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)
Over the semesters and years at college, you’ll accumulate a variety of different roommates. Some will have crazy personalities while others will be mellow and calmer. Some will make you do crazy things such as dress up for an awkward family photo while some will not.
Some will stay with you until you graduate, others will transfer or leave school after a semester. One of my roommates decided to do the latter.
She decided she would trek the nation in a car to Florida.
Did I think she’s crazy? Yes. Every time she talked about it. But you know what? She made it to Florida, stayed there for several months, and came back to Cedar City to visit before moving back home. Oh and she’s going to Baltimore soon.
Reuniting with this crazy woman and other roommates has never felt sweeter.
One day you too, will have roommates with thousands of different memories shared among you. Then you’ll make even more memories when you reunite. Look forward to them!
I love art.
SUU is a great institution if you’re interested in art.
And what is art? Well, everything is art. Athletics, singing, writing, chemistry, cooking, business, visual arts, acting, architecture, biology.
All those things are art.
Why? What makes them art?
Art, to me, needs to be created with passion. So if you are passionate about something you do and you create anything, tangible or not, you are an artist.
Mondo Guerra, Project Runway season 8 runner- up and Project Runway All-Stars winner, came to SUU last week as part of Identity Week. He is passionate about what he does.
“If you apply truth and honesty to what ever you do, you are an artist.” he said.
So there you go.
Passion. Truth and honesty. Create. You’re an artist.
A college education will likely lead to a better career.
And so sometimes, being at college leads to career fairs.
Like last week. Lots of future employers and future employees shaking hands and swapping informational materials. It’s a pretty awesome use of the SUU ballroom.
See? I wasn’t kidding.
College education + career & internship fair = a much happier world for everyone
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
Ok… So I love three day weekends. I think I can say that is true for most everyone. Unless you are a stickler and have no friends/social life, then you might hate three day weekends. But I bet that is not an accurate representation of the population as a whole. Well enough with my blabbing lets get onto the story of a three day adventure.
So in reality I did not do anything all weekend long except homework until Monday hit. I had called my parents and asked them if they would be interested in doing something on Monday. Low and behold they were. So they came down and we headed out to one of SUU’s fun geological neighbors, Cathedral Gorge. For all you students who follow this, directions to the park are easy.
- Head west on 200 north until you can’t head west anymore. (a little over an hour)
- Make a right
- Drive 1 mile
- Turn left
It cost 7 bucks to go into the park, but if you spread this amount up with friends, this whole trip could cost like 3 bucks a piece.
Well what to do here? There are a few hikes and there are these things they call caves, but in reality they are these crazy cool slot canyons that you can wander around in. I will let the pictures explain from here. But this place is awesome.
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.
There are a few advantages of going to school here in Cedar City. One, it is awesome and has some great programs. Two, the people are great and the girl to guy ratio is something like 2:1, so guys you have choices. Three, you are in the heartland of outdoor activities. SUU has two national parks withing an hour and half of campus. There are two or three state parks in about the same distance and we have one of the coolest national monuments within 20 minutes, and that is what I am going to talk about today.
About a week ago my fiance and I had the opportunity to go to Cedar Breaks on a snowshoeing excursion. Every winter during the months of January and February they have free (yes I said free) snowshoeing up at Cedar Breaks that is guided by their park rangers. There is a local meet up spot, usually in the Cedar City Visitor Center where everyone gathers in the morning and then carpools up the mountain.
After a bit of a drive and a stop at Brian Head Ski Resort, we headed up the road until we could go no farther. Here we hopped out of the vehicles and strapped the snowshoes onto our feet and began our adventure.
I feel like pictures right now would do this story more justice then me just telling you. So here we go.
This is the beginning of the hike. Walking down hill is much easier then anything else. Also remember, you cannot really walk backwards so to make any type of technical turn is a guaranteed way to end up falling.
After going and exploring a little on our own, we took a rest on a snow bank. All that walking and shuffling over heats you. It was 24 degrees up there but we were walking around in just our long sleeve shirts.
We headed into the woods after our stop and saw some cool things. Also take note, don’t walk to close to trees, especially little ones like this. The snow builds up around them and creates big open pockets that you can sink down into and is difficult to get out of.
After stopping at the ranger outpost and enjoying lunch we headed back and took some pictures along the ridge. We had a lot of fun that day and the great part of it all was that it was free for both of us to go! Check it out when you guys come down.
Looking for help with your classes?
Want to learn some better study habits?
Is your professor concerned?
Need help figuring out how to talk to your professor about the issue?
Would you like some free tutoring?
Look no further than your local SANS team on campus!
The Student Assessment Notification System is a program on campus designed to help professors connect their students with resources that will help them succeed. I get the awesome job on campus to be the “SANS Coordinator.” As a grad student, I work hard to coordinate efforts of the SANS team, all of the mentors, and instructors or departments on campus. I love my job. A lot! I work with some of the most amazing people at SUU!
Last semester SANS reached almost 1,600 students and worked with 179 professors or instructors on campus. There’s a good chance current Tbirdnation-ers received an alert (Satisfactory, Concerned, or Unsatisfactory) and later received a call from a SANS mentor. This is a very good thing. The 12 SANS mentors all work very hard to help students however they can. So if you’re looking into coming to SUU, be excited that YOU can have your very own SANS mentor here to help you out. And for those of you on campus, if you get a call, text, or email from a SANS mentor, answer them and let them help you!