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Bob Ross #3

So glad residents and myself were able to relax right before finals!! As we made beautiful art inspired by one of Bob Ross’ videos! If you’re interested in seeing some of the great creations check out the desk window!!

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Back Track Vocals

Back Track Vocals preformed in the PSC yesterday, and it was such a fun show! If you’ve never heard of them they are an achapella group from New York and they really made sure to personalize the show to the audience! What a fun way to cheer up during this really cold “spring” weekend. They did amazing on everything from pop to oldies! Check them out here:

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Bed Time Stories

This guy requested a bed time story tonight, so of course I said yes! After a stressful week of classes sometimes its nice to be able to take a break and listen to a book read by your 4 west RA! Always remember that you can come to me if you are having a bad week and I will absolutely read you a bed time story too! ( I only have one children’s book, so if you request a bed time story more then once I will resort to reading you my bird book- at least it has pictures )

What is your favorite way to relax after a stressful week? Comment below!

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Life advice from “The Office”

Erik and I made an office theme bulletin board for the elevator bay board, and I highly encourage that you go check it out! It has some awesome information on it that will help you understand that it is okay to not understand what is going on all the time. College is a time were there is a lot of pressure to figure out what you want to do with your life. My hope is that the tips you read on this board will help you calm your nerves and get through another semester! Keep up the amazing work!!

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A Night With Bob

We all had such an amazing time at a night with bob! We played an amazing Bob Ross painting video, and followed along as best as possible. He painted this gorgeous image in about 25 minute and it only took us an hour! It was so much fun and some people’s paintings even turned out better then Bob’s! What an amazing way to relax after midterms! All of our paintings will be displayed in the lobby starting at the end of the weekend and will proudly hang there for a couple weeks!

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Last night we played a roaring game of spoons! Cody won the first game and Tanner won the second game! The packer game was on to watch and everyone had such a good time. We enjoyed some candy and most importantly laughed a lot! Playing spoons with good people is a great way to destress at the end of the week! Now who is ready for the weekend?!

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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.

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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 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.

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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 how creative the 4 west community is. If crafts are your thing, keep an eye out for more events coming your way.