Student Blog The blog of William Woods University Undergraduate Students

18Mar/160

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

26Feb/161

6 Semesters In, I Still Love “The Woods”

Hello again 🙂

My human friend and my equine friends enjoying an outdoor ride.

Spending time with my human and equine friends.

This spring is my sixth semester at William Woods, and my first semester as a University Ambassador (UA).

What's a University Ambassador? As a UA, I get the opportunity to interact with prospective students by eating lunch with current students, giving barn and campus tours, and working in the admissions office. I have really enjoyed this new opportunity, and it has reminded me of my days exploring colleges and ultimately deciding on William Woods--the stage in the process many of you are in.

My interaction with prospective students has also reminded me of how special my time at William Woods University really is. Sometimes as a student, I take my life at school for granted. It's easy to get bogged down by school work and responsibilities. I am less enamored with my college life in the moments of stress and anxiety that accompany tests, resumes, jobs, friendships, riding, and more.

Barn Tours Jogged My Memory. But last week, I was giving barn tours. And I was meeting many prospective equestrian science students, and I was again reminded of why I chose William Woods. As they asked about riding classes and the horses and life as a student, I was so happy to brag about all that WWU has to offer. Their excitement and curiosity was so refreshing. I remembered what it was like to be exploring and beginning college: the excitement, the awe, the novelty. I loved every minute of it.

I hug a black bear.

Like seriously- I got to hug a bear. College let me hug a bear and it was great.

And I still love it. When I start to feel stressed or the novelty of school begins to wear off, I think of the excitement of those students. And I remember all that is so special about William Woods and my life as a student. I have so many professors ready to support me. I have friends that encourage me. I get to live on a beautiful campus with a friendly and safe atmosphere. And perhaps my favorite part is that at any moment I can wander over to the barn and chill with 150 of my favorite equines. Yes, this is college and it is the best.

Whether you're a past, present, or future college student--take a moment and think about life as a student. It is the best, and I am so glad I chose to spend my time at William Woods.

~Alexis

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