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  1. doctordes

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    Hey -- just wanted to say hello to my fellow classmates of 2006! I'm 23 (female) and am from Wichita. I'm looking to live in Century Towers but really think it may be cheaper to get a roommate! Anyone looking? Let me know :)
     
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    Hey doctores--
    I too am in the class of 2006 at UHS! Congrats on admission!! Since you are from Wichita, did you apply for some of the scholarships, namely the Kansas Osteopathic Scholarship? As far as Century Towers, sounds like there are quite a few people looking to live there. I myself am not one of them.
    Just wanted to say hi and welcome to the class!

    Chris :D
     
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    Hey Dr Des,
    Congratulations on your acceptance. I'll be living in Century Towers, but I'll be in my own unit, so we'll just have to be neighbors! Figuring that I know absolutely no one in the KC region, I figured I'd meet a lot of people in Century Towers...if it's a bad neighborhood, we can cross the street in a big gang! (power in numbers?!) I hoping that with all of us living so close, we can help each other get through the tough stuff. Are you currently in school, or have you been out. I'm 29 and have been out in the working world for 8 years. Looking forward to going back!! Take Care! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    Dear DrMaryC,

    Good idea about the 'power in numbers' in crossing the street-- now if I could only talk my colleagues here in Boston into the idea, maybe?? I'll see you in Century Towers & trust me, until you've seen the area Boston Medical Center is in in South Boston, KCMO is almost a block party!!

    Good luck with everything until then!
    ~drhillary
     
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    Hey guys--

    I'm 22 and have grown up in the Kansas City area. I will be living with my parents in Olathe, Kansas during this first year of school.

    I will tell you that the area around UHS doesn't look that great, but I believe the community there is generally very happy to have the medical school and students as a part of their community. UHS has been in Kansas City for nearly 100 years. That area used to be a thriving part of the city. As with any big city, the oldest parts often become the "poorest" parts in later years. I believe this is mostly the case for the area around UHS. They are fixing Kansas City up more and more each year. I wouldn't be too scared of living right there. Especially in Century Towers, with the police and fire department headquarters located in the building. They are definitely thinking safety first with all the features they have included.

    I think it will be great for all the students living in the same environment at Century Towers. I hope that I will be able to develop friendships with those in the area even though I will be commuting each day. We could all use the support and bonding to help us succeed and enjoy the whole process.

    Anyway, this got long, but I just wanted to join in on your conversation. I hope we can keep these going until August. It will be fun to see who everyone is. We'll have to put our screen names on our nametags. haha
     
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    Hey Dr. Hillary!
    You sound like you're kind of city-savvy, like me! I'm sure it'll all be all right. Will you have your own apt. or will you get a roommate? I asked for the 9th floor (they said the tenth was full)... with "a view". Are you coming from the working world, also?
    Have a great day!
     
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    Hey everyone! I just wanted to join in the chat. I won't be living in Century Towers because I have a son & pets, but hopefully I won't miss out on too much because of it. If it was just me, I wouldn't mind, but I don't think I would feel comfortable with my son playing outside.

    I'm coming from another career as well...public relations. Figure that one out! ha! ha! You guys can teach me medicine & I'll teach you how to be nice to patients! :D (Just kidding!)

    Have a great week.

    - Tammy
     
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    Tammy,
    The medical world is full of people who need help from people like you!! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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    I was just curious as to where everyone was going to live in Century towers. They have me on the 6th floor. Anyone else located there?
     
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    Hey drchris! I am in the process of applying for a few scholarships, including the KS Osteopathic Scholarship. Is it just me or are you getting tired of writing essays about how great you are!? That's actually my current stress of the moment; figuring out how to pay for this madness. I'm so excited to just get started. Good luck on all your scholarship stuff!

    Desiree:)
     
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    Glad to meet some of you girls who will be my neighbors! I'm actually going to visit in a week and will probably just put a deposit down for a 1-bedroom at that time. I'll keep yall posted what floor I'm on!
     
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    Dear DrMaryC,

    I will probably be living with a roommate if all works out & haven't been assigned a floor yet based on the fact that all our lease stuff isn't complete yet. To answer your question about coming in from the working world-- I have done my time in an ER (3 years) but have always been a student along the way. I can't wait to get out there to KC!!

    ~Hillary
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    doctordes--
    Yes I agree with you; I am sick and tired of writing essays on why you would be a great doctor, what you want to do with your life, if you would be willing to cure some freak skin disease on Mars!! It gets very old!!

    I do have a question for you Century Towerers here: How much does the basic one bedroom cost? I am considering living here or somewhere else, depending on how my cards fall.....just wondering how much it would cost to live there!!

    Thanks!!

    Chris
     
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    Dear UHSers,

    I potentially had a roomie to share a 2 BR at CT, but things may not work out, so please reply or PM me if you are a female, nonsmoker looking for a roomie?! Thanks & goo dluck to everyone on the apt. hunt!

    ~drhillary

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    drchris,
    I did some checking, and CT has a special right now for UHS students that they've extended to like July. A one bedroom is $475 (regularly $520), and a one bedroom with a "premium view" (of what, I ask) is $510 (regularly $545). That includes all utilities except heat and air. I'm actually going up next weekend to check it out and mostly likely will reserve a place then. They're number is 1-816-221-5222 and their website is <a href="http://www.centurytowerskc.com" target="_blank">www.centurytowerskc.com</a> -- no, they're not paying me to advertise!! :) Hope this helps! ------des
     
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    Des--
    Thanks for all your info. Did you get your bachelor's in Public Relations or something! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    That price is a little steep for me. I have found a few places for around 290-300 and within 10 miles of campus. I will go up and check them out!!

    Chris
     
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    Hi Dr. Des, how are you?
    Can't wait to hear how your trip to KC went...give us the scoop on CT. When I reserved my apt. I was chatting with one of the girls that works there (can't remember her name) and I suggested that they get those luggage carts like they have in hotels so that if you had a big shopping day (yeah right, on a student budget)or lots of groceries or whatever it would be easier than making 1000 trips up to your room. That lobby is kind of long...I lived in a building once that was similar and having those carts was a big help! When I was there in the model apartment there was a very nice stainless steel rack above the kitchen sink. I wonder if this is standard for every apartment or not. OK, Martha Stewart signing out! Ciao!
     
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    Dr. Chris:
    Where did you find the apt. for $200-300 price range? My sister and I looked around (with the help of Apt. Search), but we didn't find anything near that price. I think we will end up in University Towers. Its just down the road and has a little more room than Century Towers.
    Karen.
     
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    Karen--
    I looked on <a href="http://www.forrent.com" target="_blank">www.forrent.com</a>
    That is where I found some apartments. The cheapest I found is $290 a month. There was one that is one bedroom and the rest were studio apartments within the 290-320 price range. Check it out and see what you find! All of the places were also within 8 miles of the school, so that is good!

    Chris
     
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  20. outgolfing

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    hi everyone....i'm thinking of staying in century towers too....but, was wondering what people think of it....like the area, conditions..etc....let me know...about deadlines and stuff...thanks...i'm vinh by the way.
     
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    Dear Vinh,
    Congrats on your acceptance...welcome to the gang! I'll be living in CT, I just got my "Welcome Home" letter yesterday. I was impressed with the building/apartments/proximity to school. I had questions about the neighborhood, which Anna was nice enough to quell my fears. So I've decided not to worry about the neighborhood. CT was an easy choice for me because I know NOTHING about KC, and have no current contacts other than you guys. Currently I live in a nice apt. in the perfect neighborhood in the Cleveland area. There are lots of students, professionals, museums, art, music and of course restaurants. I was hoping to find a similar neighborhood in KC but remembered that I'm not coming to KC but to go to school, so I shouldn't worry too much about the neighborhood! I'll have a car, so in my spare time (ha ha) I can drive to my favorite spots.

    But all in all I'm moving into CT for the location, location, location. And they're brand new. Having been somewhat of a professional apartment dweller over the past 7 years, there's something to be said for a brand new apt. that no one has lived in before!!

    Have a great day, can't wait to meet you. BTW got the 10th floor! "BOO-YAH"! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
    M.
     
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    Hey mary,
    thanks for the words of confidence....i hope to see you in august too...was wondering what was the process of getting the apartment in CT,deposits, etc.?...what advice or information did you get from Anna? and who's anna? ....well,talk to you later....
    always,
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    Dear DrMaryC,

    Hey neighbor! I just got word I'll be on the 10th floor too-- which is great as I cannot deal with overhead noise at all! See you there!

    ~drhillary
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    Hillary, I can't stand upstairs noise either! I had a neighbor upstairs from me this past year who was SO obnoxious! It's an old building with hardwood floors and it sounded like she was (expletive) bowling up there. We battled, let me tell you. She was on the top floor so she had no consideration. Anyway, when I interviewed at UHS and visited CT that day, I was like all bug-eyed asking the CT info girl about soundproofing in the apartments! I look back and I can see how nuts that woman above me made me. Whew! So yes, neighbor, we won't have to worry about that. Just as long as there's no helicopter landing pad or noisy air conditioners!

    Did you get a room "with a view"? I'm sorry if this is redundant, but when are you moving down there? (I can't remember if you said in one of your other posts) I'm planning on Aug 3,4.

    Vinh, they made the process real easy. You just have to fill out a rental application and send them 175.00 for a deposit and a separate 30.00 for some fee. You request what floor you want, and if you want a view,etc. If I were you at this point I would just call them. They'll send you the papers. They're not there on Saturdays, so call during the week. They are only marketing to UHS students.

    Look at previous posts on this thread...Anna is one of our classmates who knows the KC area.

    Ciao Pizons!
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    Dear Mary,

    No, no view, & just one neighbor (I'm in apt 30, check your floorplan)!! I will be driving out from Boston, so I am leaving the 8th & will get there the 10th by dinner (hopefully)-- I can't leave until then b/c I have a final Aug. 6th & then need at least 1 day to decompress/ pack!! AHHHH! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

    Dear Vinh,

    Dealing with CT has been a very positive experience compared to my past endeavors (housing in BOSTON??!!- riiiiight) April & Stephanie (the CT housing people) are great about getting back to you & are happy to answer ANY questions. Oh, by the way, the extra $30 is for a standard credit check to make sure you're good for the $$.

    Good luck & see you all in August!

    ~Hillary
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    Is anyone who has a two-bedroom apartment already (hopefully the larger version) with little to no furniture still looking for a roomate at CT? If so, please send me a private message! Also, does anyone know anything about single bedroom availability at this late date?
     
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    hey everyone,
    it's vinh again...that's good that everyone is getting settled and stuff.....well, i'll contact people at CT soon...did anyone have any apprehension about the area?..i heard some people said it was bad....well, also i was wondering what people were planning for winter vacation and summer vacation...would i still have to pay rent for during summer vacation if i'm not staying there?....got finals...so, i'll talk to you all later....
    always,
    vinh :D
     
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    Hi vinh,

    CT rents out on a 12 month lease, so you would still need to pay rent on your place, even if you've gone home for a month or whatever if you sign up with them. However, when I signed up, the last month of the lease was rent-free (yey!). If they're still doing this, if you wanted to leave a month early, you wouldn't technically be losing any money. It's also nicer because the monthly rent payments are then smaller than what they appear, if you consider 11 months rent spread out over 12 months. Does that make any sense?

    As for the area, I've heard some things, too. But I don't think it's as bad as some people make it out to be. I don't live in KC right now, so maybe someone else would be more enlightened about this, but I think the new presence of CT, along with the police/fire command station or whatever it is that's going in on the first few floors will help make the area safe.

    Good luck in your decision! :)
     
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    Dr. MaryC --
    Sorry it took so long to get back to you! I saw the apartment at CT -- I'm on the 9th floor! I'm so excited to move in to a brand new apt. We're all going to have such a great time -- I can't wait to meet everyone. I'm not sure if the racks above the sink are standard, but I believe so, because the ones in the closet are. How cute is that apartment, though! I am absolutely ecstatic about meeting all of you. Let me know when you're moving up!
    Des:)
     
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    thanks solie and everyone....wow...if everyone is this nice ...this coming school year is going to be awesome....heheh....i'll probably call them up about deposits or something in a week....anyways...here Goes "UHS CLASS OF 2006 IS AWESOME YEAH"
    vinh :D
     
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    Thanks Dr. Des!!
    I thought the apts. were so cute too. I think that's why living there was such an easy choice. Thanks for thinking of me! Can't wait to meet ya!

    I have a question (for anyone) about the military scholorships. I would love to find a website...? I'm interested, but is it too late? Do you have to be physically perfect to get one? I think that it's an awesome option for $$ relief when school/residency is all over.

    BTW I had gotten an acceptance from another school a few weeks ago...and I gave it a lot of thought....and hands down I'm coming to UHS! I don't think I'll have any regrets.

    Suddenly time seems to be flying. Soon it will be June, then July (when I quit my job I've had for 6 1/2 years!) and then August and here we go! I'm nervous and excited and lots of stuff.

    Also thanks guys for the computer advice. I have a laptop already and all I need to do is upgrade to Office 2000 (unless you think that's not necessary, either).

    Stay well everyone!
    M.
     
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    ooops...some of my message pertains to my posts in UHS Class of 2006.
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    DrMaryC,
    I'm actually in the process for applying for military scholarships now. I know that the Air Force 4-year deadline has passed, but I'm not sure about the Army. I've applied to both. No, you do not have to be physically perfect but keep in mind the weight requirements are actually a bit more strict for officers than for enlisted. For example, I am 5'5" and for my height the max weight was 150. The physical was horrendous, though -- if you want to know more we can talk later but let's just say I walked out infuriated and in tears and almost didn't return for the rest of the day. But maybe I'm just a woos girl... I don't know about a website but I do have some contact names in the KC area if you're interested. Hope that helps --as a positive, the military gives you a stipend of $1200/mo. plus you're debt free. And I hear the physical is the only bad part. :) :)
     
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    Hi Des,
    You should give me the details of the physical! (private/email)I have a stupid question...when you are an "officer", do you have to do boot camp, physical training, etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm physically fit. If you get awarded the scholarship, what happens next? Do you think I could just contact any army recruiter in the Cleveland area for now? Are you going to have to leave school to go do army stuff? Is your summer next year going to be devoted to the army? And how many years will you have to serve? If you have time, fill me in on the details.

    And of course, I wish you luck; hope you get it. Tonight I'm going to do my transcript requests for UHS. So much to do....

    Ciao,
    Mary :)
     
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    Dear Mary,

    As far as I know, the ARMY deadline has passed also (sometime in April) but you can also sign up later (i.e. for a 3-year scholarship), so I would check that out. I also have interesting physical exam stories if you want to PM or e-mail me, I'll share, too. Good luck otherwise & see you at the PENTHOUSE (10th floor) in Century Towers!

    ~Hillary
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    MaryC,
    No, as a professional officer you would not have to do boot camp or anything like that. Professional officers go by different military "rules" than other members. If you got the scholarship, you would go to officer training school (I think it's like 6 weeks) first, which is usually done during the summer. For instance, if you got a three-year scholarship from the Army next year, you would go during summer 2003 and your scholarship would start in the fall of 2003. From what I hear, it's mostly just classroom work and they are very respectful. You get paid $1200/mo for just going to school and then 45 days out of each year you are required to be active duty, which basically means just going to a military hospital and learning some things there. If you're not able to get away for those 45 days from school during the year, it's no big deal from what I'm told. The good news is you get captain's pay during those 45 days regardless of where you spend them. I believe you owe them one year to every year they help you. They have lots of residency programs as well. It's really a good deal if you are willing to commit some of your career as a doc to forgiving the debt -- personally, I am hesitant to pursue it simply because I'm not sure if the freedom to practice anywhere I want in the future is worth more than my debt. I think I'm actually going to wait a year and see how I feel then.
    On a side note, if you do decide you're interested enough to call a recruiter, don't let them run all over you! My dad has been in the military for 25 years, and he gave me this advice: The military really needs docs right now, and we have something that they need so we deserve to be treated with more respect than just an 18 year old kid wanting to enlist. I hope I've helped some. I'll send you a description of the physical, too. :)
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> The military really needs docs right now, and we have something that they need so we deserve to be treated with more respect than just an 18 year old kid wanting to enlist. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hi Doctordes,
    I know you wrote the above in good spirit and that you certainly meant no harm by it, but I will take exception to what you said nonetheless. The 18 year old kids deserve every bit as much respect, perhaps even more, as a doctor or another professional does, especially if the professionals are looking to get commissioned simply for the sake of the financial help. Please remember that some of these 18 year olds end up giving much more than you and I ever will.
    I am a former enlisted Marine, and find troubling the portrayal of military training as being disrespectful. What you are refering to as such is most likely the bootcamp and I understand why people who haven't been through it think of it as being degrading and demeaning with the instructors always in your face, yelling and screaming. Without dwelling on it much, I will simply tell you that it is all done with a very specific intent and it is indispensable to training; without such strictness, one would never be able to mold a hundred individual civilians into an effective military unit.
    Having said that, I will agree with you, for the benefit of all who might be interested, that the professionals do not go through the same training as the enlisted or even the other commissioned officers do. It is much more laid-back. So, if that concern is the only thing holding you back, you really have no reason to be concerned at all.
    Please don't take offense to my post Doctordes; I did not mean to single you out. I just think that we can all be a bit more careful with our words.
     
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    Qafas,
    I understand your reply and completely agree with you. I was responding simply to my personal experience for the differentiation between enlistees and officers. Just to let you know my point, my father was at one time one of those 18-year olds and I have complete respect for them -- but as you know, the experience of a physical is open to interpretation. I know the reason why the military has to do things the way they do; all I'm saying is that in my situation I thought they could have done things a bit different. But I also believe I probably would have been more okay with things had my recruiter properly prepared me for the details of the procedure. Are you participating in the scholarship program?
     
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    OY! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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    Hi Doctordes,
    glad to see that you didn't take offense to my post :) . As far as the physical is concerned, I agree with you...it is pretty tough. I still remember mine even though it was almost 8 years ago. And I also agree with you about recruiters; the thing to remember about military recruiters is that they won't lie to you, but they won't tell you the whole truth either. I often wished my recruiter would have prepared me better as well, with respect to what lay in store for me. But, then, if they started doing that I think they would lose many applicants before they sign on that dotted line!
    And to answer your question, I am not doing the scholarship. If the Marine Corps had its own medical dept., I just might have done it. But, as things stand right now, I would rather owe money than time. The freedom to practice where I choose has weighed in just a little bit more for me.
     
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    Since this has turned into a conversation about officer vs. enlisted life, let me throw in my thoughts. The life of a military doctor is very different from other officers. I am presently a medical officer on active duty (not a doc, though), and there are so many administrative issues that I deal with on a daily basis that docs don't have to worry about.

    As far as the physical aspect, there's little to no tolerance for officers, docs included, not to be in good shape. If you're in reasonable physical condition, don't worry, but if you can't run a few laps without getting tired, start running now!

    On another note, I just got the final confirmation from the army that I can go to school! Finally, after 3 years, I know that can start school this August!
     
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    But, lets move the discussion back to the main topic. I changed my mind, and I decided to go for a single room at Century Towers. I made the mistake in my present job of not living near my peers, and it looks like if I lived at Bennington Ridge, I would make the same mistake again. I talked to the people at CT, and they told me that there's some people who have the Lusso apartments that are looking for roomates. If you're one of those people, please let me know! I'm very interested in living in one of those big apartments. I look forward to making the move to KC this summer (probably early August) and meeting all of you in person. Although I hope CT does not become Party Central (we need to study and sleep!), I look forward the sense of community that we'll all probably experience. If we're going to live in that neighborhood, we'll need to stick together.
    By the way, I am an excellent chef. Feel free to stop off at my apartment for some samples ( I never make enough food for just one person).
    Oh, and just to make sure, the rooms at CT are not furnished, correct? And the kitchens are include a dishwasher and a garbage disposal, yes?
     
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    For those of you who already have an apartment secured at CT, did they send you the lease in the mail? I got a call telling me my application was approved (and what floor I'd be on) about 2 months ago, but since then I've recieved nothing. Do you just sign it when you move in?

    Thanks for all your help! :)

    ~~Danielle~~
     
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    Hi T.A.M,
    congratulations on getting your release from the Army. Welcome aboard the UHS bandwagon! Must be quite a relief.
    I think you and I exchanged emails a few weeks earlier about the housing situation. You seem to finally have decided to go with CT.... good for you! :) As for me, I am still looking. I keep getting calls from CT's leasing office, but I am put off by the small size of the one bd apts. I wish they offered a one bd with larger living room area like one of the two bd plans does. Then I would have gone with CT hands down.
    Anyway, I have been looking on the web and there seem to be a few promising options within about 5 miles of UHS. I am planning on taking a trip to KC sometime in June, after I get out of Philadelphia, and look for a place.
    Meanwhile, if anyone has any more info on other complexes that they have scoped out already, it would be nice if they could share.
     
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    By the way, for those of you who might not know, CT has a website - <a href="http://www.centurytowerskc.com" target="_blank">www.centurytowerskc.com</a>
     
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    Hi T.A.M.,
    I too love to cook! It's kind of my hobby. It relaxes me and brings out my creative side. I like to cook and I like to eat. My family is like, "you'll never have time to cook!!!", but you know, what are ya supposed to do? Eat fast, unhealthy food all the time? For me personally, how can I become a doctor that helps people make wise choices about their nutrition/lifestyle if I'm a fast food junkie?

    Anyway, 'nough about that...CT didn't send a lease to me either, only the welcome letter. I'm assuming that the lease gets signed when we get there.

    I don't envision CT becoming a party arena per say, but I think, based on our writings in these forums that we are all looking forward to new beginnings, new friends, a new chance to do well in the field we love, and that living across the street from school in our apt. building will bring a lot of positive energy. You can count on me being a stick in the mud for the most part...I envision myself being in my apt. studying or over at school studying, BUT, I gotta release some energy SOMETIME, somewhere, whether it's going out for some dinner and drinks or to a movie or a round of golf with any other hackers who will be my new friends/neighbors...or me making dinner for you guys and we have a study session/quizzing, and stay focused on school.

    Did I mention to anyone that I'm an idealist?!?!?!?!

    :) M.
     
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    Qafas:
    Hi, my sister and I looked around Kansas City and found an apt. complex 5 blocks away - University Towers. The rates are comparable to Century Towers, but the room sizes are considerably bigger. They have special rates for UHS Students and they also have summer specials (if you aren't staying there) to keep the apt. for only $100. a month. That was nice for us, b/c we won't be staying in K.C. during the summer and we didn't want to have to move all our stuff home. They said that there were already UHSer's renting, so you will be near others, if that was a concern.

    If you have any questions I have some more info or if you want we found this apt. through Apt. Search (Jen lorenz). She was really great.

    Good luck in your search,
    Karen.
     
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    Hi Karen,
    thanks for the info. I did look into University Towers, but decided against it. The student ambassador who gave me the tour when I was at UHS for my interview lives at UT. He did not have nice things to say about the place; a lot of shady characters living there, he said! He hadn't had any real problems himself but said that he felt like he always had to be really careful at that place. So, I'm going to avoid UT.
    I am rethinking my decision about CT, and I just might end up there after all. Sure, it is rather cramped but it is close to school, and I can delay buying a car right away. But, thanks anyway :)
    Good Luck to you!
     
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    Hi CTers,
    So I wonder if there is a decent grocery store nearby, or like Sam's Club, Walmart, Movie theaters, dry cleaning...?
    M. :confused:
     
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    Good question! Last time I talked to April (at CT) she said they were putting together a sheet or something with all the local amenities, plus bus routes, and even estimated cab fares to get to them! How nice is that? Hopefully it'll be put together soon and maybe they'll send it out to us. :)

    ~~Danielle~~
     

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