This Week’s Activity and Event Highlights
- Burke School Transgender Day of Remembrance Event/Flag Raising
Monday, November 20, 2023 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Eastern time | Flagpole outside of Hess Hall or join virtually at event time
- Workforce Ready Creating Your Professional Portfolio – Part III How To Use Your Portfolio In An Interview
Monday, November 20, 2023 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern time | Join virtually at event time
- ADP Advising Online Student Time Management Workshop
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern time | Join virtually at event time
- ADP Advising Online Student Library & Research Skills Workshop
Saturday, November 25, 2023 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time | Join virtually at event time
News from the Nest
- Main Campus Students: Fall 2023 Final Exam Schedule
- Men’s Basketball sweeps CACC Weekly Awards, Women’s Volleyball nets two to end regular season
- Caley Harper named CACC Second Team All-Conference
- Alumni news: Jarquez McCullough, ’20, serves as guest speaker as Lanett honors employees for service as veterans via ValleyTimes-News
Don’t miss out on any of the action – head on over to the Athletics website for upcoming competitions, season standings, stats, and links to game live streams. Don’t forget to tag your social media posts with #GoPostEagles – we’ll share our favorites on the digital screens around campus, on the official Post University accounts, and in this newsletter!
Fact or Fiction
“The reason that we have so many myths associated with Thanksgiving is that it is an invented tradition. It doesn’t originate in any one event. It is based on the New England puritan Thanksgiving, which is a religious Thanksgiving, and the traditional harvest celebrations of England and New England and maybe other ideas like commemorating the pilgrims. All of these have been gathered together and transformed into something different from the original parts.”–James W. Baker, Senior Historian at Plimoth Plantation.
Visit the History Channel’s Thanksgiving: Fact or Fiction page to learn more about traditions associated with the holiday.
Handling Holiday Stress
courtesy of SOAR
Make this season a bright and bountiful one by giving yourself the best present of all: peace of mind. Turn the holidays into a happy, stress-free time by taking care of yourself, bringing balance to your work and home life and not letting holiday worries overwhelm you.
Here are some Tips:
- Do not be perfect; be you. One of the quickest ways to holiday burnout is to set high, unrealistic expectations for yourself. Make your plans simple and your activities doable.
- Pace yourself. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s can all be busy times. Remember, the season lasts for several weeks. Break your preparations into small steps so you can accomplish a little each week. Delegate responsibilities with others, and do not be afraid to ask for help.
- Celebrate safely. One of the keys to holiday happiness is celebrating in moderation. Give your body a gift this year by treating it with respect. Try not to overindulge in sweets and goodies. Know your limits when it comes to alcohol, and never attempt to drive if you have been drinking.
- Talk to someone who cares. If you feel bogged down by a case of the holiday blues, do not suffer through the season. Reach out and talk to someone you trust.
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