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6Nov/150

A St. Louis ballpark field trip as part of a comm Class? Don’t mind if I do!

My snapchat selfie in St.Louis!

My snapchat selfie in St.Louis!

Living in Fulton, is quite an advantage to someone like me-an international student!

Kansas City and St. Louis are each within 2 hours from Fulton. This is brilliant because Fulton is rural. Being close to cities makes me feel more at home! And having two MLB teams (the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals) in our state is a plus!

So our Communication and Sport Class professor, Dr. Cavaiani, took us to St. Louis to study the history of the ballparks there. HOW COOL! Not many schools can take their students on field trips. We are very lucky here at The Woods.

Overall the trip was a success. Everybody enjoyed themselves. We got to take plenty of pictures, and I LOVE a good ol’ selfie!

I do not know very much about baseball, so this field trip gave me a little more insight and educated me a lot about it.

Before we left we ate delicious food at the Ballpark Village. It was lovely being all together. By now, you know I love my food and there was no way I was leaving without eating.

Our class at the first Ballpark site

My class and I at the site of the original Cardinals ballpark.

Thanks for reading!

-Mims

29Oct/150

Spring is around the corner (well nearly)

The past week has been a roller coaster for me. Advising for spring semester has come around, which means that I have to accept it will be my last semester here at The Woods! Thank gosh for Dr. Cavaiani, a communication professor. Being a senior, I have taken most of the classes I need to graduate, and I was in a little bit of a pickle for what classes I should take in the spring.Myself in the Broadcasting classroom

I am striving to work in the sports communication field in my future and Dr. Cav was the right person to talk to. He gave me class options that I could take in the spring to help me get where I want to be in life.

One of the classes is Radio Broadcasting. I've had some experience with this, but not enough to include it in the portfolio that I have been building to show employers when I seek a job. William Woods is lucky to have an actual radio station on campus, and most of the shows are produced by students! It streams online as well as broadcasts, so you can listen online if you want!

Julia Wells and MyselfJulia Wells is also a communications major and taking Radio Broadcasting with me, which lead us to seize an opportunity--we are creating our own sports talk show! I’m so excited!

Julia started at the same time as I did. She is one of my closest friends on campus. Julia was always there to give me rides and help me get in to the American swing of things!

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I ended the advising process on a high. After all the stress of deciding what to do for my last semester, I figured it out from the help of my professors and my family!

-Mims