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;

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 and is due via email to Jenni Greeno ( 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

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 (, Karess Gillespie (, or Keenyn R. Wald (

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)


Monday, November 2, 2009

Is this allowed in my room?

Have you ever asked yourself “I wonder if this 8” fish fillet knife, my kerosene fuel for my cook stove, and this midevil sword is allowed in my residence hall room?” The the obvious answer is NO. Other items are not as obvious. See below for items that are prohibitted in the the residence halls.

Prohibited items include:
· Candles,inscense, oil lamps, halogen lamps and multiheded lamps
· Hazardous materials (flamable liquids etc.)
· Decorations that impede door access or more than 50% of door covered
· Lofts of questionable construction
· Posters or tapestries less than 18 inches from ceiling, on ceiling or covering lights/outlets
· Pets other than fish
· Appliances including but not limited to: Coffee makers, foreman grills, rice cookers, hot pots, space heaters, toasters (All appliances for kitchens have to be purchased by the hall and kept for common use. Personal appliacnces such as these are not permitted)
· Weapons- Guns (including BB, airsoft, paintball,) , Swords (Of any kind), Knives with blades longer than 4 inches and that are not swiss army type (ie switch blades or hunting knives) OR for cooking purposes.
· Drugs or drug paraphernalia
· Alcohol or alcohol containers (if under 21)

Smoke detectors and window screens are there for your safety and the safety of our community! At no point should you be disabling detectors or removing screens from windows. Another fire safety issues is outlets that are overloaded with too many things. Use power strips with surge protectors , make sure refridgertors are plugged directly into the wall and that power strips and extention cords are not plugged into each other.

Questions? Please ask your RA.

Give Yoour Feedback

What can we do better? Want to give feedback about your ESF first year experience? Come and give your opinion to make the first year experience better. Attend a brief focus THIS Saturday November 7th . Focus groups are run by students in the Higher Education Program so feel free to give your HONEST OPINOIN. See below for times and locations. Just show up at the day and time indicated.

Focus Group for Sky Hall 3 residents – 11am until Noon – Sky Hall 3 Floor 2 Lounge
Focus Group for Sky Hall 3 residents – Noon until 1pm – Sky Hall 3 Floor 2 Lounge

Focus Group for Sky Hall 2 and 1 residents – 11 am until Noon – Sky Hall 2 Floor 2 Lounge
Focus Group for Sky Hall 2 and 1 residents – Noon until 1pm – Sky Hall 2 Floor 2 Lounge

PIZZA WILL BE PROVIDED. Transfer residents- A focus group about your experience this is being planned. Please keep an eye out for advertisements in the future.