We may all be different but we are all a piece of the COMMUNITY.
Each of us plays a part in creating our wing community. If you want to get to know a little more about each of the people on our wing just check out the new board! You may find you have something in common and BOOM! a friendship is formed!
Just remember, everyone is different–treat everyone with respect and accept the differences.
Halloween voting contest! You can vote 3 times for any (even your own)!
“Spencer is a mom, has completed 125 marathons, six 100-mile endurance races, 11 Iron Mans and 11 Boston Marathons. She is also a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. Spencer will talk about perseverance and pushing farther than anyone ever thought that they could.” (https://www.uwplatt.edu/news/friday-features-oct-23-2015)
Last night we had a United We Stand Lecturer, Caroline Spencer. She talked about her start of running in track in high school and the amazing journey she has had since then. As you can see from the small information the website provided above, she has pushed herself so much because SHE CAN! She said if there is one thing to take away from her speech it was “try something new and step out of your comfort zone. It does not mean to go out and run 100 mile run; but to go do something that you normally wouldn’t and you may find out that you like it.”
Special thanks to everyone who came to Harry Potter night last night! I hope you all got to know a little bit more about the people who live on our wing (and from other buildings). Keep your eye out for another Wocket in Pocket event soon! (:
A special thanks to everyone that came out on Monday to visit and ask questions to Chancellor Shields! There were really great questions asked–another thanks to everyone who did! I hope this experience helped you to understand what Chancellor Shields does and that he gave you some advice on how to be a successful college student at Platteville.
Big thank you to everyone who got back to me on the email! You have reached received a little gift in your mailbox!
Keep your eyes out for emails I send! They are important!
How do you identify?
Do you identify based on gender? Socioeconomic class? Religion? Nationality? Whatever you identify by, it makes you who you are. We all have a need for being our own person but what makes us who we are?
Join 2nd floor for CUPCAKE DIVERSITY as Claire Forstie from the Doyle Center comes and talks about the importance of being different and including everyone no matter how they identify.
WHEN: Monday, October 12th at 7:30 pm in the 2 East Lounge
These door decs are to celebrate today known as National Coming Out Day!
If you or anyone you know has come out or is still too nervous to, be a support. We are all allowed to be our own person!
I am more than happy to talk about coming out if you have any questions or just want to talk about it. (:
Decorate your personality puzzle piece! You are welcome to use any form of art medium (marker, colored pencils, paint, etc.).
Make sure to follow the directions on where to put information about yourself. This will be hung up after everyone completes and returns this to me by October 18th! It will show our diverse and amazing group as a wing and that even through all our differences, we come together to make a community.
Decorate your own costume!
Midterms are coming up but so is Halloween! If you are feeling stressed and just need a break, grab this person and make them a Halloween Costume! Bring all your creative juices to make a masterpiece! You can use any sort of art medium (paint, fabric, colored pencils, crayon, etc.).
DO NOT FORGET TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE BACK when you are all finished!
MUST BE COMPLETED by October 21st! When you are done you can either give it to me in person, slide it under my door or just let me know if I am not around and you have a very elaborate costume (that does not fit under my door) and I am not around.
The possibilities are endless; HAVE FUN!
Side note: This activity is meant for you to distress. If it does not make you release stress but rather causes more, no problem, it is OPTIONAL! (: