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Residence Life Journal Philosophy of the Residence Life Program

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he expressed purpose of the Residence Life Program here at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is to foster selfdevelopment, good citizenship and democratic principles. These goals are accomplished through acquisition of decision-making skills on the part of the student and through emulation and promotion of values inclusive of respect to fellow students, honesty and the involvement of students in the residence hall governing structure.

development of this kind of sensitivity that students grow personally, which impacts directly on other program purposes of citizenship and emulation of democratic principles as set forth in the College’s mission and purpose.

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he purpose of the Residence Life Journal is to provide a newsletter that centers around the Residence Life Program. The journal is informative, educational and strives to promote the overall mission of The Residence Life Program also seeks to the college within a residence life setting and create an environment of understanding and to the benefit of the campus community appreciation for the values of students from at large. diverse backgrounds. It is through the

March Facts:

The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and named Martius after Mars or Ares, the Greek god of war. In Rome, where the climate is Mediterranean, March was the first month of spring, a logical point for the beginning of the year as well as the start of the military campaign season.

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Fun Facts About March

1. It is was named Martius after Mars, the Roman god of war. 2. Its birth flower is the Daffodil. 3. In the USA March is National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, National Women’s History Month and American Red Cross Month. 4. March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, it was the first month in the early Roman calendar with March 1 designated as the new year. 5. The Anglo-Saxons called the month Hlyd monath which means Stormy month, or Hraed monath which means Rugged month. 6. Great Britain and her Colonies continued to use March as their beginning month until 1752. 7. March’s birthstone is aquamarine. 8. March starts on the same day of the week as November every year. 9. Four U.S. Presidents. Andrew Jackson, James Madison, Grover Cleveland and John Tyler where born in this month. 10. When the Anglo-Saxons converted to Christianity, they held their chief season of fasting at this time the month ‘fast of lenet monet’ which in time became ‘Lent’.


Stevens Wrestler Finishes 7 at Nationals

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Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Wrestler Adam Will, of McClure, finished seventh in the 157 bracket at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships Saturday. It was Will's second appearance at Nationals. Will also earned All-American distinction on Friday evening, the second time he has earned those honors. Will began his tournament with a first-round bye. He defeated Dillon Coe from North Iowa Area Community College in a 5-3 decision in the second round. He lost his next match against Jeromy Davenport from Labette Community College in a 6-1 decision. Will bounced back with a victory against Cole Cameron, a District 19 competitor from Gloucester County Community College. Will won by an 8-3 decision, securing his second All-American ranking. Will lost the next match against Zachary Benitz from Iowa Western Community College in a 4-2 decision. That set Will up for his pin of Irvin Buck from Niagara County Community College at the 4:15 mark of the match.


March Madness


Class Gift By: Chris Metzler - Director of Student Services

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he class of 2010-11, under the leadership of Student Congress President Hamid King, voted to make a class gift of banners to be hung when the branch campus is completed. Last year, the trend continued with the purchase of the benches. Several students have discussed the ‘look’ on campus and asked about possible upgrades. A committee on campus began to meet over a year ago to develop the Campus Facilities Master Plan. This committee includes students, administrators, and

faculty members. In this plan, site design elements (including lighting, paving, benches, fencing) are discussed. The goal with this plan is to ensure that the campus has a consistent character and cohesive look. The benches are in line with the plan and have improved the ‘look’. Some ideas for future gifts include picnic tables and additional benches in areas where students meet. These gifts help the college improve the campus environment specifically the student gathering spaces, while enhancing the visual appeal of the campus.

Allison Peck enjoying the new benches


A Night of Inspiration

Dr. Cooper & Philip Harris exchange a laugh

Philip Harris singing on the Stevens Campus

Philip Harris singing

Reggie Minter, Residence Hall Advisor for Armstrong Hall. Singing and playing the keyboard

Philip Harris singing

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When: nd th 2 &4 Mondays of each month Where: Admissions Lounge, Hartzel building Time: 6-7:30 pm

Group Discussions Last semester the counseling office started a group to train peer helpers and to provide support to students. The group plans to resume this semester on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Each meeting will address a specific topic, and allow time for students to discuss any current concerns. The group discussion focuses on practical solutions and strategies that students can apply to their daily lives. I am looking for topics as the group had requested. Proposed topics are so far: How to change negative behavior Coping with Change Managing Anger Understanding Mental Illness Coping with Stress Debra A. Schuch, NCC, ATR Counselor/ Disabilities Coordinator Contact: 717-299-7408 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Weekdays


Used Clothing Store Need dress attire for job interviews, special campus events, etc? Thaddeus Stevens College is pleased to offer like-new, ready-to-wear condition, business dress apparel and accessories in sizes ranging from petite to plus—coats, jackets, suits, dresses, skirts, slacks, sweaters, blouses, tops, scarves, gloves, belts, and shoes.

Hours

Where: Mellor BuildingLower Level

Monday Noon to 1:00 PM Tuesday Noon to 1:00 PM Wednesday Noon to 1:00 PM Thursday Noon to 1:00 PM all other times go to Student Services Office for assistance


Community Service A friendly reminder to all grant students, 10 hours of community service must be completed by May 9th. See the Multicultural Affairs office for further questions.

Thaddeus Stevens Essay Contest What: Write a short essay on Thaddeus Stevens the man and his impact on society and win up to $750 When: All entries must be submitted by 4:00pm March 25th Where: Pick up instructions at the Multicultural Center RM 104 Hartzel


Students Only! Be the first student to tell me IN PERSON, what exactly the item is in this picture and where it is located on the Stevens Campus, and you win a very cool prize! -Dr. Bob Cooper, Dir. of Residence Life-


Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar! LGH Blood Drive

March 12th & 13th 8am – 3pm Jones Conference Room Earn 5 hours of community service by donating blood

Emeritus Reception Wednesday, March 20th

Spring Open House at Stevens Saturday, March 23rd MAC Building

Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30th This event will be held rain or shine Want information, activities, meeting times etc. about your club? Feel free to email me at awcook@stevenscollege.edu


Dates To Remember

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CALENDAR! March 4th- 8th: Spring Break - No Classes Sunday, March 10th: Daylights Saving Time Sunday, March 17th: Saint Patrick’s Day Sunday, March 31st: Easter Monday, April 1st: No Classes


Announcements

Healthy Relationships Support Groups

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Wednesday, March 13 5:30pm – 7:00pm Women’s Center


March Women’s Center Weekly Groups/ Events Mondays: Healthy Relationships Student Group-open to all students 12-1pm (Center open 12-4pm) Tuesdays: Violence Intervention and Prevention Mentor Meetings 12-1pm (VIP) at Center (Center open 12-4pm) Wednesdays: Student Informational Tables in Dining Halls-hosted by VIP WITT Game Nite- open to all students 5:30pm at Center (Center open 12-4pm) Thursdays: Healthy Relationships Student Group –open to all students 10-11am at Center(Center open 8am-12 noon) Saturday March 30th- 11am- Community Easter Egg Hunt-stop by the Women’s Center if you’d like to volunteer for this fun event!


Important Names & Numbers

Campus Security 717-396-7165

Dr. Bob Cooper Director of Residence Life 717-299-7564 Office of Student Services 717-299-7752

Debra Schuch Disabilities Services Coordinator/Counselor 717-299-7408


Director’s Corner

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r. Bob Cooper oversees the entire Residence Life Department and has been the Director of Residence Life here at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology for close to 20 years. He continues to teach students in Leadership Principles and has received the Student Congress Executive Officer’s Award for his contribution and commitment to improving the lives of students. Dr. Cooper is also a veteran of the Vietnam Era, and has traveled to over 42 countries and 21 islands. As the Director of Residence Life, he strongly believes that a positive residence life experience is advantageous to the total educational experience. Irish Saying: “Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press you luck” “Indoors or not, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year.” ~ Ogden Nash ~

Care To Share Comments/Ideas? Feel Free To Email Me at: awcook@stevenscollege.edu

Abigail Cook - Student Intern Sophomore Studying Graphic Communications & Printing Technology


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