Thanks for taking the time out of your week to check out my blog, and as usual I hope everyone enjoyed their week. This week I wanted to focus on some of the art related programs here at Alfred State College.
Now that you have been updated from last weeks blog (that I had to redo again haha) I can update you on whats going on here with my life at ASC! I know I have mentioned before that I am a sister in Alpha Sigma Sorority. Well this week is actually the second week of pledging, which is a four week process of basically learning about each individual organization that the pledge is a part of. Pledging is a really fun month where we get to teach our traditions and history to a class of pledges and teach them how to one da
Laura is from Cato NY and hasn't decided if she will take masonry next year or try to get into the carpenter's union. Laura misses her family - she's a very family based person, but she says she would definitely come South all over again. Laura thinks that Bay St. Louis is a small and "homey" town and that the people in the South are really nice and more welcoming then in New York State. She has had alot of fun going to concerts in New Orleans and watching Cruise the Coast which is a huge moving car show.
Brandon is from the Buffalo area and would like to continue his studies at the University of Buffalo next year - eventually earning a degree in Architecture.
Brandon has enjoyed working in New Orleans and likes the freedom of work without someone shadowing him. "I get to go in a house, identify the problems and then fix them. I get to meet the homeowners and feel their gratitude and know I am making a difference in their lives. I like to think that I am restoring the memories of friends and family that have taken place in their homes."
The first of two Open Houses was a huge success. It was a lot of fun. I was a tour guide, therefore I took groups of about twenty people around campus and explained many of the most important parts of campus to them. It seems to me that the people who attended learned a lot about not only the campus, but a lot about the school itself. I had a few people come up to me and told me that they loved the school and that they would be putting in their application soon.
Jim is from Vestal, NY and plans to return there after graduation to find work. Jim would like to work in several types of construction and then concentrate in the one he finds he likes best. Eventually, he would like to find his way back down to MIssissippi where he likes the area and the weather.
10/5/10 – 5:25 p.m. Driving home from work in the city for the second time. This commute is going to suck. I’m very seriously thinking about dropping $150 on some noise canceling headphones to block out the sound of commercial radio and arguing. We’re working with the St. Bernard Project for a couple weeks while The Episcopal Church Initiative gets their funding.
Jakes spiritual life is very important to him and so I asked him if the spiritual experience was different in the South. "I have been attending a Baptist church here in Bay St. Louis and it has really broadened my experience. They have a big choir which we don't have back home, and the pastor actually yells at us during the sermon!"
Nick Tier is a biker and I thought he would like biking in Mississippi because its so flat. Nick says he really misses the challenging hills and the quiet country roads around Alfred. The small town of Bay St Louis, Mississippi seems alot like home though and Nick finds that everyone is friendly here. Nick is surprised that he likes the weather and thought that it would be hotter and more humid than it is.