There will be craft examples (centered around women – affirmations, cards to send, etc.). Residents will have the opportunity to reflect on the women in their lives (and themselves).
The objective of this event is to celebrate women’s empowerment in honor of Women’s History Month. Barbie especially the recent movie has come to be known as a great women’s empowerment movie. Since it is National Barbie Day, we will do it on this day to celebrate both the holiday and women’s empowerment. We also hope to foster a good time and release after midterms by providing the option for this movie and food for residents.
This event will consist of a presentation on how to be sustainable with zero waste and composting presented by the Office of Campus Sustainability with me for 15 to 30 minutes. Afterward, the attendees will get the chance to pick one succulent and paint their pots. Overall this event helps to destress and provides knowledge to residents about zero waste and composting on campus.
Some of my residents already have semi-regular mario kart nights and have expressed feeling isolated from the happenings in the rest of the building, so this is intended to be an opportunity for some comradery and community building. Possible collaboration with Hall Council to make it a bigger event (jurys still out on that, but will be hosting either way).
We're hosting an approved movie in the Classroom with snacks for residents can come down in their pjs and blankets and watch a movie to relax before finals!
This is an event in partnership with the UCC to provide residents with opportunities to learn more about growing their network and making resumes to expand stem self efficiacy.
This event is to allow residents to get to know one another more in a fun, light hearted setting. They will be able to participate in karaoke night with their friends or alone choosing any song they like. This will allow residents to express themselves through music as well as decompress from the stress of the week and exams. They will also be put into brave spaces by performing and allowing them to support one another through the process. Lastly they will have the opportunity to build leadership skills be stepping out of their comfort zones to perform/present.
There will be a presentation with different questions about safety. Residents will compete with each other and DPSS officers to answer the questions correctly before trying to make a trashketball shot (throwing a balled up piece of paper into the trash) for extra points. The team with the most points will win at the end.
"Strings & Beats: Friendship Bracelet Night"" is a community-building event designed to provide students with a much-needed break from the stress of midterms. The primary goal of ""Strings & Beats"" is to foster a sense of community within the dorm. By engaging in a fun and collaborative activity like bracelet making, students have the opportunity to bond with one another and strengthen their connections. In addition to community building, ""Strings & Beats"" aims to provide students with a space to relax and de-stress. As midterms loom, it's essential for students to take a break and engage in activities that promote relaxation and well-being. The event will kick off with a brief welcome and introduction, setting the tone for the evening. Participants will then have the opportunity to dive into bracelet making, with a variety of colorful embroidery floss available for their creations. Throughout the evening, a curated playlist of music will provide a backdrop for the creative process. Lastly, the event will conclude by encouraging students to exchange contact information with one another.
This is an event where students will meet at Mojo, walk to the Arb together, and paint on picnic tables. It will serve to be a great social event that prioritizes restorative practices.
This encourages residents to set goals (fun and serious) for the upcoming school year and get them to think about the different things they want to accomplish and be apart of.
This event will allow for students to prepare for the upcoming career fair, and start thinking about what they may want to get involved with on campus as well as possible career opportunities. It also gives them more knowledge about the career center as an optional resource for preparing for their future work, in or outside of STEM.
The workshop, led by Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP)-certified
instructors, aims to teach participants situational awareness and prevention skills to
leave them better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially
violent people to sexual assault. Participants will take part in verbal exercises,
physical drills and discussion.
This workshop will help the WISE RP community in learning how to speak up for themselves when they are in uncomfortable situations especially as they're in a majority male-identifying STEM field. Additionally with the mission and community goal of helping the WISE RP community connect with resources and opportunities to support their personal pursuits.
The objective of this program is to connect residents with effective study resources that they can utilize after they leave Mojo’s study groups. This in particular pertains to WISE RP students as they get additional resources from the SLC like appointment-based tutoring that they may not have been aware of. This event comes in light of the fact that many of my residents have expressed concerns about potential difficulties in some of their classes but don’t know the SLC as a resource.
Organizing and staying organized throughout the semester is really overwhelming and not foolproof. As junior students, we’d like to share our templates and tips for staying on top of assignments and exams. We’d also like to share important apps, resources that the university provides, and host a workshop-type event where we can help residents implement these techniques. We’re hopeful that this event will target residents who have found the semester challenging so far and want to improve their performance and habits in school. We’re here to support and guide them.
Our goal is to give residents a little pick-me-up and encouragement before the first wave of exams. We’ll be passing out little notes that say “you got this - we believe in you!” for example while playing music and motivating everyone. We’ll also be using the condoms in the LT suite and having a basket available if residents want to take them. We think this is a fun and cute idea to bring up spirits!
The objective is to educate residents on how alcohol affects their body and to encourage safe drinking in collaboration with Wolverine Wellness. Residents will have the opportunity to complete sticky note activities with Wolverine Wellness as well as try to complete tasks with and without drunk goggles on.
This is a community-building active event that will be in the kitchen. Last year, this event was very successful among residents. I will provide a few bowls for paint and use the paint we have from the LT suite, as well as paper from the LT suite. Residents will show up and make their own finger paintings with the tools provided while school-appropriate music plays in the background.
I will be going around my residents rooms offering cookies and striking up conversations. This
program is meant for me to be able to catch up with my residents and see if they are adjusting well
to the school year.
Gives students dedicated time to study or complete other work outside of their room. There will
be calm music and a space to get stuff done. Aware of this need as many students are looking for a
space outside of their room to study as well as some have questions for upperclassmen.
Following a stressful week of finals, this event will provide an opportunity for residents to relax and take a break. We will provide paint, brushes, and canvases for residents to engage with while listening to music and talking with friends.
This event will serve to bring my residents closer together and make them feel welcomed to the floor if they haven’t gotten the chance to make friends around yet. Through my 1:1s, I’ve heard some of my residents express that they haven’t made many friends yet, and I’d love to open the door for them to do so more easily!
- Have Dinner
- Sit with New People
- Hand Out Fall Treat Bags
- Exchange Contacts
One of the core things about being future leaders is recognizing all the people that pour into you, and set you up for success. One pivotal privilege that students living in resident halls experience is having a custodial staff that ensures our safety by implementing and maintaining cleaning measures around campus. This event will take place in the classroom where students will be able to display their artistic freedoms by creating a banner that is meant to uplift our custodial staff. Students will have the opportunity paint, draw, write, etc. messages or pictures that they feel convey a message of appreciation. There will be an presentation that will give students suggestions on things to write or draw. We will also have a table dedicated to making care packages for our staff. The care packages will be a variety of candies that comprise a survival kit.
This is geared toward academic success throughout school and beyond. I have invited the career center to host an event about networking. The exact date/time of the event may change based on their availability.
The objective of this event is to facilitate community building amongst residents in response to feedback from the first event where residents expressed they wanted a similar event with arts and crafts. This event would focus more on the camaraderie instead of also focusing on restorative practices like the last arts and crafts event we did. This was an event that had been suggested and due to the great outcome of our last arts and crafts event, I thought something similar could be a great opportunity.
The purpose of this program is to allow residents to have a safe space to think about why they do what they do. There will be a series of questions for residents to reflect on and to chat about what motivates them to pursue their major. Students will chat at tables while we project questions and share tips and our personal reasons our pursuing our careers. Then residents can decorate a pumpkin that is reflective of their future goals, aspirations, desires, or whatever else they choose to commemorate the dedication to their why.
The multicultural movie will be Crazy Rich Asians, a film that emphasizes the cultural and class differences between Chinese and Chinese Americans. The film and its commentary both deploy a multicultural redemption narrative that tells a story of reconciliation to racial injury. Although the film explicitly focuses on the cultural differences between Asian and Asian Americans, we believe that the scope of this film could be expanded to other immigrant groups and entails a story that is shared by many students who had or are currently struggling with exploring and recovering their cultural identity.
Host a night party during a High-Risk weekend that allows residents an alternative to going out. Residents will be able to dress up in costumes and come attend our Glow-in-the-Dark party.
This meets DE&I because it isn’t holiday-specific and encourages students from all different backgrounds to celebrate the season or their own holidays should they choose.
This program will consist of a presentation by me in which I explain in a presentation what the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is and who celebrates it. Afterward, the attendees will have the chance to make their own paper marigolds and celebrate with a piñata. This event allows people to become knowledgeable of what the Day of the Dead is and perhaps become allies to those who celebrate it.
This program is self care based, so it will hopefully help residents combat bad habits in their personal and academic lives, especially right before finals.
This event works to help students expand on the work they did in ALA 107 to look at their own identities and the intersectionality between them. It gives a space for students to learn about eachother and how they can respect and advocate for the identites of others, especially in a stem context. We will have a discussion, have worksheets and eat some ice cream! Participants can also receive a wellness goodie bag to help them increase their self-care, especially after having a deep thought conversation such as identity.
Will be a cross between a quiplash and telephone, where
participants must team up and one will read the prompt and
relay it to the other without using any of the words in the actual
prompt. The other teammate will then attempt to answer the
prompt based on what their teammate relayed. Intended to
promote strategic communication and teamwork.
This program aims to give residents an opportunity to bond with other people within the dorm or with some of their friends in a team-like, collaborative space. The event will have activities comparable to the tv-show minute to win it where teams have 60 seconds to complete an activity with their team and the team that has the most or completes it first wins. Since we cannot have people win prizes we will be doing a raffle for blue bucks for the winning team of 5. The activity winners will get a ticket in the raffle and the more tickets they have the more opportunities they have in the raffle. The activities will include - Slide Cookie down the face, Mummy Wrapping, Cup Stacking, Good Sports (write the most Michigan Sports teams in 1 minute), nose dive (where residents have to collect cotton balls into a bowl with only their nose and a dap of petroleum jelly), penny stacking with one hand, toothpick words (residents have to make as many words as they can from toothpicks without bending them). The audience of the event is everyone who attends and it will be marketed to everyone. There will be about 6 teams tentatively. All the teams will participate in the same game at the same time. RA Makayla and Emma will moderate and monitor progress.
The event went well last year. It's heavily MRADS based, so hopefully it will give MRADS residents a better outlet to enjoy each other's company than what they have been doing.
Many residents in the building have shown great interest in crafts and coloring.
This event will allow them to relax before finals and meet new people that enjoy
crafts. We have a generally festive dorm community that seems to appreciate
the seasons so I thought this would cater to the fall vibes.
Host an event where residents can come together and have an
enjoyable night playing board games.
For my November event, I am proposing a thanksgiving day
themed game night as a way for residents to celebrate
Thanksgiving early with their friends, neighbors, and other
residential community members. The event will utilize many of
the board games currently occupying the community center and
will set up different stations per table for different board games.
My intention is to provide a space for residents to relieve stress
prior/after their midterms. I also acknowledge that many
residents may be going home for Thanksgiving and I want to
provide a space for those who are not returning home to have
an early gathering with their loved ones away from home. This
event will be facilitated by two different RAs to ensure that no
stations are overcrowded and that each game is executed in a
respectful, fun manner (friendly competitions only). Moreover, as
an early Thanksgiving day gift, I am planning to make goody
bags full of candies and chocolates with a little thankful note in
each bag. Residents who have already signed in and have
engaged with others in some capacity can treat themselves to a
bag of delicious thankfulness! I am anticipating 25 active
audiences and 10 members who won’t be able to stay full time
but still wanted to participate briefly.
A calm place for residents to study. it will also be cozy hence the
campfire part. I can help residents with backpacking if they still need it.
Studying for finals/midterms is also an option.
The objective of this event is for the community to connect with each other by
interacting with the board and finding out what identities residents identify for
themselves while connecting with each other because of their identity. This could
lead to residents communicating with one another about the board in hopes that
they develop a friendship.
This DEI event will be oriented towards multicultural awareness
(one of the MRADS pillars). Following Thanksgiving break, it will
be an opportunity for residents to eat food from a few different
cuisines and engage in multicultural trivia. The audience will be
anyone available in MoJo.
Many of my residents and the building's residents like MarioKart.
This is a friendly competition that I hold each year. Residents can
come and make new friends that have similar interests to them.
This event will consist of residents making a vision board that will fit with their New Year resolutions, goals they may have this year personally and/or academically, or goals they want to accomplish as their last semester with WISE RP.
This event will have a bunch of materials to do a bunch of different crafts -- bracelet making, affirmation jars, coloring, etc. It's a stop-in and create whatever you want kinda vibe
Residents will learn about healthy relationships while enjoying bagels.
Residents will form teams to do trivia. This will be a great chance to meet other people in the building and learn some more about topics you might not know about. Trivia will be a wide variety of topics.
The objective of this program is to allow residents to make scarves to help them stay warm as we approach colder weather and meet new people.
This event is a great opportunity to bring out your inner child and have fun with friends while playing legos. In addition, this event will help build one’s STEM self-efficacy and creativity in giving residents a chance to build and be innovative.