RJSC Newsletter

February 2014

Hello again!

Hey, RJSC! It's been a great month so far and we hope that you have been enjoying it. We've experienced quite a few room transfers recently and hope that our new residents feel welcome. We're approaching midterms now, and wish everyone luck on their upcoming exams, as well as wishing everyone a good time over spring break at the end of the month!

As always, if you are interested in submitting your own written or photographed piece to the newsletter, contact your RA for more information.


This month we've had quite a variety of events. There has been ice skating, video game tournaments, and several crafting programs. We've also had movie nights, a Super Bowl party, spontaneous pizza and cards when classes were canceled, and a variety of programs contributing to Be-YOU-tiful Week and Valentine's Day. There are more programs coming up for this month, so keep an eye out for anything that will interest you! Hope to see you there!

Keep in mind that individual floor section meetings regarding spring break information are coming up between the 17th and 21st. Posters and emails should go out to you so you know when you should attend. If you have any questions, contact your RA!

  • 2/17: Hall Council Meeting- 7:30pm Read Rec Room
  • 2/17: President's Day Movie- 8pm Johnson Lobby
  • 2/18: Red Cross Blood Drive- Read Rec Room
  • 2/19: Latexology Program- 7-8pm Read Rec Room
  • 2/20: Marti & Stewie Craft Night- 8-midnight Baker Center
  • 2/22: Good Works Walk- 8am
  • 2/22: Spring Dance Performance Program- 6:45pm Lincoln Lobby
  • 2/23: Rock Climbing- 2:30-3:30pm Ping Center
  • 2/23: Stitch and Bitch- 8pm Read Rec Room
  • 2/24: Hall Council Meeting- 8pm Read Rec Room
  • 2/24: Crafting with Katie and Cam- 9pm Read Rec Room

Spring Break Closing Information

Make sure you attend your floor meeting about spring break closing information! RJSC and other halls across campus will close at noon on Saturday, March 1. If you must stay past that time, you must get permission from the RC. Those who remain after 12pm will have to pay a $25 fine, and after 6pm the fine is $25 per hour. Closing checklists will be attached to the outside of your door; staff will be inspecting rooms to make sure the lists have been completed.

Applications for interim housing open on February 17th and can be found online.

Click Here to Apply for interim housing.

Resident Spotlight

Kevin Zhang

Major: Economics and Philosophy

Hometown: Wexford, PA
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
Cat or Dog: Dog
Random Fact: I was a Jr. National figure skater
Year in School: Sophomore
Personal Quote or Life Philosophy: “And whoever would be first among you must be slave to of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10: 44- 45

Favorite thing to do on campus? Going to 180
Place where you are most likely to be found? The Front Room
Hobby? Volleyball, Soccer, and Reading
Song that revs you up for the day? Anything Jukebox the Ghost
Person that you can't go one day without talking to? Brad Sprague
Website most visited on your computer? Youtube.com

Staff Spotlight

Morgan Kohls

Hey, I’m Morgan! I am an RA on the second floor of Johnson. My major is preprofessional Biological Sciences, and I am earning a certificate in Bioinformatics. I also work as an SI Leader for Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Bios 1300). I am currently the undergraduate representative for the OU chapter of the Benjamin Rush Institute, a national society of students and physicians with a conservative philosophy of medicine. Talk to me if interested in joining! J I love travelling, trying new foods, and playing guitar and piano. I am a huge thrill seeker, so scary movies, roller coasters, zip lining, rock climbing, and all other adventures are my favorite things in life. At the same time, I also appreciate quiet studying with hot chocolate, tea, oreos and milk, or really any kind of study snack.

Faculty in Residence Spotlight


How have your workouts been going?

I hope that a lot of you have been doing my workout and staying on track.
You should be proud of yourself for continuing your journey to better living and learning!

2nd Workout:
Repeat 1 to 3x a week
100 Crunches or Sit ups (I do these every day)
90 Jumping Jacks
80 Alternating Lunges (back /front with or without weight)
70 Squats (with or without weight)
60 Second Run in Place (or sprint on treadmill)
50 Second Plank
40 Jumping Jacks
30 Squats (with or without weight)
20 High Knees
10 Pushups
Make a plan! Schedule your weekly workouts in your calendar so that it
holds you accountable and sets you up for success.

If you know me, I am ALWAYS carrying around a water bottle and encouraging my
students to drink lots of water. It's one of the easiest ways to promote better health, and
keeps the energy in the brain active and fluid.

Try to add a few extra glasses today!

Top 10 Benefits of Drinking Water
1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
2. Increases attention and brain activity
3. Flushes Out Toxins
4. Improves Skin Complexion
5. Maintains Regularity
6. Boosts Immune System
7. Natural Headache Remedy
8. Prevents Cramps & Sprains
9. Puts You in a Good Mood
10. Great for your Muscles & Joints

Be moved...Feel.....Dance!

Come see the Ohio University Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater presents its annual Winter Dance Concert, Friday, February 21st, Saturday, February 22nd at 7:30p.m in the Templeton-Memorial Blackburn Auditorium. Tickets are free for OU students with a valid OU ID.

Meet with me, Dance Professor Nathan Andary before the Saturday evening show in Lincoln Hall's Lobby at 6:45p to discuss briefly the elements making up a dance. From there, we will walk to the show and have a lively discussion afterwards to a catered meal!

The performances are full of artistry, creative exploration, and movement making.

February Birthdays!

  • Nicole S.
  • Ryan M.
  • Andrew E.
  • Sean T.
  • Ethan M.
  • Kevin Z.
  • Sean R.
  • Eric K.
  • Stephanie T.
  • Jessany M.
  • Sasha E.
  • Corey H.
  • Camille J.
  • Asher P.
  • Harley H.
  • Jacob S.
  • Miranda M.

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