Before spring break, we went to an SAS presentation on how to determine your learning styles. It wasn’t just your typical auditory, kinesthetic and visual, types of learning styles though. This involved taking a 45 question survey and classified major, minor, and obligatory learning styles. What was really interesting was that it is more common to have multiple major learning styles than it was to have only one. It also makes sense that people would have more than one major, because, well, lets face it, people are complex. If this sounds interesting to you, or you what to learn more tips for succeeding in college, make sure to stop by an SAS presentation(event dates and times can be found on UW-Platt’s website).
During relaxed quite hours on Wednesday I had a tea pouring demonstration (with the choice of hot chocolate or tea) to show my residents a little more about Chinese culture and to give them the opportunity and means for a break from studying. There was soft Chinese music playing and an overall peaceful atmosphere to help residents stay focus while taking their break.
By attending Stop the Hate, CI meetings, making bulletin boards, and so much more, I was able to complete my last Making a Difference contract. The idea behind these contracts is to make sure diversity and inclusion are ever present on the wing, in the Residence halls, and most importantly on the UW-Platteville campus. Thank you for attending programs and making this happen.
There is finally a new bulletin board up on the elevator bay that discusses 6 different holidays that are between the months of Nov. and Jan. These holidays are not just holidays in America though, they are holidays celebrated in different parts of the world. The point of this bulletin board is to spark a little interest in the way the world works outside of the US, as sometimes we assume our traditions and beliefs are the same as the rest of the world. This bulletin board gives a little insight into the culture that has to do with winter and it’s holidays
on Friday the 18th a group of people from Southwest gathered and went to Hmong Thanksgiving. Besides getting to spend the evening together trying different types of food found traditionally in Hmong culture, we were able to experience a little bit of the culture too. Between the traditional dances of the Hmong people, to a fashion show including ancient and modern Hmong ware, to the raffle of traditional items, there was never any doubt the night would be full of adventure and culture. While Hmong Thanksgiving only happens once a year, there are many more events that are still to come that show culture in such an appealing way.
On Wednesday 2 of us went to a Stop the Hate presentation on Hate and Bias symbols, groups, and music. There we discussed the importance of being inclusive, what certain hate groups stand for, and the type of music that is considered hate music. We also talked about how some symbols that once stood for something positive when slightly altered can mean something very demeaning or degrading. It is important to be aware of these things so that we can make a difference and try to keep UW-Platteville a safe community. This website below gives great resources and explains the program more in depth.
Shout out to Jordan and Hailey for coming to the Indian culture night tonight in the MPR. A this program, we were able to have some Indian food, watch a documentary, and make some henna tattoos. It was a great way to learn about a culture that we don’t get to experience every day.
I just wanted to thank all of you who came out to the Panty Pulping program that was put on by the PEERS group this week. Panty Pulping serves to take “unmentionables” and turn them into art to raise awareness for sexual assault. With April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this activity was a great way to kick the month off.
Hello everyone, I just wanted to remind you all of the “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” Mini Marathon that is going on right now in the MPR. We are watching videos about stadiums, student debt, missiles, and LGBT discrimination. If you have a chance, you should stop by, there is candy. If you are unable to attend, you should check out the channel on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmKbqjSZR8TbfAMV9bLy4beDh4vrze5kc
Happy veteran’s day everyone! When you get a chance you should come down to the lobby and fill out cards for soldiers. They will be shipped out on Friday and arrive overseas to soldiers around the holidays. There are also yellow ribbons available so you can write a name of a veteran or someone currently serving. I hope to see you all downstairs soon. This program will be running until 5 tonight and tomorrow sometime.