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Section ?. Paire 0—THE DAILY IOWAN—Iowa CHy, la.—Sal.. Auic.^, jt»53 Only Women's Boarding Dormitory— Currier Haii Has Home-like Atmosphere Nolo to new coeds—If you're used to saying goodnight to your boyfriend in the privacy of your own front porch, 'bo prepared for n radienl change, For if you're goiiig to live in Currier hall this year, you'll find that saying goodnight is far from private. Bright lights will shine on you. But you won't <bc alone. Anywhere from 10 to 100 or more couples will be doing the same thing. That isri't the only change from home that you'll find when you move into the largest women's dormitory on campus. Living in a building with about 700 other girls is really a change from home life, 'but not an unpleasant one. Has Advantages of Home Currier, SUI's only women's boarding dormitory, has almost all the advantages of home. Although you can't raid the ( icebox at midnight, you can go to the soda fountain before, 10 p.m. for . a coke, sandwich, malt, etc. Vou'll have someone to talk , to at almost any time of th« day or night too. But companionship and -I lengthy toull sessions aren't the only things to be found at Currier. After you've lost your voice from talking, you can go down to the north recreation room and . watch TV. The large room is • comfortably finished with lounges, chairs, coffee tables, card tables, etc. Watch TV What's even ibetter is that you can watch TV in your pajamas — except on weekend nights when you can lake your dates down to watch TV with you. Every day after 4 p.m. you can also take guests into any of the many, 1 rnoderji decorated lounges. If you want to go some .place really quiet to study or read, there's the library with deep, soft davenports and walls lined wiUi books, mostly novels for pleasure reading. Rooms Have Telephones Whether your room is a dou- .. ble, a single, or a suite, you'll find a telephone in each room. '' Also in every room there is a lavatory, a medicine cabinet, a dresser, an easy chair, one or two closets, and a bed. desk and chair for each girl. Bedspreads, drapes, and .bed linen are all furnished. In the north basement there are 10 automatic washers, an .extractor, and two dryers so that residents may do their own laundry. ityere are also drying racks if you don't want to use the dryers. . On each floor there are two or three ironing rooms, which also have hot plates and sinks in them. . There are mail boxes in the lobbies for each room. And five . days a week The Daily lowan is delivered' to the door of every room. ',' Now for eating. Breakfast is . served cafeteria style. Both j lunch and dinner are served family style. Gurrier has three dining rooms, all connected, which arc used for lunch and dinner. THIS SCENE is a familiar one at Currier hall, the university's women's boarding dormitory.,Every, room has a phone, lavatory, medicine cabinet, dresser, easy chair, closets, bed, desk and chair:..far' each girl. Bedspreads, drapes and bed linens are also furnished. ./.:.': Currier hall is more 'than just a place to hang your hat. It has a student-run government* and offers activities to all Currier- ites. The hub of the Currier government is the general council, made up of Currier officers, unit chairmen, ;board chairmen, and three representatives to the university Student Council. All of these girls, with the exception of the board chairmen, are nominated 'by a senior nominating committee each spring. Chairmen Selection The board chairmen are selected by the previous chairmen and the council executive committee. This year's officers are: Barbara Oliver, A3, Des Moines, president; Phyllis Fischer, A3, Elgin, 111., vice-president; Sally Beisser, A2, Fort Dodge, secretary; and Linda Gamble, Al, Fairfield, treasurer. Each unit chairman represents the girls in her unit — a section of each floor in which approximately 50 girls live. The four .boards in the dormitory arc social, activities, judicial and public relations. Social Activities Board Social board is in charge of all social activities of Currier. Each year there arc two formal dances — one in December and another in February. Throughout the year there are numerous mixers with Hi\lcrest, Quadrangle, and South Quadrangle. Activities board keeps Cur- rier's council and students informed on all campus activities. It has charge'of Currier's homecoming float and also the selection ol Currier nominees for beauty contests. Enforces Rules | Judiciary board's main job is to see that rules and regulations are followed. It deals with girls who have gone over their allotted minutes for lateness, gives out campuses, and is in charge of maintaining quiet hours. The fourth board, public relations, has charge of Currier's newspaper, "Dormstory," and WVOC, the dorm's radio station which runs jointly with HILC of Hillcrest. A relatively new thing at Cur- risr is the new student council made up of freshmen and tr&ris- fer girls new to Currier. T,ne president of this, council is alsb on general council. This new student council works in -feeha'if of new students and carriss-'on activities itself. . ' •','"See Unit Advisers .. ; - i;> If problems arise the; peonle to see are the unit advisers,, 'Ivffto also - take bed check ' nigh'tly. Another person to see, not «my for advice or help, but to •knq.w as a friend, is Miss Virginia Buckingham, head counselbr'.to women. ;"'. ' .-. Still another good person ' io know around Currier 1 is',Miss Dorothy Leslie, head of pirrrier and of women's dormitories. 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  1. The Daily Iowan,
  2. 27 Aug 1955, Sat,
  3. Page 71

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