Avoid getting sick, Heath Center, Rockin' Autumn
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"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts"
~Winston Churchill

Happy Monday, <<First Name>>!

Mid-semester grades aren't even out yet and the class schedules for next semester are already posted! It feels like just a few weeks ago school started, doesn't it? In preparation for class registration, take a look at the schedule here. Be sure to check your registration time on your "MyUCMerced" page. Don't be caught off guard and miss out on classes you need! 

Since the class schedule is out, now would be a good time to start planning your spring semester. If you need some help with what classes you should take, be sure to meet with your peer academic advisor. Details on meeting with a peer academic advisor are coming up in next weeks email. And of course, you always have your mentor who might be able to give you some insight into registration from personal experience. Let them know of any questions and concerns, and they'll be able to direct you accordingly. With a little practice, registration will be a breeze! =]


How to avoid getting sick

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live in." - Jim Rhon
You probably have noticed by now more people sneezing and coughing around you in class, at the store or even at your dorm. Yes, the flu season is approaching and it's extra important that you maintain your health. Students are more prone to get sick in the next few weeks due to the changing weather and the stress of midterms. But no worries Bobcat, listed below are some pointers to avoid sickness.
Hygiene: If you need to cough, make sure that you cover your mouth with your inner elbow in order to prevent the spread of the flu onto people and surrounding objects. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly.
Night Rest: Everyone needs a good night rest. Ideally, seven to eight hours of sleep is sufficient to strengthen your immune system. Also, sleeping helps you to concentrate in everyday tasks.

Fluids: Regardless of hot or cold, the human body needs to stay hydrated. Make sure to pack a water bottle in your sport bag or backpack. 

Checkups: Whether you feel sick or not, it is important to get a check up. Regular checks ups help prevent sickness before it occurs. This includes getting caught up with your vaccinations such as the seasonal flue shot. The flue shot can be obtained free of charge through the campus students health center.

Of course, there are several ways to avoid getting sick. You can find 101 more tips at  Rudgers student health services webpage here. Don't miss out on the seasonal fun by getting caught up with the flu, bobcats stay healthy!

Resource of the Week

H. Rajender Reddy Health Center
If you are ever feeling sick or need an immunization, you can go to the H. Rajender Reddy Health Center located conveniently on campus! It's a bit hidden within the Gallo Recreation & Athletics Center, but don't worry! All you have to do is open that door, walk inside and to your right you will see stairs. Walk up & you arrive! The health center also provides services for all students such as flu vaccines and annual check ups. A full list of services can be found here. So if your health needs some quality care make your appointment by calling (209) 228-2273 or walk right in to make it. The health center will do their best to help you.

How Success Mentors Rock Autumn

Autumn season is upon us and there are ways to make autumn fun and delightful! This week features two of our Success Mentors and their favorite "Autumns' Must-Have." Now, it's time to get creative and rock Autumn while being yourself!

Name: Steven Bustamante
Hometown: San Jose, CA
What I like most about Autumn: "Having Thanksgiving fest because I get to eat all the food my mom makes."

One item that I must have with me to survive Autumn in Merced: "My favorite rain coat! It's my favorite item because I use it most of the fall season. It's green (which is my favorite color) and water-proof. It always keeps me warm and dry. And it is also durable during those harsh wind and rainy days."

Name: Karina Palillo
Hometown: La Verne, CA
What I like most about Autumn: "The weather! I love the weather in Fall because it is not too hot and not too cold." 

One item that I must have with me to survive Autumn in Merced: "My favorite fall item would be my scarf! It's perfect for those cold and windy days in Merced!"

Approved Events

SMP Events

Nightmare on Stress Street 
Monday October 20th 11:00-12:00 PM
KL 298
Tuesday October 21st 11:00-12:00 PM
Bobcat Lair (KL 169)

Haunted by stressful ghosts of midterm's past? Learn to put these stressful spirits to rest with the Success Mentor program as we discuss major solutions regarding stress management.

Non-SMP Events
Introduction to Pre-Veterinary Medicine 
Tuesday October 14th 11:00-12:00 PM 
S&E1 270
Event Link

Careers in Criminology 
Tuesday October 14th 3:00-4:00 PM 
SSB 250
Event Link

B.L.S. Congruence Part 1
Wednesday October 15th 3:00-4:00 PM
Bobcat Lair (KL169)
Event Link

EAP Opportunities for Natural Science Students
Thursday October 16th 11:00-12:00 PM
S&E1 270
Event Link

Pre-Health Speaker Series
Thursday October 16th 7:00-8:30 PM
SSB 250
Event Link

Introduction to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician's Assistant 
Tuesday October 21st  11:00-12:00 PM  
S&E1 270
Event Link
B.L.S. Common Purpose Part 2
Tuesday October 21st 6:00-7:00 PM
Bobcat Lair (KL169)
Event Link

Social Media and Professionalism Workshop
Wednesday October 22nd 3:00-4:00 PM
SSB 250
Event Link

Money Wise Bobcat Institute - Identity Theft
Wednesday October 22nd 4:00-6:00 PM
Bobcat Lair (KL169)
Event Link

Science Survival Tips - MyAudit & Registration 
Tuesday October 28th 11:00-12:00 PM
S&E1 270
Event Link

Cover Letter Workshop
Wednesday October 29th 10:00-11:00 AM 
SSB 250
Event Link
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