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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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Archive: November 2011

Best Friends Forever

Irwin library mine as well be my best friend this week with how much time I spend in there lately. There’s a joke that sometimes gets posted on Facebook and majority of the time it is very true.

Basically at this point I am between the second and third one. I haven’t really seen a lot of people lately or hung out with a lot of my friends lately, because of how much work I have. Although I guess my social hour is at lunch currently. So never mind I am clearly the second one right now! After 1 pm on Thursday that will change. That is when I am officially done with having to worry about anything at least for this week.

The reason why I have been at the library so much lately is because it’s really the only place I can focus and also I have a research paper due. I mine as well be a librarian with how well I can find books now.

Working on my research paper with Kelsey!

Last night I got at Irwin at 730 pm and didn’t leave until 1 am. I feel like a true college student now.

Check out this video about a tradition at Butler that I first found annoying, but now miss that fact that BUPD is not letting TKE play Dominick the Donkey!#freedominick!

 

Back To Butler

Today is the first day of school after break. Yesterday when I got back to campus I spent ten minutes just unpacking and then going straight to Irwin library. These next three weeks are going to be a struggle for me.

We have three weeks until we are done with semester and then once again on break. I’m not really worried about finals, but I am more worried about all the work before finals that could end up changing my grade. This week I don’t think I will be relaxed until Thursday at 215 when my weekend starts.

Besides having to do work again I am really happy to be back on campus. I missed it. Home was fun, but I was ready to come back. I loved being able to be with family and friends. I even got to see goats at my dad’s neighbors! They are so cute!

My dad's neighbor's goats!

Anyway good luck to any college student for the next three weeks! We are almost done!

 

This Is Not Break

This week is Thanksgiving Break, but you could have fooled me. I feel like I have barely been home except only to sleep, which is basically how I am when I am at school. I live only 25 minutes away from Butler, but I haven’t been back home since Fall Break. I try to stay away from home as much as possible so I actually feel like I am part of campus!

Although I missed home I missed working a lot. This may sound weird to people. Even though my job can be tiresome, stressful, and exhausting at times, I love the people I work with and I love the fact I get to look at clothes all day. I work at Forever 21 and as always here’s a look over my schedule.

Sunday: 12-8
Monday: 930-5
Tuesday: 11-7
Wednesday: 11-7
Black Friday: 6am – 4pm

Oh yes that is right I am working Black Friday. Last year on Black Friday it was my first day at Forever 21, you could say I am excited to experience Black Friday as an experienced person finally.

With all this work I haven’t really felt like I have been on break. I still have an 8 to 10 page research paper to write that’s due when I get back. I also have my business plan presentation to give when I get back and a paper to write due by Sunday. Most of my friends didn’t get on break until yesterday so everyone is finally home. Hopefully I get to see some of my best friends, but with my schedule who knows, it may have to wait until Christmas Break!

One thing I have been able to do is go to Butler games still and tonight there is a game, so GO DAWGS! Last game I got front row at Dawg Pound because there is basically no one here!

Front row Dawg Pound!!!

As for the video if you have never seen it, just be amazed. Plus COME BACK TO BUTLER JIMMY!!!

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Crazy Week!

I am really glad this week is over now because everyone is on break, but also I had so much stuff due this week! Let me just break it down so it is easier to explain.

Monday:
meeting at 830 am w/business professor
go to Forever 21 to get things ready to go back to work!
Tuesday:
phase 2 outline due for FYS
business paper due
BU vs Chattanooga game
Wednesday:
1st generation meeting at 10
LC 103 paper due
College Mentors For Kids
Thursday:
Business paper due
Business Exam
Religions paper due

On Wednesday night I spent 4 hours in Irwin library with my friend Kelsey. Sadly, this is how much time I spend in the library sometimes! Thankfully, I was able to have some fun like going to the game on Tuesday to see the bulldogs win and unveil our new banner from last year’s run to the finals! It’s definitely exciting to finally be able to participate in the dawg pound!

Check out this video from LJ of the unveiling of the banner!

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That’s a Freshman

A lot of people say they can tell who the freshman are, but there are many times where people ask me if I’m older. I think I finally found a way that upperclassmen can tell how we are freshmen. This has to do with only one word: Scheduling.

Freshmen these past couple of days have been stressed. Not stressed about homework, exams, or even papers but instead scheduling. As each day passed during the week most freshmen saw their wanted classes slowly dwindle away with no more spots. Don’t get me wrong the reason why many of us came to Butler is for small class sizes, but due to these small class sizes sometimes it is hard to get into the class you want to get into.

I’m sure if you walked the sidewalks of Butler these past couple of days you have seen freshmen either on the phone freaking out, talking to people about freaking out, or just freaking out in every class trying to see when other people schedule. You would also see multitudes of us checking our my butler account like it was our job.

I think the days of scheduling are done, and now it’s time to watch and see who drops and adds what. Some classes may begin to open up while others that you really wanted stay closed. I think majority of people got the classes they wanted. We can’t get everything, I mean we are freshmen still lowest on the totem pole.

Currently I’m writing this blog at Wabash, it’s the monon game this weekend. It’s against their biggest rivalry DePauw! Although it sounds super fun I’m going to go support my dawgs in basketball this weekend against Evansville at Evansville! It’s their first official game of the season! Let’s Go DAWGS!

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The iPhone/Twitter Addiction

Last Thursday I turned 19! I’m so thankful that I have made it through 19 years, I’m sure my parents can’t believe it. On my 19th though my sister got me an iPhone! I was so excited, she gave me the option between iPhone and rain boots. I am not going to lie I really did consider the rain boots… Seriously though look how cute these are.

Anyway now that I have an iPhone my addictions to certain things have become worse. For example, I’m on Twitter a lot more now. I’m not even tweeting more I’m just looking and reading tweets more. Before my phone had an app for Twitter but it took forever to upload, and so now with my iPhone the app is so much faster.

For a student on Butler campus I think having a twitter is such a good idea! You find out so many things through following Butler twitters. These are the twitters I follow from Butler with an explanation as to what they tweet about or why I follow them!

  • @butleru: This twitter mostly keeps me updated on things going on around campus. They always say Happy Monday. I’m not going to lie I enjoy seeing that tweet!
  • @butlerHRC: This twitter is from our Heath & Recreation Complex. They are fun to follow because they let you know when there are free massages or when a special event is going!
  • @butlerMBB: This is Butler’s Men Basketball Team twitter. They keep you updated on scores or anything going on with players!
  • @ButlerBlue2: Obviously this is an awesome twitter. It’s our mascot! Who doesn’t love Blue 2? Get a daily dosage of his craziness… I think he has a busier schedule than me.
  • @ButlerPrez: This the twitter of our new President, Mr. Danko. I think it’s important to keep up with what he’s doing for campus!
  • @gobutleru: This twitter is for admissions! Whether a current student or incoming student I think it’s still nice to know what’s going on!
  • @SGAatBU: SGA stands for Student Government Association they plan a lot of things on campus and give out free stuff! Who doesn’t want free stuff?!
  • @LevesterJohnson: This is the tweet of our VP of Student Affairs, once again more free stuff! You never know what he has up his sleeve.

So no matter what your interest, whether it be student government, sports, or maybe following a dog, Butler’s got you covered! Just make sure it doesn’t distract you to the point where you aren’t doing any work…. Happy Tuesday!

This is a video where Jimmy Kimmel told parents to tell their children they ate all their Halloween candy… who knew kids got so emotional over candy!

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The Bigger Picture

Even though I was recovering from sickness, the stomach flu to be exact, I couldn’t help myself but go to my friend’s haunted hayride last night. It’s something my friend’s family does every year. It’s really cool because my friend’s dad aka Poppa P loves doing it. I think Halloween is a holiday that suits him very well.

A lot of the family and their friends will get dressed up to scare the little kids and big kids (adults) that come through to get a good scare. Whether we are dressed up as Frankenstein, girls getting arms chainsawed, or creepy people scaring up on you, we always try to get a good scare. To some people the goal is to make the little kids cry, but I feel bad doing that. It’s fun to see people jump a little.

Here are some pictures from last years!

Freaky!!

This was my first time doing the haunted hayride and I realized that it is more than just something to do on Halloween instead it’s something that people appreciate and are really thankful for. The friend’s family that runs the haunted hayride doesn’t take any money everything is free. Poppa P spent over 20 hours putting this year’s set up together, but he would never tell you that because that’s not the point.

At the end of this year’s haunted hayride a neighbor left a thank you note saying how grateful she is for what they do and hopes they continue to do it. That’s what made me realize that this was much more than just some random hayride, but instead it brought community and people together. That may sound cheese ball to you, but first of all I am a cheese ball, and second of all sometimes the truth is cheesy.

So shout out to those who bring the community together and also shout out to my best friend and his family who I am so grateful to have in my life and who were teaching me the Butler Way before I even got to Butler.

Here’s a video with our obsession of Blue 2, and also his baby bro that he loves to tweet about.

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