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April 24, 2014

Paul "Ripples Guy" Wesselmann

Since 1990, Paul has worked with hundreds of organizations to create dynamic presentations that inspire and inform.

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History / Resume
Please see the Biosketch page or the Event Planning page if you need a biosketch for printed materials or for a prepared introduction.

Education

M.A. College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
1991 CSP Graduate Student of the Year

B.A. Psychology, McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois
Resident Director, Head Resident Assistant
School Mascot, Student Center Coordinator


Experience

Creator, Stone Soup Seminars Aug 1990 - Present

  • Training and development seminars for hundreds of organizations
  • Keynote addresses at local, regional, and national leadership conferences
  • Consulting and one-on-one coaching for supervisors and managers

Director of Volunteer Services , AIDS Network, Madison WI Oct 1995 - Apr 1997

  • Coordinate recruitment, selection, and training of volunteers
  • Serve on management team to help direct policy and vision

Residence Life Coordinator, University of Wisconsin-Madison Oct 1992 - Oct 1995

  • Managed residence halls of 550 - 850 students
  • Supervised 8 - 12 paraprofessionals, advised hall association
  • Recipient of "1994 Residence Life Staff of the Year"

Assistant Director of Residence Life Beloit College, Wisconsin Jul 1991 - Oct 1992

  • Managed 14 halls housing 900 students, supervised 42 resident assistants
  • Organized accommodations for summer conferences


Related Experience

Student Wellness Center Coordinator Bowling Green State University, Ohio

  • Managed operation of peer listening/resource center with staff of 25 students
  • Taught peer education course and team-taught two graduate-level courses

Assistant Director of Residence Life Heidelberg College, Ohio

  • Assisted in supervising team of 37 resident assistants, six resident coordinators

Research Assistant Owens Corning Fiberglas, Toledo, Ohio

  • Designed research instrument to access treatment outcomes and client satisfaction of Employment Assistance Program

Camp Counselor Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, Illinois

  • Summers 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987
  • Aquatic Director, 1987, Head Lifeguard, summers 1984, 1986
  • Lodge Chief, Honor Camping Society, 1987 - 1988
  • Received four campers' choice awards and an administrative citation


Community Involvement

  • Blair House Condo Board President [2004, 2007], Treasurer [2005]
  • Volunteer Trainer, United Way [2002-2007]
  • Lakewood Gardens Condo Board [1999-2001]
  • Volunteer Management Consultant, Briarpatch [1997-1998]
  • Support Group Facilitator, Parental Stress Center [1996-1997]
  • Co-host, Inside Out, weekly talk radio show, WTSO-AM Madison [1996]
  • Emotional Support Volunteer, AIDS Network [1993-1995]
  • Eagle Scout [December 1984]
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Paul's Pick
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Waking Life
An animated thought experiment which follows a man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld. What is dreaming? What is waking up? Are we always awake? Or perhaps never? The animation is freaky cool, and the message is even more so!