Dun duh dunn… Week 3 at UC is now complete! What has the time held? Only the finest things in life… the opening of the Patriot Steakhouse… the shuffling of work study hours… the frantic typing of papers due soon. You know, just regular awesome College stuff.
Monday was Labor day, so we didn’t have classes. I actually went home over the weekend, kind of as a last minute surprise, and got to spend time with some dear friends and family, and home Church folk. Nothing is better than seeing someone’s face light up when they see you! Or, enjoying homemade delicious wonders that trump cafeteria food any day. No offense, caf.
Tuesday is my heaviest backpack day, even though I only have 3 classes. I begin at a bright 8 am with Music theory, head over to Old Testament, then scurry to the Music building for another class, all before lunch. After a little 20 minute wait at the grill, I began my work study time. Work study is an opportunity for students to get paid while working campus. It’s a really good way to learn responsibility. My job is in the English department, and often I’m making duplications or greeting the professors.
Since there weren’t the regular Monday classes this week, my MWF classes, what I call the “Stressful Series,” didn’t really start until Wednesday, where I turned in College Algebra and Music theory assignments with much anticipation and insecurity. Why do I call my MWF schedule the “Stressful Series”? Because my morning is as follows:
8am Music Theory, Music Building
9am College Algebra, Science Complex
10am, Psychology, Luecker Annex Building
11am, Chorale, Music Building
One of the newest transitions I’ve had to make is literally transitioning from class to class… they’re all in different buildings! I know that I’m only in ultra-shock right now, and that as the semester goes on I’ll become steady. I’m really pleased to have such kind professors who will work with me when I don’t know how to do the homework they assign, and even when they aren’t in their office, there’s the ARC (Academic Resource Center) in the Library. So there. The name “Stressful Series” is only temporary… I hope.
Thursday begins with a beautiful sunrise that I sleep right through. After taking many notes during my Old Testament and making funny noises through my Class Voice & Diction, I got to talk one-on-one with a Christian speaker from England by the name of Dennis Pethers. Thursday evening he shared his story about how he was raised Atheist and came to know Christ – British and humorous, he was! Students were able to anonymously ask challenging questions regarding Church and Christianity, and I was thrilled when he answered a few of mine during lunch time! Below are some pictures, though I do apologize, they are blurry from all the laughter going on
And here comes Friday! The Music department has “Departmentals” where all Vocal and Instrumental students have rehearsal Recital performances so we can improve on our technique. Today’s class session will be on what not to do on stage. I’m pretty excited to see what happens!
Well, there you go. I believe I covered every day. Stay tuned for next week!