Fall Term Recap!
Looking back at my first term at Augustana, I had a really great time. My classes were interesting and academically challenging! I found that Augustana has so much to offer on campus when you need a study break in the form of events offered by the Office of Student Life. I got to see movies such as Despicable Me 2 and White House Down, and watch a performance by the comedic troupe Second City and more, all for free!
I also really grew to enjoy my residence building Andreen Hall. Andreen houses about 200 students, and some of them are international students from different countries! It was great to meet and live with a lot of new people. At Halloween, Andreen Hall holds the “Hallowdreen” trick or treating event for children. All of the floors entered a competition to see who could decorate their floor the best. My floor (Third floor, East Wing) created the fairy tale/enchanted forest theme. We used real tree branches taped to the walls to make the hallway look like a real forest!
Andreen Hall Council also hosted our very own Gatsby Party, where we all dressed up in our formal 1920’s inspired attire and attended a party in the lounge where there was live jazz music!
At the end of the term, on my way up the stairs to Andreen, I noticed a bunch of pink lawn flamingos in front of the building! It was really funny and definitely cheered me up during finals week. I later discovered that the flamingos were part of a charity for the JETS 2014 Medical Service Learning Program , a service organization on campus, and someone in the building had been “flocked” by flamingos.
I was giving myself a little time before I joined any activities to get a lay of the land, I have now joined the Cantilena Women’s Choir and will be preforming in the Christmas at Augustana Concert. I am also looking forward to participating in rushing for Greek Life. I’m really looking forward to all of the fun things coming next term and in the future!