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WINTER, 2008-09


Looking ahead: Advanced degrees advance career options

Revisiting his Iowa roots

Write at home: English department adds creative writing track for undergrads

Mom and Dad of the Year

Suggested pit stops during your student's college journey

Double-teaming campus: Twin sisters illustrate day-to-day life at the University

Susan Murty: Engaging students south of the border

Decking the hall: University Housing to accommodate more students with Burge addition

It's time to start thinking about your student's 2009 housing needs

Why live in the residence halls?

Business college earns Mad Money


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Why live in the residence halls?

“Living in the residence halls makes life easier. You don’t have to worry about paying rent each month, you have a staff of people willing to help you at a moment’s notice, and the bathrooms are cleaned every day—you can’t find that at any apartment place. Plus, it’s so easy to meet people here. My roommate and I were randomly matched and I think that we’ll stay friends for life.”

Megan Foth, Burge resident and sophomore from Vinton, Iowa, majoring in studio arts with an emphasis in graphic design

“Living on campus has forced me to get involved with the University—there’s constantly something going on. Another plus is having a laundry room downstairs.”

Ellen Borhart, Rienow resident and first-year student from Marengo, Ill., majoring in nursing

“I like living with a group of people who are in the same sort of classes—it helps motivate me to do my work and go to class. The residence halls are spacious and clean, and there’s always something to do if you need a study break.”

Jeff Turner, Rienow resident and first-year pre-dentistry student from Eldora, Iowa, majoring in biology

“If you don’t have a car and want to live close to campus, it can be really hard to find affordable housing. The residence hall services are so convenient, and with the meal plan you don’t have to worry about making your own food or figuring out where you’re going to get your next meal.”

Genevieve Twining, Stanley resident and sophomore from Dubuque, Iowa, majoring in international studies and minoring in history

“No matter which side of campus you live on, there is a meal hall close by. The resident assistants are helpful, and the front desk is always open if you have any issues. It feels nice and safe.”

Meredith Englund, Quadrangle resident and first-year student from Long Beach, Calif., majoring in art

“I was surprised at how much effect the student body has on everyday campus life. For example, we started recycling programs in a few of the halls and now are working to expand the idea to other halls. If students want to make their lives better and easier while living on campus, all they have to do is talk to their resident assistant or a hall representative and their idea will be put into motion.”

Nichole Sloan, Rienow resident and first-year pre-physician assistant student from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, majoring in biology

In last winter's Parent Times we ran an article showing a cost comparison of living and on- and off-campus. We invite you to view it here.











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