A Tale of Courses, Colds, and Cakes
The semester may be winding down, but the amount of work is going up. Right now I’m working on:
- A presentation for Aesthetics, tracing the purpose of art through the ages.
- A presentation for Core Science on nuclear energy
- Two education papers and one Expository Writing paper
- A presentation for Foundations of Education
(All of which are due at the end of this week. Help.)
This past week, I picked my classes for Fall 2010 (Sophomore year?!).
- Western Civ. I
- U.S. History I
- Dimensions of History & Lab
- Critical Writing for the Humanities and Social Sciences
- Literature, Philosophy, & the Ascent of Ideas
- Issues in Health Education
Sadly, I couldn’t swing having Wednesdays and Fridays off again next semester, but it’ll be nice not to be so busy when I spread out my classes throughout the week.
When I woke up Sunday, I had developed a horrible cold, which I am just getting over. But, I grinned and bore it through the last ASD of the year. It hit me then that all the seniors would be gone next year, which made me really sad. After the ASD, I went to the Spring Acapella concert in the Field House with my friend Claire. There, we saw our incredible acapella group- Special Delivery and three other groups, who were visiting from Providence College- Special Guest, Strictly Speaking, and Anaclastic. All the groups were amazing. They sang a wide range of songs, from a Lady Gaga mix and Fireflies to Hey Jude.
Luckily, my cold had gone away (for the most part) in time for the Cake-Off that happened Saturday. It was an amazing success: the first all club and organization event RWU has ever had and it was put together by the Freshman Class, led by our class president, Adam Semple. The event, which was a fundraiser for Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund, drew a large crowd of students and people in the community. Contestants (both students and faculty participated) were given 30 minutes and two half-sheets of cake, in addition to lots of frosting, candy, and other goodies to create their works of cake-art. The cakes were phenomenal- there was a Global Heritage Hall (our new academic building) shaped cake, a pirate ship, and octopus, and a whole host of others. It was really great to see the entire campus and community united under one cause. (RWU even made the local news)
Following the Cake-Off, I hopped on the RIPTA and went up to Brown, to see their Shakespeare on the Green production of Hamlet, with my friend Michelle from back home. It started outside and two of the actors led us through the streets of Providence in search of Hamlet’s father’s ghost, finally arriving at RISD’s Fleet Library, after running through the streets, down hills and stairs with the audience. The production was pretty spectacular, especially in the Fleet, which looks so grand and palatial inside, I had no trouble imagining I was in the Danish Court.
This week, Admissions is hosting a Spring Open House on Wednesday. You can sign-up online and it’s a great opportunity to meet faculty, students, take a tour, and really get a feel for RWU. That and homework will surely keep me busy. A really great place to study is in Global Heritage Hall (GHH). It’s open all night, and you can hook up your iPod or computer so you can listen to music through any given room’s speakers. Plus, the Starbucks on the ground floor leaves free food out for students who are in the building after dark.
Love and rockets,