspaces-and-tech/study-spaces/ INFORMATION ON ADVISING http://www.advising.calpoly.edu/ CHECK OUT EQUIPMENT SUCH AS LAPTOPS ETC: http://classtech.calpoly.edu/ equipment-checkout 7


What do I want my life to look like?

Cool!

More Discussion Groups*

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» » » »

Career Readiness Group Major & Career Exploration Group Cal Poly CONNECT Groups Pizza & Personality Series

More Alumni Connections* » Alumni Career Connections: SLO worksite visits » Meet-ups with Alumni: If I Knew Then What I Know Now


I heard Career Services and University Housing are teaming up to help us answer this question. Wherever you are in the process, there is more happening in your residential community than ever before! Find out how to get started in the Careers “On-Campus” resource page in MustangJOBS! *All workshops and events listed are part of the Career and Professional Development Certificate program. careerservices.calpoly.edu/explore-services/ professional-certificate

More Internship Support* » Creating an Effective Resume, Cover Letter & LinkedIn Profile » Preparing for the Career Fair » Freshman Internship Series

CAREER SERVICES & UNIVERSITY HOUSING

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MUNITY

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MUIRINITY

FRIENDSGIVING With

the stress of finals looming and the end of the quarter rapidly approaching, what could be better for residents than a fun way to relieve stress and give back to those in need? For residents of Muir Hall and Trinity Hall, “Muirinity Friendsgiving” was a festive way to celebrate the holidays and raise money for Shelterbox, a charity that provides food and other supplies to those 12

affected by disasters. For one dollar, residents could “pie” any member of their community council, or for two dollars, they could pie any of the twelve Resident Advisors from Muir and Trinity. At the end of the event, the two community councils held an auction to determine who would pie the Josh and Ashley, the Coordinators of Student Development from Muir and Trinity. Residents also enjoyed

free pumpkin and apple pie, along with an opportunity to meet new friends from other residence halls. By the end of the night,

Muir and Trinity raised one hundred dollars for Shelterbox, a charity which provides emergency supply kits


to people affected by natural disasters and other humanitarian crises. According to Shelterbox’s website, they have provided aid to individuals in over 95 locations around the world, and they continue to deliver boxes with tents, water purification equipment, utensils, and other crucial supplies to help those during times of need. Muir and Trinity decided to contribute to Shelterbox in the spirit of giving back to

others during the Thanksgiving holiday. According to Kelly Carroll, a resident from Trinity Hall, the event was a “fun way to bring everyone together” and a “great excuse to pie [her] friends on community council.” With over 80 people attending the event, Muir and Trinity were able to continue the longstanding tradition of holding fun, collaborative events together in order to foster friendship and

community between the two buildings. After being able to bring people together and raise money for such a meaningful organization, the community councils in Muir and Trinity anticipate a year of successful and enjoyable programming for their residents and the community as a whole.

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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR

CERRO VISTA COMMUNITY COUNCIL

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE CERRO VISTA EVENTS THIS QUARTER!

SYLLABI & PIZZA PIE

Residents came together to learn how to get organized for the quarter and enjoyed some pizza.

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CHOPPED! Residents of Cerro Vista competed to create a delicious dish and be voted best in the kitchen!

CAPTURE THE FLAG

Cerro Vista Community Council, RA and residents came together to represent their community in a Capture the Flag Tournament.

JOIN THE CERRO VISTA RA AND COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR MUCH MORE NEXT QUARTER!

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A MESSAGE FROM YOUR SIERRA MADRE COMMUNITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT

HELLO

SIERRA MADRE! I hope that you had a restful winter break and are ready to take on the new quarter. Community Council has been hard at work planning some awesome events for Sierra Madre and I hope to see all of you there! I usually wear a green polo with a gold IHC logo, so please do not hesitate to ask me about programs, or even give input for future events in Sierra Madre. As everyone has finally settled into the Sierra Madre Community, here are some things to look forward to:

MORE BATTLES WITH YOSEMITE

Back with popular demand, we will fight Yosemite for the title of Tower Champions in a variety of events from Dodgeball, volleyball, and smash bros.

WEEKLY HUMPDAY HOTCAKES

Now hosted by Community Council every Wednesday in the cc from 9pm-10pm.

WELCOME BACK DANCE

Student DJ’s from Sierra Madre and beyond to kick off our the new quarter.

POKER NIGHT

Kick back and relax with your friends for a casual game of poker.

GUAC AND TALK

Discussions and seminars on a variety of topics. Additionally, there will be more open mic nights, more therapy dogs, and lots more fun coming your way so keep an eye out for announcements! If you would like to be involved with Sierra Madre Community Council, shoot me an email at sierramadre.rep@gmail.com or join us at our weekly meetings on Monday’s at 7:45pm in the Community Center! Thank you everyone and I hope you all have a great winter quarter! KEVIN MASUKAWA Sierra Madre Community Council President 16


FEATURING STUDENT WORK TENAYA HALL

FULL, FLAT OUT FIRSTS: A POEM MAPPING OUT MY FIRST QUARTER BY ANONYMOUS

First time Mustang First Generation First Green and Gold First time moving out First time living in California First time having a roommate First time drinking First time homesick First time failing a test First time C+ grade First all-nighter First time happy First relationship First time loving First time belonging First time having the time of my life First time mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering First time sorority First sisters First job First time “learn by doing” First time Mustang 17


HOW THE MUIRTIANS

WON THE

ACDC COMPETITION

Some of you may have heard about the brawl between the Redbricks this quarter- a fierce competition that involved all six halls in a battle of water and energy conservation for two week. The Annual Conversation and Diversion Challenge (ACDC) comes from the Green Campus team who works with University Housing to educate students about how they can reduce their energy and water consumption by making small changes to their daily behaviors. Students are encouraged to turn off the lights when they leave the room, take shorter showers, wash their clothes on the cold water setting, adjust the temperature setting on their mini-fridges, and get creative to come up with their own ways to save energy and water.

Yes, we know that all the Redbricks put up a good fight, but I am sure you are wondering, what were residents doing that won Muir the competition? Here are some of the creative ways they stayed ahead: ¿¿ Showering with the lights off ¿¿ Turning lights off in the hallways ¿¿ Unplugging room refrigerators

¿¿ Keeping the lights off in the Study Lounge until the evening ¿¿ Opening windows instead of using fans ¿¿ Using phones as flashlights

¿¿ Doing laundry with friends ¿¿ Charge electronics in other locations ¿¿ Filling water bottles and Brita filters in the UU

The prize? Bragging rights, eternal glory, saving the planet, and of course, an Ice Cream truck for all residents! And though the ACDC Competition has since ended, the conservation and diversion practices have continued in the Redbricks! Talk about learn by dowing!

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COMMUNITY

IT’S NOT JUST A RES HALL TERM

Look

in the Resident Handbook or talk to any Resident Advisor and one of those big words that we emphasize is the word “Community.” Terms like “Building inclusive communities”, “Community Standards”, and “Community Programs” are thrown around everywhere, but what does it really mean? The basic definition of a Community is a group of people who live together, but there is much more that goes into a good community than simply living together. Communities and societies should function based on respect, selflessness, and inclusivity.

outside of a Residence Hall. When students move off campus, get jobs, start families, have kids, and stuff we want them to be part of a great community. I know that when I was a student moving off campus I was thinking about these “Project X and Van Wilder” style parties and it took me a while to realize the impact I was having on those around me. This wasn’t just about noise, but it was about a bigger picture. What good was I actually doing in the world around me? Besides as I got older I started to prefer to be with a small group of friends than a huge group of randoms.

So what do the words Community Standards, Community Service, Community Council, and Community Programming have to do with this definition of a community? Simply put, these are all efforts to teach students the true meaning of how a Community should actually function

Too many people are busy trying to be part of their own world, rather than trying to be part of a better world. Whenever I’m feeling down about something, I always take the time to recognize that the world is bigger than me,

so what am I doing for the world?

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Embrace your UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES

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DESIGNED BY UNIVERSITY HOUSING GRAPHIC DESIGNER MORGAN GRACE

Mustang Community Buzz January 2017  

Learn about weekend programs as well as mental health and academic resources at Cal Poly.

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