I would normally start this introductory blog with the typical “hi! my name is …”, but I’m going to try something different.
If you are still reading this, you have made a wise choice. You, good sir/ma’am, are reading a blog by Anthony “Tony” Lyen. That’s right! THE Tony Lyen!
Let me tell you a few things about myself. First of all, I am going to be a Junior in the Fall 2011 semester, and I am double majoring in Elementary Education and Multimedia Journalism. I attended St. Laurence High School, and I am from Chicago, Illinois (right near Midway Airport).
I first heard about Lewis from my older cousin, Tommy. He graduated here and liked it, so I decided to have a look. I loved the campus, and I felt there was enough distance from my house where I could feel close to home yet a little independent. I came in as an undecided major, but I felt confident the staff at Lewis could help me find not only a major but also a future.
I got involved fast at Lewis. I knew the best way to enjoy my next four years here was to join organizations and get to know as many people as possible. Although I have only been here 2 years now, I have been involved with quite a lot. I became an Orientation Group Leader (OGL for short) last summer, but we’ll get back to that in a minute. I got a job on campus as a Resident Assistant in Founders Hall, a freshman residence hall. I am currently a navigator, which is essentially a tour guide of the campus. I am also on Food Committee, and this fall, I will be the Associate Director for Koinonia 45, which is a retreat held by Lewis University Ministry where one gets to experience God, oneself, and others, and I will start my role as the Assistant Tempo Editor for Lewis’ newspaper, The Flyer.
I am currently living in South Hall over the summer. Why am I here you ask? Well, I am once again an OGL. As an Orientation Group Leader, I help lead the first-year and transfer student orientations. I work with 9 other OGLs, all composed of students. The job is a blast! I get to know the incoming students, and I become closer with the faculty and staff here!
Well, I think I may be rambling now. I am excited to write more, learn more, and share it all with you!