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I am a Junior at Augsburg College Double Majoring in Organizational Communications, and Business Management. I hope to become a wedding planner, it is my absolute dream job! I LOVE to dance, and make music. I play 6 instruments and I am working on a 7th. I love shopping, and my kitty cat! My best friends are the greatest and of course i have quite an amazing family! I love my life and try to live it to the fullest :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

School Starts off With a bang!

Hey there everybody!

School has officially started, and I am really excited about this semester. I am taking a lot of classes, but I really like my professors and the material that I'll be covering.
I have:

  • Foundations of Fitness
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Religion 100
  • Introduction to Communications
  • Brass & Percussion Methods
  • Macroeconomics
  • Concert Band
I guess when you lay it all out like that it looks like a lot of classes, but foundations of fitness and band are classes that I am taking for 0 credit, and they are pretty chill. Foundations of Fitness is actually pretty nice. I have it on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:10-10:10am and we just work out. It's really nice and it definitely sets me up for a nice day!

Another thing that I am really excited about for this whole school year is that I am co-running the Augsburg Feminist Collective with my awesome roommate. I can't wait to get things rolling, and hopefully get the collective more widespread throughout campus.

And finally, Orientation is officially over. This to me is super sad but nice at the same time. I really loved being an Orientation Leader, but I am definitely ready for the school year to finally be here!
We had a lot of fun with everything, and I gained some friends and memories I will never forget.
Have a great School year everyone!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August Already?

Well Hello everybody! So first of all I can't believe it is already August!!! And I move back into my dorm on MONDAY! Thats only six whole days away! Well, to go out with a bang, I will be ending my summer with a weekend full of Irish music, dance and food! I work at the Irish fair of MN every year, and it is this Friday-Sunday. My all time favorite Irish band (Gaelic Storm) is playing on Friday night, and I am SO excited.

Another note I'd like to make is that SOAR (first year orientation) is over! It was the last two weeks in July, and I had an absolute blast. I got to meet so many incoming first year and transfer students, along with a lot of parents! There a lot of great new minds and ideas coming in this fall and I am very excited. Something that really stuck out to me during SOAR was how much I have grown in the past year. I was an incoming student last year, and I got to see my personal changes from then until now. I realized that I am slowly growing into the person I want to become, and it has been so awesome! So life is good!

And finally I want to let everyone know that I finally know what I want to do with the rest of my life: event planning. Wedding planning has always been my dream but it's a little far fetched so I was at the hair salon when my favorite stylist was like well what about just event planning? Weddings can be included and I was like WOAH. YES. It was awesome!

Well I hope everyone is having a great summer, and loving up the Olympics!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Orientaion!

Hey all!

So I am an Orientation Leader this year at Augsburg, and we have been training since JANUARY! I love it quite a lot, and I realized today that Orientation is already in TWO WEEKS! I cannot wait to start Orientation! I am allowed to brag and talk up Augsburg as much as I want! Haha not really, but I am super excited to hang out with a bunch of incoming students whom are just as pumped about Augsburg as I am! Augsburg is officially my home away from home and I miss it like CRAZY! Luckily I am working at the Department of Public Safety on campus so I do get to go down about twice a week! So my summer has been CRAZY, but the moral of the story is: I cannot wait to be back at the Burg. I'll keep ya posted on Orientation!

Hope everyone's having a great Summer!
Ali

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Time!

Well hello everyone! Long time no see, but let me tell you life has been CRAZY! So far this summer I have started working two jobs (not including being an Orientation Leader), and I am taking two online courses. Who knew summer would bring such stress? Well, on the other hand, I am back in my home town and already COMPLETELY missing Augsburg. I miss the people, the place, the cities, and just about everything else. I already cannot wait to go back in the fall! Another thing I am doing this summer is being an Orientation leader (OL) for the incoming first years at Augsburg. I am so so so excited for SOAR (our student Orientation) and Auggie Days (The period when first years move in early). We just had our summer retreat and it was a BLAST! We did a lot of training and team bonding, and it was so much fun. I can't wait for school to start, but at the same time, I am loving being able to watch my Disney movies and relax at home with my kitty!

Hope everyone's having a great summer!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Break!

Hello Everyone! I hope that everyone is having or will have a fantastic spring break! My spring break is next week starting tomorrow after classes! I am VERY excited for this! I am in the Augsburg Concert band, and we are going on a TOUR! We are taking two coach buses through both Wisconsin and Minnesota and playing for communities, churches, and high schools. I am very excited to be with all of my fellow bandees and have a blast! We are staying 2 nights in hotels and 5 nights (i think) in home stays. This is where a person or family sign up to host a few students for a night! I am sure I will get to meet a lot of interesting people, I am very excited!

Ill keep ya posted!
Ali

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

SultWalk 2012/W.O.W

So as I had previously mentioned, I am currently in a Women's Studies course, and I am LOVING it. I love learning about women's rights and all of the stuff that comes along with it. Also, this week at Augsburg is the "Week of Women" this week we are celebrating women and all things that go along with being women! Yesterday in Christensen Center I was able to make 2 buttons! I made one that said: "Feminist and PROUD!" and one that said: "All Women are beautiful". They are currently living on my backpack which is great cause I wear it everywhere. Also for Week Of Women (WOW) Augsburg College is having a showing (Tonight!) of "MissRepresentation" the documentary, and I am SO SO SO excited. I had planned on going to see it at another Twin Cities College earlier in the school year, but i had to work that night! So tonight we are showing it, and I am supposed to have my Women's studies class tonight and professor said that she would be easily persuaded into letting all of us go and watch it together! :) I really hope I am able to do that!

Also! I was browsing the interwebs today when i found THIS: http://www.slutwalkminneapolis.org/index.html
It is the link for SlutWalk Minneapolis in October, and I am ALREADY absolutely pumped!!!!! I can't wait! 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Scholarship Weekend/Idea

This weekend was Scholarship weekend at Augsburg, and I was able to host a super nice girl auditioning for a visual arts scholarship. We also got to go see the big show, eat in the cafeteria, and have a movie night with other participants and hosts. It was pretty fantastic. It reminded me of last year when I was the one spending the night and auditioning for my Music Scholarship. :) It was super fun to host someone, and I really hope I get to next year too! :) It would be fantastic :)

So while she was here, I talked her ear off (of course), and when we finally got ready for bed, she pulled out a little journal that she doodles in and stuff like that. SO I thought that I finally know what i am going to use my new journal for. It has been sitting on my bookshelf for months, and I am going to start putting things in it like quotes, memories, ideas, doodles, etc etc. So having her over did not only benefit me for keeping my scholarship (haha) but also because I finally know what I am going to do with my journal, which I am very excited about :D

Well, Adios amigos