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'Stories' will guide the work of HRL in 2017-18

From staff reports | Aug 31, 2017

Each fall, Housing & Residence Life unites its staff and brands its operations by designating an annual theme. This year’s theme, “Stories,” was inspired by the words of American author Madeline L’Engle: “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”

According to Assistant Director of Residence Life Chris Reghetti-Feyler, the importance of one’s story is immense.

“It helps to show ones’ roots, influences, joys and challenges. It helps to define, and maybe, redefine who one is,” Reghetti-Feyler said. “Hearing, knowing and understanding the story of others is eye opening, heartbreaking, empowering, challenging, and amazing. It allows us to broaden our awareness of the experiences and feelings of others, even though it is not our reality.”

This marks the 31st consecutive year that HRL has themed its operations. A practice that began with Residence Life’s then-director Joe Burke in 1987 has since evolved into a cherished departmental tradition, which focuses HRL’s professional development and provides a rallying point for housing operations over the course of the academic year.

To view all 31 of RHL’s annual themes and explanations of each visit: https://www.ohio.edu/housing/themes.cfm   .


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