Grades are in and other news

December 17, 2008 at 8:56 pm (Fall 2008, Fun Stuff, Life, School) (, , , )

Grades:

Finally, all my instructors have posted semester grades.

  • Juvenile Justice Procedures – A
  • Criminal Investigations – A
  • Human Biology – A
  • Society and Technology – A
  • Chamber Choir – A
  • Sunstance Abuse Pyschology – A

 Credits Completed – 50

GPA – 3.88 (so close…… but its been steadily going back up since that B in Statistics set me back a bit….)

School News:


I’m glad winter break is so long (did I mention its snowing!!!), becuase I have so much to get done…  I usually spend the first week not doing much, then the next five weeks are for catching up on anything I need to do.

Weather:

I am in the midst of 3 wonderful winter storms.  One Monday night and Tuesday, the second Wednesday (now), and the third overnight and tomorrow morning.  The first brought 8 wonderful inches of snow, and by Thursday there could be up to 2 feet of snow!!!!!!  I’ll upload pictures later.

Other News:

 I really can’t think of anything too exciting.  But, have you heard of “reborning“????? It’s downright creapy.  People take dolls, treat with acetone, bake, paint, and turn them into lifelike (plastic) babies. 

Video of the Day:

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Finals

December 11, 2008 at 5:01 pm (Fall 2008, School, Winter Break) (, , , )

Today (or tomorrow, depending on when I turn in the last few assignments) is the last day of the semester (thank goodness!). Three of my classes are completely done, and the two online classes are just about done too. Overall, this semester has been fine. A little boring, really easy, but all necessary for graduation.
Anyway, but school has this wonderfully excessive winter break. December 12 through January 21. Yay! 6 wonderful weeks where I don’t have to write papers or do quizes, or anything! Though… why the semester begins on a Wednesday is beyond me…
Plus, its supposed to snow this weekend! Yay!

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Competition

December 5, 2008 at 2:39 am (Fall 2008, School) (, , , )

I’m not an outwardly competitive person. People who know me are probably surprised to learn how competitive I really am. But school has provided a great outlet for this competitiveness…
My school uses a program called Blackboard for all the online classes. Other classes use this program too. But anyway this program allows instructors to post students’ grades. The way grades are posted you can see points possible, your grade, and the class average. It is always (ok, usually) my goal to score as close to 100% as possible. But sometimes even more exciting and fun is seeing how much higher my score is than the class average (see, I told you I was competitive).
With one week left in the semester, I only have one (maybe two) classes where I’m really worried about my grade. In that class I have an 88% overall with a major project (that I’m stressing about finishing) due Saturday. In the other class my instructor doesn’t provide grades throughout the semester (which is really frustrating)? And I’ve been getting As and Bs on the quizes.
Ok well, I guess we’ll see…

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Caroling on Campus

December 4, 2008 at 6:21 pm (Fall 2008, School) (, , )

Choir was fun this morning. For our dress rehearsal, we went around campus (the liberary, registration, the commons, the cafateria, the gym, and one of the dorms) singing some of our Christmas music. It was really fun. Or rather the first several stops were fun. After a while it got a little boring singing the same music over and over again. But over all, I think it was a fun way to end the semester.

What’s not so fun is the amount of homework I have to do before Saturday… I have 3 quizes, a report to finish, a paper, 2 reviews, 2 labs, and a powerpoint. If getting it done weren’t so stressful, it would be interesting to note how homework seems to go in waves; some weeks I’ll have nothing and other weeks (like this) I have no idea how I’ll get everything done. It doesn’t help that I’m ready to get the Christmas decorations out… I think I can get to that on Sunday, but maybe not till Wednesday. Oh well…

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Countdown!

December 1, 2008 at 8:00 pm (Fall 2008, Fun Stuff, Life) (, , )

Two weeks until the semester is over.  Thanks goodness!

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Thanksgiving Travels

November 24, 2008 at 5:53 pm (Fall 2008, Life) (, , , )

This week my family is traveling by train to Ohio to visit family for Thanksgiving. Rather than write everything twice, please refer to my other blog, http://www.hostfamily08.wordpress.com for these updates.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ice Skating

November 17, 2008 at 8:46 am (Fall 2008, Life) (, , )

I love ice skating. It’s some combination of being able to go fast with little effort, the cold air, the sound of the blades cutting across the ice, and everything that makes ice skating so wonderful. Ice skating makes your problems go away, you can just skate – free of the day to day limitations.

I wish I could get on the ice more often, because it really is one of my favorite things to do. But because they have to work around three hockey leagues (kids, adults, and pro) the only open slate when I’m not in school is Sunday evenings. Oh well, I guess I can deal with that. Though here is a marketing tip: the rink should sell season passes or something rather than having to pay $4 every time…

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Buy This CD

November 14, 2008 at 9:26 pm (Fall 2008, Fun Stuff) (, , , )

If you’ve spent much time on you tube, its likely you’ve heard of Indiana University’s Straight No Chaser, a mens acapella choir.  Well this year for their tenth anniversary, they made a reunion Christmas CD.  Its really good, and well worth the few dollars it costs.

So yeah…. you should go get a copy of Straight No Chaser’s Holiday Spirits.

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SNOW!!!!!!

November 10, 2008 at 2:36 am (Fall 2008, Fun Stuff, Life) (, , , )

Well……. so much for the snow bets… The first measurable snowfall was:

TODAY!!!!

1/2 an inch and its still falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But its supposed to warm up this week and then get cold again next weekend.

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Choir Auditions

November 6, 2008 at 11:45 pm (Fall 2008, School) (, , )

Today in choir we were auditioning for 8 slots to sing the National Anthem for the president of the college and some other people next week.  Well, out of the 12 altos, I was one of two picked.  This was very exciting – mostly cause some of the people who weren’t selected are in more advanceed choirs than I and have more experience in choir.

So anyway, on Tuesday, we are driving across the county (about an hour), singing the National Anthem, and driving back…  It ok though, cause it is a nice arrangement.

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