THE ETS ADVANTAGE
ILLINOIS EASTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Educational Talent Search Issue 8
305 N. West Street, Olney, IL 62450
618-395-7777, ext. 2282 April 2009
Time Management: Have-To’s, Want-To’s, and Goals
What are the things we have to do in our lives? What are the things we want to do? All of these take TIME!
“Have-To’s” need to be a part of almost every day. Whether we like it or not, we all have to find time to get them done.
• Family responsibilities. You know the drill; household chores, helping your little brother with homework, keeping
your room clean.
• School and homework. You won’t always be a student, but while you are, it’s your job to give time and energy to
• Sleep. This may seem like a big “DUH,” but it helps to be reminded: Sleep is a must for our bodies and minds, and
doctors agree that young people need at least eight hours every night. If you think you can squeeze more time into
your schedule by cutting back on Zzzz’s, you’ll probably find that you’re sleepy and sluggish during the day, and
wind up taking longer to do things anyway.
• Eating and personal hygiene. We know, another big “DUH.” But many people skip meals because they’re running
late. Taking enough time to eat so that you actually enjoy it, rather than just shoving cereal down your throat, will
help you develop healthy food habits. The same goes for bathing, dressing, and other things that make you present-
able to the world. If you block out time to do them and enjoy them, you’re likely to feel better about yourself that
Fortunately, our time isn’t just about responsibilities, we get to have some fun, too! “Want-To’s” make our lives a little
• Activities. You might be a violinist, a soccer player, a painter, a poet, or a ballet dancer. Sports, the arts, and other
hobbies are important because they help make us well-rounded and develop our bodies and minds. Plus, they just
plain make us happy.
• Chill time. Okay, let’s not forget that you also deserve some time to just be you and do whatever you feel like,
whether it’s going to the park, hanging out with friends, reading a book, or being alone with your thoughts.
Many of our Have-To’s and Want-To’s get done because we set goals for ourselves.
Short-term goals are things we want or need to do that can be accomplished in a few Inside this issue:
hours or days. Let’s say you want to bake a birthday cake for your dad. You might not
think about it, but that’s a short-term goal. It’ll probably take just an hour or two, but
Have-To’s & Want-To’s 1
making that goal and planning to achieve it will result in that yummy cake. Other short- April Birthdays 2
term goals take longer; for instance, building a skateboard ramp or going through old Brain Buster Winners 2
boxes in the attic, which might happen over a weekend or more.
April Brain Buster 3
Green Careers 3
Continued on page 2 …..
College Spotlight 4
Apr. 1 Apr. 8 Apr. 16 Apr. 25
Daylon Fehrenbacher ERMS Brittany Baxley MCHS Chance Barrick ERHS Devin Vaupel ERHS
Hannah Hixon ERHS Blake Fehrenbacher CCHS Katelyn Novak ERHS Alesha Waggoner MCMS
Apr. 3 Katelyn Kocher SAC Apr. 18 Apr. 26
Logan Garner MCMS Heather Wyatt MCHS Megan Brant WRHS Elizabeth Johnson MCMS
Hannah Gassmann ERHS Apr. 9 Chance Madden ERMS Apr. 27
Ashlei Tuel OGS Holly Brown MCMS Apr. 19 Amber Jonathan ECHS
Apr. 4 Cody Brown AGS Katrina Curry ERMS Nicholas Koebele NCHS
Halen Blair MCMS Apr. 11 Dylan Mayes CMS Dakota Martin ERHS
Travis Buerster CCJH Wade Knackmus ECHS Bobby Richardville RHHS Cheyenne Spitzer NCHS
Terra Flowers NCHS Apr. 4 Apr. 20 Apr. 29
Meranda Harris OGS Lexy Grundon ERMS Drew Barbee ERMS Mary Cretors RHHS
William Rusher RHHS Apr. 13 Apr. 21 Cody Fickas CMS
Apr. 5 Courtney McDonald NCHS Bradley Dilley ECHS Apr. 30
Tiffany Adams WSGS Apr. 14 Kevin Meeks RHHS Bethany Benca CMS
James Troester ERMS Chase Cheadle AGS Megan Orvis ECHS Jennifer Smith CMS
Apr. 7 Apr. 15 Alana Snider ERMS Kelsey Stout RHHS
Kaleb Snider ERHS Mariah Inyart ERMS Heather Vaupel ERMS
Brandon Barthelemy WRHS
Kelsi Parrott SAC
Have-To’s, Want-To’s, and Goals, cont. from page 1~
Long-term goals are part of the “bigger picture” of our lives — our dreams and aspirations. Although they may take
months or years to accomplish, they still take up time on a regular basis. These might include teaching yourself to play
guitar, writing a book, becoming a better basketball player, or learning to speak French. Goals like these can’t be
achieved by setting aside one big block of time but rather, smaller blocks of time over a period of days, months, or
Congratulations to our DON’T FORGET!!
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& YOU CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T
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Here’s your chance to win a prize from ETS! Complete the puzzle below and return by mail, in person, or
by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the ETS office at 305 N. West St. Olney, IL 62450. If you mail it in, please
be sure to write your name and school on the paper. When emailing, please put “April Brain Buster” in the
subject line and include your name and school in the email. The first two correct responses will receive a
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A quick online search can reveal many unique job opportunities for the environmentally
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Home Energy Analyst—Utilizes principles of building science to assess air leakage, cooling
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Water Quality Research Technician—Assists with field and lab work in the analysis of sur-
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Bird Survey Technician—Identifies birds by sight and sound and records information about
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Wildlife Research Supervisor—Oversees natural habitat studies of animals including water-
fowl, furbearing, non-game, and endangered species.
Herpetology Field Biologist—Collects and studies data about reptiles and amphibians in
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Urban Forester—Serves as an information resource for municipal arborists, tree profession-
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