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).
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.
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.
This past Monday, Pickard Hall hosted our second Pizza with the Profs of the semester.The featured professors Kokou Gadedji (Accounting) and Lucie Kadjo (Ag Business) where extremely engaging and fun to interact with. They both shared their cultural experiences both coming from Africa. We appreciate them setting time from their busy schedules to speak with students.
Do you like free pizza? Of course! Who doesn’t like free pizza? The last two dates for Pizza with the Profs are Tuesday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 26th.
The latest door decs are shamrocks with hats and pots o’gold! I hope midterms are going well for everyone. Just think we are practically halfway done with spring semester. Doesn’t the time fly? As you go home for break try to organize your plans for the summer whether that be an internship, vacation, or just chilling with family and friends. Before you know it, summer will be here. Don’t forget to pick up a shamrock shake on your way home this week!
Canada, our neighbors to the north, are among the nicest people in the world. Hockey, moose, and maple syrup are just a few things that most people think of when asked, “What comes to mind when you think of Canada?” Ben and Ethan (pictured above) have showed me a hilarious video poking fun at our recent political situation and Canadian stereotypes. It has been requested that I make a Canadian board so be sure to keep your eyes open for that will be up soon!
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.
It is generally said to include three skills:
1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others;
2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving;
3. The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.
For more information on emotional intelligence, look at this bulletin board just outside room 129.
Thank you to all the people who showed up to the Chancellor’s visit. Over 40 residents attended! I hope you all enjoyed asking him a variety of questions as well as enjoyed the pizza. If you ever have a UW-Platteville specific concern or question please ask a staff member or an appropriate faculty member.
Happy Valentine’s Day 1 West! I hope you all had a very wonderful day and enjoyed the nice weather regardless if you are in a relationship. Don’t forget to sign up for a room for next year if you are a first year student. Also, take advantage of all the chocolate now on sale! Have a fantastic week and good luck with your first set of tests.