That’s the word buzzing around campus… although out of context, it’s just a fun word. In context it would be, “wow, has it really only been 30 days”? Well, as hard as it is to believe, we’ve officially been here for a month; and what a busy month it’s been! My sophomore year picked up right where my first-year left off: lots of classes, great friends and numerous extra-curriculars.
Before I get too into writing, let me first introduce myself. My name is Ben, I am a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, majoring in Public Communications. I am currently in my second year as vice-president of the class of 2012, in charge of communications. It’s a great way to be involved with my class as a whole!
2012 Class Council after preparing dinner!
I am also a tour guide for the University, giving weekly tours to our always-interested visitors. All of this is in addition to the demands of my rigorous course-load, I’m currently taking 6 courses!
The most exciting news I have to share right now is that today, I got my wings: meaning that I am done with my training, and am an official tour-guide set loose on campus to show all of our visitors the wonderful world that is UVM. Over the past 4 weeks I have been shadowing other tours, participating in student panels and reading up on all of my UVM facts – it all paid off today with my test-tour, which I passed with flying colors!
With all of my mid-term exams coming up next week, I’m really looking forward to a break from the studying, which is why this Sunday, I will be the first one on the bus for our GreenHouse Harvest Fesitval. I live in a Residential Learning Community (RLC) here on campus which is called GreenHouse. Once admitted into GreenHouse we make a commitment to the “green lifestyle” and spreading our message of “doing more with less” to the general student body. No, we aren’t a bunch of hippies, in fact, most of us shower at least once a day.
Something really cool about living in a RLC is that there is a lot more going on than just living and sleeping in your Residential Complex. We do some really fun things like maple sugaring, recycling seminars and even a Mushroom Hunting club!
I’ll be sure to upload some pictures from the festival, but I hope everyone has had a great September, and I’ll talk to you all in October!