“Good things come to those wait…. Greater things come to those who are willing to work for it”
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.
Textbook buyback is this week, May12th-15th from 8:30am-5:30pm and May 16th from 8:30am-4pm, at the Phoenix Bookstore. If you want a little extra pocket money head on into the bookstore and sell those used textbooks.
Remember to say thank you to all of the amazing employees on campus this week (May 12th-15th)!. It is employee appreciation week, and it is celebrating their hard work and dedication to this campus.
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.
Yesterday there was cake and ice cream served to celebrate the end of Vickie Kersten’s service at UWGB. She is going off to bigger and better things, and we will miss her a lot! Thank you for all you have done and being an amazing person!
On Thursday, May 8th, at 6pm, there will be free Pho in the Mauthe Center! Pho is a delicious Vietnamese noodle soup full of wonderful goodness. So come and eat some!
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.
Finals are just around the corner! That being said, don’t leave studying until the last minute! If you need assistance in studying for a subject, call the Tutoring and Learning Center (920-465-2958) and make an appointment during the week with them. Their office is located on the first floor of Cofrin Library, around the corner on the left of the gender neutral bathrooms. They are open from 9am until 6pm Monday through Thursday and from 9am until 2pm on Fridays. The Writing Center is also available to students who need help editing papers. You can call the Tutoring and Learning Center to make an appointment as well. The Writing Center is located to the right of the gender neutral bathrooms on the first floor of Cofrin Library.
This event will take place Thursday, May 1st at 8pm in Phoenix Room B. There will be dances from Hawaii, the Polynesian islands, and many, many more from this Pacific Islander Dance group.