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TO THROW PAINT ALL OVER YOURSELF AND OTHERS? O KAY! RHA PRESENTS S PLATTERBEAT! ... 2

 SGA, UPC, SLC, AND RHA BRING YOU THE L IBRARY F LASH R AVE ....... 3

Cajun Campus

THE RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION IS COMMITTED TO CONNECTING ON-

CAMPUS RESIDENTS AT UL THROUGH GOOD TIMES...

This fall semester RHA has done a lot to improve on-campus living. Take advantage of one of the best resources that you have available to you and get involved with RHA.

RHA Brings Student Tailgating Up a Notch!

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his semester RHA has teamed up with the University Program Council (UPC) to bring you the ultimate student tailgating experience. As always UPC still offers free food and drinks to UL students with a valid student ID. However, for the first time, the Residence Hall Association is providing you with entertainment at Cajun Field before or after you fill your belly with UPC. Every home football game, RHA has hosted washer toss, bag toss, and horseshoe games available for any student to come up and begin a competition with another student. “Plinko,” the game popularized by the famous game show The Price Is Right, is also available for students to play, giving players the opportunity to win prizes with each try. The homecoming theme was “Have No Fear, the Cajuns are Here!” Well, RHA did it up in superhero fashion at the tailgating spot with bull-riding for all students and peppers to partake in. Any student riding for longer than 15 seconds

was rewarded with a UL foam-finger, and the person who rode the longest was awarded with a UL duffel bag full of Ragin’ Cajun memorabilia. Come out for the final tailgating because we are planning on going out in style as the Cajuns take on conference rival UL Monroe.

Geaux Cajuns!

LAST RHA & UPC TAILGATING Saturday, NOVEMBER 5th CAJUN FIELD KICKOFF: 2:30 PM VS. THAT OTHER UL SCHOOL FROM UP NORTH


Want to throw paint all over yourself and others ? OK! RHA is hosting a techno rave party with paint! Come with a white shirt and stain it with an explosion of colors! During this past spring semester RHA President Justin Benoit was researching fun and unique ideas for events and activities that RHA could host for students. Lost in the randomness of YouTube, Justin stumbled upon a video of an event that LSU’s RHA had hosted in November of 2010. The video began by showing a long line of excited students in white t-shirts. Then those students entered a sectioned off area where they proceeded to drum the tops of garbage cans full of paint with sponge-tipped drumsticks, splattering themselves and their fellow students with an array of orange, green, purple, blue, yellow, and other colors, all while dancing and jumping to the sound of the music. Justin contacted the RHA advisor at LSU, Nik Clegorne, and asked him what some of the successes and problems were with the program. Nik responded, “The biggest problem is its pop-

ularity. By that I mean that we had a line that stretched almost a quarter mile last year. We had just over 2,000 in attendance.” Hearing this, RHA was even more motivated to put this event on for the students here at UL Lafayette.

A FEW RULES!

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ω On Wednesday, November 16, come out to McNaspy Field (near Oliver Hall, between E.K. Long Gym and Fletcher Hall) at 10:00 P.M. to witness the first of what could lead to many Splatterbeats! White t-shirts will be provided in a limited supply to students who need one, but wear your own white t-shirt just in case you are not early enough to get one. See you at McNaspy! Check out LSU’s video of last year’s Splatterbeat on YouTube by searching “Splatterbeat.”

Bourgeois Hall is New and Improved! With the summer heat coming to an end, it is much easier to stay cuddled up in bed rather than getting out and have some fun. But why stay in bed when you could be using the wonderful services of Bourgeois Hall? There are many classes and activities to in which you can partake. If you like to shake it to the latest pop music, you may be interested in Zumba classes offered throughout the week, along with similar classes like “Guts & Butts,” kickboxing, and yoga. But the fun doesn’t stop there! There is a newly remodeled weight room with state of the art equipment packed into two floors. In the

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Paint is washable but can stain clothing. Do not wear anything that you wouldn’t want to get paint on. If you get paint on something and do not want it to stain, wash in cold water as soon as possible. You have to take your shoes off before you enter, so try to wear flip flops as opposed to shoes. No excessive paint usage (i.e. anyone dumping a whole can of paint) There is the possibility that paint will get in your eyes. Students are responsible for providing their own goggles

weight room, a rock wall awaits all those courageous enough to try it out. New, state-of-the-art treadmills, elliptical machines, and more are available on the second floor, overlooking the weight room and the pool. In addition, there are basketball courts, an indoor track, racquetball courts, and golf and archery areas. Outdoors, there is a 6 lane, 25-yard lap pool, a “lazy river”, an in-pool volleyball net, sand volleyball nets, a hot tub, and plenty of room to lay out and relax. But the best part about Bourgeois Hall is that everything, that’s right, everything is completely free! All you need is your current UL ID and you have access to everything. So, don’t waste time sleeping when you could be making a healthier lifestyle! - Alyssa Kanouse, RHA Randolph Hall Representative


Rave in the Library during Finals Week? Why Not?! At 8:37 PM on the Monday of Finals Week, UL students will start a flash rave in the first floor hallway of the Edith Garland Dupré Library. Glowsticks will be handed out to residents who enter. A couple of do’s and don’ts to remember... ω ω

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No one enters the rave area before the event The event is limited to 10 minutes—we will end with the fight song, then walk orderly out of the library No climbing on furniture, tables, etc. Please leave your friends Jack, Jim, José, & Captain at home—No alcohol Follow the instructions of the volunteer rave workers and University Police Dance it up!

C AMPUS P HONE I NFORMATION To Place Local Calls * On campus - dial the 5 digit number * Off campus - dial 9, then 7 digits * Long distance - Dial the 800 number on your calling card (9-800xxx-xxxx), use as normal

Set Up Voice Message * Dial VM# (that’s 86#) Dial your 5 digit extension, then # * Enter 4 digit password (from Hall Director), then # * Follow instructions to record your name and set a personal password

To Retrieve Messages * Dial VM# (that’s 86#) * Dial your 5 digit extension, then # then dial your password, then # * Follow the instructions; use *H for help

Silence the Phone * Lift handset, dial *N (*6) for no calls * Lift handset, dial *N (#6) for calls to ring

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Special Notes * When dialing, end with a #; it saves up to 10 seconds * When on-campus, 2XXXX is 337-482-XXXX * When off-campus, 1YYYY is 337-851-YYYY

Troubleshooting * Bad phone? Try plugging in another phone * No ring? Try #N (see above) * All campus numbers are 5 digits; dial all five

Make a 3-Way Call * Lift handset, dial *N (*6) for no calls * Lift handset, dial *N (#6) for calls to ring * During a conversation, FLASH phone * Dial the 3rd telephone number FLASH phone

Wake Up Call * Dial 0198# - follow instructions, one per room * When dialing, end with a #; it saves up to 10 seconds * When on-campus, 2XXXX is 337-482-XXXX * When off-campus, 1YYYY is 337-851-YYYY Complete telephone information can be found at:

http://info.louisiana.edu/dept/IN3.html


Service Animals On Campus What you need to know! What is a service animal?

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A service animal is not a pet under federal law. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), a service animal is any animal that has been individually trained to provide assistance or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a physical or mental disability which substantially limits one or more major life functions. Some states have legislation that further defines a service animal.

Do not touch the Service Animal, or the person it assists.

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Do not make noises at the Service Animal; it may distract the animal from doing its job. Do not feed the Service Animal; it may disrupt his/her schedule. Do not be offended if the person does not feel like discussing his/her disability or the assistance the Service Animal provides. Not everyone wants to be a walking-talking “show and tell” exhibit.

Please yield to the student and animal when they are attempting to board the elevator. Many times, the student is trying to escort his or Guide Dog or Dog Guide – Assist people her dog to the bathroom (and time is of the eswith vision loss. sence). It also takes longer for the student and Mobility Dog – Retrieve items, open doors, animal to navigate the campus. push buttons, also assisting people with disabilities with walking, balance and transferring from place to place. Hearing Alert – Assist people with a hearing loss to sounds. Seizure Alert/Seizure Response – Also known as Medical Alert-alerts to oncoming seizures and is trained to respond to seizures such as “Get Help” or stay with the person. Medical Alert/Medical Response – Alerts to oncoming medical conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, epilepsy, panic attack, anxiety attack, post traumatic stress disorder.

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W RONG WITH Y OUR R ESIDENCE H ALL ? Ways you can tell us: ♦

Come to an RHA meeting and tell us yourself in person. We WILL listen!

Go online to www.louisiana.edu/ RHA, then click “Make Your Voice Heard” and fill out the online form

Email the RHA President at rha@louisiana.edu

Do not sit there and complain about what is wrong with your room or your building when there are things that you can be doing about it.

RHA

Huger Hall to Open Spring 2011 This Spring semester the university will open the doors to Huger Hall, a suite-style residence hall almost identical to Baker Hall, which opened this Fall semester. A few new campus residents will move into Huger, but mostly Huger will house the students who have been living at the Housing Annex this Fall semester. This four-floor, 464-bed facility is the second building of four total to be constructed to fulfill President Savoie’s master plan and strategic initiative to bring 5,000 beds to campus. The last two buildings will open for the Fall 2012 semester and the Housing project will finally be complete.

RHA P.O. Box 40133 Lafayette, LA 70504 Email: rha@louisiana.edu www.louisiana.edu/rha

P.O. Box 42690 Lafayette, LA 70504 Email: housing@louisiana.edu housing.louisiana.edu/


Cajun Campus - Fall 2011 RHA Newsletter