There will be a presentation about studying abroad on Monday, September 15th, from 12-1pm in the American Intercultural Center. Jemma Lund (from the Office of International Education) will be coming to present about Student Study Abroad options. This is a good time to learn information about studying abroad as well as ask any pressing questions that you may have. Also, check out more information at the OIE website: http://www.uwgb.edu/international/
There will be a Fall Welcome student showcase on Tuesday, September 9th, 4pm-6pm in the American Intercultural Center and Christie Theater. This is a great opportunity to check out the various multicultural student organizations on campus as well as get to know the students running them. All students are welcome to this event, and snacks and refreshments will be provided.
This coming school year we welcome a new Diversity Director, Dr. Justin Mallett. He will be taking over responsibilities for the American Intercultural Center, which is located in the University Union Room 150 (in the Student Union across from the Student Government Office.) He originates from Kosciusko, Mississippi, and has a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Communication from UW-Stevens Point. He also earned his Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College in Madison. He has a wife named Dana, and two children, Jayden and Maya. He loves to play basketball, videogames, and watches reality television. He is a fun, caring guy, so do not hesitate to pay him a visit in his office.
And thus Spring Semester 2014 has come to a close. Hopefully you have had a successful semester and congratulations to all of those graduating! And to those coming back, Fall semester will be a fabulous year.
Remember to study a little bit of your material each day for exams. They can be a stressful time, but if you eat right, get enough sleep, and study a little at a time, you will be successful. Don’t overwork yourself and keep your health in mind. If you are sick and stressed out, you’re more likely to do poorly on an exam and stress yourself out even more. You can also visit your stress supports on campus. Friends are one good support system- you can make a date and study together as a group. Another is the American Intercultural Center. There are many open and friendly people, and if you need to talk to somebody there are Advisors there to guide you. You can also study in the LGBTQ center, which is a quiet and very supportive area on campus. If you find yourself too stressed out to visit any of these areas, why not visit a counselor in the counseling and health center? Simply call them ((920) 465-2380) and make an appointment between 8am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
Did you know our campus has an LGBTQ Center on campus? It is a safe space for all students run by friendly interns and Stacie Christian, the current interim Diversity Director. It is a small, quiet space with many friendly and supportive people. You should come and visit! It is located between the Student Government Office and the Christie Theater in the University Union.