Now I’m not quite sure how things work at UNH for the Study Away program, but at The University of Toledo we have a department called the Center for International Students and Programs (CISP for short) that umbrellas all programs for students who wish to travel.
I started there for a different program called Camp Adventure (which if anyone comes to Toledo needs to look into- it’s the best thing) which is a program that trains you to be a camp counselor for military children. I was bit by the travel when I was a wee little thing. And after traveling to New Orleans with Camp Adventure, I looked for other ways to see different places. National Student Exchange provided me a cool alternative to many of the expensive options. (more…)
Finals start next week and the thought of going home for five weeks, while maybe not the most exciting thing in the world, is there. You’re split on wanting to be in the peace and quiet of your own room while knowing that you’re going to miss chilling in your dorm with your lounge crew. While trying to figure out when you’re leaving campus and the stress of exams and essays builds, take some time to appreciate all of the fun you had this semester and all of the awesome things that happened at the good old University of New Hampshire. Too much happen, well here’s a recap of all of the biggest events of this semester!
August and September marked the beginning of college for freshmen and the last fall semester for seniors. While maybe not as memorable a month, aside from move in and the picnics, as the rest of the semester, UNH had some pretty cool stuff happen. Late September brought Hollywood to campus as history professor Ellen Fitzpatrick’s Letters to Jackie was turned into a TLC film and screened at the MUB. Academy Award winner and producer of Letters, Bill Couturie came for the screening and answered questions from the packed audience. Along with this mini-Hollywood invasion, halls across campus held their floor wars or some other way to start fostering community among their residents.
The second full month of school was packed with some of the best moments of this semester. Starting at the beginning was homecoming, which I’m sure was as awesome for most of you as it was for me (check out my blog post about homecoming from October!). There was the parade and bonfire, tailgating and a winning 59-19 football game—and it was all Harry Potter themed! Moving forward from homecoming, October also brought the return of hockey for the season! Although the games may not have all been
winners, there were some great games to watch and be in the Cat Pack for! Speaking of hockey, October was when Hockey East got a visit from the Big 10 as UNH took on Michigan for a weekend of competition on and off the ice. While the Wildcats skated their hardest in an attempt to beat the Wolverines, UNH Students participated in the social media battle of UNH vs UMich—winning overall and showing that we have more spirit! October also brought us Family Weekend, the Red Sox winning the World Series, and Halloween (which you can read about here, here, and here).
Ah, November… it feels like just yesterday. Oh… that’s because it was. Well, it was only a few days ago! Time sure flies when you have all of those days off early on and then most of a week for Thanksgiving! November, although it seemed quite short, brought some inspiring moments as a 9/11 survivor gave a lecture in the Strafford Room and made us laugh with events like kayak basketball. The International Food Luncheon, which really influenced my life since I lived in the dorm hosting it, took place at the end of the month and was a great success than the two previous years! With more than twenty dishes from around the world, IFL was a hit for everyone (and super delicious!). And lets not forget about 1000 thanks, the second annual event in which the UNH community comes together to thank our sponsors!
And with Thanksgiving now over and most of the last week of classes done as well, there isn’t much to say about December. This Friday brings us stress relief followed by the big UNH vs BC hockey game on Saturday! And while you could slack off this weekend, remember that finals start Tuesday (or Monday night for some unlucky students) and then it’s back home for five weeks! Time sure flies when you’re having fun in Wildcat Country!
So good luck on finals and look forward to break (or at least all of the fun that spring semester will bring)!
As I write this, there are 7 days, or 168 hours/10,080 minutes/604,800 seconds until finals week begins. And even though 604,800 seconds seems like a long time, it doesn’t feel nearly enough time to accomplish all of the last minute projects, presentations, papers, lab reports, and exams remaining. How exactly does a UNH student tackle the last week of classes and finals week?! I’ll give you a hint: the answer is not a lot of coffee. (more…)
The harsh reality of Thanksgiving this year fell into the lap of repetition.With 30 place settings, 13 desserts, five tables, and two turkeys, my Thanksgiving was filled to the brim with several variations of the ubiquitous adjective, “good.”
“How is college?” (more…)
I’d like to introduce you to a historical UNH tradition. If you had attended UNH in the 1950s its possible you would have encountered the The Sphinx, and the Beanie Scene.
The Sphinx was a sophomore honor society. They guided incoming freshman through their first week of orientation, and would get them all pumped up for UNH. You probably experienced something similar upon your own arrival. One of the practices of The Sphinx was to introduce the freshman to the Beanie Scene.
The Beanie Scene worked like this: if you were a freshman you were required to buy a blue beanie with a ball on top as soon as you arrived on campus. (more…)
In the air, there is a feeling of Christmas (yes, I am quoting “Silver Bells”). The holidays are one of the most magical times of the year, and no matter where you are, you can usually find some festive cheer. For my friends back at UNH, this means yummy holiday foods, the first snow fall, and listening to Christmas music (usually instead of studying). Over here in London, it’s not much different (except for the snow thing). While I definitely miss being home for the start of the holiday season, I have found plenty of Christmas spirit to keep me from feeling too homesick. (more…)
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