Rountree Rockin Recess

It was great seeing those of you who made it to Rountree’s Rockin Recess on Friday!! I hope those who made it had as much fun as I did. The event was a great way to get away from the stress of school and have a fun time with friends and new people. I hope those who went were able to relax and have a good fresh start to the weekend. It is always good to get out and do something fun like this where you don’t have to worry about school or classes.

Thank you to all who came!




Rountree Friday Night Club!

If you missed our last Friday Night Club at Rountree back in February it was trivia! Everyone seemed to have a great time and it consisted of residents from all over Platteville. The whole bottom floor was basically full of students having great time answering trivia together. FNC is always on a Friday night and is a great way to relieve some of the stress of the week and enter the weekend in a fun way! Our next FNC is going to be this Friday! It will be either inside or outside depending on the weather but will consist of fun games, food, and a bonfire, if outside. If you’re around grab some friends have a a fun time away from the stress of school and classes!



Dinner Talks!

A couple residents and I had gone out to dinner today at Bridgeway. Dinner is a great time to talk with and get to know each other. It is a great time during the middle of the week to get out and relieve some stress with friends. If your having a rough week or have a lot with classes going on it gives you a chance to get away for an hour, get some food, and get to know others! We would love to make this a weekly or bi weekly thing so if anyone wants to get food during the week come by my room around or before 5! We would love to have a set day either every week or biweekly to get out and relieve some of the stress of college.


Badass Women in History!!

A couple residents and I went to a Badass Women in History speech tonight. A professor from Jamaica was talking today about Jamaica and a woman called Nanny of the Maroon’s. She had talked about the History of Jamaica and how people of color got to Jamaica. She had also talked about the colonization of Jamaica and how Nanny of the Maroon’s played a role in this. She was a woman who was a great fighter and led many people into battle, freeing thousands of Maroon’s. Many people said she could actually catch bullets shot at her and fire them back. It was a great informational speech which we could all learn from.


Pot of “Gold”

Happy St. Pats Day! I hope you enjoy the door decorations of a pot of gold. I also hope you enjoyed the gold coins of chocolate.

28939339_1815758591818156_601035487_oWhat is your cultural heritage?

Culture can give people a connection to certain social values, beliefs, religions and customs. It allows them to identify with others of similar mindsets and backgrounds. Cultural heritage can provide an automatic sense of unity and belonging within a group and allows us to better understand previous generations and the history of where we come from.

Cultural heritage is made up of many things large and small. We can see it in the buildings, townscapes, and even in archaeological remains. Culture can be perceived through natural sources as well: the agriculture and landscapes associated with it. It is preserved through books, artifacts, objects, pictures, photographs, art, and oral tradition. Cultural heritage is in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the religions we follow, and the skills we learn. Sometimes we can touch and see what makes up a culture; other times it is intangible.


Take What You Need

Hey everyone we put up a new bulletin board! This Board has a lot of compliments,  encouraging words, and cute pictures! They are all just tapped on and you are encouraged to take any!! This will hopefully help remind you of who you are and that you can be whoever you want to be. Also to encourage you with anything that you have going on.

~Ryan and Nicole

Relaxation Week!

Highlights from last week!

Monday: Movie Night – We watched White Chicks and had a lot of laughs. It was nice to just get away from classes to laugh and enjoy the company of everyone. It gives the resident and us time to get to know people and relieves the stress we have in life. #Emotional


Tuesday: Mindful Meditation – Jason Artz from Counseling Services came in to do some meditation with us. It was a lot of relaxing with some breathing techniques but so much more. It also gave everyone useful techniques that they can use on their own. #Emotional


Wednesday: Art with Daniel O’Brien – Daniel came in from the art department where he taught us how to do Japanese Calligraphy. Daniel O’Brien might come in again to do another program with us later this semester. It was a great experience for all of us to learn about Japanese Calligraphy but also get time to relax and paint. He really emphasized letting the brush move and not thinking about it.  Do you have any ideas for art projects? Let me know. #FacultyImmersion


Thursday: Game Night with Professor Plumb – Professor Andrew Plumb from the Physics department came in to play some games with us. Though we didn’t play clue with Professor Plumb, we did enjoy his company while some played Catan and others played Uno, and more. It gave everyone a chance to interact with people they normally may not. #FacultyImmersion


Friday: Tie Dye – With this nice weather, it was nice just to end the week with some colorful tie dye fun. The tie dye clothing pieces looked amazing! It was great to end the week and start the weekend on a fun and positive note.  #PlaceToBelong


Thank you all who came out and participated in some relaxing fun!

~Ryan and Nicole