Happy New Year!

Welcome back to Suite 219M! We're happy to have you here!

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What Are Your Resolutions?

Some Resolutions for the New Year from Suite 219M!

Jason - I resolve to spend more time being efficient and effective at work this year. I plan to place tasks in a queue and work on more pressing items first – not just be tied to my inbox and the order things come to me. I also plan to be more global and work to support the department in larger projects and process. Lastly, I will do more to help the Division and campus and back away from non-Temple responsibilities this year. Getting the SCO “house” in order in my top work priority for 2016.

Tina - I resolve to be more impeccable with my words, drink more water, organize my family calendar, and to stay better connected with family.

Chris - 2015 had a lot of major life events, so my resolution for 2016 is to slow down and enjoy the day to day more.

Kim - to continue on my healthy journey; focusing on healthy eating. If anyone sees me with a soda, they have full authority to take it out of my hands and throw it away :)

News and Announcements - 2016

Congratulations to Megan Patrick!

Megan has accepted a position as the Program Coordinator in the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, here at Temple University. She started in her new role on Monday, January 11th, 2016. But, dry those tears! She will be right upstairs so, I'm sure we will still see her very often. :)

We wish you all the best, Megan!

Sarah Sepkowski is moving up!

You all know Sarah in her current position as the Grad Extern with Student Activities. However, you can now find her up front, in Megan's old office, as she will be joining Student Activities for some more full-time hours. She will be working closely with the Chapters and taking on a more active role with Student Activities.
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Taco Tuesday!!

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 12:15-1:15pm

219M Conference Room

Our January potluck is all about tacos, tacos, and more tacos (and things that go with tacos)!!! We will be celebrating Taco Tuesday on January 26th in the 219M Conference Room! Please sign up for an item below and help us transform lunchtime into a fiesta!!

Winter Door Decoration Contest

Friday, Jan. 29th, 12pm

Suite 219M

The winter blues can be a real downer. Let's liven up the Suite with some decorations!! Join us in decorating your door for the winter! And, while we are at it - let's throw in a little competition!! Judging will take place on January 29th at noon. The winner will receive a free lunch, courtesy of the Recognition Committee.

Participation is encouraged, but not required. Happy Winter!!

Just For Fun!!

Beat the Winter Blahs!

The cold weather is upon us... No, really... it is! This means it's time to stay healthy and stave off sickness and the flu. Here are a few reminders to help you stay healthy this winter!

  • Wash-up! Preempt viruses and bacteria by frequently washing your hands and using hand sanitizer often.
  • Change out your toothbrush.... especially after you've been sick. Germs can hid in the toothbrush and reinfect.
  • Go towards the light! Six out of every 100 Americans may suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a malady of mood swings that occurs when light diminishes in winter, according to the Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Keep hydrated! You may not feel as thirsty in the winter time, but allowing your body to become dehydrated can leave you more vulnerable to getting sick.
  • Pamper your skin! Skin takes a beating in the winter -increase the humidity in your home by adjusting the gauge on your furnace or placing a humidifier in each bedroom. Moisturize after a hot shower to keep your skin from being dry or cracking.
  • Fill up on Fiber! A 2010 study at the University of Illinois found that the fiber in foods like oats, apples, and nuts helps reduce inflammation and strengthens the immune system by increasing anti-inflammatory proteins.
  • Stay Active! Keep moving and reduce stress levels.Our immune system does not function well when we are stressed. And we are more likely to engage in unhealthy habits such as 'Ben and Jerry's' therapy.

View the full article by clicking on the link below.

Fun Facts & Conversation Starters:

  • It is impossible to say "Good Eye Might" Without sounding Australian.
  • 27% - the amount of stress reduction you will feel when washing the dishes. Yes, washing--the --dishes.
  • The happier we are, the less sleep we require.

Buddy the Elf bids you a farewell....

Thank you !!

We had such a fun time this year with our new Elf on the Shelf - Buddy! Thank you to all who participated. Please click the button below to view a quick slideshow of all the chaos he created in our Suite! :)


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