Stress Management: How to help your student

Stress Management: How to help your student

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by Michelle Lawler, SCSU Counselor All of us experience stress in our lives. Good stress (eustress) can be a positive influencer in helping us to feel motivated, achieve our goals and perform at our best. But negative stress exists when pressures become too intense and overwhelming — impacting our overall well-being — and when we neglect healthy lifestyle choices and good self-care.

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Thanksgiving Greetings

Thanksgiving Greetings

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Thanksgiving Greetings from the SCSU Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Dear Parents, Guardians and Families, As we enter the month of November, it is hard to believe we are more than halfway through the fall semester. As faculty, staff and students begin to prepare for the Thanksgiving break, there is no time better than now

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2017 SCSU Owl Family Day and Homecoming

2017 SCSU Owl Family Day and Homecoming

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SCSU invites you to join other Southern Connecticut State University parents and families for a special time on campus during one of New Haven’s most beautiful seasons. Once again, Owl Family Day will happen during Homecoming which adds to the excitement and fun. The 2017 Owl Family Day provides an opportunity for you to visit

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Campus drug use on the rise

Campus drug use on the rise

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Dear Parents/Guardians, As you probably have learned though recent news reports, heroin use by college students is on the rise nationwide, along with the abuse of prescription opioid medications, MDMA (“molly”), ecstasy and others. Use of these drugs has led to an increase in the number of young adults being transported to the hospital, being

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Academic Success Checklists: Advice for Parents/Guardians

Academic Success Checklists: Advice for Parents/Guardians

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Adapted from an article by Jo Calhoun originally published on CollegiateParent.com. Your student’s academic advisor can recommend habits to cultivate that will lead to academic success. Based on 30 years of working with students and faculty members, I have my own checklist (see below). Here also is my unorthodox but honest parent-to-parent checklist for you.

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Student involvement outside the SCSU classroom

Student involvement outside the SCSU classroom

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Adapted from an article by Laura Hanby Hudgens originally published on CollegiateParent.com. We believe in the value of extracurricular activities. In college this slice of life is even more important. From political organizations to cultural clubs, Greek life to intramural sports, Southern is host to an enticing variety of extracurricular options. southernct.campuslabs.com/engage  Academics always come

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SCSU campus food service

SCSU campus food service

Southern Connecticut State University’s food services are provided by Chartwells Food Services. There are several dining locations for students spread across the University, and Chartwells offers a range of Meal Plans tailored to accommodate all different schedules and lifestyles. Lots of places to eat! Between multiple classes, studying periods, going to work and juggling social

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