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My first year as a resident assistant

My first year as a resident assistant

The Wichitan

March 6, 2018

I have two cousins that are resident assistants at different universities and they have always encouraged me to think about applying for the position. When the application opened up to be an RA in the spring semester of 2017, I jumped on the opportunity. After going through the selection process a...

Students call MSU home

Students call MSU home

Brendan Wynne

August 19, 2017

As cars and trucks lined up along Louis J. Rodriguez Dr., resident assistants and volunteers stood tall with their sleeves rolled up, ready to help freshman and returning students into their new homes at MSU. A collection of view points from Move-In Day: "I'm excited to live on campus and ge...

New housing staff expect to bring changes

New housing staff expect to bring changes

Justin Marquart

August 17, 2017

In an effort to divide the responsibilities among the resident assistants and staff, Kristi Schulte, housing director, hired five new staff members. "Last year we took some time to take a look at our staffing structure and to make sure that we had the needs meet for the students and staff in the building,"...

Living on campus gets students involved

Zoie Flores

May 3, 2017

Living on campus provides a great opportunity to make friends and get involved in activities throughout the semester. The university has events to attend that are right outside of the residence halls, making it easy for students to get out and enjoy the college life. There are four residence halls for incoming freshman to choose from: Legac...

RHA proposes budget for upcoming years

Arianna Davis

March 9, 2017

The Student Government Association meeting this week brought up issues and future plans regarding the Residence Hall Association on March 7. Rachael Miyahara, education sophomore and president of RHA, announced a budget proposal during the meeting that involves students living on campus. The budget pr...

Life as the one of the first RAs in Legacy

Life as the one of the first RAs in Legacy

The Wichitan

September 14, 2016

Legacy Hall is the new home for almost 500 residents, mostly freshmen and sophomores. Legacy is joining McCullough-Trigg as the other co-ed residence hall on campus. With Legacy being brand new and having a different dynamic than any other hall on campus, it provides a new challenge for me as an RA. I...

Move-in ‘smooth’ for unfinished residence hall

Move-in ‘smooth’ for unfinished residence hall

Samuel Sutton

August 23, 2016

Things went well for Legacy Hall's move-in day Aug. 21, according to the 492 students that moved in, their resident advisers, parents and staff who all showed up on the otherwise gloomy morning. Even though some of the $35.5 million building wasn't finished, students said they were able to get unpacked into their dorms with relatively n...

Resident assistants help students avoid bad decisions

Resident assistants help students avoid bad decisions

Morgan Haire

April 1, 2015

For freshman it’s time to go off to college and, finally, to be away from the parents. However, being all alone with so much freedom can lead to problems. That's where resident assistants come in. With the pressures of college—especially in the first year—younger students will certainly make...

It pays to be a resident assistant

Dayton Chambers

March 12, 2015

Applications for resident assistants, the students who help maintain a safe and friendly environment in the residence halls, are due this Friday, March 27, by 5 p.m. “Their room and meal plan will be provided as well as stipends for working,” said Angie Reay, associate director of housing and din...

Housing staff gives new residents move-in help

Housing staff gives new residents move-in help

Ethan Metcalf

August 21, 2014

Resident Assistant Tiffany Uke waits from under the shade of a tent to show new dorm residents to their rooms. It's hot outside—about 99 degrees hot. But Uke, sophomore in biology and pre med, knows she is about to get a break from the heat as she introduces herself to a new resident on her f...

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