Month: June 2012
Residential Community of the Month
||University of Virginia at Wise
|On-Campus Population: 750
||Chapter Size: 15|
|Please explain the outstanding contributions of the nominee during the month of nomination|
Asbury Hall deserves to be recognized as residential community in the month of June. Not only
has the hall, as a whole, developed as a community, but also helped individuals develop in their
own way as well.
In the month of June, everyone from the community supported the Residence Hall
Association and the Student Activities Board by attending a social program that they have put
on for the summer residents. Everybody brought out their blankets and drinks and came out to
watch the movie outside, even though it was a bit chilly. Popcorn was also provided for the
people that came out.
Another thing that the community has done was to keep the community clean. When there
were sunflower seeds all over the sidewalk in front of the building, a few of the residents
decided to sweep the floor clean so that there wouldn’t be any seed shells in front of the
building. This shows that the residents care about how the building looks, even if it is during
There was also another incident in which the fire alarm went off in the
building that was right next to Asbury. In fact, the fire alarm went off three times within an
hour close to midnight, when a basketball camp was staying. Not a single person from the
Asbury hall complained about it, even though it was around midnight. The RAs that handled it
also did not complain about having to go over there consecutive times to talk to the people that
were staying there that the fire alarms are very sensitive to heat, even from the showers. Also,
they called campus police many times to shut the fire alarm off.
Many times, Asbury Hall has planned weekly events that involve food from different
places. In the month of June, they had also planned to put on a program that was a potluck, in
which everyone brought a food item that they liked. Not only did this allow people to share
cultures and have people enjoy food from their country, it also brought together people
through something that everyone shares, food. There were many food items that people could
choose from, including summer rolls, fried rice, chicken asparagus rolls, and a tropical drink.
This allowed students to explore others’ cultures through their food. After everyone ate, they
began talking stories about their countries and how the food reflects what they were talking
about. One RA even played some music from her iPod that everyone enjoyed.
Even as the summer grows hotter and hotter, not one resident complained about living in
Asbury Hall, which does not have air conditioning. They noticed that the temperature was
rising, but just offered solutions to getting a cooler room to each other. Some residents even
offered some of their Popsicle to each other to deal with the summer heat. This community
where everyone shares everything, even if they have never really talked to each other before,
shows how well this community works together.
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