WHIL Conference
WELCOME! We are very excited to be hosting WHIL 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and cannot wait to see you on our campus to come Train Your Leadership!

You will leave our campus knowing how to breathe fire and fly! Okay, so we exaggerated just a little bit, BUT we can guarantee that you will leave our campus with new ideas, new friends, and new motivation to shine on your very own campus.

Through the different things you learn at the programs, listening to Marya Wilson (our lovely keynote speaker), our Viking social (also known to untrained leaders as a networking session), and the philanthropy session you will all fly away as more developed, and trained, leaders who are prepared to take on the world and to better their campus.
Registration Dates:
  • Registration opens: September 10th
  • Registration closes: October 23rd
  • Late Registration ends October 25th with a $3.00 additional fee

The registration process will be conducted through the Qualtrics Online Survey System. The link for the survey is below; conference attendees will need to register themselves. The Registration Committee will email registered Communications Coordinators confirmation of conference attendees names that have registered every Friday by 5 PM starting September 14th and continuing until late registration closes; therefore it is important that the Communication Coordinator of each school registers as soon as possible.

Click Here to Register

Conference Staff
Sarah Hoffman

Conference Co-Chair Sarah Hoffman

Majoring in Service Management with a minor in Human Development & Family Studies and also Business Administration

Melissa Lemerond

Conference Co-Chair Melissa Lemerond

Majoring in Psychology with a minor in Workplace Diversity

Danny Gissing

Budget Co-Chair Danny Gissing

Majoring in Human Development & Family Studies with a minor in Speech Communication


Budget Co-Chair Justin Nelson

Double Majoring in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science & Game Design & Development

Michael Thunes

Registration Co-Chair Michael Thunes

Majoring in Technical & Science Education

Sara Kubiak

Registration Co-Chair Sara Kubiak

Majoring in Supply Chain Management

Ashlee Holm

Programming Co-Chair Ashlee Holm

Majoring in Applied Science with a concentration in Bio-Technology

Julia Heck

Programming Co-Chair Julia Heck

Double Majoring in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies with a minor in Business Administration

Brian Panek

Philanthropy Co-Chair Brian Panek

Majoring in Engineering Technology with an emphasis in facilities management & a minor in Mathematics

Tara Haws

Philanthropy Co-Chair Tara Haws

Majoring in Applied Social Science with a concentration in History and Political Science with a minor in Speech Communication

Caroline Kroner

Dining Co-Chair Caroline Kroner

Majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Lodging Management

Shelby VanSambeek

Dining Co-Chair Shelby VanSambeek

Majoring in Childhood Education with a certification in Special Education

Dana Fritz

Conference Co-Advisor Dana Fritz

Hall Director of Jetter-Tainter-Callahan Hall

Daine Hausler

Conference Co-Advisor Diane Hausler

Hall Director for Wigen Hall


The schedule for the conference is as shown below; the opening address, keynote speaker, and closing address will be housed in our North Point Conference Room. Programming will take place in meetings within our Hovlid Residence Hall, Flemming Residence Hall, and Red Cedar Residence Hall. Snacks will also be available in the Red Cedar meeting rooms during registration and the Viking Social. (Please see Facilities/Parking for descriptions of the facilities and maps)

Friday November 9th, 2012

We will not be providing an activity for Friday evening, but if there are any campus activities happening that evening you are welcome to join. We will update you all with available events as the conference date approaches.

Saturday November 10th, 2012

  • 9am -10am Registration
  • 10am -10:30am Opening Address
  • 10:35am -11:15am Programming Session 1
  • 11:20am -12pm Programming Session 2
  • 12pm - 1pm Lunch
  • 1pm - 1:45pm Programming Session 3
  • 1:50pm - 2:30pm Programming Session 4
  • 2:35pm - 3:15pm Keynote Speaker
  • 3:15pm - 3:30pm chief of Surgery Speaker
  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Viking Social/Philanthropy
  • 4:35pm - 5pm Closing Address
It was felt, when developing the plan for this conference, that it was important to get the most possible out of the conference, while still making it affordable and cost effective. When viewing the budget it is important to note that RHA support (in purple) and NRHH support (in blue) is not official and the conference staff will need to request this funding from next year’s organizations; therefore the budget includes final costs with and without sponsorship from the organizations. The final delegate cost and invoices will be emailed to registered Communication Coordinators on October 24th, 2012.

View the budget by clicking here.

Every conference attendant will need to complete and sign the conference waiver prior to attending the conference. The PDF file should be printed and brought to the conference and turned in during registration. There will be a limited number of copies available at the conference for conference attendants who forgot to bring the documents, so the conference staff asks that conference attendants please fill out the document prior to arriving to save paper waste and ensure a smooth registration process.

Download and complete the waiver by clicking here.

Programming Dates:
  • Submission opens: September 10th
  • Submission closes: October 23rd

The programming process will be conducted through the Qualtrics Online Survey System. The link for the survey is below. The conference will included four sets of programming, totaling 16 selected/presented programs. There are five categories to choose from including: Diversity & Social Justice, Community Service & Sustainability, Leadership & Team Building, Recognition, and Passive Programming.

* If you would like to submit a passive program, there will be an area designated to showcase these programs. Please make sure to click “Passive Programming” on the submission form so the conference staff can plan enough space to showcase the programs. Also, please make sure that the programs can be easily assembled once you arrive on campus. There will be supplies available if needed; glue gun, scissors, markers, tape, ECT.

**ALL SUBMITTED PASSIVE PROGRAMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND SHOWCASED AT THE CONFERENCE! (They do not count towards the 16 selected/presented programs)

Programming Submission: Click Here!

Philanthropy: Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities


The mission of the Shriners Hospitals for Children is to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment. The hospitals also have a mission to conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of life of children and families. This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children are able to deliver life-changing medical care without placing any financial burden on the families of their patients due to the generosity of donors, volunteers, the non-profit Shrine organization itself, and people like you. No matter how large or small, every gift to the Shriners Hospitals for Children makes a difference in the life of a child.

In Conference:

The philanthropy that will be taking place during the conference will be a few different projects. We have been in contact with the Women’s Shrine Auxiliary of Wisconsin in order to figure out what would be useful to the hospital and to learn more about what they do to help the hospital. Through this we were able to collaborate and came up with the idea to do multiple different crafts at the conference as a way to help the hospital. We will be:
  • • Making fleece tie blankets (Right)
  • • Creating craft kits for the children of the hospital to use
  • • Making pop tab bracelets that the Women’s Shrine Auxiliary will sell and donate all the profits to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities (Left)

Pop Tab Bracelet Blankets


The pre-conference philanthropy will consist of collecting pop tabs. You can collect them before the conference at your individual conferences, events, and programs and bring the collected donations to the conference. The pop tabs are used to pay for wheel chairs and medical items to make a patients home user friendly to them.

You can bring all of the collected pop tabs to us on the day of the conference and we will get them to the Women’s Shrine Auxiliary. Your donations are greatly appreciated and we can’t wait to see all that you’ve collected come to November!

As another form on pre-conference you may also collect winter hats, mittens, gloves and scarfs to be donated to the Winter Haven Warming Shelter located in Menomonie, Wisconsin. UW-Stout’s NRHH chapter raised over $300 last year to help purchase cots for the shelter but they will be in need of winter items for this coming season and they would appreciate your help

The Menomonie Area has several hotel options for delegations that choose to arrive Friday. Lodging accommodations are not scheduled by the WHIL Conference staff but the Communication Coordinators. The conference staff can answer questions about the surrounding Menomonie area as well as give suggestions for lodging, entertainment, dining options, ECT. Below are some of their suggestions, however if you have further questions feel free to contact the conference staff.

Lodging (Click on the hotel name for more information)

AmericInn Menomonie
(800) 634-3444

Country Inns and Suites
(715) 235-5664

Econo Lodge Inn and Suite
(715) 235-9651

Super 8
(715) 235-8889

Restaurants (Click on the restaurant name to see its location on a map)

The Menomonie area offers many dining options to accommodate all dietary needs as well as unique restaurants common to the area. We suggest you try Ted’s Pizza, the Acoustic Café, The Raw Deal or Jeff’s Pizza Shop; it is a UW-Stout favorite. Also check out Stout's Dining Menu on the paper below.


  • Friday
    • • Free Movie
      • The Campaign
        6 PM and 9 PM located in 210 Applied Arts

UW-Stout's Dining Options
Saturday November 10th: University's Dining services will open the Deli and Taco area for more accommodation!

Regular Menu:
Breakfast Burrito
Buttermilk Pancakes
& Deli and Taco Stations Open!


Chicken Rice Soup

Cherry Jell-O Whip
Assorted Breads

Funfetti Cookie
Fruit Cocktail
This conference will be using the newly renovated buildings that reside on the North Campus area of UW-Stout. North Point, Hovlid, and Flemming are all one connected building and Red Cedar is located directly across the street. All facilities being used are ADA accessible and offer uni-sex restrooms.


North Point Dining Facility

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Hovlid Hall offers residents with traditional double and triple rooms on mixed gender floors. The hall is also equipped with laundry facilities, lounges with televisions, study rooms, community kitchens on every floor and is conveniently attached to Flemming Hall and the North Point Dining and Fitness Center.

Fleming Hall

[Photos Coming Soon]

Fleming Hall is currently under renovation and is scheduled to be completed prior to the conference. Fleming Hall will be similar to Hovlid Hall.

Red Cedar Hall

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Red Cedar Hall is suite-style with every suite having 3-4 bedrooms, a common area, kitchenette area and bathroom facilities. The suite roommates are the same gender but the gender of the suites on the floor varies from suite to suite. Red Cedar is equipped laundry facilities, lounges with televisions, study rooms, community kitchens on every floor, conference room and game tables (pool, air hockey and foosball).

*Facilities descriptions taken from the Housing Website.


There are ample options for parking on North Campus, in close proximity to the buildings in which the conference will be taking place in. In addition parking is free during the weekend.

North Campus
  •   Available parking lots Include numbers 21, 32, 11, 9, & 22
  •   North Point Dining Facility is number 65B
  •   Hovlid Hall is number 65
  •   Flemming Hall is number 66
  •   Red Cedar Hall is number 63
Communication Coordinator Resources

The conference staff wants to ensure a smooth conference and in doing so we have created a couple resources that are available to you; a calendar of all the conference dates and deadlines as well as the philanthropy committee will be designing bulletin boards that you can download and print to advertise the different philanthropy projects on your campus and in your community. The bulletin boards will be available September 10th, 2012.

Click here to download the calendar.
Our NRHH Chapter

The University of Wisconsin – Stout Helmuth “Pookie” Albrecht National Residence Hall Honorary chapter is committed to strengthening their four pillars as a way to better the chapter, the residence halls at Stout, and the campus community as a whole. The chapter was awarded the NRHH Building Block of the Year for 2011-2012 at WURHA 2012 and at No Frills 2012. The chapter is continuing to take great strides in increased involvement as numbers this past year have drastically increase and the chapter was able to reach full capacity. Each of our pillars focuses on different activities/programs/projects. We figured we would give you a little idea of some of the things that our chapter here at Stout has done in previous years, so below, you can find a little list of things the four pillars have done. And if you have any questions about any of them, we’d be glad to answer them and can’t wait to hear what your chapter has done when you come to WHIL 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Academic Committee:
  • • Advisement Day Recess
  • • Promoted a world-renounced speaker on campus by advertising, preparing door prize baskets, and presenting at the presentation
  • • Promote NRHH Scholarships given at Housing Banquet
  • • Organize Care Package Distribution
  • • Created and distributed brochures that provided students with information about all of the tutoring services offered on campus

Community Service Committee:
  • • Plan and organize a puppy chow fundraiser (with gluten free puppy chow) for the Winter Haven Warming Shelter in Menomonie
  • • Decorated cards for the elderly home in Menomonie for Valentine’s Day
  • • Paired with ASPIRE Student Services and participated in Feed my Starving Children in the Twin Cities
  • • Paired with RHA to fundraise, promote, and participate in Relay for Life

Leadership Development Committee:
  • • Promote National Residence Hall Honorary through door decorations and posters around campus
  • • Created an online application for the application process
  • • Organize interviews for applicants
  • • Organize Inductions Ceremony
  • • Created and distributed ‘Shoulder Taps’ to individuals on campus who we were trying to recruit

Recognition Committee:
  • • Winter HEC Banquet
  • • A copy of any OTM that submitted will be given with a form of (i.e. card, pen, note, etc.) to the person/group that it is written about
  • • A thank-you and form of recognition (i.e. card, pen, note, etc.) is distributed to the person who submitted the OTM
  • • Gave out different treats to different people involved in the residence halls during National Residence Hall Month

(Below) Our NRHH chapter after Fall 2012 Inductions. NRHH Inductions
(Below) Our chapters WHIL 2011 Conference Attendees. WHIL Conference 2011
(Left) Our NRHH chapter having some fun and taking some random pictures.
(Right) The Helmuth “Pookie” Albrecht National Residence Hall Honorary welcomes you to the University of Wisconsin-Stout and to WHIL 2012 in November! We can’t wait to see all of you!

NRHH FunNRHH Welcomes You
Contact Information

Hello! Please feel free to contact our conference staff with any questions you have. We put all the necessary information on the website and will continue to update it with new information as needed however, if you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to email us; we will be happy to assist you! Please make sure when emailing that you email the appropriate chair to ensure a quick and knowledgeable response. The conference staff will strive for a 48 hour response time with all emails, let it be answering your question, comment or concern or acknowledging your email and letting you know that it is being looked into and we will get back to you shortly.

Conference Staff Emails:

Phone: University Housing at 725-323-1121 (Housing staff will have limited knowledge on the conference so it is best to email the conference staff with questions)