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MACURH Newsletter July 2012

Regional Board Introductions

Regional Director Email:


Luke Lasson

Hey MACURH! So I really hope that all of your summers are going simply wonderfully! I just wanted to let you all know how excited I am to be working with you in the coming year. I have a feeling that it is going to be, to put it lightly, fantastic. I am going to give you a quick preview of what I would like to do this coming year. The first one being putting some form of policy into effect regarding both post-no frills elections as well as conference bidding. I really feel that this will help to clarify all of the practices that the region currently employs as well as bringing the policy book up to date. Another goal that I have is to implement a boardroom mentorship program. This will be a volunteer program that will pair experienced boardroom members with some of our newer members. I feel that this is going to be a great tool to improve leadership and cooperation throughout the region. Lastly, I have is to continue to maintain efficiency throughout the coming year. With increased efficiency I feel that we can continue to make boardroom an exciting and enjoyable experience for all. Well onto a bit about me. I am just your run of the mill gent from the cozy suburb of Apple Valley, MN. I am currently studying the fine art of Nursing and am hosted by North Dakota State University in lovely Fargo. In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing, slack lining, and just hanging out. Over these summer months I am residing in Pavek hall and working for NDSU as a COAR (Conference, Orientation and Recruitment) team member. Other than that life is going well and I am just hanging on out. I truly am looking forward to seeing you at MACURH the Musical 2012 in Kearney, Nebraska! Keep on mooooovin’ to the beat! With MACURH love, Luke

Associate Director of Finance and Records Email:

Hey MACURH! Well right now I am out slaving away working with little kids on a high ropes course and decided maybe I should give you guys a little information about myself and an update on how things are going in the ADFR world. I am hosted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney and I am studying Political Science and Spanish. Currently I am involved my sorority as well as volunteering at the local elementary schools with their homework club. I also enjoy playing intramural sports when I have the spare time. Now for the business side of the update. Right now I am working on finishing up the accounts for May as well as tying up loose ends from NACURH! One of the things I want to try for this year is sending out an updated budget every two months. I am sure you are wondering why every two. Well to be honest some months are a lot slower than others in regards to checks. By having two months on the books it will be easier to see where the difference are. If any of you have any questions please feel free to contact through email or text or call. I will just add a bit of a disclaimer, as I said before I am working with kids for the summer so week days are a little more challenging to get a hold of me. Do not worry though! I will return the call, text, or email! Thank you all for doing such an awesome job at NACURH! I cannot wait to see you all again for MACURH!! Molly Moo Love, Katie

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Associate Director of NRHH Email:


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I am Alex Sniffen, and I am happy and honored to be serving as your Associate Director of NRHH this year. I am hosted at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska (home of MACURH 2011), and am in my third year studying History specializing in International Relations. That’s not both, by the way. It’s the history of international relations, and I really enjoy it! Over the summer I am working with our Department of Residence Life helping to run the halls for the different groups and camps that stay on campus over the summer. Honestly, I really like video games, however, that does not mean I do not like to run around outside, play some soccer, Frisbee, or just walk around with no particular destination. While those are a few of my hobbies, I also like to mess around with Photoshop, swim, and scuba dive. So, I have a lot of hobbies. Reading is also something I enjoy very much, so currently I am re-reading I, Robot and finishing the Shadow series that game off of Ender’s Game. It will be a very exciting summer for books in my life. I love almost all kinds of music, except some country, but then again I do enjoy a country song here and there. I’m from Texas after all, so one of those songs is “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas”. While home state may be in SWACURH, the Midwest Affiliate has my heart and soul, and plus, we have snow! My goals for the year are, of course, NRHH related. I would love to affiliate more NRHH chapters across the region, and to spread the diamond love even further around MACURH. I would also like to put more focus onto the service pillar of NRHH throughout the year. There is so much NRHH can do, and I think there are many steps we can take as a region to set an example to NACURH. I am also going to be working on developing the identity of NRHH even more; this is something that I know I am not alone in on the NNB, so this is something that we will definitely be working on as the year progresses as it is a constant mission! I am also planning to do some hard work with the National NRHH Board (NNB) and the National Board of Directors (NBD) to create a better NACURH as a whole! Did you know that you can help? By applying to a National committee, you can get MACURH’s voice heard on the national level! How awesome is that?! (There, I had my one shameless plug for committees!). All in all, another goal of mine is to try to get to know a whole lot of you, whether in person or over email, I would love to talk to all of you at some point. We’re going to have a great year, and I am so excited to get everything started! With the utmost Diamond Love, Alex

Regional Communications Coordinator Administrative Development & Programming Email:

Hey MACURH! My name is Michelle Hobbs and I am your RCC for Administrative Development & Programming. In September I will be beginning my 3rd (and final!) year of undergraduate study at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, in Minneapolis, MN. I am majoring in Elementary Education and after I graduate I will start a program to get my teaching license. This summer I am living in a residence hall and working as a Summer Assistant. I will be a Community Advisor in the fall. Here are some fun facts about me. My absolute favorite book and movie is Freedom Writers, because it is so inspiring to me! I love all types of music, but my 3 favorite singers are Martina McBride, Andy Grammer, and Drake-random, I know! My favorite color is purple and my favorite candy is Skittles (especially the mixed berry kind!) I have many goals for my position, and I will share the biggest ones with you now. Due to the recent changes in the PCC position, I really want to make sure we are utilizing our PCCs in the greatest way possible. I am going to strive to make sure PCCs know each other and feel comfortable sharing ideas. To help with this, I am going to ask each PCC to make a little “About Me� page.I also have lots of goals for the regional Programming Committee. I want us to take on new projects, such as updating some of the programming resources on the MACURH website and including the committee in the production of programming newsletters. My promise to the PCCs and the region as a whole is to maintain a level of professionalism that the region deserves, while at the same time making sure everyone is enjoying themselves and staying engaged with their positions! Please feel free to contact me at anytime with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. Get ready for an AMAZING year!


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Regional Communications Coordinator Recruitment and Retention Email:

Hello MACURH!!!

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Tyler Treptow here, your Regional Communications Coordinator of Recruitment & Retention. I am hosted by Winona State University in Winona, MN. Before my time at WSU I grew up in Wonewoc, WI, near Wisconsin Dells. I am going into my 4th year of college and am majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Music. Besides my studies I also enjoy spending time with friend and family, reading, watching sitcoms, and running around the beautiful Lake Winona. I recently registered for the Twin Cities Marathon which means a lot of running this summer as I train for the October 7th race. No worry though, because I plan to be fully recovered for MACURH: The Musical in November. This summer I am also working for Camp & Conference Services here on campus. As I compose this message I am currently working our Freshman Registration Week by providing services for the students that chose to stay overnight in the residence halls. I have also been rather busy getting materials prepared for the affiliation and recruitment process that has already began. The region now has full documentation of all institutions in the regional area and whether or not they have on-campus housing facilities. This will prove beneficial not only to this year’s board but to future boards as it will serve as a tool to recruit unaffiliated institutions. According to these newly created documents, the region has a lot of room for growth and I and the Regional Board has every intention of doing just that. In the coming months Alex Sniffen (AD-NRHH) and I will be working tirelessly to make the affiliation process as easy as possible for you. Look forward to the Summer Affiliation Spirit Point Incentive that will be hitting your inboxes within the coming weeks. It essentially outlines a time frame for spirit point opportunities depending on when institutions successfully complete the affiliation process. The earlier, the better. In about two weeks I will be joining the remainder of the Regional Board in Kearney, NE for our Summer Re-treat. It’s going to be a rather busy weekend but well worth the time for planning the year. Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve you as your RCC of Recruitment & Retention! I am so excited for what this year will bring to both me and the region. If you have any questions about affiliation please don’t hesitate to contact me or Alex about the process. Molly Moo Love, Tyler James Treptow

Regional Communications Coordinator Technology Email:

Hey MACURH! I’m Josh Coppenbarger, your RCC-Tech for this year. I am hosted by Webster University and I will be a junior this year. I am a double major in Film Production and Journalism. A little about me, I love movies. I love them so much that I have a list of every movie I’ve seen in my life. I’m also a big comic book reader and my favorite superhero is Spider-Man. My favorite foods are spaghetti and sushi and my favorite candies are Skittles and Air Heads. This summer, I’ve been keeping busy as a Day Camp counselor, working at a movie theater and as an intern for a local baseball team. In the fall, I will be an RA, the Online Editor for the student newspaper and President of our student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. I have lots of goals and new ideas for MACURH this year and I can’t wait to see them happen. So far, I’ve been working on redesigning the website to allow an easier navigation throughout the site. My goal is to have the newly updated website online by the second week of August, so keep a look out for it! Other than that, I’ve also been working on updating the listerves and creating/designing this newsletter for you. I am currently planning on how to create this huge database of all of our affiliated schools so we can have a closer communication with one another. It’s gonna be a huge project and I can’t wait to work on it with you. It’s gonna be a great year, MACURH! I’ll see you all at the regional conference moooovin’ to the beat! - Josh


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MACURH Conference Chair Email:


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I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer as we all try to rest up and get rejuvenated for the 2012-2013 Academic Year! For those of you that don’t know, my name is Justin Vogel and I am the MACURH 2012 Conference Chair. I am a Senior Business Administration/Marketing Major at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. I have served as the UNK RHA President for two years and LOVE living in the Residence Halls on UNK’s Campus. I am an avid bowler and enjoy just hanging out with my friends doing whatever life throws our way. I am originally from Scottsbluff, NE out in the panhandle. I can’t wait until you all get to come to Kearney in November so you can see first hand what Nebraska has to offer! Things are coming together very well here in MACURH: The Musical Land and we cannot wait to show you all of the hard work we’ve put into planning this conference. Our conference costs keep going down and we are continuously looking for more sponsorships to help out even more! If you haven’t seen it already, check out our website, YouTube channel, and other social media to learn about ways you can help us plan some of the details for MACURH 2012 as well as start earning some early spirit points!! Lastly, I would just like to share a few goals that I have for the remainder of my term as the MACURH Conference Chair. I hate living in a world of comparison because you can only get so far, so my staff and I have made it our number one goal to put together the best conference that WE are capable of and that WE can provide a fun, enjoyable experience for all of you. If we can do that, we have done our job. I have also stressed to my fellow RBD members and will continue to stress to the MACURH Region that although I am the Conference Chair, I would invite anyone to ask me questions, for help, etc. on anything they need. I want to be an open resource to all and do whatever I can to help! With that, I hope you all have a great month until I talk to you again in our next newsletter. Be watching for MACURH 2012 updates and as always MACURH, keep moovin’ to your own beat! With Molly The Moo Cow Love, Justin

No Fril s Conference Chair Email:

Hey MACURH! My name is Joseph Nabity, and I am your 2013 No Frills Conference Chair. I will be starting my Junior year at the University of Nebraska Omaha beginning Fall 2012. I am pursuing a major in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Information Assurance and a minor in Spanish. During this summer I am working for our Housing Department full time and attending two classes throughout the summer semester. Beyond that I don’t have many exciting plans for my summer, but home is only 45 minutes away from our campus, so that may change as the summer progresses :D My favorite hobbies are: working with computers, as my major would suggest, cooking/baking and playing the piano. I currently serve as the organist for my hometown church in Wahoo, NE. I don’t really have as much time as I would like to read a lot of books, but I do enjoy a good mystery book every once in a while. My twin sister and I spend a good deal of time together since we both live on-campus at UNO, and one of the things we enjoy is cooking meals together as well as dining at other restaurants off-campus. There are a lot of cool, local places hidden in the smaller cities that surround Omaha. My goals for my position as the 2013 No Frills Conference Chair are to first, be as available to the region as possible. I want to make sure that your questions or concerns are answered in a timely manner; the No Frills 2013 Conference Staff is ready to answer any questions you have, about any aspect of the No Frills 2013 Conference. Second, I want to make sure you all have an outstanding No Frills 2013 Conference. I know the main premise is to conduct the regional business, but that doesn’t mean it should be dreadful. The No Frills 2013 Conference Staff is excited to make sure you enjoy your time on our campus and that the No Frills 2013 Conference goes off without a hitch! :D A few updates from the No Frills 2013 Conference Staff. One, our website has been created and is now available online for you to view. You can find us at Also on our website is a link to send any of our conference staff members emails regarding specific questions as well as contact information for myself. Two, we are working closely with the Regional Board of Directors to make any changes to the conference necessary based on their recommendations and any concerns that were voiced during the voting process. Please don’t hesitate to contact myself or any other members of the No Frills 2013 Conference Staff. We are more than happy to talk to you, and would enjoy hearing from you. Joseph A. Nabity

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Regional Advisor Email:

Hello everyone and a big welcome to the incoming Regional Board of Directors. As the Regional Advisor, I have the great pleasure of working with such a fantastic group of students! A little bit about me, I am starting my eighth year at North Dakota State University as the Assistant Director for Leadership and Community Development. In this role, I oversee our Living Learning Program which includes living-learning communities, first year experience, faculty in residence and residential student leadership. I am fortunate to work in a vibrant environment with a lot of room for creativity and challenges.

Becky Bahe

Here are a few of my main goals for this upcoming year: 1. Get to know the Regional Board, their goals and support them in their efforts 2. Continue to build the advisor network and encourage a supportive environment for all advisors 3. Provide a strong foundation for a smooth transition for the next advisor 4. Continue the work on the development of the Advisor Resource Training As always, I am here to support all of you, please do not hesitate to contact me with questions, feedback or concerns! Becky

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