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Hey, I'm Austin, and I'm currently a freshman here at Butler! I'm an ENTJ, a travel junkie, and an entrepreneur. I'm an Alpha Kappa Psi brother & True Blue Mentor, as well as being a part of Entrepreneurship & Innovation club, the volunteer center, and a student production crew member at the brand new Schrott Center. I also am a part of the student-run business, the Butler Bed Buddy. I'm always looking for something to get involved with on campus as well. Go Dawgs!

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My First Chicago Experience

Unlike most people at Butler, I had never been to Chicago prior to this past weekend…and it was AMAZING. I loved it, and I would definitely go back if I had the chance. It was definitely one of the nicest, most charming cities I’d ever been to, and I can’t wait to go back.  I got to stay in the Palmer House Hilton, which was beautiful, for the annual Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity’s Principle Business Leadership Institute (PBLI). Both were awesome, and I got to meet a bunch of people from all over the Midwest at other schools who were awesome.

We also got to walk around Millennium Park which was beautiful. I got to see the bean and a bunch of other “tourist” sights. It was incredible, and I especially loved Michigan Avenue. I do plan on going back and shopping at the Magnificent Mile the next opportunity I get!

The face!

The bean!

Part 1.5

Yeah, so my last blog post I said I’d make a part two to it and yeah…I have yet to be able to find the time to actually make that possible. This has been the craziest week of my life on campus, and I’ve averaged probably 4 hours of sleep every night just because I have so much stuff going on.

With that being said, you could probably assume that I’m more than ready for Thanksgiving break. I’m not necessarily ready for what stands between myself and Thanksgiving break, though…today alone I have to work from 5-7, meet with my business group from 7-7:30, go to the Speakers Lab from 7:30-8 for my FBE presentation, and take my final exam as a pledge for Alpha Kappa Psi from 8-9. Between now and 5, I have to finish my part of the presentation as well as work on a paper I have due tomorrow for my 9AM class, AS WELL AS study for an exam I have tomorrow for my business class. Tonight’s not looking that promising for sleep for me as well, considering all I have to do.

Oh, and I let my roommate practically shave my head yesterday. That was…interesting. It’s not all gone, but it is mostly. I’ll have pictures of that within the next few days, though!

And what better way is there to look forward to Thanksgiving break than to watch the opening of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, right? Enjoy!

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Greek Life

Call me crazy, but before I made it to Butler, I only jokingly ever threw around the idea of “Going Greek.” I didn’t ever think of Greek life as an opportunity for me, but once I got here, my opinions changed pretty quickly. It was clear when I got on campus that Greek life had pretty wide influence on campus, and not necessarily just social fraternities and sororities. There are also fraternities that deal with different majors/colleges on campus, including Alpha Kappa Psi, which I had mentioned before is the professional business fraternity. There’s really a “fraternity” for different perspectives around campus. Some are based on majors, including education, pharmacy, and performing arts, and there are also several honorary and service fraternities. Because these “fraternities” aren’t necessarily social fraternities, they aren’t just for men; women can join sever of them, too!

Today I received an email from a guy that’s a part of the Phi Delta Theta chapter at Butler, and I set up an interest meeting tomorrow with him and he’s also going to give me a house tour in order for me to see what Phi Delta Theta is truly about. I’m pretty excited to get to know more about the fraternity and the brothers that are a part of the organization.

I also received a bid from Alpha Kappa Psi today! I made it past the first interview, which was yesterday, and now I get to continue on with rush and get to know more about this fraternity, too. Because Alpha Kappa Psi isn’t a part of the same type of fraternity organization, I’m also allowed the opportunity to get to know and potentially rush to be a part of Phi Delta Theta. It all might sound confusing (because it was at first..trust me), but I’m starting to get used to it. I can’t wait to find out more about both fraternities, and I will definitely post more about them when I find more out!

Sky Zone

My friend Jensey and I at Sky Zone!

Thanks for reading! Here’s a picture of my friend Jensey and I at Sky Zone last week, which was a blast! And also, here’s a song that’s been stuck in my head lately. Enjoy!

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A Month in Review – Where am I now?

As I’m sitting in Gallahue Hall (the science building on campus) studying for my urban ecology and algebra exams that are coming up, the sun started to set. It was the first time I’ve actually watched the sun go down, and Gallahue is one of the best spots to watch it because it has so much natural lighting (most of the buildings on campus do though). Anyways, as the sun was going down I started reminiscing on times back home and the memories I’ve made at Butler so far.

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The Sunset at Gallahue Hall

I truly feel at home here, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for me. It’s hard to think that I’ve been in college a month already, and let me tell you-it’s been the best month of my life. Really what I’m trying to say is, is that choosing Butler has been the best decision I’ve ever made. Butler has so much to offer- over 140 student organizations, 15 fraternities and sororities, and an abundance of intramural/club sports. At the moment I’m really interested in joining Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Theta, College Democrats, and probably playing intramural table tennis. I still have plenty of time to decide, and that’s one of the best things about being in college.

This past weekend was great. I went to both Sky Zone and Fiesta Indianapolis, but I’ll save blogging about both events for next time. Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone has a great week!