Students can look
forward to a longer Thanksgiving vacation, thanks to a
May 22 vote by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The Regents agreed
to eliminate classes on Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week and
grant a five-day recess for all undergraduate colleges, the Graduate
College, and the College of Pharmacy. The new break will take effect
this coming fall, when classes will not be held from November 24-28.
University offices will remain open for business November 24-26.
Getting involved in her residence hall has made her first year at The University ofIowa all the more rewarding, says Laura Avey of Ankeny, this year’s George L. Droll award winner.
“I just like helping people,” says Avey, who is majoring in English and journalism. In her role as a floor representative in Stanley, she helped raise money for residence hall events and also served on the staff of Earthwords, a literary review published by the Associated Residence Halls for the past 23 years.
The award was created
to honor the man who joined Iowa’s Department of Residence Services
in 1960 and served as its director from 1980 until his death in 1995.
Along with a certificate recognizing her contributions, Avey receives
a credit on her University bill of up to $1,000, to be used toward
her room and board charges next year, when she’ll be living in
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Although it may seem far away, it will be here before you know it.
In February 2004, students will receive information about reapplying
to live in the residence halls for 2004-05. Students, not parents,
will receive the reapplication materials, and only students can reapply.
But parents can remind their students of the importance of these deadlines.
If students do not fill out and return the UI Housing Application and
Contract Card, they will lose their opportunity to be housed in residence
halls next year. So, come February, make a note to yourself to drop
your student a few e-mail reminders.