Andrew Weingarten, Director of Residence Life, is the latest winner of a Starbucks gift card. His name was pulled from the basket of those who have let the Garaventa Center know of personal connections they have made with UP colleagues, either in 3-D or online, as we all look for ways to keep a sense of community alive and well here. If you’d like to be included in the next raffle, please email Karen Eifler (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and just the number of connections you have made—no other details needed!
Residence hall students raised $5,563 for Holy Cross Missions through their fundraisers and signature events this year, according to director Andrew Weingarten. Each residence hall partners annually with the Holy Cross Mission Center in Notre Dame, IN to adopt a particular mission. Our students take opportunities to learn about their hall’s mission and raise funds through a variety of annual signature hall events.
Christie Hall has proudly dedicated their fundraising work for the past few years to benefit the Holy Cross Schools in Plaisance and Pilate, Haiti. These schools serve the communities in these towns by educating youth in the area. Christie Hall’s signature fundraising event, Christie Pub, dates back to 1980 and continues today as an annual talent show for Christie residents. Each year a new keepsake root beer mug is designed by students and hall staff honoring the tradition in Christie Hall of coming together and enjoying each other’s company.
Kenna Hall dedicated their fundraising work this past year to the St. Marianne Cope’s Young Women’s project, which supports and funds young women’s education in Bangladesh. Kenna Canvas was a night for residents and students from other halls to come receive a painting lesson from Fr. Mark Ghyselinck, C.S.C.
Some of the halls will create new activities and events from time to time. This past year Fields Hall held their first Glow Run which was a nighttime 5K run followed by a large Bingo game. Through this event they raised money for La Fuente, a project in Chile to feed elderly persons of very limited means.
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Are you curious about what UP’s residence halls look like? Residence life director Andrew Weingarten (pictured) and Campus Ministry director Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C., will offer two guided tours through the residence halls this summer. Each hall’s unique chapel will be featured on the tours, which will be on Friday, June 28 and Wednesday, July 3. Those who wish to attend are asked to meet at the Schoenfeldt Hall basketball court by 3 p.m.
The student affairs division has announced the appointment of Andrew Weingarten as director of residence life. Weingarten most recently served as director of residence life at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. He has eight years of experience at Manhattan College, a Lasallian institution, serving in a number of roles from assistant residence hall director, housing operations coordinator, area coordinator, assistant director of residence life for judicial affairs, and assistant director for housing & operations to director of residence life. Andrew has served on the Title IX coordinator’s advisory committee and has investigated and adjudicated Title IX cases, he has supported students of concern through the college’s CARE team, he has experience with Green Dot Bystander Intervention programs, and he has implemented assessment programs to support and improve student retention. He will begin his new duties on Monday, September 3.