Student Life 101 - April 2010

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Student Life 101 2010

eZine April

Student Life 101 eZine Contents April 2010

2 Table of Contents 3 Calendar 4 Waterloo’s Last Lecture 5 Athletics 6 Sleep for the health of it

8 Single and Sexy Audition

Student Life 10 1 2010

eZine April

9 The Best Team Overall Dancers in Motion 10 Video Contest

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11 Library 13 One Waterloo Highlights from International Celebrations Week 2010 15 Retail Services

April 5 5


alendar 2010

Waterloo’s Last Lecture “It’s Time for Canada” (Page 4) Scopus Lunch and Learn, Pizza Event (Page 11)

ACADEMIC 5 6-8 8 9 - 23 26 26 29 30

Lectures end Pre - Examination Study Days English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) in the PAC On campus exams period Spring term tuition payment deadline: Cheque/money order/ promissory note (fee arrangement) Beginning this date, registered students can view their unofficial term grades in Quest Spring term tuition payment deadline: bank payment or international wire transfer Co-operative Work Term ends

OSAP 7 16 23 23 23

Recommended last submission date for Continuation of Interest Fee Status Forms for this term Recommended last day to pick up loans for this term Official last day of term Last day to submit Continuation of Interest Free Status Form for Winter term. Absolute last day to pick up loans for the Winter term



Heal+ h Services

Sleep is important for good health, safety, and academic performance, yet so many students are willing to sacrifice sleep for other things. Sleep is often last on the priority list where school, cramming for exams, part-time jobs, household chores, and socializing come first! Do you find yourself with heavy eyelids, dozing off in class, having difficulty remembering or retaining information, feeling impatient, or are quick to anger? You may be experiencing sleep deprivation. According to the Canadian Sleep Society, “sleep disruption will take a toll on response time, motor ability, visual acuity, memory, and attention.” We all feel the impact of a poor night’s sleep the very next day. Inadequate and/or disturbed sleep may also be linked to health problems which include obesity, menstrual irregularities, depressed immune function, anxiety, and depression. Sleep provides a restorative function to the body allowing for maintenance and repair. Most people require 7-9 hours of sleep each night.


A healthy body supports a healthy immune system. Eat well, stay active, manage stress and get plenty of rest.

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1. Try to relax before going to bed. Take time to unwind. Read a book, try deep breathing exercises, or take a warm bath. 2. Avoid a lot of stimulating activity just before going to bed. Establish a consistent sleep/wake pattern. Wake up and go to bed around the 3. same time each day. This one can be tricky for students, but it is possible! 4. Include exercise as part of your daily routine. Accumulate 30-60 minutes of moderate physical activity daily. Watch what you’re eating and drinking. Heavy meals, too much caffeine, and al5. cohol can all affect the quality of your sleep. A light snack before bed can improve your sleep as you will be less likely to wake up because of hunger. A glass of milk before bed can help you sleep better. It contains tryptophan, a sleep-inducing amino acid. 6. Keep your room dark, quiet and comfortably cool. 7. Avoid smoking four hours prior to going to bed. Nicotine is a stimulant which may keep you awake. If you find yourself waking up or having difficulty falling asleep, try getting out of 8. bed and do something relaxing for 15-20 minutes before returning to bed.

If sleep disturbances are an ongoing issue for you, talk to a doctor or nurse at UW Health Services. Tel: (519)888-4096



The Best Dance Team Overall --- Dancers in Motion Their first time entering the annual Kalaikal interuniversity Dance Competition, performing in front of three judges and 1500 audience members at the CNE; The University of Waterloo won the award for best Power Team (based on team spirit, sportsmanship, cheers, etc.) and Best Dance Team Overall (the main prize of the event) The Dancers in Motion specialized in Fusion Dancing (mixing hip-hop and modern dancing styles with classical Indian dancing styles). This group of students was formed in early September. Students were chosen to represent the University of Waterloo in this competition because of their facial expressions, footwork, and ability to follow choreography. An “all or nothing� mentality was instilled into the minds of each and every member of the team, with other members spending sleepless nights building props, doing work and hiding in various corners of SLC. By learning from the mistakes it made this year, the team believes it will do even better in the future. Congratulations to the Dancers in Motion!






A Poem About Porter!

Master’s student Corrina Lobbezoo wrote this poem as a parody for her friend Ramez, who “seems to spend his days – all of them – at DP.” On the Excellencies of Dana Porter Library Fairest DP, how I love thee! From quiet dusk, all surely see: Thou sparklest like a jewel; Without thee, life is cruel. From 11 pm till early morn Ramez’ studious heart is torn “A full nine hours without thee? What doom hast come upon me!” But with the morning light, There dawns a hope so bright: “This day -- best spent -- shall verily be With my true, most beloved DP!” Originally written at 3 am one morning during exams last term, Corrina first shared her poem with her friend Ramez on Facebook. When it comes to the Dana Porter Library, Corrina explains, “I think DP takes a bit of a beating from non-UW people because of its rather interesting shape, but many of us really love it. From the well-windowed firstfloor coffee shop to the third floor ‘stuffy-but-quiet’ quiet room, from the student-enforced quiet open area in the basement to the upper floors of stacks — here’s to school and library pride!”

Corrina, in the Canadian history section of the Dana Porter Library.

Corrina is currently completing a 1-year Masters in History at Waterloo. She has her Bachelor degree in History and Linguistics from McMaster University and has taught in China, as well as at Columbia International College in Hamilton.


Join Us for Scopus™ Day

Scopus™ Day is back! Join us on April 5 for one of two catered research sessions at the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries. Scopus™ representatives and the Library’s Scopus™ Student Ambassador, Jennifer Domise, will be hosting two research sessions that focus on how to use Scopus™ in your research and studies: Scopus™ Lunch and Learn – 12:00 – 1:00 pm Dana Porter Library, 4th Floor, Room 428 Scopus™ Pizza Event – 5:00 – 6:00 pm Davis Centre Library, Room 1568 What is Scopus™? Scopus™ is a large citation and abstract database, covering all subject areas. It contains nearly 18,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers with a range of advanced research features.

Each research session covers: • an overview of the coverage available in the disciplines of Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Humanities & Social Sciences • an introduction to searching Scopus™ and setting up personalized e-mail alerts, RSS, and HTML feeds to stay up-to-date on new articles matching your search queries • a review of advanced research features, including how to: o search for affiliation/university research output o determine an author’s h-index (a performance measurement tool) and the journal analyzer o use Scopus’ Citation Tracker to find, check, and track citation data year by year and in real-time See our registration page to sign up. Aren’t able to make the research sessions? Stop by the Scopus booth at the Dana Porter library in the morning or the Davis Centre library in the afternoon for information, refreshments, giveaways.


Highlights from International Celebrations Week 2010 Festival of Holidays: Lion Dance, Performers / Volunteers, Henna Art

Cultural Caranvan: Performance from differnt culture


Waterloo International reception: Food, Games, Photo display

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