Thursday, April 28, 2016

Peck Swing Dance

Hello Everyone,

This month has been going by quickly as the Music LLC is preparing for Juries and spring performances!  We're all buckling down and practicing as these last few weeks fly by here at UWM.  Just last Friday, April 22nd the Music LLC took a break from practicing when Peck School of the Arts had their Swing Dance event that our Dance and Music LLC's got to host here in Sandburg's Chanel Lounge!  We started off the evening with swing dancing lessons and then UWM's Jazz Band took the stage and performed as we all danced (or tried to in my case) to some Jazz classics.

 I hope to see more success these last few weeks of classes before finals start.  Now here's to finishing strong here at UWM's Peck School of the Arts, or at any other school you may attend.

RA Alec

Architecture LLC Update

Hey Everyone!

I have a few updates about the Architecture LLC. Over the past month, students have been learning about and working through all the steps of the design process to better understand the role of the architect and prepare themselves for sophomore studio.  Students began with a site analysis of where their project would be located. This involved studying the weather, sun, and natural aspects of the area as well as drawing documents to explain their discoveries. Students then began the design of their actual projects, starting with simple sketches and moving towards more complex drawings.

Now, students are in the final stage of the design process where they are revising their drawings and beginning to make a physical model of their project. Next week, they will get the chance to present their work not only to the professor, but also to a panel of other professors and local professionals. This will give them the opportunity to get a feel for how the critique process works, as well as what to expect in their studios in the following years.

Emily LaLuzerne
Architecture LLC Peer Mentor

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

March-April in the Panther Military LLC


At the tail end of March the Panther Military LLC paid a visit to the Military and Veteran's Resource Center (MAVRC). The director of MAVRC, Michael Kirchner, gave the members of the LLC and myself a tour and rundown on the services that MAVRC offers to students. Afterwards, we all went to the Grind in the Union for coffee and snacks. Students from the Panther Military LLC were then able to share there experiences and highlights from the year with both Michael and myself. This was an excellent program and really allowed for students in the LLC to connect to their stakeholder.

I am very excited to announce that this month the Panther Military LLC took a trip to Lake Geneva Canopy Tours course on Friday, April 22nd from 12-6pm. This is the Panther Military's yearly LLC trip and was in collaboration with the Honors House 2 (HH2) and the S'more LLC's. The course is situated in a beautiful remote woodsy area in Lake Geneva and offers visitors the chance to participate in: zip lining, high ropes courses, team building challenges, biking, and hiking. On our trip, we focused on the ropes course and the team building challenges. My resident's response to this trip has been an overall tone of excitement and I am thrilled that I was able to get 80% of my LLC students to secure a spot on the trip. I know that this trip provided my residents with valuable lessons in teamwork and will also enhance their critical thinking skills. Best of all, the trip was absolutely free to students in the LLC!