Campus View RAs Perpetuate 'Random' Kindnesses

Published 03.19.2012

Student News

Senior RA Jonathan M. Probst leaves a surprise on a student's vehicle Toting an aromatic armload of goodwill, Probst is joined by Maggie K. Calkins (left) and Christy M. Yingling Probst and Amanda A. Allanah tuck a flower and accompanying 'Pass it on' sentiments on a driver's windshieldCampus View Resident Assistants kicked off their Random Acts of Kindness Week by passing out flowers and ideas to help others. Among suggestions for their classmates? Look for something around you that can be fixed up, picked up or attended to; compliment a stranger sincerely; pay for the person behind you with your flex dollars; say "Thank you" to maintenance employees for their hard work; give another driver your parking spot; help someone struggling with heavy bags; invite someone new to lunch (or invite someone that is sitting alone to eat with you); or smile at people you pass on your way to class. Other activities this week will include free windshield-cleaning in the Campus View parking lot at 4 p.m. Tuesday; an appreciation of service staff in the Campus View Courtyard at 10 p.m. Wednesday; free hugs and kisses in the Keystone Dining Room from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday; and speaking to area schoolchildren at 1 p.m. Friday about their majors and why the Campus View RAs love what they do. Photos by Ashley A. Smith Nicholas, coordinator of residence life