Class Year:
Sophomore

Major:
Early Childhood and Special Education (Birth-6)

Minors:
Literacy and Spanish

Hobbies:
Photography
Watching Netflix
Petting dogs
Singing

Extracurriculars:
Admissions telecounselor

A Day in the Life of Michael Stilson

February 21, 2013 by Michael Stilson

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Hi-ya there! 

I thought I would give you a little insight on what a typical day for me is at NU. I hope you find this helpful.  

Thursday, February 21, 2013 

9:20 a.m.

I awoke from my great slumber. In other words, I got up. Since the NU campus is fairly small, I don't have to trek so far to go to class. That's one of the many advantages for going to a semi-small university.  

9:40-11 a.m.

My first class was Human Development. It's an education class that all first-year majors take. Today, we were talking about a real story of child abuse and how to deal with news of any type of abuse from your students. This was a real-life lesson that needed to be taught to us prospective teachers.  

11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

After Human Development, I had Philosophy. I think a large amount of students dislike it only because it forces us to rethink about things that we hadn't even thought of in the first place. Personally, I love it because it helps our logic and critical thinking skills. 

12:30 p.m.

A kid's gotta eat sometime! I went with one of my best friends to Tim Hortons in Gally. Yes, there is a Timmy Ho's! I don't know what I would do if we didn't have one. I got a bagel and a mocha iced capp. Depending on the meal plan you choose, you will get a set amount of dollars called Gally Gold. Over the semester, you can use this funding at the Gally Market, Tim Hortons, and other restaurants in Gallagher Center. 

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Usually at this time, I talk with my math buddy, Nichole. We sit behind Tim Hortons and check over our homework before class. Niagara provides all types of comfortable chairs inside the Gallagher Center.  

3:40-5 p.m.

Like I said in my previous post, I am taking a math course that helps future teachers. Not only do we go over the basics, but we learn on how to present them to our students. 

5 p.m.

My friend and I got tickets to NU Theatre's presentation of Time Stands Still. She and I have been going to a lot of plays and musicals here at Niagara and we absolutely love them. Plus, they are usually free to all Niagara students. I really recommend coming to see a show at NU.

5:10-6 p.m.

After the play, a group of us went to dinner. We ate at Clet Hall. If you don't know, Clet is all-you-can-eat dining. They have the staples, like pizza, spaghetti, hamburgers, and much more. They also change one of the main meals everyday. Today, they had chocolate fondue! My life is complete! 

6-7 p.m.

After dinner, I visited one of my friends in O'Donoughue Hall (one of the residence halls). We were just chatting about our days, ya know just typical best friend stuff, aha. 

If you want a detailed description of the residence halls, click this link here: http://www.niagara.edu/hall-descriptions/ 

7-12 a.m.

So what else was there to do? Homework and complete this post. Just remember that if you decide to come here, your days can even be more interesting than mine! 

Well, I have to go study for some midterms!

Feel free to email me if you have any questions about Niagara! :)  

Cya later,

Michael Stilson 
mstilson@mail.niagara.edu