Student Blog The blog of William Woods University Undergraduate Students

13Apr/164

Graduating in 3 Weeks!

Hi Guys and Gals!

I haven't posted for a while. So here is just a quick update on my life from the past few weeks!

Me in our Resort

Me in our Resort

Golf has been going great for us as a team. After we came back from our first event we traveled to Carbondale Illinois to play a NCAA Division 1 tournament. We played against all D1 teams and lost in a playoff to IUPUI. Pretty impressive for a small NAIA School!

For Spring Break we went to Orlando with the Men's golf team. This week was by far my best Spring Break tournament ever. We stayed at the Mission Inn Resort and played fabulous golf courses for the week we were there. We bonded as a team and of course made the most of our time in Florida. The Women's team won and it made our 20 hour bus ride a little easier. 😛

Our team picture in Orlando

Our team picture in Orlando

After Spring Break, I played my last ever home tournament. How SAD!! This was tearful and awesome because I got to play with my best friend on the second day who is also a fellow senior, Alejandra.

NOW we are back on campus. We don't play again until our conference which is in two weeks!

My Cap and gown have arrived, and my parents have booked their flights to see me graduate!

Exciting times are ahead and time is flying by too quick for my liking.

Oh, and did you know our team is number 1 nationally?

Enjoy your week!

-Mimmi

18Mar/162

Golf Madness

My golf season has finally started! The top 7 golfers went on a little road trip to St. Joseph, Missouri to compete in a D2 golf tournament. We were the only NAIA school there, and we dominated all of the NCAA D2’s and D3’s! Isn't that awesome? What a great feeling to have. It was our first event of the season, so we were a little rusty, but we still managed to win.

As always, there are plenty of pros and hardly any cons whenever we travel!

So here we go, I am going to brag to you a little bit about my trip…

  1. 2 to a Room!

We stayed in the Holiday Inn Express and the hotel accidentally overbooked so we had 2 people to a room, this meant a bed each and just pure bliss for the two nights we stayed there!

Celia Mansour and I after Round 1!

Celia Mansour and me after Round 1!

  1. Chipotle First Night!

As you already know, I have an obsession with Chipotle. My coach obviously knows this after putting up with me for nearly 4 years, so we happened to be so lucky to be staying right next to Chipotle, and I had it two nights in a row. DON’T JUDGE!

  1. Best Friend Visit!

One of my best friends, Joni, who recently graduated from William Woods has just landed herself a job in St. Joe. Joni came to surprise me one night, so we caught up and just watched some TV! It made my week!

  1. We WON!

William Woods had 4 women who finished top 10 and the team won by many shots against D2's Lindenwood and Missouri-Western! It was a great start to our season, and we have a lot of work to do to win the National Championship!

I can't wait for our next event in Carbondale Illinois, we play a D1 school! Let's hope we can dominate this one, too!

-Mimmi

18Feb/160

How Time Flies!

Oh EM GEE… It's the middle of February, and my golf season starts in 3 weeks! Yikes!

Over the last six weeks, I have been super busy with school, my internship, and golf! I've kept myself busy with three main things, and a bonus activity or two. Just like in high school, spring semester in college is crazy busy!

Chipotle with Alex

Chipotle with Alex

  1. School - as you already know it's my senior semester, and to be honest it is pretty chilled. I'm taking 12 credits including an internship. However three classes are English, and they sure keep me busy.
  2. Internship - I am lucky enough to intern on campus with Travis, the sports information director. It works so well with my major, and I am loving it so far. It takes up my boring Tuesday and Thursday nights and time flies by.
  3. Golf - we all know what Missouri weather is like-bipolar to the max. Golf has been up and down just like the weather. Sometimes we go out to play or sometimes we are stuck indoors. However everyone is getting back into it and we are ready to compete.
  4. Food Trips to Columbia - my teammate and good friend Alex Bankovich and I have made at least 8 Chipotle trips so far this semester, thrown in with some Olive Garden and Andy's Frozen Custard. Yep, I said it--Andy's in freezing weather. Columbia is only 25-30 minutes away, so whenever we are craving some fattening food that isn't available in Fulton, we just hop right in the car!
  5. Tanning - it's about that time of year when I buy a monthly tanning package from Fulton’s Tanfastic salon. So 20 minutes before or after eating at Tucker Dining Hall, I pop right there to keep my bronze colour going in the winter.

There are plenty more fun things going on around campus at this time and before we know it, it will be May! Happy February, guys!

-Mimmi

12Nov/150

10 Things to do on the Weekend in Fun-ville Fulton

I’m not sure if you are like me but, every Monday I automatically think what my plans are for the upcoming weekend will be. Being in a small college town, your options might seem limited but in Fulton they are not!

  1. If you have a car or very nice friends like I do who do have a car, you can easily pop to the mall in Columbia, which is only 20 minutes away!
  2. You can go downtown for a relaxing walk, while window shopping at all the quaint little shops.
  3. You can easily top up your tan at Fulton’s two tanning shops. Lasting Image and Tanfastic. These are both relatively affordable tanning salons!
  4. If you love Mexican food, Jalisco is perfect for you and your friends. If you are 21, Jalisco       has great margarita offers on selected days of the week.
  5. History fans can enjoy the National Churchill Museum. This 4-million-dollar museum inside a priceless piece of architecture will give you a look back at living history.
  6. Lulu’s frozen yoghurt! This is one of my favorite places to hang out downtown! Indulge in some good frozen yoghurt on a Sunday afternoon with your friends.
  7. Play some golf at Tanglewood golf club that is only a 5-minute drive from campus. It is a FUN public golf course; just make sure you don’t lose too many golf ball

    The Women's Golf Team at Beks!

    The Women's Golf Team at Beks!

  8. If you are keen on nightlife, the Post Office Bar and Grill ("The PO") and Underground are fun places to hang out on a Saturday night.
  9. Beks! It is the perfect restaurant to take your family when they come and visit. It is located in the "Brick District" downtown and is famous for its spinach and artichoke dip!
  10. The Art House gallery is right up the street from Beks. It displays work from 100 different regional artists. The Art House also hosts classes teaching painting, pottery making, drawing, rug weaving, and other fine arts.

I hope this helps guide you to fun weekends in Fulton!

Thanks for reading!

-Mims