Naperville student becomes resident assistant
Katherine Anderson, a sophomore public relations major from Naperville, has been named a resident assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The purpose of the UW-Whitewater resident assistants is to generate a community in the residence halls, help new students adjust to campus and create a sense of unity among all residents.
"They are the face of residence life on campus," said Trelana Daniel, assistant director of staff and academic development in the Residence Life office. "With their roles in setting up engaging events in their respective halls, along with being overall social with the residents, RAs have the best chance to leave a positive impact on new and returning students."
To hold the position, applicants must have a strong academic record and complete several interviews with their peers and faculty members. Although the process seems difficult, the premier leadership experience available is priceless.
"This year, we have the largest RA team with approximately 130 assistants," said Daniel. "They have the most talent I've ever seen on this staff, and are truly working to serve the students on campus."
Naperville students join UW—Whitewater football team
The following students were named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team for the 2013 season.
Nicholas Feliciano, a sophomore finance major from Naperville
Tyler Janczak, a sophomore special education major from Naperville
With an experienced defensive line and talented offensive line, the UW-Whitewater Warhawks will look to continue their current winning streak.
"I've been very pleased with the season so far," said Lance Leipold, head football coach. "The conference will still be challenging, but with our dedicated work ethic and great attitude, nothing is impossible."
The Warhawks defeated their first two opponents – Washington University (St. Louis) and Buffalo State College by a combined score of 72-21.
"We're all very excited about the upcoming games and competing for the championship," said Leipold. "We're very fortunate for past success in recent years, and we're aiming to repeat that success."