Welcome back Eagle Nation! There is always something exciting about starting a new academic year at Georgia Southern. New classes, new professors, new goals and aspirations… With each semester, a new opportunity arises to recreate ourselves and start fresh. But with as much as we are evolving, so too is this beautiful campus we call home! Here is the 411 on what’s been going on since classes were in session:
“As of August 1st, 2014, Georgia Southern University will be a tobacco-free campus, in compliance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.”
That’s right! Beginning with this semester, every post-secondary institution under the University System of Georgia will be tobacco free. Not only does this provide the right to breathe smoke-free air, but the ban also provides respect for others and our environment! The ban includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco (i.e. dip), hookahs, and electronic cigarettes. Main campus isn’t the only place where tobacco is prohibited either. Parking lots, on-campus housing, bus stops, the stadium, and the golf course are also included.
If you, or if you know someone who is interested in seeking help to quit, please contact the University Wellness Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, for information on tobacco cessation. Students may also contact email@example.com or click on the following link for more info.
As much as we all like to dismiss those pesky emails at the top left corner of our “My Georgia Southern” accounts, the one from Campus Recreation and Intramurals should not be ignored. Typically, at SOAR we all sign a waiver to use the RAC. If you don’t remember because that was 6 years ago, it’s okay. We’ve got you covered. Instead, this year we must sign an online copy that l promise should only take 5 seconds. A hold will be placed on your account until you do and we don’t want to lose gains now do we?? Click on the link below to sign:
Before it’s too Late, Meditate!
The new kid on the block this year for group fitness is… drumroll please… meditation! Not only can meditation help us lower our stress levels, but it can also help us perform better in class. Who doesn’t like higher grades? Meditation is offered on Tuesdays from 7:05 to 8:00pm in the Mind/Body Studio located on the first floor of the RAC.
Be an Ambassador of Wellness
Do you feel the need to reach out to others and impact lives? Do you want to improve your own personal wellness? Wellness Ambassadors are now accepting applications! It’s not enough to be well, but we need to do well too! Serve the Eagle community. Make friends. Gain hands-on experience. Apply today!
Not ready for the commitment? That’s okay too! We will be hosting two interest meetings on August 27th and 28th at 7:00pm in the RAC Seminar room. Come join us and see how you can get involved!