Class Year:
Sophomore (Honors Program)

Major:
TESOL K-12 and French 7-12

Hobbies:
Writing novels and poetry, reading, playing piano, playing guitar, singing, watching movies, running in the Gorge, hanging out with friends.

Extracurricular Activities:
NUFTA, EAGLE Leadership, Chapel Choir, Honors Program, Varsity Village CA

Spring has Sprung

March 22, 2013

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Hi, everyone!

It's been quite a bit of time since I've last typed to you. The spring semester has been a whirlwind of activities, both with many NU events to attend and class assignments to complete. I want to tell you about a few NU events I've had the pleasure of attending, and highlight my involvement in EAGLE Leadership here on campus!

On Feb. 23, 2013, a group of EAGLE leaders attended a leadership conference held at Buff State. We listened to keynote speaker Maria Pascussi, the founder of a website and organization called Campus Calm. The link to the website is here: http://www.campuscalm.com/. I recommend anyone who is feeling stressed out about college or courses to check out some of the links on the site. I know that a lot of the information has helped me out already, such as the free stress-relieving kit. This is mainly for empowering college women to succeed, but some of the advice is applicable to anyone!

The conference then split up into three different sessions of presentations that you could choose to attend. I chose a workshop based on finding your leadership voice in a team, getting the most out of college, and avoiding burnout. I am so glad that EAGLE gave me the opportunity to meet other college leaders and get to share my expertise with their ideas. For anyone who would like more information about EAGLE, you can check out our page here: http://www.niagara.edu/eagleleadership. Simply put, EAGLE Leadership includes many opportunities and lessons to improve your leadership skills, both as a student and for the future. Every participant works on establishing goals and figuring out ways to enact them. By far, I am most happy that I chose to dive right into EAGLE Leadership my freshman year, and I recommend that everyone tries it out.

In other news, Campus Activities has provided many fun events this semester! I was able to attend my first Sabres game (which sadly we lost, but it was really fun!) in February with my friends, Margot and Courtney. We're also going to a Bandits game on Saturday, which I've always wanted to go to!

A final note I would like to make to everyone is that Andy Grammer will be performing at Niagara University with Parachute on April 6. I am beyond excited, because Andy Grammer and Parachute are two of my favorite bands to listen to! Hopefully, if I'm lucky, I might get to meet them in person. The concert is open to the public, so if you look to get tickets now, you might be able to attend, too!

Next time, I'll be writing a post about fall course advisement to tell you a little bit about the course selection process for any potential Purple Eagles, and a very exciting opportunity I might have coming up. Type to you soon! :)