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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!)

Celebrating 360° of Learning

Chancellor Tom Harden invites all faculty, staff, and students to celebrate 360° of Learning at campus’s brand celebration and kickoff, Wednesday, November 14. There are many fun activities planned for this date to help all of campus celebrate and understand 360° of Learning.

What is 360° of Learning?

Through market research, surveys, and focus groups, five main attributes of UW-Green Bay have been identified.

  • Excellence in teaching
  • Connections with internationally recognized faculty
  • Solving Problems from multiple perspectives
  • Engaging in applied learning experiences
  • Welcoming, friendly campus community

Each component of this university adds up to create 360° of learning, allowing students to receive more than just a degree but rather a fulfilling university experience. Click here to see the full definition of 360° of Learning.



Some of the Events Planned for Wed., Nov. 14:

  • 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: 360° of YOU – Photo Booth in the University Union
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.: 360° photo of students, faculty, and staff in the Quad – Wear green!
  • 12:15 p.m.: Ping Pong drop with prizes for those participating in the photo – Sponsored by the Phoenix Bookstore
  • 12:15 p.m.: Food and refreshments served in the Cloud Commons Atrium overlooking the new construction of the Student Services rooftop
  • 12:20p.m.: The first public showing of the one-minute 360° of Learning video in Cloud Commons

More 360° of Learning events, including some put on by Residence Life, can be found here.



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