how about another care package?!

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Just one more day of classes, friends! Want to celebrate with a free care package? Of course you do!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT to be included in today’s drawing. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents tomorrow morning. We hope you win!

If you were to be a news correspondent posted to any location in the world, where would you like to go?

a special wednesday care package giveaway!

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We had so much fun yesterday, we thought we’d do another giveaway today!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT to be included in today’s drawing. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents tomorrow morning. We hope you win!

If you could have any music group that no longer exists play at your birthday party, which one would you choose?

a special tuesday care package giveaway!

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Foul weather AND finals, all in one week? You look like you could use a care package!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT to be included in today’s drawing. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents tomorrow morning. We hope you win!

If you could be a contestant on any game show, which would you choose?

preparing for winter break!

Campus Residences close for winter break Friday, December 19th at 9 p.m. What do you need to know and do for shut down? Read on (and click on the checklist below) for more details!

F14 December closing FLYER

DON’T FORGET TO TAKE IMPORTANT STUFF… KEYS, PASSPORT, ID, TRAVEL TICKETS, MEDICATION, ETC!
Staff can’t access your room after shut down. Remember to bring room keys and ID back to campus with you when you return. If you’re worried about losing your ID over break, you can leave it in your mailbox and it will be waiting for you when you get back to campus. Questions? Ask at the post office for more information.

ROOMS WILL BE INSPECTED
Staff make sure your room and common area are safe and secure. Violations will be noted and illegal stuff confiscated.

Don’t forget to shut and lock windows, close shades and curtains, remove trash, unplug alarm clocks and other electronics, and lock doors.

RETURNING FOR JAN TERM?
Houses reopen on January 4th at NOON. Early arrival is not possible, so please plan ahead!

Questions? Feel free to get in touch with the Housing Operations Office (HOO) at housing@hampshire.edu. Enjoy your break!

win this week’s care package!

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Happy Friday, friends. It’s time for this week’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. SUNDAY to be included in the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents on Monday morning. Ready? Okay!

If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?

getting it done!

Written by program assistant Kaylie Vezina 14F

Getting It DoneOn Wednesday, November 5 from 2-3 p.m. in the FPH Faculty Lounge, Asha Kinney and Alana Kumbier gladly shared their “getting it done” knowledge with some eager students. Asha works in IT, specifically with educational technology, and Alana is a research librarian who works mostly with CSI classes. If you’re interested in getting an overview of what happened at this workshop as well as what tactics were introduced, read on:

What Happened
While the participants in the workshop enjoyed some delicious snacks, Asha and Alana gave an overview of what was going to happen during the hour. The workshop’s intent was to decrease stress and increase flow, which basically means turning your “bad” stress into “good” and more productive stress. (Good stress, it’s a thing!)

What We Learned
Asha and Alana outlined a strategy for keeping your work organized and lists some good tools and techniques. Slides and notes from this workshop are here.

What if there’s not enough time?! Have no fear! Sometimes it just isn’t possible to get everything done. If this is the case: Know what you’re not doing, be able to articulate why you’re not doing it, sometimes drastic times call for drastic measures. We aren’t perfect, and that’s okay!

Don’t have time to read a whole article/book? Try reading the intro and then every topic and concluding sentence of each paragraph/section. Doing this should give you a pretty solid idea of what you’re reading. When you’re reading a book, try skimming over every sentence and seeing what sticks with you if you don’t read too deeply into what you’ve read.

Need help staying off certain websites while trying to work? Try http://selfcontrolapp.com. Selfcontrol allows you to block yourself from visiting certain websites at certain times.

AND REMEMBER… physical activity is good for the brain. If your work is getting to be too much, take a walk, jump up and down, take a dance break. It’ll be good for you, I promise.

Get In Touch:
If you’d like to reach Alana or Asha, here is their contact info:

  • Alana Kumbier—akumbier@hampshire.edu—413.559.5704
  • Asha Kinney—aakLO@hampshire.edu—413.559.6238

Want more great tips? Check out this Student Toolkit for the End of the Term, provided by Information Technology!

Have questions? Need help? Email us at newtohamp@hampshire.edu!

win this week’s care package!

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Happy Friday, friends. It’s time for this week’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. on SUNDAY to be included in the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents on Monday morning. Ready? Let’s go!

If you could see only one movie ever again, which would you choose?

win this week’s care package!

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Happy Friday, friends. It’s time for this week’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. SUNDAY to be included in the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents on Monday. Ready? Okay!

If you could eat one food in any quantity for the rest of your life with no ill effects whatsoever, what food would you choose?

super helpful tech tips from IT!

Written by program assistant Kaylie Vezina 14F

Hey! Are you having trouble staying organized? If you are, check out these fabulous videos created by Asha Kinney in Information Technology to learn about some great ways to keep your life in order. Links to each video appear below, along with a brief description of different resources!

Evernote (Watch Here!):
Evernote is a website and downloadable application where one can take personal notes. These notes are stored in notebooks which include individual notes that can contain pictures, sounds, files, links, and text. The notes are saved through your online Evernote account, and can be accessed on multiple devices. Evernote is not ideal for sharing notes.
Google Drive (Watch Here!): 
Google Drive has a multitude of features, such as the ability to create spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings, among other things. Work created in Google Drive is saved through the cloud which makes it a wonderful tool for group projects, as work is so easy to share.
Trello (Watch Here!):
Trello is a fabulous website used for organizing to do lists and managing projects. With Trello, one is given a board where they can create lists of classes/reoccurring events/etc. Within these lists, one can add cards that indicate items that need to be done. Trello is a good resource for organizing group projects, as one can assign specific cards to specific people.
Google Calendar (Watch Here!):
Similarly to Trello, one can use Google Calendar to organize their work and life. Google Cal can remind you of events, and one can even invite friends with google accounts to events they are attending. Google Calendar also has a “tasks” feature, where one can add a task to their calendar and check it off when they are done with said task.

Can’t get enough of these great tips? Join us for Getting It Done, special workshop on Advising Day, Wednesday, November 5, at 2 p.m. in the FPH Faculty Lounge. Asha Kinney from IT and Alana Kumbier from the Library will be on hand to share lots of tips and tricks to help you tackle the rest of the semester. Don’t wait until it’s too late — get organized before finals begin!

Have questions? Need something? Email us at newtohamp@hampshire.edu. We’re happy to help!

win this week’s care packages!

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Happy Friday, friends. It’s time for this week’s care package giveaway question!

All first and second semester students are eligible to win a care package – just post an answer to the following question in the comments before 11:59 p.m. on SUNDAY to be included in the drawing for this week’s care packages. That’s right, we’re giving away two this week! The winners will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents on Monday morning.

If you could host a Halloween party in any existing interior space in the world, where would you have it?