Last year, our school formal, Dancing Through the Decades, was an absolute blast! I was a little skeptical about it because I didn’t like dances back in high school, but I wanted to try it out in college (plus my girlfriend was going, so I decided I would tag along!). Since it was so fun the previous year, I was pretty excited about it this year as well. more “Turn Down for Dancing”
This past weekend, I was able to join in with many students and cancer-survivors to walk in the Relay for Life that was held on campus. The event was both powerful and emotional, and I had no idea what this event would entail until I was able to experience it firsthand.
Whether you wear jeans regularly or not, today was the day to do it. On Denim Day, it is encouraged for people to wear jeans or the color teal. It is in honor of and to increase awareness of sexual violence. The jeans represent how women have been accused of trying to get attention by their clothing, and the teal ribbon is the symbol for sexual assault. It is a hard topic to cover, but Concordia was very open and supportive today for those who may have struggled and welcomed those who want to join in the encouragement. A dollar (or more) could be donated to get a pin on ribbon—metal or fabric—to wear as another show of support for the cause. more “Denim Day”
I have blogged about other Volunteer Club events I have attended, but this one was one of the coolest yet. We went to the Milwaukee airport to welcome back Veterans that were on the Honor Flight, where they get to travel free to see the war memorials in Washington D.C. with one of their family members. I was not quite sure what to expect for this event because I honestly was not even completely sure what the Honor Flight entailed and just how big of an event it was. A bus took us all to the airport that Saturday evening, and I wasn’t sure why we left with so much time to spare, but when I saw the immense crowds of people waiting there in roped off areas to leave an isle for those returning, I understood why. more “Veteran Honor Flight”
What decade has your favorite music? Well, at the Dancing through the Decades spring formal, they played all the decades. They started in the ‘40s while we arrived and made it to the beginning of the ‘60s by time dinner was over and it was time to dance. Speaking of dinner, the food was amazing! For the measly ticket price of $10 (or $15 for a couple), there was all you can eat ravioli, brisket, salmon, bread, and cheesy potatoes. You could also get (up to two) free drinks of your choosing, and dessert consisted of mini individual cheesecakes—chocolate or vanilla with strawberries—served with coffee, my favorite! more “Dancing through the Decades”
In honor of the end of March Madness, Concordia hosted an event to watch the NCAA final game. They had a free party in the Albrecht lounge to get people together to watch the Gonzaga Bulldogs face off against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Monday. None of those teams are special to Wisconsin, but I am sure there are some students who liked those teams, and it was just fun to get together and watch it. The best part of the event was the fact that Concordia provided a nacho bar (where you could eat as much as you wanted) and free sodas. In addition, the Albrecht lounge has a lot of games that you can play while watching the game, including darts, arcade games, and a ping pong table. more “NCAA Finals”