Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Education and Leadership Spring Updates

February has been an exciting month in the Education and Leadership LLC! We hosted two rounds of incoming freshmen in our LLC for the Go Milwaukee event. The Education and Leadership LLC also made some plans and launched some ideas for the LLC this semester.

Go Milwaukee was an event that was put on by the University to introduce incoming first year students to the university and to the opportunities in University Housing. I was able to meet about 20 different students on two separate days and introduce them to the LLC. I shared the mission I had set for this year’s Education and Leadership LLC to help students get more connected with the School of Education and the Milwaukee Community. The students were able to meet some current residents and learn about how being in the LLC has improved their experience at UWM. My suitemates and I had the opportunity to show off our well decorated suite as a part of the tour experience, and Associate Dean of the School of Education, Jeremy Page, joined in the tour!

In addition to the Go Milwaukee event, the Education and Leadership LLC was able to start working on some of our plans for the semester. After talking with the residents of the LLC and reviewing the results of a survey of interests, we decided to focus on volunteering and being connected to the Milwaukee community. We are still in the process of connecting residents with sites.

Even though it is the shortest, February has still been packed with hype in the LLC. We are excited to see where the rest of the semester goes!
-RA, Lauren

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