Left to Right: Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Joanna Royce-Davis, Resident Director Mercy Daramola, Resident Assistant Tyler Dobies, President Thomas Krise, Resident Hall Council President Mollie Parce and Dean of Campus Life and Executive Director of Residential Life Tom Huelsbeck  participate in cutting of the ribbon to freshly renovated Stuen Hall.
Left to Right: Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Joanna Royce-Davis, Resident Director Mercy Daramola, Resident Assistant Tyler Dobies, President Thomas Krise, Resident Hall Council President Mollie Parce and Dean of Campus Life and Executive Director of Residential Life Tom Huelsbeck participate in cutting of the ribbon to freshly renovated Stuen Hall.Stuen Hall has been under construction since summer 2013 and was scheduled to be reopened the following fall. After much construction and scheduling set-backs, residents moved in Sept. 13.

Stuen residents had moved in on Sept. 4 with the rest of campus, but into Tinglestad. The whole hall fit on the eighth and ninth floors.
“The [Stuen] community really bonded in T-stad,” said Tyler Dobies, Resident Assistant with Additional Duties. “We are really grateful to T-stad for sharing their space with us.”
Stuen residents—often referred to as “Stuen-ites”—moved in Sept. 13 in the morning.
“RHC did a great job decorating both Tinglestad and Stuen,” Resident Director Mercy Daramola said. “They really made it feel like home.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the building took place on Sept. 16. Executive Director of Residential Life Tom Huelsbeck was the master of ceremonies, where President Krise, Vice President of Student Life Joanna Royce-Davis, Resident Hall Council president Mollie Parce, Daramola, Dobies and Huelsbeck cut the ribbon.
Stuen comes with some upgrades in this remodel, such as LED lights in resident rooms, heated floors in the common area, steel plates to reinforce the walls and card access for residents’ rooms.
“I love the card access because I kept losing my keys, so it’s one less thing to carry,” Dobies said. “It’s really cool, too.”
To learn more about Stuen’s updates, visit:
http://www.plu.edu/residential-life/misc/residence-halls\stuen-hall.php. ◼︎

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