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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

December 1, 2013

Financial Aid Workshop for Parents
EOS Lecture Hall
Monday, December 9 @ 6:30 PM
 
Click on this link for more information.
 
EOS Guidance Unveils New Message Board
 
The EOS Guidance Department has replaced its static message board in the Main Lobby with a state-of-the-art digital message board.  Mounted just above the "old" display case , the 60" inch screen will be updated frequently with information pertinent to students' needs, motivational quotes, and inspirational video clips. 
 
Be sure to take a few minutes and "look up" to view it.
 
 
MCC Registration Goes On-Line
 
A special announcement was made a few weeks ago (click here for this announcement) on this site regarding registration for college credits at Manchester Community College. Students enrolled in MCC courses at EOSHS must complete the on-line application by January 15 in order to be eligible for these credits.
 
TAKE NOTE - DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO PAY A $20 APPLICATION FEE.  DISREGARD THIS STEP.  EOS STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO PAY THE FEE.  INSTEAD, MAKE UP A SIX-DIGIT PIN NUMBER, INSERT IT IN THE BOX WHERE NOTED AND THEN VERIFY IT.  REMEMBER TO RECORD THIS NUMBER FOR FUTURE USE.  THEN COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS, MAKING SURE TO SELECT CCP STUDENT IN THE DROP DOWN MENU.
Students should contact their counselors for more information.
 
What an Attitude of Gratitude Can Do for You

It's turkey time. Loosen the belts. Grab the remote. And give thanks!

With each November comes the holiday that marks the American tradition of Thanksgiving. It's a day devoted to festive feasts, road races, football rivalries, and family relatives. It's also a day set aside, in principle, for giving thanks.

Perhaps you can make this Thanksgiving the start of a new year in which giving thanks is exercised daily. No one needs to tell you that the American culture has come under attack in recent years for its inflated sense of entitlement as we've witnessed the pursuit of happiness morphing into the expectation of such. It's to no one's surprise, then, that anger and angst often surface when this expectation goes unrealized. All of this can lead to a terribly toxic environment. Not good. What may surprise you is that research is revealing a whole host of benefits that may be derived from regular expressions of appreciation and gratitude. Want proof? You may appreciate this article (
The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier) as evidence of the research, and this one as well (A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day). It doesn't take a whole lot of effort, either. They can even be expressed in subtle ways. Here's how.

Donate blood...Hold the door for someone...Give up your seat...Participate in a race/walk that benefits a charity...Send a note to someone who has shown you kindness...Stay calm during a stressful time...Let go of an old grudge...Mentor a classmate or colleague who is new to your school or organization...Throw a party for someone celebrating a milestone...Next time you're ready to blow the horn at a car - don't...Surprise someone...Say "thank you"...Write a letter to someone who's made a difference in your life...Tell your parents you love them...Tell your kids you love them...Give a compliment...Make a donation to your favorite charity, however small...Extend a warm welcome to a newcomer...Put yourself in another person's shoes...Reduce, reuse, recycle...Praise someone who's done well...Tell a joke...Kick bad habits that can harm others...Pass on good news...Give your full attention...Forgive yourself...Laugh...Call a friend you haven't heard from in awhile...Lead by example...Help a younger person discover a hidden talent...Invite someone who's not part of your inner circle to a friendly gathering...Teach about giving...When you see trash, pick it up...When you hear "trash", leave it be.

Practicing an attitude of gratitude - clearly a choice for most people - positively impacts human health, happiness, and social ties. Because so much of life is about giving and receiving, gratitude serves as the organic link between the two. Really - it's what makes us human.

So, make this Thanksgiving a truly Happy Meal, and launch the pursuit of happiness with a Happy New Year of Gratitude Expressed Daily. After awhile, you may find you don't need the research evidence to prove it works.
 
Paying for ECE Courses
 
Don't.  In other words, if you receive a billing statement from the Early College Experience Office (UConn), don't pay it.  Instead, contact the ECE Office with the phone number provided in the billing statement and make sure that your billing statement is removed from their database.  Occasionally, EOS students inadvertently receive a statement among the hundreds that mailed to homes throughout the state. 
 
In this time of gratitude, be thankful that EOS students may earn these very expensive college credits for free.
 
College Unbound
 
Several initiatives launched in recent years have challenged the traditional model of higher education, and many of these have been reported here in previous posts.  One such program is offered by Southern New Hampshire University called College Unbound.  It's a program designed after the Big Picture Learning Initiative, the same initiative that sparked development of the EOS Depot Campus.
 
College Unbound is a different sort of university-level education.  Some of these differences are noted below;
  • a three-year, year-round program
  • students attain a B.A. in Integrated Studies concentrating on a field of their interests
  • a cohort of 12-15 students are in small, discussion-based seminars and have the option of choosing traditional courses as well
  • no traditional testing - students instead make presentations/exhibitions to demonstrate their learning
  • students are involved in internships throughout their three years in the program
  • internships have professional advisers/mentors who are contacted every 2-3 weeks to assist students in making the experience worthwhile
  • internships require meaningful projects
 For more information, go to College Unbound.
 
Articles of Interest
 
 
 


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