Home of the Agriculture Learning Community
Welcome to Talley! We currently house 148 male and female students. Although the majority of the Talley residents participate in the Agriculture Learning Community, we also have 3 other residential interest groups (RIGS) Education (Men), First Year Experience (Men), and the Brothers Under Christ fraternity.
For the last 5 years, we have been building on the family atmosphere that makes this residence hall so special to those that call it home. When you enter the doors of Talley on a regular day, you’re usually greeted by hellos and the sounds of residents roping the calf dummy. This is a popular sport within our walls since a lot of the residents are also on the rodeo team here at SAU.
As the 2010 RHA community of the year, we pride ourselves on being just that: A Community. At any hour of the day, the lobby is a popular place for students to do homework, hangout, watch movies, or just share a friendly word of encouragement. During the Fall, we enjoyed a very successful semester. We held programs for the students in the hall, as-well-as, some that were open for everyone across the campus. Just to highlight a few of them:
- Movie Night – each Wednesday night during the semester, we watched a current hit movie in the lobby.
- Talley’s Got Talent – talent show geared toward students that wanted to show off their musical instrument capabilities. Any talent was welcomed.
- The Horseless Rodeo – this program was held in the lobby with a main event of calf roping. We had a sound system, a public address system, and a scoreboard. There were 65 teams entered into the contest.
- The Penny War – was a campus wide event for the residents halls to compete on the amount of money they could raise for a homeless shelter. We raised roughly $50.00 in penny’s.
We also had a successful run competing with the surrounding Residence Halls and Organizations across the campus in various events this past semester. During Family Day we took 2nd place in the 30th Annual Bed Race! During Homecoming Week we won 1st Place in the Street Painting, 1st Place in the Banner painting, and 1st Place in Homecoming Display! We participated in all the Homecoming events and was named 2010 Homecoming Grand Champion!! We also took home 1st Place in the 13th annual Chili cook-off. It’s been a great year for Talley Hall thus far and it’s all been made possible by a great staff and even better residents.
Talley Resident Quotes
“ Fun loving and quality living.” – Tyler Cornett, Arcadia, FL.
“It’s never dull or boring and there’s always something to do.” –Joe Bass,Ashdown, AR.
“I feel like we’re a family. There’s no negative. You always feel welcome and always have fun.”
–Mollie Watlington, Texarkana, TX
“The closest thing to home at SAU.” –Joseph Gorman,White Hall, AR.
“Talley has been a fun environment from roping in the lobby to movie nights.” -DJ Dickinson, Bargersville, IN.