March has arrived, which is National Nutrition Month! Since we’re on the topic of food, you may think I have some awesome recipes to share. Well, that’s not really the case. I’m not exactly the best when it comes to cooking or coming up with flavor combinations. This is part of the reason why I just always eat in the DSAC Caf’ or Ryan Dining Hall. Being a resident, it’s so much more convenient for me to do so, and it tastes a lot better than what I could probably come up with. Typically, cafeteria food gets a bad reputation. However, I actually enjoy the food that is served here. Ryan Dining Hall changes their menu everyday, so they serve a variety of meals. I am always a fan of the fresh salad bar and the vegetarian entree option of the day.
On the rare occasion where I do just eat a meal in my room, it’s nothing exciting. It usually consists of me popping a box of instant rice in the microwave or pouring a bowl of cereal. As artsy as I am, I am not creative with my meals. A friend of mine proposed an idea for a TV show on the Food Network channel that I would definitely watch. It would be based on res hall recipes. The host would visit various college campus, find out the “it” place to eat in that town, and ways to create an awesome meal in a dorm with limited resources. Next year, my roommate and I plan on living off campus for the first time. That would mean we’ll have to cook almost every meal by ourselves. That means no more getting spoiled by the luxury of getting hot food by simply walking to the building next door. Can this Res Hall Recipe Food Network show start now? I’m ready for the advice.
This past week was an exhausting, but fabulous one! For five days, I was in Boston for a conference called NACA (National Association for Campus Activities). This opportunity came up because my position next year on the Fontbonne Activities Board will be the Live Performance Chair. The FAB president for next school year (Brooke Stochl) and my advisor (Joel Hermann) went as well.
The conference primarily consisted of teaser shows, presented by performers that travel to college campuses with their acts (i.e. musicians, magicians, and comedians.). After each showcase, there was a marketplace lined with booths, where performers and their agents are set up. I walked around there exchanging contact information and spoke with them about their schedule, budget, act, etc. Next year, it will be my job to book any live performers that come to Fontbonne’s campus, so this conference was very beneficial. I spoke with many cool and talented people, and am very excited to meet some of them again when they come to Fontbonne.
In addition to seeing shows, there were some informational workshops that I attended. These were great for leadership development and learning more about what other schools do for their events and marketing. I like talking to students that come from all areas of the U.S. Another exciting part of the conference was meeting Princess Anna and Queen Elsa from the movie Frozen. I love anything Disney, so this was a major highlight of the trip for me. Joel, Brooke, and I also had a little time to explore the city. We went to Boston College, Harvard, and ate some amazing seafood at local restaurants. While Boston is obviously a big city, it was still very quaint. I really liked this about Boston. This trip was definitely an amazing experience.
Brooke, Joel, and I with the "Frozen" characters, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa!