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#loveyourself Week

This week the Traditional Apartment staff is kicking off “#loveyourself Week” in support of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. They are encouraging everyone to take time to love yourself through a variety of activities.

Monday: Check out the Traditional Apartments (3318, 22,24,26,32, and 34) Bulletin Boards for positive messages Visit the #‎loveyourself‬ booth, located by the bookstore, where you can begin giving compliments and signing up for balloon-a-grams which will be delivered on the last day (February 27th).

Tuesday: The compliment wall at the #loveyourself booth continues.

Wednesday: Visit the #loveyourself booth for free goodies.

Thursday: Visit the #loveyourself booth and partake in the photo booth in front of compliment wall with mini white boards. We will ask for your permission to display the photos online (Facebook) and in the union.

Friday: Balloon-a-grams will be delivered.

Make sure to participate in the fun and most importantly love yourself!

Re-Contracting 2015

It’s that time of year again: Re-contracting! Starting today, students can begin the re-contracting process to live on campus for the 2015-2016 school year. Students should be on the lookout for a link to re-contract being sent out via email and found on the UWGB Residence Life webpage. Following the online contract, the room selection process will take place on March 24-26. To make the process more fun, Residence Life will be running many promotions and contests with the chances to win vouchers to the Phoenix Bookstore to purchase UWGB apparel. Keep your eyes out for:

  • Facebook Polls
  • Twitter Promotions
  • Trivia Contests
  • GB Coolest Crib Contest
  • New Likes to the Residence Life Facebook Page

Any student that tweets “I’ll be back @uwgb_housing #GBrecontracting2015” will be entered to win a prize! Don’t forget to re-contract and help continue to make campus the place students choose to live.

Save The Date

It’s never too early to start thinking about next year! Save these dates to contract online for on campus living during the 2015-2016 school year.

Contract Online: February 10 – March 15

Room Selection: March 24 – 26

 

End of Semester Information

Important End-of-the-Semester Housing Information – December 2014

This information was also sent to all students living on campus via email.

All Buildings Remain Open During Semester Break
Residence halls and apartment-style buildings will be open during break. If you plan on leaving campus during the break, please shut and latch all windows, close curtains, unplug non-essential items, remove trash, flush toilets, take valuable items with you and make sure all appliances are turned off and cleaned. Please park in the East Housing Lot near Temp if you will have a vehicle on campus during break.

Students Not Returning For Spring Semester – Check-out Procedures
Students who have been permanently released from their University housing contract must clean and vacate their room or apartment and complete the check-out process on-line: www.uwgb.edu/housing by Wednesday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. Failure to check-out will result in a $50 improper check-out charge. It is recommended that you update your permanent address in SIS if it has changed.

Submit Your Maintenance Requests Now
If you are aware of items in need of repair in your room or apartment, please submit an online Maintenance Request at www.uwgb.edu/housing for these items now to avoid damage charges. Normal wear and tear items will not result in charge.

Do You Have Items You No Longer Need?
If you have personal belongings you no longer need, there will be a collection container in the Community Center where you may discard canned food items, clean clothing, and household items in good working condition. These items will be donated to charitable organizations in the Green Bay community. Please place items in plastic bags and separate food items from other donations. Please do not leave televisions or other electronic waste.

Resident Satisfaction Survey: Building Competition

The Resident Satisfaction Survey is currently still live. Students received a link to the survey via email and completion of the survey enters students to win weekly prizes consisting of drawings for UWGB apparel and one of three Fire HD7 tablets. There is also a building competition where the building with the highest percentage of surveys completed will receive a free game night in the Phoenix Club including refreshments and free access to all pool tables, Wii, table tennis, and air hockey.

The top 11 building competition results as of November 17th are:

1. 3312

2. Donald Long

3.  Bob Schaefer

4. R.E. Small

5. James Temp

6. Josephine Lenfestey

7. 3314

8. Roy Downham

9.3334

10. Robert Warren

11. 3332

If you haven’t already, take the survey to better your building’s chance to win!

Make No Mark Week

The Residence Green Life Committee is celebrating Make No Mark Week from Nov. 10-15. Make No Mark Week provides UW-Green Bay Residential Life to reduce consumption and be conscious of daily activities by promoting a more sustainable lifestyle. The goal is to make your mark by leaving no mark.  Each day will feature daily challenges.

Monday, Nov. 10: Make No Trash
Create a no trash kit for the day by using reusable utensils and containers. Use a plastic bag to collect your trash throughout the day. At 5:30 p.m. come to the Mauthe Center where the trash will be sorted between recycling, garbage and compost. The goal is to create as little trash as possible through the use of reusable Tupperware and products with as little packaging as possible.

Tuesday, Nov. 11: Eat and Travel Sustainably
Keep a list of everything you eat throughout the day. Later, review the list and decide what items you ate were grown within 100 miles or within the state. Try to swap three non-local items for some that you can purchase locally. List the ways you travel normally. Is there a way to travel sustainably such as by bike or bus? Don’t forget to check out the free dinner at the Mauthe Center at 5:30 p.m. – BYOP – Bring Your Own Plate! Also, check out http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/eat-smart/

Wednesday, Nov. 12: Minimize Water
Calculate your water footprint! Try to beat the clock and shower in less than three minutes or try and beat your roommate to see who can take the quickest shower. Remember to use your reusable water bottle during the day!

Thursday, Nov. 13: Buy Nothing New
Make a list of items you need to buy this week and remove items that are not necessities.  Be resourceful today: borrow from friends, make or buy used items when possible. Check out: http://storyofstuff.org/

Friday, Nov. 14: Give Back to the Community & Celebrate
Join the Campus Cleanup! Meet at the Mauthe Center at 1 p.m. Stick around for the social at 2 p.m. where free reusable water bottles and grocery bags will be given away. Hear testimonials from students and learn about opportunities with student organizations such a Public & Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC), Round River Alliance, SLO Food Alliance, Health Fork and Campus Kitchen.

Saturday, Nov. 15: America Recycles Day
Swap your plastic or film bags for reusable bags at the Community Center MPR from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Remember, you can make your mark by leaving no mark.

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

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