Friday, November 30, 2012

Oh the places that the Transfer LLC likes to go.........

Oh the places that the Transfer LLC likes to go.........
       Milwaukee is filled with a variety of things to do, people to see and places to go.  Oddly enough though you can find the transfer students hanging out in the lounge area of the 19th floor.  Whether it be to watch a football game or the new episode of South Park or simply sitting out there chatting about how things are going for them or doing homework.  There have been a many of late night discussions on who should be traded on the fantasy football team or movies that are a must see.  (By the way apparently Saving Private Ryan is a must see!)  The lounge has become the common area where the students enjoy hanging out.
      If the students aren't hanging out in the common area studying they can be found at the library.  The library provides them with the quiet environment in which they can focus in order to study.  In fact there has been a few questions as to why the library is not open later at night or when it doesn't open early in the mornings on the weekends.  Although the library hours aren't always what the student prefer, it doesn't stop them from making the trek across the street to the library!

Volunteering in the Community

 This month members of the Creating your Future LLC had a wonderful chance to join forces with the Writing and Visual Cultures LLC to volunteer at the Urban Ecology Center.  The Urban Ecology Center a local community center very close to Riverview Residence Hall.
  It was nice to give our time close to home.  Students from the LLCs were able to learn more about the wonderful resources that the Urban Ecology Center has to offer and learned about environmental sustainability.  
  We had tons of fun picking up trash in a local park and helping stuff letters for annual fundraiser for the community center.  We look forward to volunteering at the Urban Ecology Center again in the future.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Shout Out

to the Beyond Boarders LLC Instructor
Jason can really connect with the Beyond Boarders LLC students as he is very patient, kind, and charismatic. Being that he lived in Japan for over a few years, he is able to relate his own experiences and educate his students about Japanese culture. He is able to utilize social media to broaden their learning experiences and also meet and connect with students from Japan. 

It is a pleasure to work with him and the rest of the Beyond Boarders staff:
AJ  Corner
Sue Conway
Dina Wolf
Alexis Haney (RA)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rockin' Out with Hendrix

The Crossroads LLC is very excited to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's birth by going out to watch the movie Hendrix 70 at the Oriental Theatre. 

The film shows how concert goers experienced Hendrix's unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock concert.
This performance is considered one of the finest in rock music history.

Join us on December 4th at 7:00PM in the Oriental Theatre to experience Woodstock of '69.

Monday, November 26, 2012

November Check-In: Discovery World Breakfast

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving break! We just got back and are gearing up for 3 busy weeks until finals. Discovery World is going great-- the groups are finishing their robots and beginning video production. On the last day of the program, we will be hosting a breakfast in Flicks to encourage a healthy start to the participants' day of wrap-up activities.

Two upcoming events will be a Lord of the Rings marathon and an anime night. These should be very popular events as there is a lot of interest within the community. At these events we will be able to poll for event themes for next semester.

In other news, throughout the semester, the community members have been working on puzzles to decorate the LLC.

Until next time,
Ross, Kyle, and Calvin.

A place you can not afford to miss!

As business students it is understood that your ultimate goal is to get a good job!  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has many resources to help you with this, but one stands out more than the rest.  The Career Services center, located in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, is here for one reason only, to help you get a job.  It is filled with a knowledgeable staff of advisors and support staff.  The hours are :
Hours: The Career Services Center is open two days per week until 6 p.m. for the convenience of evening students. The office hours are:
Monday-Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

While at the CSC feel free to ask any question about your field of interest.  They can inform you of potential employers, job opportunities, and more.  The CSC is an invaluable resource around campus.  Be sure to check it out!

Lubar Undergraduate

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fun Times at the Urban Ecology Center!

Well Hello!

For our last event this semester the Writing and Visual Cultre LLC went to the Urban Ecology Center for some service learning! It was a great opportunity for the students to get involved in the community and take part in a good cause. The mission of the UEC is to provide education and preserve public spaces. They do this through trash clean ups which is what the LLC did along with the Creating Your Future LLC. The students did a quick trash pick up and then helped to stuff envelopes. Afterwards, the students went to Riverview for a pizza party/dinner. I overheard some students talking about their expeience and it seemed liked they enjoyed it! So... if you're looking for a good opportunity go to the Urban Ecology Center! All in all this was a great way to end the semester and I can't wait for more events next semester.

Architecture LLC Model Workshop

Architecture students put in a lot, I mean A LOT of hours on projects. With all the pressure to pour their heart and soul into these projects, the stress can build up and cause some serious distress here in the Architecture LLC community. So, with the first major project deadline quickly approaching, I decided the community needed a little help from the pros.

The first Architecture 100 project is simply referred to as "the model." Sounds simple, right? Wrong. The Model Project is responsible for hours of frustration, lost sleep, and cut fingers. Students are assigned a famous Milwaukee building and then, with almost no instruction in technique, get plans, scale them, and build the buildings with modeling materials. I wanted to have an event focused on helping the community with techniques and any other questions they had on how to successfully make their models. I invited members of the sophomore architecture studio, Giuseppe Mazzone (LLC teacher), and Joe Stefanich (LLC mentor) to Cambridge Commons to do an in house workshop on model building. The even was super successful; almost all of the LLC showed up to get some help and we had a lot of fun getting to know older students in the program (which will be helpful in the future!). 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Featured Advisor: Kate Brondino

Happy holidays, everyone! This month, I thought I'd focus my attention on one of our terrific faculty members within the College of Health Sciences. Kate Brondino, an Academic Advisor for students interested in pursuing degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders as well as Occupational Studies, has been an integral part of our collaborative efforts thus far in the year as an LLC. Many of you may recognize her from New Student Orientation from this previous summer. Kate has a wonderful sense of humor and connects on a very deep level with her advisees, as she has/has had children of her own go through college. Kate has made appearances at most of our LLC events this semester and has added a wonderful perspective to all of our planning of and carrying out LLC events. It is critical that you meet with your Academic Advisor at least once per semester to ensure that you are staying on track to graduate in a timely fashion. If Kate is your Advisor, she can be contacted here: or at (414) 229-4806. If you ever happen to run into her in the CHS Office of Student Affairs, be sure to say hello! I truly hope everyone has a wonderful and refreshing Thanksgiving break. It's hard to believe the end of the semester is in sight. Use this time to recuperate a bit and get ready to finish the semester strong! I look forward to seeing all of you around in the coming weeks. Later!

Kate Brondino

Monday, November 19, 2012

Staying Warm!

Happy November Everyone!

As the year closes and the weather gets colder, the Honors LLC has found a few places around campus they where like to stay warm.

I often find myself wandering over to the Honors Library at the Honors House and occasionally I see the LLCers studying it up! Just today, on my way to read my meditation book before class, I ran into Lauren sitting at the table working on HW. I am happy to see them using the resources in the Honors House...and it's right across the street! How convenient!

Sam R and a few other students got together a few weeks back and formed an inter mural volleyball team. I just recently found out that their team, called the "Nuggets", play every Sunday and practice at various times during the day. If I ever venture over to the Klostche I am sure I will see them practicing there during the week...Key word "if"....

And finally, when they aren't at class, not in the honors house or practicing volleyball, I can always find   them staying warm in the lounge. The lounge is more than a place full of has become an extension of everyone's room, thus making West 2 a very warm place this winter (literally and figuratively).

As always, until next time,

West 2 Honors LLC

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hope House Food Pantry

Ahoy all!

I thought I would take this moment to talk about volunteer opportunities available at the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership! Specifically, on December 1st, there will the be Interfaith Older Adult Holiday Party at the Clinton Rose Senior Center. You can spend time with older adults, facilitate games, and help serve a holiday meal. Food and transportation is provided for this event.

The event is from 10:30am to 2:30pm, and I think this is a great opportunity to meet new people, or bond with friends (sign up with your roommate or suite members!) while making a difference in the community, specifically in the lives of these older adults.

You can e-mail to sign up for the event.


Everyone in the Art & Design LLC should know about the Riverwest Community. There is a Riverwest Artists Association that exists in this community that strives to "foster reflective, innovative, and proactive art to enrich and stimulate [the] community" ( This is a community full of amazing artists and and there is an Art Walk in the community as well every year. The Art Walk includes local artists who open their homes or studios to the public for the duration of the event so that others can see their work. Thr Riverwest Artist Association has many other art related events that can be found on their blog (

Also, a lot of students don't know that the Riverview Residence Hall is actually located in Riverwest. I bet most of you also didn't know that almost all of the artwork that is on display in Riverview was done by Riverwest artists!  To get to Riverwest Artists Association's Jazz Gallery from Riverview is very simple. It is located at 926 East Center Street which, from Riverview, is located just North on Humbolt Ave and West on East Center St. It takes about 10 minutes to get there walking from Riverview. The gallery is open Tuesday, 6-8pm and Saturday noon-5pm. Jazz Jam Sessions also occur the first Tuesday of every month.

This is a great community to know about for art students especially. I encourage everyone to walk around in the community and check out the Jazz Gallery. There are also a ton of restaurants and cafes in the vicinity that also display Riverwest artwork, so go check 'em out!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Spotlight: Kristin Roosevelt

Hey Business Panthers!

I would like to shine a spotlight on Lubar's very own Senior Academic Advisor, Kristin Roosevelt. Many of you have probably met her already, or at least seen her around. She was very involved with New Freshmen Orientation in the summer and recently held an info session in North Tower about registering for spring classes. Kristin is very passionate about working with students and helping them reach academic success. She is also very easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor!

It's important to schedule meetings with your advisor on a regular basis so that you are on track to graduate as soon as possible. They will also help you to add any minors or double majors that you are interested in. With spring registration coming up at the end of November, it's in your best interest to meet with an advisor ASAP!

Head on over to Lubar N297 for a walk-in appointment, or make sure to LIKE the My Lubar Facebook page for weekly postings of the office hours.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

HHH Significant Member

I hope everything is going well for everyone so far. Midterms are finally over and finals are starting to creep up. More importantly though is Thanksgiving break coming up! We get to stuff ourselves full and watch some football with some much need time off of school. The Helping Hands in Healthcare LLC is having our November event on Wednesday, November 14th to help students sign up for spring classes already.
A significant person I would like to recognize in our LLC is Lana Chenoweth.  She is the Sandburg Upper North Tower Residence Life Professional Staff member that helps with the LLC. As a residence life staff member she live in the residence halls and supervises the resident assistants in upper north tower. She plays a major role in helping plan our events and is very knowledgeable. If the residence have a concern or problem she is more than willing to help them out. I think Lana has brought great input onto the team this year and has really helped us to improve our LLC. 

Rock Out at Turner Hall Ballroom: Explore Milwaukee

Turner Hall & The Milwaukee Turners located on 1034 North 4th Street
Turner Hall Ballroom-One of my very favorite hot spots in Milwaukee is attending concerts at Turner Hall Ballroom. This building houses many memories and a great significance to the Milwaukee German heritage, the Turner Society, social and political reform, the arts, and music!! The minimal restoration of Turner Hall Ballroom creates a raw, ghostly feel that’s perfect for loud raucous rock shows that leave your ears ringing into the wee hours of the morning.

It is by far the best music venue due to the atmosphere and reasonably priced concerts. The variety of performers that grace Turner Hall Ballroom is mind-blowing!! I have had the pleasure to see The Civil Wars, M.I.A, Polica, Allen Stone, Umphrey's Mcgee and much more!

Not only is this a concert hall, but there is also a gym that offers yoga, rock climbing, fencing, hooping and gymnastics. There is also a restaurant located in this building but it is currently under construction. I look forward to visiting it after renovation. 

The atmosphere and location is perfect for enjoying the Milwaukee city scene. So please check this place out! It is worth the trip!

For more information please go to and see all the exciting things happening at TURNER HALL Ballroom.

Worry No More, Business Panthers!

Hello Business Panthers,

I hope you are enjoying your fourth month here at the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I'm writing to you today to inform you that if you have any worries on academic advising, your worries should be put aside because academic advisor Kristin Roosevelt is here!

Kristin Roosevelt is a Senior Academic Advisor for the Lubar School of Business. She is wonderful and is your key to success! What is academic advising? Well according to UWM's Academic Advising advertisements, " Academic advising is a collaborative process between you and your advisor. Your academic advisor is a professional staff member whose purpose is to help you get the most out of your college experience. Working closely with your advisor can help you set and achieve goals, connect with campus resources, and make responsible decisions consistent with your interests, goals, abilities, and degree requirements."

If the above statement sounds like someone you'd like to take advantage of, go into Lubar today and find out who your academic advisor is! You can always request Kristin Roosevelt! Just go on in, they except walk-in appointments! All of the advisors are super friendly and really want to help you succeed at UWM!

Just a little side note, Kristin Roosevelt will be in Sandburg North Tower lounge floors 11/12 at 6pm on  November 13th, 2012! She will be talking about Academic Advising and it will be very fun and educational! In addition to Kristin, Business Panther Mentor Brian Lloyd will be there to speak to residents about his experiences with taking advantage of Academic Advising!

Attached above is a picture of my bulletin board I made speaking about Academic Advising and Kristin Roosevelt!

Stay classy,

Michael Ameel (RA)

Highlight: Kate Nelson

Hello everyone!

For this blog I’m going to highlight a significant person that I believe the Environmental Sustainability & Biology-Mathematics LLC would benefit tons for meeting. And the one person that automatically comes to my mind when I think of campus sustainability is Kate Nelson.  Not only has Kate been UWM's Sustainability Coordinator since 2008, but she is very also involved in the community.

Being a native to Milwaukee and a graduate of UWM, Kate understands the unique challenges that our campus deals with on a day-to-day basis. Furthermore, Kate has a positive and enthusiastic personality that not only does it show every time you are with her but she is able to transmit it to others.  Working to make the campus more sustainable is quite a challenge that she has taken on her shoulders and anyone that has met her knows and believes in the positive impact it would have on our campus and our planet.

Kate along with her staff made up of UWM students, works with students, faculty, and staff to promote sustainable initiatives on campus. Therefore, she is a great person to contact if you are interested in sustainability on campus at all. To get connected to UWM’s Office of Sustainability check out their website or talk to Kate specifically at

One of the major upcoming events is the Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday October 24th

The day will start with a bike powered concert at Spaights Plaza from 12:00-1:00pm

Followed by a City of Milwaukee Sustainability Planning Round Table at the Golda Meir Library Teaching classroom A from 2:00-3:15pm

And to finish up the great day, there will be a Switch Energy Project in the Union Theater at 7:00pm
Come and join other individuals on campus with a passion for our planet.

Monday, November 12, 2012

HHC LLC November!

  Hope all the studying is going well. 

There are far fewer faces in the common areas thee days, and I see a bunch of the LLC residents coming and going from the study lounge (because I'm there too, gearing up for another assailment of midterm hell). Hopefully we can all muscle our way through this and look to the light at the end of the tunnel: November break! A much deserved respite for everyone is right around the corner. 

I wish everyone safe travels and an excellent time with family and friends, or just relaxing.

I would like to take a moment to direct the Blog to parents, siblings, family pets, legal guardians and other loved ones of the Healthcare LLCers. Hello, loved ones!

So as you know, loved ones, we do everything we can to inundate the LLC members with outlets for academic help, health issues, as well as social help. 
We, as a staff, can sometimes bring down such a bombardment of information on events and organizations and student associations that sometimes a lot of information goes missing in the barrage.

Loved ones, I hope you and I can makes sure that this piece of information does sink in:
Staff members are here to help! Staff members, like academic advisors in particular, are extremely dedicated to their jobs and, within reason, will do anything it takes to ensure a student's success.
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One of the many great academic advisors we have in our LLC and Health Sciences College is Joel Spiess. Joel is a wonderful advisor. His advisees are kinesiology and athletic training students, but most importantly, undecided students. Undecided Students: Go talk to Joel!

Joel helps students achieve academic success by advising them on academic and career goals, undergraduate major and course/class selection, curriculum requirements, university policy and procedures, and campus support services and resources.
(Did you see what I did there-
 with the 'helping hands turkey?')

In addition, Joel serves as a liaison between the faculty and teaching staff and undergraduate students regarding program requirements, and he collaborates with the academic departments to develop and refine undergraduate student policy and procedures. He also represents the CHS Dean on numerous campus committees and engages in student affairs initiatives which provide opportunities for student engagement, success, and satisfaction.
Joel can be reached at:
Merrill Hall, Room 118

Appointments: (414) 229-2758

Phone: (414) 229-7189
Fax: (414) 229-3373

Growing Power Trip!!

Hello everyone!

An event can change how your day is going, how you look at an issue and even change your whole perspective on what a garden is suppose to look like. I am very lucky to be able to work with two LLC rather than one; it’s like getting double the experience! And since I got the Environmental Sustainability & Biology-Mathematics and Lab Rats: Undergraduate Research LLC I get to be creative on my event planning.

One of our main events of the semester just happened at the beginning of November and it was a total success. Along with the Advisors and Mentors, we decided to take a group of students on a private tour to the Growing Power Facility in Milwaukee as a way to learn more about Environmental Sustainability and the processes that come with the development of an Urban Farm.  

 “Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.  Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner”
-Growing Power Official Website
Everyone was pretty impressed with the thousands of worms being grown

This event not only allowed students to learn about organic urban farming in the area but it allowed them to have a first hand experience on some of the most basic stages of having your own garden. Just to get an idea of all the things that you can learn at Green Power, here are a couple things we learned about: aqua phonics, micro-greens, worm farms, fish families, organic vegetables, goat milk, soil/humus, nutrient cycles and even fungi growth.

The fish tanks were pretty impressive!
The early stages of the greens!

Overall, it was a great opportunity for students to get out there and make those stronger connections with UWM staff and community leaders. I am sure that this experience will be one that students will always remember and keep in their mind as a positive experience.
Steve, one of our Sustainability LLC students trying out some refreshing Sunflower micro-greens!
The goats seemed to really like Anuli!

I really hope everyone has a chance to check it out at some point since we are very lucky to have such a great green facility so close to us. Anyone can donate their time and become a volunteer or even purchase some of their great organic products!

Growing Power can be found at:
5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53218
Tel. 414.527.1546 l Fax 414.527.1908