So far the UWM Panther Military, Veteran, and ROTC LLC has continued to chug through the semester with dedication and enthusiasm. Things have been a little slower on the events side, most of our involved residents have been very busy moving into the end of the semester. Because of this we decided to plan an end-of-the-semester, get together, pot-luck dinner for our Living Learning Community residents. We are excited about this because it will be a time when everyone can come together one last time before the semester ends. This is especially important because one of our members will be leaving for Basic Training very quickly after the end of the semester. We want to makes sure to wish her well and give her a good send-off.
Despite the hectic lives of all or Living Learning Community residents, I have continued to see them bond with each other. They hang out on our floor almost every night, do homework together, even just go to the store. It is really fulfilling, as the Resident Assistant, to see the relationships that have formed between my residents last, especially ones that were shaped initially around the common ground that the Living Learning Community provides here in Purin.
In addition to planning the end-of-the-semester dinner, the living Learning Community Stakeholder, our residents, and I have started turning our attention toward next semester already. Our residents have expressed interest in an UWM Panther Military, Veteran, and ROTC LLC specific trip! They have said they would like to go hiking or possibly a ropes course that we could all attend together. This will be a really cool event and we are greatly looking forward to planning it and, in the end, going for it! These are just a few of the things to look out for in the coming month or so. Stay tuned!
-Shebly Wester, RA