Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Music: Battle of the Bands 2009

Watch this video to see DU students performing at Battle of the Bands 2009. Tom Blackwell, Tomasz Jurczak and Austin Hall talk about their musical styles. Learn about new musical genres such as space crowd rock and noise music.

Did you know you can manipulate sounds by using a gameboy??

This video will show you how....

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Coughlin 2 Wonder Water Fountain

The 8th Wonder of Coughlin 2 was on display late last week. It was the never ending water fountain! The water would go and go without any human assistance.

While the attraction undoubtedly created by some mischievous resident was amusing at first, the aftermath left nothing to smile about. After about an hour of running, the water began to fill up and overflow. Maintenance was called by two RA's and a resident in order to fix the problem. At around 12am, Jeff Powell, a member of Physical Plant, came to shut the water off.

The prank lead to a giant puddle in the hallway and a water damage on the floor below. For now, the water fountain has been shut off indefinitely.

If you did not get a chance to see the attraction before it closed, please check out the video below.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dominican Court: Housing Plan Unveiled

Students at Wednesday's RSA meeting look at the apartment unit floor plans displayed on easels.

This past Wednesday at Resident Student Association's General Meeting, Rob Babcock and Evy Koutzas from Residence Life gave the details of the housing plan which will go into effect next fall. A new construction apartment complex, Dominican Court, has been reserved for Dominican students. It's on 7700 W. North Ave. in Elmwood Park. The walk to and from Main Campus (if you choose to walk) is shorter than the walk from the Priory to the Main Campus.

With the housing shortage continuing to be an issue for the university, the chance to house up to sixty DU students at these apartments is a way to help alleviate the problem. The number of freshmen coming in next year is continuing the growth trend. While the housing is shifted around on the Main Campus (for example, 40 beds on the 3rd and 4th floors of Centennial being reserved for freshmen), the housing lottery this spring will have the additional option to live at Dominican Court.

Each apartment unit has a full kitchen (includes dishwasher, refrigerator and microwave). There is also a washer and dryer in each apartment, though you have to pay per use. The heat, water, gas and electric is included in the lease payment, but students will have to pay extra for internet and cable. With the full kitchen, students are not required to sign up for a meal plan at Dominican. Instead, students can go on the commuter meal plan (50 flex dollars).

The apartment lease starts from August 22 to May 15. The three options are 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom; 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; and 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Below are photos of the display boards showing the floor plans so students at the meeting could get a better idea of what to expect.

The pricing of the apartment lease is yet to be determined, but it will most likely be higher than rooms on campus.
For more information, students should contact Evy Koutzas at (708) 714-9185.