Academics

A Day in the Life

A question I have been asked a lot lately is “What does a college schedule look like?” College schedules are very complex, so to elaborate on this question I will take you a day into my life.

Monday:

7:30 a.m.- Wake up

8-9 a.m. - Calculus Class

9-9:30 a.m. -  Breakfast with Friends

9:30-10:10 a.m. -  Review Homework for Modern Latin America

10:20-11:20 a.m. - Modern Latin America Class

11:30 a.m. -1:15 p.m. -  Student Ambassador Hours

1:30-2:10 p.m. Homework Time; Review for French

2:10-3:10 p.m. - French II

Moving on

This is the only bag I'm taking to China.

The only one. It's pretty much packed, all the clothes I'll be wearing, the daypack that I'll be using to walk around with. Almost all of my clothes are synthetic so I could wash them in a river if I needed to. We got our itinerary for our trip this week. It's crazy to see our journey mapped out, and today I've never felt so excited. I just have to order a book that I plan on reading while I'm over there. Otherwise I'm set.

I've eaten so many viruses over the past week

They make these bracelets for anything. 

This is what my nurse gave me so I'd remember to take my typhoid vaccine every other day. I took a pill each morning, filled with a nice dose of living Typhoid to tango with my immune system. I finished the course today. Hoping that it sticks.

Teaching Coyotes to Swim: Academic Conferences and Building Ties

Things on my mind:

1. I leave for China in 26 days

2. I have an issue paper due in two weeks, a presentation due tomorrow, Initiation for my Fraternity this weekend

3. I have to finish registering for my classes next year 

4. Not sure where I’m living for Fall...

I came to College to live in a basement

I love checking my mail at the College. I could have most of my mail be sent to my house where I live, but it’s just more satisfying having to use your own special key to unlock your box. It proves much more of a rewarding sensation when something comes in the mail, like today when I signed for a t-shirt that I had ordered from DesignByHumans.com arrived. The mail staff is always super friendly and quick. I had a funny moment as I signed my name to receive my package when the attendant on duty asked me about my last name (I feel bad, because she knew my name but I still don’t know hers.

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

Sometimes preparing for a test takes a little kick…

I have a hard time having my nose in a textbook for any amount of time exceeding approximately ten minutes.  So I have adapted new study techniques to help bulk up my brain.

I need to declare what!?

I am at that point in my life: Declaring a major. I could consider myself lucky. I mean compared to other European students I didn't have to make this epic life decision until now.

CEL Office Resources

Academic Resources on Campus. The first time I heard about them was during my first campus tour; and to be honest I kind of tossed that information aside. Thankfully, however, during my Student Ambassador training I was reminded again of the academic resources offered on campus; such as tutoring in certain areas that you are struggling with, proofreading papers, and help with student resumesl!

Bodacious Bonfires and Thoughts on Psychology

Things are going smoothly for the most part. It's the middle of week 3 of Spring term. One of the more defining aspects of this term for me is the fact that I'm not enrolled in one of my classes. As a student, that is. This term I'm serving as an aide to Professor Minear, chair of the psychology department and a teacher who I can say is one of my largest mentors on the campus.

Until We Eat Again

I was occupying my time one night by perusing the Internet, when I found a link on Facebook.  It led to a website called Kickstarter, highlighting a project by my friend and fellow C of I student, Katy Stewart.  

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