Archive for September 7th, 2009

Cedar Point

September 7th, 2009

This week was great. Some major things happened to me.

Professor Wick gave me the opportunity to teach my very first college class. On Thursday, I taught a public speaking class on delivery. I watched several videos of speeches with the students. Then we talked about what was good and what was bad. I also gave a speech myself and let the students respond to it. Then, I had prepared a few fun exercises that show how the use of voice can change the meaning of a sentence or even a sound. It was a lot of fun for me and I think the students enjoyed it too. I was very happy after this class.

I decided to investigate the possibility of doing a double major. It is rather late for me to declare a double major since I am a junior already. I wanted to see what was possible. I talked to several people and I have come up with a plan to fit the two majors into my schedule. If everything works out, I will officially be a mathematics/communication double major by next week.

Saturday, I went to the first home football game of the year. It was the first game on the new turf field. It was a very close game, but the Scots came short in the end.  It seemed like the had the winning touchdown in the last minute, but the play was flagged. Suzanna, my sister, really enjoyed the game. It was her first football game ever, but she understood from the beginning why Americans love the game so much.

Sunday, my first trip as director of travel and recreation took place. Two buses full of students went to Cedar Point. It was a successful trip, but the Cedar Point was very busy. Fortunately, I planned my day in  a way that I got to ride all the great roller coasters. The Millenium Force, the Top Thrill Dragster (front row!), and the Maverick were all amazing.

Finally, this weekend was my first weekend on call as an RA. I was a little nervous, because weekends are usually the time when you run into the most violations. Fortunately, the weekend went very smoothly. Students behaved very well and I did not have to document any unjust actions.

I realize that this is a long story, but many things happened and I wanted to share all of them.

Bastiaan