Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stay and Play

Come join us for a night of games, food, and fun!

Monday, October 27, 2014
Niskanen Community Center

Monday, October 20, 2014

LinkedIn Essentials: A Step towards Success

1.      Complete your profile
a.       Strong professional summary, concise, confident about qualifications and goals
b.      Complete sections specific to college students
                                                               i.      Majors, minors, courses, projects, honors, awards, and GPA
c.       Describe experiences, including keywords and accomplishments
                                                               i.      Can be AV + Skill + task = Result
d.      Incorporate relate/industry keywords and phrases throughout profile
                                                               i.      Everything is searchable
e.       Be strategic with your section layouts – put relevant information higher on your profile
f.        No spelling or grammar errors
2.      Claim your unique URL
a.       When you create an account – LinkedIn gives you a generic, random link to your page
                                                               i.      Example:
b.      Follow the editing process to make your profile URL unique to you
                                                               i.      Example:
3.      Participate in groups
a.       Update profile regularly related to the work you are pursuing
b.      Collect recommendations from professionals you have worked with – the best profiles show a diversity of recommendations
c.       Research and join university affiliated and industry-related group
4.      Use the alumni tool
a.       Gain insights into a career path
b.      Network with NDSU alumni with similar majors and skills
5.      Actively update your profile
a.       Remember, you are responsible for that you put “out there” for people to see

For more information:
·         NDSU Career Center

Monday, October 13, 2014

What do I do if I Get Locked Out?

- First step is to try your roommate(s) and see if any of them are available to let you back in.

- If they are not home, please try your complex manager next by going to their apartment and seeing if they are home and able to let you in.

- If they are not home, your next step depends on what time of the day it is.

- If it is during normal business hours (8am-5pm) – call Residence Life at 701-231-7557. They will get ahold of the complex manager on-call who will let you in.

- If it is after normal business hours (after 5pm until 8am) or on the weekend, call Campus Police at 701-231-8558. Again, they will get ahold of the complex manager on-call who will let you in.

- When the complex manager gets to your apartment they will ask you to either show them your keys, show them your ID or both. This is to verify that we are letting the correct individual into the correct apartment.

- We understand that accidents happen and tenants get locked out. However, we do keep track of how many times each tenant has been locked-out to see if a pattern emerges. If so, there may be a need for a tenant to have a conduct hearing regarding key use. Please use your keys appropriately!

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Birthday Run

A lot of people have engaged in the time-honored tradition of the Birthday Run – a drive around town picking up free stuff on their birthdays. A few people have been inquiring about the Fargo, ND Birthday Run, so here is the most complete and official list we could come up with, just for you.

On or near 13th Ave S:
Noodles and Company
Mexican Village
Hu Hot (You must sign up 1 month in advance)
Tutti Frutti
Granite City
Extreme Pita
Texas Roadhouse
TGI Friday’s

Dairy Queen

Near Campus:
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cherry Berry
Grand Junction

 People have been known to have enough free food to last a week after a successful Birthday Run, so try it out on your big day. Good luck and happy birthday!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Future Apartment Community Meeting

The current complex managers are determining ways to serve the tenants in the NDSU apartments. We are hoping that if you currently have feedback for the staff that you are letting your complex manager know. However, we know that not everyone feels comfortable voicing their opinion or maybe just hadn't thought about it yet. We will be reintroducing the community meetings in a different way this year to be more effective. Your complex managers will send out a link to short surveys throughout the semester and we NEED your help. If we have low participation on the surveys, it may reflect that there are no issues and we know that we have been approached by some but need to know issues on a larger scale. Please take part in these surveys so that your voice is heard. We will then take the acquired data and will be taking into considerations things that we can change. We will be having a community meeting that everyone is invited to in order to talk about the results that we received. We would love to hear solutions from the community on how we can solve some of these issues. Although we are complex managers, we cannot solve all of the problems so please be understanding of this. We are going to do our best to make the apartment community a better one.

Thank you all for doing your part and making this community a great one!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

World Religions/Philosophies - Rosh HaShanah

NDSU Community Members,
In an effort to create more awareness about world faiths and philosophies, the division of Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach would like to notify campus community members about dates of significance within several world religions.  North Dakota State University acknowledges and embraces the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff.  This resource is not able to provide an exhaustive list of significant dates for all faith and philosophical traditions.  Likewise, the practice of special dates may differ based on region, denomination or generational differences.
This message relates to Rosh HaShanah which is observed beginning the evening of September 24thand ending the evening of September 26th this year.
Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year.  It falls during the month of Tishrei and occurs ten days before Yom Kippur. Together, Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur are known as the Yamim Nora’im, which means the “Days of Awe” in Hebrew. In English they are often referred to as the High Holy Days. Rosh HaShanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei. Jewish tradition teaches that during the High Holy Days God decides who will live and who will die during the coming year. As a result, during Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur (and in the days leading up to them) Jews embark upon the serious task of examining their lives and repenting for any wrongs they have committed during the previous year. Jews are encouraged to make amends with anyone they have wronged and to make plans for improving during the coming year. Rosh HaShanah is about making peace in the community and striving to be a better person; it is a contemplative time filled with hope for the New Year. 
No work is permitted on Rosh HaShanah and much of the day is spent in the synagogue.  An important symbol of Rosh HaShanah is the shofar, an instrument often made of ram’s horn.  It is blown one hundred times during each of the two days of Rosh HaShanah. The sound of the shofar blast reminds people of the importance of reflection during this important holiday. Other significant symbols of Rosh HaShanah include apples, honey and round loaves of challah. Apple slices dipped in honey represent hope for a sweet new year and are traditionally accompanied by a short prayer before eating.  On the first day of Rosh HaShanah a ceremony called Tashlich takes place and symbolizes casting off the sins from the previous year.  They do this by tossing pieces of bread or other food into a body of flowing water.  On the second night of Rosh HaShanah it is customary to eat a fruit that is new for the season, pomegranate is a popular choice.  Some people also choose to send New Year’s greeting cards on Rosh HaShanah.
*This information was drawn directly from a variety of sources:                        
Additional information on religious holidays can be found at:
This message is posted as an informational service to the campus community. If you are not interested, please delete. You are asked to refrain from responding with your personal views to the individual who provided the information.
Thank You.
Best Regards,
Eveadean M. Myers, J.D.
Vice President
Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach
Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator
Fulbright Scholar Japan 2013

Friday, September 19, 2014

Get to Know Your Neighbor

All of the complex managers are kicking off their “Get to know your neighbor” program! The purpose of this program is for you to get to know who your neighbor is and develop a relationship with them. Most of the complex managers have developed questions you will need to ask your neighbor in order to learn more about them. This will help you, in the future, to talk with them when you see them on campus, around your apartment areas, and if you have concerns living next to them (e.g. noise). If you participate in the “Get to know your neighbor” program happening in your apartment building, you will receive a prize and you will discover who your neighbor is!