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The Village Crier Newsletter of East Campus Village EAST CAMPUS VILLAGE, YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

Volume 6, Issue 16 August 2011 Inside This Issue ECV, Home Away From Home

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August Village Crier Trivia

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Letter from AC /

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Meet RHDs Meet Your RAs

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ECV DAs & OAs /

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Custodial Staff News & Notes

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Takes at Tate

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ECV Community Board / Programs

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Auxiliaries / P.A.W Week

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Chik-fil A Bowl / Birthday Shoutout

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Microwave Magic

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AUGUST VILLAGE CRIER TRIVIA *When (year) was the last time UGA played in Chick-fil-A Bowl? What team did they play and what was the end result (including score)? Answers can be emailed to dmerritt@uga.edu

Important Numbers 24-hour ECV Community Desk: 706-542-1780 ECV Community Office: 706-542-2041

***Special Note*** UGA Fans, visit website below to show your spirit and win!

Weekdays 8am - 5pm Work Order Office: www.uga.edu/housing/ workorder

http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/082911abf.html

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WELCOME LETTER FROM THE AREA COORDINATOR (AC) Welcome to East Campus Village! We are excited that you have chosen to make ECV your home this year. ECV is a GREAT place to live! Our staff have worked hard to prepare residential environment where each of you can feel comfortable living, studying, and socializing. The Village Crier is ECV’s monthly publication designed to provide you with important information about living in East Campus Village and on campus at the University of Georgia. For your safety and convenience, our Community Desk, located in Rooker Hall, is staffed 24 hours a day. Here you can pick up your mail, check out DVDs from our video vault, check out a spare key if you are locked out of your apartment, or even pick up a daily newspaper in the Rooker foyer. If you need a staff member's assistance anytime day or night, please call the desk at 706-542-1780 or 706-542-2041. The ECV staff is dedicated to assisting our residents with having a successful and enjoyable experience while at UGA and in University Housing. Please allow us to assist you by contacting us when you have concerns. Again, welcome to East Campus Village and good luck in the coming year!!! Kathryn C. Hall / Area Coordinator

MEET THE RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTORS A professional staff of creative and dedicated individuals works hard behind the scenes at ECV every day! In addition to the Area Coordinator, we have two Residence Hall Directors to assist in the management of ECV operations. Ricky Boggs hails from West Virginia and is in his third year of service with the UGA Department of University Housing. Before arriving to ECV, he worked in Myers Community. He reside in Boggs Hall with his wife Kristen, one year old daughter Bailey, and Rocky, the family dog. In addition to his management of 12 Resident Assistants (Rooker Hall & Building 1512), he oversees 20 Desk Assistants. Ricky graduated from Marshal University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice & a M.S. in Counseling. One interesting fact is that his favorite cartoon is He-man / Thundercats. Demarcus Merritt is approaching a year of service with the ECV Community. He came aboard September 2010 from Richmond, Virginia. In addition to his management of 12 Resident Assistants (Vandiver Hall & McWhorter Hall), he serves as advisor to your ECV Community Board. Demarcus graduated from Virginia State University with a B.S. in Health, Physical Education & Recreation & a M.S. in Sport Management. One interesting fact that is he enjoys writing in his leisure and plans to author as well as publish a book in the future. Keep an eye out for events, workshops, and community service opportunities throughout the year. The programming staff works hard to provide social, cultural, and educational outlets for the residents.

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MEET YOUR RESIDENT ASSISTANTS For those of you that may be returning to ECV, you may have noticed our staffing structure adjustment. We now look to service you with the help of 24 Resident Assistants! Even if they are not specifically your assigned RA, any of these qualified individuals can assist as needed. Korry Tauber & Gregory Myrthil

Sydnee Bush & Kristie Vo

Andrew Caudill & Darrell Morris

Building 1512

Building 1512

Building 1512

Kristen Hassey & DeeDee Blisset

Jenna Chancey & Athena Chea

Austin Igein & Jeffrey Anderson

Building 1512

Rooker Hall

Rooker Hall

TJ Williams & Phillip Mcintyre

Lindsey Boyle & Elizabeth Evinger

Paul Adeyemi & Giles Lemmens

Vandiver Hall

Vandiver Hall

Vandiver Hall

Michelle Uzor & Rischa Releford

Brad David & Ugo Okeke

Kathryn Woods & Prachi Vora

McWhorter Hall

McWhorter Hall

McWhorter Hall

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MORE STAFF AT YOUR SERVICE! The most visible staff members at ECV are at the Community desk . These are our Office Assistants (OAs) and desk assistants (DAs). They address many more tasks than just sorting mail and delivering packages. Stop by and ask any questions you may have about living in, working, and loving ECV and even UGA. OAs include Dana Sawtell, Quintay Young, Austin Ramsey, Janae Ishmael, Ashley Vann, Bethany Maddox, Ebony Townsend, & Haley Carringer. DAs include Kyle Mackey, Holly Herrin, Amber Harper , Otis Hogan, McKenzie Barr, Tristian McCoy, Kamran Mohammed, Chiquella Taylor, Lili Snow, RC Goslee, Michelle Clum, Elisa Ivory-Harrell, Tolu Teniola, Yasmeen Freightman, Christopher Lambert, & Sara Hubbert. The custodial staff (pictured right) are responsible for completion of some of the most important work for residents of ECV. Say hello to these essential and wonderful people of the ECV community next time you see them working in the halls. The custodial staff ensure every nook and cranny of ECV run smoothly and safely.

NEWS & NOTES For safety reasons, we do not permit bed risers in ECV.

REMEMBER OUR CLEANING SERVICE

Please Visit the Rooker Hall Community Desk for your BLUE, building-specific sticker to identify your residence hall.

As you are moving into your new home and discussing roommate agreements with your suitemates, remember that ECV offers a cleaning service! For as little as $4.50/week, our custodial staff will clean your bathroom, making your housekeeping duties much lighter and less yucky! As another added perk, if you choose to sign-up for these services, you will automatically pass the bath section of the ECV health & safety checks, which are conducted once per semester. Sign up today at the ECV community office!

Please be courteous and remember to show our staff your ID upon entering into one of our residence halls. This is to ensure only residents’ and their guests are in the buildings.

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TAKES AT TATE! Whether you are in need of a break or just looking for something to do, there is nothing like seeing a good movie. The Tate Theater is showcasing some “must-see” movies this semester. Best of all, it’s $1.00 for UGA students; and just two bucks for non-students. Check out the September movie schedule below. See you there!

Johnny Tsunami Sept. 9th at 8 pm

Tangled Sept. 2nd - 4th at 3 pm, 6 pm, & 9 pm

Other showings include: Casablanca (Sept. 8th at 8 pm), X-Men: 1st Class (Sept. 9th & Sept. 11th at 3 pm, 6 pm, & 9 pm), Hoop Dreams (Sept. 15th at 8 pm), Super 8 (Sept. 16th & Sept. 18th at 3 pm, 6 pm, & 9 pm), Airplane (Sept. 22nd at 8 pm), Kung Fu Panda 2 (Sept 23rd 25th at 3 pm, 6 pm, & 9 pm), Amelie (Sept. 29th @ 8 pm), and Bad Teacher (Sept. 30th & Oct. 2nd at 3 pm, 6 pm, & 9 pm)

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PROGRAMMING IN PROGRESS!

While you enjoyed those juicy hamburgers and barbeque-sauced ribs at the ECV Community Cookout, did you ever wonder who was responsible for such an awesome event? Well meet the people “behind the scenes.” They were the smiling faces greeting and serving you. Please join me in extending congratulations to your Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 ECV Community Board Members: Chiquella Taylor - Board Chair / Career Technical Education / Junior Shariah McKenzie - Secretary / Psychology / Senior Hillary Thornton - Treasurer / Avian Biology / Junior Kelsi A. Eccles - Public Relations Chair / Pre-Journalism / Sophomore Dasjah Bledsoe - Public Relations Chair / Mass Media Arts / Sophomore Breanna Price - Programming Chair / Advertising / Junior Kengelle Chuckwurah- Programming Chair / Biological Engineering / Junior Brianna Glover - Residence Hall Association Rep / Biology & Psychology / Junior Shelbie Foster - Residence Hall Association Rep / Biological Sciences / Sophomore Camaron Mangham - Residence Hall Association Rep / Psychology & Biology / Junior George Kuei - Residence Hall Association Rep / Psychology & Biology / Sophomore Stacy Thompson - Member At Large / Biology / Freshman Patrick Brown - Member At Large / Pre-Business Marketing / Freshman Arylle Young - RHA Community Council Buddy

BE SURE TO LOOK OUT FOR EVENTS PLANNED BY YOUR ECVCB THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER! East Campus Village 24-hour Community Desk

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PROGRAMS PREVIEW In addition to programs hosted by your Resident Assistants, the ECV Community Board represent you and serve as ambassadors for the Department of Housing and University of Georgia. Each member is held accountable to promote security within the community, help residents feel comfortable, encourage personal growth, embrace diversity and human awareness issues, and provide programs and activities with the community that stimulate social networking, promote academic success and personal growth. YOUR ECV Community Board will sponsor a number of events throughout the semester. We invite the community to our board meetings as a general body member. Our meetings are held each Thursday at 5:00 pm in the ECV Conference Center (unless otherwise noted). Here are a few of our programs planned for the month of September: Friday, September 9 / “Screen on the Green” / Ramsey Front Lawn / 7:00 pm Come out and enjoy FREE popcorn, candy, and other sweet treats while our partners, the Department of Recreation Sports, feature a movie. It is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Saturday, September 11 / “Meal of Remembrance” / Fireside Lounge / 5:00 pm Join us as we honor and pay tribute to the 10th anniversary of the events associated with the twin towers in New York City. We will have dinner and allow attendees to share in reflection. Sunday, September 17 / “Game Day Tailgate” / Building 1516 Multi-purpose Room / 11:00 am Round two of our signature series of “Good Neighbor Programming” with Building 1516 where we relax while watching the game on the big screen, eating, and meeting new friends. Residence Hall Association (RHA): Wednesday, September 28 / Cosmic Bowling / Showtime Bowling Alley / 10:00 pm - 12:00 am Come out to enjoy the “mother” of all Community Board’s and Community Councils, as RHA hosts its annual highly anticipated cosmic bowling. The night is stocked with free prizes, food, and of course a memorable night of fun! Be sure to get there early!

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ECV AUXILIARIES Each newsletter, you will receive a special word from each of our six auxiliaries. The auxiliaries are a team of Resident Assistants. Each auxiliary is charged with the responsibility to enhance and assist with the development of your living & learning experience in ECV! They are as followed:

PAUSE FOR THE P.A.W. You may have seen flyers with information regarding P.A.W Week here at UGA. “People Are Watching” Week is campus-wide from Saturday, September 4th - Saturday, September 10th. It encourages awareness and education on topics such as “Protecting your Facebook & Tweets (Twitter), Claim Responsibility & Being Aware of Surroundings, and the Importance of Locking Doors (Room & Car). Be sure to keep a lookout for posted flyers and specific event dates. This information is not “top secret” so feel free to bring a friend. Again remember to LOCK YOUR DOORS!

We can all do our part...uChoose, iChoose! East Campus Village 24-hour Community Desk

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WHERE WILL YOU BE FOR “OPERATION BEAT BOISE?”

South West Chicken Casserole Ingredients

Are you a ticketless tailgater? If you can’t SPREAD THE RED, don’t fret the game will be nationally televised on ESPN or ABC. The game has a scheduled kickoff set for 8:00 pm ET Stay up to date with scores and highlights of all UGA sports at http://www.georgiadogs.com/

HAVE A FRIEND WITH A BIRTHDAY IN SEPTEMBER? GIVE THEM A SHOUT-OUT IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE VILLAGE CRIER NEWSLETTER! SEND INFORMATION TO dmerritt@uga.edu East Campus Village 24-hour Community Desk

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1 (5 ounce) can chicken chunks, drained 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons dried minced onion salt and pepper to taste 1 1/4 cups water 2 cups instant rice Directions In a large bowl, combine chicken, chiles, soup, cheese, onions, salt, pepper, and water. Pour the mixture into a microwave safe 9x13 inch casserole dish. Add the rice. The mixture should be the consistency of soupy pancake batter. Cover the dish with a lid or plastic wrap and microwave for about 15 minutes (depending on the microwave). Serve with mexicorn and green salad; if desired.

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