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Ohio University to host No-Frills Conference

ATHENS, Ohio (Jan. 26, 2007) -- Student-delegates representing the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) will be traveling from 29 schools on Feb. 9 and 10 to Ohio University for the 2007 No-Frills Conference. 

NACURH is regarded as the largest student-run organization in the world. It promotes the idea that living in residence halls is a vital part of the college experience. It offers resources to member schools to aid them in creating the finest residence hall environment for their students.

The annual No-Frills conference will work with student-delegates on setting up a group of administrators at each participating institution that will listen to students' concerns. They will also share and collaborate on new ideas to support the interests and welfare of residence hall students. 

Delegates will attend breakout sessions to build leadership skills, as well as learn interactive ways to implement residence hall programs at their school. Their goal is to allow students to have an input residence hall life. Promoting residence hall involvement and civic responsibility, including cultural and developmental education, is also an important aspect. 

Ohio University President Roderick McDavis and Conference Chair Kevin Yurasek have created welcome videos available on the university Web site for viewing and for PodCast downloading. 

Volunteers are always needed and welcome to help visitors with parking on campus and navigation through Baker. If you would like to help, contact the volunteer chair of the conference by visiting the No-Frills Web site at www.ohio.edu/nofrills/.

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Media Contact: Public Relations Chair Kimberly Suntala at 740-566-9184 or ks297805@ohio.edu

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