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July 31, 2012 - Move In Day Information
April 19, 2012 - Take Back the Night
Residents of College Station join local community to "Take Back the Night" empowerment march and candlelight vigil. The event was an amazing opportunity for members of the middle Georgia community to learn about and take steps to combat sexual violence.
February 27, 2012 - Applications for Summer and Fall 2012 Now Available
Housing applications for summer 2012 and Fall 2012/Spring 2013 are now available both online and in the Office of Residence Life. It is expected that space will be limited for fall, so plan early for completing your application and submitting for processing.
May 1, 2012 - Current Residents of College Station
July 1 , 2012 - New Applicants for College Station
January 2, 2012 - What are you doing for spring break?
The Office of Residence Life is sponsoring an Alternative Spring Break for residents of College Station. Want to travel to Chattanooga or Jacksonville? Want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Want to serve an area in need?
Then be a part of our FIRST Alternative Spring Break?
Dates to Remember:
January 12-Interest Meeting at 5PM in the Clubhouse
February 3-Applications are due to the Residence Life Office by NOON
February 20, 27 & March 5-Mandatory meetings for participants
March 9-13-Trip One to Jacksonville, FL
March 14-17-Trip Two to Chattanooga, TN
March 19-Post-Trip Reflection Meeting
Learn Here, Live Here!
Residents in Service and Engagement - (R.I.S.E)
September 28, 2011 - Blue Storm Day and Duck Derby
The Office of Residence Life sponsored the 1st Annual Duck Derby in conjunction with the Office of Recreation and Wellness and Office of Student Life in celebration of Blue Storm Day at Macon State. In all 129 ducks were sold with all proceeds going to Macon Outreach. For additional information about this organization, please visit: http://www.mulberrymethodist.org/outreach.html.
The event was a tremendous success with phenomenal attendance from residents of College Station. Other activities during the event were a cookout, Big Chair photos, sno cones, cotton candy, and music.
Picture of sun setting over College Station apartments during the Duck Derby.
April 15, 2011 – Resident Appreciation Week - Pool Party
The Office of Residence Life and Resident Student Association sponsored a full week of activities and events to show the residents of College Station how much they mean to Macon State. The week culminated in a cookout and pool party with free Blue Storm gear for every resident in attendance.
March 19, 2011 – Cherry Blossom Festival Tunes and Balloons
Residence Life staff and residents of College Station volunteered their time to help with the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Tunes and Balloons on the Macon State campus. Volunteers helped with various activities around the campus and showed just how much they love being a part of this community. It was truly a wonderful day at Macon State and we look forward to serving our community again next year.
March 17, 2011 – St. Patrick's Day Cookout at College Station
The Office of Residence Life sponsored a St. Patrick's Day Cookout for the residents of Macon State College. It was a great afternoon of food, music, and games at College Station. The residents took a break from studying to enjoy some hotdogs, chips, pool, table tennis, cards, and more. It was a beautiful day to spend some time outside with good friends.
January 1, 2011 – Dr. Summerlin selected as member of L3 Leadership Summit Planning Committee
Dr. Chris Summerlin, Director of Residence Life has been selected as a member of the planning and development committee for the first L3 Leadership Summit: Leaving a Legacy of Leadership, sponsored by North Georgia College and State University and University System of Georgia. As a member of the committee Dr. Summerlin will be responsible for assisting in the development of training programs, training peer mentors, as well as other duties regarding the planning of the conference.
The L3 Summit is a comprehensive leadership development training program taking place July 17-22, 2011 for up to 144 emerging student leaders from college campuses around the State of Georgia. This 5-day conference will focus on leadership skills and goal-setting techniques to help emerging leaders become strong leaders on their college campus. Each participant will be expected to leave the 5-day conference with a series of leadership goals that they will complete on their respective campuses.
December 5, 2010 – Pancakes at Midnight!!!
The Office's of Residence Life and Recreation and Wellness sponsored Pancakes at Midnight for students preparing for final exams. Residents of College Station and commuters from the surrounding area came to load up on pancakes, milk, and juice, as they fueled their minds and bodies for a week of final exams.
November 17, 2010 – Fire Drill at College Station Receives High Marks.
The Office of Residence Life conducted a fire drill for College Station with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety and the Macon-Bibb State Fire Department. Residents were not provided any advance warning of the drill, as it was used to see how they would respond in the event of an emergency. It was also used as a learning opportunity for responding to emergency situations. The Macon-Bibb Fire Department praised the residents for how well they responded to the drill and Residence Life staff for their assistance.
November 1, 2010 – Resident Student Association Participating in Canned Food Drive.
The Resident Student Association (RSA) is participating in a canned food drive to support the Macon community. Please drop all donations off at the Office of Residence Life by December 1st. Our organization has been designated to collect pork and beans, so please only bring these canned items.
October 22, 2010 – Monster Dash!!
Residents and Commuters of Macon State College had a howling good time at the first annual Monster Dash. Students, Faculty, and Staff competed in a costume contest then put on their running shoes for a one mile fun run/walk. This is definitely an event you will not want to miss next year.
September 15, 2010 – iPad Day at College Station Apartments.
September 15, 2010 was iPad Day at College Station Apartments. Those residents who met the incentive requirements received their FREE iPad.
August 14, 2010 – Fall 2010 Move In Day at College Station Apartments.
Faculty, staff, and students from various departments and areas of the campus came together to help our new residents move into their home away from home. It was a very exciting day for the campus community.
July 31 – Bragg Jam 2010
The Macon State College Office of Residence Life at the annual Bragg Jam. The staff provided information on attending Macon State College and being a resident at College Station apartments. It was a hot day, but also a lot of fun for everyone who attended.
June 3, 2010 – Summer Luau
TOURS OF COLLEGE STATION
Recreation & Wellness Center Pool, June 8
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to take a tour of College Station, a Macon State College Residence Life Community on June 8th. Tours will be held at 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, and 1:00pm starting at the Summer Luau at the Recreation & Wellness Center Pool. A Residence Life table will be located at the pool for you to check-in for a tour of the apartments.
June 3, 2010 – Macon State College’s first student housing complex soon will have a new name.
President David A. Bell chose the name “College Station” from a condensed list of suggestions that originally numbered nearly 600. The names were suggested by students, faculty, and staff during an online contest that took place over several weeks. A committee narrowed the choices to about 10, from which Bell made the final selection.
Kamiron B. Smith, a student, made the winning suggestion and will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Macon State bookstore.
The name College Station has been associated with Macon State for many years. College Station Drive is the name of the Macon campus’s internal roadway. College Station also connotes a sense of permanence and destination that reflects Macon State’s residence life program theme of “Learn Here. Live Here.”
Macon State will introduce on-campus housing this fall when the college assumes management of the privately owned apartments on Ivey Drive, to be known now as College Station. Up to 300 qualified students will move into College Station, following numerous upgrades and improvements to the residences.
Until now, Macon State had been one of the few institutions in the University System of Georgia that did not offer residence life. Besides boosting the college’s competitiveness, residence life will help Macon State increase retention, one of the University System’s highest priorities, and enhance the academic and extracurricular environment for both residential and commuter students.
April 21, 2010
Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:
I am extremely pleased to formally announce to the college community today that Macon State is taking a significant step forward in its development. Residence life will now be a part of Macon State College!
Macon State has always strived to respond to the demand of students and employers in Central Georgia. We have steadily built upon our accomplishments, always looking ahead and acting as efficiently and effectively as we can within the boundaries of the current economic realities. Our core mission to serve Central Georgia with strong, professionally oriented bachelor’s degree programs has not and will not change. Today, however, we are broadening the scope of our community by introducing residence life to Macon State, beginning this fall.
There are two primary reasons for this:
First, we are one of the few remaining institutions in the University System that does not offer residence life. In fact, we are the ONLY University System institution in the Central Georgia region without a residence life component. Quite simply, we must offer residence life to remain competitive.
Second, the University System is emphasizing retention and a steady progression of students as they go through college. Macon State understands that students experiencing college as residents of the campus are more likely to participate in student activities as they become a part of a campus residential community. Therefore, those students are more likely to stay in college. Additionally, students living on campus will benefit academically by having ready access to the library, study areas, professors, and staff that commuting students may not enjoy.
We are able to undertake this residential initiative amid budgetary uncertainties because student housing is not paid for with state appropriations but with the revenue produced by students living on campus.
Our introduction to residence life begins immediately with the college assuming management of the existing apartment complex across the lake. This complex, which has been privately owned and operated, will be managed by college employees and will be filled only with Macon State students. We also will have new Macon State police officers on site under the direction of our new chief of police and director of public safety, Shawn Douglas. Substantial remodeling of the residential units will take place, and the college will house 335 students in good standing beginning this fall semester. Additionally, in the months ahead we have plans to construct new student housing units, as well as residential life amenities.
The housing operations and student programs associated with Residence Life will be the responsibility of the Office of Student Affairs. We will put into place a strong residential staff, which has already begun with the hiring of Dr. Chris Summerlin as our director of residence life.
The introduction of residence life to Macon State is another dimension of our mission to serve Central Georgia. This announcement does not change our mission – it gives us another tool to meet our mission. We want students who are from Central Georgia and want to stay in the area for their college experience, and we want other qualified students who will study here and pursue their careers here. An energetic residence life program also will enhance the college experience for those students who continue to be commuters by adding an abundance of campus-wide extracurricular activities.
You will, of course, be hearing much more about residence life in the weeks and months to come as this new phase of Macon State’s history assumes a prominent role in the life of the college. Residence life is going to make Macon State an even healthier, more vibrant institution than it already is - and that is good news for all of us.
For additional information about housing and our new Residence Life program, please visit the new pages on our website at this address: www.maconstate.edu/residencelife. Those pages were activated earlier today. Also, feel free to contact:
Office of Residence Life
Dr. Chris Summerlin, Director
(478) 757-7384 phone
(478) 757-2626 fax
Email address: email@example.com
Regards,David A. Bell, President
April 21, 2010
The Macon State College Office of Residence Life has joined the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International. ACUHO-I is an organization which believes in â€œdeveloping exceptional residential experiences at colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions around the worldâ€ (ACUHO-I, 2010).
Director of Residence Life, Dr. Chris Summerlin feels that â€œmembership in this organization will allow our program to stay on the cutting edge of Residence Life, while challenging our staff to provide our students with the highest level of serviceâ€. This is just one of the many ways the Office of Residence Life is striving to create a strong foundation for the future of residential living at Macon State College.
April 21, 2010
The Director of Residence Life, Dr. Chris Summerlin was elected Secretary/Treasurer for the Georgia Housing Officers professional organization. GHO is an organization comprised of Residence Life and Housing officers from around the state. Its purpose is to provide opportunities personal and professional growth amongst members. Through this position, Dr. Summerlin will be providing leadership and recognition of the Macon State College Residence Life program to this organization.