Vol 3 Num 10
A newsletter for the undergraduate on-campus residents of Northwestern University.
2012-13 Volume 3 Issue 10 Volume 3 Issue 10 ResidentConnections Welcome! ResidentConnections is an e-newsletter from Residential Services. Click on the graphics to link to the websites mentioned. If you notice a link is not working please email us so that we can provide you with the correct link. 5 Residents You Should Know Flip over to page 2 Staff Spotlight Learn about Tiffany Gonzales, AC at Foster Walker page 6 CA Spotlight Get to know Jake Druecke page 9 Job Board Bicycle Season! A Reminder about Northwesternâ€™s Bike Safety and Policies. See page 4 Interested in being a volunteer tour guide? How about a Career Ambassador? Or OffCampus Ambassador? Check out the Job Board Comments? Suggestions? Email us at email@example.com Visit us at www.northwestern.edu/living page 10 Volume 3 Issue 10 5 RESIDENTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABIGAIL “ABBY” GARDENER MARK DAVIS Mark Davis is a resident at PARC and although a freshman, is already leaving a great impression upon his peers. Abigail “Abby” Gardner Mark is known for being is currently a McCormick extremely approachable and sophomore and a resident friendly and active in PARC. at Foster Walker. She’s studying Some fun facts to know: he engineering and loves singing, went to high school on an acting and modeling! In fact, American Air Force base in Abby modeled for the Unity Germany (now how many show as well as other events people can say that?) and will and one more fun fact, she’s be a CA next year! When asked also a boxer! Abby’s favorite what he loves most about living thing about living on campus on campus, Mark responded is the proximity to her friends “Living on South campus, I like and all the resources she needs the community, the quality and for classes. quantity of food in the dining halls, and the proximity to both class and Evanston.” Volume 3 Issue 10 ISZY HIRSCHTRITT LICHT ARIEL MALLOY A resident of Rogers House, Ariel Malloy is one busy sophomore: she is president of the Residence Hall Association and Iszy Hirschtritt Licht is a is a NU varsity cheerleader. WCAS sophomore and a She’s majoring in Economics at resident at Bobb Hall. Iszy’s WCAS and wants to pursue a fans say he is “very friendly, career in investment banking in courteous and a kind neighbor Public Finance. Some fun facts to all those around him.” A fun about Ariel: she loves rainfact he wants people to know: bow sprinkles, being Beyonce, he’s a pop culture and celebrity works for SOFO and is a mennews junkie! His favorite thing tor for Chicago Area mentoring about living on campus is the program (student or supermany opportunities to meet woman?) Ariel loves living on new people. campus because of the rainbow sprinkles in the dining halls and being close to all her friends. SHIH-YUNG HUANG Shih-Yung Huang is currently a WCAS freshman. Living at Willard, she is active in the residential college community and has gotten to know her first floor residents. Shih-Yung was born in Taiwan and moved here when she was 8. Last summer she volunteered at an Italian agriturismo in a small village. Another fun fact: she loves cooking, baking and food in general. When asked what her favorite thing about living on campus is, Shih-Yung said “having the opportunity to always meet new people and make new friends.” Volume 3 Issue 10 Bicycle Season! A reminder about... Northwestern University Bike Safety and Policies Evanston City ordinances (10-9-4) prohibit riding bicycles on the sidewalks in the downtown business district, operating a bicycle after dark without a white front headlight and a red rear reflector (visible 500ft. away), or riding a bicycle in an unsafe or reckless manner or in a way that obstructs traffic. Bicycles stored or parked on campus must be registered www.northwestern. Volume 3 Issue 10 edu/up/forms/registerbike.html with the University Police Department and kept in designated areas, which include bicycle racks and bicycle storage rooms. The registration process is FREE of charge. Bicycles that are locked to anything but designated bike parking areas including: railings, stairwells, or handicapped access ramps or are parked in hallways, to benches/posts, trees, doorways, or rooms in residence halls or academic buildings create a safety hazard in the event of fire and are subject to removal at the ownerâ€™s expense. Wildcat Wheels Northwesternâ€™s Bike Share Program Reserve your bike online! norris4.norris.northwestern.edu/no_index.php As always, travel safely when riding your bicycle. Please wear a helmet, observe the rules of the road, and be considerate to pedestrians, vehicles and your fellow riders. Bike Rental Prices: Reserve your bike online! Rentals are not to exceed 3 days. Must have a Valid NU ID. $5/day for a single-rider bike $10/day for a tandem bike norris4.norris.northwestern.edu/no_index.php Resources Evanston City Code http://www.cityofevanston.org/government/city-code/ Northwestern Student Handbook http://www.northwestern.edu/studentaffairs/publications/ Bike Registration Form www.northwestern.edu/up/special/bike-registration-locks.html HELMETS ARE REQUIRED AND PROVIDED. Location: Norris University Center Norris Outdoors (Norris Underground) Hours: Mon - Fri: 12:30pm to 6:00pm Contact: (847) 491-2345 firstname.lastname@example.org Volume 3 Issue 10 STAFF SPOTLIGHT TIFFANY GONZALES AC in Foster Walker WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AND WHAT WAS YOUR MAJOR? Bachelor of Arts in Communication Media Studies from Northern Illinois University [Go Huskies!] WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING AT NORTHWESTERN? I like the passion the students have for all they do. I also love the purple pride around every corner! WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF WORKING IN YOUR AREA? Everything! Foster Walker has the best lounges on campus, along with two dining halls, a C-store, amazing staff, even cooler residents, oh and therapy dogs- what isn’t there to love? WHAT ARE YOU EXCITED TO WORK ON DURING THE YEAR? I’m excited for Plex Pride Week 2013! And the new water fountain in the lobby! WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO IN YOUR DOWNTIME? I like to hang out with friends, run, go to movies, and play with Skyler the puppy. WHAT IS YOUR BEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS? Breathe. It will all be OK. Just take some time and breathe. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DILLO DAY ACTIVITY? Seeing the student body come together for a day of fun and music. #safedillo COFFEE OR TEA? Coffee. MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL? Morning all the way! I would be sleeping at 9 PM if I could. CATS OR DOGS? Both! CUBS OR SOX? Blackhawks. THIN CRUST OR DEEP DISH PIZZA? Thin- but I’d never deny any pizza with cheese and green peppers! Volume 3 Issue 10 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW RHA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS: RHA’s first program will be Smores in the Firepit on the Lakefill on May 3rd at 7pm. Other executive boards goals include: President Vice-President Secretary Social Chairs Ariel Malloy Orko Manna »» More collaboration and partnering with ASG to improve resident services and facilities on campus Tricia Luko Cassie Sham & Angus MacIntyre Treasurer James Pisano Tech Chair Andy Niederschulte »» Increased Social Media Presence and Campaign to roll out with some major incentives for those who follow RHA on Twitter and Facebook »» Revamped general assembly meetings to promote more engagement from the res halls on campus including the formation of committees »» Philanthropic efforts in the Evanston community »» Continue Movie Ticket giveaways at the end of the quarter »» Host fall football tailgates »» More inter-hall programming and socializing such as a Res Hall Carnival where each hall would sponsor a booth THE THE Front Row: Tricia Luko, Cassie Sham, Ariel Malloy Back Row: James Pisano, Angus MacIntyre, Andy Niederschulte, Orko Manna OFF-CAMPUS LIFE OFFICE OFFICE Want to talk about life off-campus? Want to discuss subletting? Roommate-finding? Landlord/tenant/lease issue? Stop by or contact: Tony Kirchmeier, Director of Off-Campus Life Dean of Students Office, Northwestern UniversityScott Hall, 41B, 601 University Place Evanston, IL 60208-1002 Phone: 847/491-8302 Fax: 847/467-2523 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.northwestern.edu/offcampus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/living.offcampus Volume 3 Issue 10 SIGN UP ONLINE FOR Check out the THURSDAY, MAY 2 between new Website: 9AM AND 4PM! Reserved rooms are located on the 3rd floor of Foster Walker and 3rd floor of 1835 Hinman Gender Open Housing allows students, regardless of sex, gender, or gender identity to share a room or suite. For more information visit http://bit.ly/NUgenderopenhousing 847.467.HOME  Robert Henkeâ€™s Dust Saturday, May 4, 9 p.m. Lutkin Hall Admission is FREE! Berlin-based electronica artist Robert Henkeâ€™s (a.k.a. Monolake) Dust explores dense and layered streams of sound, from digital noise to splashing waves, a massive storm, steam from a coffee machine, and crackles from an old phonograph record. An ambient experience like no other. www.pickstaiger.org | 847-467-4000 northwestern.edu/sustainability Volume 3 Issue 10 CA SPOTLIGHT JAKE DRUECKE HOMETOWN? Mukwonago, Wisconsin FAVORITE THING TO DO IN DOWNTIME? SIBLINGS? 1 sister Think about the great mysteries in life like whether I should watch How I Met Your Mother or Doctor Who YEAR? FAVORITE DILLO DAY ACTIVITY? Sophomore MAJOR? Avoiding the very large crowds and watching movies instead English Literature & British/European History COFFEE OR TEA? FAVORITE THING ABOUT NORTHWESTERN? MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL? Great view of the lake from my room GOALS FOR THE YEAR? To not have a mental breakdown BEST PART ABOUT AREA/BUILDING? Not having overhead lighting GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS? Playing violin in Philharmonia Christian Fellowship Neither :P Definitely morning person. I can barely stay awake after 11 CATS OR DOGS? Cats by far <3 CUBS OR SOX? They both are terrible. Go Brew Crew! THIN CRUST OR DEEP DISH? Deep Dish if I have to choose Volume 3 Issue 10 JOB BOARD NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OFF-CAMPUS AMBASSADOR POSITIONS Applications are available now for Off-Campus Ambassador positions for the 2013-2014 academic year! This paid position helps continue the Northwestern Experience for students living off-campus. The Off-Campus Ambassadors (OCAs) are students who plan, coordinate, market, execute, facilitate events and programs for off-campus students focused on community building, living and learning, neighborhood relations, Evanston Landlord/Tenant Law, living skills, conflict management and approved social events. The application form can be found now on NU CareerCat and are due by April 29, 2013. Visit this website to start your application now (be sure to read through the FAQs for CareerCat if this is your first time using the system): http://www.northwestern.edu/careers/students/ resources/careercat.html TOUR GUIDES WANTED FOR KITS & CATS DAY @ NU Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP) wants to recruit student tour guides for Kits n’ Cats@NU on May 23 from 10am12:45pm. This event is part of President Schapiro’s Good Neighbor, Great University Initiative. For more information contact: Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org Kristen: email@example.com Are you an enthusiastic, dedicated incoming Sophomore, Junior or Senior? Want to become an expert in resume and cover letter writing? Do you like consulting a meeting wi students of majors and y in school? Apply to be a Care As a member of the 2013-2014 Career Ambassador T while advancing your own career developme A stipend is provided to If you have questions about the OCA position, contact the Office of Off-Campus Life at 847-491-8302 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us make a difference in the Off-Campus community; apply today! Want to learn Apply through Career Cat: how“Jobs/Internships” to write the “Employers seeking NU BEST resume students/alumni” and cover letter? Keyword: Career Ambassador Questions? Contact Laura Myers, lauraWant to talk to a current Career Ambass DanielKim2014@u.northw Volume 3 Issue 10 APPLY TO BE A CAREER AMBASSADOR! What is a Career Ambassador? Being a Career Ambassador is first and foremost a learning experience. You'll gain skills and knowledge regarding career development and career planning that will benefit you and the students you help. As a Career Ambassador, you will have many different roles: educator, advisor, consultant, presenter, liaison, and ambassador. What do I Gain by Being a Career Ambassador? »» Extensive knowledge about career-related issues and how to best utilize NU's resources »» Expertise in resume-writing, interviewing, and internship/job searching »» Improved presentation skills by presenting outreaches to various on-campus student organizations »» Experience working in a professional environment »» Improved communication skills with employers by assisting with events (employer interaction opportunity) »» Leadership experience in a close-knit team e and ith all year ? Want the inside scoop on feedback employers are giving when recruiting on campus? Ever wonder how to customize a resume for a specific industry? eer Ambassador! Team you will become a leader to your peers, ent and knowledge at the same time. those selected. For more information visit: http://www.northwestern.edu/careers /about-us/careersambassador/index.html -email@example.com sador? Reach out to Danny, western.edu »» Solid relationships with the UCS staff »» Opportunity to meet and help a diverse group of NU students »» Quarterly stipend Minimum Qualifications: »» S tudents who will have sophomore, junior, or senior standing in the 2013-2014 school year. All majors will be considered. »» M ust be willing to make time commitment and have the ability to balance activities, classes, internship/job search, and Career Ambassador program. »» H ave a sincere desire and commitment to learn and help their fellow students. »» Have a genuine interest in career related issues. Preferred Qualifications: »» O utgoing and friendly, with an ability to easily converse with students and staff. »» Demonstrated presentation skills. The deadline is Sunday, May 12