Located right across from the large calendar I have posted tons of resources, and will continue to add to this wall throughout the year. This wall has resources including but not limited to the Doyle center, academic support programs, parking lot locations, academic and career advising center, and grants!
If you are ever looking for something to do around campus be sure to stop by the calendar! It’s large and hard to miss right when you exit the center stair well or elevator bay. I will keep it updated with tons of stuff going on around campus and the Platteville area.
How often do you think about your digital footprint?
It is important to remember that so many people can see your social media pages. In college this especially comes into play when we are searching for jobs. Futer employers can easily see what you have posted online. With this in mind I challenge all of you to look over your social media pages and think about what they say about you.
This year Southwest Hall’s theme is state fair! I chose to center my theme around the rides at the fair. Use these door decorations to get to know the names of the other residents on the wing. I look forward to riding through the semester with all of you!
College can be pretty intense, don’t let your self get lost. I hope that this board is a resource for new students to find some of the big spots on campus. If you are a returning student this board can still be very helpful, because it has the hours for these places. Use this as a resource to find library hours, PAC hours, and dining halls hours.
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 something like this strictly for Southwest, so next time we hope to bring in animals from different shelters in order to really engage residents in the community of Platteville.
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 point out that may jobs people will receive from the CJ, FI, Bio, and Chem degrees will have to do with seeing a cadaver at least once. We were walked through some of the parts of the body and shown how to tell the differences between male and female. If this is something you would like to do please let me know and I will put you into contact with the professor in charge.
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. You work so hard through out the semester and I really want to make sure you receive some type of acknowledgement for that. The entries are located behind the front desk so please just stop by the front desk to fill out your entry. Good Luck and keep up the good work.
*must be able to show proof of grade at time of entry
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 even if you an average student, the chances of you receiving a B or higher on a quiz are still really high. I hope that by doing this, residents were not only able to gain a material item, but realized that there are plenty of resources out there for them to use and that people notice when you do well.