Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Transfer LLC


It's a busy time of year for transfer students (well, all students for that matter) here at UWM. A few weeks ago, RA Brianna and I (RA Erika) brought in the Career Development Center (CDC) for an event in Sandburg. This event was extremely successful as we learned that many of our residents are still trying to find a career and academic path. The CDC was able to provide the transfer residents with information regarding the majors, minors, and certificates that UWM offers its students. In addition, the CDC also provided the residents with information about taking surveys to find your best fit, career wise and academically.

For the month of October, RA Brianna and I are planned an event with the UWM Police Department. This event was a self defense class. The intent of it was help guide the residents as to how to be safe and it provided the opportunity for them to learn how to be more socially responsible. Below is a picture of what the participants had a chance to do. The officers taught the participants different hits or "strikes" for situations. Those who attended got to practice those strikes on the red "people" held up by the officers. In addition, the officers gave preventative tips and safety advice.



Brianna and I are both very pleased with how the Transfer LLC is doing this year. There are many relationships and memories that are being built between the floors. If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to contact RA Brianna or me.

-Erika

Saturday, October 25, 2014

JAMS LLC Update

Breaking News:

The JAMS LLC has been jam-packing a lot of learning and exploring into their first semester at UWM.  It all started with a trip to the Fox 6 news station.  Then came a visit with ESPN and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  And today, some JAMS residents and I (RA Danielle) took on the downtown.

Ring ring! The JAMS LLC is hiding in a phone booh.
In order from left to right: Alex, Austin, Ethan, Jimmy, Ashlee, RA Danielle, Paul.
What's bronze and has two thumbs? The Bronze Fonz of course!
In order from left to right: Ethan, Paul, Austin, Alex, Ashlee, Jimmy, RA Danielle.
Not to sound cliché, but today was a beautiful fall day to explore the city.  Can you believe it was 65 degrees in late October? We started by a casual walk along the river, progressed onto Water Street,  then stopped at the Milwaukee Public Market and Downtown Bookstore.  A few residents decided to stick around and try dinning out, whereas the rest of us hopped on the bus back to campus.  It was a simple trip to explore the different culture found in our own city.   

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Social Justice LLC Update

Hello world!

We're nearly at the halfway point of October, I can't believe it! It still feels like Fall Welcome was just yesterday. The Social Justice LLC has been up to some fun things in the past month and a half; our first event began with fun little competition as residents were in groups and had to brainstorm why the color of paper they were given was the best color.
Brainstorming! 

In the end, our winner was orange. Why? They only had one reason for their's was the best:
Because Charizard, that's why!
Following this activity, we talked about how there will be plenty of times when we come into contact with people trying to argue points that are different to ours, and to keep in mind that respect and understanding are key in maintaining an inclusive community. Did I mention there were cupcakes and cookies, too? :)

A few of us also went to Camp Minikani and participated in the UWM Leadership Retreat. We learned a ton about how to be a better leader, how to get involved on campus, and met lots of new people and had many good times. 

What's up next for the Social Justice LLC? Check back next month and find out!



Welcome to the Health Professions LLC!

Hello everyone!

    
My name is Sydney Rein and I am one of the resident assistant's for the Healthcare LLC. We are located on the 5th floor of Riverview Residence Hall. I am a second year UWM student a I am majoring in Nursing. After college my plan is to join The United States Navy Nurse Corps. 
            
 This is my first year being a resident assistant and I am so excited! We already have a couple of fun events we have planned. I am most excited to build social connections throughout the 5th floor and creating memories that last a lifetime. I am looking forward to an eventful year with my residents!

            

Future Fraternity and Sorority Leaders LLC Update

Hello loves!

This semester has been going peachy with so much going on! The Greek 101 sessions and all the Sorority and Fraternity rush events went great! We have had multiple residents join Greek Life, and they are loving it!

The rest of the residents are doing well, many are working in the cafeteria and have been hanging out! I am planning on having multiple philanthropy and service events for my residents to get involved in the UWM and greater Milwaukee community.




I had a resident attend the Leadership Retreat held by the CCBLLR office, and am having residents help out with the neighborhood clean up event this Saturday!

I am open to many different philanthropy and service events, so if anyone has a cause or needs more volunteers please let me know!

I will continue on pushing MAP Works and keep everything going peachy keen! YAY!

RA Scarlett