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
It’s that time of year again: Re-contracting! Starting today, students can begin the re-contracting process to live on campus for the 2015-2016 school year. Students should be on the lookout for a link to re-contract being sent out via email and found on the UWGB Residence Life webpage. Following the online contract, the room selection process will take place on March 24-26. To make the process more fun, Residence Life will be running many promotions and contests with the chances to win vouchers to the Phoenix Bookstore to purchase UWGB apparel. Keep your eyes out for:
- Facebook Polls
- Twitter Promotions
- Trivia Contests
- GB Coolest Crib Contest
- New Likes to the Residence Life Facebook Page
Any student that tweets “I’ll be back @uwgb_housing #GBrecontracting2015” will be entered to win a prize! Don’t forget to re-contract and help continue to make campus the place students choose to live.
It’s never too early to start thinking about next year! Save these dates to contract online for on campus living during the 2015-2016 school year.
Contract Online: February 10 – March 15
Room Selection: March 24 – 26
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!
Important End-of-the-Semester Housing Information – December 2014
This information was also sent to all students living on campus via email.
All Buildings Remain Open During Semester Break
Residence halls and apartment-style buildings will be open during break. If you plan on leaving campus during the break, please shut and latch all windows, close curtains, unplug non-essential items, remove trash, flush toilets, take valuable items with you and make sure all appliances are turned off and cleaned. Please park in the East Housing Lot near Temp if you will have a vehicle on campus during break.
Students Not Returning For Spring Semester – Check-out Procedures
Students who have been permanently released from their University housing contract must clean and vacate their room or apartment and complete the check-out process on-line: www.uwgb.edu/housing by Wednesday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. Failure to check-out will result in a $50 improper check-out charge. It is recommended that you update your permanent address in SIS if it has changed.
Submit Your Maintenance Requests Now
If you are aware of items in need of repair in your room or apartment, please submit an online Maintenance Request at www.uwgb.edu/housing for these items now to avoid damage charges. Normal wear and tear items will not result in charge.
Do You Have Items You No Longer Need?
If you have personal belongings you no longer need, there will be a collection container in the Community Center where you may discard canned food items, clean clothing, and household items in good working condition. These items will be donated to charitable organizations in the Green Bay community. Please place items in plastic bags and separate food items from other donations. Please do not leave televisions or other electronic waste.
The Resident Satisfaction Survey is currently still live. Students received a link to the survey via email and completion of the survey enters students to win weekly prizes consisting of drawings for UWGB apparel and one of three Fire HD7 tablets. There is also a building competition where the building with the highest percentage of surveys completed will receive a free game night in the Phoenix Club including refreshments and free access to all pool tables, Wii, table tennis, and air hockey.
The top 11 building competition results as of November 17th are:
2. Donald Long
3. Bob Schaefer
4. R.E. Small
5. James Temp
6. Josephine Lenfestey
8. Roy Downham
10. Robert Warren
If you haven’t already, take the survey to better your building’s chance to win!
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 Residence Green Life Committee is celebrating Make No Mark Week from Nov. 10-15. Make No Mark Week provides UW-Green Bay Residential Life to reduce consumption and be conscious of daily activities by promoting a more sustainable lifestyle. The goal is to make your mark by leaving no mark. Each day will feature daily challenges.
Monday, Nov. 10: Make No Trash
Create a no trash kit for the day by using reusable utensils and containers. Use a plastic bag to collect your trash throughout the day. At 5:30 p.m. come to the Mauthe Center where the trash will be sorted between recycling, garbage and compost. The goal is to create as little trash as possible through the use of reusable Tupperware and products with as little packaging as possible.
Tuesday, Nov. 11: Eat and Travel Sustainably
Keep a list of everything you eat throughout the day. Later, review the list and decide what items you ate were grown within 100 miles or within the state. Try to swap three non-local items for some that you can purchase locally. List the ways you travel normally. Is there a way to travel sustainably such as by bike or bus? Don’t forget to check out the free dinner at the Mauthe Center at 5:30 p.m. – BYOP – Bring Your Own Plate! Also, check out http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/eat-smart/
Wednesday, Nov. 12: Minimize Water
Calculate your water footprint! Try to beat the clock and shower in less than three minutes or try and beat your roommate to see who can take the quickest shower. Remember to use your reusable water bottle during the day!
Thursday, Nov. 13: Buy Nothing New
Make a list of items you need to buy this week and remove items that are not necessities. Be resourceful today: borrow from friends, make or buy used items when possible. Check out: http://storyofstuff.org/
Friday, Nov. 14: Give Back to the Community & Celebrate
Join the Campus Cleanup! Meet at the Mauthe Center at 1 p.m. Stick around for the social at 2 p.m. where free reusable water bottles and grocery bags will be given away. Hear testimonials from students and learn about opportunities with student organizations such a Public & Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC), Round River Alliance, SLO Food Alliance, Health Fork and Campus Kitchen.
Saturday, Nov. 15: America Recycles Day
Swap your plastic or film bags for reusable bags at the Community Center MPR from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Remember, you can make your mark by leaving no mark.
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!