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Brandon Barnes and Simona Simkins (02-24-14)


Office of Multicultural Affairs

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Office of Multicultural Affairs

Brandon Barnes and Simona Simkins (02-24-14)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs wants you to meet:

New Student:

Brandon Barnes

Brandon Barnes

Hometown: Ashland, WI

Year in School: Freshman

Major/Minor: Legal Studies/Criminal Justice

What drew you to UW-Superior?: Nice campus, close to home, Lake Superior, and the Twin Ports.

What student organizations/extracurricular activities are you a part of and/or planning to be a part of? Criminal Justice Club.

What are you looking forward to most during this upcoming year?: Learning different things, jumping into my major, and meeting new friends.

In one sentence, what is your advice to your peers about succeeding in college?: Study hard, work hard, keep having goals to accomplish during the year, and never quit. Always keep fighting through the homework and stress.

One "Fun Fact" about you?: Every day in my life I like making jokes to make people laugh.


 

Returning Student:

Simona Simkins

Simona Simkins         

Hometown: Columbus, WI

Year in School: 1st Year Master of Arts

Major/Minor: Communicating Art

What drew you to UW-Superior?: I was drawn to UWS by the opportunity to take both communication and theatre courses to fulfill my degree requirements. The chance to combine learning between two areas of study was a perfect fit for my diverse academic interests.

What student organizations/extracurricular activities are you a part of and/or planning to be a part of?: I was awarded a Making Excellence Inclusive grant late last semester to create and direct a new theatre troupe called Superior Interaction. Superior Interaction is a student-run theatre performance with a mission to use theatre as a tool to explore diversity issues that deeply affect our college campus. I am the Character Coach for the Gender Equity Resource Center's production of "The Vagina Monologues." I work at the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) as the Promotions and Website Assistant. For the OMA office, I also volunteer mentor for the "College Student for a Day" program, and participated in the 4th Annual Diversity Leadership Retreat.  

What are you looking forward to most during this upcoming year?: Last semester, I had a great experience conducting an interactive theatre workshop at the St. Louis County Department of Health and Human Services Annual Conference. I look forward to presenting at more conferences this semester: a Forum Theatre workshop at University of Minnesota - Duluth's 2014 Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism, and a presentation of my Applied Theatre research at the American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference in Green Bay.


What is one "Fun Fact" about you?: At this time last year, my home address was a small cabin in the woods that only had a smidge of electricity - that was it. No running water, bathroom/shower, heat. It turned out to be my favorite home I've ever lived in.


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Would you like to be in the "Student Spotlight"?

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is incredibly excited to announce the "Student Spotlight" program. We will spotlight both new and/or returning UW-Superior students each week throughout the academic year. We will spotlight these students on our office website, Facebook page, and student/staff digests.

UW-Superior students are the reason we are here and we truly want students to be successful. The Student Spotlight will help students to connect to various faculty, staff, students, and programs on this campus and vice-versa. Having these connections will help students become successful.

Students if you would like to participate in the "Student Spotlight" please answer the following information and e-mail to Ivy Vainio 715-394-8415.

New Students (Freshman/Transfers)

We will need:

  • Name:
  • Hometown:
  • Are you a Freshman or a Transfer student?
  • Major/Minor:
  • What drew you to UW-Superior?
  • What student organizations/extracurricular activities are you planning to be a part of?
  • What are you looking forward to most during this upcoming year?
  • In one or two sentences give us one "Fun Fact" about you, i.e. a hobby, interest, etc.:


Returning Students 

We will need:

  • Name:
  • Hometown:
  • Year (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior):
  • Major/Minor:
  • What drew you to UW-Superior?
  • What student organizations/extracurricular activities are you a part of and/or planning to be a part of?
  • What student organizations/extracurricular activities are
  • What are you looking forward to most during this upcoming year?
  • In one sentence, what is your advice to your peers about succeeding in college?
  • In one or two sentences give us one "Fun Fact" about you, i.e. a hobby, interest, etc.:

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