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Office Of Student And Community Relations

June 2014
Midsummer Fun
In This Issue
Found a Syringe?
Love Working with Kids? Work at Edmund's M.S.
Burlington Summer Hack: Arts
Summer Safety
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July 2014

Summer Fun

We've been lucky to have a ton of wonderful weather this summer, giving us plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors! This issue includes information on making art part of your daily life and some important safety issues.

Enjoy, Amanda, Gail, & John

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Syringe Disposal

Unfortunately, finding syringes in unexpected places (including your own yard or greenbelt) is not uncommon in Burlington. If you want to deal with a syringe discarded on your property, you can either report it to the City through SeeClickFix or take care of it yourself. To do so safely, make sure to visit this Vermont Health Department handout for the correct procedure.

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Work at Edmunds!

Edmunds Middle School is just a stone's throw from UVM's campus. Their after-school programs offer enrichment activities that make all the difference to students in feeling engaged, involved and supported. Are you interested in helping make someone's childhood happier? Are you interested in improving the educational opportunities of neighborhood kids? Edmunds is currently hiring staff members for it's after-school program. Click here for more information.

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Burlington Summer Hack: Daily Arts

Looking for a way to incorporate art into your daily life - for FREE? Try the Intervale Center's FREE weekly (every Thursday in July and August from 5:30 – 8 PM) Summervale for local food, live music, Slow Food Vermont tastings! Details for Summervale can be found here.

More interested in visual art? How about Art Map Burlington's website that lists the work of local artists and current exhibits.

Of course, as a UVM student you always have FREE access to the Fleming Museum. Looking to be a more than just a spectator? Burlington City Arts is always looking for volunteers and offers valuable internships.

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Sizzling Summer Safety

by Barry Simays, Burlington Fire Marshal

Some safety tips from the Burlington Fire Department for the remaining hot days of summer.

  • Don't leave your kids or pets unattended in vehicles. They can quickly heat up to lethal temperatures.
  • The sun is most intense from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Be cautious on the high-heat, high-humidity days.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • While outside being active, take a break every 20 minutes to cool off and have some water or a sports drink.
  • Muscle cramping can sometimes be the first sign of heat-related illness. Pay attention to what your body is telling you and take a break if feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseous. As you continue to overheat, it can lead to heat exhaustion with heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale, clammy skin; nausea, vomiting, and fainting.
  • Move to a cooler location, lie down, sip some water, and apply cool, wet cloths. If your body continues to lose fluids and heat up, it can lead to heat stroke with high body temperature; hot, red, dry skin; and possibly unconsciousness.
  • Heat stroke is a medical emergency and you should call 911.

The Fire Marshal's office has investigated six fires in the last month. The department has also responded to multiple smaller fires. Fires can happen at any time.

Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors monthly, change the batteries when you change your clocks, practice a home exit drill with your housemates, have a housemate meeting spot, and in a fire – always call 911 from outside the home and don't go back inside.

Be safe out there and make good choices. Call with any questions or concerns. Burlington Fire Marshal's Office 864-5577 or visit our website for more information.

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Contact Us

Whether you have a specific issue, want to make some tea before class, or are just curious about what we're up to - please stop by Pearl House and let us help make your off-campus experience successful, positive, and empowering.

We are located at 12 Colchester Avenue - next to John Dewey Hall and in front of the Outing Club.

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