By Seungkyung Baek |Staff Writer| With papers coming closer to due dates, the writing center is at its peak with appointments. It helps students by reviewing their paper and giving proper feedback through one on one tutoring system. "The writing center is supporting student's academic service. It can be both of academic course and non-academic such as resume, scholarship applications, and personal writing," said Assistant Director Nathan Jones. Not many people realize it, but trying to apply for jobs when you are an international student is difficult, it is something they also help with. "We help students any stage of process in writing to organize," continued Jones. The … [Read more...] about Writing Center
By Seungkyung Baek |Staff Writer| Just Relax!, a workshop dedicated to Relaxation techniques to fit your lifestyle with certain obstacles of relaxation, relaxation techniques and coping with less stress strategies. Stress is normal to have in your life. It could be helpful for working hard and motivating oneself, while excessive stress can cause unfortunate health issues. The workshop emphasized various mindful techniques to reduce stress, and to prevent stress build up in you. This workshop also offered information to manage stress in the academic life. They learned how to calm down and control your mind to decrease stress level. “This workshop focused on presenting specific … [Read more...] about Relaxation Techniques that may fit your lifestyle.
By Seungkyung Baek |Staff Writer| Overcoming Anxiety – a workshop with specific instructions, including, managing daily stress and learning relaxation techniques for healthier life, took place on campus. When people think negative thoughts or ideas, it leads to a chain of stress and anxiety issues. Then they choose to procrastinate to avoid anxiety. The workshop provided information for students to properly behave and take control of their minds. Students had the opportunity to learned a great deal of helpful information and ways to manage anxiety in the workshop. “This was a thrive workshop to help students how to manage and handle many anxiety,” said Shane Calhoun, … [Read more...] about Anxiety workshop benefiting for ridding of stress
By Seungkyung Baek |Staff Writer| Building better relationships by understanding personality – a workshop offered to help people reflect a their own personality and communicate with others in relationships. It was held at the Lower Commons, Panorama Room, on Nov. 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. “The event was a workshop where we talked only education but also practice with the information. We talked about people’s personality,” Heather Webster-Henry, outreach coordinator of counseling and psychological service. The event covered relationships and focused on how important it is to know individual personalities. “So the students began by taking personality inventory. Then, once … [Read more...] about Building better relationships by understanding personality.
By Seungkyung Baek |Staff Writer| Students gathered on Tuesday evening’s communicating, dating and relating event where experts spoke as part of a mandatory sexual violence training program in SMSU on Oct. 18. Participants discussed the importance of direct communication, sexual positivity, and consent in healthy relationships. Speaker, Lauren Roselle, explained how to effectively communicate when dating; “Define your own personal boundaries and tell them what you want,” are the main points emphasized in the seminar/event. Roselle explained why people should express their thoughts, opinions and feeling directly to their partner. “Direct communication is very important … [Read more...] about Communicating, Dating, and Relating
By Seungkyung Baek |Staff Writer| Most international students go through culture shock because of the different languages and customs. Students notice an environmental difference between their home countries and America. “I was shocked because some American students refer to their professors by their name, whereas Korean students do not,” said student from South Korea Sungwon Pae. Certain students felt that there is a clear difference between the speed in lifestyle in their home country compared to America. “Koreans are in a rush all the time, but in Cali people have a laid-back attitude to life. American students communicate even with strangers, and participate more in class … [Read more...] about Exploring different perspectives
By Seungkyung Baek |Staff Writer| There are various events held on campus to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. Night Terror, a part of the movie night event series will be held on campus Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) room 107. "Students can bring their own popcorn,” said Leslie Delgadillo, program assistant of program board. “And we haven't got the name of movie yet. So they can guess and find out that day." “We are going to show a scary movie, but it is not a specific event to make Halloween atmosphere. Just watching together to enjoy...moreover, it is a good chance for freshmen to participate,” continued Delgadillo. Program board … [Read more...] about Get Ready for the new academic year events