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Volume 12 Issue 11

March 25-31, 2019

Diversity celebration happening this thursday

The Virtual Bookstore will go LIVE for students to purchase summer textbooks and materials on Monday, April 1st. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shaquille Little at (910) 898-9648 or littles5046@montgomery.edu.

Please help us improve the services we provide to you, our students. Complete the very satisfying survey at the link above. The survey is open now through April 5th. Thank you for your feedback! (Students only please.)

These are the teams to beat at the 2019 Not-so Polar Volleyball Tournament

On April 9th at 12 Noon at Spring Fling

2018 Best team theme

Taxidermy Mount-a-neers

2018 Polar Volleyball champions

Forestry Timberbeasts

2018 Most team spirit

MCEC Flyin' Hawaiians

2018 Secret Rule

Catch the serve in the sheet and toss it back over the net. Ball can't stay in the sheet more than 5 seconds.

Surprisingly difficult

Who will be this year's not-so Polar Volleyball Champs? What will be the 2019 Secret rule?

Sign up here! Deadline is April 1st!

Required Documents in Self Service Replaces My Documents in WebAdvisor Later This Month

Student Services is happy to announce a new feature in student Self Service accounts. A Required Documents item has been added to User Options. This new feature assists students with monitoring the documents needed for their admissions record and will replace the My Documents item currently available through WebAdvisor. The My Documents item will be removed from WebAdvisor later this month. After signing into your student Self Service account, just click on the icon for User Options to find Required Documents in the pop-out menu.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

What are the risk factors for problem gambling?

Research shows teenagers and college-aged young adults are more impulsive and at higher risk for developing gambling disorders than adults. According to a Harvard University study on pathological gambling in the United States 1.6 percent of adults and 3.9 percent of adolescents have a pathological gambling problem. Another 3.9 percent of adults and 9.5 percent of adolescents experience problem gambling behaviors. Further research indicates adolescent minorities gambling problems are two to three times higher than white adolescents. Other risk factors include:

  • Being male
  • Close access to gambling opportunities
  • Friends who gamble
  • Parents who are frequent or problem gamblers
  • Being an athlete (attracted to competition)
  • Other addictions
  • Family history of addiction or mental illness
  • Antisocial behavior and impulsivity
  • Mental illness
  • Having an early big win
  • Not understanding gambling fallacies

Family members, educators, and mental health professionals should be aware there is a high rate of suicide and suicidal thoughts among problem gamblers. In addition, pathological gamblers generally have other chronic conditions such as:

  • Alcohol abuse (73%)
  • Drug abuse (38%)
  • Nicotine dependence (60%)
  • Mood disorder (50%)
  • Anxiety disorder (41%)
  • Personality disorder (61%)

If you, a family member, or friend want(s) more information, or need(s) help, call the NC Problem Gambling Helpline at 877-718-5543 or visit morethanagamenc.com.

Reminder: See Jessica Latham in Student Services to order your Relay for Life T-shirt.

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