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RA Spotlight: Christine Pfiester

This semester, Residence Life welcomed 33 new Resident Assistants (RAs)!  One of the new RAs in Byron Walter Hall, Christine Pfiester, is excited to hold the RA position this semester! She is looking forward to watching the students living in her building grow as the year progresses, taking on leadership positions of their own. Christine also believes being an RA is a valuable experience that she will learn a lot from.

Christine is a junior majoring in English and minoring in Education and Humanistic Studies. She one day wants to teach at the middle school level, a time of transition for many students. She wants to help make that transition easier. Similarly, that is why Christine wanted to be an RA in a residence hall; she wanted to be a resource for other students. “I know coming into college can be scary and intimidating. I wanted to provide support,” she shared when asked why she decided to be an RA.

When not working as an RA or attending classes, Christine is involved with CRU (She’s a small group leader.), Phi Eta Sigma, and Phuture Phoenix (Christine tutors local middle and high school students.) In her free time, which Christine, admitted can be sometimes hard to find, Christine enjoys horseback riding and archery. Christine also claims to be an “avid movie-watcher— not passive!” She has seen 900+ movies!

If you are interested in becoming an RA, like Christine, talk to your RA, Area Coordinator (AC), or check out the informational sessions coming up on October 24 at Noon and 4PM in the American Intercultural Center (AIC). The deadline for mid-year selection is November 2, 2012 at noon!

Sex in the Dark

Each year, Residence Life and the Healthy Choices Task Force (HCTF) co-sponsor Sex in the Dark, a fun, interactive event that allows students to ask questions about sex and relationships. A panel of experts including: nurses, counselors and instructors of campus courses on sexuality and close relationships is on hand to answer these questions for students in an informal atmosphere. Students are able to write down questions or shout out questions in the dark lecture hall. This year’s Sex in the Dark will occur Thursday, October 18 in Rose Hall 250. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, and lights out will be at 7:00 PM. Come early because all seats typically fill!

Murals Add Unique Identities to Residence Life Buildings

In the Residence Life buildings of UW-Green Bay, there are 12 murals designed and painted by former and current students. These murals painted as early as 2001 and as recently as last semester, Spring 2012 represent various themes important to students, such as diversity, community, and sustainability. Some buildings even have two murals!

To see all of the murals in Residence Life buildings, check out Res Life’s Flickr! If you are interested in painting a mural in your building, talk to your Area Coordinator. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is an Area Coordinator?

Posted on September 19, 2012 in: Programs & Community Development | Post Comment

Area Coordinators (ACs) are professional staff members within the Office of Residence Life who oversee Community Advisors (CAs), Resident Assistants (RAs) and students in their designated areas. They serve as resource for these stud

ents and other student groups by assisting in program development and understanding of University policies.

ACs are also available to support students by: assisting with roommate concerns, helping students make connections on campus, and referring students to proper resources when necessary.

Feel free to stop by and say “hi” to the ACs in their offices in the Hendrickson Community Center (CC) or to schedule an appointment with your AC by calling the CC front desk at 920-465-2040.

The Area Coordinators

AC by Area:

Thompson, Haevers, Liebl, and Pamperin Halls

Adam Novotny

 

Robishaw and Harden Halls, 3312, 3314, 3316, and De Spirito House

Becky Landenberger

 

Long, Schaefer, Temp, and Downham Halls

Jeff Willems

 

Ted Lenfesty, Arlene Walter, Byron Walter,Josephine Lenfesty, Small, Vanderperren, and Warren Halls

Melissa Klinkhammer

 

3318, 3322, 3324, 3326, 3334

Laura Vietmeyer

Org Smorg

Posted on September 14, 2012 in: Programs & Community Development | Post Comment

Org Smorg is just what it sounds like— a smorgasbord of student organizations. This semester’s game show themed Org Smorg is on Wednesday, October 19 in and around the Phoenix Rooms from 11AM – 2PM. Org Smorg is a great event to see a sampling of the organizations on campus, to ask members what their group does, and to sign-up to recieve further information from the organization.

To take look at the organizations on campus, check out this link: http://uwgborgs.orgsync.com/.

If you don’t see an organization in the area that you are interested in, you can start your own. The steps to complete pre-registration are listed here: https://orgsync.com/custom_pages/19110/show/2030. If you have any questions, talk to a staff member in the Office of Student Life!

 

GB Week

Posted on August 29, 2012 in: Programs & Community Development | Post Comment

GB doesn’t ALWAYS stand for Green Bay. From Saturday, September 1 – Sunday, September 9, it stands for Great Beginnings! Great Beginnings Week welcomes students to campus, whether it is for the first, second… or sixth year and every year in between. All the events occurring can be found in a small pamphlet placed in residents’ rooms or apartments.

Some highlights include:

Capture the Flag on Sun., Sept. 2 at the Res. Life Basketball Courts at 3PM

FREE Cosmic Bowling on Mon., Sept 3 at Ashwaubenon Lanes from 6-10PM

Shopko Night on Tues., Sept. 4 at the Shopko on East Mason St. from 9:30-11:30PM (Buses will leave from the MAC Circle at 9PM) – Shop with 10% off, enjoy a DJ, and win prizes!

Breakfast at Dinner on Wed., Sept. 5 at Leona Cloud Commons in the University Union from 4:30-7PM

Experience the Phoenix Club on Thurs., Sept. 6 from 7-11PM - Come play air hockey, pool, video games, and more for FREE!

A calendar of events can also be found at the Office of Student Life’s webpage.

 

Residence Life Olympics

Posted on August 29, 2012 in: Programs & Community Development | Post Comment

Res Life Olympics

The Summer Olympic Games are over, but your opportunity to be an olympian and test you skills in a variety of areas will occur Thursday, September 6th thanks to Residence Life Olympics! Teams will be created by building, allowing buildings to go head-to-head. Residence Life Olympics will begin at 5:30 PM in Residence Life, specifically at the Basketball Courts, the Phase 2 & 3 Courtyard, the Volleyball Court, and the circle by Cletus Vanderperren Hall. Come meet new friends and show your building pride at Residence Life Olympics!!!

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