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"Just A Little Bit More."

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S: JST: 2011-2012

BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss

FC: "Just a Little Bit More"

1: Expectations for Student Staff | Person First. Student Second.

3: Staff Member Third.

4: A3 WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING & A2 MEN IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING | What is the WISE program? A Support program for all women studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields. | “Leading the WISE way to Better Science & Engineering”

5: A Tower = SWAG Tower

6: Since this is the WISE floor many of the residents have similar majors and similar classes. For example, there are about 15 people who are taking Calc 2 this semester. They are very interested in forming study groups for this class. I find many of them already starting to reach out to other people on the floor. Also, I recently saw that one of the boys’ clusters invited the girls to watch a football game and do homework on Sunday. This shows that they can still have a good time, socialize, and get their work done. | COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

7: First Year Experience FYE 1 FYE 2 FYE 3,4,5 WISE DINNERS: SEPT OCT NOV DEC FUTURE

8: FYE #1: Juicy Jeopardy | Objective: Play a game of Jeopardy that informs residents about useful UIC & Campus Housing info.

9: FYE #2: Time Management Olympics | Objective: Residents were asked to participate in various team building activities that had a time management theme.

10: FYE #3: Relationships | Objective: Through effective role playing, residents were able to learn how to handle certain conflicts (music too loud, bad relationships).

11: FYE #4: Safety on Campus | Objective: A representative from the wellness center came to speak about safety on campus. She gave free whistles and also addressed some of the Safety Alerts UIC sends us. | FYE #5: Academic Planning | Objective: We were given very detailed step-by-step information to give to residents on viewing their Dars Report, dropping a class, calculating GPA, and ordering textbooks.

12: WISE DINNERS SEPT: Welcome Home! | Objective: For residents to socialize among the floor mates and also speak with Professor Malchow (Biology) and Professor Reed (Engineering) while we enjoyed delicious cake, garlic bread and spaghetti.

13: WISE DINNERS OCT: Research | Objective: A306 came wanted to know more about how they could get involved with research on campus. We invited some staff members (Naheed & Libby)to share their experiences and made delicious pizzas.

14: WISE DINNERS NOV: Engineering | Objective: A312 helped plan a nacho and quesadilla dinner while we invited Paula from AAAN to talk about her experience in working in the engineering field as a woman.

15: WISE DINNERS DEC: Rest & Relaxation | Objective: Many girls were stressed with finals so we had a session of breathing exercises in the A-tower Lounge.

16: WISE DINNERS JAN: A Nutrition Lesson | Objective: A302 will help to facilitate a nutrition lesson. They will prepare some delicious and healthy snacks while they share the benefits of certain foods. | Future

17: WISE DINNERS FEB: Welcome Home Part 2 | Objective: Jeff & I will work with the Engineering floor to plan a dinner in which we will invite faculty and enjoy some Fettuccine Alfredo and garlic bread. | Programs

18: Using the Programming Model | When planning the WISE dinners and FYEs I kept the location and time consistent. I also maintained as organized as possible creating to-do lists and writing it on my planner/calendar. The publicity was also good; I used posters that I posted on their doors and sent emails. | Reflecting Back

19: What would I do differently next year... | What I would do differently and am already starting to do this Spring semester is get more of the residents' input. If they get more of a voice/input, then there will be more attendance. Also on the side of dinners, I would include more social and fun programs. | on Programs

20: LEADERSHIP: My Top 5 Strengths | 1.Relator – enjoy close relationships with others and find a deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal. 2.Developer – Recognize and cultivate potential in others and spot the signs of each small improvement and drive satisfaction from these improvements. 3.Learner – Have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. In particular, the process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them. 4.Achiever – Have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive. 5.Positivity – Have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.

21: Reflection: Leadership with Staff Team: | JEFF: After reflecting on my individual role on my staff team, I believe that I was a silent leader/supporter. When other staff members needed my help I was there to show support and encouragement. For example, Jeff and I planned the MAP party together. Many of our residents showed interest in playing a game of flag football. We decided to hold a game of football and then return to eat some pizzas. It rained on that day so we did not get to hold the game, but will plan to have a game this semester. Also, Jeff and I planned a program (trip to ICream) on my birthday. We got a good-sized group to attend and I got a free large cup! | MICHA: I showed continual support at the program Micha organized called “Girl Talk.” I helped by shopping for snacks, spreading the word to my residents, and participating in discussions. NAHEED: I also showed continual support by attending other programs people held throughout JST. I attended and helped clean up at Naheed’s smoothie party. I helped Lalo & B-Tower with his GUACA GUACA program as well.


24: Pointing People in the Right Direction | Resources: I make sure all of my residents know that I am here to help them out. And when I don't know the right answer i'll direct them to someone who does. I also post all resource information in front of my door, so if they have any questions they can just knock.

25: LEADERSHIP - AMONG RESIDENTS: Leadership has been shown when a group of girls planned a Disney Movie Night Program. Also, in each of the WISE dinners all the participants in the cluster help and contribute in a certain way (cook, shop, clean up, set up, and finding a speaker). We also have 6 floor leaders this semester.

26: WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY NEXT YEAR: | 1. At our first floor meeting, I would pass out the Resident Involvement Survey (We used it at the beginning of the second semester). It sparked resident's interest instantly and received feedback on participation (Community Dinner/Late Night). 2. Form committees from the survey that would help with decorations, programming, bulletin boards & door decs. 3. Ask about floor leaders during mid-first semester. 4. Effectively plan in advance (Programs, Door Decs, Bulletin Boards). 5. Maintain a solid presence on the floor - Open Door Policy, 2 floor meetings per semester. 6. Plan fun programs outside of dinners - MOVIE NIGHTS

27: Inspirational Quotes: | 1. "Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln 2. "Every community is a group, but not every group is a community" 3. "Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday." - Winnie-the-Pooh 4. "It's no use being brilliant if you can't communicate with your client." - Abraham Lincoln 5. "Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett

28: HAUNTED HOUSE Decorating!!


31: Sunglasses, UIC Gear, Origami Cranes



34: STAFF :)

35: These Are The Moments I Live For

37: M E M O R I E S :)

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