B Y: B. N ICO L E B A S K I N A PR I L 1 2 01 4 MESSAGE 1 EYE on FYE: Connect the Dots “CONNECT THE DOTS” EYE ON FYE CELEBRATION! AWARDING EYE ON FYE| BUCKET LIST | FYE ADVOCATE APRIL 8TH 5:00pm BLUE RIDGE HALL CONFRENCE ROOM It’s April and this month First Year Experiences will be hosting our annual EYE on FYE Celebration! We will give out awards and recognition for our winners and refreshments will be served! Also come out for the awarding of WCU Bucket List and the FYE Advocate Awards! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Also! Final Exams are right around the corner! Don’t procrastinate on those exam papers and don’t wait the week before to study! If needed take the time to get a tutor or form a study group. Below are some resources to help you get through your final exam. Writing and Learning Commons provides tutors for classes and writing coaches. Don’t Forget Hunter Library has plenty of research material that you could use! Having issues with your computer or trying to understand software? Head to IT downstairs in the library for help! 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]! MESSAGE 2 EVENTS Your journey ---- Your goals 2014 Tuck River Cleanup! Saturday April Registration at 11:00am at the UC Lawn by the Clock Tower! Each year the Tuck River Cleanup is the Nation's LARGEST single day river cleanup. 600-900 volunteers converge to clean 27 miles of river and annually remove 3-5 tons of garbage! 12th Spring Literary Festival April 1-4 Mark your calendars now for WCU's Twelfth Annual Spring Literary Festival! It will feature Colum McCann, Luis Alberto Urrea, Ron Rash, George Singleton, Linda Hogan, Jill McCorkle, Charles F. Price, Ron Houchin, David Cecelski, Donna Glee Williams, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet with student poets. Les Misérables Opening Night is Thursday April 3rd at 7:30pm at the Bardo Arts Center Shows are performed until is Sunday April 6th at 3:00pm at the BAC The worldwide stage and film sensation comes to WCU for four performances only. Based on Victor Hugo’s epic 1862 novel, the Tony-award-winning musical includes some of the most-loved songs of the last century, including "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," and "Bring Him Home." Distinguished Professor Terrence Mann, who played Javert in the original Broadway cast in 1987, directs this production. TICKETS: $20 adults | $15 faculty/staff/seniors | $10 students (($7 in advance) WCU’s Controlled Chaos Film Festival! On May 2nd WCU’s Film and Television Production Program will be hosting their sixth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival! The event will be held at the Bardo Arts Center at 7:00pm. It is open to WCU students and the rest of the public. Early Bird tickets can be purchased for $8.00 at the Stage and Screen office starting March 31. Tickets at the door will be $10.00. So come, have fun, and see some student films! Inspirational Choir AA Reunion Concert On Sunday April 13th, WCU’s Inspirational Choir will be performing their Reunion Concert at 10:00am at Coulter’s Recital Hall! Come out to support and sing! It’s free to the public! SPORTS WOMEN’S SOFTBALL WCU VS SAMFORD APRIL 5TH @1PM AND 3PM ON APRIL 6TH BASEBALL WCU VS FURMAN APRIL 12 @ 4PM AT HENNON STADIUM TENNIS WCU VS STAMFORD SUNDAY MARCH 2 @12PM Find out more on what’s happening on campus at Events Page! 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!