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Kiera: Summer is coming!

I hope you all had a great weekend!!  My 10k went really well.  I achieved both my goals of finishing and in under an hour.  One of my best friends got up early with me and was there to support me.  We both had a blast and I was thoroughly sore afterwards!

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As the semester progresses students spend more time with their noses in their books and less time goofing off and that is what I did after my race.  It seems as if the mountain of homework is increasing.  My cat also had 4 kittens so I am super excited about getting to go see them!  :D

There are only 4 weeks of school left and many people are finalizing summer plans.  I am going to remain on campus where I will be living and working.  Some of my friends will be doing the same and I am really excited to get to spend the summer with them.

After all the rain we had last week, the sun decided to come out this week and it’s supposed to be warm!!  How can you not be happy with sunny t-shirt weather?  Have a great week!!

Kiera: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hi Everyone!!

Happy Friday.  I was happy to get some R&R last weekend and have an easier week.  Our Spring Visit Day last week was great!!  I love getting to meet students who are interested in Linfield and being able to answer questions and tell you all about life here on campus.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month so we’ve had various activities happening and this past Tuesday we had a speaker come and talk about the why it is important in having men involved in sexual assault awareness.  Yesterday was our Take Back the Night event and it was a big success.

Tomorrow I am running my first 10k.  I am really excited and a little nervous, but my running buddy and good friend is going to be there to support me so it is going to be awesome!!  I hope there is a little burst of sunshine, but I am not opposed to a little rain having grown up in Oregon.

Next week is housing registration.  So what does that mean?  Well, housing registration has been on all of our minds.  We get to pick our roommate, which building/apartment complex we want to live in and in which room/apartment specifically.  It takes place over three days, one day for suburbs doubles and quads, one day for suburbs triples and residence halls singles and triples, and one day for residence hall doubles.  Housing registration goes by total number of credits, so the more credits you have, the more likely you are to get your first pick.

I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Kiera: Registration and Mid-terms

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to enjoy the sunshine!!  It was so nice being able to study outside with my friends!!

Registration for next Fall semester is going on right now so there is a lot of talk about classes and next year.  I registered yesterday and was relieved to be able to get into all of the classes I wanted.  I will be taking French 301, Intro to Social Psych, Seminar in Abnormal Psych, and Race & Ethnicity.  Housing registration for next year is in two weeks so friends have been getting together to work out who they’re living with and where.  It was particularly difficult for me and my friends because the majority of us are studying abroad for at least one semester next year.

Midterms always sound so serious, but for us Wildcats, it really just means exams.  We don’t have one giant test in the middle of the semester and one giant final.  We have two or three exams throughout the semester and then a final, which is usually comprehensive.  This week seems to be a big week for exams.  I myself have two exams and two one-page papers due on Thursday and a presentation about of Friday, so I am definitely keeping really busy studying, but once exams are over and the weekend comes, it is overwhelming relief!!

This Friday is another one of our Spring Visit Days for admitted students.  I am excited to meet so many new people who are interested in Linfield and, of course, I am excited to host a student!!

Have a great week!! Enjoy the little bits of sun and warm weather we get!!

Kiera: Spring is in the air!!

I hope you all had a fantastic start to your week and a great weekend!!

Last week I attended a 3 hour mediation workshop and it was super interesting as well as really relevant to what I have been learning in my theories to counseling and psychotherapy class.  Community members were also able to attend and it was great getting to hear their perspective, especially during role-plays.

This past weekend I went to to dinner at the Rheinlander restaurant in Portland.  I had a blast getting to hang out with my friends and eating good food.  I had bratwurst with sauerkraut, red cabbage, and potatoes.

Getting to see admitted prospective students yesterday during one of our spring visit days was awesome!!  I had a prospective student stay the night and we had a lot of fun.  We even watched Mean Girls with my friend and two other prospective students that were staying with her.  I love getting to hear about what everyone is interested in and being able to answer their questions about Linfield.

Tonight is a Candlelight Prayer Service which I’m sure will be fabulous as always and this whole week is sexuality week and Greek week so there are a lot of cool activities going on.  Hopefully I don’t get to distracted from my homework! ;)  Especially since the sun is shining and it is warm outside!!

Enjoy the weather and have a great week!!

Kiera: Spring Break

Hi Everyone!!

I am back from break where I was house sitting for my mom.  It was warm and sunny the first few days, but then it was back to rain.  I was able to sleep and read a lot.  I read Girlosophy, a book I borrowed from a friend that is inspiration based from the Indian chakra.  I also read Catching Fire and Mockingjay which I thought were both fantastic books!!  I spent the evenings sitting in the family room with my cat curled up on my lap.

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It was great to be able to relax, but alas, it is back to class, which means homework and tests.  It is really important to stay on top of class work because it helps keep stress levels down when students get really busy and it means you have more time for fun activities!!

It is that time of the semester again to start thinking about next Fall.  We register for classes in two weeks so many people are going to begin talking about everything class related for next semester.  I just took a brief peek at the course listing and it looks like none of my required classes overlap.  Yay!!  As exciting as it can be to think about next year, there are only two  more months left in this semester which means that finals will be here before we know it.

Happy April Fool’s Day and enjoy the bits of sun that come out!!