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Snapshot: January 12, 2017

What is your worst habit? Hanging out on Facebook when you have important work to do? Biting your fingernails? Interrupting peop– Hey! I wasn’t finished! Well, whatever it is, the W&L Wellness Program has a new challenge that might help you kick that habit. Sign up for the Give Up Your Vice program, which runs Jan. 16-Feb. 24. All you have to do is track your behavior on the program page. If you kick the habit 12 times, you will earn 25 program points. Sign up here no later than Jan. 20.

FREE gift certificates: Employees of the University Store are updating the store inventory, and they would like to know what products you’d like to see there. Send them an email at this address anytime between now and February break. In return, you’ll get a gift certificate valued at $2 to $50 (while supplies last, and only one per household, please).

Soak up some poetry: Prize-winning authors John Hoppenthaler and R. T. Smith will give a reading on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Hillel Multipurpose Room. Smith is W&L’s Writer in Residence. This reading is free and open to the public.

Points for peace: In honor of MLK Legacy Week, the Student Association for Black Unity will hold a Freedom Basketball Tournament on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Doremus Gymnasium. Interested W&L students and faculty may sign up in Commons Living Room through Friday. The cost to register is $15 per team. Proceeds go to Saturday’s Child, a non-profit organization in Buena Vista. If you don’t want to play but do want to watch and cheer, admission is free and everyone is welcome. To see the rest of the schedule of MLK events for the week, click here.

Help out a student: Melina Knabe ’17 is looking for participants to complete a study for her neuroscience thesis, “The Effect of Language on the Brain.” For this study, she is examining the effect of language on cognitive function. If you have about 30 minutes to donate, click here and take the study. You will be entered to win a $20 Amazon giftcard!