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December OTMs

Even with the cold weather, our students continue to do great things! Here are the winning “OTMs” for the month of December!

Educational Program: Loco Hot Coco Door Decs written by Taylor Steele

Executive Board Member: Carly Stumpner written by Taylor Steele

First Year Student: Raymond Stahl written by Ryan Hathaway

Student: Devra Komprood written by Emily Clark

Congratulations to all of our OTM winners for the month of December! Keep up the great work.

Want to become a Resident Assistant?

UW-Green Bay Residence Life is looking for Resident Assistants (RAs) for the 2017-2018 academic year and we want YOU to apply!

The position of RA comes with many benefits. Not only will your housing costs be covered by Residence Life, you can gain some essential skills along the way including programming, public speaking, listening, and a variety of other people skills. The RAs are very important here at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. A Resident Assistant’s duties consist of assisting residents in the development of community, planning and implementing programs to meet the needs and wants of residents, assisting in the administration of an apartment building or residence hall, ensuring safety, and acting as a resource person for residents living in the Residence Life community.

Thinking about applying? Make sure you fit into the following criteria and are ready for some of the following responsibilities:

  • Two semesters experience living on any university campus
  • Semester and cumulative GPA of at least 2.4
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • The capacity to work 13-25 hours in a given week
  • Interest in taking advantage of an amazing and life-changing opportunity

There are a few things that one must do to apply for the RA position. Students interested must first submit an application that can be found on our housing website at www.uwgb.edu/housing/employment/student.asp. Every applicant must have one reference that can speak of your ability to fulfill the requirements of this position. If you’re currently living on campus, your RA would be a great reference! If you meet the criteria and have successfully completed the application, you will contacted to set up an interview for the position!

Now you’re probably wondering, when/how do I apply for this rewarding position? Here is a timeline of what the RA selection process for 2017-2018 looks like.

February 8th: Applications are DUE (you can find the application at this link)

February 8th-10th: Sign up for interviews at the front desk of the Community Center

February 13th-17th: RA interviews are conducted

February 20th: RA reference forms are due

March 6th: Newly hired RAs will be notified

Being a Resident Assistant for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an extremely rewarding experience that we really hope you take advantage of! For more information on the RA position you can talk to your current Resident Assistant, read more about it on our Student Employment Webpage, or set up a meeting with your Area Coordinator by contacting the Office of Residence Life at (920)465-2040.

 

November OTMs

Congrats to the “OTMs” for the month of November.

Education Program: Color Me Cupcakes written by Jeff Willems

Executive Board Member: Naomi Semb-Lovejoy written by Michelle McChesney and Katie Werre

First Year Student: Abbigail Wagaman written by Tonie Bear and Fiona Somers

Institution Faculty/Staff: Helen Schaal written by Mia Meyer

Organization: Social Work Club written by Taylor Steele

Residence Life Professional Staff: Nicole Kurth written by Michelle McChesney

Resident Assistant: Holly Umentum written by Michelle McChesney

Student: Cody Von Ruden written by Sam Soda

If you see any of these students or staff on campus, congratulate them on their November OTM!

Building Competition Standings

Have you completed your Resident Satisfaction Survey yet? If your answer was no, you better get on it! Not only can you win individual prizes by completing the survey including bookstore gift cards, Green Bay Gambler’s tickets, and Cheapseats tickets, but you can also win a prize for your ENTIRE BUILDING!

The building with the highest percentage of completed surveys by November 23rd (or the first building with 100% completion) will receive a FREE NIGHT in the Phoenix Club. This will consist of refreshments, FREE access to all the pool tables, Wii, table tennis, and air hockey. Who wouldn’t want an awesome night in the Phoenix Club with all of their friends!? Here are the current standings in the building competition:

building-comp-standings

So, if you haven’t already taken the Resident Satisfaction Survey, check your school e-mail for a link! It might just result in some cool rewards!

October OTMs

Here are your National Residence Hall Honorary OTMs for the month of October! If you see any of these people around campus, make sure to congratulate them for a job well done!

Education ProgramRocktoberfest written by Anna Yang

Executive Board MemberEmily Clark written by Michelle McChesney

Resident AssistantSierra Miller written by Taylor Steele

SpotlightMichelle McChesney written by Amber Schmitt

StudentKendra Isberner written by Jody Schiess

Congratulations to all of our October OTMs!

Tell Us About Living On-Campus!

We want your feedback!

On November 3rd we will be releasing our annual Resident Satisfaction Survey. This gives you, the students, the opportunity to give us some feedback about your on-campus living experience and help us make improvements for the coming years.

Need an incentive to partake in the survey? The first 25 students to complete the survey will receive an awesome UWGB polo shirt. Along with that, any students finishing the survey by the end date, November 23rd, will be entered in a drawing to win gift cards to the bookstore, Common Grounds coffee shop vouchers, Green Bay Gamblers tickets, and Cheapseats tickets.

Along with the individual prizes, we will be holding a competition between all the buildings. The building with the highest percentage of student completion by the end of the survey, or the first building to achieve 100% completion, will win a FREE night in the Phoenix Club. This would include FREE pizza, FREE soda, and FREE games all night!

So, watch your campus e-mail for the 2016 Resident Satisfaction Survey to be released on November 3rd and the survey must be finished by November 23rd!

Spring 2017 Semester Room Change Event

Our Spring 2017 Semester Room Change Event will take place Wednesday November 16th from 5-8pm in the lower level of the Community Center. Not sure how the Semester Room Change Event works? Well then you’ve come to the right place.

On November 7th, students who are aware of rooms that will be vacant for the Spring 2017 semester may begin reserving those rooms by navigating to this link and filling out the Qualtrics survey. The reservation Qualtrics survey will be available until 11:59pm on November 13th. After Nov 13th, we will not accept any reservations and any student wanting to switch rooms must just show up to the event. Students reserving rooms must understand that just because you fill out the survey, does not necessarily mean you will get that room.

On November 14th, the Office of Residence Life Assignments Coordinator, Dawn Abernathy, will go through the submitted reservations and send out e-mails notifying students if their reservation went through, or if the room they wanted is no longer available. If your reservation is approved, the e-mail will have a reservation form attached which you MUST BRING to the Room Change Event along with your STUDENT ID. If your room is unavailable, you will still receive an e-mail and are still encouraged to come to the Semester Room Change Event and see what rooms are available to you.

The actual Semester Room Change Event will take place on November 16th from 5-8pm. All students attending the event should check-in at the Student Mail room on the lower level of the Community Center. The first hour, 5-6pm, we will serve the students who have an approved room reservation and brought their ROOM CHANGE FORM and STUDENT ID to the lower level of the CC.

After 6pm, any rooms that are previously reserved and not claimed, will be released and may be taken by any other student. Any other students, who did not have a reserved room, can begin the room change process. Priority numbers will be issued beginning at 5pm and are issued on a first come, first served basis. Any students changing rooms at this event will still be charged the $50 room switching fee and any student wanting to change their rooming assignment MUST bring their STUDENT ID to the event, you CANNOT just know your student ID number.

REMINDER: Students who are not attending UWGB next semester or are student teaching outside of Brown County for the Spring 2017 semester should apply to cancel their housing assignment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

If you are unable to attend the room change event, you are not out of luck! On the room change form, there is a section for a proxy. A proxy is someone who you assign that is allowed to change your rooming assignment at the event. The proxy must bring the, already filled out, semester room change form with the proxy portion filled out as well and THEIR STUDENT ID. They are there to pick out the room for you, but they may not be able to call you during their session to ask you if the room they are choosing is alright so you must discuss with them exactly what you want.

Wash Alert!

We at Residence Life know that most students don’t like to haul all their dirty clothes down to the laundry room just for all of the washers to be in use. So, the Office of Residence Life has the perfect resource to prevent that!

Our laundry system has an online resource called “Wash Alert” allowing students to monitor the washers and dryers and even get alerts when the laundry services are available. It’s easy, it’s convenient, and most of all it’s FREE!

To access Wash Alert all a student has to do is navigate to laundry.uwgb.edu and choose the appropriate res hall/apartment. There, students can monitor how much time is left and enter their e-mail to get an alert sent straight to their inbox when the washers and dryers are available. This screen also allows students to submit a service request on the laundry services if something is not working correctly.

From the main page, before a student selects the correct building, you can also sign up to get text alerts sent straight to your phone by clicking “Get Alerts via Text.” It’s just that easy!

So, no more trips down three flights of stairs to just have to wait another half an hour before a washer is available. Use Wash Alert and know exactly when it’s the perfect time to do laundry!

Upcoming Events Next Week: 9/12-9/17

Looking for something to do on campus? Here are some great events happening this coming week that will get you out of your room and having fun!

Monday 9/12

11am-1pm: Schmooze Fest (Phoenix Rooms ABC)

Come learn all of the great things that your Student ID allows you to do including laundry, bookstore purchases, and even a few off campus vendors!

Tuesday 9/13

12:30pm-1:30pm: Interviewing Basics – Make a Great Impression (University Union 103)

Looking to ace that job interview and get the career of your dreams? Attend this cool event put on by Career Services to learn the basics of a good interview and get some tips on how you can blow that employer away!

7pm-9pm: Open Mic Night (Common Grounds Coffeehouse)

It’s the first open mic night of the year! Come and how off your talents, whether it be singing, dancing, poetry, etc. or just watch your fellow classmates show off theirs. You do not need to sign up if you want to perform, just show up and they will get you up on stage!

Wednesday 9/14

9am-3pm: Clothing Swap (Phoenix Rooms AB)

FREE clothes, household items, books, decorations, etc. available to UWGB students and faculty. What wouldn’t you want to take advantage of this great event!?

2pm-3pm: Creating a Resume 101 (University Union Manistique Room)

You are a pro at interviewing, but feel as though your resume could use a little help. Attend this event and get some great tips on how to write the perfect resume!

Thursday 9/15

7pm-10pm: Bash in the Stacks (Cofrin Library)

On a normal day, the library is quiet and students are studying, but for this event we’re gonna change that! The library is hosting their annual interactive open house with free games, music, food, and fun to be had!

Friday 9/16

10:30pm-1am: After Hours (Phoenix Club)

Come listen to some awesome music and dance with friends! After Hours is the perfect time to show off some new moves and dance the night away!

Playing at CheapSeats this week is The Shallows. Come enjoy this movie for only $2 in the Christie Theatre!

SHA Spotlight – Robert Mooers

Our final SHA Spotlight of the summer is on UWGB Senior Robert Mooers. Robert, although this is his first year working as a Summer Housing Assistant, has worked the past three summers with Residence Life. He chose to take on the position as a SHA because it was a great opportunity for him to gain valuable social and life skills that he can apply to a future career.Robert

Robert’s favorite part about working as a Summer Housing Assistant was working in the mail room. He liked how the position kept him on his feet and kept him busy.

Intramural volleyball is one of Robert’s favorite things to do on campus, so you if you’re looking for him, you could probably find him in the Kress Events Center!

Thank you for all your hard work this year! We really appreciate all you have done for Residence Life over the years!

Roberts’s Fun Facts

Name: Robert Mooers

Year in School: Senior

Major/Minor: History with a minor in Education

Hometown: Lancaster, CA

Favorite part of UWGB: I like that no matter where you go, there is always a quiet spot to relax and reflect

Favorite Class: Ancient Greece

Favorite Movie: The Sandlot

Favorite Color: Green

Dream Job: Lego Builder/Designer

If there were to be a movie made of your life, who would play you? Jake Abel

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