Monthly Archives: November 2013

Diary of an FiR: What do you DO with them?

An update from Ann Batenburg, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Virginia-Snider Residential Commons: November 18, 2013 As I reported in the previous post, whenever I tell someone about what I am doing here in the residence hall, the first question … Continue reading

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JFK’s lasting legacy

An update from Emily, a sophomore Hunt Leadership Scholar and Dedman College Scholar: In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last year and a half, let me fill you in —today is the 50th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Snacks and good conversations

An update from Dr. Robert Krout, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Mary Hay/Peyton Residential Community: As a FiR, my number one priority is getting to know and interacting with our residents in a variety of ways that allow each … Continue reading

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Immersed in Italian

Devin is a communication studies major in Meadows School of the Arts, with minors in law and legal reasoning and Italian, and the recipient of scholarships including the Provost’s Scholarship and Marian Tower Study Abroad Scholarship. During fall 2013, she is studying at the University of Ferrara in Italy. Continue reading

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There’s a lot of Heart in Hartshorne

An update from Liz, a junior, who participated in the Alternative Fall Breaks trip to Hartshorne, Oklahoma: How I spent fall break of my junior year is not what people would typically imagine a college student doing. This year I … Continue reading

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SWACURH Rocks!

An update from Meaghan, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student triple majoring in Environmental Science with an Earth Science emphasis, Geology, and Chemistry, while triple minoring in Math, English, and Environmental Engineering: What is SWACURH you ask? … Continue reading

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Does it all add up?

An update from Jamie, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business.  As an Accounting major, it’s accurate to say that I am a budgeter. Classifying transactions and deciding … Continue reading

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More than 24,500 meals ready to go

During Fall Break in October 2013, students, faculty and staff visited five communities to perform service. They traveled to Hartshorne, Oklahoma, to do home repairs for homeowners; to Oklahoma City to work with the regional food bank; to San Antonio to engage in community development and youth education; and to Bridgeport, Texas, to work at a nonprofit animal sanctuary. A group also remained in Dallas to work at a women’s shelter. Continue reading

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Diary of an FiR: What’s it like?

An update from Ann Batenburg, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Virginia-Snider Residential Commons: November 11, 2013 Whenever I tell someone about what I am doing here in the residence hall, the first question they ask is, “What’s it like living … Continue reading

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Residential Commons: FiR Engagement

An update from Meaghan, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student triple majoring in Environmental Science with an Earth Science emphasis, Geology, and Chemistry, while triple minoring in Math, English, and Environmental Engineering: Earlier this semester I talked … Continue reading

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