Well, it is nearly the end of break for those Albrightians heading back for Interim classes. However, for us very lazy ones, this is not true, though work will start with the commencement of Interim (so I guess that makes me not so lazy). I must admit that I am excited to again grace the wonderful sidewalks and buildings of Albright, though this time I come back without the excitement over classes to take. I will be student teaching this semester, and that is kind of a weird premise for me. I… Continue
Added by Jen Werner on December 29, 2009 at 8:49pm —
My program with ISA- international studies abroad- ended December 19th. Almost everyone returned home to spend the holidays with their families back in America. I however, went to Germany to spend Christmas and New Years with my sister-in-law in Germany.
My sister-in-law lives on an American Army base and I still giggle every time she refers to the the people living outside the base as "the economy". I feel like I'm in some sci-fi movie where everyone outside the gate is… Continue
Added by Kristine Lynn Maravel on December 29, 2009 at 4:30pm —
I've been really excited all semester because for my interim course im Studying Whales in HAWAII!!!!!!
For those of you who dont know, Interim is Albrights winter season that last 3 weeks and you take only 1 course intensely everyday during these period. Albright occasionally offers courses that involve students going abroad to participate like Paris, Japan and yes Hawaii! My Hawaii course is called Marine Mammals and according to my teacher we will be monitoring Whales and how boats… Continue
Added by Alice C. Santana on December 29, 2009 at 2:31pm —
This photo is of the director of admission at Alfred University, Jeremy Spencer. Jeremy and I have known each other for a long time so when Albright was matched up against Alfred in the first round of the NCAA Division III football playoffs I immediately called him to place a gentlemen's wager.
Well, Albright won, so Jeremy lost and had to don Albright gear in the Alfred admission office. He looks great in… Continue
Added by Chris Boehm on December 22, 2009 at 11:00am —
So its Monday on my first week of break. It is so relaxing right now. This semester must have been my most challenging semesters yet. I had to manage going to my internship in new york every monday and friday, go to classes all day every tuesday and thursday, work all day on wednesdays and the weekend, and figure out when I can study and do my homework for my classes. I managed to do it pretty well and get awesome grades! But I'm so glad its over and I get a break finally. I really need it. Now… Continue
Added by Mike Panczner on December 21, 2009 at 9:03pm —
That's right, today I am doing absolutely nothing constructive...first time I could say that for a while. Finals are over, the semester is over, and now I can be a bum for two weeks. Yay!
It was a busy semester, but a fun one as well. Looking back I really did learn a lot. My classes went pretty well, I'm hoping to get those grades back soon. I can say with complete confidence that this was my most stressful semester academically. I took some pretty tough classes, abstract algebra… Continue
Added by Jeff Plummer on December 19, 2009 at 5:24pm —
Just finished my last final!!! I am officially half way done senior year!! It flewwww by :( I really feel like it was just the first day of class yesterday! So I should be really happy and excited like most people are right now..packing up and leaving...but I have to stay here until Tuesday night for cheer practice..maybe even Wednesday morning which is realllllly upseting right now :(
I mean we do need the practice..Nationals is just 1 month away (Disney WOOOO) But I just really want to… Continue
Added by Chelsie Pessolano on December 18, 2009 at 11:34am —
So I don't have my first final until tomorrow. Somehow, by luck I suppose, I had two take-home finals and two regular ones on Thursday and Friday. So I've been studying, relaxing, not feeling the pressure at all. I think this is the easiest finals week ever.
Last week was the Christmas dinner and it was amazing. I got there early so I'd get the crab legs I was late for last year. Of course I gorged on prime rib, wild boar, turkey and all the fixin's. SInce then the Cafeteria has been… Continue
Added by Matt Palmiere on December 16, 2009 at 4:54pm —
The Dean of Students office sponsored a Late Night Breakfast this week to kick off finals for the students. The kicker this year is that members of the President's Cabinet (Deans, Directors, and Vice Presidents) were the servers. So starting at 10 pm and ending at about 12:30 am we served students breakfast (and also cleaned up!). Serving students more than likely doesn't help them do better on their finals, but it is a great opportunity to interact with students, let them know we care, and… Continue
Added by Chris Boehm on December 16, 2009 at 10:16am —
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." - Thich Nhat Hanh
- Laughter is good for the soul, it’s the best medicine
- It takes more muscles to frown than to smile
- A smile is as contagious as a yawn
- Smiling releases endorphins and makes us feel better, even when you fake a smile you can feel better.
- 13 muscles are used to smile, but 47 are required for frowning
- 15 minutes of laughter… Continue
Added by Teira on December 15, 2009 at 11:23am —
Yes, my GPA may be above a 3.0, but apparently I can't read signs, lol, or use my common sense.
To future Albrightians, driving through campus is probably not a good idea. Especially with our security. They take these rare incidences VERY seriously. I mean really, students could get run over by a car going 5 miles per hour on a road!
Added by Amanda Garcia on December 15, 2009 at 3:01am —
So, now that I have the time, I'm back again to let you guys know that my final today was dope! Thank God I put some time into studying.LOL! But, one down two to go, gotta finish an article and study for another. Let's pray that this one goes as well as the other.
Added by Antoine K. Stroman on December 14, 2009 at 6:42pm —
So, I know that I haven't blogged in a while, but her I am! The end of the semester is here, and that means two things, almost time to go home and FINALS! Finals are soooo intense these days, because your professors expect so much of you, but it's all good, gotta study and pray for the best....I guess.
Added by Antoine K. Stroman on December 11, 2009 at 1:07pm —
I am so excited for this upcoming January because I get to venture to Hawaii! I'm doing a course over our interim period which lets a group of kids go to Hawaii and observe whales. Not many colleges offer a months experience that will end up being fun and informative. I can not wait to go and watch humpback whales in the warm sun while all my friends are home in this cold winter weather. I think my favorite part is going to be spending my free time in the sun on the beaches in Maui. At the end… Continue
Added by Mike Panczner on December 10, 2009 at 8:49pm —
Rather than start my last project of the week (thank god, I'm so close), I'm going to write in here. Sometimes you need to do nothing for sanity... and this is my moment of not thinking and just writing.
So... on Monday, my production management class went to Harley-Davidson to see the manufacturing/assembly line they have there. It was actually really interesting, you'd be surprised at how much detail they put into everything, especially the chrome finish. If you didn't already… Continue
Added by Amanda Garcia on December 10, 2009 at 4:23pm —
Good gracious! Hi everyone! Hope all is well, I'm here at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center where I've been alllll semester studying at the National Theater Institute. Our program has our group (there's 29 of us) up and in class 7:30 to 10pm all day for the sole purpose of making theater :) I'm having an absolute blast! We live on the Eugene O'Neill's old family estate, it's like living on sacred theatrical ground for a semester lol.
We take classes in… Continue
Added by Lauren Murray on December 10, 2009 at 12:25am —
I'm so excited for dinner in the caf tomorrow. We are having a Christmas dinner; Christmas decorations all around, the food is catered, and we will even have some seafood...MY FAVORITE! You have to get to the caf early on these days because there will be a lot of people expecting to eat. Oh I can't wait!
Added by Teira on December 9, 2009 at 11:40pm —
Hey Readers! Welcome to yet another installment of my blog-a-palooza! In this issue I will be talking about the madness that has been my life so far since my return to Albright from Thanksgiving break and a random assortments of things.
This past Monday officially began Crucnh week here at jolly old Albright, aka the week in which TONS of work, papers, projects and assignments of every shape and form all happen to be due at the SAME TIME! haha not that we… Continue
Added by Melonie on December 9, 2009 at 7:00pm —
As we are getting closer to finals. it is crunch week, which can cause a lot of stress. I'd like to take some time away from work and tell a joke.
I made this one up, so be nice!
So, my cat decided she wanted a good education. Where did I take her?...
I took her to PetSmart lol!!!! Get it?
Added by Teira on December 8, 2009 at 11:09pm —
Well, it's the last week before finals. This has been a good semester. I have learned a lot from the classes I am taking. I have been an intern at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counseling center. I got the chance to lead my own session. It was really fun. The session was on self esteem and positive affirmations. The women enjoyed the session, which made me feel good. I am beginning to realize that I am beginning to realize that I want to work with women, and think of ways to help build… Continue
Added by Teira on December 8, 2009 at 11:02pm —