MAP-Works Winner Announced

Residence Life Coordinator, Kurt Earnest, surprises MAP-Works winner, Audra Schminke, with free room and board for a year.

Free room and board for a year sounds like a pretty good deal, right?

Freshman Audra Schminke was surprised with just that on the evening of November 4.  The unsuspecting Schminke was dining with friends in Union Drive Marketplace when Residence Life Coordinator, Kurt Earnest, and ISU Dining Director, Nancy Keller, showed up at her table with the prize.

All students who took an assessment called MAP Works were entered to win free room and board for a year.  MAP Works is available to all first-time Iowa State students.  The assessment helps students figure out where they are doing well in their transition to college and where they might need some assistance. 

In the areas they need a little help, MAP Works points them to campus resources to help them have a successful start at Iowa State.  The assessment also connects students with their advisers and hall directors on campus.  It’s one more way Iowa State and the Department of Residence are committed to helping students get the most of their time as a Cyclone.