Friday, August 30, 2013

September 1st Introduction (Jonathan Rooney & Haley Correll) Healthcare LLC

Hello, my name is Haley Correll and I am a first year RA for Sandburg South 12. My hometown is in Random Lake, Wisconsin. It’s a small redneck town with a population of only about 1500 people. I moved there from Milwaukee when I was nine and continued living there until I graduated high school. I am currently a sophomore at UWM and I am majoring in radiologic technology. I will be applying for my clinicals this fall to hopefully be accepted for the 2015 fall semester. This year I am part of the Health Sciences LLC, where all students’ part of the College of Health Sciences are encouraged to participate in. My freshman year at UWM I myself was part of the Helping Hands in Healthcare LLC where I grew as an individual academically and socially. I enjoyed meeting new friends who were of the same major or taking similar classes. It really helped me to form study groups with the people I lived with and I made great friends.

Hi there, my name is Jonathan Rooney and I also am a first year Resident Assistant for Sandburg’s South tower, eleventh floor. I grew up in a small town of approximately 5,000 people; so as you might assume transitioning to the city of Milwaukee was a culture shock. Growing up in Evansville I worked several cashier positions at gas stations/ local businesses and I am also a certified lifeguard. I am a sophomore at UWM majoring in the field of Nursing. Ideally I would like to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). The eleventh floor of South Tower contains the nursing LLC where a blend of students (most of which are majoring in the field of nursing) share common experiences through taking similar courses and possessing similar interests. So far I have loved my experience with the nursing LLC because I have gotten to work with professional academic advisors and staff from Cunningham hall that have provided me with the necessary insight to help my residents remain successful. 
Hey Everyone!
My name is Nishant Deshpande and I am a Sophmore from New Berlin, WI  who is majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Finance so the Business LLC is a perfect fit for me!  I lived in the Business LLC last year so I have some ideas that can hopefully make for a great year!

 Throughout the semester, I plan on taking my residents around the city to show them the amazing things Milwaukee has to offer such as Bradford Beach, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and even Discovery World! I am very excited to get to know my residents but more importantly, I am excited for them to get to know their University and this amazing city which we know as Milwaukee.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Meet the Architecture LLC Crew

From left to right: RA Wyatt, Mentor Jess, RA Lindsey

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Architecture LLC! We have a lot of fun and exciting things in store for you this year. This blog will serve as a way to keep tabs on the happenings in our community and show others how great LLC life can be.

Meet the people you will be working with this year!

Resident Assistant Lindsey Wavrunek (CC 667)

Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Year: Junior
Major/Interest: Architectural Design and Sustainability

Hey guys! I'm Lindsey, I'll be your R.A. and resource for the year.  I've wanted to be an architect for most of my childhood.  As others grew up on Nickelodeon, I found myself indulged in TLC's Flip that House, Trading Spaces, and other architectural related television programs.  When people ask me why I want to become an architect, I tell them it's because I want to die knowing I took someone's breath away.  I literally get the goosebumps from cool architectural design.  I then found I had a love of sustainable design in high school when I chose to write my Extended Essay for the IB Programme on the topic "Sustainable Architecture--How Sustainable is it Really?"  If you ever want to read it, it's only about 26 pages long.  
As you're going through your projects and architectural studies this year, use me as a resource! I was in your spot about a year ago, and am more than willing to lend you the knowledge I have.  You can find me in room 667 in Cambridge, or via email: 

Resident Assistant Wyatt Tinder (CC 627)

Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin
Year: Sophomore
Major/Interest: Studio Art (Digital Studio Practice) and Journalism (Minor)

Hey everyone! I'm Wyatt and I am your RA. I'm study art and also participate in undergraduate research here at UWM.  While I was not originally assigned to be an Architecture LLC RA, I'm very excited to be working with all of you this year! Last year, I was in the Art and Design LLC in Cambridge, so I know how amazing and fun the experience can be. Use each other as a resource - you are all in classes together, so help each other out and be actively engaged in the learning process. Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions. Keep in mind, I am not an architecture major, so major-specific questions should be directed toward Lindsey or Jess. That said, I'm excited to learn about architecture along with all of you.

Peer Mentor Jess Yester (Student Success Center)

Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Year: Junior
Major/Interest: Architecture and Spanish (Minor)

Howdy everybody!  I'm Jess, and I'll be the Peer Mentor for the Architecture LLC this year!  I myself am an LLC alum from way back in 2011when it was in its first year, so I know that living in Cambridge and the LLC is simply the bee's knees.  While I don't have the convenience of living in Cambridge this year, you'll find me roaming around on Mondays and Wednesdays.  I can also be found in the Student Success Center in Bolton 120 during my office hours, and if I'm not in either of those places, chances are I'm in studio so feel free to pop in for a spell!  
This is my second year as a mentor, so I know my way around UWM's resources.  On top of that, I also drive for Be On the Safe Side (B.O.S.S.), so you just might be able to find me there too!  In my free time I enjoy playing piano, ukulele, guitar, keytar, accordion and singing...basically anything music related.  
For any pressing issues I can be reached at  I'm looking forward to a splendid year with you all!