The Find D’Youie’s Gold Inside 1 in 6 Wins! l y a t s a t C catalyst |’katl-ist| noun a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction March 2015 | ISSUE VI without itself undergoing any per manent chemical change. 1 Break The Cycle BY BRIDGET DIX The Break The Cycle event was Saturday, February 28. DYC students came to Bike or Bar to ride for mental health awareness. The Purpose of Break The Cycle was to honor the life of Curtis Caine, a DaVinci and DYC student, who was passionate about starting a discussion about mental illness and the silent stigma that 2 comes with it. All proceeds will be donated, in Curtis’s name, to the Mental Health Association of Erie County. This is an organization that works every day to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and provides support, comfort and direction to individuals and families living with mental illness. This organization also organizes suicide prevention initiatives across WNY. We want to thank everyone who rode a bike and donated. We are truly grateful and were so glad to see members of the DYC community who participated. Thank You for your time and support. The day started out with DYC students, faculty and staff arriving at Bike or Bar, signing in and choosing a bike. Before the workout began we were all given green and gold bracelets, the colors representative of mental health awareness. Elena Ferrer, a DYC student greeted the participants with the following speech: “I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you for making the time to come together and raise money for the Erie County Mental Health Association and more importantly taking the time to honor the life of Curtis Caine, a DaVinci and D’Youville student, who took his own life last semester As some of you know before Curtis Caine’s passing he was planning to give a speech revolving around mental health and mental illness. We are never going to know what that speech would have said but what we do know is that a conversation about mental health, suicide, and the stigma that comes with mental illness and it’s treatment, needs to start happening. Not only on DaVinci and D’Youville’s campus but everywhere. Because why as a society are we still remaining so silent about the fact that suicide is the second leading cause of death for young adults. Why do we not talk about how 1 in 4 college students have a diagnosable mental health disorder and yet over half of them are silently suffering and not receiving the help that they need? By remaining silent we are willfully avoiding an important issue and creating this vicious cycle of stigma. Silence always leads to a cycle of inaction, discrimination, and fear. This cycle of stigma caused by silence prevents people from getting the help they need. But we can break this cycle. By being able to talk about mental health, suicide, and treatment we are not only acknowledging that these things are real but we are providing an avenue for people who are suffering every day to begin to recognize that there is change and that there is hope and they don’t have to overcome this alone. I know it’s uncomfortable to go up and ask someone How are you feeling? Are you depressed? Are you suicidal? Do you need help or support? I know all that is uncomfortable but you know what else is uncomfortable? Riding on these little pointy seats and sweating profusely in front of your colleagues. But yet we are all here today. So I believe all of you have the ability to break this cycle of silence and stigma and I am challenging you to do just that. But with all that being said please do not misinterpret this message and actual break bikorbar cycles. Bikorbar and our instructor today Jeana were very gracious for donating their space and time today.” 3 On behalf of Black Student Union & Women’s History Month: Woman Work I’ve got the children to tend The clothes to mend The floor to mop The food to shop Then the chicken to fry The baby to dry I got company to feed The garden to weed I’ve got shirts to press The tots to dress The can to be cut I gotta clean up this hut Then see about the sick And the cotton to pick. Shine on me, sunshine Rain on me, rain Fall softly, dewdrops And cool my brow again. Storm, blow me from here With your fiercest wind Let me float across the sky ‘Til I can rest again. Fall gently, snowflakes Cover me with white Cold icy kisses and Let me rest tonight. Sun, rain, curving sky Mountain, oceans, leaf and stone Star shine, moon glow You’re all that I can call my own. -Maya Angelou 4 Selected National Days for March Many dietetics students and faculty know that March is “National Nutrition Month”, and help the rest of us remember that fact by hosting the Annual Food Fest. As I talk with fellow students, I like to bring up the topic of the National Day, and many are intrigued by the topic chosen by the site I subscribe to: nationaldaycalendar. com. Here are some of the “National Days” of March that I caught my eye and would like to highlight. March 2: Old Day Stuff We have all heard the saying, “same old, same old”; well, this is the day to do things differently. There are several different ways that you can change up your day. Take a moment to recognize the things that you do each day, then think of other ways that you can do things that will change up those routines. March 10: Napping Day March 1: Peanut Lover’s Day Peanut butter is a staple in most American homes and is definitely not limited to the sandwich. It is an excellent source of protein and healthy fat that comes in creamy, chunky or natural and can be combined with many snacks including crackers, apples, celery, carrots, bananas, and many more. National Napping Day is celebrated annually the day following the return of daylight savings time. A needed nap can make you feel better and also improve your mood, and what student would not like a few extra minutes of sleep (especially after midterms are over?). March 14: Pi Day BY HEATHER BEYEA This is the most epic of the century since this Pi Day is in the year 2015. (Pi=3.1415926). Watch for Pi Daythemed activities from the MNS Department & Club during Blah Buster Day, since Pi Day falls on a Saturday when most students (and faculty) are not on campus. March 27: National Joe Day Get Smart Instead of Going Mad This March! BY EVAN KAMINSKI March 17: Everyone is Irish Day On St. Patrick’s Day, there are parades around the country. And everyone can raise their glass of Guiness, do a jig and celebrate Irish tradition of enjoying good company. You also get the opportunity to wear as many shades of green at the same time as you can manage. March 19: Certified Nurses Day Registered Dietitians are not the only ones to have a day dedicated to them during March: Certified Nurses also celebrate their profession during March. Everyday lives are affected because of the care of certified nurses. They are very dedicated to helping others, working extremely long and hard hours. Enjoy a cup of “joe” with all of your friends named Joe, Jo, Joey, Joseph, Josephine, Johanna, Joann, Jodie, or any variant of the name Joe. There are a few ways to celebrate the name “Joe” on this day: Honor all people with the name “Joe” or everyone changes their name to “Joe” for the day. Although if you were to look at this site, you would notice that there are mostly National Days dedicated to food; there are a few days that are dedicated to interesting moments in history or popular culture. Each day has either a history as to why it is now a National Day or history of the product in American culture. Having a heads-up of what National Day is scheduled is a good conversation starter or just a quick topic to have a laugh with friends between studying. The site has an option to buy a wall calendar that includes all the National Days that they highlight, or the free option of subscribing to their mailing list, where they will send the National Days that are celebrated to you in an email the day before they are celebrated. March Madness is quickly approaching, but there's a better bet you can make with your money, stocks. And with the help of the fee free investing website LOYAL3 investing is easier than ever. LOYAL3.com provides its users with the ability to invest in the companies they love, such as Apple, Pepsi, or Twitter. The best part is all investments made are fee free! The website manages to cut out trading fees through sponsors and by bundling trades. LOYAL3 even offers certain initial public offerings (IPOs) such as GoPro when it first went public. With that being said the trades do not occur in real time. There is usually a 2 to 4 day lag period before trades are made. My advice is to avoid short term trading. Long term investments are the best option plus companies often offer dividends making it worth while to hold onto your stocks. While its a great idea to save money it's an even better idea to use that money you're saving to make MORE money. So whether you are a serious investor or want to invest for fun I would check out LOYAL3.com. Investments can be made as low as $10. A much safer bet than attempting to fill out a perfect bracket. 5 “Getting Noticed with Purple Briefcase” BY GRACE SUTHERLAND, DYC CAREER SERVICES Graduation. The promise of no more exams, clinical rotations, and allnighters brings a sense of relief. I’m excited to be going out into the real world. Until I realize that living in the real world means getting a job. Not just any job; but a job that I can turn into a career. Suddenly graduation doesn’t seem so exciting. If you’re feeling a bit like me, don’t worry. The Career Services Center is equipped to help you with everything related to your job search through their new platform, Purple Briefcase. Purple Briefcase is an online platform that can provide you with the tools you need to make a resume, find a job, ace your interview, and start a career. Purple Briefcase has a host of amazing tools for you to use. The first thing you do is set up a profile that contains all your contact information, information about your work-related experience, your interests, and your achievements. Already have a profile from Linked In? It’s easy to import the content you’ve already written! You can also upload up to five resumes with your profile. Employers can view your profile and use it to contact you directly. Purple Briefcase allows you to choose what information employers can see. You can also use your profile to track your follow-up activities with different employers. Did you: Finish the application? Get an interview? Send a thank you note? Get the job? But you don’t have to wait for employers to contact you. There is a search engine that allows you to simultaneously search Indeed.com, a popular online job board, and the job postings submitted directly to D’Youville through the Career Services Center. Interested in an internship or volunteer opportunity? You can search for those too! Maybe you’ve already found a job you want and have scheduled an interview. Now what? Purple Briefcase has countless resources to help you ace your interview, from videos about what to wear and how to answer tough questions to software that allows you to perform a mock interview through your webcam. Can’t find an answer to your question? There are numerous career chat forums that allow you to ask your questions and get feedback from professionals all over the country. Purple Briefcase is available to you as a student of D’Youville. It is free for you to use for the rest of your career; even once you graduate. It can be accessed online or through their free smartphone app! All you need to do is set up your account. Now you have no excuse to be afraid of graduation. Get out there and start your career! Purple Briefcase Quick Guide Free to current students and alumni - Set up an account as a new student and choose D’Youville in the school search. You’ll set up a password and next time, login in as a returning user. Search for: Jobs: access both indeed.com and opportunities sent directly to our office by employers Internships Create your own profile • Upload resumes and cover letters • List experience, interests, awards etc. in Linked In style format • Track your follow-up activities • Employers can look at you, but you choose what they can see 6 My Path feature: what types of careers might be worth exploring? • Research • Companies, job outlooks, salary information • Video Channels: informational videos, 30 seconds -8 minutes long on wide range of job search related topics • Career Chat Forums : get answers to your questions from people all over the country • Smartphone App: free; access to forums, job search, video content, purple briefcase twitter. For additional information, contact DYC Career Services: 829-7688 Take 10 and Destress BY ROSANNA LEE How many of you have trouble falling asleep? I know I do! When exam time rolls around the corner I seem to think of nothing but that. Not to mention, the 10 billion chores I have to run before the end of my week. Sure, it’s normal to feel stressed around these times, but is it normal to experience stress and anxiety more often than that? Research from the American Psychological Association - http://www. apa.org/helpcenter/understandingchronic-stress.aspx has found that some people may experience chronic stress (constant stress that persists over an extended period of time and impacts our psychological and physical well-being), with sleep disturbance as one of the most common symptoms. Studies have found that an average 7 out of 10 adults in the US have difficulty sleeping (Stress and Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADDA) - http://www.adaa.org/). Women are more likely to experience stress-induced sleep problems than men and often feel not well-rested after sleep, they also tend to have more trouble sleeping and more difficulty staying asleep at night. The results are not surprising given the nature of our lifestyle today – with better and faster technology we are now expected to get more things done in less the amount of time. So, we can’t really change our fastpaced environment, but we can change the way we deal with stress and anxiety. One of which is changing our perspective…but you know you can only do so much with that, right? If you’re not happy with the way stress is affecting your life, why not take matters into your own hands and do it with some creativity? I know what you’re thinking. You feel bad taking time for yourself to “enjoy” something you don’t think you deserve. Stop right there! Let’s reframe that perspective -- we need balance. Fun or relaxation is a key part of that equation to better quality of life and it’s a way for us to nurture ourselves. Here are a few unconventional and some creative tips to get you started (see my list of ideas below). Believe me, if you plan 5-10 minutes each day and you give that time for yourself to do something you like, you will not only feel happier, but more refreshed, recharged and ready to take on the next task you set out to do. I personally try to do meditativerelaxation everyday for 10-15 minutes and it makes a huge difference. If you’re into this kind of thing, YouTube is a great (FREE) resource with plenty of guided meditative-relaxation tutorials you can try. (I recommend this before sleep) Try these other stress-reducing ideas: Join an improv or drama club (laughing is great medicine) Sing in the shower (who cares, nobody is watching!) Take up art classes (e.g. fine arts, pottery, dance, hip-hop, creative writing) Drink to your happiness (yes, beer and that good stuff in moderate amounts! We all know red is also good for your heart health too! CHEERS TO THAT!) Get your morning cuppa (caffeine from coffee or tea in moderate amounts have been shown to reduce stress and improve alertness. But you knew the last point already, I’m sure. Fine, one more for the books – caffeine may also help to reduce your risk for depression!) Chamomile and lavender (These herbal teas have been shown to help reduce stress and calm you down. If you ever feel like you need to shake off your anxiety, this may do the trick). Light therapy – SAD (aka. Seasonal Affective Disorder is actually an occurrence in some people who get depression from seasonal changes. Light therapy has been found to work on some individuals. If you ever feel under the weather, try getting out and taking in some sunshine..and if you can’t, find a specialist who can provide you with the right light therapy.) Google Calendar or Agenda – Trust me, this helps. If you organized your weeks you won’t feel too overwhelmed. Calendars also allow you to space out your activities so you don’t over-work yourself. I know this is not THAT creative, but you know I’m right on this. Knowing your limits – Sometimes it’s a matter of being able to say NO and putting a limit to how much you should do each day. You know yourself best and if you feel that something is too much, try to slow down and if you can, stop. You’ll thank yourself after. 7 Dormet Foods /dawr-máy/ Here are some simple (and delicious) recipes you can cook in the dorms. There are stove tops in each TV lounge and an oven available to use in the laundry room. You should already know about the microwave in your room, but with just a few simple ingredients that you can pick up at 7/11, Tops or even take a 10-minute drive to Wegmans on Amherst St., you can make some great dormet food. COOKIES AND CREAM FUDGE INGREDIENTS 12 oreos, crushed into smaller pieces 3 cups white chocolate, chopped (or white chocolate chips) 1 can (14 oz) condensed milk DIRECTIONS 1. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper. In microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate and condensed milk. Microwave for about 30 seconds and remove and stir until chocolate is mostly melted. Microwave again for another 30 seconds and stir again. Chocolate should be completely melted and smooth. If not, microwave slightly longer. Careful not to overheat in microwave. 2. Spread half of the crushed oreos across bottom of pan. Pour chocolate on top. Sprinkle remaining Oreos across surface, spreading evenly. Press down on Oreo pieces on top so that they go into the fudge and attempt to smoothe out top. Place in fridge several hours to set. Cut with sharp knife into bitesized squares. 8 “They’re Adormable” ~ Meg Harmon PANDAN, COCONUT AND CHOCOLATE FUDGE INGREDIENTS For the pandan layer: 3 cups whole milk powder 1 cup condensed milk 1 ½ tsp pandan extract For the coconut layer: 1 ½ cups whole milk powder ½ cup condensed milk ¼ cup coconut (desiccated or fresh) ½ tsp cardamom powder 1 small pinch saffron For the chocolate layer: 1 cup milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces ¼ cup butter Oil to grease the tray DIRECTIONS 1. For the pandan layer combine the pandan extract with the condensed milk. In a microwave-proof bowl, mix the green condensed milk with the milk powder and microwave for one minute at a time for four minutes. Remove from the microwave in between these one minute intervals and stir. 2. Grease a 6X8 metal tray or thali with plenty of any flavourless oil 3. Press the pandan layer into the metal tray with the back of a spoon, making sure it’s even all over. Set aside and allow to cool. 4. For the coconut layer combine the milk powder, condensed milk and coconut in a microwave-proof dish. Repeat the microwave process as in step one, but for three minutes this time. Remember to stir at one minute intervals so it doesn’t burn. Add the cardamom and saffron and combine quickly. 5. Place the coconut mixture on top of the pandan layer and press in tightly and evenly. Set aside and allow to cool. 6. Place the chocolate in a microwave-proof bowl and microwave on high for 30 second bursts until it has melted. Remove from the microwave and add the butter. Fold the mixture with a spoon until silky. Don’t overwork the chocolate. 7. Pour the chocolate over the cooled coconut layer and allow to set at room temperature. When the fudge has set, cut it into pieces with a sharp knife. Bon Appetit @ DYC - DAC Kiosk BY JUDY SZEMATOWICZ Sometimes when you’re suffering from the mid-winter blahs and don’t want to go out in the cold to get a nice lunch, you need not look any further than your own backyard. Those of us who work in the DAC, not only get to live in a shiny new building, but we also have a great kiosk on the 2nd floor chocked full of yummy food. The proprietor and maître d is Kim Eckhart. Kim does a phenomenal job of preparing a variety of fresh, delicious and affordable food choices. The morning hours are usually filled with the sweet scent of freshly baking scones or cookies. Sadly anyone who is trying to slim down after the holidays is really put to the test in this building. There is also a nice variety of bagels for your dining pleasure. Fresh fruit is offered whole or in a lovely fruit cup which sells for $2.65. As nice as the morning food is, it really can’t hold a candle to the lunch choices. When the smell of bacon wafts into our office, we beat a path upstairs to make sure we get one of Kim’s turkey bacon wraps. This wrap is my favorite. It is full of the name sake turkey and bacon, but it also has tomatoes, lettuce, provolone and avocado mayo. Tres excellent! The chicken salad and tuna wraps are also great. She mixes a little ranch dressing in with the mayo and it gives them another level of deliciousness. Often when I order a wrap it has more tortilla and less filling. It is not the case with Kim’s wraps. They are brimming with fresh ingredients. Sandwiches on a variety of breads and croissant are also available. The sandwiches and wraps are accompanied by your choice of chips or a piece of fruit for $4.75. You Can I use Interlibrary Loan to obtain textbooks? The Montante Family Library strongly discourages students from requesting class textbooks through Interlibrary Loan. In most cases, requests for textbooks are not filled by other libraries. If they are filled, the requests usually take longer than 10 days to be processed because multiple requests must be placed before finding a library willing to loan the item. Additionally, it is rare for a student who receives a textbook via Interlibrary Loan to have the book for the entire semester. Please speak with a librarian if you have questions. could easily $8 for a comparable lunch at any of our surrounding restaurants. The salads are lovely as well. There is a Greek salad with the usual components, olives, feta, pepperoncini and it comes with pita points as well. There is also mandarin chicken salad, and the ever popular Taco Salad. The Taco Salad has separate containers for the ground beef, salsa and sour cream. It keeps the lettuce from getting soggy. The President’s salad is a combination of mixed greens, blue cheese crumbles, craisins, almonds and mandarin oranges. All of these salads are a mere $4.75. Kim really has pride in her work and it shows in the product that she puts out. I was hesitant to do this review because I was hoping to keep this little jewel our own little secret here in DAC. I was afraid that it would cause long lines and I wouldn’t get my turkey bacon wrap first. But I couldn’t keep this to myself in all good conscience. I think when someone goes the extra mile for us, it’s the kind of news that has to be shared. Thanks Kim! AAUP Scholarship Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with at least a 3.00 GPA? Do you need money for tuition? The D’Youville Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will award a $500 scholarship to one or more accomplished DYC students this spring. Interested students must submit an application. The application requires submission of a current resume and written essay which addresses one of the two core values of the AAUP: academic freedom or shared governance. Applications are available in the Connections lounge area, Financial Aid office and at the library circulation desk. The application deadline is March 13 and the scholarship is awarded in April. The AAUP scholarship committee looks forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions you may email Dr. Margaret McGeachy at [email protected] 9 The Catalsyt Blah Buster Days! How the Contest Works: 1.Find a winning ticket in The Catalyst! 2.Find the ALL COLOR copy and win! 3.Take your winning ticket/catalyst to Lori Stutzman in CC 119 to receive your prize! Be a win ner Lea ve t ! Bla he Beh h’s ind ! 4.There is only one win per student! 5. Follow and TWEET the words that are in this font elsewhere in The Catalyst to @ DYCSA4You and win a KINDLE FIRE! 6. There will be a lottery held including all of the people who follow and TWEET the magic words! 10 Sorry! You are not a winner. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER…BECOME EDUCATED… BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION BY MARY PFEIFER 12.7 million people are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners in one year. That’s approximately the population of New York City and Los Angeles combined. That’s 24 people every minute. Why should you care? Because it’s someone you know. Across the nation there has been an increase in efforts to educate people on sexual assault; bystander intervention and in particular how college communities should and can become more effective at handling these issues. As you know the DYC community is no exception to this movement and one way of tackling such a sensitive issue is to help you become more aware of the facts surrounding sexual assault; ways to effectively and safely watch out for one another and to let you know where you may turn to in the event you are a victim. So read on and remember: “Together we can make a difference!” 6 Questions About Sexual Assault You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask What is sexual assault? “Sexual assault” is any unwanted sexual, physical, verbal, or visual act that forces someone to have sexual contact against his or her will. It’s motivated by the need to control, humiliate, and harm. Some examples are: harassment, rape, incest, oral sex, molestation, forcing someone to pose for pictures, and unwanted touching. Read more at the Joyful Heart Foundation. What is rape? It’s a specific type of sexual assault. It involves any forced, manipulated, or coerced penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth by a penis or other object. It is not a crime of passion. It’s a crime of violence—often used to scare or degrade the victim. It’s a common misconception that sexual assault and rape are perpetrated by strangers. Most survivors know their perpetrators. According to Bureau of Justice statistics, 60 percent of survivors are assaulted by an intimate partner, relative, friend, or acquaintance. This rate is even higher for women who were assaulted or raped in college. Read more at Safe Horizon. What is consent? Consent is a clear “yes” to your partner. It is not the absence of a “no.” (Read about California’s groundbreaking “Yes Means Yes” law.) The “Yes Means Yes” law is being looked at in many states around the nation and was recently passed into law within the state schools in New York state. Are we making any progress? Yes, The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network estimates that the rate of sexual assault has fallen by more than 50 percent in recent years. When does rape or sexual assault typically occur? Rape and sexual assault can happen at any time. However: Most victims of rape and sexual assault are females younger than 24. Forty-two percent have been raped before age 18. As for guys, researchers estimate that 1 in 6 men experience unwanted or abusive sexual contact before age 18. Where can I get help? In an emergency, call 911. For counseling, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline for free counseling, 24 hours a day: 1-800-HOPE. The call is anonymous and confidential unless you choose to share personally identifying information.You’ll be connected to your local rape crisis center and an advocate may be able to meet you at the hospital. Find detailed survivor resources on their website. The college strongly encourages the prompt reporting of sexual misconduct. The report may be made by: A person covered by this policy who believes they experienced sexual misconduct; or a person who has information that sexual misconduct may have been committed by a person covered by this policy. Reports should be made to either of the two Title IX Coordinators. To report alleged sexual misconduct by undergraduate or graduate students, contact: Deborah Owens Title IX Coordinator at (716) 829-8198 or via email: [email protected] To report alleged sexual misconduct by faculty, administrative staff, academic staff or third parties, contact: Linda Moretti Title IX Coordinator at (716) 829-7811 or via email: [email protected] For the complete College policy visit: http://www.dyc. edu/about/titleix.aspx NO MORE Week: March 8-14th 11 CO-EDITORS: Bridget Dix Candice Price DESIGN CONSULTANT: Cher Ravenell ADVISORS: Jeff Platt & Judy Dumitru STAFF: Stephanie Gabbey Joe Brown Kyle Fancher Melanie Petrone Rachel Stoddard Heather Beyea ATTENTION STUDENTS!!! Those who submit material for The Catalyst are eligible to receive a custom Catalyst T-shirt. The shirts will be grey with the logo below in black and red. Only submissions printed in The Catalyst will receive a T-shirt. 12 The Catalyst, the student voice of D’Youville College is a monthly publication funded and supported by D’Youville’s Student Association. The opinions expressed in The Catalyst are not necessarily the views of D’Youville College, the Student Association or The Catalyst. Submissions become the property of The Catalyst and are subject to the editors’ approval. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit, print or to not print any submissions. All submissions should be typed and must include the author’s name, which will be printed unless special arrangements are made. In new and upcoming issues of The Catalyst, for the first article or picture submission that is run in the paper, a customized Catalyst T-shirt will be awarded when The Catalyst reaches newsstands. Each student may only receive one T-shirt. 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