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Summer Housing Assistant Spotlight: Kellyn Wieland

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Our first Summer Housing Assistant taking the spotlight is senior Kellyn Wieland.  Although Kellyn has worked within Residence Life for a year, this is her first time in the SHA position.

Kellyn coveted this position as a chance to learn more about working in Residence Life.

“I never knew about the RA aspect of Residence Life, so this was my chance to explore a new opportunity,” Kellyn said.

Working as a SHA, Kellyn gets to experience a little bit of everything that Residence Life has to offer: working the front desk, mailroom and as an RA to all summer residents including all students and guests.

“I am looking forward to talking with the Snowbirds,” Kellyn said, “I feel like I could learn a lot from them!”

Snowbirds are the older guests that live on campus during the summer.

Living on campus during the school year and summer lets Kellyn stay close to her friends, class and work.

“I love being so close to everything. There is always something to do with all the programs that are put on by the many organizations around campus!” Kellyn said.

Welcome to the SHA staff, Kellyn. We are very excited to have you with us!

Kellyn Wieland Quick Facts

Hometown: Howards Grove, WI
Major / Minor: Education/Spanish
Favorite candy: Reese’s trees/Easter egg cups
Favorite book: How to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Favorite Quote: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” –Albus Dumbledore
Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite class: Spanish
If you were auditioning for American Idol, what song would you sing: That would never happen.
If someone were writing your biography, what would the title be: Kellyn Wieland’s Biography
Do you have any pets: A dog (Bichon Frise) named Tucker.
If you could travel abroad anywhere, where would you go:  I actually plan to go to Cuernavaca over the Winter break, but I would love to visit Argentina some day!


Of The Year Awards

The winners of the “Of The Year” awards for this academic year have been announced. Congratulations to all the winners!

Educational Program: #loveyourself nominated by Emma Kuhn

Resident Assistant:  Michelle McChesney nominated by Joseph Ebert

Social Program:  Clue Program Series nominated by Michelle McChesney and Joseph Ebert

Student: Mallory Woloszyk nominated by Megan Leonard

Organization: Residence Hall and Apartment Association nominated by Alyssa Lamberton

Executive Board Member: Allie Saxton nominated by Michelle McChesney

Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Julianne Crayton nominated by Mariah Pursley

First Year Student: Katie Werre nominated by Brandilyn Kochera

April OTM Winners

The following are the winners of the April “Of The Month” award. If you see any of the winners, please congratulate them on their accomplishment!


Diversity Program: Doppelganger Fest nominated by Abby Frye

Institution Faculty/Staff: Charles Rybak nominated by Emma Kuhn

Resident Assistant:  Faith VerBruggen nominated by Annemarie Schwery

Social Program:  Clue 5.0 nominated by Michelle McChesney and Joseph Ebert

Spotlight: Amanda Judd nominated by Trevor Copeland

Student: Anna Gribova nominated by Chrissy Bartelme, Ashley Dalton, and Skyler Toyne

March OTM Winners

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.

Position Opening: Resident Assistant

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 You will then be emailed to collect availability for an interview.

Individual Interviews
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 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: Facilities Custodial Staff & Facilities Maintenance Staff

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.


To Apply:

Applications are available online and should be submitted to Submit completed applications to Terry Zarnoth by email at

To download an application and position description, please visit our web site:

For more information, contact:

Terry Zarnoth
Office of Residence Life
(920) 465-2483


GB Coolest Cribs Contest

Do you think you have the best decorated Residence Hall or Apartment on campus? We’d love to see!

  1. Upload a picture to Instagram or Twitter and tag us while using #GBCoolestCribs
  2. We’ll take your picture, giving you photo credit of course, and upload it to the GB Coolest Cribs Facebook album
  3. 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.

January OTM Winners

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

November OTM Winners

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!

RA Spotlight: Taylor Steele

Taylor Steele

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!

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