Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Finally at UWM :)

 Off to college

Hello everyone! I moved into Cambridge Commons on Saturday at 9:30am so I left home at 7am.  My boyfriend and my two younger sisters came along.  I was nervous and excited at the same time.  So, we're finally in Milwaukee and I'm trying to spot the residence hall but it was actually easy because I've seen the pictures before and there were colorful flags on the rooftop :D Thank you staffs!

This is a view of the courtyard

So unloading for me was less than an hour. I'm glad I didn't bring too much.  Remember: Don't bring octopus lamps, microwaves, and mini-fridges...into Cambridge at least. It varies in different residence halls, I believe.  And when you're there, they give you two carts :)  As you enter the hallway, the walls are decorated with activities, maps, warnings, etc so its very welcoming !

Outside of my suite and going to enter for the first time!
And finally unpacking :D

-After I unloaded my boxes, me and my family went to explore Milwaukee.  It was a great day but after they left, it's heartbreaking. You're officially alone but don't think about it too much because there are other students that are going through the same thing that you are :)  Honestly, when it came down to "unpacking" I didn't know where to start....but I started on my clothes and next thing you know, you are finished! Lay in bed...and sleep.  I hope you (freshmen like myself) had a good experience as well and a great year :)

Welcome to Writing & Visual Culture!

Hello and welcome!

I hope everyone is as excited about this year as I am. And I mean everybody. You (whomever is reading this), your neighbor, and your cousins. Everybody. The Writing & Visual Culture LLC is going to be a smashing good time.

Residents have moved in and we're off to a great start of the year. Down here on NG1, which is where I, RA Jeffrey, and a great number of the LLC residents live, is starting to become a pretty cool community.

My name is Jeffrey Brennan and I'm the RA on G1 in North Tower of Sandburg Residence Hall! I'm a photography and journalism major from Sauk Prairie, WI, a small village near Madison. This is my second year at UWM and first as an RA. As the RA of this floor, I'm also in charge of planning cool events for the Writing & Visual Culture LLC.

I'm excited to meet you all and really get to know you throughout the year!

Here's a picture of me:

(Cool how I just put that right in there, huh?)

Lastly, I'll tell you all about a few things coming up you should take advantage of. Tomorrow is LLC Kick Off Event in Flicks. This a great time to meet everyone involved with the LLCs and perhaps even your instructor! The date again is, Wednesday, September 1st, @ 4:30p.m.

Another cool thing coming up is an event just for us Writing & Visual Culture folks. This will be a time to specifically meet one another and really build some tight bonds between us. So, save the date! Wednesday, September 15th! We'll have food and a cool writing/visual art collaborative to work on.

See you all soon!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nyob Zoo (Hello!)

Hello everyone!
My name is May See Yang and I'm from Green Bay, Wisconsin.  I'm a freshman @ UW-Milwaukee and I'm in the Creating Your Future LLC.  I'll be living in the Cambridge Commons residence hall and I'm currently majoring in Anthropology :)

LOL, that's me doing a pose at camp.  Anyways, I'm into movies, music, art, and cultures.  I love to promote diversity and I like to meet people from different ethnic backgrounds.  The thing I'm looking forward to the most is learning.  I'm excited and ready to learn. Let's make this year an exciting one!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Healthcare in the 21st Century LLC

My name is Emmalee Vander Zanden. And as many of you may have noticed, my first name is spelled a little differently than the typical 'Emily' but it is pronounced all the same :) I am an incoming freshman and will be a part of the "Healthcare in the 21st Century" LLC located in North tower. I'm from DePere Wisconsin which is about 15 minutes south of Green Bay.

that's me on the crutches! can you guess why I picked healthcare? :)
I'm a bit of an accident magnet.
I'm very excited to move in, and meet people that are going into the same field that I am. As of now I'm looking to major in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and minor in Spanish, but I'm only a freshman, things can always change! I'm not sure what our LLC will be doing but I'm sure it will be fun!
Untill next time!

Welcome to the American Sign Language LLC

Hello there everyone!
My name is Kelly Keuper and I will be the Resident Assistant for the ASL LLC. I am from Brookfield, Wisconsin, and was in the Brookfield Central High School class of 2009. I am Junior at UWM and I live on the second floor of Sandburg Hall West Tower.

Come see me in 270C

Although, I am the ASL LLC RA I do not speak sign language, I am actually a psychology major. But, I cannot wait to learn some sign language this year. I am looking forward to doing some really fun things this year with the ASL LLC and getting to know all of you. To get started we will be having a get to know the LLC Pizza Party on September 8th in the West 2 common area.

Cant wait to meet all of the residnets and get this semester started!
Hope you all enjoyed the summer!

Kelly Keuper, ASL LLC RA

Sunday, August 15, 2010

What's Up, Lab Rats?!

Why, hello there!

My name is Sam, and I'm the RA for the awesome Lab Rats LLC in West Tower 3/4. I'm from Sheboygan Falls, WI and am now a junior at UWM double majoring in psychology and Spanish. I hope everyone is refreshed from summer and is raring to go on their first year at UWM!


It sounds cheesy to describe how excited I am to be the RA for this LLC, but I really can't tell you guys how awesome this semester is going to be. I've got a fun-filled semester lined up for my Lab Rats, and we're going to kick-off the year with some de-lish pizza from Palms Gardens. As a psychology major, I already have experience in undergraduate research so I hope to be a great resource for my Lab Rats! See you all soon!

Ps - Lab Rats --> join the Lab Rats LLC 2010-2011 facebook group asap! :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

LLCs Featured in the UWM News - again!

For the second time, an article about LLCs was featured in the UWM News.  Click here to read it.  The article focuses on the LLCs that are new for 2010-2011:

  • Healthcare in the 21st Century
  • Environment and Global Sustainability
  • Business Panthers
  • Writing and Visual Culture
If you missed the article that was featured last semester, you can read it here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Now Seeking 2010-2011 Student Bloggers!

University Housing is currently seeking writers for this blog! If you're living in an LLC this fall, please consider blogging about your experiences. Last year this blog had over 600 unique visitors, and we only expect that number to increase.

What would you write about? Well, basically whatever is going on in your LLC. Contribute pictures, videos, or just words. Your role as an LLC blogger is to give current and prospective students an idea of what it's like to live in an LLC.

If you're interested, please contact me at vanlysal@uwm.edu or on Facebook.

And, to all Fall 2010 LLC residents: I'm excited for you to get to UWM and live in University Housing!