Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hi Everybody!

Well, this has been a pretty busy semester! I made the Dean's List last semester and I'm hoping to make the Dean's List with Honors this semester! I just finished my last final and i'm getting ready to pack up and move out. However, let me tell you what I've been up to this past few months...

I became a student host this February. Unfortunately, I did not have time to host any student, however, I was glad I was given this wonderful opporunity. I completed the Green Leadership Certificate Program finally! I will move on to the Gold Leadership Program next year. Also, I am one of the new peer mentors for incoming freshman! I hope to provide as much support and guidance to my mentees next year that my peer mentor did for me this year

One of the coolest things I did this semester was attend the annual EUROSIM Conference. EUROSIM which consists of mock simulations of the European Union to better understand this unique entity. There is an annual conference that is alternated between the US and Europe with over 200 students from 22 universitites in both Europe and the United States. I attended this year's conference at Widner University in Chester, PA in which my alter-ego was Dimitris Reppas, an economic minister from Greece, who is part of the EPSCO Council. As a first time participant in EUROSIM, I thought it was such a great experience. It's not everyday that you get to meet ans socialize with people from several different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. It really helped me to understand the way the European Union functions in an interactive environment. We got to present our experience of the trip on Scholar's Day which I think is pretty cool. I'm really excited to attend next year's conference which will be held at the University at Wroclaw, Poland!!!

Brock-the-Port was this past weekend. It was so exciting and amazing! I've never had so much fun in my life and it's a good way to relax and enjoy the weekend with your friends before Finals Week begins. I know it was a good way to celebrate all the hard work I did this semester!

This year has been one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of my life. I've met so many great friends and had so many wonderful experiences during my freshman year at Brockport, especially in McLean Hall and Delta College! I hope the freshman next year enjoy their freshman just as much as I enjoyed mine. I'll miss you Brockport


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dean's List

So I made the Dean's List! Yay! Below is the link. I am so excited! My goal for this semester is to get straight A's and make the President's List.

( <--- This was from the day I went kayaking last semester.)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Formal Dance and Playing in the Snow

Before Christmas break, Delta hosted a Christmas themed formal dance. During Thanksgiving break I bought a dress and some accessories. It was a lot of fun, and there was a great turn out. The music was danceable and upbeat and we did the cha cha slide and several other dances like that. The dance was held in the Benedict-Dobson lounge where my friend Teresa lives. I left my coat there because even though I walked over in my dress and fuggs, I wasn't crazy enough to walk over without my coat.
After the dance, Teresa, my roommate Audra and I ordered calzones and went to the fountain by Tuttle to make snow angels. It was a lot of fun, albeit cold, and we stayed up until 5am just hanging out. It was a nice bonding moment.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Winter Break!!!

Well, today was my last final! I'm home now and I'm kinda starting to miss the 'port a little bit. My best friend, Mike, left Wednesday night, Chelsea left Tuesday, and Yanicka left Thursday morning. I went home for a couple days before that so I said goodbye to everyone Monday night and my boyfriend, Mitch, and I stopped by to say goodbye on our way home from the Olive Garden. I only had 2 actual finals this whole entire week which was pretty nice. I had my first final on Monday which was for International Relations and today's final was for Protest & Public Opinion. Both were pretty easy!

My Human Heritage play for Delta was yesterday! Surprisingly, they were all pretty awesome too watch. The first one was took place in the 80's punk era. The two guys in the play performed a dance to Michael Jackson's, Thriller! That was my favorite part of the show. Our play took place in the 1960's at SUNY Brockport. The theme is basically about two guys trying to sneak past the night desk attendants to tutor some girls. The third play was like a replication of Jersey Shore. It was hilarious. This was my professor, Sandra, last day and it was pretty sad because everyone loves her because she is so sweet! However, we all got "cult" rings as a gift from her to us.

All in all, I'm so excited for winter break! I'm going shopping tomorrow to finish up my Christmas shopping. Also, I'm excited for 5 weeks of nothing but relaxing and sleeping in and having no stress at all! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Decorations

Audra bought a small, real pine tree for our room and we both brought with us from home Christmas lights. We put the tree on our window and the lights around it. Hanging from the middle of the window is a large 3D snowflake that Audra made. Our room looks really nice especially at night when we turn the Christmas lights on and the room light off. You can also see them from outside because our window faces towards Brockway, so people tell us "Oh I love your lights!" Now that it's snowing outside, it makes it feel more like the holiday season than ever. I'm actually going to have to invest on some snow boots instead of using my fuggs.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Break!

Well it's almost time to go home for Thanksgiving break! My roommate Nicole just left to go back to New York City and I'm going home tomorrow. All my classes are cancelled tomorrow which is awesome!

I've been very busy lately with my living learning community. Last weekend we helped out at the Ronald McDonald house making lunches for the families that stay there. Also, we got a tour of the house.

Classes are almost done for this semester. I had a research paper and 2 group presentations for Delta last week so it was stressful. A couple of weeks ago, I had to get up at 6 a.m. to register for classes and my computer wasn't working right so I ran down the hall to get my friend Jeff's computer and woke him up. Because i'm in Delta, we get to register early :). All my friends are just now starting to register when classes are already full.

Also last week, my RD Katy and some of McLean Hall volunteered at the Oxfam Hunger Banquet last week. The ideaof the banquet was to give people an idea of the different economic classes around the world and that we take what we eat for granted. As people started to walk in, they drew what class they were in out of a bag. The low income people had to sit on the floor and eat beans, the middle income people got to sit on chairs and eat beans and rice, while the hgih income people got to eat lasagna. My neighbor, Angela, and I facilitated the low income group and asked questions about how they felt about drawing what class they were in. It was so much fun!

This weekend I went back home to see my best friend Lizzie and we went to see the Orleans County Junior Miss Program. (It kind of sounds like a beauty pageant but it's not haha.)

Today, I applied to be one of the copy editors for The Stylus. I'm currently a staff writer on The Stylus and have written 8 articles for the Lifestyles section. My section editor, Krista, is so nice. :)

I spent my entire Sunday night putting the finishing touches on my resume. Hopefully I get the job!

Well, this was a long blog entry! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ice skating with the Thompson crew

I went ice skating with my friends for the first time last week. It was an interesting experience to say the least. I thankfully didn't fall, but I guess only because I stayed pretty close to the wall while I went around the rink. But the last two times I went around I actually went further out into the rink so I'm real proud of myself. I want to keep trying, but the $3 to rent skates can add up.