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Resident Satisfaction Survey

The annual Resident Satisfaction Survey, conducted by Educational Benchmarking Incorporated (EBI), will be taking place October 31st through November 22nd. The purpose of this survey is to obtain resident feedback in regards to housing facilities and services, Resident Assistants, the mail room and community center hours as well as your overall satisfaction with living on campus. Arriving in your campus email inbox today will be a unique link for the survey. Residents that complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win weekly prizes and a drawing for the grand prize: one of three Fire HD 7 tablets! Be sure to tweet “I completed the @uwgb_housing Resident Survey #ResidentSurvey2014” for a greater chance at winning a prize. All survey responses are kept anonymous. Thank you for helping keep our campus the place students chose to live!

Food Day Celebration

On October 20, UW-Green Bay will be celebrating Food Day. Food day is comprised of TED-like speakers – a panel discussion comprised of local trailblazers who play an active role in our local food system, followed by a massive, free meal created from primarily local ingredients. Also featured will be keynote speaker,  Chef Michel Nischan, two time winner of James Beard Award. Raffle prizes give the opportunity to win local gift cards and prize baskets!

Food Day Celebration Schedule

The No Waste Breakfast: 7:30-10 a.m.
Come to the Richard Mauthe Center for a “recycled” breakfast! Many restaurants throw away literal tons of food that is still very edible. Last year, the No Waste Breakfast redirected over 300 pounds of delicious food to attendees. Help us reduce bakery waste by joining us for free breakfast!

Inspiring Farm to Fork Characters and Stories: 2:30-4 p.m.
Attendees can expect: To learn from direct sources, in powerful 10-15 minute presentations, what it take to get the locally sourced meal fro the 2014 Food Day Celebration on plates from the actual farmers themselves, and the food distributor for the event, Trust Local Foods. Also hear from Chef Chris Mangless from Green Bay restaurant, 335.

A Panel of Food System Movers & Shakers: 4-4:45 p.m.
Now is your chance to directly connect with people invested in creating a better food system in this very community! What a better way to celebrate, continue, and add to the ways our local food system is bettering communities than to bring back the movers and shakers who have shared their stories for a panel discussion allowing attendees to ask specific questions?

Community Dinner: 5-6p.m.
Come one, come all – students, faculty, and community members – and enjoy this locally sourced menu, curated by UWGB students. Enjoy dishes such as pulled pork, sweet potato chili, buckwheat noodles with miso-orange or peanut sauce, and much more. Stick around after Michel Nischan’s Keynote for dessert!

All events will take place in the Phoenix Rooms unless stated otherwise.

If that’s not enough celebration, come out to the Phoenix Rooms on Sunday, October 19 for a special showing of “Growing Cities” put on by PEAC at 6 p.m.

Games, Sports Equipment, and Tools

Looking for something fun to do with friends? The Community Center has games and sports equipment that are available to check-out for free.  Also available are basic tools and the mallets necessary to modify your bed configuration.   The following sports equipment is available:

  • Basketballs
  • Footballs
  • Kickballs
  • Volleyballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • Croquet Sets
  • Volleyball/Badminton Net
  • Disk Golf Sets
  • Bocce Ball Sets

There is also a wide variety of board games available including Yahtzee, Twister, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and many more.


The Residence Life Leadership Certificate Program

The Residence Life Leadership Development Certificate is a series of sessions designed to help students identify and develop their own leadership skills. All students are welcome to participate, whether they live on campus or not. In order to complete the certificate program, students must complete two required and six recommended sessions, which are a minimum of 90 minutes in length. There is no cost for the sessions but we recommend registering online to ensure your spot. To sign up for sessions and for more information, click here.

Dates and Times

  • Sunday, September 21: 7:00-8:30 pm – Group Dynamics, 1965 Room
  • Wednesday, September 24: 7:00-8:30 pm – Ethics and Integrity, 1965 Room
  • Sunday, October 5: 7:00-8:30 pm – Time Management, 1965 Room
  • Tuesday, October 14: 7:00-8:30 pm – Confrontation Skills, 1965 Room
  • Sunday, October 19: 7:00-8:30 pm -Ethics and Integrity, 1965 Room
  • Thursday, October 23, 7:00-8:30 pm – Time Management, 1965 Room
  • Wednesday, October 29, 7:00-8:30 pm – Group Dynamics, 1965 Room
  • Sunday, November 2, 7:00-8:30 pm, – Assertiveness, Aggressiveness & Passivity, 1965 Room
  • Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-8:00 pm, – Assertiveness, Aggressiveness & Passivity, 1965 Room
  • Sunday, November 16, 7:00-8:30 pm, – Confrontation Skills, 1965 Room

Also, there are two collaborative sessions that will also count towards the completion of the certificate program. For more information and to sign up for sessions, click here.

Dates and Times

  • Wednesday, September 17, 5:30-8:00 pm – Leadership Bootcamp: Leadership Basics, Phoenix Room A
  • Tuesday, November 11, 5:30-8:00 pm – Leadership Bootcamp: Conquering Conflict, 1965 Room

Virtual Parking Permits

New this year, UW-Green Bay will be launching Virtual Parking Permits. This means that for the 2014-2015 academic year there will be no more paper permits for your guests. Simply register your guest online with their license plate by following these easy steps:

  1. Go to our website:
  2. Click on myResLink in the ?Ask.GB.Housing box on the left side of the screen.
  3. Scroll down until you see the Guest Registration and click on the Login Now button to the right of it.
  4. Click on Students Login Here and enter in your username and password.
  5. On the left hand side, click on Campus Box/Guests. Then click on Register a Guest.
  6. Complete the guest registration form and hit complete.


Congratulations – you’ve successfully registered a guest!

GB Week

Now that you’re all moved in it’s time for the fun to start! Great Beginnings Week, or GB Week, kicks off the school year the right way. GB week is filled with exciting activities and opportunities for all students on campus. The week starts off on Saturday, August 30th, with a trip to Bay Beach and a women’s volleyball game at noon followed by campus beautification and other fun activities to round out the night. Other activities in the week include buck- a hole days at Shorewood Golf Course, ResLife Olympics, Shopko Night, as well as sporting events including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball games. The complete GB Week schedule can be found here. Make sure to get out and have some fun. Welcome to Green Bay!

Alternative Pumpkin Decorating!

Because carved pumpkins are not allowed in Residence Life, we wanted to provide some alternative ideas for pumpkin decorating. Here are just a few Res Life approved decorating ideas.

1. Paint pumpkins

2. Glue gems to a pumpkin

3. Cover the pumpkin in lace, ribbon, or tulle

4. Melt crayons on the pumpkin

For more ideas visit
Happy Decorating!!

Cooking Smart in College

College is a fast paced atmosphere where every minute matters.

So, let’s face it. At some point, most college students are either going to get tired of eating dining hall food or start to run low on funds. No matter the reason, having the ability to whip up great meals in a university residence hall and or apartment can be a lifesaver. The trick is to stock it with the food essentials before the hunger pains begin. This way, eating a decent meal won’t require spending precious money on fast food or begging roommates for food.

Kitchen Safety

• Keep a general purpose fire extinguisher nearby at all times.

• Pick up a large ceramic or marble tile to place under your microwave or other appliance to protect your furniture from burns.

• Check the temperature of your refrigerator often to make sure it’s below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

• Refrigerate leftovers immediately to prevent bacteria grow or spoilage.

• Baking soda can be used to put out small fires or mixed with a little water to make a paste for burns.

• Steam is hotter than boiling water, so be careful when removing lids or covers from hot food.

• Keep all cooking appliances away from drapery, curtains, sheets, blankets, paper or other flammable objects.

Being a college student is a sometimes a difficult place to navigate however, with struggles come successes. Please know that when cooking opening your window and even turning on the exhaust fan above your stove, yes that is there, can be preventive cautions that can be of benefit to you as you continue cooking and being a college student.

If you have any further concerns please seek out you Resident Assistants, Community Advisers and even your Area Coordinators. We are here to help and guide if need be.

Safe cooking and have an amazing school year!


Student Employee Appreciation Week

UW-Green Bay student employees will be receiving a week of recognition next week for Student Employee Appreciation Week. Events celebrating student employees campus-wide will span from Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19.

The following events are free to all UW-Green Bay Student Employees:

Monday, April 15, 1:30 PM, Phoenix Room B: Student Employee of the Year Award Ceremony

Tuesday, April 16, 11 AM – 1PM, University Union Booth: Free Ice Cream, while supplies last

Wednesday, April 17, University Union Booth: Free Root Beer Floats, while supplies last

Thursday, April 18, University Union Booth: Lollipop Pull Game with prizes, while supplies last

Friday, April 19, Phoenix Club: Free Popcorn, while supplies last

In addition to the campus-wide events, Housing & Residence Life will be celebrating their student employees (Resident Assistants, Community Advisors, Maintenance & Facilities staff, Desk Staff, and media interns) with a social in the Ed Thompson first floor lounge on Monday, April 15 from 4:30-5:30 PM. There will be appreciation pins, cupcakes and punch!

Coming Fall Semester to a University Near You: Sophomore Learning Communities

Next fall, UW-Green Bay will be introducing learning communities for the first time! Learning communities are a distinctive way for students to belong to something that will “grow their mind and expand their potential.” There will be two learning communities debuting in Fall 2013— Social Justice: The Politics of Identity and Culture and Sustainability. Each community will consist of 35 sophomores taking a block of 10 credits together consisting of unique in and out of class opportunities including: field trips, coffee-shop-style discussions, service learning projects, and other hands-on experiences. Due to the small nature and more specific focuses of these programs, learning communities will allow students to develop close relationships with peers with similar interests as well as develop beneficial relationships with faculty members. All students who will be sophomores Fall 2013 will be considered, and students do not have to live on campus to participate.

For more information, including: overviews of the two communities, the courses included, the biographies of the faculty and staff involved, how to nominate a student and/or how to apply, click here. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 4, and applications are due April 12, 2012 (but students are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, so apply soon to ensure you get in!)

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