Student Athletes have a lot on their plates as to what they need to be doing. Prioritizing is going to help out a ton when it comes to making sure you’re up on both your academics and athletics.
This weekend, Saturday was not the day to sleep in. It was about 8:15 when I was bumped awake by my brother to go to a BUILD event about ten minutes from campus. BUILD is a men’s ministry here on campus that hosts the men’s retreat as well as other events. LIGHT is the women’s group on campus and does the same thing for them. At times, they like to combine and do some things together! more “Flapjacks with Feiertag”
Not really sure who you want to room with leading in to your second, third, or even fourth year of school? Don’t worry! It happens to everyone. Either you’re a freshman looking to live with someone new, all of your current friends are moving off campus, you only have two people and need to fill a room for four, or whatever other reason there is to be looking for a new roommate, Concordia provides an event to help you meet other students who are also looking for a person or people to live with. It is called the Roommate Roundup, and it provides games and activities to encourage students to talk to other people and get to know them with the possibility of becoming roommates or suite mates. more “Roommate Roundup”
Break is a time to relax and catch up with friends and family. This is a rule for me and has been since I got to college. I love break for that very reason which is one of the reasons why it is so hard for me to go anywhere for spring break. I just want to be back home in Loveland to catch up with people I haven’t been able to talk to in awhile. One such person is my Grandma Flo. more “Catching Up With Grandma”
I have always aspired to obtain my CPR certification, because I have worried that I will one day be placed in a situation where knowing this information will be vital to keeping someone alive. Because my future profession is health-care related, I am required to have my certification going into my grad school program.
I wasn’t sure what to expect out of the 3 hour class I took with a few of my friends, who are also Occupational Therapy majors. When we arrived to the class I was intrigued by the many large and small dummies that were evenly placed around the room. After watching a few informational videos, we were able to start our hands-on learning.
The instructor gave us short demonstrations of how to actually perform CPR. We learned how to do 30 quick compressions, followed by 2 breaths into the mouth. We also learned how to use AED kits, which are located around hospitals, schools, etc. in order to keep a person alive during the wait of an ambulance arriving. The AED kits include tags/cords that can be stuck onto a person’s skin. This machine then verbally tells a person what to do next. If the heartbeat is irregular, the machine will say “shock is needed,” and all of the surrounded helpers should clear the area. Following this, the shock will be enacted and manual CPR should start again.
I couldn’t believe how exhausting performing CPR was. I couldn’t last more than 2-3 minutes, because the compressions were so difficult to keep even and on-going. I really enjoyed the experience, though, because I now feel that I could potentially save a person’s life in a time of crisis.
I know I talk a lot about how amazing the education program is, but it is, so I will continue the trend of talking about education because how could anyone even get to college without teachers? Teachers are the driving force of our nation, but I digress. For the education program, students have to get observation hours in different classroom settings for some of the classes, so I did my special education observation this week while on Spring break. I went to a school in Michigan (because that is where I am from) and observed a special education teacher at Lakeview High School. While most people would probably not enjoy going to a high school for fifteen hours during Spring break (not that this is the only time to get observations), it was still a very interesting and educational experience, as I have almost no experience with public schools or special education. more “Special Education Observation”