In an effort to provide more programming activities for our student body, the Office of Student Life has created a new series of monthly events appropriately titled the Something New And Different (SNAD) Series. Each event will be held on a unique holiday or observance and will offer both day and evening students the opportunity to engage themselves in student life. This series will be used not only as a promotional tool to publicize upcoming events and activities but also as a way for the Office of Student Life to give back to the students of Bossier Parish Community College. Each event will be held on its designated day from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Building F and from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Building A. Contact the Office of Student Life (F-220) at 318-678-6035 for additional information.
The cool, refreshing mixture of lemons, water, and sugar has become a classic favorite around the world. Not only delicious, the high levels of vitamin C present in lemons also provide positive health benefits such as acting as powerful antioxidants against harmful environmental toxins, improving protection of the immune system and reducing the risk of hypertension. In honor of National Lemonade Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE glass of lemonade!
The peanut isn’t really a nut at all. It’s, technically, a legume. George Washington Carver discovered over 300 practical uses for peanuts that included using them in shampoo, fuel, dyes and flours. Recent research suggests that peanuts can reduce cardiovascular disease and lower triglycerides in the body as well as aid in diet control by curbing hunger since they are high in protein and fiber. In honor of National Peanut Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE bag of peanuts!
Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company. Made primarily from sugar and corn syrup, candy corn is fat free. It is estimated that 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold annually. The top branded retailer, Brach’s, sells enough each year to circle the earth 4.25 times, if the kernels were laid end to end. In honor of National Candy Corn Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE candy corn!
Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, TX, around 1943 at a restaurant called the Victory Club. Created by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya, original nachos consisted of fried tortilla chips covered with melted cheese and jalapeño peppers and was called nachos especiales, or "Nacho's Specialty". The word nachos first appeared in English in 1949. In honor of National Nachos Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE nachos!
The word cookie is derived from the Dutch word koekje meaning little cake. Dutch bakers tested oven temperatures on small amounts of batter so that the entire cake mix would not be wasted if the temperature wasn't right. It wasn’t long before they discovered that these tiny pieces of cooked batter were actually quite tasty. Coming in all different flavors, shapes, and sizes, some cookies are not baked at all. In honor of National Cookie Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE cookie!
Created in 1891, the invention of the Fig Newton is attributed to Charles Roser, who reportedly sold the recipe to the Kennedy Biscuit Works for one million dollars. Named after the nearby Massachusetts town of Newton, Fig Newtons were one of the first commercially baked products in America. They are the 3rd most popular cookie in the U.S.; and, over 1 billion are consumed each year. In honor of National Fig Newton Day, stop by and enjoy a FREE Fig Newton!
Mint chocolate, also known as chocolate mint, is a popular variety of flavored chocolate. It is created when mint flavoring, such as peppermint, spearmint, or crème de menthe, is added to plain milk or dark chocolate. Chocolate mint also refers to an herb, specifically a hybrid mint plant, that tastes and especially smells like a combination of mint and chocolate. In honor of National Chocolate Mint Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE chocolate mints!
Cheese doodles are a snack food made with cornmeal that has been puffed, baked and coated with cheddar cheese. Morrie Yohai invented the cheese doodle in the 1940s after taking over the family business, Old London Foods. During the 1960s, Wise Foods, Inc. acquired the company and now produces over 15 million pounds of cheese doodles each year. In honor of National Cheese Doodle Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE cheese doodles!
It is commonly believed that jelly beans are a direct descendant of a centuries old sweet called Turkish Delight. Historically, jelly beans have been recognized for their portability and long shelf life; and, in the late 1800’s, an advertisement by the William Schraft Company suggested jelly beans be sent to soldiers fighting in the Civil War for those very reasons. In honor of National Jelly Bean Day, stop by and enjoy some FREE jelly beans!