Residential College Association: 2.27.12

Edward Marlowe
Staff writer

Residential College Association met Monday night to further discuss pressing issues and upcoming campus events involving both the residential colleges and its residents.

Don Robertson, vice president of Student Affairs, opened the floor to start the meeting by discussing First Year Leader interest sessions beginning Mar. 8 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in the Curris Center Stables.

“First year leaders are critical for the University’s retention efforts,” Robertson said. “We need students to come out and get more involved.”

Robertson also brought to attention the Women’s Center event Mirrors Mess with the Mind, an event being held this week Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Curris Center Dance Lounge. The event was coordinated to increase campus awareness of eating disorders.

Along with Robertson, Jonah Waggoner, SGA representative and RCA president, discussed Murray City Council’s decision to further table discussion regarding students being required to purchase city stickers.

Both Robertson and Waggoner encouraged RCA members to inform their respective colleges of the events unfolding regarding city stickers and how they could affect future students.

Paula Amols, director of Dining Services, announced that after a successful taste test last week, Winslow will be switching to a new type of chicken nugget. Two Saturdays per month from 9 a.m. to noon students can enjoy smoothies in Winslow, and starting this weekend students will be able to order eggs from the display station to their tastes.

Should this be well received, Amols said made to order omelets could be in the works for future weekend breakfasts. Amols also discussed an expanded brunch on second Sundays of every month, encouraging students to come out and eat in Winslow on the weekends.

As RCA continues to discuss the possibility of College Courts delegates, the vote allowing a future delegate was tabled once again.

Clark

•Three positions are open for Residential College Council. Contact the RD for more information regarding the open positions.

Hester

•This week starts the Open Door Contest.

•Hester men’s basketball remains undefeated headed into the intramural playoffs.

Springer/Franklin

•There will be a friendship bracelets workshop held in the Springer Lobby/Lounge on Tuesday at 8 p.m.

•On Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. in the Springer Lobby/Lounge there will be an event titled Dress for Success to help students prepare for interviews and career fairs.

Elizabeth

•On Tuesday at 7 p.m., Family Feud will be held in the Lizo Lounge.

Hart

•Held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Hart Lobby, Don’t Be Stressed will focus on how to deal with stressful situations in college, and following at 7:30 p.m. will be Feel Your Boobies, an awareness program for breast cancer.

*Wednesday at 7 p.m. a jalapeno eating contest called Can’t Handle the Heat will take place in the Hart Conference Room.

Richmond

•A rivalry dodge-ball match between Hester and Richmond at 9 p.m. on the Tennis Courts.

College Courts

•Every Thursday at 8 p.m. in the College Courts Community Center is Movie Night. Feel free to attend.