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The Village Crier Newsletter of East Campus Village

Volume 6, Issue 11 September 2010

September = Ethnic Food Month

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So you’re in the typical situation of figuring where to dine out for the night- the classic choices roll through your mind. Pizza? No, Mexican? Maybe sushi? Whatever the choices, it may seem you are always going back to what is familiar or to put it simply- safe. Well this month gives you a perfect excuse to break your boundaries and treat your taste buds to something new, why is this month so special? September is national Ethnic Foods Month; this month can be celebrated by tasting new cuisine or simply trying an exotic produce.

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Where to start? Really, there is no perfect guide on how to begin exploring the vast cuisines of the world but simple questions can help you pinpoint a comfortable, but new, starting place. Ask yourself these simple questions: Do I mind if my food is not entirely cooked or even raw? Do I like my food spicy or cooked with peppers, chilies, mustards, or types of ginger? Do I follow a restrictive diet or have allergic reactions to certain foods?

BORED?? There are plenty of opportunities to get involved! We just had a blood drive in our community and saved up to 135 lives!

These self-inquiries will help you find a new dining experience that will leave you wanting for more- even after dessert. So go out, maybe even tonight, and try something new because you never know when your next favorite food is just a bite away.

Check out page 3 for ways you can help!

Don’t miss that tweet or poke! Or more importantly any e-mails! Be sure to check your junk mail folder regularly for emails that may have accidently gotten sent there. With more and more people out there trying to get your information online, spam blockers are bigger and better… and, lets be honest, sometimes bader too! Occasionally something you wanted to read might have ended up in your junk mail folder so check it often and be sure to mark non-junk messages as such, so they won’t go there next time. Unless of course you want grandma’s friend request to go to junk mail folder.

What do you want to read about? Have an idea or question that we could answer or cover in the Crier? Feel free to e-mail us at ecvcom@uga.edu The Crier has been a resource for ECV residents for several years and we are always striving to make it as useful as possible. Feel free to send us your feedback!

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What’s Happening? Get Involved! Here’s a quick look of things coming up in and or around East Campus Village! Fall Career Fair Sponsored by Career Center Meet over 130 recruiters seeking students. Professional attire and resumes recommended. 12pm-5pm Wednesday September 22, 2010 GTV (Georgia Television) Sponsored by University Housing Students interested in being on TV should check out GTV! GTV is a student ran channel, filmed by students, created by students. They meet regularly on Wednesdays at 630pm in the GTV office in Creswell Hall. Next meeting is: Wednesday September 22, 2010

D.A.W.G. Days Interest & Planning meeting Sponsored by University Housing Diversity Awareness Week at Georgia is a week of free multicultural events annually put on by students and staff in University Housing. The week of events in March 5th-9th, 2011. We are looking for leaders in all communities that are interested in helping plan and putting on these programs. Next Meeting: October 4, 2010 @ 6:00pm Oglethorpe House Basement Get Smart Month! Sponsored by University Housing—Creswell Hall All events are Blue Card, here’s a schedule of programs: Sept. 22 @ 4:00 pm, Study Abroad, Creswell TV Lounge

Performance: Diavolo Cutting edge dance company comprised Of dancers, gymnasts and actors. $42-$52, discounts for groups of 15 or more and UGA students Fine Arts Theatre Contact: 706-542-4400 Friday September 24 2010 Horseback Riding Trip Sponsored by the Georgia Outdoor Recreation Program Two hour horseback tour of North Georgia $70;$65;60; Faculty, staff, and UGA Students 7:45am-10:00pm Contact: 706-542-8030 Saturday September 25, 2010 Sunday Dinner (Italian!) Hosted by your Village Programming Assistants Where: Rooker Fireside Lounge When: 7:00pm Sunday September 26, 2010

Sept. 27 @ 6:00 pm, Exploring Majors & Careers, RAC 395 Sept. 28 @ 4:00 pm, Keep Your Computer from Being Hacked, Brumby Conference Room Sept. 30 @ 4:30 pm, Surviving Freshman Chemistry, RAC 395 Oct. 4 @ 7:00 pm, Academic Honesty, RAC 395 Oct. 5 @ 4:00 pm, Pre-Med Information Forum, RAC 395 Oct. 5 @ 5:15 pm, Note-taking & Time Management, Brumby Conference Room Oct. 7 @ 5:15 pm, Test Preparation, Brumby Conference Room Oct. 11 @ 5:00 pm, Volunteer at UGA, Brumby Conference Room Oct. 12 @ 5:15 pm, How to Edit Your Own Paper, Brumby Conference Room Oct. 14 @ 4:00 pm, Interacting with Professors, RAC 395 Contact: Doug Bell, 706-583-0403 or dbell1@uga.edu

Sunday Dinner (Asian!) Hosted by your Community Board Where: Rooker Fireside Lounge When: 7:00pm Sunday October 3, 2010

NOTICE: REMINDER! Although we know they are widely used throughout campus, ECV no longer allows the use of BED RISERS of any kind in our rooms. We will also be checking for risers during courtesy checks in the spring. Thanks for your cooperation!

DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR CLEANING SERVICE! As you are moving into your new home and discussing roommate agreements with your suitemates, remember that ECV offers a cleaning service! For as little as $4.50/week, our custodial staff will clean your bathroom, making your housekeeping duties much lighter and less yucky! As another added perk, if you choose to sign-up for these services, you will automatically pass the bath section of the ECV courtesy checks given once per semester. Sign up today at the ECV community office! East Campus Village 24-hour Community Desk

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Community Liaison Auxiliary (VCAs) The Community Liaisons are brainstorming ideas for programs that will impact the East Campus Village (ECV) Community. We want to employ programs that will allow you; the residents to get involved and develop a sense of camaraderie with each other. Below is a list of the tentative programs that we are preparing. This is your home, so if you have any suggestions of programs that you would like to see, please submit your suggestions to the community office in Rooker Hall. Tentative Program Theme Ideas: ECV Carnival, Game night, Field Day, Sunday Trivia Dinners, Game Day Social

VCA Spotlight of the Month Josh Delaney Josh was born and raised in Georgia and grew up in Fayetteville, GA just south of Atlanta. Josh is currently a senior majoring in Advertising and Theatre with a certificate in New Media Studies. At UGA, he has been involved with the Zeta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, The Black Student Union, University Theatre, the Black Theatrical Ensemble, The Dean William Tate Honor Society, The Advertising Club, and The Blue Key Honor Society and he is currently the Student Government Association President! He has worked for the University since his first year, first as a Desk Assistant and now as a Village Community Assistant in ECV. Around the Athens community, Josh mentors an amazing young man named Elijah weekly through the Friends for Life Mentoring program and he attends First AME Church downtown. He loves meeting students, Athens culture, spending time with his girlfriend, and he thrives off game days in Athens.

Shelby Jackson Shelby Jackson is a 5th year student within the College of Education’s Special Education: Birth-5 Program. Shelby hails from Waynesboro, GA, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class from Burke County High School. Since being at UGA, she has become involved in an array of school activities and student organizations. She currently serves as the President and Membership Chairman of the Black Educational Support Team (B.E.S.T.), and holds various offices within her sorority- the Eta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Shelby also volunteers within Athens, Clarke County by doing community service at the Pauldo Street Boys & Girls Club. When not on campus, she enjoys spending her spare time shopping and being with her family. Upon graduation, Shelby plans to attend graduate school to receive a degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology, with the goal of working with cochlear implant patients.

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Stress Management: A Wellness Lifestyle Approach Stress is a part of life, but the healthier you are, the better able you are to manage stress when it happens. Chronic stress can impact your immune system, which lowers your resistance to getting sick. Approaching stress management from a wellness lifestyle approach can give you "money in the bank" when it comes to preventing stress, and can give you the energy you need to handle stress when it happens. The following components are part of a wellness lifestyle approach. Attitude: Have you ever noticed how the exact same situation can stress one person out, while it might not affect another person at all? This difference can usually be explained by the way each individual thinks about the situation. Changing the way you think (a.k.a. cognitive restructuring) can help you manage stressors in your life. Here's how. Each time something happens in our lives, the information about that event enters our minds. We then interpret it; we form beliefs about what the events means, why it happened or how it is going to affect us. While we can't always control the events that happen, we can control what we think about the event, which in turn shape our feelings about them. Healthy Eating: Healthy eating plays a crucial role in your ability to deal with times of extra stress. Carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals are all important for energy, mental concentration, and emotional stability. Stress may weaken your immune system and increase your body's need for certain nutrients. A balanced diet will help you stay focused, alert, energetic, and healthy during times of stress. However, if you live off of fast food or frequently skip meals, you are more likely to perform poorly or get sick during stressful times. A daily multivitamin/mineral supplement (recommended for most college students) can be helpful, but it will not replace the role that whole foods play in maintaining a healthy body. Whole foods contain many substances, such as phytochemicals and fiber, which boost the immune system and maintain health. Any discussion about eating and stress must include caffeine and sugar. Many people use high sugar foods to keep their energy up and caffeine to keep going when they need rest. Too much caffeine will contribute to poor quality sleep and add to the negative effects of stress on the body. Sugar will satisfy you in the short term, leaves you with less energy and more hungry after an hour or two. Whole foods will provide you with energy that will last for several hours Physical Activity:

 Boosts energy.  Increases ability to concentrate.  Makes you feel great because your body will produce endorphins, which naturally relieve pain and induce feelings of well-being and relaxation.  Improves physical appearance, enhances self-esteem and self-confidence.

 Helps you fall asleep faster and improves sleep quality.  Means fewer illnesses – physically fit people are more resistant to diseases.  Strengthens your heart which is constantly being called upon to "fight or flight" from job, school, family, financial, relationship, and every other kind of stressor you confront daily. What if I don’t like to Exercise? 

Change the "E" word from exercise to enjoyment. Find activities that you love to do and that match your personality. If you love the outdoors, go hiking or biking. Dancing, gardening, or skating might be your passion.

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Do it to music. Plug yourself in and listen to music, news or books-on-tape.

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Use personal muscle power for transportation. Bike to school or to the store, walk to lunch or to your next class, or get "in-line" and skate around campus.

For more information on managing your stress, visit: http://www.uhs.uga.edu/stress/index.html

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