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January

January 7
7th floor meeting
BSS
 

January 11
9th floor meeting
BSS
 

January 11
"Do I Really Have to make a New Year's Resolution?"
The program "Do I Really Have To Make a New Year's Resolution", will consist of two or three fellow BSN - RA's and myself telling a specific story about our past December 2009 break. These stories will describe how they had to choose to do the right thing or were force to make a new year's resolution for the Spring 2010 semester. After the RA's finish telling their stories, there will be an open discussion for residents to tell a few of their December break stories that made a difference which they believe will help establish these New Year goals.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

January 11
New Year's Resolutions
This program will serve as a medium to welcome the students back into the residence hall. This program will be an open discussion on ways to improve the community on our floor. Former residents will be able to provide suggestion to me as a Resident Assistant and any new residents will be able to inform me of the expectations they have for me as an RA. I believe this program is perfect for the beginning of the semester because it allows the residents and I to perfect our community to develop a floor community conducive to academic and personal success.
BSN - 6:00pm
 

January 12
A new beginning, a fresh start
This program will focus on the growth of the community from last semester to this semester and will allow the new residents the opportunity to get to know their fellow residents and hall staff. We hope that it will provide a comfortable environment for all and give everyone the chance to become acquainted.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

January 13
2nd floor meeting
RAH
 

January 13
4th floor meeting
BSS
 
January 13
6th floor meeting
BSS
 
January 13
8th floor meeting
BSS
 

January 14
New Year's Resolutions
BSN - 7:00pm
 

January 14
5th floor meeting
BSS
 

January 14
10th floor meeting
BSS
 

January 15
2nd floor meeting
BSS
 

January 15
3rd floor meeting
BSS
 

January 16
Lets Get Things Str8
The program is to evaluate the residents where they currently stand at NSU. Depending whether or not the students had a easy semester or a difficult semester. The program provides the residents with adequate details on real life.
BSS - 8:00pm
 

January 17
An NSU Adventure
BSS - 6:30pm
 

January 18
Let's Get Things Str8
BSS - 8:00pm
 

January 18
How can I make myself better
The focus of this program is to help the residents realize that it is no secret that humans are cultures of habit. We find it is easy to do the same thing over and over again before versus making changes in our lives. The purpose is to show residents another way to achieve what they want in life rather than letting "status quo" keep them from making positive changes in their life.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

January 18
"Karaoke Live"
Karaoke Live will be a great program for returning residents and new residents. Residents will get a chance to sing and express themselves in Karaoke. Karaoke also allows residents to re-introduce themselves and work as a team when performing songs. This program meets its focus because making new residents feel very welcome into the already established community as well as celebrating the arrival of returning residents for a new semester.
BSN - 8:00pm
 

January 19
In The Fast Lane
The theme for the month is January is Achieving Academic and Personal Success. "In the fast lane is an event that will give resident an opportunity to get a fast start with their academic and personal lives. This event serves as a reminder why they are in college. Information will be presented to the residents from the ACCESS program here on campus, and residents will be able to discuss what they an do as residents in the residence to make them successful academically and personally.
BSS - 6:00pm
 

January 19
"Don't Confuse Greatness with Success"
This program was designed to make the residents evaluate themselves. Along with their staff evaluations they will create a personal plan for themselves for this semester. This personal plan will include ways that they can be successful in the areas of academics and their personal lives.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

January 19
Tips
Playing the game Tips will get residents to obtain and apply vital lessons in sports and education. The game demonstrates creativity by using participation and engagement to illustrate lesson in life. Since Charles has a large population of student athletes, this will help them with being able to multitask while keeping their eye on the prize...their education.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

January 19
Planning for the future; getting organized
The purpose of this program is to help students to start the semester out on the right foot. Students will get tips on how to get and stay organized throughout the semester.
SS1 - 7:30pm
 

January 20
"Are You Smarter Than The Average College Student"
BSN - 7:00pm
 

January 20
Time Management 101
This program is designed to make student aware of how to prioritize and use their time wisely. Residents will be given a mock time schedule to differentiate their needs from wants.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

January 20

2nd Semester, 2nd Try

This program is designed to welcome residents/students back into the residence hall. It also gives them another chance to meet more people on their floors and introduce themselves to new residents/students on the floor.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

January 20
"Are You Smarter Than The Average College Student".
A presentation and information will be given to the students on how to maintain their GPA or enhance their GPA for the long spring semester. If residents chose, they will share their academic achievements and those who have a 2.5
will be entered into a raffle for a $20 Gift Card from the campus bookstore.
BSN - 7:30pm
 

January 20
We Invented Teamwork
The purpose of this program is to gain back the team work on the floor. This will be a team building activity that will include critical thinking problems designed to be solved in using teamwork. And being that January is a month of academic and personal success with an emphasis on building a stronger community it is only fitting that the program help stimulate their minds and spirits.
BSN - 5:00pm
 

January 20
Residence Hall Bingo
The focus of this program is to bring residents closer to have a stronger bondamong each other. With the residence hall bingo, it will give the residents a chance to get to know one another on a more personal level and help bring stronger bond between residents in an already established hall.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

January 21
"Karaoke Live"
BSN - 8:00pm
 

January 21
Find Your Balance
BSS - 7:00pm
 

January 21
Hall Meeting
BSN
 

January 21
Find Your Balance
This program is going to show residents how to balance their academic success with their personal success. The residents will literally take IQ test with 1-3 books in the inactive hand that they used. The number of books is determined by the IQ Practice test that I will be providing myself.
BSS - 7:30pm
 

January 21
Goal Driven
The activity's goals is to evaluate the student's level of personal academic success. Each student will provide a note to list academic and personal goals for the Spring 2010 semester. Next each note will be evaluated and discussed.
BSS - 7:30pm
 

January 22
Tools to Building Academic Success
This program will promote academic and personal success using mock tools such as blocks to stack up with positive ideas and things the students can do to well during the school year. This program will also include blocks that are things that can harm them, such as staying up late, not studying parting too much) with those blocks the student can use to stack up their pyramid but it won't fit. This will cause the pyramid to crumble. It will then show that not using the right blocks are steps to academic success can cause you to fail.
BSS - 6:30pm
 

January 22
Tips to have a successful Semester
I will be going over some tips letting the students say what they feel like they can improve on and share some experiences with other residents.
BSS - 8:00pm
 

January 23
Tips to a successful semester
BSS - 8:00pm
 

January 23
Eyes Wide Open
I plan to go spend an hour or two volunteer with the less fortunate at the Union Mission. The focus for this month is Achieving Academic and personal successes after spending time with the less fortunate
BSS - 7:00pm
 

January 24
Welcome Back Social
MRH - 7:00pm
 

January 24
How Smart Are You?
SSH - 7:00pm
 

January 24
How smart are you?
Together residents and RAs will compete in "Are you smarter than a 5th grader" and then "Jeopardy". The program purpose is to bring about healthy competition between residents and their RAs.br> SSH - 7:00pm
 

January 24
Welcome Back Social
Residents are returning and new residents are coming. This social will give the new residents a chance to learn from the older residents. This social will also give the staff a chance to introduce themselves again and go over hall rules.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

January 25
Act Like a Lady
This program will offer the residents material on how to conduct them selves in corporateamerica. The main focus is teaching them how to dress appropriately, being well prepared for an interview, articulation in speech and how to properly set up a resume and interview etiquette tips.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

January 25
Round Table Rap
This program will focus on the educational aspect of the theme of January. The general layout is structured similar to a "round table" discussion with topics that engage the minds of the students and allows them to give their insight on aspects of politics, history and other subjects offered at NSU. The twist, however, is that the residents will create a rap to relay their messages in a discussion setting. They will be given a short time to comprise two lines that will highlight their chosen topic.
CSH - 8:30pm
 

January 25
Steps to achieving success
This program is to give residents resources to achieve resources to achieve success this spring semester. The RA will provide the residents resources, handouts and a guest speaker for ACCESS and a guest speaker form the Counseling Center. The RA would like for the residents to set new goals and high standards.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

January 25
Welcome back forum
The theme for January is achieving academic and personal success and the purpose of my program is to discuss what professionalism is and how we as college students can improve that aspect of our life.
SS1 - 8:00pm
 

January 25
Academic & Personal Success
The purpose of my program is to get the residents to list the goals that they have put out for themselves for the semester. We will then discuss different ways on how we can achieve these goals and how they will feel if they do reach them. Lastly, we will talk about when they do reach their goals, what will their next step be to keep moving in a positive direction.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

January 26
Are you achieving or still dreaming
The RA the offer the residents vital information and tips as far as achieving academic and personal success is concerned. The RA will offer games, trivia questions and show a mini video clip to get the residents thinking about the do's and don'ts of achieving certain goals.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

January 27
Hall Meetings
LSH
 

January 27
Plastik Cultures
Plastik cultures is a program geared for students to collectively examine how the Africanamerican Culture is viewed today. The structure of the program is an open forum. The purpose of the program is to gain a better understanding of why current generational values and morals are becoming less focused than previous generations.
New Student Center rm149 - 7:00pm
 

January 27
Moving forward My Side Job
Residents will learn from many members of the different organizations on campus. The main focus is to welcome freshman and that it is time to get involved with the school if they have not already. I will need a member of student organizations on campus. Residents will also get to offer their services form their aspiring careers.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

January 27
The sky is the limit
This program will be an informative and testimonial program. Within this program, the RA will offer good tips to achieving academic and personal tips within reasonable means. The RA will pass out handouts and have a guest speaker from a campus department to discuss personal testimony and give additional tips.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

January 28
Welcome Back, Kings
MRH - 7:00pm
 

January 28
Take A Break
MRH - 7:00pm
 

January 28
Hall Meeting
PWH
 

January 28
1st floor meeting
RAH
 

January 28
3rd floor meeting
RAH
 

January 28
Welcome Back
The Welcome Back will be a meet and greet for the residents. The RA will give students an overview of the rules and expectations of the SS1 - , the RAs and the ambling Staff. The purpose of the having this program is to give students the opportunity to obtain information to make their transition and residency in the Suites a pleasant experience.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

January 28
Success is when you get what you want BUT happiness is liking what you get
This program will give residents the opportunity to formulate a life plan. The residents will be encouraged to define their goals, explain what needs to happen to achieve these goals and determine the first step towards achieving these goals.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

January 28
10 Ways to be successful
This program will give a list of ways on how to be successful. In addition, we will ask the residents what they believe success is and if they are setting proper goals to accomplish them.
SSH - 7:30pm
 

January 28
Take a break: game Night
The RA will have the event early in the semester to give residents an interactive opportunity to mix and mingle. The purpose is to offer then an opportunity to get to know their floor mates better and discuss areas of interest that may provide a peer support system later in the semester.
MRH - 7:00pm
 

January 28
Starting on the right foot
With this program we will have residents attend an "academic and personal success" seminar where there are presenters. The RA will read a challenging scenario while other RAs act them out in a skit. Once the skit is complete, the residents will be able to share possible solutions to the problem and or personal stories.
CSH - 8:30pm
 

January 28
Welcome Back, Kings
The RA will provide a program that will offer dialogue between the residents and Dr. Coleman about how professors may view their students and how much of a differences it makes when students defy the odds and make their dreams come true.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

 January 29
"Trust Your Community"
This program will be a series of trust and team building exercises that will be used to build the community. This program will help the girls realize the importance of community in their own personal successes.
BSN


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February



February 1
Celebrating Diversity
BSN - 8:00pm

 

February 1
7th floor meeting
BSS
 

February 1
"Dirty Dancing" In Dirty Dancing resident will learn how to salsa, meringue, and tango.
This program meets its focus because the program centers upon education and celebration of a variety of different cultures, values, beliefs, and lifestyles.
BSN - 8:00pm
 

February 2
Take a look in the mirror
The purpose of this program is to educate and celebrate various cultures, lifestyles and beliefs. The residents will play a game where they pick different topics and explain how their culture may typically address that topic or perform a certain task (i.e. weddings, birthday celebrations, etc)
PWH - 8:00pm
 

February 9
Something Different?
As a first year program, this program allows residents to open their minds to diverse backgrounds. This event is going to be an open discussion on interracial relationships.
BSS - 6:00pm
 

February 3
Hall Meeting
PWH
 

February 3
4th floor meeting
BSS
 

February 3
8th floor meeting
BSS
 

February 4
2nd floor meeting
SS1
 

February 5
International Movie Night
Movie shown is "Grave of the Fireflies" in its original language (Japanese) br> The movie depicts some of the aftermath of WWII from the Japanese' side from the point of view this family has left. This movie is to show students of this generation how something so long ago can still affect you today.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

February 7
Midterm Madness
SSH - 7:30pm
 

February 8
4th floor meeting
SS1
 

February 8
Yesterday's Tomorrow
This program will give the students/residents a look from the past. This program will enlighten them of past African American woman that made a change to the world. Its purpose is to show how much of a struggle it was to be an African American women back in the day and how they helped woman today as a whole.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

February 9
Something Different?
BSS - 6:00pm
 

February 9
9th floor meeting
BSS
 

February 10
The Black Role

Since this is Black History Month, this program will give residents a chance to role play different key players of the Civil Rights Movement.
BSS - 7:30pm
 

February 10
Building My House

This program is designed to have each resident understand and be aware of the myriad of different backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures within the diverse group in the hall that we live in.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

February 10
A Different Life Residents will simulate a different life unlike their own.
It could be a different orientation, lifestyle, religion and even having a disease. There will be different circles so I will need residents to have flashcards to write down their information.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

February 10
Step Back and Take Notice
This program serves as an open discussion. Resident/students will discuss how different cultures and ethnicities may have altered their personal, social, and academic life. Residents will watch thee movie "The Color of Friendship" and will discuss how they felt about the movie & what changes they can make to ensure that they are respectful to others from different cultures.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

February 11
2nd floor meeting
RAH
 

February 11
Movie Night: Crash
The movie night expresses the diversity and the complex relationships that society has with each other, those of which they remain unaware. This movie will also give residents a look on stereotypes and prejudgments that other races are often subjected to on a daily basis.
SSH - 7:30pm
 

February 11
Look into he mirror...it is time to reflect
This program will be very informative. The RA will conduct the program in a "talk show" format. During the course of the show residents will address certain facts, myths and questions they want other to know about their culture.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

February 11
Black History Trivia
The activity's goal is to aid every student to build upon their knowledge of Africanamerican culture. The students will participate in a game called "Black History Trivia".
BSS - 7:30pm
 

February 12
A New Beginning, A Fresh Start
PWH - 8:00pm
 

February 15
2nd floor meeting
BSS
 

February 15
T hinking Outside of the Box
The purpose of this program will be to teach the residents to think outside the box and not think everyone is the same. The RA will have certain activities that will relate to this topic to show the difference in a way they may all relate. It will meet the program focus by sharing the different cultures we have in our hall and society.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

February 15
Diversity and Careers
This purpose of my program is to get the residents to find out the different affects that different cultures and races have had on society, and the different majors that some of them might be enrolled. Also help the residents realize that without some of the progress that those people had in that profession, then it might not be as prosperous as it is now. BSN - 7:00pm
 

February 15
Let's Build A Foundation
The purpose of this program is to understand that there are many different people in the world. Some people who we would not even think exist on the face of the earth. The program is to provide an understanding that living on the 9th floors residents come from all parts of the US.
BSS - 8:15pm
 

February 16
1st floor meeting
SS1
 

February 16
5th floor meeting
BSS
 

February 16
Understanding the group by understanding its individuals
The RA will hold an open discussion and address anything related to the residents' cultures. The residents will be able to discuss their family rituals, ways of life and what makes them feel as though their culture is the best.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

February 16
Stereotypes Forum
The stereotypes forum will be a program that will bring more closeness and understanding one another on our campus. I would like to have a panel of guests from different backgrounds give an enlightened but brief depiction of their culture.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

February 16
"Diversity Key Chains" 
The program's goal is to allow residents to explore things that make each of them unique. The residents will each be given a string and a cup of multi colored beads. I will ask a series of questions to which each answer will follow a color of a bead to be placed on the string.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

February 16
"Babbette Neighborhood "
A member from Norfolk State University LEGASI organization will come to speak to the residents about lesbian, gay and transgendered individuals. Information will also be provided. Along with information on the organization and other Gay, Lesbians organizations around the city.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

February 17
Hall Meetings
LSH
 

February 17
3rd floor meeting
SS1
 

February 17
10th floor meeting
BSS
 

February 17
What's Race Got To Do With It?
This program will be focused around "The Stereotype game." I will have an individual stand by a piece of butcher paper and invite their floor mates to call out common stereotypes of the group listed, which they will record on the piece of paper. Afterwards, I will allow the stereotyped students to share their reactions whether any of the attributes are true for them or not, how they feel being labeled etc. This program forces the residents to become aware of different cultures and the way stereotypes can help and hinder different races.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

February 17
Coming Together
This program will focus on bringing the residents together even with differences. Presenters from different groups on campus like: LEGASI, Caribbean Association, NAACP, will talk about their experiences with diversity. This program will help the residents learn more about others and also celebrate their own culture, orientation and values as well.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

February 17
"The African Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America" 
This program is designed to introduce the affect of African Slaves in South America and the Caribbean. The program will begin with the following questions: "What continent received the largest importation of slaves?" This will jump start the discussion of the impact of the African Diaspora on Latin America. I will introduce various ways that the African slave trade influenced these regions.
BSN - 7:30pm
 

February 17
Putting Pieces of the Puzzle Together
The RA will use the metaphor of a puzzle to explain various cultures and while each culture is a single puzzle piece, it takes all of the respective pieces to make a complete puzzle. Within the program I will offer good tips to understanding your own culture, respecting other cultures and diversity awareness.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

February 17
The men of today and yesterday
The RA will show the movie Glory which reflects the lives of black military unit during the civil war. The movie will be preceded with questions about how the black man was perceived and treated during the civil war. The questions will be asked at the end of the film along with questions on how those traits relate to the black man today.
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

February 17
An NSU Adventure
I plan to take residents to the museum and the art gallery in the fine arts building and help them explore parts of NSU that normally goes unnoticed.
BSS - 6:30pm
 

February 18
Taking Time Out To Serve Others
BSN - 7:00pm
 

February 18
The Black Role
BSS - 7:30pm
 

February 18
Hall Meeting
BSN
 

February 18
Evolution of Music
During this program, the RA will allow the residents to meet in the lobby to first discuss their own personal/cultural history. Using their cultural similarities and differences, the RA will work with the group to trace the evolution of music through those cultures.
CSH - 8:30pm
 

February 19
3rd floor meeting
BSS
 

February 20
Black Olympian Athletes
The purpose of the program is to raise awareness about the history of Africanamericans in sports as well as informing residents on the progress and influence that they have on our culture.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

February 20
February Wakeup Call
Different books and other resources will be displayed in the lobby showcasing different ethnic cultures.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

February 22
Serving You!
BSS - 6:30pm
 

February 22
African Dance
This program is designed to teach the residents about the Africanamerican dance culture. The RA will invite members of the NSU dance theater to come out and show the different styles of dance that spans from Africa toamerica.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

February 22
Depictions of Culture is it right or wrong?
The residents will be playing a game to see whom can recognize different cultures while explaining the diverse cultures and how society has affected that culture. The purpose of the program will be the awareness of the culture and its diversity
RAH - 6:00pm
 

February 22
Black History
The activity is watching a movie that will allow residents to reflect on the past so they can work towards a more productive future. Reflection of past events is important to all. Making sure mistakes of the past are not repeated in the future is vital to growth and development.
SS1 - 8:00pm
 

February 22
Rep You!
This program will let the student represent who they are. By using poster boards describing who they are, what makes them special, their culture and what makes them different from everyone. This can be described by picture or words.
BSS - 6:30pm
 

February 23
Charles Smith ESPY Awards
The Charles Smith ESPY award show will recognize and celebrate those residents who have been making positive changes in their campus community and/or the larger community. Each student on the third floor will be given the opportunity to nominate others or themselves through a form distributed by the RA.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

February 23
Embracing and loving who you are
This program is for residents to learn to love who they are and not to be affected by what others may say or think of them. This program will have students creating key chains with different color beads on them that will represent them. This program will get residents to realize how many people around them have some of the same dimensions.
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

February 24
6th floor meeting
BSS
 

February 25
Reflections of our Past
MRH - 7:00pm
 

February 25
1st floor meeting
RAH
 

February 25
3rd floor meeting
RAH
 

February 25
Safe Relations and Pregnancy Prevention Tips
The Safe Relations and Pregnancy Tips relate to cultural diversity because of the varying beliefs in contraceptives, sexual orientation, sexual methods, religion, solution to mitigate or solve relations related side effects and mental and physiological wellness.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 


February 25
Spartan Idol
Since there are so many different talents within the building, the RA will have a talent show open to the entire building for residents to showcase their talents.
MRH - 7:00pm

February 25
Reflections of our past
The RA will pass around a hat with pieces of paper of what possible family ancestral traits could be for a specific culture, the resident will write these traits on a mirror and have residents will guess what the culture may be while they elaborate on its history.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

February 25
Unsung Heroes
The purpose of this program is to shed light on Africanamericans who aren't commonly recognized during Black History Month.
SSH - 7:30pm


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March


March 1
"Lend a Helping Hand"
BSN - 8:00pm

 

March 1
4th floor meeting
SS1
 

March 1
7th floor meeting
BSS
 

March 1
"Lend a Helping Hand"
In "Lend a Helping Hand" program American Association of University Women will present information about community service and why it is so important to give back to the community. A presentation will presented informing the residents on what you can do in the community.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 1
"Counting Your College Blessings"
The program "Counting Your College Blessings", will consists of three main speakers presenting their organization or group on NSU campus. They will also indicate the many community service projects that they took part in the positive results from them. The program will also share statistical data on the basis on the community service and the affects.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 1
Want to give a helping hand
This program will be a program to show residents how and where they can volunteer. The RA would like to bring different resources can flyers to show how they can lend a helping hand on campus
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

March 2
Any Questions
This is a study session in the lobby as everybody is working through their midterms.
7:30
BSS
 

March 3
Hall Meeting
PWH
 

March 3
4th floor meeting
BSS
 

March 3
8th floor meeting
BSS
 

March 3
10th floor meeting
BSS
 

March 3
Community Service Opportunities.
This program will be used to show the students some of the benefits of community service as well as presenting them with a list of current community service projects happening with various organizations on campus.
BSS - 8:00pm
 

March 7
Midterm Madness
This is a study session pow-wow for SS Hall residents. The purpose of this program is to encourage students to help other s in their selected majoring field, as well as those that aren't familiar with studying tips, techniques or educational resources.
SSH - 7:30pm
 

March 9
5th floor meeting
BSS
 

March 9
True Talk! Why Do you do the things you do?
The program is designed as real talk, it gives residents the opportunity to show how they feel when it comes to helping others. The program is designed to determine whether or not people really appreciate you for who you are and not for what they can do for them.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

March 11
The Brambleton Bond
The activity's goal is to reach out to the local community of NSU. The student participants will go to the Brambleton Center and help with various activities. Students will help the youth at the center by helping with sports and homework.
BSS - 7:30pm
 

March 15
2nd floor meeting
BSS
 

March 15
40 Beyond your Backyard
The purpose of this program is to motivate the residents to become interested in helping others. In today's society, some people live in a world of self. When do people start to think about others? When it will benefit them or because someone actually needs help? The RAs goal for this program is to show the residents that we should want to help others not just because someone asks, community service hours or for recognition but because we want to.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

March 15
Taking Time Out to Serve Others 
I will use this program to inform the residents on the importance of community serve in their growth at a university. I will also provide the residents with a list of community service activities from career services as well as some I found myself that we could commit to as a group.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 16
Chasing Pavements
BSN - 7:30pm
 

March 16
9th floor meeting
BSS
 

March 16
Appreciating humanity through service
This program will discuss different opportunities to serve others, community service and serving opportunities.
LSH - 7:00pm

March 16
Lending a helping hand
This program will focus on helping residents understand why it is important to implement community service into their lives. The RA and residents will brainstorm to figure out what types of programs, as a community, they would like to get involved with and complete that service project before the end of the semester. The goal of the program is hopefully by helping to improve others' lives, the building will grow closer as a community.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

March 16
Chasing Pavements
Residents will be given a Selection of Cards Labeled with causes of homelessness along with a description of particular causes and the statistics of Americans each year that particular category. Each resident much describe how they would deal with the issue if they were afflicted with this particular problem. Then each resident will be given another group of index cards with selected charities and organizations that assist each particular cause of homelessness. The two residents that match up the organization and the affliction correctly will receive a prize. At the end of the program each resident will receive the phone numbers of the charities and organization, along with their hours of operation and when they can volunteer.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 17
No need to be selfish
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 17
Hall Meetings
LSH
 

March 17
Community Service
The RA will provide various flyers and pamphlets on community service. There will be an invited guest from a sorority to over first hand information on providing community service.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

March 17
Do you help out in your community
This program will give residents the opportunity to find out what community service is available to them on and off campus.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

March 17
The program will allow for the residents to find out more about the local of volunteering opportunities in the area. Not only can they help out in the NSU community, they can help out anywhere in the Hampton Roads area.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 17
Leading By Example
This program is designed to give residents/students a chance to give back. Residents/students will learn how about service learning and how to become involved. A representative from NSU's service Learning and Civic Engagement Program will come to speak to the residents/students. This program will be designed as a question/answer session for the residents/student.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 17
Let Me Cater to You
This program will be a real talk with questions related to men catering to women or vice versa. Which is right? How does society view these topics and what Men's role are in society compared to women's.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

March 18
Taking the time out to serve others
The RA will invite a sorority to speak with the residents about the importance of community service, acting as leaders in your community and service tips.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

March 18
Service Within Service
This program will educate residents on how to start taking care of the environment they live in. The lobby will be junky, messy with trash around the area. The resident must pick up trash which are different colors of paper.
BSS - 7:30pm
 

March 19
3rd floor meeting
BSS
 

March 20
2nd floor meeting
RAH
 

March 22
1st floor meeting
SS1
 

March 22
3rd floor meeting
SS1
 

March 22
Suites Clean Up
The residents of SS1 - will be able to clean the building. They will be provided bags and gloves to pick up trash within and outside of the building. This will give the residents a sense of pride in keeping their building clean.
SS1 - 2:00pm
 

March 22
Service Learning
This program is to introduce service learning to the residents. There are many ways to serve the community and campus community. The RA will have a speaker from NSU Brambleton Out-Reach Center to inform and recruit the residents/students in volunteering their time and services with the Center's available programs.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

March 22
Service Time
This program will inform residents, through giving tips, on how to give back to the community and ways in which giving back can become a career. The purpose of this program is to show students that giving time can have a positive impact on their future.
RAH - 6:00pm
 

March 22
Serving You!
This program will give the student the fulfillment of serving others. This program will have the student serving food to the staff at NSU. They will serve drinks and food to housekeeping, hall coordinators and students from other buildings.
BSS - 6:30pm
 

March 23
"Lend a Helping Hand"
BSN - 7:30pm
 

March 23
6th floor meeting
BSS
 

March 23
Self Esteem Workshop
This program is designed to help people boost their self esteem so that they can make a positive change in their lives. The RA will have a motivational speaker from the Counseling Center to speak with the residents on how to have a positive outlook on life.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

March 23
Community give back
Residents will help guide back to the community by making bags for the homeless, battered women and/or children. Once the floor and the RA have decide what organization that will be donating to, they will be able to donate items to make the bags.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

March 23
March of Dimes History
The RA will discuss the history of the March of Dimes and emphasize the scholarships that are available and how the organization is being proactive on helping prevent infant mortality.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

March 23
The program was designed to expose the residents to various community service opportunities in the area. The student will be presented with multiple ways, they can serve their communities and the benefits of the community service (personal and professional).
BSN - 7:30pm
 

March 23
Get Involved
This program is designed to give residents some hands on experience with doing community service. The students will engage in mentoring grade school children.
BSS - 6:00pm
 

March 24
March of Dimes History
MRH - 7:00pm
 

March 24
Solitude in Servitude
The program will be an open discussion on service. Residents will be able to discuss the importance of community service and how it benefits both those who give and receive service.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 25
2nd floor meeting
SS1
 

March 25
1st floor meeting
RAH
 

March 25
3rd floor meeting
RAH
 

March 25
The Art of Giving Back
This program is created to show our residents steps they can follow to help service our community.
SSH - 7:30pm
 

March 25
Study buddy
Since there are many majors in the building and many residents with the same major, the RA will provide an opportunity for residents to help each other in areas of weakness. This will give the residents that opportunity to provide service to others in their own hall.
MRH - 7:00pm
 

March 25
Are you willing to help your community
This program is for residents to become involved in the community that surrounds us. The RA chose for the residents to make cards for the children at CHKD because sometimes people just need to know other s are thinking of them.
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

March 25
Ways to Serve Others
The purpose of this program is for the residents to be aware of different types of community service to and talk about the Community Service group she is involved in, and how she feels about helping others.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 28
Each One Teach One
With this program, we will have residents sign up to spend an hour of their time with the children in the NSU Development Lab. Volunteers will read to the children.
CSH - 8:30am


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April



April 1
7th floor meeting
BSS

 

April 2
8th floor meeting
BSS
 


April 4
Take me to church, then feed me
This program calls for residents to come to church and bring a friend. After church the residents and RAs will go to SSH Dozier for brunch. The purpose of this program is to bring positive light to students' lives as well as provide an opportunity for the resident to make new acquaintances.
SSH - 11:00am
 

April 5
Inspirational Thinking
BSN - 7:00pm
 

April 5
"Empowerment=Motivation + Change Pageant"
BSN - 8:00pm
 

April 5
I'm A Norfolk State Student Involved and on Top
BSS - 7:00pm
 

April 5
Hall Meeting
PWH
 

April 5
"Empowerment=Motivation+ Change Pageant "Empowerment = Motivation + Change
Pageant is a program about aspiring yourself to become a better individual. In the pageant residents must be dressed in gowns or dresses. They will be judged on their ability to overcome their fears. They must present a plan to change any issues they may have within themselves. They will be judged on their ability to overcome their fears. They must present a plan to change any issues they may have within themselves. Contestants will receive a certificate and sash at the end of the program. The sash will serve as a reward for acknowledging their issue or fear and learning to overcome it.
BSN - 8:00pm
 

April 5
"Inspirational Thinking".
The program "Inspirational Thinking" consists of at least three special speakers, such as a representative from the Counseling center and two well rounded NSU seniors. These speakers will encourage freshman resident to get involved with academic and non academic activities and show how it makes a difference in the college experience. These speakers will be able to use themselves and other student experience to help aspire freshman residents to have a more positive outlook on being a help and benefitting oneself as a college student.
BSN -  8:00pm
 

April 5
the Right Attitude
This program will show how having a positive attitude can solve problems. Most students/residents face problems defensively instead of looking at situations and learning how to solve them positively.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

April 5
I'm a Norfolk State Student, Involved and On Top
Because this is towards the end of the semester, residents will be able to introduce themselves and be recognized about their extracurricular organizations that they are part of and they will also explain why.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

April 6
Any Questions
BSS - 8:30pm
 

April 6
I believe I can...
This program will focus mainly on helping the residents establish self motivation and self confidence. The RA will create a chart of aspirations for the residents to brainstorm and find the path that will help them achieve those dreams. If the resident is unsure of what they need to do or how to take the necessary steps, as a community, the residents will come up with tools and solutions to facilitate the process with their peers.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

April 6
Any Questions
I want to establish a dialog between the residents on some of the growth that they have done over their first year in college.
BSS - 6:30
 

April 7
Hall Meeting
PWH
 

April 7
4th floor meeting
BSS
 

April 7
9th floor meeting
BSS
 

April 8
Wild N Out Norfolk State Style
BSS - 7:00pm
 

April 8
A Self Reflection
BSS - 7:30pm
 

April 8
A Self Reflection
The activity's goal is to aid students to be in a mind set of achievement by aspiring to do more. The event will be an open discussion addressing old ideas, new goals and how to make the next step closer to success.
BSS - 7:30pm
 

April 8
Wild N Out Norfolk State Style
This program will be a game show based off the show Wild N Out. The program will focused on volunteers of the program competing with a variety of different games helping each other succeed. It will be geared to help others to think outside the box.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

April 9
2nd floor meeting
RAH
 


April 12
12 Steps for Creating Lasting Change in Your Life
RAH -  7:00pm
 

April 12
Let's Make a Change
BSS - 7:30pm
 

April 12
Let's Make A Change
Provide residents with questions and give the opportunity to discuss what are the little most annoying things people do on a regular basis that tick on your nerves.
BSS - 7:30pm
 

April 13
5th floor meeting
BSS
 

April 13
10th floor meeting
BSS
 

April 13
Change is Coming
This program will provide the residents with a calendar to remind them of the shortamount of time left in the semester. The residents can use the calendar to notate all of the important academic and personal events that will be occurring during the remainder of the semester. Hopefully this visual will help residents focus on the goals and the steps needed to complete all task and events.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

April 13
Are You Positive?

This program will be a panel or just a discussion with the residents, just to see where they are personally and academically. We will talk about how being positive will help you later in life.
BSN - 5:00pm
 

April 14
Are You Positive?
BSN - 5:00pm
 

April 14
Get Involved!
BSN - 7:00pm
 

April 14
Hall Meetings
LSH
 

April 14
3rd floor meeting
SS1
 

April 14
2nd floor meeting
BSS
 

April 14
Welcome to the real world
Residents will have an opportunity to discuss some real life conflict situations. I will also give some skits of common scenarios of them to evaluate. The issues will be relevant to not getting along with coworkers, choosing sides between friends, how to properly deal with complaints in the workplace, etc. The residents will also be able to discuss these issues with other residents and get some words of advice or solutions that others have found to be effective.
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

April 14
Get Involved!
This program will include different representatives from organizations around campus such as SGA, Student ambassadors, Peer Education, and other social groups. These representatives will speak on the importance of getting involved on campus and how it has changed their lives.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

April 15
Hall Meeting
BSN
 

April 15
1st floor meeting
SS1
 

April 15
New year, new me. It's time for a change.
The purpose of this program is to give students a way to recognize their negative behavior whether it's personal or academic and make that change. Each residents will have to state a positive and negative about themselves and describe how those attributes affect their personal and/or academic life.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

April 15
Time to switch things up a bit
This program will provide a discussion session with the residents on aspiring to make positive changes in their life and allow the residents to listen to a speaker that will encourage them to formulate a plan and stick to that plan through any adversity.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

April 15
Unsung Heroes
The RA will provide a program that will give residents in the building an opportunity to be recognized for helping others in their NSU community and the community as a whole.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

April 15
"You can't change the world until you change yourself"
The purpose of this program is for the residents to see what their qualities are and how they change themselves, and what they like to do. The residents will make T-shirts with silhouette faces on them and on the inside, they will draw or write down what they like to do.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

April 16
3rd floor meeting
BSS
 

April 17
Shop Talk: Real Issues among Society that are kept in the Dark
SSH - 7:00pm
 

April 17
Wellness in the year 2010
This program will talk about different ways that the residents can better their health and wellness for the year 2010. From exercising, to eating healthy and keeping a positive outlook on life
RAH - 7:00pm
 

April 17
Shop Talk: Real Issues in Society that are Kept in the Dark
The purpose of this program is to give the residents a comfortable setting to stimulate discussion about hot topics usually not discussed in a public forum. Topics such as religion, politics and relationships.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

April 18
Career day (speed dating style)
This program will be set up into stations that are timed. The residents will have to move quickly through the stations and experience different types of interview styles. At the end of the night the guest speakers and interviewers will give residents some ways to improve on their weaknesses
MRH - 6:00pm
 

April 19
Is your life in order
RAH - 5:00pm
 

April 19
Is your life in order
Formulating methods and plans to make a positive change in life. The purpose of this program is to show residents that positive changes make life better and to know how to recognize positive changes.
RAH - 5:00pm
 

April 20
School Daze
BSN - 6:30pm
 

April 20
Residence Hall Bingo
BSS - 7:00pm
 

April 20
Yes You Can
 

April 20
"Switch Foot"
BSN - Residents will bring all of the clothes food, and any items that they do no want to the program to be swapped with other residents. After exchanging the remaining items will be dividedamong the resident.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

April 20
Yes You Can
This program will assist in helping residents to realize their dreams and aspirations. Some will be presented with careers after graduation, whether they choose graduation or trade school or the work force. What would you do after college.
BSS - 6:00pm
 

April 20
Want to change my life for the better
This program is for residents to become involved in making a change in their lives as well as other people's lives. This program will allow students to receive help with certain situations that may be making their current situations (academic and/or personal) harder.
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

April 21
"Moving Forward/My Side Job"
BSN - 7:00pm
 

April 21
Goal Driven
BSS - 7:00pm
 

April 21
6th floor meeting.
BSS
 

April 21
Time for a change
This program will give the residents a chance to reflect on their lives, socially and physically to see if there are areas of improvement. We as a group will formulate a plan to make positive changes to their current situations. Through games and group interaction the group will be able to provide feedback and testimony to each other.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

April 21
"Realigning Your Chi"
This program is designed to encourage the residents to explore themselves and what positive changes they could make within their lives. The meeting will begin with the residents stating what bad influences they have had in their lives.
BSN - 7:30
 

April 21
Change is Constant
This program is designed to help resident/students make changes in their lifestyle as they become sophomores. Also, it gives residents/students a chance to help others change in ways they can't do alone on their own. Residents/students will evaluate past study skills from the previous semester and see what may have went wrong with their techniques. This program will be used as an open discussion for the residents to hear from other floor members about the positive and negative things some of them have dealt with as a freshman.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

April 22
Keep the Change
MRH - 7:00pm
 

April 22
2nd floor meeting
SS1
 

April 22
1st floor meeting
RAH
 

April 22
3rd floor meeting
RAH
 

April 22
Change for Good
I will tell them to place one thing they would change in their life that is negative and make it positive (in a hat because of confidentiality). I will pick a statement from the hat and read off what someone would change in their life to make it positive. Then I will turn the negative to a positive.
BSS - 6:30pm
 

April 22
Toast for Change
This program will give residents a chance to vow on something they will change in their life that is bad. They will acknowledge a problem and how they're going to solve it. As they do, they will make a toast for change.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

April 22
Spring cleaning
The Spring Cleaning Program will allow students to make a positive change by cleaning up around the building. Before beginning the program, the RA will stress to the residents the importance of cleaning our residential community. The purpose of having this program is to give students the opportunity to serve their living community and instill Spartan Pride in our campus environment.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

April 22
Girl talk
Aspiring to make a positive change in your life and the lives of others. The RA will provide snacks and an open discussion with the residents to discuss what they would do differently next year and offer peer on peer advice on making the most of the future whether it's graduating, internship, jobs, etc.
MRH - 7:00pm
 

April 22
Keep the change
The RA will go over everything from Wal-Mart vs. Dollar Tree and how students spend their refunds unwisely. There will be a representative from Bank ofamerica to discuss different banking programs that offer an easy way to save and watch your money.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

April 22
A healthier, happier way
This program was created to encourage residents to be healthier. There will be tips given to the residents on how to live healthy lives.
SSH - 7:30pm
 

April 25
School Daze
This program will be a movie night. Residents will be watching the movie "School Daze" which has an underlying message on staying true to your self.
BSN - 6:30pm
 

April 26
Reflections of Positive Thinking
This program will give the resident an opportunity to discuss their experience s they had for the semester. This will give the resident a time to reflect and think about future goals and endeavors.
BSS - 8:30pm
 

April 26
Fall 2010 Semester Resolution Night
Program will be an open discussion of the past semester and plans for a better Fall 2010
semester. Residents will be given the opportunity to assist themselves and decide if they are involved in making positive changes to their personal lives and community.
SS1 - 8:00pm
 

April 28
10 Ways to Be Successful
SSH - 7:30pm
 

April 12
12Steps for Creating Lasting Change in Your Life
The purpose of this program is to guide the residents in a positive direction when it comes to making changes in their life. The RAs goal is to guide them to the right avenues in order to make positive changes.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

April 28
I got your back if you got mine.
With this program residents will hopefully become each other's support system. This program comes post midterm week in an effort to allow the residents to assist each other in weak subject areas.
8:30CSH -pm


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May



May 1
2nd floor meeting
RAH
 

May 1
7th floor meeting
BSS
 

May 1
Wonderful First Year of College
With this program the RA plans to discuss with her residents how they feel about their first year of college. The residents will have the chance to talk with their hall and floor mates before leaving for the summer. There will be the possibility of leaning what people plan on doing for the summer and how they can stay in touch with each other.
RAH - 8:00pm
 

May 1
Never say goodbye, only see you later
In May most of the residents will be graduating and others will be returning. The RA will have an event that will celebrate the accomplishments of her residents over the semester.
SS1
 

May 2
2nd floor meeting
BSS
 

May 2
3rd floor meeting
BSS
 

May 2
5th floor meeting
BSS
 

May 2
8th floor meeting
BSS
 

May 2
9th floor meeting
BSS
 

May 2
10th floor meeting
BSS
 

May 2
A game of life (setting and achieving life goals)
Residents will write down their bad habits and throw them in the trash. Then they will write out their goals and the steps needed to achieve them. The RA will pass out certificates of achievement to encourage residents to stay on task and accomplish those goals.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

May 3
1st floor meeting
RAH
 

May 3
3rd floor meeting
RAH
 

May 3
Babbette's Neighborhood, Residents will draw names.
Once the names are chosen the resident will have to decorate the other member's room door with their favorite people, places and goals for next year of college.
BSN - 6:00pm
 

May 3
"Take This Prize and Run With It"
This is a program about all the trials and tribulations that they have experience during their freshman year. The program is intended to celebrate the journeys of being a freshman.
BSN - 8:00pm
 

May 3
"Schools Out For the Summer Party On"
This program will be a floor social with few of the residents telling some of their experiences as a freshman. Also RA's will be telling stories of the past year and give words of encouragement.
BSN - 8:00pm
 

May 3
Trip Down Memory Lane
This program will be a trip down memory lane. We will give out photo albums of pictures that were taken during the course of the school year. Also certificates for all the girls being the best resident and for making it through their freshman year at NSU.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

May 3
A night to remember
This program will be a gathering of residents together to wrap up the semester with living experience within their hall.
SS1
 

May 3
2nd Floor SS1
The semester social program will give students the opportunity to relax, interact and reflect on the pros and cons of the semester. After the discussion, the Ra will give everyone a synopsis of how they felt the semester went, prepare them to go home and transition to hope s of a great summer.
SS1
 

May 3
There is no last time
Sharing tips of preparation for the next year or semester and also during the summer. The purpose of the program will be to assist students with the next year and future by giving advice to students whom may not be able to attend NSU next semester.
RAH - 6pm
 

May 3
Its Not Good Bye, Just See You Later
The purpose of this program is for the residents to come together for the last time. In this program the residents will share their good memories about each other and their hall experience. It will show the residents that it's not quite good bye.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

May 4
Pregame Farewell
This program will be held during finals week to help provide the residents with a relaxing outlet to help reduce their stress level. The residents will be able to converse while enjoying snacks and receive pointers on staying safe and productive over the summer.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

May 4
The Hail Mary
The purpose of this program is to motivate the residents to "give it all they've got" before finals and leaving for the summer. A list of board games will be provided for residents to choose from and interactive group games will be played while residents enjoy snacks.
CSH - 9:00pm
 

May 4
Forever A Spartan
This program is designed for residents/students to prepare to go home. It also gives them a chance to interact one more time before the semester ends.
BSN - 7:30pm
 

May 4
Fair well my friends
End of the year program for the second floor with snacks, games and fellow ship.
LSH - 8:00pm
 

May 4
Until Next Time
This will be an exit program for the third floor. The RA will discuss the end of the year success, challenges and new goals for next year. This will also serve as the end of the year social.
LSH - 9:00pm
 

May 4
"The End Has No End" 
This program is designed in a scrap booking party. The scrap books that the girls make will serve as a souvenir of their first year in college.
BSN - 7:30pm
 

May 4
No goodbyes, just hellos
This program will offer the residents tips to closing the semester effectively. The first floor RA will handout information about helpful tools to achieving academic and personal goals as the semester comes to a close. It will also be an opportunity for the residents to fellowship as a floor for the last time.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

May 4
Never say goodbye, only see you later
The RA will encourage residents to look at the end of the semester as a ending chapter in a book of many chapters yet to come. The will have resume information, job search tips, seasonal job information and graduate school information available. Hopefully this will be an additional tool the residents can use to help with planning a success summer.
PWH - 6:00pm
 

May 4
I Will Remember You Because…
This program will be mainly a social and give the residents a chance to reflect on their freshman year.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

May 5
"Schools Out for the Summer-Party On"
BSN - 7:00pm
 

May 5
Never say goodbye...only see you later
This program will provide residents with the opportunity to relax and spend time with fellow residents before they leave for the year. Cooley High will be played and snacks provided.
MRH - 7:00pm
 


May 5
Until Next Year!
The purpose of this program is for the residents to come and interact and talk about their first year being away from home and how it went. Talk about things they wish they could maybe change because of the outcome or what they could improve.
BSN - 7:00pm
 


May 6
Roommate Competition
With this program, residents will sign up as a team consisting of two members. Each team must be a pair of roommates. Roommate questions will be asked of each group and the roommates must respond correctly. This program will give the roommates an opportunity to see how much they have learned about each other over the year or semester.
CSH - 8:30pm
 

May 6
Memorable moment
The purpose of this program is for the residents to get together and share the most memorable moments here at NSU.
SSH - 7:30pm

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October



October 01
Mid-term Prep
Study habits and time management will be topics of discussion for the residents in preparation for Mid-term examinations.
BSN - 7:00pm

 

October 08
Do You Have It All Together
Residents will be given the opportunity to relax and talk about their academic and personal needs and will learn how to stay focused during stressful times. Knowing how to stay fit and eat right will also be discussed.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

October 15
Scary Movie Night
The residents of SS1 - will have the opportunity to gather to watch a scary movie and then have a discussion about the very first horror movie they saw when they were younger and how it made them feel.
SS1 - 8:00pm
 

October 15
Potpourri Jeopardy
This program is meant to satisfy the academic needs of the month. We will have a potpourri jeopardy that will focus on entertainment news and academics.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

October 22
Homecoming Fever
This program is going to focus on preparation for homecoming, promoting homecoming activities and school pride.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

October 22
Food Factor
This program is designed to show residents the difference between portions today and portions five years ago. The staff will give the residents helpful tips on how to limit the intake of fats and what effect they could have on them in the future.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

October 29
Evolution of Music
During this program, the staff will allow the residents to meet in the lobby to first discuss their ancestral history. Using their cultural similarities and differences, we will work together to trace the evolution of music in these cultures.
CSH - 7:30pm
 


October 29
Halloween Jamboree
This program will be a good way to get the residents to socialize with one another in a very small social setting. The staff will provide refreshments and have finger foods.
MRH - 8:00pm
 


October 18
Money Matters
This educational program is designed to break down the tuition and payments made by the residents in order to attend NSU. This program will allow the residents to evaluate and reflect on the value of their education.
SSH - 6:00pm
 

October 23
NSU HOMECOMING GAME
The NSU Homecoming Football game will give all students and RLH Staff to come together and enjoy the pride of Norfolk State University.
ALL Halls - 4:00pm
 

October 3
Movie Night
To help our residents understand their academic and personal needs, the staff plans to show the move "The Blind Side". This move has many personal and academic struggles which the staff believes the residents can relate to. They will be encouraged by the main character striving for excellence through adversity.
BSS - 7:00pm
 


October 3
Mid-term Cram Night
The building social will give residents time to study for midterms with others in a tranquil environment.
SSH - 10:00pm
 

October 10
Pretty Wonderful Phyllis
This program will allow the residents to get to know their building and its residents on a personal, one on one basis. The activities held during this program will help build friendships and a positive community.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

October 24
What Do You Need?
This building social will consist of several parts. The staff will put on a play about a young college woman that has trouble meeting her personal and academic needs, residents will provide feedback to see if they know the right resources to help her.
RAH7:00pm
 

October 14
My Brother's Keeper
This is an interactive game involving the participants similar to the game "Telephone". Residents will tell the group their name, major, classification and hometown; they will then do a signature dance. As each resident goes, they will repeat what they previous resident said as well as their own introduction.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

October 28
Never Have I Ever
Never have I Ever will be a game identifying academic and personal needs. Residents will form a large circle. As the RAs read cards, smaller circles will be formed within the large circle resulting in recognition of academic needs and achievements.
BSS - 8:00pm
 

October 28
Grand Premiere of the Honors College/Dept. of Music Concert Series
This program will showcase the new series of music that the Honors College will use to get more students involved with the symphony. In partnership with Honors College and the Music Dept.
MRH
 


October
How is your APN Forum
Inviting the residents of SS1 - to an open forum to discuss academic and personal needs. Each RA will represent different academic and personal services on campus. The forum will allow the residents to have open discussion with the RAs about the services available to them and how they can improve their personal and academic success
SS1 - 8:00pm
 

October 13
Battle of the Academia
The residents will be grouped by different majors and placed on teams. The teams will then be given various questions to answer in regards to the other team. This will allow the residents to learn about other majors.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

October 13
What I Need to Succeed vs What I Want to Have Fun  
During the program we will encourage the residents to understand the difference between a need and a want. During this activity we will prepare a list of wants that can possibly detour a person from reaching their goal to receive what they really need. The program will be conducted through an open forum in the lobby. When the residents arrive, the staff will pass out a list of items both needs and wants to create dialogue to observe and understand what residents value in life.
CSH - 6:00pm

 

October 13
Meeting your needs
This is an educational program that gets the ladies to differentiate their academic needs from their personal needs. There will be ice breakers and activities to get their mind and body working.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

October 20
If You Really Knew Me 
The relaxed setting of this program will allow residents to express themselves about midterms, flaws, success, failures and how to better the semester.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

November 5
Diversity Day
Residents will be given the opportunity to complete a self-identity packet to assist them in knowing themselves a little bit better. There will also be a discussion of cultural stereotypes and learning common misconceptions in our society.
BSN - 7:00pm


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NOVEMBER

November 5
Wii Need to Get Fit 
Residents will play Wii games to help assess their mental and physical needs. The type of Wii games they will play involve various activities that involve their body moving and their brain thinking to solve problems and react quickly.
BSS - 8:00pm

 

November 12
Yoga Night
This program is designed to introduce the students to the many benefits of yoga. The staff will begin the program with a brief history of yoga and the different types of yoga.
MRH - 7:00pm
 

November 19
Fitness for Life…Wii
This program will allow students to get physical. The Nintendo Wii Fit and Exercise "game" will exercise their mind, body and soul. It will help residents to understand the importance of physical health.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

November 19
A Man with a Plan
This Building social is an opportunity for the residents to sit down and take time to invest in their future. During this social we will design a five and ten year plan to map out future goals and projected career paths.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

November 15
I know Who I am 
A guess speaker, Cressida Lenard, will facilitate the educational program in the form of a group counseling session. She will complete various activities that will encourage the residents to evaluate their physical and mental being.
RAH7:00pm
 

November 29
Scheduling  
In this program, the staff will discuss how to properly schedule classes for the spring semester with the residents. Giving them tips on how to properly and efficiently schedule their classes.
BSS - 8:00pm
 

November 8
Show Me How To Study 
This will be an educational program that centers around positive and negative study habits. We will attempt to make this an active environment that will involve skits and other situations that will engage the residents' attention.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

November 13
Basketball Tournament  PT 1
Charles will hold a basketball tournament and collect useful items for unfortunate youth in the hampton Roads Area for the holiday season. The tournament will be open to all residents and staff of RLH.
CSH - 12:00pm
 

November 13
You put What in that Cookie? 
This program will meet the physical health portion of this month's theme. The staff will gather the ladies together and discuss the effects of a bad diet and how it affects your mental and physical being. The staff will also serve desserts made from only vegan products.
LSH - 8:00pm
 

November 20
Basketball Tournament-Give Away   PT 2
This program coincides with the basketball tournament. The purpose of this part of the program is to give the family of Charles a chance to give back to the community in which they currently reside. The students and residents of Charles will bring the items to a children services agency.
CSH - 12:00pm
 

November 21
I am More than the Skin I'm In 
This building social will be a multicultural program. Self identity will be discussed and questioned. We will encourage the residents to get into groups where they have less visual commonalities to discuss different views, opinions and beliefs.
RAH7:00pm
 

November 11
The Confessional 
This program is a way for residents to express any time they felt depressed about any event that may have affected their life. We will invite a counselor from the Counseling Center to add professional feedback for residents. They will have 5 minutes to write down their deepest fears and then work their way around the room to find others that share those same fears. This will give them a support system within the hall.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

November 11
Do You Know Yourself?
The program entitled "Do You Know Yourself" is designed to help residents to better know themselves by asking personal, emotional and physical questions which will spark an open dialogue with the residents and facilitators of the program. The staff will seek representatives from the Spartan Health center here on the campus as well as the neighboring communities to come and speak to the residents on some of the issues affecting our community.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

November 11
Gossip Girls
This program is designed to give the residents in the hall an opportunity to speak freely about whatever is on their mind, whether it be boys, school or life in general. The purpose of the program is to help the residents bond with each other on a more social level and to help each other.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

November 11
Don't Let It Be…Super Size Me
With this program, we hope to encourage healthy eating habits through true SHOCK value. We will show "Super Size Me" which focuses on the binge eating of one man, as he eats nothing but McDonald's for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We hope to educate the residents about the horrors of bad eating habits and feel that this movie will accomplish that goal in full.
MRH - 6:00pm
 

November 18
What's your IQ?
This program focuses on using everything the students have learned so far this semester. They will have to complete activities based on information they should have learned so far about the campus.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

November 18
Top Chef-SS1 - Edition 
Residents will participate in a cook off for the best thanksgiving food with the least amount of fat without losing the tats. The winner will receive a $20gift card. This competition will encourage the residents to use their problem solving skills to create a personal masterpiece.
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

November 2
SS1 - Fitness Fanfare
The Fitness Fanfare is a program designed to encourage, educate and motivate our residents about the importance of physical fitness. The residents will view a video on how important it is to stay in shape and how to incorporate healthy living into everyday life.
SS1 - 8:00pm
 

November 16
Giving Back
This program is designed to give residents an insight on how to give back to the community through local organizations. The purpose is to encourage the residents to give free time to the local Food bank
PWH - 8:00pm
 

November 23
Crash Learning & Reflecting 
The movie, Crash, will be watched to create discussion. The purpose of the program is to form character relations toward the resident themselves and the characters from the movie. A discussion will be held during each pivotal point in the movie.
BSS - 8:00pm
 

November 9
Honors Café 
During this program the residents' eyes will be "opened" to the real world as they will be able to sit and talk with corporate men and women in the comfort of their own residence hall. This program will expose different avenues that one can take with their educational path.
MRH - 4:30pm
 

November 10
Lets Figure It Out
During this program the hall staff will provide tips and resources from the internet that will help and encourage young ladies figure out ways to eat right and lose/maintain weight. The residents will understand how to use their NSU Meal Plan to eat correctly.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

November 17
If I Were a Boy
The focus of this program is to provide an open discussion for female residents. Females in college are often bombarded with extra pressures and the program's goal is to open the floor for discussion about items that may be stressful to females.
LSH - 8:00pm
 

November 24
Are you pondering what I'm pondering? 
Residents will be encouraged to stay focused and motivated while attending NSU.
BSN - 7:00pm


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DECEMBER

December 3
Lee Holiday Movie Night
The building will host a holiday movie night to end the semester on a positive community note. The residents will vote on which holiday movie they would like to view.
LSH - 7:00pm

 

December 3
Holiday Celebration
The Holiday Party will be a celebration of the various holidays during the winter season.
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

December 3
Re-cap
Since we have partnered with the Honors College for some events, the staff thought it would be nice to reflect on the time spent with each other and evaluate the effectiveness of the RA programs and the collaborative programs with the Honors College.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

December 4
Are You Ready?
Residents will be given the opportunity to meet as a group and study. It will build team spirit and allow them to lean on one another during finals week. Getting peer/classmate assistance will also take place. A ten minute social break will be given after an hour of study.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

December 4
Cookie and Cake Night 
The staff is putting together a cookie and cake night to finish out the semester. The staff will supply the desserts and drinks. The purpose of the program is to bring everyone together for the final curtain call of the semester.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

December 5
Higher Learning
The staff will show the movie "Higher Learning" to help residents prepare for the upcoming semester.
BSS - 9:00pm
 

December 5
Home for the Holidays
For the December social the residents will be watching movies, eating and having a good time in order to relax before finals and packing to go home.
PWH - 7:00pm
 

December 2
Game Night
The game night will be a great way to unwind from a long stressful semester.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

December 1
Charles Smith ESPY Awards
The Charles Smith EPSY's is an award show, a spinoff from ESPN Awards. This award show will recognize and celebrate those residents/students who have been making positive changes in their campus community or the larger community.
CSH - 9:25pm
 
 
December 8
Are We There Yet?
This program will encourage residents to take what they have learned their first semester and apply it to the spring semester.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

December 1
Life Goes On
This building social will be in the form of a fair. For the entrance the ladies will go around the tables and pick up information, enjoy refreshments and then discuss how they go through the semester and share any words of encouragement for someone struggle to get through
RAH - 7:00pm