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Aries (March 21 to April 19) Shortly after the summer heat leaves, you find that the first thing to go as a student is your sense of pride in fashion. As difficult as it may be to do, dressing in a professional manner will help your standing in the eyes of those around, so keep the sweatpants at home.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20) Good news: your prof doesn't want you to buy any text- books. Bad news: hundreds of pages of written notes. Stock up on your favourite pen, and try not to mind the ink stain on your hand, because it will all be worth it in the end.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Boring classes, crazy classes times, and that one student that constantly asks questions in class and disrupts ev- erybody. While changing majors might seem drastic, it's never too late to make a change in your life. Whether that be from one science to another, or a complete 180.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22) Summer is over and you are now realizing that you don't have quite enough money for food, rent and tuition, and the parental piggy bank washed up long ago. Don't worry, there are plenty of ways to find that extra money for school, from bursaries student loans. It's worth it.

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) Ask questions. There are times where being proud or shy can be beneficial, but post-secondary school is not one of those times. If you are confused, seek clarification. It can make a huge difference, and will make you feel that much better than the burden of not asking.

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Don’t trust the charmer. His smile might be bright, his demeanor warm, but he only means to take from you. Protect your investments wisely, and choose your confi- dants carefully. While putting trust in individuals isn’t the worst idea, it’s wise to know how much trust to invest and into whom.

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You don't have to put your personal life on hold just because you're at school. Take the time to make friends and have fun. Odds are that the people in your classes are fairly like minded.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Hang in there kitty. Yes, summer is behind you and the days are getting shorter, but you can still schedule time to just be alone. Taking the time to unplug and cool off can spare you from a burnout you definitely don't need.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Procrastination is not your friend. The reason you get a syllabus at the beginning of term is to allow you to schedule accordingly, so when all your projects and papers come due at the same time, you can be on top of and ahead of the assignments.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Volunteering and interning can be very beneficial for both your resume as well as knowledge gained. It is not always a bad idea to show your ability to work without a wage, but be sure to not let yourself be taken advantage of as well. Finding time for a paying job is recommended.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Staying active is a good way of keeping up your mood. The healtheir you are, the better you will feel and you will be less inclined to indulge in your seventeenth cup of cof- fee today, as your body will keep on going.

Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20) Introduce yourself to your professor and send a reminder email. Getting off on the right foot is key to building a relationship if you need help later, and will increase their opinion of you. Try not to be overbearing though, as crossing the line can make you seem annoying.

Solutions In the loop In case you missed anything – a roundup of facts we picked up last month

Jane Goodall will be speaking at the U of W

Jane Goodall at University of Winnipeg Renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall will be giv-

ing a lecture at the Duckworth Centre at the University of Winnipeg on September 11 at 7 p.m. Dr. Goodall has devoted her life to raising awareness

about animals and the environment, with her most fa- mous work occurring with chimpanzees. Her research is world renowned, and she has received numerous ac- colades throughout her career. Tis will be the second lecture in the Axworthy Lecture

Series on Social Justice and the Public Good.

UManitoba LGBT Engineering Scholarship University of manitoba alumnus Jeff Kushner and his

partner Randall McGinnis have started a scholarship for LGBT students at the university of Manitoba, to be awarded annually. Kushner graduated from the U of M with a bachelor of

arts as well as a bachelor of science in mechanical engi- neering. He also served as the president of UMSU in 1985. Kushner credits the faculty of engineering for provid-

ing the foundation for his success in life, and wishes to provide a similar chance to student following behind him. Te scholarship is offered to self-declared LGBT stu-

dents who are enrolled full-time in engineering, have completed a minimum of 36 credit hours toward their degree, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have displayed leadership skills with an emphasis on community ser- vice.

RRC Dental Assistants in Guatemala A group of Red River College dental assistan graduates,

and one of their professors went to Guatemala in July to provide dental treatment in and around the city of Xela. The grads helped those people who could not afford dental care otherwise. Tey were part of a group of 40 people, including others

from North Dakota, who made the 10 day trip. Te group was able to provide care for 2,000 people while they were in the country. Winkler grads Taylor Nickel, Melissa Tird, Nathan

Peters and instructor Athena Wilford represented Red River College, raising the money to go on the trip through a series of fundraising events.

RRC Dentistry students in Guatemala.

MITT Receives 1.1 Million to Advance Graphic and Print Technician Program Te Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) received a 1.1 million dollar grant through the Govern- ment of Canada’s Western Economic Diversification to establish a skills development and training initiative for the print industry in Manitoba. Expected to launch in September 2016, MITT will be

delivering a 2 year Graphic and Print Technician diploma program along with the current 1 year GPT certificate program. Te GPT program introduces students to the many ca-

reer opportunities in the print industry and allows them to explore the printing process from design and pre-press, through to printing and post press finishing operations.

Herzing College Offers Supply Chain Management and Logistics Program Addressing a need for a sector that has a high demand

for employers, Herzing College is now offering a Supply Chain Management and Logistics Program. Tis program, in partnership with the Supply Chain

Management Association Manitoba, examines each stage of the supply chain and prepares students with the knowledge and practical skills required for entry-level positions in supply chain management. Areas of study include logistics, marketing, operations, procurement, transportation, negotiation skills and business planning. Students who complete the course will receive the SCMA Diploma in Supply Management. .

First Jobs Strategy finding employment for grads Te provincial government has launched their First

Jobs Strategy, a program with $1.5 million dollars worth of fund going towards finding jobs for those who have recently graduates Te goal is to increase the amount of opportunities

available to young Manitobans as they enter the work- force. Te program aims to partner with post-secondary institutions in providing opportunities for on the job training as well as creating more co-op programs, aloow- ing students to build experience while also getting their foot in the door of the industry of their choosing. Additional benefits of the plan include employment counseling, wages subsidies and job searching resources.

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September 2015

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