I just got back from a conference in Minneapolis called NACA (National Association for Campus Activities). I attended this last year as well in Boston and have been looking forward to it again ever since then. This is a conference in which there are a variety of teaser shows and market places in which you can visit with the performers and their agents. The point of this is to see what performers you want to bring back to your campus. There are a variety of singers, DJs, comedians, poets, acrobats, and more. There are also educational sessions to attend. I presented at one of them. It was titled “Dealing with Divas: How to Handle Difficult Performers.” I spoke about my experience as the live performance chair on the Fontbonne Activities Board and as an entertainment agent at TalentPlus.
My experience was so amazing; I don’t even know where to begin. I saw so much talent that I am so excited to see perform at Fontbonne. I will definitely come back. I am a huge fangirl and follower now for some of my favorites, such as Two Worlds, Matt Beilis, and Josh Vietti. In addition, I learned a lot of valuable information at the educational sessions. There were five of us from the activities board that attended. We all bonded tremendously and met many new people at the conference that hosted about 1,500 students. We also enjoyed taking some time to see what Minneapolis has to offer. For example, we ate some cool restaurants and visited the Mall of America. Because my career is in the entertainment industry, this setting is definitely my forte. I didn’t want the show-watching and critiquing to end. NACA has provided me so many amazing opportunities, memories, and friends. This is priceless and something I will never forget.
The Department of Leadership, Education, and Student Activities. Whoa, that’s a mouthful. Better known as DLESA, this department hosts a few major campus organizations at Fontbonne, one of which I’m a part of. Omicron Delta Kappa falls under the DLESA umbrella. As we near the final days of the semester (yikes), the department was kind enough to throw the bundle of student leaders on campus an End of the Year Party. This just happened to be a trip to Busch Stadium for a Cardinals Game, complementary nachos, and Ted Drewes after.
It was an enjoyable night! Although it rained off and on, the Cardinals ended up losing, and the game ended significantly past the closing of Ted Drewes, it was still a great night with fellow students. I can’t fathom to think that this time next week my junior year of college will be basically complete, and just a few weeks after that I’ll be boarding a plane to London for the entire summer.
Monday night was a night full of memories, but that is what my entire year has been, thanks to Fontbonne. It’s nights like Monday that I’ll look back on and cherish. I just have to hang on for another week. Let the finals begin!
Ready for the game to start!
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To earn money that goes directly towards tuition, I have an internship with the Department of Leadership Education and Student Activities. I started this last semester and had a great time helping promote events, set up, and bonding with my fellow interns and the staff. So far, I am enjoying it even more this semester. One of my projects is to develop and run biweekly trivia nights on campus. Considering I am very into pop culture, this job is perfect for me. I come up with all the questions, themes, and host the actual event. The assistant director of student activities at Fontbonne, Joel, helps me create flyers and promote the events through Twitter (#GSOPC). Typically, the trivia nights start at 8:15 every other Tuesday in the DSAC Caf’. However, this week it will be on Wednesday since the last home basketball game is on Tuesday. This week’s theme is “Broken Hearted.” The questions revolve around celebrity breakups, breakup songs, and other famous relationship drama. Hopefully this tradition will continue to grow and I thank everyone who has been participating (and hope they’ve been having as much as I have been!). Other trivia themes are as follows (the first two have already successfully been completed).
House of Mouse
Revenge of the Nerds
The Scoop on Hoops
I Love the 90’s!
When somebody is talking about St. Louis, what comes to your mind?
For me, the answers always are the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals are a well-known baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. Before studying in St. Louis, I only watched Cardinals on TV when they won the World Series. But, now, I am so lucky I can go to downtown St. Louis and watch a Cardinal’s game in Busch Stadium.
October is an important month for baseball game. Everyone pays attention to watch the game on TV, because it’s the season for gaining the World Series (WS) championship.
Cardinals won for the NLDS (Nation league division series) last week, the miracle for the “Angry Birds” happened again. Let’s celebrate it.
Fontbonne’s students are so lucky because student activities provided the chance to buy special price tickets to watch Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The student activities department also offered students chances to watch the Cardinals’ game on campus together, and gave students snakes and pizza during the games. Therefore, students wouldn’t miss any chance to cheer for our excellent Cardinals. For sure, I also joined the activity to watch and cheer for our Cardinals.
Hoping the miracle for Cardinals will happen this year again.
Let’s celebrate it in advance. Go~ Go~ Cardinals!