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Student Centered
Information for students, parents and prospective students
November 2013:
Thanksgiving Edition
Holidays Around the World
Join us on Wednesday, December 4 for a free turkey dinner and some delicious desserts as holiday cheer from around the world is celebrated. This event takes place from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Light Dining Hall.

Enjoy learning about how holidays are celebrated in different cultures, including Christmas, Kwanzaa, Diwali and Hanukkah. A traditional turkey dinner and festive desserts will be provided and Santa will make an appearance. This event is sponsored by the Student Center and Dining Services.

Happy Holidays!
Holidays Around the World 2012
Holidays Around the World 2012

Healthy Relationships Fair
The Hocking College Student Government sponsored a Healthy Relationships Fair on Tuesday, November 12 in the Student Center. This event offered advice for healthy relationships and resources for how to learn to be a better partner.

Groups from Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Diversity Without Division and the Hocking Proud Spirit Club came to give students advice on how to participate in healthy relationships. A number of students stopped by the interactive bulletin board to give their advice. Key tips given were: communicate, violence is never acceptable, keep a sense of your own identity in a relationship, respect your partner and use a condom.

Spring Registration
Advising for spring semester 2014 has begun.

Priority registration for spring semester 2014 will begin on Monday, November 25 and run through November 27. Open registration will begin on Thursday, November 28.
suvey Student Government Survey
Please take this quick Student Government survey - just a few questions to let us know what you're thinking.

Give Blood!
Sign up today for one of the upcoming Blood Drives: Monday, November 25 or Monday, December 2.

Each will be in the Student Center, 10 a. m. - 4 p.m. You can donate blood every eight weeks.

To schedule an appointment call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: HockColl.
Like the Library on Facebook 
Check out the Library's new Facebook page. Be sure to check periodically for news, updates, and upcoming promotions.

Like the page on Facebook to be entered into a drawing to win the book or e-book of your choice from amazon.com ($25 limit)! All currently-registered students who like the Library on Facebook within the promotional period are eligible. Likes of posts, photos, etc. are not eligible (though they are appreciated). Promotion ends November 30, 2013. Winners will be announced Dec. 2 on Facebook.
Student Center Thanksgiving Hours
The Student Center will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27. It will re-open at 6 a.m. on Monday, December 2. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
Student Wins
Dr. Pepper Tuition Prize
Hocking College student Jonathan Haag won $500 for tuition from Dr. Pepper.

The tuition contest was posted in the Dining Hall. Students could scan a tag on Dr. Pepper cups to enter.

Dr. Pepper is giving away more than $1,000,000 in tuition in 2013 to help students across the country pursue their dreams. Since 2008, the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by giving away millions of dollars in tuition.
Outdoor Pursuits

Monday - Friday: Climbing Wall, 12 - 9 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: Climbing Wall Open, 12 - 6 p.m.
Lead Climbing: Wednesdays 7 - 9 p.m.

Tuesday: Kayak Roll Clinic in Pool, dates TBA

Outdoor Pursuits events this autumn:

Sunday: Local Mountain Bike Rides

Winter Break Surfing Trip to Florida: January 3 - 10, 2014  


For more information, contact:
Shane West
Coordinator of Outdoor Pursuits
Halloween 2013

In case you missed it: Check out what went on at this year's Community Halloween!
11th Annual Weightlifting Competition Results
The 11th Annual Weightlifting Competition held by the Fitness Management program was a huge success with 39 participants and two new demonstrations.

Fitness Management student Dan Neundorf, did a squat exhibition of 700 pounds and Fitness Management students Klint Connery and Austin Keith showcased a body building exhibition going through standard poses. Keri Woodard also did a female figure posing exposition.

The results of the competition are as follows (last name listed first):
  • Females Overall:
    • Hannah Spradlin - First Place
    • Tiffanie Harman - Second Place
    • Cassie Richards - Third Place 
  • Top Bench Female:
    • Mary Lawless - 145 pounds 
  • Top Deadlift Female:
    • Holly Smith - 215 pounds 
  • Top Squat Female:
    • Holly Smith - 200 pounds 
  • Male Overall:
    • Nathan Grimm - First Place
    • Joel Fanti - Second Place
    • Joe Robinette - Third Place 
  • Top Bench Male:
    • Cainan Newell - 325 pounds 
  • Top Deadlift Males:
    • Joel Fanti - Second Place at 480 pounds
    • David Weiland - Second Place at 280 pounds (Joel and David tied for second place)  
  • Top Squat Male:
    • Zach Glaser - 420 pounds 
Weight Lifting Competition 2013
Weightlifting Competition 2013
Ministries On Campus

  • I-Fuel: Student Center, 6 p.m., Sunday, Conference Room C
  • Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU): 8 p.m. Tuesday, Conference Room C  
  • Listening Post: Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Student Center Lobby
Please note that Rev. Bill Bales has retired. Local minister Ed True can be reached at thetwotruths@hotmail.com
Autumn Softball League
Intramural Softball league started Monday, September 23, 2013. Games are held Monday and Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. until dark.
Open Volleyball
Meet in the Multiplex on Tuesday and Thursday: 6 - 9 p.m.
Open Gym Basketball
Every evening in gym court #1 starting at 5 p.m. until close.
Open Soccer
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday in the Multiplex 6 - 8 p.m.
Open Dodge Ball
Sunday and Wednesday at Tennis courts 6 - 8 p.m.

Watch out for Gaga Ball: new this semester!

Any questions, please contact Brady Trace at 740.753.6540.
eTextbooks: The Future of Textbooks
With the end of the semester just around the corner, it is time to start learning about the benefits of using eTextbooks. First, though, you must understand why this is important for Hocking College students. Hocking College plans to include a small course fee, starting autumn semester 2014, so students can access unlimited eTextbooks throughout the school year. Paper textbooks will still be available, but at a greatly reduced cost.

Etextbooks can be accessed through a smartphone, tablet or computer/laptop. They provide students many advantages, which is what this series in Student Centered is all about. During spring semester 2014, Culinary and Allied Health students will continue to test this program. Come autumn 2014, all students will be able to take advantage of eTextbooks.

Read next month to learn about the benefits of eTextbooks. EdMap is the company assisting Hocking College with this new program.
About Us
If you would like to get involved in Student Centered or for more information about anything in Student Centered please contact:

Giles Lee
Prime Minister of Student Activities
Hocking College Student Center
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45701

Hocking College provides a unique, innovative, and quality education in a supportive experience- based learning environment, preparing students for employment and transfer education opportunities, while teaching the value of lifelong learning, promoting diversity and developing citizens who are engaged in their local and global communities.
Kudos Korner

New Campus Signs

Student Government members expressed their appreciation for the new signage around campus.

"Everyone at Student Government feels that the new signs look collegiate, up-market and are helpful and informative. Having the parking lots numbered is helpful to people giving directions to those coming on campus."
Clubs & Organizations
Thinking of starting a new club? Advertise here. Click on the club below for contact information.

Active Clubs:
I-Fuel (Christian Group)
Intramural Sports
Kappa Beta Delta (Business Honors Society

Grants are available through the Student Center for club funding!
Not seeing your club here? Let us and know and we will add it to the list. Contact Giles Lee
Student Services
 Upcoming Events
  *Located In Student Center unless otherwise stated
November 19
Lunchtime Concert Series
In the Dining Hall
November 25

November 26
Lunchtime Concert Series
In the Dining Hall
November 28-29
Thanksgiving Break!
November 28
In the Dining Hall

If you require special  accommodations
to participate in any campus event, please call 740.753.7107.   
Cross-Cultural Corner
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"I am a Citizen of the World, and my Nationality is Goodwill."  



Interested in cross-cultural issues? Check out the
Diversity Without Division Facebook Page
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Student Government
Would you like to be a part of campus decision making, make your voice heard on campus, go on trips, attend conferences and trainings, build a resume and gain leadership experience? 

Come to the Student Government meeting, Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby.