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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Residential Life Newsletter 09-14-11

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September 13, 2012 

Spotlight – RHA Volleyball and Kickball Winners

Residence Community volleyball games took place on August 20 and 21. The winners were:


Girls Champion: Gage B12      Guys Champion: Crawford C2    Co-Ed Champion: McElroy G4    



RHA sponsored Kickball took place on August 27.

The winner was Julia Sears 2nd floor South.






 Speaking about Residence Hall Organizations... Do you know about MACURH and NRHH?


MACURH, or Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls, is a regional affiliate of NACURH, or National Association of College and University Residence Halls. NACURH is the leading national organization advocating for the interests and welfare of residence hall students, while also providing opportunities for their personal growth and development.

As such, MACURH puts on an annual regional conference that brings together students from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, and Nanuyet to talk and learn about what other schools are doing to make their residence halls better.

This year MACURH will be hosted by Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska on October 28-30. Any resident living on-campus at Minnesota State is encouraged to apply. Grow personally as a leader and learn ways to make a difference on your floor, community, and campus.

To apply or for more info, visit and click on the button that says “MACURH Sign-Up” by 11:59pm on September 23rd.


NRHH, or National Residence Hall Honorary, is the only nationwide organization that exclusively recognizes leaders in the residence halls. It is a student-run organization and membership is limited to the top 1% of students living in the residence halls. NRHH is founded on the Four Pillars of Recognition, Service, Scholarship, and Leadership Development.

Applications are due by 12 noon on the 26th of September. To apply and for more info, visit

After September 11, room changes can be requested at the front desk of your community and will be managed by the Student Service Coordinator in Crawford, McElroy, Preska, and Julia Sears, and the Apartment Community Director in Stadium Heights.


Changing Your Meal Plan

The last day to change meal plans for Fall Semester is Friday, September 7.  After this date, change requests will take effect the following semester.  If you'd like to change your meal plan, you can make your request online or visit us in the Residential Life office at 111 Carkoski Commons.





The First 50 Days

The first 50 days of your university career are an important time to meet new people and get involved in activities and events.  Here are some of the campus events happening during your first weeks here to help you get connected, get involved, and get excited.


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Hungry for chicken wings? How about a Chicken Bacon Melt sandwich? Have a late-night craving for onion rings? Chet's Place in Carkoski Commons features a grill with your favorite appetizers and sandwiches, fresh sushi, Simply-To-Go salads and popular convenience store items. You can use your Flex Dollars or MavCash at Chet's Place.  Cash and credit card work, too!

Visit Chet's Place:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.


Try Out The New Laundry Room!

Have you been to the laundry room in the lower level of Preska yet? In addition to the laundry room nearest your hall, this laundry room is available to all residents.  Stop by to enjoy the study area, TV lounge, and computer stations while you do your laundry!

Washer and dryer use is included in your room rate. In addition to the laundry room in Preska, you'll find laundry facilities in:



Crawford: Lower level laundry room - Available to all Crawford residents (use stairwell across from C Hall entrance)

Julia Sears:
On each floor - Available to only Julia Sears residents with rooms on that floor

Lower level laundry room - Available to only McElroy E and F residents (use F Hall stairwell) and on each floor in H Hall, McElroy G residents should use the lower level laundry room in Preska

 Lower level laundry room and on each floor - Available to all community residents

Stadium Heights:
Third floor laundry room of each building - Available only for Stadium Heights residents in that building


Get Involved: Join Your Community Council!

Each floor community and Stadium Heights building community has a Community Council, which provides activities for floor members, provides a voice to RHA, and builds community among floor residents. Elected Community Council positions include: Floor/Building President, Events Coordinator, RHA Representative and Treasurer. Each Community Council is advised by their Community Advisor (CA)/Apartment Community Advisor (ACA).

Examples of other Community Council leadership positions include: Intramural Manager, Community Council Secretary, Birthday Committee, Social Coordinator, and more.

Come make some friends and have some fun!  If you are interested in joining your Community Council, contact your Community Advisor or your Hall Director.  Elections will take place at floor meetings on Monday, September 3.


Single Room Waiting List

Interested in getting on the waiting list for a single room? To have your name added to the list, or for more information, stop by the Residential Life office at 111 Carkoski Commons.




Dining Menus:  Bookmark It!    

Did you know you can look online to see what's for dinner? Or breakfast? Or lunch?  View the daily menu for Carkoski Dining Hall.


Carkoski To-Go Meals

To-Go meals from the Carkoski Dining Hall are available to students on any meal plan or they can be purchased with Flex Dollars.

How it works:
Get a To-Go container for $5 at the Carkoski Dining Hall. You can use Flex Dollars, cash, or credit card. Get your meal and "go."

Bring your used To-Go container back to the dining hall so that we can wash it.
When you bring your container back, you can either get a refund of your $5 or exchange your container for a new one.

Have questions about Carkoski To-Go Meals? Contact Dining Services at 507-389-1513 or visit the Residential Life website to view Frequently Asked Questions About Carkoski To-Go Meals.



Questions? Comments? Let Us Know!