Friday, September 30, 2016

The Architecture Sustainability LLC is Back and Ready for an Exciting Year!

Welcome! The Fall 2016 Architecture Sustainability LLC is off to a great start!  RA Katy and Peer Mentors Emmy and J.P. are working hard to make sure the students are getting involved here at UWM their first year.  One of the big events the architecture LLC students took part in this past month was the AIAS Annual Sandcastle Building Competition on Bradford Beach.  The event consisted of various groups of UWM staff and students that were tasked with building the most intuitive, unique, and creative sandcastles within a given time frame.  The LLC’s hard work and valiant efforts were rewarded with the sought after 2nd place design trophy that is now displayed in the lobby of Cambridge Commons.  This is the third year the Architecture LLC has earned a trophy for this competition.  We are proud to have such a creative freshmen class.

This semester, there are two Architecture LLC classes that are doing slightly different coursework.  One is focusing on analyzing and understanding site.  This includes site visits, diagram practice, and positioning architecture based on various cultural and environmental aspects.  The other LLC is focusing on using Milwaukee as an Architecture Lab for understanding site, space, and place.  They will be going on many site visits to various places around Milwaukee to expand their architectural knowledge.

As the semester continues, we have many exciting events planned in order to help the students feel like involved individuals in the SARUP community as well as preparing them for their first sophomore studio.  Stay tuned for more exciting news from the Architecture LLC!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Welcome Back Business Panthers!

Hello Business Panthers!

We hope that you had a wonderful first month of school! We are having such a good time meeting each of you and are excited to see how this year is going to plan out! We wanted to introduce ourselves a little further and make sure that you knew the other Business Panthers RA's.

Hey, I'm Morgan!
I am the RA for floors 1 and 2 in South!
Major: Nursing
Favorite Hobbies: Going to concerns, playing ukulele, singing, crafting, petting puppies, and knitting.
Favorite Food: Sushi and deep dish pizza.
What I am looking forward to this year for the Business Panthers: Bring a community together, to have fun and build connections!

Ka'Von is the RA for floor 3 in South!
Major: Finance
Favorite Hobbies: Gaming and hanging with friends.
Favorite Food: Burgers
What I am looking forward to this year for the Business Panthers: The experience, all business related students. Can't wait to see what unfolds.

Vips is the RA for floors 5 and 6 in South!
Major: Computer Science.
Favorie Hobbies: Reading, Netflix and sleeping.
Favorite Food: Monkey Bread.
What I am looking forward to this year for the Business Panthers: Being more social to the Business LLC and getting the residents involved in events.

Shela is the RA for floor 4 in South!
Major: Accounting.
Favorite Hobbies: Volleyball, photography and babysitting.
Favorite Food: Shrimp and lasagna.
What I am looking forward to this year for the Business Panthers: Helping them become comfortable with the business world, seeing them learn more about, and watching them grow and meet lifelong friends!

On Tuesday September 13, we had our Business Panthers LLC Kickoff Event! Everyone that came out enjoyed pizza, salsa, and drinks!  We started off with a random question icebreaker to help everyone be introduced and comfortable for our main activity! We also, had Dr. Freimark and one of the TA's Momo to join us in the activity. The event lasted for about an hour and a half, full of fun, laughter, and competition. There was a lot of great feedback and a lot of residents cannot wait until our next Business Panther LLC event!

We want to thank everyone again, who came out and we hope to see you'll and some new faces next time!  REMEMBER! For each event that you come to for now on, you can receive a study buck for the end of the semester for some awesome prizes (UWM swag and gear)!

Brought to you by:
Morgan and Shela