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SUMMER 1999-00
Volume 42, Number 4


Your students' depends on common sense

Here's how to get around campus safely at night

Mayflower renovations a big project

Creating your own space

Special interest floors: a popular choice

Rebuilding Hillcrest

Resident assistants easing the transistion to University life

Jobs in residence halls: work where you live

Weeks of Welcome (WOW)

Parent Times Briefs

University Calendar

Jobs in residence halls.

The residence halls are not only a place to live, they’re a source of good jobs that pay more than many other campus employment opportunities.

Students work as exercise monitors.  
Student employees work as exercise monitors.  

Experience isn’t always necessary for the more than 500 positions available each year. Many students work 10-12 hours per week in flexible schedules designed to fit around class schedules. They do not have to qualify for financial aid in order to be eligible for these jobs.

Here’s a summary of what’s available:

Computer monitor: Assist students in computer labs. Approximately 30 positions for the academic year. Work up to 20 hours per week. The pay range is $5.75 (monitor) to $6.75 (manager) per hour. Contact the Manager of Residence Life at 319-335-3000, 8 Burge Hall. Apply any time.

Food Service: Includes servers on the food lines, checkers to admit students to the dining room, student coordinators to assist supervisors, kitchen assistants, assistants in an automated dish room area, and some clerical positions. Jackets and baseball caps are provided. Approximately 300 positions available in Burge or Quadrangle residence halls. Up to 20 hours per week during the academic year, working in 2-3 hour shifts, 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., seven days a week. The job pays $7.00 per hour. Contact Food Service Manager at Burge (319-335-3775) or Quad (319-335-9237). Apply any time.

Maintenance helper: Assist facilities mechanic with repairs and preventive maintenance. Uniform shirts are provided; jeans and sturdy shoes preferred. Approximately 12 positions available for 20 hours per week. Jobs pay $7.00 per hour. Apply any time to Facilities & Operations, 319-335-9970, 1102 Quadrangle Hall.

There are about 70 desk clerk jobs.  
There are approximately 70 desk clerk jobs available.  

Desk Clerk: Approximately 70 positions are available, 20 hours per week, $5.75 an hour. Shifts are available around the clock. Contact your building hall manager or call 319-335-9167 for more information.

Fitness Center monitor: Monitor and assist in the use of exercise equipment. Respond in case of an accident. Approximately six positions are available, academic year up to 20 hours per week, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, $5.75 per hour. Contact the Currier hall manager, 319-335-2976, or Mayflower hall manager, 319-335-2967. Apply early in semester or at end of prior semester.

Other positions, such as resident assistants, are available for students who are sophomore year or older. Full details on those positions are on the Residence Services web site,



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