This Week In Honors
The week of May 2nd, 2016
Thank you from the Honors Directors
We wanted to announce that our terms as Honors Directors will be ending in June. Thank you for giving us the best job on campus. It has been our great pleasure to work with you all, and we are very proud of your achievements.
Please note that this isn't goodbye: we look forward to seeing you in our classrooms and around campus next year!
Do great things on your final exams, and congratulations to all the graduates.
Dr. Weierman and Dr. Hood-DeGrenier
Volunteer Opportunity: Honors Orientation
Dates: 6/21, 6/24, and 6/28
Location: Private Dining in Sheehan POD
Extreme Art-ery Events
- Woodwind Ensemble from 12:00-12:30 in the Student Center.
- Spring Student Recital starting at 7:00 pm in the Sullivan Auditorium, admission is free.
- Unplugged Orchestra from 3:00-3:30 in the Student Center.
- Guitar Performance starting at 1:00 pm in the Student Center.
- Now, That's A Capella performance at 7:00 in the Fuller Theater, admission is free.
A few ways to decrease stress during finals week
Controlled breathing and deepening the breath.
Visualization (combined with controlled breathing).
Progressive muscle relaxation.
Exercise and/or go outside.
Accept the things you cannot change.
Make a cup of tea or coffee.
Make a yummy, but healthy snack.
Play with a pet.
Work in a garden.
Do a yoga practice.
Plan a massage and get a massage.
Make time to curl up with a good book.
Listen to music...and sing along, or dance and sing!
Watch a comedy - Laughter is the best medication.
Take a walk or go for a bike ride.
Spend time in nature.
Call a good friend.
Light scented candles.
Write in a journal.
What's Wrong with Pulling an All-Nighter?
Pulling an all-nighter may sound like a good idea, but it comes with many negative side effects. Please think twice before cutting sleep out of the equation!
- It stresses you out, and your body produces more cortisol, the "stress hormone."
- Lack of sleep will make you hungrier and increase risk of weight gain, because the hormones (Leptin and Ghrelin) that regulate appetite are out of sync.
- Your frontal lobes slow down, and concentration becomes increasingly difficult.
- Your working memory, which is connected to your frontal lobe, is harmed by a lack of sleep.
- Multi-tasking becomes even harder because of the decreased concentration.
- Remembering what a person said is even harder, which is connected to your pre-frontal lobe being adversely affected during sleep deprivation.
- It can cause mood swings and make you "emotionally irrational" because it causes you to overreact to negative experiences, and the pre-frontal lobe is not effectively regulating emotions.
- It puts you at risk for diabetes if sleep deprivation is not addressed.
- It makes it easier for you to get sick, and recovery time takes longer.
Fun fact: AP Credit and LASC!
Use the RSVP form to earn honors events credit
Remember that honors students need to attend two events per semester. These events may be sponsored by our program or by other campus organizations. Please consult the honors calendar on the blog and web site (or even embed the honors calendar in your own google calendar) and respond using our online RSVP form. Please let us know if there are any events on campus we’ve missed; we are always glad to add events to the calendar. The RSVP records are maintained by the graduate assistants; please address any questions to Ellen Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dr. Karen Woods Weierman, Director
Dr. Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier, Assistant Director
Mary Flibbert, Honors Assistant
Ellen Snyder, Graduate Assistant