Tuesday, June 21, 2011

JSRCC tells guys to “man up!”

In honor of Men’s Health Month, Reynolds Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education Stephen Sowulewski coordinated a men’s health seminar with area health and fitness experts to encourage men to “man up” and make diet and exercise a priority. Guys learned how to be more proactive about their health by attending sessions from a panel of distinguished experts in internal medicine, urology, dietetics and more. Health fair participants included The Health Journal, The American Cancer Society, Men’s Health Network and Us Too Warriors: Prostate Support Group.

“Men need to be better stewards of their health,” said Sowulewski. “That’s why we’re bringing this issue to the forefront.”

In addition, Nordstrom offered expert grooming and styling tips for men.

“It’s tough out there for men looking for work,” Sowulewski noted. “It’s important that, in addition to having a healthy lifestyle, men present themselves well and feel good about how they look…that way you can shine on an interview.”

Women were also encouraged to attend the seminar because, as Sowulewski says, “it is often the women in our lives that ensure we go to the doctor and do what we need to do to stay healthy.”

Reynolds relationship with storm water

Parham Road Campus culverts offer friendly reminders
that all campus storm water leads to the
Chesapeake Bay.
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) are part of a storm water awareness program that promotes the protection of storm waterways which flow into the Chesapeake Bay. Storm water is rain or snowmelt that falls on roofs, lawns or paved areas, like driveways and roads, and is carried away by a system of storm water pipes, culverts or ditches. Contaminated or polluted storm water can lead to significant water quality problems, make it difficult for aquatic plants to grow, cause algae blooms and kill fish. Water can become contaminated by household chemicals as well as pet waste. Polluted storm water often affects drinking water sources, which cause human health to be at risk and water treatment costs to rise.

Remember, what you do on land can affect the quality of your water. Be mindful at home and on campus! For more information or to report illegal dumping, please call JSRCC Facilities Management and Planning at (804) 523-5224.

JSRCC serves mini dishes at Broad Appétit

Reynolds Culinary Arts students served long lines of hungry patrons at this year’s Broad Appétit, a Richmond street fair representing area restaurants and chefs. More than 60 of Richmond’s best chefs prepared “mini dish” favorites and competed for the “To Die For Dish,” an honor bestowed upon by a panel of experts.
JSRCC Culinary students spent countless hours preparing for the event only to brace scattered thunderstorms, heat and humidity (in full chef’s uniforms) to showcase one of Reynolds’ signature programs.

“Reynolds has fertilized the proverbial soil and has proven that Richmond is a bona fide food lover’s capital,” said JSRCC School of Business and Engineering Assistant Dean David Barrish.

Though other culinary schools participated in Broad Appétit, the Reynolds line was by far the longest, noted Barrish.

“Our community flat out loves us,” he said.

For a complete list of participating restaurants and sponsors, visit http://www.broadappetit.com/food-drinks.php

Monday, June 6, 2011

Reynolds graduates celebrate

May is an exciting month around JSRCC with many students reaching their goal of graduating college with a degree or certificate. At the College’s graduation, about 1,500 degrees and certificates were conferred and nearly 75 students were recognized for earning their GED through the Reynolds' Middle College Program - an initiative to offer a college opportunity to students ages 18 to 24 who did not complete high school.

The graduates and their guest were treated to an inspiring speech by University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers who told graduates that while history changes, some virtues are constant. "You know what they are — courage, patience, determination, hard work, compassion and love."

JSRCC also recently recognized nearly 150 students who completed the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. Held in the Lipman Auditorium of the Massey Library Technology Center, the ceremony opened with a welcome by JSRCC President Dr. Gary Rhodes and inspirational words by Care Advantage CEO Debbie Johnston.

The Reynolds’ Nursing Program is designed to prepare its students to participate as collaborative members of nursing care teams and to provide direct care to patients in a variety of health service facilities and agencies. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students are eligible to take the licensing examination to become Registered Nurses.
To all the graduates – Congratulations!