SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY MACURH 2013 Newsletter Issue No. 4 September 2013
Transportation, Housing & Dining Information
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Updates from your conference chair Hey MACURH!! This conference is getting so close, and I just cannot wait! As a team, we have just been nit picking the details that we already have in place to make sure that this conference is perfect! We have had some updates to our schedule due to some room reservation changes that I hope you will take a look at on our website! If you need anything else from our amazing conference team, be sure to give us a call or shoot us an email at email@example.com (more specific emails for each chair are listed on the website!) Molly love, Becca Wallace MACURH 2013 Conference Chair
Welcomeâ€Ś â€Śto our newest chairs!
We are so excited to have Brett (left) and Jon(right) join us on our conference team as the Ceremonies and Dining Co-Chairs, respectively.
Transportation PARKING At the hotel:. $12/vehicle and $50 /bus with unlimited in/out privileges.
On campus: Delegations can park in the OliveCompton Garage for $2/hour or $6/day. No in/out privileges, so please plan accordingly.
METROLINK â€‹Lambert-St. Louis Airport is easily accessible from Saint Louis University and the Sheraton Hotel. Delegates that fly into St. Louis will take the Metrolink train directly to the Sheraton or to SLU. A oneway MetroLink pass costs $2.25 per person, paid for by the delegations. Volunteers will be at the airport to direct delegates towards the metro station, which is located at the airport. A number of measures are in place to ensure the safety of anyone riding on this system. There are employed, uniformed officers patrolling the transit stations, as well as undercover officers riding on the MetroLink. Also, all MetroLink platforms have a 24/7 camera surveillance system, which is monitored by security dispatchers, who, at the first signs of danger, will send out police or security assistance. Delegates will get off at the Civic Center stop, which lets off right across the street from the Sheraton. Google maps estimates this to be a 4-second walk! There is also the Grand Center Metro stop right off campus!
SHUTTLE SERVICE: Saint Louis University has secured First Student, Inc., to shuttle delegates back and forth between the hotel and our campus during the course of the entire day. During busier times, we will have 2 of these shuttles running. All other times, one shuttle will run constantly throughout the day should delegates need to return to the hotel for any reason. These shuttles are ADA accessible, and will will pick up in the circle drive next to the Busch Student Center and will drop off in front of the Sheraton hotel. Each bus can hold 47 people at a time, and the total amount of time it takes for each bus to load, travel, drop off, and return to its starting point is only 10 minutes because of the hotelâ€™s close location to our campus. The shuttle service will run from 3 P.M. to 1 A.M. on Friday, October 25th, and it will run from 7 A.M. to 1 A.M. on Saturday, October 26th.
Housing Delegates of MACURH 2013 will stay at the Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel & Suites in Downtown St. Louis. The Sheraton is located about ten minutes from SLU’s campus and less than one minute from the Metrolink. The Sheraton offers over 29,000 square feet of meeting room space, free wireless hi-speed Internet offered throughout the building. Delegates will be placed 4 to a room, and advisors will be placed 2 to a room. Advisors are able to choose the option of a single room but will pay the difference. Hotel Amenities: • Complimentary WiFi • Iron/Ironing Board • Coffee Maker • Hairdryer • Video Check-Out • Cable Television • Refrigerator • Handicap Accessible Room • Fitness Facility • Indoor Heated Pool &Whirlpool • Luggage Storage • Guest Laundromat • Business Center • Sun Deck (only smoking area)
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Dining Friday Dinner: You’re on your own Friday night, so we encourage delegates to explore the city and enjoy the sights and foods of local restaurants. However, keep in mind that there is a Blues hockey game that night, so places may be crowded. Opening ceremonies start promptly at 7! Don’t be discouraged though, there are lots of great options within walking distance of SLU’s campus! Saturday Breakfast: Breakfast will be served from 6:30-8:30am in the Sheraton Hotel. The menu will include fruit juice, Starbucks coffee (regular and decaf), tea, bagels and cream cheese, fruit danishes, yogurt, muffins, whole fruit, English muffins, and possibly some hot items as well/. Saturday Lunch: Lunch will be in Griesedieck Dining Hall. Due to the high volume of delegates, we have split everyone up into Blue and Green groups. Blue Group will dine at 11:15 and Green Group will dine at 12:05. While each group is dining, the other group will attend round table discussions in DuBourg 157. Lunch will be buffet style, with a variety of different foods! Saturday Dinner: The banquet will take place in the Wool Ballrooms in the Busch Student Center. The menu for the banquet will consist of: Asiago Chicken, Scallion Quinoa stuffed Bell Pepper with Tomato Coulis (Vegan), Roasted Vegetables, Italian Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls, Wild Rice Blend, Assorted Desserts, Iced Tea, & Water Sunday Breakfast (7-9am): Same as Saturday breakfast Project Clean Plate is a program that encourages students to minimize food waste by only choosing what they will eat. Trash cans are placed on scales so that students are able to constantly see how much food is being thrown out. During the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to compete with SLU student records of reducing food waste.
“Moo”-re Updates PHOTO COMPETITION: Show your spirit by participating in our PHOTO SPIRIT CHALLENGE! Details are located under the ‘Spirit’ page of our website, or on Facebook! GUIDEBOOK APP: As the conference approaches, make sure you download the Guidebook app for your Android or iPhone to view the conference booklet at moment’s notice on your mobile device. The MACURH 2013 conference guide will be available shortly after Programming Sessions are determined. SEATING FOR OPENING CEREMONIES: Seating for opening ceremonies will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 7:00p.m. LATE REGISTRATION: Make sure you are registering your delegation by 11:59 p.m. on September 27. Late registrants are subject to a late fee. IMPORTANT DATES: • September27 BY 11:59PM: Registration & Programming Deadline • October 7 BY 11:59PM: Roll Calls due (info on website) • October 11 BY 11:59 PM: Late registration & Delegate changes • October 18 BY 11:59PM : Delegate Drops • October 25: MACURH MACURH MACURH!!!
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