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January

January 7
7th floor meeting
BSS
 

January 9
Playoff Bracket
The program is designed to allow residents to reflect by making comparative judgments based off of their team's performance on their way to the playoffs. Using the NFL playoff bracket will be placed in the hall and update until the Super Bowl Game. This is a social program meant to allow residents to talk about their football team opinions.
CSH - 4:00pm
 

January 12
Welcoming Greatness and Exceeding all Expectations
This social program is designed to allow the female residents of Rosa Alexander the opportunity to fellowship while discussing the spring semester. Literature and tips will be given out to the residents to assist them in planning and obtaining goals this semester and for their tenure at Norfolk State University.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

January 13
Academic Jeopardy
This program is structured after the television show "Jeopardy." It is intended for residents to improve on their academic skills. The answers/questions will be based on studying techniques, learning methods, time management, eliminating procrastination and more!
MRH - 8:00pm
 

January 18
Me, Myself, and Success
This educational program includes the viewing of "Remember the Titans." Following the movie a question and answer period will be conducted; residents will develop and identify key concepts of the movie.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

January 19
Musical Bingo
This program is designed for residents to come and socialize with others in a fun, different, musical way to play bingo.
BSS
 

January 19
New Year = New Beginnings
This program shall provide residents with ways to successfully begin the New Year with a fresh mindset; leading to goals being achieved. Group activities and icebreakers related to academic and personal success will be conducted.
RAH
 

January 19
How to Maintain Your Academic Success
The residents will learn great study habits. They will reflect on how to improve with their studies. They will also learn more about the support systems we have on campus that can assist with their success.
LSH - 6:00pm
 

January 19
What's Your Academic Plan?
The residents will be given the chance to create their own academic plan and goals for this semester (spring 2011).
RAH - 7:00pm
 

January 19
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream
This social program will give the Residents and Resident Assistants and Senior Resident Assistant of PWH the opportunity to fellowship and network with one another. They will enjoy a special treat while getting to know each other.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

January 20
Higher Learning
This program will help residents understand their college experience. The film, "Higher Learning," has realistic scenarios which will help students make better decisions during their tenure at Norfolk State University.
SSH - 6:00pm
 

January 20
Toilet Paper
Residents will be told they are going camping and that they need to take as much toilet paper that they think they may need for a three day trip. For each piece of paper they possess, residents must talk about their past life experiences, past accomplishments and future goals. Reflection on past accomplishments will motivate residents to keep accomplishing goals.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

January 22
Support the Mighty Spartans!
The residents of Spartan Suites will come together and attend the Women and Men Basketball Games. Supporting fellow residents who are on the team as well as socializing with each other.
SS1
 

January 24
What Makes Me Unique?
The program will allow the residents to freely express what is unique about themselves through various activities.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

January 26
Aspire to Inspire: Building Upon the Fun Intellectual Foundation
This program will include a series of group interactive games that will teach the basics of communication and the best ways of networking. It serves a purpose for residents to continue to build upon these skills as the matriculate through their career as college students.
BSS - 8:00pm
 

January 26
Your "Mafia" Support System
This program will consist of playing the card game 'Mafia.' Each playing card represents a character. After the game is played a discussion will be held how each character is comparable to the residents' life as a student. The discussion will allow residents to express themselves in a fun way.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

January 27
Dean's List for Dummies
This program will consist of residents who have made the Dean's List. The residents will create a written formula of how they obtain a spot on the list. This formula will be presented to other residents to assist them in becoming the best students at NSU.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

January 28
I'm Locked Up, They Won't Let Me Out
This program will simulate a "lock-in" within the lobby of BSN. This program will serve as a formal welcome back for residents as they redevelop friendships and relationship with old and new residents in the building through icebreakers, activities and movies.
BSN - 10:00pm
 

January 31
Kick off to Black History Month
The purpose of this program is to educate the residents in African American History and the culture. There will be a trivial type game played that will incorporate important historical figures and moments in African American History.
PWH - 8:00pm



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February


 

February 2
Our Cultures - Scavenger Hunt
The purpose of this program is to give an educational twist to the fun game of a scavenger hunt. The program will include factual information about other cultures and about black history month.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

February 3
Recognizing Success Through Culture: Open Mic Night
Residents will be given an opportunity to present and display their talents. We will also briefly look into African American History in celebration of Black History Month. The overall purpose is to reflect upon the history, representing all aspects of the culture.
BSS
 

February 6
Pre Super Bowl, Black History Bowl
The Super Bowl is the most watched television event in American History. Every year, without a doubt, the residents of Charles Smith Hall gather around the "tube" like a big family around a winter time fireplace. Prior to the game a mixture of Black History and Football/Super Bowl Trivia will be asked keeping the residents intrigued and engaged into the game with the mixing of education and sports.
CSH - 7:30pm
 

February 8
LEGASI Presents: "The GLBT Community within the African American Community"
LEGASI Presents: "The GLBT Community within the African American Community" This program will offer students the opportunity to learn more about the history of the GLBT Community within the African American Culture and to discuss the social and political aspects of the community specifically associated with the African American Culture.
NSC - 7:00pm
 

February 10
Anti-Valentine's Day Bash
The purpose of this program is to give the residents a chance to socialize and communicate with each other in a social atmosphere about a holiday that many people choose not to celebrate. Residents will recite poetry, watch a movie related to Anti-Valentine's day and fellowship.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

February 10
Open Mic Your Culture
This program is designed to open the girls' eyes about the different cultures that can be found right here in the building. There will be a part II of this program later in the month, that will give the residents an opportunity to open up about their cultures and express it in their own way, through a contest.
PWH - 8:30pm
 

February 11
Valentine's Day Bash
The purpose of this program is to celebrate the upcoming Valentine's Day. The residents will be embraced by a colorful decorated lobby as well given the chance to recite poetry and participate in Valentine's Day activities.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

February 13
Bitter Sweet
The program is a pre Valentine's Day real talk about love and relationships. Men will find out what Women truly want from them and vice versa. A simple yet extremely interesting topic that will be used a social that will lay a great foundation for Valentine's Day.
SSH - 6:00pm
 

February 13
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
Let Freedom Sing powerfully retells one of the greatest stories in American history, the Civil Rights Movement, in a compelling new way... through the singers and songwriters who fought for change through their music. This amazing DVD chronicles the power of lyrics and songs that helped move a generation during turbulent times, bringing change to our country. This is the story that made President Obama's success possible, told for the first time through the music that drove it and those who were there. Narrated by Louis Gosset Jr., interviews with Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, Chuck D, Andrew Young, Quincy Jones, Pete Seeger and more. Also features 29 performances, 10 top ten classic hits! Includes Respect, Change Is Gonna Come, People Get Ready, Fight the Power and What's Going On.
BSS/BSN Lobby - 8:00pm
 

February 15
State of the Black Union
Residents will be able to express themselves towards how they feel about the state of society right now. Topics such as stereotypes, racism and institutionalized racism will be discussed.
BSS
 

February 15
The Way "We" Live (Black history Incorporated)
The purpose of this program is to discuss statistics on how college students live. We want the college community to be aware of our habits good or bad. The residents will discuss how our culture influences them.
RAH
 

February 15
An Introduction of the African Diaspora Poetic Movements of the Americas
This program is designed to introduce the students to several important African Diaspora poetic movements: Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance, Poesia Negra, and Negrismo movements. The program will include key facts of these movements and key authors of the movements. The similarities and differences among the movements will be discusses and examples of music that illustrate the traits of the movements will be played.
MRH - 7:30am
 

February 15
Reflection (Our Culture, New Cultures and Diversity Awareness)
This program is designed to give residents a chance to listen and discuss other cultures. Presenters will speak to residents from different aspects such as LGBT Community, physically impaired, and religious and cultural backgrounds.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

February 17
Hide and Seek
Residents will participate in a building scavenger hunt based on Black History and NSU History. Residents will complete the task individually by collecting clues to win a prize. The scavenger hunt will allow residents to bond while gaining knowledge.
SS1 - 4:00pm
 

February 17
Black History Jeopardy
Teams will be formed by residents and they will be asked different historical questions related to black history. The purpose of this program is to enhance the MRH Community and to learn more about and embrace Black History.
MRH - 7:00pm
 

February 17
Culture Shock
Each floor will choose a country and the RA will decorate their bulletin board according to that country. The RA will present a brief history about that country and their culture systems during the program.
BSN - 7:30pm
 

February 17
Open Mic Your Culture - part II
This program is designed to open the residents' eyes about each other's cultures. This is part II to the educational program that was held on February 10, 2010. The residents will decorate their door to relate to different cultures.
PWH - 8:30pm
 

February 20
Motown Karaoke
In honor of Black History Month, the Spartan Suites Community will be providing our residents with a culturally enriched Motown Karaoke Night. Residents will be encouraged to channel their favorite artists dating back to the 1950s.
SS1 - 3:00pm
 

February 20
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
Let Freedom Sing powerfully retells one of the greatest stories in American history, the Civil Rights Movement, in a compelling new way... through the singers and songwriters who fought for change through their music. This amazing DVD chronicles the power of lyrics and songs that helped move a generation during turbulent times, bringing change to our country. This is the story that made President Obama's success possible, told for the first time through the music that drove it and those who were there. Narrated by Louis Gosset Jr., interviews with Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, Chuck D, Andrew Young, Quincy Jones, Pete Seeger and more. Also features 29 performances, 10 top ten classic hits! Includes Respect, Change Is Gonna Come, People Get Ready, Fight the Power and What's Going On.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

February 23
United We Stand but Divided We Fall (Black History)
The residents will be encouraged to share stereotypes about their culture, facts about their culture, and interesting facts about their culture. The purpose of this program is to allow the residents to teach and learn about other cultures and experience diversity.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

February 24
Many Shades…Only One Purpose
This program will allow the residents to meet the different organizations on campus that are here to help serve the different cultures and races on campus. There will be a representative from the Caribbean Student Association, NAACP and other student organizations. They will discuss how their organizations can assist residents while matriculating at NSU.
BSN - 7:30pm
 

February 25
The Struggle
The Struggle is a program intended to capture the essence of the African American experience from slavery to present day. The major theme will be the reflection of the struggle that African Americans have endured for generations. The program will appeal to the emotions of the residents and hopefully give them a new respect for the struggle of the African American people.
SSH - 6:00pm
 

February 28
Charles Smith ESPY Awards
The Charles Smith ESPY Awards is conducted like an award show, a spinoff from ESPN's ESPY Award Show. The residents who have been making positive and/or notable changes in their community or the university community will be recognized and celebrated. This is the 2nd Charles Smith ESPY Award show promoting positive actions in CSH.
CSH - 8:30pm


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March

March 1-26
Donation Drive – "Cleaning Out Your Closet"
This program gives residents the opportunity to give back to the community. This program will also benefit residents through spring cleaning. Residents will be able to donate slightly used or new items that will be donated to charity.
SS1
 

March 2
Road Trip!
This program is supposed to be an informative program on nice places that the residents can go for spring break. Also, the RAs will be telling the residents about fun things they can do during the break, traveling tips, and budgeting.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

March 3
Support the Mighty Spartans
This program is to support the men and women basketball teams. This program will show how a building will come together and support one another in pressure situations. Supporting the basketball games is a great community builder.
SS1 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 

March 7-11
Spring Break
All Regions
 

March 8
Community 101 Campaign, Motivate, Teach and Inspire
The name of this program is Community 101: Motivate Teach and Inspire. The focus of March is dedicated to taking time out for others. I want to create a visual and help others. The purpose of this program is to go out and do community activities and take pictures while doing it. The program will encourage residents to share pictures and stories that have been gathered.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

March 14
When You Receive…Give!
This building social will be a community service program. Service to others will be discussed and questioned. A sorority will come and explain to the residents the importance of community service. Many people do not understand what classifies as community service and how important it is to the community. The sorority will be tasked with sharing information about the many community service opportunities extended on campus and the importance of giving back.
RAH
 

March 14
Volunteer Social
This program will allow the residents to receive information on the local volunteering agencies in the area that are in need of volunteers. They will get this information while making their own ice cream sundaes. This program will also allow residents to reflect and improve for the future. All residents will paint their hands with a color of their choice, then will touch hands with someone else and place them hands on a large canvas to create a large tree. They will write a brief description on how they will serve their community in the future. This tree symbolizes the growth of a community and working together to keep it strong.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

March 15
Taking Time Out to Serve Others
This program will used to inform the residents on the importance of community service in their growth at an University. It will also provide the residents with a list of community service activities from the NSU Career Services as well as other activities that were found. This will allow those residents who have yet to involve themselves in community service to get some experience and further enrich the involvement of those residents who have been involved in community service.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

March 15
Movie Social
The program will be the recap of the Educational Program for the month of March.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

March 16
Community Service
This program is designed to inform residents of the benefits to oneself and their community through the act of community service. A special guest speaker, member of Iota Phi Theta, Emmanuel Uwejeyan, will come and speak to the residents on our behalf and explain what community service can do for the community.
BSS - 6:00pm
 

March 17
The Art of Giving
This program is designed to inform residents of the importance of giving back to their community through organizations located locally and at NSU.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

March 20
Giving Back Without Paying a Dime
This program is intended to lead the residents of MRH to give back to their community. A guest speaker will give a presentation on what it means to give back and explain multiple ways to give back to the community and others without paying money.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

March 23
Sharing is Caring
This program shall allow residents to share how their year has been going so far and the things that they have been outside of school to help the community. There will also be information provided on other community service projects.
RAH
 

March 23
Selfless
This program is for the residents of PWH to volunteer at the NSU Brambleton Community Outreach Center. They will be volunteering with the young ladies that attend the community center by helping them with homework and other assignments. This will aid the residents in giving back to the community as well as realizing people around them need assistance.
PWH - 4:00pm
 

March 23
Watch Rosa Go Green!
This program will be a planned community service event, the residents of RAH will be cleaning up the surrounding greens of Rosa Alexander Hall and the Greek walkway of NSU.
RAH - 5:00pm
 

March 25
Helping Out
This program is meant to be a supplement to a previous program, giving residents an opportunity to get our and help their community. The residents will have a chance to volunteer at the Dream Keeper Academy helping the students.
BSS - 4:00pm
 

March 26
Giving Back to Our Community
This program is designed for the residents and the RAs to visit a community center or other facility that is totally dedicated to the improvement of the local community. The Southeastern Food Bank is where we will visit to allow the residents a firsthand view on how helping the community really can make a difference in the lives of others.
BSN - 10:00am
 

March 27
Helping Hands
This program is intended to allow the residents a chance to be active participants in community building by visiting local nursing homes. Residents will volunteer and the nursing home in many ways. We will wear Norfolk State University paraphernalia to represent our University and show that we are a caring University and to also motivate the residents to continue to give back by touching the residents' hearts.
SSH
 

March 27
Time to Reflect
This social program is planned to allow residents to interact with each other and express to other residents what giving back means to them.
MRH - 8:00pm
 

March 27-31
Donation Drive – "Cleaning Out Your Closet"
This program gives residents the opportunity to give back to the community. This program will also benefit residents through spring cleaning. Residents will be able to donate slightly used or new items that will be donated to charity.
SS1


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April


April 1
Changing Places
The program will focus on the stereotypical roles of males and females and how their behavior is perceived by current day society. The program will allow male residents from Babbette Smith South to mingle with Babbette Smith north residents to gain first hand insight of how their gender roles are different and similar in the same manner. The purpose of the program is self-evaluation of the sexes and hot it conflicts with the perception of peers and college experiences.
BSN - 8:13pm
 

April 1-26
Success @ NSU – Alumni Panel
Spartan Suites will have a panel of alumnus who will answer questions from the residents on how to obtain success after graduation. The residents that need the advices will be given the opportunity to make changes in current academics and future career ventures.
SS1
 

April 3
What is your Destiny?
This educational program will provide residents with information in regards to how to go about making a positive change in their life. Its purpose is to have a guest speaker serve as the highlight of this program and to present a different perspective on the subject. Mr. Steven Spence, a football player from ECU will be the guest speaker.
LSH - 6:00pm
 

April 5
It's Ok To Be Uncomfortable
This program is designed to have the resident evaluate what habits attributes to their comfort and if that are good or bad habits. The program will begin with the resident stating what bad habits they practice and why they believe that they are detrimental to the personal maturity of the individual. Tips will be provided on ways practice healthy habits that will increase achieving high personal goals.
MRH - 7:30am
 

April 5
Ambitious Bingo
This program is a building social where residents are going to be playing a game entitled "Ambitious Bingo." The game will have words that are aimed towards some type of dream or goal that one may aspire. Its purpose is to allow the residents to think of all the positive aspects of life. Ambitious Bingo meets its program focus due to the fact that it allows residents to graduate from their past and press towards a positive future.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

April 5
Pretty Wonderful Phyllis Wheatley Awards Ceremony
This program is stemmed around the residents in the building that have worked to make their school and living experience not only a positive one for themselves, but also for other residents in the building. The residents will be nominated by their peers in the building with a brief description of why that resident should be nominated.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

April 6
Working it out in the Suite Life!
Obesity is a serious issue in the black community; this epidemic has increased substantially in the age demographic of 18-24 yrs old recently. To solve the health risk of obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, this program provides a personal trainer to assist the residents in healthy living and activity. Residents will receive a work out session with a trainer and receive information on healthy nutrition. Utilizing this month idea of change in oneself and others, it provides the tools for residents to change their health and the health of loved ones.
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

April 11
My Success Will be Measured on How Many People I've Touched
This building social will consist of various parts. The first part will be a skit of a young college woman who has trouble in daily life situations but some helpful classmate assists her through her trials and tribulations. Throughout the skit we will allow residents to comment or ask questions about the situation. This is active learning, allowing resident to comment and provide recommendations will hopefully lead them to applying it to their own lives. The last activity will be a series of games used to allow residents to understand each other and their differences.
RAH
 

April 13
The 1st Annual Floor Olympics
This program is a great way to show how connected a floor living community really is. The different events in these Olympics will give residents a hand on experience with trust, enthusiasm, and pride for their floor. Events like the "Guide Your Roommate" and "Ping Pong Ball Race" will be included.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

April 13
Where's Your Money Going?
This program is provided to teach the residents about the process of completing taxes correctly and before the deadline. It will educate the ladies about the ways to save their money for the long term and spending when necessary.
PWH - 8:00pm
 

April 15
Stress Free Dodge Ball Tournament
This is an opportunity for the residents to relieve stress of final weeks by participating in a friendly dodge ball tournament. This program will allow residents the opportunity to clear their thoughts through a friendly game in providing relaxation before the final weeks of school with the intent on releasing stress to indirectly aim for better scores.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

April 15
Time to Make a Change
The program focuses on encouraging residents to get involved in making positive changes personally on the campus community. Residents will have a discussion on the simple things to keep a safe environment while living on and off campus.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

April 17
Something to Think About
This program will allow the residents to ponder about life obstacles and circumstances and learn to grow, develop, and mature from experiences. We will watch an inspiring film, "Dead Poets Society." This film will teach the residents how to live with passion and dedication to education and most importantly themselves.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

April 1-26
Success @ NSU – Alumni Panel
Spartan Suites will have a panel of alumnus who will answer questions from the residents on how to obtain success after graduation. The residents that need the advices will be given the opportunity to make changes in current academics and future career ventures.
SS1
 

April 20
Inspire Me
The program will focus on role models that inspire change. The residents will gather in the lobby and construct images or collages of their inspiration and explain how they inspired change in their life. The residents and resident assistants will ask each the ultimate question for self-evaluation, "Do You Have It Together?" The purpose of the program is to allow residents to express how change may be good or bad, as long as it's a learning experience
BSN - 7:45pm
 

April 22
Who is Your Role Model?
This program will allow residents to see what well-rounded role model is. Kevin Hinds, a middle school teacher in Hampton, VA at Sims Middle School and ODU Masters in Educational Leadership student. He previously was on the Council for Exceptional Children and attended four conferences that took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Washington, D.C., Orlando, FL, and Vancouver, Canada. He will present on being a community role model and how being a role model can keep you on the right path to goals.
SSH
 

April 22
All Is Well That Ends Well
In this program we want to have a social event that will allow residents to relax and enjoy all the hardships they had to overcome this semester.
MRH - 7:00pm
 

April 23
Make Me Over: Makeup for the Challenged Cover girl
This program will focus around giving the ladies of my floor insight into methods for applying makeup as well as different looks they can accomplish from day-to-day. A discussion on professional and personal makeup styles will also be held.
LSH
 

April 25
Tips
Playing the game of "Tips" will get the resident to obtain and apply vital lessons in sports and education. The game involves the use of an entire deck of playing cards, Q-Tips, and a Table with chairs. The game is facilitated and tips given on how to win the game after each round. The tips will be analogies that make a parallel between the game and life lessons.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

April 26
College After Life
College is the first step to success in a positive lift. After college, we want residents to continue to move in that direction and start their career. A representative from Career Services will speak to the resident of the importance of career planning starting now.
RAH
 

April 26
Aspiring to Make a Positive Change in Your Life
An open talk forum will be held for the residents about what they could change about their academics (anything personal is optional) and other residents will provide positive advice. We will set up an academic plan and set goals for the summer and upcoming academic year of 2011-2012.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

April 27-30
Success @ NSU - Alumni Panel
Spartan Suites will have a panel of alumnus who will answer questions from the residents on how to obtain success after graduation. The residents that need the advices will be given the opportunity to make changes in current academics and future career ventures.
SS1
 

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May

May 1-7
Finals
All Regions
 

May 7
NSU Student Graduation
All Regions


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September

9/7/2011
Your Support Systems on Campus
The residents will be educated by a NSU Counseling Center counselor on strategies and tactics to handle emotional and mental issues. They will also receive vital information about the counseling resources available on campus.
PWH
 

9/8/2011
Starting Line Up
The staff will introduce themselves to the residents as well as explaining various on-campus resources that may be useful to residents.
CSH - 8:00pm
 

9/11/2011
I Love NSU!!!
The residents will be offered a chance to get to know other students and RAs. Residents will play games and participate in various activities.
LSH - 3:00pm
 

9/12/2011
Ask Rosie
The residents will be encouraged to come to the lobby for information about various programs and resources available to them at Norfolk State. Residents will also be able to ask questions to the staff about any issue they are encountering.
RAH - 7:15PM
 

9/13/2011
Leaning On My Shield
The residents along with the staff will be able to interact amongst each other. Residents will have the opportunity to play the WII to bring the residents together to build an in hall support system.
SSH - 8:00pm
 

9/14/2011
Babbette Smith North Family Game Night
The residents will engage in an activity night that will promote the growth of long term friendships and create positive living environment and community.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

9/19/2011
Need A Workout Buddy?
The residents will obtain information on living a healthy lifestyle. The purpose is to provide a support system, start new eating habits and implement exercise into daily activities.
BSS - 7:15PM
 

9/19/2011
Promo Days (Banner Designing) All Halls
RHA - 7:00pm
 

9/20/2011
Washing Tall (ASI Campus Laundry Solutions)
The residents will engage in a presentation from a representative from ASI that will discuss the proper usage of the laundry facilities in the residence halls and on campus.
MRH - 6:00pm
 

9/21/2011
Navigation To Success
Residents will be able to gather information about activities, organizations and programs on campus. They will also become familiar with the University and what it has to offer.
LSH - 8:00pm
 

9/21/2011
Starting the Year With A Career in Mind
The residents will be introduced to the support and services available by Career Services
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

9/22/2011
Pep Talk
The residents and staff will come together to share experiences in hopes of meeting new people and gain a support system
CSH - 7:30pm
 

9/23/2011
Rep' Your Floor
The residents will be given the chance to participate in a team building activity with their fellow peers. The program will make residents utilize their communication skills, listening skills, and creativity to achieve a goal of having the best banner to display.
BSS - 8:00pm
 

9/26/2011
Don't Look Down
The residents will learn about different support services that are available on campus. Residents will also learn that they are not alone in regards to various situations in their life.
BSS - 6:00pm
 

9/26/2011
I Am My Brother's Keeper
The residents engage in various group activities that will have the residents support each other using various techniques to build a bond between the male residents of Samuel Scott Hall.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

9/26/2011
Let's Talk About Relations
The residents will have a representative from the Spartan Health Center speak about practicing safe relations. The purpose of this program is to educate residents on the importance of protecting themselves while having relations or practicing abstinence.
BSN - 7:00pm
 

9/28/2011
Who Got your Back
The residents will participate in various team building activities and will work on building trust and getting to know each other.
RAH - 7:00pm
 

9/29/2011
Teambuilding
The residents will be able to bond with one another and also try to unite the hall as one. They will participate in many different team building activities to gain dynamic rapport among one another and solve difficult problems.
PWH


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October



10/2/2011
Family Feud "Scott Hall Style"
The residents will participate in a game modeled after "Family Feud" that will promote and foster a great sense of family and community within the hall.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

10/3/2011
Needs vs. Wants Game Show
The residents will participate in a program created in the style of a game show that will give a good comparison between what is needed for academic and personal needs. The purpose is to establish the difference between needs and wants from academic and personal needs. It will be fun, exciting and a learning experience.
BSN - 7:02PM
 

10/3/2011
Where's the Money
The residents will be given the opportunity to ask any questions pertaining to acquiring money for post-secondary education. The facilitators of the session will verbally provide resources that will aid them in their search for money.
BSS - 7:30pm
 

10/4/2011
Good Student, Bad Student
The residents will get ready for mid-term week. The RAs will perform a play demonstrating good student and bad student scenarios. Students will also learn time management skills.
LSH - 8:00pm
 

10/6/2011
Instant Replay
The residents will be informed about different strategies they can implement when preparing for an exam.
CSH - 7:30pm
 

10/6/2011
Musical Bingo
The residents will be able to come out and just have some "plain ol' fun" playing Bingo with a slight twist. Songs will be played and the residents will have to match the song with the title located on the Bingo Card.
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

10/8/2011
RHA Campus Clean Up
The Residence Hall Association along with volunteer residents will dispose of trash and debris from the campus grounds.  This event will begin at PWH and end at the Campus Police Station.
ALL - 8:00am
 

10/9/2011
You Are Not Alone
The residents will obtain information about the counseling center. A Representative for the Counseling Center will be available to speak about everything that Center has to offer to students of NSU.
BSS - 6:15PM
 

10/11/2011
Forum & Social
6:00pm-8:30pm
 

10/11/2011
LEGASI-National Coming Out Day Celebration
NSC - 11:30am-1:00pm
 

10/12/2011
C.R.A.M.
The C.R.A.M. (Collective Resources for Acing Midterms) program is centered on providing residents with helpful tools and information to help successfully make it through midterm week.
RAH - 7:30pm
 

10/13/2011
Speed Tutoring
The residents will participate in an activity to match a tutor to a tutee. The event will be modeled after the popular way to meet dates in a fast format. After the speed tutoring session the pairs will be able to sit and study the different subjects.
MRH - 7:00pm
 

10/17/2011
Breast Cancer Awareness
The residents will have the opportunity to listen to a guest speaker speak on the awareness of breast cancer and how to enhance awareness.
PWH
 

10/18/2011
What I Need 101
The residents will receive information on how to maintain good grades and improves poor grades, as an academic need. In addition, the purpose of the program is to provide tips that will allow residents to determine wants from needs. This program will expose residents to campus resources that will provide assistance for academic needs.
BSN - 7:30pm
 

10/19/2011
Catch Up Day
Residents will have staff and student tutors from ACCESS to come and teach residents how to study, the importance of studying and what they can gain from studying.
SSH - 7:30pm
 

10/19/2011
Post-Game
The residents will be informed on the various ways to relieve stress effectively such as breathing exercises, working out and the use of stress balls.
CSH - 7:30pm
 

10/19/2011
Spartan Jeopardy
The residents will answer questions pertaining to NSU campus programs, academic help, history, etc. This will be done in a format similar to the game show "Jeopardy."
LSH - 8:00pm
 

10/20/2011
Let's Make A Deal: Spartan Style
The residents will be able to win prizes based on questions answered about Norfolk State University as well as questions about the statistics with studying. The program is based on the TV Game Show "Let's Make A Deal".
SS1 - 7:00pm
 

10/20/2011
The Privilege Line
The residents will be able to see that although we all come from different backgrounds and places we all have issues and need a strong support system. The focus is for the residents to understand each other and have a deeper sense of one another.
BSS - 8:00pm
 

10/21/2011
RHA Breast Cancer Walk
RHA will host a Breast Cancer Walk at William "Dick" Price Stadium.  This event is designed to increase the awareness of the effects of breast cancer and to encourage people to follow the proper procedures to detect cancer.  Music, prizes, and refreshments will be provided.
Dick Price Stadium - 11:00am
 

10/27/2011
Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
The residents will be able to participate in a trick-or-treat experience within the residence hall. The twist to this trick-or-treat experiences is that residents will receive items to promote good academic and personal needs.
RAH - 8:15PM
 

10/27/2011
Dinner Mystery
The residents will engage in a mystery game called "Clue." The residents can dress up to fully emerge themselves into the game. A scavenger hunt will occur to help lead the residents to determine "who did what."
PWH
 

10/30/2011
RHA Manhunt
RHA will host this event where the residents will play a game similar to hide-and-seek outdoors at Spartan Greens.  Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the New Student Center.
Spartan Greens - 6:00pm


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November

11/1/2011
Self-Identity Through Music
The residents will be given the opportunity to discover something about them with the aid of music. The program is designed to link the types of music residents listen to on a daily basis to how they identify themselves. Various (edited) tracks will be played and residents will have to listen to the lyrics and decide if that song relates to them.
SS1 - 6:00pm
 

11/2/2011
Express Yourself
The residents will be provided the opportunity to speak with a NSU Counseling Center counselor in person and ask questions while learning how to deal with mental and physical aspects of self-identity.
CSH - 7:30pm
 

11/5/2011
Because You Are Worth It
The residents will have a chance to network with one another while watching the movie "For Colored Girls." The purpose of this social is to allow the residents to spend time together while watching a movie that focuses on self-worth and empowerment and problem solving.
BSN - 7:30pm
 

11/6/2011
What Kind of Leader Are You?
The residents will obtain information about various leadership styles. The residents will be able to do a self-evaluation to determine which leadership style they possess.
BSS - 8:15PM
 

11/9/2011
Lip Sync For Your Life
Participants will imitate their favorite artist and showcase their talent in this Musical Show presented by LEGASI.  Event will be held in NSC 149.
NSC - 6:00pm
 

11/9/2011
Yoga Day
Residents will learn about Yoga and how it is helpful with self-identity as well as physical, mental and spiritual evaluation.
PWH
 

11/10/2011
Cooking Up Zumba
The residents will be educated on cooking for a healthy lifestyle and participate in a Zumba Exercise Routine. The program is designed to give students ideas on how to start living healthier lives, especially during holiday seasons.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

11/10/2011
The Confessional: Part III
The residents will be able to express self-disclose anything they want to share with their peers. The program is designed to bring the residents closer together by acknowledging that we share commonalities with different aspects of life.
BSS - 7:30pm
 

11/10/2011
What Works for You?
The residents will interact with one another about what works for them educationally. A discussion on study methods and habits, tutoring services and techniques of learning will take place. Residents will also be able to share some their academic experiences and give feedback to other students.
RAH - 7:30pm
 

11/10/2011
Yoga & Yogurt
The residents will relax and evaluate themselves through Yoga and other stretching techniques.
MRH - 7:00pm
 

11/13/2011
Roommate Game
RHA EVENT
NSC Room 149 - 6:00pm
 

11/13/2011
Wii Fit
The residents will be given the opportunity to start healthy habits with the assistance of Wii Fit. Exercising with the Wii is an activity that will help to relieve mental stress while maintaining physical health.
RAH - 8:00pm
 

11/14/2011
Are You The Person You See In The Mirror?
The residents will be able to re-evaluate themselves to see if they are really the person they think they are and how people may view them. A short activity will be given and completed by the residents and they can rate themselves in order to see where they are.
SSH - 7:00pm
 

11/14/2011
College Student Olympics
The residents will interact with themselves and the people around them by competing in a series of four manageable games to win a prize.
BSS - 5:00pm
 

11/15/2011
Look At Me Now
The residents will have a sheet of paper with blank body parts and the students will receive directions on how to fill in each body part that makes them. The purpose of the program is for the young ladies to see that in college they continue to learn new things about themselves and that they are different from each other and should embrace it. There will also be time for goal sharing.
BSN - 7:30pm
 

11/15/2011
Milk and Cookies Discussion
The residents will be able to discuss various aspects of each gender as it relates to self-esteem and confidence. The program will contain two outlines for a male and female body. On each outline there will be topics on them about things that affect that particular gender in regards to self-esteem.
SS1 - 6:30pm
 

11/15/2011
Stress vs. Burnout
The residents will identify the difference between being stressed and being burned out. Students will also have the opportunity to share personal examples of when they may have been stressed or burned out. Tips on dealing with stress will be given and the opportunity to make personalized stress balls.
LSH - 7:00pm
 

11/16/2011
RHA Campus Wide Meeting
Residents will have an opportunity to address and concerns that pertain to Residence Life and Housing to the RHA or Housing Staff.  Meeting will be held in NSC 138A.
NSC - 7:00pm
 

11/16/2011
Who's Winning
Residents will be allowed to share and reflect on their own individuality, allowing them to take part in a social activity/competition with their fellow residents.
CSH - 7:30pm
 

11/18/2011
Midrise Game Time
The residents will be able to interact with other residents through the playing of various games and activities.
MRH - 5:00pm
 

11/21/2011
Giving Back
The residents of PWH will be creating holiday greeting cards for the residents of the assisted living facility. They will also visit with residents and talk with them about different things. This program allows residents to give back to those in the community.
PWH
 

11/21/2011
Remember Where You Came From
Residents will be able to reflect about where they came from and how others had to pave the way for them to get to where they are now. The purpose is to spark conversation about each other's history and explain their culture and how to embrace the differences.
SSH - 8:00pm


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December

12/1/2011
Home for the Holidays
The residents will attend a mandatory building meeting which will prepared them for their departure home for the Winter Holiday Break. The meeting will also serve as a building end-of-semester social.
RAH - 6:30pm
 

12/1/2011
Spartan Stars
The residents will give and receive praise from their peers for academic achievements. This program will foster an environment of positive praise for positive actions and also to encourage resident to work even harder the next semester.
LSH - 7:30pm
 

12/1/2011
Winter Wonderland
The residents will watch holiday themed movies; make holiday greeting card and 3D snowflakes along with hot chocolate with marshmallows to drink. This program will serve as an end-of-semester social for the residents.
PWH
 

12/2/2011
Midrise Movie Marathon
The residents will be able to enjoy and relax in the comfort of the residence hall while having a simple movie night.
MRH - 7:00pm
 

12/2/2011
Never Can Say Goodbye
The resident will spend time socializing with their peers before leaving for winter break. The program will present residents with a time to relax and ease their mind of the stress of final exams.
BSS - 7:00pm
 

12/2/2011
RA Appreciation Day
RHA
 

19-20-Sep11
RHA Promo Days
The RHA Building Representatives along with the residents will design and decorate a banner to promote the RHA and their residence hall.  This event is also designed give the residents an opportunity to meet their newly elected Building Representatives.
7:00pm