Posts Tagged ‘liberal arts’

English Senior Farewell Dinner

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Every year the English faculty take the graduating cohort out to dinner to celebrate their success at St. Scholastica. While it’s mostly a time to share plans for the next segment of our life, it was also a way for the English faculty to let us know how much we mean to them. Each student was given a book somehow related to their journey as an English major. One student who wrote his first novel in the style of Tolkien received a title all about the creation of Middle Earth and Tolkiens rise to success. A journalism student received an autobiography by a reporter who traveled the U.S. in an exciting and slightly illegal way. I was given an educational piece titled “How To Be a Victorian.” I have taken several classes involving the Victorian Era and recently completed a Victorian themed photo project. Now I will have something to read on my flight to London! 

Annual Scholarship and Creative Arts Presentation

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Yesterday I presented my research at the annual Scholarship and Creative Arts presentation in the Benedictine Commons. This was possibly my favorite time I presented my research. Because it was at St. Scholastica, so many students and faculty who were involved with the concert in some way visited my poster excited to hear what I worked on. Singers who’ve performed in it, artists who designed and painted the mural we donated this year, and several audience members asked insightful questions and occasionally tried to stump me! I had a great time working on this project but I am excited to move on to something new in graduate school this Fall.

Plants and Poetry

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The English & Arts Club hosted Plants and Poetry this week as a way to celebrate the beautiful Spring weather we’ve been having. We had different types of prompts on the board such as “Write a poem that includes the recipe for your favorite dish”, choose a title prompts (The Dinosaurs Demise), and photo prompts. In addition to Poetry, we had flower seeds for everyone to plant and take home with them. This is always a fun activity that’s different than the usual chips and cookies given out at campus events. I am excited to graduate but I will definitely miss planning fun E&A events! 

Deans List

Friday, December 30th, 2016

All of the grades were posted today for the Fall Semester and I’m super excited that I met my goal of a 4.0. This will be my second time on the Deans List and my first time with all A’s. The transition from high school to college level learning was a tough one but with the help of Student Support Services, my Professors, study buddies, and my change in major I am doing great. All of my classes this semester are towards my English major and standing as an Honors student with the exception of the Bella Voce Women’s Choir which I take for a scholarship and because it’s amazing. I’m hoping I can repeat this feat next semester as well so I can graduate as a Websters Scholar! 

Graduate School Applications

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Even though it’s winter break a lot of seniors, including myself, still have work to do. Right now I’m working on applications to graduate schools. I am currently applying to Communication programs and I am pretty determined to go to school out of state. There are a ton of things to consider when applying to schools such as location, distance from family, credibility and flexibility of the program, available funding, the list goes on. As I’ve been considering the options, many of my professors have made a point to give me their own words of wisdom when applying for programs. One professor even suggested I consider an alternative program that he thinks I would do well in. All of this advice has been super helpful but also has made me a little worried of the big decisions to come. However, I know whatever I decide to do for graduate school, I’ll do my very best and learn as much as I can!