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Have You Herd...… November 2010

Twin Towers East Fall 2010 MUDD Cup Champions!!

Congratulations TTE! Thank you to all those who participated in the Fall 2010 MUDD Cup and we look forward to seeing you again next fall for the 2011 MUDD Cup.

Free Night at the Cinema Free Night at the Cinema for November went very well and we hope you enjoyed the free movies. We had over 150 people in attendance! The Signature Events Committee and Department of Housing and Residence Life will be conducting this event again December 4th. Mark your calendar and be ready for a fun evening!

Important Upcoming Events Date Sunday, Nov. 14th Monday, Nov. 15th Saturday, Nov. 20th Saturday, Nov. 27th Saturday, Dec. 4th Check out pictures from MUDD Cup and many other Signature Events and Department functions on our Facebook page. Even better LIKE us and stay up to date on all events going.

Department of Housing and Residence Life

Tuesday, Dec. 7th Dec. 8th – 14th Friday, Dec. 10th Wednesday, Dec. 15th

Event Mandatory Floor meeting on Closing Procedures Break Housing Applications Due for Fall Break Halls close at noon Halls reopen at 9:00am FREE Movie Night at the Cinema Late Night Pancake – Residence Life staff at your service Study Breakers in the halls Break Housing Applications Due for Winter Break Halls close @ noon

Department of Housing and Residence Life One John Marshall Drive Huntington, WV 25755

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Do you have a place to go for Fall or Winter break? If not, Marshall University provides break housing for any student who currently lives in the Residence Halls. What to do if you need to stay on campus during Fall break? Complete a Break Housing application.  These forms are available at the front desk of your residence halls, online, and at the Department of Housing and Residence Life.  There is no charge to stay during Fall Break.  Applications are due to Housing and Residence Life by Monday, November 15th at 5:00 pm.

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The Twin Towers will stay open to accommodate those who need housing. If you currently live in one of the Towers, then you may request to stay in your permanent assignment. If you have a room that you would like to stay in, please indicate that on the form. Otherwise, a room will be assigned to you. We also offer break housing during the Winter Holiday.    

There is a $20.45 per day charge for a double room during the Winter Break. Applications for Winter break are due to Housing and Residence Life by Friday December 10th at 5:00 pm. The residence halls close Wednesday, December 15th at noon They will reopen on Sunday, January 9th at 9:00 a.m.

If you have questions regarding break housing, please contact Tracey Eggleston or Sybil Lockard at 696-6765.

Gillis Homecoming Decorations (Below)

Holderby Homecoming Decorations (Below)

Housing & Residence Life

The Buskirk Buzz

Volume 1, Issue 3 November & December

RESIDENT’S OF THE MONTH Katie Markel & Tiffany Brewster

1st Floor

Shonette Coiner & Rosemary King

2nd Floor

Olivia Hughs & Shelby Penn

3rd Floor

Kyle Pugh & Tayler Mitchell

4th Floor

Katherine Abbott & Rebecca Holliday

5th Floor

Kelli Bruno & Michelle McDonald

6th Floor

What’s New with RHA Buskirk’s RHA will be participating in Operation Christmas Child. Each floor as been assigned a specific age and gender. Flyers have been posted on each floor. The 1st floor will be buying a gift for a a boy ages 2-4, while the 2nd floor will be purchasing a gift for a girl ages 2-4. The 3rd floor is responsible for filling a box for a boy ages 5-9. while the 4th floor will be filling a box

for a girl ages 5-9. The 5th floor will be buying for a boy ages 10-14, while the 6th floor will be filling a box for a girl ages 10-14. Items are due on November 12th. Boxes have been placed in the lobby by the front desk. RHA will be packing the shoe boxes on November RHA Making signs for MUDD CUP

Programs Going On In Buskirk


Important Dates  Nov. 14th @ 9:15 Mandatory Floor Meeting  Nov. 20th Halls Close at Noon for Fall Break  Saturday, Nov. 27th Halls Open at 9 AM  Dec 9th—14th Fall Exams  Dec 15th Halls Close at Noon for Winter Break  Jan. 9th Halls Open

Java Jam Buskirk’s Resident Advisors, along with our Faculty in Residences, Mike Householder, will be hosting “Java Jam” in the lobby of Buskirk on November 9th from 8pm—10 pm. Residents will be able to take a break from school work and enjoy performances put on by other residents and RA’s. Residents will be able to enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate. Prizes will be given away throughout the evening as well, so please join us on November 9th! November & December Floor Programs The 1st floor will be hosting “Packin’ it up” night, where they will discuss closing procedures for break. All floors will be hosting their own meeting on November 14th, so be looking for flyers! The 2nd floor will be hosting a study session called, “Study with

your Buddies” on December 6th at 9:00 pm The 3rd floor will be enjoying a spaghetti dinner on December 7th, at 7:30 pm as they prepare for finals week. The 5th floor will be hosting “The Final Countdown” on December 7th at 9:15 pm. The 6th floor will be having a study session on December 1st and will be having Chinese food for dinner.

October Programs Floors three, four and five all enjoyed playing “Just Dance” for Wii. Residents enjoyed spending time together and working out with the Wii. Pictured below are 4th floor, Jessica Baker’s residents enjoying pizza while playing Wii.

The Stall Street Journal November 2010 Issue

Mandatory Floor Meeting! On 11/14 at 9:15PM, there will be a mandatory floor meeting which will cover what you must do before you go on your Thanksgiving and Christmas Break. You must be present on the social lounge of your floor.

Gillis: gill-iss --noun A residence hall that is compiled of two separate buildings but one staff. It is the merging of Gibson Hall and Willis Hall that come together to make one mutual home!

Take a break, relieve stress! It’s finally or already November for us. As we wind down the semester, there will be several events hosted to relieve your stress and just have some fun. Yosuke “Yo” Hioki will be having, “Chill Out” on 11/4 at 8PM in the 1st floor lounge of Gibson Hall. Leah Treadaway will be hosting “S’mores and more” on 11/8 at

8:3PM on the 3rd floor of Willis Hall. Kacie Sutton will be having “Relax and Let Your Worries Drift away…” on 11/11at 8:30PM on the 4th floor of Gibson Hall.

for….Thanksgiving Break! It will be from 11/20 until 11/27. Hall close at noon on the 20th and reopen at 9AM on the 27th.

On 11/14, there will be a free movie shown at the cinema (Carousel). Finally, what we’ve all been waiting

Wacky Holidays in November! • 11/3 – Sandwich day • 11/11 – Veteran’s day • 11/15 – Clean your Refrigerator day • 11/17 - Take a Hike day • 11/20 - Beautiful day • 11/26 - Black Friday

Ways to get involved in your “home away from home” If you live in Gibson or Willis Halls, you’ll notice that we do not have the most up-to-date technology in our lobbies and social lounges, but if you are interested in contributing and making a difference, listen up! RHA is the residence hall association and they meet every two weeks in Willis’ st 1 floor lounge to discuss what kinds of changes we can make to campus, the dining halls, and even our residence halls! Right now they are going to be selling Marshall T-shirts to

raise money for residence halls socials and to buy nicer televisions or whatever they can think of to improve the place we live! The meetings are open to all residents of “Gillis” and is not a time commitment for those who are simply sitting in to suggest ideas! All you have to do is attend one meeting to get your creative juices flowing! The meetings are typically every other Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. so if you don’t have any homework and want to get

out of that room of yours, come and join us! It’s a great way to meet people as well as get new T.V.s in the lounges or new pool/ping pong equipment! If you have any questions or want to find out more information about RHA and what you can do, email the Resident Director, Dave Haas, and he can get you connected with the president or vice presidents of the RHA offices! <>

November 2010

The Stall Street Journal


T-shirt Sale! The Gillis RHA is currently selling t-shirts as a fundraising program, which can be ordered from the front desks of either Willis Hall. The orders will be taken from now until Thanksgiving for $10 each. We encourage you to buy these cool shirts and support your residence halls! The ordered shirts should arrive the week you return from Thanksgiving break.

Some Cool Thanksgiving Facts: 

Americans feast on 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.

According the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 45 million turkeys are cooked and eaten in the United States at Thanksgiving. That number represents one sixth of all the turkeys sold in the U.S. each year!

Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird.

Domesticated turkeys cannot fly, however wild turkeys can fly up to 55 miles per hour over short distances.

Only male (tom) turkeys gobble. Females make a clicking noise. The famous gobble is actually a seasonal mating call.

The heaviest turkey ever raised weighed in at 86 pounds – about the size of a German Shepherd!

A turkey under 16 weeks of age is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a roaster.

The Turkey Trot, a ballroom dance in the 1900s, was named for the short, jerky steps of the turkey. It became popular mainly because it was denounced by the Vatican as "suggestive."

Turkeys are known to spend the night in trees! (Maybe to escape the Thanksgiving table?)

Turkeys can drown if they look up when it's raining!

Fall into the Fall Season Fall is here! For some, that means that the leaves are falling and there’s a definite chill in the air. For others, it’s a time for midterms and then finally preparing for final exams in December. Making sure to be prepared for exams is essential, consider taking a break as well in order to stay healthy and de-stress. The Haymaker and Wellman staff has several events going on this month.  The highlight of November will be a homemade Thanksgiving dinner made by the staff of Haymaker and Wellman. Wellman’s Thanksgiving will be on November 18th and Haymaker’s will be on November 19th. The exact time is TBD, so keep an eye out for fliers or ask your RA.  All residents are required to attend the closing floor meetings on their floors on November 14th at 9:15pm. There their RA will go over the proper procedures necessary on your part to close the building down for the fall and winter breaks.  Kayla will have her “Don’t Freak” program on November 1st.  Marissas DeMaria and Kayla May are holding a stress relief program on Novmber 8th.  Marissa Nelson will be having a Yoga and Tai Chi instructor come and lead a session on November 9th. The Haymaker and Wellman RHAs have combined forces and pooled their resources to form one larger organization. If you haven’t already, stop by the first floor lounge every second Sunday at 9:00pm. Meetings rotate between the buildings but all residents are welcome regardless of which building they live in. If you cannot make the meetings, get in touch with an RHA member to relay your idea to the group. Your voice is important! For more information about how to get involved, ask any RHA officer or your RA.

Jasia Richardson and Shalea Ellis participating in the body image program in Haymaker Hall.

The Holderby Observer what’s going on where YOU live? ISSUE Three – November – Twenty Ten

The costumes were rockin’ at the Costume Party/ Murder Mystery! Thanks to the RA staff for an awesome time, and thanks to all who attended! :)


- Just Keep Swimming – Just Keep Swimming Is October really over? Wow! Holderby really had a great month from the RHA Social to the Costume Party to “A Baker’s Dozen” to Homecoming/Parents’ Weekend. Thank you to everyone who participated in some way, shape or form. We could not have been successful without you! :)

you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here… Make sure to attend your closing floor meeting on NOVEMBER 14 at 9:15pm. Attendance is mandatory.

I am extremely excited for November; if you thought October was fun, you have no idea! A lot of people have put a lot of time into planning some really neat events for you. Make sure to take advantage of them!

Your RA will inform you of the policies and procedures for leaving for Fall and Winter Breaks.

Also, on an academic note, don’t forget to schedule a meeting with your advisor before Spring scheduling starts. Advanced Registration begins on November 8, 2010.

The halls close on November 20 at noon and open on November 27 at noon.

As always, if you need anything, feel free to talk to your RA or to me. We are here for you! Thank you for helping to make this semester wonderful so far. Let’s keep it going! - Ginny

If you cannot attend your meeting, please inform your RA.

What’s Going On This Month on Campus? Decorate – Decorate - Decorate!

Izzy and Veronica help make the lobby look stunning before the RHA social!

Upcoming Events

November 10-13: Marshall’s Theater is putting on the production of “The Good Doctor” at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.

November 13: Marshall vs. Memphis

November 16: The Doobie Brothers are at the Keith Albee Theater.

November 27: Marshall vs. Tulane. Cheer on the HERD! It’s the last home game of the season.

Coffee House November 2 – 9pm Holderby is showing off their own “home-brewed” talent at the Coffee House night organized by RHA and Mike Householder (our FIR). Come down to the lobby after Glee to see STEAMY GUITAR LICKS, SWEET-N-LOW VOCALS, ROBUST ORIGINAL ART, and PIPING HOT POETRY! Plus baroque jazz, amazing feats of physical skill, free coffee, and GIRAFFES, GIRAFFES, GIRAFFES! It’s sure to be a fun time for all, guaranteed!

Don’t Be a Moose; Get a Masseuse November 9 – 9:15pm Dead Week, Papers and Finals- OH MY! As the end of the semester approaches, we all know what comes with it: Finals Week, certain to add stress to any college student’s life. Come down to the lobby to learn stress relieving techniques using massage therapy, plus much more so that you can avoid being tense and (as) stressed when the end of the semester arrives!

How many Holderby residents does it take to fix a bicycle? We don’t know yet :)

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ~Newt Gingrich

Freshman Networking Series Upcoming Event Nov. 17th @ 8:00p

November 2010

RHA Fundraiser: Get your Candy Grams! See your floor representative

or stop by the front desk to get your candy grams. The cost is only $1. We hope to purchase something new for our building with the money we raise! Help us out!

Twin Towers East Takes MUDD Cup! Congratulations to all who participated!

The Twin Towers East Times


FALL 2010

Volume 1, Issue 3

MUDD Cup was a HUGE success this year! Participants from the various residence halls competed vigorously during the five day struggle. The contest unexpectedly came down to a tie between Towers East and First Year North. After a week hiatus, the two buildings again met, this time in a final showdown to decide who would be this year’s champion. The two 10-person teams competed through five events. Though North took an early lead by winning the Tug-ofWar contest, East quickly rebounded by winning the extremely difficult lightning trivia. After that inspiring win, East never looked back. They won the Bucket Ball match, tied in the Apple Tower game, and then ran

away with wins in the Balloon Blow and Cup Stack. The 2010 MUDD Cup trophy now rests comfortably in its new home. Those who competed for East in the various events are proud of their teammates. Even many residents who did not compete came out to cheer on their friends and are proud of their accomplish-

ments. When asked about the convincing win, resident adviser Greg Parkins said, “What can I say? East is the Beast!” Having asserted itself, this “beast” is going to hibernate, waiting to win the trophy back next year. Pictured above are Mike Preston, 5th floor RA, and Chelsea Curry, resident of Towers East. Congrats!

Supplies for the Homeless purchased with donated pocket change from 10th floor The 10th floor of Twin Towers East held a program called "Help Others with the Power of Pocket Change" that focused on helping others who are less fortunate. The basis of the program was to encourage the floor to donate loose change or "pocket change" in a jar to purchase toiletry items

for the homeless. Not only the 10th floor contributed, but also residents of the 4th floor, guests, and a security guard. Nearly $60 was raised for the program. With this, 15 people will each have a bottle of shampoo, conditioner, tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush, and a bar of soap.

Pictured above: Rebecca and Cassondra donate their pocket change to support the cause.

RHA is Selling T-Shirts! The official 2010-2011 Twin Towers West T-Shirt is on sale now! At only $11 each, these shirts not only will look great & be an awesome way to represent TTW, but purchasing one will go a long way toward helping RHA make some of the improvements to the building that everyone’s been talking about. If you’re interested, stop by the front desk and check out the sample shirt! To order, see Taj or one of the RHA officer’s in the lobby area today!

Twin Towers Times —West Edition— November 2010

Welcome to Twin Towers West!! .November is

upon us and you know what that means, It’s almost time for Fall Break!

Here in West, we are getting ready by planning our last mandatory meeting of the semester. These meetings will take place on November 14th at 9:15pm on each floor. All of our outstanding staff members will discuss the important steps each resident needs to take before leaving for break to make sure the building stays safe and secure while we are gone. So you’re not going to want to miss it!


Residence Halls will CLOSE Saturday, November 20th at Noon Can’t go home for break? We have good news!

Break Housing IS still Available! Just stop by the front desk or see your RA to get more information!

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of Twin Towers West!

Things to Look Forward To...

Residence Halls will REOPEN Saturday, November 27th at 9:00am

There are a ton of exciting events happening in Twin Towers West during November! Between the RAs programs and Campus Events, you’d better make room on your calendar for things like FREE movies (courtesy of the HRL Signature Events committee), a Pottery Place Program on the 3rd Floor, several nights of Stress Relief with activities ranging from making stress balls to receiving advice and free samples from a local massage therapist, and the RAs will also be hosting several Study Sessions to help you gear up for finals!! Be sure to stop by and take advantage of these great activities!

Residents of TTW make eco--friendly Halloween Jack ‘o Lanterns


Date Event Sunday, Nov. 14 th Mandatory Floor meeting on Closing Procedures Monday, Nov. 15 th Break Housing Applications Due for Fall Break...