Summer is so close! There are only 4 days of formal classes left in the UCF Spring Semester. Most people are busy studying for finals and getting ready for summer! I personally can’t wait to be done with this semester. It will be a tough finals week, but I’m sure if I buckle down and stay focused I can make it. One of the best things about UCF is how easy it is to study here. From the BHC reading room to the reflection pond, there are tons of places around campus to really focus and learn. And that’s something I hope to do right now!
Until next time!
Picture from the National Merit Reception!
Good Morning UCF!
This week is going to be busy and exciting for all Knights. Today marked the kick-off of the ticket distribution for Universal Knights! Every year, Universal closes down one of its parks and lets UCF students roam free until 3 in the morning! I can’t wait to get my ticket. This is a busy week in sports as well- Intramural playoffs begin this week! I have a softball game tonight at 9:30. Wish me luck! Another great event happening Thursday is Symphony Under the Stars. The UCF Orchestra plays a beautiful show right next to the reflection pond! It’s a wonderful experience, so bring a picnic blanket and come early! Friday is UCF Relay For Life! From 6pm to 11:59 am, teams will be out on Memory Mall fundraising in the fight for cancer! Friday is also a great day for arts- in the UCF Blackbox Theater there is a One-Woman show being performed by UCF BFA Musical theater Julie Frost. It’s free, and promises to be wonderful! UCF Theatre performed “Rent” last week, and I was blown away. It just goes to show that no matter what you are interested in, UCF has something to offer you!
Spring has sprung, UCF! Today is a beautiful day to be on campus. The fountain is flowing, the Burnett Meditation garden is blooming, and just in time for prospective students to truly see the beauty of this campus!
Hey Future Scholars!
This is a busy week for me (and the rest of UCF). It’s midterm time, and I have 4 just this week! Yikes! Today is also the first day of class registration for Fall ‘10 and Spring ‘11. For those of you who don’t know. UCF has multiple term registration. This means that you can sign up for a whole year’s worth of classes in one session. And of course, National Merit Scholars and Honors Students are given the earliest time slots! Just one of the many benefits of this program. I myself am taking a victory lap, so although this will be my senior year I still have some course planning to do. Aside from my exams, I am captaining the Honors Rube Goldberg competition team this Friday. A Rube Goldberg machine is a complex machine that accomplishes a simple task. Our task is to pour a can of soda into a glass. Without giving away any secrets, I am confident that our design will be the most creative :) That’s about it for my week. For those of you who came to the President’s Dinner and/or Scholar’s Day, it was a pleasure to meet you! Good luck with your college decision!
Tower 3! I spent my first year at UCF here. The weather is just as sunny as the color scheme :)
This is going to be a busy week! UCF Scholar’s Day is this Saturday, March 20th! Our National Merit President’s Reception is March 19th, and I can’t wait! (Anything involving President Hitt means that there will be awesome food). UCF was alive today after a long Spring Break. Campus is so empty when everyone is gone, which proves that our students are the heart and soul of this university. Spring break was very relaxing for me, and I loved having 9 days of doing absolutely nothing. The only exciting thing I did was attend MegaCon. For those of you who don’t know, MegaCon is a huge southern convention for video games, comics, and costuming! I had never been before, but my friends love it, so I joined them. There were some interesting characters there, but overall it was really fun. I definitely went out of my comfort zone to go there :) In other UCF news, President’s Leadership Council interviews are this week (mine is Wednesday). Good luck to all of the candidates! More news on everything UCF to come! Happy Spring!
This has been a great week at UCF! The results are in for our SGA Presidential Election- Kilbride and Lochrade ftw! They seem like they will be excellent representatives of UCF, and hopefully make good on all of their promises. Wednesday the Scholar’s program hosted a pre-basketball tailgate that was full of fun, friends, and Huey Magoo’s! (Which is the best chicken in the world, for those of you who don’t know) If you are a prospective National Merit student reading this- know that you will be fed very well should you choose to come here! Thursday night was the UCF Relay For Life team party. Relay is April 16th this year- for those of you who don’t know, it is one of the largest fundraising events in the world for the fight against cancer. I am lucky enough to be a team captain this year, and I hope to raise at least $1000 with my team! Intramural spring sports got into full swing this week as well. Actually, my first softball game is in a few hours! Wooooo UCF!!!
Have a safe weekend!
The UCF Arena! Basketball season is currently winding down, which means spring is almost here! The Arena will host the Harlem Globetrotters tomorrow night to cap off the season. Check out the arena website for concerts, comedians and more! http://www.ucfarena.com/index.php
This week has been great! (Even though I’ve had 3 exams). Monday I went to Ferris and Foster’s (the chocolate facotory) with Honors Congress. We each got to make a pound of chocolate, and they had molds, truffle filling, and a chocolate conveyer belt! I made a big chocolate Optimus Prime. It was delicious! Wednesday kicked off one of my favorite annual UCf events- Campus Moviefest. You are given a week and all of the equipment to make a 5 minute short film! Wednesday was also the first UCF GLEE Club rehearsal. We’re doing a Lady Gaga medley for the LEAD Scholars talent show to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. The most important thing this week is by far PLC Applications being due. The President’s Leadership Council is one of the most prestigious organizations on campus. Over 400 apply, only 35 are chosen. Good luck to all of the applicants!