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Residential Life Plans Exciting Programs for Spring Semester

Byline: Xiaomeng Li

Posted: March 3, 2011

Residential Life (ResLife) will host a series of events this semester. Sherri Ihle-Sadowski, Director of Residence Life, says the ResLife staff is excited to announce the upcoming events and hopes Wilson residents participate. On Fri, Feb. 18, ResLife will provide shuttles to transfer students to Shippensburg University to watch The Vagina Monologues.

Two Wilson students, Janelle Wills ‘14 and Genna Woodruff (Adult Degree Program), will perform in the monologues. This is the first time Wilson students are in Shippensburg's annual Vagina Monologues performance.

Murder Mystery Dance

On Sun, Feb. 20, a "Murder Mystery Dance" will take place in the dining hall from 7:00 to 10:00pm. This event is co-sponsored by ResLife, Campus Activites Board and WCGA. If you still remember last Valentine's Day's "mystery dinner," the "Murder Mystery Dance" is very similar. Sadowski said, "the event will be a 1950s-60s style. There will be DJ playing music. We encourage students to dress up for it. They can sign up for a role outside the Post Office soon." Students who are not "part of the murder" will try to figure out the murderer is. Stephanie Greaney and Melissa Murphy are the RAs in charge of the event.

Lock-in/Self-Defense

A Lock-in/Self-Defense workshop will be on Fri, Mar. 4 in Laird Hall. Professionals from the Tactical Combat Academy of Mixed Martial Arts will teach students self-defense skills. There will be a dance pool with a DJ and a space geared toward the Women with Children program participants. "It is a lock-in event and sleep over sort of deal," said Sadowski, "and there will definitely be a lot of food." For more information, contact RAs Rachel Wachter and Melissa Murphy.

Take Back the Night

On Tue, April 5, ResLife will take students to Shippensburg University again and participate in "Take Back the Night." This is a 20-year-old program held by Shippensburg University Women's Center to raise awareness of violence against women, and Wilson is co-sponsoring this time. "There will be speakers talking about women being brave and free from the fear of violence. Later people will hold candles and walk around campus," said Sadowski.

T-Shirt Displays

In addition, on Thurs, April 7, "WCGA will provide shirts. Students can design them to commemorate the victims or survivors of violence against women," Sadowski continued, "it doesn't have to be themselves. Students can design for people they know who are victims of violence. There will also be RAs and counselors in the WCGA room to assist students."

The shirts that students design will be exhibited on campus and then be displayed at Shippensburg University for a week from April 11 to 18.

Last Updated: September 25, 2011

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