Feeling Energized

Fitness & Wellness opportunities available at Mayborn Campus Center: Free “Cru-Fit” Fitness Classes: Cru-Crunch (abs), Kickboxing, Pilates, CycleFIT Spinning, Power Pilates and Yoga Wellness Wednesdays: Free informative health presentations given by experts in their field. Workouts vary for each individual depending on weight, height and desired outcome. Check out Mayborn Campus Center’s Human Performance Lab to get a free personal workout schedule. The facility offers a foundation for preparing a healthy...

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Feeling Balanced
Nov04

Feeling Balanced

The choice in foods and physical activity affects how one feels today, tomorrow and in the future.Here are some tips to get started: -Make half your grains whole -Vary your veggies -Focus on fruit -Get your calcium-rich foods -Go lean with protein -Find your balance between food and physical activity -Keep food safe to eat The food pyramid has been redesigned from what most of us grew up knowing. Here are some basics to consider: -Whole grains at every meal. -White rice, white bread, potatoes, pasta, sweets use sparingly. -Vegetables in abundance. -Fruits 2-3 times a day. -Plant oils at most meals. -Red meat, butter use sparingly. -Nuts 1-3 times a day -Fish, poultry, eggs 0-2 times a day. -Dairy or calcium supplements 1-2 times a day. -30 minutes of physical activity is required on most...

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Presidential candidate profiles: Barack Obama
Oct21

Presidential candidate profiles: Barack Obama

Barack Obama Democrat Age: 47 years old Education: Law, Harvard University Occupation: Illinois Senator Religion: United Church of Christ Interesting Fact: The first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Economic Policy -Would provide $50 billion to jumpstart the economy, provide more jobs -Would give middle class tax relief Health Care -Would create a new national health care plan for those who cannot afford coverage. -Supports greater regulation of the private health insurance industry. War in Iraq -Plans a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops engaged in combat operations. -Will keep pressure on Iraq, focusing on training Iraqi security forces. Energy -Acquire energy independence with renewable fuels and clean coal. -Build more hybrids and promote ethanol use. -Implement a national program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Same-sex Marriage -Believes marriage is between a man and woman. -Supports civil unions for same-sex couples Education -Strongly supports pay increases for teachers. -Reform and fund the No Child Left Behind -Will create a new American Opportunity Tax Credit to provide free or low-cost public education for those eligible. Immigration Policy -Wants to extend welfare, Medicaid and Social Security to immigrants. -Voted no on declaring English as the official language of the U.S. -Voted to build border fence and establish guest worker program. -Would allow  undocumented immigrants in good standing to pay a fine and learn English in order to become a U.S. citizen. Abortion -Pro-choice, supports Roe v Wade. -Opposes notifying parents of minors who seek out-of-state abortions. -Would provide $100 million to reduce teen pregnancy through education and...

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Presidential candidate profiles: John McCain
Oct21

Presidential candidate profiles: John McCain

John McCain Republican Age: 72 years old Education: U.S. Naval Academy Occupation: Arizona Senator  Religion: Episcopalian Interesting Fact: As a third generation naval aviator, he was shot down over Vietnam in 1967 and held as a prisoner of war for more than five years. Economic Policy -Plans to keep taxes low and restrain federal spending. -Create good jobs by promoting new markets in the United States Health Care -Plans to provide tax credits for families and individuals to buy health insurance. -Would promote healthy lifestyles to reduce the need for medical care. War in Iraq -Opposes withdrawal until Iraq is stable. Energy -Supports increased oil drilling,  nuclear energy, and alternative fuels -Would work to decrease dependence on foreign oil. Same-sex Marriage -Would let states decide on issues of same-sex marriage. Education -Would provide school vouchers for private education. -Opposes implementing federal testing standards. -Supports increasing teacher salaries. -Supports freedom to choose schools Immigration Policy -Advocates tightening border security. -Supports allowing additional legal immigrants through expanded visa programs. -Electronic employment verification system to screen employees quickly. Abortion -Pro-life, believes Roe v. Wade should be overturned. -Would promote child adoptions. -Opposes creation of human embryos for research...

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Presidential election: Polls and platforms
Oct21

Presidential election: Polls and platforms

A poll was conducted that surveyed 670 students and 148 faculty and staff, asking whom they would choose for the 2008 presidency and which foreign and domestic issues are most important to them. Below are the results of the questionnaire. Quick facts about the candidates and proposed solutions to dominate political issues are also provided. Obama or McCain? As the presidential race approaches the finish line, many wonder who will be the 44th president of the United States of America. According to a poll taken on the UMHB campus if the elections were held today students, faculty and staff would vote: Issues The following graph shows the recent poll’s results for the most relevant issues regarding the election. The poll compares faculty and staff’s top choices to those marked most by...

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Check out creative Cru Cribs
Oct01

Check out creative Cru Cribs

Stocking an apartment can be a task. Take a look at how fellow Crusaders mix and match unique pieces into their design schemes. Twin Chairs “These are our flowery arm chairs. This setup is perfect for reading and drinking coffee.  It helps establish a cozy atmosphere at home, which is something that was very important to me and my roommates,” junior Noelle Renfro said. Kitty call “I got the rug from a guy who lived behind Subway, who had listed it on craigslist. I really wanted something with a graphic on it, preferably a dragon or mythical creature, but the lion was the next best thing,” senior Josh Hobratsch said. Fold up or flip out “It was my grandmother’s table. I thought it’d be nice to have since it’s a coffee table and an actual dining table all in one,” senior computer science major Michael Gohlke said. Turtle races “They get away from us sometimes, but they never end up anywhere too weird,” Maghan Leonard said. “We race them and have turtle nights, where we lay on the floor and try to make them do things and go places,” nursing major Sarah Saucedo said. Shock and awe “My room is eclectic,” Jordan Hall said. “I got my ideas from the Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. My favorite things in my room are my colorful paper lantern and my ‘Find your stage door and open it’ sign. I wanted my room to be very chic.” Art in passing “This painting used to be in Rachel Stevens and Taylor Harrison’s apartment, and I inherited it from them. It is kind of like an upperclassmen heirloom. Some lucky underclassmen may just inherit it,” DaniBeth Crosby...

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