Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Update: Hunt for the Pot of Gold!

The Pot of Gold has been found!!!!

Congratulations to Josef Lorentz and Shahid Jaffer! The Pot of Gold was hidden in the vicinity of the wind turbine. Congrats to Josef and Shahid for their excellent detective work...

Thank you to everyone who participated!


The InterHall Council (your Hall Council Presidents...)

Thank your Hall Council!

Yesterday (Monday, March 15, 2010) was


Say "thank you" to your corridor/floor representative and your executive board. Hall Councils work hard to put on fun events in the residence halls. The holiday gift? That's Hall Council. Food for Finals? That's Hall Council.

While the official Appreciation Day was yesterday, we ALWAYS appreciate the hard work that the councils do!

Hunt for the Pot of Gold! Clue #2

The Hunt for the Pot of Gold continues! Here is the clue for today...

Clue #2:

I'm a two-headed beast

spanning large chunks of land

I sport nine appendages

on each of my hands

between the fourth and the fifth

in a cluster of green

will be one step closer

to your PS3

*Winner must be a current St. Olaf student!*

If you find the Pot of Gold, contact Charlie in the res life office at x3011 or email potts@stolaf.edu.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Res Life Headlines

Staff in the News!

Our SHCs, SRAs, RAs, JCs, BAs, etc. do more than just work for us – they make news! Here are just some of the ways that our staff shows their awesome-ness (click on the links for the article and more information):

  • Larson SHC John Schantzen wins shot put title at NCAA Indoor Championships.
  • Mohn JC Mat Deram and team win at the annual Konhauser Problemfest.
  • Kittelsby JC Mara Fink and Hoyme JC Bryce Danielson featured in an article about the Rube Goldberg Team’s quest for victory. They probably honed their skills during the group process of their JC interview last year.
  • Kildahl BA Eric Sheforgen, Ellingson BA Nathan Meyer, and Thorson BA Sam Grasso all running for SGA positions.

Do you have other news items to share about res life staff members? Let us know! Our eagle eyes can only catch so much in the daily news, so be sure to send a note and a link to anything you want the Res Life Blog readers to know about our amazing staff!

Hunt for the Pot of Gold! Clue #1

Hey Oles!

I hope you all have heard by now about InterHall Council's "Hunt for the Pot of Gold." We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a little game... follow the clues to find a Pot of Gold* (contains no actual gold - but looks like it!) hidden somewhere on campus. The Pot of Gold will be hidden somewhere accessible to all students any time of day.

The prize for finding the Pot of Gold? A PLAYSTATION 3!!! How awesome is that?!?

Clues will be posted in Buntrock Commons and on this blog. Check the blog each day at 10:00 a.m. for the new clue!

Clue #1:

You probably pass me at least once a day

but whether you take notice, that I can't say

I'm helpful and useful and right on the way

A focal point of news, and I'm here to stay