Volume 47, Number 1 - August 24, 2009

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Student Life Set To Unleash Shark Attack

By Jeannie Rodriguez

The student life department will introduce itself to students this fall term with its first annual shark pride week.

Jaime Anzalotta, director of the student life department, said that starting Aug. 24, activities will allow students to interact and learn more about their opportunities on campus while enjoying free food and music.

It will also serve as a place where new students can seek help if they are lost and unable to find their classrooms.

“Student Life mixes the academic component and social aspect of school to provide students with a well-rounded learning environment,” Anzalotta said.  “This activity will give new students a fresh look at what Student Life is really about.”

In addition to clubs, student life offers free parking decals, student identification cards, and a recreation room, complete with pool table, hockey table, board games, and more.

“Student life offers all the necessary tools and services for these organizations to take place,” Anzalotta said. “It’s a place where students can come and disconnect.”

Beginning this semester, the department will also be launching the Student Life 101 Leadership Series. Guest speakers will be invited to cover topics on social responsibility, legislative awareness, moral and ethical decision-making, and time and stress management.

Student life is responsible for 30 active clubs and organizations on campus.

Students also have the option of opening their own club and/or organization by printing and filling out the paper work on the Student Life website http://www.mdc.edu/north/studentlife. More information can be found by visiting the office in Room 4208.

“We expose students through events which focus on intentional learning strategies,” Anzalotta said, “which give students the essential skills to become life long learners.”

Laury Wong, 19, a pre-pharmacy major, was first introduced to Student Life during club rush last year. She applied to become a member of the student government association and took part in the Walk for Autism, and the rally supporting Amendment 8.

“Student Life cares about the students here and they make us feel at home as much as possible,” Wong said. “You can’t strictly be about work, work, work. You need to have a life outside of class too.”

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