Residential Life NewsletterPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/newsletters/news_04_20_14.html
April 20, 2014
News and Dates
Residential Life Cable TV and Internet Outages Possible on April 22, 23 or 24
Charter Communications will be performing maintenance that may affect the Residence Communities from Midnight to 6:00 A.M. on April 22, 23 or 24. These updates may affect Cable TV and Internet usage.
Bike Repair Station Between Preska and Carkoski
Three bicycle repair stations are installed across campus. These free standing units have all of the tools needed for basic bicycle repair, including air pumps. They will be conveniently located and accessible 24 hours per day. One bike repair station is located between Preska Residence Community and Carkoski Commons.
Know Your Severe Weather Shelter Area
Severe Weather Procedures
At the first indication of a tornado or severe weather warning:
• Go to the nearest severe weather shelter area. Do not go outside. Do not use an elevator.
Electrical service could be disrupted, trapping people between floors.
• Stay away from windows and areas with wide free-span roofs (e.g. main corridors, cafeterias).
• Take a communication device (portable radio, cell phone) and/or flashlight to the shelter area.
• Remain in the severe weather shelter area until the warning has expired or has been
cancelled according to the broadcast media. No public “all-clear” siren will sound.
Severe Weather Shelter Areas
While no shelter area can be designed as entirely safe, the following areas are designated as severe weather shelter areas in residence communities.
Carkoski Commons The shelter area is the lower level corridor of Carkoski Commons. Enter the shelter area through any stairwell leading into the lower level of Carkoski Commons.
Crawford Residence Community The shelter areas are the Crawford laundry room, the tunnel leading from Crawford Community to Carkoski Commons and the north lower level hallway of Carkoski Commons. Enter the shelter area through the stairs leading to the Crawford laundry room.
Julia Sears Residence Community (Residential Rooms) The shelter areas are the restrooms within suites.
Julia Sears Community (Commons Areas) The shelter area is the lower level service corridor. Enter the shelter area through the lower level service corridor door located near the elevator lobby.
McElroy Residence Community The shelter area is the McElroy F Hall laundry room and the lower level service corridor under the McElroy Community. Enter the shelter area through the stairs leading to the lower level of the McElroy Community.
Margaret R. Preska Community (I Hall, Floors 1-4) The shelter area is the McElroy F Hall laundry room and the lower level service corridor under the McElroy Community. Enter the shelter area through the stairs leading to the lower level of the McElroy Commnity OR the Preska Community lower level service corridor. Enter the shelter area through the marked stairways.
Margaret R. Preska Community (J, K and L Halls, Floors 2-4) The shelter areas are the restrooms located within suites
Margaret R. Preska Community (Common Areas) The shelter area is in the lower level service corridors. Enter the shelter area through the marked stairways.
Stadium Heights Residence Community The shelter areas are the restrooms located within each apartment.
Convert Your Maverick 160 Meals to Flex Dollars by April 30
Maverick 160 meals can be converted into Flex Dollars at a rate of $5.25 per meal, two times each semester. Your converted Flex Dollars can be utilized at any dining location on campus at any time of the day. Converted Flex Dollars not used by the end of the semester are forfeited.
There are three ways you can convert:
- Complete and submit the form electronically.
- Download, print, complete, and submit a Convert Maverick 160 Plan Meals to Flex Dollars form
- Stop by our office at 111 Carkoski Commons to complete a Convert Maverick 160 Plan Meals to Flex Dollars form.
Please allow up to three business days from the time your change is submitted for Maverick 160 Converted Flex Dollars to be available through your MavCARD.
Important details about applying for Summer 2014 Housing, the assignment process, and different housing options are online. Reserve a space in Summer Housing in the Department of Residential Life Office from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday - Friday.
Now that You Have a Room, Try RoomSync via Facebook to Find Your Roommate
RoomSync is free and available to students who have made a Minnesota State Mankato on-campus housing reservation for next year. Upperclass, returning and transfer students are maintained separate from first-year students. RoomSync allows you to find out about other students, their interests, major, etc. If you find a roommate, don't forget to add their name and TechID to your application!
Events and Info
Crawford vs. McElroy vs. Preska vs. Julia Sears vs. Stadium Heights Big Base! Inflatable obstacle course! Tie-Dye! Picnic dinner! Yard games! All of this and more will be happening on 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 on the Crawford Lawn! Sign up for your area's big base team in your area lobby. Bring your own clothing or we will have a limited amount of t-shirts for tie-dying.
Donate an Item and Walk/Run in the "Don't be Trippin'" 5k Sponsored by Residential Life Leadership Experience Team on Saturday, April 26
Get outside and do some good by participating in the "Don't be Trippin' 5k" at 3:00 p.m. on April 26. The Residential Life Leadership Experience team is hosting this non-competitive 5k run/walk to benefit the Salvation Army of Mankato. The entry fee is a donation of a hygiene item or article of clothing. More info to come!