I hope everyone had a fantastic spring break! Although it is now over, it only means we are coming up to Easter break and very soon!
Today was such a glorious day! I can’t believe how beautiful it was and I’m getting really excited for spring to finally come.
I’m also looking forward to campus visit day coming up this Saturday. I hope to see you there!
Have a great week and enjoy this great weather before it starts getting into the rainy season!
Talk to you soon!
Well spring break is upon us and it couldn’t come a minute too soon. I have been DRAINED after this past week. from Sunday to Tuesday I wrote 21 pages worth of essays for scholarships and homework essays. It will be very nice to just sleep in and not do anything. Classes are going very well this semester, so far straight As. I just can’t believe that the semester is about half over. I can’t wait until summer, or well even when we get consistent 60 degree weather. I can’t wait to start mountain biking again and running Lewis’s nature trail.
I started volunteering to help Women in Aviation, partially because I have friends in in, but more so that my girlfriend is in it so I “volunteered” to join. Last Friday they held a fundraiser called “Extreme Home Makeover Box Edition.” It was held in the field house and we gathered all of the boxes from the furniture from the new science wing and attendees build their own box forts. It was an all night event but I only stayed until 1. I had work the next day and didn’t want to be completely wiped out.
My name is Hailey and I’m so excited to start blogging!
I am a Freshman here at Lewis University and am studying Nursing.
I am also a resident on campus and am loving it!
I’m currently involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Harmonic Uprising, Feed My Starving Children and Empty Bowls. I enjoy each and every one of these activities and hope to do more very soon!
I hope school is going really well! Enjoy it, it goes quick!
I’ll talk to you all soon!
So easily one of the most exciting displays of volleyball was performed on February 23, with our very own Lewis Flyers taking on the empowering Ohio State Buckeyes. One thing the Buckeyes didn’t know when they arrived was that they were going to walk away to the sounds of a packed gym chanting, “Start the buses.” That’s right; we won 3 sets to 1, like we did last year at home. Overall, Lewis athletics are putting on a show as the volleyball team continues their winning streak and the men’s basketball team continues on to the conference tournament. In case you didn’t know, I love sports; therefore, I really follow the Lewis athletics programs.
Furthermore, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters program is going great, and this last week the Wolf man came to campus. This guy isn’t really a “real” wolf man, but he did bring with him a real wolf, skunk (deskunked), a porcupine, a coyote, and a woodchuck. My favorite just happened to be the skunk. Just to remind you as well, BB/BS is a mentoring organization where people like me are paired up with children who need guidance in their live between the ages of 7 and 12. It’s awesome.
Lastly, Peer Ministry is going awesome as an NBA 2k 12’ tournament for the XBOX 360 has started and an intramural volleyball team from our dorm is going to be awesome. Wednesday also was the kick-off to Lent and over 700 students and faculty attended Ash Wednesday services…I even joined the choir. But trust me, I’m not the Beatles. Anyway, good luck your college searches and you’ll hear from me soon.
Hello again! So much has happened in just a few short weeks and the semester is zipping by, inching closer to spring break. Big Brothers/ Big Sisters has started and continues into its 3rd week. The program continues to have great success. For those of you who don’t know what it is all about, each student in the grammar school program is paired up with a Lewis student and one-on-one mentoring continues for about an hour every week. This privately funded organization helps so many kids around the world and the Lewis chapter continues to do the same.
Intramurals continues to have a great impact on the university as 5 v. 5 basketball has come to an end and the great Arena Football league is set to begin on Monday. The games will be played on the basketball courts in the field house in one of the most epic intramural sports the university has to offer.
Overall, classes are going great and I continue to enrich my business horizon. Peer Ministry is also a blast. Happy College Hunting!
Hi guys! It’s been a while since the last post, and boy have things changed! I’m loving the new semester, even with all the crazy stuff I have to do. Good news though… The BRAND NEW science center is finally open!!!
As a chemistry major, this is probably the most exciting thing to happen to us. The new building is BEAUTIFUL and its environmentally friendly too! The building was made out of recycled materials, has energy efficient systems, occupancy sensors for the rooms, and elements of solar and wind power. It truly demonstrates some of the best parts of science, with “green science” becoming a more prominent field.
The new building has 3 floors, each devoted to a specific major. The top floor is biology, the main floor is chemistry, and the bottom is physics. The professors offices line the glass side of the building, making them easily accessible to the students. There are brand new labs, prep rooms, as well as research labs on each floor, with the labs functioning as well as classrooms. The building is amazing and I love spending most of my days there! And most of the incoming students will be able to experience the beauty of this building, regardless of their major. As part of the general education requirements here at Lewis, 2 science courses (including lab!) must be taken. And even though some people may strongly dislike science and all that has to do with it, there are PLENTY of options that students can choose from. (And if you can’t find one, just take in the beauty of the building )
And on that note, I have to go finish my lab report for Analytical Chemistry. Until next time!
Well the Semester has landed, and so far, so good. Classes for this semester are actually going pretty well. Search for Faith ( Theology 100 level gen ed) is actually one of my better classes. I wasn’t very excited to take that class when I was signing up for classes, and it’s kind of a pleasant surprise. For my intro to Philosophy class, I also was not very excited to take it, and so far the class has just consisted of doing yoga. Philosophy was another class that I wasn’t too excited to take, but so far I really like it. I have done yoga in previous classes, and I didn’t like it much at all, but this professor (Dr. Miller) does a real good job instructing it. My body feels good afterwards and I feel relaxed. Beyond that, my other classes are going very well. I have been studying a lot for my Instrument Knowledge Exam, which is a $150 test. It’s pass/fail as far as the FAA is concerned, and I have to get at least a 70% but it really doesn’t look good to future employers is you don’t pass that.
Once again, I will end with the fun stuff, the flying! Instrument is going very well. I moved up to flying the Cessna SP models which are equipped with the Garmin G1000. I know that means a lot to most of you, but I essentially look at a computer screen now instead of analog gauges. I really miss looking outside when I go flying, actually a lot more than I though I would. So I am actually planning on going flying with my uncle (also a pilot) to either Kenosha or Benton Harbor, not really sure and we will have to see what weather permits. Anyway I am going to was my car in the beautiful weather that we are having right now on February 5th. I actually really want to go golfing!!!
Talk to you later
Hey how’s it going? My name is Matt, and I’m back for another semester of blogging. Just to remind you of a few things I do around campus includes Peer Ministry (in Founders Hall)(all freshman dorm), mass on Sundays, soon to be Student Governing Board, Navigators, Feed My Starving Children, Morning Star Missions, and much much more.
This semester has started out very strong for me as I am taking 5 business classes and am really enjoying them. My classes are Management, Info Systems, Macroeconomics, International Marketing and Finite Math. Should be a good time.
Also this last weekend I attended a Social Justice Retreat in Chicago called Catalyst. This experience really opens you to poverty of not only the city of Chicago, but nationwide. The topics are very important and I had such a great time thanks to the leaders and ministry. Retreats are offered every semester at different times for different experiences. I would definitely recommend them to anyone, as I have been on most the school has to offer.
Anyway I look forward to blogging again this semester and keeping you all updated on what’s going on. Lewis basketball plays tonight! See you at the game.
Being in NYC for the holdiays, the next holiday event to look like a tourist was the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree!! I met up with Stephanie right after work, and we headed downtown to try and get as close to the tree as possible! Arriving at 4:15, and knowing that we would have to wait until 7 for the night to start, we thought we had pretty good spots standing about a block away! Once the program started, a very nice NYPD allowed us to get even closer, thus putting us about 500 feet away from the tree! It was an awesome experience, plus all of the performers, and seeing that tree never gets old to me, it is so beautiful!
|Neil Diamond (this one’s for you mom!)|
|Radio City Music Hall Rockettes!!|
That weekend, I participated in one of the most exciting weekends I’ve had since moving out to New York; Kairos 6 with the Loughlin community of students. Kairos is a spiritual retreat that helps students further find their relationship with God, themselves, and classmates. The weekend was filled with laughter, tears, moments of happiness, and moments of sadness, but all focusing around the same theme of “Discovering who you were, who you are, and who you want to be!” Though a giant lack of sleep, I can honestly say the students went into the retreat with an open-mind and came out with so much more!
This past week, I had Thursday off because of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and man was it needed. I was able to sleep-in until almost noon, and then was able to get the day “started” by going down to the Upper East Side, and walking down 5th Avenue, looking at all of the beautiful Christmas windows on display outside the big name stores (Tiffany & Co., Armani Exchange, Chanel, Burberry, etc.). Stephanie and I walked all the way down until we made it to 34th Street and went inside the ever so famous Macy’s department store and experienced our own “Miracle on 34th Street”. While inside, we browsed for a bit, then went on an excursion to find Santa. After reaching Santaland, we waited patiently with all the children to get our picture taken and then headed back downstairs to drop off our letters to Santa in his special “Macy’s Believe” mailbox!! Reliving the younger years was definitely an added excitement to the beginning of this holiday season!
This past weekend brought lots more holiday activities, including picking out our Christmas tree and hanging up other decorations! I look forward to being home in just a mere 10 days and spending time with my family and friends!
|The stockings all hung at Bedford Park Community with care…|
Finals week is here and as everyone knows that means that stress levels are high, hours of sleep are low, and anxiety is through the roof. It’s amazing that anyone can survive this awful week, but we do… Somehow. For me, finals are probably the most nerve wracking thing to exist. I mean, a test on something we learned just last week is fine and all… But testing me on stuff from the beginning days of the class and that new material? Now that just isn’t nice!
But one thing I’ve come to appreciate in this stressful time are the study guides. All of my professors told me at the beginning that our finals were cumulative. And as finals week slowly crept up on us, they started telling us that we would have a study guide, and everything on the study guide would be on the final! PLUS some of my professors let us have sheets of paper with equations and formulas, a safety net of sorts for our comfort. And boy do those come in handy! You will be amazed at how small you can write when you have an insane amount of equations to put on one side of a sheet of computer paper. And with those, the cumulative finals aren’t nearly as scary anymore.
A good part of finals week is the teacher’s increased willingness to help you in any way they can. Some will have study sessions before the final, others will extend their office hours. And still some others will answer those late night emails you might send regarding how to work out one of the problems from an old test. The professors here want you to succeed and they are dedicated to helping you in any way possible… Even if that means spending a couple more hours explaining a topic to you or reviewing that old exam that you didn’t do so hot on.
Finally, the library is open 24 hours right now. So this means that (if you’re one of those last minute cram session types of people) you can cram as much knowledge from the semester into an Amp-filled, sleep deprived, and (with the right amount of lack of sleep) hilarious nights with other people from your class. I didn’t have to have one of those sessions this year, but I don’t doubt that I will have one in the future! So when you can’t study in your room because the season finale of your show or the big game is in and your final is over things that you can’t quite remember learning, change the pace and head over to the library! I guarantee you’ll find people in the same scenario as yourself
Well I’m off to go study some more for my last final tomorrow! Hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday and see you in the new year! -Emily