Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Volunteer for Hunker Down With Housing

Updated: April 18, 2013

Who: We are looking for excited and enthusiastic volunteers to greet new students and parents, give directions to area parking lots, direct traffic, and answer questions from new residents and their families.

When: August 6-7, 2013

Where: University Housing

Why: Each year the University of Georgia welcomes more than 7,000 new students into the many residence halls in a very condensed period. Hunker Down with Housing is an awesome opportunity to help new and returning students as they move into the residence halls, all while showing off your UGA spirit!

Hunker Down with Housing volunteers work diligently to ensure the initial days of move-in will run smoothly and serve our target audience: first-year students.

Hunker Down with Housing Volunteers:
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Enjoy working with others

  • Are excited to welcome new students and their families
  • Commit to working at least 12 hours over the course of #HDWH13

All Hunker Down with Housing Volunteers will receive:
  • Early residence hall move-in

  • A free t-shirt
, plus more freebies
  • Free lunch during noontime shifts
  • One incredible volunteer experience!


Since the first Hunker Down with Housing in 1998, volunteers have successfully moved in more than 71,000 students and helped them begin to call UGA home. 2013 will be no exception! 

If you are a student interested in volunteering for Hunker Down with Housing 2013, please fill out the #HDWH13 team application.


Check out this highlight video from Hunker Down with Housing 2011!
Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #HDWH13!


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Monday, March 26, 2012

D.A.W.G. Days Spring 2012


It's Diversity Awareness Week at the University of Georgia and we at housing have several fun and interactive programs in place that will SHOCK your senses with dialogue, interactive learning, story sharing and much, much more.

We encourage you to join us at any of the following programs:
Sunday, March 25, 2012
DISABLE YOUR MIND
Have you ever thought how different it would be to experience everyday life as a disabled person? Come out and experience a meal like never before!
O-HOUSE BASEMENT, 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
S.H.O.C.K. UR MIND: BRUMBY JEOPARDY
Residents will engage in an interactive game show- Jeopardy style! Residents will be asked questions surrounding UGA’s history and MORE!
BRUMBY ROTUNDA, 6 p.m.
SHOCK YOUR TASTE BUDS
This program highlights diversity through experiencing different international meals that will SHOCK your taste buds!
MYERS PROGRAMMING ROOM, 6 p.m.
Monday, March 26, 2012
GENDER ROLES: BLURRING THE LINES AND BREAKING THE MOLD
Come out to the Creswell TV Lounge for a fun, interactive activity followed by a in-depth discussion about breaking the boundaries of gender.
CRESWELL TV LOUNGE, 6 p.m.
NCBI DIVERSITY WORKSHOP
Shows how participants have been taught to think as members of an identity group and provides skills for bridging differences. Our goal is to create an inclusive community by bringing groups together to promote healing, encourage togetherness, and strengthen leadership. This workshop is four hours long and dinner will be served. To attend you must sign up by emailing ncbi@uga.edu.
1516 MULTIPURPOSE ROOM, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 2012
GLORY BOUND: A VOYAGE INTO THE UNDER- GROUND RAILROAD
Payne and Reed Hall will be transformed into an interactive recreation of the Underground Railroad in which participants learn first-hand how it feels to flee slavery in search of freedom. The goal of this program is to truly appreciate the liberty we enjoy today. FOOD and T-SHIRTS will be available.

REED HALL LOBBY, 6 p.m.
DANCES OF INDIA & INDIA DANCE NIGHT
Performers from UGA’s ASURA or CHAMPA dance group will perform and teach residents how to do a couple of Indian Dance moves. Food will be served from TASTE of INDIA.
ROOKER FIRESIDE LOUNGE, 7 p.m.
THE RAINBOW OF RELIGION

Representatives from various religious organizations on campus will come together for an open discussion of various aspects of this diverse topic. Come with an open mind and willingness to learn. Food will be served.

ROOKER FIRESIDE LOUNGE, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – You don’t want to miss this!
University Housing and the Residence Hall Association present: Shock Your Senses!
Featuring interactive diversity awareness activities like “Dialogue in the Dark!” Come out for free food and shared fun! The first 150 attendees will receive FREE T-SHIRTS!
TATE RECEPTION HALL (bottom floor of Tate), 5 p.m.

THURSDAY MARCH 29
THE GAME OF LIFE: DISABILITIES
The Game of Life: Disabilities is an interac- tive game that gives students an idea of the struggle and challenges faced by those disabilities both seen and unseen. FUN and INTERACTIVE!

RUSSELL LOBBY, 6:30 p.m.
DIVERSITY: A CRASH COURSE
Have you ever seen the movie Crash? This program gives you an opportunity to see an award winning film that’s filled with a number of controversial issues. During the movie, viewers will be asked to send their thoughts to an online poll. After the viewing, we’ll break down and discuss how the movie relates to the issues in society today. So come grab a bag of popcorn and speak your mind!

TATE GRAND HALL, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.


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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Meet the 2012-2013 RHA Exec Board!



At the beginning of this month, RHA representatives from across the campus came together to hear the speeches and view presentations from candidates for positions on the 2012-2013 RHA Executive Board. After the speeches were heard and an intense round of questions and answers followed, the ballots were tabulated and the results are in.

Please meet your newly elected 2012-2013 RHA Executive Board!
Meet the 2012-2013 RHA Executive Board

President - Mallory Whitfield

I am a Senior, Political Science/Pre-Law major from Hiram, Georgia. I have dedicated my whole college career to the Residence Hall Association and wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m family oriented and trying to make the best of what little time I have left in college. I enjoy reading and exploring Athens in the free time I do have. I also tend to overuse the phrase, “Go Dawgs!”

Vice President - Amber Painter
I am Amber Painter, Political Science/Pre-Law major of the Class of 2014. I was elected Vice-President of the RHA this year, previously I was RHA secretary and a BCC Hall Representative. I am in the Honors Program, and a member of NRHH. I love living on campus, serving the residents, and planning awesome programs!

National Communications Coordinator - R.C. Goslee
My name is RC Goslee and I'll be returning as RHA's National Communications Coordinator for the 2012-2013 school year. I am a third year International Affairs and German major, pursuing a minor in Chinese language and literature. My main goal is to continue bringing recognition to the University of Georgia on the state, regional and national levels!


Director of Communications - Cory Shaw
Hey UGA! My name is Cory Shaw, I am a second-year majoring in Advertising and Political Science, and I will be the RHA Director of Communications for the 2012-2013 school year. My goal is to create greater awareness for RHA by utilizing the video capabilities of RHS, our daughter organization.

Treasurer – James Han
Hey guys! My name is James Han! I am the 2012-2013 RHA treasurer elect. I am currently a first year Chinese and Sociology double major. I was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey where I was raised in a traditional Chinese household. I love to laugh, dance, and have lots of fun!


Secretary - Katie Ackley
My name is Katie Ackley and I am the secretary for the 2012-2013 academic year. I am an English major and self professed Twitter and Facebook addict.


Historian - Kayla Brown
Meet Kayla. She's a second-year, pre-law student at UGA interested in International Affairs, Social Work, and Cognitive Science. Her favorite quote, by Ralph Waldo Emerson, is "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." She enjoys reading, and is an avid Harry Potter fan. Her favorite celebrities are Betty White and Kate Middleton.


SGA Senator - Kaitlyn Branson
I'm a second year student from Dallas, Georgia. I'm majoring in Political Science with a Russian minor and have hopes of attending law school after graduation. My goal for the year is to strengthen the relationship between RHA and SGA while keeping the general body better informed of current legislation.


NRHH Executive Director - Ben Bradshaw
I am from Toccoa, Georgia, and my major is Foreign Language Education and Spanish (Dual Degree) with a minor in TESOL. I am also studying American Sign Language and will be living in the ASL Multicultural Experience in Reed Community next year. This year I served as Vice President in 2011-2012, and am very excited to be transitioning to Executive Director of the National Residence Hall Honorary for 2012-2013.



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Monday, March 19, 2012

February Of-The-Month Winners


Each month, the Georgia Alpha chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary presents Of-The-Month (OTM) awards to recognize excellence in University Housing leadership.

In order to be considered for this prestigious honor, winners are nominated by their fellow peers, including students and/or staff members, in a detailed entry form detailing how that specific person/program went above and beyond the call of duty to surpass general requirements.

Please join us in congratulating the OTM winners for February!


Community: Payne
Custodial/Maintenance Worker: Jerry Clark
Exec Board Member: Ashley Hollins
First-Year Student: Katie Ackley
Love Me vs. Love Me Not Cake - February's Social Program OTM 
Organization: NRHH
Faculty/Staff: Azura Morgan
Resident Assistant: Bianca Waters and Zachary Ennis
Advisor: Martha Matlock
Roommate: Annie Smith
Spotlight: Russell Community Council
Student: Fairooz Sobhan
Desk Assistant: Alex Boswell
Diversity Program: "Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes"
Social Program: "Love Me vs. Love Me Not"
Educational Program: "Sweettalk About Sweetsex"

If you would like to nominate a person/program for future OTM awards, please visit NRHH's website.





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