Monday, January 31, 2011

Student Group Hosts Big Name Speakers

The Indiana University College Republicans hosted three large names in Indiana politics for their spring call-out meeting. Dr. Tony Bennett, state superintendent of public instruction; Mr. Richard Mourdock, state treasurer; and Mr. Don Bates Jr., former U.S. Senate candidate, were on hand to speak to students about the importance of being involved in the various levels of politics.

Dr. Bennett spoke on the importance of reforming school education; Mr. Mourdock offered some encouraging comments on being passionate about politics; and Mr. Bates spoke about living your passion. Students learned about opportunities to get involved in different levels of politics and enjoyed having dinner with the speakers.

Clubs across campus are having their semester call-outs, and it's never too late to get involved! See you at the next meeting!

Monday, January 24, 2011

When the Flu Bug Gets You Down, Go to the Health Center New Hours!

It's that time of year. Classes have started, the homework has begun to pile up, the nights grow longer, the word "sleep" is merely something of the winter-break past and campus is flooded with that nasty "Back-to-School" flu bug.

Those dreaded IU Health Center bags. Thank goodness the pharmacy is conveniently located
and reasonably priced to easily get me the medicine I need to start feeling better.

I had been back to B-town a total of five days before the fever kicked in and my cough began. Eight days and one MLK break of rest later, I was still feeling drowsy and couldn't seem to kick this pain of a cold. As I ventured to Facebook to fill my Saturday morning while contemplating whether or not to go back to sleep, I came across a post from a friend with the greatest news I'd heard in days: The IU Health Center is now open on Saturdays!

The wonderful IU Health Center--now open later and on Saturdays!

So with my Kleenex and cough drops in hand, I headed over to the walk-in Saturday clinic. While I suggest just taking your daily multi-vitamins, drinking lots of water and eating plenty of oranges, should you find yourself under the weather amid this dreary winter weather, check out the extended hours for the IU Health Center here.

There are two CVS stores located right off campus and along
bus routes--these guys have been my saving grace!