Parenting A Sycamore

Starting the year out on a healthy note

You've spent countless hours packing and shopping for items for your residence hall room, picked up school supplies and ordered textbooks. But, have you taken care of your healthcare needs?

1) Immunizations - if you need immunizations, you can go to UAP Clinic-ISU Health Center, located on-campus at 567 N. 5th Street.

UAP/ISU Health Center Services Include:
 
•Illness and injury treatment (non-emergency) •Physical exams
•Immunizations
•STD screenings/counseling
•Prescription transfer & pick-up service •Prepackaged medications
•Laboratory testing
•Diagnostic x-rays of bone/soft tissue injuries

Students can call 812-237-3883 to schedule an appointment.

2) Transfer prescriptions so you can pickup refills at UAP Clinic-ISU Health Center. Call the UAP Clinic Pharmacy at 812-242-3855, provide the prescription, insurance and payment information over the phone, and pick-up the prescription at the Health Center.

3) Allergy shots - Students needing allergy shots will need to make arrangements with the following clinics:

UAP Clinic ENT Office (Dr. Seitz, Roseff, and Drake)
5 blocks south of campus
400 Poplar St. 812-234-3788
Call for initial appointment (Monday-Friday)

UAP Clinic Northside (Dr Jordan-Wagner)
1.5 miles north of campus
1739 N. Fourth St. 812-242-3600
Call for initial appointment (Monday-Friday)

Ambucare Walk-in Clinic
4 miles south of campus by the Mall
3387 S Highway US 41 812-232-5532
No appointment needed

4) Pack a wellness kit to help your student through a cold or flu:

■ Non-aspirin pain reliever and fever reducer
■ Nausea medicine
■ Diarrhea medicine
■ Cough medicine
■ Cold medicine
■ Throat lozenges
■ Decongestant medicine
■ Allergy medicine
■ Vitamins
■ First Aid kit (adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze and tape, etc.)
■ Tissues
■ Hand cleaner (alcohol based)
■ Surface cleaning wipes

For more information about UAP Clinic-ISU Health Center, go to http://www.indstate.edu/shc/ .

Safety 101

While Indiana State University’s campus is relatively safe, it is important for students to be responsible for their own personal safety and use common sense in protecting themselves and their belongings. 

Theft is the most frequent crime on college campuses.  Below are safety tips for your student to follow:

* Never walk alone. Students are encouraged to use the buddy system, travel in groups, or use the campus escort service after dark or early in the morning.

* Know where the campus emergency phones (blue lights) are located.

* Park in well-lighted areas, especially if coming to campus at night.

* Travel only on well-lit streets and avoid narrow walkways between buildings.

* Do not loan your room key to anyone and immediately report lost or stolen keys.

* Only sign in your visitors in the residence halls

* Sign up for RAVE Alerts to receive text messages when there are weather warnings or dangerous situations on campus.

* Make sure you have the Public Safety number (812-237-5555) in your cell phone contacts.

* Do not leave valuables such as jewelry, wallets, and ATM/debit cards out in plain sight.

* Do not keep large sums of money in your room or car.

* Always lock your residence hall room door and car doors.

* Never leave your laptop, cell phone, or iPod unattended. Invest in a lock for your laptop.

* Engrave audio, video and computer equipment. Engraving is available through Public Safety.

* Register your bicycle with Public Safety and invest in a lock.

* Be careful what you post online. Avoid posting information such as your class schedule, detailed information of your comings and goings, or the fact you’re gone for a few days.

Tips on raising a Successful Sycamore

Because the first few weeks of school are critical to your student’s success at Indiana State, we have come up with tips that will encourage behaviors, attitudes, and actions that will help students not only get adjusted to living alone and being on campus but also make them successful Sycamores!

Encourage your student to use these tips and reinforce them when you speak to them throughout the next few weeks!

1) Respect others.

2) Want great grades? Go to class! Never miss, never fail.

3) Stay committed to your values in relationships -- personal and social.

4) Use a daily planner. Manage your time wisely. Set and focus on daily priorities.

5) Set academic goals. Parents, here’s a message to send to your student -- What R UR academic goals? DK? Time 2 meet UR advisor!

6) Find your fit. There is something here for everyone! Get involved in campus activities to complement the learning that goes on in the classroom.

7) Program emergency phone numbers into your phone. Call 911 or University Police at 812-237-5555.

8) Sign up for RAVE Emergency Text Messaging System, to receive crime and weather-related emergency information.

9) Keep family contact numbers in your wallet for yourself and your friends to use in an
emergency.

10) Need to improve your writing skills? Contact the Writing Center, located in Root Hall or the Library.

11) Need help with classes? Contact the Student Academic Services Center at 812-237-2300 to receive tutoring.

12) Be proactive - Meet your professor early in the semester. Contact him or her in case you are ill, going to miss class or have a family emergency.

13) Never prop open residence hall doors or let unfamiliar people into your residence hall room.

14) Spend your money wisely.

15) Think before you act (conflict resolution).

16) Don't procrastinate.

17) Seek help from the Student Counseling Center if you feel overwhelmed, stressed or unable to cope.

18) Protect your Student ID card, credit and debit card. Don’t leave them out in the open. Be cautious with your info on the Internet. This goes for your laptop too.

19) Follow your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, change directions, go to an emergency phone or into a public building, or call University Police.

20) Never take drinks from other people and don't leave your drink unattended.

21) Get an early start on your career! Utilize the many services at the Career Center, such as career exploration, resume review, interviewing workshops, and career fairs for FREE.

22) Form a study group. If you’re uncomfortable with a group, find a study buddy.

23) Be a good listener to your friends, help and support them when they need it. Don’t hesitate to ask for help and encourage others to seek help when needed.

24) Consider giving back to your new community. Contact the Office of Public Service and Community Engagement to volunteer with a Terre Haute not-for-profit agency or to participate in Alternative Spring Break.

 

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