Meet the UMatter Team

josh_gullicksonSafety Matters Student Coordinator

My name is Josh Gullickson, a current Junior here at UWO.  I currently hold the position of Safety Matters Student Coordinator as part of the core UMatter team.  My responsibilities in this position involve coordinating Safety Matters programs, attending weekly UMatter meetings, and spreading knowledge through student and staff involvement regarding safety information here on campus and in the surrounding community.  I work closely with the University Police department to keep our community safe and up to date on all safety related information.

Learn more about me by going to http://www.about.me/josh_gullickson

kylePublicity Manager and Videographer

My name is Kyle Halter. I am a senior here at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. I’m currently majoring in Radio-TV-Film, Interactive Web Management, Journalism with an emphasis in public relations, and minoring in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. As the Publicity Manger,  I attend events on campus that are hosted/sponsored by UMatter and encourage people to participate and get involved with UMatter’s messaging. I also manage UMatter’s social media strategy and blog. As the videographer for UMatter, I develop videos to promote UMatter’s six facets that are distributed on social media, campus emails, and campus vision. I also take photography at events. I hope to one day work in corporate communications and become a writer and producer for film and TV.

Learn more about me by going to http://www.about.me/kylehalter

7182_10151494766726950_826188725_n Action Matters Student Coordinator

My name is James Hooper. I am a junior here at UWO, going for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Psychology. On campus, I am an active member with Sigma Pi Fraternity, U Matter and intramural sports. I am also a big sports fan specifically the Green Bay Packers and Chelsea soccer team. I like to spend time getting outdoors, and love to go camping, fishing, hiking, and hunting when I can. My goal when I graduate is to be able to go and travel around the world before I start my career. One of my favorite quotes is by William Faulkner “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

JanelleHealth Advocate Student Coordinator

Hi, my name is Janelle Lang-Piette. I am currently a Health Advocate in Horizon and am serving as a health advocate representative for the Umatter committee. This means that I get to connect these two groups on campus in a more productive way than we have been able to in the past years by giving both groups information relating to each other, therefore improving their coherence and representation on campus. I am currently a senior here at UWO studying Biology in hopes to become a doctor one day.

cassieListening Matters Student Coordinator

My name is Cassandra Limberg and people call me Cassie for short. I am a sophomore nursing student at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. I chose nursing as my major because due to past family related health issues I have seen the impact that a positive and relentless caregiver can have on a patient. I want to a supporter in others’ lives who need it the most, and I plan on doing that with my nursing degree!  My ultimate goal is to partner with Doctors without Borders and work around the world.  Outside of my academics I love lifting weights, running, and just about any outdoor activity.

marissaListening Matters Student Coordinator

My name is Marissa Lueck. I’m a senior with a major in psychology and a minor in social justice. I am one of the coordinators for Listening Matters. Being a Listening Matters coordinator means encouraging students to listen to those who are feeling down and need someone to talk to. In an uncertain or more serious situation, Listening Matters provides further information for resources such as the campus Counseling Center.  It is important that we raise awareness to improve students well being through feeling connected and decreasing isolation in ways that are supportive, compassionate and successful in making a difference.

988274_10151584470362104_1309401753_nBAC Matters Student Coordinator

My name is Fay Osman. I am a senior majoring in Biology with a healthcare emphasis. I am the BAC Matters coordinator within the UMatter team. I especially love the Mocktails we offer to students. Mocktails are an alternative way to have a fun event without alcohol. I enjoy the other UMatter facets as well because they put on great events that are beneficial to all students and everyone can have fun while being safe.

Graphic Designer

Hi guys! My name is Claudia Rivera; I’m a fourth year here at UWO and will be graduating at the end of May with a Communication Studies major. I’m the Graphic Designer for Umatter which is part of the core team in Umatter, along with Kyle Halter who is the Videographer and the Publicity Manager. As the graphic designer for Umatter, I’m in charge of creating the visual part of the other team member’s ideas which can be making posters, campus visions slides and creating new pamphlets that the organization needs around us. I’m eager to learn more about Umatter and get the campus to start talking more about Umatter! See you around!

MEC Student Coordinator

My name is Nora Robles. I am an energetic and cheerful bilingual teacher seeking certification in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I enjoy listening to music of all genres and also have a high appreciation for Art. I am passionate about education, learning and teaching. I dislike inequality just for being a different race or color and would jump into any cause for social justice especially if it involves children. I am currently part of Umatter as the Multicultural Education Coalition representative in UW Oshkosh. I love diversity and all of its cultural components “Viva la raza.” I enjoy seeing how multifaceted and cultural rich the North East of Wisconsin has become, something that I felt; it would not happened anytime soon.

Learn more about me by going to http://www.about.me/roblen11

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Tunnel of Oppression 2013 Information

I hope your semester is going well! I wanted to send out an email to inform you that the annual Tunnel of Oppression program is just around the corner. Here is some general information regarding the program.

 

When and Where?

Monday, November 18th . . . 3:00-5:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00pm

Tuesday, November 19th . . . 3:00-5:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00pm

 

The program begins at the check-in table located in the Reeve Concourse (near the Corner Convenience Store). A tour (12 persons or less) begins approximately every 15 minutes and lasts for 1 full hour.

 

What is Tunnel of Oppression?

Tunnel of Oppression is a 60 minute diversity experience; a guided tour designed to raise awareness of local and global oppressive actions and conditions. Participants will explore topics such as queerphobia, street harassment, sex trafficking, child labor, genocide, hunger and homelessness, and global sanitation.

 

Why encourage residents to come?

Tunnel of Oppression is . . .

– A UW Oshkosh student initiative

– A co-curricular experience designed to educate and inform

– A setting for meaningful dialogue

– (For some) An opportunity to complete diversity hours or extra credit

 

Three easy ways to reserve space:

1) Sign up for a tour at housing.uwosh.edu/tunnel-signup

2) Make arrangements over email with myself (Aimee Pitney) at pitnea17@uwosh.edu

3) Visit the check-in table during program hours (see above)

 

Learning about Listening Matters

Have you noticed a change in a friend’s behavior lately and not sure how to address it?

Listening Matters wants you to be REALL about these worries.  When we say be REALL, we’re talking about reaching out, expressing concern, asking questions, listening and linking to helpful resources such as the Counseling Center which is FREE and confidential. We’re committed to improving the well being of students and minimizing distress.

One of our goals is to help students feel more connected with others on campus. With finals week soon approaching, we understand that students are under a lot of stress, and thought of the idea to have them write and send positive messages on postcards to each other. In doing this, we hope students realize they are not alone and that we are helping them build a support system. On the week of Nov. 18-22, Listening Matters will have tables set up in the residence halls and in Reeve for those who are interested. Students can also sign a pledge. This pledge is a promise for the individual to show their support if they know or suspect someone who may be feeling down. For those in the residence halls the postcards will be delivered during finals week starting December 9th. We  hope to see you at our tables.

For more information visit the U Matter link on the UW Oshkosh website and like us on Facebook!

For more information about the Counseling Center, check out the UW Oshkosh website!