Issue #15– January 22, 2010
Resident Spotlight: Harry Marx
by: Daniel C. Smith, Community Advocate for Colony Manor
Harry Marx is a fourth year student in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET). Through his work with the MET program he has developed a passion for consumer products. Harry actually came to RIT before he even chose MET as a major and then fell in love with the program and its hands-on approach to mechanical engineering. Other interests for him are graphic design and industrial design.
One of the biggest things Harry is involved in on-campus is InterVarsity. According to Harry, “InterVarsity is a non-denominational Christian fellowship that exists to see students and faculty transformed through campus involvement and world changers developed.” The organization is split into two main groups, large group and small group. Large group meets every week, is geared towards involving all students, and is seen as the “face” of InterVarsity. The Small groups are split up into clusters; the freshmen cluster, the apartment cluster, and the niche cluster.
The Apartment cluster is broken up into Colony Manor, Perkins Green, and University Commons. The Niche cluster is broken up into social justice and diversity. Harry leads the Small group for Colony along with his co-leader Mike. The meetings usually consist of mostly bible study along with planning outreach events and assigning prayer buddies.
Outreach events that InterVarsity works on include programs like cookies for crap, in which members of the Colony small group went around to student’s apartments taking out their trash and giving them cookies. These events help InterVarsity make an impact on the apartment complexes and get to know the residents. In the near future, the Perkins Green and Colony small groups are teaming up with Residence Life to put on a program called Winter Fest.
InterVarsity is not the only activity Harry does. When he has free time he enjoys skateboarding, good food, and action-comedy movies. He is a good cook and when he gets the chance will make a gourmet meal, but most of the time he prefers to eat at a nice restaurant. Harry also has an interest in soccer, concerts, and has several tattoos.
Lately Harry has been working hard to find a co-op for next quarter while wrapping up work for this quarter.
If you are interested in learning more about InterVarsity at RIT, you can contact the Apartment Cluster Coordinator, Curtis Columbare, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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