Campus Winner
Month: March 2010

NACURH, INC.

Residence Life Faculty/Staff of the Month

School: University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse Region: GLACURH
Nominee: Charissa Niedzwiecki Nominator: Elizabeth Bechel

On-Campus Population: 3000 Chapter Size: 30

Please explain the outstanding contributions of the nominee during the month of nomination

Charissa Niedzwiecki does an outstanding job at teaching CST 334 Gender Communication. She teaches the material in a way that everyone in her class can understand and relate to. She facilitates enticing class discussions on how communication between men and women is different. But professor Nieddzwieki not only does what would be typical in this classroom setting but she pushes us to go above and beyond, to think outside the box. An example of this is that she encourages her students to attend educational opportunities on campus. This month she encouraged her students to attend events like "The Vagina Monologues" to get the perspectives that those women have to offer. Last week professor Niedzwiecki invited an LGBT panel to come into our classroom. In this way she provided us with a safe space to ask questions and learn about some amazing individuals who bravely came to talk about their lives and experiences. I think professor Niedxwiecki deserves recognition for encouraging students with small extra credit to attend campus events and to take ownership of their education.

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Date of entry into database: 2010-03-28 22:15:32