As the semester winds down, I can’t help but think of the great fun I’ve had, the new friends I’ve made, and the opportunities for growth I’ve faced.
One thing I really enjoy is being able to work at the University Journal, the newspaper on campus. I have grown so much as a writer and writing is a skill that is necessary in almost every career. It’s been fun taking story assignments that get me out of my comfort zone and expose me to new things.
Considering the hours all the Journal staff puts in, we really aren’t paid, especially the fantastic editor-in-chief, Whitney, but we do it because we love it. I also like seeing my name in print. I’m kinda vain like that.
There is nothing so terribly discouraging as having your story colored red with the revision notes of a copy editor, but also nothing more encouraging as having a story come back from the copy editor with only a few corrections/revisions.
It’s a phenomenal experience and I’m excited to continue working there next year.
I think writing AP (Associated Press) style is something everyone should experience. It definitely makes you think. And it also makes you grow as a writer.
Hey guys! This week and last week have been utterly crazy but, so much fun. Due to school and trying to get everything figured out for my next semester, my life has been anything but slow and normal.
A midst all the craziness, I was able to take 30 minutes of my time to take a breather and go up the canyon right next to SUU to star gaze. It was a blast! The benefit to living in Cedar and attending SUU is that you don’t have to go far and be in civilization, and you don’t have to go far to be in the gorgeous mountains to the east. Along with the fact that SUU has so many different places to go so you aren’t ever bored inside, we have an amazing outdoors engagement center that has many classes and hosted activities to get you out and enjoying the beautiful places around you.
Whether you like the city or are more of a country guy or gal (like me) SUU is definitely the place for you. It has some of everything and it makes living here and being at SUU amazing and fun every day of the year.
This week at SUU has been a fun one. (Most weeks tend to be that way). Anyway, this week has been Founders Week. It may sound a little boring to you, however I can tell you that it is completely awesome and a lot of fun. Learning about the history of your school and how far it’s come can really change the way you think and feel about it. SUU was started from humble beginnings and it has grown to be the Best in the West.
Today was a lot of fun. All the students on campus were given the opportunity to eat free lunch at 3 different areas and then have cake at the library. Along with the food, each station had some Alumni’s talking about each of the steps that the founders of our school had to take, as well as giving us a paper. This paper was a passport, and if you went to every station and got your paper stamped, you got the opportunity to get entered into a drawing for some really cool SUU paraphernalia.
The rest of the week is full of fun things to do as well so I am excited to see what else is going to happen!
Here are some pictures from the day
Hello, dear reader.
I don’t know why, but when I get sick, I get really sick. Now is one of those times.
Rather than bore (or disgust you) with graphic details of my symptoms, I’ll post a little video that I made for my Orientation Leader introduction.
P.S. If you come to SUU, you get to do Orientation! And I might be your OLeader! How cool would that be?! Super cool.
It’s that time of year again! Where the high schools pull out the ballots and the assemblies to introduce the hopeful candidates for the next year’s student government. When I graduated and left high school, I thought my days for voting and running for a position were over! How wrong could I be?! Starting yesterday, SUU students got a taste of what running for student government in college includes. There are three different parties, the Be Real campaign, the Impact campaign, and the Be Bold campaign, who all have an executive board and a board of senators for each college who are running. So the basic structure is the same, but the intensity of who to vote for is 100 times more. The person you vote in to your student government for college has the ability to get money for your college, meaning more scholarships. They also have the ability to affect the student fees. So, learning about everyone’s platforms is really important.
I like being in college and having the idea that I can make a real difference in how things play out in my college and in the university.
Voting week for student government is really fun. Not only do you get to meet a bunch of really cool people, but you also get a ton a free stuff! Free shirts and awesome watches! So when you come to college, look out for this week! And when you get older, run for a position, and get involved directly in your education!
Here are the three different campaign designs. (None of the pictures belong to me)
I love SUU. I love Cedar City. The community is amazing and (in my opinion) the weather is fantastic. You really can’t beat waking up to a heater going, freshly fallen snow on the ground and a cup of warm apple cider that your roommate made for you.
So as you think of which school to come to, don’t forget SUU’s gorgeous landscape that is open to you. Even if you don’t like the snow, you have the option of sunny St. George to escape to once in awhile. Just as long as you come back
Hey everyone! I am actually blogging on time today!! WOOHOO! ;D
Anyway, one thing that I have really enjoyed about college is the fact that I can go out and do crazy things (not that crazy.) for people and with people! It’s a real blast. Take this for instance. There have been a couple really awesome times that I have been able to go out and play in the snow in the middle of the night with my friends, right outside our apartment. I’ve been able to go on Tacco Bell runs for my entire floor. Just fun things like that. Last night, because I am a Community Attache, I was able to go and heart attack all the doors in the Resident Halls last night for they could wake up on Valentines and have something to make their day brighter. I was a lot of fun!
As I was decorating the hall ways, I decided that I really wanted to heart attack my friend, who has been stressing lately, and hopefully make his day a little brighter. I had a lot of help and at about 1:30 am we went to his house to heart attack his Jeep, and it wasn’t there!! So, because it was so late, we resorted to heart attacking his apartment door. Luckily we had put his name on some of the hearts! After we were done, his door was COVERED! It was soo awesome. I got a text from him about 2 hours later in utter surprise. He was so happy.
My mission was complete! I was so happy that I had the opportunity to go out and help someone. In college, you can do a lot of things like this! Because you don’t have your parents there anymore, you actually have to do your own service So when you attend college, keep in mind that even though you are all grown up, everyone still needs help and to be served every once in a while.
One of my favorite things about my glorious Tbirdnation is that being at SUU automatically presents me with lots of opportunities to give, take, share, learn, grow, expand, and learn what it is to be a contributing member of society. Last Friday when I walked into the Sharwan Smith Student Center, first thing I saw was a giant sign that said, “Here’s a great chance to give of yourself, help save lives, and learn and grow in some really awesome ways!” Okay, what it actually said was more like “Blood Drive Today” but I like to read between the lines.
The SUU Nursing program in conjunction with the American Red Cross hosted this blood drive last week. It is one of their routine events. You can find blood drives on campus pretty regularly which is great. Whether you’re a first-time donor or into your fourth gallon of donations (like, cough, cough…me) it’s an exciting experience to donate blood. I’ll send thanks out to lots of people: to the Nursing program, Red Cross, Tbirdnation, and SUU, all for helping me save lives and contribute to society right from the comfort of my very own student center.
My first time donating blood was as a student at Snow College many years ago and I’ve been a giver ever since. I’m a firm believer in sharing what you can to help those in need! It’s really nice that SUU provides opportunities like this to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Come on over to SUU and GIVE!
Hey everyone! So last week, being that it was the first week back to school, they had welcome back week. It has been talked about a lot, I know, but the most enjoyable part of the week for me was the Past, Present, Or Whatever Suits You Dace DJ by Marcus Wing on Saturday night! It was right in the middle of the Student Center, in the Rotunda. Really interesting place to have a dance, but it was a ton of fun.
Being my mothers daughter, I of course went to the dance in my 80′s garb. The tight stretch pants, the huge bangs, converse. You know, the works! I didn’t go alone either. I was accompanied by my roommate and two other friends from across the hall. 3 of us pulled off the 80′s look quite well, and one of us took on a different look from a different time. Can you tell what she is dressing from??
If you guessed Wayne’s World, you got it!
Here are some other pictures from the dance. Photo’s courtesy of my roommate and friend.
Anyway, the dance was crazy fun and I had a blast being there. SUU knows how to make a dance fun. The music was great and the lights that Marcus Wing puts up are always really awesome. So, as you get ready for college, don’t forget that SUU is where it’s at. Always has been and always will be. Past, present, and future, SUU has it.
There are only so many hours in a day. 24 of them if I remember correctly. Tuesday follows Monday. There are a couple middle days. Eventually comes the weekend. And if we lather-rinse-retweet this weekly cycle over and over again, you’ll eventually have your life. It seems some people can fit a lot into their hours, days, weeks, months, and life. I, dear folks, strive to be one of those girls. There are so many things to be done and only so much time in which to do them.
This is why I made so many deliberate chronemic choices over my Winter Break: I wanted to fit a lot into my waking hours. Over the course of my three week break between semesters I worked full time for 2 1/2 of those weeks at a really awesome job that I LOVE, I slept in once (okay, three times!), did lots of shopping, attended lots of holiday celebrations, spent lots of time with friends, took advantage of being in the City of Salt Lake, and found myself completely rejuvenated for the new semester.
If there are only going to be 24 hours in a day, and only seven days in a week, and only three weeks in a winter break, I feel lucky that I know how to pack in the adventures. And now that I’ve done my share of resting, relaxing, and rehabilitation…I’m ready to gear up for more schooling. SUU is the place to do it, that’s for sure!
Here are a couple of pictures of my Winter Break adventures!
There were certainly more adventures, those were just some of my favorites. And now, after sufficiently celebrating my winter break, I’m ready for spring semester to HAPPEN! Go T-birds!