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Morgan: Radio Show

Tonight marks the first night of my own Linfield College radio show! My show will be every Monday night from 7pm – 9pm!

Because I am a mass communications major, I am required to take either a broadcasting or newspaper class. I chose broadcasting and as a requirement for that class, I have to have my own radio show.

The radio station that my show will be on is KSLC 90.3 FM McMinnville. If you are not in range to tune into this station, you can stream the radio station online at the KSLC website.

I still don’t quite know exactly what my show will be about. At the moment, I think I’m going to do a show all about girls (trying to keep it humorous, of course). The show will be called “The Girls Room”. I will play songs that I have turned to whenever I’ve gone through a break-up or songs that talk about “girl power”, all that good stuff. I will also play and sing live on the air, as well as bring in other student musicians. I also plan to open the lines for listeners to call in and ask questions/receive advice. Because why not!?

We will see how this radio show turns out, I think it is going to be very funny and hopefully a hit. We’ll see :)

Be sure to tune in!

I hope to see you soon!

Morgan

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Morgan: Spring is in the Air!

Today marks the second week of the 2014 Spring Semester here at Linfield College. The first day was last Tuesday, February 11th. (Classes were cancelled Monday due to the snow).

This semester I am taking 16 credits. The minimum amount of credits students can take is 12 and the maximum is 18. I am taking an Information Gathering class, French, Contemporary Business, Broadcasting and Zumba!

Yesterday, Sunday Feb. 16, was Competitive Scholarship Day here on campus. Competitive Scholarship Day (CSD) is a day were perspective students can come to campus and take a test in the discipline of their choosing with a chance of winning scholarship prize money.

Students can participate in this event by submitting their application before a specific deadline and checking a box on their application that verifies whether they want to participate in this event or not. There are up to 30 different tests that a student could take, and they can pick their top three choices on their application.

The first through third prize winners of each test will walk away with scholarship Monday. First prize wins $20,000, second prize wins $15,000, and third prize wins $12,000. This prize money is then spread out over a students four years here at Linfield.

I hosted five students total this weekend. Students who are participating in CSD can choose if they want to stay over night with a current student. Students can say Friday through Sunday night. I have three students stay with me Saturday and three students stay with me Sunday. One of the girls who stayed with me Saturday also stayed with me Sunday, thus a total of 5 students.

The entire event was a ton of fun! It’s a chance for students not only to win scholarship money but to also experience Linfield College and typical campus life.

If you are looking at applying/enrolling to Linfield College, I HIGHLY advise that you participate in CSD!

I hope to see you soon!

Morgan

Morgan: Halfway Through Jan Term Already?

Today, Friday Jan. 17, marks the halfway point of our Jan Term semester.

Jan term is a one month semester offered in the month of January. Linfield Students can do one of three things during this Jan Term. They can either:

  • Take up to 3-5 credits on campus (about one class)
  • Stay home and have an extra long holiday break
  • Or study abroad

This Jan Term, as I mentioned in my previous blog post, I am taking Visual Communication (4 credits) and a Zumba fitness class (1 credit).

Students are already prepping for their mid-terms as this Friday marks the halfway point. Luckily for me, I don’t have a test in my class. Phew!

ZUMBA

ZUMBA!

Last night at Zumba, is was Tie-Dye theme night! The whole class dressed up in their tie-dye gear and danced away!

Next Jan Term I hope to study abroad to England with the Mass Communication department! I am so excited for that!

Overall, I am really glad that I decided to stay on campus for Jan Term. I have only had to worry about one class, which is actually a TON of fun, I have a lot of free time, and I am able to make closer relationships/spend more time with my friends.

If you do decide to come to the wonderful college that is Linfield, I HIGHLY recommend that you enroll in Jan Term. You won’t regret it.

I hope to see you soon!

Morgan

 

Morgan: January Term & CatCab

Well it’s that time of year again. The time where the Holiday break is (unfortunately) over and students everywhere are heading back to college. However, some of the Linfield students are dong just the opposite.

Here at Linfield College, we have a short semester we like to call Jan Term (January Term). Its a short, one month semester that is optional for students to take. Linfield students can do one of three things during this Jan Term. They can either:

  • Stay home and have an extra long holiday break
  • Study abroad for the duration of the Jan Term
  • Come on campus and enroll in 3-5 credits

Last Jan Term, I was planning on coming to campus and taking an acting class. However, at the last minute I came down with pneumonia. I had to call and cancel my class and stay home for Jan Term. Whereas, I couldn’t have gotten sick at a better time, I was still SO bummed that I was missing Jan Term.

Because students on campus are only taking 3-5 credits, it is a much more relaxed feeling on campus. Students have more time to relax rather than worrying about other classes.

Another thing I noticed when I came back to Linfield in the Spring that year, was that the people who had spend Jan Term together had become so much closer. These people had created stronger friendships that I unfortunately had to miss out on.

ZUMBA

ZUMBA!

So this Jan Term, I was determined to spend it on campus. This year I am taking a Visual Communications class and Zumba! I go to my Visual Communications class from 9am-noon M-Th and Zumba from 6-7pm M-Th. All together I am taking 5 credits. I LOVE both of these classes! But best of all, I have so much time to relax, watch Netflix, get more work hours in and just become closer with some of my fellow classmates.

Here is my Zumba class last night! It was Linfield theme night! :)
Today marks the end of the first week of Jan Term. And because Jan Term is so condensed, it also marks the first quarter or the term.

Last night, Thursday, Linfield Activities Board (LAB) put on a CatCab event. This is an event that LAB puts on every Thursday night. This event takes place in the Fred Meyer Lounge (FML). Either a student or professional performer will come and play for the student body.

Last night, my friend Logan Mays was the performer chosen for the CatCab. Logan was nice enough to let me sing with him! We sang a duet to “Breakeven” by The Script. It was such a fun event and just another reason why I am so happy with my decision of coming to Linfield.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ehQB5737yY

I hope to see you soon!

Morgan

 

Morgan: Finals Week and January Term

Well it’s that time of year again. That time of the year when I practically live in the library. It’s finals week.

Luckily I only have three finals and a reflection paper this year so I’m not too worried. I have finals in my Approaches to Religion class, Introduction to Mass Communications class, and my Introduction to Statistics class. My reflection paper is in my Introduction to Media Writing class. None of my finals are accumulative.

This Friday, Dec 6 is Reading day. Therefore no one will have class that day so that students can use that time to study for finals. Then finals start that next week. The college schedules the finals depending on the time the class takes place. You can view this year’s finals schedule on the Linfield website.

This year my last final is Wednesday at 8 a.m. then I can go home right after!

I will then return to campus on Sunday, Jan 5 for January term. Jan term is an optional semester that students can take.

Here at Linfield we run on a 4-1-4 schedule. We have a four month fall semester, a four month spring semester, and in between those two we have a one month January term.

Jan term is like a full semester of a class crammed into one month. During that Jan term semester you can do one of three things. You can either:

  • Take up to 3-5 credits on campus (usually one class), or onlinesnowsnow
  • Stay at home and have an extra long holiday break
  • OR travel abroad

All three of these options are evenly distributed with about 1/3 of students participating in each.

This year for Jan term I am taking a 4 credit Visual Communications class and a 1 credit Zumba class! I’m really excited for both (mostly the Zumba).

 

I hope to see you soon!

Morgan