For many programs in college there is a big final hurdle of sorts to get over before graduating. Sometimes it is a senior seminar paper and presentation. Other times it is an internship. Sometimes it might be both! My hurdle this year has been an internship at a local church. As a Lay Ministry student I have enjoyed the classes I have taken. Being able to put those classes into practice has been really enjoyable for me. It is nice knowing that my money has been spent wisely, preparing me for my future. more “Finally Interning”
If you are an incoming freshman you need to know something: YOU WILL TAKE THEOLOGY/RELIGION CLASSES! Hopefully you did not read that and faint or cry or anything else outrageous. The reason why is because the entire Theology faculty is so groovy and helpful. They care so much about the students, and not just their grades either. Dr. Paavola, for instance, is one of these professors. When I was going through a tough time he asked how everything was and prayed for me in class. That might not sound like a lot of fun or help, but it was. more “Finally On Top”
One of the most difficult parts of being at school for me has been dealing with chronic neck and back pain. I have struggled to get through all of the readings and required classwork, because I have constantly needed to shift into different positions and walk around. After an entire year of being in pain, and being in the Occupational Therapy program, I knew I definitely needed extra help.
This semester, I have begun to go to a physical therapist that is at the Aurora clinic about 5 minutes from campus. It has certainly taken time management in order to balance 4 hours of P.T. appointments a week, plus the hours of work I must put in on my own time. Although it has been pretty rough, I know the importance of feeling strong and healthy here at school. Classes are hard enough without having to add this type of ailment to my body, but since I couldn’t really choose whether this would happen to me or not, I have just had to get used to having to put in the extra effort. more “Physical Therapy Treatment”
There are a lot of clubs and organizations here at CUW. There are Student Government clubs, Campus Ministry groups, and sports to do. There’s even a group that plans out activities for all of campus. I have served this semester as the President of UPCO, a Student Government group of future church workers. We have monthly events where a faculty or someone from a church/ministry comes and speaks with us. more “Final UPCO Event”
Christmas time in Cedarburg, which is an adorable town about 15 minutes from campus, is such a wonderful time of year. I absolutely love this time of year anyway, but this year especially, I was super excited because I found out that a family farm with horses has Christmas light sleigh rides.
I have blogged a few times this year about my Graphic Design class. It is one of the coolest classes I’ve taken here that does not pertain to my major. We are in the final push into making our final project, a comic book, and it has been a challenge. I am, as of this writing, almost half way done, and our deadline for 25 pages is on December 6th. more “Final Push”