Tuesday, January 27, 2009

IHC Casino Night

The InterHall Council (the hall council presidents from each of the 10 halls) organized the 1st Annual IHC Casino Night on Friday, January 23, 2009 in the Sun & Gold Ballrooms.

Nearly 400 Oles attended the event to try their luck at blackjack, poker, bingo, roulette, plinko and Super Smash Brothers. Skill, chance and some good old fashioned luck resulted in lots of people winning prizes. Sweet, sweet prizes like these (yeah, that's a TV):

The ballrooms got a little crowded:

We even had faculty & staff on hand to help deal card games!

Your hall council presidents for Interim 2009:

Kneeling: Tasha Seliski (Mohn) and Colin Hutchins (Rand)
Back row - left to right: Anna Higgins (Hill Kitt), Althea Speaks (Hoyme), Casey Keyes (Kildahl), Ben Wilson (Thorson & Interim IHC Chair), Laura Smith (Hill Kitt), Olaf Samuelson (Larson), Joe Kemper (Mellby), Charlie Potts (blog author & res life staff member), Kai Redalen (Ytterboe) and Bryan Wells (Ellingson).

Thanks to all of the faculty & staff who volunteered their time to help and thank you to the hall councils who all pitched in to decorate and organize this great event. Congratulations!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I am... Residence Life

Hard to believe that we are already half way through Interim. Time to be thinking about Student Staff Selection for 2009-2010! RA and JC applications are now available here. Current staff members interested in returning to staff next year should look for SRA and SHC applications here.

If you have any nominations for any of the student staff positions, please send me an email at potts@stolaf.edu and let me know! I'll gladly contact any and all nominees to encourage them to apply!

Session 3 Programming Award Winners!

Congratulations to all of the nominees for the Session 3 Programming Awards! There were a lot of great programs squeezed into a short period of time before the hectic pace of December picked up.

Congratulations to those nominated (award-winners are highlighted in red):

All-Hall Programs
-Kelsey Finks & Abbey Holt (Hill Kitt): Back to Kindergarten Night
-Mellby Hall RAs: String Quartet & Holiday Decorating
-Kiersten Hoiland & Libby Tande (Kildahl): Finals Week Paper Editing
-Bryan Haimes & Bryce Kennedy (Larson): Larson Nacho Bar Night
-Bern Youngblood (Ellingson): Physics Night
-Jonathan Woolums & Kate Helmich (Mohn): Seasonal Affective Disorder presentation w/the Counseling Center

Bulletin Boards
-Aurora Vincent (Ytterboe): St. Olaf During World War I
-Micah Marty (Mellby): Meet Your Interim RA
-Aline Skogstoe (Thorson): Riddles
-Jimmy Coghlin (Rand): Oh, Canada: Canadian news, history, etc
-Emma Johansen (Mohn): Interaction board - What would celebrities say?
-Emily McNee (Thorson): How to Build a Snowman

-Laura Schmiedicke (Mellby): Christmas Fest Lasagna Night
-Kate Helmich, Kathryn Thompson & Kayla Johnson (Mohn): Bedtime Stories
-Chelsea Ray & Elizabeth Mitchell (Hoyme): Trip to Chapati
-Alyssa Zuehl (Larson): Puppy Chow Night
-Kyle Glanton (Mohn): Root Beer Floats
-Anne Steeves (Hoyme): Secret Santa & Ugly Sweater Party
-Stephen Anderson & Taylor Brorby (Thorson): Thanksgiving "Leftovers"
-Ana Cline & Anna Bakk (Ellingson): Stress-Free Night