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Resident assistants, named for 2003-2004 in UNI residence halls

July 30, 2003

Pat Beck, assistant director, Residence/Marketing, (319) 273-7438
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Resident assistants and community advisers have been named at the University of Northern Iowa for the 2003-2004 academic year.

Jessica (Jessi) Fisher of Ogden, a sophomore majoring in finance/real estate, is one of approximately 85 resident assistants (RAs) in the UNI Department of Residence. Fisher will serve in Hagemann Hall. RAs serve as student advisers to approximately 40 students in a residence hall, providing assistance with personal, interpersonal and academic concerns. The RAs also support residents in the development of a cohesive living and learning group.

RAs are certified in first aid and CPR, receive extensive training in conflict mediation and are the university's contact for students in the residence halls. In addition, they plan and present educational programs, offer planned and spontaneous social activities and provide academic support for students.

'RAs are vital to the success of the University of Northern Iowa residence system. They provide models for leadership while maintaining high academic standards,' said Lyn Redington, associate director of the Department of Residence/Housing.