RJSC Newsletter

April 2014

Hello, RJSC!

This is the final newsletter for this academic year. There are a few upcoming programs left to attend, so don't forget to go and get your Pandabucks for the upcoming raffle. It's been a fantastic year, and we wish you luck on your upcoming finals as well as a wonderful summer break

Events

This month has been full of interesting events! From dessert dialogues to edible compost programs, the lit fest to self-defense programs, visiting the Islamic Center to clothing exchanges, this month has been a busy one. Keep attending the rest of the semester's events for a better chance to win in the final Pandabucks drawing.

  • 4/23: Yoga Program- Read Rec Room 6pm
  • 4/23: Game Night- Johnson Lobby 8:30-9:30
  • 4/24: UCM Supper- 4-6pm
  • 4/24: Finals Week Meditation with Nathan- Read Rec Room 7pm
  • 4/26: Dog Shelter Trip- 10am-12
  • 4/26: Hall Council Mess Fest- Johnson/Biddle Lawn 2-4:30pm
  • 4/27: Stitch N Bitch- Read Lobby 8pm
  • 4/27: Blayr's Floor Study Program- Johnson 3rd Floor Lounge 4-5pm
  • 4/28: Hall Council Meeting- Read Rec Room 7:30-8:30pm
  • 4/29: Patrick's Godzilla Movie Night- Johnson Lobby 6-8pm
  • 5/1: Movie Night- Read Rec Room 8-10

Resident Spotlight

Phillip Craigmile

Hey, my name is Phillip Craigmile, and I'm a sophomore from Westerville, Ohio. I'm a biological sciences, pre-medicine major with aspirations of becoming an oncologist. I'm also a member of Phi Delta Epsilon, a pre-med fraternity, and I play intramural soccer and flag football. Currently, I do cancer research at the Ridges, and over the summer I will be doing research in Essen, Germany. I am extremely excited to learn a new language and culture while doing research that I love! I'm excited to live off campus next year, but I loved my time in RJSC.

Senior RAs Spotlight

Mary Anthony

Hi, I'm Mary! I'm a human biology major graduating this summer. After OU I plan to to move to Spokane, Washington where I will attend Eastern Washington University in the fall and ultimately strive for a master's, or possibly doctorate, degree in Occupational therapy. Besides my life as a perpetual student some hobbies I have are reading, hiking, going out to eat and listening to David Bowie songs at odd hours of the night. I will miss OU but am excited for the future and can't wait for it to get started.

Patrick Grieve

Patrick Grieve is proud to have been an RA in Johnson Hall for three semesters, and he will miss his fellow RAs and the residents of RJSC when he finally has to say goodbye. Patrick is graduating with a degree in Creative Writing and a degree in Communication Studies, and if you know of any job openings, you should tell him about them.

Duy Phan

My name is Duy Phan originally from Vietnam. I am pursuing double majors in Finance and management. I also have a certificate in international business. my hobbies include listening to music, hanging out with friends. I will come back my country with some of students from OU to work on a project from the Global Leadership Center in OU. Then after that I will start my internship as a business consultant in Myanmar.

Blayr Richie

I am planning to take a year off before law school, after which I will be pursuing a career in the international arena. I look forward to spending the summer with my family before diving back in. I have enjoyed my time at OU and my time with residential housing.

Mess Fest!

Mess Fest will be 4/26 from 2-4:30pm. There will be food, tiedye, pie an RA, fingerprinting, water balloons and water guns and lots more fun things. Come unwind before finals!

Closing Information

Residential Housing Checkout Guide, Spring 2014

RESIDENCE HALL CLOSING

All Ohio University residence halls will officially close on Saturday, May 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. Students must vacate their residence hall within 24 hours of their last exam or by 6:00 p.m. Saturday, whichever comes first. All students must properly checkout through a Residential Housing staff member. Beginning Tuesday, April 29th through Friday, May 2nd, the hours of staff availability are 10:00AM - 10:00 PM and Saturday, May 3rd, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Fees: Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 3rd, a fee of $25 per hour and every hour after will be imposed to students who do not vacate the residence halls on time. A $25 minimal fee is charged to students who do not complete the checkout process properly.

Graduating at the 2:30 PM ceremony on Saturday? Contact your Residential Coordinator/Resident Director for further information.

Special Note: The West Green will be very congested with graduation parking and traffic. We encourage those who are able, to check out by Thursday evening (May 1st) especially students in the Convocation Center, James, and Wilson Halls.

24-HOUR QUIET HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK

24-hour quiet hours are Friday, April 25 (5:00 PM) through Saturday, May 3 (6:00 PM). Final exams create higher anxiety levels, so study hard and be considerate of your neighbors. Violations of quiet hours may result in conduct referral.

ROOM CLEANING

Rooms must be clean prior to departure. (Brooms, dust pans, and wet mops are available.) Trash must be removed and taken to the dumpster outside of the building. Remove all food items from the microwave and refrigerator units; defrost the units and clean the microwave and fridge. Wipe down surfaces inside and out. Unplug and leave doors open. Put cord over the front of the refrigerator.

LOFTS

Lofts from Collegiate Marketing (Bedloft.com) must be dismantled and left in the room. Check the web site: bedloft.com and click on “Return Information” for more details.

CONFISCATED ITEMS

2013-14 confiscated items by staff this year can be picked up in the Green Offices before you leave. Items not picked up will be donated to charity or discarded. Items confiscated can be picked up Monday, April 28th —Friday, May 2nd from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM:

EAST GREEN OFFICE - Jefferson Hall

SOUTH GREEN OFFICE - O’Bleness House

WEST GREEN OFFICE - Boyd Hall

MAIL SERVICE

The last delivery day for mail is Friday, May 2nd. Mail will be forwarded to your home address during summer break. If you are leaving the University and will need your mail forwarded or need your mail forwarded to a different address, fill out a change of address form at the Post Office located in Baker Center, or contact the sender directly.

SUMMER HOUSING

Gamertsfelder Hall on East Green will house students attending summer school. If you are planning to attend the first Summer Session and have a signed contract through Residential Housing, you may check into Gamertsfelder Hall on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 12:00 PM (noon)-4:00 PM. Students residing on campus for Interim/Temporary will be assigned directly into their summer school assignment.

SUMMER INTERIM HOUSING

Students needing to remain on campus for any portion of the week between the end of the spring semester and prior to summer school opening can elect to stay in Interim Housing in Gamertsfelder Hall. Interim Housing is available from Saturday, May 3rd at 11am through Sunday, May 11th at 9am.

The online application for Interim Housing reservations opens on Friday, April 4th and a reservation is required. To make a reservation, please visit the Residential Housing website then clicking the “Apply Online” button, and selecting “Summer 2014 Interim/Temporary Housing” application. The cost for Interim Housing is $28/night or $125/week and will be charged directly to your student account.

FOOD SERVICE

The last meal on the meal plan is breakfast Saturday, May 3rd. See web site (http://www.facilities.ohiou.edu/food) for information on Spring 2014 Finals Hours of Operation by dining areas.

FOOD COLLECTION

All residence halls will be collecting nonperishable food items for local food pantries at the end of the semester. Look for bins on the ground floor of your residence hall or see your RA for more details.

TRANSPORTATION TO AIRPORT

Transportation to the airport for out-of-state and international students is available. For information, see the web site: http://www.ohio.edu/transportation.

STORAGE

Storage is only offered in the hall of a student’s placement for next year. As space permits, lofts, couches, and carpet may be placed in storage; however, keep aisles and walkways clear. Storage is only available for residents with a Fall 2014 room assignment.

Hours for placement of items in storage will be: 8:30 PM-10:00 PM Monday, April 28-Friday, May 2. Please note that some halls do not have storage. In addition, Residential Housing will not be offering storage after Summer 2014. Residents will need to make other storage arrangements starting in 2015.

EAST GREEN:

Monday, April 28th - Friday, May 2nd

NO AVAILABLE STORAGE in BIDDLE, JOHNSON, LINCOLN, READ, SCOTT QUAD, SHIVELY, VOIGT, BUSH and PERKINS

SOUTH GREEN:

Monday, April 28th - Friday, May 2nd

NO AVAILABLE STORAGE in ADAMS, BROWN, CRAWFORD, EWING, FOSTER, MACKINNON, PICKERING, TRUE and WELD

WEST GREEN:

Monday, April 28th - Friday, May 2nd

NO AVAILABLE STORAGE in BROMLEY, CONVO and JAMES

April Birthdays

  • Blayr R
  • Eric B
  • Ryan S
  • Margaret H
  • Morgan K
  • Jared D
  • Tyler H
  • Alanna P
  • Emily P
  • Ryan C
  • Logan P
  • Nicholas C
  • Taijuan M
  • Michelle L
  • Evan L
  • Sara K
  • Jacob M
  • Grace K
  • Mackenzie A
  • Thomas W
  • Olivia C
  • Lucas H
  • Jason M
  • Robert W
  • Debesu S

Summer Birthdays

  • Elizabeth J
  • Jessica L
  • Benjamin C
  • Sean C
  • Jacob S
  • Eric L
  • Dustin R
  • Cole D
  • Phillip C
  • Cates H
  • Jennifer R
  • Benjamin W
  • Evan N
  • Mariah H
  • Troy M
  • Mikhail P
  • Joel K
  • Emma P
  • Michael K
  • Cara H
  • Matthew M
  • Evan C
  • Colton P
  • Jordan R
  • Calyssa B
  • Madeline S
  • Kalten W
  • Jeannetta D
  • Kimberly R
  • Hannah C
  • Autumn S
  • Taylor N
  • Samuel S
  • Sean J
  • Zaid G
  • Peter A
  • Tierra S
  • Steven H
  • Christopher K
  • Alexander H
  • Collin P
  • Siena K
  • Keith M
  • Zaya G
  • Max C
  • Damon S
  • Annie E
  • Katherine H
  • Rachel S
  • Danielle V
  • Canisha R
  • Mackenzie R
  • Miles L
  • Deja B
  • Anika H
  • Maria F
  • Sarah-Jane L
  • Anna D
  • Nathan C
  • Zoe C
  • Jasmine L