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The second issue of the student newsletter.

Text of Tiger Tales Issue 2

  • An online newsletter highlighting services, resources, programs, and other information relevant to Paci!c students

    Issue No. 2

    Fall 2012

    A Note From the Vice President In +is Issue

    >I hope that this beautiful Indian Summer weather and the experience of the semester in full swing !nds you happy, connected, and challenged. There are so many great ways to engage Paci!c right now! We just concluded TedX -- "Just the Right Amount of Wrong" -- yesterday and perhaps your family is coming to campus this weekend for all of the many activities described in the following. Take advantage of all the great possibilities that help distinguish Paci!c! And help us welcome Paci!c's new Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Lynn King. Read more about AVP Kinghere.

    Parent & Family Weekend Preview

    Safe Trick-or-Treat

    NutriCats Corner

    Dining Options

    Paci!c Recreation

    Occupational Wellness Spotlight

    Adjusting to College

    Greek Life Gives Back

    Thanksgiving Break Prep

    New Student Life AVP Announced

    Important Academic Calendar Dates




    - Elizabeth Griego

    Check It Out!Throughout this issue, be on the

    lookout for various icons to highlight programming that supports the

    dierent dimensions of wellness.

    Learn more about PacWell here.


  • Fall Festival - Parent & Family Weekend 2012

    A Pacific Tradition Continues...October 12 - 14 Fall Festival - Parent and Family Weekend returns to campus with a weekend jam packed with events to show your Paci!c spirit. This year, things get underway on Friday, October 12 with Tiger Basketballs Midnight Mania. So throw on your Paci!c gear and head over to the A. G. Spanos Center to cheer on the mens and womens basketball teams as they kick o their season! Also, be sure to catch some of your other Paci!c Tigers in competition over the weekend including Women's Volleyball, Women's Soccer & Men's Waterpolo. Saturday, prepare to be entertained as various clubs and organizations take to the stage to compete for a $500 prize. Then cap o the evening by cheering on the womens volleyball team during their annual Paci!c Plays Pink game. Sunday, relax and enjoy football in the Lair to wind down an eventful weekend.

    Formoreinformationand to register,pleasevisit:our websiteor call the Oce of New Student & Family Programs at 209.946.7619

    Get in the spirit of things with this video

    Have a family

    member interested

    in coming?

    Registration is $50


  • Everything You Need to Know for Fall Festival - Parent & Family Weekend

    { Friday, October 12

    }Saturday, October 13

    {Sunday, October 14

    MIDNIGHT MANIA8:45 p.m. - ASuop Tailgate at the

    Student Entrance10:00 p.m. - Event Starts

    Free give-aways, prizes, food, and more!Performance by the Golden State

    Warrior Dunk TeamLive DJ & more!


    Janet Leigh Theater




    LIP SYNC2:00 p.m. - DeRosa Center


    Other Events: QUIDDITCH MATCH




    NFL FOOTBALL@ THE LAIRVarious games all day

    For more information and the full schedule of events for family

    members & students,

    click here

  • Safe Trick-or-Treat Looks to Scare Up Some Fun

    Its that time again. Bring out your costumes and decorations, because Paci!cs 14th Annual Safe Trick or Treat is coming to campus on 24th from 4-7pm! Paci!cs largest community service activity is designed to provide a safe environment for families to enjoy trick or treating. During the event, members of the Paci!c community will hand out candy to children as they pass through campus oce buildings and residence halls while on guided tours. In addition, Paci!cs own clubs and organizations host an outdoor carnival complete with prizes and more candy. Last year, an estimated 4,000 children and adults took part in the tours and carnival.

    This year's guided tours will begin at the Atchley Clock Tower on South Campus and end at the DeRosa University Center lawn. All Paci!c faculty, sta and students are welcome to bring their families and children to the free event.

    Every year, this event is an overwhelming success due to the dedication and partnerships of the Paci!c community. The event planning committee is looking for Paci!c residence halls, apartments and houses to serve as stops along the trick or treat routes, and are encouraging

    students to decorate their space and provide candy for the children. Tours depart every 10 minutes and will continue until 6:15 pm to ensure even foot trac through your area. In addition to tour stops, we have several volunteer positions available as setup crew, cleanup crew, tour guides and %oaters.This is a great way to

    interact and serve families in the local community. We hope you will join us for this wonderful event.

    For more information, or to sign up as a tour stop or volunteer, please contact Jennifer Low at safetrickortreat@gmail.com.

  • Eating healthy on campus does not have to be dicult. Luckily, there are lots of nutritious options to choose from, whether you are dining in the Lair or the Marketplace. NutriCat suggests limiting added sauces, cheese, and other condiments as these can quickly add more calories and fat to an otherwise healthy meal. Craving pasta? Choose low-fat marinara sauce over alfredo. At the Taqueria, dont choose sour cream or cheese on your burritos. If you are looking to add more vegetables to your diet, start with the salad bar. Vegetables, beans, tofu, chicken, and hard boiled eggs can be added to the unlimited vegetables selections to make a !lling, protein packed meal. Make it healthier by limiting dressings, mayo-based salads, and croutons. If you are dining at the Lair, choose a side salad or crudits over fries.

    Lastly, choose the portion that is right for you. If you are served too much food, you dont have to !nish it. Split with a friend or save it for later. Want more tips on eating better at the DUC? Sign up for a free consultation with NutriCat online through the Paci!c Health Services web page or by calling 209.946.-2315 option 1.

    NutriCats Corner: 3ps for Healthy Eating


    Ingredients: 1 (7 oz.) container plain Greek yogurt

    1/4 cup honey Ground cinnamon (also to taste)

    Fruit (try sliced apples, strawberries or pears)

    Directions: Combine the yogurt and honey in a small bo

    wl. Mix

    thoroughly until smooth and well combined. Add a

    very small amount of cinnamon, taste the mixture,

    and adjust accordingly. Cover and refrigerate. Serve

    with fresh fruit, like sliced apples.

    Mini Micro P4zasTry some mini

    microwave pizzas for lunch! They

    can easily be cooked in your

    residence hall in just a few minutes.

    See how in this quick video.

  • Hungry? Know Your Options

    Check Out this App!

    Oct. 1 started a new era of dining where students, faculty and sta are now able to order food in the Lair using their Apple or Android phone. Simply download the free Tapingo application, which is available in both the iTunes store or Google Play Market, and link the app to either your student meal plan or to your Paci!cCashTM account that is linked to your student/employee identi!cation.

    No lines, no hassle, and enough time to get back to class. Read the full story here.

    Looking for Veggie or Gluten-Free Options?

    New features this year includes vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free

    food options at the Classics station in the Marketplace,

    gluten-free products in many of the dining venues

    throughout campus, and made-to-order sushi during lunch at The Lair (Monday-

    Friday from 11 a.m. 2 p.m.).

    Davys Caf - LibraryRefuel at Davys Caf while you study hard at the Library.

    Health Sciences Caf - Health Sciences Learning CenterIf you !nd yourself on north campus, swing by this caf for some grab-and-go options.

    EAT Food Truck - South CampusIts easy, its artisan, and its take-out. Perfect for those quick breaks between classes.

    The Grove - McCarey CenterThis on-campus mini mart features everything from snacks and beverages to everyday essentials.

    The Lair - DeRosa CenterYour best late-night option, enjoy great pub-fare and entertainment here.

    Calaveras Coee House - DeRosa CenterA gourmet coee house to get your caeine !x or get a grab-and-go meal.

    The Marketplace - DeRosa CenterThere are a variety of stations to chose from including: Taqueria, Classics, Paci!c Rim, Tossed Salad, Salad Bar, Exhibition, and Grainery.

  • Pacific Recreation

    Tiger EscapesGo exploring with Paci!c Rec. Upcoming trips include: Corn Mazes/ Zip Line and Coastal Hiking.

    Tiger X ClassesFrom Zumba to Piloxing to Cycle, !nd the right class for you to get !t and have a little fun.

    Club SportsGet involved or simply cheer on one of the many club sports teams in competition this fall.

    Backyard Games

    Every Friday starting at 3:00pm on the DUC Lawn. Game on.

    Get More Info Here

    }Earn Your Stripes{

  • Spotlight on Wellness: Occupational

    According to the Associated Press1, 53 percent of the Class of 2012 is either unemployed or underemployed. What can you do to end up on the other side of the fence who are employed? Get a quality internship. We are in a job market where a bachelors degree alone is no longer novel, but must also be coupled with a set of skills, which can be gleaned from experiential learning.