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Carruth March Newsletter 2023

Welcome back from spring break! We're excited to have you back on campus and hope you were able to take the week to rest and unwind, spend time with friends and family and take a moment to do things that you enjoy. Did you know today is the first day of spring? Spring signifies coming out of the darkness as we've transitioned from longer nights to longer days. We're looking forward to warmer weather as the end of the semester draws closer.

You got through your midterms and you're back from break refreshed, but as we all know, finals week is on the horizon. NOW is the best time to begin preparing yourself for your upcoming tests and projects. Taking time before the day of a big test or presentation to focus on preparation and taking care of yourself can minimize the day-of jitters. It's important for you to have some tools in your toolbelt to help turn the volume down on your anxiety. The Carruth Center has listed some relaxation techniques below for you to try. You can use these techniques over the next few weeks and on test days.

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CBCR annual Black Film Festival March 31

The Center for Black Culture and Research will host its  2nd Annual Black Film Festival starting at 11 a.m. Friday (March 31) in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. 

The five films, including four independent black films, will be followed by a discussion with the directors and/or producers.

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Decision-Making 101 Workshop March 27

What do you want to eat? If you consider yourself as a person who is indecisive, chances are you probably hate facing that question orfeel stuck because you have FOMO. Maybe you feel too anxious to choose. Or maybe you genuinely struggle figuring out what you want. 

In this workshop, we discuss challenges in making decisions that we often face, and some tips and skills that can help you make decisions.

Join this is a hybrid event from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27.

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WVU Dining Services to provide meals during Ramadan for students with dining plans

In observance of Ramadan, WVU Dining Services will provide meals after sunset and before sunrise for students with a dining plan who celebrate the holiday through Friday, April 21.

WVU Dining Services will offer hot halal to-go dinners with multiple protein options to students with a dining plan who ask for a meal via a meal request form. A breakfast box for the next morning will be available for pickup with each dinner.

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Kenneth D. Gray Student Leadership Award nominations due March 31

Student Engagement and Leadership is pleased to announce the acceptance of nominations for the 2023 Kenneth D. Gray Student Leadership Award. Named after our past Vice President for Student Life, this award is designed to recognize exemplary leadership on behalf of our current senior and graduate students at West Virginia University. Criteria for selection of this award are as follows:

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Registration is still open for Adventure WV's SOAR WV trip

The Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Reorientation (SOAR) program is for any rising sophomore as of May 2023. If you’re interested in joining Adventure WV for a tour around the Mountain State, registration is open until Friday, April 28. The trip will showcase amazing adventurous opportunities, involving travel and camping around WV, rafting, rock climbing, day hiking and aerial adventures.

SOAR WV will take place May 6-12 . The total cost of the trip is $225, which includes all gear, entrance fees, most food, transportation during the trip, river shuttle and instruction. For more information, visit, or register now in the WVUGo app.

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Cultivating your Inner Garden March 28

The Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services is collaborating with the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the student Horticulture Club to bring to life this workshop. 

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Mental Health 101 Training workshops

Back by popular demand, WELLWVU and the Carruth Center will host Mental Health 101 Training workshops throughout the spring semester.

The 90-minute trainings will focus on the following:

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