Joe Ebert, today the spotlight shines on you! Joe is a Community Advisor and this is his third year working as a RA/CA, returning to the position because of the students and staff that he gets to work with every day.
Getting to work with first year students and being able to help them adjust to campus life smoothly is Joe’s favorite part of the job and has created many memorable moments.
“My first move-in day as a RA in Josie, I gave my huge introduction to a resident’s 12 year old sister on accident. Although it was very embarrassing at first, it made a great joke for the rest of the year,” Joe said.
Some of Joe’s other favorite RA memories include seeing past residents become amazing RAs themselves and once “during training my first year as a RA, walking to the bay with some of my best friends and stargazing in the Kress parking lot when we needed a break from everything.”
During his time with Residence Life, Joe has learned a lot saying the most important lesson has been how to work on a team and time management. He also said that becoming a Community Advisor is his biggest accomplishment while in the position.
As a student, Joe’s biggest accomplishment is getting an IT internship at Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Joe is double majoring in Computer Science and Information Science.
Thank you Joe for all the work you have done!
The winning OTMs for the month of September are:
Diversity Program: Wisconsin Bisexual/Pansexual Speakers Bureau (written by Amy Mauk)
Executive Board Member: Taylor Thompson (written by Sarah Alexander)
First Year Student: Milton Byers (written by Amy Mauk)
Institution Faculty/Staff: Phil Clampitt (written by Alyssa Lamberton)
Organization: Phoenix Philanthropy Club (written by Travor Copeland)
Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Kelly Steffes (written by Quin Merriweather)
Resident Assistant: Eli Amelse (written by Mariah Pursley and Steffi Schoeder)
Residential Community: Josephine Lenfestey Hall (written by Amy Mauk)
Social Program: OrgSmorg (written by Karli Peterson)
Student: Sam Braaten (written by Chloe Miller Hansen)
If you see any of these writers/winners please congratulate them on their accomplishments!
Christopher or Chris Barry, today is all about you!
Chris is a first year RA in Donald Harden and is enjoying his time as a RA, saying his favorite memories are anytime he is hanging out with Andrew Pfaff because “the man is a sass master.”
It was the incentive of taking a leadership role and the bonus of working alongside others that made Chris desire the position of a RA, and says “being able to work with some amazing staff members” is his favorite part of the job.
Chris, who is a member of the UWGB cheerleading team wants everyone to know “I love cheerleading,” and that his biggest accomplishment, although it “might be small for some people” is being able to manage his time between cheerleading, school, and a social life while being an RA.
As a Business and Marketing major, Chris says his favorite parts of UWGB are the tunnels and the sense of community that campus creates.
Thank you Chris for all that you do on campus and go Phoenix!
First time RA Christiana Bartelme, also known as Chrissy, is today’s featured RA!
Chrissy aspired to be an RA because of the leadership opportunities the position offers and the ability to meet new people, knowing she can help make her residents feel at home.
“I enjoy seeing my residents making connections and getting involved on campus,” Chrissy said.
In addition to being an RA, Chrissy has always been involved on campus.
“As one of the four Eco-reps last year, I enjoyed being part of organizations and committees that have helped pave the way to a more sustainable atmosphere in residence life,” Chrissy said.
Being an RA, Chrissy said she has learned “To try new things and step outside of my comfort zone to work towards achieving my goals and to realize my true potential.”
Chrissy is a Biology major with an emphasis in Ecology and Conservation with a minor in Environmental Science.
In her free time Chrissy enjoys drinking coffee while watching her all-time favorite show, The Big Bang Theory.
We’re glad to have you as an RA this year Chrissy, keep up the great work!
This Sunday, Sept. 28, Starting Point will be taking place from 4-8 p.m. in the 1965 Room. Starting Point is a leadership program hosted by Residence Life staff and organized by Area Coordinator Adam Novotny. The main role of Starting Point is to serve as a training session to student leaders involved in the various Residence Life leadership organizations, such as the Residence Hall and Apartment Association (RHAA), National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) and Community Councils (CCs). Area Coordinators will be presenting sessions that focus on the student leader’s role in community development, roll in their leadership group, group dynamics, programming and goal setting. The goal of Starting Point is to give all student leaders a similar message about their role in housing and inspire them for what they can accomplish this year. Starting Point also provides students from each group (RHAA, NRHH, CCs) the opportunity to meet other student leaders from a different organization and create working relations that can last throughout the whole year.
If you’re not currently involved in RHAA, NRHH or CCs but wish to attend Starting Point, contact your Area Coordinator.
Abigail Frye is our first RA in the spotlight this year!
This is Abby’s first year as an RA, wanting to become an RA to “gain leadership skills while also being able to help residents have a good on-campus living experience.”
In her short time in the position so far, Abby said that being an RA has taught her important leadership skills. She has also made good memories such as participating in and watching skits at RA camp during RA training.
There are many benefits of being an RA but Abby said that her favorite part is making positive connections with her residents and “really enjoys working with the amazing Res Life staff!”
Abby is an English major with an emphasis in Literature and a minor in Communication.
Her favorite part of being a student at UWGB is how welcoming the campus is, saying “it’s a great feeling knowing that there are a lot of people on campus who really want you to succeed.”
Abby accredits being involved on campus with different departments and organizations as her biggest accomplishment as a UWGB student.
Thank you Abby for all that you do!
Looking for something fun to do with friends? The Community Center has games and sports equipment that are available to check-out for free. Also available are basic tools and the mallets necessary to modify your bed configuration. The following sports equipment is available:
- Soccer Balls
- Croquet Sets
- Volleyball/Badminton Net
- Disk Golf Sets
- Bocce Ball Sets
There is also a wide variety of board games available including Yahtzee, Twister, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and many more.
The Residence Life Leadership Development Certificate is a series of sessions designed to help students identify and develop their own leadership skills. All students are welcome to participate, whether they live on campus or not. In order to complete the certificate program, students must complete two required and six recommended sessions, which are a minimum of 90 minutes in length. There is no cost for the sessions but we recommend registering online to ensure your spot. To sign up for sessions and for more information, click here.
Dates and Times
- Sunday, September 21: 7:00-8:30 pm – Group Dynamics, 1965 Room
- Wednesday, September 24: 7:00-8:30 pm – Ethics and Integrity, 1965 Room
- Sunday, October 5: 7:00-8:30 pm – Time Management, 1965 Room
- Tuesday, October 14: 7:00-8:30 pm – Confrontation Skills, 1965 Room
- Sunday, October 19: 7:00-8:30 pm -Ethics and Integrity, 1965 Room
- Thursday, October 23, 7:00-8:30 pm – Time Management, 1965 Room
- Wednesday, October 29, 7:00-8:30 pm – Group Dynamics, 1965 Room
- Sunday, November 2, 7:00-8:30 pm, – Assertiveness, Aggressiveness & Passivity, 1965 Room
- Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-8:00 pm, – Assertiveness, Aggressiveness & Passivity, 1965 Room
- Sunday, November 16, 7:00-8:30 pm, – Confrontation Skills, 1965 Room
Also, there are two collaborative sessions that will also count towards the completion of the certificate program. For more information and to sign up for sessions, click here.
Dates and Times
- Wednesday, September 17, 5:30-8:00 pm – Leadership Bootcamp: Leadership Basics, Phoenix Room A
- Tuesday, November 11, 5:30-8:00 pm – Leadership Bootcamp: Conquering Conflict, 1965 Room
The Winter Olympic Games are over but your opportunity to be an Olympian and test your skills in a variety of areas will occur this Sunday, September 7th thanks to Residence Life Olympics! Teams will be created by building, allowing buildings to go head-to-head. Residence Life Olympics will begin at 3:00 pm in Residence Life, specifically at the Phoenix Park. Come meet new friends and show your building pride at Residence Life Olympics!
New this year, UW-Green Bay will be launching Virtual Parking Permits. This means that for the 2014-2015 academic year there will be no more paper permits for your guests. Simply register your guest online with their license plate by following these easy steps:
- Go to our website: www.uwgb.edu/housing
- Click on myResLink in the ?Ask.GB.Housing box on the left side of the screen.
- Scroll down until you see the Guest Registration and click on the Login Now button to the right of it.
- Click on Students Login Here and enter in your username and password.
- On the left hand side, click on Campus Box/Guests. Then click on Register a Guest.
- Complete the guest registration form and hit complete.
Congratulations – you’ve successfully registered a guest!