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The Village Crier Newsletter of East Campus Village CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES FIDELIS AGBOR GENE ATKINS, JR. PAUL BAKER STEPHANIE BEAVERS SETH BRINSON MARQUISE BROWN BRIAN BURNHAM J'MIA BYRD KEVIN CHARLES COLLIN CHUNG BRANDON COVINGTON KEVIN DICKSON BRANDON EDWARDS BRITNEY ESKEW TRACY GETER RONNIE GRAVETT CATRICE HELLEN VIRLEA HILL THERESA HOLTON FARRIS HUDSON III CHRISTINE IBILIBOR JOSIPA JELICIC FAHAD KHAN JOHN MADDOX JESSICA MARTIN MICHAEL MCBRIDE II MASON MCFALLS MALISHA MENDIS CHRISTINA O'CONNOR MEGAN OUTLER ANNALYN PEELE DANIEL PINO

MICHAEL PROCTOR LEONA RITTENHOUSE JOSEPH SALTARELLA BRANDON SHORTER ARTESIA SNELL SAMANTHA STEWART CHRISTINA SWOOPE QUIANA TYUS HUNG VUONG ALEXANDER WARD ERINN WILLIAMS TERRANCE WRENN ADAM WYNN SARA ZADEH KIMBERLY WILLIAMS AMANDA ADAMS ABIMBOLA ADEMOLA-DADA AFUA ASANTE JUSTIN AVERETT DIVYA BANSAL ASHLEE BOONE HOLLY BROWN PHILIP BRUDNEY CARLOS BURSE JOSHUA CALLAWAY VIVIANA CHAVEZ-VEGA SAMARIS CORONA KELLSIE CURRIN ELYCEIA DORTCH DANIEL ELDER ELIZABETH JANAS MICHAEL EVANS ASHLEY FARRINGTON

FIYINFOLUWA FAWOLE CYRUS GOLSHANI MARCUS HAYESARIELLE HIGGS BRITTANY HOLSTON AMANDA HOUTS JOHN HUTCHINSON ALBERT JACKSON LAUREN JOHNSON SEAN LAURIA STEVEN MARSH JR. VIOLA MAY KRISTEN MCDANIEL DONALD MCPHEE JESSICA MILLER MARCIA NEWBY CHRISTIAN NGO AFOTEY ODAI JAMAAL PARKER JULIANNA PETERSON MCKAYLA PLANK JOANNA RASMUSSEN TYRONE RIVERS JR. MARSHALL SHEPARD ERIC SLAUSON VERNON SPELLMAN JR. JILLIAN SWEAT ANGELA TSAI ELMER URIBE TANESE WASHINGTON CHARDONNAY WATSON COURTNEY WILLIAMS ASHLEY WYATT SOOK YOON

Volume 6, Issue 7 April 2010 Inside this issue Graduates

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Easter Traditions

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Homelessness

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Sunscreen Protection

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What’s Happening

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Community Board

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UGA Night @ Six Flags

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VCA Spotlight

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VPA Program

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Boost Your Morale

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Microwave It

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Easter Traditions Easter is celebrated in Christian countries by Christians and non-Christians alike, but with different meanings. Much like Christmas, which was adopted to accommodate the pagans of the time, Easter is another celebration which was used to convert the pagans. Unlike Christmas, Easter actually has roots in early Christian history. Although this is a Christian holy day, many of the pagan customs of the time were weaved into the Christian celebration to make it favorable to the non-believers. Easter Sunday is at the end of the Lent period (40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday). Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 20th, which marks the Spring Equinox. Easter Sunday can fall anywhere from March 22 to April 25th. Eastern Orthodox churches have a different method of determining Easter and the holiday can be observed on a different day than other Christian religions. The Christian celebration of Easter is observed from the beginning of Lent to the culmination at Easter Sunday with many days in between marked as special times to note an event in connection with the last days before Jesus’ cruxifiction. The Holy Week is the last week of Lent which begins on Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is supposed to mark the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem when the crowds laid palms at his feet. Holy Thursday marks the Last Supper. Good Friday marks the day of the Crufixion when Jesus Christ was crucified and died on the cross. Easter Sunday marks the day when Jesus rose from the dead. Jewish people also have a celebration around this time of year which, is pointed out in Scripture as the Passover, the observance when the angels of death passed over the homes of the faithful who marked their doorposts with the blood of the lamb (a blood sacrifice) to spare them from death. Despite these differences, the Christian holiday shares this sentiment with Jesus, the Lamb of God, being the blood sacrifice.

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Southern Hospitality: The Recipe for Fighting Homelessness in Athens A panel discussion at the University of Georgia will tackle the issue of homelessness in Athens at the Miller Learning Center, room 101, on March 24 at 6 p.m. Laura Lyn McLeod, Miss University of Georgia 2010, will moderate the event, titled “Southern Hospitality: The Recipe for Fighting Homelessness in Athens.” The panel’s discussion will educate University of Georgia students about the issue of homelessness, show students how to become active volunteers in the community, and educate attendees on how nonprofits are decreasing homelessness in Athens-Clarke County, one of the poorest counties in the nation. The first 70 attendees will receive a free “host. nourish. sustain.” T-shirt. Franklin College students are encouraged to attend this Blue Card Event to accumulate enough events to register early for fall semester. The panel will feature Saskia Thompson, a member of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, who will speak about Athens nonprofits and their contributions to decrease homelessness in the area. The program will feature Evan Mills, from the Department of Human and Economic Development in Athens; Donna Bliss, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia School of Social Work; and Lynne Griever, a representative from the Faces of Homelessness Speakers Bureau. host. nourish. sustain. is a student-led group at the University of Georgia educating the community on the growing issue of homelessness in Athens and how to become more involved. This program is a Blue Card event. For more information, contact Lizzy Nephew at lizzy777@uga.edu.

Common Myths About Sunscreen Here is some information about sunscreen that you should be aware of as the summer approaches. What does sunscreen protect you from? We all know that the sun gives off UV rays, but did you know there are two types? UVA rays can penetrate window glass and get into the very deepest layer of skin. UVA rays impair how your immune system works, which can lead to wrinkled, leathery looking skin and skin cancer. Sunburns are a result of UVB rays (which can’t get through window glass). While these rays don’t go deep into the skin, they can cause a painful burn which can lead to sun poisoning and skin cancer. Sunscreen is just for the beach, right? Wrong! Sunscreen should be applied to exposed skin. Even if you’re going to sit in an office all day, UVA rays can still penetrate your skin and cause long term damage. But it’s cloudy outside, I don’t need sunscreen today! Wrong again. Even on a cloudy day, up to 80% of UV rays can still get through to your skin. If you’re on the beach or skiing, snow and sand reflect up to 25% of the rays, making it even worse. Wait a minute, don’t I need Vitamin D? You only need about 15-20 minutes of sun exposure every day to get the amount of Vitamin D you need. Even if you wear sunscreen, you should still get the correct amount of sun. Ok, you’ve convinced me I need to wear sunscreen more often, how much should I wear? Most people only put on about 25-50% of the sunscreen they need when they do decide to wear it. One ounce is about the correct amount to get the best coverage. There are a million choices of sunscreen! Which should I get? While the choices are overwhelming, you should generally look for a sun block that is water resistant and has an SPF of at least 30. What does SPF stand for? SPF stands for sun protection factor. Sunscreens are rated or classified by the strength of their SPF. The SPF numbers on the packaging can range from as low as 2 to greater than 50. These numbers refer to the product's ability to deflect the sun's burning rays. The sunscreen SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to produce a sunburn on sunscreen-protected skin to the amount of time needed to cause a sunburn on unprotected skin. For example, if a sunscreen is rated SPF 2 and a person who would normally turn red after 10 minutes of exposure in the sun uses it, it would take 20 minutes of exposure for the skin to turn red. A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 would allow that person to multiply that initial burning time by 15, which means it would take 15 times longer to burn, or 150 minutes.

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What’s Happening? Trivia Night Saturday, April 10, 2010 ECV Rooker Fireside Lounge, 3pm Join other residents for a afternoon of trivia, food and prizes. More information to come so be on the lookout for flyers, banners and Facebook blasts. Sponsored by ECV VPAs ECV Blood Drive Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Rooker Fireside Lounge, 2-7pm With the help of the American Red Cross, ECV has teamed up to help saves lives and host this event. Did you know that every time you give blood that it could save the lives of 3 people. So please come give, volunteer, and support this great event. Please drink plenty of water, eat a healthy meal, and get a good night’s rest before donating. Sign up sheets will be available at the ECV Community Desk and walk-ups are welcome. Sponsored by your VPAs and the American Red Cross. Fireside Movie Night Thursday, April 28, 2010 Rooker Fireside Lounge, 7pm Join the VPA’s for movie night, popcorn and other snacks. Bring your blanket and pillows.

Community Board Corner

Comedy Show - Stephen Lynch Monday, April 26, 2010 Grand Hall - Tate Student Ctr 8pm

JOIN ECV Community Board: Build Your Resume and Gain Leadership Skills

Comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor (Broadway's The Wedding Singer) who is known for his songs mocking daily life and popular culture. Contact: 706-542-6396, www.uga.edu/union, union@uga.edu

Are you looking for a way to get involved on campus? Do you want to make decisions about how to spend your student funds in ECV? Do you like to plan and organize events? Then the Community Board is for you!

Sponsored by the Univ. Union Programming Board

UGA Night at Six Flags Friday, April 16, 2010 Six Flags over Georgia, 6pm-12am

The ticket price is $23.00 until midnight Saturday, April 10, 2010, then will increase to $28.00. Ticket sales via the Internet will end at noon on Friday, April 16, 2010. Ticket sales at the Tate Center Cashier Window will close at 4:00PM on April 16. Tickets at the Six Flags Gate will be $33.00. Don’t have a car or don’t want to pay for gas: Don’t worry! Just specify the Dawgs after Dark package when you purchase your tickets. The same $23 gets you admission to Six Flags, bus ride to and from, meal voucher, and a t-shirt. Just remember those tickets are on a first come, first served basis and need to be purchased before April 9. Sponsored by UGA Alumni Assoc. and Campus Life

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April 7 @ 8am-April 23, 2010 @ 5pm

Starting April 7th, the ECV Community Board will be looking for new members to serve as officers for the 2010-2011 academic year. Applications will be available at the front desk and programs sponsored by the Community Board. Applications will be due Friday, April 23, 2010 at 5pm at the ECV Community Desk located in Rooker. Carnivale de ECV Wednesday, April 14th 4-7pm ECV Quad As a part of RHA’s Rez Fest Week, ECV will be hosting a spring carnival. There will be a cookout, games, inflatables, popcorn, cotton candy, prizes henna tattoo artists, and much more. Sponsored by ECV Community Board and the ECV VPAs. Exam Breakers Saturday, May 1, 2010 @3pm Monday, May 3, 2010 @ 7pm Rooker Fireside Lounge Take a break from studying and grab a boxed lunch on May 1. A second study break will be offered on May 3rd where you grab a chicken biscuit. First come, first serve. Bring your UGA ID with current ECV sticker on it. Sponsored by the ECV Community Board.

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VCA Spotlight Tina O’Connor and Rachel Deel are two of the Village Community Assistants (VCA’s) on the 2009-2010 East Campus Village Staff who are here and eager to assist you. Tina is a senior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida majoring in Exercise and Sports Science. Rachel is a junior from Atlanta, Georgia and she is a Telecommunications and Photography major. Rachel’s favorite types of food are Italian and Mexican food, while Tina’s favorite food is pasta. In her free time, Tina likes to nap, hang out with friends, watching movies and make her way through the Video Vault list, experience new things, and listen to her favorite music, gospel. Rachel enjoys eating, organizing things, doing outdoors stuff, and listening to her favorite musician T.I. Tina’s favorite TV shows are House and Family Guy, while Rachel enjoys Heroes, Fringe, Lost, Friends, and The Office. You may find Rachel vacationing by exploring new places, and Tina enjoys vacationing on the beaches of Jamaica. Tina has been a VCA for 2 years and Rachel was an RA in Myers before joining the ECV staff. Both have plenty of housing experience to share and are available and willing to help. So say hello to them when you see them at the desk or around ECV.

Boost Your Morale

Microwave It!

Need an excuse to be out in this great weather? Well here are the biggest reasons to do so in this BEAUTIFUL month of April! (P.S, they're all free!) 4/10 (Sat, 12-5pm) International Street Festival 2010 Bringing the World to Athens. Sponsored by International Student Life within the Department of Intercultural Affairs. Interactive performances, music, dancing ,and live events to showcase and celebrate cultures from around the globe. Students and community organizations from more than 25 countries will display artwork, crafts, costumes, photographs, jewelry, and other artifacts. Downtown Athens on College Avenue across from the Arch. 4/10 (Sat, 2pm) G-Day Spring Football Game UGA vs. UGA. Great way to start the season 1-0! 4/11 (Sun, 1pm) W Tennis vs. Florida Two Top 10 teams duke it out 4/14 (Wed, 7pm) Baseball vs. Georgia Tech. Foley Field. Enjoy it before finals come around the corner!

Final Spring VPA Program Join the VPAs for their last program before Summer starts. They will be hosting a study break during exam week on Sunday, May 2, 2010 in the Rooker Fireside Lounge at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided.

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Microwave Peanut Brittle Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 10 min Ready In: 30 min Ingredients

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1 cup white sugar  1/2 cup light corn syrup  1 cup salted peanuts  1 teaspoon butter  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1 teaspoon baking soda 

Directions Butter a cookie sheet. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 2 quart glass bowl and microwave on high 4 minutes. Stir in peanuts and microwave on high 3 1/2 minutes more, then stir in butter and vanilla and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in baking soda until light and foamy. Pour onto cookie sheet and spread thin. Cool completely and break into pieces and serve.

Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving Calories: 61 | Total Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: < 1mg

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