October 5, 2019: This Community Day was spent planting some fall and winter root veggies, including beets, radishes, and carrots. We weeded the raised beds, planted them, and harvest one late watermelon that was ready to be eaten (it was so sweet!). We enjoyed our watermelon while Extension Specialist Dani Carroll taught us about best practices for seed saving, heirlooms vs. hybrids, and how to prevent cross pollination or diseases carrying through to seeds.
Did you know?
1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime (according to the American Academy of Dermatology). Don’t let that be you! Thankfully, there are many ways to avoid sun damage; the five most important are:
- Seek shade: The sun is hottest during the day from 10AM to 2PM. Here’s a cool trick: if your shadow is shorter than you, you should hang-out in the shade because the sun is really strong. You can find this under a tree or umbrella.
- Cover up: Sunglasses and hats are fun to wear and help protect your eyes and face from the sun. Long-sleeved shirts and pants are good too for protecting you from the sun. You can wear light shirts or pants in the summer when it’s hot!
- Sunscreen: Sunscreen comes in different SPFs, which stands for Sun Protection Factor. SPF 15 is the lowest you can have to help prevent skin cancer, but it is recommended to go with SPF 30 or higher. Your parents can help you pick one out. You should wear sunscreen every day! You can put it on after you brush your teeth or after you shower. It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny or cloudy—the sun’s rays are strong and can get through those clouds! Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your face too!
- Be careful around water, sand, and snow: Of course you can’t ignore the water and sand when you go to the beach or the snow if you go skiing, but you should make sure to put on extra protection. The sun’s rays can reflect off the water, sand, and snow and increase your chance of sunburn. So slather on that sunscreen!
- Stay away from tanning beds: Hopefully you aren’t already using tanning beds. They have the same kind of rays the sun does and can damage your skin, making it look older over time, putting you at a higher risk for skin cancer. It’s not worth it!
Find more information at https://www.aad.org/public-health
Activites and sun safety info for kids:
Will you be working an internship away from campus next semester? Here’s how to request a dining plan accommodation:
Fraternity Meal Plan Reduction Information
Tiger Dining provides a reduced meal plan for students who live in on-campus residence halls and are members of a fraternity with a required meal plan. There is no application required for this program. Greek Life provides a list of qualifying members to the Campus Dining office at the conclusion of each semester. Any credit will be automatically deposited to the student’s Student Financial Services account after final exams are complete.
To be eligible, students must meet both qualifications:
- They must live in on-campus residence halls, owned and operated by University Housing.
- They must be a member of a fraternity that has a required meal plan providing at least 10 meals per week.
Note: Students who purchased an “All Access” unlimited plan are not eligible for the reduction.
How it works:
Only the dining dollars portion of the meal plan is eligible for a refund. If there are no dining dollars left, then there will be nothing to refund. However, if you are eligible for a refund, they will be made to your eBill accounts by the end of December (Fall) and the end of May (Spring).
A student is registered for the on-campus default 5 + $450 meal plan which provides 5 meal swipes weekly at Tiger Zone in the Village or The Edge at Central Dining plus $450 dining dollars. The student also has a required fraternity meal plan for 10 meals weeks at the fraternity house. At the end of the semester, the student only used $275 of their $450 dining dollars, so they receive a credit of $175.
Welcome to the new dining website! This is a space where we can discuss all things dining, and we value your insights. We’ll post general information on this site and plan to post updates as often as possible.
Join us on Saturday, September 21st from 8 am -12 pm for our monthly Community Volunteer Day! Enjoy free bagels and coffee while you socialize with other gardeners, help us get our donation plots planted with fall crops, and learn which fall crops of your own to plant.
Email garden manager Marley Halter at email@example.com for more information or to learn about other ways to get involved at the garden.
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