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Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/newsletters/news_1_24_13.html

 

 

2013-2014 Housing for Current Students

Spring semester is a time to start seriously thinking about housing for next year.  There are many available residence community options, including Stadium Heights residence community apartments.  Current residents are invited to visit the Residential Life website to help you understand these options.  Current students have priority over new students and may request rooms in any residence community through March 31, 2013.

 

Residential Life 2013-2014 Maverick Mentor Applications Available Now!

Find application forms and other information for 2013-2014 Maverick Mentor positions online now! Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 8.

 

Carkoski Scholarship Award Applications Due February 1

The Chester and Helen Carkoski Scholarship Award program recognizes residence community student leaders with a good academic record and who have demonstrated volunteer leadership and service in the residence communities.  Multiple $500 scholarship award recipients will be announced Friday, February 8, 2013, and will be distributed for use this semester.  This scholarship is available to students living in any Minnesota State residence community, excluding current: Community Advisors, Apartment Community Advisors, Maverick Mentors and Learning Commmunity Coordinators.

Scholarship information and applications are available at each residence community front desk, as well as in the Residenctial Life office and the Student Leadership Resource Center in Carkoski Commons.  Completed forms are due in the Residential Life office by Friday, February 1, 2013. 

 

The Residential Life Leadership Experience

The Residential Life Leadership Experience is returning this spring with a focus on Service-Oriented Leadership. We will meet new people, learn a lot about our own leadership and what role others play in it, and most of all, we'll have some fun!

Come and explore what it means to be a Maverick student leader and give back to your campus community.  The Leadership Experience will consist of six one-hour classes every other Monday night starting February 11 at 9:00 p.m. in Preska 126.  The class will finish with a large culminating experience in April.   

RSVP to Matt Goff at matthew.goff@mnsu.edu by Wednesday, February 6.

 

Plant Noise and Steam

You may be wondering about that "loud noise and steam" coming from the west side of campus lately. High pressure boilers are used on campus to generate heat for our buildings.  When it is cold outside, more steam is generated and needs to be released until the pressure is balanced.  When that happens, steam is blown from the plant stack and produces a loud sound and plume when the hot water steam hits the cold air. This is not on any specific schedule as it happens when an additional boiler is needed.  

 

Copyright Infringement Enforcement

The law requires all residence community residents respect copyright holders materials that may be available through the Internet. Internet user agreements between Minnesota State Mankato, residents, and the residence community Internet provider, Charter Communications, are included in this law.  When downloading a copyrighted item (including music, videos, movies, books, art work, etc.) it is the responsibility of the downloader to make sure that they are legally downloaded, frequently requiring a fee.

Upon notification of a copyright infringement, Charter Communications will notify the Department of Residential Life.  Residential Life will notify the resident and access to the residence community Internet system for that individual will be removed.  Access will be restored to the affected resident when all copyright infringement notice requirements are met.  Those requirements often require paying for the copyright, removing the item from the computer, and viewing a website with copyright information.

More information on the topic of copyrights is available at:
www.musicunited.org
www.riaa.com

 

T.O.P.S. Award Ceremony

NRHH hosted the annual T.O.P.S. (Totally Outstanding Participating Students) recognizing 70 residence hall floor community council members.  Approximately 230 students attended the event, celebrated their accomplishments from the fall semester, and heard about nine different leadership opportunities for this coming spring, summer, and fall.

 

Deadline to Change Your Meal Plan is Friday, January 25.

The last day to change your meal plan for spring semester is Friday, January 25.  You can change your plan to the AnyTime,
Maverick 160, or Maverick 14 meal plan.  You can request to change your meal plan for spring semester online or by coming to the Residential Life office.

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.

 

Need to Request a Room Change?

The opportunity to request a change in your spring semester room assignment is coming up. 
Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29 are Spring Room Change Days.

If you'd like to request a change, stop by the Residential Life office, 111 Carkoski Commons, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Approved changes will be processed on the spot.  After January 29, request a room change at the front desk of your community. 

 

ResTech Services

Many students return to campus spring semester with new electronic devices.  If you need help getting new devices connected to the Internet in the residence communities, help is just a phone call away!  ResTech services staff helps students living on campus with computer issues and getting connected.  Appointments can be set up with ResTech Services by calling the ITS Help Desk at
507-389-6654 or by email to restechservices@mnsu.edu.

 

 

Questions? Comments? Let Us Know!

 

 

Newsletter Archives:

November 29, 2012: Winter Break Special Edition
November 15, 2012: Thanksgiving Special Edition
November 8, 2012
October 25, 2012
October 11, 2012
September 27, 2012
September 13, 2012
August 30, 2012