Learning Styles

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…

Tea Pouring

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…

Making a Difference 3

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…

Winter Holidays

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…

Hmong Thanksgiving

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…

Stop the Hate

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…

Indian Culture Night

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.

Panty Pulping

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…

Mini Marathon

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…

Veteran’s Day

  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…

Doyle Center Events

Hello friends, well today there was a sexual assault panel that was part of the ongoing Doyle Center discussion series. I also wanted to inform you all of some upcoming events through the Doyle Center. All of the discussions are at noon so they would be a great way to spend a break between classes….

Here I Stand

Hello everyone. I just wanted to draw your attention to a pledge that is outside my door. It is called a “Here I Stand” pledge. To complete it, just grab one from the envelope by my door and fill out the form with thugs that you stand for. When you are done, just sign it…