Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tasty Tuesday

Today was a good day to catch up on sleep--I took two naps! :-) Tonight Black Student Union is sponsoring "Soul Food" in Great Hall -- it is soooo good! The Spirituality Association of Ripon College is hosting psychology professor Joe Hatcher, who will be speaking about psychology's view of religion and spirituality tonight. Also tonight SMAC is voting on a president for next year, and I'm on the ballot! I better go get some homework done so I can do all of these things tonight!!


Monday, February 26, 2007

A Wintery Weekend

This weekend was was a sudden return to winter--we got about two feet of snow in all! Friday night, I had a prospective student stay with me from Colorado, which was a lot of fun! We attended a presentation by a former porn and sex addict, Michael Leahy, which was very interesting and well-attended by the student body. Saturday was the final Pickard Scholarship Day, and I was on the current student panel again. Then Saturday afternoon we took a trip to Oshkosh and Fon du Lac in search of beads for the Mardi Gras lounge party hosted by Theta Chi that night. On Sunday, SMAC sponsored Winterfest, which consisted of sledding on Sadhoff, Plank Teamwork Skiing, Pictionary Face Painting, and Dress the Snowman.
Today, a few classes were cancelled because of professors traveling in the snow, but fortunately (or unfortunately) I had all of my classes today!


Friday, February 23, 2007

Last day of our pseudo-spring?

The last few days have ben gorgeous out! This morning when we went for our 3 mile run for the Half-Marathon Class, the weather was perfect! Today I also woke up before that and got to the Fitness Center just as it was opening at 6:30, so I started the day off well! I had a Spanish exam and then the rest of the day has been downhill from there! Tonight there is a speaker coming in, Michael Leahly, to talk about his addiction to sex and porn. It is called "Porn Nation" and it should be very interesting. I also have a prospective student coming to stay with me tonight from Colorado, so that should be fun as well!

Hopefully I will be able to catch up on some sleep as well this weekend with all the snow that is expected!


Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Winding Down of a Busy Week

This weather this week has been absolutely gorgeous, however homework has kept me indoors for much of my time. Last night the volleyball team got together to play Wallyball in the Recquetball courts, which was a lot of fun! Chefs Anonymous also had their homemade bread night last night! Tonight SMAC is showing the movie "Ray" with Jamie Foxx in Bear Auditiorium at 9pm, so if I'm finished with my homework, hopefully I will be able to catch a little of that!


Monday, February 19, 2007

Mega-packed Monday!

Today was pretty busy! I had three classes and I lunch-hosted a prospective student from Minnesota for lunch. I worked for two and a half hours and then had a quick dinner before my first Italian class. My professor that I had for FYS is originally from Italy and speaks at least five different languages, and she is offering an introductory Italian course. There are elementary and intermediate levels and each are offered three times a week. However, it is not offered for credit (at least this semester!). I had talked to her last semester about teaching Italian at the college, so I'm very excited she is now! Hopefully it will be offered as a course for credit next year!!!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Fun Friday!

Today I lunch-hosted a student from Minnesota, which is where I am from, so that was really neat. We went to the commons where they were giving out free hugs because it was Friday, so I obviously had to take advantage of that and I ended up walking away with three hugs! :-) Today there was another Psychology candidate, a visiting professor from Beloit, who made a presentation this afternoon entitled "Risks for Binge Eating During the Transition to University." It sounded very interesting to me, but unfortunately I was unable to go.
Tonight is Exrava-GAME-za, an event sponsored by Residence Life, where you can go and play in game shows such as Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune, and the Price Is Right. And I heard there are over $500 in prizes!!!
Tomorrow night the Black Student Union (BSU) and the fraternity Sigma Chi are hosting a lounge party, and Sunday night is open gym for volleyball, so with all that is going on, it is sure to be a fun weekend!


Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Caring Spirit Still in the Air!

Yesterday for Valentine's Day I went out to dinner with a bunch of girls to the Red Apple, only a three-minute drive from campus. They have a bit of everything--from breakfast to wraps to Itlaian and Stir-Fry. It was a lot of fun, and not very expensive either! Then we went to the Chapter 6 concert, which was really neat! The things they could do with their voices were just amazing! I know a lot of couples on campus cooked dinner for one another in the kitchens in the dorms or in apartments or houses, but there were a lot of people just hanging out too, loving the single life. There was definitely something for everyone to do!
Today, students and staff on campus still have love in their hearts and are participating in the Community Blood Center Blood Drive today in Great Hall. Almost everyone I've talked to is donating blood, so hopefully we can help out a lot of people!


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! YYY

Tonight on campus we have a Valentine’s Concert: an cappella group from Southern Illinois, Chapter 6. Their shows are filled with a comedy-infused blend of pop, jazz, gospel, and rock and are sure to bring about spontaneous bursts of laughter and applause throughout the show. Their high-energy performances feature diverse repertoire ranging from freshly arranged swing standards and pop/rock covers to signature pieces such as “Ode to Krispy Kreme,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and their very own version of “The Wizard of Oz.”
I have a paper and a case report due today, so tonight is my night to celebrate! I am going out with some girlfriends for dinner downtown and then to the concert!

Y Christy

Friday, February 9, 2007

Finally Friday!

I am so glad the weekend is here! I need to take some time to catch my breath and catch up on sleep! It was quite the week...I ran 12 miles this week in training for my half-marathon, wrote a paper for English, filled out an application to be a member of Orientation Committee, completed my Spanish workbook, wrote two paragraphs in Spanish, and also studied for a Spanish exam! But thank goodness that exam is over with! The first exam with a new professor is always a mystery, you don't quite know what to expect! But I soon forgot about the exam and I lunch-hosted a prospective student who was interested in playing volleyball, so that was a lot of fun.
Tonight is the St. Jude's "Up 'Til Dawn" finale at Storzer from 10pm-5am and it's a Costume themed too, so that should be a lot of fun! Tomorrow night is Merriman's formal and then Sunday I am participating in an online chat with students from 3-5, so come chat with us!!


Thursday, February 8, 2007

It feels like a Friday!

I have been mixed up all week, and today definitely feels like a Friday to me! But thank goodness it's not! I have a Spanish exam tomorrow and I was supposed to have an exam in Psychopathology also, but we convinced Dr. Petersik to move it back to Monday! So I will have to study for that tonight, but I also need to train for the half-marathon and I've always wanted to go to one of the rRRUMBA dance classes! Tonight they are teaching tango! But I'll have to see how the studying goes, I didn't really study last night because I went to the mall in Fon du Lac to find a dress to wear to Merriman's formal this weekend. I found a dress--for $7!!--but I missed Chefs Anonymous' Mexican Night! :( Oh well, there are many tasty nights to come!


Tuesday, February 6, 2007

We had our fingers crossed...

I think the entire student body had their fingers crossed that classes would be cancelled due to the below-zero temperatures, but we weren't all that surprised when we found ourselves waddling to class dressed in layers and wrapped in scarves! But the cold temperatures haven't stopped candidates from coming to Ripon College. These last couple of days we have had a couple candidates for professors in the Psychology department and in the English department on campus. They both made presentations yesterday and I really wish I could have attended them, especially the psychology one entitled "The knowing hand: handwriting and human cognition."


Monday, February 5, 2007

A nice but COLD weekend!

This weekend was very very cold! Friday morning I went for a three-mile run with my half-marathon class, and Professor Hatcher actually gave permission for us not to do the run, but with the class being "Theories in Motivation," I found myself wanting to prove that I could do the run even when he gave us an opportunity to quit.
Then Friday night we had our first off-season practice/open gym for volleyball. Everyone came and we scrimmaged with some Alumni and a couple baseball guys, it was a lot of fun and great to play again! We will start having open gyms on Sunday nights and whenever the basketball teams are away.
Saturday was the first of two Pickard Scholarship Days and I was on a Current Student Panel for that, which was a lot of fun. It's hard to believe that only a year ago I was in there! The time sure flies!
Last night Sigma Chi had a Super Bowl party in their lounge, so for $5 it was all the brats, nachos, chips, soda, hot dogs you could eat! It was a lot of fun, but we had a lot of disappointed Bears fans!