Transfer Connections

News for the Week of April 8, 2013

Welcome to Spring Quarter!

Wanna Run Away?

Hello fellow transfers and welcome to Spring Quarter at SU! Whether it’s your first Spring quarter, second, or third, Spring is sure to move faster than Winter quarter did, who knew that was even possible?

How many of you love getting emails from the registrar reminding you ever so kindly that you have the ability to add/drop a class only a week into classes? Well, isn’t it tempting to actually do that? I say yes! When classes seem hard at the beginning of the quarter, it does not necessarily mean that the class will be hard for the entirety of the quarter; it’s what you make of it. I have withdrawn from a class previously under circumstances relating to its challenging course content. I wasn’t proud, but it ended up being a great opportunity to be able to take another class that better interested me.

For any other class that I have taken that seemed immediately challenging during the first week, I always want to run away; get out of the class. But, what happens when you challenge yourself, stick it out, and put in effort? Well, you either pass or you fail! (I’m gonna go with you passing ;) )

To those who just wanna run away, stick it out, it gets better, and you CAN do it.


Alexis Clark

Transfer SUccess Leader

Visit the Transfer Student Blog

Now Hiring! Center for Service and Community Engagement

Be a Leader for Justice and Service

Make a difference - be a leader for justice and service in the Center for Service and Community Engagement!

We are currently recruiting for our exciting, challenging, and fun leadership positions. All positions require a year-long commitment with the exception of the summer fellowship.

For more information about all of the programs, attend one of the following info sessions:

Tuesday, April 9th at 2:00 pm

Wednesday, April 10th drop in anytime between 10 am – 2 pm

Info sessions will be in the CSCE (in the Douglas – corner of 13th & Cherry).

Visit for more information or find us on the Redhawk Network with Job ID# 36591 (CSCE Student Leadership Positions.)

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 12th.

On Campus Spotlight

Student Health Center

Did you know that the Student Health Center can offer you on-campus care at minimal cost for many of your health care needs?

Even if you do not have health insurance, you still have access to the following medical services for $5! (some medical services may require an additional fee)

Primary Care

  • General Physicals
  • Women's Health Services (annual exams, pap smears, etc.)
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Illnesses (colds, flu, headaches)
  • Management of chronic medical problems (diabetes, high blood pressure, ulcers, arthritis)
  • Treatment of injuries (cuts, sprains, splinters, sports injuries)
  • Treatment of skin problems (acne, warts*, fungal infections)
  • STD and Pregnancy Testing*
  • Medication Management for mental health conditions
  • Immunizations*
  • Allergy Shots (students provide serum)*
  • Eating Disorder Management
  • Laboratory Services (blood tests)*

Special Services

  • Consultations (Travel)
  • Referrals to specialists, dentists, and community health agencies
  • Wellness Information
  • Self-Help Materials

*Extra fee may apply

Visit the Student Health Center at OR in Bellarmine Hall.

Upcoming Events

Commuter & Transfer Student Life

Transfer Talk

Tuesday, April 16 | 4-5 pm (click here for more information)

Transfer SUccess Blog

Check out the brand new transfer student blog! Interested in contributing? Contact us at (subject line: Transfer Blog)

Transfer Talk

Thursday, May 9th | 12:20-1:20

Campus Events

For a full list of Campus Events, please visit the campus calendar at:

Career Expo

Wednesday, April 10th | 11-1pm | Campion Ballroom

The Career Services office, in partnership with the Albers Placement Center, is proud to host the 2013 Career Expo. This career fair is the largest of its kind during the academic year where employers, students, and alumni connect for job opportunities.

Mission Day

Thursday, April 11th

Classes starting before 1:30 are cancelled.

Take Back the Night

Tuesday, April 16th | 5-9pm | Student Center LeRoux Room

Take Back the Night is designed to bring awareness and empowerment to individuals and to inspire action that will bring an end to violence against women. This evening will include an open microphone for survivors and allies to speak out, resources and information, a powerful speaker, candlelight vigil and march.

The Interfaith Amigos: Irreconcilable Conflict and Political Deadlock - Interfaith Dialogue as a Way Forward

Wednesday, April 17th | 7-9pm | Pigott Auditorium

Come for this deep dialogue with Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon -- collectively known as the Interfaith Amigos. In this dialogue and conversation, the Interfaith Amigos will invite the audience to consider spiritual resources in situations of irreconcilable conflict and political deadlock. What if greater spiritual awareness is the prerequisite to any effective healing of the major social challenges of our time? What impacts might that have, nationally and internationally?

Off Campus Housing Fair

Thursday, April 18th | 11:30-1pm | STCN 160

Where are YOU going to live next year? The time has arrived for students to begin thinking about housing plans for next year! Visit with multiple property managers & landlords in a short period of time and learn about rates, deposits, the application process, availability, etc.