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Keri Shiplet
Dec 11, 2017

Student Involvement Weekly: Happy Holidays!

Dec 11, 2017 by Keri Shiplet

The following newsletter is sent out every week if there is information happening on campus or in the community
that students, student organizations, faculty, and staff can benefit from. 

Student Involvement Weekly

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General Announcements for Students,
Faculty, & Staff

Tips for Finals: 

1. Create your own study guide. 2. Ask questions. 3. Attend the review session. 
4. Start early. 5. Organize a group study session. 6. Eat Well 
7. Take breaks. 8. Stay well-rested. 9. Quiz Yourself
10. Turn OFF Social Media 11. Try a Mindfulness Activity.  12. Make it Fun!
Finally remember self care and procrastination are not the same thing.

Pj’s, Nooks, and Storybooks

Communities In Schools of South Plains will be hosting Pj’s, Nooks, and Storybooks, which benefits at-risk students in our community. The event will be held December 21, 2017, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at McWhorter Elementary School, located at 2711 1st St., Lubbock, TX. Communities In Schools of South Plains would like to invite everyone to join them at Pj’s, Nooks, and Storybooks and come read to a student. All volunteers are being asked to donate a pair of pajamas and to a read a book. The pajama size and gender of a student that signed up will be assigned to you before the event. If you are unable to purchase these items, but would still like to volunteer, please let Penny Jones know.  Penny can be contacted at or 806-368-8090 no later than December 14, 2018 to volunteer and/or donate.  Visit to learn more about Communities In Schools of the South Plains.

On-Campus Events & Opportunities
for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Start the spring semester off right by finding an organization to join! Come meet some of the best students at Texas Tech at the Winter Raider Welcome Student Organization Fair and find out more about getting involved on campus.

Off-Campus Events & Opportunities
for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Santa's Land

Santa's Land Drive-Thru Christmas Park is located in Tahoka (30 miles south of Lubbock). Admission is free, donations will be accepted to help keep the lights on. Stop by and see the lights and Santa. The park includes four acres of land, thousands of lights, 100 plus wooden cut outs, 15 blow-ups, tons of Christmas trees, and decorated antique car. Lots of new stuff this year! Visitors are able to stay inside their cars or get out and mingle while enjoying a warm fire and hot chocolate & cookies.Gate opens at 6:30 each night, lights out at 10:00pm. For more information check out Santa's Land on Facebook.

Important Events & Opportunities 
for Student Org Leaders & Advisors

Student Union & Activities is looking for student organizations interested in collaborating on Texas Tech's Annual Diversity Week, during the Spring 2018 semester. Email if interested! Please contact Kelsey Jackson, by Monday, February 26 if your department or organization has any ideas or would like to participate in planning the 5th annual Diversity Week.

Diversity Week is a week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the importance of diversity throughout the community and Texas Tech University. Events, both fun and educational, will be planned throughout the entire week. The only limit to the events and topics we include is your imagination! Check out last year's events at

The first planning meeting for next year’s Diversity Week will be on Friday, December 1, at 1:30pm in the Student Union Building Masked Rider Room (at the top of the Food Court Stairs)

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