“Without change, there’d be no butterflies.” This is one of my favorite quotes. It reminds everyone that things change and without it, we wouldn’t grow as people. Change isn’t always physical, it can be mental or emotional, we learn something either way. I can’t wait to see how my residents grow as people and create new relationships!
Hugunin Hall had their first hall council Monday the 18th at 8p.m. I told many of my residents about it and what it was all about. I was happily surprised when at least 6 or 7 girls from my wing came! I explained how I think it’s important to go to hall council to be involved and also know what’s going on in your building and on campus. It’s only about an hour every other Monday night, so it’s manageable. The girls that came said they enjoyed it and would definitely go again!
We had our mandatory residence hall meeting where we played a name game to get familiar with our wing. Then we went to playfair and played games with most of the freshman here at UW Platteville. It’s a great way to get to know other people and realize that there’s a bunch of new people to this college and you’re not alone. Bridgefest was the next day which had tons of great clubs and organizations giving out information and making the new students feel welcome.
After the freshman/first year students moved into their rooms, Welcome Weekend began! I started the evening off with inviting everyone to our first wing dinner. A handful of people came and we got to know one another fairly well. This gave some names and familiar faces before starting Welcome Weekend.
Next to the bathroom, I put up a bulletin board that the ladies of my wing can write something they learned or how they have been changed being in college. You can see the way they have changed and how they have become a community. They have all changed through so much from the beginning of the year.
Saturday March 4th, Wilgus Hall held Women’s Weekend! At 6 P.M. residents and I attend the Paint and Punch. We had some healthy snacks and awesome punch. We each made our own design on a blank canvas. We made something that can reflect our personality and have something we will forever cherish.
It’s a new year and for most people a new you. On the Bulletin board by the bathroom were some keys. Each Key had a different phrase to help you be as successful as possible. Some of these Keys include: Be proactive, Remember your manners, and setting goals for one’s self. These keys all can help you to change how you act, how you see yourself, and how others see you.
At our last wing meeting of the year we decorated gingerbread mes. Each resident got their own gingerbread cookie. They had access to frosting, sprinkles, M&M, and Twizzlers to decorate their cookie with. Some of the made themselves, with hats and trousers. Other gave them the looks of the person they were going to let eat it. And yet others just did their own things. My residents were able to decide what their gingerbread me should look like and be. It let their personal identity come out.
On Friday November 11th, some residents and I attended Wilgus’s Paint and Punch FNC. There were 3 options for painting. We split up between the puppy and the sun and moon options. How ever after attempting the painting a couple of residents wanted to express themselves by doing something of their own design. They made their own creation of a painting that expressed themselves. The paintings ended up being very creative and more them than the original options.