I had never before been to a driving range, and, honestly, I never saw myself every going to one either. However, my boyfriend asked me to go and the weather was so nice, so I thought I would give it a try. I am a fairly coordinated person, and I like to try new things. The driving range is a mere mile drive from the parking structure to their parking lot. You almost don’t even need to drive when there is such nice weather. It is at the corner of the road that the school is located on, so it would be near impossible to miss it. The prices are pretty cheap (or at least that is what I’m assuming, considering I have nothing to compare it to in my nonexistent experience with driving ranges). more “Driving Range”
Finals week is approaching and some serious studying needs to be done. There are papers, tests, and, of course, the finals themselves. There are tons of great places on campus to study, but getting off campus is a great way to shake things up. There is this super cool, “secret” coffee hangout called The Hiding Place. Coffee and caffeine are the driving forces of the college experience, and it is amazing when it can be gotten cheap. At The Hiding Place, they have cheap coffee and variety of options, most for a dollar or less, and it is run by CUW students in a church basement about five minutes away from campus. more “The Hiding Place”
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”
Working in admissions has allowed me to be a huge part of the planning and behind-the-scene work that goes into making each perspective student’s experience a unique and memorable one. When I applied to be a student ambassador for this school year, I don’t think I realized how much I was going to wind up loving my job. My student ambassador role includes giving tours, working the reception area/taking calls, and help with anything that needs to be done on big admitted student days.
I love the fact that I am one of the very first faces that a person gets to know when they step foot on our campus (and for some, this the very first time ever). It can be a challenge to reach people and have them truly open up to me, but I love forcing myself to get out of my comfort zone and to figure out what it is they’re looking for here. Once I get to know a perspective student, I enjoy making their tour specific and unique to them.
To do this, I need to know more than just what they’re looking to study. Although a person’s potential major can tell a lot about a person, I also believe I need to dig deeper and find out the roots of their passions in life. If they are into theatre, I will go out of my way to talk about theatre. If they are into sports, I will talk a ton about our different sports teams. No matter who they are or what they love, I like to find their niche and show them why Concordia might be a perfect fit for them.
I have always been a huge fan of finding cool restaurants in big cities. Because Concordia is only 25 minutes from the heart of downtown Milwaukee, exploring everything it has to offer is one of my most favorite things to do. Last weekend, my boyfriend and I went downtown for dinner.
Because it was a Sunday night, we didn’t think the restaurants were going to be full.. but we were wrong. After walking down many streets, we finally found a restaurant that would take all six of us. It was called Mo’s Irish Pub. To start the meal, we decided that an appetizer (or two) of cheese curds would be a wonderful option. To follow, we all tried a variety of fun Irish dishes.
When we were full and ready to go, we walked by to the parking structure and enjoyed the beautiful buildings/old structures that engulf this sweet city. As the warm spring sun warmed my skin, I was able to finally relax a little from this crazy academic schedule.
Although it’s hard in college to take a whole weekend off from schoolwork (because there’s always so much to d0), I love to take a night off here and there to get off campus and hang out with friends. Even though schoolwork is the main focus/reason a person goes to college, don’t let it take over your life. It’s okay to mix in some great nights of fun, rather than only focusing on school. And there really is nothing better than exploring a great city at night!
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”