No Frills 2016
This past weekend, Nine Kent State students and staff attended the annual CAACURH (Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls) No Frills conference hosted by Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
For those who don’t know, CAACURH is one of the eight regions of NACURH, the largest student-run organization in the world (428 schools). NACURH serves 1,428,000 residents! There were multiple schools from places such as Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Kent State University sent two groups. One group was the student delegation led by Beth Chambers. A member from the NSRO, Jacob Dunwiddie, also went as a special guest. The NSRO is part of NACURH and the office is being hosted at Kent State University for three years. The NSRO serves the eight regions in NACURH, coordinates the Of-The-Month (OTM) certificates and all NACURH and NRHH merchandise. We also host two members from CAACURH's Regional Board of Directors, Emily Nighswander and Justin Schwendeman. Emily serves as CAACURH's CO for RHA Relations and Justin serves as CAACURH's Regional Director.
The weekend was incredibly successful! Here are some of the highlights from the conference:
- Nicole Machovina was elected to be the Coordinating Officer for Recognition for the 2016-2017 Affiliation Year.
- Corey Patterson was elected to be the Coordinating Officer for Interactive Marketing for the 2016-2017 Affiliation Year.
- Marisa Stephens was awarded Student of the Year
- Beth Chambers received a Silver Pin from the Regional Director, Justin Schwendeman. It's an honor that only 8 people receive a year from the region!
- We are #1 in Paw Points, CAACURH's spirit competition
- We received 3rd place in our NRHH case study
Kent Interhall Council (KIC) and the Black Squirrel Chapter of NRHH can't wait to represent Kent State University at the next conference this June!