Each Monday evening, the young men in the dorm gather to learn a practical skill. So far this year, the guys have learned how to do laundry, tie a tie, clean a toilet, lift weights properly, clean a sink trap. This last week, one of the RAs explained down to keep a dorm room clean, including how to make a bed and how to clean a mirror without leaving streaks.
“Manly Mondays” as the guys have nicknamed them, are the idea of dean Caleb Minty, who felt the need to intentionally teach practical skills that often get forgotten. In the future, he hopes to cover skills such as jump-starting a car with a dead battery, checking tire pressure, ironing a dress shirt, and more.