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18Feb/150

Courtwarming Games 2015

 

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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.

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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!

Dakota

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4Feb/150

Fortune Favors the Bold

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When was the last time you went up to someone you admired and told them that you are happy to have them in your life? I'm not talking about that girl who you are secretly in love with from your business class, or the guy with all the snide remarks in your language class. What I'm talking about is approaching someone that you have a relationship with, friendly or otherwise, and telling them exactly what it is that you like about them and that you are fortunate to have them in your life.

See, we live in a society where telling someone that you like the photo they put up on their Facebook last night earns you "creeper status," being nice to someone of the opposite sex makes you "flirty," and it's way easier to hide behind your phone as opposed to actually walking up and interacting with someone.

I am asking you to go out and be different. In a good way. Get your face out of that smart phone of yours, and smile at the person walking past you. Talk to your professors in class. Make a new friend, or ask that special someone out on a date! Be bold! I don't want you to live another second wishing you had the courage to do something that you want to do in this life because sometimes you only get one chance.

My entrepreneurship professor here at William Woods, David Forster, taught me something my freshman year. He said, "The three most pointless emotions are guilt, worry, and fear of failure." Fear of failure is the one I would like to focus on. Let me put this into perspective for you - lets say that you walk up to someone and ask them to grab coffee with you sometime, the worst thing that could possibly happen is that they say no. In that situation, you have lost absolutely nothing, you're still in the same shoes you had on before you asked, and the only thing that has changed is that you did what you've always wanted to do. You may get shot down, but you were brave! That's what really matters.

Allow me to proclaim my everlasting distaste for all that is pessimistic. You don't have time for negativity. While the rest of the world tries to bring you down, you'll be soaring through life accomplishing all of your wildest dreams. All because you took that first step, that one small leap of faith that let you know that you could accomplish all of your wildest dreams and goals. Anything is possible for you!

Life is full of beautiful moments. Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day. Always remember: things always happen for a reason, it's your job to find out what that reason is.

Peace and blessings, friends.

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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

6Dec/130

Hello, again!

Hey, friends!  We're down to the very last day of classes before finals.  Looking back, I'm curious where all my time has gone!  It's been a great first semester for my junior year, and I'm so excited for what's coming next.  With all the visiting students, it's been difficult to sit down and share with you all on my blog. I am so happy to show students the place I love most, so cramming all the activities of the last few weeks into one post isn't bad at all.

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Last month in my sorority, we had our philanthropy week.   Philanthropy weeks consist of activities and competitions to raise money and awareness about our cause.  In Chi Omega's case, we support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and we call our week, "Wish Week!"  It was so much fun!  We started the week on November 11th, at 11:11.  What better time for a week about wishes?  The surrounding sororities and fraternities came to our events to celebrate Make-A-Wish, and when you get the Greek community together it is always a good time.  The participants played in a dodgeball tournament, hung up banners for Chi Omega and Make-A-Wish, and sang songs to us about our house and our cause.  We even had a day for penny wars where pennies are worth positive points, and silver coins and bills are worth negative points.  It's a game of strategy for the competiting houses, but the friendly competition helped us raise over $1,000!

 

Here's a picture collage by Hayley Bowler of Sam!  Keep fighting, little guy!

Here's a picture collage by Hayley Bowler of Sam! Keep fighting, little guy!

The whole week, we were inspired by a wonderful little guy named Sam, or as we all know him, Superman Sam!  Sam is 5 years old and is currently battling a rare cancer.  He was recently given the opportunity to have his wish granted, and we were so inspired by his story!  We couldn't wait to meet him and thankfully, we got the opportunity at our last event, the Wish Walk!  The Wish Walk is a 5K that we host here in Fulton.  After hearing about Superman Sam and about our cause, the community and campus stepped up to participate.  It was awesome to see everyone in their Wish Walk shirts smiling and having fun in support of Sam!  At the close of the week, we raised a total of $5,000 for Make-A-Wish!  It felt so great to know that we could benefit a child just like Superman Sam!Wish Walk

 

 

 

 

After a great Wish Week, we got closer to Thanksgiving break.  It's always nice to go home to your family and visit friends!  I really enjoyed all the family time and especially the food (Hey mom, if you're reading this -- you're the bomb!).  I always miss WWU when I am home, so thankfully I had basketball practice on Friday night and was able to come back to campus with my teammates!

Now, we are up to the last week of class.  Again, where has my time gone?? It has been such a fast, thrilling, sometimes crazy but completely wonderful fall here at the Woods.  If you haven't had the opportunity to join us this semester, I hope to see you soon!  With Christmas break approaching, this will be my last post until next semester!  Happy Holidays and safe travels to all of you!  To my William Woods family, I'll miss you dearly until we return. Good luck on finals to students of any age, and thanks again for reading!

 

For more info about the Chi Omega chapter at William Woods University, visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/ChiOmegaWWU and like our page!

To follow the Owls during this holiday season, visit http://www.wwuowls.com/index.aspx !