First, parents weekend/the annual research symposium/our last Accept Students Open House of the year was last weekend. On Friday some members of my family came to Burlington because I was inducted into two honors societies that St. Mike's has chapters of. The first was Beta Beta Beta, the national Biology honors society, and next year I will be the Public Representative for the SMC chapter! BBB hosts many really interesting speakers on campus and puts on other events related to science and biology.
|Next year's BBB officers!|
I was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, which is the oldest academic honors society in the country along with best friend and roommate Katie! I was honored to be inducted into both BBB and PBK, and really grateful my family could come share the moments with me!
|The "secret" PBK handshake with Professor Walsh|
I spent last Saturday morning setting up and helping organize our Tour Guides at the Accepted Student Open House! These Open Houses are my favorite Admissions event to help out at because I actually made my final decision to attend St. Mike's after attending one when I was a senior in high school! It was great to see and meet so many prospective students, especially the ones I talked to who came to the Research Symposium poster presentation. Ali and I presented a poster about the research we did this past summer, and even brought our favorite leech Hubert to show off! Hubert made quite the impression on people that came to see our poster (some good impressions, some bad...). It was fun to get to share some leech knowledge with so many people!
|Ali, Hubert, and me in front of our poster!|
This week also had many exciting events, beginning on Thursday night with the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert! It was really fun, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were so good live! I'm not usually a huge fan of rap, but Macklemore has some really good songs and was an amazing performer. Be sure to check out Lisa's blog about the concert for some amazing pictures she took for the yearbook!
|SO MANY PEOPLE!|
Then this Saturday was the day St. Mike's students look forward to every spring semester... P-DAY!! It stands for "preparation day" and is a St. Mike's tradition. It is always the weekend before finals start, and is a fun day to spend with friends before the most stressful and busy part of the semester. The best part was that this year the weather was beautiful, and my friends and I were able to spend most of the day outside enjoying it! Everyone makes special shirts to wear, and there is free food and live music in the field in front of the 300s town houses all day! At night there was a show of mind reading/sword swallowing/fire eating. Literally, my mind was BLOWN by the mind reading tricks, it was great!
|My P-Day shirt|
|Alex and me!|
Here's what the rest of the semester looks like for me (look for a last week of the spring semester recap blog in the next week!):
-This Wednesday is our last day of classes!
-I have 3 finals: Physics on Friday, Pathogens and Parasites on Saturday, and Literature in the Classic World on next Wednesday.
-I'm moving out next Wednesday after my final, but will be back to campus to play with the liturgical choir at the Baccalaureate mass next Saturday!