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The Oredigger Issue 17 - March 1, 2010

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 Volume 90, Issue 17March 1, 2009
News 2Features 3sports 5opiNioN - 7
~world headlines~scientific discoveries~tech break ~beer review~athlete of the week ~track ~minds at mines~tim’s two cents
satire  8
~rumor mill~paisley pattern
Writing may not be the primaryfocus of most degree programs atthe Colorado School of Mines butitÕs becoming an area of increased
importance in the scientic com
-munity. On Tuesday, faculty met forthe monthly Pedagogy Seminar todiscuss increasing opportunitiesfor Mines students to sharpen theirwritten communication skills.Writing has been flagged asa potential weakness of a Mineseducation. Feedback from em-ployers indicates Mines alumni areextremely well prepared from atechnical level. But the same dataindicates slower promotion of manyMines graduates due to a perceivedweakness in their ability to com-municate, particularly in the area of writing. To address these concernsand discuss tactics to combat theseshortcomings, Associate ProfessorJon Leydens, from the Departmentof Language, Arts, and InternationalStudies, led an open-discussionpedagogy with a presentationentitled ÒNot Your ParentsÕWritingPedagogy: How Writing Can FosterLearning in Engineering and ScienceCourses.ÓÒ A 1994 survey of alumni con-
rmed what we were hearing from
industry,ÓLeydens explained. ÒTheysaw themselves not being promotedahead of [other employees] whohave communication skills thatthey lack.ÓThe school is obviouslyconcerned with this feedback. Sohow did the Mines failed to preparethese alumni adequately in termsof their professional writing? Ley-dens suggested the problem is adecreased emphasis on writing inthe curriculum at Mines.Misconceptions about writinghave downplayed its importancefor engineers, scientists and econo-mists in their respective careers.Leydens spent ten years workingin CSs Writing Center, where heoften heard students argue that thegrammatical aspect of a paper wasnot as important as the technicalinformation. Leydens explainedthe error in this approach using aÒsignal-to-noise ratioÓanalogy. ÒIf the signal is unclear because theamount of noise is so high, IÕm notgoing to understand what youÕretrying to communicate to meÉthetechnical content. There are con-sequences for [improper] grammarand composition.ÓHe proposed methods for in-creasing the use of writing in the
scientic and engineering courses
at Mines, overcoming the commonmisconception that writing canonly be used as a learning tool innontechnical courses. ÒResearchsuggests otherwise,ÓLeydenscontested. ÒStudies have clearlyshown that, when integrated prop-erly, writing can foster learning inany course. If you explicitly con-nect writing to specific learningobjectives writing will foster criticalthinking in students no matter whattheyÕre studying.ÓHe explained howwriting can provide relevance for thecourse, encouraging students to puttheir time and effort into learningthe fundamentals when they cansee the real-world applications. Hesuggested incorporating writingassignments that foster analysis,synthesis, and evaluation of the keyconcepts. Ò You have to explain whyyou are asking students to write,how it builds to future learning,and how it is linked to your courseobjectives.Ó Another common misconcep-tion about writing is the assumptionthat it is best applied in summa-tive, formal, graded assignmentsthat require considerable amountsof time outside the classroom.ÒThe learning happens whenstudents are writing in any fash-ion,Óhe explained.ÒIt doesnÕt neces-sarily have to begraded work.ÓHeexplained the effec-tiveness of Òminutepapers,Ówhere stu-dents hand in slipsof paper at the end of each lecture listing oneconcept that was clearlyunderstood and one thatwas unclear. Using very littleclassroom time, this approachencourages students to think critically about key conceptswhile they are fresh in theirminds. It also providesprofessors with valuablefeedback on areas wherestudents are strugglingto comprehend the ma-terial.Ò You have to convincestudents that there is valuein writing,Óhe explained.He explained how writingcan be very valuable forclarifying and discovering ideas. Hedescribed a published study on sixleading scientists in the biologicalsciences and how they approachedthe writing process. ÒFor the major-ity of them, they used the writingprocess for discovery. They werenÕt just writing things from past experi-ence, they were discovering newconcepts as they wrote.ÓEven if students recognize theinherent value of writing, it can beargued that writing willtake time awayfrom classroomcoverage of the key tech-nical con-cepts. ÒWhileit may seemcounterintui-tive, writing activ-ities that fostercritical think-ing requirestudents tomore thor-oughly un-derstand theconcepts.It takes ahigher de-gree of un-derstandingto synthe-size, apply,and evalu-ate techni-cal concepts[than simplymemorizingthem].ÓHeargued writ-ing forces arestructuring of the learning processfor students in their out-of-classstudy time. ÒIt can actually reducethe time spent in Ôdo-you-get-thisÕactivities [during class time] andincrease coverage of other content.Ó
 This suggests increased efciency in
the classroom.Leydens demonstrated thatitÕs not enough to have studentsanswer direct questions about aconcept. ÒWriting,Óhe explained,Òteaches students to think like ascientist, engineer, or economist. Itshould be somewhat open-endedand teach them about habits of mind, methods of inquiry, ways of knowing and ways of communicat-ing knowledge.ÓLeydens stressed that writingisnÕt the best approach for everyconcept and that some learningis best accomplished using thestandard non-verbal techniquessuch as straight-forward equationsand answers. But he underlined theimportance of writing in the profes-sional development of engineersand scientists.ÒStudents need to understandthat there is professional value inwriting. Good physicists communi-cate well in writing. Good chemistswrite well. An effective professionalin any technical discipline is ef-
fective at communicating difcult
concepts.Ó The message is clear for Minesstudents. Technical excellenceincludes the ability to write. ItÕs not
enough to master difcult concepts
Ða great engineer or scientist musteffectively communicate those ideasto the rest of the world.
Engineers and scientists need to be effective writers
Erik Lord
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The Abominable Lincoln
Nicely done.
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 ThursdayÕs ASCSM meetingbegan with a sobering letter fromgraduate student Arianne Dean. The letter, written after DeanÕsattendance at February 1smeeting, accused ASCSM of poorcommunication with the studentbody, poor meeting protocol,and lack of focus on serving thestudents for which it was built.ÒOverall, I left the meeting withthe impression that ASCSM isa self-serving organization thatdoes not really care about thestudents and that most of theÔrepresentativesÕare there onlyto pad their resumes,ÓDean re-marked in the letter. She went onto state that she will henceforthnot attend ASCSM meetingsÒbecause I feel that the meetingsare not focused on informing thestudent body of the actions beingtaken by the school and ASCSM.ÓÒShe made a lot of goodpoints,ÓStudent Body PresidentJaime Thorpe noted after readingthe letter aloud in-meeting, ÒandI donÕt really think anything shesaid was wrong, so we just needto move forward and be better.Ó That done, Faculty Represen-tative Rambert Nahm announcedthat the new CSCI101 course hasbeen added to MinesÕs distributedcore. This introductory computerscience course will be required forComputer Sci-ence and Electri-cal Engineeringmajors.Parking Com-mittee chair and ASCSM VicePresident Ashley Young then took the floor. Sheannounced thatthe recent Minesparking survey had 700 partici-pants, including 100 hand-writtenresponses, ÒWhich is a phenom-enal response for something likethat.ÓRespondents were largely infavor of a tiered parking fee system,with an outlying-lot-only pass beinga less expensive option than an all-access pass including lots closer tothe center of campus. They were,however, opposed to a kiosk-based system, requiring studentsto pay for parking on a per-actionbasis. Respondents favored theaddition of a light on the corner of 19th and Elm Streets, tended topark in the CTLM lot over otherlots, and were demographicallyskewed toward graduate stu-dents and juniors.Next, Ryan Browne was ap-proved as the next Editor-in-Chief for The Oredig-ger. He statedthat during histenure, the pa-per would movefurther towarda high-qualityweb contentmodel. He alsosuggested pro-moting greaterawareness of what services The Orediggermakes available to advertisers.None opposed this motion. ASCSM then approved chang-es in its bylaws to bring them inline with recent updates in theBoard of Publications and toclarify the duties of the ASCSM At-Large Community Represen-tative. With the amendment, the At-Large Community Represen-tative now has per-semesterattendance requirements for citycouncil meetings and other com-munity government events.
 ASCSM gets reality check?
Ian Littman
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ÒI left the meeting withthe impression thatASCSM is a self-servingorganization that doesnot really care about thestudents.Ó
eriK Lord / oredigger
Mines dentistpublishes children’s book
 
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Sara Post
Editor-in-Chief 
Neelha Mudigonda
Managing Editor 
Abdullah Ahmed
Business Manager 
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Webmaster 
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Design Editor 
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 Asst. Business Manager for Sales and Marketing 
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Headlines from around the world
Local News
 The CSM women’s bas-ketball set a program recordby taking their 20th win beat-ing Chadron State 81-69. Thebeats the previous record of 19set in both the 2004-2005 and2008-2009 seasons.CSM cross-country runners Aaron Swift, Sydney Laws andMarie Patton earned All-Ac-ademic honors by the UnitedStates Track & Field CrossCountry Coaches Association2009.March 1 is National PeaceCorps Day. There will be a pre-sentation in Ballroom C of theStudent Center by the MinesPeace Corps recruiter. The CSM Orediggers Base-ball team beat the Universityof Nebraska-Kearney 9-7 inthe opener of a 3-game series.UNK then went on to win the -nal two games of the series.With a win over ChadronState 84-74, the CSM Oredig-gers men’s basketball teamhave ensured their #1 seed inthe East Division for the RMACShootout.
Emily Trudell,
Staff Writer 
Jake Rezac,
Content Manager 
Berwickshire, U.K.
A species of bumblebee long thought extinct hasbeen seen in Scotland for the rst time in 50 years. The so-called SouthernCuckoo bumblebee looks similar to a normal bumblebee but has a distinctantenna. The discovery underscores a recent decline in Scottish bees dueto weather. Scientists are unsure if the shift is due to climate change.
Siena, Italy.
Physicists have employedlaser technology often used in removing tat-toos to cleaning centuries-old works of art.While scientists thought this would work intheory, it has now been successfully appliedto paintings at the Sagrestia Vecchia and theCappella del Manto in Italy. Laser techniquesare preferred to mechanical and chemicalones because they’re more accurate andprecise. This technique has also been per-formed on underwater artifacts and the cre-ators hope easel paintings will be next.
Troy, NY.
New science sug-gests that teenagers who don’tsee enough sunlight in the morn-ing hours of the day are likely tobecome night owls. By not seeingsunlight in the early morning, thebiological systems which regulatesleep are being under-stimulat-ed. Specically, by not absorb-ing enough blue light, studentsweren’t releasing the chemicalwhich tells the brain when it’s night.Because of this, they went to bedlater and didn’t get enough sleep.
San Diego, CA.
New studies suggest that se-niors who play video games which involve exerciseand normal game play helps prevent depression.Depression in seniors often leads to disability andexpensive medical bills. However, when playing aNintendo Wii with a sports game on it, the studyparticipants improved their depression symptoms.Scientists hope this research will be used in thefuture to help depression in all people. A 
magnitude 8.8
earthquakestruck 197 southwest of the Chileancapital city, Santiago. The Nazcaplate, subducting under the South American plate, caused the quake. The earthquake ruptured 340 milesof the fault zone. The earthquakewas located 140 miles north of thelocation of the largest earthquakeever recorded, a magnitude 9.5quake, recorded in 1960.Dawn Brancheau, a
Seaworldtrainer
, was killed during a showlast week when an Orca whalegrabbed her from a platform nextto the pool and dragged her under-water. The whale, Tilikum, was pre-viously involved in a trainer’s deathin 1991. Brancheau, age 40, wasan expert trainer at the park. A man shot and killed a
specialeducation teacher
as she arrivedat Birney Elementary in Tacoma,Washington. The suspect lateropen red at a deputy in the park-ing lot of a daycare and was killedwhen the deputy returned re. Thedeputy was not hurt, and police be-lieve that the man had an “infatua-tion” with the 30 year old teacher. Anthony Stancl, 19, from NewBerlin, Wisconsin, was sentencedto 15 years in prison for
blackmail-ing
dozens of his high school peersfor sex using Facebook. Stanclpleaded no contest to two felonycounts and repeated sexual assualtof a minor. A 
tsunami advisory 
was is-sued in Japan’s Ryukyu islandsafter a 7.0 magnitude earthquakestruck off of the coast of OkinawaFriday morning. People living nearthe seashore were encouraged toevacuate.Pepsico’s
Gatorade
(R)
brandannounced that it would be endingits partnership with Tiger Woods.Gatorade(R) was the third brand todrop its commitments with Woods,preceeded by Accenture and AT&T. The announcement cameafter months of scandal regardingWoods’ extramarital affairs.
India’s Finance Ministry 
pre-dicted an 8.75 percent increasefor the coming scal year, indicat-ing a return to the economic statethat the country enjoyed before therecent global economic downturn. Television star
Gary Coleman
 was hospitalized after suffering aseizure on the set of “The Insider.”Coleman, 41, is reported to be instable condition in a Los Angeleshospital and was also hospitalizedlast month for seizure activity.Seven tourists were killed in a
plane crash
near the Nazca Lines,a famous site in Peru. The touristswere Chilean and Peruvian andwere viewing the landmark hiero-glyphs. A study con-ducted by theLondonSchooloEconomics and Political Sciencefound that people who had
atheistand liberal beliefs
, and men whoare sexually exclusive generally hadhigher IQ,s. The school said thatthis data should not be used totypecast people, as the differencewas only 6 to 11 points.France began the draft of aproposal that would require vio-lent husbands to wear an
elec-tronic tag
if they have received arestraining order to stay away fromtheir spouse. The proposal is beingdebated among the French Parlia-ment, as part of a law on conjugalviolence. The law is expected topass, and as received cross partysupport in France.
Bloom Energy 
announcedthe commercial availability of theirBloom Energy Server(tm), a fuel cellsystem that can provide the powerfor approximately 100 residentialhomes, with a payback time on theinvestment of 3-5years.
 
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If you’ve read previous TechBreaks, you know about the Mines VPN; install a small piece of softwareon your computer and you can con-nect to the Mines campus from any-where, as if you were sitting in theCTLM. That’s great, but the VPN isn’tthe fastest technology in the world,and it’s a bother to have to down-load and run the client on any ma-chine you want to use to access theMines network. Fortunately, thanksto the presence of several non-re-walled Linux systems on-campus,there is another way: SSH tunneling. The cool thing about SSH tunnelingis that both ends of the connectiondon’t need anything special to makeit work. You’re just logging into a re-mote system and proxying whatevertrafc you want through it. On yourend, all you need is an SSH client(built-in on Mac OS X and Linux,PuTTY on Windows). On the serverend, all you need is something withSSH and a rewall exception (or norewall at all) so you can connect viaSSH from the outside world. Thismeans that many cheap web host-ing accounts can actually be usedto securely browse the web fromanywhere by just SSH tunneling in;all four of my web hosts allow this. There are a couple of different waysyou can use SSH tunneling. Onecreates a SOCKS proxy that youcan plug into most programs (in-cluding all major web browsers andFTP clients) and use that to surf orupload as if you were sitting at, forexample, imagine.mines.edu (nor-mally impossible since Imaginedoesn’t have a local monitor). Theother type of tunnel forwards spe-cic services available to the SSHserver to specic ports on your lo-cal machine. This is quite useful if,for example, you’re trying to log intoone of the (rewalled) Alamode labmachines from the outside world;set up a tunnel to forward port 22on pie.mines.edu to port 22222 onyour local system (localhost) andyou’re set. As long as the tunnel isactive, SSHing into localhost:22222will get you into the Alamode lab.With all that said, let’s start withinstructions on making tun-nels in OS X or Linux, spe-cically “all inclusive” ones.1. Open a terminal window.2. Type in
ssh -ND 8080 user-name@imagine.mines.edu
andhit Enter, then put in your MinesCCIT password, to create a SOCKSproxy on port 8080 of your machinethat feeds right to Imagine. Substi-tute
username
for your Mines login(Trailhead etc.) and 8080 for theport you want your tunnel to endon. Replace the
username@imag-ine.mines.edu
part with your SSHlogin to another server (a web hostfor example) to connect elsewhere.2a. The terminal window will just sitthere once connected to the tunnel;to end the tunnel exit the terminalwindow. If you want to make thetunnel run in the background with-out needing a window open add
-f
 to the end of the SSH command.Just realize that, until you manuallykill that particular SSH process orreboot, the proxy will stay in place.If you want to browse the webthrough this proxy, Firefox is rela-tively simple to set up for action.Just remember that you need tochange your proxy settings back to «No proxy» when your tun-nel is gone. These instructionsapply cross-platform for Firefox(Windows, Linux, OS X) howeverthe location of Preferences in themenu bar is going to be a little dif-ferent depending on the platform.1. In OS X, go to to the Firefox menu,then click Preferences. In Windows(and most Linux variants) you're look-ing for Options in the Tools menu.2. Switch to the Advancedtab, then go to the Network sub-tab and click Settings.3. Select Manual proxy congu-ration and enter
localhost
forthe SOCKS Host. The Port eldgets whatever port you decidedto use when creating the tun-nel; in my example that's 8080.4. Hit OK until you're out of the op-tions window, and browse away!If you want to grab one remotely-available service and make it avail-able to your system on some localport, the process is similar to creat-ing a “dynamic” proxy. You just needto change your SSH command abit. For example, to bring pie.mines.edu port 22 to localhost port 22222through imagine, you would typein
ssh -N username@imagine.mines.edu -L 22222:pie.mines.edu:22
. Again, you can add
-f
toput this tunnel in the backgroundso your terminal doesn't need tobe open to keep the tunnel alive. Asfor the format of the second half of the command,
-L
brings a remoteservice to a local port, and the fol-Wellness day, hosted by Stu-dent Development Services, iscoming up!Be sure and partake in the fes-tivities at CSM’s Annual WellnessDay!Each year, a variety of localhealth & wellness experts gatherin the Ballrooms of the StudentCenter to share their wares withthe CSM campus community. Thisevent is a wonderful opportunityto sample new products, get freemassages, participate in healthscreenings and safety demonstra-tions, and just have a great time!Now I have seen it all. I knewthat the Colorado School of Mineswas known for its unreal amount of clubs for students to get involved in,but it never dawned on me that theschool might actually have a HulaHoop Club. But, we have clubs andorganizations for all other types of activities, so why not a Hula HoopClub? This was the thinking behindLiz Major’s idea to start the club. A young club, Major’s Hoopingclub just began holding sessions atthe end of last fall to give people achance to give the circular piece of plastic a try. Major rst discoveredthe activity at a recent music festi-val. “There were people all over theplace just dancing with hoops” shequipped. But the idea grabbed herinterest, and she was hooked. How-ever, the idea of organized Hoop-ing is not an original idea by major. There is a strong and growing com-munity of people out there. Mostlylocated in California and Colorado,people from all demographics cometogether as it gives everyone achance to participate.Organized Hooping is composedmainly of two sections, a dancingportion and an aerobic portion. Theaerobics is a display of a combina-tion of both yoga-type exercise andcoordination with a hoop. Major ex-plained that this portion of hoopinghas provided some realistic results.In her words, “It keeps you toned.Hoopers don’t have mufn tops.” This activity is for anyone lookingto shed a little extra baggage or tobuild up their core. The dancing part, Major’s fa-vorite, provides a fun outlet fromschool. They don’t perform or com-pete, but just get together to danceand try ridiculous new tricks. Someof Major’s favorites include a VortexWhere else can you taste organicfoods, get some quick healthchecks, dabble in acupuncture,learn to manage stress and get abody comp test all in one place?Did I mention the
free stuff 
?We continue to promote the 5Dimensions of Wellness: Physical,Emotional, Social, Intellectual andSpiritual through this event. Wehave invited vendors who repre-sent all of these dimensions withthe goal of broadening our viewsof Wellness. Everything from tra-ditional and alternative medicine,safety and prevention, outdoor rec-reation and travel, to healthy eatingand nutrition will be represented.Each year we introduce newlowing string has the format
<localport>:<remote host>:<remoteport>
. If you wanted to passthrough web trafc from csci261.mines.edu to port 1337 on your ownmachine, thus making the site avail-able at http://localhost:1337, thispart of the command would changeto
1337:csci261.mines.edu:80
. As a side note, OS X users canget a GUI-based SSH tunnel clientby the name of Meerkat, but thatcosts money ($19.99 to be exact).If you're using Windows the pro-cess involves lling out settings inPuTTY rather than punching com-mands into a terminal. If you re-ally want to execute the previousinstructions, install Cygwin (http:// www.cygwin.com), a package that'sinstalled on every Mines Windowssystem I've come across. Other-wise, grab PuTTY (it's at http:/oredig.us/h if you don't have it...campus computers have PuTTY preinstalled) and follow these in-structions:1. Open PuTTY and enter SSHserver into the Host Name/IP ad-dress box. If you want to log in tothe Mines network, you'd wantto input imagine.mines.edu here.2. On the left hand side of theconnection dialog there's a listof various options. Under Con-nection, click the plus sign be-side SSH, then click Tunnels.3a. For “dynamic” forwarding(what you use to browse the webthrough Imagine) set the Dynamicradio button, ll in the Source port(8080 if you're going along withthe above examples) and hit Add.3b. To reach one specic service,choose the Local radio button, ll inthe Source port as before (22222 bythe previous example) and ll in yourdestination host:port under Destina-tion. If you're trying to get to SSH onpie.mines.edu, the value to ll in herewould be pie.mines.edu:22. Onceyou're done with all that, click Add.4. Go back to Session options (it'swhere you were when you started)and save your tunnel settings. Thatway you don't have to spend afew minutes setting everything upthe next time you want to connect.5. Click Open, type your usernameand password in the terminal win-dow that pops up, and you're suc-cessfully tunneled in. Note that sinceWindows doesn't have SSH as abuilt-in service you'll have to keepyour PuTTY terminal window opento keep your tunnel alive, thoughyou can minimize the window with-out issue. There you have it: a cross-plat-form guide to SSH tunneling. Armedwith this knowledge, you can surf securely in the hottest of hotspots orlog into the Mines network at blaz-ing speeds with no Juniper Network Connect software required. One ca-veat is that with SSH tunneling youdon't get your own IP address, butin most cases you don't need an IPof your own, so everything is still co-pacetic. As always, questions, commentsand clarications to this article areencouraged. Comment on theonline version of this article; I'll bewatching and, to the best of my abil-ity, answering.
Ian Littman,
Tech Break Columnist
SSH Tunneling: Like a VPN, only cooler 
and a Halo. But there are hundredsof tricks out there. They range fromstalls, to throwing the hoop off yourbody, to insane spins that wouldmake me pass out.But don’t be fooled, this is a farcry from those innocent little plastichoop you played with in 2
nd
gradegym class. The Hoopers’ hulahoops are much bigger and heavier,for better performance. Averagehoops come between 30-40” andweigh around two pounds. “Peopleat Mines will understand the physicsof it,” Major assured,”bigger hoopsare easier to keep rotating aroundyour body”. And she convincedme that this club isn’t for the faintof heart. Many hoopers get bruisesfrom repeated hits from the hoop orfrom violently orbiting it around theirknees. And you know how footballplayers wear certain gloves to helpcatch a football? The same prin-ciple is true when it comes to thetape wrapping around a hoop. Ma- jor spends time deciding a balancebetween aesthetic appearance andfriction when deciding which tape toutilize. This club takes hula hoops tothe next level.Right now, Major’s group is asmall one. Still in its “infancy”, asshe described it, the club is eager toaccept new faces. They meet in theMcNeil room of the Student Rec-reation Center every Tuesday nightand Thursday afternoon and themeetings are open to anyone. Majorexplained that many of the peopleshe knows are very interested in theidea of hula hooping, and is trying tospread the word. But you don’t haveto be an expert like Major, perform-ing Vortexes in the middle of the stu-dent center, to be involved. “We’vehad a few noobs come in, that’s forsure”, she noted. But that’s the bestpart. It’s a group of students justgetting together to take their mindoff school and have fun.
Tornados in Rec Center Student Development promoteswellness to campus community
vendors and keep our loyal favor-ites. These service providers do-nate their time and resources toeducate our campus communityand converse with students. In re-cent years, vendors have sharedhow impressed they are with thequality and thoughtfulness of stu-dent questions and interest lev-els during this event. In additionto the great giveaways, we hopeparticipants walk away with newawareness and openness to tryingsomething new to promote theirwell-being.Wellness Day occurs Fri-day, March 5th from 10:30am to1:30pm in the Student Center Ball-rooms.
Courtesy Student Develop-ment ServicesTrevor Crane
Staff Writer 

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