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NWACUHO Soundings MacEwan University Submitted by: Clint Galloway Hello from MacEwan University! Things in Edmonton are rolling along as the snow is now gone and spring is finally in the air (hopefully to stay this time). Folks at MacEwan University have been quite busy the last few months and it is hard to believe that the end of school is a mere few weeks away. As students begin to prepare to write exams and move out, it makes one wonder where does the time go? Wasn’t it just last week when they were all moving in? I guess if being busy is a good thing, then we have had a great year at MacEwan University! The last few months have been filled with plenty of campus change, student programs, and recognition of our fantastic staff. New President In July of 2012, David Atkinson took the helm at MacEwan University, becoming only the fourth president in the history of the institution. He has been a fantastic leader and has made an immediate impact on our campuses (we have four in the city), bringing forward new ideas

and a new organizational vision. David is dedicated to moving forward on the plan to consolidate our four campuses to one single sustainable campus that will be located at our downtown City Center location. Student Programs For the third consecutive year, students from MacEwan Residence participated in our Alternative Spring Break program. This year’s team of students fundraised all year for their trip to South Carolina in late February. Rather than spend their Reading Week (ie Canadian Spring Break) on a beach in Mexico or Hawaii, these 12 individuals travelled to Georgetown, SC to work for Habitat for Humanity assisting with a variety of projects. All participants reported having an amazing experience through this program. Staff Recognition The month of March proved to be the month of recognition for our Residence Services Team at MacEwan University. o Residence Life Coordinator Laura Huxley was this year’s recipient of the

Residence Life Professional Association’s award for Outstanding New Professional. Laura was presented the award at the RLPA’s Annual General Meeting, hosted at Mount Royal University on March 8 & 9. o Residence Life Coordinator Tim Lade was accepted into the ACUHO-I James C. Grimm National Housing Training Institute for this coming June. Tim is one of only 30 participants that were selected for this year’s institute hosted by the University of Georgia located in Athens, Georgia. o Coordinator of Tenant Services Ron Ewanchuk, was nominated for and won the NWACUHO Operations Award for 2012. Our Alberta rep accepted the award on Ron’s behalf at the regional conference in Ashland, Oregon this February and it was presented to Ron later in March. These are just a few of the many highlights from the last semester. From all of us at MacEwan University, we wish you all the best as the semester winds down and hope that your student move-out and student exam period go fantastically well!!

For the third year in a row, students from MacEwan Residence Life participated in the “Alternative Spring Break” program, doing service work for Habitat for Humanity in Georgetown, South Carolina.

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Soundings Spring 2012  

Spring issue of the NWACUHO Soundings newsletter. Features a wrapup of the NWACUHO annual conference, an article on pets on campus, and how...

Soundings Spring 2012  

Spring issue of the NWACUHO Soundings newsletter. Features a wrapup of the NWACUHO annual conference, an article on pets on campus, and how...

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