The winning OTMs for the month of March have been announced! If you see any of the following people, please congratulate them on their OTM.
Executive Board Member: Allie Saxton nominated by Michelle McChesney
First Year Student: Jody Schiess nominated by Annemarie Schwery
Institution Faculty/Staff: Kristina Berg nominated by Trevor Copeland
Organization: UWGB Feminists 4 Action nominated by Jeff Willems
Resident Assistant: Chrissy Bartelme nominated by Taylor Steele
Social Program: GB Off Key nominated by Kaija Long and Joseph Ebert
Student: Chloe Miller Hansen nominated by Jeff Willems
Feel free to begin submitting OTMs for the month of April. All OTMs are due on the first of every month at 11:59 p.m.
Have you ever thought about working in Residence Life? We are still accepting Resident Assistant applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Read more to find out what being an RA entails!
Why Become a Resident Assistant?
As an RA, you work as an on campus leader with the ability to fine tune your leadership skills as well as help develop the leadership skills of others. The role of a RA takes the positions of a resource, a community facilitator, a referral agent, a peer adviser, and a programmer and combines them in one job supervised by a full time professional staff member. In the Resident Assistant position, RA’s get to improve on their time management and organization skills as well as their confrontation and mediation skills through everyday situations. As a RA, you are part of a select group of trusted, knowledgeable students recognized on campus.
There are a few qualifications that must be met to become an RA. The qualifications are as follows:
- 40 GPA, semester & cumulative
- Sophomore status by August 2015
- Full-time student
- Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing
- At least two semesters living in campus housing (one at UW-Green Bay)
- Willingness to help others for a better community
- Must be able to attend RA training tentatively scheduled to start August 20, 2015
- More info will be available upon hiring
The Application Process
RA applications are available on the housing website . All applications and references are due by 4:30 p.m on Friday, April 3rd via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be emailed to collect availability for an interview.
Each applicant will partake in a rotation of interviews covering three topics: community development, diversity & inclusivity and communication & teamwork. Each interview last approximately 50 minutes. Remember, this is a real job interview so dress professionally, remember your manners and take a deep breath and relax!
Helpful Interview Tips
- Be yourself: you are always “on” in this position
- Prepare, but don’t have canned answers
- Think ahead to what you would do in the job
- Share examples of things in your past as well as things you are excited to do in the RA position
Visit our website, email questions to email@example.com or call 920-465-2040. You can also talk to your RA or Area Coordinator if you have any questions!
Summer Employment Opportunities for 2015
Office of Residence Life
Facilities Custodial Staff
Facilities Maintenance Staff
- Work in a fun and friendly environment with other students
- Convenience of working on campus
- Develop life skills
- On-campus housing available
Benefits & Compensation:
All positions offer 40 hours per week starting at $8.50 per hour. Work hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, with some evening and
weekend work required. Must be available for employment from May 16th through August 28th, 2015
Applications are due by March 1, 2015, however applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
Applications are available online and should be submitted to Submit completed applications to Terry Zarnoth by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To download an application and position description, please visit our web site:
For more information, contact:
Office of Residence Life
Do you think you have the best decorated Residence Hall or Apartment on campus? We’d love to see!
- Upload a picture to Instagram or Twitter and tag us while using #GBCoolestCribs
- We’ll take your picture, giving you photo credit of course, and upload it to the GB Coolest Cribs Facebook album
- For the remainder of re-contracting your photo will stay on our Facebook page. The picture with the most “likes” wins a voucher to the Phoenix Bookstore.
The winning OTM’s of January have been announced, if you see any of these people, make sure to congratulate them!
Student: Desiree Dombrowski written by Kendall Clason
Resident Assistant: Chloe Miller Hansen written by Jeff Willems
Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Jeff Willems written by Parker
Institution Faculty/Staff: Grant Winslow written by Karli Peterson
The winning OTMs for the month of November are:
Diversity Program: Henna Tattoo: Learn it the Traditional Way written by Sarah Londo
Executive Board Member: Jacob Immel written by Jessica Murphy
Institution Faculty/Staff: Rebecca Meacham written by Emma Kuhn
Residence Life Faculty/Staff:Jeff Willems written by John Soper
Resident Assistant: Joseph Ebert written by Michelle McChesney
First Year Student: Nate Nichols written by Kassie Yunto
Organization: Roy Community Council written by Jeff Willems
Student: Steffi Schoeder written by Ashley Keenan and Brandi Kochera
If you see any of these writers/winners please congratulate them on their accomplishments!
Taylor Steele today is all about you!
This is Taylor’s first year as a RA, residing in Bob Schaefer Hall.
Taylor said she wanted to become a RA because “I knew how difficult it can be to become familiar with a new place and I wanted to become a go-to person my residents could be comfortable coming to with questions.”
Among the many perks of being a RA, Taylor’s favorite part is being able to help establish friendships with residents and help them connect to campus.
“My favorite memory as a RA is probably move-in day. After preparing for so long for residents to arrive, I finally got to meet them,” Taylor said.
RA’s get a unique perspective of campus life, according to Taylor. Being a RA has taught her that “the college experience is different for everyone.”
A star student, Taylor said her biggest accomplishment as a UWGB student is finishing freshmen year with a 4.0 GPA.
Taylor is majoring in Social Work with a minor in Human Development.
Thank you Taylor for all the work you do, we appreciate you!
The Winning OTMs for the month of October are:
Executive Board Member: Jody Schiess written by Taylor Steele
First Year Student: Jessica Murphy written by Chrissy Bartelme
Organization:Healthy Choices Task Force written by Chloe Miller Hansen
Residence Life Faculty/Staff:Joe Brzezinski written by Quin Merriweather
Resident Assistant:Michelle McChesney written by Skyler Toyne
Social Program:Human vs Zombies written by Ashley Keenan
Spotlight: Spanish and Latin American Studies Department
Student:Sierra Spaulding written by Chloe Miller Hansen
If you see any of these people, please congratulate them on their OTM!
Today’s RA Spotlight shines on Vanya Koepke. This is Vanya’s first year as a RA, applying for the position because “the RA’s in Roy encouraged me to apply my junior year. They thought my personality would further the resident community and campus,” as well as noting that the RA position is a wonderful opportunity to further his leadership skills.
This might be his first year but Vanya has already learned a lot.
“Working as a RA has taught me the importance of understanding and being sensitive to the often missed uniqueness of our diverse campus community,” Vanya said. “I continually strive to learn more about the background of all UWGB students and meet them where they are.”
Vanya’s favorite part of being a RA is his fellow staff and students and the ability to encourage students when needed, saying “often it’s the small things that get the residents excited.”
In addition to having enthusiasm for his residents, Vanya shows great school spirit as part of the Green Bandana Brigade.
“My favorite part of being a student at UWGB has to be the Green Bandana Brigade. When you talk about building an energetic campus atmosphere, our incredible student section has to be it,” Vanya said. “More importantly, these students are involved in campus organizations and represent the diverse plethora of academic departments. This organization which I am part of represents the UWGB vision of 360* of learning quite well.”
There are many memories made as a RA and Vanya’s favorite memory thus far is RA training camp because of the bonding done between so many wonderful individuals.
“I am very fortunate to know my fellow RAs and every individual that works at the Community Center. Each one continues to do a phenomenal job to make our campus one of belonging and pride,” Vanya said. “I would like to give a special shout-out to Jeff Willems who has been my inspiration and a big part of my involvement here at UW-Green Bay.”
Thank you Vanya for all that you do!
Ashley Keenan, today is all about you! Although this is her first year as an RA, Keenan has a history of being involved in the residence life community.
“My first year here on campus I was honored by receiving a bid for the Student of the Year at WURHA (Wisconsin United Residence Hall Association),” said Keenan, “This was an amazing honor to have my fellow students write me a bid saying how much hard work I put into my first year on campus. Having them recognize on a state level was one of my biggest accomplishments at Green Bay.”
In addition to RHAA, Keenan is involved with Phase 1 Community Councils. Her role in these leadership organizations helped her make her decision to become a RA, wanting to get to work with residents to help make their experience here at Green Bay as great as possible.
Keenan’s past RA’s also played a large factor in her choice to become a RA, noting that they were amazing role models and that she would not be here without them.
During her time as a RA so far, Keenan has learned a lot about policies and how people work differently than others.
Ashley Keenan, thank you for all that you do for the UWGB Residence Life community and good luck with the rest of the year!