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April 10, 2007

University Residences thanks student workers, recruits more

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University Residences is sponsoring several student employee appreciation events this week while also seeking employees for this summer.

The week began with Monday night flag football under the lights at 9:30 p.m. at the Intramural Playing Fields and concludes with free bowling and billiards from 6-11 p.m. on Sunday (April 15) at the Purdue Memorial Union. University Residences student employees can play wallyball at the Recreational Sports Center from 7 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday. For Friday and Saturday night, free tickets are available to employees to attend the Purdue Student Union Board presentation of the movie "Freedom Writers" at Fowler Hall.

"University Residences serves the living and/or dining needs of well more than 12,000 students," said Carolyn S. Newlin, student employment coordinator for Housing and Food Services. "We could not begin to do this without the more than 1,500 students who faithfully fill important jobs throughout University Residences."

Each student has been notified by flyer on how they can participate in the events, and students can still register for upcoming weekend events. For information, employees can contact their supervisor.

University Residences also is seeking summer utility workers to help prepare residence halls and other facilities for the fall semester. The full-time jobs run from May 7 until Aug. 10. Employees will perform a variety of tasks, including cleaning, painting and landscaping. Applications are available at the front desk of each university residence and Smalley Center.

"Many people think summer is a downtime at the university, but in University Residences it is one of the busier times," Newlin said. "The work we do then goes a long way toward ensuring the high quality of University Residences all year long."

Graduating high school seniors from the local area who will be at least 18 years old also are encouraged to apply.

Writer: Jim Schenke, (765) 494-6262, jschenke@purdue.edu

Source: Carolyn Newlin, (765) 494-0221, csnewlin@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

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