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8Oct/140

Go Cardinals!

It's October and that means playoff baseball is here! There is nothing better than getting together with my friends and teammates to watch the greatest players in the world play the greatest game on planet Earth. The playoffs mean throwing pizzas in the oven, getting up to speed on the latest game day predictions, and then battening down the hatches for 9 innings of Cardinal baseball. Last night the St. Cardinals beat the LA Dodgers 3 to 2 after a home run by Matt Adams off of Clayton Kershaw in the 7th inning. Our apartment went bananas when the Cardinals took the lead! Year in and year out you can find fans of all types cheering their team to victory here at William Woods! As for right now, it's time for playoff baseball. I wish it was always October. We are Cardinal Nation!20141007_191558-1

2Apr/140

WWU 101!

You. William Woods University. April 11th, 2014. Be there!

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Welcome to WWU 101, our school's biggest admissions event of the year! If you are a high school or college transfer student planning on attending William Woods this August, this event is specifically for you. :)

WWU 101 is a great opportunity to meet several other incoming students, current students, as well as a bunch of faculty and staff. You will also have the chance to participate in several academic and social activities.

Academically, attending WWU 101 can give you a headstart in preparing for your upcoming semester. You will get to meet with your advisor, so you can talk about which classes you want to take in August. You can sit in on a current class if you would like. You can also learn about the honors program and Freshman Advantage! This is a great time to talk to a bunch of people and find answers to all your questions about your academic life here at The Woods.

I met Hannah Mansell when she came to visit campus for events like 101, and was super excited to welcome her as a new member of my sorority once August finally rolled around!

I met Hannah Mansell when she came to visit campus for events like 101, and was super excited to welcome her as a new member of my sorority once August finally rolled around!

WWU 101 will also offer plenty of recreational activities, too! For example, in the afternoon we will have an ice cream social, a tie dye booth, and an opportunity to work with current fraternity and sorority members to make weekend food bags for kids in need. Representatives from WWU's many clubs and organizations will be around, too, so you'll be able to start thinking about how you might want to get involved. You will also have the opportunity to stay overnight on campus with a current student. I would absolutely encourage every single one of you to stay the night if you can! This is a wonderful way to get to know some of the current students a little bit better and get a feel for what it will be like to live here in the fall semester. There are also some great evening activities planned for students that are staying on campus: the show choir will perform their concert, "The Wonderful World of Disney," followed immediately by a hysterical performance from a professional improv team known as Mission IMPROVable!

Throughout the day, you will also be able to get your student ID, sign up for recruitment, and shop the WWU logo store. Be sure to bring your parents along; we are having a parent Q&A session and a parents' reception that evening!

WWU 101 is a wonderful opportunity for every incoming student. I'm so glad I was able to attend when I was still a senior in high school, and I have loved getting to help out with it as a current student every year since! If you are interested in attending, call the admissions office to RSVP at 1-800-995-3159. Let them know how many guests will be attending with you, and be sure to specify whether or not you want to stay the night!

I hope every single one of you can come! I look forward to meeting you there!

7Nov/121

Welcome to The Woods!

Hello all you handsome and beautiful people! My name is Katherine Wortmann and I am so happy you have decided to visit my blog! :)

Before I dive too deep into this post, first I’d like to tell you a little about me! I am a senior this year (ahh!), majoring in American Sign Language Interpreting and American Sign Language Studies. I am from Mexico, MO, which is a whole 20 minutes away from Fulton. You might think that I am a commuter since I live so close to WWU, but no! I am a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and live right here on campus with all my sisters!

I am all about being involved here on campus, which you’ll learn more about in my future blog posts, but the main organizations I participate in are Student Alumni Council, Hands Up Club, University Ambassadors and Phonathon. All of these are groups are fabulous to be a part of and I can’t wait to tell you more about them later on!

My school spirit started early. Check me out freshman year!

As you’ll find out really quickly (because you’re oh-so-smart!), I am a huge goofball, so I love just hanging out with my friends, having a good time and laughing till my sides hurt. I also really enjoy being creative-98% of the time I’m crafting something, and the other 2% I’m thinking about a craft I could be making!

Movies are something I really enjoy, too! Chick flicks? Heck yeah! Musicals? Yes please! Scary-gory nonsense? No, thanks.. There is a really awesome movie theater right here in Fulton, so you can find me there slurping on a blue Icee when a really great movie hits the theaters. :)

Have any other burning questions about who I am? Then head on over to my "About Me"  section and read on!

Ok, now to the good stuff. One thing you should know about me is how much I love William Woods University. I have so much pride in this school and absolutely love sharing it with everyone I meet. No matter if I’m at a soccer game, a theater production, an art gallery or a Greek philanthropy event, I’m always happy to be a part of The Woods community and represent my Owls!

My hope is that through these next few months of blogging, you’ll be able to pick up on how wonderful WWU is and want to see it for yourself! It is such a fun and beautiful campus with lots of great people. As you can see, I’ve got school spirit oozing out of me and can’t wait to share more with you!

Senior year and still going strong! Love my Owls!

From alllll the way back four years ago to where I am now, WWU has helped shape who I am today and I couldn’t be more thankful. This blog is not only dedicated to helping you figure out why WWU is so great, but also sharing the best things about The Woods as a thank you for all this community has given me.

This next month/semester is going to be lots of fun. Why? Because it’s my SENIOR YEAR! I hope you’ll tag along for the ride as I take my last few classes, get ready for graduation and start planning for my internship! Buckle up, people. Life’s about to get crazy!

Until next time, smiles and sunshine! :)

Katherine