Thursday, March 27, 2008

Busy times on Campus

There is so much going on around campus these days! Let me give you a brief run-down: Next weekend (April 4th-5th) is the Ethics in Health Care Conference, but there have been events and speakers this week too. On Tuesday, Edmund Pellegrino, M.D., the Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, gave his speech, "Bioethics and Politics: Mixed Marriage or Shotgun Wedding?" Then, today the Advanced Public Speaking Class presented a forun on "Ethics, Health Care and Today's Student." Then next Thursday there will be a film screening of Michael Moore's "Sicko" followed by a faculty panel. Friday will open the Conference and Dr. Jocelyn Elders, former Surgeon General of the United States, will be speaking on "Differential Health Care in African-American Communities." All day there will be other various panels and presentations. On Saturday, Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, “The Covered and the Uncovered: The Ethics of Failing to Ensure Health Coverage for all Americans.” He will also serve on a panel, discussing End-of-Life Issues.

I am really excited about this conference. Right now in my Social Problems class we are learning about Health Care and the problems associated with our health care program in the U.S.

Also happening on Campus: Mary Strange is speaking about Women and Hunting tonight in East Hall Little Theatre...tomorrow is the Friends of Lane Library Used Book Sale (books are $0.50-1.00!!)...Fiction writer Justin Cronin will be in Lane Library and also do a book signing...and there is also the Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting this weekend! So there will be a lot of people on campus! But, as they say: the more, the merrier!


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Over the hump!

I am so happy today is Wednesday! I had a Chemistry test this morning that I spent ALL of last night studying for, so I'm glad that's over. The rest of the week should be downhill from here...I have a take home portion of my Stats test due Friday so that's the only "long-term" project I have to plan for! Then Friday and Monday are ACCEPTED STUDENT DAYS!! Jess and I are hosting girls for both nights, so that should be a lot of fun!

Tonight, the Pre-Med Society is selling hot dogs in the Quads for $1! It should be a beautiful night to be outside and I could definitely go for a hot dog or two! :)


Monday, March 24, 2008

Mini Spring Break!

Yesterday afternoon I returned from a whirlwind weekend in Milwaukee! It was a perfect little get-away! I wanted to go home for Easter, but it's a long drive for my parents to pick me up from Ripon and then drive me back home and then bring me back and drive back home, so I went home with Nick for the weekend and then my parents came over and met us in Milwaukee! We went to a show on Saturday night called "Hula Hoop Sha Boop" and then went out to dinner and walked around downtown Milwaukee. It was a little chilly, but it's always fun to be in a big city!

Reality set in though when I got back to campus. I have an exam today and another one on Wednesday, so I will be busy studying for the next few days! It was worth it though! I had a great mini-vacation of a weekend!


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy SPRING!!!

I am so happy that it is finally and officially Spring! And boy are we glad! The view around campus is cheerful as we start seeing less snowbanks and more shorts! I can only hope this sunny weather continues!

Today I had two classes: a chemistry discussion at 8 a.m. and then a lab for Research Design and Statistics from 10:10-12, but I got done early! Now I am spending this beautiful afternoon inside doing homework! :( But hopefully that means I can go to bed early tonight!!

Tonight SMAC is sponsoring "Funny Money," which includes a speaker and fun activities to help learn about budgeting our money. There are also going to be CASH prizes, so I might have to check that out!

Happy Spring!


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Back in the Swing of Things!

I'm back! Spring Break was great; I was able to relax and rest up! But it is always good to come back and see everyone again! The Commons is probably the best place to see people after break, so of course I had to go there for dinner Monday night!

It's hard to believe, but this week is registration for next semester! On Monday I picked up my registration packet and a course listing, now I have appointments to meet with my advisors to plan my schedule. I am also going to officially declare my Psychology and Spanish majors and my Sociology minor! Exciting!!

It's pretty busy around here, as usual. Today I am giving a presentation in Spanish, I need to talk to the Chair of the Art Department to see if a course I want to take this summer will transfer, I need to meet with my THREE advisors, and do homework! ...I also want to get some sleep! We've only been back three days and I am already exhausted! :)


Friday, March 7, 2008

Goodbye Midterms, Hello Spring Break!

I just finished my last midterm! What a relief! Now the time is mine to relax and enjoy! I am staying on campus tonight, then tomorrow I have to ref a Junior Olympic volleyball tournament on campus, then it's home to Minnesota! My dad is coming to get me tomorrow, so I have to get packed up! ...I'll do that after I go to a fish fry tonight with some of the baseball guys! :)

See you in a week!


Thursday, March 6, 2008

So close I can almost taste it...

Spring Break is 48 hours away! This morning Jess, Lindsey, and Theresa left for their Alternative Spring Break Service trip to Panama, so it's going to be a quiet night on 3rd East! :( I'm not doing any service trips or going out of the country...I'm just going back to Minnesota. I haven't seen my family in over two months now, so it'll be great to catch up and spend time with them.
Today I turned in the introduction to my Psychology research project, so all I have left this week is a Spanish exam tomorrow! It's the first of the two exams all semester, so I'm a little nervous! But I'll spend the afternoon studying, so I should be good to go! Then hopefully I can get to bed early and enjoy breakfast in the Commons tomorrow morning! I love the omelets! :) mmm!



Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I love my roommate!

Yesterday morning both Jess and I didn't have class until 1 p.m. so we had a little getting ready party! We played music--everything from Disney to Dispatch to Hanson--and we danced around the room as the sun poured in the windows! It was so fun. We decided that sunny days and music make all the difference in the morning!

My day was off to a great start! Then I had lab from 1-4, followed by dinner, a little studying, and a S.M.A.C. meeting. In S.M.A.C. we're planning for our biggest event of the year: SPRINGFEST! It is a day-long celebration held in the end of April featuring live music, activities, and great food. This year Quietdrive is headlining, along with Treaty of Paris...and others! It is going to be a lot of fun!

This afternoon Joe and I are recording in the WRPN FM recording studio! I am really excited! After we get the passage recorded we will be set to start running our study after Spring Break!

Then tonight Jess, Lauren, and I might go shopping! Jess is going on an Alternative Spring Break Trip to Panama through the college and needs to pick up a few more things. And I, of course, am never opposed to shopping! So I think we might go to Oshkosh or Fon du Lac sometime this evening!

So much to do!


Monday, March 3, 2008

In like a lion...

March is definitely roaring in like a lion! Last night as I was watching HGTV with Lauren and Jess we all oohed and ahhed as the lightening bolts flashed outside the window--it was beautiful! We wanted to go on a walk but we knew the rain would be coming soon. And it did. Followed by snow during the night. That combination made for very slippery sidewalks this morning!

But I have exciting news! I'm headed to Spain in a year! I just met with Professor Fuerch on Friday and we talked about studying abroad...for an hour! I was so excited to learn about all the opportunities Spain has to offer; it truly is incredible. I also found out that it's possible for me to major in Spanish! I didn't think it was an option for me. I had taken three years of Latin in high school, so I had started my Spanish career at Ripon in Elementary Spanish 111. I stopped taking Latin after two years, but I have continued with Spanish. It will tough, but extremely rewarding in the end!

Tonight I'm going to Pastimes for all you can eat wings! I can't wait! :) mmm mmm