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November-December 2011 Perch Newsletter Final

November-December 2011 Perch Newsletter Final

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November/December 2011 Seahawk Perch Newsletter
November/December 2011 Seahawk Perch Newsletter

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Non-Traditional  Newsletter 
November/December 2011
Save the Date! 
Be sure to put our upcoming events onyour calendar! Join us on Facebook for
the latest updates and informaon. All
events are
FREE
.
O-Campus Coee Breaks
WednesdaysNovember 30January 11January 18January 25
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cornerstone Lounge, Fisher Center
Nontrad Social/ Meet and Greet
Wednesday, January 18
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Sharkey’s Game Room
Family Movie Manee
The Lion King
Saturday, February 18
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Lumina Theatre
O-Campus Housing Fair
Wednesday, February 22
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Warwick Center
The Non-Tradional Newsleer is amonthly publicaon of theSeahawk Perch. For moreinformaon about the Perch and its
resources, visit our web site at
www.uncw.edu/seahawkperch
.The holiday season can be stressful for a number of reasons.
However, for students, stress during the holidays can be
doubled by the frenzy of nal exams, projects, and travelingover the semester break. It is important to learn the best ways
to regulate stress before it takes a toll on your health, family,
and academic performance.The Seahawk Perch, in collaboraon with Health Promoons,CARE, Crossroads and the Community Standards Commiee,invites you to join us in the
Stress-Free Zone
on
Wednesday,December 7, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
in the Cornerstone Lounge
of Fisher Student Center (across from the Seahawk Perch). Theevent mixes fun acvies such as board games and cras withopportunies to learn how to manage stress without the use of drugs or alcohol. Massage therapists will provide free shoulderand neck massages and an instructor will lead meditaonsessions throughout the day. Check our Facebook page forregular updates about the event.
Are you traveling thisholiday season?
Check out page 2 for the topsafe and hassle-free travel
ps from travel experts.
 
Be Safe Out There! 
By Plane
Arrive at least two hoursbefore your ight.
Travel light, which includesleaving your car at home and
taking public transportaon, ashule or a taxi to the airport.Carry essenals, including an ample supply of anymedicaons you use, in your carry-on luggage.Also keep copies of your travel informaon in aconvenient, safe place.Review the TSA list of prohibited items to avoidhaving them seized at the airport. Travelers with
mobile phones can download or access the online
TSA mobile applicaon, which provides crowd-sourced informaon about security line wait mesand informaon about airports which may experiencea weather delay.Do not carry wrapped gis in carry-on luggage, asgis may need to be inspected at security checkpoints and in some instances they will be unwrapped.
 
 According to the American Automobile Associaon (AAA), 42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday season. Hereare just a few ps from the experts to help make your travels as safe and unevenul as possible. Adapted from AAA and The Weather Channel.
By Car
If possible, have your carexamined before you leave.
Let someone know where youare going, what route you will
be taking, and when you expectto arrive. During the holidays more than ever, beprepared for a change in course.Adjust speed as appropriate for the weather and roadcondions. Increase following distance to provideaddional braking distance.
Stay hydrated and make frequent rest stops during
your journey to help ght fague.Pack a winter safety kit for the car.
Try to avoid driving during the evening hours onThanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years when the
likelihood of impaired drivers is greater.
Friday, 11/25/2011 - Wednesday, 01/04/2012
Holiday Lighng of the Baleship
Part of historic downtown Wilmington’s annual holiday light
celebraon, the Baleship will be dressed in lights strungfrom the bow up to the masts and down to the stern.(910) 251-5797 or www.baleshipnc.com
Friday, 11/25/2011 - Saturday, 12/31/2011
3rd Annual Christmas by the Sea
The Carolina Beach Boardwalk oceanfront landscaped coves
will come alive with merriment and decoraons, thanks
to local businesses and groups who have sponsored the
various coves. Every Saturday through December 31.(910) 470-8666 or www.boardwalkmakeover.org
Holiday Happenings 
A Selecon of Family Friendly Events around Wilmington
Friday, 11/25/201 - Wednesday, 12/21/2011
Enchanted Airlie
The celebraon will showcase a Poinsea Paradise withmore than 400 holiday plants, an elaborate seng of morethan 300,000 fesve lights, live musical entertainment,three massive model train exhibits and a meet andgreet with Santa. Airlie will again present its spectacularWilmington-themed LEGO display featuring more than250,000 LEGO bricks! Tickets must be pre-purchased.www.airliegardens.org
Thursday, 12/01/2011 - Friday, 12/02/2011
Ballet for Young Audiences: The Nutcracker at Thalian
Here’s a dierent take on this holiday classic - where
you’ll be introduced to the ballet’s favorite characters &highlights in a condensed, narrated 60 minute version
perfect for the whole family, lile ones included.(910) 632-2285 or www.thalianhall.orgConnued on page 3
 
My name is Josh Kinchen and I am your 2011-2012 Non-Trad Senator forthe Student Government Associaon. I am here to represent anyone whois: over the age of 23, married, has children, is military aliated or anycombinaon thereof.I hold oce hours in the Seahawk Perch on Mondays from 12:00-1:00 p.m.and in the SGA oce on Fridays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. You can also reach meanyme via email, jdk6042@uncw.edu.My goal this year is to increase the visibility of Non-Trads on campus, voteto approve and create legislaon that will increase the quality of life forNon-Trad students.Feel free to come see me during oce hours or send me an email anyme!
Recent SGA Legislaon
Associate Vice Chancellor Brian Victor recently presented to the SGAregarding the services oered in DePaolo Hall. During this discussionabout the Student Health Center, he discussed possibly extending hours toearly morning or late night. Addionally, he spoke about opening duringSaturday. He charged me with gathering responses from Non-Trads aboutthis issue. Please email me any concerns you have about the hours currentlyoered by the Student Health Center or any of the services provided in DePaolo Hall.
Other Non-Trad news
There is discussion to combine two of the exisng Transfer student organizaons. In this new organizaon, thereis proposal to form a Non-Trad Commiee composed of a Chair and members. In the past, there was a Non-Tradional Student Organizaon (NTSO) that was very acve at UNCW; aer its main ocers graduated, it becamedefunct. The new Commiee will serve in the spirit of what once was NTSO and provide a place where Non-Tradscan gather and gain resources from one another. If you would like more informaon about this forthcomingCommiee, please contact me.I hope each of you is safe for the holiday season and please connue to provide me with feedback so that all Non-Trads experience can be an excellent one.
Senator Josh KinchenNon-TradionalOce Hours
Seahawk Perch:
Monday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.SGA Oce: Friday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.Email: jdk6042@uncw.edu
Non-Traditional Senator Report 
 Friday, 12/02/2011 - Friday, 12/23/2011
Christmas Train & Light Spectacular
The Railroad Museum comes alive with a holiday glow,featuring more than 11,000 lights, aer-dark layout displays,holiday decoraons, visits with Santa, hot cider and muchmore. Fridays (Dec. 2,9,16,23): 6-9pm. Saturdays (Dec.3,10,17): 7:30-9:30pm. Admission $4, under age 2 free.(910) 763-2634 or www.wrrm.org
Holiday Happenings 
connued
Friday, 12/02/2011
Island of Lights Christmas Parade at Carolina Beach
The Christmas parade furnishes exceponal night meelectric displays, featuring oats, bands, queens, clowns,horses, Santa Claus and much more. The hour and a half parade brings fesve fun and entertainment to all. Publicparking is free, parade starts at 7:30pm.(910) 45808434 or email famassey@charter.netwww.islandoights.org/parade.htmlConnued on page 4

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