Bridge Fest


Thank you to all that came with the Southwest Staff team to Bridge Fest, right outside of the building. It was an awesome time learning more about the community and having some fun with FourSquare. Who would have thought that playing a game from elementary school could be so much fun? Jake and I had a great time meeting other people from around campus and broke a sweat playing. While Jake and I were chatting, I kept thinking about the importance of staying healthy throughout the semester. I tend to get really busy throughout the semester, but, it is important to get some exercise when classes start up.


The Matrix


Thank you Nich and Ethan for watching The Matrix the other night. It was kind of neat talking about the whole concept of The Matrix and how it would be awesome to know Kung Fu with a simple program. I think that would make school very easy. One of the hardest things about this movie is that you have to pay really close attention. With all of the jumping from The Matrix to the real world, it is easy to get mixed up. We had to fill in each others questions because we missed some parts to the movie. Be sure to be free around 4:00ish today as we are heading to Bridgefest and then the Ball Drop! Woo Hoo. Have a great rest of your day.

Wing Dinner

Thank you to Nich, Michaela, Jake, and Nick that came out to dinner tonight. It was great getting to know each other a little better and get comfortable with campus. Michaela and Nich work at the Campus Radio station and told us all about working there. It seemed that the Campus Radio really likes rock music and made an effort to share their music interests with us. We also had an opportunity to share ours. Maybe Michaela and Nich can let us tour the campus radio station?

Emotional Health


Emotional Health is very important and I could talk about this topic for a while. It is always important to be in a healthy mental state and to be aware of one’s mental health. Anxiety is something I used to be a prisoner to, but I am free. An awesome speaker, Steven Furtick, once said that Anxiety is a thought-rut that wants you to believe there exists only one way to think about a situation. Faith tells me that I am not a prisoner to anything outside of Truth. Furtick also said, “You can only live as well as your thought life.” If you ever would like to speak about mental health or would like to share how you feel, I am always willing to listen. In addition, always make certain to utilize University Counseling Services, they have an awesome team that keeps all of their information confidential and are available until 8:00 on nights.

I also came across this Bible verse, ” I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” I am no longer a prisoner to doubtful thoughts.

RA Quiz


Looking for something to do before the semester starts? Get to know your RAs and Southwest Hall staff by taking a get-to-know-me quiz of the RAs. Search the other “About Me” bulletin boards of the RAs in the building and complete the quiz with the correct answers, return the quiz to me, and if you are correct, you will get a prize! If you read this post and recite it, you will receive one free response.

Door Decs


While our Wing Theme is fair food and watermelon sort of fits, watermelon has some awesome health benefits. I just did a quick Google search, and Watermelon helps with the digestion process due to its high water content and fiber content. Watermelon also has a decent amount of Vitamin C making it healthy for your immune system. Lastly, Watermelon has amino acids which apparently help relieve muscle soreness. Next time make sure to grab some watermelon at Stations.

Know Your Five


UW-Platteville has an awesome quote called, “Know Your Five.” The purpose of this quote is for each person to remember to have at least five known and used resources they can use at any time while they are on campus. Some of my five include: Counseling Services, University Tutoring Services, Math Learning Center, CenterPOINT, and the Career Advising Center. I challenge you all to find your five and to use some of the resources listed on the wall. There are even some coupons for free food if you can be the first to find it.