Puppies!!!!

Emily (from 3rd floor) and I teamed up with CPR to bring puppies to campus for a stress reliever and a pick me up. It was an awesome experience to work with such and amazing group on campus. Now as the event has taken place we have a little more knowledge on how to do…

Cadaver Lab

On Sunday we went for a tour of the cadaver lab on campus. It was very important that people knew what they were getting into before going as it can be hard to take. While many people do not understand the reasoning behind having a lab such as this, I think it is important to…

Hall Initiative

You may have noticed the signs around the building talking of a raffle to be held the Thursday before commencement. Well that is what I am talking about now. For every A or B you receive on a test quiz or exam*, your name will be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes….

Your Reward

On the wing this semester I created an academic initiative that involved different rewards for different grades on quizzes, exams, and finals. The whole point of this was to reward residents for their hard work, as well as to give them an incentive to do well in class. I thought including quizzes was important because…

Persistent Pioneer 2

This is the 2nd contract of three that I completed this semester in order to allow better opportunities for residents when it cam to academic learning and show them how much retention really means to the campus. This contract included writing a paper on retention, having a academic themed program, and learning more about resources…

Persistent Pioneer 1

This semester I did more program with an academic and retention focus. This included attending SAS presentations and creating an initiative for the wing. These collective efforts were all part of a bigger plan called¬†Persistent Pioneer. The point of this contract and these programs were to help students be more readily engaged in positive learning…

Circle Smackdown

On Saturday we played volleyball with Ava Phipps(CJ professor) and Zehra Muslu (math professor). Southwest teams took 2nd and 4th, with the 2nd place team winning $30 to Jimmy Johns. This was such a blast as the weather was beautiful and the competition was fierce. Getting to relax and enjoy an activity with a professor…

Walmart Game

What is the Walmart game you might ask. Well the Walmart game is an activity where players line up in two rows and go head to head in a verbal match up against the other team. When given the prompt “name something you can buy in Walmart that starts with the letter…” the first person…

Hunt Help

the Jaycees of Platteville held their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. This year Southwest residents donated bags of candy to help fill the eggs that would be hidden for children of Platteville to hunt. By donating 7 bags of candy, we were able to help fill that many more eggs for the egg hunt….

Free Food….

April is National Nutrition Month so to celebrate, Free Food with the dietitian was an event held on campus to provide information on how to eat healthy while living on campus. Chef Steve prepared an amazing dinner from things that can be found on campus and then ¬†Stephanie Young talked about how Platteville was ensuring…

Life Hacks

What you didn’t know you didn’t know was what we brought to you. From how to iron without using an iron and recipes for cooking in a mug to bullet-journaling and how to save a textbook, there were a number of skills and hacks presented for the benefit of everyone. There were also numerous ways…

Make Your Own

Last Wednesday was the night for crafts when 4 west took over the hallway and made personalized door decs. While making them regularly may be my job, I usually don’t get to be as creative making 50 as you can be making one. It was amazing to see what was made (pictures to follow) and…