From: Holland International Living Center
Date: September 29, 2020
Subject: HILC Weekly Newsletter 9.29



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HILC'S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The HILC Weekly Newsletter will continue posting the best events hosted by or related to the Holland International Living Center!

Preview:

  1. Apply for the HILC Advisory Council and Residential Student Congress!
  2. Cook & Chat with RA Janina
  3. Online group counseling available for Fall 2020
  4. HILC Culture Night Interest Form

Important Announcements 🔈

  • Did you know that not everything with a recycling symbol can be recycled in Ithaca? In Ithaca, plastic containers with a number 1, 2, or 5 inside the recycling symbol are able to be recycled. You can also put cardboard boxes, paper, glass containers, metal cans, foil, and paper milk, and juice cartons in the recylcing bin. However, plastics with the numbers 3, 4, 6, and 7 or any unmarked plastic items are not recyclable. Plastic bags, sytrofoam, and paper cups are other commonly mistaken items that in Ithaca must be thrown in the trash. For more information, see the Recycle Tompkins website.
  • ​​​​​Reminder about personal items in bathrooms/kitchens: As a reminder, please don't leave personal items in the shower/bathtub/on the counter by the sink in the bathroom in your suite. Utilizie the cubbies by the door if you need to hang things, so that the Building Care staff are able to properly and efficiently santiize the showers without having to move your items. This also goes for the kitchen! Please keep personal items on the shelves, not on the counters if at all possible. Help us help you!

Apply for the HILC Advisory Council and Residential Student Congress!

The HILC Advisory Council
~~~Who: 1 resident from each HILC unit.
~~~What: a group of residents who represent the 4 units of HILC and meet with the RAs to plan and implement events, advocate for the needs of residents, address problems, and build community. 
~~~When: The council decides when and how often to meet. In previous years, meetings have been weekly or biweekly. 
~~~Where: In HILC
~~~How: Submit your name to Bethany by emailing brr57@cornell.edu no later than October 1st. If enough people volunteer, voting will take place from October 1st-5th. 

  • This is an excellent leadership opporunity, an excellent way to build your resume, and a fun and rewarding means of becoming more involved in HILC.


Residential Student Congress Representative
~~~Who: 1 or 2 residents of HILC. 
~~~What:
~~~~~Serve as a liaison between HILC and the RSC General Body by attending weekly RSC Meetings (Mondays 5-6pm via zoom) - report updates to RSC about HILCand report updates to HILC regarding RSC
~~~~~Vote in the interest of HILC at RSC meetings
~~~~~Serve on at least on RSC Committee
~~~~~Be an active member of HILC's community/advisory council
~~~When: Mondays from 5:00pm-6:00pm + community/advisory council meetings + biweekly RS committee meetings
~~~Where: Currently over Zoom.
~~~How: Submit your name to Bethany by emailing brr57@cornell.edu no later than October 1st. If enough people volunteer, voting will take place from October 1st-5th. 

  • This is also an incredible opportunity for leadership developement, a fun way to pracitce coordination and become more integrated and involved in the residential community, and an excellent way to build your resume. 


More information about the Residential Student Congress

  • The Residential Student Congress (RSC) is a campus-wide group that aims to promote community among the residential population, advocate for the needs of residential students and liaise with university administrators who directly impact the residential experience.
  • Furthermore, RSC encompasses a unique consortium of Community Councils, which individually unite students in a particular residential community by planning engaging events, fostering a sense of community and most of all, serving as advocates, representatives and leaders. RSC encourages inter-community collaboration between the councils to help plan events and share ideas for maximum student involvement.
  • Past RSC members have utilized their experiences to serve as Resident Advisors later on, take on leadership roles in different student organizations (the 2018-2019 president was also the SA president!) and secure internships.
Please email brr57@cornell.edu with any interest or questions!

Cook and Chat with RA Janina!

Join RA Janina on Instagram Live while she makes one of her favorite dishes, fried chicken sandwiches! All are welcome. Prizes will be raffled for those in attendance (instructions will be in the live and on our Instagram posts).

The recipe will be shared in the video and afterwards in text format for all who want to follow along and make the fried chicken sandwich on their own time.

Follow HILC on Instagram and join the live at @cornellhilc!

Events

Friday, October 9
Start End   Event         Location
8:30pm 9:30pm Cook and Chat with RA Janina Instagram Live

Online group counseling is available for Fall 2020


CAPS still has openings in several of its online therapy groups, including groups especially for LGBTQ students, students of color, and graduate students, plus a new group focused on secondary trauma related to police brutality, BLM, and racism. Learn more about CAPS group counseling.

HILC Culture Night Interest Form

Culture Night events have a history in HILC, and we want to continue the amazing tradition. We would love for people to come and share more about their culture/country/background with the HILC community! You don't have to be international in order to host a culture night, as long as you have something you're interested in sharing we would love to work with you.

Culture Night events will take place virtually, on a Friday evening (though exact time is variable based on the availability of presenters). Our staff can advise you in creating a short presentation with whatever information you'd like to share about your culture--whether that be language, customs, history, food, fashion, or more.

Please share your thoughts if you'd like to host a Culture Night and our staff will be in touch to help coordinate!

NOTE: By signing up on this interest form, you are not fully committing to hosting just yet. You can always decide to wait/not host after filling out the form, if you prefer.

EVENT

Cook and Chat with RA Janina

Friday, October 9, 2020
8:30pm - 9:30pm
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Join RA Janina on Instagram Live while she makes one of her favorite dishes, fried chicken sandwiches! All are welcome. Prizes will be raffled for those in attendance (instructions will be in the live and on our Instagram posts).

Follow HILC on Instagram and join the live at @cornellhilc!

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