The month of March was a busy one for residents and staff in Turner
Hall at the University of Northern Colorado. Three main events in
March kept the residents of Turner busy with events, fundraising, and
Turner’s philanthropy, Invisible Children, had their campus wide
screening of the “KONY 2012” movie. Turner also had a strong Relay for
Life team made up of a total of 30 people and was one of the biggest
teams at Relay. And finally Turner recognized people and events that
occurred throughout the year by writing 5 award bids for RHA.
Turner's philanthropy, Invisible Children, hosted a highly successful
screening of the film "KONY 2012". The Invisible Children committee
was able to have a roadie team from Invisible children come to campus
and talk about the recent events that Invisible Children have done.
Many students from all over campus came to the Panorama Room at the
University Center and were able to watch the most recent Invisible
Children film. Everyone that came was encouraged to continue spreading
the word about the war crimes committed by Joseph Kony. This event
opened people’s eyes to the events that are happening in Central
Africa and everyone was able to gain a better understanding of what
Invisible Children stand for and the work that they do. It also
motivated everyone in attendance to help out any way they can to
spread the word about Kony so that he can be put to justice.
Turner had one of the biggest relay teams, filling up two whole teams.
Since Turner's relay team was so big we were able to split up into
different committees in order to tackle the three main tasks that
needed to be completed. People from the relay team were able to choose
from three committees; banner committee, cake committee, and camp site
committee. Each committee was able to create excellent cakes, banner,
and camp site for judging. Two residents from the relay team also
organized a car wash to help raise money for the Turner team; the car
wash ended up making $405! As a whole team Turner raised $1022 and
made this year’s Relay for Life a giant success.
March is award bid time at UNC, and Turner Hall took on bids head on.
There are a total of 7 bid categories and Turner wrote bids for 5 out
of the 7 categories. A total of 8 people wrote/helped with the bid
writing process with a number of residents that provided quotes for
all of the bids. As a team Turner organized “bid parties” where
everyone got together and worked on their bids and help give feedback
on other bids when needed. The first bid party night ended up turning
into a pizza party as well and made bid writing much more fun for
everyone involved. Having these bid parties help people make high
quality bids and also helped people bond with one another and create
new friendships. Whether it was a quote for a bid or actually writing
a bid many people from Turner had a part in the bid process.
In the month of March Turner was a bid presence on the UNC campus by
hosting events and attending them as well. Residents of Turner were
able to make even stronger bonds with each other than they had before
and took advantage of leadership opportunities that were presented to
them. The month of March helped show that Turner is one of the
tightest communities on campus.
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