A MESSAGE FROM YOUR STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT
To the Student Body,
My name is Seth Powers, and I will be serving as Student Body President for the 2017-2018 school year. That means it is my duty and pleasure, as well Student Senate’s, to represent you for the upcoming school year. Any issues, ideas or visions you have are more than welcome at our meetings. Student Senate meets every Wednesday at 6:30 in the Terrill Rooms, Cerf Center. Being Student Body President also means that it my responsibility to provide encouragement for the start of a new academic year.
I remember walking into my dorm on move-in day and feeling a mixture of fear and excitement. For the past two years, that feeling has returned quite a bit. College is an extraordinary experience, and you’re going to do many things that terrify you. Don’t shy away from those things. Unless the terrifying things is like, wrestling a bear. Then shy away. Shy very far way.
But assuming the terrifying thing is something more realistic, like a play audition, or going to that club meeting even though you don’t know anyone, run straight at it. Embrace the time you have here to learn, both in and out of the classroom. If the only thing stopping you from taking an opportunity is a little voice in your head saying “what if it goes wrong?” tell that voice to shut up, and take the opportunity. Basically, don’t waste your time second guessing yourself.
This is the only time in your life you’ll have to completely dedicate to making yourself better, and there will be resources all around you to help you in that quest. You’ll make friends with people you would have never guessed, find yourself enjoying things you never would have ever expected, and learning more than you thought possible.
So get out there and do it,
Student Body President, 17-18
Take Advantage of the Resources we Offer
We stress the importance of a positive student experience at Eureka College. To ensure your health, safety and success throughout your time here, the Office of Student Life facilitates the use of various resources for Eureka College students.
Eureka College Student Resources
We have a number of health & wellness resources on campus. Our local contract with Advocate Eureka Hospital also provides access to physicians on a limited basis.
Rev. Bruce Fowlkes is the Chaplain of Eureka College. He helps students honor their traditions, connect with deeper sources of meaning and become more articulate about their faith.
Provided by Tazwood Center for Wellness, seeing a professional counselor as a Eureka College student is easy and free. Whatever is on your mind, don’t be afraid to talk to someone.
Tazwood Center for Wellness visits campus twice a week for on campus counseling appointments. Each student receives 6 free sessions per semester.
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