If you are curious about sugar skulls, or would like to decorate one of your own, join Oganizacion Latino Americana in their sugar skull demonstration! This demonstration is interactive, meaning you will be able to experience first hand why sugar skulls are important and receive one of your own. The demonstration will be tomorrow, October 30th, in the American Intercultural Center from 12:30pm until 2:00pm .
“Be bold. Be courageous. Be fierce.”
~ Nailah Blades
The focus of Women of Color is learning, in a fun and interesting way, about issues regarding women of every race and ethnic background. The most important part about Women of Color, though, the community they want to create. Not only does this group want to celebrate women of color and their accomplishments, but they want to create a group a group that will support each other in times of need. Women of Color would also like to teach students self-love, something everyone forgets about in the course of their lives. It is important to love oneself because at the end of the day, you still have to show yourself that you still care.
It’s coming. That time of the semester where you want to throw down your pencils. It’s midterm time, but holidays and distractions are starting to appear on the horizon. You try to focus and study hard, but something nags at the back of your brain. Now is the time to act and look to the resources the University provides for students who need assistance.
- The Tutoring and Learning Center and the Writing Center: These areas located by the Garden Café are here to help students with all of their learning needs, from confusion on assignments to writing great essays. If you would like more information on hours, making appointments, and contact information, please visit this website: http://www.uwgb.edu/tutoring/.
- The American Intercultural Center: The AIC has two wonderful advisors who are ready and willing to guide students. It is also a wonderful place to just sit down, meet a whole bunch of people, and maybe get some homework done. If you would like more information about the AIC, please visit http://uwgb.edu/aic .
- Counseling and Health Services: Super stressed out? Need a flu shot? Counseling and Health Services are here to help! Counseling services are there for students at no cost, and there are health services available for small fees. There is more information here on their website: http://www.uwgb.edu/counseling-health/counseling/what-is-counseling.asp .
Halloween is literally right around the corner. We’ll soon see a lot of dancing, free candy, and most importantly, costumes. But there are limits to costumes, and dressing as an Indian is a definite no no. But why? Why is it so important? Come learn the importance of respecting Native culture and why dressing up as something else is a lot more appropriate. Professor Miriam Schacht will be giving a presentation tomorrow, October 21st, in the Heritage Room from 3pm-5pm. This is a learning experience meant for everyone!
SASU hosts a Halloween dance for the UWGB community every year. This year it falls on Saturday, October 18th, from 7pm-11pm in the Phoenix Rooms. The theme is villains! So come dressed in your favorite (villain) costume- there will be a costume contest where you can win prizes! So come dressed in an awesome costume and be sure invite friends!
For students who are interested in staying on campus over the Winter interim, consider taking interim courses! Registration for Winter interim courses begins today, October 15th. Classes begin the second of January, 2015 and end the 23rd of January. For more information on dates, click here .
The Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU) is hosting a new event-pumpkin carving! This is a time to get out, meet plenty of new people, and show off those pumpkin carving skills. This is a great event especially for those who live on campus and are not allowed to carve and show off pumpkins in and around their rooms. There will also be a contest on who has the best pumpkin, which will add a little friendly competition to this event. Pumpkins will also be used to decorate during the SASU Halloween dance. If you are interested, this event takes place at the Mauthe Center from 7pm-9:30pm on October 17th. If you would like more information, please contact Chai Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For students who are interested in staying on campus over the Winter interim, consider taking interim courses! Registration for Winter interim courses begins tomorrow, October 15th. Classes begin the second of January, 2015 and end the 23rd of January. For more information on dates, click here.
This is a reminder to students about dropping classes. Monday, October 13th, is the last day to drop a regular session (14 week) course on your own. After the deadline, a late drop petition must be granted to drop a course! Petitions are only approved for documented medical or military circumstances, or death of an immediate family member. The documentation must be for the Fall 2014 term.
If your course is not 14 weeks, click here for more information. Drop deadline information for Non-Standard session classes can also be seen in the link above.
“I came to UW Green Bay in the Fall of 2013 as a sort of homecoming, since I grew up here and still have a lot of family in the area. I really enjoy the university and its students, and am happy to be back in Green Bay.”
Dr. Christin DePouw is a great mentor and ally for the American Intercultural Center, who really involves herself with the students on campus. She began to study issues of race and culture during her Master’s degree program at UW La Crosse, where she was a graduate student in the Center for Diversity and Community Renewal. She worked with Hmong American students who were studying to become teachers and realized something: she had no idea how to work with them or support their academic success. So she decided to take an important step by reading about Hmong American History and culture and participated more in the community. This led to personal relationships and other friendships in other communities of color. She has worked in Indigenous education projects in La Crosse, was part of a student group connected to Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois (UIUC), worked as a graduate assistant in the Asian American Studies program at UIUC, and continued to maintain relationships with Hmong American students and community members in Wisconsin.
She also feels a strong connection to diversity and her relationships with communities of color. “I guess it’s partially selfish in that I learn so much and feel like I have grown into a more ethical and critical person as a result of all of my friendships and experiences.” It is a central part of who she is and her relationships; not only is it important for her and her partner, but their son as well. Beyond the fact that she believes being critical about race and culture is an ethical choice, it is also more rigorous academically. To her it is a matter of continuing to find opportunities to learn new and interesting ways of thinking, and participating in interdependent relationships of respect and mutual support.
If you would like to see her in person, she is hosting an event tomorrow, October 16th, from 12-1pm in the American Intercultural Center. She will be hosting a dialogue session with students about online classes and what works and what does not work. There will be snacks and she does value your opinion!