What’s Inside: Night Owl: A Safe Ride for Oﬀ-‐ Campus Residents………..……..…..…… 1
Building Strong Bones……..….…….……2
Campus Safety: Frostbite……..…....….2
Street Parking in the Snow……..…….. 3
Health & Safety OpportuniGes ...……4
BudgeGng Your Money……………..……4
BeaGng Colds & the Flu……………..……5
Wolverines Come up Wingless..………6
Job OpportuniGes with BTD Team..…6
Hello Oﬀ-‐Campus Students! We at Beyond the Diag hope you all enjoyed your =me oﬀ of school and the holiday season. As you get back into the swing of the semester with classwork, friends, and organiza=ons we wish you the best of luck! Don’t forget, the drop/add deadline is January 28th. The semester is s=ll young and the new year has only just begun! Use this =me to take advantage of the many exci=ng things the university has to oﬀer, check out some cultural performances, aPend the Mar=n Luther King Symposium events, go to a musical, join a new organiza=on that sounds interes=ng, or head out to main street to a new restaurant you’ve never been. Celebrate Be sure to stay warm by layering up as you commute to your ac=vi=es on and oﬀ-‐ campus. This month’s edi=on outlines some important informa=on about parking in the snow, the new oﬀ-‐ campus bus route, new year’s resolu=ons, as well as safety =ps to keep in mind during the Michigan winters!
Stay Warm and Go Blue! MaP Lonnerstater and Emily Lus=g Beyond the Diag Program Assistants
Night Owl: A Safe Ride for Off-Campus Residents
There is a new form of late night transporta=on for students who live oﬀ-‐campus, the Night Owl. Brought to you by the Central Student Government and the Interfraternity Council, the Night Owl is a bus route speciﬁcally designed to serve students living oﬀ-‐campus with routes that go through several of the most populated neighborhoods such as East University and Oxford Housing. It runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from 10pm un=l 3 am. The route uses exis=ng AATA and Michigan bus stops to be more convenient for riders. The idea of late night transporta=on to oﬀ-‐campus neighborhoods was sparked largely, in part, to the crime on and oﬀ campus late at night. In addi=on to CSG, several departments in the university including the Dean of Students Oﬃce were concerned by the high number of crime alerts (many of which occurred in oﬀ campus neighborhoods while students were walking home late at night) so they wanted to provide an addi=onal safe alterna=ve to walking for students who lived oﬀ campus. Although the bus does not service all of the oﬀ campus neighborhoods and cannot drop you oﬀ at your front door like the services provided by SafeRide, this bus route is s=ll convenient for oﬀ-‐ campus residents. Not only does the Night Owl run later than several of the other late night alterna=ves, but it is free and travels further from campus than other similar services. The new route just launched at the beginning of this semester but undoubtedly it will become a ﬁxture in the oﬀ-‐ campus community. A picture of the route map is shown above, and for a complete map and schedule click here. Picture courtesy of h.p://www.mlive.com/news/ann-‐arbor/index.ssf/2014/01/night_owl_bus_route_now_availa.html
Contributed by Jadee Pope
Building Strong Bones!
Did you know that you can maintain your bone strength (especially important in your later years) by doing exercises that work against gravity and are weight-‐bearing? Things like jumping rope, playing tennis, walking uphill quickly or even standing on your bicycle pedals when riding are good “bone builders.”
Many U-‐Move Fitness classes are also good bone builders. Consider some of the new high intensity interval training classes where you get a mix of both cardio and bodyweight exercises. In a 30 or 45-‐ minute class you get plenty of high impact, and up and down movements in short bursts followed by periods of recovery.
Winter exercise classes begin January 13. Each semester, you can try many of U-‐Move’s classes for free half-‐hour sessions the ﬁrst week of the semester to meet the instructor and get a sample workout. The Free Sample schedule is on our homepage. You can also ﬁnd more informa=on about specials there and a link to the registra=on page. Make sure to take care of your muscles and BONES this winter! Contributed by Sheila Calhoun, Assistant Director U-‐Move Fitness
Campus Safety: Frostbite
Frostbite is the most common injury that occurs from being outside in the severe cold.
Here are some Gps to avoid frostbite: -‐ Protect exposed skin! -‐ Wear a hat to avoid heat loss from the scalp -‐ If you’re out in the cold for extended periods of =me stay ac=ve to maintain body warmth -‐ Dress warmly, and in mul=ple layers
Here are some common signs of Frostbite: 1. The feeling of “pins and needles” followed by numbness 2. Hard, pale and cold skin that’s been exposed to the cold for too long 3. Aching or throbbing in the aﬀected area 4. As the aﬀected area thaws, it may be increasingly painful and red 5. Blistering
If you believe you may have frostbite seek immediate medical aPen=on. For more informa=on about how to prevent and treat frostbite, click here! Photo1 courtesy of h.p://openezx.net/sweet-‐savory-‐planet-‐snowmen-‐and-‐sunshine/ Photo2 courtesy of h.p://www.hjsstudio.com/mi.ens.html
Contributed by Emily LusRg, Chair of the Campus Safety and Security Commission
Street Parking in the Snow
With numerous winter storms already working their way through Ann Arbor in the past two months, ques=ons have arisen regarding parking on the streets during and aier the snow has come. The city has declared there to be three types of snowfalls: light, heavy and snow emergency. During a light snow of up to four inches, parking is not aﬀected. Once a heavy snow of greater than four inches occurs, all salt and plow trucks are u=lized to clear the streets of the city. Car owners are encouraged to remove their vehicles from the street so that they are not plowed in and so workers can do an adequate job of removing the snow. However, it is not required that they be removed from the streets, during a heavy snow event.
The only =me that parking restric=ons are put into eﬀect is during a Snow Emergency, which must be declared by the city administrator. It is during these =mes that cars will be put on an odd/even schedule. This means that on certain days, cars will only be allowed to park on a certain side of the street. These rules do not apply during the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight so that residents can move their cars to comply with the next day’s schedule. Cars not in compliance during a Snow Emergency will be Gcketed and towed. Residents are welcomed to call the Snow Desk at 734.794.6367 as well as look at the Ann Arbor Snow Removal Webpage for updates and more informa=on.
Photo: h.p://www.ulRmatecoupons.com/blog/wp-‐content/uploads/2011/02/salt_truck_l.jpg Contributed by Jonathan Bickmann
Deciding on New Year’s resolu=ons can be a diﬃcult, but ul=mately fulﬁlling task as we self-‐reﬂect on our past year and challenge ourselves to become bePer and more conscien=ous people. Resolu=ons are much easier to keep when they come from a personal desire to improve a por=on of our lives, rather than a cliché societal standard of what the new year ought to bring. Thus, while the Intramural Building and Whole Foods get their rush of January pledgers, this year I am challenging myself, and you, to think about more than merely the exterior of our 2014 selves. And while I cannot predict what this may mean for you personally, I hope that sharing some of my own resolu=ons might allow you to break out of the ‘New Year’s resolu=ons standard,’ and think about some of the real solu=ons to becoming a happier person in this new year. — Let go of toxic people in my life, people who do not support me or make me a bePer person — Learn to appreciate myself, and to treat myself with the respect and care in which I treat others — Speak and conduct myself with more conﬁdence and less apologe=cally I know as a gradua=ng senior, I am hoping that 2014 will bring a great many changes and new experiences. Wishing all of you an equally momentous year from Beyond the Diag.
Contributed by Anastasia Tkach
Health & Safety Opportunities
Sunday, February 9 • 2‒4 pm I Michigan League Ballroom $15 early registraGon by February 7 or $20 at the door
Come out and support the Zumbathon® which beneﬁts the School of Kinesiology’s KidSport Summer Camp program scholarship fund, allowing disadvantaged youths to stay physically ac=ve this summer.
Early registra=on can be paid by credit card online using Ac=vity #320109-‐01 or in the U-‐Move Fitness oﬃce located at 3064 in the CCRB with cash/check. Bring a water boPle! Many door prizes and giveaways! For more informa=on visit the U-‐Move Fitness page. IMPACT Self-‐Defense Program -‐ February 21, 22, 23 & September 19, 20, 21
IMPACT Self-‐Defense of Chicago is a non-‐proﬁt organiza=on, commiPed to ending violence and building a non-‐violent world in which all people can live safely and with dignity. By teaching self-‐defense, they provide the tools to help prevent, minimize, and stop violence.
For more informa=on and details about requirements for par=cipa=on, visit the Dean of Students website. If you are interested in applying for a spot, you’ll ﬁnd the applica=on here. Managing expenses and seung up a budget takes eﬀort, especially aier a post holiday cash inﬂux, but if done correctly, the beneﬁts outweigh the =me invested. Crea=ng a budget not only helps you save money, but it will also help you stay on track of your saving goals. Here are some helpful =ps to maintaining a balanced budget. Figure o ut your monthly income; it is important to know how much money you have coming in! Next, determine how much you spend; iden=fying your essen=al purchases and those that are expendable. You can diﬀerenGate the spending into three categories: ﬁxed expenses , commiPed expenses, and discre=onary expenses. By organizing future expenditures you will help clarify which ones can be cut down. Finally, look at the commibed expenses and ﬁgure out if there are alternaGves that cut down on the cost but provide the same beneﬁts.
Budgeting Your Money
Saving is key to commiung to your budget and while it can seem diﬃcult, remember that there are many ways to help you reach your goals and to s=ck to your budget. Go step by step and you will be on your way to a budge=ng lifestyle!
Photo courtesy of h.p://blogmilitaryfamily.ﬁles.wordpress.com/2013/12/budgeRng-‐for-‐holidays.jpg
Contributed by Jenny Lee
Tips for Staying Healthy: Beating Colds & the Flu
Get Vaccinated: Geung a Flu vaccine may be your best defense against geung inﬂuenza. In addi=on to protec=ng against the seasonal strains, the vaccine now protects against H1N1, which is causing some individuals to become severely ill. Some years, the ﬂu vaccine can be up to 70% eﬀec=ve in preven=ng illness in healthy children and adults. Flu vaccines can also reduce the severity of symptoms if you do get the ﬂu. However, the vaccine is only for the inﬂuenza virus and has no eﬀect on colds. The vaccine can be purchased at UHS for $44, CVS for $32, and Costco for $15, but prices may vary depending on your insurance.
Know how it Travels: • Inﬂuenza is highly contagious and easily transmiPed from coughing and/or sneezing. • Flu may be transmiPed one day before symptoms develop and up to ﬁve days aier you get sick. • Colds are transmiPed by touching surfaces that have cold viruses on them and then touching your eyes or nose or by inhaling cold virus par=cles from the air. Know the Symptoms: Symptom Cold Flu Rare Characteris=c: 100-‐102°F; lasts 3-‐4 days Fever Headache Rare Prominent Slight Usual; oien severe General Aches, Pains Fa=gue, Weakness Mild Can last up to 2-‐3 weeks Never Early & Prominent Extreme Exhaus=on Stuﬀ Nose Common Some=mes Usual Some=mes Sneezing Common Some=mes Sore Throat Chest Discomfort/Cough Mild-‐ Moderate; Hacking Cough Common-‐ can become severe PrevenGon: § Do not touch your mouth, nose, or eyes without washing your hands. § Do not share food or other items and other things that go in the mouth § Alcohol does not kill germs quick enough to make sharing safe. § Encourage roommates to cover their mouths with a =ssue when they cough or sneeze and to dispose of the =ssue themselves. § No =me to grab a =ssue? Cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow § Avoid sharing personal items like toiletries, towels, and pillows. § Get proper rest and good nutri=on to improve resistance and bolster immunity. For more informaRon, visit these informaRon sources: • webmd.com/cold-‐and-‐ﬂu/is-‐it-‐a-‐cold-‐or-‐ﬂu • uhs.umich.edu/ﬂuvaccinaRon • h.p://www.webmd.com/cold-‐and-‐ﬂu/cold-‐guide/keeping-‐catchy-‐infecRons-‐contained
Contributed by Alexander Blaty
Wolverines Come up Wingless While Michigan football suﬀered through an up-‐and-‐down season ﬁlled with heart breaking losses and anxiety-‐ﬁlled victories, Wolverine fans entered the bowl season hoping for an early holiday gii in a win versus Kansas State. Unfortunately, before the Wolverine’s took on the Wildcats, star=ng quarterback Devin Gardner was ruled out with a broken foot from the Ohio State game. That meant that true freshman back-‐up quarterback, Shane Morris, was called on to be the starter. Maize and blue fans in Tempe, Arizona and across Ann Arbor groaned in unison as the Wildcats handily outrushed and out-‐passed the Wolverines. The Wildcats on the other hand dominated on oﬀense, scoring on their ﬁrst three possessions while their defense did not allow a touchdown un=l a three yard Fitzgerald Toussaint rush late in the fourth-‐quarter, when the game was already out of reach. Shane Morris looked very sharp at =mes, par=cularly in the ﬁrst half where Morris completed 15/19 passes for 121 yards. The problem for the Wolverines was that they could not ﬁnish oﬀ drives, sePling for ﬁeld goals at 22 and 26 yards kicked in by MaP Wile. Michigan ﬁnished the football season with a 7-‐6 overall record and has won only one bowl game (2011 Sugar Bowl) in the last six years. However, Michigan fans are s=ll op=mis=c and ready to root for the Wolverines in the 2014-‐2015 season.
Contributed by Aaron Sanﬁeld
Want to Join the Beyond the Diag Team?
Beyond the Diag is looking for oﬀ-‐campus students interested in: • Fostering a greater sense of community • Improving communica=on between students, the University and the Ann Arbor community • Raising awareness of safety issues • Promo=ng responsible ci=zenship to all oﬀ-‐campus students. We have two categories of jobs available for next term! Visit our website for full job descrip=ons and apply online! Neighborhood Ambassadors reside in one of the near campus neighborhoods. Our Neighborhood Ambassadors serve as liaisons connec=ng oﬀ-‐campus students to University resources and coordinate the planning and execu=on of neighborhood speciﬁc events. For a full job descrip=on, click here. Program Assistants provide leadership, administra=ve support, and innova=ve guidance to advance the Beyond the Diag program. PAs hold regular BTD oﬃce hours and are expected to have ﬁrst-‐hand experience and knowledge of student safety issues from a University-‐wide perspec=ve. For a full job descrip=on click here. If you have more ques=ons about Beyond the Diag, or becoming part of our team, please contact us by either calling the Dean of Students Oﬃce at: 734-‐764-‐7420 or emailing BTD at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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