Spring Break Health Basics
by Kirsten Falcone, RN
Spring Break is quickly approaching, and many college students choose to travel south for much-needed warmer weather, sunshine, and relaxation. In order to benefit the most from spring break, there are some key health items to remember:
- Sun protection. The winter months in Western New York have taken their toll on all of us this year. But that is no reason to forget to protect yourself from sunburn. Use sunscreen of at least SPF 15 and reapply often, wear cover-ups and a hat, avoid the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and wear sunglasses. If you start to get burned, get out of the sun, and keep hydrated. Mild sunburns can be soothed with over-the-counter pain medications and cool compresses. Avoid any more sun exposure until the current burn has resolved.
- Alcohol safety. The healthiest choice is one glass (five ounces) of red wine per day for women and two glasses per day for men. The liver cannot process more than one ounce of hard liquor, five ounces of wine, or 12 ounces of beer per hour. In addition, drink one eight-ounce glass of water per alcoholic drink. Make sure one person is a designated driver, or arrange another mode of transportation.
- For more information on enjoying a healthy Spring Break, visit these Web sites:
The Career Development Center would like to highlight an outstanding student worker with a special award for their service and contribution to the Hilbert Community. The award will be presented during the Student Government Association Award Ceremony on April 11.
In recognition of the accomplishments of students who are employed on our campus during the 2013-2014 academic year, or employed through association with our campus (i.e.: internship, volunteerism, work study, or practicum as a part of the curriculum), the Career Development Center is once again sponsoring a campaign to find the student employee who has contributed most to the College and to the community. Any student employed on campus or employed through affiliation with a course is eligible for nomination.
If you are interested in nominating a student, please email Katie Martoche, director of Career Development & Service Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a nomination form. Please return all nominations to the Career Center by March 7.
Join the Career Development Center for a FREE four course meal and learn how to present a professional image while dining with employers and colleagues. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, March 3 to reserve your seat.
Fish fry dinners will be served on two Fridays during Lent from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Hilbert College’s Campus Center Dining Hall. Take-out and sit-down dinners will be available March 7, and April 4. The dinners are sponsored by the Hilbert Alumni Association.
Basket raffles will be available at the dinners and proceeds will benefit the Hilbert College Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Dinners will be $10 per person, which includes fried or baked fish, french fries, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, dessert, and a beverage. Grilled cheese or chicken nuggets children’s dinners for $6 per child will also be available.
By Sean Lynch
March 8th is International Women’s Day! To help celebrate society’s strides in gender equality and all of womankind’s achievements, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Great Expectations Club, and Oxfam America Club will be hosting Hilbert’s own Women’s Day celebration and ceremony on March 4th. The event begins with a discussion on human trafficking from special guest speaker Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy Elizabeth Fildes at 12:25 in Bogel Hall 101. Immediately following the presentation, representatives from Oxfam America Club will be announcing and distributing this year’s awards for some of the outstanding women at Hilbert.
These Women’s Day awards, generously provided by Oxfam America, are meant to acknowledge and honor many of the strong and inspiring women in the Hilbert College community, whether they are enrolled as students or employed as faculty or staff, and the club could use your help in choosing the nominees. The club is seeking to honor nominees whose roles in the community represent pillars of inspiration for the achievements of womankind and also demonstrate the eight Franciscan values (hope, peace, service, joy, integrity, respect, compassion, and vision) through their lives and actions.
Last year’s Women’s Day ceremony began with guest speaker Mariatu Kamara, a war survivor from Sierra Leone and UNICEF special representative. After a gripping and eye-opening speech about her experiences during the conflict, which even took her hands, she gave an empowering message about how true strength can be found within. When Kamara’s presentation had concluded, Oxfam America Club members announced and distributed awards to Kim Sperring, Dr. Amy Smith, Erin Robson, and Lauren Watkins for being influential women in Hilbert’s staff. Marjorie Sanders, Hayley Ploetz, Jamie Hopkins, and Olivia Kimble received the Women’s Day awards for the school’s student body.
By filling out a short nomination sheet, you can help to recognize and honor our campus’ strong and inspiring women. The nomination period runs until February 21st and the clubs would like to have as many nominations as possible. Nomination applications can be found in the faculty lounge or can be requested through Marne Griffin (BH 108), so be sure to spread the word and spread the recognition. For more information about Oxfam America, the not-for-profit organization seeking to end poverty and social injustices, please visit their website at oxfamamerica.org. And if you would like to learn more about International Women’s Day or read about other related events, please visit internationalwomensday.com.
Looking for something fun to do in the snow? Colden Tubing at Kissing Bridge tickets are now on sale for just $5 in the Student Activities Office located in the lower level of the Campus Center. Hilbert students must show their student ID when purchasing the ticket. The tickets are good to use for the rest of the season.
Sponsored by Student Activities