A monthly PCH Resident Newsletter brought to you by the Housing Information Office
We are so excited to have you back on campus and are looking forward to a fantastic spring semester! As you get reacquainted with campus, we want to remind you of a few simple things you can do to keep you, and your belongings, safe. Whether you have lived on campus for a while or are just arriving for the first time, please keep the following tips in mind.
- Keep your doors locked, even when you are in your room.
- Check with your Residence Hall on their Guest and Security Procedures.
- Avoid walking or running alone at night.
- Utilize SafeWalks and SafeRides (the numbers are also on the back of your iCard).
- Look before you walk! Even in pedestrian crosswalks, always remember to look both ways for both cars and bikes before crossing the street.
Presby Hall and the McKinley Foundation are hosting a community-wide photo competition titled "How Dare You?," and entries are being accepted until February 5, 2020. This competition was inspired by Greta Thunberg and her remarks to the United Nations (“How dare you?”) and is an opportunity for you to show through photos what inspires you to combat climate change. Is it kids recycling? Community members picking up trash? A beautiful sunset? Plastic bags stuck in chain link fence? (You get the idea.) Be creative and grab your camera (or smartphone) and start looking for your winning image! You may submit up to 6 entries. For more information, visit https://mckinley-foundation.org/2020/01/14/photo-contest-how-dare-you/.
Presby Hall and The McKinley Foundation will screen The Hate U Give on Thursday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the McKinley Foundation Living Room.
The Hate U Give focuses on Starr Carter, who is constantly switching between two worlds — the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right.
Movie is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free parking is available at the parking garage across the street on Fifth.
Your home, especially while away at college, should be more than just a place to sleep. That is why PCH staff work so hard to provide a safe, supportive, and fun environment for all their residents. If you haven't yet decided where to live next year, we encourage you to consider choosing PCH for a second (or third...or fourth...) year.
Speaking of fun...check out some photos from Hendrick House's winter formal! Held on December 6, residents dressed up and enjoyed a beautiful night of live music, great friends, and delicious food while celebrating the end of the semester and the upcoming winter break.
February 14th isn't just Valentine's Day...it's also No One Eats Alone Day! No One Eats Alone Day is a positive prevention initiative from nonprofit Beyond Differences that is aimed at creating a lunchtime of inclusion. While the initiative is primarily geared toward middle school students, it is one that falls in line nicely with many of the values that we hold dear here at the University: inclusion, tolerance, and acceptance of all individuals. This Friday the 14th, sit down during lunch with someone new and strike up a conversation. You'd be amazed at what you'll learn, and you may even make a new friend in the process! For more information, visit No One Eats Alone.