Temple Grandin on Reddit

Temple Grandin fields a lot of questions. And on November 17, she’ll offer a lot of answers. The CSU Professor of Animal Sciences is hosting an AMA, or “ask me anything” session via reddit. Log on to ask a question between 6 a.m. and 11 a.m., and she may answer your question live.

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Scholarships available for Marine dependents

If you are the dependent of someone who served as a Marine or Navy Corpsman who worked with Marines, you are eligible for a scholarship through the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. An informational reception hosted by the Office of the President will be held from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 18 in Lory Student Center Rm. 300. Foundation representatives will be on hand to provide information. Complete information on opportunities, eligibility requirements and deadlines are also available online. Applications are due March 1, 2013, for the academic year 2015-2016. This year, more than 2,194 students in the United States received assistance at an average of over $3,000 per year. There are 49 recipients in Colorado, with 16 currently at CSU. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, now 50-years-old, has awarded scholarships to over 33,000 students for use in meeting the costs of college or vocational school education and founded in 1962. It has provided financial assistance to over 33,000 students in a total amount of just over $90 million.

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Tips for beating the holiday blues

This article was written by CK Kemp and Amy Quinn, Ph.D. students the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The holidays are a fun time of celebration and meeting with loved ones. But they can also be times of remembrance, sadness, and stress. Depressive feelings and signs can pop up during the holidays because of this. Also, our bodies are finally able to relax from school and work during winter break, which means that signs of depression that were kept hidden during the semester are finally showing up. Here are some good strategies for self-care to lessen the holiday blues!holiday blues Take a break over winter break The holidays are often full of gatherings and events. It is easy to get swept away by dinner parties and gift exchanges, and miss out on meaningful rest and down-time. When planning the holiday calendar this year, try blocking out a few personal "dates" for a little R&R. It can be anything from taking the afternoon to read, getting a massage, or just catching up on sleep. Taking more time to rest makes people feel rejuvenated, and that way they can better enjoy time with friends and family. No date to the office party? No problem! If friends and family live far away, the holidays can feel lonely or isolating. For some people, alone time can exacerbate sad or depressive feelings. The holidays can be a great time to meet new people, as there are many events, shows, and celebrations throughout the holiday season. Decide to attend a party or gathering alone and meet at least one new person – other people are looking for new friends too! Adopt a kind state of mind Although there are lots of joyous aspects to the holiday season, it is also common for difficulties to arise such as missing loved ones, feeling stressed about money, or having conflict with visiting family members. In these moments, it can be easy to become self-critical or critical of others. It’s impossible to avoid negativity completely, but try working towards positivity by showing gratitude and being present during interactions. Check out Mindfully Managing Stress workshops at CSU, or look up gratitude practices online before the holidays begin! Eat well and exercise Let's face it - everyone tends to overindulge during the winter season. Just try and keep a balance of these indulgences. Counteract calories from holiday parties by planning workout days. Ate or drank too much at one party? Then try and limit sweets and drinks at the next. When looking at all of the delicious foods at a holiday event, fill the plate with veggies first and then just pick one or two desserts. To talk further about depression or depressive feelings, contact these great resources:

  •  Counseling Services at CSU: Room 123 in Aylesworth NW or call (970) 491-6053.
  • Center for Family and Couple Therapy at CSU: Call (970) 491-5991 to set up an appointment. CFCT is a part of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
  •  In emergency situations never hesitate to call 911 or visit the emergency room.

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