Dec 14 2009

End of the Semester…

Hey guys,

I know it’s been forever since my last post…but things have been so hectic.

It felt great to go home for Thanksgiving and see my old friends but I really couldn’t wait to get back to school. My roommate and I got a new TV and futon over break so now our dorm feels much homier. I haven’t really had time to enjoy any of it, though, since the end of the semester came with lots and lots of work.

I’ve finished most of my finals and all of my papers. I just have my History final on Monday and then Winter Break can start. Even though school’s over, I’ll be sticking around and working at Admissions. (I love it so much, I don’t want to leave, I guess.) I also gave my first tour yesterday, so maybe when you visit, I’ll be the one showing you around.

Before finals started, the Inter-Residence Hall Association hosted Late Night Breakfast, like they always do before exams. It was a great way to just relax and forget about the stressful week ahead. And having my professors serve me was a plus.

I also went to another Shwayze concert, this time in New Haven. It was a trek, but very worth it. If my previous entries about him have not whetted you appetite, check him out.

I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and the best of luck in your school search and application process. I know this can be an exciting and difficult time, but know that you will ultimately make the right choice for you.

Can’t wait to write again next semester,

Tom


Nov 16 2009

November at RWU

Hey everyone,

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve written, but things have been getting crazy as the semester is winding down. I can’t believe I’m already picking class for Spring Semester. I’ll be taking two education classes and getting a few more Cores out of the way.

Having just got some of my Mid-Terms back, it’s already time to start thinking about finals. Academics have essentially taken over at this point.

I still have time to have fun though. I had the pleasure of going to one of the Civil Discourse Lectures where Celine Cousteau (granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau) spoke about her humanitarian work, travels, and experiences with the world around her. It made me want to go abroad, and I may be this summer. The History Department is hosting a two-week trip to London and Paris at the start of summer vacation. The program is difficult to resist, so hopefully I’ll be able to go.

The weather was a little better at the most recent Open House and I was actually sort of inside for most of it. It was so great talking to students who are as excited as I was during the application process. On that note, applications have been coming in by box load everyday. Maybe I’ve been coding or filing yours? Good luck to everyone applying.

Apparently, my blog is very popular among the Admissions Staff. They always talk about it. When ever I’m on my computer at work, they’ll ask me if I’m blogging. Usually I’m doing homework or checking Facebook (some things never change.)

Soon it’ll be Thanksgiving and I’ll be seeing all my old friends from high school, something I’m looking forward to. I’m also trying to get as much done before then so I can just relax all weekend and not worry about my looming finals, papers, or projects.

Until next time,

Tom