National Hispanic Heritage Month

CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE

 Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Tuesday, 5-7PM and Wednesday 12-2pm

Location: Forum

Join us for food, fun, and Hispanic Heritage trivia.

If you would like to share traditional items, please feel free to wear/or bring them.

   As we gather to celebrate, we are asking for your help in kicking-off our annual FOOD DRIVE.  Please bring a canned or non-perishable food to donate at the fiesta.

Happening at MEC: October

MEC October Events

carved pumpkins,Halloween,holidays,jack-o'-lanterns,special occasions,decorative elements,traditions,customs

October 17th: The Great SouthEast ShakeOut

10:17am – 10:30am

Join us for the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history.
Drop! Cover! Hold On!

October 21st – 25th: Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Tiki bar – sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa – 1st floor Tuesday 11am – 1pm Root beer floats and other ice cream treats

MADD trailer – checkout an actual crash pickup truck and learn about the aftermath of drunk driving

Goggle Course – 1st floor 12-1pm Tues., Weds. & Thurs. – see the true effects of alcohol through different BAL goggles

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Effects on your Specialty Poster – 1st floor

October 24th: Cupcakes for Cancer Awareness

11am – 1pm

Sponsored by the Nursing Student Association

October 31st: Halloween Trick or Treat

11am – 12pm

Halloween Trick or Treating for local day care.

First Day of Summer!

Happy First Day of Summer!

SummerMake sure you take a break from your studies and enjoy the sunshine.  Don’t forget to protect yourself when doing activities outside.  Here are some tips from the American Heart Association on how to stay healthy while staying active in the summer months.

  • Hydrate! Drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid dehydration. For low-calorie flavor, add slices of your favorite fruits such as melon, oranges, berries or even cucumber or mint to a pitcher of water and refrigerate for two hours.
  • Protect your family from the sun: wear wide-brimmed hats, always apply water-resistant sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
  • Heat safety: avoid intense activities between noon and 3 p.m. when the sun is at its strongest.
  • Dress for the heat: wear lightweight, light colored clothing, choose light, breathable fabrics such as cotton, and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Head indoors: when the heat gets unbearable, try indoor activities at your local YMCA or rec center like basketball, swimming, yoga or racquetball.

National Library Week Winners

Thanks to everyone that participated in our contests during National Library Week.   Name That Microbe and the Haiku Contest were both big hits.  And now we have winners to announce!

Name that Microbe Winners:

Mary Cruz

Silvia Chavez

Haiku Contest Winners:

1st Place  Sandra Dyhouse

Twirling with the Books
Closer to my dream I dance
Ten, ten, ten, my scores

2nd Place  Sophia Bagoulla

Mind full of wonder
And so much these books entail
Absorb the knowledge!

3rd Place  Silvia Chavez

It’s library time!
Make sure you leave stress out
Come on relax now!

Congratulations to all our winners!

(Pictures coming soon)

Earth Day

Earth Day

April 22, 2013

Hands holding up a globe

Today is Earth Day and we here at MEC are celebrating our beautiful planet.  Check out the Earth Day Celebration happening on the MEC campus from 11am to 3pm.

You can also help contribute to keeping our planet healthy by participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 27th, 10am-2pm.  MEC, along with the Alexandria campus, is serving as a collection site.  Bring in your unused/unwanted/expired medication for proper disposal.

There are activities going on throughout the week on many of the NOVA campuses.  Join in on the fun and learn about how you can help protect the planet.

Mon., April 22:

11am-3pm Earth Day Celebration – Medical  Campus

11am-3pm Earth Day: ‘Green Heads – Create your own Plant’ – Woodbridge Campus

12pm-4pm Climate Change Symposium – Annandale Campus

12pm-3:30pm Earth Day Celebration – Alexandria Campus

5pm-9pm Terra Secundum: ECO-Art – GMU Fairfax

Tues., April 23:

2pm-4pm Green Town Hall – Alexandria Campus

Thurs., April 25:

11am-10pm Environmental Film Festival – Alexandria Campus

Fri., April 26:

1pm-4pm Environmental Movie & Discussion: “The 11th Hour” – Manassas Campus

Sat., April 27:

10am-2pm National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – Medical Campus, Alexandria Campus