My first UC homecoming was a success. On Saturday, many parents, family, friends, alumni, and community members filled the campus. One main attraction was the festival held on the band field. Several booths were set up, with the neatest things from small business owners, campus organizations, and local services. I had the best cake pops ever, bought a glitter headband (I know you’re probably jealous), and had the opporutunity to meet some alumni. I noticed some folks were wearing an Indian on a Cumberland College shirt. As it turns out, the school’s mascot used to be an Indian. That would explain why there’s a huge native painting in the intermural gym (the smaller gym beside O. Wayne Rollings gym.) Some more history for you, Cumberland College was renamed University of the Cumberlands in 2005. Before Cumberland College, the school was known as the Williamsburg Institute. After working to softball booth, I headed to the game with a few friends. It was so hard finding seats for a crowd of 5. The statium was packed but we squeezed and wedged ourselves in. To ease the pain, we introduced ourselves to the people we forced to “suck it in” so we could sit conveniently. Come to find out that we were sitting by a few of our football friends’ parents! I enjoyed our conversations and their hospitality.
To start October off, a monsoon flooded the campus. Well, maybe not a monsoon, but when it rains down here it pours! I ordered a few things off the internet and wanted to return them, so I had to use the UPS service located at one of the local pharmacies. I chose to walk instead of drive, which turned out to be one of the worse decisions of my life. About half-way there, a down pour came…without my umbrella…running in rainboots. I’m starting to think that I should mention to :
1. never leave your room without your ID and
2. always take an umbrella when its cloudy out.
If you’re wondering how im juggling life, studies, and sports, I’d say I’m doing well. In high school, I had a 3.8 GPA but here I’m about 2.8-3.0. Out of my 5 courses, math and psychology are struggles for me. I have no confidence in my math skills, so when it comes test time I second-guess myself, which makes it that much more difficult. Psychology has a lot of vocab of the brain that is also hard to remember. However, taking Anatomy in high school has eased some of my pain. One professor I hope you get the opportunity to take is Dr. Kirby Clarke. He is a very gentle man with a great sense of humor! In Old Testament, he discusses the background of the biblical characters and the purpose of their stories. Dr. Clarke also gives you an easy to understand study guide for each exam. Most professors do give you a heads up when test are coming up, but not all give you an insight to their test! Be prepared to study all of your notes/book chapters for a few classes.
Don’t forget to check out our Campus Discovery Day coming up, October 20th! http://www.ucumberlands.edu/admissions/discovery/