1998-1999 Program Awards
Here is a list of all of the programming awards handed out for Fall
As you can see, there are lots of programs that happen during the year and
these are just a sampling of the hundreds that are completed during the
academic year. Come out and support these programs--have some fun &
A Taste of the Finger Lakes: Presented by Melissa Bersani, RA in
Brandywine Hall. This wine tasting program featured a representative
from the Vinifera Wine Cellars who spoke about types of grapes, how wine
is made, how to taste wine and what to look for when tasting.
Advance Registration for Dummies: Presented by Tianna Moscinski
and Christina Ritter, RA's in Whitney Hall. Academic Advice was
provided by specialists combined with pizza and soda.
Around the World in Seneca: Presented by Maria Colon, Karen
Delfyett, Kerry Harney, Julie Rodriguez, Eric Schips and Charlotte Viscio,
RA's in Seneca Hall. Floormates prepared authentic dishes
representing 6 different areas of the worlds; Puerto Rico, Mexico, Poland,
Israel, Italy and the Caribbean. In addition, each floor was decorated to
resemble the area.
Buddy Board: Presented by the Chenango Hall Government. The
hall government developed and distributed a questionnaire to hall members
and then tallied the results including classes and interests. The board
members' names and contact info was posted in the study lounge so that
students could contact each other about classes and similar interests.
Campus-Wide Blood Drive: Presented by Todd Celini, Kenny Eng,
Raymond Gonzalez, Heather Kelly, Christina Ritter Melissa Snyder and James
White, RA's from all over campus. RA's from across campus came
together to coordinate a blood drive that involved the entire campus.
Cayuga Cuisine: Presented by Jonah Ufberg, RA in Cayuga
Hall. This cooking program taught residents how to prepare snacks and
meals using just the hall resources, i.e. microwaves, hall oven and stove,
etc. Students shared their "recipes."
Damn the Man: Unstructured Poetry Workshop: Presented by Heather
Meagher, RA in Smith Hall. A series of posters were put up on walls
describing various kinds of poetry. It also included activities on how to
write and develop ideas for poetry and writing. The program is a sequel
to a poetry slam planned for Spring semester.
Do the Right Thing-- Police Brutality: Presented by Pauline
Shand, RA in Endicott Hall. With the concern about Public Safety
changing to University Police, there was a need to bring students and
Public Safety together to discuss issues and alleviate concerns. Pauline
talked with Don Chier and Jim Cavanaugh about the program and were part of
Dream Catchers: Presented by Melissa Burns, Mike Moran and Libby
Tucker, RA in Smith Hall, RD of Rafuse Hall and Dickinson Faculty Master
respectively. A brief history of the myths and legends surrounding
dream catchers was presented along with reading of Indian legends.
Students were also taught how to make dream catchers.
Erotic Week: Organized by the Whitney Hall RA Staff--Steve
Borneman, Crystal Hardy, Tianna Moscinski, Christina Redko, Jamie Rihbany
and Christina Ritter. The staff provided a week of programs focusing
on the sexual dimension of the wellness model.
Express Yourself: Presented by Sarah Macarin, RA in Champlain
Hall. This program gave students the opportunity to express their
emotions through their art and poetry which was displayed in the Champlain
Hall Main Lounge.
Five Drunken Mortals: Monica Weiner, RA in Catskill House. A
coffeehouse atmosphere was set up in the Hillside Commons and featured a
comedy improv show. The program also helped to introduce residents to the
Free Car Repairs: Brett Ulrich, RA in Endicott Hall. Brett
facilitated a program on basic car repairs and also created a pamphlet
with car tips.
He Said, She Said: Presented by Rob DeCamp and Irene
Trachtenberg, RA's Smith and Lehman Halls, respectively. This program
provided women with the opportunity to ask a panel of men questions about
sex and relationships. It was facilitated by a member of the Counseling
Center and plans are to repeat the program and have men question a panel
How to Save the World in 3 Minutes Presented by Jordan Wolf, RA
in Champlain Hall. Three community members involved in local
elections and NYPIRG addressed issues related to the environment.
Jepo-Feud:Presented by Meaghan Murray and Lon O'Sullivan, RA's
in Onondoga Hall. This program was held during alcohol awareness week.
Jeff Van Syckle, Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordinator, spoke briefly on
alcohol and related problems and then teams of students played "Alcohol
Jeopardy" with current facts and figures tailored from Jeff's
Learn How to Use the Hinman Darkroom: Presented by Carl
Greenfield, RA in Cleveland Hall. Students learned how to develop film
and use the darkroom.
Learn to Swing Dance: Presented by Patrick Carroll, RA in Hughes
Hall. Members of the ballroom dancing club were brought in to teach
swing dance to a group of 60 residents.
Masquerade Ball: Presented by Kerrie Dawson, RA in O'Connor hall
and the O'Connor Hall Council. This alcohol-free option on a Friday
night provided an opportunity for staff and government to work together.
The Ball itself was costume-optional and included a DJ, refreshments and
Meet, Grieve and Relieve: Presented by Alexis Elman, RA in
Hughes Hall. Chemistry and Calculus faculty were brought in to talk
about class issues with students. The program addressed the stress some
students were feeling about these courses.
Movie Jeopardy and Getting a Good Job in Show Business:
Presented by Amanda Schwartz, RA in Chenango Hall. Residents
answered movie questions in Jeopardy format and Amanda later discussed
tips on landing internships in show business.
Mr Wizard: Presented by Steve Borneman and Mark Czopp, RA's in
Whitney Hall and Johnson Hall, respectively. This program provided a
great way to get a faculty fellow involved! Dr. Dix came in and did some
fun Chemistry experiments. Students also got to know their CHEM 107
Murder Mystery/Halloween Events: Presented by Kat O'Leary, RA in
Brandywine, and Amy Gullo. This was a three part program that
included an hour of games for the kids of Susquehanna Community, a Murder
Mystery Dinner and the showing of horror movies.
New Year's Bash: Presented by Melissa Bersani, Alex Cobus, Paul
Holup, Kathleen O'Leary, Gloria Scalia and Shawn Smith, RA's in
Susquehanna Community. This celebration of the naming of the graduate
community to Susquehanna Community included a not tub, food, music, games,
mocktails, a crystal ball and lots to do!!!
Oneida Café: Presented by Jennifer Davila, RA in Oneida
hall. The open mic café attracted students not only from Oneida, but
from all over campus as well.
Our Bodies (not) Ourselves: Presented by Jen cooper and Shawn
Fox, RA's in Roosevelt Hall Faculty were involved in this presentation
on the cultural images of women. Images were connected with prominent
problems such as eating disorders and low self-esteem.
Picture Perfect Pumpkin Presented by Beth Hoffman and Holly
Spanier, RA's in Hughes Hall. Students, joined by Faculty Master Al
Vos, picked apples and pumpkins. Pumpkins were decorated and delivered to
Hilltop Nursing Home in time for Halloween.
Pie Your Professor/RD for St Jude's: Presented by Tom Babu, Juan
Guichardo and Holly Spanier. Students had a chance to pie their
professor or RD in the face. The money that was raised went to St Jude's
Preparing for Ramadan/Deck the Halls: Presented by Shareef
Robinson and Monica Weiner, RA in Catskill Hall, respectively. The
program informed students about how and why Muslims celebrate Ramadan and
involved Big Brothers/Big Sisters children in a holiday party.
River Clean-up Program: Presented by Jackie Leopold, RA in
Cleveland Hall A group of students were organized for a river bank
See What You're Missing in Binghamton: Presented by Jackie
Leopold and Melissa Olle, RA's in Cleveland Hall. Representatives from
many different extracurricular activities such as Greek organization,
athletics, club sports/intramurals, theater, music, Pipe Dream, and the SA
were invited to answer student questions.
Spookfest '98: Presented by SIH Community Service Module, Ushani
Agalawatta, Liz Babu, Jessica Escobar and Peter Smith, RA's in
College-in-the-Woods. Students from the Community Service Module and
RA's worked together to provide an opportunity for 45 children from two
community groups to participate in fun games and trick-or-treating in
Swimming with the Wyoming Kids: Presented by Chenango and
Endicott Hall Governments. Chenango and Endicott residents spent an
afternoon swimming with the Wyoming Children's Home Kids at the West
Urban Legends and Pumpkin Decorating: Presented by Kerrie Dawson
and Wendy Molloy, RA's in O'Connor Hall. Faculty Master Libby Tucker
facilitated a discussion on urban legends, ghost stories, and scary
stories in general, in celebration of Halloween. Many students shared
their own stories and pumpkins were available to decorate while Libby
talked about the history of the jack-o-lantern and pumpkin decorating in
What You Should Know About Breast Cancer: Presented by Jeanine
McDonnell. Information about breast cancer was presented to the women
in Clearview. They also received a pink ribbon to wear on Breast Cancer
Awareness Day and an informational bulletin board was also developed.
Whitney Hall Adopts a Family: Presented by Tianna Moscinski,
Jamie Rihbany and Christina Ritter, RA's in Whitney Hall, along with
Whitney Hall Council. RA's and Hall Council worked together and raised
money from a pie in the face program, penny wars and donations to purchase
gifts based on requests from a family. Fellows also offered both
financial and physical support by giving help and wrapping gifts.
World AIDS Day: Presented by Melissa Snyder and Randy Jaramillo,
RA's in Oneida Hall. On December 1, 1998, Melissa and randy set up an
informational table in the morning in the dining hall with a banner. From
5-7pm they tabled and delivered condom grams and that evening Melissa
presented an HIV 101 program.
Yoga on the Hill: Presented by Denise Guce, RA in Glimmerglass
House An eight week yoga program was offered to all Hillside and
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