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Woodsfest: Alumni Weekend 2015


Happy Hump Day to all!

This upcoming weekend, William Woods will be hosting its annual Alumni Weekend shindig! The theme this year is Woodsfest! A festive gathering of old friends and colleagues brought together for a weekend of reminiscing on the past and writing the next page of the future.

For a full schedule of Woodsfest events, follow this link!

We hope to see you all this coming weekend at William Woods!

As always, peace and blessings!


Welcome to Greek Life

Allow me to begin this blog post by letting you know the life has been excellent as of late! Great things are happening all around me. The Owls Baseball Team is performing well on a consistent basis, sporting a record of 28 wins and 9 losses. We have two weekends left in the regular season and then we head off to compete in the conference tournament to play for a conference title and a trip the national tournament.

Also, the founding of a new fraternity, Sigma Tau Gamma, at William Woods has been progressing swimmingly. We've been able to assemble a great group of guys with the qualities of leadership, ambition, optimism, and individuality. By embracing one another, we have been able to broaden our own horizons and develop a culture of open-mindedness. I am proud that I took the first step, with many of my brothers, to do something new. To challenge ourselves. To be the best men we can possibly be at all times.

William Woods Greek Life offers a one of a kind opportunity to those who join. Not only does going Greek offer a sense of involvement in the community, it also sets you up to make new, lifelong friends. I am fortunate to be a part of the family that is Greek Life at WWU!


My new Sigma Tau Gamma brothers and I on the night of our association ceremony!



Phired Up at William Woods!

Last Friday, as a part of the President's Concert and Lecture Series, the William Woods community welcomed guest speaker Tina VanSteenbergen from Phired Up. Tina gave an inspiring motivational speech to the community at large and brought us closer with one another through a series of interactive tasks throughout the presentation. The entire goal of the event was to pull our community nearer to the idea of Social Excellence...


My favorite piece of advice from the presentation. Great tip for incoming college students. "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."

Social Excellence [n]: A state of perpetual generosity, curiosity, positivity, and openness to limitless possibility. A desire to intentionally connect with others. The ability to engage in deep, meaningful conversation. Acting in a responsible and respectable manner with high expectations of others. Being authentic and living everyday with integrity as the best version of oneself. Being confident and vulnerable. Being fun and compassionate. Being open, kind, and bold. The highest level of societal participation and contribution.


I got my very own picture with the VIP Guest Speaker Tina VanSteenbergen!

Tina had everyone rise from their seats and go meet someone new. Once we met our new person, we sat with them throughout the entire presentation. Taking breaks to have conversations on random topics with our newly found friends. By the end of the presentation, I had made a new friend who I new a lot of new details about, such as the people he idolized, his likes and dislikes, and his family. Tina encouraged us to adopt several new principles of social excellence including generosity and authenticity, and how to build masterful social skills and how to push one's social comfort zones to the max. Social Excellence increases social confidence and prepares individuals for success in college, business, relationships, and life. In today's technological world, human connections remain vital to professional and personal success and must remain an integral part of everyday life.

This LEAD event helped me to understand the importance of face to face interaction and make a new friend. For that, I am grateful.


Courtwarming Games 2015



This years Courtwarming logo designed by the one and only, Alaina Leverenz.

Come one, come all to the Sixth Annual Courtwarming Games at William Woods University! Presented by Student Alumni Council. Every year in anticipation for a final home stand during basketball season, WWU hosts a Courtwarming celebration. All week long we showcase our William Woods spirit by wearing Kelly Green and Burgundy, going to LEAD events, and attending sporting events to cheer our teams to victory! This year's Courtwarming theme is based off of the wildly popular series of novels turned movies, The Hunger Games. Our Courtwarming weeks events started off last night with the LEAD event "No Hunger in Our Games". Students brought non-perishable food items for donation to the local food pantry and watched The Hunger Games. Today, my fellow Student Alumni Council member Matt Underwood and I handed out tee shirts and collected ballots from those voting to elect this year's Courtwarming King and Queen.


Matt and I collecting ballots and handing out tee shirts to ambitious WWU students.

On Friday, Student Alumni Council will host the Courtwarming Games Pep Rally! A night of games, fun, great prizes and school spirit! Students will support our basketball teams as they prepare for the Courtwarming Game on Saturday, February 21st. All of this support, action, and opportunity is another reason that being an Owl is the only way to be! Finally, may the odds be ever in your favor!

Peace and blessings, friends!