Posted in On Campus, Wing Events


Some of 4 West’s residents and myself went over to Playfair last night at the softball field! We had so much fun getting to run around and meet tons of people. If you have never been to Playfair, it is a once in a life time experience! You get to run around the softball field and do a ton of exciting icebreakers. It was awesome to see that so many people share common interests, specifically Cody and myself both love the show “The Big Bang Theory”.

Posted in In-hall, On Campus, Wing Events

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. 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

Posted in Bulletin Boards, Wing

Survey Says

The wing bulletin board is themed off of Family Feud.It has 10 questions pertaining to life on campus. If you are curious as to how this ties with Family Feud, use the sheets provided to write your answers down as you answer the questions.Then as you finish flip the question for the possible answers and how many points they are worth. If your points add up to 250 or higher you have WON!!! I have prizes available for those who show me their sheet.

If you are wondering how I got those answers and the points, they come from a survey I sent out at the beginning of the semster and are based on how many times the same answer was provided.

Posted in Things to Remember, Wing


If you haven’t already, checkout the 2 envelopes on the wall across from suite 413. They are full of coupons for the Dubuque and Platteville areas. Make sure to check what type of coupon it is because most manufacturer’s coupons are going to be for either Walmart or Hy-vee. If you have any coupons or deals you would like to share/ donate just put them in the envelopes. Please make sure you are only taking what you will use so that everyone may benefit from the savings.

Posted in Bulletin Boards, Elevator bay

College Hacks

Did you just realize you spent all of your money on Christmas presents or holiday sales? This board gives a few hacks that can help with space saving, making leftovers taste divine, and even a trick to keep people from stealing your pens. So whether you are curious or dubious, this board gives some creative ways to fix problems without breaking the bank.

Posted in Off Campus, Wing Events

$1 Movie Night

On dollar movie night we went to see Edge of Tomorrow. A movie about a 17 year old girl going through the struggles of high school. If sarcastic comedy is your style, this movie would be perfect for you. Even if you don’t remember too well the struggles from high school, many of the issues she faces in this movie still apply to college life, mainly the struggle of growing up.

Posted in In-hall, Wing Events

Gourd Painting

This  picture shows just a few of the the before and after versions of gourds that were painted. Ranging from a night sky to a lost volleyball, a fall tree to a Star Wars character, these gourds turned out great. This program was a way to celebrate an American tradition, relieve some stress, and make Southwest feel a little more like home. And even though we were supposed to paint pumpkins, using gourds were a good way to talk about healthy eating and different way to get good quality cheap produce.

Also the winners were………………………………………………………………

1st-Anthony Burant w/R2D2

2nd-Andrea Rippley w/fall tree and Charles Nelson w/Wilson

Posted in Bulletin Boards

Find Your Center

This semester the theme for 4West is Mulan and what better way to celebrate that than by basing a bulletin board off of a Mulan quote…granted it is from a song. This bulletin board has 9 tips to finding balance as the semester kicks off. Between classes and games, scheduling can be a little rough from the transition of summer fun to school seriousness. So, if you need a little help don’t hesitate to check the board.

Posted in Uncategorized

Cake Walk

Hey friends, I hope you all had a good time at Cake Walk last night. We had a great time giving out baked goods, dancing while walking in the circle, and raising money for a great cause. Even Pioneer Pete got in on the action.¬†In total, we raised over 200 dollars to go to the American Family Children’s Hospital. I want to extend a huge “Thank you” to those of you who donated baked goods, money, or your time to this wonderful event.

Cake Walk

Pioneer Pete with some "Pioneer Peeps"
Pioneer Pete with some “Pioneer Peeps”
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Relay for Life Recycling Collection

Hey all, if you are in the building from 4 to 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you have most definitely opened your door to an RA asking for your trash or recycling. We are doing this to help raise money to donate to the Relay for Life. If you have recycling or trash to take out, wait until Tuesdays and Thursdays so you can contribute to the wonderful cause. Thank you all for your contributions.