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Residence Life Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games are over but your opportunity to be an Olympian and test your skills in a variety of areas will occur this Sunday, September 7th thanks to Residence Life Olympics! Teams will be created by building, allowing buildings to go head-to-head. Residence Life Olympics will begin at 3:00 pm in Residence Life, specifically at the Phoenix Park. Come meet new friends and show your building pride at Residence Life Olympics!

Eco-Rep Position

Do you live a “green” lifestyle? Do you like teaching your peers what it means to “live green”? If yes, they you should apply to be an Eco-Rep!

An Eco-Rep is a peer mentor that encourages students to live a “green” lifestyle by educating them on ways to recycle waste and conserve energy, leading to a more sustainable lifestyle. The mission statement for UW-Green Bay’s Eco-Reps is “Develop sustainable living habits of students residing on the UWGB campus so that they may reflect the reputation UWGB has as ‘Eco-U’”.

UW-Green Bay’s journey to having Eco-Reps has been on the sustainability coordinator, Laurie Case’s to-do list since 2011. In the Spring 2013 semester, two interning students really helped to get things going. Melissa and Amanda were working on internships for their Certificate in Environmental Sustainability and Business through UWGB’s Environmental Management and Business Institute and were able to pull together information from various other Eco-Rep programs and develop the framework for an Eco-Rep program here at UWGB. This will be the first semester that the program will have four Eco-Reps who will work with primarily freshman students. After this pilot year, the program will be reevaluated to see what the next steps should be.

Now right down to it: What does an Eco-Rep do? An Eco-Rep will build collaboration with the RA staff to promote green living to residents through programming, informational sessions, and other various ways. The main goal is to initiate processes that encourage consumption reduction, use of alternative and public transportation, proper waste management, energy efficient lifestyles, and sustainable living and enable behavior changing practices. As an Eco-Rep you will have to recruit residents to attend designated sustainability-related campus events, pose and distribute educational materials and create and eco-themed bulletin board, attend training sessions and monthly meetings with Residence Life, and other related tasks. The Eco-Rep position is a paid position that pays $500 per semester for approx. 8-10 hours of work a week.

In order to be considered for the Eco-Rep position you must:

-Be a full time student

                -Living on campus

                -Sophomore standing or higher

                -Have no disciplinary or academic probations

                -Have/maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher

                Have self-motivation and willing to take initiative

                -Must live a “green” lifestyle OR Be commit to start

Applications are due by July 15th and can be sent to Sustainability@uwgb.edu

 

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!

March OTM Winners!

Congratulations to the March OTM Winners!

Diversity Program: Elephant in the Room by Emma Kuhn

Social Program: Freezing Fun

Executive Board Member: Nicole Musial

Institution Faculty/Staff: Dr. Christine Smith

Organization: Residence Hall and Apartment Association

Resident Assistant: Seenia Thao

Spotlight: Kaitlyn Multhauf

Student: Samantha Stelzl

’13 – ’14 RA Applications Available!

Resident Assistant Applications for the next academic year (2013-2014) are currently available! Applications are due by Wednesday, February 13 at 5:00 p.m. via email (ra_selection@uwgb.edu) to be considered for a position beginning the 2013 Fall Semester. (If accepted, employment would begin August 2013.) Only completed applications including all three references will be considered.

To be an eligible candidate, students must have and maintain a grade point average of 2.40 or above (semester and cumulative), not be on disciplinary probation, have lived on a campus for at least two semesters (can be a campus other than UW-Green Bay, be a full-time student, and hold at least sophomore status by the employment start date (August 2013).

To learn more about the position: talk to an RA or AC, attend one of the informational meetings listed below, or email ra_selection@uwgb.edu.

Click here for application & more information!

RA Selection Timeline:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 @ Noon (in AIC)  Informational Meeting for Potential Candidates
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (after RHAA meeting (6:00 p.m.), same location – room TBA)  Informational Meeting for Potential Candidates
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 before 5:00 p.m.  Applications are due to ra_selection@uwgb.edu
February 11-15, 2013 Sign-up for interview at the CC front desk 
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.  Group Process
February 18-22, 2013  RA Candidate Interviews

Dream Out Loud Day

Dream Out Loud Day is a yearly leadership conference at UW-Green Bay featuring student presenters. This year’s DOLD will focus on action leadership and taking steps in making your dreams a reality. DOLD is taking place on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in the University Union. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the conference will last from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served. Attendees must register online by Friday, February 8, 2013. Program proposals are also due February 8 to Becky Landenberger.

If you have any questions about DOLD, email Becky Landenberger.

Download the Program Proposal Form: DOLD2013ProgramProposal

November OTM Winners!

Congratulations to the November OTM Winners!
Advisor: Jeff Willems
First-Year Student: Mack Dunn
Institution Faculty/Staff Member: Sara Schmitz
Organization: Good Times Programming
Resident Assistant: Ben O’Heran
Social Program: Lumberjack Festival
Spotlight: Heather Bekkers
Student: Becky Rasmussen

October OTM Winners

Congratulations to the October OTM Winners!

Program (Diversity): “Jerusalem: The East Side Story” hosted by The Muslim Student Association
Executive Board Member: Mariah Pursley
First-Year Student: Melanie Nelson
Resident Assistant: Laina Wydeven
Spotlight: Steffi Schoeder

RA Spotlight: Emily Ose and Katie Oelig

The end of the first semester is drawing near, and for the two December graduates on our Resident Assistant (RA) Staff, this also means the end to their careers as RAs. Emily Ose, a human biology major and Katie Olieg, a social change & development and public administration double major will be graduating this December and leaving behind many great memories from their years as RAs at UWGB.

Emily is an RA in Keith Pamperin Hall. This is her third year as a RA. Looking back on her three years with Residence Life, she says that the process of watching her residents and other RAs grow has been her favorite part of being an RA. “As cliche as it sounds, it’s true,” she added. Emily herself has also grown over the years. This year, she headed a program, “Make a Difference Day” that invited UWGB students to volunteer in the Green Bay community in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day. Emily has wanted to accomplish this program her past three years as an RA and is hoping that it remains a tradition for Residence Life.

In addition to being an RA, Emily is the president of the UWGB chapter of Colleges Against Cancer and she interns with Live 54218, a non-profit organization in the community which encourages healthy living habits in Brown County. In her free time, Emily is an avid pinner on Pinterest where she admits to getting inspiration for RA programs and bulletin boards as well as treats that she makes for her [very lucky] co-workers, friends, and residents. Emily also likes to spend her time cooking and working out (which she attributes to her academic studies of nutrition.)

Katie is an RA in Apartment 3334 and is enjoying her fourth as a RA. When asked what inspired her to become an RA, she recalled how she looked up to her RA four years ago when she was a freshman. “He was fun, did well in his studies, and was an all-around great guy. I wanted to be just like him.” Since becoming an RA, Katie has had many great memories. Her favorite memory of all was her first time at RA camp. She likes to look back at the scared and excited emotions that she and her fellow first-year RAs felt about their new undertaking. Katie has loved meeting new people and experiencing their different perspectives. “Everyone has a something new to bring to the table!”

Katie is also involved on campus as part of the Civic Club, a new club on campus this semester that organized the Steps walk which also occurred on National Make a Difference Day. When she’s not busy, Katie enjoys her free time hanging out with friends, reading dystopian novels, and sleeping.

Emily and Katie, thank you for all you have done for Residence Life and good luck in the future from everyone at UWGB Residence Life!

Remember if you are interested in joining the Residence Life staff as an RA, Mid-year RA Selection materials are due on Friday, November 2nd before noon to ra_selection@uwgb.edu!

September OTM Winners

Congratulations to the September OTM winners!

Spotlight: Jordan Grapentine
RA: Angie Danowski
Advisor: Jordan Grapentine
First-Year Student: Emily Brown
Organization: The Sci-Fi Collective
Program: How Bad is it Really? by Laina Wydeven

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