Casey Doran –This was my first semester. I made new friends, learned more about
diversity, developed my skit–making skills, enjoyed performing for many
different groups. I can’t wait for next
Beth Niebuhr—SAT was an eye-opener. It is something that put me out of my comfort
zone to make me grow into a better person.
You get into a leadership position & learn how to interact with
Ethan Stendahl—SAT was a good experience. I met many people from different backgrounds.
It was a great for me because I would have never met them otherwise.
Helped me to develop an open mind and view of other ways of life, and I
met some pretty awesome people.
Emile Mell—When I had to describe what ‘trailer trash’ meant
to a kindergartener, I realized how off our society is. It has challenged me to
think and act how others do. I’ve put on
another ‘set of glasses’ and viewed the world how others may see it.
Nabeel Deane–SAT is a
way to inform people on certain life
situations, and we help people learn to make the right decisions. Overall, I had a very positive learning
experience being in this class. I made
new friends and got different perspectives on situations.
Abby Curley—I’ve been in SAT for 2 years now and I always meet
new people every time. This class is a balance of fun and the practice of
leadership skills. It allows people to
take charge of events among people of all ages 5-90 years old. This class is such a great experience that
everyone should be required to do. But
beware, once you join, you’ll never want to leave!
Taylor Randall—SAT for me has been an escape. Once a week I get away from the craziness of
my life and come here to make friends and learn about diversity. It has been a teaching training ground as
well. I think being in front of
classrooms doing those skits has taught me a little bit about teaching.
Kirsten Long—I have been in SAT 3 years now and I learn
something new every day. I meet the most
amazing people in class and at our events.
SAT puts you in someone else’s shoes for a moment. We have to walk around and get the feel for
what their life may be like. SAT has opened my eyes to what challenges others
may face that I could never imagine on my own.
SAT has taught me how to be an effective leader and how to manage a
large group of people. I have gained so
much self confidence and worth. SAT
opens up conversations on topics that would normally be way too difficult or
uncomfortable to talk about. SAT is a
great way to develop professionally, meet great people, and learn about
yourself and others.
Kate Bigalk—This is my first semester in SAT. I enjoyed the different topics we discussed
and enjoyed playing roles. The relaxed
atmosphere of the class was great.
Michael Bruggink—SAT was a very awesome experience for
me. At first when I signed up for the
class it was just to fulfill my EFN 205 requirement. After the first class and
the first skits I did I learned that this was my favorite class. I always felt very understanding about people’s
differences, but this class opened my eyes even further. I am continuing this class for probably the
next two years at least, and am working on recruiting more people to join.
Evan Olson—Sat was a great way to release some of my
creativeness. I was able to input a lot
of my ideas to contribute to the group and then play the part to people at
schools. Being a science major, I don’t get to do many things like this, so I
think it was a good idea for me.
Sihan Wu—I am an international student at UWL. I joined SAT on my first semester in US. It was a great experience and a opportunity
for me to learn more about the culture and get involved in university life. I
also learned a lot from acting out different characters in the skits. One lesson was do not make judgment about
people when you don’t know all their stories.
By performing skits in different institutions, I also get to meet people
from different backgrounds and learn their attitude about diversity issues. Our instructor Bob is a very nice professor.
I like listening to his stories about traveling to different countries and
meeting different people. SAT is such a
fun class that I decided to take it again on my sophomore year. I like SAT and enjoy every minute of it.
Brian Kent—SAT was a really great experience for me. I am in EFN so I heard about diversity issues
a lot but it was really cool to put myself in people’s shoes who are directly
with diversity issues, whether it is the offender or the victim. SAT was a really good time. I loved making friends and talking about
topics that were prevalent in everyday life.
Angela Allen—SAT was important because it showed me that it
is important to bring up the topics that others might find uncomfortable. It is interesting to hear what other people
had to think about the ‘social topics’ that were brought up in class.
Jason Brandeis – I have been in SAT for 2 semesters. Words cannot express what this meant to me.
Over these past 2 semesters I have met amazing people, been to incredible
places, and had awe-inspiring experiences. I love Hans Fabio and I will be sad
to leave him.
Carissa Mindt—SAT is a place for me to be myself while
working with other people to break down the society/media influenced
stereotypes. SAT gives me the opportunity to make a difference and stand up for
what I personally believe in. Also it
helps me learn and grow as an individual person. Diversity is a key to the world.