Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Syracuse Household Income Survey Results

Above are the results from the Sky Halls for the survey on the average income of a family in the city of Syracuse. See how your answer compares to the 2007 actual data:
Survey results gathered from all students in the residence halls is below:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How Many Hours Per Week Do You Study?

Above are the results for the SKYHALLS in regards to how many hours residents indicated they study per week. Click the picture to see a bigger version. Below are the results for the entire campus.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Haiti bracelets

Sport a blue and red bracelet in supportof Haiti. See your RA to get your bracelet for a donation of at least $1!


Join SCOPE this Sunday for a FREE viewing of Twilight new moon. 8pm Goldstein 201. Check out the South Campus website for the listing of other POPULAR free movies http://orl.syr.edu/south/movie_schedule.html

Love for Haiti

Support relief efforts! Treat your Valentine to a Crush soda and/or Carnations at the main desk 8p-midnight! Minimum donation $1/soda, $2/carnation.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Otto vs the Flu

The winter months are Flu Season! Though we've all heard much about the flu from the recent H1N1outbreak it does not hurt to review. Check out the following You tube video to see Otto fight the flu!

MLK Dinner

Join one of the nation’s largest university-sponsored events commemorating Dr. martin Luther King. Last year, more than 2,000 people attended SU’s event at the Carrier Dome.

The event which includes dinner, a speaker and awards is FREE to ESF and SU students with a meal plan. Sign up TODAY with your RA. The dinner and program begin at 5pm Sunday January 24th, 2010 at the Carrier Dome.

This years key note speaker is Gwen Ifill. Ifill is a moderator and managing editor of PBS’ “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.”
For more information please see:


Save a life in Haiti

Give blood and save a Haiti earthquake survivor
Friday January 22nd from 1:30-6:30p in the Goldstein student center

Sign-up for a time slot beginning tomorrow (1/20) in the Goldstein atrium or the South Campus Residence Life Office. WALK-INS on Friday are also welcome.

The Red Cross has communicated that blood is in extreme high need due to blood being shipped to Haiti and also needed for use in the US. Do your part and give blood! A portion of the blood gathered during this drive will be sent to help earthquake survivors.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

And the Winner is...

1st place team: See your RA for awarding of the trophy and to decide what you floor wants to do at the beginning of next semester as a reward. 2nd and 3rd place teams will recieve recognition from hall Sr. Staff at the beginning of next semester.
The last points awarded were outlined below:
The following points (by percentage of residents) were awarded for residents filling out RA feedback forms:

Sky 1.1-58% =58points
Sky 1.2= 36 points
Sky 1.3= 35 points
Sky 2.1= 43 points
Sky 2.2= 62 points
Sky 2.3= 46 points
Sky 3.1= 58points
Sky 3.2= 60 points
Sky 3.3= 55 points

The following points were awarded for indivduals donating money to the Orange Angels program: (5 points per person on the floor who donated)

Sky 1.1=55
Sky 1.2= 35
Sky 2.1= 65
Sky 2.2= 50
Sky 2.3= 60
Sky 3.1= 185
Sky 3.3= 30

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Heros

Skyhall residents- Want to be a Holiday hero?? Well here is your chance. Each year, during the holiday season, the Residence Hall Association for SU/ESF encourages ESF and SU students to “adopt” local low-income children that would otherwise receive nothing. This year the Skyhalls have been challenged to gather 56 toys for children ages 5-11. As a community let’s work to bring joy to these 56 children this season.

How can you help??
1) Go to the Skyhall main desk and ask for an envelope. Put your name (First and last) and any size monetary donation ($1 and over please) into the envelope.
2) Bring a toy valued at approximately $10-12 to the Skyhall main desk and fill out an envelope with your name (First and Last) and a brief description of the toy. If you would like to “go in on a toy together” just write all names on the envelope. Please do not purchase items valued greater than $12.

Each person who gives a monetary or toy donation will earn 5 COLOR WAR points for their floor. After the toys are gathered they will be wrapped and then donated to the children.

As a community, let’s work together this holiday season to demonstrate the power of giving!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Win a $250 gift certificate

A contest to design a sticker to be used in a promotional campaign to reduce lighting on campus is currently underway. Designs should be eye-catching and message oriented. This sticker will be placed over light switch plates in locations across campus. The contest is open to all SU & ESF students.

The first place winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to the SU Bookstore. The campus will vote to determine the best sticker.
For details visit http://www.facebook.com/l/ae32d;greenuniversecity.syr.edu

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Spring Break 2010- Make a Difference.

Alternative Spring Break 2010
Is going to Washington DC

This year the Alternative Spring Break group and twenty students will have the opportunity to attend a seven day trip to Washington DC to take part in service work with the hungry and homeless population. We will be participating in a four day volunteer camp with the Youth Services Opportunity Project. In addition to service work, there will also be opportunities to take in some of the sights of the DC Metro area. The total cost of the trip is $200 with all meals and activities included

The trip is open to all SU and ESF students living in on-campus housing. To be eligible for the Alternative Spring Break trip, students must attend one of the information sessions listed below and complete an application. The application is available online at http://orl.syr.edu/code/civicEng/ and is due via email to Jenni Greeno (jsgreeno@syr.edu) by Monday, December 14, 2009.

Information Sessions:

· Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Booth Hall Lounge
· Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the BBB Lounge
· Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the South Campus Community Center located at http://orl.syr.edu/south/community_center_map.html

Alternative Spring Break
What: ORL Alternative Spring Break Trip to Washington DC
When: March 13-20, 2010
Where: Washington DC
How: Complete application and email to Jenni Greeno by December 14.

For more information, contact Jenni Greeno (jsgreeno@syr.edu), Karess Gillespie (kagilles@syr.edu), or Keenyn R. Wald (kwals@syr.edu).

Multicutural Dinner

Join SCOPE in their celebration of diversity and multiculturalism . Free tickets for Skyhall residents who respond to the email sent about this.

Come enjoy a beautiful array of food from cultures around the world. Relax and be entertained by the multiple performances throughout the evening .
Tickets are $2 and available at the Schine Box Office - all proceeds go towards charity - Seating is limited.

What: SCOPE Multicultural Dinner
When: Saturday, November 14 - Doors open at 6:30 pm
Where: Skybarn on South Campus

Monday, November 9, 2009

New floor Kudos system

New Floor Kudos- As decided upon by the RA staff
*In order for floors to receive floor kudos things done on the floor must hit one of the 4 categories. If they hit all four then they receive points for all, if they only hit one category then they receive points for that one category. The overall attitude category is an automatic 5 pts because it includes spirit, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm. For Committee choice Megan and Sheriah decide what they are giving points to and how many points you get. Depending on the programs done one or more floors may receive points per week.

· Community Service: 25 pts
· Building Community: 25pts
· Personal/Intellectual: 25 pts
· Overall Attitude: 5pts
· Committee Choice

The new system was created to challenge floors to go beyond movie watching and things done on the floor. We encouarge residents to think big, look beyond the floors and work to make an impact on the greater Syracuse community. We have a fantastic Skyhalls community of caring and motivated students who can make a HUGE impact.

Updated Color war points

The following points have been awarded:

For attendance at the green link program in Sky 3 (lists for the other presentations are being procured): (1 point per person)

Sky 3.2= 24 points
Sky 3.1= 10 points
Sky 3.3= 2 points

For attendance at the suicide prevention program: (1 point per person)

Sky 3.2= 6 points
Sky 2.1= 1 point
Sky 1.2= 1point

Floor kudos points for Oct 19th-26th awarded to 3.2 for making color war signs for all floors in the complex. This program fit under the building community, spirit and sportsmanship/overall attitude portionof the new floor kudos system. (see description above for new criteria) 30 points

Halloween Trick or treating with the kids:

5 points per room that participated:

1.1= 25pnts
1.2= 5 pnts
1.3 =35 pnts

2.1= 25 pnts
2.2= 10 pnts
2.3= 25 pnts

3.1 = 30 pnts
3.2= 20 pnts
3.3= 5 pnts

Additional points (5 points per person) are being awarded for the fantastic work of the floor presidents and community council members who were in attendance at the pumpkin painting and pizza portion (if we've missed anyone who helped please email me with your name and building/floor).

2.1-10 points (Darcy and Katelynne)
2.2- 10 points (Tess and Jasmin)
2.3- 10 points (Jamilla and Jin)
3.3- 5 points (Daniela)

Totals from this update(if I added correctly)