Thursday, October 23, 2008

Session 1 Programming Award Winners!

Thank you to all staff members for planning terrific programs during Session 1. There were tons of cool events and activities in the residence halls thanks to your efforts.

And congratulations to all the winners of Session 1 Programming Awards!

The top All-Hall Program of the session was given to the Kildahl JC staff for their "Homecoming Spirit Week." The Mohn JCs sponsored a Powderpuff Football Game for the women on 8th and 10th floors as one of their Elective Programs. The 9th floor men helped officiate and cheer. Pictured below are Kayla Johnson, Anne Higgins, Kathryn Thompson, Ty Robinson, Jonathan Woolums and Kate Helmich.

Another Elective Program award went to some of the Hill Kitt staff for their Campus-Wide Scavenger Hunt. Pictured below are the winners: Kelsey Finks, Andrew Fjerstad, Katelyn Wright and Abbey Holt. Not pictured are Ted Eschweiler and Nicole Smith.

The top Bulletin Board award-winners were Erin McHugh & Sarah Charleston from Hoyme, Jared Fisher from Mohn and Brian Thompson & Ryan Hoel from Hill Kitt.

Some photographic evidence of these great bulletin boards....

Erin & Sarah's "History of Halloween" board:

A couple of shots of Brian & Ryan's "Getting to Know Campus" board, complete with accurately timed distances between locations to help first-years find their way:

Unfortunately there are no pictures of Jared's "Accidental Inventions" bulletin board, but it was great!

Congratulations to all award winners and a big THANK YOU to all staff for their programming efforts during Session 1. You'll have the opportunity to nominate your fellow staff for program awards next session, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Student Staff Spotlight!

Student Staff Spotlight!: Aurora Vincent

Aurora Vincent is an Ytterboe RA. She's a senior from lovely Iowa City, Iowa. She lived in Mohn for two years, lived in an Honor House last year and is enjoying life in Ytterboe this fall.

Why did you decide to become an RA?

I wanted to meet a lot of new people. I have already met more than I thought I would!

What have you done to get to know the residents in your corridor?

We went and saw the NASA truck [during Homecoming week], and that was amazing. I like to walk around and talk to people.

What celebrity would you hire to play you in a movie about your life?

Sarah Michelle Gellar... because she was Buffy!

What has been the most rewarding part of your res life experience so far?
Getting to know people - I like the community and camaraderie that has developed.

What is the best program you have been a part of?

We did face painting for homecoming and the Ytterboe BBQ (it's a tie).

Describe your ideal meal.
Definitely home cooked. It would include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, lots of corn, and grapes. And black forest cake for dessert.