Your resident assistant (RA) will be one of the first people you meet upon arrival to your residence hall floor. RAs are students just like you who work to create a better living and learning environment in your hall by providing programming, building community and being available to you. As a current student, your RA is a great resource for you, full of helpful tips and friendly advice. Also in the halls are senior resident assistants (SRA) who monitor maintenance requests and supervise the front desk where applicable. Each hall also is staffed with a resident director (RD), an upperclass student who supervises the RAs and the building, serving as another resource for you. Resident assistants, senior resident assistants and residence directors work together with the director and assistant director of Residence Life, professional staff whose offices are housed in McIntosh Center.
|Justin F. Courtney||Scott Parson||Anissa Jenkins|
|Assistant Director of
|5 University Parkway, Northern House||Shane Bogusz|
|Affinity East||Shannon Kraus|
|Affinity West||Mackenzie Zembower|
|Courtyard Apartments and Stambaugh Hall||Blake Birchmeier|
|Founders Hall||Jacob Soppe|
|Lakeside Apartments (Lakeview, University Terrace)||Joseph Pernick|
|Lima Complex (Brookhart, Lima, Roberts)||Sarah Ballmer|
|Maglott Hall||Connor Kleman|
|Park Hall||Matt Castellana|
|Southside Apartments (Klondike's Den, Northern Commons, Polar Place)||Josh Soppe|
|Stadiumview Apartments East||Riley Dixon|
Stadiumview Apartments West
Philanthropy: Dolly Parton Imagination Library (Hardin County Chapter)
Started in 1996 by country artist Dolly Parton, this foundation fosters child literacy throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The program partners with local community organizations to deliver an age-appropriate new book to children each month through the mail from birth until age 5, at no cost to their families. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to more than 60 million books mailed to children in the United States, in Canada and across the proverbial pond in the United Kingdom! Currently, more than 1,600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to more than 750,000 children each and every month. Already, statistics and independent reports have shown that Dolly Parton's Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.
How does the Office of Residence Life help with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library?
A community must make the program accessible to all preschool children in their area. The community pays for the books and mailing, promotes the program, registers the children, and enters the information into the database. Through a partnership with Ada Rotary and United Way of Hardin County, Residence Life raises money to aid with these overhead costs so area children can enjoy the benefits of the Imagination Library. Money is raised through each all-hall campus program, Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn sales (Klondike Krunch, Polar Popcorn and Klondike's Polar Krunch Punch created by Justin F. Courtney, director of Residence Life) and student room lock-outs.
For more information on the Imagination Library, check out its webpage.
Residence Life Newsletter
The Office of Residence Life publishes Roomers, a monthly newsletter to educate, recognize and inspire staff. Issues of Roomers can be found at the bottom of the page. Feel free to read and enjoy.
|April 2015 Roomers||886.58 KB|
|March 2015 Roomers||303.79 KB|
|September 2013 Roomers||680.47 KB|
|October 2013 Roomers||541.97 KB|
|November 2013 Roomers||434.83 KB|
|January 2014 Roomers||1.93 MB|
|April 2014 Roomers||620.48 KB|
|October 2015 Roomers||1.22 MB|
|February 2016 Roomers||810.61 KB|
|March 2016 Roomers||1.05 MB|
|April 2016 Roomers||995.92 KB|
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