Liz KaebStaff Profile

LIZ KAEB

Staff Member of the Week 

February 24, 2014

Major

I am majoring in Biology, pre-med and minoring in Hispanic Studies.

Dream Job

My dream job would be working in an office as a Pediatrician.

Your favorite quote

"Go into the world and do well.  But more importantly, go into the world and do good." -Minor Myers Jr.

How do you reward yourself for a job well done?

Whenever I've accomplished something that's really hard, I like to take time and relax by reading a book or hanging out with friends.

Campus and community involvements beyond ORL

I am involved in DRL which is a student-led, on-campus, Christian organization.  In Tri-Beta, I serve as the Junior Blood Drive Coordinator.  Something that I enjoy as a member of the Ambassador Club is giving tours to prospective students and hosting them for overnight visits.  I am also heavily involved in Global Medical Brigades which I am on the Executive Board as the Education Chair and Spanish Coordinator.

Describe your residence hall floor or community.

Our floor is relatively diverse, and I think that is why I enjoy it so much.  My residents come from all over with a wide variety of majors which makes it even more fun to make connections between them and see new bonds forming.

What’s something you’ve learned from your residents?

I've learned the value of taking study breaks! Be it playing a round of Uno in the lounge or just talking for a few minutes, it's important to step back sometimes and give yourself permission to relax for a minute.

What do you love most about your job?

One of my favorite things about being an RA is the opportunity to get to know people that I may not have otherwise met during my time at IWU due to a difference in majors or age.

What is an important campus resource you wish more students were aware of?

Something that I am always recommending to others is Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) located on the back side of Magill. They are really sweet people who care about you and want to help.  I think it is a very valuable resource for people who are dealing with any number of issues.

What program have you been a part of planning that you’re most proud of?

A really neat co-program that we did as a hall last semester with the ME was creating a Magill IdentiTree.  We taped up a paper tree trunk and leaves on which residents could write a few words that they felt described who they are.  It was really neat to be able to see the great amount of diversity present within Magill.

Advice you have for students looking to increase their leadership skills?  

Get involved with something that you love on campus by either joining a club or creating one! If you truly love what you are doing, that's going to shine through, causing others to look to you.  Don't be afraid to take on small leadership positions to start off.  Those can help you build confidence and leadership skills which will enable you to take on greater leadership roles later on.

Liz's RD, Aaron White, shared the following“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo  The care that Liz displays for residents has greatly contributed to the strong community she has formed on her floor.  Liz realizes and values the importance of a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, the smallest act of caring, all which have the potential to turn a life around. 

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