It’s here! The week we’ve all been waiting for!
I’m finally done with all my exams and I’ve finally declared that my summer vacation has just begun. I’m so excited because I have such a busy but fun summer planned!
I’ll be sad to say goodbye to friends but I’ll see them next semester and it will be an even better year. Some will be visiting me in Wisconsin too! Fun stuff!
I hope you are all having a good exam week. Make sure you get a lot of sleep and study tons. It will all pay off soon and you will be glad you did it!
I wish you all a fantastic week and good luck!
Have a safe and sane summer!
Well summer is close, but not close enough! I have 6 essays due in the next couple of days and then studying for finals. I will be desperate for summer in a couple days. To add onto that, I have been busy like no other. Last night, I was out with the lady friend. Tonight, I went to a ballroom dancing lesson at Lewis (we’ll talk about that later). Tomorrow night I am going to an an army dinner event at Cantigny, and Saturday I am going downtown to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Needless to say I haven’t been home lately.
Going back to the Ballroom dancing, it was my first time ever doing it, and I really liked it. I went to get credit for a Philosophy class, as well as I always wanted to learn how to do it. It was a lot of fun actually and the complex-looking moves weren’t actually that difficult. I am thinking of taking lessons outside of Lewis, but we’ll see what the summer brings.
Anyway, I have some essays to write to til next time!
I hope you’re all doing great! This school year is almost over and it’s crazy how fast it went by. I have 15 crazy days of school left before I get to enjoy my summer break! Ahhhhhh! So excited!
If you’re looking for something fun to go to, Harmonic Uprising will be performing having their 4th annual Big Spring Sing Thing! The concert will be held on April 25th, 2012 in the Sancta Alberta Chapel at Lewis University. We will also be saying “goodbye” to some of our amazing senior members. Come and enjoy some great a cappella music featuring music from artists such as Gavin DeGraw, Michael Jackson and many more. Another plus, it’s free admission!
I hope you’re all keeping busy this week and of course studying! It never hurts to start early! Get ready for the hectic rush and good luck on exams!
Talk to you all later!
The semester is really starting to wind down, and let me tell you it’s been one crazy ride. The countdown has really begun for our students; from our freshmen eagerly awaiting the title of “Sophomore” to the seniors getting ready to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, summer fever truly is in the air on campus. The only problem? With summer lurking around the corner, the motivation is starting to really drop!
I know that I’m SWAMPED with things to do for the next two weeks, from a 7 page research paper for Philosophy to 2 essays for Ethics to 2 BIG tests in Biochemistry and Physics… Not to mention the scary fact that finals are so close as well! It’s becoming extremely difficult to stay on task, knowing that classes are so close to being over! But one thing that every student (including our prospective students!) should know: slacking off now won’t make your grades better…. it probably will make them worse!
I’ve found that setting a to-do list and planning out my days has really helped me to stay motivated and keep me through the tedious work I have to get done. It’s so rewarding to be able to cross YET ANOTHER thing off my list once I’ve completed it! Also, procrastinating a large paper won’t help anything. I’ve learned that writing a page or two every night until the deadline really helps to breakdown the paper and make it less stressful to write. Not only can you guarantee that your writing makes sense (and isn’t filled with the late-night groggy typing we’ve all done before!), but it makes the paper feel shorter than it is
But even if some of these tips can’t help you to stay focus, I recommend taking a quick break, get some food, hang out with some friends, watch TV, or even go for a jog around campus. Lowering your stress levels will help you to re-structure your focus on the tasks at hand, and get you through the weeks
Well, I’m off to start studying for my Biochemistry test that’s tomorrow, until next time!
Well I hope you all had a good Easter break. I had a pretty good one, I got to SLEEP!!! I also got to see some friends from high school which is always good. As far as Lewis life is concerned, things are going very well. I just registered for classes and I am quite excited for next semester. I am only going to have class on Tuesdays, Thursdays and flying on Saturday mornings. It’s going to be early, starting to fly at 7, but oh well I’ll sleep when I’m dead (and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays). I want to get a job at an airport and work on those days I have off.
Classes are going very well this semester and they are almost over!!! 3 weeks left + 2 days of finals! I CAN’T WAIT FOR SUMMER!!!
Anyway, I have some scholarships to fill out, so til next time!
Well break is long gone, but Easter Break is fast approaching. It isn’t a long break, Thursday through Monday, but I still can’t wait for it. I just want to SLEEP!!! Classes are going very well this semester, but I still can’t wait until this semester is over. The part of summer I love is when I wake up and know that I don’t have any plans for that day (classes, homework, tests, work, etc.).
Life at Lewis has been coming alive! With the great weather, people are out playing football, frisbee and soccer like crazy. I love walking around campus in shorts and a hoodie. Flying has been great this semester too. Great flying weather and I am moving through instrument flying kind of quickly and it is so nice to move quickly with flying.
Hello again! It’s hard to believe the only a year ago snow had engulfed the entire campus. 2012 had a different story to tell as record-breaking temperatures have changed the entire face of the university. Lewis has been full of life and everything from sand volleyball to football on the green have got students enjoying the best of the best. The beautiful campus we love so much is in bright colors as flowers are blooming, something I never thought I’d see in March.
Along with this great weather, the Spring sports are kicking off their seasons and the Baseball team is playing quite well in the early going. They have won over 10 games since the season began with 2 of them coming as home wins this past weekend. Peanuts and sunflowers seeds just never tasted so good. Also the Men’s Volleyball team, although losing last night, is ranked #6 in the nation and continues on their run to a potential national championship. It is so exciting!
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters is entering its final weeks of the semester as well and it has been so much fun this year. Getting to play outside on Wednesday afternoons is just what these kids need.
Finally intramurals kicked off its annual kickball tournament and season and has gotten the most attention by students in years. Over 20 teams are competing for the t-shirt and championship poster…Wonder who’s going to win?
Until Next Time…Peace,
Hello to all you lovely readers!
I hope you are all doing very well! I cannot believe how fast March is going!
Last weekend was crazy fun due to the Friday’s Spring Formal which was held at the Museum of Science and Industry. Too cool!
Saturday morning we had an open house for our beautiful new science center which went very well. Even I was able to see some of the new lab rooms and the experiments they had displayed. Thank you to all those who worked so hard to accomplish such a great day!
I’ve been busy busy busy, but I’m completely okay with it because I am anticipating this upcoming weekend. I have signed up to go on a retreat called Koinonia! It is a weekend of reflection sharing and fun! I can’t wait! I will share even more by my next blog!
Until then, work hard, keep busy, and enjoy life.
This week has really been one roller coaster of events. I mean, I’m taking a break from my Physics homework and Biochemistry work to sit down with some guacamole and chips to write this blog for our lovely readers! But by no means am I complaining; in fact, THANK YOU! You’re saving my sanity
This week has been so long for so many reasons. I had a huge midterm for my Analytical Chemistry class (for those of you who don’t know or aren’t science majors, Analytical is basically a General Chemistry class but more in depth and more information), which was 10 long worked problems and 22 multiple choice problems as well. The good thing about this midterm? It was open book AND open notes; the downside is that there really is no reason you shouldn’t get a perfect grade (at least on the multiple choice!! )
But the very next day, I went on a field trip with my Biochemistry class to BP’s Naperville campus to see a really cool chemistry instrument in action. The machine is called NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and is used in CAT scans and airport security. This field trip gave me a chance to get some real world experience, and to start networking in the industry field. The guy we were with even had us make the samples for him, which was fun for us (again, industry experience!). The machine was SO COOL, and I learned so much, not only about the NMR machine and its functions, but also what it was like to work as a professional chemist in the field. It was so amazing that our professor was connected and able to have us visit this company, which really shows that our professors want us to get connected and make acquaintances so that come graduation and we’re applying for jobs, people will recognize us and realize that we have potential.
Well, I have to get back to my homework and the Jersey Shore reunion . Until next time!!!
Well spring break is over. It was a good spring break for me though, I took my dad flying for the first time. He was a lot more nervous than I thought he would be but he really enjoyed it and he even thinks he might take lessons after I graduate. I also took my girlfriend on a flight to Michigan City, which was a great flight. We flew right along the lake shore, and it was a beautiful flight. Other than that, one of my friends invited me to see Jerry Seinfeld’s stand up at the Rosemont Theater. It was a great show and my first time seeing him live. I also slept A LOT over break and that was very nice to catch up on my sleep.
We are pretty much at the half way point for this semester and classes are going great. It looks like it will be one of my best semesters as long as my grades keep up. Some of my classes have proven to be a little boring, but they are Gen Eds and I just have to push through them.
Last off, as far as flying is concerned, I am quickly approaching a stage check which is kind of like a mid term for pilots. After this one, I will be able to fly in the clouds and in low visibility conditions with my instructor. Studying is taking up my life on that one, because half of the exam is on the ground talking about regulations and aircraft systems and the other half is flying.
Talk to you later