More than 500 college students will be at the University of Nebraska at Kearney for the 2012 Midwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (MACURH) Conference, Friday- Sunday, Nov. 2-4.
The conference, titled "MACURH the Musical," is a leadership conference for students involved within the Residence Life systems at their respective institutions in the Midwest region. The MACURH region consists of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and Manitoba, Canada. In all, 41 colleges and universities have registered.
Throughout the conference, the delegates will attend sessions on topics that relate to residence halls and the communities built through them. Delegates will also have opportunities to get to know each other through mixers and social events.
The Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary at UNK formed the conference board to apply for the bid and plan the event.
"The events of the conference promote networking between schools, presentation of program ideas, conducting business in a boardroom setting for the betterment of the organization, recognizing individuals for their work and dedication, and even a little bit of entertainment," said Justin Vogel of Scottsbluff, conference chair.
MACURH is one of eight regional branches of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, which is one of the largest student-run organizations in the world, involving students from across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa.