win this week’s care package!

Care Package FrontHappy Thursday, friends. It’s time for the first care package giveaway question of the semester!

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 the drawing for this week’s care package. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the respondents tomorrow morning. Yay!

If you could choose the person who would play you in a movie about your life, who would you choose?

places you should go: the eric carle museum!

Written by program assistant Kaylie Vezina 14F

Eric Carle FlyerWalking through the falling snow last Friday morning, I made my way towards the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Having never made the trip to the Carle, I was very excited to go and see what the museum had in store. Inside, the building was bright and airy. I spent time in each of the galleries that morning, eager to see what makes the museum such a prominent attraction in the Pioneer Valley. The West Gallery housed an exhibit entitled “The Art of Eric Carle: Re-Imaged and Re-Imagined,” which displayed multiple drafts of Carle’s work, allowing the viewer to witness the inspiring process he went through while creating. The next two galleries had work from other picture book artists, including Alice Bolam Preston, known for children’s book illustration in the 1910s and 1920s. The East Gallery currently has work from Ludwig Bemelmans, author of the Madeline books. Seeing these works of art spurred a beautiful feeling of nostalgia, I was brought right back to my childhood, thinking about all the evenings spent reading Madeline or The Very Hungry Caterpillar before going to bed. After visiting the galleries, I made my way into the little art studio. I was surrounded by toddlers, we all sat together making animals out of found objects. It was a really beautiful experience going to the Carle museum and being brought back to my childhood, and a little escape from reality that will make me smile for a long time. -KJV

Have YOU visited the Eric Carle Museum yet? Looking for the perfect opportunity? You’re in luck! Campus Leadership and Activities and the Dean of Students Office invite all students to a special dessert reception on Tuesday, February 10 from 7-9 p.m. at the museum. This annual event is not to be missed! Join us for live music, delicious desserts, and a great night of exploring the galleries and other museum spaces.

Questions? Email us at newtohamp@hampshire.edu. We hope to see you there!

 

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!

Care Package Front

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!

Care Package Front

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?