One of the reasons I love attending UWGB was solidified yesterday in the first day of classes. Although I sat through classes that I can see the potential of being extremely challenging for me, I found that the professors impressed and inspired me.
One in particular, a professor for my new science class, spent ten minutes before a relatively large lecture class, shaking hands of students, asking where everyone was from, and asking a question about it that showed he was actually paying attention to your answer. Continue reading Meet The Professor
(Since I’m a big musical theater nerd in my spare time…I decided that I could sum up my life and the title for this blog in that quote from the musical THE WIZ.)
At the end of finals week I was more than happy to leave GB. Not the fabulous school, not my friends, but a nice break from academia was welcomed. Even though I would miss some amenities of Green Bay like cable and high-speed internet (which explains the lack of posting, and I apologize)- nothing beats home-cooked meals and old friends. Continue reading “I Wish I Was Home…I Wish I Was Back There”
You will end up taking plenty of courses for your Major here at UW-Green Bay and they are all important to your educational development, but Internships might be a great opportunity for you to gain real world experience. They are not mandatory, but are highly recommended by many professors/ advisors and myself. No matter what your Major or interest is, there is most likely some sort of Internship or opportunity out there for you. Some Internship can be for student organizations here on campus or other internships can be for outside companies and businesses. Continue reading MAJOR TALK: Internships!
Something I like to do more than anything is play basketball over at the Kress Events Center on the UWGB campus. It’s a close place where I can get a bunch of my friends together for a pick up game. And the best part is it’s completely free for students, even during winter and summer break. All you need to do is flash your student ID at the front desk and you’re in. You can check out basketballs and other equipment to use in many open gyms. Continue reading UWGB – What I do for fun!
When I first came to UWGB back in 2006, I was told by students, professors, and advisors that not having a Major in mind was okay. In fact it was a good thing. Why is that a good thing you say? Wouldn’t it be better to have a plan and know what you want to exactly do before you enter college? Well, it’s a fact that many students end up changing their minds once or twice anyways once they are in college. I’m not saying that having a plan is bad, because I’ve seen people have a dream in High School and stick with it through college. But, if you don’t have a clue, you are definitely not alone and a Major will find you. It is kind of weird how it works, but somehow something shows up and takes you in a path that you never thought you would go down. Continue reading MAJOR TALK: Undecided is OKAY!
What place on campus do you think has the most visitors this time of year? Yep…you guessed it, it’s the library. With exams and finals next week, students will be having a date with their books this Saturday night instead of their significant other.
The Cofrin Library at UWGB has 8 floors but there are only really 6 that are important to students. Continue reading Cofrin Library
Final exams are just around the corner and the holidays are quickly approaching. Campus is becoming a dizzy, busy mix of break-anxious and stressed out students. To cure some of these emotions, UWGB started its holiday celebrations this week- and if you ask me- it was just in the nick of time.
For me it started Monday. My on-campus job in the Dean of Students Office called for some office decorating! As the student workers went through boxes of ornaments decorating trees, the university staff in the office played Christmas music and we all talked about family traditions and what presents we were most excited to give to others. Continue reading ‘Tis The Season To Be A Phoenix
I few weeks ago I mentioned all of the great food choices here on the UWGB campus and this week I will share with you some near-by off campus options.
UWGB is a great campus; it is secluded from any other homes or businesses in Green Bay. If you are planning to have a car with you at school, then you will be able to take advantage of a short drive to some great off campus dining options if you are looking for a change of pace from the food on campus. Continue reading Off-Campus Dining
Signing up for classes is pretty easy. If you are going to be a new student at UWGB, you will probably be signing up for your first semester of classes during the FOCUS program in early summer. You will have very helpful people walk you through the process there, but I will give you a little look inside the process of signing up for classes each semester. Continue reading Signing Up For Classes
Some of you can’t wait for college so that you can live on your own finally. Some of you have never spent more than a week away from your family and don’t know what to think.
When the first day of college comes you will probably have a mixture of excitement and nerves. Some people might not show it, but I think everyone is at least a little nervous…so you’re not alone. It’s a moment that not a lot of people will experienced until the morning of move-in for that first year of college…knowing that you will be living on their own. No parents means freedom right? No curfews, no rules, no one standing over your shoulder telling you what to do. But, no parents also means, no one to cook for you, to clean for you, and to do your laundry. And I can’t say that this will be how it is for everyone. Some of you might already be used to doing all of those things yourself, but for others it can be kind of scary. Continue reading Away From Home…