Friday, March 29, 2013

Creating your Future

Second semester is off to a start with new classes and experiences.  The community members of the Creating Your Future LLC have accomplished a lot and have many new skills that they are transferring over to use in the second semester.  Our LLC is so lucky to have a great new mentor, who is very enthusiastic and ready to have a great time and willing to meet his new students and give a helping hand.  We are working on planning a larger scale event this semester for our LLC.  We are open for suggestions for events for our LLC, so don't be shy let me know if you have any ideas.  In the beginning of March we will be having another game night as many of you have been asking for; to gather, be social, and to discuss how our career paths are coming.  Get excited :)  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Explore Milwaukee

The Safe House is little restaurant off of Water Street here in Milwaukee. The restaurant is a spy theme atmosphere with good food. Even the entrance has a secret way to get in, and its all part of the fun. They have a little a scavenger hunt that really just adds to the experience  while you are waiting for your food. It is just really unique restaurant  You can go walk around after eating and just enjoy all of the gadgets that they have. The hours for food go like this:

Furtive Feasting
Tues & Wed  from 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thurs, Fri & Sat 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

S strongly suggest trying this place out, it is one of my favorite restaurants in Milwaukee and you will enjoy the experience!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Milwaukee Kite Festivals

Milwaukee Kite Festivals


The 26th Annual uptown Ford/Lincln Family Kite Festival
Scheduled for Saturday, May 25th and Sunday 26th 2013 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Held in Veterans Park from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. 
This festival is FREE!

The Grand Launch of 500 kites will take place at noon.
Great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and get more involved in the Milwaukee community.

Please check out more about other Kite festivals happening near by at the Gift of Wings website.

HCSA: Not Just A Cool Acronym!

The Honors College Student Association, aka the HCSA, is a great way for Honors College students (particularly those in the Honors LLC) to get involved!

The HCSA meets monthly with advisor, Shannon Bryne-Irwin, to plan Honors College events such as socials, educational programming, and volunteer/service learning events. HCSA is a great way to help students reach out to the community, learn, and get to know other Honors students. The HCSA typically does at least one event a month, usually more. Some events this semester include participating at the local food shelter, The Gathering, working on a fundraising bake sale, and bringing students to the Milwaukee Public Museum with Professor Alan Singer.

The HCSA really works with the Honors College students to provide great opportunities to help enrich students Honors experience. This organization is a great way to get involved on campus.

HCSA officers for the 2012-2013 academic year:

For more information contact or check out their website!

Check the Honors College Student Association out! :) 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Where do the Transfer Students Go!

It's hard to narrow it down to one spot that transfer students like to be unless its hanging out in the lounge on the 19th floor.  The lounge has become the communal area where people can do homework or simple sit because they didn't want to be in their room anymore.

 When they are not they they can be found out and about Milwaukee. Whether it is catching the 15 bus to watch a movie at Mayfair or simple walking to capitol street to explore an area they haven't been before.  The best part about going to school in Milwaukee is there are lots of things to do and there is always a bus that will get you there.  Also Milwaukee during the day is a whole different atmosphere then Milwaukee at night.  The transfer are adventurous in getting to know the city they live it.  So its hard to narrow it down to one spot that they like to hangout (other then the lounge) when they are all over the place!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Get Involved! Be a Volunteer at PRINT MKE!

PRINT MKE is coming to Milwaukee for Spring Break!

PRINT MKE is an international printmaking conference where print makers from all around the world come to share work, ideas, knowledge, and collaborate. Hosted by Peck School of the Arts and MIAD, the conference will begin on March 20th and to to the 24th. 

Events happening include artist demos, exhibitions, an open portfolio exchange, guest speakers and tours of Milwaukee's art scene. 

Students are invited to register for free and attend as much of the conference as they want! (contact Bonnie Murphy for registration) Also, students are being asked to volunteer during the conference - a great way to get involved, be a leader, and get a line to put on your resume. (contact Josie Osborne for volunteer info) Volunteers who contribute 15 hours or more of work are eligible to be entered in a drawing for a signed, one of a kind work by internationally known artist, William Kentridge! 

For more information, visit the official website:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Milwaukee Intermodal Station

Hi Friends!

So this month I wanted to tell you all about a wonderful little gem in Milwaukee called the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.  The Milwaukee Intermodal Station (MIS) is the home base for Milwaukeeans to travel by bus and train.  With access to both Amtrak and Greyhound right in one place, it's a great place to get to wherever you want to go from one easy place.

The MIS is located in Downtown Milwaukee, at 433 West St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee.  The easiest way to get there is via the Green Line on Oakland Ave., using your U-Pass.  From the MIS, you can get just about anywhere.  Tickets are fairly cheap, with the Amtrak costing around $20 for a trip and the Greyhound at around $15.  Considering the cost of gas or flying, this is really a great deal!  Plus, you don't have to worry about the frustration of driving in traffic or obnoxious airport security.  Or, if you are flying somewhere and leaving from Chicago's O'Hare airport, this might be a great way to avoid having to drive down to the airport as the MIS has connections directly to O'Hare Airport.

So, as you are planning your Spring Break plans, please keep in mind leaving from the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.  You can choose either Amtrak or Greyhound, tickets are relatively inexpensive, and it's located right in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.  Just to make things easier, I'll post links to the websites!

Thanks everyone!



Thursday, March 14, 2013

Milwaukee Art Museum After Hours!

Looking for an event for a FRIDAY NIGHT!?

Do you love going to the Milwaukee Art Museum but feel like you never get enough? Or are always wanting more!? Well here is your chance to engage in some more fun with the most spectacular art museum with their events of MAM After Dark!

What is MAM After Dark??
     It is a monthly art happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Each event offers a not-to-be-missed feature program, after-hours access to the galleries, music, food, and more. Enjoy as you mingle with friends old and new.

This month will feature MAD MEN and the gallery of COLOR RUSH, 75 years of colored photography. So put on your best Don Draper trench coat or Joan Harris dress, and step back into the golden age of advertising. There will be live music by Majestic Mudd and Milwaukee DJ Chris Schulist, poetry reading and much more! 

Free for Museum Members
Join at the door, get in free with a friend!
$13 at the door | $8 (plus fees) in advance
More information at

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Chill on the Hill

Hey Everyone! Want to explore Milwaukee? Enjoy nice walks outside? Well here is a great idea for when the sun is shining! If you have not gone to the Yo Factory on Farwell Ave (right by Kenilworth), I recommend it! Go and enjoy some frozen yogurt with many different flavors that is not only delicious be also very healthy! After you and your friends have gotten your treat, take a nice walk west on North Ave and see one of the best view of the Milwaukee skyline! Just west of RiverView Residence Hall is Kilbourn Park that holds a hill which you can see the beautiful skyline! Lots of people go there to relax, walk their pets, or just want to see the view. I'd recommend taking a trip there for anyone!

The Lorax: What's that all about?

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all exited about this semester and have had a great start. To start of the semester, the Sustainability & Bio-Math LLC as well as the Lab Rats LLC had a great event called “The Lorax: What’s that all about?” As the name points out, we watched “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss as part of an attempt to bring the issue of social responsibility up and since “The Lorax” is recognized as a fable concerning the negative impact of globalization to nature it only made sense to show it. Not only did students get a chance to get a break in their busy academics lives but they also had a chance to discuss different social and environmental issues that were addressed in the movie with the rest of our community members while having some healthy and not so healthy snacks

Our community's  favorite quote
Overall, the event was a total success and everyone that came out had a great time. As always, once the event is officially over the fun continuous as we always try to stick around a bit longer and make those important connections with other residents on the floor that really just better the whole UW-Milwaukee experience. 

Weeeeee'rrrreeeeee BBBAAAACCCCKK!

Welcome back lovely people!

I hope you all had an amazing break and are getting settled in to the semester! I am very excited about this semester because the Writing and Visual Culture LLC has some great things in store! While there is a limited amount of students in the LLC to partake in events, Mikel and I have fun regardless! Which made our Februray event so fun! Although no students showed up, Mikel and I attended the UWM DRAG SHOW!!! I think this is one of the most exciting events offered on campus. What I love most is that the profits go to Project Q, a service offered to LGBTQ children aged from 13-24 with opportunities to develop themselves in a safe and free space. I also love that people are able to express themselves in whatever way possible. This is one of the many reasons why I love UWM so much; we really are a diverse and inclusive campus! Anywho... the night was filled with laughs, awkward moments, and of course pictures and memories to last a lifetime.

Isis! The Queen of the Nightc

Lady Gia! One of my favorites of the night.

Isis recieving her going-away gifts

Last performance of the night. All performers came on stage.
 Needless to say, it was an amazing night!

What else is in store? A RED and White party for the wonderful talent that is Dr. Seuss

And! An awesome jam-packed trip to Chicago!

I look forward to spilling the wonderful details yet to come!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Events Events Events!!

Hey Everyone! Ready for another year Covenant Scholars? I sure am!

This year we kick-started the year with a few different events. First, the LLC got tickets to a Bucks vs. Bulls basketball game. Even though the Bucks didn't win, the LLCers won in social connections! I couldn't make it because of a staff meeting but I heard that Torry, Alberto, and they had a really fun time. I wish I could have been there!!!

A week or so after the game, we had our LLC kick-off! I invited all the LLC members, Torry, Alberto and Devon (our new mentor) to the West 15 lounge for a pizza social. We all had a great time getting to know the new mentor and each other a little bit better.

What is on the horizons for this semester? Well, I'm glad you asked! In March we are planning on a go-carting/later-tag event with the Community Leadership LLC. You'll have to stay tuned, though, for more information on all the events I have planned this semester for the LLC.

Until Next Time,

RA McKenzie

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hi everyone!

The Honors LLC is very excited to be back for the spring semester. We have tons of fun stuff planned for the LLC this semester. We can't wait!
We will be continuing our Meet the Honors Faculty events from last semester. Dr. Charles Schuster (picture here), professor and director of the Honors College will be visiting in February to chat with the students and play some board games.

 Who doesn't love board games? Also this semester we will be visiting the Milwaukee Public Museum with Dr. Alan Singer, and we hope to work on the film series with Dr. David Southward. Lots to look forward to!
In addition to our Meet the Honors Faculty series, we are very excited to be working on some volunteer events in collaboration with the Honors College Student Association. Woo!
In addition to all of our awesome events, the Honors LLC continues to be super fun and lively as we occupy Sandburg West 2. Good times ahead people! :)

Can't wait to post plenty of pictures for all these upcoming events.
--Mentor Molly

Guess who's back...back again


I’m excited to have everyone back and I’m ready to get this semester on and popping!! Last semester we had a lot of fun and I know this semester is going to be a blast as well.

Here’s what’s on deck for this semester:

February-UWM Drag Show (WOOOOOO! What a great turn out, we had an awesome time Saturday night… so much talent and sass on one stage)

March- Dr. Seuss party(what better way to celebrate the legendary Theodor Geisel then with green eggs and ham) 

April- Daycation to Chicago... hopefully