Earth Day Bulletin Board

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April 22nd is Earth Day! Earth Day is a day to celebrate the Earth’s environment and help raise awareness of threats to our planet’s health.

Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 in the United States and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award for doing so. On the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans participated in peaceful demonstrations to show their support for environmental reforms. Two-thousand colleges and universities also participated that day, as did 10,000 primary and secondary schools. Some popular activities that people partake in on Earth Day include planting trees, collecting garbage, cleaning up coral reefs, signing petitions and planning for a better planet.

Celebrate Earth Day by attending Green Campus Project’s 4th Annual Earth Day Carnival that will take place Friday, April 21st from 11AM-2PM on the West Lawn. During that time there will be music, snacks, games, and opportunities to win prizes!

April Door Decs

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Hopefully your April hasn’t been filled with too many gloomy showers. We are just 5 weeks away from finals. Be sure to double check your course syllabi to see what end of semester projects and papers you may have. Also, don’t forget to sign up for fall classes this week.

Pizza Night

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Thank you to 1st floor residents who ordered pizza last week Monday. What a great deal! Costing just $3.99 for a medium pizza who could so no? The picture above displays Brent distributing the pizzas to Pickard residents. Thank you Casey Anderson for organizing the event.

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Dealing with Anxiety Bulletin Board

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).

 These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. Earning a degree is no easy feat. For tips on stress management and a list of its long term effects, check out this bulletin board outside room 129.

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Alcohol Bulletin Board

Alcohol Awareness Month is just around the corner. Alcohol Awareness Month provides a focused opportunity across America to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism, its causes, effective treatment and recovery. It is an opportunity to decrease stigma and misunderstandings in order to dismantle the barriers to treatment and recovery, and thus, make seeking help more readily available to those who suffer from this disease.

Do you know how many drinks are in mixed drinks? Contrary to popular belief a mixed drink is not equal to one drink of alcohol. You may be consuming more than you know. Check out this bulletin board for alcohol facts.

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Eating Healthy Bulletin Board

Healthy eating is important because it helps to reduce the risk of getting disease and supplies the body with nutrients and energy for effective functioning. Combining good nutrition with physical activity can help a person maintain a healthy weight. If you have gained the Freshman 15 or if you always feel tired, it may be time to change your diet. Check out this bulletin board for what a college student should be eating.

Financial Literacy

The Financial Aid Office is offering a series of financial literacy topics in the coming weeks to help students better understand their financial responsibilities as they progress towards earning their respective degree.

Monday, March 27th- Markee Student Center East Room 12:00 PM

Topic: Financial Aid 101: The Basics

 

Monday, April 3rd: Markee Student Center East Room 12:00  PM

Topic: Pioneering Your College Education: Effective Ways to Budget Your Way Through College

 

Monday, April 10th: Markee Student Center East Room 12:00 PM

Topic: Financial Aid Eligibility and Effective Repayment Strategies

 

The financial aid office is located on the 2nd floor of Brigham Hall and they are open from 7:45 AM-4:15 PM Monday-Friday. Please feel free to call them at 342-1836 or send their office an email at finaid@uwplatt.edu with any questions you may have.

Aluminum Can Drive

There is no limit to how many times aluminum can be recycled. That’s why recycling aluminum is such a boon for the environment. Aluminum is considered a sustainable metal, which means it can be recycled again and again with no loss of material.

And it has never been cheaper, faster or more energy efficient to recycle aluminum than it is today.

Aluminum cans are 100-percent recyclable, making them the most recyclable (and valuable) of all materials. The aluminum can you toss into your recycling bin today will be completely recycled and back on the store shelf in just 60 days.

UWP Food Bank

Thank you to Ross for volunteering his time to help deliver food items to the Platteville Food Bank. Volunteering is a great way to make friends, build your resume, and feel good about yourself while helping others. Results of the competition will be released shortly. The winning organization wins a semi-valuable prize.