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Lovrich suggests ways to manage time

Managing time doesn’t have to be challenging. The following are some suggestions on how to organize a schedule for success:
Identify goals and priorities.
Know when you are most productive and alert and schedule more intensive tasks then.
List big tasks as far in advance as possible; break them into workable bites; and commit more time than necessary to meeting them.
Use a scheduling device consistently (electronic or paper) to chart out tasks. Evaluate your efforts daily and make realistic adjustments. (See the “tasks” and calendar functions in Microsoft Outlook, available to employees.)
Identify time stealers and how to overcome them.
Use less productive times to do mundane, routine tasks.
Alternate topics, never work on one project or topic for a long time. You will retain more knowledge and stay more interested.
Schedule time to relax and exercise, so you are on top of your game.
Eat wisely, choose quantities and types of food that will keep you at peak performance when working.
Get sufficient sleep, your performance and health will suffer if you don’t.
Check the Web. Type “time management” into any search engine to find time-assessment charts, printable calendars and additional tips to suit any schedule.
Use SkillSoft online training, www.hrs.wsu.edu/skillsoft; it’s free to all faculty, staff and students.

Make the most of your time and life

Academic life is a never-ending cycle of papers, meetings, exams and deadlines. Organization holds the key.

According to Katherine Lovrich, Learning Assistance Programs coordinator, time management makes the difference between barely surviving and succeeding in school and the workplace.

“If you procrastinate, you may still get the job done, but your stress level rises, you may get less sleep and the project may not be done as well as it could be,” Lovrich said.

To equip employees and students with time-management skills, the Student Advising and Learning Center provides free time-management workshops each semester, traditionally offering two at the beginning, one at mid-semester and another in preparation for finals week.

Led by staff — including Al Jamison, interim vice president of Student Affairs; Susan Poch, director of the SALC; and Sharon Ericsson, academic coordinator for the SALC — the hour-long workshops provide practical tips and exercises for participants to get their schedules on track.

“We help students and employees realize the amount of time they have and how to best utilize that time,” Lovrich said.

WSU Counseling Services is also an option for time- and stress-management assistance, especially if one-on-one counseling is necessary.

According to Lilia Miramontes, an advanced psychology counseling graduate student with Counseling and Testing Services, poor time management results when employees and students think they have more time than they actually do, so tasks are not properly prioritized.

While academic and work schedules are important to prioritize, Miramontes cautions that it’s best to maintain a balanced lifestyle by scheduling in fun activities and plenty of rest.

“It’s important to be realistic and keep practical factors in mind,” she said. “We are social animals and we need relaxation time.”

Lovrich echoed this warning, noting that achieving success results from managing all aspects of daily schedules.

Not just for moms

WSU Pullman’s annual Mom’s Weekend festivities run Friday-Sunday, April 7-9. Colleges, departments and student groups host specialized activities and some gatherings really are geared to students and their moms. But there are many other events with broader appeal to WSU employees, graduate students and their families. Some of these include:
Quilt exhibit, free, Holland/Terrell Libraries atrium, all day Friday and Saturday, after noon Sunday.
Arts & crafts fair, free, Beasley Coliseum, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Portrait photography, $25 for two 5×7 prints, Bookie, 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Greenhouse open house, free, Abelson 716, 2-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Fashion show of student designs, $12 at the door, $10 in advance at www.beasley.wsu.edu, Beasley Coliseum, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Pancake feed, proceeds to muscular dystrophy fund, $7 adults, $4 kids 6-12 at the door, Presbyterian Church, 1630 NE Stadium Way, 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Fun science sale, rocks, minerals, used science games/toys, books, maps, more, Webster first floor, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.
View of the Palouse from the roof, free, Webster Hall, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Animal/pet exhibits, demonstrations, prizes, free, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Cirque d’Science demo show, explosions, magnetism, electricity, more, free, Webster 16, 11 a.m. Saturday.
WSU Press book sale, Holland/Terrell Libraries atrium, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Iron Chef Wazzu contest between student team and Dining Services team, free, FSHN 103/155, 3 p.m. Saturday.
Comedian Bill Engvall, $35 at www.beasley.wsu.edu, Beasley Coliseum, 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Plant sale of baskets, bowls, bedding plants and vegetables, free, Beasley Coliseum, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.

CES Fall Film Festival Schedule begins Sept. 17

The Comparative Ethnic Studies Department (CES) at Washington State University launches its annual fall film festival Wednesday (Sept. 17) with a screening and discussion of the film “Sankofa,” a tale of several slaves who were captured after trying to escape. Sankofa is an Akan word that means ‘one must return to the past in order to move forward.”

The program begins at 6 p.m. in Kimbrough 101 on the Pullman campus and will be presented by CES graduate student Kelvin Monroe.

Films for the CES Festival are selected by a committee, which consists of graduate students, lecturers and tenure track CES faculty. Seven films have been selected for the fall festival.

“The film series introduces the campus community to historical and recent films that shed light on the ways in which race; class; gender and sexuality are constructed and deployed with popular culture,” said David Leonard, assistant professor of comparative ethnic studies.

Other films in the series include:

·“Hiroshima Maiden,” Sept. 30 — presented by John Steamas
·“Regret to Inform,” Oct. 8 — presented by Callie Palmer
·“Skins,” Oct. 21 — presented by David Warner
·“Set it Off,” Nov. 5 — presented David J. Leonard
·“Senorita Extraviada,” Nov.18 — Co-sponsored and presented by Mujeres Unidas
·“Profit and Nothing But,” Dec. 10 — presented by Jesu Estrada

Following the presentation of “Sankofa” Wednesday at 6 p.m., all screenings will start at 6:30 pm in Kimbrough 101 and will be followed by a discussion.

For more information on the film http://dickinsg.intrasun.tcnj.edu/sankofa/index.htm

For more information on the CES Festival website