Posts Tagged ‘Baypoint’

Is it time for break yet?

Posted By on November 30th, 2012

As this semester is rapidly coming to an end, I find myself realizing that college does in fact go by as quick as everyone says it does and in under six months I will be half way through. I guess for all of the juniors and seniors out there, half way doesn’t sound so scary but regardless it’s sort of unsettling to think about graduate school and even worse… the real world. What happens in two years? Bills? Rent? More school? A real job? The real world sounds scary. Just the other day I was trying to figure out why the in the world the university hadn’t turned the heat on and then I realized I had a thermostat in my apartment and it was in fact my fault that my apartment was an igloo. It’s the little things in life…. Now that I have shared an embarrassing story, moving on.

During the second week of November, four students, two advisors and I went to Hartford, Connecticut for a few days to attend a NACA conference.



I had never been to Connecticut before, or NACA even so I was really excited to go. We spent three busy days at showcases, CAMPS, educational sessions, and mingling with other schools/talents with the purpose of discovering new ideas to bring back to campus. Needless to say it was a long few days but a lot of fun. Admittedly I did not enjoy having to go up and talk to agents as I am probably one of the least assertive people ever, but conferences are for development, right? So maybe it was good for me to talk to random people no matter how socially awkward I may have been. Ha.

On Tuesday the 13th some of the CEN board when to Baypoint for a dining etiquette course. We sat in a corner, which was probably best considering we’re a little rambunctious. What’s that saying “you can can dress us up but you can’t take us anywhere?” At least we tried our best to behave… But really, I think I am going to need some sort of a cheat sheet if I ever have to go to a fancy dinner with multiple forks. Without a doubt it was helpful to attend, but there is so much to proper etiquette than I had thought!

In 13 days my semester will be over and off to New Hampshire I’ll go! In theory, the semester is supposed to be winding down but work wise I think it might be winding up. Next week will be a blast (not really…) but once I get through that then I only have one final exam to study for and then I am home free aside from packing up my apartment and figuring out how to fit everything in my little car. That alone will probably take more time and effort than studying for my exam and I’ll probably have to call in some back up. Priorities, right?

That’s all for now, I’ll write again before break!

CEN, Cotton Candy and Spring Break #2

Posted By on May 9th, 2012

I would like to apologize ahead of time if this blog ends up being sporadic and unorganized, but so many little things have happened recently here at school and at home that I have so much to say. It’s funny actually, I am sitting in the Hawk’s Nest in the Recreation Center with my planner right next to me that way I can remember everything that has happened in the last couple of weeks. I suppose that’s what happens when I don’t blog for a while… I end up forgetting everything I have done! But on the bright side, this blog will have more than one picture!

The first week in April I went home to see my brother. He is in the Army and stationed in Germany right now, so he isn’t home all too often. It basically felt like I had two spring breaks, considering I had only been back in school for two weeks after March break. I enjoyed being home, though the amount of work I had to make up when I got back to school last week was unimaginable. For the most part, my professors had no problem with me leaving for a week as long as I completed everything that I was going to miss… but little did I know that was going to be multiple papers, an exam and a lot of reading! But hey, at least I finally got the work out of the way! On the Wednesday of that week my parents took my two brothers and I to the New England Aquarium in Boston, specifically to see the penguins! Then we went to lunch at Legal Seafoods, which was delicious. Though… does anyone else see the problem with eating seafood after going to an aquarium?


When I got back to campus on Sunday night I picked Mr. Finn up from his babysitter, and then finished all of the homework that I procrastinated on… which was quite a bit of it. Whoops… ;)

On Tuesday I had an opportunity to go to admissions and speak with two fellow freshmen on a live web broadcast. Basically we just had a conversation about life here as a freshman while sitting in front of a webcam. It was pretty neat to share my experiences live even though I’m always sharing what is happening with my freshman year :) .

After that I went directly to my last SOAR class of emerge. It feels like just yesterday that I was starting SOAR and playing a large amount of ice breakers at Baypoint. Time flies when you’re having fun, right? I took more out of that class than I had expected, especially knowledge about what they call the three C’s – Commitment, Congruence and Consciousness of Self. In all honesty, the fact that my SOAR class ended made me realize how rapidly my freshman year is also coming to an end. But that also means Summer 2012 and orientation is that much closer!!

That Thursday I had a CEN interview for a chair position for the 2012-2013 year. With that being said,  I am very very very very VERY happy to tell you that next year I am going to be the Community Liaison chair for CEN!!!! I am beyond excited that I don’t even know what to say other than YAY!

Speaking of CEN… Saturday night was our final comedian, Harland Williams, with opener Adam Grabowski. Both of them made me laugh so hard that I was basically in tears the entire night. I made a mistake though by leaving the field house briefly and as a result when I walked back in to go back to my seat Harland Williams saw me and proceeded to make fun of me in front of 250 people. It was extremely embarrassing but now looking back on it quite hilarious. Note to self- don’t try to leave without being noticed!

Last night was the annual Steak & Lobster dinner here at the university. Fun fact- I don’t like steak OR lobster. But I went anyway, partially because I was dragged along and partially because I felt like I needed to experience this anticipated event at least once. As expected it was pretty busy and entertaining to watch people try and open full sized lobsters. Apparently a lot of people actually enjoy steak and lobster…go figure!


I don’t know if I have said this before, but our food here at RWU is delicious. One of my favorite things about dining here is the surprises that we occasionally have. I don’t watch baseball, so I didn’t know that sometime last week was opening day for the Boston Red Sox, but the Bon Appetit staff did and had “baseball” food for us outside of Upper Commons (hot dogs, COTTON CANDY, popcorn and pretzels). Yum!


Freedom Lies in Zipcars

Posted By on February 27th, 2012

I thought that as a freshman I was going to be stuck on campus since we aren’t allowed to have cars until our sophomore year, but the University brought in this neat little company that has made traveling so much easier! Yes, there is the RIPTA which for the most part will take us anywhere we may need to go, but I didn’t grow up with public transportation so I am always that awkward person that clearly has no idea what they are doing and obviously doesn’t want to be sitting on a bus. But now, I can avoid the RIPTA by using a Zipcar! The RIPTA is more economically friendly (since freshmen receive free bus passes), but I can go anywhere I want whenever I want with Zipcar. It’s nice to know that I can just make a reservation and drive to places such as the grocery store or even out of state. Convenient, isn’t it? Yesterday I drove to my grandparents’ house in Massachusetts, had lunch with them, and came back with plenty of sweets :) .

Enough about that, let’s move on to the fun and exciting news and events.

Remember how in my last blog I mentioned being at Baypoint for Orientation Advisor group process and that I was going to receive a decision soon? Well, I picked up my letter on the 17th at noon from Student Programs & Leadership and…. I GOT THE POSITION!!! I was so unbelievably excited that I had a smile on my face from ear to ear for the rest of the day. So, I’ll be spending some of my summer here at Roger Williams training, having fun, and meeting the incoming freshmen. Yayyy!!! Those nerves are gone now, but I’m still waiting until tomorrow for my RA decision. (Crossing my fingers for that one as well!)

As if I haven’t put enough on my plate already, I recently was initiated into Phi Alpha Delta- an academic/professional Pre-Law fraternity with a chapter here on campus. The membership came with a bunch of benefits that I’ll not only use now, but also when I apply to law school in a few years.

Oh, and there is also SOAR, which is a two hour class every Tuesday night that, in this stage, teaches us about ourselves and how others see us in order to help us gain leadership skills for the future.

On Friday evening Mike Super, a magician/illusionist, came to campus to perform. After sitting at a CEN table all week and watching his promotional video play everyday, I thought that maybe when I saw him in person then I would finally be able to figure out all of his tricks… but no such luck… at all. I wonder if he would tell me how he dropped a full size bowling ball out of a pad of paper? Or how he made a paper rose go up into flames and have it suddenly turn into a real rose? My mind was, and still is, blown. Seriously, he was fascinating!

Also, I wanted to apologize for not writing a blog in a couple of weeks. The amount of schoolwork I have had to do recently is absolutely insane, but then again I had such a light work load my first semester that maybe I deserved this… ?? I’ve been trying to juggle everything that I mentioned above, and finally I have a little bit of time to breathe! Knock on wood.

Until next time!!! (Preferably sooner than two weeks from now…)


Just Another Week at Roger

Posted By on February 9th, 2012

It’s only been a week since I wrote my last blog, but I was completely out of room on my Post-it note that I use to jot down everything I want to write about as it happens. So if you’re taking time to read this right now (which I am very happy that you are), I hope you have more than just a few minutes because I am already feeling that this blog is going to be relatively long. So please don’t say I never warned you…

The coolest thing happened to me the other day. A university staff member saw me on campus and said I looked familiar, then realized that I wrote this blog and told me that they read it. I don’t actually know who reads this unless they tell me, but I didn’t expect staff members to be following it. Finding this out may seem trivial to some, but not to me. In fact, it made my day so much better and I went right back to my dorm room to begin writing on a new one. To whoever is reading this, I think it’s awesome and thank you so much for taking the time! :D

I learned last Saturday that if I were to be lucky enough to be a contestant on the Price Is Right and be within arm’s reach of Drew Carey, I would do nothing more than make a fool of myself and walk away without a penny more than I started with. I was that crazy person in the audience at CEN’s event yelling all of the wrong answers (even though I thought they were correct at the time…). Either way it was a fun event to attend even if I didn’t know what I was doing.

That Saturday was group process day to become an Orientation Advisor over at Baypoint. (Baypoint by the way, still reminds me of a hotel NOT dorm rooms… maybe I’ll live there next year??) Honestly, I was pretty nervous going into it no matter how many people told me that it would be a fun-filled day. The first thing I had to do was an interview which I am so grateful for because I was able to go through the rest of the day nerve free and enjoy it for what it was! I think the day went pretty well (fingers crossed), but I’ll find out next week! So to anyone reading this that will be attending RWU in the fall, maybe I’ll see you this summer. :)

Since I have no classes on Wednesday, I spent my day at a CEN event in the Lower Commons. There were hats and scarves for members of the university to have airbrushed by two artists. There was a constant line from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm which was a great thing to see. I had a hat airbrushed with my nickname, but I don’t wear hats, so it’s going to be a wicked cool wall decoration instead!


Before I continue with my next story, I just want to make it clear that I love living in Maple Hall. It’s in close proximity to almost everything on campus, which is quite nice on extremely windy days. However, it seems that our fire alarms go off at the most inconvenient times! It has gone off three times in the last week, twice in one night after midnight and once a few days ago around dinner time. I’m hoping that there’s never an actual emergency, because chances are it will probably be the one time that none of us actually want to evacuate in a timely fashion. Then again, I suppose it just means that we have plenty of practice in evacuating our building, right?!

On a side note, I have been wearing flip flops and cropped jeans around campus for about a week now. Can someone remind me what month it is? I mean, I thought it was February, but I clearly must be wrong…

This is only about half of what I wanted to write about, but that just means that I now have a reason to write yet another blog!