B Y: N IC O L E BA S K IN AU G U ST 2 6 , 20 1 3 MESSAGE 1 Red Zone Kickoff! What’s with all the Red? This week is the official RED ZONE Kickoff! Red Zone is campaign that fights against sexual abuse in our campus community! Sexual Abuse is a social issue in America and thousands are victimized by this act of crime every year! Abuse can damage someone not only physically, but mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. Red Zone is here to educate students, prevent occurrences on campus, and support students who have been abused. In support of Red Zone, the campus will have different events on campus relating to abuse. YOU will have the opportunity to sign a pledge card and show support in sporting wristbands, buttons, placing flags on campus, attending self-defense workshops, movies and discussions, and much more! To learn more about Red Zone and their Events this year click: RED! MESSAGE 3 Announcements! Your journey ---- Your goals SPECIAL EVENTS THIS WEEK! Sideswipe Martial Arts Tuesday, August 27, 2013; 6:00pm-11:00pmUC Central Plaza Combining martial arts with music and dance, Sideswipe has performed numerous live events, tv shows, and movies! Follow the link bellow to learn more about Sideswipe! http://www.be-colleges.com/our-roster/variety-acts/side-swipe-martial-arts.html Red Zone Campus Safety Walk Wednesday, August 28, 2013; 8:00pm Meeting in the Intercultural Affairs Lounge (3rd Floor UC). Sponsored by the Department of Intercultural Affairs and University Police “King from Montgomery to Memphis” Thursday August 29, 2013; 7:00pm-9:00pm This Academy Award Nominated film will be screened and followed by a panel discussion. Sports Football WCU vs. Middle Tenn. State, Thursday August 29; 6:30pm Volleyball (Women’s) WCU vs. Wright State, Friday August 30; 12:00pm & Boston College 7:00pm WCU vs. USC Upstate, Saturday August 31; 12:00pm & UNC Asheville 7:30pm Soccer (Women’s) UNC Wilmington, Friday August 30; 5:00pm Cross Country Western Carolina Invitational, Friday August 30; 6:00 *** For More Events this week visit, http://www.wcu.edu/11570.asp *** Want to be in an issue of the Message Board? A new section called “CUB’s Corner” IS NOW OPEN! This section is all about YOU! Show off your creativity! We need new cubs to submit their own works such as an original poem, video, drawing/ comic strip, short story, almost anything! There will also be a lucky cub featured in one week’s issue for getting involved on campus. Whether it’s through volunteer work, club/organization, or an event on campus! Simply send in a picture or short video and a short description of yourself and what you’re doing to stay involved on campus! Need advice? Cub’s Corner will also feature an Ask Mitten’s column! All submission types are to be sent to [email protected]! Discover College Adapt to new environments and responsibilities - discover and use the resources available to you! Be Involved Identify and act upon your role and responsibility as an engaged citizen - be an active participant in your learning experiences! Connect the Dots Connect your personal interests and abilities, academics, and co-curricular activities as you make sense of the world. Think First Identify complex issues or problems – evaluate your options to make an informed decision - reflect on the implications of your choice. Exchange Ideas Communicate appropriately and respectfully in a variety of formats and contexts. Calibrate Your Compass Examine your values and goals - take responsibility for your own learning and development - act with integrity!