Friday, October 29, 2004
The next LPH meeting will be Friday, November 12th at 11:00. The room will be posted at a later date.
This week’s bake sale on Wednesday and Thursday made approximately $125. LPH will be donating $75 to the Wisconsin Women’s Foundation. The other $50 will be used to subsidize our field trip to see Cabaret.
We discussed going to see Cabaret at the Skylight Opera. Groups of students get a 20% discount. The show runs from November 26th-December 19th, Tuesday-Sunday (December 1st is already sold out). The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and there is a matinee on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Wendy will post some possible days to go see the show. If you are interested in going, please let us know what day works out best for you. Seats in the orchestra pit are $54, seats on the second floor are $38, and seats on the third floor are $18. It takes about 40 minutes to get to the Skylight Opera from Parkside. If you are interested in going out to dinner before hand, or if you’d like to see a matinee and then go shopping and to the Advertising Museum, these are options which we are considering.
Joanne Goodyear from the Career Center is willing to work with LPH for a resume- writing workshop. The workshop will be November 17th at 12:00 p.m. LPH will also be hosting a PowerPoint workshop on December 3rd at 11:00 a.m.
LPH will be hosting a coffee break the week before and the week of finals in the library to give coffee, tea, and cookies or brownies to students. A coffee break will be on Wednesday, December 15th at 9:00-10:00 p.m. Chris and Ka have offered to volunteer. The other coffee break will be Tuesday, December 21st at 9:00-10:00 p.m. Chris and Jill have volunteered for this time.
Treasures for Troops
LPH will be collecting items to be sent to our troops overseas. Jessie is working on a draft of a letter that will accompany the items, and Trisha will make up a flyer and post it to the listserve so that everyone can take a look at it before the flyers are distributed around campus. We also thought it would be a good idea for anyone who donates something to sign a list to be sent with the items. Wendy will post information about this project to other faculty, and we plan on getting big bins to collect donations to set up in the Student Government Office. Jessie has found a company that will mail 278 packages for free.
Jessie also contacted Eduardo Vargas, a UWP student who is in the reserves, to help us get the items we collect to troops overseas. He came to tell us what kinds of things our troops would like to receive which include: baby wipes, toilette paper, bandages, Neosporin, first aide kits, chap stick, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sun block, feminine hygiene products, socks, underwear, t-shirts, baseball caps, batteries (size AA), key chain lights, small flashlights or reading lights, sweat bands, sunglasses, hard candies, Gatorade powders, coolers, homemade treats like cookies, books, CDs, MP3 players, CD players, any electronics, letters, pictures, magazines, writing supplies, phone cards, inspirational things like bibles and crosses, and small Christmas decorations such as small trees, with lights or ornaments (something to remind them of home).
He did remind us that wrapping items in bubble wrap or Styrofoam popcorn is a good idea. Since it takes a few weeks for packages to get to the troops, we would like to collect items during the month of November and get everything sent at the beginning of December so that it can get there by Christmas. Any donations would really mean a lot and will let our troops know we are thinking of them.
Last update: October 31, 2004.