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COMMUNITY CONNECTION
A monthly PCH Resident Newsletter brought to you by the Housing Information Office

NOVEMBER 2019
 
 
 
FALL BREAK HOUSING OPTIONS
 
 

Fall has arrived, and you know what that means...Fall Break will be here before you know it! If you're not planning or able to return home during the break, make sure you plan ahead to secure break housing! The following PCH facilities are offering Fall Break housing to their residents. Please contact each directly to make arrangements.

Armory House

   Housing available from 11/23-11/30

   No extra charge; no food service available

Brown House

   Housing available from 11/23-11/30

   No extra charge

Hendrick House

   Housing available from 11/23-11/30

   $225/week; minimal food service may be available

Illini Tower

   Housing available from 11/23-11/30

   No extra charge for residents; no food service available

   $40/night plus tax for non-residents

Nabor House

   Housing available from 11/23-11/30

   No extra charge for residents; no food service available

Newman Hall

   Housing available from 11/23-11/30

   $35/night; no food service available

NIKA House

   Housing available from 11/23-11/30

   No extra charge; no food service available

Presby Hall

   Housing available from 11/23-11/30

   $100/week; no food service available

 
 
NOVEMBER PCH EVENTS
 
 
 

As part of the Movies at McKinley film series, join Presby Hall and the McKinley Foundation on Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m. for a screening of the film "Strange Fruit" by the Salt Project as well as a short film that was produced by the Equal Justice Initiative as a part of their project "Lynching in America." Panelists will also be on hand to discuss James Cone's book "The Cross and the Lynching Tree."

 
 
 

 

Volunteer opportunity courtesy of Presby Hall and the McKinley Foundation! The McKinley Pantry at Garden Hills, in partnership with the Unit Four School District and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank’s School Pantry Program, serves families in need, especially those families within the Garden Hills community. Sign up here to help unload and pack bags in the morning, or help with distribution in the afternoon!

 
 
CELEBRATE AND PARTICIPATE: INTERNATIONAL WEEK 2019
 
 
 

International Week aims to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available in our community. This year, International Week events will take place between November 10 and November 16. Consider celebrating by checking out one of the many events taking place that week! Full list of events can be found here.

In addition to celebrating, consider participating by being a presenter at the International Student & Scholar Services' Travel Around the World event on November 13! As a presenter, you will have your own table where you can host a booth with a poster of your country. Don't stop, there, though. Play games, wear traditional clothing from your country, show handicrafts...if it accurately reflects your country and culture, be prepared to show it off! To register as a presenter, complete the online form found here.

 
 
REST AND RECHARGE THIS NOVEMBER
 
 
 

November can be a difficult month for students, as academic pressure starts to mount and time management frustrations begin to kick in, potentially resulting in the deterioration of mental and physical health.

This November, make time to take care of yourself and have some fun while you're at it by participating in free events offered by McKinley Health Center, Spurlock Museum, and Krannert Art Museum.

 

Event: Yoga at KAM

When: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, and 11/22 from 12-1 p.m.

Where: Krannert Art Museum, Hood Classroom

What: A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga. Make sure to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing!

 

Event: Mindful Monday

When: 11/4, 11/11, and 11/18 from 7-8 p.m.

Where: Undergrad Library, Reflection Room Lower Level

What: Schedule your study break to stop by and enjoy a relaxation technique facilitated by McKinley's stress management peers, and pick up some stress related materials and resources while you're there!

 

Event: Mindful Meditation

When: 11/5 from 12:30-1 p.m.

Where: Spurlock Museum

What: During each 30–minute session, Mary Wolters of Green Yoga Spa will help participants bring a focus to their breathing and share tips for how to engage mindfully. No registration or special equipment is necessary!

 
 
 
 

 

In honor of Dad's Weekend 2019 (which runs from November 1-3), allow us to present our favorite bad dad joke! But seriously, while dad is here, make sure to enjoy some of the awesome events taking place that week. Full list of events can be found here.