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Residence Life Journal May 2013 - Vol. 1 Issue 9

Philosophy of the Residence Life Program


he expressed purpose of the Residence Life Program here at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is to foster self-development, good citizenship and democratic principles. These goals are accomplished through acquisition of decision-making skills on the part of the student and through emulation and promotion of values inclusive of respect to fellow students, honesty and the involvement of students in the residence hall governing structure.

development of this kind of sensitivity that students grow personally, which impacts directly on other program purposes of citizenship and emulation of democratic principles as set forth in the College’s mission and purpose.


he purpose of the Residence Life Journal is to provide a newsletter that centers around the Residence Life Program. The journal is informative, educational and strives to promote the overall mission of The Residence Life Program also seeks to the college within a residence life setting create an environment of understanding and to the benefit of the campus community and appreciation for the values of students at large. from diverse backgrounds. It is through the

Several stories are passed around to show how the month of May was named. The most widely accepted explanation is that it was named for Maia, the Roman goddess of spring and growth. Her name related to a Latin word that means increase or growth.



Facts About May

1. May Day is a public holiday in many parts of the world. 2. Empire State Building in New York opened May 1, 1931. 3. First postage stamp issued in England May 6, 1840. 4. On May 15 1918, the first regular airmail service began in the United States. 5. On May 20 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. 6. On May 20 1932, the first solo flight by a woman across the Atlantic Ocean was made by Amelia Earhart. 7. On May 23 1788, South Carolina became the 8th state. 8. On May 27 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened in San Francisco. 9. On May 29 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th state. 10. On May 29 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state.

Earth Day Clean-Up A special thanks to the Graphic Communications and Printing Technology first year class for spending Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd 2013, doing their part by cleaning up the trash around campus! The class wore special shirts designed and printed in their class.

Community Service A friendly reminder to all grant students, 10 hours of community service must be completed by May 9th. See the Multicultural Affairs office for further questions.

Reach Out To The Community!

Sports Banquet

Sports Banquet

Student Picnic Special thanks go out to Mr. Vince Skimski and Matt Rust for grilling the hot dogs and hamburgers which were the central menu item for the Annual Student Picnic sponsored by the TSCT Student Congress held on Thursday, April 18.

Alumni Banquet

Sophmore Awards Banquet

Sophmore Awards Banquet

Sophmore Awards Banquet Mr. Heriberto Arjona

2013 Teacher Excellence Award

Congratulations to all the award recipients

*not all awards recipients pictured (check out Thaddeus Stevens Facebook page for all pictures)

Mr. Bachman’s beard met its demise today at the hands of a skilled barber from The Cutting Edge. Also, thanks to those who contributed $1,200.00 to be donated to the American Cancer Society.



Class of 2013! Mandatory practice will be held on May 6, 2013 and May 7, 2013 at 11:00am in the MAC Center Graduation Day – Saturday May 11, 2013 at 1:00p.m. Need to assemble in Mellor Auditorium by 12:00 noon

1. Need to have 3x5 card with you at that time, with your name as you would like it read (no nicknames), major and if you are honors, specify which one. You will receive the card at Monday’s practice 2. You will receive the tassel for your mortarboard on May 11, 2013. 3. You will need to turn in the cap and gown after Graduation by 3:30 p.m. in the area it was picked it up. You will be able to keep the tassel 4. There will be a reception in the tent located in the front lawn of the Mellor Building for you, family and friends immediately following the ceremony. Gowns and Mortar Boards - Caps and gowns will only be available for pick up on May 6th and 7th until 1:30pm. You need to wait until after practice to receive them. (NOTE) - The doors will not open after the date/times mentioned above.

Class of 2013! continued

Wearing Apparel Under Gowns Slacks, dresses or other appropriate dress for the occasion. PLEASE DO NOT WEAR SHORTS. Yearbooks- The yearbook will be mailed to your home. Announcements and Commencement Tickets 1. Announcements and Tickets may be picked up in the Academic Affairs Office until Friday May 10, 2013. You will receive (10) announcements to send to family and friends announcing your achievement. 2. Commencement Tickets you will receive (6) tickets. Respect the Ceremony and the Speakers 1. Though this is a celebration, please understand that this is also a time to give due respect to the ceremony and its speakers 2. We would ask that you refrain from tossing your cap into the air and making sounds while the ceremony is in progress. 3. By demonstrating respect, you are showing the class that you have CLASS.

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Activities Healthy Relationships Support Groups Monday’s 12-1pm & Thursday’s 10-11am Women’s Center Manhunt* Monday and Wednesday at 9 Around Campus * Manhunt is a game that Alicia Lombardi, Sara Dunmire and Dan Weaver started. Manhunt is an awesome way to kill boredom for those students who live on campus. They have set rules and boundaries, and are pretty organized with keeping people safe as well as providing some fun. We encourage more people to show up and we hope this this tradition carries on to next year and possibly more years to come.




calendar! Last Day of Classes Wednesday, May 8th

Commencement Saturday, May 11th

Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12th

Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 18th

Memorial Day Monday, May 27th

On August 31, 1949, Louis Johnson, who was the United States’ Secretary of Defense, announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The event stemmed from the armed forces’ unification under one department – the Department of Defense. The Army, Navy and Air Force leagues adopted the newly formed day. The Marine Corps League declined to drop support for Marine Corps Day but supports Armed Forces Day too. The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 1950. The theme for that day was “Teamed for Defense”, which expressed the unification of all military forces under one government department. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the day was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job was performed and the role of the military in civilian life. Armed Forces Day was a day for the military to show “stateof-the-art” equipment to Americans. It was also a day to honor and acknowledge Americans in the armed forces. Parades, open houses, receptions and air shows were held at the inaugural Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day is still celebrated nationwide today and is part of Armed Forces Week.

Thank you to all that have given and served

Air Force | Army | Coast Guard | Marines | National Guard | Navy

Armed Forces Day

Happy Mother’s Day! The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honour of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome. Early Christians celebrated a Mother's Day of sorts during the festival on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ. In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers. It was then called Mothering Sunday.

Used Clothing Store Thaddeus Stevens College is pleased to offer like-new, ready-to-wear condition, business dress apparel and accessories in sizes ranging from petite to plus—coats, jackets, suits, dresses, skirts, slacks, sweaters, blouses, tops, scarves, gloves, belts, and shoes.


Monday: Noon to 1:00 PM Tuesday: Noon to 1:00 PM Wednesday: Noon to 1:00 PM Thursday: Noon to 1:00 PM all other times go to Student Services Office for assistance

Where: Mellor Building- Lower Level

Group Discussions Last semester the counseling office started a group to train peer helpers and to provide support to students. The group plans to resume this semester on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Each meeting will address a specific topic, and allow time for students to discuss any current concerns. The group discussion focuses on practical solutions and strategies that students can apply to their daily lives. I am looking for topics as the group had requested. Proposed topics are so far: How to change negative behavior Coping with Change Managing Anger Understanding Mental Illness Coping with Stress Debra A. Schuch, NCC, ATR Counselor/ Disabilities Coordinator Contact: 717-299-7408 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Weekdays

When: 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month Where: Admissions Lounge, Hartzel building Time: 6-7:30pm

Important Names & Numbers Campus Security 717-396-7165

Dr. Bob Cooper Director of Residence Life 717-299-7564 Office of Student Services 717-299-7752

Debra Schuch Disabilities Services Coordinator/Counselor 717-299-7408

Director’s Corner D

r. Bob Cooper oversees the entire Residence Life Department and has been the Director of Residence Life here at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology for close to 20 years. He continues to teach students in Leadership Principles and has received the Student Congress Executive Officer’s Award for his contribution and commitment to improving the lives of students. Dr. Cooper is also a veteran of the Vietnam Era, and has traveled to over 42 countries and 21 islands. As the Director of Residence Life, he strongly believes that a positive residence life experience is advantageous to the total educational experience.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition… Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” ~Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. Strive to make a difference in someone’s life, learn as you succeed to hold the ladder to help others to do the same. Let this be the greatest year of your life! ~ Dr. Cooper ~

Care To Share Comments/Ideas? Feel Free To Email Me at: Abigail Cook - Student Intern Sophomore Studying Graphic Communications & Printing Technology

Residence Life Journal - May 2013  
Residence Life Journal - May 2013  

The Residence Life Journal for Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology for May 2013