From: Risley Residential College
Date: September 1, 2022
Subject: Risley Newsletter

Risley Newsletter

Upcoming Events

TONIGHT at 5:30pm in Risley Dining: Fantasy and Science Fiction themed dinner with Faculty Fellow Tom Hill. 

MT Dance with RA Melanie every Tuesday at 7:00pm. MT Dance stands for Musical Theatre Dance and is a weekly program. You earn one Rispoint per week for attending. We do some light exercise, stretching, and learn part of a dance each class. No experience necessary.

Risley Specific

Listservs are no longer being updated or used by HRL. If you have an event or anything you would like advertised, please email or These events can be sent out through a building wide email as well as be put in the weekly newsletter.

Information regarding Risley mural painting and mural approval process is coming out soon. In the meantime, no murals can be done.

Campus Events

CU Downtown, an award-winning event, is returning after a two-year hiatus and will not disappoint! Join the Tatkon Center for New Students and Ithaca Downtown Alliance for an afternoon intended to welcome new and returning students to Ithaca. Explore downtown Ithaca and see student performances starting at 1pm and continuing throughout the afternoon. Take advantage of special student discounts and activities at retail stores and participate in the scavenger hunt. Free TCAT bus shuttles will run from North Campus to the commons all afternoon. There will be free apple cider and donuts for the first 1,000 attendees. You can register for CU Downtown on Campus Groups:

Residential Student Congress (RSC) Recruitment Are you looking to get involved with the Cornell community and your residence hall? Would you like to advocate for the needs of you and your peers in the dorm community? Do you want to plan fun communal events? Then Hall Council is the place for you! Look at the poster below for more information and contact your RA on how to run for election!

Sustainability Goosechase Join Cornell’s annual scavenger hunt and complete sustainability missions across campus to earn points & win prizes! Who will win? Team up with your neighbors to compete against other residential communities to win a deluxe sustainable pizza party for everyone in your building! Simply add your building name to your username, e.g. Morrison-EzraCornell Every point you earn for yourself will count towards your building’s total. The community with the highest point total per capita wins. Prizes: Grand prize for 1st place: Lectric E-bike ($800) 2nd Place: Cornell Fitness Centers Membership ($165) 3rd & 4th place: Cornell Store gift cards ($50 each) All participants will be entered into four random drawings to receive a Learn to Climb pass from Cornell Outdoor Education ($35 each. How to participate: Get Ready! Missions will launch on September 1st and end on September 15th Download the GooseChase App for free on any mobile device Use code YL8643 or search for "Sustainability GooseChase.” Create a username & add your building name too, e.g. Morrison-EzraCornell


Cornell Health: Top 10 tips for thriving at Cornell

Start the semester strong! Prioritize self-care to support your well-being and academic success. Check out Cornell Health’s top 10 tips for thriving at Cornell, and sign up for their Thrive @ Cornell newsletter for health-related tips and information delivered to your inbox. For campus-wide resources and options for support, visit Mental Health at Cornell.


Services & Support from Cornell Health

Want to know more about the medical and mental health services available to you on campus? View this 4-minute video from Cornell Health for an overview. New students can benefit from additional information on their New Students webpage. Remember, most appointments cost just $10, no matter what health insurance you have!


University Updates

Greta Kenney has accepted an offer to serve as the Senior Associate Dean of Students, effective August 16th. Greta joined the Cornell Community in the Spring of 2019 as the Associate Dean and Director of the Women’s Resource Center and, over the last two years, has contributed significantly to the growth, transitions, and staffing shortages within the Office of the Dean of Students, including the restructuring of CARE Team (previously known as Alert or Behavior Intervention Team). Greta brings a wealth of knowledge concerning trauma-informed care and response, identity-conscious support, and systems development to improve our crisis support and student care. As a part of her role, Greta will begin to implement recommendations and changes to the Office of the Dean of Students Care and Crisis Services function to be a more visible and responsive resource for students and campus partners with a focus on student support and advocacy.


Good Sam, what is it? The Good Samaritan Protocol at Cornell is a process in which when a student needs medical attention due to drinking too much or having an adverse reaction to a drug and help is called for either with CUPD (607-255-1111) or 911, the person(s) calling for help and the person(s) receiving help are protected from conduct charges. The health and safety of the individual in distress is what is most important in that moment and we do not want you to weigh “getting in trouble” with getting that person help. Good Samaritan Protocol infromation.

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MT Dance

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join RA Melanie every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm in the Risley Dance Studio for Musical Theater Dance. Every week, we will learn a part of a dance, that we will perform at the end of the semester. We always start with a warm up and end with some stretching, all to a catchy musical theater playlist. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing, bring wear, and have fun!